Monday, 9 December 2013

Shah Rukh Khan’s useful tips on romance!

Shah Rukh Khan, who is considered Bollywood's unquestionable king of romance, had some valuable tips on romance to share on his recent visit to the capital.

Shah Rukh has featured in a string of romantic movies like "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", "Dil To Pagal Hai", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "Kal Ho Naa Ho" in his over two-decade career in Hindi filmdom.

Here's what he had to say:
- Never disrespect a woman in words, action or spirit.
- You should always take care of small things like opening the door for a lady and never sit before she sits.
- Learn to be gentle with a woman.
- I never abuse in front of a woman and try not to be aggressive with a woman or even in front of her.

- A real man is one who can touch his feminity. I find my masculinity in the fact that I can touch my feminine side. 

If art provocates crimes against women , Ajanta-Ellora and "Kamasutra" must be banned, says Priyanka Chopra!

If art provocates crimes against women, historic sites like Ajanta-Ellora and Vatsayana's "Kamasutra" must be banned, tells Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who believes cinema is an "art" too and it should not be blamed for the rising crimes against women in the nation.

"I feel people are becoming less tolerant and more judgemental. Hindi films are meant for entertainment...If people think songs and films are causing an increase in rapes, why not first shut Ajanta-Ellora? We are a land of the 'Kamasutra'...let's ban books," told Priyanka.

"Sculpting is an art, poetry is an art, filmmaking is an art... We have the freedom of speech in our country, and we also have a system of film certification. Follow the law! If a film has been given the 'A' certificate, why let children go for it? There's lawlessness here. I feel a filmmaker should just make what he wants to," Priyanka told at the Agenda Aaj Tak conclave.

The portrayal of women in Hindi cinema and the viability of item songs is always questioned. She received an applause for speaking her mind out on the issue brought up every time that a rape case comes up.

But Priyanka, who backs girl child empwerment via diffferent campaigns, tells violation against women will only reduce when "laws will be implemented".

"We have strict laws now, but there's no implementation. There's fearlessness," told the actress, who has grooved to item songs like "Babli badmaash" and "Ram chahe leela".

"Film industry is for entertainment, like music and books. If they are fiction, they are fiction, they should not be taken so seriously. Any form of art must not be made responsible to change society. Films can't change the society, the government leads society and government has to implement laws to bring change," further added the former beauty queen. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

I want to see Salman and Katrina together in real life, says Aamir Khan!

Actor Aamir Khan, who is very good friends with Salman Khan, Thursday told he was tired of asking the latter to get married and that he would like to see Katrina and Salman together in real life.

"I have been telling him (Salman) for so long to get married but he is not listening to me. Maybe if someone else (looking at Katrina) requests him, he may agree to it. I want to see Katrina and Salman together in real life," Aamir told at a press conference held to launch the title song of "Dhoom 3".

He asked Katrina: "Have you ever asked him?" Katrina was seen blushing.

Aamir asked her again, and Katrina told, "I am speechless. I am sorry."

Salman and Katrina were seemingly dating each other during the beginning of Katrina's career in Bollywood but they never made it official. 

'Ram-Leela' to release as per schedule, court recalls order!

A Delhi court Wednesday recalled its order restraining Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and EROS International Media Limited from using the title "Ram-leela" for their yet-to-be-released film starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.

The film is scheduled to be released Nov 15.

Additional District Judge A.S. Jayachandra recalled Tuesday's order saying he committed a mistake by passing the decision as he was not informed by the counsel for plaintiffs that the Delhi High Court has already refused to ban the release of the film.

Advocate Amit Sibal, appearing for Eros International Media Ltd, placed before the court the high court order which had previously refused to ban the movie and imposed a cost of Rs.50,000 on an NGO which had moved the plea against the movie.

Sibal also showed the judge the full title of the movie "Ram-leela: Goliyon Ki Rasleela".

The court's order Tuesday came on a suit filed by six petitioners, including Prabhu Samaj Dharmik Ram Leela Committee, saying the film hurt religious sentiments of Hindus as it contains sex, violence and vulgarity.

The plea told the word "Ram Leela" is associated with Lord Rama and people will watch this movie with an expectation that it would be related to his life but the film will hurt their sentiments.

It also told the name of the movie should be changed as it has nothing to do with mythology and that it was misleading.

The title "Ram-leela", understood by Hindus as an enactment of the life and story of Lord Rama, was nowhere doing the same. On the contrary, the film was portraying sex, violence and vulgarity, which was deeply hurting religious sentiments and feelings of Hindus, the petitioners told. 

John Abraham suggests 'A Simple Life' on TV Show!

Bollywood star John Abraham is ready to let his fans enter his real world via "John Abraham: A Simple Life", a new four-part series which will bring viewers closer to the man he is off screen.

The show will go on air on NDTV Good Times Monday.

"'A Simple Life' will take my fans on a journey of what I am like on and off camera," John told in a statement.

"I'm really excited to be part of this initiative. I've personally always backed and encouraged shows with fresh and original content," he further added.

The model-turned-actor and now movie producer will open up about his personal space - behind the make up and flash lights scene, in the show.

Audience will get a rare chance to experience John's moods in between breaks on a shoot, getting ready for a meeting, interacting with fans, promotional tours, workouts and his 'me time' at home.

For the channel, the show will "reach out to generation Y".

"Given our renewed focus on content for the young and young at heart, we are very excited to present 'John Abraham: A Simple Life'. The show gives the viewers a sneak peek into John Abraham's life and brings the Bandra boy closer to his fans for the first time on Indian television," said Arati Singh, channel head.

It will air Monday to Thursday at 10 p.m.

Sooraj was at a five star hotel when Jiah died, says Aditya Pancholi

Actor Aditya Pancholi, harassed by the sudden allegations against his son in the Jiah Khan case, says Sooraj was at a five star hotel when the actress died.

"We've footage of Sooraj entering the hotel, spending time in there with his friend and leaving the hotel. Therefore the question of Sooraj's guilt just doesn't arise," told Aditya reacting to Jiah's mother Rabiya Khan's claim that her daughter was murdered by someone very "close" to her.

Jiah, known for her role in "Nishabd", was June 3 found hanging from the ceiling at her Juhu residence. She was 25. At that time the police had reportedly termed it suicide.

According to new information, Kalina Forensic Laboratory's latest report disclosed that there was human flesh and blood lodged underneath the late actress' fingernails.

Aditya, seen in movies like "Yes Boss", now intends to get a restraining order against reports naming his son in the Jiah case.

"We know what Jiah's mother is implying and why she is doing what she is doing. Sooraj is not the scared child that he was when Jiah's suicide toppled his world over," he told.

"Today, after spending 21 days in one of the toughest jails in the country and having been put under the radar for no fault of his Sooraj has grown up. It is being implied that I have pulled strings to get my son out of jail on bail. Tell me if I was so powerful why would I have allowed my son to languish in Arthur Road jail for 21 days?"

Sooraj in the meanwhile, continues to prepare for his debut in the remake of Subhash Ghai's "Hero".

"My boy is much stronger now. I am glad he learnt the bitter lessons so early in his life. This whole experience has toughened him," told Aditya. 

Soha Ali Khan dons two-piece garment for 'Mr.Joe B Carvalho'!

Her mother, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, flaunted a bikini way back in 1967 in "An Evening in Paris". Now after so many years, Soha Ali Khan has donned the two-piece garment for her upcoming movie "Mr.Joe B Carvalho".

This is for the first time that Soha will be seen in a bikini in her nine-year-old film career, told a statement.

Soha plays a police officer in the movie but the audience will get to see her in several avatars like that of a cabaret dancer and even an 'apsara'.

Directed by Samir Tiwari, the movie is set to hit the screens Jan 3, 2014. It also features Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey. 

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar to seek advice from John Abraham for his next!

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar believes his "Madras Cafe" actor and producer John Abraham is a "marketing genius". So he is looking forward to taking some tips from him for his own production project "Running".

"John is a marketing genius. He knows how to market his film smartly. Now that I have worked with John in 'Vicky Donor' and 'Madras Cafe', I have got to know a few things about marketing, but I am not as good at it as John," Sircar said.

"I will indeed take marketing advice from John for my film and he is always there for me," he further added.

"Running" features Amit Sadh and Taapsee Pannu. 

Brother Luv Sinha defends sister Sonakhsi’s voluptuous frame!

Sonakshi Sinha has often faced criticism for her voluptuous frame but her brother, actor Luv, questions why other "more overweight" people are ignored.

"She (Sonakshi) is a hardworking girl. In our industry why do we only talk about few people and ignore those who are even more overweight," Luv told.

He does not believe that a few extra inches are a "flaw".

"Is it compulsory that each and everyone should be stick thin and start fainting on sets? I welcome beauty in all different forms.

"It's good to see the change...women who are not stick thin. Sona (Sonakshi) is actually thin compared to other actresses (without mentioning the names). The audience loves her and has accepted her the way she is," he further added.

Luv debuted as an actor with "Sadiyaan", and will now be seen in Umesh Shukla's next.

In the meantime Sonakshi, who has worked in the "Dabangg" series and films like "Son of Sardaar", is gearing up for her next release "R...Rajkumar". 

Ram Leela has nothing to do with "Ramleela" or 'Rasleela', says Bhansali!

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has explained that his forthcoming movie "Ram-leela" is inspired by and based on William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and that it has nothing to do with either Indian myths "Ramleela" or Lord Krishna's 'Rasleela'.

Bhansali, who has produced and directed the movie, Wednesday sought to set the record straight about the film's content in the wake of a Delhi court staying its scheduled Nov 15 release on a plea that the film hurts the religious sentiments of Hindus as it contains sex, violence and vulgarity.

"It appears that some misinformation is being carried out regarding the said film ('Ram-leela') which we would like to clarify and state that the said film is inspired and based on William Shakespeare's work 'Romeo and Juliet'.  The said film is neither related to 'Ramleela' folklore/traditional performance associated with Lord Ram nor related to 'Rasleela' associated with Lord Krishna. Ram, the character in the said film does not depict or resemble Lord Rama in any manner," read a declaration issued on behalf of Bhansali.

The film, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, is scheduled to release Friday, but a Delhi court Tuesday stayed its release.

The order followed a suit filed by six petitioners who believe the film hurts the religious sentiments of Hindus as it contains sex, violence and vulgarity.

The plea also told the word "Ram-leela" is associated with Lord Rama and people will also watch the movie with an expectation that it would be related to his life, but the film will hurt their sentiments.

The petitioners demanded that the film's title be changed.

According to Bhansali, the movie "neither intends nor attempts to insult, wound or outrage the religion, religious feelings or religious beliefs of any class of citizens of India".

"We trust that this allays, clarifies and sets at rest all apprehensions, doubts and misgivings regarding the told film," the statement further read. 

Amrita Rao’s sister Preetika debut in the fiction show "Beintehaa"!

Bollywood actress Amrita Rao's younger sister Preetika has been finalized to play the main lead in fiction show "Beintehaa" on Colors.

A fervent love story, "Beintehaa" will be produced by Farhan Salruddin's Fortune Productions and it marks Preetika's TV debut.

Before becoming an actress, Preetika was a movie journalist. She made her debut in Tamil cinema in December 2010 with the romantic movie "Chikku Bukku".

Before Preetika, another Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta's sister Ishita entered showbiz through television show "Ek Ghar Banaunga". 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

My mom, wife and sister are my superwomen, says Hrithik Roshan!

Actor Hrithik Roshan, who donned the superhero avatar in the "Krrish" franchise, doesn't need a superwoman in real life.

"I don't think I need a superwoman in real life because I have my mother (Pinky), wife (Sussanne) and sister (Sunaina). They are my superwomen and I'm glad to have them in my life. They hold a very special place and I don't want anyone else to replace it," Hrithik said journalists here.

He was speaking at the meet-and-greet event organized to celebrate the success of "Krrish 3", which has seemingly minted over Rs.200 crore worldwide.

When asked how it makes him feel to play a superhero, he told, "Being a superhero is like playing any one of us because we all have it inside us. It has been a great journey for me and I learnt a lot by playing the character."

"I have learnt about several values a superhero posses and his service to the world. Even if we have five percent of those values, we can make the world a nicer place to live," he further added.

Rakesh Roshan-directed and produced "Krrish 3", which also features Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra and Vivek Oberoi in important roles, has done exceptionally well in Tamil Nadu as well. 

'Krrish 3' sequel soon but a fresh script outside the "Krrish" franchise, says Rakesh Roshan!

Actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan told, he is planning a "Krrish 3" sequel but in future will work with Hrithik on a fresh script outside the "Krrish" franchise.

"I'm currently not working on a film outside the 'Krrish' franchise with Hrithik, but I will do a film in the future. I would love to direct him in a fresh script as soon as I'm relieved with this franchise," Rakesh Roshan said journalists here.

The filmmaker, known for directing movies such as "Khoon Bhari Maang" and "Karan Arjun", launched Hrithik with hit movie "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai" in 2000.

"I will start working on the sequel soon. Due to public demand, we may include some sidekick characters as well," told Rakesh Roshan.

Accompanied by Hrithik and cinematographer Tirru, senior Roshan was here to celebrate the success of "Krrish 3", which has been received well in Tamil Nadu. 

Kailash Kher's tribute song for master blaster Sachin Tendulkar!

Singer Kailash Kher is paying a tribute to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar with his "Sachin anthem". The song will be available on his website for free download for a month.

The 40-year-old told the video of the song will be available on his YouTube channel from Nov 14, the day Sachin will star playing his last match in Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

"We are presently shooting for the video of the song. The song will be available online from Nov 13 and the video can be seen on our YouTube channel from Nov 14. We want to celebrate this moment as a festival for a month, so the song will be available for a free download on our website for a month," Kailash said in an interview.

The lyrics of the song goes like "Ek hai samandar, ek chand, ek sooraj, ek hai Himalaya, ek hai gagan, ek hai Bharat, ek Bharat ka sachin". The talented singer says that the song shows his love and emotions for the cricket legend.

"I finished the song in three days. From composing to recording and production, it was all complete in those three days. I am a big fan of Sachin and this song has Kailash's love and emotions for him," he told.

The "Tauba tauba" singer already had plans to pen down a song for Sachin when he met him in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

"When Sachin made his 100th international century against Bangladesh in 2012, even I was present in Dhaka during that time. I had planned to write a song for him since then, but got busy with something or the other. About two-three weeks ago, I was talking to Suresh Raina who told me that this will be Sachin's last Test match. That's when I decided to pen down the song and show what I feel about him through it," he told.

Sonakshi Sinha's fun shopping in the lanes of Kolkata!

As a graduate in fashion designing, Sonakshi Sinha has an eye for detail, and she loves street shopping. She determined to accompany her stylist for a shopping spree in the lanes of Kolkata when she was shooting for "Bullett Raja".

Sonakshi plays an aspiring actress in the Tigmanshu Dhulia film in which she is paired with Saif Ali Khan. The film's narrative is set against the backdrop of Kolkata and Lucknow.

From Mall Road to Chowringhee Lane and College Street, Sonakshi travelled everywhere with her stylist to pick clothes for herself.

"Sonakshi loves street shopping, and when she learnt that the clothes for her role have to be picked up from some famous lanes, she jumped to the idea and insisted that she too goes with her stylist and it will also help her to understand the role better," told the source.

"Bullett Raja" is about a mafia based in Uttar Pradesh. 

Poonam Dhillon to essay the role of a loving mother-in-law in a fiction show!

Bollywood actress Poonam Dhillon, last seen in the third season of TV reality show "Bigg Boss", is set to return to the small screen with a fiction show.

The yet untitled show is loosely based on highly acclaimed Sridevi-starrer movie "English Vinglish" and Poonam will be essaying the role of a loving mother-in-law.

This is not Poonam's first fiction show - she had previously featured in "Kittie Party", which had a successful run of approximately 500 episodes.

The show, about self-awakening and self-respect of a woman, will soon go on air on Sony.