Hooked On Hindi Films via Bride & Prejudice!

Written by on March 25th, 2010

Most desis who like Bollywood can attribute the beginning of their fandom to a family member, a friend, or nostalgia for their childhoods. In the Western world, however, non-desis who know more than, “they’re all musicals, right?” about Hindi films are few and far between (though always adding to their number). Ask one of these […]

Preity Tweets Through Incarceration and Celebration

Written by on February 2nd, 2010

Preity Zinta doesn’t let anything stop her from enjoying her life, even a scary moment in an airport restroom. The bubbly actress recently let her Twitter followers in on a bit of a fright she’d just had: she couldn’t get out of her locked stall for ten minutes! Without a phone, she couldn’t contact anyone […]

Aamir Feels Homesick

Written by on January 29th, 2010

Just because Aamir Khan isn’t in India at the moment doesn’t mean he’s out of touch with his homeland. In his most recent blog post, the 3 Idiots star recounts being tormented by texts and voicemails all night long while at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, USA. When he awoke, what did Aamir […]

Newcomers of 2009

Written by on January 8th, 2010

No matter what your opinion of the overall quality of 2009’s releases, there’s no question that the year heralded some notable first performances from a new crop of actors. Without further ado, here are BollySpice’s picks for Newcomers of 2009: Shazahn Padamsee – Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year Her debut might have been […]

Vampires Invade Bollywood

Written by on December 6th, 2009

Fans of Hindi films won’t find it surprising that yet another obsessive filmi hero with tendencies bordering on stalking (not unlike Vivek in Saathiya, or Siddharth in Bommarillu) has acquired quite the following in India. This hero, however, isn’t desi. He doesn’t speak Hindi–at least, not that we know of. In fact, he’s technically not […]

Gurinder Goes to Goa

Written by on November 27th, 2009

Gurinder Chadha arrived in India to visit Goa this week, but she wasn’t there just for the scenery. “Yeah, it’s lovely here in Goa, and it feels nice. But I am more interested in how Indian audiences view what I do and how I do it.” The perfect means for getting that feedback, the International […]

Rahul Bose Raising Canadian Climate Change Awareness

Written by on October 16th, 2009

Things are going to be a little bit hotter than usual in British Columbia for a few days this month. No, not from any global warming, but from Indian indie king Rahul Bose! reports that the star of The Whisperers is traveling to Vancouver in his role as Oxfam ambassador. While there, he’ll raise […]

Aladin in 140 Characters and Spaces

Written by on October 13th, 2009

Those wondering what the new Riteish Deshmukh starrer Aladin is all about might have a pretty good idea from the trailer. However, if you didn’t get enough of the storyline from the traditional source, Sujoy Ghosh has your hook-up on Twitter, no less. The Boundscript writer-director divulged details of the upcoming release’s plot on his […]

Percept Picture Company to Produce Pirates

Written by on October 10th, 2009

Those wondering what the team behind 2004’s Phir Milenge will come up with next, need wonder no longer. Shailendra Singh of Percept Picture Company announced on Thursday that the company will be filming a crime thriller/expos

“Harleen” To Star in Purani Jeans?

Written by on September 30th, 2009

Giselle Monteiro isn’t the first non-desi actress to garner some fame in the Hindi film industry, but she might be the first in the current generation to show some staying power. The Brazilian-born beauty made her debut in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal, and seems to be intent on creating a career aaj kal. However […]

Salman Saves Prem Soni’s Prem Kahaani

Written by on September 19th, 2009

With big names like Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Preity Zinta, and Sohail Khan headlining the promos, one might be excused for believing Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna to be the work of an experienced pro. However, Prem Soni is in fact making his first outing as a director with the film. So how did Prem get […]

Kaminey Controversy Arrives in High Court

Written by on September 17th, 2009

Director Vishal Bharadwaj probably didn’t think twice about some incidental graffiti on the Kaminey set, except perhaps as a backdrop to stars Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. However, some devotees to the Hindu god Jagannath managed to look away from the thrilling action long enough to see him mentioned “in bad taste” in that graffiti […]

Aladin Trailer Wows!

Written by on September 15th, 2009

Regular readers of Amitabh Bachchan’s blog, or those who follow his Aladin co-star Riteish Deshmukh on Twitter, were in for a treat on September 11th. Riteish directed followers to for the first look at the new Aladin trailer. Breaking from the usual Hindi film promotional pattern, the trailer gives away a great deal of […]

Scene By Scene: Aditya Finds Geet Again in Jab We Met

Written by on September 12th, 2009

Some scenes make you laugh, caught up in the characters’ joy. Others make you cry, as you grieve with the people on the screen. Still others just make your heart ache, and my favorite scene from Jab We Met is one of those. The Scene Aditya Kashyap is forced by circumstances beyond his control to […]

Konkona delighted with Ranbir

Written by on September 9th, 2009

Konkona Sen Sharma, known for her range as an actress as well as for her marketability, has nothing but good things to say about Ranbir Kapoor. The actress, when asked about her far less experienced Wake Up Sid co-star, said he was “very talented, chivalrous and an absolute delight to work with.” She also promised […]

Preity Zinta takes her Item Number seriously!

Written by on September 9th, 2009

Preity Zinta wasn’t about to just phone in her guest appearance in the Salman Khan/Kareena Kapoor starrer, Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna. The actress, whose last on-screen appearance was in a cameo during Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi‘s “Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte,” decided to get serious about her item number, “Happening.” An on-set source dishes, “Preity […]

No Pause for Piggy Chops?

Written by on September 8th, 2009

Even though Priyanka Chopra has been busily breaking Guinness records this year, the Kaminey cutie is having a hard time taking a break-from work. In a recent interview with Khaleej Times Online, Priyanka admitted, “Actually, I had been planning on taking a break. Technically speaking, this is supposed to be my one month off.” Obviously, […]

Pritish Calls for Bollywood About-Face

Written by on September 4th, 2009

Pritish Nandy, known for taking mainstream stars and transforming them into character actors, has this to say to Bollywood via Twitter: “Time for a real change.” In an extended Twitter rant, the poet-producer proclaimed, “The assumption that audiences are dreary old fools who love watching regurgitated nonsense is a fallacy. That’s how saas bahu sagas […]

Akshay Kumar and Strong Women

Written by on September 3rd, 2009

Don’t believe a man well-known for his onscreen daredevil stunts could think a woman is his equal? Think again, because Akshay Kumar – soon to be seen onscreen again in October’s Blue – is a big believer in the strength of the so-called “weaker” sex. In a recent interview with Indo Asian News Service, Akshay […]


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