Bollywood News

May 30

Hrithik Roshan, Anupam Kher, Anil Kapoor and Subhash Ghai support Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan’s film Fanaa has been banned by the Gujarat government and people. The film has been banned because Aamir had supported the Narmada Bachao Andolan campaign. Aamir had asked the government of Gujarat to rehabilitate the thousands of displaced farmers and villagers who would lose their homes and land. Unfortunately quite a few political parties did not take Aamir’ s stance on this, very well and hence have boycotted his films in the state of Gujarat, until he tenders an apology to the p

May 29

Director Ram Gopal Varma chooses Amitabh Bachchan over Shahrukh Khan

Director Ram Gopal was supposed to start his film on Time Machine with Shahrukh and Kareena in September. However things took a turn when Varma went ahead with his other project with Amitabh Bachchan based on the Hollywood film Lolita. This upset Shahrukh Khan as he was of the view that Varma was working on the pre-production of his film. Rumours of the ongoing tiff between Bachchan and Khan also did not help the situation. Unfortunately now Varma has decided to scrap his Time Machine project wi

Mallika Sherawat wants more money from ‘Rockstars’ organizers

The ‘Rockstars’ concert has been making waves with its performance in America. Now the organizers of the show have decided to sell the telecast rights to a television channel. However the stars performing for the show like Salman Khan, Zayed Khan, John Abraham, Esha Deol, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapur and Mallika Sherawat were not informed of this decision by the producers earlier. While the other actors accepted the terms and conditions put forth by the organizers, Mallika demanded for more mone

May 27

Riya Sen, Koena Mitra and Tanushree Dutta caught in a fracas

Bengali beauties Riya Sen and Koena Mitra are working together in Subhash Ghai’s film Apna Sapna Money Money. However as usual when two beautiful actresses are in one film, there is bound to be a clash of egos and catfights. According to sources from the film, Koena and Riya too don’t see eye to eye on many occasions. The sources also claim that Koena suddenly started developing an inferiority complex and in a fit of jealousy started spreading rumours on the sets that Riya has had a face lift. I

Salman Khan’s press conference in New Jersey

Salman Khan is the undoubted star of the ‘Rockstars’ concert. Earlier when Salman was imprisoned there were rumours that the show would be cancelled, however due to his subsequent bail, the show carried on as planned and all his fans were able to enjoy his shows across the globe. The ‘Rockstars’ group consists of several fresh and young actors like Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapur and Mallika Sherawat along with Salman. However fans were looking forward to see the star of the

May 26

Priyanka Chopra threatened by ex-secretary

The ongoing feud between actress Priyanka Chopra and ex-secretary Prakash Jaju is common knowledge in and out of bollywood circles. According to Jaju, Priyanka has not made his payments of approximately Rs 1 crore, which is a percentage for the films that the actress has done during the time he was working with her. However the actress claims that she does not owe Jaju anymore money and has cleared all his dues. Both have filed cases against the other and the case which is pending in court will

May 25

Aamir Khan refuses to tender apology for earlier Gujarat statements

Aamir Khan’s film Fanaa to be released on 26 May will not be screened in the state of Gujarat, due to his earlier support for the rehabilitation of the Narmada dam affected people. Aamir had earlier lent his support to social activist Medha Patkar along with the hundreds of villagers who were being displaced from their homes due to an increase in the height of the dam in Gujarat. He supported their pleas of being rehabilitated elsewhere. Aamir had also spoken to the media about the mishandling o

Aamir Khan and Kajol’s tête-à-tête

Aamir and Kajol star in Yash-Raj film Fanaa. They are both actors who have extremely diverse methods of working. Kajol follows a more spontaneous method and is an instinctive actor, while Aamir is a methodical and organized actor who prefers to get into the character. This is Aamir and Kajol’s first film where they have been paired opposite each other. Fanaa has already received more than its fair share of publicity due to the several controversies that the film has been embroiled in. However th

May 24

Birthday celebrations for Karan Johar and Aishwarya Rai’s mom

Film director Karan Johar will turn another year older on 25 May, unfortunately this year the talented director will be having a quite birthday, just with his mom. Karan Johar has enjoyed great success in all his films. From enacting a small part in the film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge to directing his super blockbusters Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Na Ho, the director has received tremendous appreciation and success not only in India but worldwide. This year Karan J

Yash-Raj Film, Fanaa creates a hype

Yash-Raj film Fanaa is stirring up quite a controversy just a few days prior to its release. Yash-Raj distributors want a higher profit percentage from multiplex theaters. However multiplex owners are refusing to budge from their stand and give into the distributor’s demands, as they fear it may set a precedent for other film distributors. Another controversy for Fanaa is that the film has been banned by the state of Gujarat, owing to Aamir’s support and remarks for the cause of the Narmada proj

May 23

Shilpa Shetty to be brand ambassador for Romanov, vodka brand

Shilpa Shetty the bollywood belle may not have had many film releases of late, but the actress seems to be endorsing quite a few products. Vijay Mallya, MD of the United Breweries (UB) group has chosen Shilpa Shetty to be the brand ambassador for Romanov, their vodka brand. Shilpa will now be endorsing alcohol too. Romanov is currently one of the most popular brands of vodka and holds a major percentage in the market. United Spirits wants to achieve a dominant place in both the local and in

Item girl Rakhi Sawant in trouble with the law

After Shilpa Shetty and Reema Sen were in trouble with the law in Tamil Nadu on the charges of obscenity, it’s now the turn of item girl Rakhi Sawant. The item girl is known for her bold performances and raunchy clothing. Rakhi has been performing stage shows within Maharashtra. Unfortunately while performing at Kolhapur on 18 May, the damsel was charged for wearing vulgar clothing and performing obscene dance gestures. Rakhi was there to promote a popular beer brand. A case has been registered

May 22

Shahrukh Khan’s new ad campaign with actress Vidya Malvade

Shahrukh Khan is the brand ambassador for the car brand, Santro. King Khan has done several ads for this car brand. Now he is all set to do another ad, this time with a bollywood actress who is not very well-known. Shahrukh will be doing the ad with actress Vidya Malvade. Vidya is a model turned actress who made her debut in a Bhatt film, Inteha alongside Ashmit Patel. Unfortunately the actress’s acting career has still not taken off, in spite of debuting with a well-known filmmaker. Vidya

Ajay Devgan and Vivek Oberoi at Cannes Film festival

After bollywood beauties, Aishwarya and Preity dazzled at the Cannes, it’s now the turn of bollywood hunks Ajay Devgan and Vivek Oberoi to make an appearance at Cannes. Both Ajay and Vivek are there to promote their forthcoming film Omkara, which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. On 20 March, a promotional event was held at Carlton Hotel on the beautiful Nikki beach at Cannes to promote Omkara. The event was held by Eros International’s Kishore Lulla, the international distributor of Om

Aamir Khan and Kajol’s next venture together

Aamir Khan and Kajol are a fresh pairing that will be seen together for the first time on- screen in a Yash-Raj film, Fanaa. The film will be releasing on 26 May. However the promos are already on air and the chemistry between the two actors seems to be receiving good reviews. This has led to a new assignment between Aamir and Kajol. They will now be doing an international concert in the US together. Earlier on Aamir was reluctant to do a stage show, but apparently the foreign promoters off

May 20

Yash-Raj film distributors want more profit percentage

Yash-Raj productions will be releasing their first highly anticipated film of the year, Fanaa next week. The year 2006 will also see the release of their film Dhoom 2, a sequel to the earlier Dhoom which received good reviews at the box-office. Besides their own productions they also have an impressive line up of films for distribution like Rakesh Roshan’s sequel Krrish and Karan Johar’s Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna. Overall Yash-Raj seems to have quite a few big releases this year, and it is this fac

Aishwarya Rai admits to being a victim of domestic violence at Cannes

Aishwarya Rai, the bollywood beauty was the cynosure of all eyes at the Cannes film festival and the beautiful actress did not disappoint. She shined and dazzled all around her with her confidence and beauty. However it was also here at Cannes that Ash’s deep buried wounds resurfaced once again. Ash made an appearance for her film ‘Provoked’ which is a true life event of a woman who was the victim of domestic violence for ten long painful years. Miss Rai was seen promoting the film along with re

May 19

Cannes 2006 reloaded with Preity Zinta

After Aishwarya Rai creating a stir with her presence at the 59th Cannes film festival, it’s now the turn of other bollywood actors to make their presence felt at the Cannes. Preity Zinta was spotted on the second day of the festival. Preity was seen wearing a pretty, classic, gold western styled dress and dazzled all with her dimpled smile and bubbly personality. She was escorted by Caroline Gruosi Scheufele, the president of jewellery giant Chopard. Preity Zinta will also be promoting her soon

Indian actor Feroz Khan banned from entering Pakistan

Veteran bollywood actor Feroz Khan has once again got himself into a controversy. Actor Feroz Khan is known for getting into trouble, much to do with his wild ways. Last month on 29 April the bollywood actor attended the premiere of brother Akbar Khan’s film in Pakistan. The event was deemed as a historical moment, as Taj Mahal-An eternal Love Story was one of the first movies to be officially screened in Pakistani theatres after many years. Unfortunately a shadow was cast on the event, when Fer

May 18

Aishwarya Rai dazzles at the 59th Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film festival was first started in 1932 and held at Venice to encourage the development of all forms of cinematographic art and foster a spirit of collaboration between film producing countries. Later on post World War 2, the festival was revived in Cannes. Bollywood has been associated with Cannes since the early days. Many Indian films like Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zamin, Rajkumar’s Awara etc were screened then, but after that there was a lull in the participation of Indian cinema. Howe

Imran Khan invites Sushmita Sen for fundraising of his cancer hospital

Former Pakistani Cricketer, Imran Khan has been garnering the support of Hollywood and bollywood stars to raise funds for his cancer hospital in Karachi. Imran Khan is actively involved in politics and social causes in Pakistan. Later in his life after Imran Khan retired from cricket, he decided to build a hospital. The hospital is named Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center in memory of his mother who was diagnosed with cancer and later succumbed to the fatal illness. Rece

May 17

Amisha’s role in Ankahee similar to her grandmother’s life story

It is widely known by one and all that Amisha Patel is estranged from her family, her parents and younger brother Ashmit due to several reasons involving money as well as the presence of current beau Vikram Bhatt. However the only person that Amisha continues to maintain a warm relationship with in the family is her grandmom. The actress is very close to her grandmother and they each dote on the other. Amisha Patel, one of the lead actresses of Ankahee plays the role of a loving wife and mother

Salman Khan upset with Shahid Kapur

The ‘Rockstars’ concert has constantly been in the limelight for one reason or the other. The concert is being performed in several different countries across the globe and presently the group is performing in the United States. The group consists of several famous and well-known actors like Salman Khan, John Abraham, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapur, Mallika Sherawat, Esha Deol and Zayed Khan. With so many stars in one show, it is quite common for catfights or misunderstandings to occur. Recently S

May 16

Aamir Khan’s creative interference

Aamir Khan is no doubt one of the finest actors of our times. Unfortunately this tag of being one of the best comes with a price, a price that producers and directors working with him must pay. Apart from being known as a fine actor, Aamir Khan has a reputation for often giving unasked for creative inputs in films starring himself. Aamir Khan is often found telling his producers and directors how to do their jobs. His recent film Fanaa, a Yash Raj film too has been at the receiving end of Aamir’

Bipasha Basu’s holiday in Goa with family

While boyfriend John Abraham is busy touring the world for his ‘Rockstars’ concert, girlfriend Bipasha Basu too is spending some quality time with her family. Bipasha’s parents, her elder sister Bidisha and little nephew along with younger sis Bijoyeta were all down from Kolkata, for the summer vacations. Bipasha packed up her family and headed out to the land of sun, sand and plenty of surf…Goa. The Basu family decided to take a family vacation which was well deserved since it was ten years bac

May 15

Abhishek and Karisma’s former relationship, inspiration for bollywood film

Nilesh Mulye debutant director has chosen a real life story to make his debut in bollywood. The director has chosen to make a film on the former relationship of Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor. The former couple was engaged at one point of time and was even set to marry, before things suddenly and unknowingly fell apart. Karisma then wed business tycoon Sanjay Kapoor. Abhishek is presently rumoured to be seeing bollywood queen Aishwarya Rai. The film has tentatively been titled Glamour

Model turned actor Shayan Munshi arrested

Model turned actor Shayan Munshi was arrested at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport in Kolkata. Shayan was arrested in connection with the ongoing trial of the Jessica Lall murder case. Munshi is a key witness in the murder of late model Jessica Lall, he later turned hostile which led to the case collapsing. The case was earlier tried in a Delhi court and all nine accused were acquitted. But due to public pressure the case has once again been re-opened and a re-trail is soon to follow.

May 14

Amisha Patel not being promoted equally for Ankahee

Vikram Bhatt’s Ankahee is based on his life and his relationship with X Miss Universe and actress Sushmita Sen. It is a film that is fictional and partly non fictional. Esha Deol is playing Sushmita’s character, while real life girlfriend Amisha Patel plays the hero’s wife. Aftab Shivdasani enacts the role of Vikram in the film. However the promos of the film are largely promoting Esha Deol’s presence in the film. This has led to a friction between producers, Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC) a

May 13

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has not paid daily wage workers on Sawariya sets

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is currently busy with the shooting of his next film Sawariya. The film stars newcomers Ranbir Kapoor, son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh and the female star is Sonam, daughter of Anil Kapoor. The film is being touted as a love story and is the launch pad for these debutantes. Unfortunately, recently while shooting many of the daily wage labourers working on the sets of this film have not been given their daily compensation. The workers belonging to an Allied Mazdoor

Shahrukh Khan upset with Director Ramgopal Varma

Shahrukh Khan is soon to produce and act in a film that will be directed by Ramgopal Varma. His film is based on Time Machine and will also star Kareena Kapoor as the female lead. Ramgopal and Shahrukh have been waiting for an opportunity to work with each other for quiet some time now. From the time that Varma announced his film on Time Machine with Shahrukh and Kareena, it seems to be dogged by one controversy after another. After the recent controversy of Shahrukh producing Varma’s film, once

May 11

Rani Mukherjee’s first bonny little niece

Rani Mukherjee will have a new role now, that of a doting aunt off screen. Her sister-in-law has recently delivered a little baby girl. The entire Mukherjee house is abuzz with laughter and celebration, as this is the first grandchild in the family. Rani and her brother Raja Mukherjee were both present throughout the delivery at the hospital. Says the proud doting father “We were all waiting for this big moment and it has finally happened. The entire family including Rani was present at the hosp

Saif Ali Khan will not be doing Qurbani remake

Saif Ali Khan seems to be very busy these days. After citing date problems for not doing Mani Ratnam’s ‘Guru’, he has now decided to opt out of Feroz Khan’s remake of ‘Qurbani’. The actor has once again cited date problems as the reason for not doing the film. Saif Ali Khan was supposed to play the character of Vinod Khanna in the film. Feroz Khan will direct the film with himself in a part and with son Fardeen Khan in the lead role. Saif Ali Khan does not have dates to accommodate the film

Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards

Another awards ceremony that honours the stars and their talent in bollywood was witnessed on 7 May, Sunday. The Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards is a viewer’s choice award where voters from India and around the globe select their favourite stars. The function was held at a suburban hotel in Mumbai. A bevy of bollywood beauties and hunks dazzled and strutted their stuff. There were a variety of categories, Sabsey Favourite Hero category saw the Khans-Salman and Shahrukh Khan battle it out, wit

May 10

Shahrukh Khan’s home ‘Mannat’ not on his name

Recently it was brought to notice that Amitabh Bachchan’s home ‘Jalsa’ was not transferred onto his own name, but was on the name of his sister-in law till recently. Shahrukh Khan had bought a beautiful 23,400 sq.feet bungalow in Bandra-Bandstand in 2001. However it is being said that this house too has not been transferred onto Shahrukh’s name, but remains in the name of the previous owner. Shahrukh’s home is a beautiful palatial sea facing house, guarded by a huge high iron gate and tight

Salman Khan and ‘Rockstars’ concert jinxed

Salman Khan seems to be sharing an uncanny jinx with his worldwide concert “Rockstars’. First the actor was imprisoned due to which the concert had to be postponed, next was a freak accident for actor John Abraham who is also a part of the concert. Well, finally when the producers managed to get the show on the road, a new roadblock has come up. According to sources actor Salman Khan has been refused an entry visa into Canada. Salman Khan started his ‘Rockstars’ concert and even performed i

May 9

Mallika Sherawat’s Airport tantrum

Mallika Sherawat has decided to go in for a complete wardrobe change, but that’s only for her off-screen image. The actress who is known for her skimpy outfits and dare bare attitude has now given up her plunging necklines and rising hemlines for the highly demure attire of a burkha off-screen. Mallika decided to wear a burkha to keep the overtly intrusive media and public at bay. Recently on a world tour, accompanied by other high profile celebs, the actress turned up in a burkha and refused to

Stay Order for Aryan-The Unbreakable

The film Aryan-The Unbreakable has been having a bad spell. The film has been continuously delayed for one reason or the other. The film stars Sohail Khan and Ash look alike Sneha Ullal. The film has been produced by Vipin Anand and Poonam Khubani. The story revolves around the life of a boxer written and directed by Abhishek Kapoor. The music and lyrics have been done by Anand Raj Anand. Recently singer Neha Bhasin who was not credited in the film for a song filed a case against the film and a

Music composer Naushad passes away

Veteran music composer for Hindi films, Naushad Ali passed away on 5 May, 2006. The music maestro was well known for his musical hits in films like ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and ‘Mother India’. 86 year old Naushad Ali was unwell for quiet some time now and he was admitted to hospital on 20 April after complaining of uneasiness. Naushad came to Mumbai from Luknow in the 1930’s and became extremely successful in the next two decades. Naushad Ali was born on 25 December 1919. He was a recipient of the D

May 8

Yash Chopra, Karan Johar and Rakesh Roshan unhappy with Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti has had a great turnover in many parts of India. The film has received great applause and continues to do so. The producers of the film, UTV, wanted the masses to be made aware of this phenomenal success. Hence UTV had come out with an ad that claims Rang De Basanti is the second highest grosser of the decade. The ad had been seen in quite a few leading daily newspapers. In a report it was revealed that UTV’s Rang De Basanti grossed approximately $ 3 million in its opening m

May 6

John Abraham: “I am looking forward to getting my new baby, my new bike.”

John Abraham is currently relaxing and getting better after his recent bike accident where he injured his leg. He is extremely relieved to be out of hospital, as he has been on a hospital bed twice this year, once due to a severe bout of viral fever and the other due to his leg injury after the accident. Well, now the actor is hoping things will be much better, starting with his upcoming world tour. The actor is also really excited as he will be getting a new bike soon. Nothing can deter th

May 5

Yash Raj film ‘Fanaa’ shrouded in controversy

Fanaa, a Yash Raj production stars Aamir Khan and Kajol Devgan. The film is eagerly anticipated and the music of the film which is already out, has been receiving good reviews. But recently it has been reported that some music channels have refused to air the Fanaa trailers and have even gone as far as to ban the trailers. The head of the music channels claim that they decided to ban the trailers, as Yash Raj Films had reportedly asked for money for showcasing the promos of the film. Howeve

May 4

Homesick, Aishwarya Rai takes a break

Aishwarya was busy for the last month with shooting for Mani RatnamÂ’s film Guru in Badami. The actress has been under a lot of stress in the last month, what with the media continuously speculating on her break up with Abhishek Bachchan and more recently her receiving a lot of flak for her performance in The Mistress of Spices. Finally when Mani Ratnam decided to shift shooting location to Chennai, the actress decided to take a much needed break and return home as she was missing her folks.

May 3

Amitabh Bachchan’s 'Cheeni Kum' denied shooting permission

Tabuh-bachchan/' title='Amitabh Bachchan' class='article_display_tag' data-id='amitabh-bachchan' id='article_tag_data_amitabh-bachchan' style='display: inline-block;'>Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu are currently shooting for their new film together, titled Cheeni Kum. The cast and crew of the film were all set to shoot in a posh complex in Gurgaon situated on the outskirts of Delhi. The filming was to take place at the Malibu Town. However, after the entire cast arrived at the location, they were denied permission to shoot there and were turned away. President of the Malibu Town Resident’s Welfare Association (RWA), Prabhakar Srivastav said, “It is a small in

Rakesh Roshan accused of plagiarizing story of Krrish

Bollywood is a place where one man’s meat is another man’s poison. In the last few years more and more cases of plagiarizing have come to the fore, be it songs composed, lyrics or even stories. Even many well-known and big time producers and directors have been embroiled in plagiarism. From the sheer number of films that are being released with the exact same concept, it is quite evident that Bollywood and its makers are running out of original ideas. Another film that has recently been accused

May 2

Tuscan Verve Zoom Glam Awards

Suave and stylish, that’s how the Zoom Glam Awards were, presented by clothing brand Tuscan Verve and held at Hilton Towers, Mumbai on Sunday, April 30. The awards are the first of its kind that recognizes glamour and personalities of prominent people like actors, actresses, politicians and fashionastas from various fields. The awards honored many celebrities and others from the film world. The event was co-sponsored by Chateau Indage, Evian, Seagrams and Bright Advertising. The event sparkled w

May 1

Feroz Khan insults and abuses in Pakistan

Recently, the entire cast of Akbar Khan’s film 'Taj Mahal' was in Pakistan to represent one of the first Indian films that will be screened in Pakistan after a considerably long time. The Indian delegation consisted of many members from the Khan clan, including Fardeen Khan and his wife Natasha. Mahesh Bhatt was also a part of this honorable delegation along with several other actors and government personnel. The trip was to mark a new beginning for the ongoing peace process between Pakistan and