Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Is Parineeti Chopra dating Jackky Bhagnani

If rumours are to be believed then it seems like Parineeti Chopra has found a trustworthy friend and confidant apart from her cousin Priyanka Chopra
According to a source, the 24-year-old befriended Jackky Bhagnani, son of producer Vashu Bhagnani, a couple of months ago. Ever since, the two have been virtually joined at the hip. Despite being caught up with promoting her latest movie ‘IshaqzaadeParineeti has been trying to include Jackky in all her plans. She has allegedly been paying a visit at Jackky’s residence on a regular basis. Just recently the vivacious actress set many tongues wagging when she was spotted with Jackky in an office above Jackky’s sister, Honey’s, shop.
The source confessed to a tabloid that only some people were aware of the blossoming friendship between the actors and that they want to maintain a low profile about their supposed relationship. Nevertheless, it is obvious that Jackky couldn’t control his excitement when he took to twitter and got busy tweeting about Parineeti’s film ‘Ishaqzaade.’
This is not the first time Parineeti has been in a relationship. Before her Bollywood debut she was supposedly dating Harman Baweja’s cousin Maninder Singh.
Well, now that we have got a peek into Parineeti’s colourful love life we are wondering if Jackky was responsible for all the strong emotions Parineeti so effortlessly portrayed on screen for ‘Ishaqzaade.’

Nargis Fakhri’s new man

Tired of being linked to Bollywood heartthrobs Nargis Fakhri recently gave the media a piece of her mind. In an interview with a tabloid, the model turned actress said that the fabricated stories about her love life with men had annoyed her so much so that she wanted to scream from rooftops and announce to the world that she wasn’t interested in men at all!
Upon hearing this remark a source pointed out that Nargis couldn’t fool anyone with that claim because she was already in a relationship with another man.
Rumour has it that the 32-year-old American has moved past her alleged ex Shahid Kapoor after she learnt that Shahid wasn’t interested in a committed relationship; she is now apparently going steady with model cum actor Shayan Munshi.
The couple has, according to the grapevine, been spotted at several hotspots in Mumbai. At an eatery in Bandra, much to the embarrassment of the other diners, Nargis and Shayan were seen cuddling together in quite an abandoned manner, to say the least.
Well, it’s no secret that Shayan recently split from wife Piya Rai Choudhary. We are wondering if gorgeous Nargis is nursing him to recovery.

‘Paa’ child actor Taruni Sachdev dies

Bollywood Child actor Taruni Sachdev achieved the impossible three years ago when she shared screen space with the legendary Amitabh Bachchan at the tender age of eleven. But nature’s cruel ways truncated her life when the Agni Air plane she was on crashed into a cliff in Jomson, in Western Nepal on May 14, 2012.
Reportedly, Taruni was accompanied by her mother Geetha Sachdev who was also killed in the plane crash. 
Apart from featuring as Amitabh Bachchan’s character Auro’s friend in the blockbuster movie, Taruni also featured in two Malayalam films, ' Vellinakshatram,' ' Sathyam,' Shah Rukh Khan's quiz show 'Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?' and several other TV commercials.
Amitabh Bachchan expressed his shock over the death of child artist Taruni Sachdev along with 13 other Indian passengers aboard the flight with the words: “Just reading that Taruni Sachdev the girl child artist in 'Paa', has perished in Nepal plane crash. Please God may this not be true."
His son Abhishek Bachchan wrote: “Shocked and very saddened to hear about the Nepal plane crash. Lost 1 of my cutest co-stars. Little Taruni Sachdev from 'Paa'. Speechless..."

Anil Kapoor scores over Demi Moore

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is keen on establishing himself as a global icon and has recently won the grand prize at a prestigious international awards event, beating the likes of Demi Moore.
Serving as the ambassador for The Freedom Project, an organisation working to eradicate slavery and human trafficking, Anil accepted the Gold Prize in the Cultural Issues category for the documentary titled ‘Trapped By Tradition’ at the New York Festival's International TV and Film Awards 2012. The Silver prize was awarded to Hollywood actress Demi Moore for a documentary based on trafficking in Nepal.
The event was studded with stars such as singer Peter Gabriel, Latin superstar Ricky Martin and actor Ashton Kutcher. Anil shared his enthusiasm over winning with the media and said that it was more important to create awareness about global issues such as human trafficking than winning an award for the same. He revealed that, through the initiatives of many good Samaritans, nearly 2,000 women had been rescued from this scourge of modern-day slavery.
He also added that while filming for the documentary he visited a number of villages and was shocked to learn about horrifying stories the victims of trafficking had to share. Their narrations moved him to create awareness about the evils of certain traditions that are being currently practiced by several people.
Apparently the 52-year-old ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor initiated and hosted the documentary with the help of the NGO Plan India

Arjun Kapoor disappoints daddy Boney Kapoor

While Arjun Kapoor is basking in the glory of the success of his debut film ‘Ishaqzaade’ we know one man who is regretting not launching him, namely his father, Boney Kapoor.
According to the grapevine, after a lot of effort Boney Kapoor has found a suitable script for his son but Arjun will not be able to commit to the project because he has signed a three-film deal with Yash Raj films.
An industry insider stated that Boney took his time to come up with the right script for Arjun because he wanted his son to feature in a well-written movie with strong characters. It was just a few days ago that the concept of a contemporary romance saga struck Boney and he immediately broached the subject with his son. Unfortunately Boney had to leave with a heavy heart because Arjun had already signed a contract for three Bollywood movies with Yash Raj Films and couldn’t say yes to his father.
The insider added that YRF was stunned when their film ‘Ishaqzaade’ starring two relatively new faces, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, registered Dhs3.75 million at the BO on its opening day. YRF naturally seems keen to cash in on the opportunity and work on their forthcoming films with Arjun Kapoor.
The 26-year-old actor is apparently being roped in to star in another Bollywood film with Parineeti Chopra which will be directed by Pradeep Sarkar (‘Lafangey Parindey’). There is to be another project which will be helmed by Shimit Amin (‘Chak De! India’). By the end of the month, the projects will possibly be finalised.
Well, it looks like Boney Kapoor will have to wait for a long time to fulfill his dream of working with his son.

Did Karan johar call Katrina Kaif boring?

It seems like Karan Johar may have developed a penchant for flirting with controversy as the usually diplomatic filmmaker was supposedly overheard criticising Katrina Kaif for her boring poses recently. However, later in a complete volte-face, he stunned everyone when he took to twitter and announced that he had not said anything about Kat.
His tweet read “Absolutely crazy media report suggesting I have said something about Katrina!!! I HAVE NOT!!! It’s totally baseless and a lie!!! Katrina is not only a dear friend but also a supremely talented and hard working Bollywood megastar!!! And all this reportage is ridiculous!!!”
For the unaware, the story goes like this. At a recent party, K Jo was heard telling his posse that Katrina’s look remained the same regardless of the theme of any commercial shoot and that she had the most monotonous and predictable poses.
Well, we wonder if Kat is going to react to this controversy strongly and if this bad blood is going to get in the way of her Bollywood upcoming movieDostana 2’ which is being produced by K Jo

Monday, 7 May 2012

Vidya Balan’s new admirer

Vidya Balan has lots of fans worldwide however currently she will add an additional terribly special admirer to the list - writer-politician Shashi Tharoor. throughout her visit to Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, for a felicitation at an awards ceremony, Vidya found herself seated next to the charming author.
Sources say that the sometimes composed Shashi Tharoor appeared visibly excited concerning being in Vidya's company. the 2 were seen laughing and chatting away for many of the limited time that the actress spent at the event.
When Vidya tried to talk in Malayalam whereas on stage, Shashi was seen cheering her on. The bollywood actress, however, admitted that though she was a Malayali, it had been robust to talk the language as she was referred to outside Kerala.
Before Vidya left the venue, Shashi even requested a photographer to click an image of him with Vidya on his personal phone. Shashi additionally shared his happiness along with his followers on a social network web site when he said he was 'sitting with the actress', whereas at the do. "They hit it off well. They spent most of their time chatting with one another. They additionally exchanged phone numbers," says the supply who was at the event.

Is Amrita Arora pregnant again?

It looks like when giving birth to her son 2 years ago Bollywood actress Amrita Arora is prepared to embrace motherhood for a second time.
Reportedly, the typically petite actress was noticed with a bit baby bump at Shilpa Shetty’s baby shower in Mumbai. it's believed that the 31-year-old is fourth months pregnant.
Although there has been no confirmation either from Amrita or her husband Shakeel Ladak, a supply said that the actress was happy to place on pregnancy weight as she had lost lots of pounds when she delivered her son Azaan.
The supply added that the pregnancy was accidental and Amrita didn’t apprehend she was expecting till she was within the second month of her pregnancy.
Naturally, being a mum is Amrita’s favorite role and he or she would be as thrilled with the news as her husband Shakeel who has been pining for a daughter to complete the family image.
We hope the couple’s want is fulfilled soon.

Is Sonakshi too recent for Ranbir and Shahid

It looks like Sonakshi Sinha should learn the art of diplomacy. Riding high on films with Salman, Akshay and Ajay, she stated proudly that she was easier operating with older men than men her own age. however it appears that her statement has gone against her as younger heroes like Ranbir and Shahid don't seem to be keen to star together with her since they feel she appearance too recent for them!
Currently, she has solely 2 films with stars her age as well as ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2’ with Imran Khan and ‘Lootera’ with Ranveer Singh. therefore she’s singing a distinct tune and currently desires to figure with Ranbir! however an admirer of Ranbir says, “I suppose he feels that she’d look manner older than him on screen.” Apparently, he conjointly turned down a project offered to him with Sonakshi in mind.
Incidentally, Sonakshi opted out of ‘Vettai’ with Shahid as a result of he apparently said no to a Karan Johar film with her! Moreover he too had reservations that she would look older to him.
Sources say currently she regrets turning down the coveted ‘Vettai’. And in an exceedingly bid to form up, a Sonakshi spokesperson is putting out: “Sonakshi would like to work with Ranbir and Shahid. They’re nearer to her age.”
But the question is – do the actors suppose therefore too?

Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi in 'Sher Wars'?

Megastar Salman Khan might soon have competition concerning who goes to be the ‘tiger’ in Bollywood.
While Salman is shooting for Yash Raj Films’ Ek Tha Tiger and Sohail Khan is reportedly coming up with Sher Khan along with his brother, the actor’s old-time ‘frenemy’ Vivek Oberoi, is alleged to own gone ahead and signed on a movie known as Sher in the week, to be directed by Soham Shah.
Whether Vivek can play the title role in it or not is nevertheless to be ascertained.
But Vivek who is already on a high with 5 films specifically Krrish 3, Kismat Love Paisa Dilli, Zilla Ghaziabad, Jayanta Bhai and a Masti sequel below his belt, is reported to start shooting for Sher this month itself.
When asked Bollywood PR specialist Dale Bhagwagar regarding these ‘star wars’ doubtless to show into ‘Sher wars’ within the media, he brushed it off saying, “What distinction will it make? Indian media has seen a paradigm shift within the last 5 years. Media may be a business currently and every one so-called ‘wars’ are simply a part of sensible selling.”
“Why single out Salman Khan or Vivek Oberoi? Bollywood may be a terribly massive and nuclear family. there's house for everybody. Yahan sab sher hai!” he said.

Bhatts opt for Randeep over Emraan

As is renowned,EmraanHashmi and MallikaSherawat, in some ways, rewrote Bollywood history with their erotic thriller ‘Murder’. Realising that they had a winner existing, Mahesh Bhatt’s Vishesh Films determined to franchise the ‘Murder’ series and took ‘Murder 2’ to a unique level replacing Mallika with attractive Jacqueline Fernandes! however the common issue of those 2 films was undoubtedly Mahesh’s nephew, Emraan who has given them many hits within the past!
However, in an exceedingly surprise move, the announcement of ‘Murder 3’ doesn’t embrace Emraan! Instead, the Bhatts have determined to travel with RandeepHooda! And Mahesh can’t stop gushing regarding Randeep. “We loved his work in ‘Jannat 2’. he's conjointly with us in ‘Jism 2’. And his stock can rise more, we’ve signed him on for ‘Murder 3’.”
Does this indeed spell bother within the Bhatt-Hashmi family? solely a short while ago, there was lots of point out a fallout between Mahesh and Emraan. and also the 2 actors, Emraan and Randeep who bonded well in ‘Jannat 2’, is also distanced by ‘Murder 3’. whereas Randeep claimed to be Emraan’s buddy, the latter categorically stated, “Yes, he’s a secure and sensible actor. we tend to undoubtedly got along on the set however off it we tend to didn’t get to pay a lot of time along.”
Regarding his more association with the Bhatt camp Emraan says, “It’s a family concern therefore i suppose I’ll forever be related to it somewhere. however I do have the liberty to mention no to a movie also.”
The Bhatts’ ‘Jannat 2’, the sequel to the 2008 film, released last Friday to packed homes.

Hirithik the face of Maharashtra

State governments in India, it seems, feel filmstars are the sole those who will promote the image of a part. maybe that is the reason why Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan were roped in to serve the role of a whole ambassador for Gujarat and West Bengal respectively. currently it looks it's Hrithik Roshan's flip to represent a state.
According to reports, the Maharashtra government has approached Bollywood star Hrithik to assist add a lot of glamour and punch to the state’s image by being its whole ambassador. However, Hrithik hasn't nevertheless capable the proposal since he has been busy shooting for his forthcoming film ‘Krrish 3.’
The government agency that has place forth the concept desires Hrithik to require time without work from his shoots and work completely on a promotional campaign for the state which might involve a photograph shoot and shooting a brief documentary film in places like Kolhapur, Mahabaleshwar, Raigad and Mumbai.
A member from Hrithik's workers said that whereas Duggu felt honoured by the request he couldn’t offer his word to the project nevertheless as he would be busy along with his home production ‘Krrish 3’ till October.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

I am scared to point out it to anyone: Aamir

Aamir Khan, who is about to create his TV debut with 'Satyamev Jayate', says he's petrified of reactions and that is why he did not show it to anyone
"I haven't shown it to anyone. i'm scared regarding showing it to anyone. If I show it to somebody and that they do not like it, then my heart can break, " the 47-year-old said on the sets of the TV soap 'Diya aur Bati Hum'.
"I am anticipating might half-dozen and everybody can watch it that day itself, " he added.
'Satyamev Jayate' would continue air simultaneously on DD National and Star and.
Meanwhile, Aamir additionally talked regarding his favorite TV programme.
"I keep in mind there was one programme that we tend to used to look at with enthusiasm. It's Kiran Rao and my favorite TV programme. however it does not come back currently - 'Takeshi's Castle'. Javed Jaffrey's comments used to create it terribly funny, " said Aamir.
When we reminded him that superstar Shah Rukh Khan did one thing similar with 'Zor Ka Jhatka', Aamir said, "No, i have never watched it, however 'Takeshi's Castle' is extremely funny."

Chinta ta ta chita chita-Rowdy Rathore

Rowdy Rathore is an upcoming Bollywood action thriller film directed by Prabhudheva and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali  and Ronnie Screwvala. The film features Akshay Kumar in double role opposite Sonakshi Sinha. It began filming on 10 August 2011, and is scheduled for release on 1 June 2012. The film is a remake of Telugu film Vikramarkudu . It will mark the return of Akshay Kumar in the action genre after 4 years. The trailer of the film revealed on second April and records over 7 lakh views on youtube. Rowdy Rathore satellite rights sold for 45 crores.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Ajay Devgan bulks up for ‘Bol Bachchan’

Ajay Devgan is trying very hard to get into the skin of his character for his bollywood upcoming movieBol Bachchan.’ 
In the Rohit Shetty directed film, Ajay plays a wrestler called Pehalwan Prithviraj Raghuvanshi. According to crew members, since this was the first time Ajay was playing a wrestler, he had taken the challenge too seriously.
The star apparently shocked the unit when he lifted traditional akhada equipment called the Bellam that nearly weighs 50 kilos and is used by Pehalwans for intensive training sessions. Initially Rohit Shetty had kept a light weight for the shoot but the perfectionist that he is, Ajay insisted on using the heavier weight. No wonder after the shot Ajay was called the new 'Hulk' by everyone on the sets.
The 43-year-old actor has been undergoing a tough fitness routine designed by fitness trainer Prashant Sawant for the role. Whether it’s gymming in the morning and evening or working out just before his shots, Ajay is apparently very committed to the routine. He has also been avoiding carbohydrates in his diet to be super fit for the role.
We wonder if good friend and macho man Salman has been impressed by Ajay’s
ripped body!

Delhi Belly to be remade in tamil

If you loved the satire and cynical humour in the 2011 laugh riot ‘Delhi Belly’ then get ready to watch it all over again in Tamil! 
According to the production house, UTV Motion Pictures that the low budget venture made in English, the film will soon be remade in Tamil.
An industry insider said that the Tamil version will be directed by R Kannan who has directed movies such as ‘Jayamkondan’ and ‘Kanden Kadhalai.’ South Indian actor Arya will reportedly essay Imran Khan’s role in the movie, while comedian Santhanam and popular actor Premgi are likely to step into Kunal Roy Kapoor and stand-up comedian Vir Das' shoes. Hansika Motwani and Anjali are being considered for the female leads in the movie. Veteran artiste Nasser will play the thug, originally essayed by Vijay Raaz
According to the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, Siddharth Roy Kapur, the fine storytelling and content of the movie transcended cultural boundaries and therefore would appeal to Tamil audiences as well.
The film will go on the floors on May 7, 2012 in Chennai and is expected to release in January 2013.

Shahid Kapoor’s new woman?

Shahid Kapoor has always had a soft spot for models. Now, if rumours are to be believed, there is yet another stunning foreign expat after Nargis Fakhri who has caught Shahid's attention.
The buzz is that Shahid Kapoor is very fond of glamorous international model Kristina Akheeva. Born to a Russian mother and half-Tajikistani half-Russian father, Kristina used her exotic good looks to become a trained actor and model in Melbourne. 
According to a source, Shahid Kapoor met Kristina at a photo shoot for a popular brand. They bonded really well and headed out for a party accompanied by mutual friends. It is believed that the 31-year-old later took the model to a house party. Incidentally, Kristina was among those who were present at Shahid’s much-talked-about private birthday bash at Goa.  Well, with foreign models like Nargis Fakhri, Angela Jonsson and Amy Jackson wooing Indian actors it seems that the field is going to get very competitive for Indian actresses!

Aamir in a film on AIDS?

Bollywood Superstar Aamir Khan is likely to feature in Priyadarshan's much-awaited film based on AIDS. 
"The project on AIDS is on, but the script is not yet ready... (I had) too many schedules and things to do so couldn't finish the script. I had discussed it with Aamir earlier and that time he wanted to do the film," the director.
The 55-year-old filmmaker has been talking about this project since 2009. It has been learnt that after Priyadarshan wraps up his current project, 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal', he would start work on the untitled AIDS film, which will be without songs, comedy and free of commercial trappings.
"I will complete the script first and approach him (Aamir) again. If he has time he will do it," the National Award winning director said. 
Earlier, filmmakers Revathy and Onir had explored this subject (AIDS) in their films 'Phir Milenge' (2004) and `My Brother Nikhil' (2005), respectively. 
While 'Phir Milenge' had a star-studded cast that included Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Abhishek Bachchan, 'My Brother Nikhil' featured Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla and Purab Kohli. Both films did not have a successful run at the box office but they received critical acclaim.

‘Vicky Donor’ is a hit

It’s a sign that indicates the maturity of the Bollywood cinegoer. John Abraham’s ‘Vicky Donor’, a film about the tricky subject of sperm donation is doing extremely well at the box office. The film, starring VJ-turned-actor Ayushmann Khurrana, Annu Kapoor and Yaami Gautam has garnered around Rs 22 crore so far. Leading trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “’Vicky Donor’ collected between Rs 7 cr and Rs 7.5 cr [early estimates] in Wknd 2, taking the 10-day total to Rs 21.5 to Rs 22 cr nett. Hit." 
Incidentally, while it was thought that the comedy, set in Delhi, would do well only in multiplexes and big cities, what comes as a pleasant surprise is that it is a hit in smaller centres as well. After receiving positive reviews from the critics, 'Vicky Donor' earned Rs 13.40 crore in the opening weekend. Thereafter, word-of-mouth helped it go from strength to strength.
Critics say that the success of this film gells well with the changing status of Indian cinema. It may prompt filmmakers to go for more experimentation and bring taboo topics on screen.

Shamita plans baby shower for Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty, in the ninth month of her pregnancy, is preparing for the party of her life. According to reports, younger sister Shamita is hosting a baby shower for Shilpa at the Kundra residence in Juhu, Mumbai on Thursday, May 3.
Apparently, Shilpa has only been informed about the date and time – 3.30 pm. Shamita is organising everything along with her close friends Kiran Bawa and Rupali Shah. The Shetty sisters’ friends and acquaintances have all been invited including Manyaata Dutt, Krishka Lulla and Raveena Tandon.
The party will not be a godh bharai and is more likely to be a baby shower with men strictly not allowed! Shamita, sources say, has planned a pink and blue theme for the decorations including candles and flowers. 

An excited Shamita said that she wants it to be a ‘surprise’ for Shilpa. “I have never been to a baby shower so we've had to do lots of research. We will be cordoning off the lower section a day before as we don't want Shilpa to know what she'll be doing. She's very curious! This was the only day we could get as she's been traveling because of IPL and her work commitments. It's a very special day for Shilpa. I just want her to have a good time, be treated like princess and be showered with gifts," Shamita told reporters.

Monday, 30 April 2012

The younger Chopra bags a film opposite PC’s ex!

Priyanka Chopra might be at the top of her game but she is facing competition from the place she would have least expected – her own home! Rumour has it that PC isn’t exactly pleased with the way her younger cousin Parineeti has become the toast of the town after her act in ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl’ and the promos of the much-awaited ‘Ishqzaade’ opposite Arjun Kapoor. Apparently, the young lady has bagged yet another big project in the Yash Raj camp with none other than Shahid Kapoor
The film will go on the floors soon and buzz is that this news hasn’t gone down well with Priyanka who has reasons to be upset. One, she has never been a Yash Raj girl despite her years in the industry. Apart from the flop ‘Pyaar Impossible’, Bollywood’s foremost production house hasn’t considered her for any film. However, what perhaps is irking her the most is that Parineeti’s next film is opposite her ex boyfriend Shahid who allegedly isn’t showing much interest in Priyanka either. Insiders say he is recommending Bipasha’s name for Siddharth Anand’s official remake of the Tom Cruise starrer Knight and Day!
Though on the surface all seems well between the cousins, there’s definitely cause for concern. Parineeti recently joked “I feel inferior when standing next to my shapely cousin (Priyanka).” And PC came back with, “I will slap her and throw her into the gym right away!” But besides the superficial camaraderie, Priyanka campers insist that she’s fuming about her cousin’s YRF coup!

Tiger Shroff will be launched by Farhan Akthar and trained by Aamir Khan

Recently, there was much speculation about Tiger Shroff (Jackie and Ayesha’s son) being part of Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Ashiqui 2’. But his parents dismissed these as rumours, while hinting at something else in the offing.
Now it’s official: Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment have lapped up Tiger for a Reema Kagti directed film under their banner. Reema had earlier directed ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd’ for Farhan’s banner and she is also helming the Aamir-starrer ‘Talaash’. Zoya Akhtar and Reema will co-script an action-oriented love story for this star son’s debut! The film is slated to hit the floors by end 2012.
This also puts paid to the rumours that Subhash Ghai (who launched Jackie) would get to do the honours of casting Tiger in the remake of the Jackie starrer Hero. Jackie had even endorsed that “Tiger has it laid out for him. If Subhashji hadn’t given me a break I wonder what would have happened to me.” But obviously Tiger had other plans!
Incidentally, Aamir Khan has taken Tiger under his wing and is said to be training him! The superstar and the newbie apparently hang out together and hit the gym at Aamir’s home. Jackie and Aamir have remained friends ever since they worked together in Rangeela, so Aamir considers Tiger part of his family.

We guess this is one to look forward to: Aamir as coach and Farhan as producer. What more could a Tiger ask for?

It will be Prakash Mehra’s sons’ next after ‘Zanjeer’

Bollywood is clearly running out of ideas. In a year of sequels and remakes, make way for another one – Amitabh Bachchan’s blockbuster hit ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ And the people behind this project are the ones who are reprising another Bachchan hit, ‘Zanjeer’ as well. The late Prakash Mehra’s sons – Sumit, Punit and Amit – who own the worldwide rights to all the films Prakash Mehra’s films are planning to remake most their father’s films and after ‘Zanjeer’, they have zeroed in on this Amitabh-Vinod Khanna-Rekha-Rakhee starrer. 
Then the Mehra boys plan to remake Prakash Mehra's ‘Laawaaris’, ‘Sharaabi’, ‘Namak Halaal’, ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Haath Ki Safaai’.
Talking about his father's blockbuster, Amit said, "What I love about Muqaddar Ka Sikandar is that every protagonist in the film, including Amjad Khan Saab, is a passionate lover. The remake would have to be cast very carefully. We don't have too many actors today who can pull off the role of intense lovers."

However, sources say Amit has already set his eyes on Abhishek Bachchan to reprise the role of the protagonist Sikandar played by his father Amitabh Bachchan in the original.
Casting apart, post Salim Javed's royalty demand for the ‘Zanjeer’ remake, there is a fear in the Mehras' camp about the writer of the original story, Vijay Kaul coming forward to lay a claim on the remake.
Hopefully this time, the brothers will seek more than the writer's blessings before launching the project.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Foreign beauties bombard Bollywood!

Bollywood seems obsessed with foreign beauties! And why not? One after the other, the international beauties seem to keep making a mark. So the list is growing. 

Arab Brazilian model Bruna Abdullah generated quite a buzz with I Hate Love Storys alongside Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor, while Welsh model Lisa Lazarus impressed with Salman Khan in Veer. 

Swedish-Iranian model and dancer Maryam Zakaria got a chance to shake a leg with Kareena Kapoor in Agent Vinod; that too for a mujra number. Half-Sri Lankan half-Malaysian beauty Jacqueline Fernandez has been managing to bag quite a few movies like Housefull, Murder 2, Housefull 2 and even Aladin; co-starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Half-Czech half-Pakistani American fashion model and actress Nargis Fakhri became a sensation of sorts opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar, while South African Playboy model Candice Boucher romanced dashing debutant Sachiin Joshi in Aazaan. 

Not to forget the Uruguayan-Mexican actress and model Barbara Mori who starred opposite Hrithik Roshan in Kites.

That’s not all! There has been another Brazilian model Giselle Monteiro in Love Aaj Kal, Canadian model Mia Uyeda in Blood Money, British-born Amy Jackson in Ekk Deewana Tha, Irish-born British granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, Kiera Chaplin in Chaurahen, Russian model Era Tsariova in Cigarette Ki Tarah and Indian Brazilian model Nathalia Kaur in Department. 
And as if so many foreign beauties weren’t enough, the latest to join the firang-babes bandwagon is the stunningly beautiful half-German half-Indian international model Evelyn Sharma, who has managed to bag more than three movies even before her first release. 

Her impressive line-up includes Manish Tiwary's Issaq opposite Prateik Babbar, veteran filmmaker Pramod Chakravorty's grandson Prateek Chakravorty’s debut film From Sydney With Love, and a pivotal role in Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani; the Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer under Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions. 
So what makes Evelyn so special than all the other hotties? A surprising fact is that the girl has already completed over a hundred assignments in India in the last few months, since migrating here! Plus, inspite of her half-foreign origins, she dubs in Hindi for herself! Way to go girl!