Don’t Count Your Oscars Before They’re Secured

If you happened to watch the Academy Awards or “Oscars” this year, you were probably left shaking your head, wondering how something simple could be messed up so badly. But enough about Priyanka Chopra’s dress. What really got screwed up was the final award of the night – the Oscar for Best Picture. It was […]

‘Slumdogs’ no more

Their homes in the slums of Mumbai were demolished recently, but things are looking up for Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, two of Slumdog Millionaire's child stars. The filmmakers have agreed to raise the amount of money they will spend on new apartments for each family from $30,000 to $50,000, a Jai Ho trustee […]

Proposed agreement between Aishwarya and Freida

WHEREAS, Aishwarya Bachchan (née Rai) won the Miss World contest in 1994, bringing glory to India and paving the way for three lesser beauties to win the same title. WHEREAS, Freida Pinto was a model who appeared in ads for Hutch, Airtel and Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, but was not selected by L'Oréal, the world's largest […]

All kinds of doors opening for A.R. Rahman

Seema Saleem, Anchor, ETV-India: "Good evening. Our top story this hour is once again Slumdog Millionaire’s domination of the Oscars. The Danny Boyle-directed movie bagged eight Oscars, including two for our very own A.R. Rahman. Here’s his acceptance speech again …  Rahman has done India proud, not only winning two Oscars, but also performing parts […]

Aishwarya: Good-looking, but theatrically challenged

Is Bollywood actress Aishwarya Bachchan (formerly Rai) the most beautiful woman in the world? Not in my book. It’s a humor book, of course, so you can’t take it too seriously. I’d rate Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie and Preity Zinta ahead of her, to mention just a few. I’ve always had a thing for Berry, […]