Saturday, January 31

John Abraham graces GQ cover
One of the hottest hunks the bollywood features on the cover of lifestyle magazine GQ. Well, we are talking about John Abraham.
John Abraham-GQ
Once you look at the guy on the cover of GQ, you don’t really have to be a psychologist or a psychoanalyst to read John Abraham and his killer look that he is sporting on the cover of the recent issue of men's magazine GQ.

The photographs are absolutely marvellous and this hot hunk has given an interview which is less of an 'interview' and more of an inner-view of this man. One can get to know what ails John, his take on the 'most frustrating thing about dealing with the media', his motivation, his style and motors and the most sensitively sensational question 'Is John a one woman man?' To find more you may check this February issue of GQ.

Friday, January 30

Lara Dutta on the cover of Grazia
Bollywood actress Lara Dutta may not have had a single release last year barring a cameo in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and giving the voice-over for the animated flick Jumbo. However, the gorgeous beauty would be seen in quite a few films this year such as Billu Barber, Blue and Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai.
Lara Dutta-Grazia
Before setting the silver screen on fire, Lara is seen at her glamorous best as the cover-girl for fashion magazine “Grazia” in their January issue. The stunning beauty is seen in a chic burgundy colored dress and one look at her in this outfit and you will know why she was crowned "Miss Universe" few years back.

Thursday, January 29

Padma Shri Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Padma Shri Aishwarya RaiJanuary 26th brought another feather to bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai’s hat. This actress has been conferred the prestigious Padma Shri Award this year and the actress can’t help but feel honored.

“I am very thankful for the privilege. I am humbled by it. I thank the high officers of our country because this has been accorded to me by them and our fellow people. I hope to be able to live up to the promise of it. I am very grateful and will continue doing my best”, these were the words from the actress after receiving the honour.

Father-in-law and the rest of thefamily is equally elated at this achievement of Aishwarya Rai. “Aishwarya’s Padma decoration is the fifth in the family. My father received Padmabhushan, myself with (two) Padmashri and Padmabhushan and Jaya was receipient of Padmashri. Five Padma awardees in one family. God is generous and kind,” Big B has expressed his views in his blog.

Apart from Aishwarya Rai, Akshay Kumar was also the proud recipient of the Padma Shri, regarded as one of the top civilian honors in the country.

Akshay Kumar may not have won many awards in his illustrious career but this honor coming from the Govt. of India surely means a lot to the 'Kinng' of Bollywood. Akshay Kumar was awarded the Padma Shri by the Govt. of India for his contribution to cinema.

Besides Aishwarya and Akshay, veteran actress and dancing queen of yesteryears Helen was also bestowed with the Padma Shri for her contribution to art and cinema.

Other recipients of the Padma Shri award this year include, playback singers Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan, Ghazal singer Penaaz Masani and music composer Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
Erin Brokovich to honour Kareena Kapoor
Kareena KapoorOur Bebo aka Kareena Kapoor must be on cloud nine. If you thought that her film 3 Idiots with Aamir Khan could be the reason for being on cloud nine, then you are absolutely wrong. Kareena will now be presented an award for her contribution to art and cinema in February, by the world-renowned environmental activist Erin Brokovich. She is an American legal clerk and an environmentalist. You may also remember that the Hollywood hottie Julia Roberts had played the title of “Erin” in the Hollywood flick Erin Brokovich, which fetched Julia an award for the Best Actress.

To present the award to Kareena Kapoor, Erin Brokovich is reported to visit Mumbai.

Tuesday, January 27

Slumdog Millionaire wins Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 for best cast
The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out Sunday night, and Slumdog Millionaire took home the film ensemble award.

The nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on December 18th, 2008 and the ceremony took place on Sunday, January 25th, 2009.
Slumdog Millionaire-Screen Actors Guild Award
The stars of Slumdog Millionaire were named best cast in a movie at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is another Hollywood award for Slumdog Millionaire, which is set in Mumbai.

After winning awards at both the Critic's Choice and the Golden Globes, the film, directed by Danny Boyle, can now expect to add to its collection at the Oscars, having been nominated for ten categories.

Leading its cast to collect The Screen Actors Guild trophy, actor Anil Kapoor said: "It was already enough to be nominated, to win this is unbelievable, it is unbelievable." He thanked Boyle before dedicating the award to the child stars of the movie.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards was given to Slumdog Millionaire for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

The Star Cast for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is following:
*RUBINA ALI — Youngest Latika
*IRRFAN KHAN — Police Inspector
*MADHUR MITTAL — Oldest Salim
*DEV PATEL — Older Jamal
*FREIDA PINTO — Older Latika

Dev Patel, the 18-year-old British star of Slumdog Millionaire was also nominated for the best supporting actor title, but lost out to the late actor Health Ledger.

Monday, January 26

Aishwarya Rai among Top 50 Most Desirable Woman in World
Former Miss World and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has made it to the list of “Top 50 Most Desirable Woman in the World”.

The annual poll asks readers to select their ideal mate based on intelligence, charisma and ambition.

Eva Mendes has topped the poll, with Megan Fox coming second and Marisa Miller landing the third spot.

Keeley Hazell stood fourth and Anne Hathway rounded off the top five.

Aishwarya Rai was placed 48th, ahead of Karolina Kurkova and Beyonce.

The Top 50 Most Desirable Woman are: Aishwarya Rai
1 Eva Mendes
2 Megan Fox
3 Marisa Miller
4 Keeley Hazell
5 Anne Hathaway
6 Alessandra Ambrosio
7 Scarlett Johansson
8 Rihanna
9 Kristen Bell
10 Kate Beckinsale
11 Heidi Klum
12 Emmanuelle Chriqui
13 Halle Berry
14 Brooke Burke
15 Jessica Alba
16 Jessica Biel
17 Selita Ebanks
18 Monica Bellucci
19 Adriana Lima
20 Cheryl Cole
21 Doutzen Kroes
22 Evangeline Lilly
23 Lucy Pinder
24 Bianca Beauchamp
25 Penelope Cruz
26 Charlize Theron
27 Mila Kunis
28 Gisele Bundchen
29 Keira Knightley
30 Olga Kurylenko
31 Isla Fisher
32 Misa Campo
33 Denise Milani
34 Bar Refaeli
35 Christina Aguilera
36 Summer Glau
37 Layla Kayleigh
38 Katy Perry
39 Stacy Keibler
40 Odette Yustman
41 Hayden Panettiere
42 Angelina Jolie
43 Zoe Saldana
44 Sara Varone
45 Eva Longoria
46 Miranda Kerr
47 Carrie Underwood
48 Aishwarya Rai
49 Karolina Kurkova
50 Beyonce

Sunday, January 25

Sajid Khan signs Lara Dutta for Housefull
Lara DuttaHeyy Babyy was a smash hit. After delivering Heyy Babyy, Sajid Khan announced that his next directorial venture Housefull would star Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, and Deepika Padukone besides two more leading ladies. Soon the super-sexy Jiah Khan was also added to the star-cast and a hunt for the third and final leading lady was on.

A lot of names of top Bollywood beauties such as Genelia D'Souza, Vidya Balan etc did the rounds but now after months of speculation by the media, now it has been revealed that the lady in question is none other than Lara Dutta. Yes, Lara has been signed for Housefull.

With an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan, expect the “Houseull” boards when this film hits the screens later this year.

Saturday, January 24

Suneil Shetty becomes brand ambassador for Ford Endeavour
Suneil ShettySuneil Shetty has been roped in by Ford India to endorse their new SUV- the Endeavour.

The company rolled out its advertisement campaign on the 23rd of Jan, which features the actor. It can be noted that Suneil has always had a passion for cars and hence being appointed as the brand ambassador for Ford India's SUV is a dream come true for him.

Apparently the car makers have roped in Suneil as the brand ambassador for Ford Endeavour as he truly embodies all the brand attributes such as style, power, success, performance and adventure.

Friday, January 23

10 Oscar nominations for Slumdog Millionaire
The much talked about movie Slumdog Millionaire has got ten nominations at official Academy Awards nominations 2009.
Slumdog Millionaire
The following are the categories under which Slumdog Millionaire is nominated at the 2009 Academy Awards:

Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Directing
Achievement in Film Editing
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song - Jai Ho)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song - O Saya)
Achievement in Best Motion Picture of the Year
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Achievement in Adapted Screenplay

Slumdog Millionaire becomes the second film after the Brad Pitt starrer, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with ten or more than ten nominations at the 2009 Oscars. Now that's what we call an achievement. The director of Slumdog Millionaire is a British, the lead actor Dev Patel is an Indian-Brit but the story is Indian, the backdrop is Mumbai, the music is Indian and the other lead actors and supporting cast are Indians.

What's more interesting and exciting is the fact that our very own team of Bollywood will grace the red carpet at the awards. Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and Freida Pinto. But the man who will lead our national flag is going to be A.R.Rahman. The musical genius has won himself three nominations from the ten listed. Rahman has been nominated for the original score for Slumdog Millionaire with one nomination and for original song with two nominations ('Jai Ho' and 'O Saya').

The Academy Awards will be announced on February 22, Sunday.
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Geeta Basra to make music video debut
Geeta BasraGeeta Basra has done only two films in her career so far, but her performance in both the films didn't go unnoticed. Whether it was Dil Diya Hai or The Train, Geeta got appreciation for her contrasting acts. If she was a simple NRI girl next door in Dil Diya Hai, she played the part of seductress with aplomb in The Train.

Now, close to one and a half year after the release of The Train, Geeta is ready to face the camera again. Though this won't be for a film shoot, she is still excited enough because after a lot of persuasion, she has consented to be a part of a music video.

Directed by Colossus, the outfit run by video directors Ajay and Lovel Arora, the video is pasteurized on Geeta and a new male model named Rahul.

The video is being pasteurized for a song by popular singer Sukhshinder Shinda who also features in the video. A well-known UK based Bhangra producer and artist; he has worked on over 200 albums while producing numerous hit songs in last couple of decades.

Thursday, January 22

Madhur Bhandarkar signs Mugdha Godse for Jail
Mugdha Godse has been signed by Madhur Bhandarkar to play the main female lead in Jail. And Mugdha is ecstatic to be a part of Jail and has started preparing for the role.

Accordng to Madhur Bhandarkar who would be starting the film's shoot in February, "Yes, Mugha Godse has been signed for Jail. She really impressed me in Fashion and it was only right that I bring her in as a female lead in my next film. She is paired opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh."
Mugdha Godse
Mugha has a 3 film deal with Percept Picture Company and Jail would kick start her engagement with the production house. Incidentally, the film is a co-production of Percept Picture Company and Bhandarkar Entertainment.

Mugdha was noticed for her glamour quotient as well as acting potential in Fashion. About her role in Jail, Bhandarkar says, "She would be having a semi-glam look in the film. That's all I can say for now because anything more would only end up revealing the plot. At the moment, it would just suffice to say that Mugdha is not there in the film just for glamour value but she is also critical to the film's plot."

For Mugdha, it's a great start for things to follow because she has been paired with one of the most promising newcomers around, Neil Nitin Mukesh.

Wednesday, January 21

Deepika Padukone in headlines once again
She started her bollywood career with “Om Shanti Om”. Well, I am talking about Deepika Padukone. The gorgeous and dusky actress Deepika Padukone grabbed headlines and came into limelight from her very first film, “Om Shanti Om”. The actress paired opposite Shahrukh Khan in the movie. She proved herself as a fine actress who can give competition to top notch actresses of Bollywood.
Deepika Padukone
This hot actress is now grabbing headlines once again for her role in “Chandni Chawk To China”, which is scheduled to be released on January 23. This time she has paired with Bollywood Hit Kumar aka Akshay Kumar. The babe is sizzling in the movie and looks damn sexy with her chinese looks. She's got a double surprize for her fans. Yes, Deepika plays double role in the movie.

“Chandni Chowk To China” is based upon Indo-China fusion flick and is expected to be a blockbuster.
Sayali Bhagat on cover of Hair
Sayali Bhagat-Hair
Sayali Bhagat debuted in the year 2007. The stunner made her debut opposite 'Serial-Kisser' Emraan Hashmi in The Train. However the movie couldn’t do well at the box office, Sayali got noticed for her gorgeous looks and fabulous figure.

Now Sayali is to be seen as the cover-girl of fashion and style magazine “Hair”. This former Miss India is a big name in the modeling world and is now looking forward to make a mark in filmdom too.

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