Shahrukh Khan dazzle at the Golden Globe awards

January 14, 2009 by  
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Although Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle, A R Rahman and the movie’s crew has been revolving in everybody’s mind after the exceptional performance of the Hollywood movie but Bollywood’s own King Khan has also made his presence felt at the function. Shahrukh Khan became the first Indian to present a Golden Globe award when he announced the nomination of Slumdog Millionaire for the Best Motion Picture – Drama. He was extremely confident throughout his speech as he congratulated Danny Boyle, A R Rahman and thanked Hollywood for appreciating India and Bollywood so much. Shahrukh was present at the award function with his wife Gauri Khan and friend and director Karan Johar. SRK looked cool in a black suit and it was indeed a proud moment for all Indians and the whole of Bollywood when he walked the Golden Globe stage with Freida Pinto (female lead in Slumdog Millionaire) to present the award. The whole crowd cheered Shahrukh as he walked on stage and Danny Boyle and the Slumdog Millionaire crew were especially excited with King Khan’s presence. The announcer at the Golden Globe awards presented King Khan as the King of Bollywood making Hollywood accept SRK even more graciously.

India and Bollywood was highly acknowledged at the award function. This is what Karan Johar had to say about the function

t was absolutely a fantastic experience being in a room full of such talented people. What dignity and grace they displayed. More than anything else, it was the mutual respect and admiration that they showed for each other’s work. There is so much to imbibe from them. We obviously felt great pride when AR Rahman’s name was announced. In fact, I got goosebumps when he went up to receive his award. What I noticed was that India and Indian movies are fast emerging as something that truly interests the western world. Every one present there, from Angelina Jolie to Steven Spielberg seemed to be curious about India. To think, a talent like Rahman might do well on a global platform but still comes back to the country and continues doing admirable work within the country. I think that is absolutely admirable. Shah Rukh and I felt great just being in a room full of people like Steven Spielberg. It was a privilege.

Great going Bollywood and great going India!

Shahrukh Khan dazzle at the Golden Globe awards

Shahrukh Khan at Golden Globe awards

January 12, 2009 by  
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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.

Shahrukh Khan at Golden Globe awards

Slumdog Millionaire sweeps Golden Globe with 4 awards

January 12, 2009 by  
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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.

Slumdog Millionaire sweeps Golden Globe with 4 awards

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

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

Akshay, Shahrukh, Shilpa, Bipasha, Mallika, Preity in Daboo Ratnani calendar

January 5, 2009 by  
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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 Akshay, Shahrukh, Shilpa, Bipasha, Mallika, Preity in Daboo Ratnani calendar

Akshay, Shahrukh, Shilpa, Bipasha, Mallika, Preity in Daboo Ratnani calendar

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Akshay, Shahrukh, Shilpa, Bipasha, Mallika, Preity in Daboo Ratnani calendar

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Shilpa Channel to be launched soon

January 5, 2009 by  
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Surprised! No, it’s not not a TV channel dedicated to Shilpa Shetty but it is the name of her new blog which she would be launching soon. Shilpa Shetty was the anchor of last year’s most popular Indian reality show Bigg Boss 2 where she used to interact with the housemates through “Shilpa Channel”. The name “Shilpa Channel” became quite famous especially by the housemates and Shilpa has decided to name her blog “Shilpa Channel” through which she would be interacting with all her fans. Most of the Bollywood stars have got into blogging with Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachan and Shahrukh Khan posting regularly in their own blogs. Shilpa Shetty has also decided to continue in the same trend and start her own blog to interact with her fans. After a lot of thinking, she has decided to name it Shilpa Channel which would remind of her Big Boss and Big Brother image. Shilpa Shetty had turned from a normal Indian actress to an international celebrity through celebrity Big Brother UK title and she does not want hr fans to forget that soon. That is a clever step indeed Shilpa Channel to be launched soon

Shilpa Channel to be launched soon

Anushka Sharma at Nach Baliye 4

January 1, 2009 by  
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Anushka Sharma, the co-star of Shahrukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi entered into Bollywood with a bang with the success of RNBDJ. She has been liked for her simple and girl-next-door looks and charming beauty. She won the “Dancing Jodi” competition in the movie alongwith Shahrukh Khan. But she recently appeared at the actual dancing jodi competition “Nach Baliye 4″ as a special guest. She also did some dance steps in the competition showing her dancing skills. Here are some stills from the same. The show would be telecast on January 2 at Star Plus at 8 PM.

Anushka Sharma at Nach Baliye 4

Anushka Sharma at Nach Baliye 4

Anushka Sharma at Nach Baliye 4

Anushka Sharma at Nach Baliye 4

Anushka Sharma at Nach Baliye 4

Anushka Sharma at Nach Baliye 4

Anushka Sharma at Nach Baliye 4

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