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Destiny and Katrina Kaif

Written by on December 3rd, 2008

With 15 films released over 5 years, the Hong — Kong born actress, Katrina Kaif spoke candidly to IANS in an interview in New Delhi about her journey in the industry so far: “When I started, people were not only writing me off for my strong British accent, there were many others who tried to […]

Depublished: Kaveri Jha – Next in Line for Bollywoodland?

Written by on December 3rd, 2008

Pretty Kaveri Jha has already made her Bollywood debut – opposite Shiney Ahuja in the quickly forgotten Hijack – so it’s not been a dream debut for her. However, she is destined to return and is currently developing her potential down south in a string of movies, including Ooha Chitram, Naa Girl Friend Baaga Rich […]

Sanjay Dutt penning autobiography ‘The Roar of a Lion’

Written by on December 3rd, 2008

Recently Sanjay Dutt announced that he will be penning his autobiography. Sources say that the work is already half done and that the book will be called ‘The Roar of a Lion’. The release date depends on Sanjay’s film schedules and the spare time he finds for writing his life story. Some time ago, filmmaker […]

The Four Stages of Response

Written by on December 2nd, 2008

The four stages of response to any shock are Denial-Anger-Despair-Acceptance. Most of us found ourselves passing through the denial stage of the Mumbai attack during the event through to Saturday and even beyond. “This can’t be happening — not in Mumbai?” was the most common thread in most people’s response. Although different people move through […]

Neha Dhupia gets the Jitters

Written by on December 1st, 2008

Neha Dhupia has a strong background in Bollywood. Recognised for the strength of her performances in item numbers, she has also proven she can act with performances in Shootout at Lokhandwala, Singh is Kinng and Dasvidanya. Even so, she found herself somewhat overwhelmed on the set of Maharathi, based on the renowned Gujurati drama, when […]

Depublished: Shradha Sharma in Airport Trauma

Written by on November 30th, 2008

Shradha Sharma was returning to Mumbai from Delhi on Jetflite number S2107 on Saturday morning after having performed in a stage show in Ghaziabad. She was feeling stressed and tired after two solid days work and was running a temperature — so as you can imagine, she was under a lot of strain. It was […]

Live Earth India Cancelled

Written by on November 30th, 2008

Live Earth India, the environmental awareness concert planned for December 7th in Mumbai has been cancelled. A statement from the organisers of the event, who include former US Vice-President Al Gore, states, “Everyone involved with Live Earth India, from our U.S.- and India-based staff, artists and crew to our India-based broadcast, production, non-profit and marketing […]

The Grief of Aashish Chaudhary

Written by on November 30th, 2008

Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to everyone who has lost a loved one in the shocking and tragic events that have unfolded in Mumbai over the last few days. Whilst the despair shown in the television images of Aashish Chaudhary was repeated throughout the city and elsewhere hundreds of times over, it somehow […]

Tejaswini Kolhapure’s Big Break

Written by on November 29th, 2008

Tejaswini Kolhapure is hoping that her role in Ravan will give her the big break she deserves. How is she finding working with Mani Ratnam? “Working with Mani Sir is a dream come true,” she says, “He belongs to a different school of thought, and doing a film under his guidance was both exciting and […]

Aamir Khan Speaks Out

Written by on November 29th, 2008

In his latest blog, Aamir Khan has spoken out against the militant attack that has devastated the southern tip of the city and shaken Mumbaikers to the core. He also warns against politicians trying to use the event for their own purposes: “I dread to think of how various political parties are now going to […]

Priyanka’s New Movie Line-Up

Written by on November 29th, 2008

After the stunning success of Fashion and Dostana, Priyanka Chopra‘s year, and possibly her career, have been rescued. She’s been talking about her upcoming projects: “I’m doing Kaminey with Shahid Kapoor directed by Vishal Bhardwaj,” she says, “In the film, I play a Maharashtrian college girl and it’s an action comedy. Then, there is Ashutosh […]

Bollywood Stars Shaken by Siege

Written by on November 29th, 2008

Having been stunned along with the rest of the World’s population by the horrifying militant attack on Mumbai in the last 48 hours, many Bollywood stars have only today begun to find their voice. Bipasha Basu, who narrowly escaped the Vile Parle blast said, “It’s shocking and scary. We’re going through a very disturbing and […]

The Home of Bollywood under Attack

Written by on November 27th, 2008

As your correspondent writes, Indian Special Forces continue to battle militants in two Mumbai hotels in an effort to rescue hostages held inside. Dead bodies are said to litter the corridors, suggesting that the final total may be in excess of the 400 dead and wounded already estimated. The militants apparently entered through the Gateway […]

Sneak Peek: Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Written by on November 27th, 2008

Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! is Dibakar Banerjee’s second film, after Khosla Ka Ghosla. The film stars Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, and Neetu Chandra, with music by Sneha Khanwalkar. STORY What follows may have been true. From the inner city ghetto of West Delhi, Lucky, a gawky 15-year-old lower middle class Sikh kid, rises to become […]

First look of ‘Delhi 6′ at Dubai Film Festival

Written by on November 26th, 2008

The first look of the highly anticipated film Delhi 6, starring Sonam Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan will be shown at the Dubai International Film Festival. Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Sonam and Abhishek will be there to present the film. Also there will be Freida Pinto and Anil Kapoor for Slumdog Millionaire, Preity Zinta will be […]

Akshay Signs up Shriya

Written by on November 26th, 2008

Akshay Kumar has struck gold by signing up hot Southern star Shriya Saran for his home-based project Komagatu Maru, directed by Deepa Mehta. “I’m on top of the world, as I ‘m doing Deepa Mehta’s epic Komagata Maru,” says Shriya, “Deepaji is my favourite director and it is a great honour to do a film […]

Priyanka’s Giving Us a Break

Written by on November 26th, 2008

2008 saw Priyanka Chopra in a total of six movies: Love Story 2050, God Tussi Great Ho, Chamku, Drona, Fashion and Dostana. Phew! It has been one helluva busy year for the starlet who has been basking in the light of her recent back to back successes, Fashion and Dostana. Unfortunately, the other four didn’t […]

Sneak Peek: Sorry Bhai!

Written by on November 25th, 2008

Sorry Bhai! is a romantic comedy starring Sanjay Suri and Sharman Joshi in leading roles. The film is directed by Onir Anirban with music by Gaurav Dayal, lyrics by Amitabh Varma, and the title song has been composed by Vivek Philip. It has been extensively shot in Mumbai & Mauritius. Synopsis: Siddharth Mathur (Sharman Joshi), […]

Freida Pinto Destined for Success

Written by on November 25th, 2008

The star female protagonist of Slumdog Millionaire looks destined for a golden career in Bollywood on the strength of just one film — but has Freida Pinto always wanted to be an actress? “Yes, I have always wanted to get into the acting field,” she explains, “It was always my childhood dream to be in […]

Katrina Kaif in Vogue

Written by on November 25th, 2008

Katrina Kaif has had a hot year with the hits Race and Singh is King, and the recently released Yuvraaj, and she’s finishing the year being the cover girl for the December edition of Vogue. The cover shows her in an eye-catching purple silk dress, dropped off one shoulder and complemented by drop ear-rings from […]

Aishwarya’s daughterly duties

Written by on November 25th, 2008

Everyone knows that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a fabulous daughter-in-law and a thorough professional when it comes to her work. Her father is currently sick in bed and has been for a while now which has been bothering Rai as she is unable to spend much time with him because of prior work commitments. However, […]


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