Saturday, October 31, 2009

Jessica smitten by all things Indian

International divas are making a beeline for India. Now, it's Jessica Simpson's turn to hit Indian shores. The singer, in fact, fell for everything Indian.

So, be it a traditional makeover with sari, mehndi and bindi or Bollywood songs, Jessica went all out to soak in Indian culture.

The American stunner writes on her Twitter account: "I am watching Slumdog Millionaire again. After being in India, I am amazed by everything I have been able to witness. Wow! magical moments."

For the uninitiated, the pop star shot for her new TV show-Price of Beauty in Mumbai. At a party thrown by Neha Dhupia.

Who represented Indian beauty for Jessica's show, she charmed in a turquoise sari embellished with antique gold work.

Though Jessica turned up in casual clothes, she wore the sari soon after entering the venue. Interestingly, Jessica was enjoying Bollywood music at the glamourous party. Though her sari was light, she managed it like a pro.

In fact, she also asked the lounge's VJ to play several Hindi songs as she tried hard to copy typical Bollywood dance steps. Jessica was spotted wearing a traditional trident-shaped bindi and mehndi. Already, it has made big news in the world media with Jessica being called "Henna hottie." She was spotted wearing mehndi designs even after her return to Los Angeles.

The Dukes of Hazzard star, who partnered with Neha for the Indian part of her show, was in Mumbai with her friends-Cacee Cobb and Hollywood stylist Ken Paves "to meet women, study local fashions, dietary fads and beauty regimes".

"Despite being a star, Jessica is humble. She showed respect for the the guests and mixed easily with them. She even tried to remember all the Indian names, but found it a bit difficult," says actress Sayali Bhagat, who attended the party.

Bollywood is the latest theme of Jessica's show. But it was not all glamour for the American beauty. She also went around Mumbai shopping for many things like chappals and ear-rings from places like Linking Road and Colaba besides tasting the famous paani-puri.

That's not all. The buzz goes that Jessica visited a girl who underwent a cleft operation she had sponsored besides going to a jewellery outlet to procure an expensive ethnic choker and ring set with Neha's help.

She reportedly also picked up a sari from Ritu Kumar's outlet. Simpson's visit to India comes after Julia Roberts filmed Eat, Pray, Love in the country and Kylie Minogue visited Mumbai to record a song, Chiggy wiggy, for Blue. Nicole Kidman too had visited Rajasthan to shoot for an ad campaign directed by Shekhar Kapur.

Lindsay too plans a trip Lindsay Lohan is all set to visit India for a charity event. "I'm going to India soon, actually, before Thanksgiving. I'm doing a documentary for the BBC Network," she said on the sidelines of an event in Los Angeles. Lindsay has revealed that she was inspired by Branson, whom she met in Dubai, to do charity work.

The Mean Girls star's ambitious project, reports suggest, is on the trafficking of children in Bihar. It will start soon. "We're just trying to work out the dates. I'm a little nervous, but I'm excited to do something like that. I think it is important to kind of have a voice when you can have one, and make a difference," she has said.

Big B ties up with Toonz for 3-D film

Years after it created the animated version of legendary court poet Tenali Raman to the applause of audiences around.

The world, Toonz Animation is giving the same treatment to Bollywood’s living legend Amitabh Bachchan.

Toonz has tied up with Amitabh Bachchan Corporation for a 90-minute animation film production, with an estimated production cost of Rs 20 crore.

The 3-D film, which features twin characters and has been given the working title, Twinergy, is predominantly aimed at Indian audiences, but will also be released for worldwide theatre audiences.

“The pre-production of the movie is over and we hope to complete production in time for the film to hit theatres by Diwali 2010”, Toonz Animation CEO P Jayakumar said here. “It is not easy for an animated version to compete with top-rung commercial movies at the theatres, and therefore we need to time the release well”, he said.

Mr Bachchan will give voice to the character and also have a share in the movie rights, but the funding risk is being taken by Toonz. Mr Bachchan is expected to start sound recording for the movie next month. Mr Jayakumar said Big B had been presented with seven different concepts for the movie, and that he had liked as many as four of them, from which one was chosen. The movie features adopted twin brothers in a palace, and has a lot of palace intrigue thrown in, complete with a greedy, power-hungry uncle.

While animated films may be distinctly different from regular productions that have human actors, Twinergy will be directed by Priyadarshan, of Bollywood and Mollywood fame. Toonz Animation, which completed a decade of operations this year, has a clientele including Disney, BBC, Marvel, Paramount, Universal, Cartoon Network and Hallmark, and has changed its profile from being a production house to being a one-stop solutions provider for entertainment major across the world.

Toonz Animation’s animated television series productions include ‘The Adventures of Tenali Raman’ and ‘Hanuman Returns’. The company is presently engaged in the production of two other 3-D movies in addition to the venture with Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, namely ‘Gatturo’, based on a Latin American character, and a Santa Claus movie to be released by Christmas 2010.

Kat - Who wouldn't talk to SRK?

Don’t shoot the postman for bringing in bad news is something Bollywood hasn’t heard of.

Ever since Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan had their historic squabble at Katrina Kaif’s birthday party last year.

The girl has carried the cross of the untoward incident. And every time she even bumps into SRK accidentally.

The media has a field day putting their meeting under a microscope. Katrina isn’t complaining about this.

But it is a matter of consternation for her. In the last week, she bumped into the Badshah of Bollywood.

On two occasions at Subhash Ghai’s wedding anniversary and Sussanne Khan’s birthday party, on October 24 and 25 respectively.

And media reports that followed both events only spoke of her interaction with SRK, almost making it seem like an aberration.

“I fail to understand why people must constantly focus on just one aspect of an event,’’ says Kat.

“I’m not complaining because I know that if you are in the eye of the media, it only means that you are important enough to them.

However, my bumping into Shah Rukh or spending time with him at an event is just a regular thing. I think people should stop trying to look for controversy in every nook and cranny. All of us are here to work. And we have common functions to attend. Naturally, when we’re under the same roof, we will interact. Why make a fuss? Who wouldn’t want to associate with Shah Rukh or Karan Johar?’’

She is aware that controversies don’t carry a star through. “After four years in the industry, I know fully well that if your work doesn’t speak for you, everything else is inconsequential,” admitted Katrina. “Believe me, I’m not excited about being in the paper everyday, or on TV, unless there is something in my career worth talking about. Media hype and publicity can’t sustain a star for long. It’s like an air balloon that can be pricked anytime... and will go phut.’’

Wanting to take her career to the next level, Katrina is keen to associate with makers like Karan Johar. Once again she isn’t looking for any smart-alec remarks on how she is switching camps. “Karan thinks out of the box. On the one hand, he makes a Dostana and then a path-breaking film like Wake Up Sid.

Naturally, I’d like to do a film for his banner. Likewise, working with Adi is a pleasure. He has a young unit and they work with clockwork precision. Doing a film for them is being on a school camp, but completely result oriented.’’

Having said that, Katrina still knows that she has achieved just 20 per cent of what actresses like Kareena Kapoor have. “Honestly, I have no illusions about where I’m positioned,’’ said the pragmatic girl. “I’m nobody’s fool and for the moment, all I want is to do is some good work.’’

"Shahid and I are not in touch" - Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor is one bold girl in Bollywood who calls a spade a spade. She spoke her mind out when she was seeing Shahid Kapoor; no different when she switched to Saif Ali Khan. Now, she revealed that she and Shahid are not in touch.

Kareena said that they shared a wonderful relationship in the past though they are not in touch with each other now. She added that they could wish each other well. She at least does that.We hope Shahid also does the same!

I've messed around with my system - Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra has just discovered she's suffering from an aggravated allergy.

Along with a digestive system that she "messed up" by constantly munching junk food.

"I had to shoot this scene on a bale of hay for a reality show that had contestants sweating it out in a slum.

I was supposed to jump on top of the hay and roll over it. It was then that I started feeling very uncomfortable," she says.

Later when she came home, she discovered her allergy has aggravated, along with a bout of food poisoning she was already suffering from.

"It happened due to junk food and I have to admit it was me who messed around with my (digestive) system.

The allergic reaction to the dust is settling down and I will be getting back on the sets in two more days," Priyanka adds.

Channel authorities at UTV Bindaas said it was Priyanka herself who agreed to get on the hay.

"We never knew that she has such a horrible allergy to dust and neither did she. When she started shooting, one of the unit boys noticed her eyes had become blood-shot. Then she started sneezing violently. We realised something had gone wrong. But we quickly moved ahead with the shoot but her condition was really bad by the time we finished the shoot in the slum. We have apologised to her for this incident," the channel official says.

Priyanka admitted she herself wasn't aware that she had such a strong allergy. "It's a new discovery for me. My dad tells me I have ruined his reputation because he is a doctor. But I told him that I am also an army officer's daughter (Dr Ashok Chopra was an army doctor) and this is only a phase. I am not a delicate darling I am strong enough. I'll now work towards restoring my health. I can't afford to fall sick so much," ends Priyanka.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif walk the ramp for Rohit Bal

Fashion designer Rohit Bal delivered a fabulous grand finale.

Thus drawing the curtains on the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif walked the ramp for him in decorative ethnic wear.

Rohit’s collection was based on the magnificence of the Mughal era.

There were high quality velvets and handspun muslin cloth on display. His show also had gold-painted dancers who had been flown in from Orissa. They were noticed after they won a talent show on TV. The dance group, which includes daily wage laborers, performed “Dashavatar” (the 10 incarnations of Vishnu).

Meanwhile the final day of the Fashion Week saw models in saris and sherwanis on a glass ramp with metallic lotuses strewn around underneath. Most of the designers went traditional that day, including Jaya Rathore, Jyotee Khaitan and Rohit Mittal.

Shilpa Shettys wedding date: Is it Nov 28?

There are rumors that the sexy Bollywood actress may tie the knot with her millionaire fiancée, Raj Kundra on Nov 28.

Apparently, it is being said that a palace in either Jaipur or Udaipur will be the venue for the wedding.

The big question remains if the wedding is actually going to take place on Nov 28, then how is Shilpa’s baby sis Shamita going to attend it?

Shamita is participating in reality TV series Bigg Boss Season 3 owing to which she missed Shilpa’s engagement. Will she miss her sister’s wedding?

Katrina graces the cover of Vogues wedding edition

In the heavy wedding season running on, Vogue has come up with a wedding special edition. Covering the wedding edition is the beautiful and sizzling Katrina Kaif. The young lady sports a pretty purple sequinned Chanel Haute Couture dress.

The issue contains designs from India’s most popular wedding gurus, suggestions from wedding planners, caterers, florists, invitation designers.

Hrithik to shoot intimate scenes with newcomer Monikangana

Kites is not alone when we talk about Hrithik Roshan’s intimate scenes in films. Hrithik will now have some passionate love scenes in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish.

These scenes will be shot with Monikangana Dutta, a model and a debutante in Bollywood. The girl will play Hrithik’s former love interest in the film.

Although Hrithik is paired opposite Aishwarya Rai in this film but the two of them do not have any love making scenes in the film.

Monikangana has a very small but a very important role in the film. Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted her chemistry with Hrithik to be visible in the film as she plays his former love interest.

Although they haven’t shot any scenes by far but Sanjay Leela Bhansali has already told them. As the Monikangana is new in the film industry.

She is very nervous about the scenes she has to shoot with Hrithik but it has come to be known that Sussane knows.

That these scenes have to be shot and has also spoken to Monikangana about them so that she feels a little relaxed.

Kareena to work for Shah Rukh Khans Ra.One

The recent buzz in Bollywood has it that Kareena Kapoor will be working with Shah Rukh Khan in his home production Ra.One.

In this film, Shah Rukh will play the role of a superhero who flies through the sky in order to save mankind.

Before this, Kareena and Shah Rukh have worked together in Asoka in 2001. After that she had refused to do Kal Ho na Ho for the money she was being offered.

But in the meanwhile she has also done a few dance numbers for him in his films Don and Billu. The movie Ra.One will go on floors in the month of December this year.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Amrita to shape up

Sexy actress Amrita Rao who had been ill due to long hours of shooting, hired superstar Shah Rukh Khan's trainer to get her back in shape, said a source close to her. "Amrita wants to lose weight. She has been asked to go.

On a complete health diet comprising fruit and boiled vegetables as she is required to look completely fit." The 28-year-old actress, who played a coy beauty in films like Vivaah and Ishq Vishq, went for a glamour make-over for Shortcut and she sizzled on the cover of Maxim's October issue.

"Gracing the cover of India's largest selling men's magazine was a fantastic opportunity and it just goes to show I am one of the most desirable actors in Tinseltown," said Amrita in a press statement. She is also rumoured to be mastering kick boxing and aerobics these days.

I was scared walking the ramp with Katrina - Ranbir

Bollywood youth icon Ranbir Kapoor turns showstopper along with model-turned actress Katrina Kaif.

At the Rohit Bahl show of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week here but says he was nervous while sashaying the ramp with her.

"I was pretty nervous to face the stage with a veteran model like Katrina. The idea of walking the ramp with her made me go blank every time I thought of it.

It was she who led me beautifully to the stage making me feel comfortable with her," says Ranbir, who was here with Katrina to promote their film Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani set for release on November6.

Donned in Rohit Bahl's exotic collection Ranbir emerged in cream colour sherwani-style coat with pyjamas and Katrina had an embellished similar colour tunic to team up with him.

With models such as Muzzamil Ibrahim, Carol Gracias, Jessy Randhawa, Nayanika Chaterjee and Lisa Hayden, Bahl's says his show at the grand finale of the fashion week was based on 'Exotic India' signifying the country's inherent luxury.

"My collection signifies the golden bird and the golden peacock which India was known before the British era. The collection is called 'Yasas', a name which the nation was once known by for its elegance and grandeur," Bahl says. Bahl says Bollywood stars add an 'x-factor' to fashion shows besides the models on the ramp.

Appreciating Bahl's work, Katrina says, "Rohit has always been innovative, passionate and fearless about his designs and creations which make him the cherry of the cake. His designs have always left the audience applauding." On Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, she says love is ajab rather than gajab. "Love is more Ajab than Gajab. To the outsiders, it may seem ordinary but for the two in love, it's gajab or rather strange.

Aamir tried to restore peace between Salman and Shahrukh

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has disclosed that he had tried to broker a peace deal between Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan after their infamous spat last year.

In an interview with a magazine Aamir said that he had gone to Shahrukh's residence for the first time.

In his life to make him patch up with Salman. Aamir added that very early in his talks with the two he had realised that he wouldn't succeed.

A dejected Aamir later became closer to Salman and the two of them are now taking on Shahrukh and his camp.

Aamir recently walked the ramp for the first time for Salman's charity Being Human. He concluded the interview saying that although.

He had tried his best and failed he hoped that the two superstars would patch up. He added that this is not just effecting their Bollywood careers but their personal lives too.

It may be recalled that during Katrina Kaif's birthday bash last year Shahrukh Khan and Salman had a spat. The fallout of this was that the entire Bollywood became divided into two camps. Since then the two stars have regularly avoided each other at public events and tinsel town parties. They also haven't missed any opportunity of taking digs at each other. It remains to be seen if any other celebrity can succeed where Aamir failed.

Aishwarya Rai gets honored by People magazine

After lighting up the silver screen with her scintillating beauty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen gracing the cover of the famous People magazine.

Not just the cover, the Indian raver considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world has gone the whole hog and has a full documentary of the 15 years of her career since winning the Miss World crown, waiting to hit the unsuspecting masses.

Lots of delicious crumpets of trivia will be revealed, that is for sure. Like for instance very few people know that she has been feted.

As the most beautiful Miss World ever and has been presented with a gold medal to celebrate her beauty and the exclusivity of the achievement.

The edition will be replete with photographs of the gorgeous woman at various stages of what is an impressive and illustrious career.

She is the quintessential high profile female, married to the most eligible catch of Bollywood, daughter-in-law of the living legend Amitabh Bachchan. She has acted in over 40 movies and many of them have been mainstream Hollywood productions.

The beauty of this woman is the talk of the world and “Pretty Woman” Julia Roberts couldn’t stop herself from commenting that Aishwarya is “without doubt the most beautiful woman in the world with amazing green eyes….” With a Padmashree and an Order of France under her expensive Dior belt, her fame is truly formidable.

She deserves all the plaudit heaped on her. Not just facial comeliness, this Tulu lass has her heart in the right place as well. She willingly donated a hefty one crore to the soldiers during the Kargil war. Every one is charmed by the juxtaposition of warmth and reserve that she possesses, that is why the people of Netherlands saw it appropriate to name their most enchanting tulip after the lady.

The issue of People magazine featuring Nicole Richie and her baby caused the sales to plummet, we sincerely hope that our gorgeous “Ash” can make the magazine rise like a phoenix and the copies will be flying out of the stands before we one can say “Crazy kiya re…”.

Relive bond of friendship with `London Dreams`

Massive stage settings, rock concerts and music as a binding factor, Ajay Devgn-Salman Khan starrer `London Dreams`, which releases Friday, relies on the bond of friendship more than its rock background.

Produced and directed by Vipul Shah, the movie stars Asin Thottumkal in the female lead, while Akshay Kumar will be seen in a cameo. Rannvijay Singh and Om Puri too feature in the movie.

`London Dreams` is a drama about two friends and their relationships, their roles, individuality and problems," Ajay told reporters. Added Asin: "It is a musical with a lot of emotions and twists in the story. But it`s something that heavily relies on music."

Shot extensively in Paris and London, the story revolves around childhood friends Arjun (Ajay) and Mannu (Salman) who have a music lineage in their family history. Arjun dreams of being on stage as a performer to live up to his grandfather`s unfulfilled ambitions while Mannu has little interest in the instruments of his father, a music teacher.

Arjun`s determination takes him to London where he forms a band with Priya (Asin) and others. But his friend Mannu tries to make his livelihood as a wedding band performer in the village. Arjun eventually invites Mannu to London to complete his band contrary to his own belief that the latter can create a competition.

But Mannu surprises him by turning out to be an entertainer. With his unique style, he becomes more popular with the audiences leaving Arjun envious. His insecurity increases when he realises Priya is smitten by Mannu.

The band embarks on a three-city tour where Arjun deceives Mannu into promiscuous sex and illicit drugs. As the tour concludes, the band heads to London to perform at Wembley Stadium where Mannu comes to senses and chooses the righteous path and supports his friend.

"London Dreams" has managed a good buzz, courtesy the big names associated with it. Noteworthy is that the songs in the movie have been shot like live concerts. The movie is releasing with another-big budget venture `Aladin`.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wait and watch the sizzling chemistry of Ranbir and Katrina in Ajab Prem Ki..

Katrina and Ranbir Kapoor have come together on screen for the first time. In the film ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani’ and both of them feel that the other person is very fun loving and nice. The film has been produced by Ramesh Taurani and directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi and is all set to release on November 6.

The hottest topic being discussed about the film is the vibrant chemistry between Katrina Kaif and Ranbeer Kapoor. “It’s an ordinary love story about ordinary people leading ordinary lives, but told in an unusual way”, Katrina says. Adding to it, Ranbir says, “That’s the perfect way to describe it.”

“Chemistry is not something that two individuals have, it’s what two characters have in a film. It’s great that people are seeing this chemistry because this is a romantic film. I am happy that people can see it even in the promos of the film”, Ranbir says. Katrina agrees with him and says,“If you want the same thing and if your vision is the same, then you are working as a team. It leads to great chemistry.”

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone Fighting Again

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and actress Deepika Padukone are dated to each other from last some years.

They both have great and big claims for their relationship bfore sometime. But now it is not looking that everything is ok.

It seems something wrong in the relationship of these lovebirds. According to Deepika Padukone, Ranbeer is not giving his.

100% to their relationship while Ranbeer said that he is very young to be engaged yet.

That’s why Deepika is upset with him. Before sometime, Neetu Singh – Ranbir’s mother and so called actress of last decay, has given enough spice as she dislike her son’s lover Deepika.

Jacqueline's hot favourite

Even before the release of her debut film Aladin, Jacqueline Fernandez has earned a fan following amongst several many B-town folks. But here’s one actor who has managed to impress her with his killer looks and harming demeanour, and that’s Shahid Kapoor!

The model-turned actress had worked with Shahid Kapoor in a luxury brand ad a year ago and since then has become a fan of the suave actor. “I really admire Shahid Kapoor for his h a rd wo rk and passion. He has grown.

As an actor with every film and when I saw him in Kaminey, I was totally floored by his performance! He can look innocent and hot at the same time”, exclaims ‘Jacquie’, as she is lovingly called by her Bollywood friends.

Jessica Simpson at Bollywood Bash with Neha Dhupia

Hollywood has arrived in Bollywood! Pop singer and reality TV star Jessica Simpson is in India to shoot her new VH1 show.

"The Price of Beauty" in which she travels the world to meet everyday women or local pop culture celebs to find out how far they are ready to go to get good looks.

"Bollywood Hero" actress Neha Dhupia was chosen as representative for Bollywod and she has been giving the Hollywood diva some ideas ideas.

On how to get gorgeous B-town style! To celebrate the East meets West fashion fusion, the two actresses threw a party at Mumbai’s Vie Lounge last night and we have the pics!

Neha Dhupia told The Times of India before the shooting of the show that "we wear (sarees) only on special occasions. In keeping with my personality, I’ll wear something Indo-Western for the show. But I know for sure that Jessica will be draped in a saree.”

However, for the fabulous bash last night, the "Singh Is Kinng" actress donned a dazzling pink saree while Jessica opted for a more simple style, sporting a pair of jeans shorts and a blue top with a matching sleeveless jacket. "The Price of Beauty" is set to air in 2010. What do you think of last night’s Bollywood bash? Who looked hot and who did not? Drop us a line.

Why Shilpa got engaged in the year's 10th month

No. 10 plays an important role in superstitious actress's life. Bollywood's age-old obsession with superstition may be behind Shilpa Shetty's sudden engagement to beau Raj Kundra.

The actress surprised everyone by getting engaged to the London-based NRI tycoon on Saturday, at a time when her sister Shamita is still inside the Bigg Boss house.

While conspiracy theories were quick to do the rounds over brewing rivalry between the Shetty sisters as the reason for Shilpa's move, the actress has been quick to quash such rumours.

It seems the number 10 plays an important part in Shilpa's life and so, she decided to get engaged in October, the tenth month of the year.

Look closely and you will spot the importance of 10 in Shilpa's life. She recently purchased a new apartment in Mumbai.

A building named Fortune 10. Two cars belonging to Kundra and her are also numbered 10 and 1010. She insisted on hosting a grand Indian Premier League party on March 10 this year.

In the capacity of being the co-owner of the Rajasthan Royals team. And, when she launched the new IPL T-shirts for the team, she held up a number 10 shirt at the press conference.

Shilpa did not get engaged before Bigg Boss started (on October 4) as the first four days of the month were considered inauspicious. With no chance of Shamita emerging out of the Bigg Boss house before October ends, the buzz is that Shilpa will not get married anytime this year but will wait till 2010.

Bollywood celebrities are well known for their fetish for numbers. Recently, Ajay Devgan changed his surname to Devgn for astrological reasons. Producers such as Rakesh Roshan, Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor are known for their obsessions with the letter 'K'.

All of Roshan's films, and most of Johar's films and Ekta's soaps, begin with a 'K'. Among other stars who altered their spellings for luck are Kareena Kapoor, who around the time Asoka released, had changed her name to Karriena.

She, however, reverted to the original spelling soon after. Viveik Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Tusshar Kapoor are other recent examples. Obviously, in Shilpa's life it's all a play of dus ka dum, albeit in a peculiar way. It's a different thing that in almost 16 years of her career in Bollywood, she hasn't exactly had 10 straight hits to flaunt.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Priyanka unwell but her humors intact!

Priyanka Chopra down with fever and food poisoning but keeps things light by cracking jokes about it! Priyanka Chopra knows how to live this hard life the light way.

She recently wrapped the shoot of Pyaar Impossible and is taking time-out for herself. But alas, something the girl ate is giving her a hard time.

Priyanka's tweet reads, "Down with fever and food poisioning…Ugh!Hate being sick..It's the gyms fault! Haha."

Priyanka was recently in the news for being in the guest list of Harry Baweja's Diwali bash. This stir up speculations about her getting back with Harman.

Whatever be the case, we wish Priyanka a soon recovery and hopes that she continues this cheery attitude towards life!

Katrina Kaif too busy these days!

Nowadays Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif is too busy. She has a special job in hands. Whenever Katrina gets time, she showers praises on Ranbir Kapoor. Ranbir is in lead role opposite her in Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani. The upcoming flick is being direted by acclaimed director Rajkumar Santoshi.

The movie's promos indicate that it will be a great entertainer as Katrina and Ranbir have superbly performed. Source said that Katrina praised Ranbir's working style on the set. The flick is a romantic tale of two youngsters. Katrina is in role of Jennifer and Kapoor has played role of Prem.

Bebo-Shahid together again?

Had Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor still been a couple, Kareena would have surely starred opposite him in his father Pankaj.

Kapur’sdirectorial debut, Mausam. After all, Pankaj had written the script of Mausam keeping Kareena in mind.

This, of course, was when Kareena and Shahid’s relationship was going strong. The former lovers last starred together in Jab We Met.

After the Shahid-Kareena break-up, Mausam got delayed to some extent since Pankaj Kapur had to drop his plan of casting Kareena and started considering other options for the lead actress.

Also, Pankaj couldn’t get a producer for a long time before Religare Vistaar Entertainment came into the picture.

A source said, “Things are fine now but they can’t go back to Kareena saying that they want her to do the film.

They are feeling quite awkward about asking her to star opposite Shahid and hence they have decided to launch a nationwide hunt to look for a girl who will be suitable for the film.”

When asked about him earlier wanting Kareena in his film, Pankaj said, “Who told you this? I am still writing the script. How can I think of casting actors before I have completed my script? I will further talk when we are ready to roll.” Producer Sheetal Talwar said, “Well, Shahid and Kareena look fabulous together on screen. But we are now having a nationwide hunt for the lead actress for Mausam.”

Kareena had no idea about this till we contacted her to ask what she has to say about Pankaj Kapur writing a script keeping in mind her and Shahid’s jodi. Clear about not mixing her personal and professional life, Kareena said, “If they have a good script and a good role and ask me to do it, I see no reason why I shouldn’t.”

Now that Kareena has no problem starring opposite Shahid, we wonder if his father will drop his plans of a nationwide hunt for the lead actress and make the next call to Kareena. Mausam is an out-and-out romantic film to be shot in five countries- UK, Spain, Italy, Austria and India. It is expected to start in January 2010.

Hrithik Roshan turns Pied Piper for Reliance Mobile

Reliance Mobile has rolled out a new TV-led campaign, that aims to promote the simplicity of its tariff plans. The communication has been conceptualised by Cartwheel Creative Consultancy. "Our task was to communicate the simplest tariff plan ever in a memorable and larger than life manner," said D Ramakrishna (Ramki), creative director, when asked about the brief given to the agency.

The TVC begins with a man looking crestfallen at a 'members only' sign, while a young boy is disheartened by an 'extras charged' sign. Similarly, a girl is upset with a 'conditions apply' board. They are all mobile phone customers.

Hrithik Roshan is watching all their disappointed faces, and begins whistling a tune to attract all the irritants, which in turn, begin to turn into mice. Hrithik, too, acquires a flute, and begins leading all the mice to a cliff in true 'Pied Piper' style, where they begin jumping off, thus leaving the Reliance Mobile consumers happy.

"This plan rids the mobile customer's world of all its irritants - hidden charges, special tariff vouchers, STD charges, roaming charges, uncertain charges... They are not unlike the rats in Hamelin. That's where the Pied Piper theme came from," Ramki explains.

When asked how difficult it was to reflect the 'Pied Piper of Hamelin' in a positive light, he said, "With Hrithik dancing, some delightful music, unusual animation and the general joy that comes from the 'liberation', it was not difficult to brighten up the tale." Ramki says, that the campaign stems from the consumer insight that mobile users can't be impulsive and happy if they are dogged by uncertainty about what they are paying for their calls and SMSes.

With a media mix comprising TV, print, outdoor, radio and PoS, the film has been shot by Abraham Cherian of MAD. The creative team that has worked on this campaign includes Ramki, Arthur, Nadeem, Atin, Shaun Kiran Waval, Sourabh and Sachin.

Asin opposed to skin show and vulgarity on screen

At a time when even established actresses are resorting to skin show to grab big deals and projects.

Asin, the new comer from South, is very particular about the fact that she will never go for roles which demand vulgarity and exposing.

“I would never do something that is baseless, vulgar and indecent… something I am not comfortable doing and therefore can’t do justice with,” Asin said.

She also added that her criteria for selecting films include script, role, director, producer and then co-artist.

“Language or financial issues never determine what film I want to do,” she said.

Just one film old, this pretty and talented actress from South selects her roles very carefully. At present, she is awaiting the release of ‘London Dreams’ opposite Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan where she plays a rock star. She is busy these days with a line of endorsements and a Disney film titled 19th Step.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Katrina to appear on TV shows to fund mom's charity

Katrina Kaif has been making frequent television appearances of late. And she's doing this only for her mother Susan Turquotte's charity Mercy Home in Madurai.

The actress' cheque from her first game-show appearance bought the first ambulance for Mercy Home.

The money she made through her appearances on 10 Ka Dum and Kaun Banega Crorepati before that, went to the orphanage her mother runs. It will be used to build a toddlers' wing.

In negotiations Kat is now in negotiation for a couple of other reality/music shows. "But only for my mother's charity work.

Otherwise, I wouldn't be interested in television appearances." Speaking on philanthropy, Katrina says, "Normally one doesn't like to speak on one's charity work.

It's a bit cheesy. But since people have been asking why I'm seen on so many shows, I've to admit that I've been lending my mom a helping hand with her orphanage. I'm lucky enough to let my mother make sure my charitable donations are used in the best way."

Always there Katrina's involvement with her mother's charity work is likely to grow in the coming months. She'll also get increasingly involved with Salman Khan's Being Human charitable work. "He has by now an organisation that runs on its own.

But I'm always there to do whatever work he wants me to do for Being Human. But it's my mom who really needs my support. I want to use my name to make her work grow." Next on their agenda is an orphanage in Chennai where Katrina's mom lives.

Ash steps in to help aide of 12 years

Aishwarya Rai- Bachchan is in the mood to be a friend in need. The actress has reportedly agreed to make a special appearance in a film being made by Hari Singh, her business manager of 12 years.

The movie revolves around the story of a war widow and will be directed by Jagmohan Mundhra, who has worked with Ash in the acclaimed film, Provoked.

It's believed that Ash is supposed to play a lawyer who makes an appearance at the end of the movie.

The sequence will be a courtroom climax to support a case of the war widow. Hari's daughter Bhumicka Singh is expected to play the lead.

Mundhra has already confirmed that he is part of the project. The filmmaker calls Ash's appearance.

The 'USP' of the movie. He feels it can't be called a cameo as it is an extremely crucial character that gets all the attention in the courtroom drama.

The rest of the cast is yet to be finalised with the shooting expected to kick off next year. Ash, in the meantime, has just wrapped up the shooting of her part in Mani Ratnam's Ravana with hubby Abhishek Bachchan.

She is also busy with Shankar's Endhiran with Rajnikanth. Besides Ravana, Ash's kitty is full with a number of plum projects such as Abhinay Deo's Crooked and Rajiv Menon's Dhun, which reportedly based on the Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan- starrer, Abhimaan.

Shatrughan, Rekha to reunite after 30 years

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha and Bollywood diva Rekha have called a truce after 30 years of "strained" relationship as the duo is set to reunite on the big screen in an upcoming romantic film.

'Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna hai' directed by Ramesh Talwar is Sinha's home production under.

The banner of 'Shotgun films' which is "a mature romantic movie and ready for release shortly," said the actor.

The 63-year-old actor said that he is doing the film with Rekha after 30 years of "strained" relationship. They were last seen in 1988 'Khoon Bhari Maang'.

"She (Rekha) went offensive on my some unintentional comments and we did not talk for 30 years before reuniting for the present movie.

He said adding that his wife Poonam Sinha played a crucial role in breaking ice in our relationship. Despite hectic political engagements, the actor said that his love for films remains intact. "I have not said goodbye to the movies...I manage time to do some selected ones," the actor said. Sinha, who was among early Bollywood stars to venture into politics, joined BJP in early 80s at the highest peak of his film career.

When asked how he managed to divide time between shooting for the film and politics Sinha said, "I found time in between BJP decision not to renominate me for Rajya Sabha from home state Bihar for the third term and entering fray for the Lok Sabha poll to complete the shooting quietly." "Through my hard work I manage to strike a balance between the real and reel life," he added.

Shilpa Shetty to wear a 'stunning' wedding dress

After exchanging the engagement ring with her London-based businessman boyfriend Raj Kundra in Mumbai on Saturday, actress Shilpa Shetty has already begun plans for her wedding.

The 34-year-old beauty, who catapulted to international fame after winning the ‘Big Brother’ show in UK, is learnt to have roped in fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani to design her wedding trousseau.

Though Shilpa wore a dazzling sari by Manish Malhotra on her engagement day, she chose Tarun for her wedding because he’s popular for traditional, ethnic Indian wear, including lehengas and saris.

Just last year, Shilpa was the showstopper for Tarun’s fashion show at the HDIL India Couture Week where she wore a heavy lehenga choli that had intricate work on it.

Tarun admits he’s been asked by Shilpa to design her wedding dress, but he refuses to reveal what he plans to create for the actress.

I can't talk about the details of the outfits but I can tell you that she will look absolutely stunning,” Tahiliani told.

A news agency on the sidelines of his show at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) on Saturday. When asked if he would design Shilpa’s dresses for the mehendi and sangeeth ceremonies as well, Tarun gave a terse reply. “I'll design everything!” he said without elaborating. Rumours are abuzz that Shilpa and Raj might tie the knot either by the end of this year or early next year.

Wishing Asin a very happy Birthday

Her sweet smile and innocent face is as pure as her name. After having ruled the South Indian film industry for the last few years, this pretty damsel has already earned a lot of fans after her heart-felt portrayal of the girl next door in Ghajini.

Yes...I am indeed talking about the one and only Asin. Asin celebrates her birthday today and I at Bollywood-Stop would like to give all you fans a chance to wish the actress on her special day. You may post your birthday wishes.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Vidya can't stop talking about Big B

Vidya Balan is super impressed. And it’s her Pa co-star Amitabh Bachchan that she can’t stop talking about.

The unit of the movie was shooting in Malaysia recently and the temperature was very low. And Vidya’s costumes for the scene had her shivering.

The actress had nothing to keep herself warm, and the discomfort was obvious on her face.

A unit member says, "It was only Mr Bachchan who noticed her discomfort and offered her.

His leather jacket. His simple gesture has Vidya gushing about him these days."

Katrina, a big fan of Kareena

Katrina Kaif is going ga ga over Kareena Kapoor and their bond. Recently giving an interview to a news channel Kat was excited to talk about her friend. Not many people know that both the vivacious actress shares the same manager too. "She is very nice girl and I like her as well as her work. We even shares one manager and I am a big fan of her," says Katrina.

There had been news in the industry about their cold war but with this statement of Kat, she is putting it all the rumours at rest. Kareena Kapoor was the unchallenged queen of B-Town at as far as her price was concerned. But Katrina Kaif started competing with her at every turn: with the price, the number of film, as well as endorsements.

"Whenever we meet each other she talks with me very nicely and I too love her company. I really do admire her as one of the great actress in the industry," she states in the interview to the entertainment channel. Looking at this statement it seems the cold war between the two actresses has ended. All’s well that end’s well is what we can say in this case.

Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty Engagement

Shilpa Shetty will be get engaged to her London based millionaire boyfriend Raj Kundra on Saturday, 24th October at Raj Kundra’s 7th floor Flat in Juhu, Mumbai.

According to the astrologers of Shilpa shettty’s family , Saturday being a lucky day according to the Hindu calendar.

The couple has therefore decided to go ahead with the ceremony,the wedding to be held in December in Mumbai, and a reception in London.

The ceremony is going to be extremely private affair with only close friends and family members attending.

The engagement ring is reportedly bigger than the 14 carat stone that Shilpa shetty is already wearing.

Shilpa’s engagement dress is a Manish Malhotra designed saree and choli in soft onion pink chiffon color. Shilpa shetty sister Shamita shetty will miss the special occasion of her sister as she is in the Bigg Boss 3 house.

Neha Dhupia is the beauty ambassador for Bollywood

The former Miss India Neha Dhupia gave a spark and now seems to have disappeared from the scene of Bollywood.

She has had no releases lately. But there is some good news at least for her. Her beauty has been recognized once more.

She has been chosen as the beauty ambassador for India by American pop singer, actress and fashion entrepreneur Jessica Simpson for her TV show Price of Beauty.

This show will have a special segment on Bollywood and Neha has been selected as their beauty ambassador.

Neha was noticed by the makers in her US mini series ‘Bollywood Hero’ which was highly appreciated by the critics.

Jessica and her crew would go around the world to find out how different people perceive beauty. The shoot is scheduled to start from next week.

In Mumbai and according to sources Jessica and her crew have also planned for a big Bollywood party once the shoot gets over.

Action hero Akshay Kumar injured at the shoot of Housefull

Akshay Kumar is believed to be one of the most daring actors in Bollywood. He has been extremely successful. In action movies and has done quite a lot of life dangering scenes in his films.

But the Bollywood action hero got severely injured while shooting a scene for his upcoming film ‘Housefull’.

During the shoot, he had to dive into the deeper end of the pool but something went wrong and the water entered his ears.

This gave rise to severe pain and he had to be hurried to the hospital as the water has reached his eardrums.

“Yes, Akshay did injure his ear but there is nothing to worry about now”, says Sajid Khan, director of the film.

Friday, October 23, 2009

I would never do something vulgar - Asin

Southern beauty Asin, who is looking forward to her mega budget Bollywood release "London Dreams".

Says she chooses her roles carefully as she doesn't want to do anything vulgar or indecent.

"I would never do something that is baseless, vulgar and indecent... something I am not comfortable doing and therefore can't do justice with," Asin told IANS.

"When I choose a film, my criteria are script, role, director, producer and then co-artist. Language or financial issues never determine what film I want to do," she added.

The 23-year-old made her debut in Hindi movies opposite superstar Aamir Khan in the hit film "Ghajini" last year.

Deepika asks Katrina to stop spreading rumours

The war between Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif seems to be becoming the hottest issue in tinsel town.

So much so that now the Shahrukh-Salman brawl is looking small in comparison to their cat fight.

The two have been fighting over Ranbir Kapoor's closeness to Katrina during the shooting of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahini.

Deepika accepted that she felt insecure about her relationship especially after the rumour of Ranbir’s intimacy with Katrina.

Deepika also rubbished the rumours of her closeness with Farhan Akhtar with whom she is shooting for the movie Kartik Calling Kartik.

She was shooting an intimate scene for the movie with Farhan when an uninvited Katrina landed on the sets.

Deepika zeroed in on Katrina to have spread the rumours. Taking a dig at her she said it was very easy to figure out who had spread the rumours.

Deepika and Ranbir had a fight Shabina Khan's party and Katrina was thought to be the reason behind it.

Shilpa Shetty to get engaged tomorrow

Bollywood is abuzz with the news Thursday that Shilpa Shetty is finally getting engaged to beau Raj Kundra coming Saturday, October 24. Her publicist confirmed the news, saying Shilpa's engagement will be a private affair, only for family.

The wedding will be in December in Mumbai, with a reception in London., he has been quoted as saying. Strange that Shilpa chose to get engaged when her sister Shamita Shetty is still in the Bigg Boss House. Looks like the muhurat is good!

Riteish doesn't want to play a homosexual in Dostana 2

Tarun Mansukhani is in the process of completing the script to the Dostana sequel. It was reported that.

The sequel would have two more actors who'd actually be gay in the film, and not pretend-gay like John and Abhishek.

Tarun Mansukhani is in the process of completing the script to the Dostana sequel. It was reported that.

The sequel would have two more actors who'd actually be gay in the film, and not pretend-gay like John and Abhishek.

The character would actually be attracted to men. Word is, that Riteish Deshmukh was approached to play the gay character, but refused.

A source says, "Riteish has an amazing flair for comedy. He was the first actor in mind for the role. Also he's sensitive and would've done the part well, without making it tacky."

It is learnt that Riteish refused the role citing personal problems. The source adds, "He wasn't keen on playing a gay character.

It's a risk for any mainstream Bollywood actor to take on such a role. He politely refused, but he was disappointed that his one of his best friends, who had many films on the floors, had offered him an insignificant role."

When contacted, Tarun says that he hasn't approached anyone yet for the film. "No one has been approached for Dostana 2. With the exception of John and Abhishek, of course. Casting only happens after the script is written."

Now Im just a credit title - Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)

He sleeps for “four to five hours” a day, burns the midnight oil to blog and has a packed shooting schedule.

But 67-year-old megastar Amitabh Bachchan insists he is neither the busiest person in the Hindi film industry nor an important part of any of his projects.

“I don’t think that is entirely correct. I just do whatever is offered to me. I do films, I am now doing television (’Big Boss 3′),” said Amitabh shrugging off the busy bee title.

“If you plan your day and time, you can find time to do all these things. If the body responds, it’s fine. But sooner or later it’s going to pack up, so might.

As well work while it’s working,” said Amitabh who squeezed in enough time to reply to 1207 SMSes that he received on his birthday last week.Over four decades of excellent cinematic presence has made him a brand. Doesn’t that overshadow others in a film?

“I don’t think that is entirely correct. May be in the early years, they (audiences) came to watch my films because I was in it. But now I am just one of the credit titles. I am not that important,” Bachchan told IANS in an interview.

“I am a part of the crew and the cast. Even in my early years, I used to think that. I think the product itself is more important. It’s the film that is going to make you or your name or give you visibility. If that goes wrong then everything goes wrong. So one must work as a team so that the product works,” he explained.

The actor stays awake till the wee hours to write his blog. “That is like a compulsion. I feel very vacant and I feel as though I haven’t done justice to my day if I don’t write the blog because there are now a few hundred people who are regular. They wait to know about me and they want to talk to me,” Amitabh said.

“I feel somewhat guilty if I don’t write the blog every day. So even if I am late, I make sure that I put something down,” he added. Doesn’t his family object to his blogging addiction? “They are always saying, ‘Please don’t write your blog. Get off your blog’,” he said.

“You have all kinds of funny things happening to your neck and shoulder because you’re all the time bending down on your laptop. But that’s okay,” added the Big B, as he is fondly called. Strenuous working hours and regular blogging hardly leaves any time to catch up on sleep but the actor is content with what he gets.

“I get about four to five hours’ sleep and that’s okay,” said the veteran, who was seen this year only in a cameo in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s “Delhi-6″. Amitabh was here to promote his upcoming film “Aladin”. Releasing Oct 30, it is a contemporary take on the classic fairy tale and he stars in it as the Genie.

Produced by Sunil Lulla and Sujoy Ghosh, the film has been directed by Ghosh. It also stars Riteish Deshmukh in the lead opposite debutante Jacqueline Fernandez. Sanjay Dutt appears in a negative role in the film. Apart from casting magic in the film as the Genie, the sexagenarian has also performed action sequences in “Aladin”. He says the only way to attempt stunts at his age is by keeping “fit”.

“You have to keep fit. Some of the action scenes are really tough and they are physically very draining. But now they have wonderful gadgetry which can make you jump sky high and do all kinds of things. We use that, but even doing that is strenuous.

If you are not prepared to do all that, then it doesn’t work,” he said. Despite wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya all being actors, the Hindi film industry still has not seen the entire family together in a film.

When asked about it, he said: “I don’t know. Somebody will have to design a project like that. If they do,we’ll be very happy to do it.” Apart from “Aladin”, Amitabh’s other projects include “Paa”, “Teen Patti”, “Rann” and “Johnny Mastana”.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Katrina Kaif gifts underwear to Nana Patekar

Do you expect an actress to gift an underwear to her co-star? It may sound strange but Katrina Kaif did.

It if the latest news is to be believed. She gave Nana Patekar some funny items including an underwear as a birthday gift.

It happened on the sets of Prakash Jha's Rajneeti. Sources said that Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpayee told Katrina that it was Nana’s birthday and that they were planning to throw a big party for him.

They told her to wish him and present him a gift box since he was in bad mood. They also told her to dress in Indian attire, as the actor is very particular about the way women dress.

Katrina promptly obliged their request. Dressed in a salwar kameez, she handed him the cake box.

On opening it, the excited Nana was shocked to find an old underwear, a single chappal and a fake moustache in the gift box.

Sources said that Katrina blushed on seeing the odd items. Everyone on the set including Nana, Ajay, Arjun and Manoj had a good laughter. Nana told her that it was just a prank and warned her to be careful with Ajay in the days to come.

Ajay was the master mind of the prank and took the unit of the film including Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpayee into confidence to fool Katrina. Everything went on as planned and they had a good laughter at the end. Well, Katrina better think twice before saying ‘Yes’ to Ajay next time!

Ash, Abhi get naughty in ad

In their first appearance in a television commercial Bollywood celebrity couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan will show their mischievous side. The two have teamed up for a soap brand and will be seen getting cosy in the commercial.

The couple has reportedly been paid a hefty amount to feature in the ad film which will be on air this month. This is their first ad together though the two have featured as a couple in films like Kuch Naa Kaho, Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Umrao Jaan and Guru. Their next is Mani Ratnam's Ravan.

Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachan and Ranbir - Youth Icons

Speaking about Bollywood stars a few are known to be the icons of film industry. The youth of India, have amazingly shown.

Their huge response to Amitabh Bachan who had one time ruled the heart of people world over but had left the industry after giving to many flops.

His come back has been welcomed, his roles in the movies have been more contemporary and.

The talented actor came out of old shell of a hero singing around the trees dancing around in the lush green lands.

Comes in Shahrukh Khan when the competition was tough with Amir Khan ruling the silver screen with Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt etc. Shahrukh came in with bang and swept the movie watchers by surprise. Earning the title to King Khan and standing in line with the legend like Amitabh Bachan.

And now - Raj Kapoor’s grandson, Ranbir Kapoor is all set to be crowned with the title of Youth Icon. Ranbir is the son of Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor, the evergreen lover boy of Bollywood siliver screen. Ranbir Kapoor modestly crowned Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachan with the title of ‘Youth Icon’ by saying, ‘Media might give you titles like youth icons but to me, youth icons are Amitabh Bachan and Shahrukh Khan. They have an amazing fan following. It has nothing to do with age.”

BLUE collects 51 crores in 3 days-All Time Record

3 day collections amount to a whopping 51 crores! Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Visions Ltd’s ‘BLUE’ has definitely set.

The cash registers ringing!Directed by Anthony D’Souza, Bollywood’s most ambitious project has lived up to.

Its hype and people are flocking to the theatres to catch the grandest oceanic spectacle ever made in Bollywood!

The film has broken all records to rake in a whopping 51 crores in the first weekend itself!

The style and look of the film, the wild scenic beauty of the oceans, the fast paced action.

On land and in water has had the audiences rushing to the theatres! Coupled with a perilous treasure hunt, some foot tapping music by the award winning music duo A.R Rahman and Resul Pookuty and a chart topping number international pop icon Kylie Minogue, the film has long been the talk of the town.

To top it off, the film stars top Bollywood actors like Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Rahul Dev and Katrina Kaif making it the ultimate visual treat! Having created waves in the Box-office, ‘BLUE’ looks poised to become a landmark film!

Jessica Simpson going to Bollywood

Hollywood diva Jessica Simpson will shoot in India starting next week for her VH1 docu-series show “The Price of Beauty”, according to reports.

In this show, Simpson will reportedly get some beauty pointers from Bollywood actress-model Neha Dhupia (Singh is Kinng), 29, who was quoted as saying:

“I know for sure that Jessica will be draped in a saree.” Simpson reportedly may also study the local dietary fads, beauty regimes and fashions and even take part in some of the extreme practices she finds out.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged Simpson to spend some time in an ashram (hermitage) while in India and explore Hinduism for solace, reinventing herself, and to bring meaning to her life.

Ashram stay might help bring Simpson tranquility, spirituality and serenity, Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, added in a statement in Nevada (USA) today.

Rajan Zed says that ashram is a place of retreat usually used for spiritual development and India is full of them. Even Lord Krishna himself went to sage Sandipani’s ashram to gain knowledge. MTV nominated Jessica Ann Simpson (The Dukes of Hazzard), 29, has achieved seven Billboard Top 40 hits.

Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents and moksha (liberation) is its ultimate goal. American cable television network VH1 is owned by leading global entertainment content company Viacom whose chairman is Sumner Redstone and president Philippe Dauman.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ranbir- Deepika nearing a break-up?

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone make one of the most sizzling couple in Bollywood right now. But this image of theirs seems to be on a high risk.

It is being rumored of late that the couple is having lots of fights due to the commitment issue and they might soon near a break up as well.

Their fights are now not limited to their private conversation and have become visible to people around them as well. It is also being rumored that no-one else but Ranbir Kapoor’s mother is the cause of these fights.

She does not approve of the relation that Ranbir has with Deepika. Ranbir tried to convince him but it was of no use. To this, Deepika feels that Ranbir is not committed to her and feels very upset about it. Ranbir on the other hand feels that he is too young for this.

Tanisha will be seen in an independent Hollywood film

Tanisha Mukherjee is all set to feature in an indie film produced by a US studio. Sources reveal that Tanisha is in LA for the since the last few weeks preparing for the shoot.

Earlier this year, when the actress had accompanied Kajol for the shooting of My Name is Khan there.

She'd met with a couple of local producers. They saw her previous work and agreed to cast her in the role.

A source reveals, "The role requires an Indian girl and Tanisha fits the bill. Also she's not too excited with the kind of work coming her way here.

Which is why she was more than willing to do this project. Tanisha is supposed to be the only Indian actor in the yet-untitled film.

Culture clash The film tells the story of an Indian girl who's recently relocated to the US and how she comes to terms with the clash in culture."

The source adds that Tanisha is presently staying in LA with a friend and will only return once the shoot is complete.

"She plans to extend her stay there if required, but as of now she's gone for a couple of months". Neha Dhupia's Holly show Recently, Neha Dhupia was also in Hollywood to promote.

An American TV series titled 'Bollywood Hero', a three- part comedy mini series. Neha played the role of a Bollywood actress Alima Lakhani opposite American actor comedian Chris Kattan.

Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif have a great chemistry on screen

Akshay Kumar thinks that the on-screen chemistry between him and Katrina Kaif is very sizzling. He believes that if they are casted together in a film then there are better chances of its hitting the silver screen.

There have been quite a few movies that they have done together and they have performed very well at the box office too. These movies are Namastey London, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng and Blue being the most recent one. Akshay has also recently admitted that Katrina has brought a lot of good luck to his career in Bollywood. He also feels that the actress is extremely talented and he takes pleasure in working with her.

Salman to perform in Kolkata on October 23

Salman Khan had to perform live in Kolkata on September 26 to promote his film Wanted. But due to some unexpected happening.

The Bollywood actor had to cancel the show. He, however, had promised that the show will take place for sure.

Now keeping up his words with his fans in Kolkata, the star has decided to show up in the city on the 23rd November.

The news has also been confirmed by a news daily. The event was organized at the Mohammedan Sporting Club which has.

A capacity of around 20000 people but almost 40000 people turned up. The crowd became unmanageable and the show had to be cancelled. Then Salman promised that the show will be reorganized soon and now he will perform at the Salt Lake Stadium which is capable of accommodating 1,25,000 people.

“I am very happy to go back to Kolkata because I had committed to my fans and once I make a commitment I stick to it no matter what happens. And that is why I am going back to celebrate the success of my recent release `Wanted` and the launch of my forthcoming film ‘London Dreams’”, says Salman.


KYLIE MINOGUE's Bollywood debut has been panned by Indian critics who have slammed the star's performance.

The Spinning Around singer became the highest-paid foreign celebrity in Bollywood history when she pocketed more than.

$1 million (£670,000) for performing a song in Blue, the most expensive Indian picture ever made.

Movie bosses were hoping the singer's appearance would help it appeal to western audiences.

But Minogue's performance failed to impress critics in India when it hit the nation's big screens on Friday (16Oct09).

Critics branded the film "idiotic" and claimed the Australian star failed to "sizzle" during her song and dance number, suggesting the pop star is "as sexy as a fat housewife in a kaftan". One critic called Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman's score "strictly average," adding Kyle Minogue "can't save this film from reaching its watery grave."