Interview with Celebrity Makeup Artist Natasha Sajnani CEO/Founder of FaceTools

 

Check out more on Natasha Sajnani at: http://www.natashasajnani.com

Bollywood Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

It looks like B-town celebrities are joining their Hollywood brethren in the ongoing Ice Bucket Challenge trend!  Check out Bipasha Basu as she takes a tiny silver bucket and dumps it on herself. Superstar Abhishek Bachchan proudly accepted the challenge from friend Riteish Deshmukh and took the icy plunge in a bathtub. He also challenged his father, Megastar Amithabh Bachchan, along with the entire Happy New Year film team.

Bipasha tweeted “Accepted my best friend suzie’s ! i am nominating RockyS and Raj Kundra!” yesterday. Supposedly, it was athlete Sania Mirza who initiated the craze in India after it started in the U.S. in support of ALS research. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. There is no treatment or cure for the disease.

Actors Akshay Kumar, Siddharth Malhotra, Pulkit Samrat and Ashish Chowdhry were also dared to take the challenge through actor Riteish Deshmukh, but no word on if they’re up to the challenge.

We’ll just have to wait and see if they accept!

 

Bipasha Basu and Josh Hartnett Star in Hollywood film ‘The Lovers’

Bispasha Basu is paired up with Josh Hartnett in this forbidden love story about a young British captain who embarks on a dangerous journey and falls in love with a beautiful Maratha warrior named Tulaja Naik. Directed by Roland Joffe, the film was originally titled ‘Singularity’ but was later renamed ‘The Lovers’ for the release of its trailer back in May 2014.

Check out the trailer! What do you think?

 

Salman Khan looks to ‘Kick” SRK out of Top Spot on Eid!

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Looks like Salman Khan is trying to regain his spot on top of the Bollywood mountain as his new movie ‘Kick‘ has opened to stellar box office returns already since its July 25 release. Many Bollywood movies look to capitalize on the traditionally strong release date of Eid, a festival that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and Shah Rukh Khan was no different last year with his box office hit ‘Chennai Express‘. Salman probably felt a bit slighted as his films usually ruled the Bollywood screens on Eid, with his past films ‘Wanted‘, ‘Dabaang‘, and the 4th highest grossing Bollywood film ‘Ek Tha Tiger‘ representing his recent stranglehold on the holiday. Well, ‘Kick’ is off to a good start as it has already made 86 crore (roughly $14.5 million) in its opening weekend. 

 ‘Kick‘ is an action-romance hybrid in which Salman plays a character named Devil who seeks to truly seize the moment everyday, resulting in action packed scenes that even have Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan taking notice. Amitabh was so impressed with ‘Kick’s chase sequence, supposedly the longest ever in a Bollywood film, that he took a shot at Hollywood when he stated “Did you see the trailer of ‘KICK’..baaadooom !! Compares with anything that the other ‘wood’ brings out from their high end films ! See for yourself” and linked to a trailer of ‘Kick’. 

 Here’s that trailer of ‘Kick’, which also features co-star Jacquline Fernandez….

 

 
Well, what do you think folks? Will Salman take down Shah Rukh on Eid in this battle for Bollywood supremacy? Will ‘Kick‘ put ‘Chennai Express’ on a slow train to nowhere? I guess you’ll just have to stay tuned….

Photo of the week: Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Do it ‘Bollywood Style’

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attended Ayesha Thapar and Nikesh Arora’s wedding down in Puglia, Italy on July 4th. The couple showed up in Indian attire from head to toe. Ashton supported a blue Kurta with a white dhoti, tied together with a red turban. His baby mama-to-be, wore a traditional blue and silver lengha outfit.

Ashton even performed a Bollywood routine with a professional dancer at the wedding!

 

 

 

Bollywood Legend’s Son Trying his Hand at Hollywood Producing!

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Uday Chopra, son of legendary Bollywood director Yash Chopra, has begun producing a string of Hollywood movies with big-name talent involved. Uday has opened a branch of his father’s Yash Raj Films right here in Los Angeles and has wasted no time in lining up heavy-hitter Hollywood actors for his films.

Beginning with Nicole Kidman (with whom Uday appeared beside at this year’s Cannes Film Festival) starring in the Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco”, continuing with the upcoming Jason Bateman romantic comedy “The Longest Week”, and perhaps culminating in the project “The Seducing of Ingrid Bergman” Uday has an ambitious slate lined up for release. Perhaps the Hollywood ingenue has a thing for classic Hollywood blondes as the Ingrid Bergman script coupled with the Grace Kelly biopic point out an interesting affinity for icy blondes, but he’s set out to make his mark in a town where shattered dreams are almost as plentiful as stars on the Walk of Fame.

Uday pointed out that “People in the West think ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a Bollywood film and they have that one image of India — dirty and crazy…” but he notes that he’s here to make Hollywood films on a Bollywood budget while changing America’s perception of India. After overcoming the notion that he was just another rich Indian tycoon who had come along to “throw money at them and they can go ahead and make their movie” or “they think you are this Indian guy coming to Hollywood to throw big parties, make some statements and then never return”, Uday has accomplished something many Hollywood hopefuls never do by actually making movies.

It seems that while his brother Aditya Chopra has followed in his father’s footsteps by directing in Bollywood, Uday has decided to stay out of the director’s chair and focus on feature film development stateside. Uday summed up his aim as this; “I wanted to do something challenging and be a part of filmmaking because that is all I know“.

In a town that seems pretty white-washed both on the big screen and in the board room at times, we hope that Uday finds a niche and continues bringing the worlds of Hollywood and Bollywood closer together.

 

Did a Bollywood Actress Cause the Banderas/Griffith Split???

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Did a Bollywood actress, who is known for stirring up controversy in B-town, take her drama to Hollywood?

Mallika Sherawat is the target of a scandalous rumor that may have rocked the foundation of one of Hollywood’s longest running power couples. It seems the diva is being accused of having extramarital relations with actor Antonio Banderas and some are saying she’s the reason for his split with actress Melanie Griffith earlier this month. The Hollywood couple had been together for a good 18 years when rumors started flying after Mallika was seen dancing with Banderas in a recorded video taken a couple of years ago in Cannes. Was this merely an innocent twirl between friends or did this signal the beginning of an illicit relationship that has carried on for years?

Mallika tells E! news that she has nothing to do with the couple’s break up and that Antonio was simply an “acquaintance” to her. “Antonio Banderas is a wonderful man, a great dancer and an acquaintance of mine. I did not go on any vacation with him, and I’m sorry he’s going through a divorce.”

Either way, you know what they say, there’s no such thing as bad publicity! ;)

A Global Art Project: Peace in 10,000 Hands

Started by New Zealand artist Stuart Robertson, ‘Peace in 10,000 hands’ is described as a global art project which captures peace in an artistic form while making an impact throughout the world.

“A single white rose held in the hands of 10,000 people from every country and every walk of life. It is a concept that speaks profoundly to our similarities in the human condition and explores the essence of peace.”

 

For more information, visit: www.peacein10000hands.com

 

 

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Bollywood’s Richa Sharma Kicks Off Jazz Festival!

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Richa Sharma, one of India’s best play-back singers, kicked off the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival yesterday. She was accompanied by singer Vishal Kothari, who took stage with the songstress at Confederation Park.

Sharma is recognized for her profound vocal skills and infectious melodies. Many describe her voice as being “one-of-a-kind” and “powerful”. She’s reportedly lent her voice to dozens of Bollywood films over the past decade and continues to make an impact in the industry.

“Music has no language, if they don’t understand the lyrics, they will still enjoy listening to my music — 100 per cent. … It’s my turn to represent Indian culture and Indian music in such a big event. My main attraction is all the artists. It is a big time for me. I learn from everybody.” Sharma said in a recent interview.

Hrithik Roshan Finding Solace in Family SoCal Style

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Bollywood megastar has been found taking time to regroup after his notoriously high profile divorce from wife of 14 years Sussanne Roshan. But the couple go even further back as the 40-year old ‘Krrish 3′ star had known Sussanne since he was twelve and they had officially been together for 17 years.

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Hrithik recently released a photo showing him relaxing Indian style with sons Hrehaan (8) and Hridhaan (4) at the Magic Kingdom. He released a photo showing him seated Indian style with the caption “On the road less travelled u must sometime stop and take a picture”. Audiences can next expect to see the Bollywood headliner in ‘Bang Bang’ opposite co-star Katrina Kaif.

It’s been a busy year for Hrithik with a recovery from brain surgery following an on-set accident, let’s hope that he really can enjoy some R & R with his sons while soaking up all the magic and sunshine Disneyland has to offer.
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