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Top 10 Actors of 2008

Written by on January 21st, 2009

This has been a great year for actors with a range of star vehicles such as Jodhaa Akbar, Singh is Kinng, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Ghajini to work with — but perhaps more interestingly, a slew of movies with fascinating plots that allow real actors to express themselves such as A Wednesday, Maharathi […]

Top 10 Actresses of 2008

Written by on January 20th, 2009

At the end of every year, it’s strange to look back and see how the tide has turned. Actresses that were once at the top of their game have fallen down several notches while a fresh batch of promising newcomers has graced the industry. It’s been an extremely difficult cast to narrow down the best […]

Top 5 Jodis of 2008

Written by on January 20th, 2009

Couples that sizzle up your screen with their chemistry, love that makes your relationship look like a tragedy, and romance that makes you want to chuck your husband/boyfriend out because he’s an insensitive git. These are the filmi jodis of Bollywood! Though admittedly not a great year for Bollywood, 2008 brought forward many new, old […]

“Dev is obsessive, addictive, spoiled and stubborn” – Abhay Deol

Written by on January 18th, 2009

Since Abhay Deol first impressed the film world with Socha Na Tha, he has continued to make his mark with unique roles. We have seen him as Ankush in Ahista Ahista, a real hero in Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd, he played Nilesh in the comic thriller Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, he was drawn into […]

Best of Akshay Kumar

Written by on January 16th, 2009

“I have dabbled with action, romance, dance, emotion and comedy. I think I’ve done well in all. It’s important to keep doing something different and reinvent oneself to avoid stagnation from creeping in.” – Akshay Kumar Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, known to the Indian film audience as Akshay Kumar has starred in over 80 Hindi […]

“I have always dreamt of being a part of Bollywood”- Sada

Written by on January 9th, 2009

Gone are the days when heroines danced around trees and hid behind heroes in fight sequences. Today’s actresses are ready to take on the world of cinema one film at a time, and new entrant in Hindi cinema Sada is not any different. She proved herself unique and talented in a film industry (Tollywood) where […]

Most Improved Celebrities of 2008

Written by on January 4th, 2009

In an earlier article we provided a list of celebrities that have some major areas to work on if they want to be successful in the New Year. This time around we take the opposite approach and take a look at a few celebrities who have made great strides in their careers while giving solid […]

Top Controversies of 2008

Written by on January 2nd, 2009

Initially, I didn’t think there were too many controversies in 2008. However, after some brainstorming with the rest of the team, we realized that 2008 was full of controversies. So, BollySpice compiled a list of all the big and small, interesting and not-so interesting, juicy and boring hullabaloos that erupted from the Bollywood camp in […]

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 […]

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