March 31, 2013

Let’s beat the Blues!

It’s Sunday evening and again I am getting ready for a busy work loaded week ahead.  Much as a Friday afternoon brings us delight, a Sunday evening brings a sense of unhappiness to most of us. We start thinking of “Ohh again a whole week, getting up early morning.. So much of work and late nights.. “. After a lazy and relaxing weekend sometimes we begin to feel dread for going back to work for a whole week. And as we can’t avoid our everyday jobs so let’s be positive and think about to break the blues in energy. So how can we do that?    

March 26, 2013

Happy Holi!

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Sunny Leone's new wish!

Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone says she wants to romance Bollywood biggies Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor onscreen and also try her hands at comedy.

 Sunny first made her appearance in TV reality show Bigg Boss 5 in 2011 and this led to her entry in Bollywood.She made her debut in Hindi films with Jism 2 and will be next seen in Ragini MMS 2.

"It’s been a year or so (in film industry) and I love being here. I am new to this industry, but I am open to doing romantic and comedy films. I want to romance both Salman and Ranbir. I want to act with both of them. I liked ‘Bodyguard’.. it was fun to watch Salman," she said.

The actress was talking to reporters here at a promotional event of Shootout at Wadala last evening.

Sunny has done a special song, Laila, in the Sanjay Gupta-directed crime drama, which is loosely based on a police encounter that took place in Mumbai in 1982.

"I never thought I will be able to do this song. I was nervous, scared on the first day of shoot, but everyone was nice to me," she said.

Abhishek Bachchan 's equation with Aamir Khan

Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is working alongside Aamir Khan in his upcoming film Dhoom 3, says the superstar is like a child on the sets of the movie.

Abhishek is reprising his role of ACP Jai Dixit for the third time in the action franchise, while Aamir plays the main antagonist.

"It’s absolutely brilliant to be working with Aamir. You get to learn so much. He is so much fun on the sets. He is like a child on the set. He is so involved and enthusiastic about everything," said Bachchan.

When asked about his equation with Aamir during the shooting, 37-year-old Abhishek said, "I think every actor learns from other. As an actor you feed off the energies of each other. I see my father still learning from several junior actors. So I think as an actor you learn from everybody."

The junior Bachchan said that it was a challenge to play the same character thrice as he had to add new elements to it. "The challenge is how do you repackage that same character and make interesting. You can’t allow the audiences to say ‘Oh we have seen this earlier’, said Abhishek.

Let's Play Holi with Bollywood Songs!

From ‘Rang Barse’ to ‘Holi ke din dil mil jaate hain’- Bollywood and Holi have remained inseparable from time immemorial. The festival is a convenient backdrop for a whole range of dramatic moments - romance, erotica, pathos, and even violence. Holi is definitely incomplete without its traditional mouth watering delicacies and popular Bollywood Holi songs. Bollywood has captured different shades and moods of this colourful festival through a large number of songs produced in the industry over the years. Here we bring some songs for you right from the heart of the tinsel town that has been celebrating the festival of Holi for decades now. 

Recalling few most famous Holi songs, the tune that first strikes our mind is Amitabh Bachchan's 'Rang Barse' from the film Silsila, that still makes us dance with the dhol beats and singing aloud with the crazy crowd around. This is one song that truly has all the essences to set your Holi ablaze. 

Sholay's 'Holi Ke Din Rang' song captures our mind with how love bloomed between the real life lovers Dharmendra and Hema Malini. This colourful song makes us groove and dance with loads of entertainment and joy.

 Big B's another very popular Holi song that makes this festive season complete is 'Holi Khele Raghuveera' from the film Baghban. 

Arey jare hat natkhat' comes from the film Navrang is yet another unforgettable song that rekindles our minds with actress Sandhna's inimitable dance steps where she played the role of both the male and female. 

'Jai jai Shiv Shankar' from Aap Ki Kasam is one of the intoxicating track that still makes us groove to get along with the bhaang hangover during Holi. 

Darr- Ang Se Ang Lagana Sajan The festival is incomplete without this song. In this song obsessed lover Shah Rukh Khan tries to smear gulaal on Juhi Chawla's face.

Mohabbatein- Soni Soni Ankhiyon Wali

Ruling the hearts of youngsters, this Holi song has all the elements of masti and unabashed flirting under the influence of bhang.

Waqt- Do Me A Favour Let's Play Holi
Picturised on the hot Couple Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. The song is full of excitement and is still played during the festival.

Action Replay- Chan Ka Mohalla
We can't miss this song. Though the song is picturised on Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in 70's style,  dancing and searching for her lover, it brings out the spark and magic when played at the festival

So whats your fav holi song? Let us know .Play dry and eco friendly holi and  Enjoy with full zest . Here's wishing you a Super Happy Holi!

March 25, 2013

John all gaga over his co-star Nargis

John Abraham doesn't come under the category of those actors who go all out to promote their co-stars. But insiders insist that things seemed to have changed these days, as the actor is busy recommending Nargis Fakhri to each and every filmmaker. Reportedly, John is rather impressed by her dedication to her work. He also feels that her performance in their film, Madras Cafe, will give her career a new lease of life. hmm...Interesting..

Input : Filmfare

Natural wonder – Green tea

Green tea has increasingly become a very popular drink worldwide because of its immensely powerful health benefits. It is extraordinarily amazing what green tea can do for your health. And if you’re not drinking three to four cups of green tea today, you’re definitely not doing your health a big favor. Here are the reasons why you should start drinking green tea right now:

  • Prevents Heart Disease and Cancer – To protect your heart, have green tea on regular basis. It improves the health of the blood cells lining the blood vessels and also helps in lowering one’s risk of heart disease. It also protects against various cancers.  Green tea extract is reported to induce cancer cell death and starve tumors by curbing the growth of new blood vessels that feed them.
  •  Keeps Diabetes in Check - Green tea is great for people suffering from Diabetes. It can do wonders as it helps to regulate glucose levels showing the rise of blood sugar. It triggers and stimulates insulin levels. Presence of polyphenols and polysaccharides in Green tea helps lower blood sugar level.
  • Protects Skin – Antioxidant in Green tea protects the skin from the harmful effects of the free radicals in the body. It protects skin from sun’s UV rays and also helps fight skin cancer.Using green tea extracts along with sunscreen provides greatest level of sun protection.
  • Reduces Risk of Arthritis – Green Tea can help prevent and reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. It’s a great benefit for health as it protects the cartilage by blocking the enzymes that destroys cartilage.
  • Strengthen Bones – There is enough evidence in the recent research that says green tea can help boost bone health. The key to this is the high fluoride content found in it. It helps to keep your bone strong and preserve the bone density, thus lower your fracture risk.
  • Prevents Obesity- Green Tea prevents obesity by stopping the movement of glucose in fat cells. If you exercise regularly, follow healthy diet and drink green tea, its unlikely you will be obese. Green tea also helps cut down those extra inches, as they increase the rate of calorie burning by the body.
  • Prevents Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s -Polyphenols in green tea may help maintain the parts of the brain that regulate memory and learning. It is used to treat neurological diseases. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, regular consumption of green tea in preventing them or reduces the process.
  • Boosts Exercise Endurance – Antioxidants present in green tea extracts increases body’s ability to burn fat and improve muscle endurance. It also enhances energy levels ad boosts your metabolism. It has moderate amount of caffeine, lots of beneficial antioxidants and phytochemicals, all of which helps in increasing energy level.
  • Anti-Ageing Benefits–It prevents skin damage and wrinkling. Free radicals react with healthy cells in the body causing the damage, but consumption of green tea helps lower this number which in turn helps reduce wrinkles and signs of ageing. Due to its high level of antioxidants content, it is sought to slow down the process of premature ageing.
  • Keeps Oral Health intact – Green tea destroys bacteria and viruses that feed on sugar in foods and cause many dental diseases. It also slows the growth of the bacteria that leads to bad breath. Drinking green tea regularly can lead to healthy mouth.

Colorful Cooking!

Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk (Sobji Malaikari)

One of the hardest things to get my daughter to eat is vegetables. . But as a mom I always try to make her realize how healthy and she should eat but I guess it doesn’t work. Still I am struggling to make her convince. In this situation what I do, I keep stuffing cooked vegetables in parathas or bread. The other day I made veg mcmuffin which she liked.
 So here I am sharing one more veg curry it is good in look and tasty too. And more over my daughter eat it without any hanky panky . Thank god!  Malai Curry is a classic Bengali dish and is ususaly we make with prawns. I cooked with a variety of mixed vegetables with coconut milk. This dish is colorful  full of nutrition, lightly spicy.
Mix vegetables curry is easy to prepare and is a great companion served with hot rice. The mix veg curry is prepared with potatoes, carrot,  brocolli, beans or peas, red , Red, yellow and green bell peppers  to make the dish more colorful .The combinations of different colors in a dish can make a big impact.

To prepare this mix vegetable curry, firstly par boiled all chopped vegetables and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add the sugar.
  • As soon as it caramelizes, add whole cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  • The aroma of the spices will come forth.
  • Immediately, add onion paste and ginger paste.
  • Fry well until oil leaves the sides and the paste is brown in color.
  • Add turmeric, red chilli powder, tomato puree and salt. Add a little bit of water too.
  • When the masala seems done, add the half boiled vegetables and mix well.
  • Add the coconut milk and bring it to boil.
  • Cook the gravy for about 10 minutes in low flame.
  • Serve hot with rice.


Aashiqui 2 Tum Hi Ho Song | Music By Mithoon

Mahesh Bhatt had directed 1990 romantic musical hit Aashiqui, with two new faces - Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal in the lead roles. Once again Aashiqui 2 is back with Aaditya Roy Kapoor and Shardhha Kapoor. It’s a musical love story revolves around the two lovers who struggles to get their love for forever, the movie has so twisted story with 10 love songs .

Watch the first video song "Tum Hi Ho" of "Aashiqui 2", a movie produced by T-Series Films & Vishesh Films Can Aashiqui 2 create the same magic as the movie did that time? Well time will say.

Song: Tum Hi Ho
Movie: Aashiqui 2
Singer: Arijit Singh
Music: Mithoon
Producer: Bhushan Kumar Krishan Kumar 
Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
Director: Mohit Suri
Music Label: T-Series

The Girl Next Door- Rani Mukherji

May be Rani cant be considered as a mesmerizing beauty of B town but her bubbly, sweet look always attracted us. She is always very close to our heart with her million dollar smile . And as summer is approaching we love her sweet easy look . It's casual and fresh.. Whats your say?

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This week release - Himmatwala

Movie Summery : An honest temple priest takes on more than he can handle when he bears witness to a murder and gives evidence in a court of law against a powerful landlord in his village. The landlord bribes his way to freedom and engineers a ploy to ruin the priests reputation and his status among his peers in the village. Ashamed of his tarnished reputation the priest commits suicide,and leaves his wife and young children to face the atrocities of the evil landlord. The son flees the village and travels to Mumbai to make a life, but returns years later to avenge the shame caused to his family.


 Sajid Khan


 Ajay DevgnTamanna BhatiaParesh Rawal 

Style quotient - Deepika Padukone as cover girl

She's got the nation drooling and hearts racing. Glam doll Deepika Padukone - as Cover Girl is today's Style quotient . Envy of a million ladies and desire of a million men, she is the perfect epitome of beauty, good health and fitness. You long for a body that resembles her perfect, hour-glass figure, and  flawless, glowing skin she is gifted with.Be it jump-suits or palazzo pants, or long gown, may be sari , retro or trendy or classic what ever she carries all with full confidence. She shows how to rock with the latest trend as well as classic one. She is also one of the few A-list Bollywood celebrities who doesn't stick to setting her hair loose with every outfit. She looks good in a ponytail or in short hair.

Karan Johar set to focus on kids now

In recent times, apart from Taare Zameen Par, Stanley Ka Dabba and Chillar Party, few have made a mark in the genre. Maybe that is why, Karan Johar has decided to take up the challenge with his next. Dharma Productions is coming up with a kid’s movie, directed by debutante Sonam Nair.

This is the first time that Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions is coming up with an out and out kids-only movie: completely another genre from the usual one, Gippi. Directed by first time director Sonam Nair – who assisted Ayan Mukherjee on Wake up Sid – the film is going to be hatke and surely interesting to watch out for. Based on an overweight child who hates dieting, this story will surely ring a bell with today’s youngsters.

Since this film doesn’t feature any big star, Arjun was roped in to shoot a special promo. Having been an obese kid himself, the Ishaqzaade star seemed to be the obvious choice for the teaser. Most of the shoot for the film was done in the scenic locales of Simla, while some portions are now being completed in Mumbai. 
The movie is set to release on May 10.

Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi reunite for 'Ghanchakkar'

Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi are to reunite on the Bollywood heist film GhanchakkarAamir and No One Killed Jessica filmmaker Raj Kumar Gupta revealed about the characters of his upcoming release.

"Sanjay Athray [Hashmi] is a vault breaker who has taken voluntary early retirement from his profession. His current behaviour is completely like that of an elderly retired person. He attends to his small garden early in the warning, watches TV most of the day and sips quality wine at night," explained Gupta.

"Sanju's demeanor changes after he comes out of his 'retirement' to be part of a heist with some other conmen who knew an ex-partner of his. Sanju is entrusted with the loot and he forgets where it is kept."

Hashmi and Balan last shared screen space in the commercially successful Silk Smitha biopic The Dirty Picture.

Describing Balan's character, Gupta revealed: "It would be rather difficult to guess from her clothes that Neetu is a regular reader of Vogue, which she buys from the neighbourhood newspaper stand. "It would also be difficult to guess from the taste of the dishes she makes that Neetu is very fond of cooking. And it is even more difficult to guess from her sweet demeanour that a fire-brand Punjabi lies trapped inside."

The first trailer for the movie is expected to be shown alongside Himmatwala (releasing on March 29). Ghanchakkar is due to release June 21.

Satyajit Ray: Shakespeare Wallah (1965)

While many know Satyajit Ray as a director, most famously for his Apu Trilogy, The legend also gained same acclaim as a composer with Wes Anderson's 2007 film Darjeeling Limited. The soundtrack for the film holds five compositions of his. One of the tracks featured on Darjeeling Limited's soundtrack called "The Desert Ballroom", the shortest track on the record, is originally from the 1965 film Shakespeare Wallah.

The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face of India as the old is replaced by the new, Maharajas become hotel owners, sports become more important than culture and the theater is replaced by Bolliwood movies. Based on the travels of Geoffrey Kendal with his daughter Felicity Kendal

Music given by Ray is mostly an instrumental. Ray uses leitmotif (A melodic passage or phrase) the classical western method of musical theme associated to a person, situation or other which in turn is used several times throughout the film. He also incorporates and mixes both western with traditional Indian music and instruments. The only actual "song" on the record is "Manjula's song". It is the only one with vocals, and is inspired by folk music as well as commercial Indian soundtracks or filmy music with its dreamlike qualities. 

Overall, the album is melancholic and atmospheric, sometimes emotionally and sometimes to be used to describe the little unique universe in which all these characters are living in.

Input : Stella

Good Morning!

Chashme Baddoor: Early Morning

Enjoy this sweet track from the upcoming comedy, Chashme Baddoor...

March 24, 2013

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - Official Trailer | Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - Official Trailer | Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone

It's time to let down your hair, wash off that frown, pull up your sleeves and celebrate love! There is nothing more enjoyable than reuniting with friends and making merry, rebinding the threads of friendship and camaraderie. After all, one cannot be wise and old without being young and crazy!

Here's bringing to you the trailer of 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani', a film by Ayan Mukerji.

Directed By: Ayan Mukerji
Produced By: Dharma Productions
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone & Kalki Koechlin

The Hero - Nayak- A film by Legend Satyajit Ray

Though I dont have section for Bengali Movie but couldn't resist to share this one . Taken from Satyajit Ray the man who takes indian cinema to the international level.'s Photos · Satyajit Ray the man who takes indian cinema to the international level.'s Page

An old school review -
Primarily known in the west for his magnificent Apu Trilogy, Satyajit Ray continually reached deep into the heart of his native India to craft unsurpassed visual poems depicting India's transition from traditional ways into the twentieth century. He also paints a number of cinematic portraits of contemporary Indian life-many difficult to locate works that are now beginning to trickle into the U.S. via DVD release. Such is the case for Nayak: the Hero, a lesser-known work that was a 1966 Berlin Film Festival winner.

Taking a page from Hitchcock, Ray encloses his characters inside a speeding train bound for Delhi, but this road trip plays strictly as character study (with a nod towards social commentary) rather than mystery thriller. Anyone expecting plot twists and action are certain to find this disappointing, but those people aren't likely to be checking out any of Ray's canon. Without much happening aboard the train and relying heavily on dialogue, Nayak explores the Bengali film industry primarily through a successful but self-doubting movie star idol. Through his mid-life crisis and self-examination we also glimpse the challenges that face Bollywood itself: its lightweight escapist fare, commercial emphasis, and corrupt business practices.

Arindam (played with relish by real-life Bengali romantic lead Uttam Kumar) famously lives an indulgent life of adulation-his every move chronicled by the tabloid press. Currently the subject of notable gossip for a drunken barroom assault, he decides to board a train as a regular passenger to accept an award in Delhi. Most of his fellow passengers are avid fans, staring at him excitedly and seeking his autograph; however, the only passenger that intrigues him is strangely indifferent to his stardom. She rarely watches any of his movies since she finds them trite and hopelessly unrealistic. This is Aditi (Sharmila Tagore), a journalist who seeks an interview for her obscure independent magazine.

Initially, Arindam glibly remains superficial, saying that she would cover the same ground that can already be gleaned from numerous other publications. In actuality, Arindam thinly disguises his vulnerability. He have grave doubts about his latest film and the direction his career is taking, and he fears that the more personal account that Aditi seeks would damage his fan base.

However, a change of heart must take place, or there is no movie. Arindam has a disturbing dream about sinking in a quicksand of money while his original theatrical mentor is unable to rescue him. Hardly subtle, Aridam seeks Aditi out to "interpret" his dream and uncharacteristically opens up to reveal details about his life and career that he's never expressed before. A second dream is even more disturbing and causes the matinee idol to reveal even more personal details in a drunken state.

Secondary characters and subplots sketch in cursory criticism of the Bengali film industry, primarily through an unscrupulous advertiser who "pimps" his wife to an unscrupulous wealthy businessman to seal a deal. His wife agrees on the condition that her husband contact Arindam and grant permission for her to act in an upcoming movie. A number of scenes with other minor characters and larger crowd scenes demonstrate the superficial whimsy of moviefandom.

But the central core of the film revolves around Aridam and his developing platonic relationship with Aditi. Both Kumar and Tagore elevate the simplistic script and the routine camera pans above their literal level with sensitive and subtle touches. They show great range that goes far beyond the obvious physical changes-from attractive young woman to serious intellectual by donning eyeglasses, or from smug, confident celebrity to vulnerable drunk. Without resorting to a cheap sexual encounter, Ray deftly guides the pair through a sensitive restrained relationship that is quite poignant, making this relatively obscure film a worthy Netflix rental.

How Gauri coped with Shahrukh-Priyanka’s alleged relationship

Priyanka Chopra & SRK
Early last year, buzz was that Shahrukh Khan was giving special treatment to PeeCee, over other actresses. Apparently, the actor was recommending her to producers, etc. At that time, Gauri chose to ignore the controversy, tagging it as a mere professional relationship. But slowly, PC became a regular visitor at Mannat (That’s where SRK and Gauri reside), making casual visits and attending house parties.Shahrukh-Priyanka’s alleged relationship is a hot and spicy topic of discussion in B-town. While some say Ms Chopra is simply using SRK’s name to climb the success ladder, others are busy sympathizing with Gauri Khan. One of the most ridiculous rumor that was doing rounds recently was, the alleged couple have secretly tied the knot. OMG! We wonder how Gauri must have digested it. Anyway, now it seems like the first lady of Bollywood – Gauri Khan is coping up with the entire PC-SRK episode.

Back then, the slightly insecure Gauri did make efforts to extend PC a warm hand.
According to a source, “Shah Rukh had kept a party for a select few at Mannat after his return from Berlin from the Don 2 schedule. Priyanka was invited as well. She turned up late, and surprisingly spent most of the time chatting with Gauri. Every one including KJo was stumped with this new bonding.”Interestingly, Gauri also asked her close friends to shut up when they warned her of Priyanka’s ways.

SRK & Priyanka Chopra

Soon Shahrukh-Priyanka started hosting award shows together, travelling for film festivals and even trying to get themselves brand endorsements as a pair. This behavior of the two started to add fuel to the fire and Gauri started to have mood swings. Says a source,“There were days when she would roam around the house wearing dark glasses and only come out to see her kids off to school. She wasn’t taking it too well and it was quite apparent. The only support she had during this time was her BFF Sussane Roshan who perhaps took a leaf out of her own book (Hrithik’s torrid affair with Barbara Mori) offering solace to her friend.”

Priyanka & Sharukh-Khan
Matters worsened when PeeCee stopped getting invited to parties, but would later be invited on SRK’s request. Even Karan Johar, who was then at loggerheads with Priyanka, had to swallow his pride and invite Priyanka Chopra to his birthday bash.

An eye witness who attended the bash reveals, “Shah Rukh played the perfect host for Priyanka. The moment she walked in, he jumped over the couch, received her with a kiss on her cheek and went around introducing her to everyone in the room. All this happened in front of Gauri who was left standing in a corner clutching her glass of a non alcoholic drink. After returning home, the couple had a huge show down where the two gave each other ultimatums. Gauri was clear that she didn’t want her husband working with Priyanka. Shah Rukh on the other hand brushed the warning off and continued to court Chopra.”
Gauri and SRK
Realizing that her negativity was spoiling things even more, Gauri finally decided to let go of the situation. It was pretty obvious at a recent event when Gauri made a solo appearance, dressed to kill. She was seen talking to almost everyone at the party, flashing (or may be faking) a big broad smile. An insider revealed, “Gauri feels like a new person. She has turned to reading, meditation, taken a spiritual path. Her insecurity about losing her husband is nowhere to be seen and those who have met her recently only talk about how she is glowing and radiating happiness.”

Whatever be the case, we truly wish the best for the Khan khandaan.


Serial Kisser Emraan Hashmi tuns 34!

He got his real break with Murder, where he played the role of a sexy Casanova. The romantic thriller catapulted Emraan to the league of some of the successful actors in the industry, and over the years, the actor has been able to take himself and his acting higher up the performance ladder. This film also earned Emraan the tag of " The Serial Kisser". When he stepped into the film industry with an unimpressive debut in Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Footpath’, little did he know that he would soon be the proud owner of this tag. Another thing got Emraan’s career working really well – a majority of his films had hit music, irrespective of whether they worked at the box-office or not.  

Besides his casanova role ,  Emraan also tried his acting ability, doing a wide variety of roles in his films. Take for example Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, or Shanhghai, where Emraan played the role of Mumbai’s reigning gangster and for the later he played as a journalist. 
A doting father Emraan goes on with celebrating this very special birthday of his with his infant son Ayaan, who was born last year…

Happy Birthday Emraan!