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In an ensemble cast, loss is borne by all, says Meera Chopra

Posted on 28 March 2014 by admin

Southern actress Meera Chopra, who teamed up with a host of actors in her Bollywood debut “Gang Of Ghosts”, says there is an advantage of working in a multi-starrer – the onus is on everyone if the movie doesn’t work.

Released Friday, the comedy revolves around ghosts. it has been directed by Satish Kaushik who pulled off an impressive cast that includes Sharman Joshi, Parambrata Chatterjee, Mahie Gill, Anupam Kher, Saurabh Shukla, Rajpal Yadav and Jackie Shroff. it has got a lukewarm respone at the box office.

Meera said: “Before this film (‘Gang of Ghosts’), i had signed Vikram Bhatt’s film, which is a supernatural love story. So first, i signed that, but first this film released. So i feel it’s an advantage for me…even if it’s a flop, the entire burden will not be on me as the film has an ensemble cast.”

“if a film has an ensemble cast, the loss is borne by all the actors and i am glad i am debuting with the film. My next film is a solo project,” she added. Meera started her acting career in southern film industry and her first few releases include her hit debut tamil film “Anbe Aaruyire” and telugu movie “Bangaram”. When asked why did she start her career with southern cinema, she said offer knocked on her door.

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BO: ‘Ragini MMS 2’ collects 24 cr in opening weekend

Posted on 28 March 2014 by admin

‘SEX sells’ has been reinforced with Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Ragini MMS 2’ collecting Rs 24 crore in its opening weekend. The other three releases last Friday including Satish Kaushik’s ‘Gang of Ghosts’, Rajat Kapur’s ‘Aankhon Dekhi’ and Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Lakshmi’ have failed to rake in the moolah.

Exhibitor Rajesh Thadani said, `’Ragini MMS 2’ has done great business in the first weekend. The Kangna Ranaut-starrer, ‘Queen’, is going rock-steady with Rs 46 crore in its kitty. The collection of the other three films has been disappointing. None of them has touched even the Rs 3 crore mark.`

Trade experts believe that ‘Ragini MMS 2’ could have done better business had it not been for its ‘adult’ certificate. Trade analyst Amod Mehra said, `Satel-ite market for adult films is almost nonexistent, otherwise the film had bright prospects. The songs were its biggest strength.`

But did Sunny Leone’s presence in the film have anything to do with its box office collections? `’Ragini MMS’ is a franchise which generated a lot of curiosity among the audience. But Sunny’s presence, combined with the horror angle, did result in more business,` Mehra added.

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Is Sana Khan getting a boost from Waahid Khan?

Posted on 28 March 2014 by admin

Entrepreneur Waahid Khan is reportedly going out of his way to boost Sana Khan’s acting career Sana Khan’s recent appearance at a fashion show in Indore has led the gossip mills to churn out stories of an alleged romance brewing with entrepreneur Waahid Khan.

A source present at the event said, `Waahid had financed the show for which Sana was the show stopper.`

It is also rumoured that Waahid had approached several Bollywood producers asking them to cast Sana in heir respective films. the actress, however, denied the buzz of growing closeness with Waahid. `He is a married man. I don’t know how such stories come out. He is a friend and we stay in the same locality. there is nothing more to it.`

Waahid also maintained that the rumours were devoid of any truth. `We are just good friends. She is a nice girl. But at the same time, you should please understand that I am a married man with two kids,` he said in his defence.

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Kat – the new action woman in B-town

Posted on 28 March 2014 by admin

Katrina Kaif apparently said no to a body double for action sequences in two of her upcoming movies After showing off her acrobatic moves in ‘Dhoom 3’, Katrina Kaif seems to be confident of doing stunts on her own. She is said to have refusedto use a body dou-ble for action sequences in her next two films – ‘Phantom’ with Saif Ali Khan, and ‘Bang Bang’, that stars Hrithik Roshan.

A source close to the actres said since the stunts were quite dangerous, the di-rectors of the two films were worried about her safety. `They recommended a body double for her but Katrina put her foot down. She insisted on doing the scenes on her own, so that they looked real,` the source added.

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Not disheartened over ‘Shuddhi’, ‘Bombay Samurai’: Kareena Kapoor

Posted on 19 March 2014 by admin

Actress Kareena Kapoor doesn’t feel disheartened about her projects get-ting delayed or things not working out the way she wants them to, and has indeed started taking them in her stride.

two of Kareena’s most talked-about films, Karan Johar’s home production ‘shuddhi’ and ‘Bombay samurai’ opposite Farhan Akhtar are stuck for some reasons. In case of ‘shuddhi’, the project derailed due to lead actor Hrithik roshan’s health issues, forcing Kareena to walk out of the venture.

‘Bombay  samurai’ got delayed apparently as the production house (excel entertainment) is busy with other project with  shah rukh Khan.  the film was initially supposed to go on floors this month but now it will happen post september, contrary to reports that it is delayed to next year.

“I have left ‘shuddhi’, I am not part of it anymore. I am not at all disheartened about it. It (‘Bombay samurai’ getting delayed) gives me more time for myself and to holiday… I am married now I am not running a relay marathon now. I don’t know why the press makes such a big deal about it,” Kareena told PtI in an exclusive interview here.

“After ‘singham 2’, we will shoot for ‘Bombay samurai’. It (film) needs international crew so we will begin (to) work on it post  september,” she said, adding that shooting for ‘singham 2’ will start from March 25. When asked about her refusal to projects like ‘Queen’, ‘ramLeela’, ‘chennai express’, ‘Fashion’, ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, ‘Black’ and others which subsequently went to other actresses, Kareena said she did not regret her decision.

“I feel honoured and glad to give work to other people. I hope they (actresses) become stars as I have rejected big films,” she said. When asked about her criteria for picking a film, Kareena said she wanted to be related to the project and big banner is secondary. “I am looking for films that I want to be part of… something that excites me. I listen to about two stories a day but I am not going to say yes to anyone, no matter who it is. I don’t think whether that person is big (filmmaker) or not. I will go by the script and that is more important for me and I have learnt that over the years,” Kareena added.

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Here’s to girl power, Asin

Posted on 19 March 2014 by admin

Asin has been made the face of Kerala government’s women empowerment programme Asin’s generous streak was recently under the spotlight, when she received an honour from the Kerala government.

A person close to the actress says, `For over five years now, Asin has been funding the education of six girls from Kerala and she has promised the orphanage all her financial support to ensure that they complete their studies.  she wants to support them in every possible way and even visits them whenever possible.`

the Kerala Government recently felicitated her and even made her the face of their women empowerment programme. `Asin doesn’t discuss her social work openly as she doesn’t want people to think of it as a publicity stunt,` says a source.

When contacted, Asin, who hails from Kerala, emphasised the need to reach out to such children, especially girls. she said, `I have worked closely with these children and I know that if given the right opportunity, women can educate themselves and know what is wrong or right for them. education is a basic right and women should not be deprived of that.`

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Sunny Leone scorched ramp at LFW

Posted on 19 March 2014 by admin

Actress Sunny Leone, who scorched the ramp in designer Jyotsana Tiwari’s peach-pink gown Sunday at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014, says she was `nervous`, but enjoyed the `comfortable` outfit.

`I was nervous walking the ramp, but the gown is very comfortable. This is a gown that everybody would love to wear. It’s a beautiful gown and I am thankful to Jyotsana for this,” Sunny told reporters after the show.

With minimal makeup, Sunny walked with elan. Jyotsana’s collection had gowns with interesting embellishments and embroidery. Talking about her designs, she said: `My collection was inspired from summer holidays. My first 10 garments were fun stuff and the rest were for young brides, which is perfect for a beach wedding.’

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Exposed! Sunny’s raunchy ‘O sequence’ from ‘Ragini MMS 2’

Posted on 13 March 2014 by admin

Just a couple of years ago many of Bollywooders end even viewers use to believe that, in Bollywood “only SRK and Sex sells” but with the passage of time it looks like another ‘S’ is here to challenge the dominion of these two existing S’. Yes we are talking about sizzling,sultry sex goddess Sunny Leone who is now all set to burn the silver screen with her sensuality in “Ragini MMS 2”.

With the unveiling of every teaser, promo and behind scene video of this much talked about cine affair, another thing which is becoming quite conspicuous is that, movie’s producer, Ekta Kapoor has capitulated that she will be using each and every skill of Sunny till its fullest. This time the thing which seems to have grabbed Ekta’s attention is Sunny aphrodisiac art which has its roots embedded in latter’s past. After thoroughly tirring the grapevine with teasers and songs of “Ragini MMS 2” this time Balaji Motion Pictures has unveiled a behind the scene video of an “Org@sm sequences” or rather “O sequences” from the movie.

Reportedly while shooting this “O sequence” majority of the crew members were asked to step out of the area where the scene was shot. Although the “Ragini MMS 2” crew members did’t get a chance to see Sunny in action, but still they tried to solace themselves with sensual moans of this Indo Canadian diva, who looked quite cool about the sequences. So guys till the time “Ragini MMS 2” makes it to cineplexes even you have to keep yourself satiated with this video only.

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Now female actors can do what they like: Prachi Desai

Posted on 13 March 2014 by admin

With heroine-centric films like “Gulaab Gang” and “Queen” getting a good response at the box office, actress Prachi Desai says it’s a great time for all female actors as they are free to choose the kind of films and roles they wish to do. Prachi was last seen in box office dud “Policegiri”.

“For all the female actors, it’s a very good phase because today you don’t have to worry about a project that you really like,” the actress told reporters here at the unveiling of clothing brand Central’s spring summer collection Sunday.

“Maybe at any other point and time, the girls would have thought twice before taking up a project, but today i guess you can do just what you like,” she added.

Prachi, who rose to fame with her small screen stint, made her Bollywood debut in 2008 with “Rock On!!”

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Ankita Lokhande matches steps with Sunny Leone

Posted on 13 March 2014 by admin

TV actress Ankita Lokhande sizzled in a Manisha Malhotra creation to dance with Indo-Canadian adult film actress Sunny Leone, who shot a special segment for small screen entertainer “Pavitra Rishta”.

Ankita, the lead heroine of Zee TV’s “Pavitra Rishta”, made sure she gave her best shot to feature in the same frame as Sunny, who visited the set to promote her forthcoming film “Ragini MMS 2”.

The duo danced together to the peppy popular track “Baby doll”.

Ankita’s white sari avatar gelled well with Sunny’s desi girl get-up – a shimmery beige saree with a black bustier. According to a source, Ankita went out of her way and personally purchased the white Manish Malhotra sari for her joint performance with Sunny. The episode featuring the duo will be aired Wednesday.

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