Bollywood News

February 27

50th Filmfare Awards' Results

A summary of 2004's winners of Filmfare Awards. Filmfare Awards Tally categorized by Movies: Yuva (6) Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Abhishek Bachchan Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Rani Mukherjee Best Movie Critics - Mani Ratnam Best Screenplay

February 26

Filmfare Award for Shahrukh and Rani

Nostalgia walked hand-in-hand with contemporaneity as India's oldest and most coveted cinema awards celebrated their 50th year in a glittering ceremony at the MMRDA grounds here on Saturday. Golden was the hue of the evening — a specially crafted gold trophy, retro performances by top stars and anchoring peppered with anecdotes and trivia from a misty past.

February 23

Bollywood DVD fraudster is jailed

Jayanti Amarishi Buhecha from Cambridge was found guilty of two trademark offences last month, and sentenced at Harrow Crown Court, London, on Tuesday. Buhecha, who made £26,000 per month from his illegal trade, was called "one of the biggest Bollywood pirates in the UK" by the sentencing judge. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) worked for two years on the case. 'Heavy penalty' An operation was launched against Buhecha in 2002 after complaints

Switzerland bets on Bollywood to lure Indian tourists

Switzerland is betting on Bollywood to lure more Indian tourists who are drawn by its picturesque locales that form the backdrop of many a blockbuster. "We plan to have more and more Hindi movies shot in Switzerland and, in turn, showcase and sell the magnificent holiday destinations that we have there," said Federico Sommaruga, director (emerging markets) of Switzerland Tourism. "The backgrounds that are used in films become dream locations for a large number of Indians. Bollywo

February 20

Lara and Bipasha steam up Koffee with Karan!

Karan sure likes his coffee hot! And the celeb anchor has got a double doze of caffeine for viewers tonight when Bipasha Basu & Lara Dutta set the couch on fire. The conversation gets real peppy when Karan gets the gorgeous gals to gab about their 'hot' labels, their love interests- John and Kelly and the common bone of contention- Amisha Patel!

Big B plans a mega ABCL revival

Big B seems to be leading AB Corp's revival with elan. The company is positioned to release three films in 2005. These are Viruddh , Family and Antarmahal . AB Corp is also "close" to finalising its maiden overseas co-production deal with UK's Inspired Movies. Interestingly, it is panning out and launching its first stage-pl

Dino: 'No more pairing with Bipasha'

He's the leading man of one of this millennium's biggest grossers, but Raaz didn't really help Dino Morea as much as his leading lady Bipasha Basu. And now three years later, the two are back together in a psycho-thriller. "Audiences had better rush to see Chehra . It will be my last film with Bipasha, I promise you. I

February 18

Whirlpool signs Ajay, Kajol

Whirlpool India has signed Bollywood couple Kajol and Ajay Devgan as its brand ambassadors for a period of two years. The company has laid out aggressive plans to launch new products in Air Conditioners and Microwaves categories this season. "We have signed both Kajol and Ajay Devgan but we don't look at them as celebrities a

February 16

Rakesh Roshan: Numerology fanatic

It’s a known fact that the members of the film fraternity are highly superstitious lot. And producer-director Rakesh Roshan is one among scores of industry hopefuls taking advice from film distributor and numerologist Niraj Mancchanda - his next film titled Krrish is assured to become a sure fire box office success. "Rakesh Roshan came up with three titl

February 13

Brief history on couples in the past and present!

For all, who are interested of the link-ups and gossips here's history of our favorite stars in Bollywood, especially for you on Valentine's Day 1. Aishwarya Rai - first was heard liking Salman Khan but after his threatens and scary acts she decided to say goodbye to him. Later, she began seeing Vivek Oberoi and she still is.

Aishwarya Rai breaks the rule!

The premiere of the much-awaited movie of 2005, Black was held at IMAX Adlabs in Mumbai on the night of February 3rd 2005, just before the release of ‘Black’. An interesting thing about this premiere was that the color code of the event was, no marks for guessing, black. The entire cast and crew of the film was present at the pre

February 11

Namrata Shirodkar married

Actress Namrata Shirodkar has finally tied the nuptial knot. And the man in question is none other than the man with whom Namrata had been constantly linked -Mahesh Babu. The duo tied the knot at the J W Marriot in Mumbai yesterday. Namrata had repeatedly denied any linkup with the south star whenever questioned by the media and her marria

February 10

Acting is my priority now: Javed Jaffery

He started with rock 'n' roll, went on to become a successful anchor, mimicry artist and stage presenter. Javed Jaffery now wants to concentrate on acting in Bollywood. "I am more interested in doing movies that offer meaningful roles at this point of my career. Movies are going to be my priority now," says Javed, son of yesteryear comedian

SRK, Big B and Preity on National Geographic

The last time you saw Akshay Kumar guiding you towards a martial art tour throughout the world on the National Geographic Channel. And now it's Shahrukh Khan who will lead you to a trip to Bollywood in the February issue of National Geographic Magazine. The Washington based magazine has been a collector's item

Aishwarya Rai on the Oprah Winfrey show

Actress Aishwarya Rai is going places. In literal sense! If not in terms of the box-office performance of her films then at least in her international appeal. The gorgeous actress will soon make an appearance on the renowned Oprah Winfrey show. Incidentally Aishwarya is the first Indian actress to feature on the popular TV show. This is a part o

February 9

Ajay–Esha: Not in love!

In Bollywood the stigma attached to the actors dating a co-star have always dogged their personal lives. And it is by and large fuelled by the long hours spend together, close proximity and steamy love scenes. Be it Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha, Dharmendra-Meena Kumari, Rajesh Khanna-Tina Munim or Shahrukh Khan-Juhi Chawla &

February 6

Veer-Zaara Collectors Double DVD Pack

The wait is finally over! Yash Raj Films is releasing the Veer-Zaara DVD around February 14th 2005, Valentine’s Day. It’s a treat for the movie lovers out there and even better, a perfect gift for all valentine couples. The DVD consists of a two-CD set. The first CD contains 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation with optional subtitles in

Shahrukh Khan – most searched personality

The Baadshah has lived up to his name. Yes, we’re talking about Shahrukh Khan. Besides being a renowned personality on the big screen, he has also earned himself a name in the Internet world. The MSN survey of the ‘MSN Search Personality of 2004’ revealed that Shahrukh Khan is the most searched personality on the web. MS

February 4

Bachchans exert a pull on Ash

By now everyone knows how fond father Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek are of Aishwarya Rai. While Abhishek has worked in a couple of films with her where they played the romantic leads (Dhai Akshar Prem Ke and Kuch Na Kaho), the senior Bachchan laments that so far Aishwarya and he have only been paired as siblings

Preity Zinta is dating Ness Wadia

Actress Preity Zinta who has just celebrated her birthday with her friends on January 31st, says that she has entered a new phase in life. Yes, she survived the recent Colombo blast involving several of her star colleagues, to lead a happy life. She has now got her lovebird in a business tycoon, Ness Wadia. He is the deputy-managing director of the famous

February 2

Akbar-Jodha: Gowariker's next film

Novelty is the director's forte. For all those, wondering if the lukewarm response to Swades has dampened his spirits, Ashutosh Gowariker's next film is going to be huge historical epic about the romance between Mughal king Akbar and his Rajput wife Jodhabai. So far no Bollywood director made any effort to make a film

Karan Johar signs Abhishek

Bollywood director Karan Johar has signed Abhishek Bachchan for his next film. After waiting through two movies, Abhishek will have the chance to star in Johar's third directorial venture. In the yet-to-be-titled film, Abhishek has one of the lead roles, with the other going to a Johar favourite - Shahrukh Khan. Abhi

February 1

'Life's working out finally' Sushmita Sen

At her beachhouse apartment, she's catching up on the TV news while her daughter sleeps on her lap. Sushmita Sen's home is totally refurbished since she needs space for Renee. She talks about her birthday bash. "I can't believe I'm 26," she booms... which entices my first question: Is that why you want to settle down? Seems you're

Big B launches website for tsunami victims

Mega star Amitabh Bachchan and his actor son Abhishek launched a website to raise funds for tsunami victims at the Film City here on Tuesday. The `HELP Telethon Concert website', that could be accessed at www.Helptelethon.Org, is an initiative of the Film and Television Producers' Guild, multiple channel and leading event management compan