Bollywood Stars

Top 10 Newcomers of 2008

Written by on January 2nd, 2009

Each year a new batch of actors and actresses try and make their mark in the halls of Hindi filmdom. Though some go unnoticed, each year there are some performances that stand out and you know you are seeing the start of a something special: an actor or actress who is destined to be a […]

Bollywood’s New Years’ Resolutions for 2009

Written by on December 31st, 2008

Alas, things can’t always be perfect. As BollySpice takes you through the best of 2008 over the next week or so in our annual New Year’s series, we must also take into account those that have some serious planning to do for the New Year. In this article we highlight the personalities of tinsel town […]

“I wouldn’t die for work” – Sugandha Garg

Written by on December 29th, 2008

She is one newcomer of this year that simply can’t be missed. Despite being part of a of cast of many emerging young artists, Sugandha Garg definitely managed to demand your attention and appreciation in this year’s blockbuster Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na as the vibrant and bubbly Shaleen. Now with a determined frame of […]

“2009 belongs to Aamir Khan” predicts numerologist Niraj Mancchanda

Written by on December 29th, 2008

Numeroloigst Niraj Mancchanda gives us his predictions for some of the biggest stars in Bollywood for 2009 including Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan. According to Niraj, 2009 is going to be Aamir’s year! Read on to find out what is in store for your favorite stars! […]

“I’m still waiting for a song, which I can call my best!” – Sowmya Raoh

Written by on December 14th, 2008

She’s blessed with a voice that has such a distinct quality you know it the moment you hear it. Gracing both the south and north with her golden voice, Sowmya Raoh has definitely made a special place for herself in the competitive field of music. With the talents of composers such as Sandeep Chowta supporting […]

“Comic dramas like OSO also come naturally to me”- Mayur Puri

Written by on December 8th, 2008

“Aaj is baat ka bhi yakeen ho gaya, ki hamari filmmon ki tarah hamari zindagi mein bhi end tak sab kuch theek hi ho jata hain, happies ending, aur agar theek na ho to woh ‘the end’ nahin, picture abhi baki hain mere dost, picture abhi baki hain.” (Om Shanti Om, 2007) You probably know […]

“I loved directing each and every actor I worked with!” – Dibakar Banerjee

Written by on December 6th, 2008

His first film, Khosla Ka Ghosla was a hit with audiences and critics and showcased the director’s talent for telling a wonderful story filled with drama, comedy and much more. For his second film, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Dibakar Banerjee not only took on the director mantle, he also crafted the script along with Urmi […]

“I want to play a role which is just written for me.” – Chitrashi Rawat

Written by on December 5th, 2008

Chitrashi Rawat is now a household name. She debuted in the 2007 blockbuster Chak De India where she played the small town, feisty, young hockey player. This year we saw her in a minor but pivotal role in Fashion where she played a tapori fashion coordinator and her performance really stood out! A national hockey […]

“Sorry Bhai! is a very sweet film, but its characters are spunky”-Shabana Azmi

Written by on November 27th, 2008

If you asked Shabana Azmi for a copy of her resume, it would include an enormous array of achievements: film, theatre, and television actress; a member of one of India’s most talented families; wife to India’s favorite poet; step-mom to one of Hindi cinema’s coolest film directors and social activist. This may explain why Time […]

“Sorry Bhai is a clean, fun and romantic film with an interesting twist.” -Sanjay Suri

Written by on November 25th, 2008

Sanjay Suri’s debut was the 1999 film Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi. While the movie failed to impress at the box office, his role was greatly appreciated. However, Suri truly made his presence known when he signed more seasoned roles where he played a variety characters in movies such as the comedy Jhankaar Beats followed by […]

“Long way to go yet, this is just the beginning.”- Prity Bhutani

Written by on November 25th, 2008

Prity Bhutani is your typical girl next door who worked her way up from smaller movies such as Jaani Dushman and Ladies Tailor to this year’s Diwali release Golmaal Returns. She worked her way up without the help of any “godfather” figure or coming from a filmy family. Her successes are hers to own and […]

“When I watch this film I feel good about it.”- Onir Anirban

Written by on November 23rd, 2008

He was in the film industry for ten years before Onir Anirban realised his dream of becoming a director. Onir’s first film, My Brother Nikhil was critically acclaimed and introduced Bollywood to a new vision in cinema. One review said, “While analyzing My Brother Nikhil, one comes across many notions and nuances of filmmaking. Onir […]

Gaurav Dayal on the music of Sorry Bhai and more!

Written by on November 23rd, 2008

Gaurav Dayal may not be one of the names you associate with Hindi film soundtracks but just wait and watch because soon you will. Only two albums old in the soundtrack trade, his newest work for Sorry Bhai! is getting rave reviews. As I said in my review, Gaurav composed tracks that were musically wonderful […]

“I wanted his eyes to say everything.” – Dev Patel

Written by on November 21st, 2008

If there is one actor to keep your eye on, it is Dev Patel. Dev began his career on the UK television show Skins, and his work on that show led him to the role of a lifetime: Jamal in Slumdog Millionaire. Audiences and critics the world over are raving about his performance and the […]

10 Salman Movies We Love!

Written by on November 21st, 2008

Salman Khan is like wine — he only gets better with time. A top actor and reigning in the film fraternity for a decade now, Khan is known for more than just shedding his shirt and making the ladies swoon. Sallu Bhai is known for his kind heart, generosity and abundant amount of controversies. With […]

“I would like to believe that the best is yet to come!”-Sangeeth Sivan

Written by on November 18th, 2008

Since the 90’s Sangeeth Sivan has been directing films in both the Malayalam and Hindi film industries. His first Bollywood film was 1997’s Zor and since then he has brought to the screen different stories in varied genres including drama, action, thriller and comedy. He is not only a fabulous director; he also is a […]

“Dasvidaniya is all about living life to its fullest” -Guneet Monga

Written by on November 13th, 2008

The producer of a film is many times the driving force behind the scenes but many of their names are not well known. We would like to introduce you to one of India’s up and coming producers: Guneet Monga. In addition to working in the Indian film industry, she has also been very active in […]

“There is always a little Neetu in my characters!” -Neetu Chandra

Written by on November 12th, 2008

She’s only a couple of years old in the industry but already has directors like Madhur Bhandarkar and Priyadarshan endorsing her filmography along with prestigious banners like UTV and Adlabs. Neetu Chandra has certainly arrived with a bang! She made her debut against two of the biggest hotties of the century, Akshay Kumar and John […]

“We jam in the studio and see what comes out!” -Ehsaan Noorani

Written by on November 11th, 2008

As part of the award-winning trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Ehsaan Noorani has composed some of the biggest hits in Hindi soundtracks. You have heard his work on Dil Chata Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho, Bunty aur Babli and Taare Zameen Par to name just a few. Ehsaan is known as the most energetic of the group and […]

Star Names and Their Meanings

Written by on November 7th, 2008

Everyone remembers the Raj and Simran craze that took over the desi world post DDLJ. Every other child was named after the mischievous Raj and obedient Simran. Then many moons later, Hrithik Roshan lit up the screens with his chiseled Greek god looks, and baby boys all over were named after him. It has almost […]

“My performance really stood out, thanks to Madhur Sir” – Mugdha Godse

Written by on November 3rd, 2008

She made a splash on the runway and in the modeling world and now she has taken Bollywood by storm. Mugdha Godse, one of the biggest models in India, made her debut in a film all about her world but not as a model, as a full-fledged actress and she hit it out of the […]

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