The makers of the film ‘Aladdin’ were quite apprehensive about the key sequence in their film which required the character played by legendry Amitabh Bachchan to kneel before Sanjay Dutt’s character and also touch his feet. The scene was an important part of the film’s narrative where Genius-the Genie (played by Big B) surrenders before the ringmaster (played by Sanjay Dutt).
Sujoy and others feared how exactly millions of Amitabh Bachchan fans would accept this scene. For Sanjay Dutt too it was challenging since Amitabh Bachchan is too big a name to be kneeling down.
But, given the professionalism of the Shehenshah of Bollywood everything went on perfectly as Big B was game of the scene and quite well understood its importance. The film does convey the message of good’s win over evil and the scene heightens the impact of the final result.
“That’s the beauty of working with Mr. Bachchan”, says Sujoy, “He lets himself be driven as wanted by the director. We were a bunch of kids wondering how to approach Sir to do this scene and there he was game to do whatever that went well with the character. He has always stated that once he is committed to a project, he doesn’t protest on anything. This is why we could can such a crucial scene without any hindrance. It is indeed one of the highlights of the film.”
Finally, we will get to see Kareena and SRK together in the leading pair for Shah Rukh Khan’s home production Ra.One, about a flying superhero. The two had appeared together in 2001 for ‘Asoka’ which bombed at the box –office. Since, then Kareena has only done two item numbers for SRK- one in ‘Don’ and the other in ‘Billu Barber’. Now, reports have it that she has finally given the nod for the lead role opposite SRK in this sci-fi venture from Red Chillies providing some major scripts changes are made. She does not want to be known as ‘King Khan’s flop Queen’. Therefore, she wanted a much meatier part in this film.”
Kareena will be doing some very good stunts in the film apart from flying in the skies and saving people. Production will begin end of this year and continue well into 2009. The film is expected to be shot in USA. No release date has been finalized as of yet but it is expected that the film should hit the screens by Diwali 2010.
After displaying his acting and dancing skills, actor Hrithik Roshan is now bent on making his singing talents known. He has crooned for a song in ‘Kites’ and now will also exercise his vocal chords for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ along with Aishwarya Rai.
Again, this is not the first time for Ash too where she will be experimenting with singing. She has already done a song for Josh along with Shah Rukh Khan. The song has been composed and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself and it was he who wanted the actors to try out the song themselves. Initially both were a little apprehensive but after sitting with the director and talking about the song, both gave a green signal. Apart from singing the duo are also learning Portuguese for the film.”
In Guzaarish, Hrithik plays a paraplegic suffering from impairments of the motor and sensory functions of the lower limbs. Aishwarya Rai plays his nurse in the movie. Given the kind of sparking chemistry displayed by Hrithik-Ash jodi in “dhoom 2’ and ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, this one seems to be the one to watch out for!!
It was a touching moment when Sanjana Jon, the sister of jailed fashion designer Anand Jon, broke down during the show organized by her at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week. The show was a tribute to her brother, who has been sentenced to 59 years in prison.
The showstoppers for Sanjana Jon’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection show at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week were brother duo Salman Khan and Sohail Khan, sister duo Raima and Riya Sen, and brother-sister duo Sushmita Sen and Rajiv Sen. Sarod maestro Aman Ali Khan and Ayan Ali Khan also showcased the creation by the designer.
The Roshans had already celebrated Hrithik’s mom Pinky Roshan’s birthday on October 22, by having a quiet dinner party at a Juhu restaurant, but this time Hrithik Roshan was in a mood for lavish celebration and he threw a big bash for mom Pinky Roshan’s birthday and all the prominent celebs from the Bollywood fraternity were invited including SRK-Gauri, Saif-Bebo, Shilpa-Raj, Genelia, Sonali, Kunal Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar amongst others. The party went on till wee hours.
However, the celebration turned sour when the neighbours who were not apparently not comfortable with loud music informed police and the police showed up at Hrithik’s 8th floor apartment in Plazzo building in Juhu Vile Parle Development (JVPD) at around 2:15 am.
Check out the pics from the bash.
It was a very touching moment at 55th National Awards Ceremony as daughter Sonam Kapoor stepped up to accept the award on behalf of dad Anil Kapoor and veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra accepted prize for his son Aditya Chopra.
Aditya Chopra’s ‘Chak De! India’ was named the best film in overall entertainment for 2007, while actor-producer Anil Kapoor was given the special jury award for his film Gandhi, My Father.
Others in the award list include Prasoon Joshi for the best lyricist award for the song ‘Maa’ from ‘Taare Zameen Par’ and Shankar Mahadevan who won the prize for the best male playback singer for the same song. Shreya Ghoshal received the best female playback singer award for ‘Yeh Ishq Hai’ from ‘Jab We Met’. She also performed on this number at the ceremony.
Check out Sonam Kapoor with all smiles as she accepts the award on behalf of father Anil Kapoor.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra were engaged at a quiet ceremony which was held at Raj Kundra’s 7th floor apartment in Juhu, Mumbai. Shilpa Shetty left for the engagement ceremony with her mom and dad and the lovers exchanged their rings at a very private, low key and personal function.
After engagement, Shilpa did made a point to come out and flaunt her engagement ring to the media. The couple looked quite happy and excited.
All our best wishes to the beautiful and gorgeous Shilpa Shetty and hope she has a happy marriage and family with Raj Kundra, a self made entrepreneur and millionaire and ranked at 198 in the list of the richest Asians in Britain.
A new trend has been set by Farah Khan’s chat show ‘Tere Mere Beach Main’, where stars auction their personal items for charity.
Superstar Salman Khan donated his famous yellow towel from ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ autographed by him. He also jived to the popular track of ‘Jeene ke hain chaar din’ with this towel on the show. The towel has been bought by a fan for a whopping 1 lakh. All the proceeds of the celebrity memorabilia auctions will benefit the NGO SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action).
Again, the Kolkata-based Riddhi Nair, a 33 year old housewife, decided to bid for Olympic gold-medalist Vijender Singh’s boxing gloves auctioned on the show because she was moved by the way his mother brought him up. She spent Rs.17,800 for the item and says she will treasure it like “heirloom” forever.
“I happened to see the repeat telecast of ‘Tere Mere Beach Mein’ where Vijender’s mother spoke about how she never bought a new sari for herself for a long time so that she doesn’t have to compromise on her son’s training. It left me very emotional.
“I was touched to see his rising – from a remote village to being a world champion. It’s very thought provoking. It is the perfect example for my daughter that she must always do something big in life,” said Nair.
Nitin Jain, a 39-year-old investor, bid for Priyanka Chopra’s autographed Gavin Maguel designer dress auctioned on Farah’s show and paid Rs.50,000 it.
“Recently, there were several items that were auctioned on ‘Tere Mere Beach Mein’ – the chat show on STAR Plus. We had bid for many of them and were, in fact, the second highest bidders for Bipasha Basu’s shoes. But my daughter is a Priyanka Chopra fan – so she also wanted it,” said Jain, who is based in New Delhi.
Other items sold through the show include Shahid Kapoor’s cap for Rs.28,500, Kareena Kapoor’s blue dress for Rs.22,300, Yusuf Khan’s cricket bat for Rs.60,750, at all.
At a time when even established actresses are resorting to skin show to grab big deals and projects, Asin, the new comer from South, is very particular about the fact that she will never go for roles which demand vulgarity and exposing.
“I would never do something that is baseless, vulgar and indecent… something I am not comfortable doing and therefore can’t do justice with,” Asin said.
She also added that her criteria for selecting films include script, role, director, producer and then co-artist. “Language or financial issues never determine what film I want to do,” she said.
Just one film old, this pretty and talented actress from South selects her roles very carefully. At present, she is awaiting the release of ‘London Dreams’ opposite Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan where she plays a rock star. She is busy these days with a line of endorsements and a Disney film titled 19th Step.
They had been courting each other for nearly two years now and they never tried to hide their finally. Finally, they have decided to get into the commitment mode and Shilpa Shetty is getting engaged to Raj Kundra today with a “very private affair” to be attended by “immediate family members” of both Shilpa and Raj.
Raj had proposed Shilpa this Diwali by gifting her a ring. Shilpa consulted her parents and in a hush-hush everything was finalized. For her engagement ceremony Shilpa will be wearing a pink chiffon sari and a dull gold-colored blouse designed by Manish Malhotra, and jewellery designed by a store in Bandra.
It is unfortunate that Shilpa’s younger sister Shamita Shetty will not be able to attend the ceremony as she is locked up in the Big Boss’ house at present. The wedding will take place sometime in December after Shamita comes out of the house.
There is no denying that fact that Kareena Kapoor is at present the hottest star to bank upon in Bollywood. So, when the Italian watch brand ‘Chronotech’ came in to launch their brand in India, Bebo was the obvious choice as their brand ambassador and what made the promotion a novelty is the fact that Kareena has donned upon two very different looks for the ad.
In the first look, she is a cat woman quite similar to that of Lara Croft with a black jumpsuit, tightly coiled hair and whipcord body. In the other look, Kareena is a mermaid in a blue attire. Doubtlessly, Kareena looks ravishing in both the looks.
Salman Khan is obviously elated with the success of his latest release ‘Wanted’ and he has still more reasons to smile. The producer Boney Kapoor is so excited after the success of the film that he has decided to make its sequel aptly titled ‘Most Wanted’.
Boney wanted to re-create the magic with the same star cast, but director Prabhu Deva suggested that they change the female lead and rope in the south siren Nayanthara instead of Ayesha Takia.
Interestingly, Prabhu Deva’s affair with the actress is painting the gossip columns red down south. In fact, just a few weeks back, Prabhu’s wife had come out all guns blazing at Nayan in an interview to a local daily there warning Nayanthara to keep away from her husband.
So, this suggestion from the director suggests a tint of truth in the rumors. Whatever may be the case, we would definitely like to see our Sallu Bhai romancing the sexy siren from the south.