Red Carpet interviews from the 23rd Annual Mr. & Miss India America Pageant and The Elite Awards 2015

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!

The Teen Project’s First Annual Gala Fundraiser for FREEHAB

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

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photo:desimartini.com

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.

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!

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.

Shah Rukh Khan Heading to New Zealand to Wow Kiwis!

photo: rediff.com

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.

Sanjay Shah sells Autobiographical Comedy to NBC

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photo: twitter.com

Veteran TV writer and stand-up comedian Sanjay Shah has just sold an autobiographical sitcom to NBC television. The show will center around the experiences of an immigrant family running a fast food restaurant in Sacramento and focus on the two different sons in this family. Sanjay’s own family owns a Burger King restaurant in Sacramento so he will be culling from his own experience.

Sanjay took a circuitous route to Hollywood himself and originally graduated from Berkley. He began doing stand-up and opened for Russel Peters, then co-wrote a widespread video service called Badmashi which did parodies like ‘The Singhsons’, and then moved on to writing for such acclaimed television shows as ‘King of the Hill’, ‘Cougar Town’, ‘South Park’, ‘Enlisted’, ‘and most recently ‘1600 Penn’.

No word on casting or a possible air date as of yet.

Photo of the week: Sheryln Chopra Naked On a Horse

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Indian actress and model, Sherlyn Chopra, who recently posed for Playboy magazine, is busy promoting herself these days.  Now, everyone is probably wondering what happened to Sherlyn’s Playboy cover?  Could this leaked photo be it?

We don’t know. Nobody does. We did hear that after her Playboy photo shoot, the Kamasutra 3D actress was seen galloping around on a white horse, naked.

photo:indiatoday.com

photo:indiatoday.com

Chopra described her Playboy shoot as a liberating experience. “I have become a free-spirited person after my Playboy cover.”  So like any free-spirited celebrity, she tweeted this photo of herself on a white horse.

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