Vivek Oberoi, happy birthday!
The Krrish 3 actor turns 36 today
Born on September 3, 1976, Vivek Oberoi made his Bollywood debut in 2002 with Ram Gopal Varma’s Company. His performance in the film earned him a lot of acclaim. He also bagged a lot of awards that year in the Best Male Debut and Best Supporting Actor categories. Click here to read more
Atul Kulkarni: I want to make people aware of the crime rates in Mumbai
Known for his performances in films like Hey Ram, Page 3, Dum and Chandni Bar, the actor is set to debut on Hindi General Entertainment Channel (GEC) with crime-based show Savdhaan India – Mumbai Fights Back
Beamed on Life OK, Savdhaan India brings real-life crime stories on TV and the current focus is Mumbai. Atul Kulkarni, who will host the segment, feels it is important to sensitise citizens about crime rates in the city. Click here to read more
Nathalia Kaur, Mallika Sherawat, Rakhi Sawant, Malaika Arora Khan…who is the most vulgar item girl?
Bordering on erotica, item numbers are quickly blurring the line that divides hot and sexy from sleazy and titillating. Some of our B-town babes, equipped heavily with their raunchy dance moves and equally shady settings, are subjecting the audience to visual pollution in the name of item songs. Who then is the most vulgar item girl on the scene?
Thrusting her golden panties into the camera lens as she does her pumping pelvic moves, Nathalia Kaur, the new bimbo to join the ever-growing community of item girls, looks absolutely crude. Dressed in scanty clothes (read chaddi) this chick shows off more than what’s required in a bid to set your imagination on fire and ends up looking repulsive in the bargain. Though the Department song in question, in which Natalie appears as ‘Cheeni’ has beats to die for, the racy visuals and cheap dance moves make the song look obscene. Click here to read more
Yana Gupta, happy birthday!
The Babuji… babe celebrates her 32nd birthday today
Born as Jana Synková on April 23, 1979 in Brno (Czech Republic), actor Yana Gupta shimmied her way into the hearts of millions of Indians when she arrived sitting on a buffalo in the item song Babuji jara dheere chalo in 2002 from the film Dum. Yana started modelling in the mid-90s and became the face of international brands like Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, Nivea, Honda and Sony. After graduating in Park Architecture and Gardening, Yana left for Japan, where she modelled for some years. Her drop-dead gorgeous looks and spirited persona brought her to India. She fell in love with Pune-based artist Satyakam Gupta and married him in 2001. Click here to read more
Mallika Sherawat’s item song ‘Laila’ fails to sizzle
After making the nation groove on her Jalebi bai tune a year back, Mallika Sherawat has returned with her latest item song Laila for the film Tezz. But this time around the Hisss babe doesn’t quite get it right
The trend started with Malaika Arora Khan’s Chaiyya chaiyya in Dil Se (1998) and Shilpa Shetty’s Main aayi UP Bihar lootne in Shool (1999), fired up by Yana Gupta’s Babuji zara dheere chalo from Dum (2003). But it took a while for the trend of item numbers to really catch on with big stars. The success of Malaika’s Munni badnaam hui and Katrina Kaif’s Sheila ki jawani made it almost mandatory to have an item song in every film, and with a top heroine. In 2011, Mallika Sherawat’s Jalebi bai from Double Dhamaal grabbed the audience’s attention and Kat as Chikni Chameli in Agneepath set the screen on fire early 2012. But we know that every trend hits a plateau and then the decline starts before a fresh fad, a better trend comes along. Mallika’s Laila in Tezz in all probability is likely to mark the end of the trend that has had the nation grooving. Click here to read more
Happy birthday, Atul Kulkarni!
Here’s wishing the two-time National Award-winner – many happy returns of the day
Atul Kulkarni was born in Belgaum on September 10, 1965 and brought up in Solapur. He worked in plays in school, and later joined the Natya Aradhana, an amateur theatre group that groomed him. After he decided to take up acting as a profession, he trained at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. As his official website says, since 1995, Atul has acted in eight plays in four languages, 26 films in six languages and has won several awards, including two National Film Awards. His notable roles in Hindi films include Chandni Bar, Rang De Basanti, Page 3, Delhi-6, Satta, Khakee, Allah Ke Banday and Dum among others. Click here to read more