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// // //Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 07, 2010)
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has bought himself a plush villa and that too in the green hills of Lonavla. The villa happens to be bang in the middle of the posh locality of Prive in Lonavla.
As of now, the villa has only been booked. Mehra is waiting for all the work to finish there to finally close the deal.
Our source said, “Mehra always wanted a second home and when he learnt about this new township, he bought one. The villa is said to be quite exotic. After Delhi 6, Mehra will use his second home to write his next script Bhairavi and Panch Kaurav and give finishing touches to his film on Milkha Singh.”
Mehra remained unavailable for comments.
On the sets of Anjaana Anjaani, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra lived out of a car
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 05, 2010)
Imagine this. A plush red vintage car, dusty after travelling different terrains; in it: Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, laughing out loud, living it up. This was the scene every alternate day on the sets of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Anjaana Anjaani.
The two actors travelled in this vintage car, especially designed for this film. In fact, they made it their second home. An aesthetic Priyanka named the car Blush. And Ranbir for his part, created a special junk food compartment in the car. Priyanka used to play her I-Pod and speakers in the car and the two actors apparently spent most of their time here.
Our source said, “The car plays a very important role in the movie and many scenes have been shot inside it. It was previously called Sunflower (because the car appears yellow to colour-blind individuals?) but no one on the sets liked the name.”The car, Blush, became an integral part of Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor’s lives in Anjaana Anjaani
Priyanka saved the day and suggested the name Blush and everyone loved it. Priyanka and Ranbir would often treat the car as a human being and most of the crewmembers joined in too. The two actors apparently took turns to clean and decorate the car as well. The car became a second home for them.
When contacted, Siddarth Anand, the director of the film More >
By Subhash K. Jha, July 19, 2010 – 12:05 IST
“Keep politics out of art and culture,” says Pakistan pop singer Ali Zafar who arrived in Mumbai this month. He would like nothing better than to move to Mumbai and become a singing actor like Kishore Kumar. But would the current milieu of hostility allow him to make that move?
“Things have to get better between the two countries,” Ali says optimistically. “The sooner the better. Because the present hostility is unbearable. We from the entertainment industry in Pakistan are hard hit by the suspicion between the two countries.”
Ali Zafar is honest enough to admit there’s more scope for him to function in India than in Pakistan. “I’ll be honest. There are more avenues and prospects here. So if the God above and the politicians down below permit, I’d love to move to Mumbai. An artiste knows no bounds and boundaries. My first home is Lahore. But I’d like to make Mumbai my second home.”
Ali has a wife and a 3-month baby boy back home. “When I left home I kept looking back at my home and loved ones. I wish they could come with me.” Ali expects his wife to join him in Mumbai later during his current trip to the city, his first after 26/11.
In the last 6-7 years, he has been to Mumbai at least 20 times.
However, he was unable to return recently because of the current political scenario. “Things have changed. My last visit was before 26/11 and I remember how pleasant the mood was in Mumbai. I was free to move More >