Katrina Kaif at Autocar Awards 2009

January 10, 2009 by  
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Katrina Kaif looked gorgeous in a black dress at the Autocar Awards 2009 presented by HDFC Bank at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. In the awards, Honda Siel cars India were the top runners with four awards – ‘Best design’ award for Honda City (new), ’2009 green’ award for Honda Civic Hybrid, ‘Best luxury car’ award for Honda Accord (new) and ‘Viewer’s choice’ award for Honda City.

Katrina Kaif at Autocar Awards 2009

Katrina Kaif at Autocar Awards 2009

Katrina Kaif at Autocar Awards 2009

Katrina Kaif at Autocar Awards 2009

Katrina Kaif at Autocar Awards 2009

Katrina Kaif at Autocar Awards 2009

Katrina Kaif at Autocar Awards 2009

Katrina Kaif at Autocar Awards 2009

Chandni Chowk To China premiere at Los Angeles

January 10, 2009 by  
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Chandni Chowk to China premiere at Los Angeles, California which was the first worldwide premiere of the movie. Akshay Kumar has left no stone unturned in the promotion of the movie after the huge success of Aamir Khan’s Ghajini and Shahrukh Khan Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. There would be seven international premieres of movie before its release on January 16. These photos are of the first premiere of Chandni Chowk to China held at the Warner Brother premises becoming the first Bollywood movie to do so. Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna and lead actress of CC2C were also present at the premiere. There were a lot of Hollywood directors also present on the occasion including John Landis, the director of Beverly Hills Cop 3, Blues Brothers, Coming To America and Trading Places, Rob Cohen of Dragonheart, The Fast & Furious, Bruce Lee Story and McG, and who has just finished Terminator 4. The exact schedule of the premieres are Los Angeles premiere on January 7 followed by New York premiere on January 9, Toronto, Canada premiere on January 10, London Premiere at the the Empire theater, Leicester Square on January 11, Dubai premiere on January 12, Bangkok premiere on January 13 and finally Delhi premiere on January 14. Akshay seems to have decided to make this film a huge hit overseas too. Best of luck Akshay!

Chandni Chowk To China premiere at Los Angeles

Chandni Chowk To China premiere at Los Angeles

Chandni Chowk To China premiere at Los Angeles

Chandni Chowk To China premiere at Los Angeles

Chandni Chowk To China premiere at Los Angeles

Chandni Chowk To China premiere at Los Angeles

Chandni Chowk To China premiere at Los Angeles

Chandni Chowk To China premiere at Los Angeles

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

January 10, 2009 by  
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Check these previews of Daboo Ratnani’s 2009 calendar which features almost the whole of Bollywood including Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Amitabh Bachan, Shilpa Shetty, Ameesha Patel, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan, Emraan Hashmi, Riya Sen, Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapur, Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Deepika Padukone, Rani Mukherjee, Abhay Deol, Ayehsa Takia, Sanjay Dutt, Mallika Sherawat, Riteish Deshmukh, Amrita Arora, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, Lara Dutta, Saif Ali Khan and almost the whole of present Bollywood stars. Daboo Ratnani again promises to give the top calendar in India which might be much better than the famous Kingfisher calendar. His first calendar was launched in 1999 and he has completed 10 years with this calendar. Awesome photography Daboo and hope you continue with your great calendars year after year.

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Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Here are previews of 2009 calendar arranged by months:

January 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

February 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

March 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

April 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

May 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

June 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

July 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

August 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

September 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

October 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

November 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

December 2009 previews

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Daboo Ratnani 2009 Bollywood calendar complete preview

Bollywood birthdays in January 2009

January 10, 2009 by  
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A lot of Bollywood stars’ birthday falls in the month of January. I will post the birthday dates and the names of the Bollywood celebrities whose birthday falls in the month of January. A few of the birthdays have already passed.

January 1
Vidya Balan, Nana Patekar and Sonail Bendre

Vidya Balan, Nana Patekar and Sonail Bendre all share their birthday on the first day of the year. Vidya Balan has got Mukti and Ishqiyan lined up in 2009 while Nana Patekar would feature in Paathsaala, Rajneeti and Its My Life this year. Sonali Bendre has left acting in movies after her marriage with director Goldie Behl but she is busy as one of the judges of singing reality show Indian Idol 4.

January 3
Gul Panang

Gul Panang whose birthday falls on 3rd of January has got Hello Darling and A Rectangular Love Story in 2009. The former Miss India could not make big into Bollywood although being critically acclaimed but she has made an image makeover by appearing sensuous in Maxim cover. Hope that 2009 would bring her some luck.
January 5
Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone hardly got much time to celebrate her birthday on January 5. She has been very busy for the promotion of her upcoming movie Chandni Chowk to China. However, her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor has promised to quit smoking as her birthday gift. Apart from CC2C, she would be seen in an unnamed Imtiaz Ali movie in 2009 and a special appearance in Billu Barber.

January 6
A R Rehman

Bollywood’s most charismatic musician A R Rehman has also been very busy nowadays and he would have hardly got any time to celebrate his birthday on January 6. A R Rehman has crossed Bollywood and has been nominated for the best musical score in the Oscars. He has gained a huge reputation worldwide and this is bound to increase in 2009.

January 7
Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu has got Pankh and Lamhaa lined up in 2009.

January 9
Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar would nee to prove his acting skills again in Luck By Chance while he would direct Don 2 and Voice of the Sky.

January 10
Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan turns 35 today and this year would be very important for him as he has got Kites and Krissh 2 lined up this year. Kites is going to be a bilingual film in both Hindi and English and many international actors would feature in the movie including the female lead Bárbara Mori who is a Mexican actress.

January 13
Imran Khan and Ranvir Shorey

Upcoming and talented Bollywood actors Imran Khan (of Jaane Tu Jaane Na fame) and Ranvir Shorey share thier birthday on January 13. Ranvir Shorey would be be part of Chandni Chowk to China, Mumbai Cutting, I am 24, Do not disturb and a rectangular love story in 2009. Imran Khan has got Luck and Delhi Belly slated fo release this year.

January 15
Neil Nitin Mukeish

After the long gap from Johnny Gaddar, Neil Nitin Mukesh would appear in Yash Raj movie New York this year and two other movies Jail and Tera Kya Hoga Johnny.

January 18
Minissha Lamba

Minissha Lamba would turn 24 on January 18 and she would hope to bag several movies in 2009 after she became the next hot babe in Bollywood with her skimpy clothes in Kidnap and hot photoshoot for Maxim last year.

January 27
Shreyas Talpade and Bobby Deol

Both Shreyas Talpade and Bobby Deol share their birthday on January 27. Shreyas Talpade has got Subhash Ghai’s Char Yaar and a special appearance Aashayein this year while Bobby Deol would hope to bag some proper film roles this year after the cameos he did in Heroes and Dostana.

January 31
Preity Zinta

Finally on the last day of January, Bollywood’s bubbly girl Preity Zinta would celebrate her birthday. She has been doing less films lately and has been busy with boyfriend Ness Wadia. She will feature in Har Pall and a special role in Main Aur Mrs Khanna this year.

Bollywood birthdays in January 2009

Chadni Chowk to China stopped from release in China

January 9, 2009 by  
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Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie Chandni Chowk to China which is based on the journey of a man from Chandni Chowk are of New Delhi, India to China will not be released in China. The movie stars Deepika Padukone in the female lead but there is a lot of Hollywood cast and Chinese actors. Chinese actor Chia Hui Liu does a prominent role in the movie while Yuk-Ting Lau, Jun Li, Conan Stevens, Kevin Wu and Chang En Lu are other chinese characters in the film. The movie will be released worldwide and there are premieres going on right now at seven international locations. The movie is also shot extensively in China and the movie is gaining a lot of popularity in China too. But it seems that the Chinese government has not given permission to release the movie in China.

The director of the movie Nikhil Advani said

What can I say? China only allows 20 international films to be released every year. Anyway, the film will be out on pirated DVDs in China so the people there will see how much we’ve done to honour the country

It is sad that Asia’s two biggest movie industries Bollywood and Chinese film industry would not benefit much from such a restriction. Lets hope that such restrictions are not kept in the future so that Bollywood and Chinese film industry can come closer to each other in the same way as Hollywood and Bollywood are coming closer day by day.

Chadni Chowk to China stopped from release in China

Sanjay Dutt will contest Lok Sabha elections

January 9, 2009 by  
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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has finally decided to enter politics. Sanjay Dutt is also known in Bollywood for being a very good human being and Indian masses respect our own Munna Bhai. His father, late Sunil Dutt was a prominent leader of Congress party and regarded highly for his spotless political career. Sanjay’s sister Priya Dutt is also a congress party worker and active in politics. Sanjay Dutt has also decided to follow his father’s footsteps to serve people by entering politics.

However, unlike his father and sister, Sanjay Dutt would contest from Samajwadi Party instead of Congress. SP general secretary Amar Singh announced that Sanjay Dutt would contest Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It is noteworthy because the Lucknow constituency is currently represented by former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Amar Singh said

Dutt told me you are like my elder brother. He said he would do anything I ask him to though he said he was not a political person

He also told that Samajwadi Party would move the Election Commission and the Supreme Court if Sanjay Dutt was stopped from contesting the elections due to the past criminal cases against him.

Sanjay Dutt will contest Lok Sabha elections

Shahrukh Khan’s New Year resolution

January 7, 2009 by  
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Shahrukh Khan has made his resolution for the year 2009. Its not about smoking or anything to do with his war with the other Khans. King Khan’s New Year resolution for 2009 is that he would not make guest appearances in movies. His short guest appearances or item songs has always been lucky for many directors and many such films have fared well at the box office. But Shahrukh Khan seems to have learnt from Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan who never does any guest appearances in movies (because he believes in giving his 100% whenever he is a part of any movie). Aamir Khan only does the lead role in movies and does his best to act it to perfection. It is heard that he refused to do special appearance for SRK’s Om Shanti Om. After Ghajini beat RNBDJ in the box office, Shahrukh also seems to be following the same trend. Shahrukh has worked in guest appearances, short roles or items songs in many movies including Achanak, Army, M F Husain’s Gaja Gamini, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, Samar Khan’s Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye, Saathiya, Boney Kapoor’s Shakti — The Power, Silsilay, Alag, Karan Johar’s Kaal, Sajjid Nadiadwala’s Heyy Baby, Rakesh Roshan’s Krazy 4 and Ravi Chopra’s Bhootnath. But he believes that he is featured in the movie’s publicity in such films which raises the expectations of his fans (who are expecting significant role of him but find only a special appearance in the movie). So, he has decided to go the Aamir Khan way and stop making special appearance in movies. However it is quite ironical because he always request other Bollywood actors and actresses to do special appearance in his movies. A very good example of the same is Om Shanti Om where he brought the whole industry together for a song and in his upcoming home production Billu Barber too he has requested item numbers from Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. Hope he would also make a resolution to not make any special appearances of other Bollywood stars in his home production.
Shahrukh Khans New Year resolution

Shahrukh Khans New Year resolution

Significant Bollywood presence at Golden Globe awards

January 7, 2009 by  
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Golden Globe awards is known as the biggest movie awards next to Oscars. It is regarded by most people as a preview of the Oscars too as Golden Globe awards winners also make it very well in the Oscars. This year when the awards would be presented at Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on January 11, there would a big Bollywood presence to grace the occasion. It would be very special because Bollywood’s most respected and probably best music director would be contending for the Best Original Score for the Danny Boyle film, SlumDog Millionaire (the film has already won 55 awards within two months of its release in the USA and stars Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and other Bollywood actors in its cast). A R Rehman said

he Golden Globe nomination for my music and all the various awards I have received for SlumDog Millionaire surprised me. I want to win this award for India. For a Hindi film I usually work with 193 cues. In the case of Slumdog, I have worked with only 17 cues. So I’m all the more overwhelmed with the response to the music. I’m also happy that while making this film Danny kept the Indian sentiment at heart. And his respect for India as a country and her people bowled me over. The score of SlumDog is special because I had to move away from my usual genre of sugary sentimental genre but wanted something with an absolute cutting edge

It would also be special as Shahrukh Khan, Bollywood’s own King Khan would become the first Indian to present an award at the Golden Globes. Karan Johar is also invited in the award ceremony.

Hope A R Rehman wins the award and gets his worthy due at the Golden Globe and then the Oscars.

Significant Bollywood presence at Golden Globe awards

Significant Bollywood presence at Golden Globe awards

Ghajini faces PIL for an “A” certificate

January 7, 2009 by  
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Ghajini has already rocked all cinema houses after the copyright issues with the original Tamil producers got resolved. There was a fear of postponing of Ghajini during its release as Chennai High Court had stopped the screening of the film just a day before the film’s release. However, the Mumbai High Court ruled in it’s favour and Ghajini went live on Christmas. We all know the story after that when it went on to become the most successful Bollywood movie in such a short span of time gathering over 170 crores gross in 10 days. The copyright issues seems to have been resolved but there is another fresh case appearing. Pratibha Naithani a lecturer at St Xavier’s College, Mumbai has filed a PIL “in the interest of children” at the Mumbai High Court challenging the U/A certificate received by Ghajini. She states that there is too much violence in the movie to be provided with an U/A certificate and the hearing of the case is slated for next week. She is already won a PIL in the past which forced TV channels to stop telecasting A rated adult films on the idiot box. Lets wait and see what happens but Ghajini has already made enough moolah and this would hardly affect its box office collections. Ghajini faces PIL for an A certificate

Ghajini faces PIL for an A certificate

Still from the sets of “Trump Card”

January 7, 2009 by  
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Bollywood actresses Urvasi Chaudhary, Manasi and Yashika on the sets of upcoming movie Trump Card. The stills are from the shooting of the movie at Madh Island, Mumbai where these new actress shoot for a song sequence. The three male actors in the movie are also new faces in Vikram Kumar, Pankaj Gupta and Haider Khan. The movie is a suspense thriller and a murder mystery and the new actors and actresses are excited about the project. The movie seems to be a low budget movie but hope that the movie does not turn out to be another unknown and unwatched movie after its release as most low budget suspense thrillers have been in the past.

Still from the sets of Trump Card
Urvasi Chaudhary

Still from the sets of Trump Card
Yashika

Still from the sets of Trump Card

Still from the sets of Trump Card
Yashika with Vikram Kumar

Still from the sets of Trump Card

Still from the sets of Trump Card

Still from the sets of Trump Card

Still from the sets of Trump Card

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