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In Conversation with cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan

Written by on July 10th, 2014

When talking about the great cinematographers of India, one name that has to be at the top is Santosh Sivan. He has won over 13 National Awards, was recently honored with a Padma Shri and also is the first Indian cinematographer to be inducted into the American Society of Cinematographers. Not only does he focus […]

“The London Indian Film Festival shows films with more realistic, funky and sometimes challenging images of India.” -Festival Director Cary Sawhney

Written by on July 7th, 2014

For the last five years, the London Indian Film Festival has showcased a unique selection of films from all over India. As they say, going way Beyond Bollywood, LIFF brings cutting edge films from some of the world’s most innovative filmmakers. Led by festival director Mr Cary Rajinder Sawhney, LIFF has grown to become Europe’s […]

“Bobby Jasoos is a very uplifting entertaining movie” – Sahil Sangha

Written by on July 4th, 2014

Today sees the release of Bobby Jasoos, which is a production of Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha’s Born Free Entertainment. Starring Vidya Balan, the film about a lady detective, we hear not only has a social message but it also is a fun and entertaining movie. We chatted with Vidya and Dia, now see what […]

Dia Mirza: “From the first shot of Bobby Jasoos, we had the sense that we were on to something special.”

Written by on July 3rd, 2014

We have loved her work as an actress, but now Dia Mirza has taken on a new avatar. With Born Free Entertainment, Ms. Mirza, along with fiancé Sahil Sangha, started a production company to make the films and tell the stories they felt needed to be told. Their first production was the modern rom-com Love […]

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7: Judges demand, and a new host!

Written by on July 1st, 2014

This week’s Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, started on a “short”, sad note as host Ranvir Shorey read out a humorous letter from host Drashti Dhami explaining why she has left the show. Ranvir even joked that he wished she hadn’t left him as he now has to do all the work himself! Of course, thankfully, Drashti […]

Vidya Balan: “I loved every moment of Bobby Jasoos!” – Exclusive!

Written by on July 1st, 2014

Vidya Balan is back on screen this Friday, and she’s playing not one, not two, but many different characters in Bobby Jasoos. There is Bilkis aka Bobby, a girl who has an unusual dream to be the number one detective in Hyderabad. Then there are all the disguises, both male and female, that Bobby dons […]

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BollySpice explores Bollywood covers: An interview with Ashanti Omkar & our favourite Bollywood cover songs

Written by on June 29th, 2014

The Bollywood cover song is increasingly on the rise with artists such as Arjun, Aakash Gandhi and Shankar Tucker being recognised for their unique beats and takes on Bollywood songs. A cover can breathe refreshingly new life into an original,or it can sometimes simply, just not live up to the original. We at BollySpice are […]

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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7: Week 3 – Made in India!

Written by on June 24th, 2014

We are back with another look at what happened on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa! This week’s show opened with the international judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing to the song ‘Criminal’ from Ra One. The audience really loved his performance, as it was the first time Maksim had danced solo on the show.

 Host Ranvir, then tricked the […]

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Bollywood Songs Celebrating the Loving Sun – HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE from BollySpice!

Written by on June 22nd, 2014

The sun has been glorified through the Bollywood song as the perfect metaphor for love. It is not unusual to have romantic songs and scenes to be set against a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Love and sunshine go very well together and therefore, Bollywood and sunshine go hand in hand. As the world celebrates this […]

“It was a lot of fun filming as it’s a typical Sajid Khan movie.” – Esha Gupta

Written by on June 19th, 2014

Bollywood beauty Esha Gupta will be seen in UK cinemas this month in Sajid Khan’s much awaited comedy Humshakals. The 28-year-old actress and former Kingfisher calendar model made her Bollywood acting debut with Jannat 2 in 2012 and subsequently starred in Raaz 3 and Chakravyuh. Here Gupta talks to The Asian Today’s Bollywood Reporter about […]

Bollywood Showstoppers: Exclusive Interview with Ali Zafar

Written by on June 18th, 2014

Ali Zafar was in London recently for a press conference for the upcoming FlexFX production, Bollywood Showstoppers 2014, also starring Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Mika Singh, and Jacqueline Fernandez. The musical dance production is set to be the biggest British Bollywood show of the year and we caught up with Ali to talk about the […]

Saif Ali Khan: “Humshakals is a crazy Sajid Khan comedy kind of film.”

Written by on June 18th, 2014

Get ready for a laugh riot Bollystyle as the outrageous comedy Humshakals comes crashing into theaters this Friday, June 20th. Directed by Sajid Khan, the film stars Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor along with the lovely heroines Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta, and Tamannaah Bhatia. Humshakals promises three times the chaos and confusion […]

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Jhalak Dikhala Jaa 7: Dancing with the Stars, Humshakals crew, Sunny Leone and much more!

Written by on June 17th, 2014

The second week of Jhalak Dikhala Jaa started off with a bang as Madhuri Dixit entered with a new international judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy from the US dance reality show Dancing with the Stars. Maksim won this past season of the popular television show partnering US Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medalist Meryl Davis. This is the […]

Bollywood Showstoppers Press Conference with Ali Zafar

Written by on June 17th, 2014

Ali Zafar interacted with press and posed for photographs at today’s press conference for Bollywood Showstoppers 2014, a star studded show set to take place at The O2 Arena, London on Sunday 3rd August. The musical dance production will star Ali Zafar alongside Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Mika Singh and Jacqueline Fernandez and is set […]

Arfi Lamba: “Fugly is a light hearted socio thriller”

Written by on June 17th, 2014

We have seen his work in both Slumdog Milloinare and Prague, and now Arfi Lamba is taking on the role of Aditya in Kabir Sadanand’s Fugly. A fast-paced entertaining thriller with a social message, Fugly is a story of four friends – Dev, Gaurav, Aditya and Devi who are just about to finish college and […]

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Kick Trailer Release pictures as it reaches 4 million views on YouTube! *updated

Written by on June 17th, 2014

One of the most awaited films of 2014, Kick, saw its trailer launch with much fanfare, on Sunday at the Mumbai Gaiety Galaxy Cinema. The film director and producer Sajid Nadiawala was present along with the star cast Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, music director Himesh Reshammiya, screenplay writer Chetan Bhagat and […]

Three Shades of Brown – Season One Review

Written by on June 15th, 2014

Three Shades of Brown is a funky new mini-series written and produced by Shai Hussain. Starring Muzz Khan (Nas), Omar Khan (Ravi) and Navinder Bhatti (Harry), the show explores the relationship between three twenty-something men who are all Asian, yet have conflicting personalities. BollySpice presents to you our review of Season One of Three Shades […]

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DADDY COOL! Happy BollySpice Fathers Day!

Written by on June 15th, 2014

Whether it is Anjali’s cool papa Rahul (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai) or Simran’s stern but good-hearted bauji (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge), one thing is clear. Fathers rock! We at BollySpice got together to celebrate Fathers Day 2014, Bollywood style. The selection below includes the catchy Daddy Cool from Chahaat (1996), the sing along Re MaMa […]

‘Remembering Yash Chopra’: The father of love and romance in Bollywood

Written by on June 14th, 2014

Last Saturday, one of the most awaited events of the 16th London Asian Film Festival took place at the BAFTA. ‘Remembering Yash Chopra’ was a tribute to Bollywood’s legendary director, but also to the husband, father and friend. The director’s widow Pamela Chopra was joined by Professor Rachel Dwyer and actor Anupam Kher to share […]

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Fugly Movie Review: “At Last, A Film With A Social Conscience” – Subhash K Jha

Written by on June 14th, 2014

Fugly Starring Jimmy Sheirgil, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijendra Singh, Arfi Lamba Directed by Kabir Sadanand Rating: **** Let’s first get the picture right. Contrary to what the trailers and promotional images tell, Fugly is not a Fukrey-friendly flick about four friends having a ball in life. This film means business. Light on top and […]

Shiamak Davar: “Bollywood is at its best at IIFA this year, the colors, the celebration; it will all come together on one stage!”

Written by on June 13th, 2014

The Guru of dance aka Shiamak blew IIFA audiences away with his amazing dance pieces at the IIFA weekend this past April in Tampa. We were there and experienced his magic and all we can say is wow! Now the world will get to see his spectacular choreography and of course the stars because StarPlus […]

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