Freida Pinto May Head to Bollywood, Katrina Kaif Has Her Hands Full | Jan. 2 – 6, 2012
Actress Freida Pinto may be headed to Bollywood later this year, and Archie Panjabi’s hit series “The Good Wife” is up for yet another award. And on the other side of the world, porn star Sunny Leone is hoping to make it as Bollywood actress while celebrity couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan may be headed down the aisle a soon.
Panda Wants Pinto International actress Freida Pinto may be headed back to India soon for a role in director Nila Madhab Panda’s new film. Panda, who hopes to snag Pinto, Richard Gere and two top Bollywood actors for the cast, wants the film to be a tri-cultural story. If Pinto takes the role, this will be her first time working for an Indian director. Shooting for the film is set to begin around October. [Times of India]
Good News for “Good Wife” Archie Panjabi’s wildly successful show, “The Good Wife,” has been nominated for Best Drama at the Producers Guild of America Awards. Panjabi plays the role of law firm snoop and tough-talking bisexual Kalinda Sharma in the series. In August, Panjabi took home an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. [SheWired]
Here Comes the Bride Over in Bollywood, those anxiously waiting for celebrity couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan to tie the knot won’t have to wait as long as originally planned. The couple, who said they would have their wedding immediately after the release of “Agent Vinod”, finished up filming early on Dec. 24. Director Sriram Raghavan says film will be released on Mar. 23. [Hindustan Times]
A Woman of Many Talents Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone is looking to make the switch from adult entertainment to Bollywood. Leone, who had a brief TV stint on the reality show “Bigg Boss 5″, supposedly already has a role in Mahesh Bhatt’s new film “Jism 2″. It has also been rumored that Leone will be working with Salman Khan on his next film. [Hindustan Times]
Fully Booked 2012 will be an extremely busy year for Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif. She will begin shooting this month for Yash Chopra’s untitled romantic film alongside Shah Rukh Khan. Along with shooting, she will meet to discuss details on the “Dostana” sequel with Abishek Bachchan and John Abraham. And in April, Kaif will begin shooting the “Dhoom 3″ with Aamir Khan. [Hindustan Times]
Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at Divanee.com.