Bollywood News

May 31

No gangster called me: Ram Gopal Varma

Filmmaker Ramgopal Varma has denied reports that Chhota Rajan called him to ask if the film D was based on the life of the mobster's archrival Dawood Ibrahim, who is the principal accused in the Mumbai terror blasts. Varma has also said rubbished reports that he was forced to give a preview of his film to a Rajan represen

Groom Hunting for Esha Deol!

Hema Malini could easily qualify as the coolest mom around. You would agree too if you heard what Esha had to say about the lissome lady. “I think this must be one of its cases where the mother encourages her daughter to go see guys” smiles Esha. “While most mothers keep tabs on where their daughter is going and who she is meeting, here i

May 30

Sunny and Dharmendra to star together

It is a casting coup of sorts for Vijayta Films. Actor-producer Sunny Deol is all set to launch a new film that will bring him and father Dharmendra together on screen once again. They earlier did Sunny, Kshatriya and Sultanat together. Though Sunny and the people at Vijayta Films are tight lipped about the project, sources

Why Amitabh didn't let Shah Rukh pay him...

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who refused to let Shahrukh Khan pay him for an appearance in Paheli, says certain bonds go beyond commercial considerations. He added that he did Black and Kaante too for emotional rather than monetary reasons. He defends his decision to act free of cost in Black by saying: "I knew I was d

May 29

''I wish I could be carefree as Bunty'' - Abhishek Bachchan

Were the disguises the fun part of Bunty Aur Babli? No, they were terrifying. These were different characters that I had to work out and some of the beards were very uncomfortable. I had the best fun with the broker from Agra. I got the idea of the disguises from the readings because Shaad was very clear what he wanted and

May 27

Karan Johar on a candid roll about the Shahrukh Khan fixation

He loves Shahrukh Khan and says so in complete candor. The sniggers, the snides…well, he isn't deaf to those. But he couldn't care less! “I need him more that he will ever need me!” “What is that people have against me working with my favorite actor?” asks an amused Karan Johar. The fact that h

May 26

Madhavan to become a father

There's a lot for Madhavan to smile about in the coming months. He turns 35 in June, has a Tamil and a Hindi release lined up in the summer and also becomes a father in August. "My wife Sarita and I are expecting our first baby," he announces proudly. "It's a big moment. We've waited long enough for it. I make sure that I spend as much time with her

When Salman Khan shot Shahrukh Khan…

This will sure qualify as the baap of all pranks. Check out how the actors fooled their dear director. Setting: 1995, Karan-Arjun shooting The prankster jodi: Salman and Shahrukh Bakra: Rakesh Roshan Suniel, Ajay and Akshay might be the official pranksters of the filmi jagat but the Khan clan isn't far behind for t

May 25

Renowned actor Sunil Dutt is dead

Veteran actor and Union Sports Minister Sunil Dutt died in Mumbai this morning, sending a wave of shock and grief in the film industry and political circles. Dutt, who was not well for the past four days, died in his sleep following a heart attack around 11:30 AM, family sources said. The 75-year-old Dutt, who had been in the public eye for the last five decades in

May 24

Bunty Aur Babli has everything going for it

It's one of the most talked-about films of the year. And Bunty Aur Babli is expected to continue Yashraj Films' unbroken spell of success at the box-office. The film, which will be released this Friday, is expected to have one of the best openings in recent times. To begin with, it's a Yashraj Film. "And that's reason enough for the trade to gir

“According to my sources, Salman was innocent…”

…this is Salman's screen mother talking. Guess who? A brownie jar for the one who gets it right! Nah, it isn't his Rajshri mother of many films Reema Lagoo nor is it Rakhee or Himani Shivpuri either. Bang your head against the wall and you still won't be able to hit the name. Give up? Okay, it's Beena Kak. Beena who? Beena Kak was the opposition Co

May 23

Abhishek Bachchan on first ever international performance

Abhishek Bachchan will be giving his first-ever international performance at the Samsung IIFA Awards, to be held in Amsterdam on June 11, 2005. Aby’s baby has also been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Yuva and is a nominee for the Samsung Style Icon award. Here, Abhishek talks about

May 22

I don't like Kareena in someone else's arms: Shahid Kapur

How does it feel to see the woman in your life with different partners every Friday? That too in wide-screen glory? Ask Shahid Kapur who is struggling to keep reel and real love apart. Shahid, who is dating teen heartthrob Kareena Kapoor, admits he's uncomfortable when his ladylove has to run around trees and romance

Paheli is a whim of mine: Shahrukh Khan

Much as Amol Palekar would like to hide it, the fact is his much talked-about Paheli is based on the same Rajasthani folk tale by Vijaydan Detha that avant-garde director Mani Kaul made as Duvidha in 1973. And producer Shahrukh Khan confirms this fact "Yes, Paheli is based on Vijaydan Detha's story. I had seen Mani Kaul's 'Duvidha' and liked the t

May 21

Bunty aur Babli will pass the test

Whoever thought Amitabh Bachchan would be lipsing a rapped song from Blazee? But here he is, dancing and singing to the cool tunes of ‘B n B’. The latest promo from Yash Raj Films of Bunty Aur Babli features Amitabh Bachchan acting hip while he tells us the story of “

There're no shortcuts in Naina: Urmila Matondkar

Naina comes under her classification of "superior cinema" and doesn't have a single careless shot, says an enthusiastic Urmila Matondkar about her recently released thriller. Urmila, who has essayed intense, different roles in Bhoot and Ek Hasina Thi, says Naina offered her a chance to play a part that no actress had done on the Indian screen.

May 20

Mallika Sherawat's Cannes act can't further Indian cinema

She Can(nes) do it...! Or so she would like to believe. Mallika Sherawat as India's representative at the Cannes film festival seems as improbable an idea as Saif Ali Khan representing us at a WWF tournament. There are some things that are meant to be. Like Aishwarya Rai's global impact, which currently reverberates from Cannes to Los An

Vivek Oberoi caught in confession corner!

'Subah ka bhoola agar sham ko laute toh use bhoola nahi kehte!' This somewhat describes the star who has is prone to what is commonly known as the 'foot-in-the-mouth' disease. Vivek Oberoi has been media meat for some time now. He said more, did less and most of what he said or did was misconstrued. Flak, flops and media fingering did him in.

“Where's the talent?” asks Karan Johar

We caught Karan Johar in an upbeat mood as we discuss his forthcoming glam-n-gylcerin offering, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna or KANK as he calls it fondly. “Well, we were to roll this June, because I intended to release it this year itself. But I don't see that happening. Now instead of June it will be September” Karan informs So yet anoth

May 14

Bachchan and Bachchan in Bunty Aur Babli

It's finally happening. Come on May 27 and the two Bachchans will share screen space in Bunty and Babli for the first time. "And we couldn't have had more fun making it happen," says Abhishek with a glint in his eyes. "I was petrified," Abhishek smiles at the memory of shooting with his dad. "Fortunat

Jackie will guard my body at Cannes: Mallika Sherawat

The Mallika-e-Husn has turned into a real princess. Mallika Sherawat plans to dazzle Cannes with jewellery worth Rs 4.5 crore and she will have her own martial arts superstar to help protect the treasure trove. With beauties like Aishwarya Rai, Nandita Das, Laetitia Casta and Salma Hayek as her competition at the most famous f

May 12

Shahrukh Khan uses might to cancel Sansui Awards

No one messes with Shah Rukh Khan. Or his family and friends. That’s the message SRK wants to send out. What started as a petty ego hassle between Khan’s good friend Karan Johar and wife Gauri with Rangita Nandy has ended with the cessation of one of the most prestigious awards in the country. Despite many apologies and peace offe

May 11

Is Kaal setting trend for shiver givers?

When debutant Soham Shah's film Kaal got an overwhelming opening, everyone said it had something to do with Karan Johar's marketing acumen. Well, now this supernatural thriller has sailed across the first weekend to become a sure-shot winner. Producer Karan Johar can't believe the departure from his patent style has paid such rich dividends. "Let's adm

May 9

A new riddle for Shahrukh Khan

Having backed a film by a non-mainstream director like Amol Palekar, is superstar Shahrukh Khan ready to contribute his mite to the cause of unconventional Hindi cinema? It is not often that a big-time crowd-puller joins forces with a steadfast purveyor of offbeat fare. Shahrukh Khan’s track record as a producer of non-formulaic f

Chingari: The spark in the life of a sex worker

Kalpna Lazmi is one of the top filmmakers of Bollywood. Her films are always based on the creativity of 'Woman'. She has the ability to reflect the women's lives under various situations. Her forthcoming film is 'Chingari. The movie stars Mithun Charkavarty and Sushmita Sen in the lead role. The movie is based on the life style of a sex worker. Sush is

May 8

Yes, prestigious projects on line: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra says at long last things have fallen into place for her, with several hit films under her belt and more plum assignments on the way. "It's true. There are talks for some really prestigious projects with some of the best directors. I feel as though everything has fallen into place for me when earlier things seemed to be goi

May 5

'I am not dating Abhishek Bachchan' - Rani Mukherjee

After Yuva, Veer-Zaara and Black, Rani Mukerji is being hailed as the queen of Bollywood. She has a blitz in store: Bunty Aur Babli, Paheli and Mangal Panday. Rani reveals all Tough journey "I've worked hard to get where I am. I didn’t have a launchpad like star kids do. I’ve learnt everything on the j

“Main Hoon Na wasn't a turning point for me” - Sushmita Sen

She can beat all the actors in the industry hollow when it comes to holding a conversation. The lady speaks her mind and what a mind it is…looking stunning in an ordinary Jeans - Jacket ensemble Sushmita Sen sure knows how to keep the atmosphere charged. Speaking exclusively for Main Aisa Hi Hoon, Sushmita is all geared up for an exciting year…h

May 4

Shahrukh Khan's most 'Colorful' event

A novel film deserves an equally novel music launch. And that's precisely what Shah Rukh Khan did when he launched the music of PAHELI amidst the Mumbai media on May 3 at Taj Lands End, Bandra. Although T-Series released the sampler cassettes on the occasion, the cassettes and CDs will officially hit the marquee on May 7 Incidentally, the music

May 3

Sunny bole, so nihaal...

Sporting a smart white shirt, denims and an attitude, Sunny Deol walks into the room. But the actor is nothing short of charming and diplomatic, except when it comes to defending the Deol clan. He is presently dubbing for his next release, Jo Bole So Nihaal, in which he plays Nihaal Singh, a funny Sardar cop who ends up in New York. A tête-à-tête

Aishwarya Rai Provoked into doing Mundhra film

Surprises have become a part of Aishwarya Rai’s personality. But this one would take even her close friends aback. Tonight, Aishwarya Rai is scheduled to fly off to London to shoot a major, hush-hush film. “Yes, it’s called Provoked,” she confirms. “I leave to shoot for a start-to-finish schedule in London, w

Preity Zinta is homesick

Having already spent a month in Melbourne, Bollywood star Preity Zinta says she is missing her mother and Mumbai city. "I'm going to be shooting here for so long I think I should just settle down in Australia!" chuckles Preity, who has been in Melbourne shooting for Yashraj production Salaam Namaste with Saif Ali Khan for over a month. "I

May 1

Vivek-Aishwarya marriage isn't happening now

What he thought was an innocuous TV interview has turned out to be a nightmare after Vivek Oberoi was quoted as saying he would marry his love Aishwarya Rai. And Vivek is seething with rage and indignation. A one-to-one with veteran journalist Prabhu Chawla on the programme "Seedhi Baat" on the Aaj Tak channel has stirred up mor