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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 11, 2010 – 14:07 IST
Last year Salman Khan managed a coup of sorts when he had some of the most popular actors of Bollywood walk the ramp along with him to unveil his ‘Being Human’ collection. This year, Salman once again proved that he is indeed one of the most loved and popular men in the industry, as he got together 8 top actresses to walk the ramp at the HDIL Couture Week unveiling Being Human’s new collection. So you had the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and Karisma Kapoor strut their stuff on the ramp with Salman much to the crowd’s delight. Bollywood Hungama brings you a sneak peek at this unforgettable evening.
The theme for the show was ‘Fashion throughout the Ages’, with each era of the Hindi film industry defined. Conceptualised by Khan and noted stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania, the collection centred on each decade of Fashion since the 1920′s. Preity Zinta opened the show in a 20′s style dress with a wide-rimmed hat while Rani Mukherjee walked the ramp wearing a 40′s style lehenga.
While Bipasha Basu represented the 50′s, Priyanka Chopra’s outfit was a tribute of sorts to pop diva Madonna.
Sallu’s co-star of many films Karisma Kapoor also walked the ramp looking gorgeous as ever while another diva Sushmita Sen even had daughter Renee for company on the ramp.
Kareena Kapoor upped the style quotient by wearing a black satin tuxedo depicting the woman of the 90′s.
However, the loudest cheer was reserved for none other than Katrina Kaif who looked super-gorgeous in a long red gown.
Last but not the least, Salman himself walked the ramp wearing red trousers and a black trench coat along with really cool glares. He then even had all his leading ladies join him on the ramp and they all sported some really cool and casual Being Human tops.
Salman Khan dishes out B’wood’s best on the ramp
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 11, 2010)
Salman Khan’s Being Human show at the HDIL India Couture Week 2010 on Saturday night was a feast for the eyes as the superstar dished out eight oomphy ladies of Tinseltown — including the top three actresses of today, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra — on the runway. Kareena and Priyanka were seen holding hands when they came for the curtain call with Salman and thus managed to dispel the gossip of any sort of animosity. The others to sashay down the ramp were Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Bipasha Basu, Karisma Kapur and Sushmita Sen as Salman decoded fashion from 1920s to present times in a grand musical-like choreography.
High on oomph quotient, the show only showcased eight ensembles but the drama — the provocative dancing and the extravagant opulent props, made sure that everybody was dazzled. In Dabangg style Sallu had distributed whistles to everyone giving them virtually the licence to express their excitement when the leading ladies soared temperature on the catwalk.
Preity opened the show strutting in a sexy black dress — a provocateur that certainly made the audiences get going about the 1920s. The embodiment of 30s was the evidently slimmed down Katrina who was greeted by tap dancers and models dressed as the mafia of that era. Rani portrayed the 40s – she glided in with Mughal-e-Azam clip and Pakeezah’s iconic track Chalte Chalte playing at the backdrop. Her nawabi tehzeeb was an instant hit as she bowed in front of the audiences in a vintage Manish Malhotra creation.
Bipasha was the embodiment of the flirty 50s where the world scored high on everything from fashion to physics. The 60s was an age of rock n roll and the coming of age of Indian cinema. From Elvis Presley to the homegrown Shammi Kapoor and the cabaret, India was in a state of transition. Salman picked someone from the Kapoor family to be the face of that era and it was the sassy Karisma who entered the runway on a piano. Sushmita was the face of the 70s, an era of Woodstock, sex, drugs, music and beauty queens. She entered the ramp to
Dum Maro Dum.
Priyanka Chopra was the ‘Material Girl’ of the 80s. As she mouthed Madonna’s cult song and glided on the runway, she made sure that she took people to a big climax that was provided by Kareena – the black magic woman. The naughty 90s theme opened with sexy dancers brandishing their hunters to men models dressed as policemen. Kareena, dressed in all black, teased the photographers to a striptease moment as she took off her hat and played with her coat before seducing men who unbuttoned their shirts and encircled her.
Salman’s entry was dramatic, too. Dressed in an Arjun Khanna creation, Sallu made a dancing entry. The show, choreographed by Aparna and Tanya and styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania, ended with all the girls changing costumes to sport a Being Human Tshirt as they walked with Salman in the middle and took a curtain call. Earlier, he launched a line of Being Human watches which are available at 50 stores nationwide. All outfits from the show will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to Being Human which supports education and healthcare. email@example.com
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 8, 2010 – 12:56 IST
After the huge success of Dabangg, Salman Khan doesn’t have a full-fledged release for a while. Though he would be seen in a special item song in Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan alongside Akshay and Katrina, his next solo release in all likelihood would be Bhushan Kumar’s Ready directed by Anees Bazmee. The film has Salman paired opposite his London Dreams co-star Asin. Some of these on-the-sets stills of the film have been doing rounds of the web.
Ready is a complete masala entertainer and is a remake of a super-hit Telugu film by the same name. Besides Salman and Asin, the film also features Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Puneet Issar and Manoj Pahwa in supporting roles. Music of the film has been composed by Pritam.
Ready is one of the rare Bollywood films to be shot in the island nation of Sri Lanka. Apparently, Salman who visited Sri Lanka during the IIFA awards earlier this year fell in love with the place and suggested that Ready be shot here. The film is likely to release in summer of 2011.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 5, 2010 – 17:38 IST
Decades ago, the timeless Meena Kumari had audiences mesmerized every time she gazed the screen with her golden presence. With Katrina Kaif on board, Farah Khan thought it was only apt to recreate the ‘Meena Kumari magic/effect’ onscreen in her forthcoming film Tees Maar Khan.
Katrina’s ‘Pakeezah’ look in the ‘qawalli’ number in the film is a tribute to the yesteryear’s legendary actress. States director Farah Khan, “Katrina’s look has been modelled on Pakeezah .While Akshay and Salman can be expected to have a lot of fun with this track, it (actually) belongs to Katrina, as she is going to surprise the audience.”
The ‘qawalli’ track titled ‘Wallah Re Wallah‘ will has a complete local Mumbaiya feel to it and will be a complete foot-tapper.
Tees Maar Khan, which stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, releases on 24th December 2010.
Sallu orders Sonakshi Sinha not to walk the ramp for him. And daddy Shatrughan Sinha agrees
While all of Salman’s leading ladies from Katrina Kaif to Amisha Patel have agreed to walk the ramp for his Being Human pageant on October 9, the one co-star who is seen the most with Sallu these days, will give it a miss.
Sonakshi Sinha will not walk the ramp this weekend for Salman’s event.
The little fall on the ramp in Bangalore last weekend has not dampened Sonakshi’s spirits. Instead, Salman, who is known to be very protective of her, feels she should just stay away from the ramp altogether for a while.
Interestingly, Sonakshi’s dad Shatrughan Sinha is absolutely in agreement with Salman on this decision. Says a source close to Sallu, “Sonakshi was very keen to be part of the pageant. Considering all of Salman’s co-stars are participating she certainly didn’t want to be left out. And she is in no way discouraged by what happened in Bangalore last week. But Salman is slightly superstitious about such things. He suggested Sonakshi stay away from the ramp for a while.”
Sonakshi’s family members also feel that her stardom has caused a lot of envy. “Kissiki nazar na lag jaye,” says someone very close to the actress.
Confirming that she is not part of Salman’s event, Sonakshi says, “I’ve been supporting Being Human from behind the scenes. I’ll just be a part of the audience. Let me enjoy the show this time.”
For the first time, she’s not choreographing an SRK film
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 5, 2010)
For the first time ever, filmmaker Farah Khan is not choreographing a Shah Rukh Khan produced movie and this has got tongues wagging. It has been repeatedly said that the once best friends Farah and SRK have gone separate ways and that she has been heavily bonding with Salman Khan, an industry rival of SRK after their bitter fall out at Katrina Kaif ’s birthday a couple of years back. Though close friends of Farah say that time constraints have not allowed her to do SRK’s Ra.1 as she is mighty busy with her own movie Tees Maar Khan, many others in the industry say that everything’s still not fine between the two. For ten years, every movie that Shah Rukh produced, Farah had been the choreographer, including Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Asoka, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na, Kaal, Paheli and Om Shanti Om. From making SRK workout to sport a six pack and go shirtless on screen to the more aesthetic song and dance sequences of Paheli, Farah has experimented, innovated and gone larger in her approach to make a song for Shah Rukh. But unfortunately fo Ra.1, it seems like Farah’s name wil not appear in the credit list.
According to a source, “The benefit of doubt in this situation is that Farah does have an alibi. She has been slogging her life out for Tees Maar Khan She is also a mother to three and so automatically can’t devote so much time as she used to earlier. Moreover the post production of her movie wil also take a lot of her time and then she will get into publicity designs an promotions. However, the other side of the coin is that Farah has always worked like a machine. When she was choreographing for 10 films a year she always had that extra time for SRK. She did a song for Salman’s Dabangg (Munni Badnaam Hui) despite her Tees Maar Khan schedule. Farah’s absence is indeed raising a lot of eyebrows and people are bound to draw conclusions that all is not well despite what both of them have to say about each other at press events.”
We also hear that SRK might be getting a Hollywood choreographer for Ra.1. When contacted, Farah chose to remain silent. SRK could not be contacted for a comment.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 4, 2010 – 13:27 IST
After losing oodles of weight, learning belly dancing and letting her hair down, Katrina Kaif’s performance in Tees Maar Khan would be something to look forward too for sure. Farah Khan has pushed the pretty woman to look, feel and perform like never before. While the clip of the film’s title track is getting raving reviews, Kat’s look is smouldering as well. After all, she is doing the ‘jhatka and matka’ in typical Farah style for the first time.
On public demand, Farah put up this pic of Katrina’s from the song ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ on twitter. Tweeted Farah, “As promised sending u pic of Kat, maybe bit dark on phone toh comp pe dekhna.wow I’m advising technology.” As soon as the picture went live, Farah was overwhelmed by the compliments she received.
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Bollywood hotties Imran and Kat drop their defences!
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 2, 2010)
The Imran Khan-Katrina Kaif association has a Mills & Boon quality about it. It started with indifference and now these two Bollywood hotties share a good working relationship.
The first beneficiary is filmmaker Aditya Chopra who has signed this striking looking couple for his high-energy, romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Earlier Imran and Katrina were signed on for 7 Days in Paris, which got shelved. The actors rediscovered each other on the sets of MBKD. Says Imran, “We were like total strangers before this film started. And we barely had any time to get acquainted. At the very start of the schedule Katrina and I shot for some key scenes with a lot of dialogue and emotions. And I must tell you Katrina is becoming a pro with her Hindi dialogue. This film is set in Delhi, Chandigarh, and Himachal. And Kat has managed to get even the local flavour of the Hindi spoken in the heartland of India. She managed a two page dialogue with ease…’’
Imran also feels that in MBKD, Kat has an author-backed role and will walk away with the accolades. “I have always enjoyed working with people who are out to prove a point,’’ says the light-eyed actor. “That way all of us end up giving our best.’’ On a lighter note, he adds, “Kat has lost a good amount of weight and I have grown up from a bachcha to a young man. So I guess we will not only make a good looking couple, we may also come out as a good performing screen pair.’’
Kat on her part laughs and says, “What does Imran mean when he says that I have lost weight? Was I fat before I started this film?” But good-natured barbs aside, Kat and Imran are getting along truly well. Adds Katrina, “Imran is a very simple person. He is absolutely straight-forward and focussed on his work. And I like working with people for whom everything except their work is secondary.’’
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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 2, 2010 – 13:08 IST
Yash Raj Films next project starring Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif and Ali Zafar in lead roles is titled, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. The film is written and directed by debutant Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra. Shooting started last week and the movie is scheduled for a mid-2011 release.
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a musical romantic comedy set amongst upper middle class families in North India. A topsy-turvy story which takes you on a fun-filled ride of humour and romance, where Imran falls in love with his brother’s dulhan!
The director, Ali Abbas Zafar, has been with the Yash Raj banner for many years and has assisted on films such as Badmaash Company, New York, Tashan and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
Watch this space for more details!
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 1, 2010 – 12:34 IST
Katrina Kaif’s nose is giving her a lot of issues. Wondering why? Well here’s the story. At the shoot of Yash Raj’s yet untitled project at Pataudi palace in Haryana, Katrina was shooting a comic scene with her co-star Imran Khan which unfortunately led to some bloody developments.
The scene being shot demanded Imran to have a gun in one hand and Katrina by his side. He was to move around and pull Katrina towards him with the other hand. An error in judgement led to Imran smashing the barrel of his gun into Kat’s nose. It happened so quickly and in seconds Kat’s nose was bleeding.
Coincidentally, this was the same side of Kat’s nose that was injured during the shoot of Ajab Prem Ki Ajab Kahani when Ranbir accidentally landed a blow on her face.
Seeing the state of her nose everyone panicked, the shooting was cancelled and Katrina was escorted to her van. A doctor was called and she was administered first aid. The bleeding did stop but she was still in pain. Twice hit in the same spot, Katrina should really get her nose insured.
By Subhash K. Jha, October 1, 2010 – 12:11 IST
Bollywood celebrities express their views on the Ayodhya verdict given by the Allahabad High Court yesterday.
Shabana Azmi: “It is time for reconciliation. We need to take a cue from people of India who have held their peace. We need to remind those disappointed with the verdict that they had promised to abide by the court’s decision irrespective of whether it was favourable or not. I appeal to political parties not to vitiate the atmosphere in the coming days. Let’s move on…”
Preity Zinta: “I salute the decision. It shows the court’s maturity. Our people too have shown great patience, maturity and restraint. Everyone feared some kind of unrest in the country after the court’s verdict. But from the time the verdict was announced it became clear that there was going to be no stress .Yaaaay! What I like best is how much India’s image has gained in terms of respect in the international forum. After the drubbing our image took recently, we really needed to prove that we are not a country caught in a time warp. We are a mature nation ready to move ahead and not be bogged down by irrelevant conflicts.”
Shilpa Shetty: “I’m just happy to accept the verdict. That’s how it should be! Honestly, God is in my heart and we are all fragments of the Lord. So there’s no bigger religion than respecting humanity.”
Katrina Kaif: “I don’t understand the complexities of the situation. But I do know that any decision which does not incite any community into aggression is a good decision. I completely believe in peace as the guiding force for every kind of people.”
Neil Nitin Mukesh: “I am proud of the Indian judiciary. Let peace and tranquillity prevail.”
Mahesh Bhatt: “Go back to the age old Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb. That’s the Court’s verdict. It is a very creative and out-of-the-box job done by the 3 honourable judges. All political parties must leave it to litigants and if needed Hindus should be ready to work as volunteers for building a mosque. Muslims should come forward for Kar Seva. The honourable court has shown great maturity. The onus is now us.”
Prakash Jha: “I think the court’s verdict must be taken in the best spirit.”
Bipasha Basu: The disputed land to be equally divided between Sunni Waqf, Nirmohi Akhara, Ram Lalla. Sounds like a peaceful verdict. I think the verdict needs to be respected and peace and calm need to prevail. Politics and religion are sensitive issues, we should focus on humanity and peace.”
Sanjay Gupta: “Well, the verdict appeases everyone. Therefore peace is maintained. That’s what matters. I guess we can proceed now with building both the mandir and masjid side by side and let it be proof of our solidarity.”
Abbas Tyrewala: “The confidence with which the judgement answers questions on medieval events is intriguing. Yet it fails to accord justice for a modern act of criminal vandalism. A solution to a situation like this could have emerged from dialogue rather than legalese. It’d have set an example for the world.”