Red Carpet interviews from the 23rd Annual Mr. & Miss India America Pageant and The Elite Awards 2015

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!

Photo of the Day: Rosario Dawson attends Lakme Fashion Week in India!

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The 35-year-old actress tweeted this photo of herself and Indian designer Manish Malhotra at Lakme Fashion Week in India. Malhotra, who is used to getting attention from Bollywood A-listers, tweeted “The beautiful @rosariodawson from Hollywood has come for my #TheBlueRunway show tonight.”  

Rosario is also participating in a global campaign organized by WEvolve to help end gender violence. Work & play, get it girl!

Photo of the Day: Bollywood Star Signs Talent Deal with ABC

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Priyanka Chopra is taking over Hollywood after all! The former Miss World signed a talent holding deal recently with ABC studios for one year, where she will be developed or cast in existing projects for Fall 2015. Chopra’s manager Anjula Acharia-Bath feels Priyanka will thrive because of the growing diversity of leading women in shows today.

Priyanka may just be the first Bollywood female star to actually crossover….everyone else can go back to Bollywood now ;)

The Teen Project’s First Annual Gala Fundraiser for FREEHAB

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.

Hollywood Meets Bollywood in Tampa for IIFA Awards!

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Hollywood icons John Travolta and Kevin Spacey took part in all the fun this past weekend as Tampa welcomed the first ever IIFA Awards held in the United States to town. Festivities kicked off with Travolta and Spacey joining Bollywood megastars Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshone, and Anil Kapoor, among others, on stage for many song and dance routines that reflected Travolta’s musical film past along with Bollywood’s affinity for musicals both past, present, and future.

A lucky 20,000 people caught this year’s IIFA Awards show, which is slated for release on worldwide television in June, and IIFA said it expects 800 million people to ultimately watch the awards show as Bollywood continues to increase its global footprint.

Travolta was presented with an award for his contribution to international film and gushed afterwards about the proceedings. “The first musical number, it was, wow, that was amazing,” Travolta opined on Saturday. “I find Indian films very original in energy and life. Every time I’ve had an opportunity to sing or dance in a movie, it’s been glorious … I think we’re simpatico. I would love for the Bollywood influence to actually infiltrate and give Hollywood more confidence in musicals and dance. Musicals in Hollywood are sporadic.”

Travolta had an impromptu chance to relive his ‘Saturday Night Fever’ days with star Hrithik Roshone as the latter presented him with his career achievement award.

Kevin Spacey also wowed the crowd with his dance with the big winner of the night Deepika Padukone to the tune of the ‘Lungi Dance’ and even donned the song’s signature wrap around over his tux for the show-stealing performance at the star-studded event. The Oscar-winning star of classics such as ‘American Beauty’ and ‘The Usual Suspects’ seems to have enjoyed himself as he said ‘It is great to be here and see the performances at IIFA.’

Bollywood stole the selfie trend from Hollywood as Anupam Kher tweeted a selfie with Spacey, Priyanka Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Aftab Shivdasani, Ritesh Deshmukh and Rajiv Kapoor where everyone seems to be having a great time from IIFA!

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Anil Kapoor talks IIFA 2014 and Priyanka Discusses her Third Single!

NDTV had the opportunity to speak with superstar Anil Kapoor on his experience with the IIFA festivities this weekend in Tampa. Watch as the actor gracefully speaks of his admiration for the IIFA awards and making it big in one of the hardest industries known to man.

Priyanka Chopra talks to NDTV about her IIFA weekend and the release of her third single,”I can’t make you love me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priyanka Chopra Continues American Push on ‘Nightline’

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Priyanka Chopra is continuing her push to take over America as she appeared in an interview for a segment of ‘Nightline’. The CAA-repped actress (the first Bollywood star to ever be represented by mega-agency American agency CAA…) first began the push with her foray into the music world. She had collaborations with Pitbull on the single ‘Exotic’, previously released the single ‘In My City’ with will.i.am, and has even appeared on the opener for Thursday Night Football.

Priyanka has recently been announced as the face of Guess over the holidays and is getting ready to drop yet another single on American audiences. But is it working? She tells the British interviewer during the segment that America is the ‘Land of Dreams’ and a multicultural melting pot so making it in America is still a possibility.

In an interesting segment surely meant to demonstrate her ‘All-American Appeal’, Indian Chopra squeals with delight when she says American burger chain Jack in the Box and is then shown with a burger in hand. Has her play for American appeal gone too far? Will she alienate her Indian and international followers with this grab for American popularity? It remains to be seen, but her handlers are certainly pushing her crossover appeal pretty hard.

If you want to see exactly what Priyanka has to say regarding her American push, the ‘Nightline’ segment can be seen here.

Sunny Leone Refused to take off her Top for New Movie!

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photo:indiatoday

Porn star turned actress Sunny Leone is getting demanding!

Reportedly the diva refused to remove her top for her upcoming horror film.  We hear the shot required the actress to bare her breasts, but she demanded she’d be allowed to keep a bikini top on.

Though she was allowed to shoot wearing a top, it was later removed using computer graphics. Her breasts were then digitally superimposed from one of her earlier films.” said a source.

Interestingly enough, Sunny hasn’t been seen in any porn movies since her transition into Bollywood, but the 32-year-old did mention in previous interviews how she will continue to be a part of the industry.