Friday, October 19, 2007

Marriage on the cards for Rani Mukherjee?

Tinsel town is abuzz with talks that Rani Mukherjee will marry early next year.For more than a year now, Rani Mukherjee has been linked with Yashraj Films’ honcho Aditya Chopra . Many times the news of their imminent wedding has made headlines in media but the two proved all speculation wrong.
Now, one more time, B-town is awash with rumours about their marriage. It
is being reported that Rani and Aditya will tie the knot on February 10 next year. Sources are quoted as saying that the wedding was truly on this time.The marriage ceremony will reportedly take place at Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur. It is learnt that a venue outside Mumbai has been deliberately chosen to keep media at bay.Well, given Rani’s present Bollywood commitments, the wedding date of Feb 10, 2008, looks plausible. Rani is presently working in Kunal Kohli’s next movie (with Saif Ali Khan and Amisha Patel ) and the shooting is likely to continue till December this year. After that one month would be sufficient to prepare for the wedding in February.And since Rani hasn’t signed any other film except Kunal’s, she is expected to take a break from Bollywood early next year – possibly for her honeymoon.

Deepika Padukone gets special invite from M S Dhoni?

The skipper of the Indian cricket team seems to have some fondness for Ms Padukone.It is no secret that Jharkhand boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become a heartthrob of millions in India. But the man himself is rumoured to have been struck by the beauty and charm of actress Deepika Padukone , who makes her debut in Om Shanti Om .
Grapevine has it that Dhoni has given a special invite to Ms Padukone for the Indian team’s Twenty20 match with Australia on Saturday.Deepika is expected to watch the game at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium along with some of her close friends.It may be recalled that the ‘Om Shanti Om’ hero Shah Rukh Khan was in South Africa to cheer team India in the T20 world cup finals against Pakistan.Deepika doesn’t wish to come clean on questions regarding Dhoni. She says if she goes to see the T20 match on Saturday, it would not be for an individual, but “for the entire team”.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Rani Mukherjee's Exclusive Interview

The collaboration between Rani Mukherjee and Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been more than fortunate. Black went on to bag almost every award imaginable. Now once again Rani has joined hands with Bhansali for Saawariya. Giving Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor the lead to be the stars of this potential blockbuster, Rani speaks about Bhansali’s new discoveries.

How good a prospect is it to be launched by Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

It’s a blessing for Ranbir and Sonam to be launched by Sanjay not only because he’s a big director, but because he gives so much time to groom them and to help them grow as actors. He’s really... really special and Ranbir and Sonam are blessed to have been launched under their banner.

How does it feel to be working with Ranbir and Sonam?

For me working with Ranbir and Sonam is different because I’ve known them from before. I’ve seen both Sonam and Ranbir literally groom before me while they were assisting Sanjay on the making of Black .

Do you think they’ll make an impact on Bollywood?

I think both of them are going to create a stir. If I have to say something about Ranbir – he’s going to have a great female following. Ranbir has a unique, special nice style of dance. Sonam looks so beautiful and I think that she’s got Anil and Sunita’s good qualities. She’s going to have a tremendous male following. Both of them are going to be the biggest stars in Indian cinema.

This isn’t the first time you’ve interacted with the two

Yes, the difference is that while I did Black, Ranbir and Sonam were behind the camera and now they’re with makeup and costumes. As individuals they were the same since then. They were nervous while facing the camera and they were nervous even in front of me. So I would joke around them and try making them at ease. But because they have such a great guide – in the form of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, they don’t need anything else.

Do you think you and Salman might overshadow the newcomers?

No ways.Our presence in the film is because Sanjay wanted us and we love Sanjay. I think me and Salman are going to get overshadowed in the film.

You and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have worked before...

For me Sanjay will always be special. He’s my friend and the relationship we have while working and the rapport we’ve created while working together continues. I hope we work more in the future

Ash, Sush, Bipasha: Celebrating Beauty

Ashwarya Rai Bachchan is Exquisite…

Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World title in 1994 and made her film debut three years later with Mani Ratnam's Iruvar. Her first critical and commercial success however came only in 1999 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. This was followed by Devdas. She has to her credit Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and English films. She also made it to the list of the World's 100 most influential people by the Time Magazine, and in 2003 made it to the cover of the international publication. She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and has also been featured on Oprah's Women Across The Globe. Today considered to be a regular at the Cannes Film Festival, Ash made it to Madame Tussauds in October 2004. It was then itself that her first international film, Bride & Prejudice hit the theatres. Today, Ash is the most popular Indian actress, and having got married into the Bachchan family has only strengthened her 'brand name'. The actress is also currently shooting for the Pink Panther series in Boston.Some other films that got her critical acclaim are: Taal, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Chokher Bali, The Mistress of Spices, Dhoom 2, Guru, Provoked

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Ajay Devgan Is Back

Ajay Devgan hasn’t been very accessible in the last one month. After all he was busy as hell with his directorial venture, U Me Aur Hum. But now things are different. Ajay’s film is almost complete and will soon enter the post production stage.
The actor has returned on the scene now and is completing some unfinished business prior endorsement commitments et al. So it’s not going to be long before you see AD living up to his initials, doing ‘ads’ and stuff

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

For Rani 'Laaga Chunri...' is like a Bengali film

Rani Mukerji, who is currently shooting with Pradeep Sarkar for 'Laaga
Chunri Mein Daag', which is about a woman who stumbles into prostitution
for her family's sake, feels like she's doing a Bengali film. 'We're all Bongs here - from Pradeepda and his wife to Jayaji (Jaya Bachchan) and Konkona (Sen Sharma). All you'll hear on the sets is a loud babble of Bengali voices. We're constantly jabbering in Bengali and
cracking up at our own jokes. If you enter the set you'll feel it's a Bengali film,'
Rani told. In fact, the one outsider is Kunal Kapoor, whom the two girls constantly
torment by talking in Bengali. 'It's so cute, really. Pradeepda and his unit treat me like a family member.
The entire day we're laughing and cracking up at our own jokes. Shooting is always fun. But this time it's something else,' Rani said. Isn't the bonding over a few schedules too little time to be treated as family members? 'No. It's not as though I got to know Pradeepda only in this film. I've done many ads with him. I'm fortune that I'm now doing a feature film with him. He has a stunning eye for detail. The other unit where I had fun right through is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Saawariya'.' She added: 'Whether it is Pradeepda or Sanjay, I love my directors. People who are part of my life would never ever disrespect me or my family, or I theirs.'

Monday, October 1, 2007

Abhishek Bachchan working hard on his physique

Abhishek Bachchan has been hitting the gym with a vengeance. Post his extended honeymoon, AB junior now wants to look better. The actor wants to shed 15 kilos and embrace a healthier lifestyle, inform his close friends.Apparently, he is already being careful about his food habits. Sources say, Abhishek, who has always been a big foodie has been keeping a watch on what he eats.An industry insider reveals, Shah Rukh, in his new body beautiful avatar, has prompted everybody in Bollywood to get into shape.Abhishek however, cannot be blamed entirely for his lagging fitness.The actor had to put on excess weight for Mani Ratnam ’s Guru . Immediately afterwards, he got busy with his wedding preparations followed by the celebrations.Of late, Abhishek has been complaining about his body and that is when a friend of his recommended him to join a gym and follow a diet.So don’t be surprised if you see a leaner and fitter AB junior in the coming days.