Both Tanushree Dutta and Udita Goswami are the sex kittens of our tinsel town and it is but obvious that stirs will be created when they appear together for the first time in a flick. The movie we are talking about is titled ‘Rokkk’ and is a horror movie that deals with supernatural element related incidents. The movie is produced by Icon Films and its producers are Krishn Chowdhary, Sumit Seghal and Vipin Jain. ‘Rokkk’ is directed by Rajesh Ransinghe (of ‘Sshh… Koi Hai’, ‘Aahat’ and ‘CID’ fame).
Udita and Tanushree will be seen as sisters in the movie and both of very are quite excited as the project is very different from the roles they have done before. This film is actor Sumit Seghal’s debut production venture. He states that the movie is based on real-life supernatural incidents and he has undergone through similar experiences.
Apart from Tanushree and Udita, the film stars Shaad Randhava, Sachin Khedekar, Ashwini Kalsakar, Priti Sharma, Nishi Ghanda Wad, Murli Sharma and Arif Jakriya.
The smaller screen has been the refuge of many actors and actresses whose filmi careers go for a downward slide. It is well known that when age takes a toll and the Bollywood ladies do not get meaty roles on the bigger screen, they turn to being judges on the reality shows.
But this time it is different. The ‘Vivaah’ girl Amrita Rao’s career is definitely quite promising at present and she is getting varied roles. However, she is all set to appear as a judge in Star Plus’ reality show ‘The perfect Bride’. The show, which will mark Amrita’s debut on the smaller screen will have Shekhar Suman and Malaik Arora Khan as her co-judges. The show will be hosted by Megha Gupta and Vishal Malhotra and will have mothers choose their bahu and the wife for their son.
Amrita was suppose to be the guest judge in one of the episodes, but the channel and the production house offered her a huge amount, and a part that she just couldn’t refuse. Amrita appears to be quite excited on being a part of smaller screen.
Bong beauty Bipasha Basu is known for her health and fitness conciousness. Recently, the actress did her part in social welfare by refusing to smoke on screen for her next film ‘Pankh’ directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay and produced by Sanjay Gupta. Bipasha sent that her smoking on the screen would send wrong message to the viewers. She had earlier refused to smoke on screen for Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Corporate’ too and was not happy with her boyfriend John doing ‘No Smoking’. Bipasha refused to even hold a cigarette on screen for the said scene and the director had to finally settle down with showing smoke being emitted from Bipasha’s mouth.
Bipasha is known for her practical and no- nonsense attitude. Lately, she also refused to turn up for the Indian Independence day carnival this year in Chicago when she did not get her remuneration in time. Bips was in London with her John and had to take a flight for Chicago to be the part of the grand South Asian Carnival on 15 August.
“Katrina, Saif, Kareena were holidaying there but I had to take a nine-hour flight to Chicago. I didn’t want to fly without any confirmation,” Bipasha was quoted as saying.
Delhi saw some of its favorite stars in the city as Arjun Rampal launched his new restaurant `Lap` on Friday. The guest list looked impressive as it included Shahrukh Khan with wife Gauri, Hrithik Roshan with wife Suzzane, Karan Johar, Abhay Deol, Koel Puri, Rohit Bal, Imran Khan, and many others.
Shah Rukh Khan said, “Gauri has designed it with Arjun and Meher. I think it would be fabulous. I wish them all the best. I am from Delhi and want everyone to visit this place.”
Arjun said that his restaurant, located inside Samrat Hotel would stand out from the crowd with as it will offer “privacy” to its members and be “exclusive”.
“You have to become a member to know how incredible this place is. Its for people to enjoy. India can proudly say, we have a place to party. Its about privacy, a discovery of yourself,” Rampal said.
“I was waiting for ‘Rock On’ to release. Tomorrow is its first anniversary. I was not coming to Delhi because I needed to make money and give back something to Delhi. Films is my work, that is one of my first priorities. This is just a hobby and passion for me. We are after all entertainers,” he added.
“I love women and want women to feel safe at ‘Lap’. That’s why it’s exclusive,” he smiled.
Minissha Lamba scorched the screens with her dare-bare act in ‘Kidnap’ and immediately after that she gave some hot clicks for Maxim. But little do her fans know that Minissha’s mother is an avid painter and has been into painting for over 2 years now. Minissha has some 25 paintings of her mother adorning her house. These paintings range from beautiful sceneries to psychedelics. Minissha adores these paintings so much that she recently turned down a lucrative offer made by a gentleman to buy one of these paintings.
Minissha reveals, “Our entire house is packed with her work. A lot of my friends have asked her to hold an exhibition, but she doesn’t take them seriously. Recently, a man landed up at our doorstep expressing interest in one of mom’s painting titled Glorious Elements. Later, he revealed that he had seen the painting on a friend’s camera phone and he got the address from him and wanted to buy the painting.”
After this incident, Minissha has now advised her mother to hold an exhibition. “I think she needs to showcase her work. We are working on the formalities and plan to hold the exhibition sometime soon. I like the fact that people across all age groups love her work.”
This sure assures us of the actress’ arty connection.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the brand ambassador of Swiss watch maker Longines. She was recently in Hyderabad to launch Conquest Ceramic series watches from the brand. She looked million dollars in her black female suit with a perfect business woman look. She cleared a lot of rumors about herself at the event saying that she wasn’t down with Swine Flu and that Abhishek Bachchan is not getting a tattoo of her name inked on his arm. Check out Aishwarya Rai at the event.
Priyanka Chopra has worked very hard for her forthcoming flick ‘Whats Your Raashee?’ and so it does not come as surprise as she waits with baited breath for the film to hit the screens. Fir the first time in Indian cinema a female star will be playing 12 different roles. Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, the movie is an adaptation of the US based Gujarati writer Madhu Rye’s novel Kimball Ravenswood.
The story of the film revolves round Yogesh Patel (Harman Baweja) who always wanted to have love marriage, but must find his life partner within ten days to save his family from a disaster. So, he decides to meet one girl from each raashee – sun sign, so that he will get twelve chances to fall in love. He decides to meet 2 girls in a day. Thus getting him six days to meet them, three days to make a final decision and he can get married on the tenth day.
Priyanka Chopra plays twelve different from twelve zodiac signs named Anjali, Vishakha, Kajal, Hansa, Mallika, Pooja, Rajni, Nandini, Bhavna, Jhankhana, Sanjna, Chandrika respective of zodiac sign. Check out Piggy Chops in12 new dazzling avatars.
Newcomer Sonam Kapoor has played a simple and homely girl in both her flicks, ‘Saawariya’ and ‘Delhi 6’. For a change, Sonam will be seen in an ultra-modern chic in the desi version of Jane Austen’s Emma – Aisha produced by father Anil Kapoor and written down by Devika (of Bachna Ae Haseeno fame).
Sonam will be wooed by three guys in the flick – Abhay Deol, Arunoday and Cyrus Sahukar. Abhay Deol plays the male lead as the one who is Ayesha’s worst critic as well as the one who secretly loves and cares for her. Newcomer Arunodoy Singh gets the role of an amiable young flirtatious man whom Ayesha adores and pursues. And VJ Cyrus Sahukar will appear as a guy who wants to marry Ayesha. Anil himself will supposedly play the role of Ayesha’s father – a person who’s a hypochondriac highly concerned about the health and safety of his loved ones.
Check out Sonam’s all glam look in the flick.
Petite and delicate beauty Amrita Rao has had an old connection with cricket. She was seen opposite Harman Baweja in the cricket-based film, ‘Victory’ last year. Rumours have it that her forthcoming comedy ‘Hook Ya Crook’ will feature Indian cricket captain Mahnedra Singh Dhoni. In keeping with her association with this game, she was seen along with Harbhajan Singh at a promotional event for a sports channel.
Amrita was seen in an all glam avatar in her last flick ‘Shortkut: The Con is On’. Though the film bombed at the box office, Amrita has kept with the glamorous image and looked worth a million dollars in her short shoulder less red dress. Check out the pics from the event.
The Terminator hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who presently is decorating seat of Governorship of California, has invited Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to meet him on September 20 in Washington as an effort to diffuse tension resulted from the alleged detention of Shah Rukh Khan US border officials in a New York airport last weekend.
Shah Rukh, who is featured in the list of ‘50 Most Influential People’ told experience at the Newark Airport to be embarrassing. It is still uncertain whether Mr. Khan would accept this invitation. In meantime he has signed £125 million deal with Fox-Searchlight in US to distribute his latest movie ‘My Name is Khan’ that is based on racial tension as erupted aftermath of 9/11 terror attacks.
After retuning back to India, he said, “I am scared of authorities and rules, so I try to follow the rules of the country I travel to,” he said. He again said, “Whenever I am in America, I have to report at least two hours in advance while traveling within the country for security reasons – they ask me to take off my clothes and shoes, and I do that. “But I never experienced this kind of treatment.”
Size zero girl Kareena Kapoor is the reigning fashion diva of Bollywood. So, it does not come as a surprise when we find glossy magazine covers repeating the pretty lass over and over again. This is the third time Kareena Kapoor is on the covers of ‘Filmfare’ magazine. She sizzles in a bright yellow dress on the September issue of the magazine and looks extremely confident exposing her hot long legs without any footwear. Not to mention here that the girl has as much of right attitude as her acting skills!
Rani Mukherjee will be back on silver screen with ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’ after a long time, her last being ‘Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic’. She has taken special efforts in getting a toned body and flaunting it in a bikini. Nevertheless, she is taking keen interest in promoting the film along with her co-star Shahid Kapoor who is on a high these days post his success of ‘Kaminey’.
The duo was seen as special guests on the grand finale of the reality show ‘India’s Got Talent’ on 22nd August on Colors. Shahid awarded the trophy to The Prince Dance group who was declared the winner of this reality show after several relatives and friends of the group, apart from state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, corporate houses and social activists joined hands to vote en masse for them. They got a staggering Rs.50 lakhs (Rs.5 million) in cash and a swish newly-launched Maruti Suzuki Ritz car as the reward. The group, comprising 26 artistes, all below 22 years of age, spellbound everyone with their act, which was based on episodes from the Mahabharata.
The episode saw Shahid and Rani enjoying the performances and bonding well with the judges Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher and filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor.