Photo of the Day: Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan and Zayn Malik take a Selfie!

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photo:twitter

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and the former member of One DirectionZayn Malik’s selfie has gone viral thanks to over 150,000 fans who retweeted and favorited the pic on twitter. The two stars attended the Asian Awards on April 17th, where Shah Rukh tweeted this pic adding “This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards.”

Awww…..brotherly love!

Deepika Padukone in Hot Water Over Controversial Campaign

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Here’s the beautiful Deepika Padukone at the launch of her controversial short film called My Choice. The campaign was started by Vogue India to help promote women’s equality. However, the diva recently received some harsh reviews from her fellow Bollywood stars, among others who feel the film doesn’t encourage female empowerment but contradicts it instead.

Check out the video and feel free to leave comments below!

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?!?

Priyanka Chopra Releases her Music Video to “I Can’t Make You Love Me”

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Priyanka does it again and this time, she’s all heartbroken! That’s right, Ms. Chopra recently released her third single “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” followed by her music video shortly after.

The song is a heart gushing remake of Bonnie Raitt‘s classic “I can’t make you love me” and it seems to be a hit with her audience. Within the video, Priyanka and her man are shown kanoodling one another, until things hit the fan and all goes sour.

The video premiered in New York on April 28th, check it out:

Photo of the week: Sanna Khan in a Hollywood-Bollywood themed photoshoot

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photo:DayneFarley

I had the honor of posing in this beautiful golden, long sequin gown by BARACCI.  Much thanks to the talented Dayne Farley for making me look and feel simply gorgeous.

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photo:DayneFarley

 

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photo:DayneFarley

Here I am in a blue and silver georgette sari, doing it “Bollywood style” ;)

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photo:DayneFarley

 

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photo:DayneFarley

photo:DayneFarley

photo:DayneFarley

Feeling like a million bucks in this sexy, green and gold BARACCI cocktail dress!

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photo:DayneFarley

Bollywood Stars are Selling Chinese Smartphones

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Today’s Bollywood stars are making international waves like never before and they’re doing it with style,”Bollywood style” that is.

Oppo, a Chinese brand has launched their latest 13 mega-pixel smartphone called the N1, in India. They plan on dominating the fast growing smartphone industry and expanding their brand in the country, by bringing some of Bollywood’s biggest stars on board for their latest campaign. Just recently, Oppo featured super stars Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor in their latest TV ad. The two are seen canoodling one another, much like in a Bollywood movie.

This isn’t the first time China has used star power to promote their brand. Leonardo DiCaprio was also seen in a Oppo smartphone TV commercial in the past. Oppo, being fairly new in the market, first began manufacturing Mp3 and Blu-Ray players in 2005. It released its first smartphone in China, back in 2011. They are now hitting up foreign markets like India, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Oppo India’s chief executive, Tom Lu, had this to say, “We see lots of growth opportunities in India. The country is the world’s third largest smartphone market but its smartphone penetration rate is only around 30%, much lower than the U.S and China.” Oppo plans on hitting up 12 cities in India in the next few months.

The brand is sure the ultra sleek phone will have a mass appeal, especially to the youth in India. What better way to grab their attention than with their favorite stars, right?

Check out the TV ad below and feel free to comment.

Mallika Sherawat Accepts Invitation to Speak at Oxford University

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Controversy queen Mallika Sherawat has been invited to the prestigious Oxford University in the UK for a debate on Gender oppression.

The Bollywood diva, who openly expressed her opinion on the treatment of women in India, was accused of depicting India in a negative way. Mallika’s heated argument with a journalist went viral last year and left the actress open to the scrutiny of many. This obviously isn’t going to stop her from speaking her mind and we’re not the only ones who feel she would be a good pick for the debate. A team member, who is part of managing the event, had this to say: “We feel that as a figure who recently was very outspoken about the image of women and women’s rights in a country like India, she would lend an interesting angle to the debate.”

Mallika has confirmed that she’s accepted the invitation and commented,“Yes, I have accepted the invitation. The date is set on Feb 27th. A lot of preparation is required.” Elated over such an opportunity, she further stated, “Its a great honor. I come from a small town so it means a lot to be invited to speak at such a historic venue. I can use the platform to highlight issues like drop in the conviction rate in rape cases across the country.”

Check out this video where Mallika gets into a heated argument with a journalist on the sensitive topic.

Sanjay Gupta Approached to Co-Produce Hollywood Movie

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photo: topnews.com

Hollywood has approached the busy director with a remake project for a popular foreign film. Gupta who was already working on movies, ‘Mumbai Saga‘ and ‘Khotey Sikkey‘ has to now make time for a third project.

“I am contractually bound to not reveal the details.” “All I can tell you is that it is a thriller like many of my previous films. But while the others were male-centric, this one has a woman protagonist and two important male characters. These guys approached me after seeing my body of work,” says Sanjay.

When asked who he will cast for the films, Sanjay says he may approach Bollywood actors John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan for the job. Maybe even Shahid Kapoor? He isn’t too sure about who he will cast for the female role but we’re sure the co-producer will reveal more as they move closer to production.

It’ll be a star but not the ones you are expecting. I’ll spring a big surprise,” said the 44-year-old. “I’ll finish it in one 35-60 day schedule. The city is important, we can easily film it in Mumbai. In fact, after struggling with the Mumbai of the 80s and 90s in ‘Mumbai Saga’, I would be happy to shoot the city as it is today,” he continued.

It is a universal theme with a taut screenplay that can be easily adapted to the Indian scenario. It won’t take me long to write it. I just need to work on the dialogue. It’s such a thrill to be finally doing a woman centric subject in Hollywood. Wow!

We agree with Mr. Gupta! Bollywood could use a little refresh ;)

Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra will Tour the USA to Spread IIFA Buzz

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Just recently it was announced that Priyanka Chopra will be co-hosting the 59th Filmfare awards with actor Ranbir Kapoor on January 24. Well, it seems the former Miss World beauty is keeping busy in the new year because her and actor Anil Kapoor will be doing a 3-day tour in the US with IIFA (International Indian Film Festival) as well.

The duo will be hitting up New York, Los Angeles and of course Tampa, Florida. Their intentions are to spread the news of the upcoming award show, which will make it’s first time appearance in the US beginning April 24. Both Priyanka and Anil are recognized for their international success. Priyanka with her budding music career and Mr. Kapoor with his hit TV show 24 and Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, the two artists are making waves on a global level.

We are very excited to bring IIFA to Tampa Bay. With the support of representatives of Visit Tampa, we have been able to conceptualize and actualize an incredible event. There will be music, dance and a whole lot of spice. We’re looking forward to giving our fans and new audiences the experience of a lifetime,” said Priyanka.

Both are delighted to be a part of the big debut and can’t wait for the world to witness Indian culture and cinema like never before…Bollywood style ;)

Virgin Produced Joints Venture for ‘Virgin Produced India’

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Virgin Produced has teamed up with Capital Venture Fund and Tantrik Group to launch Virgin Produced India, which will create content for the growing Hindi speaking audience in the country. Virgin Produced India will do this by distributing and providing the Hindi speaking population with Hollywood remakes with Hindi content along with Bollywood films.

Based out of Mumbai, Virgin Produced India and Tantrik Group founder Jasbinger Mann, will play the managing role for Virgin Produced India. The CEO and founder of Virgin Produced is excited about their new global venture and had this to say, “We know how to reach a younger demographic,” said Jason Felts, founder & CEO of Virgin Produced. “And we are going to take our unique and successful business model and expand it in Bollywood and throughout India.”

Virgin Produced is responsible for films like Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro and Machine Gun Preacher with Gerard Butler, to name a couple. Virgins Produced India’s goal is to cater to the growing demands of today’s younger generation in India who love Hollywood movies but do not speak English.

It’s partner, Tantrik Group, is a LA based media and entertainment management firm. Cinema Capital Venture Fund being the largest movie funding source in India, is confident Virgin Produced India will be a success.“With our experience and extensive network in Indian entertainment and media businesses, and Virgin’s knowledge of creative content, we can make Virgin Produced India a huge success,” said Cinema Capital India’s managing director Samir Gupta.

Go Virgin!