Bollywood Sizzling Actor Shahrukh Khan, Director Vishal Bharadwaj make up.
That Shahrukh Khan and Vishal Bhardwaj had a fall-out not too long ago was a hot topic of discussion among many.
But this is Bollywood, and here, relationships are fickle. The latest on the duo is that they have patched-up, and if all goes well, SRK will star in one of Vishal Bharadwaj Movies. They had a long meeting last week, in the course of which, the hatchet was buried.
A source revealed, “Shah Rukh and Vishal met warmly and discussed many ideas. One of them may soon translate into a film.”
Apparently, SRK and Vishal had creative differences over a script sometime ago when SRK wanted several changes in the script to suit his image and Vishal was not particularly kicked about it.
The first whiff that a patch-up was in the offing came when Shah Rukh Khan Wife Gauri Khan attended a screening of Vishal Bharadwaj Kaminey at Yash Raj Studios. Commenting on the patch-up, our source said, “Shah Rukh saw Kaminey and sent a message to Vishal, lauding him. On the other hand, Vishal, in a recent interview, praised SRK’s acting abilities and stated that he would love to bring out the actor in his film. Gradually but surely, Shahrukh and Vishal have put the past behind them. They are now keen on working together.
However, nothing about a film has been finalized yet. But when a director like Vishal and an actor like SRK team up, it will be a much awaited film.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Bollywood Sizzling Actor Shahrukh Khan, Director Vishal Bharadwaj make up.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Bollywood Hot Sizzling Actor Aamir Khan promotes '3 idiots' – Bollywood Latest Upcoming Movie 2009 in Delhi.
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan was in the national capital on Wednesday to promote his upcoming film '3 idiots', which is about three engineering students and their experiences on the campus.
The film is a celluloid adaptation of author Chetan Bhagat's best selling fiction 'Five Point Someone'.
Addressing the media on the plot of the film, Aamir Khan said, "The film discusses plethora of issues it’s not only for the engineering students where the film is set. The subject of the film is relevant to those students or the parents who want their kids to be successful after studying. It addresses various questions like what do we understand by success."
Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi, who essays the role of Alok in the film, said that he related to the characters, which were essayed by Aamir, R. Madhavan and him.
"What I would like to believe is that there are certain qualities which the character portrays. I am trying to have hold over them, so at certain level I do relate to the characters of the film," Joshi said.
The film produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Raj Kumar Hirani is slated for a Christmas release.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
John Abraham Builds Houses with 'Habitat for Humanity'.
Bollywood Hunk Hot Bold Actor John Abraham has it all; good looks and a good heart, and what more can we ask for? We already knew that John is a body builder, but now the "Dostana" star has become a house builder!
John has been working with the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project "Habitat for Humanity," which helps build and repair over 100 homes along the Mekong River in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Cambodia and Laos.
For the "New York" star, working for the former U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s charity and helping people in need is a cause close to his heart.
"It’s great being part of the building process. I find this really special. And I think it’s a great model for other organizations," he told The Times of India.
Every year, the charity project chooses one city where volunteers gather for one week to help out. Other Bollywood volunteers include "3 Idiots" actor R. Madhavan, talk show hostess and actress Pooja Bedi, and "Aladin" star Jacqueline Fernandez.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Over the years, Bollywood Actor Salman Khan and David Dhawan have been known as one of the most successful actor-director jodis in Bollywood. Together they have given hits such as Partner, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Biwi No 1 and Judwaa. However, some cracks have appeared in their relationship. Buzz is that Salman has refused to let producer Sajid Nadiadwala get David to direct the remake of the South film Kick, titled Sanki in Hindi, starring him in the main lead.
A source reveals, “Sajid has got the rights of the Telugu super hit Kick and has finalised Salman to star in it. Sajid spoke to David Dhawan to direct the film but when Salman heard that David was being considered, he flatly refused to be a part of Sajid’s film. He is not keen to work with David and wants somebody else to direct the remake.”
The source continues, “Salman is upset with David for several reasons. He really wanted Partner 2 to take off soon but there is no sign of the film from David’s end. On the contrary, David went ahead to direct Hook Ya Crook with Bollywood Actor John Abraham, who Salman can’t stand.” Sajid Nadiadwala says, “I acquired the rights of the film a month back. Salman will be playing the lead. I am still in the scripting process and have yet to finalize other details.” When asked if David will direct the remake, Sajid says, “I haven’t finalized anything. David is obviously the first name that comes to mind but I haven’t spoken to him as such.” When asked about Salman refusing to have David on board, Sajid says, “I don’t speak to Salman about my directors. It is untrue and purely a rumor. David and Salman is a winning Jodi and have given so many hits together. David is a veteran director and it is in bad taste if someone says that they are having problems.”
David says, “Sajid hasn’t mentioned anything about directing any film.” When asked about Salman not wanting to work with him and wanting some other director instead, David says, “I haven’t even received a call from Sajid about this. It’s best if you speak to Sajid to get all the information.”
Monday, November 23, 2009
Vivek Oberoi goes the veggie way.
Bollywood Actor Vivek Oberoi, who recently turned vegetarian, has been hailed as "the real hero for all animals" by the animal welfare organization PETA.
After learning that Oberoi has gone the veggie way, members of the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India sent a gift to the actor thanking him for his kind choice.
"By going vegetarian, Vivek Oberoi has proved that he is a real hero for all animals", PETA's Campaign Coordinator Nikunj Sharma said in a statement.
"Kicking the meat habit is the best thing that anyone can do for animals, their own health and the Earth," Sharma added.
Oberoi reportedly left eating meat after being persuaded by his Kurbaan co-star Kareena Kapoor who is a strict vegan. Another Bollywood heartthrob, who prefers vegetables over meat, is Shahid Kapoor.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan (Big B) invites Aamir Khan for 'Paa' premiere.
Amitabh Bachchan is gearing up for the premiere of his Bollywood Upcoming film movie 'Paa' and has invited Aamir Khan for the grand event here.
The 67-year-old actor met Khan at his home 'Prateeksha' on Sunday and the two discussed their upcoming movies --'Paa' and '3 Idiots'.
"Aamir dropped by yesterday in the morning at my invitation and it was lovely to spend time with him, discuss the film, show him the promo, receive his appreciation, talk about his own film and invite him for the premiere," Bachchan wrote in his blog.
Khan is awaiting the release of '3 Idiots', which is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25 2009. Both the stars also discussed the promotional strategies for the films.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Bollywood Superstar Legend Actor Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan to discuss marketing strategies for ‘Paa’, ‘3 Idiots’.
Amitabh Bachchan and Bollywood Hot Bold Actor Aamir Khan are leaving no stone unturned to promote their upcoming films “Paa” and “3 Idiots” respectively - the two are meeting Sunday to discuss marketing gimmicks for both the films.
“Paa” releasing date is Dec 4, while “3 Idiots” releasing date is Dec 25.
“Aamir comes over Sunday at my initiative to discuss a few promotional points for our respective films. It is always a joy to meet him… We have always spent time together discussing various topics of common interest and yes films is one of them.
Aamir, who excels at promotional gimmicks for his movies, has so far had live chat Gupshup with fans on the Internet, reportedly got in touch with them through social-networking websites and even launched the music of the film online.
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, “3 Idiots” has been produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller “Five Point Someone”, it stars R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Bollywood Hot Actress Kareena Kapoor apart from Aamir.
Big B too is promoting “Paa”, in which he plays a 13-year-old suffering from the disease progeria that causes premature ageing. He says his fans often come to visit him on Sundays and that he plans to “give hand outs autographed by me or maybe by Auro”.
“There is a unique way in which the promotion for ‘Paa’ is scheduled over the radio and soon you shall all be in a position to witness it…,” he wrote.
“Talks have now been initiated for the premiere to be held in not one, not two, but three centers. And we are diligently working on a London-Dubai-Mumbai destination… The logistics and the mechanics are being worked out and hopefully there will be some news soon,” he added.
Directed by R. Balakrishnan, “Paa” stars Bollywood Hot Actor Abhishek Bachchan and Bollywood Hot Actress Vidya Balan as Amitabh’s parents.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Paa Abhishek Bachchan said that, “Dad was a good son”
On the occasion of Children’s Day, TOI managed a peek into the world of 13-year-old Auro, a very special child who will visit cinema theaters this December 4.
Who would’ve thought that Abhishek Bachchan would actually play a father to Bollywood’s biggest legend Amitabh Bachchan someday?
The near impossible has happened. In Big Pictures’ Paa, the iconic Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan and son Bollywood Hot Actor Abhishek Bachchan come together to create a never-before-seen magic. Says R Balki, the director of this ambitious venture that is the current talking point with astute cineastes, “The idea came when I walked into Amitabh Bachchan’s office one day and found Abhishek there in a very mature mould. I was completely fascinated seeing a somber Abhishek and a playful Amitabh Bachchan who was lounging around. The scene I saw made it seem like Abhishek was the elder and Amitabh Bachchan was the son.’’
Fascinated with this role reversal, Balki who won several accolades for his Cheeni Kum with the Big B, decided that he should capture this father-son equation on screen. He decided to cast Abhishek as an understated politician with a special child. “On the net I came across the disease Progeria,’’ says the film-maker. “I read extensively about it and learned that there are only 40-odd cases of children across the world who is afflicted with this disease. It matched the concept I had in mind. So in a way I found the concept first and then went looking for a disease to match it. Not the other way around.’’
This film will mark the return of AB Corp to Hindi cinema after a hiatus. When asked how he felt playing his father’s father on screen, AB Junior says, “Paa was a unique experience, in fact the unique nature of this role was the reason I chose to do the film. The film gave me the opportunity to see how real life role reversal works. When Balki first spoke to me about the film and the concept he had in mind, I told him immediately, ‘I am on!’ It is not every day that you get to play your father’s father. It was great working together and he was a good son!”
Balki adds, “The film’s USP is that it will be the only time when you get to see a son playing his dad’s dad and also the one time when you get to see a father playing his son’s son.’’
Balki is particularly pleased that being professional actors —both the Bachchans have pitched their performances right.
Guess Balki couldn’t have asked for anything better for his second outing at the movies.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Bollywood Hot Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh Said that,”Ranbir and I are competitors”
Their grandfathers were best friends, their fathers enjoy great camaraderie and Neil Nitin Mukesh says he and Bollywood Hot Actor Ranbir Kapoor are pals too. But he also admits that there is healthy rivalry between them.
"Ranbir and I are of course competitors. But there's no negative rivalry between us. Our respective fathers (Nitin Mukesh and Rishi Kapoor) would kill us if we behaved like two brats fighting for the same roles," Neil said.
"I'm proud that Ranbir's and my grandfather (Raj Kapoor and Mukesh) were very close friends. My father and Ranbir Kapoor's father adore each other. Ranbir is like my younger brother," he added
Neil's Bollywood Upcoming Movie Jail and Ranbir's Bollywood Upcoming Movie Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani released on the same day."I'd want Ranbir's film to do as well as mine," Neil says. "Fortunately, Jail and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab look like north and south poles."
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Bollywood Shahenshah Hot Superstar Amitabh Bachchan completes 40 years.
The year was 1969 and a young 27-year-old - tall and lanky - aspiring actor named Amitabh Bachchan made his big screen debut in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas' Saat Hindustani.
The film, which released exactly 40 years ago on November 7, saw Amitabh Bachchan play the role of a Muslim poet who joins six other commandos to liberate Goa from the Portuguese.
Amitabh Bachchan bagged the National Award for best newcomer that year, but everyone thought his unconventional looks would go against him in showbiz. However four decades later the actor is a living legend who is still going strong.
Romance, comedy, drama, action, suspense, emotion, and song and dance - whatever a Bollywood film demands, the Big B delivers. In the last four decades, Amitabh Bachchan has acted in over 150 films and still inspires the next generation of actors and filmmakers.
At 67 years of age, when most actors of his generation have gone off the radar, the icon continues to push the envelope his latest role being that of a 13-year-old in his next release Paa!
Every time his professional obituary has been written, the actor has bounced back. From the angry young man in the '70s and '80s to television's most popular host in the new millennium and now to an icon who has reinvented himself on the big screen, the legend of Amitabh Bachchan continues.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Aamir Khan said, “Idiot is not stupid”
Ahead of the release of his new film "3 Idiots", Bollywood Hot actor Aamir Khan Thursday drew a distinction between the term "idiots and "stupid”, saying that "idiots are very normal persons" who at some point prove themselves in an "unconventional way".
At an event in a city hotel to promote the first song of Rajkumar Hirani's "3 idiots", Aamir said: "Idiots are thought to be very normal persons but at some point of time they prove themselves to be someone with extra caliber. They are not stupid; rather they come to limelight in an unconventional way."
Actor R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi were also present at the screening of the song "Jab life ho out of control, all is well".
There are five songs in the film.
"3 idiots" is a story of three engineering students - Sharman Joshi, Aamir Khan and R. Madhavan - and their experiences on the campus.
Bollywood Hot Actress Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani play important roles and Kajol makes a special appearance in the film. The campus shown in the film is of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A).
The film is scheduled to release date Dec 25.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Bollywood Hot Actor Shahrukh Khan might be the undisputed King of Bollywood, but it's Ranbir Kapoor who reigns in the world of PR strategy and popularity.
In a survey conducted by Eikona, the Specialized Content and PR Measurement Evaluation Unit division of TAM (Television Audience Measurement) across four cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore, Bollywood Hot Actor Ranbir Kapoor has got the maximum votes - 39 points out of 40 as the top actor who has garnered maximum publicity because of the publicity campaign generated for Wake Up Sid.
Bollywood Hot Actor Sanjay Dutt is a close second at (37). But strangely, SRK is at the bottom of the list (on number 10) in terms of PR and media coverage managing only 4 points out of 40. Even the media-shy Bollywood Hot Actor Salman Khan beats SRK with a score of 21 while Aamir tops Salman with 25. Hrithik Roshan comes third with a score of 32.
So what's the reason for this Kapoor boy's popularity?
Ranbir tells a daily, "I really don't know if I should be thankful or apologetic about it. I guess it's also because of the multiplex strike that three films of mine are releasing back to back. But I will make a conscious effort next time to space my releases."
In an interview to a daily, Karan Johar says, "If Ranbir tops the list it's because of his publicity done for Wake Up Sid for which I would like to thank his efficient publicist. I would also thank Ranbir for being so supportive about our PR strategy. Both Ranbir, my publicist, publicity designer Divya and Ayaan (Mukherjee) have all worked to promote and project Ranbir and Bollywood New Release Movie 2009 Wake Up Sid the correct manner. If Ranbir has created a buzz it's because we have targeted the demography of the youth and we all know that the youth dictates a large section of viewing audiences today. It's all about youth power."
Surprisingly, Karan's best friend Shahrukh is seen at the bottom of the list. KJo defends SRK, "Shah Rukh is above any ratings. He won't come under any ratings.
He is a national and international icon and not to be put into these ratings.
Which product won't sell if Shah Rukh endorses it? He's almost the face of the entertainment world above and beyond ratings."
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Bollywood Hot Actor Ranbir Kapoor on Yuva (The Magazine for Young India)'s cover.
He is Hot, he is cool and he is Sid! He is someone, who comes with a statutory warning 'Beware ladies! Look...I am coming'.
Well, he is Bollywood Hot Actor- Ranbir Kapoor, who, with his performance in Wake up Sid, made everyone sit up and take notice of his talent!
Looking at his ever-increasing fan base, it becomes obvious that he is the eternal youth icon.
Hence, it comes as no surprise to know that he is the cover boy of Yuva, the magazine for young India.
Ranbir, does belt out a few verbal gems in this freewheeling interview, whereby, on Deepika, he says that "We are like any normal couple with a career. We are busy working, we exchange notes once in awhile, give feedback to each other, spend time together".
He also clarifies the faster-than-fire kind of rumor that had he and Imran Khan is coming together as partners to form a production company.
He rubbishes the rumor saying that "Let me put it on record, that's completely false.
Imran and I won't mind doing a film together, but we haven't found anything that interests us. Even this whole thing about us being very close buddies is just talk".
Seems like there's so much more to Ranbir than just his famed chocolate looks.
Needless to say then, this issue of 'Yuva' is indeed a must-buy for those who know Ranbir and for those who wish to know Ranbir!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Shahrukh Khan Birthday
Bollywood Hot actor Shahrukh Khan today turned 44th years. King Khan is celebrating his birthday in the tinsel city with close friend Karan Johar,wife Gauri and two kids name Aryan and Suhana.
SRK Birthday, which born on November 2, 1965, will be a private affair, a close aide of actor said.
Shah Rukh Khan, who started his acting career from small screen, has established himself as a successful actor in the film industry.
Shah Rukh started his acting career as TV actor in serial 'Fauji'. He made his Bollywood debut from a blockbuster Deewana.
After Deewana, the Badshah of Bollywood never looked behind. He has a several success films and awards in his kitty.
Dar, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na, Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, Main Hoon Na, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer Zara, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Om Shanti Om are few names which tells his success story in the Hindi Cinema.
'My Name is Khan' is his next much awaited movie based on trauma after 9/11 attack in the United States.