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While Kangna says she’s been dating an English doctor for over a year, no one has seen him yet!
BOMBAY TIMES (November 22, 2011)
Kangna Ranaut has admitted to dating UK-based doctor Nicholas Lafferty for over a year, claiming they were introduced by Kites actress Barbara Mori’s brother Kintaro. The actress has also admitted to being in love on a chat show, adding that despite being a world apart they keep in touch through video chat. While the two haven’t been spotted publicly or even with friends, the actress maintains that this relationship is for keeps.
Recently, a celebrity magazine printed a photograph of Lafferty, provided to them by the actress. A little investigation on Kangna’s man on Facebook reveals cosy pictures of him with another girl. In fact, there are pictures of him there with everyone except he actress. That could be because she is a public figure or that they want to keep photographs private. Or perhaps, this is an open relationship because Kangna too has been linked to several co-stars in the past year. What’s strange is that they aren’t even friends on the site, given that he visits his profile regularly.
There have been reports that she spent time with Lafferty in London while shooting for Tezzz, but none of her co-stars or the crew have seen him. Strangely enough, he never visited her on the set. If she’s talking about him publicly, why won’t she meet him publicly?
A common friend denies that Kintaro introduced the supposed couple, saying, “While More >
Actress Pratyusha Banerjee, better known as Anandi on the small screen, went through a breakup recently but has now reconciled with boyfriend Makrand Malhotra. Neha Maheshwri finds out more….
BOMBAY TIMES (November 19, 2011)
Actress Pratyusha Banerjee stepped in Avika Gor’s shoes as Anandi and viewers received her with open arms. While her professional life has been written about, her personal life has always been a closely guarded secret. However, BT now gives you the scoop on her real life relationship. The actress after a few heartbreaks (reportedly the list includes a couple of popular faces from the acting industry), has finally found love in Makrand Malhotra, a businessman and an aspiring actor. His mother Pinki rents out studious for shoots. The two met through common friends around three months ago. They hit it off instantly and started seeing each other. But much like Pratyusha’s reel life, her real life too then hit troubled waters and the couple mutually called it quits for some time. There have been many splits between them ever since but the two have always gotten back together. Informs a source, “They recently had a fight and stopped communicating with each other completely. However, we were certain that they would reconcile and that is what happened. Pratyusha is very fond of Makrand and can’t do without him.”
Pratyusha confirmed that she is dating Makrand. She said, “So, you know about our fight too. Every relationship has its ups and downs and so did More >
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; May 7, 2011)
Mallika Sherawat is back in India from the US. Yesterday she was shooting a dance number for her forthcoming film Double Dhamaal at Mehboob studios, Bandra. She was at her chatty and catty best. This is the Mallika we know and love. Uninhibited and caustic. Excerpts from the interview…
You really met US President Barack Obama? Yes. He is a thorough gentleman — simple and intelligent. I even invited him for the premiere of my film Love, Barack which he gracefully accepted. In fact, I feel that my life is the same as Obama’s. I do not come from a filmi family, nor do I have a Godfather. I’m from Haryana, but I changed the rules of the industry with my work and so has Obama. I entered an industry dominated by ones who use their surname as a passport, yet I managed to make a name for myself. I think we both are changing the rules of the game in our own way.
You constantly draw criticism for your acting and your dressing. Comment. This is what I also want to know. I am the only Indian actor to have met the President of the United States, the most powerful man on earth. That is something special, right? And still people try to pull me down instead of celebrating the fact that an Indian has made it big. My obituaries have been written a number of times, but somehow I manage to resurrect myself. God has been kind. Society celebs and the socalled blue bloods of Bollywood are the only ones who More >
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; April 12, 2011)
Model Poonam Pandey who went into hiding after getting threats for her strip-for-win plan, is now back on the radar. She surfaces to give her side of the story. And answering the burning questions. Excerpts from the interview…
You didn’t strip naked when Team India won. In fact, no one could trace you. Why make false promises? • I feared for my life. I had even given my manager a letter to send to the BCCI to allow me to strip privately as public stripping is a crime, but they didn’t allow me. I couldn’t have just hit the road and got naked because people wanted to see me do that. It was supposed to be fun but it took an ugly turn. I was threatened. I switched off my cell and tried to figure out my next step and how to deal with the court case. I went underground but I didn’t flee the city.
This publicity gimmick certainly worked for you. • Let’s not tag it as that. I did strip for a TV channel to show that I was serious. I got an offer to pose nude on the cover of a magazine and they were giving me half a billion rupees, but I didn’t do it. I could have used this as a gimmick too, no? Yes, thanks to the spotlight, I’ve got a film offer and TV shows which I’m contemplating.
We hear a reality show is happening. • The channel people are floating such rumours. They had offered it to me but I haven’t said yes to them. I need a great offer to make me interested.
The threats forced you to leave More >
Brazilian model-turned-actress Giselli Monteiro tells BT she’s pleased to finally have some dialogues in her forthcoming film
Prathibha Joy (BOMBAY TIMES; March 24, 2011) Giselli Monteiro is thrilled. From a debut opposite Saif Ali Khan to a second film produced by the Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, this Brazilian import’s career in B-town seems to be headed in the right direction. She’s excited that her new Hindi film will release this summer, but she does regret that she didn’t get to meet SRK himself. “There have been questions about whether I got any lessons from Shah Rukh. Forget lessons, I didn’t even get to meet him,” she says. Giselli knows, though, that even a mention of a remote association with SRK is good enough. “Being a part of his production is a big step for me. I would have loved to have worked with Shah Rukh himself, though. He’s like a lucky charm for young actresses. See what debuting opposite him has done for actresses like Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma,” adds Giselli. With the promos of her next, Always Kabhi Kabhi, slated to start airing in April, Giselli is glad that she will be seen on-screen again. After all, her debut film, Love Aaj Kal in which she played Harleen Kaur, released two years ago. “Always Kabhi Kabhi took longer to make than we expected, but the end result is very exciting. It traces the life of four youngsters as they grow from adolescence to adulthood. Much of this is about school and More >
By Subhash K. Jha, March 3, 2011 – 11:43 IST
When the torrent of torridity gets high, the level of drama rises in proportion. This was proven on location at the hamlet called Baria in Gujarat where Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill were shooting last month for two months for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster.
Apparently, things got too close for comfort between Mahie and Randeep. When the news of their new-found intimacy reached her boyfriend, he caught the first train to Baria to check out the temperature.
Says a source from the location, “Mahie and Randeep have a lot of intimate passionate scenes in Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster. Their hot on-screen vibes began to get to them and they were often seen spending time together.
Randeep laughs off all suggestions of torridity. “Mahie is a wonderful girl and a really good actress. We play a couple locked in a desperate passion. So yes, there were many really intimate moments which we’ve performed to the best of our abilities. I am no stranger to on-screen passion. In Rang Rasiya too I did some really passionate scenes with Nandana Sen who has, I believe, a boyfriend. We are actors. We have to do many things that might offend people around us.”
Mahie on the other hand is candid enough to admit that her boyfriend did show up at Baria. The special man in her life is Ravi Kesar, the executive director of a company who is also into the business of gaming and casinos.
Says Mahie, “Ravi did join me in Baria. But More >
If one is attempting a love story replete with all the typical Bollywood ingredients, one can’t help but get inspired from some of the popular classics of the same genre, even if one doesn’t wish to. There’s of course nothing wrong in that and it’s natural too. But in order to avoid getting ‘old-wine-in-new-bottle’ kind of response, the filmmaker should ensure that his execution stands out from the rest of the films, even if it borrows heavily from them. Now this is not an easy task to attempt but director Aanand L Rai succeeds in achieving the feat in Tanu Weds Manu! A sweet romantic comedy, the execution along with the one-liners and performances ensure a good time to the viewers although the film does falter at places.
The story of the movie: Manoj Sharma aka Manu (R Madhavan) is the ideal bridgegroom anyone can ask for. He’s sweet, temperamental, working in the medical field, has a nice family and home in Delhi and doesn’t have any addictions (although he smokes occasionally). Based in London since 12 years, he’s compelled to come to India when his family pressurizes him to get married. As soon as he lands in India, he’s told to go to Kanpur to meet Tanuja Trivedi aka Tanu (Kangna Ranaut) for marriage. Manu falls for her but Tanu is least interested in him. She’s a rebel and diametrically opposite to Manu. Besides, she already has a boyfriend named Awasthi and hence in no mood to marry Manu. Manu thus steps back. But destiny has other plans. They More >
Jennifer Aniston reacts to rumours about being in the Hollywood remake of Khamoshi and Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya
Anshul Chaturvedi | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; February 9, 2011)
Hollywood stars may be very appealing to Indian audiences, but is the interest level just as high if they are seen in our desi films? A Stallone in Rambo rocks, but that doesn’t mean Stallone in Kambakkht Ishq is aspirational; Julia’s shooting for Eat Pray Love got more interest here than the film itself did, post release; and the Big Daddy of western star’s Indian connect, Sir Ben Kingsley himself, couldn’t do anything to change which way the cards lay on the table for Teen Patti.
So I opted to not ask Jennifer Aniston if she was fascinated by India. But Jennifer’s latest release Just Go With It, still has an India connect since it, engagingly enough, has been described online as a remake of the Salman-starrer, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, which charge is dismissed with a shrug by the movie’s director, Dennis Dugan, since both MPKK and JGWI are actually remakes of The Cactus, which is based on a play. So there’s little risk, yet, of a Jennifer starrer being branded a remake of a Sush-starrer.
Do a net search and you find that this is not the first time you are looking at ‘Jennifer Aniston in Indian remake’ goss. As far back as 2008, the net had stories of Jennifer having expressed her willingness to play the character of Waheeda Rehman in a remake of Khamoshi (no, not More >
BOMBAY TIMES (February 6, 2011)
This is your only chance to rewind it all if you have missed what was hot and happening. Bollywood’s most famous talk show host Karan Johar is known to prod the wellguarded celebrities until they spill the beans like never before. Once they agree to come on his show Koffee With Karan, there is certainly no escaping Karan’s questions. We have heard some jaw-dropping statements being blurted out on the show and the third season is arguably the best of all the seasons. If Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor’s comment on former beau Ranbir Kapoor angered papa Rishi Kapoor, the lad however chose to keep his cool and acknowledged his relationship with Deepika as one of the most beautiful relationships. He even commented on Deepika’s tattoo and said that it was brave of her to retain the famous RK tattoo even after their split. Deepika had ruffled many feathers by announcing on the show that she would like to gift Ranbir ‘a pack of condoms’. She also made jibes at Ranbir’s current girlfriend, Katrina Kaif by saying that she would like to see her passport. If Deepika scored a ten with her comments on Ranbir, Sonam Kapoor too wasn’t left behind. Sonam said that she never found Ranbir sexy during the shoot of Saawariya and it was confirmed when he dropped the towel in one of the songs. The episode in question witnessed the bonhomie between the two actresses whilst there were some other episodes where we saw the More >
Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya has had a tough time with buyers. Madhu Mantena, Nandana Sen’s boyfriend has decided to distribute the film with Sheetal Talwar now
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 22, 2011)
Madhu Mantena, who is dating Nandana Sen, has come to her rescue. Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya starring Nandana and Randeep Hooda has been stuck for very long.
The film which was lying in the cans for nearly two years will see the light of the day now, thanks to Madhu and Sheetal Talwar, directors of the production house Cinergy. They are jointly distributing the film, which is slated for release in April this year.
Ketan Mehta who is known to be a bold filmmaker pushed the envelope with Rang Rasiya, a film based on the life of 19th century painter Raja Ravi Verma. The film has steamy lovemaking scenes and one with frontal nudity. Thus Mehta was having a lot of trouble finding buyers due to the film’s bold subject and high budget.
Madhu Mantena confirmed this and said, “Yes, we are still negotiating on behalf of Cinergy. If everything works out, we will release the film in April.”
Mantena claimed that his decision had nothing to do with the fact that his girlfriend starred in the film. “I’m very fascinated by Raja Verma and Ketan’s work. It’s a film that needs to be shown. Of course, I was introduced to the film because of Nandana but I think if I do the film it will be because of its merit,” he insisted.Yogen shah Madhu More >