Bollywood Legend’s Son Trying his Hand at Hollywood Producing!

photo:timesofindia

Uday Chopra, son of legendary Bollywood director Yash Chopra, has begun producing a string of Hollywood movies with big-name talent involved. Uday has opened a branch of his father’s Yash Raj Films right here in Los Angeles and has wasted no time in lining up heavy-hitter Hollywood actors for his films.

Beginning with Nicole Kidman (with whom Uday appeared beside at this year’s Cannes Film Festival) starring in the Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco”, continuing with the upcoming Jason Bateman romantic comedy “The Longest Week”, and perhaps culminating in the project “The Seducing of Ingrid Bergman” Uday has an ambitious slate lined up for release. Perhaps the Hollywood ingenue has a thing for classic Hollywood blondes as the Ingrid Bergman script coupled with the Grace Kelly biopic point out an interesting affinity for icy blondes, but he’s set out to make his mark in a town where shattered dreams are almost as plentiful as stars on the Walk of Fame.

Uday pointed out that “People in the West think ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a Bollywood film and they have that one image of India — dirty and crazy…” but he notes that he’s here to make Hollywood films on a Bollywood budget while changing America’s perception of India. After overcoming the notion that he was just another rich Indian tycoon who had come along to “throw money at them and they can go ahead and make their movie” or “they think you are this Indian guy coming to Hollywood to throw big parties, make some statements and then never return”, Uday has accomplished something many Hollywood hopefuls never do by actually making movies.

It seems that while his brother Aditya Chopra has followed in his father’s footsteps by directing in Bollywood, Uday has decided to stay out of the director’s chair and focus on feature film development stateside. Uday summed up his aim as this; “I wanted to do something challenging and be a part of filmmaking because that is all I know“.

In a town that seems pretty white-washed both on the big screen and in the board room at times, we hope that Uday finds a niche and continues bringing the worlds of Hollywood and Bollywood closer together.

 

Photo of the week: Bollywood arrives at IIFA 2014!

photo:india.com

photo:india.com

Bollywood’s biggest stars have arrived in Tampa, Florida for the IIFA awards 2014! And it looks like they’re all pumped up to deliver high-energy Bollywood performances for their fans!

photo:indiatoday

photo:indiatoday

This year’s attendees include, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Bipasha Basu to name a few..

Let’s not forget Bollywood starlet Priyanka Chopra. She looked great in her casual but chic attire for the IIFA kick off!

photo:Indianexpress

photo:Indianexpress

 

VisitBritain Launched a “Bollywood in Britain” app to help Indian Tourists

photo:darpanmagazine.com

photo:darpanmagazine.com

Just recently, VisitBritain, a national tourism agency launched an app which enables users to experience Britain, Bollywood style. They intend on helping Indian tourist by offering them a simple to use app for their mobile devices, which will not only help guide them through Britain, but will also provide them with Bollywood entertainment along the way!

Actresses such as, Kangana Ranaut, Tara Sharma and actor Abhay Deol are already on board. VisitBritian is calling it the “Bollywood in Britian” (BiB) app. They plan on helping tourist find their way around the country by offering features such as a travel guide map, destination search, flip tour (which shares celebrity stories and destination recommendations,) while throwing out some fun B-town trivia related to specific destinations.

The app will also help you track Bollywood celebrities favorite spots to visit in Britain. Very cool!

The Bollywood in Britain (BiB) app is available on Google Play Store.

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.

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