Bollywood News

June 30

Kangana Ranaut shocked over Jeeva's death

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut is in a state of shock after hearing the news of prolific cinematographer and director Jeeva's death. Jeeva, whose last big hit was "Unnale Unnale", died of a heart attack Tuesday in St. Petersberg while shooting for the Tamil film "Dhaam Dhoom" in which Kangana plays an important role. "His body was flown to Mumbai today (Wednesday). I can't believe Jeeva is gone. He was so young," Kangana told IANS. "On Tuesday ni

Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah to be honoured in London

London, June 28 (IANS) Eminent Indian actors Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah will be honoured by a Britain-based film organisation here Sunday. "These two living legends (Puri and Shah), who attended the same school of acting and started their career almost around the same time, will speak on 'Life and times in Indian cinema' before an invited audience," said Parvaiz Alam, director of India-EU Film Initiative, that will be honouring the icons of Indian cinema at the Nehru Centre here

Esha Deol to dance to Shibani Kashyap's tune

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Singer-composer Shibani Kashyap has churned out a sizzling item number for the film "Sunday" that will feature Esha Deol. Titled "Kashmkash", the song is a very dark, intense number with a thrilling touch to it, heightening the climax of the film being directed by Rohit Shetty. With Esha dancing to Shibani's tunes, it is bound to be a little different. Virat Mi

Even non-Bengalis will connect with my film: Anjan Dutt

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) It's a satire on the Bengali community living outside Kolkata. But filmmaker Anjan Dutt is confident that his film "The Bong Connection" will connect with all, especially urban youth. The film, slated for release July 6, tells the story of two young Bengali men, one living in New York and the other in Kolkata but aspiring to go to Texas, who are ethnically similar but radically different in their views of life. "It's the story of second gener

June 28

Yash Raj Films in a tight spot

Yash Raj Films is known to be one of the oldest and most prestigious production houses in bollywood. The production house has always been associated with quality films and has delivered many hits till date. However recently the production house seems to be going through a lean phase where their films Tara Rum Pum received a luke warm response and even Jhoom Barabar Jhoom was a quite a dud at the box-office. The quality of their films seems to have suddenly dipped. And there only seems to be more

Ajay Devgan at loggerheads with Cash film director Anubhav Sinha

Ajay Devgan was last seen in Omkara where he received due praise for his role in the film. Omkara also received critical appreciation. Now Ajay will soon be seen in another multi-starrer film Cash. The film stars Ajay Devgan, Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, Shamita Shetty, Suniel Shetty etc. However it seems that after shooting for a major portion for Cash, Ajay has developed some problem with the director of the film Anubhav Sinha. In fact actor Ajay Devgan seems to be caught between the differences bet

June 27

Vivek Oberoi gets pricey, raises his fee

Vivek Oberoi made a successful entry in bollywood with Company and Saathiya, however after that things went downhill for the actor. After Vivek picked a bone with top actor Salman Khan, the actor’s professional life seemed to have gone for a toss. All his films were a flop, however recently lady luck turned on him and his recent film Shootout At Lokhandwala was a hit and also fetched him accolades for his role of a gangster in the film. Unfortunately though once more the success seems to have go

Aamir and Salman Khan set to do a film together

Finally it seems that all the Khans of bollywood, Salman, Shahrukh and now Aamir are planning to work together and are even socializing together. After Salman and Shahrukh patched up, they have recently become extremely close friends and have been spotted chilling out together a lot. There was also talk of some mega project between Sallu and SRK. Now it seems the reticent Aamir Khan has also decided that it may be worth his while to befriend Salman and others. Salman and Aamir have worked togeth

June 26

Rani revives her friendship with Abhishek after his marriage

Rani Mukherjee has recently been linked with the elusive Aditya Chopra and there have been rumours of an engagement between the two. However Rani’s family and friends claim that the rumours are false and instead Rani is busy shooting for her film Laga Chunari Mein Daag along with co-star Abhishek Bachchan. Abhi is just back from his extended honeymoon and has resumed his shooting for the film. Though everyone expected that things would be awkward between Rani and Abhishek as she was not invite

Priyanka’s excited about singing, living on her own and film Drona

Priyanka Chopra recently signed a three film deal with UTV Motion Pictures. The prestigious deal will give Priyanka the benefit of being part of the creative processes involved in the film, like the scripting, genre of film, creative inputs etc. The deal will be over a period of four years and Priyanka is extremely excited about the prospect of being involved in the creative workings of a film. Priyanka says “My contract with UTV is very exciting as I sit on the film from its very conception,

Salman Khan gifts ‘Taj Mahal’ to Marigold co-star Ali Larter

Everyone is well aware that Salman Khan is an extremely generous co-star, especially to those he is fond of. So it came as no surprise when Sallu bhai decided to gift his English film co-star Ali Larter a gift. Salman is known to have developed a sweet friendship with Ali, after the two shot extensively for their film Marigold. In fact knowing Salman and his way with women, there were obviously rumours linking the two stars too. However Sallu’s choice of gift to Ali Larter was extremely intere

Shilpa Shetty faces problems back home in India

Shilpa Shetty may have become extremely popular in the UK after doing her stint with a UK based reality TV show. The actress is so popular with the UK audiences that recently when she went to Yorkshire for the Iifa 2007, fans out there screamed and were extremely excited to see her walk down the green carpet. In fact according to sources fans actually ignored newly wed couple Aishwarya-Abhishek who happened to walk the green carpet at the same time as Shilpa Shetty. So it seems that Shilpa actua

June 25

Bipasha Basu to host Seven Wonders of the World ceremony in Lisbon

For the first time ever, the new Seven Wonders of the World will be chosen through a global election and many celebrities worldwide will come together for this historical moment. Our very own Bengali, bollywood beauty Bipasha Basu too will be an integral part of this event, all set to host the gala show in Benifica Stadium, Lisbon. Bipasha will be seen alongside international personalities Hilary Swank and Sir Ben Kingsley. Bipasha Basu is extremely excited and says “History beckons me and I h

June 22

Saif Ali Khan is single and definitely mingling

One expects that Saif Ali Khan would be nursing a broken heart what with his recent break-up with long time girlfriend Rosa. However now that the actor is single, he definitely seems to be making the most of his single status and certainly enjoying all the female attention that he is getting. Saif is not nursing a broken heart any more but is happy mingling around with some beautiful women. Recently the actor was allegedly linked with hottie Bipasha Basu. Saif and Bipasha have shot together

June 21

John and Bipasha claim no break-up between them

They are one of bollywood’s hottest couples, Bipasha and John but recently this couple has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Recently Bipasha Basu has been linked with several of her co-stars and even John has been linked with some gal or the other. Recently there were rumours once again circulating like last time that the couple’s relationship has come to an end. However both John and Bipasha claim that none of the link-ups are true and their personal relationship is still very m

June 20

Rumours of a showdown between Yash Chopra and son Aditya Chopra

On the surface everything seems to be running smoothly for Yash Raj productions, in fact there is a lot of excitement with the recent tie up between the production house and Walt Disney to make animation feature films. However insiders claim that there has been personal trouble brewing between father Yash Chopra and son Aditya Chopra for quite some time now. The trouble between the father-son duo is due to Adi’s impending divorce from his separated wife Payal. She is the daughter of the Chopra’s

June 19

Deepika Padukone-The next rising star of bollywood

While bollywood and audiences are yet waiting to watch Deepika Padukone make her debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in Om Shanti Om, the pretty lass seems to have already got more than a foothold into the film industry even before her debut. Whilst Deepika’s debut film may see a Diwali release, she seems to have already won over many hearts in tinsel town. Sources claim that Deepika has also signed a prestigious Yash Raj banner film opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Now it seems Deepika will also play the lead

Rani Mukherjee engaged to Aditya Chopra

It seems like it’s wedding season for Bollywood. Actress Rani Mukherjee and producer Aditya Chopra had a quiet engagement on Monday and are said to be getting married soon. Bollywood Mantra covered the news in the past. According to sources, the Roka took place at the Chopra bungalow where Chandini was shot. It’s also reported t

June 17

Saif, Kareena’s voices for animation tie-up between Disney and Yash Raj

Yash Raj Productions is one of the most prestigious production houses in producing qualitative bollywood films. Their films with its first class cinematography in foreign locales, its brilliant stories and its first rate actors have managed to make a mark across the globe. And now proof that they are one of the best production houses in bollywood comes from the fact that Walt Disney, one of the supreme international production houses has decided to tie-up with Yash Raj films in India. Walt Disne

June 14

John and Bips may call it quits with their relationship?

Recently there has been a lot of speculation regarding John and Bipasha’s relationship. In fact both John and Bips have recently been linked with other people and sources claim this has caused a lot of friction between the couple. Sources also add that recently when John and Bips were shooting for their film Goal together in London they couldn’t stop fighting and hence after they returned from shooting they decided to go their separate ways. However there have been rumours in the past too that t

June 13

Aamir to sport bald look for Hindi remake of Tamil superhit Ghajini

Aamir Khan has always experimented with his hair style for several of his films. In Dil Chahta Hai he had a short youthful crop, in Mangal Pandey he grew his tresses and in Rang De Basanti he sported curly ruffled bangs. Well now the actor is all set to sport a new fresh look, Aamir will sport a bald pate for his forthcoming film which is the Hindi remake of the Tamil super hit film Ghajini. Aamir will actually go bald for the role rather than use a wig. Aamir is a perfectionist and likes t

Hrithik to choose his films, directors, co-stars and gets Rs.35 crore package

Hrithik Roshan is definitely considered one of the top stars in today’s time and a lot of production houses are vying to work with the talented actor. Some time back sources claimed that Hrithik was working on a Rs.35 crore deal with Adlabs Productions. But earlier there were some glitches and the deal was not confirmed. After much negotiations, Hrithik Roshan and Adlabs have finally embarked on the deal. Adlabs head Manmohan Shetty confirms the deal and says “Yes, Hrithik has signed the deal. I

Govinda’s daughter, Narmada makes her debut opposite Salman in grand style

Actor Govinda may not be overtly media savvy or great in his own public relations, but now the actor is definitely making a change as far as daughter Narmada’s public relations is concerned. Govinda’s daughter Narmada has made her acting aspirations in bollywood quite clear to her parents. So recently Narmada made her grand debut opposite Salman Khan on the Iifa red carpet. While everyone was speculating on whom Salman’s mystery girl was, father Govinda was extremely happy with all the attention

June 12

Bipasha Basu and ex-flame Dino Morea bond at Iifa

Recently actress Bipasha Basu’s personal life seems to be taking a new turn with rumours first linking her to co-star Saif Ali Khan and now to ex-boyfriend Dino Morea. Bipasha was recently seen with actor Saif several times, however she claims that they are just good friends. Now according to sources the feisty Bengali actress Bips spent a lot of her time at Iifa besides ex-beau Dino Morea who was also present at the event. Bips and Dino also made a public appearance together in Mumbai for the l

Amitabh Bachchan plans to return to television once again

It may seem like actor Amitabh Bachchan has been there and done that for every kind of role that comes his way. The actor at 60 plus has tried his hand at all kinds of role, negative roles, singing, dancing, music albums, television etc. In fact Amitabh made a comeback with a second innings in bollywood with game show Kaun Banega Crorepati on television. And now the actor is all set to enthrall his fans once more with a stint on television. The actor confirms that he will soon be returning to TV

June 10

IIFA 2007 in Yorkshire rocks

The 8th annual Iifa awards saw brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan take a train ride with son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai to the grand IIFA 2007 event. Amitabh Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty opened the event inside Leeds Town Hall where brand ambassador Amitabh was given a special gift of a blue blazer with the words Yorkshire all over it. At the 8th annual Iifa opening Amitabh said “Iifa is really a celebration of Indian cinema beyond Indian shores and we are very happy to be here in

June 8

Shahrukh the superhero versus Hrithik and Abhishek

Shahrukh Khan is finally treading the part of his much younger contemporaries and is set to experiment with a new and varied role. Like Hrithik, SRK is soon set to play a superhero. SRK is in talks with director Shirish Kunder to produce and star in a sci-fi film that will most likely have him play a superhero. The film’s storyline and script is being researched and readied for taking off next year. As for this year, SRK will soon be seen in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om which is based on the re-inc

Rumours of Saif and Bipasha sharing sizzling off-screen chemistry

Saif Ali Khan has recently been going through a rough phase in his life. He recently suffered a severe artery blockage for which he was hospitalized and more recently the actor broke-up with long time Italian girlfriend Rosa. Well Saif is keeping his mind off stressful things with work. Saif’s co-star actress Bipasha Basu who stars with him in Abbas-Mustan’s Race too has seen some tough times recently what with boyfriend John being linked to all his co-stars like Vidya Balan and Mallika Sherawat

June 6

Katrina Kaif refuses to talk about her relationship with Salman

Katrina Kaif began her career on the wrong foot when her debut film ‘Boom’ did exceptionally bad at the box-office. When the actress decided to make a comeback after a few years, she was known more for her romantic liaisons with actor Salman Khan. Salman and Katrina have been spotted together during several occasions, the two even made an appearance as guests on SRK’s KBC. However neither Katrina nor Salman have ever accepted their relationship as more than friends. Katrina recently again refuse

June 4

Salman Khan flirts with Hollywood co-star Ali Larter

Salman Khan is known for his Casanova ways with women. He is playful and flirtatious with many bollywood beauties. The actor was known to have been dating some of the best looking women in bollywood. So naturally Salman would be at his charming best whilst working with Hollywood beauty Ali Larter in his Hollywood film Marigold. Sources claim that Sallu was drawn to the star’s beauty and was his usual flirtatious self with her when they shot extensively in India for their film. On the sets w

June 1

Vivek Oberoi wants an imperfect woman

Vivek Oberoi seems to be back with a bang after receiving praise in his recently released film Shootout at Lokhandwala. The actor has played a negative character with finesse in this film and will soon be seen in Fool N Final, a comedy. After his professional life climbing up, everyone is curious to know if his personal life too is going to take off. But the actor confirms “I am single.” Recently there were several rumours linking Vivek with a number of women. However Vivek claims these are all

Events:SRK’s daughter Suhana charms all at celeb kiddies workshop

Bollywood couples are a regular feature at parties and other social do’s, but this time for a change their young ones were allowed to frolic in the spotlight at a kiddies workshop held at Salim’s Khan’s home. The exhibition cum workshop for artistic creativity was held by Salman’s niece Alizeh, daughter of Alvira and Atul and a few of her friends. The event though was filled with little stars trying their hand out at painting, making jewellery, pottery etc. Some of the bright little stars