Bollywood News

April 29

Will Salman Khan Essay don Abu Salem’s role onscreen?

Underworld don Abu Salem who is currently in jail has expressed a desire to his counsel to make a film on his life. The don who was caught with one time actress and wife, Monica Bedi in Portugal for traveling under forged passports was extradited and sent to India. He has been charged with the 92-93 riots in Bombay and several other accusations. Abu Salem would like any of the three popular Khans’, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan or Aamir Khan to enact his role onscreen. The film will be produce

April 28

Priyanka Chopra’s ex-secretary to file PIL against release of Krrish

Priyanka Chopra and her ex-secretary, Prakash Jaju’s fall out has been in the news for quite a while. The battle between the popular upcoming actress and her secretary continues to tarnish the actress‘s public image. Prakash Jaju had earlier filed a case against the actress in court citing non-payment of dues for around Rs. 1 crore. However, later, due to an appeal and assurance given by politician Amar Singh, Prakash withdrew his court case. But after almost a year, Prakash’s dues have still no

April 27

Fardeen Khan and Ritesh Deshmukh in a comedy caper

Director E. Niwas is directing a comedy film and wants to cast actors Fardeen Khan and Ritesh Deshmukh in it. The director has worked with Fardeen Khan in his earlier comedy venture ‘Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’. The film starred Saif Ali Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Fardeen Khan, Twinkle Khanna and Sonali Bendre. Now the director will attempt his second comedy film. Both Fardeen and Ritesh have given the director a verbal commitment to do his project. Both Fardeen and Ritesh Deshmukh have been

Hrithik has performed all his stunts in Krrish: Rakesh Roshan

Rakesh Roshan is anxiously waiting to wrap up his film and decide the date for his Rs 50 crore film, Krissh. Son, Hrithik Roshan will play the lead in this sci-fi film, which has been touted to have excellent special effects on par with Hollywood. The film is a sequel to ‘Koi...Mil Gaya’. Director Rakesh Roshan claims that even though Krissh is a sequel, the film has its own personal distinct identity. He says “Contrary to the popular belief that sequels don’t work in India, I feel that any

April 26

Dia Mirza’s frightful encounter in Rajkot

On 23 April, Sunday, film star Dia Mirza went to Rajkot to perform at a police function. The actress was excited to be among her fans in Rajkot. However, later that same evening her enthusiasm turned into a nightmare. At a press conference on Sunday evening, Dia made a statement supporting Aamir Khan and his stance on the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA). This is what led to a backlash from a political party in Rajkot. Dia Mirza had to face the party and its supporters’ ire for voicing her personal

British actor Jason Connery with Katrina Kaif in ‘Namaste London’

Vipul Shah’s film ‘Namaste London’ will star British actor Jason Connery as the second lead in the film. The British actor will play the second romantic interest opposite Katrina Kaif. Jason Connery is the son of Hollywood legend, Sean Connery. Vipul Shah’s film is loosely based on the classic ‘Purab Aur Paschim’. Vipul Shah will approach, Jason for the second lead role in the film, which will be shot mainly in contemporary London. Vipul Shah says, “We are in talks with Jason Connery for th

April 25

Aishwarya Abhishek Love Story comes to an end?

After a whirlwind romance and insiders predicting marriage, it’s now finally the end of the Ash-Abhishek romance saga according to reports doing the round. The Ash-Abhi relationship, which was under tremendous media and public scrutiny, has finally crumbled. The reason according to sources is Aishwarya’s astrological sign, which was not conducive to Abhishekh’s career. According to sources “Abhishekh’s career has just taken off, and Ash is a ‘manglik’ (influence of planet Mars in her astro

April 24

Aamir Khan’s new ‘Thande Ka Tadka’ ad for Coca-Cola

Aishwarya Rai’s advertisement for Coca-Cola’s ‘Thande Ka Tadka’ campaign featured the beautiful actress in a light, fun filled avatar. It’s now the turn for Coca-Cola’s other brand ambassador to feature in an ad for the ‘Thande Ka Tadka’ campaign. Aamir Khan has played a variety of roles over the past few years for the various Coca-Cola campaigns that he has done. He has played a Bihari, Nepali, Punjabi and even a Tapori (loafer). This time too Aamir will be seen in a different get up, which is

April 22

Aishwarya Rai injured on the sets of Mani Ratnam’s Guru

Aishwarya Rai had a minor accident while shooting on the sets of Mani Ratnam’s film ‘Guru’. The actress was shooting at Badami in Karnataka’s Bagalkote district. Aishwarya was riding a bicycle when the chain got stuck and the actress was thrown off the bicycle. Fortunately, the actress did not receive any serious injuries. The actress’s secretary, Hari Singh says, “Aishwarya had a minor accident, the skin on her fingers started peeling off and it started bleeding profusely and she also has

April 21

Ram Gopal Varma: “I want to make a ‘Darna’ series.”

Ram Gopal Varma will be directing ‘Time machine’, which will star Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The director has wanted to work with these two talented actors for quite a while and now he finally has the opportunity to do so. In fact, he has an added bonus, as Shahrukh Khan will also be producing the film. Director Varma says, “The minute Shahrukh offered to produce the film I agreed. Some people think it might restrict my freedom, but in fact, I think it gives me more freedom since I can fo

April 20

Saif Ali Khan and Priyanka Chopra to star in a film based on Soccer

Saif Ali Khan and Priyanka Chopra will be starring together in a UTV produced film, which is set against a backdrop of soccer. This film, which has soccer as its setting seeks to capture the triumphant human spirit and will be directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The entire film will be shot in Europe during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Vice President of UTV, Ram Mirchandani confirms saying “The film is definitely happening. It will have a big star cast, which we are in the process of finalizing. We ar

April 19

Red chilly locket symbolizes Aamir Khan’s character in Fanaa

Aamir Khan always has a new and refreshing look for all his movies. While in ‘Lagaan’, he had the rusty, brown complexion of a poor, hardworking labourer, in ‘Mangal Pandey’ he had long hair and a thick moustache and in ‘Rang De Basanti’, he sported a young and cool style. Nonetheless, he always manages to keep in mind the style quotient of his character. So what is his style funda going to be in his next Yash-Raj film, Fanaa? Aamir will maintain his cool, young-hip look for his film Fanaa.

Hrithik Roshan might play Hamlet

Shakespeare is a revered figure among literature students, but of late, it seems that many of our Bollywood directors also seem quite fixated with Shakespeare and his works. After Vishal Bharadwaj’s Maqbool, based on Macbeth, managed to capture the attention of Indian audiences, his next film tentatively titled Omkara is based on Othello. Next in line to join the line of Shakespeareans, is director Onir. The director wants to do a film inspired by Hamlet. Director Onir says, “Hamlet is one

April 18

Shahrukh Khan and Isha Koppikar chill out on the sets of ‘Don’

Farhan Akhtar’s cast and crew recently had a great time shooting for the film Don in Malaysia. The entire cast decided to take a day off from shooting and indulge themselves. They languished and played volleyball on the beach of Langkawi. While all the boys played ball, Isha Koppikar was the only girl who decided to rough it out with the guys. And although Shahrukh and Isha were in opposite teams, they all still managed to have a blast. Currently back from Langkawi Isha playfully says, “I h

April 16

Soha Ali Khan to endorse ‘Globus’ and Mallika Sherawat for ‘Seven-Up’

Globus is the retail chain of stores promoted by Rajan Raheja. They have recently signed Soha Ali Khan as their brand ambassadress. Soha will be the face of Globus for 2006-07. Soha has already appeared in a number of print ads and hoardings across the city. Soha Ali Khan was recently seen as the young and vivacious girl in the film ‘Rang De Basanti.’ She received quite a few applauses for her role in the film. Mr. Vinay Nadkarni, CEO of Globus says, “Globus stands for cool and casual fashi

April 15

Salman Khan granted permission to go abroad for ‘Rockstars’

Salman Khan’s bail and subsequent release from jail witnessed a lot of fanfare and celebrations both in Jodhpur and in Mumbai. There were scores of fans who eagerly waited outside his residence to catch a glimpse of their hero. Salman too was overwhelmed by his fans support. Now the actor will be relieved and elated as he has been granted permission to travel abroad by the District and Sessions Court. When Salman Khan arrived back in Bombay after spending three days and nights in a Jodhpur

Aamir Khan lends his support for the Narmada Bachao Andolan

The Narmada Bachao Andolan is group of social activists headed by socialist Medha Patkar. These activists aim to bring justice to those people who have been displaced due to the Narmada dam that has been constructed by the government. Aamir Khan, director of Rang De Basanti, Rakesh Mehra and a few other cast members from Rang De Basanti joined this group of activists in their fight for justice. On Friday, April 14, 2006, Aamir Khan participated in the demonstrations put up by the Narmada Ba

April 13

Salman Khan gets bail

On Thursday morning April 13, 2006, Salman Khan and his family breathed a sigh of relief when Khan was granted bail by the court in Jodhpur where the Chinkara poaching case was being heard. Salman Khan looked relieved as he was met by brother Sohail Khan, sister Alvira Khan and girlfriend Katrina Kaif outside jail. After three days and three nights spent in the Jodhpur jail, sleeping on the hard floor with no pillow, eating ordinary meals and passing his time with his cellmate, Salman will

Kangana Ranaut, Gangster’s debutant actress injured on the sets

Gangster, a film produced by the Bhatts has had its fair share and usual dose of controversies since it has been due for release. The film stars the Bhatt camp blue-eyed boy, Emraan Hashmi, Shiney Ahuja and newcomer Kangana Ranaut. However, being embroiled in controversies is nothing new for a Bhatt film, it is almost second nature that promotes and gives publicity to the film. Notorious gangster, Abu Salem claims that the film is based on the story of his life. He has even decided to file

Salman Khan's losses due to Imprisonment

Salman Khan was sentenced to five years imprisonment on Monday, 10 April 2006 for the poaching of an endangered deer species (Chinkara) in 1998 in Jodhpur. Salman was immediately taken into custody after the Chief Judicial Magistrate announced the sentence. Salman’s lawyer could not immediately file for an appeal as the courts had already shut for the day, also the next day was a public holiday and hence the appeal could only be made on Wednesday, 12 April 2006. On Wednesday 12 April 20

Bipasha Basu’s take on Love, Life and Films

Bipasha Basu, the sultry siren who made her presence felt in bollywood with her film 'Jism' opposite boyfriend John Abraham loves her profession of acting. She believes that most people in this industry are genuine, but there are always a few who give a bad name to this industry. However, good or bad she assures that after personally experiencing a bitter episode, she has decided to safeguard herself and her interests in this glam world. Bipasha Basu was very upset, recently when her ima

April 10

Salman Khan sentenced to five years of imprisonment

Bollywood star and controversial kid, Salman Khan was sentenced to a five-year rigorous imprisonment and sent to a Central Jail in Jodhpur by a local court in the black buck poaching case. Earlier Salman had received a one-year sentence in the poaching case, but a stay order was issued, later, after the actor and his lawyer appealed in a higher court. Chief Judicial Magistrate Brijendra Kumar Jain also imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 on the actor, after which he was taken into custody and sent

John Abraham injured in an accident

John Abraham had a bike accident on Saturday, April 8th, as he was riding his Yamaha 1100 cc motorbike. The actor banged into two cyclists who were riding in the opposite direction. He hit his head on the pavement and his right leg was pinned under the heavy weight of the bike. The actor was riding his bike in the Khar Danda vicinity when the mishap took place. John, along with the two boys who suffered minor injuries, was taken to Bhabha Hospital, Bandra. Dr Satyan Mehta, who treated John

April 7

Amitabh Bachchan to star in Ramgopal Varma’s ‘Nishabd’

Amitabh Bachchan is back from his prolonged illness to what he does best, acting in films and roles that have character. He is presently completing his pending assignments and after that has already signed Ram Gopal Varma’s film, titled, ‘Nishabd’. Varma’s film has been inspired from Vladimir Nabokov’s immortal novel ‘Lolita’. The film’s subject deals with the concept of an old man intensely reciprocating the love of a much younger girl. The film has Bachchan playing the role of a 54 year-o

April 6

Karan Johar and Preity Zinta invited to the Cannes Film Festival

Last year, actresses Aishwarya Rai and Mallika Sherawat were invited to the Cannes festival. This year it’s the turn of director Karan Johar and actress Preity Zinta to represent bollywood at this esteemed film festival. Both these celebrities will attend a special dinner at this event. Preity Zinta is extremely excited about being invited to the Cannes and says, “It is an honour to represent your country at the global platform. Aishwarya and Shahrukh Khan had also attended the film festiva

April 5

Bobby Deol to play himself in ‘Nanhe Jaisalmer’

Bobby Deol will be doing an interesting role in director Samir Karnik’s film ‘Nanhe Jaisalmer’. He will play the character of himself, that is, actor Bobby Deol in the film. Director Samir Karnik had made his debut with the film Kyun…Ho Gaya Na. But unfortunately, the film flopped at the box-office in spite of having top stars Aishwarya Rai and her then beau Viveik Oberoi. Bobby Deol himself has not had too many hits in the past and has done films like Ajnabee, Humraaz, Dosti: Friends forever an

Aamir Khan and Kajol to sing for Fanaa

After Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan lent their vocal chords for the film Baabul; it’s now Aamir Khan and Kajol’s turn to sing for their movie ‘Fanaa.’ The two actors will be starring in a Yash Raj film titled ‘Fanaa.’ The movie is highly anticipated as it will star Aamir and Kajol for the first time and it will also be the comeback film of Kajol after her hiatus from films post childbirth. Although Aamir has sung for his earlier films like Ghulam, Mangal Pandey and Rang De Basanti, this is

April 4

Priyanka Chopra agrees to do Harry Baweja’s Love Story 2050

Love Story 2050 a film directed by Harry Baweja, which will see the launch of his son Harman Baweja, has faced its fair share of problems. Recently, just when Harry was finally ready to begin the shooting of the film, his lead actress, Kareena Kapoor decided to stage a walk-out citing date issues. The director went through a terrible loss, as the film had to be re-scheduled. However, the Bawejas can finally get on with their film as they have found a fine actress to replace Kareena. Priyank

April 2

Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan to play Rock Musicians in ‘London Dreams’

Raj Kumar Santoshi will be directing Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan in his new film titled London Dreams. The film is a long cherished dream project for the director and he has already started shooting for the film. Santoshi’s earlier films included Khakee and Family, which were less than mediocre at the box-office. Santoshi states, “I’ve started shooting for my film London Dreams with an initial stint at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The film is about a rock band in England. Salman Khan and