Bollywood Interviews

“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 […]

Meet the Curry Smugglers

Written by on January 16th, 2010

Have you ever wanted to start listening to music podcasts but found that it was too difficult to pick through all the boring and irrelevant ones to find what you want? Well, look no further because Paresh and Sachin aka The Curry Smugglers are here to help! The two men run a desi music podcast […]

We talk to Rish Oberoi – Owner of Paani Puri Clothing

Written by on January 4th, 2010

Let me start by sharing a story with you from the Paani Puri blog: “Paani Puri!? Clothing? A Clothing Company!? Really?!? That’s crazy! silly! and even goofy! YUP! that is the same reaction we’ve received every single day since 5:30am on April 20,2009. 5:30am!?! WHAT?? Yes, at 5:30am Rish Oberoi was watching Batman-The Dark Knight, […]

“Each song of 3 Idiots has been written from a state of mind of the youth.” – Shantanu Moitra

Written by on December 23rd, 2009

You have heard his work on the brilliant soundtracks of Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Parineeta, among others, plus some of those advertising jingles that go through your head are probably a product of composer Shantanu Moitra’s musical brain. On December 23rd you will see his tunes in action in Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots which […]

“Chance Pe Dance is somewhat based on Shahid’s life” – Ken Ghosh

Written by on December 13th, 2009

For his 3rd outing, director Ken Ghosh (Ishq Vishk, Fida) takes us into the world of dance. Chance Pe Dance follows the journey of Sameer who is trying to make it big as a dancer. At its heart, the film is about taking that ONE chance when life presents it to you. Once again Ken […]

“De Dana Dan is funnier, faster, and more flamboyant than ever” – Akshay Kumar

Written by on November 28th, 2009

De Dana Dan, which opens this weekend, is Akshay Kumar’s 5th release this year. While the other big heroes have cut back to one or two big films a year, Akshay has really earned the title, shared by singer James Brown, as the “the hardest working man in show business.” He’s come a long way […]

“Every time I have made a film, I have tried a new genre” – Vipul Shah

Written by on October 29th, 2009

Vipul Shah is a master filmmaker not only as a director, but also as a producer. His films have been loved by audiences and ventured on to become huge hits. He has directed some of the biggest stars in Hindi cinema including Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar – once or twice. From his […]

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