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“I’ve actually enjoyed myself this year,” says Katrina Kaif

20 November 2013 11:04 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

She is no doubt one of the hottest women in Bollywood today. Subsequent to Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Katrina Kaif’s next release is the much talked about Dhoom 3, where she will be pairing up for the first time opposite Aamir Khan. This makes Katrina one of the lucky few to have worked with the Khans (the other two obviously being Shah Rukh and Salman). In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Katrina spoke about her role as an acrobat in the much anticipated sequel and the intense physical training she had to go through. “Most of my stunts are with straps and hoops suspended form a height and with coordinated choreography. It’s like a dance in the air. To do these, one needs strong shoulders and upper-body strength which, for a girl, is not the most natural thing.”

Speaking about the delay to Dhoom 3 (due to »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Aamir Khans Satyamev Jayate to return in January 2014

23 October 2013 3:35 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Aamir Khan, who brought many to the cleaners with his hard hitting reality show 'Satyamev Jayate', really has a super exciting year to look ahead to with the much awaited mega release like Dhoom 3 waiting to explode.

If the buzz is to be believed, then, the next season of 'Satyamev Jayate' will be starting from early 2014, as the research for the same has already begun in a big way. Rumors also have it that Aamir, who will be busy promoting Dhoom 3 in a big way, will be parallelly working on the show as well.

Watch this space for more developments. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Aamir Khan's date with Bill Gates

1 June 2013 8:45 AM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

What would happen when Bollywood’s perfectionist Khan aka Aamir Khan will meet Microsoft’s founder and one of the richest men in the world Bill Gates in Mumbai?......this will be definitely worth a watch! Last time when Gates visited India, he made sure that he met Aamir Khan and as he expressed, Gates was definitely awestruck by Khan’s talent and inclination towards social upliftment in India. Post ‘Satyamev Jayate’, Aamir Khan is definitely going places. He is not only Unicef’s goodwill ambassador for child nutrition and well-being, but is also a known face for other social issues that got catapulted after the show »

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Celebrities who suffered domestic violence

25 April 2013 10:08 AM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Domestic violence has remained a hushed up but undeniable fact of life and recent revelations show that even celebrities are not proof from it. After Aamir Khan aired an episode on this topic in his show “Satyamev Jayate” it has become a hotly discussed issue. But, just because you are rich and famous does not stop this domestic evil from invading your life. Here is a list of some of the most famous names in Bollywood who has become victims of domestic violence. Aishwariya Rai Yes! Even the Miss World was not proof against domestic violence during her relationship with Bollywood macho man Salman Khan. After she broke up with him, Aishw »

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Time magazine named Aamir Khan as 'Pioneer'

18 April 2013 8:18 PM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Perfectionist Aamir Khan has made to the list of Time magazine 100 Most Influential People of 2013. He has been named as a “pioneer” on the list. He made an international impact for his TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ which highlighted the social evil prevails in the society. He highlighted the social stigmas like female foeticide and medical malpractices, domestic violence and many more issues that prevail in this 21st century. Music Composer A R Rahman writes on Time.com: He uses his gifts as a charmer to give his audience the most bitter medicine. Hypnotized, we take it without complaint. That's Aamir's magic at work. Satyamev Jayate »

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Aamir Khan on Time Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential People in the World!

18 April 2013 8:44 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Time Magazine’s survey on the 100 most influential people in the world for the year 2013 includes Bollywood star Aamir Khan. The 100 most influential people have been categorized in different fields like Titans, Icons, Leaders, Artists and Pioneers, and the remarkable thing about Aamir on this list is that he has not been categorized under the Artists section for his Bollywood influence or popularity. Instead, he has been listed under the Pioneers category for his social activism with television show Satyamev Jayate. Evidently, his brilliant social initiative outweighed his Bollywood profile!

In an amazing profile, composer A.R Rahman writes about Aamir’s sense of social concerns, which not only show through Satyamev Jayate but have also been reflected through his choices in movies that deal with poverty and other social evils, like Lagaan. Talking about Satyamev Jayate, Rahman says that Aamir has the charm of presenting the bitter picture in »

- Samreen Tungekar

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Star India reveals all on the 400 cr deal with Ajay Devgn

9 April 2013 3:46 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After Salman Khan's alleged 500-crore deal stories it's now Ajay Devgn's 400-crore rupee deal with Star India that is being talked about. And there is unlikely to be too many other actors joining this elite club, as only superstars with family-oriented images command the kind of clout required to justify the kind of fee Salman and Devgn are apparently getting to provide content exclusively to Star India.

When contacted Sanjay Gupta, the COO of Star India, dismissed the 400-rupee deal as unlikely. "It is true that after Salman Khan we've cut a deal with Ajay Devgn. But the sum being quoted in the media is highly speculative. We don't give away our figures, so we don't know where these figures come from. To throw such staggering amounts around may not hurt the star's equity. But it damages our company because other actors from the entertainment industry use those »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Aamir Khan: International Star You Need to Know

6 April 2013 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Claim To Fame

The 48-year-old Bollywood star has 43 films to his credit. And his 2012 daytime talkshow “Satyamev Jayate” reached an audience of 500 million each day via Rupert Murdoch’s Star India network and government pubcaster Doordarshan. Season two is in the pipeline.

(From the pages of the April 2 issue of Variety.)

Social Impact

On the talkshow, he addresses issues including killing of female fetuses, child sexual abuse, honor killings and domestic violence. He successfully campaigned for the Indian government to pass a long-pending child protection bill.

Fans

Steven Spielberg sez he’s watched “3 Idiots” three times (from the Hindustan Times).

Controversy

On “Satyamev Jayate,” Khan highlighted malpractice in the medical profession. This earned the ire of the Indian Medical Assn., which demanded an apology. Khan refused, saying those medical professionals troubled by his whistle-blowing were likely the cause of the problems in the first place.

Other Credits

He starred in 2009’s “3 Idiots, »

- Variety Staff

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Aamir to meet British Pm David Cameron

19 February 2013 3:53 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The hot news is that British Pm David Cameron is in the country and while he is slated to meet many top dignitaries during his short stay in India, Aamir Khan will probably be the only Bollywood personality to meet David Cameron. Apparently, the actor's team and Cameron's office have been working out the schedule since a couple of months and the British P.M. expressed a desire to meet Aamir owing to his growing popularity in the U.K. after he featured on the cover of Time magazine. Cameron has also been impressed with Aamir's social work through his TV show 'Satyamev Jayate'. Aamir, who is shooting for Raju Hirani's P.K. in Rajasthan, will fly down to Delhi this evening to meet and greet British P.M. David Cameron. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Impact of Aamir Khan's TV show 'Satyamev Jayate'

18 February 2013 2:00 AM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

'Satyamev Jayate' has been off air for around six months and it still has a high recall value among the audiences. The show created a stir with its first season and still has a crucial impact on some of the country's major social issues.'Satyamev Jayate' is remembered for its connect with the 'aam janta'. In one of the episodes, Aamir had requested the Rajasthan government to set up fast track courts for cases that deserved urgent attention. Within no time, one such f »

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Mirchi Music Awards 2013: Winners

11 February 2013 1:00 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards 2013 celebrated music with the utmost bliss of stars, glamour and music all around! It was a fun filled evening with a completely distinguished jury comprising of Ramesh Sippy, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sooraj Barjatya, Prasoon Joshi, Anu Malik, Aadesh Srivastava, Lalit Pandit, Louiz Banks, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Sadhna Sargam, Suresh Wadkar, Talat Aziz and Ila Arun. This jury definitely needed no introduction and was a healthy mix of some great achievers of the industry.

Bollyspice brings you the list of the winners of this grand award function. Read on!

Song of the Year:

Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin from Agneepath, Singer – Sonu Nigam, Composer Ajay-Atul, Lyricist – Amitabh Bhattacharya

Worldwide Listeners’ Choice – Song of the Year:

Radha from Student Of The Year, Singers – Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani and Udit Narayan, Composer – Vishal-Shekhar Lyricist – Anvita Dutt

Male vocalist of the year:

Sonu Nigam »

- Samreen Tungekar

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Aamir supports women fight against alcoholism

28 January 2013 9:38 AM, PST | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Aamir Khan is a social crusader. He has brought into forefront many social evils prevail in the modern Indian society and fought against social stigmas in the society through his show, ‘Satyamev Jayate’. Now he has taken another most important issue in his hand to deal with. He lent his supports to the fight against alcoholism amongst women. He was addressing a press conference by Alcoholics Anonymous, an Ngo. Aamir said the problem is more complex in India as women never come out and admit that they drink. "In India, the problem is more complex. There are so many modernistic issues involved with drinking that women would be afraid to »

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Reflections 2012: Top 10 Magazine Covers of 2012

4 January 2013 6:23 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It’s that time of the year again! BollySpice presents to you our countdown of the ten magazine covers which we think were the coolest of 2012. We hope that you like them and agree with our choice of actors and actresses whom we felt looked the best this year. Enjoy!

10.) Abhay Deol – Filmfare Magazine (May 23, 2012)

Abhay Deol just looked so nonchalant and trendy in this edition of Filmfare that we just had to include him in the list. We love the motorcycle he is sitting on, along with his very stylish outfit!

9.) Amitabh Bachchan – Hi Blitz India (December 2012)

Given that this year was Mr. Bachchan’s 70th Birthday, no doubt perhaps almost every Indian magazine wanted him to pose for their front cover. However, we think this one of Mr. Bachchan on the cover of December’s Hi Blitz not only looks classy, but is also a fitting tribute to »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Aamir Khan refuses lucrative brand offer

3 January 2013 1:56 AM, PST | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Aamir Khan has a niche of his own which is unparalleled by any other star, not even his contemporaries. He has a different take on the understanding of Indian cinema, the mind-set of the youth, and what might work best at the box-office. Recently he made his first appearance as a TV show host for “Satyamev Jayate” that made the nation sit upright even on Sunday mornings. He took up such issues that may be the world knows about but does not have the spine to embrace it. Issues like female infanticide, domestic violence, and child sexual abuse were discussed openly on national television. Aamir is also known as a philanthropist and has b »

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Reflections 2012: Most talked about Celebrities of 2012

31 December 2012 8:18 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood stars are constantly in the limelight, whether it be for a new film, new relationship, a wardrobe malfunction or an award – the media just can’t get enough of them and neither can the fans. BollySpice takes a look at the most talked about stars of 2012 and the positives which made these 10 stars outshine the rest.

10. Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar starts off our list at number 10. This year will end on a very high note for Akshay: the producer, actor and father. Rowdy Rathore, Khiladi 786 and Housefull 2 all rocked the box office while Oh My God did that and so much more with its various social messages.

Akshay then went on to bag the maximum awards at Big Star Entertainment Awards, including The Big Star Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Thriller Role – Male 2012 for Rowdy Rathore, the Complete Entertainer of the Year – Male 2012 for Rowdy Rathore, »

- Avinash Sidhu

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