Sagarika Ghatge was the highest goal-scorer in â€˜Chak De Indiaâ€™ and in real life too, she seems to be the highest goal-scorer among all the other girls in her team. The gorgeous actress has been signed by Percept Picture Company for their film â€˜Raftaarâ€™ (working title) to be directed by noted ad film maker Shamin Desai. The film also has Neha Dhupia and Aditya Pancholi in pivotal roles and Sagarika has been paired against Bollywoodâ€™s serial kisser Emraan Hashmi. Shooting for the film is currently underway in Kuala Lumpur and the film is expected to release sometime early next year.
Inside sources say that for this role, Esha Deol was the first choice but she seemed to have asked for a high price. Sarita Patil, Head of feature films at Percept Picture Company, confirms the news saying,
â€œYes we have signed Sagarika for Raftaar. She has replaced Esha Deol as we couldnâ€™t agree on the price. After things didnâ€™t work out with Esha, we had a couple of options in mind and our director Shamin had seen Sagarikaâ€™s work in Chak De India and felt she would fit the part. Sagarikaâ€™s is a full-fledged lead role opposite Emraan Hashmi.â€
They are everywhere now – in the gossips columns, in the endorsements, at the parties, at the reality shows and rocking the concerts at various countries. The Saifeena couple gave such a successful show on August 21 at Sharjah for ‘Jashan 2008‘ in the Middle East that the Morani Brothers, the organizers are now keen on taking the duo to Europe for a series of shows.
Mohammed Morani said,
“The Sharjah show was extremely successful. We are now organizing a series of shows across Europe and the Middle East. Saif and Kareena have a huge fan following in these places. People throng to the stadium to watch them especially after the success of Race and Jab We Met. Also, Saif and Kareena make a wonderful pair. They are both good looking and exude power that makes the audience go ‘wow’. Saif and Kareena gave solo performances and the results are evident with the success of ‘Jashan 2008′, so we can imagine the response when the duo performs together.”
“The show had a crowd of 20,000 people and it was just amazing. Saif is in talks with the Morani Brothers for the shows across Europe and the Middle East.”
To be known here that for the Sharjah show, the two did not perform together. But the organizers are hoping to cash in on their popularity and get them to do certain items together. Now, this is a win-win situation for everybody. The organizers get their coffers filled, the couple gets a whopping payment with the bonus of some time out together for romance and the fans get to see their favorite stars in action!
For the first time, the rocking pair of Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor will appear together for director Rajkumar Hiraniâ€™s â€˜3 Idiotsâ€™. The film is loosely based on Chetan Bhagat’s â€˜5 Point someoneâ€™ on 3 engineering students. The shooting for the film already started early this week when Hirani took a shot with Madhavan in an aircraft. Now, the leading pair of Aamir and Kareena will take part in a 20-day schedule in Ladakh.
“We are literally off to a flying start. It was amazing to shoot inside a real aircraft. We are really excited and raring to go.”
The film is being produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, written by Hirani and Abhijeet Joshi. The lyrics are by Swanand Kirkire and music has been composed by Shantanu Moitra. The movie also stars Sahrman Joshi and Boman Irani in pivotal roles.
Shilpa Shetty is the talk of the town once again with the gorgeous actress hosting the second season of â€˜Big Bossâ€™. However, when asked on whether she would like entering the Big Boss house, she said, “I can’t go through it all over again.” Now, Shilpa happens to be the cover girl of the latest issue of the magazine ‘People’, which has many confessions from Shilpa including her relationship with her boyfriend- the London based entrepreneur Raj Kundra.
Shilpa has stepped into the shoes of a producer quite recently and when asked about the difference between being an actress and a producer, she is prompt to reply, â€œYou don’t get as pampered as an actress”.
Well, Raj Kundra was a part of production of the Akshay-Karisma flick â€˜Mere Jeevan Saathiâ€™ and the recently released â€˜Strangersâ€™ that starred Jimmy Sheirgill with Sonali Kulkarni and Nandana Sen. He is also a part of a film venture that Shilpa is producing. This and lot more about Shilpa in â€˜Peopleâ€™ this month!
Preeti Bhutani haling from Faridabad, near Delhi is a Maths graduate from Delhi University who is making space for her in Bollywood and is aspired to make big name in tinsel city. She developed sudden craze for the acting career as when she visited theatre with her friend and after watching a play there decided to pursue acting career there.
Since that they she never looked back through her career she along her graduation kept herself involved into the acting career too. She did theatre with LTG Repertory acted in 700 street plays, ad films, two Punjabi telefilms directed by Tanuja Chandra.
She started her acting career in Rajkumar Kohliâ€™s â€œJaani Dushanâ€ opposite Sharad Kapoor, child film â€œKids No. 1â€, â€˜Ladies Tailorâ€ opposite Rajpal Yadav and currently is busy in shooting of â€œEk – The Power of Oneâ€ with Bobby Deol andÂ Shriya Shran. And she is optimistic about her career in Bollywood.
Priyanka Chopra who is starring in DRONA as bodyguard of Abhishek Bachchan had to under go intensive training of Sikh martial arts â€˜gatkaâ€™ for her role. She was spotted shooting for the film at Bombayâ€™s Film City. Watch her in different action poses from the movie.
The well awaited musical movie Rock On finally launched in the atmosphere of fun frolic and enjoyment in Mumbai in premiere party on Friday night. The party was attended by cast of the movie including stars Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Prachi Desai, Luke Kenny and Purab Kohli among some other celebrities from the bollywood. Watch your favorite stars enjoying the party.
Santosh Sivanâ€™s latest film â€˜Tahaanâ€™ had its music launch at Mumbai in a party attended by stars of the movie Purav Bhandare, Rahul Bose and Sarika along with Adnan Sami. The movie shot at mesmerizing locations of Kashmir is about a little boy living in Kashmir is set to release on September 5th. Watch some pictures from the music launch party of the movie.
Salman was as usual in his style at the Beyond Luxury Watch launch party as brand ambassador for the product in his ripped jeans and bandana posed for the camera persons. Watch the picks below to get the jolly mood of Salman!
Gorgeous 2005 Miss India contestant Kaveri Jha after making space for her in Tollywood is now set to spread her splendor and glamour in Bollywood with the launch of HIJACKÂ on 29th August 2008. In Kunal Shivdasani, an ad maker, produced film HIJACK Kaver is acting opposite to Shiney Ahuja.
Other cast of the movie along Kaveri and Shiney are KK Raina, Mona Ambegaonkar. Movie is produced by Motion Magic is to be distributed by EROS Entertainment.
Esha Deol, who was not seen in any big Bollywood flick for a long time is coming as in role of an air hostess in the forthcoming thriller movie â€˜Hijackâ€™ produced by ad filmmaker, Kunal Shivdasani. Esha who is presently in United States learning jazz and ballet hoped that HIJACK would fare well on box office. Letâ€™s hope fate may bring good fortune for her.
Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar is first Indian actor as well as celebrity who have been endorsed as brand ambassador of Levis jeans is of good opinion of his butt in Levis jeans. He told, â€œThough the company has used various words to describe its new product, what I can say is that my butt looks good in the jeansâ€ at the launch of Levis 501 brand. Any why not, now he has all the right to say whatever he likes after the success of â€˜Singh is Kinng.â€™â€™