Actress Kangana Ranaut, while shooting for a film titled Metro, invited her father and sister on the sets of the film one day, and requested her dad to cook food for the entire crew. Her father very sweetly obliged and made the most delicious pahaadi chicken for the entire team. It’s no wonder then that the crew kept sending an invitation to her father now and then. They may be enjoyingÂ his company, but we are sure they enjoy his expertly cooked chicken just as much.
Kamal Sadanah was in dilemma when Amrita Arora opted out of the film after the shooting had already begun. Then, Anupam Kher recommended a new face for the character of Saira Banu and it was none other than Sonia Mehra, daughter of Late Vinod Mehra and Kiran Mehra. Brought up in Kenya, Sonia started her acting training around the age of nine in London Academy of Music and Arts and started learning dance since the age of four. She has also done Anupam Kherâ€™s acting classes.
The aspiring young lady says, â€œEver since I can remember I have always wanted to act. I have always been fond of Bollywood and actingâ€.
For her father, Vinod Mehra, Sonia says, â€œMy father had so much goodwill in the industry. I am confident that people will feel the same affection for me tooâ€. So, its Bollywood calling for Sonia Mehra!!
Watch any shooting in progress and you will see how an actor rushes to the television monitor immediately after a shot to check how the last scene has gone. But Koena Mitra never ever does that. The lady just chills out or prepares for her next scene after a take. And this is not because of over-confidence. Apparently, Koena mitra admits that the moment she sees herself on screen she gets critical and begins to create ‘problems’ for herself. She says that she prefers to go by whatever the director feels about a scene and waits for his opinion, after all who better to judge than the man in command himself. Now that’s logic that can’t be beaten.
It’s intesting how Vidya Balan finds herself on the opposite side many times – being the reporter (as in Salaam-e-ishq) or the radio jockey like in Lage Raho Munnabhai. But the lady seems to be enjoying her stint neverthless. “The journey has been exciting. The character is so much more than the job it performs. So even though I have been a journalist in two of the three films that have released, the character is far more complex than that. But yes, I have enjoyed each of my roles. They have given me tremendous job satisfaction at the end of the day.” So, what next – a print journalist, perhaps?
After managing Bollywood and Tollywood together for quite sometime, Rituparna Sengupta finally shifted her base to Mumbai. â€œBengali cinema has limited scope and relates only to Bengal and East India. I want to expand my horizonâ€, she says.
Today, the lady has a lot of projects in hand including one with Kalpana Lazmi. About this movie, Sengupta says, â€œIt is a period film which has a triangle between a king and two ladies coming from two different social classesâ€.
Rituparna is also doing a film with Sunny Deol about which she says, â€œThe movie does not deal with any lovey-dovey romantic subject. It puts forward some strong opinions and bold ideasâ€.
Looks like the Bong Beauties are all set to rock Bollywood!!
With about 3,50,000 pounds in her pocket Shilpa Shetty emerged victorious from the â€˜Big Brotherâ€™s Houseâ€™ defeating her last competitor, Germen Jackson. Shilpa got 63% votes.
Along with the money Shilpa gets to work in a Hollywood movie by Fox pictures, an opportunity to write a book, to endorse a line of clothes, cosmetics and jewellary, to host a cricket reality show, to work in a television documentary, to host a prize ceremony and also an interview with The Sun. Pheww!! Now thatâ€™s quite a handful.
With her victory Shilpa forgave Jade saying, â€œJade is definitely not a racist. I do not want to leave England putting anyone in any trouble. The country has given a lot to me.â€
After shedding tears for bearing racist remarks and being called â€˜dogâ€™ and â€˜Pakiâ€™, the graceful lady now sheds tears for the joy of victory.
As for us, we say, â€œAllâ€™s well that ends well!!â€
Guess who Rani is fida over thses days? Nope, she doesn’t have a man in her life! But the love of her life is her little niece who the Rani Mukherji parivaar has collectively named Mishri (sweet). We heard that Rani can’t stop gushing over her niece and whenever she is shooting in Mumbai, she makes it a point to take her along. So we see another star emerging from Mukherji household?
She is the uncrowned queen of the catwalk, hardly an â€˜item girlâ€™. So it comes as no surprise when Jesse Randhawa refuses to talk about her dance number in Anurag Kashyapâ€™s â€˜No Smokingâ€™, which has been labeled an item song. She will dance her way into Bollywood with this unconventional sequence choreographed by Ashley Lobo. Will this be the first in the long line of other dance numbers? Randhawa is not telling.
There seems to be no end to this youngster’s talent. After bagging a film with Amitabh Bachchan, Jiah khan is decorating her cap with more feathers. the girl, we hear, has even sung the song in the (now) mandatory music video for her film Nishabd. What’s more, she even turned choreographer for the same. Apparently, knowing that Jiah is quite adept at various forms of dancing, the choreographer gave her a free hand and asked her to just do her stuff for the video, and Jiah khan immediately set the stage on fire with her Shakira-style belly dance moves. We don’t knowÂ about jiah, But ramgopal Verma must certainly be grinning from ear-to-ear about his multi-talented discovery.
21 yrs old, beautiful Katrina Kaif started her career with â€˜Boomâ€™ which bombed on the box office. She then did movies like â€˜Sarkarâ€™, â€˜Maine Pyar Kyun Kiyaâ€™ and â€˜Humko Deewana Kar Gayeâ€™ which got her some recognition.
Now, Katrina is one of the busiest heroines of South and Bollywood. She is currently doing David Dhawanâ€™s â€˜Partnerâ€™ with Lara Dutta, Salman Khan and Govinda. She has Anis Azmiâ€™s â€˜Welcomeâ€™. She is doing Anil Sharmaâ€™s â€˜Apneâ€™ where she plays the role of a doctor opposite Bobby Deol. She is also doing â€˜Namaste Londonâ€™ with Vipul Shah and a thriller with Abbas Mastaan.
Ayesha Takia is very frank and open about her love life. Where other Bollywood ladies try to hide their affairs and marriage, Ayesha openly says, â€œI will marry Farhan and only him. He runs a five-star hotel in Mumbai. Well, there are two reasons why I want to marry him. First, we are in love with each other. And secondly, I love the cheese cake in Farhanâ€™s restaurant. I really canâ€™t do without it.â€
Where else do you find such candid confessions? Say cheese, guys!!
Remeber Meghna Naidu? Yeah, the same girl who shot into the lumelight with music videos. After appearing in a few forgettable flicks, she’s back to where she started her career – music videos. Recently during one of the shoots, Ms. Naidu had a rather unforgettable experience. She was shooting in a remote place and the video’s concept demanded this particular old fort to give it a mystic and scary feel. SHooting was definitely no fun as the place naturally looked scary, especially when shooting at night. Naidu was made to climb an old banyan tree for the shoot and when she did so the unit’s light mysteriously went off and she was stranded in the dark, atop the tree. Luckily the entire unit gathered around to keep her ‘spirits’ high. We are sure this is one scary experience Ms Naidu won’t forget for a ling time.