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Though overwhelmed with the offer of a film opposite the South superstar, the actress has no dates to give the film’s producers as of now
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 25, 2011)
After making her debut with SRK and working with all the top actors in Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is headed to conquer the South. She has now been offered a film opposite none other than superstar Rajnikanth.
Deepika had a meeting with the makers of this film last week and she loved the script. Deepika, who happens to be a huge fan of Rajnikanth’s, finds herself in a big dilemma though: her date diaries are saturated.
She is now trying to figure out how to commit to this film. Apparently, the actress is extremely keen on working with him, despite her choc-a-bloc schedule.
Our source said, “Deepika has been offered the film and a meeting with its producers also went off well. The film has Rajnikanth in a double role. The makers felt that Deepika was perfect for the lead role and that she would fit the character very well.
Unfortunately, the producers of the film want to take it on floors this year and Deepika has her hands full with Aarakshan, Desi Boys and a new film with Saif Ali khan to be directed by Homi Adajania apart from a few other projects.
Now she is trying hard to adjust her dates so she doesn’t miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Rajnikanth.”
When contacted, Deepika Padukone said, “I am really honoured to be approached More >
By Subhash K. Jha, January 8, 2011 – 11:53 IST
The news that Madhuri Dixit would be playing mom to Sonam Kapoor in Anil Kapoor’s production of Freaky Friday has not gone down too well with her fans and supporters.
Laughs Madhuri, “My followers on Twitter are asking, why mom why mom, no mom! Let’s see. I haven’t said yes to Anil yet. I’m yet to see Freaky Friday. I’m watching the film this week. After that I’ll take a call.”
Madhuri is very clear that she won’t accept a role unless she’s absolutely sure of it. “It isn’t as if I’ve any problems playing a mother on screen. I am a mother in real life. And I love being one.”
In fact her two sons are in India right now for their Christmas holidays. “And we’re having a ball. I’ve never been away from them for so long. God, it was good to see them.”
Madhuri is in Mumbai until March 2011. “That’s when my stint on ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ will end. I’m having such a good time doing the show. I’m no stranger to the camera. But I had never judged a reality show before. So I had my apprehensions. But the show is a breeze. The contestants are all so good. And I get along really well with the other judges Malaika Arora and Remo. Yeah, all in all I’m very comfortable doing the show.”
As for signing a film Madhuri is not getting into anything she’d regret later. Not after her last film Aaja Nachle.
Says a source very close to Madhuri, “Aaja Nachle had everything going for it. But it didn’t have a sense of purpose. The fight was for More >
On being hugged and kissed by a fan outside Anil Kapoor’s residence, Salman slapped him. He then even had the footage of the incident deleted. A blow-by-blow account of the raadagiri…
Vickey Lalwani and Salma Khan (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 25, 2010)
After taking potshots at Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Guzaarish, Salman Khan has done it again. On Thursday night, outside Anil Kapoor’s Juhu residence, Salman slapped a man who kissed him.
An eyewitness told Mumbai Mirror, “The incident happened moments after Salman arrived at Anil Kapoor’s birthday bash. Just a few moments before this, Anil had escorted Salman’s father, Salim Khan, into the party. Salman was alighting from his car when all of a sudden a man, who appeared to be in his mid-20s and called himself Ajay, rushed towards him, hugged him and then kissed him.”
Added the eyewitness, “It seems Salman was in very high spirits. Without batting an eyelid, Salman slapped Ajay.”
Ajay, who had least expected this, apparently went flying to one corner; quite like Sunny Deol Sallu too can boast of a dhaai kilo ka haath. What followed this was even more shocking.
Zoom TV had managed to take grabs of Salman’s misdemeanor. When the actor turned around and saw this, he got upset. Immediately, two of Salman’s security guards came up and asked that this footage be deleted. Said the eyewitness, “Woh dadagiri karne lage. ‘Chal delete kar, chal jaldi delete kar,’ they said.”
Attempts were made to More >
The actresses launched Thappad Maar — a helpline for victims of social injustice
TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; December 19, 2010)
Sometimes, art immitates life. And, in a grim reminder of the Jessica Lal case of 1999 — when a young and attractive New Delhi model playing celeb bartender was shot dead by the son of a politician for refusing to serve him a drink after closing hours — two actresses initiated a helpline based on their forthcoming movie to help victims of wrongdoings.
The actresses are Vidya Balan and Rani Mukerji, and the film is UTV Spot Boy’s social-thriller No One Killed Jessica that releases on January 7. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Rajkumar Gupta, it has Rani playing a feisty journalist and Vidya as Jessica’s sister, Sabrina. The two women, in real life, had stood fearlessly against the system to seek the truth behind Jessica’s murder against all odds.
Now, Vidya and Rani are taking the fight for justice from celluloid into the real world. Their helpline, Thappad Maar, was launched yesterday so that victims of injustice may call and seek the actresses’ advice to their problems. Both will listen to messages on Thappad Maar and call back those people whose problems catch their attention with the intention of teaching their tormentors a lesson. Access to the helpline can be had by dialling 5059995 from any phone.
Vidya said of the initiative, “This is fantastic. I’m itching to slap someone now! More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 23, 2010 – 13:02 IST
Ram Gopal Varma, who will surely go down in history as a lateral thinking director, is all gung ho about his recently released Rakht Charitra. But just like all his past films, this one had to come with its share of controversies. The new one being the protests carried out by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) asking the director to delete certain scenes that project former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao in poor light in his film.
After the protestors took to the streets and even stopped screenings in certain theatres, that Varma, agreed to delete the scenes and dialogues that are deemed to be found objectionable.
Though Ramu felt that the people staging these protests were ones who hadn’t even seen the film, he did say that he himself was a big fan of the former CM and that if seen in a larger context of the film, one would grasp the essence of those scenes and dialogues in the film.
Protestors in Anantapur, Hindupur, Eluru, Visakhapatnam, Karimnagar and other towns gathered outside theatres, raised slogans against Varma and burnt his effigy. They demanded a ban on the movie.
Where TDP chief N. Chandraprabhu demanded that the director apologises, NTR’s second wife Lakshmi Parvathi also felt that the scenes were in bad taste. Family of Obul Reddy, one of the characters in the film also feels that even his own projection in the film isn’t right.
The film, based on the factional war between two More >
Seventeen trapped inside elevator for over five hours after late show in Kalyan mall
Yogesh Sadhwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 09, 2010)
Seventeen people stepped out of a night-show of Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai only to walk into a real life psycho-thriller that lasted five and a half hours. The group, with two children in its midst, spent the night trapped in a packed lift at the Metro Junction Mall, Kalyan (East).
At first, when the lift stalled between the first and the ground floor around 12.30 am, the people trapped inside thought it was a minor malfunction and they would be home soon. They banged on the door and shouted for help.
Mall officials rushed to the site and opened the door but the space between the elevator and the first floor was so small that the victims could not be brought out.
After this, as minutes turned to hours, panic mounted. Those trapped could barely move. Not only were there far too many of them but they also feared the lift would crash if they didn’t stay still.
With only a small opening for fresh air, they were petrified of suffocation. Dinesh and Reena Chadda were in this lift with their two-year-old son Aarush. “My son was asleep for the first three hours. But when he awoke he started bawling. That was when things took a turn for the worse for us,” said Dinesh, a real estate consultant and a resident of Kalyan. His wife added, “The lift was packed. I was filled with feelings of dread that we would not make More >
BOMBAY TIMES (TNN; July 3, 2010)
If you’re lucky and happen to be taking in Dharma Productions’ I Hate Luv Storys at any suburban multiplex over the weekend, you might just find the film’s heartthrob Imran Khan serving you the popcorn! Imran and producer Karan Johar, eager to catch audiences’ reactions to the film that opened yesterday and which stars Sonam Kapoor as well, intend to station themselves at ticket windows and popcorn counters in multiplexes and interact with cinegoers.
Naturally, Imran’s presence is bound to cause a frenzy among the actor’s huge female following. But that, figures Karan — who has returned to making a love story after seven years and is impressed with how Imran and Sonam have treated the subject, cannot be helped.
Incidentally, Imran — who is spearheading this campaign, has done an admirable job in marketing the film. He’s been busy working half around the clock, and jetting from city to city to interact with audiences, including a visit to KC College in between. Cleverly, he has kept fans informed about his whereabouts over the internet.
Imran Khan won a fan for life while returning from his trip from Chandigarh, where he had gone to promote I Hate Luv Storys. Imran was spotted by 10-year-old Samrat on the flight, who wanted to get a picture clicked with the actor.
Unfortunately, photography is not allowed on flights, so Imran could not oblige him. An eye witness said, “The kid was extremely disappointed. Finally when the flight landed, Imran went up to the kid, hugged him and gave him an autograph.”
Imran also confirmed the incident: “Yeah, I signed an autograph for him and then met him at the airport.” You’ve earned some good karma points there, Imran!
The incident in question happened a few days ago when Dia was in New Castle, UK to shoot scenes for Hum Tum Aur Ghost. It was late in the night and a tired Dia was rushing back to the apartment she was staying in after wrapping up the day’s shoot. When she entered the building, she just wanted to head straight to her room and crash.
What she didn’t realise was that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo happened to be sitting in the lobby of the building.
As she walked past him, she didn’t directly look at the man because he was talking on the phone, but she slowed down a bit sensing from the corner of her eye that she had seen that face somewhere. In fact, Dia was about to turn around and talk to him but suddenly had second thoughts.
She reached her apartment and waited for her entourage, which was following her in another car. When they reached her room, all of them excitedly asked her if she had finally met her favourite footballer Cristiano Ronaldo – because he was sitting in the lobby.
Dia was shocked. She had missed meeting the man she had wanted to meet for so long. All her friends know that Dia is a big fan of Ronaldo and follows most of his matches.
Not wanting to waste any more time, Dia decided to go down to the lobby and check whether he was still there. But by time she More >
Nikhil Deshmukh | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; February 13, 2010)
Pune: With theatre owners shying away from screening My Name Is Khan, movie buffs were left dejected on Friday. Theatre and multiplex owners, too, were disappointed as they were banking on attracting huge crowds in view of the long weekend, with Mahashivratri falling on Friday.
The situation at single screen theatres was worse as they had reserved prime slots for MNIK and had no alternative to fall back on. Many such theatres ran the morning show of the scheduled movie and had to close for the day.
Authorities at a theatre acted promptly and screened a Friday release for all shows.
Sonal Gawand, a post-graduate student, said, “I am a fan of SRK and was eagerly awaiting MNIK’s release. The ongoing protests have nothing to do with the content of the movie. If the protesters have an issue with an actor, why should movie-goers suffer for it? Political parties have no business interfering in art and culture.”
Rukmini Surve, a home-maker, said, “I feel that producers and distributors should boycott places like Maharashtra if there is repeat of such protests. Once the government starts losing revenue, agitations based on a non-issues will be curbed in time.”
Asif Pathan and Kamlakar Dubey, bank employees from Dehu Road, said, “Today being a holiday, we wanted to watch the much-discussed MNIK. We will now watch the Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory instead.” A college student from Akurdi, Saurabh Gadgil, said he More >