Bollywood News

July 31

Bipasha Basu was nervous for item songs in Omkara

Vishal Bharadwaj’s Omkara has been receiving rave reviews and everyone has appreciated the performances by all the actors. Bipasha Basu has a special appearance as Billo Chaman Bahar in the film. Bips looked sultry and sensuous as required in the film. Bips has two item numbers in the film, the mass appeal one ‘Beedi Jalai Le’ and the other ‘Namak Issak Ka’. However Bips claims that for the shooting of these two songs in

Preity Zinta ambassador of Godfrey Philips Bravery Awards

Preity Zinta will soon be seen in her next release, Karan Johar’s film Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna (KANK) and hence she has decided to promote her film in a unique way. Preity Zinta is well known for her acts of bravery, especially after she was the sole bollywood celebrity who testified in a court of law regarding threatening calls made to her by the underworld. Now keeping up her bravery image, the actress h

Premiere of Omkara attended by the who’s who of bollywood

Vishal Bharadwaj’s Omkara has received rave reviews; everyone has appreciated the film, the performances and the director’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. In an age where there seems to be cut throat competition in bollywood, where stars vie with each other to get the best roles and filmmakers do everything for publicity, it is a complete rare sight to see some of the top actors and filmmakers of bollywood attending

July 29

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif have different priorities

Salman Khan is known to get embroiled in one controversy after the other. He has been charged in the hunting of black buck cases and also in a hit and run accident case where he ran over one person and injured three others. After Salman’s high profile relationship with Aishwarya R

July 27

Abhishek Bachchan likely to star in remake of Johny Mera Naam

Suniel Shetty is all set to venture into production and for his first venture in collaboration with Shabbir Boxwala; he will be producing the remake of an old hit film. Suniel has chosen to remake the hit film Johny Mera Naam which starred Dev Anand in the lead role. The film was earlier directed by Vijay Anand. However the script of the original film will be modified in order to incorporate the sensibilities of today’s times. Suniel Shetty is extremely excited about his project and has managed

Himesh Reshammiya to perform in USA and Canada

Himesh Reshammiya has become an overnight success in the music industry after his Aashiq Banaya Aapne song won rave reviews. The singer has been churning out one hit after the other both for bollywood film albums as well as his personal albums. Himesh was recently at the IIFA awards and performed in Dubai . Now Himesh is all set to wow audiences in the United States and Canada. The singer will be going on a 45-day US

July 25

John Abraham all set to play a Rockstar

Everyone is still talking about the major controversies that surrounded the recent 'Rockstars' concert. First the worldwide concert was postponed due to Salman Khan’s imprisonment; later John Abraham had a minor bike accident before the event. Even after the concert took off, there were several controversies like the Salman-Shahid,

Priyanka Chopra to present a speech at the Global Leadership Forum

Priyanka Chopra is definitely making a name for herself in the film industry and with each new film the actress seems to be rising higher. Well now the former Miss World is all set to wow the international audiences, but this time it is not with her acting capabilities but as an orator. Priyanka Chopra is all set to represent India at the Global Leadership Forum to be held at Kuala Lumpur on 1 August. The actress will be presenting a speech at the forum on ‘Innovation of Competitive Edge’.

July 24

KANK to be screened at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival

Karan Johar’s film Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna is all set to release on 11 August and there’s more good news for its makers, the film has been selected for a gala presentation at the prestigious 31st Toronto Film Festival. The film will be screened in Toronto on September 10 and Karan Johar along with the entire cast will be present for the event. The film deals with relationships and stars some of bollywood’s

Saif Ali Khan is still optimistic about marriage

In spite of his divorce from ex-wife Amrita Singh after ten years of marriage actor Saif Ali Khan is still optimistic about the institution of marriage. Saif Ali Khan says “I can marry anytime…it could be tomorrow or after five years. But I do see it happening, I still believe in love and marriage.” Saif totally dismisses the rumours of trouble between him and Italian girlfriend Rosa as part of the co

Naseeruddin Shah drastically altered Uttam Gada’s YHTKH script

At a time where many scriptwriters, music composers and various others who are responsible for much of the effort put into the making of a film are not given due credit, scriptwriter Uttam Gada is upset with director Naseeruddin Shah for exactly the opposite reason. Uttam Gada is a noted play writer and has been credited with writing the script for Naseeruddin Shah’s directorial venture Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota

July 20

Ash gets help to shed weight for Dhoom 2

Getting into the skin of the character, looking and dressing the part and also gaining or losing weight for a particular role is all part of an actor’s regimen in the film industry. Ash ex Miss Universe, actress and also one of the most beautiful women too has her share of travails. Ash was shooting for three different roles and hence had to put on and lose weight according to her characters in each of these films. Earlier Ash was shooting for the first schedule of Aditya Chopra’s Dhoom 2 and he

July 18

Bollywood gals Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra turn a year older

Two of bollywood’s upcoming talented, beautiful and smart beauties celebrated their birthdays on 16 July and 18 July. However unlike the usual party hopping and loud celebrations, these two beauties chose to have an extremely low key affair, this despite the fact that both simply turned 22 and 24 respectively. Katrina Kaif turned 22 yrs on 16 July while Priyanka Chopra turned 24 yrs on 18 July. While Salman hosted a small get together for his girlfriend Katrina, Priyanka celebrated her big day w

Shahrukh Khan’s double whammy

Shahrukh the king Khan has been missing from the action in tinsel town for quiet some time now. But all die-hard fans of the actor definitely have a treat in store. This year the actor will be seen in two highly anticipated films. Shahrukh will be seen in Farhan Akhtar’s remake of Don-The Chase Begins Again and Karan Johar’s Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna (KANK). While in Kank Shahrukh will play a man who is embi

July 17

Promotional Video for Omkara

After promoting his film Omkara at Cannes this year, Vishal Bharadwaj has opted for another promotional strategy this time. Lately many filmmakers have been opting to do a promotional video for their film. This is generally done to enhance the appeal of the film. Director Vishal Bharadwaj too has decided to shoot a promotional video for his film

July 16

July 15

Karan Johar celebrates the completion of Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna

Karan Johar is finally relieved that he has completed the last part of his film which was a song for Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna . It is believed that Kajol too will make an appearance in this song . Earlier the song was postponed on several occasions, firstly because of the heavy downpour for two days and sec

July 13

Naseeruddin Shah’s showdown with the producer of his film

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is all set to make his directorial debut in the film industry with his film Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota. A media briefing for Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota was held at IIFA this year and later the music launch was held at Mumbai . However this actor turned director has been having several problems with the producer of his film, Shabbir Boxwala. Naseer is known to have a bad temper and has

Bollywood stars condemn Mumbai bomb blasts

On 11 July 2006, Tuesday, Mumbai witnessed a series of bomb blasts in several trains and railway stations which is the lifeline connecting the entire city. Lakhs of people travel by train every single day. There were seven consecutive blasts within minutes of each other. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and many more have been injured. Bollywood has been known to always do their bit for society and this time too many stars have come forth to lend their support and have also staunchly con

July 12

Salman Khan’s unprofessional attitude

Salman Khan has continuously been in the news for his anti-social acts . In fact controversy seems to be following Salman. Many producers have already incurred huge financial losses for their films which star Salman. Salaam-E-Ishq by Nikhil Advani and Babul by Ravi Chopra are two films that have already been delayed mainly due to first Salman going bald and later on as he was imprisoned. Now accord

Rani Mukherjee considered the reason for Aditya Chopra’s divorce from wife

Aditya Chopra hails from one of the most well-known production houses in the film industry. The Chopra productions have a big name in the industry and when something as big as a divorce occurs in the family, the news tends to spread like wildfire. Aditya Chopra who is the son of Yash Chopra made a mark in the film industry with his film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Adi is known to be a workaholic and a powerful negotiator but he has always stayed away from the social scene. There has been talk

July 11

Ash-Akshay likely to act in Rituparno’s film

Rituparno Ghosh’s film Ragheer was to take off this year. The film was to be produced by Pritish Nandy Communications and was to star Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan. Unfortunately Vidya opted out of the film at the last moment and now the project has been stalled. Ghosh has now started with his film Sunglass which stars Konkana Sen Sharma, Sanjay Suri and Jaya Bachchan. However now there are talks that the film will be produced by UTV. According to sources the film is also going to have a new

July 10

Ajay Devgan to produce a short film with a social message

Ajay Devgan has decided to take up the cause of making people all over India aware of the disastrous consequences of 26 July 2005. This was the day last year when the entire city of Mumbai and several other parts of the country were lashed with heavy rainfalls for two consecutive days. The effects were disastrous and led to the loss of thousands of lives and homes. Ajay has decided to produce a three minute short film to make people aware of the situation, so that they will begin to act in the r

July 9

Actress Shilpa Shetty linked with Director Anubhav Sinha

Shilpa Shetty is one of those actresses who only look better with time. This beautiful actress made her debut opposite the extremely talented and successful actors Shahrukh Khan and Kajol and in the past years she has had a few moderate hits and quite a few flops. But Shilpa Shetty is not disheartened and continues to look forward to doing good work in bollywood in the years to come. Recently

July 6

Rang De Basanti vying for a Golden Globe nomination

Rang De Basanti has received outstanding reviews by the masses and critics. The film has been appreciated both in India as well as overseas with phenomenal box-office collections. All the actors and actresses have also been commended for their performances in the film. But the star of the film is no doubt the highly talented Aamir Khan. The approximate figures at the box-office have crossed a path breaking 1.25 c

July 5

Mallika Sherawat the bone of contention in the Bipasha-John split

The media has been having a field day with rumours of the Bipasha-John split . According to some sources trouble has been brewing between the couple for quite a while, however according to some a sexy hot glamorous actress is the reason for a rift between John and Bipasha. Sources claim that this actress is none other than the oomph babe Mallika Sherawat. However John and Bipasha have both clearly

Heavy rainfall affects bollywood

It’s the monsoon season and once again several states in India seem to be receiving heavy rainfall. Mumbai too has been at the receiving end of a continuous downpour since the last two days and this has led to a lot of disorder and disruption. It seems that even bollywood has been affected quite a bit by the lashing rains in the city. Many actors and actresses were not able to shoot on schedule as some could not leave their homes because of the pouring rains and some who were more unfortunate we

July 4

Clash of two big films Dhoom 2 and Don during Diwali

Shahrukh Khan at one point of time was one of the major stars in the Yash Chopra production house. The Chopra production house is extremely big and holds a lot of clout in the industry. Actors and actresses are more than happy to work with such a big banner. However it was later rumoured that there was a fallout between one of their biggest stars Shahrukh and the Chopra production house. Shahrukh was a superstar, but the Chop

KANK’s promotional strategy: Kajol and Merchandise

One of the most awaited films of the year is Karan Johar’s Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna (KANK). Karan is known to have opulent settings and costumes for his films. The starcast of KANK too has some of the biggest names in bollywood like Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee and Preity Zinta. Another constant feature of Karan Johar’s films is known to be one of his favourite actresses Kajol. She has made guest appearances in Karan’s films earlier. And now she will feature i

July 3

Priyanka’s personal problems reflected in her poor performance in Krrish

Every film has its pros and cons and even while the film Krrish has been appreciated by people, critics have given the film an average score. Nonetheless both the masses and critics have certainly lauded Hrithik Roshan’s performance in the film. Unfortunately while her co-star is receiving good reviews, actress Priyanka Chopra is receiving quite a bit of flak for her performance in the film. Not only is the actress recei

Trouble brewing between Karisma Kapur and Sanjay Kapur

The industry is once again buzzing with rumours of trouble between actress Karisma and her Delhi based husband Sanjay. Earlier too Karisma was having problems with her husband. They had separated for a while and Karisma along with her baby Samaira had returned to Mumbai to live with her parents. But after the family helped make peace between the couple, Karisma returned back to Delhi once again. Karisma has been traveling around UK for the last fortnight along with her little daughter and m

July 1

Actress Rimi Sen flirts with singer Shaan

Rimi Sen has been a constant face in most of Priyadarshan’s films. She has acted in several hit comedies like Hungama, Garam Masala and her most recent success which was Phir Hera Pheri. The Bengali beauty is gradually carving a place for herself in bollywood and will soon be seen in another comedy Golmaal. Recently she was in London