Bollywood Interviews

“Love Times Seven” is a love story dedicated to Bollywood” – Arpita Mukherjee

Written by on March 17th, 2010

Bollywood films have deep stylistic roots in the theater world. The combination of comedy, drama, romance, moral values, music, and religious themes unique to Bollywood films was born in a soupy mix of regional theater, traditional Sanskrit dramas, Sufi musical performance styles, and Parsi theater. While trends in Bollywood have ebbed and flowed, a certain […]

“It’s not easy for a new director to come into Bollywood with a totally new star cast, new story” – Shawn Arranha

Written by on March 10th, 2010

You may not know Shawn Arranha now, but we can almost guarantee you will want to know more of him once his debut film Hide & Seek hits cinemas. The first time director has been a part of a number of films especially those closely associated as an assistant director with friend and producer to […]

“I don’t think it really makes a difference what genre you debut with” – Amruta Patki

Written by on March 10th, 2010

Amruta Patki wore the Miss India crown back in 2006 but the vivacious model was not to be forgotten. She debuts in her first film, a suspense-thriller this week. In Hide & Seek, the newbie actress becomes involved in a childhood game that haunts her for life. Although it is her first film, the actress […]

“The cast, director and crew of Hide & Seek have done a fantastic job!” – Apoorva Lakhia

Written by on March 9th, 2010

I love interviewing directors because they are so excited and passionate about their films and yes, they love to talk about them, which is great for you and me! Recently, I got a chance to interview a director turned producer who provided brilliant, in-depth answers to all my questions. You know him as the director […]

“There is no moment to breathe or be bored in Hide & Seek” – Mrinalini Sharma

Written by on March 8th, 2010

It’s always a delight to get candid with a passionate actor who is excited to talk about her film and how much she enjoyed working on it. When I spoke with Mrinalini Sharma, she went all out to tell us about her upcoming suspense thriller/horror mix of a film, Shawn Arranha’s Hide & Seek. The […]

“Hide & Seek is a thrilling murder mystery that’ll keep you guessing.” – Purab Kohli

Written by on March 8th, 2010

Purab Kohli is one of THE up and coming actors who has impressed audiences and critics with his outstanding performances. You have seen him in a dramatic role in My Brother Nikhil, taking on a comedic role in Rock On!! and even a negative role in Awarapan. With each performance, he gets so into the […]

“The story of Teen Patti is a metaphor for life” – Leena Yadav

Written by on February 22nd, 2010

For her second film Teen Patti, director Leena Yadav (Shabd) explores ‘mathematics, gambling, greed, youth, wisdom and most importantly choice’. As you can see, the story of Teen Patti is complex, but she says at its core, it is simply a human drama. If the intricate storyline was not enough to write as well as […]

“PR is not the key to success” – Sada

Written by on February 18th, 2010

She’s perhaps someone whom you can describe as the ‘dark horse’ of the tribe because her formula to success is rather different. Despite being quite a well known name down South, Sada prefers to remain quiet and focused. She chooses to emerge from the crowd solely on the basis of her talent and nothing else. […]

Gaurav Dayal talks about his new project ‘Classic Bollywood’

Written by on February 16th, 2010

Gaurav Dayal has composed for some of the best people in the Indian music scene. He worked with Jassi and wrote Mika’s hit album Gabru. In Bollywood, you have heard his fabulous compositions on soundtracks like Say Salaam India and the wonderful Sorry Bhai. Recently, the composer/producer worked with Wyclef Jean, JD, and Shakira on […]

“I was just hoping someone would recognize me as a good addition to the film” – Omi Vaidya.

Written by on February 16th, 2010

Omi Vaidya. An overnight star in India. Known for his work in Hollywood on several prominent sitcoms, it was his award winning performance as Chatur that made everyone in India sit up and take note of his name. Before the premiere of Rajkumar Hirani’s record breaking blockbuster 3 Idiots, he was an unknown, but the […]

“Click tries to explore the phenomena of spirits as they appear in photographs” – Sangeeth Sivan

Written by on February 15th, 2010

Director Sangeeth Sivan has something new to show you at the movies, but be prepared because it is not a follow-up to his funny Apna Sapna Money Money. No, in fact, the talented filmmaker has decided to turn his lens to the horror genre and is getting ready to scare you witless with Click. Starring […]

“I feel love should be that little bit illogical.” – Kajol

Written by on February 10th, 2010

On a cold, muggy Friday morning, it is a pleasant surprise to meet Kajol, who was exactly the way I always pictured her in real life – fresh, bubbly and full of life. The raw Priya Chopra from Baazigar and the naive Simran Singh from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is now a classy well-spoken woman […]

“A movie runs because of the content, not the cast” – Parvin Dabbas

Written by on February 10th, 2010

Parvin Dabbas is quickly proving that he is the Jack of all trades by perhaps being the most unpredictable actor in the industry. He’s been all the talk since his not so mainstream debut in Monsoon Wedding, which got him more praises in the international market than at home! The actor continues to explore more […]

“It’s nothing I’ve done before and yet somewhere lies me in the film.” Karan Johar

Written by on February 9th, 2010

Being on Koffee with Karan was a bit different than what I thought it would be. Instead of Karan Johar grilling me with his famous rapid fire, it was I interviewing the ace director during his visit to London. He is promoting his latest film My Name is Khan (MNIK) all over the world. It’s […]

“Striker has all the emotions life bestows in us” – Padmapriya

Written by on February 4th, 2010

New talent and fresh blood in a film always makes the film ten times more exciting, and the debut of the gorgeous Padmapriya gives you yet another reason to check out this Friday’s release, Chandan Arora’s Striker. The award winning actress finally is gracing Hindi cinema screens with a very unconventional debut that is a […]

“The Striker cast met expectations and even went beyond” – Chandan Arora

Written by on February 4th, 2010

He belongs to a new breed of makers for whom cinema is not just merely film making, but instead a process in which you get absolutely involved in the subject matter. Making a film for them is more than just organising a film and executing it, but instead believing 110% in what they’re bringing to […]

“Every song that appears in My Name is Khan has a very strong emotional connection to the story.” – Ehsaan

Written by on January 31st, 2010

If you are a Hindi music fan, then I am sure you have hummed or even sang along to his tunes. Ehsaan Noorani is one part of the master music director trio of Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy (SEL). SEL have composed some of the greatest songs in Hindi cinema, including our pick for best song […]

“Rann will connect to different people in different ways” – Ram Gopal Varma

Written by on January 27th, 2010

Ram Gopal Varma is universally acknowledged as one of the finest and most talented directors of Hindi cinema. With a keen eye, an ability to get something special from his actors, and a unique vision, the director has brought some fabulous films to the silver screen. He has covered a range of genres, and some […]

“I don’t believe in doing a solo lead in a film that no one watches” – Neetu Chandra

Written by on January 27th, 2010

Some call her a controversy queen, others call her a diva, some a fashionista, but we here at BollySpice call her a phenomenal artist. She’s only 4 years old into the industry but Neetu Chandra has gone from strength to strength and has made a mark for herself with no sugar daddy in the industry! […]

“I think anyone would jump on a role like this” – Riteish Deshmukh

Written by on January 25th, 2010

Sometimes you get all the time you need for an interview, and an abundance of riches, but other times you only get 5-10 minutes. But sometimes, even in that short time, you can get lucky and the interviewee will give some fabulous answers and that’s exactly what happened when we talked to Riteish Deshmukh. We […]

“When I step onto a set, I cease to be Gul” – Gul Panag

Written by on January 25th, 2010

Actress Gul Panag, who has only been in the industry since 2005, has made her mark in Hindi Cinema. Known for her versatility in becoming the character but also in changing her look for the role, she has appeared in Hello, Summer 2007, Dor, and Manorama Six Feet Under, to name a few. Each performance […]

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