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: Priyanka Chopra spotted at pre-Grammy Party Last night!

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Hottie Priyanka Chopra was spotted at a pre-Grammy party last night in LA! The diva is working on her new show with ABC and her latest single with record producer Sam Spiegel for the next three months. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t see Ms.Chopra slowing down anytime soon! 

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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Saif Ali Khan:”I would not like to kiss onscreen because I think it’s not required”

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Actor Saif Ali Khan has expressed his disinterest in kissing scenes in Bollywood movies.

The 43-year-old who has locked-lips on-screen in films “Hum Tum” and “Salaam Namaste,” says that Indian films can do without love scenes because it doesn’t “suit” them.  He made this statement during an interview when asked about his views on a comment Kareena Kapoor had made before their marriage. The actress had said that the couple had made a commitment not to do on-screen kissing scenes anymore. When asked, the actor responded: “No. I wouldn’t even say that’s in place. I don’t think it’s a function of being in a relationship. I have done films like ‘Salaam Namaste’ a long time ago. In India, it is not required in our films to have kissing scenes. I don’t think it’s required to be overly sexual. It doesn’t suit us.”

He continued to say that his current wife Kareena has also smooched in a few movies and that “it doesn’t work on-screen.”
Nobody looks comfortable doing it. And slowly, slowly reports filter through that when somebody has tried to be a little risque, that people don’t seem to like it. I think the kind of cinema we have, we are a hypocritical culture. You can talk about things, you can see Hollywood movies, but if a kiss or a lovemaking scene is presented in a way that doesn’t make you uncomfortable, it’s much easier for everybody to watch,” the actor told TV host Anupama Chopra.

Saif feels really strongly about no on-screen kissing.  Could it be that he doesn’t want Kareena making out with other male actors? Is this some possessive behavior leaking through the superstar facade?  Guess we will have to wait and see if the newly weds live up to their promise.

MBC Group launches Bollywood Channel

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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.

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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Miss America Nina Davuluri Inspring Bollywood Dance Classes In South Beach

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America’s first Indian-born Miss America Nina Davuluri’s performance in the Miss America pageant has inspired people as far away as South Beach to try their hand at a little Bollywood glamour. The multi-talented pageant queen’s influence has led to a demand for Bollywood-fusion inspired dance classes from the hip denizens of South Beach.

The New York beauty used these same dance moves to help her win the Miss America pageant and dance instructors now show them to their mixed-race classes to women ranging in age from their teens to their 70’s.

Although some of the members of these Bollywood fusion dance classes are Indian-Americans looking to rediscover their Indian roots, many of the class members are not Indian American and half of them are Latinas who appreciate the sexy moves Ms. Davuluri displayed during the pageant.

Here’s a look at her dance routine during the pageant:

Miss Davuluri seems set on attending med-school, but maybe her mind will change if Bollywood comes calling.

Photo of the week: Beyonce Proves She is NOT Pregnant!

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Looking uber hot in a Topshop crop top and striped pencil skirt, 31-year old Beyonce partied the night away with hubby Jay Z, at Miss Lily’s restaurant in New York for Kanye Wests 32nd birthday.

If this doesn’t put the pregnancy rumors to rest, then nothing will. You can clearly see Bey’s tummy is flat as a board, proving she isn’t pregnant after all!

 

Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan Found Dead

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Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead at her residence last night around 11 pm.  The actress whose real name was Nafisa Khan, was reportedly depressed about her career and love life.

The body of 25-year-old Jiah Khan, was discovered on Monday evening at her home in Mumbai. She shared her house with her sister and mother, who reportedly found her body hanging.

Police are investigating and hoping to get answers after the post-mortem test reports arrive. Although an investigation is currently underway, Indian media suggests the reason Jiah took her life was due to a failed relationship with Suraj Pancholi, whom she had dated last year. The actress was supposedly heartbroken and wasn’t too happy with her career either.

Khan was the daughter of Indian-American Ali Rizvi Khan, and and Rabiya Amin a Hindi film actress from the 1980s. According to her website, Ms Khan was born in New York but the family moved to Chelsea area of London. She later returned to New York at 17 to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Khan’s Bollywood debut came in 2007  in the  controversial film Nishabd, based on the Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita.

RIP Jiah.