Bollywood Stars

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 […]

We talk to Rish Oberoi – Owner of Paani Puri Clothing

Written by on January 4th, 2010

Let me start by sharing a story with you from the Paani Puri blog: “Paani Puri!? Clothing? A Clothing Company!? Really?!? That’s crazy! silly! and even goofy! YUP! that is the same reaction we’ve received every single day since 5:30am on April 20,2009. 5:30am!?! WHAT?? Yes, at 5:30am Rish Oberoi was watching Batman-The Dark Knight, […]

Top Scandals of 2009

Written by on January 4th, 2010

No other film industry does scandal quite like Bollywood. Whether it’s terrorism charges, misguided publicity stunts, or just family drama, Bollywood does scandal the way it does everything else – oversized and melodramatic. 2009 saw some of the usual suspects up to their old tricks (Salman and Sanjay never have a dull moment) and the […]

Best Tweets of 2009

Written by on January 4th, 2010

Twitter was everywhere this year! The social networking site is part message board and part blog, where you can “tweet” your thoughts, links, or pictures in 140 characters or less. What is so cool about Twitter is that it is democratic – anybody and everybody can use it! Bollywood celebrities love the Internet just as […]

Bollywood’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2010

Written by on January 1st, 2010

We all make them, we all mean to keep them but do we ever? In case you haven’t guessed, we are talking about New Year’s resolutions and since the world is turning to another year it is time to make those promises once again. We thought we would give some advice to those we feel […]

“Each song of 3 Idiots has been written from a state of mind of the youth.” – Shantanu Moitra

Written by on December 23rd, 2009

You have heard his work on the brilliant soundtracks of Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Parineeta, among others, plus some of those advertising jingles that go through your head are probably a product of composer Shantanu Moitra’s musical brain. On December 23rd you will see his tunes in action in Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots which […]

Christmas Presents for Bollywood Couples

Written by on December 19th, 2009

Christmas means presents and while our Bollywood couples never fail to come up with extravagant gifts for their significant others, ala Raj Kundra’s thirteen carat diamond ring for his new bride, Shilpa Shetty, we at BollySpice figured that this year, the stars may need some help. However, our suggestions are recession friendly and inexpensive. So […]

Bollywood’s Hottest Women

Written by on December 16th, 2009

The guys on the Bollywood Spice team were stunned by the revelation that none of them were included in the list when the girls produced their Bollywood’s fifteen hottest men article – and also amazed that it didn’t include the great Aamir Khan – but I guess we admire him for different reasons. So, how […]

Gen-X Bollywood

Written by on December 15th, 2009

Hindi cinema has a long line of outstanding actors that have graced the silver screen over the years. Whether it is looks, roles they have chosen or just that elusive “it”, there are some actors that are destined to be stars. With each new generation, there is a new crop of these “stars” and in […]

“Chance Pe Dance is somewhat based on Shahid’s life” – Ken Ghosh

Written by on December 13th, 2009

For his 3rd outing, director Ken Ghosh (Ishq Vishk, Fida) takes us into the world of dance. Chance Pe Dance follows the journey of Sameer who is trying to make it big as a dancer. At its heart, the film is about taking that ONE chance when life presents it to you. Once again Ken […]

“De Dana Dan is funnier, faster, and more flamboyant than ever” – Akshay Kumar

Written by on November 28th, 2009

De Dana Dan, which opens this weekend, is Akshay Kumar’s 5th release this year. While the other big heroes have cut back to one or two big films a year, Akshay has really earned the title, shared by singer James Brown, as the “the hardest working man in show business.” He’s come a long way […]

“Every time I have made a film, I have tried a new genre” – Vipul Shah

Written by on October 29th, 2009

Vipul Shah is a master filmmaker not only as a director, but also as a producer. His films have been loved by audiences and ventured on to become huge hits. He has directed some of the biggest stars in Hindi cinema including Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar – once or twice. From his […]

“London Dreams was the best shooting experience of my life and my career” – Asin

Written by on October 27th, 2009

If you are a fan of the movies from the Tamil and Telegu film industries, than it is certain that you know Asin Thottumkal‘s name. She has starred in some of the biggest films and opposite some of the biggest stars, and is considered one of the best. When she came to Bollywood, she didn’t […]

“I am absolutely open to trying out everything as long as it makes an interesting watch.” – Nakuul Mehta

Written by on October 24th, 2009

When an actor manages to impress and entertain despite a low box-office rating you know that his talent is something truly special. Nakuul Mehta is one such actor who simply flaunted his charm and sincerity on screen as Shekhar in Anil Devgan’s Haal E Dil and that was all it took for audiences to hanker […]

“Comedy is quite difficult to do” – Mugdha Godse

Written by on October 15th, 2009

In Fashion, her first film, Mugdha Godse wowed audiences and received great critical praise for her performance as Janet; with her naturalness on screen she proved herself to be an actress to watch out for. It didn’t take long for directors to come knocking on her door, and now she has two major projects ready […]

“I’ve always wanted to be a part of a really slick action thriller” – Aftab Shivdasani

Written by on October 8th, 2009

Aftab Shivdasani may have debuted as a young boy when he played one of the orphan children in Mr. India, but the actor has moved on at a rapid pace to gain himself a credible reputation in films. Known for his remarkable dancing and impressive comic timing, Aftab quickly rose to fame as an actor […]

“Playing a darker role is always more challenging and interesting.” Dino Morea

Written by on October 8th, 2009

He has got the looks, he has got the voice, and on top of all that he has the talent to excel in all kinds of different roles. Dino Morea has made us laugh, made us swoon (so many times), and thrilled us with his performances. Up next, the hot thespian is getting ready to […]

“I will always be very, very proud of Acid Factory.” – Manoj Bajpayee

Written by on October 6th, 2009

Though not generally seen as your conventional Bollywood hero, Manoj Bajpayee (formerly Bajpai) has played some great roles and makes an impression in every single character he portrays. Manoj looks for roles that really challenge him as an actor and only does one role at a time, so that he can fully commit to become […]

“Acid Factory really is a twisted, very, very action packed interesting thriller of a ride”- director Suparn Verma

Written by on October 5th, 2009

Sometimes when you interview stars and directors they only give you one line answers. More often it goes well and you get some great stuff, but then there are times when it goes really, really well and the interview turns into a conversation. You not only get answers to your questions, you get to add […]

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