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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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Ileana D’Cruz opposite SRK?

Posted on 10 September 2014 by admin

There has been a lot of speculation about who will star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Maneesh Sharma’s film Fan.

According to the trade buzz, Ileana D’Cruz is likely to feature in the film in which King Khan essays a double role. The makers of the film, however, prefer to be still tightlipped.

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Exclusive: OMG! Rakhi challenges Sunny and taunts Salman

Posted on 10 September 2014 by admin

There is an old quote stating that what’s bread in bones seldom comes out of flesh. And this universal fact often looks vindicated when some limelight moth kinda celeb from tinsel town flaunts his or her full of self obsession and asinine rhetoric skills.

 After remaining on a sabbatical of a sort from quite some time and getting slammed in her political stint, finally tinsel town’s biggest limelight hogger Rakhi has finally returned to her own fiefdom. And soon after marking her homecoming she has targeted none other than gorgeous Sunny Leone. Strut stuffed with her latest achievement i.e. of getting an item song in an upcoming cine flick Mumbai Ki Laila. While addressing media at an event Rakhi in a supercilious manner challenged Sunny to compete with her in jiving. But Rakhi didn’t stop here only, hinting towards Sunny’s undergoing some cosmetic surgeries she even alleged that credit for Sunny’s beauty goes to doctors. This is not for the first time when Rakhi has targeted Sunny even in 2012 she slammed this Indo Canadian actress on pretext of being a porn star and didn’t even spare Mahesh Bhatt for his choice of girls.

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When Rakhi is at her jabbering best then how can one expect from her that she is going to spare any one. And that’s what she did once again and on being asked about most eligible contestants for Bigg Boss 8 named some of the bete noirs of Salman and his exes. For the upcomming seson of the show which yet to start on 21st of this month Rakhi recommended the names of Sangeeta Bijlani, Somi Ali, Aishwarys Rai and Vivek Oberoi. Besides Rakhi also exclaimed that she is not les than Salman and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Is Salman listening?

Well, despite knowing Rakhi’s habit and her nature all we can say her is that, “it’s good to be straight forward babe, but even better than that is to not antagonize somebody of Salman’s stature and to understand our advice look at the condition of one of the Bollywooder who despite having a path breaking debut is still struggling to carve niche in Bollywoood.

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People can’t throw rocks at me all the time: Priyanka Chopra

Posted on 04 September 2014 by admin

WITH her latest film ‘Mary Kom’ releasing this week, Priyanka Chopra gets candid about dealing with egativity, allegations of interference and more.

EXCERPTS FROM AN INTERVIEW…

Looking sexy in a slinky blue dress (designed by Victoria Beckham, she tells us), Priyanka Chopra is looking perkier than her usual self. The actress in a freewheeling chat with hitlist…

You had said there’s a change happening in the industry in that more people are watching women-centric films…

Priyanka Chopra: Hopefully, it is happening. We, as Indians, tend to focus on what we don’t have rather than seeing the positive aspect of a situation. I am an eternal optimist. Do you accept that we live in a male-dominated world?

Yes.

Priyanka: Now within those constraints, things are slowly changing in films. Ten years ago, you didn’t see girls doing anything more than dancing in songs and today, they are doing solo woman leads. But at the same time, we are doing films that are commercially successful. For example, I did Barfi!, and it was as much my film as Ranbir’s. Who could play Meenamma better than Deepika (Padukone) in Chennai Express or Katrina Kaif in Rajneeti? That didn’t happen for a long time. Now we are getting equal footage alongside the hero. Also, films like Fashion, Dirty Picture, Kahaani, Queen, and Highway had the respective actress’s solo picture on the poster, but that didn’t stop people from watching those films.

But it was just a phase in Bollywood when women were used as props; if you look at the history of cinema, actresses have done powerful roles earlier too…

Priyanka: Yes, I agree that it died for a while. After Madhuri (Dixit) and Sridevi, nothing was tailored for actresses. But now you see a whole new trend and this is because audiences are more aware now due to the internet. Now you are hired because you are damn good at what you do, and no one cares if you are a man or a woman. Today, so much noise is made when woman is wronged in the society whereas earlier everything was pushed under a rug.

Also, audiences don’t like their intelligence being taken for granted anymore. I love watching masala films, but

I don’t want stupidity in the name of entertainment.

Has your definition of ambition changed too?

Priyanka: I didn’t know what it meant because I was just 17 years old, when I started out. I just wanted to be good at whatever I did and I still want the same thing. My ambition is to be the game changer. I want to leave behind a legacy… people should say that she did something ballsy and cool.

You are judged quite a lot…

Priyanka: That’s because I am opinionated and I put myself out there. Yes, a zillion people love me and that’s what’s kept me going, but it hurts when people forget that a celebrity is not a commodity. I don’t want to hurt people who talk crap about my family and me, as that is not dignified. But people can’t throw rocks at me all the time. I am asking those people to come say it to me on my face and judge me after hearing my point of view.

Has all that hate made you less vulnerable now?

Priyanka: No, I am still vulnerable. It is painful. When I am confronted with hate like this, I get very affected; I cry to my friends and family. It is very hard to keep dignity in silence.

Talking about criticism, we hear you interfered in every aspect of Mary Kom, the film…

Priyanka: One counter question. When men do it, do you guys laud them?

No, we don’t.

Priyanka: When a hero does it, he is applauded but when a heroine does it, it is called interference. Why so – don’t we have brains? Yes, I am totally involved in every aspect of this film. My director hasn’t told me anything about it being interference on my part. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given me the dignity and respect to be involved in the film, in every way possible.

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