Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Salman Khan's eyes are on Ranbir Kapoor's girlfriend Nargis Fakhri

Salman Khan's eyes are on Ranbir Kapoor's girlfriend Nargis FakhriBollywood superstar Salman Khan and his both brothers Arbaz Khan and Suhail Khan consider that doing experience with new faces is counterproductive for them.

After having big success for casting Sonakshi Sinha in their movie 'Dabang', Khan brothers are searching for another new face for their upcoming new movie.

According to sources Salman Khan is willing to cast Ranbir Kapoor's girlfriend Nargis Fakhri as a heroine in his upcoming movie "Sher Khan" written by his brother Sohail. The script of this film is based on a superhero character and obviously that would be Salman Khan however for role of heron they were having option between Katrina and Sonakshi but Sohail is willing to introduce new face and he is trying his level best to cast Nargis Fakhri against Salman Khan.

Now we just have to wait and see that Salman Khan might have some purpose to cast Nargis as she is Ranbir's girlfriend and in the past Ranbir came in between Salman and Katrina, so he might want to take revenge.

Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao in period romance?

Buzz is that Sooraj Barjatya is looking to make a period romance now, and he is trying to rope in his favourite jodi Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao for it. Shahid and Sooraj have maintained great relationship right from their Vivaah days and Shahid even drops by at his home or office whenever he finds time. We hear, Sooraj might have brought up the movie to Shahid's notice. It is going to be a retro romantic film. Amrita, we are sure, will be overjoyed with this trade info.

Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao in period romance?

Katrina Kaif denies approaching Shahid's dad

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has slammed rumours that she approached actor-director Pankaj Kapoor for a role in his directorial debut Mausam. "This is entirely untrue," Katrina, who is currently working on Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara and Yash Raj's Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, said in a statement.

Katrina Kaif refuse approaching Pankaj Kapoor

Added a source: "The news is utter rubbish. Katrina is in a position to pick and choose roles of her choice. She never lobbied for the role in Mausam and such rumours are spread by sources with vested interests."

Sharma replaces Padukone in Mukherjee's next

Band Baaja Baarat girl Anushka Sharma has replaced Deepika Padukone. Buzz has it Anushka will romance Ranbir Kapoor in Ayan Mukherjee's upcoming venture. Earlier Deepika was supposed to play the female lead in the film.This will be Ayan Mukherjee's second film with Ranbir, who has earlier worked with him in Wake Up Sid. Like the previous outing, this film too will be produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.

Anushka Sharma replaces Deepika Padukone in Ayan Mukherjee's next

Zinta to play a gangster?

Preity Zinta to play a gangster?It seems Bollywood’s dimpled beauty Preity Zinta, who is busy making her way back to the big screen and trying to resurrect her professional acting career, has now become a much in demand actress and will soon be seen playing the role of a gangster in director Dhulia’s film.

It’s reported that the actress has given a green light to play a mobster in director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next ‘Jai Ramji’. However, she has not yet officially signed the project and will do it sometime soon.

Speaking about Preity agreeing to do the film, director Dhulia stated, "Preity Zinta liked the script and has agreed to work in the film. However, I have not yet formally signed her, as she is busy with IPL and is not in Mumbai. The formalities should be completed once she is back in the city.”

Preity to shoot in UP for the gangster movie Tigmanshu Dhulia also revealed that the gangster movie will be shot in Uttar Pradesh and in his movie Preity will be sharing screen space with Arjun Rampal, Irrfan Khan and Randeep Hooda.

"It is a gangster movie, set in eastern UP. Preity will be a part of the gang. The rest of the cast includes, Arjun Rampal, Irrfan Khan and Randeep Hooda. The film is going on floors in July and should be complete by December-January. And we hope to release the film soon after that,” stated Dhulia.

Preity to act with the Deols: After making her debut on television with the TV series 'Guinness World Records’, Preity has gained a lot of attention from filmmakers, and it seems that the actress has also acquired a leading role in Anil Sharma’s 3D action thriller ‘Masters’.

Touted to be a big budgeted project, in this film the actress will be seen sharing frames with Priyanka and the four Deols, namely Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Abhay Deol.

Confirming the news about Preity being part of the film ‘Masters’, a source stated, "There are three slots which are still vacant. Sharma has previously worked with Preity and Priyanka in The Hero. And so he would love to have both the actresses on-board again."

Ranaut to unveil the royal invite

Kangna Ranaut to unveil the royal inviteKangna Ranaut will unveil the royal invitation to her friend Sandip Soparrkar and his wife Jesse Randhawa for the Prince Charles organised reception in honour of his son Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace, London. At the event to be held at Panache, Flora Fountain, Sandip and Jesse will provide a sneak peek into the dance performance they have planned for the wedding reception in London.

Kangna and Sandip go back a long way. A source close to Sandip said, "Kangna and Sandip became good friends while working together on Rakesh Roshan's Kites."When contacted, Kangna confirmed, "Yes, I am unveiling the royal invitation. Sandip is a dear friend. And I am looking forward to the event."

Said Sandip, "The invitation was sent by James Kinder, on behalf of Prince Charles. We leave on April 28. We are performing on April 29 night."This is not going to be Sandip's first interaction with Prince Charles. "I first met him when he was here to give the clap for Mangal Pandey.

Then I again met him in 2004 when he gave me an appreciation letter for promoting ballroom culture in India," revealed Sandip. Sandip and Jesse have also invited Poonam Dhillon to speak for Manish Malhotra, who has designed the costumes for the big dance.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mallika Sherawat is the desi Kim Kardashian

Vidya Balan may have been called that in Australia buts its Mallika Sherawat who's getting compared to Kim in the US! We certainly don't think Vidya Balan resembles international socialite Kim Kardashian but if Vidya Balan is to be believed, an Australian guy did think so.

Mallika Sherawat is the desi Kim KardashianVidya had revealed that she was mistaken for the most famous Kardashian by the Australian. "I am gay, but you are really hot. By any chance, are you Kim Kardashian?" Vidya quoted the man to say. "I didn't know what to say, so I just smiled," an embarrassed Balan admitted.

After Vidya, its Mallika Sherawat's turn to be compared to Kim Kardashian. After Hollywood celebrity blogger Perez Hilton posted Mallika's picture on his blog saying, "Immersing ourselves more in Bollywood! Catching up with the lovely and gorgeous actress Mallika Sherawat!"

Comments starting to pour in and one of the comments read, "Oh no, Perez, to call her an "actress" is SUCH a stretch of the term, its hardly recognisable. She's the Indian equivalent of Hugh Hefner's playgirls or the Kardashian sisters."

Now we do agree to that to a certain extent don't we? After all she does resemble to the American reality star and socialite in terms of physical appearance and promotional strategies!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yana Gupta gets rid off her clothes

Yana Gupta gets rid off her clothesHaving secured the golden opportunity to showcase her sizzling self in the item track of Murder2, Yana of Babuji fame is ready with her histrionics. By virtue of her whooping movements in the track of Challo Dilli and that of her robust performance in a dance centric reality show, Yaana was roped in for Mahesh Bhatt’s Murder 2 ahead of another item sizzler Mallika Sherawat.

According to sources the gyrating chez was uninhibited as far as shedding off clothes where concerned. In tune with the professional requirements, the hot shot item performer of the modern times does not mind exposing! The location saw the dedicated dancer put in her very best under sultry conditions. Despite the absence of air conditioner Yaana did not sound a word of grumble.

Happily gyrating to the beats of “Aaa Zara Kareeb Se” Yanna enchanted one and all at the floor of Chandravati Studio. Murder 2 which is being produced by the Vishesh Film of Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt fame comes under the category of a thriller. Apart from Bipasha Basu, the film stars Jacquelyn Fernandez and the romance oriented Imraan Hashmi.Only the release of the film (slated in the month of July around 18th) at the box office will prove the viability of Yaana’s hard work.

Govinda takes credit for Sonakshi's weight loss

Govinda takes credit for Sonakshi's weight lossWhile Sonakshi has been giving Salman credit for her weight loss, Govinda says even he deserves mention...

It's all in good humour. Sonakshi Sinha was known to be obese before she became an actress, and the tale is that it's Salman Khan who convinced her that she would be actress material if she lost all that weight. And lose she did.

However, actor Govinda says that he had told Sonakshi a long time ago, probably even before Salman, to pull down weight and if she did that she was on her way to success. It can be remembered that even Govinda's daughter Narmada Ahuja is keen to become an actor.

Govinda doesn't compare his beti with Sonakshi. "Each makes their own way, I'm happy for Sonakshi and her success. At the same time it's absolutely ok that it's taking time for Narmada. Things will happen when they have to," he said nonchalantly.

Sherawat's tea with Obama

Mallika Sherawat's Tea With President ObamaBollywood's sex symbol Mallika Sherawat met with US President Barack Obama on Thursday in Los Angeles. Mallika was invited to have tea with the US President. According to reports, President Obama has asked Mallika to invite him to the premiere of her soon-to-release film Politics of Love, Barack, a rom-com on the 2008 presidential elections. Mallika had shifted her base to Los Angeles to try her luck in Hollywood, the Murder girl has now returned to Bollywood and will be seen in Dhamaal 2.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sinha dazzles at Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2011

Sonakshi Sinha had the audience drooling with her scintillating dance performance during the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2011 show on April 16. The 23-year-old Joker star flaunted her curves in a sparkling midriff baring black dress teamed with black pumps and oversized hoop earrings. Her opening act was dancing to yesteryear's song Chura Liya, followed by Darling and Kajra Re. Sonakshi's svelte figure and impressive dancing skills at the show are sure to heighten fan expectations about her item song in Joker - "dance karle english mein aur nach le tu hindi mein!"

Sonakshi Sinha Dazzles at Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2011Other Bollywood performers of the evening included Anushka Sharma, Malaika Arora Khan and Sonu Sood. Music band SQS and Hard Kaur regaled audiences with their captivating music. TV actors Gaurav Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Harshad Chopra and Gaurav Chopra were the additional entertainers of the evening. Comedians Krushna, Ali Asgar and Kapil Sharma had the audience in splits. The finalists were judged by Kangna Ranaut, Dino Morea, Fardeen Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Ritu Kumar, Shiamak Davar, Leander Paes, Tarun Mansukhani and Sajid Nadiadwala. The winner of Pantaloons Femina Miss India' 2011 will represent India at the global pageant later this year The recorded show will air on Sony Entertainment Television on April 24 at 8:00 pm.

Chopra rubbishes link-up rumors with Kapoor

Priyanka Chopra very often makes news for her on and off relationship with Shahid Kapoor. Neither Priyanka nor Shahid confessed about their love affair in public till date. This time Piggy Chops spilled the beams about her relationship with Shahid online and revealed that she is not dating the ‘Kaminey’ actor.

Priyanka Chopra rubbishes link-up rumors with Shahid KapoorOn her voice-blog, she recently said that she is often linked with Shahid because they share a great rapport. She added that their friendship often gets misunderstood as something else. She also said that if someday she finds her boyfriend, she would not hide behind curtains and lie but would share the good with her fans.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tanushree Dutta for Goan event

Tanushree Dutta for Goan eventBollywood actress and former Miss India, Tanushree Dutta, will crown the May Queen 2011 at a beauty pageant organised by the Doha Goans Sports Club at Ramada Plaza Hotel on May 5.

Tanushree has carved a niche for herself among Indian film lovers since her debut in 2005, with Chocolate. She has acted in several movies in the last six years. “Aashiq Banaya Aapne, 36 China Town, Bhagam Bhaag, Speed, Mr Fraud. Sas Bahu Aur Sensex and Khilladi are some of her major movies.

One of the leading Indian bands, Black Shades, will provide orchestra support to the show which will start at 8pm. The group, based in Delhi, has performed and entertained audiences at numerous venues both in India and abroad, the organisers said. Some of the members of the team have worked with singers Apache Indian and Kailash Kher.

The organisers have also roped in another brand, 2 Sharp. Some of the team members are based in Kuwait.
The Doha Goans Sports Club, which has promised a host of prizes, has also offered to waive entrance fee for the first 20 contestants who register before April 30.

I have no rivals in Bollywood: Sonam Kapoor

I have no rivals in Bollywood: Sonam KapoorCatfights and rivalries are dime a dozen in Bollywood but actress Sonam Kapoor who is often pitted against contemporaries like Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha, says that the "war" is just a media creation.

According to the 25-year-old all the leading ladies of Bollywood can find their own place under the sun. "We all have been here for some time now and are trying to do our best. Why create a sense of war among us? I don't see any kind of rivalry here and there is no point in comparing one with other," said Sonam.

The actress, daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, had debuted along with Deepika Padukone on the same day when her 'Saawariya' clashed with 'Om Shanti Om'. And in recent times, Anushka Sharma and Sonakshi Sinha have also entered the fray.

"The good part is that all of us are very different from each other. If you look at Deepika or Anushka, we are all poles apart. As for Sonakshi, I can't even think of getting competitive with her. She is a very good friend of my sister and has practically grown up with me," said Sonam.

Though Sonam's debut film bombed at the box office, she tasted success later with 'I Hate Luv Storys' and followed it up with the chick-flick 'Aisha' and the recent

multi-starrer 'Thank You'. Another benefit of working in this film was a protective senior co-actor in the form of Akshay Kumar. "He was always super nice to me. Those who have worked with him tell me that he restricts himself to professional conversations but with me he was very sweet and kind. I immediately felt comfortable with him," said the actress.

Rani Mukherji perform item no for 'Housefull 2'?

Rani Mukherji perform item no for 'Housefull 2'?Riding high on her stellar performance in ‘No One Killed Jessica’, Bollywood bong babe Rani Mukerji is all set to showcase her jhatkas and latkas in a sizzling disco number in ‘Housefull 2’.

Apparently, Rani Mukerji is a trained Odissi dancer, who has stayed away from item songs in Bollywood. Talking to a daily, the actress is tight-lipped about her item number, “As of now, this is hearsay and I`d like to leave it at that. I have really not done an item number in my career, but I`m open to it.

“Doing it totally depends on how the song is being presented and if it excites me. I love dancing and I think such special songs have a lot of energy. It`s fun to see and shoot.

Aamir: No Plans to be a Superhero

Aamir Khan: No Plans to be a SuperheroAamir wished his little Taare Zameen Par co-star Darsheel Safary luck for his upcoming superhero film Zokkomon. However, when asked about Shah Rukh Khan's Ra.One and his own plans to play a superhero, Aamir Khan decidedly said he had no plans of being one. He will support Zokkomon.

Zokkomon is the thrilling and heart-warming live action adventure of an ordinary boy who finds the strength to face extraordinary challenges. Aamir said, "We have very few films which are focused on children and it's a matter of pleasure that a film Zokkomon has been made for children and is being released at right time. Summer vacations are starting now and I hope more children will flock to theatres to watch it. I wish all the best to the team which has produced it. I wish a grand success for it.

On playing the lead role in the film, Darsheel said, "Actually it was a dream like for me to play as a superhero in a film. When my parents told me that I have been offered such a role in a film I was jumping all around."

Produced by Walt Disney Studios, the film revolves around an orphan Kunal. He discovers how cruel life is when he is abandoned by his heartless uncle. Left to survive on his own, Kunal discovers the hero within and begins his epic journey of adventure and transformation into Zokkomon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Is something cooking between Khan and Ranaut?

Is something cooking between Salman Khan and Kangana Ranaut?
The latest buzz in tinsel ville is that something seems to be brewing between Salman and Kangana Ranaut these days.

According to the reports, Kangana recently visited Salman on the sets of his upcoming filmBodyguard at midnight.

The two had a wonderful time chatting with each other. Kangana left the sets of Atul Agnihotri’s upcoming film Bodyguard in Filmistan in Salman’s car in the wee hours of the morning.

Tanu Weds Manu star Kangana Ranaut had gone for a night out with friends, where she suddenly decided to pay a surprise visit to her friend Salman at Filmistan Studios.

She spent ample time with Salman Khan and his brother-in-law cum friend and producer of Bodyguard Atul Agnihotri. On Salman’s request Kangana made a special appearance in Ready.

Looks like Salman found a new friend in Kangana after his splitting ways with Katrina.

Buzz was in the air that Kangana was approached to be a part of Salman’s home production directed by Mahesh Manjrekar but necessary changes had to be made in the film so the film at last was shelved. Their friendship is around a year old.

Salman and Kangana’s friendship is doing the rounds. Kangana added fuel to fire after attending Salman’s wrap-up party at his Panvel farmhouse.

Deepika's skirt to be auctioned for Khan's Being Human

How? Director Rohan Sippy has decided to auction the skimpy outfit for charity. After all the negative publicity (but then, isn’t any publicity good publicity) it appears Sippy wants a few brownie points and is set to auction the skirt online and donate the proceeds from the auction to Being Human, the charity run by Salman Khan.

Deepika's skirt to be auctioned for Salman's Being HumanFrom what we hear, while promoting Dum Maaro Dum in different cities, Sippy himself saw the craze that Deepika’s outfit had evoked among cine fans. So he decided to auction it through the film’s official website. The film releases on April 22. Meanwhile, those who want to grab Deepika’s skirt, better place their best bet.

Sinha and Dara Singh having fun

The shooting of Joker is proving to be a fun time for Sonakshi Sinha and Vindoo Dara Singh. In between shots, the duo would play Scrabble on an iPad. Though the Dabangg actress is very good at the game, Vindoo isn't too bad either. He says, "It is always like picnic shooting with Akshay Kumar for a movie. When we would play Scrabble on the sets, she'd always win. But she agrees with me that I give her a good fight like no one else could on the set.

Sonakshi Sinha and Vindoo Dara Singh have fun playing scrabbleDirected by Kunder 'Joker', is an fantasy adventure film made in 3D format in Hindi, stars, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi, Shreyas Talpade and Minnisha in pivotal roles.

The film that is being jointly produced by Kunder and Farah's Three's Company and Akshay Kumar's Hari Om Entertainment Company, is slated to release in December this year.

Barbara Mori returns to Bollywood with 'Fever'

Barbara Mori returns to Bollywood with 'Fever'After 'Kites' and 'Spanish Beauty', Mexican actress Barbara Mori will be seen in 'Fever', opposite Rajeev Khandelwal. She has agreed to do the film, which will be produced by Ravi Agrawal and directed by Rajeev Jhaveri. Mori said she loved the script when it was narrated to her and was excited by how different her character in the film was from the one in 'Kites'.

In 'Fever', Barbara plays the character of a linguist who is a second generation Briton. The film will be shot in virgin locations like Cornwall in England through the beautiful months of June-July. It will therefore, feature a classic English landscape -- cultured British houses, cobbled stone streets, mountains emanating from the sea and vibrant colours. Besides Barbara, 'Fever' will also star an Indian heroine.

Rajeev Khandelwal, who made his Bollywood debut with 'Aamir', has a slew of releases this year starting with 'Shaitaan', produced by Studio18 and Anurag Kashyap and then HMV Sargama's 'Soundtrack'.

Vidya Balan goes nuts

We hear Vidya Balan is quite freaked out these days. Firstly, if coming to terms with playing a character like Silk Smitha was already a task, add to this her growing weight which has only made matters worse.

Vidya Balan goes nutsAccording to reliable sources, 'Vidya is behaving extremely self conscious these days. This has to do with her newly gained weight that was mandatory for her character in DIRTY PICTURE. Now, after having gained oodles of it, the actress is just freaking the way she looks these days. On top of that, the fact that her wardrobe consists of some skimpy outfits, has only added to her woes.

In DIRTY PICTURE, Vidya will don the role of a sexy siren for the first time. This will be a fry cry from her earlier acts so far. We also hear that her love making act with Naseeruddin Shah has just got canned.

Deepika Padukone honored with the title of tattoo queen

Deepika Padukone honored with the title of tattoo queenBollywood diva Deepika Padukone has been honored with the title oftattoo queen by the organizers of the first ever Tattoo Convention in India.

Deepika has a tattoo of the initials of her ex beau Ranbir and another tattoo of an anklet.

After watching the 25 year old actress grooving in the remixed version of the popular song Dum Maaro Dum, the IndiaInk Invention contacted Deepika and approached her to visit their first convention, which was scheduled on 10th April.

But unfortunately she could not be a part of the convention as she was busy shooting in London for her upcoming film Desi Boyz.

The convention’s organiser Manoj Thakur, Partner at Par Excellence Entertainment stated “Deepika’s absence was felt, especially at an event that she would have readily identified with. With her own much-written about RK tattoo at the base of her neck and the cutting-edge Dum Maaro Dum tattoo she’s seen sporting in the movie, she would have been the perfect ambassador for this tattoo expo.”

As she could not attend the event, she forwarded the invitation to her Dum Maaro Dum team. The convention was instead attended by Abhishek Bachchan, Prateik and Rohan Sippy.

At the convention, the cast of the film also launched a special Dum Maaro Dumtattoo.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Minissha Lamba is back in her Bikini

The actress is the new cover girl of men's magazine 'Man's World' and is dressed in a floral bikini accessorised with a surf board on the publication's front page.

Minissha Lamba is back in her BikiniThe 26-year-old shot for the spread on the sunny beaches of Goa, dressed in a variety of bikinis and also posed for some underwater shots. "I am a beach person and I love sports. I got to kite surf during the shoot and I really enjoyed that," said the actress who had made her debut playing a Kashmiri girl in the 2005 film 'Yahaan'.

Bikinis and actresses have been in news recently but for the wrong reasons as both Sonakshi Sinha and Vidya Balan had threatened to sue magazines for allegedly photoshopping their pictures to look like they had posed in swimsuits. But Minissha has no qualms about it and had earlier donned a barely there bikini for the cover of Maxim's October 2009 cover.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dutta reveals her perfectionist side

Lara Dutta reveals her perfectionist sidePost her shaadi, actress Lara Dutta seems to be on her way to increasingly becoming a perfectionist. A source close to the actress says that Dutta had looked after almost every detail for the music launch of her upcoming film. Says the source,

"We don't know if it has anything to do with marriage per se, but we've all observed that Dutta has become a perfectionist of late. She wants to be kept in the loop and she thinks a lot before giving the go ahead for anything. She's become a strategist of sorts." And another source tells us that the team of her upcoming film witnessed a similar side of the actor during the filming of a shot.

Apparently, a scene required Dutta to wear a jacket and the actor made it a point to source one all the way from London! "She was emphasizing on the importance of authenticity. And since this was Dutta's maiden production venture, nothing could stop her from going that extra mile, or spending that extra buck.

Dutta initially looked for a jacket that would blend with her character and the scene (in local stores). She even called her fashion conscious friends to see if they had a suitable jacket. But then she logged on to the internet and stumbled upon the one she was looking for. It was only later that she learnt that the jacket had to be called in from the UK," says the source explaining the chain of events.

The jacket apparently brought a smile to the actress's face and she was on cloud nine when she saw the final shot. Well, there are some added advantages of being the producer of your own film, right?

Khan won't get intimate with Sinha

Salman Khan won't get intimate with Sonakshi SinhaSeems like Salman Khan doesn't want to touch Sonakshi Sinha! No, the actor is not repulsed by her; he has only refused to shoot an intimate scene with the Shotgun girl in Sajid Nadiadwala's next. Buzz is that Salman froze after watching the love making scenes between Ravi Teja and Ileana D'Cruz and asked for the scenes to be modified immediately.

Salman has always been rather cautious about such scenes and when it comes to Sonakshi Sinha, who is over 2 decades younger to him, he is extremely protective and cautious. A source told, "Salman has always been very careful as far as romantic scenes are concerned. But with Sonakshi he has to be doubly careful. He treats her like a child. There was almost no physical intimacy between him and Sonakshi in Dabangg."

Now an expert has been summoned to modify the scene. Rajat Arora, who wrote the romantic sequences in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, will be making the necessary changes."Salman was impressed by the way Ajay courted Kangna in Once Upon A Time…He wanted a similar restrain and mellow quality in his courtship with Sonakshi in Kick," the source added.

The producer of the film, Nadiadwala confirmed that Rajat Arora is on board and that love making scene would have to be restrained to suit Salman and Sonakshi's equation.

Deepika gets a call and praise from Zeenat

Veteran actress Zeenat Aman, who has been rumoured to be upset about the lyrics of the new version of her song ‘Dum maaro dum’, picturised on Deepika Padukone, has reached out to the young actress and congratulated her for looking ‘ravishing’, says a source.

Deepika gets a call and praise from Zeenat‘Zeenat Aman reached out to Deepika and cleared the miscommunication. She didn’t want Deepika to misunderstand,’ said the source. Zeenat, who featured in the original song from the movie ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ in 1971, was disturbed with reports that she didn’t like Deepika in the new version. So, she found out Deepika’s number.

‘Since Deepika is in London shooting for ‘Desi Boyz’, she is using a local London number. So Zeenat Aman spoke to Deepika. She communicated that Deepika looks ravishing and she finds her the best in this generation of heroines,’ said the source. The song has faced the ire of many critics for its vulgar lyrics, but it is quite popular with the youth.

Salman promotes ‘Teen Thay Bhai’: Bollywood star Salman Khan went out of his way to help the cast of ‘Teen Thay Bhai’ in promoting the film and reached out to his friends and fans on Twitter to watch the film, releasing Friday.

Producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, along with the cast – Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade and Deepak Dobriyal and Ragini Khanna and director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, were promoting the film and while moving from one floor to another in Mumbai’s Filmistan Studio, when they bumped into Salman.

The actor was also shooting there. ‘Salman asked them what they were promoting and when he heard the name of the film, found it very interesting as he has always been referred to as Salman bhai and the film is called ‘Teen Thay Bhai’. Then he very graciously wanted to take a picture with the entire cast and immediately put it up on Twitter.

‘He posted the picture, which also included Rakeysh, and put up a note, which read – ‘Teen thay bhai aur ek mein’. He also mentioned the release date. It is really nice of him to do this,’ said the publicist of the film.

The movie is a comedy about three brothers who cannot stand each other and are forced to come together as a result of their grandfather’s will.

Pooja Bhatt thanks dad for ‘Zakhm’ When actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt recently watched her performance in critically-acclaimed film ‘Zakhm’, she immediately thanked her father Mahesh Bhatt for giving her such a special project.

‘Just caught a glimpse of ‘Zakhm’ on TV. Thank you @MaheshNBhatt for giving me a film that will be highlighted in my obituary… And thank you Kunal Khemu… All of us actors, without exception,shone as brightly, on account of your dazzling performance!’ Pooja posted on her Twitter page.

In ‘Zakhm’, which was released in 1998, Pooja essayed the role of a Muslim mother caught in the tension between different religions in Indian society.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bachchan's handprint to be placed in Krakow

Amitabh Bachchan's handprint will be placed alongside those of entertainers like late King of Pop Michael Jackson in the Polish city of Krakow. "And yes, my hand print on ornate slab to be placed in the path of honor by the Great Castle, along with other entertainment greats!," Amitabh posted on his Twitter page.

Amitabh Bachchan's handprint to be placed in KrakowThe 68-year-old was in Krakow to be a part of a film festival, where his film ‘Black’ was screened. He also attended an event to honour his father, renowned poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, at the University of Krakow.

He described the process of his hand-printing ceremony on his blog. "...Back in the room of the hotel, the dye was being cast. Chemicals were ready and mixed, instructions on how the hand should be placed, administered and the two hands dipped into a cold sluggish-like material - the paste that shall give impressions of the 'life line' and 'heart line' and the 'health condition'.

"As you hold steady the hands dipped slightly in the solution, the pink paste starts to turn white - indication that within seconds the hands need to be removed, as the job is over," he posted. Amitabh was also presented with a 'key of the city' by the mayor of Krakow.

Akshay invites Canadian PM to watch Thank You

Thank You has been shot in Canada, and the movie sees Akshay play an Indo-Canadian detective. Akshay who has highest regard for the PM, was very keen on holding the special screening.

Akshay invites Canadian PM to watch Thank YouCanada has a sizable Punjabi population and Akshay, who often refers to Canada as his second home, will continue to be the Canadian Tourism Commission's ambassador for India for a second year. As part of his duties as the Tourism ambassador Akshay promotes Canada as a tourist destination.

Thank you is a Hindi movie starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol and is directed by Anees Bazmee, and released on April 8th. The film has got a lukewarm response at the box office.

Ranaut's and Gerard Butler's Hot Romance Rumors

Kangana Ranaut's and Gerard Butler's Hot Romance RumorsGerard Butler is a friend of Bollywood so it comes as no surprise that the Hollywood actor has been linked to B-town beauty Kangana Ranaut! First the 300 actor became friends with Priyanka Chopra, then Ranbir Kapoor and now he's been spotted with Kangana! Looks like Butler is eyeing a career in Bollywood! We already told you that Gerard Butler is good buddies with Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra. But now the buzz in B-town is that the Bounty Hunter actor has become close friends with Kangana after meeting her at one of Priyanka's parties. The two even met up recently in the U.S. when Kangana was shooting a movie.

The Scotsman spent some time in India last year and his time was not lost on his B-town buddies who threw him one party after the other. After hanging out with Shahrukh Khan, the 300 star moved on to Priyanka who spent some quality time with the popular actor and organized a star-studded bash at her house in his honor.

Gerard even went to Jaipur where Priyanka was filming What's Your Raashee with Harman Baweja. It seems Mr. Butler was curious to learn about how Bollywood works and went to the movie set where Priyanka introduced him to the cast and crew, including director Ashutosh Gowarikar.

When Priyanka was filming Anjaana Anjaani in New York City with Ranbir, the two actors started chatting and soon became real buddies! Maybe we will soon see the Hollywood hunk make a cameo in one of Ranbir's movies? Or why not opposite Kangana?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sharma: I would never do a film just to look glam

After four releases to her name, Anushka Sharma is now gearing up for her fifth film LADIES V/S RICKY BAHL, which promises to show her in a different light altogether. This is where the film's setting comes handy as Anushka's portions would largely be shot in Goa. This not just gives its actors a stylish setting but also allows them to go all the way in their look and presentation.

Anushka Sharma: I would never do a film just to look glamWhen contacted, Anushka did confirm that with this film she would be going through a transformation when it comes to her personality. However, as is the case with every Yash Raj film, even LADIES V/S RICKY BAHL requires it's actors to be sworn to secrecy due to which Anushka is willing to reveal much. The film is about a man (Ranveer Singh) who cons women till one day he finds his match (Anushka). Since she too is expected to give him tit for tat, it was required that she had a powerful body language with a dress up to match, something that would be different from the casual approach adopted by the duo for BAND BAAJA BAARAAT.

Mukherji & Kapoor refuse to shoot in red-light area?

Apparently one amongst Rani Mukherji or Kareena Kapoor is playing the role of a prostitute in Aamir Khan's film.

Rani Mukherji & Kareena Kapoor refuse to shoot in red-light area?Aamir Khan's new film being directed by Reema Kagti seems to be making news. The more the makers are trying to maintain secrecy around the project, the more attention it is garnering. Earlier there were reports that Aamir Khan, in all probability, plays a ghost in the film. And now the female leads of the film are making news.

Seemingly one amongst the film's two leading ladies – Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor is playing the role of a prostitute in the film. Director Reema Kagti wanted to shoot in actual locations of red light area in Mumbai to get a real feel in the film. But if sources are to be believed, the actress wasn't comfortable in shooting at real locations.

And this despite the fact that both Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor have played the role of a prostitute in their earlier films! Kareena Kapoor won critical acclaim for her role in Chameli while Rani Mukherji has played a prostitute several times in films like Saawariya, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Mangal Pandey . Apparently this also led to delay in the shooting schedule until the same sequences were shot at another area in Lower Parel in Mumbai.

Gupta shimmies in advance of Padukone

Yana Gupta shimmies in advance of Deepika PadukoneIn the retro wave that’s hit Bollywood, many of yesteryear star Zeenat Aman’s chartbusters are finding their way into films of today. However, the actress, not known to make much ado over her films or songs being remade, says she’s ‘disappointed’ with the way one of her iconic song, 'Dum maaro dum', has turned out with actor Deepika Padukone in it. The actress, however, is quite happy with another remake of her song with item girl Yana Gupta in it.

“I couldn’t sit through the song 'Dum maaro dum'. I am disappointed with it,” says Zeenat, “I didn’t like it. I am sure Deepika (Padukone) is a fabulous dancer and a performer, but I would like to reserve my comments on how the song was done,” she adds.

According to sources, Aman didn’t like the way an apparently ‘high’ Padukone was jumping in the song in a white mini skirt that she thought didn’t suit her or the song. “I don’t know whether I would be able to watch the entire song, but I wish Deepika all the best. She’s a fabulous performer and actor otherwise,” adds Aman.

Interestingly, Aman throws her weight behind Yana Gupta’s version of her iconic song, 'Laila O Laila' in Mahesh Bhupathi’s film Chalo Dilli. “I was a little apprehensive about how they would do the song. They have left a DVD at my house to watch it frame by frame, but I already like what I see,” she says. “I’m completely confident with Yana. She’s a sensual lady and a wonderful dancer. I am sure that they’ll do complete justice to the song through her,” she ends.

Non Stop schedule for Hansika Motwani

Non Stop schedule for Hansika MotwaniActing non-stop has not made Hansika Motwani tired. Instead, her busy schedule in Kollywood has made her happy, for the bubbly actress says she ‘eats, sleeps and enjoys’ cinema. “Acting in films not just my profession, it’s my passion. So I don’t have any regrets for not finding time to unwind. Also, this is not the age for relaxation,” says the ‘Mappillai’ heroine.

Hansika is perhaps the first actress in Tamil film industry, to act in four movies simultaneously (‘Mappillai’, ‘Velayudham’, ‘Engeyum Kadhal’ and ‘Oru Kal Oru Kannadi’), even before the release of her first flick. “I was little tensed last week, since Mappillai was getting released. But I am now happy with the film’s result. Many praised my performance in the film. I am on cloud nine,” she concludes.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Nobody is my 3 am friend: Anushka

Nobody is my 3 am friend: AnushkaRumours about Anushka Sharma's romance, tantrums, starry demands and attitude problem have been getting louder. It was time to get to the truth, or at least her side of the story. She was game. Read on for excerpts... You know you have been crowned the tantrum queen?

Somebody is raising fingers at my professionalism and I'm very upset about that. I come from a background that teaches professionalism and punctuality. People are raising fingers at my upbringing. All things about me being disrespectful to my seniors and colleagues are untrue. It's only been said that I take forever to get dressed and that I have assistants whose only job is to tell me how great I am looking.

All this is making me look ridiculous. I have come on national television (Karan Johar's chat show) and said that I don't think I'm the most good-looking person. Also about my supposed attitude problem, I'm outspoken and shy. I can't just go up to a person and start a random conversation. Maybe that is being seen as attitude. I get intimidated in public and I'm really awkward. I'm working on my social skills.

Once and for all tell us if Ranveer Singh is a friend or more?

I never wanted to talk about my personal life to anyone. I feel it's nobody's business. Ranveer is genuinely a friend that I have in the industry. We have had a similar journey in the industry. We are great friends, we hang out, we have coffee together, we got out for dinners and we have common friends. We did Band Baaja Baraat and now we are doing Ladies VS Ricky Bahl. We have some karmic connection but it's totally platonic. He continues to be my friend and that's about it.

Is Ranbir Kapoor recommending you for Ayaan Mukherjee's film?

What kind of girl does that make me? Are you raising fingers at my character? I have worked hard to get what I have today. Please give me respect for that. I come from an army background. I see boys and girls to be the same. It's a great thing that colleagues of the industry are bonding with each other. Ranbir is very sorted.

He is a very intelligent person and someone I can talk to. We have met only three times which is like nothing. He is a normal human being. People think that bonding happens with an agenda always. Well, it doesn't need to be so. Ranbir is not my boyfriend. I know Ayaan and he has a mind of his own. I don't know who's doing what to whom but the film hasn't come to me. That's the truth. Life was so easy before I became an actor. I could talk to anyone and no one bothered. I keep thinking to myself, should I not be myself but I won't do that.

When did Shahid and you become friends? One never heard about it when he was dating Priyanka Chopra?

Overtime you become friends with someone. He is a really nice guy but it takes some time to know him. He protects himself. I respect him for the enthusiasm for his work. Nobody is my 3 am friend, not even Ranveer. Normal people have friends and I have them too.

Aren't you too new in the industry to demand a van as big as SRK?

I know my place. I don't overvalue or undervalue myself. I can't dream of asking someone to treat me on the same level as Shah Rukh Khan. You can choose to believe me or not but that's the truth.

Production people complain that you take six hours to come out of make-up van. What do you do inside for so long?

Not true at all. I take 45 mins max to get ready. The result of all these articles is that people are thinking that I'm rude or unprofessional and that's not true at all. It's hampering my reputation and what's worse is that all these are false stories.

So do you think you are lucky like Katrina Kaif since she had maximum number of hit films?

I have worked really hard and thankfully it has been good so far. While there are people who encourage me, there may be some who are not happy with how things are going on in my life. I think people should concentrate on their work rather than try to get into my business.

How come you have not made any actress friends?

I have met everybody and I'm extremely cordial to them. I'm respectful to my seniors. Friendship is a very big thing. I don't have that with anybody except Ranveer. Friendship happens with like minded people. I have five friends in Mumbai out of which only two are from the industry (Maneesh Singh and Ranveer).

What's behind your bonding with Ranbir?

He is a very intelligent person and someone I can talk to. We have met only three times which is like nothing. He is a normal human being. People think that bonding happens with an agenda always. Well, it doesn't need to be so. Ranbir is not my boyfriend. I know Ayaan and he has a mind of his own. I don't know who's doing what to whom but the film hasn't come to me. That's the truth. Life was so easy before I became an actor. I could talk to anyone and no one bothered. I keep thinking to myself, should I not be myself but I won't do that.

When did Shahid and you become friends? One never heard about it when he was dating Priyanka Chopra?

Overtime you become friends with someone. He is a really nice guy but it takes some time to get to know him. He protects himself. I respect him for the enthusiasm for his work. Nobody is my 3 am friend, not even Ranveer. Normal people have friends and I have them too.

Aren't you too new in the industry to demand a van as big as SRK?

I know my place. I don't overvalue or undervalue myself. I can't dream of asking someone to treat me on the same level as Shah Rukh Khan. You can choose to believe me or not but that's the truth.

Production people complain that you take six hours to come out of the make-up van. What do you do inside for so long?

Not true at all. I take 45 mins max to get ready. The result of all these articles is that people are thinking that I'm rude or unprofessional and that's not true at all. It's hampering my reputation and what's worse is that all these are false stories.

So do you think you are lucky like Katrina Kaif since she had maximum number of hit films?

I have worked really hard and thankfully it has been good so far. While there are people who encourage me, there may be some who are not happy with how things are going on in my life. I think people should concentrate on their work rather than try to get into my business.

How come you have not made any actress friends?

I have met everybody and I'm extremely cordial to them. I'm respectful to my seniors. Friendship is a very big thing. I don't have that with anybody except Ranveer. Friendship happens with like minded people. I have five friends in Mumbai out of which only two are from the industry (Maneesh Singh and Ranveer).

Can Ranbir Kapoor revive the RK banner?

Can Ranbir Kapoor revive the RK banner?The period from the late 40s to early 60s, have been regarded as the Golden age of Bollywood. Legendary films like ‘Pyaasa’, ’Awaara’ and ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ are associated with this period.

One of the greatest showman in Bollywood, Raj Kapoor started his own production house, R.K. Films. RK studios were responsible for films like ’Awaara’, ’Aag’, ’Shri 420’, which became the trendsetter for popular mainstream cinema in Bollywood.

After the death of Raj Kapoor, his son Randhir Kapoor took upon the helm of the studio. He soon directed ‘Premgranth’. But with the commercial failure of ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalen’, the RK banner stopped producing more films.

Will Ranbir take over RK banner? Most people in the industry are of the opinion that Ranbir Kapoor might carry on the legacy started by Raj Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor and his two brothers Randhir and Rajeev Kapoor have failed to contribute much to the cause of reviving the RK banner.

Souces inside the industry said, "For the first time, there has been a unanimous agreement among the older Kapoor members that Ranbir be allowed to do run the studio. Most feel that it’s a family legacy that sons of the Kapoor khandaan make films under the banner.”

Even though Rishi Kapoor attempted to revive the banner by trying his hands in direction, with the debacle of ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalen’, Rishi Kapoor too alienated himself from more such productions. Similarly, the rest of the Kapoor brothers have been less active in reviving the RK banner.

A source added, "Rajeev and Randhir are also of the opinion that Ranbir should be given full freedom as they have been able to do nothing about the banner that closed down after a box-office disaster ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalein’ in 1999.”

SRK is a cartoon character

SRK is a cartoon characterYes, it's another feather on SRK's hat. The star has become the first Bollywood actor on whom a comic book is based. Shah Rukh has always been a favourite with advertisers and now the brands are finding newer ways of making the best out of SRK's popularity. A toothpaste brand that King Khan endorses and which is targeted at children has come out with a comic book starring SRK, thereby immortalizing him.

The ad Pappu & Papa has SRK playing a doting dad trying to explain to his kid the importance of brushing teeth. Sources from Unilever that owns the toothpaste brand Pepsodent have it that after the ad gained popularity, the brand decided to come out with a comic book by the same name Pappu & Papa.

A source from the marketing team at Unilever said, "The ads are targeted towards parents and more so towards kids. Being equally popular with both the groups, Shah Rukh was the best option. The ad has been receiving great feedback ever since it went on air and the comic book idea is an extension of the brand's promotional plan.

"Fortunately, even in this day and age of PSPs and computer games, comic books are still hit with kids and therefore the content from the ad has been used in the comic format to attract the little consumers' attention."Will we have Ra.One comic books following next? Only time will tell...

No kissing or bikini act: Asin

No kissing or bikini act: AsinAsin, the dazzling actress from God’s Own Country, who has recently returned from a hectic month-long schedule in Bangkok for her next flick Ready with Salman, spoke in an exclusive interview.

The first question was why, despite being offered so many films, she had signed so few, unlike the other Bollywood heroine. Her response was prompt. “I am a secure person and I don’t believe in the theory of out of sight out of mind.”

She explained further, “All along I have never rushed to sign any movie. I work at my own pace. I am happy and content with what I do and am not really concerned about how others work or how many films they sign. I have never felt insecure about the so-called competition.”

Asin cleared that she was never too pricey for south producers and dismissed the rumour that this was the primary reason for her not having any regional films in her kitty.

“I have constantly been getting offers from the south, which I could not accept due to various reasons. I don’t expect the media to get to know about it all the time. The industry people know and so these irrelevant rumours don’t really affect me,” she set the record straight.

“For me, monetary considerations have never been the criteria to accept a project. I have never burdened my producers. My priorities are: first and foremost the script should excite me, followed by my character, banner and finally my co-star. I think I have reached a stage when I want to do performance-oriented and meaningful roles instead of being a mere arm candy to the heroes.”

Asin admitted that she’d love to work with prominent filmmakers. “Mani Ratnam, Priyadarshan, Raju Hirani and the list goes on. I’ve heard that Raju Hirani’s working atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable.”

Soon, Asin moved to the topic of endorsing the newly formed IPL team, the Kochi Tuskers Kerala. She smiled, “I love cricket and I am happy that a team has been formed from my native place. I am looking forward to the current edition of IPL. But I couldn’t be their brand ambassador due to various factors. But I am always there to cheer the sport of cricket!”

On the mere mention of Salman Khan, the Ghajini star got excited and shared, “We finished two long schedules for Ready in locations abroad. This is my second film with Salman. We share a great rapport and he is a chilled-out person. It’s a lot of fun working with him.”

Currently, Asin has signed Sajid Nadiadwala’s multi-starrer Housefull with Akshay Kumar, which will be shot in the U.S.A. Reports have been making the rounds in some section of the media that Asin will be donning a bikini in Housefull and doing a steamy kissing scene with Salman in Ready.

She laughed, “I am amused by these rumours. I am glad that people who know me will not believe such trash. Ready is a family entertainer and there are no hot scenes or lip locks in the film. Sorry to disappoint but the bikini news is someone’s fertile imagination and not the truth!”

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hrithik injured on the sets of Agneepath

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan injured himself while shooting for his film 'Agneepath'. In a scene being shot at Versova, Hrithik was required to break a coconut on the ground. During one of the several takes, he injured his fingers. Only when the scene was cancelled did someone realise that Roshan's hand was bleeding.

According to sources, Hrithik's hand had a deep cut, which was bleeding profusely. The shoot on Tuesday was halted until he received first aid. However, producer Karan Johar would be pleased because whenever any actor is injured and bleeds on the sets, the film turns out to be a super hit, they said.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mahie Gill is RGV's New Girl

Mahie Gill has bagged the lead part in Ram Gopal Varma's following, which has been tentatively titled Love Story. The picture will go on the decks by the month-closure. RGV was to shoot for his alternate motion picture Department first and foremost, but subsequent to Amitabh Bachchan would be able to not affirm his dates, Ramu chose to shoot with Mahie in the interim.

Mahie Gill is RGV's New GirlAn origin declared, "Ramu has begun take a shot at a fascinating script that is female situated. He desired a robust, strong character for the part. RGV has been emulating Mahie's work and felt that she suited the part. He met her and she has given a verbal duty but the conventions need to be worked out."The Dev D performing artist stated, "I did meet Ramu but nothing is last yet. We are still in talks."

Preity Zinta not planning to sell stake in Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab co-owner Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has said that she will never exit the IPL franchise. She has been quoted in media reports saying that the plan was to offload stake.

Preity Zinta not planning to sell stake in Kings XI PunjabShe added that a rumour was going around of selling the franchise. "I don't think I will ever go out of it completely because to me it's my baby. I have worked very hard for it. I have given my life to it. I can't just wash my hands off it. But I think now it is settled and is in its own zone". The franchise was bought for $ 76 million. Subsequently the franchise's contract was cancelled by the BCCI, but got a reprieve from the court.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kapoor miffed with Padukone

Kareena Kapoor miffed with Deepika PadukoneSeems like Kareena Kapoor is miffed with Deepika Padukone! Kareena is really upset with Deepika for spreading rumours that Dips was the first choice for Chamak Challo in Ra.One.

A source told Mid-Day, "Recently, Dippy has been telling anyone willing to hear that she was the original choice for the Chamak Challo dance number in Ra.One and that producer Shah Rukh Khan had her in mind for the item number.

"This piece of information miffed Kareena to no ends. Buzz is that Bebo feels that Dips is spreading such rumours because she wants to gain mileage for Dum Maaro Dum.

A close source of Bebo told the tabloid, "Chamak Challo is not even an item number. Kareena is the film's heroine and the song is part of the story so how can Deepika even be considered?

These rumours amuse Bebo. DP may be spreading this rumour as her DMD track isn't the hit it was touted to be."The director of Ra.One Anubhav Sinha cleared the air and said that Deepika was never approached for Chamak Challo.

Shilpa Shetty paid a visit to her ancestral home at Mudaladi

Shilpa Shetty paid a visit to her ancestral home at MudaladiBollywood diva Shilpa Shetty has paid a visit to her ancestral home (moola mane) at Mudaladi adjacent to the popular Durga Parameshwari Temple at Kateel. Shilpa, accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra visited the house, which was redecorated in November 2009, at the time when the duo entered wedlock.

This is Shilpa’s first visit after her ancestral home got its facelift. Addressing the media, the actress stated that she could not visit the house earlier as she was busy with her shooting schedule. It is her affinity to her roots and her faith that made her coming back here. Shilpa accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra and mother Sunanda Shetty visited the Jarandaya Temple and Parameshwari Temple.

They later performed a naga pooja near Mudaladi. Shilpa’s mother had wished her to pay a visit to this ancestral house post wedding but she could not make it. Shilpa stated that her husband Raj too is a religious person and “He comes along with me, wherever I go!”

Shilpa Shetty and her family had a meal prepared by Sunanda Shetty’s aunty Kamala. The meal comprised of kori roti, idli, seer fish fry, payasam and rice. They were in the city just for a couple of hours after which they left for Mumbai.

Rani Mukerji endorses Education for all

Rani Mukerji endorses Education for allAfter doing various roles on big screen, Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji is set for a new role in real life she endorses Procter & Gamble's Shiksha programme and urges everyone to contribute to help educate as many people as possible.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has tied up with the NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) for Shiksha programme and under this some part of the proceeds generated from the sale of a P&G product such as Tide, Ariel, Vicks, etc. will go for children's education in the country.

"School is as important as drinking water and education is as important as the air we breathe. So, I feel that initiatives like Shiksha that support the cause of education are incredible, and I feel we should all contribute even if it's a little bit because if we do that India will have 100 per cent literacy rate one day," Rani told reporters here.

"It's my dream too that every child in India is educated because the way India is growing I don't think without education, we can see a very bright future. So if we want a bright future for our country, I think education is foremost," she added. Rani, who described herself as "not such a studious student in school", also recommended that education should be made more interesting.

"It's very important to make education interesting and enjoyable so that students don't drop out. Also, focus should not be only on academics. Alternate interests like painting, music, etc., should also be encouraged," she said. Also present at the event was Sharat Verma, marketing manager, P&G India.

"Shiksha is not just an initiative, but a passion that we as an organisation strongly believe in. After touching the lives of 150,000 children, we are now helping build the future of India's children by building 20 schools this year and aim to build another 20 in the coming year," he said. P&G has tied up with other NGOs to spread this campaign.

Asin Thottumkal 'pays Dixit tribute in Ready'

Asin Thottumkal has said that her character in the forthcoming Ready will be partly based on Madhuri Dixit's girl-next-door role in Hum Aapke Hain Koun?. Ready is a comedy co-starring Salman Khan and Paresh Rawal.

Asin Thottumkal 'pays Dixit tribute in Ready'Speaking to Mid Day, the actress said: "The resemblance to Madhuri did not escape me. In fact, my first duet with Salman was very much like Hum Aapke Hain Koun?" According to the site, the final scene of the film itself will be based on the climax of the 1994 film, which saw the entire cast joining in song and dance while the leads, played by Dixit and Khan, get married.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Amrita shares her winning moment, Gudi Pudwa plans

Bollywood's petite beauty Amrita Rao, who is all excited to work again with Sooraj Barjatya after Vivaah, shares her Gudi Pudwa plans and also talks about the her winning moment of the World Cup.

Amrita shares her winning moment, Gudi Pudwa plansAmrita who was born in Mumbai, considers herself a Maharashtrian, "I am basically from south but born in Mumbai, so I consider myself a Maharashtrian. We have made traditional srikhand and puri at home."On asking with whom is she going to celebrate this festival, Amrita says, "My mom, who was out of town is coming back today, so I will celebrate it with her.

When asked how she celebrated India's victory in the World Cup, Amrita quips, "I watched the match with all my friends and cousins, everyone brought in something to eat from samosas to vada paos, we had everything. Once India won the cup, we went out and saw a celebration that our generation had not seen ever."

Anushka Sharma covers on Verve Mag

Bollywood newcomer Anushka Sharma made her big screen debut opposite Ranveer Singh in Yash Raj Films' romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat, and fans seem to have grown fond of the actress. As she sets out to star opposite Ranveer in the YRF project, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, the B-town beauty makes the glam mag rounds!

Anushka Sharma covers on Verve MagAfter working with B-town big shot Akshay Kumar in Patiala House, Anushka goes back to her big screen buddy Ranveer Singh for another romantic comedy adventure! Gracing the cover of Verve's April issue, Anushka sports a pair of blue pants and a red top. She matches the style with a over-sized bracelet and a killer look! What do you think of Anushka's Verve front page? Cool or could do better?

Saif and Soha to clash?

Saif and Soha to clash?Looks like Bollywood is going to have it's quota full of sibling clashes this year. Even as brother-sister 'jodi' of Tusshar and Ekta Kapoor are making light of their Love U... Mr. Kalakaar! and Ragini MMS clashing with each other on the May 13 weekend, another sibling clash is all set to have the tongues wagging.

This is between the Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan who would be taking on each other as their Aarakshan and Soundtrack clash with each other.

"Both films would release on August 12, the weekend that leads to Independence Day holiday of 15th August", sources said. "This way, Aarakshan as well as Soundtrack are looking at capitalising on the 4 day long weekend available to them."One wonders though whether Saif and Soha are aware about the clash as the developments have been quite recent.

"Saif would be quite prepared for the August 12 release since Prakash Jha has been making quick progress with Aarakshan. In fact this is one of his fastest shoots till date. Since the film deals with the topical issue of reservation, it makes sense for the makers to release it around the Independence Day as it also makes a huge socio-political statement. They would certainly not want to let go off this date; more so because the film arrives after Jha's last big hit Raajneeti and audience is waiting with bated breath to see what next he has to offer", the source continues.

As for Soundtrack, the film's release announcement has come as a surprise since it was hardly in news and is yet to see a promotional campaign being put together. The film is an official remake of a Canadian film It's All Gone Pete Tong and features Soha as a deaf girl.

Monday, April 4, 2011

I'm still on with my commitment: Poonam

For all those who have been wondering what happened to Poonam Pandey's vow to strip and run in the buff after India's victory in the World Cup final, here's some dope - the young model hints that she will fulfil her pledge soon.

"Thanx a Lot All for ur Support!! I am Still on with My Commitments Stay TUNED," Pandey posted on her Twitter page Monday.

The 19-year-old, who participated in last year's Gladrags' model hunt contest, offered to go nude for the cricket team just before the semifinal against Pakistan in Mohali.

But later, she issued a statement saying she would go ahead with her promise only if the BCCI permits.

Kareena Kapoor to play Mandakini?

Kareena Kapoor to play Mandakini?Bebo might play the role of the yesteryear Bollywood actress Mandakini for the sequel of Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

Ekta Kapoor is all set to make her sequel to Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai a grand affair. So after roping in Akshay Kumar to play the lead role of Dawood in the sequel, Ekta Kapoor is now planning to get in Kareena Kapoor as the female lead. Interestingly Kareena's role will be modeled on the lines of yesteryear actress Mandakini, who was supposedly Dawood Ibrahim's muse.

While the makers insist that the sequel will be story of Shoaib (played by Emraan Hashmi in the first part) over Dawood Ibrahim, they had made similar claims that Sultaan Mirza's character was not modeled on lines of Haji Mastan, though we all know the truth now.

So while on one side director Milan Luthria is making Vidya Balan play Silk Smitha, on the other side he will make Kareena Kapoor play Mandakini. Incidentally Kareena Kapoor was to work with Milan Luthria years back in Chori Chori but opted out due to date problems and the role eventually went to Rani Mukherji.

More interestingly Mandakini's solo claim to fame in Bollywood is her under-the-waterfall-in-transparent-white-outfit scene from Ram Teri Ganga Maili which was directed by Kareena Kapoor's grandfather Raj Kapoor.