London, April 30: Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has flown to India from South Africa to cast his vote in the 2009 general elections. Actress Shilpa Shetty regrets that she won’t be able to exercise her franchise this time because of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Mumbai, April 28: Preity Zinta’s Kings XI Punjab won the match against Vijay Mallya’s Royal Challengers in Durban as also against Shilpa Shetty’s Rajasthan Royals yesterday. Preity is apparently very happy with her team’s tremendous performance as they beat out Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in yesterdays match. A close friend of Preity reveals, ”Preity always feels that winning against any team is an entire teams effort and she is very proud of her team for having put on winning efforts.
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Mumbai, April 22: How will fans react when a superstar makes his mobile number public? Obviously, they will spin into a dialing frenzy! Something similar happened recently, when UAE telecommunication provider du released an advertisement that listed Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s mobile number alongside endorsement of a product brand.
Three other celebrities from the Arab world are also endorsing the campaign.
More than 8,000 calls with over 1,000 personal voice messages were recorded for the four celebrities, including Khan, du said in a statement.
Mumbai, March 29: Kangana is getting ready for the biggest challenge of her career. Kangana Ranaut
She’ll be playing whom she considers the most beautiful woman in the history of Indian cinema. It’s a thought that flatters and terrifies her. Kangana is afraid she may not look beautiful enough on screen.
Mumbai, March 29: We didn’t say that. Sushmita Sen said that about herself! In the city to attend an event, Sush made a candid confession. When asked what was that Sushmita Sen one thing in her life that she would not want to talk about in public, she said, “Meri zindagi ek khuli kitaab hai.
Mumbai, March 11: John Abraham says the best thing to happen to him in 2008 was his brother’s marriage. And the most unusual happening in his life in 2009 could be his first stage performance, thanks to the success of his Desi girl number in Dostana.
“My brother’s marriage in Romania was beautiful. Standing there at his wedding as his best man as he took the vows with his wife in a beautiful old church I felt so content. I was never happier. And I liked being the best man. Because I’m the best. People ask me where I’m going from here. And I tell them, I’m only going to get better.”
London, March 01: Just months ago she was a virtual nobody, but with the eight Oscar sweep by her debut film “Slumdog Millionaire”, Indian model-turned-actress Freida Pinto is now hot property for magazine covers. Being the obvious new darling of Hollywood, Freida has also become a much in-demand magazine cover girl back home for obvious reasons, reports dailymail.co.uk.
The actress will dominate the newsstands across India in March, with men’s magazine Maxim opting to put her face and knock-out body on its cover, as will women’s magazines Cosmopolitan and Vogue.
Mumbai, March 01: Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra were declared the best male and female actors respectively at the glittering 54th Idea Filmfare Awards ceremony here late Saturday night.
Hrithik won the award for essaying the role of Emperor Akbar in “Jodhaa Akbar”, while Priyanka walked away with the black lady statuette for her performance in “Fashion”.
“Jodhaa Akbar” pipped “Dostana”, “Ghajini”, “Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na”, “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”, and “Rock On!!” to bag the best film trophy, while the best director award went to Ashutosh Gowariker for “Jodhaa Akbar”.
Mumbai, February 28: Indian actress Freida Pinto Made it to the U.S. without doing the same old song and dance.
Though the 23-year-old former model from Bombay auditioned for melodramatic Bollywood roles, she’s going Hollywood with her film debut, playing a child of the ghetto in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. Hood never looked so good.
How hard is it to break into India’s film industry?
It’s really difficult. You have to have a godfather or parents who can get you in. I got into modeling for the visibility factor, hoping that portals would open up for me to act.
Mumbai, February 28: His double win at the Oscars has been celebrated and talked about. But not many know that A.R. Rahman had a close shave while rehearsing for his performance at the Academy Awards – a chandelier came crashing down seconds after the music maestro moved away from the spot.
Mumbai, February 25:We are on top of the world! When we stood on the podium, having bagged the Best Motion Picture Award, no one in the audience seemed disappointed.
It was as if they all knew that Slumdog Millionaire would have a clean sweep at the Oscars, which, let me reassert, is the most unpredictable of all awards. From my side, I never had sleepless nights before the ceremony. I was rather composed. Irrfan, Dev, Freida and I told each other that we needed to enjoy every moment of it. The Oscars don’t happen to everyone everyday.
Mumbai, February 25: Delhi-6 was surprisingly a big disappointment from Rakeysh Mehra after the brilliant Rang De Basanti . Somehow Mehra’s handling of social issues through the monkey-man metaphor didn’t gel well with the audiences.
Moreover audiences were expecting the world from Mehra post RDB. Clearly they came out of the hall disappointed. No doubt, the director attempted something different but couldn’t connect with the audiences seamlessly.
Mumbai, February 25: Actor-turned filmmaker Sanjay Kapoor, who is busy with his film “It’s My Life”,
says he roped in Hurman Baweja for the lead role instead of Aamir Khan because the senior actor would not have fitted the character of a young boy.
Mumbai, February 25: Today is Shahid Kapur’s birthday.
He turns 28. Reportedly Shahid will be hosting a small party at his Yari Road apartment in Versova this evening with his close pals who are not from the film industry. There will be a platter of vegetarian Rajasthani and Punjabi khaana to greet his friends.
New York, January 17:A nude picture of Madonna, taken when the queen of pop was a struggling dancer in New York in 1979, is expected to sell for at least $10,000, auction house Christie’s said Friday.
Madonna received $25 in payment for the modelling session, after answering a newspaper ad by photographer Lee Friedlander. The results of the session were published in Playboy magazine in 1985.
The full-frontal nude print, which is said to be the most revealing of the series, will be sold Feb 12 in New York, with many expecting Madonna herself to be among the high bidders.