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Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Umrao Jaan vs Don vs Dhoom 2 for Diwali
Date: 07/11/2006
J.P. Dutta’s Umrao Jaan has been scheduled for release on October 20 which is the same time that Don and Dhoom 2 are scheduled to be released. Umrao Jaan stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai and is directed by J.P. Dutta. Don stars Shahrukh Khan (SRK) and Priyanka Chopra . Dhoom 2 stars Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu .
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Shahrukh Khan (SRK) Shahrukh Khan To Coach A Female Football(Soccer) Team
Date: 07/06/2006
Shahrukh Khan (SRK) will coach a female football(soccer) team in Chak De India . The movie is being directed by Shimit Amin and will release in 2007 and being produced by Yash Raj Films.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Esha Deol Esha Deol Currently Busy With Shooting Schedule
Date: 07/03/2006
Esha Deol , daughter of Hema Malini, has been of lately been a little busy with her film career and is currently working on multiple projects including Meghna Gulzar's Honeymoon opposite Fardeen Khan, Harry Baweja's action thriller Red , starring Zayed Khan and Aftab Shivdasani. and Ramesh Sippy's Rooh , a movie about supernatural powers.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Priyanka Chopra Priyanka Chopra To Star In video for Aap Ki Khatir
Date: 07/03/2006
Priyanka Chopra is currently shooting a promotional video for her upcoming movie, Aap Ki Khatir . The movie star cast includes Akshaye Khanna , Dino Morea and Suniel Shetty and is directed by Dharmesh Darshan and the music is being provided by the hottest music director Himesh Reshammiya . Priyanka Chopra has in the past done a promotional video for Bluffmaster in Right Here Right Now.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Off Again, On Again
Date: 06/28/2006
It was reported a couple of months ago that Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan were no longer going out together but recently the two made a couple of public appearances together in Chennai where they are shooting for Mani Ratnam's Guru . They were seen together at the cancer ward of a local hospital where they spent time with the children. They were also spotted together in a cinemas in Chennai, where they watched Mission Impossible 3 and X-Men III back-to-back. The couple were also spotted partying at a nightclub and dancing to their hit song from Bunty Aur Babli , Kajra Re.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Urmila Matondkar Urmila in Ramu's Badla
Date: 06/28/2006
Rangeela girl Urmila Matondkar has been confirmed by Ram Gopal Varma to star in his next film Badla , which he plans to start shooting before undertaking his remake of Sholay . Urmila Matondkar has also been assigned to play an item number in the remake of Sholay . Rumors have it that Ramu has assigned Urmila Matondkar to play the character of Helen who danced in the original Sholay on the song Mehbooba O Mehbooba… which will be sung by Himesh Reshammiya .
2006 IIFA Award Winners
Date: 06/21/2006
Best Picture: Black
Direction: Sanjay Leela Bhansali : Black
Performance in a Leading Role (Male): Amitabh Bachchan : Black
Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Rani Mukherjee : Black
Performance in a Supporting Role (Male): Abhishek Bachchan : Sarkar
Performance in a Supporting Role (Female): Ayesha Kapoor: Black
Performance in a Comic Role: Javed Jaffery: Salaam Namaste
Performance in a Negative Role: Nana Patekar: Bluffmaster
Music Direction: Shankar Ehsaan Loy: Bunty Aur Babli
Best Story: Nagesh Kukunoor: Iqbal
Lyrics: Gulzar: Kajra Re
Playback Singer (Male): Himesh Reshammiya : Aashiq Banaya Aapne: Aashiq Banaya Aapne
Playback Singer (Female): Alisha Chinai: Kajra Re
Bollywood Movie Krrish Krrish To Be Released On June 23, 2006
Date: 06/21/2006
The follow on to Rakesh Roshan's Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish will be release world wide this weekend. The film marks the return of Hrithik Roshan with his dad Rakesh Roshan. The film also stars Priyanka Chopra and the music is provided by music composer Rajesh Roshan, brother of Rakesh Roshan. The film was premiered in Singapore Tuesday, where most of the shooting was also done. Will this mark Bollywood entrance into film that have heroes like Superman or Spiderman ? Priyanka Chopra is playing the role of a STAR News journalist. Naseeruddin Shah will be seen in a negative role in the sci-fi thriller.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Wallpaper Sushmita Sen Sushmita Sen in Karma, Confessions and Holi
Date: 06/18/2006
Sushmita Sen will next been seen in Karma, Confessions and Holi . Karma, Confessions and Holi happens to be the first Bollywood and Hollywood joint production with mainstream stars from both the film industry. Sushmita Sen , Randeep Hooda, Deepal Shaw and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi represent Bollywood while Drena De Niro world renowned supermodel and actress Naomi Campbell represent Hollywood . The movie will also feature a steamy shower scene between Sushmita Sen and Randeep Hooda follows with a smooches. This will mark the first kissing scene for Sushmita Sen , the other was with Anuj Sahney in Chingari , but was later edited out. The movie's format reminds of Mira Nair's internationally acclaimed Monsoon Wedding with different stories of different people converge together on a marriage setting.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai Leaves Her Handprint
Date: 06/15/2006
Aishwarya Rai became the first Bollywood star to leave her handprint on the Dubai Studio City's Hall of Fame during the film festival this year. Remember last year she was honoured with a Tulip named after her in Amsterdam. She has being called the most beautiful woman in the world with more than 17,000 websites dedicated to her name.
Expected Movie Releases July 2006:
Ahista Ahista (2006)
Cast: Abhay Deol , Soha Ali Khan
Anthony Kaun Hai (2006)
Cast: Sanjar Dutt , Minissha Lamba
Corporate (2006)
Cast: Kay Kay , Bipasha Basu
Golmaal (2006)
Cast: Ajay Devgan , Rimi Sen
Ladies Tailor (2006)
Cast: Rajpal Yadav , Kim Sharma
Othello, Omkara, Issak (2006)
Cast: Ajay Devgan , Kareena Kapoor
Shiva (2006)
The Killer (2006)
Cast: Emraan Hashmi , Nisha Kothari
Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota (2006)
Cast: Jimmy Shergill , Ayesha Takia
Bollywood Concert Dates
04/22/2006: Himesh Reshammiya Aap ka Saroor Live In Concert Fall 2006
Himesh Reshammiya is scheduled to tour the US for his Aap ka Saroor Live In Concert during early Fall 2006. Others include Vineet, Himani, Alisha Chennai and Indian Idol Abhijeet Sawant.
The Bollywood Heat 2006 Live In Concert features some of the biggest Bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar , Saif Ali Khan , Preity Zinta Sushmita Sen and Celina Jaitley .
The Rock Stars Live In Concert features some of the biggest Bollywood stars like Salman Khan , John Abraham , Shahid Kapoor , Zayed Khan , Kareena Kapoor , Mallika Sherawat , and Esha Deol .
Bollywood Heat 2006
Bollywood News:
Vidya Balan to take on role of Chandramukhi which had been earlier turned down by Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai since the role required partially nude scene. The Akshay Kumar movie stars in the leading role.
Priyanka Chopra will represent India on an international platform for the Miss World beauty pageant at the Global Leadership Forum. Priyanka will be speaking, for about 45-minute speech, on Innovation of Competitive Edge and aspects from films and issues related to cinema. Priyanka will be heading to Kaula Lumpur on August 1. Priyanka has also been learning martial arts, by trainer Kanishq, for her role in Farhan Akhtar’s Don .
Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kapoor love scene in Vishal Bharadwaj's Omkara is a much talked about topic. The film is scheduled for release this Friday July 28, 2006. The love scene, which occurs as a part of a montage for the song O sathi re, is about three-four minute long between Ajay and Kareena and has been shot very aesthetically by Bharadwaj. The movie, based on Shakespeare's Othello, the protagonist suffers from an inferiority complex due to the beauty of his lover and hence the director wanted someone who looked beautiful even without makeup, and found Kareena to fit the bill perfectly. Kareen plays Dolly, a Brahmin girl who leaves her family for Ajay, a half-Brahmin and the chieftain of outlaws.
Amitabh Bachchan to dance in the title song, a semi-qawwalli track, of the film, Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom being directed by Shaad Ali with music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Gulzar the pair behind Kajra Re from Bunty Aur Babli . The movie also stars Bobby Deol, Abhishek Bachchan , Preity Zinta and Lara Dutta .
Priyanka Chopra to wear a two piece bikini in Farhan Akthar’s remake of Don. Priyanka Chopra will be enacting the same scene, which Zeenat Aman did in the original, way back in 1978. Priyanka Chopra earlier sizzled in a bikini in movies Andaaz and Aitraaz.
Mallika Sherawat , known as sex bomb of Bollywood, has been signed by Feroz Nadiadwala's to star in movie titled Welcome being directed by Anees Bazmi and starring Nana Patekar, Feroz Khan and Akshay Kumar .
Gracy Singh to star in Chanchal in which she also will sing a children song. She will also be starting in Choodiyan.
John Abraham to make an apperance in Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) as a disk jockey in the song Rock-N-Roll Soniye. This is the same song that will also feature Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan dancing with Kajol , Karan’s lucky mascot.
Dhoom 2 release pushed to Nov 24, 2006 instead of being released during Diwali week. The director Aditya Chopra requires more time to finish the final touches on the film. Currently the cast of Dhoom 2 is still on location in foreign destination and hence rushing the finish would not the best choice. The movie stars Abhishek Bachchan , Hrithik Roshan , Uday Chopra, Bipasha Basu , and Rimi Sen .
Harvard University to honor academically honor Bollywood movie Krrish . The movie is directed by Rakesh Roshan and stars his son Hrithik Roshan along side Priyanka Chopra . Krrish will mark the first Indian movie to be listed for international case study per Indian Institute of Management in collaboration with the Asia Case Research Center, University of Hong Kong and Harvard Business Case Clearance House.
Kabul Express shotting finished up in Bhuj, Kutch. Kabul Express is the film about director Kabir Khan’s experience of shooting a documentary film in Taliban land. The movie stars John Abraham and Bipasha Basu .
Mallika Sherawat will soon be playing a role of a female cadet in the Indian Army in a movie titled Fauj Mein Mauj being directed by Murli Nagavalli. The movie has been inspired by the 1980-Howard Zieff directed comedy titled Private Benjamin. It's a comedy story of what happens when a sexy young woman joins the army more like the Police Academy series.
Rang De Basanti is going to be watched by the 95 member team (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) the official body for Golden Globe Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association screens movies before arriving at the nominations decision and announcement towards the end of the year. Rang De Basanti was directed by Rakesh Mehra and stars Aamir Khan and Soha Ali Khan .
Mira Nair's The Namesake is scheduled to hit the theaters in November this year. The movie is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri's widely acclaimed novel The Namesake . The movie was shot in the US and Kolkata and has an estimated budget of $9.6 million. The story revolves around an Indian family who shifts from Kolkata to New York.
Himesh Reshammiya , the hottest music director(composer) and singer, to provide music for Kamal Hassan's bilingual film Dasavatharam , in which Kamal plays ten different characters. Himesh Reshammiya visited Kamal in Chennai to sign the film and said he would be comfortable with Tamil lyrics.
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Dwitiya Mega Finale will have Bipasha Basu as the celebrity guest on the show. Dressed in a gorgeous polka dotted dress and new hairdo Bipasha Basu accompanied the other Judges Shekhar Suman and Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Hrithik Roshan to make a guest appearance in the first home production of Arjun Rampal titled I See You . The movie will be directed Vivek Agarwal and will be shot in London.
Director Vipul Shah is currently busy shooting his next film titled, Namaste London starring Akshay Kumar , Katrina Kaif and Upen Patel, besides six British actors.
Minissha Lamba will be seen opposite Arsha Warsi in Anthony Kaun Hai . She made her filmi career debut Yahaan last year.
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event has officially begun in Dubai from 14 June and will continue till 17 June. IIFA awards which are deemed as the Indian equivalent of Oscars will showcase 32 Indian feature films including sixteen Hindi films, fourteen south Indian films, one Bengali, one Marathi and six short films. The IIFA awards were started back in 2000 and it was first held in London. Since then it has been held twice in South Africa and once in Malaysia, Singapore and the Netherlands and now in Dubai.

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Sania Mirza lost to top seed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 7-6 (9-7), 7-5 in a rain-delayed quarter-final match of the $175,000 Cincinnati Open tennis. But Sania is still scheduled to the doubles semi-finals along with her Polish partner Marta Domachowska, there are seed third seeds in the tournament.
Sania Mirza , Hyderabadi girl, slips to 40 in Tennis Association (WTA) rankings after losing in the first round of the Wimbledon singles competition. Sania lost to Russian Elena Dementieva in the first round of Wimbledon. Sania is ranked 33rd in the doubles.
Golf News
Tiger Woods wins the British Open, his first major win since his father, Earl Woods, died May 3. Being played in Hoylake, England, Woods won golf's oldest championship for the second straight year. The next stop for Woods is the PGA Championship at Medinah, where he won in 1999.
Tiger Woods leading the way at British Open being played at the Royal Liverpool with score of 12 under with number two place currently helf by Chris DiMarco 9 under.

India News
Blasts on Mumbai local commuter trains and stations in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai (Bombay). The explosions occurred at packed railway stations in the Matunga, Khar, Santacruz, Jogeshwari, Borivali and Bhayendar. The explosions brought back memories of the March 1993 serial blasts that left over 250 people dead.
06/06/2006 IBM plans to triple investment in India
IBM plans to triple investment in India over the next three years to $6 billion to take advantage of the country's lower-cost labor and diverse engineering skills. The funding will also add new service delivery centers in Bangalore and a telecommunications research facility in New Delhi. IBM now employs more people in India than any other foreign company.

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A state judge in San Francisco has approved the tentative settlement Google Inc. reached in a click fraud class action lawsuit files by by two Arkansas businesses and Internet advertisers Lane's Gifts and Collectibles and Caulfield Investigations in February 2005.

Sony introduced Bluetooth Car Stereo model MEX-BT5000. MEX-BT5000 uses wireless Bluetooth® technology to connect to cellular phones and other devices, including portable music players that have Bluetooth connectivity. The MEX-BT5000 car stereo supports multiple codecs, including MP3, WMA and ATRAC® as well as audio CDs.
Sony also introduced Hard Disk Drive Camcorders with 60GB and 30GB capacity. The new camcorders will make it eaiser to capture the moments as it happens and then using the Handycam Station make it easy to transfer to the PC and/or watch on TV. 60GB DCR-SR80 model priced for about $800, 30GB DCR-SR60 for about $700 and 30GB DCR-SR40 model priced for about $600.
Sony introduces the First Blu-ray Disc Drive Burner. Model BWU-100A supports 50 GB of data on BD-R (write once) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs or up to four hours of high-definition video using HDV 1080i on a BD-RE 50GB disc. The drive will be available in August for about $750.

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