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Happy New Year Bus Hits UK and you can win a Ride with the stars!

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Yash Raj Films in association with B4U and Baba Elaichi is proud to announce the Happy New Year Bus hitting the UK, ahead of this year’s biggest Bollywood release!

And to celebrate, they are offering a lucky winner the chance of a lifetime to meet King Khan, Shahrukh Khan, and the cast and director of Happy New Year in London on Sunday 5th October.

The winner will have the opportunity of meeting the team one on one and travelling with them on the Happy New Year Bus, going on to watch the stars live in action onstage.

The Happy New Year Bus will be visiting the following cities and areas:

Manchester/ Blackburn/ Huddersfield/ Bradford/ Leeds

Leicester/ Coventry/ Birmingham/ Wolverhampton

Slough/ Hayes/ Southall/ Hounslow/ Wembley

Eastham/ Ilford/ Forest Gate/ Redbridge

All you need to do is click a pic of the bus in your area, mention where you »

- Stacey Yount

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Harsh Vardhan Deo creates crowd frenzy during Jigariyaa promotions

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Harsh Vardhan Deo had recently taken the city of Ahmedabad by storm. The star was there promoting his upcoming romantic film Jigariyaa. The actor and the crew were humbled by the overwhelming response they got wherever they went. The Debutant, along with the leading lady Cherry Mardia and director Raj Purohit kick started the promotion with media interaction at the Rajpath Club.

When asked about the similarities with the character that Harsh Vardhan is playing, the charming actor said, “I am a little bit different and yet very similar (to the character). I am also extremely romantic in my real life, I may also be a little foolish… foolishly romantic I would say. The difference is (between harsh Vardhan and the character) he has grown up in a small town in the eighties and I am in today’s age having grown up in big cities. The times have changed today. »

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Alia Bhatt unveils her clothing line Alia

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Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt unveils clothing line Alia in association with Jabong.com in Mumbai, India on September 29, 2014.

Talking about the youthful fashion forward line, she revealed, “I’ve had a great time creating this fashion line. My fashion line is for every girl. A mid twenty or a mid thirty something can wear my clothes.”

Citing both Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra as people who have inspired her personal fashion sense, she said, “The collection is very simple, it’s very me. I wanted to be involved in this so we sat and discussed a lot. It’s a fall winter collection. So there are lot of sweat shirts. It is very personal and special for me. I want everybody to enjoy this.”

Alia launced the line saying, “And now comes the best part — sharing the experience and the brand with my fans and everyone out there who just loves clothes. »

- Stacey Yount

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Hrithik Roshan: “It was the love story in the middle of the thrill and action of Bang Bang that attracted me a lot”

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… get ready because Bang Bang is hitting theaters on October 2nd. Siddharth Anand’s Indian take on the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day, Bang Bang stars the hot jodi of Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.

From what we have seen from the trailer and promos Bang Bang promises edge of the seat excitement and adrenaline-pumping action plus some romance sprinkled in. It tells the story of the chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan). What happens next includes ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and general global mayhem. But as the transcontinental chase ensues with Rajveer convincing Harleen that he’s the good guy, can she really trust him, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? We will find out Thursday!

Hrithik Roshan sat down recently to discuss his latest role »

- Stacey Yount

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Haider or Bang Bang: what’s your choice?

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This weekend will be one of the biggest weekends at the Bollywood box office, as two of the most awaited films of 2014, Haider and Bang Bang, will be released on the same day October 2nd, and will have to “fight” to get the biggest chunk of the audience collections. However, are these two films really rivals? Considering that they are completely different in terms of genre, budget and probably targeted audience, it does not seem very fair to compare both films, as trade analyst Komal Nahta recently told Ians.

In any case, what do these two films have to offer? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know!

Haider is Vishal Bhardwaj’s third approach to Shakespeare’s work after Maqbool (2003) and Omkara (2006). An adaptation of Hamlet, the director takes the story to the snow-covered valleys of Kashmir. One of the biggest appeals of the film is the cast, »

- Núria Bonals Hidalgo

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Ungli trailer is now Live on Youtube!

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The trailer of Dharma ProductionsUngli is now live on YouTube. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, Sanjay Dutt, Neil Bhoopalam and Angad Bedi. Directed by Rensil D’Silva, the multi-starrer is produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Karan Johar.

Ungli will be out in cinemas on 28th November, 2014.

Check out the trailer right here!



Connect with Ungli on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, G+

The post Ungli trailer is now Live on Youtube! appeared first on BollySpice. »

- Trupti Kantilal

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Pictures! Haider Screening

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In Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider, the classic tale of Hamlet comes alive in the mesmerizing locales of Kashmir. The riveting drama, takes the audiences through the extraordinary life of the protagonists, epic characters, dramatic turns, compulsive plots, and enthralling performances from Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon. The film is set to release on October 2nd and a special screening attended by the stars and directors of Bollywod was held in Mumbai and the film was received with Rave reviews.

Check out these pictures from the event!

The post Pictures! Haider Screening appeared first on BollySpice. »

- Trupti Kantilal

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Kangana Ranaut to make an appearance at the Pratham UK Gala Ball

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Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ is all set to descend into London this weekend to make a special appearance at the Pratham UK gala ball on October 4th at the Natural History Museum.

Pratham UK, a charity aimed at eradicating illiteracy among disadvantaged children in India, have already raised more than £5 million, its India counterpart has helped over 35 million disadvantaged children to read. There are still over 100 million children that remain illiterate across India.

The gala which is going to be dotted with celebrities and A listers from the Asian community will feature a special performance from Bollywood’s hottest new singer Kanika Kapoor.

Kanika who has recently been appointed as the ambassador for the charity said, “This cause is very close to my heart.  By performing at the gala, if I can make a difference in even one child’s life, it’s a huge deal for me.”

Kangana who is »

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Making of Indiawaale from ‘Happy New Year’!

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Are you ready for Happy New Year because the relesase is getting closer! Starring Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah, Happy New Year, directed by Farah Khan has a simple premise but it makes for a full on Bollyfabulous movie. It’s the Christmas–New Year holiday season. The biggest dance event in the world, the World Dance Championships, is being hosted in Dubai. While all eyes are on the different world-class teams that have gathered, there are a few unlikely entrants who have somehow managed to stumble into the competition.

Happy New Year is built around 5 disparate characters who are fighting a most unlikely battle.. a battle of international proportions.. but it’s a battle being fought on a dance floor. Where the rest of the world’s competitors are battling for national pride and glory on the world stage, our »

- Stacey Yount

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Bang Bang and Bollywood Go IMAX in Tallahassee

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The hotly anticipated adventure romance Bang Bang starring Bollywood mega stars Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif gets even hotter with an exclusive IMAX run premiering in Florida. The only IMAX run for Bang Bang in the entire United States will take place at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee where the film releases this Thursday, October 2, for two shows every night.

Fox Star Studios and Director Siddharth Anand promise edge-of-the-seat excitement and adrenaline pumping action when the film hits the big screen! A remake of Hollywood’s Knight and Day, the film stars two of Bollywood’s hottest Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.

A chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan), results in an on-rush of ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and general global mayhem. But as the transcontinental chase ensues with Rajveer convincing Harleen »

- Stacey Yount

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NYC Readers! Win Tickets to See Bang Bang at Early screening Tomorrow Night!

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Hey all you Bang Bang fans there in New York City! We have a special contest just for you! You can see the movie early before everyone else! They are holding a special screening tomorrow night October 1st at 8 pm and you can be there and take a friend!

Bang Bang, the official remake of Knight and Day that starrred Tom Crusie and Cameron Diaz, is done full on Indian style featuring one of the hottest jodis in B-town Hrihtik Roshan and Katrina Kaif. A chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan), results in an on-rush of ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and general global mayhem. But as the transcontinental chase ensues with Rajveer convincing Harleen that he’s the good guy, can she really trust him, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? »

- Stacey Yount

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“Each Character In Roar Is Independent, With Their Own Unique Storyline” – Abis Rizvi

30 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT

Most films have a run-of-the-mill cast- a hero, a heroine and of course, the big bad villain. But when producer Abis Rizvi and director Kamal Sadanah decided to make a film, they knew it shouldn’t be a ‘typical’ Bollywood movie.

The film Roar: Tigers Of The Sundarbans has definitely succeeded in breaking free from stereotypes. Exotic locales filled with danger, the mighty Sundarbans tiger playing an important role, complete with an ensemble cast has made Roar a force to reckon with. “When we started ideating for Roar, we knew it had to be different. Casting for the film was as difficult as shooting for the film itself. We wanted to ensure that each character is independent and had an interesting back story.” says producer Abis Rizvi. Agrees Kamal,”We had more than 600 auditions to narrow down our cast, and we didn’t rest until we knew we found the right fit for each role. »

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“‘Kaminey’ could have been the title of ‘Tamanchey'” – Nikhil Dwivedi

30 September 2014 8:04 AM, PDT

If Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj wouldn’t have staked their claim over Kaminey, Kaminey 2 and more, Nikhil Dwivedi would have certainly wanted that title for his Tamanchey. Reason being that he is pretty much playing the kind of character that the expletive suggests. Moreover, with his partner-in-crime (well, literally) Richa Chadha not being far behind in making sure that her characterization is on the same lines as his, there was a common consensus amongst one and all that Kaminey – in any permutation or combination – was just the right fit for Tamanchey.

“If Kaminey wouldn’t have already been used, we could have well have called our film one. Perhaps, even ‘Do Kaminey’ would have been just the right fit,” winks Nikhil, who is arriving on the big screen after a hiatus.

He goes on to explain his fascination behind the term ‘kaminey’.

“See, we have always seen love stories of good people on screen. »

- Trupti Kantilal

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How Hrithik-Katrina’s Bang Bang turned into 140 crore affair

30 September 2014 6:08 AM, PDT

It is now confirmed, and comes straight from the horse’s mouth. Fox Star Studios has produced Bang Bang for a whopping budget of 140 crore (including Prints & Advertising, hence giving it the status of one of the costliest films ever made in Bollywood.

Here is the complete lowdown of what contributed to it, and whether a lesser cost would have at all been justified.

- Bang Bang has Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, two of the biggest superstars of the country, in the lead. No prizes for guessing that they are also two of the highest paid actors in the country. A good chunk of moolah goes there.

- From Day One, the Usp of some never-seen-before action is being widely spoken about in not just the industry circles but also audiences. A promise has been made that Bollywood would witness something unique. Assurance comes from the fact that Hollywood »

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Sotheby’s to launch first Indian and Islamic Art Week

30 September 2014 4:07 AM, PDT

Sotheby’s is proud to announce London’s first ‘Indian and Islamic Week’, a high profile series of public exhibitions and three dedicated auctions presenting the works of renowned artists and craftsmen from the Indian Subcontinent and the Islamic world. This exciting initiative will take place at Sotheby’s London from 3 – 8 October 2014, comprising Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art on 7 October, and Art of Imperial India and Arts of the Islamic World on 8 October.  The sales will combine to offer more than 450 fine and varied works from South Asia, the Middle East and beyond, showcasing over 1500 years of artistic endeavour and craftsmanship.

To celebrate the launch of the inaugural ‘Indian and Islamic Week’, Sotheby’s has partnered with Newby teas to offer a special Indian Afternoon Tea, available at Sotheby’s Café from 3-8 October.  Sotheby’s renowned head-chef,  Amanda Keller, has created a delicious Afternoon Tea menu, inspired by the flavours of India, »

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Sonakshi Sinha at Tarun Tahiliani’s show for Sahachari Foundation

30 September 2014 2:37 AM, PDT

The gorgeous Sonakshi Sinha dazzled the ramp as the showstopper for the evening!!

Sonakshi looked lovely in the collection. Her natural beauty came to the fore in this collection during this event.

Wearing a stunning multicoloured sequinned floral lehenga, Sonakshi beauty looked priceless. Sonakshi Sinha stunned the audience with her appearance.

The Tarun Tahiliani lehenga was embedded with silver sequins and multicoloured florals. The bright neon colours on the floral suit sparkled on Sonakshi. Consisting of a deep neckline, this dress flaunted her assets.

And Sonakshi Sinha walked with confidence on the ramp!

The post Sonakshi Sinha at Tarun Tahiliani’s show for Sahachari Foundation appeared first on BollySpice. »

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Nargis Fakhri reveals her secret skills for the #BangBangDare

30 September 2014 12:14 AM, PDT

The #BangBangDare concept which is a fun way for Hrithik Roshan to promote his next movie Bang Bang is working very well!

His latest dare went to the lovely Nargis Fakhri, who made Bollywood dance to her sexy item number ‘Yaar Na Miley’ next to Salman Khan in Kick, last Summer.

Nargis was born in New-York in Queens & she has openly talked about the way she used to live there on Koffee With Karan.

Nargis met the American rapper 50 Cent while she was shooting for her Hollywood project in Europe a few months ago. Already there, one could see her excitement and huge love for rap. So no wonder she got so happy when Hrithik dared her to sing a “rap”.

Even tho she had to attend the GQ Awards, the actress recorded that 2 minutes video backstage and let’s say the truth … She Rocked It!

To d 1who actually stimulated my #bangbangdare idea, »

- Dana

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Tommy Hilfiger celebrated its 10th anniversary in India

29 September 2014 10:23 PM, PDT

As Tommy Hilfiger celebrated its 10th anniversary in India, Bollywood heart throb Ranveer Singh joined Tommy Hilfiger at a private party at The Leela. Ranveer was specially invited for the occasion by Tommy, and was flown in to celebrate this iconic moment with the legendary designer.

Mr. Hilfiger was also joined by over 400 guests and VIPs, including Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, Daniel Grieder, Global CEO Tommy Hilfiger and CEO Pvh Europe and Shailesh Chaturvedi, CEO Tommy Hilfiger India. Fashion designers Gauri and Nainika Karan, Manish Malhotra, Jj Vallaya, Rahul Khanna and Rohit Gandhi, Malini Ramani, Varun Bahl and Shantanu Mehra were also spotted at the event. VIP’s from across the country such as Dipannita Sharama, Niamat Bakshi,  Vikram Baidyanath, Riyaaz Amlani, Tanisha Mohan, Patrick Suckling, PVR head Sanjeev Bijli, Sonia Chauhan, Sumant Jaikishan, Shalini & Sanjay Bassi, Soni Aggarwal, Arjun Sharma, models Anuj Chaudhary and Rachel Bayros and Archana Vijaya »

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“Kill Dil” kills it on Digital

29 September 2014 8:05 AM, PDT

Kill Dil, the much awaited movie of the year starring Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Ali Zafar and Govinda has broken new ground on digital. Using the hashtag #WillKillFor, the individual character posters kicked in showcasing one unique trait of each one of them and tapped into their extensive fan base to connect with audiences.

The website www.killdil.com took this to the next level with a live twitter feed showcasing the number of tweets received and the top contenders. Fans felt active with every word they wrote, every hashtag they used. Within a span of 5 days, #WillKillFor saw 35 thousand plus tweets reaching over 3 million users and clocking around 50 thousand visits a day on the website.

But why stop at live tweet integration on websites… Yrf took it further to the next level and embedded these tweets into the film’s promotional banners. The digital media lead campaign for the »

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Bollywood’s India: Hindi Cinema as a Guide to Contemporary India by Rachel Dwyer (Exclusive)

29 September 2014 5:05 AM, PDT

We have a very special treat for all you Bollywood fanatics. BollySpice presents to you an exclusive excerpt from the newly released book Bollywood’s India: Hindi Cinema as a Guide to Contemporary India. Written by Indian Cinema scholar Professor Rachel Dwyer and published by Reaktion Books, Bollywood’s India examines the importance of Hindi Cinema over the last two decades and how it can help us to interpret the social aspects of India as we know it today. Be it religion, human behaviour as well as social, political and economic issues which have affected the country in recent years; Dwyer looks at how all these have been depicted in Hindi films and the important link between films and reality. The book is available to buy now and has also been released in India as Picture Abhi Baaki Hai by Hachette India. This is a must for any movie buff »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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