Bollywood Stars

“Hrithik can be quite dry and sarcastic” – Kalki

Written by on August 2nd, 2010

Occupying a unique position in Hindi film, Kalki Koechlin’s ethereal, fine grained demeanour masks an interior that is intrinsically Indian. Born in Pondicherry to follower of Sri Aurobindo parents, the actor parallels her namesake Lord Kalki, who it is said will emerge from spiritual devotees hidden in a small village. The 27-year-old has managed the […]

“Abhay is the Colin Firth of India in Aisha”- Rajshree Ojha

Written by on August 2nd, 2010

Besides loving Hindi films and music, I also love Jane Austen books and films. I have re-read my copies over and over and I own every film adaptation of her books. In fact, it was a Bollywoodized version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that started me on my Hindi film journey, which led me […]

Welcome to Bollywood: Luv Sinha

Written by on July 28th, 2010

I wrote him off. He knows this. But this didn’t stop the incredibly smart Luv Sinha from agreeing to an interview with BollySpice. And after he blatantly told me he read my review, he was then more than accommodating when I asked him to be the first in a series of interviews that would highlight […]

“The costumes, the production design and the performances of Aisha are of international standards”- Anil Kapoor

Written by on July 28th, 2010

At a global level Anil Kapoor is undoubtedly one of the most recognized figures in the Indian film industry. From the Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire to an acclaimed performance in US television series 24, after three decades of fame as a Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor has attained what very few Hindi film stars manage […]

“I prefer Rahman the composer rather than Rahman the singer.” – A R Rahman

Written by on July 22nd, 2010

Good journalists know the golden rule of interviewing a celebrity- avoid the later interview slots. The celeb may be exhausted and uninterested or worse, cancel the interview. Hence, it was a bit unnerving when I had the last slot to interview the musical genius of this century. AR Rahman – known as the Mozart of […]

“Onir is an institution” – Sundeep Malani

Written by on July 6th, 2010

Sundeep Malani is a well-known director down South and just about to break into Hindi films. However, that doesn’t stop the actor-writer-director-choreographer – yes, he is multi-talented – from having lots to say about his line of work. In the near future, the Malani’s script Hello India starring Akshay Kumar and Udita Goswami will release. […]

“The concert tour is going to be a high-energy fun experience!” – Ehsaan

Written by on July 6th, 2010

North America, you are about to get a treat from the world of Hindi film music! The masters of the soundtrack Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, affectionately known as SEL, may be coming to a city near you. Starting July 17th in New Jersey, the trio are hitting the road and will be live in nine […]

“AGPS has changed a lot of our perception about the industry” – Ajay Singh

Written by on July 5th, 2010

With a new director comes a new hope. Hope to see a different kind of cinema. With a new name calling the shots behind the camera, we hope to see a new vision on screen. Director Ajay Singh’s debut with his upcoming short film “Avant Garde Pyathagoras Sharma” (AGPS) carries similar expectations. With his extensive […]

“India’s Got Talent showcases all the richness of Indian culture and tradition” – Kirron Kher

Written by on July 1st, 2010

Kirron Kher is one of the most respected actresses in Hindi cinema and you have seen her outstanding work in Devdas, Veer Zaara, Rang De Basanti, Fanaa, Kurbaan and Dostana to name just a few of her films. Besides acting, Mrs. Kher has also appeared on several television shows including the hugely popular India’s Got […]

“IHLS is a cheeky take on romantic comedies” – Imran Khan

Written by on June 29th, 2010

It is almost July and it seems with that comes a new Imran Khan movie! His first film, Jaane Tu Ya… Jaane Na released on July 4th, 2008, and then last year Luck released in July as well. This year it is the highly, highly, did I say highly, anticipated I Hate Luv Storys (IHLS), […]

“I Hate Luv Storys is a young, fresh, vibrant love story” – Punit Malhotra

Written by on June 27th, 2010

His first film as director is I Hate Luv Storys, one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2010. We are talking about Punit Malhotra, who not only took on directing but also wrote the script of the film that stars Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor. Though a newcomer to being at the helm, he […]

“I think audiences will love Imran and I together in I Hate Luv Storys” – Sonam Kapoor

Written by on June 27th, 2010

2010 is certainly the year of Sonam Kapoor, with not one but two films getting ready to release and both have got fans a buzzin’! In August, she will be seen in Aisha, a film based on the classic Jane Austen tale Emma. However, fans can get their Sonam fix sooner because her film, I […]

“A Film by Nikhil Advani” is an extremely dramatic and emotional piece. – Nikhil Advani

Written by on June 27th, 2010

His debut release was 2004’s poignant yet exuberant Kal Ho Naa Ho, which ranks easily as one of the foremost Bollywood films of the decade. Despite the sophomore slump of 2007’s Salaam-e-Ishq in domestic territories, the multi-starrer went on to become an overseas success story. With the much hyped and mixed reviewed Chandni Chowk to […]

“You are presuming I know who the real Abhishek Bachchan is”- Abhishek Bachchan

Written by on June 19th, 2010

In real life Abhishek Bachchan seems to have almost as many heads as Beera, his ten-headed character in Raavan. Abhishek, Abhi, AB, @juniorbachchan, one half of AbhiAsh, the actor goes by a multitude of monikers. From film sets in Mumbai to the IIFA awards, a BAFTA Q and A, to an Actor’s Masterclass, I have […]

“Raavan is a contemporary story and totally set in today’s time” – Mani Ratnam

Written by on June 18th, 2010

From Dil Se to Bombay, Roja to Guru, Mani Ratnam has acquired the reputation of being India’s foremost talent when it comes to making quality cinema. With an internationally recognized body of work, Ratnam is about to be honored with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award 2010 at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. […]

“Ash did her own stunts, which is why we offered to do ours” – Vikram

Written by on June 18th, 2010

The undisputed superstar of South Indian cinema Vikram has worked in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries for twenty years. The critically and commercially successful actor is now making headlines for his Hindi language debut in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan alongside Bollywood heavyweights Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. If that was not enough, he […]

3 Idiots Success Story Continues

Written by on June 17th, 2010

After having won almost every award there is to win, 3 Idiots continues to make waves around the world. Last week, on the 10th of June, the film was premiered at the Aruba International Film Festival. The premiere was attended by director Raj Kumar Hirani and the ‘two idiots’ Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. And I […]

Spotlight: Mani Ratnam

Written by on June 17th, 2010

In one of his interviews, when Mani Ratnam was asked which his favorite among all his movies was, he replied, “None, probably the next one”. MANI RATNAM. One name, so much associated with it. I’m not sure where to begin. A thousand thoughts swarm my mind. The man needs no introduction but undoubtedly, his cinematic […]

10 Best Dances of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Written by on June 16th, 2010

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s beauty was celebrated worldwide when she took the title of Miss World in 1994. Since that point, it seems, her entry into Bollywood was somewhat inevitable. Although throughout her career, the model-turned-actress has received much criticism to match the love and praise, her graceful dancing has always won the audience’s hearts. As […]

Friday Night Drinks with Akshay Kumar

Written by on June 13th, 2010

What is the perfect end to a balmy Friday evening in June? To wind down, drink in hand, with Akshay Kumar at a hotel in London and be one of the few people with the opportunity to get an exclusive glimpse of his upcoming film Khatta Meetha – all courtesy of Sterling Communication. I had […]

“I love it when I have to make people laugh” – Akshay Kumar

Written by on June 12th, 2010

When BollySpice was invited to an exclusive soiree and conversation with Akshay Kumar in a central London five star hotel, it did not take long for us to cancel all other plans and head on over. In a freewheeling chat the Bollywood superstar spoke in detail on everything from his forthcoming film Khatta Meetha, to […]

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