The Underworld don Abu Salemâ€™s revelations have left the whole nation dumbstruck. Salem aka Don who is undergoing trial right now has claimed that he had connections with many Bollywood superstars such as Shahrukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Salman Khan and the forgotten hero Chunkey Pandey. The crime world superstar also revealed that the former Miss Universe, Sush has made several calls on his personal mobile phone in the past. The news was the central topic of discussion on most of the Indian news channels such as Aaj Tak, NDTV, etc.
The news has also created a spur in Bollywood film industry. Though several big stars such as Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, Govinda have been linked to the underworld dons in the past, yet Abu Salemâ€™s claim in the court was a great shock, especially regarding Sushmita Sen. Sen had maintained a clean and clear image in the industry so far but no one knew that one day she would be accused of being associated with the mafia world in some way or the other.
Model turned actress Deepika Padukone, who comes from an athletic family, will show some of her athletic genes in Nikhil Advaniâ€™s next film. She will go through a strict training schedule to match Akshay Kumar’s martial art skills in the film which will be shot entirely in Shanghai. Advani wants the title â€˜Mera Naam Chin Chin Chooâ€™ for the film but there seems to be a copyright problem with the name.
“We’ve signed Deepika opposite Akshay. I think they’ll make a great pair. More than that she suits the part completely. She has lots and lots of action to perform in the film. Deepika has to match Akshay fist-for-fist, stunt-for-stunt,” Advani says.
Amrita Arora had created stirs by appearing in a hot video with her boyfriend and supermodel Upen Patel. Now, â€˜Meri Beri Ke Berâ€™ fame Sanobar Kabir follows the same path. She is appearing with a newcomer Kunal in a music video â€˜Sanobar and Masti Expressâ€™ by T-series. Kunal is Sanobarâ€™s boyfriend and the duo has given body to body hot scenes in the video. Kunal says that the scenes are according to the demand of the situation.
Some people have many hidden talents. Not many knew that Divya Dutta had a mimicry artist hidden inside her. Divya has changed her voice for â€˜The Last Learâ€™ to suit her role of a nurse in the film. The director Rituparno is quite happy with the way she has maintained her voice from the beginning of the movie to the end. Ghosh reveals, “In all my years, I’ve only come across actors whose voice needed serious modulation. But Divya changed her voice to suit the character of the nurse she plays. At first, I thought she’d end up sounding like a parody of the character. But Divya held the new pitch for the full movie.”
Divya says, “Rituji wanted me to sound different. I was asked to modulate my accent and diction. When I tried a new voice, Rituji loved it.”
Money has always and will always be the ultimate lure of man. But how far is it right to run after it is the question. Bollywood stars performing at private parties for a big bundle of notes is nothing new. The latest in the buzz is that Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra secretly flew to Turkey and danced on the function of Industrialist Sanjay Vadera’s 40th birthday party in Istanbul. Similar news of Salman Khan, Bipasha Basu and Rani Mukherji performing at Ramesh Shah’s son’s wedding occasion at a five-star hotel in South Mumbai was around.
“I think iconic stars have a responsibility towards their audience and to themselves. They shouldn’t reduce themselves to performing on request, for a bunch of star-struck NRIs,” Comments a filmmaker.
Bipasha Basu is beaming. The girl has been chosen to host the global election of the new Seven Wonders of the World to be held in Benifica Stadium, Lisbon on July 7th. Bipasha will be seen alongside international personalities Hilary Swank and Sir Ben Kingsley. The show will be ornamented with performance of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Chaka Khan. Since Bipasha suffers from short-sightedness, she will wear contact lenses for the occasion and will don the outfit designed by her longtime friend and designer Rocky S along with Armani.
Since Taj Mahal is a strong contender of this election and with our Bong beauty hosting it, we will wait with baited breath for the gala show.
The former beauty queen Neha Dhupia is aiming at doing a variety of roles these days. Her forthcoming movie, â€˜Ek Chalis Ki Localâ€™ is supposed to present Dhupia in a different kind of character. Neha has kept her fingers crossed for â€˜Ek Chalisâ€™ which will soon hit the cinema halls all over the country. Neha tells the Delhi Times that â€œIâ€™ll be seen doing a variety of roles in my forthcoming films. As an actress, I donâ€™t look at boundaries. The kind of roles I have done in the past and the ones I am doing now are different and interesting at the same time. I want to grow as an actress and Iâ€™m lucky to be getting the right kind of work,â€ she says.
Recently, Neha was spotted in Delhi while she was participating in a golf tournament. â€œI just need an excuse to fly down here to meet my parents and friends. Of course, from food to shopping, everything about Delhi is special,â€ she says.
When asked about her personal life especially her beau, the squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya, Neha happily replied â€œEverything seems just fantastic for me right now. But hey, Iâ€™m here to enjoy a good game of golf, so letâ€™s not talk about squash.â€
Rumours about Jiah Khan being the secret daughter of Aamir Khanâ€™s father Tahir Husain have succumbed to the background. The fresh one is that Jiah Khan is playing the lead opposite Aamir Khan in the second half of his â€˜Ghajiniâ€™. But ask more about the project, Jiah is scared to reveal more. Remember Kangana Ranaut was shown the doors apparently because she spoke too much about the film.
‘Ghajini’ is the Hindi remake of A.R Murugadoss’ Ghajini which portrays the story of an amnesiac man’s hunt for his fiancee’s killer (inspired by Christopher Nolan’s thriller Memento ). The original Tamil leading lady Asin was signed opposite Aamir Khan in the first-half.
The end is not for her. Item-girl-turned-actress Rakhi Sawant believes in making news. The gal debuted on the ramp with â€˜The Graveyard Collectionâ€™ designed by fashion choreographer Rohit Verma in the House of Horrors in Mumbai. Rakhi walked the ramp dressed as a witch, with the horror masks and blood-stained outfit to match the theme. And though she was dressed in an evil witch ensemble, Rakhi looked deadly hot. Models like Jesse Randhwa, Mridula, Heena, Shita Verma, Gladrags model Rupa, Miss Mumbai Malti, Channel V Get Gorgeous winner Priyanka Shah, Priyanka Tanwar walked the ramp.
Our ‘Topi Wala Babu’ Himesh Reshammiya put his cap aside for the time being and donned on the â€˜Burkaâ€™. The reason? The singer turned actor Himesh wanted to visit Ajmer Sharif but was scared of being caught up by his fans. So, he hid himself behind the â€˜Burkaâ€™ and entered Khwajaâ€™s Darbar to ask his blessings for his forthcoming â€˜Aap Ka Suroorâ€™. But as soon as the word got around, Himesh was flocked by fans who apparently tore his Burka to get his glimpse. The authorities are quite annoyed at Himeshâ€™s attempt, but Himesh admits that he did not mean to hurt anyoneâ€™s sentiments and is sorry if he has done so unintentionally.
The newbie Sherlyn Chopra is really disgusted with her experience of working in Vinod Pandeâ€™s movie â€˜Red Swastikâ€™. The actress feels that Vinod did not give her the kind of role he had promised to. Sherlyn tells the Delhi Times that â€œIn fact, I am really disappointed with director Vinod Pande. He kept saying what a good role and a great film â€˜Red Swastikâ€™ was, but when it came to the filmâ€™s promotion and release, he let me down. What has irked me even more is that he has changed my name in the credits to Maneka. I have an identity of my own and he has totally diluted my name.â€
Sherlyn tells that Vinod even forced to rehearse several times for a kissing scene with her male co-star. â€œCan you imagine that? He wanted me to do rehearsals for a kissing scene. Who does thatâ€, says a disappointed Sherlyn.
However, with one bad experience, Sherlyn plans to be extremely careful in future.
Bandra club Poison had real news for gossip columns on Wednesday night. It so happened that hot model Upen Patel and our very talented Tabu came to the bar each with their friends. Upen, spotting Tabu, went up to her and what began as a friendly chat ended up with the couple hitting along so well that it ended in a real hot kiss! They were even kissing on their way out of the club. What a story! Sure enough we donâ€™t want to miss on this kiss episode.