Bollywood Stars

“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 […]

“This is one of the most complex characters that I have played so far” – Kangana Ranaut

Written by on November 1st, 2008

Kangana Ranaut is one of the best actresses working today in Bollywood; with only five films, she is already considered an A-list star. Kangana made her debut in Gangster and her performance earned her incredible critical acclaim. Woh Lamhe was also received very well and she wowed audiences in Life in a Metro. She is […]

Jesse Metcalfe on the Other End of the Line

Written by on October 30th, 2008

This Friday there will be a new jodi on the silver screen, but it is not two Bollywood actors. The Other End Of the Line stars Jesse Metcalfe and Shriya Saran, a Hollywood hunk and a Bollywood beauty. Many of you probably know Jesse from his days on Passions and his work on Desperate Housewives. […]

“The Other End of the Line is a shamelessly romantic story” – director James Dodson

Written by on October 30th, 2008

“Two Countries. Two Cultures. One Chance at Love” is the tag line for the new film The Other End of the Line that opens this Friday. It is not only a cross-cultural romance, but also a collaboration of Bollywood and Hollywood production studios (MGM, Hyde Park Entertainment and Adlabs!) and boasts a cast of American […]

“Priyanka, Kangana, Arbaaz, Arjan and Mugdha gave mind blowing performances” – Ram Mirchandani

Written by on October 27th, 2008

If there’s any production house that’s dominated Indian cinema this year it’s UTV Motion Pictures. For 2008, they have a 100% success ratio, with every single one of their films emerging an earner at the box office. Most importantly, all their films boast of excellent quality that continues to break boundaries in Bollywood. With excellent […]

Meet ‘Fashion’ Star Arjan Bajwa

Written by on October 26th, 2008

Arjan Bajwa may not be a name you know, but you will after this Wednesday. He is set to make his mark in the highly anticipated film Fashion, starring opposite Priyanka Chopra and under the direction Madhur Bhandarkar. Though still considered a newcomer, the handsome actor in fact debuted in the film Woh Tera Naa […]

“A great song is one, which touches your soul.”- Raghav Sachar

Written by on October 22nd, 2008

Raghav Sachar is one of the rising talents of the Indian music industry and it seems that there is no end to his versatility. He not only solely composes and arranges his songs, he also plays and sings on them as well. He made his debut in Hindi film music with Yash Raj Film’s Kabul […]

“I was…unsure of whether I wanted to act..” – Arya Menon

Written by on October 21st, 2008

She may have taken the back seat in a supporting role for Chak De India but Arya Menon is now ready to take the industry by storm. With a prominent regional cinema release slated for later this year, this newcomer is on a mission to steal your hearts very soon. BollySpice got up close and […]

“It is preposterous that our films should be censored!” – Shonali Bose

Written by on October 19th, 2008

Often times, one gets tired of eagerly waiting for big-budget flicks that fail to deliver what their excessive promotion promises. For this reason, it’s an extremely rare and wonderful experience when you come across a film that you don’t know much about only to find out that you are in store for a masterpiece. Such […]

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