Monday, August 31, 2009

Secret behind Ranis great new looks

For Dil bole Haddipa Rani Mukherji’s ultra slim figure is definitely winning heart. Rani was kind of getting into that aunty look but shhh, she shut down all critics with the bikini clad look she gives in the film.

Even her yoga instructor was apprehensive about her looks. But then the disciplined Rani went of to achieve her goal.

Payal Gidwani, her yoga instructor says “I was skeptical about what I was getting myself into when I first saw Rani but.

She told me to relax and said that we would easily achieve our target. It was her discipline that got us through”.

She adds “She has a record of not missing out on a single class, to date. Earlier she would work out for five days a week, two hours each day.

Now we meet up thrice a week.” Rani Mukherji was 58 kilos last april but now she weighs 48 kgs ideal for her figure. And all this only with her strict regimen.

Here is some tip from the Kareena and Rani’s yoga instructor “I advise people to do three days of yoga and hit the gym for three days. And while in the gym, it’s preferable to do free hand exercises than pumping iron.”

I love being called sexy - Bipasha

Bollywood bombshell Bipasha Basu may be playing the deglamourised role of a housewife in her first Bengali movie but the actress says she is happy with the 'sexy' tag as a girl-next-door look never interested her.

"I love being sexy and I would be happy if people call me sexy even when I turn 100. I would love to be called a sexy grandmother.

The tag has never bothered me," Bipasha, who has been named one of the sexiest celebrities of Asia, said in an interview.

"If a woman says she does not want to be called attractive then she is foolish. I like being exclusive, the girl-next-door image has never interested me.

It is too boring," the actress, who started her Bollywood career with bold characters in "Jism" and "Raaz", says.

She, however, believes "sexiness" is not only related to having a good body. "Sexiness is not only about having a great body. It is about how you carry yourself, your confidence, your self respect, these help you look attractive. I am sexy with a mind. It is a complete package."

Katrina has returned from Italy looking noticeably different...

Katrina Kaif has come back from her recent holiday in Italy and there's something different about her. The actress who has been often voted as the sexiest actress in B-Town, returned with fuller lips than she left with.

Says a source, "Katrina has always wanted shapelier lips. She recently returned from a long holiday - almost three weeks.

During her trip to the USA for the Independence Day parade in Houston and Chicago, everyone first noticed the marked change in her appearance. Her lips were still puffy at the time, but now the swelling has vanished."

The Other Side Katrina Kaif says, "It's not true. I have not had any work done on my lips and to say that is ridiculous."

A source close to Katrina adds, "She can't afford to take any medication right now as she's on a very strong medication for her skin.

It is called Roaccutane and she's under treatment for it under Dr Neena , a cosmetologist from Mumbai, for the last six months and will be under medication for six months more.

The medicine is so strong that Katrina can't take any other medicine during this time and in fact, because Roaccutane is so harsh it gives rise to swollen, dry and chapped lips - which gives the impression as if she has done something to her lips."

What's Roaccutane? Roaccutane is a vitamin A derivative (13-cis-retinoic acid) which is administered orally in pill form, normally for 15-20 weeks (3.5-4.5 months). It was originally prescribed for people with severe acne that did not respond to other treatments, but has gained in popularity in the past 25 years.

This practice is controversial because Accutane is a serious medication and causes side effects which can be as devastating as they are widespread. Apart from severe allergy and other side effects Roaccutane can also have inflammation of the lips or cheilitis as another side effect.

Shahrukh doesn't miss Salman

It is very unlikely that Salman Khan would finish an interview without being asked about his relationship with friend turned foe Shahrukh Khan. In a recent interview Salman said that he and Shahrukh becoming friends again was out of question as Shahrukh doesn't miss him.

Being slightly sarcastic Salman said that Shahrukh was not crying over the issue and was doing well with his professional careerOn the infamous spat on Katrina Kaif's birthday bash last year Salman said that people normally do have fights and settle things.

The next morning, just that this incident was blown up and taken to a different level the next morning He added that if things were sorted out that night itself the entire scenario could have been different but he felt a patch up was not on Shahrukh's agenda.

Salman however denied that he had ever been very close to Shahrukh Khan. He candidly said that he and Shahrukh used to hang out together and did a few films together but they were never close enough to be referred to as buddies. Well Shahrukh did you hear this, perhaps you should start missing Salman and who knows the mother of all Bollywood patch ups could take place.

Mallika met Prince of Persia star Jake Gyllenhaal and Warren Beatty

Mallika Sherawat is having such a blast meeting Hollywood celebrities in Los Angeles, where she is parked, for during the post production of her film Hissss, that it doesn't look as if she's planning to come back to India anytime soon.

Hey, there! While dining with friends at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, Mallika met.

Oscar winning actor-producer-director Warren Beatty and Jake Gyllenhaal, star of the upcoming Hollywood film Prince of Persia.

Beatty and Gyllenhaal were finishing a dinner meeting when the actress, who's walked in with some of her friends saw them.

After-dinner conversation The actress who recently became first Indian actor who became an honoury citizen of Los Angeles spoke to the Hollywood actors

Says a source close to the actress, "Beatty, who is quite the ladies man said it was 'the first time' he'd ever met a Bollywood star and was especially 'thrilled to meet one. He even went on to offer Mallika advice about working in Hollywood. Gyllenhaal, currently dating actress Reese Witherspoon, was also chatted with actress about her forthcoming film, and promised to keep in touch with her." Mallika is currently living in Los Angeles in a penthouse apartment at one of the swankiest locations in Beverly Hills. She had tweeted about meeting Beatty and Gyllenhaal on the social networking website.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

SALMAN to jon The IPL League

After Shah Rukh Khan and other contemporaries, Salman Khan is next in line to leave his mark on India’s second most favourite sport. He reportedly met the IPL chairman Mr Lalit Modi to express his interest in acquiring his very own cricket team. Salman and his friends in the deal might have to choose from the three new cities that are looking for someone to own their IPL teams – Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Vishakhapatnam.

After the meeting with our original ‘Bad Boy of Bollywood’ Salman, Mr Modi was quoted by The Hindu, as saying,

“Today we had a brief meeting and I explained him how to go about with the task. I can assure you that Salman is not the only star who is thinking to buy a team. I have had around 28 queries and the list will surely go up.”

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Anything for work says Priyanka!

Priyanka who was enjoying her long deserved break from work at an unknown destination suddenly came back to dub for her forthcoming film What’s your Rashee.

Priyanka had written in her blog that she is enjoying herself at some beach which looked like the girl would do anything to continue till her holidays are over. Workaholic Priyanka had taken ill many times last month while in her busy schedule.

A source informs “The dubbing of What’s Your Rashee? was so important that Priyanka just could not refuse.

While a few of her friends who were with her on the holiday told her to take it easy, Priyanka still chose to make a hectic dash.”

Priyanka Chopra is now in Mumbai for day to complete the dubbing for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s What’s Your Rashee? Looks like the lady is all yes for work only!

I'm Not Getting Married This Year - Shilpa Shetty

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is upset over news that she is set to tie the knot with London-based businessman Raj Kundra by the year end.

She clarifies that she isn't getting married this year. "I've said before, I will make an official announcement the day my parents decide on my marriage date and I promise the press will have at least a month to celebrate the announcement.

So to set the record straight, no I'm not getting married this year. Yes, I am looking at next year, but date not decided," Shilpa posted on.

A British newspaper reported Thursday that the actress would be getting married between September and December in Britain after her father, Surendra Shetty, wrote so in an application to an Indian court.

But Shilpa has slammed the news. "I am sick and tired of people calling me to clarify after they've put it as breaking news on some channels and wasted reams of paper on concocted news articles," she said. Shilpa is also upset over the leakage of the details her father gave to the court to acquire his passport.

"My poor dad is already having a tough time every time he has to travel abroad and has to apply for his passport, and as alway it's harrowing enough for him to go back and forth every time for his passport...," she said.

Surendra Shetty's passport was reportedly confiscated after he was charged with threatening a business associate he claimed owed money to his daughter. Since then, he and his wife Sunanda have only been able to travel overseas with the court's permission, which is why he applied for the passport on the alleged pretext of Shilpa's wedding. "My dad's 67 and ageing, please let the poor man live in peace and dignity, it's annoying. I request the press to report responsibly and not make any baseless assumptions," stated Shipa.

Mallikas ideal guy to be yogi type?

Did you know who is Mallika Sherawat’s ideal guy? I'll tell you guys, he would be one who is “vegan, non-smoking yogi type:) Charming, humorous, philosophical, fit, compassionate, confident!” as she tweeted.

Huh greedy enough. Darling you are living in which age? Nobody gets an ‘all in one’ package these days. Lol. This is not all folks.

The sizzling actress has quite unusual veiws about marriage too. She tweets, "If u want2 sacrifice th admiration of many men 4 th criticism of 1, go ahead, get married.”

I guess, this is the reason why you are still single. Piggy Chops excited The sultry actress Priyanka Chopra will be donning 12 different roles in her upcoming flick, ‘What’s Your Rashee’ co-starring Hurman Baweja.

And when her film is nearing towards its release, Piggy Chops has all reasons to be excited. She quips, “What's your raashee shaping up so well..It overwhelms me sometimes when I c it..Put too much hard work into it..Will have a WYR contest soon!” Well, Piggy Chops I wish your hard work gets rewarded and you turn out to be shining as ever.

Gul Panag to meet architects? Even though we don’t see much of her on the silver screen but here’s a real busy woman. She tweets, “An impromptu session of dancing at Hawaian Shack,preceded by dinner at the Italian(dissappointing) Leela has left my high heeled feet sore.”

“Feet better. Will spend day in trainers. ( missed yoga of course, & not because of feet).Meeting with architects and then another. Eve run??” Gul, why are you meeting the architects? Be precise in your tweets from next time onwards, will ya?

Uday is busy Here’s his tweep for the day, “Looking forward to another full day of editing...just got a workout to finish and then back into the belly of the beast (my editing room).” I am happy for you Uday boy atleast you got some work. And Im also looking forward for your upcoming movie, ‘Pyaar Impossible’. I hope there’s some good work.

Imran is floored! Imran Khan who is just 1 day old in the twitterland is trying to be active on his webpage, folks. He tweets, “Active first day for me... taking off now, I have a promise to keep. Thanks for the outpouring of love, everyone. I'm floored. Seriously.” I know what promise you are talking about. Lol. (Date with sweeta Avantika?) Shhh…Did I say something? And Imran, mamu will not keep rescuing you everytime so kindly work on films that can woo us too.

Sonam Kapoor in Delhi The damsel is in Delhi for the shooting of ‘Aisha’ co-starring Abhey deol. She tweets, “Have a fitting with kalyani and pernia at dior.. All the rest of the cast arrives in the is coming as well..” Great luck yar, dior and all. Anyway, I’ve heard Aisha is the Indian adaptation of victorian novel, Emma. I'm really looking forward to that, hope you don’t lemme down.

Hansika Motwani can now legally marry

Hansika Motwani turned 18 this year on August 9. Guess what was her birthday present this time? Well, Hansika is now officially eligible to vote, which she thinks is her best birthday present so far in all these years.

Exclaims Hansika, “Birthdays have always been special. This birthday however, is special because I am 18 now and am eligible to vote. I owe a lot to my parents to inculcate the sense of responsibility for my country in me. And I am very excited to get the franchise to vote from now on.”

On asking how she spent her 18 birthday, she says, “I went to an orphanage and spent some time with the children there, and later partied with friends in the evening.” Without divulging many details about her film career she exclaims, “I have signed a film opposite Imran Khan and can’t talk much about it.

Also, I have done about 5-6 Telugu films and recently signed a Tamil film.” As far as her birthday present goes, she is all set with a new responsibility with objectivity. Well, all we can is good going Hansika.

Bipasha's 'Hatoda' secret revealed..

The gorgeous Bipasha Basu, in her earlier days in Mumbai, used to keep a hatoda (hammer) in her purse to protect herself from all danger.

She shares her story for the first time on Indian television with host Farah Khan of STAR Plus' new chat show Tere Mere Beach Mein.

On Farah quizzing her if she ever carried a weapon for defence, Bipasha says, "I used to carry a huge bag. In it was a pillow and a hammer.

After late night rehearsals and fashion shows, I would tell the taxi driver to drop me at my paying guest accommodation at Bandra.

I'm geographically challenged..I don't have a very good road sense so I'd get into the cab, take out my pillow and go to sleep. And thankfully, I never got a chance to use the hatoda."

To which Farah quips, "How sad. Achha agar hypothetically tumhe hathoda kissi pe maarna hota, to tum kahan pe maarti use? Bipasha quickly retorts, "Upar aur neeche (and laughs)!" To see your favorite stars Bipasha Basu and Shilpa Shetty, lead normal lives just like you, tune into Tere Mere Beach Mein, Sunday, August 30, from 9 to 10 pm, only on STAR Plus...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shilpa Shetty to get married very soon

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who became famous worldwide and specially UK after her win on the reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, is now all set to marry businessman Raj Kundra this autumn, which her father has revealed to the news media in an application to an Indian court.

Shilpa Shetty and her London-based Indian beau formed a successful business partnership following her appearance on the reality television show. Their business empire includes a $16.2 million (10 million pounds) stake in the Rajasthan Royals Twenty20 cricket team and a recently acquired food company. Thats a big business plan indeed.

According to Bollywood actress Shilpa’s father Surendra Shetty, the couple’s wedding plans in an application for his passport to be returned to allow him to attend the event. It was confiscated after he was charged with threatening a business associate he claimed owed money to his daughter, according to reports. Now that seems like the gateway to yet another Bollywood Gossip which we would like to reveal pretty shortly.

Shilpa’s father Surendra Shetty is accused of sending gangsters to collect a debt from sari manufacturer Pankaj Agarwal after his firm Praful Sarees failed to pay Shilpa for a modelling assignment when her Bollywood career was at a low point. Since then, Surendra Shetty and his wife Sunanda have only been able to travel overseas with the court’s permission.

In his application, Surendra Shetty informed the court the wedding would take place between September and the end of December in Britain.

Adieu my love says Deepika to beau Ranbir

Whenever Ranbir leaves town, Deepika, the earnest girlfriend, makes sure she drops her boyfriend off at the airport, so they can spend quality time together.

And the same works vice versa. It is timely intervention that Deepika, who would have actually travelled from London straight to Italy, managed two days in Mumbai. She was by Ranbir’s side when his grandmother expired.

Aishwarya dumped for Salman's girlfriend Katrina?

Bollywood heroines Aishwarya Bachchan and Katrina Kaif have one thing in common – Salman Khan.

But their relationship with the actor contrasts like fire and water now, as Ash has cut off all connections with him ever since he married Abhishek Bachchan after an ugly break up.

On the other hand, Katrina is currently seeing Salman. So, it's natural that Ash just can't take the news that Katrina has overtaken her.

It was reported that Aishwarya was stripped of her endorsement deal with a jewellery brand in favour of Katrina Kaif .

Ash just can't take that. She clarified clear and loud that she was not dropped but voluntarily backed out following complications in the company.

Aishwarya said that she chose not to renew the contract with the jewellery brand. She added that she decided not to renew.

The endorsement deal after the brand she had contract with and another jeweller that came under the brand parted ways. In fact, Aishwarya is furious at the reports that she has been dropped by various brands due to her age. She said that no one has ever dropped her. She added that she decided to stop endorsing the Cola brand post marriage, as her hubby Abhishek and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan were endorsing Cola rival brand. Well, Aishwarya sounds sensible and logical. Maybe Katrina took up what she had dumped! What do you say?

SRK has a lot on his plate

Shah Rukh Khan has a lot on his plate. Apart from My Name Is Khan, which is set to release in a few months, shooting for his films Happy New Year and Don 2 is about to start. Also, King Khan has two home productions to look forward to.

The first one will be directed by Roshan Abbas and will star Shakti Kapoor's daughter Shraddha while The other is based on the bestselling novel Zoya Factor and will be directed by Shirish Kunder.

"Though Roshan's script has been approved by SRK and pre-production work on the film is in full swing, Shirish's script still needs work," says a birdie.

"SRK wants the films to go on the floors by January but it seems unlikely with delays on the way." After Billu, King Khan doesn't want another flop!

Salman Khan dosent like to see Katrina Kaif in short clothes

Salman is not watching Katrina's films from a long time, and there's a reason behind it. Salman doesn't like Katrina wearing sexy and small clothes in the films. Perhaps he doesn't even like to see other male stars romancing her onscreen.

Salman says, "Once I saw she was wearing a really small skirt in a movie and I didn't like it. It's better to stay away from those films. I never interfere in her work anymore, as she's grown up and has good scene of choice.I just watch the promos of Katrina's films and gets the idea of what the film is about."

Sources revealed that Katrina used to ask Salman to check out a couple of her scenes due her problem with dubbing but he has stopped it now, as he doesn't want to be labelled as an aggressive boyfriend .

Aishwarya on equal footing with Katrina

In an industry where the age and marital status of an actress can matter more than her looks and talent, Aishwarya Rai has been an exception.

She has trod the road on her own terms, making little or no compromise and emerging as the most prominent international face of Bollywood.

But of late, there have been rumours that she’s getting sidelined by Katrina Kaif, whose meteoric rise to the top league of Bollywood has knocked many a pretty babe off their pedestal.

For instance, it’s believed that Ash lost an endorsement with a leading jewellery brand because of Katrina, who’s the brand’s new ambassador.

“I would like to say this loud and clear; I chose not to renew my contract with the jewellery brand,” Ash revealed to a journo at the launch of the Conquest Ceramic series of Longines watches in Hyderabad a few days back.

Clarifying further, Ash revealed that she had a contract with another brand and the said jewelers were under that brand. But once the jewelers and the brand parted ways she decided not to continue with her endorsement.

To drive her point home, Ash stressed that she’s never been dropped by any brand she’s endorsed so far. It’s she who has chosen to dissociate herself from certain brands for one reason or another.

So even as we see Katrina emerging as the new endorsement queen from Bollywood, let’s not forget Ash is not behind. Her endorsement of an international cosmetic brand has been taking her to Cannes Film Festival annually since last many years.

Katrina still has to clinch something of that proportion.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ajay Devgans unique proposal to Bipasha Basu

After the underwater proposal made by Akshay Kumar to Kareena Kapoor in ‘Kambakkht Ishq’, Ajay Devgan is all set to propose Bipasha Basu from mid-air in director Rohit Shetty’s upcoming comedy ‘All The Best’. The scene has Ajay seated in a sports car dangling 8 feet above the ground and giving out a rose to Bipasha standing on the road.

The scene being risky and difficult took two days planning and an entire day for shoot. The car, being suspended from mid air and Ajay’s need to balance his weight, there was extra precaution needed as Bipasha was standing below the car and nothing could go wrong. To add to it, it had to look completely romantic. The scene has been successfully shot.

Thankfully, everything went fine and the scene was shot during the course of a day. Besides Ajay and Bipasha, ‘All The Best’ also features Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan and Mugdha Godse. The film is set for Diwali release.

Kareena Kapoor has become very choosy; directors are worried for the dates

Among one of the glam girls of Bollywood and the cutie pie of "Chhote Nawaab", Kareena Kapoor has become very choosy and why not she has been one of the lady ruler of the tinsel world.

According to the sources, now almost all the directors who are working with 'Bebo' are facing a lot of problem due to her fussy nature during shoots. This time Sudhir Mishra is facing these problems in his forthcoming movie.

Sources also added that Kareena is not fixing shooting dates to the director. Whenever, Sudhir called her up for the shoots, she ended the call to say that she will be on the movie location when her beau Saif Ali Khan will finished up with his another flick "Agent Vinod".

Now-a-days, Bebo is enjoying her holidays with boyfriend Saif Ali Khan and Sudhir Mishra is worried for his upcoming project with Kareena Kapoor.

Sudhir set to make a political drama movie "Dhruv" with the actress. In this flick, Farhan Akhtar is going to feature opposite Kareena Kapoor.

However, director Sudhir Mishra is busy with her another upcoming, the sequel of "Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi" with Irfaan Khan and Chitrangada Singh. This flick will be on the silver screen with the name "2- days, 2- nights and a morning" for the movie buffs.

Priyanka Chopra not allowed to wear jeans (Film Snippets)

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who made a style statement with her hot pants and halter tops in 'Dostana', wasn't allowed to wear a pair of jeans at home.

The 27-year-old actress, who was brought up in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, faced these restrictions at home after returning from the US, where she had gone to do her high school.

'I wasn't allowed to wear short skirts and then my jeans were also confiscated. And my mother got 12 salwar kameez sets made for me so that I wore only those because.

When I used to go to school, guys used to follow me,' Priyanka revealed on Farah Khan's chat show 'Tere Mere Beach Mein'. But that phase is over for Priyanka who is counted among the most glamorous actresses in Bollywood today.

She will be seen with boxing champion Vijender Singh on the show on STAR Plus Saturday 9 p.m. No exercise without trainer for.

Sophie Chaudhary Sophie Chaudhary doesn't do her workout sincerely unless her gym trainer coaxes her to push her limits, says a source close to the VJ-turned-actress.

'Sophie usually gives up her workouts after a few counts. And the only one person who can push to her to do extra number of counts is her gym trainer Satish. In fact, Satish knows Sophie so well that she can't even make any excuse and wriggle out of those extra workouts. Also Satish is the only one Sophie listens to,' said the source.

Apparently Sophie was also heard saying that if she obeyed any other man the way she obeyed Satish, she would land up with a boyfriend. The actress will soon be seen in Big Picture and Maruti Picture's 'Daddy Cool'.

Nauheed Cyrusi happy playing small roles Actress Nauheed Cyrusi, best remembered for her sweet and demure looks in the song 'Piya basanti re', says she prefers small parts in movies rather than a full-fledged lead role.

'I think it doesn't make any difference if an actor is playing a tiny part in a movie. Times have changed. You don't need to be the lead heroine to be noticed. I feel it's better to play small roles in a good film rather than play a lead in a film that the audience will never go to watch,' Nauheed told IANS.

She has recently grabbed a part in Rensil D'Silva's project starring Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan and is also playing Sohail Khan's love interest in the forthcoming film 'Kissan'. Nauheed will also be seen performing daredevilry in Colors' action adventure reality show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi - Level 2', which is hosted by Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.

Katrina gets knocked down by a fan!

Katrina Kaif was interacting with her Indian fans at the Independence Day Parade held in Houston.

Miss Kaif wasn't expecting the amount of fan attention she got. Our sources tell us that a young man knocked her down in trying to reach out to her.

When asked Katrina she says, "Yes I was knocked off my feel, and I did fall but since it was a 12 year boy who was half my size, it did take me by surprise".

She carries onto saying, "I didn't mind at all. I guess it shows the force of his love for me."

Katrina Kaif is one of the most sporting stars of Bollywood who doesn't mind fans getting up close, as long as they don't get personal. "When you go for these fan interactions you can't be fastidious about people getting too close and not giving you space etc." Katrina added on saying that the fans wanted to shake hands with her, get themselves clicked and sign papers. She also stated that she loves to mingle with them and didnt mind them getting over excited, it showed how much they love her.

On the other hand, one of Bollywood's Finest Actresses, Bipasha Basu had taken great offence to a couple of security men acting over-recognizable at an Independence Day function in 2006, whereas loves the interactive strength at NRI gatherings and thinks a straight one on one with her fans is a truly exhilarating experience. Furthermore, the stunning beauty also added that both kids and the elderly reached out.

Kat didnt replace me - Ash

With her trademark smile in place, the graceful Bachchan bahu set about business, charming one and all during her recent trip to the city.

The actor glowed despite reports of suffering from swine flu. “As the head of the house, Pa voiced his concerns on his blog about my health.

He said I had flu like symptoms. Soon, word spread that I had swine flu!” said Ash when questioned about her health.

But like everything else, these rumours too were put to rest. “Pa had to then clarify that it was just a normal flu,” said Ash while accepting that the Big B’s blog is indeed quite a ‘hit’.

“For me it was Pa blogging because he was concerned and away from home at that time. But for others, it was like a confirmation of sorts that Amitabh Bachchan says Ash has the swine flu!”

Apart from shooting for Raavan, Endhiran, Guzaarish and Action Replay, Ash also has other professional commitments to honour which takes up a lot of her time. But hey, she’s not complaining. After all, she is the face of some of the most popular brands across the world. “I’ve always been very selective about the brands I endorse. There’s no rat race. Every endorsement has a story behind it. The bottomline is, I don’t like endorsing brands which are anywhere and everywhere,” explains Ash.

And what about rumours of a jewellery brand dropping her for Katrina Kaif? “I would like to say this loud and clear; I chose not to renew my contract with the jewellery brand,” affirms the actor setting the record straight. “I had a contract with another brand under which that particular jewellers came. Once they parted ways, I decided not to endorse them anymore,” she goes on to explain.

Taking the opportunity to put to rest the talk about her being dropped by other brands due to her age, Ash said, “No one every dropped me. I chose not to renew certain contracts. Like the one with the cola brand. Post marriage I decided not to endorse them anymore as Pa and Abhishek were endorsing the rival cola brand. I didn’t want any confusion in the consumer’s mind,” she quipped .

With film and endorsement offers pouring in, Ash is indeed a busy woman just like she was a few years ago. Unlike others, marriage doesn’t seem to have slowed her down. “Earlier, it was tough for a heroine to get work after marriage. Their so-called brand value would depreciate. That didn’t happen with me, as I've always aspired to push the envelope,” she explains.

But she does not take the credit for this alone. “I have to thank the professionals I’ve worked with. They were not regressive and changed with times,” she says. And unlike other contemporaries, Ash always seems pretty secure and confident of her career. “And why not?” she asks going on to add that, “Throughout my career I’ve never said things like, ‘I’m not ready for marriage now’, or ‘marriage will happen only after five or six years’. When I was ready for marriage, everybody knew. I’ve never given escapist quotes.”

But now that she is married into the first family of Bollywood, doesn’t she want to take it slow? “I have a secret pride, you know. I’ve always wanted to work after marriage and I couldn’t see why that should change after I tied the knot,” says Ash, while adding immediately, “Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not a hardcore feminist. I’m a humanist.”

The down-to-earth superstar rewinds, “I’ve had a long and wonderful journey. My photographer friends and others have pointed out that I have improved over the years.” But that did not come easy. “Earlier when a girl signed a film opposite a certain hero, it made big news. But I was not satisfied with just that, I wanted more.

There were times when I signed a film and it turned out to be something else. I then brought it something different and new to the industry that protected the rights of the heroine like the MOUs and other contractual changes.” Ask her if any of it was tough and she says, “Well I’ve constantly learnt and improved as an actor. My efforts have definitely made things a lot easier for my ilk.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sonam Kapoor Thrilled to be New Bollywood

22-year-old Sonam Kapoor is thrilled that her new movie Aisha, based on Jane Austen's Emma has such a young cast. "I thought I was one of the youngest girls in Bollywood," says Sonam.

"But when I started work on Aisha I realized almost everyone on the set is my age or even younger than I am," she explains. The cast also includes Abhay Deol.

After Aisha, Sonam moves on to a romantic comedy, I Hate Luv Stories with Imran Khan. "Both films are very different from each other," Sonam confirms.

I Hate Luv Stories is said to be a new type of love story which will surprise the audience with some unexpected twists and turns.

Meanwhile, Sonam is making an impact in the product endorsement sphere, advertising - amongst other things - solitaire diamonds.

Mont Blanc pens and L'Oreal cosmetics. "Sonam's pedigree is a huge advantage for her," says an industry source, "Another fact working for Sonam is that impressive fresh faces are in short supply right now and Sonam is constantly making news. Advertisers always look for newsworthy celebrities."

Katrina Kaif raises her price and prestige

Hot and glamorous actress Katrina Kaif is one of the fastest ascent to the top, She has agreed to do an item number in Ashtavinayak's Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar starrer, "BLUE".

Sources reaveled that Katrina has demanded and received a whopping 1.5 crore for the same. With that the much maligned item number has assumed.

A new high and also a prestigious new name- Hot and sensational dance number. Many of the top and respectable names in the industry have decided to take the plunge too.

First off the block is going to be the woman of substance, Preity Zinta, who has consented to do an item number in the Salman Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer, "Mr And Mrs Khanna".

Well, here is no matter to be surprised if more top names join the fray and agree to do (as per our new nomenclature) hot and sensational dance numbers.

When Ash was not-so-sweet to journos!

Aishwarya Rai does not seem to be in her right frame of mind these days. Is it her illness which is taking a toll on her?

Recently in a press conference, Ash was not her composed self and seemed irritated with most of the queries.

The actress felt that the SRK detention drama was blown out of proportion. She felt it was his "personal" issue.

"Some people decided to give their verdict, while others tried to be judgemental. Why this issue is dragging on and is being made a part of extensive discussion is beyond me."

Aishwarya was also upset at the insinuation over her having contracted swine flu. The lady said:

Everybody assumed I already had swine flu. Whoever started these rumours caused my phone to crash. Aishwarya was also not excited about the questions related to the delay in Raavan's shooting.

"It's a filmmaking process. Roz kuch hota hi rahta hai. However, one episode with elephant was really unfortunate. But it's really ridiculous to say that if a film director has a heart-attack, it means the film is jinxed." Oh Aishwarya! We sincerely hope that you get well soon and get back to your lovey-dovey self.

Amrita's and Priyanka designer dosti

Tinseltown generally does not have many stories of girl bonding as many of them are engaged in internal career related rivalries or sometimes even boyfriend related as their beaus suddenly get extra friendly with their competition.

But looks like Priyanka Chopra and Amrita Rao are becoming very close friends with the duo spending some quality time with one another whenever they bump into each other and are also splurging a lot of cash to buy each other expensive gifts.Now there's a good twist to the tale too.

Both have been reported to be very, very close to Shahid Kapoor with whom rumours of their affair had been the talk of the town. Again interestingly, both were introduced to each other by Hurman Baweja who was Piggy Chops' ex-boyfriend and now Amrita's good friend.

An industry source informs: "Amrita and Priyanka are bonding quite well. Amrita recently gifted Priyanka a diamante clutch as a token to celebrate the success of her recently released film Kaminey and Piggy Chops, being the friendly girl that she is, reciprocated by gifting Amrita a pair of yellow Gladiator stilettos."

The source adds: "Amrita and Priyanka were introduced to each other courtesy Hurman and they realised that they shared a lot in common. Apparently these days Priyanka's ex-beau has become good friends with Amrita. But that has not affected Priyanka and Amrita's relationship.

They are gelling very well and are also shopping for each other. Hope their friendship lasts. Not many girls who are actors have bonded big time like best friends Kareeena Kapoor and Amrita Arora and new friends Asin and Deepika Padukone." Amrita Rao confirms, "Yes, Priyanka and I have exchanged designer gifts. We both have a fetish for one particular brand. The clutch was a toast to the success of her film."

Mallika all for monogamy

The self-proclaimed Bollywood diva is presently in Los Angeles for the shooting of HISSS opposite Imran Khan.Very popular on micro blogging website Twitter, Mallika takes a keen interest in replying to her fans.

When one of her fans inquired about her biggest veiled truth, the sizzling lady said that if at all she had to reveal one truth of her life, that would be, (guys read carefully), “I liv a pure "virginal" life,beleve in monogamy;)”

A weighty statement indeed. Well, Mallika shouting about your virginity wouldn’t make you one. And no one takes you for one, if you ask me.

Sonam Kapoor finally reading some scripts It seems like that finally we will get to see Sonam Kapoor in some film endorsements.

As she tweeted, "I'm so happy right now, woken up with a smile.. Have three script narrations today.. Hopefully will get through." Just a little piece of advice for you Sonam, don’t be fussy while choosing the scripts; you hardly get any, I believe.

Piggy Chopps back to work We had learnt that Piggy Chopps had been complaining of exertions due to her tight working schedule of late. So this pretty damsel took a long vacation for more than two weeks, just to recuperate, you know. But since the young lady believes in the economics of cinema, she can't be away from the B-town for so long. So here she tweets, “Hey everyone.. First phase of holiday over:( heading back to Mumbai tom...”

Weren’t you off for two weeks? Or are you afraid of losing your work? Shhh…Did I say something? Ayesha Takia’s self promotion "wanted is an amazing film and i hope u all go and watch it and make it a success!!so is my next film!!will keep u posted!!(:"

Ayesha darling, I know that you didn’t get much attention while the official promotion of your film was on, but at least stop shouting in your tweeps. One exclamation is bad enough, but six in a row! You’re making my ears hurt now.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hrithik’s New Look for Bhansali’s Guzaarish

Bollywood Actor Hrithik Roshan appeared recently at an event in a completely different avatar. The actor has grown long hair and beard for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish. He plays a paraplegic in the movie and acquires to have this particular look.

A source reveals, “Hrithik underwent training and met various paraplegic patients to get into the skin of his character. The actor is on the wheelchair for a major portion of the movie. He used to practice around in his house on the wheel chair and also had read and gone through booklets and guides which gave him information about the physical behavior of such patients.”

Hrithik Roshan has grown his hair really long and also has his beard grown. While making public appearances he normally gels up his facial fuzz but has the long hair look.

According to an industry source, both Hrithik and Sanjay wanted to have a natural look and one will see Hrithik with this look till the shooting is on for the movie and infact during its promotional events.

Abhi-Ash to team up for the seventh time!

Abhishek Bachchan admits he is going to team up with wife Aishwarya Rai for Rajiv Menon's next project - a remake of the 1973 evergreen hit film Abhimaan. But Abhishek clarifies that it wouldn't be an exact copy of the film his parents starred in.

"Yes, Rajiv is a very dear friend. He directed Aishwarya earlier in the Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain. He approached us with a subject that isn't exactly a remake of Abhimaan. But it's very similar.

We've both approved and attached ourselves to the subject," Abhishek told IANS. This will be his seventh film with Aishwarya.

After Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000), Kuch Naa Kaho (2003), Umrao Jaan (2006), Guru (2007), Dhoom 2 (2007) and Sarkar Raj (2008) and Mani Ratnam's next, Ravan.

For the moment, Abhishek's kitty is full. "I'm also doing Rohan Sippy's next. We'll try to do something as different as Bluffmaster I'm also doing Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Paanch Kaurav with pa (Amitabh Bachchan)," he said.

He is also going to team up with Abhinay Deo who has just finished Imran Khan-starrer Delhi Belly. "Yes, I'm doing Abhinay Deo's film. I've always been impressed by his ads. And when I heard he was making feature films, I was keen to work with him," said Abhishek.

In the last two years, he has worked with directors as diverse as Ram Gopal Varma, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Mani Ratnam and says it has been a time of great learning experiences. "Oh it was huge. My first release in 2008 was Sarkar Raj. I went on to Drona. I ended last year with Dostana. Then came Delhi 6. I had a wonderful time making all of them.

"I'm happy with the work I've done regardless of whether the film has been successful or not. The important thing is to enjoy the journey of making the film. Because that's all you finally take home. I look back with fond memories," he said.

Katrina Kaif is 'golden Girl' of Bollywood

The golden girl of Bollywood Katrina Kaif who has had countless oppurtunities to celebrate for many more reasons than just her birthday.Katrina Kaif says, “I feel blessed, I've done so many things in life, I have so many wonderful experiences. I am really happy."

Katrina has got all this year, series of hits, best of brands to endorse and now believe it or not she will now step into the shoes of Aishwarya Rai taking over as brand ambassador for a jewellery brand Ash used to endorse.

She says, "The best attitude is to live and let live, try and see the light of these things. One shouldn't give much importance to all thse things. This phase will pass."She's got the brands, a solid track record at box office and a fanbase growing daily all we can say is with the stones or without this ones determined to dazzle.

Kareena Kapoor once again on Filmafare covers

Reigning diva of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor is the fashion icon for her fans. It wasn't surprising when she was once again chosen. As the cover face for the Filmafare magazine for the third time!

Her size zero is a hot topic of discussion even now and her bindas attitude to go along with such fabulous body definitely makes news.

She will be seen in a bright yellow dress in the September issue and she looks extremely hot exposing her long legs without any footwear. Bebo definitely has a lot going for her this year.

'Tribute to Goody is utterly baseless'

Shilpa Shetty is paying no tribute to her Big Brother housemate late Jade Goody. Contrary to reports about Shilpa planning to pay tribute to Jade, the actress clarifies she is not doing any such thing for Jade.

"(I) would also like to clarify all those reports and rumours about it being in honour of Jade Goody is completely and utterly baseless! So you've heard this from ME, and that's what counts," she writes in her blog.

However, Shilpa is getting into the food business for sure. She and her boyfriend Raj Kundra have invested in the V8 Gourmet Group. The actress acknowledges the fact that Indian food is much enjoyed (chicken tikka masala becoming the nation's favourite) and has a huge market in Britain.

"This was only a sign for us to think it right to invest and procure a 33 per cent stake in V8 that encompasses Vama, The Bombay Bicycle Club and Tiffinbites. We also do airline catering and the newest plan is to introduce readymade Indian meals that will be under 10 per cent fat!" she writes.

Shilpa is hoping that with the expertise of co- owner and celebrity chef Andy Varma, they will cater to all those people who enjoy delicious, healthy, authentic Indian food that will be convenient to cook.
"Hoping to launch this line of readymade meals after Christmas in Britain.

It's great to know that our restaurants are visited and appreciated by Alist clientele like, His Highness King Abdullah of Jordan, Brad Pitt, Woody Allen, Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams, Rowan Atkinson and Uma Thurman and even our very own Saif Ali Khan," she writes. The actress also plans to branch out to Dubai and Jordan by end of this year. Surely, Shilpa is learning the tricks of the trade quickly.

Akshay wins hearts with Blue

It hardly comes as a surprise. Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar has impressed Hollywood action director James Bomalick who has worked on flicks like.

The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. The action man, who has worked with Akki in his forthcoming film - Blue, is bowled over by his passion and enthusiasm for action.

In fact, the Die Hard 4 stunt master was amazed to see Akshay's intent and hunger for more and tougher action scenes. What impressed him most was Akshay's dedication to perform action scenes.

Akki took a lot of interest in knowing details about the action scenes and how he could make it safe for unit members rather than himself.

It's believed that James was surprised to see Akshay's confidence in doing some of the stunts that no lead actors would attempt otherwise.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Katrina Kaif teases Ranbir.beau Salman

The buzz is getting hotter about Barbie doll "Katrina Kaif" and the new good looking actor of Bollywood "Ranbir Kapoor's" nearness.

But "Salman Khan" and "Deepika Padukone" need not to be concerned about the talks.

These two beings are said to have fastened the knots with Kat and Ranbir respectively.

As per the sources on the set of Ramesh Taurani's upcoming flick "Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani" say, the two happening stars seem to be talkative with each other because they belong to the same age group. Though Katrina has worked largely with all leading men of Bollywood , but co-incidently most of them are in their mid-40s. And the 27-year-old Ranbir has come up as an exception.

Katrina of course is senior to Ranbir in the industry and had already done 12 films before Ranbir made his debut in the industry she rags him on the sets by showing him high fives. It's not what you think! Kat just pats it into Ranbir that she's had five hits in a row, while the actor has had none. "With Ranbir, I can be myself. I guess it's the age and the film's a comedy, so the atmosphere on the sets is like that," revealed Kat.

Fardeen to cast sister in remake of Qurbaani

Fardeen Khan's sister Laila Khan Rajpal has stayed away from the arc lights so far. But she could soon be seen in a remake of Qurbaani.The buzz is that Fardeen, who is planning a sequel of the hit classic, might cast his sister too.

Sanjay Dutt was earlier approached for the film, which will go on the floors soon. Though Laila had claimed she was not averse to "good roles".It seems Qurbaani Part 2 might herald her Bollywood debut after all these years.

'Fit' Aishwarya returns to work

There’s no dearth of the well-wishers of Aishwarya Rai. Just a few days back, when it was learnt that the actress is down with “flu-like symptoms”, rumour began to make rounds that.

It’s probably swine flu and her well-wishers sent her so many “speedy-recovery” messages that her cell phone crashed.

“But it was the common flu. For some bizarre reason, every body assumed that I already had swine-flu. Whoever started that rumour, it caused my phone crash.

But, that was not true,” Aishwarya said at the launch of the Conquest Ceramic series of Longines watches in Hyderabad. She’s the brand ambassador of the Swiss watchmaker.

Speaking about the flu she had, Ash told the reporters: “I had the common-flu. I had fever and very bad chest-congestion.

By the grace of God I'm here today and back to a very hectic schedule, so literally after four days’ rest.”

The actress was grateful to all her well wishers for the speedy-recovery messages. “Please do convey my heart-felt thanks to all my well-wishers for all their messages. My phone crashed a couple of times because of the SMSes, I received. But, thank you all for your steady recovery messages and well-wishes,” she said.

Ash will now resume the shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish with Hrithik Roshan and Mani Ratnam’s Raavan with Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram. After wrapping up the two films she will shoot three songs for Vipul Shah’s Action Replay with Akshay Kumar.

Kareena Kapoor is a media dupe

Well, "Saif Ali Khan's" dreamgirl "Kareena Kapoor" is upset! From her dietetic needs to her staff and criticism from the media about her latest film makes Kareena annoyed but the big question is, what is going to swing her mood now?

Well, this time around Kareena Kapoor, who we so sweetly call Bebo, is quite tired of the media glaring on her and her beau, Saif Ali Khan. Her dismay is quite understandable. She screams, why don't the media let them be free. Can't anyone be with any one? But she is helpless as the paparazzi will keep a check on the stars life. That's where they earn from.

Sources reveal that Kareena Kapoor is so desperate for privacy that she is planning to purchase a home in Switzerland this year. Kapoor loves Europe and loves vacationing out there, so why wouldn't she make the move? According to her this will be the perfect place for her to hide from the paparazzi who track her at every move.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Priyanka Chopra creates History

Everyone is talking about how Priyanka Chopra is playing twelve different characters in director Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘What’s Your Raashee?‘

However, what we have discovered is that by accomplishing this feat, Ms. Chopra has created history not just in Hindi films but in world cinema of any language, including Hollywood. Priyanka Chopra has created cinematic history by being the first female actor in world cinema to play twelve different characters in a single film!

Never before has any female actor ever played so many characters in a single film, in cinema of any language. This is in fact a world record for any female actor and we applaud Priyanka for her efforts and the results, which the media caught a glimpse of recently at the music launch event which screened all the songs of the film. I must say that Priyanka Chopra has made each character unique just through her hair, make up, body language, style and dialogue delivery as she has not used prosthetic for any of the characters.

So while everyone has been chasing their Hollywood dream role, Priyanka Chopra has created history in Hollywood, through a Hindi film.

An exclusive interview of Akshay Kumar for his fans

The new king of the Indian cinema, the stunt man Akshay Kumar who is known for his outstanding performances in the huge world of acting and action is the great source of inspiration for the new comers delivered a marvellous interview to Zee Muzic.

In this exclusive interview, Akki revealed his hopes, aspirations, dreams and emotions to the channel.

This interview of Akshay Kumar is going to hit the Television sets on Sunday 23rd August at 11:30am and the repeat telecast not only once but thrice in the coming week from Monday 24th August at 1.00am, Tuesday 25th August at 1.00am and Thursday 25th August at 6.30pm.

Akshay Kumar revealed all his hidden facts to the channel right before his struggling period in Bollywood when he was in Bangkok as a chef for his livelihood.

He was frankly committing his internal facts to the channel. He also told about his passion to martial arts and modelling, including his childhood memories and initial period in the field of acting.

In this show Akshay Kumar is going tell all his unfolded facts of his life from his real name Rajiv Bhatia to the his stardom as Akshay Kumar. He also added his career and acting highlights, his nature as a father and a family man as well.

The actor who has around 100 movies under his belt which have crossed all the hurdles made his approaches to such a big name and fame. Akshay continues with his international collaborations with the other famous actors and personalities like Sylvester Stallone, Snoop Dogg, Kylie Minogue, Denise Richards and Brandon Routh.

Aishwarya 's film in forest trouble

The shooting of Mani Ratnam's film Ravan, starring Aishwarya Rai, has hit a roadblock once again with the forest authorities in Maharashtra slapping cases against 14 members of the film's crew, charging them with trespassing on forest property.

"They have been charged with illegally entering forest property and undertaking land levelling work to facilitate the film's shoot," a forest official said. "After the cases were filed, the film crew applied for permission for the shoot and even deposited Rs 2.5 lakh," the official added.

Katrina Kaif is getting nearer to Shahrukh Khan

It's been a big new in the Bollywood that the Barbie girl of Katrina Kaif is going to act opposite Shahrukh Khan due to some spats with her boyfriend and hunk of the Bollywood muscle man Salman Khan.

Katrina Kaif is going to feature in a flick with Shahrukh Khan under the banner of Yash Raj Films.

Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif flew from London to Mumbai and discussing his bitter experiences about his detention at Newark, United States Airport.

According to the sources, Katrina Kaif returned in the same flight with Shahrukh Khan.

They were sitting at a distance in the flight but after looking at Shahrukh Khan, Katrina moved to him and as a gentleman Shahrukh Khan offered his seat to Katrina. So, they started their chat and Shahrukh shared his bitter experience at US. Katrina came back to her seat only when the flight was about to land.

Now, savour the Shilpa Shetty curry & poppadoms

Shilpa Shetty is learnt to be planning to launch her own brand of healthy curries and poppadoms.

The Bollywood actress had been planning to start a chain of curry houses in London for a long time but put the plan.

On the backburner after she and her beau Raj Kundra bought a stake in the IPL team, Rajasthan Royals.

But now, she’s learnt to be giving the idea another serious thought and has even finalized the names of some of the dishes.

For instance, the poppadom will be named ‘Shilpa Poppadom’ in the memory of the late reality TV star Jade Goody who was accused of racially abusing Shilpa.

On the British television show 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2007. It was on this show that Jade disdainfully called her ‘Shilpa Poppadom’.

A source close to Shilpa tells a news agency: “Shilpa thinks Jade will have a little chuckle in heaven about the poppadoms. She has been inundated with requests for her curry recipe and one day she just thought, 'Why don't I just create my own range?”

Shilpa has already launched a Yoga DVD and a perfume range in UK since her win in the reality show two years back. “One of Shilpa's passions in life is healthy living so she wanted to incorporate that into her dishes,” the source added.

Mallika brunches with Yanni, Dylan!

A source present at the brunch reveals that Mallika sat between studio film director Jesse Dylan (son of legendary musician Bob Dylan) and world famous music composer Yanni.

Overheard was discussion of Mallika's next few American film projects of which our source says Mr. Dylan seemed to be involved.

Mr. Dylan directed the Will Ferrell film "Kicking and Screaming" and "American Wedding" for Universal Studios, among others.

Also mentioned was music for "Hisss", currently in post-production at a Hollywood facility. Yanni was heard offering to provide his music for the highly-anticipated film.

Some invited guests and friends of Miss Sherawat who were unable to attend include Warner Bros. studio film director Jay Chandrashakur.

And the 'CEO of HipHop" Russell Simmons, both also rumored to be in talks with the Indian star on upcoming projects.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Katrina without a Kaif

Ayesha Shroff wife of Jackie Shroff introduced Katrina to the world of Bollywood and now she is revealing startling secrets about the actress.

According to Ayesha Shroff, Katrina had an English surname which was not so easy to pronounce. Her original name is Katrina Turquotte. Katrina had to change her surname so that it could be accepted by the Indian audience. Firstly it was planned that she would be named as Katrina Kazi, but then it was found that Kazi would have religious note along with it. So it was finally Kaif..

Thats the history behind Katrina Kaif’s Name :-)

Schwarzenegger invites Shah Rukh Khan to dinner

The actor turned politician has offered to meet Shah Rukh Khan on September 20 in Washington in a bid to diffuse what has become a slight diplomatic row.

Khan, 43, who is considered to be one of the icons of Indian cinema, was held up for almost two hours after falling foul of US border officials in a New York airport at the weekend.

Officials from the US Embassy in Delhi were asked by the Indian government to explain why the film-star was held for so long.

The actor, who has featured on Time Magazine’s ‘50 Most Influential People’ list, was said to have found his experience at Newark Airport ‘embarrassing’.

However, it is not clear whether the actor will accept the invitation.

Shah Rukh Khan has recently signed a £125 million deal with Fox-Searchlight in the US to distribute his latest movie.

Ironically named ‘My Name is Khan’, the film charts racial tensions in the US following the 9/11 terror attacks.

Arriving back home to his Mumbai home, the star explained how the experience four days earlier had affected him.

“I am scared of authorities and rules, so I try to follow the rules of the country I travel to,” he said.

“Whenever I am in America, I have to report at least two hours in advance while travelling within the country for security reasons – they ask me to take off my clothes and shoes, and I do that. “But I never experienced this kind of treatment.”

Shah Rukh Khan denied that the detention drama was a publicity stunt for his forthcoming movie: “I don’t think that I need publicity.”

“If you want to give a tit-for-tat policy to American actors, then call me to frisk Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox whenever they are visiting India,” he added.

After SRK, Deepika desires Sallu

Deepika Padukone might have kick-started her Bollywood career with Shah Rukh Khan and since then is known to be part of his inner circle, but she claims she is more than open to branch out and work with King Khan's arch enemy Salman Khan.

"I'm so new in the industry and I have been very lucky to have got the opportunity to work with the biggest names in the industry.

I have worked with SRK, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan and now I would like to work with Salman," says Deepika, who is currently basking in the success of Love Aaj Kal.

She adds, "I feel Salman is a very honest person. He is genuine about what he feels and what I have read and known about him, he seems to be very caring."

Deepika admires AamirKhan too. "He has been extremely selective and it has worked so amazingly for him. I don't know whether he does it purposely or things turn out to be like that but he is a perfectionist."

Deepika might be game to talk about Sallu but she is not cool when it comes to talking about his girlfriend Katrina Kaif with whom she's been apparently sharing bad vibes. It's been reported that Deepika didn't approve of beau Ranbir Kapoor and Kat's growing bond on the sets of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and that she is responsible for the duo being no longer on talking terms.

"I wouldn't want to comment on Katrina," was her short and snappy reply when quizzed. But was her relationship shaky when rumours about Kat were on the rise? "Ranbir and I trust each other and we are going well. I realise that when there is no movie releasing people focus on other things and that people will even talk about personal things. All this used to affect me a lot before, it doesn't anymore."

Post their box-office bomb Chandni Chowk to China, ironically Deepika is now teaming up with Akshay Kumar for a comedy called Housefull. "I love the passion and drive that Akshay has. With him around, you get to learn a lot on the sets. I know our first film together didn't work out but there's nothing called an unlucky jodi," she says

Why's Katrina feeling Blue?

Katrina Kaif doesn't want her cameo appearance in Blue to raise too much expectation from the film.

The actress who has just an eight-minute role in Blue is fuming at the makers of the movie who are promoting her as a cast of the film.

Katrina said that she just did the cameo because Akshay Kumar had asked her to.

The actress feels that viewers should not come to cinema halls with unrealistic expectations.

Katrina apparently made it clear in the beginning that her name would be kept out of any promotional strategy for the film.

Well Kat, we certainly don't want you to be another SRK who's still repenting his cameo role in Dulha Mil Gaya.

Mallika Sherawat is honoured in Los Angeles

The Bollywood siren Mallika Sherawat used to keep her-self in the limelights right from the day she came in the tinsel world by her iconic statements. Another feather has overloaded her cap by conferring this Bollywood star with an Honorary Citizenship and Official Resolution by the City of Los Angeles.

Mallika Sherawat received this prestigious honour in front of the members of entertainment industry, friends, family and fans during a ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall in an event of 15th August Indian Independence Day.

In the City Hall Council Chambers, the council member Jose Huizar presented this honour to Mallika Sherawat. Mallika accepted the Resolution, which was signed by the Mayor and all City Council members, before giving an inspiring speech with the huge round of applause throughout the hall.

During the speech of thanksgiving and acceptance, the actress became emotional and said that she is deeply, and humbly, grateful for this grand honour, in addition to thanking the council member Huizar, Mayor Villaragosa, Mayor Riordan, and all the City Council.

Mallika Sherawat also mentioned, "As the first Indian Bollywood actor to receive this recognition, I proudly accept it in honour of my home country, mother India, and my beloved Bollywood, the world's largest film industry." She concluded the speech saying that she is deeply touched, and eternally thankful for this acknowledgment.

Rani, Priyanka join Playboy founder as Toronto film fest guests

Bollywood directors Ashutosh Gowariker and Anurag Singh and stars Rani Mukherjee, Priyanka Chopra, Lisa Ray and Harman Baweja will rub shoulders with George Clooney, Demi Moore, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month.

The 34th annual mega-film show will run here from Sep 10-19. Anurag Singh’s “Dil Bole Hadippa” and Ashutosh Gowariker’s “What’s Your Rashee?” will make their world premiere at the festival. Announcing the names of 500 guests, including directors, producers, and actors, the organizers also included daytime TV talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson in the final list.

Other big names are Nicolas Cage, Sir Ridley Scott, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Spacey, Michael Douglas, Penelope Cruz and Keanu Reeves. Apart from Gowariker, Anurag Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Baweja, Rani Mukherjee, and Lisa Ray, the guest list also includes actor Abhay Deol, filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Deepa Mehta’s brother Dilip Mehta, and documentary maker Vikram Jayanti.

Set for release September 18 in India, “Dil Bole Hadippa” is a hilarious drama-comedy with Shahid Kapoor (Rohan) and Rani Mukherjee (Veera Kaur) in lead roles. It also features Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhee Sawant and Sherlyn Chopra. “What’s Your Rashee?”, based on Gujarati novel Kimball Ravenswood by Madhu Arya, is a romantic comedy starring Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja.

These two Bollywood films are among 335 from 64 countries to be screened at the festival. These include 271 feature-length films. About 72 per cent of the films to be screened here will make their world or North American premieres.

According to the organizers, 71 directors will make their debut at the film festival, including Drew Barrymore with her comedy film “Whip It!” Deepa Mehta’s “Heaven on Earth” had its world premiere at the festival last year. Anees Bazmee’s hit “Singh is Kingg” and Nandita Das’s directorial debut “Firaaq” also had their gala premiere last year.