I’m sorry, Karan, SRK: Priyadarshan

17 02 2010

During a television appearance, filmmaker Priyadarshan called the conflict between the Shiv Sena and Shah Rukh Khan a publicity stunt, but he now says he has been quoted out of context and would like to apologise to the actor as well as director Karan Johar.

Following his comment, Priyadarshan has apparently been put on the ‘block’ list of many important cellphones in Mumbai.

But he says: “I was quoted out of context. I’d never speak like that about Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar. They’ve both been very nice to me. If I’ve hurt either of them I apologize to them publicly, and would like to add that in any conflict between filmmakers and politicians, I’d naturally and inevitably support my own fraternity.”

The Shiv Sena has been targeting Shah Rukh and Karan’s film “My Name Is Khan” after the actor spoke against the exclusion of Pakistani cricketers from the Indian Premier League.

Priyadarshan wanted to call his new film with Ajay Devgn, Bipasha Basu and Akshay Khanna “Ishaq”. But he found out that a film titled “Ishqiya” is already out.

“Vishal Bhardwaj beat me to it!” laughs Priyadarshan. “He took the title ‘Ishqiya’. And once that was out, there was no point in calling my film ‘Ishaq’. So we’ve named it ‘Garam Hawa’ after M.S. Sathyu’s classic.”

Priyadarshan hopes to live up to the title of Sathyu’s film. “I’m not such a bad filmmaker, you know. If I’m the director of ‘De Dana Dan’, I also made ‘Kancheevaram’.”

Katrina signed for ‘Tees Maar Khan’??

24 01 2010
The highly publicized search for a heroine for Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder’s next film, Tees Maar Khan, has come to an end, with Katrina Kaif confirmed as the film’s leading lady.

Reportedly, she will be playing a clueless wannabe item girl, whose character is named after director Farah Khan’s real-life daughter.

Kaif’s casting ends months of rumour and speculation that has seen several other actresses – including Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor – linked to the role.

Regarding the long time it took to cast Katrina, director Farah Khan has said, “Every time I was searching for a new girl, the brief was that she had to be like Katrina. After a point, I wondered why I was looking for someone like Katrina when I could take Katrina herself. She suits the role very much.”

Also cast in Tees Maar Khan are Akshaye Khanna and Akshay Kumar. Given Kaif’s excellent track record of hit films with Kumar (Welcome, Namastey London, Singh is Kinng), it seems that she was an obvious choice as a heroine against Kumar’s leading man. The question is: will they create the same magic together in Tees Maar Khan?

2009 IIFA Award Nominations Announced!!

20 05 2009

It’s that time of year again as the 2009 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards nominations were announced today!  It comes as no surprise that the stars with the biggest hits of 2008, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan, are the leading names going in with their film’s ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ and ‘Ghajini.’ 

The award show itself is celebrating its 10th year and the weekends festivities will be held from May 11th to the 13th in Macau, China.  Check out a full list of this year’s nominees below.

Best Film
A Wednesday
Jodhaa Akbar
Rock On

Best Director
A.R. Murugadoss – Ghajini
Madhur Bhandarkar – Fashion
Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On
Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Male
Aamir Khan – Ghajini
Abhishek Bachchan – Dostana
Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar
Naseeruddin Shah – A Wednesday
Shahrukh Khan – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Female
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Jodhaa Akbar
Asin – Ghajini
Bipasha Basu – Race
Katrina Kaif – Singh is Kinng
Priyanka Chopra – Fashion

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male
Abhishek Bachchan – Sarkar Raj
Arjun Rampal – Rock On
Irrfan Khan – Mumbai Meri Jaan
Sonu Sood – Jodhaa Akbar
Vinay Pathak – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female
Bipasha Basu- Bachna Ae Haseeno
Ila Arun – Jodhaa Akbar
Kiron Kher – Dostana
Shahana Goswami – Rock On
Kangana Ranaut – Fashion

Best Actor in a Comic Role
Abhishek Bachchan – Dostana
Anil Kapoor- Race
Rajpal Yadav – Bhoothnath
Tejpal Singh – Jodhaa Akbar
Shreyas Talpade – Welcome to Sajjanpur
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal Returns

Best Actor in a Negative Role
Akshaye Khanna – Race
Imran Khan – Kidnap
Paresh Rawal – Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
Pradeep Rawat – Ghajini
Vishwas Badola – Jodhaa Akbar

Best Story

Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On
Haidar Ali – Jodhaa Akbar
Madhur Bhandarkar, Ajay Monga, Anuradha Tiwari – Fashion
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday
Shiraz Ahmed – Race

Best Music
A.R.Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar
A.R.Rahman- Ghajini
Pritam – Race
Shankar Ehsaan Loy – Rock On
Vishal Shekhar – Dostana

Best Lyrics
Anvita Dutt Gupta – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Jaideep Sahni – Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Javed Akhtar – Jashn-E-Bahara (Jodhaa Akbar)
Javed Akhtar- Socha Hai (Rock On)
Sameer – Pehli Nazar Mein (Race)

Best Playback Singer – Male
Atif Aslam – Pehli Nazar Mein (Race)
Farhan Akhtar – Socha Hai (Rock On)
Javed Ali – Jashn-E-Baharaa (Jodhaa Akbar)
KK- Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Sukhwinder Singh – Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)

Best Playback Singer – Female

Bela Shinde – Man Mohana (Jodhaa Akbar)
Monali – Zara Zara Touch Me (Race)
Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Ore (Singh is Kinng)
Sunidhi Chauhan – Desi Girl (Dostana)

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Kareena Kapoor in, Katrina Kaif out for ‘Race 2’ !!!!!!

11 02 2009

To tell you the truth, I actually thought that ‘Race’ was a good movie..And  I was hoping that in ‘Race-2’ that Katrina Kaif and Akshay Khanna would magically reappear! But well Katrina Kaif’s out and now Kareena Kapoor is in. I’m not sure I’ll like the new stars but I guess it’s worth a try!!

One of the 2008’s biggest grosser of the year Abbas-Mustan’s Race is again in news. Firstly for its sequel and most importantly for Kareena factor. Katrina who was part of the blockbuster Race is out of the Race sequel. She has been replaced by none other than her biggest rival Kareena Kapoor.

Ramesh Taurani from Tips says, “Yes, we are already working on the script of Race 2. We were thrilled with Race’s success. Theatrically and overseas, it grossed Rs 120 crore and was one of the blockbusters of 2008; that’s why we are planning a sequel to it. Abbas-Mustaan will direct the sequel while Saif and Anil will be retained. We are also going in for new casting with the sequel. Kareena will act in Race 2 opposite Saif. In Race, the story will be different while some of the characters will remain the same.”

Saif remarked, “I am very excited to be part of the Race sequel. I have been offered many sequels but there are only certain films which merit a sequel Race is one of them. We aim to make Race 2 better than the original. It will be slicker, faster, sexier, more thrilling and upgraded in a much bigger way from Race.”

Race 2 will be the third flick in which Saif will be paired opposite Kareena.

Red Hot Chilles 10 Best On-Screen Jodi!

19 11 2008
Preity salmanPreity – Salman
Salman and Preity have worked together in multiple movies, their lastest being Heroes where Salman dresses up as a sardar. They have also featured in Jaaneman, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke and Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega. This Red Hot jodi has definitely made their place in Bollywood with their amazing chemistry and great use of emotions. This pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.10.


kareena shahidKareena – Shahid

Talking in terms of movies, Shahid and Kareena have had their ups and downs in Bollywood. Despite these ups and downs, they have showed the audience what they are capable of through their successful feature, Jab We Met. Apart of Jab We Met, Shahid and Kareena were casted in Chup Chup Ke, 36 China Town and Fida. This pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.9.
 Rani – Abhishek 

 At one point in time with hits like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Bunty aur Babli, this jodi doubtlessly could have been declared as one of the hottest pairs in Bollywood. This pair first worked together in Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai and after, delivered hits after hits. This marvelous jodi will definitely be remembered for their unbelievable chemistry and comfort level on screen. This pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.8.

Amrita – Shahid

What to say about this lovable jodi? Their first hit Ishq Vishk made everyone realize that this couple was going to play big is bollywood. After Ishq Vishk, Amrita and Shahid were casted in the partial animated flim, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi and Vivah. This pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.7.

Deepika – Ranbir

It took just one film for these two to be the heartbeat of many. Deepika and Ranbir starred in the ever successful Bachna Ae Haseeno. They both made their debut on the same day with their respective films. Not to forget their not only a hot off-screen pair but a wonderful on-screen pair as well. This pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.6.

Aishwariya – Hrithik

Their controversial kiss in Dhoom 2 may have made Abhishek uncomfortable but unquestionably, made the audience crazy for them. Aish and Hrithik in short span of only 2 movies have made such a huge fan following. Their coordinate and chemistry in both Jodha Akbar and Dhoom 2 was incredibly phenomenal. This pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.5.

Rani – SRK
Rani and SRK first started their journey with Hey Ram followed by the successful Chalte Chalte and Veer Zaara. This red hot jodi  was last seen in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna in which they gave a worth while performance especially in the song Tumhi Dekho Na. This pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.4.

Katrina – Akshay

Singh is Kinng, Welcome, Namastey London, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye and the upcoming De Dhana Dhan are ventures of the very successful pair Katrina and Akshay. With a question, Akshay and Katrina are currently the hottest pair of Bollywood. Their amazing acting skills and outstanding chemistry enables them to give fantastic films. This pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.3.

Bipasha – John

Is there anything to say about this red hot mirchi jodi? They began their journey with films like Jism and Aitbaar and were last seen in Goal. At the moment, this couple is one of the hottest couples in Bollywood off-screen and on-screen. This ravishing pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.2.

Kajol – Shah Rukh

 Kajol and SRK have shared the screen multiple times and every time they seem to create that magic that makes everyone crazy for them. With movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, who wouldn’t be crazily in love with them? This stunning pair is definitely the Red Hot Chili On-Screen Jodi No.1.

~ I think that these are all great jodi’s but i would have some other top 10’s such as Kareena and Hrithik instead of Preity and Salman or Ranbir and Deepika! And i would order these pairs differently like have Amrita and Shahid at number 5 or something! But anyway i love all of them so they’re all good!

Salman slaps Katrina Again!

17 05 2008

There is another rumour going around that Salman Khan slapped Katrina again on the sets of Subhash Ghai’s movie “Yuvaraj”. This is not the first time we heard Salman slap Katrina, there was once at the coffee shop that it was reported Sallu slaped her. Even though she denied it. What is wrong with Sallu these days? I love Sallu and I really don’t believe these rumours because I know that Katrina would probably dump him. So what is up with these rumours. Well one conclusion to this hungama is Akshay-Katrina being a hot screen match. But again Katrina denies all the slapping rumours and is still happy with Sallu. So all is good, well at least for now.



 Salman: Katrina um, I…. um…. I don’t know the answer…

Katrina: It’s okay… I know 🙂


Jab Kareena aur Bikini Met!

1 05 2008


One main reason people are going to see the new movie Tashan, starring Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna is because of the new sexy slim gal, Kareena Kapoor who has the leading role. She’s now a size zero (0). Hard to believe, na? Well it’s true, it is said that she lived on boiled cabbage, soya milk, and almonds. Say yuck times 5, but the results at the end are always worth it. I’d rather starve myself to death and go slim rather than eat that stuff! But, what the hell if it works for Ms. Kareena! Let’s hope Saif likes his new girl, But don’t get your hopes to high because my man Shahid Kapoor (Kareena’s ex) has a new sexy look also!