Saturday, January 30, 2010

Katrina Kaif to sport a bikini for ‘Dostana 2′

Katrina Kaif made her Bollywood debut with ‘Boom’. The film bombed at the box-office, but Katrina created stirs with her hot skin show for the flick. Nevertheless, her career soared high slowly and of late, she has refrained from much exposure in her recent films.

But as she is set to exude appeal for ‘Dostana 2’, she will don a bikini for the film. Priyanka Chopra had impressed everyone with her goldne bikini in ‘Dostana’ and now, Manish Malhotra is designing Katrina’s beach wear and selecting the colors that suits her the most.

Dostana 2 will have Katrina in a more sexy look than her cute look which she has been seen with in her recent flicks.

Bollywood shines at Shreyas Talpade birthday bash

There was double reason for Shreyas Talpade to celebrate at Kino Cottage amidst the glamour and glitter of Bollywood fraternity and media. The occasion was his birthday as well as the pre-release party of his original debut film “The Hangman’. The party was thrown in by his better half Deepti Talpade along with producer of “The Hangman’ Bipin Patel.

Among the eminent Bollywood beauties attending the party were Amrita Rao in a tiny strapless black dress, gorgeous Mugdha Godse and Celina Jaitley in jeans and boots. The other attendees of the party were Suniel Shetty, Tusshar Kapoor, Sohail Khan, David Dhawan, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Javed Jaffrey, Rohit Shetty, Vatsal Sheth, Vikram Chopra and Piyu Sheth. The party went on till wee hours with the guests dancing the night away.

Bollywood stars in ‘Phir Mile Sur’

‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ had created stirs 22 years back as it exuded the essence of unity and nationality of India. This year, as India completes 60 years of its Republic, the song has been re-created as ‘Phir Mile Sur’ featuring more than 60 known personalities, including actors Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Juhi Chawla. In all, the song features 22 superstars, 18 musicians, 13 artistes and singers and 15 other known personalities. The song has been composed by jazz artists Louis and Geno Banks.

The earlier version of the song featured vocalists Bhimsen Joshi and Balamurali Krishna, sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, tabla maestros Allah Rakha and Zakir Hussain, sportsmen Narendra Hirwani and Prakash Padukone and film personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Lata Mangeshkar, Mithun Chakraborty, Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Kamal Haasan, Sharmila Tagore, Tanuja and Waheeda Rehman.

Amitabh Bachchan, who released this album, expresses his gratitude and says, “I was part of the old Mile Sur… and now yet again I am fortunate to be part of this one. We have integrated many tunes together and that’s precisely the message of this video.” Featuring in the video is well known musician Sivamani, who says, “I wanted to do something unique for this so I started playing drums on water. This has never been done by any artist.

Abhi-Ash at Boman Irani’s 25 wedding anniversary bash

Boman Irani is one actor who has gathered praise and critical acclaim from all and sundry alike for his acting skills. So, when the very talented actor threw a bash to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary, all his well-wishers made it a point to turn up and brighten up the evening. Among all the guests, the couple who made its presence felt was the Junior Bachchan along with his pretty wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The Iranis served delicious Parsi food for the guests and the party was a big success.

Boman is currently busy with his next movie in which he is set to play a character not too different from Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. The comedy “Fruit and Nut” tells the story of Harry Holkar, an aging Maharaja of Mumbai who lives in a mansion with young, sexy ladies.

Check out the pics from the event.

Preity Zinta gets stuck in the toilet at airport

On her Twitter page, Bollywood actress and IPL team owner Preity Zinta recounts how she got stuck in a toilet at the Delhi airport for about 10 minutes. She was there to catch her flight to Mumbai. The toilet door got jammed and finally, Preity had to jump off the wall to get out.
Recounts Preity, “Spent 10 minutes stuck in the toilet at the airport…Finally had to climb the wall and jump over… People were calling out my name. Thought I was going to die as I am claustrophobic. Pulled a muscle in my arm but did provide entertainment to all.”
“Being a tomboy when I was younger definitely helped. Trying to climb a wall is never easy. Phew! Happy to go home now,” she added.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Rakhi Sawant threatens Censor Board with a ‘Bhookh Hartaal’

Rakhi Sawant and controversies go hand-in-hand. So, when Rakhi Sawant comes up with her first production venture under her banner Faith Inc., something or the other had to crop up. It went as such that censor board has objections to the word ‘Kamini’ in the song ‘Bhoot’ from IshQ Bector’s album. However, Rakhi is in no mood to do away with the word. Instead, she has given a week’s time to Censor Board and has threatened to go on a ‘Bhookh Hartaal’, if they do not give in.
Rakhi says, “I’ll wait for a week and then I go on a bhookh hartaal in front of the Censor office. I’ve sent a legal notice to the Censor Board. This is the first time something like this has happened. The members of the Board have done me an injustice by deleting the word ‘kamini’ from my song. Dharmendra has been saying the word ‘kaminey’ for years. Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey came, were they asleep? If Rakhi Sawant sings Kamini Tera Bhoot Chad Gaya Re, they get stung. The song has been produced by my company Faith Inc. and I’m being damaged.”
Questioning about the vulgarity of the word ‘Kamini’ she says, “Kyon? In the trailers of Ishqiya they show Vidya Balan punch-drunk on television, and that too in a saree. Is that allowed in our culture? Ladkiyan khule-aam choli utaar rahi hai.
What was Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai? What were they asking? We all know what’s behind the choli. If that can be air played for years why can’t my song be telecast?
In serials, we have men dragging their wives by their hair muttering. ‘Kamini main tujhe chodunga nahin.’ No one pays any attention. Why point a finger at me? Stop all the malpractice on television and I too will shut up.”
This is the first time, someone has challeneged censor board with a ‘Bhookh Hartaal’, but talking about Rakhi, we aren’t much surprised. Are we?

Celebrity Nicole Richie Blonde Hairstyles

Nicole Richie has been infamous as far as having an orange brass blonde colour of her locks has been concerned. The part on the left side of her forehead is seen in approximately all her images, no matter what hairstyle she has made on her head. It is certain that she has adopted many hairstyles over several years, which include ponytail, wavy hair, braids and hair with the wings. Today, hairstyles have become more inside the area of sexy, however still they continue to keep a trendy part of Nicole’s life.

A natural look has been pleasing for Nicole Richie and a loss of extensions is not missed by most that also includes her celebrity hair stylist. Since her separation from Paris Hilton, she has gone through several significant changes. Not only she has lost a considerable amount of weight, she has also thrown away her hair extensions for more growth naturally.

The bangs continue to be swept to the left side but the whole new hairstyle appears to be saying something about softness and romance, which was not such before. The shorter hairstyle seems to be much more pleasing on her and the layers has been perfect thereby giving a mature yet modern look.

Celebrity Russell Brand's Latest Cool Mens Hairstyle

Russell Brand is one of Britain’s best loved comedians. His wily ways and crazy hair has had many people talking and despite the recent controversy over some of his radio show ideas that has landed him in a little bit of hot water, he is still loved and adored by many fans.

Russell Brand has very often been commented on for his wacky dress sense and his more than crazy hair and when he turned up for the Late Show with David Letterman, the famous hair was still intact, despite rumors that he was reportedly going to chop it all off. Classically back combed to within an inch of its life, any woman would have looked on at his hair with shock and horror but instead of forcing women to run away as fast as they can in the other direction, it would appear that Russell Brand’s hair seems to have become quite a hit with the ladies.

His hair is shoulder length, well shoulder length with all of the backcombing; it is not really known what his hair looks like without the wacky style. Most men wouldn’t admit it, but they all seem to love long hair and this is something that Russell definitely has on his side.

Despite the fact that he looks scruffy and rather unkempt, it is almost reminiscent of the look adorned by Johnny Depp in the hit films “Pirates of the Caribbean” which is perhaps why it has been so well received.

Celebrity Rose Byrne Hairstyles

Rose Byrne, star of such films as “28 Weeks Later” and “The Dead Girl” has recently finished her filming her latest film, “Knowing” alongside Nicholas Cage in which she attended the premiere in New York just recently. A stunning girl with such a pretty face, she is the epitome of grace and beauty and the fact that she has been nominated for such awards as Golden Globes and the Australian Film Institute, it would appear that she is still just a down to earth girl.

Rose did not look like any ordinary girl at the premiere of her latest film however. Stood next to the great actor, Nicholas Cage, she looked every inch the natural beauty that Hollywood simply adores and with a hairstyle that was both simple and elegant, she could have played the leading lady in any number of films up until now.

The front of her hair were not cut into bangs as the latest Hollywood female celebrities are opting for these days, but pulled back from her face to show her naturally dark eyes. The rest of her hair was delicately curled into very loose waves that on some people would have swamped, but on the gorgeous Rose, looked fabulous and graceful.

The whole look was teamed with a rather filly edged pink dress with no visible signs of accessories and to be quite frank, many of today’s most prestigious stars could have taken a leaf out of this young actresses book, learning how to be graceful and elegant while still looking good at a red carpet event.

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston Hairstyles

With all of the female celebrities strutting their stuff on the red carpets these days, it can be hard to notice the guys all dressed up in their fancy gear.

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston Hairstyles

Owen Wilson is one of the men that certainly stands out from the crowd and for a rather strange reason for a man. It is not because of his wild party ways or random dress sense but actually to do with his head of wonderful looking hair.

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston Hairstyles

Generally, Owen wears his hair at a medium length. Although on women the length may be fairly short, on men it is certainly longer than the rest of the leading men. It also suits all manner of styles from wavy to straight and he has even chucked in a few shorter hairstyles along the way.

Owen Wilson Latest Hairstyles

It was the premiere of “Marley and Me” that had him looking his best with a full head of hair that was slightly wavy and almost beach head in nature, but it was a look that suited him perfectly and had many female fans drooling.

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston Hairstyles

Owen usually has light and feathery bangs to complete his look which perhaps is a trick to deflect from his very famous and rather prominent nose. Just falling at eyebrow levels, these bangs have been a regular appearance on many red carpets and although gives him the casual and laidback surfer look, also looks remarkably good with a shirt and tie!

New Celebrity Bob Hairstyles Trends

One of the hottest versions of the classic bob is the inverted bob with many celebrities shaping their hair into this chin-length style. Staying true to the short haircut made popular by the 1920’s version of liberated women or “flappers.” It was invented by Antoine, a Parisian hairdresser in 1909 who was inspired by the story of “Joan of Arc.”

Today this hairstyle is worn mostly by women, with the cut shorter in the back and chin length sections of hair in the front. But men joined in the fun in the 1970’s wearing the hair cut short with a longer section of hair falling between the chin and the ears.

With many women loving to wear their hair like the celebrities, recently the inverted bob has received more attention due to the posh bob or “pob” hairstyle of Victoria Beckham, who created the look from the concave bob.

What makes this hairstyle so popular is that it works for almost every type of hair and face shape. This angled bob hairstyle that’s very funky with a stylish twist: the hair is fabulously graduated in the back accented with long, textured front layers.

You can give your bob more height and fullness at the top or enhance your bob with bangs, parts, curls and flips. The popularity of this haircut can be measured by the number of celebrities along with Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham that are choosing it as their favourite “do” including Katie Holmes, Rihanna, Ellen Barkin and Hayden Panettiere.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I can never wear a bikini: Zarine Khan

While Zarine Khan is getting major attention thanks to her good performance in Veer, the girl is taking the steps slowly in the right direction.
Zarine who was seen wearing fully covered dresses in Veer, is open to wearing modern clother for her upcoming movies.
She says, “I am more than willing to do so. What I am sure about though is that I would never be able to wear a bikini. That’s because I am constantly thinking that I am fat, I am fat, I am fat. Till the time this voice reverberates inside my head, I will always be apprehensive.”
Adding more about her weight she says, “I’m very conscious about my weight. In fact, during my school and college days, I used to weigh as much as 100 kilos. It’s only now that I weigh a lot lesser. I want to play all kinds of roles and get into the kind of attire that a Hindi film heroine is required to wear.
“However, before that I will have to get rid of all the excess weight that I currently have on me. It’s just a few more pounds to go and after that it should all be well.”
“Whatever role that I consent to play, it has to be done with dedication. However, I’m a new entrant and there are so many established actresses who are taking the size zero route. Obviously, I can’t beat them due to my body structure, but I wish to get into shape to the best of my ability.”
Good luck for your weight loss Zarine.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kangana Ranaut has reasons to celebrate

Kangana Ranaut seems to be on seventh heaven as she wins the National award for best supporting actress in Fashion at the 56th National awards announced on Saturday.

An elated Kangana said, “There’s a mini-celebration in my house, though my parents were crying when they heard about it. At 23 I seem to have cracked the highest cultural award for the country. What more can I do? I should just pack up and go back to my home in Himachal now with my parents.”
Not only her parents, but her fans too are overjoyed at her achievement. In fact, a Delhi-based fan of hers, Sameer, sent her a huge gift hamper to congratulate her for her National Award win. The hamper contained three boxes – one that had 22 wine bottles, one with 22 cakes of different types and sizes, and one with 22 accessories like earrings, bangles, bracelets, etc.
Attached to the gift hamper was a note from the fan which read, “22 because you are 22-year-old and a National Award is no mean achievement at such a young age.”
What more can a 22 year old actress ask for?

Aamir Khan & A R Rahman chosen for Padma Bhushan

The most prestigious civilian awards, the Padma awards 2010, have been announced and Bollywood has indeed made its presence felt here too. Of the total 130 awardees, 6 are Padma Vibhushan, 43 Padma Bhushan, and 81 Padma Shri. The award winners include Ilayaraja, Aamir Khan and AR Rahman for Padma Bhushan, and Rekha, Arundhati Nag, Resul Pokutty and Saif Ali Khan for Padma Shri.

Aamir Khan, who at present is in the US for the Sundance Film Festival, said it was “wonderful” to be chosen for the honour and thanked his fans and well wishers for their support.

He expressed his joy saying, “The first thing that comes to my mind is my mother’s smiling face. This has been a good day for me. My film ‘Peepli Live’ gets superb response at the Sundance Film Festival and then I receive this wonderful news of getting Padma Bhushan. I wish I was back home right now.”

Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra bags the best actress national award for ‘Fashion’

The 56th National Film Awards on Saturday, handed over as many as 13 awards to Bollywood. However, the Bengali film ‘Antaheen’ stole the show by winning the best feature film award and three more awards.
Priyanka Chopra bagged in the best actress award and Kangana Ranaut got the best supporting actress honour, both for Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Fashion’. Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Rock On’ got the best Hindi film award and actor Arjun Rampal won the best supporting actor award for the same film.

The Indira Gandhi award for the Best debut film of a director went to Neeraj Pandey’s ‘A Wednesday’, Yash Raj Films’ ‘Roadside Romeo’ bagged award in the best animation film category. Dibakar Banerjee’s satirical ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ was awarded the best popular film award.

The award for best direction has gone to Bala for Tamil film Naan Kadauul, while the best actor is Upendra Limaye for Marathi film Jogva.

Vindu Dara Singh’s wife sizzles in bikini for Cloud Nine Calendar

Vindu Dara Singh may have created nationwide stir after winning the season 3 of the reality show ‘Big Boss’, but his better half, wife Russian model Dina Umarova, wins everyone by her stunning pics in bikini for the 2010 Cloud Nine calendar of the famous fashion photographer Manish Chaturvedi.

Last year, the calendar was shot in Mahabaleshwar. This year, the setting was the sun-kissed beaches of Naigaon (on the outskirts of Mumbai).

Vindu Dara Singh had been earlier married to the Bollywood actress Farah, the elder sister of actress Tabu. They have since divorced and have a son Fateh Randhawa.

After 7 years of his divorce with Farah, he got married to Dina Umarova, a Russian model with whom he has a daughter Amelia.

Check out Dina in bikini for the calendar and also at the launch of the calendar in Mumbai.

Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma locks lips with Shahid Kapoor for YRF films

Actor-turned-director Parmeet Sethi has put in, not one but three intimate lip-locks between the lead pair, Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharma for his forthcoming YRF film and according to sources, the kisses are not the brush-of-the-lips type. They are full-on smooches.”
However, initially Anushka was not comfortable with the idea. Parmeet had to do a lot of cajoling. He explained to her in detail how the scene would be shot and how it was important to the story. Once the camera was rolling, Anushka left her inhibitions behind and delivered a smashing scene.
But things took an ugly turn when someone from the set captured the smooching scene between Shahid and Anushka on their phone. When Anushka found out she was quite furious. She immediately asked for the cell phones of everyone present on the sets to be checked and the clip to be deleted.
The shooting of the film has been completed and the film is in the editing stages. It is for us to wait and watch if the three smooches go unedited in the final print.

Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan signs a 35 crore endorsement deal

Aamir Khan is on a high after the super success of his latest release, ‘3 Idiots’. He has bagged in the endorsement deal for a new telecom entrant, UAE’s Etisalat, for whopping Rs 30-35 crores for three years. With this, Aamir becomes the first and the only Indian actor to have been paid such big amount for a brand promotion. The deal had been on for long but it was only recently that the entire plan was finalised.
It may be mentioned here that Aamir’s hardcore competitor, SRK, charges in the range of Rs 6 to 8 crores per advertisement. However, Aamir’s pay stands far behind the figures of the billion-dollar life-time endorsement that golf legend Tiger Woods signed, and the $70 million deal that Russian tennis sensation Maria Sharapova bagged early this month from Nike for eight years.
Aamir is already the brand ambassador of several brands like Parle, Coca-Cola, Tata Sky and Samsung.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Shilpa Shetty and Preity Zinta for IPL auctions

IPL Season 3 will be held in India during the months of March, April and May. Though there is a lot of hullaboo over banning Pakistani players from playing IPL, Shilpa Shetty and Preity Zinta, the respective owners of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab have successfully gone through the auctions in Mumabi.

Later, they also attended the press conference in Mumbai. IPL commissioner took the seat between Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty. During the event, Shilpa greets business tycoon and owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Vijay Mallya. Present on the occasion were also Tina Ambani for Mumbai Indians. Check out the pics from the event.