Photo of the Day: Priyanka Chopra spotted at pre-Grammy Party Last night!

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photo:bollywoodlife.com

Hottie Priyanka Chopra was spotted at a pre-Grammy party last night in LA! The diva is working on her new show with ABC and her latest single with record producer Sam Spiegel for the next three months. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t see Ms.Chopra slowing down anytime soon! 

Photo of the Day: Aamir Khan left starstruck after meeting the Terminator

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photo:twitter

Aamir Khan was left starstruck after meeting one of his favorite Hollywood stars Arnold Schwarzenegger at a summit in Delhi a few days ago. Aamir tweeted “It was a bizzare feeling! I looked up when the door opened and I see THE TERMINATOR walking into my room!.” He wasn’t shy about his feelings towards the Hollywood star and continued to show his admiration for the actor in a series of tweets. Awwww!

 

Bollywood Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

It looks like B-town celebrities are joining their Hollywood brethren in the ongoing Ice Bucket Challenge trend!  Check out Bipasha Basu as she takes a tiny silver bucket and dumps it on herself. Superstar Abhishek Bachchan proudly accepted the challenge from friend Riteish Deshmukh and took the icy plunge in a bathtub. He also challenged his father, Megastar Amithabh Bachchan, along with the entire Happy New Year film team.

Bipasha tweeted “Accepted my best friend suzie’s ! i am nominating RockyS and Raj Kundra!” yesterday. Supposedly, it was athlete Sania Mirza who initiated the craze in India after it started in the U.S. in support of ALS research. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. There is no treatment or cure for the disease.

Actors Akshay Kumar, Siddharth Malhotra, Pulkit Samrat and Ashish Chowdhry were also dared to take the challenge through actor Riteish Deshmukh, but no word on if they’re up to the challenge.

We’ll just have to wait and see if they accept!

 

Liverpool Model turned Bollywood star Amy Jackson does PETA Ad

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Bollywood newcomer Amy Jackson is following the footsteps of other B-town celebs, by shooting a campaign with PETA to help encourage people to adopt homeless animals.

Bollywood has been on the PETA wagon for a while now and it seems the trend is only growing. The purpose of the campaign is to promote animal adoption and to stop animal cruelty all together. The actress is featured in the ad with a cat, which she rescued when he was just 6-weeks-old.

“We can stop the cycle of animal homelessness and save lives by opening our hearts and homes to a loving cat or dog from an animal shelter instead of buying animals from breeders or pet shops.”

“Every time someone buys a cat or a dog from a breeder or a pet shop, a cat on the streets or in an animal shelter loses his or her chance at finding a good home,” says the British model-actress.

Stars like John Abraham, Shilpa Shetty, Ayushmann Khurrana and Imran Khan have also supported PETA causes in recent years.

Right on, Bollywood!

Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan Found Dead

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Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead at her residence last night around 11 pm.  The actress whose real name was Nafisa Khan, was reportedly depressed about her career and love life.

The body of 25-year-old Jiah Khan, was discovered on Monday evening at her home in Mumbai. She shared her house with her sister and mother, who reportedly found her body hanging.

Police are investigating and hoping to get answers after the post-mortem test reports arrive. Although an investigation is currently underway, Indian media suggests the reason Jiah took her life was due to a failed relationship with Suraj Pancholi, whom she had dated last year. The actress was supposedly heartbroken and wasn’t too happy with her career either.

Khan was the daughter of Indian-American Ali Rizvi Khan, and and Rabiya Amin a Hindi film actress from the 1980s. According to her website, Ms Khan was born in New York but the family moved to Chelsea area of London. She later returned to New York at 17 to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Khan’s Bollywood debut came in 2007  in the  controversial film Nishabd, based on the Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita.

RIP Jiah.

What is World SannaKhan and what do we do?

Simply put, World SannaKhan is the online intersection where Bollywood Meets Hollywood.  As the world increasingly becomes interconnected through technology and the mass-dissemination of information it is inevitable that cultures will interact as never before.  Bollywood, not Hollywood, is in actuality the world’s largest film industry in film output and it’s worldwide influence is growing every year.  For instance, did you know that India’s Reliance Entertainment has been an equal partner in Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios since 2009?

Bollywood can be loosely defined as the Indian film industry and is based in Mumbai, India.  Both Bollywood and Hollywood have their own firmament of stars, and we here at World SannaKhan intend to cover them both. We keep you informed with daily news, interviews, event coverage and other cultural movers and shakers that interest you most.

It all started when former Radio DesiBeat Radio Jockey, Sanna Khan AKA Sunny D, noticed that Hollywood and Bollywood’s worlds were increasingly intermingling with Indian/Pakistani actors appearing more and more in American productions and vice versa. Mainstream Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise, John Hamm, and others have voiced their interest in appearing in Bollywood movies and Bollywood has increasingly drawn on Hollywood talent, onscreen and otherwise, to produce films.  Seizing on this unique moment in the history of both Bollywood and Hollywood, Sanna Khan decided to create a site dedicated to the coverage of both industries and thus, World SannaKhan was born!

LA Fashion Weekend Presents: Maison de Urbana March 15th, 2013

World SannaKhan was at the Maison de Urbana Fashion Show on March 15th, 2013, where designer Urbana Chappa showcased her unique creations.

Maison de Urbana Fashion Show