Tuesday, September 16, 2008

When Vidya was caught by the US cops

Vidya Balan
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Just when we were wondering where Vidya Balan had disappeared, she emerged from her short hiatus and told us that she was holidaying in the US. 

According to the actress, the holiday was a much needed break. And guess what she did there? She attended a fashion show to raise funds for a cause and also watched the musicalThe Spring Awakening 

“We went on a picnic and walked around the Central Park and visited an aquarium in Georgia,” says her friend who accompanied the actress. 

“There were a few American officers who had overheard some Indians talk about Vidya and how she is a famous actress in Bollywood. The officers immediately stopped Vidya. Initially she was taken aback, but when the officers asked her to pose with them, she gladly did. The funniest thing was when the officers looked up on the net for her and felt proud that they had actually posed with a leading Bollywood actress,” said the friend. Now isn’t that sweet?

Saturday, August 9, 2008



Nayanthara was born on 8th November 1984 as an Orthodox Syrian Christian in Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. She did her schooling at various parts of India (Kerala and Tamil Nadu) as her father was an Air Force Official. She joined Balikamadom High School, Thiruvalla for +2, then joined Marthoma college in Thiruvalla for her bachelors degree (English Literature). While at college, she was spotted by director Satyan Anthikkad and cast opposite Jayaram in Mansinakkare. Afterwards, she co-starred alongside Mohanlal in Naatturajaavu and in Fazil's Vismayathumbathu. She was also cast with Mammootty in Thaskaraveeran (Dubbed into Tamil as Yuvaraj) and Raapakal.

She has also starred in several Tamil and Telugu movies. She was cast opposite Sarath Kumar in Ayya and with Rajnikanth in Chandramukhi. Her later films are Vallavan (Tamil), Gajini (Tamil), Yogi (Telugu) etc flopped except Ghajini. She regained her throne in Kollywood through Billa in 2007. Her next movie Yaaradi Nee Mohini was a stupendous success and she became the Queen of Kollywood next to Trisha Krishnan. Nayanthara is currently a leading star in Southern Cinema, with leading roles in films with Rajnikanth - Kuselan, with Ajith Kumar - Aegan, with Vijay - Villu, with Vishal - Sathyam. She is currently the highest paid South Indian actress. She was paid Rs. 1 crore for Sathyam, Kuselan and Aegan.

Personal life

Nayantara created headlines when publicity posters of her movie Vallavan sprung up around Chennai showing her Vallavan co-star, Silambarasan and her kissing, who she was rumoured as involved with at the time. However,the pair broke up citing differences soon after the film was released.Further controversy was created when rumours leaked out that the plot of Silambarasan's forthcoming film, Kettavan, was based on the couple's true love story.


Year Film Co-Stars Director Language Role Other notes
2003 Manassinakkare Jayaram Sathyan Anthikad Malayalam Gauri
2004 Vismayathumbathu Mohanlal Fazil Malayalam Reetha Mathews
Natturajavu Mohanlal Shaji Kailas Malayalam Katrina
2005 Ayya Sarath Kumar, Prakashraj Hari Tamil Selvi
Chandramukhi Rajnikanth, Jyothika, Prabhu Ganesan, Vineeth P. Vasu Tamil Durga Dubbed into Telugu as Chandramukhi
Thaskara Veeran Mammootty Pappan Pramod Malayalam Thankamani Dubbed into Tamil as Yuvaraj
Rappakal Mammootty Kamal Malayalam Gauri
Ghajini Surya Sivakumar, Asin Thottumkal A. R. Murugadoss Tamil Chitra Dubbed into Telugu as Ghazini
Sivakasi Vijay, Asin Thottumkal Perarasu Tamil Nayanthara Cameo Appearance
2006 Kalvanin Kadhali S. J. Suryah Tamilvaanan Tamil Haritha
Lakshmi Venkatesh, Charmme Kaur V. V. Vinayak Telugu Nandhini Dubbed into Malayalam as Lakshmi
Boss Akkineni Nagarjuna, Poonam Bajwa V.N. Aditya Telugu Anuradha Dubbed into Malayalam as Boss - I Love You
Vallavan Silambarasan, Sandhya, Reema Sen Silambarasan Tamil Swapna Dubbed into Telugu as Vallavan
Thalaimagan Sarath Kumar Sarath Kumar Tamil Meghala
E Jeeva S. P. Jhananathan Tamil Jothy
2007 Yogi Prabhas V.V. Vinayak Telugu Nandini Dubbed into Malayalam as Yogi
Dubai Seenu Ravi Teja Srinu Vaitla Telugu Madhumathi Dubbed into Malayalam as Dubai Seenu
Sivaji: The Boss Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran Shankar Tamil Guest Role Cameo Appearance
Dubbed into Telugu as Sivaji
Tulasi Venkatesh Boyapati Srinu Telugu Vasundhara Ram
Billa Ajith Kumar, Namitha Vishnuvardhan Tamil Sasha
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Dhanush Jawahar Tamil Keerthi
Kuselan Rajnikanth P. Vasu Tamil Nayantara Made simultaneously in Telugu as Kathanayakudu
Sathyam Vishal Krishna Rajesekhar Tamil Deivalakshmi Filming
Twenty: 20 Mammooty, Mohanlal Joshy Malayalam
Cameo appearance
Aegan Ajith Kumar Raju Sundaram Tamil
Villu Joseph Vijay Prabhu Deva Tamil

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Genelia D'Souza

Genelia D'Souza Biography

Genelia D'Souza (Born in 5 August 1987, Mumbai, India) Her parents originally hail from Goa and later moved to Mumbai. She has acted over a dozen films in South Indian cinema.Genelia studied at Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra, Mumbai. After school, she joined the St. Andrews College, Bandra to pursue a Bachelor's Degree. Mumbai-based Genelia starred in the big budgeted Boys by top director Shankar. She starred opposite fellow d├ębutante Siddharth. The film was a box-office hit and launched her career.

She left Kollywood for a while to concentrate on the Tollywood industry, starring in other successful films including, Satyam, Masti, Samba and Sye. She followed it up with a pairing with popular actor Venkatesh in Subhash Chandra Bose. She returned to the Tamil industry with the Sachein with Vijay.It bombed at the Box Office. Her film, Happy opposite Allu Arjun was a hit.

Her most recent film, Bommarillu, with Siddharth Narayan, is a super hit. Chennai Kadhal, her Tamil project did average business.She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai. Recently, she won the Filmfare Award as a Best Actress for her performance in the block buster Telugu movie Bommarillu for the year 2006.

Genelia Filmography

Ready (2008)
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) - Aditi
Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008) - Sheekha Kapoor
Mr. Medhavi (2008)
Ready (2008)
Dhee (2007) - Pooja (as Genelia)
Bommarillu (2006) - Hasini
Happy (2006) - Madhumati
Sachein (2005) - Shalini (as Harini)
Naa Alludu (2005)
Subhash Chandra Bose (2005) - Anitha
Sye (2005)
Samba (2004) - Sandhya
Masti (2004) - Bindya
Satyam (2003) - Ankita
Boys (2003) - Harini (as Harini)
Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) - Anju (as Genelia)