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Well, all of us go gaga over these top Bollywood beauties namely Katrina Kaif, Sunny Leone, Nargis Fakhri etc. But how many of us even know that these gorgeous women are not citizens of India. For the matter of fact, their nationality does not really matter because they have all the charm and talent to mesmerize the audiences with their Desi style and also the counterparts. Agree?

Let’s have a look at a few of these most popular foreign Bollywood bueaties.

Katrina Kaif

The Smitha Patil Memorial Award winner Katrina Kaif, was actually born in Britain and her real name is Katrina Turquotte. Katrina’s dad is a British businessman of Kashmiri decent. But he never had much influence on Kat as her parents divorced when she was young.

Though Katrina’s career in Bollywood started with a disastrous debut in the Big B starrer Boom, she made it to the list of the most popular heroines in India. Katrina is now a part of a few of the highest grossing movies at the box office in Bollywood.

Kat last starred in Baar Baar Dekho opposite handsome hunk Sidharth Malhotra and will next be seen alongside Ranbir Kapoor in Jagga Jasoos.

Sunny Leone

Bollywood bombshell Sunny Leone born Karenjit Kaur Vohra, has Sikh Punjabi parents but she was born and brought up in the Canada. Sunny initially joined the adult film industry at a very young age and has received immense fame leading to a very crucial role in the film The Virginity Hit which was produced by Will Ferrell.

Sunny’s thrust for Bollywood was through television. She began it with the red carpet reporting for Video Music Awards followed by contesting in Bigg Boss 5. Sunny Leone’s movie career in Bollywood began with Jism 2 in the year 2012, and the rest is history.

Sunny Leone was last seen in the item number “Laila Main Laila” from Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and is currently hosting MTV’s “Splitsvilla.”

Amy Jackson

There is nobody who would not know Amy Jackson, having acted in not only Bollywood but also in South Indian Films. Amy leaves no way to conquer the hearts of the Indian movie lovers. Being a British model, Amy was first spotted by A.L. Vijay, a Tamil film director who featured her in his film Madrasapattinam opposite Arya. The movie was critically acclaimed and also a commercial success. 

Amy’s entry into Bollywood was Ekk Deewana Tha , directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon. Amy is now one of the most popular stars in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film industries. She is currently a part of the India’s most awaited film 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

Jacqueline Fernandez

The most bubbly and cute Jacqueline is Bahrain-born and won the Miss Universe title in Sri Lankan, is undoubtedly one of the busiest actresses in Bollywood. She has at least three film releases in a year.

Jacqueline started as a model has also studied theater under Barry John. She made her Bollywood debut in 2009 with the  fantasy flick Aladin and went on to act in many blockbusters.

Jacqueline was last seen in A Flying Jatt opposite Tiger Shroff and will make her Hollywood debut with According to Matthew.

Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri, the popular American model was born to a Pakistani father and a Czech mother in New York and was a participant in “America’s Next Top Model.” Nargis was featured as a Kingfisher Calendar girl, because of which she got the opportunity to act with Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar directed by Imtiaz Ali.

Nargis was last seen in Banjo opposite Riteish Deshmukh and will next be seen in 5 Weddings pairing with Rajkummar Rao.

Elli Avram

It is a very old connection that Elli Avram has got with Bollywood. The Swedish-Greek girl was a member of the popular Paradesi Dance Group who used to perform for top Hindi songs all over Scandinavia. She had a decent fan base in Sweden for acting in a crime drama flick  Förbjuden Frukt. It was in India that Elli Avram became a huge star.

Though Elli’s debut in Bollywood was with Mickey Virus, alongside Manish Paul in 2013, she became popular for being the contestant of the famous reality show Bigg Boss. Elli was last seen in Jolly LLB 2 opposite the National Award winner Akshay Kumar.

Lauren Gottlieb

Lauren Gottlieb was basically an American dancer who made her mark in the US even before she debuted in Remo D’Souza ‘s Any Body Can Dance (ABCD,) in the year 2013. Lauren participated in the popular reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Season 6 and ended up being a runner up with the choreo-partner Punit Pathak which made her one of the most loved dancers and also an actor in India simultaneously.

Lauren acted in films like Welcome to Karachi, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and ABCD 2. She was last seen in Ambarsariya.

Claudia Ciesla

Claudia Ciesla is a Polish-German model and actress who was the brand ambassador of the Lovely Professional University, which has honored her with the title of “New promising foreign face in India.” Claudia made her debut in Hollywood with the film Karma (2008,) which was a psychological thriller.

Bigg Boss usually happens to be a very good platform to showcase one’s talent, Claudia had seen the limelight with Bigg Boss 3. She was also a part of “Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout,” in which she was the first runner up.

Claudia has acted in the Punjabi film Yaar Pardesi and has been a part of many item songs in Bollywood films.

Giselli Moneiro

Giselli Moneiro is a Brazilian model who began her career at the age of 17. Her looks attracted Imitiaz Ali, which made him cast her in his Love Aaj Kal co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor. She played a role of a Punjabi girl which was one of the main roles in the film.

Giselli was also seen in Always Kabhi Kabhi. Ironically, she stopped acting since then and is currently pursuing her architecture degree, as she seems to have lost interest for films.

Barbara Mori

Barbara Mori, the Mexican-Uruguayan actress began her career as a model at the age of 14. It was Hrithik Roshan’s Kites that made Barbara a popular face to Indians. She played the role of a Mexican woman who happens to fall in love with Hrithik. However, this Mexican actress has not acted in any other Bollywood film since then.

She has appeared in Namrata Singh Gujral’s documentary, where she spoke about her experiences as a cancer survivor.

Antonia Bernath

Antonia Bernath is an English actor and singer who made her Bollywood debut with Kisna: The Warrior Poet in which she played Catherine who grew up in India during the freedom struggle.

Despite getting a great appreciation for the film Antonia has stopped acting in Indian films since then. She has acted in many British productions though and was last seen in “Dowbton Abbey” last season.

Erika Kaar

Erika Kaar is a Polish actress, who is known for her role in the famous BBC series “The Passing Bells.” However, for the Bollywood moviegoers, she will remain to be Olga of Shivaay. Bollywood still talks about the chemistry between Erika and Ajay Devgan.

Rachel Shelley

Rachel Shelley is an English actress and model who was a part of the Oscar – nominated film Lagaan which also starred Aamir Khan. Rachel played the role Elizabeth, sister of a British commanding officer.

Since Lagaan, Rachel has not acted in any Bollywood films but has had a successful career internationally. She played the role of Rumpelstiltskin’s wife in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.”

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Mere Gully Mein Song From Gully Boy Out Now

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A little while ago, the makers of Ranveer Singh’s and Alia Bhatt’s next film, Gully Boy, dropped a brand new song from the film, called Mere Gully Mein! While the previous song, Apna Time Aayega, has practically become a war cry of sorts, the new song is being called a “dhamaka!”

Composed by rappers Divine and Naezy, Mere Gully Mein has Ranveer Singh’s and Siddhant Chaturvedi’s characters in the lead roles. A rap battle of sorts with some really intense lyrics, this new song is definitely one for the golden ages. Listen to the song here and now!

The new song talks about how music can help any one get through life. With the lyrics being supervised by Divine, the song sees Ranveer’s growth as a professional rapper! Just a couple of days before the entire album track is scheduled to drop, the team is making everyone’s heart beat faster with each new song.

Gully Boy brings to life the story of Divine and other rappers from Mumbai, who, through their rap songs, talk about what life is like for those without privileges. Primarily mapping the growth of Divine’s journey of becoming one of the most famous rappers in India, this movie has quite an intriguing story to tell.

Directed by Zoya Akhtar (known for making films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do,) Gully Boy stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhanth Chaturvedi and Kalki Koechlin in key roles. Easily one of the most awaited movies of the year, Gully Boy is scheduled to release on the 14th of February this year!

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Total Dhamaal Trailer Is Finally Here!

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Total Dhamaal, easily one of the most anticipated films of this year, finally has a trailer to its name. Part three of the Dhamaal series, this new part has practically all the members from the original cast, with a good number of new faces thrown into the mix! What makes the movie so much more exciting is, it brings together the extremely famous pair of Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, after almost 26 years!

Although the first two parts of this film had Sanjay Dutt playing the lead role, this new installment is going to focus on Ajay Devgn, who is going to make his Dhamaal debut! The almost three minutes long trailer seems to draw large influences from the popular Hangover series. Further, the trailer also gives one an insight into all the different characters we can expect from the film. From Johnny Lever, to Madhuri Dixit, to Anil Kapoor and to Ajay Devgn, every actor’s character is brought to the front. Watch the trailer here!

 

Here’s a little tit bit which will make you all the more excited for the film to hit the screens. Remember Crystal, the monkey from the Hangover series? There’s a still from the trailer which shows her on Ajay Devgn’s shoulder! Nostalgic or what? One of the other things which makes one want to watch this movie is when Ajay Devgn is shown walking the ramp with a lion by his side! Promising to be one of the wildest parts of the Dhamaal series, this trailer has definitely made waiting for the movie even harder than it already was. The trailer promises to be an adventurous ride which is quite unlike the other two films. To make matters all the more exciting, A ride in the desert, hints at the search for a hidden treasure and all the animals make the wait for Total Dhamaal all the more exciting! The trailer also shows us glimpses of Sonakshi Sinha’s cameo in the film as Ajay Devgn and she are all set to recreate Helen’s song, Mungda!

Directed by Indra Kumar, Total Dhamaal stars Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Mishra and Boman Irani. With a mixture of the old and the new, this Indra Kumar directorial promises to be a wild, wild ride. Total Dhamaal is scheduled to hit the screens on 22nd February this year, so mark your calendars and watch it on the first day!

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Underrated Bollywood Movies From The Past

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Be it big ticket Bollywood movies which become superhits or underrated movies which become instant failures, the world of Bollywood is a coin with two sides. While the ones with major star casts and drama are always remembered, it is always the smaller fish in the fry which are often forgotten. On a Friday like today, here’s taking a look at some of the best movies in Bollywood which are underrated!

1. Masaan

Released in the year 2015, Masaan follows two people dealing with different forms of death and eventually end up meeting. Richa Chadha’s character mourns the death of her boyfriend, while Vicky Kaushal’s character is part of a family who burns funeral pyres for a living. While both the stories are intense on their own, they bring together a beautiful story when they finally meet. A beautiful story which essentially brings to life the fact that misery loves company, Masaan was sorely underrated when it released.

2. Ankhon Dekhi

Directed by Rajat Kapoor and released in the year 2013, Ankhon Dekhi tells the story of a man who once has an “ah ha” moment and decides he will only believe that which he sees with his own eyes. Following the story of the patriarch of a middle class Delhi family, the movie talks about how even if you have lived life a certain way, there are certain moments when you should change the way you see the world. Ankhon Dekhi lacks the drama and intensity of a blockbuster, but is definitely a film for the ages.

3. Stanley Ka Dabba

Stanley Ka Dabba, a movie which will move even the Grinch of Christmas to tears, brings to life the heart wrenching story of a boy who yearns to eat lunch with his classmates. While on the one hand, the film brings to life the story of not just Stanley, Stanley Ka Dabba also talks of the mean principal who doesn’t let children enter the school unless they bring their own lunch boxes. Drawing parallels from two people virtually after the same thing, this particular Amol Gupte directorial saves the suspense to the very end!

4. Titli

Released in 2015, Titli tells the story of how two people are brought together in a weird combination of fate and who work together to change the course of their life. In a weird twist of sorts, Titli, the youngest member of a mafia family, is married off against his wish. However, as luck would have it, his wife, Neelu, is just as adamant as him to escape this lifestyle and together, the two work to create a story of their own! A beautiful tale of finding love through all adversity, Titli tells an inspiring story and unfortunately, not enough credit went its way.

5. Shaitan

An Anurag Kashyap directorial, Shaitan talks about what happens when you are rich and have too much time on your hands. Quite like Anurag Kashyap’s other films, this particular movie is also dark, gritty, chaotic and extremely realistic. Perhaps one of the reasons this movie did not get the recognition it deserves is because of how casually the whole concept of violence was portrayed! However, what works for Shaitan is, it tells a realistic story and is very to the point!

6. Margarita With A Straw

Bringing to life the story of a bisexual woman (played by Kalki Koechlin,) Margarita With A Straw talks about how society finally accepts love in all forms. A coming of age movie, the film’s story works because the protagonist rediscovers who she is as a person! Despite being so well, one of the things which work against this particular movie is, it has way too many elements in it, making it hard to focus on one particular point!

7. Dasvidaniya

A Shashant Shah directorial, Dasvidaniya answers a simple question: what would you do if you had only a few days left to live? With Vinay Pathak playing the role of a man with only 3 months to live, the movie talks about how he comes to term with the hand life dealt him. Making a list of everything he wants to do before he dies, Vinay Pathak plays the role to perfection. While the story may was told really well, what didn’t work for the film was the fact the story didn’t come with a neatly packaged perfect ending.

While not all films need to be told or made a certain way, these films proved, even with no mass produced drama, a good story always works. What’s your favourite underrated movie? Comment and let us know!

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Why Cheat India Review And First Day Box Office Expectations

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Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary

Director: Soumik Sen

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Why Cheat India tells the story of Rakesh Sharma (Emraan Hashmi,) who runs a business wherein he uses  loopholes in the Indian education system and scams people. How? By hiring bright boys from an underprivileged background and getting them to write exams for the rich and privileged. Sharma has a simple goal: to help improve the lives of those who don’t have enough to make ends meet by making money from those who can afford to pay for proxy writers. Based on the life of Sattu, a boy who falls prey to Sharma’s plans, Why Cheat India takes one on a gripping journey of how people without privilege lived their lives.

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Innocence and desperation are perhaps two of the most vulnerable traits people have and when exploited, there is a lot to be gained by the person exploiting the others. Emraan Hashmi’s Why Cheat India, draws parallels for this story from these situations, where opportunists like Rakesh know from where they can make the most money. A slimy businessman with his own set of morals, Rakesh plays both sides of the  law in a way which ensures he is safe and protected, no matter what.

A daunting and gripping tale, Why Cheat India is the story not of a hero, but an anti hero who brings to life the various levels of corruption and crime which exist in our education system. A movie about the ultimate mafia (who quite literally controls the future of people’s life) of education, this particular Soumik Sen directorial is a story which needed to be told. Based in the slightly more backward areas of India (Janpur, Kota and Jhansi, for example,) Rakesh’s scams are in use the most here because of the sheer amount of pressure there is on the students to become engineers, doctors or MBA graduates.

However, while the plot is unique and storytelling is to the point, there are a few things which don’t make sense. A glaring hole with regard to Sharma’s past life makes one question his intentions of setting up this business and Sattu’s blind adoration for Rakesh seems a bit far fetched. All in all, with some brilliant performances by all the leads, Sen’s Why Cheat India tells the story of a flawed system and makes one question the integrity of the education system in India.

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The Best Of Sidharth Malhotra, On His Birthday

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Sidharth Malhotra, one of the most talented and good looking actors in the industry, entered the world of Bollywood with a lot of talent and no godfather. While not a lot of people thought the man could make his presence felt for too long, the actor proved time and time again that he was here to stay. As the actor turns a year older, here’s taking a look at all the amazing movies he was a part of so far.

1. Student of the Year

Karan Johar quite literally pulled the rabbit out of the hat by introducing Sidharth Malhotra in this particular movie. With not one, but two star kids making their debut in this film, one wouldn’t have thought a new face could sustain the immense pressure, right? Wrong. Sidharth Malhotra held his own weight by playing a role where he brought to life the story of a man who wasn’t surrounded with luxury. Definitely a noteworthy beginning for a newbie in the industry!

2. Ek Villain

A romantic thriller and Sidharth Malhotra’s third film in Bollywood, the actor more than proved his worth in this particular movie. Not only did he gain appreciation for his role in the film from the loyal and growing audience, he also earned a soft spot in the hearts of the critics. A bold choice for one to make while still fresh in the industry, Sidharth played the role of a gangster who avenges the murder of the love of his life. As his third movie in Bollywood, Sidharth did true justice to this role.

3. Kapoor and Sons

Another brilliant performance Sidharth showed through his performance in this star studded film that he wasn’t a typecast actor. Playing the role of a son not so favoured by his parents, this particular movie saw Sidharth shine in a character which was otherwise hard to play. With the right elements of intensity, drama and creativity, Sidharth Malhotra brought to the screen all his talents in a glorious manner!

4. Hasee Toh Phasee

Unlike his previous films, Hasee Toh Phasee saw Sidharth Malhotra play a pivotal role all the way through the film. Appreciated for his well timed humour, his ability to switch between serious and comic roles in a second and for his dialogue delivery, Hasee Toh Phasee was Sidharth Malhotra all the way through! To make things better, his chemistry with Parineeti Chopra was on point and endearing, making us believe in happily ever afters despite all the twists and turns.

5. Aiyaary

Aiyaary saw Sidharth Malhotra move away from the yearning for love kind of roles he did in the past. Playing the role of an officer on the other side of the tracks, Aiyaary could be termed as Sidharth’s turning point. While the film did not do as well as expected, it was Sidharth’s acting and attention to script which made the film a good watch.

6. Ittefaq

Not many actors can do the switch between romantic comedies and a crazy killer as well as Sidharth Malhotra did. With Ittefaq, the two characters he played through the film were quite a treat to watch. Ittefaq was one the most intense films of which Sidharth was a part. Not only did the movie become the most critically acclaimed films of 2017, it was also mentioned as Sidharth Malhotra’s best performance to date! We certainly agree with that statement!

With so many interesting roles being played in such a short time, Sidharth Malhotra’s Bollywood journey is anything but ordinary. Here’s wishing for more such great performances from the actor. Happy birthday, Sidharth Malhotra!

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