Bollywood were left heartbroken as Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar narrowly missed his 100th hundred by six runs.
Sachin has struck 99 centuries in international cricket, and has been stuck at that figure for the last eight months.
Bollywood were heartbroken as they watched Sachin bow out at 94 runs today!
Amitabh Bachchan: Oh dear! Believe Sachin out on 95! Heartbroken! Ah well another day maybe… We’ll wait. “Correction: out on 94!! Still heartbroken, but full of hope and conviction that he shall get there someday!!
Shirish Kunder: Sachin missed his ton. Sachin missed his ton. The second one was for Pawar whose ears are still ringing.
Arjun Rampal: Oh no Sachin, damn, so close. Wish u that 100 asap.
Gaurav Kapur: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ……… Shit, crap, bloody hell!
Mandira Bedi: It was a beautiful, fluent, sachin-esque 94. Let’s be thankful for those 94 runs!!
Shekhar Kapur: Oh well, next innings. God is just teasing us.
Farhan Akhtar: Sad about sachin getting out on 94 but the Aussie tour now has an added edge to it… And to get it there, will be priceless!!
Bollywood at set to have a walkway in Mumbai inspired by Los Angeles’s Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Handprints from Indian cinema stars will be cast into the promenade at Bandra Bandstand, close to Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat and Salman Khan’s Galaxy Apartment residences.
“We’re glad that even the residents’ associations in the area agreed to let us proceed with our plan. They are happy that the locality will become a hotter tourist spot in the city thanks to iconic Bollywood bungalows such as Mannat,” said Nikhil Gandhi, business head of UTV Stars.
The channel is reportedly in talks with veteran stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and others to use their handprints.
“We’re still finalising our list of actors because we plan to keep the list limited for now and add more with time,” added Gandhi.
Kermit and Miss Piggy to introduce a new trailer which sees ‘The Muppets in Bollywood’
Bollywood paid tribute to Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, who passed away last night. Bipasha Basu, Akshay Kumar & Abhishek all tweeted tributes…
Anupam Kher: That was the ease of his brilliant mind. Will miss his persona. RIP.
Akshay Kumar: RIP Steve Jobs. The Man, The Visionary, The Creator & The Genius that gave the world the Apple Technology. May God be with you and your family, for my family & I have enjoyed your work for many years now. You opened so many doors and gave the world so much with your expertise. ThankYouSteve
Bipasha Basu: Steve Jobs was a genius- RIP. His work will live forever
Shahid Kapoor: RIP Steve Jobs. Those who dream change the world
Abhishek Bachchan: Thank you Steve Jobs!!! RIP
Riteish Deshmukh: An APPLE with one ‘BYTE’ eaten out of it – will always be in front of me for the rest of my life. Thank you STEVE JOBS- RIP- your FAN.
Celina Jaitly: 3 Apples changed the world 1st one seduced Eve, 2nd fell on Newton 3rd was offered to the world – half bitten by Steve Jobs
Former Hollyoaks star, Gemma Atkinson is set to replace Kites star, Barbara Mori, in sex-fueled Bollywood flick, ‘Fever’.
Gemma told Hindustan times: “I loved the script. It has everything: love, murder and action. The Bollywood film industry is so glamourous. For me, it was about discovering another side and seeing how things in Bollywood are done.”
“With regards to nudity, it all depends on how it’s being shot and if it’s necessary,” she said.
“There are many ways to show people being in love on screen and Fever is more about the perceived sexual tension than the physical sex. [Director] Rajeev Jhaveri is shooting this movie so beautifully that I’m sure the sex scenes will be done tastefully.”
Bollywood reacted as a suitcase blast outside the Delhi High Court killed 11 people and injured 76 today.
“Protect the citizens of this country” was the message the stars heralded.
Sonam Kapoor: Just heard about the bomb blasts in the high court in Delhi. How sad that terrorism has become rampant in our country. My prayers with the victims. People who spread terror are the scum of the earth.
Shahid Kapoor: Sad sad sad. Unacceptable. terrorists are the worst of all living things. We need to deal with them extremely strongly. A prayer for all those innocent lives lost
Riteish Deshmukh: Prayers for the families and loved ones of the Delhi blast victims – why aren’t we running out of patience.
Karan Johar: Thoughts and prayers for the families and loved ones of the Delhi blast victims.
Neil Nitin Mukesh: Heard about the Delhi blast. Hope everyone is okay. Please be safe.
Anupam Kher: Wake up Mr. Home Minister. Please protect the citizens of this country. Innocent and ordinary lives are equally important.
WikiLeaks says a link exists between Bollywood and gangsters.
A leaked US diplomatic cable has claimed that Bollywood films have been funded through sources of illegal finance, PTI reports.
“The industry welcomed funds from gangsters and politicians, looking for ways to launder their ill-gotten gains, known in India as ‘black money’,” said the cable issued by the US Consulate.
Bollywood used gangsters for funding as the film industry was not eligible for bank loans or other methods of commercial financing until 2000.
Jehil Thakkar, Head of Media and Entertainment for KPMG, explained: “As a consequence, films were financed by ad hoc collections of investors, many of whom were from the construction and trade industries, who charged interest rates as high as 60 to 100%.”
Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta, spoke out against the underworld after receiving death threats from known Indian mafia groups earlier in their careers.
Be sure to check out Birmingham’s LGBT Bollywood & Bhangra Eid Special, ‘Amplifier’ on Friday 9th September at the Nightingale Club, Kent Street from 10pm all the way to 4am!
The ‘Amplifier’ Eid Special night will see the award winning, international UK drag queen Baga Chipz.
Baga Chipz is a brummy drag queen who performs all around the world and has worked with the likes of Ke$ha, Jamelia & Ms Dynamite.
She will be joined by transsexual sidekick Raven!
Akshay Kumar has revealed that he trusts no-one in Bollywood after 20 years in the game!
“No matter how much you are loved or respected, the minute you lose focus, or make a small mistake, people will tear you apart.” Akshay said.
“One has to deal with it. You give your best, stay immune to gossip and think only about your goal. The best way to survive in this industry is to be the person you want to be and do what you feel is right.”
Kumar added: “No one has got close enough to use or abuse me and even if they did, I wouldn’t get too emotional about it.
“The only thing I ever get emotional about is my family. I am kind to everyone but I trust no one. That keeps me from getting hurt.”
Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly tied the knot with her fiance, Dubai-based hotelier Peter Haag last month and has only just revealed that she’s no longer single!
Celina posted on her Twitter page, “Beloved tweeple. ..With great pleasure I would like to announce my wedding with Peter Haag on the 23rd of last month at a thousand year old monastery in Austria. We seek your blessings and good wishes, and apologize for the delayed announcement due to a family tragedy. Here is a picture of the most cherished moment of our lives.
Celina added, “The following picture features myself and my beloved husband, flanked by my dearest father in law to my left, and my brother in law to Peter’s right.”