Mani Ratnam’s Ravaan not premiering at IIFA

Written by on May 14th, 2010

Mani Ratnam has confirmed that his forthcoming Hindi film Raavan, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, will not be screening at the 11th India International Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, which are being held in Sri Lanka this year. Ratnam has stated that the reason Raavan will not be screening is that the film has […]

It’s A Wonderful Afterlife

Written by on May 8th, 2010

If the words: “upcoming supernatural screwball comedy from the director of Bride and Prejudice and Bend It Like Beckham” aren’t enough to entice you, check out the plot description for It’s A Wonderful Afterlife: an Indian mother takes her obsession with marriage so far, she becomes a serial killer for the sake of her offspring’s […]

Director Anurag Kashyap turns actor in the upcoming film I Am

Written by on May 3rd, 2010

Critically acclaimed director of Dev.D and Black Friday, Anurag Kashyap abandons his director’s hat and turns actor in Onir’s upcoming film I Am, playing an abusive father. According to Onir, filming was a challenging experience for Kashyap, who himself was a victim of child abuse for eleven years. Onir says that from the initial stages […]

Shah Rukh Tweets about Ra.One

Written by on April 29th, 2010

Shah Rukh Khan continues to be one of the most popular stars on social networking site Twitter. With over 311,000 followers (and counting) the Badshaah regularly engages in question and answer sessions on the site with his fans. Often, he provides a few insights into his upcoming projects and recently even posted a picture from […]

Govinda’s Role in Raavan

Written by on April 27th, 2010

The rumour mill in Bollywood has gone into overdrive, with Govinda’s absence from the Raavan music launch on April 24th leading some to suggest that Govinda is unhappy with how his role in Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film turned out. It seems that on viewing the rushes of Raavan, the funnyman was disappointed to discover that […]

Abhishek’s New Ride

Written by on April 23rd, 2010

After giving his own dad, Amitabh Bachchan a famous onscreen piggyback in the film Paa, Abhishek Bachchan has apparently developed a quirky preference for the unusual mode of transport in real life. During the recent Goa schedule of Dum Maro Dum, Abhishek was allegedly seen being ferried between his vanity van and the sets via […]

John Says No to Mustache

Written by on April 23rd, 2010

John Abraham can do buff (as seen in Dostana), he can do scruff (as seen in Jism)…but he says no to a mo’. The Bollywood hunk has been asked to grow a mustache and cultivate a scruffy, tough look for his role as a cop fighting organised crime in Vipul Shah’s untitled remake of Tamil […]

Revival of RK Films

Written by on April 17th, 2010

Ranbir Kapoor has confirmed that with the help of his family, he is making progress with his efforts to revive his grandfather Raj Kapoor’s acclaimed RK Films banner. Ranbir is working with his father, Rishi Kapoor, and his uncle, Randhir Kapoor, on finalizing scripts for a home production under the RK Films banner. The RK […]

Ranbir chats Youngistaan!

Written by on April 11th, 2010

Ranbir Kapoor fans got an all access pass into the world of their hero when Pepsi recently arranged a live chat with the Youngistaan youth icon to promote their latest concept: “Pepsi: The Game”. In a feed viewed by over 21,000 eager fans, Ranbir opened up on topics ranging from Pepsi: The Game co-stars Sanjay […]

Red Chillies SFX Team Drawing Inspiration from Hollywood

Written by on March 31st, 2010

Anubhav Sinha is making sure the Red Chillies team responsible for special effects on the upcoming Shahrukh Khan/Kareena Kapoor vehicle have done their homework. The director wants to ensure that the special effects in the superhero film set a new benchmark for Bollywood films to aspire to — and for that, he has instructed the […]

Shah Rukh Khan Tweets about Ra.One

Written by on March 26th, 2010

Filming on anticipated superhero action flick Ra.One got underway on March 24th, and the main thing on star Shah Rukh Khan’s mind, according to his Twitter account, was making sure he was on set on time for the first day: have to go now. first day at shoot & all. let me impress my ppl […]

Ajay and Kajol in Date Night remake

Written by on March 23rd, 2010

Real-life star couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol are reportedly getting set to star together as husband and wife in the Hindi remake of the brand new Steve Carrell/Tina Fey comedy Date Night. Though the Hollywood comedy doesn’t get an official release until April 9, the couple managed to see a preview of the film last […]

Arjun Rampal Back with SRK in Ra.One

Written by on March 9th, 2010

Arjun Rampal will be back onscreen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in forthcoming gaming/superhero flick Ra.One — despite reports that suggested Vivek Oberoi was to take his place. An ongoing back problem had jeopardised Arjun’s role in the film, with Vivek Oberoi widely reported as the most likely replacement. However, a source close to the project […]

Tribute Song in I Hate Luv Storys?

Written by on March 9th, 2010

Fans of the lush love songs featured in Yash Raj romances may get to see their favourites in a whole new light, if the latest rumour to come off the set of I Hate Luv Storys is to be believed. Word from the set is that IHLS director Punit Malhotra is a die-hard fan of […]

De Niro’s Company to Distribute Road, Movie in the US

Written by on March 5th, 2010

Hollywood heavyweight Robert De Niro is continuing his support of Abhay Deol starrer Road, Movie by becoming the film’s US distributor. De Niro’s company, Tribeca Films, will handle the mainstream US distribution of the film, which will first be launched through video on demand with the Tribeca Film Festival, before expanding to theatrical and DVD […]

Robert De Niro Wants to Watch Road, Movie

Written by on March 3rd, 2010

Indian Films’ Abhay Deol vehicle Road, Movie is gathering critical attention on the worldwide festival circuit — but the film has also won itself an unexpected supporter in Hollywood superstar, Robert De Niro. The star was apparently unable to attend a screening of Road, Movie at the Doha Film Festival last year — but met […]

Shooting Begins for Tees Maar Khan

Written by on March 3rd, 2010

Shooting for Farah Khan’s third film, Tees Maar Khan, began in Film City on March 1, despite the date falling on Holi and the film’s leading man, Akshay Kumar being absent as a result. Farah Khan began filming with junior artistes on a much-talked about giant jumbo jet set, constructed by set designer Sabu Cyril. […]

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

Written by on February 28th, 2010

Ajay Devgn has recently been at pains to point out that Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? is not, contrary to popular belief, a run of the mill slapstick comedy. I’m inclined to believe him. With the film – a tale of a Mumbai couple frustrated by an unwelcome visitor – based on a short story, the […]

Aishwarya is Still Angry

Written by on February 26th, 2010

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has pulled out of a lucrative awards show performance, because it was linked with the tabloid that recently printed lies about her. The function was to be the only awards show that Aishwarya was scheduled to perform at this year, having refused all other offers, so the turnaround is significant in showing […]

Horror in Hindi Cinema

Written by on February 18th, 2010

With supernatural horrors Click, Hide & Seek and Shaapit about to hit cinemas ready to chill and thrill audiences, it’s a good time to take a look back at this interesting, but little explored genre of Hindi cinema. Widely acknowledged as the first Indian horror film was Kamaal Amrohi’s Mahal (1949), the film was a […]

No Title Change for Tees Maar Khan

Written by on February 14th, 2010

Reports circulating in the media alleging that actor Akshay Kumar is unhappy with the working title of one of his films, are “fabricated”, according to Tees Maar Khan producer Shirish Kunder. Stories have been circulating claiming that Akshay is concerned that the title Tees Maar Khan indicates a connection with one of the top Khan […]

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