There couldn’t have been a better pairing exuding impeccable chemistry! Yes, we are talking about the hot hunk Neil Nitin Mukesh and our very own bubbly and chirpy Preity Zinta who have been roped to endorse the Italian brand of watches, Morellato.
Insiders have it that the makers themselves came down to India to rope in this sensational actor for the reason that ‘Neil has got the looks of an international star, and, with his stubble on, he looks rugged.’ It is also said that the brand was particularly looking for the tough look, and that’s exactly the reason they did not settle with any chocolate boy Bollywood star, as they wanted to maintain brand image in an international market also.
Not to mention here that the two are looking so good together that we definitely can see filmmakers queuing outside their house to cast two of them together in some films in future.
The multi-talented Shruti Hassan is a known name now. Apart from films, she has been associated with Indian and western classical music, has her own band called Extramentals and performs quite regularly.
Recently, she acquired the honor of being the chief guest at the launch of Emcee Jesz’s first Tamil pop album, Kavithai Gundar. Emcee Jesz, a Malaysian rapper, was part of Yogi B’s successful album Vallavan. Kavithai Gundar is his Tamil hip-hop album. The two videos Bad Boys and Thaniye are directed by N Manic, an assistant of Suresh Krissna.
Shruti was all praises for the album and said that such would go a long way in promoting non-film music in India. The occasion also saw the performance of Neha Bhasin on the romantic number ‘Thaniye’ from the album with Jesz. Neha , who was earlier part of the Viva band, complained that the music scene in India was dominated by film music.
Shahid Kapoor takes real care of his girlfriends’ health and fitness. When he was going around with Kareena Kapoor, he turned Bebo into a toal vegetarian and now, when he is making it out with Priyanka Chopra, the chocolate boy has made her quit booze and delve into yoga and meditation instead.
Shahid had been bothered for quite sometime about Priyanka overstressing herself. And his fears did come truw with Priyanka facing serious health problems recently due to fatigue and over exertion. Shahid has advised her to take it easy and take up yoga and meditation to keep herself fit and relaxed. However, since she had allotted dates for Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘What’s Your Rashee?’ there was no way she could back out.
Nonetheless, the beautiful actress has promised her friend ( read lover) to abstain from booze.
The memories of the scandal and stir created when Salman Khan ran over some poor people sleeping on the street with his rash driving is still afresh in everyone’s mind. Now, the same Salman who had been involved in a serious hit-n-run case is doing a public awareness ad where he asks people not to ignore the victims of hit and run cases.
The ad talks about how people just ignore those who are in distress on roads when hit by someone. It shows a man hit by a vehicle who is left to die.
The ad has been directed by Nikhil Saini who says, Yes, Salman has done a 90-second ad with us. After the story unfolds, Salman comes to give a public service message. He is wearing ‘Being human’ shirt and he says, “Apni zimmidari se mat bhagiye. Responsible aur zimmedar logo ki zaroorat hai is desh ko.” The ad also has Vipin Sharma, (Darsheel Safary’s father in Tare Zameen Par) and Shailendra Gaur, in it. We are quite hopeful of driving home the point.”
This Sunday, Bollywood film industry faced a grave loss with the death of the veteran actor Firoz Khan who died after fighting a prolonged battle with cancer. He had been undergoing treatment for cancer at Mumbai.
Firoz Khan was known for his love for fashion, style and love for animals. While at the hospital a few days back, Feroz expressed his wish to visit his farmhouse in Bangalore to be with his pet animals, mainly horses and dogs.
Owing to his poor health condition, the doctors were reluctant to give him the permission for a long journey. However, son Fardeen understood his father’s desire and as he waited for his dad’s condition to improve, he made arrangements for a special chartered flight to Bangalore. Finally, last week, when the doctors gave Feroz the go-ahead for a short trip, Fardeen, accompanied by nurses, flew his father to the farmhouse.
Feroz Khan got to spend nearly three days at his farm with his beloved animals before he breathed his last after midnight on Sunday.
This is the first time in the history of Bollywood that a blind man is not only playing a normal hero in his debuting film, but is also doing all the dances and stunts in the film himself. Talking about Nasser Khan, a businessman from Kanpur, the man is debuting with the film called “Shadow” where other actors in lead roles are Milind Soman, Sonali Kulkarni and Hrishitta Bhatt.
Under the banner of Great Entertainments, the film is directed by Rohit Nayyar who has recently directed Aasma. Recently, the unit shot a dance number at Filmcity on the song sung by Aanandraaj Anand. The song has 180 dancers and 400 junior artists and has been choreographed by Ganesh Acharya with a budget of 3 crore.
Ganesh Acharya was all praises for Nasser Khan and said, “When I met Nasser Khan I was shocked that how a blind man can act or dance .When I completed the song today I am again shocked as how this man has completed the song with 100 percent performance.”
This is what Sonali Kulkarni had to say about him. “The only man I have seen with extraordinary vision. A person who has amazing enthusiasm and risky trust. A man who is never tired to learn new things. A madly ambitious person who has given me the strength to believe that even sky can not be a limit if you dream to fly. My best co star so far.”
Hrishita Bhatt said, “He has not only inspired me but the whole world will be inspired after the release of this film. The way he works nobody can say that he is blind. He is so efficient that no shot has been retaken due to his mistake. A dream person to work with.”
As for us, we can just say, “Keep going, Nasser!”
He has just been barely out of his last controversy, and now actor Hrithik Roshan is apparently stuck with another one. He has been caught mouthing tabooed words in a video clip apparently taped by choreographer Flexy Stu. Flexy is choreographing Hrithik in his forthcoming ‘Kites’. The clip shows co-star Kangana Ranaut practising her dance steps with a female assistant of Flexy. Moments later, Hrithik walks in and joins the dance rehearsals. At the video’s end, Flexy pans the camera and introduces Hrithik. In response, the star points towards Flexy and says: “This is the baddest m****r f****r in the world.”
Although the words are not meant to be abusive but in fact introduce Flexy as a tough task master, but sadly it doesn’t go down well with many of us. The two-minute clip has become a hit in the internet world and also offended some of the fans who want the video to be edited or completely removed.
She made her debut as a sexy bombshell, but has lately shifted gears and is opting for meaningful cinema with colder-to-life characters. Now, she has paired opposite Vinay Pathak (a favorite in off-beat cinema) for the role of a back row dancer in her forthcoming film ‘Pappu Can’t Dance Saala’.
Neha did a thorough research on back dancers before embarking on the role. She met and interacted with them on a close level because she wanted to know the kind of lifestyle they had. She also opted for a red colored hair because she noticed that all those back dancers that she had met had that color. She also observed that most back row dancers had a habit of chewing gums while waiting for the shot on the sets. So, she adopted that style for her character too.
With so much of effort going in, we hope that the character comes to life and Neha comes back into limelight with a superhit.
There were rumors in the past that Chhote Nawab didn’t like her lady love Kareena Kapoor giving a skin show in her flicks and had insisted that Kareena chose Indian outfits at various public appearances, but now it has come out that just a two-piece outfit can’t cause cracks in Saifeena’s love story.
In fact, Saif did not like interfering in Kareena’s professional decisions either. It was only that Kareena loved to wear sarees at public functions and awards because it was her personal choice.
Moreover, another source in a media report goes on to allege that Saif was quite supportive of Kareena when she donned the swimwear while shooting for ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ in Los Angeles. In fact, whenever Kareena would glam up and appear on the sets, Saif (who flew to LA for a few days during the shoot) would whistle and tease her.
Just recently, Celina Jaitley had expressed her support for the gay community at the re-launch of the magazine for the gay community ‘Bombay Dost’. She had also participated in the Gay Parade in Mumbai and called for the abolition of the laws that treat homosexuality as a crime.
But seems, Celina’s support for homosexuality did not go down well with the people, for the lady has been flooded with various hate mails and messages after the launch party. Some even questioned Celina’s sexuality and wrote that she too is a homosexual.
But strong as she is, Celina is unperturbed by all this. Celina vehemently conferred that this is a human right deserved by every person. During the launch itself she had stated: “It saddens me that people have so much hatred towards sexual minorities and people who show them support. It’s also unfortunate that people have not stopped their hatred against the gay community but have only learnt to mask it.”
Since they have so much of money on stake, the Bollywood beauties Shilpa Shetty and Preity Zinta are trying out all possible publicity fundas to motivate their team and to glamorize the event. Though their teams are not doing very well, the ladies are still on a high spirit.
Shilpa’s team are the Rajasthan Royals and in keeping with the spirit of the team, Shetty was seen sporting a Maharaja style blue turban on her head to support her team and bubbly as she is, Preity Zinta gave a competition to Shetty with her red Santa topi. Post your comments to let us know, which one you like better?
Finally, Himesh Reshammiya has realized that his acting skills are not quite up to the mark. So, even if he hasn’t quit acting, he has decided to attend workshops beginning to shoot for his films. This composer-turned-singer-turned-actor has already finished a major portion of John Mathew Mathan’s film “A Love Issshtory”, and now has moved on to his next project titled ‘Radio’. As the title suggests, Himesh would be playing a radio jockey in the film which is basically a romantic comedy. Beginning 25th May, Radio would embark on a non-stop 60 days schedule.
Before starting the shoot for the film, Himesh attended an acting workshop to get a grip of the charater. “Yes, the character of Vivan that I play in Radio is such that I thought of doing some serious workshops with theatre actors. I’m feeling on top of the world to perform in front of the camera now. The workshop has helped me loosen up further,” said Reshammiya.
Himesh had also attended the workshop for Studio 18′s ‘Ishq Unplugged’, which is directed by Swapna Joshi.
“Henceforth, I will be doing workshops for every film, like I did for Ishq Unplugged and the one I’m doing for Radio. I have completed the shooting of Ishq Unplugged in a 65 day non-stop schedule and now realise how much the workshops have helped,” said Reshammiya.