Indian Divas turn heads at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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Sonam Kapoor, Freida Pinto and Mallika Sherawat looked stunning on the Cannes red carpet! (Again)

Sonam, who’s known for her impeccable fashion sense, did it again in this beautiful black beaded Elie Saab gown, at the premiere of Hilary Swank‘s new film called The Homesman. 

Slumdog millionaire’s Freida Pinto wore a orange/red Oscar de la Renta strapless gown, paired with diamond earrings and a sleek hair do.

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat wore a lace, form fitting, teal dress by Emilio Pucci, with a loose up do and soft makeup.

Who was your favorite?

 

 

Sonam Kapoor in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’?

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Are Sonam Kapoor and Johnny Depp going to be sharing the silver screen any time soon?  Reports out of Hollywood have the makers of ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean‘ franchise looking for an Indian star for the next incarnation of the film.  Director Gore Verbinski and the producers of the film first reached out to a talent management company with their query and that company then contacted Sonam to audition for the film.

Sources say the audition was held on a video-conference with Sonam Kapoor in Mumbai, India and mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, along with Walt Disney reps, watching from the United States.  No word on how Ms. Kapoor fared during the audition, but we’ll keep you posted on developments.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5‘ is scheduled to shoot in 2014 and be released in 2015.  Audiences can currently watch Sonam in the hit ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag‘ and the actress is also busy shooting an as yet untitled project from Yash Raj Film‘s with co-star Ayushmann Khurrana.

Pakistani Actress Meesha Shafi Bags Bollywood Debut!

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Meesha Shafi, who most recently starred in Mira Nair‘s Hollywood flick ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist‘, has made major inroads in Bollywood with her debut in the star-studded ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag‘.  The Pakistani singer-model-actress will play Perizaad, the best friend of the film’s subject Milkha Singh.  She will star alongside the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Aktar, Divya Dutta, and Prakash Raj.

The film itself will focus on the incredible life story of Milka Singh, also known as “The Flying Sikh”, who overcame losing many of his family members during the violence following India and Pakistan’s partition to become the only Indian to win a Gold medal at the Commonwealth games.

Meesha is also a major singer in Pakistan with her song Alif Allah (Jugni) with Arif Lohar being the most watched Pakistani song on Youtube ever with over 12 million views so far.

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When asked about her work in Bollywood, Meesha replied that “Our cultural heritage and stories are so deeply rooted that it is only natural to relate to the cinema being made here. Art is definitely a universal language and just as Bollywood has a huge audience in Pakistan, Pakistani music has a vast listenership in India. Both countries are doing an immense service by bridging gaps and reaching out to the people. In fact I would say that Bollywood and Pakistan have an age-old relationship.”

Let’s hope this Pakistani actress and her art can facilitate a better dialogue between India and Pakistan’s similar cultures and shared national heritages.

‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ will be released on July 12th, here’s a trailer for the film:

Bollywood Actor Anil Kapoor Denies Involvement in ‘Curry in Love’

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Is this simply a tale of wishful thinking by Kollywood-based director P Vasu or is there something more substantial to the rumors involving a film project entitled ‘Curry in Love‘?  The future project is supposed to star Hollywood stars Amanda Seyfried and Nick Nolte along with Bollywood stars Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor according to director P Vasu and Producer/Screenwriter Raj Thiruselvam.

Anil Kapoor has denied any knowledge of such a film or role existing for him and his daughter Sonam Kapoor’s reps also denied involvement in this project.  No word yet on Amanda Seyfried’s involvement, but it should be noted that the Hollywood star was rumored to be asking $7.5 million (roughly 44.15 Crore) to star in the sequel for ‘Mamma Mia‘.  To put this in perspective, P Vasu’s last Kollywood Film’s (2011’s Kannada language ‘Arakshaka‘) budget was $680,000 (4 Crore) and made $840,000 (4.92 Crore).

Thiruselvam also insists that shooting is set to start in August, yet Amanda Seyfried’s IMDB shows her as currently filming Seth MacFarlane‘s comedic Western ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West‘ with Hollywood heavy-hitters Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron, among others.

The website for ‘Curry in Love‘ also shows all four stars mentioned as part of the “Dreamcast” for the movie.

Chalk this up to Kollywood daydreaming on P Vasu and associates’ part?

Actress Divya Dutta gets Approached by ’24’

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According to sources, actress Divya Dutta was approached to be a part of the television series 24, but turned down the offer because of her busy schedule.

Dutta was offered the role of Anil Kapoor’s wife but had to refuse due to her prior commitments.  We hear Divya hopes to get another opportunity to work with Anil very soon.

Divya was last seen in Dharma productions, Gippi.

Who wouldn’t want to work with Mr. Kapoor?

Aishwariya Rai Walks the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

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Aishwarya Rai attended the ‘100 Years Of Indian Cinema’ ceremony at Cannes in a a Sabyasachi couture, velvet black and golden embroidered sari. She went with dramatic eyes and soft lips, paired with an up-do to add a bollywood flare.

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Here the beauty walked the red carpet in a black Elie Saab Couture gown for the screening of the film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘ at the 66th international film festival. Keeping her tresses long and flowy with simple nude lips. The actress certainly redeemed herself from last years fashion disaster.

The queen is back! Better watch out Sonam Kapoor….you’ve got competition ;)

Photo of the Week: Sonam and Freida Off the Red carpet.

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Freida Pinto and  starry- eyed Sonam Kapoor pose for the cameras on the second day of the Cannes film festival.

Day 2 at Cannes Film Festival: Freida Pinto and Sonam Kapoor continue to steal the Limelight

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Freida Pinto looked lavish in this sparkling evening gown paired with a 20s hair style.

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Vidya Balan kept it traditional in a full sari accompanied by an old fashioned nose ring.

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Sonam Kapoor stole the show with this floral Dolce & Gabbana strapless gown.

Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto to Walk the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto will be on the red carpet at the Cannes International Film Festival, sporting looks inspired by different Bollywood eras.

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Freida Pinto, who is internationally recognized for her work in Hollywood films said “I am very glad to see that India is getting a lot of recognition at global platforms such as Cannes. Indian cinema has come a long way and is making a tremendous impact internationally and the new and young crop of indie and alternative filmmakers are definitely game changers to watch out for.”

Aishwarya Rai is super proud to be the guest of honor at the special 100 years of Indian Cinema celebration on May 19th. “It is great to see the Indian film industry being celebrated and honored on the occasion of its 100th anniversary at an internationally respected platform like the Cannes film festival. This truly signifies the impact made by India on world cinema,” Aishwarya said in a statement.

As for Sonam, this will mark her third visit to Cannes and she can’t wait to walk the red carpet on May 16th. “Cannes is celebrating Indian Cinema this year and I have never been more proud to be a part of this creative industry. I hope that the Bollywood inspired make-up looks we don this year at Cannes will make global style statements,” said the 27 year old actress.

The three ladies will walk as brand ambassadors for L’Oreal Paris, which will mark their 16 years as the official make-up brand for the Cannes film festival.

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