Model-actress Payal Rohatgi and her romantic squeeze Sangram Singh are finally engaged, reported Bollywood Life.
The 29-year-old model-actress has been co-habiting with the wrestler for quite some time back, so it comes as no surprise when the couple announced their engagement in Ahemdabad on 27 February on Rohatgi’s Twitter.
“Today on this auspicious day of Mahashivratri I am engaged to my jaan Sangram Singh. Thank you Lord Shiva for your blessings always,” she posted.
The couple met on the set of the reality television show “Survivor India” in 2011, and they started dating a year later. The two also starred in Krishan Kumar’s romantic thriller film “Valentine’s Night” together, although it ended up being critically panned.
Actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who recently had to film her cameo part in “Love Dosti Dua” on the BIG Magic channel, ended up causing the filming crew problems when she gave notice of poor health issues.
Bollywood Life reported that the actress was supposed to perform with choreographer-actor Punit Pathak but Pratyusha called someone to call the production crew, citing health issues. Later, the actress’ representative called again and informed the crew that Pratyusha has been hospitalised.
As this was not the actress’ first time doing this, the producers are angry with her as they have wasted the whole day waiting. The company incurred huge losses for not being able to complete filming according to schedule.
In the end, the crew then roped in Ishita Sharma, who is currently hosting “Dance India Dance”, to replace Pratyusha.
After her refusal to lock lips with her “Satyagraha” co-star Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor Khan has officially told the media that there will be no more intimate kissing scenes in her acting career in the future.
The 32-year-old actress had no qualms about dancing in her first raunchy hit item song “Fevicol Se” in the movie “Dabangg 2” after her marriage, but she will not kiss any man other than her husband, who is renowned actor Saif Ali Khan.
Saif also shares his wife’s reservations about kissing her male co-stars, but in regards to his co-actresses.
Kareena has never been shy to perform intimate acts with her co-stars, as seen in Rohit Shetty’s “Golmaal”, which also featured Kareena and Ajay, and Vishal Bharadwaj’s “Omkara”, which was an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Othello”, but clearly her principles have changed after marriage.
The actress is currently filming “Gori Tere Pyaar Mein”, a romantic comedy written and directed by Punit Malhotra. The film also stars Imran Khan and Shraddha Kapoor.
With his recent films proving to be huge box office flops, Shahid Kapoor is putting his time to good use by picking up a new hobby.
The actor is keeping himself busy by learning how to DJ, and was even seen showing off his skills at a recent Bollywood party hosted by Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan. He was seen glued to the console as he learnt the ropes of mixing music.
The 32-year-old star carries his own set of audio speakers for his rookie gigs and also played music for his guests at a small get-together party he hosted.
“It seems Shahid has found himself an alternate vocation. He makes sure never to leave his speakers behind at home. His mobile phone has a lot of music from hip hop to retro it covers all the genres,” said a source close to him.
The source added, “Shahid has been talking music. In fact, in his free time, he has also been inquiring about good DJ’ing software available.”
Being just a few films old in the industry Shraddha Kapoor has reportedly already landed herself in hot water, the actress earlier turned down the role in ‘Welcome Back’ opposite John Abraham, because she doesn’t want to work with older actors. This statement landed her brother siddhant in trouble with the actor, who worked with him in Shootout at Waddala (2013)
“Siddhant has made dozens of calls to John, which he has ignored. He cannot understand why an actress who is one-hit-old is making a big deal about not working with ‘older heroes’. And who is she to turn down a film with John? And if Shraddha doesn’t want to work with actors in their 40s, why her manager has been calling for her to audition for Gabbar, opposite Akshay Kumar?.” Confirmed a source
And its not just John the actress has turned down “She has managed to tick off all the top actors. Earlier, she tom-tommed about rejecting a film opposite Abhishek Bachchan. There is no dearth of heroines for these top actors. She can work with Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra and Arjun Kapoor but how long will she last in the industry with this attitude?” the source goes onto add.
Shraddha Kapoor will next be seen in ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ with Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan.
Mayim Balik, the former star of TV’s “Blossom” and currently appearing in CBS’ “Big Bang Theory,” was rushed to hospital following the high-impact collision shortly before noon Wednesday that caused both of her car’s main air bags to deploy and left her with “severe lacerations to her left hand and thumb,” Los Angeles Police Lt. Andrew Neiman said.
The 36-year-old actress was driving through Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue when her Volvo collided with a car turning west on Hollywood Boulevard, Neiman said. According to, L.A Now
The 2012 Bollywood film Aisha is being played on Viki.
Aisha (Hindi: आईशा) is a 2010 Hindi romantic comedy film directed by Rajshree Ojha and starring Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol in the lead roles. The film was released on 6 August 2010.The film is a modern day adaptation of the 1815 British novel, Emma by Jane Austen, a ‘comedy of manners’ set in the upper class society of Delhi, India. Aisha is a girl with a simple problem – she has to take others problems into her own hands; and match-making amongst her friends in particular.
After successfully arranging the marriage of her aunt, Aisha thinks she is a modern Cupid.
Aisha is a girl with a simple problem she has to take others problems into her own hands and match-making amongst her friends in particul. Aisha is an adaption of jane austen’s classic novel, “Emma”.
UNFORTUNATELY, THE VIDEO IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL REGIONS.
Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Cinema Online
Media Credit: Photo (Cinema Online) / Video (Bollywood Backstage)
Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2012 @10:14 p.m. PST
Actor-dancer Shahid Kapoor will be gracing over 800 million fans with his presence in the 13th IIFA Awards, which will be held in Singapore next month from 7 to 9 June.
Shahid is not the only known Bollywood star that will be attending the event. Director Dibakar Banerjee, actors Kalki, Emraan Hashmi and Abhay Deol have all been confirmed as well.
There is also the possibility that superstars Anil Kapoor and Bipasha Basu will also make their appearance, after having met with media and key stakeholders at the Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel, The Stamford earlier in April.
The 3-day schedule is as follows:
7 June: IIFA World Premiere: Lido Cinemas, Shaw Theatre
8 June: IIFA Rocks
9 June: IIFA Awards, Singapore Indoor Stadium
Abbreviated as IIFA, the International Indian Film Academy awards event is created as a platform to celebrate the Indian film industry. The prestigious event has been held in China, Europe, the Middle East, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Canada over the last 12 years.
Over the years, the guest stars were Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, Colin Firth, Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan (2007), Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachan (2009), Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha (2010), Shahrukh Khan (2011), to name a few.
IIFA is presented by Videocon Industries and Wizcraft International Entertainment and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board.
Media Credit: Photo (movietalkies) / Video (asianetnews) (Ultra Hindi)
Posted: Thursday April 26, 2012 @2:55 a.m. PST
IBNS, Glamsham EditorialBollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has filed a police complaint against late actor Raj Kumar’s daughter Vastavikta Pandit for allegedly harassing him. Shahid on Saturday filed a complaint against Pandit at Mumbai’s Versova police station.
The actor alleged that Pandit claimed to be his wife and even harassed him by seating on his car’s bonnet and by approaching him at odd hours. According to reports, the trouble started around nine months ago when Pandit came to live next to Shahid’s apartment building on Yari Road.
Pandit first met Shahid at popular dance choreographer Shiamak Davar’s class few years back. She reportedly fell in love with Shahid and started following him. Pandit made her Bollywood debut in 2006 with the film EIGHT.
The police have registered a non-cognizable offence after receiving the complaint from Shahid.
According to Ultra Hindi, Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has filed a police complaint against late actor Raj Kumar’s daughter Vastavikta Pandit. Shahid in his complaint to the Versova police, said that a woman, Vastavikta Pandit, has been creating disturbance for the last few days by entering the compound of the building Shahid resides in. She allegedly follows Shahid in her car and, at times, stands in front of his vehicle. In one instance, she reportedly overtook Shahid’s car and blocked his way. The actor’s bodyguards had to intervene to get the woman out of the way.
Source & Story Credit: People En Espanol – Maplop – Zeenews Bureau – The Gate Way Pundit – Jim Hoft
Media Credit: Photo (blog.godesi.com) (news.national.com) (yerkir.am) (People En Espanol) (Tomada de Quien.com) / Video (2 videos – starnews) ( TV9Mumbai) (YouTube delhincrnow)
Posted: Friday April 20, 2012 @1:47 p.m. PST
A 26-year-old Nepali actor in Bollywood has been murdered by two struggling Indian actors by decapitating her head in the Indian city of Gorakhpur, news reports quoting the Indian police said.
Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested Amit Jaiswal, 36 and Preeti Elvina Surin, 26 on Saturday night from Bandra in India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to Bollywood cinema, for allegedly murdering Minakshi Thapa, a Nepali actor in Mumbai, according to the Indian Express.
Thapa had settled in Dehradun before moving to Mumbai to pursue an acting career.
The duo had been carrying the severed head of actor Thapa for two days, before throwing it out of a bus on their way to Mumbai. This was after the duo had disposed her body, they said. Thapa had gone missing a month ago from her Lokhandwala residence.
According to the Indian Express report, Jaiswal and Surin had befriended Thapa at a film shoot. Thapa had told the duo that she was from a rich family and was working in Bollywood simply to pursue her hobby, said police officers.
Police said Jaiswal had not been earning much when he met Surin. The two had then started coaching classes which incurred losses.
“The couple then planned to kidnap Thapa and demand ransom from her father. On March 13, they lured Thapa to Allahabad for a film shoot. After killing her in Gorakhpur, they acquired her ATM card and mobile SIM card,” an unnamed police officer told the Express.
The accused then allegedly made calls to Thapa’s mother demanding a ransom of Rs15 lakh. They allegedly threatened Thapa’s family by saying that they would shoot a blue film featuring Thapa and would kill her if their demand were not met. According to the police, the duo had instructed Thapa’s brother Navraj to deposit the cash in Thapa’s account. Navraj had then registered a kidnapping complaint with Dehradun police which was later transferred to Amboli police station.
Police said Navraj had given kidnappers Rs 60,000 while the police was searching for them.
“At first Jaiswal and Surin denied their involvement. However, Jaiswal admitted that Thapa had given her mobile and ATM card to him while she was in Allahabad with her boyfriend. After continous, Surin confessed to the crime. The two, however, have not told the police where they have disposed Thapa’s body. Even if we find the body, we might not be able to find Thapa’s head as the accused do not remember where exactly they threw it,” the officer told the Express. (prepared with according to a report by nepalnews.com)
MORE NEWS ON THIS STORY:
Mumbai: Meenakshi Thapa, a small-time actress who was seen in the movie ‘404’ and a few commercials on TV, had earlier been reported missing. Two of her associates, Amit Kumar Jaiswal and Priti Elvina Suri, have been arrested for murdering the actress.
The body of Thapa was hacked to pieces and dumped in a septic tank, and the severed head was thrown out of a moving bus. The two accused have confessed to the murder and have been arrested for the same.
Jaiswal and Surin had met Thapa on the sets of a shoot in Mumbai, and were under the impression that Thapa belonged to an affluent family from Nepal, and had taken up acting as a mere hobby. The two accused had then lured Thapa to Allahabad for a supposed film shoot scheduled there. However, when the two learnt the truth about Thapa, they murdered the actress. The two junior artistes are now in police custody.
NEWS FROM THE GATE WAY PUNDIT:
Fellow actors kidnapped, beheaded and chopped up actress Meenakshi Thapa in India.
The beheaded body of a small-time model and Bollywood starlet Meenakshi Thapa was recovered from the sewage tank of a house where the father of a woman, arrested along with her paramour for the murder by the Mumbai Police, lives as a tenant. Meenakshi Thapa’s chopped body parts were found in Allahabad.
India Today reported on the brutal murder.
Acting was small-time Bollywood actor Meenakshi Thapa’s love, but playacting took her life.
She was kidnapped and brutally beheaded last month by two aspiring actors she befriended on the sets of Madhur Bhandarkar’s yet-to-be-released film Heroine, where she did a bit role.
Her killers Amit Jaiswal (36) and his lover Preeti Elvina Surin dumped the torso in a water tank and carried the severed head in a bag before throwing it out of a moving bus.
Jaiswal and Surin confessed before the Mumbai Police after their arrest on Saturday night that they were taken in by the 26-year-old struggling actor’s pretentious stories about her “affluent family”.
“The accused believed that Thapa was from a wealthy family because her lifestyle, despite not landing a big film role, hid the fact that she actually came from a middleclass background. Hence, they plotted to kidnap her for a ransom of Rs.15 lakh and kill her after the payment was made,” a police officer said.
Meenakshi was a struggler who earlier played a minor role in last year’s horror flick 404 and did some TV commercials. Her Nepalese-origin family has settled in Dehradun some years ago. Like her, Jaiswal and Surin were struggling for a toehold in the film industry.
The killers held onto the head for two days. Mid-Day reported:
She had played a bit part in the 2011 horror film 404 that spooked audiences. But, the uncut tale of small-time actress Meenakshi Thapa’s murder is considerably more unnerving. According to cops, the two advocates-cum-struggling actors, who were arrested by unit IX of Mumbai crime branch on Saturday night, were carrying the severed head of the 26-year-old for two days before throwing it out of a moving bus.
Photo Credit: People En Espanol via Tomada de Quien.com
Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Lester Gan Wai Lun
Media Credit: Photo (Yahoo Singapore) / Video (live9tv)
Posted: Saturday April 14, 2012 @7:27 p.m. PST
Recently, a complaint was filed in Jaipur court against Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan for publicly smoking at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, according to the Masala website.
The complaint was submitted in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate in Jaipur and the case made its first hearing yesterday.
The complaint was made by lawyer Nem Singh Rathore on behalf of the director of the Jaipur Criket Academy, Anand Singh, who said that smoking in public has been disallowed in Rajasthan since 2010.
Shah Rukh Khan had been caught smoking in front of thousands of spectators and was even broadcasted live on the TV channel.
Nem Singh further added that spectators were being allowed into the stadium only after frisking. “The police was confiscating any objectionable items including cigarettes while frisking.
However, it seems Shah Rukh was allowed to carry the cigarette packet into the stadium which is negligence on part of the police,” he said in his complain.
Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Lester Gan Wai Lun
Photo Credit: Yahoo Singapore
Posted: Tuesday April 3, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. PST
The Chuck Norris of India, or better known as Bollywood superstar Rajnikanth, is now living up to his name as the man who can do anything. The actor will be attempting something he has never done before – to sing a song in Hindi, according to the Masala website.
Last week, Rajnikanth recorded a Hindi song composed and co-sung by A. R. Rahman in London for his daughter Soundarya’s film “Kochadaiyaan”.
The producers of the film, Dr Murli Manohar and Eros International, were very eager to have the superstar sing the song in Hindi, especially since he lent his voice to the original Tamil version. In an interview with a tabloid, Dr Manohar said that the Hindi version is completely different from its Tamil version.
This version of the song has been written by Irshaad Kaamil, better known for his pieces from “Love Aaj Kal” and “Rockstar”.
His style was clearly imprinted into this song when it has been heard that it contained plenty of difficult Urdu words.
The superstar was reluctant to do it at first, as he was worried that he may not be able to pull it off, but to no one’s surprise at the end of the 15-day schedule in London, he was able to record the song to the liking of the composer.
Source & Story Credit: Glamsham – Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Photo Credit: Glamsham
Posted: Tuesday March 27, 2012 @4:18 p.m. PST
One may accuse the makers of Hate Story to be going a little overboard here but prod them on and they seem to be quite serious about the comparisons being made. If the unabashed erotic content put on display by debutant Paoli Dam for HATE STORY wasn’t enough then here is more.
As per director Vivek Agnihotri, she is – hold your breath – the next Kajol in the making and would soon establish her presence as an actress par excellence who won’t be restricting herself to only those films that are abound with skin show and foul language.
”Vivek’s confidence in her stems from the fact that he has seen her award winning work in Bengali cinemas as well and is totally astounded by the range she has shown so far,” says an assistant of the director, ”When the initial talks were on, he point blank asked her if she was willing to stand naked in front of the camera.
The moment she nodded in affirmation without any questions asked, Vivek knew that here was one actress who boasted of a universal cosmopolitan mindset. Though there are many girls willing to drop their clothes, it is rare to find someone who is extremely talented and yet so uninhibited about nudity.”
While one continues to be amazed with the comparisons being made, especially since Kajol has seldom been known to drop clothes, Paoli’s director is unstoppable by this time.
Says Vivek, ”The point I am making is about confidence and attitude, not skin show. For such actresses, after a point you don’t just care about their physicality; instead you see their eyes and know there and then how they are performing on a scene.
This is the reason why Kajol and Madhuri are the milestone actresses and now Paoli too is up there. She was always acclaimed as an actress in Bengal; now she would be popular on an all-India level.”
Shahid Kapoor did set tongues wagging when he was spotted celebrating his birthday with his group of friends and Nargis Fakhri in Goa and now sources claim that the two young actors are dating each other after a brief courtship.
A source close to the actors was quoted to have said, “Nargis spent a lot of time with Shahid in Goa. They were attracted to each other then and their friendship grew after returning to Mumbai. However, they started dating only recently.”
In the past, Shahid Kapoor was linked to Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu whereas Nargis Fakhri was said to have been in a relationship with her Rockstar co-star Ranbir Kapoor.
Media Credit: Photo (Real Bollywood) / Video (YouTube e24music)
Posted: Thursday March 8, 2012 @8:58 p.m. PST
He has largely been known as the chocolate boy in Bollywood. But Shahid Kapoor is set to undergo a transformation for UTV’s Hindi remake of the Tamil action venture, Vettai. Released this January, The Arya-R Madhavan starrer was produced by the same banner. Shahid is likely to play the part originally portrayed by Arya.
When contacted, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, UTV Motion Pictures’ CEO confirms: “Yes, we are in advanced discussions with Shahid, but till we make a formal announcement, I wouldn’t like to say much about the cast.” N Lingusamy will apparently direct the Hindi remake too, while Madhavan may also reprise his role.
Vettai revolves around two brothers — the younger one played by Arya, and the older, by Madhavan. While the latter is sensitive to violence, Arya is a jobless rogue. After being beaten up by goons, Madhavan becomes stronger, thanks to the training he receives from his younger brother. The two then get back at two goons and protect their family.
“Vettai is essentially an action film, but like other south Indian films, it also has a dose of masala entertainment including humour, stunts, dance, songs and romance. But in terms of genre, it’s an action – rough and rugged kind – film,” says Kapoor, adding that the production house has had a “fantastic start” to 2012. “The last few months have been very good for us.
Starting with Vettai, our big release on Pongal, we have had a great run with Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, and now, Paan Singh Tomar,” he says, adding, “Everything boils down to making the right creative choices. Thankfully, we’ve managed to do it.”
Media Credit: Photo (ChannelNewsAsia) Video (YouTube businessofcinema) (YouTube starnews) (YouTube TV 9 Mumbai)
Posted: Thursday February 23, 2012 @ 7:17 p.m. PST
Leading Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan surrendered to police after being accused of breaking a man’s nose in an brawl at a luxury hotel restaurant in Mumbai, police said on Wednesday.
The star was released on bail after being questioned about the incident at Colaba police station. The actor was charged with voluntarily causing severe hurt.
Khan ran into trouble after a South African businessman registered a case with the police, complaining that he was pushed and punched in the face by the actor at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel’s Wasabi Japanese restaurant.
Khan, 41, was dining with his girlfriend, actress Kareena Kapoor, and friends on Tuesday night when he allegedly clashed with Iqbal Sharma.
Police said Sharma said he was hit on the nose after a “heated argument” with Saif.
“Saif and his friends (seated next to us) were loud and raucous. We only asked the hotel authorities to get them to quieten down,” Sharma told NDTV television channel.
Sharma claimed the actor then told him: “Do you know who I am? If you want peace, go to a library.”
This led to an argument, after which Sharma was allegedly pushed and punched in the face, leading to a broken nose.
The actor however claimed one of his friend was assaulted which led to the fight.
Khan, educated at leading English private school Winchester, is one of Bollywood’s biggest actors.
He is also a film producer and has recently been putting final touches to his spy-thriller “Agent Vinod”, which is set for release next month.
Khan became the new Nawab (Muslim prince) of the former princely state of Pataudi last year after the death of his famous cricketing father Mansur Ali Khan, better known as “Tiger Pataudi”.
SHOWS WHAT MAY HAPPENED PLUS GIRLFRIEND KAREENA KAPOOR:
IQBAL SHARMA SPEAKS PLUS A WITNESS TELLS THE STORY (HALF ENGLISH):