Red Carpet interviews from the 23rd Annual Mr. & Miss India America Pageant and The Elite Awards 2015

Entertainment News with Bollywood actress Riya Ray

Sanna Khan Interviews Singer/Songwriter Moses Stone

For more on Moses Stone check out: www.iammosesstone.com

The Teen Project’s First Annual Gala Fundraiser for FREEHAB

Terminator going to Chennai for ‘Ai’ Opening Experience

The film that has everyone in Bollywood hyped up is now attracting Hollywood as well. Venu Ravinchandran’s film ‘Ai’ has pulled in Hollywood/Hong Kong stunt master Yuen Woo-ping, the stunt guy for critically acclaimed films such as ‘Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon‘ and ‘The Matrix‘. 

We hear Arnold Schwarzenegger is also flying out to India for the film’s audio launch in Chennai. The Hollywood icon is quoted as saying “I want to congratulate a great director Mr Shankar for making such a spectacular film, ‘Ai’ with great visual effects so I will be in Chennai to celebrate the grand audio launch of the movie. I am sure the event will be fantastic and I look forward to attending it,” in a short clip he shared with fans on YouTube. We hear the movie was originally shot in Telagu, and is now being dubbed in Hindi. It was originally called ‘Manoharudu’.

The film, which was said to be shot mostly in China over a period of 2 years and 8 months, is directed by S. Shankar and stars Tamil actor, Vikram and British actress Amy Jackson, while also featuring music by the one and only A.R Rahman. Other talent included in the film are Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel and Santhanam, to name a few. The film is said to be an “action thriller” with an hint of romance, of course. It also has a reported $30 million budget and is said to heavily feature special effects and extended action sequences. Let’s see if Bollywood can impress Hollywood as much as it has the Terminator! The film is set to be released around the Diwali festival. 

Bipasha Basu and Josh Hartnett Star in Hollywood film ‘The Lovers’

Bispasha Basu is paired up with Josh Hartnett in this forbidden love story about a young British captain who embarks on a dangerous journey and falls in love with a beautiful Maratha warrior named Tulaja Naik. Directed by Roland Joffe, the film was originally titled ‘Singularity’ but was later renamed ‘The Lovers’ for the release of its trailer back in May 2014.

Check out the trailer! What do you think?

 

Bollywood Legend’s Son Trying his Hand at Hollywood Producing!

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Uday Chopra, son of legendary Bollywood director Yash Chopra, has begun producing a string of Hollywood movies with big-name talent involved. Uday has opened a branch of his father’s Yash Raj Films right here in Los Angeles and has wasted no time in lining up heavy-hitter Hollywood actors for his films.

Beginning with Nicole Kidman (with whom Uday appeared beside at this year’s Cannes Film Festival) starring in the Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco”, continuing with the upcoming Jason Bateman romantic comedy “The Longest Week”, and perhaps culminating in the project “The Seducing of Ingrid Bergman” Uday has an ambitious slate lined up for release. Perhaps the Hollywood ingenue has a thing for classic Hollywood blondes as the Ingrid Bergman script coupled with the Grace Kelly biopic point out an interesting affinity for icy blondes, but he’s set out to make his mark in a town where shattered dreams are almost as plentiful as stars on the Walk of Fame.

Uday pointed out that “People in the West think ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a Bollywood film and they have that one image of India — dirty and crazy…” but he notes that he’s here to make Hollywood films on a Bollywood budget while changing America’s perception of India. After overcoming the notion that he was just another rich Indian tycoon who had come along to “throw money at them and they can go ahead and make their movie” or “they think you are this Indian guy coming to Hollywood to throw big parties, make some statements and then never return”, Uday has accomplished something many Hollywood hopefuls never do by actually making movies.

It seems that while his brother Aditya Chopra has followed in his father’s footsteps by directing in Bollywood, Uday has decided to stay out of the director’s chair and focus on feature film development stateside. Uday summed up his aim as this; “I wanted to do something challenging and be a part of filmmaking because that is all I know“.

In a town that seems pretty white-washed both on the big screen and in the board room at times, we hope that Uday finds a niche and continues bringing the worlds of Hollywood and Bollywood closer together.

 

Did a Bollywood Actress Cause the Banderas/Griffith Split???

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Did a Bollywood actress, who is known for stirring up controversy in B-town, take her drama to Hollywood?

Mallika Sherawat is the target of a scandalous rumor that may have rocked the foundation of one of Hollywood’s longest running power couples. It seems the diva is being accused of having extramarital relations with actor Antonio Banderas and some are saying she’s the reason for his split with actress Melanie Griffith earlier this month. The Hollywood couple had been together for a good 18 years when rumors started flying after Mallika was seen dancing with Banderas in a recorded video taken a couple of years ago in Cannes. Was this merely an innocent twirl between friends or did this signal the beginning of an illicit relationship that has carried on for years?

Mallika tells E! news that she has nothing to do with the couple’s break up and that Antonio was simply an “acquaintance” to her. “Antonio Banderas is a wonderful man, a great dancer and an acquaintance of mine. I did not go on any vacation with him, and I’m sorry he’s going through a divorce.”

Either way, you know what they say, there’s no such thing as bad publicity! ;)

A Global Art Project: Peace in 10,000 Hands

Started by New Zealand artist Stuart Robertson, ‘Peace in 10,000 hands’ is described as a global art project which captures peace in an artistic form while making an impact throughout the world.

“A single white rose held in the hands of 10,000 people from every country and every walk of life. It is a concept that speaks profoundly to our similarities in the human condition and explores the essence of peace.”

 

For more information, visit: www.peacein10000hands.com

 

 

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King Khan Richer Than Tom Cruise!!!

 

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In some surprising news, Bollywood’s biggest star topped anything Hollywood has to offer as the latest figures show that Shah Rukh Khan earned $48 million dollars last year alone on his way to a personal net worth estimated at $600 million. SRK earned this mostly from endorsement deals as King Khan earned $5 million for last year’s hit ‘Chennai Express’. 

Tom Cruise, in comparison, comes in at an almost paltry by comparison $400 million. As for others on the list hailing from Bollywood, Salman Khan is second with an estimated $200 million and Amir Khan is not far behind with $180 million.
 
Bollywood finds itself in good company in the global wealth race as Shah Rukh Khan is topped only by comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s $820 million fortune and tied by Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor’s $600 million fortune. 
 
Others on the list include Mel Gibson at $425 million, Jack Nicholson at $400 million, Johnny Depp at $350 million, Keanu Reeves at $350 million, and Tom Hanks at $350 million.
 
How does King Khan feel about being more than halfway to a billion dollars in a country where 11.8% of the population falls below the international poverty level of $1.25 of income daily? Shah Rukh says he overcame humble beginnings to become the financial behemoth he is today and was accused of borrowing from author J.K. Rowling when he told an audience “Let me tell you, poverty is not an ennobling experience at all. Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes, depression. I’ve seen my parents go through it many times — it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships.”
 
Well, we’re sure Shah Rukh has made sure that neither he nor his family will ever experience those hardships again with 600 million reasons why! Hooray for Bollywood?!?