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Mumbai slum demolition

Celebrity gossip: Slumdog Millionaire

On Thursday (May 14), Slumdog Millionaire’s little guy Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail had a very tough night as city workers in Mumbai bulldozed the home of the child star, along with 30 other small homes as part of the demolition of shanties in Mumbai slum. According to reports:

Azhar was asleep when a cop woke him up and told him to get out of his home. Later, his house and others around it were all destroyed.

The event happened Thursday morning when cops and city workers came as part of the “slum demolition drive,” which is common in India. Reports say that India does it to “keep crowding under control.”

Azhar explained that, “A police officer took a bamboo stick to him me, and I was frightened.”

Azhar’s mother has lived in the town for over 15 years and explained that she still had no legal right to her land.

“They didn’t give prior notice. We didn’t even get a chance to take out our belongings. I don’t know what I am going to do,” Azhar’s mother told during this hard time.

Bombay Municipal Corporations claim that they only demolished illegally built shanties and ones that were not legally owned. It was all part of a “pre-monsoon demolition drive.”

Continuing about the incident, they said, “They were removed. That is the principle,” also mentioning that those who have lived their longer than 15 years will be relocated into government-built housing.”

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Aishwarya Rai: caught all eyes

Celebrity picture: Aishwarya Rai

On Wednesday (May 13), Aishwarya Rai and handsome husband Abhishek Bachchan hit up the red carpet at the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival. The Bollywood babe looked stunning in a strapless white Roberto Cavalli train gown, that had ruched bodice and accented with Swarovski crystals, red peeptoe heels, Swarovski red box clutch, and Swarovski jewels that consisted of teardrop earrings and two rings.

Enjoy the pictures of Aishwarya Rai at the Premiere of “Up” at Cannes.

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Freida Pinto: out filming

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On Thursday (April 30), , Freida Pinto was in Jerusalem for her new film “Miral”. The “Slumdog Millionaire” hottie joins a cast under the direction of Israeli filmmaker Julian Schnable.

The story, based on Rula Jebreal’s book, follows Husseini who founded an orphanage in Jerusalem in the wake of the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel.

It is scheduled to be released in 2010.

Enjoy the pictures of Freida Pinto on the set of “Miral”.

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Freida Pinto: Cover Girl

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Slumdog Millionaire starlet Freida Pinto’s meteoric rise to fame continues and she is now on the front cover of Cosmopolitan India’s March issue.

Meanwhile, the “Slumdog Millionaire” hottie will be joining big names in Hollywood like Antonio Bandaras, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, and Anthony Hopkins in the Woody Allen’s next still-untitled film, to be shot in London, England later this year.

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Aishwarya Rai at the Berlin premiere of “Pink Panther 2”

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On Friday night (February 13), Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends the premiere of her new movie ‘Pink Panther 2′ as part of the 59th Berlin Film Festival at the Berlinale Palast in Berlin, Germany.

Miss Rai looked simply stunning as she posed alongside co-stars Steve Martin and Jean Reno at the Berlinale Palast in a flowing pink gown.

Meanwhile, prior to the movie premiere Miss Rai was spotted at the Berlin Film Festival for a photo call.

Enjoy the pictures of Aishwarya Rai .

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Aishwarya Rai at the “Pink Panther 2” photocall in Paris

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On Tuesday (February 10), Aishwarya Rai was spotted having a blast at a photo call for “The Pink Panther 2.” The Bollywood beauty queen Aishwarya Rai looked classy in her full-length black velour coat overtop a cream colored blouse and grey trousers as she posed for the paparazzi joined by her “Pink Panther 2” co-stars Steve Martin and Jean Reno. The movie hits theaters this Friday, February 6th.

Enjoy the pictures of Aishwarya Rai at the “Pink Panther 2” photocall in Paris (February 10).

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009