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It’s almost (unofficial) National Bollywood Day!
A petition is circulating on change.org to ask Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa, which this year hosted the Iifa Awards, to officially name Oct. 11 as National Bollywood Day. The petition’s short-term goal is 200 signatures, and the long-term goal is 1,000.
Sanskriti Inamdar, creative director at Ishanya Dance & Fitness Bollywood dance studio in North Carolina, started the petition because, “many Americans are unaware about Bollywood and its role in the United States. How wonderful would it be if we could take this step to put Bollywood on the map!”
The petition also says, “Bollywood, which is a widely used name for the Indian Film Industry, churns the highest number of movies in a year as compared to any other movie industry. Bollywood has entertained masses across the world with its movies, music, and dance. United States has witnessed the increasing economic impact of »
- Caitlin E. O'Conner
After Lakshya, Amitabh Bachchan will be teaming up with Farhan Akhtar once again for their next but this time around, unlike their previous venture, Farhan will be seen sharing screen space with the legendary star. The film in question has been titled Do and the film will also have Aditi Rao Hydari playing the female lead.
Prior to this, it was Kareena Kapoor who was approached for the role. In fact, then, Farhan Akhtar was supposedly doing yet another film with Kareena which was Dev Benegal's Bombay Samurai. However, it seems that the deal did not work out and later, Aditi's name was announced as the leading lady. While Aditi Rao Hydari has worked with Abhishek Bachchan previously in Delhi 6, this will be the first time that she will be sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar.
Do is said to be an intense emotional drama which »
Kabaddi, a sport that was only played in far flung villages in India reached the heart of the cities and became a revolution in recent times. Such was the impact of the revolution that school kids in the city have taken interest to it and are now seen playing the sport during their school breaks. Twitter played a key part in this #ProKabaddi revolution where you can witness India playing Kabaddi right on your Twitter timeline.
What a great pic. For my scrapbook “@sidelower:And then here is one from 4500m up in the Spiti Himalayas #PRoKabaddi pic.twitter.com/bFrJtHbDRe”
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 20, 2014
Good to see kids playing Kabaddi. Rarity nowadays. All thanks to #ProKabaddi @DanishSait @juniorbachchan pic.twitter.com/1gkTP4RNrZ
— Santosh B Patil (@santoshb80) August 28, 2014
@anandmahindra More pics of kids playing kabaddi in society. pic.twitter.com/yUumljmaU9
— Wantrepreneur Daku (@dakuwithchaku) August 24, 2014
Effects of @prokabaddi. Saw some »
- Stacey Yount
After signing Neeraj Pandey's thriller Baby, Taapsee Pannu has now signed yet another film titled Sunderkhand. The actress who made her debut in Bollywood with Chashme Baddoor, a remake of the 1981 classic by the same name, will now be paired with National Award winner Irrfan Khan in her next. Shailesh Singh, who has previously produced films like Tanu Weds Manu and the more recent Shahid, has come on board as a producer for Sunderkhand. The film will also mark the debut of Priya Mishra in Bollywood as a director. Priya has previously worked as a creative head for a television channel. Though the film is primarily a love story of two cops played by Taapsee and Irrfan in a place surrounded by crime, Priya mentioned that it is inspired from real life incidents. She even revealed that the story is based on the real life of her brother and »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Life cannot get more ironical than this. While the whole world is suffering from the Kbc fever, the show's host Amitabh Bachchan has been diagnosed with viral fever, because of which he had to call off a shoot for the show on Tuesday. News has it that, Amitabh Bachchan, who had been reporting on the sets of the show despite his fever, suddenly felt weak and tired on Tuesday, which resulted in the shoot being called off. The Big B has now been advised to take ample rest. On his blog, Amitabh Bachchan spoke about his ill health stating, "Actually I was drumming up support for the day because the fever reappeared and I was with the doctors .. and in the final outcome some of the medication just knocked me off .. I am still with fever, so am off for some tests and shall report to Kbc thereafter .. do bear »
Looks like Abhishek Bachchan has shifted focus completely to sports this year. The actor not only bought a kabbadi team titled Pink Pathers for the recent kabaddi league but his team also won the trophy during the match. Now, Abhishek Bachchan who is an ardent lover of football was invited to Rome for an Interreligious Match in the Italian capital. Immediately after wrapping up the victory celebrations along with his kabaddi team, Abhishek Bachchan took a flight to Rome to catch the match that was held with the intention of bringing about peace in the world through sports. The said match was called by the Pope himself and was held at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Abhishek was cheering for the Chennai football team that he bought recently which is also a part of the Indian Football league. It is also being said Abhishek Bachchan received this invitation from the »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Following the phenomenal success of English Vinglish worldwide, Eros International Media Limited (“Eros”) and R. Balki, once again come together for the filmmaker’s ambitious venture, Shamitabh. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan, the film will release worldwide on February 6th, 2015.
Commenting on the announcement, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd said, “Shamitabh is an exciting collaboration with Balki whose films feature contemporary themes with strong content and fabulous casting. With this film, we wish to present a heartwarming story that will entertain fans and audiences with an unforgettable experience”.
R. Balki added, “This film is my third collaboration with Eros. They had partnered me in Cheeni Kum, English Vinglish and now Shamitabh. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Radhakrishnan Damani, Abhishek Bachchan, »
- Stacey Yount
This could well be a David v/s Goliath moment for Sonam Kapoor but then it is happening indeed. Sonam Kapoor, whose film Dolly Ki Doli was fixed quite some time back for release on February 6, recently had an unexpected competitor in the form of Amitabh Bachchan, what with his Shamitabh also being fixed for the same date. However, contrary to what one may assume, her film is sticking to its release plans. "That's right, Dolly Ki Doli won't make any shift from the original plan," says a source connected to the film, "We had planned for the release long time back and now if Shamitabh has decided to arrive on the same date, so be it. In any case, it would be impractical to assume that you would have a solo release on your platter. If not Shamitabh, some other film would have come up. Even if we arrive »
- Joginder Tuteja
Being the magnum opus of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bajirao Mastani has been in the pipeline for ages. And now that the dream project of the filmmaker has been officially announced, it is currently in the initial stages and we hear, that the director cum producer will not demand a fee for directing the film. Instead, he will have a share in the profit of the film. Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be sharing fifty percent of the Bajirao Mastani's profit from co-producer Sunil Lulla of Eros Entertainment, instead of charging remuneration as directing fee. Though initially, it was only actors who demanded a share in the profit, now big directors are too following the trend. In fact, we hear that Bhansali is very confident about the fate of the film and hence he decided to take this step. It is also being said that Bajirao Mastani will be a costly »
After gaining popularity in Punjabi cinema, Surveen Chawla made a debut in Bollywood with the erotic thriller Hate Story 2 and the actress has now decided to shift focus to production. In fact, we hear that Surveen is planning on producing a Bollywood film which is to be directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
Titled Nil, the film is said to be the debut directorial venture of Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, wife of director Nitesh Tiwari who recently directed the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Bhoothnath Returns. Ashwiny has previously worked for Leo Burnett as Executive Creative Director.
Surveen has apparently started up with her own production house and the actress we believe has plans to produce many more films. Surveen Chawla gained »
If all had gone well Amitabh Bachchan and Sarika would have been seen together four years ago in a film called Shoebite, a.k.a Johnny Walker. Due to a production dispute, Shoebite got shelved. It was Shoojit Sircar's ardent wish to bring this untried pair together. Shoojit finally got a chance to do so in the serial Yudh of which he is the creative supervisor. Insiders insist that when a screen wife was being considered for Amitabh Bachchan, names like Deepti Naval and Nafisa Ali came up. It was Shoojit who insisted on Sarika doing the role. Says a source, "It was Shoojit Sircar who convinced Sarika to do the show. He is the creative consultant over the project." Shoojit says more than him it is Amitabh Bachchan who supervised the proceedings during the shooting of Yudh. "Mr Bachchan's years of experience came in handy for all of us. »
Entertaining RJs who crack jokes on popular politicians on private FM channels are being flaked by Parlimentarians. These RJs are being criticized even for mimicking some popular politicians which include some honourable ministers like Atal Bihari Bajpai, Manmohan Singh and the recent Arvind Kejriwal who have been at the receiving end of these hilarious one liners. Currently, former actress and now politician Jaya Bachchan has raised this issue in Rajya Sabha where she is a member. Wife of the legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya spoke about the issue of mimicry and mentioned that private FM channels have RJs making fun of MPs and it is a serious issue that requires action. In fact, Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javaderkar voiced out similar thoughts and has promised her that the matter is being discussed seriously and they are also planning to take action against it. Hence now the Government has decided »
Apart from the fact that Khoobsurat and Raja Natwarlal come from the stable of Utv Disney, there is yet another common factor in both films. Both films have Pakistani actors playing the lead. While Khoobsurat will mark the debut of Fawad Afzal Khan in Bollywood, actress Humaima Malick will be debuting in this industry with Raja Natwarlal. While not many Bollywood films happen to release in our neighboring country Pakistan, these films hold a special significance in the minds of Bollywood lovers there since their local actors will be playing lead roles in these films. In fact, Fawad Khan is excited about the fact that his first Bollywood film will be releasing in his country. He also further mentioned that he would have been disappointed if Khoobsurat wouldn't have released there because he owes this to his fans who played a big role in making him the star that he is today in Pakistan. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Last Sunday was a day of celebration in India and Bollywood… The reason was the famous Hindu festival called “Raksha Bandhan” (Rakhi) which is to celebrate the love and the bond between sisters and brothers… So let’s see what our bollywood stars had to say!
Happy rakshabhandan to my baby brothers !!!! @sanjay_act pic.twitter.com/vRhTSrBqzb
— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) August 10, 2014
How is every1doing ? Happy Belated Rakhee 2 all who celebrate ! Sadly I had 2 post mine since I'm traveling. Thank god 4 brothers Ting !
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) August 11, 2014
Recieved sweetest cupcakes from my bro Soham for Rakhi:) http://t.co/qcDQe7wfIe
— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) August 10, 2014
Still remmber d day dis pic ws takn,brthers n sisters probably share d most simple bond of love. Happy rakhee 2 all. pic.twitter.com/X3VFoArwB7
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 10, 2014
Siblings are a blessing….no matter what the differences are they are irreplaceable »
Shekhar Ravjiani’s soulful rendition of the Hanuman Chalisa, which was launched by Sh. Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday, 29th July, has been winning hearts everywhere. The loungy mellow version has not only found favour among the youth, it has got the biggest celebs around talking about it on the social networks. Karan Johar tweeted: “#HanumanChalisa by @ShekharRavjiani is the most spiritual and soothing piece of music I have heard in years…” Hrithik Roshan adds: “what a wonderful service..the power with the calm, incredible!!” Abhishek Bachchan wrote: “Well done @ShekharRavjiani my fav song of yours so far.” Sunidhi Chauhan tweeted: “#HanumanChalisa sung straight from the soul.. Please do not miss it people. Beautifully done!” Dia Mirza wrote: “Thank you Shekhar! Wish people understand the values that this imparts and the strength it gives… it all resides within.”
Celebs chant Shekhar Ravjiani’s Hanuman Chalisa is a post from: BollySpice
- Press Releases
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra will soon be seen on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ to promote her upcoming film ‘Mary Kom’.
Sources say, Priyanka will be seen as a contestant on one of the episodes of the show. The actress will be seen taking over the hot seat and will also play the quiz along with the legendary actor cum host of the show Amitabh Bachchan.Read More »
- Indicine Team
The saga of Komagata Maru, the Japanese ship that sailed in 1914 to Vancouver with 376 passengers from Punjab, is finally going to be told on the large screen. We have it straight from Canada that the long-stranded project would be the first beneficiary of the joint film treaty signed by India and Canada on July 1. According to the Treaty, filmmakers from both countries would be at liberty to make films as and how they want in India and Canada with heavy tax and production subsidies. Komagata Maru has been a long-in-the-pipeline dream project involving huge monies and therefore prohibitive. Deepa Mehta was to direct the project initially with Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar in the lead. But now the project will be helmed by a top Hollywood director. Eros International has stepped in as the Indian producer for this ambitious epic drama. Confirming these details a source from Canada says, "Komagata Maru »
“It is my dream to work with Mr Bachchan. I want to do an action film with him. I have not really told him that I want to work with him in a full-fledged
film” Rohit said.Read More »
- Indicine Team
Shekhar Rajvani has all the reasons to smile as his new single has struck a spiritual chord with the audience across the nation. The musician is being showered with praises from people in the industry, as well as outside.
The legendary Amitabh Bachchan, who unveiled the single, expressed his delight of being a part of the launch and said that Shekhar’s version of ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ gave him goose bumps. The digital space has been buzzing with compliments for the music maestro, ever since the release of his new single.
Karan Johar shared the link of the rendition with a tweet that read, “#SRHanumanChalisa by @ShekharRavjiani is the most spiritual and soothing piece of music I have heard in years…”. From the director’s clan, Shekhar had Sujoy Ghosh, Anubhav Sinha Farah Khan and Kunal Kohli, who were all the praises about the soulful single.
Abhishek Bachchan too tweeted saying »
- BollySpice Editors
Nowadays, the social network Twitter is very famous in Bollywood. It became the best way for our favorite celebrities to be in touch with their fans and spread the word about the latest releases. But sometimes, they also use the website to speak up and show people their inner world or just have fun with their colleagues online.
So, let’s have a look at the famous bollywood stars who caught our attention these last weeks :
Because even an actor stays a big child at heart! – Dia Mirza @ Universal Studio in Singapore
Looks like Madhuri is all in awe of Begum Kareena Kapoor Khan! – Madhuri & Kareena on the sets of Jhalak
The girl with magic eyes who could do that “fishy” pout – Shraddha at a »
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