Thursday, December 31, 2009


Actress Vidya Balan receives rave reviews for her superlative performance in R Balki's 'Paa'.

Now she's channelising her energies into Ketan Maroo's 'Ishqiya' where.

Once again she is it pitted with two versatile talents, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.

Vidya plays a sensuous village girl in this love triangle and says she is fully aware of her sexual charms and within the four walls of the bedroom.

She is unapologetic about using her guile and charm. She says quality work like 'Paa' and now 'Ishqiya' has made her realize that if she is patient.

The right roles are bound to come her way. 2010 is an important year for Vidya as she starts it with 'Ishqiya' and then moves onto Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Chenab Gandhi'. On the personal front, Vidya says none of her heroes even treated her like a lady; she was treated like one of the boys.

Her heroes backslap her and they share a few laughs and jokes. In spite of her reported past romances with John and Shahid, the actress herself rubs them and is ready with open arms in the New Year.Vidya who shares the same frame with actor Arshad Warsi in 'Ishqiya' says her co-star hasn't got his due in Bollywood and is underutilized as an actor.

Set in eastern Uttar Pradesh, 'Ishqiya' is a tale of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit. Directed by debutant Abhishek Chaubey, the movie also stars Naseeruddin Shah in a key role.

I have always taken risks - Priyanka

Her first recognition was the femme fatal role in Abbas-Mustan's Aitraaz and since then there has been no looking back for Priyanka Chopra, who is counted among the leading ladies of Bollywood today.

And the actress gives all the credit to her ability of taking risks. "I have always taken risks and done films which challenge me.

It's easier to do films which will definitely do well," Priyanka, who has been declared the 'Endorsement queen of 2008', said.

"Even Fashion with three women, which got me my first Best Actress award, was risky. Somebody has to push the envelope.

Before Fashion when four-five of my films did not do well, the media was quick to write me off," she said.

The 27-year-old actress said she has understood herself as an actor. "I was 17 when I started.

Now, I have learnt what films are about," she said before flying off to US to shoot Anjana Anjani with Ranbir Kapoor.

The actress said the "breeziness" of her upcoming film Pyar Impossible and the relationship between the geek and the beauty written by Uday Chopra appealed to her.

"There is a geek in every one of us...low confidence, insecurities. Abhay (Uday) thinks my character Alisha is the perfect girl but she is not. It is a matter of perceptions. The characters in the film make it interesting and different," she said.

When asked about her ill-health which made news during 2009, Priyanka said, "I was working on Fashion and had two releases lined up. It was hectic. Even though my parents asked me to go slow and take a break, I am the happiest when I am on a film set. I love my energy and working. I am high on life." The actress said she did listen to her parents' advice and took a week's break. Priyanka said 2009 was an important year for her in terms of recognition.

"Fashion got me accolades and appreciation for Sweety in Kaminey was a surprise," she said. The actress said while the success of Kaminey surprised her, the debacle of 'What's your Rashee?' broke her heart.

"What was satisfying that nobody told me that I was terrible in the film. I think the length was its undoing," Priyanka, who essayed 12 roles in the Ashutosh Gowariker film, said. To a question on carrying the entire film on her shoulders, Priyanka said she believes every film is hers no matter how big a hero is paired opposite her.

Priyanka also gave a glimpse of her future projects. Speaking about her forthcoming film Anjana Anjani with Ranbir Kapoor, she said it was a love story with a 'nice twist'. While Vishal Bharadwaj's next movie will be a dark comedy and will go on floors middle of next year.

Kareena Kapoor signed for Golmaal 3

Director Rohit Shetty has signed on Kareena Kapoor for Golmaal 3. She is going to be the only heroine in the film as Kareena has made it very clear that she does not want to work in multiple heroine projects. So, she will be one of the leads along with the five guys– Ajay Devgn, Tusshar Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Arshad Warsi and Shreyas Talpade.

And this time, she will not play the romantic interest of any of the guys. Golmaal 3 also promises to be a family entertainer and won’t have any of the boys’ jokes that the earlier films did. The film is expected to start rolling in April 2010.

Lara Dutta dated Tiger Woods?

Tiger Woods' romantic flings might have had an Indian connection as well. If rumours are to be believed.

Bollywood actress Lara Dutta was said to have dated the ace golfer after she had won the Miss Universe contest way back in 2000.

A story that lay buried for 8 years is now doing the rounds again that in the summer of 2001.

There were a few instances when Lara and Woods were spotted together at restaurants and clubs.

A US publication has reported that Woods trying to steal Lara from New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter who was dating the sizzling beauty then.

Lara might hot have been the only Bollywood actress Woods was interested as he also had a few outings with Miss Word Priyanka Chopra.

In fact many say that Tiger flirting with both of them was an open secret.

We wonder how Priyanka and Lara dated the same man at the same time.

Katrina Kaif is jobless!

She may be one of the most sough after actresses in the industry, but believe it or not Katrina Kaif has no films on her hand after Prakash Jha's Raajneeti.

The actress who is currently in London after undergoing an appendix surgery has no project officially on her hand.

There are rumours that Katrina is calling all the producers and directors from her contact.

List to consider her for their next projects but hasn't been able to strike any deal as yet.

There is buzz around the tinsel town that Katrina could have easily got a role in Farah Khan's.

Tees Maar Khan which stars her favourite co-star Akshay Kumar but the the role has been offered to Sonam Kapoor.

There are rumours that Akshay insisted on working with a new face in Tees Maar Khan which has left.

Katrina with no projects and plenty of time to kill. We wonder what her beau Salman Khan is doing?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Neha Dhupia on being sexy

1) Love your body and be confident about it. You don’t have to lose weight because everybody is thin. A full-figure is a priced possession. Embrace your curves.

2) Wear clothes that are fitted and form flattering. I love wearing colour and black. The outfits you wear have to make you feel sexy and good.

Know what your assets are and accentuate them, without being in your face. 3) Be independent: emotionally and financially.

That will give you confidence which is very sexy. Speak your mind and be honest. That is a turn on. Be yourself.

4) You must know that you are sexy. Only then will others think so. Keep your self-esteem up and be happy, bubbly and optimistic by nature.

Compliment and praise yourself. Your self worth comes from you. Spend quality time with yourself and pamper yourself. Know that you are important.

5) A pair of killer heels, a sexy black dress and red lipstick will make you feel sexy instantly. Also, splurge on a great perfume. Getting ready helps you feel darn good about yourself.

I've only been in relationships - Sushmita Sen

She is one of those rare combinations of beauty and brain. A former Miss Universe, an actor, a single mother of two, and now a business woman

Sushmita Sen is truly living life to the brim. The actor in conversation with TWF correspondent Sreya Basu in Kolkata.

What made you sign Dulha Mil Gaya After many years I am doing a film which I can claim as mine…this is my film.

It has been written keeping me in mind. My character is that of Shimmer…she is just as her name suggests.

She is very sparkling, energetic, independent…a supermodel…today’s woman. Everything about her is good, but she has no relationships in her life.

So through the journey of the film she finds that part of her life, which I think is true for a lot of woman today.

You get cynical about love and one fine day you find it. And it has been done in a very beautiful way in Dulha Mil Gaya. It’s a romantic comedy, which is not slapstick, but situational.

There is Fardeen Khan, Shah Rukh, Ishita Sharma in the film to. Don’t you think a multi-starrer can overshadow you? The director (Muddasar Aziz) has done a beautiful job with all the characters. But if you ask me, Shimmer is the best.

Does Shimmer gets her dulha finally? Of course, she gets her dulha. Shimmer has a dulha in her life…but she doesn’t like him. Then she realizes that in life there should be a place for everything…profession, relationships. And how she finds that is what the film is all about.

This is your second film with SRK and first film with Fardeen. How’s the experience? I am very lucky…this is my second film with Shah Rukh; my on –screen chemistry with Shah Rukh is mind-blowing, I can bet on that one.

But this is my first film with Fardeen…he is as good a human being as an actor…his heart is as good as his looks. Very compatible, very royal…and he has been cast in the movie like that only. He is playing himself, just as I am playing mine…the director has made sure that the casting to be such that nobody has to ‘act’ too much.

Why aren’t we seeing SRK in the promotions of the film? Because it is not a frame-to-frame Shah Rukh Khan film; but again, according to me, Shah Rukh doesn’t have a guest appearance in the film either. It’s a character-driven film. Shah Rukh is not seen in the promotions of the film because he has a lot of other things going on right now and this is not predominantly a SRK film.

Now-a-days, many Bollywood beauties (like Bipasha Basu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) are doing Bengali films. You speak the language quite fluently. But why don’t we see you in regional films? I keep saying that I am a non-resident Bengali, so I have my limitations. But thanks to my father (Shubeer Sen) I speak a lot of Bengali at home; I am doing that to my daughters as well.

I did a Tamil film right in the beginning of my career and I knew when people watch it, they will say: ’Wow a Bengali trying to speak Tamil…how lovely’ and all. But if I make any mistake with Bengali, people are not going to forgive me.

I have to know what I am doing because I belong to Kolkata and I belong to Bengal and unless a script and a role is outstanding and stands for like a national award, I will not dare attempt it. May be I am greedy, but I am waiting.

What about Rani Laxmibai?
What about it, man? It has been put in the backwaters for the time being. It’s a very expensive film and the market is down. It’s not the right time to make it. But God is great. While that film got stalled came Dulha Mil Gaya …in the right time.

We shot in the Caribbean and I got to meet the finest set of people there. That helped me to get over the trauma of not making Rani Laxmibai. But I will make it one day for sure. Inshallah.

How much is Sushmita Sen like Rani Laxmibai?
I don’t know about that. But I can relate to her immensely the moment I decided to make a film on her. If in my entire lifetime I can achieve what she did in her 29-year lifetime, I would say that I lived a fulfilling life.

You have a restaurant business and now you have got the Miss Universe franchise in India. Do you plan to become a full-fledged businesswoman in future?
(Laughs) I have never planned anything in life…I have always accepted what came to my life. My friend Rajat Dalmia is my partner in restaurant business and we have already opened one in Kolkata.

There is a night club and lounge as well and we are planning to take it further. Now, I have also got the Miss Universe franchise in India. It will be the winner of I Am She who will represent India on the global platform. I want to bring back the crown to India.

For that I want Miss India to be educated and intelligent. Language is no barrier and contestants can speak any language. But that doesn’t mean I will stop doing films. I am quite capable of multi-tasking.

You recently had a new addition to your family…
Yes, her name is Alisah and I am overjoyed… I am on the moon right now.

Is your elder daughter Renee comfortable with your three-month-old daughter?
Yes. Renee loves her. It’s a blessing to have both of them in my life. God bless them. I am going to Kerala backwaters with two kids…I was so busy this year that I missed spending time with them.

What is your relationship status right now?
In real life darling, I have only been in relationships. (Bursts into laughter) Better ask me when I am going to get married?

Will you get married?
Well, I will get married for sure.

That’s not something that I can decide, it’s for God to decide. And when that day comes you are cordially invited.

Do you think marriage is important?
Absolutely. I think anything that you believe in, is important. Marriage is beautiful and I must get married, but for the right reasons, in the right time, with the right person…too many ‘rights’ here.

But you chose motherhood to marriage at 24. That means motherhood is more important than marriage?
I think both are important from their own standpoint. I don’t know about marriage because I am still single. But, motherhood is an overwhelming experience…in fact, you can’t put it in words.

Riya paints it red with Paritosh

A while ago there were rumours about Paritosh Painter the director of the film Paying Guest having an affair with Riya Sen.

And at that time while Riya shut up on the matter, Paritosh claimed that it was an effort to malign his image.

And now the ‘good friends’ are back together. Not in real life, but on the small screen where.

Riya will play herself in the January 8 episode of the show called Sri Adi Manav which is being produced by Painter.

Hmmm! The episode has an angle where the winner gets to go on a date with Riya.

We need to check out as to who was the one who had gone out on the date. Chatter… Chatter!

Did Tiger Woods Date Bollywood Beauty Lara Dutta?

Did Bollywood Beauty Lara Dutta Date Tiger Woods? An old rumour dating back to June 2001, is raising its head again and is likely to bring unwanted attention.

To Bollywood hottie Lara Dutta who is already under media glare for her new relationship with tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi.

The story goes that way back in 2001, a year after India had two beauty pageant winners in Lara Dutta.

At the Miss Universe and Priyanka Chopra at Miss World, Golf Ace Tiger Woods was dating one of them.

The rumour was that our Lara Dutta, who was reportedly dating New York Yankees baseballer Derek Jeter, had also caught the eye of the greatest golfer in the world.

A US newspaper, in a story on Tiger, had the champion golfer denying he was dating “Miss Universe Lara Dutta of India or trying to steal her from New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.”

The Woods Foundation people, in fact, dismissed the story as being “Nothing more than gossip, probably put out by Dutta’s camp.” And Lara came back to India and fame in Bollywood.

But now that skeletons are tumbling out of Tiger’s woodwork, the gossip that he may have actually dated one of our Indian beauty queens is again gaining momentum. Suddenly Tiger’s denials that were taken very seriously eight years ago are now being re-examined. After all, he has turned out to be quite a champ off the greens. And has swung his club around in every direction!

Actress Katrina Kaif Twilight Obsessed with Robert Pattinson

After the success of Twilight and New Moon, Robert Pattinson is the object of romantic Twilight desire for millions of female fans.

And now beautiful Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has admitted to being enamored with Robert Pattinson.

Although Pattinson has been a Twilight star for two years, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif recently became.

A Twilighter and revealed she's not only obsessed with the Twilight Saga franchise but mainly Robert Pattinson.

According to Mid Day, Katrina Kaif has been swept off of her feet by the dreamy Robert Pattinson and both Twilight, and New Moon.

Kaif revealed that she just constantly thinks of Robert Pattinson and can't get enough of the Twilight Saga franchise.

After watching Robert Pattinson in Twilight, Katrina Kaif bought all four Twilight Saga books and admitted to finishing the first three - Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse - in four days and Kaif can't get her mind off of Robert Pattinson.

Since Katrina Kaif and Robert Pattinson are both in the acting business, Kaif is hoping to meet up with Pattinson while she is in London and reveals that a possible Katrina Kaif and Robert Pattinson meeting may happen if both parties can work it out.

With the hope of meeting Robert Pattinson fresh in her Twilight Saga mind, Katrina Kaif admitted, "Obviously, I can't stand under his window to get his attention. So yes, the meeting has to be more formal. He says he's single, but I don't believe him. That's what they all say."

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Shahrukh Khan - Kajol goes Ga Ga over King Khan

The three K’s i.e. Kajol, King Khan and Karan Johar have been strongly promoting their movie “My Name Is Khan”.

The black beauty of B-Town who was looking extremely gorgeous and eye candy.

In a red and black sari addressed media during the promotion of her movie.

She now goes Ga Ga over Shahrukh her favorite co-star in Bollywood.

The bubbly actress earlier said that Shahrukh is a bad habit and now.

She speaks about her comfort level with King, Ooo! It’s always great to work with Shahrukh. She even added that Karan, Sharukh and herself have given some big hits to the industry and she is desperately looking forward for the movie to hit the screen this January.

They have a spark, a unique one which makes them special even today. The ever young couple has always blasted the screen off with their evergreen romance on screen. It’s always very pleasant to see Kajol and Shahrukh romancing on screen.

The golden couple of Bollywood Industry will be pairing after 8 long years after a great success of Karan Arjun, DDLG, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gum and believe me the crowd is just dying to see the magic happening on screen.

.They even claimed during the promotion that after seeing My Name Is Khan, the crowd will forget about their previous romantic flicks because My Name Is Khan is uniquely different with some unmatched romantic scenes. We just have to wait for the release of the film. Here’s wishing the whole unit all the very best for the film.

Deepika Padukone's plan of funding underprivileged sportsmen dashed

Deepika Padukone's plan of funding underprivileged and needy sportsmen has been dashed momentarily.

The actor had to put this philanthropic initiative on the backburner as she is overworked and has five back-to-back releases next year.

However, she promises that she would revive the project in 2011.A source says, "Deepika has been very busy of late. She has got a lot of work lined up next year too.

That wouldn't give her any time to concentrate on this project. So she has decided to pull the plug for the time being."

As this project is Deepika's brainchild, she is very protective about how it should begin.

The source adds, "She is not doing this to garner attention. She has a sporting person's soul in her and having seen the plight of needy sportsmen from close quarters, she thought of helping them out.

Deepika wants to sustain the project and fund it if possible throughout her lifetime. She has been silently scouting, observing and researching about good talents
from across India for a long time."

Confirming the development, Deepika says, "Though the project is on the backburner now, the research work will be on as we are looking to start it from 2011. Next year is a very busy one for me. So I don't want to start this project just for the sake of doing it. I don't enter into things to come out of it easily and so I will take time to roll out this project. But when it starts, it won't stop."

Sushmita Sen talks about 2010 edition of the 'I am She' pageant

Fifteen years ago, Sushmita Sen charmed an entire nation with her intelligence and poise after she brought home India’s first Miss Universe crown.

The statuesque model-turned-actress is now all set to help groom young girls for the international pageant as host of its India preliminaries - 'I am She'.

Sen, who has earned a reputation for herself in the Indian media for being unconventional, spoke to Reuters about.

I am She', her adopted daughters 'Renee' and 'Alisah' and why she would like to adopt many more times.

Q: Why do you think India is not doing well at international pageants? What do you think is lacking in our beauty contest aspirants?

A: The reason you have had so many winners from South American countries, like Venezuela, Chile or even Brazil, is that they take this contest with the same seriousness that we take the Olympics.

It’s a competition for them, on a global platform. The whole country backs it. Even 'Miss Universe' must feel the pressure, because at a venue in the Bahamas, you can only hear Spanish because the whole of Venezuela has flown down for the event. A lot of the nations that come for the event, big or small, who don’t take this so seriously, suffer because their girls never get a natural push that the other countries get, just for sheer involvement in the event.

But we are going to change that, because we know inherently that nobody can make as much noise as we can. We are the loudest. This should be the kind of victory that your country calls to congratulate you for. Q: Your pageant is also associated with social causes. How important is celebrity status in the glamour industry?

A: When I was a kid in school if you showed me a social message on TV, it would bore me. But if it was integrated into a Santa Barbara, or a beauty pageant, I would be hooked. So for me glamour, sports are very important to be able to express the support for all the causes that one feels strongly for.

And there are so many of them. So we have tied up with five NGO’s for five causes that we strongly believe in for the 2010 edition of the 'I am She' pageant. Q: One of the NGO’s that you have chosen is 'Baalasha'. Tell us the reason behind the decision. A: That is an obvious one. 'Baalasha' made my first experience of becoming a mother so painless, and at a time when I was only 24.

At that time India didn’t allow single parents, especially actresses who were single, to adopt. Baalasha could have made my life really difficult, but instead they went out of their way and made it really easy for me. There are so many kids out there who just need to go home; they seriously need to go home. I feel that I will adopt many more times, because I feel that whatever is my capacity, I must do.

Q: You have just adopted another baby girl, Alisah. Tell us about her. A: She is adorable! She is so beautiful and Renee is almost like a mother to her. I was just waiting for the courts to make it legal for you to be able to adopt two girls, and the minute that happened, I jumped at the chance. She is three months old and I just want to ask everyone to pray for her.”

Q: What does it take to be a good businesswoman? A: To be a good businesswoman, most importantly is that you have to be aware. You can do no good unless you are aware. Awareness is of many levels. Once you choose a process, you have to trust it; you have to trust the team you have chosen, because they are your biggest strength. I would say invest in your people. Oh, and always watch your costs!

Vidya's one of the boys

Vidya Balan is glowing with the compliments pouring in for her superlative performance in R Balki’s Paa.

She may be a foot shorter than both her Bachchan co-stars, but when it came to the histrionics, she matched Amitabh and Abhishek perfectly.

Now she’s channelising her energies into Ketan Maroo’s Ishqiya where once again she is it pitted with two versatile talents Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.

Talking about her sensuous role in this robust, earthy, love triangle, the diminutive actress says, “I play a village belle.

Yet I’m fully aware of my sexual charms and within the four walls of the bedroom, I’m unapologetic about using my guile and charm.

Vidya says quality work like Paa and now Ishqiya has made her realise that if she is patient, the right roles are bound to come her way. “Once again I have as many advantages as I had when I did Parineeta,’’ says the actress. “My filmmakers have realised that given an opportunity, I will not let them down.’’

The coming year is an important year for Vidya. She starts the year with Ishqiya and then moves onto Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Chenab Gandhi. “The decision to do fewer films is entirely mine,’’ says the actress who is now super-confident that when it comes to her career, she will not make one false move.

On the personal front, it is rumoured that almost all her heroes be it John Abraham (Salaam-e-Ishq), Shahid Kapoor (Kismat Konnection) and now Arshad Warsi (Ishqiya) are attracted to her. “Rubbish,’’ she flails her hands and says.

“In fact, I think none of my heroes even treat me like a lady. I’m treated like one of the boys. My heroes back-slap me and we share a few laughs and jokes. However, I don’t think any of them is attracted to me. If they were, I would have noticed.’’

Well, even as the rumour mills continue to buzz about Vidya past romances with John and Shahid, the actress herself has rubbed her slate clean... and is looking forward to her knight in shining armour putting in an appearance in 2010. What should one say — Halleluah!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wincing In Pain Katrina Kaif Leaves For Family Vacation In London

The healing process after her surgery last week is yet not even half-complete. But Katrina Kaif, recovering quietly from surgery at her Mumbai home, stubbornly decided to go and join her family in London for the annual Christmas-New Year vacation, which she had promised herself for months now. Katrina flew out of Mumbai early Wednesday morning after getting a reluctant go-ahead from her doctors at Breach Candy hospital. Wincing in pain she said a few hours before departure, “The pain will remain for a while. But the process of healing is on. I got my doctor’s consent in Mumbai and I’ve another doctor in London who’s fully aware of my condition. The doctors said the pain would be the same in Mumbai or London. And as long as I’m very careful about not exerting myself I’ll be fine. So I’m off.”

Katrina had gone into a depression earlier during the week when she felt she wouldn’t be able to join her sisters and brother in London because of her medical condition. On Tuesday after visiting the doctors Katrina and her mother took a decision. Said Katrina, “I can’t exert myself, can’t dance around or be boisterous. But that’s okay. Because our family is in any case not the dancing type. I just want to be with my sister’s little boy take him to the toy stores in London and buy him everything he wants.”Katrina returns to Mumbai in the first week of January, hopefully fully healed. “Luckily I’ve a doctor in London who knows how to look after me. So basically I’m just moving into a happier state of mind by being close to the people I love. That would help me heal quicker. Wish me luck.”

Tisca Chopras wish list!

Tisca Chopra, who is known for her versatility in her roles, recently shot for a commercial with Shahrukh Khan. The shoot went on smoothly and the whole town is buzzing about her fabulous chemistry with SRK! The beautiful actress had a secret wish list of working with certain actors, which is almost complete. The top contenders of the list were SRK and Aamir Khan.

The talented Tisca was last seen in Aamir’s home production “Taare Zameen Par’ as the loving mother of Darsheel Safary. She had an amazing and an enriching experience working with him. That’s not all; she is one of the few actresses who have worked with both, Shahrukh and Aamir Khan. The actress now wishes to do a film with Shahrukh and the next person on her wish list is none other than Mr. Bachchan. Well we just hope that all of Tisca’s wishes come true!

3 idiots: Kareena Kapoor unwell

The most anticipated flick of the year, 3 Idiots is finally going to open in theatres this Friday on the happy occasion of Christmas. However, leading lady of the flick Kareena Kapoor is very troubled these days.

Bebo apparently has taken ill since the bygone weekend. Food poisoning has been zeroed upon as the cause of her illness and she has been advised complete bed rest by her doctor. She was to give special a interview on Sunday but cancelled it keeping her health in mind.

Aishwarya Rai & Rajni Endhiiran on Sets

Story:Endhiran, the Robot’, the tenth film by S.Shankar, stars Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead. Rajnikanth reportedly plays a double role i the movie – as scientist Vaseegaran and as the robot developed by him. The film, expected to cost a whopping Rs 180 crore, may turn out to be the costliest film in India. AR Rahman composes the music for which he would be paid Rs 10 crore, it is rumoured.

The film was originally supposed to be produced by Ayngaran International, who backed out of the film midway through. Now, the film is being produced by Sun Pictures. The robot made in Rajnikanth’s likeness and the futuristic costumes esigned for the superstar have already become the rage among cinegoers

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

katrina Kaif recovering fast

Katrina Kaif, Now Most Popular Actress in bollywood who was recently operated for Endometrioma at Breach Candy hospital, has returned to her residence and recovering fast. The doctors have advised her to take complete rest for some days and she is likely to extend it to her Christmas holidays. Sources from the hospital say that it was a one hour surgery performed on Katrina Kaif for some uterus related problem known in medical terminology as ‘Endometrioma’.

The condition is caused by endometrial tissue, which somehow becomes transplanted and grows inside the ovaries instead of its actual position. Salman Khan, who is Katrina Kaif’s boyfriend, and his mother Salma were present during the operation. Though the disease is not serious but it may recur despite of being operated and cured. In fact, this condition generally appears in women who are in their productive age group (meaning 20 years to 40 years of age).

Aamir Khan turns Banarasi Babu to promote 3 Idiots

Chewing paan and riding a rickshaw, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan turned Banarasi babu to promote 3 Idiots as he made his first stop in the holy city. The 44-year-old actor has put on a disappearing act and is on a seven-city tour to promote the Aamir reached Varanasi on Friday and traveled through the narrow lanes of the old city to search his mother, Zeenat's birthplace in Teliyanala area, near the Prahlad Ghat at the banks of river Ganga.

Wearing a simple shirt, his face covered with a muffler, Aamir hid himself in old sunglasses. He stayed in the city for three days in the disguise of an old man. The morning before leaving the city, Aamir reached the Teliyanala mohalla in the Kotwali area to visit his mother's birthplace Khwaja Manzil, which is in a dilapidated condition. "Was in your amazing city. It was a very emotional experience for me," Aamir told PTI before leaving for another destination. The rickshaw-puller Ramlakhan Paswan, who drove the actor through the bylanes of the city, said, "Aamir got really emotional when he found the birth place of his mother.

"When Aamir reached his mother's birth place he was chewing paan and his mouth was full of it. He was sporting a white beard so no one could identify him," Paswan said. "He suddenly revealed his identity and asked the people in Bhojpuri, Ka Guru ee Banaras hau, Aamir Khan ke na pahachan pailen (Don't you recognise Aamir Khan)."

Aamir also visited the famous Dasaswamedh Ghat. The actor has roped in 'Master Blaster' Sachin Tendulkar to endorse the movie, which gave the first clue about his whereabouts. "I don't know anything more than this," Sachin had said as he read out the clue in Hindi, "Kahan jaoon kaise jaoon, itne sawal kaise suljaoon, kabhi to sochoon main udd jaoon. Kabhi sadak pe car bhagaoon, ya chuk chuk gaadi ko aazmaoon, chahe main jaise bhi jaoon, maa ke aangan mein raat bitaoon."

This was the first of the seven clues Aamir gave to search him out as he travels to seven cities in disguise, spending one or two days in each. Sachin has already watched the film at Ketnav studios in suburban Bandra along with his wife Anjali and friends including cricketer Ajit Agarkar.

3 Idiots, releasing on December 25, has Aamir playing a 22-year-old engineering student along with actors Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. Kareena Kapoor is the female lead. After leaving Varanasi, the actor is headed to his second destination and clue for it is:

Riya Sen in 'Sri Adi Manav'

Bringing in Bollywood faces on TV soaps is the tried and tested formula producers resort to, in a bid to rake in the TRPs and now we hear Paritosh Painter has brought in “good friend” Riya Sen to lend some glamour to 'Sri Adi Manav'. Sen will play herself on the show. A source informs, "Riya will play herself in the show. Shri, Adi and Manav are die-hard fans of Riya, who is a popular Bollywood celebrity and the whole episode is about winning a dinner date with her. The three boys attempt a quiz which gives the winner a chance of dining with Riya.

Sri wins the quiz and is all set to go on the date when the organisers tell him he can take a friend or a family member along. He is in a tizzy now, as Adi and Manav too are crazy about her. He later decides to sacrifice the dinner for his two best friends and asks them to avail of the opportunity. But they wouldn't go without Sri, who is the real winner. The trio refuses to go and news reaches Riya, she is left aghast. She decides to meet them to figure out the reason behind refusing to dine with her. When she comes to know of the real reason, she requests the organisers to let the entire family from here on of the winner come along with him."Paritosh, who produces the show, confirmed Riya's presence on the show.

Amrita Rao kicks Rani out of her home

Recently Amrita hired the services of a new maid, Rani who apparently was a crazy fan. Amrita already has two maids, a spot boy, a personal assistant and a driver at her ready disposal but hired the services of an additional maid for her mother who requires help frequently with the household work as the other employees are busy tending to Amrita's needs.

This maid apparently was an avid follower of hers from Rajasthan who had come via the reference of a neighboring building's resident. She used to intently watch each and every move of Amrita's whilst she was at home which caused a lot of unrest to Amrita as her mother's needs seemed to be sidelined. Infact once Amrita's family member caught her looking into Amrita's personal wardrobe and trying on few of her garments when no one was at home. At one instance Amrita who really loses her cool was seen getting angry but her heart melted when the maid began crying and stating how poor she was.

However things did not improve as the maid used to tag along everywhere with Amrita and started being haphazard in her daily chores and watched movies of Amrita's day in and day out. Since Amrita and her family prefer to stay away from controversies, they simply retired her from her services without any prior intimation to her and never spoke about the incident to anyone. Apparently no one has seen or heard of the maid ever since.

Amrita Rao's spokesperson, Jashoda Madhavji confirms the story and states, "Amrita was pretty wary to hire anyone new as she doesn't like to experiment with untested waters but being a family girl her mother's needs came first and hence she willingly agreed. At the same time she is one person who is quick to learn from her experiences and will be on the lookout for a new maid soon!"

Aishwarya's past is suddenly confronting her!!

Bachchan Bahu Ash seems to be having bad experiences with her past. The more the actress wants to forget, the more she runs into it! First she bumped into Salman Khan on December 17; and then she ended up sitting next to Vivek Oberoi for the Mumbai police event, 'Jashn 2010- Dhamaka Bollywood Ka', at the Andheri Sports Complex on Saturday. Understandably, Vivek was shocked to see the seating arrangement. At first he flatly refused to enter the function after coming to know that his seat was next to Aishwarya. However he finally agreed after the organizers did their best to convince him.

According to sources, there was space only for one person to sit between the exes. At first it was Asin who was occupying the seat; but had to leave for her performance just as Vivek entered. Realising that Vivek was only a seat away, Ash was clearly uncomfortable and soon got fidgety. To help matters, designer Manish Malhotra came and sat between the two to ease the tension. After a while Vivek sensed that there was trouble and got up and left. Both Vivek and Ash remained unavailable for comment.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Katrina Kaif: How many of you Googled for Kats to get her the no.1 slot?

You must be wondering what tag Google can bestow on this lady. Well she has bagged the title for No.1 celebrity searched on the net. Wow! A great laurel for this Barbie doll actress. Google’s annual publication, Google Zeitgeist showcasing trends of internet users for its search engine services reveals that Indian internet users searched for Katrina Kaif the most number of times under the celebrity category. We wonder what happened with other actresses? Is their popularity fading day by day as Katrina holds the throne tightly, giving no room to her competitors.

Not only this, she has featured second on the ‘Most Popular Mobile Queries in India’. Reveals a source, “Katrina Kaif still tops the list for the second straight year. She even beats who featured second in the search engine for popular celebrities. Recently the gorgeous Katrina Kaif was voted the ‘Sexiest Actress’ by London Eastern Eye and featured second on the ‘Top Online Newsmaker of 2009’ list by Yahoo! You simply can’t keep your eyes off her. This gorgeous glam babe is climbing ladders days after days. We wish her good luck in life and hope she brings many more laurels to her pocket soon.

Aishwarya Rai : Who is Aish's ardent fan ?

Well, what can one say when an astounding beauty like Aishwarya Rai is shooting right under one’s nose? Nothing except admire her for her beauty of course. That’s not what our chocolate boy hero of bollywood did when he had seen her several years ago shooting for his dad’s home production.

The film was Aa Ab Laut Chale, this was Rishi Kapoor’s film and it starred Aishwarya with Akshay Khanna among other artists.

It so happened that Ranbir Kapoor would go to see the shooting everyday and he really became an ardent fan of her. So, he started to make paintings of her during the shooting itself. He hid himself and painted to avoid embarrassment. But, Aishwarya knew about it and she also did not want to embarrass the teenager so she said nothing to him.

Now, it so happened that during the premier of Paa when Ranbir had gone to see it, Aishwarya suddenly remembered the incident and told Abhishek about it. According to reports Ranbir was so embarrassed that he immediately left the venue.

Now what can one say? The sweet gesture by this sweet actor has to be appreciated; it is really an honour for anyone to have such ardent fans isn’t it?

Shah Rukh Khan books an entire screen to watch 'Avatar'

Trust Shah Rukh Khan to do everything in style. On Friday evening, the maverick superstar booked an entire screen at PVR Juhu for a special screening of Avatar at 10.30 pm for his family especially his kids and their friends and his close pals from the industry. He was joined by members his clique Suzanne Roshan, a bespectacled Rani Mukerji, Sanjay Kapoor with wife Maheep, and Bhavana and Chunky Pandey. Abiding by her image of a diva, Gauri Khan, though dressed in a white blouse teamed with distressed denims and sports shoes, looked casual yet chic.

Showstopper Farah Khan and SRK, who were once joint at the hip, seem to be growing apart after the director signed Akshay Kumar on for her next film. Farah, instead of joining her old buddy, came for an earlier show. Though the two bumped into each other at the entrance, neither was uncomfortable and greeted each other with warmth.

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan to Get Married?

The rumor mill is spinning on high speed in Bollywood again! This time rumors have it Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are slowly but surely making their way to the altar! While either "Kurbaan" actor has confirmed a date yet, Saif has reportedly told reporters that “I’m now looking forward to settling down with Kareena. Our marriage will happen very shortly, as soon as we both have a little less work on hand and we can give the marriage quality time."

After Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra tied the knot not too long ago, could this be the next big B-town wedding? Well as soon as Saif and Kareena are less busy working on their projects, we guess we will find out! Bebo is currently promoting her latest movie "3 Idiots" with Aamir Khan so maybe Saif is just waiting for his girlfriend to finish that project before he pops the question? What do you think of the rumors that Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are soon the get married? Drop me a line.

Bipasha pockets 2 crores for New Year bash

The five-star hotel where she is performing on December 31, is also hosting her private party on its premises the same night. Bipasha Basu is perhaps the only actress who has managed to get a good price for her performance at a surburban five-star hotel on December 31 this year. While unofficial sources claim it's a whopping amount (almost two crore for 15 minutes) Bipasha herself remains tight-lipped about it. In 2007, she got paid Rs 90 lakh for her New Year's performance at another five-star hotel for 15 minutes.

When asked about the remuneration, Bips says, "All I will say its great money and they have offered me the same deal that I got two years ago with another hotel. And it's been two years, so the rates would have gone up. Naturally the amount has to be very big or I wouldn't be doing it." The actress will have two entries in two grand outfits and will performing to her hit songs. She adds, "I might even do some songs from the '70s."

When asked if it was a come down from the hotel she performed at two years ago, she asks, "I can't keep performing at the same hotel every year. It's a 5-star hotel, credible, they pay me good money and there are nice people associated with it. Apart from that, John and his family and our friends will also come for the event and we will have our own party there. The hotel has agreed to host our party too.

While the Abrahams will cheer her on stage, her own family won't be in the city to see her perform. "My older sister Bidisha is going to Bangkok while our parents will be in Kolkata with my younger sister Bijoyeta who is flying down from London, where she is studying."

Designer Rocky S says, "Both Bipasha's outfits are shiny, elaborate and very expensive as befitting a New Year show. My favourite colour for Bipasha is red so one number is a very 40s style, vintage dress in red on red above the knee, fully tasseled in silk and clustered in red Swarovski crystals. The second dress is made of georgette, is in onion pink and completely covered in diamonds. It's a very short dress with tassels at the hem. Both the dresses are very sexy."

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Aishwarya meets her former lovers

Be it Salman Khan or Vivek Oberoi to name a few, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been colliding with former lovers for quite some time.

It seems all of a sudden she has been meeting her beaus suddenly. Of course the film fraternity is also a round world and people keep meeting each other for good or bad.

She met Salman Khan at the Mehboob Studios and the best thing neither of them reacted.

Aishwarya completely ignored him and acted as if he did not even see him. Salman on the other hand was quite normal before her arrival.

But the moment she arrived he became serious all of a sudden. After this it was Vivek Oberoi’s turn.

He met Aishwarya at the premiere of the Hollywood movie Avatar. He was so flabbergasted that he left the theatre immediately. Amidst all the rush and confusion he forgot to return his 3D glasses that people are supposed to return after the movie! A word of advice to Aishwarya from us is that honey, take care of the Bachchan Bahu tag. Keep up with the family name and just be the way you are. This will automatically shoo away all the unwanted people in life.

Katrina Kaif - Days of Pain for Katrina Kaif!

It has been reported recently that actress Katrina Kaif has been suffering from some sort of ill health or the other.

She had reportedly been diagnosed with Jaundice and was under complete bed rest for quite a few days.

Then it was reported that she had a low count of haemoglobin in her blood so she had to be under supervision again.

Now, it so happened that a couple of days back she had complained of a severe stomach ache.

Salman Khan who is always the kind hearted Samaritan immediately helped and got her admitted to Lilawati Hospital in Mumbai.

According to reports, Katrina had still been in pain after medication. So, she was shifted to.

The Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai where she was operated for Appendicitis.

After a day she was discharged and was in a reportedly good condition. She will be under constant care and supervision until her complete recovery.

This is a minor set back for the actress and her fans as she will not be able to perform on New Years Eve as had been planned earlier. Never mind, we fell it is more important to be fit and fine first. So, as health should be the top priority for the talented actress now, we do wish for her quick recovery so that her fans get to see more of her.

Sonu Niigaam recorded song over the Internet

Sonu Niigaam showed yet another side to his professionalism while recording for Celina Jaitley starrer Accident On Hill Road.

Apparently we hear the versatile singer coordinated with music-director Raju Singh, and sung.

The track from the city of Los Angeles while music director Raju recorded the same in India!

The story goes, “Director Mahesh Nair wanted that Sonu Niigaam should sing the track titled ‘Nasha Nasha’ in the film Accident On Hill Road.

But Sonu was not available that time, as he had gone to LA. Still I went ahead and recorded the song through Internet while chatting,” says the music composer Raju Singh.

He goes on to add, “Sonu’s professionalism bowled me over, for he had gone.

On a holiday and still agreed to sing the song on such a short notice and so unconventionally.”

Accident on Hill Road stars Celina Jaitley, Farooq Shaikh and Abhimanyu Shekhar Singh in the lead role. The film is slated to release on December 31.

Celina Jaitley virgin till marriage

Bold and beautiful Celina Jaitley is not a big mouth but she stands up for what she believes in and is quite vocal about it.

The hot actress has stunning answers for questions that normally make females blush.

At a recently held promotional event for her new movie, Accident On Hill Road on TV channel Zoom.

Celina gave some of the honest replies you have ever heard from a woman. When asked how sexuality.

In Indian cinema and in our society has undergone a change, she replied, “I feel sex never changes.

Sex is the same, like it was ten years ago, (or) during the Kamasutra days. Even now it’s the same.

What has changed is that people want to be politically correct or diplomatic while talking on this subject today.”

Later, while facing the obvious question on female virginity, Celina gave a no-holds-barred reply, “Human beings are hypocritical! We all are. Myself included. I am going to call myself a virgin till I get married. As simple as that. Yes, I am hypocritical and every actress who comes here will say the same. So you got to take my word for it.” Our jaws dropped! What do you have to say?

Gauhar Khan wants to be Ranbir's lover

Model and VJ Gauhar Khan, who made her Bollywood debut in the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year was so impressed by her co-star that she now wants to play his love interest on-screen.

The debutante who was noticed for her turn as a crafty receptionist in the film, was all praise for Kapoor, who was recently crowned the 'Sexiest Man Alive' by People magazine.

"He is a calm and good person and a thorough professional. It would be great to be paired opposite him someday," Gauhar told PTI.

Though the lead opposite Ranbir is played by Shahzahn Padamsee, Gauhar says that she has most of her scenes with the heartthrob.

"Playing the lead does not mean being paired romantically opposite the hero but being an integral part of the film's plot.

Our characters shared a close bond in the film," she said. The model-turned actress was participating in a dance reality show when she was called for auditions for the film.

"I went through five auditions before being selected for the role of Koena, a middle class girl, in the film.

There were many layers in the character and I got an opportunity to showcase my acting skills," Gauhar said. "Filmmaker Yash Chopra complimented me for my performance and that was the icing on the cake amid all adulation and good reviews", she added.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Is that Kangna?

Kangna Ranaut stands alone among her contemporaries as the only girl who doesn’t need to drastically change her body type or make-up to look different.

There is just something intrinsically in her features that changes all the time. According to her it is because all her features are small and no one part of her face dominates the others.

Be that as it may in this still from No Problem she looks almost unrecognisable from the girl we are used to seeing.

Tell her that and she replies that even her mother tells her that she is constantly changing. “This will continue to happen for the next few years.

She promises, “till my features finally settle down to what they will be for the rest of my life.” She recounts how.

When attending red carpet functions, she often passes the bank of photographers who realise who she is only because of her publicist accompanying her.

Ken takes no chances with Jiah

It seems that Jiah Khan’s ghost has come back to haunt director Ken Ghosh and the crew of Chance Pe Dance.

After the bitter experience that Jiah Khan went through when she was unceremoniously dumped from Chance Pe Dance, she is now visible in the film.

Jiah shot for around 20 days for the film before she was replaced by Genelia D’souza. Our source said, “Yesterday afternoon, there was a trial for the cast and crew of the film in Bandra.

While watching the rough cut, they noticed that Jiah Khan was spotted in the background in one of the songs.

Ken Ghosh panicked and asked the operator to rewind the shot and his worst fear came true. He was disappointed as he could not edit the shot as it was part of the song.

The technical error can’t be reshot as they can’t make the set and get the same dancers back for the song.

In fact, all the portions that Jiah had shot for were chopped or Genelia was replaced digitally. nNow the entire team is trying to work out how Jiah can be removed from the song.

The technical crew is working overtime trying to either pixilate the portion where Jiah is visible or erase her from the frame. In either case, it will be a creative liberty.”

Ken Ghosh has decided that discretion is the better part of valour. He said, “I don’t know where you have heard this news and I do not wish to comment on this.”

John Abraham with Hollywood hotties

One of the best looking hunks of Bollywood is now set to team up with a Hollywood hottie.

John Abraham will pair with a Hollywood actress in director Shirish Kunder’s much-touted ‘Alien Sahib’.

If reports are to be believed, Kunder is hoping to rope in either Scarlett Johansson or Anne Hathaway for the film which will be made for global audiences.

The director plans to use the fusion 3D camera technique for the flick and will be signing a lot of technicians from the west for it.

But the big surprise is indeed the presence of a Hollywood actress. “The female protagonist is. A foreign national so we decided to cast a Hollywood actress for it,” Kunder is quoted as saying in a media report.

Though Shirish refuses to divulge any name, he’s flying to Los Angeles to meet the agents of a couple of Hollywood actresses. With the meeting of talents from two the biggest filmmaking industries in the world, the possibility of a Hollywood actress working in a Bollywood movie is much more today than it was a few years ago.

Just earlier this year, we saw Akshay Kumar romancing Denise Richards and rubbing shoulders with Sylvester Stallone in Kambakkht Ishq. John already has the advantage of having had international exposure through Deepa Mehta’s film Water which was nominated for the Oscars two years back.

Salman stands by Katrina

True friends are only those who stand by one when in times of difficulty. Proving this is Salman Khan who stood by Katrina Kaif literally when the actress was admitted in a hospital for an appendicitis operation.

The actress is now recovering from the operation and is likely to fly to London for Christmas celebrations.

In the meanwhile some rumors were also spread that the hemoglobin count in the actress has gone down drastically and so she is being hospitalized.

Katrina who was in the mood to say goodbye to Salman’s friendship would now have second thoughts about ending this relationship.

Aamir Khan spins some magic, overwhelms Kareena

Aamir Khan recently gifted a Rs. 25, 000 handloom saree to Kareena Kapoor made by handloom workers of Chanderi village in Madhya Pradesh. Kareena was overwhelmed by the present. Kareena was asked to fly down to Madhya Pradesh for two days.

She had to travel for 14 hours to reach Chanderi. All this while, she didn’t know where they were going and all she knew was that they had to meet Aamir. So when she received the black and gold traditional saree, like the ones the weavers used to make for the nawabs, she was overjoyed.

According to Kareena, Aamir Khan wanted her to have the saree because she is a style icon and she should promote the work of these handloom industries. The ancestors of the workers used to work for royal families.

Kareena and Aamir went to the workers’ homes, interacted with them and saw that they live in miserable conditions and make only about Rs. 50 while the designers borrow their work and sell it for Rs. 30-40, 000. Aamir has invited some of the workers to the premiere of 3 Idiots.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Katrina Kaif - A complete women sexy and Confident

Katrina Kaif speaks out about her recent won title of “Sexiest Asian Woman” which she is entitled for the second consecutive year.

Sitting on cloud number nine, Katrina defines sexy for us! Katrina states that the term sexy doesn’t just mean having a great body.

Apart from the figure, one has to be a complete woman to be sexy. In her own words, “One has to understand the definition of sexy because it’s not as simple as the word sounds.

Sexy is not just about the physical equation but about the fact that you would be comfortable with this person being your girlfriend at the same time.

You would like to go out with them and at the same time they are desirable. And I think there is nothing more sexy than a confident woman.”

Yes, she does sound confident! And why not…when she is having so many successful movies in her pouch!

The latest one of the biggest hits of this year “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazaj Kahani” brings smile to her face and slowly but steadily she is crawling towards the top spot!

Katrina has defeated mostly Bollywood babes to reach the no.1 place including the ones like Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor. Eastern Eye’s showbiz editor Asjad Nazir, who was one of those who created the, said, “The fact that Katrina has climbed to the top of the Bollywood tree despite being an outsider speaks volumes for her global sex appeal and striking looks.

She defied critics and beat off tough competition from Bollywood to stay No 1.” Quite true! Now that Kat has added one more feather to her cap, we wish her that she wins the title next year too and may this success lingers-on on her forever…

Priyanka Chopra denies romantic hook up with Ranbir Kapoor

Ever since young heartthrob of Bollywood Ranbir Kapoor turned single he has being linked to his female co-stars.

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone split a few months back. Rumors were rife that this occurred owing to Ranbir’s closeness to his co-star in the flick Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Katrina Kaif.

Just yesterday I had featured a story how Katrina and Ranbir are being rumored to have a romance brewing.

Today, new rumors have surfaced about something going on between Ranbir and his Anjaana Anjaani movie co-star, Priyanka Chopra.

But, Piggy Chops is not amused; in fact she has said she barely knows Ranbir on a personal front. They are just co-stars nothing more than that.


‘Paa’s heroine Vidya Balan says she will soon be seen in a completely different avatar in Vishal Bharadwaj`s forthcoming movie ‘Ishqiya’. In her upcoming dark drama, she plays a conniving, scheming woman.

While interacting with the media the otherwise innocent looking actress said that in this movie she is someone who is unapologetic about her own choices.

In the film, Vidya sports a de-glamorized look and mouths expletives. She terms her character as that of India’s Rambha, Durga or Kali.

She is someone who is dressed from top to toe but oozes sensuality, she adds. Earlier, we have seen her in films like ‘Parineeta’, ‘Heyy Babyy’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ and ‘Kismat Konnection’.

Set in eastern Uttar Pradesh, ‘Ishqiya’ is a tale of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit.

Made by first time director Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Bharadwaj, the film also stars Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah in pivotal roles.

The actress is a big fan of Bhardwaj who is known for credibility and thus owns a brand. On the other hand, Vidya plays Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter in Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s ‘Chenaab Gandhi’. What a complete reversal of role from that of Amitabh’s mother in ‘Paa’ to his daughter in ‘Chenab Gandhi’! Regarding the role reversal, she says that it’s not a conscious decision. “ It`s just that I`m offered a lot of exciting work and I`ve tried to pick and choose different things to keep it very exciting for me.”

Bollywood- Sales Man Of The Year Award Goes To

With ‘Rocket Singh –Salesman of the year’ paying an ode to the oiled, over-the-top and dramatic tribe of pushy ‘Salesman’ we do a round-up of.

The superstars who with their perfect set of white teeth, flawless skin and oodles of superstardom have pushed.

The poor fashion models to the background and taken the onus of selling us products that we never thought existed or wanted either!

Crisscrossing from the boundaries of cinema to television we had the man- the Mard of Bollywood ahem! Mr. Amitabh Bachchan selling herbal oils.

The possession of which was usually frowned upon as the indulgences of hoi polloi by the elite class.

But apparently, after the blessings of the Sarkar this relatively Lawaaris oil brand was lapped up in numbers and occupied.

The much-coveted space on the toiletries shelve with the imported shea butter creams. And while we were still rubbing our eyes on how the Big B can be all thand thand coolum coolum amidst the eyesore garish backdrops, he made us do a double take and left us Nishabd with promises of miracle churan to cool the Toofan of gastric flatulence.

Well this was just the trickle, the flood of cinema celebrities on television has arrived and how! Taking over the cheesy brand ambassadors, ‘stars’ replaced them with even oilier smiles and taller claims. This new breed of ‘Star’ salesman left us gaping at the undue credit to shady products, stuff you know for sure won’t be around 200 feet of these ‘stars’ under normal circumstances.

Feeding a breed of star-starved nation the ad-man found the perfect savior to bail out a market fed by Chinese products. Roping in the badshahs and shahanshah the average Joe was short changed into believing a complexion makeover of the sort Michael Jackson had by none other than Shahrukh Khan.

Borrowing catchphrases of eunuch beggars, the ‘Fairness cream for men’ ad had overbearing lines like ‘Hai Handsome!’ where Shahrukh preens, pouts and saves the day of a ‘black boy’ while simultaneously skyrocketing the stock of the cream that promises to blur the racial divide with its ‘imported’ ingredients. Well this ‘Salesman’ might have burnt a hole in the company’s budget with his over-the-top endorsement fee, but hey! Who said the world is ‘fair’!

And now, when we are talking of fair it would be highly unfair to leave the fair maidens out of the ‘salesman of the year’ race.

Who else but Asin could have coaxed you to shell out exorbitant sums of money for something you could have easily picked up in the basket sale of Fashion Street.

Here a special mention goes to Salman Khan for his vest-ed interest in Dollar shop stuff. Sallu shows the world that you can get away with anything- including running with kids in a race and beating them to the finish line, is all perfectly fine, as long as you have the right brand of baniyan. Moving on to his ‘Lady love’…

Well one could have never thought that ‘Lady’ Katrina Kaif will be scrubbing clean with a piece of soap that was best left back at the store shelve. But Katrina convincingly demonstrates the wonders of a low-budget soap that will give a clear complexion to a fairly large family. Waltzing between the bathtub and jungle Katrina finds the answer to all her beauty queries and in the process puzzles one and all on her highly questionable choice of bath soap.

Speaking of bathing choices, Kareena Kapoor has nailed it; playing dirty with chocolate this Kapoor kudi sold the dream of a beautiful skin to millions looking deliciously dirty. Who said soap could be sold off only by playing bubbles in bathtub…Kareena proved them wrong by dunking in a bar of dark chocolate soap, which by the way, is way cheaper than an average bar of chocolate.

But that certainly will not qualify Bebo for the salesman of the year award as we yet have to explore the potential of Virar boy, Govinda, and his magical smile, which was never put to adequate use by the dant manjan companies. Nevertheless Govinda shone bright selling hair oil, a match made in heaven only to be destroyed by the Big B. The guy was in his element before Big B stole his show and hair oil. And for that Big B ends up with the salesman of the year award too, after all, credit does go to him for educating us on the power of a certain washing detergent that makes a white shirt whiter-er-er-est…

My Name Is Khan to be screened at Berlin Film Festival

Bollywood film My Name Is Khan, starring legendary screen pair Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, will be screened at the 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival in February.

The festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world, will run from February 11-21 and will feature the premiere of the Martin Scorsese film, Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

My Name Is Khan will release on February 12th in India and more than 40 other countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Australia.

It will reportedly be the widest international release of a Bollywood film ever. The highly awaited picture reunites Khan and Kajol, who haven’t appeared in a film together since Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001.

The story focuses on racial profiling of Muslims in the U.S. Khan plays a man with Asperger syndrome a form of autism who’s wrongly suspected of being a terrorist. Kajol plays his wife. The film was shot in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Mumbai.

It was directed by famous filmmaker Karan Johar and produced by his company, Dharma Productions. In the past, Khan and Johar have collaborated on some of India’s most internationally successful films, including Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006).

My Name Is Khan was reportedly sold to Fox Star Studios last July for a record Rs. 100 crore ($21 million) the highest price ever paid by a distributor for a Bollywood film. Under the deal, Fox Star Studios a joint venture between American film studio 20th Century Fox and India’s Star Group acquired the worldwide marketing and distribution rights to the film.

It will be released in North America by Fox Searchlight Pictures, a division of 20th Century Fox, which has previously distributed many notable films about Indians, such as Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Water (2005), The Namesake (2006), and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

In a case of life imitating art, Khan, who is Muslim, was detained and questioned by immigration officials last August at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey while he was en route to an Indian independence celebration in Chicago. The incident made headlines worldwide and outraged many Indians.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor are an item?

It’s truly an Ajab ghazab prem kahani. The latest whirlwind of gossip in B-Town says Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor are in love but they’ve been concealing it from everyone. The reason, say the rumour mills, is that the duo could not make their relationship public earlier because Ranbir was dating Deepika Padukone and Katrina was with Salman Khan.

However, now that Ranbir has split from Deepika and Katrina is alleged to be single, the two are taking their ‘friendship’ to the romantic level and have started exchanging SMSes and gifts. Rumour has it that Ranbir has already gifted a diamond-studded heart-shaped pendant to Katrina and she fondly wears it everyday.

On top of it, Ranbir keeps calling Kat now and then to inquire about her health. She’s been under the weather lately because of her low hemoglobin levels. A tabloid even goes on to allege that Katrina has visited Ranbir’s house and met his parents.

One thing that makes these assertions doubtful is that Katrina and Ranbir haven’t been spotted together after they finished promoting Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. And there’s a clique in the industry which believes Katrina will never turn her back on Salman. So, are Katrina and Ranbir an item? We’ll figure out soon. Keep watching this space.

It broke my heart - Priyanka Chopra

What's Your Raashee? might have earned Priyanka Chopra a name in the Guinness Book of World Records for.

The 12 roles she played but not without a heartbreak. Now, she admitted that the failure of the film broke her heart.

Priyanka was hurt by the performance of What's Your Raashee? at the box office because she had put in lots of efforts and hard work in doing her 12 roles.

She said that it would have been more painful had she not received appreciation for her performance. It maybe recalled.

That Priyanka got lots of accolades for her role in the hit film Kaminey starring Shahid Kapoor and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

But her next film What's Your Raashee? directed by Ashutosh Gowariker with Harman Baweja as the hero, failed terribly at the box office in spite of the hype it enjoyed.

All is not well with Katrina Kaif

It seems the sexy lady Katrina Kaif has taken up too much work and pressure of late, as this is clearly reflecting on her health now.

It is heard that Katrina is not keeping well and it is because of that she is postponing or cancelling all her scheduled assignments. Knowing that Kat is a stickler for keeping her appointments this has indeed come as a shocker.

The speculations on her health or rather ill health were confirmed by her absence at the clean-up drive event where she was appointed as the chief guest.

But didn’t show up. Our reliable source informed, “Katrina Kaif is not keeping well and the details of her illness cannot be divulged”.

Earlier, it was Amitabh Bachchan whose workaholic nature took a toll on his health and now Karina Kaif seems to be following in his footsteps. Recently, Katrina completed her film “Rajneeti’, which is a political drama. In the film, she is pairing with chocolate boy Ranbir Kapoor.

Aamir Khan 3 IDIOTS weaves magic at Pranpur, goes Dada ke desh!!

Aamir Khan, the perfectionist super star of bollywood who is on a promotional spree for his upcoming flick ‘3 Idiots’, appeared.

At a small village of Pranpur in Chanderi district of Madhya Pradesh and created magic by weaving a sari with Kareena Kapoor.

The gutsy Khan was there not only to promote his upcoming Rajkumari Hirani’s magnum opus ‘3 Idiots’, but also to highlight the plight of handloom weavers engaged in this fine art of making saris.

Sources say that as part of his encouragement to weavers, Aamir Khan not only bought a number of saris from them, but has already approached some of the best designers of the country to help these weavers in marketing their exquisitely made saris.

The sari that Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor weaved at Pranpur (it has names of both superstars) will be sent for auction through an NGO and the proceeds will go towards helping the development of Pranpur village. Besides Aamir and Kareena, Sharman Joshi, R Madhavan and Mona Singh also play pivotal roles in upcoming ‘3 Idiots’.

Aamir Khan had roped in co-star Kareena Kapoor at Pranpur as he wanted her to become the unofficial ambassador of saris woven by the handloom workers of the village. Kareena, who plays the love interest of Aamir Khan in ‘3 Idiots’, not only agreed to increase the use of handloom saris in her daily routine but was also thrilled at the opportunity.

However, Aamir Khan had already decided to increase the excitement of Kareena Kapoor by gifting her a beautiful handloom sari of worth Rs 25,000, woven by these workers. These types of black and gold saris (gifted to Kareena) were used to be made by these weavers during the days of Nawabs, who were the original patrons of these artistes. Aamir Khan even decided to gift one of these saris to his wife Kiran Rao.

Later, Kareena Kapoor revealed next clue for Aamir Khan’s fans which was that ‘Aamir Khan would be moving to Dada Ke Desh’. Now, it is for the fans to guess the real meaning of ‘Dada Ke Desh’ and proceed to that place if they want to meet the superstar.

It may be recalled that Aamir Khan has been playing this hide and seek game with his fans as part of ‘Alternative Reality Game’. The main purpose of the game is to promote his upcoming flick ‘3 Idiots’ in a unique way and create a strong buzz (as he had done with his earlier flick ‘Ghajini’ and its special hair cut) in favor of the film.

The film is slated for a worldwide release on December 25. The film has Aamir Khan playing half his age and studying in one of the prestigious I I Ts of the country. Sharman Joshi and R Madhavan play his classmates in the film. The film is directed by Rajkumar Hirani of ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ fame and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

Is Shahid avoiding Amrita?

Amrita Rao and Shahid Kapoor have worked together in Ishq Vishk, Vivaah and Waah! Life ho Toh Aisi and they have done a few commercials.

They have also been friends since their first film. If rumours are to be believed, Kareena Kapoor wasn’t too happy with the closeness between Shahid and Amrita as the two were linked during the making of Vivaah.

Both Amrita Rao and Shahid Kapoor are on Twitter. Genelia D’souza, Priyanka Chopra, Priyanka’s cousin Parineeti, Atul Kasbekar, Tarun Mansukhani, Siddharth Malhotra and Ken Ghosh are among.

The fifteen people that Shahid is following on Twitter. He is not following his former co-star and ‘friend’ Amrita Rao.

A source tells, ‘Amrita has tweeted quite a few times on Shahid’s page but he hasn’t responded.

He is following Priyanka and Genelia but not her, even though she is his first co-star. Amrita is following him and has written on his wall many times.

She feels Shahid is ignoring her and that hasn’t gone down very well with her. She has always said only good things about SK and likewise, he has always praised her and said that he would love to work with her again.’

‘It’s pretty childish of Amrita to feel bad if Shahid isn’t replying to her tweets. Why doesn’t she just call him and check with him. Shahid is quite a private person. He is on Twitter only to promote his movie and interact with his fans. Sometimes, he tweets his friends for fun but the page is mainly for the promotion of Chance Pe Dance. He prefers talking to his friends on the phone and meeting them to catching up with them in the virtual world,’ concluded our source.