Bollywood News

March 31

Kareena Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan in Ram Gopal Varma’s film

Kareena Kapoor will play the lead role opposite Shahrukh Khan in Ramgopal Varma’s film on time travel, titled ‘Time Machine’. Kareena was earlier seen with Shahrukh Khan in the film ‘Asoka’. They shared an amazing on-screen chemistry in this film. Earlier, Ram Gopal Varma and Shahrukh Khan were in talks to do a film together, but unfortunately, things had not worked out. However, this time everything seems to be sorted out and the King Khan and Varma will definitely be working together. Now

Saif Ali Khan hospitalized in Malaysia

Saif Ali Khan was hospitalised due to acute appendicitis. The 36-year-old actor was admitted to Gleneagles Hospital in Kuala Lumpur where he was shooting for a commercial for Royal Stag O n M. According to sources, the actor was taken to the hospital after he complained of acute abdominal pains while shooting. Saif has been operated upon for appendicitis and sources claim that the actor’s condition is satisfactory after the emergency operation. Saif and girlfriend Rosa had taken off for Mal

March 30

Showstoppers at the Lakme India Fashion Week (LIFW): Salman Khan, Malaika Arora

Lakme India Fashion Week began in Mumbai on March 28th. The show saw plenty of beautiful dusky models sashay down the ramp in some of the best fashion wear. The fashion week began with four shows from designers Rocky S, Surily Goel, Anshu Arora Sen and Manish Malhotra. Bollywood brigade turned up in full force to show their support for their fellow colleagues and friends. In fact, many of our bollywood celebs walked the ramp for their fellow designers. John Abraham, model turned actor walke

Saif Ali Khan to feature in an ad film with girlfriend Rosa

Rosa, Italian model, better known as Saif’s girlfriend, has shown a keen interest in acting. Rosa will soon be seen in an ad-campaign for Royal Stag O n M. Her real life beau, Saif Ali Khan will be seen alongside her in the ad. This will be Rosa’s first ad campaign and this is the first time that the couple will be seen together on-screen for an ad. Saif Ali Khan has been busy with hectic shooting schedules for his ad campaigns and films. He was also busy with the performance for the recent

March 29

Sanjay Dutt to star in Sanjay Gupta’s Shoot Out at Lokhandwala

Many directors are making films that are based on real life incidents or events, like Gudiya based on a Muslim woman’s life, the rape of a South African model, the much talked about model Jessica Lal’s murder and even a film based on the life of actress Parveen Bhabi. At a time when real life inspired movies seem to be the rage in bollywood, one more real life inspired movie will join the bandwagon. Sanjay Dutt will star in a movie that is based on a shoot out that took place in a Lokhandwa

March 28

Hrithik and Suzzane blessed with a boy

The Roshan family has one more reason to celebrate, the addition of a new young member to their family. Hrithik Roshan became the father of a little baby boy on Tuesday, 28 March 2006. His wife Suzanne Khan gave birth to a baby boy at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, India at around 3.30 pm. It has been reported that both mother and child are in good health. Hrithik Roshan recently got back from Rio De Janeiro where he was shooting for ‘Dhoom 2’ to be by his wife’s side for the birth of their

Bollywood dazzles in Melbourne Commonwealth Games

India’ s rich culture and heritage came alive in Melbourne with the coming together of sports icons and bollywood celebrities for the closing ceremony of the 19th Commonwealth Games on Sunday 26 March. There was a special performance put up by this team of delegates from India. This was an eleven-minute performance to introduce and give a feel of India, as Delhi will be the next host for the Commonwealth games in 2010. The spectacular performance included sounds of conches, chimes and bh

March 26

Media upsets Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan the talented actor who has received rave reviews for his outstanding performance in Rang De Basanti never hinders from speaking his mind and always in a blunt and straightforward manner. Aamir has always had a bone to pick with the media; he is either completely off the media or into the media for promoting his movies. But Aamir Khan does not like the media to speak about his personal life. Recently, a reporter from a news channel was at the receiving end of Aamir’s ire. The jour

March 24

Akshay Kumar has a minor accident while shooting for Thumbs Up ad

Akshay Kumar, better known as The Khiladi of Bollywood, is an absolute and complete daredevil. This actor is often known to perform his own stunts in movies and ads. He likes performing his own stunts, as he is a trained martial arts expert, which keeps him fit and gives him a feeling of excitement. However, one such occasion recently, where Akki was doing a stunt for Thumbs Up, has left him with minor burns and bruises. Akshay was injured while doing a stunt for a Thumbs Up commercial in C

March 23

Salman Khan will sing for Ravi Chopra’s Baabul

After putting off the task for quite a while and continuous pursuit, Salman Khan has finally agreed to sing for Ravi Chopra’s Baabul. Composer Aadesh Srivastava will compose the song. Though Salman Khan is busy shooting for his other films, he has taken out time to rehearse for the song. Aadesh has been after Salman to sing for quite some time now, says a source. But Salman said, “Array where I’ll sing, I do not have the voice to sing.” But Srivastava told Salman not to worry, that he would

Rani Mukherjee and Saif Ali Khan to star in Yash Raj film

Rani and Saif are the new on-screen happening Bollywood couple. Everyone wants this lethal combination duo to be a part of their project. After having been recently paired together for endorsing Chevrolet’s new mid-size sedan Aveo, they will now once again star together in a classic romantic Yash Raj film. Siddharth Raj Anand, who directed Salaam Namaste, will direct this, as yet untitled venture with Rani and Saif in lead roles. Siddharth had also helped to write the script of Hum Tum, alo

March 22

Rang De Basanti is out on DVD

“The uncut version of the most talked about film of the year,” reads the front cover of the one-disc DVD pack of Rang De Basanti. Yes, the much anticipated movie is finally out on DVD. The DVD contains one disc, which features the film, director’s audio commentary track and deleted scenes of the movie. You can also choose to view subtitles in English and Arabic as you watch the film. Additionally, the DVD pack also has a unique selection of extra memories from the movie. These me

Aishwarya Rai launches Coca Cola’s new ad campaign

Aishwarya who is already a brand ambassador for Coca Cola will be doing their new campaign called ‘Thande Ka Tadka.’ Ash will feature in the advertisement where she will be seen in a non-glamourous role. The ads will be aired in several parts of the country on March 26th, but is already being aired in Mumbai. Aamir Khan is also a brand ambassador for Coca-Cola and has done several humorous commercials for coke. The concept of this ‘Thande Ka Tadka’ campaign has been conceptualized by adman

March 21

Rani Mukherjee celebrates birthday in a different style!

While most bollywood celebs are seen partying and having a good time with friends and family on their birthdays, here’s one celeb who is thoroughly and genuinely different. Rani Mukherjee, who celebrates her birthday on March 21st, spent this day with the students of The Helen Keller, Institute for the Blind and Deaf. Rani Mukherjee befriended the members of this Institute, when she was enacting her role of a blind and deaf girl in the highly acclaimed movie Black. She visited The Helen Kel

March 20

Vidya Balan to do a comic caper with Deepa Mehta

Vidya Balan, who started her career with Parineeta opposite big stars like Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt, has won accolades of praises for her role as the classic Lolita in this film. Deepa Mehta who is known for her serious films, which have a social message, will be attempting a comedy film. Director Deepa Mehta wants Balan to star in her comedy movie, which is tentatively titled Stella. Deepa Mehta has just completed her film Water with John Abraham. The film is about the plight of widow

March 19

Aishwarya Rai is choice number three for Love Story 2050

Love Story 2050, a Harry Baweja film is to be a sci-fi film that will launch the director’s son Harman Baweja. While the lead actor of the film, Harry is all excited and geared up for his launch, the film found itself against a brick wall, when recently the lead actress, Kareena Kapoor walked out of the film, citing date problems. Next in line Priyanka Chopra was offered the role, however she turned down the film citing ‘no dates’ as her excuse. Now the buzz seems to be that Aishwarya Rai h

Akshay Kumar signs a four-film package with Reliance Group

Akshay Kumar’s recent hits like Aitraaz, Waqt, Deewane Huye Paagal and Garam Masala have increased his super star status in bollywood. Many producers and directors are queuing up to sign on this rising star in their films. Reliance Adlabs has approached Akshay Kumar to sign a four-film contract with them. Reliance Group in association with Adlabs wants to sign Akshay for a four-film contract. According to sources, the company has made a tentative offer of 15-18 crores for this deal. The con

March 17

Boney Kapoor’s ‘No Entry’ will have a sequel

Boney Kapoor’s latest comedy, No Entry, which was a super hit in 2005, will soon have a sequel to it. The script for the sequel is in the process of development and after that, the cast will be decided upon. No Entry was directed by Anees Bazmee and starred Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Salman Khan, Lara Dutta, Celina Jaitley, Esha Deol and Bipasha Basu. Director, Anees Bazmee has confirmed that he will be doing a sequel to the film and that Anil Kapoor will definitely play an important role i

March 16

Aishwarya, Rani, Lara to perform at Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

Bollywood celebrities are well known for performing stage shows all across the globe. They have a huge fan following among the NRIs in various countries and most of these shows are always packed to the hilt. Top Bollywood biggies will also be seen performing at the commonwealth games at Melbourne later this month. The Indian delegation, which will represent India at Melbourne, will comprise of stars like Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee, Isha Sharvani, Lara Dutta and Shreya Ghoshal among other

Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee paired together again

The cool duo, Rani Mukherjee and Saif Ali Khan have a great on-screen chemistry. Audiences loved this jodi, who set the screen on fire, in their movie Hum Tum. Now viewer’s wish to see them back together on-screen will be fulfilled. Only this time they have paired up for an advertisement. They will be seen together for the ad of Chevrolet’s mid-size car, Aveo. The ad for Aveo has been conceptualized and written by Prasoon Joshi of McCann-Erikson who recently wrote the lyrics for Rang De Bas

March 15

Salman Khan sues producers of Garv – Pride and Honour

Salman Khan, who usually is always on the wrong side of the law, for a change is on the right side. He has filed eight criminal cases in court against his Cinevistas Directors, due to non-payment of his fees for the movie Garv - Pride and Honour. The amount due to the actor for the film, which released two years ago, is 26.42 lakhs. Salman played the lead role in the film and he was promised 26.42 lakhs for it. He received eight cheques from his producers for that amount. However, the bank

March 14

Celina Jaitley misbehaves with Airport Manager

Celina Jaitley started her Hindi film career with movies like Janasheen, Khel, Silsilay, Zinda, Jawani Diwani and No Entry. The actress is well known for her sultry siren looks and for her bold scenes in films. However, it seems that Miss Jaitley has let stardom get to her head. Recently a non-cognizable offense was registered against the actress and her brother, Vikrant at Santacruz police station, when she abused an airport manager. It seems the actress had parked her car at a VIP spot at

March 13

Did Abhishek Bachchan dump Dipannita Sharma to be with Aishwarya Rai?

Abhishek Bachchan is glowing with all the attention he is currently getting for his professional as well as his personal life. However, sources claim that Abhishek Bachchan, the ever cultured and soft-spoken gentleman, has recently unceremoniously dumped girlfriend of 10 months, Dipannita Sharma. It is claimed that he dumped Dipannita to be with current love Aishwarya Rai. Dipannita started her career as a model and then turned to acting. She has done several films like 16 December, Asambha

Shilpa Shetty wants to work with John Abraham

Shilpa Shetty’s recent releases Khamosh…Khauff ki raat, Fareb and Dus have not done too well at the box-office. She has not been doing too many films of late, as she knows that her fans are disappointed with some of her recent movies. Unfortunately, for her fans another disappointment is in store for them, Shilpa Shetty who was to star in debutant director Reema Kagti’s film Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. has opted out of the film. Shilpa staged her walkout, after John Abraham opted out of the

March 12

Promotional music videos are the current rage in Bollywood

The new gimmick to catch audience’s attention in Bollywood is shooting a super cool promotional video. The idea was made popular with the super cool Rap song ‘Right Here Right Now’ from Bluffmaster. Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra shot an exclusive promotional video for this song and it made quite an impact. So, the trend took off and now several directors are shooting promotional videos for their upcoming films. Deepak Tijori’s upcoming comedy Tom, Dick and Harry will have a promotio

March 11

Suniel Shetty to quit Bollywood for the third time in April

Suniel Shetty started his career with Balwan as an action hero and has done several multi-starrers like Border, Dhadkan and Hera Pheri. The actor who does not have conventional Bollywood hero looks, has not been getting any good roles of late, hence he claims that he has set a deadline to quit the film industry. The deadline is March 31, 2006. “I have done so many multi starrers that my friends tease me samose mein alu. I don’t want my career to go that way. So I’ve taken the decision to st

March 10

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next venture is Saawariya

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black won most of the coveted and prestigious awards at the Filmfare and Zee Cine Awards. However, the director does not have too much time to bask in the glory of his success, as he has already moved on to his next big venture. Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be making Saawariya; it will star the fresh pair Ranbir Kapoor (son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh) and Sonam (daughter of Anil Kapoor). This will be their debut film. Sanjay has already booked R.K Studios for four mont

March 9

Yash Chopra to remake 70s blockbuster Kabhi Kabhie

Bollywood this year will witness many remakes like Don, Umrao Jaan and Sahib, Biwi Aur Ghulam among others. Another 70s blockbuster that will join the bandwagon of remakes is the film Kabhi Kabhie. Yash Chopra did the original film and he will be doing the remake as well. The original star cast consisted of Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. Yash Chopra wants Shahrukh Khan to play Amitabh Bachchan’s role and Akshay Kumar to play Shashi Kapoor’s role. Yash

Esha Deol follows the dare-bare trend in Vikram Bhatt’s Ankahee

Esha Deol, who started her career with many girl-next-door roles in films like Koi Mere Dil Se Poochche, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, and Kucch To Hai is finally adapting herself to the new dare bare trends in Bollywood. With her new release, Ankahee, directed by Vikram Bhatt, Esha will finally shed her good girl image. She will have a very glamorous look and will also be seen doing more bold scenes. Esha has recently done a photoshoot with photographer Subi Samuel for her forthcoming venture, Anka

March 8

Do Salaam-E-Ishq and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. have the same story?

In Bollywood where actors and actresses are replaced overnight, where music directors do not give their new protégées due recognition, the stealing of a story idea seems highly plausible. Debutant director Reema Kagti who is making Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. confirms that she had narrated the story idea of a love story woven around six couples to director Nikhil Advani. Reema also claims that Nikhil also had a second round of complete script narration along with her dialogue writer Anurag

Govinda’s upcoming releases with Priyadarshan and David Dhawan

Govinda, the one time king of comedy made a name for himself with hits like Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1 and Hero No. 1. However, with flops like Hadh Kar di Aapne and Joru Ka Ghulam, the last couple of years have been a rough time for him. Not only had his financial troubles increased, but also his film and political career seemed to be sinking with various maligning accusations. The actor will soon be seen in Priyadarshan’s Bhaagam-Bhag. He will also be doing David Dhawan’s Partner. Govinda cl

March 7

Kareena Kapoor to recreate Helen’s magic

Kareena Kapoor will be dancing to ‘Yeh mera dil pyaar ka deewana’ for Farhan Akhtar’s remake Don. Helen rocked the nation with her moves to this number in the 70’s for the earlier version of Don. Don is the remake of a film with the same title; the new version is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. It is also directed by Farhan Akhtar and stars Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Arjun Rampal. Recently, Shahrukh and Kareena were spotted shooting an item number at F

Is it Marriage for Ayesha Takia?

The new buzz doing the rounds of the Hindi film industry these days is that Ayesha Takia will be quitting films for marriage. Ayesha Takia is the bubbly girl next door who made her debut in the film Tarzan and has acted in several films like Socha Na Tha, Home Delivery and Shaadi No 1. The news has been doing the rounds after the actress quit Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. However, according to Ayesha’s father, these rumors are completely baseless and untrue. He states that Ayesha is just 20

March 6

Koena Mitra will direct film as birthday gift for her Granny

Koena Mitra, the sexy gal, is just another softie when it comes to her family and she would do anything to make her family members happy. Her granny, who lives in Kolkata is old and can’t travel, but she is curious about Koena’s life in Mumbai as an actress. Hence, to make granny dearest happy, Koena will shoot a 45-minute film on her lifestyle and house and then send it across to her. Koena has asked a friend to shoot her Oshiwara apartment along with her car and pets. She will also specia

March 5

Rekha to play a courtesan in Gautam Ghosh’s Yatra

A hearty congratulations to Rekha, the epitome of sensuality and beauty for receiving the life time achievement award at the Zee Cine Awards 2006. The actress has worked for the last three decades and continues to do so. She has done many classic films which have been imprinted in the minds of all her fans. Rekha is once again slated to play a courtesan in National award winning director Gautam Ghosh’s Yatra. The actress plays Lajwanti, a courtesan from Lucknow. Rekha’s character, Lajwanti

Akshay Kumar to rock Bollywood and Hollywood

Akshay Kumar seems to be riding high these days with releases like Waqt, Garam Masala, Deewane Huye Pagal and an upcoming movie, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye with Katrina Kaif. Akshay Kumar will also be doing a remake of the extremely popular Hindi movie, Guide. The movie which earlier starred Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman will now star Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan. It will be produced by Pritish Nandy Communications and directed by Rituparno Ghosh. The film titled is Rahgir, which means traveler

March 3

Zee Cine Awards 2006: A grand event

With the end of 2005 and beginning of 2006, bollywood lovers will get to view many star awards functions hosted on several channels. The prestige of each of these shows depends on how many stars perform and attend them. Those fans who missed the King Khan, Shahrukh at a recent prominent award show, need not worry as the mighty star will be performing at the Zee Cine Awards. Shahrukh Khan will be performing on stage with a host of bollywood beauties like Rani Mukherjee, Priyanka Chopra, Prei

Bollywood Bad Boys: Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Fardeen Khan

There are many, within the film industry as well as outside, who believe that Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Fardeen Khan have a heart of gold in spite of their constant, notorious clashes with the law. These stars are the kids of famous bollywood stars. Sanjay, Salman and Fardeen are also quiet well known for their flamboyant, glamorous and reckless lifestyles. After Salman Khan was recently sentenced to one year imprisonment and Rs. 5,000 fine for the hunting of a wild life species in Jodhp

Will Smith and George Bush fond of Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai is one of the most sought after actress in Bollywood as well as Hollywood. She already has a number of Hollywood flicks in her kitty. However another plump offer has been made to the green eyed girl. Will Smith has asked Aishwarya to star in his next film as the lead. Last week talented actor Will Smith was in India and partied with the likes of Karan Johar, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Fardeen Khan amongst others. The actor met up with the princess of bollywood, Aishwarya R

Controversy courts Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu has recently been dragged into a controversy, it is said that she was involved in personal/lewd conversations with Samajwadi party general secretary Amar Singh. Last week several media offices received packets containing CD’s titled Amar Singh Ki Amar Kahaani which contained alleged phone conversations between Singh and various industrialists, politicians and film actresses. Bipasha Basu is currently in Wai and Mahableshwar for Vishal Bharadwaj’s film Omkara, she has however gi

Bollywood comic with Shahrukh, Rani and Aishwarya

Move over Archie, Amar Chitra katha and Tin Tin comics, a new comic book titled Bollywood is going to be created by Illustrated Comics, which is based in Singapore. Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya Rai will be seen as the characters in this comic book. The comic has been created so that readers are entertained, but through a different medium. The creators wanted a new but equally powerful medium. The format will be similar to that of Amar Chitra Katha and Superman comics. The bas

Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman’s re-entry into bollywood

Veteran actors Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman will be seen in producer-director Shahrukh Mirza’s movie Jaana-Lets fall in love. They are making their re-entry after a long gap. The movie will also be Shahrukh Mirza’s son, Rehaan’s debut film. Rehaan will play the lead role in the film and Anjana Sukhani will star opposite him. The movie is about two generations and goes through a timeframe of 20 years. It’s about a small town lad who wants to be rich and thinks that money and success can be

Aamir Khan sues Times of India

Aamir Khan has reportedly sued the Times of India for a whooping Rs 21 crore for using his picture to promote the Filmfare Awards without his permission and for attributing false quotes to him. Aamir Khan currently in Poland for the shooting of his film Fanaah served a notice on February 22 to The Times of India, its publisher Bennett, Coleman and two other parties. The ad which appeared on 20 February had Aamir’s picture as well as the quote, “I incited a revolt to win her over! Aamir Khan

51st Fair One Filmfare Awards

The 51 st Fair One Filmfare Awards was a night of glamour, glitz, emotional speeches and sensational performances. The event was held on 25 February 2006, it was sponsored by Elder Pharmaceuticals, Sony Entertainment Television, Pantaloons, Radio Mirchi and Cineyug Entertainment. The show began with a dash of humour by compere Cyrus Broacha, Mtv vee-jay who was joined by comedian Jaaved Jaaferi. The combination of these two kept the audience, even those who were tensed about their nominati