Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Deepika competes with herself on Dusshera?

If all goes as planned, Dussehra 2013 will see the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial Ram Leela, headlining Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
It is heard that SRK is planning to block next year’s Dusshera for his ‘Chennai Express’. Buzz has it that the actor had to postpone the film’s release from Eid to Dusshera, so as to avoid clashes with his competitor Salman Khan’s untitled film. What’s interesting is that If ‘Chennai Express’ too releases on Dusshera, Deepika Padukone will have to compete wit herself as she is the leading lading in both the movies.
However, nothing is confirmed yet and an official statement is being awaited from both, Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The year 2013 looks promising as other festive big releases include Akshay Kumar’s gangster film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai on Eid weekend on August 8, along with Salman’s newest with brother Sohail Khan, Hrithik Roshan- Priyanka Chopra- Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut ‘Krrish 3 on November 3, 2013 and Aamir-Anushka’s ‘P. K’ on Christmas, December 25, 2013.
In the meantime, ‘Ram Leela’ is presently under production. The film’s promotional plans are already being set up by Bhansali and promotions will being from August next year.

Salman Khan breaks his rules for doing more films!

Salman Khan gives up his strategy of working on one movie at a time and has determined to do multiple films in future. The actor is presently working on Dabangg 2, which will hit theaters this December. Soon after that, the superstar will begin shooting for Boney Kapoor’s ‘No Entry Mein Entry’ and Boney and Prabhu Deva’s Wanted 2.
“It’s too early to talk about the project. Salman is a very close friend. He stood by me in the most difficult times. Now, when by the grace of God I am doing well again, I’m doing two films with him,” tells Boney.
While ‘No Entry Mein Entry’ is the sequel to ‘No Entry’, a 2005 film, ‘Wanted 2 will have an original script.
A source reveals, “Boney, Prabhu and Salman are working on an original script for the film as Salman is tired of working in remakes. Both his home productions, Dabangg 2 and Sher Khan, are original films.”
Prabhu is fully ready for Wanted 2 with an original script.
“I am all for Wanted 2. It’s up to Boney and Salman when they want to do it,” told Prabhu.
Dissimilar to reports, Salman will not be working brother Sohail’s production project, which is supposedly a South remake.

Hrithik is India’s best superhero and I am his girlfriend: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra, who is as of now one of the best actress in the industry is on a city tour to promote herd debut single ‘In My City’. She chose to go to New Delhi first, where she is all set to go club-hopping as she will DJ across some of Delhi’s best pubs.
Priyanka received an unbelievable response in the capital. She told, “I feel like a new comer and I just hope the response remains the same for my album.”
Talking about her last film Barfi!, which has also been nominated for the Oscars, Priyanka told, “I have my saree and jewellery ready for the red carpet. Just need to think about the clutch and shoes for the big Oscar night if we get to the final nominations.”
As of Now Priyanka just finished shooting for Krrish 3, she told, “Hrithik is India’s best superhero and I am his girlfriend what more can I say.” She also mentioned that how she would love to spend time with her family during Christmas…” I want time with my family since I have been living out of suitcases.”
Priyanka Chopra will next be seen in Zanjeer followed by Gunday. She will also perform live in Dubai with Salman Khan.

Now Aishwarya Rai is ‘Bemisal’ for Karan Johar!

Aishwarya Rai and Karan Johar
If news is to be believed, Karan Johar is all set to remake Amitabh Bachchan’s Bemisal, a 1982 classic, with Aishwarya Rai. The original movie starred Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee and Vinod Mehra in the lead roles. The movie is all about loyalty, sacrifice and revenge and is remembered for RD Burman’s music, and off course, its strong star cast.
A source discloses, “Karan has been thinking about casting Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play Rakhee’s character from the original. In fact, he is in talks with Aishwarya. She has been away from films for a while (she last acted in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish, 2010), and we haven’t heard of a conformation yet from her end. But if all goes well, we will hopefully see her return to the big screen with this.”
Earlier too, Karan had remade Amitabh Bachchan’s 1990s Agneepath with Hrithik and the movie was a blockbuster.
It is heard that, Amitabh and Jaya’s 1973s ‘Abhimaan’ was to be remade with Aish and Abhi doing the leads. However, the movie never materialized.
If ‘Bemisal’ materializes, this will mark the return of Aishwarya Rai after 3 years, post motherhood.
In the meantime, if you’ve noticed, all of Amitabh Bachchan’s past film have been bagged by Priyanka Chopra, including Don, Agneepath and the currently under production Zanjeer (1973) remake.

Kareena Kapoor becomes ‘Fevicol’ for ‘Dabangg 2′!

She won million hearts with her smoldering ‘Halkat Jawani’ act in Heroine. Now, the newly wedded Kareena Kapoor is all set to take item numbers to a different level with her next item in Salman Khan’s Dabangg 2. Reportedly, the song is titled ‘Fevicol’.
As reported previously, Kareena has a packed schedule post wedding. The actress is back in Mumbai and Dabangg 2s item song will be her first work post all the marriage celebrations.
It is heard that, in order to stay fit and in shape, Bebo starved herself off her marriage treats.
While Mrs Khan is back to work already, we hear that Saif will resume work post Diwali. He will be filming for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullet Raja.
In the meantime, on Tuesday evening, Salman Khan was seen discussing the film’s action sequences with choreographer-turned-filmmaker Prabhu Dheva.
A source tells, “Prabhu and Salman were having fun catching up on films. Salman was discussing Dabangg 2s action sequences with Prabhu and wholeheartedly taking his inputs. They are both very enthusiastic about the action genre. Possibly that’s the reason they were so animated while talking about stunts. And perhaps this common interest made Wanted such as hit. The film’s action scenes were also lauded.”
The duo joined hands together for the first time way back in 2009, with their blockbuster film ‘Wanted’.
Dabangg 2 is set to release on December 21.

Vidya Balan is a sexy Punjabi housewife?

For ‘The Dirty Picture’ Vidya Balan gained a whopping 12 kgs and now, the actress has been asked by director Raj Kumar Gupta to retain her curves for his forthcoming film Ghanchakkar, in which Vidya Balan will play the role of a sexy Punjabi housewife.
It was a little difficult to convince Viday as she wanted to get rid of those extra pounds soon after the release of ‘The Dirty Picture’. The actress maintained the same voluptuous figure for ‘Kahaani’, too.
“It took some amount of persuasion. She plays a flamboyant Punjabi housewife in Ghanchakkar. So it only makes sense if she retains the weight (from TDP and Kahaani) in my film too,” Gupta told.
Ms Balan will be cast opposite Emraan Hashmi and will essay the role of a seductive and very curvy home maker. The actress, with her film Ghanchakkar, is all set to put an end to the wrong notion that “housewives are boring”.
Well, if you thought, housewives are ungroomed personalities, with unkempt hair and shabbily dressed, well, then Vidya is all set to surprise you.
“Ghanchakkar” is a sequel to the 2006-hit “Pyaar Ke Side Effects”, which starred Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat.

Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha will play in front of Big B for SOS!

After promoting their forthcoming movie Son Of Sardar on Bigg Boss, Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha are all set to appear on KBC. It seems that, Sonakshi and Ajay have decided to donate whatever amount they win to Salman Khan’s charitable foundation Being Human.
Amitabh Bachchan, will soon be seen quizzing the two actors from SOS.
Ajay and Sonakshi will come to promote their upcoming film Son Of Sardaar (SOS) on the sets of the game show. Directed by Ashwni Dhir, “Son Of Sardaar” will release on November 13.
Amitabh too, is thrilled about this special episode. He posted on his blog, “And as you can see had the lead pair of ? Son of Sardar?  their newest film on release – Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha?s, who came over to play for Salman Khan’s charity Being Human at KBC ? and Sonakshi teaching us a few elementary dance moves from the film…,”
The episode will be aired on Nov 18.

Chetan Bhagat’s debut as screenplay writer with Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’!

Chetan Bhagat, India’s best selling author is all set to makes his debut as a screenplay writer with Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’. A remake of 2009 Telugu super hit film with the same name, Kick will be produced-directed by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Seemingly, the film’s rights have been acquired by the film maker and Chetan Bhagat has been roped in to modify the script.
Bhagat himself verified his screenplay debut.
“Happy to share with you that I’ll be writing the screenplay of ‘Kick’ starring Salman Khan and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala. Kick is a about a guy who lives life only for his kicks, a powerful concept and a perfect recipe for a Salman-Nadiadwala blockbuster. Have known both Salman and Sajid Nadiadwala for a while and been wanting to work with them. Couldn’t have asked for a better screenplay debut,” Bhagat posted.
The writer also further added, “Will be adapting Kick from original Telugu super hit, with fair amount of changes as well. Huge expectations need all ur support! Thanks!”

I want to give my husband Yashji an unforgettable farewell: Pam Chopra

Pam Chopra

Pam Chopra, wife of late Yash Choprahas seemingly planned a grand premiere for his last movie, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
Making it official, Mrs Chopra revealed to the media that the YRF family has decided to pay a special tribute to Yashji and will host a grand premiere for his last film.
She told, “I want to give my husband an unforgettable farewell. Accordingly, we have decided to have a grand premiere for his ultimate film, JAB TAK HAI JAAN, exactly the way he wanted it. This is a fitting tribute to a man who would have had it no other way. I have asked my sons Aditya and Uday to go ahead with all the preparations. This premiere is our way of celebrating his memorable life, rather than mourning it”.
If all goes as planned, the premier is most likely to happen on 12 November, a day before the movie releases in theatres.

Bollywood remembers Comedy King Jaspal Bhatti!

Jaspal Bhatti, actor and comedian who touched a chord with the masses with his witty take on social problems and highlighted problems of common man, died in a road accident yesterday, 25 October. His car rammed into a roadside tree in the wee hours of Thursday. The actor was rushed to a hospital and was declared brought dead on arrival, by the doctors. Jaspal Bhatti is survived by his wife Savita, son Jasraj Bhatti, and daughter, Raabiya Bhatti.
The 57-year-old actor was going to Jalandhar to promote his movie ‘Power Cut’. Apparently, Bhatti’s son Jasraj was driving. The film’s actress Surilie Gautam was in the car too. Both Surilie Gautam and Jasraj were injured, too.
‘Power Cut’, was slated to release this Friday.
Talking about Bhatti’s work, ‘Flop Show’, a low-budget comedy program, in the early 90s, brought Jaspal Bhatti to fame. After that, the much loved actor worked in a number of shows and also made movies in Punjabi. Bhatti, is maybe the most famous Sikh comedian, who acted in several Bollywood movies, too.
Taking to Social Media, Bollywood Celebes expressed their grief over Bhatti’s tragic death.
Riteish Deshmukh: RIP JASPAL BHATTI- one of the first ppl to entertain audience with his political satires. Condolences to the family- a big n untimely loss.
Arshad Warsi: In a very tragic accident we have lost yet another good soul.. RIP Mr Jaspal Bhatti
Neha Dhupia: “Thank you for all the laughs sir … RIP Jaspal Bhatti Ji .”
Sonu Sood: RIP Jaspal Bhatti will always be missed.
Sophie Choudry: Just drove past the Jaspal Bhatti acting school in Chandigarh. Log chale jaatein hain. Their legacy remains. Tku 4 the laughs! RIP Jaspalji
Vishal Dadlani: Goodbye, Jaspal Bhatti. So few can be satirical, topical, intelligent and yet roaringly popular. RIP.
Mini Mathur: Oh no!! RIP Jaspal Bhatti. What’s happening god???!!!
Punit Malhotra: Remember watching The Flop Show innumerable times as a kid… Truly one of India’s leading comedy men!!! RIP Jaspal Bhatti.
Shreya Ghoshal: R.I.P. Jaspal Bhatti.
Jaspal Bhatti was cremated on Thursday evening and his pyre was lit by his son Jasraj.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

No Khan surname for Kareena Kapoor!

Even before Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor tied the knot, there were speculations about people wondering if Kareena Kapoor will change her surname or just leave it as Kapoor. But all this rumors at last came to an end at the music launch of her forthcoming movie Talaash, where director Reema Kagti cleared all doubts saying that Kareena would retain her maiden name
Kareena Kapoor’s name in the credits of TALAASH will be written as only Kareena Kapoor.
Talaash is a forthcoming crime thriller staring Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor. The movie is directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Aamir Khan. The movie is all set to hit screens on November 30.

Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone come together for Indian Badminton!

If all goes well, Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone may get together to launch the Indian Badminton League (IBL), with Aamir as brand ambassador and Deepika as franchisee owner. According to a source, The IBL has approached the actors for their active participation. Sunil Gavaskar might also be approached.
A source reveals, “Aamir is known to be an avid badminton fan and has always encouraged Saina (Nehwal), while Deepika not only carries the famous Padukone surname but was a state-level player herself.”
Badminton has always been very close to Deepika. The game runs in her blood, with her dad being one of the best players so far. He is now the adviser to the IBL governing council. Even her grandfather, Ramesh Padukone was thorough with the game and was the secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association for many years.
Meanwhile, the leggy lass is preparing very hard for her upcoming film ‘Ram Leela’, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The actress will be flaunting a ‘desi avatar’ and will wearing ‘ghagra-choli’, through out the film. She plays a Gujarati girl and is paired opposite Ranverr Singh.
This is one of the reasons why Deepika is seen decked up in traditional wear, quite often these days.

Esha Gupta likes hard hitting movie concepts!

Esha Gupta who is having an astonishing phase in her career, after working in two super hit movies, says that she is happy with how filmmakers are adapting to new idea and concepts.
Esha told, “Bollywood is now changing a lot and not because of the filmmakers, but because of the audience who have started accepting such (unconventional) movies and it is very good because they have it in the West for a while.”
Talking about her latest movie Chakravyuh, where she will play the role of a cop, she said that Chakravyuh is a hard hitting movie
“Considering it was Prakash Jha, I knew it would be a hard-hitting movie and I was prepared for that. It was a great opportunity for me,” she told.
When asked weather she wants to do Woman Centered roles, Esha told, “If it comes my way, I will do it. But it also depends a lot on filmmaker and the script. It’s not that I am thinking of it right now, but would do it if something really good comes my way.”

Aamir - Rani Mukherjee’s sizzling chemistry in song ‘Jee Le Zaraa’!

Here’s the second song from Aamir Khan’s forthcoming movie Talaash. Unlike the last one, this one focuses more on Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee. The song is all about Aamir’s family which was once a very happy family and how tragedy tore them apart. Aamir Khan is a cop in the movie, and he’s lost in his thoughts about his wife and son when the song starts.
It’s a very emotional song, sung by Vishal Dadlani and penned by Javed Akhtar, it has a very mellow tune to it.
Talaash is a crime thriller directed by Reema Kagti, and stars Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. The movie is expected to release on November 30.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Sajid Khan wants to meet Jacqueline's parents for his love!

One of the most talked about jodis of Bollywood is of Sajid Khan and Jacqueline Fernandes. Their love fairy-tale started blooming on the sets of the movie "Housefull 2". While the shooting of the movie was going on, the couple started seeing each other and spending a lot of time together. The two were often spotted conversing for a long period with one another, and sometimes they would disappear together without the knowledge of anybody on the set. And freshly, as some sources inform us, the film maker was seen chatting with Jacky's parents.
As Sajid is already 40 he is very much serious about the relationship and wants to take it to the next level. As the couple is busy with their respective schedules, they are planning to go out vacationing together soon, so that they can spend some quality time together.
An insider discloses, the duo had not met up for 2 months, since Jacky was away for the filming of her upcoming film, while Sajid was at Ramoji Rao Studios for "Himmatwala" shooting. So finally when they got break from their work, they determined to meet up. The duo will be going for holidaying before the year ending.

Love is basically a continuous and gradual process: Tamannah

Here is special news for all Tamannah fans, so read this news closely. The beautiful actress in an interview to the media recently has told that she does not have any faith in love at first sight! The graceful lady believes love is basically a continuous and gradual process, and is organic. Therefore Tamannah is not ready to go for something immediate.
And when she was questioned about partying, she replied she is not addicted to partying, and she attends only such gatherings and get-togethers which involves her close buddies only. And therefore she is rarely seen in local parties in city. Her last movie which released is in Telegu and is titled "Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu" is getting rave reviews from all over the industry. In the movie she has been seen opposite Pawan Kalyan. This year 3 more of her Telegu films had released like "Rachcha", "Endhukante...Premanta!" and "Rebel".
Tamannah is also doing a Hindi movie opposite Ajay Devgn. Its the remake of "Himmatwala" and is directed by film maker Sajid Khan. Tamannah will also be seen in another Telegu movie which is set to be released in 2013, its titled "Bhale Thammudu". Tamannah's acting skills and beauty is making her an established star not only in Telegu film industry but also in Bollywood.

Sonam Kapoor’s mesmerizing moments to witness famous Ganga aarati!

Bollywood's style icon and sensuous beauty Sonam Kapoor is currently romancing South Indian Superstar Rajanikanth's son in law Dhanush's debut film "Raanjhnaa". The film unit is currently shooting in Banaras, and Sonam who happened to witness famous Ganga aarati was mesmerized by the famous ritual. The 27-year-old was suggested by many to watch the evening ritual and hence the actress hired a boat to see the "aarti" from a distance.
Sonam's close aide revealing the actress feelings told, "Sonam had a lovely ride on the boat and to see thousands of people doing the 'aarti' was something she had never experienced before." The actress is enjoying the beauty of one of the oldest cities in the country.
"Raanjhnaa" is directed by Anand L. Rai. The movie is' touted to be a close to reality sort of entertainer. The film also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Deepak Dobriyal and Anshuman Singh while Abhay Deol will be seen in cameo role. Film makers roped in Dhanush after he attained world wide recognition with his song 'Kolaveri Di' from the southern bilingual '3' which starred Shruti Hasan and directed by his wife Aishwarya. Dhanush is pinning high expectations on the film as it would open out new ventures in bollywood.

Young Sikkimese model, Rinchen Dolma Bhutia wins beauty contest in Dharamsala!

Young Sikkimese model, Rinchen Dolma Bhutia was chosen as the winner of the much coveted Himalayan Beauty Pageant contest that was held lately.
Sashaying down the ramp with confidence, the young lady from the northeastern region cleared several elimination rounds before winning the competition.
She was chosen for her beauty and intelligence.
Rinchen received one lakh rupees as cash prize.
"My message to others is if you take up modelling as a career in future; then do it with full enthusiasm and peace of mind," told Rinchen.
Rachna Gupta from Himachal Pradesh was the first runner up whereas Thinly Yangchen was the second runner up from Spiti.
The three day event held at Dharamashala in Himachal Pradesh saw participation of contestants from Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and other Himalayan states.
They fought hard to win the title.
The main aim of the contest was to bring to forefront the modeling talent of the Northeast region and other Himalayan states and provide them with a suitable platform.
The event also promoted the unique culture, and the pristine environment around the Himalayan mountain range.
"It mainly focuses on promoting the young girls from the Himalayan region, so I am really excited about this event," told Norbu Bhutia, a model.
"There are five very beautiful young women from the entire Himalayan region. And I am very happy and honoured to organize this event, which is the first of its kind.
Eventually it will move to different Himalayan towns and cities. And I think it is also an opportunity to speak about the environmental issues and other issues such as unplanned development, ideas within the Himalayan region," told Lobsang Wangyal, one of the organizers.
Be it modeling or designing, youth from the Northeast region are making a mark for them in the fashion industry.
Atsu Sekhose, Moikangana Dutta, Sangeeta Phukan and Sukanya Rajguru are some of the eminent names in modelling and fashion designing that and have given Northeast region a strong representation in the fashion industry.

Kapoor trio in Dabangg director’s next Besharam!

Neetu Singh, Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor
If all goes well, Bollywood’s real-life couples Neetu and Rishi Kapoor are all set to feature in director Abhinav Kashyap’s next movie, Besharam, which also stars the couple’s son Ranbir Kapoor.
As Abhinav narrated the script to Rishi Kapoor, the veteran immediately gave a nod. A source reveals, “he liked the story and well as his part.” The director always wanted to cast Papa Kapoor and beta Kapoor together, and most likely, his dream of getting the father-son onscreen together, will come true with Beshram.  Mommy Neetu however, hasn’t heard the script yet. This is soon to happen, as a script narration sitting with Neetu Singh Kapoor is being fixed for this week.”
“Abhinav thought of casting Neetuji in the movie later, after he was sure that the role was substantial enough to offer her,” adds the source.
Sharda Pallavi, an Indo-Australian actress, is confirmed as the female lead opposite Ranbir. Besharam will see Ranbir play a ‘tapori’ car thief.
The movie was to roll end 2012, with Viacom 18 being the producers. However, due to unknown issues, Abhinav is now turning to Reliance for financing the project.

For me, each role is like a test in school exam: Huma Qureshi

Huma qureshi has been truly cherished because of her wonderful acting in Gangs Of Wasseypur. However, the young actress has a very unusual and different approach towards her movie roles.
Huma Qureshi told, “For me, each role is like a test… how you have Monday tests in your school… that’s how I approach my characters.” adding that she’s grateful to have worked with experienced directors.
After her forthcoming film, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, Huma will be practicing a lot of action moves, as she will be seen in an action avatar in Nikhil Advani’s next.
She is also acting in Vishal Bhardwaj’s supernatural thriller “Ek Thi Daayan”.
“I consider myself a greedy person when it comes to good food and good movies. I want to do them all. I want to do lots of movies in different genres with different co-actors and scripts,” further added Huma
Talking about her Role in LSTCK, Humq Qureshi said that it qwas difficult for her to play the role of a Punjabi girl.
She told, “I am from Delhi and so, if anyone is from Delhi, you automatically become a Punjabi. But it was difficult as I have never been to Punjab in my life. It was a different experience. Most of the people on set were Punjabi. I was nervous and wanted to get everything right, but my director and co-actors really helped me.”
“We have tried not to make caricatures out of characters… have tried to keep them real. We have tried to tell an entertaining story, which is light and shows a slice of life,” she added.

Talaash captures real old locations of Mumbai!

Aamir Khan’s ‘Talaash’, which will release on November 30 has been mainly shot on actual locations, local areas of Mumbai city so that the movie has a more original feel. The thriller, directed by Reema Kagti has captured areas that are old and are being demolished.
The movie starring Aamir Khan is shot in areas like Charni road, Colaba, and Lower Parel, as it might add a nice flavour of the city in the film.
Two places, the chawls and mills in Lower Parel have already given way to construction.
Director Reema told, “Real locations. Mostly old structures and buildings that are fast fading from Mumbai are used.”
Sources claim that the film has been shot on more real locations than on sets. Apparently, not even on set was used as the movie’s unit shortlisted 520 locations, and finally got to shoot in 47 locations.
Made on a budget of 45 crore, “Talaash” is a crime thriller, and will see Aamir Khan play th role of a police officer. The movie also stars Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Now no tampering with Yash Chopra’s vision in his last film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’!

Jab Tak Hain Jaan was supposed to mark the return of Yash Chopra into direction, after a break of eight long years. If only the legend was alive to watch his movie on the day it hit theaters. Now, the latest we hear is, a romantic number featuring Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, in the Swiz Alps has been dropped from the movie.
A source tells, “No one wants to touch a single frame of the movie. Jab Tak Hai Jaan has acquired a new significance now. Previously Aditya Chopra was overseeing the romantic portions of the film. And in all probability, he would’ve accompanied his father to Switzerland where the song was to be shot. But now with Yashji gone, adding anything in his absence will be inappropriate,”
“Without Yashji’s presence, adding anything to Jab Tak Hai Jaan would amount to tampering with his vision. Besides the film’s release is just less than a month away. So there is practically no time left,” the source further added.
The film is set to hit theaters on November 13.
So now, Katrina will not be seen in a white chiffon sari. Designer Manish Malhotra confirms the news, “We were to go to the Swiss Alps to shoot a song with Katrina (Kaif) in chiffon saris. He discussed the saris with passion and used to tell me that ‘I want you to be there at the shoot’,” tweeted Malhotra.-
The entire shoot for Jab Tak Hain Jaan was complete with just the romantic song, Yashji’s signature feature, remaining. Sadly, Yash Chopra had to be hospitalized following dengue infection, and so, the filming of the song had to be postponed. Now, its no more a part of the film.
The movie will now be a tribute to Chopra.
Says a source, “the three stars of the film Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma will definitely put their heads together to ensure that the film proves to be a fitting tribute to Yash Chopra.”

Big B pleased with Varun Dhawan’s performance!

Big B

Varun Dhawan

Debutant Varun Dhawan is enjoying his life at the moment. The actor who’s movie Student Of The Year has an overwhelming opening at the box office said that his father, filmmaker David Dhawan is proud of his performance in the movie.
“He is reacting not like a director but as a father. He is just very proud that I am doing something in life and my first film has released, people have liked my performance,” Varun Dhawan told.
Another reason why Varun is celebrating is because Amitabh Bachchan too loved his performance and took to twitter to admire the young actor.
Varun told, “Amitji (Amitabh) has tweeted for me saying that he liked my work. So that is a really big thing for me that Amitji has said something for me.”
Student Of The Year also marked the debut of Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter, Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra. The movie received a great response at the box office and is still running strong.

Enjoy the Katrina and Shahrukh’s song ‘Ishq Shava’!

With every new song of Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hain Jaan, the buzz around the romantic saga is only increasing. The newest teaser of ‘Ishq Shava’, a song which was supposedly the second track of the film, is out.
Sung by Raghav Mathur and Shilpa Rao, ‘Ishq Shava’ is a catchy number, featuring katrina Kaif and Shahrukh Khan showcasing the flexible sides on the dance floor. Music by A R Rehman is superb. The zippy Arabic music is fused nicely with the varied techno sounds.
Yet again, Shahrukh-Katrina sizzling chemistry is seen in the teaser. The full song will release on 24 October.
An insider from the production house tells, “Ishq Shava is one of the highlights of the soundtrack,”
“The video is very edgy, with SRK and Kat performing with freestyle dancers in an underground club and on board a boat on the River Thames. The lyrics to the chorus are picturised on Khan and the dancers. ‘Ishq Shava/ Ishq Shava/ Ishq Shava/ Hey.’”
Khan’s look in the video has been created by designer Shiraz Siddiqui and Kaif’s by Manish Malhotra.
“SRK has been given a hip, street style in a checked shirt, and jeans tucked into boots,” further added the source.
“Manish has ramped up the glam for Katrina with a Comme De Garcon red leather bolero jacket, but has teamed this with industrial biker boots similar to what she wore in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.”

Big B feels sad about unable to fulfill a wish of Yash Chopra!

Big B, Yash Chopra
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan tells a lot of personal memories went through his mind as he sat besides the body of late Yash Chopra at the Yash Raj Studios here. The filmmaker deserved to stay longer with the Bollywood fraternity, he tells.
"An association of 44 years abruptly comes to an end. He went away too soon and too abruptly. He deserved to be with us longer. Yash Chopra, a friend first, a creative legend later, has passed away this (Sunday) evening in the late hours," Amitabh posted on his blog.
Big B further said, "As I sit beside his still and flower-decked body in his studio within the portals of the large common patio, there does not pass a moment when all that we shared flashes by. This colossal studio that he built after years of hard work and labour, shall for the next day, house his last physical remain.” 
"I doubt if he had ever dreamt that this unique and most distinguished facility would find space to accommodate him in the state that we see him today," he further added.
Amitabh, who worked with Chopra in movies like "Kabhi Kabhie", "Silsila" and "Trishul", recalled that he last met the filmmaker on his own 70th birthday celebrations.
"I last saw him on my birthday celebrations. He was indisposed and the doctors advised him rest, but he was insistent on coming over. He had made a commitment he said," posted Amitabh.
"He had been asked to speak, one among four others that did that evening, over the sit-down dinner. His words still ring in my ear and what remains are the resonance of his goodness and feeling that he exuded towards me," he further added.
However, Amitabh has one regret...
"For some months lately, he had been calling and telling me to drop by in the early hours of the morning as I returned from the gym for 'just a chat - no work, no issues, just a chat'. I had promised him that I would, and I never was able to," posted Big B.
Chopra passed away Sunday evening at the Lilavati Hospital following multiple organ failure. He was 80, and was admitted to hospital after he was diagnosed as having dengue.

Monday, 22 October 2012

I will always keep a part of the Yashji in my heart: Shahrukh Khan

The unexpected demise of veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra has left megastar Shah Rukh Khan bereaved. He describes it as a personal loss, and tells he will always keep a part of the filmmaker in his heart.
Chopra breathed his last due to a multi-organ failure here Sunday evening. He was 80.
"Whenever my loved ones depart, I feel a part of me extinguishes itself with them. Will there come a day that I will no longer have a bit of myself to let go of? And then the thought follows ... that every time they have taken some of me with them onto their last journey, I have found a fragment of them left inside me too.
"I will always have some love to give and I will always be both emptied and replenished by the loved ones I lose. I keep u with me Yashji and I miss u too Yashji ... lots," Shah Rukh wrote on his Facebook page.
Shah Rukh was special for Chopra, who directed the actor in movies like "Darr" (1993), "Dil To Pagal Hai" (1997) and "Veer-Zaara" (2004). Chopra's last directorial "Jab Tak Hai Jaan", which will hit the screens Nov 13, also features Shah Rukh.
The actor was like family to him - sharing the joys and sorrows. No wonder he rushed to the Lilavati Hospital as soon as the news of Chopra's death was announced.
In fact, Shah Rukh also chose to leave his car and sit in the same vehicle which transported Chopra's body from the hospital to the filmmaker's residence.
The actor had a warm tête-à-tête with Chopra on the latter's 80th birthday in September.

Bollywood Celebrities turn up to pay homage to late Yash Chopra!

Several Bollywood bigwigs, including megastars such as Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan turned up to pay their last respects to veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, known as the country's king of celluloid romance.
Chopra died at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital. He was 80 years old.
According to a Yash Raj Films spokeperson, the director died in the evening after a week long hospitalisation in which he received treatment for suspected dengue fever.
Later his body was taken from the hospital to the premises of the Yash Raj Studios, which was set up by Yash Chopra. This venue became one of the biggest film production houses in Bollywood.
"We have stayed together with each other. I was shocked by the news," told veteran Hindi movies director Ramesh Sippy.
Movie director Madhur Bhandarkar said that his death has come as a shock.
He was also astonished at the outbreak of dengue that had caused the demise of Yash Chopra.
"A few days ago news had come in that he was recovering and he would be back to work. Everyone was waiting for his movie to release. It has been quite shocking for all of us," told Madhur Bhandarkar.
In the meantime in the satellite city of Thane, veteran Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff told that the industry had lost one of the best possible film producer-directors.
"It is sad that Yashji has passed away. He was one of the biggest directors of our industry. After coming here I got to hear the news. I express my condolences to his family, and I shall go there straight from here," mourned Jackie Shroff.
Born in 1932 at Lahore, now in Pakistan, Yash Chopra was favoured by leading Indian actors with his movies seen as a sure-fire way to become a hit with audiences.
The filmmaker proved his mettle with intensely emotional and tragic movies, many of which went on to become box-office hits.
His career spanned five decades, and at an event marking his 80th birthday last month, Chopra narrated how he came to Mumbai with 200 rupees in his pocket, hoping to make it as a film director.
Working in the shadows of his brother, Baldev Raj Chopra, another legendary figure in the Indian movie industry, better known as B R Chopra, Yash ascended the ladder and in the process was involved in classical movies such as 'Sadhana', 'Dhool Ka Phool', 'Dharmaputra', 'Waqt', Ittefaq' 'Aadmi Aur Insaan' among others.
Since then, Chopra made some of Indian cinema's most memorable films-such as 'Deewar', 'Kabhi Kabhi', 'Silsila' and 'Chandni'.
His glitzy style of making movies shot in exotic locales and mellifluous music became a hallmark, endearing him to moviegoers.
Chiffon sarees and the Swiss Alps are so synonymous with Chopra's style of filmmaking that Switzerland Tourism even offered visitors a guided tour of the places where the director filmed some of his most famous songs and scenes.
Riding on his success, Chopra established Yash Raj Films, one of Bollywood's biggest production houses, indeed an apt tribute to his elder brother Baldev Raj's BR Films, well recognised by the italicised letters.
Chopra also produced Indian cinema's longest-running hit, 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' (1995) that also marked the debut of his son Aditya as director.
'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' with Chopra at the helm for the last time, opens in cinemas in November, eight years after his last project 'Veer-Zaara', a passionate tale of love across borders.
The film features Shah Rukh Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, along with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.

Only 'khichdi' (hotchpotch) type film satisfies to everyone: Anurag Kashyap

People should first make movies they are thrilled about and then find the audience, tells filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, readying for the release of "Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana", his next production.
"There is not a single film that is for every audience. There is no such formula. They should just make films they are excited about and then figure out the audience," Kashyap said.
The 40-year-old is currently basking in the success of his two-part crime drama, "Gangs Of Wasseypur-I and II".
"We cannot mould a film so that every one understands it. If you try to cater to everyone's needs, then you can only make a 'khichdi' (hotchpotch). Khichdi caters to everyone," he told.
There is a lot of 'masala' in "Luv Shuv...", but it is not a kichdi, tells Kashyap.
Directed by debutant Sameer Sharma, "Luv Shuv... " is releasing Nov 2.
"It is not a masala film but is about masala," he told.
"It's like a film Hrishikesh Mukherjee used to make -- a cute love story with a good script. You will laugh because you will identify with so many things in the movie," he told.
Anurag Kashyap, who earlier made "Dev D", a modern-day retelling of a 19th century story, spoke of audiences putting limits on creative people.
"People want a filmmaker to keep making the same thing," he told.
But now audiences do not know what the filmmaker would do next, he said. And they are accepting new kinds of movies, he added.
"It would be scary when they would wish to watch the same kind of a few years ago," Kashyap told.
He says pressure is good for a filmmaker.
"It keeps us on an edge and away from sticking to a formula. I will love that pressure than anything else," he told.
For Kashyap, "cinema is everything".
"It was all I know and all I wanted to do. Cinema does a lot of things to people. It gives them experience, entertainment and provokes and evokes something in them.
"Cinema is more powerful than we think it to be. I just hope our government also starts taking Indian cinema seriously like governments in other countries," he told.

Aamir Khan fulfills his mother's dream of Haj Yatra!

Aamir Khan for long has been trying to accomplish his mother's dream of Haj Yatra. According to information he will be accompanying his mother Zeenath Hussain for Haj Yatra. He will be leaving on Friday morning to Haj along with his mother. Aamir who returned on Thursday after completing his shooting schedule of Dhoom-3 from Chicago, while addressing a press conference after launching the audio of Talaash told, "I am leaving for Haj and will be returning in the first week of November.'
There were reports previously that Aamir lately asked his mother as to what gift he should bring for her from the U.S. In the response, his mother Zeenat expressed his desire to perform the pilgrimage (Haj). Since the women cannot perform Haj without being accompanied by a male – who should be her husband, son or brother. Aamir promised his mother that he would go to Mecca with her.
Aamir shares an emotional relationship with his mother and become extra-protective of her after the death of his father, Tahir Hussain, in February 2010. He has even got his mother to shift from Pune to an apartment in the same building where he resides and he actually spends more time in his mum's house than he does in his own.On his return from Haj, Aamir will kick off promotions for his next big release, Talaash, with a music launch event.

Karan Johar and RGV’s tweet war!

Ram Gopal Varma never ceases to be in news even when he is not making movies. More freshly he came with a horror film 'Bhoot Returns' which got mixed response from movie critics. In the midst of all this he determined to take on top film makers Karan Johar with his deadly tweets on his upcoming movie 'Student of the Year'.
KJO determined to bid his time and then when time came he waged his own tweet war to sting RGV. Karan through his tweets said that he feels important that RGV chose him to market his film. Speaking at the launch of Film Fare magazine edition KJO told, "I was thrilled, I was thrilled to bits to read each and every tweet, I waited for the next one actually. He is an exceptionally prolific filmmaker... I mean really that he gave me the importance for being the big tool to market his films, I think nothing could make me prouder."
The Film Fare edition features Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra on the cover page, all three of whom debut with Karan's "Student of The Year" that hits theatres Oct 19. Karan went on to add, "I feel like the most important person on the earth, thank you. Secondly, I realized he is still alive, you know I really got worried for a moment because I thought we have lost him, so, I don't want such a great filmmaker to ever, ever leave us. So, I am so happy." When asked to comment on Ram Gopal Varma's film Bhoot Returns, Karan said: "Oh, he is returning from where? I have already said he was alive. It's his debut, is it? Bhoot Returns. I am not so sure."

Neha Dhupia’s new hairdo!

Bollywood sexy lass Neha Dhupia for her forthcoming movie took risk of her career when she went for a hair cut in her upcoming movie 'Rush'. Neha will be seen as career woman in the film. 32 yrs old Neha speaking to media told, "We thought a lot... whether to do it or not, and took a big risk. As it's wrriten here (on movie's poster) 'Jo aadmi risk nahi leta, uska sab risky ho jaata hai' (A person who doesn't take risks, has a risky life). (So) I think the biggest risk I took was cutting my hair, She however did not show any regrets."
Adding further Neha told, "I am missing my hair but glad that people are liking the look. As an actor, it's very important that you just be able to experiment and to be able to do different things all the time. When I got this character, it had to be effortless and at the same time sexy, and had to be a career woman, so short hair was the way to go.”
In the meantime, Neha tells Emraan Hashmi, who plays a media person in the film, is just the opposite of his on screen image in real life.
Speaking about her costar Emran Hashmi, Neha told, "Working with Emraan is fabulous. Whatever I say about him is not enough. He is just the opposite of the kind of image he has on screen. He is a little boy at heart, he is full of fun, he is very mischievous on the sets."
Directed by Priyanka Desai, "Rush", releasing Oct 24, also features Sagarika Ghatge and Aditya Pancholi.