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A R Rahman graces People Magazine!

Written by on January 31st, 2009

Composer extraordinaire A R Rahman (Allah Rakha Rahman) has already taken home the gold with his win at the Golden Globes for his work on Slumdog Millionaire and it looks like he’s set to bag a few Academy Awards. With such success, it’s only natural that he be featured on the cover of People Magazine […]

“When I read the script of Luck By Chance I loved it!” – Konkona Sen Sharma

Written by on January 29th, 2009

Konkona Sen Sharma is one of the most highly respected actresses in the Hindi film Industry. That she has amazing talent is acknowledged by fellow actors, critics, her fans, and by the two National Awards she has won: One for Mr and Mrs Iyer and one for Omkara. Other highlights from her career are 15 […]

“Slumdog Millionaire is an underdog story that everyone loves to believe in” – Freida Pinto

Written by on January 28th, 2009

Freida Pinto’s portrayal of the adult Latika didn’t span the entire picture, but she certainly made a huge impact on screen in Slumdog Millionaire. Freida’s Latika glowed with a depth that many more experienced actresses could not manage, and not only with her strength and will to endure, but also her undying hope in the […]

“I was skeptical about accepting Luck by Chance” – Sanjay Kapoor

Written by on January 28th, 2009

Sanjay Kapoor hails from one of Bollywood’s illustrious families. Both of his brothers, director Boney Kapoor and actor Anil Kapoor, have seen success in great abundance and the youngest Kapoor brother too has seen highs in fourteen years of his career. In the past, he received acclaim for his performance in Raja and Shakti. Looking […]

Slumdog Millionaire Cast Wins Big SAG Prize

Written by on January 26th, 2009

Continuing on its dream run of wins at major award ceremonies, Slumdog Millionaire was honored with two more top prizes. The Producers Guild of America named the Danny Boyle directed film Best Picture and at last night’s Screen Actor Guild Award the Cast won the highest honor of the evening Outstanding Performance by a Cast […]

“I have directed Farhan all my life!” – Zoya Akhtar

Written by on January 26th, 2009

The buzz surrounding Luck By Chance began with the release of the cast list and since the first promo premiered, huge numbers of fans have looked forward to seeing the film. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the film has an all-star cast including Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Juhi Chalwa, Sanjay Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, […]

Aishwarya and Akshay Honored with Padma Shri Awards

Written by on January 25th, 2009

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar are among the honorees for this years Padma Shri Awards. Also being honored with the award are star of yesteryear Helen, singer Udit Narayan, singer Hridaynath Mangeshkar and ghazal singer Penaz Masani. Crikceter Dhoni was also awarded a Padma Shri for his outstanding achievements in sports. The Padma Shri […]

“Dev is obsessive, addictive, spoiled and stubborn” – Abhay Deol

Written by on January 18th, 2009

Since Abhay Deol first impressed the film world with Socha Na Tha, he has continued to make his mark with unique roles. We have seen him as Ankush in Ahista Ahista, a real hero in Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd, he played Nilesh in the comic thriller Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, he was drawn into […]

Mugdha Godse and Arjan Bawja Win Lions Gold Awards

Written by on January 18th, 2009

Two stars of the critically acclaimed film Fashion have taken home awards at the 15th annual Lions Gold Award. Mugdha Godse who played Janet, won the Best Debutant Actress Award and Arjan Bawja was named Most Promising Actor for his work in the film! Mugdha said, “It’s a special award as its my first and […]

“I’m excited to be working with Rani.” Shahid Kapoor

Written by on January 18th, 2009

Shahid Kapoor is certainly very busy of late; he has 3 projects he is currently working on and also has another that will go to the floor once these are done. The three projects include Ken Ghosh’s dance film titled Yahoo, Kaminay directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and a film for Yash Raj which co-stars Rani […]

Top 10 Directors of 2008

Written by on January 16th, 2009

Behind every great movie, there is a director who has put everything he has into making that film. The year 2008 had directors trying new things, with novel approaches and different stories, and they gave us some incredible films to see. Not only were there hard hitting dramas, there were some great comedies, a new […]

Winners of the Star Screen Awards

Written by on January 16th, 2009

Wednesday night saw the stars come together for the 15th Annual Nokia Star Screen Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Sajid and Farah Khan and Shreyas Talpade, which saw performances by Deepika Padukone Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma. However, the main attraction of the night besides who looked good, was who […]

Dev D coming soon!

Written by on January 15th, 2009

On Friday, February 6th, Anurag Kashyap, will bring to the screen Dev D, starring Abhay Deol, Kalki and Mahi Gill. According to the official website, “Dev D is a modern-day interpretation of the classic novel Devdas by Sarat Chandra. Dev, Paro and Chanda of Dev D reflect the sensibilities, conflicts, aggression, independence, free though, exuberance […]

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Honored with 4 Golden Globes

Written by on January 12th, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire won in every category in which it was nominated in at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The film won Best Screenplay, Best Soundtrack, Best Director and the coveted prized of the evening, Best Film! Simon Beaufoy won for his script for the film, and he said in his thank you speech that […]

Star Screen Award Nominations Announced

Written by on January 10th, 2009

The nominations for the 15th annual Nokia Star Screen Awards have been announced. According to the website, “The year 2008 has seen many innovations in the Indian film industry. Many established formulas have been brought to naught and experimental filmmakers have continued to establish their presence at the box office. Keeping this exciting year in […]

Billu Barber

Written by on January 7th, 2009

Pritam is at the musical helm of the Irrfan Khan/Shah Rukh Khan/Lara Dutta starrer, Billu Barber. The album is huge with 15 tracks, but the film boasts special song appearances by three Bollywood beauties: Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, and their individual tracks each have two remixes. Since there are so many songs, […]

10 Albums That Rocked Our World in 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Bollywood fans not only countdown to the release of their favorite stars’ films, they also can’t wait to get their hands on the music. Soundtracks are not just background music in Bollywood films; they augment the story and give meaning to the film. A terrific soundtrack is not only full of great songs, but also […]

Top 25 Songs of 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Great songs are one of the things that make Hindi films so good, and in 2008 there were an abundance of great songs. There were full-on rock jams, gorgeous ballads, dance mixes that made you want to move, and of course bhangra and typical Hindi film beats. Lots of the albums encompassed all those styles […]

Top 10 Newcomers of 2008

Written by on January 2nd, 2009

Each year a new batch of actors and actresses try and make their mark in the halls of Hindi filmdom. Though some go unnoticed, each year there are some performances that stand out and you know you are seeing the start of a something special: an actor or actress who is destined to be a […]

Directors Take on the Best Films of 2008

Written by on December 31st, 2008

Some of Bollywood’s biggest directors have listed their picks for the Best Films of 2008. They not only named Hindi films but a British film set in India and two Hollywood films were also among the chosen ones. Here is the list compiled by Subhash K Jha. Rock On!! Was mentioned the most with 10 […]

Shahid’s New Film and New Dance

Written by on December 29th, 2008

Shahid Kapoor is certainly working hard these days. In the works are Kaminey directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, an untitled film for Yash Raj starring opposite Rani Mukerji and his dance film for Ken Gosh tentatively titled Yahoo. He is so busy that his long awaited project with his dad, well known actor Pankaj Kapoor, in […]

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