Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Celina Jaitley announces marriage on Twitter

Celina Jaitley announced her marriage to hotelier Peter Haag on Twitter over the weekend. Rumours of their possible union was doing the rounds of Bollywood for quite a while – some rumours are true then!

Celina Jaitley announces marriage on TwitterCelina tweeted - "Beloved tweeple. ..With great pleasure I would like to announce my wedding with peterhaag on the 23rd of last month at a thousand year old monastery in Austria. We seek your blessings and good wishes, and apologize for the delayed announcement due to a family tragedy. Here is a picture of the most cherished moment of our lives. [The following picture features myself and my beloved husband, flanked by my dearest father in law to my left, and my brother in law to Peter’s right.]" Media sources say that the marriage took place 6 months back but Celina announced it over the recent weekend. The couple, as media sources claim, were engaged last year in Mumbai.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sonakshi won't share her item with Minissha

Sonakshi won't share her item with MinisshaACCORDING to the grapevine, not all is well between Sonakshi Sinha and Minissha Lamba, both of whom are starring in Shirish Kunder's Joker, an upcoming fantasy film that will also star Akshay Kumar.

Sources claimed that after Lamba heard about Sinha's item number that would be choreographed by Farah Khan (Kunder's wife), she requested the director that she be made a part of it.

The fact that Sinha would be doing an item number has already created quite a stir in the media.

However, Sinha insisted that Lamba be kept out of the song and Kunder in order to make peace had to reportedly promise Lamba a music video for the film instead.

A source said Lamba was right to feel jittery about Sinha's item number.

"After the way Zarine Khan walked away with all the attention in Ready with just one item song, stealing Asin's thunder, and with Kareena having to put her foot down with regards to Katrina's item song in Bodyguard, Minissha wanted to take no chances. That's why she asked Shirish to include her in the number, " he said.

When contacted, Kunder said, "Yes, Minissha did express a desire to be in the item song. I'd have loved her to be part of it.

Unfortunately, her character is not supposed to be introduced at the stage the item song appears in the film. I have, however, promised that I'll shoot a special music video with her."

Minissha Lamba was, however, evasive when asked why she wasn't part of the song. "I don't know about all that. It's a creative call taken by the director, " she said.

First Teaser: As sultry as it gets - Vidya in 'The Dirty Picture'

First Teaser: As sultry as it gets - Vidya in 'The Dirty Picture'Vidya Balan has never exposed as much - but in the first look of "The Dirty Picture", inspired by late southern sex icon Silk Smitha's life, she has painted a perfect picture in an itsy-bitsy red blouse matched with luscious red lipstick.

The actress stands undaunted even as three men - Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi - get too close for comfort in the poster, which was released on social networking sites Friday.

"The poster and the logo of the film has a very 1980s feel to it because the movie is set in that period.

We will be launching the first trailer of 'The Dirty Picture' in Mumbai August 30," Girish Johar, head of acquisition and distribution, Balaji Motion Pictures, told over the phone from Mumbai.

The film is set to release Dec 2, the birth anniversary of Silk Smitha, who became a symbol of sensuality after featuring in bold and semi-nude roles. Later, financial crises and personal problems took a toll on her life.

It is this moving story that has been captured in this latest offering by Ekta Kapoor.

In tune with the period that the movie is set in, the Balaji unit has chosen to launch the first trailer at Galaxy, a single screen theatre in Mumbai.

"It is because the movie has the 1980s charm of Indian cinema, we chose not to go to any five star hotel or a multiplex to launch the first teaser. The theatre will be set up in a way that reminds people of good old times," said Johar.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sonakshi Sinha proves Curves are Beautiful

Sonakshi Sinha’s weight issues will now have to take a back seat as the actress has decided to prove to all the finger-pointers that curves are indeed beautiful! She is now all set to appear in Shirish Kunder’s film ‘Joker’ where she does a sizzling hot dance number.

Sonakshi Sinha proves Curves are BeautifulSonakshi herself admits that she has weight issues but she openly claims that she does not believe that one needs to be stick thin to create a stand in the industry.

It’s not that she does not have to work hard to maintain her body. The actress said, “I work hard to maintain myself and always try to look better…. Also if I have been accepted for the way I look, why would I do anything to change it? There is pressure from a lot of people, but that’s not what my audience wants. I’m happy with the way I look.”

She also rubbished rumours about Shirish’s demand that she loses weight. She clarified saying, “If it were true, I wouldn’t have five films lined up,” says the Dabangg actress.

Just recently at the Lakme india Fashion Week, many including her fans had commented on her ‘plump’ look on the ramp. In fact, Rakhi Sawant wrote on her blog that she can help out Sonakshi in losing some pounds.

Pregnant Lara is missing hubby Mahesh

To be mummy and actor Lara Dutta may be missing husband and ace tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi but he seems to have more than made up for the absence. Mahesh has been touring the US for various tournaments for the past couple of days. Owing to this, he too is missing out on spending time with wife Lara who is expecting.

Pregnant Lara is missing hubby MaheshMahesh, who makes it a point to either travel with wife or take a break in between his tournaments, is missing out on spending time with her as Lara cannot fly during her pregnancy. But the wait has worth it as Mahesh and partner Leander Paes have clinched the Cincinnati Open Title in the US.

A visibly elated Lara Dutta posted on her Twitter page, “And THAT’S how we finish off an amazing Sunday! CongratulatioAns @ Maheshbhupathi and Leander for clinching the Cincinnati Open Title!!!!! :)” Besides wifey Lara who was seen congratulatory the duo, new found friend Neil Nitin Mukesh too sent his congratulatory messages to Mahesh.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sonakshi Sinha's item song for `Joker

Sonakshi Sinha is all set to shake her booty in an item number for Shirish Kunder’s `Joker` starring Akshay Kumar. The `Dabangg` hottie does not believe in slapping the term “item number” on songs that are meant for dance. Though it was wondered if Sonakshi’s weighty woes would ever be able to do justice to an “item number”, the girl is confident of carrying herself in the best possible way. So, Sona is gung-ho about proving people wrong.

Sonakshi Sinha's item song for `Joker

Imran Khan wants Delhi Belly 2

Imran Khan wants Delhi Belly 2Imran Khan needs Delhi Belly 2Imran Khan, the film’s lead actor, is all for the film’s sequel. At the same time, Khan maintains that the sequel shouldn’t be rushed into. A proper script that justifies the need for a sequel should be put in place first.

“Delhi Belly ended on a note that leaves the scope for a sequel. If and when Akshat Verma (writer) and Abhinay Deo (director) come up with a script, I would love to be a part of it,” Imran says. Imran also doesn’t mind the generous use of expletives in the dialogues, which will be in the sequel as well, whenever Delhi Belly 2 is made. Presently, Imran is looking forward to the release of his next film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan with Katrina Kaif. Imran recently said that Katrina is the most hardworking actress he has worked with so far. Meanwhile, coming back to Delhi Belly 2, we’re sure opinions will be divided over whether the sequel should be made or not. So we ask you. Do you want Delhi Belly 2? Or do you think ‘shit’ shouldn’t ‘happen’ again?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kareena doesn't want to keep a bodyguard

Kareena Kapoor doesn’t believe in keeping a bodyguard, as she doesn’t like her fans being treated badly. She believes that whatever she has achieved so far is because of them, which is why she always makes it a point to give autographs and allows her fans to click a picture with her. The only time the actor keeps a bodyguard is when she is making an appearance in a crowded place.

Kareena doesn't want to keep a bodyguardBut considering her next film is titled Bodyguard, ask her if her opinion has changed now and she just smiles and says that co-star Salman Khan is her new bodyguard.

Bipasha Basu returns for Bhatt's Raaz 3

After being at loggerheads for a while now, looks like Bipasha Basu is being welcomed back into the Bhatt camp with open arms. On Thursday, she signed the much talked-about third part of the Raaz franchise and was officially back to being a Bhatt girl.

Bipasha Basu returns for Bhatt's Raaz 3"Mukesh Bhatt wanted Bipasha to do an item song in Murder 2. But Bipasha demand for a huge amount of money took the Bhatts by surprise. The Bhatt's were not pleased with her attitude, especially since they were instrumental in Bipasha's rise to stardom by casting her in films Jism and Raaz at an early stage of her career.

In fact, the Bhatt's were so upset that Bipasha was not even invited to the Murder 2 success party. All this, though, is a thing of the past. Bipasha has slashed her price for the Bhatt camp and signed Raaz 3," says a source close to the camp.

When contacted, Mukesh Bhatt confirmed, "Yes, I can say that Bipasha has been welcomed home. She was destined to do the best and in Vishesh Films, we are giving her the best."When asked about the price factor and the dispute, Mukesh Bhatt was unwilling to divulge details of the fallout. He said, "The fact is that we are working together, which means we have a beautiful understanding. Let bygones be bygones. It is a home-coming for her and for Vikram Bhatt. We are all set to make a box office bonanza and we promise that it will be bigger than the first Raaz."

Vikram Bhatt, echoing Mukesh's sentiments, said, "Bipasha is an important part of the team that created the brand Raaz. I am happy to be working with her again and I am determined to recreate the same magic, with the whole-hearted support of the Murder 2 team - Emraan and Jacqueline, along with writer Shagufta Rafique. Just await the three idiots of horror and romance."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hema and Esha unite style at Lakme Fashion Week

Hema and Esha unite style at Lakme Fashion WeekBollywood actresses Hema Malini and Esha deol raised the mercury on the third day Friday of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2011 when the mother-daughter duo strutted down the ramp in creations designed by Shyamal and Bhumika.

While Hema was wearing a maroon saree with part velvet, part brocade layers, daughter Esha sported a highly-embellished lehenga choli of the same colour. "I have never worn such a lovely saree. It looks like Kanjivaram but it`s lighter with hand woven brocade work. The idea was to canvas the golden era," Hema, 62, told reporters after the show. The designers were elated to have the mother-daughter duo for the show.

"It`s amazing to have Esha and Hemaji here to showcase the line. Esha is wearing a silk velvet ghagra and it has heavy zardosi hand embroidery. We specialise in hand embroidery, that`s what Shyamal and Bhumika are known for. We have done lots of hand works with contrasting colours; that`s our forte," Bhumika said.

The collection was inspired by the age-old Jamaas, Chogaas, Peshwas, Achkans and Kaidar Lehengas of the 17th century. The lines include some streamline sherwanee jackets teamed with gorgeous skirts sensuous cholas worn over avant grade Kalidaar lehengaas, floor sweeping Anarkalees, elongated yokes and kurtees. Jewel-toned colours like ruby wine, sunlight cream, nile blue, honey gold, aurora red, burnt orange, pale gold, lilac rose, peacock green were predominant in the collection.

Pregnant Ash flaunts her baby bump with aplomb!

Pregnant Ash flaunts her baby bump with aplomb!Aishwarya may have lost Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine' due to her pregnancy but it is certainly not stopping her from doing other lucrative assignments.

The Bachchan bahu is in her sixth month of pregnancy and totally enjoying her pre motherhood phase along with wrapping up her previous professional commitments.

The actress was recently spotted in Bangkok for the shooting of her new Lux ad. Ash looked absolutely stunning in her off-shoulder peach-coloured gown designed by Manish Malhotra. She was glowing and full of energy and excitement.

The mommy-to-be reached the sets on time and was extremely professional. After seeing Ash on the sets everyone was stunned by her glowing face.

Soon after the shoot, she flew over to London with husband Abhishek Bachchan.

Sonakshi out, Sexy Sam is in

After Sonakshi Sinha and Deepika Padukone walking out of Kamal Hassan's ambitious Kollywood project Vishwaroopam, buzz is the South superstar has roped in Sameera Reddy to play his wife in the movie.

Says a source, "Kamal wanted an actress with a Bollywood connect. Sonakshi was first signed for it, but unfortunately she left the project due to date as well as weight issues."

Apparently, Sonakshi opted out of Hassan's bilingual film due to her prior commitment to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Rowdy Rathod.

Once she backed out, the grapevine was buzzing with news of Kamal's offer being rejected by several A-List actresses in Bollywood.

Date issues

Deepika Padukone, who also refused the role, cited a packed schedule as her reason. "Plus she is to star opposite Rajnikanth, Kamal's archrival down South, " adds the source.

Finally, Kamal decided to sign on Sameera. A source close to the actress confirms, "Yes, she is doing the film.

She is very glad to be a part of the project. Though she is too young to play Kamal Hassan's wife, it is a big opportunity for her."

Shilpa gets sensual, to do bold scenes with Chinese actor

Shilpa gets sensual, to do bold scenes with Chinese actorThe actress has indulged in some intimate scenes in her next movie 'The Desire: A Journey of A Woman'Link

The last time we saw Shilpa Shetty on the big screen, she was prancing around on a beautiful beach in a two-piece with John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan for company.

And though her Dostana act attracted more eyeballs than she could have imagined, the Bollywood beauty is definitely in the mood to display more than just her much-envied figure.

Shilpa, who is playing an Oddisi dancer in her next film The Desire: A Journey of A Woman, has apparently indulged in some seriously bold sequences with co-star Xia Yu in the film.

"I had no qualms in doing these scenes as these sequences are an integral part of the film, and have been aesthetically shot, " says Shilpa.

Daring notes

It does looks like one of the most interesting characters Shilpa has essayed in her 17-year-long career.

Which is why it is not surprising that the actress would go to any lengths to make herself look convincing enough on screen.

Shilpa gets sensual, to do bold scenes with Chinese actorSays a source, "In the film, a world famous Chinese painter is madly in love with Shilpa's character Gautami, but she does not really respond to him.

These sequences are a part of the story building up to how far their friendship goes."

The actress, who has been looking for a substantial script to come her way since her much-acclaimed performance in Anurag Basu's Life In A Metro, seems more than happy with this project.

"The film traces Gautami's journey through a number of years.

The love story is beautiful and the passion between the two characters is almost like a painting. I would say that it's my character Gautami, who is bold, and not the scenes per say, " explains Shilpa.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor take a secret break!

The Kapoor khandaan may be in mourning and the two actors, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan may have hectic schedules, but they always make time for love and leisure. The two took off for a quiet vacation to London on Sunday night. The couple will be living it up and enjoying some bonding time.

A much needed break for Bebo, who shooting schedules and promotional appearances lined up for a while. Plus, the passing of her grand-uncle would have also taken a toll on the young lady.

Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor take a secret break!"Last week they were shooting for Agent Vinod, but nobody knew what Kareena had planned for Saif's birthday. She requested Saif's production partner Dinesh Vijan for five days off from the shoot to whisk him off to London. This year, Saif's birthday plans have been kept completely quiet and nobody except their families know where they are. They are staying at their favourite hotel Claridge's. Kareena even made all the arrangements for the birthday dinner on Tuesday night at an exclusive resto-bar in London," a source revealed to TOI.

While Kareena completed most of her professional commitments before leaving. Saif, on the other hand, can't be too far away from work. He has some meeting scheduled for his time in London as well. "They don't want anybody to know about their vacation, so they quietly flew out on August 14. This time the couple didn't want anybody to know what Kareena's birthday plans for Saif were. Their close friends got to know only the next day," the source added.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vidya Balan married?

Vidya Balan married?Vidya Balan was married off to beau Siddharth Roy Kapoor for a day, thanks to gossipmongers on social networking sites

Vidya Balan fans got a huge jolt on Tuesday, all thanks to social networking sites. The actress was conveniently married off to UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapoor.

A strong buzz went around within the web world about how the South Indian beauty had already tied the knot with Kapoor a week ago.

Not just that, gossipmongers even speculated that the couple was scheduled to leave for their honeymoon as soon as Vidya completed her shoot for The Dirty Picture in Hyderabad.

However, we have good news. The actress is very much a bachelorette and has no plans of getting hitched anytime soon. When contacted, all she said was: "It is so untrue."

Interestingly, all this happened on a day that was very special for both.

It was Kapoor's birthday on August 2 and though that was good news enough, their fans who spread the news were clearly too excited.

All we can confirm is that the two took a trip out of the country as Siddharth does on every birthday, and spent the day together.

Rumours about Vidya and Kapoor dating each other have been doing the rounds since No One Killed Jessica.

Speculations only increased when the two were spotted holidaying in Goa and then in Khandala.

Apparently, Vidya has also been accompanying Kapoor on a few family functions, pretty much putting an official stamp on them as a couple.

John shows off to Asin

John Abraham shows off to AsinActors John Abraham and Asin have been bonding these days like long lost friends. The two met on the sets of Housefull 2 and sources say that they have remained in touch ever since. "John recently organised a private screening of one of his forthcoming films for Asin. Since, Asin was part of the original, John wanted to know what does she feel about the movie," says a source who's also a part of the film's unit.

But it's not just movies that the two are bonding on; apparently the two are also sharing a lot of tips on workouts. "Asin is very keen on John's workout methods and really appreciates them. John has also shared a lot of tips with her. The two were hanging out a lot when they were shooting together. They even discussed a few movie possibilities, but we don't know the details," the unit member added.

Asin, her staff members on the sets say that she chose to hang out with the boys when they used to get time off from the shooting. "She became a part of the boy's gang. Akshay (Kumar), Mithun (Chakraborthy), John, Riteish (Deshmukh) would hang out together. She felt comfortable with the boys and used to take part in the pranks as well on the sets," her staff member adds.

However it wasn't a smooth start for Asin during the initial phases as she was in trouble because one of her staff members was not granted the visa on time. "Asin flew out without her make-up and hair person. As you know that these people are extremely important for an actorwhen they are shooting. However, everybody helped out Asin with the hair and make-up during the shoot until her staff member arrived. The make-up artist arrived 15 days later, but by that time Asin was already through more than half of the shooting," the unit member ended.

'Singham' actress Kajal Aggarwal makes her ramp debut

Singham" actress Kajal Aggarwal Monday made her debut on the ramp at the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW). Kajal, who has worked in more than 20 Telugu and Tamil films and was recently seen opposite Ajay Devgan in Rohit Shetty's "Singham", strutted down the ramp as the show stopper for CVM Exports at IIJW's last show on Day two.

'Singham' actress Kajal Aggarwal makes her ramp debutLinkThe 26-year-old was wearing a yellow off shoulder gown and an elaborate neckpiece and earrings made of uncut diamonds. "I'm wearing this beautiful piece from the moon collection. It's basically pearls with uncut diamonds. I love it because it's unique and exquisite and the best thing I like about it is the fact that it is this lovely amalgamation of classic and contemporary which works very well. Its basically meant for brides," Kajal told reporters here.

So was she nervous walking the ramp for the first time? "Although this was my first time on the ramp, I wasn't nervous. I was just really excited," she said. "I wish I could rehearse, but I flew down from Chennai today (Monday) itself so I didn't get the time to rehearse," she added. Finally when asked, what is her favourite piece of jewellery, the actress replied: "My favourite piece of jewellery is the diamond ring that my father gifted me. I never leave home without it."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Poonam Pandey to lead slutwalk in Mumbai

“Full support to Slut Walk in Delhi! n Soon u will see me heading the Walk Ahead in Mumbai... wish i was der at Delhi today for the slut walk,” Poonam posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Poonam Pandey to lead slutwalk in MumbaiAfter becoming a sensation in Toronto and Melbourne, the SlutWalk in New Delhi was carried under the name of 'Besharmi Morcha'. The campaign is an action to protest the stereotyping and sexual violence against women. According to reports, Mumbai will host the Slut Walk in September. Poonam hogged the limelight during Cricket World Cup when she announced that she will strip in the green room if India wins the trophy, but it never happened. She also featured on the fourth season of "Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi"