Wednesday, 17 September 2014

I need my cup of coffee in the morning to kick start my day, says Anushka Sharma!

Anushka Sharma cannot live without this one thing and no it’s not Virat Kohli, but it is coffee! Yes, this leggy lass has a serious addiction with coffee and just cannot start her day without guzzling down a mug of it. And this was disclosed by the girl herself!

“Coffee is the ultimate stress buster for me and I need my cup of coffee in the morning to kick start my day” was what Anushka Sharma told in a latest interview of hers.

This is most likely why she is so excited about endorsing a coffee brand which she did an only a few days ago! Memorize those awesome Bru ads which had Shahid Kapur and Priyanka Chopra in them? They’re now going to be replaced by Anushka Sharma and Siddharth Malhotra!

And this is what the coffee addict had to tell on this, “I’m excited to be part of the brand, especially because it attaches a lot of importance to relationships and believes in taking that little extra effort and do more for our loved ones, which is extremely relevant for our generation”

And we’re thrilled to see how Anushka Sharma and Siddharth Malhotra are going to weave in their magic into the advertisement as well!

Can't do more than one film at a time, says Shah Rukh Khan!

Have you ever surprised why an actor like Shah Rukh Khan who is one of the biggest workaholics we have, acts in such less number of movies in a year? It was because he chose for it be that way! And this he disclosed in a recent interview of his.

“I like making one film at a time. I can’t do more than one film at a time… I am through with that. In 25 years, I have done 55 full-length feature films. So, I have never been able to do more than two to two and a half films in a year even in the times when people used to 12 films” was what Shah Rukh Khan told, talking about it.

And this is why he likes to keep it that way as he clarifies, “I would like to keep it that way. I enjoy doing one film. I like finishing it, taking some time off, spending time with kids and then get on to the next one. It’s very irritating for me that one film ends and immediately I go to the second one… I can’t do that. I have not been able to do that for five-six years now. I enjoy the process.” That probably explains how he manages to get in so much perfection into every single film of his.

It seems that, Shah Rukh Khan spent a whole 170 days for Happy New Year and now that the exhausting shoot has almost come to an end, he started off with his next, Fan and then later, Raaes..

I know my stardom isn’t going to be all my life, says Deepika Padukone!

To be a star as big as Deepika Padukone has become and to not let all the fame get into your head isn’t something anybody could possibly do, anyone except for Deepika that is. It really is astonishing how this girl stays so grounded after nearly every single movie that she’s been in from the past few years have all turned out to be such big hits!

And if you don’t believe that Deepika Padukone could really be that down-to-earth, read on to find out what she spoke to the media recently and you will… “No, not at all. I know my stardom isn’t going to be all my life. I am secure about my work, but I don’t expect to be a star all my life. It’s practically impossible and if anyone thinks like that, they are delusional” was what the leggy lass told when she was asked if she was afraid of losing her stardom.

There’s one more thing about Deepika Padukone that is going to astonish you and that is that, whenever she does a film, she always criticizes her performance in it and is never ever happy with herself! Because this is what she told, talking about it, “I rarely appreciate myself. I think it’s a good thing to be critical as it helps me to perform better.”

And that is unquestionably working, as she really is only getting better with each movie!

Shahrukh Khan backs Deepika Padukone for the TOI tweet controversy!

Deepika Padukone’s fury over the lewd TOI article and her fitting answer has got everyone from the industry backing her and guess who’s just lent his support to her? Her Happy New Year co-star, Shah Rukh Khan!

At the audio launch of Happy New Year that took place a while ago, Deepika Padukone had a lot of questions on these hullabaloo thrust upon her, just like one would expect. But she didn’t really say that much about it. “I said what I had to say. Everything will be taken care of...” was all that Deepika Padukone told.

Shah Rukh Khan though, reacting for the first time on the controversy lent her support to her and was all praises for her for reacting in the way that she did. This is what he told, “She’s said what every woman in the world feels. We’re always going to be in a situation because of our photographs. But we’ve not had the guts to do what she’s done. It’s important to respect girls. And all of us have to stand by her in this issue because it was wrong to put up something like that. We shouldn’t make it a part of conversation and we love her.”

Aditya Roy Kapur’s Diamond-Studded Ring purchase for Shraddha?

Aditya Roy Kapur actually bought this really beautiful diamond ring while he was in Surat for the food yatra. And the big question is; who did he buy the ring for? When a man in love (assuming that he is, from what we know) buys a diamond ring, it definitely would be for his lady love wouldn’t it? So is he planning to propose to the rumored love of his life, Shraddha Kapoor?

Apparently, Aditya Roy Kapur wanted to go to a popular jewellery store so he could personally buy the diamond ring but since the shop was overly crowded, he asked the jeweller to come to his hotel room where he bought the ring. And this was confirmed by the vendor himself.

We don’t actually know who Aditya Roy Kapur bought this diamond ring for, but let’s hope that he makes good use of it..!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Katrina Kaif skips her meals for the professionalism!

Most of us can’t wait to take a break when we’re at work, but Katrina Kaif? She’s not like that… This girl loves her work so much that she occasionally forgets to eat! Because that’s exactly what happened while the leggy lass was shooting for the Bang Bang title track the other day, from what the sources say!

And added to that, Katrina also worked until late night for another shooting schedule of Bang Bang! Now, that’s what you’d call true professionalism. If there ever was a competition among all the workaholics in Bollywood, Katrina Kaif would unquestionably be the winner.

In the meantime, the shooting of this Bang Bang title track is getting filmed at a great pace and we hear that the makers are doing everything they can to make it look as amazing as possible. If Bosco-Caesar’s impeccable choreography is sure to work its magic, it is Hrithik and Katrina Kaif’s chemistry that is definitely going to make it more breathtakingly beautiful..!

Habit of carrying my own bed-sheet and pillow makes me feel at home: Sonam Kapoor

“I have always had this habit of carrying my own bed-sheet and pillow because it makes me feel at home.” reveals Sonam Kapoor.

The first schedule of Sooraj Barjatya’s ambitious movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor has just been completed in the town of Karjat. Sonam has been staying at the location itself but buzz is that the pampered bitiya of Anil Kapoor had her mother Sunita (a designer) come over and renovate her room.

The actress, who is all agog at being teamed up with Salman Khan once more after Saawariya (2007), however, denies this airily, “All she did was to put a bed-sheet out there.”

Sonam discloses, “I have always had this habit of carrying my own bed-sheet and pillow because it makes me feel at home … but I couldn’t do that here. We were staying in ND Studio. So my mom just went there and did what she hadn’t done for a very long time … she fixed my life.”

Bold about her affection for her mother, Sonam talks wildly, “My mom is the most important part of my life. I don’t do anything without consulting her. She is the best mom ever.”

I am excited to work with Rekhaji: Aditya Roy Kapur

Who wouldn’t be eager to work with a celebrated woman like Rekha right? Lucky boy Aditya Roy Kapur who just won that really rare chance and is all set to work with her in his next, Fitoor is obviously all pumped up about it..!

And we know this as he himself told it in a fresh interview. “I’m excited for my film ‘Fitoor’. I don’t know whether we can talk much about the film, but I’m excited to work with Rekha-ji. It’s going to be once-in-a-lifetime experience” was what Aditya Roy Kapur was found telling the media.

The professional actor that Aditya Roy Kapur is, he also further added that he hasn’t forgotten how it’s important for an actor to forget the personality and treat the actor as a character.

So is the fact that he is going to share screen space with someone like Rekha making him nervous? “It’s exciting to work with stars, but there is no reason to be nervous, because in the initial stages of my career, I have worked with Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan…I have worked with these stars, so nervousness has gone out my system after that” was what Aditya Roy Kapur told, in reply to that.

I want to be like Tiger: Danny Denzongpa’s son Rinzing!

There’s been a lot of gossip about Danny Denzongpa’s son Rinzing entering films. When finally cornered at an event, the aspiring actor said us that he’s thrilled to face the camera but is actually waiting to get into shape like his best buddy, actor Tiger Shroff.

Rinzing aspires to be nothing less than the leading man, unlike his legendary father who became popular as a villain. Before the lads, their fathers Danny and Jackie Shroff have been close friends for nearly three decades.

“I want to work hard on my body so that I can look like a hero,” Rinzing reveals. “I want to be like Tiger. He’s worked hard to be where he is today. He’s my inspiration and I want to learn from him.”

Rinzing hopes that by next year, around this time, he’ll have his first film out.

What is Salman Khan nervous about?

If you thought there is nothing that could maybe discourage or worry the Salman, you are wrong. There is one thing that Salman Khan is really worried about these days and it is his role in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo!

So here’s why he is so bothered about the film. The role that Salman Khan is playing in this film is very different from what he’s been doing these days. He plays the role of Prem, a simple guy who says simple things and Salman is just unable to jump into all that simplicity from all that grandeur that he’s gotten used to.

“It’s the most difficult movie I am doing in a very, very long time because it’s been 13 years since I have worked with Sooraj. I have changed so much, I’m not that pure a person anymore. I have seen a lot more” is what Salman Khan was found to be saying the media on his role.

Tanu Weds Manu 2 has an alternate plan for Kangna Ranaut?

Rumor is coming in that Kangna Ranaut may not reprise her well-known role – that of the loud and cheery Tanu – in the Tanu Weds Manu sequel. It seems that, Kangna made director Aanand L Rai wait for too long, irking the filmmaker and leaving him with little choice but to replace her with Heropanti’s Kriti Sanon. Knowing Kangna’s availability, the makers had planned their first schedule in Lucknow in January which got pushed to June because Kangna suddenly took off to the US for a two-month course in scriptwriting. Fascinatingly, Kangna’s was a double role in Tanu Weds Manu 2.

When questioned, Aanand laughed off the whole thing as gossip: “If this rumour can make for an interesting read then do write it. But that’s not the truth.” The movie, Aanand tells, is going on floors in October.

The problem is, can Kriti Sanon pull off a character that Kangna made so much her own?

Salman supports Shahrukh’s fake 8-pack-abs dilemma!

By now we all know that the badshah of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan will be seen flaunting his recently achieved 8-pack-abs in his forthcoming Diwali release ‘Happy New Year’. But entertainingly, more than praising the actor’s hard work, people are busy slamming him, calling those abs fake and that they have been nonsensically photoshopped. And while Shahrukh has kept silent on the whole controversy, his rival turned friend Salman Khan has come to his salvage.

Salman Khan is a fitness freak and that’s no secret. The fit guy has been working out forever now and so he is the right guy to tell if Shahrukh’s recently made abs are real or fake.

Lately, the megastar was in conversation with a popular news tabloid, where he answered questions by his Twitter fans. One of the questions posed to him was what was his take on SRK’s fake 8-packs.

Salman was quick to answer, “It is not a fake 8 pack. He has become really ribbed. Infact that picture that you see is not even touched up picture, it’s a raw picture.”

He did not stop there. Salman went to say that he is actually impressed with the way Shahrukh is looking right now. He is really really fit. He has worked very hard to attain that kind of body, which is not a very easy task. He repeated again that SRK’s fit body is 100 percent real.

Well, one word that we can say is respect. Love the way how Salman Khan admire his contemporaries. 

Ajay Devgn refuses to take a break for Action Jackson!

Looks like Bollywood stars are competing with each other for some kind of marathon-working-championship. Why else would they all work this hard? It is Ajay Devgn who now joined all of those people who seem to need no break when he started working for Action Jackson, his next film the next instant that he was done with Singham Returns!

Apparently, Ajay Devgn, went straight for the filming of Action Jackson as soon as he got done with Singham Returns. Considering how much of a hit Singham Returns was and how much he was credited for it, one would have thought that he would take time off to party, but Ajay Devgn needs no celebration it seems!

And all this while he still needs to stick to the long and grueling work-out session that he needs to stick to, for building such an overwhelming body and not losing it despite the fact that he is ageing is definitely not an easy task!

Film Mary Kom Review: Priyanka Chopra’s triumph act with reliability.

Mary Kom: Priyanka Chopra’s triumph act with experience of the struggle of living legend Mary Kom with reliability.

After Mary Kom’s impressive triumph in the climax scene, Priyanka Chopra, who has relived the living legend on screen, is bestowed upon the title ‘Magnificent Mary Kom’.

It’s a tale which has been talked about much before it was released since Mary Kom and her exploits had become, in contemporary India, the stuff of legend. Mary Kom has been made with an agenda as admitted by everybody associated with it – to salute the spirit of the five times world boxing champion Mary Kom and it is very much competent of it. And after a long time we find a movie which is a sincere attempt to convey the real-life story of an underdog.

Omung Kumar’s debut directorial project promulgates that Indian women athletes are equally competent of making our country proud provided the sports regulatory board of India gives them a fair chance.

As we all know by now, Mary Kom chronicles the life of the Manipur-born MC Mary Kom who went through unspeakable hardships before she bravely accomplished her ultimate dream – to become a world boxing champion. Mary is an optimistic girl staying with her family in a Manipuri village. Her father, a farmer, doesn’t wish Mary to pursue boxing and wants her, instead, to get settled into a matrimonial bliss. But Mary goes against her father and somehow convinces boxing mentor (played by Sunil Thapa) to teach her boxing. And the rest, as they say, is history – Mary’s five successful hits at the amateur world boxing championship are crafted well by first-timer Omung Kumar.

While the film actually gets a bit long and there are instances when its way beyond an average Bollywood fare we forgive that for an amazing tale. The best part is that the emotions are well-developed and the bonds between every character are well-defined – whether it is the bond between Mary and her father or between Mary and her husband. There are some moments which heighten your emotions. For example, the first time when Mary’s father comes forward to join his family members and neighbours and watch Mary’s first boxing match on television.

Cinematography, lighting and editing are competent. Music by Shashi Suman might not be a sold-out as a solo album, but it lends very much to the situations making each song superb.

Astonishingly, earlier, Priyanka was written off by the critics, some even suggesting that she’s finished. But the prolific performer is back with a bang, with a role that only she can pull off with such confidence. In an interview with us, Priyanka had mentioned that no other actress could have played Mary Kom flawlessly and she was right! After she astonished all with her Barfi! role, she’s surely hit those critics hard with a ‘wow’ performance.

Darshan Kumar as Mary’s husband K Onler Kom does a decent act for his debut movie. Omung surely deserves a pat on his back to showcase the lesser-known yet inspiring and motivational tale of Mary Kom who has made India proud. And the credit also goes to producers, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom Motion Pictures to have supported the inspiring biopic.

India’s national anthem played at the climax after Mary’s world boxing match win gives you goose bumps. Mary Kom is not just a movie. It’s know-how. This one might just rub on its goodness and prove to be a revelation for the sports regulatory committee and help them understand what a sport player wants.

We advise that every sport person, especially women, should watch it.

In general, it is worthy to watch once for experiencing the struggle of living legend Mary Kom with full credibility.