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Happy Maha Shivratri – BollySpice style!!

In celebration of Lord Shiva’s Maha Shivratri, one of the most prominent festivals of the Hindu calendar, we bring you some of our favourite Lord Shiva related Bollywood songs.

As we explore a few of the different shades that Bollywood has celebrated Lord Shiva through, we take you on a very quick journey beginning in 1950, with the song “Bhole nath se nirala” to end with Koyla’s (1997) mischievous “Bhang Ke Nashe Mein”.

Known by at least 1008 different names, including “Kailas” (One who bestows Peace), “Shambu” (Source of everything) and “Hari” (Sustainer and Destroyer), Lord Shiva is said to have married Parvarti on Maha Shivratri. Other readings of Hinduism state that Maha Shivratri is the night on which Shiva performed “Tandava” – the dance that led to the creation, conservation and destruction of the Universe.

Maha Shivratri is also known as Lord Shiva’s favourite day.

However you may be celebrating
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Dara Singhs brother Randhawa passes away

The yesteryear actor Randhawa (the late Dara Singh's brother) breathed his last on Monday.His funeral will be held today. His works can be seen in films like Aadmi Aur Insaan, Son of Hatimtai, Hercules, Faulad, Awara Abdulla, Duplicate, and Henna amongst others. Randhawa, who was married to Mallika (actress Mumtaz's sister) has a son Shaad Randhawa, who made his Bollywood debut with Mohit Suri's Who Lamhe. Speaking about his late uncle, Vindoo Dara Singh said that his father and his uncle symbolized the real-life Ram and Laxman. He added that, his uncle's words that heart attack was the most peaceful way to die, eventually came true. Not many know that besides films, Randhawa was a big name in the wrestling as well, a la his brother Dara. Bollywood Hungama offers its deepest condolences to the Randhawa family and whole heartedly prays for the departed man's soul to rest in eternal peace.
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Remembering Yash Chopra: A Lover of Indian Cinema

“I always believe that my films should give some hope to the man who comes to watch them for those three hours. If he goes home on an optimistic note, I would feel satisfied at having done my duty.” – Yash Chopra

It was indeed a sad day when news spread that one of India’s finest filmmakers, Mr. Yash Chopra, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 80. Mr. Chopra is an undisputable legend and he has crafted some of the finest commercial films the Bollywood audiences have ever feasted their eyes upon. If Satyajit Ray is considered by Indian film enthusiasts to be the supreme director when it comes to art-house cinema, Yash Chopra can be classified as the definitive director when it comes to mainstream cinema. Yash Chopra is largely famous for making wonderful romantic films, though he has directed a handful of non-romantic films also. Yet no director
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Ekta Kapoor acquires rights to remake Nagin

Ekta Kapoor acquires rights to remake Nagin
Rajkumar Kohli's multi-starrer Nagin is all set to be remade by Ekta Kapoor's production house Balaji Motion Pictures. The dynamic filmmaker has acquired the remake rights from Kohli. However, the director and cast of the remake is yet to be finalized. Confirming the same, Ekta Kapoor tweeted, "Naagin reboot-nothing more venomous than a woman in love's revenge!"

Nagin, which released in 1976, starred bigwigs like Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Jeetendra, Sanjay Khan, Vinod Mehra, Rekha, Mumtaz and Reena Roy who played the title role.
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Rajesh Khanna obituary

One of Indian cinema's first superstars who appeared in 15 consecutive hit films in the course of three years

Rajesh Khanna, who has died aged 69 after a long illness, was Indian cinema's first superstar. At the height of his fame he generated adulation that sometimes verged on mass hysteria and appeared in 15 consecutive hit films over the course of three years.

He first achieved acclaim in Aradhana (Worship, 1969), playing two roles – the husband and grown-up son, both air force pilots, of the established star Sharmila Tagore. Notable among the romantic drama's musical numbers was the sexy Roop Tera Mastana (Your Beauty Is Intoxicating), recorded in a single take, a first for Hindi cinema.

Further highly commercial films followed, including Aan Milo Sajna (Come Meet Me, Beloved, 1970), Kati Patang (Broken Kite, 1970) and Haathi Mera Saathi (Elephant My Partner, 1971). More thought-provoking were Daag (Stain, 1973), dealing with the subject of bigamy, and Anand (1971), in
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Rajesh Khanna obituary

One of Indian cinema's first superstars who appeared in 15 consecutive hit films in the course of three years

Rajesh Khanna, who has died aged 69 after a long illness, was Indian cinema's first superstar. At the height of his fame he generated adulation that sometimes verged on mass hysteria and appeared in 15 consecutive hit films over the course of three years.

He first achieved acclaim in Aradhana (Worship, 1969), playing two roles – the husband and grown-up son, both air force pilots, of the established star Sharmila Tagore. Notable among the romantic drama's musical numbers was the sexy Roop Tera Mastana (Your Beauty Is Intoxicating), recorded in a single take, a first for Hindi cinema.

Further highly commercial films followed, including Aan Milo Sajna (Come Meet Me, Beloved, 1970), Kati Patang (Broken Kite, 1970) and Haathi Mera Saathi (Elephant My Partner, 1971). More thought-provoking were Daag (Stain, 1973), dealing with the subject of bigamy, and Anand (1971), in
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A Tribute to the Original Romantic Superstar – Rajesh Khanna

Long before Shah Rukh wiggled his eyebrows and raised his arms for a hug, and well before Salman built that body, there was the inimitable Rajesh Khanna. If the late 70s were Amitabh Bachchan’s one man industry, then the early 70s were Rajesh’s domain. Truly, the era of the first superstars in Hindi cinema has come to an end when Khanna passed away this past Wednesday.

Often called the Prince of Romance, Khanna offered up a gentler and tender side to romance that is sorely missed in today’s era. Born as Jatin Khanna on December 29th 1942, he was a keen lover of films since an early age. His rise to the top also seems like a struggler’s dream, as he was picked from thousands of applicants from the All India Talent Contest. It’s easy to see why. That twinkle in his eye, the tilted head,
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Dara ‘Hanuman’ Singh passes away at 83

The original superhero of Bollywood, wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh passed away this morning at the age of 83.

Singh was fighting for his life for the past week after being taken to the hospital on Saturday when he suffered a cardiac arrest. Doctors were doing everything in their power to help him, but his condition worsened.

On Wednesday Dr. Ram Narain told the press that he had “less chance of recovery” due to serious damage to his brain. The actor was shifted back home on Wednesday evening so he could be with them for one last time.

“As Dara Singh’s condition was deteriorating fast, respecting wishes of his family, he has been shifted home with ventilator and medicines. A nurse and a doctor are at his home. There are no medicines that will reverse the brain damage… only if a miracle happens. He might even slip into coma,” said Dr Ram Narain,
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'Jai Jai Shiv Shankar' again for Akshay-Sonakshi? : Trade News

Have Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha been inspired from Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz? Well, it pretty much seems so if the latest still from Joker which has just been leaked is any indication. That's because the first thing that comes to mind on seeing this still is the song 'Jai Jai Shiv Shankar' from Khanna-Mumtaz starrer Aap Ki Kasam (1974). "One can't ignore the similarities here", says a film enthusiast, "Seems like Akshay and Sonakshi have blatantly copied the look as carried Read More...
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'Jai Jai Shiv Shankar' again for Akshay-Sonakshi?

Have Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha been inspired from Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz? Well, it pretty much seems so if the latest still from Joker which has just been leaked is any indication. That's because the first thing that comes to mind on seeing this still is the song 'Jai Jai Shiv Shankar' from Khanna-Mumtaz starrer Aap Ki Kasam (1974). "One can't ignore the similarities here", says a film enthusiast, "Seems like Akshay and Sonakshi have blatantly copied the look as carried
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Hot Picture from Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha?s Joker

Song still from Joker

A still from Shirish Kunder’s upcoming film Joker has drawn conjectures with past classic films

Shirish Kunder has uploaded a picture on his social networking sites from his upcoming film Joker starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha. Many people are drawing similarities with the Jai Jai Shiv Shankar number from the Rajesh Khanna-Mumtaz starrer Aap Ki Kasam (1974). Some also believe that the sequence is inspired from the ‘Dum Maro Dum’ number featuring Zeenat Aman in Hare Raam Hare Krishna (1971).

Sonakshi’s yellow lehenga choli and Akshay Kumar’s dhoti teamed with shades (as well as Akshay’s hat) give a fusion feel to the film. The Trishul in Sonakshi’s hand probably leads to the Jai Jai Shiv Shankar conclusion and the background foreign dancers in saffron robes with the Rudrakhsh accessories draws the comparison to the Dum Maro Dum song.

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Legal notice issued to Balaji Motion Pictures for Ouatim

Legal notice issued to Balaji Motion Pictures for Ouatim
It's been three months since Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai had it's release and did good business but the fire hasn't died down yet. While Ekta Kapoor is looking at future projects, she is embroiled in a controversy involving her previous film. It is said that a company called Movie Tee Vee Enterprises is taking Balaji Motion Pictures to court for using the remixed version of the song 'Duniya Mein Logon Ko' in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. The original song is from the Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz starrer film Apna Desh (1972). Balaji claims that they have taken the rights of the said song from Sa Re Ga Ma for remaking it; while on the other hand, Movie Tee Vee Enterprises claims that Sa Re Ga Ma cannot rightfully give the rights for a remix of the song, as they own the negative rights. Currently, Balaji's legal department is looking into the issue.
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Legal notice issued to Balaji Motion Pictures for Ouatim

Legal notice issued to Balaji Motion Pictures for Ouatim
It's been three months since Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai had it's release and did good business but the fire hasn't died down yet. While Ekta Kapoor is looking at future projects, she is embroiled in a controversy involving her previous film. It is said that a company called Movie Tee Vee Enterprises is taking Balaji Motion Pictures to court for using the remixed version of the song 'Duniya Mein Logon Ko' in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. The original song is from the Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz starrer film Apna Desh (1972). Balaji claims that they have taken the rights of the said song from Sa Re Ga Ma for remaking it; while on the other hand, Movie Tee Vee Enterprises claims that Sa Re Ga Ma cannot rightfully give the rights for a remix of the song, as they own the negative rights. Currently, Balaji's legal department is looking into the issue.
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Kangana now a Brit secret agent

Kangana  now a Brit secret agent
For Ekta Kapoor’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, she zipped back to the swinging ’70s for an eye-catching retro look that has fetched her a flood of compliments. “What worked was the variety in my wardrobe. I wore saris in Mumtaz’s Brahmachari style and ultra-glam western dresses reminiscent of Zeenat Aman. In one scene, I had Parveen Babi bangs and in another Jackie Kennedy’s dark bob and glares. Every shot had a different look, poori bhadas nikaal li (I experimented to my heart’s content),” laughs self-confessed fashionista, Kangna Ranaut.Quiz her on the sequel, and she admits that no one ...
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Raavan roars in London

We have been in Bollytasic Heaven this week - London has been bathed in the glory and glitz that exudes from the largest film industry in the world.

Summer is a traditional time when the who's who from Mumbai de-camp to London to escape the heat - a bit like the Brits from Empire days travelling to Simla. You can not walk down Oxford Street without a brief Mumbaite Greeting of "Hello!!, How Are You?"

Akshay Kumar, Rishi & Neetu Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Tarun Mansukhani , Poonam Dhillon, Mumtaz, King Khan - Srk & Gauri And the First Family of Bollywood - The Bachchans to name a few.

Raajneeti is making waves at the box office and we are all waiting for Arjun Rampal - he can't wait for Wimbledon to begin - he is amazing in the movie

Akshay Kumar held an impromptu drinks do last week to share his thanks -
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Akshay-Aishwarya to do a Rishi- Dimple, Amitabh-Jaya in Action Replayy

Akshay-Aishwarya to do a Rishi- Dimple, Amitabh-Jaya in Action Replayy
Click above for more movie stills Akshay and Aishwarya are thrilled. They'll get to enact songs featuring their mother-in-law Dimple and father-in-law Amitabh, respectively. But composer Pritam Chakraborty is in a bit of a jam. Vipul Shah has decided at the last minute to re-record an entire complicated track for Action Replayy for a retro-song to be filmed on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar. And this is no ordinary request. The one all-comprehensive track will have to represent screen jodis as diverse as Raj Kapoor-Nargis, Rajesh Khanna -Mumtaz, Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya, Dharmendra-Hema Malini and Rishi Kapoor-Dimple Kapadia. The long-planned retro-song representing various eras of evergreen screen-jodis has now undergone a massive change. Every section of the song will now have differently mooded lyrics and tunes to go with the different looks that Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will don to represent screen pairs over the decades.
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Akshay-Aishwarya to do a Rishi- Dimple, Amitabh-Jaya in Action Replayy

Akshay-Aishwarya to do a Rishi- Dimple, Amitabh-Jaya in Action Replayy
Akshay and Aishwarya are thrilled. They'll get to enact songs featuring their mother-in-law Dimple and father-in-law Amitabh, respectively. But composer Pritam Chakraborty is in a bit of a jam. Vipul Shah has decided at the last minute to re-record an entire complicated track for Action Replayy for a retro-song to be filmed on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar. And this is no ordinary request. The one all-comprehensive track will have to represent screen jodis as diverse as Raj Kapoor-Nargis, Rajesh Khanna -Mumtaz, Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya, Dharmendra-Hema Malini and Rishi Kapoor-Dimple Kapadia. The long-planned retro-song representing various eras of evergreen screen-jodis has now undergone a massive change. Every section of the song will now have differently mooded lyrics and tunes to go with the different looks that Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will don to represent screen pairs over the decades. Pritam had
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Katrina Kaif all set to play an item girl!

Katrina Kaif has never been known to raise her voice, let alone act aggressive, in public. But the actress is set to change that and more for Farah Khan.s Tees Maar Khan, in which she plays an item girl.Suddenly, Katrina.s manner and speech have become loud and demonstrative even early in the morning at Malshej Ghat, where the film is currently being shot. The schedule begins at 5am every morning and the actress is not letting up in her own effort to look different in each of the item songs, being choreographed by Farah and her assistant Gita.In fact Katrina has even shopped for her character.s look, right from clothes to accessories in small shops that sell cheap stuff. Commenting on her shopping frenzy, Katrina says, .It is a challenge doing a complete look for my character. I guess I learnt that from Raajneeti. Every
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