Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Priyanka to shoot Khatron Ke Khiladi – 3 in Brazil

Chopra would be shooting in Brazil for Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – 3. She has never visited that part of the world. And she’s all set to leave in July.

Says Priyanka excitedly,

“I’m looking forward to shooting the show there. I haven’t seen Brazil. So July onwards I’m going to be basking in Brazilian territory.”

Priyanka says she will be more than up to cracking what’s seen to be a male domain.

“Just because I’m a girl it shouldn’t be presumed that I can’t enter the boys’ territory. I’d do the stunts better than the boys. And cricketers are people I’m very cool with. Not that I know the cricket world that well. It will be great getting to know them.”

Priyanka has her own stunts planned for Fear Factor.

“All I can tell you is that the stunts this year are going to be bigger and scarier than they were on the show last year .Now we’ve male contestants instead of female and I’ve to match up to them.”

Katrina to play an “Item Girl”!!

Katrina says she always wanted to freak out on camera and get wild and this time she is getting that chance in Tees Maar Khan. She is set to play an item girl.

Right now in order to get the proper thumkhe jhumke of typical bollywood item dance she is watching videos of Bipasha and Mumtaaz.

Her behavior, her language everything will be loud and aggressive. These days Akshay is training her to shed the inhibitions before camera.

WaoW!!! Finally we get to see Katz in a new avatar…

Aamir gets insulted on Twitter

Internet addicts have found a brand new way of insulting actors – by hurling abuses on their social networking sites, blogs or even homepages.

Their accounts on Twitter started their own websites or began writing blogs.

Take the case of actor Aamir Khan. The actor recently faced one of the most venomous abuses when someone posted a message on his website questioning Aamir’s post where he talks about one of the most painful experiences of his life – his wife Kiran Rao’s miscarriage. The person inferred that it was just a publicity stunt. Without reporting the person, Aamir just said,

“Whoever you are, may God help you.”

Even actor Amitabh Bachchan has been through a similar situation.

“Yes, there are some posts and responses that are not shown on my blog. It is because they are unfit for postings,” says Amitabh.

His blog team also revealed that only 25% of the total posts (in response to Bachchan’s blog posts) are allowed to be visible on his home page. Most of the responses are removed because they are abusive, contain foul language or are spam postings.

Actor Preity Zinta has also been at the receiving end of this menace. She says,

“I want to make my rules very clear. If you can’t write nice things, then please don’t come on to my page. It’s my page, it’s my home. So, here my own rules apply. I will not take rubbish from other people here,”

Because of this menace some actors are still wary of opening an account on the Internet.

Zarine is scared of Salman Khan

Salman is definitely Zarine’s Godfather as he launched her in one of the mega project. He takes an active interest in her career and gets her the best of people to guide her.

But Zarine is tongue-tied at the very sight of Salman Khan. She does not even speak a word when he is around.

Is it dedication or simple case of phobia?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Arshad “irons out” with Maria

Arshad Warsi has finally accepted that his marriage is under pressure. With rumours doing the rounds about his alleged affair with his co-star Dia Mirza, there’s tension in the home front. Besides this, he couldn’t give time to his family because of his hectic schedule. His rumoured “ishquiya” with Dia only added fuel to fire. However, Arshad had to come out and iron out the differences between his wife Maria and his close friend Dia.

Things are in place now for “Hum, Tum Aur Woh (oops!) Ghost” star. Doesn’t the whole scene reminds you of another “superhero” and his close association with his “firang” co-star, keep guessing??

Priyanka is truly a “desi girl”

When most of the actors would give anything to get even a minute’s role in a Hollywood flick, our “desi-girl” Priyanka Chopra turned down a Hollywood offer. She was offered a role in Dawn of War, however, she refused it. The reason was not the script or her role. According to the sources, the dates of Dawn of War clashed with that of Vishal Bhardwaj’s next venture, Saat Khoon Maaf. The leggy beauty chose to be a part of the Indian movie instead of being starred opposite the British actor Henry Cavill.

All we can say is that she is one actress who knows her priorities.

Friday, March 26, 2010

2010 is Aishwarya Rai’s year!!

There were lots of speculations regarding Aishwarya’s career. Some said, she has lost her charm or new actresses have replaced her.

Even when Katrina replaced her in the new ad of Lux, people thought Ad world is also bidding her goodbye. But Aishwarya proved everybody wrong and 2010 specially belongs to her.

Her releases this year…

She starts with Action Replayy-opposite Akshay Kumar

Rani Laxmibai- the historical film by Ketan Mehta

Raaste- Opposite Abhishek along with John Abraham

Happy Birthday- The sci-fi film by Sriram Raghavan

Dhun- Aish and Abhishek once again together

Guzaarish- Aishwarya and Abhishek’s onscreen chemistry once again

Biscuit– Aishwarya and Abhishek have been signed together for a lot of films. This is another addition to the already long list.

Enthiram –. Aishwarya is to play the main lead opposite the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth.

Well if B- Town movie listing is taken, then King Khan is also not that busy in 2010.

Kudos to Aishwarya. She has lots more to give to Bollywood!!!

Imran, Deepika to become youth icons!!

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli has roped in new designers to design a younger and trendier look for Deepika Padukone and Imran Khan in “Break Ke Baad” and says he wants them to become “youth icons”.

The two will sport separate hair-colour schemes for the pre and post interval halves of the film.

“Both Imran and Deepika showed up in Delhi looking younger and trendier. Their clothes are younger and cooler than before. We’ve brought in completely new designers for Deepika and Imran,” said Kohli.

While Imran’s clothes have been done by the Delhi-based designer duo Harmeet-Neha, Deepika’s designer is Ayesha, a former assistant to Anaita Shroff.

Can’t wait to watch the two in “Break Ke Baad”

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ranbir- Katrina’s, next flick: Khamoshi

Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor who are rumored to share a close friendship have decided to do one more film together. And now It’s Anurag Basu’s Khamoshi.

It is heard that Katrina will be seen in a powerful role who inspires and supports Ranbir, who is deaf and dumb, to achieve his goal.

Currently, Katrina is doing Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti where she is yet again playing the role of a powerful woman.

Anurag says, “She is a very sensitive actress. So far we haven’t really seen her dramatic worth. This happens with very beautiful actresses.”

He knows that everyone would be keen to see Katrina and Ranbir after Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Rajneeti, Anurag added,

“They are magical together. But my film will create a different magic.”

Freida denies Bond-girl offer

Actress Freida Pinto has denied that she was approached by director Sam Mendes to play the lead in his next Bond movie opposite Daniel Craig.

Freida’s official spokesperson in a statement said, “I would like to confirm that as of today, Freida Pinto has not been approached to be part of the next Bond film.”

“It is of course very flattering to even be rumoured to be part of a Bond film but she has certainly not been approached for the role of the next Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig as yet,” he added.

Freida is currently out of the country working on her forthcoming projects which include, Julian Schnabel’s Miral, Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and Tarsem Singh’s Dawn of War.

Kylie Minogue in love with Bollywood and Akshay Kumar

Kylie Minogue accepted the film Blue because she could meet Akshay Kumar. The day she saw Chandni Chowk to China, she became a great fan of Akshay Kumar. Kylie also wanted to go through the whole Indian experience, including a wedding and of course the Taj Mahal and Jaipur -Rajashthan route.

Apart from being a huge Akshay fan, Kylie is a complete Bollywood buff and in love with Indian sarees.

Kylie you are always welcome to stay back in Bollywood

Shankar Mahadevan beats Shaan on ‘Music Ka Maha Muqabbla’

It was an enthralling finale to STAR Plus’ “Music Ka Maha Muqabbla”, as popular composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan pipped playback singer Shaan in the mega reality show here Saturday night.

Shankar’s team “Shankar’s Rockstars”, comprising singers Rahul Vaidya, Sharib Sabri, Sanjeev Kumar and Neetii Muhan, rocked the stage with peppy numbers and won the show by three points.

They took home a cash prize of Rs.50 lakh (Rs.5 million) presented by sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.

Poll – Hottest Couple in Bollywood

Which of these couple from bollywood is hottest?

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan, John Abraham and Bipasha Basu, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, Shahrukh Khan and Gauri, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kajol and Ajay Devgan, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

Kareena compares herself with Sandra Bullock

Recently, the Kapoor girl was awarded title of Worst Actress for Kambakkht Ishq by Golden Kela Awards. The actress sportingly accepted the award and defends her stand saying,

“Sandra Bullock won a Razzie for All About Steve and then an Oscar for The Blind Side. So why can’t I bag a Kela Worst Actress Award for Kambakkht Ishq and then a Best Actress for 3 Idiots and Kurbaan? I take it as a compliment.”

She goes on, “One unsuccessful film doesn’t make you a bad actress. Sometimes you take a risk for a friend, sometimes to extend your boundaries. Superstars are born from failure more than success.”

Now that’s Bebo, one should not be surprised if she celebrates this one too!

Katrina affected by negativity in Bollywood

A couple of days ago it was reported that Katrina Kaif had fainted on the sets of a movie. Though she dismisses it just as a one-off incident, she feels there are negative vibes around that affect her.

She says, “There is too much negativity around. My health suffered due to this. Constant negativity does affect a person.”

Apart from this, Katrina is also unhappy about the many rumours surrounding her personal and professional life.

Don’t worry Katz.. Things will soon calm down.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Freida Pinto to go raunchy as the next Bond girl

Time and again, there have been rumors of Bollywood beauties like Aishwarya and Shilpa Shetty being considered for the role of the Bond girl, but finally the desi babe who gets this opportunity is none other than Freida Pinto, who will play the suave British secret agent’s love interest in the 23rd James Bond flick. This 23rd installment of James Bond movie is set in Afghanistan

The 24-year-old actress will be seen alongside Daniel Craig in this Sam Mendes direction. American actress Olivia Wilde is reportedly in talks to star as the second Bond girl.

As for Dev Patel, Freida’s beau, ‘It will be a typically glamorous and raunchy role and Dev has been joking to friends he is cool with seeing Freida rolling around with 007,’ said a source.

Monday, March 22, 2010

‘Pankh’ will see Bipasha Basu in nine different looks

Priyanka Chopra received critical acclaims for her varied avatars in ‘Whats Your Rashee?”. Now, bong beauty Bipasha Basu is set to enthrall the audience with her nine different looks in forthcoming ‘Pankh’ produced by Sanjay Gupta’s White Feather Entertainment and directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay.
The story of ‘Pankh’ revolves around the life of a child actor who grows up thinking he’s a girl. The film is based on a true story of child actor Ashish Channa, who played a pivotal role in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Vastu Shashtra’. Ashish’s mother would often pass her off as a boy only to get her to work in smaller and bigger screen.
Talking about the movie, the director says, “I think Pankh is mainly an urban film. The theme that we have touched in this film identifies more with the sensibilities of the urban dwellers. May be in a few rural areas the film might be appealing. But, I have always maintained that this film touches upon a subject that is way different that you see in usual mainstream films.”

Beautiful Aishwarya at the audio launch of ‘Rettachuzi’

It is not very common to see the Bachchan Bahu at the audio release of a film. But the occasion was special here as it was the audio launch of Tamil film “Rettachuzhi” produced by Shankar, who is directing her in “Endhiran: The Robot”.
Aishwarya looked ravishing as ever in a white saree at Sathyam Cinemas Monday evening.
“When we explained to her the significance of ‘Rettachuzhi’ and the cast of the film, she immediately agreed. It’s not just her beauty but her commitment towards her profession, which has made her a great actress,” said Shankar who was obviously thrilled to have her at the occasion.
Ash released the audio cassettes and CDs of “Rettachuzhi” which were accepted by noted lyricist Vairamuthu. Ash had once been described by Vairamuthu as a “Taj Mahal weighing 50 kilograms” in one of his lyrics for the film “Jeans”.
The fans were elated when Ash spoke in fluent Tamil and later switched backed to English.
“It’s an honour for me to have been present at this place among legends like Balachander and Bharathiraaja and I feel proud about it. I also feel happy that a woman is treated so respectfully at a public function like this,” she said.
“I can never forget the Tamil film industry and director Shankar in my life. Shankar’s ‘Jeans’ was my first successful film. The many things I learnt during the making of the film gave me enough self-confidence that I could continue to act for a few more years.
“I feel even more proud to be part of Shankar’s ‘Endhiran’ opposite superstar Rajnikanth…I watched a few songs and some sequences from ‘Rettachuzhi’…I think Karthick Raaja’s music and tunes are excellent. I would surely watch the film in future,” she added.

Harman Baweja & Kareena Kapoor awarded as worst actors

In the style of Hollywood’s Razzies, the second Golden Kela awards was held this Friday night where actor Harman Baweja won the Worst Actor award for his performance in “What’s Your Raashee?” and Kareena Kapoor got the worst actress title for her role in “Kambakkht Ishq”. Interestingly, even Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone and Denise Richards won the “Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke” (Have you gone muts) Award for participating in “Kambakkht Ishq” alongside Kareena and Akshay Kumar. The movie also won the worst film award, thus bagging in the highest number of ‘worst’ awards.
Abhishek Bachchan won the Dara Singh Award for worst accent in “Delhi-6″. Sporting as Abhishek is, he posted on twitter, “Another milestone in my career. I won the Golden Kela award for worst accent in ‘Delhi 6′. Chalo at least ‘Delhi-6′ won something. I’m overjoyed!”
The chief guest of the evening was Bollywood funnyman Cyrus Broacha, who was awarded the Cyrus Broacha Memorial Award. “It’s great. I’m thrilled. I hope to win this award every year,” Cyrus said.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar won the “Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya (Please stop its Enough) Award”!, asking him to stop making films. Ashutosh Gowariker was declared worst director for “What’s Your Raashee?” Jackky Bhagnani and Shruti Haasan were declared the worst newcomer actors for their roles in “Kal Kissne Dekha” and “Luck” respectively.
As expected, none of the stars named for the awards were present at the event.