Thursday, June 30, 2011

Asin is nowhere in demand

Asin struck gold at the box office with the Salman Khan starrer ‘Ready’. However, it’s strange that the filmmakers seem to have ignored her. While the producers and the directors are found queuing up at Salman’s door Asin is nowhere in demand. The actress in fact has just one film in her kitty and that too signed before ‘Ready’s release. So, it appears that her Public Relations department has failed to even try spreading rumours of her doing Vishal Bharadwaj's ‘Two States’ with Shah Rukh Khan. It’s another matter that as of today, even Shah Rukh is not keen on doing ‘Two States’. So, that project is definitely hanging fire.

Asin is nowhere in demandMoreover, a leading Mumbai producer has reportedly said that he is keen to cast Asin in his film but the actress has three things going against her. One, she is demanding to be paid as much as Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, Two, there is reportedly too much interference from her close ones. Third, though she is dependable, she brings no novelty to a project. Under these circumstances, the producer is unable to make a film offer to her. Sadly, this 25-year-old actress who is competent, pretty and has a good strike rate at the box office seems to be going nowhere!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Katrina still needs Salman in times of distress!

Katrina Kaif might have spent close to eight years in the industry, but the actress still needs to work her way from problems she lands herself into. Recently, she was charged by an institutional body for non compliance regarding a certain system of work among artists in Bollywood, when Salman Khan intervened much to the relief of our dame in distress.

Katrina still needs Salman in times of distress!Kat was sent summons from FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) and a shoot of her deodorant commercial at Mehboob Studios was halted. She is yet to fill the required forms and sign up for membership.

Apparently, it is mandatory for every working actor to be registered with the organisation. A source revealed, "Some members from the body came and stopped the shoot. They wanted to know her registration number, but since she hasn`t completed the legalities, they issued her a warning and asked her to comply with the rules. A visibly upset Kat was disturbed by the entire episode."

Calls were made and it was only when Salman personally gave assurance that she would complete the registration, did they allow the shoot to continue. Dinesh Chaturvedi, President-FWICE said, "We didn`t halt the shoot, but we wanted to know why Katrina still isn`t a member of our organisation. I understand she has a busy schedule, but it doesn`t take that long to finish the formalities. Everyone from Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan has registered with us."

He added, "I did get a call from Salman bhai saying that the needful will be done. I am speaking only for the benefit of the actors who aren`t registered. Since Katrina is the only big star who doesn`t have the card, we wanted to know how we could help her out."

Chaturvedi further said that the card only costs Rs 600 but has many benefits. "It gives you insurance of around two lakh, besides you can even use it during international schedules. Our organisation is working towards making life easier for the industry”, he said.

Lara Dutta : I m not pregnant

The latest buzz that hits the gossip column is that Bollywood actress Lara Dutta is pregnant. It is rumored that Lara Dutta is in the family way. But the actress vehemently denied the report saying that she is not expecting.

Lara Dutta : I m not pregnantIt was also reported that Lara has just finished the shooting of ‘Don 2’ and is working on her next production. Lara and Mahesh feel that it is the right time to start a family. It was also rumored that the couple does not want to divulge the good news now as Lara has not completed three months.

Not only Lara but the pregnancy hoax has also roped in Shilpa Shetty. Later, Shilpa clarified that she is not pregnant and it is a mere rumor. Well, this time Lara had to give clarification about the report. Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi got married on February 21, 2011.

Vimala Raman entering Bollywood

Former Miss Australia and Tamil actress Vimala Raman is foraying to Tamil cinema. The movie titled Afra Tafari stars Govinda, Suniel shetty, Arya Babar, Gulshan Grover among others. Directed by Haad Ali Abbrar, the movie has music by Daboo Malik. Sources close to Vimala Raman, says, ' I happened to meet Suniel Shetty, who introuced me to the director. He urged me to do the lead role in the movie opposite Govinda'.

Vimala Raman entering Bollywood'It is a hilarious entertainer and Govinda is at its best', they say. Vimala Raman is busy with hand full of projects. Vimala Raman who got in to controversies by the scenes with Tarun. Hot videos of Vimala Raman and Tarun flooded all over interent made her star in a night...

Sanjay Dutt to Host Bigg Boss 5

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is likely to host the fifth season of TV reality showBigg Boss, according to reports. Bigg Boss 4 was hosted by Sanjay Dutt's friend and fellow actor Salman Khan. Reports suggest that it was Salman who recommended Sanjay's name for the show, when it was offered to him for the second time. But the show makers will not let Sallu go that easily, he is likely to make special appearances during the show.

Sanjay Dutt to Host Bigg Boss 5Salman Khan is tied up with the shoots of Bodyguard opposite Kareena Kapoor, followed by Sher Khan. Next, a whirlwind tour for the shoot of Kabir Khan's Ek Tha Tiger opposite ex flame Katrina Kaif, leaves him with no time to spare. Report also suggest that the channel has almost zeroed in on Sanjay Dutt but he is yet to sign on the dotted line.

Neha Dhupia has a Venezuelan boyfriend

Neha Dhupia has a Venezuelan boyfriendIt's the season of love in Bollywood, at least for actor Neha Dhupia. The former Miss India, who ended her relationship with squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya last year, is now reportedly dating Venezuelan eyecandy Jimmy.

Jimmy accompanied the Phas Gaye Re Obama star to IIFA as well. “How and where she met him is a mystery. But she is definitely in love with that man, who she was constantly with, in Toronto, last weekend,” a source told.

Neha has apparently moved on and is quite happy with the new man in her life. “The interesting part is that Jimmy got along with many actors at the award ceremony.

He is quite a charismatic, good-looking guy. Neha was looking very happy with Jimmy. They seem to suit each other perfectly,” added the source.

After dating Ritwik for more than 10 years, the actor called it quits. “Last year, they started quarreling a lot over small matters and it ultimately made them resent each other,” explained the source. Will Neha be second time lucky in love? Time will tell!

Aamir Khan to play villain in Dhoom 3

Aamir Khan to play villain in Dhoom 3Dhoom, India's version of the hi-octane thriller films is one of the most successful series in Bollywood. The much talked about third part of Dhoom has finally got the booster shot it needed. It is now official that Aamir Khan will be playing the villain in Dhoom: 3.

Confirming this Aamir says, “It is indeed a pleasure to be working with Yashji and Adi once again. Dhoom is a great franchise, most entertaining and full of fun. Every time I hear the theme tune of Dhoom it brings a swing to my step. Victor's script really won me over and I look forward to working with him.”

Says producer Yash Chopra, “It's a great pleasure to have Aamir working with YRF once again. It's even more special that he will be doing Dhoom: 3. I am terribly excited with what an actor like Aamir will bring to the Dhoom franchise with his unique star power and level of performance. Adi and Victor have worked over a year to bring out, what I can now confidently say, is possibly one of the best scripts coming out of YRF and I am sure that with Aamir and Adi together, they will both create magic to give our audience one of the most exciting films they have ever seen.”

Coming to the rest of the cast, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will be seen in their previous avatars of Jai Dixit and Ali respectively. Produced by Aditya Chopra, Dhoom 3 will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. Vijay is the writer of all three Dhoom films and has also directed Tashan. The film will begin shooting end of this year and is slated for a 2012 Christmas release.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Katrina Kaif rules out to throw lavish birthday party

Katrina Kaif rules out to throw lavish birthday partyBarbie doll Katrina Kaif, who will turn 27 this 16th July, has not been celebrating the special day for the last 3 years since Salman and Shah Rukh got into a rift.

Buzz is in the air that this year the actress is likely to throw a lavish birthday bash. Katrina on the other hand rubbished this to be a rumour and stated that she has no such plans.

She stated that she has not yet decided as to whether she will celebrate her birthday with her family as her upcoming film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara will hit theatres on 15th July and hence she is likely to be busy with the promotion of the film.

She is all set to do some charity work.

Rab ne girl Anushka Sharma held at the Mumbai airport

Anushka Sharma held at the Mumbai airportFollowing Bollywood actresses Minissha Lamba and Bipasha Basu and Indian bombshell Mallika Sherawat’s brother/producer, the next in list is Anushka Sharma, who was detained today at the Mumbai airport.

She is being questioned by custom officials for carrying undeclared goods including jewellery, watches, sandals, sunglasses and others worth Rs 45 Lakhs.

The actress was held at the Mumbai airportduring her return from Toronto where she had gone to attend the 12th IIFA Awards.

She bagged the award for the best actress at the IIFA for Band Baajaa Baaraat. Sources have stated that the actress had listed all the items while leaving the country but failed to do so during her return.

Sinha grooves with Singh at Toronto

Sonakshi Sinha grooves with Ranveer Singh at TorontoThese days luck is not in Anushka Sharma’s favour. Her weekend began on a bad note and this kept getting worse.

Firstly, she had to fly to Toronto alone as Ranveer Singh was not free. Secondly, at the last moment she was replaced by Sonakshi Sinha to dance along with Ranveer at the event.

Despite her rehearsals, the organizers felt that Sonakshi was better than Anushka. The organisers stated that they did not want to take a chance as Anushka Sharma was not that well prepared.

The newbie had confessed on a television show about her crush on Ranveer Singh. She also stated that provided Ranveer is single she will love to date him.

Finally, Sonakshi Sinha gets Ranveer Singh. Things turned worse when actress Lisa Ray mispronounced Anushka’s name as Anushka Shankar.

She was immediately corrected by Karan Johar. Things changed when Ranveer after accepting the award thanked Anushka for making him hot.

Lara Dutta is Pregnant

Looks like it is baby time in Bollywood as after actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan’s recent announcement of her pregnancy, speculations are rife about the other Bunt babe from Bollywood, actor Shilpa Shetty.

Lara Dutta is PregnantHowever, she’s not alone as grapevine is abuzz with news that the Bollywood actress turned film producer, Lara Dutta who recently wed tennis player, Mahesh Bhupathi early this year, too is in the family way.

Says a source close to the couple, “Lara and Mahesh have always taken things as they come. Though they have been busy with their respective work, they feel it’s the right time to have a kid. Besides, Lara has just finished shooting for Don 2, and is working on her next home production now. She may orshe may notfeaturein her next film.”

Since it’s still in the early stages, the couple will apparently make the announcement only when they feel it’s the right time for it. “It is considered inauspicious to speak about the pregnancy until it’s completed three months. Right now they are really hush-hush about the entire thing and do not want too many people’s attention,” says the source.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Winners of the 2011 IIFA Awards

The awards ceremony was hosted by Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani. Performances on the night included Shahrukh Khan on stage, who tweeted on Twitter before his performance and said: “Iifa begins…nervous cos of my knee pain…hope I entertain the audience enuff…so much love need to return the warmth,” Kangana Ranuat and the Deols with over colourful 200 dancers on stage.

Here is the list of the winners of the 2011 IIFA Awards:

Best Film

Best Direction
Karan Johar (My Name Is Khan)

Leading Role Male
Shahrukh Khan (My Name Is Khan)

Leading Role Female
Anushka Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat)

Supporting Role Male
Arjun Rampal (Raajneeti)

Supporting Role Female
Prachi Desai (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai)

Comic Role
Riteish Deshmukh (Housefull)

Negative Role
Sonu Sood (Dabangg)

Debut Male
Ranveer Singh

Debut Female
Sonakshi Sinah (Dabangg)

Best Story
Shibani Bhatija (My Name Is Khan)

Dilip Shukla, Abhinav Kashyap (Dabangg)

Vishal Bhardwaj (Ishqiya)

Music Direction
Sajid – Wajid & Lalit Pandit (Dabangg)

Niranjan Iyengar (My Name Is Khan – Sajdaa)

Playback Singer Male
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Dabangg – Tere Mast Mast Do Nain)

Playback Singer Female
Mamta Sharma (Dabangg – Munni Badnam)

Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema
Irrfan Khan

Lifetime Achievement Award
Asha Bhonsle

Outstanding Contribution to Indian cinema
Dharmendra (50 years in cinema)

Outstanding Achievement in Indian cinema
Sharmila Tagore

Best On-Screen Jodi
Anuksha Sharma and Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baaraat)

Special ‘Green’ Award
Priyanka Chopra

Night before the main awards. The technical awards were given out and Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ led the technical award winners with three trophies each. ‘Dabangg’ won Best Choreography for the hit song, ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ choreographed by Farah Khan, and Leslie Fernandes won Best song recording. The film also won the award for Best Action by S Vijayan.

Maneesh Sharma’s ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ won three awards/ Best Editing for Namrata Rao, Song Recording for Vijay Dayal’s ‘Ainvayi Ainvayi’ and Costume Designing by Niharika Khan.

Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy won the award for the best background score for ‘My Name Is Khan’ and Pritam Das won for Best Sound Recording for ‘Love, Sex aur Dhoka.’ Sudeep Chatterjee won the award for Best Cinematographer for ‘Guzaarish.’

Rajnikanth and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan film ‘Robot’ won Best Art Director for Sabu Cyril and the awards for Special Effects by Indian Artists and Make-up by Banu.

Looks like the 2011 IIFA Awards were a Dabangg affair and of course SRK didn’t miss out by winning Best Actor. All in all everyone at the event was elated to win or just be there. A great show put together by Wizcraft and Toronto.

Once again IIFA has completed a spectacular show with all the razzmatazz of Bollywood; celebrating a year of exciting, interesting, nostalgic and innovative Indian cinema. This first North American show definitely has opened the doors for brand IIFA and all that comes with it.

Melbourne hopes to host next Bollywood awards show

Melbourne hopes to host next Bollywood awards showToronto beat Las Vegas to become the first North American city to host the 12th annual Indian International Film Awards, which kicked off on Thursday, and now Melbourne is vying to be next.

A delegation from Australia attended the opening of the three-day Bollywood extravaganza that is expected to attract some 40,000 tourists to Canada's largest metropolis. Officials said they would inject tens of millions of dollars into the local economy for hotel rooms, food, security, venues and other expenses.

Also, Indian film crews reportedly shot scenes at Toronto's CN Tower, its ritzy Yorkville shopping district and an indoor hockey rink that will be incorporated into the three-hour awards show. "Beautiful people having fun in Toronto - that's the money shot that will be seen all over India," former Tourism Toronto executive director Duncan Ross, who spearheaded the city's bid for the IIFA show back in 2006, told AFP.

Melbourne, he said, is hoping to play host to the IIFA in 2014 or sooner. The event is designed to celebrate the popular Hindi-language film industry and win new audiences abroad. Launched in 2000 at the Millennium Dome in London, the annual IIFA awards have been held in 11 cities around the world, including Colombo, Macau, Bangkok, Dubai, Amsterdam and Johannesburg.

Tickets sold like hot cakes for this year's ceremony at the Rogers Centre in Toronto; 22,000 were snapped up within minutes of going on sale, said organiser Wizcraft International Entertainment. Canadian broadcaster Omni Rogers has signed a deal to be the first to broadcast the awards ceremony on a pay-per-view basis in Canada. It will also be packaged and broadcast next month to up to 700 million viewers worldwide.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Aishwarya shoot for Heroine after pregnancy

Just a couple of days after the announcement of her pregnancy, pictures of actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the sets of Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Heroine have been leaked online. The pictures were shot earlier this month. While Bhandarkar plans to finish the filming soon, sources say Ash may opt out of Raj Kumar Santoshi’s film Ladies and Gentlemen, in which she was to costar with hubby Abhishek Bachchan, reveals a source. Buzz is that Santoshi is planning to cast Preity Zinta in Ash’s role.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shoot for Heroine after pregnancyMeanwhile Aishwarya who has committed dates till the 30th of July to the film has been shooting "round the clock", reports a news daily. Madhur too has been shooting fast to finish the film on time. Heroine is behind-the-scenes perspective on the glitz and glamour of the industry and goes through several phases of the protagonist's life.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Aishwarya Rai pregnant: Big B

Aishwarya Rai pregnant: Big BBollywood diva Aishwarya Rai is in the family way, says her father-in-law and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.


Ever since Amitabh posted the message on the microblogging site, congratulatory messages have started pouring in.

Aishwarya, 37, and Abhishek, 35, were married in 2007 and as soon as they tied the knot, the rumours of Aishwarya getting pregnant have been making the news. And finally she is expecting.

'Yes, it is true,' Ash's spokesperson told, confirming the news.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Padukone and Kapoor are good friends again

Deepika Padukone's personal life often ends up making more headlines than her professional life does. The latest gossip about Deepika that is doing rounds is that she claims she is still great friends with ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor.

Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor are good friends againDeepika was quizzed about her relationship with Ranbir on a chat show and she commented that she still considers him as her good friend. She later added that both of them are in an amazing phase as they spend a lot of time together and it has been a wonderful experience for both.

The actress also confessed that even though they are not dating now, but he has still been there for her whenever she needed him. We must say that Dippy surely knows how to be in the good books of everyone.

Meanwhile, last week Ranbir too called his relation with Deepika special when he was on the same chat show. The two met on the sets of Bachna Ae Haseeno after which their romance bloomed. But the duo parted ways within a few months and since then weren't even on talking terms with each other.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Shahrukh Khan to perform at IIFA stage after seven years

Bollywood fans in Toronto just got luckier - superstar Shah Rukh Khan is not just attending the forthcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend, but he will also enthrall the audience with a befitting finale performance at the awards ceremony June 25.

Shahrukh Khan to perform at IIFA stage after seven yearsThe actor has attended two editions of the IIFA Weekend in the past - in Singapore in 2004, and Amsterdam in 2005. He had last performed in the Singapore show.

"Shah Rukh Khan will be our finale performer for this year. He is returning to perform for us after seven years, and we are very excited," Sabbas Joseph, director, Wizcraft International Entertainment, the IIFA organiser, announced at a press conference Thursday (June 16).

Shah Rukh has also been nominated in the best actor category for his performance as Rizwan Khan, a patient of Asperger's syndrome, in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan. IIFA organisers are expecting a huge turnout of fans with Shah Rukh's presence.

"He is a phenomenal performer and a huge star. He hasn't been to Canada in a long time... so the kind of expectations that fans and people have of Shah Rukh is quite something!" Joseph told IANS.

Other performers at the star-studded event include Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and the famous Deol family - veteran star Dharmendra and his sons Sunny and Bobby.

Salman Khan is also expected to be at the three-day IIFA Weekend as his debut co-production "Chillar Party" is set to kick off the IIFA Film Festival. It would only be interesting to see a face-off between the once friends-turned-foe stars.

But whether their star power will make up for megastar Amitabh Bachchan's absence or not is yet to be seen at the weekend, set to be held June 23-25.

Winner of Roadies 8 is ?

Winner of Roadies 8 is Anchal KhuranaAfter the heart piercing tasks and intense pressure, the battle is all set to come to an end in MTV Roadies 8 as it has got its winner.

A source says, "This year Anchal Khurana, the twenty years old girl from Delhi is crowned the Roadie of this season. Out of the 13 contestants who took off their journey, three dare devils made it to the finals which included, Suchit Singh, Anchal Khurana and Mohit Saggar."

"The finalists had to undergo two important processes to win the title. First to win the assigned task; second, to convince their once opponents and also the ex- contestants of Roadies 7 to vote for them."

Well, Anchal seems to have crossed both the paths and made an obvious win.

Well, finally MTV got their Roadie who made way to the Shortcut to Hell.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Katrina Kaif meet her fans at Marina Mal

Katrina Kaif meet her fans at Marina MalHighflying Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif – the face of UAE airline Etihad – touched down in Dubai on Thursday to promote the airline’s new destinations - and meet her ardent fans at Marina Mall. Speaking to Gulf News, she stressed the importance of her audience. “I’m not going to do a movie just because I will get critical support,” she said.

“As long as the audience comes to the theatre and enjoy themselves, I’m happy.” And come they did, thronging the mall to catch a glimpse of the actress, who gained huge popularity in recent months thanks to her raunchy item song Sheela Ki Jawani from the film Tees Mar Khan. But it’s not all singing and dancing. When asked how she feels about her best actress nomination in the upcoming International Indian Film Academy awards for her role in Rajneeti, Kaif admitted it was the first she’d heard of it. “I had no idea, thank you for giving me the good news. It’s very nice that the film was appreciated,” she said.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Is Asin avoiding Neil Nitin Mukesh?

Asin Thottumkal basking in the glory of her latest success Ready, seems to have forgotten a few old friends. Neil Nitin Mukesh happens to be one of them. Their 'friendship' seems to have fallen by the wayside.

Is Asin avoiding Neil Nitin Mukesh?Not so long ago, the two of them were thick friends. Asin, in fact, took a few career calls for Neil in the past. When he was asked to star in Hriday Shetty's film, the actress came forward and told the director that the script wasn't good enough for Neil. Buzz is, Asin has gone into a different space after Ready hit the jackpot. A friend of Neil confirmed, "Yes. This is true. She has been avoiding him. Perhaps she got carried away by the success of Ready."

Added the source, "But it's okay. We all tend to go on some trip when we are on a high. Asin seems to be on a high horse right now. Neil and Asin's common friends also feel the same."But like every dark cloud, this one too has a silver lining. Filmmakers like Hriday Shetty, who were finding it difficult to cast Asin and Neil together can now, heave a sigh of relief.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lamba: “Bheja Fry 2 is a fantastic comedy”

Getting ready for an evening event in her vanity van, Minissha Lamba looked every bit excited about her upcoming movie Bheja Fry 2. Having started her career with Yahaan, she continued wooing the audience and critics alike with her performances in Bachna Ae Haseeno, Honeymoon Travels Private Limited and Well Done Abba.

Minissha Lamba: “Bheja Fry 2 is a fantastic comedy”Director Sagar Ballary, with whom she worked first in Hum, Tum aur Shabana was highly impressed with her work, which is why he cast her in his next movie Bheja Fry 2. Bheja Fry was highly liked by all and there’s no doubt that that those involved with the sequel have a lot to live up to. So what are Minissha’s hopes and expectations from this movie?

I will start with the obvious. What made you say yes to Bheja Fry 2?

I loved Bheja Fry and it was a great movie. So, of course when a sequel is getting made and you are offered the sequel it’s the most natural thing that you would want to be a part of it.

Tell us something about the character you are playing in this movie.

I play the role of an Executive Producer on a reality show and the whole plot of the film starts from there. So, we introduce Bharat Bhushan’s character through the reality show and how because of this show, the plot goes forward. You have a completely new episode, new situations where Bharat Bhushan bheja fries everyone!

Bheja Fry was a big hit with critics and audience alike. So do you think there is a lot of pressure because of the expectations from the sequel?

You know, the pressure’s always there. Especially since people loved the first film. But, you know, I feel very lucky. I have got a very talented director Sagar Ballary who teamed up with a producer like Mukul Deora both who understand what the film requires, understands the requirement of the sequel and how from making Bheja Fry 1 to making Bheja Fry 2, it is a product that is worthy of a sequel. We really collaborated and worked very hard to make the script something that is modern, very today, yet something that is different from the first but keeping the essence of Bheja Fry as a story and as a character of Bharat Bhushan the same.

This is your second movie with director Sagar…


So tell us how was it working with him; how is he on the sets as a director?

It was superb working with him. I think a director has to be a combination of everything. It’s a film shoot at the end of the day, you know…so we can’t have ‘fun’ directors and you can’t have very strict ‘directors’. A director’s like a paternal figure, he’s loving, he’s caring, he can be strict; he has to know how to get his work out of you and Sagar has been like that. He has been the big brother, he has been a father figure to a lot of people on sets whom he has guided and mentored.

Tell us something about the music of the movie.

Bheja Fry is not essentially a music driven film. But still that doesn’t mean that it is devoid of music. It has some fantastic songs; a fantastic track which is a part of the soundtrack of the film, but not as part of the film as far as the running is concerned. You won’t see a song in the film.

What was the best thing about being a part of Bheja Fry 2?

I think the best part about being involved with Bheja Fry 2 was that we got to shoot on a ship because I have never got to be on a ship before and the killer excuse of being stranded on the ship for two whole weeks! We used to stop at different places every single day and it was beautiful. The ship experience is like fabulous!

Bheja Fry is almost synonymous with Vinay Pathak…


So how was it working with him?

He is a fantastic bundle of energy! The kind of performances that he does as a comedian is very physical comedy and it’s very difficult. For him to be up as his character Bharat Bhushan is not only something which you require a lot of talent for, which he has, but you also require great energy for. He is always alert. He has this most charming, beautiful grey eyes that is something one would look very deeply into!

Any particular incident on the sets which comes to your mind right now?

Loads of them! The fact that we have so many actors aboard meant that we would have great sessions of dumb charades, sessions of Pictionary together…so it felt really good that you could play games like in your childhood and we would actually become children..screaming and fighting and you know all of that. So it was fun.

What are the first three words that come to your mind when one says Bheja Fry?

Bheja Fry…uhh…(laughing) this heat of Bombay…Bheja Fry for me can only mean the movie Bheja Fry and nothing else!

So is there anything which makes Minissha’s Bheja Fry?

I get very irritated when you have an address in front of you and you cannot find it and you are running around in circles and every other house or building number can be located except the one you are looking for. That really fries my brain! Really! Ya!

Why should the audience come and watch Bheja Fry 2 ?

Bheja Fry 1 is reason enough. Also it’s a fantastic comedy and I can vouch for that because I only sign films which I believe in and which I believe is a value for money for audience.

Your upcoming projects…

I have another romantic movie by Sagar – Hum, Tum aur Shabana – and Shirish Kunder’s Joker.

Bheja Fry 2 is in theaters this Friday June 17th, be sure to check it out!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Agha complains over daughter’s morphed MMS scandal

Salma Agha complains over daughter’s morphed MMS scandalVeteran actress Salma Agha met the city Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik over her daughter Zarah Khan’s morphed MMS scandal.

An obscene video clip featuring a lookalike of Zarah has been uploaded in popular videosharing site YouTube.

Agha stated that the obscene video clip circulating on YouTube is not that of her daughter’s and that it is morphed.

This sexually explicit video clip has been circulated in order to tarnish both her career as well as her daughter’s.

Agha has requested the Police Commissioner to investigate into the matter and take immediate action.

Mahesh Bhatt: Jacqueline is even Hotter than Bipasha, Mallika

Mahesh Bhatt, the brain behind Murder and its sequel, admits that Jacqueline is bolder than Jism’s Bipasha Basu and Murder’s Mallika Sherawat. Says he, “We at Vishesh Films decided to make films with a high quotient of erotica to cater to the new consumer who is living a life radically different from the life I lived in my youth. “Bollywood cinema was slow to realise this but society had moved on. That is why when we made Jism and Murder and Raaz, the audience lapped it up. They had no problems with it. But the purists were outraged.

Mahesh Bhatt: Jacqueline is even Hotter than Bipasha, Mallika“For the first time in Indian cinema, Bipasha uttered the words, “the body doesn’t know love, it only knows lust.” Then we had Mallika in Murder who sleeps with another man and returns to her marriage only because her affair isn’t working out. She has an intensely fulfilling sexual extra-marital relationship and feels no guilt. This is the post modern Indian woman.

“The India in which we were groomed, was shackled to certain beliefs. In the cinema made by our predecessors — Raj Kapoor and Raj Khosla — we were invariably shown that good people fell in love while bad people had sex.

“For me, the eye-opener came when I saw Jism in Delhi and found 70 per cent of the audience comprised of rich women. It was not just being viewed by sex-hungry frontbenchers but also by an evolved upmarket audience. “Raaz was simply the precursor. With Murder 2, women have gone one step further. Jacqueline is a different animal from Mallika and Bipasha. While they sinned with their eyes open but still yearned to conform towards the end; for Murder 2’s Jackie, sex is even more casual. For her sex is like an expression. She does it as casually as she would inhale or exhale. That is what it is.” The film releases worldwide on July 8.

Sameera fights her water phobia, shocks everyone

Sameera fights her water phobia, shocks everyoneThe actress who is petrified of water, fought her fear and shot the whitewater raft sequence herself

Sameera Reddy will be seen in an all new avatar doing stunts in Priyadarshan's thriller Tezz starring Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor and Kangna Ranaut.

She has done all sorts of adventurous stunts from riding bikes to going under the water.

In one of the action sequences shot in London, Sam was required to do whitewater rafting. The actress who is scared of water fought her fear and agreed to shoot the scene herself.

A crew member informs, "Sameera was supposed to shoot a scene under water. We all knew of her fear of water so the director thought of doing the scene with a body double.

But Sameera is a such an adventure junkie that she took it up as a challenge to shoot the scene herself. We were shocked when Sam besides rafting also agreed to do the underwater scene in the freezing temperature."

"She stayed in the freezing cold water for 15-odd minutes pulling off the sequence to perfection. But when she came out she couldn't stand on her feet and her body had gone completely numb.

The unit got a bit worried but thankfully Sam got back to being normal in an hour. We gave her a lot of hot drinks and warm clothes."

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ranbir Kapoor gets his Nails cut from his Mom

Ranbir Kapoor Gets His Nails Cut From His MomRanbir Kapoor has revealed on Simi Selects India’s Most Desirable how close he is to his mother Neetu Singh.

“I’m closer to mom. My mom used to cut my nails till two years back. I’m very dependent on her.”

The actor features in the show’s first episode on June 12.

In the ‘Meet the Parents’ round, Neetu has stated, “Ranbir is very soft and polite. It is very easy to fall in love with Ranbir.”

Oooh.. now we know why the long list of girls in his life, Dippy, Kat, Nargis, Angela… Next is who?

Kareena Is In A Fix - Shahrukh Or Salman?

Kareena Is In A Fix - Shahrukh Or Salman?Kareena Kapoor is one of the rare B-town celebrities who can manage a sound relationship with both the Khans - Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan simultaneously.

When Shahrukh recently came to Delhi to promote his film Ra.One, Kareena was missing from the event. The reason? Well, she is currently shooting for her upcoming movie Bodyguard with the Dabangg Khan - Salman.

If the buzz is to be believed, Kareena was mighty upset about the fact that she could not join Shahrukh in Delhi. Another buzz is that King Khan is waiting for Kareena Kapoor to join him for the promotions, so that he can officially launch the much awaited item song - Wanna Be My Chammak Challo. But Shahrukh understands that the shooting of Bodyguard cannot be left in between.

All is well between SRK and Farah Khan

The latest buzz in tinsel town is that all is well between old pals Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan. The superstar has finally ended his enmity with Farah Khan.

Recently, during the launch of Kanika Dhillon’s debut novel, SRK was heard complimenting Farah stating that it is wonderful to work with someone (Farah) of that energy, calibre, determination and belief.

All is well between SRK and Farah KhanHe also stated that working under Farah Khan was similar to getting the best tutelage in India.

When Farah heard of this, she stated that if Shah Rukh has praised her it must be true. She is happy about it.

When asked if the tension between her and SRK is over, she stated that they both are fed up being asked the same question over and over again.

She further stated that they have made up 5 months back.

Kiran Rao defends the song D K Bose

Producer Kiran Rao stated that the lyric of D K Bose is just fine. There is nothing wrong in it. It is just a name like that of Munni or Sheila.

The director of Ra One, Abhinay Deo was pretty upset with the lyrics of the song and stated that it is likely to have a wrong impact on children.

He is even shocked as to how can a responsible producer like Aamir Khan include such a song in his upcoming home production Delhi Belly starring his nephew Imran Khan in the lead role.

Kiran further added that the lyric of the song is funny and it talks about a loser who is not lucky enough. The filmmakers had no intention of hurting anybody.

If one has a problem with the lyrics of the song he/she better not listen to it. Delhi Belly is a bold film.

It has received an A certificate from the censor board and it is scheduled to hit theatres on 1st July.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Kapoor: Ranaut is very stylish

Sonam Kapoor: Kangna Ranaut is very stylishThursday was Sonam Kapoor’s birthday and like the professional actress she is, she spent the day shooting for Mausam, her upcoming film opposite Shahid Kapoor. About any chances of her being linked with Shahid, Sonam says, “Thankfully, I haven't been linked with him. I am very fond of Shahid. He’s a dear friend and a great co-star and whichever girl he ends up with will be very lucky.

Sonam’s just back from Cannes and she says that the Red Carpet experience was awesome, but when asked about foraying into Hollywood, she says, “It depends. I have always felt that it doesn’t matter what language the film is in, it depends on the role I am offered, the project, the director and the story. Of course, I would love to do something with a brilliant director.”

Recently chosen as the face of the India International Jewellery Week, we ask what jewellery means to her. “Jewellery making is an art form, there is a lot of creativity involved and it’s an excellent investment. I love emeralds, rubies, sapphires, everything. But there is a certain classic quality to diamonds and that will always be in,” she says, adding that her father Anil Kapoor is not very good when it comes to buying jewellery.

Given the few films she has done, Sonam is already in the big league when it comes it endorsements. She, however, says, “I am doing enough for myself. It is better to concentrate on a few (products) which have quality. I have always decided to endorse the best.”

When asked about which Bollywood heroine, according to her, was the most fashionable, she says, “Karishma Kapoor and Twinkle Khanna are on my list of very fashionable people. I also find Kangana Ranaut very stylish.”

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Is Zafar using Kaif for fame?

‘Tere Bin Laden’ fame Ali Zafar, who is currently shooting for YRF’ ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ has found a reason to come in news. Sources from the set revealed that Ali, who is a co-star of Katrina Kaif in the film, has been trying to get a bit too close to the lady while shooting on the sets. More importantly, Ali has also been telling people that he’s more than just friends with his co-star.

Is Ali Zafar using Katrina Kaif for fame?According to sources, Katrina is quite gullible by nature and so, she hasn’t realized about Ali portraying that they two are more than friends. Moreover, people on the sets have also noticed a change in his attitude ever since the Pakistani-singer cum actress has got close to Katrina. The duo was also spotted spending time together in Ali’s apartment. Meanwhile, insiders say that Katrina has no qualms bonding with Ali; they feel that he is merely using her as a medium to raise fame.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ranaut all praise for Sharma

Kangna Ranaut all praise for Anushka SharmaKangna Ranaut is someone who is hard to impress. So much so, that recently she had even said that there is no one in the industry worth competing. But, now it seems she has spotted her competitor.

Kangna Ranaut, who will be soon seen in DOUBLE DHAMAAL, is all praise for Anushka Sharma. According to the actress, Anushka is one of the most talented heroines of today's time.Talking about the new heroines in Bollywood, Kangna is mighty impressed with Anushka's work. Says she, "I think Anushka is one of the most talented and beautiful actresses in the industry today. I love to see her on screen and I can spot a lot of promise in her. I loved her act in BAND BAAJA BAARAAT; it was a treat to watch her act. I think she is the best."

In DOUBLE DHAMAAL Kangna will share screen space with Mallika Sherawat. Talking about the film Kangna says, "I will dedicate this film to all my kid fans. I am sure they are going to have loads of fun watching me act in this comedy which is nothing but a laugh riot coming your way."

The winner of Comedy Ka Maha Muqabbla is ???

Star Plus came up with their unique comedy show Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla where the mentors competed with each other with their respective teams. The show has Bollywood name like Shreyas Talpade who made his television debut with this show.

Arshad Warsi and Shreyas Talpade will compete with each other in the finale and here we give you the final results.

A little birdie from the sets informs, "Yesterday, the show saw its grand finale shoot, where two most liked teams of Shreyas Talpade and Arshad Warsi fought against each other to win the competition as Shekhar's team got eliminated in the last episode of the show."

"There was no special guest for the grand finale and in the competition between Shreyas Chi Mandali and Arshad Ke Pantars, Shreyas chi mandali took the cake and won the competition. Along with these two competitors, Raveena's team and Shekhar's team also joined hands to add spice to the finale, their teams also performed for the finale ,"adds source.

Rajesh Kumar told, "We have shot for the finale but revealing the results is really unethical from my part."

We wish Shreyas Chi Mandali for their victory

Ram and Priya come face to face in Bade Achche

The protagonists of Sony TV's Bade Acche Laggte Hai, Priya (Saakshi Tanwar) and Ram (Ram Kapoor) have been shown to be going thro' a similar lonely feeling in life where they long for a perfect companion who will understand them for what they are.

The duo has had few hit and miss scenes, but have not come face to face till now.

However in tonight's episode, Ram and Priya will come face to face which will take the story to a new high.

As per the ongoing story line, Ram and Priya have had an ugly conversation on phone. In tonight's episode, Ram is forced by his step mother to have a talk with the middle class family of Kartik (Mohit Malhotra); she wants Ram to proceed with the wedding of Natasha (Sumona) and Kartik. Though Ram has a different outlook on Natasha-Kartik relationship, he is forced to abide to his mother's orders.

After all the confusion related to the accident, Sudhir, Priya's father suffers from high BP and comes to the dispensary with Priya to get his BP checked. At the same time, Ram also has a BP problem and reaches the same dispensary. Priya and Ram sit in the same room with just a curtain separating them, but don't see each other.

In another scene, Priya is about to get into her building when Ram comes there to meet Kartik's family. The lift is not working, and Priya and Ram come face to face for the first time when they are climbing the stairs. Priya sees a gasping and breathless Ram and offers to give him a glass of water. Ram goes inside Priya's house when he realizes that he has left Kartik's address in the car. He calls his driver to get it for him to the fourth floor. Priya is taken aback when she sees the driver and realizes that Ram is the same person who was rude to her on phone. Ram is equally shocked when he sees the address and understands that this is Kartik's house.

How will Priya and Ram react now? How will their love story begin?

Catch the exciting episode tonight on Sony TV..

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

First Look: Vidya Balan as Silk Smita in Milan Luthria's Dirty Picture

The first look of the film shows Vidya dressed in a red blouse and a colourful wrap-around, posing coquettishly as she nibbles her thumbnail. In case you are wondering why Vidya would take on a role that’s so unlike her real personality, Vidya says that’s where the whole challenge lies. Vidya says she is inspired from the Hollywood actress Bette Davis who played an interesting variety of roles in her acting career.

First Look: Vidya Balan as sexy Silk Smita in Milan Luthria's Dirty PictureTalking about looking curvy in Dirty Picture, Vidya says she has always loved her curves. Vidya hasn’t watched many movies of Silk Smitha, but she has seen her in Sadma and a few raunchy songs as well. As for now, enjoy Vidya as a siren in Dirty Picture.

More celebrities on Ratan Ka Rishta!

After a fun & eventful first week, Imagine's Swayamvar Season 3 – Ratan Ka Rishta, promises to be filled with high-intensity drama, action, emotion, romance in its second week…

Ragini Khanna, Rakshanda Khan gracing the sets of Ratan Ka Rishta and now we hear about a few more names who will arrive to add spice on the show.

A little birdie quips, "There will be an exciting session of photography where the grooms will get a chance to click photographs with Ratan. And the photographs will be clicked by the celebrity photographer Avinash Govarikar."

We too hear that next week, the boys will also travel with Ratan to Amer Fort where they will meet vivacious Ali Asgar and will play a lot of fun games where he will be the instigator between Ratan and the boys in a funny way. Ram Kapoor, the host of the previous seasons, will also make a surprise entry next week where he will have a heart-to-heart chat with Ratan.

Ali Asgar says, "Yes, I had shot for for Ratan Ka Rishta and it was fun to be a marriage fixer on the show. It was fun to play such games with Ratan, which were never played before."

Well, Ratan seems to have a long way to go before she gets to decide her groom...

Karan Singh to be Gaurav's gay partner in Maryada

Karan Singh to be Gaurav's gay partner in MaryadaKaran Singh, who was seen in Imagine TV's Jamunia and is currently seen in Star Plus' Love U Zindagi, will be seen in 'Maryada...Lekin Kab Tak? in a very interesting and challenging role.

As the secret of Gaurav (Dakssh Ajit Singh) being a gay is revealed in the family, the question that lingers in the viewers' mind is about Gaurav's partner

A source from the sets informs, "Karan Singh has been finalized to essay Karan who is Gaurav's boy friend and will enter the frame to make the picture more clear about their relationship."

"He will start shooting in a day or two. However the promo for his entry has been shot, and will be on air any moment."

Karan Singh confirmed, "Yes, I have been lucky to essay such a character which I never tried or even tested before on small screen. I had sleepless nights thinking on the character because essaying a gay character is not that easy a job and an actor has to maintain the thin line of the character so that it doesn't get vulgar."

What is your character all about? "The character of Karan will be as normal as any other guy and won't be like any other gay characters which are shown on screen with cozy acts. Hope the character comes out well."

All we can say is it's a challenging role Karan Singh!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ready for more

A two-year gap is huge, especially when there are youngsters clamouring to be part of Bollywood. But trust Asin to get back in the reckoning in style. Busy with the promotions of Ready (remake of the Telugu film Ready) with Salman Khan, the effervescent actor is packing her bags for a month-and-a-half stay in London for her film Housefull 2 opposite Akshay Kumar and is also bracing herself to face Shah Rukh Khan in the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's “2 States.” Ask her if she is all set to pull out one ace after another in Bollywood, and she says, “I just feel happy and blessed that I am working with actors of such repute. First Salman and next up is my film with Akshay. Not just that, the banners I am working with are also huge. As for 2 States, I wouldn't like to comment.”

Asin Ready for moreA picture of confidence, Asin knows now is the time to make up for her last film's dismal box office report. Bollywood's been a mixed bag; while Ghajini made a huge impact, the big-budgeted London Dreams didn't fire anybody's imagination and, except for television commercials, the actor has not been seen in a single movie since 2009. Does she regret the decision to move to the Hindi film industry when she was at her peak in Tamil films? “I think it was a good decision,” reiterates Asin. “But it isn't like people think; I hadn't planned my move to Bollywood, though I will agree that the scope of reaching out to a larger audience exists in the Hindi film industry. I was approached by the producers who were thinking of remaking Ghajini and I saw no harm in being part of this wonderful team,” says the actor, denying any ambition of shifting to Mumbai for work then.

“I'd like to believe I am an actor of Indian cinema, and I have a soft spot for cinema in the South as it gave me the opportunity to explore myself as an actor,” she says, when asked about her plans to continue in southern films. “I have a lot of offers coming in for Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films, but I seriously think I should choose with care. I have done several films in the South and don't want to repeat myself. The day I get something new and exciting, I will sign it,” she says, adding she hasn't currently green lighted any regional project.

Despite the failure of London Dreams, she has got another chance to work opposite Salman. An opportunity any other actor would have given her right arm for? Asin chuckles, “Having worked with Salman twice, I can say I am armless!” Speaking about her co-star, she says, “As an actor, Salman is a challenge to work with because he throws anything at you once the camera rolls. You have to think on your feet and be ready for anything, he is that spontaneous. As a person, Salman is absolutely unpretentious. It's difficult to believe that a person like this exists in the world of showbiz.” In Ready, Asin plays Sanjana (essayed by Genelia D'Souza in the original) who falls in love with Prem (Salman) and has to fend off the greedy intentions of some of her relatives who are eyeing her wealth. The focus is clearly on Salman in this one, with Asin admitting that the Telugu script has been tweaked to not only suit North Indian sensibilities but also Salman's superstar status. Doesn't it make her insecure that consequently the hero is hogging the limelight when it comes to promotions? “It's a reflection of our male-dominated society. A commercial format naturally focusses on the hero. I have no problems with that. I am happy with the space I am occupying. Also I think that as a superstar, Salman deserves every bit of the adoration and space he is getting.”

The actor says she hasn't been influenced in the least by Genelia's portrayal of Sanjana. “I had watched the original film casually even before I was approached to do it. I have followed Anees Bazmee's (director, Ready) vision of the story and the character.”

Stories abound in tinsel town that Asin's refusal to wear revealing clothes and be part of intimate scenes is proving to be a hindrance to her career. Ask her about it, and her reply is straightforward. “I am not aware of this but at the same time I am comfortable only in a certain setup. There is a thin line dividing the aesthetic and the vulgar. I will do only what I am comfortable with. As for intimate scenes, nobody has yet approached me for any such so that's merely speculation. My career will run with or without such support,” she asserts.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kanika Dhillon: Shahrukh Khan nurtures young talent

Kanika Dhillon: Shahrukh Khan nurtures young talentShe is 28, has written a book, is a London School of Economics (LSE) alumnus and has penned the screenplay and dialogues of Shah Rukh Khan's RA.One, touted to be Bollywood's costliest film. Kanika Dhillon, the creative content head of Shah Rukh's Red Chillies Entertainment, says the star is among the few producers in Bollywood who nurture young talent. "When I came to work in Mumbai, I knew I wanted to work with Shah Rukh Khan. Look at what he's done, where he's come from...and what he is today. His success story is a fable!," Dhillon, originally from Amritsar, told.

"He is among the few people who nurture young talent in the industry, without looking at the background, the experience, age and other such things. He is one of those few who is so clued in with what the younger generation likes and dislikes...and that's what makes him what he is!" she added.

Dhillon is ready to launch her first novel "Bombay Duck Is A Fish" on Monday. The book traces the journey of small-town girl Neki Brar, who like countless other starstruck people, leaves her cushy corporate job and comes to Mumbai to make it big as a Bollywood filmmaker. And like many, Neki too is enamoured of King Khan. Neki's story is quite similar to Dhillon's. A well-read girl, who graduated from Delhi University's St.Stephen's College, she went on to study at LSE with a major in media and communication for the sake of her parents, for whom her filmmaking ambitions were an "embarrassment".

But Dhillon, who started her Bollywood stint as an assistant director of Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om, clarifies that her book is only 30 percent of her own life. "My book doesn't capture how Bollywood works. It captures the human emotions behind wanting to meet your own destiny. It is a human story about passion, love, faith, betrayal, success and all those emotions that one comes across in the path of achieving their dreams," she said.

With Shah Rukh portrayed as a phenomenon in her book, it was only appropriate that she wanted the superstar to unveil the book. And Dhillon is more than glad that he agreed without hesitation. "I have been working with Shah Rukh for five years. But the feeling was fantastic when he said yes to launching my book. It was a big news for me. For two days, I couldn't believe he would launch my book, but he has been very encouraging on every platform," said Dhillon.

"If people feel that reading my book turns out to be a good visual experience, I would love to turn it into a screenplay. But it depends on how well it is received," she added. Film direction is also on Dhillon's mind - who feels it is a "natural progression" for anyone passionate about filmmaking. For now, however, she is looking forward to the launch of her book and the release of Ra.One, in which she has given some heartwarming dialogues like "Some superheroes wear a mask, this one wears a heart". Dhillon has also started to write her next book "Kalma" - a true story of a Muslim girl.

Malti's entry to clear the cloud for Toasty

Malti's entry to clear the cloud for Toasty

As per the ongoing track of Sony TV's Saas Bina Sasural, Toasty has left the house due to the misunderstanding between the family on Malti's (Roshni Bannerjee) matter. But the upcoming track will bring a twist in the tale.

A insider informs, "As Malti has entered the house now, she will prove to be an eye opener for Chaturvedi and will eventually clear the air about Toasty (Aishwarya Sakhuja) being innocent and will explain that she has no bad intentions for the family. She will also prove that whatever Toasty has done was for the well being of the family."

"Malti will not only make the family realize its fault but will also leave Tej (Ravi Dubey) to think about his decision of not being with Toasty.With this Tej will feel guilty about his verdict and will try to bring toasty back, "adds source.

Aishwarya Sakhuja aka Toasty says, "Even I have heard about this happening but I have no clue whether I will be back."

Will toasty return to the Chaturvedi family? Is something to wait and watch…