Photo of the Day: Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan and Zayn Malik take a Selfie!

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photo:twitter

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and the former member of One DirectionZayn Malik’s selfie has gone viral thanks to over 150,000 fans who retweeted and favorited the pic on twitter. The two stars attended the Asian Awards on April 17th, where Shah Rukh tweeted this pic adding “This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards.”

Awww…..brotherly love!

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!

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

 

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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! ;)

 

 

Hollywood Meets Bollywood in Tampa for IIFA Awards!

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photo:gulfnews.com

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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photo:twitter

 

 

 

 

Photo of the week: Priyanka Chopra walks the ramp for Neeta Lulla at Lakme Fashion Week!

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photo:ndtv

International star Priyanka Chopra walked the ramp for designer Neeta Lulla on March 16, as she displayed her Indo-western collections at LFW Summer/Resort 2014.

Priyanka is wearing a kaftan which is very stylish and colorful. It was wonderful to have Priyanka as my muse. She carried it off really well. My collections had bright monochromatic colors with their tints inspired from the rain forest” – Neeta Lulla.

Stunning!

Sanjay Gupta Approached to Co-Produce Hollywood Movie

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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 ;)

Deepika Padukone Highest Earning Bollywood Actress of 2013!

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Photo: fansshare.com

It’s a Happy Thanksgiving indeed for Bollywood star Deepika Padukone as she has topped the list as the highest earning Bollywood actress of 2013. With films like ‘Race 2′, ‘Chennai Express‘, and most recently ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela‘ becoming mega-hits at the box-office, 2013 has been the best year to date for Deepika. The actress made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 2007 hit ‘Om Shanti Om‘ and hasn’t looked back since! With this kind of success she has been able to command one of the highest salaries for an actress in Bollywood and recently made over $1.6 million for ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, co-starring Ranveer Singh, alone.

Rounding out the list are Katrina Kaif at #2, Priyanka Chopra at #3, Kareena Kapoor Khan at #4, and Bipasha Basu at #5. 2014 should be an interested year, especially as Priyanka Chopra is attempting to make inroads into the American market through musical ventures and as the face of Guess Jeans. Will Deepika be able to retain her crown as the highest paid actress on the Bollywood in 2014 or will someone on this list steal her throne? Only time will tell, but with each of these actresses has many projects line up for the next year so 2014 will surely shape up to be one of the best years for Bollywood ever!

Ranbir Kapoor Gets Starstruck by Robert De Niro

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photo:Ranbir Kapoor’s Facebook

It seems even the biggest names in Bollywood get starstruck when placed in front of Hollywood’s A-listers.

A dazed Ranbir Kapoor greeted Robert De Niro by touching his feet (traditional Indian greeting) when he was visiting Goa along with his daughter for the THiNK 2013 summit. He then followed it by kissing his knee while the 70-year-old sat in a chair.

Not quite sure about De Niro’s reaction to the warm welcome, but we’re pretty sure Ranbir had a “moment.” After all, it’s not every day you meet the “Raging Bull” himself and everyone can relate to being starstruck, especially when running into a silver screen icon of De Niro’s caliber.

Deepika Padukone turns Fashion Designer for Van Heusen

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photo:youthtimes.in

Another Bollywood diva takes her talents to a whole new level.

Actress Deepika Padukone is taking her simple, yet chic fashion sense and collaborating with Van Heusen on it’s Woman’s “Limited Edition” collection.  The co-creation will be about monochromatic shades.  Think old Hollywood glam with a touch of modern chic with lots of rosy pinks and cobalt blues.  It is reported that the actress has been pitching ideas for the brand.

We’ll I’m hardly a designer. I think I am someone who has ideas but I’m not very good at executing. But I’m very open to seeing new things and sharing my ideas and then of course I need people to help me put it all together, It’s a little bit of what I already have and what I would like to see myself wearing. The collection is really about wearing your own personality. That’s something I’ve always believed in. It’s important to not forget who you are.” said the actress in a statement.

When asked, the Brand head at Van Heusen, Vinay Bhopatkar had this to stay: “We are absolutely delighted to co-create a line with Deepika Padukone exclusively for Van Heusen. These dresses are an ultimate combination of style, class, modernity and substance. Women fashion followers have been quite influenced by Deepika’s overall charisma and this creation sparkles with her elegant style.”

It is reported that the campaign was shot in Milan.

Go Deepika!

Shah Rukh Khan Heading to New Zealand to Wow Kiwis!

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photo: rediff.com

Aleady arguably Bollywood’s biggest star isn’t resting on his laurels as Shah Rukh Khan is heading to New Zealand to wow crowds with a one night show!  SRK is set to star in a one night production of his ‘Temptation‘ show with a cast of 110.  Don’t think that tickets will come cheap for this spectacle as they range from $199 all the way up to $650!

SRK has been in the news lately for his latest hit ‘Chennai Express‘ with Deepika Padukone and his ongoing legal troubles seemingly ending. SRK has been cleared by a Mumbai court in charges that he performed a sex-determination test on his latest progeny Abram.

The show will happen on October 4th in Auckland and has fellow Bollywood stars Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerjee, and former Miss Sri Lanka turned actress Jacqueline Fernandez. The show will also be making stops in Sydney and Perth, Australia later on.