Stars – BollySpice.com http://bollyspice.com The latest movies, interviews in Bollywood Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:31:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Natalie Perera: “Bazodee is extraordinary and unique” http://bollyspice.com/natalie-perera-bazodee-extraordinary-unique/ Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:00:58 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=126402 Releasing on August 5th is a new take on a Bollywood movie. Bazodee mixes elements of a Bollywood musical with a distinctly Caribbean island flavor. Set on the vivid, colorful islands of Trinidad & Tobago, the film pulses with the sensuous dance rhythms of Soca music. Directed by Todd Kessler, the film stars Kabir Bedi, Natalie Perera, Machel Montano, Kriss Dosanjh, Valmike Rampersad, and Staz Nair. Bazodee, which means a state of confusion, a state of love, tells the story of Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi). Anita is about to marry

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Releasing on August 5th is a new take on a Bollywood movie. Bazodee mixes elements of a Bollywood musical with a distinctly Caribbean island flavor. Set on the vivid, colorful islands of Trinidad & Tobago, the film pulses with the sensuous dance rhythms of Soca music. Directed by Todd Kessler, the film stars Kabir Bedi, Natalie Perera, Machel Montano, Kriss Dosanjh, Valmike Rampersad, and Staz Nair.

Bazodee, which means a state of confusion, a state of love, tells the story of Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi). Anita is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local Trinidadian singer, Lee de Leon (Soca music star Machel Montano) sets things askew. In search of a muse, de Leon agrees to perform at the engagement party. Unable to deny their mutual attraction, and with the excitement of Carnival approaching, Anita must now choose between the answer to her family’s financial prayers and the possibility of real love. It is about being true to yourself and honest in love at all costs!

In this exclusive interview, star Natalie Perera talks about Bazodee, which she calls an unique musical love story and why she loved being a part of this cool film.

Natalie Perera BazodeeWas acting something that you always wanted to do?
Yes. I’ve always been an actor. In my opinion actors are grown-ups who never stopped playing and as an adult I am constantly acquiring and refining my skills in order to play well. My addiction to acting began at church playing famous missionaries in the Sunday Schools plays, and later in my life after I graduated from university where I studied Classics, I went on to study Text and Performance at RADA and Acting at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

What were your first thoughts when you heard the idea of Bazodee?
I thought Claire Ince had written an absolute gem of a script that immediately had major feel good factor. In addition to that I was super excited that the lead role is a woman, Asian and from the Caribbean. My ethnic heritage is Sri Lankan and I was hyped up to represent an Island Indian. Then I saw it was shooting in Trinidad. What’s there not to like?! With all that’s happening in the world today it’s a great thing to be transported to something positive.

How would you describe this film?
Bazodee is completely unique, like nothing you’ve ever seen. I would describe it as a musical dramedy and a love story. For me, it’s like Mamma Mia dipped in Indian culture and Trinidad and Tobago.

The film has such an intriguing and interesting concept, what do you makes it so special and why did you want to play a part in it?
Bazodee is such a pleasurable film on the senses. Firstly, it’s of course set in gorgeous Trinidad and Tobago one of the most spectacular places on planet earth, with it’s vibrant culture and colour. Then there’s the pulsing, infectious and energetic glimpse of carnival and the music of Machel Montano that will make anyone want to get out of their seats and move. Lastly, it’s a love story set in this heaven and I was super excited to work with EMMY-nominated director Todd Kessler and jumped on this unique project wholeheartedly.

Bazodee still 1Tell us about Anita and how you became the character?
Anita is a young woman, who lost her mother at a very young age, is very close to her father and takes care of him and everyone around her. She thinks she’s got it all figured out until she meets Lee and is knocked sideways. I studied the script, asked a lot of questions from Todd Kessler about my backstory, accent and ethnicity. I worked hard finding an accent that would fit with Anita’s Indian heritage, her international schooling/ fiancé from London and a slight Trinidad flavour. I also got the opportunity to hang out with the wonderful local actors and crew and learned more about Anita’s cultural surroundings. The process felt very organic for me.

If you were in her shoes what would you do?
In everything I do, I always follow my heart.

Tell us about working with esteemed actor Kabir Bedi?
Working with Kabir Bedi was an absolute blessing. What a fabulous voice! Even though he’s such a big name he was so obliging and humble in his dealings with me, giving me helpful tips and tricks that only a pro would know. I remember seeing him in Octopussy as a child and thinking ‘if an Asian can be a Bond villain maybe I too can be a Bond villain one day.’ He is an inspiration and just the loveliest man and apparently everyone who has played his daughter has gone on to do very well so I hope that luck rubs off on me too.

Also what about working with Machel Montano?
Working with Machel was amazing. He is the life and soul of the party and people adore him. He has an abundance of energy and brought it to set. It was great to play alongside him because he is so relaxed and at easy around cameras and I feel we worked really well together. I really had to up my game to work alongside fully-fledged stars, but that’s all part and parcel of the excitement. He has spent his life performing on stage and in front of cameras and it was no surprise that he is a natural.

Natalie Perera Bazodee 4Tell us about the music of the film?
Machel’s music and Soca is the most energetic, infectious and colourful kind of party music that manages to have heart. I think that is because it seems to have a rich history.

Are you a Soca fan now?
I’m definitely a fan. I can’t work out at the gym without Soca and in my opinion it’s the best party music “it gets the people going!” There is nothing quite like it. In the film Anita says, “He makes happy music, the world needs that.” I completely agree with that! Soca gets me going.

Why do you think it’s important to make films like this?
The script is so positive and has major feel good factor. It’s not often you see a female, Asian lead from the Caribbean as the lead in a film and I think that alone is an important and exciting feature about Bazodee. My ethnic heritage is Sri Lankan and I am hyped up to represent Island Indians. It was the first time I came across such a different role and I became really excited about it. The director Todd Kessler cast local Trinidadian actors in this film, which in my opinion is amazing because it’s a country bursting at the seams with talent. Bazodee is so wonderful because it showcases people and cultures that don’t often get exposure. Bazodee is unique. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Once you see it, you’ll know what I mean.

Your thoughts on Hindi films today?
I think it’s great how the variation, scale and scope of Hindi films are growing today. The Bollywood film industry is one of the biggest in the world and is catering for diverse audiences and tastes and I think that’s brilliant. I am a fan of all genres of film. They each offer entertainment and storytelling that have unique qualities and fill a particular niche.

Natalie Perera Bazodee 2If you could star with one actor of actress who would that be?
There are so many actors I’d love to work with; it’s really hard to choose. I think I’d love to work with Joanna Lumley because she is just utterly fabulous and Sophie Okonedo because I love the work she does and I find I’m 100% engaged whenever I watch her in anything! As for male actor, it would be Steve Carell because I think he’s so damn funny, has a spectacular range and he’s my favourite male actor right now.

Would you like to be part of a Hindi film?
Absolutely! I’m interested in becoming as accomplished as possible and performing in a variety of genres is a great way to do that. Do you know of anyone casting?

What do you think audiences are going to love about this film?
Bazodee is a universal story about two people who fall in love and have to combat other conflicting aspects of their life to choose to follow their heart or not. It’s unique and a pleasurable feel good film. The audience is transported to heavenly Trinidad and Tobago, where they get a burst of the Carnival experience and colour accompanied by the music of Machel Montano, that will make anyone need to get out of their seats and dance! The audience will fall in love with Trinidad and Tobago leaving cinemas smiling and happy.

What do you love about Bazodee?
I enjoyed working with Todd Kessler very much. He was the captain of the crazy party ship that was Bazodee and I felt he was a wonderful leader. He made me feel confident and enthusiastic about the process throughout the shoot. I loved my time in Trinidad and Tobago and the family of talented friends I made there. It was an unforgettable experience for me, and a privilege to be part of something so extraordinary and unique to anything I’ve even seen.

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Akshay Kumar’s cool cameo in Dishoom! http://bollyspice.com/akshay-kumars-cool-cameo-dishoom/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:06:28 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=126437 We have just learned that there is a surprise package of Dishoom! Check out the cool Akshay Kumar in a never seen before avatar for a special cameo in Rohit Dhawan’s Dishoom. Check out this first look We can’t wait to see the role he plays in this exciting film!! Dishoom, presented by Eros International and Produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, starring Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez, directed by Rohit Dhawan, releases on 29th July 2016.

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We have just learned that there is a surprise package of Dishoom! Check out the cool Akshay Kumar in a never seen before avatar for a special cameo in Rohit Dhawan’s Dishoom.

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We can’t wait to see the role he plays in this exciting film!!

Dishoom, presented by Eros International and Produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, starring Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez, directed by Rohit Dhawan, releases on 29th July 2016.

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Shah Rukh Khan the Poet http://bollyspice.com/shah-rukh-khan-poet/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:04:09 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=126395 Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly one of the most talented actors that we have the fortune of witnessing during our lifetime. He’s a wonderful man, husband, father, humanitarian, and performer. Not only that, SRK has always had a way with words – as we have always noticed from his interviews and even in his 140-character tweets. But now he can officially add poet to his esteemed repertoire! We all remember when he translated the Jab Tak Hai Jaan poem into English and had the fangirls and fanboys (and us) swooning over the beautiful words. Now he has taken the swoon quotient to an even

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srk5tipschennaiexpressShah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly one of the most talented actors that we have the fortune of witnessing during our lifetime. He’s a wonderful man, husband, father, humanitarian, and performer. Not only that, SRK has always had a way with words – as we have always noticed from his interviews and even in his 140-character tweets. But now he can officially add poet to his esteemed repertoire!

We all remember when he translated the Jab Tak Hai Jaan poem into English and had the fangirls and fanboys (and us) swooning over the beautiful words. Now he has taken the swoon quotient to an even higher level because recently at a book launch he recited a poem HE wrote. Inspired by international singer Zayn Malik, SRK’s poem was dedicated to the uplifting and empowerment of women around the world.

“This is for girls who stay up all night, this is for you who is willing to fight.

For hidden fears, hurt, pain and tears, under the smiles, laughs, and giggles we hear.

Let your hair down, straight or curls, you’re beautiful because you fight like a girl.

For girls who wear short skirts, and their heart on their sleeve, for girls who know how difficult it is to believe.

The girls who scream and cry to the pillows and tell them their goals, for girls who have a secret, but can’t tell a soul.

Let your eyes be your diamonds, make them your pearls, you’re beautiful because you fight like a girl.

For girls who have made mistakes and have regrets galore, for girls that may not win, but always get up from the floor.

The girls who take life as comes, the girl who have broken the code, for the girls who hope, that they’ll get better somewhere down the road.

Let your steps be a dance and jump and do the swirl, you’re beautiful because you fight like a girl.

For the girls who love with all their heart, although sometimes gets broke, to girls who think it’s over, to real girls, all girls, who have tears to soak.

You throw, you pick up and fall. But just tell the world I’m beautiful because I fight like a girl.”

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HR Musik Limited presents ‘Himesh and the Jewels of India’ musical project http://bollyspice.com/hr-musik-limited-presents-himesh-jewels-india-musical-project/ Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:00:40 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=126359 On the multi talented Himesh Reshammiya’s birthday, launched the exciting news of ‘Himesh and the Jewels of India’. This is a huge musical project which will be fronted by Himesh’s music publishing company HR Musik. The project will feature 730 milestone songs which are composed by Himesh, and the songs will have the best singers of India. In a recent article to Mumbai Mirror, the CEO of HR Musik Andy Singh, spoke about the project in more detail. He revealed that the company will be launching the “biggest invasion in the music industry which is called Himesh and the Jewels

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HimeshOn the multi talented Himesh Reshammiya’s birthday, launched the exciting news of ‘Himesh and the Jewels of India’. This is a huge musical project which will be fronted by Himesh’s music publishing company HR Musik. The project will feature 730 milestone songs which are composed by Himesh, and the songs will have the best singers of India.

In a recent article to Mumbai Mirror, the CEO of HR Musik Andy Singh, spoke about the project in more detail. He revealed that the company will be launching the “biggest invasion in the music industry which is called Himesh and the Jewels of India.” He continued to say that this project will feature “Memorable compositions, outstanding singers, biggest videos and huge marketing plans. They are the going to be strength of jewels of India. Himesh who has a track record of 650 super hit songs has always believed that content is king and Himesh is very excited to bring this biggest music invasion ever in the music industry, because Jewels of India will take the level of every artist to another level in this country, and that can only happen with great songs for which he has been composing since the last two years” said an excited Andy Singh.

Further details of ‘Himesh and the Jewels of India’ project will be announced shortly. When it comes to films, HR Musik will have 3 releases within the next 18 months or so. These will include The Xpose 2, Vishal Mishra’s ‘Heeriye’ (which stars Himesh and Tigmanshu Dhulia) and another untitled project. Andy continues “We will also be launching Himesh’s second studio album because fans worldwide are very excited about Himesh doing another studio album after the record breaking success of his debut album as a singer in ‘Aap kaa Surroor’. Himesh has recorded 10 milestone songs and huge videos are being planned for these songs also. HR Musik has already given three successful films as producers Khiladi 786 , The Xpose and Teraa Surroor and all three movies have done well at the box office, and the key reason to it, is right content and costing with great visuals and hit music. Today, success is only possible if content is good and at the right cost. We will have three releases in the next 18 months for which scripts are ready now and preproduction is going on in full swing and we will start casting soon and we will start shooting by November. Himesh’s new look also will be revealed soon. After returning from his Durban show in August Himesh will be going on a 30 city tour this year to promote his new album which he is very excited about.”

If you have been waiting for a shake up in the Bollywood music industry, then the time has most definitely come! Stay tuned with BollySpice for all further details on this very exciting project!

In association with http://www.himesh-reshammiya.com

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Official Statement: Rani Mukerji Not on Social Media http://bollyspice.com/official-statement-rani-mukerji-2/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:35:47 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=125844 Rani Mukerji’s official spokesperson has come out with a statement warning fans that the actress is not on any social media platforms: “This is to inform you that Rani Mukerji is not on any social media platform and has never been. There are several fake accounts that keep cropping up we would like to request you to not pay any heed to them or the content they put up as it is all fake.”

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14aug_MardaaniSongLaunch10Rani Mukerji’s official spokesperson has come out with a statement warning fans that the actress is not on any social media platforms:

“This is to inform you that Rani Mukerji is not on any social media platform and has never been. There are several fake accounts that keep cropping up we would like to request you to not pay any heed to them or the content they put up as it is all fake.”

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Spotted: Alia Bhatt in London! http://bollyspice.com/spotted-alia-bhatt-london/ Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:18:23 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=125799 Bollywood powerhouse actress Alia Bhatt recently met up with journalists, during a private holiday in the English capital. BollySpice caught up with the actress where she spoke about her next film with Shah Rukh Khan directed by Gauri Shinde, her next film with Ranbir Kapoor titled Dragon, being a star and her mentor Karan Johar. Stay tuned for the interview and check out these snaps by Hayat Khan in the meantime!

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Bollywood powerhouse actress Alia Bhatt recently met up with journalists, during a private holiday in the English capital.

BollySpice caught up with the actress where she spoke about her next film with Shah Rukh Khan directed by Gauri Shinde, her next film with Ranbir Kapoor titled Dragon, being a star and her mentor Karan Johar.

Stay tuned for the interview and check out these snaps by Hayat Khan in the meantime!

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Mohenjo Daro – “I don’t think I would have made this film without the romance.” – Ashutosh Gowariker http://bollyspice.com/mohenjo-daro-dont-think-made-film-without-romance-ashutsh-gowariker/ Sat, 09 Jul 2016 06:09:39 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=125777 BollySpice attended a press conference with the Mohenjo Daro director Ashutosh Gowariker, where we got a sneak peek at his upcoming release starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja. Here is what he had to say on the film in his own words… Why Mohenjo Daro… It is a civilisation that has fascinated me for many many years. I came face to face with it many times throughout my life, at very undecided, unplanned quarters; like museums, I would get enamoured by artifacts, or when I was doing Lagaan, I was travelling in Bhuj looking for locations I stumbled upon Dholavira, a

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mohenjodaro-hrithikposterBollySpice attended a press conference with the Mohenjo Daro director Ashutosh Gowariker, where we got a sneak peek at his upcoming release starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja. Here is what he had to say on the film in his own words…

Why Mohenjo Daro…
It is a civilisation that has fascinated me for many many years. I came face to face with it many times throughout my life, at very undecided, unplanned quarters; like museums, I would get enamoured by artifacts, or when I was doing Lagaan, I was travelling in Bhuj looking for locations I stumbled upon Dholavira, a city which is an excavation site. For some time I kept on feeling that I must make a movie on this. I was hoping that I get the opportunity to do that and that opportunity came to me in the form of Hrithik as well as UTV.

What fascinated me was – what is this civilisation? Who are these people? What was their society? What kind of politics did they have? What kind of religion did they have? What did they believe in? What are the manners and morals of society? If I focus only on these aspects and not have a story then it could easily have become a documentary. So a story was a must. That is what I have weaved in based on all the excavation facts that have been found.

I took the help of a lot of archaeologists especially Dr Jonathan Mark Kenoyer (Department of Anthropology – University of Wisconsin). He has spent 35 in Mohenjo Daro. Ajit Prasad, Krishnan, Vasant Shinde, Prabakhar, these are the archologists who have worked in India on the Indian sites. I essentially needed all the information you could give me to build my story.

On ‘Tu Hai’…
There are six animals that represented every city at that time, could be, let me not say emphatically, let me say could be. So these animals are the bull, the elephant, the rhino, the deer, and the unicorn, or the one horned animal which is something very mythical. And Tu Hai focuses on that and the reverse Sindhu.

The reverse Sindhu in my learning, in my study, I realised that they believed in the elements. They believed in water, they believed in the sun, they believed in the land which gives them food, so the river became a very big lifeline.’ Tu Hai’ is in praise of the river.

On doing period films…
Actually these are different eras. When I made Lagaan it was the British era – it is categorised as modern India. When I did Jodha Akbar it was Mugal. I was planning to make a film on Buddha which would have categorised as ancient India but Mohenjo Daro is going way back. It is pre – history. There is nothing written about this. All facts that are being revealed to us are only by excavation, by artifacts that have been found. I found that most fascinating. I think I will stop there and come back to contemporary cinema.

On using his imagination in the making of Mohenjo Daro
I did it in two phases. My phase one was just chatting with the archaeologists, going over all the discoveries that have been made to date. So all the information you find in the scenes all the figurines are there. Even the figurines have a lot of evidence of the type of head dresses that they had, the kind of wardrobe that they had. 80% of the figurines, the women are naked. Obviously I didn’t want to go that way because you can’t have a film based on that type of look. I had to fill in the blanks somewhere, keep what was in the figurines and to build from imagination from there.

They use a lot of precious stone, stones which they call precious but are actually from the river bed. They use a lot of feathers of animals to adorn themselves, they use rose petals for their lips, that kind of information I tried to piece in.

As far as the romance and the politics of the film is concerned, that I have built it by studying other civilisations that were present at this time. The Indus Valley had a lot of trade happening with the Egyptian and Sumerian civilisation, so there was a cultural exchange. There was a lot of exchange that happened so there could be some common things that went to and fro.

As far as the river (Sindhu) is concerned, there are certain idols, figurines that the archaeologists have determined are symbols of a river goddess. I have used those aspects. History is such that you have so many different chains of thoughts, so many different lines that it is difficult to incorporate them all. I had to make a choice, so I decided to go with Dr Jonathan Mark Kenoyer and the other archaeologists I mentioned earlier and build my story from there. There will be a lot of reservations on certain things. I cannot say they are wrong in their reservations, but neither can they say I am wrong because nobody knows. I have created a make believe world, so it is probably my make believe world. I have tried to stay as honest as possible to what could have been.

On the characters…
They are not based on fact. We know Indigo farming was done. Farming was their main occupation. Evidence like that has been used. Sarman (Hrithik) is an Indigofarmer.

The unicorn is a mythical animal so trying to see how that myth can be incorporated. Stuff like that, there has been an amalgamation of fact and fiction.

Hrithik was my first choice, and I am very glad that it materialised. Hirthik has the ability to make any world believable. It is what I feel when I observe him as an actor. He has the ability to create certain convictions within the created world. What I am saying, it’s not a Jodha Akbar, he can even be the role created in Guzzarish, he can even be the role he is going to be in Mohenjo Daro because he tends to do very different things and he tries to do them with a lot of conviction. So for me, for Mohenjo Daro, he was the first choice and I hope he makes the world believable for the audience.

Sunita (Gowarikar) spotted Pooja in an advert and said this is the girl to play the female lead. For quite some time we were looking for the right choice. Someone who can have dignity and grace, hold a shot without saying anything, without saying a single word, a dialogue. That was becoming a task, till Sunita spotted Pooja in an advert.

We called her in an we did a couple of scenes with her. She is extremely sharp on the uptake. Essentially what does a director want, an actor that understands what he is trying to convey, adapt it, internalise it, and give it body, which I think she (Pooja) does very well. It came very naturally to her. Of course we went through the grind of making her do a song where she performed a number; we wanted to see how good was her grace, which helped. So after a series of auditions, we talked to her.

On the Language…
The script of Sindhu is still undeciphered. People are still making several attempts. There are 50 different theories about what the Sindhu script could have been. It is probably the only language that has not been deciphered. It was tricky for me, what to do and how to use that in the movie. Some theories say that it is Prakrit and Brauhi that it goes back to. I decided to use Hindi as the language medium, but I tried to use a Hindi which is not very Sanskritised, but at the same time a little modern. Certain words that are probably used in the Sindhi language, some words are used on the border that we share right now with Pakistan. So it is a mesh of languages to give it a different feel, otherwise it becomes very contemporary and close to our day to day life today. Certain words are pre-historic, possibly at the cost of alienating the audience a bit but I think it is necessary, to allow the audience to enter that world.

On the Location/Sets…
I feel this was our first civilisation in this part of the world. We only have facts, we only have information. We have not created anything make believe from the information that is out there. So for me creation was twofold. One was architecture, so if you see the great bath in ‘Tu Hai’, it is exactly the same size that is in present day Mohenjo Daro excavation site. If you see the pillars and columns, the size of the houses, it’s all probably what could have been. So it’s certain things that allowed me to stay within the boundaries of storytelling. And of course the romance I had to create something that is believable within that space.

On the pressures of including a love story…
I couldn’t have made a film on the Mohenjo Daro civilisation without weaving a love story into it. When you pick a culture like this civilisation, there are certain common elements that come into play. There has to be a hero, there has to be a villain, and there has to be a heroine. They are the three necessary ingredients. Within that the romance becomes very important; otherwise it is difficult to convince an audience of a civilisation. There are many instances of other movies that have been made even in Hollywood where they have done it without these ingredients and these films have not worked because somewhere I think we, when we go to see a movie we want to be entertained. Of course we want to see great sets and property and lush colours, but only after we see the hero and heroine, so the romance becomes important. I don’t think I would have made this film without the romance.

Mohenjo Daro release’s on 12th August

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Statement from Anushka Sharma’s spokesperson http://bollyspice.com/statement-anushka-sharma-spokesperson/ Mon, 04 Jul 2016 12:43:14 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=125691 The recent reports about Anushka Sharma taking time off from her Sultan promotions have been categorically denied by her spokesperson. The statement sent to BollySpice says, “Some reports suggesting Anushka Sharma was in Bangalore is completely untrue. She was unwell but has still continued promotions. It’s especially distressing because knowing she was in Mumbai and still reporting like this can only mean an attempt to point fingers at her professionalism which is done by ‘so called sources'” The actress has been posting pictures before the promotional events to her Instagram. Promotions 👊 Save the date #SultanOnJuly6 A photo posted by

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The recent reports about Anushka Sharma taking time off from her Sultan promotions have been categorically denied by her spokesperson.

The statement sent to BollySpice says, “Some reports suggesting Anushka Sharma was in Bangalore is completely untrue. She was unwell but has still continued promotions. It’s especially distressing because knowing she was in Mumbai and still reporting like this can only mean an attempt to point fingers at her professionalism which is done by ‘so called sources'”

The actress has been posting pictures before the promotional events to her Instagram.

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Sultan opens in theaters on July 6th

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Bollywood Stars thank Shiamak for the magic at IIFA! http://bollyspice.com/bollywood-stars-thank-shiamak-iifa/ Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:22:45 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=125633 Bollywood stars came out on social media to extend their gratitude to ace choreographer Shiamak Davar who made their performances magical at the IIFA Awards in Madrid. Spain witnessed the magic of Bollywood with the International Indian Film Academy Awards. With over 40 performers from The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India, Shiamak also incorporated nearly 30 dancers from his Dance Team in the United Kingdom who got a chance to perform with their favorite Bollywood stars. The show opened with Hrithik Roshan and had the audience on their feet in one of the most energetic performances. Hrithik tweeted ‘Dear

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Bollywood stars came out on social media to extend their gratitude to ace choreographer Shiamak Davar who made their performances magical at the IIFA Awards in Madrid.

Spain witnessed the magic of Bollywood with the International Indian Film Academy Awards. With over 40 performers from The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India, Shiamak also incorporated nearly 30 dancers from his Dance Team in the United Kingdom who got a chance to perform with their favorite Bollywood stars.

The show opened with Hrithik Roshan and had the audience on their feet in one of the most energetic performances. Hrithik tweeted ‘Dear @Shiamakofficial n his magnificent troupe! Thank u 4 EXCELLENCE! U guys work so hard. #wishiwasaStudent #iifa.”

International superstar Priyanka Chopra sang and performed on the IIFA stage. She too, posted a photo collage on instagram and wrote – Thank u team #shaimakdavar and his amazing dance troupe. Team #iifa and @mikey_mccleary for the amazing composition to my songs and Madrid for being such a wonderful audience for my debut vocal performance . Much love

Sonakshi Sinha who paid a tribute to Sridevi posted a pic of the performance on instagram and said ‘Thanks to all the @Shiamakofficial boys and girls for making this a performance to remember – you guys r AWESOME!!!” She herself was a student at Shiamak’s dance academy before venturing into Bollywood.

Tiger Shroff made his first IIFA appearance as a performer. His mother tweeted a special thanks to Shiamak – Thank you shiamak for guiding tiger so gently through his first ever Iifa performance!!! Love you!!! @Shiamakofficial @iTIGERSHROFF”

Sooraj Pancholi also made his IIFA debut and was all praises for Shiamak and his dance academy. He posted a performance image and wrote – About lastnight Thank you so much!! @Shiamakofficial @shiamakindia @IIFA @ColorsTV.
Back on stage after a while, Ameesha Patel tweeted – At rehersals with @Shiamakofficial super amayzing team of super hardworking n talented dancers.

Queen of thumkas Shilpa Shetty who made a comeback on the IIFA stage after nine years tweeted rehearsal images saying – There is a method to the Madness called Rehersals Madness begins , love u @Shiamakofficial #IIFA2016 #IIFARocks.

Other performers who took to social media to thank Shiamak for making their performances look so good included singers Benny Dayal and Meet Bros. 

Most stars wore Shiamak’s dance wear as well to rehearsals to feel a part of the team!

Check out these shots and tweets!

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Anushka Sharma’s romantic fun Phillauri has wrapped! http://bollyspice.com/anushka-sharmas-romantic-fun-phillauri-has-wrapped/ Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:01:45 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=125591 Fox Star Studios and Anushka Sharma’s home production, Phillauri, has wrapped up its shoot. Shot extensively in the picturesque and colorful state of Punjab, the film stars Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehreen Pirzada and Anushka Sharma. The shoot had begun on Baisakhi earlier this year. Co-produced by Clean Slate Films (Anushka’s production banner with brother Karnesh Sharma) and Fox Star Studios, Phillauri is a fun-filled romantic Hindi film set in Phillaur, Punjab. Directed by debutant Anshai Lal and written by Anvita Dutt, the film has a unique premise – it took almost 100 years, a crazy Punjabi wedding and rank

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phillauri prFox Star Studios and Anushka Sharma’s home production, Phillauri, has wrapped up its shoot. Shot extensively in the picturesque and colorful state of Punjab, the film stars Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehreen Pirzada and Anushka Sharma. The shoot had begun on Baisakhi earlier this year.

Co-produced by Clean Slate Films (Anushka’s production banner with brother Karnesh Sharma) and Fox Star Studios, Phillauri is a fun-filled romantic Hindi film set in Phillaur, Punjab. Directed by debutant Anshai Lal and written by Anvita Dutt, the film has a unique premise – it took almost 100 years, a crazy Punjabi wedding and rank strangers to complete this love story.

Talking about the film Anushka told PTI earlier, “Phillauri has got shades of drama, craziness and really interesting characters. It is romantic, fun and at the same time very intriguing.”

Announcing that the film’s final scene was canned, the actress wrote on Instagram and Twitter, “Film wrap for #Phillauri! Thank U everyone who worked on our 2nd production with so much love. It’s a happy-sad feeling.”

Speaking from the film’s set, Karnesh Sharma (of Clean Slate Films) said, “We have completed an exciting, at times exhausting yet fun shoot. We shot through the Punjab summer and explored some beautiful locations. Phillauri will now begin its post-production in Mumbai, and we are looking forward to the process.”

Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios said, “Phillauri is a story that has its heart in the right place. It has a lot of fun, superb music and loads of desi color. Phillauri is a very special film for us. It is an entertaining film with a lot of soul that will touch everyone’s heart.”

Stay tuned for more!

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