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The actor is on cloud nine these days
Bina Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; April 11, 2011) Jackky Bhagnani is relieved. His second release F.A.L.T.U. opened to good collections and is moving steadily forward in the second week after its release.
Says the actor, “The success of my second film is a weight off my shoulder. If my dad (Vashu Bhagnani) wishes to make another film for me, I will be overjoyed. However, I would not put forward a request to him asking for the same. From now on, I’m on my own; in the sense, my family will always be by me, but now I’m up for grabs by the industry like any other star my age. And, Bollywood will give me the opportunities I deserve.’’
Having signed two more films, Jackky is actually on cloud nine. He feels it is all surreal. “Now I know what people mean when they say that their phone has not stopped ringing,’’ he smiles.
Ask Jackky who are the guys whose messages and compliments he cherishes and he says, “Abhishek Bachchan called to wish me luck on the day of my release. I truly appreciate his gesture because he, too, had a release on the same day. I have always loved Abhishek and this was one big moment for me.”
Apparently he got a message from his screen idol Hrithik Roshan as well. “Hrithik is God,’’ he says. “His message had me over the moon. And I was also very happy when filmmaker Siddharth Anand said he was completely surprised by my performance.”
And, of course, then there is Arjun Rampal who said More >
Sammir Dattani’s on cloud nine. The actor is super thrilled with the audience’s response to his latest release I Hate Luv Storys (IHLS). Sammir, who made his debut with a Rajshri film and was later seen in the critically acclaimed Mukhbir, is very pleased with the was his career is shaping up. Earlier this year he was seen in Shyam Benegal’s Well Done Abba, and in his recent release, he wears his heart on his sleeve to woo his lady love Sonam Kapoor in style.
A Shyam Benegal film and a Karan Johar release in the same year has been extremely exciting for him. “Last year I told a friend that I want to do a Dharma film and work with Sonam Kapoor. I didn’t expect both things to happen together,” he says.
Speaking about his character Raj in IHLS, he says, “Who would not like Raj? He’s your quintessential lover boy and a perfect catch. Sonam and I play Raj and Simran — the perfect couple a la Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. That was really special since DDLJ is among my all time favourite romantic films.” So did he take inspiration from Shah Rukh Khan for his character? “No, I play an investment banker. He comes from a corporate background, dresses formally. Also our director Punit Malhotra knew exactly what he wanted so I didn’t need to look anywhere for inspiration. But yes, I do go down on my knees and sing Tujhe dekha to yeh jaana sanam to Sonam in our opening scene. I was so anxious about the idea of singing impromptu on screen,” he More >
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A heroine has been finalised to jive with Akshay Kumar for the remixed song of Apni to jaise taise… from Laawaris (1981). It’s Aladin actress, Jacqueline Fernandez, who has bagged the coveted role for Sajid Khan’s Housefull.
Ritesh Deshmukh, Jacqueline’s Aladin co-star will be also seen in the song. She was finalised for the item song on Thursday. The song, which was originally sung by Kishore Kumar, has been re-recorded in Mika’s voice. Portions of Kishore Kumar’s original track will also be retained.
The interesting part of the re-recording, which was originally composed by Kalyanji-Anandji, is that director Sajid Khan too sang a few lines of the song along with Mika. The remixed version is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Sajid says, “I had sung a few lines of Mast Kalandar in my first film as a director, Heyy Baby. So I was asked to pitch in as the lucky mascot for Apni to jaise taise too. We have completely redone the original song. However, if Kalyanji-Anandji were alive, they would be very happy with what we have done with their song.”
Commenting on Jacqueline finally bagging this chartbuster, Sajid says, “We wanted a relatively fresh, untried face for the song. Both, Farah, who is going to choreograph the number, and me, thought that More >
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Shah Rukh Khan got married again yesterday at a five-star hotel in Ahmedabad to 20-year-old Tillana Desai. Wait, don’t jump to conclusions, it was a mock wedding that SRK impulsively thought up to pacify the girl who is in love with him. SRK was promoting his film My Name is Khan and didn’t think he’d run into a girl, dressed up as a bride, who also wanted her name to be Khan!
Our source said, “At his film’s event, SRK had to meet people with unusual love stories. Among the crowd, was 20-year-old Tillana Desai, who had come dressed in full bridal finery. When SRK asked her about her love story, she said she had been in love with a guy since she was seven but can’t marry him as he is already married.
When SRK asked her who the guy was, he was surprised to know that he was the man in question. She also said that she only uses the products that he endorses and refuses to buy anything else. The girl insisted that SRK should marry her. SRK used his million-dollar charm to overcome the awkwardness. The girl had even brought a ring with her. He went down on his knees and slipped the ring on her finger, saying that this is their rehearsal for the wedding.”
The lucky girl is on cloud nine. To have SRK down on his knees is many a More >
By Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 25, 2010)
Minissha Lamba is on cloud nine – last month, she finally bought her first house, a three-bedroom flat at Raj Classique in Andheri, where Bollywood celebrities Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor, Abbas Tyrewala and Satish Kaushik will be her neighbours. Says an excited Minissha, “I have been house hunting for the last six months. I had scanned the whole of Yari Road, Four Bungalows and the Versova stretch, but couldn’t find what I wanted. I was so tired by the exertion that at one point I thought of just giving up. However, I never thought of looking in this building because I never thought it would have a flat for sale. It was sheer chance that I happened to see this flat. The moment I saw it, I fell in love with it. Being single in the city, it is very important to have your own place. I am planning to do the interior design myself.
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Deepika Padukone is on cloud nine. Last night, she was the privileged Bollywood personality to have dinner with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and 20 cabinet ministers at the PM’s residence at 10 Janpath, in Delhi. The dinner was organised in honour of Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and his wife Miyuki Hatoyama, who are currently on a visit to India.Deepika Padukone
The Japanese PM and his wife are huge Bollywood fans and expressed their desire to meet Deepika. They loved her in her debut film, Om Shanti Om (2007).
When Deepika got a call from the PM’s office asking her if she would like to attend the dinner, she immediately agreed. Pleased as punch, she even took a day off from the shooting of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Khelenge Hum Jee Jaan Se in Goa to make it for the dinner.
She wore a saree by Manish Malhotra for the occasion.
We spoke to Deepika before the dinner. She said, “It is a privilege and honour for me to be invited for this dinner. I am excited and nervous at the same time.”From (L): Yukio Hatoyama, Miyuki Hatoyama, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh
Beauty seems to run in the Rai family. As if having one beauty pageant winner Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is not enough, her sister-in-law, Shrima Rai too has added glory to the family. Shrima, first runners up in Mrs India 2009, was among the top ten finalists at Mrs Globe 2009 contest.
She also won the ‘Most Beautiful Face’ title among 40 contestants from all over the world. Shrima is a banker by profession.
The beauty pageant was held on December 13 in Bratislava, Slovakia in Europe. An elated Shrima told Mumbai Mirror, “I am extremely happy and excited at the moment. It was a worthwhile experience. I was accompanied by my husband Aditya Rai. He was on cloud nine when I won this title. It was a different experience meeting married women on the same stage from all over the world.”
Her parents and in-laws couldn’t accompany her since they were busy with their work commitments. “Each one of them called and congratulated me, including Aishwarya,” adds Shrima.Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Shrima Rai (left)
Like other beauty pageant winners, Shrima is open to acting offers. She says, “I wouldn’t mind acting if something constructive and fruitful comes my way.”
By IANS (Mid-Day; December 17, 2009)
Model-VJ Gauhar Khan says she believes playing the lead does not mean being paired romantically opposite the hero but being integral part of the film’s plot.
She plays a receptionist of Ranbir Kapoor’s sales office in ‘Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year’ which released last week.
Gauhar says that even though she is not romantically paired opposite Ranbir, she has most of her scenes with the Bollywood’s latest heartthrob. “our characters shared a close bond in the film,” she said.
Gauhar was participating in ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ reality dance show when she was called for auditions for the film. “I went through five auditions before being selected for the role of Koena, a middle class fashionable girl, in the film. She is naive and also emotional. There were many layers in the character and I got an opportunity to showcase my acting skills,” Gauhar said.
Filmmaker Yash Chopra complimented me for my performance and that was the icing on the cake amid all adulation and good reviews, she said. ‘Rocket Singh’ is writer Jaideep Sahani’s vision and executed by director Shimit Amin, Gauhar said adding that playing her character in the film was tough but the duo made it easier. “They made me aware of the depth of Koena’s character,” she said.
Gauhar hopes to be romantically paired with Ranbir in future. “He is a calm and a good person and a thorough professional,” she said.
The actress says she has firmly set her sights on Bollywood More >
Perizaad Zorabian is on cloud nine as her wish has come true. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy at 11.30 am yesterday.
After marrying Boman Irani in 2006, Perizaad had their first child, a daughter named Zaha, in November 2007. When Mumbai Mirror broke the news of her second pregnancy earlier this year in July, Perizaad had said, “Daughters are darlings and I have experienced that. Now I want to experience what it is like to have a son.”
The baby boy was born at Lilavati Hospital, Bandra. Perizaad’s friend said, “It was a caesarean delivery. Perizaad and Boman took the Hindu and Parsi calendars into account and settled on an auspicious date for the caesarean operation to be carried out. Perizaad is very happy. Her family is now complete. The couple has shortlisted a few names for their newborn son.”
Confirming the news, Perizaad’s manager said, “Perizaad has delivered a baby boy. She and the newborn are doing fine.”
Hema Malini’s long awaited production for daughter Esha finally sees the light of dayBy Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 05, 2009)
The long-in-the-pipeline film, which Hema Malini wanted to produce for her daughter, Esha is finally taking shape.
Tentatively titled Tell Me Oh Khuda, the film will have a girl (Esha) in search of her father. Arjan Bajwa will play the role of her supportive boyfriend.
Hema Malini with Esha
The subject seems uncannily similar to Hema’s first and only directorial venture, Dil Aashna Hai where Divya Bharati played a girl in search of her mother. Shah Rukh Khan had played the supportive boyfriend in the earlier film.
Arjan, who is thrilled to be working in Hema’s film, says, “When we met I was numb. I just stared at her (Hema). When she told me she liked my work in Fashion I was on cloud nine. Of course, I immediately agreed to do the film. It is Esha’s relaunch.”
The film will be directed by Mayur Puri who wrote the dialogue for Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. Puri was also the associate director for Dhoom. That’s when Mayur first met Esha and her mother. Tell Me Oh Khuda is now in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on the floors by the end of this year.