Pallavi Sharda : New Oz Beauty In Tinsel Town!

5 Jul

Bollywood has always been home to genuine talent irrespective of nationalities. Pallavi Sharda, an Australian actress of Indian origin will soon be seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Besharam’. Pallavi was born in Perth and brought up in Melbourne and was crowned Miss India Australia in Sydney in 2010.

Pallavi is not new to the arc lights as she had made her Bollywood debut opposite Manoj Bajpayee in ‘Dus Tola’ in 2010 which got her critical acclaim. She has also been a part of an Indo-American venture called ‘Walkaway’ that released in 2010. Pallavi’s last Bollywood venture has been ‘Love Breakups Zindagi that released on 7th October 2011. Pallavi is the lead actress in the theatrical musical, ‘Taj Express’ directed by Shruti Merchant and choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant. Pallavi will soon make her Australian film debut with comedy film Save Your Legs.

Pallavi Sharda is sure to garner the right attention with her role in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Besharam’ where she will be romancing Bollywood’s lover boy, Ranbir Kapoor. Let’s wait and watch for this new magic to unfurl on screen!

 

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That’s An Expensive Act!

3 Jul

The film fraternity with all the glitz and glamour doesn’t work on charity. While the superstars in Bollywood give their best to entertain the audiences, their stardom ofcourse, comes at a cost.

Acting is not only their bread and butter but it also pays up for their ‘mannats’ (we mean wishes) and fancy cars. Here check out what a whooping amount these stars come with. They have a ‘price-tag’!

 

Below is a list of the estimated fees our superstars charge:

Salman Khan – 27 cr

Akshay Kumar – 25 cr

Shah Rukh Khan– 20 cr

Aamir Khan – 20 cr

Hrithik Roshan – 20 cr

Ajay Devgn – 15 cr

Ranbir Kapoor – 10 cr

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SRK: The ‘Baadshah’ Continues To Rule.

28 Jun

Bollywood has never been the same ever since this young, impressive Delhi boy with an impish charm invaded Bollywood. As King Khan as we all popularly call Shah Rukh Khan completes two successful decades in the industry, let’s delve into what still keeps him ticking with the audiences:

 

1. His impish charms in the characters he plays, has his lady love run into his arms without he asking for it and the same charm makes everyone of the fairer sex go weak in the knees every time he flashes his dimpled smile!

2. His stammer became his trademark! His “Kkkkkk….Kiran” in Darr is simply unforgettable.

3. Spreading his arms wide open unto the blue azure skies has become a signature pose with most other heroes failing to rework the magic!

4. His floppy and uncommon hairstyle was yet another endearing feature!

5. SRK is not bestowed with conventional good looks! The best thing about his face are his eyes the rest of him being short, thinly built with a crooked nose and uneven lips.

6. His wit is something industry people vouch for. He is known to be late in most dos, but o nce he is there he has everyone eating out of his palm!

7. Shah Rukh has played anti-hero in quite a few films, yet when he is dying in the climax, your heart does go out to him and such is his magic!

8. Shah Rukh Khan has successfully lived upto to the image of a family man contrary to most Bollywood stars who have had numerous flings and affairs. His recent link up with Priyanka Chopra was shocking but unbelievable!

9. His heroines in his films are not mere arm candies. Every heroine in his films, has had a distinct shade to her character.

10. SRK proved it that TV can make it big too! He started out with television with shows like Fauji and Circus.

11. Kajol once said that Shahrukh would romance a cow on screen and still make it look convincing. That’s the kind of chemistry he shares with his heroines onscreen – be it Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Juhi Chawla or the younger lot: Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra or Anushka Sharma. For as long as the film lasts, he makes you believe that the love story portrayed on screen is true.

12. SRK has amazing energy. He himself has admitted that he barely sleeps for four hours every night.

13. He began his career as the anti-hero, but went on to become the most loved romantic hero in contemporary Bollywood. When that got too boring, he tried being a patriotic hockey coach, a don and later a superhero. It’s never too late for an image makeover

14. Shah Rukh’s passion for the character he plays in infectious. His passion makes his character look real and convincing. When he loves in DDLJ, fights in Darr or inspires his team in Chak De! India, he does it with a mad passion.

15. Raj: He is the lover boy every girl dreams about – he loves without conditions, serenades his ladies and accords them respect. The sincerity and innocence with which he portrayed Raj in DDLJ helped make the film iconic and his character, representative of the ideal hero.

16. SRK was one of the first actors of his generation to realise how important it is to market a film properly. His campaigns for  RA.One, Shahrukh were an intense eight-month-long publicity campaign.

17. Shahrukh is a upper dad and says that he no longer does a Baazigar or a Darr anymore because of his children. He even made what is perhaps Bollywood’s most expensive film, RA.One, just for his son. He attends his kids’ dance shows and martial arts competitions, and goes on bicycle rides with them, ensuring they have some normalcy in their lives

18. SRK is a gadget junkie. He jumped on to the tech bandwagon long before other stars began to boast about their gadgets.

19. SRK loves and belongs to Bollywood and has helped sell it to an international audience. He brought Akon to India just to record one song and got Hollywood technicians to work on RA.One.

20. SRK made it clear with his attitude that dancing at weddings is cool. He openly admitted that he needed the money to fund his productions, at a time when no star would talk about such matters in public.

 

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Bips Bonding Big Time With Josh!

26 Jun

Bollywood Bong hottie, Bipasha Basu is single and all ready to mingle! Bipasha Basu after her break up with John Abraham has had a string of link ups with several co-stars and actors. However, the actress is in no mood to commit and is quite intent on maintaining her single status!

However, Bipasha has been spotted bonding big time with Hollywood star, Josh Harnett, with whom she reconnected while shooting for the last lap of her Hollywood debut ‘Singularity’ in London. Revealed a source, “Bips and Josh found that their chemistry – both on and off screen – has remained the same. Meeting again after a year, (the film shoot began late 2010) hadn’t dulled it. So when they met again in London, they spend a lot of time at their favourite haunts once the shooting ended. It was as if they were catching up on lost time. But Bips knows that long distance relationships rarely work out and she’s not prepared to to go the US to be with Josh and give this romance a shot.” “This time around, there were no intense conversations about the practicality of a relationship. Instead, it was all about two friends rediscovering each other all over again,” continued the source.

When Bipasha was asked about how it was to reconnect with Josh after a year long separation, Bips replied, “We started out as accommodating co-stars, but with time Josh and I have become close. We discovered a strong connection the first time around and would hang out often. I’d just come out of a long term relationship, so it was too soon for me to think about dating again. So Josh was a wonderful friend. We have great chemistry on screen. We are extremely fond of each other, so we instantly reconnected when we met again in London. We live in different continents and that is a hurdle in maintaining friendships. It is rare that you meet people you can trust instantly. Josh is that person to me. It is a rare friendship and I know it’s forever. He is a dear friend.”

All we can do is keep our fingers crossed and wait for more smoke so that we can detect the fire!

 

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Sasha Set To Weave Magic Again!

21 Jun

Shahid Kapoor is actor with acting in his DNA, thanks to his talented parents Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem. The young actor has worked up his way to the successful position that he enjoys now in the industry. Despite failed relationships and heartbreaks, Shahid moves on full throttle in his personal and professional lives! This weekend will see him in Kunal Kohli’s ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ with Priyanka Chopra, whom he was supposedly dating sometime back. .

Check out a few interesting facts about him:

Shahid was a dance instructor at SDIPA (Shiamak Davar’s Institute for Performing Arts)

He loves energy drinks and is always seen having them.

Shahid wept when he swa the first ad of his debut film, ‘Ishq Vishk’ in the newspaper.

Says Shahid, “When I owned my first car, I wanted a Pioneer music system for it but I couldn’t afford it. Now they want me to endorse it.

He became a vegetarian after reading a book on life and its many facets.

Before he took a plunge into acting he was seen in commercials of Kit Kat, Onida, Ala Bleach, Fuji Film and Pepsi.

He is very close to his mother and about his father he says, “”My father is thebest actor in the industry and not one of the best. It is always a learning experience to see him on screen.

Talking about his personal likes, Shahid says, “I talk in my sleep, I like my towels hard not fluffy and I have an insanely sweet tooth.

It took him a year to prepare his spanking eight pack body for ‘Kaminey’.

For him an ideal day would be – “I Love to ride my bike! If I had to pamper myself, I’d just take off somewhere where I don’t have to work or bother about how I look or what I look like. Just be me for a change – no six pack to worry about and to hell with my hair! That would be the ideal life.

 

 

 

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Diana Penty : A Talent Watch Out For!

19 Jun

Indian fashion model, Diana Penty the beautiful face that will join the bandwagon of actresses with Homi Adjania’s upcoming film, ‘Cocktail’. Penty debuts in the film and will be featuring alongside, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in the film. Diana plays ‘Meera’, an Indian girl with traditional Indian values who goes to London from Delhi for a new beginning. Diana has already won the hearts of hundreds of fans with her grooves in the song, ‘Tum hi ho bandhu’.

Check out a few facts about this svelte and sultry model who is all set to screen ablze with Cocltail:

Birthday: 2nd November, 1985 Diana is a pure Scorpio

She has studied for Mass Media in St.Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Her mother is a Christian while her father is a Parsi.

She is a popular face on the ramp, having debuted with Elite Model Management in 2005 and is one of the faces of cosmetics company Maybelline New York and Garnier.

She has walked in numerous fashion weeks and has worked with Indian designers. Diana debuted on the ramp with the Indo-Italian Festival held in three cities in September 2005.

She did the show for Trussadi and Ferre. Penty has done a lot of ramp shows with Marc Robinson, a print campaign for Westside, and a shoot for Wendell.

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Divya Bharati: The Star That Faded Away Too Soon

14 Jun

Divya Bharati was one of the most talented actresses of Bollywood in the nineties who shot to fame with the Telugu film, ‘Bobbili Raja’ in 1990 and went on to deliver several Hindi hits thereafter.

Divya Bharati’s screen presence made her a top favorite with film makers in a very short span. She was tagged as “the most interesting young actress of her generation” as she starred in a variety of roles. Some of her notable performances were in films like, ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’, ‘Vishwatma’,’ Balwan., ‘Dil Aashna Hai’, etc.

‘Deewana’ that released in 1992, helped her win the  Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, which was also incidentally one of Bollywood megastar, Shah Rukh Khan’s major hits. Divya Bharati acted in close to fourteen Hindi films in her short career spanning less than four years.

Here are a few lesser known facts about the actress:

  1. Divya Bharati was a true Piscean, born on 25th February, 1974
  2. She debuted with Rajiv Rai’s ‘Vishwatma’
  3. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for the film
  4. Divya Bharati died in an accident on 5th April, 1993.
  5. She changed her religion from Hinduism to Islam.
  6. Divya Bharti’s under production films at the time of her death were ‘Mohra’, ‘Laadla’, ‘Kartvya’ and ‘Vijaypath’.
  7. Divya Bharti was first discovered by director Kirti Kumar, actor Govinda’s brother She was considered for a role in the film ‘Radha Ka Sangam’ opposite Govinda.

 

 

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