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By now we are all well-versed with Rohit Shetty cinema. All his films bear the stamp of total madness, total fun and lots of entertainment. No wonder his films are seen ideal for Diwali release, when the mood is upbeat. Golmaal 3 too arrives today, on a Diwali, with hugest expectations. This is India’s officially first trilogy (if one doesn’t count My Friend Ganesha series) and the need was a product which would meet all the expectations attached to it. Fortunately, Golmaal 3 fulfills all those expectations! The film is entertaining and funny from the word ‘Go’. Unfortunately, there are some glitches but the pros compensate for these minor flaws and overall the film just rocks!
The story of the movie: Gopal (Ajay Devgn) lives with his brother Laxman (Shreyas Talpade), friend Daboo (Kareena Kapoor) and mother Guddi (Ratna Pathak Shah). On the other hand, Pritam (Mithun Chakraborty), a bus driver, stays with his sons-Madhav (Arshad Warsi), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor) and Laxman (Kunal Khemu). Sons of both Pritam and Guddi can’t stand each other and there’s intense hatred between them. However, what no one knows is Pritam and Guddi were lovers once upon a time who couldn’t marry due to existing circumstances. When they meet after many years, they decide to rekindle their relationship. With Daboo’s persuasion, they get married without Guddi’s sons knowing that Pritam’s sons are the ones they hate and also the other way round. To find out what happens when they find out the bitter truth, watch the film!
It’s evident that Golmaal 3 wasn’t an easy film to make. There were as many as 8 important characters and numerous side characters. Forget the sidekicks, giving adequate screen space to each of the principal characters is a daunting task. However, the writers and makers succeed in doing so. Each character is unique and gets proper time to display their histrionics! Secondly, the director (Rohit Shetty) was helming the part 3 of a successful series. Although Golmaal 1 was successful, Golmaal 2 was thrashed by some for its not-so-interesting humour. Shetty and his team have learnt from their mistakes and appropriate care is taken to come up with a script which inspite of being illogical, is entertaining and tickles the funny bone!
Like all Rohit Shetty films, Golmaal 3 too begins with the title track. There are many scenes that truly stand out. Ajay and team screwing up Arshad team’s business twice and unintentionally destroying their own was too good. The entire flashback of Mithun-Ratna was brilliant and it was told in typical 70s-80s style with retro sets and background score. The best part of the 1st half was when the sons of Mithun and Ratna find the truth and the madness that follows. Just amazing!
Post-interval too the fun doesn’t subside. One of the finest sequences here was both the sibling teams threatening one another without mouthing a single word. It was truly very witty and of course totally hilarious! The emotional drama that erupts was fortunately very well treated. The climax was where the film could have hit a sixer. It was a bit thanda compared to the madness that it succeeded. But nevertheless, it entertains and you come out with a smile!
In Golmaal Returns, it was Shreyas who took away the cake. Here’s its none other than Ajay who’s undoubtedly the best performer of the film! His looks are killer and he carries out the role of hot-headed weirdo with elan. A versatile actor is one who is able to come up with a unique performance in each of the film of the same genre. Ajay succeeds very well in doing that! Hats off!
Kareena Kapoor has never attempted something like this before and she too comes out with flying colours. Even as a tomboy, she looks so hot and this is a considerable feat! Tusshar outperforms everyone in many of the scenes. Also in the only emotional sequence of the film, it’s him who rocks! Great work! Arshad Warsi who was very badly sidelined in Golmaal Returns gets a meaty role in Golmaal 3 and like everytime, gives a fabulous performance. Shreyas Talpade’s stammering act was funny but only at some places. Kunal Khemu brings the house down with his class dialogues!
Mithun Chakraborty gives an honest performance. He’s at his best in flashback scenes and when he makes a signature move in Apna Har Din song! Ratna Pathak Shah too comes up with a fine performance. Johny Lever was just brilliant and will surely be loved for his antics! Watch out for him! Mukesh Tiwari (Vasooli) is funny when he abuses the cop. Murli Sharma (cop) is there in 3 scenes, all of which are very funny. Viju Khote, Ashwini Kalsekar, Vrajesh Hirjee and Sanjay Mishra don’t get much scope.
Pritam’s music isn’t topping-the-charts kind but suits well to the mood of the film. The title song, Ale and Apna Har Din are likeable. Sanjoy Chowdhury’s background score is terrific especially in action scenes and the aforementioned dialogue-less significant sequence! Dudley’s cinematography gave a fresh and festive look to the film. Jai Singh Nijjar’s action was good although Rohit Shetty should curb the scenes of exploding cars!
Story although bit inspired from old films was well-written. Same for screenplay (Yunus Sajawal) although Yunus could have been a bit imaginative in the climax. Dialogues (Farhad-Sajid, Bunty Rathore) were one of the best things about the film! Especially the ones mouthed by Kunal are simply fantastic!
Finally, Rohit Shetty once again comes up with a winner! The director had gone a bit off-track with Sunday and Golmaal Returns but came back on track with All The Best and now Golmaal 3. As mentioned earlier, the expectations associated with this flick were huge but fortunately, he satisfies all of them. He could have still come up with a better product. But still no complaints as the film entertains like hell. Keep churning out such nice entertaining films RS!
Some of the best scenes:
1. First face-off between the two sibling gangs
2. Pappi (Johny Lever) on the jetski
3. Pritam’s flashback
4. Daboo persuades Pritam and Guddi to marry
5. Daboo persuades the siblings for Pritam-Guddi’s marriage
6. Madness just before the intermission (excellent!)
7. Pritam as the ghost
8. Facebook the dog bites Pritam’s bum
9. High-voltage emotional drama between the siblings
10. The climax
On the whole, Golmaal 3 is a great entertainer which has released during the right time of festival and celebration! It is loaded with tons of masti and madness. Just like every other Rohit Shetty film, don’t look for sense and logic and you’ll definitely enjoy the ride! Enjoy!
AND WISHING ALL THE READERS A HAPPY DIWALI AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
My rating-**** out of 5!
By Taran Adarsh, November 4, 2010 – 12:28 IST
Brand GOLMAAL is back again. Its equity continues to soar upwards. Naturally, every film of this franchise carries the burden of humungous expectations. Touted as India’s first-ever trilogy, GOLMAAL 3 [G-3], the third installment of GOLMAAL and GOLMAAL RETURNS, promises to mesmerize, tickle your funny bone and entertain moviegoers of all ages. G-3 promises to be bigger, better, funnier and far more entertaining and amusing than the first two parts.
There’s a flipside of having a thriving brand. No matter how hard you try, comparisons with the earlier parts are inevitable. The question everyone’s keen to ask is, does it supersede the forerunners in terms of entertainment? The best thing about G-3 is that it lives up to its undertaking of amusing you from the word go, till the very culmination. From inception to conclusion, save for a few lax moments, G-3 is high on fun and entertainment quotient.
|BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
By now one is well versed with Rohit Shetty’s funda: Come, have a blast at the movies. Frankly, there’s no word called ‘logic’ in Shetty’s cinematic dictionary and the moviegoer too has attuned himself/herself to Shetty’s high-on-entertainment laughathons. I’ve often said that comedy is serious business and a director attempting one has to walk a tightrope. But Shetty has mastered the art by now and G-3 proves that when it comes to entertainers, he’s amongst the best in the business.
Final word? G-3 rocks! It may not go down in history as the best side-splitting entertainer ever made, but it should go down in history as the first trilogy that would pass the audience test with flying colors. G-3 raises the bar for G-4, what say Mr. Shetty?
G-3 highlights the story of hatred between two bunch of siblings. Ajay Devgn [Gopal] lives with his brother Shreyas Talpade [Laxman], mother Ratna Pathak Shah [Geeta aka Guddi] and best friend Kareena Kapoor [Daboo]. Their world collides with another trio, Arshad Warsi [Madhav], Tusshar Kapoor [Lucky] and Kunal Khemu [Laxman].
Arshad, Tusshar and Kunal’s father Mithun Chakraborty [Pritam] and Ajay and Shreyas’ mother Ratna Pathak Shah decide to rekindle their relationship and with Kareena’s persuasion even get married. But there’s a problem: The kids detest each other. To complicate matters further, there’s a thief Johnny Lever [Puppy] and his henchmen [Vrajesh Hirjee and Sanjay Mishra] and a necklace that’s hidden somewhere.
Two things. One, before watching G-3, I had felt that focusing on eight main characters would lead to chaos only as there would be no scope for character development. But I was proven completely wrong because each character is well etched out and by the time the movie concludes, you don’t feel that the show belongs to ‘x’, while ‘y’ was sidelined. The movie belongs to everyone!
Two, it’s said that G-3 is inspired by Basu Chatterjee’s KHATTA MEETHA [1978; starring Ashok Kumar and Pearl Padamsee], Umesh Mehra’s HAMARE TUMHARE [1979; starring Sanjeev Kumar and Raakhee] and the Hollywood film YOURS, MINE AND OURS , wherein an elderly couple, having their own kids, decide to live under one roof. Rohit Shetty and his team of writers [screenplay: Yunus Sajawal; script consultant: Robin Bhatt] may be inspired by these films, but they have given G-3 a completely different flavor and dimension altogether. The writing, I wish to forewarn, defies logic, sense and reason, therefore one has to go with the flow. It has a skeletal plot, but is packed with jokes, jibes, pranks and of course, stunts/action [Rohit Shetty's movies are incomplete without cars being blown to smithereens].
The casting of Johnny Lever as the absentminded and scatterbrained thief is a master stroke. The writing, execution and portrayal of this part must’ve been an arduous task, but what comes across on screen is remarkable. In fact, this track would work wonders with the audience, especially those who swear by the Johnny Lever brand of humour. Johnny’s sequence on the water scooter, to cite an instance, is sure to bring the house down. Besides the sequences involving Johnny Lever, I’d like to single out yet another sequence that shows the siblings threatening each other. It’s a sequence without words but a super background score [Sanjoy Chowdhury], with the siblings trying to threaten one another with every possible thing in the house – be it a cactus plant or a rose, be it a tomato or a pumpkin, while their parents [Mithun and Ratna] watch HUM SAATH-SAATH HAIN on TV. Also, Kareena’s pet dog called Facebook trying to get the bone out of Mithun’s pocket is bizarre, but will be loved by the hoi polloi. Prepare to laugh your guts out in the above-mentioned scenes.
Any hiccups? The climax could have been a little more imaginative. It follows the trademark Priyadarshan style of getting together the entire cast, including supporting actors to villain sidekicks, for the finale. No issues with that, but a more innovative and ingenious finale would have only proven the icing on the cake.
Relying more on treatment than content, G-3 has the by-now-famous stamp of Rohit Shetty all over it. The director gets ample help from writer Yunus Sajawal and dialogue writers Farhad-Sajid and Bunty Rathore [additional dialogues]. The screenplay doesn’t give you time to think, while the dialogues are truly funny at most times. As the third installment in the GOLMAAL series, G-3 has a lot to live up to and so does the soundtrack [Pritam]. ‘Golmaal’ is fun, while ‘Ale’ moves at a feverish pace. Cinematography [Dudley] is perfect, while the action scenes [Jai Singh Nijjar] are exciting.
Like I pointed out earlier, every actor in the film contributes his/her bit in making this fun ride enjoyable. Yet, I’d like to single out Ajay, who goes for a grungy makeover. The rugged style, diamond ear studs, tattoos and cropped hair suits the hyper character that he portrays. He’s excellent. Another well-written character is of Kareena, who fits in so well with the boys. She looks every bit the tomboy she is expected to be. She’s matchless. Tusshar gives a brand new dimension to the character he has learnt so well to portray. He is sure to have the audience in splits with his class act. I’d also like to single out the emotional sequence, which Tusshar performs with gusto. Arshad oozes sufficient confidence to carry off the role, while Shreyas and Kunal are wonderful as well.
Mithun Chakraborty and Ratna Pathak Shah are genuinely lovable, while Johnny Lever is simply fantastic. Ditto for his henchmen, enacted by Vrajesh Hirjee and Sanjay Mishra. Mukesh Tiwari, Murli Sharma, Vijay Patkar, Viju Khote and Ashwini Kalsekar lend very good support. Prem Chopra is superb in a cameo.
On the whole, GOLMAAL 3 is an ideal fun ride with thrice the enjoyment and gratification, thrice the magic and thrice the hilarity. Go on, have a blast and make this Diwali thrice more entertaining for you. An out-and-out entertainer, it’s sure to light up the celebratory festive mood.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 25, 2010 – 15:30 IST
If there were 101 ways of speaking your heart out, his eyes have done it all! We are indeed talking about the one and only Ajay Devgn, who is on the cover of M magazine.
Well, this interview is nothing short of a mini biography of the star, in which he goes onto confess stuff like, “I am claustrophobic. I cannot get into a closed lift.” And the man who is well-equipped to bash a trillion guys on screen, in real life, is scared of loneliness! Ajay also says that, “I consider myself lucky to have achieved whatever I wanted to and to have achieved in my own terms.” And to top it all, he bounces off a bouncer stating, “I used to edit the film scenes when I was 11 or 12 years old!”
We give full brownie points to this man for being such a sweetheart as he goes onto confess, “I am bad at singing”, pointing out at his famous singing act in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
All in all, buy this magazine for an inner-view through this interview!
Payal Rohatgi on the abuse, physical and mental, she endured while in a relationship with Rahul Mahajan
• Are you surprised that Rahul’s marriage has hit the rocks so soon?
Knowing Rahul, I am not surprised. He loves to change partners. For him, swayamvar was a gimmick. He offered me big money to participate in the show (pauses).
• Go on…
Rahul has been harassing me since the past two months. He has been sending me very odd messages at odd hours. Initially, I ignored his calls and messages, but eventually, I told him to lay off. But he continued.
• What exactly has he been telling you?
He said, ‘I am sorry. We should work out things between us again.’ It all smacked of desperation. But Rahul is not a man of his word.
• How long were you in a relationship with him?
Eight months. I was very serious about him and made a fool of myself.
• Is Rahul aggressive?
Men have that in them if they are under the influence of something.
• Drinks? Drugs?
No comments. Don’t drag me there.
• What do you have to say about the company he keeps?
He is surrounded by people who don’t advise him well.
• You haven’t answered my question. Is Rahul aggressive?
Yes, he is aggressive if and when he loses it.
• How often does he lose it?
(Laughs) I didn’t count. But if he loses it, he is vindictive too.
• Did he hit you?
Yes. It happened just before we went for Bigg Boss 3. I was late by only 15 minutes and he accused me of having an affair with my co-actor Irrfan Khan.
• Go on…
I was living-in with him then. When I reached home, he was so angry he banged my head against a door. I was bleeding. He then he started cajoling me. The doctor was called. Rahul told him I had fallen in the bathroom.
• Any other incident of violence?
Once I didn’t take his call since I was busy. He slapped me when we met.
• Describe Rahul as a boyfriend.
When he is wooing you, he will shower gifts and call you 200 times a day. But then, he changes colours. It takes very little to arouse his suspicions. Once suspicious, he creates hell. He is not even a dependable friend. Rahul is not a stable guy.
• Why didn’t you try to change him?
It is very difficult to change a 34-year-old.
• Do you repent that you were swayed by Rahul’s connections?
No. Life is a teacher isn’t it?
• You think that the two finalists (Nikunj Malik, Harpreet Chhabra) in swayamvar who lost to Dimpy were lucky?
Yes. And I was luckier than them. Only Dimpy…(sighs)
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.
For years now, Anupam Kher, wife Kirron and their son Sikander, have been living in Gigi Apartments in Juhu. A very fancy building, the property was developed by ace-screen villain of the 1980s Ranjit, who earlier owned a palatial bungalow on the same plot.
The apartment was done up very tastefully by Kirron Kher. In fact, Kirron has always been a very house-proud person and taken personal interest in everything that went into the interiors, right from the silver artefacts to the silk cushions.
|Anupam, Sikander and Kirron Kher|
So it came as a little bit of a shock when a neighbourhood source recently mentioned the Khers no longer lived in the building and have moved out to another address in Juhu – allegedly because they wanted a home that would prove luckier for their son Sikander.
Sikander made his acting debut in Sanjay Gupta’s Woodstock Villa (2008), but his career hasn’t exactly taken off.
Incidentally, Gigi Apartments has proved quite ‘lucky’ for both Anupam and Kirron. Living there, Anupam has not only landed some of the best roles in Bollywood, he also got an international break with Hollywood biggie Woody Allen. Even Kirron’s acting career has been scaling heights, what with her being highly appreciated in big films like Singh is Kingg, Dostana and Kurbaan.
Kirron did not deny that the home had been lucky. “Gigi Apartments is very lucky. It got me my National Award for Bariwali (2000), I did Khamosh Paani (2003) which won me the best actress award at the Locarno Film Festival. Almost everything that Anupam and I did while staying at Gigi Apartments turned to gold.”
At the same time, she also said that they were indeed looking to move out for Sikander’s sake, but it had nothing to do with the luck factor. “I want a huge bedroom and a living area for Sikander. In the old home, there was no scope to extend Sikander’s bedroom. That is why we are selling our old flat and planning on buying something a lot more spacious.”
Ken Ghosh is back with a film after almost 6 years. His first, Ishq Vishk, was a runaway hit and it was a dream launch for Shahid Kapoor. His next, Fida, also with Shahid, was a smashing thriller although it failed at the BO. Now Ken is here with his third film, Chance Pe Dance, and this one also features Shahid. However, unlike his previous two films, Chance Pe Dance fails and falls at several points. The only saving grace is Shahid. In fact, the talented young actor takes the film to dizzying heights in several sequences!
The story of the movie: Since 3 years, Sameer (Shahid Kapoor) is in Mumbai and is waiting for that one golden opportunity which will make him a Bollywood superstar. He gives auditions wherever he can and earns a living by doing odd jobs. He has faced rejection at many points but still doesn’t give up. His dad (Parikshit Sahni) is calling him back to Delhi but Sameer has no plans of quitting. Finally, Sameer gets a break as the lead actor in a musical film to be made by the famous director Rajiv (Mohnish Behl). Also he finds a new friend in Tina (Genelia) who is the choreographer in that very film. Everything was going fine for Sameer when came a big blow for him.
There isn’t any problem with the film’s first half. The story doesn’t move in the first hour but still one doesn’t find any reason to complain as it is laden with many interesting sequences. The film starts with the energetic number ‘Pe..Pe..Pepein’ followed by the innovative introduction to the world of Sameer. Then Tina’s entry in the narrative was cool and the scene where she drops Sameer home was simply hilarious! The intermission point was well shot and well written too and you expect some fireworks in the 2nd half too.
But things don’t go as expected in the 45-minute long second half. The writer came up with some conflicts in the narrative but it lacked meat. The climax was too predictable and the song Pump It Up that comes just before the film is about to end fails to brighten up the things. However, the final scene was nicely executed.
Performance wise, Shahid Kapoor wins hands down! The film may be forgotten but Shahid’s performance will surely be remembered for a long time. He single-handedly took control and many of the scenes turned out to be fabulous, thanks to him. He gave a performance that one would expect only from the superstars. There was no need for a hero’s sidekick in the film to provide laughs as Shahid did the needful! And not to forget, he danced like a dream! If you are a Shahid fan, Chance Pe Dance should not be missed at any cost!
Genelia, as usual, looked charming and pitched in a sincere and confident performance. Best thing about her is-pair her with any actor and the resulting chemistry will be electrifying! The Imran-Genelia pairing in Jaane Tu and the Fardeen-Genelia pairing in Life Partner were cute and a treat to say the least and in Chance Pe Dance too, she and Shahid form a sweet pair!
Parikshit Sahni was alright. He should stop doing roles of a father who is scolding his son. He did it in 3 Idiots and does something similar in Chance Pe Dance too. Mohnish Behl was great. Vikas Bhalla was okay. The teen who played Genelia’s brother and the girl who played Shanaya leave a mark. Satish Shah is also there in a forgettable role.
Adnan Sami’s music was good but could have been better. The magic that was there in his music in Lucky is missing here. Pump It Up is the best among all. Pritam’s Pe Pe Pepein was superb.
Kiran Kotrial’s dialogues were funny. Story was faulty-there ought to be some zing that would have made the film interesting and much better. Just like how Zoya Akhtar had exceptionally made Luck By Chance (which was also the story of a struggler), Ken Ghosh could have adopted a similar route in writing. However, undoubtedly, his direction was upto the mark and if equipped with better scripts, he can do great job. Hope to see you with a better film next time Ken!
Some of the best scenes of the film:
1. The song ‘Pe Pe Pepein’ and ‘Pal Mein Hi’
2. Sameer preparing his breakfast, innovatively!
3. Tina and Sameer’s first entry
4. Tina drops Sameer home
5. Sameer meets Rajiv in the latter’s office
6. Sameer’s first class with the students
7. The intermission point
8. Sameer proposes Tina
9. Sameer’s speech during the auditions
On the whole, Chance Pe Dance is an average fare. It is well directed and has an outstanding performance by Shahid but is let down by negligible and unexciting storyline. Watch it if you are a Shahid fan. It’s alright if you miss it in theatres!
My rating-** ½ out of 5!
MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 4, 2010)
1-800-LOVE, Abbas Tyrewalas’s next film after Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na is nearly complete, but you will see no sign of it till July 2010. And that’s because Abbas wants to make sure that the magic of the lucky July week that worked with Jaane Tu… holds true for 1-800-LOVE too. Jaane Tu was released in July last year and was a sensational success. Abbas now plans to release all his films in July and is convinced that they’ll work.
Surprisingly, 1-800-LOVE’s producer is willing to bear the mounting costs of the post-production delay. “I guess I’m lucky,” Abbas says. “Even though the shoot is done and there’s just one song left, my producer is with me in the decision to release the film in the same week as Jaane Tu… Actually, I would love to release 1-800-LOVE on July 4, the same date as Jaane Tu… but it isn’t a Friday.”
They are to choose between July 2 and 9, 2010, as the release date. “And if I had my way, I would release all my films in the same week, depending on how accommodating my producers are in the future.”
And as we wonder if we can pass this off as superstition, Abbas protests, “Look, even otherwise, the first quarter of 2010 is clogged with exams and other stuff. I would rather release my films when schools and colleges are shut because they are the audience for all my films.”
Just for Abbas’s information both schools and colleges in Mumbai re-open by July.”
What is it with Salman Khan and his penchant for expressing his love for women by finding their lookalikes and making them film stars? It first started with Salman getting newcomer Sneha Ullal, who uncannily resembles his former love Aishwarya Rai, to star opposite him in Lucky. Then, Salman cast newcomer Zarine Khan, who is believed to be a spitting image of his girlfriend Katrina Kaif, to star opposite him in his forthcoming film, Veer.
Now, Salman is all set to make a Parisian love story for which he has been desperately looking for an actress who looks exactly like Katrina. The film will be produced by his sister Alvira and her husband Atul Agnihotri.
Post-Wanted Salman Khan has turned into quite a home bird. His next two films to go on the floors will be produced by his brother Arbaaz followed by his sister Alvira and brother-in-law Atul’s Parisian love story. Boney Kapoor’s two back-to-back sequels to No Entry and Wanted will have to wait until the end of the next year.
A source says, “Salman has become very family-oriented lately. He wants his stardom to benefit all his loved ones. He is going all-out to make sure that Arbaaz and Alivira’s films rock.”
While Arbaaz’s film is purely desi and located in the heartland of North India, Alvira and Atul’s film to be directed by Prem Soni is a tender love story set in Paris for which the brief for finalising a female lead is that she must resemble Katrina. Now, Salman is on the look-out for a girl with distinctly Caucasian looks.
“In fact, Salman was keen to cast Katrina in Paris but they have mutually agreed not to star together. Salman has instructed an agency in Paris to look for a girl who looks partly Indian and partly like a foreigner,” says the source.