The whole Bachchan family has been very busy recently with movie shootings by Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya, Abhishek and Jaya Bachchan. The family had a small reunion during the launch of the book “Bachchanalia” by Aamir Khan. Now the family has announed that they would be reuniting during the February 4 premiere of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s movie Pink Panther 2. Pink Panther 2 would be Aishwarya’s first release of 2009 and it is the sequel to the successful Hollywood movie Pink Panther which was released in 2006. The movie would release on 6 february 2009 and the New York premiere of the movie would be held on February 4. The complete Bachchan family is expected to be present on the occasion and so the Bachchans are eagerly awaiting for this reunion in New York. Pink Panther 2 is expected to release in India on 20 February.
Shekhar Suman has been a household name in India especially on the small screen. He has also acted in Bollywood movies and he recently tried to showcase his singing abilities through a music album. He has now proved his love for his son Adhyayan Suman by gifting him a BMW 7 series car on his 21st birthday. Adhyayan is making his debut in Raaz – The Mystery Continues which will be released on 23rd of January. This sequel to the 2002 superhit Raaz is a Mahesh Bhatt production and features Adhyayan alongside his present girlfriend Kangana Ranaut and Emraan Hashmi. Shekhar Suman told that Adhyayan loves car and he had been requesting this car for a long time.
Shekhar Suman said
Adhyayan has a fascination for cars and he is crazy about the BMW 7 series cars. He wanted this car for a long time but I had told him that I cannot gift him this since it’s so damn expensive. He was little upset but I thought that he shouldn’t be given something like this just for the sake of giving him a gift. He should be worthy of such a gift and earn it from me. Then he will learn to treasure everything that is special. He has worked very hard in Jashn and Raaz 2 and I have been impressed at his dedication. I wish him all the very best in all quarters of his life on his birthday. I and my wife had not told him about the car earlier. We had kept it a secret. None of his friends knew about it as we wanted to cherish the look on his face when he sees his dream car parked in the lobby. He deserves all of it. I want to see him reach the pinnacle of success. Our blessing are with him
Diana Hayden was one of the judges at the Nivea Femina Miss India Wild Card held recently. Though she could not make big in Bollywood but the former Miss World has been appreciated for her beauty. She has some elegance and it also showed when she came for the Nivea Femina Miss India Wild Card. She has become more popular after her participation in last year’s most popular reality show Bigg Boss 2. Hope she improves her hindi and get some good roles in Bollywood.
Chandi Chowk to China had its third premiere at Toronto, Canada. Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and director Nikhil Advani all wore black on the occassion. Akshay’s wife Twinkle accompanied him as she has been doing on all the previous premieres. This was the last premiere of the movie in North America. Chandni Chowk to China is going to become the first Bollywood movie with a huge release in US at par with any Hollywood movie. CC2C has been produced by Warner Bros which is one of the biggest production companies in Hollywood. The next premiere of the movie would be at London.
The music of Abhishek Bachan and Sonam Kapoor’s upcoming movie Delhi 6 seems to be entering into the minds and hearts of the Indian people. A R Rahman whose music has trascended international boundaries and won Golden Globe awards today has given the music of this movie. The music is turning out to be very popular (anyways I cannot remember any music composed by A R Rahman going unnoticed) and the song Maskalli is always spearing ahead in all music charts. This is the next song Maula which is a very soft melodious number and hope it will also become popular soon.
A R Rahman created history by becoming the first Bollywood musician to win a Golden Globe award. He won the Golden Globe for best original score for Slumdog Millionaire. The “Mozart of Music” has proved himself once again and he has also proved that music transcends beyond boundaries. He remained simple as always and gave a small one minute speech where he thanked the billion Indian citizens. Slumdog Millionaire also won three other awards making it the movie with the highest awards this year at the Golden Globe. Great going Rahmanji and Slumdog Millionaire and hope it would sweep the Oscars too.
Shahrukh Khan became the first Indian to present an award at the Golden Globe awards. He was addressed as the King of Bollywood in the glorious award ceremony which is regarded as a preview of the Oscars. He addressed that Bollywood and the Indian film fraternity has been growing closer to Hollywood year on year and hoped that it would continue to become even closer in the future. He also thanked Danny Boyle, A R Rahman for the wonder film – Slumdog Millionaire.
A R Rahman won the Best Original Score – Motion Picture, Slumdog Millionaire won the Best Motion Picture – Drama, Danny Boyle won Best Director – Motion Picture and Simon Beaufoy won Best Screenplay – Motion Picture as Slumdog Millionaire swept the Golden Globe awards with 4 awards. It was the highest number of awards won by any movie at the Golden Globe this year. It was incredible that it won all four awards for which it was nominated. It was great to see how the whole of Hollywood fraternity stood up in respect when Danny Boyle, A R Rahman or anybody of the Slumdog Millionaire crew went to accept the awards. The whole of Hollywood showed how much they respect this great movie.
For Indians who are not much aware, I would like to inform that Golden Globe awards is the next big awards to Oscars and regarded by many as a preview of the Oscars. The best picture winners of the Golden Globe has almost always managed to grab similar recognition at the Oscars too. So, this year Slumdog Millionaire might sweep the Oscars too. I sincerely believe that Slumdog Millionaire deserves every award that it has got and I wish that it would conquer new heights in Hollywood and world cinema. I have watch Slumdog Millionaire just yesterday and I will post the review very soon if possible today itself. I have cherished every minute of the movie and I am sure you will also cherish the great movie when it releases in India on Jaunary 23.
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was also invited on the occasion where he thanked Hollywood and praised Slumdog Millionaire. Bollywood and Hollywood has become closer day by day and it is great to see the largest film industries in the world coming so close to each other. Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and the whole crew of Slumdog was present as the best motion picture drama award was given.
I would also like to mention that the director of the movie Danny Boyle thanked India, Mumbai, the Indian masses and all the whole Indian crew including Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and other great actors. A R Rehman also said that his award for the best Best Original Score – Motion Picture was the win of a billion Indian people. I was really enriched by his as well as Danny Boyle’s humility. Great going Danny Boyle, A R Rehman and the whole crew of Slumdog Millionaire and hope that you rock the Oscars too.
The second international premiere of Chandni Chowk to China was held at AMC Empire Theater, 234 West 42nd Street, (Between seventh & eight Avenues), New York City, United States on January 8. Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, director Nikhil Advani as well as Akshay’s wife Twinkle were present on the occasion. Akshay’s best friend Toronto-based tycoon Ajay Virmani, lent his luxury 17-seater jet to his friend so that the cast and crew of Chandni Chowk to China can attend all the premieres in North America without any delay. Infact the cast of CC2C stayed for only 35 minutes at LA premiere because they had to move to this New York premiere. These premieres are quite significant too because it is an Warner Bros film and it will release at par with any Hollywood film with 50 prints in the US. The next premiere of the movie would be at AMC Yonge & Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada followed by the London premiere at the famous Empire Theater, Leicester Square, London. Akshay seems to be on a great high this year with his next movie Kambakkht Ishq also an international project with a lot of Hollywood stars.
Ghajini has been ringing the box office bells unceasingly since its release on Christmas. The movie has now crossed the 2 billion mark and has earned more than 200 crores worldwide in less than two weeks of its release. The movie has done exceptionally well in India as well as overseas. The gross earnings of Ghajini in India are 162 crore rupees as of now and its international earnings are 39 crore rupees. The movie is going to become the most successful Bollywood movie in India by crossing the earnings of Dulhania Le Jayenge (Rs 165 cr) and Gadar-Ek Prem Katha (Rs 170 cr). Going by the present trend Ghajini which has already made 162 crores should be able to gain the top spot within one or two days at the most. Ghajini might also become the most successful movie overseas with its overseas collections at 39 crores being only second to Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (44 crores) at the first position. That is called a sensational performance !