Bollywood Stars

“The story of Teen Patti is a metaphor for life” – Leena Yadav

Written by on February 22nd, 2010

For her second film Teen Patti, director Leena Yadav (Shabd) explores ‘mathematics, gambling, greed, youth, wisdom and most importantly choice’. As you can see, the story of Teen Patti is complex, but she says at its core, it is simply a human drama. If the intricate storyline was not enough to write as well as […]

“PR is not the key to success” – Sada

Written by on February 18th, 2010

She’s perhaps someone whom you can describe as the ‘dark horse’ of the tribe because her formula to success is rather different. Despite being quite a well known name down South, Sada prefers to remain quiet and focused. She chooses to emerge from the crowd solely on the basis of her talent and nothing else. […]

Gaurav Dayal talks about his new project ‘Classic Bollywood’

Written by on February 16th, 2010

Gaurav Dayal has composed for some of the best people in the Indian music scene. He worked with Jassi and wrote Mika’s hit album Gabru. In Bollywood, you have heard his fabulous compositions on soundtracks like Say Salaam India and the wonderful Sorry Bhai. Recently, the composer/producer worked with Wyclef Jean, JD, and Shakira on […]

“I was just hoping someone would recognize me as a good addition to the film” – Omi Vaidya.

Written by on February 16th, 2010

Omi Vaidya. An overnight star in India. Known for his work in Hollywood on several prominent sitcoms, it was his award winning performance as Chatur that made everyone in India sit up and take note of his name. Before the premiere of Rajkumar Hirani’s record breaking blockbuster 3 Idiots, he was an unknown, but the […]

“Click tries to explore the phenomena of spirits as they appear in photographs” – Sangeeth Sivan

Written by on February 15th, 2010

Director Sangeeth Sivan has something new to show you at the movies, but be prepared because it is not a follow-up to his funny Apna Sapna Money Money. No, in fact, the talented filmmaker has decided to turn his lens to the horror genre and is getting ready to scare you witless with Click. Starring […]

Karan Johar Spotlight

Written by on February 12th, 2010

Karan Johar may hail from a reputable film family but the director-producer has had to prove himself worthy of a place in Hindi cinema right from the get-go. It wasn’t as easy as being handed Dharma Productions on a silver platter, a production house put together by his father Yash Johar many years ago, the […]

“I feel love should be that little bit illogical.” – Kajol

Written by on February 10th, 2010

On a cold, muggy Friday morning, it is a pleasant surprise to meet Kajol, who was exactly the way I always pictured her in real life – fresh, bubbly and full of life. The raw Priya Chopra from Baazigar and the naive Simran Singh from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is now a classy well-spoken woman […]

“A movie runs because of the content, not the cast” – Parvin Dabbas

Written by on February 10th, 2010

Parvin Dabbas is quickly proving that he is the Jack of all trades by perhaps being the most unpredictable actor in the industry. He’s been all the talk since his not so mainstream debut in Monsoon Wedding, which got him more praises in the international market than at home! The actor continues to explore more […]

“It’s nothing I’ve done before and yet somewhere lies me in the film.” Karan Johar

Written by on February 9th, 2010

Being on Koffee with Karan was a bit different than what I thought it would be. Instead of Karan Johar grilling me with his famous rapid fire, it was I interviewing the ace director during his visit to London. He is promoting his latest film My Name is Khan (MNIK) all over the world. It’s […]

A look back at the SRK/Kajol jodi

Written by on February 9th, 2010

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. What can you say about a jodi who is just 5 films old, yet one of the most bankable jodi’s in Hindi cinema? A jodi that has not yet delivered a box office dud. A jodi that has produced some of Bollywood’s biggest hits – […]

“Striker has all the emotions life bestows in us” – Padmapriya

Written by on February 4th, 2010

New talent and fresh blood in a film always makes the film ten times more exciting, and the debut of the gorgeous Padmapriya gives you yet another reason to check out this Friday’s release, Chandan Arora’s Striker. The award winning actress finally is gracing Hindi cinema screens with a very unconventional debut that is a […]

“The Striker cast met expectations and even went beyond” – Chandan Arora

Written by on February 4th, 2010

He belongs to a new breed of makers for whom cinema is not just merely film making, but instead a process in which you get absolutely involved in the subject matter. Making a film for them is more than just organising a film and executing it, but instead believing 110% in what they’re bringing to […]

“Every song that appears in My Name is Khan has a very strong emotional connection to the story.” – Ehsaan

Written by on January 31st, 2010

If you are a Hindi music fan, then I am sure you have hummed or even sang along to his tunes. Ehsaan Noorani is one part of the master music director trio of Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy (SEL). SEL have composed some of the greatest songs in Hindi cinema, including our pick for best song […]

“Rann will connect to different people in different ways” – Ram Gopal Varma

Written by on January 27th, 2010

Ram Gopal Varma is universally acknowledged as one of the finest and most talented directors of Hindi cinema. With a keen eye, an ability to get something special from his actors, and a unique vision, the director has brought some fabulous films to the silver screen. He has covered a range of genres, and some […]

“I don’t believe in doing a solo lead in a film that no one watches” – Neetu Chandra

Written by on January 27th, 2010

Some call her a controversy queen, others call her a diva, some a fashionista, but we here at BollySpice call her a phenomenal artist. She’s only 4 years old into the industry but Neetu Chandra has gone from strength to strength and has made a mark for herself with no sugar daddy in the industry! […]

“I think anyone would jump on a role like this” – Riteish Deshmukh

Written by on January 25th, 2010

Sometimes you get all the time you need for an interview, and an abundance of riches, but other times you only get 5-10 minutes. But sometimes, even in that short time, you can get lucky and the interviewee will give some fabulous answers and that’s exactly what happened when we talked to Riteish Deshmukh. We […]

“When I step onto a set, I cease to be Gul” – Gul Panag

Written by on January 25th, 2010

Actress Gul Panag, who has only been in the industry since 2005, has made her mark in Hindi Cinema. Known for her versatility in becoming the character but also in changing her look for the role, she has appeared in Hello, Summer 2007, Dor, and Manorama Six Feet Under, to name a few. Each performance […]

Meet the Curry Smugglers

Written by on January 16th, 2010

Have you ever wanted to start listening to music podcasts but found that it was too difficult to pick through all the boring and irrelevant ones to find what you want? Well, look no further because Paresh and Sachin aka The Curry Smugglers are here to help! The two men run a desi music podcast […]

Best Comedians of 2009

Written by on January 13th, 2010

“I am thankful for laughter,” said veteran director, writer and comedian Woody Allen, “except when milk comes out of my nose.” And if he compared drama to a meal, Allen also said that comedy was the dessert — a meringue, all frothy and light as air. 2009 was a difficult year for those of us […]

Newcomers of 2009

Written by on January 8th, 2010

No matter what your opinion of the overall quality of 2009′s releases, there’s no question that the year heralded some notable first performances from a new crop of actors. Without further ado, here are BollySpice’s picks for Newcomers of 2009: Shazahn Padamsee – Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year Her debut might have been […]

Outstanding Directorial Debuts of 2009

Written by on January 8th, 2010

Bollywood is a treasure trove of controversies, mindless action, soulful stories, touching performances, too hard to handle emotions, amazing music and many fulfilled dreams and needless to mention, unlimited success. It is entirely up to the captain of the ship to look for his own treasure in that heap while he leads the ship and […]

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