These little actors had once won us over with their cuteness. While repeated telecasts of old films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, and Sooryavanshi in Zee Cinema and Sony leave me nostalgic, I often end up wondering, what exactly are these kids doing nowadays.
When I first heard about Karan Johar launching Sridevi’s elder daughter, I rolled my eyes, “oh.. There goes another episode of nepotism”. Oddly, regardless of the designer ensembles, bestowed upon her by the Manish Malhotras and Sabyasachis of the fashion world, I never found her to be a star material. Janhvi Kapoor has qualities I do not see in many women of her age.
When we think of lavish shooting locations in Bollywood movies, lush green mountains of Switzerland or the concrete jungles of the US is what we imagine. But there are times when, to stay true to the fabric of a storyline, movies are shot in the homes of our famous celebs from B-town.
We all cheered for Mary Kom as she bagged prestigious laurels for the country and showered equal – if not more – love to the bio pic made on her. While Priyanka did an amazing job essaying the athelete, I would have loved the movie a bit more had the producers cast a north eastern actor to play her part.
With the rise of a gazillion make-up gurus on YouTube, this little daily routine of women around the globe has now grown to be recognized as a legit art form, a much-sought-after one at that. Beauty gurus are earning insane money from their online videos and have mustered up quite the fan following. Now its one thing to look beautiful, but a whole new form of artistry to transform oneself into a new person in every next video. That is exactly what Smitha D, an Indian make-up artist based out of the US does with her craft.
Raise your hand if you are livid about the unfortunate remake of Madhuri Dixit’s epic rendition of ek…do…teen…. Yeppp, me too. Talk about slaughtering perfection!
Love is a beautiful thing; but one thing dangerous about it is, it’s blind and at times silly too. When the heart has its hands on the wheel of your life, the brain is often made to take the back seat – might sound romantic, fancy and fairy tale- esque – but nah! Not that brilliant an idea to pursue, for when the alarm goes off, the reality we wake up to isn’t as pleasant as the dream we were in, just a short while back.
Rani Mukherji and Ranbir Kapoor were clicked together by the shutterbugs at a pandal on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. Rani and Ranbir smiled and hugged each other as they met. While Rani looked stunning in a beige sari with a bright orange blouse.
Ranbir Kapoor turned a year older. And Bollywood stars came to party with the Kapoor grandson at his bachelor pad. Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Sidharth Malhotra and other stars were spotted arriving for the bash.
To be involved in philanthropic activities and supporting social causes is not new among the dwellers of tinsel town; some of them, however, take the cause of social welfare to new heights, and in the process the often carve out a way to life for years after they are gone.
Music and dance have been an inevitable part of Indian movies since its very inception. Though in yesteryears the major numbers were performed by special dancers like Helen, the term item girl was not coined until Malaika Arora climbed up the roof of a moving train and gave us all the feels.
While promoting her upcoming movie, Vivegam, the 25-year-old filled in the reporter on her religion conversion. Kamal Hassan’s younger daughter, moved by its teachings and principles, adopted Buddhism.
Notorious as an industry swamped in jealously and rivalry woven into its fabric, Bollywood seldom gets credit for the lifelong strong friendships that have formed and evolved under its umbrella. Being the first Sunday of August, as we all tie that bright band around our BFF’s wrist, click to know about 11 BFF jodies of Bollywood.
Its a weird weird world – this film industry, I tell you. Don’t let them fool you with these beautiful faces and hearty smiles that easily conceal those real feelings they harbour deep within. You may smile ear to ear and feign as much cordiality – but we know you can’t stand each other one bit.
These actresses are your ideal daughter-in-law, sister-in-law or wife – Oh, the ever so sacrificing woman of India, the manifestation of familial virtues that would submit to every brutality presented to her by life to uphold the dignity of marriage and relationship. Honestly though, all that self-deprivation looks fine on screen, not so great in real life. For when the blow strikes your face, ladies, retiring to the kitchen and shedding tears in silence isn’t the best choice. Learn the art of life from your favourite telly actresses who combated domestic violence and dealt with it.
I heard someone saying, the two things that any and every Indian hold closest to their hearts are Maa, and Cinema. It’s only obviously that the compound of the two has to be magical. Mothers have been painted in many colors on the India silver screen.
Bollywood celebrated the festival of colours yesterday in true filmy style. Shabana Azmi and Ekta Kapoor threw grand parties – TV channel Zoom threw a Holi bash as well and all your favourite stars were spotted. Here is a glimpse.
Bollywood has fueled many romantic bonfires, not only the ones onscreen, but off screen as well. Some failed the test of time while others flourished into celebrated marriages. But somewhere between these courtships and grand weddings, lie beautiful and heartwarming scenes when the big question is popped. We have, for you, an account of some of the most romantic proposals of B’town that would make you go ‘Awwwww’
Not only is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Hollywood’s highest-paid actor, he’s also the “Sexiest Man Alive.” People Magazine crowned the actor with this year’s title, making him the first person of colour to win the award in 20 years. The only other men of colour who won the award were Denzel Washington in 1996 and Keanu Reeves, who has native Hawaiian and Chinese ancestry on his father's side, in 1994.
Alia Bhatt is beautiful – no doubts, she gets all the guys that chulll thing (whatever it means) – well okay.. I also agree that the Kala Chashma does magic on Katrina’s gora mukhra, and these ladies know how to shake it and make any song the party anthem of the nation. But can we all just agree that the OG of Bollywood dancing is none but Madhuri Dixit? No?
Indians can be bickering and quarreling with each other round the year – but nobody should test their patriotism when an external enemy hovers around India’s borders. You challenge us, good neighbors, and trust us, we are not South Indians, North Indians, East or West Indians. We abandon all these directional prefixes from our identity and become Indians – at least during such times. We are also a nation driven and motivated largely by our movies –and so, from time to time, our favorite stars occupy the silver screen donning the Olive Pride.
When it comes to sharing screen space with new comers even the biggest names in Bollywood get apprehensive. On interviews, Shah Rukh Khan has often mentioned how directors struggled to find him a heroine, because no one showed confidence in a no-name, no-filmy-khandan boy from Delhi. King Khan, however, isn’t one to forget the struggle even after attaining everything and more than what any actor can dream of. So, when time came for him to stand abreast new comers, assuring no one goes through what he dealt with, he welcomed every role opposite new comers with opened arms.
While most of us associate domestic violence to the lives of regular unprivileged women in third world countries, the rude truth is, even the powerhouses in an advanced industry like Hollywood have gone through real tough time being involved in unhealthy relationships. The ordeal these 10 ladies have gone through, we hope, no one else is put through ever.