Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Film Bol Bachchan Review

Star cast: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai, Krushna Abhishek, Archana Puransingh;
Directed by Rohit Shetty;

Comedy of errors is amongst one of the most popular and maximum exploited sub-genres in comedy. The humor, particularly, arising out of confusion of mistaken identities has been exploited in Bollywood forever from David Dhawan's Coolie No.1 to Sajid Khan's Housefull series, in more recent times. So when Rohit Shetty, who himself attempted the genre previously in All The Best (his most enjoyable comedy film yet), and who made a brand of himself with the Golmaal trilogy, decides to make another film on similar lines, he revisits the original Golmaal made by Hrishikesh Mukherji, a cult-classic. Hrishikesh Mukherjee would be unable to recognize this version of his comedy 'Golmaal' on which Bol Bachchan is based.
The film casts Abhishek Bachchan in a double role of Abbas and his doppelganger double Abhishek Bachchan. Yes, that's the name given to Abhishek's character when he comes face-to-face with the village head-honcho Ajay Devgn, a kind of benign mukhia who is goofy and rather dumb, so dumb that he actually believes the on-screen Abhishek Bachchan's cock-and-bull story about how his parents named him as such because they were big fans of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan.
So the elderly Utpal Dutt from the original turns much younger and sturdier in the spin-off in the form of Ajay Devgn. While Utpal Dutt approved usage of chaste Hindi, Ajay Devgn is obsessed with the Queen's language and literally translates Hindi adages into English in every second line. Abhishek Bachchan steps into the 'pair' of shoes of Amol Palekar by also posing as his fictitious twin brother. And while Palekar pretended to be a singer in his twin act, Abhishek plays a dancer and revives his sissy act from Dostana - a ploy the makers pull off on the pretext of adapting the classic cinema to contemporary context.
Thankfully the basic story of Bol Bachchan, more or less, follows that of the 1979 Golmaal and so Rohit Shetty's movie has a defined flow, which saves it from wandering pointlessly. Bettering the original would be an unfeasible idea that, perhaps, even Shetty is aware of. So he simply attempts to stay true to the original and keeps the cult scenes and characters untouched. So Archana Puran Singh enacts Dina Pathak's role and poses as the mother (and also her twin sister) and makes the same backdoor entry when the scene demands it.
What Shetty adds of his own is a rival cousin to Devgn who would make for the archetypal villain in the otherwise feel-good story. Their inter-village rivalry reminds of Priyadarshan's Virasat wherein Neeraj Vora reprises his role of a loyal sidekick to the hero. While this setting is nonessential to the plot, it gives enough scope for Shetty to add his brand of aerial action where cars and characters seem always airborne. However the additional track of Ajay Devgn's past love being a look-alike of Asin (who plays Abhishek's sister) doesn't contribute anything to the narrative and was absolutely needless.
Fascinatingly while Hrishikesh Mukherji was a master of simplicity, Rohit Shetty is known for his showiness and elaboration. And that doesn't merely mean his 'full-blown' action sequences. Often he takes things a little too far, which doesn't have hitting-to-the-hilt effect but seems rather exaggerated and backfires. Like Abhishek Bachchan's effeminate dance-act just before the interval seems stretched and Ajay Devgn's nonsense English transliterations, despite being often funny, is so overdone that you lose the semantic punches at several occasions. While giving a tribute to the original, a scene literally has Bachchan and Devgn imitating Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt from Gol Maal without gratifying effect.
However Rohit Shetty takes the most essential cue from Hrishida and doesn't complicate the comedy or make the narrative confusing.
The tongue-in-cheek tribute to the original film is quite often so cocky it makes you wince. Rohit Shetty has stripped away the gentle likable humor of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and replaced it with a raw and ripe humour that takes swipes at anything that comes in the way of the satire.
Bol Bachchan dares to carry its sense of fun to an extreme of playfulness without toppling over into vulgarity. The elderly are often a brunt of ridicule in the plot. But again, no offence meant. Asrani's relationship with his screen-son is truly funny.
However what doesn't work is the enforced action sequences where just to simulate a climax in the trademark Rohit Shetty style, cars leap into the air, buses crash into windows - Shetty's stunts are becoming predictable in their execution. A change is required there.
What works are the performances. Ajay Devgn as the appealing bully is in top form. His mongrelized use of the English language is the cheekiest subversion of the original film's content. In Hrishida's Golmaal Utpal Dutt spoke only the purest form of Hindi.
Abhishek Bachchan pulls off the double role with the right blend of the subtle and the saucy. This is his second movie after Dostana where he has to masquerade as homosexuality.
There is a special word for Abhishek Krushna and Archana Puransingh who provide plenty of chuckles with their comic timing.
Hrishida may not approve. But this is Golmaal without the innocence of those times. And that's the way we like it.
Overall, it is worthy to watch for the admirable performances by star cast.

Katrina is famous because of her boyfriend, says Kareena!

Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaf,
As a part of her script in Heroine, Kareena Kapoor takes a dig on her fellow actress Katrina Kaif, telling he got famous only because of her boyfriend.
In the scene, Kareena while interacting with a media person makes remarks, about how the leading heroine became successful because of her boyfriend in the industry. Not just that. She also mentioned about how the actress’ passport should be checked to identify her real name, age and country of origin.
Rumors have it that in the movie, the lady playing the ‘foreign’ actress is supposed to look like Katrina.
At first, Kareena told no to the scene as she was aware of the later effects. However, director Madhur Bhandarkar convinced her reasoning that several aspiring actresses did come to India to try their luck in films.

Rani Mukherhee and Aditya Chopra are married couple for eight months now?

Rani Mukherhee, Aditya Chopra

Rani Mukherhee, Aditya Chopra

Rani Mukherhee, Aditya Chopra
Rani Mukherjee and Aditya Chopra have always been quite about their relationship, though they’ve been spotted together many times. Now if rumors are to be believed, the two have exchanged rings in a secret wedding ceremony.
It is heard that Rani and Aditya are a wedded couple since Diwali last year. If true, why is it that Rani is keeping her BIG day a top secret???
Well, if made public about the marriage, Rani’s acting career will get affected. Hence the couple has kept it a secret.
Rani Mukherjee will be seen in two big movies this year: Talaash and Aiyya. The couple has decided to break the wedding news only after the release of these films.
Meanwhile, Rani Mukherjee has already made herself comfortable with the Chopra household. She is said to have gifted Adi a luxury Audi A8 W12 worth Rs 1.25 crore, lately. Also, Rani spent her birthday with him. The two freshly went holidaying to London too.
If the marriage news is true, that makes Rani and Adi a married couple for eight months now.

Manisha Koirala’s two-year-long wedding is finally over with Samrat!

Manisha Koirala, Samrat Dalal

Manisha Koirala, Samrat Dalal
Manisha Koirala wedded businessman Samrat Dalal in 2010. Ever since then, her marriage has been rocky and shaky. In fact, the actress had even posted about her sorrowful relationship, on a social networking site. Now, rumors have it that the two-year-long wedding is finally over.
Reveals a friend close to the actress, “Manisha is in Mumbai and happy.”
The friend further adds, “But Manisha still goes to Nepal. After all, her family lives there.” “Certain marriages work out, some don’t. Manisha and Samrat have taken it in their stride,” told the friend.
It is heard that the actress did try her best to keep alive her wedding with Samrat. She actually joined the Oneness University near Chennai, in January, to gather strength to make her wedding work. Unluckily, despite all the efforts, nothing seemed to have worked for the couple.
Manisha will be seen in Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot 2.
We wish the actress all the very best for her new start!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Nargis Fakhri’s angriness with media over dating with Uday episode!

Nargis Fakhri, Uday Chopra
Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri, Uday Chopra,

Nargis Fakhri, Uday Chopra,

Rockstar actress Nargis Fakhri was freshly seen with Uday Chopra at a suburban theater. She was also seen leaving with him in his car, the media went on an overdrive and followed the incident, claiming that Nargis and Uday are the latest couple in B-town. Nargis however lashed out the media on twitter.
She posted ”I’m just wondering if paparazzi can cause epileptic two have a seizure when they sneak up on people and start snapping pics.”
She further posted,”I’m not into comic books but my friend just sent me his new stuff and umm i can’t put it down! It’s awesome.”
Why did Nargis speak out against the paparazzi if it was just the comics?

Anushka Sharma and John Abraham have topped the list of best bikini and beach body!

Anushka Sharma – A best Bikini Girl

Anushka Sharma – A best Bikini Girl

John Abraham – A Best Beach Boy
According to a survey conducted bollywood’s hottest stars Anushka Sharma and John Abraham have topped the list of best bikini and beach body in India while Jessica Alba and David Beckham dominated globally.
The Badmaash Company actress received 11 percent votes to top the list while Sunny Leone from Jism2 and actress Deepika Padukone came in second with 9 percent votes each.
Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu came in third with 7 percent votes each. Actress Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Nargis Fakhri rounded off the top 5 list, told the survey.
In the male celebrities, John swept the poll with 20 percent votes for the best beach body thanks to him showing off sexy body with butt in Dostana.
Hrithik came in second with 17 percent votes while Sallu came third with 7 percent votes. The top 5 was rounded up by Ranveer singh, Ranbeer kapoor and
Arjun rampal.

Kangana Ranaut graces the cover of the Femina – July 2012!

Kareena calls Saif a future husband!

Kareena Kapoor went shy at the launch of the first trailer of her upcoming movie ‘Heroine’ last evening. When asked about her marriage with Saif, Kareena said the press that she would leave it to her fiance Saif Ali Khan to announce the wedding date.
”We should just wait for Saif to give an official announcement on the date. Right now i am focusing on my film,” told Kareena.
She also mentioned that she “intends to work for a very long time”. Her statement is ought to keep her fans pleased, amid reports of her being dropped from ‘Ram leela’, ‘Chennai Express’ and Dharma productions next venture.
Previously Saif Ali Khan said the press in an interview that he will confirm the dates in two months. ”I can’t confirm the date right now. Probably a couple of months down the line, i would speak to you about it. Right now it’s only ‘Cocktail’, and i want to keep my professional and personal life separate,” he told.
Saif and Kareena have been together since 5 years and their marriage date had been confirmed for 0ctober 16th by Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore.
In Febuary, Kareena said that there would be ”no marriage till the end of the year.”
Now everybody has to wait for Saif’s call.

‘Tiger’ will shirtless...again!

Salman Khan has done it again! As everybody knows how he loves going shirtless and showing off his chiseled torso in almost every movie, his fans are going to be in for a real treat as he has now managed to the same in his much awaited film ‘Ek Tha Tiger.’
Even though the movie dint have any scene which required Salman to remove his shirt, Salman approached Aditya Chopra and director Kabir Khan and asked them to add a scene in the film where he could remove his shirt as it has been a trademark for almost all of his movies.
Luckily, director Kabir Khan agreed for a special scene in which Sallu bhai could do so.
‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is a spy movie which revolves around a RAW agent adventures, and is slated to release on the 15th of August.

Saif Ali Khan’s romance with Black swan actress Natalie Portman?

Saif Ali Khan

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman
After flirting pretty ladies Diana Penty and Deepika Padukone in his last movie Cocktail, actor Saif Ali Khan is all set to romance Natalie Portman (Black swan).
Sources reveal that Saif freshly slipped out the beans in an interview that Natalie Portman might be cast opposite him in a romantic movie. However when asked for details, Saif chose not to talk about it and he dint even confirm if the project is a hollywood production or under his own banner, Illuminati films.
The Nawab will be seen in his next movie ‘Race2 and also in ‘Go Goa Gone’, where he will be seen playing a Russian mobster, who also moonlights as a zombie hunter.

Ranbir Kapoor’s court hearing on 27 Aug for smoking case!

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor pleaded guilty, through his lawyers, to charges of smoking publicly during a movie shoot in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district about four months ago and sought exemption from personal appearance in the case, a lawyer told.
Ranbir said a local court that he smoking in a public place was part of the shoot of a movie.
“Harish Vaishanav had approached the court saying that the actor violated the law by smoking publicly. The court issued a summon to the actor May 31. The summon was delivered to his house in Mumbai by police recently,” told advocate K.K. Purohit, who represented the actor in the court Thursday.
“We filed an application pleading guilty to the charges under the Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act and seeking exemption for Kapoor’s personal appearance before the court,” told Purohit.
The court has fixed Aug 27 for the next hearing in the case, he further added.
According to a Rajasthan law, an offender could face maximum imprisonment of six months or a maximum fine of Rs.200 for smoking in public.

Deepika’s ‘Chumma’ for Ranbir Kapoor on Jumma!

Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor

Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor

Big B, Kimi Katkar
The movie “Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani” will have Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone dance to the 80s’ super hit track “Jumma Chumma De De”.
A source tells, “Karan Johar, director Ayaan Mukherjee, Ranbir and Deepika are huge fans of the Big B. It was decided they’d do one of his songs and dance in Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani. The question was which one?”
Ranbir Kapoor is charming and Deepika Padukone is glamorous! Now, keeping this in mind, the makers of the film wanted a peppy, perky and naughty track from the 80s and hence ended up finalizing “Jumma Chumma”. It is heard that the makers have already acquired the rights of the chartbuster.
Now, the question is, will the modern duo recreate the Amitabh Bachchan-Kimi Katkar’s magic or will they have a whole change in their dance moves???

Anushka and Katrina share a good rapport!

Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma
Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma will soon be seen sharing screen space in Yash Chopra’s untitled film, opposite Shahrukh Khan. Despite being equally pretty and talented, and to not forget in a competitive industry like ours, Anushka and Katrina share a good rapport!
Anushka Sharma while talking to reporters in an interview told, “I’m aware she’s (Katrina) a bigger star and I accept it. I think Katrina Kaif’s presence will add credibility to my career.”
The actress also went on to praise Katrina Kaif saying that she (Kats) is a celebrated star and a very hard working girl. Anushka also talked about the non-existing fights that media makes up between two actresses. She finds it useless and irritating, answering such baseless questions.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Shilpa Shetty sheds more than 10kgs to regain her perfect figure for comeback!

Shilpa Shetty, the owner of IPL cricket team Rajastan Royals last sizzled in an item number Shut Up and Bounce in Dostana in 2008, is once again eying a comeback. She recently gave birth to a baby. She paid visit to Sunay Dutt's reality show, Super Fight League (SFL) Challengers. Sanjay happens to be friend of her husband Raj Kundra. She has just shot for a special promo video, only 50 days after giving birth to her son Viaan.

Shilpa put on 19kgs weight sometime back but she shed more than 10kgs to regain her perfect figure. Interacting with the media she tells "The things you have to do for your husband," tells Shilpa with a laugh. "Ideally, I would have taken more time off, but when I saw shots of the new reality show, I loved it. When Raj asked me to be part of the promo, I said, ‘no way, are you mad?’ but I remember we shot it really fast. Since it’s our home production, I had to take time out."

Raj Kundra, her husband tells speaking about SFL Challengers, India’s first action reality show based on mixed martial arts, which kicks off on August 5 says "We will have eight male and eight female fighters living in a boot-camp. At the end of the week, one fighter, who loses in the weekly fight, will be eliminated from the show. Sanju and I have spent a bomb on this project. All the fighters will be trained under expert supervision." Sanjay Dutt has also shot a promo for the show. "On the elimination day, we will also have a Bollywood celebrity on the show. The winners will straightaway get an entry into the SFL in September," further adds Kundra.

Shabana’s bonding with Jaya Bachchan at Airport!

Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi and Jaya Bachchan hardly meet as their busy schedules barely leave them with any time together. But the two actresses got a chance to bond after they were left stranded at London's Heathrow Airport.

Shabana was to fly back to Mumbai from London when her aircraft was struck by lightning, leaving her stranded.

"Luckily the passengers had not boarded when lightning struck our flight. But it triggered off an interminable delay, which would have been unbearable were it not for the company I unexpectedly found," told Shabana.

Luckily for Shabana, Jaya was also due to travel by the same flight.

"It was just providential. I don't know what I'd have done or how I'd have coped I hadn't found Jaya among the stranded co-passengers," said Shabana.

And as they got together, Shabana and Jaya spent the next 24 hours having the most fun time of their lives, until an alternative flight was arranged.

"I just love Jaya's company. She speaks her mind, calls a spade a spade. We spoke about things that we can never discuss in Mumbai. We got the chance to bond, something that we rarely do in Mumbai," Shabana told.

However, Shabana isn't too pleased with the way the London airport handled the crisis.

"We were left unattended for hours. At 11.30 p.m. the counters were closed and at 12 midnight one simply had to leave the airport. It closes down at midnight. Simple," she said.

"It's not an airport crisis that I am likely to forget easily," she further added.

Late Divya Bharati remembers in a film is the Dream?

 Film Dream inspires from Late Divya Bharati life

 Film Dream inspires from Late Divya Bharati life

Director Vikram Sandhu is making a movie titled 'Dream'. Though the director denies that the film is a biopic on the late actress who ended her life at a tender age, he confesses that he is on a mission to find out a star who resembles and is blessed with the looks of the late actress. Divya Bharti shot to fame at a very young age with movies like "Shola Aur Shabnam" and "Deewana". She died at a tender age of 19 in 1993, and the cause of her death remains a clandestine.

Vikram Sandhu's film script revolves around the same subject but he vehemently denies it. He tells "I don't want to say whether it's a biopic or not. All I can say is that it is the story of a young girl who becomes a star at a very young age and also dies at a very young age." He goes on to add "I have never said that the film is a biopic. The media has been saying so. But Divya Bharti has been my all-time favourite actress," he further added.

Currently he is busy casting for his film. Sandhu tells "I am just back in India after auditioning for the leading lady for my film. I have been to London, Italy and Greece to get the perfect actress for my film," When asked whether he is searching for Divya Bharati look alike he said. "Yes, sort of. We want someone who looks like her." Of the film's shooting schedule, he said: "I will finish the shooting in just five months. We are planning to shoot the entire film in India, London and Dubai

Deepika Padukone or Aishwarya Rai to choose India's Next Top Model!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Many reality shows that are catching the attention of viewers are the mere imitation of western reality shows. In the same manner now desi version of America's Next Top Model will soon thrill audiences. The show will be called as India's Next Top Model. Insiders disclose either Deepika Padukone or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be scrutinizing the participants and select the top model of India. Supermodel-producer Tyra Banks in the American show. Big CBS Love, the channel with female-centric programming, will probably air the show by the end of this year.

Network representative Tarun Katiyal confirms the news, telling, "It’s the right time to bring the show to India because the fashion and modelling industry here is huge. After going to so many countries in the world, India was the next obvious destination. If you check out the modelling auditions for the fashion weeks, you’ll know what I mean." He insists that the show will not follow the lines of existing TV competitions like Channel V’s Get Gorgeous and The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl.

"We’ve not had one big show like America’s Next Top Model in India so far. There are some that spot modelling talent, but this one will be the game changer. Hopefully, we’ll find a face that can become India’s answer to ‘the supermodel’ concept of the west."

Katrina Kaif always besides Salman Khan during his bad times!

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan’s relationship is a much talked about topic of the tinsel town these days. They have broken up a year back. But during the shooting of the upcoming film "Ek Tha Tiger" something is unquestionably brewing in between the two ex-flames. Their friendship is rock solid as usual. It was during the Big Boss season 4, when the break-up of Salman and Katrina was made official.

Salman was wounded after the duo decided to call off the relationship and while he was hosting the show, Katrina appeared on the show to promote her movie. He made digs at Katrina, and Katrina clearly broke down a couple of times. But now we see a sea full of changes in situations. During the promotion of ETT, Salman was seen pulling the Barbie doll’s legs number of times, but there was no unpleasantness amongst them. In fact Salman praised Katrina highly for her efforts towards the film.

During the time when Salman was ill, Katrina was always there to take care of him. But Salman Khan won’t be able to act in movies after "Dabangg 2" until and unless he goes under the knife for a critical surgery. Katrina has rescheduled her dates accordingly so that she can be with Salman when his operation takes place.

Likes other Cricketers, Virat Kohli step in bollywood?

Dancer director Prabhu Deva, Virat Kohli

Megastars in their respective fields, cricketer Virat Kohli and actor-director Prabhu Deva got along like a house on fire in Bangkok while they were shooting for an ad together. Chances are they might even join hands for a film.

Kohli, who was initially reluctant to dance, was coaxed by Prabhu Deva to try out some intricate steps for an ad for a shoe brand. The results were so impressive that somewhere down the fun zone the duo recognized during their two-day shoot, the idea of a movie launch for the star-cricketer came up.

And if a source is to be believed, Kohli is not opposed to the idea.

Once Prabhu Deva, who according to Ram Gopal Varma is one of the three most successful Bollywood directors today after Rohit Shetty and Sajid Khan, wraps ups his current commitments, he may plan a launch for Kohli.

Prabhu Deva is presently busy with the launch of Kumar Taurani's son Girish. He is working with him for a remake of his 2005 Telugu hit "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana". The original movie featured Siddharth and Trisha Krishnan.

Bipasha Basu's 'Raaz 3' vs Sunny's 'Jism 2'!

Bipasha Basu, Sunny Leon

"Jism" actress Bipasha Basu and "Jism 2" heroine Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone will share a common platform Aug 3. The trailer of Bipasha's "Raaz 3" is set to be showed with Sunny's Bollywood debut "Jism 2".

Actress-turned-director Pooja Bhatt, who has helmed the sequel of the 2003 film "Jism", said "Yes, On Aug 3, you all will see Bipasha and Sunny together. It was a decision taken together to release the trailer of 'Raaz 3' with 'Jism 2'."

Pooja believes she has chosen a safe release date for her erotic thriller, which also features Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh.

"We have a clean week on Aug 3, and 'Ek Tha Tiger' is coming on Aug 15 and the release of 'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum' was preponed to July 27," she told.

Bipasha's "Raaz 3", a sequel to "Raaz - The Mystery Continues", is directed by Vikram Bhatt. It features Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta too.

Films and Serials promotion is intolerable at Ajmer shrine, says the shrine's dewan!

A day after the dewan (administrator) of the world-famous Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine termed prayers there by Bollywood actors and directors for the success of their movies and serials against Islamic) laws and Sufism, his statement drew strong protest from the shrine's khadims (custodians).

The shrine's dewan, Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, who is also the sajjada nashin (current head) of the Chishti order and claims to be a descendant of the saint, had said in a statement Sunday that prayers by actors, directors, producers and musicians at this 12th century shrine for success of their films and TV serials are "intolerable".

"Singing, dancing, pictures, videos and obscenity are prohibited in Islam. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti has also advised people to stay busy in the prayers for Allah. However, this ideology is not being followed at present in the shrine and prayers are being sought for success of movies and TV soap operas," he told in his statement.

"It is a matter of worry that Islamic scholars and experts of Shariat laws are silent over the issue. The Islamic leaders should express their opinions regarding this freely so that this unholy practice at the shrine could be stopped."

The dewan said that use of a holy place of such religious belief in promoting and advertising commercial activities is wrong.

"The movie producers and directors should refrain from such acts that hurt religious sentiments," he told.

He said that the shooting of movies is prohibited at the shrine for the very reason that it might hurt holiness of this place.

"It has been seen often that movie stars and professionals try to draw the shrine into controversy by their acts. Singer and music director Himesh Reshammiya entering the shrine wearing a burka (veil) despite being a man and actress Katrina Kaif offering prayers wearing 'indecent' cloths are just some of the examples," the dewan told.

Some directors and actors are offering prayers only to promote their movies as they are covered by media when they come here, he further added.

However, the statement has led to a roaring controversy with the khadims, who also claim to be descendants of the saint, saying that the dewan has no right to issue such a statement.

"People come from all over the world with prayers to this shrine. Only khadims have the authority to carry out prayers on behalf of these people. The dewan has no right to issue such a statement," told a khadim.

"He should concentrate on welfare works for the devotees and the shrine rather than issuing such statement," the khadim further added.

The marble-domed tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, located 145 km from Jaipur, in the middle of Ajmer's walled city area, attracts a huge mass of people from all over the world who come here with an ardent wish and a prayer on their lips.

Top cine stars, producers, directors and music directors including Shah Rukh Khan, Katarina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, A. R. Rahman and Ekta Kapoor visit the shrine frequently to offer prayers and seek success of their movies and TV serials.

The tomb is located at the centre of a courtyard and is surrounded by a marble platform. It is believed that the remains of the Sufi saint, also known as Khwaja Garib Nawaz, lie buried at the shrine.