13 items from 2014
Dia Mirza's wedding in Delhi on Saturday evening with filmmaker Sahil Sangha was supposed to be a non-filmy affair. However some of Dia's dear friends from the film industry did finally turn up. These were mostly Dia's old buddies and the entire team of her first production Love Breakups Zindagi was there. This was the film during which Dia's relationship with Sahil grew and cemented into an indelible togetherness. Hence the presence of the film's team. There was Zayed Khan who had played Dia's male lead in Love Breakups Zindagi. There were Pallavi Sharda and Satyadeep Mishra who played the second lead. There was also Cyrus Sahukar who was part of the film's cast. Interestingly Aditi Rao Hydari who was formerly married to Satyadeep Mishra was also at the Dia's wedding. Not too often would you find this former couple together at the same venue. Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta »
- Subhash K. Jha
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
Earlier we reported that former Miss Universe Lara Dutta and her husband, sports legend Mahesh Bhupathi joined hands for Big Daddy Productions which came with the witty film Chalo Dilli. Though Chalo China was on the cards, the production house decided to have Lara Dutta paired opposite Kay Kay Menon in the film Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi.
Now, we hear that Big Daddy Productions has collaborated with Virendra K Arora and Arjun N Kapoor for many films and Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi will be their first co-production. Also, they will be producing some more films in different genres. They have decided that the second film in line will be a musical love story Tamanna Radio Company and later, they are also thinking of making a romcom titled Matchfixing. But the number of films does not end there. Apparently, they have even locked a fourth script which will be »
Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta decided to turn her attention towards production with Chalo Dilli, a rather out of the box comedy film starring Vinay Pathak in the lead. The actress, who was getting prepped for the sequel of the same titled Chalo China, will now star in the film produced by her husband and sports legend Mahesh Bhupathi which also will mark her comeback in the film industry.
The film in question tentatively titled Abhi Nahi To Kabhi Nahi is said to be a quirky family drama and Lara Dutta will be seen playing the role of a small town girl and daughter of veteran actor Pankaj Kapur. Also, the actress will be seen as an independent woman who runs a cafe and later falls in love with Kay Kay Menon, an aspiring hotelier. Known for his unconventional and grey roles in Bollywood, it will be a rare scene »
Back in 2011 the film Chalo Dilli that featured Vinay Pathak and Lara Dutta was all set for a sequel titled Chalo China. Much like the first film, Chalo China would yet again be based on the journey of the lead actors towards their end goal. Though the film that is set in India was initially expected to take off in April this year has been postponed. Apparently, the film which is expected to be shot across multiple locations across Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia and China, had to be postponed due to the restrictions after the Malaysian aircraft mishap that took place. Due to this delay, the film will not go on floor in January 2015. However, the makers of the film will first be doing a recce of the locations again before commencing the shoot. Chalo China this will be directed by Shashank Ghosh and produced by Mahesh Bhupati's banner Big Daddy Productions, »
As the Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia controversy picked up pace, a section of news reports suggested that Lara Dutta, an ex-girlfriend of the Bombay Dyeing scion, shares a strained relationship with him. Despite them having dated each other in the past, Lara had allegedly said that there is no love lost between them, and that she was happy Preity Zinta had taken action against him.
The truth, in this case, is quite different. A friend close to Lara Dutta tells us, “Lara and Ness are on decent, cordial terms and share a warm friendship. I quote Lara when I say, “We share a relationship of mutual respect till today.” They had liked each other very much in the past, and their split was amicable. Ness and Lara have never shared negative vibes.
Sources close to Lara also report that she hasn’t reached out to Preity Zinta over her accusations, »
- Sunny Malik
Coming up on Saturday May 24th at the cool Alchemy Festival in London will be a special Hindi music lecture. Indian cinema expert for BBC London and Cineworld cinemas, Ashanti Omkar, will give a talk on one of her specialist subjects, the music of BAFTA award winning composer Ar Rahman. Titled The Muse & Muso, it is a trip down memory lane on the journey of singer Sukhwinder Singh and Ar Rahman.
Star performer from the world of Bollywood, Sukhwinder Singh has collaborated with the double Academy award winner, from the days of the hit Bollywood film Taal, to his Grammy winning song ‘Jai Ho’ from Slumdog Millionaire (which also won best soundtrack, at the awards).
Says Ashanti Omkar about how this came about, “I’ve worked with the Alchemy festival since the opening night extravaganza, where Ar Rahman’s orchestral scores were performed by the resident orchestra of the South Bank Centre, »
- Stacey Yount
Salman Khan is one actor who has attached his name not just to the roles he has played but to films that he has produced. Son of a celebrated scriptwriter, Salim Khan, Salman had earlier written the script of Veer. And now we hear that Salman will soon be turning lyricist with the film No Entry Mein Entry. Apparently Salman has penned the lyrics for the first song of Anees Bazmee's sequel to No Entry and the same has already been recorded. While the composition for the song has been done by 18 year old, PalashMucchal, and has been sung by his sister Palak. No Entry Mein Entry that is scheduled to go on floors in January 2015 also features Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta and Celina Jaitley. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Boney Kapoor, the man behind many hit films, has ultimately spoken about the 'status' of No Entry Mein Entry, the much awaited sequel of his hit film No Entry. Talking about the same, he not only rubbished the rumors about Salman Khan walking out of his film, but also added that since Salman is busy with Kick till mid-July, he will be starting No Entry Mein Entry in January 2015. He also added that Salman has allotted 134 days to the film. When asked about the star cast, Boney said that besides Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan, there will be Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta and Celina Jaitley and also that he is planning to ask Esha Deol for one of the seven heroines, which they are looking out for. Rumors are also abuzz that the trio of Salman, Anil and Fardeen will be seen in triple roles and that Salman and Fardeen will have lookalike sons, »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Flaunting your baby bump sportingly is quite a trend in Bollywood. From Lara Dutta to Shilpa Shetty to many others appeared in public, dressed in slick garments, all through their pregnancy. Now Imran Khan's wife Avantika Malik was spotted with a big baby bump at a recent event, which was graced by megastar Amitabh Bachchan.Unlike other pregnant women, Avantika seemed comfortable and didn't avoid the sight or hide the baby bump. Rather, she happily posed for the shutterbugs »
The 'Devdas' star was the showstopper at the fashion show, which was held to support the cause of saving and empowering the female child.
- Ketali Mehta
Bollywood's ace designer Manish Malhotra cast his magic on divas Madhuri Dixit Nene, Malaika Arora Khan, Preity Zinta, Lara Dutta, Esha Koppikar, Mandira Bedi, Swara Bhaskar and Evelyn Sharma as they scorched the ramp for him at 'Save & Empower the Girl Child' - an initiative organized by a leading hospitDhak-Dhagirl Madhuri Dixit flashes her million dollar smile as she sizzles on the ramp!Mesmerizing Malaika Arora Khan flaunts her curvaceous body at the show »
New Delhi, February 6: Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta, Malaika Arora Khan, Lara Dutta, Ishaa Koppikar and many others joined hands with Lilavati hospital in its initiative to save and empower the girl child by walking the ramp in ace designer Manish Malhotra's royal attires
Speaking on the occasion, the 'Aaja Nachle' star appealed to everyone to take a pledge against female feticide and make this world a better place.
"I have to say that it gives me a great pleasure to support this cause which is the need of the hour. Let's salute every woman, every girl child every little Lakshmi and Sarasvati reincarnate in India. Let. »
- Abhijeet Sen
13 items from 2014
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