Twin Oscars to Rahman
Musician A R Rahman created history by becoming the first Indian to win two Oscar Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Rahman is among the five Indians to win an Oscar. Two other Indians are Gulzar and Resul Pookutty, who picked up an Oscar for original song and sound mixing.
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ swipe Oscars
The team of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ stole the limelight at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on the event of 81st Annual Academy Awards. The kids walked down the red carpet and were a huge attraction at the award ceremony.
Shilpa marries Raj
Made for each other couple: Clad in a red heavily embellished saree, flaunting diamonds and emeralds, Shilpa Shetty exchanged wedding vows with London-based businessman Raj Kundra in a close-knit family affair in Khandala.
Shah Rukh Khan Honoured
King Khan has added a new feather to his cap in 2009. The Korean Government conferred upon him a ‘Honorary Black belt of Taekwondo’ title. An elated SRK said that he felt like a tough guy despite doing mostly romantic films in his two-decade-old career.
Khans come together
Bollywood’s two biggest rivals Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan came together on one platform to support the producers’ cause. The actor duo came together after they launched a tirade against each other by claiming to be the number one actor in the industry.
Kat aka Barbie Doll
The gorgeous Katrina Kaif was the first Indian celebrity on whose likeness a Barbie doll was created by Mattel Toys India Pvt. Ltd. this year in 2009.
Miss India World Pooja Chopra (C), Miss India Earth Shriya Kishore (R), and Miss India Universe Ekta Chaudhary pose during the Miss India Pageant 2009 in Mumbai. Femina Miss India is one of the most prestigious beauty pageant in India which has given a platform for beauties with brain to showcase their talent.
Dr. Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan became Dr. Shah Rukh Khan! He was presented an honorary doctorate in arts and culture by Bedfordshire University for his contribution to the said field.
Celebs walk for a cause
This was one show which had no sibling rivalry! Sanjana Jon’s show at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in Delhi was all about the bond between siblings, as it was dedicated to Sanjana’s brother celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon, who is serving life imprisonment in the US for sexual crimes. Salman and Sohail Khan modelled her creations. Some of the other siblings who walked the ramp for Sanjana were Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, sisters Riya and Raima Sen, Shibani Kashyap, Sushmita with brother Rajeev Sen along with music directors Sajid and Wajid Ali.
Big B snubs Rekha
They made breaking story when Rekha walked up to the Amitabh Bachchan’s family to exchange greetings at the 54th Filmfare Awards. Rekha kissed and hugged Abhi-Ash and was about to greet Amitabh, when Big B rose from his seat and walked away to avoid any controversy. A move, which created quite a stir in the media.
It’s all about ‘Being Human’
Bollywood celebs, cricketing stars and other celebrities walked the ramp for Salman Khan’s ‘Being Human’ at HDIL Week in Mumbai. The top celebs who were seen walking the ramp were Salman Khan with brothers Arbaaz and Sohail, actors Aamir Khan, Sushmita Sen, Govinda and Ajay Devgan. Katrina Kaif surprised everyone by wearing evening dress which had one of Salman’s art imprinted on it.
Beauty at Taj
Oscar winning actor Ben Kingsley, who plans to make a film on the Taj Mahal, spent more than two hours at the monument along with wife Daniela Lavender. He plans to play Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in his dream project, while Daniela will act as Kandhari Begum, Shah Jahan’s first wife. Aishwarya Rai may feature as Mumtaz Mahal.
Baba and the Babe!
Hollywood actress and the star of hit movie ‘Pretty Woman’, Julia Roberts came to India for a movie shoot. She was accompanied by kids. The Oscar-winning actress arrived in the country and stayed at the Pataudi Palace in Gurgaon with the cast and crew to shoot the next leg of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.
Do i look nice?
Abhishek Bachchan, accompanied by wife Aishwarya, inaugurated the India Pavillion at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival amid great fanfare. The Bachchans drew a crowd of photographers, pen pushers and autograph-seekers, who elbowed to get closer to the stars, clearly the man of the moment.
20 years and knock out!
Sachin Tendulkar was felicitated for completing 20 years in international cricket during the annual Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) award function in Mumbai.