Friday, March 26, 2010

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in Clean and Juicy Ad Face-Off!

While we still can't say for sure whether Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan are together or not, we do know that both B-town actors like to keep things clean and juicy! The Bollywood beauty recently starred in a commercial for Slice Mango Juice, while B-town's bad boy has shot an ad for Active Wheel Detergent.

But which is your favorite brand ambassador in this famous couple? Katrina Kaif or Salman Khan? Check out their ads here and tell us which star does the best job at selling their product. Katrina Kaif and a hot model are sitting in a boat, playing a game of 'who will blink first.

Katz pulls the old blow air on the face trick, but it doesn't work and her hot co-star has something more powerful in store to make the sexy actress bat an eyelid! Suspense and love is in the air! To find out what happens next, check out Katrina Kaif's flirty and sexy TV commercial for Slice mango juice. While we still can't say for sure whether Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan are together or not, we do know that both B-town actors like to keep things clean and juicy!

The Bollywood beauty recently starred in a commercial for Slice Mango Juice, while B-town's bad boy has shot an ad for Active Wheel Detergent. But which is your favorite brand ambassador in this famous couple? Katrina Kaif or Salman Khan? Check out their ads here and tell us which star does the best job at selling their product.

Katrina Kaif and a hot model are sitting in a boat, playing a game of 'who will blink first.' Katz pulls the old blow air on the face trick, but it doesn't work and her hot co-star has something more powerful in store to make the sexy actress bat an eyelid!

Suspense and love is in the air! To find out what happens next, check out Katrina Kaif's flirty and sexy TV commercial for Slice mango juice. Salman Khan and "Rock On!!" actress Prachi Desai say hi to each other a lot in their ad for Active Wheel Detergent. They also flirt and play with water and rose petals! Cute!

While we have to say that we are surprised to see Salman in an ad of this genre; soft, smooth and loving, we quite like his heartthrob side! We picture him more as a bad boy promoting products like sports gear and fitness drinks, but hey, we have to give the Bollywood veteran props for tempting something new!

Maybe he was inspired by Abhi and Ash Bachchan who recently filmed their first ever TV commercial together for Lux Soap?But the real question is: which is your favorite brand ambassador in this famous Bollywood on-and-off couple? Katrina Kaif or Salman Khan? Drop us a line.

Amrita Rao's glamorous look!

Amrita Rao has gone all glam with her latest photo-shoot. From a fairly normal girl, she's turned into a babe. We asked her what had convinced the girl who was launched in Ishq Vishq and acted in Bhagat Singh, Main Hoon Na and Vivaah to suddenly take a turn into the land of plunging necklines.

She is a beautiful woman whom every man would like to marry because she is not like other actresses who does bold scenes to become famous, she is sweet and beautiful lady who speaks her heart. She has launched with Ishq Vishq and then.

She has given many hits like Bhagat Singh, Main Hoon Na, Vivaah and now the actress has gone glamorous with some photoshoot, we ask Amrita Rao what was the reason behind this…Why have you turned from Gharelu girl-next-door to full-on hottie?

As an actress you can’t restrict yourself to one particular image, because that shows your limitations. An actor has to be versatile. I can do Legend of Bhagat Singh, Ishq Vishq, Vivaah and Main Hoon Na with equal ease. In my photo shoots I wear trendy clothes, I am from today’s generation and my sensibilities are quite western. But whatever projects I get demand the innocent girl from me so you see me as that in my films.

It's not a change of image and certainly not a makeover. It’s just another new opportunity to look different for me. Every girl wanted to look good and try something new in looks. As you and I know, being a celebrity you have to take care of your looks and it’s something that I had not explored earlier.

Aishwarya Rai is a sleeping volcano ready to erupt

Aishwarya Rai gave some easy life to other contemporary actors like Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Kareena Kapoor.

And the likes as Ash was keeping a low profile as far as her celluloid career was concerned.

In the course of the last 3 years, younger actresses have grabbed the Filmfare Award starting with Kareena Kapoor (Jab We Met)

And then followed by Piggy Chops (Fashion) and lately by Vidya Balan (Paa). But, all this while,Aishwarya was calm akin to.

A sleeping volcano ready to explode any time. And the time has come for the volcano to erupt and roar again with the ferocity of a wounded tigress.

Yes! 2010 is bound to belong to Mrs Bachchan.

As she is geared up to invade the silver screen with a cluster of films of varying genres:

1. Ravana- This Mani Ratnam film has been making the headlines for quite some time. A modern take on the epic Ramayana, the tale has been told with a difference and with a modern touch. Interesting to note that the pure Sita (Aishwarya) will be abducted by her real life hubby Abhishek Bachchan who will essay the notorious character of Ravana.

2. Enhiran- This film from South Indian shores will see Ash paired up alongside veteran Rajnikant in a science-fiction flick. Supposedly, it’s a film that revolves around a Robot taking on humans. 3. Action Replay- Pairing up with sexy Akshay, Aishwarya will sizzle again in this Vipul Shah’s thriller that boasts of a strong screenplay.

4. Guzaarish- 2010’s most anticipated film, it marks the comeback of renowned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the much-loved, screen-scorching pair ofAishwarya -Hrithik. The film’s script is afresh where a married nurse falls in love with a paraplegic man portrayed by the maverick Hrithik Roshan. The film will be a test ofAishwarya’s acting mettle.

Hey readers, kahan kho gaye (lost in her thoughts). It’s still some months to go before you can gape at her perfect face. Now, I would like to raise an interesting debate. Out of the above 4 flicks, which film do you think can bringAishwarya the Filmfare trophy?

Priyanka Chopra on her new role as a host for Khatron Ke Khilad

Yes, I guess so. I have been offered many shows in the past but I wasn’t really looking at doing TV. So, what appealed to you about Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi?

It was my favourite show on TV. I think it perfectly blends with my personality, which is why when it was offered to me I didn’t think much before accepting the show.

Are you a daredevil in real life? Yes. I am a complete adventure freak. Bungee-jumping, skydiving from 20,000 ft, water-rafting, name it and I have done it.

I find it fascinating. Even in my films Drona and Don I have done my own stunts. The adrenaline rush that you get while doing it is something else altogether.

Will you be doing the stunts in the show? Of course, after all it’s Khatron Ke Khiladi. Don’t you ever get scared? Fear is not a factor, baby.

Are your parents okay with it? They are always supportive, but since I have signed on the show, my mom is a little scared. Since you will be doing the stunts, should we expect it to be easy?

On the contrary they will be tougher. Earlier shows had girls as participants, this time there will be men. So, the stunts will be tougher than the first two. Also, we are shifting from South Africa to Brazil and this time the scale will be bigger.

How does it feel to replace Akshay Kumar who hosted the earlier seasons? I don’t think I am replacing him, I cannot. His shoes are too big for me. He made the show huge and I am just taking it forward. There was a change.

In format in the sense that last two seasons had 13 haseenaein and he was the host, and this time it is the opposite. Are you following the IPL matches? I haven’t been able to, as I was out of the country, but now that I am back I will try and watch a few matches. Do you like cricket? The moment you are born in India, you have to like cricket.

What is your wish-list of cricketers on your show? I would like eclectic personalities. The show will have a mix of national and international cricketers but they are yet to be finalised. As for my wish-list, I would love to have a Harbhajan Singh, Andrew Symonds, Matthew Hayden, Yuvraj Singh and Brett Lee, to name a few.

Are these your favourite cricketers? (Laughs) Some of them are but I am not telling. This is the first time you will be playing a host. How are you preparing yourself? I am not really preparing for it. I am just going to be spontaneous. That is the way I approach my roles in films too.

Talking about films, you have always experimented with the roles. (Cuts in) Yes, I have always pushed the envelope. I believe in expanding the horizons. It is easy to be in the safe zone but it means there will be no growth. The day I stagnate, I will quit.

Tell us who your husbands are in Saat Khoon Maaf and when do you start shooting. We will start shooting in a few days. Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Irrfan, Naseeruddin Shah, Vivaan Shah and a Russian actor are in the cast.

Stay away from drugs, says Sanjay

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who overcame drug addiction in his youth, today appealed youths to stay away from it.

When the 50-year-old actor was asked about his message to youth, he said "Please stay away from drugs.

"The Munnabhai star today alongwith actor Ranbir Kapoor today launched a contest 'The Game' by Pepsico.

While Dutt would feature as 'Game Master' in the game, Ranbir would be the 'Youngistan'. The game, which would be aired.

In between the ongoing IPL matches, is set in a fantasy world with all the action taking place in a castle owned by the game master.Dutt challenges Ranbir to get his Pepsi from his lair after solving mind boggling challenges.

The audience would be helping Ranbir solve the challenges and the winner would get Rs 50 lakh."This is a very unique and good concept and the youth would definitely connect with it," Ranbir told reporters. "For the first time, gaming and TV advertisement has been brought together," Director of Marketing, Pepsico (India), Punita Lal said.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kareena Kapoor’s New Avatar As A ‘Tomboy’!

The sensuously beautiful Kareena Kapoor is heading towards for a sturdy look as a tomboy in tapoori localitie style of Mumbai in ‘Golmal 3’ sequence.

Quite innovatively, Rohit Shetty has planned to make a ‘Golmaal 3’ impact with Kareena Kapoor in new look that suits her character. Rohit added, “I wanted to give Kareena a new image in 'Golmaal 3'.

She's 'one of the boys' in the film, and will sport minimal make-up. We are all looking forward to teaching Bebo some exciting language. She's already become one goonda now!”

However, the film is of male domain but Kareena has got some sturdy stuff to outdo the guys.

In this flick Kareena will feature along with Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu and Shreyas Talpade It is heard that the cool Kareena will sport out.

In rowdy appearance with accent of tapoori and dadagiri style, riding with troops of bikers. This lass will be groomed.

By none other than noted fashion designer Manish Malhotra for her get up in the flick who is planning to give her.

A realistic tomboyish rough-tough look. Hope Kareena comes with her best in her new avatar.

Priyanka’s set to show her mean side

Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is going to be extremely nasty to the 13 cricketers participating in Khatron Ke Khiladi, the television show she is going to host.

“I will completely ruin them. I will be very nasty to all of them,” the actress says. She promises that just like Akshay Kumar used to perform stunts during previous seasons, she too “will perform lots of stunts, and do them in heels!”

About comparisons with Akshay, who hosted the previous two seasons, she says, “There is not a possibility of a comparison between us.

Akshay is the original Khiladi. He has just made my job easier by setting the bar so high. I just have to take it forward from there.” As for why she came on board for this show, Chopra says, “There were offers.

But there was nothing that I felt I wanted to take out time for. Although I am busy with many movies this year, this show suits my personality I’m adventurous and sporty.”

The actress says that films will not take a backseat. “I am working on Saat Khoon Maaf, and I will start working on Don 2 as soon as I am done with the show.”

Priyanka, who recently won her first National Award for Best Actress for Fashion, says, “When I first said no to Fashion, Madhur (Bhandarkar) said he would rather not make the film. He’d always say, ‘Dekh lena’... and here it is,” she says.

Aishwarya Rai leaves Kareena Kapoor behind

Aishwarya Rai leaves Kareena Kapoor behind, In the world of glitz and glamour, the rat race is constantly on, even if the stars accept it or they don’t. The latest winner in such a race seems to be Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Ash has apparently been offered.

A whopping Rs. 10 Crores for a role in a movie. The current record for the highest paid actress is owned by Kareena Kapoor, who got Rs. 7 Crores for the third installment of the ‘Golmaal’ series. Aishwarya Rai has not yet accepted the offer, but it’ll be very difficult to turn down two achievements at a time, won’t it?

Katrina getting close to SKR?

After being in news for her alleged relationship with co-star Ranbir Kapoor, Bollywood’s pretty actress Katrina Kapoor has once again became tabloids bait, when reports started to circulate about her growing proximity with King Khan.

But Katrina has rubbished the rumors by saying, “Just because you meet and greet someone doesn’t mean there has to be speculation on what’s going on.

There’s nothing to be made out of my meeting with Shah Rukh. He’s just an acquaintance.” She also maintained that she had met the superstar actor.

At some parties and had shared a cordial chat “like I would with any other senior colleague” but that’s where it all ends. Origin of Kat’s rumored closeness Reportedly, it all started at a function.

That Katrina attended sans her alleged boyfriend Salman Khan few days back. Upon seeing SRK, Kat started chatting with him which gave way to the rumors.

Speculation has it that Kat is planning to join SRK camp so she can have more lucrative career in the Bollywood. The speculations could.

Also be the result of Kat’s reluctance to admit that she is dating Salman Khan. But whenever she’s asked about him Kat always says that she does not want to talk about her private life.

Kat to do just one more movie with Ranbir? It looks like both Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor are so fed up with all the rumors about their alleged relationship that the duo has decided to work one more time with each other before they take extended break from working together.

Katrina was the one who told Imtiaz Ali and Anurag Basu that she will do just two movies opposite Ranbir. Kat is already working with Ranbir on 'Raajneeti' so both directors decided mutually that Anurag will cast her in his film 'Khamoshi'.In the film Ranbir plays the character of a guy who’s deaf and mute and Katrina after coming in his life inspires him to achieve his dreams.

Minissha Lamba is Muskan Ali in WELL DONE ABBA!!

Minissha Lamba, the sizzling hot sexy babe of bollywood who plays lead in veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal’s upcoming flick.

Well Done Abba’, is all set to wow the audience with her simple rural belle character in stark contrast to her bikini clad modern sexy avatar in ‘Kidnap.’

Minissha Lamba is very excited about the flick and hopes that the Midas touch of director Shyam Benegal would be able to provide her bollywood career the much needed boost.

The movie also features veteran bollywood actor Boman Irani in the character of Minissha Lamba’s father.

Who takes leave from his employer in Mumbai to search for a suitable groom for his young daughter.

Sources say that the flick has a circumstantial comic touch throughout and the audiences would feel it hard to control their laughing.

The movie also has the ironic touch in it and presents the social problem of marrying off girls in a very subtle and ironic way before the society.

In this way, the flick also conveys a social message to society and becomes relevant to modern times.

Shyam Benegal’s earlier flick ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’, which was very successful at the box office, also had a social message for the society. Though Minissha Lamba featured in several films like Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Corporate’ with Bipasha Basu and critically acclaimed ‘Yahaan’, but she could not claim commercial success at the box office or could win the recognition of being an actress of caliber.

However, with ‘Well Done Abba’, Minissha Lamba hopes to change all the notions of the past and come out a winner at the box office. Even trade sources are hopeful about the flick’s success at the box office due to presence of Boman Irani and the superb direction of Shyam Benegal, who was once the doyen of parallel cinema in the country.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kareena Kapoor highest taxpaying actress of Bollywood

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has become the highest taxpayer among all actresses in Bollywood, a source said Friday. While what she paid has not been disclosed, it has been said that the 29-year-old coughed up a staggering amount to the income tax department.

‘Kareena is a style icon and powerhouse performer. She is distinctive and has a loyal base fan which only seems to be growing. Her increasing body of work as a star and popularity with brands reflects in the taxes she’s paid for 2009-10,’ said a source. Last year, Kareena was seen in films like ‘Main Aurr Mrs Khanna’, ‘Kurbaan’ and ‘3 Idiots’.

Friday, March 19, 2010

No `Lahore` in Pakistan

Yet another initiative to defy all the boundaries and show the world that no war is bigger than the silence of peace has gone in vain. Based on Kickboxing Sport.

The most critically acclaimed Indian film of this season, 'Lahore' which releases globally on 19th March, 2010, has been denied a release in Pakistan.

The reason that the concerned authorities in Pakistan mention is the title of the film, which is being looked upon as creating hassles in the neighboring country.

In addition also a thought that all the Indian Films show Pakistan in a negative way, is the another reason that the film did not get the permission to be released in Pakistan.

Though director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan tried to take a step ahead in bringing down barriers and also taking a gutsy decision of naming his film to Lahore. But now it all seems to be going against him.

Produced by Sai Om Film Pvt. Ltd. and being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in India, Lahore stars a blend of talented vast like Farouque Shaikh, Nafisa Ali, Sushant Singh, Shraddha Nigam, Saurabh Shukla, Kelly Dorji, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Late Nirmal Pandey & Mukesh Rishi. The film also marks the Debut of Aanaahad & Shraddha Das in the lead pair.

Undergoing a huge disappointment, the Producer of the film Vivek Khatkar of Sai Om Film Pvt Ltd. annoyingly quips- “ Our film doesn't have anything in negative about Pakistan, infact it really has some good sides of the other nation, which I believe has never been shown in our Indian films before.

The name of our film is 'Lahore' because the climax of our film is set in Lahore, and we have no intentions of hurting anyone's sentiments. "I can understand the apprehensions that the concerned authorities of Pakistan have, but I can only say that we have made an International film and not just another Indian film, only the language of the film is Hindi.

It is sports based film and on general issues, which can be between any two nations and not only India-Pakistan but the actual hero of the film is the emotions of a family and not that of just countries. "Well, I am quite surprised and hurt but only hoping that we can release our film in Pakistan, because I want everyone to see this film around the globe and take away some memories of a film of a lifetime. Rest, the time will tell.”

The story of 'Lahore' is about Veerender Singh from India, played by debutant Aanaahad, who is living with an aspiration to quench the thirst of revenge for a long forgotten wrong doing and restore the lost pride. He has to satisfy the nation and a billion. Though he is a sportsperson, who has to win the Kickboxing Tournament for his nation, but more than this sport, is a vengeance mounting deep somewhere in his heart which is much bigger than any victory.

Will he be able to retain the pride of his country as well as fulfill his wish and retaliate back for one ill event that changed his life forever? Is what is to be seen. 'Lahore' is being looked upon as the most authentic sports film ever made in India and despite of the film being shot in Pakistan itself, it hasn't got a nod from the neighbors.

Well, as the tag line of the film says, “Beyond borders, between Nations lies a battle to end all wars”, what is to be seen now is that will the film end all the wars or will it indulge itlsef in to a political and debatable war which might do a financial damage to the film and its makers!

Shilpa Shetty crying…

The svelte beauty Shilpa Shetty was totally off the hook when she got married to her beau Raj Kundra but now.

She is back in news. Well, even this time, things have not been that pleasant for her and it is heard that Shilpa is moved to tears frequently due to this.

We are talking about the ongoing IPL third edition and her team Rajasthan Royals has not been performing at all.

They registered their third consecutive defeat yesterday and also, two of their star players Graeme Smith and Mascarenhas are ruled out of the tournament.

Though Shilpa has been quite cheerful in the public eye, it is heard that she seems to be contemplating.

On her decision on invest in cricket. The coming matches will have to come up with a stroke of magic to bring back that endearing smile on her face.

It's Aishwarya Bachchan all the way!

Who said married actresses have no place in Bollywood? At least Aishwarya Bachchan and Kajol have proved that marriage has nothing to do with their career.

Believe it or not, Aishwarya has nine films in her kitty while her counterparts are starving for roles in this recession-hit industry.She has Action Replayy opposite Akshay Kumar.

This action film produced by Vipul Shah is releasing in June. Then she has Rani Laxmibai, a historical film directed by Ketan Mehta.

Her other films are Raaste by Ekta Kapoor and Suniel Shetty, Happy Birthday to be directed by Sriram Raghavan, Dhun for Eros Entertainment, Guzaarish.

By Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Crooked by Abhinay Deo, Enthiram, a Tamil film opposite Rajinikanth, Biscuit and Raavan by Mani Ratnam.

With so many films on hand, Aishwarya won't have time for rest. She seems to be following the saying 'No rest till ever rest'!

Priyanka Chopra replaces Akshay Kumar in Fear Factor

Akshay Kumar had been the charming host of COLORS' Fear Factor for the last two seasons, but the macho host will be missed in this season of the show.

The first two seasons saw glamorous girls from all walks of life trying their hand at adventure. This season will have a change in concept.

And is expected to rope in 13 cricketers from all cricketing nations. Hence, the channel was on a lookout for.

A glam girl this time to host the show.And it is the gorgeous Priyanka Chopra who has been finalized to take over the mantle from Akshay Kumar.

According to our source, "Talks were on with Priyanka Chopra for some time, but now it is official. She will be replacing Akshay Kumar.

In this season's Fear Factor as host. Priyanka has the right mix of glamour and enthusiasm when it comes to athleticism.

Her action packed stunt scenes in the movies Don and Drona have classified the actor as being one of the fittest in the Bollywood fraternity.

So she will be the friend as well as guide for the 13 cricketers who will be fighting the battle this season. This also marks the small screen debut of Priyanka".

As per the buzz, Priyanka has been an avid follower of Fear Factor and thoroughly enjoys watching it.

So she considers this as a big challenge that has come her way. The beauty of the big screen is eagerly looking forward to this show which will feature some big names from the cricketing field..

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Katrina collapsed on the sets!

On Wednesday morning disaster struck on the sets of Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan when the leading lady.

Katrina Kaif collapsed just before shooting for a very important scene was supposed to start. While Katrina remained unavailable for comment, reliable reports from.

The location at Malshej Ghat say the incident happened when the actor was getting ready for the day.

“She had barely finished makeup and walked on to the location, greeted her co-star Akshay Kumar and director Farah Khan when she collapsed in a heap...just like that!”

For the next three hours, panic prevailed on location. Says the source, “No one knew quite what to do since the medical facilities in Malshej were hardly adequate.

Akshay quickly called up Mumbai and a doctor was rushed to Malshej. By the time he arrived, Katrina was feeling better, though weak.

Farah suggested they cancel her shooting for the day, but Katrina insisted on shooting in the second-half of the day’s schedule.” The reason given by the doctor for her sudden collapse was exertion and lack of sleep.

Katrina has been advised to take it easy. Her spokesperson confirmed the incident. “Katrina was unwell on Wednesday morning. She has been advised some rest. Of late she has been going through tremendous work stress travelling in and out of Mumbai.”

Rani and Vidya are new best friends

Looks like Rani Mukerji is trying real hard to be nice to everyone. Rani was the top heroine of the industry and had a good rapport with the bubbly Preity Zinta and also the beautiful Aishwarya Rai at one point in time. Rani was also in the top invitees list of all Khans.

But then, there is no substitute to youth and her glory faded away. After that, all we heard about her was that she was not attending any parties, events and has stopped communicating with her friends. Now Rani is shooting with Vidya Balan for Pradeep Sarkar's new film.

My source from the set has told me that Rani is back to her original self. She has started interacting with everyone and above all, she is having a real good time with Vidya. Well, did she have any other option? All the best sweetheart.

Aishwarya Rai launch music of ‘Rettachuzi’

It is not very common to see the Bachchan Bahu at the audio release of a film. But the occasion was special here as it was the audio launch of Tamil film “Rettachuzhi” produced by Shankar, who is directing her in “Endhiran: The Robot”.

Aishwarya looked ravishing as ever in a white saree at Sathyam Cinemas Monday evening. “When we explained to her the significance of ‘Rettachuzhi’ and the cast of the film, she immediately agreed. It’s not just her beauty but her commitment towards her profession, which has made her a great actress,” said Shankar who was obviously thrilled to have her at the occasion.

Ash released the audio cassettes and CDs of “Rettachuzhi” which were accepted by noted lyricist Vairamuthu. Ash had once been described by Vairamuthu as a “Taj Mahal weighing 50 kilograms” in one of his lyrics for the film “Jeans”.

The fans were elated when Ash spoke in fluent Tamil and later switched backed to English. “It’s an honour for me to have been present at this place among legends like Balachander and Bharathiraaja and I feel proud about it. I also feel happy that a woman is treated so respectfully at a public function like this,” she said.

“I can never forget the Tamil film industry and director Shankar in my life. Shankar’s ‘Jeans’ was my first successful film. The many things I learnt during the making of the film gave me enough self-confidence that I could continue to act for a few more years.

“I feel even more proud to be part of Shankar’s ‘Endhiran’ opposite superstar Rajnikanth…I watched a few songs and some sequences from ‘Rettachuzhi’…I think Karthick Raaja’s music and tunes are excellent. I would surely watch the film in future,” she added.

IPL - Kareena says that she and Saif did bid to buy an IPL team

Everyone wants to be involved with the teams of IPL and when you are a Bollywood star you want to own one.

The same case happened with Saifeena, I mean Kareena and Saif. India times caught up with Kareena Kapoor past week.

As she was busy with the arrival of her sister and actress Karishma Kapoor’s new born baby boy Kiaan.

So when India times asked him about buying an IPL team she revealed that she and Saif did bid to buy an IPL team.

But the whole thing got cancelled for some reasons which she didn’t revealed. She was quoted by India times stating:

“We did go for the bidding and we had all the papers in place but it got cancelled. If we are re-bidding, it will be Saif’s call.

I don’t understand cricket but Saif follows it. Movies are my only passion.” Bollywood stars like Preity Zinta, Shilpa Shetty and Shahrukh Khan are already owners of IPL team.

And with Saif and Kareena and even Salman, the whole Bollywood will engage in a war of bat and ball.

Well, just can’t wait to see what happens in the next auction for IPL-IV. But I wonder if Saif and Kareena buy an IPL team what is going to be the name of that team??? Saifeena XI??? Nah…….something spooky…suggest us some names guys.

I was unduly stereotyped - Tanushree

She created a buzz in Bollywood with her debut in Aashiq Banaya Aapne but Tanushree Dutta’s career.

Soon fizzled out and the actress blames the judgemental nature of the film industry for it.

Dutta who is back on the silver screen after a gap of almost two years with the horror flick Rokkk says that.

She was unduly stereotyped as mere eye candy who could do nothing but “hot and sultry” roles.

“The surprising part though is that even though I have worked in different genre of movies, I was slotted in a certain bracket.

I was told that people expected me to be a hot and sultry woman in each of my films,” she said.

But the 29 year old former Miss India is excited about her new innings which promises to show her in a different light.

“I can see that today, there is a different perception about me in Bollywood. Yes, it has taken some time.

But I am happy that I am reaching there,” said Tanushree who is now looking forward to.

The release of her next film ‘Apartment’ She was one of the hottest debutants in Bollywood circuits when she enjoyed a double bill in ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’ and ‘Chocolate’ which released within a fortnight of each other in 2005.

The Bengali beauty who is still remembered for a steamy love scene between her and Emraan Hashmi in ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’ said that the audience will see her in a whole new avatar in Jagmohan Mundhra’s ‘Apartment’ . “I have worked with many people in the last five years and I can tell whether a person is making a good film or not.

In case of ‘Apartment’ I can confidently state that we have a wonderful product in hand,” said the actress. Though the film is a low budget project without a high profile star cast, Dutta is confident that the film will be a big step forward in her celluloid career.

“Jag has worked in numerous projects in the West as well. His movies like ‘Bawandar’ and ‘Provoked’ are great piece of cinema. Moreover, he is technically very superior and certainly knows what he is doing. When you work with someone like him.

It’s only you who ends up gaining the most as an artist,” said Dutta. Though she has played a strong willed woman in movies like ‘Raqeeb’, ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Saas Bahu Aur Sensex’, it’s a new Tanushree which one will get to see in ‘Apartment’ where she plays the role of a victim.

“And trust me that’s no less a challenge,” she said. “Since Apartment is a psychological thriller, I had to be very careful about how I conducted myself because one false move and the whole character as well as the film would have come falling down,” she said.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When Katrina Kaif hugged Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan may be the arch foe of her beau Salman Khan, but that didn’t stop Katrina Kaif from opening up her arms and giving a warm, friendly hug to SRK at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 14.

It was a match between SRK’s team Kolkata Knight Riders and Vijay Mallya’s Bangalore Royal Challengers whose brand ambassador Katrina is. Though they were rooting for rival teams, Katrina and SRK met and exchanged pleasantries like two friends.

Katrina stepped forward and hugged SRK. The latter reciprocated with equal warmth and hugged her back. There was no discomfort or awkwardness apparent between the two. Since it’s rare to see Kat hugging SRK, shutterbugs present at the venue did not miss the chance to click the image. We hope Salman won’t fume when he sees his arm candy embracing his foe.

Aishwarya Rai wags her Tamil tongue to stun the witnesses

You thought Aishwarya Rai can only speak English with fluency; and may be a bit of Hindi.

Well, the myth shattering news is that she can also speak Tamil, the popular South Indian language.

And that, too, with the precision of a surgeon’s knife. Place: Chennai Ash took everyone by surprise.

As she came knocking at the audio launch of Tamil film ‘Rettaichuzhi’ produced by Shankar.

Who is, incidentally, the director of her next flick opposite South superstar Rajnikanth in ‘Endhiran: The Robot’.

The audio cassettes n CDs of ‘Rettaichuzhi’ were released by Aishwarya and accepted.

By celebrated lyricist Vairamuthu, who had long ago titled her a ‘Taj Mahal weighing 50 kilograms.

In one of his lyrics for the film ‘Jeans’. Next, to a stunned audience she wagged off her tongue in crisp Tamil for.

A few seconds before changing guards to English. “It’s an honour for me to have been present.

At this place among legends like Balachander and Bharathiraaja and I feel proud about it. I also feel happy that a woman is treated so respectfully at a public function like this. I can never forget. The Tamil film industry and director Shankar in my life. Shankar’s ‘Jeans’ was my first successful film. The many things I learnt during the making of the film gave me enough self-confidence that I could continue to act for a few more years.”

“I feel even more proud to be part of Shankar’s ‘Endhiran’ opposite superstar Rajnikanth…I watched a few songs and some sequences from ‘Rettaichuzhi’…I think Karthick Raaja’s music and tunes are excellent. I would surely watch the film in future,” she signed off. So, the next time you greet her, do so in Tamil and expect a shower of welcomes with that perfect accent.

Deepika flirts with Mallya Jr

The IPL throws up some interesting equations and new friendships. The buzz is that.

Deepika Padukone’s friendship with Vijay Mallya’s son, Siddharth, is blossoming.

Apparently, she has been bonding very well with the liquor baron’s heir. Turns out this friendship is proving rather lucky for the younger Mallya.

Yesterday, when his team Royal Challengers thrashed Kings XI Punjab in Bangalore.

Siddharth jumped with joy and almost started dancing in the stadium. He spontaneously turned to Deepika and exclaimed.

You are my lucky mascot. I will get you a big gift tonight.” An eyewitness says, “Siddharth’s reaction was very impulsive.

It clearly came from his heart. His joy knew no bounds.” And what was Deepika’s reaction to Siddharth’s very public show of affection?

“Deepika blushed. What else could she do?” said the witness. Interestingly, Katrina’s presence in the Royal Challengers vs Kolkata Knight Riders match had proved to be unlucky for Royal Challengers since they lost that encounter quite badly. Deepika proved to be lucky for them. Ranbir Kapoor’s ex, Deepika, and ‘good friend’ Katrina still seem to have a cold war going. So far, the score is tied 1-1.

I am what I am because of my flops - Kareena

Kareena Kapoor tells Kunal M Shah that she would hate being known only for her looks and that being.

A superstar is about overcoming failures and not just delivering hits...We met Kareena for a chat at Saif Ali Khan’s Bandra residence.

Where she was beaming because of her newborn nephew and her week-long break to spend time with family.

Kareena was surfing the net when we entered the tastefully done apartment. Saif left for some shopping.

When the interview began and came back later for a casual chat. How is life now that you have become a maasi for the second time? Absolutely amazing.

The baby boy (Kiaan) is really cute. Samaria looks so much like Sunjay (Kapur) but the newborn looks just like Karisma.

It’s celebration time as the family has a boy after a long time. 3 Idiots has smashed all box-office records.

And you have managed to hold yourground in an Aamir Khan film. Comment. I think it’s also because it is a Raju Hirani film.

It’s the first time and Aamir and I starred together so there were a lot of expectations. I feel that I make the best pair with Aamir. You only did the film because of Aamir and Raju. In each of my films, good or bad, I have always stood out irrespective of the presence of other actors. I am doing Ra.

One and I have fantastic roles in Agent Vinod and Golmaal 3. I have strived really hard to be known first as an actor then a star. I would hate it if someone tells me that I looked very good in my films and I hope that I am cast for my talent and not for my beauty.

I am here to sell my talent and I take great pride when I am offered a role in a boys’ film like 3 Idiots. I think my audience no longer likes me in films like Kambakkth Ishq and honestly I have realised that I won’t make that mistake again.

Kurbaan got good reviews but it didn’t work. An actor is an actor because of failures, not succes. A superstar is one who overcomes failures and people remember how good you are in a film, which has not worked. I am what I am because of my flops. Anybody can give two super hits and become number one.

Is there a long thought process before signing a film now? Sometimes there is no thought process at all. We actors are like scientists who keep on experimenting. People should know that Kareena takes risks and I did Chameli when I was 23 years old. I don’t care about what people say about Tashan as I gave everything to the film by changing my body.

How many actresses have the courage to take up the challenge of transforming themselves especially in this male dominated industry? Tashan was an achievement as I also met Saif during the film. Sometimes flop films and not hits is great news for actors.

How do you mange to have a good equation with all the Khans? I have chosen the safest Khan for my personal life. I don’t know if there are any sides as all of them are really different. Saif and I are great friends with Aamir and Shah Rukh is like family. My sister loves Salman.

It’s said that you are the highest paid actress in the industry today. Is it true? I don’t know. You tell me as every day there are reports that so and so is charging so much. If there is a list on highest paid actresses, I want to be number ten.

But the rivalry is evident when it comes to endorsements. A brand will sign me if they think I am good. There are only three shampoos and three soaps in the market so where does the question of who is the most wanted actress arise? Everybody has brands to endorse.

How do you manage to take frequent breaks given your busy schedule? I take lot of off time as it’s very important for an actor to work do great work and take breaks. I must spend time with family and my loved ones or else I will just wear off, I will die, and my looks will fade.

I do four movies and 12 brands a year so I need to travel all over the world and explore, which also shows in my acting. I have instructed Zahid (secretary) that after every three months I need to have a break for at least a week to look rejuvenated.

Although I appreciate people who want to work all year, I can’t do it. There is so much speculation about your and Saif’s relationship and wedding. Does it affect you? We have been open about our relationship and that’s why we are the hottest couple. If we get married now there will be no curiosity.

We are enjoying all the attention and are used to news about us getting married and breaking up all the time. Whenever we get married, we will let the world will know. Are wedding bells five years down the line? It will be much lesser than that. (Laughs)

News is that you are buying an IPL team with Saif? We did go for the bidding and we had all the papers in place but it got cancelled. If we are rebidding, it will be Saif’s call. I don’t understand cricket but Saif follows it. Movies are my only passion.

There are reports that you and Saif are planning a joint production house? I want directors and producers to make films for me. I don’t want to make films for myself. Professionally we are dramatically different as I sign a film saying ‘let’s do it’ while Saif won’t do a film till he is 100 per cent sure.

Are you doing Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film? I would love to work with Madhur. We are working on a script but nothing has been finalised yet. What about Milenge Milenge and the constant issues about Shahid Kapoor? These talks have resurfaced as Milenge Milenge will soon release. I have told Boney Kapoor (producer) that I am ready to promote the film. As for reports about Shahid and me, I am used to it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor to get intimate!

Okay, we all know Katrina Kaif has vowed never to kiss on screen or wear a bikini. But she might make an exception for director Anurag Basu’s next film that will have her opposite Ranbir Kapoor.Anurag has the reputation of injecting that extra oomph in his films - right from Mallika Sherawat’s sloppy smooches in Murder to the passion play between Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori in the upcoming Kites.

And now that Kat and Ranbir are set to act in Basu’s next after ‘Kites’, it goes without saying that the director will most likely have a few intimate scenes, if not many, between the two stars. In fact, sources are heard saying that there might as well be a sizzling kiss between Kat and Ranbir. We wonder whether Kat would relax her ‘no kiss’ condition for Basu’s film. But more than that we wonder what Salman’s reaction would be if she indeed were to do that.

All eyes on Ash at audio launch

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the cynosure of all eyes at the audio launch of 'Imayamum Sigaramum Rettaisuzhi.

In Chennai Monday, a film produced by Shankar, who is directing the former Miss World for 'Endhiran'.

The 'Bachchan bahu', accompanied by her mother, attended the function with a white designer sari.

And was showered praises by all dignitaries who spoke at the event. R Parthiban even read out a 'poem' in praise of Aishwarya.

The audio was launched by Aishwarya who gave the first copy to Vairamuthu. Two songs and trailer were screened for.

The full-house crowd, which, Aishwarya said, impressed her a lot. "I saw the trailer and songs and think that the film will be.

A complete entertainer for family watching. Shankar sir is a genius. I enjoyed working with him in ‘Jeans’ and in ‘Endhiran’," she said.

Shankar, in his address, praised Aishwarya as the beautiful woman in the world and said she is a committed professional. "I am proud to produce 'Rettaisuzhi'. It will make the viewers happy," he said.

Those who had attended the function include veterans Bharathiraja and Balachander, the lead actors of the film, director Thamira, music director Karthik Raja, Rama Nnarayanan, V C Guhanathan, Abhirami Ramanthan, Hansraj Saxena, directors Sasi, Lingusamy and Ameer.

Amrita Rao reschedules to do a cameo for Milap Zaveri's next

Amrita Rao, who made last minute changes in her schedule to do a cameo in her friend Milap Zaveri’s forthcoming.

Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai, has been presented with a custom-made gift by the director for going out of her way to help the movie.

A source close to the development says, “Floored by Amrita Rao’s dedication and professional attitude.

Milap Zaveri made a sweet gesture by gifting her custom-made jewellery that Amrita wore during the shooting of the guest appearance.

In fact Amrita looked into the final styling and edit as she didn’t want anything.

To go haywire for her good friend as she is quite a stickler herself.” Amrita confirms, “It has been a pleasure working with Milap.

I have been part of his writing debut and now I’m part of his directorial debut. We know each other since Masti days.

Meanwhile, sources claim producer Nikhil Advani and Milap took almost 6 months to convince Amrita to do the special appearance.

“Milap who has worked with Amrita previously was quite keen to have her participate in this movie in some way as he considers her to be part of his filmy family.

Apparently Amrita was offered a meatier role but due to other film commitments she couldn’t allot time.

But she readily agreed to do a special appearance without charging a penny,” adds the informer. The source adds, “Amrita shot non-stop for 24 hours for Milap and the movie’s lead star Jacqueline Fernandes gave her company till her shot was over. In fact Amrita and Jacqueline, who got to know each other for the very first time, bonded over cutting chai and bun maska at a local Irani restauraunt too.”

Shilpa Shetty's club hosts party, locals protest

Bandra resident Tanvir Nizam is up in arms against the revival of the nightclub, Poison, on Waterfield Road.

“My son had viral fever and I couldn’t take him to the hospital because of a party organised at the club,” said Nizam.

The nightclub, to be re-christened The Royalty, is run by actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra, in partnership with Prashant Gunjalkar.

Though the club is yet to be inaugurated, Gunjalkar had thrown a bash for IPL players on Sunday.

“I couldn’t take my car out as my building entrance was blocked by vehicles. I had to carry my son in my arms,” said Nizam.

Matters took an ugly turn when Nizam confronted one of the bouncers, insisting that he move the cars.

“He was misbehaving with me. I finally called the police,” Nizam said. After hearing the story, a policeman slapped the bouncer.

“The bouncer was acting funny,” an officer from Bandra police station said. When contacted, Gunjalkar told DNA:

“We have our licences in place and we had taken permission to throw a party.”

However, the incident has revived the protest against the nightclub. “They cannot have a nightclub in a residential area,” said Manuella Saldanha, secretary, Revival Citizen’s group. “The club is in a basement. If 150 people come here in their cars, where will they park?

What about the inconvenience caused to the residents?” The H(West) Federation will file a PIL on behalf of residents against other pubs on Waterfield Road. “They should find a special zone for the clubs,” said Anandini Thakoor, president, H(West) Federation.

Kareena, Shahid won't promote Milenge Milenge together

Plans for bringing Kareena and Shahid Kapoor together to promote their pending project Milenge Milenge have been called off.

It has now been decided by producer Boney Kapoor that the pair will promote the film individually.

This, to avoid Kareena who's in a committed relationship, any embarrassment and awkwardness, although Shahid.

Who had no objections to collaborating with Kareena on the promotion seems unaware of these developments.

When asked if he'd be willing to promote the film jointly with Kareena, Shahid says enthusiastically, "Yes, I'll do everything I can to promote it.

Of course I'll do everything in my power to see the film gets properly released. It's my film." Shahid says he has no problems whatsoever promoting the film with Kareena.

However, producer Boney Kapoor feels it's wiser and more discreet to let Shahid and Kareena do separate promotional work. Says Boney, "We're getting Shahid and Kareena to do separate promotional activities.

That way we give them space to be comfortable with the situation and also we get twice the amount of publicity for Milenge Milenge that we would if the pair promoted the film jointly." Shahid has not only decided to go all-out for Milenge Milenge, he has also been taking interest in the release date to ensure that it releases at a time when it is likely to get the best audience.

He recently had a meeting with producer Boney Kapoor and they mutually agreed to postpone the release from April to later during the year. Says Shahid, "We met and took a joint decision. Boneyji was co-operative. Otherwise I'd have had three releases-Milenge Milenge, Paathshala and Badmaash Company-in one month.

Boney says he's getting Milenge Milenge ready for release in the last week of June or the first week of July. "Milenge Milenge would be Shahid's last release until his father's film Mausam. Kareena and he look gorgeous together."

In fact Shahid is enormously enthusiastic about Milene Milenge. Last week he met the film's director Satish Kaushik. Says Satish emotionally, "Though we live in the same building Shahid and I never meet! I know him from the time he was a child.

On Saturday night, we bumped into each other in our high-rise compound after a party. We spoke for nearly an hour about Milenge Milenge. Shahid told me the project is very dear to him and that he would go all out to promote the film however my producer Boney Kapoor and I wanted. Shahid is at our disposal. He also asked me to update him on music video shoot.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bipasha Basu , Katrina Kaif or Karrena Kapoor - Who is Sexiest Babes in bollywood !

Deepika Padukone, this hot babe has been a great hit ever since her debut film in bollywood. The Farah Khan film’Om Shanti Om’, had given her a launching pad. However, her tall athletic form was transformed into a slick and slim beauty soon. Thus, her new slim look in ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ has put her into the list of the top 5 sexy actresses in tinsel town.

AT No. 4: Lara Dutta, this actress has literally set the tinsel town cameras on fire with her lately acquired toned figure! Her film ‘Blue’ saw her in hot bikinis, swimming in the clear blue waters in foreign locales. Her latest film, ‘Houseful’ too will see her in sexy, trendy outfits and swimsuits, adding to her sexy image.

AT No. 3: Kareena Kapoor, this is one actress who set the ball rolling in the arena of getting into the size zero frame! After her full figure was replaced by her size zero, she has been amongst the sexiest female stars of bollywood.

AT No. 2: Katrina Kaif: This gal has almost all of bollywood eating through her hands. Having been blessed with good looks and a very sexy body, this is one star that has more hits to her credit than flops. Her full body, inspite of not being a size zero, has an appeal that goes beyond comprehension. Her name does crop up at every persons lips while talking about sexy bollywood actresses.

AT No. 1: Bipasha Basu is one of the most desired and admired of all sexy actresses in bollywood. After the actress has gone for a rigorous exercise routine and changed her entire body language, she is surely on top of the list of being crowned the sexiest heroine in bollywood!

Hrithik Roshan Barbara Mori Kiss in ‘Kites’

If you thought Hrithik Roshan was his sexiest best in Dhoom 2 then think again.

According to the grapevine, Roshan is scorching in KITES, which also stars Latin actress Barbara Mori.

The two sizzle together. This is Hrithik’s most sensuous film to date.

There are reportedly hot scenes between Hrithik and Barbara Mori. The accent here is not only on his dancing.

But on his ability to generate sensuality which has so far remained largely under wraps.

The chemistry with Aishwarya Rai in Dhoom 2 notwithstanding.In Kites, Basu has shot another more sensuous side of Hrithik,” said a source close to the film.

John Abraham - To be seen on ‘Tower Bridge!

Ask John Abraham, what on Earth was he doing on Tower Bridge recently? Pat would come the reply, shooting of course!

Well, reportedly, the actor, who was in London for his film 1-800-Love, was doing his own stunts on this bridge for this film.

The film is being directed by Abbas Tyrewala, and he has roped in the best International help, by taking in David Bryan’s help to give the film an International appeal.

The Art director, who is art director of the Oscar winner ‘The Hurt Locker’, has been all praises for the Indian actor John. According to sources.

He has been very impressed with the action sequences that the actor has done inthe film. As John, insisted on doing his own stunts, it was very much a show stopper for all the unit members.

During the filming of shots on the bridge, all traffic was stopped for 3-4 days, even the boat traffic under the bridge was not allowed to pass through during those days.

The film 1-800-Love, is a romantic comedy, and is already on the verge of post production stage. The film is slated to release soon and Abbas Tyrewala is leaving no stones unturned to make it an Internationally appealing film.

Kareena Kapoor - The cover Girl in L’Officiel!

Actress Kareena Kapoor, who is to appear in the International magazine L’Officiel, an International magazine’s March issue, looks absolutely stunning and fabulous. According to close sources, the actress has been looking just ravishing on it. There are various reports implying that the actress exudes the power of Stardom, in all its glory in the cover picture.

Kareena is seen in a Dior outfit, in the ultimate color black, which accentuates the power of being in total command. The make up appears to be much in matt finish though. It is also reported that she looks a little less glamorous than her usual projections. But still, she does have a certain charm which comes across as being a powerful woman of today.

Last time, it was our dear Piggy chops (Priyanka Chopra) who looked very glamorous indeed. This time, Kareena has also scored on the oomph factor, considering her absolute appeal that oozes from her ever confident look.

The actress who is famous for showing the right doodles of attitude when required, is surely going places, and with manyInternational magazines, like L’Officiel projecting her in a fashionable high, she sure has captured the most prudent of hearts, even in International grounds!

Preview - Love Sex Aur Dhokha

After having earned critical acclaim for Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, director Dibakar Banerjee maps a new terrain with his bold film Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (LSD), which highlights voyeurism in society.

A digital film with a hidden camera playing a character by itself, Love, Sex Aur Dhokha features a bunch of newcomers with no mainstream trappings to it.

But sex and voyeurism constitute a major driving force of the narrative. The movie releases on March 19, 2010. "Voyeurism is what the whole society finds itself trapped in and this is.

The reality that I wish to bring through my film," Banerjee said. A co-production of Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Priya Sreedharan.

It is a small-budget movie that will release across 350 screens in India. Unlike other Bollywood films, it won't have an international release.

It stars debutants Anshuman Jha, Shruti, Raj Kumar Yadav, Neha Chauhan, Amit Sial, Arya and Herry Tangdi. "We are not releasing.

Love Sex Aur Dhokha internationally because the recovery for small movies is not possible outside. We plan to take it to festivals instead," Sunny Khanna, senior vice president of Balaji Motion Pictures, said.

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha takes a look into three stories unfolding across and weaving through each other. The first story goes like this - in a second ratefilm institute in north India, a final year student gears up for his diploma film. In pristine tackiness, with an amateur small town cast, Rahul starts etching out the themes of star-studded Bollywood love in his magnum opus and then falls in love with his heroine.

Somewhere in the same city, Adarsh, a tech savvy security camera agency executive installs four security cameras in a 24-hour departmental store with the idea of making a porn clip. He starts to woo Rashmi, a simple salesgirl, when suddenly a shootout happens in the store and she saves a life. For the first time, Adarsh notices a woman in her.

In another corner of the city, Prabhat, a sting journalist teeters on the brink of total meltdown. Going through a divorce and about to be fired from his job, he attempts a series of failed suicides. And then he meets Naina, who is also trying to commit suicide. Naina had been promised a music video by a reigning Bhangra Hip Hop star who slept with her in exchange for the offer, but the video finally went to a Russian blonde.

Prabhat and Naina come closer over a series of attempts to seduce, blackmail and threaten the hip hop star. They plan the final sting to catch the star on tape admitting his follies. Despite its bold subject, Banerjee is not worried about the reaction of audiences and critics.

"If you don't like the title and think that it may not have the content that would be appropriate for you, then don't watch Love, Sex Aur Dhokha. I know there is an audience waiting for the film and it is that segment which wants to call a spade a spade. In any case, the film isn't designed for those who wish to escape from the realities of life," he said. The music track of the album has also sparked controversy for its crude lyrics.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Katrina and Deepika come together!

They fought over Ranbir Kapoor but cricket will unite them. Actor Deepika Padukone has been roped in by Vijay Mallya to be the face of his cricket team Royal Challenger Banglore. So now Mallya has not one but two glam dolls as his lucky mascots for this year's cash rich cricket tournament. Katrina Kaif was already the face of the team for the past year.

Sources close to both Deepika and Katrina say they will root for Mallya's team. Katrina's spokesperson added that the actor would continue to remain the face of Mallya's team for two more years. Meanwhile, sources close to Deepika say she will only attend those matches that Mallya's team plays on their home ground - Bangalore. Deepika is from Banglore and she has agreed to cheer RCB on home turf. A source close to the development says: "Deepika is the new addition to the team. Her brand value is huge and she has seen a meteoric rise to the top."

Amitabh to be honoured at Muscat film fest

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is going to add another feather on his cap. Just on the heels of bagging the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Paa.

He will be honoured with the Life Time Achievement Award at the sixth edition of Muscat International Film Festival to be held from March 13-20."

In a few days it will be Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman and the International Film Festival, where there shall be decoration for a Lifetime of Achievement," Bachchan wrote on his blog.

Big names from around the world like Mohanlal, Resul Pookutty, Antonino Sucameli, Franko Nero and Masdah Azahbah will be attending the festival.

Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi will be the president of the jury of the international section of films in competition.

A total of 72 films from 20 countries will be screened at the festival organised by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture in cooperation with the Oman Film Society (OFS) and the International Film Fraternity of Oman (IFFO).

John Abraham with The Hurt Locker crew

The Best Picture Oscar winner The Hurt Locker's victory came as no surprise to some big Bollywood names.

Specifically, Abbas Tyrewala, John Abraham and Madhu Mantena. David Bryan, Supervising Art Director.

On The Hurt Locker, who was widely praised for his life like replication of the battle scarred streets of Iraq.

In Jordan, is the Production Designer for Abbas Tyrewala's next venture, starring John Abraham. The really interesting story however, is.

That David's only managed to convince Abbas to join his project as a Production Designer after showing Abbas footage from.

The Hurt Locker and how he'd recreated the streets of Iraq in the award winning film. David has.

On several occasions impressed Abbas with his detail and precision in Production Design. Looks like.

The Abbas is going to every extent recruiting genuinely talented people to mount this film (earlier titled 1-800 Love) on a large beautiful canvas.

It may be recalled that during the shooting of the film in London, the production had managed to block off traffic completely.

On Tower Bridge for 3 nights and had shot several scenes with even boat traffic on the Thames being restricted! David's first release after The Hurt Locker is to be Abbas's film, which is now under post-production. Speaking on this film, David said, "We wanted to portray the real London that is rarely seen, it's an amazing city with very diverse locations.

In particular we were looking for a real iconic Studio Apartment for our lead actor John Abraham. Later in autumn, the climax to the film grew into an epic 4 nights filming on Tower Bridge with John doing his own stunts, a real star!" He went on to further add, "Working with a Bollywood crew was a great experience, much more than on a similar British film."

Expectations are already high from Abbas's new film, coming as it does on the heels of the scripting and debut directorial magic that he displayed in the smash hit Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Now with a key member of the history making Oscar Best Picture winner responsible for creating the look and feel of his film, the expectations are only bound to grow.

Deepika Padukone The Hot Babe To Flag Off The IPL Show

As everybody knows Akon is a close buddy of Shah Rukh Khan, the singer has decided to soar the spirit of the IPL crowd by performing with his blistering numbers to enliven the show.

To add pleasure to the IPL crowd, even our hot babe of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone will appear, moving her belle to few of her sizzling numbers.

And additionally to this people will have the glimpse of the noted international singer Lionel Richie with her catchy songs.

Reportedly, it is heard that IPL event is the most extravagant show that pulls a huge crowd annually. Remarkably making it.

As the most awaited event of the year in which this time a grand preparation is going, to rock the show with some memorable impact.

From today the celebration of the event is going to take place in which international musician Ali Campbell of the British reggae band UB40 is heard to rock.

The show with his hit number ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ and the famous ‘Dancing Queen’ by Abba. Our sexy siren Deepika will make.

A special entry accompanied with almost forty dancers shaking their slashy hot legs to ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by Black Eyed Peas and then to sizziling 'Uff Teri Ada' from 'Karthik Calling Karthik' and ‘Twist’ from 'Love Aaj Kal'.

The greatest news of this event is that in the fascination of the live performance of the hot performers in the IPL event, all the 45,000 tickets of the show is heard already to be as sold out. That's cool huh!

The event that is to resume at the D Y Patil stadium where the match between defending champions Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders is to take place is heard that this time the inaugural match has made a cool collection of Rs 5 crore, three times higher considering to (Rs1.5-2 crore) of the first match of IPL 1 in Bangalore in 2008 .

Interestingly, the corporate tickets are sold at a handsome amount of Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 lakh. To this pomp and show of the grand event there will be other renowned corporate personalities to mark the event. With hot waver like Deepika to mark set go the IPL show who would fall out off notice of the event.

Preity Zinta appointed ambassador of UNAIDS

Bollywood’s pretty actress Preity Zinta, known for associating herself with social causes, has been officially appointed.

As a goodwill ambassador in India for the Joint United Nations Program ‘UNAIDS.’

The actress signed a confirmation letter affirming her role as UNAIDS ambassador at the United Nations office in Delhi.

On Thursday, where coordinator for UNAIDS in India Charles Gilks presented Preity with the Red Ribbon an official symbol of fight against HIV/AIDS.

As an ambassador for the UNAIDS, the actress will be promoting awareness on HIV prevention, cure, treatment and support, focusing mainly on women, children and the oppressed.

“I will be the voice for the voiceless. I see my appointment as a great opportunity to bring the realities faced.

By people living with HIV to the forefront and to call attention to the injustices faced by them,” said feisty actress.

Preity’s IPL team to be part of the initiative Pretty Bollywood lass also revealed that her IPL team Kings XI Punjab will also take part in the program to spread AIDS awareness. The Kings XI Punjab’s players will be sporting red ribbons during the IPL matches to show their support for the cause.

The team’s captain Kumar Sangakkara is already known to be associated with the UNAIDS campaign in his homeland Sri Lanka. “In our next match, a person living with HIV will toss the coin. This is to send across an important message that we shouldn't discriminate against people living with HIV,” announced Preity.

A short film on HIV/AIDS awareness As part of the initiative the actress will also work in a public service short film on HIV/AIDS. The film will be made in Hindi, Punjabi and English to spread information on the infection. Preity will also be travelling to rural areas starting from Punjab to make people aware of how to keep the deadly disease at bay.

She will also try to encourage people to be no-judgmental towards drug users, female sex workers and homosexuals. "Bringing change requires a change in the hearts and minds of people. I will try to be the voice of the voiceless. Famous people can always take an issue to the forefront," she said.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Priyanka Chopra banned from using Twitter!

Priyanka Chopra’s Twitter obsession has been curbed. And it’s all owing to her latest film producer Sajid Nadiadwala.

Who has banned the actress from posting any kind of information on the social networking site.

So while most filmmakers are still looking for ways to approach their actors on the issue, Nadiadwala has taken stringent steps to assure.

That no member of the cast or the crew will leak any kind of details about his project ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ on any networking site.

The producer took the strict decision after he saw a constant inflow of pictures and information being put up on the said site.

And with his both lead actors Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor being active users of the site, Sajid had little choice but to impose his will.

Confirming the news, Sajid told a daily, “I actually took the decision to forbid my cast and crew from putting any information.

On websites after an incident that happened with Sajid Khan, my director of ‘Housefull’. We were doing a photo-session with the film’s stars.

We weren’t even finished and Sajid Khan had already put one of the pictures on the site. I was horrified. That’s when I decided it was time to make the confidentiality clause a legal issue in all my contracts.” Regretting the lack of privacy among stars, Sajid further added, “I remember when my father produced JP Dutta’s Ghulami, we’d stand outside Dharmendra’s van for hours waiting for him to emerge so we could see what he wore, how he styled his hair, what watch he had on, etc.

Today the stars volunteer all this information on the social networks even before the director takes his first shot. I think all of us need to make confidentiality compulsory for every film." Well, looks like Piggy Chops will have all work and no play on this one!

Bollywood's boldest sex scene ever?

Ekta Kapoor's next release, Love Sex Aur Dhokha directed by Dibakar Banerjee is a path-breaking film in many ways. It's meant to shock and outrage. And though the film transmits that in every thread, the most scandalous part of the film is the sex scene between two actors. The scene comes in the second story Paap Ki Dukaan. It is the most shocking scene to be ever filmed in a commercial Hindi film.

Never before have two protagonists stripped down completely. But the nudity in the scene is not even remotely aimed to titillate. If anything, it is gag-inducing, guaranteed to repel you. Like the rape scene filmed on Monica Bellucci in Irreversible. Dibakar Banerjee isn't happy, "I would like to state on record that I am not comfortable about the picture coming out.

I want the scene to be judged as part of the film. To use the picture out of context will be damaging to the film. The idea is not to draw vicarious pleasure from it. The scene comes after you have lived with the character for 30 minutes.

The story makes you live through the dilemma of the character and how they realise that they have done something they can never undo. It's tragic. I would advise the people who go to watch the film to not go for the nude scene as they will not get what they want."

Ekta Kapoor, Producer, echoes her director's thoughts, "The purpose of the nude scene is not to titillate. The scene is part of a story that deals with a MMS scandal and establishes loss of face and faith after the act. The scene is so stark and shot so realistically that at the end of the story, women will feel upset, men scared. When you love someone, you are uninhibited but when that person takes advantage of that, it's disgusting!"

Sunset always makes me pensive - Genelia

Sunset always makes me pensive and the further I am from home, (I’m shooting.

In Australia at the moment), the more potent and overpowering is its effect on my mood.

My thoughts and very recently my words ever since I’ve started writing this column.

There are people who romanticise sunset and turn it into the lover in whose arms they can spend.

The beginning of darkness; there are others that term sunset as one of the most beautiful sights nature has bestowed upon us.

Beautiful it sure is, but a sunset is also Mother Nature’s very own double-edged sword.

Every sunset is a glaring reminder of things that come to an end. One day less to work harder to achieve my dreams.

One day less to enjoy the excitement of a new city, one day less to devour good food.

One day less to hear my mom say “I Love You” to me, one day less in the game of life.

The sunset helps you forget the day’s pains and start anew its the bearer of eternal hope.

It is interesting how everything that we do during the day transforms itself into a memory and how strange it is that with the rising sun, memories resurface. But for me, it is always the sun disappearing into the horizon that makes me remember things.

It is always at sunset that I find myself connecting with myself. A sunset triggers in me a memory that either makes me smile wistfully or makes me nostalgic. It makes me tell myself, “If only for a day...”, and depending on whether it is a memory of something good or something bad, I feel this desire to either relive that day again and undo what I did wrong.

Sunsets make me feel responsible for the past that shaped my present and my present that is sculpting my future. I remember as a little girl, my mom would often tell me to make a wish upon the setting sun. Wishes made upon the setting sun come true it is said.

So today, as I look at the setting sun from my window, I think of all the things that I wish to be and my eyes close on that thought...I smile...I wish...I wish upon a wish-bearer — the fading sun — that at this minute is observed by millions of people, but at the same time is giving me my very own moment of peace, love and hope for tomorrow.

Sonam Kapoor wants to see the birds fly, not the kites

Bollywood’s noted actress Sonam Kapoor (daughter of veteran Anil Kapoor) is wishful of gazing at the sky dotted with hundreds of joyous birds.

She isn’t against the flying of kites, but is aware of the naked truth that the fun-loving game of kite-flying often spells death for these innocent residents of the heaven.

And so the concerned ‘Saawariya’ actress has requested the Home Minister RR Patil to issue a ban.

On the manufacture of glass-coated strings (locally termed as ‘manja’) that the kite runners use to float their kites.

These strings are responsible for killing of many a harmless and beautiful bird who get entrapped.

And entangled in these deadly threads and meet a painful death. Sonam, in a letter to Mr. Patil writes.

I humbly request your support for the recent ban on ‘manja’ in Mumbai as well as your immediate action to extend the ban throughout Maharashtra.

The use of ‘manja’ may be amusing for some, but for many families – human and bird alike – whose loved ones lose their lives, it is a situation that can be definitely prevented.”

Hopefully, the officials would pay heed to the matter and let the birds enjoy their flight with fearlessness and liberty. And Sonam would, surely, be humming ‘Masakali Masakali’ from her film Delhi 6 where she plays with a white pigeon……

Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif together again

Either they can’t seem to have enough of each other or filmmaker.

Prakash Jha is discreetly trying to cash in on their sparkling chemistry.

After having completed the shoot of Jha’s film Raajneeti last year.

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif came together again earlier this week.

At Future Studios in Mumbai to shoot a few extra scenes. The additional shoot included close-up shots.

That are necessary for improving the continuity and flow in the film’s screenplay.

That’s not it. Jha now wants to shoot a music video on Katrina, Ranbir and Arjun Rampal.

The video will primarily be shot for promotional purpose. In fact, Jha claims that Katrina and Ranbir have totally “surrendered” to the film and have no issues in extra shoots. Well, that’s understandable.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Zarine Khan's fight against the flab

Never mind the controversy surrounding her weight when Salman Khan starrer Veer was releasing.

Zarine Khan was candid enough to admit that there was a point when she used to weigh more than one hundred kilos.

But Zarine, we hear, is aiming to touch Kareena Kapoor’s weight.Salman’s girl has hit the gym with a vengeance and.

She is not only going got daily work-outs, Zarine has opted for a combination of everything that she could have done.

“I am going for workouts for six days a week. I let my muscles recover on a Sunday. I have become very regular with my work-outs.

And try not to miss even one day whatever are be my engagements for the day,” she says. Not only this.

Zarine has hired three separate trainers for every kinds of training she does in the morning. “My workout regime.

Includes Pilates for an hour every morning with Yasmine Karachiwala. I do weight training thrice a week on alternate days again with Yasmine.

I do Bootcamping thrice a week on alternate days with Ajit Mohite. The days I feel very tired to do a bootcamp.

I make sure I do some kind of cardio exercises like brisk walking, swimming , jogging etc.,” says the actor.

Though Zarine is reading a lot of scripts, she says that she hasn’t signed on the dotted line yet. “I am reading a few scripts and some of them are really good also. But I haven’t made my mind up on what would be my next film. I will surely let you know when I freeze on something,” she ends with a smile.

I would love to do a Lankan film, says Jacqueline Fernandez

It happened right in front of us in a bid to duck the crowd who had gathered around.

Her vanity van last week Jacqueline Fernandez’s mobile slipped out of her hands.

And before she could recover it, the device was already broken into bits.“Let that go.

It’s already beyond repair. It’s better that I get a new set for myself,” says the former Miss Sri Lanka as we sat down in her vanity van for an interview.

As the actor started talking about her upcoming film by Sajid Nadiadwala, we deflected.

The topic towards Sri Lanka where. The film industry has almost ceased to exist because of the continuous tension.

“Now that the tension has eased a little bit and the situation there is slowly returning to normal.

I am sure that we should be able to revive the film industry there. As much as I want to be a part of Bollywood, I also want the film industry.

In Sri Lanka to stand back on its feet and make world-class movies,” she says.

So, is she willing to go to Sri Lanka and act in a few movies there considering the fact that she has already got a little bit of a grounding in Bollywood?

“Why not? There are so many filmmakers there like, say, a Vimukhti Jayasundara. I would love to work in a film made by these immensely talented film-makers,” Jacqueline adds. The pretty lass says that she has already got a home in Mumbai and she considers her as a Mumbaikar now.

“Though I am Miss Sri Lanka and I grew up in London, I feel that I have started to feel like a Mumbaikar. I have got 54 pairs of sarees now and I am wearing them at events too. Mumbai feels like my city. It seems odd to me when somebody tells me that I am not from the city. It feels that I have always been here,” she ends.

I'm a big fan of Shah Rukh - Akon

International R&B singer Akon, who is here to record songs for Shah Rukh Khan's film Ra.1, says he is a big fan of the Bollywood superstar and that he will not only have shows in India during his world tour but would also do more work here soon.

"I am a big fan of Shah Rukh. I am very familiar with Shah Rukh's work. I am meeting Kareena (Kapoor) for the first time today," Akon told reporters in a press conference here Tuesday. He is not only singing but also composing song for Ra.1.

"I am also composing. You know, I will give him (Shah Rukh) a couple of versions of the song, the way I do it. And I will also integrate it with the traditional way the Bollywood films are done. I will give them options and they will decide, which one to use in the film," saidAkon. Produced by Red Chilies Entertainment", Ra.1 will see Shah Rukh playing a superhero.

Asked if he is planning to do more work with Indian music directors, he said: "You will see me doing more things in India soon." The singer insists he finds African entertainment culture quite similar to what he sees in India.

"You know the tradition in Africa is not different from India. There is same type of entertainment going on, the difference is only in language. I always wanted to expand my horizon, explore and enjoy," saidAkon who will soon go on a world tour. He is looking forward to performances in India as well.

"The world tour is coming soon and India is one of my biggest market so I will do number of shows here," said Akon. The singer dedicated two lines from his song "Beautiful" to actress Kareena Kapoor, who was present at the event. She plays female lead in Ra.1.