Brett Lee enters Bollywood

Australian cricketer Brett Lee is all set to enter Bollywood with the movie “Victory”, starring Harman Baweja in the lead role.

Besides Brett Lee, a handful of other cricket players like Australians, Brad Hogg, Stuart Clarke and Mike Hussey and Indians, Yusuf Pathan, RP Singh and Pravin Kumar have cameos in the film.

Harman Baweja plays the role of a small town boy who makes it big in the world of cricket and Brett Lee plays himself who helps Baweja’s character achieve his dreams.
On working with newcomer Harman Baweja, Lee says it was a whole new experience. “It was a lot of fun. We helped each other out throughout the movie. I taught him a few shots while he gave him me acting tips,” he recalls.

Apart from claiming wickets, Lee shares a passion for music. In the past he did a song and music video for legendary singer Asha Bhonsle’s album.

Next on the anvil, Lee is adding finishing touches to a music video. “There are six to seven songs in Hindi and in English in the album. I had been working on it with friends for the last six months,” he reveals

How could people be so insensitive?

Udita Goswami is shocked. And this has nothing to do with her stint in Bollywood. In fact this time around it is sheer lack of sentiments from people which has left a bad taste in her mouth.

The story goes like this. Apparently a few days back she came across a stray puppy near her apartment. Seeing it cry in pain, she enquired about the owner but realized that there was none. Also, from her fellow neighbors, she was informed that the puppy was in such a stage for last many days.

"And to think about it, no one came forward to help it. How could people be so insensitive? I was shocked by people apathy", exclaims Udita who is an avid dog lover and already owns three dogs.

"On inspecting it further, I realized that she was unable to walk at all. Apparently there was some internal injury which had resulted in her being immobile.

I was almost in tears when I carried her to a doc and requested him to inspect her further", details Udita who promptly took the puppy home and made her a part of her extended family of dogs.

"I started nurturing her and in a matter of two days, she was on her feet - Literally! I keep joking with my friends that perhaps she was just acting all this while because she was destined to join my family. Otherwise what else describes her miraculous recovery in 48 hours flat", laughs Udita.

"The dog is now closer to two months old but she is already bullying her much 'senior' three dogs at my place. It is fun to watch them squabble over minor things. In fact I have also hired a trainer to make sure that my four dogs are well behaved", says Udita with a smile.

"Well, the funny part is that instead of the dogs being trained, I am being trained instead on how to understand what they want and to make them understand what I am looking from them.

In any case, I am not looking at 'Tommy, fetch this' or 'Mambo, sit down' kind of commands for them. I want us all to talk and understand a common language and it comes so much handy when I reach back home after a hard day at work."

Talking about the work front, Udita is currently acting in two films - 'The Man' and 'Fox'. Incidentally both the film stars Sunny Deol in the lead though Udita is not wiling to disclose whether she is paired opposite him in any of the two films.

While 'The Man' sees her in a special appearance, 'Fox' features in a full fledged role. The films are directed by Sunny Deo/Neeraj Pathak and Deepak Tijori respectively.

When Mallika got Rahul into bath tub

It seems Shah Rukh Khan started the trend and others are happy following it with glee.

Some time back Shah Rukh Khan was seen waist down in a bathtub full of roses as he gave the world of advertisement a new definition by facilitating a role reversal of sorts.

Instead of a woman endorsing a beauty soap, something which has been a trend for decades (and would hopefully remain so in time to come), Khan enjoyed the attention of beauties around him as he soaked himself in wet rose petals.

Now Rahul Bose too has followed suit and done so the same at the behest of Mallika Sherawat. However, this time around, it is not done for a commercial but the film Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam.

For one of the romantic numbers in the film where Bose has tried to demonstrate his six-packs for quite some duration, Rahul and Mallika have shared some cozy moments together. However, it is disappointing for quite a few since instead of Mallika, it is Rahul who enjoys all the pleasures of being treated to a rose petal bath!

The song in question is 'Marmari Bahen' which is the only bon fide romantic track in Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam. Sung by Shaan and Mahalakshmi Iyer, the number reminds of many a romantic track that Mallika has been a part of since her KHWAHISH and MURDER days.

Also, she has gone ahead with a holds-no-bar approach in the song as she proves to be quite an eye candy in her revealing costumes.

No wonder, it must not have required Rahul much persuasion to join the show!

Directed by Sanjay Chhel, Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam is touted to be a riotous comedy which also features Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon other than Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat. A VENUS production with music by Anu Malik, the film is looking at a 22nd August release.

Aamir Khan's desire surprised me

During an interview to television channel recently, Aamir Khan had admitted to enjoying only one film in last few years and it was Anees Bazmee directed No Entry. He had even further said that its unfortunate that no one nowadays offers him such a whacky film.

We found out that just weeks after that interview, also having seen Welcome, the selective Aamir Khan himself approached writer - director Anees Bazmee for role in his film. He expressed his wish to star in comic caper written and directed by him.

An excited Bazmee states, "I was pleasantly surprised and at the same time thrilled when Aamir called expressing his desire to act in a film by me. I had a subject in mind for Aamir.

I then narrated him that story and he even liked it. But, it was a very serious subject. Aamir in turn wanted to to a comedy film with me. So that particular project didn't work out!"

Bazmee further adds, "Aamir is known to work only with complete bound scripts and I am known to never work with one! He actually rightfully asked me to give him a bound script and I am one director who does not believe in bound script.

I have an habit of making last minute improvisations in the script on the sets at times as I am never really satisfied with what I have written before.

If fresh ideas come to my mind then I implement them on the sets itself. So I never really end up bothering to write down a complete bound script." with new ideas.

So I never got down to writing a script. I get frightened sitting alone amidst a lot of white papers while writing a script! But direction is more enjoyable as one is surrounded by various people from varied background. Perhaps thats the reason I have still not been able to write that one bound script for Aamir till now."

How could Ishmeet die like this?

Remembering 'Voice of India' contest winner Ishmeet Singh as a 'wonderful', 'down-to-earth' and 'sincere' person, members of the Indian music industry said they were shocked by the drowning of the 'dynamic singer' in the Maldives.

The 19-year-old, from a middle-class family in Ludhiana, Punjab, had gone to the Maldives for a promotional event with the music company with which he had a contract.

The singer left Mumbai Tuesday morning for the Maldives, where he was to perform Aug 1. However, he drowned Tuesday in a swimming pool at a beach resort.

Music composers Jatin Pandit and his brother Lalit Pandit, who co-judged Ishmeet on 'Voice of India' (VOI), told they were shocked by the news of Ishmeet's death.

Jatin said: 'I am shocked. He was an innocent boy. Ishmeet always had it in the back of his mind that he had to be the 'VOI' winner.

I had even been to his house in Ludhiana and had food with his family. I know everyone in his house. I can't believe he is no more. If he would have continued with the same zeal, he would have made his mark in the industry.'

Lalit revealed that he was working with Ishmeet on his album that is still in the composing stage and said the young singer's death 'is a very sad and terrible action of fate'.

'Ishmeet had recorded a song for one of his albums with me and it had turned out very well. I will see to it and ensure that the song is released and his voice reaches the people of India. His death has totally shocked me, ' he said.

Lalit blamed the organisers 'who send such young and talented singers abroad for shows'.

'I am sure there must have been a lapse in security, ' he added.

Ishmeet had Nov 26 last year won the 'Voice of India' singing contest, pipping his closest rival Harshit from Uttar Pradesh in a keen contest. He was given the winner's trophy by melody queen Lata Mangeshkar.

Supporters of the singer voted heavily for him from Punjab during the finals of the contest. Even though Harshit led the votes tally in most regions of the country, the final count went in Ishmeet's favour due to heavy voting from Punjab.

Harshit, who was close to Ishmeet, said: 'It is so sad. I was to perform with Ishmeet on the forthcoming event and was about to fly out on July 31 from India. I wish I was there with him so that such an accident could have been avoided.'

'He always did the right thing in life and I hope God pays him well for his good deeds. May his soul rest in peace, ' he added.

Monty Sharma of 'Saawariya' fame met Ishmeet just 15 days ago and the news of his death has come as a blow to the music director, who is currently judging the second season of 'VOI'.

'I met him for a show in Kolkata. I am shocked to know about him. He was such a down-to-earth and a simple person. I think he was very dynamic as a singer and the country has lost a good voice, ' he said.

TV anchor Mandira Bedi was shooting when she heard of the news and she was left 'aghast'.

'I don't know what to say. Shocked is the word. He was a really wonderful person and an equally good singer. I was confident that he would have a bright future ahead.

But this news is really sad, ' said Mandira, host of the recently concluded music reality show 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar' from which Ishmeet was eliminated before the final round.

After Saif who is Rosa’s next?

Rosa was heart broken after been dumped by our hunky Saif. She started keeping a very low profile (obviously who won’t), but then again we saw Rosa attending fashion shows, events, premieres, and partying late at nights.

We thought she was quite strong to handle everything by herself. Lesser we knew someone else (who was very close to her) was also there to lighten her problems as well as give her the shoulder.

Yes, Rosa seems to have found solace in someone’s arms. Now who this someone is a mystery. The only thing known about him is the fact that he is not from Bollywood.

Through our sources we came to know that the lucky guy is someone named Chetan Gara. So when we asked about him from Rosa asking if she is in a relationship with him, Rosa’s voice deepened (as if she’s been caught). She said she is in a meeting (please note: she had told us that she is at home in the beginning of her conversation) and added that she can’t talk before hanging up.

Hmmm…We really wonder why is Rosa playing this game of hide and seek with us. She should learn something from Saif who openly told the world about his relationship with Kareena.

For the time been we would like to inform Rosa that playing hide and seek with us won’t matter much because sooner or later that person’s identity will be revealed (as it happens in the end of every game).

Upset Katrina planning to dump Salman Khan

Rumours are rife that one of the hottest couples in Bollywood, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, is heading for splitsville. The final blow to their relationship came in the form of the spat between Salman and Shah Rukh Khan on Katrina's birthday.

After splitting from his former girlfriend Aishwarya Rai, Salman had finally cashed in all his emotions on Katrina, but he seems to have lost her too as she is quite upset with him. Industry sources said Katrina is no mood to forgive him for his behaviour with Shah Rukh on her birthday which attracted much media attention.

The sources said that after the incident Salman and Katrina are not on talking terms.

'Katrina is blaming Salman for the entire episode, ' said a common friend.

Katrina opined that Salman should have restrained himself as he was playing the host. 'But certain things are not in anyone's control and it is destined to happen, ' Katrina told a leading TV channel in an interview.

A close friend of Salman said: 'He is good at heart. He took initiative for the party to please Katrina. But everything went wrong.'

Salman and Katrina's relationship was already going through a rough patch. Katrina's ambition is the reason for Salman's anguish. The British-born actress has long stopped taking his advice regarding her professional life, which irked the actor.

Salman, who is known for his hot temper, had objections to Katrina's choice of films, her co stars and even the outfits she wore for some films.

Now you'll say Govinda and I are going to have kids

Celina Jaitley is presently busy making wedding plans for her brother but she is livid at the rumours of linking her with her Money Hai To Honey Hai and Chai Garam co-star, Govinda.

The ex-Miss India denying the rumour states, "We both are good friends and that's all I can say.

We worked together in Money Hai To Honey Hai and he was involved in my surprise birthday party celebrations on this film's set that is why may be perhaps we have been linked. People have already said so much about us.

But now that I am doing Aditya Dutt's Chai Garam with him, people will say we are going to have kids soon. I simply do not understand these link-up rumours business! Earlier when I did steamy scenes with Aftab Shivdasani in Red, that time how come no one linked us.

I have not even held Govinda's hands in the film let alone being with him anywhere else apart from the film sets. I am paired opposite Aftab in Money Hai To Honey Hai."

Celina has busy year ahead to look forward to. She is eagerly looking forward to Rohit Shetty's Golmaal Returns, Mukta Arts three films. Manohj Tiwari's Hello Darling, Paritosh Painters Paying Guest and one more venture.

There is Aditya Dutt's Chai Garam, Tigmanshu Dhulia's next and Sunil Darshan's forthcoming project. Her list of films does not end here.

She has two English films Love Has No Language and Quest Of Shehzaad added to her long list of films too now.

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Salman and Shah Rukh fight at Katrina's B'day Party

No one could anticipate that a star-studded birthday party of Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif would turn into a battle of the two Indian super stars - Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan - dividing the industry into two camps.

The two superstars were caught in a war of words on the July 16 party that Salman threw for current girlfriend Katrina, which later turned ugly.

Salman was reportedly instigating Shah Rukh from the beginning of the party by speaking about their reality shows - "Dus Ka Dum" and "Kya aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?" respectively. Salman claimed that his show "Dus Ka Dum" had garnered more TRPs than Shah Rukh's, said sources.

Salman scoffed at Shah Rukh by saying that in spite of being a super star he could not make his show a hit.

Shah Rukh initially did not pay any heed to Salman's comments. The final blow came when Shah Rukh made a comment on Salman's ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai, inviting a furious retaliation from Salman.

The incident occurred late in the night, when many of the guests had left.

Though Aamir Khan tried his best to resolve the dispute that arose between Salman and Shah Rukh on Katrina's birthday party, the two are not in a mood for compromise as both have got the support from their well wishers in the industry.

Salman, who is known for his loyalty towards friends, got supportive calls from old time friends like Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Khanna, said sources.

Fardeen Khan and Zayed Khan also showed their concern for the actor by calling him.

Ranbir Kapoor, who worked with Salman in "Saawariya", was the only newcomer to jump into the camp fight by calling him to express his sympathy, sources added.

If Salman had his supporters, so did King Khan. Veterans like Yash Chopra and Javed Akhtar called Shah Rukh to enquire about the incident. Besides, Karan Johar, Sajid Khan and Farhan Akhtar once again proved their loyalty towards the actor by offering their support.

Kunal Kohli also called the actor to know about his well being.

"While Salman has the support of actors, Shah Rukh has the support of the directors. It's an advantage for Shah Rukh, " remarked an industry watcher.

The star-studded birthday party of Katrina Kaif was attended by Bollywood bigwigs like Aamir, Kareena, Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar, Rajkumar Santoshi, Kunal Kohli, Salim Khan, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Nikhil Advani, Prakash Jha, David Dhawan, Anees Bazmee, and Manmohan Shetty, among others.

Kismat Konnection - Movie review

Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Juhi Chawla, Om Puri, Boman Irani, Vishal Malhotra, Himani Shivpuri, Haider Ali, Shehnaz Anand, Karnvir Bohra, Amit Varma, Dimple Sharma
Story: Rahila Mirza
Screenplay: Sanjay Chhel, Vibha Singh, Sai Kabir
Music: Pritam Chakraborty
Director: Aziz Mirza
Ratings - *1/2

Maybe there is on one in this world who doesn’t believe in kismet but for that single reason you can’t blame or over emphasize the issue of kismet. But the story of the film depicts little more.

Just like any other Bollywod flick, in this film also, Raj (Shahi Kapoor) and Priya (Vidya Balan) meet each other. But despite feeling love for each other the only thing they develop for each other is pure hatred.

But see the kismet connection hidden in such a chemistry which turns bad luck of Raj, who has been fighting for getting a better work for last five years in the field of Architecture, into a good one. Raj comes to his fortune teller Hassena Banu Jaan (Juhi Chawla) and describes everything to her.

Banu tells him that Priya is his lucky charm and for a better future he should always take her with him to wherever he goes for his job.

Raj agrees on it and takes Priya to a meeting with Batra & Gill, a company that wants to construct a shopping mall. But soon Raj comes to know that the proposed mall is going to be made by demolishing Priya’s community centre.

Priya helps Raj without having any idea about what’s going on. But as soon as Raj gets the project, the reality comes into open for Priya.

For the sake of love Raj proposes Gill (Om Puri) for building the combination of shopping mall and community center but Gill denies it.

At the end of the story Priya’s kismet helps Raj once again and Mr. Batra (Boman Irani), friend to Priya and partner of Batra & Gill, accepts Raj’s proposal of making the shopping mall beside the community centre.

Shahid must remember that audience’s expectation regarding his characters in films has touched the sky after the success of Jab We Met and he must accept films keeping that in mind only.

At the same time he must avoid playing the stereotype characters. On the other hand Vidya has tried her best to live the life of her character but unfortunately the character, especially her outfits, hasn’t suit her level best.

I guess she must not attempt this kind of characters. Juhi Chawla is excellent in the character of Hassena Bano but the lose bangle in her hand made audience think about possibilities that forced her wearing it.

Few scenes with Vidya made us realize like Juhi’s jewelries are put on Vidya. Om Puri and Boman Irani are good as usual. Himani Shivpuri proved with two scenes that character maybe small but it has to be strong. There is nothing to talk about other characters of the film.

Despite its length of 2 and half an hour, the film seemed longer and unusually slow. Aziz Mirza has chosen beautiful locations but he better has understood that beautiful locations cannot make beautiful films. Music and lyrics are not to the marks.

Expectations of watching a good film may drag a lot of audiences to the theatre but they better know in advance that the film has nothing extraordinary to offer the audience. People will surely fail to connect to the film, if not to the stars.

Yes, I'm wearing a Bikini: Priyanka

Priyanka was shooting in Miami for Karan Johar's romantic comedy Dostana.And she had a ball.

"I've worked with Abhishek and John before. But never like this. Their bonding is infectious. Dostana was one big party. It's a beachside sporty film. And I'm very much a water babe. The director Tarun Mansukhani's is new but his wit sparkles.He's written a really urbane tongue-in-cheek comedy."

So has she changed her mind about wearing a bikini? "The producer Karan Johar didn't ask me to wear a bikini. And I wouldn't be comfortable in one. But this is a beach movie. So it's only natural that I get into beach-wear. And I don't mind at all. Because everyone else will be wearing even tinier clothes."

Priyanka Chopra can't stop raving about the new love in her life.

"No, his name isn't Harman. It's someone called Boo, a pet robot teedy-bear who accompanies me everywhere in Love Story 2050. He's all pink and the cutest creature on earth. I want to take him home."

Explains the actress, "I was aware of Boo from the time he was conceived. It was Harman Baweja's sister Rowena who thought of Boo. I don't think it'd have happened without her. I've watched Boo acquire a life right in front of me. So it's quite an exciting process."

So attached has Priyanka become to Boo that she wanted to carry him home after the shooting. And the Bawejas who've watched Priyanka stand by their project from the time Kareena Kapoor opted out, would be only too happy to let Priyanka have Boo.

Says Priyanka, "This was one film that's filled with gadgets and electronic toys. But Boo is special. Because he's mine. Love Story 2050 is my second hi-tech film after Krissh. And I'm doing one more Drona.

But Love Story was special because I did my career's first double role with two different looks for the two halves set in two different periods. Boo was part of my futuristic look. I feel this film carried sci-fi in India to another level."

Interestingly Love Story 2050 will be followed by another FX-motivated adventure saga Shankar's Robot. Priyanka had been signed for it when it was a different set-up with Shah Rukh Khan in the lead.

"When FX turned a corner with Krissh I was part of it. Now when it somersaults with Love Story 2050 and Drona I'm part of both.Am I proud to be in these projects, or not?"

Amrita Rao poses for Verve

Wow! That was my only reaction when I caught a glimpse of all transformed and re-invented Amrita Rao on the covers of the fashion magazine ‘Verve’ this month. The petite-girl-next door has finally changed her ways for better and looks nothing less than a glam diva with sensuality pouring from her eyes on the pages of the magazine. Her painfully delicate frame just makes her perfect.

The girl has had much happening this year with Bollywood films, Pakistani video and a superhit movie in south as well. No, wonder there is a glow on Amrita’s face!

Three popular bollywood stars in top 10 of the Forbes list

The bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan have now came in the Forbes list of 10 celebrities from all over the world who have helped the mobile companies in increasing the sales of mobile phones to a great extent. US publication Forbes which makes the list of richest persons in the world.

On the one hand Bollywood King Shahrukh Khan is the brand ambassador of Nokia and helped in increasing the sales of Nokia, on the other hand Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan appears in the advertisement of Samsung and Motorola Phones respectively.

The other personalities, who came in this list are football star David Beckham who is trying to increase the sale of Motorola RAZR2 mobile phone, Tennis player Maria Sharpova promote Sony Ericsson phone, car racing driver Danica Patrick and world famous Musician Usher, Andy Lau, Rain and Fergie.

Sizzling Shenaz Treasurywala for Monsoon special issue of savvy Magazine

Ishq Vishq girl Shenaz Treasurywala was missing from Bollywood glamour from quite some time but now she can be seen on a TV Show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 4’ as a host. This TV show is not only the place to see her but she has recently posed for Monsoon special issue of Savvy Magazine with tag line “Shenaz Treasurywala turns up the heat”.

Check Out the pics of Shenaz Treasurywala for Savvy Magazine’s July Issue.

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Remake of Amar Akbar Anthony with three Khan Brothers!

The seventies blockbuster movie Amar Akbar Anthony’s remake will be made by the famous comedy director David Dhawan. The news says that the role of Amar, Akbar, and Anthony will be played by the Khan Brothers Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail.

The original movie Amar, Akbar, Anthony was made by late Manmohaan Desai. It is very difficult to make the remake of this blockbuster movie but if David Dhawan made it possible then it will be really a big achievement for him. This film is counted as one of the favorite film of everyone so David is quite nervous to direct that wonderful film and it is really a great challenge for him. According to David, Salman will play the role of Anthony, Arbaaz that of Amar and Sohail will play Akbar in the movie. Salman’s girlfriend Katrina Kaif will play the role which was done by Parveen Babi in the original film. Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna had done such a wonderful work in the original film that it is very much difficult to copy it. One more negative point in the remake is that Sohail and Arbaaz are not so popular in the acting field. So now we have to see how David Dhawan will remake this great movie? So before accepting this challenge to remake this film, David needs to remember the remake of Ram Gopal Verma’s Aag!

Hot Amrita Arora as a cover girl for July edition of Maxim

Magazines are trying up to push the popularity by bringing hot Bollywood actresses on their cover and Actresses has found it interesting as an image change source. Maxim one of most reputed men’s magazine has Amrita Arora on its cover for July edition. Amrita Arora is looking hot in shorts with guns in her hand. She had given sexy poses for Cosmopolitan before. Her desi Lara Croft avatar for Maxim is really killing and hot to make everyone drool over these pics.

Check Out the hot pics of Amrita Arora for july edition of Maxim.

Hot Neha Uberoi has different opinion on zero size

As its becomes the trend for the actress in the Bollywood to have the zero size figure like Kareena Kapoor who had already got fame for her zero size figure. But our hot and sexy Woodstock Villa actress Neha Uberoi thinks something different about the zero size figure.

According to her, looking beautiful, hot and sexy is good but to get the zero size figure some actress went to hunger strike which is not good. But I am not so possessive toward my figure. I do work and eat what I like. Beside this I don’t believe in hunger strike for looking sexy. I believe beauty lies in eyes and one need to feel fit and fine to maintain her figure nothing else.

Listening to Neha’s opinion about the zero size figures we hope that many other actresses’ needs to follow Neha advice.

John Abraham has lent his voice for main character of Alibaba and 40 Thieves

Bollywood hot actor John Abraham has given his voice for the main character Alibaba for the animated film ‘ Alibaba and 40 Thieves’ which is made by Soumitra Ranade.

Soumitra had already made the very famous film ‘Jajantram Mamantaram’ for children few years back and it got good response from the audience. Ranade needed dubbing in the film for the main character Alibaba and for this he is looking for the actor with soft voice. Then John’s name came to his mind. Ranade approached John to dub for his animated film and John gave his acceptance for dubbing at that time and he said that he would be ready to dub whenever he asked him.

Now John has delayed his other projects for few days to dub central character of Alibaba and 40 Thieves so that he can totally concentrate on dubbing for Alibaba.

Before doing the final dubbing, John discussed the whole character deeply with the director of the animated film. This shows his interest for this dubbing.

Ranade said when he started searching name for dubbing for Alibaba character then except John, there was no other name came in my mind.

Now days, John has been busy in the shooting of Dostana for Karan Johar’s production. John’s forthcoming film will be Aashayein in which he plays the role of a gambler

Shankar, Eshaan, Loy gave rocking performance at the music launch of film Rock On!

On Monday night, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy and Farhan Akhtar rocked the stage with their wonderful live performance. This live performance was held at infinity Mall in Andheri. The event of music launch of film Rock On was organized to entertain the public along with media. This is directed by Abhishek Kapoor and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. With Rock on Farhan Akhtar and Prachi Desai rock the stage for the first time as an actor. The other stars of the film include Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shahana Goswami and Luke Kenny.

Abhishek, who is the director of the film, said about the music of the film that our three music director of the film Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy understand the script wonderfully and gave music which comes directly from the heart. It is also very exciting to work with Javed Akhtar. He has his own style of giving lyrics. He is very much excited for film Rock On.

Shankar, Eshaan, Loy, Javed and Farhan together gave wonderful soundtracks in the film. This film contains nine songs in which five songs have been sung by Farhan himself.

Ritesh Sidhwani, the producer of the film comments on the music of the film, and said, “It is really enjoyful journey of creating music for the film. I had already worked with Shankar ,Eshaan, Loy and Javed earlier also and there is no need to worry for the music while working with them.” He further said that Rock On! is a youth oriented movie so there is a need of different sound . To give full justification to the film, all the characters was trained by band members. Purab Kohli trained with Lindsay D’Mello on drums, Arjun Rampal trained with Chandresh from the band ‘Dream out Loud’, Luke Kenny worked with Loy and Farhan trained with Shankar for vocals and Ehsaan rhythm for guitar.

Love Story sabotage, Daddy's shattered

By now the verdict at least in the reviews, is clear. Harry Baweja's ode to the future and to his unmistakably-gifted denbutant son has been savaged by critics.

"I can't understand the viciousness with which my film has been received," harassed Harry says two days after the release.

"I don't know why the negative backlash. Of course people are entitled to an opinion. Whether they find the film cool or not is up to audience. But I've succeeded in at least one-half of my motive for making Love Story 2050.

I didn't only want to make film that audiences will like, I also made it to launch my son. And everyone loves Harman. So at least I've succeeded there."

Harry feels there are factors working against the film. "I've never seen anything like this happen before in all my years as a producer-director. I've made unsuccessful films. But never one that has been so severely savaged.

If my film is so bad why did it get such a spectacular opening? Over the weekend we got Houseful in most places.

There's a wrong perception being created about my film. Why pick on me like this? I shattered right now. I can't think straight."

As far as the films inordinate length goes, Harry and his son Harman have taken a decision to reduce the film's length.

"Yes I agree with that. We've already taken care of that. We realized people were getting restless in the second-half. So we've cut about ten minutes of the film in Mumbai from Friday evening.

By Saturday morning we had made the cuts all over the country. The film has been released in 720 theatres. You can't handpick 20 theatres to prove your point. But I haven't lost the battle yet."

Saif's parents approve Kareena Kapoor

Saif's relationship with Kareena just went to another level.

Last week while she was visiting Saif and the unit of his first production in London Kareena bonded big-time with Saif's parents who were also there.

Says a member of Saif's sprawling production unit, "Kareena looked after Saif's parents as she would her own parents. And it wasn't put-on or done to impress them, or Saif. When she feels affectionate towards people she gives unconditionally."

And Kareena is unarguably the first of Saif's lady-loves whom his parents have taken to so wholeheartedly and unconditionally.

Says a source from London, "Kareena has always been an extremely affectionate and warm girl. It wasn't the least hard for her to bond with Saif's parents who immediately took to her in a way they've never done with any of his earlier companions."

Says Saif from London, "It's true. My parents met Kareena here in London and they really got along well. My parents completely adore her, and not because they respect the space she occupies! Oh no! If they disapproved of her they'd certainly make their displeasure clear."

What Saif leaves unsaid is that his parents, one of them totally non-filmy, have disapproved of his earlier relationships.

"But they adore Kareena, " he says a tad wistfully from London since his ladylove left London for Los Angeles some hours earlier. "My dad think she's lovely. That makes two of us."

With Saif's parents thoroughly approving of their future daughter-in-law, one of the major hurdles in the way of the marriage has been solved.

Now all Saif has to do is win over Kareena's parents. A process that he has already started.

Salman to arrange surprise birthday party for love Katrina Kaif in Ooty

Few days back there were lot of rumours about the break-up between Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan. But Salman didn’t bother on these rumours and now the breaking news is that Salman Khan will be arranging a surprise birthday party for his love Katrina Kaif which will be celebrated in Ooty on July 16.

Salman Khan will be celebrated Katrina’s birthday in Ooty, at that place Katrina is shooting for her forthcoming movie Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, which is directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi. In this film Katrina is performing opposite to handsome Ranbir Kapoor. Katrina too is very much excited for her birthday.

Looking at two of them, everyone said that they are made for each other. Both of them spent good time with each other and recently they were seen together at Bombay, where there is an arrangement of music launch of Vipul Shah’s Singh Is Kinng. In this film Akshay Kumar is going to perform opposite to sexy Katrina Kaif. At the time of audio release of the film star Akshay Kumar was in he can not attend the event of audio release.

Katrina Kaif! Wish you a very happy birthday and this birthday brings lot of happiness in your life with boyfriend Salman Khan.

Vidya to play negative role in ISHQIYA

The bollywood actress Vidya Balan wants to change her image in the film industry after playing some important characters in the past movies.

While talking with media, the cute Vidya Balan discussed about her future plans. She said, “My next project is with Vishal Bhardwaj’s production ISHQIYA and this film will be directed by Abhishek Choubey. In this film, I will be playing a negative role.” Vidya who is always seen in positive role in the films but for this film she is ready to play the negative role.

In this film she will work with great stars Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi. She is very excited and nervous to work with talented star Naseeruddin shah for the first time.

Currenly, Vidya is busy in her forthcoming movie Kismat Konnection’s promotions, which is going to release on 18 July. She is very excited to know the response of the film.

Himesh Reshammiya knows his Karzz toward his parents

When bollywood singer-cum-actor Himesh Reshammiya made his entry in film industry everyone liked his work as composer but then he become singer also and every said said he is a nasal singer. He made his debut as a actor with Aap Ka Suroor everyone written him off but he was not bothered about it and now he is coming with his forthcoming movie Karzz let’s see whether this time Himesh will be able to get good response from the public or not? But one thing which everyone liked in Himesh is his love and respect toward his parents.

Himesh’s father had already given music in some old movies. But now his father has made his plan to work with his successful son. This Jodi of father-son would be composing songs for the future projects.

Himesh is very much emotional and sensitive toward his mother. June 29 is very much special for him because this is the day of his mother’s birthday.

Last year Himesh’s debut film Aap ka suroor released on June 29 which was a birthday gift for his mother. This year also he gave the music for Karzzzzz to Bhushan Kumar on the same day. This shows the importance of his mother in Himesh’s life.

This love and respect toward his parents proved that he is a good son to his parents.

Jannat girl,Sonal Chauhan to step into Aishwarya Rai’s shoes!

After the Bollywood queen Aishwarya Rai, now its turn of hot actress Sonal Chauhan to get offers from Hollywood.

Jannat has proved really a jannat for Sonal because with the success of Jannat this heroine is getting attention directors and producer of film industry. She is not only getting offers from the Bollywood industry but also getting attention from the international world.

According to the latest news, the Hollywood director and producer Jagmohan Mundra wants Sonal for the film.

Mudra had already worked with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai in his last film ‘Provoked’. In this film he enjoyed a lot while working with Ash. So after Ash, director wants to work with Sonal for his film.

Sonal also want to work with director Mudra and perform some interesting roles that give more popularity in international world. But this doesn’t mean she is saying yes to every film. Like many actress, Sonal also accepts only choosy and interesting roles. After all she also wants to show her importance to the film industry.

Ugly Aur Pagli Music Review

Music Composer: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Amitabh Verma
Singers: Shaan, Mika Singh, Anmol Malik, Anu Malik, Anushka Manchanda, Ishq Bector, Dibyendu Mukherjee, Vasundhara Das, Mohit Chauhan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Krishna, Hard Kaur
Ratings: ***

Comedies don't always have great audio tracks, but there are exceptions. And 'Ugly Aur Pagli' is one of them. Anu Malik's compositions are young and vibrant without sounding too mushy or immature.

Ishq Bector of 'Aye hip hopper' fame seems to be the flavour of the season. He sings 'Karle gunah ankhiya milake' along with Anushka Manchanda.

The track is a Punjabi-cum-Hindi one with shades of rap and hip-hop. It is fun, playful and peppy and singers do complete justice to the song. Kudos to Anu Malik for making it an interesting piece!

Next is 'Shut up aa nachle', which is sung by Anu Malik, Vasundhara Das and Dibyendu Mukherjee. It has a Latin flavour to it and lyrics by Amitabh Verma are in Hinglish. While Vasundhara's voice is very soothing, Anu's rendition doesn't really match up.

'Talli main talli ho gayi' is a sure shot dance number. Rendered by Hard Kaur, Anmol Malik and Mika, the song has a mix of Punjabi-Hindi lyrics that are innovative and good-humoured.

As soon as you see Mohit Chauhan's name on the credits of 'Yeh nazar aaye jaaye', you know the song shouldn't disappoint. No doubts, the singer has rendered yet another commendable piece that boasts of romantic music and lyrics.

'Yeh nazar aur ye' follows - an absolutely peppy and sprightly track. And Sunidhi's vivacious rendition does complete justice to the composition. It is a love piece that has a contemporary touch to it. While it is not a chartbuster hit, it won't sink without a trace either.

'Ugly Aur Pagli' offers enjoyable music and the songs have a special zing in them. It definitely makes for some interesting hear.

Amrita and Usman split up, Kareen plays agony aunt

Distance has finally taken its toll on Amrita Arora and her London-based English cricketer Usman Afzal. The couple mutually decided to go their separate ways after their strained realationship for the past few months.

Says a source close to the actress, "It was a difficult break-up as both had been very committed for the last four years, but it was inevitable."

Amrita, though, tried hard to work out this relationship as she loved Afzal a lot but it wasn't meant to be. There were no huge fights and melodrama but a quiet acceptance that both were now headed in two different directions.

In an interview, the actress also confirmed the break up reports saying that the reports were true but she didn’t feel like talking about it.

However, unlike the other glamorous break ups where a change of hearts often takes place, distance between these ex-lovebirds seems to have ruined this love affair. Besides the distance, Amrita’s alleged link up with upcoming model Sahil Shroff had reportedly not gone so well with Usman.

Things turned further ugly when Amrita took off to shoot for a flick on Usman’s birthday.

A close friends says, her only comfort is that her best friend Bebo is also there with her. As someone who's had a long relationship break-up, the girls have something in common. Bebo is helping her cope as she understands what Amu is going through

Amrita has now immersed herself into her work. She has got good releases like Golmaal Returns and Kambakht Ishq and now wants to concentrate on her work. It seems it's a career decision as much as a personal one.

Love Story 2050 Movie Review

Cast: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Archana Puran Singh, Dilip Tahil; Director: Harry Baweja; Rating: **1/2

It’s a beautiful dream for those who love living in the dreamlands only; but what about the audience who are quite bored with repetitive Bollywoody love stories!

Karan Oberoi (Harman Baweja) is the only son of famed businessman Mr. Oberoi (Dalip Tahil). Karan is not happy with his father as because his father is more interested in cars, business and achievement than his only son. Being very lonely and having the thought in mind that his unfortunate accidents would bring no loss to anyone, Karan always prefers to play with danger. In the course of the mundane story, Karan meets Sana (Priyanka Chorpa) and for obvious reasons (love, I mean to say) they decide on getting married. And here comes the twist. Sana meets an accident and she dies leaving Karan all alone.

Boman IraniOn the other hand the Love Story has Karan’s uncle, Dr. Yatinder Khanna (Boman Irani), who by profession is a scientist. Dr. Khanna has been working on a time machine for last fifteen years so that he can poke into the future to how the things will change (obviously).

Karan meets Dr. Khanna and recapping Sana’s dream about entering the year 2050, they go to the year 2050 with the time machine. Entering the future Karan comes to know that Sana is now the best rock-star of the world living in Mumbai and is named as Zaisha. Ultimately Karan succeeds in getting his love, Sana alias Zaisha, back to the present with the help of QUTY and BOO, two robotic dolls taking care of Zaisha.

Harry Baweja has beautifully taken care of direction as well as the story but at some places the story becomes little slow. Music and lyrics of the film looks nice but at the same time it appears little difficult to say that songs will look something like that with flying cars in the year 2050. Priyanka has worked well in accordance with her character. Whether Harman’s resemblance with Hrithik is a bane or boon is a quiz immaterial but his impact on the screen is quite impressive. Boman Irani has depicted his character quite well. Archana Puran Singh looks good in her character of Priyanka’s mother.

Lovely Couple Priyanka Chopra and Harman BawejaThe first part of the film is based on the love story between Priyanka and Harman and the funny thing is the second part of the film is also based on their love story. The only difference is the second part happens in the year 2050.

Coming to the much hyped special effects, Harry has proved it a mark in Indian film history but it’s quite difficult to say whether the world, especially Mumbai, will look somewhat like that in the year 2050. This possibly is the first Indian film that marvels in special effects and people seem really amazed but at the same time few people are inclined to believe it a copy of some Hollywood flick. Being neutral it’s better to buy both the opinions. One funny thing is, even in 2050, corruption remain our inseparable characteristic. On the other hand the robot snake shows the fatal future of today’s reptiles (?).

PosterQUTY and BOO show the great creative status of the director but the size of BOO is little small than what people have expected it to be. The film, flaunting a budget of fifty crore, must have earned a cool amount from Lux and Lawman. At the same time, the brand owners must be feeling good thinking about how their brands will be famous among stars even in 2050.

Well, it’s time to say adieu to you all but before signing off it’s better to say that you must watch the film once to witness Harman’s acting, special effects and not to forget, Mumbai in 2050.

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Movie Review

Cast: Imran Khan, Genelia Dsouza, Ratna Pathak, Manjari Phadnis, Anuradha Patel,
Jayant Kriplani, Alishka Varde, Nirav Mehta, Ayaz Khan, Karan Makhija, Sugandha Garg, Prateik Babbar, Renuka Kunzru, Naseruddin Shah; Director: Abbas Tyrewala; Rating: ***1/2

The film “Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na” has as expected teenage energy, college gang, love, comedy, romance, emotions and music that is lovely. The film is an entertainer with a predictable story line that starts with a low pace and the climax is unsurprising but a few moments and fun parts are impressive. The salient feature of the film is that nothing has been overdone and things have been made to look real and grounded.

The performance of the debuting star Imran looks patched up at the start that improves as the movie proceeds and Genelia looks sweet (she too need to improve on performance) and Prateek Babbar (son of Smitha Patil) as Genelia’s brother gets noticed in the small role.

The film depicts the changing social culture that has single parents, broken marriage relationships and kids suffering unprotected childhoods that make the children responsible and even irresponsible in young age. The so called “cool parents” trying to be with their kids and parents who do not want understand their kids’ problems.

The title “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na” is basic story of the film. The film has two college going youngsters Jai and Adidti and both don’t know that they are in love and they are made to know it by circumstances. Both are completely different from other, Aditi is rich and angry and Jai is least furious rajput and belongs to a middle class family. They both want perfect life partners for themselves but on meeting people of their dream they realize that they are in love with each other.

The film has a college gang of vie, Jai, Aditi, Jignesh Patel, Sandhya, Shaleen and Rotlu , where teenagers share their emotions and have fun together. The films show the cute relationship of mother Savitri (played by Ratna Pathak Shah) and son Jai and a talking photograph of Jai’s father and comedy scenes like the sequence of brothers Bhaloo and Baghera.

The film is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and directed by Abbas Tyrewala who turns director from this film. The presentation of Imran is impressive and costumes of Imran (by Fashion designer Ashley Rebello) make him look cool (look like his uncle Aamir Khan) and he matches the role. Even the costumes of Genelia are notable.

The music of the film is luminous and energetic, by A.R. Rahman. Imran can not be compared to Aamir, he needs to improve but the movie is about a gang of youngsters and complete focus of the film is not on Imran that saves him.

The film will has its drawbacks that may not help it to be a blockbuster but it will definitely call college goers to multiplexes.

Eesha Kophikar’s trainer taking her for a ride

If you see Eesha Kophikar zipping past on the pillion seat, with a dude riding the bike, don’t get those naughty ideas. It’s only her fitness trainer giving her a ride to the classes.

No, it’s not a way to save petrol giving the rising fuel price. Just that Eesha’s driver has had a mishap and has to be off his feet for a whole month! Now, since Eesha is totally and diligently into fitness, a month’s absence on her driver’s part sent her into a panic mode since she doesn’t like missing even a day of her fitness class and she had already missed about a week.

But then, where there’s a will there’s a way and Eesha’s solution is hitching a ride with her trainer. Oh, did we mention Eesha loves bikes? Yeah, she does… isn’t that nice? She gets a ride on the bike and doesn’t miss her fitness classes. If you wanna know how serious she is about these sessions, she goes for them at 5.30 am without fail and then gets about other regular work.

Mallika Sherawat is back on a super hot onscreen kissing Spree!

Good news for those who have been missing Mallika Sherawat’s super hot onscreen kisses! The lady is back in the ‘murderous’ mode again with several lip-locking scenes in upcoming film ‘Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam’. The hot babe is paired opposite ‘unconventional’ hero Rahul Bose and they share many intimate scenes in the film.

Earlier, the duo was seen in the well-received film ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’, where they scorched the screen with their sizzling scenes, hot kisses and scorching chemistry. They are to do ‘it’ again in Sanjay Chhel’s ‘Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam’.

“Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam” is a mad riot involving a drama troupe - Kalakar Natak Company that produces socially relevant plays, which no one understands and nobody sees. Mallika plays the role of an unscrupulous upcoming actress. A parody of the song, ‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’, has also been filmed on Mallika, which is said to be one of the highlights of the film.

Director Sanjay Chhel, who has already won accolades for dialogue writing in ‘Partner’, is leaving no stones unturned for “Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam”. Rahul Bose is to essay six roles in the movie. He is to play a daredevil officer of an intelligence agency, Mughal prince Jahangir, an underworld don, a Nawab from Hyderabad, dumb deputy of a gangster and also a don’s bodyguard.

After ‘Murder’ and ‘Khwahish’, in which Mallika’s ‘oomph’ factor took Bollywood by the storm, here is another film that is sure to make our filmdom ‘kiss crazy’!

Mallika Sherawat's that one special Kiss

Guess what's turning out to be the USP of Mallika Sherawat's upcoming release Ugly Aur Pagli? Those 99 slaps that she has in the offering for Ranvir Shorey.

Believe it or not but in this upcoming riotous comedy from the house of Pritish Nandy Communications, Mallika slaps Ranvir a staggering 99 times

. And all this happens even as the two are shown to be love birds in the film. One wonders if Ranvir was a real sport to this treatment mainly because at the end there was also 1 kiss reserved for him, as indicated by the film's tagline - 99 SLAPS 1 KISS!

Ugly Aur Pagli is the story of Kabir (Ranvir), a carefree guy who has been studying engineering for ten years now.

However, his life goes through a spin when he meets the quirky and kinky Kuhu (Mallika Sherawat). Though Kabir always wanted a girl to love, never in his wildest dreams had he imagined to come across someone like Kuhu who would make him do crazy things.

And what were these crazy things? Well, nothing less than dancing around circles, run semi naked, ride cycles without seats or wear high heeled ladies shoes! Well, 99 slaps were just a few more add-ons!

A desperate Kabir tries hard to escape Kuhu's clutches, but in the process only ends up falling in love with her even more! Will he survive all her insane demands and tantrums?

Ugly Aur Pagli brings together Mallika and Ranvir for the second time after Pyaar Ke Side Effects. In fact it is quite a jump for Ranvir who has graduated from being Rahul Bose's sidekick in Pyaar Ke Side Effects to being the leading man in Ugly Aur Pagli.

So what if his role required him to be a receipient of 99 slaps!

As per the makers of the film, Ugly Aur Pagli is touted to be 'This Summer's Craziest Comedy'. Ugly Aur Pagli is directed by debutant film maker Sachin Khot and has music by Anu Malik with lyrics by Amitabh Varma.

Shilpa and Shamita shock everyone

It’s just a few days that Dharamji da puttar Sunny exploded with the news of getting backed by frontline directors as his assistants in his forthcoming ‘debut’ film as director. Now it’s turn for Shilpa and Shamita to shock people with their freaky announcement.

It’s after the big jalwa of Big Brother that Shipa almost evaporated from the B-market. And about Shamita, well, better we don't spend words on her tiny career.

But guess what the two sisters were cooking all these mundane days? No, not even the wildest of your guesses can touch the nearest of the Shetty sisters’ thought zone.

They are planning to explore the field of film production. Yes, that’s how coolly they opened mouth explaining such Bollywood shaking information.

“Yes, we are coming out with our own production house probably by next year. It’s still in the planning stage, ” soft goes Shamita. That means Shetty sisters will no more ask for money, instead they will pay the Bollywood!

Reasoning about her absence from the screen for so long, the choti Shetty further adds, “This is also a reason why you are not seeing much of me on screen. Right now I am concentrating more on my production project.”

The actress has just completed her item number for Hari Puttar but she seems very cool about the dance number. It’s probably because she is still lost in thoughts of dictating whole crew of her upcoming flicks.

Or maybe she is feeling very nostalgic about her acting career which never paid her the kismet she dreamed about.

Well, we only can wish best of luck for an upcoming producer duo. Or should we farewell actor sisters? Anyways, forget it!

Revealed: How Vidya Balan and Shahid's affair started

Post his break up with Bebo, Shahid is hitting the headlines yet once again. Thanks to his latest affair with Vidya Balan! Everyone is talking about it, but no one knows how it all started.

Contrary to many believes that it was Shahid who was on a rebound and found solace in Vidya’s arms, it was Vidya who took initiative and got something flowing between them.

It was on the sets of Kismat Konnection in Canada. They had never met each other or interacted before. Upon that, they were supposed to shoot an extra intimate romantic scene.

Needless to say, both were nervous and not at ease at all.

A birdie from the sets reveals, "Shahid is an introvert and takes time to open up to people. The unit was worried because Vidya and Shahid had never met each other before. Worst it was the first day of the shoot and the scene to be shot was a romantic one."

But then our Vidya is one hell of a girl. She decided that enough is enough and she is going to break the ice between the both.

"Vidya just walked up to Shahid. "Autograph please, " she said placing an autograph book before him. The move took Shahid by complete surprise and he broke into laughter.

The scenario changed completely. The atmosphere suddenly seemed warm and friendly. And what's more the romantic scene was okayed in just one take, " the source adds.

Vidya confirmed the incident saying, "Shahid and I had not known each other. He stood aloof and so did I. I decided to break the ice and begged for his autograph. An embarrassed Shahid did not know where to look. We have turned good friends since then."

Just good friends! We wonder if everyone is lying about them!
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