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By Subhash K. Jha, May 7, 2011 – 15:08 IST
Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez who shared a fleeting moment of song-and-dance camaraderie in Housefull are all set to get really cosy as husband and wife in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Jai Ramji.
Dhulia, who never shies away from hot breathy love-making sequences, recently shot some torrid scenes with Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill in Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster. For Jai Ramji too he has some extra-special plans for the bedroom.
The idea of casting Jacqueline came to Tigmanshu after he saw the lately-emboldened actress comfortably cuddling up to Emraan Hashmi in the stills of Murder 2.
It’s time for the actress to carry her sizzle further in the inspiring company of Arjun Rampal who lately did an semi-x-rated love-making sequence with TV actress Shruti Seth in Raajneeti .
After Preity Zinta, it’s Jacqueline Fernandez who has been added to the cast of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s rustic tale Jai Ramji. And he plans to add a number of more glamorous babes from Mumbai in even the smaller female parts. He has already spoken to number glam-dolls for even the cameos and walk-on parts. They’ve all agreed to be part of Dhulia’s glamour bazaar.
Tigmanshu’s logic is simple. Going rustic and real doesn’t mean relinquishing glamour. “This is a logic we’ve inherited from the art-house films where realism was equated with a lack of glamour. My film is set in a small town. But it will feature sexy glamorous Bollywood actresses. We need to break the More >
Shah Rukh Khan comes back to where he started from, a primetime TV series
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 03, 2011)
Shah Rukh Khan kicked off his career with television serials like Fauji and Circus two decades ago. But he aimed to reach higher-Bollywood.
Not only did he reach the silver screen, but struck gold there. Yet, the actor bowed down in respect for the television industry, which gave him his first opportunity.
He returned to TV with reality shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati, Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain? and Zor Ka Jhatka, leaving behind fans asking for more. Ever since, TV has become a second home for the actor.
With his on and off relationship with TV, we hear SRK is returning once again, this time in a primetime soap titled Sasural Simar Ka.
The actor who has always valued his early struggling days on TV will make a come back through a cameo appearance on the show.
The show also marks the return of India’s beloved child bride, Avika Gor aka Anandi of Balika Vadhu.
It wasn’t a cake walk for the producers of the show to get King Khan to do the cameo. Says a source, “The serial is a highly anticipated fiction show, especially because it marks the return of Avika Gor.
It was not easy to convince SRK considering his packed schedule. He heard the entire track of the show and the story appealed to him because the story of the protagonist resembles the actor’s own life. Thus, he agreed and even started shooting for the show last night.”
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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 28, 2011 – 16:14 IST
Ali Zafar seems to have become Yash Raj’s blue eyed boy. The Pakistani pop singer, who debuted with Tere Bin Laden and will also be seen in YRF’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, even makes a cameo appearance in Y Films’ Luv Ka The End.
Ali would be seen playing a rock star by the name of Freddie Kapoor in this teen flick which stars Shraddha Kapoor and Taaha Shah. He will be seen performing on the track ‘Fun Fun Funaa‘ which incidentally he has only sung. Apparently, it was director Bumpy’s idea to have Ali make a special appearance since he has a huge fan following among the youth.
Saif Ali Khan has taken the responsibility of transforming sister’s love Kunal Khemu’s drooping career. He will produce a film for him
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 18, 2011)
Bhai Saif Ali Khan, like a doting brother, has decided to take charge of sister’s beau, Kunal Khemu’s career. Soha, who has been dating Khemu for almost three years, now, wants her boyfriend to have a stable career.
And as a concerned bhai, Saif will do whatever it takes to put a smile on his baby sister’s face. He will produce a film for Kunal and will also do a cameo to add his star value to the project.
As reported by us earlier, Raj and DK who made 99 and are awaiting the release of Shor in the City, will direct this film by Saif’s Illuminati Films. A source close to Saif said, “Saif thinks, both Raj and DK are extremely talented.
He will also do a cameo in the film, which is a two-hero project. Contrary to speculations, it is unclear if Soha will be a part of the film.”
Raj confirmed, “Yes, Kunal is doing our film. There are two leads in the film and Kunal is one of them. The rest is yet to be finalised. It is a very out of the box comedy thriller and something very different from 99 or Shor… It’s like a brand new high for us.”Kunal Khemu (above) and Saif Ali Khan’s (right) sister Soha (below) have been in a steady relationship for almost three years
Speaking about Saif and Soha being part of the film, Raj said, “We are discussing a part with Saif. More >
While Vidya plays Abhishek’s wife in Dum Maaro Dum, Ash, the original choice for the role, chooses to be his wife strictly off-screen
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 18, 2011)
For all those who are still wondering whether Vidya Balan is a part of Rohan Sippy’s Dum Maaro Dum, the news is that the Paa actress in indeed a part of the forthcoming film. In fact, UTV CEO Siddharth Roy Kapoor’s girlfriend, Balan will be seen essaying the role of Abhishek Bachchan’s wife.
However, what is interesting is that, according to industry insiders, initially, Jr Bachchan’s real life wife Aishwarya Rai was approached for the same role.
A source close to the film told us, “Vidya has a very significant cameo in the film, but she was definitely not the first choice to play Abhishek’s wife. Rohan and producer Fox Star Studios wanted Aishwarya but somehow things didn’t work out.”
The question that still remains unanswered, however is why or rather how did Vidya come to replace Ash when both the director and the producer wanted otherwise? A leading English daily, on April 2, 2011 had reported how Ash was offered the role of Sarah Jane Dias in Game initially. Evidently, for reasons unknown, Mrs Jr Bachchan had been unable to take up that offer.
When we asked director Rohan Sippy the reason behind Vidya doing the film despite Ash being the first choice, he replied with a message, saying, “Vidya was gracious enough to do my film.”
However, going with More >
Bachchan senior to introduce the seven incorrigible brothers in Soham Shah’s remake of the 1982 classic Satte Pe Satta
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 30, 2011)
The remake of the classic Satte Pe Satta (1982) will have Sanjay Dutt and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in the key roles but one will also see the original male lead, Amitabh Bachchan, in the remake to be directed by Soham Shah.
Big B will introduce all the seven brothers in the opening credits of the film.
A source said, “The original Satte Pe Satta was a hit with Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in the lead roles. Director Soham Shah was very keen to have Mr Bachchan playing a cameo for the remake.
Soham had a word with him and asked him to do a song in the film. They both decided to have him in the beginning of the film where he will introduce all the seven brothers.”
The source added, “Amitabh Bachchan quite liked the idea and is looking forward to it. So far, the list of seven incorrigible brothers include, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemmu, Rajpal Yadav and debutant Siddhant Kapoor apart from Sanjay Dutt.
They are in talks with Omi Vaidya for the seventh male lead.”
Both Amitabh Bachchan and Soham Shah remained unavailable for comment.Yogen Shah A poster of 1982 Satte Pe Satta Director Soham Shah
Salman, it seems, is doing all he can to hinder his ex-girlfriend’s career
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 29, 2011)
Salman Khan seems to have been offended by Katrina Kaif’s open declaration of her love for Ranbir Kapoor and how she would never go back to her ex-flame.
Out to avenge his lost emotions, Khan is now making sure that he proves to be a major hindrance in Kaif’s career graph.
According to our source, “Salman Khan has done everything in his capacity to make Katrina a leading star.
However after their break up and her alleged relationship and break up with Ranbir Kapoor, Salman is out to seek revenge.
He has already asked people close to him not to work with Katrina. If anyone dares to work with her, clearly, he will not be a part of the project.
In fact, during the shooting of Ready, an A-lister actress was needed for a cameo but Salman suggested Zarine Khan’s name in spite of Katrina being in the discussions.
Salman, it seems, has also told Kabir Khan that he would not want to work with Katrina in his film and Priyanka should step in.”
Another source added, “Salman has never been like this but he is definitely not happy with Katrina’s behaviour. It was evident during the shoot of Bigg Boss when Salman had taken digs at her. The anger has only multiplied.”
However a source close to Katrina said, “There is no tension between Salman and her and everything is fine. She still considers Salman as one of her closest friends in Bollywood More >
By Subhash K. Jha, March 28, 2011 – 11:36 IST
Pankaj Kapoor’s dream project Mausam just got costlier. The fastidious director has decided to shoot an elaborate promotional number which would cost the producers a staggering amount of money.
The song which began shooting at suburban hotel on Saturday evening is not quite the promotional video that Shahid has done in the past with Kareena Kapoor for Jab We Met…remember ‘Mauja Hi Mauja‘?
Pankaj insisted that Shahid and Sonam not just take a chance with a dance .The specification to choreographer Ahmed Khan is, the lead pair has to remain in character even when dancing for promotion, thereby taking away from the characteristic zing of a promotional video.
A fairly expensive exercize for a film that’s already gone over-budget.
But as producer Sheetal Talwar puts it, “No expense is too much for this film. Every penny is a wise investment. The song has cost a whopping amount. But the extra amount is money well spent. Did anyone ask K. Asif how much he spent on that ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya‘ song in Mughal-E-Azam? What is important is not the cost. It’s the end-result. We’ve shot a song that Shahid and Sonam can proudly show to their children.”
The extra song which would serve as a promotional video for Mausam, choreographed by Shahid Kapoor’s buddy Ahmed Khan, would cost the producers a whopping extra 1.5 crore rupees.
The song for which an elaborate set has been constructed began shooting at the Royal Palms in Goregaon More >
Zarine Khan hit the headlines with her striking similarity to Katrina Kaif. And after a box office dud Veer, opposite Salman Khan, she hit the gym. The latter has finally paid off!
After making a cameo appearance in Salman Khan’s Ready, Zarine will now be seen in Salman’s close friend Sajid Nadiadwala’s film Housefull 2. She has already signed the project.
When contacted, Sajid Khan, the director of the film confirmed the news, saying, “Yes, she has joined the cast along with Asin and Jacqueline. However, I won’t be able to tell you whom she has been signed opposite as the screenplay is quite twisted.
Sajid Nadiadwala gave the story idea. Tusshar Hiranandani, Sajid-Farhad and I are writing the screenplay. Sajid-Farhad are writing the dialogues as well.”
So how was Zarine finalised? “I met her at a cancer association function with my producer Sajid Nadiadwala. That’s when we saw how beautiful she has become.
She has lost a lot of weight as well. Within a week we decided to sign her for the film,” revealed Khan.
Nadiadwala confirming the news, said, “I have known her for a long time. We have been family friends and I am glad that we are working together.”
‘Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji’ is a story from the past and as things stands today for Shruti Hassan, she is pretty much awaiting her next big film that would enable her to march into Bollywood. Though she has acted in a couple of films so far (including ‘Luck’), Shruti is still waiting for that foothold that would give her a solid standing.
Thankfully for her, there has been appreciation from both films but she is not yet finding a similar ground for herself the way other relative newcomers like Sonakshi Sinha or Anushka Sharma are.
“Her decision to go ahead and try her luck in an all-men film ‘Luck’ was questionable by itself. Lastly, her second attempt at acting in a Hindi film with Emraan Hashmi, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji, turned out to be a mere cameo which started and ended before one could say ‘dil’”, says a trade observer, “Still, it was surprising that when other non-filmy girls like Shazahn and Shraddha got much more mileage than Shruti in the film, even her on-screen mom (played by Tisca Chopra) had a meatier part. Some damage control was done though as she bargained for a special appearance tag.”
All is not over for Shruti though as down South she has a huge project in the form of ’7 Aum Arivu’ which is currently being filmed. The movie is special because not just is Shruti paired opposite a huge star Surya; it also has director A.R. Murugadoss at the helm of affairs who is calling the shots three years after Aamir Khan’s ‘Ghajini’.“While other girls from South like More >