This is an old one that Ramgopal Verma and Ramesh Sippyâ€™s son Suscha Sippy had been fighting for the rights of â€˜Sholayâ€™ remake in the court. The court had given its verdict in favour of Sippy, due to which Ramu had to change the name of his film to â€˜RGV Ki Aagâ€™. He also had to rename Gabbarâ€™s character as Babban.
Now, Sippy has sold the entire rights of his â€˜Sholayâ€™ to Pritish Nandy Communications in a 100 million dollar deal. Pritish will make an animated version of the classic. Sanjay Gupta, Shankar and Priyadarshan have been chosen to direct the film and the work has already started on the animation.
We had informed you that Sushmita Sen is being considered for the negative role in T-series â€˜Karzâ€™ remake, but things seem to have taken a turn. Now, with Himesh Reshammiya playing Rishi Kapoorâ€™s role, Feroz Khan playing Prem Nathâ€™s â€˜Sir Judaâ€™ character, it is Urmila Matondkar who will play Simi Garewalâ€™s character â€˜Kaminiâ€™. Inspired by the stirs the lady has created with her â€˜Mehbooba Mehboobaâ€™ dance number in Ramgopal Vermaâ€™s â€˜Aagâ€™, this remake will also have Urmilaâ€™s special dance number. The search is on for the actors to play Tina Munimâ€™s and Pranâ€™s character.
Gitanjali group unveiled a new collection called the ‘Wimbledon Jewellery‘, which includes a diamond studded tennis ball, which will be presented to winner of the men’s Wimbledon champion of 2007.
The ball from the Tesoro range of the group, which was unveiled by Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta, is a fine blend of 24-carat gold, studded with diamonds and valued at approximately Rs 35 lakhs.
Tanushree has also been chosen the brand ambassador for the group. Though the actress does not reveal much about the deal, she surely beams, “It’s an honor to be considered as brand ambassador. Previously I was busy establishing myself in Bollywood. But right now, it’s the right time to get into endorsing products.”
Seems, Chhote Nawab is in a real mood for mischief. After playing the third person in John-Bips love story, the man is reportedly hitting the relationship of Shahid and Kareena Kapoor as well.
The little birdie gives the news that the Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor hit off on the sets of Yash Raj Films’ â€˜Tashanâ€™ in Ladakh and later in Jaisalmer. This news comes close on the heels of rumours that the ladyâ€™s relationship with Shahid is on the rocks.
However, Shahid’s close friend reveals that the actor is clueless about Saifâ€™s closeness to Bebo as heâ€™s in Canada shooting for Nagesh Kukunoorâ€™s â€˜Tasveerâ€™. On the other hand, Kareena chose to stay tight lipped on the issue. Well, how the things take turn, the coming days will tells us.
Kareena Kapoor did it and what we have is an all new and gorgeous Kareena. Now Vidya Balan has been has been asked to lose weight for her new role in Aziz Mirza ‘s film. The film has Shahid Kapoor opposite Vidya and though the film is a love story between a younger boy and an older woman, the actress needs to look better than what she has till now.
Sources say that Vidya has been asked to lose at least fifteen kilos before she starts shooting for this film and she has already has begun working out so that she looks perfectly in shape before starting the film.
Salman Khanâ€™s arrest was a rude shock to the Khan family and apparently all the family members are quite disturbed as of now. So, it was definitely a sticky situation for Malaika when Sahara One executives asked her to report on the sets of Suniel Shettyâ€™s Biggest Loser Jeetega Grand Finale today. Malaika had previously committed to perform a dance number for the grand finale of the show.
So, the lady consulted her husband Arbaaz Khan and the family and with their permission has decided to keep her commitment. So, the show today will have the always perfect Malaikaâ€™s performance in it.
Malaika says â€œIn view of the family crisis I hoped that the shoot could be delayed. But I understand that it is a telecast issue and that it could not be postponed. It was a commitment and thatâ€™s the only reason I am doing it.â€
When sexy Mallika Sherawat was signed against subtle Rahul Bose for â€˜Pyar Ke Side Effectsâ€™, everyone raised a brow and expressed their reservations, but the film proved to be a fair success at the box-office.
Now, the actors have been reportedly teamed up again by Venus Films for their production venture â€˜Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azamâ€™. The movie will be of a romantic comedy genre with an element of thriller. Directed by Sanjay Chell, the film will also star Paresh Rawal.
Venus Films had previously approached Tabu for the leading ladyâ€™s role in the film but dropped the idea because they found Tabu a little too mature for the role.
When things seem to be cooling in Bollywood, our actors find refuge and a high in South. It has been long since the newbie Kangana Ranaut gave a hit to Bollywood and now, sources say that she has signed a film in regional Telugu language. She has been signed to play heroine of Ram Charan Teja in a film directed by Rajamouli, which will roll soon.
It is not what you are thinking of. Tis true that Tanisha Mukherjee is enjoying doubly, but it is just that she is playing two very different roles in two of her forthcoming flicks. One where she’s a simple sari clad girl in â€˜Sarkar Rajâ€™ and another where she’s a wild character in â€˜One Two Threeâ€™.
Since the gal is shooting for both films at the same time, every time she swaps locations she also has to get into the mood to portray a totally different personality. But that is the fun of the game!!
After a successful woman oriented serial â€˜Thoda Sa Aasmanâ€™ on National television, one time talented actress Deepti Naval is planning to venture into the field of direction and has expressed her desire to cast Madhuri Dixit for the lead role.
‘Yes I’ll be directing a film soon. I’ve finished scripting it. It’s based on a short story by Hindi litterateur Prem Prakash. I’ve completely re-worked the story and taken it into a different tangent,’ Deepti told IANS.
Deepti has set her first film in the Kangra Valley for the reason that the film requires that far-from-the-madding-crowd ambience. The film is about a woman and her various relationships.
‘I don’t want to cast myself in my first directorial venture. But I don’t mind directing myself in the future,’ she added.
Saturday morning was a gloomy one for the actor Salman Khan as he came out of his Bandra home, surrounded by his family, to surrender himself.
â€œI think as a responsible citizen I should go and surrender in Jodhpur,â€ said Khan.
He left for the airport with his lawyer Bishnoi and his brother Sohail Khan. At the Jodhpur airport, the police were waiting with its paperwork ready to complete the formalities to arrest the star. The actor, looking impassive behind sunglasses, was taken out of the airport and driven straight to the courthouse. There he presented himself in front the judge and then it was straight to jail where he will have spend quite a few days at the very least as Prisoner Number 343 in a white prison uniform.
After â€˜Kaalpurushâ€™, Sameera Reddyâ€™s second Bengali film with Buddhadeb Dasgupta, â€˜Ami Yasin Arr Amar Madhubalaâ€™ (The Voyeurs) will be shown at Toronto, London and Athens film festivals. This will be B.A.G filmâ€™s first production to be shown in the Toronto International film festival. The film also stars Prosenjit Chatterjee and Amitav Bhattacharya. Shot in urban India, this film explains how simple acts of passion can change oneâ€™s destiny in a politically charged up atmosphere. The film has Sameera Reddy in a de-glamorised look. Sameeraâ€™s short film titled â€˜Migrationâ€™ with Mira Nair will also be shown at the event.
Sameera is all praises for Dasgupta and says, â€œItâ€™s been a pleasure working with dada. He was confident about me and that acted as a motivation for me, to act in a Bengali film. He announced â€˜Ami Yasin Arr Amar Madhubalaâ€™ at the press conference of â€˜Kaalpurushâ€™, and also declared that he will be casting me in it.â€