If you remember David Dhawan’s 2005 comedy ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ starring Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen and Katrina Kaif, you will definitely remember Bina Kak who gave a fabulous performance as Salman Khan’s hot-headed mother. That was Kak’s debut in Bollywood. Kak is the tourism minister of Rajasthan and is close to Salman Khan’s family.
When Katrina Kaif was in Rajasthan to ask blessings for her forthcoming film ‘New York’ at the dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti on June 23, 2009, she met Bina Kak at her residence in Jaipur.
Check out Katrina bonding with Bina Kak at her residence.
On one hand where Kareena Kapoor will be seen in a super glam avatar for ‘Kambakkth Ishq’, she sports a completely de-glam or you could say a geeky look for Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘3 Idiots’ where she plays the role of Neha, the professor’s daughter, from the book ‘Five Point Someone’. Aamir Khan, on the other hand, would be playing the handsome and genius Ryan. Sharman Joshi plays the role of Alok and Madhavan will be Hari, who adores Ryan and wants to be like him.
The cast and crew were in New Delhi at Connaught Place for the shoot of the film where Kareena was spotted wearing spectacles and Aamir was seen handling a strange machine named ‘virus inverter’.
The crew has already shot in Shimla, Ladakh, Bangalore and Mumbai. When they shot at the Pangong Lake in Ladakh which is 13,900 feet above sea level, Kareena went breathless due to the lack of oxygen.
“We had little oxygen, no electricity and no hot water. On top of that, I was in a wedding ghagra-choli outfit in that freezing cold, can you imagine! The wind almost swept me off my feet,” said Kareena.
To protect herself from the freezing cold, Kareena wore thermal heating along with her outfit. “But that was of very little help. Finally the unbearable cold was all worth it for a wonderful film. The boys (Aamir and Madhavan) were great fun. And Raju Hirani is a gem.”
Vivek Oberoi is all geared up to take the Bollywood with storm. He has three quite promising projects in hand right now. One is Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rakta Charitra’ where he is playing the role of Paritala Ravi, then there is Renzil D’Silva’s ‘Jehaad’, a romantic thriller against the backdrop of global terrorism and finally he has Kumar Taurani’s ‘Prince’ where he will be seen romancing three heroines. The name of the actresses has been kept undisclosed but what is known is that Vivek has performed some breathtaking stunts and action sequences for the film. Vivek is said to take off leaps from a plane, has jumped from high cliffs during his shots at Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh and even shot his fight sequences bare handed amidst the freezing river and rode rafts in strong currents. The action sequences have been directed by Allan Amin. Directed by Kookie Gulati and produced by Tips films, ‘Prince’ will hit the theatres on December 11.
“The experience of making ‘Prince’ has been truly amazing. We are very confident that the movie will appeal to all audiences and will perform well at the box-office,’ said Kumar Taurani, managing director of Tips Films.
With so many promising projects in hand and the dedication which Vivek is putting in, it seems that the actor is all set for a second golden inning.
With the aim of promoting her forthcoming movie, ‘Kaminey’, Priyanka Chopra is regularly using the social networking site ‘Twitter’ these days. The twitter page of the beautiful and gorgeous actress can be found on www.twitter.com/priyankachopra. It was Shahid Kapoor who introduced Priyanka to ‘Twitter’ advising her to use it in order to get in touch with her international fans and also to promote ‘Kaminey’. Now, Priyanka makes it a point to update her account at least once a day.
Though Shahid has been on ‘Twitter’ since last year but has become more active from April this year. Both Priyanka and Shahid were read discussing the release date of their movie. Where Priyanka has 10 members following her, Shahid Kapoor has around 3042.
Priyanka Chopra’s updates on ‘Twitter’ also express her feelings on the loss of Michael Jackson. It says, “I cannot believe it! MJ no more… He was the reason I started loving music. Thank you MJ the inspiration for all of us. The true king of pop.”
Neetu Chandra has lately been in news more for her controversial photoshoots than for her roles in the films. Now, she has been signed for an important role in ‘No Problem’ directed by Annez Bazmi and produced by Anil Kapoor. The movie is a comedy and stars Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Kangana Ranaut, Sushmita Sen and Paresh Rawal. Neetu will be paired opposite Sanjay Dutt for the first time.
Bazmee confirmed the news that Neetu Chandra had been signed on for an important role and added, “I cannot reveal anything about her role now because it’s too early, but yes, Neetu is going to be the surprise package in the film. She suited the role perfectly.”
Revealing more about the film, he said, “I am planning to start shooting the film next month in South Africa and it will be a 50-day long schedule. After that we will have one more schedule in Singapore and Bangkok.”
Having a most unusual pair of Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead roles Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions’ forthcoming venture ‘Wake Up Sid’ seems to awake much enthusiasm among the cinelovers. The movie is being directed by debutante Ayaan Mukherjee, who earlier was assistant director of Ashutosh Gowariker in ‘Swades’ and Karan Johar in ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’.
Scheduled to release on October 2, 2009, the movie is based on the story of a handsome young boy (Ranbir Kapoor) who falls for an older and simple writer woman (Konkona Sen Sharma).Anupam Kher will be seen as father of Ranbir Kapoor.
This will be the first film produced by Dharma Productions that will be distributed worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures and not by Yash Raj Films, thus marking the end of the collaboration between Dharma Productions and Yash Raj Films.
Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan had appeared together in ‘God Tussi Great Ho’ but the movie failed to create magic at the box-office. Now, the two stars are set to appear together again for ‘Sahib Biwi and Gulam’ which is being produced and directed by Rituparno Ghosh.
The movie tells the story of a wealthy zamindar and his beautiful wife. The zamindar is in habit of visiting brothels and kothas which leaves the wife lonely. Then there is a young man named Bhoot Nath who is hired as a servant to this zamindar. Bhootnath comes close to the lonely wife and both soon develop a platonic relationship. Then Bhootnath comes to know and feel his mistress’s loneliness and the life she is cursed to live.
The script definitely seems interesting and challenging. Meanwhile check out the exclusive poster from the movie.
The music and glamour world suffered a grave loss in the late afternoon hours of this Thursday on the 25th of June as it witnessed the death of 50 years old legendary star Michael Jackson. He breathed his last at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. His death probably took place due to an overdose of drugs followed by a cardiac arrest.
There was large scale mourning on the death of this superstar with people gathering at Harlem, Apollo Theatre and Times Square in New York, his home town of Gary, Indiana and everywhere else in the country. Jackson was preparing for an epic 50-concert program in London, the first of which was on July 13th, but now the star will never be seen performing again.
Michael Jackson was born on Aug. 29, 1958 in Gray, Indiana. He started his musical career with his brothers, at the age of 11. His greatest creation which tasted the highest success was his album ‘Thriller’ in 1982. By touching a record sale of 65 million copies it has been the highest selling album of all time and is still going.
After watching all the leading Bollywood actors, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and many others in the Singh avatar, it is time now for Bollywood beauties to don on the Pagdi. Starting with Rani Mukherjee, the beauty is seen in a Punjabi getup for Anurag Singh’s ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’.
The movie, which is a romantic comedy based in Punjab, stars Shahid Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Anupam Kher along with Rakhi Sawant & Sherlyn Chopra and others. Rani plays the role of a girl who has to become a man to fulfil her dreams. Her sardar look has been designed by Mike Stringer, who was the man behind the fabulous makeups in Dhoom 2. The costumes have been designed by Manish Malhotra.
Take a look at Rani’s Sardar getup for the film and share your comments with us!
Lux Comedy Honors 2009 results will be announced today on Star Gold. The event has the host Sajid Khan giving the audience a taste of his witty humor. The award for Rising Actor with Comic Excellence will be given to Ranbir Kapoor and Rising Actress with Comic Excellence awarded to Deepika Padukone. Minissha Lamba will present the award to Riteish Deshmukh for Male Performer with Comic Excellence. Kirron Kher gets the award for Female Performer with Comic Excellence. Katrina Kaif receives the Lead Actress with Comic Excellence award and Saif Ali Khan gets it for the Lead Actor with Comic Excellence.
This Monday, Mumbai saw the music release of Abbas Mastaan’s romantic thriller ‘Runaway’. The film which is being produced by 171 Entertainment Private Limited stars Deepal Shaw, Tulip Joshi, Lucky Ali and debutant actor Amarjeet.
Tulip is playing the role of a bar dancer for the first time in the film and has shot a real sexy time number for the film. “In this film there is a lot of freshness and for me the character which I play which is that of a bar dancer I have never played in my life and have never been a part of a film like this. I did a lot of research and preparation for this role,” said Joshi.
Deepal Shaw revealed more about the film saying, “The Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of this film is that it looks very sleek as these days the packaging rules and it’s a well packaged film. The songs are good and I hope that 70 percent of our population which comes from B and C grade towns they will like the songs which will be an attraction of this film.”
Shruti Hassan is already a known name even before her first film hits the screens given the varied talents in playback singing and rock shows. However, Shruti has no qualms in giving her best when it comes to making it big on the silver screen. She is set to make her debut with Imran Khan in ‘Luck’ and it is a well established fact that newcomers do have to assort to some amount of skin show in order to establish themselves. Shruti is also all game and sport when it comes to donning a bikini for the movie but she would do it only if her daddy dearest Kamal Hassan is not there on the sets.
Shruti had even confessed in a recent interview that she wouldn’t be able to act before the camera and had to request dad to stay away from the sets while shooting for ‘Luck’.