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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Here are previews of 2009 calendar arranged by months:
January 2009 previews
February 2009 previews
March 2009 previews
April 2009 previews
May 2009 previews
June 2009 previews
July 2009 previews
August 2009 previews
September 2009 previews
October 2009 previews
November 2009 previews
December 2009 previews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bipasha Basu has got Pankh and Lamhaa lined up in 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amitabh Bachchan resumed shooting for his forthcoming movie Aladdin where he appears as a “Genie”. The movie also stars Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Sameera Reddy and Miss Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandez. The movie was scheduled for a Christmas release last year but after Amitabh Bachchan’s health went through a bad phase, the movie shooting had to be postponed. Amitabh Bachchan has also sung the movie’s title song. After almost a three month long delay, the shooting of Aladdin resumed once again.
The director Sujoy Ghosh said
We had been worried about the Bachchan dates. Because of his health and his other commitments, the film was pushed back.Our worry was not about the completion of the film but for his health. Amitji is a very professional actor and we were confident that he’d keep his promise. Last October, things didn’t work out because of his health problem. It’s really great to see a senior actor get back to shape so quickly. We wanted to release the film during the Christmas season. But now we are planning on releasing it during the summer vacation (April-May, 09).
Amitabh also wrote in his blog
The shooting of Aladdin beckons tomorrow (2nd Jan, 09). A song and the last days of the film
The movie is also significant because it would feature Miss Sri Lanka 2006 Jacqueline Fernandez who is supposed to be acting as Jasmine in the movie. This would also pave the way for more Sri Lankan beauties in Bollywood after a lot of Pakistani actresses already working in the industry. It is one of Bollywood’s most awaited releases in 2009 and hope it would live up to its expectation.
Some photos of Miss Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandez below. She has great looks and hope Bollywood works out for her.
Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has already given two big Bollywood hits Dhoom 2 and Jodha Akbar. They are regarded as a hot couple even now but both of them have become selective in their movie roles after their marriage with Suzzane Khan and Abhishek Bachchan respectively. Aishwarya’s mother also confessed that she used to like Hrithik’s attitude and looks before her marriage with Abhishek Bachchan. After her marriage too, she was supposed to have been told by her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan that she would not kiss anybody in the big screen like she locked her lips with Hrithik in Dhoom 2. But this hot pair has been brought together once again by ace director of Bollywood Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has decided to cast them in his forthcoming movie. Sanjay has worked with Aishwarya Rai in two of his biggest hits Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas but this would be his first movie with Hrithik Roshan. The movie would be in English for the international market and Bhansali would expect to re-establish himself at the top after his last movie Saawariya was a huge disaster.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali said
directing another film with Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. And, I am very excited about this project and so is my team. This is important to make films for our market but it’s the time when our cinema should reach the remotest corner of the world. Moreover, language is no more a barrier today. This is not the first time that I am making a film in English. My ‘Black’ was in English too
Good luck Sanjay and hope this hot pair creates a dhoom again with their great chemistry.
Shahrukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Bipasha Basu, Ranbir Kapoor, Ameesha Patel, Mallika Sherawat, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal and many other top Bollywood celebrities posed for this year’s Daboo Ratnani calendar. Daboo Ratnani caledar is in its tenth year now and it is one of the most famous calendars in India with top Bollywood actors, actresses and celebrities. Shahrukh looked gorgeous in a red shirt, Shilpa Shetty looked hot in a skirt, Akshay sported his goggles while shooting and Bipasha looked great in a black skirt. Star photographer Daboo Ratnani seems to be improving his calendars year on year with bigger stars. That is called a star studded calendar
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