Thursday, August 14, 2008

Katrina wears sari in Egypt

Singh is Kinng

Remember "Suraj hua madham" from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham shot at the breathtaking locales of Egypt on Shahrukh Khan and Kajol? What about it? Well director Anees Bazmee has shot a romantic song at the same location with Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif for his forthcoming flick Singh Is Kinng. What's noteworthy is that this is for the first time that Katrina has shot an entire a song wearing a sari.

A source close to the actress, 'All popular songs that Katrina has done so far in her films have either had her in casual or formal wear, this is for the first time that she shot a song in a sari.'

For Katrina, shooting a song wearing a sari was an experience she will never forget! ''I thoroughly loved it! A sari makes a woman look so graceful and feminine.''

Katrina adds, 'Anees Bazmee was very clear that he wanted me to have an Indian look for the song. And what can make me look more Indian than a sari! Also, the song is Akshay's imagination of me and him dancing in the mysterious locales of Egypt. Manish Malhotra is the designer of my spectacular saris. This is for the first time that Manish has designed a costume for me. And his creations are just wonderful!'

Shilpa proved her detractors wrong

Shilpa Shetty

Nothing succeeds like Success for Shilpa. Yes, Shilpa Shetty's new found success has wiped the smile off her detractors' face.

In fact, the last four years have been extremely lucky for Shilpa. The actress won the Big Brother reality show. She beat top celebrities that too under circumstances where the chances of winning were slim. There was no looking back after that. Shilpa's victory at the Big Brother reality show opened new doors and avenues for her. She was instantly roped in for the lead in London's Broadway play that broke all box-office records.

Besides material success, there was spiritual progress too. Shilpa became the first Indian actress to start her own Yoga DVD to share the benefits of age old Indian therapy and its healing powers with all the people of the world.

Back to Mumbai from London, Shilpa flagged off her production banner S2 stands for but of course, Shilpa Shetty, much to the envy of her rivals. The actress is all set to launch her production's first venture and which is expected to hit the floors soon.

Nothing succeeds like success they say and the adage seems absolutely apt for Shilpa!

Katrina doesn't want to talk about Salman


World's sexiest woman Katrina Kaif is not at all feeling sexy these days. The reason being that whenever, wherever she goes, she's just been asked to comment on the famous Shahrukh Khan - Salman Khan spat so that the news channels get a good piece of information and poor Katrina gets into trouble.

Katrina, who became sandwich between Salman and SRK, is now finding hard to cope up because the 'Two Khans' have almost disappeared after the incident and left the poor Sandwich girl to handle the media all by herself.

At a recently held press conference, Katrina was yelling at one of the reporters saying that she is haunted by this question wherever she goes. Katrina has now made it clear that from now onwards she will only answer professional question and no more of Salman - SRK spat to be asked to her. She expresses her desire not to talk about Salman Khan at all.

For the sake of saving her professional career this hot babe surely have a reason to react in a hot mood towards media after been kicked out by Shahrukh from Temptation Reloaded tour.

Shilpa Shetty makes TV debut with Bigg Boss E-mail

Shilpa Shetty hosts Big Boss Season 2

Mumbai (ANI): Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is all set to make television debut as a host with a reality television show Bigg Boss. The show Bigg Boss is India's take on the reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother. The announcement that 33-year-old actress had agreed to host the second season of the reality show was made at a party hosted by newly launched television channel Colors on Wednesday. The reality show Bigg Boss requires a set of celebrities unknown to each other aiming to stay under one roof for 85 days without accompaniments of normal life. In January last year, Shetty beat 13 Celebrity Big Brother contestants, including television personality Jade Goody and some other housemates whose treatment of Shetty generated thousands of complaints, dominated headlines and even prompted a sponsor of the show to pull out.

Speaking to the media about her participation in Celebrity Big Brother show Shilpa said, "I went (to participate in Big Brother) with a mindset that I have nothing to fear and what''s the big deal, whole life I have been an actress and I have been in front of the cameras and I have nothing to hide. Honestly I also felt that I''ll be eliminated in the first round and I still lasted I don''t know how. But I feel being in Big Brother house teaches you a lot."

However, about her television debut Shilpa added, "See I will be able to empathize with the people in the house better because I have been through the experience and I know what they will be going through at that point of time. So I think it will be easier for me to relate to them and we are all human beings so I think I''m going to try and make it (hosting of the Bigg Boss show) entertaining with a human touch."

The Indian version Bigg Boss, which was first aired on popular Indian channel in November 2006, follows the international format of the reality TV show. Participants from Bollywood and television industry spend several days cooped up in a specially designed house under 24-hour surveillance, with no access to telephones or television. Each week, one of them was voted out and Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi hosted the first season of this show. Second season of the reality show Bigg Boss would premiere on a private channel in August this year.

The perfect contract for Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood, Aamir Khan was given a 25 page contract while signing the film Three Idiots. The meticulous actor was surprised by such detailing gone into the contract.

Aamir is known for being very finicky when it comes to clauses in a film contract. But he was left stumped when producer of 3 Idiots Vidhu Vinod Chopra went to him along with th director of the film, Rajkumar Hirani (of the Munna Bhai series fame) with the film's contract. Aamir it is learnt didn't have any apprehensions about the contract clauses mentioned in such finely detailed manner. That including a special clause that clearly stated that he must not interfere in the filmmaking process. Now everyone knows how Aamir Khan gets involved during the making of the film and can't resist giving a tip or two or his valuable suggestions to the filmmakers which at times are accepted and if not then how it leads to tension on his film's sets. Chopra and Hirani seem to have played a smart card by clearing this out once and for all well in advance with Aamir! But, Aamir didn't have any complaints this time and he signed the contract without any hassles bringing a sigh of relief on both Chopra and Hirani's faces. 3 Idiots stars Aamir Khan along with Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani. Based on the best seller by Chetan Bhagat, Five Point Somone, 3 Idiots tells the story of three IIT graduates played by Aamir, Maddy and Sharman respectively. The principal shooting of the film has begun recently along with the supporting cast of the film. Aamir, Sharman and Madhavan shall join the team in early September. The film is scheduled to be shot in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Ladakh and is expected to be wrapped up by December 2008. Music has been given by Shantanu Moitra and lyricist of the film is Swanand Kirkire.

Padosan remake to finally take off with Sanjay, Ritesh and Paresh

Sunjay Dutt in Padosan remake

There were reports few weeks back that the remake of the evergreen musical comedy Padosan was stalled forever. Sanjay Dutt had been signed on for playing not his father, late actor Sunil Dutt's role in the original but that Kishore Kumar. Ritesh Deshmukh was finalised for Sunil Dutt's role and Paresh Rawal in Mehmood's role. The film had got stuck even before taking off after Sanjay Dutt's date dairy bungled up.

But now according to our sources, Sanjay Dutt has given the makers a go ahead and the shooting is about to commence from early 2009. Neeraj Vora shall be writing and directing this remake. But the only glitch now remains is finding a suitable lead actress to reprise the role of sensous Saira Banu. There have been a few top names discussed but again their date problem is being a hurdle. The makers are considering Mallika Sherawat for the part, but she hasn't been formally approached as of yet. It would definately be a laugh riot to watch out for what with Ritesh playing the simpleton Bhola madly in love with his Bindoo. His music teacher friend, played by Sanjay Dutt teaching him ways to win her heart. But with a mighty opposition like the South Indian music teacher of hers played by Paresh Rawal.

Hattrick- Shahid Kapoor's three back to back hits

Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor sure has reason to celebrate.

And that's why.. Shahid, who rarely sticks around at parties, was seen having a ball of a time till wee hours at a bash thrown by producer Ramesh Taurani.

Taurani threw an impromptu informal get together at his home recently. It was the producer's way of thanking the cast and crew of Kismat Konnection for giving their best for the film that had opened to full houses in all multiplexes and theatres. The party was on in full swing when Ahmed Khan, to add some more josh to the bash, told the DJ to play the Kismat Konnection songs.

And the crowd just went berserk when the DJ played the hit Aye paapi number. It was here that the unit members attempted to pull Shahid on to the dance floor but the shy Shahid refused. Ahmed Khan intervened and dragged Shahid who finally relented. Ahmed danced with Shahid initially. But as Shahid began getting more and more engrossed in the Justin Timberlake dance steps, Ahmed quietly walked out leaving Shahid to himself. And boy! Shahid was so absorbed that he did not even notice Ahmed's absence and had the entire audience in attention.

Producer Ramesh Taurani confirmed that Shahid did dance to Aye paapi at the informal do held at his place. "Shahid is not a party person. He comes like a breeze and whisks away like breeze. But at this bash he was the there till the very end. Shahid enjoyed dancing to the Aye paapi number."

With lady luck showering her affection, Shahid is enjoying every bit of his success. After all he is the only actor to have had three back-to-back hits viz, Vivah, Jab We Met and now Kismat Konnection. Shahid ki to kismet khul gayi yaar! What say!

Maan Gaye Moghall-E-Azam release postponed?

Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam

The famous industry statement, 'Fortunes change every Friday' holds perfectly true in case of Mallika Sherawat. She was flying high almost taking it for granted that her new release Ugly Aur Pagli having her in solo lead would become a hit at the box office. But all her hopes came crashing down on the release date itself when the film opened poorly. Its target audience, the multiplex going public gave the film a complete cold shoulder. The makers of her next release, Maan Gaye Moghall-E-Azam, had not finalised the price deal for selling their film but had already gone ahead in announcing 22nd August as their film's release date. They were expecting Ugly Aur Pagli to do well so that they could extract better terms and conditions from distributors and make more profit but that was not meant to be. They are left cursing their luck as suddenly with the flopping of Ugly Aur Pagli, MGMA is no longer looking exciting for buyers. The price offered to the makers of MGMA is very low now and perhaps they might have to end up compromising on what is being offered. Had they sold off their film before the release of Ugly Aur Pagli they would have got a much better price. But greed knows no bounds in Bollywood. There are chances now that the film might get postponed by one week.

As also the multiplexes were in a fix as to where can they slot the upcoming Mallika starrer as on the same date (22nd Aug) more films of varied genres such as C-Kkompany, Mumbai Meri Jaan and Phoonk are releasing too! Plus there is expected a huge response to films like Singh Is Kinng, Bachna Ae Haseeno and God Tussi Great Ho, all of which big budget extravaganzas.

Shahid Kapoor's real Kismat Konnection

Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor during the making of his debut film Ishq Vishq (2003) had got himself injured during first schedule of the film itself. This romantic musical directed by Ken Ghosh went on to become a big success. Shahid too went on to win many Best Debut Male category awards at various Awards functions. When the same team of Shahid Kapoor - Ken Ghosh came back together for the second time for Fida (2005) again during the first schedule of the film, Shahid got injured. The film got together Shahid - Kareena Kapoor for the first time. It was on the sets of this very film itself that the couple ended up coming closer and even before the shooting of the film would be complete they were into a relationship.

Now as Shahid and Ken Ghosh have come for the third time together Shahid has ended up injuring himself one more time on the sets of their latest film together tentatively titled, Yahoo. The makers are already rejoicing saying an injury on the sets for Shahid's film directed by Ken Ghosh is definately a lucky sign! When Shahid got injured for the first time on Ken's film's sets his film Ishq Vishq went on to become a super hit. Second time, he got Kareena Kapoor as a girl friend and now as he has completed his hat-trick of getting injured the success of this film is bound to happen!

Well truely, there seems to be some Kismat Konnection with the injury prone Shahid!

Secret of Kareena and Ileana's beauty

Kareen Kapoor and Ileana are two of the most beautiful women in the film industry today. The two do not do anything specific to keep their figure in shape. Kareena revealed that she eats mini meals at regular intervals and eats up to eight times in a day. She also does yoga twice every day. Ileana does not follow any particular diet regimen but she does not have a sweet tooth. Otherwise she eats just bout everything. Ileana attributes the secret of her good looks to her mother. She says that she got her good looks from her mother. She lso goes to the gym whenever she finds the time.