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

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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!

Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar Starring in Salman Khan Flick!

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Kunal Nayyar with his lovely wife Miss India 2006 Nayyar Kapur

Looks like Kunal Nayyar is one busy man these days. Not only has the British-born, Indian-raised actor starred as awkward physicist Rajesh Koothrappali on hit TV show ‘The BIg Bang Theory‘ for the past seven years, he also has a slew of movies on tap.  Kunal is appearing in ‘Dr. Cabbie‘, produced by Salman Khan, and ‘The Scribbler‘ as well as lending his voice to a character named Gupta in ‘Ice Age 4‘.

Kunal, who initially came to the U.S. to study business and took acting classes as a way to make friends, has truly enjoyed being a part of a hit American sitcom. When talking about his time on ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ Kunal called it “A dream come true. Like Bollywood, it’s extremely difficult to get a break in Hollywood. I have always wanted to be on an American sitcom. Everytime I think about the show, I pinch myself really hard to check if it’s for real. I feel very blessed and humble to be part of the show. This is a special moment in my career.

As for his upcoming films, Kunal said “there’s ‘The Scribbler’, which is a small role. It’s in the horror genre, something that I have been wanting to be a part of. The other is ‘Dr Cabbie‘ that’s produced by Salman Khan. I play a cab driver who’s an interesting character. I loved playing the role.”

Kunal has also said that although he’s currently working only in Hollywood, he hasn’t ruled out performing in Bollywood as he loves Bollywood films and “When the right time and project comes along I’ll definitely want to act in a Hindi film.”  Let’s hope he starts performing in Bollywood films as well and keeps increasing the profile of Indians in Hollywood!

Photo of the week: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at a ‘Lux’ event in Delhi

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Ashwariya Rai Bachchan looked beautiful at the Lux event in Delhi.

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Bollywood’s King Khan Accused of Plagiarism?

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The Bad shah of Bollywood just can’t seem to keep away from controversy.  The Bollywood King is in hot water again,  but this time he’s being accused of plagiarism.

Recently Shah Rukh Khan attended the AIMA ( All India Management Assocication) where he gave a lengthy speech in which he discussed the various issues facing society.  The 47-year-old is being accused of plagiarizing British author JK Rowling’s speech, which she made at Harvard back in 2008.

Reportedly, SRK had a ghostwriter and resorted to different sources for the speech. The allegations claim he copied Rowlings speech, and did not appropriately credit anyone.   Tsk tsk..

Coincidence?

Kangana Ranaut’s QUEEN headed to The Busan International Film Festival

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Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut’s latest film, Queen, will premiere at the 18th Busan International Film Festival, in South Korea.

The film tells a tale about a girl from Delhi who travels across the world for the first time.  It is reported the film was shot in 147 different locations.  Director Vikas Bahl is excited to showcase the film on an international level.  “We are quite happy to have a World Premiere at the prestigious Busan Film Festival. I am very excited that a film about a simple girl from Delhi is being recognized and appreciated internationally. It’s good to know that a human story always finds a universal audience. The team is getting ready to go to Busan…”, said the director.

His earlier project, Chillar Party won multiple National Awards and he’s hoping Queen will deliver similar results.

Queen, which is produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Phantom Films, will have three screenings under the “Window of Asian Cinema” category.  The Busan International Film festival has increasingly grown over the past years,  and serves as a great outlet for filmmakers to gain international exposure.

The film is set to release on February 28th 2014.

Actress speaks out about the pressures of being thin in Bollywood

” Today most of the girls are stick thin, and that is a tragedy. That has been life miserable for women like me,” says actress Raveena Tandon.

 

The pressure to be thin isn’t just in Hollywood. Apparently, Bollywood diva’s also face the same criticism and scrutiny if they aren’t a size zero. Raveena Tandon along with Aishwariya Rai, and many others have been targeted by the media concerning their weight.

So sad–but we’re not surprised. As if Bollywood didn’t have other issues to conquer. Take skin lightening for an example. Even today, if your not a certain skin tone, you will not be considered beautiful.

Sickening I know….

Interview with Designer Urbana Chappa

Urbana Chappa

Be sure to check out Urbana’s fashion line Maison de Urbana, in NYC fashion week in Febuary 2013, and LA in March.

A glamorous infusion of Spanish and Middle Eastern heritage. Using burka lace with lots of beading from around the globe, Urbana is taking the fashion world by storm.

Some of Urbana’s clients include Actress Natasha Henstridge, Songwriter Diane Warren. Producer of  Two and a Half Men, Lee Aaronson’s wife Lisa Haisha and Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield.

Visit: http://www.UrbanaChappa.com 

 Info@urbanachappa.com 

Stylebyurbana@gmail.com

Paris heads to Mumbai for some charity work

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Paris Hilton, who is now officially a international socialite, headed to Mumbai for some good ol’ charity work and prayer time. She started off her trip with Goa, where she Dj’d and walked the ramp for designers Shane and Falguni Peacock, at the India Resort Fashion Week with boyfriend River Viiperi.

According to sources, she will visit an orphanage in Bandra and then head over to the famous Siddhivinayak temple for some spiritual healing.

Good to see Paris doing something other than partying and dancing on tables.

Photo of the week: Paris goes to Goa

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The socialite arrives in India with boyfriend River Viiperi on November 29, 2012.

Paris tweets:

“#YES! After a very long journey, we’ve finally arrived in Goa! Can’t wait to get to the hotel to shower and sleep. So exhausted!”

“So happy! In Paradise with @RiverViiperi in a beautiful villa on the water. So peaceful here, such a magical feeling. Feel so blessed.”