Saturday, January 8, 2011


Popular TV actress Shweta Tiwari Saturday (January walked away with the crown of ‘Bigg Boss 4′ and the prize money of Rs.1 crore at a grand finale in Lonavala after her dignified and balanced behaviour for 14 weeks in the house. She is the first woman to win the show.

Indians Love me More Than Pakistanis , I am Born to be Indian : veena Malik

A Reason to Celebrate – Pakistan Hits 100 Mln Mobile Subscriptions

While Pakistan is making a history on achieving 100 million subscriptions, a large number of telecom experts (so called) and media are criticizing and questioning the credibility of the figures quoted by the industry and the Authority.

Mumtaz Qadri’s Fan-Pages Removed from Facebook

Facebook has removed Mumtaz Qadri’s fanpage from its website, which had managed to attract more than 2,000 fans in less than 24 hours.

Celeb tweets make impact on top stories in 2010

Bieber was the top tweeter influencer about the television show "CSI". PHOTO: FILE
NEW YORK: News organisations had the most influence on the top Twitter topics in 2010 but some celebrities were not far behind, according to new research.

Star Screen Awards: Salman wins top honour

Salman Khan not only rocked the box office with his blockbuster “Dabangg” but also triumphed at the 17th Annual Star Screen Awards by bagging the best actor trophy for the action-comedy. Vidya Balan walked away with best actress award for her bold and critically appreciated performance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Ishqiya”.
Overall, “Dabangg” bagged six awards, including best music (Sajid-Wajid), best new talent in music (Mamta Sharma), most promising newcomer (Sonakshi Sinha), best choreography (Farah Khan), and best action

Here what Avantika and Imran wear for their reception

Here what Avantika and Imran wear for their receptionThis is what Avantika Mallik and Imran Khan will wear at their reception and court wedding.

While Karan Johar has been looking after Aamir and Imran's trousseau for the events, Manish Malhotra took the responsibility of dressing up the bride.

Varun Bahl has designed Imran's clothes and also Avantika's outfit for the mehndi.

All about Ratan's Swayamavar and her ideal man

All about Ratan`s Swayamavar and her ideal manNo controversies, no affairs and not even a distant beau to contribute to her history -- small screen's petite daughter Ratan Rajput is all set to get 'knotty' on Imagine's "Ratan Ka Rishta: Swayamavar - Season 3" and the actress can't wait to come out of character and be the "real me".

"The USP (of my 'Swayamvar') will be that people will get to watch the real me and not any character from any show. I'll be here the way I am in real life. It won't be scripted. Things that happen in 'Swayamvar' will make audiences watch the real me and I am sure my wedding will be a success, " an elated but visibly nervous Ratan told.

Women chit-chatting over henna sessions and getting customised lac bangles to adorn their wrists, fragrance of the Rajnigandha mingled in air and a decked up palanquin waiting for the bride-to-be, made it look like a Delhi pre-wedding ceremony. 

Lavish and grand, the self-confessed "Ghar ghar ki beti" (every house's daughter) sat on a sinhasan sporting a citrus orange highly embroidered sleeveless choli with a

Salman avoids bumping into SRK at recent awards

Salman avoids bumping into SRK at recent awardsWhile Shah Rukh Khan and Shahid Kapur hosted the Screen awards last night Salman Khan came, did a video recording (to be telecast later) and quietly left. 

A bitchy actress called to say, "Salman was in no mood to bump into SRK with media present and making controversial stories. Also he's shooting. So he came, shot for the video and left."

Ajay Devgn nets a new one

Ajay Devgn nets a new oneIs part of an entertainment portal that sells tickets to movies, concerts, plays and sports events

After a successful year at the box office with releases like Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, Rajneeti, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai and Golmaal 3 and entering the real estate business, Ajay Devgn is now launching an entertainment portal. 

Says a source close to AJ, "Along with his partners, Ajay is a part of a new ticketing cum entertainment website called 

This website is a one-stop portal for tickets to movies, concerts, plays and sports events. 

This website has everything you need from film reviews given by experts to exciting features, celebrity news and interviews, interesting trivia and more. 

Ajay wanted a complete portal which would feature everything from upcoming movies and concerts to

Will Ahana Deol be able to do what Esha couldn't?

Will Ahana Deol be able to do what Esha couldn`t?It has finally happened! Deol family's youngest daughter Ahana Deol is finally set to make her Bollywood debut. As per the reports, Dharmendra and Hema Malin's youngest daughter Ahana is going to follow the path set by her elder sister Esha Deol. 

Ahana, who is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, is reportedly reading a script of filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane. Ahana is said to be very close to Motwane and his wife.

Earlier in 2007, there was a report that Ahana will be directing a film but it never happened. She was also offered to act in a film by Dev Anand. Apart from this, she was also approached by other filmmakers to act in their films but Ahana rejected them and everyone considered her to be a shy girl for Bollywood.

Now, after so many years, there are again talks of the lady entering Bollywood and this time, things are going in the right direction from the beginning as she is seriously giving a thought on this. On choosing Ahana, Motwane says that she has an interesting face.

Esha could not do much well in the

Mahesh Bhatt and Javed Akhtar fighting hard on Twitter

Mahesh Bhatt and Javed Akhtar fighting hard on TwitterMahesh Bhatt and Javed Akhtar exchange barbs on social networking website

WHAT: Mahesh Bhatt and Javed Akhtar have been sparring on Twitter.

WHY? Over the recent issue of lyricists' copyrights vs film producers. 

IN SHORT: Akhtar was upset when Bhatt took a few producers to meet government officials to arrive at an amicable solution. He ranted out through his account on the social networking website

BHATT REACTS: This is sabre rattling - an attention-seeking ploy by him on Twitter, which has run its course. He has made these exact accusations against me before in print. I choose not to rewind and replay my old response. 

Here is my reply: My commitment is to the principles of justice not to factions and groups. I support the government absolutely in their endeavour to deliver justice to the

Cash rich Arbaaz to cough up Rs 60 crore for a property

Cash rich Arbaaz to cough up Rs 60 crore for a propertyArbaaz Khan investment in a 34,000 sq feet space in a commercial complex in Andheri

Arbaaz Khan has invested in a commercial complex near Yash Raj Studios in Andheri, Mumbai. 

The Dabangg producer has purchased two floors (about 34000 sq ft in area) in the property being developed by Parinee Developers.

According to realtors from the area, Khan booked the space soon it was launched. Real estate brokers from the area tell us that the commercial property rates in the area are nothing less than Rs 18, 000 per sq. ft. 

Which means Khan has spent more than Rs 60 crore for the space.

Apparently, Khan had been scouting property over the last few months. After visiting the under-construction site, he was impressed with the builders and decided to finalise the place. 

A source reveals, "The actor-producer has

At 32, Bipasha Basu goes topless

At 32, Bipasha Basu goes toplessGorgeous Bong diva of Bollywood, Bipasha Basu is surely having a super Friday as she turns a year older. 

The B-town beauty turns 32 on Friday with a promise to gift more beautiful films to her fans. 

"I celebrate my birthday fr a week! Starting now! Thank god fr this day(7th jan) when I was born!I love my life! Thank u all fr ur sweet wishes!," she tweeted to her fans.

Bipasha was a popular model before she entered films. 

She was the winner of the Ford's Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest in 1996.

After winning the contest, Basu also was flown to New York by the Ford Company, where she had a successful modelling career at the age of 17.

Bips has also worked in a Telegu movie named 'Takkari Donga' in the early years of her career, before making

Ready-made Couple: Salman Khan turns nurse for Asin

Ready-made Couple: Salman Khan turns nurse for AsinBollywood hunk Salman Khan turned nurse for Asin who fell ill while shooting for their upcoming film 'Ready'. 

The actor who is reuniting with the Southern beauty after their 2009 film 'London Dreams' made sure that she got plenty of rest and ate her medicines on the sets of the film. 

"Salman was extremely caring right through the shoot of 'Ready' and especially when I was ill. I caught an infection and even as I continued to shoot, I was on constant medication. Salman made sure that I ate properly, " the actress said. 

The 'Dabangg' star kept a constant tab on his leading lady, who was down with an infection during the last days of the film's shoot. Asin's mother, who is a doctor, prescribed her medicine and it was Salman who made sure that she ate them on time. 

"In a hectic day of shooting, one tends to forget taking medicines but he was always there to remind me of taking them on time. He forever kept checking that my fever was under control. That was so nice of him, " said the

Kareena and Rani to play sex workers in Kamathipura

Kareena and Rani to play sex workers in KamathipuraWe all identify Bollywood actor Aamir Khan with the perfectionist tag, which he very religiously maintains in his professional life. And it is this perfectionism that it is getting reflected in his forthcoming movie with director Reema Kagti. 

According to reports in the media, the upcoming Bollywood film has already achieved a casting coup of sorts with the presence of stars like Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor and it is now being said that Aamir Khan is leaving no stone unturned to assure that his film remains very close to real life.

Particular shots of the Reema Kagti venture may be shot in a red light area on the insistence of Aamir Khan.

It is being said that one of the leading ladies in the film will play the role of a sex worker and it is for this purpose that Aamir Khan wants the filming of the scenes involving the sex worker to be completed at the red light area of Kamathipura, a fact which is not going down well with director Reema Kagti and producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. 

Media reports suggest that the crew of the

One hit and Ranveer Singh is unreachable!

One hit and Ranveer Singh is unreachable!Ranveer Singh might be the toast of the town presently but it won't last if things continue the way they are at the moment. 

When he should be out there capitalising on his hit, Singh is actually in hiding. 

Many filmmakers who are trying to reach the Band Baaja Baaraat actor have no way to do so as no one has his number! 

This is exactly the difference in the star status of the three-film-old Anushka Sharma and the one-film-old Sonakshi Sinha. Being accessible has it perks.

No One Killed Jessica will make Jessica kind of immortal

No One Killed Jessica will make Jessica kind of immortalSabrina Lall's apprehensions were put to rest after she saw No One Killed Jessica

Sabrina, the sister of slain model Jessica Lall recently saw the film Who Killed Jessica based on her sister's murder. She has loved it. Speaking after a special screening held in Delhi, she said, "It was eerie and moving.

We were all deeply relieved by how true to life the film has turned out." 

The fear was that the film would sensationalise the subject, "When we agreed to let them make the movie, my family and I had been warned about the 'Bollywood types'.

We were told, 'You don't know what you are getting into. Why have you given the NOC? Now they'll just do anything they like.' But watching the film I feel vindicated. It will make Jessica kind of immortal."

Precise detail

Bigg Boss 5: Salman wants an encore!

Bigg Boss 5: Salman wants an encore!Salman Khan is looking forward to hosting another season of Bigg Boss Salman Khan has evinced a desire to host yet another season of Bigg Boss. The actor is keen to be part of the reality show for the fifth outing as well next year.

Says a source close to the star, "He is extremely happy with the way the show turned up and the response he received. 

This was his second time as a television host after 10 Ka Dum, He is now looking forward to another stint with Bigg Boss 5." 

Finale act

The show wraps up on Saturday with Salman performing for the finale episode. He gets jiggy to a medley of his film songs that includes Humko Pini Hai from Dabangg, Wanted's title track and Barso Re from London Dreams. 

Some of the evicted participants will also get jiggy.

Endemol, the producers of the

Saif-Bebo fly 20 hours from Swiss for Pataudi's b'day

Saif-Bebo fly 20 hours from Swiss for Pataudi`s b`dayKareena Kapoor and beau take a break from their Swiss hols for one day to return to Pataudi to celebrate Saif's dad's 70th b'day 

Kareena Kapoor and beau Saif Ali Khan who are holidaying in Gstaad in Switzerland, returned to Mumbai for a day (more than 20 hours in travelling time) to celebrate his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's 70th birthday (Jan 5).

Annual ritual

Says a source close to the couple, "This is part of their annual ritual. But this year, their vacation was split. They flew in from Zurich for Pataudi Sr's birthday and then flew back the following day. 

Since both are busy with their respective shootings, there was no other way or else, this break would not have been possible." 

The couple flew out on December 31 and are booked at the Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland till

95-year-old MF Husain's new muse: Anushka Sharma

95-year-old MF Husain`s new muse: Anushka Sharma95-year-old has seen her latest movie 8 times at last count... Interestingly, he doesn't need glasses to watch her!

After Madhuri Dixit, Tabu and Amrita Rao, M F Husain has found a new muse in Anushka Sharma. 

At last count, the celebrated artist had seen her film Band Baaja Baaraat eight times and was looking forward to several more repeat viewings.

The 95-year-old finds the movie fascinating. Husain who now lives in Doha in Qatar and travels to Dubai often has been catching up on Maneesh Sharma's movie with his family and close friends. 

And interestingly, when he watches the flick, he does not put on his spectacles. He has been claiming that ever since he saw Anushka, his vision has improved!

On New Year's Day, Husain watched the film with his close pal, Mumbai-based businessman Munna Javeri, who was visitng him in Dubai.