Bollywood Interviews

“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 […]

“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 […]

3 Idiots Success Story Continues

Written by on June 17th, 2010

After having won almost every award there is to win, 3 Idiots continues to make waves around the world. Last week, on the 10th of June, the film was premiered at the Aruba International Film Festival. The premiere was attended by director Raj Kumar Hirani and the ‘two idiots’ Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. And I […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“We should have soul touching melody no matter what style” – Jigar

Written by on June 2nd, 2010

Young talent always brings a storm in the industry. That was the case when the refreshing musical duo of Sachin and Jigar debuted with their first solo album Teree Sang. Both the release of the film and music didn’t have the usual hype for a huge commercial project yet when promos started airing audiences instantly […]

Threebee – Bold, Beautiful and very Bollywood

Written by on May 31st, 2010

Bollywood certainly is gaining notice all around the world and it is not just the movies. The Bollywood dance style is showing up on many of the talent and dance competitions, including the popular television show Britain’s Got Talent. In fact, a Bollywood dance company has made it into the semi-finals of this season’s Britain’s […]

“I never expected ‘Give Me Some Sunshine’ would be such a big hit” – Suraj Jagan

Written by on May 29th, 2010

Whether performing something like the full on hard rock/metal jam ‘Zehreelay’ from Rock On!! or the melodious ‘Give Me Some Sunshine’ from 3 Idiots, singer Suraj Jagan has one of the most unique voices in Hindi film music today. His background is rock, and it’s that rocker edge that gives his vocals that extra raw […]

“Audiences will be shocked when they see Mumbai v/s Ajmal Kasab” – Manish Gupta

Written by on May 29th, 2010

If you don’t know Manish Gupta, you’ll really wish you did. The writer of a number of critically acclaimed films, with Sarkar taking top honors in his career graph, is one of the most real and honest filmmakers around, as I very quickly learnt. When he realized that other directors weren’t doing justice to his […]

A chat with Anurag and Rajesh about Kites!

Written by on May 24th, 2010

Date – 18th May 2010 Location – London Event – Kites Press Junket Attending the event for BollySpice, Amrita Tanna and I, Rima Bhatia had thee opportunity to sit down and have a quick chat about Kites with Director Anurag Basu and Music Director Rajesh Roshan on the morning of the Premiere. What followed was […]

“Now, with any story, any script I can see Hrithik in it” – Anurag Basu

Written by on May 17th, 2010

Director Anurag Basu is known for working outside the Bollywood mainstream. Films like Gangster: A Love Story and Life in A Metro combined an honest look at life with the soulfulness of classic Bollywood. With Kites, Anurag is taking his realness and applying it to the big budget magic of a Rakesh Roshan production. He […]

“With Kites, I wanted to make some good music which remains forever.” – Rajesh Roshan

Written by on May 15th, 2010

For the last 40 years, Rajesh Roshan has made the stars “sing”. From his award-winning soundtrack for Julie in 1975 to his work with Filmkraft, including Koi…Mil Gaya and Krrish, Mr. Roshan has composed some of Bollywood fans’ favorite songs in over 150 films. His newest project is Kites, starring Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori. […]

“In Kites I had to just completely let go and play by heart” – Hrithik Roshan

Written by on May 15th, 2010

Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori, stars of Kites, were in New York yesterday to speak about their experiences working on this groundbreaking film and BollySpice was there at the round-table discussion to get all the news for you. Hrithik was looking fit and healthy, if a little tired, in a pair of well-fitting denims and […]

“Kites shows that love has no language and no boundaries” – Rakesh Roshan

Written by on May 13th, 2010

Rakesh Roshan. If you are a fan of Bollywood (and I assume you are since you are reading this), you know that name. The actor is also one of the most respected directors and producers in the industry and has given Bollywood great films, including Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, and Krrish. Besides […]

“Rohan is the boy your mother warned you about and yet secretly wants to date herself” – Kavi Shastri

Written by on May 8th, 2010

Rohan Mehra, the character of Sony TV’s show, Rishta.com needs no introduction for avid viewers of the show. Those that don’t follow the show are missing out on a real treat. Born and bred in London, the extremely talented Kavi Shastri, who plays the role of Mehra, developed an almost instant fan following from the […]

“We became great friends during the making of Badmaash Company” – Meiyang Chang

Written by on May 4th, 2010

If you are a fan of Indian Idol, then on the third season of the popular show you heard Meiyang Chang’s wonderful and melodious vocals. He did not take home the big prize, but he did finish fifth… that is very good for someone who has no formal training, except as a dentist, and did […]

“I am a bachelor and would like to keep this title for as long as possible” – Pravesh Rana

Written by on April 29th, 2010

You have probably seen the handsome Pravesh Rana in his modeling avatar in an ad or perhaps when he won the Mr. India contest. Maybe you saw him in his MC avatar hosting a show or even on Big Boss 3 as a participant! This model turned host, who by the way is also a […]

“When children are dancing they are special” – Vindu Dara Singh

Written by on April 29th, 2010

Fans of the reality show Big Boss will recognize Vindu Dara Singh from Season 3 where he survived 84 days in the house and emerged the winner! Besides taking on reality television, Vindu is also an actor. You might have seen him on other television shows including playing Lord Hanuman in the TV serial Jai […]

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