It was an unbelievable starry evening full of glamour and glitter when hot real-life couples like Saif-Kareena, Abhi-Ash and Amitabh-Jaya walked hand-in-hand and beamed as they grabbed in awards. Talking about the awards ceremony held at Mumbai’s Grand Hyatt Hotel on Sunday for the leading men’s magazine ‘GQ’, the event witnessed
celebrities from every field including Bollywood.
Saif and Kareena are not a very common sight at every other event, but with their flick ‘Qurbaan’ set to hit the screens, the couple is being seen in each other’s company quite often these days. The couple clearly stole the limelight as both of them won the GQ man and woman of the year award.
“Saif has won GQ Man of the year and I think he truly deserves it,” said Kareena, to which Saif replied, “For me at the moment Kareena is my Man of the Year.”
On her award, Kareena said, “Being called Woman of the year is a lot different from receiving a film award. It’s a great honor.”
Amitabh Bachchan, who was there with his family, wife, bahu, son and daughter and who received the Lifetime Achievement award said, “Well, now I’ll have to make more space to fit in yet another award.”
Katrina also won the GQ woman of the year award. Once again Katrina was seen sans Salman and was seen posing for the shutterbugs with Karan Johar. Abhay Deol picked up the Breakthrough Talent title.
Akshay Kumar and John Abraham had appeared together in Priyadarshan’s comedy flick ‘Garam Masala’. Now, Anthony D’Souza intends to cast this jodi yet again, but this time in an action-packed film full of stunts. Where Akshay Kumar is undoubtedly the king of stunts in our Bollywood, John Abraham is also known for his fitness and ohysique and his passion for bikes.
“Akshay was on board for the next project from the word go. After Blue, I can’t dream of making a film without him. Blue couldn’t have been made without Akshay. As for John, it’s strange that with his physique and body language he has never done a full-on action film,” said D’Souza.
“If I was a member of the audience, I’d want to see the two together in the kind of stunts never seen before,” he added.
The film will supposedly be produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. and is set to start early next year. A.R.Rahman will give the musical scores for this action-packed flick.
As Ranbir Kapoor turns 27, he has double reasons to celebrate as his birthday week will also see his much-awaited film ‘Wake Up Sid’ hit the screens. However, Ranbir does not believe in partying hard for his B’day and he intends to keep the celebration very quiet and subtle.
Elaborating on his birthday plans, Ranbir said, “I will be having a quiet dinner with my parents. My sister Riddhima and my brother-in-law Bharat are traveling this year. I’m a shy guy and I normally like having an intimate celebration rather than something ostentatious.”
He adds, “I’m not one of those guys for surprise parties. I feel awkward. I have no idea what Deepika has planned for me. I haven’t seen her for a few days because I have been in Bhopal and she was in Mumbai. However, I hope it isn’t too big a surprise because even she knows how reserved I am.”
Of course, he does not forget to mention his forthcoming release and says, “The best gift I can ask for this year is that everyone goes to see my film. I don’t know how to hardsell myself or my film but I can surely request people to see it.”
We wish all the luck for the birthday boy and hope that everyone ‘wake up’ for ‘Sid’!
This year Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra were honored with the youth icons awards from the entertainment field. Following Hrithik Roshan was actor-director Farhan Akhtar and behind Priyanka was Katrina Kaif.
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was honored as the Icon of the year at the inaugural edition of the India Youth Icon Awards which was organized jointly by Wizcraft Entertainment and electronics major Videocon. This award seeks to recognize and reward individual excellence and exemplary achievement in the genres of business, sports, entertainment, media, social welfare and justice and technology.
Others in the award list include:
Deepika Padukone as the Fashion Icon of the Year
Aishwarya Rai as the Global Face of the Year
Shooter Abhinav Bindra as the Sports Icon of the Year
Author Chetan Bhagat with the award in the arts category
Actor Rahul Bose in the social justice and welfare category
The Pretty Woman star and Oscar winning actress, ‘Julia Roberts’ is at present in India for the shoot of director Ryan Murphy’s film ‘Eat, Love and Pray’ along with co-star Richard Jenkins. The film is being shot in a Haryana village, around eight km from Pataudi which is the royal seat of Saif’s family.
Julia met Saif’s mom Sharmila Tagore in Patuadi and when she came to know that Kareena would be playing her part in the Hindi remake of the Hollywood hit ‘Stepmom’ starring Roberts and Susan Sarandon, she expressed her desire to meet her son Saif and Bebo.
Bebo is at present busy shooting a song with Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi and Madhavan for ‘3 Idiots’ in Mumbai and has apparently asked for a day off so that she could fly to Pataudi for the planned dinner with Julia Roberts.
So, may be we would see Saifeena have their dream dinner with this Oscar winning pretty actress.
The Bong beauties of Bollywood, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee, celebrated Durga Puja at Balkanji Bari in Santa Cruz West on Thursday. The Puja was organized by the North Bombay Sarbhajanin Durga Puja Charitable Trust and the set was designed by Amit Pal and was graced by a 13-feet tall Durga idol.
The celebrations also included the veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee who said, “This isn’t just a Mukherjee’s puja for celebrities. It’s for the working class. We do our utmost to bring all communities together. I request the new generation to be humble and inclusive of all.”
Debu Mukherjee, secretary of the trust added, “This puja is a gharelu (domestic) puja. Kajol and Rani grew up here. So we don’t think they are celebrities. It’s like a house party for them.”
Check out Rani Mukherjee and Kajol at Durga Puja celebrations.
They appeared together in ‘Omkara’ and ‘Tashan’, but this time the Saifeena couple has created stirs even before their flick ‘Kurbaan’ hits the screen. This Rensil D’Silva’s directed movie set for release on November 27 is based on terrorism. Saif Ali Khan and Om Puri play the roles of terrorists and Bebo will play Saif’s love interest.
The film is more in news because of the hot love making scene between Saif and Kareena. Even the first look of the film unveiled by Dharma Productions shows the couple with a bare back scene. In a recent interview Kareena stated that the movie was very special to her and the script required the scene. So, she had no hesitation shooting it.
Check out the hot couple soaring the mercury high with their steamy dare-bare act on the posters of ‘Kurbaan’.
If you are impressed with the delicate beauties performing daring stunts at Akshay Kumar’s ‘Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi’, let us inform you that our lovely Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif is not behind in any way in performing daring stunts.
This hidden side of Katrina was revealed on the sets of Rajkumar Santoshi’s ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani’ where during a shoot in Goa, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif had to get off from a jet ski onto a ladder hanging from a 200 ft overhead bridge. Where this Barbie Doll of tinsel town completed her stunt at an amazing speed, Ranbir was struggling with the same. In fact, Ranbir was so amazed and surprised by Katrina’s ability to do the stunt that he nicknamed her as ‘Rambo ki sister Sambo’.
“Katrina was so good in the action scenes that I actually named her ‘Rambo ki sister Sambo,” said Ranbir.
The magical jodi of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol have given the industry many mage hits like ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ and so on. After a long hitch of seven years the two are coming together for Karan Johar’s ‘My Name Is Khan’ which has Kajol playing SRK’s wife.
Kajol and SRK appear on the cover page of Vogue Magazine’s Indian Edition for the month of October 2009. As they look magical on the cover together, SRK expresses the fact that he is quite happy to be a part of ‘Vogue’ as his wife Gauri has already achieved this glory and he was yet to have this glory.
‘Kanjeevaram’, under the direction of Priyadarshan, won the award for the best film and also the best actor for Prakash Jha at the 55th National Film Awards. The unit threw a celebration party on Tuesday evening and a host of celebrities joined in the success bash despite the sudden heavy downpour. The eminent guest list included Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Chunkey Pandey, Urvashi Sharma, Sameera Reddy, Om Puri and Paresh Rawal.
However, what caught our attention was the fact that Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif arrived separately for the party. While Katrina was accompanied by designer Rocky S., Salman came in a separate car. So do we sniff another splitville here?
Check out the pics from the event with Salman and Katrina apart and Sameera Reddy and Urvashi Sharma adding the glamour quotient.
Sonam Kapoor has not yet tasted success as both her films, ‘Saawariya’ and ‘Delhi 6’ bombed at the box office. At present, she is busy with father Anil Kapoor’s home production ‘Ayesha’ which is desi adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel ‘Emma’.
However, Sonam Kapoor knows quite well how to race ahead of her contemporaries. As per the survey of the magazine ‘People’, this newcomer has beaten the likes of Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor to emerge as the best dressed celebrity in India. Following her are Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Twinkle Khanna in the second, third and fourth position respectively.
Speaking about her style statement, Sonam says, “My style isn’t about trends. I don’t let the clothes wear me, I wear them.”
Seems multiple roles are in for Priyanka Chopra this season. While she becomes the first ever actress to portray 12 different roles in one flick in ‘Whats Your Rashee?’ she has yet another multiple role film awaiting for her. She, in most probability, will play the roles of 7 brides to seven different men in Vishal Bhardwaj’s next titled ‘7 Husbands’. She will have different get ups for each wife and the seven different actors for the role of husbands are yet to be finalized.
Priyanka has already worked with Vishal in ‘Kaminey’ and the director was so impressed with her dedication and devotion that he, without second thoughts, chose Priyanka as his heroine while scripting for 7 Husbands. Priyanka’s fabulous performance in her latest ‘Whats Your Rashee?’ also helped him make up his mind as Piggie Chops is getting rave reviews for the way she has carried off twelve different roles in the film.
‘7 husbands’ is still in the scripting process and is expected to go on floors next year.