Photos: Alia Bhatt, Imtiaz Ali Shooting Highway in Kashmir (01:58 PM May 18th)
Alia Bhatt, Imtiaz Ali new photos. Bollywood Stars Alia Bhatt and Imtiaz Ali are Shooting for their film Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir. Highway is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Music by AR Rahman and will release in December 2013. Alia Bhatt in sexy dress showing her dance movesFor outsider it’s tough to adapt to Bollywood: [...]It's normal to work with Deepika Padukone: Ranbir Kapoor (01:15 PM May 18th)
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor admits people find it weird that he feels comfortable to work on screen with his former girlfriend Deepika Padukone. But he says it comes naturally to him, and it is absolutely normal. Having worked together in the forthcoming “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, Ranbir says it wasn’t a new beginning for them, [...]Won't do 'Munna Bhai' film without Sanjay Dutt: Arshad Warsi (01:12 PM May 18th)
Actor Arshad Warsi, who played Circuit in the “Munna Bhai” films with Sanjay Dutt essaying the lead role, says he won’t do any new film in the popular franchise without the real “Munna Bhai”. He says neither can he, nor will audiences be able to see anybody else in the role instead of Sanjay, who [...]Punjab police book Honey Singh for obscenity (11:43 AM May 18th)
Controversial singer Honey Singh was booked on Thursday by the Punjab police under Section 294 (obscene acts and songs to the annoyance of others in public place) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This comes post the Punjab government drew flack from the Haryana and Punjab High Courts for inaction against the rapper after a PIL was filed by Parvinder Singh Kittna, general secretary of an NGO Human Empowerment League of Punjab.
While the PIL had sought directions to set up an effective mechanism to curb the menace of lewd songs, it claimed that all levels of decency were being violated by certain singers. The petitioner had particularly mentioned Honey's song 'Main Hoon Balatkari
' (I am a rapist), stating that it had hurt the sentiments of all civilized citizens of the country.
On the other hand, the charges under Section 294 of the IPC that have been leveled against the rapper can incur imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with a fine, or with both.Ajay Devgn supports release of his 10 yr old film Naam (10:29 AM May 18th)
Dinesh Patel who had produced Ajay Devgn's career-making debut Phool Aur Kaante
is currently in an unhappy financial situation. To tide him over the monetary crisis, Devgn, known to be charitable towards the film fraternity, has agreed to let Patel's 10-year old film with Devgan in the lead be released.
Old long-forgotten films being fished out of the cans for release... these are every star's biggest nightmare. Ajay Devgn who is currently going through the most fruitful phase of his career now has to confront the embarrassment of a 10-year old film entitled Naam
(no relation to the Mahesh Bhatt film starring Sanjay Dutt) being released next week.
The film directed by Anees Bazmee features Devgn with Sameera Reddy and Bhumika Chawla.
Complicating the issue further is the fact that the film is produced by Dinesh Patel who was the producer of Devgn's debut film Phool Aur Kaante
. Apparently, the producer is going through financially difficult times. Ajay is therefore not inclined to discourage the release.
Neither is Anees. Says the director, "As a director I feel uncomfortable about a 10-year old film being released now. But the producer has put in the money and needs to get back his investment. I am told he's going through financial hardships. We have to respect the producers' financial interests."
Anees agrees the film may look dated. "Ajay and I are not what we used to be ten years ago. But when we did the film it was a very well-written thriller. I've done another film Deewangee
with him. That too moved away from my forte, namely comedy. So we are both on a firm ground here."
Incidentally, Priyanka Chopra too went out of her way to accommodate a financially challenged producer. She not only agreed to let K C Bokadia release her decade-old hibernating project Deewana Main Deewana
, she also gave him bonus dates to shoot a new song.
Old projects are never good news for a star's career. But actors like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Govinda have repeatedly bailed ailing languishing projects out of the cans, knowing fully well the project would bomb.Shah Rukhs Shower Dance in Chennai (10:05 AM May 18th)
Contrary to reports in a section of the press claiming that Shah Rukh Khan danced for Kamal Haasan at a party thrown in Chennai in honour of the former on Sunday night, Shah Rukh danced for the entire congregation of who's who from the Tamil film industry at the party hosted in his honour at the Hyatt in Chennai.
And he danced drenched from head to toe. Says Kamal Haasan, "He danced wonderfully on stage and it looked like he had come out of the bath and forgotten to dry."
The truth about SRK's wet and wild look that Sunday evening was a little less romantic and far scarier. The air conditioning at the posh luxury hotel had conked off leaving SRK swathed in sweat.
Says Kamal, "It was every celebrity-bash's worst nightmare come true. The air conditioning at the hotel broke down. We were all left seething and simmering in the heat, helpless, angry and bitter. Shah Rukh was fully and formally dressed in a suit for the occasion. His condition in the heat was indescribable. But look at this entertainer! He pulled off his coat, jumped on to the stage and danced, although he dripped sweat like he had just had a bath."
Shah Rukh, we are told, was pretty much completely drained out and on the verge of dehydration after his sweat-soaked performance. "But he didn't care. At that moment he forgot all his discomfort. It was just Shah Rukh Saab (that's what Kamal Haasan calls his junior colleague) and the stage. He is a natural-born entertainer," says Kamal Haasan.
Kamal Haasan and Shah Rukh share a mutual admiration society from the time they worked together in Hey Ram
2000. Shah Rukh had refused to charge any money for the film claiming that the honour of working with the great Kamal Haasan was reward enough. Says Kamal Haasan appreciatively, "Shah Rukh is a true Pathan. A man of his words. I owe him a big favour."Shraddha Kapoor launches CCDs Crunchy Frappe (05:57 PM May 17th)
If you thought that Shraddha Kapoor disappeared after the super success of her recently released flick Aashiqui 2
, then well, think no further, as we have spotted her in New Delhi recently, where she was at the launch of CafĂ© Coffee Day's latest addition to their menu called 'Crunchy Frappe'.
Seems like after the heavy duty promotions of Aashiqui 2
, this Kapoor girl really is on a well deserved coffee break!John Abraham launches Philips MPOWER range (05:24 PM May 17th)
John Abraham, the brand ambassador of Philips Male Grooming, recently launched the brand's MPOWER range, that's designed to help Indian men make the shift from manual shaving to electrical grooming, in keeping with the technological advances in the male grooming space.
Talking on the occasion, John said, "A well-built body and an overall well-groomed personality have now become the benchmark for one's style quotient. In recent years, there has been a huge style revolution among men and they have started taking their grooming very seriously. Till a few years back, grooming was restricted to special occasions. But today, men want to look good and well-groomed every day."Boman Irani injured in Fiji (12:54 PM May 17th)
Boman Irani who recently landed in the scenic locale of Fiji for his under production film injured himself while shooting. Apparently, the actor who was shooting for director Akashdeep's upcoming film, ended up with an injured knee and a torn ligament.
It is learnt that Boman hurt his knee while doing a few moves for a racy dance number in the film. The injury was so bad that the actor had to be carried back to the hotel where he is currently staying.
Though more details are unavailable, the film titled Santa Banta
is produced and directed by Akashdeep. Currently being shot in Fiji, the film also features Neha Dhupia, model-turned-actress Lisa Hayden, Ram Kapoor and comedian Johnny Lever.Nargis signed opposite Varun for Main Tera Hero (12:01 PM May 17th)
Nargis Fakhri who made her debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali's film Rockstar
had not signed any film for months, until now. The actress recently shot for John Abraham starrer Madras Cafe
and has recently also been signed for Akshay Kumar starrer Shaukeen
remake. And now, the news is that the gorgeous model-turned-actress has been roped in for David Dhawan's film Main Tera Hero
. The film stars Varun Dhawan in lead role.
Confirming the news, sources close to the film say, "Yes, Nargis has been signed on for the film. In fact she has a very important role in the film. However, more details of her role are currently unavailable."
Earlier, Ileana D'Cruz was signed as one of the actresses for the film, while the makers were on the lookout for another actress. Main Tera Hero
which has been locked for release in April 2014 is scheduled to go on floor this June.Aurangzeb '“ Movie Review (11:17 AM May 17th)Starring:
Arjun Kapoor, Prithviraj, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh, Tanve Azmi
Atul SabharwalNo stars to send off Sanjay Dutt (10:37 AM May 17th)
The turn-out at Sanjay Dutt's Pali Hill residence on Thursday morning as he took off for his jail term was pretty abysmal. Among his close friends, there were only Mahesh Bhatt, Bunty Walia, Sohail Makhlai, Raj Kundra and Vashu Bhagnani.
And yes, the glamour quotient was provided by Sophie Choudry, Dutt's only female co-star who showed up for the send-off.
At the time of leaving for court Dutt's mood, according to friends, was of brave acceptance.
"There were no tears and hysterics, as reported by some imaginative sections of the press. Baba left for court in a calm and controlled state of mind. He wasn't speaking much. But then neither were we. This was a very peculiar place to be in. How does one see a dear friend off to jail?," says a friend of Dutt.
Apparently, the entire atmosphere of somberness was hijacked by the charges of spot-fixing against Raj Kundra's IPL players.
"Sadly," says one of Dutt's friends. "Everyone got more interested in Raj Kundra than Sanjay Dutt after the spot-fixing news came in."
Watch the video: Sanjay Dutt Goes To Jail
Sanjay Gupta John join forces for epic revenge saga (10:14 AM May 17th)
After the stupendous success of Shootout At Wadala
, director Sanjay Gupta joins forces with action Abraham yet again for an epic revenge saga which looks to redefine the action space in Bollywood.
Based on the lines of Hollywood blockbusters like Kill Bill
and Django Unchained
, the untitled one-man-army film will be amongst Bollywood's most ambitious yet and who better than director Sanjay Gupta to helm the project.
If sources are to be believed, the makers promise to give it a similar status that Sunny Deol's Ghayal
had back in the day. The film will also see John pushing the envelope in the action space, with high adrenaline stunts without body doubles in signature Sanjay Gupta style.
Reveals a source, "Sanjay Gupta joins hands with John Abraham for an epic revenge saga which is on the lines of a Bollywood Rambo... When dabbling with the script, the director could think of no one better than John to essay the role of the protagonist since he has the physique to carry off the character and is synonymous with "action"... The film will be made on par international standards with a contemporary linear treatment."The Great Gatsby '“ Movie Review (08:58 AM May 17th)Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Amitabh Bachchan
Baz LuhrmannSonam Kapoor in Dolce and Gabbana gown at Cannes (08:51 AM May 17th)
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor oozed oomph in a voluminous white floral gown by Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana on day two of the 66th Cannes International Film Festival. The actress flaunted a D&G gown at the premiere of “Jeune & Jolie” after making India-inspired statements in apparel by Anamika Khanna and Shehla Khan on [...]Yo Yo Honey Singh booked for singing vulgar songs (08:46 AM May 17th)
With the Punjab and Haryana High Court coming down heavily on the lewd lyrics of songs sung by singer-rapper Honey Singh, the Punjab Police Friday booked him for singing vulgar songs in public. A case was registered against the singer under provisions of Section 294 (singing, reciting or uttering any obscene song, ballad or words, [...]My kids keep me Fit and Energetic: Sussanne Roshan (08:57 PM May 16th)
Bollywood’s popular interior designer Sussanne Roshan says that being a working woman and running after her children keep her fit and energetic all the time. Sussanne is married to Hindi film superstar Hrithik Roshan and the couple has two sons – Hrehaan and Hridhaan. “I am a very hardworking mother and my kids keep me [...]Ranbir Kapoor scared of Spiders '“ Deepika Padukone (08:52 PM May 16th)
What scares Ranbir Kapoor most? Spiders and cockroaches, reveals his ex-flame and co-star Deepika Padukone asserting that she is saying it from experience. “Experience! He gets scared of a spider,” said Deepika. “If you are in a room and if there is a spider or a cockroach, rest assured, everyone else will be running behind [...]Photos: Vidya Balan in Indian outfits at Cannes (07:54 PM May 16th)
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan made three appearances in traditional Indian costumes – maroon lehenga, an ivory sari paired with a brown blouse and light pink anarkali – on three different occasions on the festival inaugural day. No one should dare to remake ‘Mother India’ – Vidya BalanDeepika always wanted to wear saree at international doCannes [...]Sanjay Dutt back in Jail (07:48 PM May 16th)
BollywoodWorld.com, It was back to jail for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who Thursday surrendered before a special court to complete his prison term in the 1993 Mumbai bombings case, adding one more chapter in a life story that could rival one of his films. Curious crowds and scores of camera crews had gathered outside his [...]Abhishek Ash Ajay visited Sanjay Dutt last evening (05:10 PM May 16th)
It was a somber Wednesday evening at Sanjay Dutt's Pali Hill residence when the actor's incarceration was just hours away. Sanjay Dutt decided to spend the evening with his wife Maanyata and his twins. And contrary to reports on Thursday morning, there were no dramatic outbursts from Dutt. According to his friends, Dutt was remarkably calm and controlled on the evening before his impending incarceration.
"In fact Baba was providing comfort to Maanyata bhabhi who was acutely tense and inconsolable," says a friend.
Close friends dropped in to wish Dutt goodbye promising to be there for his family. Among the actors who stayed with Dutt for a major part of the evening was Ajay Devgn. Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who had just returned to Mumbai were seen at the Dutts' residence for some time.
Says a source, "There was not much conversation. No one seemed in the mood to talk. And Baba's appointment with the prison the next morning was not mentioned at all. It was almost as if the impending catastrophe would somehow go away. Baba had dreaded going back in for 20 years now. He lived with that dread every single day. And now it was finally happening."
Says a close friend of the troubled star, "Baba's main concern is Maanyata and the twins. Each time a close friend would drop in his brows would crease and his eyes would well up. He would look heavenwards helplessly."
Apparently, both Ajay and Abhishek have promised to look after Dutt's family in his absence. And Abhishek, we hear, has agreed to make a guest appearance in Sanjay Dutt Productions' Hasmukh Pighal Gaya
Other close friends like Apoorva Lakhia and Bunty Walia decided to stay away from Dutt on his last day of freedom, so he could have some private time with his family.
And for those who are wondering where Dutt's devoted pal Suniel Shetty, known to stand by his friends through thick and thin, had disappeared, the sad truth is Dutt and Shetty had fall-out some time ago over a guest appearance that Shetty wanted Dutt to make in a film produced by Shetty. Sad, because at this time in his life Sanjay Dutt needs all the friends he can get.I like everything about stardom: Sonam Kapoor (09:42 AM May 14th)
Being a celebrity comes with a price but Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor says she likes everything about stardom, including the constant attention and the odd hours. “I like everything about stardom. I don’t mind being in the public eye. If anyone tells you that they want to be a film actor but they don’t want [...]I'm neither macho nor metrosexual '“ Arjun Rampal (09:37 AM May 14th)
One of the most good looking actors of Hindi cinema model-turned Arjun Rampal, also known for his fashion sense, doesn’t take the titles given to him seriously. “I am not metrosexual. I am not macho. I am normal. I don’t even wear nail paint,” Arjun, 40, face of Nivea Men’s cream, told reporters at the [...]I have become a loner '“ Ranbir Kapoor (09:02 PM May 13th)
Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who loves travelling, says he is a loner and prefers to travel alone. “I like to travel alone and over the years I have become a loner. I don’t need any company… I can even have my lunch alone. I am very comfortable with myself and don’t need any company,” the 30-year-old [...]Sonam Kapoor excited to attend Cannes film fest (08:08 AM May 13th)
Actress Sonam Kapoor is excited about walking on the red carpet at the 66th edition of Cannes International Film Festival this year and has already left for the venue. The 27-year-old will be at Cannes as brand ambassador of beauty brand L’Oreal Paris which completes 16 years as the official make-up artist for the film [...]Working with Mom and Dad a learning experience: Ranbir Kapoor (07:40 AM May 13th)
Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who will be sharing the screen space with father Rishi Kapoor and mother Neetu Singh in Abhinav Kashyap’s “Besharam”, says it was a learning experience. “It was a great experience working with mom and dad. It was for the first time we shot together. It is always fun to work with family. [...]New Poster of Raanjhanaa | Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor (06:31 AM May 13th)
The makers of Raanjhanaa have released a new poster of the film. Directed By Aanand L Rai, the film stars Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor & Abhay Deol. The music of the film has been composed by A.R.Rahman. The trailer and the first song of Raanjhanaa- Tum Tak, have been very well received. The film is scheduled [...]Raveena Tandon unveiled music album 'Ma' on Mothers Day (06:26 AM May 13th)
On the eve of Mother’s Day, actress Raveena Tandon unveiled bhajan and ghazal exponent Guru Farokh Bardoliwala’s music album “Ma” on 12th May at NFDC Theater, Worli in Mumbai. Happy Mothers Day! ‘Happy Mother’s day’, tweets BollywoodRaveena Tandon unveils Allergan India’s “Jivederm Refine”Deepika Padukone at the launch of TISSOT watch in MumbaiPriyanka Chopra launches music [...]Tusshar Kapoor would love to remake his dad's Farz (08:21 PM May 12th)
Tusshar Kapoor, The actor and brother of T.V.Queen Ekta Kapoor debuted in Bollywood with the film ‘Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai’ alongside Kareena Kapoor. The actor was only taken seriously with Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Series. With over 30 films to his credits, Tusshar feels nervous and excited for his every new film which he acts in. [...]No Munnabhai without Sanjay Dutt: Director (08:18 PM May 12th)
It seems Sanjay Dutt’s jail ‘yatra’ has come in the way of his ‘journey’ to Delhi. Director Subhash Kapoor says the third instalment of the “Munnabhai” movie will start only when the actor finishes his jail stint. “We can’t imagine Munnabhai’s next part minus Sanjay Dutt,” said Kapoor, who was set to wield the megaphone [...]The best of 2012: Critic's Delight (01:40 AM December 27th)
The year 2012 has been a box office delight with quite a few block busters from big stars like 'Ek Tha Tiger', 'Rowdy Rathore' and 'Agneepath'. However, the year has been unique in itself as many low budget independent cinema with lesser known cast and in many cases with debut directors made a firm footing [...]Isha Sharvani is back and sets the ramp a fire (09:41 PM December 2nd)
Isha Sharvani, who had to back out of the finals of 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' due to her elbow injury despite her sure shot chances of winning, is back and how!! The girl is fitter than ever and in the best of her spirits. She looked extremely beautiful and full of life as she walked the [...]Deepika Padukone to learn Garba for 'Ram Leela' (10:08 PM November 26th)
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known to pay attention to the minutest details when it comes to carving the look and feel of the characters in his film. Who can forget the immaticulate details with which he portrayed the perfect Gujarati settings in his super hit 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'. Aishwarya Rai was a [...]Shilpa Shetty hosts a special dinner party for Shane Warne & Elizabeth Hurley (10:05 PM November 26th)
Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra surely know how to value good friends and cherish relationships. The couple hosted a special dinner party for Australian spinner Shane Warne and his girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley (British model cum actress) at their Juhu residence. The two of them were in Mumbai after a long time. Warne is no [...]First Look: Kareena Kapoor's item song 'Fevicol Se' in 'Dabangg 2'˛ (10:23 PM November 22nd)
Malaika Arora Khan had made Zandu Balm famous with her superhit item song 'Munni Badnaam' in 'Dabangg'. Now, Kareena Kapoor steps in with 'Fevicol' in her item number for 'Dabangg 2'. The first look for Kareena Kapoor's much hyped item number in this Salman Khan sequel is out and it shows Kareena Kapoor clad in [...]Juhi Chawla to star alongside Madhuri Dixit in 'Gulab Gang' (09:48 PM November 22nd)
Anubhav Sinha's forthcoming 'Gulab Gang' is much into news as it marks the comeback of Madhuri Dixit in the film industry. The film is inspired by Sampat Pal-led Gulabi Gang in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, which fights for the rights of women in the region. Directed by Soumik Sen, the shooting of the film will start [...]Imran Khan v/s Arshad Warsi: Who has copied whose look? (09:45 PM November 22nd)
Arshad Warsi is playing the role of Mahender Fauji in ‘Zilla Ghaziabad’ while Imraan Khan is playing the role of Matru in ‘Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola’. Co-incidentally, both the actors are sporting a beard and a striking similar look in both the films which are set for release on the same date. Producer of [...]Asin gets clicked by an international photographer in Greece (02:24 AM November 19th)
Asin has been a part of many Rs 100 crore club films, including ‘Ghazini’, ‘Ready’, ‘Housefull 2′ and ‘Bol Bachchan’. However, despite quite a few hits, she is yet to get a firm foothold in the industry. Recently, the actress was in Santorini in Greece recently for a holiday with her family. She was at [...]Vidya Balan and Siddhartha Roy Kapoor to tie the knots on December 14? (02:23 AM November 19th)
For the past two years, gossip columns have been abuzz about romantic linkup between Siddhartha Roy Kapoor and Vidya Balan. Siddharth is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures and has been married twice before. Though Vidya never actually denied that she had marriage in mind, she refused to comment on when she was set to [...]Mesmerizing Sridevi's photo shoot with Dabboo Ratnani (02:21 AM November 19th)
One look at her and you are left amazed by her charm and persona even at the age of 49. Talking about Sridevi, who made her comeback with critically acclaimed 'English Vinglish', the lady is in no mood to sit back after her success. She has done a photo shoot with ace lensman Dabboo Ratnani [...]