Working with Aamir Khan is no mean feat. And if it’s a newcomer, well they need to have real fire in their belly to match up to AK’s sky-high standards. Ak’s perfectionist attitude has rubbed off really strong on the young Kunal Kapoor. He is known to do his homework to the T, before he begins shooting for any role, but strangely for forthcoming Hatrick, he skipped all the research and homework and cat-walked through the film. The actor doesn’t deny this either. “I play Punjabi character in Hatrick,” He informs. “When you speak in Punjabi the general tendency is to give bad words. So there have been times when while I was delivering the dialogue, I got so aggressive that I said one or two extra bad words laughing.” Well, so if any of you guys find Kunal Kapoor being little verbally abusive, just pardon him.
Our Indian stars are all rocking Hollywood these days. The recent mistaken identity of John abraham as Antonio Banderas at the Oscars, again proves that our desi stars have, all that it takes to make a global sensation. They are not only loved and cheered at bollywood but can also make an impact and presence felt in Hollywood. When our hottest Indian property John landed for the Oscars some women mistook his identity as Antonio rushed at him. On close scrutiny they realized that he was not their hollywood celebrity but was one among the Indian film fraternity. Well but, this did not effect their craze for our superstar, the ladies found him even more hotter and posed for photographs with him. John landed at LA as his film ‘water’ had been nominated for the Academy Awards at the Oscars and definitely he enjoyed the extra topping of attention he received. So no complaining from John and all the hugs and cheers are welcome.
Filmmaker Suneel Darshan is all full of praises for Upen Patel, who is currently burning up the screen with the title track of “Shakalaka Boom Boom“. Upen is playing a rockstar in the movie. Other stars include Bobby Deol, Kangana Ranaut and Celina Jaitley. Music is from Himesh Reshammiya.
“Upen is the superstar of tomorrow, he brings style and energy to the screen which a lot of our big stars don’t do today. It is time for the next generation of stars to take over. We need more youths in our cinema and he will lead the pack,” said Darshan.
So, its Upen in news these days. Ya, same Upen who hit the gossip columns for splashing wine on his girlfriend, Shamita Singha, after a heated argument, who later retorted by calling him a â€˜Psycopathâ€™. Well, the breakup was a sad affair, but at least it hit the news at the right time. After all, before an upcoming film, any publicity is good publicity!!
Director Nagesh Kukoonoor has launched his romantic comedy film Bombay to Bangkok under the banner of Mukta Searchlight. The film stars Shreyas Talpade and Thai actress Lina Christianson. Actor Shreyas Talpade who won the Star Screen Award for the Best Actor in a Comic Role for Kukoonoor’s Dor this year was “extremely honoured and happy at working with Mukta once again after Iqbal.”
Actress Lina is very excited about the role. â€œI play a Thai girl who is naturally sexy, but with all innocence,” Lina says.
Nagesh says, “The basic concept of the film is that it’s a romantic comedy….There’s a lot of chaos….And in the end everyone lives happily ever after.”
Producer Subhash Ghai said that he was impressed by Kukoonoorâ€™s ability to direct a comedy after seeing his â€œBollywood Callingâ€. 90% of the movie will be shot in Bangkok and that too on 30 different locations. So, its â€˜Bangkok Callingâ€™ for Nagesh now.
Dusky diva Sameera Reddy can make any guy go weak in the knees with her beauty and hot body. But we didn’t know that she could she could do it literally! Sameera is a total fitness freak and takes out her time from the hectic shoot schedule for her exercise, Just recently when Delhi times spoke to fitness expert amd Sam’s trainer Leena Mogre, Leena proudly said, “I think, Sameera is not only beautiful in her looks but also knows how to maintain her body. Today, she has an amazing stamina when it comes to working out and can put any man to shame.”
Much is being speculated about actor (and now ‘Big boss’ winner) Rahul Roy’s relationship with his wife. And many suggest that the man is having an affair with newbie-actress Sherlyn Chopra Aka Mona Chopra. But Rahul roy insists that he is so crazy about wife Rajlakshmi that it makes his emotions go haywire! “My wife is the only woman in my life,” says rahul. It’s great to see such Aashiqui!
Anand Kumarâ€™s â€˜Delhi Heightsâ€™ is all set to hit the theatres. The movie is about a building in Delhi with the stories of the lives of people living in it. Jimmy Shergil and Neha Dhupia are in lead roles who play characters employed in two rival firms. Other stars include Om puri, Rohit Roy and Simone Singh.Â
Ask Jimmy about Delhi and he has a lot to say about the city. Jimmy met his love in this city and eventually got married to her. His in-laws stay in Delhi. For Neha too, this metro has its own importance.Â
â€œIâ€™ve spent a larger portion of my life in Delhi. Delhi brings back a lot of memories- school, college, friends, eating and hanging outâ€¦â€¦â€¦..â€, says Neha. So, it is but natural that the actors have a special attachment with the film.
Admidst much glamour and glittering, Filmfare Awards 2006 were held on Saturday Night at Yashraj Studio. The programme was hosted by Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar, Preity Zinta and Juhi Chawla.
Best Actor and Best Actress award were bagged by Hrithik Roshan for â€˜Dhoom 2â€™ and Kajol for â€˜Fanaaâ€™. Rakesh Mehra was awarded the Best Director for â€˜Rang De Basantiâ€™ and Abhishek Bachchan received the best Supporting Actor Award for â€˜KANKâ€™. Where Abhi received the award from the hands of pretty Ash, Jaya Bachchan got her Lifetime Achievements Award from the hands of Big B. Konkona Sen Sharma got the best Supporting Actress Award for â€˜Omkaraâ€™. Saif got the award for best Villain in â€˜Omkaraâ€™. Critics Award was won by Rajkumar Hirani for â€˜Lage Raho Munnabhaiâ€™.
Our sultry Bips stole the show by her dance performance on the rocking songs of the70s and Rani Mukherjee shook her legs on the songs of 90s. Sridevi danced on numbers from 80s, where as Amrita Rao danced on numbers from 60s. We had Hrithik rocking the stage on numbers like Ek pal, Don, Dus Bahane, Rock n Roll, and Dhoom Again.
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Nana Patekar has been wielding a mean pen these days. The actor is writing lyrics-and inviting his friends over to hear his poetry. â€œHe wrties a lot like Gulzar-saab,â€ says a close friend. Not surprisingly, music directors have been after him, urging him to lend his poetry to their music. And the actor, who made his mark as a writer and director in â€˜Prahaarâ€™, is elated. Life, for him, is moving from better to â€˜verseâ€™-and he doesnâ€™t mind!!
The fall of â€˜Eklavyaâ€™ should be ringing alarm bells for the â€˜Parineetaâ€™ girl. After â€˜Guruâ€™ and â€˜Salaam-e-Ishqâ€™, this is Vidyaâ€™s third setback. Worse, her mentors Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani seem to have deserted her too. One knows for a fact that thereâ€™s been no discussion with Balan for â€˜Munna Bhai Chala Americaâ€™, the third in Munnabhai series.
The casting of the film is unclear [barring Sanju and Arshad, of course]. â€œI am working on the characters,â€ Director Raj Kumar Hirani states, but makes clear that Vidya is not there.
â€No, Vidya isnâ€™t part of this film. This time, Munna falls in love with an American. We are casting a blonde as Munnaâ€™s love interest,â€ he says.
Shilpa Shettyâ€™s favourite four letter word-â€œRaceâ€-is dogging her once again. The rumour mill has it that Shilpa is in the race for the role of James Bondâ€™s eye candy in the next 007 film. Shettyâ€™s agents, the grapevine has got it, got in touch with the producers of the new Hollywood film. But will Shetty, who is yet to smooch on screen, do all that Bondâ€™s woman have to do, or, rather, undo?
Though rumour has it that Kareena and Priyanka are no longer friends and refuse to even make eye contact, there may still be some possible chance of a near future reconcillation, we are told. And guess what the reason behind this is? Shahid and Priyanka being friendly neighbours; they stay in the same building and often bump into each other at the buildingâ€™s lobby. Letâ€™s hope the girls kiss and makeup and sort out their differences for a reunion soon!