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Natalie Portman Irrfan Khan Opposite Natalie Portman
Date: 02/28/2008:
Irrfan Khan has been signed by Mira Nair to star opposite Hollywood star Natalie Portman . 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) .
Deepika Padukone Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone a couple?
Date: 02/26/2008:
It has been reported that during the 53rd Fair One Filmfare awards function while waiting for their turn to appear on stage, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone 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 Yuvraj Singh .
What are your thoughts on the new Bollywood pair?
Kareena Kapoor Kareena Kapoor On Cover Of Vogue
Date: 02/26/2008:
Kareena Kapoor 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.
Deepika Padukone Kareena Kapoor Tabu Taare Zameen Par Shines At Filmfare Awards
Date: 02/24/2008:
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 ( Aamir Khan ), best actor, best story and lyricist (Pasoon Joshi). While 11 year old star Darsheel Safary 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. Kareena Kapoor won Best Actor (Female) award Jab We Met . Rishi Kapoor received the Lifetime Achievement Award and his son Ranbir Kapoor got the Best Newcomer Award for his role in Saawariya . Another new comer Deepika Padukone won for Best Female Debutante and Fresh Face Award for Om Shanti Om . Konkona Sen Sharma and Irfan Khan won for Best Supporting Actor (Female and Male) for their role on Life in a Metro . While Tabu picked up the Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in Cheeni Kum . 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 Guru while Shaan won the Best Male Playback Singer for the song 'Jab Se Tere Naina’ in Saawariya.
Aishwarya Rai Jodhaa Akbar banned in Madhya Pradesh
Date: 02/22/2008:
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 Hrithik Roshan and 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 created for Jodha Akbar (2008) .
Hrithik Roshan Hrithik Roshan Praised From His Colleagues
Date: 02/21/2008:
Hrithik Roshan 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
Date: 02/20/2008:
Rozza Catalano , Saif Ali Khan's ex-girlfriend, is all set to appear in Bollywood films. She will me in Samar Khan's Shaurya (2008) for an item number and then will have a lead role in Partho Ghosh's Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De.
Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) Shah Rukh Khan To Host TV Show
Date: 02/13/2008:
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 Amitabh Bachchan Returns Home To Mumbai
Date: 02/04/2008:
Amitabh Bachchan 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.
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Date: 01/30/2008:
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Katherine Heigl AskMen.Com Releases Top 99 Women Of 2008
Date: 02/05/2008 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 Katherine Heigl , followed by super model Alessandra Ambrosio in number 2, Kate Beckinsale 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.
World News:
Prince Harry 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.
Movie Releases Feburary 2008:
Jodha Akbar, Jodhaa Akbar (2007)
Cast: Hrithik Roshan , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
, Abir Abrar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sonu Sood, Suhasini Mulay
Mithiya, Mithya (2008)
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah , Neha Dhupia
, Ranvir Shorey, Harsh Chhaya, Vinay Pathak, Brijendra Kala, Iklaq Khan, Saurabh Shukla, Iravati Harshe
Forthcoming Movie Releases For 2008:
Aashayien (2007)
Cast: John Abraham

Agent Vinod (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor

Aladdin (2008)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan

Black and White (2008)
Cast: Anil Kapoor , Shefali Shah

Chandni Chowk To China, Made In China (2008)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Deepika Padukone

Kajri (2007)
Cast: Aamir Khan , Ayesha Takia

Karzzzz (2008)
Cast: Himesh Reshammiya , Urmila Matondkar

One Two Three (2008)
Cast: Sunil Shetty , Esha Deol
, Tusshar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Upen Patel, Sameera Reddy, Tanisha Mukherjee
Roadside Romeo (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor
, Javed Jaffrey
Robot (2008)
Cast: Rajnikanth

Singh Is Kinng (2008)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Katrina Kaif

Tashan (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor

The Last Lear (2007)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Preity Zinta

Toonpur Ka Superhero (2008)
Cast: Ajay Devgan , Kajol Mukherjee
You Me Aur Hum (2008)
Cast: Ajay Devgan , Kajol Mukherjee

Yuvraaj (2008)
Cast: Salman Khan , Katrina Kaif

Tennis News
Sania Mirza Sania Mirza In Qatar Open
Sania Mirza 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 Ana Ivanovic , world's no 2 and Australian Open runner up. Other tennis stars taking part in the Qatar Open include Maria Sharapova , Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic, Nadia Petrova, and Venus Williams .

Since Sania Mirza has decided not to participate in the Bangalore Open its up to Prerna Maitreyi , 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 Sania Mirza Opts Out Of Bangalore Open
Sania Mirza 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.

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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. Sachin Tendulkar was out for 0 in the 2nd over but India pulled together and came out ahead with a 76 off 70 balls by Yuvraj Singh 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). The IPL 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.
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