Nominations for IIFA 2010..Out!!

8 05 2010

Best Film

Vidu Vinod Chopra- 3 IDIOTS
Boney Kapoor- WANTED
Anurag Kashyap & Ronnie Screwvala – DEV D
Vishal Bharadwaj & Ronnie Screwvala- KAMINEY
Sunil Manchanda & AB Corp-PAA

Best Direction

Rajkumar Hirani- 3 IDIOTS
Anurag Kashyap- DEV D
Ayan Mukerji- WAKE UP SID
Vishal Bharadwaj- KAMINEY
Imtiaz Ali- LOVE AAJ KAL

Performance in a Leading Role – Male

Aamir Khan- 3 IDIOTS
Amitabh Bachchan- PAA
Saif Ali Khan- LOVE AAJ KAL
Salman Khan- WANTED
Shahid Kapoor- KAMINEY
Ranbir Kapoor-WAKE UP SID

Performance in a Leading Role – Female

Kareena Kapoor- 3 IDIOTS
Priyanka Chopra- KAMINEY
Deepika Padukone-LOVE AAJ KAL
Vidya Balan-PAA
Mahie Gill- DEV D

Performance in Supporting Role- Male

Sharman Joshi- 3 IDIOTS
Irrfan- NEW YORK
R. Madhavan- 3 IDIOTS
Abhimanyu Singh- GULAL
Abhishek Bachchan- PAA
Rishi Kapoor- LOVE AAJ KAL

Performance in Supporting Role- Female

Kalki Koechlin- DEV D
Arundhati Naag- PAA
Divya Dutta- DELHI 6
Supriya Pathak- WAKE UP SID
Kirron Kher- KURRBAN

Performance in a Comic Role

Omi Vaidya- 3 IDIOTS
Ajay Devgn- ALL THE BEST
Johny Lever- DE DANA DAN
Sanjay Dutt- ALL THE BEST

Performance in a Negative Role

Boman Irani- 3 IDIOTS
Amol Gupte- KAMINEY
Prakash Raj- WANTED
Kay Kay Menon- GULAL
Arya Babbar- JAIL

Music Direction

Shantanu Moitra- 3 IDIOTS
A.R.Rehman- DELHI 6
Amit Trivedi- DEV D
Vishal Bharadwaj- KAMINEY

Best Story

Abhijat Joshi,Raj Kumar Hirani & Vidu Vinod Chopra- 3 IDIOTS
Ayan Mukherji- WAKE UP SID
Anurag Kashyap & Vikramaditya Motwane- DEV D
Imtiaz Ali- LOVE AAJ KAL
R.Balki- PAA

Best Lyrics

Swanand Kirkire- 3 IDIOTS
Prasoon Joshi- DELHI 6
Irshad Kamil- LOVE AAJ KAL
Amitabh Bhattacharya- DEV D

Playback Singer-Male

Shaan- Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who (3 IDIOTS)
Mohit Chauhan- Masakali (DELHI 6)
Sonu Nigam- All Izz Well (3 IDIOTS)
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan-Aaj Din Chadiya (LOVE AAJ KAL)
Sukhvinder Singh & Vishal Dadlani- Dan Te Nan (KAMINEY)

Playback Singer- Female

Shreya Ghoshal- Zoobi Doobi ( 3 IDIOTS)
Kavita Seth- Ek Tara (WAKE UP SID)
Rekha Bharadwaj- Sasural Genda Phool (DELHI 6)
Sunidhi Chauhan – Chor Baazari (LOVE AAJ KAL)
Shilpa Rao- Moodi Moodi (PAA)
Tulsi Kumar-Hafiz Khuda (8X10 TASVEER)

Shahid ditchs the IIFA Awards also!!

9 06 2009

This year’s IIFA event at Macau seems to have ran into trouble as most of the A grade stars have backed out of the event. Saif-Kareena and Shahid won’t be attending the event while Priyanka and Hrithik will only make an appearance but not perform.

Shahid’s back-out at the last minute surprised us as just few days back the actor had confirmed the news about his performance at IIFA. Even the track on which he would be performing was declared.

Shahid revealed, “I was looking forward to performing at IIFA and showcasing Kaminey, however my commitment to my producer has to be honoured and I regret being unable to attend this year.”

A close friend of Shahid revealed, “The actor was looking forward to his performance at IIFA but the the dates could not be adjusted as 3 of his films (Kaminey, Pathshala & Yashraj Films untitled) are ready for release and there is patchwork shoot remaining for Ken Ghosh’s untitled film. Since the dates of IIFA were clashing with the dates he had committed to a producer, Shahid has had to pull out of IIFA this year.”

One thing is for sure with no Shahid and Hrithik performamce at IIFA, Bollywood fans around the globe will surely miss watching Bollywood’s best dancing heroes and their impeccable dancing…

Kareena chooses Saif over IIFA!!

9 06 2009

Kareena Kapoor decided to go to with Saif on a tour instead of perform at the IIFA awards! She was supposed to do her famous belly-dance that she was learning for months! Rumors why she dropped out of IIFA :

1) She really loves Saif.

2) Shahid-Priyanka are performing. (Pressure can kill 🙂 )

3) Kambakkht Ishq is postponed till July 3rd, 2009 so she doesn’t want to do the track sequence!

Whatever the reason may be, Kareena has made her decision, but she not the only one who opted out!!

No wonder Kareena is giving a miss to a stage performance at IIFA to be with her Saifu in England for the ongoing T20 world cup.

Kareena’s business manager has confirmed the lady’s decision to opt out and said it’s because of contractual problems. The buzz is that Kareena wanted her performance to mark the starting or the end of the function. But the organizers had no such plan. The grand finale performance was already booked for the Bachchans, Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya respectively.

Saif, on the other hand, has tied up with T20 to promote his maiden production venture Love Aaj Kal and he will be in England to do the publicity of his movie. And, unsurprisingly, Bebo decided to accompany him despite the fact that she was getting paid a whopping amount for IIFA performance. Not only was she learning belly dancing under Shiamak Davar , but had also finalized her dress for the performance. She was to dance to her song Marjani from ‘Billu’.

Saif too wanted to use the platform of IIFA to promote ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and had thought of an international press meet but later dropped the idea.

Saif and Kareena are not the only ones who have opted out of IIFA. Shahrukh Khan has been giving his royal snub to IIFA for the last many years. Farah Khan also won’t attend the awards night as she’s choreographing a song for SRK in the US. And now, even Akshay Kumar has decided to miss this year’s IIFA as he’s taking his son on a holiday.

The IIFA weekend will be held from June 11 to 13 in Macau

Vote for your nominees for IIFA 2009 in Macau!!!

4 06 2009

(Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachan promoting IIFA Awards 2009- From Priyanka Fan Base (Love you guys 🙂 )

Go to the IIFA Awards site and vote for your Bollywood favorites and then tune in June 13th, 2009 to see who won, and to see the knockout performances by Shahid-Priyanka, Sonam Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, and many more!!

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Exclusive Interview with Kareena on Shahid,Saif, Priyanka, and much much more!

31 05 2009

She honoured her promise to take time out for a chat at Le Meridien, and in that chat, there were no unanswered questions, no matter how personal the subject. Bebo’s in a happy bubble of her own, it seems.

She doesn’t mind questions on Shahid Kapur, for instance. Do Shahid conversations make her unhappy?

“Not at all!” Bebo smiles serenely. “And that’s because I respect my past. Both Saif and I respect my past. Shahid is a wonderful human being and it’s extremely sad that things couldn’t work out. I don’t think that there’s anything much to say, but the fact is that I’ve been left with some wonderful memories. I’ll cherish them forever,” says Kareena. So she doesn’t think much about rumours linking Shahid to his female co-stars? “Why should they? That’s my past,” she repeats.

Other things have happened in the past – like current beau Saif Ali Khan visiting her, or vice versa, when they’re away from each other. How come he wasn’t with her on this visit to Delhi?

 “This time he’s working. He’s also a producer now and busy with his film Love Aaj Kal with Imtiaz Ali. Besides, he doesn’t need to come everywhere. I mean, we spend enough time together. We take out a lot of time for each other. That’s important,” she says.
Marriage is not, though – important, we mean. She’s called marriage with Saif “just a formality” in the past. Is she going to move in with him? “Not right now. We travel a lot and we’re together pretty often. Besides, work takes up most of our time.” And what about the references to her as chhoti begum? “About chhoti begum I honestly feel it’s something we should save for a little later. Both Saif and I are working right now, and of course, I look forward to a wonderful future with Saif, but nothing is decided. Marriage? Not for two years,” she answers.

And tattoos? Never! “Saif doesn’t like women with tattoos. He feels that a woman is too pristine and pure to mark herself that way. I believe in the same thing. And I think he knows how much I love him ,” says Kareena.

So does the rest of the world, but bindaas Bebo’s on a roll, and seems to have no problems with that either. She says she and Saif have an “added responsibility”, as couples look up to them and their out-in-the-open relationship. “I’ve always been open about my relationships and my work. Saif comes from a very affluent family and a family associated with sports. Sports stands for a lot of integrity and honour. Both of us connect on that level. And I guess we’re trying to fulfil that in public. The audience, fans and the media should know what they should know, and I think we know where to draw the line. So they don’t know where I go on holiday with Saif, but they know that we do go on holidays,” says Kareena.

Another thing everyone knows is that she’s doing the opening act at a soon-to-be-held awards ceremony, but she doesn’t know that Shahid and Priyanka Chopra (her ex’s current purported flame) are doing an act too for their forthcoming Kaminay. “I’ve no idea. I didn’t know that. I really don’t get into what other people do. I’m interested in my work, my stuff, I’m always the last person to ask who, what, where. My monies are met, whatever I want is fulfilled and that is why I’m going to the awards ceremony. There’s no other reason.”

And what’s the reason behind the buzz that things are shakey in her Sudhir Mishra film, Dhruv?
The dates are actually not working out. There’s Stepmom with Kajol and me that I’ve said yes to. Agent Vinod, my film with Saif, was always on priority because I had signed it first. But due to the multiplex issue, Saif is not being able to release Love Aaj Kal on time and so, Agent Vinod can’t be started on time, and hence all my dates get pushed by three months. I’ve told Sudhir that I won’t be able to start the film for the next 9-10 months. If they want to wait for me, they’re welcome to and if not, they can carry on with whoever they like, because Agent Vinod is my priority . Then, maybe some other film together,” she says.

But she hasn’t done a lot of ‘alternative’ cinema post Chameli, has she?
Yes, not apart from Omkara. But all my films this year are performance-oriented. There’s the tentatively titled Qurbaan with Saif, one of the finest roles I’ve been offered after Jab We Met. Then there’s 3 Idiots with Raju and Aamir, Kambakkht Ishq – the totally commercial film with me doing a wonderful fun role. Then there’s Agent Vinod, with an extremely thrilling role for a girl. And there’s also KJo’s Stepmom, where I essay Julia Roberts’ role. Main Aur Mrs Khanna is complete too. Everything in these films is designed to make my role special, otherwise I wouldn’t be a part of them,” she says.

Was it special working with Hollywood biggies in Kambakkht Ishq too? 
Sylvester Stallone and Denise Richards are great people. Kambakkht Ishq is a fun film. You can’t go in expecting to see the greatest film. It’s going to be a potboiler. Go with a big bag of popcorn and enjoy the locations and costumes,” she says. But while on Hollywood, did she refuse Chimera with Billy Zane? “Yes, I was offered a film with Billy Zane or someone in it. But you know what? I’m not ready for that. My hands are full with interesting films here, where my role is a central one. I’m happy doing the kind of work I’m doing here right now. Hollywood is not for me just now. People may be vying to go there, I’m not. I want to be the best here. I’m working towards that. I work 18 hours a day for my endorsements, performance and films, because all this is really important to me,” says Kareena.

In-laws are important too – how was her family time with Saif’s mum, Sharmila Tagore? Before going to the Cannes film fest, Sharmila had said that she was looking forward to spending some time with Kareena and Saif, who were going to be holidaying in Italy then.

 “That didn’t happen. She was in London and Saif and I were in Italy. We weren’t able to meet,” says Kareena. But Sharmila was definitely planning some family time? Adds Kareena, “Yeah, but we didn’t go to London. Our dates didn’t match.”No that it bothers Bebo.

IIFA June 13th 2009 to Rock with stars on stage!!

31 05 2009

This year IIFA will be packed with stars! But unlike other IIFA events throughout the years this one will have many actors/actresses performing and rocking the show. Shahid and Priyanka will set the stages on fire promoting ‘Kaminey’ , Kareena (Bebo) will shake it out performing a belly dance, and Sonam will make her first on-stage apperance. Other than that Ashwariya will be shaking a leg also, and more people are being added on! The only bad thing is we won’t see Imran and Ranbir hosting 😦

This year’s IIFA ceremony is certainly going to be a phenomenal show if the hosts and lists of performers is to go by. Not only will it be hosted by the funny team of Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta and Boman Irani there are some special treats in store for the audience.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is scheduled to take the stage and do one of the things she does best dance. Kareena Kapoor, who was recently voted one of the best stage performers, will apparently perform a belly dance number plus Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor will be there to promote Kaminey. Sonam Kapoor will take the stage for the first time at IIFA. To take the show up another notch the brilliant troupe Cirque de Soleil will also be part of the evenings program. It was reported that renowned choreographer and dancer Prabhu Deva would be joining Salman Khan on stage but sadly Khan had to pull out.

This is the 10th year for IIFA and ambassador Amitabh Bachchan says there are even more surprises in store at the June 13th event so we should wait and watch!