Vidya didn’t want to do Sujoy’s KAHAANI


Vidya Balan may be the most easily approachable person thanks to her amiable nature however it takes lot to convince the arguably numero uno actress of Bollywood when it comes to signing her for a film.

In fact even Sujoy Ghosh had to match up to Vidya’s expectations to sign her for the film. Sujoy had to even redraft the script until Vidya said yes to the film.

Vidya reveals, “Initially Sujoy came to me with the script which I didn’t want to do. So, I told him we’ll work on something else. But he was firm and said I will keep coming to you till you say yes. I’ll keep bringing ideas for you. I thought Sujoy will never come back but to my surprise he actually came back with an altogether different script. And this time I was really interested in doing it as it was a story of a young woman on her way to become a mother.”

The actress further added, “It’s probably the biggest transition in the life of a woman. And when her husband goes missing at such a stage, how do you reconcile to the fact that someone who is so close to you has gone missing? Suddenly people around you are saying there is no such person. Then you begin to question a whole lot of things, but you know that this person is there because you are carrying the biggest proof of his existence i.e. his baby. I found it very interesting and that’s how I gave my nod to Sujoy.”

Even for her most successful film THE DIRTY PICTURE, in the recent past, Vidya was apprehensive taking up the project. It took director Milan Luthria to convince the actor. Recalling about how Milan convinced her for THE DIRTY PICTURE Vidya says, “I always used to ask Milan why he selected me for THE DIRTY PICTURE. And he would only say I’ll answer your question post release. And when the film released and opened to humungous response, Milan said ‘The reason I casted you because I thought you will bring respectability to sleaze’.”

Well now we know the success KAHAANI of Vidya Balan!

Genelia D’Souza in Limca Book of Records

Bollywood actress Genelia D’Souza, according to reports, has entered the Limca Book of Records for creating a unique record of delivering four back to back hits.

The actress has reportedly given four hits in four different languages – Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

Genelia who recently got married to her long time boyfriend actor Riteish Deshmukh has earned praises for her latest release TERE NAAL LOVE HO GAYA.

Madhur’s publicity stunt now targets Manisha Koirala for his film Heroine?

Former actress and Nepali beauty Manisha Koirala, who achieved immense success in the 90’s, saw failure in her career and personal life apparently in the last ten years. The actress was spotted in an inappropriate state, probably drunken, couple of times and speculations were also doing the rounds about her frequent relationships and their failures. If rumours are to be believed, Manisha is also going through a tough patch in her married life.

Now, the grapevine suggests that director Madhur Bhandarkar‘s significant project HEROINE‘s plotline is inspired from the former actress’ personal and professional life. The female protagonist in the film will be played by Kareena Kapoor. Earlier, it was believed that the film is inspired from the life of the Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.

However, the director has denied the reports saying that though HEROINE revolves around the life of a once successful film actress, as the film title suggests, but it’s not inspired from Manisha Koirala’s life.

 

Success mantras from Mahesh Bhatt

Top amongst the debated theories with regard to film business is the attrition/trending theory, wherein a film in question is said to attain a hit status if it sustains well after release in the following weeks.
Topping the list of such films are 3 IDIOTS and ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA. The theory is based on the point that such films are well liked by the audience and have repeat value. While this theory was quite prevalent in the past, where we saw films crossing the silver jubilee, golden jubilee mark with ease. However, in recent times such films are far and few in between and the dynamics of film business has undergone a sea change.

With piracy threatening to engulf the business, it is now a weekend phenomenon and a movie is declared a hit on the basis of just its opening. If it opens well and has a within limit budget like MURDER 2, the film even goes on to achieve a blockbuster status. Even expensive films cover their cost and are declared hits on basis of their earthshaking starts (READYRA.ONE), despite the fact that they crash steeply in the second week. Seeing this, filmmakers and distributors are going in for a huge number of prints in the first week so that they can rake in the moolah in the first week itself, and not worry about sustaining or even word of mouth.


Last week, we caught up with veteran filmmaker and director Mahesh Bhatt and spoke to him about film business and he said, “Bro, we have to sell films in a bazaar. It’s now a three day (weekend) game. Film business is now like a parachute, if it opens you are saved, if it doesn’t you are dead. What I mean is that if the film does not get a good opening, it receives a death sentence from the audience on the very first day itself.”

Well, no one could have elucidated the dynamics of film business in such an easy and matter of fact manner other than highly accomplished, Mahesh Bhatt.

Sanjay Dutt lends helping ‘gloves’ to Shilpa Shetty!


Sanjay Dutt is known in the industry for his generosity, the actor who has lent a helping hand to many in the past has taken his generosity streak one notch above. This time Dutt plans to help his good friend Shilpa Shetty‘s charitable foundation, ‘Shilpa Shetty Foundation’ via Super Fight League (SFL).

SFL which will include both international as well as Indian fighter will have its first fight night on March 11 in Mumbai and sources close to SFL claim that fighters’ gloves will be autographed by Sanjay Dutt and will be up for auction. For the uninitiated, SFL is the latest business venture of Sanjay Dutt and Raj Kundra which aims at popularising Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the country.

A source close to SFL throws further light on the same, “Sanju and Raj both thought that it would be good if they could do something for the needy. Sanjay then suggested that they could auction the fighters’ gloves post the fight night. He also said that he would personally sign the gloves and put them up for auction, proceeds of which will go to ‘Shilpa Shetty Foundation’ charity.”

Raj Kundra is also seeing if it would be possible for Shilpa to attend the event despite her pregnancy.

Shekhar Suman back with a bang with Movers and Shakers

By Aryeman Raj

He’s been a live-wire on the small screen, he’s enthralled zillions with his fall-till-you-drop-from-your-chair humour. Shekhar Suman who had wooed the audiences with his starry line-up of not just Bollywood celebrities but even political clout on Sony TV in 1997, is back with his show on SAB TV.

A strong believer of destiny, a trend-setter of sorts who gave a new dimension to the thanda chat shows, Shekhar was a delight and got the audiences glued to their TV sets every night. His guffaws at the topical scams, no mincing for words and articulate verbose and spontaneous glib talk were the trademarks of his show. This time he promises to get some unusual celebrities on board, maybe even a Anna Hazare for the first launch show. That’s yet to be seen if he can manage to get the revolutionary to make a public appearance on the show. Shekhar vows that the show will be on air till the time there is news, scams and politicians amassing wealth with their wrong doings.

Shekhar Suman, speaking about Movers and Shakers said, “I’m extremely excited to be back with Movers and Shakers. It’s a cult show and a great platform to reconnect with the people as well as be the common man’s voice. The show this time will be incisive, irreverent, endearing and entertaining all at the same time!”

Movers and Shakers, this season, will see Shekhar focusing more on the human aspects of the celebrities and their stories along with a set of ‘must see elements’, ‘street segments’ and a ‘common man’ segment at the end of each segment.

Watch Movers and Shakers – Exclusively On SAB TV- Monday to Friday at 10:30 p.m.

Madhushree loves item songs!

Most singers trained in pure classical music look at many of the current film songs with utter disdain. This is especially true when it comes to item songs, without which no mainstream Bollywood film seems to be complete. But refreshingly, playback singer Madhushree begs to differ. Brought up and trained in the hoariest tradition of pure Hindustani classical music, the singer is all praise for item numbers which set the pulse racing. “I have nothing against item songs. Every situation demands a different type of song. Earlier, we had Lataji (Mangeshkar) singing only for the heroines, who would never do a cabaret. Those roles were reserved for actors like Helen or Bindu. And their songs were reserved for other singers. Now, even the topmost stars do not hesitate to do such songs. So people have to move with the times. And I think many of these songs are very catchy compositions. There is a certain element of mischief in them and it takes skill to sing those numbers convincingly. Only a really versatile singer can do that. Besides, foot-tapping songs have always been loved by the people even earlier. There’s nothing wrong with that,” she avers. Incidentally, those who are clued in to South Indian film music already know that Madhushree herself has sung a number of hot item songs for those movies. Well, now we know why she is one of the legendary A. R. Rahman’s favourite crooners and whose duet, Sharminda Hoon with the legendary Rahman is a current chart buster!

SAB TV adds Zing with the revival of Shekhar Suman’s Movers & Shakers

After teasing people with a campaign, Shekhar Ab Dobara Karega,  today SAB TV put an end to all speculation by announcing the return of  Shekhar with “MOVERS AND SHAKERS”. The show marks the comeback of Shekhar in a new avatar. Shekhar Suman will have his trademark wit in store but, will also bring on board the experiences gathered over last 10 years to tickle audiences funny bone in this fresh season of Movers & Shakers. Starting March 12th the show will be on air every Monday-Friday at 10:30 p.m. on SAB TV..

Shailesh Dave producer of Movers and Shekhar,Anooj Kapoor, executive vice president and business head, Sab TV, Shekhar Suman and NP Singh COO, Multi Screen Media pvt ltd

Mr. Anooj Kapoor, EVP and Business Head SAB, speaking about the venture said, “Shekhar is an icon as far as the television industry is concerned. He has essayed many diverse roles and has a huge fan following. Movers and Shakers is making a comeback after a decade but people have still not forgotten it primarily due to Shekhar’s trademark style and wit. The second season is going to be a new challenge for Shekhar because the audience he is speaking to this time is the entire family. However, given his versatility we are sure that he will be able to carry it off successfully.”

Movers and Shakers, this season, will retain the basic elements of topicality, freshness, variety and unpredictability but, the differentiator will be a more mature Shekhar Suman. He will offer his incisive comments on all things concerning us, ‘the common people’ based on the collective wisdom gained from his journey through the rough and tumble of the country’s issues.

The show is being produced by Sailesh Dave from Runaway productions.

Tanu Weds Manu Music director KRSNA parties hard on winning awards

The success party by music director of Tanu Weds Manu after receiving Filmfare and stardust turned out to be a grand celebration and tinsel town residents attended and added glamour to it.

The grand event was held in Sea Princess, Juhu and the guest of honour was Krsna’s godfather Jawahar P Chavda, MLA, Congress as the music director owes a lot to Mr. Chavda and seeks for his support in his success. Krsna’s wife, Chitra Sharma has also been a strong pillar and both of them have managed to stand strong in thick and thin during his career.

The Prominent personalities Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Kailash Kher, Raj Shekhar, Anand Rai, Ravi Rai, Arshad Warsi,  Nikhil Dwivedi, Anjum Rizvi, Eric Pillai, Shailesh Singh , Himanshu Sharma, Ash king , Kavitaa Seth, Sunil Pandey, zoeb springwala, subhash kapoor, sanjay gadhvi, keerthi sagathia, keerti kulhari, shivam Nair, Irshad kamil, Neelesh Misra, kiran Janjani, Rajat nagpal, swaroop khan, Neha Bhasin , Vishal singh graced the event. While the other one seen enjoying the evening. Krsna is overwhelmed by the support B’town is showing towards his talent and assures full dose of entertainment in his forthcoming projects.

Kailash Kher was seen in the party and when asked about Krsna, he quickly said, “I wish Krsna all the best and also wish that the talented music director also maintains the purity of the music. His music has a soul which is pure and wish him all the best for his future projects.”

Director of Tanu Weds Manu Anand L. Rai asserts, “Initially we wanted A R Rehman to do the music but since that could not work, we wanted someone who understands the script as it was a romantic comedy. When I met Krsna for the first time I realised he would do his job well and he had done an excellent work for Tanu Weds Manu

CM couldn’t attend the success party, but did send lot of blessing to Krsna. With the media presence and supporter the evening was successfully turned into a party with astonishing moments to cherish.

There was live dhol played along with the TWM tracks by the Dj. Cake cutting was done midst of his well wishers in the industry.

 

Vidya Balan will be the Brand Ambassador for Victoria’s Indian Film Festival

Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, Louise Asher today announced that Mind Blowing Films has secured the contract to deliver the Indian film festival in Melbourne – a key initiative by the Victorian Government to strengthen screen industry ties between Victoria and India.

Speaking at an Indian film industry event in Mumbai, Mr Baillieu said the Victorian Government is supporting an annual Indian film festival in Melbourne, presenting the best contemporary Indian cinema to Victorian audiences.

Mr Baillieu also announced that Bollywood star Vidya Balan will be the Brand Ambassador for Victoria’s Indian Film Festival.

Ms Balan said “I am delighted to be named as the Brand Ambassador for the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne. I love the format of the festival and the wide range of films screened. It not only showcases the best of Indian cinema but also provides a platform for young upcoming film makers through its short film competition.”

“When I was in Melbourne I was smitten by the city and its love for films from all parts of the world and its multi cultural spirit. I am sure the Indian Film Festival will contribute greatly to add to that spirit,” Ms Balan said.

 

Diary of a Butterfly team gets threatening calls from Pakistan

Anil Dalmia and Manoj Nandwana getting threatening calls from Pakistan to not release film in India

Anil Dalmia who is the producer and Manoj Nandwana who is distributor of film Diary of a Butterfly are getting threatening from various numbers from Pakistan for last four days.They have also done NC against the caller at Oshiwara police station.The caller is also sending bad sms to them also.
The film is based on Nira Nadia 2G scam. It may be reason of these calls as told by Manoj Nandwana.

Was Ranbir supposed to groove on Saif’s ‘Pyaar Ki Pungi’?


That Mallika Haydon bagged another item number Pyaar Ki Pungi in Saif Ali Khan‘s much touted film AGENT VINOD after the overwhelming response to I’ll Do The Talking is something we all know. However, not many are aware that the catchy number ‘Pyaar Ki Pungi’ was to become a part of Dharma Productions’ upcoming film.

According to reports, Dharma Productions was supposed to have the song ‘Pyaar Ki Pungi’ in their next venture YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. Nevertheless, (for reasons unknown) the song ultimately was acquired by Saif Ali Khan for his dearly made film.

The said song ‘Pyaar Ki Pungi’ from AGENT VINOD has Mallika Haydon, sister of Lisa Haydon, grooving with Chhote Nawab.

Five women in John’s life


Reliance Entertainment’s co-production in association with Rose Movies and Pollen Entertainment I, ME AUR MAIN starring John Abraham is slated to release on 27th July, 2012.

Set against an urban backdrop, this slice-of-life film marks the directorial debut of Kapil Sharma, son of noted astronaut, Rakesh Sharma.

I ME AUR MAIN is based on the protagonist played by John Abraham and his relationship with the 5 women in his life, the roles of which are essayed by actresses Chitrangada SinghPrachi DesaiRaima SenMini Mathur and Zareena Wahab.

Sanjeev Lamba, CEO, Reliance Entertainment says, ‘I ME AUR MAIN is a fun and refreshing film. It’s a feel good story about a self obsessed man’s relationship with the five most important women in his life, he takes for granted. We are very pleased with the way the film has shaped up and are excited about its release on 27th July.’

Says Shrishti Arya, ‘I ME AUR MAIN is a film that every guy will claim is his very own story and every girl will know a man just like John’s character in the film. It is scheduled to release 27th July, 2012 and we couldn’t be more excited.’

Says producer Goldie Behl, ‘The film is an urban commercial genre with a novel concept…It’s a John Abraham you’ve never seen before and the film is sure to strike a chord with today’s youth.’

I ME AUR MAIN produced by Shrishti Arya, Goldie Behl, John Abraham and Reliance Entertainment comes to a theatre near you on 27th July, 2012.

Kangana inks a new tattoo!


Bollywood diva Kangana Ranaut is one amongst the most known fashion icons in Bollywood. An Actress with unique style statement, Kangana has often been noticed to dress up in diverse and exceptional styles. Interestingly, the fashion diva also has two tattoos inked on her.

The first one as everyone knows is a cross with angels, sword, crown and wings and is engraved on the nape of her neck. The new one is on her ankle. This one is an angel with wings.


Kangana says, “Yes, I have the second tattoo as an angel with wings. I love the concept of having wings, so I got this done and this angel is the one with curly hair!”

Hrithik Roshan: Being gay is not a disease


The issue of gay rights caused another brouhaha on Thursday, with the home ministry calling gay sex “immoral” and “against social order”, even seeking a fresh ban on it. Additional Social General (ASG) PP Malhotra appeared for the ministry and argued that Indian society is different from other countries, and could not imitate practices prevalent in foreign countries. “There is a high chance of spreading of diseases through such acts,” he contended, opposing the Delhi’s High Court order which had in 2009 decriminalised gay sex as provided in Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

While the home ministry later made it clear that Malhotra’s opposition did not reflect the government’s decision not to take sides on gay sex, gay icon Hrithik Roshan is not ready to sit on the fence. He speaks out against discrimination and more.

“Discrimination against homosexuals is exactly that – discrimination. And ANY form of discrimination is WRONG. It’s taken us hundreds of years to evolve as a society and realize how ridiculous and preposterous discrimination against race/caste is. How many more years is it going to take us to be mature enough and learn to accept individual sexual inclination? Perhaps the starting point is to understand that homosexuality is NOT a matter of choice.”

“You cannot choose to be gay just because your friends are or vice versa. You cannot force someone to be attracted to someone they are not attracted to. It is perhaps genetically encoded. One is basically hardwired to be or not be attracted to the same sex. Which means it is a part of your genetic characteristic. You are born that way. Which means it is a part of and in alignment with the delicate balance of all the nature around us. Also it has existed since the evolution of man, so how can something that is part of nature and has existed forever be considered immoral beats me!”

“I can’t even imagine the extent of mental confusion and frustration inflicted on a young mind that is trying to grasp why he is made different and “not normal” (in terms of the world’s perception). Being gay is NOT a disease we need to fear! It’s ridiculous that there are people trying to stop it from spreading! God has made us same, but different. There are examples of all kinds of people in this world, and they probably exist to teach us tolerance and universal love. There are dwarfs, stutterers, fat people, hairy people, etc. I was discriminated against for a simple thing like a double thumb, which made me feel like an outcast throughout my childhood. How unwanted is that? It is a form of the same madness and it needs to stop.”

“Some of the most artistic, creative, genius, gifted minds in the world have had a similar sexual orientation. Any society that does not offer freedom to human beings to live as they are, to pursue their dreams, to express themselves as part of the human race is basically a society still in the clutches of the dark ages.”

Kareena was wary of making bold choices


She has millions of fans all around the world and one look at her pretty visage leaves people mesmerized. She has appeared opposite the biggest stars and is loved by one and all. That’s Kareena Kapoor for you!

The BIG CBS show ‘Glam Diva’ contestant who has risen to the heights of superstardom talks about her love, life and career. Since her debut in REFUGEE, Bebo has always been reckoned to be an actress to watch out for. However success did not come easily to this glamorous diva.

After her initial success, Kareena encountered quite a few unsuccessful films. Talking about Kareena, a well known film critic and jury member on the show says, ‘There hasn’t been an actress who has made more bad choices then Kareena’. But it was this initial set back that led the ‘Chammak Challo’ girl to go on and achieve what she has today!


The actress reveals that she was wary of making bold choices earlier in her career. But all that changed when she decided to star as the young prostitute with a golden heart in the movie CHAMELI. Apparently, Kareena had been offered CHAMELI a year before she actually took up the film as she was initially reluctant to do a risque role at the beginning of her career.

It obviously was a good decision as her portrayal of CHAMELI garnered her Filmfare Special Performance Award and the film marked a significant turning point in her career as an actress.

Sunny Leone loses out to Nathalia for DEPARTMENT


Ram Gopal Varma may have declared his love for films, vodka and women quite publicly, though not necessarily in that order. He may have well advocated porn as well. However when it comes to Sunny Leone, the adult superstar who is making waves on the Indian shores, he hasn’t quite made a proposal. Though there were rumours making round that he was all set to sign her for a sizzling dance number in Sanjay Dutt starrer DEPARTMENT, the fact is that there wasn’t any concrete developments on that so far.

”Ever since Sunny made her intentions clear about making it big in Bollywood, quite a few filmmakers are considering her as a serious contender when it comes to a glamorous outing. While her looks aren’t been debated at all, it’s her acting skills that are yet to be gauged. Expectedly, Bhatts have jumped the fray and already signed her for a leading part in JISM 2. However others are not being adventurous and hence the first step in this direction has been to start slow and rope in for an item number. Ramu too was said to have given it a serious thought since DEPARTMENT is his most commercial movie in recent times,” informs an insider.

This made sense as well since with desi tadka coming in the form of ‘Munnis’, ‘Sheilas’, ‘Chamelis’, ‘Jalebi Bais’ and ‘Shalus’ of the world, Sunny’s moves would have proven to be worth a dekko. Moreover Ramu has a knack of presenting women sensually (remember Urmila’s sensual act in ‘Hai Rama’?) and to witness Sunny dancing to his instructions may well have made for an erotic sight.

However as it has turned out, audience would have to wait since Ramu has actually finalised Brazilian half India-half Brazilian girl Nathalia Kaur for his item number ‘Dan Dan’ in DEPARTMENT. Though rumours were thick around the tossup between her, Sunny and film’s leading lady Madhu Shalini, Ramu has categorically denied ever approaching Sunny, ”Sunny was news to me too. Guess it is imagination of one of your species!”

Species? Well Ramu, we like the way you put it!

I, Me Aur Main to release 27th July, 2012

Reliance Entertainment’s co-production in association with Rose Movies and Pollen Entertainment ‘I Me Aur Main’ starring John Abraham is slated to release on 27th July, 2012.

Set against an urban backdrop, this slice-of-life film marks the directorial debut of Kapil Sharma, son of noted astronaut, Rakesh Sharma.

‘I Me Aur Main’ is based on the protagonist played by John Abraham and his relationship with the 5 women in his life, the roles of which are essayed by actresses Chitrangada , Prachi Desai, Raima Sen, Mini Mathur and Zareena Wahab.

Sanjeev Lamba, CEO, Reliance Entertainment says, “I Me Aur Main is a fun and refreshing film. It’s a feel good story about a self obsessed man’s relationship with the five most important women in his life, he takes for granted. We are very pleased with the way the film has shaped up and are excited about its release on 27th July.”

Says Shrishti Arya“I Me Aur Main is a film that every guy will claim is his very own story and every girl will know a man just like John’s character in the film. It is scheduled to release 27th July, 2012 and we couldn’t be more excited”.

Says producer Goldie Behl “The film is an urban commercial genre with a novel concept…It’s a John Abraham you’ve never seen before and the film is sure to strike a chord with today’s youth”

‘I Me Aur Main’ produced by Shrishti Arya, Goldie R Behl, John Abraham and Reliance Entertainment comes to a theatre near you on 27th July, 2012 .

Veena Malik celebrates her first birthday in India

The first to walk in was Rajiv Kashyap who was seen talking about his film and enacting a birthday scene with her next to come was Rajiv Ruia and Rajan verma who were seen in high spirit.

Hemant-Madhukar,-Anand-Balraj,-Veena-Malik-and-Rajan-Verma

Hemant Madhukar did a special magic performance for veena where he got the cake from a empty tray, bobby darling was seen bonding with Anand Balraj, while Vijay Bhatia and Rashmi Pitre were seen engrossed among themselves.

Veena Says, “I am so happy that my fans love me so much”.

Ishq Bector was seen rocking at the party. Ishq Bector was seen talking to a Japanese Actress Ayako Sekimoto. Karanvir Bohra walked in late direct from the shoot.
 

Veena Mallik smooched lip-to-lip by Bobby Darling

BY ARYEMAN RAJ

Veena Malik celebrated her birthday with her friends and co- stars on 26th Feb night. Looking svelte, sexy and charming in a long flowing peach gown, Veena looked younger in real life than she did in Bigg Boss. This glam babe has definitely maintained her looks and revamped her persona.

 

She may have been swarmed with the gossip mills churning out rumours about her lifestyle but Veena surely means business. While one expected her beau Ashmit Patel to be around, his absence wasn’t felt since Veena level-headedly handled the media and gave off some juicy bites. She didn’t even squeal when the paparazzi asked her to blatantly smooch her close friend and confidant Bobby Darling for the lenses. That’s the spirit Veena has and she evidently knows she has all the trappings of making it big in Bollywood.

 

With the reality TV show Swayamwar and a host of other Bollywood films in her kitty, Veena is bang on target and here to stay.

 

Wishing the birthday gal stupendous success in her filmi career.

Tusshar follows Ekta’s footsteps

Tusshar Kapoor is now following sister Ekta Kapoor’s footsteps – he has turned co-producer with ‘Chaar Din Ki Chandni’.

Tusshar has been quoted saying, I have turned co-producer just for the greed for money as I am not being paid too much for the film. It’s a solo and it’s a huge discount for me as an actor. I agreed because I got to work with a hit director and actor. It makes the two ends meet, so I had to compensate.”

Unlike investing money through his sister Ekta’s banner Balaji Telefilms, Tusshar has pumped in money independently for the promotions.

Directed by Samir Karnik, ‘Chaar Din Ki Chandni’ stars Tusshar and Kulraj Randhawa in the lead roles and it is scheduled to release on March 8.

Tusshar will also take marketing tips from Ekta to promote the film. Promotions strategy will include appearance on Ekta’s TV shows  ‘Pavitra Rishta’ and ‘Bade Achche Lagte Hain’.

Who will be part of the ‘Dhoom’ series?

Another bluff and bogus doing rounds of the media who just follows blindly. A leading daily reported or rather say announced this project of Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan in Dhoom 4 and 5 respectively after ‘Dhoom 3’ releases…

Well according to sources even the almighty at Yash Raj Aditya, Yashji or even the writer Vijay Krishna Acharya are unaware of this.
A certain section of the media claimed that Yash Raj has already finalized the cast of the Dhoom 4 and 5 series. Dhoom 4 will have Salman playing the baddie… and believe it or not it will release in Eid 2014! And that’s not all; this section of media even announced the dates of Dhoom 5 where SRK will play the bad Guy in 2015-16.
But the fact is.. Forget the banner.. Even the writer of Dhoom Vijay Krishna Acharya has no plans of Dhoom 4 or 5 in his mind..!
Well the idea is indeed mind-blowing but it’s just a figment of imagination. ‘Dhoom 3’ is expected to release in 2013 and our dear perfectionist Aamir Khan is doing all sorts of training like learning Ball dance, French sport and all….
Sorry to disappoint you all Salman and SRK fans… It will be Aamir who will be machooing all his dhoom in ‘Dhoom 3’….

Ashmit Patel goes nude for publicity

A few weeks ago, Pakistani starlet Veena Malik’s nude photoshoot with ISI tattooed on her arm for the Indian version of FHM magazine was hot fried news. Now, as if taking a cue from his girlfriend Veena, Ashmit Patel has gone nude!

Yeah, the actor in a magazine’s photo is shown hiding his private parts with an undergarment. Lol. What next? Ashmit has shed his clothes for a men’s health magazine to help guys opt for the right underwear.

Before her controversial FHM shoot, Veena Malik gained popularity in India when she got invited on the country’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss because of a controversy with actress Neetu Chandra. On the show, she attracted further notoriety when she cootchie-cooed with Ashmit.

Hmmm these lovebirds sure know how to influence each other professional as well as publicity wise

Manasi Scott moves on to Whitney Houston

After a supporting act in ‘EK Main Aur Ekk Tu’ as Kareena Kapoor’s elder sister, Manasi Scott is getting back to her first love – ‘singing’. She has now decided to go down the memory lane and present tracks that made her the pop diva that she today is.

Informs a source, “She started her career 11 years ago by singing covers of artists like Whitney Houston, Allanah Myles, Allanis Morrisette and Mariah Carey. Now she is reliving those soulful tracks and is adding zing by singing covers of Adele and Katy Perry as well. While she promises to woo audience with her vocals, the ones backing her up are Gino Banks on drums, Sheldon d’silva on bass, Jarvis Menezes on keyboards, Shanon Perreira on lead, Nigel Rajaratnam on sax, acoustic and keys and Shannon Donald on backing vocals.”

Manasi’s idea is to relive the retro with a dash of the modern day music. Currently juggling between her radio show and live performances, Manasi is thrilled with the way she is managing to strike a balance between her music and film career.

Informs a friend of the actress, “She played an important part in John Abraham’s ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’ as well. Now after ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ she has been further noticed. There are a couple of newer announcements with meatier parts in the pipeline. Stay tuned.”

Kolavari D song South actress Arti Puri launches beauty products

Suresh Bafna organised three events in one day at his new branch of Looks Clinic at Bandra West.He along with the cast of song That’s Kolavari Di  launched five beauty products – hair capsules,hair cream,slimming capsules and under eye cream.
Arti Puri came along with Poonam and Rajeev Kinchi and joined Joeyl and Kirti Shetty and sang the song for media and released the video track which has already crossed 30 lakhs hits on website.
Then all the known doctors – Dr.Nishita Sheth,Ajit Kadam,Prakash and Sunita Vhatkar came together to launch the new venue and launch the products.The event started and finished on time. Doctors also briefed the media about the products and their benefits.

Will Sunny Deol’s double role do the trick at the box-office?

Industry has stood up and noticed Sunny Deol’s decision to play a double role. After all he hasn’t bowed down to such a temptation despite being a part of the film industry for three decades. However the current developments have actually sprung a surprise since all this while one was led to believe that Sunny was playing a ‘bhaiyya’ gangster from UP who wanted a ‘superhit’ film to be made on his life. Now with the additional part of a Canadian actor that he plays in the film, one truly wonders how the dots eventually join.

Our source spills the beans, “Well, that’s because while one Sunny takes care of the ‘bhaiyyaji’ part, it is the other Sunny who takes it upon himself to deliver a ‘superhit’. It is a mad comedy and Sunny is supercharged about beginning work on the film as he has never played an uproarious part like this before.”

“Well, it is a interesting part and something which is very out of the box, especially for an actor like Sunny who comes with a certain image,” says director Neeraj Pathak who had earlier made critically acclaimed drama ‘Right Yaaa Wrong’ with the actor, “However beyond that it would be too early to divulge anything more.”

Sure Neeraj, we are waiting to known more once you feel it’s the right time.

Is Mugdha Godse the new tantrum queen?

When Mugdha missed her Man Friday…

Mugdha Godse is one perfectionist. And it is this perfection that percolates to even spot boy level. At the Bangkok shoot of Krishan Choudhry and Vipin Jain’s Will You Marry Me, directed by Aditya V Datt, the actor changed six spot boys in one single day before the unit got one who made sense to Mugdha. Says a source from the Ikkon Films unit, “we got all actors spot boy locally as it would bring down shoot costs and we don’t have fly them down. But what happened was that Mugdha seemed to be getting guys who could not understand English. It was funny but she got boys who spoke Thai! And when we did manage to send the right boy, he was just too lazy.”

Grins Mugdha, “at that time, it was irritating as I just could not make the boy understand what I wanted. But looking back now, I did have a hearty laugh. I realized why Robinson Crusoe cherished his Man Friday that day!”

Incidentally, Mugdha ended up having eight spot boys do her work for eight days, since each was a chapter in his own right. Whoever said it is easy to please a heroine!

Is Kareena Bollywood’s highest paid heroine?

Numero Uno actress Kareena Kapoor recently emerged Bollywood’s Most Profitable Actress at the Business Awards.With domestic box office collections of 200 cr+ plus movies under her belt,Kareena emerged the unquestionable money spinner female actor –

In the list of highest paid actresses in tinsel town, this lady wears the crown! If reports are anything to go by ,the actress was paid close to Rs. 8 crore for Madhur Bhandarkar’s – Heroine, the highest that has ever been paid to any leading lady in the history of Bollywood!

Says Madhur Bhandarkar  “Working with Kareena is a dream come true. She was always my first choice.”

Standing tall amidst an industry ruled by the leading men, Kareena Kapoor who was recentlyimmortalized in wax at the prestigious Madame Tussauds Wax Museum,  is the first actress to join the much coveted 100 crore club – Having starred in 4 films that have grossed over 100 crore at the domestic box office in less than 2 years,a feat no other Bollywood star has achieved so far, Kareena Kapoor has established herself a force to reckon with.

Kareena in a near 2 year period has delivered four of the top ten grossing films of all time- Starting with Three Idiots which earned Rs 170 crore locally , Golmaal 3 mopping up Rs 108 crore ,followed by the 141 crore grossing Bodyguard, and the VFX magnum opus Ra.One.The actress then went on to put up a note worthy performance in Ek Main aur Ek Tu.

Says acclaimed critic Taran Adarsh “Kareena is the only actress to enjoy the privilege of  being in the 100 crore club – She has the looks and talent and the box office is also backing her. She is going to break her own record with her films to come”

Apart from achieving historic box office success and being the only actress to have worked with all of the industry’s , Kareena Kapoor is also the leading actress in the brand space as per official TAM reports ,with the highest number of brands in her kitty in comparison to her contemporaries ,including biggies like Lakme,Airtel, Hindustan Unilever, Sony,Gitangali, . La vie, Mahindra and ITC to name a few.

Says an agency insider “”Today, actors earn more than 50% of their annual income frombrand endorsements, shows and star appearances. Kareena comes right after the Khans in the list of endorsements, and if you count cricketers, only after Sachin and Dhoni”

On a high note says trade analyst Amod Mehra “There is no competition to Kareena Kapoor – Talking about numbers and standings in the industry ,she is the entire 1-10 margin .She is the Amitabh Bachchan of her time ,there were constant comparisons with her contemporaries but with her recent films she is here to prove she is her only competition”. “Kareena is at the best stage of her career .Its a rare opportunity to work with the younger Gen-X lot of actors as well as the established superstars of the industry and Kareena has films with both in her kitty .She is a complete trendsetter “adds Box Office India’s Vajir Singh.

Clash of the titans – Nasseruddin Shah and Randeep Hooda reunite for film ‘John Day’

The guru shishya Jodi of Naseeruddin Shah and Randeep Hooda will reunite after the long gap of eleven years for a film titled ‘John Day’. The first film that saw them together was Randeep’s debut film Monsson Wedding where he got an opportunity to share screen space with Naseer Sahab in his first ever scene for a film. 

From there on Randeep who is an ardant fan of Naseer Sahab’s work, got along well with him and have been doing lots of theatre work under him.

Directed by Ahishor Solomon, Produced by Anjum Rizvi (who earlier produced Wednesday) along with K Asif; John Day will be an edge of the seat revenge drama.

Randeep who considers Naseer sahab as his Guru, friend and a confidant is extremely glad to have finally got a script that will do justice to both his character and the character of an actor of Naseer sahab’s caliber.

Says Co- Producer Anjum Rizvi, “Solomon came to me with this great script and he had Naseer Sahab and Randeep in mind for the two lead characters. We approached them and both readily agreed after listening to the script. We are happy to have both of them together in John Day where both have very interesting roles.”