Actor Sunny Deol, who had played the role of a Sikh army officer named Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri in J. P. Dutta's Border, will be seen essaying a role in the sequel titled Border 2. Sunny, who has played a Sikh in films such as Border, Gadar, Yamla Pagla Deewana and its sequel and the recently released Singh Saab The Great, would be seen sporting a clan-shaven look in the film, which would revolve around the Battle of Shakargarh Bulge that was fought during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. More »Sunny Deol To Not Play A Sikh In 'Border 2'
Kareena Kapoor Khan will be seen in a cameo in husband Saif Ali Khan's upcoming production venture Happy Ending, which will also see the Nawab as the male protagonist. And if Saif is to be believed then his beloved wife will surprise all with her special appearance in the rom-com. Saif has been quoted saying that Bebo has done a scene for the movie which is completely against her type and that the audiences will be surprised to see her in that role. More »Kareena Kapoor Khan To Surprise All With Her 'Happy Ending' Cameo
We had reported some days back that director Rahul Rawail is gearing up to make a love story and it seems that Rawail has decided to use social networking sites to hunt for his lead pair. Delighted with the thumping response his idea is getting, Rahul Rawail says, “I want the lead pairs to be absolutely fresh young talent (that's why I'm using a GenNext social media platform), but the supporting cast will feature stellar actors. More »Rahul Rawail Uses Facebook To Hunt For His Lead Actors
REUTERS - A buyer in mainland China has forked over $165,000 to buy Sotheby's collection of 100 original wooden cases of the Californian wine Opus One, a favorite of deep-pocketed connoisseurs, the auction house said on Tuesday. "We are shipping it to Asia," Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby's head of wines in North America, said on Tuesday. He thought the collection, which consists of nine different vintages of Opus One, could easily arrive in time for the Chinese New Year, which is on January 31. Ritchie said the idea for the unusual sale occurred when an unnamed seller came into auction house's wine store and asked if it was interested in selling the Bordeaux-style blend, the result of a 1979 joint venture between California's Robert Mondavi and France's Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. More »Chinese buyer snaps up wine collection for $165,000 - Sotheby's
Two kitchen assistants who used to work for British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson have alleged that she was a regular user of cocaine and other drugs, according to reports of a court hearing published by several national British media on Tuesday. Contacted by Reuters, Lawson's publicist Mark Hutchinson said: "As proceedings are live we can't comment at the moment." Under British law, it is legally risky to comment publicly about what is said during criminal court proceedings. Lawson attracts a lot of media attention in Britain and her recent divorce from millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi made front-page news. Lawson's two former assistants, Italian sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo, are accused of defrauding Saatchi out of more than 300,000 pounds during the period when they worked for Lawson and Saatchi was still living with her. More »UK court hears celebrity chef Nigella Lawson took drugs - reports
By Radu Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A Romanian court sentenced the ringleader of a gang that stole paintings from a Dutch museum in one of the world's biggest art heists to six years and eight months in prison on Tuesday. Radu Dogaru and fellow gang member Eugen Darie, both Romanians, received the same sentence for stealing the masterpieces, including two Monets and a Picasso, in October 2012. The paintings have yet to be found. Darie's lawyer Maria Vasii told Reuters by telephone: "We plan to file an appeal. More »Romania hands 6-1/2 year jail term to Dutch art theft boss
By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Producers of a new version of the Oscar-winning musical "The Sound of Music," set for U.S. television next week, knew it would be a sacrilege to try and re-make the beloved 1965 movie classic starring Julie Andrews. And American country singer Carrie Underwood, who will star as the aspiring nun who brings song into the home of a strict Austrian widower, says she cringes when she hears the word "re-make." So when the lights go up on the live, televised version of "The Sound of Music" on NBC on December 5, audiences will see a few twists to some of their favorite things, and a lonely goatherd or two in an unusual place. That's because producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have gone back to the stage show first seen in 1959 for their unique version that will be seen in a format, live television, not used for about 50 years. "You would never, ever contemplate doing a re-make of the movie of 'The Sound of Music' because it's a classic. More »Favorite things get a twist in new U.S. TV version of 'Sound of Music'
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn, who has partnered with Brillstein Entertainment Partners to launch a US-based production house Shivalaya Entertainment to back independent Films targeting a global audience, says he is excited to be part of the changing scenario in the Hindi film industry. The development and financing outfit will focus on independent films which will aim for broad appeal. I am keen to be part of that growth, that change," Ajay said in a statement. "I am coming forth to support the independent film process where we can share important stories that need to be told -- global stories that will resonate with international audiences," added the actor, who has another production banner titled Ajay Devgn Films Productions. More »Keen to be part of change in Indian cinema: Ajay Devgn
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Late superstar Rajesh Khanna won the hearts of many women in his prime, but for his estranged wife, veteran actress Dimple Kapadia, he remains the "greatest actor" ever. "If there has to be one favourite actor of mine, it has to be Rajesh Khanna. He was in fact the greatest actor alive," Dimple said in a statement. Fondly known as Kaka in film circles, Rajesh Khanna began his career with "Aakhri Khat" in 1966. More »Rajesh Khanna was greatest actor: Dimple Kapadia
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The party season will be incomplete without a little black dress. But by adding colour and bling to the party must-have, you can look different every time you step out to let your hair down. More »Five ways to pep up your LBD
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, credited for movies like "Bombay Boys" and "Boom", says his forthcoming project "Jackpot" is his effort to get a taste of the commercial zone of cinemae. "If I may say so, then yes, 'Jackpot' is a conscious effort to make a commercial film and to get into that zone. It is different from my previous films," Gustad told IANS. "Jackpot" features Naseerudin Shah, Sachiin Joshi and Indian-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone. More »'Jackpot' takes Kaizad Gustad into commercial zone
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and director Tigmanshu Dhulia of the film "Bullett Raja" will spread among people awareness of their voting rights during a bike rally to be organised here by the poll panel, an official said. More »Saif, Sonakshi to woo voters in Delhi
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor's cameo for "Happy Ending" will leave viewers surprised, says the actress' star husband Saif Ali Khan, who plays the lead role in the movie. More »Expect unexpected from Kareena in Saif's 'Happy Ending'
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Singer-composer Sandeep Chowta is happy that his latest album "Matters Of The Heart", a compilation of mostly jazz numbers, has received a good response in times when Bollywood and international pop tops the charts. Chowta, known for creating memorable tunes for films like "Mast", "Bollywood Hollywood", "Rakht", "Om Shanti Om" and "Housefull", has collaborated with international musicians like Dave Grusin, Tom Schuman, Chuck Loeb and more for the new album. In the days of Bollywood and international pop ruling the charts, it is very difficult for non-film independent music to be noticed," Chowta said in a statement. More »Sandeep Chowta glad to break clutter with new album
By Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - While growing up in Massachusetts in the 1960s and 1970s, Kasi Lemmons' mother took her every year to see the Christmas musical "Black Nativity" in Boston. Now, the 52-year-old director of 2007 drama "Talk to Me" is bringing poet Langston Hughes' musical about family redemption to the big screen on Wednesday in a present-day adaptation starring Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker. "I wanted to write a story that could continue 'Black Nativity' that was a contemporary story, that was a very accessible story, that was something anyone could relate to," Lemmons said in an interview. In Lemmons' adaptation, the director said she wanted to tackle a modern, broken family's struggles against the backdrop of New York's historically black Harlem neighborhood. More »Christmas musical 'Black Nativity' hits a new note on big screen
Bangalore, Nov 26 (IANS) Italian hairdresser Rossano Ferretti, who has styled for the likes of Angeline Jolie, Lady Gaga and Salma Hayek, is set to make his third visit to India next month to launch his third salon in the country. More »Italian hairdresser to launch salon in Bangalore
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Child sex is being offered for Rs.50 on Goa's beaches, Pramod Salgaocar, producer of film "Baga Beach", claimed Tuesday. Salgaocar, whose film is based on the ills of Goa's tourism industry, said she once got a complaint from a Hungarian tourist, who was reportedly offered child sex for Rs.50. "Today you don't even get chicken for Rs.50," Salgaocar told a press conference here, quoting the complainant. Goa gave India's first conviction in a paedophilia case involving Freddy Peats, a German who was sentenced to life for abusing scores of children in the 1980s. More »Child sex on Goa beaches for Rs.50?
Aaradhya Bachchan may have holidayed with her doting mother Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her family in Dubai, but the tiny tot definitely missed her dadaji Amitabh Bachchan.Big B, who was busy shooting for BHOOTHNATH RETURNS, returned home last night to meet his little one, who had just completed her shower. Aaradhya screamed and excitedly greeted Big B, much to his delight.I check on the 'little one' as she completes her bath a shrill scream of excitement More »Excited Aaradhya Bachchan greets dadu Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood Superstar Ajay Devgn and Brillstein Entertainment Partners have announced a partnership to form L.A.based Shivalaya Entertainment. The development and financing outfit will focus on independent films which will aim for broad appeal.Shivalaya has greenlit its first film, PARCHED, described as centering on the bitter-sweet journey of women in the parched rural landscape of India. It was written and is to be directed by Leena Yadav. Her credits include 2010's TEEN More »Ajay Devgn goes to Hollywood with PARCHED
It was indeed a rocking year for Bollywood's uncrowned and undisputed numero uno actress, Deepika Padukone what with four hits in a row - RACE 2, YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, CHENNAI EXPRESS and the recent one being GOLIYON KI RASLEELA RAM-LEELA! Interestingly, Deepika has scored a hattrick of 100 crores, with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's GOLIYON KI RASLEELA RAM-LEELA starring Ranveer Singh alongside, entering the 100 crore club! While RACE 2 couldn't touch the 100 crore benchmark, it More »Deepika Padukone scores a hattrick of 100 crores with RAM-LEELA
After releasing the film's trailer in 3D, Aditya Chopra and Aamir Khan are set to do the unbelievable yet again. Industry insiders say that this is huge and a stroke of genius marketing strategy.Songs are a main stay of Bollywood films and a major marketing tool. All films put approximately 50 per cent of their television budget to promote music. However this year's biggest film DHOOM 3 will go against this trend. No songs from the film will be seen on television or internet More »Short song teasers for Katrina Kaif-Aamir Khan's DHOOM 3
The day has arrived when Ranveer Singh had to part with what has become synonymous with him, and has helped revive a lost trend, his beloved beard and moustache. However, as promised by Ranveer Singh at the GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA trailer launch, not Deepika Padukone but his GUNDAY co-star Arjun Kapoor did the honours.Ranveer had grown beard and moustache for his look in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA and was off-late seen flaunting it at all the More »Not Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor shaves Ranveer Singh's facial fuzz
Actor Sachiin Joshi, who would be seen sharing screen space with adult entertainment star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in Kaizad Gustad's film JACKPOT, recently felt that Sunny's presence in the film will definitely be an advantage.Sunny Leone is definitely a 'Jackpot',said Sachiin at the music launch of JACKPOT. He further added,Well, but then Sunny is a friend first and I am lucky to have got the opportunity to work with her.The actor also feels that the f More »Sachiin Joshi: Sunny Leone is definitely a 'Jackpot'
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Director R.S. Prasanna is using social networking platforms to create the right buzz for Tamil romantic-comedy "Kalyana Samayal Saadham", releasing Dec 6. He believes it's an effective marketing practice. But social media is a cheap and effective marketing technique because it helps create one-to-one communication with the audience about your film," Prasanna told IANS. "Kalyana Samayal Saadham" revolves around one big fat south Indian wedding. More »Social media effective film marketing tool: R.S. Prasanna
Well, Vishal had to call pack up mid way during his schedule owing to the protests by students of The Kashmir University in Hazratbal. Now, here is what actually happened: Vishal was shooting for a sequence in the above location that required silence. Vishal has however assured people of Kashmir that Haider would be a real depiction of the pain people have gone through in the past two decades. “I want to share the pain which the people of Kashmir have gone through in the last many years and I want to be very sensitive and honest about it as I strongly feel for it,” said a very emotional Bhardwaj. More »Truth Behind Vishal Bhardwaj And Haider