Bollywood Story

  • A candid chat with Kay Kay Menon May 26, 2011

    Kay Kay Menon, the management graduateturnedactor who has been in Bollywood for over a decade, feels cinema is being misused as most of them are riding on marketing gimmicks while content has taken a backseat. "Marketing has taken over content today and I have serious objections to that. It is the...
  • UTV targets international TV networks, signs multiple deals May 26, 2011

    UTV Motion Pictures have a fivefilm deal with a leading media firm in Seoul for exclusive terrestrial TV rights for films like "Jodhaa Akbar" and "Wake Up Sid". "The fact that a few Indian films have performed well at the (South) Korean box office, and that the Korean broadcast networks are...
  • Film promotion activities on cricket grounds May 22, 2011

    Nothing could be a bigger platform than Kolkata's Eden Gardens to draw such huge public attention at one time to the new faces of Always Kabhi Kabhi, superstar Shah Rukh Khan's latest production. The cast and crew of the film would accompany Khan to support his Indian Premier League (IPL) team...
  • I'll go to Cannes every year now: Minissha Lamba May 22, 2011

    The 16 hours of detention at the Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying undeclared jewellery were harrowing but actress Minissha Lamba says the authorities were "very, very, friendly" and the time was spent chatting about various things, including her experience at Cannes. "We had a very lively 16hour session," said the Well...
  • 'Chillar Party' profits for charity: Salman Khan May 21, 2011

    Actor Salman Khan, who has donned the producer's hat with children's film Chillar Party, has said that the profits from the movie will go to his Being Human charity. "I'm coproducing 'Chillar Party' in association with UTV and we will release it July 8. Whatever money that we make out of...
  • Amitabh, Dev Anand pray for Rajinikanth's health May 19, 2011

    Dev Anand and Amitabh Bachchan have wished a speedy recovery to southern megastar Rajinikanth, who is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Chennai hospital. "I pray for my dear Rajini's sound health and speedy recovery (sic)," Dev Anand, 87, posted on his Twitter page. Amitabh, who is a close...
  • Bollywood gets younger May 19, 2011

    Coming to your box office this Friday are names that don't ring a bell. Yet they are the protagonists of a new trend in Bollywood youth stories told with a fresh perspective.Bollywood has for long been dominated by 40plus talent, be it in acting or direction. But now some...
  • A candid conversation with Shah Rukh Khan May 19, 2011

    Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has transcended geographical boundaries and won hearts of millions with his charismatic screen presence, says he doesn't consider himself a star. "The reason I say I am not a star is because I am completely human. I still cry, I still laugh, I crack jokes, I...
  • I'm not pregnant: Shilpa Shetty May 19, 2011

    Fed up of congratulatory messages, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has finally spoken out about her rumoured pregnancy saying the news is not true. "Sick and tired of all the congratulatory msgs and calls, so for the last time 'I AM NOT PREGNANT'. All this is so annoying...grrrrrrrrr (sic)," Shilpa posted on...
  • No one has adopted me: Preity Zinta May 12, 2011

    Actress Preity Zinta seems to be upset about reports that Shandar Amrohi's biography "From Nowhere To Somewhere" will tell all about his decision to adopt her and give her everything in his will. She says there's no truth in this news. "No1 has or ever will adopt me or sign me...
  • Bipasha challenges truth in tapes with Amar Singh May 12, 2011

    Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu has reacted strongly to the alleged taped conversation between her and former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh, and says she can "openly challenge" anyone to prove that she is the one in the tape. "Pls request u all to go n hear d conversation 1st n...
  • Kangana danced for sister's wedding May 12, 2011

    Actress Kangana Ranaut had a blast at her sister's wedding and danced on her hit number Kadi sadi gali bhul ke vi aaya karo at one of the wedding functions Kangana's elder sister got married Wednesday at their family home in Bhambla village in Mandi district, some 200 km from here. The...
  • Ekta goes all out to promote 'Ragini MMS' May 11, 2011

    Bollywood producer Ekta Kapoor is doing every bit to promote her smallbudget film Ragini MMS so much so that she has pasted stickers of the teaser ad on her personal cars.Ekta's Jaguar was spotted with a Ragini Yahan Baithi Thi sticker, while she flaunted her BMW with another sticker...
  • Kalki learns charcoal painting for 'Shaitan' May 9, 2011

    Actress Kalki Koechlin's character in Shaitan required her to do a lot of charcoal painting and, instead of just posing in the act, she actually took up lessons to learn the art.The actress, who recently tied the knot with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, spent three months trying her hand at making...
  • RGV's film is not about Neeraj Grover murder case May 6, 2011

    Director Ram Gopal Varma has denied reports that his Not A Love Story is based on the murder case of Neeraj Grover, creative director with the TV production house Synergy Adlabs who was killed in 2008, saying the matter is subjudice and it is not possible to make a film...
  • Amitabh wants Harley Davidson May 6, 2011

    After riding what he calls the 'beast bike' for Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is eager to buy his own Harley Davidson. "What is it with men and the sound of a mean machine. The roar of a speed car, the rush of air and sound in a double...
  • A filmy tribute to Charlie Chaplin May 3, 2011

    Director Bhavna Talwar is converting Happi, her homage to Charlie Chaplin with Pankaj Kapoor as a desi Chaplin, into a blackandwhite format, which she feels best suits the theme of the movie. "It seemed like a mad and expensive thing to do. But it also seemed right for the theme. If...
  • Cinematographer Chandran out of 'Agneepath' May 3, 2011

    Celebrated cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran, known for his work in Yuva, Black, and Dil Chahta Hai, is not working for Karan Johar's production venture Agneepath. No one knows exactly what prompted this maestro of the moving pictures to move away from this commitment, but this is not the first time that...
  • Imran the new bad boy of Bollywood May 3, 2011

    Bollywood actor Imran Khan, known for his chocolate boy looks and romantic side, has shot for an extremely bold lovemaking scene for his forthcoming crime and sex comedy Delhi Belly.After this, many feel that the 28yearold, who married his longtime girlfriend Avantika Malik in January, will be seen as the...
  • Music review of Ragini MMS May 3, 2011

    Film: Ragini MMS; Music Director: Shamir Tandon; Singers: Asha Bhosle, Raaj, Faizan Hussain, Agnel Roman, Bappi Lahiri and Shweta Shetty. The music album of Ragini MMS is not a big album; so there is hardly anything to look forward to. With just four songs, it will not take much of your...
  • Aamir's plea to Bollywood stars May 2, 2011

    What is actorfilmmaker Aamir Khan now busy with? He is urging the people and Bollywood celebrities to support community radio Jago Mumbai 90.8 in Bandra and says he is happy to back the endeavour because it will help the residents in knowing each other and in getting closer. "When they were...
  • It's difficult to please dad: Nasser's son May 1, 2011

    Actormusician Imaad Shah shares a friendly relationship with his father Naseeruddin Shah, a veteran actor, but says as a professional it's an uphill task to please him as he is the most critical person he has ever come across. "He (Naseeruddin) is quite a harsh critic with everybody and applies the...
  • Big B watched the royal wedding May 1, 2011

    Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan was reminded of the chapel in his alma mater Sherwood while he watched the wedding ceremony of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. "The singing of the hymns in the Westminster Abbey reminding me of our Chapel in Sherwood and the Sundays spent in prayer," Big B posted...
  • Serious talk with Lara Dutta April 30, 2011

    Hindi film heroines still get little chance to take on the burden of a film and end up playing wife, girlfriend or love interest, says actorproducer Lara Dutta, explaining that the name of her production company Bhigi Basanti is a tongueincheek take on how they are viewed in Bollywood. "Basanti obviously...
  • Ghai to release Ghosh's 'Nouka Dubi' in Hindi April 30, 2011

    Producerdirector Shubhash Ghai, who is highly impressed by Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh's Nouka Dubi based on a short story by Rabindranath Tagore, has dubbed it in Hindi as Kashmakash and is set for release May 20. Ghai, considering it an exemplary piece of work, wants to take it to a broader...
  • Filmi gyaan by Rahul Bose April 29, 2011

    Actor Rahul Bose, known for his meaningful cinema as well as social activism, believes a handful of films cannot bring change in society. For that, there should a collective effort by filmmakers and government bodies to educate the masses. "Change only happens with people who are ready to change, and the...
  • YRF is looking for a new face April 29, 2011

    After casting Esha Deol and Aishwarya Rai as female leads in Dhoom and Dhoom 2, Yash Raj Films (YRF) is now on the lookout for a fresh face to play the female lead in the third installment of the popular franchise. Producer Aditya Chopra and director Vijay Krishna Acharya are keen...
  • A candid interview with Ekta Kapoor April 28, 2011

    Bored of the idiot box, TV tzarina Ekta Kapoor is fearlessly entering the bedroom space with films like Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Ragini MMS and Dirty Picture. But she says titillating the audience is not her agenda as Indians don't have to go to movie theatres to watch sex. "There is...
  • Bollywood wishes Jaya Bachchan on her birthday April 10, 2011

    Actress Jaya Bachchan might not be on Twitter, but this did not stop Bollywood from wishing her on her birthday on this microblogging site. In return, Amitabh Bachchan thanked them all on her behalf. Jaya, who turned 63 Saturday, is best known for her roles in Mili, Abhimaan, Chupke Chupke, Guddi...
  • A film festival in Mumbai to showcase rare films April 9, 2011

    Aarohi film society is showcasing a series of extremely rare first films, made by the likes of Vidhu Vinode Chopra, Kundan Shah, Sriram Raghwan, Rajat Kapoor and oter directors. The short films are as follows: 1.Murder At Monkey Hill (1976/B&W/23 mins) Script & Direction Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The situation is sparse and...