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Dhanush Aksharas buddy-bonding with Amitabh Bachchan

22 November 2014 2:45 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Dhanush and Akshara shared a karmic connection with Amitabh Bachchan during the shooting of R Balki's Shamitabh. The two Tamil actors' 'Rajinikanth' and 'Kamal Haasan' connection immediately stuck a bond with Big B who told the two youngsters to 'chill' in his presence. Tamil star Dhanush and debutante Akshara Haasan's bonding with Big B during the shooting of Shamitabh is the stuff legends are made of. Initially the two youngsters were awestruck and speechless. But in no time they were bonding like buddies. "As usual," says a source from the sets. "This is the way Amitabh Bachchan likes it with his co-stars. Sadly a lot of them do not respond to Big B's request for camaraderie because of their inherent fear of acting too familiar with the legend." But Big B is adept at breaking down generation-driven walls. Recently, when he was shooting a song with Yo Yo Honey Singh »

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Deepika learns Bengali for Piku

22 November 2014 1:02 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Deepika Padukone is currently working on her next film Piku with Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan.

After learning Tamil for Chennai Express and a Maharashtrian accent for Happy New Year, Deepika will now learn Bengali for Piku. The actress did workshops with director Shoojit Sircar and also took help from Moushami Chatterjee.

Deepika said, “I’ve played a Tamilian in Chennai Express, a Gujarati in Ram Leela, Maharashtrian in Happy New Year, a Goan in Finding Fanny…and now a Bengali in Piku. Bengali is a soft and lovely language. It’s always fun to learn a new language and a different learning experience.”

The post Deepika learns Bengali for Piku appeared first on BollySpice. »

- Sunny Malik

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Jay Sean – A BollySpice Exclusive!

21 November 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

“Out of all of the stuff I have done in my whole 12 years, the Mistress series I and II are the most enjoyable processes I’ve ever been through and definitely, I’m most proud of that music” – Jay Sean

Jay Sean has never been afraid to follow his heart. A straight A Grade student, he dropped out of medical school to pursue his career in music. And the rest as they say, is history.

15 million singles sold. A five times platinum selling artist. Record breaking. Future shaping.  Critically acclaimed.

The first South Asian to have topped Billboard’s top 100, Jay Sean’s single “Down” went to number 1 in the Us, sold more than 3 million copies and made him the most successful British male urban artist in Us chart history.

The artist was signed up by label Cash Money 6 years ago.

Within this time we saw the release of 2 albums »

- Aashi Gahlot

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Amitabh Bachchan advocates responsible Internet for Kids

19 November 2014 8:00 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has decided to revolutionize the use of internet for kids by joining hands with ‘worldoo.com’ – India’s first online ecosystem for kids, worldoo.com invites children, parents and educators to contribute in building the new-look platform in this first-of-its kind initiative. The feedback campaign aptly named ‘Let’s Build’, launched in association with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, will invite parents, kids and educators across the country to speak up and be heard, in what they would like to see in a whole new worldoo!

Speaking on the association with worldoo.com, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan said, “The internet space is constantly evolving and has proved to be an exciting tool of communication. Today, children are born with technology in the palm of their hands, immediately preferring tablets to teddy bears! In such a scenario, it is important for parents to embrace the role that Internet plays in their »

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Amitabh Bachchan Rajinikanth to attend Iffi in Goa

12 November 2014 10:53 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Busy with the schedule of films, Amitabh Bachchan will be taking time out to attend the festival that celebrates the art of filmmaking, the 45th International Film Festival of India (Iffi) which will be held in Goa from November 20 to 30.

While Amitabh Bachchan will attend the ceremony as the chief guest, the festival will also honour the work of superstar Rajinikanth by conferring him with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.

Moreover, the festival will have films coming from the globe whereby it will screen 170 films that have come from 75 countries. The President directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf will be screened at the opening ceremony and The Grandmaster by Wong Kar-wai will be a part of closing ceremony.

Also, special features on renowned personalities like Gulzar, Zohra Sehgal, Suchitra Sen, a tribute to Farooq Sheikh and filmmaker Richard Attenborough is on the cards. »

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Acclaimed filmmaker Ravi Chopra dies at 68

12 November 2014 9:36 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Popular Bollywood filmmaker Ravi Chopra has died at the age of 68. He was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital where he was reportedly being treated for a lung ailment which he has been suffering from for the past few years. He died at around 3:30pm on Wednesday. Mr Chopra is famous for having directed popular films such as Baghban (2003) and Baabul (2006). He also directed the critically acclaimed television series Mahabharata, which was produced by his father B. R. Chopra.

Mr. Chopra is also the nephew of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra and the cousin of Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra. He is survived by his wife and three children. He made his directing debut with the film Zameer (1975). His last project was the famous Bhootnath series starring legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. Mr Chopra’s funeral is reportedly scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

We send our deepest sympathies to Ravi Chopra »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Aishwarya Rai to finally work with Karan Johar

12 November 2014 2:41 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The Bachchan family loves Karan Johar. While Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Abhishek have all been part of Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, the Bachchan bahu has so far stayed away for various reasons. That is about to change. One has it from very reliable sources that Karan Johar has offered Aishwarya a role in a Dharma Production. And the actress who is on a comeback trail has agreed. Elaborating on the project a close friend of both the Bachchan and Johar family says, "Aishwarya has never worked with Dharma Productions. She was supposed to do Dostana. But then she felt audiences won't accept her walking with another man (Bobby Deol) when Abhishek was courting her in the film." The source reveals that Karan has offered her a role in the film that he plans to make with Aamir Khan in the lead. "Aamir and Aishwarya have never been together »

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Wong Kar Wai to be feted at Iffi Goa, Makhmalbaf’s The President opening film

11 November 2014 8:40 PM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Wong Kar Wai’s Grandmaster will close Iffi 2014

Celebrated Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 45th International Film Festival of India (Iffi), to be held in Goa from November 20-30.

The festival will open with Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s  The President. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the Chief Guest of the opening ceremony of the festival to be held on November 20 which will be attended by Chinese film actress Zhang Ziyi and Swedish filmmaker Jan Troell. Polish film maker Krzysztof Zanussi will be the Guest of Honour of the ceremony.

Wong Kar Wai’s Grandmaster will close the festival on November 30.

Superstar Rajnikanth will be honoured with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.

Iffi will hold Retrospectives of filmmakers Gulzar and Jahnu Barua and pay homage to Richard Attenborough, Robin Williams, Zohra Sehgal, Suchitra Sen and Farooq Sheikh. »

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Children’s Film Society of India Launches the First Edition of National Children’s Film Festival

9 November 2014 7:00 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In a bid to expand the market for Children’s film and encourage talent in the country, Children’s Film Society India (Cfsi) has announced the launch of a three day National Children’s Film Festival for the first time ever. The move comes close on the heels of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji’s cleanliness drive announcement and in keeping with his vision; Cfsi has announced the central theme of the festival as ‘Swachhta’.

Entitled as National Children’s Film Festival (Ncff), the event will focus on Children’s films which are either made or shot in India or the makers are Indian. The festival is a three day event, which will kick-start at the capital New Delhi in Siri fort Auditorium from 14th November, Children’s Day and conclude on 16th November 2014.Ncff will be organized by Csfi every alternate year.

The festival will »

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Writing on the wall: Ali Zafar to paint graffiti to promote Kill Dil

9 November 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After the spellbound result of his live sketch of veteran Amitabh Bachchan on Kaun Banega Crorepati, it is no surprise that the multi-talented Ali Zafar can also paint.

Leading his co-stars Parineeti Chopra and Ranveer Singh, Ali is excited about the prospect of painting a neighborhood wall in Mumbai with spray cans to promote their upcoming film Kill Dil.

While Ali is excited about the prospect of painting with spray cans, he is still unsure about what he will draw. “He has been asking people for suggestions and discussing the colours he wants to use,” a source close to the actor said.

Still unsure about what he will be drawing, the Pakistani actor said: “I have done murals on walls and ceilings before, but I have never done graffiti. I am looking forward to it.”

Directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Aditya Chopra, Kill Dil is an entertaining thriller »

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Spotted: Joyful Big B in the city of joy!

3 November 2014 11:00 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It was a journey to the past for megastar Amitabh Bachchan  as he shot for Shoojit Siracar’s Piku while cycling through the streets of Kolkata on Sunday afternoon. 

Thrilled and excited beyond limit, Bachchan Senior paddled around the sets even after the shot was canned in front of thousands of fans who thronged the streets of Kolkata to catch a glimpse of their ‘jamai babu’.

A member of the crew confirmed the news, “Yesterday, they shot near the Nonapukur tram depot. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has assured the unit complete cooperation and over 100 cops were deployed to ensure that there were no security issues despite the large crowds.”

Kolkata has huge emotional connect for Amitabh, as he got landed his very first job in this city, and also because the city gave him, a life partner in actor Jaya Bachchan.

Bachchan is shooting in city after a long gap of 8 years. »

- Sunny Malik

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Ali Zafar sketches Amitabh Bachchan live!

3 November 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar, who will next be seen in Yash Raj’s Kill Dil, couldn’t contain his excitement when the team of the film went to the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati to promote the film.

Ali, who has been a huge fan of host Amitabh Bachchan , was extremely excited to meet him and interact with the veteran whom he deeply admires.

The London, Paris, New York star got the opportunity to sketch the superstar live  fulfilling a long standing dream.

“I am a huge fan of Bachchan, I have grown up watching his films and songs. I used to draw as a child, and I had taken a sketch of Amitabh that I had done when I was a 13-year-old kid. When I gifted it to him he adored it and asked me to draw him ‘live’, as the episode was going on. It was a dream come true, »

- Sunny Malik

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Sonakshi Sinha pledges to donate her eyes

3 November 2014 8:22 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

What is common to the names like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, R. Madhavan, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, besides the fact that they are famous Bollywood celebrities? Well, all of them have pledged to donate their eyes. Well, today's 'it' girl Sonakshi Sinha has joined the likes of the above by pledging to donate her eyes to a Haryana-based foundation which works towards the eradication of corneal blindness. Speaking about the same, Sonakshi said that she is extremely proud and humbled to be associated with the foundation's cause. She also appealed to her fans and friends to pledge to donate their eyes too and give somebody the gift of sight. Way to go, Sonakshi! »

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Piku – The casting coup of the year

2 November 2014 1:17 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

One of the biggest casting coups in recent times, Shootjit Sircar’s Piku – that brings together Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan together for the first time – is kicking off its second schedule in Kolkata in November 2014, having kicked off with a successful schedule in Mumbai in August-September 2014.

Produced by Msm Motion Pictures (a division of Sony Entertainment Network), in association with Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited and Rising Sun Films, Piku is set to be one of the most awaited films of 2015 especially since Shoojit Sircar wields the directorial baton post his two break away hits – Vicky Donor (2012) and Madras Café (2013)

A slice-of-life cinema, Piku is a quirky roller coaster ride of a crazy father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh and Deepika, along with Irrfan in a pivotal author backed role.

Piku also marks coming together of Shoojit Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri with Juhi Chaturvedi, who has scripted the film and »

- Sunny Malik

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First Look: Amitabh Bachchan gets Family-Pack for Piku

31 October 2014 11:35 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

While most stars are obsessed about developing six-pack abs and ten-pack abs, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan gets a family-pack for Piku. While Srk got 8 packs abs for his latest release Happy New Year, Mr Bachchan went on a different diet. The superstar went on a binge diet and had to pile on the pounds for his role in Piku.

Piku also stars Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone in leading roles.

The post First Look: Amitabh Bachchan gets Family-Pack for Piku appeared first on BollySpice. »

- Sunny Malik

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Amitabh Bachchan Farhan Akhtar starrer Do renamed as Wazir

27 October 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

A while back we had carried an image of Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar on sets of Bejoy Nabiar's next Do. Now we hear that the film has been renamed Wazir. Though details of the apparent name change are currently unavailable, the film will see Amitabh Bachchan playing a wheelchair-ridden chess master. On the other hand, Farhan Akhtar will essay the role of an Ats officer in Wazir. The film that went on floor in September is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and also features Aditi Rao Hydari, as its leading lady. »

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Bollywood celebrates Diwali!

24 October 2014 9:16 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

As every year, the Festival of Lights “Diwali” is much awaited in India. It’s also the best moment for everybody, our Bollywood stars included, to take a few days off to celebrate that special moment with their family or their co-stars through Diwali bashes organised by people like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan or Akshay Kumar.

Let’s see how our celebrities took some time to wish their fans on Twitter.

Shahrukh Khan, who was busy promoting his latest release Happy New Year, came back from Dubai just in time and tweeted a lovely wish.

Happy Diwali to all. May all your lives be full of light hope & health. All dreams come alive this day& forever after pic.twitter.com/KpvtDEnF1U

Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 23, 2014

Kalki Koechlin spent her Diwali with her friends and her mother in Mumbai this year.

Always assume that you're wrong and you'll discover what's right, »

- Dana

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Ali Fazal in Vishwaas Pandyas Baa Baa Black Sheep

22 October 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Exploring and experimenting in Bollywood, Ali Fazal was last seen in Sonali Cable which released last week. The actor, who has even done a cameo in Fast & Furious 7, is now getting prepared for a black comedy titled Baa Baa Black Sheep.

The script for the film is written and directed by Vishwaas Pandya, son of Jayendra Pandya who has produced popular films like Namak Haram starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan among others. Excited about working with Ali Fazal, Pandya mentioned that he required a very talented actor who can play the role of a guy who is innocent and has style at the same time. Ali Fazal's character name in the film will be Baba.

The other details including the leading lady are yet to be finalized. Baa Baa Black Sheep also stars Anupam Kher and Annu Kapoor in prominent roles and it is slated to go on floor in December. »

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Hrithik Roshan’s special gesture for choreographer friend Ganesh Acharya!

22 October 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Ace Choreographer Ganesh Acharya & Hrithik Roshan who has previously worked with him in films like Krazzy-4 and Aap Mujhe Ache Lagne Lage will be doing a special number in the song titled ‘Birju’ for Ganesh Acharya’s upcoming film Hey Bro.

Hrithik absolutely loves Ganesh’s style and the energy he brings to every song sequence and when Ganesh approached him with this request Hrithik readily agreed to shake a leg for one of his favorite choreographers.

We have already informed you how B-Town celebs like the living legend Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Govinda, have already shot for their respective parts, and the latest superstar to join this is Greek God Hrithik Roshan.

We hear Hrithik Roshan shot for his part recently, and by the look of it he has the hip hop feel to it, and is seen grooving with none other then Ganesh masterji!

Ganesh Acharya »

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In Celebration of Shiamak in the Movies!

18 October 2014 10:55 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Shiamak is known as the Guru of Dance, and has choreographed some of the best dance pieces for stage and screen. To celebrate the choreographer’s birthday, we thought we would shine the light on his work in films! He truly has an eye for creating incredible creativity with his choreography on screen and we know you will enjoy watching every one.

‘Dhoom Again’ – Dhoom 2

The huge success of Dhoom 2 helped to solidify Hrithik Roshan’s career and no doubt his remarkable dance performance in the opening song ‘Dhoom Again’ showed him at his finest. Shiamak was of course responsible for the jaw-dropping choreography that can be seen throughout the song. It’s bold, edgy and something which we have never really seen in Bollywood before. Kudos to Shiamak on giving the song a big ‘dhoom!’


‘Dance Pe Chance’ – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi »

- Stacey Yount

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