Bollywood News

January 31

Preity Zinta’s personal message to the people of Mumbai

The Mumbai Municipal elections will be coming up but unfortunately there are many people who don’t bother to cast their vote. Hence actress Preity Zinta has been roped in to promote an awareness of the importance of voting during the upcoming elections. Preity wants people to go out there and vote as she feels it will definitely make a difference, Preity says “If you want better Mumbai, only you can make it happen. This is the moment to translate opinions into votes. We all should be proud of Mu

January 30

Abhishek applies sindoor on Ash’s forehead

Ash, Abhi and the entire Bachchan family recently visited the Vindhyachal temple in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh along with Samajwadi party leader Amar Singh. Ash and Abhi also took part in a spiritual ritual where 51 other couples were married in a ceremony. The ceremony was organized by the members of the Samajwadi party and was their gift to Amar Singh. When Ash came out of the temple she was seen with sindoor on her forehead which is the sign of a married bride, this left several onlookers stunne

O P Nayyar, veteran music composer expired on 28th January

Veteran singer Omkar Prasad Nayyar who has composed for several bollywood songs in the 70’s and 80’s expired on 28th January due to a heart attack. Nayyar was 81 years old and had no previous ailments before his sudden heart attack. O P Nayyar was born in 1926 in Lahore and got his first break as a composer in 1949 in the film Kaneez. Nayyar was estranged from his family and hence was living with some of his relatives. According to his relatives “Nayyar was in perfectly good health prior to his

January 28

Bachchan family and Ash visit temple and French Embassy in Delhi

The entire Bachchan family along with their soon to be daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai recently visited the Vindhyavasini Temple in Mirzapur on the occasion of good friend and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh’s birthday. The Bachchans, Ash and Amar Singh witnessed a mass marriage ceremony too organized by Samajwadi party organizers. The Bachchan family is well renowned for their temple visits and now it seems that Ash too is following suit, this was the first time after their engagement that Ash-

January 26

SRK gifts his watch to contestant and romances a lady on KBC

For months there has been speculation whether King Khan will be able to live up to the image created by Big B on the daily television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. The media and audiences too have been skeptical about SRK being able to replace Amitabh Bachchan’s charisma on the show. For SRK it is also a nostalgic moment as he returns to television after making his debut many years back on the small screen. Well the first week of KBC has passed and according to TRP’s and audiences reactions,

January 24

John Abraham on Water being nominated for the Oscars

Deepa Mehta’s film ‘Water’ which stars John Abraham and Lisa Ray has been nominated in the final five of the Oscars in the best foreign film category. Water has been a film which has been in a lot of controversy back home in India. The film was earlier supposed to be made in Varanasi but due to several problems Deepa was unable to make it in Varanasi. Now Water is Canada’a entry to the Oscars and the film has managed to get a nomination at the Oscars. The film is based on Indian widows in Varana

January 23

Rani Mukherjee on her sabbatical from the public and media

Rani Mukherjee has hardly been seen in the limelight ever since her film Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna released. However Rani did have a terrible run in with the media in Varanasi where she was recently shooting for her film with the Yash Raj banner along with Konkana Sen Sharma. However Rani claims that she was not deliberately avoiding the media and her fans, but she was in New York shooting for Siddharth Anand’s Tara Rum Pum. Rani says “I was completely cut off from Mumbai in New York. It was fun to

January 22

Priyanka Chopra and Vidya Balan chat about Salaam-E-Ishq

Vidya Balan plays the role of a news reporter Tehzeeb while Priyanka plays the role of Kkamini, an item girl in Salaam-E-Ishq. For Vidya signing SEL was an impulsive decision which she did after hearing the script. Vidya is immensely excited about her tack in the film and loves the script of the film which is basically a different love story. Vidya says “Salaam-E-Ishq is truly an ode to love; it depicts the story of six different couples and six different kinds of relationships. Despite whatever

Ash-Hrithik smooch edited from Dhoom 2 due to Bachchan family’s disapproval

The Ash-Abhi engagement and soon to be wedding has received plenty of media and public attention. The Bachchans have accepted Aishwarya Rai into their highly respected family in spite of the unmatched horoscopes of her and Abhi, Ash’s highly publicised relationships in the past etc. There has also been a lot of speculation as to whether Ash will quit films after getting married to Abhi, however Abhi claims the decision to continue work is entirely hers. Now however it seems that the Bachchan fam

January 18

Shilpa Shetty attempts to diffuse racial controversy

The nation has been in a furor over the racial remarks on the UK based reality show Big Brother and the media too has been blasting the news all over. However the channel has another take and claims that no racism was being promoted deliberately to up the TRP’s of the show. However now even Shilpa Shetty has refuted any racial remarks made by the housemates after earlier having been the one to claim that she was being racially targeted. Even Shilpa’s family claim that they do not feel she is bei

January 17

John Abraham and Akshaye Khanna on Salaam-E-Ishq

John Abraham plays Ashu, a news channel editor while his wife is played by Vidya (Tehzeeb) who is a reporter with the same channel. Akshaye Khanna plays the role of a bachelor who has a phobia with committing to marriage. John says “I am very happy with my track. I was not given the option of another track in the film and it has turned out beautifully. Vidya and I share a great chemistry onscreen.” However Akshaye’s story is a bit different, he was approached by director Nikhil Advani to play an

January 16

Shilpa Shetty’s racial woes and other travails in Big Brother

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty was extremely thrilled after being the only bollywood celebrity to be approached to be part of the UK based reality TV show, Big Brother . Shilpa also managed to clinch an ideal package estimated to be around Rs.3 crore for the show. When Shilpa entered the show she had great expectations of having fun and bonding, but now Miss Shetty is soon realizing that living

SRK‘s hip-hop music video and a wax statue at Madame Tussauds

Shahrukh Khan is all set to take the small screen by storm with the third season of Kaun Banega Crorepati starting on 22 January 2007. The promos are on air and SRK is trying his best to woo the audiences with his on-screen antics. Shahrukh has taken over as host from none other than the bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. Hence he has tough competition to live up to the image that Bachchan has created with his unique style on the show. Now SRK is setting up his own style, he will soon be recordi

January 15

Amitabh on Ash-Abhi’s engagement and his son’s role in Guru

Rumours, assumptions and predictions by the media, god men and fans predicting marriage plans between the couple have finally come true after Ash and Abhi got engaged this Sunday. The first family of bollywood, the Bachchans and even the Rai family are extremely happy with the engagement. Ash and Abhi have been dating each other for quite a while now. Abhishek and Ash are also extremely happy with the positive response that their film Guru has received. Now the big question that everyone’s curio

Is Ash quitting films for marital bliss to Abhishek?

The industry s buzzing with rumours that Aishwarya Rai will be quitting films after her soon to be nuptials with Abhishek Bachchan. The rumours of Abhishek getting married to Ash in February have been doing the rounds for quite a while in spite of both the stars denying it. The Ash-Abhi love saga has been hogging media attention since a while and the couple has finally acknowledged their relationship by getting engaged. This is sure to send producers and directors into a panic wave, as Ash is co

January 14

Aishwarya and Abhishek get engaged

Finally Ash-Abhi have come out in the open and publicly accepted their relationship by getting engaged on Sunday. The couple are also celebrating the success of their film Guru together along with their engagement. Amitabh Bachchan has confirmed the news that his son Abhishek has gotten engaged to Aishwarya Rai. The engagement was held at the Bachchan residence ‘Jalsa’ and was a low key affair. Abhishek is supposed to have proposed to Ash after the premiere of Guru in New York and Miss Rai immed

January 13

Salman Khan snubs John’s girl Bipasha Basu

The ongoing feud between actors Salman Khan and John Abraham continues into the New Year too, with Salman refusing to forgive and forget the latter’s behaviour during the rockstars tour. Salman has made several jibes against John in the past few months, one of the most recent ones being that Baabul didn’t do too well at the box-office due to the latter half which incidentally had John leading. Salman has even ignored him publicly thus making his dislike for John quite clear to one and all. Howev

January 12

Amitabh Bachchan extremely proud of Abhishek’s performance in Guru

Amitabh Bachchan may be termed as a legend in bollywood, but he is also a father and an extremely proud one today. Amitabh recently got a chance to watch Mani Ratnam’s film Guru which releases today and he can’t stop gushing about his son, Abhishek’s performance in the film. Amitabh is extremely proud of Abhishek’s performance in the film and claims that Abhi was incredible in the film and that he would not mind watching the film again an again. Amitabh claims that this was Abhi’s role of a life

January 11

Sanjay Dutt has not married aspiring actress Maanayata

Sanjay Dutt was recently seen walking hand in hand with a lady called Maanayata at the Star Screen Awards, ever since then the media had gone berserk trying to uncover more information about the lass and her past life. Well Maanayata seems to have plenty of skeletons hidden in her closet and they all seem to be tumbling out thanks to her liaison with Sanju baba. Apart from that, Sanju recently also had cl

January 10

Rumours of Saif Ali Khan and Rosa having constant fights

Saif Ali Khan and Rosa’s relationship has constantly been dogged by rumours of a split. The couple have been seeing each other since two years now and have also talked about tying the knot soon. Saif who has been previously married also has two kids. Recently according to sources Saif and Rosa have been having constant bitter fights, but Rosa tries to clear the air claiming that all’s well between them. There were rumours earlier too that Saif was not happy with Rosa seeking a career in the glam

Hrithik Roshan celebrates his birthday

Hrithik Roshan has just turned 33 years and the past year has been a great one for the actor. Hrithik also recently received the beat actor award at the GIFA and at the Star Screen Awards. Hrithik has had two super hit films this year, Krrish and Dhoom 2 where his performance was appreciated tremendously. Personally too the actor had a good year with the birth of his son, Hrehaan. Hrithik looks forward to 2007 now with films like Jodha Akbar opposite Aishwarya Rai. He brought in his birthday wit

Bipasha Basu performs with sex workers

Bipasha Basu performed to the beats of one of her most famous songs ‘beedi jalai le’ again, but the difference was that this time she performed the number with other sex workers. Bipasha was part of Aastha organization and Hollywood celebrity Richard Gere’s Heroes Project who are trying to promote the cause of social awareness against AIDS. Bipasha was asked to be a guest on the show, but she suggested that she perform along with the girls instead. Bipasha truly wanted to be a part of such a gen

January 9

Abhishek Bachchan on his forthcoming film Guru

Abhishek Bachchan is extremely happy with his role in Mani Ratnam’s Guru. He plays the lead opposite Aishwarya Rai once again and hopefully this film will prove luckier than his other films with the actress. Abhishek considers this a role of a life time; he says “Guru is one of those films that I know I will never get again.” Abhishek has had to push himself for his role in Guru both in terms of acting and even for his physical appearance. Abhishek looks forward to the release of the film on Jan

Sanjay Dutt’s new love interest, Manya

Everybody’s taking about the new lady in apna ‘munnabhai’, Sanjay Dutt’s life right now. Sanjay is supposedly dating a lady by the name of Maanayata and the two of them recently even made a public appearance at an awards function hand in hand. Sanjay has apparently been seeing Manya, as she is fondly called for quite a few months now. The two lovebirds appeared extremely comfortable and relaxed despite the furtive glances and whispers around them. According to sources Manya has been respons

Bollywood Movies in 2006

Bollywood churns out hundreds of films every single year and every year there are a number of flops and hits. Here is a list of bollywood films that released for the year 2006, along with their reviews. ‘36 China Town’ The film was produced by Subhash Ghai and directed by Abbas-Mustan, it starred Shahid Kapur, Kareena Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, debutant Upen Patel, Tanushree Dutta, Paresh Rawal,

January 8

Abhishek wants the media to leave his marriage alone

Much has been said about the romantic relationship and impending marriage plans between Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. Now actor Abhishek Bachchan seems exasperated about the topic and recently showed his displeasure when yet again he was quizzed about his relationship with the beautiful Miss Rai. Abhishek said “It’s not about truth or denial. We live our lives on a public platform and its okay for the media and the society to scrutinize our lives publicly. If I am a public figure I have t

January 7

Bipasha Basu's birthday plans

Bipasha Basu turns another year older today and here’s wishing her a very Happy Birthday. Bipasha is extremely happy with the year that’s gone by; she received critical appreciation and even won the Best Actress award at GIFA for her role in Corporate. On the personal front too, the lass seems to be enjoying her time with beau John Abraham. Bipasha loves surprises, gifts and loads of pa

January 5

Salman Khan mobbed by anxious fans in Hyderabad

Salman Khan was recently in Hyderabad to walk the ramp for a brand of sunglasses. The ramp show began three hours late at a five star hotel when the actor made a later than usual entry. Salman tried to make up for his overtly late arrival by distributing free sunglasses to the crowds and tried to interact with the crowds. But the crowd went berserk on seeing their star and some even jumped up on to the stage to try and get near the actor. Salman was in Hyderabad as a brand ambassador for a

Mallika Sherawat’s New Year act brings controversy

Mallika Sherawat always seems to be getting into controversies, even if she makes an appearance for a few minutes. Mallika Sherawat recently brought in New Year with a sensual dance performance at J.W Marriot five star hotel. The actress was reportedly paid an exorbitant amount to perform for less than hour. However there were rumours that on the night of the performance, Mallika staged a walkout after performing for a while as the organizers had not stuck to their part of the contract which sta

January 4

Bipasha and John hosted a small get together for New Year

Everyone in bollywood brought in New Year’s by either going out on a holiday to some exotic place or by attending lavish parties. But one of the hottest couples in bollywood, Bips-John brought in New Year’s with a small get together of close friends. John and Bipasha had a small dinner for some of John’s close friends at his terrace flat. However amongst this small private group of friends, no one from bollywood was invited and the gathering consisted solely of John’s close friends who stay abro

January 2

Madhuri Dixit’s New Year morning

Madhuri Dixit, the dhak dhak girl is back in Mumbai city to make a comeback in the Hindi film industry. Mads has signed a film with one of the most prestigious production houses, Yash Raj Films for her return to bollywood. Her two young sons are also in the city with her. On New Years day, Madhuri was up at the crack of dawn and began her day with her usual jog at the Juhu Beach with a session of yoga later on. The fact that it was five am on New Year’s morning did not bother her at all and she

Ash and the Bachchans boycott Shahrukh’s New Year bash

The cold war between SRK and Amitabh Bachchan seems to be getting hotter by the day and the New Year too does not seem a good enough reason for the two bollywood biggies to bury the hatchet. Recently according to sources SRK had refused to do an extended cameo in Ravi Chopra’s Bhootnath which stars Amitabh as the main lead due to the on going rivalry between the two of them. Now it seems like Amitabh is getting back at the actor by boycotting SRK’s New Year bash. Shahrukh Khan and