Oct 14, 2014

Hrithik Paris Hilton in Dubai

Hrithik Paris Hilton in Dubai
Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan enjoyed a night out with American socialite Paris Hilton here.

The stars had flown down to Dubai for the VIP launch of Cle Dubai, a new restaurant by celebrity chef Greg Malouf. Paris, 33, took to Instagram to share a picture with the Bang Bang star.

"GoodTimes at Cle Dubai with Hrithik Roshan. Such a beautiful restaurant, my new favourite hot spot in Dubai," Hilton posted along with the picture. Hrithik looked dapper in a grey suit, whereas the hotel heiress looked chic in a black dress.

The other guests present at the star-studded event included Hilton's sister Nicky, supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, Carla DiBello and reality star Khloe Kardashian.


Jun 29, 2014

Bollywood Movie Kick: Jumme Ki Raat Video Song

 Kick: Jumme Ki Raat Video Song | Salman Khan | Jacqueline Fernandez | Mika Singh

Directed by Sajid Nadiadwala
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala
Screenplay by Rajat Arora
Keith Gomes
Sajid Nadiadwala
Chetan Bhagat
(Additional Screenplay)
Story by Vakkantham Vamsi
Starring Salman Khan
Jacqueline Fernandez Randeep Hooda
Music by Songs:
Himesh Reshammiya
Meet Bros Anjjan
Background Score:
Julius Packiam
Cinematography Ayananka Bose
Edited by Rameshwar S. Bhagat
  company Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
Release date(s)
25 July 2014
Country India
Language Hindi

South Remakes in Bollywood: Will Salman Khan's 'Kick' Repeat Success of Original Version in Telugu?

The success of "Holiday – A Solider is Never Off Duty" has once again proved that remakes of South Indian films are a safe bet for big Bollywood stars like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Remaking south films in Bollywood and vice versa has been a trend followed for many years. But, for the last few years, there seems to be an increase in the number of south films getting remade in Hindi with big stars in the lead. Interestingly, most of these films have set the cash registers ringing. Aamir Khan's 2008-release "Ghajini," remake of a Tamil film with the same name, was one of the biggest hits of Bollywood cinema. The action entertainer, directed by AR Murugadoss, earned more than ₹100 crore at the Indian box office. Apparently, it was "Ghajini" that started the ₹100 crore club.

Salman Khan, who was going through a rough phase, made a comeback with the crime action killer "Wanted," which was a remake of Vijay's "Pokkiri." The film reportedly broke many records at the box office in 2009. Since then, the actor has starred in several south remakes including "Ready", "Bodyguard" and "Jai Ho." His upcoming film "Kick," touted to be an action comedy entertainer, is also a south remake. Askhay Kumar has also starred in a few south remakes which have performed well at the box office. His masala action entertainer "Rowdy Rathore" and the recently-released "Holiday" are in the ₹100 crore club. Ajay Devgn, who has starred in remakes like "Son of Sardar" and "Singham" also tasted success with both the films. What makes these remakes work in Bollwood? The remakes work because of the presence of big stars. "The remakes of south films are getting highlighted now because of big stars here. As big Bollywood heroes are doing these films, this space (of remakes) is getting established further," actor-director Prabhu Deva, who has done three south remakes in Bollywood was quoted saying by the Press Trust of India at an event held last year.

The content of these remakes appeal to the audience even though critics give average reviews for them. Take "Holiday" for instance – the film fetched mixed feedback from the critics, but audience has given big thumbs up. The Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha starrer is still running successfully in theatres even after three weeks of its release. The stupendous of these films have made more Bollywood filmmakers to remake south films.

Check below the list of upcoming Bollywood films which are remakes of south entertainers.

"Kick" – Salman Khan's most-awaited "Kick" is a remake of the Telugu film with the same name. The film, directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, has Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saurabh Shukhla in pivotal roles. The film is set for Eid release.

It remains to be seen if "Kick" turns out to be another successful film in Salman Khan's career. The film's first look and trailer have received fantastic response from fans and have raised the expectations among them. The action entertainer is slated to hit screens during Eid festival, which is considered as a lucky period for Salman. Will "Kick" impress the audience and reprise the success of the original version? Only time will tell.

"Tevar" – Amit Sharma's film is a remake of Telugu hit "Okkadu." The film has Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles.

"Gabbar" – Akshay Kumar will be seen in yet another south remake. The film, directed by Krish, is a remake of Tamil blockbuster film "Ramana."

Besides these films, remake of Tamil films including "Soodhu Kavvum", "Pizza" and "Vettai" are also in the pipeline. There are also reports claiming that the recently-released blockbuster flick "Manam" will be remade in Hindi. Reliance Entertainment, the co-producers of "Manam" are said to be interested in making the Hindi version, reported Sakshipost. Buzz is that Amitabh Bachchan might be reprising ANR's role. However, an official announcement regarding the project is still awaited.


Siddharth Roy Kapur Biography, Profile, Real Life Photos

Siddharth Roy Kapur Biography (Profile)

Siddharth Roy Kapur
Born 2 August 1974 (age 39)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Sydenham College (Bachelor of Commerce)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (MBA)
Occupation Managing Director – Disney India
Religion : Hindu
Spouse : Vidya Balan (m.2012)
Relatives : Aditya Roy Kapur (brother)
Kunaal Roy Kapur (brother)

Siddharth Roy Kapur (born August 2, 1974) is an Indian business person, film producer and the managing director of Disney India. After completing his Bachelors in Commerce from the Sydenham College in Mumbai, he obtained his MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS). His father is Punjabi and mother a Jew and former Miss India. He hails from a film background. His mother choreographed dance sequences and his younger brothers Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunaal Roy Kapur are well-known actors.

Kapur brothers, Kunal, Siddharth and Aditya
Siddharth Roy Kapur has been with UTV since 2005, after an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute and successful stints at The Procter & Gamble Company and Star TV across India, Dubai and Hong Kong in marketing leadership roles. In his first role with UTV as senior vice president, he headed the Marketing & Communications division across motion pictures, broadcasting, television, animation and corporate. In this role, he led the marketing efforts responsible for taking the homegrown Hungama TV to a leadership position in the competitive kids' broadcasting space, which had been earlier dominated by multinational channels like Cartoon Network, POGO, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Siddharth led the marketing efforts behind the cult classic Rang De Basanti and the cult sleeper hit Khosla Ka Ghosla, both of which started new trends in the way movies are marketed in India. He led the marketing efforts on many successful projects such as Parineeta, Taxi 9211 and Bluffmaster. In his next role, he assumed responsibility for the revenues function at UTV Motion Pictures and was responsible for distribution and syndication worldwide, in addition to his marketing responsibilities.

In January 2008, Siddharth took charge as CEO of Motion Pictures for UTV, responsible for all aspects of creative, development, production, marketing, distribution and syndication. In this role, he has led the studio to great heights, with an unparalleled slate of movies such as Jodhaa Akbar, Fashion, Aamir, A Wednesday!, Dev D, Kaminey, Raajneeti, Udaan, Peepli [Live], No One Killed Jessica, Delhi Belly, Rowdy Rathore, Paan Singh Tomar, Barfi! and many more. In the time Siddharth has led the Motion Pictures division at UTV, the studio has emerged as one of the top production and distribution houses in the country in revenue and quality of content, with four UTV productions in the last six years selected as India’s nominee to the Academy Awards, numerous awards and accolades including Filmfare Best Film awards and National Awards, and an annual slate of movies that has grown from four to 16 productions a year (12 Hindi and six South productions).

 Salome Roy Kapoor – mother of Aditya, Kunal and Siddharth Roy Kapoor
Salome Roy Kapoor – mother of Aditya, Kunal and Siddharth Roy Kapoor. She was a former Miss India (1972) and went on to be a top model in the Seventies, before the era of the supermodel. Salome also acted in a handful of films and went on to choreograph songs in a number of films – the most famous being Main Shaayar Toh Nahin from Bobby.

After the integration of UTV into The Walt Disney Company India, The Walt Disney Co. announced that managing director Ronnie Screwvala will step down on 30 June and Siddharth Roy Kapur, currently managing director of Disney UTV’s studio business, will lead the company’s India operations. Siddharth Roy Kapur will become managing director of Disney India on 1 January, 2014 and Screwvala will assist in the transition until 30 June, 2014, following which, he will pursue his entrepreneurial goals and devote more time with his foundation called Swades, the company said in a statement. Siddharth Roy Kapur started his career in brand management with The Procter and Gamble Co. and then worked with STAR TV in Hong Kong, Dubai and Mumbai in various leadership roles. His tenure at UTV and later at Disney UTV spans more than eight years, first as a member of the core team that launched the successful kids channel Hungama TV (which Disney bought in 2006) and then working closely with Screwvala to build UTV Motion Pictures, which he has headed since 2008.

Siddharth took on the role of Managing Director for the studio business. Barfi! was his first movie as a producer for Disney UTV productions, which was followed up with Heroine, ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance, Kai Po Che!, Ghanchakkar and, more recently, Chennai Express, Satyagraha, The Lunchbox and Shahid. The list of upcoming releases from the studio include P.K., Jagga Jasoos, Kick, Fitoor, Shaatir, ABCD 2, Khoobsurat, Pizza, 2 States, Highway, Filmistaan and many more. From 1 January 2014, Siddharth has become the Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company India. He is now responsible for all the businesses & operations of the company in India including Studios, Consumer Products, Media Networks and Interactive.

Siddharth is a two-time divorcé. Siddharth knew his first wife since he was a boy. Siddharth's second wife was a television producer. The businessman had previously married his childhood friend and then a producer, whom he divorced in 2011. Siddharth separated from his second wife in 2008, and the divorce came through in the end of 2011. On 14 December 2012, he married Bollywood actress Vidya Balan in a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai.

Siddharth Roy's Wife Bollywood actress Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan weds Siddharth Roy Kapoor


ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2013)
Kai Po Che! (2013)
Ghanchakkar (2013)
Chennai Express (2013)
Satyagraha (2013)
Shahid (2013)
Settai – Tamil film (2013)
Sigaram Thodu – Tamil film (2013)
Ivan Veramathiri – Tamil film (2013)
Barfi! (2012)
Heroine (2012)
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)
Grandmaster – Malayalam film (2012)
Husbands in Goa – Malayalam film (2012)
Kalakalappu (original title Masala CafĂ©) – Tamil film (2012)
Mugamoodi - Tamil Film (2012)
Thaandavam - Tamil Film (2012)
Vettai – Tamil film (2012)
Filmistaan (2014)
Pizza (2014)
Ileana with Siddharth Roy Kapur
As co-producer/associate producer
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Fashion (2008)
Aamir (2008)
A Wednesday! (2008)
Dev.D (2009)
Kaminey (2009)
Raajneeti (2010)
Udaan (2010)
Peepli [Live] (2010)
No One Killed Jessica (2011)
Delhi Belly (2011)
Chillar Party (2011)
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
The Lunchbox (2013)


2009 – Best film for Jodhaa Akbar at Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, IIFA Awards
2012 – National Film Award for Best Children's Film for Chillar Party
2013 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film for Paan Singh Tomar
2013 - Best film for Barfi! at BIG Star Entertainment Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Filmfare Awards, Stardust Awards, Iifa Awards
2013 - Screen Award for Best Film for Paan Singh Tomar
2013 - Society Young Achievers Awards 2013 in the Business category
2014 - The Economic Times - Spencer Stuart ‘40 under Forty’ India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award

Latest buzz Vidya Balan's hubby Siddharth Roy Kapur gifts a diamond necklace to Katrina Kaif 


Jun 27, 2014

Malayalam Actor Dileep Files For Divorce From Wife Manju Warrier

Manju got married to Malayalam actor Dileep on 20 October 1998 at Aluva Sri Krishna Temple. The couple have a daughter, Meenakshi. Dileep and Manju had filed for divorce in 2014.

Malayalam film actor Dileep has approached a family court here seeking divorce from his actress wife Manju Warrier, who had made a comeback with recently released ‘How Old are You ?’. The actor has also reportedly filed another petition, seeking an in camera trial and non disclosure of the matters raised in his petition to the media.

The petition is expected to come up for hearing on July 23 and the two have been asked to be present in court in person on that day.  The two have been living separately for the past few months. Dileep in his petition stated that the news and social media had been publishing reports in the past one year that the respondent (Manju Warrier) and he had separated and that a divorce petition was likely to be filed.
Now that he had filed this original petition seeking divorce, there was every possibility for the media to publish sensational reports about the same, he said. “The matrimonial issues between the respondent and myself are a very personal matter. To protect and prevent trial by the media and for proper conduct of proceedings before this court, it is necessary to conduct in camera trial’, he stated. Manju, who left films after her marriage to Dileep, made a comeback with Roshan Andrews ‘How Old Are You?’, which is now being screened in theatres.  The film has already collected Rs 3.35 crore in the first week itself.

Dileep has also reportedly filed another petition, seeking an in camera trial and non disclosure of the matters raised in his petition to the media.


Jun 26, 2014

South Actress Bhavana Menon Interview

Bhavana Menon Interview

When you entered the industry, there were very few youth oriented films in Malayalam. But nowadays every film seems to be youth centric. What do you have to say about the trend?

I came into the industry through the film Nammal, which had four youngsters. It was one of the films that started off the trend. I was a part of plenty more, like Swapnakkoodu, Chadikkatha Chanthu, Lollypop, Robinhood etc. I don't think there has been such a huge change over the years. The recent movies that I did, Ezhamathe Varavu, Honeybee, Polytechnic and now, Angry Babies are all different in their own way. I have been lucky to have done all kinds of roles and escaped any kind of stereotyping.

Why do you do just one or two films a year? 
When I'm approached for a film, I look at the whole team, the director, producer etc. Even if I'm okay with the team, I wouldn't do a film unless I like the story and script and vice-versa too. I've left out big projects at times because of this. But I have absolutely no issues with new directors. Many of the films I have done are with newbies.

Your looks have evolved beyond recognition over the past 10 years... I did my first film at the age of 15, when I had no idea about make-up or styling or fashion. I wasn't bothered about them for many years and also, no senior actress ever told me that I should change. Even those who I asked for help never supported me. It was maybe at the age of 19-20 that I myself realised that I should change. I educated myself and learnt everything about fitness, make-up and style, all by myself. And now, when young girls ask me tips and tricks, I am so glad they ask and am only happy to help them.

In your latest release, Angry Babies, your co-star is Anoop Menon, again... How do you explain the coincidence? Anoop and I had already acted in Trivandrum Lodge, where the chemistry worked out really well. As a co-star, I feel very comfortable with Anoop ettan, more than comfortable, actually.

You revealed that you are in a relationship... With many Malayalam actresses getting married recently, don't you feel like taking the leap? 
Yes, I am seeing someone but I can't say at this point where it's going or whether it will lead to marriage. If at all I marry, I plan to do so next year. But I feel it is better to get married when I am ready for it, not because others are doing it or under pressure from society or other people. I never take any decision that way. Because if there are any problems, none of these people will be there; there will be just me and my family to face it. At the end of the day, I live for myself, not for others. I will listen to everyone but the final decision will be mine.

What about the whole debate on whether actresses should act after marriage?
Do you see any actor stopping acting after marriage? The film industry is not something dirty that you should stop acting after you marry. Having said that, it is each person's personal decision, I feel. I have always maintained that I will never say goodbye to films completely. Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai and Sreedevi have all done good roles after marriage. If I get good roles, I too will definitely take them up. Not that I will do anything and everything which comes my way, but then, I don't do that now either. If I get offered a film which I like, which I feel I shouldn't miss, I will I do it, just like now.

And I will marry only someone who recognises acting as my profession and someone who will encourage me and support me to do a good film, like a good friend, not a narrow-minded person who thinks on the lines of - from now on, stay at home and look after me and do nothing else.

Is there anything like you won't marry someone from the film industry... If I fall in love with an actor or filmmaker, what's wrong with it? Cinema is something I have been doing since age 15. And whatever anyone says, I have never had even one bad experience with the industry. I really love this profession; it has given me everything, made me what I am. So I have absolutely no aversion towards people from the film industry. I would love a person for the human being he is; on the basis of his personality, not on the basis of his profession.

What are you working on next?
I will be doing two Malayalam films and one Kannada film this year, but the official agreement is not over yet.

source: toi


Jun 23, 2014

Script writer Srinivas Avasarala Family Photos

Srinivas Avasarala Real Life Photos, Profile
Script writer

Srinivas Avasarala 
Srinivas Avasarala is an Indian script-writer, director and actor. Originally from Hyderabad, Srinivas has spent a few years in Vijaywada, New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata as well.
Born: Hyderabad
Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Parents: Naga Mani Avasarala, Venkata Satya Narayana Murthy
Nominations: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu

Srinivas Avasarala - Childhood

Srinivas Avasarala - Brother

Srinivas Avasarala - Mother

Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value

Srinivas Avasarala Rajamouli antha director kaavali


Jun 21, 2014

Shahid Kapoor is working on his private beach garden

Yes, you read that headline right. It is known that Shahid Kapoor recently acquired a spacious and elegant ground-floor home alongside the Juhu beach.

His new apartment is in the same building where Vidya Balan resides. It's one of the prime properties along the beach side in Juhu. The advantage Shahid has over the other residents of the building is that his apartment reportedly comes with approximately 2000 of private beach area.

Though the actor continues to reside in Versova, where he is ex-girlfriend Priyanka Chopra's neighbour, his current preoccupation is converting his beach space into a private garden.
Sources say they have seen Shahid pouring over books and listening to experts on the whole process of "making his garden", because he intends to personally supervise every minute detail. He is not planning to take any shortcuts by handing over the job to a professional and coming to a ready home someday. Sasha intends to be hands-on when his new home is being done.