Deepika Padukone in Hot Water Over Controversial Campaign

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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!

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?

 

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! ;)

Sunny D Taking Her Talents to Juhu Beach (Or Bollywood in L.A. at Least!)

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photo:AnshuvijayRode

You heard it here first folks, perennial favorite RJ Sunny D has taken her radio hosting talents to Bollywood as she spearheads an infusion of fresh, new talent to Indian radio station Mera Sangeet LA. Mera Sangeet is an Indian-centric radio station being brought to the Los Angeles airwaves by Bollywood star Pooja Batra and film director and producer Anshuvijay Rode, that seeks to better serve the Hindi-music seeking masses here stateside.

Sunny D, A.K.A. Sanna Khan, will be brightening up your radio dial through an online streaming show called “Ready, Steady, Go!” from 7-8 AM every morning beginning May 15th! Although the name seems more evocative of ‘60’s British pop-culture (invoking thoughts of Mods, Who records, and British flags on everything…), Sunny D will use the platform to play an eclectic variety ranging from Bollywood and songs to modern day pop fare all with a dash of her own sparkling personality and roguish wit thrown into the mix.

Sunny D joins such Mera Sangeet on-air talent like RJ Karan on Mera Sangeet’s line-up with rumors claiming Pooja Batra may even lend her talent to Mera Sangeet’s programming. Is there any truth to these rumors? Only time will tell, but make sure to tune in to Mera Sangeet LA online at http://www.Merasangeet.com or download their iPhone app so you can get the station streaming by finding the Mera Sangeet App at the Apple App store.

 

 

Photo of the week: Bollywood Meets Hollywood!

 

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photo:Twitter

Priyanka Chopra and Britney Spears posed for a photo together in Las Vegas recently. Priyanka attended Spears’s ‘Piece of Me’ stage show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

John Travolta to be Honored at the IIFA 2014 awards!

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photo:justmoviez.com

Looks like Hollywood royalty will also be attending the 15th Annual International Indian Film Academy awards on April 23rd, in Tampa Florida.

John Travolta, who has won 2 Golden Globe awards and has been nominated for the Academy awards twice, will be honored at IIFA for being the “Most popular All time star in India.” According to many people, Travolta’s appearance at the award ceremony “marks a very special time in history, when two of the worlds biggest industries come together.”

The public is really excited to see such star power under one roof. We hear Kevin Spacey will also be joining in on the IIFA festivities on April 26th!

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photo:variety.com

 

New York Welcomes IIFA with a Bang!

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photo:dawn.com

With the IIFA awards just days away, some parts of the country have already begun the celebration!

New York was hit with a bit of “Bollywood style” as a group of dancers wearing yellow t-shirts performed to hot Bollywood tracks, to welcome the International Indian Film Academy to the US.

Watch this video as the dancers take over Times Square:

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

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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!

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photo:businessofcinema.com

Nargis Fakhri to make her Hollywood debut in Director Paul Feig’s film

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photo:indianexpress.com

According to sources, another Bollywood actress will be crossing over. Nargis Fakhri is reportedly starring in a Hollywood film by director Paul Feig.

The 34-year-old is said to make her Hollywood debut playing a sultry secret agent. No other information has been disclosed; however, she will be seen opposite Hollywood stars, Jason Statham and Melissa McCarthy.

Paul Feig is responsible for the films Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, The Heat and Knocked up, to name a few.

Get it girl!

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.