After her daredevil stunts in her last release ‘Tezz’, Sameera Reddy turns into a sizzling item girl for Prakash Jha’s political thriller ‘Chakravyuh’. The song titled ‘Kunda Khol’ has been composed by Sandesh Shandilya, sung by singer Sunidhi Chauhan, and the lyrics are by Ashish Sahu.
The song has been shot extensively in Bhopal at Rizwanbagh area of Koh-e-fiza of the old city. “The song is shot in the midst of a naxalite camp. And considering the realism in his films, Prakashji said the makeup has to be dusky to ensure the look of a local girl. I was surprised that he wanted the dusky look, because most of the time, we are expected to be on the fairer side. It’s voluptuousness and dusky skin that make us, Indian women, sexy. It’s a welcome change that this trend of wholesome women has come back and the audience seem to be loving it,” says Sameera.
“Unlike other songs, which have extras dressed up as locals, here they were actually locals. The atmosphere was so realistic that it helped me push myself. Nothing had prepared me for that amount of energy, it really tested my stamina,” she adds.
Prakash Jha is all praises for Sameera and feels that she was just the right choice for the song. “Sameera has that look and she’s such a good dancer. When I told Ganesh about her, he agreed immediately. And she’s done it fabulously. I’m very happy with the song, it’s fantastic,” he says.
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!!
The ‘Dhoom’ franchise have always presented their ladies in racy and super glamorous avatar. Be it Esha Deol in ‘Dhoom’ or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Bipasha Basu in ‘Dhoom 2’, these hit flicks left the cine goers asking for more with all of them looking super hot in their roles.
With ‘Dhoom 3’ in the making, the makers did not want to settle in for less. So, in came the Autralian import, Tabrett Bethell, who is a popular and well known Australian TV actress. She is best known for portraying the character Cara in the television series Legend of the Seeker. In her earlier days Bethell has worked as a fashion model since she was 16. Tabrett Bethell was also a cheerleader for the National Rugby League (NRL).
This hottie will be seen romancing Aamir Khan in ‘Dhoom 3’. The movie has Aamir play the villain with Katrina Kaif, too, displaying greyer shades in her character.
Welcoming Bethell, Uday Chopra tweeted:
“Please welcome the lovely @TabrettBethell who joins the cast of Dhoom 3 today.”
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.
Jiah Khan, who made a sensational debut in Bollywood with ‘Nishabd’, has been going through a lull phase of her career. However, recently, there was quite a buzz about the actress signing a three-film deal and been finalized for a lead in an erotic period drama, titled ‘Maharani’.
The sources claimed that the film is set in the 17th century and is based on secret diaries handed over to director Madhureeta Anand by the award winning author and historian, William Dalrymple. Reports also added that a veteran actress will be cast in a negative role in the film.
However, Jiah aka Nafisa Khan, rubbished the claims with her tweet which read:
“So apparently im in a film called maharani some erotic thriller..umm news to me! Don’t knw anything abt it lol! Where do they get this from?”
The first trailer of Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer YRF’s next ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ has been released and the trailer for sure displays a sizzling chemistry between the two. This is for the first time that King Khan and Katrina Kaif have been paired together and as far as the trailer shows, they rock as a Jodi.
The trailer has no dialogues. Instead, a soul touching poem plays in the background that has been recited by SRK himself. The trailer depicts the epitome of romance with passion, love, cosiness and warmth oozing in every glance and every move.
The film’s promo also shows Shahrukh Khan romancing Anushka Sharma as well. However, this stands nowhere close to the sizzling chemistry that SRK shares with Katrina Kaif.
This film marks the comeback of Yash Chopra in direction. His last film was ‘Veer Zaara’ which happened eight years back. Filmmaker Karan Johar says that it might be his last film.
“Yashji (Yash Chopra) is like my father. His birthday this year is very special because he is probably making his last film. All of our films are releasing this year but that film will be the most special experience of 2012,” said Karan adding, “This year is special not just for him but for the whole industry because Yashji`s last film is releasing this year.”
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.
In the recent times, Katrina KAif has proved her dancing mettle in item songs like ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ and ‘Chikni Chameli’. Even in her latest release, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, she mesmerized her fans with her prefect belly moves in ‘Mashallah’.
Once again, Katrina is ready to set another benchmark for her item numbers as she will perform acro style dancing in her forthcoming action thriller ‘Dhoom 3’. In this particular item number, her co-star Aamir Khan, too, will join her. Katrina is getting trained in this style in Mumbai while Aamir will get trained in Chicago.
Acro style dancing is made famous by the Las Vegas based Cirque du Soleil, which includes movement from ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance styles making smooth transitions from dance to acrobatics.
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.”
Rani Mukherjee recently unveiled the first trailer of her comeback flick ‘Aiyya; and must say she looked pretty at the event. At the launch, Rani Mukherjee interacted with the media and revealed: “When Anurag came to me, I told him I can’t do the kind of movies he makes; I don’t want to work in dark films. I told Anurag I want to do a happy film.”
Talking about her character in the movie, Rani said: “My character Meenakshi Deshmukh is very filmy. She is huge fan of Sridevi, Juhi Chawla and Madhuri Dixit. She dreams about them and goes in fantasy world all the time”
The event saw Rani draped in a Maharashtrian saree and director Sachin Kundalkar revealed his motive behind the Marathi backdrop for the movie. “I like Bollywood films but I am saturated with the Punjabi culture. I feel every regional sensibility has to be represented and in that respect Mani Ratnam is my idol. He brought in the South sensibilities and since I am a Maharashtrian, I am bringing in mine,” says Kundalkar.
The movie which will be screened at BFI has Rani Mukherji playing a Marathi girl who lives with her eccentric family next to a smelly rubbish dump, lost in her dream-like Bollywood fantasy world. She gets a job at an art college where she meets a soul-mate, a buck-toothed Lady GaGa lookalike, and together they go man-hunting. Then enters her dream man to whom Rani is drawn because he smells good. Meanwhile, her parents search a groom for her and as her dream hunk mysteriously disappears, our heroine is torn as to which path to choose?
Minissha Lamba made her entry into Bollywood with a coy girl-next-door image in films like ‘Yahan’ and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’. Then, she tried an image makeover with a bikini act in ‘Kidnap’ and later a hot photshoot in two piece for ‘Maxim’.
Since then, Minissha’s career has been going great guns. She also went de-glam for the 2010 film Well Done Abba. Then she came into news for being the grand marshal of India’s Independence Day parade in Los Angeles.
Once again, Minissha strikes a sultry pose for the cover of Maxim’s first ever Sex & Relationships issue. The actress is seen draped in just a length of slinky satin black fabric to keep her modest.
Check out Minissha as she launches Maxim’s special edition on Sex and relationship……
The industry is abuzz these days about Alia Bhatt, who will soon make her debut with Karan Johar’s Student of The Year. The girl looks ravishing on the September issue of Vogue and we must admit that this Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan’s little girl looks all grown up in her Gucci outfit.
Directed by Karan Johar, Student Of the Year is a romantic comedy also starring two newcomers – Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. It is releasing Oct 19. The movie has Alia Bhatt play a rich spoiled girl obsessed with big brands in but in real life, the Bhatt girl in not brand savvy.
“As far as brands are concerned, I don’t own a branded thing. I believe that I would only buy a branded item with my own money,” she said.
Revealing more about her character in the film, Alia said, “My character’s name is Shanaya Singhania. She comes from a very affluent and a rich background. She loves her clothes and bags, which are branded. She also comes from a dysfunctional family, she does feel lonely and is looking for that one person who can love her unconditionally. She is witty and intelligent.”
Bhatt has acted as a child artist in the film Sangharsh (1999), starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta. She played the younger Zinta in the film.
Check out Alia Bhatt’s HQ scans from Vogue…