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January 31, 2013

Salman all set for his next, ‘Mental’

Salman Khan’s next film has been titled ‘Mental’ and will go on floors anytime soon.

A source tells a daily, “Salman is all set to put his full concentration on Sohail Khan’s Mental and before getting started with it, he wanted to finalise his itinerary for 2013.”

Like we reported earlier, Salman Khan is a very busy man this 2013. After getting done with his brother Sohail Khan’s ‘Mental’, Salman will shift focus on Sajid Nadiadwala’s much-awaited film ‘Kick’, which might see Deepika Padukone playing the female lead. If all goes as planned, Sajid’s ‘Kick’ will roll out by August.

Also, we had reported yeaterday that besides ‘Mental’ and ‘Kick’, Salman Khan will also begin shooting for Prabhu Deva’s mass entertainer, which will go on floors by the year end.

Producer of Prabhu Deva’s untitled film, Ramesh Taurani confirmed the news. He was on top of the world when Salman Khan made available himself in October to start the film.

Currently, director Prabhu Deva is also very busy with Ramaiya Vastavaiya, which is set to hit theaters this June. Next in line is Ajay Devgn starer and finally, it will be Salman Khan’s film.

This will be Salman’s second film with Prabhu Deva, after 2009 ‘Wanted’.

Did Sonam And Punit Split ?

Bollywood is abuzz with rumors of Sonam Kapoor and Punit Malhotra’s split. Both met on the sets of ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ and love blossomed between the two in New Zealand in 2010. Sonam Kapoor is the one actress who never made her affairs public. But news of her split is public now. People says its Sonam Kapoor who has decided to part ways with famous designer Manish Malhotra’s nephew Punit Malhotra. I Hate Luv Storys was his directorial venture. But he aspires to be an actor.

The two attended Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapoor’s reception seperatly and didn’t talk to each other the whole night. A source revealed, “Tongues started wagging at producer Ronnie Screwvala’s bash for newly-weds Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapoor. Sonam who was present for the party avoided Punit like the plague. Both of them preferred to be in separate corners throughout the evening.”

There were often rumors about Sonam and Punit’s split but then they reappear catching up with a movie or attending some private functions and rumors died down a natural death. This time a source told media, “It was Sonam who decided to call it off. There had been constant buzz that the two had parted ways on and off. But this time it is for real and they have broken off.” It is being rumored that Sonam Kapoor’s busy schedule and other commitments too contributed to this split.

It is also being rumored that Sonam Kapoor’s parents Sunita and Anil Kapoor were not too happy with their daughter’s choice. They are happy with their daughter Sonam’s decision when she called off this relationship. The couple have never admitted to their relationship but they appear in functions together. They were going steady since 2010. It is better to call it quits when a relationship goes kaput and move on than keep hanging on to it and become miserable in the process.

Salman’s next project as producer a low budget films under Being Human banner

Salman Khan’s production company , Salman Khan Being Human Productions (SKBHP), is all set to produce low budget films that will almost always have a happy ending and a strong moral message as well.

SKBHP’s first outing at the box office was in 2011 with Chillar Party that won National Film Award for Best Children’s Film. And no there’s no sequel in the offing. Not yet anyway.

Salman told Hindustan Times, that the production house is working on their next film and is going through two to three scripts.

Salman Khan, who’s films often end up being a part of  the Rs 100 crore earning club and are often made on an extravagant scale, said that it was  imperative that the movies that his production house made were on small budgets.

“Technically, the money that goes into production isn’t the foundation’s money, since it goes from our pockets. Still, the idea is to make a good film with little money that brings in big business and helps our foundation grow,” said Salman.

The actor is vying for an audience that mainly consists of children as his target audience and reiterated that the banner aims to make ‘feel good’ films.

I should just talk about Rs.100 crore club: SRK

Upset by the controversy over his article on being a Muslim, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan says he has always stood for secularism, religious tolerance and a sense of humour but he now feels he should just talk about the Rs.100 crore club or his heroines.Referring to his first person article in Outlook Turning Point, published in association with The New York Times, he said it was secular and happy.

"It does not in any way construe anything. It is the most secular article and happy article. I wrote it for my kids and I said that they should read this," Shah Rukh told IANS in an interview Tuesday night after a day of controversy that saw India and Pakistan sparring.

While Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the Indian government should give Shah Rukh security, India's Information Minister Manish Tewari and Home Secretary R.K. Singh retorted that they were quite capable of looking after their own. Before that, Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed had said the star could move to Pakistan following his comments on being a Muslim.

Clearly disturbed by the turn of events following his article, Shah Rukh said: It has been a good and extremely blessed life but there are certain things which I have stood for and I want people to know that. I have stood for secularism, religious tolerance, sense of humour, sports and I want people to know."

"But when something like this happens, then I feel that maybe you are happy knowing about the Rs.100 crore club or my heroines, and that's what I will talk about."

First Look: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns

The first look of Tigmanshu Dhulia's next directorial venture Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns has been revealed.

After the success of Pan Singh Tomar, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Irrfan are teaming up once again.

The film stars Jimmy Shergill, Irrfan, Mahie Gill and Soha Ali Khan in the lead roles, and is scheduled to hit the screens on March 8, 2013.

lIn the film Jimmy marries Soha Ali Khan who becomes the choti bahu (younger daughter-in-law). Irrfan is her protector, who has a liaison with Mahie Gill. Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster and the sequel trace the palace intrigues of a royal family who are trying to survive and find their place in post independent India.

Irrfan's character in the film is of royal descent who has lost everything. He becomes a small town gangster, who holds a grudge against Jimmy's (Shergill) character and wants to reclaim his lost glory. The film is all about his revenge.

Ranbir & Deepika in Kashmir

Rumors about Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s growing coziness can be put to rest for a while now as Deepy has taken off to Kashmir with Ranbir Kapoor, to shoot for a song for Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Ranveer Singh on the other hand is all alone, shooting in Jodhpur.

Says a source, “Ayan has finished his entire shooting. Apart from a promotional song which he will shoot in April, only this song in Kashmir remained. It’s meant to be a part of a sequence where Deepika and Ranbir and their friends take a pleasure trip into the Himalayas. It is meant to be a fun outing, like those extended picnics in the 1960s’ films directed by Nasir Hussain.”

The song was supposed to be shot in the winter snow of Kashmir. So after the release of Race 2, Deepika took a week off and headed to Kashmir.

Says a source from Jodhpur, “While Deepika finishes her shooting with Ranbir in Kashmir, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is shooting solo scenes with Ranveer in Jodhpur. Deepika will fly straight from Kashmir to Rajasthan.”

Deepika and Ranbir will finish the last song of the film in the romantic state and then Ayan will be done with the filming of Yeh Jawani hai Deewani. From what we hear, the song is not a romantic number, but a part of the sequence where the duo and their friends take a trip to the Himalayas.

Sushant , Anita Lokhande will marry this year

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who is dating actress Ankita Lokhande, says he will tie the knot with her this year, and admits he loves the actress for her understanding nature.

He is busy promoting his debut Bollywood film Kai Po Che! these days, but Sushant says Ankita is making no bones about not spending enough time with her.

"Ankita wants my time and even I want to be with her, but I have this responsibility, and she understands that. I really appreciate that she is making the effort to understand. That's the reason I love her more with each passing day," Sushant told IANS.

Post the film's release on February 22, marriage will be on Sushant's mind.

"Marriage is certainly on cards. It will be very soon. I don't think there is any right time to get married so why not right now. Yes, I will get married to Ankita this year," he said.

The two featured together on the popular TV show Pavitra Rishta.

Preity Zinta turns 38

Bollywood actress-producer-entrepreneur-social activist Preity Zinta turned 38 years of age on Thursday.

The bubbly actress from Himachal Pradesh was first noticed in the Liril soap commercial.

After graduating with a degree in criminal psychology, Preity made her acting debut in the film 'Dil Se..' in 1998 followed by a lead role in 'Soldier' the same year.

The performances earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, and she was also acclaimed for her role as a teenage single mother in 'Kya Kehna' (2000).

She started playing a diverse range of characters for her film roles, and her depiction of screen persona contributed to a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine.

Preity delivered a number of successful films including 'Videsh - Heaven On Earth', 'The Last Lear', 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna', 'Veer Zaara', 'Lakshya', 'Kal Ho Naa Ho', 'Koi Mil Gaya', 'Dil Chahta Hai', and 'Salaam Namaste'.

She received a Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2003 for her performance in the film 'Kal Ho Naa Ho'.

Her first international film role was in the Canadian film 'Heaven on Earth', for which she was awarded the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival.

Besides films, Preity made her small screen debut in 2011 with 'Guinness World Records-Ab India Todega'.

She is the founder of the production company PZNZ Media and, along with ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia, a co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kings XI Punjab.

The actress is not only a brave businessman and actress, but she never refrains from public speaking, which led her testify against the Indian mafia during the 2003 Bharat Shah case, for which she was awarded the Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Award.

Preity will be seen next in her upcoming film 'Ishkq In Paris'.

January 30, 2013

Ya Hussein song removed from David after Muslim group objects

Director Bejoy Nambiar has removed the song ‘Ya Hussain’ from his upcoming film ‘David’ over allegations that it hurt religious sentiments of Muslims.

The song by Lucky Ali accompanied a sequence in the film which showed a Moharram procession. “We did not intend to hurt anybody’s religious sentiments through this song. I apologise, if in any way it has unintentionally done so. When the issue was brought to our notice we immediately addressed it,” Nambiar said in a statement to PTI.

Recently representatives of the Muslim community raised objections to the portion of the film where the song has been used, after watching it.

“They came and saw the clip, after which we had a very long discussion pursuant to which the necessary and desired changes were made. The Central Board of Film Certification too has seen the film with the incorporated cuts and passed it with a U/A certificate. We hope our creative endeavour would be appreciated in the right spirit,” Nambiar said.

The film, starring south actor Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Monica Dogra and Tabu, releases on February 1. Recently the release of Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vishwaroopam’ has been stalled after the Tamil Nadu government imposed a ban on its screening over allegations that the controversial film has anti-Muslim content.

Udita Goswami and Mohit Suri tie knot

Bollywood actress Udita Goswami finally tied the knot with her long-time love filmmaker Mohit Suri(Woh Lamhe and Murder 2) at Juhu’s ISCKON Temple on Tuesday.

It is known that the lovebirds fell in love at the launch party of the film ‘Zeher’ in Goa way back in 2005 and survived many break-ups. While Udita parents came from Nepal to attend the wedding, Mohit Suri’s uncle Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, sister Smiley Suri with cousin Vishesh Bhatt were also there to bless the couple.

Udita donned red lehenga while the groom was clad in white kurta -pyjama with black jacket. Feast was vegetarian but in an elaborated form. The guest moved to a popular suburban night club.

The guest list included Imran Hasmi, Dia Mirza, Jacqueline Fernandez, Tanushree Dutta, Kangna Ranaut, Ken Ghosh, Shaad Randhawa, Suneel Darshan, Ramesh Taurani, Tanuj Garg, Rohit Roy, Anurag Basu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kunal Deshmukh and Vishal Mahadkar among others.

The reception will be held at Mahalakshmi Race Course on January 31.

Sushant in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film next ?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known to be a recluse. However, eyebrows were raised when the director was spotted at newcomer Sushant Singh Rajput's birthday bash.

A source close to the director says, "When Bhansali saw Sushant for the first time, that very moment he thought of casting him. But he did not think it would happen so soon. Bhansali attended the actor's surprise party arranged by his girlfriend Ankita Lokhande."

The source adds that this new film could begin after Sanjay Leela Bhansali finishes his Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone starrer and his project on Olympic boxer Mary Kom. "But at the same time he is also in talks to rope in a director for the film and the actress is also to be finalised."

Priyanka will shoot for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Olympic biopic”

Priyanka Chopra will begin shooting for Sanjay Leela's Olympic biopic on Olympic medallist Mary Kom from June.

May Kom is a five-time World Boxing championchampionships and the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning the bronze medal. She has been ranked as No.4 AIBA World Women's Ranking Flyweight category.

Priyanka has undergone a training to fit herself into the role. "We will start the film in June. I am training for it at the moment and it will take me that much time to come into shape," she said at a press conference Tuesday.

"Every part of my body hurts. Now I know how Mary Kom trains herself everyday," she said.

The film will be directed by Omung Kumar Bhandula.

At the same time Priyanka Chopra will also be seen in the remake of Zanjeer, Gunday and Krrish 3 this year.

See Pics of Alia Bhatt & Arjun Kapoor to Romance In '2 States

 After the huge success of Aamir Khan starrer '3 Idiots' which was based on Chetan Bhagat's popular novel 'Five Point Someone', Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala have start shooting of their next flick which is going to be based on another best selling novel of Chetan named '2 States'.

The producers have chosen the cuteness queen Alia Bhatt and sturdy Arjun Kapoor to play the lead roles in the much awaited film '2 States'. A lot of rumours were aired in the industry following the star-cast of the film. Even, Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor were rumoured to be the part of the film. By the latest tweet of Karan has proved all the rumours to be hoax. Karan has confirmed the lead characters of the film on his Twitter page.

"Sajid Nadiadwala and me collaborate on #2 States which starts filming 2mor with Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt...directed by Abhishek Varman," Karan Johar posted on his Twitter page.

Arjun Kapoor will be seen portraying the role of Krish Malhotra, who is a Punjabi guy and Alia Bhatt will be playing a Tamilian Brahmin named Ananya Swaminathan. The stunning cuteness queen has started taking lessons of Tamil culture and language to play the role with complete ease and perfection. On the other hand, Arjun himself is a Punjabi boy, so, he doesn't have to work as harder to play the role flawlessly.

The complete name of the book is '2 States: The Story of My Marriage' and it is partially based on Chetan's own love story. It is a comedy anecdote and the whole story rotates around the two lovers who belong from different states of the country. They want to get each other's love and desire to stay together throughout their lives. And to achieve their motives, they have to cross the hurdles of cultural differences and convince their parents who strongly oppose it.

First look : ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’ a flim by Prabhu Deva

After directing super hit flicks like ‘Wanted’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’, choreographer Prabhu Deva is back to directing ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’, a love drama with loads of action, comedy and romance. Ramaiya Vastavaiya is actually a Hindi remake of Prabhu’s debut Telugu film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005), which was a blockbuster.

The film will see the very gorgeous Shruti Hassan and newcomer Girish Taurani in the leads. Shruti will be seen in the role of a village belle. The romantic drama has a distinct feel of the late 80s and 90s, where a rich boy falls in love with a poor girl. The setting of the film is countryside.

Girish Taurani is blessed with a good body and great looks. We are yet to have a taste of his acting skills. Shruti Hassan however, steals the limelight in the film’s first trailer. together, the pairing is very fresh. The promo of the film also has a beautiful song, playing in the background, sung by Atif Aslam.

Ramaiya Vastavaiya is will hit theaters on June 7. The film will also see veterans like Poonam Dhillon, Vinod Khanna and Randhir Kapoor.

Catch the official theatrical trailer of the film.

Salman is very busy this year

Salman Khan and his ‘Wanted’ director Prabhu Deva are all set to team up once again. The film is said to go on floors by the end of this year.

Salman Khan is considered as one of the busiest actors in Bollywood. The actor has somehow managed to keep aside some time for Prabhu Deva for his next untitled film.

Confirming the news, the film’s producer, Ramesh Taurani said, “Salman will be doing a film with us. The film will go on floors by the end of this year. It will be directed by Prabhu Deva. We have got his dates, so we will start rolling accordingly.”

So is the project a remake of a south film or any past movie, Tauruni said: “I can’t talk much about the film right now. It can or it may not be a remake. We are contemplating the subject right now. Once the subject is finalised, we will look for the leading actress for our film.”

If reports are to be believed, Anees Bazmee’s No Entry Mein Entry, and Sooraj Barjatya’s next untitled film, both of which stars Salman Khan, has been postponed to 2014.

So, Salman’s 2013 calendar reads: Sohail Khan’s ‘Mental’, Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’ and Prabhudheva’s next untitled.

SRK feels very safe in India

Terming the entire controversy kicked up the Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Shahrukh Khan “feeling insecure in India” as “nonsense”, and asserts that nowhere in the magazine article did he say directly or indirectly that he feels unsafe, troubled or disturbed in India.

“To address this whole issue, with regards to my article, that has taken an unwarranted twist. I do not even understand the basis of this controversy. This is what can only be called ‘nonsense’. It is Deja Vu all over again,” Shahrukh told reporters.

In an Outlook-New York Times limited edition issue, the actor had mentioned that he had sometimes “become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India.” Further, he wrote: “I named my son and daughter with names that could pass of as generic: Aryan and Suhana. The Khan is borrowed from me so that can’t really escape it… I imagine this will prevent my offspring from receiving unwarranted eviction orders and random fatwas in the future.”

Speaking about the article the dejected Khan said: “The article I wrote was actually meant to reiterate that on some occasions my being an Indian Muslim film star is misused by bigots and narrow minded people who have misplaced religious ideologies for small gains. And ironically, the same has happened through this article, once again.”

“It does not even vaguely say that I am ungrateful for the love that I have received in a career spanning 20 years. On the contrary the article only says that in spite of bigoted thoughts of some of the people that surround us, I am untouched by scepticism because of the love I have received by my countrymen and women,” he added.

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday said that “the Indian government should provide security to actor Shah Rukh Khan”. This, as a result, kicked up a controversy in India.

Shah Rukh also critized those who offered him “unsolicited advice”, saying: “We, in India, are extremely safe and happy. We have an amazing democratic, free and secular way of life.”

“In the environs that we live here in my country India, we have no safety issues regarding life or material. As a matter of fact it is irksome for me to clarify this non-existent issue,” he said.

When SRK’s kids ask him about their religion, Shahrukh says, “Sometimes, they ask me what religion they belong to and, like a good Hindi movie hero, I roll my eyes up to the sky and declare philosophically, ‘You are an Indian first and your religion is Humanity’, or sing them an old Hindi film ditty, ‘Tu Hindu Banega na Musalmaan Banega – Insaan ki Aulaad Hai Insaan Banega’ set to Gangnam style,” he said.

Check Out : Priyanka’s “In My City” Official Music Video

She acts, she dances, shes humble, shes gorgeous, looks good in everything..!! and now she SINGS TOO..!!! Is there anything you can’t do..?? You are simply AWESOME PRIYANKA CHOPRA..!!!

Priyanka Chopra’s first international single, “In My City” Official Music Video is out.

January 29, 2013

Offbeat films on offer this Friday

No hardcore romance and no rib-tickling humour - the first Friday of February has three offbeat Hindi films releasing in theatres. Mai..., David and Listen... Amaya - each film has a different flavour to offer.

However, there is a common thread between Mai... and Listen... Amaya are about relationships.

Mai..., the acting debut of veteran singer Asha Bhosle, narrates the story of an old desolate mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's and is tossed between her four children.

When her son and two youngest daughters try to run away from taking her responsibility, the eldest daughter Madhu, played by Padmini Kolhapure, takes a stand against the wishes of her husband and tends to her mother. How the daughter's family life gets affected by this, and how the relationship between Mai and her son-in-law takes a miraculous, life-changing turn, forms the rest of the story.

Directed by debutant Mahesh Kodiyal, Mai...< also features actors Ram Kapoor, Navin Kaushik and Shivani Joshi.

The other film, Listen... Amaya, directed by debutant director Avinash Kumar Singh, tells the tale of Leela Krishnamoorthy, played by actress Deepti Naval. She essays the part of a middle-aged widow, who owns a library and runs it. Amaya, played by actress Swara Bhaskar, is Leela's only child. She is 22, quick-witted, confident and an open-minded writer.

A widow since 12 years, Leela refuses to become a stereotypical wallflower and falls in love again with Jayant Sinha, played by actor Farooque Shaikh. In the film, he is a 60-year-old retired photographer and Amaya's good friend. The film explores multiple relationships in their own unique ways. It also traces Amaya's journey of anger, betrayal and disbelief.

A self-funded movie, Listen... Amaya, which has been to international film fests and been awarded too, is also in line to be screened at the 15th London Asian Film Festival in March.

The third film on offer -- action-thriller David by Bejoy Nambiar -- is in total contrast to the other two options.

Starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vinay Virmani, Monica Dogra, Isha Sharvani and southern star Vikram, its story is set in three different time periods and the plot revolves around the lives of three different men named David.

One narrative, set in London in 1975, is about 30-year-old David who works for Iqbal Ghani, a dreaded Mafia don. Another David, a devout Christian, is a 19-year-old musician in the year 1999 in Mumbai, while the third David is a 40-year-old fisherman, who lives in Goa in 2010.

Produced by Reliance Entertainment, the film was shot in Mangalore and Mumbai, among other locations.

What's your pick this weekend?

Amid controversy, Vishwaroopam a hit abroad

Kamal Haasan's mega-budget Vishwaroopam is currently on hold in his home state of Tamil Nadu after complaints from Muslim groups led to a temporary ban on the film. However, there is some good news for the Tamil-language film from the US and UK, where it has been making good money after releasing on January 25.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets: OVERSEAS: Tamil film #Vishwaroopam is superb in USA and very good in UK.

And the figures, from Mr Adarsh: Tamil film #Vishwaroopam *opening weekend* UK  95,676 [Rs 81.23 lacs] on 19 screens ... USA $ 634,912 [Rs 3.43 cr] on 44 screens.

Vishwaroopam, currently under review by the Madras High Court, is actor-director-producer Kamal Haasan's most expensive film, made at a cost of Rs 95 crores. The controversy has held up the film's release in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh as well, though many Kamal fans travelled to Kerala, where some theatres managed to show the film.

Vishwaroop, the Hindi version of the film, is meant to release this Friday, February 1.

Check out: Salman in new photoshoot

Salman Khan has shot for the lensman Haider Khan many a time and every photoshoot turns out to be as different as stylish.

In the new photoshoot for the shutterbug, the superstar is seen pumping iron and flexing his muscles. If one shot has the superstar hard at work in the gym, another one has him flaunting his rippling biceps. Still another shot as the superstar showing off his Being Dabangg tee. All the shots are in black and white.

The 47-year-old superstar is in fine shape, so much so that his trigeminal neuralgia (the jaw nerve disorder) is no longer causing him pain. Salman was slated to fly to the US for a check-up earlier this month, but it was postponed because he’s feeling a lot better.

“Now I don't have the pain. I will be going just for the check-up but even that has been postponed now,” Salman Khan told reporters recently.

Not only the health front, Salman Khan’s bank balance, too, is looking very good. He recently came second on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list with an earning of Rs. 144.2 crore from October 2011 and September 2012.

Check out more images of Salman’s new shoot ahead.

Ranbir Kapoor feasts on pani puri for new commercial

He comes from a family of foodies, and no wonder Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor is one big foodie himself! The actor pleasantly surprised local people in Mumbai when he ran to gorge on some street food in the middle of a recent shoot.

Ranbir, who made his debut in 2007 with Saawariya, was spotted in the middle of a crowded street in Malad here. Stuck in a traffic jam, he instantly ran towards a stall to eat pani puri.

The 30-year-old was in the midst of shooting a new advertisement for beverage brand Pepsi, which he endorses. He not only took the chaat vendor by surprise, but also a naive youngster at the stall, whose pani puri Ranbir snatched and ate.

The crowd around him was seen trying to keep a count of how many pani puris he ate while shooting for the ad film. The advertisement goes on air on February 1.

The actor has been winning a string of awards for his portrayal of hearing and speech impaired guy in Barfi!.

Meet Ranbir's 'Besharam' girl - Pallavi Sharda

She has quietly gone from a walk-on part in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan to the male lead opposite Ranbir Kapoor-no less-in Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam. The story of a con-man in Delhi and his lady-love goes on the floors in March 2013.

Understandably excited about the leap of faith from a cameo to a dream-like lead with Ranbir, Pallavi says she is not allowed to talk about her part. But the Australia-born academician-beauty queen confirms she is bagged the coveted role.

Says Pallavi, `I was barely there in My Name Is Khan. I had a more substantial role in Sahil Sangha's Love Breakups Zindagi and now the lead in Besharam. Like any other job, I've worked my way up as an actress, and all on my own. `

Pallavi's parents are both academicians. They had migrated to Australia before she was born.

Says Pallavi, `My parents are both IIT students. I too am an LLB graduate. They migrated to Australia in the 1980s and became lecturers. Bharat Natyam and Bollywood were part of my growing-up years. `

Pallavi has just completed an Australian film. `I am proud of my Australian background. My Australian film Save Your Legs where I play the lead, is going to be released in February 2013. It's about the Australian cricket team touring India, their trials and tribulations. It's an out-and-out comedy. It's set in India but it's an Australian production. `

Pallavi co-star in Save Your Legs is Australian star Stephen Curry. And it's directed by Boyd Hicklin.

Says Pallavi, `My Indian-Australian heritage is very important to me. So it's really gratifying that I'm able to work in both the environments. I am not closed to working in any part of the world. `

Watch Out "I Me Aur Main" Official Trailer

I Me Aur Main is an upcoming Hindi film starring John Abraham who plays the role of Ishaan- a charismatic, good-looking music producer from Mumbai. He lives a sheltered existence, is the centre of his life, the apple of his mother's (Zarina Wahib) eye, always protected by his elder sister Shivani (Mini Mathur) and stays at his girlfriend Anushka's (Chitrangda Singh's) house. He takes them all for granted!

One day his life falls apart like a house of cards. At this point, his new neighbour Gauri (Prachi Desai) comes into his life and from her he learns the importance of relationships. He starts taking initiatives towards mending and maintaining his past relationships.

Ishaan begins to truly fall in love with Gauri. There comes a point when he has to make a choice between his love that made him a better person or being a better person by taking responsibility of the actions he has done in the past.

I Me Aur Main releases in cinemas on 1st March, 2013.

I don’t like Farhan Akhtar says Naseeruddin Shah

Actor Naseeruddin Shah is considered one of the most versatile actors of his league. He is known for playing the roles with perfection. At the same time Mr Shah never minces words when it comes to his opinion on a given topic. The same was visible when he was asked about actor-director Farhan Akhtar.

This maverick actor from the theater has done roles of every genre and is very frank about his takes on people and cinema. He opined about several names from Bollywood.

When he was asked about the new directors, Naseeruddin Shah said, "It's not soon before I can see Dibakar Banerjee conforming. The signs were clearly visible with Shanghai."

"Farhan Akhtar's films I clearly don't care for. I liked his first film Dil Chahta Hai. He's a tremendous person and has so many facets to him. Tomorrow I won't be surprised if I hear that he cooked a 10 course meal to perfection. He sings, acts, produces films and writes, I think it's great he's doing whatever he can. I'm not a great fan of his acting or his films. But I admire him".

He also applauded actors like Irrfan, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani and Vijay Rao. He's fantastic!

On veteran actor Pankaj Kapur who featured in Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, Naseer said he has always been around and his credentials are proven.

He also praised Kay Kay Menon, saying he was good but still has not achieved what he deserves. Naseer also mentions Manoj Bajpayee".

Padma Shri came as pleasant surprise: Sridevi

Bollywood actress Sridevi said she felt humbled being named for one of the top civilian awards of the country-Padma Shri.

"I am honored and humbled by the Padma Shri samman. Would like to thank all my well wishers for their continuous support and faith in me," Sridevi tweeted.

Sridevi has charmed her fans with her performance in several films like 'Sadma', 'Nagina', 'Mr. India', 'Chandni' and 'ChaalBaaz'.

In 2012, she successfully returned to films after a 15-year hiatus with 'English Vinglish'. The film was declared a hit in India and overseas.

India's highest civilian awards were announced by the government on Friday on various fields with the President approving the conferment of 108 Padma Awards that feature this year names like cricketer Rahul Dravid, fashion designer Ritu Kumar and Bollywood performers like Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore and late superstar Rajesh Khanna.

The awards this year comprise four Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 80 Padma Shri Awards. At total of 24 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 11 persons in the category of Foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and Posthumous awardees.

Padma Awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.

'Padma Vibhushan' is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; 'Padma Bhushan' for distinguished service of high order and 'Padma Shri' for distinguished service in any field.

The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. The awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan sometime around March/ April.

Check Out Trailer: Neil Nitin Mukesh in and as 'Shortcut Romeo'

In greed he trusts. Neil Nitin Mukesh plays a blackmailing city slicker in director Susi Ganesh’s film Shortcut Romeo, starring Puja Gupta and Ameesha Patel in female lead roles.

The trailer opens with Neil Nitin Mukesh running on a race course and about two dozen louts chase him with knives, chains and hockeys. Making a run for it, he turns back and beckons them with sadistic glee. “Main bhaagta nahin, bhagaata hoon,” he quips.

Next we see Neil spying on a guy hitting on the pretty Ameesha Patel who is already married to a rich businessman. Neil catches Ameesha cheating on her hubby and blackmails her. What do you want? she asks. His reply: “Main marte dum tak, ameer rehna chahta hoon.”

Puja Gupta makes her entry in a bikini and instantly catches Neil’s eye. Flirtations follow and the Shortcut Romeo is at it again. Playing his tricks and games.

Will this Shortcut Romeo ever get a taste of his own medicine?

Shortcut Romeo is a Hindi remake of Susi Ganesh's 2006 Tamil film Thiruttu Payale. Portions of the film have been shot in Masai Mara and Nairobi. Neil apparently hurt himself while filming the stunts. His shoulder blade was in pain for many days after the shoot got over.

Shortcut Romeo is set to release on April 5.

January 28, 2013

Ranbir and Kat’s relationship back on track!

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s hush-hush movie date!

It’s learnt that Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are going steady in their relationship. After being spotted celebrating and partying in New York on New Year’s Eve, they were recently seen on a movie date at a multiplex.

The rumours linking Ranbir and Katrina aren’t dying any time soon. As a daily reports, the duo was recently spotted at an Andheri multiplex for a late-night show of an English film. When Ranby and Kat entered the theatre, he, as usual, was wearing a cap to disguise himself.

Interestingly, when the couple came out after watching the show, Ranbir’s cap was on Katrina’s head! Ahem! Was Ranbir Kapoor trying to hide his arm candy, or was Katrina Kaif wary of unwanted public attention!

While much has been said and written about the secretive duo, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s on-off relationship continues to amuse and interest many. Will they ever open up about their alleged love affair?

Not too long ago, the Kapoor lad said in an interview: “I have a great connect with her (Katrina Kaif) as a friend and that is sometimes misconstrued.”

Katrina was his co-star in the films Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani and Raajneeti, and the two are together as ‘friends’ since then. Once, Ranbir even said that Katrina is always his ‘dear’ friend.

Nobody doubts that.

Yami Gautam To Pair Up With Sharman Joshi

Bollywood actor Yami Gautam, who started her movie career with much appreciated "Vicky Donor", is all set to be paired up with Sharman Joshi in her third film.

Sources close to Sharman confirmed the news to the sources that while Yami remained mum about the project, which will reportedly be directed by Shivam Nair.

"I am not allowed to speak about the film right now. It is too early to talk about it. It is still in process and I can't talk about it. Right now I am excited about 'Aman Ki Aasha', which will go on floors by February end," Yami told the reporters.

Her second film "Aman Ki Aasha", which also features Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, will begin in February.

The actress says she is happy the way her career is shaping up, and added, "I am extremely happy right now. After 'Vicky Donor', there are a lot of expectations (from me)."

Udita Goswami and director Mohit Suri to wed on January 29!

Wedding bells are ringing for actress Udita Goswami and director Mohit Suri! Udita will tie the knot with her longtime beau Mohit Suri at a private ceremony on January 29.

While talking to a daily, the actress revealed that her wedding is not going to be a filmy affair, and is supposed to be a low-key one. Udita and Mohit’s romance started when he directed her in the film Zeher (2005). The two reportedly fell in love on the sets of the film, and henceforth stuck together through thick and thin.

Udita Goswami, who was recently in Ranchi for her performance at Hockey India League, has also revealed that her marriage will happen at a temple in Mumbai and only close friends and a few family members are invited. Thereafter, a small party is planned on the 31st Jan.

“We have invited only family and close friends to both functions. It's a very simple wedding and we didn't want it to be a filmi wedding at all. I don't want to make my wedding a mockery show before everyone,” the actress is quoted as saying.

What is Udita Goswami going to wear for her big day? She is keeping busy with her work and is yet to buy her dream dress.

Lately, Udita has been into composing music and DJ-ing. Her future plans also include lending music to Mohit Suri’s next movie. The couple recently purchased a new home in Bandra, and might go to Europe for their honeymoon.

Mohit Suri’s cousin Emraan Hashmi already has his plans for the marriage. Emraan will groove for a special family act at Mohit-Udita’s wedding bash.

Mahesh Bhatt calls Aditi Rao Hydari a "modern-day Nutan"

Mahesh Bhatt is not the one to mince words, but at the same time he makes sure to praise someone when it's due.

The latest person to earn his admiration is Aditi Rao Hydari. In fact, the veteran filmmaker has gone to the extent of calling her a modern-day Nutan.

Mahesh Bhatt has only good words to shower on the Bollywood newbie and her acting skills.

Aditi Rao Hydari, who was last seen in London Paris New York, is all set for the release of Murder 3. So far, the actress has played only girl-next-door characters.

"She is seen as someone who can pull of a bubbly role but this film will alter her girl-next-door image," a source said.

The filmmaker said, "After a very long time, I've seen someone on the Indian screen with a feminine mystique similar to that of Nutan's. When you'll watch the movie, you'll understand why I've stated what I've stated over here."

During the shoot of Murder 3, Aditi ended up injuring her hand. A source said, "Aditi was to be filmed as being banged against a door. She was rehearsing the scene for quite some time and then decided to give the final take. She got so involved in the act that she banged hard on the glass door resulting in a swollen hand."

Apparently the actress' hand became twice its regular size. Aditi said, "I rested my hand in a mug of ice in between shots. In fact, at one point my director even asked me if I wanted to postpone the shoot. I refused, thinking my already red hand would look authentic in the scene."

Watch Trailer:Ajay Devgn in and as 'Himmatwala'!

Romancewala, Funwala, Actionwala -- Ajay Devgn is Himmatwala! Catch the star in yet another entertaining film after Son Of Sardaar. Directed by Sajid Khan, the movie Himmatwala is the remake of the namesake 80s’ hit.

Sajid Khan is a serious entertainer, and he surely knows how to regale his audiences. However, for the first time he has delved into action for Himmatwala.

The trailer begins with a scene where Ajay Devgn is all set to fight fifty goons. His weapons are temple bells. The braveheart is not scared, and he yells -- Maa Sherawali ka hath hai mujh par..chahe saikdon dushman aa jaayen zameen par..ek ek ko zinda gaad dega yeh himmatwala, yahin par. Bravo..bravo! Catcalls, wolf whistles!

The promo is laced with enough action, drama and fun to establish this 'Himmatwala' as the mass hero. The songs from the original film -- Tathaiya Tathaiya and Taki O Taki -- also play in between to imbue the promo with the 80s feel. Now, something about the actress: Tamannaah as the new Sridevi is superb. She is cute, bubbly and has expressive eyes of a dancer, and looks good opposite Ajay Devgn.

The trailer also has Mahesh Manjrekar and Paresh Rawal. While Mahesh Manjrekar is the main villain, Paresh Rawal plays his amusing brother-in-law, who has a unique hairstyle and moustache.

Overall, the trailer is entertaining, fun to watch, but equally loud and boisterous.

Himmatwala is co-produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vashu Bhagnani, and will hit the theatres on March 29.

Kareena to romance Emraan Hashmi in Karan Johar-Ekta Kapoor film

Bollywood's ace director Karan Johar has collaborated with an experienced filmmaker Ekta Kapoor for a film which will feature the serial kisser of Hindi cinema Emraan Hashmi and hot bod actress Kareena Kapoor to serve a romantic drama to moviegoers.

The pairing is though unusual but the news comes straight from the horse's mouth! The piece of information has been shared by Kareena Kapoor Khan on her official twitter profile.

The tweet reads, "It's official! Kareena is starring in Dharma Production's Collaboration with Balaji with Emran Hashmi! Film takes off in September."

In another tweet, Kareena says, "The film starring Emran Hashmi and Kareena is a romantic drama produced by Karan Johar & Ekta Kapoor. What do you think of the pairing?;)"

It is also informed that Emran-Kareena project will be directed by debutante director Akshay Roy.

The romantic drama will go on floors in September.

The news has also been stamped by Girish Johar, head of acquisition and distribution, as he said, "Proud to share that the Dharma (Productions) and Balaji Motion Pictures joint venture stars Emraan Hashmi and Kareena Kapoor. (It goes) on floors in September 2013."

Fame came to me much later: John

  John Abraham’s hunky looks have made more news than the roles he has played onscreen and the former model feels that’s the reason he did not get the fame he deserved as an actor.
John, 40, who entered the film industry with Bipasha Basu starrer ‘Jism’ in 2003, said he was a rising star in the fashion world when he got his first break in Bollywood and so, people initially failed to explore him as an actor.

“Fame came to me much later. I have been in the industry for the past 10 years and you can say that it is only now that I am being talked about for my films.

I got a different treatment because I entered the industry as a model,” John told PTI.

The ‘New York’ star said his good looks helped him garner a large fan base but it was much later that he was offered performance oriented roles.

“I knew from the beginning that there will be a lot more emphasis on my body and looks than anything else. But, that was fine for me.

I developed a huge fan following because of my looks. Still, I got roles slowly from people who believed in me, be it Sanjay Gupta, Shoojit Sircar or Kabir Khan. I am getting films now which are all performance oriented. My graph is on the rise now,” John said.

The actor will be seen in a series of films this year, beginning with Abbas-Mustan’s trailer ‘Race 2’ releasing today, where he will be seen portraying the main villain. John says the film reminds him of his first hit ‘Dhoom’. 

’Race 2’ is a different film. It’s typical Abbas-Mastan film. Barring Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor, all the characters in the film are absolutely new. Every character has grey shades. The film reminds me of ‘Dhoom’.

It is pretty much in that space minus the bikes,” he said.  John will next be seen in Gupta’s gangster drama ‘Shootout At Wadala’, Sircar’s ‘Madras Cafe’ and romantic drama ‘I, Me, Aur Main’ by a debutant director. 

“It’s fun to shoot so many films together. People are worried about me because I force myself to space things out. 

My mind is not left with any grey space. It is a conscious decision to do different genres because I love to do different films. I am not one of those, who like sticking to the regular roles,” he said.

John, who changes his physique with every film, said portraying a different look each time has taken a toll on his body.

“Changing your physique for every film is very taxing.  Your body takes a blow everytime. I like to do my stunts myself and have hardly used any body double. But maintaining this action-hero image hurts a lot.

Naseer’s son Vivaan dating Kamal Haasan’s daughter!

Actor Naseeruddin Shah has abstained from saying anything on the status of his son Vivaan’s alleged friendship with Kamal Haasan’s daughter Akshara Haasan.

However, Naseeruddin Shah that he spotted son Vivaan and his alleged girlfriend Akshara Haasan together many a times but he was not sure about their status.

Earlier too, Vivaan Shah and Akshara Haasan have hogged media attention for the same reasons.

Daddy Naseer after all has all the experience and it would be tough for Vivaan to escape his eyes.

Vivaan's father and veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has admitted that he has 'spotted' the two in each other's company.

Vivaan and Akshara have been photographed at different public places together and Vivaan is said to have been introduced to his girlfriend's older sister Shruti. Akshara is South actor Kamal Haasan's younger daughter.

'Well, I have also seen both of them together a lot of times, and she is a sweet girl. But I wouldn't like to comment on the state of the relationship. If you want more details then you can ask him (Vivaan) about it,' said Naseer.

Earlier, Vivaan had dismissed the reports about them calling Akshara as just a childhood friend.

SRK-Kat to burn the dance floor this Valentine

+After the super duper success of ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’, Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif has become the best romantic jodi. Their romance mesmerizes the audience and the duo will again entertain the audience live at this Valentine. The couple has been signed for the live act in Muscat next month. The high profile event will most probably take place on the Valentine’s Day, February 14.

In November last year, Shahrukh Khan expressed his keenness to perform with Katrina Kaif when Salman Khan was to perform with Priyanka Chopra in Dubai. Katrina's manager Sandhya Ramachandran confirmed that Katrina has received two invitations to perform aboard which she is showing keen interest.  Interestingly, Preity Zinta and Ali Zafar will make to the show.

Salman and Priyanka’s show in Dubai is on the high. The organizers are planning a hefty tickets for the show. 

"Salman and Priyanka have no hit song together, and neither do they have a recent film to draw material from. This worked against their show here, despite the fact they put in considerable effort to make it work," said a source close to the earlier show.

"Shah Rukh and Katrina made for a charming pair in Jab Tak Hai Jaan," said a member of the events team there. "And we want to capitalise on it. It's all about business after all."

This year in few award shows Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif performed together but this was a small act but in Muscat audience will get to see an extensive performance of SRK-Kat together.

The duo will groove to ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’ hit numbers and the most popular ‘Ishq Shava’.

'Bigg Boss' winner Juhi Parmar is a new mom now

Television actress Juhi Parmar, who is married to Sachin Shroff, has been blessed with a baby girl.
Pooja Bedi, a close friend of the couple, confirmed the good news.

"Juhi gave birth to a baby girl last night (Saturday). Both Juhi and the baby are fine. Juhi is resting at the moment," Pooja told IANS.

Best known for her lead role in "Kumkum", Juhi had also participated in the fifth season of "Bigg Boss" and even won the reality show.

Mohd Rafi’s biography sheds light on his fall out with Lata

Mohammed Rafi has been a veteran and legendary singer. He and Lata Mangeshkar were the choice of all music directors for duet songs. They have sung innumerable songs together and all of them had been hits of those times. However, the late singer, Mohammed Rafi’s recently released biography gives some insights into his life. It also states the reason due to which the two singers fell apart at one point in time.

It has been specified that it was the dissimilarities over the royalty payment on the duet songs that headed towards Lata Mangeshkar having a tiff with the late singer.

Yasmin Khalid Rafi, who is the daughter-in-law of Mohammed Rafi, has brought out many unfamiliar facts about the man who had been hailed to be the ultimate playback singer the Hindi Film Industry has ever had. All this and more has been let out in his biography “Mohammed Rafi: My Abba – A Memoir”. This book has been published by Tranquebar Press.

Yasmin writes, “In the beginning of 1960, there came a phase when Lata Mangeshkar fell out with Mohammed Rafi and stopped singing duets with him. They did not work together for two-three years. Lata sang with Mahendra Kapoor and Suman Kalyanpur sang with Rafi during this period.”

She added, “Their differences arose over the issue of royalty payments on the songs sung by them. Lata wanted to be paid royalty and raised the issue with the producers; she expected Rafi to support her point of view, which was in fact justified.”

When Lata was not lent support by Rafi, things turned sour between them. She also wrote, “But contrary to her expectations, Rafi took a different stand. He opined, 'When the producer pays the fee the singer demands for a song, thereafter the singer should not have a share in the royalty.' This was probably a hasty decision, taken without careful consideration.”

It has been revealed in the book that it was Jaikishen, the late music director, who finally made the two singers reconcile. The first duet that they sang after this incident was for the movie “Palkon ki chaaon Mein”.

Mohammed Rafi has had the chance of working with the best music directors of our country in his career of 35 years. He had been the first choice of music directors like Shankar- Jaikishen, S D Burman, O P Nayyar, and Laxmikant- Pyarelal.

It had been Naushad Ali- a musician- who once labeled him as our country’s Tansen.

January 24, 2013

First look of Nautanki Saala

Bollywood filmmaker Ramesh Sippy on Wednesday recreated the popular suicide scene from his famous film Sholay to promote his upcoming movie Nautanki Saala. The film is a comedy starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Kunal Roy Kapur.

As part of the promotional proceedings, Ayushmann was standing neara hoarding on the busy link road in Andheri with Kunal on the billboard.

Kunal became Veeru shouting famous dialogues of Dharamendra from the suicide scene in Sholay while Ayushmann became Jai, character played by Amitabh Bachchan, and was trying to convince Kunal not to jump. Kunal came down with help of cable wire, thereby unveiling the poster of the film.

"This thing was done only for promotions. The idea of having this famous scene from Sholay just came randomly and we thought to use it as this would help grab eyeballs," director Rohan Sippy told the media.

The director also added that the scene will not be a part of the film. "The scene is just a part of the promotions and is not there in the film," he said.

Kunal who was seen in the film Delhi Belly said that he was initially hesitant to perform the act.

"I was kind of scared to do the act. But I had a great time...It was fun," Kunal said.

Talking about the film Nautanki Saala, Ayushmann said that it was a fun experience. "We had great fun doing this film. Kunal is a brilliant actor," Ayushmann said.

Nautanki Saala is slated for an April release.

First look Revealed: Ranveer Singh, Deepika in Ram Leela

The first look of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much anticipated film Ram Leela featuring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone is out. It comes at a time when rumours are flying about Deepika and Ranveer being romantically involved with each other.

The poster shows Ranveer and Deepika standing atop a clutter of guns with the tagline 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela.

The film is reportedly based on Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet and Ranveer will play a Gujarati boy. According to reports, Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted Ranveer to look extremely hot in the film and the actor also had to learn some Gujarati abuses for his character.

Kareena Kapoor was initially cast opposite Ranveer Singh, but she was later replaced by Deepika.

Ram Leela releases on November 29, 2013.

January 22, 2013

Vidya excited to hear Kahaani 2 story

After bagging top awards for Kahaani, Sujoy Ghosh has set the ball in momentum for part two and Vidya Balan, who played lead in the original, can't wait to hear the story.

At the prestigious Filmfare awards on Sunday (January 20), Vidya Balan bagged the 'Best Actor (female)' title, while Sujoy Ghosh was named the best director.

"Ask Sujoy, I am very excited to know which 'Kahaani' he has written. So, let's see," the 33-year-old said here Sunday at the 58th Filmfare awards.

Recalling her journey with Kahaani, Vidya Balan said: "When we started 'Kahaani', only two people were associated with it, Sujoy and me. But later others joined in. We tried to make a good film, people liked it and we have grabbed a lot of other awards for the film till now."

Also featuring Parambrata Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kahaani is going strong at the awards function.

At the 19th Annual Screen Awards, it won Best Actress award for Vidya Balan and best editing for Namrata Rao.

The 13th Zee Cine Awards saw Sujoy Ghosh lifting the best director (Jury) trophy, while Vidya won best actress (Jury) award.

Manoj Bajpayee gets international film offers

Manoj Bajpayee, who garnered critical acclaim for his potrayal of a gang-lord in Gangs of Wasseypur, has received several acting offers from abroad, courtesy filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

Gangs of Wasseypur was premiered at 65th Cannes International Film Festival and screened at Sydney Film Festival among others. The film seems to have been instrumental in getting Manoj Bajpayee noticed by foreign filmmakers.

"I have received offers...I am going through a script. It has come from an American independent filmmaker and not from any studio. I would love to do an international film," Manoj Bajpayee told PTI.

His portrayal of Sardar Khan in the revenge drama won him a lot of accolades.

"I think somewhere Anurag Kashyap is my ticket to international films. I keep pestering him to get me scripts. I have got offers and that came through Anurag," the 43-year-old actor said.

Actors like Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan are doing Hollywood projects. Manoj Bajpayee, who is known for playing off-beat and unconventional roles is perfectly fine doing small roles in international projects.

"I remember telling Tabu that if I get to one scene in Oscar winning director Ang Lee's film I will do it. As I believe life is short I don't know when I will get next chance," he said.

"I did Veer Zaara for Yash Chopra. I did the film thinking when will I get opportunity to get directed by Yash I did it purely for him. It was just to get an experience of working with him. But at the same time one should feel the urge to do the film," he said.

The actor will be seen next in Neeraj Pandey's Special Chabbis.

'Bigg Boss' has given me platform for Bollywood: Sana Khan

Sana Khan, second runner-up of Bigg Boss 6, says the reality show has opened Bollywood doors for her and finally she will do movies that her parents would understand."There were times when I used to work hard to get a southern film. When my first film happened, it just happened and that was the biggest opportunity for me.

It gave me a lot of fame in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam - all the four language movies," the 25-year-old said at a party she threw to celebrate 100 days of Bigg Boss 6.

But due to language barrier, her parents couldn't enjoy them.

"Bigg Boss has given me another platform for Bollywood. My parents used to come and watch my films but they couldn't understand.

They used to say, 'Do something that we can understand'," she said and added that after Bigg Boss "my friends call me and ask me to do soemthing in Hindi films".

When asked about any Hindi film offers in her kitty, Sana didn't say much.

"I don't talk about any project till the time it starts. There are certain things, certain offers but till the time they don't start with lights, camera, action, I don't want to comment on anything," she said.

"You know how it is. Today you have it and tomorrow you end up getting nothing, so I don't want to look like a fool. The day I will start working, I am sure it will be all out," she added.

Buzz !Salman considers Kangna Ranaut as lucky charm

Actress Kangana Ranaut is the face of Sohail Khan's celebrity cricket team this year as per the request of actor Salman Khan. Salman Khan reported that Kangana Ranaut has been a lucky one for the team and wants her to be there for all the matches.

The actress will take out her precious time to be with team during their matches.

The first season of celebrity cricket was not good last year, though the team won all the matches which were attended by Kangana. Salman has asked her to continue being the face of the team like last year and try to make her presence in all the matches so that her magical charm helps the team to win.

Inspite having a hectic schedule and timetable, Kangana has agreed to be there on Salman's request. Though, the Raaz 2 actress has remained unavailable for the comment.

Sohail's team got Kangana back along with but five fresh faces namely, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Yash Tonk, Indraneil Sengupta, Samir Kochhar and Rajneesh Gupta as the new players under the captaincy of Suniel Shetty.

Little is known, as to who will replace the actor Riteish Deshmukh as the vice-captain of the team.

"Anna (Suniel) and all the other players are working very hard on their practice and fitness sessions and hope to do better this time," said a source.

Anushka Sharma avoid Ranveer Singh

Anushka Sharma is avoiding Ranveer Singh these days. The former flames don’t seem to be in the good books of each other.

Anushka Sharma was recently spotted at an awards nomination event, trying to maintain distance from Ranveer Singh. As a tabloid reports, Anushka made sure she was nowhere to be seen when Ranveer arrived at the party.

It’s learnt that Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh’s cars arrived at the same time, and when the actress realized that Ranveer too is there, she stayed put in her car and came out only when Ranveer had finished interacting with the media and entered the event area.

To be on the safe side, the actress even sent someone to check if Ranveer was nearby. The party also had in attendance Deepika Padukone, Ranveer’s now good friend and his Ram Leela co-actress. “Anushka maintained a safe distance from Ranveer throughout. Considering that Deepika Padukone, who has been linked to him lately, was also there she made sure there were no awkward bump-ins,” a source is quoted as saying.

Ranveer-Anushka first met on the sets of Band Baaja Baaraat and lit up the silver screen with their palpable sizzling chemistry. The two actors were allegedly dating each other for nearly three years, but chose not to speak about their relationship in public ever.

Last year, there were reports that Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma were in Paris holidaying, but soon the rumours about their split started doing the rounds. It was even said that it’s Ranveer who called it quits.

Is this the reason why Anushka doesn’t want to see him?

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