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Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai In J.P Dutta's Umrao Jaan
Date: 09/25/2006
J.P Dutta's Umrao Jaan will be the first Aishwarya Rai of the year. It stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan . According to the director this movie is based on literary work Umrao Jaan Ada published in 1904 and not a remake of Rekha starrer Umrao Jaan. The films costumes budget was worth Rs 80 million ranging from expensive ethnic outfits to embroidered designer wears worn by beautiful Aishwarya Rai.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai paired in Sarkar 2
Date: 09/22/2006
Ram Gopal Varma will direct Sarkar 2 which will star Amitabh Bachchan , Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai . The sequel will start filming in February 2007.
Sushmita Sen To Endorse Pantene shampoo
Date: 09/21/2006
Sushmita Sen , Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress, has been signed by Procter & Gamble to endorse their Pantene shampoo. The shampoo is being relaunced with a new logo and a new price.
Don Gets Penalized For Smoking Scenes
Date: 09/21/2006
Farhan Akhtar's renamke of Don has been penalized by the Censor Board with "A" certificate for having smoking sequences in the movie. The movie stars Shahrukh Khan (SRK) and Priyanka Chopra .
Priyanka Chopra Voted As The Sexiest in Asia
Date: 09/18/2006
Priyanka Chopra was voted as the sexiest Asian Woman in 2006 by a poll conducted by a magazine. In 2005, the same crown was given to Bipasha Basu. Other bollywood stars that showed up in the 10 ten are Bipasha Basu , Aishwarya Rai , Mallika Sherawat , Riya Sen and Malaika Arora Khan .
Priyanka Chopra and Dino Morea Perform In Fiji
Date: 09/15/2006
Priyanka Chopra and Dino Morea performed at their concert in Suva, Fiji. The concert was great success, the next one will be held in Lautoka.
Karan Johar as judge for Miss World 2007
Date: 09/13/2006
Karan Johar , director of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) , has been invited to be a judge for Miss World 2007 being held in Warsaw, Poland on September 30.
Animated film on Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesh
Date: 09/12/2006
The success of Sahara's animation film on Hanuman, has triggered a trend towards mythological animation films. ColorChips will make another animation-feature based on the life of lord Krishna. Another film maker Sharad Sharan is planning to make a 3D animated film on Lord Ganesh.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai Stops Traffic In Dubai
Date: 09/06/2006
Aishwarya Rai was spotted during a shooting of a commercial, for Lux International, in Dubai and her fans caused massive jams on city roads, the traffic was all around the Shaikh Zayed Road from Dubai to Jebel Ali. The commercial was directed by Bollywood directory, Rohan Sippy. Aishwarya Rai should also get a big boost once the release of the The Last Legion on January 19, 2007. In which she plays the role of Mira, in a story that is set against the backdrop of the fall of Rome in 476AD. Ash will next been seen in Umrao Jaan and Dhoom 2 , which are slated for release later this year.
China To Showcase Aishwarya Rai films
Date: 09/01/2006
Aishwarya Rai films Chokher Bali (Bengali) and Bollywood hit Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam will be showcased at the Indian film festival to be held in China Beijing from August 25 to 31 and then in Shanghai in the first week of September. The film festival has been organised by the Indian Embassy.
Shahrukh Joins Jet Airways Board Committee
Date: 08/30/2006
Shahrukh Khan (SRK) has joined as a board member of Jet Airways airlines. This will add some glamour to the airline, previously Yash Chopra and Javed Akhtar had been on the Jet Airways board.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Sushmita Sen Sushmita Sen To Star In Hollywood Film Opposite Richard Gere
Date: 08/30/2006
Sushmita Sen has signed up to star in her second Hollywood film, this time opposite Richard Gere in the film title The Expat , being directed by Sutapa Ghosh and produced by Miramax Films. The movie will be shot in Argentina. Her first Hollywood film Karma Confessions and Holi is in the final stages of completion and should release soon.
Sushmita Sen In Zindaggi Rocks
Date: 08/25/2006
Sushmita Sen will be next seen in Zindaggi Rocks opposite Shiney Ahuja. The movie is directed by Tanuja Chandra and is a love story between a famous singer and an ordinary man.
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Eros To Distribute Provoked Starring Aishwarya Rai
Date: 08/24/2006
Eros International has acquired the rights to distribute Aishwarya Rai ’s latest release, Provoked, in the UK, the US and India. Provoked is directed by Jag Mundhra and casts Rai (Bride and Prejudice, Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) in the lead role, with Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane and Nandita Das. The movie is based on true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who moves to England and marries a man who subjects her to violent physical abuse.
Priyanka Chopra in Hollywood movies?
Date: 08/17/2006
The rumors have it that Priyanka Chopra has been selected to play a role in the Hollywood movie titled Wonder Woman. This also has happended after her successful acting in Krrish (Krish) opposite Hrithik Roshan .
Bipasha Basu accuses organizers at India Day Parade at Edison Township of harassment
Date: 08/16/2006
Bipasha Basu is currently in the USA to take part in the India Day Parade at Edison Township, New Jersey for which she was the lead the parade down New Jersey’s Oak Tree Road which is heavliy populated by Indians. She ended up coming late to the parade and during her on stage speech accused two of the organizers who escorted her to the parade, of harassing her physically and mentally.
Priyanka Chopra Is eBay Style Diva Of 2006
Date: 08/11/2006
Priyanka Chopra, former Miss World, has been officially been chosen as the Style Diva of 2006 by an online poll conducted through June and July. She was presented by Ebay India the eBay Style Diva trophy. At the award presentation Priyanka announced an charity auction that will be featured on Ebay between August 10th and 19th in which the proceeds will be donated to Nanhi Kali foundation, provides education of the girl child.
Kareena and Aamir Together For The Firsttime
Date: 08/03/2006
Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan have been signed by Mani Ratnam for his next movie, Lajjo . This will mark the first time that Kareena and Aamir have acted together. The film will began shooting in January 2007 and release later in the year. The film is an adaptation of Ismat Chugtai’s book with the same title. Kareena has previously worked with Mani Ratnam in Yuva and is currently shooting for him in Guru .
Kamal Hassan Signs Mallika Sherawat For Tamil Film Dasavadharam
Date: 08/03/2006
Mallika Sherawat has been signed by Kamal Hassan for his Tamil Film Dasavatharam to play one of the lead roles. She will be playing the role of a grey character in the film, who masterminds conspiracies leading to conflicts. The film will have Kamal Hassan playing 10 different roles. The budget of the film is around 30 crores and is scheduled for release in Hindi and Telugu.
Bollywood Actresses Picture Gallery Kareena Kapoor Will Kareena Kapoor Make An Appearence In KANK?
Date: 08/03/2006
Now the rumors has it that Kareena Kapoor will make a cameo appeareance paired opposite Arjun Rampal in the most awaited film of the season, Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) which is scheduled to be released next Friday August 11, 2006. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan , Abhishek Bachchan , Rani Mukherjee , Shahrukh Khan (SRK) and Preity Zinta , with guest appearance by Kajol , John Abraham and Arjun Rampal and now Kareena Kapoor.
Karisma Kapoor On The Small Screen
Date: 08/03/2006
Karishma Kapoor has been signed as one of the judges by Sony Entertainment television for their upcoming dance show called Jhalak Dikhla Jaa along with Farah Khan, the third judge has yet not been finalized. Karishma Kapoor was previously seen in the TV soap called Karishma and her Bollywood film, Zamaanat , that has been delayed for a while will soon be released. The movie stars Karishma Kapoor , Arshad Warsi and Amitabh Bachchan .
Bollywood Movies, Latest News, Actresses Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai Asked To Lose Weight For Dhoom 2 Bikini Shot?
Date: 07/25/2006
Aishwarya Rai just wrapped up Mani Ratnam's Guru with Abhishek Bachchan and now is in Namibia, Africa to resume shotting for Dhoom 2 . The producer Aditya has asked Aishwarya to lose some weight, that she had gained during Guru , in order her to maybe film a Bikini shot. In order for Aishwarya to lose this weight in a short time, she has called her trainer Deepika Mehta from Mumbai to Namibia.
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.
Movie Releases August 2006:
Aap Ki Khatir (2006)
Cast: Akshaye Khanna , Priyanka Chopra
Anthony Kaun Hai (2006)
Cast: Sanjar Dutt , Minissha Lamba
Ahista Ahista (2006)
Cast: Abhay Deol , Soha Ali Khan
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (KANK) (2006)
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan , Rani Mukherjee
Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006)
Cast: Rahul Bose , Mallika Sherawat
Rocky The Rebel (2006)
Cast: Zayed Khan , Minissha Lamba
Zamaanat (2006)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Karisma Kapoor
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:
Rang De Basanti has been selected to be nomination to the Oscars. The movie has successfully weaved historical facts with a contemporary theme. This will mark the 2nd Aamir Khan's film that has amde it to the Oscars after Lagaan.
Om Puri to star in yet another Hollywood film, this will is titled Charlie Wilson’s War and stars Hollywood actors Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Om Puri will play the role of ex Pakistan President Zia-Ul-Haq. The film is set during the period when Afghanistan was raided by U.S.S.R. and the Americans wanted to use the help of Pakistan to help Afghanistan get freedom from U.S.S.R. Shooting of the film will start next month with schedules in Morocco and USA.
A special screening of this week's release Lage Raho Munnabhai was held for non another then Amitabh Bachchan and the superstar loved the film. The interesting rumor has it that the junior Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan will be making a guest apperance in the movie.
Cricketer's Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara in a Bollywood film? The news has it that Producer Vivek Vasvani is currently gearing up for his next release, Dulha Mil Gaya , which is to star Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Sushmita Sen . The film will be shot in Trinidad and Tobago to promote tourism spot as the Trinidad and Tobago embassy are investing in the production.
Aishwarya Rai in Kerala for picturisation of a song for Mani Ratnam 's movie Guru starring Abhishek Bachchan . The first part of the song was shot in Mysore and the scene at Athirapally, near Kochi, known for its waterfalls.
Bhagyashree to make a Bollywood come back in Sushil Kumar's Janani opposite Aman Verma. Ayesha Jhulka will be playing the other female lead role.
The premiere of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna has been cancelled by the director Karan Johar sighting the recent train bomd blastss that happened in Mumbai city. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) star cast include Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) , Rani Mukerjee, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan , and Preity Zinta is scheduled for release for August 11th 2006.
Bollywood stars to perform at Mauritius concert organized by Entertainment Quotient and Pro Global Concept being held at the Anjalay Stadium, Belle Vue. The stars include Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) , Priyanka Chopra , Zayed Khan , Malaika Arora Khan and Celina Jaitley . Bombay Vikings will perform some numbers. Ganesh Hegde is the choreographer of the show.
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 .

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India loss the 2nd ODI by 29 runs against West Indies which was played at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur. The winner was determined using the D/L Method. For India, Sachin Tendulkar, the little master had a great innings, he scored 142 runs which included 13 fours and 5 sixes.
South Africa has decided to pull out of the Tri-series match which were suppose to be held in Sri Lanka from Aug 16. The reason for the pullout was due to security concerns after the bomb blast near the team's hotel in Colombo on Monday.
Colombo, Sri Lanka where the Tri-Series is about to begin tomorrow between South Africa, Sri Lanka and India in is jeopardy after a bomb blast rocked Sri Lanka's capital on Monday that killed seven people and injured 17.
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Sania Mirza lost in the 2nd round of the US open against the 14th seed Italian Francesca Schiavone 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.
Sania Mirza easily advanced to the 2nd round at the US open being played in New York, USA. The 19-year-old from Hyderabad beat Croat Karolina Sprem 6-4, 6-2 and advanced to the 2nd round to face Italian 14th seed Francesca Schiavone.
India’s tennis star Sania Mirza lost to Russian fourth seed Elena Dementieva in the $1.3m Acura Classic WTA Tour tennis event in San Diego, California but managed to advances in doubles match with her partner Liezel Huber of South Africa by beating Anna Chakvetadze of Russia and Jill Craybus of the USA 7-5 6-2. But Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber then lost of German-American pair of Anna Lena Groenefeld and Meghan Shaughnessey in the quarterfinals. Mirza and Huber, who won the Bangalore Doubles earlier this year, lost in straight sets of 6-2, 7-5.
Indian tennis star, Sania Mirza , beat former world no. 11 Meghan Shaughnessy in the first round of Acura Classic at San Diego, California. Sania Mirza won the game in straight-set 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour. The Hyderabadi will now face Katarina Srebotnik of Slovakia. Sania and her South African partner Liezel Huber had earlier moved into the second round with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Canadian-Slovak pair of Maurin Drake and Tina Krizan they will now play Russia's Anna Chakvetadze and Jill Craybas of the US.
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
Sixteen-year-old Michelle Sung Wie bogeyed the opening three holes at the Women's British Open being played at Lytham St. Annes, England. Michelle Sung Wie did manage to birdie the last holes for a two over par 74 in the first round. While Juli Inkster shot a 6-under 66 to take a three-shot lead in the opening round. Maria Horth and Silvia Cavalleri are tied for second with 69s. Annika Sorenstam finished with a double-bogey, bogey to get to even-par 72. Wie has sponsorship contracts with Nike Inc. and Sony Corp. The Honolulu schoolgirl next month will become the second female to play in a men's European Tour.
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
Coke, Pepsi banned again by Several Indian states after reports of allegations that the beverages contained pesticide residues, which was later dismissed by federal Health Ministry. Kerala went further by even asking the two companies to shut plants in the state.
A Northwest Airlines plane from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport heading to Mumbai, India turned back to Amsterdam after crew reported suspicious behavior by some passengers. Police first questioned the passengers and thenarrested 12 of the 149 passengers on flight 42 to Mumbai.
August 15, 2006, today India celebrated it's 59th I-Day (Independence Day). Even with the security threat the celebration went on peacefully even in volatile areas like Jammu and Kashmir.
26,000 families evacuated from Maharashtra as heavy rains disrupted normal life in 15 districts of Maharashtra. The families were evacuated from Nanded, Yavatmal, Buldhana and Jalgaon districts while Marathwada and Vidarbha regions were the hardest hit by the rains. Yavatmal is the worst affected area so far. The state has called upon the navy, army and air force to help resuce people. Two teams of the air force have reached the area from Bangalore. The Godavari river has started flowing three metres above the danger mark. In a matter of 12 hours, the city recorded 167.4 mm of rain in Santa Cruz and 130.2 mm in Colaba where the suburbs have have received more rain then the city.
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.

Hollywood News:
Britney Spears gave birth to her second son just days before their 1st son Sean Preston's first birthday. The baby boy was delivered at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles as reported by Us Weekly. This is the second child for Spears, 24, and her husband, Kevin Federline, 28, who has a has a daughter and a son with actress Shar Jackson.
The 1st public photo of Suri Cruise appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair with her parents, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The magazine October issue which hit the newsstands this morning has the Suri with the proud parents on the cover and 22 pages of photos and interview inside. The story of her 1st magazine cover was first made public by freshman CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric.

Money & Finance News:
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.

World News:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The first of Dubai's three palm-shaped islands is finally about to get its first residents. The Palm Jumeirah is a 12-square-mile island group which is known as the largest land-reclamation project in the world. It took about five years of hauling of millions of tons of Persian Gulf sand and quarried rock to build. It is scheduled to be fully completed in 2010 and will be home to about 60,000 residents and at least 50,000 workers in 32 hotels and dozens of shops and attractions. The project is costed at $14 billion and sets to rival Singapore and Hong Kong as a business hub.