Mindy Kaling Releases Highly-Anticipated Book, Lady Gaga Rocks India | Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2011

Lady Gaga poses with actors Arjun Rampal & Shahrukh Khan in India. Photo: Twitter

Lady Gaga poses with actors Arjun Rampal & Shahrukh Khan in India. Photo: Twitter

This week in entertainment, actress Freida Pinto promoted her new film “Immortals”, while Mindy Kaling celebrated the release of her highly-anticipated new book. Over in Bollywood, Lady Gaga gave her first ever performance in India at the inaugural Formula 1 weekend in New Delhi, and superstar Shahrukh Khan celebrated his 46th birthday with family and fans.

Freida Pinto sat down for some in-depth interviews this week for Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals”. Starring alongside Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke, the actress plays Phaedra, a beautiful Greek priestess gifted with clairvoyant powers. The film is set to hit theaters Nov. 11. (Flicks and Bits)

Meanwhile, Mindy Kaling celebrated the release of her new book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)” at the Tory Burch boutique in New York. Close friends, including Samantha Ronson and designer Rachel Roy, were spotted at the launch party. (San Francisco Gate)

Padma Lakshmi was also in New York promoting the new season of her show, “Top Chef: Texas” on “The Today Show”. Lakshmi shared her healthier recipe for sloppy joes and gave a sneak peak into the drama set to unfold in the upcoming season. (MSNBC)

Over in Bollywood, Lady Gaga performed in India for the very first time at the Formula 1 opening ceremony in New Delhi. Several Bollywood A-listers came out to see the pop diva, including Shahrukh Khan, Bipasha Basu and Arjun Rampal. (Times of India)

Aside from meeting Gaga and celebrating the opening weekend collections of “Ra.One, Khan found time to celebrate his 46th birthday with his family on Wednesday. Fans crowded outside his Mumbai residence to sing a “Happy Birthday”, bearing gifts and hoping to get a glimpse of the superstar. (Times of India)

Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at Divanee.com.