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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 MehboobaÖ 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.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Wallpaper Sonali Bendre Sonali Bendre Signed by Marico For Baby Products
Date: 06/13/2006
Sonali Bendre has been signed by Marico to endorse their baby products under the brand name Sparsh. This would mark a comeback into the limelight after her marriage to filmmaker Goldie Behl and taking care of their ten month old baby boy named Ranbeer.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Wallpaper Rani Mukherjee Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Will Be Launch at I.I.F.A.
Date: 06/09/2006
The music for the most awaited movie of the year, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) , will be launched at the I.I.F.A. weekend, on June 16. Karan along with Amitabh Bachchan , Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee will be present to launch the music. Rani Mukherjee is also in the news since she recently signed up as the brand ambassador for Titan Raga, a watch brand which is designed and crafted exclusively for women.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Priyanka Chopra Priyanka Chopra and Akshaye Khanna In Aap Ki Khatir
Date: 06/05/2006
Priyanka Chopra and Akshaye Khanna will be seen in Aap Ki Khatir being directed by Dharmesh Darshan. The film is currently in post production and is scheduled for release in the next 2 months. This will mark the first time Priyanka Chopra and Akshaye Khanna has starred in a movie together and the rumors have it that they have a great sizzling chemistry on screen. Other stars include Amisha Patel , Dino Morea , Suniel Shetty and Anupam Kher and the music is being provided by the hottest music director Himesh Reshammiya .
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Bipasha Basu Bipasha Basu To In Double Role
Date: 06/05/2006
Bipasha Basu for first time in her career will be playing double role in the Abbas-Mustanís next untitled currently being shot in London. The comedy film also stars Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt .
Bollywood Actor Picture Gallery Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan finishes shooting for Nishabd
Date: 06/01/2006
Amitabh Bachchan has just finished shooting for Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabd with Revathy, Rukhsar, Jiah Khan and Aftab Shivdasani. The film is scheduled for a September release. Amitabh Bachchan will also be starring in Balakrishnan's Chini Kum opposite Tabu . The movie has Amitabh Bachchan flirting with a much younger Tabu . The movie will be shot in London, Delhi and Mumbai.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Urmila Matondkar Ram Gopal Varma Ki Sholay
Date: 05/31/2006
Ram Gopal Verma has decided to shelve his forthcoming film Time Machine which stared Shahrukh Khan and instead decided to start work on the remake of Sholay . It was also announced that Himesh Reshammiya , currently the hottest music director turned singer, who will be providing the music for the movie will also be singing the famous Mehbooba Mehbooba for the film. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan as Gabbar Singh and Urmila Matondkar will dance to Mehbooba Mehbooba.
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Bipasha Basu Bipasha Basu shooting for Phir Hera Pheri
Date: 05/25/2006
Bipasha Basu is currently shooting for her next release, Phir Hera Pheri Phir Hera Pheri. Her next assignment will be a Bangla movie with her favorite director Rituparno Ghosh, called Draupadi , which is scheduled for release in 2007. Also in the news is that John Abraham has reiterated that he would marry with no one else but Bipasha Basu .
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai At Cannes film festival confirmed that she was the victim of domestic violence
Date: 05/24/2006
Aishwarya Rai is currently at the Cannes film festival to promote her film Provoked . This is were the sensuous Indian former Miss World confirmed that she was a victim of domestic violence which by considence is the subjet of her next movie, Provoked , directed by Jagmohan Mundhra. It is a known fact that Salman and Ash shared a strange relationship, and that Salman was extremely possessive of his then lady love Ash. The film is expected to be released September 2006. Aishwarya Rai also made a reference to a future biography on herself that she will write.
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty On Cover Of OK Magazine
Date: 05/15/2006
Shilpa Shetty will on the cover of the first issue of Europeís OK magazine launching its Indian version. The photos are being shot by Vikram Bawa and include indoor shoots with Shilpa posing on a couch, floor and even in a bathtub. Outdoor shots were taken in a park and by poolside, and one shot has Shilpa Shetty wearing fiery red dress and posing on a luggage trolley.
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Preity Zinta Tsunami Forces Preity Zinta to Examine Priorities
Date: 05/14/2006
Preity Zinta has been reexamining her lifestyle after she escaped the tsunami disaster in 2004. She was fast asleep in a beachside villa in Thailand when the killer waves struck in December 2004. She ran and survived but some of the friends she was with did not make it out. Preity Zinta was only in one film last year, but she again has picked up her pace and is currently shooting for three movies that will hit the screen over the next six months. She is also going to promote her next film Hindi movie Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (KANK) (Never Say Goodbye) at the Cannes film festival later this month.
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Vidya Balan Parineeta pair of Saif Ali and Vidya Balan Together Again
Date: 05/09/2006
Parineeta pair of Saif Ali and Vidya Balan will be together again in director Pradeep Sarkar next venture. Pradeep will direct yet untitle film Yash Raj Films with Saif Ali Khan , Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan in the lead.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Dhoom 2 team in South Africa
Date: 05/09/2006
Dhoom 2 crew and cast will be shotting part of the movie in South Africa. The Avlon Group of Cinemas is providing the facilities in South Africa and Qatar Airways will be sponsoring air travels from India to South Africa for the entire cast and production crew. The film includes breath-taking action sequences which include fast-paced action sequences, helicopter chases and more. The file stars Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan .
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Mallika Sherawat Mallika Sherawat In Guru
Date: 05/09/2006
Mallika Sherawat has agreed to shoot an item number for Mani's movie titled Guru . Mallika Sherawat has shot the item number in Turkey with Abhishek Bachchan . The movie is inspired from a corporate war between the two groups of Mumbai controlled by Dhirubhai Ambani of Reliance and Nusli Wadia of Bombay Dyeing. Abhishek Bachchan is stated to be playing the character of the Reliance's founder Late Dhirubhai Ambani. The movie also stars Aishwarya Rai opposite Abhishek Bachchan and Madhavan opposite Vidya Balan .
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Kareena Kapoor 36 China Town Suspense Priyanka Chopra?
Date: 05/04/2006
We are not revealing the suspense of 36 China Town , but will let you know that Priyanka Chopra will be making a guest appearance in the movie. The beautiful actress, Priyanka Chopra got great reviews for portraying a negative character in Aitraaz, which was also directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced by Subhash Ghai and then again made a guest appearance in Milan Luthriaís Taxi Number 9211 (2006) . 36 China Town is due to release this week and stars Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor . The movie is a murder mystery(thriller) and hence the producers and director have decided to not hold any private screenings, not even for the filmís actors or distributors.
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Kajol Mukherjee Kajol To Make An Appearance in Karan Joharís Forthcoming Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (KANK)
Date: 05/03/2006
Rumors have it that Kajol will be making an appearance in Karan Joharís forthcoming Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) , the plan is that Kajol will appear in a song along with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan as well as the rest of cast which includes Preity Zinta , Rani Mukherjee and Shahrukh Khan . Currently Kajol is waiting for the release of her comeback movie Fanaah , which is scheduled to be release later this month which has already created some controversies. The controversies is that some music channels have banned the Fanaah trailers, the reason being that Yash Raj films allegedly asked for money for showing music promos of Fanaah .
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Neetu Chandra Madhur Bhandarkar To Direct Signal
Date: 05/02/2006
Madhur Bhandarkar, the director of Page 3 and Corporate, will soon start to direct the third film in his trilogy of films on Mumbai, the next movie is called Signal . The movie is about people who meet around the traffic signals in Mumbai and stars Kunal Khemu of Kalyug and Neetu Chandra of Garam Masala. Neetu will be playing the role of a girl who embroiders clothes. Signal is being readied for Diwali 2006 release with Corporate slated for July release.
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Tanushree Dutta Tanushree Dutta item number in Bhagam Bhag
Date: 04/28/2006
Tanushree Dutta has decided to do an item number in Priyadarshan's Bhagam Bhaag . The movie stars Akshay Kumar , Govinda, Lara Dutta and Paresh Rawal and a guest apperaence by Sanjay Dutt.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan Stars Aligned?
Date: 04/27/2006
The net is filled with rumors of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan , to be or not to be? The latest in the news is that the two stars have parted there own aways after finding out that Aishwarya Rai 's astrological chart says she is from Mars (manglik), and the Bachchans reportedly do not want the ďdark shadow of MarsĒ on their son. Now who is going to beleive in these rumors? Are such story really true or not, only time will tell. The mention of the Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan pair was first mentioned when they were shooting for Umrao Jaan . At the end of the day this could all be a publicity stunt since both Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan are currently working on multiple projects together like Dhoom 2 , Umrao Jaan and Guru .
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Arya Babbar Arya Babbar Added To Mani Ratnamís Guru
Date: 04/22/2006
Arya Babbarn , son of Raj Babbar, has been added to the cast of Mani Ratnamís Guru to play the role of Aish brother and Abhishek best friend in the movie. He is currently shooting for the movie in Karnataka with Abhishek Bachchan . The other male leads include Abhishek Bachchan and Madhavan and leading lady by Aishwarya Rai . Arya has already finished shooting for Hollywood film called The Partition in which he has a negative role opposite Hollywood stars Neve Campbell and Jimi Mistry.
Sony TV Show Indian Idol The Indian Idol Finals and The Winner Is?
Date: 04/23/2006
Guest Stars: Kajol
The Indian Idol 2 Finals. The 2 finalists went head to head till the end. This episode included the return of all the Indian Idol contents and they all performed a couple of songs for the audience. After a long wait the winner was announced. Sandeep Acharya was crowed Indian Idol 2 by the public beating out the heavliy favoured NC Karunya . NC Karunya went through the whole contest with the best complements and was heavliy to win, but it was Sandeep Acharya that got the most votes and won the title of Indian Idol 2. Abhijeet Sawant also made an apperaence and sang a song and then later presented the Indian Idol crown to the winner, Sandeep Acharya. We feel that Karunya should have been given he has better signing talnet, but this just goes to show you how many people you know and how many votes they give. Everyone could have been feeling that Karunya was getting so many good comments from the judeges that no one vote for Sandeep and hence could have giving him votes? Let's hope this was not the case.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai Hurt On Set Of Mani Ratnamís Guru
Date: 04/21/2006
Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai got some minor bruises on her hand while shooting for Mani Ratnamís Guru in Bagalkot, North Karnataka with Abhishek Bachchan . It was reported that she fell of a bicycle while shooting the scene and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment and released with her right hand bandaged an hour later with direction to rest of a day. The film is set against the backdrop of the first war of Indian independence (1857), with a song and dance sequence and wedding scenes at cave temples Badami and Halakatti bungalow.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Mani Ratnamís Guru With Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan
Date: 04/20/2006
Mani Ratnamís Guru is currently shooting in Bagalkot, North Karnataka with its main stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan . Bagalkot, North Karnataka is known for historical sites like Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal which were visited by the two stars. Aishwarya was seen wearing a sari on her visit to the historical monuments. The movie also stars Mallika Sherawat who was not present in Bagalkot.
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actresses Mallika Sherawat Now it's Mallika Sherawat and Kajol's Turn
Date: 04/20/2006
Mallika Sherawat has been signed by Pepsi to endorse the soft drink brand Seven Up. The Bollywood bombshell's photographs, wearing a hot green and gold number, has been all over and in the commercial she is holding a magic lamp since the ad theme is Arabian Nights. Also is the news is that Kajol has been signed by Asmi to endorse their line of jewelery. In the past Kajol has endorsed for companys like Tata Indicom, Whirlpool and Digestive Marie, with her husband, Ajay Devgan . The new Asmi jewelery commercial was directed by director Siddharth Anand who became famous for his direction in Salaam Namaste . Kajol has been keeping quite after the birth of her daughter, Nysa, and after three years is making a comeback with Yashraj Filmís Fanaah opposite Aamir Khan , in which she plays a role of a blind girl.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai to work with Will Smith
Date: 04/17/2006
Aishwarya Rai seems to have agreed to work with Hollywood actor Will Smith for an upcoming movie later this year. Will Smith visited in India in February where he met a lot of Bollywood actors, and met Aish for about an hour and hit it off well. Aishwarya Rai also sent a sari as a gift for Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett. Previously Ash was to star opposite Will Smith last year in the comedy Hitch but things did not work out.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actor Saif Ali Khan What's in a name as Shakespeare would say.
Date: 04/18/2006
The new Vishal Bharadwaj direction of the Shakespeare masterpiece Othello , is considering a new name, Issak vs the current title of Omkara. The film, staring Ajay Devgan , Saif Ali Khan , Vivek Oberoi , was also announced to be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year even thou the film is not even complete. The current plans are to release the film in August following the release of Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) .
Bollywood Movies Latest News Actor Salman Khan Salman Khan Out On Bail But Rockstars Concert Postponed
Date: 04/17/2006
Salman Khan is out on bail after spending 3 days in a jail in Jodhpur and is currently waiting for his travel permit and hence the organizer have postponed the Rockstar Concert 2006 from starting in Calgary on April 21 to start the third week of May and go on till June. The Rockstar Concert 2006 includes such others stars like John Abraham , Shahid Kapoor , Zayed Khan , Kareena Kapoor , Mallika Sherawat , and Esha Deol .
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Priyanka Chopra Priyanka as devdasi?
Date: 04/14/2006
Priyanka Chopra as been approached to play the role of a devdasi by director Kalpana Lazmi to star in her next venture following the release for Chingari and Sinhasan. The role of devdasi is a traditional South Indian woman who claims to get married to God, and thus calls herself a sadasuhagan. She can marry any person of her choice even if it's illegal in law.
Expected Movie Releases June 2006:
Alag (2006)
Cast: Vinod Khanna , Diya Mirza
Bhoot Unkle (2006)
Cast: Jackie Shroff , TAG_CAST_ACTRESS_1
Chup Chup Ke (2006)
Cast: Shahid Kapoor , Kareena Kapoor
Krrish (2006)
Cast: Hrithik Roshan , Priyanka Chopra
Ladies Tailor (2006)
Cast: Rajpal Yadav , Kim Sharma
Phir Hera Pheri (2006)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Bipasha Basu
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 .
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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.
Neha Dhupia has been signed by Rajat Kapoorís for his upcoming film titled Mithiya to play opposite Naseeruddin Shah. Neha Dhupia will play the role of a mole for a gangster in the film. Neha Dhupia has also been signed by Apoorva Lakhiaís as a replacement for Urmila Matondkar role in Shootout At Lokhandwala to play Sanjay Dutt ís wife in the movie. Sanjay Gupta has also signed Neha Dhupia for Dus Kahaniyan .
Mallika Sherawat to be in a movie with Rahul Bose. She will be playing a role of a strong, sensuous and independent woman in a romantic comedy called Pyaar Ke Side Effects . Rumors have it that Sophie Choudhary will be performaing an item number in the movie.
Priyanka Chopra will play a role of a singer in Raj Kumar Santoshiís London Dreams which is scheduled to release in 2007. Ajay Devgan and Salman Khan are in the lead and music is composed by A.R. Rehman.
Indian animation filmmaker Gitanjali Rao's Printed Rainbow bagged three awards at the International Critics week, a day before Cannes came to a close. Her 15-minute long animation film Printed Rainbow got standing ovations at all the seven screenings.
Celina Jaitley is currently busy shooting for of Vikram Bhatt's Red. She was busy the last two months with her overseas Heat World Tour. She has been given a role of a lifetime in the movie and
Madhuri Dixit , the Dhak Dhak girl, who currently resides in US with her husband, NRI Dr Nene, and her two children was recently honored on her birthday with a calendar providing her glimpses.
Bollywood comes out to help social causes. The stars from the film industry recently showed their support for AIDS awareness program by launching a music album Haath Se Haath Milaa, named after the awareness program. With music from Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy and lyrics are by Javed Akhtar. The songs are sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal and features 50 Bollywood stars and TV actors including John Abraham , Bipasha Basu , Shilpa Shetty , Fardeen Khan, Tabu and Lara Dutta .
Lisa Ray may play a lesbian character in Canít Think Straight being directed by Shamim Sarif. Other films that have tackeled controversial themes are Girlfriend and My Brother Nikhil.
Desi version of Sesame Street ropes in Bollywood stars like Amjad Ali Khan, Rahul Bose, Sivamani, Neha Dhupia and Daler Mehndi. The Indian version will be named Galli Galli Sim Sim and have four lovable muppets, named Chamki, Aanchoo, Googly and Boombah. The show will be shown on Cartoon Network and POGO.
Sameera Reddy will become the first Indian actress to be featured in a video game. Sameera will be shown as a warrior princess who fights savage warriors in a game designed for mobile phones. The game resolves around ancient Indian city where she fights the tribes trying to attack her fatherís kingdom, which may lead Sameera to become the Indian Lara Croft.
Fanaah to be now seen in Gujarat. After making big headlines for the past month Fanaah now will be allowed to be shown in Gujarat as ordered by the Supreme Court.
Abhishek Bachchan will endorse Motorola in India. He was officially declared as the Motostar for Motorola cell phones. He has also endorsed Ford Fiesta and LG in the past and is currently shooting for Mani Ratnamís Guru . His next big release include Dhoom 2 , Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (KANK) and Umrao Jaan .
Bollywood stars and their pets. Shahrukh Khan has 2 dogs named Chewbecca and Rebecca. Salman Khan has two French mastiffs, Myson and Myjaan. Arjun Rampal dogs are named Tyson and Demi. Bipasha Basu has dogs named Chihuahua, Poshto. Aishwarya Rai has a huge female dog boxer named Sunshine. Hrithik Roshan who has a cat named Pearl. Sameera Reddy has turtles as pets.
Bollywood stars and their pets. Shahrukh Khan has 2 dogs named Chewbecca and Rebecca. Salman Khan has two French mastiffs, Myson and Myjaan. Arjun Rampal dogs are named Tyson and Demi. Bipasha Basu has dogs named Chihuahua, Poshto. Aishwarya Rai has a huge female dog boxer named Sunshine. Hrithik Roshan who has a cat named Pearl. Sameera Reddy has turtles as pets.
Priyanka Chopra to star in Chamki Chameli directed by Shyam Benegal. The same role was first offered to Kareena Kapoor and then Urmila Matondkar .
Fanaah will not be shown in Gujarat. The associations of cinema and multiplexes in Gujarat have decided not to show Fanaa. About a month ago, Ammir advocated proper rehabilitation of Narmada dam which had led Gujarat to bam the film. The movie stars Aamir Khan and Kajol .
Dharmesh Darshan trying to sign Amitabh Bachchan , Akshaye Khanna , Shahid Kapoor and John Abraham for the four pivotal characters in the film, Gustakhi Maaf . The is tentivaly scheduled for release in Oct/Nov 2006. Await the official announcement...
Gurinder Chadha will next be directing John Travolta and Jennifer Lopez in the film, Dallas , adaptation of the hit TV series Dallas which was American TV Series that was on air for 13 years.
Due to the great success of the first animated movie from India, Hanuman, the producers of the film are planning a seaqul called Hanuman 2 . Toons Animation has taken the task by providing some 250-300 animators to complete the Hanuman 2 project in about a year to be release by next Deepawali .
Rakesh Roshan's home production Krrish (Krish) starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra is being released in three languages simultaneously. Other known factors of Rakesh Roshan's Filmcraft are that their titles with character 'K'; its director is Rakesh Roshan, music director is his brother Rajesh Roshan, and the son Hrithik Roshan is in the lead role.
Kareena Kapoor will work for a film under the Karan Johar's banner. Kareena Kapoor and Karan Johar have decided to work together again after working out there personnel differences. The last time the two worked together was on Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, and now will again be together for a untitle film being directed by Soham, and starring John Abraham .

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West Indies was dramatic one-run victory over India in the 2nd ODI. The Wesh Indies team set a small total of 199 for India to win. India needed only 11 runs in the final over to win with Yuvraj Singh and Munaf Patel at the wicket. Munaf got the single to let Yuvray face the rest of the balls from which he hit quickly hit 2 fours but then was bowl with just 1 running remaining to tie the match.
India beat West Indies by 5 wickets in the 1st ODI played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. India won the toss (Elected To Bowl), scored 254/5. The West Indies team managed only to score 251 in the shorten match of 45 overs. Rahul Dravid scored 105 for India and Chris Gayle scored 123 for Wesh Indies.
04/12/2006: England wins the 6th ODI
England wons the 6th ODI against India played at Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur. England batting 2nd needed 224 runs to wins. They won by 5 wickets and the man of the match was Andrew Strauss. For India, MS Dhoni opened the batting and scored a manificant 96 runs off 103 balls which included 10 4s and 3 6s.
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Italian Open won by Martina Hingis after she defeated 16th-seeded Dinara Safina 6-2, 7-5. This would mark the 1st title for Hingis after her return from foot and ankle injuries. With the win, the projection is that Hingis will climb to No. 14 in the rankings Monday.
Sania Mirza, Indian tennis star, rises to 37th in WTA rankings. Sania also improved her career best doubles ranking to climb one spot to 37. Sania Mirza last played in the Federation Cup where India lost to Australia in the finals of the Fed Cup Asia-Oceania zonal qualifying.

India News
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.
Microsoft will launch Xbox 360 gaming console in India. The release is scheduled before the Indian festival of lights, or Diwali , which is on Oct. 21, this year. Microsoft's Xbox 360 console will be offered at 19,990 rupees ($439). Microsoft hopes to set up 1,200 retail outlets in India's main cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and the tech-hubs of Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad.
04/13/2006 Widespread mobs rampage in Indian tech city, Bangalore, after death of film icon Rajkumar. The government has announced a public holiday and as authorities prepared for Rajkumar's cremation later in the day. Leading IT companies, which included Wipro, Infosys, Microsoft, Dell Inc and IBM were forced to close.
04/01/2006 Intel To Launch PC for rural India
Intel will launch a PC for rural India called Jagruti. The PC is designed for the rural environment and is made with a ruggedized chassis, customized power supply unit and low power consumption, and will withstand dusty conditions, varying temperatures and high humidity. HCL and Wipro will make the PC available in India and will most likely be seen in Internet Kiosks in the villages.

Hollywood News:
Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst are once again paired in the upcoming release of Spider Man 3 , currently being filmed Cleveland. The film is due to release in May 2007 and is being produced by Sony. The film will also introduce Spider Man's other rivals like Sandman and Venom. Spider Man 2
Jennifer Lopez to perform in Mumbai. Currenlty J. Lo is touring the world to promote her album ĎRebirthí and is schedule to perform during the end of April in India.

Money & Finance News:
PlayStation 3 (PS3) price set at $499 and $599 PlayStation 3 (PS3) price set at $499 and $599
Sony announced that PS3 when launches in United States on Nov 17, 2006 would be available in two packages, PS3 with a 20 GB hard drive will cost consumers $499 and 60 GB hard drive will cost $599. It is about $100 higher than the current retail price of Microsoft's Xbox 360.

World News:
04/20/2006: Wireless Card Novatel XV620
Novatel XV620 is a high-speed wireless card that promises to bring the internet to your laptop faster. The card will be launched by both Sprint's and Verizon's on their networks.
04/04/2006: Latest Paris Demonstration Turns Violent
Demonstrators in Paris turned violent throwing stones, tearing down street signs and ripping up park benches. Demonstrators are opposing a new jobs law.
03/17/2006: Launch of PlayStation 3 Delayed By Sony
Sony has delayed the launch of its new PlayStation 3 until November 2006. The main reason for the delay seem to be the finalization of the copyright-protection technology and other standards for the Blu-ray DVD disc, the high-definition video format for PlayStation 3 and other next-generation DVD players.
01/25/2006: The Walt Disney Co. to buy Pixar
The Walt Disney Co. is buying Pixar, the animation studio, for $7.4 billion in stock. The deal would make Steve Jobs, head of Apple Computer and Pixar's chief executive, one of the largest shareholder of Disney stock.
01/23/2006: Microsoft Vienna to follow Vista
Microsoft is currently working to develop and ship the Vista OS sometime this year, but they have already announced and started to work on the OS to follow Vista, currently name Vienna.
01/20/2006: NASA to launch probe, New Horizons, for Pluto
NASA is scheduled to launch probe, New Horizons, for Pluto at 3:23 P.M. EST from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida using a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket. New Horizons will reach Pluto in 10-year traveling over 3-billion-mile. New Horizons will pass the moon in about nine hours and Jupiter in a little more than a year.
01/13/2006: The European Union has pledges $100m to bird flu fight
In Beijing, the European Union announced that it is pledging $100m (83 million euros) to bird flu fight.
01/13/2006: Iran Threatens to not allow U.N. Inspections
On Friday Iran threatened to block inspections of its nuclear sites if confronted by the U.N. Security Council over its atomic activities.
01/02/2006: Earthquake hits between Fiji and Tonga
A major earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit the Fiji region of the south Pacific but was unlikely to cause damage or a tsunami.