Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kaif upset over Sinha's false claims?

Newbie Sonakshi Sinha is making more enemies than friends in the industry. News has it that she has miffed Katrina Kaif big time. Apparently, Kat has not been too pleased with the ‘Dabangg’ hottie’s claims.Junior Shotgun has been telling one and all about how she has replaced queen bee Katrina as the brand ambassador of numerous products. But according to sources close to Katrina, Sonakshi hasn’t replaced the ‘Tees Maar Khan’ star. The truth is that Katrina`s contract with these products had either expired or she was not even their brand ambassador.

Katrina Kaif upset over Sonakshi Sinha's false claims?The two ladies also have another common factor between them-Salman Khan. Both the actress have been launched by the magnanimous star. And the ex-ladylove of Sallu never approved of his fondness for Sonakshi. Well, Katrina has nothing to lose as she is at a good place in her career today, but the big question is, can Sonakshi afford to have enemies in the industry so early in her career? Sonakshi Sinha better watch out.

Hoping to make my children proud of Ra One - Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is all set to deliver more than he has promised. The ambitious King Khan’s “Ra One” DVD will have alternate endings akin to Hollywood DVDs.

Hoping to make my children proud of Ra One- Shah Rukh KhanHe revealed that the main reason behind making “Ra One” is his son Aryan, who had a wish to see his father in the role of a super-hero. SRK stated “’Ra One’ is a very special film I made for my kids. I hope I can make my children proud and this country proud. I am trying my best to make it a very good film.

The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor in the lead role. “Ra One” will also have video games sharing the same name. The entire game is being created in Los Angeles and will be based on the playstation format.

A source stated “Shah Rukh sat down with a lot of software experts and envisaged the game. He was thinking about it for a year. His thoughts on this precipitated only recently and the deal with the makers of the game was locked.”

The source added “There will be two main characters in the game, G.One and RA.One. Besides these two, there will be other fighters too.”“Basically, it’s a fight game. The game has something unique for every age group at home. It will be available at many outlets even before the film hits the theatres,” the source added.

In the mean time, King Khan revealed that Arjun Rampal and his characters in the video game will have the same looks and the same weapons like that of the film. Shah Rukh stated “It is a genre that we haven’t tried. You make a film with passion and love. You want to make it right and want the world to watch it.”

Inspired by Hugh Jackman, he stated “I watched all the ‘X-Men’ movies. The role of Wolverine was the biggest inspiration for me to make ‘Ra.One’. I was completely inspired by Hugh’s film.”The film is slated to hit theatres on 26th October.

Vidya Balan in 'Thank You' and 'Dum Maro Dum'?

It seems that Vidya Balan the latest flavour of the season as the ‘Ishqiya’ star is flooded with film offers. Buzz has it that we might just get see the talented actress in ‘Thank You’ and ‘Dum Maro Dum’.

Vidya Balan in 'Thank You' and 'Dum Maro Dum'?Apparently, the actress has tried hard to keep her roles in the two multi-starrer flicks under wraps. ‘Thank You’ directed by Anees Bazmi has Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Irrfan Khan, Suniel Shetty and Sonam Kapoor. While Rohan Sippy’s ‘Dum Maro Dum’ has Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Rana Daggubati playing the central roles.

It is believed that Vidya plays Akshay Kumar’s better half in Bazmi’s flick, while Abhishek Bachchan plays her husband in Sippy’s film. Well, what are you up to Vidya? Are you trying to steal the show silently?

Bipasha Basu smokes up a blazing storm

A firm anti-smoker, Bipasha Basu had put her foot down when asked to smoke while shooting for Dum Maaro Dum. But then, director Rohan Sippy wanted her to look authentic in her role as a hippie and hence wanted her to practise lighting a joint. It was after much persuasion that Bipasha agreed to smoke just once so that her director gets the best shot. But things didn’t seem to go as planned. Incidentally, after making Bipasha go through the entire process of rolling up the joint and lighting it, Rohan apparently decided to chop off the entire scene, leaving Bipasha fuming over the whole episode.

Bipasha Basu smokes up a blazing storm“Here I am spending an entire day rolling nicotine into paper and trying to make a cigarette and there Rohan goes ahead and completely cuts off the shot,” says Bipasha, adding, “I was so angry with Rohan and I asked him the reason behind all of this. But he had no explanation to offer. I was really upset for the time wasted and the psychosis I had to go through because of smoking.

It took a while for Bipasha to regain her composure. “I then made it very clear to Rohan that I would not try this again. Just going through it once was bad enough for me, so he better not change his mind,” says, the actress with a smile. Now, here’s one true blue fitness freak.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shahrukh to play serial killer Charles Shobraj !

Shahrukh Khan set to take part in serial executioner Charles SobhrajTo his credit go some astounding performances that Bollywood has seen in the recent past. And if the latest news that is doing the rounds is to be believed then it will be a phenomenal story altogether. Buzz has it that Shahrukh Khan might fancy getting into the shoes of worlds most dreaded thug and serial killer Charles Sobhraj!

According to the latest reports, French filmmaker Alain Andre is making a flick on the serial killer and he has wished to cast none other than the undisputed king of Bollywood in the film as the lead role. “We were sure we wanted Shahrukh Khan ... We think he is the best person to portray Sobhraj,” said Andre to whom Sobhraj has given exclusive rights for his biopic.

“Just before Charles got free from Delhi’s Tihar jail, Chantal (his first wife) asked us (Andre and partner Francois) to make a movie,” said the filmmaker. “Charles wanted to be famous, to see his stories in books and novels, which is why he never said ‘no, I’m innocent’,’’ he added. The director is now looking for a co-producer from Bollywood to make the film, which he plans to set in India, where Sobhraj spent some years.

Director Andre also added that Sobhraj has demanded that he should not be portrayed as a killer in the movie. Sobhraj’s lawyer Isabelle Coutant Peyre said, “I have asked Mr André to finalize a movie project about the life of Charles Sobhraj, with my total control on the contents on his behalf.”

Genelia D'Souza's Wild Femina Front Page

Genelia D'Souza's Wild Femina Front PageGenelia D'Souza is getting ready for the glam mag cover round as she starts the promotion of her latest flick Force with Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham. Eager not to be left out of the spotlight, Genelia that her role is a real riot. "She hasn't changed drastically but she is younger and spunkier. You can't mess with her! [Director] Nishi promised me that I'd fall in love with the character in the movie, and I did, instantly."

The actress adds that the film will please fans of thrillers and romantic comedies alike as it packs in both action and love. "It's an action thriller with a heart. It's a cop's story, but also a love story. You can't miss his girl, she's always there," Genelia.

Sounds like someone is making sure she isn't forgotten and left behind when John starts flexing his muscles! Do you think Genelia and John will bring their force to Force? What do you think of Gen's cover on the March issue of Femina? Hot or not?

Anushka Sharma change her hairstyle for commercial ad

Anushka's all set to be the tantrum queen of B-Town. The BBB girl was shooting for an ad and did not come out of her vanity van for six hours because she wasn't happy with how her hair was looking.

Anushka Sharma change her hairstyle for commercial ad

The four-film-old actress is fast gaining a reputation for being difficult. Really, she should learn something from the ultra professional actresses like Katrina, Deepika etc.. Especially if she's looking to replace them in their personal and professional space. Right, Ranbir?

Bipasha Basu - ‘Rana astonished us with his diction’

She strolls in brandishing a flower printed summer dress, with wooden and beaded wristbands beautifying her wrists, looking each spot the element of a chipper Goan young lady from her most cutting edge picture Dum Maaro Dum. “You will disregard Bipasha Basu. It's my element Zoe that you will recall,” she states with a grin, settling down to talk.

Bipasha Basu - ‘Rana astonished us with his diction’

Dum Maaro Dum carries her over on screen with her Dhoom 2 co-star Abhishek Bachchan. Once more, she is not thrown inverse Abhishek but with Rana Daggubati. “There's a brand new feel to the picture in light of the science in the middle of me and Rana. When Rohan told me a South Indian performing artist will go for the Goan artist, I was diverted. I wondered if he'd have the ability to get the lingual authority right. Rana astonished us. He knew not just his lines, but moreover my lines and each different performer's discoursed,” declares Bipasha.

She is at ease, she says, working with relatively new actors. “I worked with John in his first film. I worked with Ranbir Kapoor in Bachna Ae Haseeno after his first film was a box office debacle. Neil Nitin Mukesh didn't have a great start with Johnny Gaddar but I did Aa Dekhe Zara with him. If I like a film, the set up and director I am game. In fact, Abhishek and I liked working with Rana and Prateik who have a high level of interest towards work,” she says.

She likes to call Dum Maaro Dum a new age thriller. “There are three pivotal stories — that of Abhishek, Prateik, and Rana and me — that intertwine. The tagline ‘kya hai kahani tere paap ki?' says it all. Each one of us has done something in the past and we pay for our sins. Using Goa as a backdrop has added flavour to the characters. The film explores the drug underbelly of Goa. As Zoe, I am an upbeat girl who represents the spirit of the touristy Goa we all know. I like the way Rohan has used a bit of Konkani and old Portugese music in the background,” she shares.

If she is seen in fewer movies nowadays, she doesn't make excuses of ‘being choosy' or ‘selective': “In the last six years, I've been doing only three movies a year. If I take up more work, I'd die of exhaustion. I am busy with endorsements, events, fitness DVDs, shows, movies and looking after my house. I cannot just spend my life working. I love to live life.” After 10 years of acting, Bipasha is ready for newer challenges. “I moved to acting because I got bored of modelling. I never went to an acting school. Recently, I did a few workshops for my English film, Singularity, directed by Rolland Joffe. I never went out of my way to try and work in an English film and was happy when the offer came to me. Working under Rolland is a dream and I am learning a lot. I am a Maratha warrior, a bodyguard to the Indian queen, who falls in love with a British soldier. The film is an action drama with a beautiful story,” she says.

Hansika Motwani spotted at PVR Theaters

Shooting is going on at a brisk pace for Udhayanidhi Stalin's Oru Kal Oru Kannadi. The director recently canned a few shots at the PVR Theater in Ampa Mall, Aminjikarai. The heroine Hansika Motwani and Saranya were doing a scene together here. The public were quite curious to know what was happening.

Hansika Motwani spotted at PVR Theaters

OKOK is being produced by Red Giant Movies and has Udhayanidhi Stalin and Hansika Motwani in the lead. Music is composed by Harris Jayaraj and Rajesh is in charge of story, screenplay and direction.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kareena surprised all by landing on the sets of Aarakshan

Kareena Kapoor gave a surprise to the cast of “Aarakshan” by landing on the sets of the film in Bhopal, where her beau Saif is shooting with Deepika.

Her surprise visit on the sets has resulted in a subject of gossip in B-town. A close source from the Aarakshan unit stated “Kareena heard that Saif would be shooting some intense romantic scenes with Deepika, including a long kissing scene.”

He said further, “It is widely believed she rushed to Bhopal to ‘monitor’ the scenes. She was not too happy to hear about the kissing scene.”
Saif and Deepika developed a good rapport ever since they were casted together in “Love Aaj Kal”.

Kareena who is very possessive about Saif was a little upset with the steamy scenes. But Saif tactfully handled the situation.

Rakhi patches up with Mika Singh

Rakhi patches up with Mika SinghItem girl Rakhi Sawant and singer Mika Singh are now friends. Rakhi, who is playing the role of a sex-education teacher called Delnaz Doodhwala in her upcoming film “Qasam Se Qasam Se” has even shook her legs in an item number in the film sung by Mika.

Rakhi Sawant recently hugged Mika Singh in Comedy Circus and publicly declared that the two are friends again.

The film will be directed by debutant director Ashfaque Makrani . Azim & Faith will make their debut in the film.

In the item song featuring Rakhi titled “Bolne Mein Kya Jaata Hain”, Azim and his group are trying to grab her attention.

Kaif willing to forgive Casanova Kapoor

Kaif willing to forgive Casanova KapoorThe fondness issue in the middle of Katrina and Ranbir was the most obviously examined point in the tinsel town of Bollywood even a few days in the past.

The couple split up just as they had distinctions on the issue of marriage. Katrina Kaif wished to move toward getting married and settle down soon, where as the unlimited spirited Ranbir Kapoor detested the thought of being tied down so soon. This contention around them turned wild and they split. Be that as it may Kat has even now apologized to Ranbir, she has pardoned him and wishes to give their connection a second risk if just the performing artist could retouch his Casanova ways.

Ranbir Kapoor is well known for his issues. In the past he was consorted with the Bollywood diva, Deepika Padukone but the connection was brief and they soon broke separated. Furthermore Katrina Kaif was additionally identified with the tinsel town performer, Salman Khan. Both of them verged on one another when their parts. The late nearness and socializing of Ranbir with the character of “Rockstar”, Nargis Fakiri is deplorable for Katrina. Katrina is primed to take back Ranbir once he updates his direction. It is additionally caught that Katrina is looking for solace from her ex fire Salman Khan.

Shahrukh, Hugh Jackman & Vidya dance on stage

Shahrukh Khan, Hugh Jackman & Vidya Balan dance on stageCall me Jack bhai,” expressed Hugh Jackman at the FICCI Frames motion picture assembly in Mumbai on Friday evening. Given the solace that the X-Men star oozed, Jackman obviously felt at home.

In Mumbai as the star visitor at the FICCI meeting, Jackman was a part of the valedictory session with Shah Rukh Khan as Karan Johar took part in host. As the house went up in adulation upon his entry with wife Deborra Lee-Furness, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan presented him. Ladies in particular were viewed stretching out their necks for a great take a gander at the performing artist who looked spruce in a grey suit and short trimmed hair.

Thanking the performer, who slipped out of the room soon following, he stated, “When I was told that I’ll be presented by the most exceptionally grand character in the planet, I thought they implied my wife.” After appropriating the response he anticipated, Jackman joined, “I state this in light of the fact that I’m a savvy man, and likewise on account of my wife's situated in the front line.”

As Johar, Khan and Jackman sat down for a chat, the Australian actor who is also an ardent cricket fan, started his note referring to the quarter final game on Thursday that Australia lost to India. “At the gym this morning, I was given a strip with a thought for the day. It said, ‘A man’s worst failures are followed by big successes’. After the game we lost yesterday, I knew that today’s going to be a great day. And now that we have cricket out of the way, let’s get chatting.”

Lara Dutta sings an unique tune

Lara Dutta sings an unique tuneShe's finished stunts underwater, pulled off some greatly memorable scenes and even moved toward getting hitched in the middle of an excited swarm of paparazzi! Yet, Lara Dutta isn’t as courageous as she appears. Truth be told, the performer has a quite ladylike fear—cockroaches! The precise sight of one of these frightening little things gives Lara shivers down the spine, a partner near the character discloses.

So, envision Lara's unpleasantness when she had to do a scene—with a cockroach—for her picture Chalo Dilli! While the careful portions of the scene remain indistinct, our cause declares that it other side Lara alarmed out of her wits—and that something greater than one cockroach was included.

“Lara was petrified,” declares our origin, joining that the scenario got worse for the character when an unit part chose to take on an ideal trick on her. “Seeing how startled she was, a part of the team took it into his head to hurl a plastic cockroach at her. And then Lara, who generally is exceptionally held and regulated, got so unnerved that she fundamentally

bounced and ran haphazard, screeching at the top of her lungs. It was a side of Lara we had never viewed ever. She is invariably so cultured, but this once, her dread actually got the preferable of her,” her companion expresss. While her mate cannot reveal advance items, for the sake of the hapless team part, we do trust Lara kept her insight into humour in spite of getting the dismay of her essence. Moreover, it does make us wonder if Mahesh Bhupathi had to squash any of the proposed unpleasant little things to win Lara's heart and hand?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shah Rukh Khan is back on Twitter

Shah Rukh Khan is back on TwitterSuperstar Shah Rukh Khan is back on Twitter! After staying away from the micro-blogging site for over two months, the actor has returned with a bang.

"Back home after outdoor stints. Nice to be back to familiarity…and also with my familiar twitter friends. As promised a big HELLO!" Shah Rukh posted.

The actor says he is excited at the thought of releasing the teasers of his home production "Ra.One".

"Excited with thought of `Ra.One` teaser 10 seconds tomorrow & 30 seconds from 24th on ESPN Star. Had promised will show here first. Will try," he added.

Shah Rukh is quite gung-ho about getting back to Twitter.

"Yes, nice to be back…like bad habits even you all our difficult to quit…so here`s to a new round of bad habiting between u and me. Welcome back to late night sessions my friends. Love to u all," he added.

Sinha: I am not replacing Kaif

Sinha: I am not replacing Kaif
Yet there’s no denying that the girl who debuted with the super duper hit film Dabangg last year is the preferred choice for various product brands nowadays, so much so that she has replaced Katrina Kaif as the ambassador for the fashion and apparel brand Provogue.

Sonakshi was announced as the new brand ambassador of Provogue at Yash Raj Studios in Andheri. Speaking at the function, Sonakshi said: “I am not really replacing anyone. I am just filling in a space that was empty for long. But yes, I'm enjoying it a lot.

When asked about her equation with Katrina, the brand’s previous ambassador, Sonakshi said: “I've met Katrina quite a few times and we do not discuss this. They (the likes of Katrina) have been around for quite some time now I hope I will be there.”

No doubt the girl is brimming with confidence. After all, she’s got some big movies coming up: Joker with Akshay Kumar and a film with Kamal Haasan. Way to go girl!

Rekha has walked out of Rajinikanth’s Rana

Rekha Has Walked Out Of Rajinikanth’s RanaTo decline an offer to work with someone as big as Rajinikanth takes huge guts. And when Bollywood’s living legend Rekha is in question, then it is nothing less than the clash of titans. Buzz has it that the evergreen diva has walked out of Rajinikanth’s ‘Rana’ due to monetary issue with the producers of the film.

If rumours are to be believed, Hema Malini might replace the legendary actress in the South Indian multi-starrer flick.

Talking to a daily, a source said, “Rekha was scheduled to be paired opposite the older Rajinikanth, while Deepika was all set to romance the younger one. However, there have been some monetary issues between Rekha and the producers. She in not keen to work in the film, unless she is paid what she thinks she deserves. The producers of the film, Ocher Studios, have now spoken to Hema Malini for the role and will be meeting her shortly. Rekha asked for around four crores for the film and the producers were not ready for such a huge amount. That’s why Rekha chose to walk out of the film.”

Earlier, Vidya Balan left ‘Rana’ when she was not provided with the full script of the film.

Speaking on Vidya reservations, a source revealed, “She was well within her rights to ask for the script but maybe, the South Indian director who has Rajinikanth as the leading star in his film did not like that.”

As of now, ‘Rana’, which was supposed to go on the floors in April 2011, is still on the lookout for two leading ladies.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sonam Kapoor gets red, lashes producer

Sonam Kapoor gets red, lashes producerBollywood actress Sonam Kapoor stormed out from the sets of “Mausam” due to disorganized shoots.

“A few days ago the Mausam shoot was going on in Chandigarh. Sonam had to shoot for a song and had flown down to Chandigarh early morning.”

“On reaching the hotel, she found out that the room wasn’t booked and she had to wait for more than an hour, till she was allotted one. Sonam was all red by then.”
“She immediately freshened up and reached the sets. On reaching, she realised that her make-up man, vanity van, spot boy, all were missing. None of these facilities, which are mandatory and are supposed to be given by the production house, were given to her.”

“Still she patiently made calls to the production house, asking its staff for her requirements. None of them reverted to her for the longest time. As a result, Sonam stormed out from the sets and did not come for shooting.”
After receiving numerous calls from the crew of the film, Sonam at last reached the sets of the film and completed the shoot for the song.

But the producer of the film Sheetal Talwar as well as Sonam Kapoor denied the story.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Asin Thottumkal falls out with hair stylist?

Asin Thottumkal falls out with hair stylist?Asin Thottumkal reportedly threw a tantrum at her stylist because she was unhappy with the number of extensions that the woman put into her hair. According to a daily, the actress accused the stylist of deliberately making her look "ugly". A source told the paper: "The situation was so tense in the dressing room that the hair stylist even contemplated quitting.

"However, at one point, she snapped back, which is when Asin said that she was being deliberately sabotaged by someone who wanted her to look ugly, and she stormed out of the make-up room."Thottumkal puts at least six hair extensions in to make her hair look thicker, the site claims.

It was suggested last week that the actress had opted for plastic surgery to make her lips look bigger, after she was spotted looking different at a film premiere. She will next be seen starring opposite Akshay Kumar in the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the comedy Housefull.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Did Salman Khan plot the Ranbir-Katrina split-up?

Did Salman Khan plot the Ranbir-Katrina split-up?According to a report in Open magazine penned by a senior journalist with an apparent inside info on the juicy happenings in tinsel town, the reason for the break-up between Ranbir and Katrina is that he came to know about a secret visit she made to Salman when the latter was shooting his film Bodyguard in Pune.

The report goes on to claim that Katrina deliberately travelled in an ordinary car so as not to attract attention. But still the news reached Ranbir. How? The writer goes on to suggest that Salman himself made sure that the news of Katrina’s hush-hush visit reached Ranbir’s ears. The young actor was obviously furious to know that his gal was still making secret visits to her ex. What followed next was a fight between Ranbir and Katrina and their subsequent break-up.

Imran clicks Kapoor on sets of Short Term Shaadi

In many of his earlier interviews, Imran Khan has said that Kareena Kapoor is one actress whom he wishes to work with. And now that Imran is actually working with Kareena in Shakun Batra's Short Term Shaadi, he is surely making the most of this experience.

Imran clicks Kapoor on sets of Short Term ShaadiImran was seen capturing beautiful Bebo in her various moods on the sets of the film and must say that Imran is right when he says that Bebo is a true beauty and has an ethereal quality about her.

Tania Zaetta arrested at Gold Coast nightclub

The former Bollywood star spent several hours in the cells before being bailed to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on April 4. Police say a 41-year-old woman was arrested just after 1:00am (AEST) at a Surfers Paradise nightclub.

Tania Zaetta arrested at Gold Coast nightclubThey say the woman was charged with obstructing police and causing a public nuisance. Zaetta was a familiar face on television in the 1990s as the co-host of game show Who Dares Wins alongside former Test cricketer Mike Whitney.

Mallika Sherawat in item no 'Jalebi Bai'

Mallika Sherawat in item no 'Jalebi Bai'It is raining item numbers in Bollywood. And of course what Malaika, Deepika, Katrina and Lisa do; Mallika Sherawat can do better. The sultry siren, who is getting paid a bomb to shake her hips, has shot a steamy number titled Jalebi Bai for Indra Kumar's Double Dhamaal.

When contacted for her response on whether the song was more erotic than Munni, Sheila and the rest, Mallika only said, "Wait and watch."Choreographer Ganesh Acharya feels his item is the one that will emerge the winner this year. Honestly, what happened to scripts; everyone is only talking of items.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bollywood actor Navin Nischol passed away

Bollywood actor Navin Nischol passed awayNoted Bollywood actor Navin Nischol passed away Saturday after a massive heart attack. The 65-year-old actor was travelling to Pune along with actor-filmmaker Randhir Kapoor in a car this morning, when he suffered a cardiac arrest. Mr. Nischol was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, but was declared dead upon arrival.

The funeral took place this evening in the presence of family members and friends from the film industry. The actor’s daughter Natasha, mother Kamla and brother Praveen were present. Filmmaker Manmohan Shetty, director Govind Nihalani and Romesh Sharma too were present, among others.

A product of the Film and Television Institute of India, Mr. Nischol made a successful debut with ‘Sawan Bhadon’ in 1970 and went on to star in several films like ‘Victoria No 203’, ’Dhund’, ‘Chhalia’, ‘Parwana’, ‘Buddha Mil Gaya’, and later as a character actor in ‘The Burning Train’, ‘Major Saab’, among others. In the early 90s, he made a successful transition to the small screen with the popular sitcom ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’

He was last seen in films ‘Khosla ka Ghosla’ (2006) and Break ke Baad (2010). His wife, Geetanjali, committed suicide in 2006. Several Bollywood personalities mourned the death of the actor. “Very sad to hear of the passing of Mr Navin Nischol...may his soul rest in peace. He will be missed,” Abhishek Bachchan said on twitter.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Neha knows the art of staying friends with ex

If you need a shiny example on how to stay friends with your ex, after break-up, just look at former lovers Ritwik Bhattacharya and Neha Dhupia. A friend of the couple tells us that Ritwik and Neha are constantly in touch. They are best friends first and are constantly there for each other for advice, support or company.

Neha knows the art of staying friends with exThey regularly meet up for dinners, and also party together. Looks like this duo really has it down pat. Maybe they should write a book for the lesser mortals out there.

Book Madhuri for Rs. 5 Crores

After a long hibernation Madhuri Dixit is all set to make a comeback despite being at the age of 40. However, what’s surprising everyone is that the yesteryear superstar is demanding Rs 5 Crores for a film. The price she is demanding is even more than what today’s ruling divas like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra are commanding.

Book Madhuri for Rs. 5 CroresShe gave her last hit ‘Devdas’ which was eight years ago and the movie was a multi-starrer that had Shahrukh and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan increasing its commercial viability. We can say without any doubt that today also Madhuri has name, fame and huge fan following but still no filmmaker will give her the quoted price. Also another thing to consider here is that her comeback film ‘Aaja Nachle’ in 2007 was a complete box office washout.

It is heard that Mrs. Nene has at least four filmmakers who approached her with scripts but she does not want to negotiate on her remuneration. Her manager Rikku Rakesh Nath revealed, "Yes, Madhuri has asked for five crores. We feel she is definitely worth the price she is quoting. She is a superstar with an enviable fan following even today. So, why shouldn't she ask for what she deserves? We are sure the filmmakers will gain from the fact that Madhuri Dixit is making a film with them."

Taking about Madhuri’s quoted price a trade analyst said, "Who will give Madhuri five Crores now? Though she does have the fan base, she isn't a top actress anymore. She has been out of the industry and the kinds of roles she can do are limited. The roles that she has been approached to play are either sister or mother characters, which she is not too keen to play. She should learn from Amitabh Bachchan. A superstar, who still has roles specially written for him, isn't demanding that his pay cheque match that of Aamir, Salman, Akshay or SRK. Madhuri needs a reality check. In case someone has a particular script in which only she fits, perhaps she will get the high price."

Soha prefers punctual guys!

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan says that the most essential thing that she looks for in a guy is punctuality and time management. 'My father says that 'judge a man by his shoes and his watch', but my definition of a perfect boy comes from his time management skills and how punctual he is,' Soha, daughter of a cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore, told reporters.

Soha prefers punctual guys!Looking glamorous in black knee-length dress teamed up with red shrug, the 32-year-old actress was in the capital to inaugurate a Titan watch store. She also unveiled the new Titan Automatic collection.

'What makes Titan a great brand is a combination of the fantastic collections that they keep bringing out every season and the emotional connect the brand has with all of us in India,' said the actress who will be soon seen in 'Life Goes On'.

Located in South Extension, the store is spread over 5,000 sq ft and has over 2,500 watches and 30 brands on display. 'I personally like the Raga collection from Titan, but now I have to think again as every piece is superb,' said Soha while taking a walk through the store.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Kaif: Kapoor is a great mate

Kaif: Kapoor is a great mateShe is known as much for her good looks and streak of luck as for the insurmountable controversies surrounding her personal life. But actor Katrina Kaif, who has recently been under the media scanner for her alleged link-up with Ranbir Kapoor, is taking it all with a grain of salt. “He (Ranbir) is alovely person and a good friend but beyond that I don’t comment on these things at all.

If I spend all my time confirming and denying these things, I won’t have any time to work. Rumours like that go on and on. They are part and parcel of the industry,” says Kaif, 26, who thinks the constant attention ends up hampering relations.

“It’s pretty depressing sometimes because these are wonderful co-stars and nice people. Sometimes relationships can get strained because there’s too much funny speculation. But you’re stuck with a smile about it all, pick up your head and keep moving on and hope your work speaks for itself,” says the actor, who is endorsing Lux’s new variant - Lux Fresh Splash.

Giselle Monteiro: Shahrukh Khan did not give me acting lessons

Giselle Monteiro: Shahrukh Khan did not give me acting lessonsBrazilian model-actress Giselli Monteiro, who is all excited about Shahrukh Khan's `Always Kabhi Kabhi', says the Bollywood superstar did not give her any acting lessons. Giselli began her acting career in Bollywood with the role of Harleen Kaur, alongside Saif Ali Khan, in Imtiaz Ali's `Love Aaj Kal', in 2009. "I met Shahrukh on the sets of the film but I did not interact much.

He did not really provide any acting lessons or tips," Giselli told PTI. Produced by Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, 'Always Kabhi Kabhi' is based on the theme of high-school life. About the film, Giselli said, "The movie is about four students from high school and their relationship with parents.I am just looking forward to it with lot of excitement." Giselle will be seen alongside Producer Karim Morani's daughter Zoa, Satyajit Dubey, a theatre artist and Ali Fazal, who played Joy Lobo in '3 Idiots'.

"It was awesome working with all of them. It is something that is really big for all of us. We have put in a lot of hard work...gave our heart for the film. We are good friends now," Giselle said. The 22-year-old star was talking here at the Lakme Fashion Week where she cheered for her co-star and friend Zoa Morani, who is making her debut with the same film. "I was here to cheer and support Zoa as she was walking on the ramp," she said.

Kapoor & Chopra love-hate seesaw!

Everyone in the industry and beyond is baffled with the question of whether Shahid and Priyanka are still romantically inclined. The guess-exercise has left a lot of people wiggling their speculative tongue on what is the status of these two Bollywood heartthrobs. People have almost lost counts of how many times these on-off love birds have broken up only to patch up again. As a testimony of them being a couple, the little birdie has cited the IT raid incident at Priyanka’s house where the IT officials were surprised to find Shahid answering the door.
Kapoor & Chopra love-hate seesaw!But if rumors are to be believed, Shahid and Priyanka have parted ways, this time for good. A little birdie confirmed that they have split up just few days before Shahid’s birthday. The reason of this break up is said to be incompatibility issue between these two.

Even after having a good companionship, as person both Shahid and Priyanka are poles apart. So they have decided to end this relation and move on. Shahid is not in a mood to woo her back.

5 months old Sanjay Dutt's son makes his debut

5 months old Sanjay Dutt's son makes his debutDavid Dhawan is over the moon. He directed Shahraan's papa in his own debut as director. The kiddo will now feature in dad's maiden production!

Life has come full circle for David Dhawan. He debuted as a director with Taqatwar starring Sanjay Dutt. On Monday, he took the first shot of Sanju's son Shahraan for Rascals.

"He's barely five months old but is very comfortable on the sets. He's at Mehboob Studios every evening with his two nannies and spends time on Sanju's, David's and Lisa Haydon's laps until wrap- up."

In fact, when producer Indra Kumar showed up on the sets to get Sanju's dates for Dhamaal 2, he was struck by the li'l one's looks and resemblance to Sanju.

He jokingly said he'd give a signing amount for Shahraan at that moment, sensing he had the makings of a star.

"Not one to be outdone, Dhawan piped in to point out that Rascals was a Dutt Production and he was directing. Why let anyone else direct Shahraan for his first shot?

He quickly took an impromptu shot of Shahraan on Dutt's lap, stating he'd use it somewhere in the film either during opening or end credits."

Says David, "I love having Shahraan on the sets. I want to see him every day now. He reminds me so much of Sanju in his looks, eyes and persona. He looks exactly like his father."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Zoa Morani to make her debut with SRK's Always Kabhi Kabhi

Zoa Morani to make her debut with SRK's Always Kabhi KabhiZoa Morani, who makes her film debut with Shah Rukh Khan's Always Kabhi Kabhi, believes the movie is a perfect launch pad for her in Bollywood. She worked as an assistant director to Rajkumar Santoshi for Halla Bol (2008) and Farah Khan for Om Shanti Om (2007) and also trained in acting from Anupam Kher's acting school Actor Prepares.

"I feel the movie is the perfect debut for me. It feels really good to be part of Shah Rukh's film. It's a great thing," said Zoa, after walking the ramp for designer Pallavi Mohan on Day Five of Lakme Fashion Week. Directed by debutante Roshan Abbas, Always Kabhi Kabhi, which is produced by SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment, is based on the theme of high-school life.

About the film, Zoa said, "It is about children evolving from childhood to adolescence. It's a very good and new theme. We are sure everyone would like it."The film also stars Giselle Monterio, who played the role of Harleen opposite Saif Ali Khan in hit film Love Aaj Kal.

About her association with SRK, Zoa said, "I just remember he had told us that we must work hard and if we work hard and are true to ourselves and our work, then we will make God happy and eventually he will take care of everything."The film is an adaptation of a play Roshan had written and directed way back in 1999 called Graffiti about life at high school.

Filipino movie premiere goes Bollywood

ROBIN Padilla made a deal with wife Mariel Rodriguez that they will put off having a baby for at least two years, so they can fully, truly enjoy each other’s company. However, the couple recently unveiled their first offspring—“Tum: My Pledge of Love,” a movie made in India, during their much-publicized honeymoon last year.

Filipino movie premiere goes BollywoodA red-carpet event held on Monday night at the Rockwell Powerplant Mall in Makati hewed closely to the Bollywood theme. Guests came in Indian costumes, including Mariel’s grandparents, May and Raffy. Approaching Lola May, Robin quipped, ever-so-gallantly: “’Di ko po kayo nakilala. Akala ko’y isa kayong prinsesa mula sa India. (I didn’t recognize you. I thought you were an Indian princess.

Robin’s mom, Eva Cariño, turned up in a modish sari, like his daughters Queenie and Kylie and his sister Rema Padilla-Ohno. Before the gala screening, Queenie, who appears in the film with her dad and stepmom, showed off her belly-dancing skills, with the Alala and Snake Charmerz dancers. The premiere also gathered the other costars, including Bing Loyzaga, Ejay Falcon, Kat Alano and Rich Herrera.

Show biz friends likewise graced the event: Mark Gil, Pokwang, Maja Salvador, Bianca Manalo, Empress Schuck, Christine Bersola and Julius Babao, Jun de Leon and Abbygale Arenas, Cathy Garcia-Molina, Bianca Gonzales, Diether Ocampo and Mariel’s manager, Boy Abunda. Also present was producer Sameer Raza.

“Tum,” Robin explained, means “you” in Hindi. The film, he said, is an “ode to love and lovers.”Also before the screening, Robin and Mariel addressed the audience in a routine that echoed classic Dolphy-Panchito shtick: Robin spoke in eloquent Tagalog which Mariel translated to English. They stumbled on just one phrase, “pinagyayabong na pag-ibig,” translating it as “exploding love.” Robin’s take was just as perplexing: “Connivance.”The couple’s comic chemistry was also evident in the film, which was written and directed by Robin.

“We were inspired during the shoot,” said Mariel, who also served as cameraman. The movie, which opens April 6 in theaters, showcases the beauty of Alipur, India—a place that Robin loves deeply. “We shot in the mountains, in remote areas,” Robin recalled.

Included in the film is footage of the couple’s controversial wedding held near Taj Mahal. Robin also set key scenes in Noble School, which serves as model for his own Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation. Some Indian friends were in the cast as well. The premiere was largely a family affair.

Robin’s brother Rommel said he worked on the film behind-the-scenes. “We set up a post-production company, RCP Studios,” Rommel said. “I handled sound. We hope to show the film in India, too.”

Munni enters Guinness Book of World Records

Munni enters Guinness Book of World RecordsThe famous item number from blockbuster film “Dabangg” titled ‘Munni Badnam Hui’ picturised on Malaika Arora Khan has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. In an event organized by Mitu Bhowmick Lange, director of Indian Film Festival, more than 1200 people shook their legs to this three minute item song in Melbourne, Australia led by Malaika Arora Khan.

Malaika was presented a certificate for creating the record. This record was earlier created in Singapore where more than 1008 people danced on this song.

Payal Rohatgi: Dibakar Banerjee solicited a sexual support

Smalltime Bollywood sultry character Payal Rohatgi has hit features with her charges in opposition to noted chief Dibakar Banerjee. Payal declared that Dibakar has made the most of their companionship and wanted a sexual endorse!

Payal Rohatgi: Dibakar Banerjee solicited a sexual supportPayal Rohtagi says that Dibakar Banerjee has auditioned her for a role in his next film and didn’t approve her immediately despite her good show. “He said that I am too fat to play that role. He said that I am on the weightier side and asked me to take my top off. I was shocked by his behavior. I didn’t expect this from a friend,” Payal stated.

However, Dibakar Banerjee condemns Payal Rohatgi’s allegations and said that she is doing this out of desperation. “I only know her as a film director and she was auditioned by my casting director. I have nothing to do with her rejection or inclusion in my film,” he said.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Katrina: I'm not married to Ranbir

Katrina: I'm not married to RanbirBollywood actor Katrina Kaif, who is currently in the news for her alleged 'marriage' and break-up with Ranbir Kapoor, says it is just a rumour. "These kinds of talks are just rumours. They are a part and parcel of the industry. One just has to smile and concentrate on work," said Katrina.

When asked if she was ever dating Ranbir, Katrina said, "I have never commented on my personal life. And will not do so now."Ranbir and Katrina have worked together in Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani' and 'Raajneeti'.

Sonam Kapoor in Tamil remake of Dabangg

Sonam Kapoor in Tamil remake of DabanggSonam is being considered for the female lead in the Tamil remake of Dabangg after the original actress, Sonakshi Sinha refused the role.

The Dabangg fever seems to have caught the nation in a big way. While Bollywood is all set to make a sequel to Dabangg , South film industry is high on remaking the film. The Telugu remake will star Pawan Kalyan and the Tamil remake will star Simbu ( Silambarasan).

Interestingly while South superstars will play Salman Khan's character, for the female lead they seem to be looking for a Bollywood face. The actress from the original, Sonakshi Sinha was offered the Tamil remake but she refused. Subsequently there were stories that Katrina Kaif might do the film, since she has already worked in some South films.

However now the role has gone to Sonam Kapoor and the actress seems to be giving it a serious thought. An entry in the South film industry means more money and more fame. So if all goes well, Sonam might recreate Sonakshi's part in the Tamil Dabangg . A source adds, "There was also buzz that the gorgeous South actress Kajal Aggarwal was being considered but Simbu insisted the makers to replace her with Sonam".

Incidentally not many might be aware that Sonam's father Anil Kapoor started his career with a South film (Kannada) called Pallavi Anu Pallavi which also marked the debut of Mani Ratnam as a director.

John join Koffee with Karan without Basu

Speculations about split between Bollywood hunk John Abraham and Bong siren Bipasha Basu have been doing rounds for a while now. John's solo appearance on Karan Johar's Koffee with Karan has further cemented breakup rumours. John Abraham has shot for Koffee with Karan contrary to the reports that Karan Johar is unable to find celebrities for the show and there would be only repeat telecasts.

John join Koffee with Karan without BasuAlthough John turned up on the show without Bipasha, he did not announce his breakup, informed the tabloid. In the past also, the couple has been making public appearances without each other. Growing distance between them is attributed to John's refusal for marriage, reportedly. The duo have dated each other for more than eight years.

Tanu Weds Manu in German version

You may think that the hardcore desi small-town ambience of this season's surprise hit Tanu Weds Manu is unlikely to go down well with foreign audiences. But hang on. Now there will be a dubbed German version of the romantic comedy.

Tanu Weds Manu in German versionA delegation from Germany landed in Mumbai last week with the express purpose of seeing the new festive hit of Bollywood. So bowled over were the Germans by the unabashed celebration of colour and gaiety in Tanu Weds Manu that now a German version of the film is being prepared.

'It was a group of students of Comparative Cinema from the University of Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany. My colleague fellow-filmmaker Hansal Mehta sent these students to me. I was surprised that they wanted to see Tanu Weds Manu, and even more surprised at the way they responded to the film,' said director Aanand Rai.

The film stars R Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut as two people who are poles apart but still they fall in love. Apparently the German students were keenly curious about the most minute nuances in the film. 'They asked questions about the wedding proceedings that even I had never asked myself. It was just so reassuring to know that my film about small town culture connected so deeply with them,' said Rai.

The German delegation has returned home and has immediately initiated plans to release Tanu Weds Manu in a dubbed German version. 'Tanu Weds Manu is making inroads in places where Bollywood cinema is not a priority. I suppose my honesty of purpose showed up on screen,' said the excited director.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Aamir's accomplishments demonstrate why he's 'Mr Perfectionist'

Aamir's accomplishments demonstrate why he's 'Mr Perfectionist'Though he achieved instant stardom with his fully fledged debut in the blockbuster Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988, he already debuted as a child star in Yaadon Ki Baaraat in 1973.

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak earned him the Filmfare Best Debut Award while, in 1996, he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for Raja Hindustani after six previous nominations. After losing out for the best-actor award for his role in Rangeela in 1995, Khan decided not to attend any award ceremonies. Khan married his childhood sweetheart, Reena, in 1986 and together they had two children, Junaid and Ira.

In 2002, Khan stunned the world when he suddenly divorced Reena and became romantically involved with Kiran Rao, the assistant director of the Oscar-nominated Lagaan, another movie for which he scooped the Filmfare Best Actor Award. Lagaanpremiered at Sun City in South Africa in 2001.

Khan ventured into production and produced other blockbusters such as Taare Zameen Par, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Peepli Live and Dhobi Ghat. When Khan turned director with Taare Zameen Par in 2007, he made headlines after a fallout with Anmol Gupte, the original director of the movie. Khan took over the reigns and made a masterpiece.

In 2007, the actor turned down an opportunity to have his wax statue showcased at the prestigious Madam Tussauds museum in London. He also made big news a year later when he blogged that his dog, Shahrukh, was licking his feet.

Khan has delivered some of Indian cinema's biggest hits, including Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Ghajini and record-holder 3 Idiots. His forthcoming projects include an untitled project with Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor and Dhoom 3 with Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Uday Chopra.

Remo keen on Directing Madhuri

Remo keen on Directing MadhuriAce choreographer-turned director Remo D'souza, who judged hit television dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' alongside Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit is keen on making a broadway musical with the veteran actress.

"My next film will be out and out musical. It is in the scripting stage. I would love to cast Madhuri.I would take the script to her," Remo said in an interview. Madhuri had made a comeback of sorts with Yash Raj's 'Aaja Nachle', which was also a dance musical. However, the movie failed to create magic at the box office.

Remo said like every other small town boy he also dreamt of seeing Madhuri and intended to work with her. "I came to Mumbai tried meeting her several times but failed. And, suddenly there is a show where she is my co-judge. In the finale of 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' I choreographed was a dream come true. I always wanted to choreograph her," the 36-year-old whose forte is Hip-Hop, said.

On the movie, he said, "It will be unlike the way we generally see in our Hindi films. It will be a Broadway styled musical in which characters express themselves through dance and song instead of dialogues.""Once the script is over we would finalise the actors. The film will go on floors in May or June," Remo said.

Remo, who became a household name with another dance reality show 'Dance India Dance', makes his debut as a director with Vashu Bhagnani's 'Faltu' starring Riteish Deshmukh, Jackky Bhagnani, Arshad Warsi and Miss India Puja Gupta.

Shahrukh Khan: I Don't Know if Shakira is Dancing for KKR

Shahrukh Khan: I Don't Know if Shakira is Dancing for KKRAs the rumor mill has it, Shah Rukh Khan was going to rope in international pop diva Shakira for a promotional music video for his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). But King Khan says he is quite clueless about it.

"We have a team of people working around the marketing for KKR. But I really don't know if Shakira is going to dance for KKR. It is wonderful if she is going to... but I really don't know yet," Shah Rukh said at a press conference.

The actor was in the capital to launch Nokia's latest smart phone E7. He said Nokia, one of the main partners for KKR, had no idea about any such development either. The promotional song for his cricket team is said to be composed by Salim-Suleiman and sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Shah Rukh was quite overwhelmed when he had met Shakira at the FIFA World Cup 2010, along with his family.

"Gorgeous, gracious and absolutely heartwarming Shakira. (She) was so nice to the kids. We are (her) fans for life," Shah Rukh had posted on his Twitter page, along with a family photograph with Shakira, in July 2010.

Bollywood divas dazzle at the Lakme Fashion Week

Designer Manish Malhotra showcased his spring summer collection at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week 2011, and seemed satisfied with his show. 'Show went super : feel great and relaxed,' he tweeted.

Bollywood divas dazzle at the Lakme Fashion WeekHard Kaur loved his show as well: 'Went to manish malhotra's show last night LFW amazing collection as always..loved my outfit by the man himself x gooooo manish ;)' she updated. Minissha Lamba attended Rajat Tangri's show at Lakme Fashion Week. 'Sunday begins with fashion week. Attending my dear friend Rajat Tangri's show today wearing a simple yet stunning piece of his creation,' she tweeted.

Juhi Chawla attended designer Anita Dongre's show. 'Attended anita dongre s show at LFW ... Very very pretty ... Each garment each outfit was lovely ..the whole look was waiflike ..angelic,' she wrote.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sonakshi maintained her silence

Sonakshi maintained her silenceAlthough Sonakshi Sinha has been signed on opposite Kamal Haasan, a living legend, for director Selvaraghavan’s next film, she has maintained her silence about it for quite some time. Now when it is out in the open that she is indeed the heroine in the movie, which is said to be a remake of Hollywood film Hannibal, Sonakshi has again maintained her reservations for working with this veteran actor. She has clearly rejected doing intimate kisses and steamy scenes with the actor, disappointing the script which had a few intimate scenes.

However, knowing that she does not have the flair for Tamil and Telegu language, Shatrughan Sinha has been giving her some advice on how to cover that up by being natural onscreen.

A source revealed, Sonakshi was the first and last choice for the role because the Kamal Hassan was mighty impressed by her village belle act in Dabangg. So, a few cuts and chops didn't make much difference but the star cast remained the same. On being asked about her 33 years age difference with the actor, Sonakshi said "Once you are on the sets in front of the camera, your age should not matter. I will be respectful but an equal on the sets with Kamal Haasan."

Right now she plans to watch Kamal Haasan's movie Hey Ram and minutely study Vasundhara Das who had also played the role his wife in that movie. The Sinha girl is seeming to be taking full advantage of her lineage and a successful debut and her silences and reservations are being taken care of. What else can she ask for?

Priyanka Chopra chosen to be brand ambassador of Nikon

Priyanka Chopra chosen to be brand ambassador of NikonBollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra is one of the leading actresses in the Hindi film industry with films like Don, Fashion, Krrish and 7 Khoon Maaf in her resume. With several endorsements under her hat, she has become quite a brand name herself. The insiders report that she had chosen to be the brand ambassador of Nikon cameras. It is heard that the owners of the cited brand did find an out of the ordinary flair in the actress as she is evidently applauded as the beauty with brains. However, the news is yet to be announced officially by the camera major.

Amrita Rao back to work

Amrita Rao back to workAmrita Rao, who will be seen on the big screen after a gap of two years with Rajshri Productionss Love You Mr Kalakaar, insists she wasn't missing from B-town, but her two film projects were hit by the recession.

Amrita had AB Corporations The Legend Of Kunal, an epic drama, alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu and Arjun Rampal that was hit by recession.

Besides, she had signed up for Ken Ghoshs romantic family drama starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and her as a part of the younger generation and Rishi Kapoor and Hema Malini as the older generation.

"The two projects were supposed to be released in 2010 but due to recession both the films did not take off," said Amrita. The Legend Of Kunal, was a film based on the life of Kunal, the son of the Indian emperor Ashoka. King Ashoka was to be played by Amitabh Bachchan and his son Veera Kunal by Arjun Rampal. Amrita was to play Kanchanmala, Kunal's wife.

Amrita, who was last seen in 2009 in ShortKut: The Con a box-office dud, said, "After Shortkut the execution of these two projects was to start. But the films got shelved. So I was left only with this Rajshris film Love You Mr. Kalakaar."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Abhishek & Bipasha in ‘Dum Maaro Dum’

Abhishek & Bipasha in ‘Dum Maaro Dum’Indian cinema takes audiences on a high octane trip across the dark side of Goa’s beach paradise when Dum Maaro Dum opens in cinemas across the UK and worldwide on 22nd April 2011, releasing through Twentieth Century Fox.

Dum Maaro Dum is set in the exotic Indian beach resort of Goa, and tells the story of six characters whose lives change forever when they become embroiled in the shady and perilous underworld. A fast-paced, stylised thriller which races through the by-lanes, beach shacks and party scene of Goa, Dum Maaro Dum is a compelling tale set against the stunning backdrop of one of the world’s most famous tourist hotspots.

Directed by Rohan Sippy (Bluffmaster, Kuch Naa Kaho) and produced by Ramesh Sippy, who brought audiences one of the greatest classics in the history of Indian cinema, Sholay, as well as other cult films such as Seeta Aur Geeta, Shaan and Saagar, Dum Maaro Dum is populated with notable characters and features a stand-out soundtrack that moves from haunting Konkani songs to pulsating dance music by maverick composer, Pritam.

Kareena gives Imran a cool make-over

Kareena gives Imran a cool make-overKareena Kapoor will play the role of Imran Khan’s hairstylist in Karan Johar’s upcoming flick “Short Term Shaadi”. In the film Imran will sport two looks.

In the first half he will adopt a formal look and a funky look in the second half. A source stated “Imran plays a rigid, conservative and fussy architect in the film, who falls in love with Kareena Kapoor, a liaison which changes him completely.”

“Kareena plays a hairstylist who teaches him about life and love. The film has been shot in Las Vegas and India and will be directed by Shakun Batra.”

To give authenticity to her role, Kareena learned some hairstyling techniques from her personal stylist Pompy.

In real life however, it is Imran’s close friend Ayesha, who styles his hair for all his films. Imran stated “The film takes place in a compressed time frame of a little more than a week and deals with how my character changes within that short span of time.”

“In the first half, my character is prim, proper and very fussy about the way his life should be. I wear starched, neatly ironed outfits and formal three-piece suits with polished shoes.”

The actor said further, “My hair is always neatly combed. Kareena enters my life and gives me a cool makeover and a different, spicier hairstyle.”

He said, “She comes into my dull and drab life like a breath of fresh air and makes me see things differently.”

Sarah Jane Dias - The ‘Game’ babe gets intimate with Abhishek Bachchan

Sarah Jane Dias - The ‘Game’ babe gets intimate with Abhishek BachchanMiss India World Sarah-Jane Dias, who makes her Bollywood debut with Abhishek Bachchan in Abhinay Deo’s Game, says that she was nervous about doing intimate scenes with her co-star in the film.

“I won’t lie…I was nervous. But Abhishek being the kind of person he is, he made it very easy and comfortable for me,” Sarah said.

The 28-year-old model-turned-actor feels this movie was perfect for her B-town entry.

“When I went for the first time for auditions at Excel Entertainment for Game I had no idea how big it would be. I believe producers have changed the face of Indian film industry. With Abhinay, a veteran director in Ad films, directing the movie and Abhishek as a co-star I would be a fool to say no. I feel it is a perfect launch pad for me,” Sarah said.
The movie is a slick edge-of-the-seat thriller with twists and turns involving love, revenge, retribution, and good old-fashioned murder. Everyone is a suspect, and every suspect has a motive.

When asked what she would fight for in life, Sarah said, “I will fight for love.”

The film is a murder mystery starring Abhishek, Kangana Ranaut, Sarah, Shahana Goswami, Boman Irani and Jimmy Shergill among others.

It releases on April 1.

Chang is looking for longer innings in Bollywood

Chang is looking for longer innings in BollywoodWinner of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4, Meiyang Chang, who made his debut in Bollywood with “Badmaash Company” along with Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharma under the Yash Raj Banner, wants to play a long stint in the industry, both as a singer as well as an actor.Chang came to limelight with reality show “Indian Idol” aired on Sony Entertainment Television.

He is a professional dentist turned singer turned actor turned television host turned dancer. The 28 year old Chang stated “In the long run, I would like to pursue singing and acting as a career. Till 40-50 years of my life I would like to do this as I enjoy doing these two things.

He added “I know that I don’t have the face of a hero but I will be happy doing supporting roles.”He said further, “Fortunately my looks have worked in my favour, I guess for a complete new comer who is not from the industry…to get into a reality show and then another then a movie.”Chang said, “I guess it is not easy for someone who looks like me.”