Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Nawazuddin Siddiqui won Best Actor at New York Indian Film Festival!

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's list of honors keep on increasing. He lately added another feather? to his cap. He was given the Best Actor award at the 15th New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) lately.

Fascinatingly, he received the award for a movie titled Haramkhor which is yet to release in India. There is no word or whisper about the movie's release date here at all. Nawazuddin was aware that he was nominated for the award but was astonished that he won. He has been busy shooting for Kabir Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Kashmir and hasn't had the time to pay attention to anything else at the moment. In addition to this his cell has limited reception which meant that he was cut off from news for long periods of time. Because of Bajrangi Bhaijaan's tight schedule, he will be incapable to go to New York to personally collect the award. But, he took to Twitter recently to tell, "This award is certainly an honour, thank you so much #NYIFF ". Siddiqui will also be seen in Raees along with Shah Rukh Khan.

Varun Dhawan feels late actor-singer Frank Sinatra’s sprit!

Actor Varun Dhawan, who had shot for some portions of forthcoming dance flick ABCD 2 in Las Vegas, evidently had a paranormal experience while sleeping in his hotel suite in the Sin City.
Sources close to the actor claim that the suite in which Dhawan had been put up, had been a favorite of legendary actor-singer Frank Sinatra during his glory days and the local staff had said Varun stories about how Sinatra's spirit still haunts the suite. Though Varun laughed off the stories, it seems that one night, when Varun went to the suite to sleep after a tough day on the sets, he started hearing someone singing songs in the suite and even the door creaked open on its own! Unnecessary to say, this experience left Varun shaken, who is still unconfident about whether it was actually Sinatra's spirit or his own imagination.
It seems that Sinatra would often stay in the same suite, which was later named the 'Sinatra Suite', whenever he would come to Vegas to perform and legend has it that his spirit has not 'checked out' of the suite ever since.

Is Deepika Padukone look like A Giraffe?

Bollywood stars are frequently given pet names. Either it’s a family affair (Hrithik Roshan is Duggu while Kareena Kapoor Khan is Bebo) other times it’s the media (Katrina Kaif as Kat) or sometimes, it's colleagues who come up with a funny name.

Abhishek Bachchan started with the fashion years ago when he started calling Priyanka Chopra 'Piggy Chops' on the sets of Bluffmaster. Lately, Deepika Padukone was called a 'Giraffe' and this nick name was given by none other than director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Bhansali generally comes across as a quite person and a total hermit, hence it's surprising that he called her such a fun and not-so-politically correct name. Remarkably Deepika is the only actress after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who has been cast in his movie more than once. Clearly the two share a great bond. Sanjay gushed about her in a recent interview saying that he gets hypnotized when he sees her face on screen and that she has swan-like neck. When Dippy heard this compliment, she says that she has been called a gazelle, a swan and sometimes even a giraffe! After working together in Goliyon Ki RaasLeela: Ram-Leela, they have teamed up again for Bajirao Mastani, which will release this year.

I declared my love for Varun Dhawan years ago: Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor might have been linked with Aditya Roy Kapur ever since they starred in Aashiqui 2, but it seems that once upon a time, Shraddha's heart beat for her ABCD 2 co-star Varun Dhawan!
Go into detail on the same, Shraddha told that she and Varun were good friends during their childhood as they used to meet up on film sets and that at the time, Shraddha had a big infatuation on Varun and also said him 'I love you' in reverse, to which the little Varun strictly replied 'No' before running away from the spot.

Shraddha told that while shooting for the forthcoming dance film ABCD 2, she suddenly remembered the incident and the two had a big laugh over it.

Nargis Fakhri to enact Sangeeta Bijlani in Azharuddin biopic?

In this season of biopics, Ekta Kapoor's movie on cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin named Azhar is gradually shaping up. The movie will have Emraan Hashmi essaying the role of the cricketer while Prachi Desai will be playing his first wife Naureen. But apart from these two, Bollywood fans are very keen on knowing who will play the role Azharuddin's second wife Sangeeta Bijlani. Popularly known as 'Bijli' Sangeeta added a touch of glamour to the couple's personal life which automatically sparked media interest.

Sangeeta is a former Bollywood actress and model who featured in hit movies like Tridev and Jurm. She shot to fame when she started dating Bollywood megastar Salman Khan before she married Azharuddin. After being married for a period of 14 years, the duo filed for divorce. According to sources, Nargis Fakhri is a strong contender for this role in the movie as she can add that oomph to the character. At the moment, she has dates blocked for the promotion of her Hollywood movie Spy, but once she returns, we hear that she will sign on the dotted line. Firstly Jacqueline Fernandez and Kriti Sanon were being considered but it seems like Nargis has emerged as the winner.

Beautiful Vidya Balan hated her own name?

Actress Vidya Balan, who is considered one of the best actors in Bollywood today, lately disclosed that during her growing up years, she hated her own name.

Talking about her growing up years, Vidya, who wowed everybody with her performance in movies like Kahaani and The Dirty Picture, revealed that as a teenager, she used to hate her name as she thought 'Vidya' was quite an old-fashioned name. Vidya added that it was much later when she started liking the name when an fan said her that the name has an old-world charm.

Vidya will be next seen opposite Emraan Hashmi in Mohit Suri's Hamari Adhuri Kahani.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Vidhu Vinod Chopra desires to make film with Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan!

Bollywood megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan lately came together to unveil the trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood directorial debut Broken Horses and at the event, Chopra expressed his desire to cast Aamir and Bachchan together in an international film soon.

When Aamir told that he hasn't taken up any international projects so far because none of the scripts he was offered excited him, Chopra told, ''I think it is high time for me to write something that excites Aamir now. Indeed, it will be wonderful to work with Mr. Bachchan and Aamir Khan in an English language film for the world audience. Let's aim for that.''

By the way, Aamir and Amitabh Bachchan have never worked together in any movie till date.

Arbaaz Khan confirms to direct 'Dabangg 3′!

Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, who made his directorial debut with the much-successful Dabangg 2 starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, lately rubbished a newspaper article which claimed that he will not direct the third movie in the series.

Taking to Twitter, Arbaaz posted, ''I will be directing Dabangg 3 whenever it happens, Absolute India carried this rubbish story by journalist Reshma.'' In a past interview, Arbaaz had told, ''Yes, we want to make Dabangg 3 but only if we get a powerful script. I don't want to make a third part just for the sake of cashing in on the popularity of the franchise.''

The Dabangg series is extremely popular because of its prime hero Inspector Chulbul Pandey, a lovable rogue, who doesn't mind bending the law to achieve justice.

Shah Rukh Khan to perform 'Unimaginable Action' scenes In Rohit Shetty's next!

After teaming up with director Rohit Shetty in Chennai Express, Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan will work with Shetty again in a movie and the King Khan admitted to be quite happy about the action scenes in the movie.

Talking about the movie, SRK told that the movie, which is an original plot, is a typical Rohit Shetty movie and will have unimaginable action scenes that he cannot even visualize. Khan added that Shetty is one of the finest filmmakers he has worked with as he is quite clear about what he wants for his movies.

Apart from his movie with Shetty, SRK will be next seen in YRF flick Fan and Rahul Dholakia's Raees.

Irrfan Khan Supports Nishikant Kamat's Madaari!

Producer Shailesh Singh, who is known to back good content driven cinema, has managed to get two supporters Irrfan Khan and Nishikant Kamat together again for his forthcoming movie Madaari. Irrfan would be essaying the lead role in this movie to be directed by Nishikant. The last time this actor – director duo worked together was Mumbai Meri Jaan, a movie that set of a good chemistry between the two.

When asked to about his opinions on working with Nishikant, Irrfan told, ''During Mumbai Meri Jaan I developed a good bonding with Nishikant and have since then always wanted to work with him. Hence when a good subject like Madaari came up I instantly agreed and am really very excited for the movie.

Shot across the length and breadth of the country, including locations in Mumbai, Shimla, Dehradun, Delhi, Jaisalmer and Hyderabad, amongst others, Madaari is a hard hitting Social Thriller with very strong emotional connect starring Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Sheirgill and an ensemble cast. The film is slated to release by July – August 2015.

AR Murugadoss's next with Sonakshi and Shatrughan Sinha!

A. R. Murugadoss's next movie with Sonakshi Sinha which is a women centric movie is all set to go on floors. The film will be an action packed thriller which will see Sonakshi perform some breath taking and high octane stunt scenes.

The film is not yet titled and is said to be a remake of one of Murugadoss's own movie Mounaguru. Sonakshi's father Shatrughan Sinha has also been signed to play a brief but an important role in the movie.

Sonakshi and A. R. Murugadoss had earlier teamed up for Holiday- A Soldier Is Never Off Duty. Their untitled yet project will go on floors on 14th March, that is on this Saturday.

Actress Bhumi Pednekar has a crush on Anushka's boyfriend Virat Kohli!

Anushka Sharma needs to keep her man away from all the ladies in bollywood.

With almost every Bollywood actress having a crush on Virat Kohli the newest one to express her feelings for the hot shot cricketer is Bhumi Pednekar. Her co-star Ayushmann Khurrana disclosed in a media event that Bhumi has a crush on the cricketer.

Fascinatingly even Anushka Sharma was launched by YRF just as Bhumi. Well we don’t know about Virat Kohli, but let's hope Bhumi also gets the same kind of success in Bollywood as Anushka.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Actor and singer Ali Zafar names newly-born daughter Alyza!

We had earlier informed that Ali Zafar and his wife were blessed with a baby girl lately and the actor had taken to Twitter to announce that same and had mentioned that they haven't decided on a name yet.

We have now informed that Ali's elder son Azaan came up with a name for his baby sister. Ali is excited that his son is so involved in playing an elder brother to little Alyza and the happy parents were more than thrilled to take Azaan's choice of name. Zafar was last seen on the big screen in the Parineeti Chopra starrer- Kill Dil, and will be seen in a cameo in Tere Bin Laden 2.

Ranbir Kapoor's fear of failing in relationships!

Bollywood's suave Ranbir Kapoor, who is seemingly dating Katrina Kaif, recently confessed that though his successes and failures as an actor don't affect him much, he is relatively afraid of failing in relationships.

At a recent media interaction, Ranbir told that though he likes to detach himself from professional success and failure, he is afraid of failing in his relationships with his family, his friends and at the workplace. When quizzed about his plans to marry, Ranbir told that though he is 32, he doesn't feel the need to get married as of now.

Ranbir will be next seen opposite former flame Deepika Padukone in Imtiaz Ali's Tamasha and opposite current flame Katrina Kaif in Jagga Jasoos.

Bold and beautiful Sunny Leone's fans land up at 5 am to meet her!

Indo-Canadian hottie Sunny Leone, who has a major fan following, had a lovely surprise recently when her fans landed up at 5 am outside her vanity van and the ecstatic Leone took to Twitter to gush about it.

Taking to Twitter, Sunny posted, 'I had some die hard fans standing outside my vanity at 5 in the morning for a picture! Love you all! Xoxo.' Pointless to say, Sunny obliged her fans by posing with them, much to their delight.

Sunny, who made her Bollywood debut with Jism 2, will be next seen in Kuch Kuch Locha Hai and Ek Paheli Leela.

Mardaani Rani Mukerji to be honoured with the National Award!

Actress Rani Mukerji, who had wowed everybody with her act as Crime Branch officer Shivani Shivaji Roy in YRF film Mardaani, has flown to Delhi to receive her first ever National Award for the movie, claim sources.

Rani will be honoured with the National Award for the Best Representation of the Cause of Safety, Security and Protection of Women and Girl Child at a function organized by Institute for Gender Justice to celebrate the occasion of International Women's Day.

Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, Mardaani also starred Tahir Raj Bhasin and revolved around a tough cop's efforts to bring down a sex-trafficking racket.

Beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s extraordinary gift for her fans from Jazbaa!

We had already informed that actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will make her comeback to acting with Sanjay Gupta's thriller Jazbaa and buzz has it that though the movie script doesn't call for songs, the makers of the movie decided to incorporate a special promotional song featuring the light-eyed beauty.

News has it that the makers were aware that fans of Aishwarya, who haven't seen her on the silver screen since a long time, will expect a song featuring the actress and hence, decided to incorporate a special video after Aishwarya gave her nod to the same. The video will be shot in a very stylish and edgy manner as befits a thriller made by Gupta.

Apart from Aishwarya, Jazbaa also stars Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Siddhanth Kapoor and others.

Frank Nargis Fakhri reveals her addiction!

Actress Nargis Fakhri, who made her Bollywood acting debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar, lately took to Twitter to talk about her addiction.

Before all you readers out there start assuming the nastiest, let us assure you that Nargis was talking about travelling when she opened up about her addiction. Taking to Twitter, Nargis wrote, ''Im Addicted......... to traveling.... I can't stop.... insatiable hungry to constantly move around the world... dreaming of south america.''

Nargis was last seen in a special song in the Salman Khan starrer Kick.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Debut of British born actor Sandeep Singh in film Honour Killing!

Most anticipating film Honour Killings features the debut of a budding 28-year-old actor from London, Sandeep Singh in lead role. 

The young lead actor is British born Sandeep Singh. He had to travel to Mumbai for professional training in Bollywood techniques. 

Sandeep adds, "A Bollywood hero always has to have all the elements... to sing, dance, move around and fight. He has to be very expressive and show emotions, which makes the role challenging." 

Director Avtar Bhogal wants new young face for lead in Honour Killings and his search ends on British born actor Sandeep Singh.
The film Honour Killing is set to release on 27th February 2015 in England and Pakistan.

Salman Khan in Father’s shoes for 'Kick' sequel!

Salman Khan may have chosen the path of acting, but being his father's son, it's not astonishing that the actor has starting writing a script. His father Salim Khan, has co-written blockbusters like Deewaar, Sholay and Trishul among many others. We hear that Salman has hit upon an idea for the sequel to Kick and has already started working on the same.

Obviously, the actor has a lot of commitments at the moment, including Kabir Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan, but this has not stopped him from discussing the idea with close friends including Kick director Sajid Nadiadwala. This will be Salman's second script after he penned Veer in 2010.

Huma Qureshi refuses to be the showstopper at India’s first-ever condom fashion show!

That’s correctly what Badlapur actress Huma Qureshi did when she decided to play the role of a prostitute named Jhimli in the upcoming Varun Dhawan-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer but refused to be the showstopper at India’s first-ever condom fashion show held last week (just days before the release of the film).

It is whispered that Huma had been approached by a youth club but refused to be part of the show that promoted the use of condoms amongst youngsters. Her managers left the organizers hanging for several days but didn’t confirm her participation. Finally it turned out that Huma was wary of the repercussions of her being a condom fashion showstopper! She feared backlash from certain old-fashioned sections of society. The organizers were ready to pay her more money and even offered to give her a Neeta Lulla Design Institute haute couture creation devoid of any condoms! But Huma refused to play ball.

It seems the organizers’ first choice was Lisa Haydon but the leggy actress (though interested) was travelling and informed that she would reach Mumbai very late on the day of the fashion show. The organizers also approached Akshara Hasan of Shamitabh fame. Though Akshara’s image managers were keen, she was ruled out because she was busy travelling to promote her movie in other cities. The organizers then approached Sonali Raut of Bigg Boss fame but later realized that she had done a sensational bare-dare act for a rival condom brand with actor Ranveer Singh.

But Sonali decided to play the part and was rather keen to be a showstopper on the eve of the grand finale of Bigg Boss where Karishma Tanna was ruling the roost. Finally, Mugdha Godse of Fashion fame stepped in and did the honors.

Twinkle thinks AIB’s script does not match the performance!

Never before has a motley group of standup comedians stirred a national wide debate for their comic pranks. AIB’s Roast knockout session with Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Karan Johar incensed the moral brigade and then government so much so that AIB folks started feeling the heat. Not to forget the 3 am call from Salman Khan which seemingly had Tanmay Bhat sh**ing in his pants. But it won’t be too wrong to say that controversy has given AIB extraordinary mileage.

But, in a sudden twist rumors suggest that the script of AIB Roast that was submitted for approval by the event management company OLM was totally different from the one used in the show.

The state cultural board secretary Dilip Waghmare was quoted telling that the script used in the telecast and the one submitted for approval were different and that a report on the same has been forwarded to the cultural affairs director.

Remarking on the same was Akshay Kumar’s wife, Twinkle Khanna posted:

“Only problem for #AIBRoast is if their submitted script does not match the performance-that sets a bad precedent for someone to misuse”.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Pakistani actress Zara Sheikh’s debut in Bollywood!

Bollywood has always given good opportunities to Pakistani actors.

Pakistani actors may still be reluctant about pursuing their luck in Bollywood, but their female counterparts are scripting a different trend altogether.

For example, Meeta Shafi, Humaima Malik, Sarah Loren, Mehreen Syed, Saeeda Imtiaz, TV chat show host Mathira, Veena Malik and Meera are making serious progress in their pursuit of a big Bollywood break.

Now another Pakistani actress’s name has included in the list of Pakistani aspirants in the Bollywood.

Lately, another Pakistani actress Zara Sheikh is trying her luck in Bollywood with upcoming movie Honour Killing.

Zara Sheikh is a Pakistani model, actress and singer. She began her career through an ad campaign for Mobilink Jazz, working as a full-time model before making her debut on the cinema-screen.

Sheikh has acted in films such as Tere Pyar Mein, Salakhain and Laaj. In 2003, she branched into singing, playback singing for her movie Chalo Ishq Larain.

Most anticipating movie Honour Killings features the promising model and actress from Lahore, Zara Sheikh in a lead role. 

"I am really thankful to Avtarji for choosing me as a lead actress in the latest film Honour Killing. I am eagerly waiting for the Indian audience response about my performance”, reveals Zara Sheikh.

Director Avtar Bhogal wants new young face with Islamic cultural background for lead in Honour Killings and his search ends on Lahore born actress Zara Sheikh. 

Director brings together a multi-cultural cast and crew from India, Pakistan and Britain. Film Honour Killing is a love story which revolves around the contentious issue honour killing.

The film Honour Killing is set to release on 27th February 2015 in England and Pakistan.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Manisha Koirala to make comeback with Rajkumar Santoshi's next?

Manisha Koirala, who had taken a sabbatical from Bollywood to deal with her health issues is planning on making a comeback to Bollywood soon. According to close sources, there is a high possibility that the actress might work with Rajkumar Santoshi again after their collaboration for the hard hitting movie Lajja.

Manisha has disclosed that she has spoken to Santoshi a few times but is not ready to comment on any of the developments yet. She was last seen in the 2012 disaster Bhoot Returns. The talented actress may have chosen a few wrong movies in her career, but we really hope that we get to see her in challenging roles soon.

After Piku, Now Deepika Padukone’s 'Tamasha’ in Kolkata!

Deepika Padukone was busy shooting for Shoojit Sircar's Piku in Kolkata with Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. She even lovingly nicknamed the Big B as Baba.

After wrapping up her schedule for Piku, seems like Deepika is back Kolkatta too shoot for Tamasha opposite Ranbir Kapoor along with director Imtiaz Ali. She was spotted wearing a yellow jacket, jeans and a floral top and look as fresh as ever.

The first schedule for Tamasha took place in Corsica, France after which the team moved to the snow-clad mountains of Shimla. Finally they are in Kolkata. Considering the diverse locations chosen, we are very curious about how Tamasha shapes up.

Abhishek Bachchan just has a passing shot in Shamitabh, says Big B!

A few days back, there had been rumors that Abhishek Bachchan will be seen in a cameo in forthcoming movie Shamitabh, which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan, but Big B claims that it is just a passing shot and a cameo in the real sense.

Talking about it, Bachchan told that they were shooting for some scenes at the airport when Abhishek landed from a flight and came in the frame while passing by and Balki determined to capture him in the scene.

Shamitabh is slated to release on February 6.