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Prachi Kadam (DNA; June 11, 2012)
She is just two films old, but looks like the actor already knows the trick to make the right choice when it comes to her roles. The young actor, who is not seen much on the social circuit has hit bulls’ eye with both of her films. Guess that is the perk of being a star kid. No wonder then, the pretty actor has her kitty full at the moment. And to think she never planned to be an actor in the first place, but a fashion designer.
”Since I was an obese kid and teenager,I used to just concentrate on designing. Acting happened because of Salman (actor Salman Khan) as he felt that I had in my genes what it needs to be an actor. He told me, all I should do is work on losing those extra kilos and get ready for Rajjo’s (Dabangg) role. And here I am. But once I establish myself as an actor, I would love to use my fashion know-how to the best of my capabilities,” she adds.
So doesn’t she feel that she is getting typecast playing the role of a village belle, which she essayed in her debut film Dabangg and now in her latest hit Rowdy Rathore? Explains Sonakshi, “No, in fact being an urban girl, it is a challenge to portray a village belle. And I have just done two films; I have a long way to go. So, I have no such fears of being typecast. My only worry is that I should not let my parents and audiences, who have loved me so much in so little time, down. I wish to do versatile roles and let the actor in me grow with every film I do.”
By Satish Sundaresan, January 22, 2011 – 13:41 IST
The very name of Kriti Malhotra may or may not ring a bell in your ears. But when one speaks of Dhobi Ghat, one is all ears for this most awaited film of the season, starring Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kittu Gidwani and …Kriti Malhotra! Kriti might be the least known name in the lot but the actress is unpredictable, super confident and loads of pep, zest and zeal…in short has all the ‘ingredients’ required to make a inimitable mark in Bollywood. Satish Sundaresan of Bollywood Hungama caught up with this twinkling star and came out with the conclusion that Kriti Malhotra, who makes her grand debut in Dhobi Ghat is definitely a super(b) star in the making’! Over to you, Kruti!
To start with, if a person does any Google search your name ‘Kriti Malhotra’, it shows almost 3600 ‘valid’ results. How does one search you? (Laughs) I did the same thing and it was awesome. In order to search me, please key in the following keywords ‘Fun loving person + a person who likes to do different things’. (laughs again)Search for the key words ‘Fun loving person + a person who likes to do different things’ and you will find me!
And what different things can be associated with you? Right from doing a BA in Geography. ‘Who does a BA in Geography’ is the reaction that I got from everyone. But, I used to love doing Maths. Someone who loved bikes, that’s why I was in Roadies, only due to my love for bikes and More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, July 23, 2010 – 14:02 IST
Sonam Kapoor has never been presented before, like the way she is featured in the current issue of M. If photographs can speak, then, these snaps speak defying all the sound barriers! Sonam, in this issue, talks all about herself. Be it the meaning of her name, till the best part of her job, her alternate profession if she wasn’t an actress, her three biggest fears, the fashion designers whom she admires, her dad’s favorite films, the most important part of her body and many others.
All in all, Sonam Kapoor is surely the flavour of the season!
Ekta Kapoor agrees to change the release date of Once Upon A Time at Kangna’s suggestion
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 28, 2010) Ekta Kapoor
That Himesh Reshammiya changes the release dates of his films, as per strict instructions from his astrologer, is a known fact. Whether it has helped Reshammiya or not is debatable though. But Kangna Ranaut recently chose to go the same way.
Three days ago, Kangna’s astrologer Pallavi called her up and said that if Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai releases on July 29 instead of the scheduled date of July 30, it stands far better prospects at the box-office.
Kangna, who has immense faith in Pallavi, wasted no time in calling Ekta Kapoor, the producer of the film. A source says, “Kangna told Ekta about Pallavi’s prediction.”
Ekta, who happens to be an ardent follower of astrology, got quite worried about the turn of events. The source adds, “She (Ekta) could not neglect Pallavi’s prediction. But yes, she definitely asked Kangna how much she believes in Pallavi and her words. Thereafter, Ekta got cracking. But she couldn’t get a July 29 release date in Mumbai since the bookings were extremely difficult to get. Ekta now plans to release the film outside Mumbai on July 29.”Kangna Ranaut in Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai
Ekta has arranged for the film to release in a couple of theatres. When contacted, she said, “Yes. That’s true. I am kick-starting it on July 29. The details are More >
LOOKING AHEAD: Neil Nitin Mukesh
BOMBAY TIMES (January 20, 2010)
There’s constant buzz that actor Neil Nitin Mukesh is set to tie the knot soon. This, after Neil recently admitted that he was no longer single. So is there a wedding date fixed? BT met up with the young, dashing actor to find out more…
How’s 2010 begun for you? The new year has begun really well for me. I’ve started shooting for my film with Pradeep Sarkar. It’s been a tight schedule… I have been shooting for the past ten nights. My clock has gone slightly haywire, but I’m enjoying it!
So you are planning to tie the knot this year? There’s been speculation. I don’t deny that I am dating Priyanka. I would definitely want to make it official at some point, but that we are tying the knot this year is slightly premature to say. Since I hadn’t spoken about her much, these questions have been coming up in people’s minds, I guess. Hence, there’s been a lot of speculation about marriage.
Why have you kept your relationship low-key? It’s not something that I have done strategically. It’s just that I didn’t get a chance to speak about her. Now, it’s all out there and people want to know, so I talk as much as I can.
She is a fashion designer… is she connected with the film industry in any way? Not at all.
On the work front, you were expecting a lot from Jail… Definitely. As far as the film is concerned, I’m very happy with the way it shaped up. I am extremely proud to be a part of Jail. Box office is not in our More >
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On Monday, fashion designer Anna Singh reached her store in Pluto building, Bandra, and was flabbergasted to find the shutters open. As she stepped inside, she realised that some of the most expensive sarees from her collection were missing.
An astounded Anna said, “At least five-six sarees, collectively priced around Rs 7 lakh, were missing from my collection. This robbery has come as a big blow.”
Anna has filed a complaint at the Bandra police station. The prime suspect is the absconding watchman of the building, who was on duty the previous night. “We are trying to find him. Apparently, he broke the lock. It is shocking that people who are meant to protect you end up harming you,” added Anna.
In the ultimate fashion nightmare, Priyanka Chopra and Amrita Rao were seen wearing the same outfit, though on different occasionsBy Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 08, 2009)
They are social butterflies, so whatever they wear is captured by the paparazzi. Even second-hand style, as is the case with Priyanka Chopra’s latest ‘gown’. In fact, ‘gown’ are the days when exclusivity was the mantra if this Seeta aur Geeta mishap is anything to go by. What makes it more amusing is that the me-too attempt is not by the lesser of the duo, Amrita Rao, but by the style icon herself. After all, fashion ka hai yeh jalwa…
Priyanka Chopra wore an outfit to a swish party held on Friday, which Amrita Rao had worn on national television ten days ago. Worse still, Priyanka is apparently not even aware of her faux-pas. The most interesting aspect of this The Devil wears MHADA botch-up is that the same fashion designer, Swapnil Shinde, had supplied outfits to both the women.
Confirming this, Swapnil claimed, “Woh Priyanka wala outfit mera diya hua tha. She was very happy with it. Her stylist called me up from the party and said that Priyanka was getting a lot of compliments for that outfit.”
Going back, Swapnil said, “Actually, Priyanka called me up and asked for an outfit for the party. Luckily, I had three or four outfits in gold ready. I often keep clothes for her ready. I know her well from Fashion days.”
Admitting that the outfit worn by Amrita on the TV show was also More >
Mugdha Godse and Mithun
Fashion designer Surya Sarkar is still reeling from the shock on being slapped by actress Mugdha Godse’s boyfriend, Mithun. It all started with Surya designing clothes for Mugdha in her forthcoming film, All The Best. Things turned ugly when Mugdha refused to pay Surya.
Surya says, “Arre maine kucch galat nahi kiya hai. I have supplied Mugdha clothes for All The Best but she is refusing to pay me. When I insisted, Mithun came over to my house and slapped me.”
The drama unfolded when Mithun visited Surya’s house to pick up Mugdha’s clothes. Surya says, “Mugdha had said she wanted me to design her costumes for All The Best. When the bill amount kept increasing, I asked her to pay me, which she refused. I told her that she would only get the remaining clothes only when she cleared my dues amounting to Rs 1 lakh. Mithun came to my house and asked me to handover Mugdha’s clothes to him. I demanded my money and that’s when he slapped me.”
“I can’t fathom why Mugdha did this to me. She is a lovely hardworking girl and we have worked together in Jail too. I thought of filing a police complaint, but then decided otherwise.”
Despite repeated text messages, Mugdha remained unavailable for comment.
Dino Morea and Nandita Mahtani
After his bitter break-up with Lara Dutta, it would seem that Dino Morea has moved on. There are reports that he is once again dating his ex-girlfriend, fashion designer Nandita Mahtani. According to reports, this time both are extremely serious about each other.
Our source said, “Dino and Lara broke up about eight months ago and ever since, Dino and Nandita have become close again. They have always remained friends and Nandita’s constant presence in Dino’s life was always a worry factor for Lara. After Lara and Dino broke up, Lara moved on to date tennis star Mahesh Bhupati, while Dino was single for a few months. However, he became close to Nandita again and they have been dating for a while. They have been extremely comfortable with each other at private parties; however they have been mum about their relationship to the media.”
It’s not clear how long the couple expects to keep their relationship under wraps, as they seem rather comfortable together at public events. Our source adds, “During Arjun Rampal’s restaurant launch in Delhi about a month ago, both of them came together and were seen hand-in-hand at the party through the evening. Even on Sunday night during an awards event, they were extremely comfortable with each other. Dino came late as he had gone to attend an Acid More >
She might be still trying to find a strong foothold in the film industry even after being in the business for almost nine years now. But Dia Mirza couldn’t care less about making the right noises even if it means offending the director of her forthcoming film, Acid Factory. Instead she chose to honour her commitment to designers Shantanu-Nikhil to whom she is contractually bound. On Saturday, she refused to turn up at an event to showcase Sanjay Gupta’s Acid Factory despite having promised him that she’d walk the ramp for their film saying that she wouldn’t walk for fashion designer Samant Chauhan. “I am loyally bound to Shantanu-Nikhil and I will walk only for them,” she told Sanjay Gupta.
Dia ditched Sanjay Gupta minutes before she was scheduled to walk the ramp for Acid Factory at the Delhi fashion week on Saturday. Although Dia went all the way to Delhi, she simply refused to turn up at the venue at the last minute leaving Gupta in a lurch.
Initially, Gupta felt that she was playing a prank on him. As the hour to walk the ramp drew near, Gautam Kohli, marketing in-charge for Sanjay Gupta, called up Dia only to get a rude shock. Dia refused to relent despite Kohli trying desperately to make her see reason. “However, all his attempts to make her understand failed,” More >