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Are you serious babe? Alia want to design for Parineeti

Posted on 01 October 2014 by admin

Actress Alia Bhatt, who has turned fashion designer with her latest fall winter collection, says she would like to style her contemporary Parineeti Chopra once.

The ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ star has tied up with fashion portal Jabong to design the capsule collection. When asked whom she would like to style, the 21-year-old actress said, “I would like to design for Parineeti Chopra. My fashion line is for every girl. A mid twenty or a mid thirty something can wear my clothes.”

Alia says her clothing range is the reflection of her own self. “The collection is very simple, it’s very me. I wanted to be involved in this so we sat and discussed a lot. It’s a fall winter collection. So there are lot of sweat shirts. It is very personal and special for me. I want everybody to enjoy this. A lot of importance has been given to animal prints as I love animals,” she said.

The actress credits celebrity designer Manish Malhotra behind her fashion line inspiration. “I have worked with Manish Malhotra in my first film. He is a very enthusiastic person and he changes his style with time. He is always excited to do new things,” she said. The daughter of Mahesh Bhatt says that she does not dare to style her director father as he is comfortable in his routine clothes.

“He is very comfortable with his black and blue denims and his chappals. No one can give him shoes. Recently on his birthday I gave him a pair of designer happals and he asked me how much it cost? And wherever he goes he will say this is a designer chappal and my daughter has given me,” she said.

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Deepika has admirers on the other side of border too

Posted on 01 October 2014 by admin

Like most Pakistanis, Karachi-based designer Deepak Perwani too is a fan of Bollywood celebrities. After styling Indian stars like veteran actress Shabana Azmi and her husband, renowned lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, he now seeks to design for the younger lot like Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor. Perwani admits that he and fellow Pakistani citizens love Indian “cuisine, clothes, songs, dance and Bollywood”. Asked whom he would like to design for, Perwani, who visited the capital for the “Aalishan Pakistan” lifestyle exhibition, told IANS: “Deepika (Padukone) would be a great choice. She is stunning and gorgeous. I’ve always liked dark and dusky women.” “Nandita Das too. She is stunning. She is the epitome of Indian woman. Among male actors, Ranbir (Kapoor) and Varun Dhawan for sure. They are the news kids on the block and I make clothes for those aged between 25 and 40. They are fashionable kids,” added Perwani, who started his menswear line in 1994. He might have entered the fashion industry with menswear, but he thinks women are more inclined towards fashion.

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Box office: ‘Khoobsurat’ rakes in Rs 11.5 crore

Posted on 24 September 2014 by admin

Both ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ and ‘Khoobsurat’ have not lived up to industry expectations In its first weekend, Daawate-Ishq has collected Rs 13.75 crore while Khoobsurat’s collections stand at Rs 11.5 crore.

Trade analyst Rajesh Thadani says that the collection of the former was higher than that of Khoobsurat in the first two days. `It also had an advantage in that it had a higher screen count. But Khoobsurat saw a jump in its collection on Sunday.” Vishal Anand of Fun Cinemas says that the food yatra that Daawat-e-Ishq’s cast went on has helped the film fare better.

Trade analysts are hoping that both films will do better in the coming week. Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, `Both films received a cold response. On Saturday, Khoobsurat clocked good numbers, but yes, it’s still less than what was expected.`


It may be pointed out that Khoobsurat has released across 47 screens in Pakistan while Daawat-e-Ishq has only bagged 27 screens in the neighbouring country. There is also buzz that Khoobsurat, which stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan opposite Sonam Kapoor, has garnered the ninth highest opening ever in Pakistan.

Pakistani distributor Amjad Rashid says, `Here the opening day collection of Khoobusurat was over Rs10 million while Daawat-e-Ishq has collected Rs 4million.” As per trade sources, Khoobsurat’s collection in Pakistan stands at around Rs 2.45 crore (Pakistani rupees).

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Priyanka Chopra at Ensemble Store Celebration Event _8_

Priyanka Chopra hits 7 million fans on Twitter

Posted on 24 September 2014 by admin

Actress Priyanka Chopra has crossed the benchmark of seven million followers on micro-blogging site Twitter.

The 32-year-old ‘Mary Kom’ star, who joined Twitter in January 2009, thanked her fans for their support on the social media.

“Thank you all for 7MillionPcManiacs… Our family is getting larger.. Your love keeps me going..” she tweeted.

Priyanka, who is an avid user of social media, is the fourth most popular Indian celebrity on Twitter.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has 10 million followers followed by Shah Rukh Khan (9.04 million), Aamir Khan (8.46 million) and Salman Khan (8.28 million).


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Veena Malik’s chirpy behavior helped her get a role in Mumbai 125 km?

Posted on 24 September 2014 by admin

Filmmaker Hemant Madhukar talks about his upcoming horror flick, Mumbai 125 km and why he chose Veena Malik to play the ghost: In your last film, you had worked with known faces like Jimmy Sheirgill and Sanjay Suri. What made you opt for newcomers this time?

I wanted to shoot the film in 3D, which is time consuming, and wanted actors who could give me dates at a stretch for the shoot. Hence, I opted for TV actors and newcomers. But the plot is the actual hero.

Apparently, you cast Veena Malik in the ghost’s role after watching her tantrums on a reality show?

I liked her attitude and quirky behaviour, which is exactly what my ghost is all about.

What is the USP of your film?

It’s a story about a single night and all the horror elements that transpire on a road trip, which has not been seen in our films before. Five friends are on their way from Pune when they experience a bizarre incident and get holed up 125 kms away from Mumbai. Along with my coproducer Nishant Pitti of Easemy trip on board, we did the right kind of promotion and are ready with the film.

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Bigg Boss 8: Minissha won’t create drama to get footage

Posted on 24 September 2014 by admin

Actress Minissha Lamba says she won’t be using fake drama to bring in viewers on ‘Bigg Boss 8′.

The 29-year-old actress is one of the 15 contestants to enter the Salman Khan-hosted controversial reality show this season and she says people will get to see the real, fun Minissha.

“It is a reality show and the audience love when there is more drama but I am not going to be out of character to create drama… that is just not me. At least I am hoping that I will not do that. I don’t know what the situation is going to be like. I don’t know how I am going to react to things inside,” Minissha told PTI before entering the house.

This is the first time that the actress, who has starred in films like ‘Yahaan’, ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd’ and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, has ventured into the territory of reality TV and Minissha says the timing is perfect for her as she does not have any work commitments at the moment.

“There is no commitment right now. It was an easy decision for me to make. Besides that this is the biggest reality show that is happening in the country today. It was the right time to do reality,” she said.

Minissha says she did have apprehensions regarding the show but her friends’ love and excitement for ‘Bigg Boss’ helped her make the decision.

“When I was approached for the show I did not know whether it would suit me to do it. The moment I talked about it to my friends and the excitement that I saw in them and their love for ‘Bigg Boss’ it really hit me that how popular this show is. Even I love watching it,” she said.


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Sunny Leone is keen to show off her funny side in ‘Mastizaade’

Posted on 17 September 2014 by admin

When Sunny Leone first read the script of her upcoming film Mastizaade, she could not stop giggling.

The sex siren has been a part of Bollywood for a while now, but has not yet dabbled in comedy. Writer-director Milap Zaveri was keen that viewers see the comic side to her. She may grab eyeballs for her plunging necklines and rising hemlines, but Sunny is now really keen to make people laugh instead of scandalising them.

Sunny essays the character of a Maharashtrian girl in the film and her character’s name is Laila Lele. Her name has a double entendre and she plays a double role as well.

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Year 2014 turns out ‘amazing’ for Shruti Haasan

Posted on 17 September 2014 by admin

Films, travelling and a mix of people have made the ongoing year to be “super duper” for actress Shruti Haasan.

“It’s been such an amazing year so far – the work the people the places and all the things I’ve learned :) super duper,” Shruti tweeted Monday.

The actress spent her Sunday dubbing for Tamil actioner “Poojai”. “I’ve loved dubbing ever since I was a kid – the silence – the dark room :) #memories #movies,” she added.

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Girls will relate to my ‘Khoobsurat’ character, feels Sonam

Posted on 17 September 2014 by admin

Actress Sonam Kapoor says her character in upcoming film ‘Khoobsurat’ represents the independent, modern woman and is confident that girls will identify with it. ‘Khoobsurat’, also starring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and actress-politician Kirron Kher, is the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 film of the same name. Sonam reprises the character played by Rekha in the origial.

“Mili is a woman of today. She is strong and independent and does not change herself for any man. Every modern day girl will relate to her. I am sure at least 85 per cent of women will identify with Mili,” Sonam told reporters here.

The 29-year-old actress said though she was initially upset that she was playing a character close to her real personality, she is happy it is far from stereotypes. “I was upset with my role initially because I am just like her. I thought what would my fans think of me. I am as clumsy as my on-screen character. I am a complete misfit in real life but it is not a typical character and I like that about it,” Sonam said.

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‘Bang Bang’ third poster revealed!

Posted on 10 September 2014 by admin

The third poster of Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Bang Bang’ was revealed on Twitter. Hrithik and Katrina are seen holding guns in their hands. The film is an official remake of the Hollywood film ‘Knight and Day’ where actors Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz played the lead roles.

Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film is set to release on October 2, 2014.

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