Katrina Kaif....The Beautiful Pink Lady

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif poses for a picture during a meeting with contest winners of her movie "New York" in Mumbai August 26, 2009. Picture taken August 26, 2009.

Anything for work says Priyanka!

Anything for work says Priyanka!
Priyanka who was enjoying her long deserved break from work at an unknown destination suddenly came back to dub for her forthcoming film What’s your Rashee.
Priyanka had written in her blog that she is enjoying herself at some beach which looked like the girl would do anything to continue till her holidays are over. Workaholic Priyanka had taken ill many times last month while in her busy schedule.
A source informs “The dubbing of What’s Your Rashee? was so important that Priyanka just could not refuse.
While a few of her friends who were with her on the holiday told her to take it easy, Priyanka still chose to make a hectic dash.”
Priyanka Chopra is now in Mumbai for day to complete the dubbing for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s What’s Your Rashee? Looks like the lady is all yes for work only!

Hansika Motwani can now legally marry

Hansika Motwani can now legally marry

Hansika Motwani turned 18 this year on August 9. Guess what was her birthday present this time? Well, Hansika is now officially eligible to vote, which she thinks is her best birthday present so far in all these years.
Exclaims Hansika, “Birthdays have always been special. This birthday however, is special because I am 18 now and am eligible to vote. I owe a lot to my parents to inculcate the sense of responsibility for my country in me. And I am very excited to get the franchise to vote from now on.”
On asking how she spent her 18 birthday, she says, “I went to an orphanage and spent some time with the children there, and later partied with friends in the evening.” Without divulging many details about her film career she exclaims, “I have signed a film opposite Imran Khan and can’t talk much about it.
Also, I have done about 5-6 Telugu films and recently signed a Tamil film.” As far as her birthday present goes, she is all set with a new responsibility with objectivity. Well, all we can is good going Hansika.

I'm Not Getting Married This Year - Shilpa Shetty

Anything for work says Priyanka!
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is upset over news that she is set to tie the knot with London-based businessman Raj Kundra by the year end.
She clarifies that she isn't getting married this year. "I've said before, I will make an official announcement the day my parents decide on my marriage date and I promise the press will have at least a month to celebrate the announcement.
So to set the record straight, no I'm not getting married this year. Yes, I am looking at next year, but date not decided," Shilpa posted on.
A British newspaper reported Thursday that the actress would be getting married between September and December in Britain after her father, Surendra Shetty, wrote so in an application to an Indian court.
But Shilpa has slammed the news. "I am sick and tired of people calling me to clarify after they've put it as breaking news on some channels and wasted reams of paper on concocted news articles," she said. Shilpa is also upset over the leakage of the details her father gave to the court to acquire his passport.
"My poor dad is already having a tough time every time he has to travel abroad and has to apply for his passport, and as alway it's harrowing enough for him to go back and forth every time for his passport...," she said.
Surendra Shetty's passport was reportedly confiscated after he was charged with threatening a business associate he claimed owed money to his daughter. Since then, he and his wife Sunanda have only been able to travel overseas with the court's permission, which is why he applied for the passport on the alleged pretext of Shilpa's wedding. "My dad's 67 and ageing, please let the poor man live in peace and dignity, it's annoying. I request the press to report responsibly and not make any baseless assumptions," stated Shipa.

Adieu my love says Deepika to beau Ranbir

Adieu my love says Deepika to beau Ranbir

Whenever Ranbir leaves town, Deepika, the earnest girlfriend, makes sure she drops her boyfriend off at the airport, so they can spend quality time together.
And the same works vice versa. It is timely intervention that Deepika, who would have actually travelled from London straight to Italy, managed two days in Mumbai. She was by Ranbir’s side when his grandmother expired.

Bipasha's 'Hatoda' secret revealed..

Bipasha's 'Hatoda' secret revealed..
The gorgeous Bipasha Basu, in her earlier days in Mumbai, used to keep a hatoda (hammer) in her purse to protect herself from all danger.
She shares her story for the first time on Indian television with host Farah Khan of STAR Plus' new chat show Tere Mere Beach Mein.
On Farah quizzing her if she ever carried a weapon for defence, Bipasha says, "I used to carry a huge bag. In it was a pillow and a hammer.
After late night rehearsals and fashion shows, I would tell the taxi driver to drop me at my paying guest accommodation at Bandra.
I'm geographically challenged..I don't have a very good road sense so I'd get into the cab, take out my pillow and go to sleep. And thankfully, I never got a chance to use the hatoda."
To which Farah quips, "How sad. Achha agar hypothetically tumhe hathoda kissi pe maarna hota, to tum kahan pe maarti use? Bipasha quickly retorts, "Upar aur neeche (and laughs)!" To see your favorite stars Bipasha Basu and Shilpa Shetty, lead normal lives just like you, tune into Tere Mere Beach Mein, Sunday, August 30, from 9 to 10 pm, only on STAR Plus...

Salman Khan dosent like to see Katrina Kaif in short clothes

Salman is not watching Katrina's films from a long time, and there's a reason behind it. Salman doesn't like Katrina wearing sexy and small clothes in the films. Perhaps he doesn't even like to see other male stars romancing her onscreen.

Salman Khan dosent like to see Katrina Kaif in short clothes

Salman says, "Once I saw she was wearing a really small skirt in a movie and I didn't like it. It's better to stay away from those films. I never interfere in her work anymore, as she's grown up and has good scene of choice.I just watch the promos of Katrina's films and gets the idea of what the film is about."
Sources revealed that Katrina used to ask Salman to check out a couple of her scenes due her problem with dubbing but he has stopped it now, as he doesn't want to be labelled as an aggressive boyfriend .

Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra wedding in December

Shilpa, Raj

The sleek actress with the hottest curves ever seen in Bollywood – Shilpa Shetty is getting hitched with her current boyfriend businessman Raj Kundra, this December. Shilpa, earlier in an interview with an entertainment channel revealed her wish of getting married soon, and now it seems her dream is coming true.Recently it was reported that Shilpa is going to make this event a grand one, with a lavish wedding in the posh suburbs of London.

Though we haven’t received any confirmation from her official spokesperson. Shilpa’s dad is being seen in and out of court trying to get his passport back, which ceased in 2006. This has sparked a speculation on the wedding, as what could be more urgent than his daughter’s wedding. Everybody is keeping mum on this affair, and it looks like Shilpa and Raj want to keep it all hush-hush till the final date, and have a official announcement later.

Arre jab pyar kiya toh darna kya…

Aishwarya-Abhishek plan for two kids


There have been endless speculations as to when the most celebrated couple in Bollywood, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Bachchan would bring in a new member to the Bachchan household. But now we hear it from the horse’s mouth itself. In a recent interaction with the media Abhishek Bachchan said he would love to start his family pretty soon.

The actor added that starting a family is the reason everyone gets married and he would want to expand his family and have kids. The actor has however calculated on family planing and said that that ‘Hum Do Hamare Do` will be the will be his guiding light whenever the time for starting the family sets in.

As of now both Abhishek and Aishwarya are busy with multiple commitments and will be seen together in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan.

Salman doesn’t like Katrina wear small skirt


You may wonder what has gone wrong with Salman Khan when he said that he doesn’t watch his girlfriend Katrina Kaif’s films. In fact, his feedback would be invaluable but he has his own reason for shying away from her films. The reason is – he doesn’t like to see her wearing sexy and small skirt. Salman admitted that he doesn’t watch Katrina’s film. But why? He said that he once watched her film and she was wearing a small skirt, which he didn’t quite like.

Meanwhile, he is aware that he has to let it go sometimes. He is left with no option but to keep away from such films. He added that he could make out the genre of her film from the promos and stay away if necessary.The reports that Salman was guiding Katrina was right as he admitted that he did help her initially. However, he said that he doesn’t interfere in her work anymore, as she’s grown up and has good scene of choice.

Salman said that Katrina used to ask him to check out a couple of her scenes due her problem with dubbing but he has stopped it now, as he doesn’t want to be labelled as an aggressive boyfriend who barges into his girlfriend’s sets.

Bipasha Basu’s cheque didn’t come on time

Bipasha Basu

Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Gulshan and Grover performed at the South Asian Carnival on August 15. Bipasha was to be part of the package but she stayed back in London as her cheque didn’t arrive. This was a part of a two-day, extravagant fun fair in Chicago to celebrate India’s Independence Day for people to see their favorite stars and get their autographs and pictures too. Bipasha, who reached Mumbai a couple of days back and is currently shooting in Kadaikudi for Priyadarshan’s film opposite Ajay Devgan, says, “Yes, I didn’t go for the Independence Day Carnival in Chicago. The money didn’t come on time so instead of going to US, I stayed back in London to spend time with John (Abraham) and shooting for Harpers Bazaar.” The actress is very clear about the stance she had to take vis-a-vis her trip to Chicago.

Katrina, Saif, Kareena were holidaying there but I had to take a nine-hour flight to Chicago. I didn’t want to fly without any confirmation. They were willing to pay me part of my entire remuneration. The organisers (Cineyug’s Morani brothers) told me to take a chance and fly down from London (where Bipasha was) to Chicago. They said they would try to see what they could do depending on the crowd turnout but I flatly refused.I couldn’t afford to take a chance and fly all the way down without getting my full amount.” So she stayed back in London “chilling with John and shopping for bath and kitchen accessories at Heels, John Lewis and Selfridges for my new home in Khar.” Morani says, “Frankly, the overseas business is handled by Karim and Aly and I really don’t have knowledge of this.” Despite repeated text messages and calls Karim and Aly remained unavailable for comment.

For Priyadarshan’s film which is based on honour killings, Bipasha dons “a simple, deglam, realistic and very traditional Bengali look though I play a Bihari girl. “I am clad in simple cotton sarees, with bindi, hair in a bun. I play a housewife and am growing my hair for the role. It’s quite a defined one and I am very excited to be playing it,” says the Bengali actress, who has Rituparno Ghosh’s Shab Charitro Kalponik, Sanjay Gupta’s Pankh and Ajay Devgan’s All The Best coming up as her next releases.

Kareena is always special to me: Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

We all have heard so many rumours that things between the Kapoors and Bachchans soured after the Karisma and Abhishek wedding was called off. Kareena and Abhishek too fell apart following this regrettable split.The duo made Bollywood debut together in “Refugee”. Abhishek Bachchan has a special place for Kareena Kapoor in his heart as she was his first co-actress.

Abhishek Bacchan says, “Bebo has always said that she was my first heroine and she will always be special for me. She is not only a very sweet girl but also one of the finest actresses. We started our journey together. So she is always special to me.” On asking whether he would like to work with Kareena Kapoor again in future he says, “Of course, I will. People keep saying that I refuse to work with her. The fact is that nothing worthwhile has come up.”

Sources revealed that, Abhishek Bachchan may act opposite Kareena Kapoor in Randhir Kapoor’s upcoming movie.

Salman to take on SRK in the field

Salman, SRK

After taking on Shahrukh Khan on the screen and off it Bollywood hunk Salman Khan is also set to take his arch rival on the cricket field. Salman has shown interest in owning a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The actor apparently met Lalit Modi the chairman and commissioner of the IPL to discuss the possibility of buying one of the two new teams which will be added to the tournament from the 2011 season.

Salman has been toying with the idea of owing a team ever since he saw fellow celebrities Preity Zinta, Juhi Chawla and Shilpa Shetty apart from SRK being associated with India’s cricketing extravaganza. Although the names of the cities haven’t been finalised by the IPL body, cities like Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Vishakhaptanam are being discussed. Apart from Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt are also reportedly interested in owning IPL teams.

But is not going to be easy for Salman to own a team as some of India’s leading corporates will take part in the auction will take place in January 2010. Markets analysts believe each of the two teams could sell for as much as Rs. 1000 Crores. It remains to be seen if Salman alone goes for a team or ties up with other Bollywood celebrities to own a team. The Bollywood war though will be fought on a different battle ground.

Salman-Shahid patch up!


They say it’s never too late and our two actors might have just realised that. After a bitter fallout during the Rockstars concert in 2006, Salman Khan and Shahid Kapoor had been avoiding each other like the plague. It so happened that Salman was not getting his steps right and Shahid offered to help him out. Apparently Salman didn’t like this young actor’s interference and asked him to leave him alone.

Salman even opted out of Satish Kaushik’s long awaited film, Shahid-starrer Milenge Milenge, wherein he was supposed to do a cameo. But guess what we hear now? Shahid has agreed to be part of Salman Khan’s popular show 10 Ka Dum where he will be promoting his forthcoming film Dil Bole Hadippa with co-star Rani Mukerji.

Seems like Shahid is indeed basking in the glory of his successful career and has forgotten the episode whole heartedly. Salman too has been gracious enough to invite them on his show.

Rishi Kapoor to contend for Elections?

Rishi Kapoor

Next Gen Films and Kaleidoscope Entertainment announced today the release of Chintuji, a humorous take on actors becoming politicians. Starring veteran actor Rishi Kapoor who plays himself (Chintu Kapoor), the hilarious satire is scheduled to release on 4thSeptember. After being highly appreciated in the super hit Love Aaj Kal, Rishi Kapoor is all set to captivate audiences with his character driven role in Chintuji where he plays himself Rishi ‘Chintu’ Kapoor. Set in a small but beautiful village called ‘Hadbahedi’, Chintuji casts Rishi Kapoor in an intriguing role, which has been very special to the actor.

The film has been produced by Bobby Bedi and written & directed by Ranjit Kapoor of cult comedy ‘Jane Bhi Do Yaaron’ fame of which he wrote the dialogues. In this hilarious satire on actors becoming politicians, the film takes the fun route with Rishi Kapoor playing a ‘reel life brat’ portraying all his ‘real life’ idiosyncrasies. Speaking of his role in Chintuji, Rishi Kapoor says, “I’m thrilled with this role as this is the first time I have portrayed a character this close to my real personality. I had a ball playing this role and it occupies a very special place in my heart. Despite being an uproarious comedy, the film still manages to remain meaningful and beautifully brings out the satire and emotions.

It’s a superb blend of fiction and reality. In the words of one of my Father, Shri Raj Kapoor’s favourite songs – it is “Aadhi Haqeeqat, Aadha fasana”. The film stars Rishi Kapoor as lead protagonist along with Priyanshu Chatterjee, Kulraj Randhawa, Grusha Kapoor and Sourabh Shukla with a special performance by Sophie Choudhary.

Priyanka Chopra not allowed to wear jeans

Priyanka Chopra

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who made a style statement with her hot pants and halter tops in “Dostana”, wasn’t allowed to wear a pair of jeans at home.The 27-year-old actress, who was brought up in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, faced these restrictions at home after returning from the US, where she had gone to do her high school.

“I wasn’t allowed to wear short skirts and then my jeans were also confiscated. And my mother got 12 salwar kameez sets made for me so that I wore only those because when I used to go to school, guys used to follow me,” Priyanka revealed on Farah Khan’s chat show “Tere Mere Beach Mein”.

But that phase is over for Priyanka who is counted among the most glamorous actresses in Bollywood today.

Is London Dreams a copy?

London Dreams

Milos Forman directed Amadeus revolves Austrian musicians Salieri and Mozart. Salieri is immensely jealous of Mozart’s talent. He thinks his own music is pure and Mozart’s compositions are outlandish. He tries to thwart Mozart’s musical attempts and even gets his hands on Mozart’s original work through his wife and passes it off as his own. In the end, his envy gets the better of him and he murders Mozart. London Dreams, shot extensively in London, Paris and Punjab is the story of two childhood friends, played by Ajay and Salman who want to be rock stars. So they grow up and fulfill their dreams and both of them fall in love with Asin, the dancer of their band which is called London Dreams.

It is about the rivalry between them and also about who finally gets the girl. If London Dreams is a contemporary adaptation of Amadeus then, Ajay Devgan will play Salieri whose music is pure, Salman will play the outlandish Mozart and Asin will play Salman’s love interest. Shaka Laka Boom Boom starring Bobby Deol, Upen Patel, Celina Jaitley and Kangna Ranaut, was an awfully made take on Amadeus. When contacted, Vipul Shah said, “London Dreams is not similar to any film. It is an original piece of work. Why does everybody have to doubt an Indian filmmaker?

Just because it is about two guys who are in the world of music, so it becomes like some other film?” Let’s just wait for his dreams to unfold. London Dreams releases on October 30, 2009.

Kareena Kapoor has become very choosy; directors are worried for the dates

Kareena Kapoor has become very choosy; directors are worried for the dates
Among one of the glam girls of Bollywood and the cutie pie of "Chhote Nawaab", Kareena Kapoor has become very choosy and why not she has been one of the lady ruler of the tinsel world.
According to the sources, now almost all the directors who are working with 'Bebo' are facing a lot of problem due to her fussy nature during shoots. This time Sudhir Mishra is facing these problems in his forthcoming movie.
Sources also added that Kareena is not fixing shooting dates to the director. Whenever, Sudhir called her up for the shoots.
She ended the call to say that she will be on the movie location when her beau Saif Ali Khan will finished up with his another flick "Agent Vinod".
Now-a-days, Bebo is enjoying her holidays with boyfriend Saif Ali Khan and Sudhir Mishra is worried for his upcoming project with Kareena Kapoor.
Sudhir set to make a political drama movie "Dhruv" with the actress. In this flick, Farhan Akhtar is going to feature opposite Kareena Kapoor.
However, director Sudhir Mishra is busy with her another upcoming, the sequel of "Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi" with Irfaan Khan and Chitrangada Singh. This flick will be on the silver screen with the name "2- days, 2- nights and a morning" for the movie buffs.

Katrina gets knocked down by a fan!

Katrina gets knocked down by a fan!Katrina Kaif was interacting with her Indian fans at the Independence Day Parade held in Houston.
Miss Kaif wasn't expecting the amount of fan attention she got. Our sources tell us that a young man knocked her down in trying to reach out to her.
When asked Katrina she says, "Yes I was knocked off my feel, and I did fall but since it was a 12 year boy who was half my size, it did take me by surprise".
She carries onto saying, "I didn't mind at all. I guess it shows the force of his love for me."
Katrina Kaif is one of the most sporting stars of Bollywood who doesn't mind fans getting up close, as long as they don't get personal. "When you go for these fan interactions you can't be fastidious about people getting too close and not giving you space etc." Katrina added on saying that the fans wanted to shake hands with her, get themselves clicked and sign papers. She also stated that she loves to mingle with them and didnt mind them getting over excited, it showed how much they love her. On the other hand, one of Bollywood's Finest Actresses, Bipasha Basu had taken great offence to a couple of security men acting over-recognizable at an Independence Day function in 2006, whereas loves the interactive strength at NRI gatherings and thinks a straight one on one with her fans is a truly exhilarating experience. Furthermore, the stunning beauty also added that both kids and the elderly reached out. Katrina returns to Mumbai on 25th August 2009.

When Ash was not-so-sweet to journos!

When Ash was not-so-sweet to journos!
Aishwarya Rai does not seem to be in her right frame of mind these days. Is it her illness which is taking a toll on her?
Recently in a press conference, Ash was not her composed self and seemed irritated with most of the queries.
The actress felt that the SRK detention drama was blown out of proportion. She felt it was his "personal" issue.
"Some people decided to give their verdict, while others tried to be judgemental. Why this issue is dragging on and is being made a part of extensive discussion is beyond me."
Aishwarya was also upset at the insinuation over her having contracted swine flu. The lady said:
Everybody assumed I already had swine flu. Whoever started these rumours caused my phone to crash. Aishwarya was also not excited about the questions related to the delay in Raavan's shooting.
"It's a filmmaking process. Roz kuch hota hi rahta hai. However, one episode with elephant was really unfortunate. But it's really ridiculous to say that if a film director has a heart-attack, it means the film is jinxed." Oh Aishwarya! We sincerely hope that you get well soon and get back to your lovey-dovey self.

Katrina Kaif raises her price and prestige

Katrina Kaif raises her price and prestigeHot and glamorous actress Katrina Kaif is one of the fastest ascent to the top, She has agreed to do an item number in Ashtavinayak's Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar starrer, "BLUE".
Sources reaveled that Katrina has demanded and received a whopping 1.5 crore for the same. With that the much maligned item number has assumed.
A new high and also a prestigious new name- Hot and sensational dance number. Many of the top and respectable names in the industry have decided to take the plunge too.
First off the block is going to be the woman of substance, Preity Zinta, who has consented to do an item number in the Salman Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer, "Mr And Mrs Khanna".
Well, here is no matter to be surprised if more top names join the fray and agree to do (as per our new nomenclature) hot and sensational dance numbers.

Amrita's and Priyanka designer dosti

Amrita's and Priyanka designer dostiTinseltown generally does not have many stories of girl bonding as many of them are engaged in internal career related rivalries or sometimes even boyfriend related as their beaus suddenly get extra friendly with their competition.
But looks like Priyanka Chopra and Amrita Rao are becoming very close friends with the duo spending some quality time with one another whenever they bump into each other and are also splurging a lot of cash to buy each other expensive gifts.Now there's a good twist to the tale too.
Both have been reported to be very, very close to Shahid Kapoor with whom rumours of their affair had been the talk of the town. Again interestingly, both were introduced to each other by Hurman Baweja who was Piggy Chops' ex-boyfriend and now Amrita's good friend.
An industry source informs: "Amrita and Priyanka are bonding quite well. Amrita recently gifted Priyanka a diamante clutch as a token to celebrate the success of her recently released film Kaminey and Piggy Chops, being the friendly girl that she is, reciprocated by gifting Amrita a pair of yellow Gladiator stilettos."
The source adds: "Amrita and Priyanka were introduced to each other courtesy Hurman and they realised that they shared a lot in common. Apparently these days Priyanka's ex-beau has become good friends with Amrita. But that has not affected Priyanka and Amrita's relationship.
They are gelling very well and are also shopping for each other. Hope their friendship lasts. Not many girls who are actors have bonded big time like best friends Kareeena Kapoor and Amrita Arora and new friends Asin and Deepika Padukone." Amrita Rao confirms, "Yes, Priyanka and I have exchanged designer gifts. We both have a fetish for one particular brand. The clutch was a toast to the success of her film."

Amrita's and Priyanka designer dosti

Amrita's and Priyanka designer dostiTinseltown generally does not have many stories of girl bonding as many of them are engaged in internal career related rivalries or sometimes even boyfriend related as their beaus suddenly get extra friendly with their competition.
But looks like Priyanka Chopra and Amrita Rao are becoming very close friends with the duo spending some quality time with one another whenever they bump into each other and are also splurging a lot of cash to buy each other expensive gifts.Now there's a good twist to the tale too.
Both have been reported to be very, very close to Shahid Kapoor with whom rumours of their affair had been the talk of the town. Again interestingly, both were introduced to each other by Hurman Baweja who was Piggy Chops' ex-boyfriend and now Amrita's good friend.
An industry source informs: "Amrita and Priyanka are bonding quite well. Amrita recently gifted Priyanka a diamante clutch as a token to celebrate the success of her recently released film Kaminey and Piggy Chops, being the friendly girl that she is, reciprocated by gifting Amrita a pair of yellow Gladiator stilettos."
The source adds: "Amrita and Priyanka were introduced to each other courtesy Hurman and they realised that they shared a lot in common. Apparently these days Priyanka's ex-beau has become good friends with Amrita. But that has not affected Priyanka and Amrita's relationship.
They are gelling very well and are also shopping for each other. Hope their friendship lasts. Not many girls who are actors have bonded big time like best friends Kareeena Kapoor and Amrita Arora and new friends Asin and Deepika Padukone." Amrita Rao confirms, "Yes, Priyanka and I have exchanged designer gifts. We both have a fetish for one particular brand. The clutch was a toast to the success of her film."

Sonam Kapoor Thrilled to be New Bollywood

Sonam Kapoor Thrilled to be New Bollywood22-year-old Sonam Kapoor is thrilled that her new movie Aisha, based on Jane Austen's Emma has such a young cast. "I thought I was one of the youngest girls in Bollywood," says Sonam.
"But when I started work on Aisha I realized almost everyone on the set is my age or even younger than I am," she explains. The cast also includes Abhay Deol.
After Aisha, Sonam moves on to a romantic comedy, I Hate Luv Stories with Imran Khan. "Both films are very different from each other," Sonam confirms.
I Hate Luv Stories is said to be a new type of love story which will surprise the audience with some unexpected twists and turns.
Meanwhile, Sonam is making an impact in the product endorsement sphere, advertising - amongst other things - solitaire diamonds.
Mont Blanc pens and L'Oreal cosmetics. "Sonam's pedigree is a huge advantage for her," says an industry source, "Another fact working for Sonam is that impressive fresh faces are in short supply right now and Sonam is constantly making news. Advertisers always look for newsworthy celebrities."

Anupama Verma-Biography

Model cum bollywood actress Anupama Verma got her first modeling assignment with Shekhar Kapur for Digjam suiting. It was rumored that she was the reason for the split between Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi. In 2006 she starred in the Indian reality show Bigg Boss later, Anupama was evicted and replaced with Rakhi Sawant.

Anupama Verma

On the show Bigg Boss, Anupama was linked up with model Aryan Vaid. The actress has worked in many films like Ittefaq (2001), Grahan (2001), Pitaah (2002), Vadh (2002), Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai (2002), Chameli where she did a song.

Another films of the actress include Footpath (2003), Asambhav (2004), Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse (2005), Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (2005), With Luv Tumhaara (2006) and Woodstock Villa (2008).

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Jennifer Hawkins ....Gracious Model At Spring/Summer Collection In Sydney, Australia

Model Jennifer Hawkins showcases designs as part of the Myer Spring/Summer Collection showcase in-store at Myer Sydney City on August 21, 2009 in Sydney, Australia

Sonali Bendre-Biography

Sonali Bendre the most gorgeous star of Bollywood industry starred in Bollywood films mostly but has acted in a few Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.The actress started her career as a model for the "Star Dust Talent Search".

Sonali Bendre

Sonali's first role was in Aag (1994) with co-star Govinda. Sonali had to struggle a lot to become a successfuk star in the bollywood industry and was also given critical acclaim for her performances in films like Bhai (1997), Sarfarosh, Zakhm, Duplicate, Kadhalar Dhinam (Tamil film), Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999), Tera Mera Saath Rahey and Anaahat (2003) among many others.

Sonali was also recognized as a graceful dancer through films like Bombay, Lajja and Major Saab to name a few. She is frequently listed as one of the top most beautiful Bollywood actress.

In 2003, she made a special appearance as Shah Rukh Khan's doctor in Kal Ho Naa Ho which was produced by Karan Johar, which also starred Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. She also hosted the 50th Filmfare Awards with Saif Ali Khan and Farida Jalal on February 26, 2005. Currently the actress was also the judge of a reality show India's Got Talent.

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Katrina Kaif is getting nearer to Shahrukh Khan

Katrina Kaif is getting nearer to Shahrukh Khan
It's been a big new in the Bollywood that the Barbie girl of Katrina Kaif is going to act opposite Shahrukh Khan due to some spats with her boyfriend and hunk of the Bollywood muscle man Salman Khan.
Katrina Kaif is going to feature in a flick with Shahrukh Khan under the banner of Yash Raj Films.
Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif flew from London to Mumbai and discussing his bitter experiences about his detention at Newark, United States Airport.
According to the sources, Katrina Kaif returned in the same flight with Shahrukh Khan.
They were sitting at a distance in the flight but after looking at Shahrukh Khan, Katrina moved to him and as a gentleman Shahrukh Khan offered his seat to Katrina. So, they started their chat and Shahrukh shared his bitter experience at US. Katrina came back to her seat only when the flight was about to land.

Mallika brunches with Yanni, Dylan!

Mallika brunches with Yanni, Dylan!
A source present at the brunch reveals that Mallika sat between studio film director Jesse Dylan (son of legendary musician Bob Dylan) and world famous music composer Yanni.
Overheard was discussion of Mallika's next few American film projects of which our source says Mr. Dylan seemed to be involved.
Mr. Dylan directed the Will Ferrell film "Kicking and Screaming" and "American Wedding" for Universal Studios, among others.
Also mentioned was music for "Hisss", currently in post-production at a Hollywood facility. Yanni was heard offering to provide his music for the highly-anticipated film.
Some invited guests and friends of Miss Sherawat who were unable to attend include Warner Bros. studio film director Jay Chandrashakur.
And the 'CEO of HipHop" Russell Simmons, both also rumored to be in talks with the Indian star on upcoming projects.

Now, savour the Shilpa Shetty curry & poppadoms

Now, savour the Shilpa Shetty curry & poppadomsShilpa Shetty is learnt to be planning to launch her own brand of healthy curries and poppadoms.
The Bollywood actress had been planning to start a chain of curry houses in London for a long time but put the plan.
On the backburner after she and her beau Raj Kundra bought a stake in the IPL team, Rajasthan Royals.
But now, she’s learnt to be giving the idea another serious thought and has even finalized the names of some of the dishes.
For instance, the poppadom will be named ‘Shilpa Poppadom’ in the memory of the late reality TV star Jade Goody who was accused of racially abusing Shilpa.
On the British television show 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2007. It was on this show that Jade disdainfully called her ‘Shilpa Poppadom’.
A source close to Shilpa tells a news agency: “Shilpa thinks Jade will have a little chuckle in heaven about the poppadoms. She has been inundated with requests for her curry recipe and one day she just thought, 'Why don't I just create my own range?”
Shilpa has already launched a Yoga DVD and a perfume range in UK since her win in the reality show two years back. “One of Shilpa's passions in life is healthy living so she wanted to incorporate that into her dishes,” the source added.

Aishwarya 's film in forest trouble

The shooting of Mani Ratnam's film Ravan, starring Aishwarya Rai, has hit a roadblock once again with the forest authorities in Maharashtra slapping cases against 14 members of the film's crew, charging them with trespassing on forest property.

Aishwarya 's film in forest trouble

"They have been charged with illegally entering forest property and undertaking land levelling work to facilitate the film's shoot," a forest official said. "After the cases were filed, the film crew applied for permission for the shoot and even deposited Rs 2.5 lakh," the official added.

Mallika Sherawat is honoured in Los Angeles

Mallika Sherawat is honoured in Los Angeles
The Bollywood siren Mallika Sherawat used to keep her-self in the limelights right from the day she came in the tinsel world by her iconic statements. Another feather has overloaded her cap by conferring this Bollywood star with an Honorary Citizenship and Official Resolution by the City of Los Angeles.
Mallika Sherawat received this prestigious honour in front of the members of entertainment industry, friends, family and fans during a ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall in an event of 15th August Indian Independence Day.
In the City Hall Council Chambers, the council member Jose Huizar presented this honour to Mallika Sherawat. Mallika accepted the Resolution, which was signed by the Mayor and all City Council members, before giving an inspiring speech with the huge round of applause throughout the hall.
During the speech of thanksgiving and acceptance, the actress became emotional and said that she is deeply, and humbly, grateful for this grand honour, in addition to thanking the council member Huizar, Mayor Villaragosa, Mayor Riordan, and all the City Council.
Mallika Sherawat also mentioned, "As the first Indian Bollywood actor to receive this recognition, I proudly accept it in honour of my home country, mother India, and my beloved Bollywood, the world's largest film industry." She concluded the speech saying that she is deeply touched, and eternally thankful for this acknowledgment.

Is Vivek still afraid of Ash?

Guess what I heard the other day? Our Vivek boy who is busy making his presence felt everywhere these days landed up to meet his friend Duggu on the sets of Guzaarish at Mehboob studios. Hrithik as we know plays the lead opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film.

Is Vivek still afraid of Ash?

A little birdie told me, Vivek seemed hesitant and before dropping by, made sure Ash wasn't around. Apparently Vivek was doing a photoshoot at Mehboob Studios for Kurbaan with Saif and Kareena. While packing up in the evening, he heard that his good friend Hrithik too was shooting in the same studio.
However, when Vivek learnt that Hrithik was shooting for Guzaarish, he contemplated whether he should pop in or not. Only when he confirmed that Aishwarya was not present on the sets, did he go to meet Hrithik.

After SRK, Deepika desires Sallu

After SRK, Deepika desires Sallu
Deepika Padukone might have kick-started her Bollywood career with Shah Rukh Khan and since then is known to be part of his inner circle, but she claims she is more than open to branch out and work with King Khan's arch enemy Salman Khan.
"I'm so new in the industry and I have been very lucky to have got the opportunity to work with the biggest names in the industry.
I have worked with SRK, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan and now I would like to work with Salman," says Deepika, who is currently basking in the success of Love Aaj Kal.
She adds, "I feel Salman is a very honest person. He is genuine about what he feels and what I have read and known about him, he seems to be very caring."
Deepika admires AamirKhan too. "He has been extremely selective and it has worked so amazingly for him. I don't know whether he does it purposely or things turn out to be like that but he is a perfectionist."
Deepika might be game to talk about Sallu but she is not cool when it comes to talking about his girlfriend Katrina Kaif with whom she's been apparently sharing bad vibes. It's been reported that Deepika didn't approve of beau Ranbir Kapoor and Kat's growing bond on the sets of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and that she is responsible for the duo being no longer on talking terms.
"I wouldn't want to comment on Katrina," was her short and snappy reply when quizzed. But was her relationship shaky when rumours about Kat were on the rise? "Ranbir and I trust each other and we are going well. I realise that when there is no movie releasing people focus on other things and that people will even talk about personal things. All this used to affect me a lot before, it doesn't anymore."
Post their box-office bomb Chandni Chowk to China, ironically Deepika is now teaming up with Akshay Kumar for a comedy called Housefull. "I love the passion and drive that Akshay has. With him around, you get to learn a lot on the sets. I know our first film together didn't work out but there's nothing called an unlucky jodi," she says

Randeep Hooda turns real-life Shiney Ahuja in film!

Randeep HoodaRandeep Hooda in his latest flick Love Khichdi will be showcased wooing the women around him. He calls his character to be someone with which every man will identify. Randeep feels embarrassed to have wooed Sonali Kulkarni who has played a bai (maid) in the film, which strongly reminds him of the Shiney Ahuja case!
Randeep (Blushes): “My character is not entirely based on Shiney’s real-life issue. However, there is a tinge of it, as I am trying to woo my bai played by Sonali Kulkarni. But here is a twist, the reel-life bai Sonali is a no-nonsense girl who does not need a man, and doesn’t take any nonsense from anyone.”
He goes on to add, “It was too embarrassing, as me and my director would discover the trueness in my character, and on how similar men are in real-life including me, like that of the character of the Casanova played by me.”
On asking whether he has ever faced such a situation in real-life, he exclaims, “Yes, but most of the times it is the other way round. Without sounding boastful, I am used to women attention in real-life” (blushes)
“And one more thing- I am afraid of whether my building residents will let me enter the building after watching this film,” he signs off.

Why's Katrina feeling Blue?

Why's Katrina feeling Blue?
Katrina Kaif doesn't want her cameo appearance in Blue to raise too much expectation from the film.
The actress who has just an eight-minute role in Blue is fuming at the makers of the movie who are promoting her as a cast of the film.
Katrina said that she just did the cameo because Akshay Kumar had asked her to.
The actress feels that viewers should not come to cinema halls with unrealistic expectations.
Katrina apparently made it clear in the beginning that her name would be kept out of any promotional strategy for the film.
Well Kat, we certainly don't want you to be another SRK who's still repenting his cameo role in Dulha Mil Gaya.

Bollywood Slang has scandalized before!

KamineyBollywood filmmakers have always been at their creative best to zero on the titles of their films. Creativity to our Indian filmmakers means imagination with no bounds. Wonder, why a title like Kaminey raised certain eyebrows, when our oldies (filmmakers) got away with the best cheesiest and slangiest titles ever! Let’s peep into the past and pick up those tacky titles out of the lot, titles that are often used in real-life to tease people. Well we are sure these films were never pulled up for so much of grilling before the release!
Awaara: Raj Kapoor’s genre of cinema-oozed oodles of love sparks all over. Awaara undisputedly was one of his masterpieces with a perfect blend of romance. Awaara doesn’t come across a nice word in the Indian culture. If one goes by the literal meaning it means an aimless jerk. However, surprisingly, Awaara didn’t receive brickbats for its title.
Junglee: Another talented Kapoor played a phenomenal character of a Junglee who is head-over-heels in love with the ever-beautiful Saira Banu. The word Junglee too brings a negative trait of a character in literal terms. Junglee means ill mannered or wild. Wonder, why weren’t fingers pointed-out then when the maker Subodh Mukherjee inked upon this title.
Namak Haram: Super-star Amitabh Bachchan was at the peak of his career. And, Namak Haram brought in another feather on the already over-loaded cap of Big B. The word was whole-heartedly accepted by one and all, which literally translated would mean- biting the hand that feeds, Interesting!
Batameez: Manmohan Desai’s Batameez showcased the female protagonist with a negative trait. Yes, actress Sadhana did full justice to the ill-mannered spoilt brat of Shanta’s character. Again, the film’s title did not go through any scrutiny because of the unconventional and controversial title, which means ill mannered.
-Esha Razdan

Ranbir’s got a new girl

normal_Shazahn Padamsee at Godrej_s Nature Basket launch on 20th Aug 2009 (4)

Ranbir Kapoor next flick after Wake Up Sid will be Yash Raj’s Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year and the girl making her debut opposite hunk Ranbir is Alyque Padamsee’s daughter Shazahn Padamsee.
Shazahn says, “Yes, I’ve signed the film and the shooting has begun.”Yash Raj as always are keeping their new actress away from the limelight till the flick releases.Shazahn has acted in numerous advertisements including Clean & Clear face wash and Mc Donalds.So folks what do you think about this new actress? Will she click in Bollywood?

Sharmila Tagore Biography

Sharmila Tagore is a renouned actress of the Indian film industry. From April 2005 onwards, she has taken up as the head of the Indian Film Censor Board. The same year in the month of December, she served as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Trace her journey here below as you go through the thick and thin of her life in this biographical account.

Sharmila Tagore

She was born on the December 8, 1946 in Hyderabad. She is a relative of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. She wanted to marry a Muslim man Mansoor Ali Khan, the Nawab of Pataudi. For marrying him, she got her religion converted to Islam. She even changed her name to Ayesha Sultana. In the year 1968, she got married. They have three children, namely Saif Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan.

Her film career started in the year 1959. She got her first break by playing the lead role in Satyajit Ray film Apur Sansar (The World of Apu). She was just fourteen years old, when she worked in her maiden film. Acting was never a difficult task for this multi-talented actress. Her first film Kashmir ki kali in 1964 opposite Shammi Kapoor, by the famous director Shakti Samantha launched her as the hottest and most glamorous actress of her times. Thereafter, she was
starred in many films and won many awards.

She was also a style setter. Her butterfly knot blouse, her style of making up, long eyelashes, her curvy dresses all became a fashion statement. In the mean time she also appeared on the cover of a magazine in two piece bikini which became the talk of the town."Looking back, I realize I was very different from the other actresses of my time.

Her roles opposite Rajesh khanna became the best-known duo in the industry.

She was recently seen in character roles in Mann, Dhadkan, Eklavya and Morning Walk.The most noted and worthwhile films of Sharmila Tagore are Apur Sansar (The World of Apu), Waqt, Nayak, An Evening in Paris, Yakeen, Amar Prem, Aradhana, Mausam, Desh Premee, Charitrheen and Chupke Chupke.

Awards Won
Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1969 National Film Award for Best Actress in 1976 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003

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Saif Ali Khan looking for his childhood love

Saif Ali Khan

All knows that Saif Ali Khan’s is not a one woman’s man. In his life, he has been entangled with many girls. Though presently he is seeing Kareena Kapoor, his heart still hunts for his childhood girlfriend with whom he had spent his early days. Saif had lost touch with his childhood friend for more than three decades but still his heart craves for her and desired to meet her.

The Chotte Nawab still cherish the dream of his ex-girlfriend and used his blog to hunt the girl that he had lost connection. In his latest blog, Saif mentions that he is searching for “the girl I grew up with.” He bade her goodbye when he was only seven. It has been a long time that Saif and his childhood ex departed but the actor claimed not to stop his search until he gets her.

He refused to reveal the name of the girl but posted a picture of the girl with a butterfly stuck on her hair which he had gifted her.

Shahrukh Khan’s tribute to Michael Jackson

Shahrukh Khan

For his birthday on August 29, they have put together a tribute song. Shahrukh Khan is a huge MJ fan. He cried when he heard about his shocking death. So when the creative heads at Red Chillies pitched the idea, he was all for it and put together an impressive team for the song. Musical duo Vishal-Shekhar has composed the song which has been sung and written by Vishal Dadlani.

Other singers like KK, Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal also feature on the song. Trust SRK to put together a star-studded video that will feature Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapur, Hrithik Roshan, Kangna Ranaut, Harman Baweja, Yuvraj Singh, Prabhu Deva aong with himself. Samar Khan, the director of Shaurya is directing the video which is being shot in low light and has a unique mood.

The song called ‘We lived in his world’ will air across channels on August 29.

Shahid Kapoor’s big Risk

Shahid Kapur

With movie theatres in Mumbai remaining shut on Sunday, Shahid Kapoor’s plan to mingle with his fans had gone for a toss. However, the actor has made it up as he has hit the ticket counters when they reopened post the swine flu panic in the city. Speaking about the rave reviews of the film, he says, “The reaction from the audience has been amazing and I want to interact with them. People have given me great reviews and I feel very lucky and happy that my hard work has been noticed,” he says. But wasn’t he apprehensive to sign this pulp genre film which has a very quirky plot? Such films either dazzle audiences or get completely rejected.

It was a gamble definitely as such films either shock people or they reject it but I’m happy that the risk has paid off well. I really had to get out of my comfort zone and break my boy-next-door image. The difference in my look is also great. I’m really happy that Vishal trusted me with the film,” he says. On the industry front, Saif Ali Khan in an interview had said he wants to patch up with Shahid. He also went back on his comment that he was offered Kaminey before Shahid. Is Shahid looking to bury the hatchet too? I never started anything with him. I learnt that he had commented to a paper that he was offered the film first and now he has clarified that he wasn’t. I really appreciate that he clarified. It really takes a lot to clarify oneself after saying something different,” he ends.

Saif’s comment on Kaminey ‘I don’t want to sound false, but now I realise that in the past I might have made an irresponsible comment of having been offered a role in Kaminey. But the fact is that I was not. Vishal (Bhardwaj) had just mentioned the film to me.’

Bipasha skips Salman’s show for John

Bipasha, John

The latest buzz doing the round is that Bong bombshell Bipasha Basu skips Salman Khan’s reality show ‘Dus Ka Dum’ due to Sallu’s on-going rivalry with beau John Abraham. John and Salman were not on talking terms for a long period and on looking at their differences, Bipasha Basu decided not to appear on Salman’s show as she does not want to get into any controversy.Her co-stars Ajay Devgan and Fardeen Khan are likely to appear but the sexy lady turned down.

A source says, “Bipasha has no problems whatsoever with Salman; however because of his issues with her boyfriend John, she has been avoiding any direct contact with the actor. The untitled film will have Mughda Godse and Sanjay Dutt along with Ajay, Fardeen and Bipasha Basu. The film will be directed by Rohit Shetty and will be produced by Ajay Devgan.

Akshay Kumar gets Deepika some rest!


After the attack of malaria in London Deepika Padukone has had no time to slow down let alone take a break. In fact she was determined to continue working through her delicate post-illness phase specially since she flew down to Delhi for the release of Love Aaj Kal and therefore lost more precious shooting days. But then Deepika hadn’t really bargained for a unit as large-hearted as Sajid Nadiadwala’s. In spite of the lost dates the producer, director and the leading man Akshay Kumar got together to give Deepika some time off this week.

Says a source, “Since the cast involves many other permutations and combinations between Akshay and the rest of the cast they decided to let Deepika rest it out for a week and do scenes with the rest of the cast.” Deepika promptly called her family over to relax and feel at home in the city where she’s constantly shooting. First Love Aaj Kal now Housefull “My Dad, Mum and sister were here for a few days. I got to spend some much-needed time with them.I hardly get to visit them in India. They visit me in Mumbai more than I visit them in Bangalore. And they visit me when I’m abroad. They came to Bangkok during Chandni Chowk To China.

Now they were here in London.I don’t want them to come to boring places. They should’ve fun when they visit me.”

Sonu Walia- Biography

Sonu Walia the gorgeous bollywood actress was born on 19 February 1964 and the actress was also honoured with the title of Miss India pageant and was a great model. Sonu Walia was a daughter of an Indian army Officer.

Sonu Walia

Sonu Walia won the Miss India contest in 1985 and in 1985 went on to compete in Miss Universe. Sonu took over from Juhi Chawla, Miss India 1984.

The charming actress did less amount of films like Khoon Bhari Maang in 1988, Apna Desh Paraye Log (1989), Mahasangram(1990), Dil Aashna Hai (1992), Sahibaan(1993), Anari Dada (1994), Jallad (1995), Yash, Kasam (2001), Suryakaant (2005), Mahadaav(1989), Nischaiy (1990), Aakarshan (1988) and Dalapathi (1990).

Sonu Walia also won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Khoon Bhari Maang which came in 1988 also starring Rekha and Kabir Bedi. Along with Tom Alter and Shahbaz Khan she also acted in a TV serial titled Betaal Pachisi.

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Ragini Shetty .... Beautiful Mermaid from Southern Shore

Ragini Shetty is a popular South Indian actress who has done several Kannada and Tamil films and is now looking for a break in Bollywood. Her fake identity was in Big Boss for the love of adventure, the concept of the show and to interact with other celebrities.