Tuesday, June 29, 2010

B'wood's patriotic songs

Here's a look at some of greatest patriotic songs from B'wood, as a tribute to mark the Independence Day.

Rang De Basanti: The title track of the film 'Rang De Basanti' evoked just the kind of fervour and patriotic spirit, that infused the youth and evoking in them the feeling of patriotism.
Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo: The song sung by Lata Mangeshkar commemorates the Indian soldiers who died during the Sino-Indian War. The song stands as a rhythym most people have grown up humming. From the simplicity of the lyrics to the catchy tune and the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, everything in the track makes it a classic hit.
Yeh Jo Desh Hai Tera: The song from the movie 'Swades' epitomises the sense of belonging one has for the motherland. The track has been composed and sung by Golden Globe winner A R Rahman.
I Love My India: With lyrics by Anand Bakshi and music by Nadeem Shravan, the song 'I Love My India' from the Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Pardes' makes for an awesome new-age 'desh bhakti' song.
Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet: On being asked to sing a song on his visit to the US, the character of Bharat, played by veteran actor Manoj Kumar sang 'Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet' in the film 'Purab Aur Pashim'. Dealing with the East-West divide, the song marvelously invoked the sense pride for the motherland.
Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai: One of greatest songs to capture patriotic fervour is 'Bharat Humko Jaan Se' from the film 'Roja'. The track has again been composed by A R Rahman.
Mera Rang De Basanti Chola: This song from the film, 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh' went back and reinvoked the spirit of freedom in a post-independent era. The song was sung by Sonu Nigam.
Maa Tujhe Salaam: A R Rahman's rendition of 'Maa Tujhe Salaam' is rated as one of the greatest contemporary patriotic tracks.
Kar Chale Hum Fida: This song penned by Kaifi Azmi and picturised on Dharmendra and Priya Rajvansh in the film 'Haqeekat' presented the anguish of a soldier in the backdrop of the Sino-Indian war.
Har Karam Apna Karenge Aye Watan Tere Liye: Nothing can beat the profound lyrics of 'Har Karam Apna Karenge Aye Watan Tere Liye', from the film 'Karma'. The music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Sexy Bikini Babes

Let's check out Hollywood's hot babes flaunting their sexy bodies...

Lady Gaga shows her wild side in this bikini. (Photo/AFP Relaxnews)
Paris Hilton at her unusual best. (Getty Images/Lee Celano)
Brooke Hogan star of VH1 reality show 'Brooke Knows Best', in a perfect erotic number. (Getty Images/Alexander Tamargo)
Lindsay Lohan is out to woo many in her sexy bikini wear. (Getty Images/Jamie McCarthy)
Bethenny Frankel in her bright bikini looks hotter than ever. (Getty Images/Dimitrios Kambouris)
Kim Kardashian all sets to leave her impression in black bikini. (Getty Images/John Parra)
Dita Von Teese's retro style performance in her stylish bikini makes her look sexier. (REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico)
The Victoria girl even at 40, Heidi Klum is able to well display bikinis. (Getty Images/Kevin Mazur)
Britney in a playful mood! (Getty Images/Patrick Riviere)
Coco looks hot in this red bikini. (Getty Images/Arnaldo Magnani)
Kristin Cavallari is in a full mood to have fun. (Getty Images/Rebecca Sapp)
Audrina Patridge flaunts her body at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. (Getty Images/Denise Truscello)
Marisa Miller appeared in every Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2002 to 2008, and she's the face of the Victoria's Secret 2009 swimwear collection too. (Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez in white number looks more hot and sensuous. (Getty Images/Barry King)
Sienna Miller sets the ramp on fire as she showcases her bikini. (Getty Images/Nick Harvey)
Claudia Jordan looks prettier with this number designed by Sonia Vera. (Getty Images/Arnold Turner)

B'wood's exotic item girls

Let's take a look at some sexy firangs who have been part of our B'wood movies…

Brande Roderick- 'USA Vich LA': She is the 'Baywatch Babe' who did an item number in 'Out of Control'.
Kylie Minogue- 'Chiggy Wiggy': This sensation singer made us dance to the tunes of 'Chiggy Wiggy' in the movie 'Blue'. (Getty Images/Barry King)
Bruna Abdullah- 'Rehem Kare': A former VJ, Bruna Abdullah got a chance to shake her leg in the movie 'Cash' for the song 'Rahem Kare'. (Pic: Maxim)
Yana Gupta- 'Babuji': The item girl won many fans with her sexy moves in the song 'Babuji'. (Pic: Maxim)
Rosa Catalano- 'Jaane Kyon Jaaneman': The Italian beauty and Saif's ex-girlfriend in the movie 'Shaurya'.
Negar Khan- 'Ishq Khudai': This Norwegian beauty made some steamy appearances in numerous item songs in Bollywood.
Samantha Fox- 'Traffic Jam': One of the first firangs to have done an item number in Bollywood. (Getty Images/Peter Barry)
Tata Young- 'Dhoom Dhoom': Thailand's pop queen Tata Young made men go crazy with her 'Dhoom Macha De Dhoom'.
Mayte Garcia- 'Deedar De': You couldn't have missed this Puerto Rico-born babe performing on a song in the movie 'Dus'.
Maria Gomez- 'Neeyat': This Brazilian model became famous after her debut appearance in 'Teen Patti'.
Jelena Jakovljevic- 'Dupatta Beimaan Re': The Serbian model made an appearance in a sizzling dance number in the movie 'Popkorn Khao Mast Ho Jayo'.
Lucy Bartholomew- 'Laila Laila': This Irish dancer appeared in the film 'Samay-When Time Strikes'
Vida Samdzai- 'Khatti Meethi': Miss Afghanistan 2003, Vida Samadzai created uproar with her roles in the movies like 'Black & White', 'Runway' and 'Dhoom Dharaka'. But, her most talked about song was the pole-dance number 'Khatti Meethi' in 'Acid Factory'. (BCCL/Sachin Gokhale)

Celebs who love 'Yoga'

Let's take a look at some of the celebs who are yoga buffs..

Shilpa who released her own yoga DVD 'Shilpa's Yoga; believes that the Indian discipline helps keep her mind, body and soul fit.(Source: Shilpa's Yoga, Shemaroo)
For health conscious dusky diva Bipasha Basu, yoga is the perfect way to shape your body and mind.
Self-proclaimed 'Yoga Devotee' Jennifer Anistion gives credit to her daily yoga session for her mental and physical fitness. (Getty Images/Mark Mainz)

An enthusiast and practitioner of 'Power Yoga' Kareena Kapoor believes that its the natural way to keep fit for life.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen used 'Anusara Yoga' to stay lean, flexible, and calm during her pregnancy. (Getty Images)
Known for her lithesome body, Sameera has made yoga an important part of her fitness regime.
Rani Mukherjee believes in yoga to maintain her delicate curves.
Known for her knockout body Jenny McCarthy practiced 'Bikram Yoga', a series of 26 poses, three or four times a week to be more firm, lean and flexible. (Getty Images/Angela Weiss)

Madonna practices 90 minute sessions of Ashtanga yoga every day! No wonder that the singing diva has successfully kept ageing on hold.(Getty Images/George Napolitano)
Aside from her detox dieting Gwyneth Paltrow, also does yoga six days a week, which makes her feel much better and rejuvenated. (Getty Images/Andrew H.Walker)

'World's Most Powerful Celebs'

Check out this year's Forbes' celebrity power list...

Oprah Winfrey has topped Forbes magazine's list of the 'World's Most Powerful Celebrities' this year. She earned an estimated $ 315 million, putting her atop the annual Forbes' Celebrity 100 list for the fourth time.

Hot on her heels, singer Beyonce Knowles, 28, who climbed two spots this year to No. 2, raking in $87 million this year. Her global tour alone grossed more than $85 million from 90-plus concerts. (REUTERS)
Director James Cameron came in at number 3 this year. Thanks to his hugely successful 3D movie Avatar, which made $2.7 billion - making it the highest-grossing film ever. (REUTERS)
New York entertainer Lady Gaga at number 4 was the list's highest-ranked newcomer and earned $62 million last year.  (REUTERS)
Golfer Tiger Woods kept his high standing despite sensational reports of his extra-marital affairs, maintaining the number 5 position and raking in $105 million even after taking a six-month break from the game. (REUTERS)
Pop singer Britney Spears has been ranked as the sixth most powerful celebrity with an annual earning of $64 million.

Irish rock band 'U2' placed at seventh rank in Forbes' magazine's most powerful celebrity with the earning of $130 million. (REUTERS)
Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, whose cheating husband kept her in the tabloid limelight, soared from last year's 92nd spot to be this year's number 8, with $56 million in earnings. (REUTERS)
The sexy actor Johnny Depp who was voted last year as the most sexiest man alive, has made it to the ninth position of the most powerful celebrities list by Forbes with an earning of $75 million. (REUTERS)
Singer Madonna fell seven positions from her 2009 spot to round out the top 10 with $58 million in earnings. (REUTERS)

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