Bold and beautiful Nargis Fakhri made her debut in Bollywood with megahit ‘Rockstar’, but though the film and Ranbir Kapoor got rave reviews, the critics could not help lashing out Nargis for her poor acting skills. This is exactly the reason why Nargis, inspite of a pretty face, hot body and a superhit debut film has failed to bag in a second project in Bollywood.
Nevertheless, the starlet has a host of endorsements in her kitty. She has already been signed as the ambassador of seven brands including HCL Infosystems, Van Heusen, PVR BluO, etc, and has others in line waiting for her approval to their offer.
With no films in her kitty, Nargis is keeping herself busy with being clicked at various events. Recently, she joined Juhi Chawla in the Beach Cleanliness Drive in Mumbai. The starlet was spotted at the Juhu Beach cleaning the area, after the Ganpati Visarjan as a part of DNA’s Juhu beach cleanup initiative.
Check out Nargis at her cleanliness drive………
This was the grandest welcome Bollywood could have offered to any heroine on her comeback. The entire Bollywood fraternity turned up for Sridevi’s ‘English Vinglish’ premiere and she was basking in praises as the attendees ended up applauding after the screening of the film.
The premiere was attended by Madhuri Dixit, Bipasha Basu, Vidya Balan, Amitabh Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha, Shilpa Shetty, Zarine Khan, Ayesha Takia, Yash Chopra, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, and many others from the TV and film industry.
Sridevi, who attended the premiere with hubby Boney Kapoor and family, R Balki and director Gauri Shinde, Sridevi interacted with the media and said: “I am not at all nervous; I am more than just exited! I feel like I am on top of the world! This is a special day for me, my husband and my children! And I would like to thank all those who have come here, and I really hope they like the film!”
Her 15-year-old daughter Jhanvi said: “I am so proud she is the coolest mom.”
Well! We could not agree more!!
GIMA Awards 2012 held at the YRF Studios, yesterday in Mumbai, was all glamour and glitter with Bollywood biggies making their presence felt at the event. The celebrities who were spotted at the award ceremony were SRK, Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Vivek Oberoi, Ayushmann Khurrana and Nargis Fakhri.
Shahrukh Khan wrote on Twitter: “Still at work…got a gima award for chamak challo…a compliment for challa…and a hug from mika singh..punjab da day type today.”
This was the third edition of the Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) Awards and was hosted by Saif Ali Khan and Parineeti Chopra. The show witnessed some power packed performances by Parineeti Chopra, Ajay Devgan, Sonakshi Sinha and Mika Singh. several singers and musicians like A R Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Mika Singh, Anup Jalota, Bappi Lahiri, Hard Kaur, and Himesh Reshammiya graced the event.
The jury from film music included Jatin Pandit, Javed Akhtar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kunal Kohli, Prasoon Joshi, Rajiv Kenkre, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ramesh Sippy, Resul Pookutty, Shaan, Udit Narayan & Vijay Lazarus. Along with them, the non-film music jury consisted of Anup Jalota, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Ehsaan Noorani, Hariharan, Ila Arun, Leslie Lewis, Loy Mendonsa, Pankaj Udhas, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Raju Singh, Ram Sampath, Roop Kumar Rathod, Salim Merchant, Shankar Mahadevan, Shantanu Moitra, Shashi Vyas, Suresh Wadkar, Swanand Kirkire, Taufiq Qureshi & Ustad Rashid Khan.
Along with an insight to the awards, various musicians paid a tribute to the musical veterans who passed away recently – namely, Jagjit Singh, Bhupen Hazarika & Mehdi Hassan.
The who’s who of Bollywood turned up to wish Ranbir Kapoor, as he turned 30 this Thursday. Ranbir Kapoor’s ex-flames Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif were in no mood to miss the bash. While Deepika looked hot in wearing her distressed denims and tank with a Zara checked shirt, Katrina looked sweet and sexy in a short pink dress. Also present was Anushka Sharma in a well fitted orange dress. RAnbir has often been linked to Anushka as well.
Others who were there to wish the birthday boy included rival Arjun Kapoor and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and wife. Actress Kalki Koechlin came along with Imtiaz Ali, while Karan Johar also made a late entry. Other guests who were spotted at the bash include ‘Barfi!’ director Anurag Basu, Aditya Roy Kapoor,Sidharth Roy Kapoor and music composer Pritam.
Not present at the party were two other rumoured ex-girlfriends – Ranbir’s Rockstar heroine Nargis Fakhri and Kingfisher model Angela Jonsson.
Finally, the list of contestants who will take part in the controversial show ‘Big Boss 6’ is out. The show will be hosted once again by Salman Khan who has played his role perfectly in the earlier seasons and is a popular and apt choice for the same.
The makers of the show have made it sure that the show runs high on the glamour quotient with the participants including the likes of model-turned-actress Sayali Bhagat (who was Miss India World 2004 and last seen with Shiney Ahuja in ‘Ghost’). Another hot celebrity to join the housemates will be match-fixing accused starlet Nupur Mehta who has been all over the gossip columns for her on-off affair with Mohammad Asif. Reportedly, TV actress Aashka Goradia, who was last seen as Kalavati tai in ‘Laagi Tujhse Lagan’ and novelist Shobhaa De will also be a part of ‘Bigg Boss 6′ that will begin from October 7.
Other names to take part in this reality show include controversial spiritual guru Swami Nithyananda, Aamir Khan’s brother Faisal Khan, cricketer turned TV personality Navjot Singh Sidhu and anchor-cum-actor Jay Bhanushali.
To keep the heat soaring, reality TV star and popular international celebrity, Kim Kardashian, will also be a guest at the house.
This Monday, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan received the honours of being the new international Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, the joint UN programme on AIDS and HIV. UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibe made this announcement at the UN headquarters here by on the sidelines of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly. Aishwarya is already associated with UN in various ways. Last week, she had joined UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and renowned Hollywood actor Michael Douglas at a ceremony here to commemorate the International Day of Peace.
She had also addressed a large group of students from varied backgrounds during a panel discussion on ‘Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.’
With this new role, Ash takes on the responsibility to increase awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children and advocate for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.
“I am honoured to accept this appointment. Spreading awareness on health issues specially related to women and children has always been a priority for me and now as a new mother I can personally relate to this — the joys and concerns of every mother and the hopes that we have for our children,” she said.
“I strongly believe that every baby should be born free from HIV. And I wish that every woman living with HIV stays healthy and has access to treatment. I promise that with UNAIDS, I will do my utmost to make this happen,” she added.
With Chandigarh leg of eighth edition of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, 2012, the two day soiree on Saturday and Sunday at Hotel Mountview showcased a perfect blend of fashion, style, glamour, poise and of course, Bollywood. The designers showcasing their creations on Saturday included Nida Mahmood, Raghavendra Rathore, Pankaj & Nidhi, and Neeta Lulla, while on Sunday Mandira Wirk and Wendell Rodricks displayed their talents.
Sophie Choudhry walked for Mandira Wirk and Soha Ali Khan for Pankaj & Nidhi, while Huma Qureshi and Evelyn Sharma walked for Raghavendra Rathore and Wendell Rodricks, respectively.
Day 2 of the Tour was nowhere less in comparison and style. Shimmering flashes of gold set runways ablaze as Chitrangada Singh walked the runway for Pankaj and Nidhi. Actress Yami Gautam left the audience mesmerized as she show stopped for Fashion Designer Mandira Wirk.
The Hindustan Times Brunch Dialogues event at Taj Lands End in Mumbai was all glamour and glitter as the whos who of Bollywood attended the event. Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore joined the panel discussion on The Changing Face of the Indian Heroine at the event on Friday night.
Further to that, filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Raj Kumar Gupta entered in discussion about a filmmaker’s role in portraying the female lead. Others spotted at the event were Maria Goretti, Meiyang Chang, Poorna Jagannathan, Prateik Babbar, Anu Malik, and Raageshwari.
Throughout the event, Kareena Kapoor referred to Sharmila Tagore as “my mother-in-law”. When she first made this address, the panel’s moderator, Vir Sanghvi, adviser, HT Media, asked her if she really said that. At this, Kareena blushed and said proudly: “Of course!” Sharmila looked no less proud. “Saif is very lucky to be getting married to Kareena,” she said.
Shilpa Shetty’s fans, who are eagerly awaiting the return of this leggy lass on the silver screen will have to wait for quite some time as the actress is busy these days with her three month old son, Viaan.
At an event to promote skin care line Olay, Shilpa said that she was enjoying her role as a mother and had no intentions of returning to the films so soon. “Right now, I am a full-time mother and completely enjoying it. I have no time for films. I am on a sabbatical for I don’t know how long. Motherhood is such an amazing experience that everything else takes a back seat,” said Shilpa.
Shilpa, who made her first public appearance post her delivery was attired in a loose white and black kurta which hid her post pregnancy flab, but the actress made it clear that losing weight was not on her priority list now.
“There are surely lot of insecurities about your weight, skin and the way you look post-pregnancy. But all this becomes a lot easy when you have good and right advice.
There are pressures on every woman but being a celebrity when we are scrutinised every time for everything, the pressure surely increases. But I haven’t started losing weight because it is not on my priority list right now. It is my baby and all that is important for him that tops the list,” she said.
Finally, Priyanka Chopra launched her much awaited debut international music single In MY City, at Hotel JW Marriott in Mumbai. Priyanka Chopra interacted with the media and revealed that her parents got really emotional after hearing this song and that it was her father’s dream to see her as a singer.
No sooner had she launched her single, the song started trending instantly on twitter as people were hearing it live from the event. The social networking sites have been abuzz with praises for PC’s singing talents.
Salman Khan said on twitter – Omg! Just heard Priyanka Chopra’s English track 3 times bak to bak, called in my city. Its fab, outstanding! SALAAM miss chopra.
“Priyanka is going to make India very very proud. I have heard the song and absolutely love it,” said Ranbir, her ‘Barfi’ co-star, adding that he knows and remembers the lyrics too.
Priyanka launched her maiden song on Thursday, but she was “feeling the jitters”. She said that her voice is “completely lost” due to back-to-back interviews for her forthcoming film Barfi. “But all said and done, I feel like my first film has just released,” she said. “Forget singing professionally, I never felt that I could even sing well,” she added.
Tarun Tahiliani, the Czar of Couture, dazzled the audience on the opening day of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2012.
The U shaped 70 ft ramp was decorated with foliage, creepers and greenery swirling down from the ceiling and around the stage. Blue fairy lights twinkled as the models showcased Tarun Tahiliani’s bridal collection. The show opened with bare foot models in a glittering vision of tulle and silk for the most stunning lehengas and paneled long cholis.
Chitrangada was the showstopper for designer who looked gorgeous in a sensational ivory net lehenga, choli and dupatta creation splashed lavishly with crystals and sequins.
The official Facebook page of Aamby Valley India Bridal Week wrote: “The wait is almost over… The 24 Hours countdown starts for the Opening Show of Tarun Tahiliani @ 9 p.m.”
Tarun Tahiliani also wrote on Facebook: “Stay tuned: India Bridal Fashion Week tonight – opening show – Tarun Tahiliani.”
Actress Esha Gupta is still a new comer in Bollywood with only one release uptil now in ‘Jannat 2’. She is busy these days with the promotions of ‘Raaz 3’ and has next Prakash Jha’s ‘Chakravyuh’ in her kitty.
Recently, the starlet was spotted on the sets of ‘Laugh India Laugh’ for the promotions of ‘Raaz 3’. Here she confessed to be a huge fan of comedy films.
“I like comedies. My favourite film till date is `Andaz Apna Apna` and I remember each dialogue of the film,” the 27-year-old said on the sets of comedy show “Laugh India Laugh”.
Meanwhile, ‘Raaz 3’ will not be released in UAE as the Censor Board of the group of seven emirates has banned the film from being released there because of some sexually explicit scenes and the portrayal of the spiritual world.
Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star, producer and distributors of the film confirms the news and states, “The board has an issue with the film over its adult content. But we are in talks with them right now.”