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Snapdeal drops Aamir Khan as brand ambassador

5 February 2016 4:08 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It seems that the statement on 'intolerance' made by Aamir Khan a while back has come back to haunt the actor. In fact, we hear that the Indian e-commerce website Snapdeal has decided not to renew Aamir Khan's contract as brand ambassador of the company, once it ends later this month. Apparently the said contract that was signed a year back was extendable; however Snapdeal isn't keen on renewing the same. Further it is also learnt that after dropping Aamir, Snapdeal may not replace the actor with another celebrity as it looks to rationalize ad expenditure and focus instead on repeat customers, enhancing categories and trying to encourage buyers to shop through its FreeCharge wallet. With this news, it will be the second time that a brand has dropped Aamir as their ambassador after the government decided to replace Khan for Incredible India with Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra as their brand faces. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Reflections 2015: Most Anticipated Movies in 2016

24 January 2016 7:30 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

New year, new movies, new trends, new expectations. 2015 saw us cry, laugh, dance and snooze like any other but we tried new things, we pushed our boundaries and we set new goals. 2016 in B-town is set to explode on the silver screen with bigger and hopefully better entertainment. So without further ado, Bollyspice brings you the most anticipated films of 2016.

1.) Saala Khadoos

Anyone on social media that follows Madhavan would be witness to the actor and his transformation. The actor has posted many pictures of his life but none received quite the surprise response as pictures of him as he was preparing for this film. Someone regarded as capable but not quite a mainstream actor, Madhavan films have always met with intrigue when he is the protagonist. Saala Khadoos brings out the angry young man that Madhavan has rarely shown in Hindi cinema. After back-to-back wins with Tanu Weds Manu, »

- Githa Vanan

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Prakash Jha Elated As His Jai Gangaajal Star Priyanka Chopra Becomes The Face Of Incredible India

24 January 2016 2:39 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The multi-talented Priyanka Chopra and megastar Amitabh Bachchan have been named as the brand ambassadors of Indian government’s Incredible India campaign and the country is hailing the government’s decision as these two superstars have not only carved a niche for themselves here but have also made the nation proud globally.

Priyanka, who has become a global sensation post the release of her international singles and American TV show Quantico, will be next seen in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal and the filmmaker is elated at the government’s decision.

Talking about her selection as Incredible India’s brand ambassador, the National Award-winning filmmaker said, “She is already a global phenomenon, who is representing India in every way in terms of her work and persona. She has been recognised and awarded for her talent globally and I don’t think there can be a better ambassador for Incredible India »

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Rentrak tracks Vidhu Vinod Chopras production Wazir

22 January 2016 9:48 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Earlier we had reported that global leader in box office tracking, Rentrak, would soon be making their foray into the Indian Film industry. With this in mind the tracking major had even tied up with the 2014 release Pk that featured Aamir Khan. Well earlier today the leader in pre-cisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, announced it has released new box office numbers for Vidhu Vinod Chopra's latest film, Wazir starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akh-tar that was directed by Bejoy Nambiar. "Vinod Chopra Films have always emphasized on best practices and the importance of transpar-ency and accuracy in box office data in India, thus the reason we started working with Rentrak to measure our films," said an official spokesperson of Vinod Chopra Films. "Our production house has demonstrated great vision in supporting Rentrak to bring box office transparency to India. We know that Rentrak numbers are validated and credible. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra to be the brand ambassadors of Incredible India

22 January 2016 2:58 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The infamous controversy trigged by Aamir Khan's statement regarding intolerance resulted in a big uproar on social media followed by huge unrest. This also meant that, his 'tenure' as the brand ambassador of 'Incredible India' had come to an end. No sooner did that happen; there were names being tossed around about his 'successor' who could represent India in a positive light that ranged from Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and a handful of others which also included famous sports personalities. Now after several speculations we hear that the megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with the international icon and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra have been roped in as the face of 'Incredible India'. Besides the fact that Amitabh Bachchan is a living legend, the superstar has also worked towards several causes and has previously been a part of the polio campaign. On the other hand, Priyanka Chopa apart from being a successful »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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‘Bajirao Mastani’ Dominates Filmfare Awards

18 January 2016 12:20 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Historical epic “Bajirao Mastani” dominated the 61st edition of the annual Filmfare awards in India.

It earned the best film award and the best director award for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra was named best supporting actress.

Runner up was cross-generational comedy “Piku,” which earned the best actress award for Deepika Padukone and which also collected a best film prize in the section of the awards chosen by film critics.

61st Filmfare Awards 2015

Best Film “Bajirao Mastani

Best Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for “Bajirao Mastani

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) Ranveer Singh in “Bajirao Mastani

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) Deepika Padukone – “Piku

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) Anil Kapoor in “Dil Dhadakne Do

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) Priyanka Chopra in “Bajirao Mastani

Best Music Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros. Anjjan and Amaal Mallik for “Roy”

Best Lyrics Irshad Kamil »

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Reflections 2015: Top 10 Actors of 2015

15 January 2016 9:30 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

We know 2015 was not the best of years for Bollywood.

Big names, bad scripts is how the year mostly went.

Nevertheless, despite the bad scripts there were some stellar performances.

Badlapur’s gritty plunge into the darkness of the human spirit had us recognise what a gem Varun Dhawan really is. Bajirao Mastani’s warrior general, Ranveer Singh, had us on the edge of our seats. Bhashkor Banerjee (Big B) had us love him and accept him (as well as all his imaginary illnesses) in Piku, teaching us that parents are unusual and vulnerable too.

We filtered through a very mixed 2015 and now bring you BollySpice’s Top 10 Bollywood Actors of 2015!

10. Ayushmann Khurrana – Dum Laga Ke Haisha

At number 10 we have the charming Ayushman Khurrana. Ayushman has always been especially special because he is never afraid of trying unusual roles. He made his Bollywood debut in 2012 with gutsy film on being a sperm donar, »

- Aashi Gahlot

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Wazir review – a finely poised Bollywood policier

15 January 2016 8:48 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This detective story starring Amitabh Bachchan and exploring the power play of chess is far from black and white – its ambiguities make for compelling viewing

Around the turn of the millennium, the venerable Indian writer-director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra was set to make his Hollywood debut with Chess – nothing to do with the musical, but a self-penned thriller about a traumatised cop that circled the studios with names such as Dustin Hoffman attached. The vagaries of 21st-century production meant Chopra had to wait until last year’s Broken Horses to take his American bow, but traces of Chess have apparently persisted into Wazir. Delegated to emerging director Bejoy Nambiar, this plan B arrives bearing the Big B: Amitabh Bachchan, who collaborated with Chopra on 2007’s fine Eklavya, assumes the chewy character part Hoffman would surely have been eyeing.

Nambiar’s film begins as a no-nonsense Bollywood policier: the sappiest song goes »

- Mike McCahill

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Sonu Nigam to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds

14 January 2016 6:06 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Singer, musician and actor Sonu Nigam has now joined the likes of some prestigious personalities who have their wax statue at Madame Tussauds. Sonu Nigam who is known for songs like 'Yeh Dil Deewana', 'Kal Ho Na Ho' among others will now have his wax statue at Madame Tussauds along with other Bollywood celebrities. The recent Bollywood celebrity to unveil the statue at Madame Tussauds was Katrina Kaif. Amongst celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonu Nigam is one of the first musicians to receive this honour. Though we haven't received any official confirmation about the same, sources claim that the actor was approached recently and the preparations for the statue that includes his look and other details will begin soon. Sonu Nigam has even acted in films like Kaash Aap Hamare Hote, Love in Nepal and Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani. The musician »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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“He taught me how to cycle and skateboard!” – Farhan Akhtar

12 January 2016 3:03 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood’s new year is set to begin with the intensity of the unusual and power packed casting of superstar Amitabh Bachchan with the multi-faceted Farhan Akhtar in Wazir. This first release of the year, directed by Bijoy Nambiar, is also a talk of the town with one of the most melodious romantic songs of recent times Tere Bin. Not only this, the film will see Amitabh Bachchan playing a paralysed chess grandmaster with a very unusual look.

Given its storyline and the powerful trailer, with music to match, it is believed that Wazir will interest teenagers and young adults. To reach young and upwardly mobile audiences who spend more time on the internet and mobile phones than television, two stars of the film – Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari, have featured on the latest episode of the hotstar Originals series ‘M Bole Toh’, sharing memories from their childhoods, and »

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Amitabh Bachchan is recovering well from injury

12 January 2016 2:03 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The Big Amitabh Bachchan suffered a minor setback while filming on location in Kolkata for Sujoy Ghosh's TE3N (whatever that means!). Apparently the Big B slipped and fell while running at a crowded location. But now the injury is healing well and the Big B is back to shooting. Says Big B, "I was hurt in the rib cage. It is repairing with treatment. It's nothing to worry about." What is worrisome is that the Big B insists on taking risks even at his age and when his frail health. Says a source close to the Big B, "Kya zaroorat hai yeh sab karne ki? (what's the need to do all this?). Whenever there is an action scene he jumps in to do it defying the director's desire to deploy a double's services. He enjoys the risk. His family members don't. But since they can't stop him they just »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Eros International launches motion poster of R. Balki’s film, Ki And Ka

11 January 2016 11:20 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Eros International and R. Balki release the first motion poster of their movie Ki and Ka. It is a fun love story between two people with contrasting ideologies starring Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead.

While Kabir (Arjun Kapoor) is a progressive house husband who lovingly supports his wife’s ambitions, Kia (Kareena Kapoor Khan), on the other hand, is a super ambitious career woman.

With music by the legendary Ilayaraja and additional songs by Mithoon and Meet Bros, Ki And Ka, also stars superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan in guest appearances.

Ki and Ka is scheduled to release April 1st, 2016.

Check out the motion poster right here!

The post Eros International launches motion poster of R. Balki’s film, Ki And Ka appeared first on BollySpice.com. »

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Reflections: Best Dubsmashes of 2015!

11 January 2016 7:30 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

As we continue to reflect on the Bollywood highlights of last year, we have picked the best dubsmashes from 2015.

Dubsmash was almost a fading fad until it was revived by many a Bollywood celebrity last year. Check out our list below of the most popular dubsmashes of 2015:

1) The song that revived the dubsmash phase last year, was undoubtedly the title track of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. The dubsmash craze for this song began with two legendary actresses and dancers of the Bollywood industry: Helen & Waheeda Rahman. It does not get any cooler than this! Watch their dubsmash moment below:

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//www.youtube.com/watch?v=msIKxbojmlU

2) As a favour to Sonam Kapoor, Srivdevi and Shilpa Shetty also did their dubsmash to the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo title track. The dancing queens famously known for their ‘thumkas’ showed them off well in their dubsmash!

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB »

- Jem Raj

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Filmfare Awards 2016 Nominations

11 January 2016 7:29 AM, PST | indicine | See recent indicine news »

The nominations for the Filmfare Awards 2016 are out. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani has received the most number of nominations. The historical magnum opus has received 8 nominations in the main categories. It’s followed by Badlapur, which has received 6 nominations.

Check out who has been nominated for the oldest and arguably the most prestigious film awards in the country. Who do you think will win? Tell us in the comments section.

Filmfare Awards Nominations 2016

Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)

Amitabh BachchanPiku Ranbir KapoorTamasha Ranveer SinghBajirao Mastani Salman KhanBajrangi Bhaijaan Shah Rukh KhanDilwale Varun DhawanBadlapur

Filmfare Award for  Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)

Anushka SharmaNH10 Deepika PadukoneBajirao Mastani Deepika PadukonePiku KajolDilwale Kangana RanautTanu Weds Manu Returns Sonam KapoorDolly Ki Doli

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Neil Nitin Mukesh Plays his Darkest Character Yet in Wazir

9 January 2016 11:59 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Neil Nitin Mukesh may have played various negative characters during his career but the actor says his titular role in the forthcoming ‘Wazir’ is his darkest portrayal yet. He says, “Wazir is nothing but dark; he mocks and enjoys somebody else’s pain. This is my darkest portrayal yet. I myself was quite shocked that I played this character. He is very unpredictable. Whether it’s his face, voice or look, I had to work extremely hard for this.”

Neil also explains how it was extremely difficult to intimidate veteran, Amitabh Bachchan, onscreen. “But that’s where the acting kicks in. I did not want my nervousness to affect his performance so I made sure all the butterflies which were fluttering in the stomach remained there and never came out on face,” he adds.

Speaking about his rapport with director Bejoy Nambiar, with whom he had previously worked in ‘David’, he says, »

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Aditi Rai Hydari Delighted to Work with Farhan Akhtar on Wazir

9 January 2016 4:35 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Aditi-Rao-Hydari-In-Wazir

Aditi Rao Hydari was delighted to work with Farhan Akhtar in ‘Wazir’ and describes their love story in the movie as “intense and intimate”. Talking about the pair’s onscreen chemistry, the actress says, “I’m very grateful because ultimately the love story portion of ‘Wazir’ is very intimate and very intense. I’m ecstatic because I’m a big fan of Farhan. I’m really happy that I got this opportunity to work with him and I’m happy that people have liked us together.”

Speaking further about the film and her experience she adds, “The team of ‘Wazir’ is very special. All those who have worked on the film — whether it is Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Bejoy Nambiar… everybody is a special person and a very special artiste. They are all amazing people. I’m the youngest of all of them, »

- Stacey Yount

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Reflections 2015: Top 10 Social Media Moments of 2015

9 January 2016 1:01 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Social media allows us to peek into celebrities’ lives like never before. From casual selfies to hilarious Dubsmash videos, we get to see a different side of our favorite actors and actresses away from the costumes, glitz and glamour – though we see a good amount of that on Instagram too! So, what were some of our favorite social media moments from 2015?

10. Amitabh Bachchan’s Duck Face

T 1949 – When your son starts wearing your shoes he is no longer a son he is your friend .. my friend, Abhishek .. pic.twitter.com/jIpstXC4wu

Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 2, 2015

This rather adorable selfie with son Abhishek Bachchan shows us a playful side of the Big B as he sports the notorious duck face (a.k.a. pout). It also raises numerous questions. Does he know he’s doing a duck face? Does he even know what a duck face is? Whatever the answers, »

- Chandni Suri

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Amitabh Bachchan injures his rib cage during the shoot of Te3N

8 January 2016 3:53 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may be 73 years but that has never come in the way of his hard work. Even amidst several mishaps, this veteran star has always managed to overlook these difficulties and have continued with his shoot. Recently, the actor suffered a minor setback during the shooting of Sujoy Ghosh's Te3N in Kolkata as he injured his rib cage. Talking about the injury on his blog, Amitabh said, "I injured myself last night at shoot .. just when I was all recovered from the chest infection, this happens ..No nothing to worry .. I have injured my rib cage, it pains and so when I breathe it hurts .. am doing ice pack and pain killers .. spoken to my doctor .. should take 48 hours to heal he says .. else we do X Ray or Mri or whatever he decides .." But that hasn't deterred the actor's spirit to continue with his work. In fact, »

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Wazir Movie Review

7 January 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

2016’s first big release is Bejoy Nambiar’s Wazir starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akthar in principle roles where the story centres around the idea of a chess game, its rules, its pieces, the relationships and most importantly the idea of winning and losing.

Having directed Bachchan in his 2004 release Lakshya, Wazir sees Akthar and Bachchan share the silver screen for the first time. This is something I am aware that a lot of people have been waiting for and I count myself as one of them. The question is does Nambiar’s directorial offering live up to the expectation of so many?

Without giving too much away, Wazir sees Akthar cast as Danish Ali, a grieving officer, married to Ruhana played by Aditi Rao Hydari. Their relationship is affected by a moment of recklessness for which Hydari blames Akthar. It is following this incident that the rest of the »

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Bejoy Nambiar lands in trouble for statement on disability

7 January 2016 4:52 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Bejoy Nambiar whose next directorial Wazir featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar is just days away from release, but the director seems to have landed himself in a spot of trouble. in fact we hear that the convenor of the Disabled Rights Group (Drg) Javed Abidi felt that Nambir's comment on Bachchan being limited in the film due to his character being wheelchair bound was disparaging and extremely condescending towards people with disabilities, and has even demanded an apology for the same. Nambir, on his part, along with the team of Wazir apologized for the same clarifying that no malice was ever intended via the statement, instead it was only defining Bachchan's character in the film who is paralyzed and wheelchair bound. As for the film Wazir, that also features Aditi Rao Hydari, is revenge saga scheduled to hit theatres on Friday. »

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