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Slumdog Millionaire Wins – Industry reacts

Written by on February 23rd, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire has practically had a clean sweep at the Oscar Awards while making Oscar and Indian history. Naturally, India, Indians and the film fraternity are ecstatic over the win but more so for maestro A.R. Rahman. Hot off the press, here are reactions from Anil Kapoor and some member from the industry. Anil Kapoor: […]

Rahman, Resul and Slumdog Millionaire Take the Oscars

Written by on February 23rd, 2009

It was Slumdog Millionaire’s night at the Oscars. The film took home the statue in nearly every category it was nominated in. Along with Best Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, the fairy tale film also won Best Sound Mixing, Best Soundtrack, Best Song ‘Jai Ho’, Best Director and to top off the night Best […]

“My Work In Gandhi My Father Was Far Better Than Slumdog…” – Resul Pookutty

Written by on February 22nd, 2009

Resul Pookutty Wins BAFTA, Pips Oscar Nomination For Sound Mixing…Far More Prestigious Is CAS Award For Sound For ResulForget the much-hyped Oscar nomination that he has received for his exemplary work in sound-mixing for Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire(SM). India’s best known sound designer Resul Pookutty has just won the prestigious BAFTA award for his sound […]

Sukhwinder Singh Not Performing at the Oscars

Written by on February 22nd, 2009

With the fabulous song “Jai Ho’ from Slumdog Millionaire nominated for an Academy Award everyone expected that the singer of the song, Sukhwinder Singh, would be on stage to perform. However, it seems this is not the case. While it is true that AR Rahman contacted the singer about his visa and about coming down […]

Freida Pinto Nervous!

Written by on February 22nd, 2009

Freida Pinto admitted to feeling nervous as the Oscars close in on her. “It’s kind of nerve-wracking to be thinking you are going to be walking down the red carpet and breathing the same air as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, so I’m just breathing and bracing myself for the big moment,” she says. The […]

Kareena Kapoor calls it truce

Written by on February 22nd, 2009

Kareena Kapoor is a changed woman post dating Saif Ali Khan. Previously known for snubbing Preity Zinta and having an argument with Bipasha Basu on the sets of Ajnabee, she has now gone ahead and called it truce with both the ladies. She decided to end her feud with Bipasha and invited her to beau […]

Shilpa Shetty Spreading Well-Being

Written by on February 22nd, 2009

Shilpa Shetty leads a healthy life paying particular attention to her diet, to exercise and to peace of mind through yoga and meditation. Now she intends to spread a little of her well-being to other by opening a chain of medi-spas — initially in Mumbai and then elsewhere. “Shilpa is taking a keen interest in […]

Ravaana in Kolkata

Written by on February 22nd, 2009

The Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Ravaana has now shifted location to Kolkata. Now that the filming is 70% complete, it’s becoming clear that this is very much a contemporary movie and only loosely connected with the ancient tale. “It is a film set in contemporary times and it is fascinating the way […]

Murugadoss next with SRK?

Written by on February 22nd, 2009

There are rumors abound that ace director Murugadoss, hot off his success with Ghajini, is in talks with Shah Rukh Khan to star in his next film. Reports are that the two have been meeting to discuss the project but now it is on hold because of SRK’s surgery. Murugadoss said, “Things will materialise further […]

Amitabh in Grrr

Written by on February 22nd, 2009

The king of comedy films Priysdarshan also likes to take on different genres as a director. We saw a different side to him with Billu and Bhool Bhulaiyaa and now he plans to take on the thriller/horror film with his next titled Grrr. Who will star in this interestingly titled film? None other than the […]

Jay Leno’s Slumdog Night

Written by on February 22nd, 2009

AR Rahman and Freida Pinto were the guests of Jay Leno on what he officially designated as Slumdog Night on his show. Freida looked stunning in an off-the-shoulder tinted cream pastel dress and AR performed ‘Jai Ho’ with a complement of Bollywood dancers to rapturous applause. Both ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘O Saya’ are nominated for […]

FICCI honors the ‘Most Powerful Entertainers of the Decade’

Written by on February 20th, 2009

The FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) held its annual Frames convention and this year it had an extra event. Partnered with the IIFA they held the first annual IIFA FICCI Awards. Honored were 10 Bollywood stars, 2 yesteryear legends and a Hollywood actor at the exciting event. The who’s who of […]

Abhishek Bachchan Lines Up for a Record

Written by on February 20th, 2009

You can never be bored with the Guiness Book of Records. Did you know that Russian model Svetlana Pankratova has the world’s longest (and loveliest) legs at 51.9 inches — she stands 6ft 5ins (1.98m) or that He Ping Ping is the world’s smallest man at just 21.9 inches (25cm)? That Brangelina (Brad Pitt and […]

Aamir Khan and Vinod Chopra together again

Written by on February 20th, 2009

Aamir Khan is one an exceptional actor and person by far. Realizing the hero’s true value, he was invited along with director Vidhu Vinod Chopra to felicitate the 26/11 Mumbai Memorial Cup. The basketball game was organized by the local Mumbai Police in order to raise funds for the men in uniform who faced the […]

Veer can go back to work

Written by on February 20th, 2009

The Rajasthan High Court yesterday lifted the ban on the filming of Salman Khan’s new epic Veer at the Red Fort. The production company has to pay a fine of 20 lakhs for damages to the Fort. The court, however, was clearly not happy with the increasing use of historic monuments for filming without due […]

Ayesha Takia to Continue Acting

Written by on February 20th, 2009

Stories that Ayesha Takia was to give up acting upon marriage are clearly unfounded. When asked if she’s going to become domesticated, she replies, “No. In fact, it will be work as usual once the wedding is over. I enjoy working in films and will be back in the studios soon.” Ayesha plans to marry […]

Aishwarya on Forbes List

Written by on February 19th, 2009

Forbes, a magazine about financial and business news has released its Forbes Star Currency list, which is a list of Hollywood’s most bankable actors. The list ranks actors as the star most likely to make a film a hit aka bankabiltiy and the top spot was awarded to Will Smith. What makes this list different […]

Bollywood and Phineas and Ferb!

Written by on February 19th, 2009

In the past few years, Bollywood films have have become loved the world over through the international release of films and the advent of collaborations between film industries. In addition, appearances on US television have become more common. On two recent dance competitions there have been Bollywood numbers (remember Katee and Josh on So You […]

Mugdha Godse signs Rohit Shetty’s multistarrer

Written by on February 19th, 2009

Mugdha Godse has signed up for Rohit Shetty’s new comedy caper that he plans for Ajay Devgan. “Yes, it’s true that I have signed a Rohit Shetty film,” she confirmed, “The film is a multi-starrer along with Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan and myself.”. The new star in the Bollywood firmament will […]

Filmfare Nominations

Written by on February 19th, 2009

Continuing with the award season, the popular Filmfare Awards recently announced their nominations for the year 2008. The Filmfare Awards are looked forward to every year because of their innovative star-studded performances as well as a comical host or two to bring in some laughs for the audiences. This year will be no different. None […]

Soha Ali Khan to play Shamila Tagore!

Written by on February 19th, 2009

Soha Ali Khan is known for her bookish ambitions. She recently attended the book launch of Ashish Jaiwal’s book True Dummy, about the conflicts and resolutions of modern youth in India. Heavy stuff, though apparently a great read. But what does Soha like to read when she just wants to unwind? “I have loves reading […]

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