Priyadarshan’s next comedy “De Dana Dan” has the star-cast of Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Suniel Shetty and Neha Dhupia. Now, an added member to this team is Sameera Reddy.
Sameera confirmed the news and said, “I’ve never worked with Priyan before. But I think he liked my comic timing in ‘Race’ where I played Anil Kapoor’s airheaded assistant. That’s how I am in ‘De Dana Dan’ too. I’ve always been a big Priyan fan, by the way.”
However, Sameera will have to wait for sometime before she gets to work with Priyadarshan because Priyan has shifted this comedy from November 2008 to January 2009 because he is busy with “Bam Bam Bhole” starring child actor Darsheel Safary of “Taare Zameen Par” fame.
And the director sure is excited about it.
“‘Bam Bam Bhole’ is not a small arthouse film. It’s a full-on entertainer. And it needs nurturing. Once I release ‘Billo Barber’, I need to promote ‘Bam Bam Bhole’ properly. ‘De Dana Dan’ with Akshay, Katrina, Sameera Reddy, Suniel Shetty and Neha Dhupia has gone forward by a few months.”
Deepika Padukone is on a joy ride these days. She has a successful â€˜Bachna Ae Haseenoâ€™ behind her, she has upcoming big one â€˜Chandni Chowk To Chinaâ€™ with hit machine Kinng Kumar lined up and she also has Saif’s ambitious home production as well. On the personal front too she has a wonderful beau Ranbir Kapoor alongside which keeps the couple much in news.
Now Deepika has another reason too to be cheerful about. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has selected her for a leading role opposite Hrithik Roshan. The buzz is that Bhansali is trying to get the rest of the cast sorted by end of this month and expects to start shooting as soon as Hrithik completes his current movie, ‘Kites.’
Hrithik is presently holidaying in Bora Bora, close to Tahiti with his wife Suzanne Khan. He has been busy for the last two months shooting his home production Kites in USA.
J.W.Mariott at Mumbai has always managed to get the best of Bollywood beauties to groove their body at the new yearâ€™s eve. One year it was the controversial performance from Mallika Sherawat for 50 lakhs, the year next was Bipasha Basu who pocketed in a whopping 90 lakhs for half an hour performance and guess who will give her performance this year. Definitely none other than Katrina Kaif who has given a series of hits at the box office lately including â€˜Namastey Londonâ€™, â€˜Welcomeâ€™, â€˜Raceâ€™ and latest being â€˜Singh Is Kinngâ€™.
Needless to say, the actress has been paid a huge sum of money amounting to about 1 crore for this performance. Noted designer Rocky S would be in charge of her costumes while Bosco-Caesar will be choreographing her act.
When contacted, Katrina, who is in New York where she is currently shooting for Kabir Khan’s film, New York, refused to confirm the amount but said, â€œYes, I am performing at the Marriott on December 31. We have finalised the deal.â€
â€œIt will be good fun. I am looking forward to it. I have a very comfortable equation with Rocky S,â€ she said.
So what songs will Katrina shake a leg to? â€œWe haven’t listed the songs as yet. But it will obviously be some of the hit songs from the films which I have acted in,â€ she added.
That Kamal Hassanâ€™s daughter Shruti Hassan is making her acting debut in Soham Shahâ€™s movie â€˜Luckâ€™ is stale now. The latest addition to it is that this multi-talented chic will also sing a song for the film.
It was but obvious owing to the fact that she is the lead vocalist of the rock band Extramentals. She also has the experience of playback singing, having sung her first song at the tender age of six for her fatherâ€™s film â€˜Thevar Maganâ€™. â€˜Luckâ€™ has music by Pritam and itâ€™s reported that one song is specially being composed for Shruti.
â€˜Luckâ€™ is a fast-pace movie which has lots of outdoor adventure and Shrutiâ€™s friend Imran Khan stars opposite her in the film. In fact, it was Imraan who recommended Shruti to director Soham and then again suggested to add Shrutiâ€™s vocals to the film. Imran and Shruti grew up together because their families were closely knit.
Yet another title for Miss World and Bachchan Bahu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Beating her Hollywood counterparts, Ash has grabbed the title of the woman with the sexiest eyes and yes, no one can question that. American television channel E!’s Sexiest Body Parts list crowns Ash as the woman with the sexiest eyes leaving behind Hollywood icons like Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox and Scarlett Johansson. Meanwhile, Irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Myers (of Bend It Like Beckham fame) won best male eyes award.
Other winners includes Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen who won the sexiest legs award, Charlize Theron bags E!’s decolletage award with her sultry shoulders, Eva Mendes voted lovely locks, Taiwanese actress Shu Qi took away sexiest lips title. Scarlett Johansson has been voted the female celebrity with the best breasts. Actress Jessica Biels butt has topped the list of E!’s sexiest bottom and the list goes on.
So, this is another proof to the fact that Aishwaryaâ€™s blue eyes have mesmerized not only Bollywood but also Hollywood!
It was definitely an exciting moment for Vikram Phadnis whose dresses were exhibited by Priyanka Chopra and Shriya Saran at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. Watch some of the pictures of Vikram Phadnis collection from the show.
Kareena Kapoor in a recent development declined offer of Gurinder Chadda of casting her against Johnny Depp in a Hollywood Production. Bebo excused the offer terming it as not productive and big in terms of acting roles she has in Bollywood movies.
However, some other sources revealed that it is the date problems that compelled Karenna to drop this idea as she is over consumed in suiting sessions with number of movies, she is doing for Bollywood. What ever may be, the truth, yet Kareena feels herself to be far comfortable in working in Bollywood instead of part of Hollywood paternity.
The utterly dedicated actor Aamirâ€™s latest upcoming venture Ghajini has prompted him to not only go bald but also working out at the fitness centers to get the six pack abs, in short, doing up Salman Khanâ€™s look!
Ghajini, inspired from the cult English classic, Memento, is a psychological adventure movie. Aamir Khan is in the lead role with Asin (actress from South) and Jiah Khan.
According to the media sources, Ghajiniâ€˜s lead role demanded Salman Khan looks and thus the actor could have been a better choice for character.
Here is an exclusive picture of the secretive actor Aamir, in his first six pack abs lookâ€¦.
Day 2 and 3 of lakme fashion week was overshadowed by none other than Sonam Kapoor!
The vivacious actress walked the ramp in pristine white, for the Levi’s collection by Tarun Tahiliani on the day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week.
Whereas, day 3 was a dedication to guys! Digvijay Singh attributed contemporary and chic look for boys. Sundry menâ€™s wear by Dev R NIL was also highly applauded.
At the breathtaking sizzled up show at runway by Anupam Dayal, there was yet another gaffe as the poor model trip. Although, gracefully picking herself up, she even smiled at the end of the ramp. Kudos to the model! and Blame it all on dodgy Stilettos! Here are a few pictures for your perusalâ€¦.
Aishwarya Rai the official brand ambassador for Loreal Paris; yet again shoots for its commercial, looking stunningly flawless like never before!
As Aishwarya says- â€˜Lâ€™Oreal- because I am worth itâ€™ in the advertisement shot, this most beautiful woman in the world with peaches n plum complexion and radiance looks awesome in this commercial.
This is yet another proof of the worldwide appreciation of our Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. So, when the Crown Princess of Sweden, Victoria, who also happens to be the apparent heir to the prestigious throne of Sweden, came for a visit to India, she did not forget to invite Aamir for an exclusive dinner with her.
With lovely wife Kiran Rao was by his side, Aamir honored her invitation and before parting, Aamir gifted Princess Victoria an antique lithograph (sketches of India during the colonial period), while she gifted him a DVD collection of the legendary Ingmar Bergman’s films.
Where the Crown Princess, like zillions of other fans, was full of praises for Aamir’s masterpiece â€˜Taare Zameen Parâ€™, Aamir in reciprocation, Aamir replied, “It is a privilege to receive a special invitation like this”.