Bollywood 2007: SRK double whammy saved the day (Yearender)
Bollywood's fortunes swung like a wild pendulum. The industry was buffeted by a slew of potential blockbusters that fell way short of trade expectations. Movies by biggies Shah Rukh khan, Mani Ratnam, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee and others
Visa denial to Indian girl ruins Xmas party in Canadian town
The denial of visa to a Varanasi girl by the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi has ruined the Christmas party of her foster parents in Hamilton city near Toronto.
Indian films ready for journey beyond diaspora
The billion-dollar Indian film industry is reinventing itself to get the maximum out of digital proliferation in the mass media. And the role model is Hollywood.Efforts are on to work out a two-edit format for Indian films, especially those from Bollywood that are distributed abroad.
I see life differently after 'Jhalak': Urmila Matondkar (Interview)
Urmila Matondkar has been pretty much off the media radar in recent months. Her time has been consumed primarily by her first major television stint - as a judge on reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa - which she seems to have enjoyed to the hilt.
Ekta merges top two soaps for yearend specials
It's the annual mega merger of the two top rated soaps on Indian television. Ekta Kapoor has brought Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki together in two one-hour special episodes this month.
Controversies confirm my importance: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who has got a clean chit from the Allahabad High Court in a case pertaining to fraudulent allotment of government land to him in Uttar Pradesh, says he relishes controversies as they confirm his importance.
Aamir steals the show at 'Taare Zameen Par' premiere
He arrived quite late for the premiere of Taare Zameen Par, his first film as director, but when Aamir Khan entered the foyer he was greeted with oohs and aahs and fans' cheering shouts. Shweta Bachchan, Prasoon Joshi, Bina Ramani and Chetan Sheth attended
Tamil film stars set to dazzle Kaula Lumpur
Star night in Malaysia and Singapore, Among the tamil films stars, the participants will include Vijay, Vikram, Suriya, Madhavan, Dhanush, Simbhu and Sarath. Actresses Trisha, Namitha, Sneha, Bhavana and Simran takes part in the Star nite
Two mavericks call for a star-free film industry
One makes his films in Hollywood, the other in Bollywood. But both Jagmohan Mundhra and Sudhir Mishra say they want a future where the director and the script should be the boss, not the stars.
Moss tries to stop ex from revealing romance in film
Supermodel Kate Moss is trying to stop ex-boyfriend rocker Pete Doherty from talking about her their romance in a documentary.
Houston's divorce put on hold
Singer Whitney Houston's divorce from Bobby Brown has been put on hold after the latter fell out with his lawyer.
Diaz, Blanchett and Bosworth top style queen list
Actresses Cameron Diaz, Cate Blanchett and Kate Bosworth have topped a new poll held to find style queens
Hanks replies to insulting mail, if not anonymous
Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks always replies to negative feedback posted by on his website if the senders give their real names.
Kidman's kids call Holmes 'mom'
Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman's children call Katie Holmes mom
Simpsons makers recreate Pink Floyd's 'Animals'
The creators of The Simpsons Movie have recreated the cover of Pink Floyd's 1997 album Animals as a promotional feature for their soon to be released DVD.
Sushmita Sen falls foul of 'culture-police' in Tamil Nadu
Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen is the latest star in the crosshairs of culture cops in Tamil Nadu. Last year, actors Khushboo, Shilpa Shetty and Reema Sen had been dragged to court.
Indian viewers need regulation of media content: Dasmunsi (Interview)
Indian viewers certainly need regulation of media and entertainment content and it would help matters if industry itself comes up with a code, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi.
Shakira touched by song of girl orphaned by Sidr
Jamie LynnPop singer Shakira was moved when a Bangladeshi girl orphaned by last month's cyclone Sidr sang Mother, wherever you are, write to me
Britney Spears' 16-year-old sister pregnant
Jamie Lynn Spears, the 16-year old sister of Britney Spears, is pregnant. The budding TV star, who plays a schoolgirl in the kids' TV series Zoey 101, told OK magazine that she was 12 weeks pregnant and planned to have the baby.
The atmosphere on 'Taare...' was democratic: Tisca Chopra
She is a big fan of Aamir Khan and as much in love with acting as the actor himself. But what impressed actor Tisca Chopra the most was the superstar's command over the cinematic language and the democratic atmosphere on the sets of Taare Zameen Par
Pay Rs.10 mn for Shah Rukh as celebrity guest
Invite Shah Rukh khan to your home as guest and pay Rs 1 Crore. Koena Mitra, Shefali Zariwala, Priti Jhangiyani, Payal Rohtagi, Neha Kakkar, Sanobar and Mandira Bedi charge between Rs.500,000-Rs.700,000 to perform at marriage ceremonies.
'Shantaram' is definitely on: Mira Nair
In addition to Johnny Depp and Amitabh Bachchan, I'd confirmed Irrfan Khan in a major role, and Konkona Sen for one big dramatic scene, talks with Prabhu Deva, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade going on for Shantaram film
Shah Rukh fails to make it to summit
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan failed to make it to the 'Focus 2007: Global Summit on Entertainment and Media' here Wednesday, disappointing many invitees.
Katrina is done with laugh-a-riot films
Actress Katrina Kaif has had a blast doing comedy films but now thinks it's time to move on. Abbas-Mustan's 'Race' in January 2008 'Rock Star' with Imtiaz and a film with ranbir
Salman sketches Aseem Merchant
Actor Aseem Merchant, who's shooting in Hyderabad for producer Boney Kapoor's yet untitled action film, got the surprise of his life from his co-star Salman Khan.
Vishal impressed with Meghna's work in 'Dus Kahaniyaan'
For writer-director Vishal Bharadwaj, Gulzar is a father figure and Gulzar's daughter Meghna the kid sister he never had. And Vishal is more than just impressed with her work in the episodic film Dus Kahaniyaan
Jane Fonda, 70, still stirring controversy
Movie star, fitness guru and activist Jane Fonda has aged but remained consistent in all the things that matter to her.
In gloom of winter, cinema prospects brighten
When the dark, gloomy days of the North American winter set in each year, US movie lovers often find a brighter view inside their local cinemas.
Is Aishwarya pregnant?
Is there a Salim on the way? Actress Aishwarya Rai, Jodha Bai of the period epic Jodhaa-Akbar, is enjoying the speculation about her pregnancy in the media. And she refuses to rise to the bait.
Gauri Khan: Vogue's latest cover girl
Shah Rukh Khan wife Gauri khan Stepping into the domain of the super models, Gauri features as the cover girl of Vogue's next Indian edition.
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