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She is set to launch her signature fashion line; says it’s been a dream for over a decade
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; May 1, 2011)
Most actresses want to turn producers (Lara, Ameesha, Sushmita), or start a restaurant (Katrina, Bipasha, Shilpa), at some point in their lives, when they feel the need to explore a new business opportunity. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan does things differently. She wants to launch her signature fashion line.
An informer reveals to BT, “A few years ago, Ash was approached by some fashion houses abroad to be the face of their brand, or be associated with them at some level, but she’d declined. Now some big names from Europe are looking at a partnership with her. However, it is unclear if Ash will go for a joint venture or launch her own fashion line. She is keen to launch her exclusive fashion line that will travel globally.” Ash confirms, “I have plans. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a decade, but had put my plans on a backburner, and now I better get my act together. There was so much happening around me that I had kept it on hold.”
Ash has been approached by as many as 15 top international designers from London, New York and Italy. She, by flaunting her saris and gowns at grand international events and with her insistence on minimalistic make-up and accessories in Bollywood, is considered to be quite a trend starter.
Hot pants, low necklines and petticoats, as part of the costume for her role as Silk Smitha in Milan Luthria’s film, unnerved sari-loyalist Vidya Balan
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 05, 2011)
While Vidya Balan definitely knew that she had to go extra glam to play Silk Smitha in Milan Luthria’s Dirty Picture produced by Ekta Kapoor, Balan sort of freaked out when she saw the sketches of what she needs to wear for the portrayal.
Hot pants, low necks and petticoats (without the saree that Vidya is so fond of) got a bit too hot to handle for the lady. Also, she would have to wear these outrageous outfits after she gains some extra kilos on her thighs and other areas that the role requires, which left the actress gob smacked.Yogen Shah
A little shaken with the initial sketches, Vidya Balan has told Luthria that all her outfits need to reach at least 30 days before she starts shooting, so that she can try and get comfortable in them.
Fashion designer Niharika Khan, who is in charge of Vidya’s outfits in Dirty Picture, has pulled out all stops to comply with Balan’s order.
The designer confirmed, “I am working as fast a I can. There is bound to be a lot of skin show where her legs and stomach will be bare.
The role has a graph where initially she will be wearing her usual clothes, later she becomes a star and then the downfall. So it’s an array of costumes I am preparing covering all three phases.”
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A generation gap doesn’t have to translate to misunderstandings. iDiva joins mother-daughter duo Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan, as they speak of their relationship and how they learn from each other everyday
By ALISHA FERNANDES (iDIVA; March 26, 2011)
GROWING UP Sharmila: When you grow up in families that give great importance to aesthetics, values and culture, like I did, you tend to naturally imbibe it from your surroundings. I have never put pressure on myself or felt pressure from my family to excel, and have always led life according to my terms. I was neither a victim of stardom nor fashion. And I also know that as a mother, I supported my children in their choices and never pressured them into anything they didn’t want to do. Soha: I wasn’t even aware of how much my parents had accomplished till I was almost 20! I knew that they were famous, but I didn’t know the extent of their achievements. My father captained the Indian cricket team for 10 years and my mother managed to comfortably succeed in both, art and commercial cinema, but to me, they were just Abba and Amma. I was always made to feel very special, and supported with all my choices. I was academically smart, participated in drama and sports, and had an active social life; so I was a happy kid. I wanted to study further and it helped that I grew up in Delhi as opposed to Mumbai, so I wasn’t exposed to the filmi world as much.
BEING ROYAL Sharmila: It is a part of More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 16, 2010 – 18:57 IST
The very name of Mandira Bedi immediately gets the picture of ‘Extra Innings’ and many other things that she has been associated with. Well, now, she is all set to elevate her ‘standing’ with one of the hottest photo shoots that she has ever done so far. Mandira is on the cover of ‘The Man’ magazine, for the month of September. No prizes for guessing as to why we are experiencing the heat this monsoon!
Aptly titled as ‘Mistress Of Reinvention’, this is one not-to-be-missed issue! Having started her romance with the camera with the TV serial ‘Shanti’, Mandira, in no time, became a household darling of millions. Looking back in time, Mandira, in this issue, says, “I was doing an internship with adman Prahlad Kakkar, when he was working on a commercial for Haywards. Adi Pocha, the scriptwriter of ‘Shanti’ saw me on the floor and thought he had found his ‘Shanti’. After several screen tests, it finally fell into place for Adi when he saw me in a salwar kameez with an arrow bindi. That was the start of the rage for bindis with odd shapes. I would go to Lajpat Nagar in Delhi and ask for ‘shanti bindis’, and they would give them to me without recognizing me, explaining that some actress on TV wore such bindis!”
Not many know that the ‘Shanti’ serial was not just a ‘hit’ in India, but a smash hit in Sri Lanka. Mandira goes onto says, “There would be near hysteria whenever I went there, with More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 27, 2010 – 15:44 IST
Jacqueline Fernandes is one heroine who happens to be one of the latest seven seas’ export to Bollywood. She is surely one of the newcomers in Bollywood to watch out for!
And to make things merrier, you can catch this eye candy on this month’s edition of ‘Vogue’. It is in this issue, where she does confess, “I still don’t know how to drape a sari. Man, how do they dance in them.” And when asked about what she wanted to be, pat comes the reply, “I wanted to be the mermaid”. She also goes onto say, “I am not normal”… only to clarify that what she really meant was that, “I love having people around me and I am loud and cheerful. But on my own, I am really quiet.”
All this and much mush more verbal exotica with Jacqueline Fernandes, only in the latest edition of ‘Vogue’. Don’t miss this cooler!
‘I am in a space of my own; I’ve got critical acclaim as well as commercial success…I qualify to be number one,’ says Vidya Balan in a freewheeling chat with Seema Sinha
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (TIMES LIFE; February 21, 2010)
SHE is the thinking man’s dream. Whether she plays the unwed mother, or locks lips with her co-star, or suggestively sucks a thumb, her dignity remains intact. And then a pretty face and a voluptuous figure do not hurt. Vidya Balan is on a roll.
With two back to back hits — Paa and Ishqiya — a lot of compliments are coming her way from the fraternity as well as the audience. “It feels good as I can sense a certain vindication in my father’s eyes. When I was being written about in not so polite terms, there were times when I lost heart and he would tell me ‘things will change’. ‘No one can take your performance away from you and no one can give you a performance. So if that is yours, just hold on to it and that will take you places’. These words of my family gave me strength when I was a little shaky,” says Vidya.
Learning from her past mistakes, Vidya has most certainly decided to stay away from candy floss cinema. Hailed as the next big thing when she made her debut in Pradeep Sarkar’s Parineeta followed by the cult Lage Raho Munnabhai, suddenly she was courting controversies for her career decisions and unflattering wardrobe. “Most definitely, I tried to be like other girls. There was a certain complacency setting in. My biggest dream of being in the More >
By SHAHEEN PARKAR (Mid-Day; December 11, 2009)
Sushmita Sen and Kangna Ranaut will attempt to be just that for a song called Shakira Jaisi…
Hips Don’t Lie – ask Sushmita Sen and Kangna Ranaut. The stars are learning to shake their kamariyas like the Colombian singer who can wriggle her hips and more effortlessly.
The actresses are presently shooting for a song sequence for Anees Bazmee’s No Problem (it’s not a sequel to No Entry!). Music composer Pritam has composed a trademark Punjabi hip track that goes Shakira Jaisi Hile Lakhni…
Sush and Kangs, who play sisters in the flick, have been matching steps to Chinni Prakash’s choreography. The two actresses will be making their moves in six yards. While Sushmita has draped herself in an Abu Jani sari worth Rs 4 lakh, Kangna settled for a Suneet Varma creation which costs Rs 3.5 lakh.
The song is being shot at the Filmistan Studios. Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor who feature in the film are also in the song that has been penned by lyricist Kumar (of Maa Ka Ladla fame).
Produced by Anil Kapoor, Rajat Rawail and Spice International, No Problem is slated to release in the third quarter of 2010.
Says Rawail, “We have been shooting for this track from Tuesday. Pritam has scored an extremely peppy song that tells them to shake like Shakira! It is a celebration song as Kangna is getting engaged to Akshaye in the film. The dance unfolds in their father Shakti Kapoor’s home – he plays the police More >
Bharati Dubey & Ambarish Mishra | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; November 15, 2009)
Mumbai: Another Karan Johar release is facing the music, this time from the Shiv Sena. The party has objected to the bare-backed posters of Kareena Kapoor from the film, Kurbaan.
More than 100 Shiv Sainiks took to the streets and tore down posters of the film in Juhu, Marol and other parts of Andheri on Friday. A month ago, the MNS had objected to the use of the Mumbai’s old name, Bombay, in Johar’s Wake Up Sid; he had to bend over backwards to the chauvinists and the film had to be screened with a disclaimer.
Friday’s protests were led by Sena activists Jitendra Janawale in Juhu and Subhash Kanta Sawant in Marol. Sawant said: “We objected to the posters as they showed the actress semi-nude and we found to be in very bad taste. It violates our Indian culture.’’ The Sainiks also put a sari around Kareena in some of the posters.
A group of Sainiks even headed for Kareena’s residence and wanted to present a sari to her. But an officer said: “We deployed our people near the actress’s house but nothing untoward happened.’’ Kareena was said to have gone out for a shoot.
Additional commissioner of police (West) Amitabh Gupta said the Khar police station had been asked to register a case against the offenders.
An industry insider said political parties were picking on soft targets to get some mileage and the MNS’s impressive showing in the recent Assembly polls was “forcing’’ the Sena to look More >
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra got engaged on Saturday evening at the latter’s Juhu residence.
When Shilpa arrived at 8.15pm looking resplendent in a Manish Malhotra sari, several media people were waiting to catch a glimpse of the actress.
She was seen requesting photographers to make way for her to enter Raj’s house. At midnight, after the engagement ceremony, the couple happily posed for photographs
Kareena Kapoor, Aamir Khan and Raju Hirani on the sets of 3 Idiots
Now that Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor are starring together in Raju Hirani’s 3 Idiots, after two misses (Mani Ratnam’s Lajjo and Vishal Bhardwaj’s Mr Singh & Mrs Mehta) there is a considerable amount of curiosity about this never-seen-before jodi. We dropped in on the sets at Film City on Thursday to watch the two sizzle in the only romantic song, Zoobi doobi, in the film.
Entering the sets wasn’t an easy task because of the tight security. This despite the fact that we had taken the requisite permission on Wednesday to visit the sets. Thankfully, Aamir Khan spotted us after which going on the sets was a cakewalk.
Sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, the rain song has been composed by Shantanu Moitra. Aamir Khan, dressed in a burnt orange shirt and white trousers, was completely wet and gladly showed off his super flat abs. Kareena too wore a similar coloured sari and looked effortlessly stunning. The two actors dancing in the (artificial) rain reminded one of the Raj Kapoor-Nargis Awara song, Pyaar hua ikraar hua.
Choreographer Bosco was busy instructing all the dancers in the background. Aamir and Kareena were explained a shot, which was being filmed from a high angle. Raju Hirani sat by the monitor, closely watching More >