Monday, 30 April 2012

Sonakshi Sinha - Sardarni

Sonakshi Sinha - Sardarni
Sonakshi Sinha hasn't been seen on screen since her debut in 2010, but she's back with many releases lined up over the next 12 months. First there's the Akshay Kumar starrer Rowdy Rathore which will be followed by Son Of Sardar also starring fellow UBD Juhi Chawla - I just hope they are not playing mother-daughter. Take a look at these pics from the sets.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Parineeti Chopra - Ishaqzaadi

Parineeti Chopra - Ishaqzaadi
The hottest new diva on the block Parineeti Chopra is readying herself for her second outing at the box office. Her first film proved a huge success earning her countless awards including wins at Filimfare, Screen, Zee Cine, Stardust, Apsara and many others. Ishaqzaade is the most anticipated film of the season - the script is said to be amazing, the music is doing very well and the performances look very exciting from the promos.. Check out these cool shots from the movie. Ishaqzaade is out worldwide on 11th May 2012.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Deepika Padukone - Cocktail

Deepika Padukone was once touted as the hottest newcomer on the block, but it seems these days everyone is talking more about Anushka, Asin + Parineeti. Her last few releases have garnered unfavourable reactions but the leggy diva is not about to go down without a fight. Having secured not one but two films with Southern superstar Rajnikanth - Kochadaiyaan [2012] + Rana [2013] both in Tamil, which were first offered to Katrina Kaif - she also has 2 Hindi releases this year. She will be seen starring opposite her ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor in Karan Johar's Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani in the last quarter of the year. Her next release Cocktail sees her working with Saif Ali Khan - now on their third movie together. Check out these candid shots on the sets in London. Cocktail will be released worldwide on 12th July 2012.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Katrina Kaif - Ek Thi Tigress

Katrina Kaif has wrapped up her first schedule shooting for Yash Chopra's as yet untitled film in London. But before that film hits the screens, she will be seen in another YRF production 'Ek Tha Tiger' which reunites her with her co-star of many of her earlier films Salman Khan. The film is being shot in Dublin, Ireland. Check out these snaps of her on the sets.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Kajol: New Photoshoot

Bong-beauty and ultimate diva Kajol had a photo shoot with Prasaad Naik. The result is this beautiful portrait. Kajol is yet to sign another movie since she was last seen in 3 films in 2010. She remains the holder of the most Filmfare Best Actress Awards along with her aunt Nutan with 5 each.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Dangerous Ishhq: No U.K. Release

Karisma Kapoor
I am sorry to bring you this sad news readers. I read the other day that Karisma Kapoor's comeback film 'Dangerous Ishhq' will not be released in U.K. cinemas.

Karisma is going all out promoting the film across India, check this radio interview:

It is well known that the thriller genre of Bollywood tends not to do as well as romance/drama in the U.K. and often we see that this type of film does not see a U.K. release. However this is the first time that a major film star such as Lolo will be seen in such a movie, and that too her first in over 6 years. So it is not a huge surprise that the distributors were worried about recovering their costs for the release, but it is majorly disappointing for the many thousands of fans who would have flocked to the theatre to see this 3D epic.

Karisma in Rajasthani outfit
There is another factor at play in all of this, and that is 'Ishaqzaade'. The Yash Raj Films project starring Parineeti Chopra has created an immense hype online and on radio/TV. Originally the films were slotted for release in separate weeks but last month it was decided (due to the buzz surrounding 'Ishaqzaade') that it would be brought forward by 1 week, hence the clash with 'Dangerous Ishhq'.

Divya Dutta with Karisma Kapoor

I hope something happens and all this is reversed, because I have been anticipating her comeback for many years and was excited to know she finally signed this movie. It is a shame as personally I think the film would have at least done decent business here. The music has received huge appreciation, and there is an online buzz around the project here in the U.K. I guess Lolo fans will have to wait for a dodgy DVD in Southall around the release date: May 11th, 2012.

Karisma Kapoor with Rajneesh Duggal
In the meantime here is a mellow track from the movie which fits with the mood of this article, sung by Anweesha.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Sunny Leone: Chaze Endorsement

Sunny Leone has not been in B'town for long but she's already secured her first product endorsement deal in India. The 31-year old Indo-Canadian actress and producer will debut in Pooja Bhatt's 'Jism 2' which will be released worldwide on 12 December 2012.

The diva has also snapped up another role in Ekta Kapoor's sequel to 'Ragini MMS' which will go on the floors at the end of the year.

Jism 2 - first look

Monday, 23 April 2012

Konkona Sen Sharma - Filmfare Photoshoot

Her last Hindi film appearance may have come more than a year ago, with a cameo in Priyanka Chopra's '7 Khoon Maaf' - but this Bong Beauty is far from throwing in the towel just yet. Having recently given birth to her son Haroon, she is looking as fit as ever in this new photoshoot. It's been 10 years this year since she won the National Award For Best Actress for 'Mr. & Mrs. Iyer' and while fellow contemporary Vidya Balan has been taking over in her absence, Koko is due to come back with a vengeance this year with 5 releases lined up including the much talked about 'Daayan' with fellow UBD Kalki Koechlin. Check out this fabulous photoshoot from next month's Filmfare magazine.

Konkona Sen Sharma

Konkona Sen Sharma

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Soha Ali Khan - Filmfare Photoshoot

Well we are not used to seeing her like this, even though her mother was one of the glamour dolls of the 70s. Soha Ali Khan is featured in the latest Filmfare magazine in a stylish photo shoot that shows the fun side to her personality. The starlet is due to marry her boyfriend, actor Kunal Khemu soon. Ms. Khan is currently working on the film adaption to Salman Rushdie's novel 'Midnight's Children'.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Kareena Kapoor - Rowdy Rathore

News of Kareena Kapoor's cameo item number in Sonakshi Sinha starrer 'Rowdy Rathore' came in just as fast as it was shot. This HQ screen shot leaked this week. Seems Bebo is really going for it with the item numbers after seeing them do wonders for the careers of her contemporaries.
Kareena Kapoor - Rowdy Rathore

Friday, 20 April 2012

Kajol - On The Sets

Kajol shoots a short film for a children's charity. Pratham primary schol in Hanuman Basti, India. The film will premier at Pratham UK Gala on October 5th 2012. Pratham is India's largest educational NGO.