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
Dostana
Ghajini
Jodhaa Akbar
Race
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)

Think any one/thing is left out click on the title and post your comment below!!





53rd Filmfare Award Nominees|Winners|

28 02 2009

54th Annual Filmfare Award Nominees

Best Film
DOSTANA
GHAJINI
JAANE TU…YA JAANE NA
JODHA AKBAR
RAB NE BANA DI JODI
ROCK ON!!

Best Director
A.R. Murugadoss – Gajini
Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On!!
Aditya Chopra – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Anees Bazmee – Singh Is Kinng
Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
Madhur Bhandarkar – Fashion
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Aamir Khan – Ghajini
Akshay Kumar – Singh Is Kinng
Amitabh Bachchan – The Last Lear
Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar
Shah Rukh Khan – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Aishwarya Rai – Jodhaa Akbar
Anushka Sharma – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Asin Thottumkal – Ghajini
Kajol – U Me aur Hum
Priyanka Chopra – Fashion

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Abhishek Bachchan – Sarkar Raj
Arjun Rampal – Rock On!!
Prateik Babbar – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
Sonu Sood – Jodhaa Akbar
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal Returns
Vinay Pathak – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Bipasha Basu – Bachna Ae Haseeno
Kangna Ranaut – Fashion
Kirron Kher – Dostana
Ratna Pathak Shah – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
Shahana Goswami – Rock On!!

Best Music
A R Rahman – Ghajini
A R Rahman – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
A R Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar
Pritam Chakroborty – Race
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Rock on!!
Vishal-Shekhar – Dostana

Best Lyrics
Abbas Tyrewala – Kabhi Kabhi Aditi, Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane
Gulzar – Tu Meri Dost Hai, Yuvvraaj
Jaideep Sahni – Haule Haule, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Javed Akhtar – Jashn-E-Bahara, Jodhaa Akbar
Javed Akhtar – Socha Hai, Rock On!!
Prasoon Joshi – Guzarish, Ghajini

Best Playback Singer (Male)
Farhan Akhtar – Socha Hai, Rock On!!
KK – Khuda Jaane, Bachna Ae Haseeno
KK – Zara Si Dil Mein, Jannat
Rashid Ali – Kabhi Kabhi Aditi, Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
Sonu Niigaam – Inn Lamhon Ke, Jodhaa Akbar
Sukhwinder Singh – Haule Haule, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Alka Yagnik – Tu Muskura, Yuvvraaj
Neha Bhasin – Kuch Khaas Hai, Fashion
Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane, Bachna Ae Haseeno
Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Ore, Singh Is Kinng
Shruti Pathak – Mar Jaawan, Fashion
Sunidhi Chauhan – Dance Pe Chance, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi





Priyanka making Fashion History!!!!

26 02 2009

Priyanka is making it big after her huge hit releases of Dostana and Fashion. Priyanka is being invited to make a foot last at one of the hugest fashion museums! Usually where huge Hollywood Actresses were represented, looks like Bollywood taking over Hollywood!! Go Priyanka now that’s a true Desi Girl!!!!! 🙂

Now our sexy desi girl is going to take those lovely legs of hers to Florence where, putting her best foot forward literally, she will make fashion history at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum.

What Priyanka’s been invited to do in March is create a foot last (an impression made of wood or metal) at the renowned museum that will be exhibited alongside those of Hollywood Stars Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Madonna and Drew Barrymore.

The classy and chic actress will then be presented with a pair of shoes especially crafted and customised for her. “I am really excited,” Priyanka told BT about having her foot go down in the history of world fashion. She will be a guest of the Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo’s family whose museum is also called the Mecca of Shoe Fashion.
-timesofindia





A Funny Interview with Priyanka Chopra!!

17 02 2009

Some sad news Priyanka says that she is single…well kind of… but at least Shahid’s single ( Amrita Rao) !! Anyway I hope her and Harman are still fating and that they just don’t want the world to know?? Here’s a funny interview with Priyanka Chopra with some serious questions.

‘Desi Girl’ Priyanka Chopra is all smiling now with her hands full of awards and films. She speaks to our correspondent on luck, Harman and her friendship with Shahid Kapoor.

You had 4 flops last year (LOVE STORY 2050, GOD TUSSI GREAT HO, CHAMKU, DRONA). Still you began 2009 with winning an award for FASHION. Shall we call it luck or confidence?
Both. I am on cloud 9 to have begun the year winning the Star Screen Awards Best Actress for FASHION. In fact, I have become greedy after this award. Now I would like to win all the awards of this season.

“On a personal note, flops do affect me.”

But surely the flops did affect your career?

Do you believe in size-zero?
I already have a great figure…at least that’s what I am told by everyone. So, I don’t need to starve and get a size zero. I am a complete foodie and would like to remain like that.

Are you still dating Harman Baweja?
O My God! Over the phone you said I would only be asked questions on films. I won’t answer any personal questions.

Then this will be the most boring interview of your life and only you once


“Harman is, was and will remain a good friend.”

said on television that actors don’t have a private life.
(Pauses) You are very adamant. Ok, go on.

Are you and Harman still together?
Harman is, was and will remain a good friend. He has just started his career and I have a lot to do with mine. So I will be grateful to people if they talk about our films and less about our personal life.

While Saif-Kareena, Ranbir-Deepika and Kangna-Adhyayan are so vocal about their relationships, why do you want to maintain secrecy about your relationship?
I don’t know why and what others are doing. As for my case, I find it foolish to announce something to the world unless I am sure about it.

The latest buzz of B-town is you are dating Shahid Kapoor. True?
I thought the media has already linked Shahid with Vidya Balan and Sania Mirza! (laughs) Shahid is a my co-star in Vishal Bharadwaj’s KAMEENAY. This is the first time we are working together and have a blast on the sets. We share the same mentality and enjoy each other’s company. That’s all for now and I will personally inform you if we start an affair or get married or have kids…or (laughs and hints the interview is over).


All those who are in show business know hits and flops are part of our profession. So career-wise, as long as your looks and acting are impressive, you are not affected for the simple reason that only you are not the fate of the film. But on a personal note, flops do affect me. It would be nice if all my releases so far would have been hits.

Are you enjoying the ‘Desi Girl’ tag?
Immensely. The song is a tribute to all Indian girls across the world and I represented them in DOSTANA. I was excited about the song since Karan (Johar) told me about it and was sure that it will be a box office scorer.

How does it feel to see Kareena Kapoor dancing to your tunes, I mean, the ‘Desi Girl’ song in a Kurkure advertisement?
Did she? I didn’t know about it. Where is the time to watch television yaar!

You didn’t answer my question?
How can I comment on something I have not seen.

OK. Let me twist the question. How will you feel to see Kareena dancing to one of your songs?
Very clever…I will say something and you will write ‘…this proves Priyanka and Kareena are enemies’.

Are you, really?
No…no …never. Kareena and I work in the same industry and we are colleagues, if not best friends. She can dance on all my songs and I will clap for her louder than all present. And I too won’t mind dancing to her numbers.





Top 5 Bollywood New-Newcomers of 2008!

31 12 2008

                          

Well this year was full of  hits, flops, and fights…. But who are the people we will see next year. Here is a list of the New-Newcomers … why do i say that ? Well because these people really came in 2008 … and many people think the newcomers are Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor , Genelia D’Souza, Deepika Padukone…. but all these people are really from 2007 because that’s when their movies realeased. And by the way Genalia D’Souza goes way back , she stared in a Bollywood movie in 2001 or so. With 2008 rapidly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect back on the year that was 2008. With ramp walking divas, hot beach bods, and slimmed down stars, this year has definitely been an eventful one! With that in mind I’ll be bringing you the hottest recaps of the year with my top 5 picks for everything from hottest leading man and best newcomers to hottest hook up! This time around I’m counting down my picks for the hottest newcomers of the year!

             Bollywood New Comers

5. Harman Baweja : Although his much talked about, highly anticipated film ‘ Love Story 2050’ was the biggest disaster of 2008, Harman still has a promising future ahead of him. His performance opposite real-life girlfriend Priyanka Chopra was decent, but his dancing skills and good looks were his saving grace. It remains to be seen what direction his career will take in 2009.

4.  Prachi Desai : Prachi made the shift from ‘Kasamh Se’ on the small screen to ‘Rock On!!’ on the big screen.  Her performance as a housewife who wants to ignite passion in her marriage and with her husband won over critics and audiences alike. Seems like her decision to leave ‘Kasamh Se’ was a good one as she’s signed on to do more films in 2009.

3. Mugdha Godse: Despite acting opposite powerhouse performances by Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha held her own in ‘Fashion.’ The tall, dusky beauty gave a fine performance as mediocre model, Janet, who marries her gay friend in order to make his mother happy. If Mugdha can expand her career and range she may have the chops to make a big splash in Bollywood.  Seems like Mugdha has a promising career ahead of her.

2.  Anushka Sharma: This 21 year old beauty landed every aspiring Bollywood actress’ dream debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in the Yash Raj produced film, ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.’ While she may not be a stunning beauty, like Aishwarya Rai, Anushka won over audiences with her solid performance as a girl who lost her love only to regain it again. It’s not east to hold your own in emotional scenes with the King Khan, but Anushka did a fine job. It should be interesting to see where her career goes as she is signed on to do two more films for Yash Raj.

1.  Imran Khan: The fresh faced cutie made his debut in his mama’s film ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ and won over audiences, including tons of girls, with his believable performance as the guy next door who falls in love with his best friend. Then Imran did a 180-degree turn with his next film, ‘Kidnap,’ playing a buffed up, manipulative kidnapper. Although the film didn’t do well at the box office, people applauded his performance and Imran became the most promising newcomer to hit the scene this year.

There you have it, my top 5 Debuts in Bollywood in 2008. Agree, disagree? I want to know your thoughts! Drop me some comments on who you think should’ve made the list, or who should have been on top in your eyes.





Shahid & Priyanka kiss for Kaminey!

19 12 2008

                                                            

These days Priyanka Chopra’s career graph is going ahead. She has given ‘Fashion’ and ‘Dostana’ as successful films to Bollywood.  She is teaming up with Shahid Kapoor in this film called ‘Kaminey’.

The movie ‘Kaminey’ is directed by Vishal Bharadwaj and is all set to schedule for a release in March next year. The film has just completed a schedule in Mumbai. In the film, Priyanka Chopra is playing the role of a middlecalss Marathi girl while Shahid Kapoor is playing the role of a gambler.

Shahid Kapoor’s get up in the film is quite interesting as he has long hair. The look was quite secret and Shahid did steer clear of cameras so that he could keep his look under wraps for a while. While shooting for this film, both actors also live in the same building in the suburbs.

It is said that Priyanka Chopra seems to be flying high these days. She is also believed to have been roped in by Yash Raj Films to do their next film, which will be directed by Jugal Hansraj and Uday Chopra will play the lead role in the film

~Well hopefully it is just for the movie…even though I love Priyanka… i swear i will hate her if she starts getting too close to my Shahid Kapoor because he’s only Amrita Rao’s 🙂 Wish both of them good luck for their movie Kaminey!





Priyanka to dance for Harman’s ‘Victory’?

4 12 2008

The actress will reportedly add some zing to beau Harman Baweja’s movie Victory , which is a sports-based film.

The buzz in the industry is that Priyanka Chopra , normally averse to doing item numbers, is making an exception for her boyfriend. She is reportedly set to do an item for Harman Baweja ’s second film ‘Victory’ which was set to release by the yearend but has been postponed.

According to reports, the film is finding few takers in the market because the buyers are unsure how Harman, after his superflop debut film Love Story 2050 , will be accepted by the audiences.

Another theory is that the film is based on a very thanda subject. It has Harman playing a struggling cricketer. Harman is starring opposite gorgeous Amrita Rao.

So to add some pep to the project, the producers decided to include an item number. Since Harman is very close to Priyanka, it is believed he requested her to make the special appearance in ‘Victory’ and she has reportedly agreed.

Now, the film will release only after the song on Priyanka is shot.

Meanwhile, Priyanka is feeling exuberant after the good run of her previous two releases – Fashion and Dostana . She is presently shooting for Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminay and will soon shoot for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s What’s Your Raashi with Harman.