|March 31, 2008|
|Will Kareena join the Bachchan tour?|
Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapur seemed to have ironed their differences, after Kareena Kapoor left the latter for the former. The actors will be part of the Unforgettable Bachchan tour, which will take off in August. But we're wondering which female stars will balance off the concert? So far, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the only one on board, after Lara Dutta opted out. There are rumours that Madhuri Dixit may also come on board, but that remains to be seen.
|March 28, 2008|
|Rekha, Rishi Kapoor dodge controversy at Golden temple|
A timely apology saved the day for Shatrughan Sinha's son, Luv Sinha's debut film. A controversy erupted when a section of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee objected to certain shots of the film, Sadiyan, that were picturised inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Amitabh responds to Raj Thackeray's attack
Replying to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena supremo Raj Thackeray's remarks against him, Amitabh Bachchan has stated that India is a free country and everyone has the right to live wherever they please. This is the first time Bachchan has reacted in public against Thackeray ever since the latter targetted him for being more loyal to his hometown, Uttar Pradesh, rather than Maharashtra, where he has been residing for more than 40 years.
|March 27, 2008|
|Now, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi in colour|
Following in the steps of Mughal-E-Azam and Naya Daur, the hilarious, black and white 1958 film, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, will also be re-released in colour. The film starred the Ganguli brothers -- Ashok, Kishore and Anoop Kumar -- as well as the beautiful Madhubala.
Tanushree's loss is Rakhi's gain
Rakhi Sawant has replaced Tanushree Dutta in an item number opposite Nana Patekar. Apparently the film, Horn Ok Please, was held up when Tanushree Dutta allegedly refused to perform an item number with the film's lead, Nana Patekar, who plays a truck driver. This has impelled the enraged producer of the film, Sami Siddiqui to cancel the film's shooting.
Actress' security guard molests scribe
A 19-year-old trainee reporter of a private news channel was allegedly molested by the security guard of actress Tanushree Dutta near Fimlistan Studio in Mumbai's western suburb, police said on Thursday.
|March 26, 2008|
|Shekhar Kapur announces next venture|
Shekhar Kapur, who last directed Elizabeth: The Golden Age, will direct the last piece of the writings of the late filmmaker Anthony Minghella, New York, I Love You. Minghella, the Oscar winning director of The English Patient, had asked Kapur to carry out his vision shortly before going in cancer surgery two weeks ago, Kapur was quoted as saying by Hollywood Reporter.
|March 25, 2008|
|Pak Prime Minister is an Ash fan!|
According to a report in Pakistani daily, Urdu Express, by Javed Chaudhary, Gilani got addicted to Ash's films when he was imprisoned in the Adila jail, Rawalpindi, between 2001 and 2007. Gilani would get special permission from jail authorities to get Aishwarya Rai film DVDs so that he could watch them in prison.
Now, Amitabh wants his Lonavala land back!
When a case was filed in the Uttar Pradesh court, Bachchan decided to donate his land at Barabanki as well as Lonavala to the villagers of the respective areas. But when the Lucknow High Court absolved Bachchan of all charges against him, the superstar decided take his land back!
Race does good business abroad
According to distributor UTV, the film, which at the estimated cost of $10 million is among the handful of most expensive films made in India, had many full house shows across the world. It had a massive 1,000 print release in India.
|March 24, 2008|
|Shatrughan Sinha's son ready for debut|
Former cine star and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha is all set to make his debut with film Sadiyaan, which is based on the relationship between India and Pakistan.
|March 19, 2008|
|Tamil actor Raghuvaran passes away|
Veteran actor Raghuvaran passed away in a hospital in Chennai on Wednesday morning following a brief illness. Raghuvaran, 49, is survived by his ex-wife and son. He was admitted to a private hospital following an ailment about a week back. His funeral will be held this evening, family sources said.
|March 17, 2008|
|Ash is back in Rajni's Robot |
We had earlier reported that Ash dropped out of the mega project because Shankar wanted her dates spread over two years, which did not go well with Ash. Apparently, the actress hopes to start a family soon, and did not want to wait so long. But Shankar has agreed to shoot Ash's scenes first, and then move on to Rajnikanth's portions.
Salman, Ajay Devgan team up
The stars, who were last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, will come together for Vipul Shah's London Dreams. This time, the screen love of their lives will not be Aishwarya Rai but Priyanka Chopra.
|March 14, 2008|
|Is SRK following Aamir's footsteps?|
Shah Rukh was extremely impressed when Aamir took a backseat in his directorial debut, Taare Zameen Par, and gave the brilliant child actor, Darsheel Safary, more screen space. Aamir has done it before in his earlier blockbuster, Rang De Basanti, where South Indian actor Siddharth got equal footage as the star.
|March 13, 2008|
|Abbas-Mustan: Akshay is worth Rs 42 crores|
So will they pay Akshay the same kind of money? "We have a different rapport with Akshay. He will not charge us that much," Abbas replies. Akshay's fee has skyrocketed since last year after he gave four consecutive hits with Namaste London, Heyy Babyy, Bhool Bhoolaiya and Welcome.
|March 12, 2008|
|Aamir takes on Shah Rukh|
Through time, Shah Rukh Khan has become the biggest star in Bollywood while Aamir Khan has always paid attention to meaningful cinema rather than focusing on the box office. So when Aamir was approached by the mobile company, Samsung, to promote their brand, it seemed to be a direct challenge to SRK, who endorses rival company, Nokia.
Jab Saif almost met Rosa
Saif Ali Khan's paradise was almost ruffled when he barely missed running into his former girlfriend, Rosa, at Mumbai's Taj Lands' End. The actor was promoting Chevrolet at a press conference in the hotel, not knowing that Rosa was in the very next room promoting her new television show, 9X's Yeh Hai Jalwa.
Pepsi replaces Priyanka with Deepika
Sources inform Gullu that Pepsi has decided to replace Priyanka with Deepika after seeing her performance in her blockbuster Bollywood debut, Om Shanti Om. And she has been making news since then. Priyanka had struck a deal with Pepsi two years ago, when she was a top actress, and had big projects like Rakesh Roshan's Krrish and Farhan Akhtar's Don in her kitty.
|March 11, 2008|
|Aamir, Kareena to join ICL?|
If sources are to be believed, Zee group's Indian Cricket League (ICL) will rope Aamir in to promote their league. Apparently, the company has decided that it is important to have a brand name like Aamir associated with the month-long Twenty-20 league matches, which started on March 9.
Aamir takes on Amitabh?
Apparently, it's payback time for Amitabh Bachchan, the IIFA brand ambassador.
Sukhvinder Singh's lucky charm is SRK!
Sukhvinder Singh has become a name to be reckoned with after his compositions for the Shah Rukh Khan starrers -- Chak De India and Om Shanti Om -- have become hits.
Black & White is tax-free
Subhash Ghai's low-budget film has been exempted from entertainment tax in Delhi.
Now, Manoj Tiwari to make a historical
Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari will produce and star in a Hindi film on the founder of the Suri dynasty, Sher Shah Suri.
|March 07, 2008|
|Salman denies backing Raj Thackeray|
Salman: Raj Thackeray is a very dear friend and I know him for a very long. But I have not supported his cause. My father (Salim Khan) just said that Raj has the freedom of speech, nothing more.'
Ranbir Kapoor, the Casanova!
The actor is playing a Casanova in the Yash Raj film, Bachna Aye Hasino which also stars Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone and Minisha Lamba.
No Talisman for Amitabh Bachchan
Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film Talisman, Bollywood's answer to The Lord of the Rings, with Amitabh Bachchan has been shelved due to time constraints.
|March 06, 2008|
|First Bollywood acting school to be launched in Britain|
Starting this September, Boman Irani, Tabu, Anupam Kher, and Urmila Matondkar will teach at the first Bollywood acting school in Britain. The school will be based in the Ealing Institute of Media in the west London borough of Ealing.
Don No 1 comes to Mumbai
Nagarjuna, who starred in the original film, will reprise his role in the Hindi version, which is called Don No 1.
Ajay Devgan gets himself a Maruti Swift
Apparently, small cars like the Swift consume lesser petrol, prompting the environmentally conscious actor to change gears.
Rajni to team up with Pasupathy in Kuchelan
After the roaring success of last year's Sivaji: The Boss and the much-hyped Robot waiting to be released later this year, superstar Rajnikanth is all set to star in Kuchelan, in which talented actor Pasupathy will don the lead role.
Patrick Swayze battling cancer
The American dancer, actor, singer and songwriter who also starred with Om Puri, Shabana Azmi and Ayesha Dharker in the 1992 film, City of Joy is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, the Daily Telegraph said.
|March 05, 2008|
|Mumbai's date with international cinema|
Quite a few cinematic gems will be showcased at MAMI this year.
Guarding SRK in Om Shanti Om !
As Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om releases on DVD, complete with a 16-page booklet that gives an insight into the cast and crew of the movie, Steven Baker caught up with one of the stars of the film --Simon Hewitt.
|March 04, 2008|
|SC lifts ban on Jodhaa Akbar |
The Supreme Court on Tuesday has lifted the ban on the screening of Jodhaa Akbar in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.
|March 03, 2008|
For Sujatha, life was all about writing, even as he simultaneously made way for science, technology, electronic voting machines and movie screenplays.
Jodhaa Akbar , now in Tamil and Telugu!
Ashutosh Gowarikar's epic love story will be released in the two languages on March 7 at a grand event specially planned for the occasion in Hyderabad.
Another horror story from RGV
The filmmaker is back with a horror film tentatively called Phoonk, which will be produced by One Thought Entertainment.
Sonia Gandhi biopic still on hold
Filmmaker Jagmohan Mundhra, who had put on hold a biographical movie on Sonia Gandhi after her party slapped a legal notice on him, has said the Congress President told him she was "amused" by the project as she felt such movies were only made about "people who are dead."
|February 27, 2008|
|Hired TV audience go berserk|
Twenty people hired as audience for a television reality show allegedly ransacked the studio and smashed window panes of some cars, including that of actress Pallavi Joshi, when they were asked to leave the premises.
Bollywood item girl arrested
The actor, an item girl of the 1990s, was arrested in a case of alleged abetment of rape and kidnapping.
Billa stars in new flick
Ajith and Nayanthara will be starring in a remake of Farah Khan's Bollywood film, Main Hoon Na.
|February 22, 2008|
|Aditya Chopra files for divorce|
Aditya had moved out of his father's house and has been living in a five star hotel for several months.
Jodhaa Akbar earns Rs 38.53 cr in 4 days
For the first four days of its running, Jodhaa Akbar -- a UTV Motion Picture release -- has collected Rs 38.53 crore from the box office (domestic and international), a close second to last year's Shah Rukh Khan starrer Om Shanti Om -- that grossed about Rs 42 crore for the entire week. And there is three days of collections to be added.
|February 18, 2008|
|Show cause notice to Manyata Dutt|
South Goa district administration on Monday issued show cause notice to Sanjay Dutt's wife Manyata seeking clarification why her residence certificate submitted in connection with her court marriage should not be cancelled.
Aamir in Munnabhai director's next
SRK's walkout from the project turned out to be Aamir's gain.
Paruthiveeran honoured at Berlin festival
Paruthiveeran, by Ameer Sulthan, was honoured with a "special mention" from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) at the 58th Berlin International film festival.
Ash out of Shankar's Robot
The actress reportedly wants to start a family soon, and could not give dates for the film.
|January 31, 2008|
|Kamal Haasan's noble title |
The actor has been named the ambassador of 'Hridhaya Ragam II,' a project launched by World Malayalee Council (WMC) to facilitate free cardio surgeries for 100 downtrodden children this year.
|January 22, 2008|
|Can a $3 million film win Best Picture|
The announcements made in Los Angeles Tuesday morning saw No Country for Old Men getting eight but the big surprise was the same number of nominations for the much acclaimed There Will Be Blood which was expected to pocket three or four noms. Both films were nominated in the best picture categories.
Now, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron , Part Two
The Kundan Shah classic will be remade with some of the original cast.
|January 21, 2008|
|Aamir's Ghajini shooting starts|
The star writes on his blog that he has his plate full.
Writing a letter to a dead woman
Saeed Mirza, best known for his work in films -- he was the writer-director of movies like Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! and Albert Pinto ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai as well as the popular TV serial Nukkad -- has written a novel in the form of a lengthy, thoughtful letter addressed to his mother, who died in 1990.
|January 17, 2008|
|Rajni to take on Mammootty's role in Kuchelan |
Co-produced by Seven Arts and K Balachander's Kavithalaya, the Tamil version will be directed by Rajni's mentor K B P Vasu, who remade Manichitrathazhu in Tamil as Chandramukhi.
|January 02, 2008|
|Shankar signs on Rajnikanth for Robot |
If top industry sources are to be believed, Shankar will work with Rajinikanth in Robot, which was planned to be shot with Shah Rukh Khan in the lead and as producer. But the project apparently did not work out owing to 'creative differences', with Shah Rukh himself confirming the separation.