Friday, April 5, 2013

Baby B known as a genius -- Exaggerate much?

Ash and Abhi's daughter is super 16 months.

At a recent event, Aishwarya Rai said ,“Aaradhya can not only recite numbers from 1-10 and alphabet from A-Z, she has learnt to say the whole Gayatri Mantra as well.”

Really? A 16 month old? 

Friday, September 2, 2011

October 2011 Bollywood Releases

Waste your time as the cooler weather sets in: 


Release Date      Film-Title                      Star-Cast                      Director      Genre
Oct 6RascalsAjay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Kangna Ranaut, Arjun RampalDavid DhawanComedy, Action
Oct 7Love Breakups ZindagiZayed Khan, Dia Mirza, Cyrus Sahukar, Tisca ChopraSahil SanghaDrama, Romance
Oct 7MaaeeAsha Bhosle, Padmini Kolhapure, Shivani JoshiMahesh KodiyalDrama
Oct 14AazaanSachiin Joshi, Dalip Tahil, Candice Boucher, Arya BabbarPrashant ChadhaAction
Oct 14Be-CarefulRajneesh Duggall, Tanisha Mukherjee, Rajpal YadavChandrakant SinghDrama
Oct 14HappiPankaj KapoorBhavna TalwarComedy
Oct 14Jo Dooba So PaarVinay Pathak, Anand Tiwari, Rajat KapoorPraveen KumarComedy
Oct 14Mujhse Fraaandship KarogeSaqib Saleem, Saba Azad, Nishant Dahiya, Tara D'SouzaNupur AshtanaComedy, Romance
Oct 14My Friend PintoPrateik Babbar, Kalki Koechlin, Manisha Koirala, Naseruddin ShahRaghav DarRomance
Oct 26Ra.OneShah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shahana GoswamiAnubhav SinhaSci-Fi
Oct 27Damadamm!Himesh Reshammiya, Sonal Sehgal, Purbi JoshiSwapna WaghmareComedy, Romance
Oct -Gangs Of WasseypurManoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Piyush Mishra, Shabana AzmiAnurag KashyapCrime
Oct -Main Krishna HoonRajneesh Duggal, Misti Mukherjee, Juhi ChawlaRajiv S. RuiaDrama
Oct -Qasam Se Qasam SeAzim, FaithAshfaque MakraniRomance
Oct -The DesireShilpa Shetty, Xia YuR. SarathSocial

Shammi Kapoor - The Economist

Shamsher Raj Kapoor, Bollywood superstar, died on August 14th, aged 79

Shammi Kapoor

Shamsher Raj Kapoor, Bollywood superstar, died on August 14th, aged 79

THE stately descent of an eyelid; the five-minute burning glance; tears frozen on a heroine’s cheek; the moustachioed hero standing to pained attention; the slowly circling dance of attendants in and out of curtains to some interminable tune. That was old Bollywood, before Shammi Kapoor came along. He could do old-style too, keeping chastely still and delivering his laments and what not, because it ran in the family’s famous blood. But in 1957, frustration boiling up inside him after 19 films which had made him precisely a nobody, he took a different tack; shaved off the pencil moustache; cropped his long hair into a Presley duck-tail, tossed his head sideways, spun round, shook his hips, and exploded on to the Hindi film scene.
The film was “Tumsa Nahin Dekha” (“Never Seen Anyone Like You”). And India never had. Suddenly, stasis and convention were thrown out of the window. On screen at least, in packed and humid cinemas across the country, everything changed. Shammiji never came that much closer to his heroines, but he seethed with Westernised sex appeal. He was a playboy and a clown, a ceaseless ragger of the girls he loved, who would serenade them on moving trains and dangling in bathrobes from helicopters, and who in his most monstrous hit, “Junglee” (“Wild”), in 1961 slid on his front down a mountainside of snow, leapt up (leather jacket sexily torn open), sang to his heroine that people could call him wild, what could he do, swept up in love, and then roared out over the ice-bound forest, “YAHOO!” His teenage audiences yelled out with him, suddenly liberated. He had won the girl just by being his mad self, and had apparently not asked his family or hers.
Offscreen, Shammiji behaved much the same. He was no natural mover, he insisted, and tended to tumble into lakes and damage himself (he put this down, oddly, to being a Libra, a not entirely balanced one, easily floored), but he also realised that classes could not teach him anything. His extraordinary, spontaneous style was never choreographed. When he heard good music, he had to dance to it. His favourite back-singer, Mohammad Rafi (who sang his numbers for him in the Bollywood tradition, and who would merely be warned by Shammiji “I might do this”, or “I might do that” before he threw himself in), said that if he had been born a leaf, he would have fallen off dancing.
Love came easily to him too, and from an early age. At 12, the gorgeous green eyes already starting to smoulder, he boldly brushed lips with a classmate as they sang “I’ll k-i-s-s kiss you in the d-a-r-k dark” at a concert in St Joseph’s convent in Mumbai. He never forgot that. In fifth standard at Don Bosco, playing goalie at a school match, he preferred to take shelter from the rain under a beautiful girl’s umbrella; his team lost by 11 goals. Both his deeply happy marriages were precipitate. His first, in 1955 to Geeta Bali, a film star better known than he was, took place in pouring rain in a temple near the Napean Sea Road in Mumbai with only one witness, and without informing the families. His second, to Neela Devi after Geeta had died of smallpox in 1965, was proposed, together with lunch at his place, on the telephone; he had last seen her, a nine-year-old with pigtails, as he acted at 19 with his father’s theatre company. Impulsiveness was just his way.
A film star’s high ego flashed from time to time. If he was offered roles too late in the casting (even by his close director-friend, Nasir Husain), he would turn them down. For “Tumsa Nahin Dekha” (a lucky break in several ways, for the established star Dev Anand was meant to play the lead, but had walked out), he was offered 20,000 rupees and complained it was too little; at which the producer slapped him for a fool. Generally, however, he was amiable and humble, sitting on the grass to chat to fans who lined the roads to see him, or wolfing down makhani dal at a kerbside stall on the way from Haldwani to Delhi. He relished simplicity as well as stardom, and “beautiful” (“Yes, sir!”) was a word he used often when he reviewed his life.
His appetite, and his bouts of liking alcohol (as a boy he stole a bottle of champagne from a hotel in Wadala, being beaten nicely for it), made him run to bloat in the end, and then to kidney trouble. The films got worse, and he gave up romantic leads to try directing, which went badly, and character roles. To his brothers’ disgust—Raj and Shashi both being more “serious” actors—he appeared in the mid-1980s in a hugely popular TV ad for Pan Parag chewing tobacco, merely for the chance to act opposite his idol Ashok Kumar. They beamed together, two ample men on sofas.
Surfing the air
Of his more than 100 pictures only a dozen or so shone (“Dil Deke Dekho”, “An Evening in Paris”, “Kashmir Ki Kali”), treasured for the moves and the hopelessly catchy songs. It was widely believed in India, first, that Elvis had modelled himself on Shammiji, rather than the other way about; and second, that the Yahoo! internet portal, named after his famous shout, was actually owned by him. Shammiji, a computer buff whose delight in old age was to surf the net as he had once surfed the air, never objected to that. There was more than one way to embrace the modern and thoroughly banish the blues.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Salman's new squeeze

Zarine Khan and Salu made an appearance together at Maanyata's birthday party holding hands. I guess we know his type. She looks a lot like Katrina.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Priyanka Chopra

She will celebrate her 29th Birthday with family and friends. She just got back from LA where she was filming Don 2.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Anorexia Nervosa strikes AGAIN!!

This time the Bollywood skinny girl pressure caught Neha Dhupia.

I just want to shove a Big Mac down her throat. She looks hungry and miserable sitting on that chair at the Seagram's Blenders Pride press meet.

Sonam Kapoor's BAD fashion choices

Sonam has been making some terrible fashion decisions. Agree?

I can see what the designer is trying to do concept but it looks like a lampshade.

This dress is just a mess. It doesn't even fit her correctly!

Awww....she looks so happy. This is just a disaster esp on the ramp!!

She looks gorg in red lips---someone forgot to iron her shirt and hem her pant bottoms.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shilpa's healthy marriage

Shilpa Shetty, 36 went to Twitter to clear the air about her hubby (Raj Kundra) having an affair:

"First I hear am preggars (NOT true) Now I hear my husbands havin an affair frm the press. Common fr papers 2 stoop low 2 sensationalise false. “False news!grrrrrr:( 4 the record, my husband and I are holidaying in USA and r very happily married. Sorry 2 burst the newspapers bubble."
KICKER: He is allegedly having an affair with an employee at a HAIR TRANSPLANT CLINIC in London. Wow.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Raveena at PETA event

PETA is pushing people in India to adopt stray dogs rather than buying them. I guess it is a good cause.
Will anyone in India really do this? I was always under the impression that those street dogs are really filthy and  often have rabies.
NOTE: No real street dogs at the event. A doggie mascot for Raveena.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Aishwarya Rai Is Pregnant!

Finally! After YEARS of speculation is she having a baby!
Grandpa-to-be, Amitabh broke the news on Twitter:
 "I am going to become a grandfather! Aishwarya is expecting! So happy and thrilled!"

Here is a pic of her this month at some horse races with her mom. She is glowing!!! 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Karisma loses baby weight

She looks good after baby #2. Not much else to say about her.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Looking for some talent...

I would love if you all could email me some reviews of recent Hindi movies. Nothing too fancy...just a couple of lines about the latest movie you've seen and what you thought of it....

I can't pay you because I've made $29.99 off this blog so far.

I need to create separate category for Akshay...

Goodness. What should I write about this hideous outfit.?

Ash is just asking for it.

It still isn't clear if she is preggers or if she has stopped working out/starving herself.
This shot was taken 3 days ago in Paris--I think a Robert Cavalli party.
For crying out loud--if that is a FOOD BABY find a tent dress. If it is a baby--congrats ;-)

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