Bollywood Insider for May, 2009

Here’s the latest chugli from Suzi Mann with Bollywood Insider for May, 2009:

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Bollywood Insider Friday 01 May 2009Tributes from stars to Feroz Khan, IIFA venue and nominations announced, Shahrukh takes IPL break to cast vote

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Bollywood Insider Friday 15 May 2009:  Our Insiders at Cannes bring us Aishwarya and Abishek on the red carpet – IPL filling movie void with Shahrukh, Shilpa, and Preity

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Bollywood Insider Friday 22 May 2009:  This week in Cannes, we ask Barbara Mori and Hrithik Roshan about ‘those’ rumours, and speak to them about all things ‘Kites’

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Bollywood Insider Friday 29 May 2009:  Bipasha Basu gets together with Billy Zane – Kal Kisne Dekha – It’s a Wonderful Afterlife

Bollywood Insider: from 10/31/08 and 11/7/08

Here to deliver Bollywood chugli is our favorite spunky correspondant, Suzi Mann, with her latest Bollywood Insider’s reports.

From November 7th, 2008:

Golmaal Returns makes UK Top 10 – Roadside Romeo Blues – Kat steals the show

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From October 31, 2008:

Kuch Kuch Haunting Hai – Dostana, Karan Johar on KKHH and Dostana

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I’d noticed that several of the Bollywood Insider reports posted in the past would become unavailable.  Then last week on once such post I was lucky enough to get a comment from Suzi Mann-ji herself:

Firstly thanks for posting our Bollywood Insider videos really appreciate the coverage given. Just to let you know we have contract terms of 30 days with youtube after this period the videos are removed. They are however available on MSN, Blinx, AOL, Bebo, My Space and a number of other sites independently. Many sites do still line them from youtube. BI is a weekly made for mobiles and online show therefore if you could kindly link it weekly that way you’re subscribers won’t miss out.  Enjoying the comments.

Kind regards

Suzi

How exciting to get the news about the best ways to link to the videos directly from Suzi herself!  And thanks to Suzi Mann for working hard to keep us all up on the latest Bollywood news!

Bollywood Insider: Latest reports from October, 2008

Back with the newest Bollywood chugli is Bollywood Insider’s Suzi Mann. Here’s what I found going on in October, 2008.

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Bollywood Insider: Latest reports from May, 2008

Once again it’s time to get the latest Bollywood chugli from Suzi Mann, Bollywood Food Club’s favorite entertainment correspondant.

 

From May 23, 2008:

Abraham wedding! – Khan bites back – Bachchans in Cannes – Dhoom Dhadaka

From May 16, 2008:

Bolly big in Cannes, Liz and Arun baby rumours, Canine Khan, Dhoom Dhadaka

From May 10, 2008:

Dream team Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in Tashan, Bachchan trio in Sarkar Raj and Big B conquers the Internet

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Memsaab proudly represents filmi goris on Bollywood Ka Boss, India’s first-ever Bollywood quiz show, hosted by Boman Irani. Shabash!

 

Bollywood Insider: Chugli from 2/15/08 and 2/25/08

suzimann208.jpgBollywood chugli for the last 2 weeks in February, 2008, from our favorite correspondent, Suzi Mann:

From 2/15/08: Bollywood Insider – Berlin, Deepika and Valentines!
The latest chugli – SRK ensures Bolly goes great guns in Berlin, Deepika trumps Kareena for top role, who’s dating who this Valentines?

From 2/25/08: Bollywood Insider – Dutt wedding, Preity next? Akbar success, Bac

The latest Bollywood chugli: Why Goa for Dutt wedding? Preity next to tie knot? Jodhaa Akbar success, Bachchans strike back!

 

Ever wondered about those huge homes in Bollywood movies?

motiba1.jpgI recently read Motiba’s Tattoos, a memoir by Mira Kamdar. Kamdar is an American born Jain woman and her book traces the life of her grandmother. I was reading along, not expecting anything Bollywood, but when describing her time spent in Mumbai as a kid Kamdar served up some spicy Bollywood dish:

The slum was still cloaked in darkness, but on the other side of the street, the mansions of stars were lit up here and there with the garish florescence of hundreds of high-voltage projector lights illuminating the last of the nightlong marathon of shooting. ‘Bollywood’ movie stars are rich people in a poor country. Their real-life homes provide ready-made back-drops for the improbable lives of the wealthy heroes, heroines, and villains they play in their films. We children would often go up to the rooftop terrace of our Jehu apartment building after dark and pick out the homes of the stars where scenes were being filmed. ‘Look! Over there. Tonight they are shooting at Amitabh Bachchan’s house over on Tenth Road. You know who is starring, Hema Malini.’ Star struck teenagers in the neighborhoods waited patiently outside the gates of these villas for hours hoping to capture a glimpse of a favorite actor. When shooting was going on late into the night at Meena Cottage, directly behind our apartment it was hard to sleep. The bright lights and the knowledge that just yards away from where we slumbered, one famous star or another was breathing, walking, sitting, or drinking tea was simply too enervating.(p.150)

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Now everytime I see Bollywood movies, I’m going to wonder if the homes featured are possibly some star’s actual home. How exciting! Want to learn more about where Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Rekha, Aishwarya Rai, Aamir Khan, and John Abraham live? Click HERE, though it’s a bit dated, it’s still interesting. Remember what you see, because it could show up in a movie. I wonder if SRK’s home, Mannat, pictured here will or has ever been in a film?  For a thrilling and humorous account of seeing Mannat first hand, check out In Praise of All Things Dharmendra related.

In addition to writing about Amitabh, Kamdar also writes about Rekha’s romantic involvement with her cousin on page 165. Wow!  I also like Kamdar’s description of Bombay:

Bombay has been called a whore, a temptress, a slut. The city is a woman, enticing, betraying, extricating great sacrifice, sucking one dry. Indian speakers of Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi call the city ‘Mumbai’ after a local female deity, Mumbadevi, whose distinguishing characteristic is the lack of a mouth. (p.131.)

Until I read this, I didn’t know anything about the Mumbadevi and that she has no mouth. Of course I this made me think of Hello Kitty, who also has no mouth. I fell in love withbarbielogo.gif as a kid, and sanr_icon_kitty_1.gifas a much older kid, and Bollywood is my adult Barbie-Hello Kitty. Now I feel more justified in this hobby, because the Mumbadevi has no mouth.
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Bollywood Insider: from 1/11/08 The chugli on Bipasha Basu, Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, Aishwarya Rai, Benazir Bhutto, Saif Ali Khan, and Kareena Kapoor

Bollywood chugli from 1/11/08 from our favorite correspondent, Suzi Mann: bolly.jpg 

Latest Bollywood chugli: Bips’ birthday, Hrithik on a high as Jodhaa Akbar arrives, Bollywood to mark Bhutto legacy, Bebo and Saif get serious.” 

I was glad to see in this clip that Shabana Azmi is going to play the role of Benazir Bhutto and NOT someone like Katrina Kaif.

Bollywood Insider: “2007 rundown!” and “2008 look ahead”

More Bollywood chugli, chugli and more chugli from our favorite correspondent, Suzi Mann: bolly.jpg 

Bollywood Insider – 2007 rundown!

2007′s top chugli: Bollywood bad boys brush with the law – this year’s romances – our best Bollywood star of 2007
Bollywood Insider – 2008 look ahead

The latest Bollywood chugli – what the stars are set for in the coming year: Hrithik busy boy – Salman still stealing headlines – All good for Akshay

Bollywood Insider: “Taare Zameen Par,” Aishwarya Rai, John Abraham, Shahrukh, Fardeen Khan, Abishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, and Shilpa Shetty

Opps, fallen a bit behind on the “Bollywood Insider” information, so here it is, better late than never. Can you believe how generous SRK is?

 

The latest Bollywood chugli from our favorite correspondent, Suzi Mann: bolly.jpg

The Latest Bollywood chugli – Shahrukh turns Santa – Abishek inspires kids in Taare Zameen Par – Deepika denies marriage talk – Shilpa Come Dancing:

 And here’s another update from Suzi:

The latest Bollywood chugli: Aishwarya Rai & John Abraham set for screen outing – Shahrukh saviour for Yash Raj Films? – Fardeen Khan takes the stand: