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Kangana Ranaut – No Textbook on Bollywood

Written by on December 10th, 2009

When asked to give advice to youngsters on how to be a Bollywood star, Kangana Ranaut admits it’s not easy, “Acting is not like MBBS — there are no textbooks, no written tests that you can sit for, excel in and get a degree in,” she says, “In the film industry, there’s no rulebook. In […]

Divya Bharti’s Cousin Becomes An Actress

Written by on December 10th, 2009

Kainaat Arora, a second cousin of Divya Bharti, will be making her Bollywood acting debut in Gup Chup Gup Chup and will also be doing an item number in Akshay Kumar’s Khatta Meetha. Looking uncannily like her late cousin, Kainaat also appears to be following in her footsteps, having been raised in the same city, […]

Catfight – Before The Film Has Even Begun!

Written by on December 10th, 2009

Rising stars Jennifer and Swapna Tiwari came to blows at the launch party and press conference for horror movie The Lucky 13 when Jennifer appeared to object to Swapna flirting with co-star Sunny and exhaling smoke in her direction. “The actresses didn’t look each other in the eye during the entire press conference,“ said a […]

Favorite Bollywood Neighbors

Written by on December 10th, 2009

A recent poll conducted by a leading tabloid questioned readers as to who they’d like to have as their neighbors. The results? Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif took top dibs as padosans Mumbaikars would most like to have with 46% and 40% of readers voting for them respectively. Next to come up in line were […]

Reviewing Paa Reviews

Written by on December 9th, 2009

American news outlets have begun reviewing Bollywood films. I’m not sure whether this is a reaction to growing NRI communities across the country or a response to the unexpected popularity of Slumdog Millionaire, but either way the tone of the coverage has shown a distinct lack of respect for Bollywood films as films. I have […]

Making of Pocket Mein Rocket – Music Video

Written by on December 9th, 2009

See Ranbir Kapoor, star of Rocket Singh-Salesman of the Year in an inside look into the making of the catchy ‘Pocket Mein Rocket’ music video. Besides seeing how they made the duck dance, you get an behind the scenes glimpse into how a music video is made. Plus you hear from the director Shimit Amin, […]

Deepika’s Tattoo Interrogation

Written by on December 9th, 2009

Deepika Padukone was so sure of her relationship and future with ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor, that she went ahead to tattoo his initials, R.K. on the nape of her neck. Now that their relationship has gone kapoot, the actress finds herself with initials that mean nothing to her anymore. At a recent skin care product launch, […]

The Ranbir-Avantika Connect

Written by on December 9th, 2009

We all know that Imran Khan is getting set to marry his ace girl Avantika but very few know that Imran’s buddy Ranbir Kapoor had a crush on Avantika back in school. The duo in fact dated when they were attending Bombay Scottish School. A classmate to both told a leading tabloid, “Ranbir and Avantika […]

Will Loneliness Drive Ileana to Bollywood?

Written by on December 9th, 2009

Katrina Kaif recently hinted at the loneliness to be found at the top of any profession, and southern superstar Ileana concedes it’s much the same for her in Kollywood. Her only friend, she says, is fellow southern star Trisha, who is now Bollywood bound, so the question is – will Ileana follow in Trisha’s footsteps […]

Deepika Padukone – An Asian Woman of Today

Written by on December 9th, 2009

Looking absolutely perfect in a low-cut gold minidress with brown hoops and more than a little attitude, Deepika Padukone looks ready to face the world once again on the cover of Asian Woman magazine. Inside, the Housefull actress talks about the trials and tribulations of being an actress in the public eye and constantly having […]

Ranbir Kapoor Talks Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year!

Written by on December 7th, 2009

Opening this Friday is Yash Raj Films’ Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year! Starring the actor of the moment and sexiest guy Ranbir Kapoor, the film was directed by Shimit Amin. With a script by Jaideep Sahni and produced by Aditya Chopra, the film also stars Prem Chopra, Mukesh Bhatt, D. Santosh, Gauahar Khan, […]

Aspara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards for 2008

Written by on December 7th, 2009

At the 4th Aspara Awards which took last week, it was Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra who took the top awards for Jodhaa Akbar and Fashion. It was Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par however, that bagged the most awards; a total of nine. These include Best Film and Best Director. It was a tossup for […]

A R Rahman up for 2 Grammy Awards

Written by on December 7th, 2009

The nominations keep piling up for maestro A R Rahman’s work on the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire. The soundtrack and the song ‘Jai Ho’ raked in awards last season including the coveted Academy Award for both Best Original Score and Best Song and now, A R Rahman has been nominated in two categories for the […]

Hard Kaur Plays Hard Ball

Written by on December 7th, 2009

Hard Kaur may have been born in India but she has the matter-of-fact personality and blunt accent of her Birmingham upbringing. Straddling the two disciplines of acting and singing, she is rapidly developing into one of the most intriguing personalities in Bollywood. Having done the title track ‘Follow Me’ for Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, […]

Bina Rai Passes On Aged 78

Written by on December 7th, 2009

Golden age actress Bina Rai died suddenly yesterday at the age of 78 following a heart attack. Her elder son, who was in Melbourne, is returning as quickly as possible. ‘‘My parents have rushed back to Mumbai,” said grandson and director Sidharth Malhotra, “I have to finish the shoot as the unit is waiting then […]

Raj & Pablo of Love Bollywood talk Amitabh Bachchan and other filmi things!

Written by on December 6th, 2009

At BollySpice, one of our mottos is that we write about what we love (Bollywood!) and for sure, the motto of Radio personalities Raj and Pablo is that they talk about what they love (Bollywood!). These two fab guys are the hosts of BBC Radio Asian Network’s program Love Bollywood. They admit to being unabashed […]

“Sexy…who me?” -Ranbir Kapoor

Written by on December 6th, 2009

“Sexy…who me?” That’s Ranbir Kapoor’s response to the compliment. This time it is by People magazine who have declared him to be the Sexiest Man Alive. Ranbir begs to differ. “There are a thousand things wrong with my face and body. I really don’t know what sexy is. I am confused as I don’t consider […]

At the 3 Idiots Press Conference with Aamir!

Written by on December 6th, 2009

Date: 2nd December Location: London, UK/ Mumbai, India Event: 3 Idiots Press Conference Actor Aamir Khan, Director Raj Kumar Hirani and Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra met with the press in London in a ‘first of its kind’ press conference via video link organised by Reliance BIG Pictures and Sterling Communications Ltd. Fresh from the question […]

Rahul Bose’s Promo Gets Fiery Reception

Written by on December 6th, 2009

Promos for Rahul Bose‘s new horror movie Fired have been banned from Indian television, being seen as too gory as well as including a sexy shot of Rahul with British co-star Militza Radmilovic. The supernatural film is about the potential pitfalls facing a boss who ruthlessly fires an erring employee. “I feel we have a […]

Mumaith Khan – Leading Lady

Written by on December 6th, 2009

Although we haven’t seen so much of her in Bollywood recently, former item girl Mumaith Khan has been successfully building a career for herself as a leading lady down south. Her song from Kanthaswamy, ‘En Peru Meena Kumari’ has become a monster hit on commercial radio and the ultimate accolade has been suggested, that she […]

Monica Bedi Revisits Her Past

Written by on December 6th, 2009

The news was good for Monica Bedi this week when she learned that the CBI had decided to unfreeze her assets and she now has access again to her seven bank accounts. The money had been frozen since 2002 when the CBI suspected that it had really belonged to gangster Abu Salem. ASP Pramod Manji […]

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