Thursday, September 8, 2011

Paris Hilton in aamchi Mumbai

Paris Hilton in aamchi Mumbai After weeks of speculation, heiress and international celebrity Paris Hilton will visit Mumbai this month-end to launch her line of handbags and accessories in India, the event's organisers confirmed on Tuesday.

Hilton, who is also an actor, singer, designer and entrepreneur, will be in Mumbai for three days, Brand Concepts CEO Abhinav Kumar said.

The socialite is expected to be in the city from September 24 to 26. "This is her first trip to Indian continent and we are confident she will enjoy her stay in the country," he further added.

Besides launching the handbags and accessories designed by her, branded 'Paris Hilton', she will also interact with her fans too, Kumar said.

However, details like the exact dates of her arrival, the place of her stay, her itinerary, and also if she would bring along her pet Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, are being kept strictly under wraps.

Also, it remains to be seen if the rumours about her appearance on Bollywood director Karan Johar's chat show will really happen or not.

Hollywood in B-Town

Hugh Jackman - 2011
John Travolta - 2010
Akon - 2011
Gerard Butler - 2009
Ralph Fiennes - 2007
Ashley Judd - 2007
Richard Gere - 2007
Will Smith - 2006
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie - 2006
Apart from these, many more stars have visited the country over the years. Their favourite destination being the royal Rajasthan: Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Madonna, Mick Jagger.

Mausam 'Cowed' down

Mausam `Cowed` down Nowadays it appears that animals have more rights and privileges than human beings, at least as far as the censor board is concerned.

The five promotional trailers of Mausam are pending clearance, reportedly on 'humanitarian' grounds, as one of them features a cow. Not that the cow is being ill-treated or even milked on screen. It's just a cow passing by in a frame. Yes, you heard that right.

The censor board has now asked the Mausam producers to obtain clearance from the Animal Welfare Board, in order to get clearance.

Producer Sheetal Talwar is livid. "I understand any shot of an animal in a film has to be cleared by the Animal Welfare Board. For our film Rakht Charitra we even had to get clearance from the Board for random street dogs that wandered into the frame. Fair enough. There's a shot of a cow in Mausam. We are ready to get a clearance from the Animal Welfare Board for it." Talwar however wonders why all the teaser trailers have been held back.

"The censors are welcome to hold back the trailer with the cow, until we get clearance. But why hold back all five trailers?"

Pankaja Thakur, chief executive officer of the censor board said, "The regional officer in Mumbai, JP Singh, has examined the promos, and cleared all the same."

Singh however said, "The Animal Welfare Board's NOC (no-objection certificate) is required in order to show animals on screen."

Yuvika Chaudhary declines Bigg Boss 5 offer

Yuvika Chaudhary declines Bigg Boss 5 offerYuvika Chaudhary was approached for Bigg Boss 5.

But the starlet refused the offer as she is not too comfortable talking about her personal life and having a camera 24/7 focussing on her.

Looks like she'd rather concentrate on the big screen calling with Govinda recommending her.

Madhuri caught me half-naked, claims Hrithik!

Madhuri caught me half-naked, claims Hrithik! Hrithik Roshan has revealed that Madhuri Dixit had caught him half nanga!

On Preity Zinta's show, Duggu went red faced while revealing that during the making of Koyla, Hrithik was just a munna assisting his dad.

After a shower he was draped in a towel and was busy reciting some dialogues on his own, when Mads entered the room.

Thankfully, Duggu didn't drop the towel Ranbir Kapoor style.

Move over, Malaika. here comes hot and latest item bomb

Move over, Malaika... here comes hot and latest item bomb Scarlet is the name. Scarlet Mellish Wilson. This English girl is the latest item bomb to hit Bollywood.

And according to director Dibakar Bannerjee she knows the Bollywood moves better than any desi girl. Hence her add-on presence in Dibakar Bannerjee’s Shanghai.

Apparently the original plan was to get Katrina Kaif to do the very desi very earthy item song in Shanghai.

Says a source, “Katrina is a friend of Dibakar’s. In fact he was supposed to do film with Katrina and Imran Khan. Ever since then the two have remained in touch.

There was a situation in Shanghai where an item song was required to be performed for a bunch of politicians.

Dibakar thought Katrina’s dancing abilities could be given a completely different spin. But then someone recommended Scarlet. ”

Dibakar can’t stop raving about his new item girl. “Someone recommended Scarlet for our item song. I couldn’t believe how well she danced!

Scarlet is by far one of the best dancers in the Bollywood form I’ve seen. Usually when foreigners do Bollywood dancing there’s a certain amount of stiffness in their movements. Not Scarlet. She takes to the rhythms as though she was born to the desi beat. ”

Vishal-Shekhar were assigned the task of composition.

Says Dibakar, “They’ve come up with this rocking number Imported Kamariya which we’ll be shooting with Scarlet shortly. Trust me, she will take Bollywood by storm. ”

In the meanwhile Scarlet is being kept under wraps, far away from the prying eyes of item-fixated producers in Bollywoood.

Apparently the Brit Bollywood sizzler has been convinced by contractual means to let Imported Kamariya be her launch-pad in Hindi cinema.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

After getting dumped by Rascals, Paris Hilton to sue Kangana

After getting dumped by Rascals, Paris Hilton to sue KanganaSources say Kangna Ranaut was deliberately excluded from the title track of her estranged pal's forthcoming film

While Kangna Ranaut may deny a fall-out with Sanjay and Maanayata, she certainly can't ignore the consequences of rubbing the Dutts the wrong way!

In the title track of the forthcoming Rascals, the actress has apparently been deliberately left out, despite having enough time to shoot for the same.

The rest of the cast Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Lisa Haydon have been featured in the song.

Incidentally Lisa, who featured in Aisha, was roped in the film after the filiming had started and a role was specially written for her.

Sources say the move to exclude her was intentional, as by the time it was shot during their recent Thailand schedule, relations between Sanju (who is also the film's producer) and Kangs had strained even further. As a result, director David Dhawan decided to shoot it only with the threesome.

Kangna was at one time extremely close to the Dutts. But when she started making statements about her proximity to them, it left them flummoxed.

After getting dumped by Rascals, Paris Hilton to sue Kangana Also, Ameesha Patel, who is also dear to the couple, was dragged into it as Kangna felt she had become more close to them than Ameesha. And, of course, not to mention she recently turned down an offer to star opposite Sanju Baba.

Guess Kangs still needs to learn a thing or two about maintaining good relations in B-Town!

Paris to sue Kangs?

Kangna Ranaut claimed she was approached to be the face of Paris Hilton Fashions in India. But Paris, extremely miffed about the false news, is planning to sue the actress.

Her reps have stated that Kangna was never approached.

Kangs met Paris in Dubai courtesy Paris's friendship with her ex Adhyayan Suman but no such deal was offered and nor does Paris remember Kangna.

Is Emraan scared of Randeep?

Is Emraan scared of Randeep?Yet another war seems to be brewing in B-Town, and this time it does not involve the superstar Khans or the industry's leading ladies.

Ever since their first movie Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai together, Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda have apparently not shared the friendliest of vibes.

And now, the hostility between the two is slowly bubbling to the surface, threatening to disrupt the making of a new film they've signed together.

Apparently, Emraan is not happy about the powerful nature of Randeep's role in Jannat 2. He has asked director Kunal Deshmukh, who also happens to be his friend, to make certain changes that would make his own character as, if not more, powerful.

No partiality

Is Emraan scared of Randeep? However, Deshmukh is unwilling to give in to any of his demands. "I guess, since Emraan played the lead in Jannat, he feels this franchise is his domain.

However, Jannat 2 has been scripted as a two-hero film, so we aren't changing anything. Randeep's role will be given the same care, and will be subject to the same detailing as Emraan's, " says Kunal.

According to our source, Emraan feels he should not be taken for granted in any Bhatt film given his relationship with them.

"He feels that he's a Bhatt camp ka bachcha. He has not taken kindly to Deshmukh's directorial obstinacy, as he feels that after doing two films with the director they share a comfort level that cannot be taken for granted."

While it's great that Kunal has decided to go with his director's instincts, we're sure he'll have plenty of fireworks to deal with on the sets once the shoot for Jannat 2 begins.

Laxmi Manchu, yet another south hottie arrives

Laxmi Manchu, yet another south hottie arrivesRGV likes women in all shapes and sizes is well- known.

What is new is that he has suddenly developed this undying chahat for southern beauties.

After signing Laxmi Manchu opposite Sanjay Dutt in his cop drama, the director has roped in Madhu Shalini, another southern item, for a pivotal role.

Apparently Madhu is a replica of Manisha Koirala.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First look: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge

Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge is a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of social networking. It tells the story of two losers, Vishal & Preity who fake their identities online to woo two really hot people, Malvika & Rahul. Little do they know that the person they totally hate in real life is the same person, they've fallen in love with online.

First look: Mujhse Fraaandship KarogeThe film marks the debut of actors, Saqib Saleem, Saba Azad, Tara D'Souza & Nishant Dahiya besides director, Nupur Asthana who was previously known for hugely popular cult TV shows like Hip Hip Hurray & Mahi Way and one of the most talented indie musicians of India, Raghu Dixit as composer. Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge hits theatres on October 14, 2011.

First Look: Has Kajal Agarwal gone topless?

First Look: Has Kajal Agarwal gone topless?Aaye haaye, what is this I hear... Kajal Agarwal has gone topless.

Yes yes, that Singham girl has gone almost nanga punga for the cover of a men's magazine.

She is inspired by none other than Hollywood's Lindsay Lohan, who had shot for that popular cover for a mag back in 2004.

I also hear Italian phataka Monica Belucci had done something similar too.

One thing is pucca...Kajal's mentor Ajay Devgan may want to preserve that issue!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sheila becomes Munni for Rs 2.5 crore

Sheila becomes Munni for Rs 2.5 croreLast year's biggest Bollywood competition was between two popular songs, Sheila Ki Jawani and Munni Badnaam Hui, but in a strange turn of events, Sheila, or rather Katrina Kaif is set to become Munni.

The makers of the under-production Osthi, the Tamil version of Dabangg, plagued by fears of a possible comparison between the new Munni Badnaam Hui with the original, have decided to go for a new version of the song.

According to sources, they are signing Katrina Kaif for it and have reportedly set aside Rs 2.5 crore for the song.

While Farah Khan choreographed the original song, Saroj Khan will work on the new version. A source said, "Saroj has just completed a great number for Prabhu Deva's Rowdy Rathore. When Osthi's director S Darani learnt about it, he decided on Saroj."

According to the source, Osthi's makers decided to tweak the original song because of copyright reasons. T Series, which holds the rights to the original song, has refused to grant permission to reproduce the song.

The source also added that Malaika Arora Khan had made it known that she was not available for item songs outside her home banner, and talks were doing the rounds that Bipasha Basu might be roped in. However, they have now altered their plans.

Sonu Sood, who will be reprising his role in Dabangg as Salman Khan's brother, is apparently the reason why Kaif will be signed on. The source said, "The producers were keen on Bipasha. But Sonu is pushing for Katrina. He has already informed her.

Katrina always finds it hard to say no to her friends." Sood has been friends with Kaif, ever since he worked with the actress in Singh is Kinng. While in the original song, Sood has a limited screen time with 'Munni', in the new version, he will reportedly dance with the item girl from start to finish.

When asked about his friendship with Kaif and her casting, Sood said, "At the moment, all I can say is Katrina is a dear friend. Beyond that I'm not in a position to comment.

And yes, this time I'll have a lot more dancing to do." He added, "I am looking forward to that since my dancing partner is someone extraordinarily beautiful."

The new version of the film will star Tamil film star Silambarasan Rajendar, also known as Simbhu, in the lead.

Poonam Pandey to now partially strip for Team India!

Poonam Pandey to now partially strip for Team India!India made history by lifting the World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011. Millions of people were praying for India when the cricketers started the match.

Amongst all the others was actor Poonam Pandey, but the only difference was that Poonam had promised the team much more than just her prayers. However, her claims couldn’t materialize due to various reasons.

But now, Poonam Pandey is back in the news with her tweets for the men in blue. Poonam has gone ahead and posted on the micro-blogging site, that she will be lifting her suspense over her partially promised deed. Apparently, Poonam is all set to inspire the men in blue by delivering on her promise.

“After a whitewash by the English, Dhoni and his boys are very dejected. I want them to win the ODIs and show the world that we are still number one.

An 'Inspiration' is on the way for the Team.... (Keep watching this space) Today!!!All sportsmen need 'inspiration' 2 perform well. And I love my country and want my team to b on top always. (Keep watching this space) Sep. 2 (sic), ” tweeted Poonam on the micro-blogging site.

“Every time Dhoni hits a six, I am raising my hands to celebrate. Don't you wish he hits them all day, Sep. 2 (Keep Watching this Space) A lap of honour, a round of applause, India will win the series. Why? Cause I'm right behind the boys (keep watching this space) Sep. 2 (sic), ” she added.

A die-hard fan of the cricket team, Poonam had promised to partially strip for the team to inspire them. After the shameful defeat in the test series, let’s hope that the Indian team gets inspired by Poonam and we win the ODI’s finally.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Vidya Balan moving closer to marriage?

The last we heard, actor Vidya Balan and UTV head honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur had secretly tied the know. Balan laid rest to those rumours by laughing them off in an interview recently. The two have been denying being in a relationship even, forget getting married. Now, the Dirty Picture actor and Kapur have recently bought a flat in Mumbai's Bandra area, 'near Rizvi College', reports Delhi Times.

Vidya Balan moving closer to marriage?A source has confirmed to the tabloid supplement that the two will now move forward in their relationship when they furnish the house together and move in. "The two will tie the knot in 2012," source added.

Where's the truth in these rumours, Vidya?