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Kareena ‘fine’ with acting in commercial films

Posted on 03 July 2014 by admin

Actress Kareena Kapoor, who has been part of commercial films like the `Golmaal` franchise and `We Are Family`, says even the biggest stars including yesteryear actresses Parveen Babi and Zeenat Aman have been part of commercial films and she doesn’t see anything wrong in featuring in such movies. `Even the biggest of stars like Parveen Babi and Zeenat Aman have always worked in commercial films. The biggest super-stars (successful female actresses) of this year will be part of biggest superstar films, so it’s fine,` Kareena told reporters in a group interview. The `Heroine` star will now be seen in Rohit Shetty’s `Singham Returns` also starring Ajay Devgn.

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Simply classy: Shilpa Shetty shares her style mantra

Posted on 03 July 2014 by admin

SHE is a regarded as Bollywood’s yummy mummy but she also has a diva’s demeanour in her. Shilpa Shetty talks about her love for solitaires, trends to look out for and more. Excerpts:

1) It’s my style: Style has different meaning for different people. I feel it is personal and innate. It has to be trendsetting and not a trend that is blindly followed.

2) Comfort clothes: When I am at home, I slip into my t-shirt and track pants – anything that makes it easy to run around with my son (laughs).

3) Party on my mind: I choose my clothes de-pending on what kind of an occasion it is. For parties, I generally prefer dresses or a formal top paired with well fit-ted black pants.

4) Killing it in style: Among Bollywood ac-tresses, Kangna Ranaut and Sonam Kapoor have a great fashion sense. As far as the men are concerned, Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan are the most well-dressed.

In Hollywood, I like how Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Leonardo DiCaprio dress up.

5) Skin care: One beauty advice that I religiously follow is to never use soap on my face. I use a gentle cleanser and a good sunscreen for glowing skin. I always apply a deep conditioner to my hair every time I wash it.

6) ‘Rock’ing it: I decide on my accessories once I have made up my mind about the clothes that I want to wear. It should match with my outfit. But I like to keep it simple. So, most of the time, you will see me only in my solitaires and finger ring.

7) Handbag essentials: I always make sure to carry my phone, credit cards, a lip-balm and lipstick.

8) Styling tips: Dress to please yourself, not the world. And choose occasion-appropriate clothes. I have made many fashion faux pas but my worst nightmare would be the zipper giving away just before you walk the red carpet! (laughs again)

9) Fashion forecast: I am no clairvoyant but I feel fashion is constantly revived and reinvented. A lot of old styles are coming back. Cropped tops, high-waist skirts, palazzos and a simple white knotted shirt are some timeless trends.

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Lisa Haydon readies for more hot scenes?

Posted on 03 July 2014 by admin

It was first reported that Akshay Kumar greeted Lisa Haydon with a champagne shower on the first day of shoot for the ‘Shaukeen’ Lisa, who later told this newspaper that the spurt of the bubbly reacted with the glycerin to sting her eyes, was drenched in the sparkling liquor once again, writes The Mirror. The song in question had to be re-shot as the makers weren’t happy with the out-come of the previously shot portions. Revealed a source, “Ahmed wasn’t satisfied with the portions shot in Mumbai and he pointed this out to director Abhishek Sharma and Akshay Kumar, who shared his sentiment. They also wanted more skin-show and felt a beach backdrop should be added. It was then conveyed to Lisa that they would have to reshoot the portions. They have travelled to Mauritius for the same. “Ahmed confirmed the news saying, “Yes, we are re-shooting parts of the song in Mauritius. And to ensure it looks more exotic, several changes are being incorporated into the choreography and the set-up.” Does this mean more champagne being poured on the leading lady by Akki? “I guess so,” laughs Ahmed. “But this time, she will be fully prepared.”

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Saying no to Sujoy was difficult for Vidya

Posted on 25 June 2014 by admin

Actress Vidya Balan, who gave a stellar perfor­mance in Sujoy Ghosh’s “Kahaani”, says it was tough for her to say no to the director for his new film “Durga Rani Singh”.

“I am a little sad I couldn’t work in this project because we made ‘Kahaani’ together and we were like parents of ‘Kahaani’. It was a very difficult decision for me to say no (to ‘Durga Rani Singh’, but I was not keeping well so I couldn’t do it. I had no option,” said the Nation­al Award winning talent.

After Vidya turned down the offer, Kanga­na Ranaut was approached for the lead role in Ghosh’s film. But even she refused it. Now the director is report­edly on the lookout for an apt leading lady for his film.

Vidya says that after the success of “The Dirty Pic­ture”, a story inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, she was offered biopics almost every week.

“I have been offered many biopics. Every week someone asked me about new biopics. Three of­fers have come my way, but I have not accepted anything,” said the 36-year-old.

Meanwhile, Vidya, who is currently pro­moting her film “Bobby Jasoos”, is all praise for the movie’s producer Dia Mirza.

“She is great with taking care of the unit. We completed the film in 50 days and no one ever cribbed about their work. Dia managed the work beautifully and re­spects the unit,” Vidya said.

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‘Murder 3’ actress Sara Loren bags her next film

Posted on 25 June 2014 by admin

Remember Sara Loren (in pic above) who was seen in Murder 3? The Pak­istani starlet had changed her name for another shot in B-Town.

She was known as Mona Lisa when she fea­tured with Himesh Res­hammiya in Kajra Re. She has now bagged Anil Bal­ani’s Ishq Click with Ad­hyayan Suman.

By arrangement with Mid-Day.com

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Varun Dhawan’s rocking bachelor’s party

Posted on 25 June 2014 by admin

Bollywood’s eligible bachelor Varun Dhawan has found his Dulhania. And he celebrated his Bachelor’s Party, Bol­lywood style. The hottie was seeing taking over a popular club in Mumbai on Friday midnight along with UK based rapper Badshah & singer Akriti Kakkar to bring in the night with Saturday Sat­urday.

He was apparently so happy & excited that he grooved with the crowd and announced shots on the house, leaving club owners in a frenzy with over-crowded bar coun­ters. But everyone seemed to have a rocking time and all’s well that ends well.

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Kardashian trio to attend the premiere of ‘Humshakals’

Posted on 19 June 2014 by admin

Inviting celebrities and well known personalities for movie premier has become a common trend. Their star studded presence at such occasions adds to the buzz around the movie. In keeping with this wave, Sajid Khan, the director of this year’s upcoming bone tickler ‘Humshakals’ has invited the three sizzling ladies of Beverly Hills namely Kardashian beauties Kim, Kourtney & Khloe to Mumbai.

After Paris Hilton, this would be a triple surprise for the people in India to see the 3 sisters in town. Director Sajid Khan met the Kardashian sisters at one of the social meets in the US when they expressed their desire to visit India.

Making use of this opportunity, Sajid invited them for the premier of his movie. The gorgeous sisters were obliged to receive such an invitation and are planning to attend the event together. A source close to the Kardashians said, `Kim, Kourtney and Khloe are very excited about coming to India. They are aware of the huge fan following in the country and are fascinated by their culture and traditions. They have heard a lot of wonderful things about India from her friends`. Their presence at the premiere is a perfect fit since they are commonly known as one of the famous trios in the world. Known for their attention seeking personality, the trio are sure to turn heads at the premiere of the movie this week.

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Kat in action mode!

Posted on 19 June 2014 by admin

After Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Dhoom (2013) Katrina Kaif’s upcoming films – Bang Bang (with Hrithik Roshan), Phantom (with Saif Ali Khan) and Jagga Jasoos (with beau Ranbir Kapoor) all have her performing stunts and indulging in high-octane action sequences.

After Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Dhoom (2013) Katrina Kaif’s upcoming films – Bang Bang (with Hrithik Roshan), Phantom (with Saif Ali Khan) and Jagga Jasoos (with beau Ranbir Kapoor) all have her performing stunts and indulging in high-octane action sequences.

The actress has learnt several self-defence techniques as part of her preparation, including Krav Maga for Jagga Jasoos. It has techniques similar to judo, wrestling and grappling, which was developed for the Israeli armed forces. At this rate Kat appears to be the action queen of B-Town.

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‘Injured’ Prachi shows professionalism

Posted on 19 June 2014 by admin

Actress Prachi Desai put her professionalism on display when she decided to postpone a surgery and shot for an item song for `Ek Villain`. Prachi, who features in the “Awari” track in the film, was advised to go through a tooth extraction surgery at the earliest possible, but she chose to wait till her song rehearsals, look test and shoot was over. `She had been in pain for two weeks but could only make do with pain killers for a song shoot for Mohit Suri’s film,` said a source. `It had caused her much of discomfort but fulfilling her commitment was more important to her,` the source added. Not just this! The actress also faced a bleeding knee during the shoot of the song. A source from the set says there were some high octane shots where Prachi and the girls had to fall on their knees and slide backwards. That caused them to suffer some bruises on their feet and knees. Now all is well. ‘Prachi’s procedure is done… she will be fine in a few days,` the source said. Starring Riteish Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor, `Ek Villain` releases June 27.

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Tabu to make special ap¬pearance in Meghna Gulzar’s Talwar

Posted on 11 June 2014 by admin

While rumors have it that Tabu has been cast in Meghna Gulzar’s Talwar starring Irrfan Khan ,sources refute that there is no truth to the re­ports.

Putting speculation to rest, the National award winning actress has a special appearance in the drama ,and has shot for exactly 3 days given the warm equation she shares with men­tor Gulzar saab.

Reveals a source, “Tabu shares deep respect and admiration for Gul­zar saab who has been her mentor and hence agreed to make a special appearance in Talwar.While rumor mills have it that the actress has been cast as lead opposite Irrfan Khan,it is mere speculation. Tabu has just shot for 3 days and has done this as a kind gesture, given the warm equation she shares with Meghna and Gulzar saab”.

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