Who is Freida Pinto? What is Freida Pinto’s Age?

Slumdog Millionaire became an instant hit, and well it deserved to be! And then two names, unheard of until the movie’s release, gained popularity - Freida Pinto and Dev Patel. The term “Who is Freida Pinto” has 9200000 search results on Google as on today. Not just that, people across the world want to know Freida Pinto’s age. Well then, here’s the info you were looking for:

Freida Pinto’s age: 25 years (birth date 18th October 18, 1984)
Is Freida dating Dev Patel? Looks like with this article.
Freida’s house: In Malad, Mumbai (well, quite close from my house)
Freida Pinto’s ads: DeBeers, Skoda Auto, L'Oreal, Wrigley's Chewing Gum, Airtel, Hutch (Vodafone)
Freida’s upcoming films: Miral, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

Chopra Helps Chopra: Can Priyanka help Uday?

Mera naam hai Priyanka, Priyanka Chopra!

Looks like this is what Piggy Chops might have said while trying to boost Uday Chopra’s career.

Aakhir ek Chopra hi doosre Chopra ke kaam aayegi… ya nahi aa paayegi ;)

So the duo is appearing together in Pyaar Impossible… no points for guessing why the movie is named so. I have this feeling that the movie will do just okay. And while there’s buzz that Priyanka is risking her career for Uday’s sake, I don’t think so. She has established herself as a talented actress and a not-yet-successful co-star definitely can’t ruin it.

Will Priyanka’s presence boost Uday’s career? Well, her presence will surely attract more audience. But then, Uday’s career will depend on how he performs in the movie. So if he does do well, we should give him the credit! Well, let’s wait and watch.

Pyaar Impossible Release Date: 8 January 2010

Zoobi Doobi – The making of the 3 Idiots song

The Zoobi Doobi song from the film 3 Idiots is good fun to hear and watch. I happened to watch the making of the Zoobi Doobi song and couldn’t resist sharing the video with you. Aamir and Kareena share a cool chemistry on the sets of 3 Idiots and perhaps that makes the song all the more exciting and bubby! Check it out here:

Who is Shraddha Kapoor, Bollywood newbie demanding Rs 1 crore?

I read the news about a Bollywood newbie Shraddha Kapoor demanding Rs 1 crore to act in Mahesh Bhatt camp’s new film Colors. Now that I had not heard about her until the news broke, I really wanted to know who this Shraddha Kapoor is.

Research on the Bollywood’s latest actress revealed that she has already been a part of the film Teen Patti (release date 12th February, 2010) starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, R. Madhavan, Raima Sen.

Further research on the actress revealed that Shraddha Kapoor is Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi’s daughter. Aaaooo… interesting! By the way, Shivangi is the fine actress Padmini Kolhapure’s elder sister. And then Shakti Kapoor’s acting skills are undoubtedly unmatched. Now let’s see if Shraddha Kapoor will make her family proud. Her demands do show the actress is confident about her acting skills.

Shraddha Kapoor’s age: 20 years (birth date - 3 March 1989)

Paa release date

Paa, the much awaited Hindi movie starring Amitabh Bachchan as Abhishek Bachchan's son, is slated to realease on 4th December 2009.

I am really looking forward to the film, just waiting for the reviews. The premiere of Paa was a great affair on 3rd December with the who's who of Bollywood attending event at IMAX Wadala in Mumbai.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Pregnant? Heavy Weight Rumor!

Aishwarya Rai rubbished the recent rumors that she is pregnant. She clarified that the rumors might have started after her latest Lux advertisement with husband Abhishek Bachchan in which the couple says, “Ek khush khabri hai”.

Well, what can the helpless media do? They need to have / create some gossip to survive. So when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had put on some weight, they assumed she is pregnant!

If a Bollywood actress gains weights before marriage, people criticize her tummy.
But when a newly married actress gains weight, they say she’s gonna be a mummy!
But we must admit, Aishwarya looks gorgeous and glowing with that extra little weight!

Will Aishwarya, Jaya star in Maa?

I love the idea of Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan starring in Paa in a rare father-son, son-father style. I cannot wait to watch the movie now, especially after I went through the film's website. But now that it's all in the family, imagine what Jayaji and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might plan for the next Women's Day:
A mother-daughter, daughter-mother film Maa!

Well, Maa might turn out as a super hit at box office. But I wonder if Aishwarya will carry Jayaji on her back the way Abhishek Bachchan is carrying Amitabh Bachchan for Paa. Though one thing is certain, Jaya Bachchan will have an advantage for not being as tall as Mr Amitabh. And then, she is such a fine actress!

And what could be next? Maata-Pita with all Big B, Jayaji, Abhishek and Aishwarya starring in the same film! Wow, now let's see who manages to cast the entire and the most-admired family in a film. Trust me, no one would want to miss it!

PS: This is my imagination running wild. Please don't take it seriously. In case you are a filmmaker and after reading this idea, you plan to actually make a film called Maa with Aishwarya and Jaya Bachchan, do give me the credit ;)

Katrina Kaif - Age No Bar

She is the most happening Bollywood actresses today. She is pretty and acts really well. We loved her in Namastey London, Race, New York and now in Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani. In her latest movie Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, she surprises us with her amazing acting skills proving yet again that she is beauty with talent. Katrina and Ranbir Kapoor share an excellent onscreen chemistry.

But did you know Katrina Kaif's real age? Well, Katrina is just 25 years old! Yes, the Bollywood beauty was born 16 July 1984.

Kat started her modeling career when she was only fourteen years old. And then in 2003, she got her first Bollywood break in the film Boom. And since then, there has been no looking back. She has starred with Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Akshay Khanna, John Abraham and Ranbir Kapoor. Her upcoming movies are De Dana Dan and Rajneeti.

Can't believe Katrina Kaif has achieved so much in such little time, at such young age!

Mel Gibson might repent not drinking Complan

Call it the height of catching your attention but I could not resist the Complan bit. All right, I doubt if Mel Gibson might have even heard of Complan. But the fact is he is denied the role of James Bond in the next 007 movie because he is not tall enough!

Yes, the heartthrob of many across the world is all of 5' 9" (1.75 m). So legendary 007 producer Cubby Broccoli turned Gibson down as he is clear that Bond has to be tall.

Another observation: Broccoli will do you good only if you have Complan!

PS / Disclaimer: Complan guys aren't paying me to write this ;)

What does Guzaarish mean?

Guzaarish is an Urdu word. The meaning of Guzaarish in English is Request. In Hindi Guzaarish means Nivedan.

Guzaarish is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film's name. The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

10 Flowery movie name ideas inspired by the movie Gulab Gang

First Chameli ki Shaadi, then Chameli, then Gulab Gang! What could be the names of the movies in the future? Here’s a list of 10 funny movie name ideas inspired by flowers and the movie name Gulab Gang (starring Raveena Tandon, Tabu and Shahana Goswami):

1. Champa Akeli
2. Chaman Chindi
3. Raat Rani, Din Naukrani
4. 100 Mogre
5. Surajmukhi Chautala
6. Gali Ka Genda, Dil Mera Lenda (GKGDML)
7. Bela Aur Albela
8. Katch Kamal If You Can
9. Jack, Jill and Juhi
10. Mrs and Mrs Shevanti

Using / selling these names for an upcoming movie is subject to my approval.

Click here for more funny movie names based on body parts.

Who is Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty’s Fiancé?

Shilpa Shetty has got engaged to Raj Kundra. We would like to congratulate the Bollywood damsel on her engagement.

Well, many hearts are broken and one question is lingering in the minds of Shilpa Shetty’s fans - Who is Raj Kundra?

Well, take it easy guys. Here’s all you want to know about Shilpa Shetty’s Fiancé (The information is sourced from various websites across the internet):

  • Raj Kundra is London based millionaire. He is the CEO of London based company UK Tradecorp. He began his career at the age of 21. He started R K Collections Ltd that imports luxury and fashion garments for London fashion houses. He also owns a film distribution company called Velocity Entertainments Ltd.
  • Raj Kundra ex-wife’s name is Kavita Kundra and they have one daughter. Kavita Kundra blames Shilpa Shetty as their cause for divorce though Raj refutes the claim saying that they had decided to separate before he met Shilpa.
  • Raj Kundra had met Shilpa for the first time regarding the launch of a perfume.
  • Apparently, Shilpa and Raj are going around for the last two years.

Raj Kundra’s age - 29 years
Shilpa Shetty’s age – 34 years (Birth date – June 8, 1975)

Aladin Movie Official Website

Heres' the official website URL of Amitabh Bachchan and Ritesh Deshmukh's film Aladin -http://aladin.erosentertainment.com

Aladin (2009) movie release date

Amitabh Bachchan and Ritesh Deshmukh's much awaited film Aladin will release on 23rd October 2009. The trailers of the fantasy movie Aladin (2009) make me believe that the movie will do good. Let's wait and watch Aladin.

Ranbir Kapoor's Interview

Ranbir Kapoor is now the brand ambassador of Panasonic's Viera range of products. In this interview, Ranbir talks about his latest project and his films Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani.

Kaminey Movie Review by critic Joginder Tuteja

Kaminey has received a 4-star rating by film critic Joginder Tuteja. He aptly says that the film stamps Shahid Kapoor's name in the list of top Bollywood performers.

Kaminey Movie Tickets - Are They Available?

Kaminey, ab tak yeh movie nahi dekhi?

Alright, I understand when my friends say this to me. I agree it's not very cool that I haven't watched Kaminey yet. It’s been a hectic schedule these days. But I finally plan to catch the Bollywood movie tonight.

I am sure Kaminey is not sleep inducing… at least the reviews of the movie guarantee that. And then there’s Shahid too! Hoping to get the movie tickets for a show tonight. Cinemax has better seating, Fame and Big Cinemas are okay. Let’s see where I reach!

Will review the movie tomorrow.

Funny Hindi Movie Names Ideas

I heard there’s a new Hindi movie by the name Pankh… meaning wings! May be the film really revolves around wings… okay I know it doesn’t. Maybe the film’s title is abstract… freedom from something etc. But seriously, Pankh made me think.

I browsed through the internet for Hindi movie titles based on names of body parts (human / animal) and this is what I found (along with literal meanings):

AANKHEN meaning Eyes
BAWRE NAIN meaning Crazy Eyes
DO AANKHEN BARA HATH meaning Two Eyes 12 Hands
DIL meaning Heart
DIL BHI TERA HUM BHI TERE meaning Heart Also Yours, Me Also Yours
DIL DEKE DEKHO meaning Give Heart And Then See (won’t u die after giving away your heart...)
DIL DIYA DARD LIYA meaning I Gave Heart And Took Pain (again, won’t u die after giving away your heart...)
DIL EK MANDIR meaning Heart Is A Temple
DIL HAI KI MAANTA NAHI meaning Heart Is Not Agreeing
DIL HI TO HAI meaning It’s Just A Heart
DIL-E-NADAN meaning Innocent Heart
DILWALE meaning Those With Heart
HAATH KI SAFAI meaning Cleaning Of Hands (actual meaning theft)
PANKH meaning Wings
PHIR WOHI DIL LAAYA HOON meaning I Have Brought The Same Heart Again

Sometimes I feel that the filmmakers really need to work on the film names. No offence to these movies though coz most of them, especially the old ones, really had a very appropriate title. Still… Pankh made me think. So I have come up with some funny movie name ideas to help out the filmmakers obsessed with movie titles based on body parts. Here’s a list:


Psst… At least give me the credit if you steal these names… oops I mean ‘get inspired’!

For more serious film title ideas… just leave me a message!

Vodafone Tuesdays Offers on Movie Tickets in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai

If you are planning to watch a movie and it happens to be a Tuesday, you might just be lucky. Vodafone Tuesdays offers a cool Buy 1 Get 1 Free scheme on movie tickets on Tuesdays.

All right, the movie ticket scheme is not valid at all the theatres for all the shows. But you never know if the offer is valid at a multiplex near you for a movie you really want to watch. All you need to do is log on to the Vodafone website. And if you belong to the lazy category that would rather pay more instead of finding a link on the internet, let me make things easier for you. Click here for the Vodafone Tuesdays movie ticket offers in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Enjoy!

Imran Khan Interview Video - Bollywood Actor Imran Khan

Bollywood actor Imran Khan, nephew of Aamir Khan, talks about his movies.

Courtesy: myPOPKORN, Lehren

Recession ki Deewar

Some people - Mere paas buildingein hain, property hai, bank balance hai, bangla hai, gaadi hai… tumhare paas kya hai?

Annu - Mere paas JOB hai!

Nilu Phule, Marathi actor, dies at the age of 80

Nilu Phule, veteran Marathi film and stage actor passed away on 13th July 2009. One of the finest Marathi actors, Nilu Phule succumbed to cancer of the oesophagus.

A versatile artiste, Phule had acted in around 130 films, including some Hindi movies, and a number of Marathi plays.

I remember watching few of his movies as a child... the days when we relied on Doordarshan for our entertainment dose. He left a lasting impression with his inimitable style and strong presence in every movie he was a part of. His movie scenes and dialogues are simply superb. Check out this video.

This demise is a huge loss to the Marathi film industry and theatre. I offer my condolences to Nilu Phule’s family.

Abhishek Bachchan – Amitabh Bachchan: Who’s the father in Pa?

News about Abhishek Bachchan playing Amitabh Bachchan’s father in the upcoming movie Pa are pouring in. I wonder how, but then if it’s true, it’s gonna be an interesting watch. Let’s wait and watch.
Source: Indian Express

Feroz Khan passes away at the age of 70

Bollywood actor and filmmaker Feroz Khan passed away late on Sunday April 26, 2009, at his farmhouse in Bangalore.

Feroz Khan passed away battling cancer at the age of 70.

Feroz Khan was born on September 25, 1939 in Bangalore. He made his debut in 1960 with the Hindi movie Didi.

The Bollywood actor's popular movies include:

Feroz Khan - last tributes.

I offer my heartfelt condolences to Feroz Khan's family.

Firaaq Meaning

Firaaq movie is releasing today (March 20, 2009). Now many people I know are wondering what is the meaning of Firaaq.

Well friends, fikar not (don’t worry), main hoon na!

The meaning of Firaaq is separation.

Celebrity birthdays in March

Celebrity birthdays in March:

7th March - Anupam Kher
8th March - Fardeen Khan
14th March - Aamir Khan
15th March – Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli
18th March - Alisha Chinai, Shashi Kapoor
20th March - Alka Yagnik, Akshay Khanna
21st March - Rani Mukherjee
23rd March - Kangana Ranaut
26th March - Madhoo

Vikas Swarup's Book Q&A - Slumdog Millionaire's Foundation

As I look at life - Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli: Vikas Swarup's Book Q&A - Slumdog Millionaire's Foundation:
Slumdog Millionaire - Based on book Q&A written by Indian author Vikas Swarup.

It’s true I haven’t read the novel Q&A. I want to. I will. But I’ve watched the movie. And what a movie! Can’t watch it again because while it’s an amazing piece of work, while it’s a genius of a concept, while it shows us the reality… it makes me feel sad, really sad.

My mother in law wants to know about the movie, she woke up early in the morning to catch up with Slumdog Millionaire winning awards, but yet, she refuses to watch it. She can’t see little children suffer. No one can. Wonder how some inhumane ‘human beings’ can do such evil deeds as showcased in the film or I would rather say brought to the world’s knowledge by the author Vikas Swarup.

While the movie is winning praise all over, somehow I feel a gap. We hear all names – Danny Boyle, A R Rahman, Anil Kapoor, Gulzar, Loveleen Tandan, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan… truly deserving! But somehow Vikas Swarup’s name is not echoed a lot. Wonder why in the acceptance speeches, people don’t mention the writer’s name! Come on, how would you have made / thought of the movie if you hadn’t read the story in the Q&A book?

Let’s take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Vikas Swarup without whom the movie wouldn’t have been thought about!"

Slumdog Millionaire Wins Best Film at Oscar Awards

After 7 impressive wins, Slumdog Millionaire won the eighth award - Best Picture / Film at Oscars! Truly deserving! Congrats Slumdog team!

Watch the Oscar News Video here

A R Rahman OSCAR 2009 Speech - Best Original Score

Love to watch him deliver this speech at the Oscars! A very modest Rahman politely thanks God in Tamil "yella pugalum iraivanukke" (meaning God is great), his mother (Mere paas ma hai) and the team of Slumdog Millionaire.

Smile Pinky - Oscar - Best Short Documentary

Smile Pinky Wins Oscar for Best Short Documentary - myPOPKORN: "Made in India documentary film ‘Smile Pinky' won an Oscar at the 81st Academy Award ceremony held in Los Angeles on February 22.

The film, nominated along with four others, stood victorious in the best short documentary category.

The 39-minute documentary is directed by American director Megan Mylan."

Watch the Oscar news video on myPOPKORN.com

OSCAR.com - 81st Annual Academy Awards - Winners

Find OSCAR.com - 81st Annual Academy Awards - Winners for the following categories:
"Actor in a Leading Role
Actor in a Supporting Role
Actress in a Leading Role
Actress in a Supporting Role
Animated Feature Film
Art Direction
Costume Design
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short
Film Editing
Foreign Language Film
Music (Score)
Music (Song)
Best Picture
Short Film (Animated)
Short Film (Live Action)
Sound Editing
Sound Mixing
Visual Effects
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Writing (Original Screenplay)"

Courtesy - Oscar Awards website

Slumdog Millionaire Wins Oscars

Apna Slumdog Millionaire has won eight Oscar awards - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Film Editing, Original Score and Original Song.

Kudos to A R Rahman who bagged 2 of these Oscars for Best Original Music Score and Original Song!

Here's the Oscar website - http://www.oscar.com/oscarnight/winners

A R Rahman Won 2 Oscars!

A R Rahman won 2 Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire - Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song. Congratulations and Jai Ho Rahman!

Whenever an Indian / Indian movie gets nominated for the coveted Oscar Awards, there's enough anticipation - will we get it or not. But this once, everyone was sure that Rahman will make it! And with two statuettes, he has made us all confident for the next Oscars. The inspiration and example that he has set is beyond description. Somehow each one of us, especially in the film industry, is dreaming -"One day I want to win an Oscar and make my country proud"!

I just wish I could meet Rahman in person and congratulate him. Best I can do is use this blogging platform to say "Congratulations Rahman"!

Read the entire news and watch the video of Rahman's Oscar speech and Jai Ho Song on myPOPKORN.com

Do share the spirit and congratulate the music maestro here!

Rahman's Oscar Speech:
"I have nothing but my mother and she is there with me. I thank her for making me coming all this way with her blessings."

What does Dafatan Mean in Dil Gira Kahin Par Dafatan Song

We wondered and wondered what does Dafatan mean. Finally, Mrinal did find out the meaning of Dafatan.

Dafatan means all of a sudden!

Dil gira kahin par dafatan means my heart fell somewhere all of a sudden.

Lovely lyrics!

Katrina Kaif and John Abraham Have a Secret

Our Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif and hearthrob John Abraham seem to have a secret. Don't get ideas! The Bollywood hotties are apparently signed for Jewel of India, the upcoming film of Hollywood Director Rob Cohen of The Fast And The Furious (2001) fame.

And that's not all! Jewel of India's cast also include none other than Amitabh Bachchan, Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Monica Belluci and Eva Mendes!

Farhan Akhtar is a Struggling Actor in Luck By Chance

Farhan Akhtar Plays Struggling Actor in Luck By Chance - myPOPKORN
Actor Farhan Akhtar plays an actor. Will he be lucky? Will tell you soon!

Javed, Zoya, Farhan Akhtars’ Luck By Chance

Akhtars! What a fine family of geniuses! And when three of them come together with this movie, one has high expectations. There’s no chance the film should fail.
After Bachchans, I believe this family of film industry will create wonders. What say! Looking forward to Luck By Chance.

Check out the review soon on myPOPKORN.com

Luck By Chance Hindi Movie - Official Website

Luck by Chance releases today. Will add the review soon or you can check it after first-day-first-show on myPOPKORN

Until then, here's the official website that tells you all about the movie!

Excel Movies : Luck By Chance | Coming Soon...

Aa Dekhen Zara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aa Dekhen Zara is a 2009 romantic sci-fi thriller movie starring Neil Mukesh, who plays a photo journalist, and Bipasha Basu, a Disco Jockey. The film is being directed by debutante director Jehangir Surti.

Courtesy: Wikipedia

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Celebrity birthdays 20th January

Here’s wishing the celebrities born today a very happy birthday!

David Lynch – director
Dorothy Provine – actress
Gary Barlow – singer

Taare Zameen Par Movie - Out of Oscar Race

Taare Zameen Par (TZP), the much acclaimed Indian movie, is out of Oscar race. TZP couldn't make it to the top nine in foreign language film category of the 81st Academy Awards.

The movie is indeed very nice, but at an international level, I didn't see it winning. Well, hope to see some other Indian movie win some other time. Until now, let's celebrate the fact that the movie being qualified at the Oscars and the glory of A R Rehman's achievement at Golden Globe!