Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Kalki is the face of Hidesign’s luxury collection

She describes her personal style as ‘Schizophrenic’. She’s cool, fashionable and not just a pretty face. Kalki Koechlin is one actress who has experimented with her choice of films than any other actress.
Now Kalki will launch Hidesign’s luxury collection in March.

Fardeen Khan’s half-sis died in South Delhi Car Crash

Fardeen’s half sister, Sonia Sethia, wife of businessman Rajendra Sethia, was returning home in New Friends Colony from dinner at a friend’s home in Gulmohar Park, when a Swift Dzire coming at very high speed, rammed into their Honda City car on August Kranti Marg.
Sonia Sethia and two other persons named Mohan Kumar and Anjay Kumar, who were on the front seat of the Swift Dzire, were seriously injured in the incident and they were immediately taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences trauma centre where doctors declared Sonia Sethia and Mohan Kumar brought dead.
Sonia’s husband Rajendra was not present in the city on Sunday.

Aishwarya and Abhishek at the wedding reception of Dheeraj Deshmukh and Honey Bhagnani at Taj Lands !!

At the wedding reception of Dheeraj Deshmukh and Honey Bhagnani at Taj Lands End in Mumbai last night, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan were the center of attraction.
Earlier this month, Abhishek Bachchan was so busy with his professional life, that he was hardly seen at parties and events. Even at the reception of Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, he was missing by his wife’s side.We finally get to see the most desired couple together after so many days. Ash and Abhi together sent the photogs in a tizzy.

Aishwarya Rai looked stunning in a churidaar by the designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

Priyanka Chopra taking vocal classes on the sets of ‘Barfee’ !

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently shooting for the movie Barfee, with Ranbir Kapoor, is also concentrating on her music career side by side. Rumour has it, the actress was with her music trainer Samantha Edwards on the film sets in Darjeeling, taking singing lessons from her.
Priyanka was spotted practicing music whenever she found time on the sets of Barfee. Her co-star, Ranbir Kapoor accompanied her.
The actress has already signed a worldwide recording agreement with Universal Music and Desi Hits to record and release her first music album. She is currently writing and recording the album, which will contain about ten pop songs and will release worldwide, sometime in 2012.

John Abraham in a political thriller !

John Abraham will soon be seen in a political thriller about LTTE’s activities in Sri Lanka, the movie being titled Jaffna. The film will be directed by Shoojit Sircar. John will co-produce the film.
“John is a politically aware actor. He reads the newspaper every morning, knows what’s going on in the world. He is clued in to the dynamics of the separatist strife in Sri Lanka. The minute I told him about my film ‘Jaffna’, he was on board,” said Sircar.
John will have to make a few trips to Sri Lanka, to get a hang of the political situation in the country.
“I am no stranger to themes of separatism and extremist violence. My first film ‘Yahaan’ was about Kashmiri separatism. And now ‘Jaffna’ would be carrying the theme of extremism to another extreme,” said Sircar.
The director is not willing to talk much about John’s character in the film. However, he says that the actor will have to work very hard to live upto the film’s story.

Akshay kumar is upset with ‘Joker’

Akshay Kumar is not happy with the way his upcoming flick, ‘Joker’, is coming up and is said to be very upset with the director of the film Shirish Kunder.
‘Joker’ is definitely one of the most awaited film of the year. The film is also being made in 3D. However, after watching the films rough cuts, Akshay is said to be very disappointed with the outcome.
If sources are to be believed, Akki, after watching the rough cuts of the film, became so livid. He even rebuked the director. The actor is very much concerned about the film as he is very very keen on tasting success after a string of flops in the year 2011.
Akshay went ahead and discussed his problem with the director and now, the duo have come to a decision that ‘Joker’ will release only aftyer ‘Rowdy Rathor’, which also stars Akshay Kumar as a solo lead.
Akki says he feels very confident with Rowdy Rathor and the film looks promising under the guidance of Prabhu Deva’s direction.
Joker is about a town full of crazy people, who have escaped from a mental hospital. there is an alien too, who then takes control of all the madness.
Joker is releasing on August 31.

Preity Zinta shoots in minus 21 degrees!!

After a long gap, we will see Preity Zinta in her debut production, Ishq In Paris. The actress is done with the first schedule of the film and says that she enjoyed every bit of the shoot, shooting with the French and Indian crew in temperatures as low as minus 21 degrees Celsius.
Preity posted on her Twitter page. “I’d like to thank the French crew for all their effort and hard work and all the wonderful fans who came to the shoot and were so co-operative! Big thank you to Indian crew for shooting in -21 degrees and never complaining. Its amazing how we don’t realise our own toughness sometimes! Ting.”
Directed by Prem Soni, “Ishq In Paris” is an Indo-French production. Preity will be essaying the role of a half-Indian half-French girl who falls in love in Paris.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Katrina Kaif to play Seeta Aur Geeta!

Katrina Kaif will soon be seen playing the role of Hema Malini’s character in the remake of 1973 blockbuster Seeta Aur Geeta. Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar role will be essayed by Akshay Kumar and Abhay Deol, respectively. The Sippy family who were reported to have certain differences, have now made up and are friends.
In the original film, Hema Malini played a double role- a meek Seeta and the feisty Geeta. And the talented actress pulled off the challenging role with superb ease.
Produced by G P Sippy and directed by Ramesh Sippy in 1972, Seeta Aur Geeta will now be revived by Sascha and Shaan Sippy (grandsons of G P Sippy). Initially, there was a family feud over the remake rights. However, the spat is now resolved and the remake will now go on floors as planned.
Katrina Kaif is currently in London with SRK, shooting for Yash Chopra’s comeback film.
Kats as Seeta Aur Geeta! You think she will do justice to the film???

Genelia D’Souza made it to the Limca Book of World Records !!

Genelia D’Souza created a unique record. Theactress has enlisted herself in the Limca Book of World Records by delivering back to back hits
The 24-year-old actress’ has delivered four back to back hits in four different languages, Tamil (Santosh Subramaniam), Telugu (Ready), Kannada (Satya In Love) and Hindi (Mere Baap Pehle Aap).
Her latest film ‘Tere Naal Love Hogaya’, is also receiving good response at the box office.

Kangana’s look inspired from Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft for Krrish 3 ?

Kangana Ranaut is preparing for her role in Krrish 3. The actress will be playing the role of a superwoman in the film. More than the action, Kangana is busy concentrating on her looks, as its her superwoman look that will grab more eyes. Rumour has it, the actress will look something like Angelina Jolie’s sexy Lara Croft avatar.
Kangana is busy training in martial arts and kick boxing as she will be doing all the stunts by herself. The film stars Hrithik Roshan as the superhero. Vivek Oberoi will also be seen in a pivotal role.
Kangana will bedecked up in tube tops and tight pants for the film. The shooting for Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 3 has already started.

BoxOffice Reports: Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya !!

Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, starring Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza had an average collection. The Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza starrer opened with Rs 1.75 crore on Friday. And it picked up on Saturday-Sunday making the three-day total of Rs 7.5 crore.
The coming Friday would be the release of London, Paris, New York, starring Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao and also Paan Singh Tomar, starring Irrfan Khan .

Box Office report: Jodi Breakers !!

Business rating: 1/5 (One star)
Star cast: Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya, Helen, Dipannita Sharma Atwal, Mrinalini Sharma.
What’s Good: A few comedy scenes and the music.
What’s Bad: The defective screenplay; the uninspiring and meaningless second half.
VerdictJodi Breakers is a dull show. It will not be able to break even.
Loo break: Several.
Watch or Not?: Watch it for the performances and the music, but do not expect much else.

The response to Jodi Breakers, starring Bipasha Basu and R Madhavan, was extremely poor with a total collection of Rs. 5.95 crore. Friday saw a collection of Rs 1.5 crore; Saturday – 2 crore and Sunday – 2.45 crore.

L’Officiel, February 2012..

Imran Khan on the cover of L’Officiel…

Monday, 27 February 2012

Star Week, March 2012!

Salman Khan taken to court??

Vijay Galani, the producer of the 2010 film Veer, was banned by the FWICE (Federation Of Western India Cine Employees), from filmmaking, following a complaint filed by Salman Khan, a few days back. The producer has now taken his enemity with the actor to the court.
“The Non-Cooperation Directive issued against me is illegal. If it had to be issued it had to be in conjunction with AMTPP (Association of Motion Pictures Producers’ Association). But AMTPP has not endorsed it. I can make a film whenever I want to. This is sheer torture. I want to resolve this. I have done no wrong,” Galani told a tabloid.
Why did Salman Khan file a complaint against the producer?
Well, Sallu was not paid a sum of Rs 15 crore by the filmmaker for his role in Veer.
Galani further says, “Unnecessarily, people have accused me of not paying Salman his dues. I am clean. I know what I am saying. I have kept quiet for too long. Not anymore though,” and added, “Why doesn’t Salman talk to me if he has a problem? You know what, I have met him at least seven to eight times in the past and he has never mentioned anything about an outstanding payment for Veer. Yes, I know he has lodged a complaint against me in FWICE. So what? He doesn’t have the papers to prove that I have to give him any money.”
And now, Galani has filed a case against the film governing body. “I do not owe any money to Salman. I spoke to this paper exclusively in January this year and I maintain my stand. Let the Court decide now. I cannot tolerate this nonsense any longer,” said the filmmaker.
However, FWICE President, Dharmesh Tiwari maintains that they have done no wrong in issuing the Non-Cooperation Directive against Galani. “We are fighting for FWICE and Salman Khan. My lawyer will deal with this now in Court. I don’t want to say anything further on this for now,” said Tiwari.

Salman is Shahrukh's new neighbour??

Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan are said to be moving closer to each other. Rumour has it that Salman has bought a triplex flat at Bandra Bandstand, worth Rs. 32 crore. And, the interesting part is that Shahrukh Khan’s residence Mannat is very close to Salman’s residence, you can say, a shout away.
Well, Salman’s triplex is still under construction and so neither the actor nor any of his family members are likely to move in anytime soon.
Well, now Shahrukh’s got a new neighbor. At least now become friends!!!

Shahid Kapoor's birthday celebrations at Goa!

It was Shahid's birthday yesterday and he posted some of his pics. Being one of the most handsome and eligible bachelors, he fully flaunted his freedom.
Shahid turned 31 on Sunday. The actor celebrated his freedom and it is very evident from the pics put online by the ace photographer Atul Kasbekar. He is seen lazying along the pool side with super hot girls surrounding him, clad in black bikinis. The actor also posted an image of two slippers with the words “Life is Short. Party Naked” written on them.
Shahid Kapoor threw a huge party at Morjim beach for his Bollywood friends. Stars who are said to have attended the actor's party are, Tabu, Nargis Fakhri, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, Ahmed Khan, Siddharth Anand and a few others.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Spotted : Bipasha Basu returning from Bengaluru

Bipasha Basu was spotted at the airport coming from the promotion of ‘Jodi Breakers’

Salman Khan is supporting Saif Ali Khan!

Superstar Salman Khan is supporting Saif Ali Khan, blaming the media for being so insensitive towards Saif.
When he was asked to comment about the incident, Salman said, 
“Even the press yesterday was all for the other guy. They didn’t even bother to ask what happened to Saif. Did Saif got wacked first or not? We should have waited for Saif to come out and say what he had to say.”
“We are actors and we have been in the industry for the longest time. Saif has been in the industry for 18 years. We knew the guy,” he added.
Salman said: “If you have gone into a restaurant, you are not there to manao matam (mourn). You are there to have dinner and drinks. My family was there, everybody was there. I am sure he (Sharma) might be right, but my point is that find out the entire thing and then come on TV.”
“Always the actors have been blamed, why so? It has always been us,” he said.

Femina, March 2012!

Femina’s March cover has Shriya Saran in a yellow Swapnil Shinde gown.

Amitabh Bachchan finally Well and is back Home..

After two abdominal surgeries, the 69-year-old actor was finally discharged from the Seven Hills Hospital, yesterday, after a 12 day stay.
 Amitabh Bachchan constantly updated his fans and well wishers about his progress through social networking sites. He posted on his blog, and said, “in constructive learning and to acquire knowledge of matters still a mystery for me”.

The actor was accompanied home by his wife Jaya Bachchan.
Big B was very excited to free himself from all the tubes and needles.

Shahrukh and Katrina are romancing in London !!!

ShahRukh Khan and Katrina Kaif are shooting in London. Within few hours of landing, SRK and Katrina moved straight to the sets of Yash Chopra’s yet untitled project. impressively, the duo wrapped up few shots the very same day.
The above picture is from the sets right away, in London.
An source told, “Shah Rukh has been taking extra care to ensure that Katrina is comfortable on the sets.They have been getting along really well.”
 Director Yash Chopra, producer Aditya Chopra, cinematographer Anil Mehta and costume designer Manish Malhotra were also there on the sets.
Apart from Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma is the other leading actress opposite SRK. However, she is expected to join after a month.

Who is making more money between Salman and ShahRukh ?

According to sources, Salman signed a Rs. 7 Crore deal for endorsing a food supplement. This makes him the second highest paid actors for advertising fields. Aamir Khan is the highest paid actors. Aamir charges Rs. 8 to 10 crore for every  endorsement.
Recently Salman Khan charged a fee of Rs 3-4 crore for an endorsement. Now with the hits like Wanted, Dabangg, Bodyguard, he has increased his market value.
Some brands which are  endorsed by Salman Khan are Mountain Dew, Wheel Washing Powder and Sangini Diamond Jewellery.
However, when it comes to the number of brands being endorsed, Shahrukh Khan is the leader.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Sonam Kapoor at the Burberry Show

Sonam Kapoor attended the Burberry Autumn Winter 2012 show during London Fashion Week at Kensington Gardens February 20.
Sonam Kapoor tweeted: “Just left the @burberry fall-winter show, all bows and peplum and velvet and cartoon jumpers. Loved!!! Lady-like fun all around.”

Govinda's daughter on the ramp at the WIFW 2012..

He seems to have lost oodles of weight. Looking much younger – maybe with help from botox and with some hair transplant, Govinda walked the ramp with daughter Narmmadaa (note the extra m and a) for designer Reynu Tandon at the WIFW AW’12.

Spotted : Sonam Kapoor in a sari

Sonam Kapoor looks lovely in a sari at the Shehlaa store launch in Mumbai

Deepika and Sidhartha avoid each other !!

This was the first time they made a pubic appearance together ever since the news of their split. But on Sunday night, Deepika Padukone and Sidhartha Mallya came together at an awards function.
An eye witness at the event said, “In the past, at least eight out of 10 times, both Deepika and Sidhartha would avoid being snapped together. However, towards the end of the event, they would graciously give a photo opportunity, either posing together or walking out side by side.”
In this case however, things were different.
“Sidhartha walked in first, followed by Shah Rukh Khan and approximately seven minutes later, Deepika walked in, looking gorgeous in her beige gown. Earlier, this would have been considered as part of their strategy to avoid being caught in the same frame. But, this evening, they studiously avoided each other, even when the camera was not focused on them. Neither did they exchange pleasantries, like friends.”

Madhuri stars opposite Akshay for a Tamil remake !!

Following the trend of remaking south films in Hindi, actor Akshay Kumar has bought the rights of the super hit Tamil film Ko. Apparently, the actor who was in search of a lead actress has offered the plump role to Madhuri Dixit.
According to an industry source, Akshay has spoken to Madhuri about being a part of Ko and has also given her the script to read. Madhuri, we hear, although excited about the project hasn’t signed on the dotted line, yet. ‘Ko’ requires two heroines. Akshay, we hear, was initially keen to cast Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif for the same film, but decided otherwise.
The Ko remake, tentatively titled Satygraha, will go on floors soon this year. The Tamil political thriller, Ko was directed by K.V Anand. Actor Jeeva and Karthika Nair played main leads in the film. The Hindi remake of Ko will be directed by Prakash Jhan for Hari Om Productions.

On the sets: Priyanka & Ranbir for ‘Barfee’

The fittest actress in Bollywood.. Bipasha !!

Without a doubt, Bipasha Basu is the fittest female star in Bollywood. That toned abs and perfect assets, we can hardly find a fit Bollywood actress like her. She is the same Bipasha who was slammed for being fat and bulky, a few years ago.
Talking to a daily, the actress said, “I don’t encourage size zero because the Indian figure cannot be size zero. I am a fit girl, not a thin girl and I like myself like this.”
Her perfect figure, with those ripped abs and toned thighs are an inspiration for many young girls.
Well, the actress admits to have worked very very hard to get into the current shape she is in. Bips weighs 60 kgs now.

Malaika as Anarkali in ‘Anarkali disco chali’ from ‘Housefull 2′!!

Our very sexy Munni is back with her lachak-machak in yet another saucy track ‘Anarkali Disco Chali’. The item number is from the movie Housefull 2.
Munni Badnaam Hui, broke all records with the combine efforts of Malaika Arora and choreographer Farah Khan. The hit jodi is back once again with Anarkali Disco Chali. Now, the question is, which one will be bigger and better, Munni or Anarkali!
Malaika says, both the songs are totally different. While ‘Munni’ was all desi, ‘Anarkali’ is more modern and sexy.
Malaika talks about the song. “Munni is iconic, so I wouldn’t like to draw any comparisons and would request others to do the same. But, at the same time, Anarkali Disco Chali is Kick A**.”
Can’t wait for this number.

Kangana in ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’ sequel?

Earlier this month, Kareena Kapoor opted out from the film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2. Reports have it that Kangana Ranaut will be replacing Bebo in the film which is produced by Ekta Kapoor and directed by Milan Luthria.
If all goes well, Kangana Ranaut will be playing Dawood Ibrahim’s (Akshay Kumar) love interest in the sequel. It is believed that Kangana’s character is inspired from Mandakini, who got involved with the Dubai based don after her career in Bollywood came to a halt.
Why Kangana Ranaut? Well, the makers wanted a performing actress rather than a starry name. Also, Akshay-Kangana combination is fresh and will help build up curiosity for a film.
However, Kangana hasn’t confirmed the news yet.

The “bad boy” Saif !!!

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was accused by a South African businessman Iqbal Sharma, for hitting and abusing him and his father-in-law, at a five star hotel, in Mumbai.
“It was an uncivilized way to behave in a public space,” Sharma said.
It all started when Mr Sharma requested the restaurant manager to ask the actor and his celebrity friends, including Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora and Malaika Arora Khan, to lower their voices. The actor lost his cool and called Sharma an “idiot”.
In order to avoid a fight, Sharma and his family decided to move to another part of the restaurant.
“As we were going down the stairs, Saif was coming up, probably from the toilet. As he passed me, he called me an idiot and asked ‘do you know who I am?’”
Saif is now booked under a case of assault, by the Mumbai police.
Do you think all this drama is a publicity stunt?

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Beti B’s official name is 'Abhilasha' !!!

Abhilasha it is!!! Author Shobhaa De revealed Beti B’s name on Twitter.
We told you that Ash-Abhi’s daughter has finally been named and would soon be out in the open. Well, we never expected it to be this soon.
Anyway, take a look at what Shobhaa De tweeted. 
“Beti B to be named Abhilasha? That’s a stroke of genius. Well done,parents. Abhi and Ash. Truly inspired, if true.”
Though Abhilasha sounds nice, we are still waiting for the Bachchan’s to confirm.. :)

Filmfare, Feb 2012..

Bipasha and R Madhavan on the cover of Filmfare Magazine, February 2012.

Salman Khan is a secular superstar !!

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, celebrated Maha Shivratri yesterday. He was later joined by his parents and brothers in the Shiva aarti at the family’s farmhouse.
Salman who was in Cuba, shooting for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, wrapped up his work and landed in Mumbai on Sunday night. Straight from the airport, the superstar headed to his farmhouse to celebrate the festival. Buzz also has it that there is a Shiva temple at Sallu’s farm house and a pujari has been appointed to do the daily prayers.
Salman Khan and his family celebrates almost all the festivals, including Ganesh Chaturthi and Janmashtmi.
Salman Khan believes in one God. He is known to have painted portraits of Jesus Christ and Buddha. Not just that. The Being Human T-shirts bear side-by-side the symbols of all religions — Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

'It’s not dancing, but shaking' says dance maestro Birju Maharaj for Katrina!!

We all loved Katrina Kaif in ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ and ‘Chikni Chameli’. She also left us drooling over her ‘Aaya Bodyguard’ act. However, there is one person who thinks that Kats can’t dance.
Well, we are talking about Pandit Birju Maharaj, an authority on the art of dancing. He thinks Katrina doesn’t know to dance.
Pandit Birju Maharaj told TOI in an interview: “Just the other day, I was watching Katrina Kaif on TV. Us ko naachna nahi, hilna bolte hai! (It’s not called dance, but shaking). Today’s heroines have no personality and can’t carry a dance on their own shoulders.”
He also said that the modern day actresses lack the grace of the yesteryear actresses like Waheeda Rahman and Meena Kumari, though he was all praises for Madhuri Dixit.

Aishwarya to make a comeback!!

Rumors has it that Aishwarya Rai is all set to make a big comeback in a movie opposite Shahrukh Khan.
The film is said to be directed by Sriram Raghavan and is titled ‘Happy Birthday’. Initially, the movie was planned keeping  Aishwarya and John Abraham in mind. However, the project could not materialize back then.
Now that his latest film, Agent Vinod is all set for a release next month, Raghavan is now focusing on ‘Happy Birthday’. The film might roll in November 2012.
Now, the main question is, will Aishwarya Rai agree to the project?

Vidya Balan's item song in ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’!

After ‘The Dirty Picture’, Vidya Balan is all set to jig to a Lavani item song in the upcoming movie Ferrari Ki Sawaari.
Vidya is seen dressed in a sari, Maharashtrain style, all covered from neck to ankles. The first look of the song has the actress posing on huge dhols. The song is titled as ‘Mala Jau De’.
The film Ferrari Ki Sawaari has been directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra . The film stars Sharman Joshi in the lead role.
It will release in April  this year.

Beti B finally named !!

Beti B finally gets a name. The proud parents of beti b, finally managed to zero down on a name, though its still a secret. All we know is her name starts with either ‘A’ or ‘Aa’.
Papa Abhishek confirmed the news at an event.
“We’ve got a name, and I’ll announce it very soon, but in terms of releasing a photograph you know I… if people see her in everyday life that’s fine by me, but I just think releasing the photograph is a very pompous thing to do. We don’t believe in any ceremony in terms of naamkaran,” said Abhishek Bachchan.
Rumors had it that Beti B’s formal name was ‘Aaliya’. However, Abhishek denied it. Rumors also has it that, once Big B is back home, the name of their little daughter will be revealed to the world.
By the way, Amitabh Bachchan is admitted in Seven Hills Hospital and is recuperating from a surgery.
We guess that Beti B’s formal name will be announced by Amitabh Bachchan.

Monday, 20 February 2012

57th Filmfare awards 2012 Details..

2011, the year was a mixed one for Bollywood. While some films may have grossed highly, other highly anticipated movies did not get a look by the audience. There were some critically acclaimed movies, while some movies which got panned by critics managed to become the box office superking’s. 2012 Filmfare awards tries to give maximum attention and recognition to all those who tried to work hard to make 2012 a better year for Bollywood.
The official sponsor of Idea awards is Idea while the awards will be hosted by Imran Khan, who had managed to get the audience tickled with his jodi with Ranbir Kapoor last time. The 57th filmfare awards are scheduled to take place on 29th January 2012, as usual in the Yash Raj Studios. The event is to be telecasted by Sony Entertainment. This filmfare award celebration overlaps with the centenary celebration of bollywood. With this billing and the usual star hype surrounding the award function, it is being tipped to be a grand success.
Now lets see the official nominations which are finally out. Here’s what Filmare 2012 finally decided on the various categories:
Best Film:
  1. Delhi Belly
  2. Don 2
  3. No One Killed Jessica
  4. Rockstar
  5. The Dirty Picture
  6. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Director:
  1. Abhinay Deo – Delhi Belly
  2. Farhan Akhtar – Don 2
  3. Imtiaz Ali – Rockstar
  4. Milan Luthria – The Dirty Picture
  5. Raj Kumar Gupta – No One Killed Jessica
  6. Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Actor Male:
  1. Ajay Devgan – Singham
  2. Amitabh Bachchan – Aarakshan
  3. Hrithik Roshan – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  4. Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar
  5. Salman Khan – Bodyguard
  6. Shah Rukh Khan – Don 2
Best Actor Female:
  1. Katrina Kaif – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
  2. Mahie Gill – Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
  3. Priyanka Chopra – 7 Khoon Maaf
  4. Vidya Balan – No One Killed Jessica
  5. Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture
Best Actor Supporting Role Male:
  1. Abhay Deol – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  2. Farhan Akhtar - Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  3. Naseerudin Shah – The Dirty Picture
  4. Pitobash – Shor In The City
  5. Vir Das – Delhi Belly
Best Actor Supporting Role Female:
  1. Juhi Chawla – I Am
  2. Kalki Koechlin – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  3. Parineeta Chopra – Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
  4. Rani Mukherjee – No One Killed Jessica
  5. Swara Bhaskar – Tanu Weds Manu
Best Music Director:
  1. A.R.Rahman – Rockstar
  2. Ram Sampat – Delhi Belly
  3. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  4. Sohail Sen – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
  5. Vishal-Shekhar – Ra.One
Best Lyricist:
  1. Gulzar – Darling – 7 Khoon Maaf
  2. Irshad Kamil – Nadaan Parindey – Rockstar
  3. Irshad Kamil – Sadda Haq – Rockstar
  4. Javed Akhtar – Senorita – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  5. Vishal Dadlani & Niranjan Iyengar – Chammak Challo – Ra.One
Best Playback Singer Male:
  1. Akon & Vishal Dadlani – Chammak Challo – Ra.One
  2. Mohit Chauhan – Jo Bhi Mein – Rockstar
  3. Mohit Chauhan – Sadda Haq – Rockstar
  4. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Teri Meri – Bodyguard
  5. Shafqat Amanat Ali – Dildaara – Ra.One
Best Playback Singer Female:
  1. Alyssa Mendonsa – Khwabon Ke Parindey – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  2. Harshdeep Kaur – Katiya Karu – Rockstar
  3. Rekha Bhardwaj & Usha Uthup – Darling – 7 Khoon Maaf
  4. Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Meri – Bodyguard
  5. Shreya Ghoshal – Saibo – Shor In The City
There are many categories where members of the film fraternity are honoured for their achievement. Technicians as well as artists get rewarded for work. Some of the categories and their possible nominations are
  • Best Playback Singers(Male/Female)
Many melodious tracks were sung in 2012. Who can forget the Khwaabon ke Parindey from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara sung by Mohit Chauhan, Alyssa Mendonca or the peppy song Ooh la la sung by legendary Bappi da? Hrithik, Farhan and Abhay combined to give us the entertaining Senorita while Shankar Mahadevan gave us the wonderfully romantic Dildaara from Mohit Chauhan and Suzanne D’Mello combined to give us Tum Ho, a beautiful romantic track from Rockstar. It looks likely that Mohit may snatch the award in the male category. Shreya Ghoshal is the likely candidate in the female category with her song Teri Meri Prem Kahani from Bodyguard.
  • Best Music Director
Vishal-Shekhar stole the show with movies and The Dirty Picture, while Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy gave beautiful music rendition in Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara. Himesh Reshammiya gave hummable tunes in Bodyguard, while the ever reliable Pritam composed the tracks of Ready and Desi Boyz. A R Rehman gave the modious music of Rockstar. Ram Sampat is also in contention to get a look in for the ever so popular Delhi Belly Soundtrack.
  • Best Lyricist
Shabbir Ahmed looks a strong favourite in this category with his lyrics for Bodyguard. Javed Akhtar has penned the lyrics of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara with usual authority and ease, while Rajat Arora may get a look in for his Ooh la la lyrics. Irshad Kamil has worked really hard to pen some melodious words in Rockstar, while Amitabh Bhattacharya gave the lyrics of unconventional yet entertaining Delhi Belly. The fight will be down to the wire in this category.
  • Best debut (Male/Female)
Nargis Fakhri was appreciated for her role in Rockstar while Parineeti Chopra, cousin of Priyanka Chopra made a decent debut with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Sarah Jane Dias made her much anticipated debut with Abhishek Bachchan in Game, while Myra Karn did get accolades for her role in No one killed Jessica. Kajal Aggarwal also made a good debut with Singham.
In the male category, Rana Daggubatti made a powerful debut with Dum Maaro Dum and was romantically linked to his co-star Bipasha Basu. Shiv Pandit made an effortless transition from TV to silver screen with Shaitaan. Vidyut Jamwal meanwhile stole the show with his negative yet interesting performance in Force with John Abraham.
  • Best Supporting role (Actor/Actress)
Paresh Rawal did a fabulous job in the movie Ready as Salman Khan’s confused namesake Uncle. Rani Mukherjee stole the show in the female category in No One Killed Jessica. Farhan Akhtar did a splendid job as the funny yet caring friend in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara while Prakash Raj was the pick of the lot with his astounding negative role in Singham.
  • Best Actor/actress
Shahrukh Khan gave a hit in the form of, but it was Salman Khan who stole the show with his performances in 2011. Bodyguard and Ready, both his releases did not have a strong story line, but sailed at the box office due to the sheer performances of the star. He looks the likely winner in this category. Shahid Kapoor did ripple with his role in Mausam while Ajay Devgn made a strong impact as Baajirao Singham in Singham.
Kareena Kapoor put on a good show as Divya in Bodyguard while Asin played Sanjana really well in Ready. But it was Vidya Balan who may bag the black lady with her performance in The Dirty Pictures. She was much appreciated by critics and audience alike for her role of Silk in the movie.
  • Best Director
Milan Luthria made the much appreciate The Dirty Picture, while Rohit Shetty did the action film Singham. Anubhav Sinha may also get in a look in for Ra.One here, along with Anees Bazmee for Ready. Zoya Akhtar directed the splendid movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, while Abhinay Deo the son of legendary Marathi actor-actress Ramesh and Seema Deo gave a hit in the form of Delhi Belly.
  • Best Film
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara along with Bodyguard and Ready are sure shot candidates in this category. Ra.One may also get a look in with The Dirty Picture. Singham was also a well made movie along with Delhi Belly, so there may be a chance for both these movies to stake their claim on the shining black lady too. Also with the recent strides that Don 2 has made there is no doubt about the fact that it is surely one of the dark horses in the race for the best film category. The most coveted award will definitely go to the most deserving film of the lot.
The above nominations were based on the performances of the names in the year 2011. Official nominations are expected to release later this month. Besides the awards, many Dance numbers and other cameo performances by many film celebrities are expected to add glitter to the night. The much celebrated and coveted award in the Bollywood industry is sure to get the TRP racing.
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