Thursday, March 26, 2009

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Barbie Doll of Bollywood?

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is going to become the first actress from Bollywood to whom a Barbie doll will be modeled after. Though nothing has been finalized it, it is expected that a Barbie doll will be launched in the market model after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. International superstars like Beyonce Knowles and Diana Ross have achieved this distinction. Reports have it in the media that Indian designers will design the dress for the Barbie doll featuring Aishwarya Rai look.

Aishwarya is the former miss world winner and is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. However, there are many people who do not think that Aishwarya can be termed as a great actress, but this move to bring out a Barbie doll with Aishwarya’s look has proven that Aishwarya is still an ambassador of Bollywood cinema in international market.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sanjay Dutt on Joining Samajwadi Party

Sanjay Dutt, a bollywood star, has recently joined Samajwadi Party and is going to run for Lok Sabha election next month from Lucknow constituency. Sanjay’s father Sunil Dutt was also a legendary bollywood actor as well as a leader of congress party. Sanjay Dutt has recently said that his father would have been upset over his joining the Samajwadi Party which is now in alliance with ruling congress party.

However, Sanjay has also said that he would have convinced his father on this regard. Sanjay Dutt thinks that both Congress and Samajwadi Party shares same values of secularism and working for the betterment of the people. However, Sanjay Dutt’s sister Priya Dutt, who is a Congress MP from Mumbai, has been very much upset over Sanjay’s move to join the Samajwadi Party.

Sanjay Dutt has a very good image among the general people and his bollywood image could help him to win the election. Moreover, the actor seems to be getting lots of support from his bollywood colleagues as Sanjay Dutt has a friendly image among his fellow bollywood stars. Overall, Sanjay Dutt has a very good chance of becoming a member of Indian parliament.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Week-long Bollywood Film Festival Kicked off in Poland

A bollywood film festival titled “Experience the Real Taste of India” has been started on Monday in Poland. During the week-long festival, popular bollywood movies including seven new movies will be shown in 12 cities including the big towns like Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw and Gdansk as well as the small towns like Koszlin, Lodz, Szezecin and Bydogosz across Poland. Some of the films which will be shown during the festival are Aamir Khan’s directorial debut Taare Zameen Par, Dostana, directed by Tarun Mansukhani, John Jeffcoat's Outsourced, Atul Agnihori’s Hello, and Tashan, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. Organized by the Indo-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IPCCI) and Epelpol Entertainment, the film festival wants to give the Polish people a taste of contemporary Bollywood movies.

Poland seems to be the next big foreign market for Bollywood movie. Shah Rukh Khan has already become very popular in the country as Shah Rukh-starrer box office hits like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alwida Na Kahna, Main Hoon Na, Dil Se have been screened in Poland over the last four years. This time Polish people could watch Aamir Khan on the big screen. It is yet to see if Aamir Khan could also earn a starry image in Poland.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Shahrukh Khan Getting Over Shoulder Injury

Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan is gradually recovering from his shoulder injury and is expected to be back in work very soon. The actor sustained a shoulder injury while acting in an action scene for Dulha Mil Gaya. Shahrukh Khan has been in complete rest for the last two months following his shoulder surgery. According to reports out in the media suggests that he would come back in acting very soon and start working for Karan Johar’s directorial My Name Is Khan. Shahrukh Khan’s last public appearance came at Filmfare Award 2009.

This is good news for Shahrukh fans. The fans of Kolkata Knight Riders should also be very happy ahead of IPL 2009 tournament.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Amisha Patel: From Acting to Politics?

Bollywood actress Amisha Patel is going to take part in the upcoming general election in India for the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) from Rajkot parliamentary constituency. Jayant Patel, the president of NCP Gujarat Unit, said that Amisha agreed to represent NCP in next month’s general election from Saurashtra region. Earlier, it was reported that NCP would field either Amisha Patel or former cricketer Ajay Jadeja from this parliamentary constituency. Jayant Patel is hopeful about Amisha’s success in the election.

Amisha Patel achieved stardom with her debut Bollywood movie Kaho na pyaar hay where she was seen opposite Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. Amisha Patel, however, could not live up to the expectation of Bollywood fans and failed to meet the promises she made initially in her career. Now, let us see if Amisha Patel can bring out success as a politician.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Aishwarya Rai is a fan of A. R. Rahman

A. R. Rahman recently won the Oscar award and he is now the top of town. Although, Slumdog Millionaire is a British movie but the main attraction was perhaps the music of A. R. Rahman from India. Except him, it is more less British film made by British actress and actors, directors and other technician. So, A. R. Rahman is getting a lot of media attention and Aishwarya Rai recently stated that she has always been a very big fan of A. R. Rahman. She also said that it was an honor for her to act in the movie that the music was composed by A. R. Rahman. I agree with Aishwarya Rai in this point because A. R. Rahman is indeed one of the best musicians that Bollywood movie has ever seen. In fact, in our old time, he is simply the best and he is the only person in Bollywood who could reach near to the international standard. As a result, not only he has got Oscar but he also earned a lot of fame for himself and for Bollywood.

Aishwarya Rai is not selective about actor

In April, it will be two years of marriage for Aishwarya Rai with Abhishek Bachchan and until now, perhaps it has been a couple like that did not create any undue media attention. It was stated at the beginning that Abhishek Bachchan did not have good relationship with her mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan but it seems that at least she doesn’t have any problem with her husband Abhishek. So, it is right to know for the fans that she is happy in her marriage life and she has been active in Bollywood movies too. Recently, some people may thought that she is not that much keen to act with other actors and she like to be in a movie more with her husband.

However, she has said very frankly that she doesn’t have any problem with any actor. Of course, it seems that she has been able to make some enemies in Bollywood. There is rumor that she may not be keen to act with Shahrukh Khan and you know that she has romantic history with Salman Khan. Vivek Oberoi is also another actor that is too much keen to be with her or she is not too much to act with Vivek Oberoi. A few days ago, Aishwarya Rai also turned away offer to be in an advertisement with Sonam Kapoor. So, it seems that the number of actors is becoming fewer and it is better she focuses more acting with her husband and this way she can gradually finish her career. Aishwarya Rai is getting old if you look at the Bollywood trend then you will see that no actress after the age of 40 could continue her popularity. The best example is Madhuri Dixit. I really belive that Madhuri is a much better actress than Aishwarya but at the age of 30 or 40 Madhuri Dixit tried to make a come back and failed.

Shrima Rai coming in Bollywood movie?

Do you know Shrima Rai? She recently won the title of Mrs India competition. I really can not understand what this competition is all about except that it is only for married woman. Well the Indian are very eager to copy and follow American in almost everything. So, there is no problem for me to see that there is a competition called Mrs India for married woman. As I stated earlier Shrima Rai won the title. She is the sister-in-law of the famous Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai. In fact, she is the wife of this Bollywood actress brother. So, she is part of the famous family. She recently gave an interview to Times of India in which she expressed her desire to come to Bollywood movies and she likes to work with ShahRukh Khan or Aamir Khan. I am sure that her being a part of Aishwarya Rai be a positive thing and if she tried then it will not be very difficult for her to get a roll in a movie. However, it will be very difficult to get any kind of success as the time for Bollywood is very bad. There is hardly any super hit move and I really lament for this matter.

Aishwarya Rai expecting child?

It is perhaps the most important question for Bollywood fans at this moment as there is no big super hit movie. It is really tragic for Bollywood fans to see that there is hardly anything going on and perhaps thing that debate discuss at this moment is whether Aishwarya Rai will have a baby or not in near future. When the indication is that she wants and she has talked about it recently in a TV interview. She stated that she and her husband discuss about it but they wanted child only when they are married for four years. Of course you know that she got married only two years ago in April 2007. I still remember that time because that time in another blog we used to cover a lot about it and thousands of people in India and other parts of the world were crazy to know about their marriage. I am not sure if the same amount of interest can be generated about the child of Aishwarya Rai.