Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and other stars are seen fasting the Anna’s way

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Kareena Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan are leaving no stone unturned to bring their upcoming film ‘Satyagraha’ close to reality. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan uploaded a few pictures on his blog ‘Tumblr’. Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and other stars are seen fasting the Anna’s way.

In the pictures, Kareena Kapoor is wearing the same cap as people wore during the real protest at ‘Jantar Mantar’.

Satyagraha is the upcoming film directed by Prakash Jha. The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Amrita Rao.

 

INDIA’S FIRST GLAM DIVA IS … PRIYANKA CHOPRA!

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The stage was set, the emotions tense and there was palpable excitement in the air as BIG CBS LOVE announced the winner to the first season of India’s Glam Diva…none other than Bollywood siren – Priyanka Chopra!

India’s Glam Diva saw the coming together of exceptional women Diva’s from across the Indian entertainment industry who have created a mark for themselves across the fields of Bollywood, Television, Sports, Corporate and more. The show, which saw inputs from eminent guru’s from the industry – Shiamak Davar, Shaina NC and Rajeev Masand, selected India’s Glam Diva purely through audience votes making it truly INDIA’S GLAM DIVA –selected by the people, of the people and for the people of India. In keeping with the selection procedure, Priyanka Chopra was crowned by none other than her biggest fan and an avid viewer of BIG CBS Love – Siddhi Singh a Mumbai girl, working, competitive, independent and loves her kind of entertainment on TV!

Competition was stiff and fans from across the metros voted in high numbers ensuring their favorite Diva stayed above the rest! With the Glam Diva’s making for the who’s who from the industry, the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Sunidhi Chauhan, Bipasha Basu, Ekta Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sania Mirza, Freida Pinto and Shruti Hassan, no one could predict the winner! The criteria of judging the contenders on the basis of mind, body and soul is what makes the show stand out from the rest!

Priyanka Chopra will be seen at her best during the finale-episode where she will share her ambitions and desires as an actress and woman! The feedback from the guru’s and the stupendous support of her fans, ensured Priyanka was ahead of all competitors.

Kareena Kapoor, a director in the making!

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Off late, Kareena Kapoor is showing too much interest in film making. The actress had impressed Karan johar with her behind-the-scene skills in his latest flick ‘Ek Mein Aur Ek Tu’ and so Karan is all set to give Bebo her own project to direct.

It all started on the sets of her beau Saif Ali Khan’s production Agent Vinod Kareena got so involved in the off screen developments of the film that she decided to learn more about it. Well, EMAET then gave her a platform to learn about scripting, editing, mixing and background music. The actress literally was like an assistant director on the sets of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

Not just that. The actress also gave many suggestions to improvise Karana’s EMAET and they were incorporated in the script too.

Thus “Karan has asked her to get on board as a formal assistant and then eventually direct a film,” the source tells a tabloid.

Will Kareena do an item number with Saif in AGENT VINOD?

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With RA.ONE nearing the end of its run, Kareena Kapoor is now moving on to her next release AGENT VINOD. While audience as well as critics review did mention that she was one of the brighter spots of the film, especially due to the way she sizzled in ‘Chammak Challo’, even Kareena would agree that when it came to on-screen chemistry between her and Shahrukh, there wasn’t much to offer due to the film’s genre.

Now that AGENT VINOD is about to hit the screens, one can well expect the film to be really special for her, courtesy her real life partner producing and acting in it. So can one say that it would be their chemistry that would facilitate in igniting the screen in a big way?

Says Kareena, “See, Saif was my real life partner even during the days of KURBAAN but the film didn’t do very well. It ultimately depends upon how a director wants to present his actors. With AGENT VINOD though I can promise that (director) Sriram Raghavan has gone all out to ensure that my pairing with Saif indeed stands out since the script requires that.”

One does tend to believe this while also considering the fact that BODYGUARD was a love story in the disguise of an action drama whereas RA.ONE had everything but a love story embedded into the screenplay.

In that context, while one wonders how much scope for romantic rendezvous a spy thriller like AGENT VINOD carries, Kareena says, “AGENT VINOD has to be seen for what it is instead of being conscious of the fact that it features me along with Saif.”

While she seems to be quite poised about the future prospects of AGENT VINOD, how is Saif looking forward to the film’s release? After all ever since KURBAAN, his only other film has been AARAKSHAN where he merely enjoyed an extended guest appearance of sorts.

“Frankly, Saif’s whole life currently revolves around AGENT VINOD. He is super excited about the film and has worked on it with all the passion. You would see that for yourself,” smiles Kareena before signing off.

“My fans love me because I remind them of their roots”Akshay Kumar

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Surprising and exciting his fans with his recent decision to speak “only or atleast mostly in Hindi”, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has decided to proudly wear his desi avatar on his sleeve.

Confirms Akshay “ I’m proud to be Desi. I’m a desi boy from Delhi and I’m very proud of who I am and I am proud of my roots. My fans love me for being desi, being humble, being hard working. They love me for speaking to them in their language; they connect with me because I remind them of their roots. So as a rule, I’ve decided to be myself.”

The actor also has no qualms in admitting that “hindi” as a language is something he is more comfortable conversing in. Says Akshay  “After all, we’re Hindi film stars. We earn our bread and butter from Bollywood… I’m uncomfortable talking in English.. I’ve always been .. I’ve realized my fans love the dialogues I say on screen. And those are in Hindi. Why speak in a language your are not comfortable in? After all success is about being comfortable in your own skin and I’m finally doing that”

KAREENA KAPOOR LAUNCHES MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX FIGURE

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Today, Bollywood superstar, Kareena Kapoor came face to face with her brand new wax figure at Madame Tussauds Blackpool to mark the launch of the attraction’s all new Bollywood exhibition, which will be at Madame Tussauds until January 2012.

Kareena, star of over 40 films, whose last three films feature in the top five Bollywood box office blockbusters of all time,  is an icon in the world of Bollywood and over 1,000 fans came to meet her at the launch in Blackpool today. Fans travelled from across the globe just to get a glimpse of her this morning, showing the loyalty  of the global megastar’s fans.

On seeing her wax figure for the first time Kareena said: “It is an honour and a privilege for me to have my own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Blackpool and even more so to launch a global Bollywood exhibition. This is a moment of pride for Indian cinema.

“The figure looks incredible and is so life like, I had to do a double take when I saw myself – they have really done a superb job at capturing my essence.”

A special Bollywood room has been created within Madame Tussauds Blackpool just for this special exhibition, which will be at the attraction until January, before moving to Bangkok. Other Bollywood figures on show include: Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and an all NEW figure of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Said a fan on meeting Kareena ““She is absolutely beautiful, she looks just like she does on film. Plus her figure is amazing – so glamorous just like the real Kareena. The whole Bollywood experience is magical and a real must see for all, whether they are Bollywood fans or not!”

Kareena’s figure, which took four months to create at a cost of £150,000, will take pride of place at the new Blackpool attraction alongside other figures from the world of TV, music and sport. The attraction is the first Madame Tussauds in the UK outside of London and features highly interactive sets and experiences, where visitors can literally step into their TV and join the likes of Susan Boyle, Lady Gaga and Gok Wan.

Kareena Kapoor’s wax statue at Madame Tussauds to be unveiled on the 27th October,2011

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Bollywood’s Numero Uno actress Kareena Kapoor is soon to be immortalized in wax at the prestigious Madame Tussauds Wax Museum – The star’s wax statue will be confirmedly unveiled on October 27 in Blackpool, UK.

Beating the likes of her contemporaries, the latest MadameTussuads attraction will exclusively be launching a brand new exhibition of Bollywood superstars in October 2011. The new exhibition will then tour other Madame Tussauds Musuems in 6 different cities around the world.

Confirms an excited Kareena Kapoor “The statue is ready and they have, in fact, mailed pictures of it to me. The unveiling comes around RA.One’s release, and I will be in London for its premiere (on October 25)”

Adds Sarah Lundy, Marketing Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, “We are very excited to have Kareena in Blackpool to launch our amazing Bollywood figures. It is a real honor to have her here and we know that the UK will be very excited to see her and her new wax figure”

Interestingly Kareena’s mother will be accompanying her to Blackpool –Says Kareena  “My mother (Babita) and a close friend will be present.My mother has always encouraged me to take on different things. So, this one is for her,“

Salman Khan’s new Dhinka Chicka buddy.

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By Aryeman Raj

Salman Khan who is on a high after the success of his films has added Sumit Dutt to his bag of favorites, The Visual Maverick Sumit Dutt and Salman Khan’s bonding dates back when Sumit Dutt directed the title track of the movie “Hello”, and has directed Salman’s two more chartbusters in Ready. The song Dhinka Chicka and Character Dheela have been directed by Sumit whose direction was spot on and added to the success of the song. The duo have already created a blast with their new song “Desi Beats” from “Bodyguard”,Sumit Dutt has already become one of Salman’s favorite people to work with.

 

Sumit Dutt a New York Film School pass-out, he specializes in understanding the pulse of
the audience and the mindset of the people. A background in advertising, having
directed commercials for the biggies of the industry- Hindustan Levers, Godrej,
McDonalds and others He has now made a smooth transition into films with the
phenomenal success of Ready’s Dhinka Chinka and Character Dheela,

“Today, songs unveil the films and are no more just a relief provider in the story”
says Sumit. With digital media getting stronger each day, people want to see
songs which are visually rich, entertaining and most importantly, to which they
can connect. This is where Director Sumit Dutt comes in.

 

A source reveals that, “ Salman is found of Sumit and feels at ease working with him, he has full confidence in him and knows for sure the song is a hit.” Further the source reveals, “ Salman is making sure he directs all the songs  forhis movies, and is also getting movies for Sumit. Salman is also giving him a piece of advice as he takes him as a part of family.”