Photo of the week: The Cast of ‘Happy New Year’ visit Twitter Headquarters!

 

photo:ndtv.com

photo:ndtv.com

Check out the cast of the upcoming movie, ‘Happy New Year’ at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Farah Khan and others from the film posed with the CEO of Twitter Dick Costolo yesterday.

The B-town stars are out promoting their new action comedy-drama and they seem to be creating a buzz in a new type of way. The crew also visited the Google headquarters just hours before. They later participated in a live question and answer session on Twitter premises, which was reported to be a full house.  HA! Shocking! ;)

 

 

Salman Khan looks to ‘Kick” SRK out of Top Spot on Eid!

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Looks like Salman Khan is trying to regain his spot on top of the Bollywood mountain as his new movie ‘Kick‘ has opened to stellar box office returns already since its July 25 release. Many Bollywood movies look to capitalize on the traditionally strong release date of Eid, a festival that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and Shah Rukh Khan was no different last year with his box office hit ‘Chennai Express‘. Salman probably felt a bit slighted as his films usually ruled the Bollywood screens on Eid, with his past films ‘Wanted‘, ‘Dabaang‘, and the 4th highest grossing Bollywood film ‘Ek Tha Tiger‘ representing his recent stranglehold on the holiday. Well, ‘Kick’ is off to a good start as it has already made 86 crore (roughly $14.5 million) in its opening weekend. 

 ‘Kick‘ is an action-romance hybrid in which Salman plays a character named Devil who seeks to truly seize the moment everyday, resulting in action packed scenes that even have Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan taking notice. Amitabh was so impressed with ‘Kick’s chase sequence, supposedly the longest ever in a Bollywood film, that he took a shot at Hollywood when he stated “Did you see the trailer of ‘KICK’..baaadooom !! Compares with anything that the other ‘wood’ brings out from their high end films ! See for yourself” and linked to a trailer of ‘Kick’. 

 Here’s that trailer of ‘Kick’, which also features co-star Jacquline Fernandez….

 

 
Well, what do you think folks? Will Salman take down Shah Rukh on Eid in this battle for Bollywood supremacy? Will ‘Kick‘ put ‘Chennai Express’ on a slow train to nowhere? I guess you’ll just have to stay tuned….

New York Welcomes IIFA with a Bang!

photo:dawn.com

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:

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan will join Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park 4’

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan will be joining the fourth installment of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. Although the actor hasn’t made any comments, sources close to Khan have pretty much confirmed the news.

photo:moviebweb.com

photo:moviebweb.com

It is reported the Bollywood-Hollywood star will be joining the Jurassic franchise and will play the role of Patel, the billionaire owner of the park.

Sources involved with the project had this to say, “Yes, he is doing Jurassic World. His role is not negative, as is being reported by some sections of the international media. He will be seen as the owner of the new Jurassic Park.

We hear the title has been changed from Jurassic Park 4, to Jurassic World and the film’s original release date was pushed back due to changes in development.

Universal has also confirmed the film will be shot in 3-D and is set to be released on June 12, 2015. Jurassic World will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, and will star Hollywood actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson and Nick Robinson.

Yayy congrats to Irrfan!

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

photo:indianexpress.com

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!

Sanjay Gupta Approached to Co-Produce Hollywood Movie

photo: topnews.com

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 ;)

Sunny Leone Plans On Opening a Boxing Gym in LA

photo:india-forums.com

photo:india-forums.com

Looks like Sunny Leone is expanding her horizons with a new venture with hubby Daniel Webber. The two plan on opening up a boxing gym once they return to Los Angeles with boxing champ The Terrible Terry Norris and his wife Tanya.

Reportedly Sunny met Terry and  Tanya at a gym and is excited to be joining forces with them to make her dream in to a reality. The actress has been in India for some time now and plans on starting the gym once she returns to Los Angeles after the release of her film JackPot.

Well, looks like it pays to have smart husband…just sayin’

MBC Group launches Bollywood Channel

photo:mbcgroup

photo:mbcgroup

MBC Group, a satellite broadcasting company based out of Dubai, has announced it’s launch of a new Bollywood channel. Making it the 14th channel to be added on to the stations menu.

MBC Bollywood will offer a variety of shows from stage performances, international film festivals, movies and interviews taking you into the lives of some of the hottest Bollywood stars. Considering its regional demographic, the channel will mostly be dubbed in Arabic.

MBC Group’s official spokesperson, Mazen Hayek says “MBC Bollywood promises to dazzle the hearts of every Arab family through its wide and rich array of the biggest Asian and Indian Cinematic and TV productions which will be subtitled and dubbed into Arabic.”   He continued saying, “Through the extensive and rich content that MBC Bollywood will offer, we are hoping to cater to the needs of all our young and vibrant audience, while also offering the best in Bollywood entertainment to the entire Arab family in general.”

The show featured a sizzling performance by one of India’s top actresses, Kareena Kapoor.  Setting the stage on fire, Kareena dazzled in a rich cultural dance number leaving the audience wanting more.

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