Bollywood News

February 27

Priyanka Chopra may replace Kareena Kapoor in Love Story 2050

Kareena Kapoor is on a roll this year; she is doing Vishal Bharadwaj’s Omkara and also Farhan Akhtar’s Don. She was also seen alongside Priyanka Chopra in the new Pepsi Cafe chino ads and will soon be appearing once again with Priyanka Chopra and the King Khan for another Pepsi ad. However, Kareena Kapoor will not be doing Love Story 2050, which was to star Harman Baweja in his debut movie. The film has been in the making for two years. She was signed on for the project two years ago to pla

February 26

Katrina Kaif's personal anguish continues

Katrina Kaif, super model-turned actress is trying to cope with the fact that her beau, Salman Khan has been recently sentenced to one-year imprisonment for the poaching of a wild life species. Just as she is trying to carry on normally with her life, she has been delivered another blow. Recently, for the shooting of her film, Welcome in Dubai a watch and some cash was stolen from her room. The theft took place while she was in Dubai shooting for Feroz Nadiadwala’s Welcome. Cash and valuabl

February 25

Munnabhai meets George Bush

There’s been a lot of buzz and hype over US President George Bush’s near pending visit to India. While everyone wants to catch a glimpse of the most powerful man in the world, can our bollywood biggies be far behind. Well, whether they actually get to visit him in person remains to be seen, however our desi boy Sanjay Dutt will definitely share screen space with him. Bollywood writer-director Raju Hirani, who made the movie Munnabhai MBBS, has commenced work on the script of his next film t

Will Smith visits India and Bollywood

Famous Hollywood actor, and Grammy Award winner Will Smith is in India and has launched Sony Entertainment Television’s (SET) English movie channel- Pix. Pix will telecast classic Hollywood movies and other programmes on movie making. Will Smith has starred in the famous comedy serial Fresh Prince of Bell Air, he has also starred in movies like Men In Black, Ali and Six Degrees Separation which have gained him popularity. While in India his main agenda is meeting people and visiting places,

Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan missed Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti has been receiving rave reviews ever since its release. Aamir Khan is no doubt the star of the film. Along with him the entire cast has been applauded for their performances. The surprise package of the film was Siddharth who plays Karan and Bhagat Singh. However the original choice for this role was Hrithik Roshan. Aamir Khan wanted Hrithik to play this role as he felt that he would be aptly able to portray this role, the director Rakeysh Mehra along with Aamir went to pers

February 24

Ayesha Takia: No Dare Bare scenes

In an age where only Sex and Shahrukh Khan sell, where aspiring as well as established actresses are shedding their clothes faster than film releases and where kisses et love making scenes are mandatory for the film to sell, there is an actress who staunchly refuses to follow the herd. Ayesha Takia, the bubbly girl next door refuses to wear skimpy outfits and indulge in passionate sex scenes in her films. Many actresses have said the same before her, however had to give in, to keep up with

February 21

Amitabh Bachchan is back and working

The film industry and thousands of his fans across the world are finally relieved and happy to see their hero back in action. Amitabh Bachchan has decided to gradually get back to work after his surgery and recuperation. The Senior Bachchan has decided to start off in a light manner and then gradually complete all his projects on hand. Mr. Bachchan has recently done a song recording with Aadesh Sirvastava for Ravi Chopra’s movie, Babul. This is his first assignment since his illness, and he

Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Shahrukh Khan in Pepsi ad

After the girls Priyanka and Kareena’s hit duo for the Pepsi caffechino ad, Pepsi has decided to do an ad with Priyanka, Kareena and Shahrukh Khan. Shahrukh has endorsed quiet a few ads for Pepsi previously. The three charming stars have completed the ad for Pepsi at Madh Island and it is being positioned as Pepsi TV. According to sources the estimated budget of the ad is 3.5 million and it is being done by choreographer Farah Khan and produced by Shahrukh’s company Red Chillies Entertainme

Aishwarya Rai’s Hollywood releases coming up

Aishwarya Rai had made her Hollywood debut with Gurinder Chadha’s musical, Bride and Prejudice; however, this movie did not receive the success and appreciation that the lovely Miss Rai was expecting. The year 2006 has three Hollywood releases lined up for Aishwarya. Her three movies are Mistress of Spices, Provoked and The Last Legion. In Mistress of Spices, Aishwarya plays Tilo. It is a love story based on the theme of immigrants. Tilo is from India, but comes to live in America, where sh

February 20

Saif Ali Khan wants to marry Rosa

Saif Ali Khan’s career has been going great guns after his major hit film Dil Chata Hai. He was applauded and appreciated by both critics and public for his performance in this film. A string of hit films like, Hum Tum, Kal Ho Na Ho, Parineeta and finally Salaam Namaste followed. While his career has been kick started once again, unfortunately his personal life has not been that great with his very public divorce from his ex wife Amrita Singh. However, putting all that in the past, Saif see

Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan reign...

Aamir Khan may have recently tied the knot with Kiran Rao, who assisted Ashutosh Gowarikar for Lagaan and Swades, however being the ever perfectionist and professional that he is, he has turned down a script written by his wife. Kiran Rao is slated to make her directorial debut with an Aamir Khan produced film and in all probability; she will want her talented actor husband to play the lead in the film too. Unfortunately, she will now have to write another script to convince her actor husba

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan spend quality time together

They are smart, sexy, eligible and share an amazing chemistry. Rumour mills are abuzz that the most happening couple Ash and Abhishek are dating. However, amidst all the media and public hype the star couple has resolutely kept quiet. Amidst a swirl of speculation whether the hottest couple in Bollywood may even walk down the aisle, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan added grist to the mill by walking in together around midnight for a party hosted by the Sahara family in Lucknow. Ash and A

February 17

Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi together again in Anthony Kaun Hai

The Munnabhai-Circuit jodi has been a big hit in Munnabhai MBBS and Sanju baba and Arshad Warsi will be seen together again in the sequel of Munnabhai MBBS, titled Munnabhai MMG (munnabhai meets Mahatma Gandhi). Latest on the “hit jodi” is that Sanju baba and Warsi will be working together in yet another film titled Anthony Kaun Hai. The film is to be produced by Nikhil Panchamiya, who is trying to make a mark on the audience after his not-so-impressive debut production venture, Dil Maange More.

Salman Khan sentenced to one year jail

Salman Khan’s blackbuck case, which has been going on for seven years, has finally come to a decision. He is sentenced to one year jail and a fine of Rs. 5000 by a Jodhpur court. He has been charged for killing two chinkaras, a deer species, at Bhavad village in the Rajasthan district in 1998, during the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya’s Hum Saath Saath Hain. Salman was found guilty under the Wildlife Protection Act and the sentence will come into effect after one month. The superstar was prese

February 16

Where is Hrithik Roshan?

Every time we think about who the superstar of today is or who is ruling Bollywood these days, a few names run through our minds. Abhishek Bachchan comes to mind first. Then, John Abraham with movies like Taxi No. 9211, the multi-starers Salaam-E-Ishq and Baabul in his pocket. After that, perhaps, Emraan Hashmi, who seems to be surviving amid the big-shots of Bollywood. But what is bothering is the absence of Hrithik Roshan in this list. Despite proving himself in the past with hit films li

Abhishek Bachchan to sing again to Vishal-Shekhar tune

Abhishek Bachchan seems to be dancing to his own voice these days. After the hype and success of Vishal-Shekhar’s hip-hop track ‘Right Here Right Now’ from Bluffmaster, AB baby will be rapping yet again. The Abhishek-Sunidhi-Vishal-Shekhar team will be repeated for this next number expected to be called A-B-H-I to the shakin’. It will be sung by Abhishek Bachchan and Sunidhi Chauhan and composed by “those hip-hop fakers” Vishal and Shekhar. "It's definitely groovier than the Bluf

Rani, Hrithik, Sanjay Leela Bhansali at the pre-filmfare awards bash

Rani Mukherjee dressed in an all black ensemble and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was in white for the pre-Awards party of the 51 st Fair One Filmfare Awards. They made a perfect black ‘n’ white picture. It was a night when aspiring actors, acclaimed actors and directors hobnobbed with the whose who of Bollywood. The host for the evening was Dr. Anuj Saxena, Director, Marketing of Elder Pharmaceuticals, sponsors of this year’s Filmfare Awards. Saxena is also a popular actor in television s

John Abraham develops cellphone game, Velocity

John Abraham has developed a cellphone game called Velocity and he will be launching it in the market soon. Besides his love for bikes, he is also a gadget freak and hence developed this innovative cellphone game. So not only is this hunk, good looking, but he is also smart and intelligent. John conceptualized the game initially and later on converted it into technical reality with the help of his career managers and a company called Small Devices. The company has sent it out for trial to c

Bipasha, Katrina and Mallika to do Abbas-Mustan film

Bipasha Basu and Katrina Kaif have joined Mallika Sherawat in Tips’ untitled film, to be directed by Abbas-Mustan. The three hot shots of Bollywood will set the screen on fire, and vie with each other for screen space in their forthcoming film. Mallika, Bipasha and Katrina — will be portrayed as equally stylish and glamorous. The film, which rolls in August, will have three male leads — Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan and Saif Ali Khan. Penned by Shiraaz Ahmed (Humraaz, Aitraaz), it is the story

February 15

Vidya Balan to release Urdu version of Mahnaz Rehmatullah’s book

Vidya Balan has been invited to release the Urdu version of London- based author Mahnaz Rehmatullah’s book Mo’s Story in Karachi this week. British filmmaker Michael Radford will be releasing the book along with her. The English version of this book was released by Cherie Blair, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a month ago in London. A voracious reader herself and a lover of books Balan claims that it is an honour for an Indian actor to be invited for such a noble cause. She says

Imtiaz Ali to cast Ayesha Takia and Bobby Deol in Geet

Socha Na Tha director, Imtiaz Ali is finally going to be directing his next film. It is a musical love story titled Geet, which is to be produced by HMV and Shreya creations. The film will star Ayesha Takia and Bobby Deol. Imtiaz says, the role played by Ayesha, will require a Punjabi accent and hence a dialect instructor will be appointed to help her. He claims that after having worked with Ayesha in Socha Na Tha, he thought that she would be able to portray this role quite well. He chose

February 12

Gulshan Grover writes Hollywood script

Bollywood’s famous bad boy, Gulshan Grover has just completed writing a script for Hollywood. He recently registered his script with the Writers Guild Foundation in Los Angeles. Gulshan Grover has already acted in several Hollywood films, such as Monsoon and Rose, Marguerite, Jungle Book 2, in the shadow of cobra, Air Panic, Beeper and Eastside among others. He is known as the cultural ambassador of India because of the wide variety of films and roles he has done, both in Hollywood and Boll

February 9

Western Union to promote Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Taxi No 9211’

Western Union, a global leader in money transfer has tied up with UTV’s International Distribution Division in the UK for the promotion of Ramesh Sippy’s forthcoming film ‘Taxi No. 9211’ releasing on February 24. This is a unique tie-up, as it’s the first time a money transferring administration will be promoting a Bollywood film. Taxi No. 9211 is a UTV Motion Pictures release, which is directed by Milan Luthria. The star cast includes John Abraham, Nana Patekar, Sameera Reddy and Sonali Ku

Harry Baweja, Suneel Darshan and Vashu Bhagnani to launch their sons

Star kids have always been launched with a bang. Their debuts have always been made with a lot of fanfare. This being as natural as a birthright handed to them in hereditary. Now it’s the turn of producers to follow suit. To give their young kids a grand entry into the glamorous world of filmdom. Recently Keshu Ramsay’s son, Aryeman made his movie debut in the Rajkumar Santoshi directed film titled Family- Ties of Blood, this has set the ball rolling and now three producers will launch thei

Lara Dutta attends inauguration of Ethiad Airways

Many top bollywood actors/actresses are given a lot of adulation in other countries too. It is not only in India that these high flying celebs get love and respect, but all around the globe too. Many actors and actresses go for stage shows abroad as well as attend inaugurations as chief guests. Lara Dutta was recently invited as a special guest from India for the inauguration ceremony of Ethiad Airways at Abu Dhabi. The purpose for the invitation was the expansion of the Ethiad Airways flee

February 7

Reshammiya to do a promotional track for Tom, Dick and Harry

Himesh Reshammiya has taken the music world in bollywood by storm, and he doesn’t intend to slow down his pace. After several successful tracks like Aashiq Banaya Apne, Tera Suroor, Jhalak Dikhlaja and their remixes, Himesh Reshammiya will be doing a special music video for the film Tom, Dick and Harry. Tom, Dick and Harry is a film by Deepak Tijori. The music video features Celina Jaitley alongside the three heroes, Dino Morea, Anuj Sawhney and Jimmy Shergill. The colour black dominates t

Pooja Bhatt’s Holiday to premiere in Goa

The premiere of Pooja Bhatt’s latest movie, titled Holiday will be held in the city of sun and sand, Goa. The premiere will be held there this week. The entire cast of Holiday is already letting its hair down in Goa. The cast wishes to show its support and faith in the film. Since, the movie was shot in Goa itself, Goa was seen as the ideal place for the premiere. The star cast consists of Dino Morea, newcomer Onjolee Nair, Nauheed Cyrusi, Kashmira Shah, Gulshan Grover and Anahita Uberoi

February 6

Bachchans in Rakeysh Mehra's Bhairavi

After the major box-office success of Rang De Basanti, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has already moved on to fresher pastures. Mehra’s next project is titled Bhairavi. It will revolve around the theme of classical music. It also deals with relationships within a family, the emotional discord and competitive strife. Mehra wants to cast the Bachchans, and wishes to capture the real life roles of husband, wife and son. According to Mehra, he has put forth his ideas to Amitabh and Abhishekh

Soha Ali Khan and Keira Chaplin to star in Postcard

Rising star kid, Soha Ali Khan will be doing an English movie titled Postcard. After her well appreciated performance in Rang de Basanti, Soha will be doing her first English movie with first time director Rajshree Ojha. Rajshree is based in Los Angeles and has won an award for her short film. The film will be shot in India, around March. Postcard will have four stories intertwined. The star cast also includes Roopa Ganguly, Victor Banerjee and Keira Chaplin, granddaughter of legendry comed

February 3

Rang De Basanti is more than just another patriotic film

Rang de Basanti is more than just another patriotic film; it deals with several issues, ones that lead to the awakening of a generation. It gives a brief background of the historical events that have led to the freedom of our country. It shows us how some common youngsters became great historical figures. RDB brings to life, the famous Jalianwala Baug massacre, the Rowlatt act, etc, events in our history which we have only read about in history textbooks. It gives us a sense of pride in our hist

February 1

Bollywood stars ready to endorse

Getting new looks for every ad or movie is the rage these days, be it Hrithik for his super blockbuster Krrish, or Kareena Kapoor for her role in Othello. Also joining the bandwagon is model turned actor, the hunky John Abraham. John Abraham has donned a new look for his Bombay Dyeing ads. His hairstyle, a side parting, makes a unique style statement, and is sure to be imitated by loads of his fans who want to get that uber cool look, like their idol. Also his dress style is a retro look with a