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Slumdog Child Stars Reunited for Another Film

Written by on January 20th, 2010

Rubina Ali, Ayush Khedeker and Azharuddin Ismail of Slumdog Millionaire will be reunited in a Welsh movie about a philanthropic millionaire who helps out at a homeless shelter. Producer Nirvashoo Jithoo says, “We are so excited about this. At first, it seemed it was going to be impossible to track down the children but we […]

Date Clash causes Priyanka to turn down Sippy

Written by on January 20th, 2010

Date clashes often mean that actors have to turn down great offers and give priority to previously signed films. The latest date actor to have to do this is Priyanka Chopra who had to turn down director Rohan Sippy’s forthcoming project. Unfortunately, her dates clashed with Vishal Bharadwaj’s film, Ek Bataa Saat where she will […]

Irrfan Khan signs with Deepa Mehta

Written by on January 20th, 2010

In filmmaking, there have been two specific camps — Mira Nair and Deepa Mehta. Irrfan Khan, who has been described as a “Mira Nair groupie” (The Namesake and The Kosher Vegetarian) will soon be working with Deepa Mehta in an upcoming film, Midnight’s Children. Deepa’s offer to Irrfan came about the same time that Mira […]

Rakhi and ishQ take legal action on Censor Board

Written by on January 20th, 2010

In a swift move that has taken the entire film industry by surprise, firebrand Rakhi Sawant and singer-composer-lyricist ishQ Bector, have gone ahead and taken legal action on the industry’s regulatory body, the Censor Board. Recently, the Board passed a diktat that the word ‘kamine’ be deleted or bleeped out from the mukhda (opening verse) […]

Shahid on a Winning Spree

Written by on January 19th, 2010

In 2009 Shahid Kapoor went from lover boy to bad boy. He went from sweet Aditya Kashyap to stammering Charlie and lisping Guddu. And with that single move, Shahid Kapoor went from star to actor. If that wasn’t enough, he made the industry stand up and look which ultimately has led to him winning numerous […]

Taare Zameen Par Revisted

Written by on January 19th, 2010

The award winning Taare Zameen Par, directed and starring Aamir Khan follows the story of Ishaan (Darsheel Safary). Ishaan is a young boy who loves art and has a brilliant imagination, but he struggles in school with reading, writing and arithmetic and at home because he is not understood. Thought of as a problem student […]

Big B Mourns for Jyoti Basu

Written by on January 19th, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan mourned the passing today of communist leader Jyoti Basu, who has died at the age of 95. He had visited Jyoti the day before in hospital. “Deeply grieved and send our prayers and condolences,” Amitabh blogged, “A huge pillar in the Indian political firmament has fallen. The nation is in grief.” Jyoti had […]

Ishitta Sharma Back to Reality

Written by on January 19th, 2010

She may have caught our attention playing a ghost in TV’s Kya Hadsa Kya Haqeeqat, but Ishitta Sharma is more than pleased to find herself as a real person in an SRK movie – Dulha Mil Gaya. “I was overjoyed, excited and overwhelmed by the fact that I got to meet him,” she says, “He […]

Amitabh Bachchan Becomes Brand Ambassador of Colors

Written by on January 19th, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan, named Superstar of the Millennium by a BBC Poll and the first Bollywood star to have his wax figure at Madame Tussauds, has been unveiled as the Brand Ambassador for COLORS, a Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd channel and India’s number one Indian Hindi entertainment channel. COLORS, the Viacom 18 network’s first branded […]

Studio 18 & Asian Express Collaborate to Promote ‘Rann’

Written by on January 19th, 2010

In a unique promotional initiative, leading film major, Studio 18 has collaborated with the Leeds-based publication, Asian Express National newspaper, to release a special issue of Rann Times UK-wide. Produced by Sheetal Vinod Talwar and Madhu Mantena of Ghajini and directed by the maverick, Ram Gopal Varma, Rann top-lines the legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan with […]

Sonya Jehan Steps in for Aishwarya

Written by on January 18th, 2010

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s fans may have been disappointed when she had to pull out of husband Abhishek’s Crooked – but ears pricked up when the news was announced that Pakistani-born actress Sonya Jehan would be maintaining the glamour quotient in a film that already stars Sarah Jane Dias, Gul Panag and Shahana Goswami. It’s not […]

Rambow Ramu is The King of Bollywood

Written by on January 18th, 2010

As BollySpice readers know, actually handling paper these days is so noughties. The new way to access information and entertainment will be to download e-magazines through apps on your mobiles. Chennai-based Comicshead, part of Nextwave Multimedia, is well ahead of the game on this one and is hoping to gain space with a range of […]

’3 Idiots’ Remake in Kannada

Written by on January 18th, 2010

The blockbuster film, 3 Idiots is said to soon have a South Indian version as Gemini Film Circuit recently bought the remake rights of it. The lead roles may have Puneet Rajkumar and Kiccha Sudeep, while Pawan Kalyan and Surya may star in the Telegu and Tamil versions. Gemini Film Circuit previously acquired rights of […]

James Bond with a Bollywood Twist

Written by on January 18th, 2010

Yet another Hollywood film may be given a Desi touch. If all goes well, we can expect a Bollywood James Bond. MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) who owns the James Bond franchise will soon sign a deal with Indian company, Reliance Pictures. It has been reported that MGM is going through a rough financial patch and is on […]

Imran Khan Gets Engaged to Long Time Girlfriend

Written by on January 17th, 2010

Imran Khan is quickly approaching marital bliss and breaking the hearts of his fans along the way. Over the weekend, he got engaged to his girlfriend of over five years, Avantika Malik, who he has been seen with at a number of social gatherings. The engagement party was a small event held at a farmhouse […]

Anil Kapoor’s Hollywood Debut on 24 gets Thumbs Up

Written by on January 17th, 2010

Anil Kapoor’s appearance in the American TV series 24 was already given nods by critics before it aired over the week-end. “It’s the first time that I’m doing television. I’ve been doing feature films for around 30 years. Not only was I excited that I was doing 24, but I was also anxious and nervous […]

More Insider Tweets from Kajol-Kareena film

Written by on January 17th, 2010

After wrapping up the Sydney shoot for the yet-to-be-titled film, director Siddharth Malhotra has been giving us sneaks peaks into the goings on of his upcoming project. At the beginning of the month, he met with music maestros, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to record a dance song that will feature the lead actors, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun […]

Bollywood At The Mumbai Marathon

Written by on January 17th, 2010

There were 38,000 winners at the seventh Mumbai Marathon – all of those that competed in the full marathon, the half-marathon or the dream run. More formally, the winner of the Men’s Marathon was Kenya’s Dennis Ndizo in the fast time of 2:12:33 and the Women’s winner was Ethiopia’s Bizunesh Mohammed in 2:31:13. The course […]

Riya Sen’s TV Debut

Written by on January 17th, 2010

Riya Sen makes her TV debut with a cameo in Paritosh Painter’s Shri Adi Manav. She plays herself in an episode in which the heroes enter a Win A Date with Riya Sen competition. A source from the programme says, “Despite being a Bollywood celeb she was very polite to her co-stars in the serial […]

More ‘Jhagde’ in the Offing as Censors Scare ‘Bhoot’

Written by on January 17th, 2010

When desi firebrand Rakhi Sawant collaborated with India’s mad-max music import from Canada, ishQ Bector, the duo had hardly realized the trouble they’d fall into. Their album titled Jhagde has been in the news for some reason or the other, including a public spat the duo had at the launch event of their second video […]

Paresh Rawal Self-Styles His Negative Look in ‘Rann’

Written by on January 16th, 2010

We often hear about filmmakers spending hours with costume designers to ascertain the ‘look’ of their characters. After all, for an actor, looking the part is half the battle won! Therefore, it comes as no surprise that most films have a large budget allocated for clothes and styling. This is not standard practice for Ram […]


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