Bollywood News

July 31

Holidaying Preity Zinta had 'no clue' about Salman Khan tapes

Preity Zinta is back in Mumbai after holidaying in Italy, and she says she has just come to know about the Salman Khan tapes. Preity says she lost her phone while on holiday, and "forget any member of the press, I haven't been able to connect (even) with my family... I have no clue about what is happening here". She says her brothe

No Mallika Sherawat in Govind Menon’s next

Here’s one development that will catch you by surprise! Govind Menon, who launched Mallika Sherawat in Khwahish and repeated her in Kis Kis Ki Kismat and Bachke Rehna Re Baba, has decided not to work with the actor in his next film, at least. “Please don’t look for controversies,” Menon laughs aloud, but gets serio

July 28

Stars stuck in rain

Tuesday morning and the Heavens opened up. It rained like it’s never rained before in the Bollywood capital of the world. And it crippled the city. Airports were shut, trains came to a halt, people came onto the flooded roads in multitudes, wet and bewildered. Cars still line the streets and water still reaches chin levels in parts of the

July 27

Peshawar cousins await Shahrukh Khan's arrival

Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan's cousins are eagerly awaiting his arrival to his ancestral home in Peshawar. The Dawn quoted Khan's first cousin Mansoor Ahmad as saying that Shahrukh has personally wished to visit Peshawar even if he came to Pakistan for just a single day, adding that Shah Rukh loved Peshawar because he had his roots he

July 25

Mohit Ahlawat to play Jai in Ram Gopal Varma's Sholay remake

When Sholay producer G.P. Sippy read about Ram Gopal Varma's plans to remake the classic, he made a trip to the talented director's office, hugged him and said he was sure Ramu would do full justice to the film. "It was a very moving moment. Almost as moving as when (Shiv Sena supremo) Bal Thackeray hugged me after Sarkar for capturing his life

Katrina Kaif's voice dubbed again

Katrina Kaif will have two releases in as many weeks and Akshay Kumar, who starts with her in Raj Kanwar's Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, thinks she's shaping up to be a "major heroine". But Katrina's relatively small walk-on part in Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar and her full-fledged part in David Dhawan's Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya have one thing in commo

July 23

I dislike talking about my personal life: Ayesha Takia

Her CV doesn't scream Bhansali, Johar or Chopra yet Bollywood likes Ayesha Takia, thankfully so. On a sunny noon, we caught this fringe face horsing around on the sets of Sujoy Ghosh's Home Delivery and pinned the 'all-smiles' star for a chat on the kind of guys she likes. We enter into boyzone and ditto her performances, Ayesha doesn't disappoint

July 20

I'm still dating Ness Wadia: Preity Zinta

Globetrotting, shooting and dating business tycoon Ness Wadia, Bollywood's chirpiest female superstar Preity Zinta says she has never been happier. "I'm seeing Ness Wadia. But I'm not seeing much of him," complains Preity good-naturedly. Preity is jet-lagging big time. She's also fuming with her mobile company for allegedly giving out

The perfect Zeenat

The envelope is sealed and the word is out. The moment Farhan declared intentions of re-making the magnum opus, feelers flooded in for the role of female lead. If Javed Akhtar's Don had the Badshah of 70's play the diabolical character, it was the shehenshah of the 90s, Shahrukh Khan, who is going to kiss guns this time around. A cult was b

July 18

Anil Kapoor's dream meeting with Nelson Mandela

On July 13, when Anil Kapoor was shooting in Johannesburg for his home production, Gandhi My Father (directed by Feroze Khan), the actor met South African leader Nelson Mandela. Here is an account of Anil’s experience with the man he describes as being, “A great human being and a living saint. We actors get bored and lonely shoot

Don't punish my film: David Dhawan

David Dhawan, the king of comedy, doesn't have much to laugh about right now. Protests against actor Salman Khan for alleged underworld links are threatening the prospects of the director's new film. "Until Wednesday we were all charged and excited about Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya (MPKK). Suddenly this thing flared up...From where

July 17

Aishwarya Rai speaks up, plays down rift with Salman Khan

"I've nothing to say about an association that ended for me a long time ago," says Aishwarya Rai, breaking her silence on a purported telephonic conversation with Salman Khan who reportedly said he knew underworld dons. "I cannot comment on any of the content in the tape or the ensuing debate and discussion. The matter has been taken over

“Hrithik is a good actor; he is my son, so why should I take someone else?

Cuddly looking alien, bulging biceps, flexi jigs, Jordan like shots on the basket ball court and some unbeatable innocence…summed up to be 2003 blockbuster Koi Mil Gaya. Three years after the Roshans created this Jadoo…its sequel Krrish with astounding action, fresh pairing and spell bounding looks, will be relea

July 15

I am getting meaty roles: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra has sought to clear the air over her role in Rohan Sippy's Bluff Master, saying she was unaware Aishwarya Rai had been offered the part. Priyanka also said that she tried to speak to Aishwarya because she did not want the latter to feel she was trying to snatch her role. "I had no idea about Aishwarya... Once I got

Salman's tapes create storm revealing his connections to underworld

Anti-Salman Khan protests today rocked many parts of the country, a day after an expose about his alleged links with the underworld, forcing several cinema halls to stop screening his film 'Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya' on the first day of its release. Activists of the BJP, VHP, Bajrang Dal and Trinamool Congress raised slogans, held demonstrations, tore

July 13

Esha Deol is having a ball

She has been a rebel child from the start. Hema Malini's elder daughter Esha Deol is quite a dynamo. The Scorpio, who has never followed the rules, grins with the glow of her success after Dhoom and Kaal. Now, in Anubhav Sinha's Dus, she whips up some more fun for herself. "It's an out-and-out fun film. All of us had a ball shooting Dus in Ca

July 12

“Pyare Mohan is an idiot!” - Sohail Khan

His was the least expected entry into Bollywood. Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, Krishna Cottage and Lakeer fell like ninepins but that's okay with Sohail Khan because Salman bhai declares, 'Mujhe Sohail ki filmein pasand hain'. The actor with a cool head and 'chilled-out' ways talks about his comic gamble as Katrina's lovable neighbor in David Dhawan's

Meet Akshay's herb doctor

Narendra Singh, Akshay Kumar’s make-up artiste for the last 15 years, is also a practicing Ayurvedic physician. Akshay doesn’t visit a doctor when he is ailing — back problem, stomach ache or head injury, Singh has successfully treated him for all maladies. Akki’s faith in his man is complete and Narendra accom

July 2

"My self-worth has returned" - Saif Ali Khan

Till a while ago, life was beautiful for Saif Ali Khan. His solo hero film, Hum Tum, was a hit, and his latest, Pareenita, is doing very well in multiplexes. "Parineeta is for my mom," Saif says. "I finally got to tap the Bengali side of me." Saif never had it better. But he never had it worse either. Even as he was grappling wit

July 1

“Shahrukh ne ladki ko chath se feka, kisi aur ne feka?”

Have an answer to that one? Well, this is Salman's question to the authorities who have called for a ban on onscreen smoking by actors. Salman looked pretty displaced when the question was shot to him during an interview, “Onscreen smoking allowed nahi hain? Accha..toh…TV pe smoking allowed hain?” he asked casually. His next

Mallika Sherawat spurned by Bhatt camp

The Bhatts have shown Mallika Sherawat the door. The decision was triggered off by the fact that Sherawat demanded an exorbitant fee for their forthcoming film Gangster, to be directed by Anurag Basu. Basu says that Mallika behaved as if she was doing them a favour by doing Gangster. “She showed a keen interest in the fil