Bollywood News

The Supermen of Malegaon

Written by on December 5th, 2009

As Michael Caine might say, not many people know that Maharashtra has a second thriving movie industry less than 200 miles from the glitz and glamour of Mumbai. It’s set in the declining Muslim-majority city of Malegaon and the typical budget for a movie is $1500 – yes, you read that right – $1500! The […]

Celebs Tweet ahead of, during and after Paa premiere

Written by on December 5th, 2009

If there was a Trending Topic for Bollywood-related tweets, it would be #Paa! Celebs were tweeting about the movie ahead of its premiere, during the event and many after it. “Argh!!!! What to wear? Indian or western???? Come on guys, HELP!!!!” tweeted Abhishek Bachchan on Thursday afternoon. Just a few hours before, he tweeted, “Press […]

BBC Asian Network Celebrates Amitabh Bachchan’s 40 years in Bollywood

Written by on December 4th, 2009

One of India’s most famous actors, Amitabh Bachchan, speaks exclusively to the BBC Asian Network as part of a special series of programmes, to mark the actor’s 40-year Bollywood career. The shows air during the week of December 7th to the 13th. On Saturday (12th) and Sunday (13th) of December from 9am Love Bollywood’s Raj […]

Konkona Sen Sharma – Happy Birthday!

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

Konkona Sen Sharma, who enjoys her 30th birthday today, says she would like to go back 30 years and more to the seventies. “I have actually fantasised about myself working in that era which made movies that saw heroines wear chiffons and look gorgeous like in Silsila and even made films which were serious giving […]

Mother and Daughter Go To the Movies

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan, mother and daughter, will be attending the 1st Pravasi Film Festival in New Delhi in January, organised by the Mauritius High Commission and Pravasi Today magazine. The movie, Life Goes On, starring Sharmila and her daughter, will inaugurate the Festival. The story is a retelling of King Lear but […]

Imtiaz Ali’s Fall Out with Hrithik

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

Although it is not yet confirmed, the grapevine is abuzz with Imtiaz Ali’s not so good experience with the Roshans. Apparently, Eros had signed on Hrithik for a movie which never took off, and then they signed Ali with them (they were impressed with Jab We Met), and they let him take charge of a […]

Larry King Ropes in Sonu Niigaam for Charity Work

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

First things first. How is it that legendary American talk show host Larry King knows Sonu Niigaam? Well, Sonu is friends with Larry’s current spouse, country singer Shawn Southwick. According to him, he has interacted with her many times during his overseas music projects, and it was she who introduced him to Larry. Larry King […]

Ranbir Kapoor says No to Mani Ratnam

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

A lot of big directors these days want to sign Ranbir Kapoor for their projects and Mani Ratnam was one of them, but Ranbir declined his offer. While the whole of Bollywood is always waiting for a phone call from Mani Ratnam, Ranbir said no to Mani Ratnam’s new project. According to our sources, Kapoor […]

Akshay receives Olympic Torch from Canadian Prime Minister

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

For the first time in history hundreds stood witness to the prestigious event at which Bollywood superstar and renowned action hero, Akshay Kumar, received the sacred Olympic Torch from the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, at an inaugural event in Mumbai. Akshay was presented with the honour of becoming the Indian Ambassador for the 2010 […]

Expect to hear CPD and DMG in December

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

The new catalogue of T-series tells us that we can expect the soundtracks of Chance Pe Dance and Dulha Mil Gaya to be in stores in December. The soundtrack of Chance Pe Dance has been composed by Adnan Sami and Sandip Shirodkar. We have already seen the first smashing promo of the song ‘Pump It […]

Celina Wins Egyptian Award

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

Celina Jaitley has just returned from Egypt where she won an award at the Cairo International Film Festival for her work on Love Has No Language. “Going back to the banks of the river Nile was the best thing which happened to me,” she says, “I am happy that the movie has reached audiences all […]

Mrinalini Sharma Happily Learning The Ropes

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

Like many models turned actress before her, Mrinalini Sharma is finding that developing a career in Bollywood is a challenging but highly enjoyable experience. “It’s been quite difficult,” she admits, “Star kids have it much easier. One has to constantly network and be in touch with influential people. I am still learning the tricks of […]

World AIDS Day and Bollywood

Written by on December 2nd, 2009

December 1st marks World AIDS Day which means that along with the rest of the world, India too will create awareness about the dreaded disease. In the past, Bollywood has come out with two films in the past which have depicted the atrocity associated with AIDS and the discrimination that is associated with the disease. […]

Confirmed: It’s Farhan, Abhay and Hrithik!

Written by on December 2nd, 2009

Recently we reported that it might be Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Hrithik Roshan hitting the road in Zoya Akhtar’s second film. Well, now Farhan himself has confirmed this dream cast full of amazing actors! In an interview with Subhash K Jha, the director/singer/actor had nothing but compliments for the two saying, “Both Hrithik and […]

SALES is goal for “Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year”

Written by on December 1st, 2009

Not only at the ticket window, SALES is also the goal of Ranbir Kapoor’s new character in Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year – Harpreet Singh Bedi. He practices his good morning in the mirror before a pitch and jumps joyously when he makes a sale. See all this and more in this promo […]

A Family of Stars Gather for Indira – Mother

Written by on December 1st, 2009

Krishna Shah explains his patchy CV by saying he has worked for the last twenty years on one concept – the telling of the story of Indira Gandhi. Finally, he has come up with the script for Mother. “This is the project of my life, both in its scale and the subject,”he says, “I have […]

Hrithik Roshan plans to open a gymnasium

Written by on December 1st, 2009

First styling, and now entrepreneurship. What’ll the irresistible Roshan Jr be up to next? According to reliable sources, the actor was spotted, along with wifey Suzanne and daddy Rakesh, looking for property in Andheri’s Vira Desai Road, because he’s interested in opening a new gymnasium in that area. A resident of the New Chandra apartment […]

Chaotic T20 Ceremony Mars IFFI Celebration

Written by on December 1st, 2009

A somewhat chaotic and disorganised evening marred the celebration of the T20 – Top Indian films of all time – celebration at the International Film Festival of India in Goa last night at the Kala Academy The event was attended by a swathe of top personalities including Ben Kingsley, Amrita Rao, Madhur Bhandarkar and Gurinder […]

Aamir Khan & Katrina leave us full of Love & Longing in Bombay!

Written by on December 1st, 2009

Once again our fab guest columnist Miss Malini has given us an inside look into an exciting event in Mumbai. This week she was present at the CineBlitz Gold’s book launch titled “Love & Longing in Hindi Cinema”. Who did her keen eye spot? None other than the stars of the book Aamir Khan & […]

Shilpa’s Big Fat Indian Wedding

Written by on November 30th, 2009

She’s been with us since most of us opened our eyes to Indian cinema whether it was playing the victim to SRK’s wrath in Baazigar or the empowered Sanjana in Dhadkan. Shilpa Shetty is one actress who the lovers of Indian cinema had loved and adored for years. On November 24th, Bollywood gave away one […]

Column: 26/11 – Kurbaan Hua

Written by on November 30th, 2009

Just a few days ago it was 26/11, a black day in Indian history. A day we will and can never forget. A day on which we think of all the innocent people who lost their lives, our heroes of the police and army force and the question why. Why did this happen? A friend […]


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