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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 […]

Tushar Gandhi, Great Grandson of Bapu, Makes his D

Written by on January 16th, 2010

Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is making his d

Aamir Khan Meets Rituparna Sengupta

Written by on January 16th, 2010

Risking a critical mass of brainpower, Aamir Khan met up with Rituparna Sengupta recently and discussed life, the universe and everything. In passing, they also picked up on child actor Darsheel Safary who has worked with both, most recently with Rituparna on Bam Bam Bhole. The two superstars of two different movie traditions apparently got […]

Love Actually or Pyaar Impossible

Written by on January 16th, 2010

They’d confirmed the Shahid-Priyanka break-up after months of hints and guessing. The two friends (the only definite label we can give them) stopped following each other on Twitter, breaking even their supposed “friendship” and then Shahid was rumored to be flirting with a non-Bollywood mystery woman in Goa. That saga was over and the media […]

Vidya Balan Shedding the Girl-Next-Door Image

Written by on January 16th, 2010

Vidya Balan has been characterized as the girl-next-door since she entered the industry. She’s always been the sweet, mature woman you’d want your parents to see you bring home. However, we also know she’s proven her versatility as an actress. In Abhishek Choubey’s directorial debut Ishqiya, Vidya Balan dons the role of a woman who’s […]

Sarah Thompson Kane Debuts in Bollywood with Ranbir

Written by on January 16th, 2010

American actress Sarah Thompson Kane, best-known for her role as Eve in the hit TV series Angel, and for her part in Cruel Intentions 2 with Amy Adams, debuts in Bollywood in Rajneeti. She plays the part of Ranbir Kapoor’s American girlfriend – “an innocent who wanted nothing, but lost it all.” In the movie, […]

Preview: Rann

Written by on January 15th, 2010

Ram Gopal Varma’s latest venture, Rann, spotlights the journalism world. It promises to be full of suspense, intensity, and high-strung emotions, as Varma’s films usually are.

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