As Sanjay Leela Bhansali awaits the fate of his ambitious project ‘Rowdy Rathore’ with Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, the filmmaker has already chalked out the plans for his next which would be an out and out romantic flick based on the lines of superhit ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. Interestingly, Sanjay has zeroed in on the fresh new pair of Kareena Kapoor and Ranveer Singh for the lead. Sanjay has not only confirmed the news but has even expressed his excitement to work with Kareena Kapoor, which he was planning for the last 13 years since he first saw her work in ‘Refugee’. The movie is going to be high on music with as many as ten songs.
It may be mentioned here that the gossip columns had been earlier betting on the rumors that Bhansali’s film is titled’ Ram Leela’, but Bhansali has rubbished these rumors and says that his film is still untitled.
Actress Vidya Balan looked ravishing in a red saree as she joined lavani dancers on stage to perform her latest item number Mala Jau De from ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ live for the audience, on May 25. On public demand, she was asked to repeat the performance.
From a simple girl-next-door in ‘Parineeta’, to the challenging multi-faceted role in ‘Ishqiya’, from re-living the role of South sex siren Silk Smitha in ‘The Dirty Picture’, to the die-hard Vidya Bagchi in ‘Kahaani’, Vidya Balan has done it all.
Next, Vidya tries her hand at shaking it for a lavani item number in forthcoming film ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’, but the actress says the act didn’t come easy as she isn’t really a dancer.
“I think I enjoyed this dance a lot. I have enjoyed all the roles I have played, but I didn’t think I would enjoy dancing so much because I am not really a dancer, I have to put in a lot of effort,” said Vidya adding, “But we worked hard, and when I reached the set we went mad dancing.”
Vidya undertook three weeks training with a troupe from Kolhapur before giving the final Lavani shot. When asked who her inspiration was for lavani songs, Vidya said: “Madhuri Dixit of course. I really liked Madhuri’s song in ‘Sailaab’ and ‘Sangeet’. I also admire Smita Patil in ‘Bhoomika’.”
Emraan Hashmi and Neha Dhupia are working together in Percept Pictures’ thriller ‘Rush’. The two stars were in Goa for the shoot of the same and while shooting a song sequence for the film, they got stuck in the mirror maze for about forty minutes.
The unit had constructed a massive oval mirror maze for the song sequence and initially, shooting for the song was fun. However, things took a confusing turn when after some point the actors couldn’t differentiate the real person from his/her reflection and ended up getting lost inside the maze. Neha and Emraan were later seen sharing a laugh after this amusing situation finally came to end.
The film was previously titled RAFTAAR 24*7 and was directed by the late Shamin Desai. Now, the film is revived by Percept Picture Company and directed by Priyanka Desai. Slated for the release in the second half of 2012, ‘Rush’ sees Hashmi playing the charismatic and controversial journalist Sam who plunges into a vortex of violence in a deadly engineered game of cat and mouse.
It was a memorable day for students of Struts Dance Academy at Bandra on May 25 when gorgeous actress Kareena Kapoor joined in to shake a leg with them. The actress was there to promote the academy and she impressed everyone with her style, beauty and of course, her moves.
Kareena looked drop dead gorgeous in a long sleeve cobalt blue blouse paired with denims which complimented her perfect figure. She kept her look simple but made a statement with her blood red nails.
Check out Kareena Kapoor as she promotes Struts Dance Academy…..
What a bash it was!! As Karan Johar turned 40 this year, the entire Bollywood clan turned up at the Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai on Friday night to celebrate his birthday. Most of the celebs came attired in black and white as the theme for the night itself was black and white, revealed designer Manish Malhotra, who took charge of preparing the venue, styling the waiters’ uniform as well as styling many of the guest celebrities.
Karan charmed everyone with his jet black suit and white shirt teamed with a shimmery bow and a white rose in his left pocket. From couples including SRK-Gauri Khan, Hrithik Roshan-Suzann Khan, Sanjay-Maanyata Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza, Anil-Tina Ambani, Goldie Behl-Sonali Bendre, Vidhu Vinod Chopra-Anupama Chopra to single ladies like Kareena Kapoor, Malaika and Amrita Arora, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukherjee and so on and so forth, there was hardly any face from Bollywood missing at the party.
SRK was attired in a black suit with a shimmery bow while Gauri wore a dark saffron gown. Aamir Khan opted for a Chinese-collared suit while Kiran Rao wore a pistachio-coloured outfit. Kareena came in a floral short dress while Rani Mukherjee came in a steel grey coloured dress.
Rohit Shetty was dressed casually and was overheard saying, “I am not comfortable in suits.” Aftab Shivdasani who came in a tee said, “I didn’t know the dress code. The invite went to my mother’s house.”
Shah Rukh Khan hit the dance floor with Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Preity Zinta and Karisma Kapoor.
When it comes to style and fashion, Bollywood’s fashion diva, Sonam Kapoor never fails to impress and so it was this year at Cannes Film Festival when Sonam made an appearance at the Chopard and L’Oreal party attired in a black and white polka dotted one shoulder Naeem Khan gown which was showcased at the Fall 2012 collection by the designer.
The gown had a bow on the right side and Sonam teamed it with ruby Chopard earrings and ruby coloured velvet clutch. Sonam Kapoor is going to walk the Cannes Film Festival 2012 Red Carpet on May 27th.
Sonam also posed for the shutterbugs outside Hotel Martinez in Cannes wearing a full-sleeved white dress which she teamed up with dangling earrings, a stylish thin belt and a plain classy purse.
The new parents Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty were beaming with joy as they posed for the cameras when they came out with their three-day old baby boy from Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai on Friday to take him home. However, the media could not manage to capture the image of the new born who was cosily wrapped in a soft white sheet lying cradled in Raj’s hands. Shilpa looked as charming as ever with an added glow of motherhood as she waved at the photographers attired in a buttoned-down blue and black coloured tunic with leggings and with a bag slung over her shoulders. Raj wore a blue shirt with denims.
The baby is yet to get its name as Shilpa’s mother, Sunanda Shetty, who has in-depth knowledge of astrology will choose the first alphabet of the baby’s name. Thereafter, both Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra will decide the name.
The first look poster of Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Cocktail’ is out and the trailer doing rounds on the net is surely an impressive cocktail of Deepika Padukone’s glamour and Saif Ali Khan’s casanova act. The video has crossed 1 million views on Youtube.
The movie made under the direction of Homi Adajania is a story of three friends. Saif plays Gautam, who is a flirt, and Deepika plays the party loving Veronica. The third character in the film is the model-turned-actress Diana Penty who plays the role of Meera. The film also stars Randeep Hooda and Boman Irani in a special appearance. The film’s music is scored by Pritam & Yo Yo Honey Singh and is produced by Saif Ali Khan’s production house, Illuminati Films.
The film is also creating buzz as Deepika Padukone makes a full-fledged bikini debut in the film. “When you are shooting on a beach, you have to look sexy. However, the highlight of the film is not the bikini here. I remember people making a big deal about Priyanka (Chopra) wearing a swimsuit in Dostana,” said Deepika about her bikini scene in the film.
Well! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s wardrobe at Cannes 2012 and her post pregnancy flab had become an issue of national concern and debate for some past few days now. Gossip columns had come out with the news that Aishwarya would go all traditional with saris and anarkali suits at Cannes this year. But the actress came up with a rather pleasant surprise as she made her first appearance at Cannes in an elegant Angelo Katsapis maxidress teamed with a thin black long-sleeved cardigan with her hair left down. Her second appearance at the festival was in the promised Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla sari. She was covered upto every inch as she attended the star-studded amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in a cream chikankari sari and an elaborately embroidered jacket in place of a choli.
No sooner did the photos of Aishwarya at Cannes hit the internet, than praises started pouring in for the stunning lady. Here are some of the posts from her fans:
Danielle wrote, “Without a doubt that is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, at BOTH weights. Twigs like Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham don’t hold a candle to her.”
For Krutika Desai, size doesn’t matter much. She wrote, “Just because she is in the public eye does not mean that she has to be a particular size. It is her life and if she is happy and content then there is no need for the negative comments. I think she still looks as stunning as ever! Post-baby glow still there!”
Sonakshi Sinha’s item number ‘Chammak Challo Chail Chabeeli’ from Rowdy Rathore bears similarity to Kareena Kapoor’s ‘Chammak Challo’ from ‘Ra.One’ not only in words but also in the fact that the two heroines bear strikingly similar look in a red saree for the song. However, Sonakshi insists that no comparisons should be drawn between the two songs as they are quite different from each other.
“I am not just Chammak Challo, I am also Chail Chabeeli. I would like to say when we had shot for this song, ‘Ra. One’ had not released and we had not seen that ‘Chammak Challo’ in a red saree. It’s just a co-incidence,” says Sonakshi.
“Both the songs are different, it was westernised but our song is full of Indian melody. So you should not compare the two,” she added.
Sometimes being too pricey could cost you much in the industry. Our beautiful and highly successful Katrina Kaif lost a prestigious two-wheeler endorsement deal to Anushka Sharma owing to her whopping high price of around 6 crore for an annual contract.
This particular two-wheeler company was keen on signing Katrina KAif for their ad campaign owing to her popularity, but when they learnt about her fee, they started looking for other options and considered signing Anushka Sharma in her place.
Next when they learnt that Anushka, too, charges a pretty high fee of about 4 crores for an ad campaign, they decided that it would be a better option to pay some 2 crores extra and rope in Katrina Kaif only as her popularity would have a greater impact on the viewer’s minds.
When Anushka came to know this, she immediately slashed her fee down to 3 crores, when the company executives learnt that that Anushka was not only willing to sign the deal for Rs 3 crore, but also give a couple of days more than Katrina for the shoot, they decided to go ahead with her.
Anushka has already signed the contract and will start the shoot for the campaign shortly. The agency will create the campaign keeping her bubbly and effervescent image in mind.
Chitrangada Singh has been the face of Aliva, the popular snacks brand for three long years now and as the company launches its new range, they have roped in Vidya Balan as the brand ambassador for their new campaign. Six new baked variants have been launched by Pepsico India under Aliva and the company feels that Vidya is an apt choice for their new range.
“An accomplished actress, a woman of substance and an affable personality, Vidya is a great match to highlight the brand’s positioning…we are confident that it will be mutually rewarding,” said Vidur Vyas, marketing director of Foods, PepsiCo India.
Vidya, on the other hand, too, is all praises for the new range and says, “I have always enjoyed eating Aliva. I am thrilled about the new range…the range is tasty and offers great variety of flavours and ingredient options. I am sure consumers will enjoy it as much as I do.”
Vidya Balan is already the brand ambassador for Airtel, Toshiba and GoodKnight Naturals and her new commercial for Aliva will be unveiled shortly.