Bollywood News

November 30

Hrithik Roshan is happy with the success of his films and life

Everything seems to be going great for this actor who is a perfectionist and extremely meticulous about all his characters. Hrithik Roshan’s personal life is extremely happy with the birth of his son this year and professionally too the actor couldn’t have asked for better roles and films. Both his films Krrish and Dhoom 2 have met with great success. Now the actor is gung ho about his next project, Jodha Akbar with Ashutosh Gowariker. There are also claims that Hrithik has been offered a lucrat

Priyanka Chopra’s good friend Boo in Love Story 2050

Priyanka Chopra was recently seen performing along with Salman Khan at the IFFI in Goa, but unfortunately the actor could not stay longer and was unable to catch up on any of the films because she was busy with shooting. Earlier Priyanka was out of town busy shooting for her film Love Story 2050 in Australia. The film is the launch pad for Harman Baweja and his father Harry Baweja is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that his son gets a deserving launch as an actor in the film industry. Love S

November 28

Ash performs pooja with Abhishek and the Bachchans in Varanasi

The Bachchan clan including Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek, and Shweta were recently spotted in Varanasi. There has been a lot of speculation about Abhishek Bachchan and his off-screen romance with the beautiful Aishwarya Rai; however both the actors have always denied their personal relationship. However after making tall claims that she is not seeing Abhishek and they have unnecessarily been linked together, Ash was also seen with the family in Varanasi. The entire Bachchan family flew to Varanasi to

Sanjay Dutt acquitted in TADA but may be convicted under Arms Act

Sanjay Dutt has been awaiting his verdict as an accused in the 1993 bomb blasts for quite some time now. A partial verdict was finally given today when Justice Kode announced that Sanjay was not a terrorist and had been acquitted under the TADA Act. Unfortunately though he has been proven guilty under the Arms Act. For Sanjay though the verdict comes as a partial relief as he has escaped severe punishment which would have been the case if he were to be convicted under the TADA Act. The court has

November 27

Shahrukh Khan to replace Amitabh Bachchan in Kaun Banega Crorepati

Amitabh Bachchan made his second innings into bollywood with the start as a host of one of the most popular shows on the small screen, Kaun Banega Crorepati. The serial was an instant hit with Amitabh’s wit and charm and he went on to even do a second season as host of the show. Unfortunately the show came to an abrupt halt during the second season when Amitabh fell ill and was hospitalized. Since then there has been a lot of speculation about Amitabh’s return to host the popular television show

John Abraham promotes himself as a brand with his calendar

John Abraham is not leaving any stone unturned to market himself as a brand. John has decided to promote himself and plans to distribute a calendar containing pictures of himself. John himself has come up with this public relations strategy and plans to distribute the calendar to a select few in the industry, but will not sell the product. John says “I will send it to people whom I know and would like to reach out to at the beginning of the year. It’s a non-profit venture.” The calendar has

November 25

Abhishek and Bachchan family upset over Ash’s skimpy clothes and smooch

Dhoom 2 released on 24 November and everybody is talking about Ash’s new hot look and style. The film has received a fairly good response. In the film all the actors have a very stylish and hot look. Both the actresses Ash and Bipasha are seen parading about in skimpy costumes and look extremely hot in the film. While Bips has always portrayed a sexy onscreen image in most of her films, it’s the first time that Ash is see

November 24

Shahrukh Khan’s company Red Chillies Entertainment under survey

The Income Tax department seems to have a new interest, SRK’s production company Red Chillies Entertainment of which wife Gauri Khan is also a director. Red Chillies was started with the aim of producing small budget films but later on the actor went on to produce films like Paheli, Kaal and Main Hoon Na which were big budgeted. Yesterday a survey was being conducted throughout the day and went on into the night at SRK’s Bandra office of the company. Red Chillies Entertainment has filed in

November 23

37th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) kick started in Goa

The 37th International Film Festival of India kick started on 23 November in the land of sun, sand and surf, Goa. The event saw a number of bollywood celebs making their presence felt and even performing at the event. The event began when veteran actor Shashi Kapoor and actress Vidya Balan were asked to begin the event by lighting the lamp together. Vidya was extremely touched that she was asked to light up the lamp with none other than the veteran actor Shashi Kapoor. I & B Minister Priyaranjan

November 22

Hrithik Roshan may replace Abhishek Bachchan in RDB director’s next film

After Rang De Basanti, director Rakeysh Mehra is slated to begin ‘Dilli 6’, a film based on the growing up days of the director in Delhi in his locality Chandini Chowk. Director Rakeysh had reportedly even finalized Abhishek Bachchan to play the lead role of the character based on himself in the film. Even actor Abhishek was extremely excited to work with Rakeysh as they have known each other for quite some time and have always wanted to work with each other. However according to sources Abhishe

November 21

John Abraham resumes smoking for a role in the film ‘No Smoking’

John Abraham had quit smoking a while back to live a healthier lifestyle, unfortunately when he agreed to do Anurag Kashyap’s film ‘No Smoking’ he didn’t know that once more the addiction of lighting up would hound him. Hopefully after the end of the film, John will manage to give up this terrible habit of smoking. In fact though the film is about non-smoking, the director and even his cast and crew are often seen smoking in between shots. Recently the producer of the film even imposed a Rs.500

November 20

Abhishek Bachchan receives Yash Bharti Award, top Uttar Pradesh state honour

Abhishek Bachchan was recently given the Yash Bharti Award by Minster of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav at an awards ceremony in Lucknow where 11 others were also conferred with the award. The awards are one of the top most honours in Uttar Pradesh and along with the award Rs.5 lakhs and a citation is given to the awarded. Abhishek Bachchan is the fourth amongst his family members to receive this award. Earlier on his grandfather Harivansh Rai Bachchan was given this honour. Abhishek was ext

Hrithik Roshan on his role in Dhoom 2

He is considered the superhero of bollywood and he is none other than our super powered Krrish, Hrithik Roshan. The kids loved him and his masked look in Krrish and now all the ladies are swooning over his new hot look and attitude and for the guys there’s loads of power packed action in Dhoom 2 . The promos of Dhoom 2 are already on air and Hrithik Roshan makes playing the v

November 19

Shahrukh Khan parties with 11 beauties in Australia

Shahrukh works extremely hard and now apparently he’s even partying hard. Currently on a high with the box-office success of Don, SRK is extremely happy with the response. He’s already busy shooting for his next Yash Raj film Chak De in Australia and apart from working hard on the sets, Shahrukh was recently spotted partying the night away at a club down under with not one but 11 beautiful ladies. But hey before all you naughty minds jump to any conclusions, SRK’s partying with the cast and crew

November 17

Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor, Vipul Shah and others receive showcause notices

Model turned actress Katrina Kaif is half British and made her debut in the film industry with a film titled ‘Boom’, however the film had a miserable fate at the box-office. But the actress once again managed to revive and set her career in motion after doing boyfriend Salman Khan’s home production ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’. Now the actress will soon be seen in ‘Namaste London’ directed by Vipul Shah. On October 2, Katrina Kaif along with Rishi Kapoor and the rest of the unit were shooting for a se

November 16

Madhuri Dixit wants to make a fit comeback

The whole of bollywood and even her fans are excitedly waiting to see the 'dhak dhak' girl in her comeback film. Everybody wants to know whether Madhuri still has the magic and charm post marriage and motherhood. Today’s actresses are extremely savvy in their style, on screen get ups and even their fitness levels. So Madhuri who had recently put on a bit of weight is now undergoing some rigorous work out sessions to look her best and be her fittest. Madhuri will be making her comeback in a

Aishwarya Rai may have to make a personal visit to customs department

Ash’s recent film ‘Umrao Jaan’ did not receive an extremely appreciative response from the public and critics, although the makers of the film claim otherwise. And now the lass who is busy shooting for her period film ‘Jodha Akbar’ along with co-star Hrithik Roshan in Jaipur is already facing another problem with custom officials. Recently a package containing 23,000 $ (Rs 14 lakhs) euros was addressed and sent to Aishwarya Rai from Netherlands. The customs department took note of the parcel and

November 15

Salman Khan performs at Umang, annual police function despite a high fever

Every year the annual police function, ‘Umang’ is held and bollywood definitely makes its presence felt at the event. After all that the police force does for the society and people, the stars do their best to entertain and perform at this function. This year Umang 2006 saw several bollywood celebs attend the event and even perform for the police force. Actors John Abraham, Saif Ali Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty etc performed at the event. Salman Khan too performed at the event despite ha

Dia Mirza, Kunal Kapoor, Esha Deol, Suniel Shetty regale Cancer patient children

Bollywood and its stars are known to do their bit for various charitable causes. On 14 September, Children’s Day was celebrated in India and as usual the bollywood brigade was set to do its bit for little underprivileged kids. The Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) decided to give their little children inmates a Children’s Day treat. The children were taken out and a party was held for them with magicians, clowns, dance and music for their entertainment. Dia Mirza, Suniel Shetty, Kunal Kapoo

November 13

Miss Universe smitten with Salman Khan

Recently Salman Khan was seen walking the ramp along with Miss Universe for an Aids awareness program. Girlfriend Katrina too was present during the event, but according to sources, Sallu Bhai managed to create quite an impression on Miss Universe, Zuleyka Rivera and she was bowled over by the actor’s charm and style. Being the ever chivalrous dude that he is, Salman even offered to drop Zuleyka home after the program on his bike. Now we definitely know how Salman manages to charm all the Miss W

November 12

Rani Mukherjee on films, family, friends, marriage, kids and Baabul

Rani Mukherjee is one of the finest actors in bollywood and she has proved this especially with her performance in ‘Black’. Rani too herself is extremely proud of her performance in Black and credits director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for having tremendous faith in her and extracting such a good performance from her. Rani will soon be seen in Ravi Chopra’s ‘Baabul’ and also a Yash Raj film ‘Ta

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif to perfom together at GIFA?

Popcorn Entertainment and One Big Option, under the aegis of Tourism Malaysia and under the kind patronage of YABhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, take this opportunity to proudly announce the three day mega extravaganza GIFA 2006, scheduled to be held between the 7th and 9th December 06' in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. GIFA 2006 promises to be a slick show with a galaxy of Bollywood superstars performing to a worldwide audience in Malaysia. The three-day extravaganza on 7th December, 2006 wil

Big B in Mahabharata film and as a funky fun God

Big B is known to be an icon and a legend in the film industry especially after he made his comeback in the industry with the popular television show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. Amitabh has played several diverse and some of the best roles on-screen in his films. Keeping up this trend Big B is now all set to play a funky and cool God in his film ‘God Tussi Great Ho’. According to some sources Big B may also play the role of ‘Bhishma’ in Ravi Chopra’s film version of Mahabharata. It is also being ru

November 9

Will the Shahrukh Khan-Ajay Devgan war heat up?

Karan Johar’s recent film ‘Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna’ received a mixed bag of responses, but did well for itself at the overall box-office front. Karan Johar also produces various films under his production banner Dharma productions and the last film that he produced under his banner was Kaal which starred Ajay Devgan, John Abraham, Vivek Oberoi, Esha Deol and Lara Dutta. The film was directed by Soham who was also supposed to do another film under Karan Johar’s banner, unfortunately now there are

November 8

Bhagam Bhag is due for Release on December 22

Priyadarshan, uncrowned comedy king, is back with another tour-de-force Bhagam Bhag all set for release in the merry Christmas season on December 22. Bhagam Bhag, produced by Shree Ashtavinayak CineVision Pvt Ltd stars an unusual combo of actors, adding to its surprise element. One will see for the first time on screen an exciting combination of Akshay Kumar and Govinda along with Paresh Rawal, Lara Dutta, Tanushree Dutta, Arbaaz Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Manoj Joshi and Jackie

Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya bond at the music launch of Guru

‘Guru’ by Mani Ratnam is a keenly awaited film, as it stars the currently most happening couple Ash and Abhi and it also supposed to be based on the successful industrialist late Dhirubai Ambani’s life. The latest trend is to have something different while launching the music and in keeping with this trend, Guru Music launch had Ash and Abhi the lead actors of the film and

November 7

Salman Khan will star in the sequel ‘Phir Tere Naam’

Salman Khan’s recent film ‘Jaanemann’ received mixed reviews from critics; nonetheless the actor did receive good reviews for his performance in the film. Salman was recently seen walking the ramp at the music launch of Baabul along with the other stars of the film and his clothes were designed by sister Alvira. Salman was also seen at the Lakm

November 6

Saif Ali Khan asks for remuneration to attend charity event

In this article, posted on Bollywood Mantra on November 6, 2006, we stated that Saif Ali Khan asked for remuneration to attend a charity event. Along with the article, we posted a direct quote by Munish Arora, MD of Can and Able Events Private Ltd in which he stated that Mr. Saif Ali Khan Pataudi had asked for money to attend the charity event. We would like to retract this particular article because the quote used in the article was not double checked by our correspondence. However, we still st

Sanjay Dutt prepares for the worst in the 1993 bomb blasts case

Sanjay Dutt has currently stopped all his film work as he is unable to concentrate on shooting due to his upcoming court hearing in the 1993 bomb blasts case. Sanjay has been charged with the possession of an AK 56 rifle during the 1993 bomb blasts delivered to him by gangster Abu Salem and also for destroying the weapon. The court has already begun convicting several people who were accused in the 1993 bomb blasts case and Sanjay Dutt’s hearing is slated to be held sometime after the Diwali/Eid

Abhishek and Ash walk out of Umrao Jaan premiere screening in Dubai

There was a screening of Umrao Jaan held in Dubai and both Ash and Abhishek attended the premiere screening. However this was the first time that both the actors were watching the screening of the film and were not given a screening by director J.P Dutta prior to this. According to sources right in the middle of the film Abhi just got up and left and after a few minutes his ladylove Ash too followed suit. Sources say “People were making fun of Abhishek’s dialogues in the film. This irritated him

November 2

Father-son duo Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan may do a live concert together

Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek have appeared in a few films like Bunty Aur Babli and Sarkar together and they have been widely appreciated on-screen together. The father-son duo seem to have a good on-screen chemistry and so now according to sources Wizcraft, the event management company is planning to get the father son duo of Amitabh and Abhishek to do a global concert together. So now t

Shahrukh Khan and Esha Deol’s agenda on their birthdays

King Khan Shahrukh turns 41 today but still has no plans of slowing down his career any time soon. In fact the actor is currently basking in the glorious box-office collections of his latest film Don despite the mixed feedback he received from critics. Shahrukh is in fact excited with his forthcoming projects ‘Chak De India’, ‘Om Shanti Om’,

November 1

Nisha Kothari as Basanti will ride an autorickshaw in Varma’s Sholay

Ram Gopal Varma’s ambitious remake of the original Sholay has been under fire from various sections of the media as well as from those within the industry too. Recently a member from the Sippy family, the original producers of the film has also filed a law suit against Varma for remaking the film. However Varma seems undeterred by any of these obstacles and is continuing with his new vers