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The reality show will be back for a second season with the same host and episodes that will be longer than before
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 30, 2011)
Controversial and much hyped Sach Ka Saamna is returning on the small screen. With the same host Rajeev Khandelwal, the season 2 will kick off in mid- April.
A source said, “Sach Ka Saamna team has already started working on the show quiz. The first season of the show had done extremely well and gained high TRP’s. Although it was also surrounded in a lot of controversies and court cases, production house Big Synergy is back with the second season.”
The source added, “A look test of Rajeev will be done on April 12. He’ll still wear formals but his hair will be styled differently.”Rajeev Khandelwal
According to the same source, “The production house has already started working on various ideas for the promos. They are going to have 40 episodes this time.”
The show is based on the format owned by Howard Schultz of Lighthearted Entertainment. The contestants are taken through a 50-question polygraph test before being asked only 21 of them on the show.
The prize money last season was Rs 1 crore. The contestants were even made to sign an agreement that they will accept the conclusions drawn by US-based polygraph examiner, Herb Irvine
Rajeev Khandelwal remained unavailable for comment.
When contacted, Siddharth Basu from Big Synergy asked us to message him the story. However, after doing so, More >
Bollywood power couples who’ve split up are being brought together by big budget endorsements and films
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 30, 2011)
Nobody in Bollywood is ‘just good friends’ anymore. The A-listers have drawn inspiration from the bold and the beautiful Sushmita Sen and no longer hide their ‘on and off’ relationships. After all, it does have its advantages the much coveted media attention, big bucks from endorsements together and also the occasional publicity for a film.
And though, post breaking up, a star couple earlier would refuse to work together (Shahid-Bebo, Ash-Salman), these days money and movies motivate the exes to patch up real soon.
Recently John and Bipasha signed a one-year contract with a hair colour company. One of Bollywood’s longest standing couple, John and Bips, broke up recently. They signed this deal post their split primarily because of the big money.
They were offered approximately 5 crores. Moreover, they are still under a few ongoing contracts and have to continue their togetherness, at least on screen for the junta.
Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra had called it quits in February, finally, after going back and forth for quite some time now. Although they have parted ways, they will be doing Kunal Kohli’s next. Shahid is being paid approximately 6 crores, and Priyanka approximately 2 crores for the film.
An industry insider said, “Even though they have parted ways, they cannot decline projects coming More >
The actor piled on oodles of weight for his role in Chalo Dilli
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 29, 2011)
Considering Vinay Pathak had to be paired opposite Lara Dutta in Chalo Dilli, one would imagine the actor to shed some weight for the film.
But one sees Vinay as a fat man, who put on 12kgs of extra adipose for his role.
Vinay added, “It is film with contrast characters. I was given around three months time to put on weight. Luckily, I had an experience earlier to put on weight.
But the major task will be to lose it after gaining so much.”
Vinay Pathak, not really six-pack abs, but pretty okay on the weighing scale
Vinay, after gaining 12 kilos in Chalo Dilli
After the success of Yamla Pagla Deewana, Dharam paaji and his sons will now do a 3D action film with Anil Sharma
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 28, 2011)
After giving box office hits with a 2007 drama, Apne, and a romantic comedy this year, Yamla Pagla Deewana, it was only sensible for Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby Deol to hit the ground running with the genre they are best known for action, in Anil Sharma’s 3D film Masters.
To be shot in the Sin City, Las Vegas, the film will be produced by Sunil Khosla of Boutique Cinema Pvt Ltd., and will have some breathtaking stunts. They are planning to fly down Hollywood action directors for the stunts.
A source said, “All the three Deols are known for their action. After Apne and YPD, the trio will come together in a 3D action film for the first time.
Director Anil Sharma is in the scripting stage and is concentrating on the action sequences more.”
Anil Sharma, who directed the trio in Apne, got Masters as a package deal with the three Deols. Producer Sunil said, “We have officially signed Sunny Deol on paper and are now figuring out the dates with Dharamji and Bobby.
It is a package deal with Anil Sharma. Masters is an all out action film, to be shot lavishly in Vegas. We plan to appoint top Hollywood action directors for the film.”
To keep the Deols company, there will be a foreign actress too. Sunil adds, “All the three Deols are perfectly suited for an action film.
When the idea cropped up, I More >
Ranveer Singh is in intense workshops at Yash Raj to get rid of his Delhi accent and mannerisms, since his next goes on the floors in 10 days’ time
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 18, 2011)
After a Yash Raj launch and a hit with his debut film Band Baaja Baaraat, Ranveer Singh has a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders now.
For his next Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl, produced by Yash Raj, the actor has locked himself in Yash Raj Studio and has been undergoing intense training for his role to shed his ‘Delhi boy’ image.
A friend of Ranveer said, “It’s been over two weeks that Ranveer has been practically living in Yash Raj Studio. In less than 10 days his next, Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl is going on floors.
The actor is playing a cool young boy, not from any particular region, but surely he cannot be carrying the image of ‘Bittu Sharma’ from his debut film.”
The friend continues, “He has been taking workshops for his character in regard to his body language and body movements. He has also been taking diction classes to get rid of his Delhi accent.
Ranveer is actually from Mumbai but everyone thinks of him as a Delhi-ite. In the past two weeks he has been practising and rehearsing for over 14 hours and only goes home to sleep.
He is working very hard to change his image, so the audience can also perceive and see him in a different light.”
“During the making of Band Baaja Baaraat he rode the Delhi buses, ate at roadside stalls, visited the local colleges, More >
Boney Kapoor has been hospitalised for past two days in Nanavati hospital.
The director was admitted after complaining of severe back pain.
Boney’s friend said, “On Tuesday he was taken for an MRI scan but he was in severe pain and couldn’t sit straight for the test. He was given pain killers. Now he is undergoing physiotherapy and has been advised complete bed rest.
His wife Sridevi was present beside him all throughout. “
We wish him a speedy recovery.
Believe it or not, director turned actor Satish Kaushik will be seen kissing a girl on stage in his forthcoming film Qasam Se Qasam Se.
And that too dressed in Big B’s famous bulb suit from the song Saara Zamaana in Yaraana. Kaushik plays a college canteen guy called Mamu in the film who has a habit of lying.
The song is a dream sequence where he pictures himself dancing like Amitabh Bachchan with the girl he admires.
“It is a tribute to Mr Bachchan. When I first saw the song Saara Zamaana and Amitji wearing the well-lit outfit, I was struck speechless. In this film I got an opportunity to recreate it and agreed,” said Kaushik, a huge fan of Big B himself.
So what about the ‘kiss’? “No it was not a kiss. By chance ho gaya. It was just a sweet peck,” explained the man.
The actress on arriving in Chandigarh had to wait for her hotel room. On reaching the sets, there was no make-up van, spot boy
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 17, 2011)
Mumbai Mirror had reported about Sonam Kapoor being sent back home by director Pankaj Kapur when she arrived late on several occassions for the workshop of his film Mausam. But this time the actress has pulled off a tit for tat.
She herself stormed out from the sets in Chandigarh due to the disorganised shoot there.
A source from the sets revealed, “A few days ago the Mausam shoot was going on in Chandigarh. Sonam had to shoot for a song and had flown down to Chandigarh early morning.
On reaching the hotel she found out that the room wasn’t booked and she had to wait for more than an hour till she was allotted one. Sonam was all red by then.”
The source continues, “She immediately freshened up and reached the sets. On reaching she realised that her make-up man, vanity van, spot boy, all were missing.
None of these facilities, which are mandatory and are supposed to be given by the production house, were given to her.
Still she patiently made calls to the production house, asking its staff for her requirements. None of them reverted to her for the longest time. Result: Sonam stormed out from the sets and did not come for shooting.”
“Eventually in the evening, after pacifying calls were made to her by the crew, she returned on the sets and shot for the song,” added the source.
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The Bigg Boss winner will now hit the big screen with Tigmanshu Dhulia’s adaptation of Hamlet
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 15, 2011)
Pravesh Rana, the winner of reality shows Bigg Boss and Roadies, is gearing up to feature on the silver screen.
The youngster will be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next, which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet.
It is a co-production between Tigmanshu Dhulia Productions and Brandsmith Rahul Mitra. They are currently working on the post production stage of their first joint venture Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster.
Tigmanshu said, “I am soon going to start my next which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. I have signed Pravesh Rana and now have to finalise my other cast.”
After Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara, also based on Hamlet, comparisons are bound to be drawn. So, isn’t Tigmanshu scared of being pitched against Bhardwaj? He said, “Absolutely not! Every filmmaker has a different perspective.”
FENIL SETA’S VIEW
Omkara was based on Shakespeare’s Othello and not Hamlet
During the India vs South Africa match on Saturday, Abhishek Bachchan sent an invite to Vivek Oberoi to join him in the VIP lounge. Read on to know what happened next
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 15, 2011)
Saturday’s India vs South Africa match in Nagpur might have disappointed you because of India’s loss but we got some juicy news from that day which will certainly cheer you up.
Apart from other celebrities present, Abhishek Bachchan (sans wife Aishwarya Rai) had come to promote Dum Maaro Dum with his team and was seated in the VIP box. Vivek Oberoi and his wife Priyanka were enjoying the match in Bay L, the stands below the VIP box.
When the camera panned on Vivek, Abhishek saw him on the stadium screen, sitting in the stands. Quite courteously Abhishek immediately invited Vivek and Priyanka to join him and his team in the lounge.
Giving us the details a source said, “Abhishek was seated with Bipasha Basu, Pratik, Rohan Sippy, Rana Dagubaati, in the VIP lounge adjacent to the pavilion. The camera occasionally focussed on the stars.
When the cameras zoomed in on Vivek Overoi, who was seated below in Bay L, Abhishek Bachchan happened to see him on the big screen in the stadium.
As soon as he saw Vivek, he asked one of the officials to go down to ask him to join Abhishek and the team in the VIP lounge.”
Excitedly, we ask our source as to what was Vivek’s response to Bachchan junior’s invite, the source revealed, “The official went up to More >