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Bollywood Does Southall, Hits and Awards

Raj&Pablo | 14:00 UK time, Friday, 28 January 2011

Bollywood has started this year with a bang - WHO KILLED JESSICA  - has done really well; YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA has the cash registers ringing world wide and DHOBI GHAT is set to more than recoup its investment.

The big buzz in town this week is the beginning of the promotions for Nikhil Advani’s PATIALA HOUSE.  Starring Akshay Kumar, Anoushka Sharma , Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia it’s Bollywood’s look at 2nd and 3rd generation Asians growing up in Southall.  Akshay Kumar plays a Southall lad at a crossroads – should he continue his pursuit of becoming a cricketer or follow in his father’s footsteps?  The music is already a big hit and the track LAUNGDA LASHKARA moved up a massive 22 places to number 2 in the Official Asian Download Chart - will it claim one of our favourites, Sheila Ki Jawani’s, crown this week?

The legendary Dharmendra is over the moon with the success of YPD and is in talks for a sequel as well as considering releasing his poetry this year. On family, the legend  is looking forward to the release of TELL ME OH KHUDHA which sees him sharing screen time with daughter Esha Deol – he plays her long lost dad in the movie produced by his wife Hema Malini.  Let's hope the lucky streak continues as Esha Deol has devoted all her energies into this movie.

On Saturday we take a look at this week’s big release – DIL TO BACCHA HAI JI – and will be joined by EMRAAN HASHMI and director MADHUR BHANDARKAR.  This will be Madhur’s first ever romantic comedy all about three guys – Ajay Devgun, Emraan Hashmi and Omi Vaidya and their trials and tribulations in love.  Madhur, who is known for his hard hitting movies like Chandni Bar, Page 3 and Fashion, is on fine form as the initial reviews have been very positive. Find out more on Saturday’s Show!

India’s fourth highest civilian honours - The Padma Shri’s were announced and Bollywood featured heavily with honours bestowed to Kajol, Irfan Khan and the loveable diva Usha Uthup.  We adore Usha, who can be heard crooning in her delicious tones in “Darling” from the forthcoming Priyanka Chopra starrer “7 KHOON MAAF” .  The song is on repeat play for us so do check it out..

Talking about awards we are all geared up for this weekend’s Filmfare Awards.  It's going to be a night of glitz n' glam and jhatkha matkha numbers as the Bollywood Industry celebrates the best of 2010.  Make sure you join us on Sunday’s Show as we get reactions, thrills and spills as soon as we go on air in the morning !

Here’s a reminder of the main nominations – who do you want to win?


Band Baaja Baaraat
My Name Is Khan
Peepli Live



Abhinav Kashyap (Dabaang)
Karan Johar (My Name Is Khan)
Manish Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat )
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Guzaarish)
Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan)



Ajay Devgan (Once Upon A Time In Mumbai)
Hrithik Roshan (Guzaarish)
Salman Khan (Dabaang)
Shah Rukh Khan (My Name Is Khan)
Ranbir Kapoor (Raajneeti)



Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Guzaarish)
Anushka Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat )
Kajol (My Name Is Khan)
Kareena Kapoor (Golmaal 3)
Vidya Balan (Ishqiya)

Catch us this weekend from 9am, and remember...


Raj&Pablo xx


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