Om Puri-still going strong

Written by on October 6th, 2007

Om Puri, one of Bollywood’s finest actors and a veteran of the industry for over 30 years is still going strong. He has just completed a long shoot for Aziz Mizra’s Lucky Charm and is getting ready to make a sequel to Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. Puri said, “Kundan Shah who directed Jaane Bhi Do […]

Saawariya’s novel promotional tie-in

Written by on October 6th, 2007

From my understanding there are two events that India goes crazy about, a highly anticipated Bollywood movie release and a big cricket match. Now Saawariya is one of the most highly anticipated films of this year and Sony Pictures has come up with a novel promotional tie-in with cricket. Harshavardhan Gangurde, the marketing head of […]

180 Regional Dancers used in Jab We Met

Written by on October 5th, 2007

For the song picturization of the foot-tapping “Yeh Ishq” from Jab We Met, choreographer Saroj Khan used over 180 dancers from different parts of Himachal Pradesh. According to director Imtiaz Ali, “We had local troupes from Tibet, Chamba, Bilaspur, Kinnor, Dharamshala, Hamirpur and Kullu.” Filmed in Manali, the promo of the song shows small glimpses […]

“It’s given me a new lease on life” – Adnan Sami

Written by on October 5th, 2007

Adnan Sami one of Bollywood’s greatest musicians, composers, and singers has lost over 100kg and says it has changed his life. He once weighed over 200kg (441lb) and looking at him now it is hard to believe he is the same person. Sami, who is only 34, began to work on shedding the pounds after […]

Om Shanti Om cast to walk the ramp

Written by on October 5th, 2007

On October 9th, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Talpade and Arjun Rampal will be walking the ramp for a fashion show of Om Shanti Om’s costumes. Director Farah Khan explained, “It’s a tie-up with Shopper’s Stop. On October 9, Shah Rukh, Deepika and the other stars will walk the ramp at a show at […]

Top 5 Ridiculous Song Picturizations

Written by on October 4th, 2007

Song picturizations are what sets Bollywood movies apart from other genres. They are filled with sensational and unique choreography and the beautiful sceneries range from the pyramids of Egypt to the locales of hillstations. There are many different kinds of them: . Item songs, which are always so hot and sizzling that they set the […]

Accident-prone Ruslaan Mumtaz!

Written by on October 4th, 2007

Star in the making Ruslaan Mumtaz seems to be a bit accident prone while working on the set. The actor, who made quite an impression in his first film Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar, has all ready had two more than minor spills while filming. Speaking of Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar, one of those accidents happened […]

Ajay as Emperor Ashoka

Written by on October 4th, 2007

Raj Kumar Santoshi who just completed his film Halla Bol with Ajay Devgan, has now signed the excellent actor to play an epic character. Ajay will take on the role of Ashoka in Santoshi’s vision of the Maurayn emperor’s life. Santoshi said, “Though he was born in 265 BC, today Emperor Ashoka’s message of Buddhist […]

Mallika Sherawat trains and changes her look for Ugly Aur Pagli

Written by on October 3rd, 2007

Now reading the title of this article you might think that we meant Mallika is changing her look to be ugly in Ugly Aur Pagli. However, since that would be quite impossible, we meant for her character Pagli. The film also stars Ranvir Shorey opposite Mallika and is directed by first timer Sachin Khot. Produced […]

Shah Rukh in talks to perform at Ekta’s Awards

Written by on October 2nd, 2007

Balaji Global Indian Tv Honours 2007 aka Ekta’s awards celebrates excellence in television. This awards ceremony, which will be held in December, came about through a desire of Ekta Kappor to give the television industry its own night to celebrate the great work being done. Ekta said, “When I decided to have the awards I […]

Salman says no to wax statue

Written by on October 2nd, 2007

Last month we reported that Madame Tussauds Wax Museum was holding an online voting poll to see who would be the next Bollywood star to be immortalized in wax. All ready part of the collection are statues of Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. So who got the most votes? It was Salman […]

Shahid to star opposite Katrina Kaif

Written by on October 2nd, 2007

Shahid’s movie career is on a roll, his soon to be released Jab We Met with Kareena Kapoor is getting a lot of buzz and also in the pipeline is Aziz Mirza’s Lucky Charm with Vidya Balan. He has also signed to appear in Raj Kumar Santoshi’s yet untitled “straight-from-the heart” love story with Katrina […]

‘Dard-e-Disco Dance Challenge’

Written by on October 1st, 2007

‘Dard-e-Disco’ is one of the favorite tracks from the Om Shanti Om soundtrack for many people and everyone is certainly floored by the promos for the song. The song is a superhit on the charts and now it is now going to be used in a thrilling contest! CNN-IBN has started the ‘Dard-e-Disco Dance Challenge’ […]

No Smoking song picturizations stand out

Written by on October 1st, 2007

No Smoking boasts an all star cast and it seems from the promos that it definitely is a different type of movie. Not exactly what you think when you read the synopsis of the story. From what we have seen so far the song picturizations really stand out, as well of course, as how handsome […]

Shilpa Shetty making Miss Bollywood debut

Written by on September 30th, 2007

September 29th marked the debut of Shilpa Shetty in her new musical Miss Bollywood. The world premiere happened in Germany and then later the play will go on tour. Many musicals go on the road first as sort of a try-out to make sure everything is perfect before they do the main run on Broadway […]

Amisha upset with promotion of Bhool Bhulaiyaa

Written by on September 30th, 2007

Amisha Patel is said to be upset with the producers of Bhool Bhulaiyaa over the promotional materials for the film. Amisha co-stars along with Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan, along with Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Manoj Joshi and Paresh Rawal in the film that releases October 12th. In the publicity poster Vidya and not Amisha is […]

Saif’s son to be in a film with him

Written by on September 30th, 2007

Saif’s eight year old son Ebrahim is following in his papa’s foot steps. He is going to have his debut in a film. The film is Tashan and he is playing Saif’s son. Good casting I’d say! Amrita Singh, Ebrahim’s mother was there for every shot and applauded his every scene. Saif, who of course […]

Filmmaker Bhavna Talwar Challenges Oscar entry in court

Written by on September 29th, 2007

As we reported earlier Eklavya: the Royal Guard has been chosen as the official selection for India to go to the Oscars. This is a very controversial choice especially since the film directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra flopped at the box office. Well now a film director has taken his outrage to the courts. Bhavna […]

Farhan Akhtar turns actor

Written by on September 29th, 2007

Well known and talented director Farhan Akhtar is putting on another cap instead of a directors one, he is going to be a leading man in a film. The film, Luck By Chance is his sister Zoya Akhtar’s directorial debut. Farhan said, “Yes, I’m Zoya’s leading man. I don’t know how it happened. But it […]

Ranbir on Ranbir on his 25th Birthday

Written by on September 28th, 2007

Today is the birthday of one of Bollywood’s newest stars and his debut film has not even released yet! Ranbir Kapoor is turning 25 today and it looks to be a good year to come. His debut film, as if you did not already know, is the highly anticipated Saawariya and everyone (this reporter included) […]

Rani in Mani Ratnam’s next?

Written by on September 28th, 2007

There are rumors swirling around that Mani Ratnam is going to have the gorgeous Rani Mukherjee in his next film. And, opposite her will be the south Indian superstar Rajnikant. Though by no means confirmed, there is a lot of talk in Mani Ratnam’s camp that she will be in his next movie. Kamal Hassan […]


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