Actor-turned-director Parmeet Sethi has put in, not one but three intimate lip-locks between the lead pair, Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharma for his forthcoming YRF film and according to sources, the kisses are not the brush-of-the-lips type. They are full-on smooches.”
However, initially Anushka was not comfortable with the idea. Parmeet had to do a lot of cajoling. He explained to her in detail how the scene would be shot and how it was important to the story. Once the camera was rolling, Anushka left her inhibitions behind and delivered a smashing scene.
But things took an ugly turn when someone from the set captured the smooching scene between Shahid and Anushka on their phone. When Anushka found out she was quite furious. She immediately asked for the cell phones of everyone present on the sets to be checked and the clip to be deleted.
The shooting of the film has been completed and the film is in the editing stages. It is for us to wait and watch if the three smooches go unedited in the final print.
IPL Season 3 will be held in India during the months of March, April and May. Though there is a lot of hullaboo over banning Pakistani players from playing IPL, Shilpa Shetty and Preity Zinta, the respective owners of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab have successfully gone through the auctions in Mumabi.
Later, they also attended the press conference in Mumbai. IPL commissioner took the seat between Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty. During the event, Shilpa greets business tycoon and owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Vijay Mallya. Present on the occasion were also Tina Ambani for Mumbai Indians. Check out the pics from the event.
These days the promotion of the film is as important as the making of the film itself and where Aamir Khan and SRK have been trying out innovative means to promote their flicks, Salman Bhai is not lagging behind. As such, this Sunday, Salman Khan was spotted riding a horse at the Hello Million Race, racing against top jockeys at the Mahalakshmi race course in Mumbai as part of his promotion for the much ambitious project, ‘Veer’. Salman’s leading lady in Veer, Zarine Khan along with sisters Arpita and Alvira and brother Arbaaz, was spotted cheering for Salman Khan throughout the race.
Clad in a black t-shirt, blue jeans and donning a yellow helmet, the 44-year-old raced with six jockeys at the Mahalakshmi race course Sunday, winning the event and being awarded a trophy. “I was a bit nervous (before the race). If I’d have lost, people would have thought Salman lost the race and if I’d have won then they would have said that he had to win because he is a star,” Salman told the reporters after the race.
“But I’d like to clarify that it was not a set-up and was a genuine race. I gave my best along with the jockeys and so did they,” he added.
When Louis Vuitton came to Mumbai to unveil its latest store at top hotel in Mumbai, top Bollywood stars poured in to attend the store launch and they all were spotted wearing obviously some great LV dresses.
Freida Pinto, who was greeted warmly by Yves Carcelle, the brand’s chairman and CEO, was seen pretty in a knee length salmon dress from LV’s special customized archive collection. Kangana Ranaut and Genelia D’souza were seen sporting a fringe. Black was the choice not only for sexy Malaika Arora Khan’s short dress but also for for Lara Dutta, Dia Mirza, Preity Zinta, Deepika Padukone, Mehr Rampal and Neelam Kothari. Also present were sisters Shilpa and Shamita Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Dino Morea, Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal, Sanjay Kapoor, Diandra Soares, Nina Manuel, Nethra Raghuraman, Carol Gracias, Binal Trivedi and Bhavna Sharma.
Anil Kapoor has made his debut on the American television through the 8th season of the Emmy awards winning TV series 24 which premiered this Sunday on 17th January. In This action-packed drama, Anil plays the leader of a middle-eastern country depicting a 24-hour period in the life of a government agent fighting fictitious terrorist threats to the US. Anil will be seen as an Indian counter-terrorist cop who works with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), an agent for the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit.
Explaining the reason for playing the middle-eastern character, Anil says, “I am very clear that I won’t play Indian characters in international projects unless they’re really special. I’ve told my agent to seek out parts that are not culture-specific, but have character.”
In a recent interview to Fox News, Anil said, “It’s the first time that I’m doing television. I’ve been doing feature films for around 30 years. Not only was I excited that I was doing 24, but I was also anxious and nervous that I was doing something for the first time in my life.”
“People told me, `No matter what happens, you have to be on 24! My son, my daughter, my friends. 24 is very popular in India. Five or six years back, I was introduced to it by my colleagues who would watch it in their trailers,” added Kapoor.
24, that went on air in 2001, is the second-longest running espionage series, after the Mission: Impossible series.
2010 has not been a great start for the European actress Saidah Jules who made her bollywood debut with ‘Pyaar Impossible’ sharing a few comic scenes with Uday Chopra. First, her debut movie bombed at the box-office and now she has suffered an accident. She has broken her big toe and the doctor has put her foot in a cast.” This mishap has put a full stop to her career moves for the next 2 weeks.
“I was supposed to start shooting for another film and a reality show, but alas I had to cancel my dates. Hope the concerned people wait for me to get back on my feet,” says Saidah.
Reflecting philosophically over the failure of her debut project, Saidah says, “I view it from a different angle. Getting a break in YRF film is no small feat. I also got associated with big names like Priyanka Chopra what more can I ask for?”
Saidah will next be seen in Sunny Deol and Irfan Khan starrer ‘Right Ya Wrong’ where she has a meatier role. Saidah is also taking Hindi lessons as she is taking her career in Bollywood quite seriously. “I can understand about 70% of the language. And most of my dialogues in Right Ya Wrong are in Hindi and I managed it well,” she says.
Hosted by Vivek Oberoi and very pretty Diya Mirza, the Max Stardust Awards show 2010 took place amidst much glamour and glitter witnessing the presence of who’s who of Bollywood. Adding to the attraction were dazzling performances from the likes of Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan among others. The list of the winners in various categories are:
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Male
Ranbir Kapoor – Wake Up Sid & Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Breakthrough Performance – Male
Abhimanyu Singh – Gulaal
Breakthrough Performance – Female
Shahana Goswami – Firaaq
Hottest Film Of The Year
Love Aaj Kal
Hottest New Director
Ayaan Mukherjee – Wake Up Sid
Exciting New Face
Jacqueline Fernandez – Aladin
Preity Zinta – Videsh
Ranjit Kapoor – Chintuji
READERS CHOICE AWARDS
Imtiaz Ali – Love Aaj Kal
Best Film Of The Year – Comedy
All The Best
Best Film Of The Year – Action / Thriller
Best Film Of The Year – Drama
Star Of The Year – Male
Amitabh Bachchan – Paa
Star Of The Year – Female
Kareena Kapoor – Kurbaan & 3 Idiots
Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Abhishek Bachchan – Paa
Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Kirron Kher – Kurbaan
Best Actor In A Comedy Role
Ajay Devgn – All The Best
Best Actor – Popular
Akshay Kumar – Blue
Best Actress – Popular
Katrina Kaif – New York, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Check out the exclusive pics from the event at Bollywood-stars.net.
Zarine Khan had been kept under wraps throughout the making of ‘Veer’, but with the film about to release, more and more is coming of Zarine. It has been known that Zarine was put on a chocolate diet for months to give her a fuller look for the role of Princess Yashodhara in the movie where Salman Khan plays the warrior Prince Veer. Zarine piled on eight kilos in just three months.
When asked, Zarine says that acting was not something which she was very keen on. She says, “I always aspired to be a doctor but financial constraints didn’t let me pursue my dreams. Fate had something else in store for me and I ended up signing small modeling assignments. I didn’t even in my wildest dreams thought I would become an actor. “
She further adds, “However being an actress, I think now I can accomplish my other pursuit of becoming a doctor as well.”
Sonam Kapoor graced the event on 2nd January 2010 when Rio Tinto announced the winners for their month long contest among 24 retail outlets of Anant in Bangalore and 197 retail outlets across India in December 2009 across 13 regions. C. Krishnaih Chetty & Sons was declared the All India Winner with Davanam Jewellers, Commercial Street & Reliance Jewels declared the regional winners for this contest.
Mr. Rajiv Jain, Vice-Chairman, GJEPC, said, “We are overwhelmed with the support and the participation that we have got from our retailers. I congratulate C.K.C. for their exemplary efforts and their belief in GJEPC’s efforts to boost the industry in India.”
Lovely Sonam Kapoor, who is the brand ambassador for the brand, said, “I love diamonds, and I think it’s a thing of beauty that every girl would look forward to. I am here to promote the whole event.”
Talking about her fascination for the city of Bangalore, Zarine said, “I think it’s a lovely place. I love the weather, something that makes this place really different from the others. I love the food too; people are equally great. But, I am just too new to the city to comment a lot about it. I haven’t come here a lot of times. But I look forward to coming here more. I love this city.”
South siren Shriya Saran may not have made it big in Bollywood but the hottie is creating sensations by her sensuous photoshoots. She created stirs at the Chennai International Fashion Week in December when she walked the ramp in a sexy dress that revealed her ample cleavage.
Now, she features on two magazine covers this month. On is on the January edition of the south film magazine ‘South Scope’ where her curly tresses cascade down her nape to her bare back as Shriya holds onto the dress from sliding down. The punchline of the cover aptly says, “Sensuous Shriya bares her soul”.
She is also there on the covers of ‘Jade’ where she exudes a naughty and playful look and says, “Meet Shriya Saran: When success is sexy.”
Check out the two magazine covers with Shriya…..
Celina Jaitley’s love and support for gays is quite well-known by now. Now, the actress has taken yet another step in expressing her support for the lesbians. Now, she has decided to hold a pan-India transgender talent contest named V-care Indian Super Queen along with her transgender friend Laxmi Narayan Tripathi. Celina announced this contest recently at a press conference. The final round will take place in Delhi on February 21st and Celina has offered Rs 50,000 to the winner from her side.
Celina went so emotional at the press conference that she even said, “I wish I had taken part in this contest instead of Miss India.” Guys, don’t you think that Celina’s love for the
Indian Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) section is going just a bit too far??
There is no denying the fact that Malaika Arora Khan is one of the most desirable item girl of the tinsel town with the evergreen item numbers like Chaiyyan-Chaiyyan in Dil Se and Mahi Ve in Kaante, but we have had a chance to see her share screen space with her brother-in-law, Salman Khan.
For the first time, she will be seen together with Salman Khan in an item song composed by Lalit Pandit, for the Abhinav Kashyap-directed, Arbaaz Khan-produced ‘Dabangg’. The song, titled ‘Munni Badnaam Hui Darling Tere Liye’, has been choreographed by Farah Khan. It will be shot in a set resembling a rugged, sweaty Bihari bar, something like Beedi Jalaile in Omkara.
It has been a long time since we saw, Malaika spicing up the screens and we eagerly await this number, coz Malaika with Salman, is something which we don’t get to see in an ordinary course.