Fame attracts fame, and riches gravitate towards riches. The wealth at the disposal of Bollywood actresses is beyond imagination of the middle class salaried people like you and I. But the treasure placed at the feet of such goddesses when opulent businessmen, captivated in their charm, offer them their hearts are unreal.
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.
The Emmy award winning designer behind Game of Thrones, Michele Clapton, has developed an increasingly impressive repertoire in the past few years. The designer has faced one of her biggest challenges yet, highlighting through costume the descent of Westeros into Winter. The show is known for its strong female characters, do you purposefully try to empower women through dress?
Thanks to social media and the ever enthusiast paparazzi we have stayed abreast of the advancements in her life, if anyone has stolen her thunder, much to our delight its none other than the cherubic Taimur Ali Khan. Motherhood introduces a myriad changes in women, for Kareena, all of these changes have compounded to mold her into the best version of herself. Taimur, reminding many of the atrocious emperor that lived long ago, evoked sentiments no parents wish for their child.
If reports are to be believed Shah Rukh Khan will be paid a whopping Rs 30 crores for a week for his new show, Ted Talks: Ek nayi Soch, which is scheduled to be aired on Star Plus from September, this year.
If you’ve been on Google homepage today, you will know that today is the 44th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop music. Forty-four years ago, hip-hop was born at a party in the Bronx when DJ Kool Herc used two turntables to isolate and extend the breakbeat of a song, inspiring people to cut loose on the dance floor.
‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma makes for a fun watch. This is one served with a dash of humour and lots of travel. Imtiaz Ali well understands the complexities of a romantic relationship. For those of us who have had too much of Ali’s edgy and dark love stories, this one comes as a breath of fresh air. Rummana Ahmed reviews this complete entertainer.
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.
A lanky little 11 year old, what would come out of those feeble chords, thought many- but couldn’t shut my opened mouth for my jaw had fallen on the floor as she belted out a classical number perfected by none other than the very revered Lata Mangeshkar herself – who would dare to try the complicated notes of Sunio ji araj from Lekin, none other than Shreya Ghoshal. With Devdas completing 15 years last week, the precious discovery of Sa Re Ga Ma… has also completed 15 years in the industry. Here are 15 jewels from her unparalleled vocal chords.
Little Taimur is not even a year old, but has the media wrapped around his finger already.
“Mere paas maa hain”, that iconic line from the movie Dewaar, which became the subject of many jokes, since, epitomised the mother of yesteryear’s Bollywood – sacrificial, weepy, sometimes strong, but mostly made from the same mould. Cut to today and Bollywood’s love affair with its moms continues, albeit in a different avatar. Today’s mothers love the good life, are cheeky, fashionable and revengeful – as both Sridevi and Raveena Tandon showed in their recent films – Maa and Maatr, respectively.
The formal denial of the stars aside, Bollywood is a tough race, everyone is constantly striving to outdo the next. Excelling in this race often calls for changing tracks and our actors don’t mind leaping from one to another – we are talking movies – even it is in the middle of production.
From its introduction in the late 70s to early 90s, television was snubbed as the less glamorous younger sibling of the big screen. Only those who couldn’t make it to movies would feature in serials and hardly were looked as at celebs. The notion was shattered when Ekta Kapoor joined the business and remodelled the art of soap opera.
The obsession with cinema knows no limits, it is infinite; growing by the hour, expanding itself on the minds of cine goers from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Gandhinagar to Itanagar.
Love has never been afar from being a roller-coaster ride. But the highs and the lows are a li’l too appalling when the ones involved are celebrated by millions and their love-life, including the tussels and tangles, are always under the radar. Here are 7 celeb couples that had their fall out and found themselves at the receiving end of a hot slap right amidst public view.
The Prime Minister attracted over 50, 000 of young and old Indians, in the early hours of Wednesday to inhale some fresh air, stretch a little, bend some more and celebrate International Yoga Day at Lucknow’s Ramabai Ambedkar ground. Yoga, a heritage handed over to us by our ancestors, with its multitude of benefits is woven integrally into the fabric of Indian culture since the inception of Bharat. Unlike many cultures, we don’t get all worked up in the name of “Cultural Appropriation”.
From Nirupa Rai to Kirron Kher, mothers in Indian cinema have enjoyed a privilege like none other. Often, just like in reality, the emotion quotient in mothers surpasses that in fathers leaving very less screen time to the later.
Almost a decade ago as Sonam Kapoor graced the cover of Vogue magazine, Shobhaa De didn’t wait to tweet, “Sonam just doesn’t cut it in the sex appeal stakes”. In another equally mindless tweet, Shobha types, “Never understood what the beautiful, intense, sensitive Smita Patil saw in the Blabbering Babber. Maybe he fed her 12 rupee meals?” The tweet came off as an unsavory one as Smita Patil isn’t amongst us to provide a well-deserved retort to the author’s insensitive rant.
Yes, Aamir Khan is at it once again and all we hear of these days is Aamir dining with his Dangal discovery, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and following it up by sweating it out with – yet again – his “on screen” daughter. Now, I am not confirming an affair here, but I am not denying the possibilities of it either, for those who know Aamir, won’t list down the gym as his favorite place in the least. Pretty sure, you all recognize Fatima by her first name, here are more interesting facts about the actress which might have found a fan in Aamir.
They visited us everyday and filled our days with the amusing tales of their lives; our living rooms stand witness to the strong bond we once shared with these girls.
The trend of getting body parts insured, as I can tell from memory (because I want to give Google a break, and put my brain to work again), started with Jennifer Lopez and her famous posterior. It wasn’t too long before our very desi celebs took their body parts to the insurance agents and got them cover for a huge amount.
Chanced upon Vogue’s video, 73 questions with Priyanka Chopra the other day and was floored when as said, “Ghar ki bahut yaad aati hai”. Well Pri, yaad to humein bhi tumhari bahut aati hain. The way Pee Cee’s career is roaring in Hollywood, I wouldn’t be surprised if one fine morning she decides to settle down in Hollywood for good.
Karan Johar, the director: Being the son of a producer, Karan was obsessed with Bollywood right from childhood but was too embarrassed to admit in front of his ‘Malabar Hill’ friends as they used to look down upon Bollywood. During childhood and teenage, Yash Chopra, a family friend, was his favourite director.