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Karan cuts racist scenes

Written by on August 25th, 2010

Karan Johar is reported to have cut nine minutes of controversial footage from Siddharth Malhotra’s We Are Family. According to the Mumbai Mirror, the producer removed scenes showing children being subjected to racist abuse at school in Sydney. Director Malhotra said the cuts were implemented to prevent unwanted controversy, after a series of attacks against […]

Kajol: ‘Johar is more than a brother’

Written by on August 24th, 2010

With today being Raksha Bandhan, Kajol has said that filmmaker Karan Johar is closer to her than a brother. The actress and director share a long working relationship, having collaborated together for over a decade on Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and My Name Is Khan. The star has also appeared in […]

In conversation: Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone

Written by on August 19th, 2010

As Yash Raj Films Lafangey Parindey prepares to hit the box office August 20th, its leading actors Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone look back on making the film, giving Bollywood fans an insight into everything from Neil’s baggy floral pants to why Deepika made her own tea on set. In a freewheeling chat, the […]

“Hrithik can be quite dry and sarcastic” – Kalki

Written by on August 2nd, 2010

Occupying a unique position in Hindi film, Kalki Koechlin’s ethereal, fine grained demeanour masks an interior that is intrinsically Indian. Born in Pondicherry to follower of Sri Aurobindo parents, the actor parallels her namesake Lord Kalki, who it is said will emerge from spiritual devotees hidden in a small village. The 27-year-old has managed the […]

“The costumes, the production design and the performances of Aisha are of international standards”- Anil Kapoor

Written by on July 28th, 2010

At a global level Anil Kapoor is undoubtedly one of the most recognized figures in the Indian film industry. From the Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire to an acclaimed performance in US television series 24, after three decades of fame as a Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor has attained what very few Hindi film stars manage […]

An Audience with Yash Chopra at UK University

Written by on July 27th, 2010

Yash Chopra has been synonymous with the glamour of the romantic film and a certain style of beauty within Indian culture. On Friday 23rd July, Bollywood fans had the opportunity to attend ‘An Audience with Yash Chopra’ at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, and the rare chance to ask questions […]

Dr. Yash Chopra: Bollywood director awarded Honorary Doctorate

Written by on July 26th, 2010

Bollywood film director and producer Yash Chopra can now call himself “doctor” after he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at a ceremony in London on Friday July 23rd. The ceremony at SOAS, one of the first higher education institutions to offer a degree course in […]

Stuck in the Middle: Bollywood’s delayed films

Written by on July 13th, 2010

This past Friday, the Shahid and Kareena starrer Milenge Milenge, finally hit theaters after a six year wait. It is the latest in a long line of films to be seen on screen after an extended delay. It was only down to hard work and persistence from producer Boney Kapoor that this stuck film made […]

Akshay Kumar signs new role as Canada Tourist Ambassador

Written by on June 28th, 2010

Bollywood superstar, Akshay Kumar, has just signed his next project, and it is not a new film. The actor’s latest role is as the Canadian Tourism Commission’s (CTC) Ambassador for India. The announcement was made as Akshay hosted a dinner for the Prime Ministers of Canada and India on Sunday, post the G8 and G20 […]

“A Film by Nikhil Advani” is an extremely dramatic and emotional piece. – Nikhil Advani

Written by on June 27th, 2010

His debut release was 2004′s poignant yet exuberant Kal Ho Naa Ho, which ranks easily as one of the foremost Bollywood films of the decade. Despite the sophomore slump of 2007′s Salaam-e-Ishq in domestic territories, the multi-starrer went on to become an overseas success story. With the much hyped and mixed reviewed Chandni Chowk to […]

“Picture Abhi Baaki Hai Mere Dost!”- Raavan Red Carpet

Written by on June 23rd, 2010

The Raavan premiere saw the A-list of Bollywood out in force at London’s BFI Southbank. Many hundreds of Indian film fans turned up to show their support, as the first family of Indian Cinema, the Bachchans, and reigning superstar Shah Rukh Khan, walked the red carpet. But it was not just a Bollywood occasion, with […]

“Growing up, Mani Ratnam was one of my biggest idols” – Prithviraj

Written by on June 21st, 2010

Variously described by critics as giving a “brilliant performance”, and of playing the part of Dev in Raavanan “with

“You are presuming I know who the real Abhishek Bachchan is”- Abhishek Bachchan

Written by on June 19th, 2010

In real life Abhishek Bachchan seems to have almost as many heads as Beera, his ten-headed character in Raavan. Abhishek, Abhi, AB, @juniorbachchan, one half of AbhiAsh, the actor goes by a multitude of monikers. From film sets in Mumbai to the IIFA awards, a BAFTA Q and A, to an Actor’s Masterclass, I have […]

“Raavan is a contemporary story and totally set in today’s time” – Mani Ratnam

Written by on June 18th, 2010

From Dil Se to Bombay, Roja to Guru, Mani Ratnam has acquired the reputation of being India’s foremost talent when it comes to making quality cinema. With an internationally recognized body of work, Ratnam is about to be honored with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award 2010 at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. […]

“Ash did her own stunts, which is why we offered to do ours” – Vikram

Written by on June 18th, 2010

The undisputed superstar of South Indian cinema Vikram has worked in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries for twenty years. The critically and commercially successful actor is now making headlines for his Hindi language debut in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan alongside Bollywood heavyweights Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. If that was not enough, he […]

Raavan

Written by on June 18th, 2010

Following the critically acclaimed Guru Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan reunite to star alongside Tamil superstar Vikram, in this cinematic reworking of the Ramayana epic. The cinematic tour de force that is director Mani Ratnam is back with undoubtedly his most ambitious project ever, and with Raavan he triumphs. Unorthodox police inspector Dev (Vikram) […]

“I love it when I have to make people laugh” – Akshay Kumar

Written by on June 12th, 2010

When BollySpice was invited to an exclusive soiree and conversation with Akshay Kumar in a central London five star hotel, it did not take long for us to cancel all other plans and head on over. In a freewheeling chat the Bollywood superstar spoke in detail on everything from his forthcoming film Khatta Meetha, to […]

Lights, Camera, Action: Patiala House in Pictures

Written by on June 9th, 2010

We at BollySpice believe ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. So here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes of Patiala House, the new Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma starrer, five months before it hits the big screen. As you can see from the pictures, Nikhil Advani’s latest film is another example of Bollywood coming […]

On the Sets of Patiala House – a BollySpice exclusive!

Written by on June 8th, 2010

It is a perfect day for cricket at Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Blue skies abound and the stadium is filled with exuberant fans. But wait a minute, this is no ordinary cricket game, we are in fact on the sets of Patiala House the big Diwali release of 2010. The […]

“Patiala House is about closing the generation gap” – Akshay Kumar speaks exclusively to BollySpice

Written by on June 7th, 2010

BollySpice is on the sets of Patiala House at the Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham. The film has Akshay Kumar in a new on-screen avatar – a cricket player, and not just a cricket player, but playing in the England colors. The Diwali release is being touted as one of the most poignant Indian […]

“It’s a very conscious decision to do different films” Anushka Sharma in a BollySpice exclusive

Written by on June 6th, 2010

To be launched in Bollywood as a Yash Raj heroine and opposite reigning superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is the stuff that dreams are made of. But that is exactly what happened to model turned actress Anushka Sharma with 2008′s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. After delighting audiences with her confident debut as Taani, this year’s […]

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