Thursday, December 30, 2010

Priyanka and Rani, refused to perform on the choreography

The ladies quietly witnessed the choreographed acts and immediately got home and put their own choreographers on the job. They changed their entire choreography by added lots of latkas and jhatkas to make it more interesting. The poor earlier priyanka chopra, rani mukherjee choreographer was bowled over by seeing the new transformed performances which were outstanding. He definitely was left wondering what went wrong.

Priyanka Chopra and Rani Mukherjee, the two Bollywood excellencies refused to perform on the choreography

On Dec 31, 10 pm, witness Rani Mukherjee and Priyanka Chopra’s outstanding performance at Big STAR Entertainment awards. ‘BIG STAR Entertainment Awards’ will be the year end extravaganza that will seek to identify and honour outstanding talent for their contribution to the four facets of entertainment viz. Movies, Music, Theatre and Sports. With an array of performances by the best and biggest names of the entertainment industry, it will felicitate luminaries from varied fields.

Shahrukh Khan to act in Krrish 2

Shahrukh Khan act in Krrish 2Two of the most dashing men in the bollywood industry having mesmerizing effects on the female co stars and the female fan following Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan have reportedly decided to work together.

Buzz in the B-town is that Shahrukh Khan who is very close to the Roshans’ has been offered a role in Krissh 2 with shades of grey. Both of them were last seen together in Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum and both did item numbers in Krazzy 4.

Both stars will be supporting each other in coming back to limelight as Hrithik has had 2 box office failures Kites and Guzaarish and Shahrukh has been out of sight after an average My Name is Khan. One of the sources has reported that Shahrukh is currently shooting for Ra. one after which he will be available for this project. Deepika Padukone also reportedly has bagged the role in Krrish 2.

However Rakesh Roshan maintains that the star cast is yet to be finalized for the movie and he will be starting once he returns to India. The sequel to the super hero film will definitely decide the way Hrithik’s career is going to swing.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might sue Indian Elle for reportedly lightening her skin on its blanket

Uber-popular Bollywood celeb Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may sue Indian Elle for reportedly lightening her skin on its cover, according to Hindustan Times. The news comes in response to a tremendous outcry from fans after the December issue was released If her skin was in fact lightened for the cover, it was totally unnecessary. I have always thought Aishwarya was one of the most beautiful women in the world no Photo shopping required.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might sue Indian Elle for reportedly lightening her skin on its blanket

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Katrina Kaif to go non alluring in Jha's Satsang

Katrina Kaif to go non alluring in Jha's SatsangKatrina Kaif's feisty role in Prakash Jha's Raajneeti won her a lot of accolades. Hence, a lot of people were surprised when Kats didn't feature in Jha's next biggie Aarakshan. However, Katrina has no reason to worry as she is all set to work with Jha again in a film titled Satsang.

Satsang would feature Katrina in the role of a woman from the West in search of spirituality. She would be seen in a non-glamorous avatar without any make-up and would be donning ochre robes. Even though the film will mostly kick off only after Jha finishes Aarakshan, Katrina is super-excited at the prospect of re-uniting once again with Prakash Jha. The actress believes this to be her most challenging role till date.

Malaika Arora Khan frantic to rake in moolah

Malaika Arora Khan wants to cash in on the popularity of her hit track Munni badnaam hui in every way. Malaika will be ringing in the new year performing at Amby Valley in Pune, in return for a hefty fee, we presume.She has even put her vacation plans with hubby Arbaaz Khan on hold for this reason.

Malaika Arora Khan frantic to rake in moolah

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, on the other hand, rejected an offer of ` 3.5 crore to go on a Christmas vacation. " As Tees Maar Khan was releasing during Christmas, Katrina will have post release events to handle," said a source, adding, " But Malaika would definitely be dancing at Amby Valley."

Hema Malini to direct Dharmendra and Esha in next flick

Hema Malini to direct Dharmendra and Esha in next flickActress Hema Malini will reportedly wield the mike again for an upcoming film that hits theaters early next year. According to reports from Bollywood, the actress will return to direction after a span of eighteen years with her husband Dharmendra and daughter Esha Deol as stars of the upcoming Bollywood film. In a statement to the media, Hema Malini says that she had a very nice time shouting directions at her hubby and daughter.

Considering that Dharmendra is known for his angry image, did he work according to Hema Malini’s directions? The actress turned director says that Dharmendra did object to her methods of direction initially, but since Hema Malini was strict about what she wanted from her actors, he too was bound to listen to her!Hema Malini makes it clear that she has returned to direction only for her daughter Esha Deol, who unfortunately cannot boast of a real career in Bollywood! But mommy dearest is hopeful that her second directorial venture Tell Me Oh Khuda with Esha Deol will be liked by the masses.

Hema Malini says that she shared a wonderful relationship with her daughter on the film’s sets and she loved the fact that Esha Deol always made it a point to take her advice before and after each shot. Tell Me Oh Khuda will hit theaters in March next year. Hema Malini’s first film as a director was the Shahrukh Khan and Divya Bharati starrer Dil Aashna Hai, which was one of the first hits of superhit actor Shahrukh Khan.

Anushka rejected the lead in a Hindi film

Anushka is reject to do the lead in a Hindi filmWhile Illeana is happily doing her second lead in her maiden Bollywood film, Anushka is refusing to do the lead in a Hindi movie. Normally, any heroine would die for a lead role in a big Hindi movie.

But Anushka shows no interest. Recently, she was offered the role in a Bollywood flick, remake of the Tamil movie Singam in which she did the lead role. But Anushka didn't accept it.

Bollywood director Rohith Shetty who is remaking it personally asked her to enter Hindi film industry, yet Anushka declined politely saying she's "comfortable in South film industry.

"Anushka is the busiest star in Telugu and Tamil and she is in much demand. So she doesn't want to become another Asin or Trisha who are now back from Bollywood doing South movies.

Although Asin made a grand entry into Bollywood with Ghajini, her subsequent flops made her a no star. Trisha's first Hindi movie, Khatta Meetha, was a disaster. Seeing their pathetic situation in Bollywood, Anushka wants to continue doing Telugu and Tamil movies.

Ajay Devgan declared that he never produces any arrangements prior to marking a picture

His consummate performing skills made him a successful star in the industry. Ajay Devgn is evidently the most bankable star in Bollywood as per the current box office situation. Most of films in which Ajay Devgan played the lead turned to be block busters. His list of hits of the year 2010 include Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, Raajneeti, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and last but not least Golmaal 3.

Ajay Devgan declared that he never produces any arrangements prior to marking a picture

Commenting on why he declined the offer to play the lead role in Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan', Ajay Devgan said that his hectic schedule prevented him from accepting the offer in the film. He is palpably basking in the success of almost all his films released this year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan makes ‘deadly proclamations' about media

Amitabh Bachchan makes ‘deadly proclamations' about mediaAmitabh Bachchan has had a 40-year-old long love-hate relationship with the media, ever since he began his Bollywood journey. The actor, who is 68 years old and is still going strong, knows how to prove people wrong by his witticisms, Zee News reported.

According to a report, the living legend, who made an appearance on Karan Johar’s talk show ‘Koffee with Karan’, expressed his deadly views on some of the well-known faces of the fourth estate on a recent episode.

However, the audiences could not hear the stalwart’s comments as they were chopped off the episode. When quizzed by the filmmaker on which was the most over exposed couple, Big B spontaneously replied, “Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi are the most overexposed couple of the year,” the website reported.

When promos of Amitabh’s statements were aired, some people showed great interest and made frantic calls to the producer of the show for the sound bytes. Considering the fact that the statements were quite controversial, KJ’o decided it was best to pull it off from the episode to be telecast.

Moreover, when KJo asked Big B about the worse criticism that he had ever heard about himself, the actor said, “Devyani Chaubal saw ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ and wrote ‘his sun is setting, he’s over’...Pritish Nandy wrote an article on me and titled it ‘Finished’,” the report said.

Fight to be more Bengali, Vidya Balan versus Rani Mukherjee

Fight to be more Bengali, Vidya Balan versus Rani MukherjeeImagine Vidya Balan staying up till 3 in the night and singing “Aar koto raat eka thakbo… Chokh mele dekhbo naa tomake…”That’s from Rani’s Believe It Or Not collection about her No One Killed Jessica co-star.

One is a Bengali by chance. The other a Bengali by choice. Between them on Monday evening, Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan were more like two Bengalis coming home to Calcutta than two big Bollywood stars coming to the city to promote their film.

The last time Rani and Vidya were seen together in Calcutta was in August, in the front row of designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s debut show in the city at Taj Bengal. On Monday, the venue was the same and both were again wearing Sabyasachi but this time the spotlight was firmly on the two women.

They had flown in from Mumbai earlier in the morning. And the moment they set foot in Calcutta, Vidya had squealed out loud at the airport. A concerned Rani turned around and asked her what had happened. “I am in my city!” Vidya replied. “Pagol meye!” Rani concluded.

A few hours later Rani was in the mood to make most of that mad streak. “I am telling you Vidya was a Bengali in her last birth... she loves to speak Bengali, she loves to eat Bengali food and she loves Bengali men,” Rani announced even as a stunned Vidya didn’t know how to react.

And then came the killer line. “Vidya would love to get married to a Bengali man who has a long surname ending with ‘jee’, like Chatterjee or Mukherjee,” Rani quipped, before adding: “She would love to be a Mrs Mukherjee.”

The impromptu Bengali jamming between the two Bolly beauties didn’t end there. Recovering from this sudden onslaught, Vidya started singing the Autograph chartbuster — “Aamake aamar moto thakte dao... aami nijeke nijer moto guchhiye niyechhi...”

Rani was not done. “See, her Bengali pronunciation sounds like a Bengali.” Vidya was ready with the repartee this time — “Karon aami mon theke Bangali!”

If Vidya’s Bengali was sounding just right — after spending two months in the city shooting for Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani — Rani’s Bengali was sounding very Lokhandwala. “Don’t make me speak more Bengali... I am getting exposed,” the Miss Mukerji herself pleaded.

Raj Kumar Gupta, director of No One Killed Jessica, confirmed that even on the sets of the film, which is inspired by the Jessica Lal murder case, it was one big, mad Bengali party. With Sabyasachi designing for both the actresses in the film, “everyone was jabbering in Bengali all the time”.

What’s more, they even shot a few crucial scenes of the film here in Calcutta — Maidan to New Market, Ballygunge to Dum Dum. “Sabrina Lal’s (Jessica’s sister, played by Vidya) journey brings her to Calcutta and it was important that we actually came to Calcutta to shoot that portion,” Raj Kumar revealed.

Cut to Monday morning, and it was Rani who was taking a trip down Calcutta memory lane. The actress had gone straight from the airport to Elgin Road for a bhanr of tea.

“It’s a place where my maa and mashi used to take me from the very beginning for bhanrer cha,” Rani told Metro. “I really enjoy it. There are so many things I would love to do here in Calcutta but I always come with so much work in hand that it never happens.”

But what binds Vidya to Calcutta? “Rani is always curious about my Bengali connection... ‘what is this connection I want to understand’, she asks me,” Vidya said. “Wish I could understand it myself....”

So has she become more Bangali than Rani? “That I don’t know, that I don’t know,” Vidya laughed out loud with a twinkle in her eye. “But all I can say is that Tomate aamate dekha hoyechhilo, jaani naa kobe kothay... That’s what I feel about Calcutta.”

Monday, December 27, 2010

Katrina Kaif: Rs 3.5 crore offer for New Year dance

Katrina Kaif: Rs 3.5 crore offer dance for New YearKatrina Kaif cannot sacrifice her New Year celebration at any cost. Quite literally, the lady turned down an offer of Rs 3.5 crore to dance on her ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ anthem from ‘Tees Maar Khan’ on this New Year eve. While Malaika Arora Khan postponed her New Year vacation with husband Arbaaz Khan, when an entertainment group offered her a large undisclosed sum for her ‘Munni’ gig, Kat chose to stay away from the drunken revelers on December 31.

A source close to Katrina revealed, “A suburban luxury hotel offered her Rs 3.5 crores for the gig. Frankly, Katrina was tempted. But she backed out in time. ”Interestingly, the stunning ladies, both acquainted to Salman Khan have revealed a contrasting attitude to their dance numbers.

On asking Katrina about any dancing offer at this New Year eve, she said, “Are you crazy? I am not dancing at any hotel on New Year`s eve. To be entertaining a live audience that night instead of enjoying oneself as another year slips in - how sad is that! It`s almost like you are telling the audience, `Hey guys, I don`t have a life.” “It`s true I am not going on my annual family holiday, but the reason is not a lucrative dance offer,” she added.

Sonakshi Sinha is the flavour of the season

Sonakshi Sinha is the flavour of the season. 2011 looks like a terrific year for this star kid. She starts to shoot Joker with Akshay Kumar early in the year. She joins the unit of Race-2 in July with Saif Ali Khan and then goes into Kick with Salman Khan. Rumours say that she is also kicked about the fact that she is being considered for Kunal Kohli's film with Shahid Kapoor, Prabhu Devaa's film with the Khiladi Kumar...and wait there is more. We now hear that Sonakshi may be seen in Anurag Basu's film Silence (the title is being changed shortly) alongwith Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.

Sonakshi Sinha demand for film maker

Yup, this is the same film that Katrina Kaif turned down because she felt that Piggy Chops had a better role than her. Neither Sonakshi nor her manager are willing to comment on her films with Shahid and Ranbir. But the industry is buzzing with the news already.

Kangna Ranaut & Mallika Sherawat shared cold vibes

Her recent films like Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam, Fauj Main Mauj and Hisss... may have been damp squibs at the box office, but that has not stopped Mallika Sherawat from throwing her weight around. After a couple of international ventures and making place for herself in Hollywood, Sherawat believes in having a high handed attitude. And Kangna Ranaut has been subjected to some unfriendly treatment by Mallika. The two actresses share screen space in Dhamaal 2. Source said, “Mallika and Kangna kept their distance from each other from day one. On the sets, the two shared cold vibes. Yet, both actresses were thorough professionals. They did their shots and retreated to their respective vans."

Kangna Ranaut & Mallika Sherawat parcel frigid vibes

At a recent press conference, Mallika Sherawat refused to share the dais with Malaika Arora Khan. The two are to perform at a New Year's eve bash. The organizers had to have two separate press conferences. During the shoot of the Akshay Kumar and Anil Kapoor starrer Welcome, Mallika and Katrina Kaif too shared cold vibes. This diva sure knows how not to get along with anyone.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Katrina Kaif rules Bollywood as monarch bumblebee

Katrina Kaif rules Bollywood as monarch bumblebeeA listers like Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu came up short to lure crowds this year, while woman luck's favourite Katrina Kaif and item youngster Malaika Arora Khan plus some newcomers maintained to keep the ticker ticking for Bollywood brave women.

Katrina Kaif: Ramp to rampage - this model-turned-actress has taken Bollywood by storm. Continuing her habit of turning a movie into a hit, the gorgeous face with a stiff upper lip that has now gone desi rocked the box office with her chaste Hindi volleys in Prakash Jha's political thriller Raajneeti. And if that wasn't it, she stood out to wipe out mankind with her pelvic thrusts in the item number Sheila ki jawani from her latest outing Tees Maar Khan. Katrina is leaving no stone unturned to enchant the public with her best.

Malaika Arora Khan: She has the look, the moves and knows how to groove. If Bollywood is synonymous with 'jhatkas' and 'matkas', it doesn't get bigger than this as Malaika left audiences gawking with her hump...her hump, her hump in the item number Munni badnaam hui from Dabangg. Have feet, will dance but won't act. And did one notice, this one's got a surname too to hang on to - Khan.

Vidya Balan: If the leading ladies in B-Town hit the gym with a vengeance to shed the extra kilos, Vidya hogged until she turned herself into a deglam, voluptuous and conniving woman for Ishqiya. Mouthing expletives soaked in chemical derivatives, this Parineeta girl turned femme fatale and left men scratching their brains. (Rani and Vidya Kiss)

Kajol: There is nothing that she can't do. Daughter, actress, wife, mother - Kajol's dormant comings and goings on the big screen took a surprise turn when the dusky beauty returned with three outings this year, My Name is Khan, We Are Family and Toonpur Ka Superhero. No matter the box office fate, she is one performer the audience would give anything to watch. However, leaving them wanting for more, the mother of two is now headed for a three-year sabbatical.

Konkona Sen Sharma: She already has to her credit powerful movies, the scripts of which some actresses wouldn't even dare read. And Konkona, as she is fondly called, surprised the masses with her metro wifey avatar in the comedy Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? before enacting a lawyer in Right Yaaa Wrong and a sexually aggressive woman in Mirch. Talk about her acting prowess, if one had a parameter to judge, this one deserves nothing but a 10 on 10.

Neetu Singh: As calm as a river and still sporting the fresh glow of the morning sunshine, yesteryear heroine Neetu Singh made a full-fledged comeback in Do Dooni Char 27 years after bidding adieu to celluloid. Bringing a smile on one's face with her acting nuances and immaculate chemistry with actor hubby Rishi Kapoor, she just proved she still has it in her to win people's hearts.

Kangana Ranaut: Perhaps the most unfortunate of talents this year, she was almost jostling for space in multi-starrers like Kites, Knock Out and No Problem but believe you or not, this golden gem did make her presence felt with her glitter in Milan Luthria's retro underworld saga Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

Shalini Vatsa: Ever thought Dhaniya from Peepli Live would have an M. Phil degree? No one did, but this full time theatre actress left audiences applauding at her rants in the satire with her splendid portrayal of a rustic, illiterate, short-tempered mother of three with zeal.

Malaika Shenoy: Model, actress and voice-over artiste, this Mumbai-based girl got her due with Peepli Live. Her experience as a TV presenter in reality came handy to bring out the poise, panache and perfection of a star reporter in the black comedy which she edgily used to cast a dig at one real female scribe. Thanks to her involvement in the vibrant English theatre movement in Mumbai, her performance simply couldn't go unnoticed.

Sonakshi Sinha: What would you do if your debut project was with none other than Salman The Khan? Hit the metal and cut down flab! Perhaps the perfect example of fat to fab, Shatru Shotgun's daughter made a Dabangg debut in the year's highest grosser. Getting into the star mode day by day, this one's sure a dark horse. (Sonakshi Sinha Maxim Scandal)

Anushka Sharma: Petite, pretty and now pricey. This 22-year-old couldn't have asked for more. In two outings with the Yash Raj banner in the year - Badmaash Company and Band Baaja Baaraat - she managed to persuade audiences of her potential with her Delhi 'kudi' role in the latter. (Anushka Sharma wardrobe malfunction)

SRK to mark envoy of XXX Energy Drinks by next year

SRK to be mark envoy of XXX Energy Drinks by following yearJMJ Group firm XXX Energy Drinks Limited today said it plans to rope in Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as the brand ambassador of its products as it embarks on a Rs 100 crore expansion plan by next year. The company, which is looking to garner a sales of Rs 100 crore from the brand by 2015, said it is looking to set up its first production facility for which it is scouting for location.

"We are in talks to get Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador... We will officially announce in March or April next year," JMJ Group Vice Chairman Sachin Joshi said. Earlier this year, the brand has been associated with Khan's IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as its principal sponsor. He, however, did not give further financial details on the contract and the time frame of it.

The company said it is looking at setting up its first facility, planning to introduce more brands in the near future, besides expanding its presence in the overseas markets by next year. "To set up a manufacturing facility, we need to do a substantial business first. By 2012, hopefully we would start setting up a plant, which could entail an investment of USD 10 million (Rs 45 crore)," he said, adding that the capacity of the plant will be around three million cans a month. It could be either in Pune or Dubai , where it currently manufactures its products through third party, he added.

Besides, the company is also introducing products at price points between Rs 25-30 as part of its plan to tap into the mass market and expand its presence into the smaller cities. "We will be launching one more brand soon. One of the main reason for the slow growth of energy drinks in India is the high price. So we are looking at introducing an brand which could cost around Rs 25-30," he said.

At present, the firm sells four brands -- XXX, Rejuve, Nicofix and Minus in India and abroad. On expanding its international presence the company said it is looking at taking to products to around 14 countries across the globe, including UK, African countries and Singapore by the end of 2010. "We will also be increasing our marketing spend to USD 10 million (Rs 45 crore) from USD 8 (Rs 36 crore) million by next year. We are tying up with a lot of events as part of our marketing activities," he said.

Tees Maar Khan received good response in UK

Bollywood’s much awaited Christmas release Tees Maar Khan seems to have received good response at the UK box office as the film is approaching a staggering 100,000 pounds (Rs 7 crore approx) declaring it to be one of the highest yielding Bollywood films in the UK so far.

Tees Maar Khan received good response in UK

For a few shows scheduled on December 21 and 22 at selected theaters the film, directed by Farah Khan and starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif has already grossed 71,623 pounds (Rs 5 crore approx). “This makes the film already one of the highest previews ever for an Indian film in the UK,” the producer said. Akshay’s role in the film is inspired by English folk lore hero Robin Hood.

Veena Malik on her fellowship with Ashmit Patel

Veena Malik on her fellowship with Ashmit PatelPerforming artist Veena Malik caused a buzz with her moves and alleged ‘friendships' and closeness with her male competitors in particular Ashmit Patel in a reality TV show. Commenting on her ‘friendship’ with co-contestant and actor Ashmit, she says, “Ashmit and my friendship started when I came to know that he is a Thalassemia patient.

I was the ambassador of such an organization in Pakistan, that worked for thalassemic patients. I started interacting with him often and gradually realized that he is a very fine human being and now we are very close. I love him (Ashmit) but I also want to add that the fact is we are just very good friends. ”When asked about the fact that the Pakistani media reported about how they felt Malik’s behavior on the show was disgraceful, she quickly replies, “I am an individual who loves to play and have fun and that is what I have been doing in my life and on the show.

So was her conduct on the show fake as claimed by some other contestants on the show? “I don’t understand why my fellow contestants said so about me. I am just a normal girl and I am sure all young girls behave like this. I didn’t do anything that will bring shame to me, my family or my nation.”

Ask her if Bollywood is on her mind and she says, “Yes, if I get offers I will be honored to do films in Bollywood. I had never planned this but if it happens, nothing like it. I’d love to do an action-comedy film.” When asked if she would do an item song, she says, “Yes, definitely! I love dancing and people have seen a glimpse of that. So if I get to dance I will. But I will be most happy if I get to dance with (actor) Salman Khan.”

Kamal Khan wins Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

Kamal Khan wins Sa Re Ga Ma PaAfter nineteen weeks of rigorous training and fierce competition, Patiala’s Kamal Khan was declared the winner of Zee TV’s “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar” Saturday.

Khan beat Bishakh Jyoti of Kolkata and Abhilasha Chellum of Mumbai to win the title of singing superstar in the grand finale at Andheri Sports complex here. He also walked away with the newly-launched Grande MK II car and a Hero Honda ZMR bike.

The finale saw a melange of western, opera, ghazal and classical songs. It saw ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali singing hits like “Dil Yeh Pagal Dil” and “Hungama Kyun Hai Barpa” with Ranjeet Rajwada, who was also a contestant on the show.

Adding to the excitement was the hip hop fusion act by choreographer Rajiv Surthi who is set to be on the judges panel with Geeta Kapoor and Marzi Pestonji in dance reality show “DID Doubles” that replaces the show.

Mentor Daler Mehndi entertained with his songs like “Tunak Tunak” “Zor ka Jhatka”. He was joined by Vishal and Shekhar, who sang hit songs from their films “Tees Maar Khan”, “Anjana Anjaani” and “I Hate Luv Storys”.

Mika also wowed the audience with “Ibne Batuta”, “Mauja hi Mauja” and “Dhano”.

Sajid-Wajid captivated the crowd with their hit numbers from “Dabangg” and “Wanted”.

The show also saw the presence of Alka Yagnik, Suresh Wadekar, Jagjit Singh, Udit Narayan, Lalit Pandit, Mithun Chakraborty and Penaz Masani.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Salman Khan is the top Btown performer of 2010

The usual frontrunners like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and even megastar Amitabh Bachchan failed to charm audiences with their big budget outings this year except for Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn who were followed by underdogs and first-timers. Here's an IANS list of the top actors on the basis of their box office performances.

Salman Khan is the top Btown performer of 2010

- Salman Khan : Nobody beats this "Bigg Boss" when it comes to pleasing audiences with his authenticity and irrevocable charm. Living up to his "Wanted" legacy, 'Robinhood Pandey' stood tall as the invincible king of Bollywood this year with his mofussil mazaa providing contemporary vintage corrupt cop saga "Dabangg" that flushed the debacle of his first release of the year "Veer" to obscurity.

- Ajay Devgn : Comedy, politics, action - you name it, he's done it. Proving his mettle with the maximum releases for an actor this year in "Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?" "Raajneeti", "Golmaal 3", "Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai" and the forgetful "Aakrosh", the National Award winner emerged as the most versatile and dependable actor. To top it all, he is set to close the year with the live-action animation "Toonpur Ka Superhero".

- Ranbir Kapoor : Nobody believed that this Kapoor family scion will portray the nuances of a conniving and scheming politician with such perfection in "Raajneeti". But this chocolate boy turned into desi Michael Corleone and surprised everyone with his immaculate performance in the political thriller that hit bull's eye at the box office. His antics as lover boy in "Anjaana Anjaani", however, couldn't live up to the wickedness of the character he portrayed.

- Omkar Das Manikpuri : No six packs, no film connections and no fanfare, but still this 39-year-old native from Bhilai managed to make his place in a billion hearts with his vulnerable, suicidal and tattered appearance as soon as his modest debut "Peepli Live" hit the screens. The result - you had the common man and now he's got a name, Natha.

- Raghubir Yadav - "Massey Sahib" returned and how! The award-winning seasoned actor might be an irregular with his attendance on the big screen, but when it came to playing Budhia, Natha's elder brother in "Peepli Live", this Mungerilal just struck the right note.

- Shah Rukh Khan : Businessman, actor - actor, businessman. The Badshah of Bollywood, a name often synonymous with larger-than-life cinema on the big screen, found it difficult to maintain his crown this year despite pulling off the role of an autistic youth in "My Name Is Khan" with aplomb. Still wondering why he's on the list? Because he's Khan...Shah Rukh Khan!

- Ali Zafar : While illegal Bollywood discs run on the neighboring nation's home theatres with panache, the Hindi film industry got an original import in Zafar from Pakistan to produce a sleeper hit "Tere Bin Laden". As for the singer-actor's performance, he definitely left the fairer sex wanting for more.

- Ranvir Singh : Again no pomp and show and no filmy father but this lad from Mumbai managed to do just the appropriate justice to his role as a Delhi munda in Yash Raj Films' hit "Band Baaja Baaraat". With a dream debut and a petite co-star in Anushka Sharma, he was praised for carrying both the film and the actress on his shoulders.

- Rishi Kapoor : Now this is what you call a comeback. Not that Rishi Kapoor has not been active on the celluloid but he certainly has not been doing lead roles. "Do Dooni Char" just brought back the plump kid from "Mera Naam Joker", in his twilight days now, to the big screen in an ovation worthy slice of cinema.

- Ronit Roy : More than 15 years after he made his big screen debut before making a phenomenal breakthrough on the small screen, this actor just proved he has it in him to shake and not stir the audiences with his captive and powerful performance. If there are any adjectives to go by, truly the underdog.

Katrina Kaif could be supreme the roost in Bollywood

Katrina Kaif could be prevailing the roost in Bollywood, but she had to challenge rejection at MasterChef India secured by Akshay Kumar. The judges spat the omelette that she had actually whipped up on the show following tasting it, abandoning Kaif practically in tears.

Katrina Kaif could be supreme the roost in Bollywood

Kaif appears on the finale episode of the show tonight as part of the promotions of Tees Maar Khan.

Kaif could not handle rejection easily. Asked about her uncharacteristic display of emotions over just an omelette, Katrina doesn't do her usual I-am-too-prim-to-react act.

She says, "I agree I was very upset. But it was not 'just an omelette'. I made it on the show. That is the only thing I can make in the kitchen. And I'm very confident about my omelettes. When everyone on MasterChef hated its taste, I was devastated. I felt humiliated."It took Katrina a while to figure out the reason why her preparation turned out so badly.

"Only later I got to know that after I had finished making my omelette, Akshay poured a whole cup of salt into it. That's why it became unpalatable," she says. Though Akshay cracked up in glee at his own prank, Katrina was not amused. "An omelette is the only proof of my cooking skills. I didn't feel good about it being messed up."

Elle Magazine blamed for whitening Bollywood star's skin

Readers have accused the publication of digitally "bleaching" the 37-year-old's skin so that she appears several shades lighter. Inside the magazine, Bachchan also appears in a series of glamorous photographs with pale skin, the Daily Mail reports. Fans commenting on the cover were upset by the image. One wrote: "It seems like lighter skin is always in fashion, as if darker skin is something to be frowned upon." Another said "They photo shop and airbrush ever freaking cover... every magazine does it."

Elle Magazine blamed for 'whitening' Bollywood star's skin

The website Styleite[dot]com said Bachchan was quite fair-skinned but did look "excessively pale" on the cover. The race row comes after the fashion magazine was accused of lightening the skin of Precious star Gabourey Sidibe on the cover of the US edition. The magazine denied it. Skin color is a sensitive issue in India, where the whitening market is worth millions despite strong opposition from groups who believe the products are discriminatory and outdated.

Madhuri Dixit busy in commercial ad

Madhuri Dixit busy in commercial adOne of the finest actresses and dancers of bollywood Madhuri Dixit is in India and is as busy as any other bollywood mainstream top actress would be. Apart from shooting for a dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa that airs on Sony, she is also reportedly shooting for an advertisement, the price of which is still undisclosed.

In January the actress has reportedly signed 3 new ad ventures and is also heard to be seen in a movie, according to manager Rikku Rakesh Nath. She is reportedly shooting for Hindustan Lever product that is finalized and for other the meetings are still on.

She is also considering acting offers from Sanjay Bhansali, Karan Johar, Yash Raj films and UTV. She has 4-5 good movie offers, says Nath his manager, and she will soon be finalizing one script. She is married to Sriram Nene a heart doctor based in the US, with 2 beautiful sons, who will be joining her for Christmas holidays.

Her magic on the reality show seems to be working as people have loved her on the show so far and are keen to see her in a movie.

Anushka's triumphant three times for Yash Raj

First RAB NE BANA DI JODI, then BADMAASH COMPANY and now BAND BAAJA BAARAAT. Yes, you are absolutely on dot, these are lead actress Anushka Sharma's hat trick of successes for India's premier production venture Yash Raj Films.

Anushka's triumphant three times for Yash Raj

Although Anushka has been refuting the news of a three film contract with Yash Raj and she cites Nikhil Advani's PATIALA HOUSE (which she claims to have signed even before BAND BAAJA BAARAAT) to substantiate her point, but as things stand today Anushka has indeed completed her three films with Yash Raj and that too very successfully.

All her above mentioned films will go down as profitable ventures for Yash Raj Films obviously with the blockbuster RAB NE BANA DI JODI being the most successful of them all, thanks to King Khan. Though Anushka was not credited much with the success of RAB NE..., despite a brilliant all round performance that too opposite SRK, yet there is no doubt that it's incredible success did help her become an instant hit with the mass and class (very much like what OSO did for Deepika and DABANGG has done for Sonakshi). This translated into a wonderful second innings via BADMAASH COMPANY and then came BAND BAAJA BAARAAT1, where Anushka was one of the only few known faces.

As we had been saying time and again, BAND BAAJA BAARAAT has indeed turned out to be the dark horse, and though it did open slow but it's positive word-of-mouth worked beautifully and the film has shown one of the best trending of 2010, as it has been good and steady even in its second week which means that the film indeed would turn out to be a successful venture for Yash Raj. The final outcome though is still awaited but all credit to Anushka for pulling this off and we are sure that after this Yash Raj (and especially Aditya who showed so much faith in her) would want her do more films for them, as was Anushka's wish. Here's wishing many more hat tricks for Anushka and Yash Raj Films, separately or as a team.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Farah Khan has all the earmarks of being particularly cordial to Salman Khan

Farah Khan has all the earmarks of being particularly cordial to Salman KhanChoreographer turned head Farah Khan gives off an impression of being quite cordial to Salman Khan, who is incidentally likewise the curve rival of her partner turned adversary Shahrukh Khan. So, does that mean that she is heading off to throw Salman Khan in her upcoming Bollywood step? Reports in the media were swirling with the news that the couple have at present held hands to work in a picture as one unit, but Farah has approached the cutting edge to obstruct all such asserts. In an articulation to the media, Farah declares that she has stewardship over no ideas of throwing Salman in her following picture, at least not at the present moment.

Farah Khan and Salman Khan share a very good rapport and that was evident through their interaction when the director visited the sets of Bigg Boss 4 to promote her upcoming film Tees Maar Khan. And the media was quick to conclude that Farah Khan’s next choice for her next film is Salman. However, the director has made it clear that her next Bollywood project is still in the scripting stage and the actors will be finalized once she has rounded up on the story and the characters. Thus she may or may not choose Salman to play the lead in her next Bollywood film. We may assume that also leaves space for Shahrukh Khan filling the shoes of her next male lead. Till then we can just wait and watch for next year.

Sonakshi Sinha the new ambassador of Dyna Soaps

Sonakshi Sinha the new ambassador of Dyna SoapsShe came, she saw, she 'Khan-querred'. We are indeed talking about the one and only Gen-Next dynamite Sonakshi Sinha, the very PYT who was one of the vital names instrumental in making her debut film Dabangg a mega success.

And once you are a top-notch heroine, it's not just the films, but also the ad world starts beckoning you. After having signed Joker, Shirish Kunder's 3-D bonanza, Sonakshi is now all set to enter the ad world with a bang!

The pretty actress has now been signed up as the brand ambassador for 'Dyna Soaps', so reports sources. When tried calling up the company officials, they confirmed the news, but refused to reveal any further details. It maybe may recall that Katrina Kaif was the previous brand ambassador for the said brand. Watch this space for more details.

Saif Ali Khan holding up for Kareena Kapoor to declare yes to marriage

Saif Ali Khan holding up for Kareena Kapoor to declare yes to marriageThere has been enough discussion about Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s marriage! We have heard lots of statement from both of them but none of them have given real indication about the time they would tie the knot.

Saif has already taken the marriage vows once and is happy with two kids from his former wife Amrita Singh. So, it seems there is no hurry from his side and Kareena is also at the peak of her career and is only 30 now. The hottest couple of Bollywood does not seem to be interested in tying the knot at this moment considering their career is going great.

However, Saif is quite intelligent and shifted the question towards Kareena, saying that he is ready to take the vows once Kareena is comfortable and happy with it. The couple has been dating since last three years and the question has been haunting them since then. Saif once made it clear that Bebo is not required to convert herself before getting married to him, so there is no problem in this aspect. She has also reached a comfort level with his two kids and family, so no barrier there too.

So, why is Kareena taking time to say yes to ‘chote nawab’? She has given enough to Bollywood and can easily continue her journey in the industry even after turning ‘choti begum’, considering the fact that Saif’s mother and sister are actresses themselves.

Saif says that he will remain committed the same way even if he is not married to Kareena but we think the lady should come out with a serious decision very soon. In 2009, Bebo was quoted saying that she would get married by 2012 and would like to have two kids. We hope she sticks to her decision!

Madhuri Dixit is back to modeling

Madhuri Dixit is back to modelingBollywood diva Madhuri Dixit is back in the thick of things shooting not only for the dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' that brought her back to India this time, but also an endorsement for which she has apparently been paid an unheard-of price.

According to reliable sources, Madhuri and her old business manager Rakesh Nath (Rikku) have finalised at least three other endorsements that would keep the actress busy for a good part of January. When contacted Rikku, who has looked after Madhuri's career from the start, admits Madhuri's endorsement plans.

'She is at this very moment shooting for an endorsement campaign for Hindustan Lever product. Other endorsements are being finalised. Meetings are on,' he said. The buzz in the film industry is that Madhuri is determined to make a comeback in movies.

Apparently Yash Raj Films, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Karan Johar and UTV have come up with tempting offers. Madhuri is on the verge of signing one of these. 'You're right. She has got four-five very good offers. She will definitely do another film soon. But this time we have to be very careful. I've worked with other actresses, but Madhuriji is Madhuriji,' said Nath.

The diva seems more than happy keeping busy at home away from her adopted home. 'I'm having a ball. I am so glad people have liked me on 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. I am enjoying this busy phase before the camera,' said Madhuri who is married to US-based doctor Sriram Nene and has two sons with him. Her children are expected to join her this week for Christmas holidays. 'I can't wait to see them,' said Madhuri happily before rushing for her next shot.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Breaking News: Asin & Salman get married

The press in the South is claiming that Asin tied the knot with Salman Khan earlier this week in the presence of close friends. According to these reports, her parents weren't invited and stormed into the wedding mid-way and tried to stop it.

Breaking News: Asin & Salman get married

The actress sighs deeply when responding, "At last, the rumours are coming true. Salman and I are finally married. It's a first for both of us. "Too bad, it is only in a movie (Anees Bazmee's Ready). But Salman can't stop joking about the "solemn" occasion.

"Hey guys, I've finally done it," Salman has been shouting across the location at Film City to anyone in hearing distance. The "news" of Asin's wedding has reached her native place Kerala.

When a local paper announced Asin's "marriage" with Salman with photographic evidence, the actress was flooded with congratulatory messages, with her fan base and relatives in Kerala wondering why she chose to marry without inviting near and dear ones.

She laughs, "You know, I'm quite enjoying the joke about my wedding. I've been in my bridal outfit taking the saat pheras, for a week now. I almost feel I'm really married. The family opposition that is being talked about is also part of the script."

Asin adds that she never knew that getting married was so much fun and adventure. She says, "I've gone through Malayali, Tamil and Telugu marriages. But this is my first Punjabi wedding. And I love it. I even danced at my sangeet to Laung Gawacha."

In fact, both Asin and Salman have decided they will get married Punjabi style, if and when it happens. "It's a pact. It will be a big fat Punjabi wedding."

Katrina Kaif: I utilize my phone just for making calls

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif who is getting the pulse of Indian audience racing in the number "Sheila Ki Jawaani" uses her mobile for just making phone calls, while many of her colleagues from entertainment industry are hooked on to social networking sites application on their mobile phones to keep in touch with family, fans and friends.

Katrina Kaif: I utilize my phone just for making calls

Katrina Kaif said to Telecom Yatra here at an Airtel press conference, "I use my cell only for making calls."Kaif has come to Delhi along with Akshay Kumar to promote their forthcoming movie Tees Maar Khan on Airtel's network. The telco is the exclusive mobile service partner of the movie.

Commenting on the tie up to promote Tees Maar Khan, the chief marketing officer of mobile services at Bharti Airtel, Shireesh Joshi, said, "Airtel is committed towards improving the customer experience with innovative mobile service offerings and fresh content that help people enjoy different forms of entertainment, and Tees Maar Khan is a step towards this."

Airtel has also created a Tees Maar Khan mobile game for its subscribers, which can be downloaded from Airtel Live for Rs 99.

Tees Maar Khan, the character in the game, has to rob a series of banks, museums and a train filled with tons of gold, tactfully avoiding patrolling guards and various high-tech security devices. The game is broken into three stages.

Inspired from the scenes of the movie, stage one is about a bank robbery where the gamer has to cross three levels of bank robbery by breaking through the security, cracking the lock and escaping with the loot before the alarm is activated.

Stage two is the museum heist in which Tees Maar Khan has to steal precious artifacts from some famous museums and pass through three another levels to qualify for the final stage - the great train robbery.

In this stage the gamer has to rob a moving train. He has to jump from one bogey to another, reach the special compartments to infiltrate the heavily guarded interior and steal the precious cargo through three levels.

Apart from the game, a 15 minute version of the film will be made available by Airtel for its subscribers ten days after the theatrical release of the movie.

Priyanka Chopra was on a style disagreeable at the Big Star Entertainment Awards

Priyanka Chopra was on a style offensive at the Big Star Entertainment Awards on Tuesday, December 21, wearing a new dress for each appearance during the evening.

Priyanka Chopra was on a style disagreeable at the Big Star Entertainment Awards

The Anjaana Anjaani star walked the red carpet in a black D&G strapless crochet lace dress with a fringed hem. She accessorized with silver strappy heels, silver clutch and light jewelry - drop earrings and a dainty bracelet in her right arm. Priyanka was the recipient of the New Talent of the Decade - Female Award which was presented to her by Band Baaja Baaraat lead pair - Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma.

While receiving the awards, the 28-year-old former Miss World flaunted her delightful curves in a body hugging black spaghetti strap gown with a bustier top and ruffled asymmetrical hem. Priyanka also performed during the evening, changing attires with each stage appearance. She variously wore a silver sari with a bikini top like blouse and black leggings with red sparkly top.

Vidya Balan to mark Ekta Kapoor's ‘Ragini MMS’

Vidya Balan to mark Ekta Kapoor's ‘Ragini MMS’Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is all set to play lead in Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming venture ‘Ragini MMS’, which is based on the infamous MMS scandal in a prestigious Delhi based school, Zee News reported. According to a report on spicezee[dot]com, apparently, Kangna Ranaut had been approached by Ekta Kapoor to play the lead role. “When the former showed uneasiness on hearing the explicit content of the film, Kangna Ranaut chickened out at the last minute. However, Ekta Kapoor was quick to find Kangna’s replacement in Vidya Balan,” the website reported.

The report further revealed that while talking to a daily, a source confirmed the news and said, “Kangna walked out of the film, perhaps because she had developed cold feet about the movie. This is a bold movie and it needs an actress who can do justice to a strong portrayal. Vidya can deliver such intense roles with confidence. She is anyway doing ‘Dirty Picture’, based on the life of Silk Smitha, with Ekta, and her company felt that she`s appropriate for the role.

So, they`ve approached her.” When contacted, the CEO of Balaji Motion Pictures, said, “I don`t want to say anything at this stage. But the film is definitely on.” After playing the power-packed role of Sabrina Lal, sister of Jessica in ‘No One Killed Jessica’ and sex-siren Silk Smitha in ‘Dirty Picture’, it seems Vidya is keen on a serious image makeover and has become a hot favourite of Bollywood filmmakers, the website reported.

Saif Ali Khan credits Amitabh for his Bollywood raid

Saif Ali Khan credits Amitabh for his Bollywood raidEven though Saif Ali Khan is veteran actress Sharmila Tagore's son, the actor says he joined the Indian film industry chiefly because of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

The 40-year-old actor is all set to work with Amitabh in Prakash Jha's next 'Aarakshan'. This is the second time that both the actors will share screen space after the 2007 film 'Eklavya: The Royal Guard' 'I joined films pretty much because of Amitji so it's always an absolute honour to work with him and I'm glad I got another opportunity to get associated with him,' Saif told reporters here.

Big B too was elated to know about Saif's thoughts and revealed that he felt honoured after hearing what Saif had to say. 'I have worked with Saif in 'Eklavya', that was my first association with him. I am really honoured and privileged to know that he feels that I was in someway responsible for his entry into this film industry. I'm delighted to work with him again,' said the 68-year-old star.

Amitabh also remembered some of the moments that he spent with Saif.

'Today, I remember one of the very old moments. Saif was six-seven years old and he had visited my sets when I was shooting a song in Filmcity. Sharmila ji, his mother, said that he wanted to be with me and see the shooting.

'He was a very confused looking youngster then, who stood at the top of the hill, sitting on a rock all by himself and watching the shooting. From then on I have watched him grow so brilliantly to a fine actor with a lot of variety in every performance,' revealed the actor.

'Aarakshan' also stars Deepika Padukone, Prateik and Manoj Bajpayee and will go on floor Jan 15. It is based on policies of caste based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rani Mukherji is the best bollywood actress

These superstars have been an inspiration for every actor, especially for the way they have handled their careers in an apt way. Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have found equal marks amongst everyone in B-town and Rani Mukherji isn’t an elision. The actress curiously awaits the release of ‘No One Killed Jessica’ and on pars her dream project with Aamir Khan.

Rani Mukherji is the best bollywood actress

Last time we saw her together with Aamir Khan in ‘The Rising’ and nearly after 5 years they will share screen space together in untitled suspense-thriller directed by Reema Kagti. Excited, Rani admits that she shares very good level of comfort with Aamir Khan and work is going to be easy while pairing with him. Well she doesn’t miss to sing praises of SRK as well. Says Rani Mukherji: ‘Both Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have been my inspirations. They’re my role models and I have inherited lots of values from them.’

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Akshay Kumar is spending considerable time with Katrina Kaif

Akshay Kumar is spending a considerable time with Katrina KaifNowadays, because of the promotional tours and occasions for their unique picture Tees Maar Khan, Akshay Kumar is spending considerable time with Katrina Kaif. But also we could probably declare the time is now well spent for Katrina. Akshay is unvaryingly upgrading Katrina's knowledge of Hindi pictures, their titles and other trivia. By now, it's common knowledge that Katrina is not quite clued into the nuances and titles of Hindi cinema. Her co-star Akshay Kumar, who prides himself for being just the opposite and is a veritable encyclopaedia of filmy titles and other trivia, has found an ingenious method of educating his co-star. He plays Dumb Charade with Katrina providing her signs and hints from commercial Hindi films as clues.

And boy, is Katrina getting clued in! Let's hear it, Sheila ki zubaani (voice). "I've to admit I couldn't have hoped for a more fun teacher than Akshay. I come from a place where I can't gush about how I grew up on a staple diet of Sholay and Mughal-e-Azam. Akshay knows it all. He is completely clued into the cult of potboilers and can mimic every actor and act out every famous sequence. Being with him over the last few weeks, I am finally getting knowledgeable about Hindi movies.

The games of Dumb Charade are being played between bouts of promotion on cars and flights in several cities across the country. Akshay and Katrina have hired a private plane for the 12-city 25-day tour. "So we get a lot of time to play Dumb Charade. By the time the promotions for Tees Maar Khan are over, I think I'll be an expert on Bollywood trivia," Katrina has her fingers crossed.

The education works both ways. While Akshay acts out scenes from Hindi films during Dumb Charade, Katrina mimes magical moments from Hollywood films for Akshay. "So I guess we are both learning on the job," she chuckles.

Breaking News: Vidya Balan is Pregnant

Breaking News: Vidya Balan is pregnantNow when you have Vidya Balan telling you, "I am pregnant", you'd get a stun of your essence. You'd will consistently look around and view if there isn't whoever listening to the breaking news, right? So you look around and to your awfulness view part of a handful of folks staring at you. Then similar to an instructor telling a youngster, 'Come on son, fill in the spotless', Vidya finishes the clear, "I am pregnant with expectation for the release of No One Killed Jessica".

Smart, ain't she? A pun in a way when she meant 'pregnant' because not only is she busy promoting her film No One Killed Jessica, she has wrapped up her film Kahani too which is directed by Sujoy Ghosh. On further questioning, she quotes, "Working with Sujoy was great fun. Kahani is special because I shot this film in my favorite city: Kolkata. It's the fourth film I've shot there. I've seen Kolkata like I've never seen before."

So when it comes to hard work, you know for sure that Vidya Balan nails it and how. To our surprise, she unquotes her quote, "After Parineeta, I felt that I really worked hard in Ishqiya but after Kahani, I felt that I've never worked hard before. We worked our a** off. It's about this woman who comes down from London in search of her husband and what a search it was.

Suave, smart, hard working, talented and then comes respect. Yes, one of the most respected names when it comes to the field of acting, she doesn't forget to pay one too to her director Sujoy Ghosh. She comments, "I must say this today that I have the highest regards and respect for Sujoy Ghosh more as a human being. No one in my experience, so far, has been so wonderful at dealing with pressure. I almost felt that the crew were going to lay their lives for him. I've seen the worse come out of people in pressure but not Sujoy. God Bless him for that."And God Bless you too Vidya!

Mallika Sherawat allowed to attend, but no dance

Mallika Sherawat allowed to attend, but no danceRajasthan University has cleared the way for Bollywood siren, Mallika Sherawat to appear at the inauguration of the office of the students union on Monday. However, she was not allowed to dance to the tunes of latest Bollywood songs.

The decision was taken by vice-chancellor, B L Sharma amid pressure from the students on Monday. On Sunday he had told TOI because of fear law and order situation going out of hand this program will not take place on the campus. The V-C but he was not available for comment.

This decision comes as a disappointment for students who were keen to see the glam girl dance item numbers. In the evening, they again requested the administration to allow the actress to perform, but in vain.

Parveen Kaler, president of union of research scholar said, "We will try to follow the university order, but if case she willingly decides to dance, we should not be held responsible." It is most likely she will display her dancing skills on the stage.

The organisers has left no stone unturned to publicise her appearance in the programme. The banners can be seen on key locations in the city besides pamphlets and SMSes are making the rounds among students. It is learnt that students have paid a hefty sum to the actress for her appearance.

"She'll be given a guard of honour in traditional style at the airport. She will be staying in a five- star hotel," said Kaler. All this has raised some serious questions as to how students will bear the financial burden of the program. According to the sources, the organisers are spending around Rs 30 lack for the event. They have made sitting arrangements for 5,000 students.

Poonam Jhawar to play Nira Radia

Poonam Jhawar, hot item girl and small time actress bags a role of her life now. She is roped into play the role of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia in an upcoming Hindi film titled 2G Radia-tion. If you remember, Nira Radia has hit headlines in the 2G telecom spectrum investigation.

Poonam Jhawar roped into take part in Nira Radia

Corporate world and even the media have been affected by the Radiagate and it is now Bollywood’s turn to make a film with that concept. Poonam Jhawar earlier played a small role in Akshay Kumar’s Mohra and later produced a film Aanch in which she has done the lead role. Poonam Jhawar is ecstatic to bag Nira Radia role in 2G Radia-tion. Poonam Jhawar says that she will give her hundred percent to the film to make it work at the box office.

Ady Putra to make appearance with SRK

Ady Putra to make appearance with SRKAdy Putra, a Singapore born Malaysia-based actor will make his Bollywood debut playing superstar Shah Rukh Khan's lawyer in the much awaited sequel to the movie 'Don'. "When my agent called me up last month and said I got the part as Shah Rukh's lawyer, my first reaction was 'Are you sure they've got the right Ady?' Wow, it's truly unexpected," the 29 year old actor told lifestyle paper 'The Daily Chilli'.

Best known for his bad boy roles in hit Malay movies like 'Anak Halal' and 'Histeria', Putra auditioned for the role in Kuala Lumpur for Don 2 in the middle of the year. He said he was told that he got the role last month. "I went for a casting call handled by one of the production houses in KL. I'm thankful to Allah for the opportunity and the happiness that comes with it," said Putra. 'Don 2', an action thriller, is the sequel to 2006 blockbuster hit 'Don'. Directed by Farhan Akhtar, it also stars Bollywood beauties Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Katrina Kaif: Sheila makes online searching tool work extra minutes

Katrina Kaif: Sheila makes online searching tool work extra minutesDespite the presence of Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor, it is Katrina Kaif who hits the headlines hardest. The paparazzi is always eager to pen down gossips about her coz, after all, she is the in-demand lady.

Yes! People (read men) love to search her. From her pics to her films to her personal life- everything spawns a huge frenzy as Katrina devotees resort to google to find out the latest about this Barbie doll. And that’s precisely why Katrina has been named the most googled Indian celebrity. This, nevertheless, doesn’t come as a shocker. Look how effortlessly she makes an item song of ‘Sheila ki Jawani’ a runaway hit just with the aid of her intensely desirable body!

Katrina, anyways, has made it to the headlines this year for quite a few reasons. She has got herself bruised and injured on numerous occasions. Besides, her split with actor cum mentor Salman Khan was an epic saga that made the nation sit up and read.

And the voyeur boys are always hunting for some dare-bare pics of the sizzling actress. After all, this milky complexioned actress has trapped every man with the ropes of her enchanting charms. No wonder, she has jumped to the top of the tinsel tree in barely a few years.

Akshay Kumar comes back to activity roots with Prabhu Deva

Akshay Kumar comes back to activity roots with Prabhu DevaBollywood's original 'khiladi' Akshay Kumar's next will be a "big action movie" directed by Prabhu Deva.

The 43-year-old actor is in London to promote his much awaited comic caper 'Tees Maar Khan, where he stars alongside Katrina Kaif. "My next film will be a big action movie, produced by Prabhu Deva, the South Indian actor-choreographer and filmmaker," said Akshay.

In 'Tees Maar Khan', Akshay Kumar plays a shameless con man, Tabrez Mirza Khan aka Tees Maar Khan aka TMK, in a role inspired by English folklore hero Robin Hood. "He steals and cheats with alarming audacity with his gang comprising of Dollar, Soda and Burger," said the film's director Farah Khan, whose previous two films 'Main Hoon Na' and 'Om Shanti Om' have been blockbusters.

Akshay's partner in crime is Katrina who plays Anya, a wannabe actress, who sizzles on screen with 'Sheila Ki Jawaani', which has already become a chartbuster.

Rani Mukherjee: I don't perceive why there is so far interest concerning my marriage

Rani Mukherjee Says: I don't perceive why there is so far interest concerning my marriageBrushing aside rumours of an impending wedding with director-producer Aditya Chopra, Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee says that the news is nothing but a media fabrication. "I don't understand why there is so much fascination about my marriage. I am not tying the knot anytime soon. When I get married I will inform you all. I will make a proper announcement when such a thing comes up," the actress said.

The latest buzz sweeping B-town is that the Bengali actress is set to exchange wedding rings with the Yash Raj scion in February next year. "I have been married far too many times. In media, the news of my marriage has been making the rounds for quite some time. The worst part is they don't invite me for my wedding," the 32 year old actress said.

Rani is all geared up for her up coming film, 'No One Killed Jessica', in which she essays the role of a journalist. Directed by Rajkumar Gupta, 'No One Killed Jessica' is based on the murder trial of model Jessica Lall, who was shot dead in 1999 by Manu Sharma, son of a Haryana politician, in a Delhi night club. The film also features Vidya Balan as Jessica's sister Sabrina, who fought tooth and nail to get justice for her sister. The movie will hit cinema houses on January 7 next year.

Asin & Salman Khan: 2.5 crore for shaadi song

Asin & Salman Khan: 2.5 crore shaadi songConstantly known to be a paramount part of the picture, music additions more terrific hugeness when a musical team is at the rudder. No astonishment then that for Anees Bazmee's Ready, offering Salman Khan and Asin, each tune arrangement in the picture is touted to be a highlight. Bhushan Kumar, who is Generating it, has spent something greater than Rs 2.5 crore on what he calls, “a complete clan item melody”.

The exec of T Series, under which Kumar is making the picture in affiliation with Rajat Rawail, expresss that so far item tunes have invariably been identified with flawless kids. “This one specialties the whole clan parting about the marriage of the lead elements, took on by Salman bhai and Asin. A lot more sophisticated than, express, Munni badnaam hui or Sheila ki jawani, by reason of 25 30 associates of the tribes are additionally participating in it. Salman bhai is obviously the male flavor component in this number,” he demonstrates.

Kumar goes on to explain that since Ready, a romantic comedy with a few action sequences, is targeted at a family audience, it seemed imperative to have a suitable song. “And since a music company is producing it, the number has to be larger than life,” he says, adding, that the situation in the movie helped them conceptualize the song sequence.

Art director Rajat Podar started working on the extravagant and sprawling set at Film City, Goregaon, last month and it took choreographers Chinni Prakash and Mudassar six days to shoot the song. Apart from the actors and 100 dancers, about 100 more extras were featured to fill up the expansive set.

Interestingly, it took composer Pritam four months to create the music for the song, Peechhe peechhe. “When you hear the song, you will understand why it was so very important to get the tune right,” says Kumar, refusing to reveal more about the lyrics. He reasons, “The punchline is the most important part of the song and it’s too early to give that away now. It’s also going to be an important part of our promotional strategies.”

Currently, the producer is discussing another highlight song sequence of Ready with Bazmee and the team. “We’ll be building another grand set for that too because that’s the second larger than life number of our movie,” he asserts.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

John Abraham and Bipasha Basu

John Abraham & Bipasha Basu love togatherBollywood performing artist John Abraham who turned 38 on December 17 is well known for pictures like Dostana, New York, Jhootha Hi Sahi and whatnot. He is moreover known for his love for two wheeler and his penchant for gathering the speediest cycle. Indeed newly there were reports about him owning a two wheeler which was exceptionally made for him. The two wheeler is precisely styled and compose as he desired by congregating every last trace of the parts.

He even recently in a tele-show confessed his love for bike and narrated an incident to the viewers. He said that once when he was giving his girl friend Bipasha Basu a lift on his bike he had asked her to be careful with her heels lest they would make scratches on his bike. After when she was getting close to him while the ride he told her to sit back lest the helmet would get scratched. Bips got very offended and got off the bike and asked him to leave saying that she would manage home on her own! However, his passion for his bikes has never come on the way of John and Bipasha relationship. The two are still one of the greatest couples in Bollywood.

In fact, Bipasha on his birthday posted a very rare and cute picture of little John on twitter with a message reading this cute kid’s birthday is on the 17th of December and he has grown up to be a very handsome man. As John has not opened his own twitter handle, Bipasha has even thanked everyone on John’s behalf for wishing him on his birthday. Well John, girlfriend like Bipasha is the best gift you can ever get - what say?

Akshay Kumar: Canada is paradise on earth

Akshay Kumar: Canada is paradise on earthBollywood star Akshay Kumar, who was here Friday to support his picture "Tees Maar Khan", stated he anticipated the picture to repeat the accomplishment of his past hits and called Canada a paradise on earth.

"What you are going to see in 'Tees Maar Khan' is total entertainment. It is a Bollywood masala movie which will appeal to everyone,'' said the actor. The film is due for release next week. In the film, directed by Farah Khan and jointly produced by his wife Twinkle Khanna, Akshay plays a con man named Tabrez Mirza Khan, with Katrina in the role of his girlfriend Anya.

"I play the role of an uneducated con man who plans to rob a train containing 10,000 kg of antiques. The script is so good that all characters come along with me and I am conning all of them. I rob the train with their help but no one among them knows that they are helping me,'' said Akshay Kumar, rating Katrina as his favourite actress.

The actor credited Farah Khan with doing an excellent job of directing the film. "She did a great job. Because of its excellent script, the film has created new 'muhawara' (idiom) in dialogue,'' he said, reciting a few lines used in the film. About his own role, he said, "I have been an entertainer for the past 22 years. I have done it in this film and will keep doing it in the future.''

Asked why he chooses Canada more than other countries for shooting and releasing his films, he said he has fallen in love with this country. "I love Canada since I did my first film here 17-18 yeas ago. I have been here hundreds of times, but every time I love coming here again. I tell people in India that if they want to see 'jannat' (heaven) on this planet, they should visit Canada,'' said the actor who is currently serving as a brand ambassador in India for the Canadian Tourism Commission.

The star, who finished shooting his first Hollywood film 'Break Away' here some time ago, said, "The film will be released in May-June. We have sold its distribution rights to Alliance Atlantis."Shot in Toronto, the film revolves around Canada's national game ice hockey to address issues of cultural conflicts among new immigrants to this country.

Asked whether Bollywood standards were declining, he said, " No, Bollywood's standards are going up. While they used to release up to 500 prints, now these numbers are up to 2,500.''

He also expressed ignorance about his role in Deepa Mehta's proposed film "Komagata Maru". "I don't know anything about the film. Nobody has approached me.''Asked to rate his favourite hero and heroine, he said, "I like watching Sanjeev Kumar...... and Katrina Kaif."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Katrina Kaif is more popular in Pakistan than in India

Katrina Kaif is above all looked in GoogleBollywood actress Katrina Kaif is the most searched person in the world’s leading search engine, Google. According to Google country head Vinay Goel, the most searched celebrity Katrina Kaif is more popular in Pakistan than in India.

YouTube became the fastest rising term in 2008 while Orkut and Gmail remained the most popular networking and communication properties for Indian users.

While speaking to media, Katrina Kaif said that it very nice to get included in the most searched for list as it indicates that the fans are enjoying her works in the movies.

According to her, it is a very interesting change as Bollywood is largely male dominated and women come far behind. Katrina Kaif is not only the most searched for Bollywood celebrity, she is also in the list of fastest rising search item across categories in India.

The search engine, Google has published its year-end Zeitgeist, the tool which reveals what internet users are searching for. Goa, Kerala and Kashmir were listed as the top holiday destinations.

While developing the 2008 report, Google analyzed various aspects of the search queries to read out the minds of Internet users in India.

Kajol enjoys reprieve from pictures

Kajol enjoys reprieve from picturesBollywood actress Kajol has proved herself as a multitasking professional woman, who knows well how to balance her professional life as well as personal life. Kajol took a good break from films when she gave birth to her daughter Nysa in 2003.

She returned with some notable movies like Fanaa, My Name Is Khan, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, We Are Family after taking proper care of daughter till she turned three. After the birth of her second baby son Yug who is just three months old, the doting mother has got busy with him and is devoting all her time to him.

The adoring mother says that her babies are the most important priority in her life now. So, she wants to take a break from films until her son turns 3 years old. The 35 year old actress is finding it very tough to promote her film Toonpur Ka Super hero because it takes her away from her kids.

The actress says that she took up this film because it targets today’s kids, who are very smart and exposed to the outside world. She informs that they could not yet show the film to Nysa and are planning to show the full movie once the final print comes out. Nysa has watched some parts of the movie and seems to have liked it.

Well, Toonpur Ka Super hero seems to be a gift from Kajol and Ajay Devgn to their kids. We hope to see Kajol back on screen soon but at the same time we understand her motherly instinct. So, the fans of Kajol would definitely wait for next three years to see her magical performance once again.

Kangana Ranaut is not ready to assume MMS scandal

Kangana Ranaut is not ready to assume MMS scandalKangana Ranaut is one of the most exceptionally hazarding actresses in Bollywood. She possesses no qualms doing spectacular roles equally extended as they are testing.

And then her pictures like Gangster, Life in a Metro, Fashion and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai are revealing enough. Surprisingly, this same striking character is not ready to assume MMS scandal.

Balaji Telefilms approached Kangana to act in its next film Raginni MMS, based on MMS scandal, but she turned down the offer. It seems the actress backed out because of the explicit content and the amount of graphic content.

Producer Ekta Kapoor has confirmed that Kangana has turned down the offer of her production house owing to its explicit content. Now, she is on a look out for a new face for the film.

Priyanka Chopra to go for a prostitute

Priyanka Chopra to go for a prostituteSeems like Priyanka Chopra is trying to break her 'diva' image in Bollywood. After playing a noir character in Vishal Bharadwaj's Saat Khoon Maaf, Priyanka will be seen playing a sex worker in Karan Johar's next.

Interestingly, Priyanka, who will be the love interest of Hrithik Roshan in KJo's adapatation of Agneepath, will play the role of a prostitute and not a nurse. According to the buzz, the films's script has undergone many changes to make the it palatable to today's youth. A source told Mumbai Mirror, "Karan is leaving no stone unturned for the remake of Agneepath. Even the characters played by Mithun Chakraborthy and Neelam Kothari have been removed from the film."

It is believed that Karan wanted to cast someone dusky and sultry for the role of Kaali and couldn't think of anyone but Priyanka. Wonder how Priyanka will react to being called 'Kaali' on screen!

I didn’t meet Sabrina prior to the picture: Vidya

I didn’t meet Sabrina prior to the picture: VidyaWhat do you do when you play a real life character onscreen? First thing you do is to meet that person to study the character more closely. But Vidya Balan doesn't agree with this concept.

The actress who played Sabrina Lall in Raj Kumar Gupta's most awaited film 'No One Killed Jessica' decided not to meet Sabrina while doing this film.

"I didn't meet her before the film," said the actress. According to Vidya, it was a mutual decision taken by her and her director Raj Kumar Gupta who wanted the focus to be on their interpretation of Sabrina.

"What we have borrowed from the real life case is the legal journey. But the emotional journey is something that is a work of Raj and mine. We worked on the character on our own. It's Raj's interpretation that I fell back on so I didn't have to meet Sabrina," said Vidya, who is busy promoting NOKJ.

Vidya reveals that she met Sabrina recently after completing NOKJ. The actress informs that she got to know Sabrina more after meeting her. "I did get a chance to meet her recently and I was quite overwhelmed at that point," she concluded.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sonakshi Sinha charging 1 crore for every picture

With the hike, Sonakshi has joined the league of highest-paid actresses like Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor. The actress has apparently taken an advance payment of Rs 91 lakh for one of her upcoming projects. Industrywallahs are finding it hard to digest this fact, as Sonakshi is just one-movie old. A trade analyst is quoted as saying by a daily, “Since Sonakshi has kept herself exclusive only to big hero projects, the girl’s market price is being negotiated very carefully.”

Sonakshi Sinha charging 1 crore for every picture

Yes, Sonakshi’s next film is with Salman Khan, to be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, and another is Joker, which will be made on a whopping sum because it’s going to be in 3D. Sonakshi will work with Akshay Kumar in the film. It’s said that no other newbie hiked her fee so astronomically as Sonakshi has, even considering the likes of Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, or Kangana Ranaut.