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Freida Pinto: Highest paid actress in India

Freida Pinto, the star in the Oscar-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire , has leaped ahead of her Indian rivals to become the highest paid actress in Bollywood, a news report said.

Following the success of Slumdog, which took home eight Oscars [Images] and whose worldwide box office receipts so far are estimated at over $ 270 million, the Indian model-turned-actress has landed a series of lucrative roles with top directors, including Woody Allen and Julian Schnabel.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, she has pushed ahead of her colleagues Kareena Kapoor , Katrina Kaif and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, to become the highest paid actress in India.

Freida is currently in Israel to shoot for a new film that focuses on the interwoven lives of a Israeli and Palestinian women from the early years of the state through the early 1990s.

The British daily, quoting sources close to the Indian star, said her earnings have now topped 2 million pounds.

‘Freida is fast reaching the top status in the international arena. The actress’ projects with big filmmakers like Woody Allen have helped her join a league which no other Indian actress has achieved so far,’ said a film analyst.

‘Freida can’t be compared to Aishwarya because we’re not pitching her as an Indian girl in international films. Freida is a true global face,’ Anirban Das, CEO of her management company, was quoted as saying in the report.

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Shweta Tiwari – Showtime Magazine (March 2009)

Shweta Tiwari(Prerna) wears typical two piece Indian Bikini for the cover of Showtime magazine for the month of March 2009. Shweta Tiwari is a popular Indian Television actress. She played the role of Prerna in Balaji Telefilms’s popular soap Kasautii Zindagii Kay aired on an Indian television channel STAR Plus, for which she has received a few awards too. She has done several commercial advertisements, dance shows, plays and cameos in other Indian soaps. She is now also growing as a bhojpuri film actress.Check out some exclusive scans of Shweta Tiwari from Showtime Magazine.

Charming Preeti Jhangiani | Peppy Item Number in Tejam

Preeti Jhangiani in a peppy item number for Tejam — The popular Nirma Sandal girl & bollywood actress Preeti Jhangiani is all set to recreate her charm on Telugu screen by tapping her feet for a special item number in ‘Tejam’ produced by Rajasekhar on Sun Rays Entertianments banner.

Preeti’s first stint in Telugu filmdom was in ‘Thammudu’ (1999). ‘Narasimha Naidu’ is just another popular film of her in Tollywood. After appearing in many inconspicuous roles she is now hoping to create a mark with ‘Tejam’ through this peppy song.

Featuring eight heroes and a heroine, the film completed ninety percent of the talkie and all the songs except the current song. The audio will hit the stands soon, while the movie will be ready for release by the end of April.

Malaika Arora lights up Good Housekeeping

Malaika Arora seems to have discovered the fountain of youth and she has locked it up behind iron doors.
The model-cum-actress looks refreshingly fresh and young on the cover of Good Housekeeping, but we do wonder if she ever gets her soft hands dirty doing much housekeeping.

What she does admit to doing, however, is balancing her two lives-personal and professional-perfectly. “You can be romantic parents, too, and not always as a couple,” she says in an interview to the magazine. “Now, Arhaan [her son] completes us”.

And if Malaika waxing eloquent on parenthood is not enough reason for you to pick up a copy, then let us tell you that she also spills SOME of her secrets on how to be ‘naturally gorgeous’!

Minisha Lamba