Deepika Padukone in Hot Water Over Controversial Campaign

photo:moviegalleri.net

photo:moviegalleri.net

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!

Photo of the Day: When Bollywood Meets Hollywood – Hrithik and Paris!

photo:filmibeat.com

photo:filmibeat.com

Now that Hrithik Roshan is unattached, he’s not wasting any time chatting it up with the ladies. Here he is photographed with Paris Hilton at a hot spot in Dubai. The heiress was all smiles as she posed for the cameras with the Bollywood superstar. She’s quoted as saying “Hrithik’s a gentleman, very sweet and charming, and we hung out all night. I have heard so much about Bollywood and Hrithik represented India in the most elegant and romantic way! I can’t wait to go back to India.”  

Interesting. We wonder if Hrithik ended the night with a “bang bang” ;)

King Khan Richer Than Tom Cruise!!!

 

photo:mid-day.com

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?!?

Opening Night of The 2014 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

World SannaKhan had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Indian film festival of Los Angeles, from April 8-13. We are pleased to bring to you red carpet interviews from some of the fabulous attendees this year!

Check out Part 1 of  the opening night on April 8, 2014:

 

Stay tuned for more interviews from IFFLA 2014….

Photo of the week: Aishwariya Rai Bachchan Stuns at Kalyan Jewellers Inauguration

photo:hindustantimes.com

photo:hindustantimes.com

I couldn’t help but post these gorgeous photos taken of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the inauguration of Kalyan Jewellers in Delhi. The diva dazzled in an elegant black and gold traditional Anarkali dress.

Oh and let’s not forget that hair!

photo:businessofcinema.com

photo:businessofcinema.com

VisitBritain Launched a “Bollywood in Britain” app to help Indian Tourists

photo:darpanmagazine.com

photo:darpanmagazine.com

Just recently, VisitBritain, a national tourism agency launched an app which enables users to experience Britain, Bollywood style. They intend on helping Indian tourist by offering them a simple to use app for their mobile devices, which will not only help guide them through Britain, but will also provide them with Bollywood entertainment along the way!

Actresses such as, Kangana Ranaut, Tara Sharma and actor Abhay Deol are already on board. VisitBritian is calling it the “Bollywood in Britian” (BiB) app. They plan on helping tourist find their way around the country by offering features such as a travel guide map, destination search, flip tour (which shares celebrity stories and destination recommendations,) while throwing out some fun B-town trivia related to specific destinations.

The app will also help you track Bollywood celebrities favorite spots to visit in Britain. Very cool!

The Bollywood in Britain (BiB) app is available on Google Play Store.

Bollywood’s Sonakshi Sinha will lend her voice to Hollywood

photo:oneindia.in

photo:oneindia.in

That’s right! Bollywood’s Sonakshi Sinha will be lending her voice to the Hollywood flick, Rio 2. The English version of the film will be released on April 11th and we hear Imran Khan will also be joining the actress for the project.

Fox’s Rio 2 in 3D, is said to be dubbed in multiple languages. Although Bollywood has lent their voices to Hollywood in the past, this will be on a much greater scale, according to reports. The movie will feature the return of Blu, Jewel and their three kids, who leave their boring life searching for adventure in the Amazon rainforest.
photo:indianexpress.com

photo:indianexpress.com

The beautiful actress is thrilled and had this to say, “I enjoyed dubbing for Rio 2 because its such a fun film, and I felt like Imran and myself were perfect for the characters of Blu and Jewel! There’s a scene where Jewel is dancing and singing so they made me sing a few lines as well! It was such a new experience, I would have even loved to sing more, but unfortunately I am only a bathroom singer.
Other information has not been released but we’re eagerly anticipating the release!

Beyond Bollywood: A special tribute to Indian Americans

The Smithsonian will be giving a special tribute to Indian Americans by displaying a “Beyond Bollywood” exhibit this weekend.

This eye-opening exhibit will put the spotlight on Indian Americans and their many contributions within the United States, from the early 1900s to present day. The main purpose of this exhibit is to dispel the stereotypes which society has developed over time about Indian Americans. They plan on achieving this by showcasing the lives of the early Indian immigrants and their part in helping to shape the US. The exhibit will showcase artifacts, music, photographs and much more. It will be presented by the Asian Pacific American Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC, on February 27th.

The title “Beyond Bollywood” was chosen to capture the attention of people who want to learn about the 3 million Indian Americans, who reside in the US today. The focus will be set on Indian heritage and the numerous accomplishments which Indian Americans have made throughout the years, that go beyond entertainment.

“Beyond Bollywood” is the first major national exhibition to focus on Indians in America. Despite the fact that Indians have been here since 1790 and now number more than 3 million, we’ve been largely left out of this country’s history. Beyond Bollywood marks a significant step toward not only documenting the history of Indians in America but also imprinting this history onto the collective conscience of this country.” said Curator Dr. Masum Momaya.

Very cool! The exhibit is said to be up for the remainder of the year.

Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’ Premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival

photo:newsindianexpress.com

photo:newindianexpress.com

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has expressed his feelings about the premiere of his latest film at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, held on February 13th.

Ali says he was “overwhelmed” when he announced the Alia bhatt and Randeep Hooda starrer, in the Panorama section of the film festival on Thursday.

This is the first time that a movie of mine is at a film festival. I couldn’t have asked for a better one. It was overwhelming to stand on stage at the Zoo Palast and announce the first show of Highway,” said the director.

Highway, produced by Window Seat Films and Sajid Nadiadwala, is set for worldwide release on February 21st.

Check out the movie trailer below.

Photo of the week: Priyanka Chopra Attends VIP Dinner at the London Edition Hotel

photo:entertainmentwise.com

photo:entertainmentwise.com

Bollywood starlet Priyanka Chopra turned heads in this stunning figure-hugging pink dress at the London Edition Hotel Monday evening, where she celebrated being announced as the new face of GUESS.