No doubt, success and one big like â€˜Slumdog Millionaireâ€™ is obvious to be stressed out all involved in the project including innocent kids from the slums of Mumbai, who played an outstandingÂ role in the success of the movie as being a very integral part of the storylineÂ of the movie.
However, cost of this huge success and fame was paid by 10 year old actor from the movie, Azharuddin Mohammed who was slapped and kicked by his father, Ismail when the over stressed and tired kid refused to attended byte and news hungry reporters standing outside his home. This shocked all the persons presented at the spot.
Though Ismail repented later on he said, “I was very sorry that I did what I did,” said Ismail.Â “I was so confused and stressed by my son’s homecoming that I did not know myself for a minute.Â I love my boy and I am very happy to have him home.” Whatever may be the cause behind for the outburst reflected by Ismail, no one can deny that success and fame do contribute in making on insensitive towards basic human values.
They have earned all at such a tender age after the huge success of â€œSlumDog Millionaireâ€, homes, stipends, benefits for their families and a trip to the U.S. The little stars from the slums of the Mumbai now are coming to the real term after receiving 8 Oscars and Best Director and Best Picture award for them.
Stars from the movie Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar who played young Salim and Jamal in the film was some how happy as well as nervous after receivingÂ the warm welcome and crowd of paparazzi at the airport. Azharuddin was anyway expecting to face bombardment of scribes in India. However, Ayush seemed well customizing to the trend and have a smile on his face, despite being crowded. Anyway, whatever was the pervious status of these kids or present frame of mind they have brought Oscars.
The tinsel town cannot stop raving about Freida Pinto as present and as the lady still basks in the glory of â€˜Slumdog Millionaireâ€™ success, there could be no other time more apt for her to make her presence felt through media and print magazines.
So, this March, we will have Freida as the reigning cover girl of almost all the leading magazines. After â€˜Vogueâ€™ and â€˜Cosmopolitanâ€™, Freida will also be seen as the cover girl of Maxim India March 2009. She has already swept everyone off their feet with her witty answers at â€˜The Tonight Showâ€™ hosted by Jay Leno, her flawless sense of style, her portraits in Vanity Fair, and irresistible movie offers from Woody Allen.
The Maxim cover has Freida with a naughty playful look wearing an oversized sweater and six-inch black heels. On the covers of â€˜Vogueâ€™ Freida portrays a different style and look with elegant attire, immaculate tresses, dripping jewelery, blood red lipstick and an evocative gaze. Thatâ€™s what we call versatility!
Sonam Kapoor has had two releases uptil now and the girl has appeared as the coy girl-next-door in both her flicks. Now, it is time for an image makeover for this newcomer. But since no film maker has approached the Kapoor girl with a glam role, Sonam has turned to her Papa dear Anil Kapoor to get her wish fulfilled.
So now we have Anil Kapoor to produce a movie titled â€˜Ayeshaâ€™ based on the the famous novel â€œEmmaâ€ written by Jane Austen. Sonam, of course, will be playing the lead role of Emma (Ayesha here) who is rich, easy going and flamboyant. Abhay Deol has been reportedly roped in for the project and a new actor named Arunodoy Singh is to play another male lead role.
While Abhay will be seen as a man who clandestinely loves and cares for the heroine, Arunodoy will give life to a role of a playful young man for whom the leading lady has a soft corner. V.J Cyrus Sahukar will be come across as a man who wishes to marry Ayesha. The task of editing the novel has been trusted upon Devika Bhagat, the writer of â€˜Bachna Ae Haseenoâ€™.
Though both her previous films bombed at the box office, Sonam Kapoor has stolen everyoneâ€™s heart with her beauty and freshness. Lets see how much appreciation she gets in a glamorous role.
With the advent of a new year on Jan 1, Vidya Balan has ventured on new arenas. Vidyaâ€™s birthday falls on the 1st Jan itself and this year she went to Panchgani with her family for birthday celebrations. The New Year brought two new promising roles for Vidya. One is Nikhil Advaniâ€™s â€˜Chand Bhaiâ€™ and the other is Vibhu Puriâ€™s â€˜Chenab Gandhiâ€™. The latter is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. â€˜Chand Bhaiâ€™ does not have Miss Balan in the central role and she gets to pair opposite Akshaye Khanna. The film is based on a delinquent boyâ€™s character and has a social message attached to it.
Advani’s â€˜Chand Bhaiâ€™ is a far cry from Advaniâ€™s last release â€˜Chandni Chowk To Chinaâ€™. Says Vidya, “It’s nothing like the high-flying glam-wham stuff that one expects from Nikhil after Chandni Chowk. Chand Bhai is a stark very real kind of drama. And I get to co-star with a very talented actor Akshaye Khanna with whom I was in Nikhil’s Salaam-e-Ishq though we had just one passing shot together.”
Vidya is excited about â€˜Chenab Gandhiâ€™ too and says, â€œI haven’t really interacted that much with my co-star Hurman as yet. With Mr. Bachchan who plays the title role, I share a lifelong bonding. Right from Eklavya we’ve been paired in so many films right up to Chenab Gandhi and now Balki’s Pa. If I did all the films last year that I was offered with Mr. Bachchan, I wouldn’t be working with anyone else.â€
The Indian air is full of A.R.Rehmanâ€™s praises these days for he truly gave an international acknowledgement to Indian music. To add on to his glory, Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue will be crooning to his tunes in the forthcoming flick â€˜Blueâ€™
Produced under the banner of Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd, the movie is supposed to be India’s first ‘official’ underwater film and stars Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, and Zayed Khan, along with Katrina Kaif and Lara Dutta.
Kylie will be singing two songs in the film. One is a duet with Sonu Nigam and the other is a racy solo number for the promotional video of the film. As a surprise, while Sonu recorded the song in Mumbai, Kylie recorded the same in London, after she got a copy of Sonu’s song.
Now Kylie has arrived in Mumbai to shoot for the duet song with Akshay Kumar while gyrating to ace choreographer Farah Khan’s dancing instructions.
The kids of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ were too excited to visit America for the Academy Awards. Apart from walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards these starlets of Slumdog Millionaire also got a chance of making a trip to Disney Land where they posed with Mickey Mouse.
Director Danny Boyle endeavored to cast authentic actors for the role-play thus, there couldnâ€™t be a better cast than a kid born and brought up in the slum! Undoubtedly these kids have faced a tough time; as Azharuddin Mohammedâ€™s (the boy who enacted youngest Salim in the film) parents stated, “He’s supposed to be the hero in the film but look at how he’s living.” While Rubina Ali who played the child side of lead character Latika never imagined this spree approaching. “Not in my dreams did I ever think I would go to America”.
Meanwhile the producer Christian Colson and director Danny Boyle paying their families a stipend and setting up trust funds for the kids. We wish these children do well in future. In the meantime your precious comments are much awaited.
Things are always as easy as they seem. This is the lesson which Shilpa Shetty has learnt recently for our sexy Bollywood lass is facing problems in delivering her dialogues for her next Indo-Chinese film â€˜Desireâ€™. Desire is her first international Indo-Chinese project where she plays a role of an Odissi dancer.
Though Shilpa informs that shooting for â€˜Desireâ€™ was a unique experience, it was not easy for her to get her classical dance steps correct and perfect. Moreover, speaking English without accent wasnâ€™t easy for her.
Says, Shilpa â€œThis is the first time I did dialogues in English and so did Xia Yu. Not as easy as I thought it would be, when you are so used to saying dialogues in Hindi. Both Xia Yu and I made such an effort not to speak the English language with an accent. But allâ€™s well that ends well. I am happy I got to do this too.â€
This is a pair whom the fans will eagerly await to see on-screen. Farhan Akhtar who has once directed Kareena Kapoor in â€˜Don- The Chase Begins Againâ€™ will now be seen sharing screen space with her. We saw them together for just a few moments in â€˜Luck By Chanceâ€™ but now they will be seen as the lead pair in Sudhir Mishraâ€™s untitled venture. Produced by Excel Entertainment, company of Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, the movie will explore the man-woman relationship and its dynamics.
Farhan Akhtar has confirmed the news and is quite impressed by the script. He is all praises for Kareena too and says, â€œsheâ€™s been a friend for many yearsâ€ and the film has her in â€œa role to die forâ€.
Sudhir Mishra has done â€˜Chameliâ€™ with Kareena but these are bad times for the director. His last release â€˜Khoya Khoya Chandâ€™ bombed at the box-office and he had to shelve â€˜Aur Devdasâ€™ after Anurag Kashyapâ€™s â€˜Dev. Dâ€™. Since both Kareena and Farhan are currently hot in tinsel town, lots of hopes are pinned on this project.
Gorging on all the limelight brought in by the enormous success of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, hottie Freida Pinto bagged in another cake offered by legendary director Woody Allen. With the success of Slumdog Millionaire, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood movie offers start piling.
Woody, who is in this industry past four decades, has several hits, like ‘Annie Hall’ and ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelonaâ€™ to his credit.
As the movie is still in its initial stages, it hasnâ€™t been named as yet. The cameras will start rolling in this summer in London.Â Frieda co-stars with Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts and Josh Brolin. Though Woody Allen has been tight lipped about the movie, it is being described as a romance.
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ leading light, Anil Kapoor ascended at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on February 20th for the ‘Montblanc Signature for Good’ event. It was a high profile gala hosted by Montblanc in support of UNICEF.
Anilâ€™s co-attendee was Reese Witherspoon. The celebrities that graced the occasion were Paris Hilton, Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Oliver Stone, Michael York and many more.
The ‘Montblanc Signature for Good’ idea unveiled the portraiture photography of American photographer Roger Moenks to do well to UNICEF’s education and literacy programs. Many renowned actresses were honored for their sustained support of UNICEF. Their autographed portraiture that was unveiled on the occasion will be auctioned and all the proceeds will go to UNICEF.
The stars had ascended for a good cause and also enjoyed the night away! The stars gorged on a distinctive menu presented by world-famous chef, Wolfgang Puck along with a swing band entertaining them exclusively.
â€˜Harperâ€™s Bazaarâ€™ is having their very first India issue released this March and who could be the better choice than to feature the hot couple Saifeena in the issue. The magazine recently covered a photo shoot of the couple in the exotic locations of Mauritius with Kareena wearing a cue from Giorgio Armani Spring 2009 dress and Saif wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna suit.
The pics came out great with the couple looking very much in love but it is only Kareena who graces the cover of the first edition of Harpers Bazaar India in a floral strapless maxi.
Check out the photo shoot of Saif and Kareena and also the cover of the magazine with Kareena looking as ravishing, gorgeous and perfect as ever.