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August 30

Bipasha: I'm tired of the sex symbol tag

There's a huge change happening in Bipasha Basu's career. No, it's got nothing to do with her love life. Bipasha has decided to turn a new leaf. "And that's strictly to do with my career," she laughs throatily, as only she can. "I'm tired of the sex symbol tag. When I came around with Jism it was the only film of its kind. And it

August 28

Shahrukh Khan live, in Delhi soon

After picking up the broom to clean Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan has consented to shake a leg in Delhi, for yet another cause. Come September 17, and the city will play host to this very special Delhiite. SRK will perform live for the first time in the Capital, for the cause of spreading awareness about the disabled and the importance

August 27

Will Iqbal prove a dark horse?

Put your hands together for this one. In a line, Iqbal deserves all the accolades. By any yardstick, this is Nagesh Kukunoor’s best yet — and that’s Hyderabad Blues, Rockford, Bollywood Calling and Teen Deewarein put together. But that’s not the only reason why Iqbal is special. By way of Shreyas Talpade, the film marks the birt

August 26

Neha Dhupia splits with boyfriend Bunty

Actress Neha Dhupia and boyfriend Bunty Sachdeva have split after going around for over a year. HitList caught up with the actress on the sets of Sanjay Khandari’s Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, a comic thriller, produced by Quartet Entertainment. It’s over Neha has never spoken out about her relationship with Bunty. “Yes,

August 23

Setbacks bring me closer to god: Sonu Nigam

Life has been somewhat bittersweet lately for playback singer Sonu Nigam, with a near escape in Kabul, reports of a souring marriage and a semi-hit album under his belt. In an interview, the popular singer talks candidly about his feelings -- and his newfound passion for yoga and spiritualism. Q: Your life seems to be in turmoil. A: W

August 21

Salman Khan to play Priyanka Chopra's husband

Pritish Nandy Communications has finalised the star cast for Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam, to be directed by Rituparno Ghosh. While Priyanka Chopra plays chhoti malkin (Meena Kumari’s role in the 1962 original, directed by Abrar Alvi), Salman Khan will play Rehman’s role of her husband, chhote babu, while John Abraham will play Guru Dutt

August 20

My Sholay is ready to roll: Ram Gopal Varma

A conversation with Ram Gopal Varma is a tad like watching one of his hi-octane films. He minces no words, counters every argument with a combative theory of his own, and throws quotable quotes at you faster than you can say Q. Show the man a spade and there's no way you can get him to call it a toothpick, no matter how desperately

August 17

Reports of 'illegitimate' child dog Aamir Khan

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, whose latest film "Mangal Pandey — The Rising" is making waves in India and abroad, came under fire on Wednesday over reports of an illegitimate child by British journalist Jessica Hines. A two-year-old rumour that Aamir has always denied came to dog the divorced 40-year-old actor as the Aaj Tak news channel

Subhash Ghai screens Iqbal for friends

Bollywood's most successful showman Subhash Ghai recently screend his soon-to-be-released film Iqbal for his friends and colleagues in the industry. Ghai has produced the film under the banner of Mukta Searchlight films. Written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, the film stars Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Shweta Prasad, Yat

August 14

Cine patriotism gets cash registers ringing

For Bollywood's dream merchants fables of nationalism almost always have sent cash registers ringing, the latest being "Mangal Pandey - The Rising" more than half a century after India achieved independence. This week witnessed the over-hyped release of the multimillion dollar production "Mangal Pandey" based on the country's first w

August 13

Rani Mukherjee's father Ram Mukherjee hospitalised

A pale but composed Rani Mukerji was spotted at the premiere of Mangal Pandey at Inox, Nariman Point, on Thursday night. The ever-professional Rani made an appearance on the big night with mother Krishna and brother Raja, despite her father, producer Ram Mukerji, being in ICU at Breach Candy hospital. Has had two bypasses

It's Barsaat again for Bobby Deol

Bollywood actor Bobby Deol is now all geared up to act in a fresh version of his debut film Barsaat. Deol joins up with Bollywood two beauties Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra in a love story, that reflects both romance, emotions and attachments. The actor believes that both the movies, his first and now this one are as different as chalk and chee

August 11

August 9

Bipasha Basu too tall for Emraan Hashmi

Bipasha Basu, who was approached for Vishesh Films’ Actress (tentative title), based on late actress Parveen Babi’s life and inspired by the HBO film, Gia, will be directed by Mohit Suri. Bipasha’s story is similar According to Suri, the script was narrated to Bipasha in absolute detail. Says Suri, “We wanted Bipas

August 7

Why 'The Rising' can't afford to fall

There is much that is going for Mangal Pandey - The Rising. The cast of the film is led by an actor (Aamir Khan) who is known to be a stickler for perfection. The script of Mangal Pandey has been written by a man (Farrukh Dhondy) who rarely (if you discount Kisna) delivers anything less than interesting. And the film has been helmed

August 5

Kapur versus Kapoor

It was a Friday opening for Kapur versus Kapoor — at the Delhi high court. In what could be the prelude to a long legal drama, actress Karisma Kapoor has been restrained from taking her and hubby Sunjay Kapur’s four-month-old daughter Samaira to the US. The order came during the hearing of a petition

August 2

John Abraham and Nana Patekar in yet another movie on male bonding

John Abraham seems to be very much at ease with films on male bonding. His chemistry with male co-stars appears much stronger than with the Bollywood queens. The latest film he does on male bonding is Ramesh Sippy's satirical caper Taxi Nau-Do-Gyarah, directed by Milan Luthria. "It is about a day in the life of two opposite natured people

I'm going very slow and steady: Amrita Rao

With three hits in less than two years, petite Amrita Rao has come to be known as a lucky mascot and she doesn't really mind the tag because it's a sign of the success that has come despite having no godfathers in the industry. The girl from campus capers like "Main Hoon Na" and "Ishq Vishq" and the rather bawdy comedy "Masti" says she is scared of bein