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Bollywood stands by Team India despite World Cup loss against Australia

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Team India was playing against Australia in the semifinals of Cricket World Cup 2015 today and unfortunately, India lost this match. There were many people who got onto a microblogging site to express their views on today's match. Some were highly disappointed by Team India's performance and some appreciated their efforts to reach so far in the tournament in spite of not being in their best form. Many Bollywood's celebs got onto a microblogging site to express their views and said that they were proud of Team India's performance despite the World Cup loss against Australia. Here is what they wrote:

Amitabh Bachchan: Ok, so we lost, so .. tell me one team in the world that has not faced defeat !! Do not despair, we shall repair !! Buck Up India !

Shah Rukh Khan: We win sum,we lose sum but the ones we Love always make us proud. Head held »

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Madame Tussauds London Celebrates 15 Years of Bollywood with Brand New Katrina Kaif Wax Figure

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2015 is the 15th anniversary of Bollywood at Madame Tussauds London, and to celebrate the world famous attraction has created a glamorous new setting for its Indian film stars, including a brand New wax figure of Katrina Kaif, which guests can visit from Saturday March 28, 2015.

The stunning star has become the seventh Bollywood actor to be honoured with a figure at Madame Tussauds London – her inclusion has a special significance as she was voted for by fans*, just as Amitabh Bachcahn was in 2000.

Katrina, who collaborated closely with the Madame Tussauds artistic team to ensure total accuracy, was delighted with the figure, which is portrayed in a dancing pose wearing a beautiful sequined white, silver and gold, two piece outfit.

Katrina’s figure was created by a team of 20 sculptors and artists over a four month period, using hundreds of precise measurements taken at a sitting in Mumbai and cost £150,000 to create. »

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Deepika Padukone: Women are generally born to multitask

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The trailer launch of Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan starrer Piku was a very unique event as the journalists were asked to get their parents along as the film is based on a father daughter relationship.

Ask Deepika who came up with this unique idea and she says, "Somewhere we have all contributed in whatever way possible. Piku is a very personal journey of Piku and baba. Even in the moments that you see between the characters, I think, more than the story it's about the characters. Even in terms of our communication, we have tried to keep it is intimate and personal as possible and this was one of the ideas we came up with."

How did it feel like playing the girl next door, "The first time Shoojit came and met me for the film, I remember saying yes to the film just based on one scene. »

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Check out Amitabh, Deepika and Irrfan in Piku plus photos from the launch!

25 March 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The team of Vicky Donor is back with Piku, a quirky slice-of-life film, that takes audiences on a roller coaster ride of a crazy father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, along with Irrfan Khan.

First we have the trailer!



The three superstars launched the trailer of Piku on Wednesday at a suburban multiplex in Mumbai, amidst a packed house that comprised of not just media personnel, but also their parents, in yet another marketing innovation by team Piku.

Piku is a family comedy drama all told in signature Shoojit Sircar style!

Shoojit who is once again all set to create celluloid magic says, “Piku is a story that will warm your heart and make you smile! We have the best of the talent coming together for a refreshing tale of a father-daughter relationship. I am privileged to direct Mr. Bachchan along with Deepika and Irrfan. »

- Stacey Yount

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How Amitabh Bachchan turned a singer!

25 March 2015 4:21 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

It is believed that Amitabh Bachchan's first song is Mere Paas Aao Mere Dosto Ek Kissa Suno.... from the 1979 hit film Mr. Natwarlal. Actually it was filmmaker Rakesh Kumar and music director Rajesh Roshan, who had cajoled Amitabh Bachchan to sing the song with the intention of exploiting Amitabh Bachchan's popularity among the children. The idea hit the bull's eye and rest is history.

However, few may know that before Mr. Natwarlal, it was eminent singer Mukesh, (who gave such hit songs like Mera Joota Hai Japani... Sawan Ka Mahina.... Chandan Sa Bana...), who had discovered a

singer in Amitabh Bachchan and motivated him to try his hand at singing!

In an interview Mukesh informed, "I was singing the song Hamka Aaisa Vaisa Na Samjho Ham Bade Kaam Ki Cheez... from the movie Adalat (1976). The highlight of this song is that it is penned in typical Bhojpuri (North »

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A Glimpse of Deepika Padukone from the film Piku

25 March 2015 12:23 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After his widely appreciated Delhi-based film Vicky Donor, director Shoojit Sircar is all set for the release of his forthcoming comedy family-drama Piku, which too incidentally in based in Delhi!

The film which is a quirky take on the father daughter relationship centres aroud Piku and her crazy world with Amitabh Bachchan playing the role of her father!

In a conversation with a leading publication, Shoojit said, “Piku is an architect, who like any other independent girl, works on her own terms, runs her own small business, is undecided on what will happen in life and has an old father to look after in a cosmopolitan city. In the film, I have tried to put the audience in between their everyday life. I want them to start living with them and dealing with their problems.”

The post A Glimpse of Deepika Padukone from the film Piku appeared first on BollySpice. »

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Bhoothnath Returns gets special mention at National Awards!

24 March 2015 10:22 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The immensely acclaimed Bhoothnath Returns which struck box office gold when it released last year has yet another prestigious  feather to its cap, with a special mention at the recently announced National Awards!!

Produced by T-Series and B R Films Bhoothnath Returns which had the unique pair of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and talented child star Parth Bhalerao as leads along with Usha Jadhav, has been conferred with a special mention at National Awards announced today.

Says an elated Producer Bhushan Kumar on the momentous occasion, “I am extremely delighted and honored by this special mention given to Bhoothnath Returns by the National Awards Committee and on behalf of my entire team at Tseries would like to thank them for this honor. We have always upheld cinematic values and this has further justified our faith in unique and meaningful movies.”

Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Abhay Chopra and directed by Nitesh Tiwari, »

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'Piku' Deepika Padukone's 4 cool desi avatar!

24 March 2015 2:14 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Leggy lass Deepika Padukone is all set to enthrall us in her upcoming Bollywood film Piku, a family drama which revolves around the life of Piku (Deepika) and her father which is being played by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The teaser of the film was recently released and the audience seemed to have liked it making them more inquisitive about the trailer which is going to release tomorrow. Before that, we give you a glimpse of 'Piku' Deepika from her upcoming film. We must say 'Piku' is looking gorgeous in the Indian attires, check them out...

Deepika is looking simply gorgeous in the saree and black bindi. Her messy bun and tradition earrings are just adding to her beauty.

Isn't this look too cool! Only Deepika can carry this look with so much poise!

We are loving the simple desi look of Deepika.

You look just as cute in the casual »

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Watch Ranveer Singh’s Amazing Journey through Bollywood

24 March 2015 1:24 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

We have a special video for you from Ranveer Singh! The actor took the stage at the India Today Conclave 2015 and presented what he and we call an “Amazeballs” journey through Bollywood from the 40s, 50s, 60s up until the movies and stars of today.

Along with talking about the movies, the actor also revealed which legendary actor was a great influence on him, “Amitabh Bachchan has had a great influence on the Indian pop culture and on me. He is an icon, a living legend in the truest sense. My earliest and fondest memories of engaging with Hindi cinema are all directly related to Amitabh Bachchan.”

Watch the whole thing, which clocks in over an hour or watch it parts to find out more from Ranveer Singh the filmi historian!



The post Watch Ranveer Singh’s Amazing Journey through Bollywood appeared first on BollySpice. »

- Stacey Yount

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Piku’s novel interactive concept for the special trailer launch

24 March 2015 12:37 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The trailer launch of Shoojit Sircar’s Piku is just around the corner, and the makers have come up with a novel, interactive concept to launch the trailer.

Official sources reveal that the makers have created a special video starring Deepika Padukone for popular messaging service WhatsApp, encouraging guests and the media to bring their parents along to the trailer launch. It is probably the first of its kind initiative in a marketing and promotional campaign.

Given that Piku is a roller-coaster ride of a crazy father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone (with Irrfan Khan top lining the cast, in a pivotal author backed role), the makers thought it best to launch the trailer in an interactive ambiance amongst several parent-child pairs.

Piku is produced by Msm Motion Pictures, in association with Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited and Rising Sun Films, and will release in UK cinemas on »

- Sunny Malik

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Shashi Kapoor to Receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award

23 March 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor, a member of the Hindi film royalty, is to get the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014, the government’s honor for contributing to the growth and development of Indian cinema.

Kapoor would be the third member of his family to receive the award after his brother Raj and father, Prithivraj. He not only toplined such Bollywood hits as “Deewar,” “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” and “Sharmilee” but also western films like “Shakespeare-Wallah,” in which he starred with his wife, Jennifer Kendall, for Ivory-Merchant. Other Ivory-Merchant titles included “The Householder,” “Bombay Talkie” and “Heat and Dust.”

But Kapoor was frequently paired with Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan in memorable films like “Deewar,” “Silsila” and “Namak Halal” in the ’70s.

Shashi Kapoor also produced arty non-Bollywood films such as “36 Chowringhee Lane,” “Junoon” and “Kalyug.”

He started as a child actor in 1945 with “Tadbir” later appearing as the younger version of his brother Raj in “Aag” and “Awaara. »

- Shalini Dore

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Cute couple Abhishek Bachchan- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates Gudi Padwa

23 March 2015 3:39 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

It was a celebration time in India as Navratri, Cheti Chand, Navroze, Ugadi and Gudi Padwa ceremonies came together last Saturday.

Even our B-town's cutest couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrated Gudi Padwa (Maharashtrian New Year) in a temple.

As expected, the couple was surrounded with media persons and lots of fans. Yummy mummy Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked absolutely astonishing in a white anarkali, while hubby Abhishek Bachchan looked spruce in a saffron jacket.

The gorgeous actress looked soothing at all times- be it performing the puja with her spouse or watching the religious ceremony.

However, the most adorable moment was when the couple held a blue coloured gudi. How we wish to see the couple back in a movie!

Abhishek Bachchan, who last played a cameo role in dad Amitabh Bachchan's Shamitabh, is next going to be seen in Umesh Shukla's All Is Well, while »

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Teasing Piku!

21 March 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

We have some inside scoop about the newly released teaser for Piku, which stars Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. Directed by Shoojit Sircar the film hits theaters on May 8th.

Deepika Padukone is extremely excited with the family comedy drama, so much so, that the she is going all out to ensure that she gives the slice of life family entertainer her complete focus.

As the trailer of the film set to come out on March 25th and will also hit theater screens along with Yrf’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, the makers launched a unique, quirky teaser that sees the starcast in an amusing argument over the film’s trailer and promotions.

Sources reveal that in one of the creative meetings, Deepika Padukone happened to mention a fun way of introducing the trailer, with a teaser that sees Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and herself in an argument, »

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50 years of extraordinary journey – 50 years of Samovar

20 March 2015 11:43 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It’s where Amitabh Bachchan took Jaya on one of their first dates, where Infosys  co founder Nandan Nilekeni had proposed to his wife, where artists like Mf Hussain and Tyeb Mehta would sit doodling for hours, where poet Nissim Ezekiel would hold fort with young students from Elphinstone college next door and  where cartoonists like Mario Miranda, writers like Behram (Busybee) Contractor and filmmakers like Shyam Benegal would measure out their lives in tea spoons dreaming of their next creative venture.

And now after 50 glorious years, is bidding adieu, downing its shutters, shutting shop, saying goodbye. And in an age of fast food, ephemeral relationships and franchise coffee it will be the end of an era.

An era of grace, hospitality and good wholesome food, when a young Usha Khanna, back from a stint in France where her husband the documentary film maker Rajbans Khanna had been awarded the »

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Mr. Amitabh Bachchan supports ‘Dozakh- In Search Of Heaven’

20 March 2015 10:29 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

‘Dozakh – In Search of Heaven’, inspired from the book of the same name, which is written and directed by Zaigham Imam is a very sensitive film. The film has received rave reviews till now in film festivals and it hit the theaters today.

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has shown his support to the film by tweeting about it. His tweet read:”T 1805 – ‘Dozakh’ a sensitive film … made by sensitive people … wishing you all the best ..”

Directed by producer director Zaigham Imam ‘Dozakh’ is a social movie inspired by religions. It’s a story about a Muslim father and his son. Father is a cleric and a true follower of the Islam. He doesn’t like the fact that his son is friends with a Hindu priest. This results in him losing his son and realising that he needs his son and not the religion. The main characters of the film are played Lalit Mohan Tiwari, »

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Exclusive Interview with Music Directors of Hey Bro – Nitz n Sony

20 March 2015 12:15 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The recently released Ganesh Acharya movie Hey Bro has definitely been appreciated for its music by the audience. The songs ‘Mera Gaana Baja De DJ’, ‘Birju’ and ‘Bulbul’ are climbing their way up the charts as we speak. The song video for ‘Birju’ features many Bollywood greats such as Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan and Ranveer Singh. BollySpice brings you an exclusive interview with the Music Directors of Hey Bro ‘Nitz n Sony’ aka Nitin Arora and Sony Chandy. Read on to find out how they conceived the music of the film and learn about their ‘fairly’ unusual background before they became Music Directors in the Bollywood industry!

Congratulations on the success of the music of Hey Bro! Please share with us your journey so far in the Bollywood music industry.

Both: Both of us are self taught (and still learning!) musicians with no formal training or family background in music. »

- Jem Raj

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Bombay Velvet & 6 Bollywood movies with the word 'Bombay'

19 March 2015 12:46 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

The word 'Bombay' has created a furor among the censor board. While earlier there were not many hassles, off late censor board seems to be irked with the name. With Anushka Sharma- Ranbir Kapoor starrer Bombay Velvet coming to theatres soon, we bring you some more movies that used the word 'Bombay' in the past. Take a look...


A film on 1993 riots, Bombay featured Manisha Koirala and Arvind Swamy.

Bombay Velvet

Bombay Velvet will see Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor in pivotal roles.

Bombay Talkies

A compilation of 4 short stories- Bombay Talkies saw some big names like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and others come together.

Bombay To Goa

Bombay To Goa was a movie of a road journey from Bombay to Goa. It featured Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Mehmood, Kishore Kumar and Shatrugan Sinha in pivotal roles.

Bombay To Bangkok »

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Asian Film Awards to honour Im Kwon-taek

18 March 2015 2:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Korean director to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s edition on March 25.

Korean director Im Kwon-taek will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s edition of the Asian Film Awards in Macau on March 25. 

Im has directed more than a hundred films across different genres, starting in the 1950s with mainstream projects, and veering into more realistic cinema from his 1973 drama Weeds. 

His 1986 Surrogate Mother (1986) won best actress for Kang Soo-yeoun at the Venice film festival, marking Korea’s first ever win in Venice. Chunhyang (2000) was the first Korean film to compete in Cannes and two years later Im’s Chihwaseon (2002) won best director at the festival. 

Im is still an active filmmaker today – his most recent film Revivre, about a middle-aged man tending to his dying wife and fantasising about a younger woman, premiered at Venice last year. 

Previous Afa Lifetime Achievement Award winners include Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, Hong Kong director »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Piku Trailer Out With Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

18 March 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The countdown has begun for Piku’s trailer launch which will be attached with Yrf’s most awaited summer release Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy stars Sushant Singh Rajput.

Piku, Shoojit Sircar’s family comedy drama, brings together Amitabh Bachchan,Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan for the first time and has been in news ever since it went on floors in August 2014. Billed as the quirkiest take on a father-daughter relationship, Piku will show us the three superstars in their craziest avatars ever. It is also Deepika’s first stand alone title role.

Piku has been produced by Msm Motion Pictures in association with Saraswati Creations and Rising Sun Films and will be distributed worldwide by Yrf. The film hits the theaters on May 8th, 2015.

The post Piku Trailer Out With Detective Byomkesh Bakshy appeared first on BollySpice. »

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Katrina Kaif’s wax figure to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds

17 March 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It is being reported that Bollywood star Katrina Kaif’s wax figure will be finally unveiled at Madame Tussauds on Friday 27 March. Katrina won a public vote to decide who should be the next Bollywood figure to be a part of the prestigious museum that includes big names such as Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit.

Reportedly, Katrina will launch the figure herself on 27 March in London, which was her home for a number of years before she made her move to Mumbai to become a Bollywood actress. In addition, it is also being reported that the wax figure will resemble one of Katrina’s famous dance numbers. She is known for her many popular item numbers such as ‘Kamli,’ ‘Chikni Chameli’ and ‘Sheila Ki Jawaani.’

Stay tuned as we will bring you further updates on Katrina’s wax figure launch very soon!

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