Bollywood News

September 30

Celina Jaitley hires personal security guard

After her traumatic stalker experience in Mauritius recently, actress Celina Jaitley has resorted to personal security measures in a bid to keep such incidents at bay in the future. The actress, who lives alone in Mumbai, has hired a sturdy personal security guard to accompany her around the clock. It’s been three weeks now and Jaitl

September 27

Adnan Sami's secret woman

Singer and music director Adnan Sami is in love. It happened during his super-successful tour of the US, Canada and UK. Adnan even had to undergo a painful knee operation in London around the same time. Luckily for him, his sweetheart was there to console him and hold his hand. That wonderful feeling “Yes, I am in love,R

September 26

Shahrukh Khan's Paheli is India's entry to Oscars

The Hindi feature film Paheli directed by Amol Palekar has been selected as India's entry in the foreign films category at the Oscars. A 10-member jury, headed by noted filmmaker Vinod Pandey, made the selection after week-long deliberations, Secretary of Film Federation of India Supran Sena said. "I'm happy at the nomination of the film for the

September 24

Manoj Bajpai to probe Muslim psyche

Manoj Bajpai, who ranks among Bollywood's most accomplished actors, hasn't had a box office hit in quite a while. But, then, was he ever in the race to be your average commercial Hindi movie star? "I have cut down appreciably on my acting assignments," he says. "I have developed the patience to wait for scripts that have substance. And that's a

September 23

Shahrukh Khan: People think I am effeminate

Actor Shah Rukh Khan on his career, his sexuality and his supposed fall-out with the Yash Chopra camp Actor Shah Rukh Khan does everything with panache. But the recent ad campaign for a beauty soap, which always used Bollywood heroines as models, has also led to a fresh round of rumours. And SRK is aware of the bu

September 21

J. P. Dutta awaits Aishwarya Rai's return

Aishwarya Rai has been shooting non-stop for her first full-fledged English film The Last Legion in Tunisia, as director J.P. Dutta waits for her return next month to start shooting for Umrao Jaan. But there seems to be a bit of problem there. Ash won't be back in time to start Umrao Jaan on schedule. Says Dutta: "It is not her fau

Lara Dutta is the new Pantene girl

Lara Dutta has become the new brand ambassadress for Procter & Gamble’s shampoo, New Pantene with Goodness of Coconut Oil. Lara joins Pantene’s league of global celebs like Hollywood stars Kirsty Alley, Rachel Hunter, Liv Tyler, Angie Everhart and Kelly Lebrock, among others. In India, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Shilpa Shetty, Sonal

September 20

Saif Ali Khan to do Abbas-Mustan's next

Saif Ali Khan has been finalised for the next Tips film, to be directed by Abbas-Mustan. The film, which is untitled, will have two heroes and three heroines. Said Ramesh Taurani of Tips, “Saif suited the role and we haven’t signed him going by his recent success. After Fida, we have taken our time choosing the right story, and are r

Chocolate not bitter anymore!

Denying reports of differences with Tanushree Dutta, the leading lady in his directorial debut Chocolate, Vivek Agnihotri says they are "absolutely ridiculous". "It's absolutely ridiculous. Tanushree is like a young member of my family. I have given her the first break. My wife Pallavi has groomed her. I feel very protectiv

September 17

Aishwarya Rai to slip into a bikini in Dhoom 2

"She'll look unlike anything anyone has seen before", promises director Sanjay Gadhvi. After giving Esha Deol a complete makeover in Dhoom, director Sanjay Gadhvi is set to create a spectacle with Aishwarya Rai, by changing her on-screen image. According to our sources, Aishwarya Rai has

September 16

Dino Morea to open new nightclub in Worli

After the popular Crêpe Station in Bandra, Dino Morea is on to his next business venture — a new nightclub — in partnership with friend Ketan Kadam. Confirms Dino, “Yes, I am opening another lounge-cum-nightclub with Ketan, in Worli. Right now we are doing up the interiors and plan to open it around November. We are searching

September 15

Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Yagna is now Eklavya

Probably as a tribute to his long-standing admiration for the mighty Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has decided to rename his film Yagna as Eklavya, the role played by the ageing superstar. Right after completing the initial stint for Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvidaa Na Kehna, AB flew to Rajasthan to plunge into Eklavya

September 14

Hrithik Roshan is going to be a father

Five years after he got married, Hrithik Roshan is on the way to becoming a proud daddy — wife Susanne is expecting their first child in April 2006. Confirms a beaming Rakesh Roshan from Singapore, where he is shooting for Krrish, “Yes, it is true. Hrithik is becoming a daddy. Pinky (Hrithik’

September 13

'Home Delivery' to have 21 songs

At a time when song-less films have become the order of the day, Sujoy Ghosh's "Home Delivery" is set to establish a completely opposite trend with a record number of 21 songs in the film. The songs are tuned to music by Vishal-Shekhar. "I haven't really kept track of the number of songs but I guess ther

September 11

Dino Morea: In this industry, it's about luck and timing.

The black vest and fitted jeans show off the toned physique to perfection. Dino Morea, once a super model and now an actor with middling success, looks ready to take on the world in spite of the rough patch he has been through. Sitting in his make-up van before his next shot for Pooja Bhatt's Holiday, the star, whose last hit came with the super

September 10

Zayed Khan readies for his shaadi

In two months’ time, Zayed Khan will marry the woman of his dreams, Malaika Parekh. The sangeet ceremony will take place on November 19, followed by the wedding on November 20, and a family party at his father’s Golden Palms Resort and Spa in Bangalore (where Hrithik Roshan married Suzzane). Zayed talks to hitList

Abhishek Bachchan: I'm sorry for Karisma

Karisma Kapoor's marriage blues are affecting Abhishek Bachchan too. While the two may have parted ways long ago, that doesn't stop Small B from feeling sorry for his former ladylove. "I am extremely hurt because of the recent developments in Karisma's life. Although I a

September 9

Twinkle Khanna bags Elle design award

Tuesday night saw a beaming Dimple Kapadia watching daughter Twinkle Khanna winning the Elle Décor International Design Award (EDIDA) for best wall finishes and coverings, at the Hilton Towers, Nariman Point. Twinkle, who gave up acting after marriage to Akshay Kumar, has been designing homes and offices for the last three years. She also

Ajay Devgan's vanity fair

For someone who's very particular about his possessions, Ajay Devgan has acquired his own vanity van. Keeping in mind his hectic shooting schedules, Devgan waited this long so he could get the best van among his fraternity. The beige van, where Devgan spends most of his time away from home, has very spacious interiors. Comfort being the key

September 6

New faces to watch out for!

As the urgent need for new talent in Bollywood grows, so does the roll call of new talent. Here's a look at the most promising new faces of the post-monsoon months: Mohit Ahlawat: Touted by star maker Ram Gopal Varma as a complete star on the lines of Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan, Mohit in James (opening Sep 16) is already the most talk

September 5

R. Madhavan: I still can’t figure out why Mani Ratnam cast me four times!

R. Madhavan now wants to unlearn acting. “I’ve exhausted myself — that is why every role I do seems like a repetition. It’s the time to unlearn and start afresh,” he quips. He talks about being open to new challenges. Does that mean direction is on the cards? “I don’t think I’ll make a good direc

September 4

Tanushree Dutta upset with director

Former Miss India Tanushree Dutta is unhappy with her Chocolate director Vivek Agnihotri accusing her of ruining the prospects of his film and going ahead with Aashiq Banaya Apne, which has been released first. "I am shocked by the kind of language Vivek has used. There are a hundred people who don't know me as a person and are sure to m

September 1

Me? and Veeru?: Abhishek Bachchan

“At first my response was, ‘Who me?’ says Abhishek about Ram Gopal Varma’s seemingly strange decision to cast him as Veeru in Sholay. “But then Ramu can be so persuasive. I decided to go along with any decision that he takes.” Veeru, for those who came in late, was the character that Dharmendra p