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Bhushan Kumar’s Roy topping music charts

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After Baby which is doing successful business at box office and received a lot of critic acclamation, is scoring high with Roy. The trailer of Roy that crossed 3 million views on YouTube in just 3 days of its release and today sees around 6 million views is already topping the music charts.

Roy which is one of the most anticipated thriller film this year stars Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez. The music of the film that was launched digitally on 11th Jan is topping the music charts across channels, radio and digital platforms. The first song ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’ is No.1 everywhere due to its catchy tune which is easy to groove to. Composed by Amaal Mallik and sung by Arijit Singh and Aditi Singh Sharma, the song has crossed 6 million viewership already and is the party anthem for the youth this season.

Making its place in the Top 5 is also, »

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Mahesh Bhatt: We are not promoting free sex and women being emancipated in Khamoshiyan

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The intellectual filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt came to promote his upcoming movie Khamoshiyan at Glamsham.com office along with actors Gurmeet Choudhary, Sapna Pabbi and Ali Fazal.

Speaking about his movie, Mahesh Bhatt said, “Khamoshiyan has flowered from Vikram Bhatt’s heart. It’s his brainchild. And then I gave the haversack to Ali and said ‘Ah! This guy looks like the guy of today.’ Neither I nor Vikram had thought of him to portray his part.”

Talking about the change in portrayal of women on celluloid, he said, “During my times, women lived in a patriarchal society. Today, even though women have come out, there’s a cry for gender equality.”

Speaking about the change in culture through his films, he exclaimed, “There actually is a traditional pull as well as western pull. So it’s a very interesting curve I would say. Not many parts of the west have »

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Mardaani gets a standing ovation at premiere in Poland!

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Yash Raj Films’ Mardaani premiered in Poland at Warsaw’s Kino Muranow theatre, one of the oldest art house theatres in the country, on January 28th. Rani Mukerji, who arrived for a full day of extensive press followed by the premiere, left winning over the hearts of the press and fans alike.

The film directed by Pradeep Sarkar was critically acclaimed and loved by audiences when it released in Indian theatres last year, with many calling Mardaani Rani’s career-best performance as senior Inspector (crime branch) Shivani Shivaji Roy.

The film’s premiere in Poland is a trendsetting event – it makes Rani Mukerji the first Indian actor to visit the country to premiere a Hindi film. Mardaani goes on a theatrical release from the 5th of February.

The film received a standing ovation from the audience and Rani Mukerji was congratulated for her exceptional performance and for being a part »

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Box Office – Erotic-supernatural Khamoshiyan takes on fantastical Hawaizaada and dramatic Rahasya

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Three interesting films belonging to diverse genres clash at the box office this weekend. In fact each of these has a distinct subject which makes them a candidate good enough for a theater viewing. Khamoshiyan is an erotic-supernatural outing from the house of Bhatts. Hawaizaada is an untold story of an Indian who created world’s first unmanned plane. On the other hand Rahasya is apparently a fictional account of Arushi Talwar murder case.

From the opening standpoint, Khamoshiyan would get a better start due to brand Vishesh Films as well as hit music. Moreover, the promos have been decent too and have managed to find eyeballs. A young affair, it should find a better opening at the multiplexes. Though one doesn’t foresee mayhem at the box office on the opening day, the word of mouth should help it during the weekend.

As for Hawaizaada, yet again it would »

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Indian fashion royalties descends on the UK at Aashni + Co Wedding Show

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Indian fashion royalty descended on London’s iconic Dorchester hotel, Mayfair on Sunday 25th January to present their latest bridal and couture collections at the UK’s most high fashion Indian bridal exhibition – Aashni + Co Wedding Show in association with Zouch & Lamare – one of the leading, luxury planning services in the UK that specialises in exquisite, original and bespoke weddings and events. Aashni + Co Wedding Show also featured floral styling by Zita Elze, an award-winning artist, designer, teacher, creator of the Living Embroidery Bridal collection and design consultant, who also exhibited as the show’s exclusive luxury florist.

Aashni + Co Wedding Show presented on one platform high end, bridal and occasion wear by India’s most celebrated designer brands – from established, A-list fashion houses to the crème of new gen talent, namely: Anamika Khanna, Anushree Reddy, Arpita Mehta, Ashima-Leena, Elisha W, Jaipur Gems, Kotwara by Meera Muzaffar Ali, Manish Malhotra, »

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Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan tie the knot

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On January 25th, Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan got married in an intimate ceremony at the Khan’s Mumbai residence. It was a small affair, with only immediate family present for the ceremony.

Check out a few pics below of the lovely bride and groom! Congratulations to them both.

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Aib Knockout – Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor

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Last week the trailer of Aib ‘s Kockout, the Indian version of Comedy Central’s The Roast, went viral and left us wanting more… well it’s finally here!!

The entire episode of Aib Knockout featuring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor is online. Be warned: The roast is filthy, rude and offensive and… soooo much fun!

Watch it now!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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T Series’ Roy recreates Sunburn Set for the song Sooraj Dooba Hai

28 January 2015 11:09 PM, PST

Bhushan Kumar’s Roy, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Arjun Rampal, has created quite a stir among the fans. First the Roy trailer, which was trending on social media, received a million views within 12 hours of its release, followed by the track, ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’. The song is touted to be the party anthem of the year and is the perfect sun-downer track. An entire set was recreated by the makers to give it an edgy, live concert feel.

The song has been shot on a grand scale, with audiences getting to see Arjun Rampal as a DJ and Jacqueline dancing to his playlist. The song has been composed by Amaal Malik and sung by Arijit Singh and Aditi Singh Sharma. Bhushan Kumar says, “The song is a sundown number and Vicky (director Vikramjit Singh) wanted something that looked like the Sunburn Set. We recreated the entire set in »

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Amitabh Bachchan and cast attend UK Press Conference for Shamitabh

28 January 2015 10:41 PM, PST

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, South Indian star Dhanush and Bollywood debutant Akshara Hassan attended a UK press conference on Tuesday morning to promote the upcoming comedy/drama Shamitabh. The press conference took place at the 5-star Taj Hotel in London, where the cast spoke about the film and more ahead of its release on 6 February.

Speaking about the film, Mr. Bachchan said the following: “A lot of people have been intrigued by the title and the fact that my name and Dhanush’s name has been incorporated in the title means that it has been done for some kind of sensation. That’s not true because Shamitabh comes from the script of the film and when you see the film you will know why it’s there. The other thing that can be said is that I will be giving my voice to Dhanush as a character in the film. »

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Get an Exclusive Chance to be Sketched by Jacqueline Fernandez

28 January 2015 9:00 PM, PST

Bollywood’s doe-eyed beauty Jacqueline Fernandez has a huge fan following and they often surprise her with gestures that show how much they love her. Now, the golden girl is the one surprising her fans with an exclusive opportunity to win an autographed sketch of him/her done by the actress through a never-seen-before Facebook tab titled ‘Sketched by Jacqueline’. This is the first time a Bollywood celebrity will undertake such an activity.

‘Sketched by Jacqueline’ is her way of giving back the constant love and support that has been showered on her. The tab includes seven different questions with options that reveal various facets of her character in the upcoming film Roy. Additionally, participants need to tell Jacqueline why they should be sketched and if the actress loves their answers, they will be the first ones to be sketched by her.

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First Poster: Ranbir Kapoor is Johnny Balraj in Bombay Velvet

28 January 2015 8:43 PM, PST

The first teaser poster has just made its world premiere for Anurag Kashyap’s highly awaited epic Bombay Velvet which releases in theaters worldwide on May 15. Ranbir Kapoor headlines and is joined by Anushka Sharma as well as Karan Johar who appears in a very special on-screen negative role.

About the highly anticipated film, Anurag Kashyap says, “Bombay Velvet is my first film in a trilogy about Bombay, before it became a Metropolis.”

Adds Vikas Bahl of Phantom Films, “Bombay Velvet is intricately researched and beautifully fictionalized by Anurag as to how one of the greatest cities of the world was created amidst loads of action, romance, pain and huge drama.”

We can’t wait to find out and see more!

Watch BollySpice for all the Bombay Velvet scoop!

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- Stacey Yount

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News on Ajay Devgn’s forthcoming film Baadshaho

28 January 2015 8:01 PM, PST

After the success of Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, it seems that director Milan Luthria and actor Ajay Devgn will be working together again in the forthcoming film Baadshaho. This will be the third film that Milan will do with Ajay (previous films including Chori Chori & Kachche Daage).

According to a recent article in Glamsham, Milan said “Ajay has always ended up deciding on doing all my earlier films within just half an hour. Ajay is a very impatient man. For Baadshaho too, I called him and said how I was very excited about the film and wanted to come and narrate it to him. He was shooting and as soon as I entered his van, he said, ‘Bol, bol, bol kya hai’ I told him the idea and he said done again within just half an hour. My big excitement is to have cast Ajay again.”

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Vir Das’ Weirdass Pajama Comedy Festival a Massive Success in Mumbai and Pune

28 January 2015 7:10 PM, PST

It was indeed a funny weekend with the Weirdass Pajama Festival headlining major locations in Mumbai and Pune. The festival initiated by the ace comedian and actor, Vir Das, returned with the second edition over the weekend, and managed to tickle the funny bone of each and every person who attended the various shows.

The much-loved festival held its Pajama shows at St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra and Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, Ncpa, while the smaller shows called Boxers were organized at various pubs across the city. All the shows were packed house full with the audiencesrolling in their seats with laughter. With a line-up of over 100 Indian and International comedians, across multiple prime locations, the Weirdass Pajama Comedy Festival provided the perfect weekend for all those in Mumbai and Pune.

The major shows of the festival were Vir Das’ ‘Unbelievablish’ which debuted at the popular festival, ‘Femme Funny’ India’s first ever female only comedy show, »

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Hrithik begins filming Ashutosh Gowarikar’s epic Mohenjo Daro

28 January 2015 6:41 PM, PST

Ever since Ashutosh Gowarikar’s ambitious period drama Mohenjo Daro was announced, everyone has been waiting for more updates on the project. We can now announce that the shooting of the film’s first leg commenced yesterday in Bhuj, Gujarat.

Due to Hrithik Roshan’s back injury shooting was delayed, according to Sunita Gowarikar the actor has now fully recovered. “He’s recovered completely now and is looking stunning…We couldn’t start with action as Hrithik needs to familiarize himself with the character. We want him to spend a week with the character, doing dramatic sequences before we go all out with the action.”

While action has been kept on hold, action-director Glenn Boswell (The Matrix & The Hobbit) will be joining the crew next week.

Mohenjo Daro, starring Hrithik Roshan and debutant Pooja Hegde, is directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, produced by Disney. The film will release on 12th of »

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T Mukherji Media Office Launch

28 January 2015 6:02 PM, PST

Tanishaa Mukerji inaugurated her new office for ‘T Mukerji Media’, her newly launched production house, along with her mother, yesteryears actress, Tanuja.

A puja was held at the new office where she was surrounded by her close family and friends including her sister, Kajol, and her pet dog, King Leonidas. The diva felt blessed to begin this auspicious time in her life with the love and support of all her close ones.

We wish Tanishaa all the best with her new venture and hope she keeps surprising us with interesting new things all the time!

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Amitabh Bachchan recording record breaking podcast at Apple Store London

28 January 2015 8:11 AM, PST

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan will consolidate his position as the king of social media by recording a record-breaking podcast for the Apple’s Meet The Filmmaker series at their flagship store in central London today, on January 28.

The actor, who has arguably the biggest presence on social media out of all the Indian movie stars, will record a podcast for his soon to be released movie Shamitabh. It will be made available to more than 800 million iTunes users around the world for free.

This is only the third ever Bollywood podcast that Apple have included in the popular series. The first saw Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra get interviewed for Krrish 3 and second had Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapoor talking about their movie Haider. The Shamitabh podcast with Amitabh Bachchan would eclipse the previous two in terms of reach and will be the first time an Indian movie star has been interviewed solo. »

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Sonakshi Sinha becomes the first Indian actor to shoot with ace Photographer Maul Gohel for Ftv

28 January 2015 2:00 AM, PST

Gorgeous Sonakshi Sinha who is loved by the audiences for her beauty has become the first Indian actor to shoot with world famous photographer Maul Gohel for Ftv.

Maul Gohel has been awarded as Best Photographer for Fashion – Advertising & Contemporary by Fashion TV Photographer’s Award at Cannes Film Festival 2013.

A source close to the team said, “Maul is a brilliant photographer and he shot Sonakshi with a very different approach. She looks outstanding in his photographs. Maul will be shooting with many other Indian actors but he wanted to shoot with Sonakshi first as she has a natural Indian beauty. In fact, he is one of the very few photographers who does not use Photoshop for editing his pictures. The concept around the shoot is called ‘She’ which captures Sonakshi Sinha’s fearless nature and it has been very well appreciated abroad.”

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Ayushmann Khurrana: “I put my heart and soul into Hawaizaada”

28 January 2015 1:00 AM, PST

Hawaizaada, set to release this Friday is a period drama set in the heart of Mumbai in Colonial India, 1895. Directed by Vibhu Puri, the film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Sharda, and Naman Jain

A work of fiction inspired by true events, this epic film is about a young man’s struggle against all odds – his singular mission and dream of becoming the first man to fly a plane. Shiv Talpade has the love of a girl but not the approval of his affluent family. He is guided by his mentor Shastri but doesn’t have the money to experiment with scientific methods to reach his goals. The British do not want him to get the credit for flying the first plane and become a hero to his people. The odds are stacked against him. Shiv, driven by incredible grit, wills an impossible dream to come true. The ordinary »

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Badlapur’s Jee Karda – Rock Version out now!

28 January 2015 12:08 AM, PST

The song ‘Jee Karda’ from Varun Dhawan’s upcoming film Badlapur has taken Bollywood fans from around the world by storm. The electrifying track has captured the attitude of the film perfectly and now the remixed rock version has been released! The song has been mixed & mastered by Eric Pillai (Future Sound of Bombay). Check it out in the the exclusive video below!

Eros International & Maddock Films presents – An Eros International Worldwide Release A Maddock Films Production. Produced by Dinesh Vijan and directed by Sriram Raghavan, Badlapur stars Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi, Vinay Pathak, Radhika Apte and Divya Dutta. The film is scheduled to release on 20th February 2015.

The post Badlapur’s Jee Karda – Rock Version out now! appeared first on BollySpice. »

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Actor Irrfan Khan Chooses Shoojit Sircar’s Piku over Ridley Scott’s The Martian

27 January 2015 9:15 PM, PST

Known for his unique choice of films, Irrfan Khan is one of India’s most acclaimed actors but what sets him apart is his quality to remain completely loyal and committed to his work. This was proven once more when Irrfan turned down a prestigious Hollywood project for director Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming comedy drama Piku—a move the actor absolutely doesn’t regret!

We hear that the talented actor turned down a role in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, co-starring Matt Damon as he had already blocked his dates for the shoot of Piku. Always known to be a thorough professional, Irrfan actually refused the Hollywood project as it would have required him to cancel his shoot for Piku, which was a complete no for the actor.

In an interview to a leading tabloid, Irrfan Khan was quoted saying , “It was a lengthy, pivotal role (Ridely Scott’s The Martian »

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