Can you guess where cutie Amisha Patel loves to spend her holidays? It is not some beach or snow-clad mountains. She prefers visiting historical places. She had also done a project thesis on Indiaâ€™s ancient temples, forts and palaces while studying in USA.
Currently, Amisha is shooting for Priyadarshanâ€™s movie â€˜Bhool Bhulaiyaâ€™ in Rajasthan, and when her schedules permit her she takes out time to visit the stateâ€™s historical places.
Recently, Amisha took out time to visit the famous Raj Palace in Jaipur and she was reportedly very impressed by the palaceâ€™s architecture, its furniture, chandeliers, silverware and other works of arts. In fact, Amisha is quite well versed with the history of the palace, which the daughter of the King of the royal family of Chomu inherited from her father.
Amisha says her most memorable vacation was in Egypt when she visited the great pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and many ancient Egyptian temples alongside river Nile.
The filmâ€™s fortunes were reportedly not a deterrent for the directorâ€™s largesse towards his leggy debutante. According to tabloid reports, Ram Gopal Verma is busy hunting for an apartment to gift his â€˜Nishabdâ€™ heroine, Jiah Khan. Quiz Verma about it and he texts back, â€œActually a bungalow as we are starting a family.â€ He laughs it off later at the phone with a â€œIf I were to buy houses for all my girlfriends I would be living in a hut.â€ Did Verma just admit to Jiah being his girlfriend?
Actor Riteish Deshmukh is excited about his role in Sunjoy Ghoshâ€™s â€˜Aladdin and the mystery of the lampâ€™, with Amitabh Bachchan as his genie. â€œI donâ€™t know what plans Sujoy and producer Rohan Sippy have about my looks. It could be totally Arabian or it might be somewhat contemporary,â€ Riteish said.
We always know Lara Dutta has the gift of the gab. Her on-screen performance might not have stirred a storm, but when the lady speaks she pretty much holds everyone’s attention. Recently she was the only Indian Actress to be invited to Barcelona, as one of the keynote speakers at a mobile phone conference. And sharing the dais with her was none other than Hollywood star Robert Redford. She spoke fluently about the business of bollywood, revenues through content and more such heavy-duty fundas. Needless to say, she made an instant ‘coonect’ with audience there. We wonder where she’s been getting her dose of Filmi business gyaan from? Karan Johar……may be?
Wannabe starlet, Sadhika Randhawa, ostensibly â€œdiscoveredâ€ by film-maker Sawan Kumar Tak years ago, is back to try her luck in Bollywood with the controversial â€˜Phir Tauba Taubaâ€™- sequel to a forgettable â€˜Tauba Taubaâ€™- opposite â€˜Big Bossâ€™ winner Rahul Roy.
â€œI agreed to expose because today all the big heroines are doing the same,â€ she says. Hoping to strip her way to stardom, perhaps?
Remember we told you newcomer Jiah Khan was busy tarining in Tai Chi doing motorcycle stunts in London for her next film? Well the girl is not falling prey to the adage ‘all work and no play’ In fact, she’s living it up with her two sisiters in London and after her much talked about perfume fetish, she is now acquired a new one – she’s freaking out on bags. In fact, she has already mustered a collection of 175 bags! The girl, we are told, is brand crazy, and quite proud of her enviable collection. When asked about her fetsih Jiah nonchalantly replies, “Guess, It’s just me. I come with a lot of ‘baggage’.” Here is one cool lady who has a way with words, What?
Esha Deol surprised her fans with her bikini look in â€˜Dhoomâ€™. Now, she has yet another surprise in her store. Sources say that she has breathtaking stunt scenes in her forthcoming flick â€˜Cashâ€™. Esha has done all the scenes without a duplicate. She does not reveal much about her stunts except that she has done very fast driving for the film. She has taken special training for it in South Africa.
Esha likes action movies, her favourite being â€˜Kil Bilâ€™.
The â€˜Khallas Girlâ€™ has walked ahead of her item girl image. She plays a very challenging role of a woman gangster in â€˜Shabriâ€™. However Koppikar clarifies that it is not actually the story of a woman gangster. It is just how a woman makes her way in this male-dominated world.
Isha is also doing Atul Agnihotriâ€™s â€˜Helloâ€™ based on the novel â€˜One night at the call centerâ€™. Her co-stars are Salman, Katrina, Sohail Khan and Amrita Arora. Isha has well done her homework by reading the novel many times.
In a real twister that all the media channels are shamelessly plastering in our faces, a babe called Jahnvi alias Naina Rizvi has said that Abhishek is her husband. In what appears to be a cheap publicity stunt, this babe slit her wrists in front of the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai. Later she appeared on the idiot box looking sozzled and talking gibberish. Looks like this babe took it on herself to add the masala to the wedding that the Bachchans were reluctant to provide to a drooling public.
My thoughts also go out to Viviek Oberoi (what a messed up way to write Vivek). The dude gifted Ash a pup to help her get over her breakup with Sallu, he bore Salluâ€™s threats and apparently even broke his engagement to another girl and what does he get in return? The royal ditch. Salman on the other hand must be having fewer regrets about Ash, after all there were Somy Ali, Sangeeta Bijlani before Ash and Katrina Kaif after her. Its business as usual for the Khan dude, methinks. Wonder what Ma Bachchan and Pa Bachchan have to say about the jodi, they did everything they could, including getting Ash to do pheras of a Peepul tree. Are they happy? They look like they are so who are we to speculate. Hereâ€™s wishing the very best to the currently hottest couple in tinsel town.
Bong bombshell Tanushree Dutta says she’s happy to be single and is not just ready to mingle with anyone right now. Though in the past she has been linked with director Aditya Dutta of Aashiq banaya aapne, she insists that right now her priority is her work. Also, she says, toungue firmly in cheek, if she has to be linked then it has to be with Pierce Brosnan, no less. Must say, this one has pretty high expectations.
Payal rohatgi is besotted! The actress, who will next be seen in Priyadarshan’s Dhol, is busy catching up on old Hindi films of the black-and-white era, and has come to the conclusion that the best looking male actor ever to be born is Guru Dutt. “I simply love black-and-white films. They have a certain charm about them. And guru Dutt was simply brilliant. I loved Chaudhvi ka chand, Aar par, Mr. & Mrs 55 and many others,” she gushes. Old is definitely gold in this case right Payal?
Our industry has no dearth of talents. One such talented actress is Diya Dutta who shot into limelight again with Yash Chopraâ€™s â€˜Veer Zaaraâ€™. The latest news is that Divya rejected Sarat Chandraâ€™s project â€˜Raas Leelaâ€™ which had Vivek Oberoi opposite her. The reason? The role demanded a lot of exposure which according to Divya crosses the line of creativity and enters the territory of vulgarity.
At a time when everyone is ready to do â€˜anyâ€™thing to grab a role, there is at least one who cares more for her respect. “I don’t want stardom at the cause of skin-display. I can do only that where I am comfortable,” says the actress. Currently, Divya has promising projects like Rituparno Ghosh’s The Thin Layer, Rakeysh Mehra’s Dilli 6 and few realistic movies like Trisha.