Entertainment News with Bollywood actress Riya Ray

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

photo: aceshowbiz.com Kunal Nayyar with his lovely wife Miss India 2006 Nayyar Kapur

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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!

Irrfan Khan: “Huge opportunity and should not be missed out on”

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After receiving widespread acclaim from across the globe, Life of Pi actor, Irrfan Khan is confident that his upcoming flick, The Lunchbox, will make it to the Oscars.

Directed by Ritesh Batra, the film has received a positive response from film festivals world-wide.  It even won the Critic’s Week Viewers Choice Award at Cannes earlier this year.  So, could Irrfan be right?  “The opinion that critics and audiences have and also of those whose opinion matters, they believe if the film is sent from India (for the Oscars), it has the potential to travel forward,” said the actor.

Adding “Hollywood Reporter (tabloid) has also written that ‘we expect the film to be Oscar entry from India’. So this is a possibility with the film. It has this strength, universal appeal, fresh language and story.”

The 46-year old actor feels this is a “huge opportunity and should not be missed out on.”  The movie is set to release on September 20, 2013, and also stars actors Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

When asked why he feels so strongly about this particular film, he replied “The right film should be chosen. It affects the environment, the upcoming generation, it becomes a source of inspiration, it builds our morale that our language can connect with the global world. This perception is not right that only a certain types of films are made in India. Cinema is being explored and flourishing. So, this decision is very important.

Check out the movie trailer below:

Photo of the week: Shah Rukh Khan and Family Wish Everyone a Happy Eid-ul-Fitr

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was all smiles, as he and family waved to wish everyone a Happy Eid outside of their home on Friday.

Interview with Filmmaker Kavi Raz

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?

Aamir Khan May Meet President Barack Obama

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Bollywood Actor, Aamir Khan has an invitation to attend a celebratory dinner in NYC tomorrow, April 23rd. The 47 year old is said to be shooting his forthcoming flick Dhoom 3, and according to sources, he will be taking some time away for this quick trip to the US.

Rumor has it that President Barack Obama was supposed to attend the event, but because of the Boston attacks, he may not be.

We’re sure Khan would LOVE to meet the President and since he’s on Time Magazines,  ‘100 Most Influential People of 2013’ list, we think Aamir Khan will have many other dinner invites in the future.

Indian Playmate Sherlyn Chopra to host MTV Splitsvilla 6

The Model/Actress will be hosting the reality dating show Splitsvilla 6 on MTV. This season introduces a feature called the “Hotness Quotient,” under which the contestants will be judged on their desirability factor .
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The show was previously hosted by Nikhil Chinapa and Rannvijay Singh.  Sherlyn Chopra will be heating things up for sure. We wonder what the babes wardrobe is going to be like.

Splitsvilla is a reality dating show where two lucky young men get to pick a date from a group of 20 different women, who desperately fight for the guys attention.

Oooh, sounds familiar.

One thing is for sure, India is definitely not afraid to push the envelope anymore.

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….

Steven Spielberg gifts Bollywood star a book

Hollywood film producer Steven Spielberg is in India celebrating the success of his film ‘Lincoln‘, a co-production with Anil Ambani’s Reliance Entertainment.

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Spielberg and Amitabh mingled at Anil Ambani’s party at Cuffe Parade on Tuesday night. There Spielberg gifted the bollywood star his fav book. Amitabh tweeted “Another evening with Steven Spielberg at dinner… a gift for me from him… his coffee table book. What he wrote inside CBD. CBD: Cannot be disclosed.”  No word on which book it was or anything.

Very cute. Maybe we will see Amitabh in a Spielberg film sometime?

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