Irrfan Khan Opposite Natalie Portman
has been signed by Mira Nair to star opposite Hollywood star
. The film is titled Kosher Vegetarian, and is directed by Mira Nair. The movie is
about a love story between a Gujarati guy (Irrfan Khan)
and a Jewish girl (Natalie Portman).
Just recently Irrfan won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in Anurag Basu's
Life...In a Metro (2007)
. During which time Irrfan was at the Spirit Awards being held in California, USA, were
he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Mira Nair's
The Namesake (2007)
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone a couple?
It has been reported that during the 53rd Fair One Filmfare awards function
while waiting for their turn to appear on stage,
exchanged some 'I Love You's which has been picked up my the media as an announcement
of their relationship beyond freinds. Since just recently Deepika was connected to such
talk with cricketer
What are your thoughts on the new Bollywood pair?
Kareena Kapoor On Cover Of Vogue
recently shot some breath taking photos for the Indian version of Vogue,
on which she will be on the cover of for the March 2008 edition.
Taare Zameen Par Shines At Filmfare Awards
Taare Zameen Par
got the best of the awards at the 53rd Annual Filmfare Awards
that was recently held at the Yashraj Studio in Mumbai, India. A lot of Bollywood
stars had gathered to be at the awards. Taare Zameen Par (TZP) won the award for
best film, best directory (
), best actor, best story and lyricist (Pasoon Joshi). While 11 year old star
from Taare Zameen Par won the Critics Award for the Best Male Performance.
Shah Rukh Khan (SRK)
won the award for Best Actor Award for
Chak De India
. Chak De India also picked up the Best Cinematography and the critics award for the Best Film.
won Best Actor (Female) award
Jab We Met
. Rishi Kapoor received the Lifetime Achievement Award and his son
got the Best Newcomer Award for his role in
. Another new comer
won for Best Female Debutante and Fresh Face Award for
Om Shanti Om
Konkona Sen Sharma
won for Best Supporting Actor (Female and Male)
for their role on
Life in a Metro
picked up the Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in
A R Rehman
won for the Best Music Director for Guru. Shreya Ghosal picked up
award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song ‘Barso Re’ from
while Shaan won the Best Male Playback Singer for the song 'Jab Se Tere Naina’ in Saawariya.
Jodhaa Akbar banned in Madhya Pradesh
Before Jodaa Akbar was released there had been a lot of protest by the Rajput community
on the events showen in the movie with what actually took place in history,
which still seems to be an issue after the release of the movie. A lot of cinema halls
all over the world did not show the movie and now the movie has been banned in Madhya Pradesh
by the Madhya Pradesh government. The movie stars
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
. There was also news that Nitin Chandrakant Desai owner of the N.D. Studio
would open his studios to the public to allow them to view the sets that were
Jodha Akbar (2008)
Hrithik Roshan Praised From His Colleagues
has been receiving some great compliments from his colleagues within Bollywood.
First it was his father Rakesh Roshan and then Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh was
very impressed with his performance overall in
Jodha Akbar (2008)
, notably for his dance during the qawwalli Khwaja mere khwaja.
Rozza Catalano Enters Bollywood
, Saif Ali Khan's ex-girlfriend, is all set to appear in Bollywood
films. She will me in Samar Khan's
for an item number and then will have a
lead role in Partho Ghosh's Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De.
Shah Rukh Khan To Host TV Show
Shah Rukh Khan (SRK)
has signed on to host a game show on Star TV named "Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?",
which is based on a international Mark Burnett format “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?”
game show. The game show will test the knowledge of adult contestants against
a group of 10-year-olds. The originated in the United States and now is seeing in
over 50 countries.
Amitabh Bachchan Returns Home To Mumbai
was compelled to come back to his home in Mumbai after following reports of
attack on his house, Prateeksha in Juhu. Amitabh was busy on his shooting schedule for Shoe Bite
being directed by Sujit Sircar in the Himachal Pradesh capital. Police may be
investigating if this is related to MNS chief Raj Thackeray's attack on the
superstar for preferring Uttar Pradesh over Maharashtra for opening a girls' college.
AskMen.Com Releases Top 99 Women Of 2008
AskMen.com has released the list of Top99Women of 2008. The list includes a lot of
celebrities from the previous years plus bring some new faces into the list.
The number one this year is taken up by Grey's Anatomy star
, followed by super model
in number 2,
in spot 3. Indian movie star
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
was at number 27.
Money, Finance, Technology News:
Has Sony finally won the much known DVD war? Today, Toshiba announced that it
is dropping the high-definition DVD battle and hence will stop production of its
HD DVD players and recorders. And this may signal a victory for Sony's Blu-ray format.
Recently Warner Bros', WalMart, UK retailer Woolworths US chain Best Buy,
and US online retailer Netflix have backed Sony's Blu-ray format and hence
could have forced Toshiba into it's decision.
Blu-ray’s was backed by Sony and Philips while HD DVD was baked by Toshiba and Hitachi.
This may be good news for consumers in that they have only one format to choose from, but
it will also make consumers that bought the HD DVD players anger, since they will have less
choice of films to watch on their player. What do you think?
Will Apple be annoucing a new version of the MacBook soon? Many major reseller
are showing back order of more then a week on the Apple's current MacBook Pros.
Does this mean that production is slow for the current MacBook or a new Apple
MacBook is around the cornor. Intel has recently announced a new chip called,
Penryn, which has been used by large number of PC companies.
was taken out of the front line in Afghanistan after the
the media leaked his presence in Afghanistan. The British authorities became concerned for
his safety and the safety of those around him and hence decided to send the
Prince back home after he had served his country until February 29, 2008
as a battlefield air controller.
Air India today launched the first non stop flight from Delhi to New York over
the North Pole. Air India is using the newly developed 238 seater aircraft Boeing 777-200
Longer Range aircraft which is configured with 8 seats in first class, 35 seats in executive class
and 195 seats in economy class with fully flat beds in the First and Executive Classes.
Sania Mirza In Qatar Open 02/17/2008:
will mark her start in the Qatar Open on Monday Feb 18 against
Belarusian Olga Govortsova. If she wins her first round match she will then
have to face the
, world's no 2 and Australian Open runner up.
Other tennis stars taking part in the Qatar Open include
, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic, Nadia Petrova, and
has decided not to participate in the Bangalore Open its up to
, another young Hyderabadi to fill the shoe of Sania. Prerna, a 17 year old,
is currently ranked 678 on the WTA rankings and hope to do well at the
Bangalore Open. She won her first major title at the Hyderabad Open in 2005.
Sania Mirza Opts Out Of Bangalore Open 02/04/2008:
has decided to not to play in the 600,000 Dollar WTA Tier II Bangalore Open
which is scheduled to start in March. The reason giving my the Indian tennis
star is the petty controversies which have been filled against her. This
will also include future matches within India in the near term.
India beat Sri Lanka to win the match by 2 wickets in the 49th over to
keep their hope alive for a berth in the final. Sri Lanka had a rocky start
but a 153 run third wicket partnership between Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara
helped Sri Lanka post a competitive 238 for 6.
was out for 0 in the 2nd over but India pulled together and came
out ahead with a 76 off 70 balls by
and 50 not out by
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
All the Indian cricketers, contracted to the Cricket Board have signed into the
Indian Premier League (IPL), which is promoted by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
is set to begin play on April 18 at Bangalore and has scheduled for
59 match event including two semi finals and a grand final.