Sonakshi Sinha To Shake It

It may not exactly be an item number, but Sonakshi Sinha is gearing up to show off her sexy side with the song Chikni Kamar in Rowdy Rathore.

Sonakshi, who has been seen on the screen only in Dabangg yet seems to be eager to shed her village belle avatar. After all she seems to be in a similar role in Joker and Rowdy Rathore, both of which are opposite Akshay Kumar. Will she give Sheila ki jawani and Munni badnaam hui a tough fight? Only the item will tell.

Vidya Balan: Silk Smitha To Parvati?

Rumours about Karan Johar’s silver screen adaptation of the book Immortals Of Meluha have been getting “curiouser and curiouser” by the day. While we cheered when we heard that Hrithik Roshan might be chosen for the role of the blue-throated Lord Shiva, the next piece of news got us more excited.

Vidya Balan is reportedly being considered for the role of Parvati in the film version of this Amish Tripathi book (the first of the trilogy). Just imagining this jodi on screen is doing the trick for us! And considering that it involves quite some action, we hope to see Hrithik and Vidya scorching the screen soon. Do it for us KJo, make it happen!

Rakhi Sawant: I have forgiven Dhanush


Drama queen Rakhi Sawant, who was so called ‘upset’ with Dhanush some days back, is now all gung-ho about the southern superstar.

Well, it so happened that Rakhi and Dhanush were supposed to perform at an event on the song ‘Kolaveri Di’. But, it couldn’t happen as Dhanush had to cancel it at the last moment due to some other commitments. And hence, the lady was bit pissed off on him.

However, Rakhi at a recent event addressed the media saying, “I love Dhanush and Rajinikanth. I don’t want to comment on him because I really liked his song. Whatever he did to me, it’s okay. I have forgiven him. In fact, he called me later and said that he didn’t had time and hence, couldn’t make it. Maybe it’s because his film was also going to release, but he said that next time he will do it.”

Moreover, the lady further added, “Actually he thinks that he can’t dance and he thought that I will overshadow him. That’s why he did this, but I love his song,”

Well, what more can we say on this!!

Hottie Neha Dhupia kisses Arbaaz Khan


Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia, the bronzed beauty Chitrangada Singh, andArbaaz Khan were seen at a special event sponsored by Gillette yesterday.

The curvaceous babe Neha Dhupia made us drool uncontrollably in a body hugging red dress. Arbaaz looked smart in blazer and Chitrangada in a brown floral dress posed for the shutterbugs with the actors.

At the event, Neha was seen shaving her legs with the new launched razor along with actor Arbaaz Khan who was lathered up too. Later, Neha even kissed the clean shaven actor.

Catch some more interesting pictures of the event here!

Ashmit Patel & Veena Malik in Fiji

Actor Ashmit Patel, who earlier starred with Pakistani superstar Meera in Mahesh Bhatt’s NAZAR, is reported to have reached Fiji islands with his Pakistani starlet ‘friend’ Veena Malik to shoot their upcoming film SUPERMODEL, this week.

According to a report in Fiji’s daily, SUPERMODEL will be shot mainly in Nadi ù around Denarau Island at various scenic locations, and will also use a number of Fiji locals for the film’s shoot.

The media has been speculating a lot about the duo coming together for SUPERMODEL, as rumours about their split have been doing the rounds from quite a long time.

Veena Malik is the new Silk Smitha!


Controversial babe Veena Malik has been reportedly signed to play the role of Silk Smitha. According to the media reports, the actress has been roped in by South Indian filmmaker Venkatappa for his next project titled DIRTY PICTURE: SILK SAKKATH MAGA.

The starlet tweeted on the social networking site, “Super excited to be the part of south film industry…..just signed “THE DIRTY PICTURE“…..!!!”

The film will be directed by Trishul and produced by Venkatappa. Moreover, Venkatappa’s son Akshay will be paired opposite Veena in the film.

Media reports also claim that the film is not the remake of Vidya Balan starrer THE DIRTY PICTURE but an original script.

Salman Khan: There’s a lot of romance in DABANGG 2

Bollywood stars Salman KhanKatrina Kaif, and Sonakshi Sinha were spotted at the launch of Kallista Spa, yesterday in Mumbai. At the event, Salman seemed all cheerful to talk about his upcoming film DABANGG 2.

Says Salman, ‘Arbaaz is doing a really good job and yes we are really happy that he is directing DABANGG 2. Boht achcha kaam karr raha hai Arbaaz. Superb job he is doing and you will come to know once the film releases.’Talking about his co-star Sonakshi Sinha a.k.a Mrs. Rajjo Pandey, Khan said, “Sonakshi is killing it…She is killing it in DABANGG 2. In the first one…thode inhibitions thi usko…But after that she did ROWDY RATHORE and now DABANGG 2. She has gone altogether on a different level. She’s on a roll now!”

Not stopping to rave about Sonakshi, Salman further added, “There’s a lot of romance in DABANGG 2. And she’s has done a very good job. After all she’s Mrs. Pandey now!”

DABANGG 2 is scheduled to hit the theatres around Christmas.

Sunny Leone bags RAGINI MMS 2


RAGINI MMS, which was one of the most talked about sleeper hits of 2011, has just gotten bigger and bolder.

Sunny Leone seems to be cementing her position in Bollywood, as Ekta Kapoor’s Alt Entertainment, which recently produced THE DIRTY PICTURE, has signed her for the sequel of this keenly awaited thrill-and-steam fest.

The LA-based adult star will commence shooting for RAGINI MMS 2 this year after completing Pooja Bhatt’s JISM 2.

While the original revolved around the video footage of a girl from Delhi, the sequel is believed to be inspired by a real-life story as well. However, the scale of the sequel, which is bigger than the first, promises to be more scary and sexy.

Confirms Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures, “We’re glad to have Sunny on board and look forward to working with her. The rest of the cast and script are being worked on and will be announced once finalized.

Music release of AJINTHA

By Aryeman Raj

Saregama India Ltd., India’s flagship music and entertainment Company, after creating the stupendous musical success story of Balgandharva in 2011, released the music of the film AJINTHA.

The event was attended by Vikram Gokhale, Ravindra Saathe, Markand Deshpande, and Mahesh Manjrekar. The grand music launch with the entire cast and crew of Ajintha and glimpses of the movie along with the LIVE performance of  the lead actress Sonalee Kulkarni and her unique look made this event one of the most memorable event for everyone.

Produced under the Iconic Banner  Chandrakant Productions Pvt Ltd . This film is directed by Nitin Chandrakant Desai.  Ajintha’ is based on a true love story, told never before, between Major Robert Gill & a tribal girl named Paro. Their Love was pure…beyond all languages, all barriers, all cultures!.  Ajintha’ is a brain child and the directorial debut of the internationally acclaimed Production Designer and  Producer Nitin Chandrakant Desai. It’s his salute to the creators of the caves & the Indian Art, and a tribute to Paro, all the villagers of Ajanta & Robert Gill.

 

The music of this iconic film is set to tunes by Kaushal S. Inamdar and penned beautifully by  N D Mahanor.   This album is a bouquet of   variety of songs   presented in the versatile vocals of Kaushal Inamdar, Ravindra Sathe, Avdhoot Gupte , Suresh Wadkar to name a few.

 

Ajay-Anil’s F1 Race

Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn will have a supercar race on the F1 track in Delhi. with Silver and yellow Lamborghini. The race is scheduled on Monday, April 23. While sharing this news with us Mr.Kapoor told us that this race is Ajay’s brainchild.

During a casual conversation on a dinner Mr.Kapoor and Mr. Devgn started exchanging notes on their need for speed. That is when Ajay, who is into sports car challenged Anil for a race. Surprised Kapoor took it sportingly and decided to test their skills on the F1 track in Delhi.

Talking about this adventure Anil Kapoor said, “We have taken to it rather seriously. And have also decided on the cars we will drive.” We have learned that while Anil will race in a sliver Lamborghini, Ajay will contest in a yellow one. “That’s right. The race will be run on pure merit,” says Anil.

An official from the Buddh International Circuit (on request anonymity) confirmed that the two actors are slated to contest in a race on F1 track. “The reception among driver to this track has been overwhelmingly positive. Anil and Ajay should be having a ball,” sad the official.

Though Mr.Kapoor is not so comfortable with supercars but still he is not taking this challenge lightheartedly. And to avoid conceding defeat to his Tezz co-star, he is going to Delhi to docile the Silver Lamborghini

Laughter the actor, “So Ajay has the edge alright. But who knows, I may just shock him at the post. I shall put my best foot forward.”

Churma Bhopali enters Lapataganj

Mukundi Lal Gupta, played by Rohitashv Gaur has an adversary in Lapataganj – Choorma Bhopali, a paan chewing opportunist with an authentic Bhopali accent and style of speaking.

Rohitashv, speaking about his character of ‘Choorma Bhopali’ says, “I am extremely excited to be able to play a double role and that too such vividly contrasting roles. I feel it is the ultimate challenge, test and opportunity for an actor to showcase his/her talent. It also shows the confidence a director has in you. I kept recalling the ‘Soorma Bhopali’ role played by Jagdeepji in Sholay and then did my homework and preparations. It was fun learning to speak with a Bhopali accent.”

Rohitashv has taken this role so seriously that he trained himself to get the authentic Bhopali accent right and started speaking with everyone on the sets in the typical Bhopali way. Not only that, he also started practising his lines while having ‘paan’ in his mouth to get his talking style correct to the extent that he was eating almost 40 paans a day.

Everyone on the set is very excited and impressed with the new avatar of Rohitashv and in fact his enthusiasm has rubbed off on his co-actors as well. All the artists and crew of Lapataganj have also started speaking in a Bhopali accent.

But, surprisingly his wife does not seem to be very impressed with him eating paan and has warned him not to touch Paan once the track is over. Says Rohitashv, “Another challenge I have is to get my wife fall in love with the character of Choorma Bhopali”.

 

What will happen next will Mukundi be rescued and will Lapataganj residents expose Choorma Bhopali and punish him? Will the builder succeed in his intentions?

Catch the action of Choorma Bhopali in Lapataganj Mon to Fri 10 pm only on SAB

THE ENGAGEMENT OF ARJUN HITKARI WITH GAYATRI

It was a dream setting at the Taj for Arjun Hitkari’s engagement ceremony with Gayatri Misra with Mumbai’s crème de la crème in attendance. Not only Mumbaikars, but friends of the Hitkaris from all over the globe which included nearly 15 CEOs of top fortune 500 companies descended on Mumbai on this chosen day.


Shri Chhagan Bhujbal, Honorable cabinet Minister was in great spirits and engaged in a prolonged conversation with Shri Sanjay Dina Patil, the dynamic Loksabha MP from Mumbai and Viveck ShettyyNisha Jamvwal looked gorgeous in red.Niranjan Hiranandani was accompanied by his wife and was Alexey Novikov, honorable consul general of Russia.

Debbie and Arun Hitkari ensured that everything from the decor to the food was exquisite and elaborate for the engagement ceremony of their son Arjun and also personally received all the guests. His holiness, the Shankaracharya also graced the occasion to bless the couple. Isha Koppikar was picture perfect in a yellow outfit. Bhagyashree looked radiant in a white outfit and was accompanied by her husband, Himalay.

Shobha De completely enjoyed the performances by pop star Sukbhir as he belted out his popular hits which included “Gal ban gayi”, “gudinaal ishk mita” “nachle soniye” and many others. The guests were grooving on the dance floor and the partying continued till the wee hours. Sheetal Mafatlal and Maheka Puri were also spotted mingling with the guests. Noel Tata also made a rare appearance.

Shahid & Priyanka’s Another Kahani

What: Trailer launch of TERI MERI KAHANI

Where : Cinemax,Versova

Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra preened for the cameras on Thursday evening at the launch of the first trailer of their film, Teri Meri Kahani, directed by Kunal Kohli. The trailer of the film looks very exciting and the film was trending on Twitter, thanks to the response the trailer received. This is the second film that Shahid and Priyanka have done together after Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey.

Both Shahid and Priyanka are seen in three different avatars over three time spans -1910, 1960 and 2012 – in the film, akin to ‘Three Times’ which features three separate love stories chronologically set in 1911, 1966 and 2005, with the same lead actors, Shu Qi and Chang Chen. The 2005 film was a hit and won several awards.

Priyanka Chopra wowed onlookers at Teri Meri Kahani theatrical trailer launch which was attended by Shahid Kapoor as well, in a bright orange cocktail dress. Dressed to impress in a tangerine Lanvin frock, she teamed it up with nude peep-toe pumps. Tumbling hair, a dark lip colour and a gold cuff completed her look. Is orange Priyanka’s colour? What do you think?

The storyline of Shahid Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer upcoming film ‘Teri Meri Kahani’ seemed to be very much on the lines of Taiwanese film ‘Three Times’. But director Kunal Kohli insists there are no similarities between the two and that its just a coincidence.

“To meet and part ways is there in every love story, be it ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Fanna’, ‘Hum Tum’ or ‘Veer Zaara’. Whatever popular love story you take..a love story is all about meeting and parting. But how they meet, how they part ways is different in every love story and even in this story, it is different,” he said. The film is up for release on June 22

Priyanka Chopra’s dhamaka at the fifth edition of IPL in Chennai

Priyanka Chopra took the packed audience at the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of IPL by surprise in Chennai on Tuesday when she went up in the air during her performance. Her performance was a huge success as audience couldn’t stop raving about PC’s act.

Looking chic in a black and white sequinned top, black pants and a red wrap-around skirt, the actress opened her act with her popular song Aaj Ki Raat.
She did away with her skirt for a sporty look as she was pulled up in the air with a harness for an aerial act on the Don tune.

The 29-year-old mesmerised the audience with her confidence, and landed on the stage for a power-packed dance on the number Dhantanaa from the film Kaminey.

She moved around in the audience, and urged the front row members, including Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh, to dance. Bhajji, as the latter is lovingly called, was sporting enough to get up and join her for a jig.

Later, Priyanka took to the stage again to interact with the cricketers of title holders Chennai Super Kings, who are led by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

She pulled Dhoni’s leg, and asked the boys to join her for a dance on hit Tamil song Nakka Mukka.

The ceremony was opened by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who rendered a soulful poem penned by lyricist Prasoon Joshi. It was followed by a performance by Colonial Cousins, after which Priyanka took to the stage.

Synopsis of Bollywood film ‘Hate Story’

Vikram Bhatt’s next venture ‘Hate Story’ under his banner BVG Films (A division of ASA Productions and Enterprises) is a journey of hatred and brutal vengeance.

Hate Story is directed by Vivek Agnihotri whose credits include ‘Chocolate’ as well as the first Bollywood football film ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’.

The movie stars Nikhil Dwivedi, Gulshan Devaiah of the critically acclaimed ‘Shaitan’ fame and Bengali beauty Paoli Dam who will be debuting in Bollywood with this film.

Paoli has a body of work in Bengali films and she came into prominence by winning accolades for her performance in Bengali film ‘Kaalbela’. The actress was also awarded Shera Bangali New Face 2009 for having brought Bengal in the national as well as international limelight.

The Story of the film revolves around Kaavya (Paoli Dam) and her transformation from a simple middle class journalist to a sex worker and her revenge where she is exploited both professionally and sexually.

Kaavya, a journalist, hits jackpot by publishing a conspiracy scoop about a well-known cement company. It is because of this that the owner of the company Siddharth Dhanrajgir (Gulshan Devaiah) hires her to exploit her both professionally and sexually, only to get back at her for ruining his company’s name. Thus begins the journey of hatred and brutal vengeance, with Kaavya’s attempts to wipe out Siddharth Dhanrajgir completely!

This affects everyone around Kaavya, including her family and her best friend, Vicky (Nikhil Dwivedi) who secretly loves her.

The story and screenplay has been penned by Vikram Bhatt himself and the dialogues are written by Rohit Malhotra. The action sequence of the film has been done by Abbas Ali Moughal.

The melodious soundtrack of the film has been given by music composer Harshit Saxena whereas the lyrics have been penned by Kumar  

The movie also stars Joy Sen Gupta, Saurabh Dubey, Irawati Harshe and Mohan Kapoor.

 

‘Hate Story’ hits theatres on 20th April, 2012!

Vashu Bhagnani’s next film for his son Jackky Bhagnani

Mahurat of the film ‘Ajab Gazabb Love’ was held on Friday at Mumbai’s Mehboob studio. The film is produced by Pooja Entertainment & Films, and it stars Arjun Rampal, Jackky Bhagnani, Nidhi Subbaiah, Kirron Kher, Darshan Jariwala & Arshad Warsi in a special appearance. The film is directed by Sanjay Gadhvi.

Apart from the actors of the film, several prominent names from Bollywood turned up to support producer Vashu Bhagnani . While Sajid Khan broke the traditional coconut to get the film to an auspicious start, Rajkumar Santoshi gave the clap, Boney Kapoor rolled the camera and David Dhawan called action. The mahurat of the film was surely a star studded affair. Also, seen at the mahurat were actress Dia Mirza, Sajid-Wajid, Anu Malik, Satish Kaushik, Satish Shah, Shradha Pandit  & Ratan Jain among others.

“I am really happy that the film has gone on floors and people from the industry were a part of it and came to convey their best to us. The concept of the film is really different from what anyone has ever seen before,” says producer Vashu Bhagnani.

What stole the show at this mahurat apart from the actors was a red colour car called Avanti, which will be an integral part of the film. Jackky Bhagnani who plays a car engineer in the film says, “ I shot the first scene today and it feels great to be back in front of the camera again. In the film I play a car engineer and personally too I love cars f – so that’s something that is absolutely me in the film. In the film I design the cheapest sports car in the world and apart from that the film also has an unusual love story and a good dose of humor too.”

“I am so happy to be back in the groove and extremely excited too. The film has a fantastic script, good star cast and a great production house – all the reasons I am a part of this venture. And of course we have a beautiful looking car in the film which makes it even more interesting,” says the director of the film.

Ajab Gazabb Love is slated to release on 24th October 2012. 

John Abraham on Sperm Donation

While the release of JA Entertainment & Eros International’s Vicky Donor is around the corner, producer John Abraham opens up on the subject that is already being popularly talked about.

 

Says John, “Ever since the promos started airing, we’ve been getting mails and calls from fertility centers on how they can pitch in, without even seeing the film”. Adding that, “Even in India, soldiers and border security forces are known to do so when going to war or manning troubled areas.”

 

Ask the actor whether he would be open to donating himself and quick was his reply “Why not ? But if it happens, it would be for purely altruistic and philanthropic reasons and definitely not for commercial gains. As my lead actor Ayushmann says, if we can donate blood to blood banks to save a life, why can’t we donate sperms to give a life?”

 

Adds director Shoojit Sircar, “My writer, Juhi Chaturvedi is a woman. I told myself if she could talk about this. I could make a film on the subject. The endeavor is to bring the issue out of the closet in a light tone so that it is acceptable to every section of the audience”.

 

Produced by John Abraham, Eros International’s contemporary comedy Vicky Donor directed by Shoojit Sircar takes a light hearted look at the taboo attached to infertility and artificial insemination.


The film is scheduled to release April 20th, 2012.

Lilavati Hospital’s awareness campaign on ‘Save and Empower the Girl Child’

As part of their social responsibility, doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, one of the leading hospitals in the city of Mumbai have planned an ambitious public awareness campaign called ‘Save and Empower the Girl Child’. The said campaign will be launched on 11th April at J W Marriott, Juhu. The basic idea is to create buzz regarding the said initiative and its relevance to the current scenario. The event will have speeches and audio visual bites from various eminent dignitaries. Further, it is proposed to felicitate some women achievers for their outstanding contribution in various areas.

Shri Suresh ShettyHon’ble minister for Public Health, Family Welfare & Protocol, Government of Maharashtra, is the guest of honour for this special occasion.

 A series of free medical camps for the girl child on the last Saturdays of every month is a part of this special initiative by doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre. These medical camps will include eye check-ups, dental check-ups, nutrition camps and overall health check-ups. The Fashion Show and this event is the first of a series of strategic efforts to be undertaken to Save and Empower the Girl Child.

In India, in the last 20 years, about 10 million girls have been killed by their parents either before or after they were born. The average death rate for girls under the age of one year was 72 per 1000 compared to 55 per 1000 among boys. The proportion of girls who are able to attend school in India continues to remain low. 54% females are literates compared to 76% males. The child sex ratio (determined between the age 1 day to 6 years) has declined to 914 from 2001 value of 927. The child sex ratio is lowest since our independence in 1947. It has been continuously reducing for the last 50 years. A closer look at the detailed demographics would reveal that the child sex ratio is less than 900 in 8 states across India – including the two biggest states – UP and Maharashtra.

The Government of India has taken steps to empower the girl child. These include free and compulsory education for the girl child and enacting laws against dowry. What is more important is to have a mindset revolution. So are you ready to take the first step to save and empower the Girl Child?

SAVE AND EMPOWER THE GIRL CHILD STAR STUDDED FASHION SHOW

Mumbaikars from all walks of life well and truly stood up for the noble cause and the initiative taken up by Doctors of the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre to Save and empower the girl child. It was a glittering function at the J.W. Marriott, Juhu with Mumbai’s crème de la crème in attendance and none other than Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen as the show stopper for a spectacular fashion show with outfits by Manish Malhotra.

 

Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Chetan Mehta, Trustee, Lilavati Hospital and the core committee members which included Dr. Kiran Coelho, Dr. Nandita Palshetkar and Dr. Rishma Pai were in great spirits as Bollywood actresses like Neha Dhupia and Dipannita Sharma walked the ramp for this special cause. Kajol, the chief guest for the evening, observed that her father never for a moment regretted the fact that he did not have a son. Poonam Dhillon, Maria Goretti, Nisha Jamvwal , Alka Yagnik, Mandira Bedi , Padmini Kolhapure, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Shaina N.C., Poonam Mahajan were amongst the other prominent personalities who walked the ramp on this chosen day.

Poonam Dhillon coordinated the entire show for the Doctors of the Lilavati Hospital and research centre and also anchored the evening. Also Spotted in the audience were Ashish Choudhary and Rhea PillaiLeander Paes waxed eloquent about the role of a woman in a man’s life be it a mother, sister or daughter. But it was Sushmita Sen who had everybody spellbound with her touching address and her experience of having two daughters as a single parent. Now we know what it takes to be a Miss Universe, Kudos Sushmita Sen!!!

Unusual character sketch creation for SHANGHAI

Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi have gone through a complete metamorphosis in Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai.  So much that both Abhay and Emraan are almost unrecognizable in the roles.  Those who have seen them on the sets have not been able to recognize them in their get up.

Writer-director Dibakar Banerjee too  admits  that  when he was writing the script of Shanghai, that it was none other than Abhay Deol that came to his imagination for Krishnan’s character.  He couldn’t imagine anyone else.  Then when he started writing Jogi’s sketch he remembered  Emraan Hashmi from Footpath (2003). “ I had recognized his talents in the film. He was completely approachable and capable of living his character on screen” says Dibakar.  But now that Emraan was a star Dibakar had his own inhibitions about Emraan agreeing to doing something so different. “Fortunately it took just five minutes for Emraan to say he was ready” says Dibakar.

What followed  informs Dibakar was  the process of brining the sketches to life which proved to be a grueling task.  “From  Moustaches to ear piercing, dark circles, lightly shaded,  paan-stained and yellowed teeth, tattoos painted on brown, sunbrunt arms.. Then the ribbed body turned slack with a protruding paunch as Emraan went on an eating  binge.  Jogi slowly emerged from my sketches.

“Jogi  explains Dibakar “is  a street-smart nobody from Jodhpur. Once a stud who landed small-time modeling assignment, he had slowly gone to seed, but there’s still a trace of the stud in him. It’s there in the jeans, worn well below the bulging belly, the sking tight shirts he wears.  Emraan still can’t get over it “(laughs Dibakar).

“All in all Jogi is still sexy in a dirty, grimy kind of way, with stale, dry sweat patches under his arms.  Many times  I’d holler for the sweat patches to be attached every time Emraan stepped n the sets” adds Dibakar.

“Emraan was startling and every time he sauntered onto the sets,  with his different walk I would watch the unit silently for reactions. This was the Jogi I’d dreamt of , it gave me gooseflesh to see him for real” he exclaims.

“I remember Emraan coming for some patchwork shots six months after we had wrapped up Shanghai, his face lean, his body taunt, his gait his own looking at him, it was impossible to relate him to the Jogi from my film” he states enthusiastically

On the other hand Abhay was just as amazing. Towards the climax, Krishnan has a long interaction with a key character. Abhay has been rehearsing for the scene since 6pm. When we have started rolling at 1 am, sitting at the monitor with my production designer, I had tears in my eyes,” admits Dibakar.

“The  ‘yay’ guy I knew was gone. In his place was my IAS officer with a stooped shoulder walk, moustache, glasses and a butter-wont melt expression on his face. The buttoned-up shirts, ties and trousers came with the costume, but the slight Tamil accent was all Abhay’s. He had put his conditions even before he shot. He made me sit in the make up van for  30 minutes with his diction coach and rehearse his lines. The efforts have paid off”,   informs Dibakar.

“It was unbelieveable watching the North Indian Jat boy turning into a Tam-Brahm bureaucrat!” adds Dibakar.

Emraan Hashmi on Jogi:

While Dibakar can’t stop singing praises of  his characters in the film, Emraan Hashmi says “ It was challenging and I  took it up  even if it meant losing the body I’d worked  for .”

“While shooting my scenes I  would often look into the mirror and  ask Dibakar  “couldn’t you have made me look worse?  And Dibakar would laugh.

“We  also got a local to record the lingo and fill us in on Jogi’s background. What would a small town wheeler-dealer who shoots marriage videos and porn movies do in the evening? Eat chicken and fish maybe? This kind of research and 10 odd workshops demolished me as an actor and brought Jogi to life”  says Emraan.

Abhay Deol on Krishna

“It was not easy playing Krishna. Dibakar almost grilled us not only on the looks, but the posture and the gait and everythingI play a Tamil Brahmin in the film, and being as IAS officer posted in Maharashtra, I needed to perfect a lingo that was largely clean Hindi with more Marathi than Tamil words, but spoke with a subtle south Indian accent, I worked with a diction coach for 10 days. He also accompanied me on the sets. I even learnt the Tamil alphabets” says Abhay.

Dibakar’s instructions were clear right from the start. “The look was that of a beauracrat…Buttoned up shirts and ties, glasses and a moustache that wasn’t like the one I’d worn in Manorama-Six Feet Under. The end result: unrecognizable”   such characters give you a different high” adds Abhay.       

Big B dances to Sanjay Dutt’s tunes!!

The Deadly Duo come together as Baraati’s for Department

Here’s some good news for all Big B and Sanju Baba fans….the deadly duo is all set the screen on fire with their much awaited gripping action drama “Department”!!

Here’s an exclusive image from the film with Amitabh Bachchan dancing with abandon to Dutt playing the dholak on the streets of Mumbai! The duo perform as part of the baraat for a special wedding song in the film titled “Kammo” and will be seen dancing in full street style like a typical desi shaadi!!

Choreographed by Shabina Khan, the masala shaadi song has been rendered by none other than Bappa Lahiri!  Bappa Lahiri has given the music, while the song is a fun wedding dance number by Mika and Sudesh Bhosle.

What’s more, we hear the Mr. Dutt specially enjoyed shooting for this song as he is personally known to play the dholak very well says a source close to the actor.

The two acclaimed veterans of the industry will be sharing extensive screen space in one of their most deadly and raw avatars ever seen for this film.

In one of the most anticipated films of 2012, RGV’s Department stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati and is slated for release on 18th May, 2012.

“Department” is above all a story of a terrifying power struggle within the bowels of the mother of all powers — the police “Department”.

Veena Malik wants to marry someone like Amitabh Bachchan

Pakistani starlet Veena Malik who, is known to be controversy’s favourite child will be appearing on Movers & Shakers on SAB TV. In a candid chat with Shekhar Suman she revealed her other side, shared thoughts on her ideal life partner and cleared controversies surrounding her. It was her long cherished wish to meet Shekhar Suman and she was thrilled to be invited for the show.

Talking about her ideal life partner she said, “I am a young and attractive girl and all my life I have made my own choices. I think it’s me. Outside factors don’t affect me and I am responsible for all my happiness and pain. Nothing that happens around me affects me. If today you appreciate me then also my reaction would be the same as it will be when you criticize me.”

Shekhar Suman and Veena Malik on the sets of Movers and Shakers


She further added, “If a guy has characteristics like Amitabh Bachchan I might end up marrying him. Not exactly like Big B but if the boy has certain characteristics like him, like his beautiful voice and a personality like him, I think I can compromise on other things,” said the actress on Movers & Shakers.

 

Shekhar Suman was also all praises for Veena Malik and said, “Ye (Veena Malik) to sir se paer tak taareef hi taareef hain.” He further went on to add, “She is beauty with brains and does not mix words and speaks what she feels.”

 

Veena Malik sizzled on the sets with her live performance on Sheila Ki Jawani. During the show she did mimicry of Kajol and Sharukh Khan and sang ‘Jawani Jaaneman Haseen Dilruba’.

 

Veena Malik on Movers and Shakers at 11pm on SAB TV on April 16th

 

Star studded launch of Lotus Refineries new venture.

Arun Sharma CEO of Lotus Refineries organised the launch of his oil in Mumbai in total Bollywood style. He invited all the stars from Bollywood who performed and were part of the event.

ARUN SHARMA

Roshni Chopra was the host of the event. Other artist who performed at the launch were Yana Gupta, Shweta Tiwari, Minisha Lamba, Neha Dhupia, Bhumi Trivedi, Shabab Sabri and Navin Prabhakar. Guest who came for the event were Rahul Mahajan, Dimpy Mahajan, Akashdeep Saigal, DJ Sheizwood,Arun Bakshi, Misti Mukherjee, Mink Brar, Yuvraaj Parashar, Chandi Perera, Nikita Rawal, Rajesh Khattar, Brinda Paresh,Yogesh Lakhani CMD of Bright Outdoor Media and Vasant Bhandari.Roshni Chopra wished Arun Sharma all the best for his new venture.

Arun Sharma said to media that his Lotus Refineries is one of the most dynamic and leading companies in edible oil processing industry in India. We manufacture and supply mustard oil, soya bean oil, sunflower oil, cotton seed oil, olive oil and pamolien oil.
 

My focus is on quality, not quantity: Zarine Khan

Actress Zarine Khan has featured in just two films in her two-year-old career in Bollywood. She says it’s because she is more focused on quality, rather that quantity.

“My life has been very unplanned, but as I have said this before that I plan to do only quality work than quantity work. So that’s about it,” the 27-year-old said here at a screening of her latest release “Housefull 2″.

The 27-year-old, who did a cameo as a runaway bride in “Ready”, and now plays a bride in “Housefull 2″ again, says one shouldn’t take the plunge in real life unless he or she understands the responsibilities that come with married life.

“I am an Indian and I do believe in the institution of marriage. Every Indian girl dreams of getting married one day, but with marriage comes a lot of responsibility. So, I don’t think you should take a plunge for the heck of it unless you are not ready for the responsibility,” said Zarine.

Zarine debuted in Bollywood with “Veer” in 2010 and later did a cameo and an item song “Character dheela” in Salman Khan’s 2011 film “Ready”.

Currently, the actress also has “Partner 2″ in her kitty. It is a sequel to the 2007 film “Partner”. Zarine is also shooting for a Tamil film “Karikalan”.

‘Satyamev…’ promos give insight into Aamir’s creative process: Imran

The promos of Aamir Khan’s debut TV show “Satyamev Jayate” have hit the tube and his nephew Imran Khan says its typical of his uncle’s style and gives an insight into the way the star thinks.

“I have seen the promos. It is exactly what Aamir is. The tone of the promos really gives you an insight into the way Aamir thinks, into his thought process and into his creative process. I think if you find the promos interesting, then you will be interested in the show,” said Imrna

Meanwhile, Imran is busy shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola”. He will also be seen in “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2″, a sequel to 2010 film “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai”.

‘Kya Super Kool…’ doesn’t make fun of K3G: Riteish

The promos of “Kya Super Kool Hai Hum” are out and have some sequences of “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” (K3G) embedded in them. Actor Riteish Deshmukh says that the scenes from Karan Johar’s family drama have been included to make fun of their sex comedy.

“We are not making fun of it (K3G). Actually we are making fun of our film, that our film is not a family drama. It’s not a film that can bring families together… It’s not about getting families together. It’s about having fun and enjoying ourselves,” Riteish told reporters Monday at the launch of the first look of “Kya Super Kool Hai Hum”.

Riteish also said that it was really brave of Karan to share the footage of his film and thanked him for his support.

“None of the footage that we have used in the film can be used without the permission of the filmmaker. Hats off to Karan who has a sense of humor…not many people would have the guts to give their films to be made fun off. All of us here would like to thank Karan for extending his support by giving the footage of K3G for our film,” said the actor.

Co-produced by Sachin Yardi and Ekta Kapoor, “Kya Super Kool Hai Hum” also stars Tusshar Kapoor, Neha Sharma and Sarah Jane Dias in the lead roles. The film is slated for an August release.

Emraan Hashmi’s tobacco woes!

Emraan Hashmi bid adieu to smoking a long time back but little did the actor knew he would have to chew tobacco soon. To play a foul-mouthed reporter in Dibakar Banerjee’s “Shanghai”, he had to re-start the habit.

On the first day of the shoot, Emraan was asked to chew tobacco for a scene and it was not a pleasant experience. Tobacco left him with such a distaste that Emraan almost threw up and felt giddy.

The director insisted that since his role required him to do it, there was no other way out. After a lot of discussions, Banerjee and Emraan came to the conclusion that the actor should chew tobacco.

Abhishek accompanied Big B for his checkup

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had abdominal pain post his surgery, went the Nanavati Hospital here for a check-up Tuesday and was seen with son Abhishek while leaving the clinic.

He reached around at 3.30 p.m. and spent more than an hour in the hospital. When he left the hospital at 4.50 with Abhishek.

Big B had blogged about his pain Monday night saying “So last night, just after I had finished with the blog, I rose from my desk to get to bed, but excruciating pain, stopped me in my tracks and I found it difficult to walk to stand to sit to lie down. Quite horrendous! This was not there post operation even.. so what really is the reason for it two months down the line?”

“I have no answer. But tomorrow there should be one as I prepare for a CT Scan, after devouring a large bottle or bottles of that yellow fluid, that shall line the internal organs so the scan can pick up any region that could be infected or being the cause for the pain,” he wrote.

However, he was amazed to see media parked outside his residence Jalsa Tuesday morning.

“Oh dear..up at 6 am to go for dub of a Bhojpuri film for my make up man..and..a fleet of media vans and tv camera chasing me? Why ? Security asks media crew reason for chase, they refer to my Twitter on CT Scan..goodness !” he tweeted.

“Dearest tv media and vans outside my home, please do not stress and work so hard. Its nothing, just another visit to my doctor!!,” he said.

Colors acquires ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, signs Madhuri

Popular dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, which aired on entertainment channel Sony since 2006, has now been acquired by Colors, which has already signed up dancing diva Madhuri Dixit as one of the judges for the upcoming season of the celebrity-based show.

The show, inspired by international show “Dancing With The Stars”, saw Madhuri on the judges’ panel in its fourth season too. But that time, she was busy travelling between India and the US, where her family – her husband, and two kids – was then settled.

The actress has now shifted base back to India, and is expected to be more relaxed on the sets as she doesn’t have to think of travelling far away after every shooting schedule, said a source.

The upcoming season on Colors will get a ‘colourful’ makeover too, and the channel hopes to give it a metamorphosis in terms of style and look.

“Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” has so far gone through four seasons. It features celebrities and well-known faces, who train with professional dance partners and perform various styles of dancing. The judges panel usually consists of three, but the other two judges are yet to be formally announced.

Chances are choreographer-director Remo D’Souza will also be seen as a repeat on the panel this season.