John Abraham, Arjun Rampal, Vidya Balan, Rahul Bose, Soha Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri, Tusshar Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Bikram Saluja and other Bollywood stars participated in the Mumbai Marathon 2009 running for various charities, NGOs and for a safer Mumbai. The Mumbai Marathon had people from all walks of life including businessman like Anil Ambani and sportsman like Anil Kumble. People from all fields participated in the Marathon exactly nine weeks after the dreaded Mumbai attacks on 26 November last year showing the resilience of a great city like Mumbai.
The music launch of upcoming movie Delhi 6 featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor was held at the sets of reality show Indian Idol 4. The director of the movie Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (of Rang De Basanti fame), Sonam Kapoor and lyricist Prashun Joshi came to the sets of the TV show to promote their movie and launch the music of their movie. The songs of the movie are already topping the charts and the music of this awesome album is given by A R Rahman. Rehmanji has again shown his great talent by making a fusion of east and west in several songs of this movie including the Delhi 6 title song. Hope that this movie would be another great movie from the great director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who is known for making meaningful cinema. The music rocks and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra explained why he is launching the music in Indian Idol 4 sets by saying
There is no show like Indian Idol and when you watch the film you will understand why we chose to unveil the music on this platform
Hope the music of this movie would become a huge hit and the movie itself would be a big hit after its release. Here are photos of the music launch:
Abhijeet Sawant’s debut film Lottery recently had its music launch which was attended by Abhijeet as well as the two leading ladies in the movie Rucha Gujrathi and Manisha Kelkar. Abhijeet is better known as the winner of Indian Idol 1 while Rucha Gujrati is better known as a television actress with roles in TV shows Bhabhi and Kkusum. The movie Lottery is also directed by well known televison director Hemant Prabhu and the music is given by Sanjay Pathak. The movie is said to be a romantic thriller but it might also turn out to be a musical to some extent with Abhijeet in the lead role. Lets see if this Television and Reality show crew make it big in the “Big Screen”.
Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone descended from a hot air balloon at Ambience mall in Gurgaon infront of a large gathering of people to promote their movie Chandni Chowk to China. There were thousands of Akshay fans waiting in the mall to get a glimpse of their superstar. Both Akshay and Deepika are said to have enjoyed the air balloon act very much. Akshay said
I came here sometime back too. At that time about 100-200 people came to see me. And today, I see almost 5,000 people here. I am so overwhelmed. I have no words to say or describe how good I feel
Here are some photos from the same event.
Akshay Kumar was flying kites on the occasion of Makar Sakranti at the terrace of Roxy Cinema. He was also using this festival as a means of promoting his movie Chandni Chowk to China. There were many special kites with Chandni Chowk to China stills printed on them and Akshay autographed on many of them. He was flying kites himself and he was also helping kids in flying the kites. Akshay did all he could to promote the movie and the movie sustains itself at the box office.
The whole of Bollywood was present at the Nokia 15th Annual Star Screen Awards held in Mumbai. Hrithik Roshan won the best actor for Jodha Akbar while Priyanka Chopra won the best actress for fashion. The best director and best film also went to Jodha Akbar. There were many controversies at the award show too with most people arguing why Aamir Khan and Ghajini did not win any of the top awards except for best debutant female by Asin Thottumkal. Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai, Asin Thottumkal and others were looking gorgeous in their attires.
Ghajini celebrated its second success party after crossing 200 crores worldwide gross. Aamir Khan came to the success party for a day though he was busy in the shooting of his next movie Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots. 3 Idiots would be a comedy and Aamir would be playing a college student in this movie directed by Hirani of Munnabhai fame. On the occassion, Ghajini heroines Asin Thottumkal and Jiah Khan were also present. The movie’s villain Pradeep Rawat who played the character of Ghajini in the movie and the director A R Murugadoss were also present at the party.
Amitabh Bachchan came as special guest on the London premiere of Akshay Kumar’s Chandni Chowk to China. After the three successful premiere of CC2C at Los Angeles, New York and Toronto the movie had its fourth premiere at the famous Empire theater in Leicester Square, London. The whole of UK is known as a very good market for Indian films and it is said that “there is something Indian in everything in UK”. Anyways UK and India has been associated with each other for hundreds of years and so it is evident that Indian culture and movies would attract them. The crowd at the London premire of Chandni Chowk to China was huge and it was even more special as Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan came to the premiere on Akshay’s request. However, I found Akshay and Deepika’s dressing sense in the London premiere quite funny more so with Akshay’s striped pants.. lol. But they rocked London too and the expectations from Warner Bros film Chandni Chowk to China is increasing manifold after the success of these premieres.
Slumdog Millionaire won all four awards where it was nominated bagging Best Original Score – Motion Picture – A R Rahman, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director – Motion Picture – Danny Boyle and Best Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy. The whole crew was very excited at the Golden Globe wins and this wins also gave them hope that it might do well in the Oscars too. Among the Indian crew only A R Rahman who won a Golden Globe and Anil Kapoor were present. Irrfan Khan, Saurabh Shukla, Mahesh Manjekar and others however enjoyed the success in India itself. The main protagonists in the movie Dev Patel and Freida Pinto also have Indian connections. This is a great news for India and here are the pictures of the crew after they won the awards at the Golden Globe.
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.