Thursday, April 30, 2009

Karan Johar Producing a Bollywood Film Addressing the Importance of Voting

Karan Johar, famous Bollywood director and producer, is currently producing a Bollywood movie, directed by Tarun Mansukhani. Karan has said that the movie would focus on the significance of voting. That means, this movie would make people realize the importance of his vote and would inspire the general people to cast their vote in election. You know that the general election of India is currently going on, and movie stars in the country are inspiring people to cast their votes in the election. Some of the film stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan flew back home only to cast their votes in the election. The movie produced by Karan Johar will be a multi-starrer involving some of today’s popular Bollywood stars like Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapur, Sonam Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Imran Khan and Asin.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Aamir Khan in Search of an Item Girl for Delhi Belly

Bollywood star Aamir Khan is now in search of a perfect item girl to feature in his upcoming project Delhi Belly, a product of Aamir Khan Productions. Initially, Aamir Khan offered Kareen Kapoor, but the svelte actress could not accept the offer due to schedule problem. Then Aamir thought of Priyanka Chopra for the role, but later on decided not to approach Priyanka as the actress had not given screen test for 2008 hit Ghajini, starring Aamir Khan and Asin. Now, it is to see who would be the perfect girl Aamir Khan would sign up for the item song of the movie Delhi Belly.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bollywood Legend Feroz Khan Leaves his Last Breath at 69

Famous Bollywood actor Feroz Khan has at last died on Monday (27 April 2009). The actor was suffering from Cancer for a long time and his battle against this lethal disease has at last stopped when he breathed for the last time. Before his death, his actor-son Fardeen Khan fulfilled his last wish to make a trip to farmhouse in Bangalore where he spent three days with his loving pets like horses and dogs. Initially, doctors were not interested to release him from the hospital as his condition was deteriorated. However, it was Fardeen Khan who convinced the doctors and took his father to the farmhouse with a chartered plane along with a doctor and a nurse.

Feroz Khan is the epitome of Western cowboyish style in Bollywood and he is always credited to have revolutionized the Bollywood style. He showed his acting as well as directional talent in the movie Qurbani. Feroz Khan directed the all time hits like Dayavan and Janbaaz. He was given the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 for his contribution to the Bollywood cinema.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Aamir Kahn to Return to India from Vacation only to Cast his Vote

Casting vote is important and significant for every responsible citizen of a country. This is the message Bollywood actor Aamir Khan now wants to express to the people of India, encounraging the general people to take up the matter of voting very seriously. Aamir Khan is now in North America to spend a two-month vacation with son Junaid and daughter Ira. Aamir Khan is planning some serious skiing in Montana at this moment, but the actor would take a break to go back to India to cast his vote during the ongoing general election of India. Known as ‘Mr. Perfectionist’, Aamir Khan has taken a two months’ break from the shooting of his upcoming project ‘3 Idiots’ opposite Kareena Kapoor.

Aamir Khan has also appeared in a number of television ad campaigns to encourage the people to go and cast their votes. I think, Aamir Khan will be the inspiration of many people in India to go and cast their votes.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Amitabh Bachchan Full of Praise about Sir Ben Kingsley

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has recently been full of praise regarding famous Hollywood actor Sir Ben Kingsley. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan met Sir Ben Kingsley at the set of Bollywood movie Teen Patti which is directed by Leena Yadav. Two legendary actors of Bollywood and Hollywood were shooting together for a number of scenes at a casino in London.

Big B said that it was a joy to work with someone like Sir Ben whom, he termed, generous and polite. Amitabh was impressed with the Hollywood star’s cooperative and competent mentality. Sir Ben Kingsley shot to fame with his performance in Richard Attenborough directorial Gandhi which won multiple Oscar awards.

Watching Amitabh and Sir Ben together would be a rare experience for the moviegoers. Teen Patti will also be the Bollywood debut for Hollywood legend Sir Ben Kingsley. Naturally, the movie will have huge attraction among the movie fans.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sonam Kapoor Sister Reha Kapoor Waiting for Bollywood Debut as Producer

Anil Kapoor’s elder daughter Sonam Kapoor has already caught the attention of Bollywood moviegoers with her charming presence in her debut movie Saawariya opposite another debutant Ranbir Kapoor. Now, it is time for Reha Kapoor, younger daughter of Anil Kapoor and younger sister of Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, to make her way into Bollywood.

However, Reha Kapoor is not following the footstep of sister Sonam to become a bollywood actress. Rather, Reha Kapoor, who studied in New York, USA, is going to enter into the Bollywood industry as a young producer. She has been reported to work for father Anil Kapoor’s upcoming home production title Ayesha which stars Sonam Kapoor in the lead role. The movie Ayesha will be based on the novel Emma by famous novelist Jane Austin whose another famous novel Bride and Prejudice was also made film.

Reports have it in the media that Anil Kapoor was not happy with the performance of elder daughter Sonam Kapoor in her debut film Saawariya. That is why, Anil Kapoor has taken up this project to feature the real talent of Sonam Kapoor. Let us see, if Ayesha becomes a success story for Anil Kapoor as well as his two daughters: Sonam Kapoor and Reha Kapoor.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ranbir Kapoor to Appear in New Bearded Look in Rocket Singh

Bollwood’s new sensation Ranbir Kapoor is keeping a low profile these days as he is growing his beard for his role of a Sikh man in the movie called Rocket Singh. Directed by Shimit Amin, the movie will feature Ranbir Kapoor in its leading role. Saawariya-fame Ranbir reportedly feels very shy regarding his new bearded look and would continue maintaining a low profile for 15 days until the beard is grown fully.

Well, keeping low profile for a new look is nothing new in Bollywood. Sometimes, it is also used as a publicity stunt for the movie. I can still remember that bollywood fans were surprised when Aamir Khan appeared with his Gajhni look for the first time with a scar on his head. I am not sure whether Ranbir Kapoor is also trying to attract the bollywood fans by not coming to public for sometime now. However, it has been reported that the youngster refused to go to Dubai along with his parents for vacation. It seems that Ranbir Kapoor is dedicated for his role in the movie Ranbir Kapoor.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bollywood Superstars Heading towards South Africa

Many Bollywood superstars are now heading towards South Africa where IPL 2009 twenty20 tournament is now going on. Well, three of the eight IPL franchises are owned by Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Priety Zinta and Shilpa Shetty. So, naturally Bollywood stars would like to go and visit South Africa to support the teams owned by the fellow actors.

Shah Rukh, Priety and Shilpa are already in South Africa as they all took part in a parade held on the Cape Town streets prior to the tournament. Besides these star owners, it is expected that there will be a number of Bollywood stars in South Africa during the 59-day IPL 2009. Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who is now in South Africa to shoot for ‘Fear Factor II’ program and is expected that he will be seen in the stadium any day during the tournament. Here, it is notable that Akshay along with Katrina Kaif were seen supporting Bangalore Royal Challengers during IPL 2008. I do not know if Bollywood actress Katrina will also go to South Africa to support her team.

There are some other movie stars who are either brand ambassador or supporters of IPL teams and you could expect that some of them would go to South Africa to support their favorite team during IPL 2009.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Katrina Kaif on the Iconic Status of Salman Khan

Katrina Kaif has recent said that Salman Khan, Katrina’s off-screen love bird, will always remain an iconic figure among Bollywood fans; no matter, whether his films work well or not in the box office. Well, Katrina Kaif is currently enjoying her best time of her career, while Salman Khan’s career is deemed to be going down as the superstar could not churn out any big hit over the last couple of years. Still, Katrina Kaif believes that Salman Khan has an iconic status in the industry and his status will not be affected.

When Katrina Kaif came to bollywood industry, Salman Khan was a mega star and he helped young Katrina Kaif to launch her bollywood career. Now, Salman Khan’s career is fading away, while Katrina Kaif is at the top of her career and she is now one of the top most sought-after actresses in the bollywood industry following her series of successes over the last couple of years.

Meanwhile, the rumor mills of Bollywood tinsel town suggest that Salman and Katrina have been parted away. However, Katrina Kaif’s recent comment on Salman Khan proves that they are still in good terms and maintaining their relationship well.

Well, I also personally believe that Salman Khan’s iconic status will never be affected because the star has a large number of loyal fans to whom he will always remain the young lovely boy with full of talent.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Shah Rukh Khan to Appear in Sprite Commercial

You might have seen Shah Rukh Khan in Pepsi ad on television for a number of times in the past. Well, now be prepared to see the King Khan in a television ad of Sprite, the lemon drink of Pepsi-rival Coke. Why Shah Rukh Khan is turning to Sprite from Pepsi?

Well, Pepsi has recently ended its deal with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. Soon after the news regarding the end of Pepsi’s association with Shah Rukh Khan came into the media, Coke just jumped into the scene to have Shah Rukh Khan signed up for its Sprite brand. It has been reported that Shah Rukh Khan appear in Sprite’s seedhi baat campaign which will kick off very soon.

Reports also have it in the media that Sprite will make fun of Pepsi ads in its upcoming commercial featuring Shah Rukh Khan. Well, Shah Rukh Khan is a big name in India and it would be interesting to see if Sprite can make the best out of Shah Rukh’s image and make a good cash-in.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan Sought Apology to Former Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has recently apologized for his comment on legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar criticized John Buchanan, the coach of Shah Rukh-owned IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, for his multiple-captain theory in which there will not be any fixed captain or leader for a team. Upon Gavaskar’s comment on Buchanan’s theory, Shah Rukh came down hard on Gavaskar, stating that the former cricketer should not talk about Twenty20 format as he did not play in this format. Moreover, he suggested Gavaskar to own an IPL team to implement his own thought and ideas.

Well, Shah Rukh’s indecent comment was fully criticized by many in cricket world and in the media. Now, the actor has understood his mistake and apologized to Gavaskar. He even also sent an apology letter to Sunil Gavaskar. Shah Rukh Khan has said that he has great respect for Gavaskar and thinks that Gavaskar has all the rights to comment on Twenty20 game, even though he did not play this format.

Well, it is good that Shah Rukh Khan has finally understood his mistake and sought apology to Gavaskar. Here, I would like to say just one thing that a great cricketer does not need any certificate to comment on any aspect of the game and any team. Here, I would like to say that Shah Rukh Khan should remember that someone in future might ask him not to comment on Bollywood movies of 2030s when he will no more a Bollywood hero. How would Shah Rukh Khan feel then?

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Rani Mukherjee Appeared with her New Slim, Toned up Physique

Rani Mukherjee is considered to be one of the most talented actresses of Bollywood at this moment and she is one of those few actresses in Bollywood who shot to fame with her acting talent, not with her glamour. However, Rani Mukherjee could not churn out any big hit over the last two years and she maintained a very low profile lately.

Recently, Rani Mukherjee has appeared with her new look at a launching event of a new spa in suburban Mumbai. There were many who were surprised to see Rani Mukherjee with her slim and toned up physique. Rani Mukherjee has lost weight for her upcoming movie Cricket where she will seen as a sportsperson and that is the reason behind her toned up body in order to fit the role physically. Rani was trained under Satyajit Chourasia, the personal trainer of Aamir Khan and he is person who presented the Gajini look of Aamir Khan. Chourasia has reveled that the actress went through extensive exercise including weight lifting, floor exercise as well as free hand exercise besides doing yoga and balanced diet.

Well, for a professional actor, it is really required to fit the character they are playing in a movie. For the sake of the character, professional actors sometimes need to look skinny or sometimes hunky. Rani Mukherjee is one of the most talented and beautiful actresses in the Bollywood tinsel town. However, it is also true that Rani’s main strength is not her glamour; rather it is her immense acting talent and expression that helped her to reach where she is today. Now that she has lost her weight, along with her acting talent, her new look could present another classic performance in the movie Cricket.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan on the Same Platform!

Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan are the two most popular Bollywood actors at this moment and it has been reported many times that the two stars are not in good terms. However, the ongoing dispute between the movie producers and multiplex owners brought the two on the same platform recently.

Yes, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan was seen on the same platform when then joined many other star actors, producers and distribution, looking to find ways to put an end to the current deadlock. It seems that seeing Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan on the same platform is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There is no doubt, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan being together in a same stage attracted lots of media coverage.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia: Broken up or Still Together?

Making and breaking relationships in Bollywood now seem to have become an item number in a movie which does not make any sense, but still creates curiosity and attraction among the movie fans. Now, reports available in the media suggest that bollywood actress Preity Zinta has come out of his much-publicized relationship with businessman Ness Wadia. However, neither Preity nor Ness was available to comment on this rumor. Still, they are meeting regularly for IPL issues, but it has nothing to do with their love-relationship anymore.

Well, all of these are simply rumors as nothing has been confirmed by any of them. So, let us wait and see before making a conclusion in this regard.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Katrina Kaif: The Barbie Girl of Bollywood

Katrina Kaif is one of the leading actresses of Bollywood as she churned out a number of hits over the last couple of years. Having seen her success and ever-growing popularity, Katrina Kaif has been chosen to represent her country on the 50th anniversary of widely popular Barbie Doll. Well, the manufacturers were thinking about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan initially, but later Katrina Kaif was picked up. She will now appear in a Barbie Doll form and she has already walked the ramp wearing a Barbie Doll outfit in the recent at Lakme Fashion Week. No doubt, it will help Katrina Kaif to reach wider audience through appearing in a Barbie Doll form.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

How was Miss India 2009 Grand Finale?

It finished more than two hours ago. I felt that it was a boring program for some TV viewers because in the end, it continued for more than 4 hours. They could have kept it within 3 hours but I think that they wanted to earn some more money from advertisements. Miss India 2009 attracted many companies for sponsorship and advertisement. There was a new format. Both Miss World and Miss Universe were given equal importance. They called it same platform and I did not understand that much.

For a long time, India is without any crown of Miss World or Miss Universe. What I watched in TV, I did not find anyone to be that much promising.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Akshay Kumar meets his childhood hero Sylvester Stallone on the set of Kambakth Ishq

Kambakth Ishq is the upcoming movies of Akshay Kumar and the movie was partially shot in USA. Famous Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone played a major role in the movie. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Kambakth Ishq is a movie about love and spirituality. I do not know how Sylvester Stallone fits into whole scenario. In the movie, 60 year old Sylvester Stallone did his own action sequences and he didn’t use any body doubles. In one of the sequences Sylvester Stallone saves Kareena Kapoor from a group of thugs. Though sixty year old, Sylvester Stallone is physically very fit which surprised the crew of the unit. Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor were very much impressed with Sylvester Stallone’s incredible physic and his dedication to his craft. Kareena liked Sylvester Stallone’s down to earth life style. She said that when Stallone came to the setsm she did not have any entourage or any body gourd with him. He came to the shooting spot carrying his own food basket and he has a charming personality.

Akshay Kumar was very much impressed with Stallone because Stallone was one of his childhood heroes and he wanted to be like him. He said that he will never forget the moment he spent with Stallone. On the other hand, Stallone also very happy working with Akshay and Kareena and he said that he liked the subject of the movie.

Kambakth Ishq is the next high profile movie in Akshay Kumar’s career and the movie has many stunt sequences and all the stunt sequences were choreographed by famous Hollywood stuntman, Spiro Razatos, who choreographed stunt sequences for movies liked Bad Boys 2, Gothika, Vantage Point, Death Race, 3000 Miles to Graceland and Tuff Turf. We are eagerly waiting to see Stallone, Akshay and Kareena in Kambakth Ishq.

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Will Angelina Jolie adopt ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor Azharuddin Mohammed?

Actress Angelina Jolie is going to adopt another child. Already she and her husband Brad Pitt have 6 children. Recently, Azharuddin Mohammed, the child star of Slumdog Millionaire, went to Los Angeles to attend the Oscar ceremony and there she met actress Angelina Jolie. Azharuddin asked Angelina whether she would adopt any child from India and Angelina Jolie replied that they are going to adopt a child very soon. Angelina Jolie met Azharuddin and Rubina, at the back stage in Los Angeles. Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars and created a big buzz around the world. The movie gave the audience a peek into India’s poverty. Angelina Jolie was very much impressed with Azharuddin Mohammed and Rubina and talked freely with them. The 33-year-old actress already have three adopted kids and three kids of her own. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt barely get some time to spend together because they always remain busy in taking care of their children. Moreover, their busy schedule started taking tolls on their relationship. Few days ago, news came out that Angelina Jolie had a serious argument with Brad Pitt after she returned home from shooting. Everywhere news is out that the couple is going through a rough patch. At such a critical stage, I do not think it would be a very wise move on the part of Angelina Jolie to adopt another child.

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8X10 Tasveer: The next big Akshay Kumar movie

In the beginning of 2009, Chadni Chawk to China starring Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone came out in early 2009 but the movie did not do very well. Now, another movie of Akshay Kumar will hit the screen in the coming Friday. The movie is a mystery action movie titled 8X10 Tasveer. The movie is directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, who in 2008 made Bombay to Bangkok. 8X10 Tasveer stars Ayesha Takia, Sharmila Tagore, Javed Jaffery, Girish Karnad, Anant Mahadevan and Benjamin Gilani. The movie is based on a young man named Jai (Akshay) who has supernatural powers. Jai can tell about people’s past looking at their 8X10 photographs. Interestingly one day Jai see his own 8X10 photograph and get a glimpse of his past. Then, through a personal tragedy and he find out his answers. According to Akshay 8x10 Tasveer is one of the most exciting films he have ever done and he said that he has a substantial role in the movie and he worked hard for it and pretty sure that viewers will also see his hard work and they will appreciate it. Nagesh Kukunoor said that it is a very significant film and the subject of the movie makes it stands out among others film and the performance of others actors also make it very watch able movie. Nagesh widely appraised Akshay, Ayesha and other actors for doing a great job in the movie and he is pretty confident that audience will also enjoy the movie. The production cost of 8X10 Tasveer is a hoping Rs. 600 million and the movie will be released in 1500 prints world wide. 8X10 Tasveer was in the middle of a controversy with a transaction between its co-producers Percept Picture Company and T-Series. Now, the movie will be entirely released by Percept Picture. Navin Shah, CEO of Percept Picture Company, said that it was a huge movie and Akshay Kumar also went to record to say that it was one of biggest movies ever done in his career. Promote of 8X10 Tasveer are shown of various cable channel and it created enthusiasm among viewers. Now, we are eagerly waiting for the coming Friday to see how the movie really does whether it really …. expectation and give the viewers major themes right.

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Shilpa Shetty will be in ‘EastEnders’

As a Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty was not very successful. She struggled many years to get a foothold in the film industry. After the UK reality show, Big Brother, she became a star over night not only in Bollywood but also in UK. Post Big Brother, Shilpa Shetty released her DVD on Yoga, her own S2 perfume and several endorsements. Even the rumor surfaced that Shilpa Shetty is going to act in the next James Bond movie. Even now, Shilpa Shetty is not doing any movie, she makes it to the tableoid headlines for her relationship with Raj Kundra or her latest news of working in ‘EastEnders’. Yes, the latest rumor about Shilpa Shetty is that she is going to appear at the hit UK TV show, ‘EastEnders’. It is an award winning soap opera in UK and very popular among London based Indians. News reports say that that for a long time Shilpa Shetty has been looking forward to build a career in UK and she become successfully EastEnders’ with it will establish her position in the UK film industry. Shilpa Shetty is soon going to marry Raj Kundra this year and will start living in London. Already she bought a big house in London and she said that she would love to raise her children over there. And if Shilpa’s career in UK goes well, she will often travel India and London.

Shah Rukh Khan and Sourav Ganguly: Not in good terms any more?

Shah Rukh Khan is the top actor in Bollywood. He is the number one actor and even at his 50s he is ruling Bollywood top chart. In the recently finished Lakme Fashion Week, Shah Rukh Khan walked the ramp for famous fashion designer, Manish Malhotra. According to the schedule, Shah Rukh Khan and Sourav Ganguly, the iconic player of ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’, were supposed to walk on the ramp together but Sourav Ganguly was not present there. Knight Riders was also present at the show. This incident further strengthened the ongoing rumor of split between Shah Rukh Khan and Sourav Ganguly. Sourav and Shah Rukh were good friends and Sourav previously the captain of Shah Rukh Khan’s IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders’ but recently he was removed from captaincy and this created a rift between the two. Hence, Sourav Ganguly did not appear on the fashion show with Shah Rukh Khan. In this show, Shah Rukh praised Aishwariya Rai Bachchan. There is a popular saying that model can not act but Aishwariya Rai has proved it wrong. Interestingly Aishwariya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan did not come together after “Chalte Chalte” in 2002. Aishwariya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh could not finish the movie because of Aishwariya’s relationship problem with Salman Khan. Later, Shah Rukh took Rani Mukherjee in the movie. Preity Zinta, another cricketing rival of Shah Rukh Khan, joined the show. Preety Zinta’s dress was inspired by the colors black and gold. After the show, Shah Rukh Khan jokingly said that Preity formally joined his team.