'Bipasha Basu is not as safe as she was 10 years ago'

`Bipasha Basu is not as safe as she was 10 years ago`

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's forthcoming venture 'Raaz 3' which contains a slice from Bipasha Basu's life, says, the model-turned actress is not having a good run in the industry primarily due to the competition from the younger lot in the tinsel town.

A lot of films like 'The Dirty Picture' or the upcoming release 'Heroine' revolves around the meteoric rise and downfall of a superstar or a supermodel. Vikram Bhatt's directorial venture, 'Raaz 3' also appears to be similar, as it focuses on two actresses - Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta -- with Emraan Hashmi playing the role of a director.

"The need for Bollywood stories is enormous, people are enchanted with it. There is a reality of the industry that we know. We have given the film a horror idiom by including black magic. The story is very much true, " Bhatt said in an interview. "It also coincides with Bipasha Basu's life where she is feeling the breath of extinction as the younger girls have come in who may elbow her out.

Today Bipasaha is not as safe as she was 10 years ago when she came into the industry, " he said. Releasing September 7, 'Raaz 3' talks about the turbulent times of an actress, played by Bipasha and how she begins to turn to black magic to destroy a budding star (Esha) and get back the man (Emraan) she loves. The tag line of 'Raaz 3' states 'When desire becomes evil'.

"There is a fierce competition that exists among film stars and their appetite to stay on top can make them do anything. We have known people in the industry who have conned or have gone to the extent of killing their associate, " the 63-year-old filmmaker said.

'Raaz 3' also has some references of director Vikram Bhatt's life. "Vikram came from a very vulnerable point in his life. He had just come out of a traumatised relationship with an actress, " Bhatt said.

However, he clarified that they were not looking to malign the image of the actress through their film. "It was not to malign the girl. It was to show how we as human beings in the world of entertainment are so pathetic when it comes to losing it.

Whether it is the heart breaking story of Rajesh Khanna spiralling down into the abyss or it is Vikram's own beloved girl who would throw a fit in the middle of the night because she feels that she is losing her stardom, " Bhatt said.

"All this is somewhere a part of our industry. Celebrities flashing at parties and premiers are not the same in real life, " he said. Earlier, Jacqueline Fernandez was to be part of 'Raaz 3' but due to certain reasons she chose to walk out. "Jacqueline was going to do the film. Post 'Murder 2' she had some reservations with the kind of clothes that Vikram wanted her to dress up in.

He felt that there is basic discomfort that had sunk in her mind, " Bhatt said. "There is a certain amount of erotica in the film which is necessary. We gracefully parted ways. Jacqueline has complete right to a say a no if she is uncomfortable, " he said.

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

Wedding can wait, not Raaz 3: Esha Gupta

Wedding can wait, not Raaz 3: Esha Gupta

Esha Gupta to give family wedding a miss to attend promotional events for her new film

Coming from an army background, it is no wonder that for Esha Gupta, the call of duty comes first. So much so that she is giving a family wedding a miss as she will be busy promoting her upcoming film.

Our source says, `She is still very new in the industry. She is lucky that in her very first year in the industry, she has two back-to-back films. She cannot take chances.`

Towards the end of this month and early September, her family will be busy prepping up for her cousin brother's wedding. While some of the pre-wedding ceremonies will be held in Delhi and Ludhiana, the main event will be taking place in Jodhpur.

At the same time, the cast of Vikram Bhatt's next will be promoting their film. And once that gets over, Esha is expected to join the promotions of Prakash Jha's next. The source adds that though Esha will not be part of the wedding, she is involved in the wedding preparations.

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

'How many actors can you call Tiger apart from Salman Khan?'

`How many actors can you call Tiger apart from Salman Khan?`

b>Kabir Khan explains why Salman rocks in his film 'Ek Tha Tiger', actor's chemistry with former ladylove Katrina

Kabir Khan is currently waiting with bated breath for the release of his upcoming film, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The former documentary filmmaker started his Bollywood career with Kabul Express, followed by New York.

During the course of the conversation, while Khan admits that the industry today is indeed driven by numbers, he doesn't wish to conform to the media's make-believe clubs. In a freewheeling chat, he talks about his experience with Salman, the actor's chemistry with former ladylove Katrina and the Rs 100-crore club. . .

Salman had a surgery during the making of the film. Did it affect the overall outcome?
No, it happened at the very beginning of the project. He took a proper break to get his nerve disorder in the face treated. We commenced only after his surgery, so there was no delay or interruption of any sort.

Is it true that Hrithik Roshan was the first choice for the film?
These were mere speculations. Yash Raj banner makes many films at the same time and at the end of the day, how many actors can you call Tiger in the industry? Also, I'm one of those filmmakers who write a story keeping the actor's personality in mind.

So Salman it was from the beginning.. ?
Absolutely. He has the inherent qualities of the character I had envisioned even before we got down to shoot. In the film, Salman's simply a legend and needless to say, he fits to the tee. Today, I can't see anyone else in this role.

Did his personal equation with Katrina ever come in the way of the film?
As far as I could see, they were extremely friendly and comfortable in each other's presence throughout the shoot. After all, they've known each other for almost a decade now. Their chemistry speaks for itself on the screen.

What do you think of the Rs 100 crore club?
It's just a media creation. (Laughs) I don't know where this club is or where its headquarter is located. Is it in Lokhandwala? (Laughs again) The box office collection is indeed a parameter of success but it's not the only one.

Earlier, we used to judge a film by its silver or golden jubilee. Personally, I believe numbers don't always justify success. Just because Spider-Man rakes in more money doesn't make it a superior film than Rain Man.

There are talks about you moving away from the Yash Raj camp and working with Sajid Nadiadwala. Is it true?
As of now, there are only talks going on. Nothing has been finalised yet. Anyway, it's not like I'll leave this production house for good and not come back to work again. Aditya (Chopra) has supported me from the very beginning and I'll always remain thankful for that.

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

Anirudh-Andrea caught kissing

Anirudh Ravichander, who shot to fame with 'Kolaveri di...' track, and actress-singer Andrea Jeremiah, could not have expected to announce their relationship in this fashion, as their intimate moments have become a fodder for naughty netizens. Well, a shocking picture of the couple sharing a lip-lock is doing rounds on the internet.
The musician, who has been hitting headlines for all good reasons, has been allegedly caught kissing singer-actress Andrea Jeremiah. A couple of pictures featuring them in intimate mood have been leaked by some miscreants on internet. However, like 'Kolaveri di...', these images have started going viral on internet.
Picture: Anirudh-Andrea caught kissing

Anushka Sharma snubs Anurag Kashyap: No 'Bombay Velvet'

Anushka Sharma snubs Anurag Kashyap: No `Bombay Velvet`

While Anurag Kashyap states he has already signed Anushka Sharma for his upcoming film, the actress denies having any knowledge of it

Ever since Anurag Kashyap announced in April that Ranbir Kapoor has been cast in his ambitious project Bombay Velvet, there was also buzz that the filmmaker had signed Anushka Sharma as the female lead. But now it looks like that may not be true at all!

When we spoke to Anurag a few days ago to confirm on which Bollywood actress has signed the dotted lines for the film, he simply stated, `Anushka Sharma, it is!`

However, the twist in the tale happened when we met Anushka to speak about the same and she stated, `I haven't signed the project yet. It is still pending. So I can't comment on it until I sign the film. ` Is there some miscommunication then?

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

Chivalrous Salman rescues 'ladylove' Katrina... again

Chivalrous Salman rescues `ladylove` Katrina... again

This happened in Amedabad on Sunday when Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif landed there with the express purpose interacting with fans and the press.

Salman who has been constantly showing his protective side towards Katrina Kaif in all their public interactions regarding their new film, this time went many steps further.

On Sunday when Salman landed at Ahmedabad for the first time in his entire career, all hell broke loose. The crowds were so large and seemingly unmanageable that the star thought it best to turn back and return to Mumbai. And Salman was not concerned for himself but Katrina.

Says a close friend of Katrina, `If he had gone solo Salman wouldn't have bothered. But to see this sea of humanity descend on them on the airport made Salman concerned for Katrina's safety. However Salman ne jo ek baar commitment kar diya to kar diya. He proceeded to to the luxury hotel near the airport where the press and fan interactions were to happen. `

It was there that the crowds got really unmanageable.

Says Katrina's friend, `No one meant any harm. But the people were excited to see Kat and Bhai together. Some of them got over- excited and a jostle ensued. Bhai's first and only instinct was to get Katrina out of the harm's way.

She kept brushing off his concern. But Bhai was insistent. Of course he's always concerned about the ladies' wellbeing at public events. But this was different. It's the way he reacts when it comes to his mom and sisters. `

Who's Mahie's very, very naughty 'friend'

Who`s Mahie`s very, very naughty `friend`

Mahie Gill has finally taken some time off from work to decorate her new Goa property and spend time with her pooch

To take a break from her hectic shoot schedule, Mahie Gill has finally managed to take a short holiday. Currently, the actress is chilling in Goa with her newly acquired canine companion, a pug.

Mahie has also purchased a spanking new apartment in the tourist destination and is taking time out to do the interiors of the place.

Mahie says, `I won't be staying here and so I will be giving it out on rent. But I still need to fix a few things.` The acterss is also glad she is finally getting to spend time with her beloved pooch. The dog was a gift from the royal family of Gujarat.

The actress says, `Previously I had a dog called Bruno. But after he passed away, I decided not to keep another one. Now, I call my new friend Dona Gill and she is very, very naughty!`

While she is in a full-fledged romantic relationship right now, Mahie seems to be in no hurry to tie the knot. `I have absolutely no plans of getting hitched right now.` Looks like the lady is busy showering all her attention on her pooch.

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

Denied sex, duo harass actress

Denied sex, duo harass actress

Producer and writer held for allegedly sending lewd SMSes, posting vulgar comments online

Producer and writer have been arrested for allegedly sending her lewd SMSes and posting vulgar comments on social networking website

On Wednesday night, Versova police arrested a small-time writer and a film producer for allegedly sending lewd messages to Sapna, an actress, on her mobile phone, and posting vulgar comments about her on a social networking website.

The accused - Harish Jaiswal (42) and Mukesh Pandey (28) - were allegedly defaming the actress on a social networking website since the past three months.

When the actress could not bear the abuse any further, she decided to teach the duo a lesson and recorded their conversation on her mobile phone. She then approached Versova police and lodged a complaint against the two.

`The FIR was registered against the duo based on the mobile phone recording, ` said Sharad Borse, senior PI of Versova police station.

Police arrested the duo and presented them before the court yesterday. Both Jaiswal and Pandey have been remanded in police custody till Monday.

`We have seized the computers of the duo to match the IP address from which the comments were posted. Besides, we are also trying to find out if they have committed a similar crime in the past, ` an officer from Versova police station said.

The lust story

Jaiswal and Pandey had met the actress and offered her an item song in their film. According to police, the duo then asked the actress for sexual favours. But when she refused to oblige, they started harassing her.

`They defamed me on the website by posting lewd and vulgar remarks on my pictures. When I tried to block them from my account on the social networking website, they started calling me on my mobile phone, " the actress alleged.

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

First Look: Soha gets 'Molested'

First Look: Soha gets `Molested`

Soha Ali Khan recently had to shoot for an uncomfortable scene that left her physically hurt and emotionally drained

Recently Soha Ali Khan had to film a very uncomfortable scene. In fact, the actress requested the director to shoot the molestation sequence within closed doors, without allowing any still photographer to be present in the room.

In her upcoming film based on child trafficking, she plays an NRI, who gets molested by a group of goons. Our source says, `Soha was emotionally drained while shooting the sequence. In this particular scene, the goons drag her down to the floor and rip off her shirt and manhandle her.`

Producer Vibha Dutta Khosla adds that being a thorough professional, Soha understood that the scene was essential to the storyline and immediately agreed to shoot for it.

Assistant director Ramzan who was present during the shoot says, `While doing the scene, Soha was badly bruised and even had to take medical aid.`

Sonakshi confiscates father's phone, puts him under house curfew

Sonakshi confiscates father`s phone, puts him under house curfew

Though Shatrughan Sinha is back home he is not allowed to meet too many guests or use his phone, let alone step out for anything except a morning walk.

And it's not the doctor's order. It's daughter Sonakshi who's taking time off from her busy schedule to be at home with her father to make sure that her father continues to maintain the diet and routine that he did in hospital.

Laughing his trademark laughter and `sneaking into his wife's phone` without Sonkashi's consent the now-recuperated star-politician said, `There's only one woman I'm afraid of. I can't defy any command from my daughter. She has taken away my phones and put me under house arrest. `

The actor is happy to be back home. `I've never been away from home for this long. It's been a full 40 days. Not even the longest outdoor shooting of my career stretched that long. Luckily for me my wife was at the hospital 24x7 and my children spent as much time with me as possible. Thanks to my family and my doctors I am born again. `

Shatruji gives full marks to his surgeon Dr Anvay Mulay for giving him a new life. `We were advised to opt for a more senior surgeon. But we had full faith in Dr Mulay. He made the entire procedure of surgery and recuperation seem like a cakewalk.

He joked to my wife after the surgery, 'I saw many names on his heart when I opened it up. I deleted all of them and left only your name on it. ' Little does he know there're secret places in my heart where a surgeon can't enter. `

The fast flow of guests at the Sinhas' residence Ramayan has begun. Shatruji is taking it easy. He intends to travel to Patna to spend some time at his ancestral home as soon as he's allowed to travel.

Says Shatruji, `I've already sent a letter to Parliament asking for sick leave. As soon as I can travel, or rather my dear daughter would allow me to travel, I want to go home. `

First Look: When Poonam takes a bath, India sweats it out!

First Look: When Poonam takes a bath, India sweats it out!

The starlet recently posted online pictures of her splashing around in a bubble bath

Taking a bath is one of the most essential functions of our mundane lives. But what heats up the mercury is when a hot actor like Poonam Pandey splashes around in a bubble bath warming the hearts of millions across the world.

White porcelain turns to sheer gold, when the dusky star sprawls her limbs in a sensuous bath that may seem relaxing to Poonam, but to the desi male it just increases their heartbeats.

The sensuous pictures hit Twitter this morning and turned a lazy Sunday into a scorcher of a day. It was hot in the morning and its burning by the afternoon.

A little birdies tells us that Poonam is gearing up for her big Bollywood debut, and her bathing postures are just a hint of what to expect in the sensuous film. Poonam, who is never inhibited from speaking her mind, will be seen in a super bold avatar that will rewrite Bollywood history.

Better keep the bath water ready, you will need some if you can't handle the super hot Poonam.

Raaz 3: Bips plays 'jealous' Amisha

Raaz 3: Bips plays `jealous` Amisha

She plays the character of a jealous actor in the film

In Vikram Bhatt's Raaz 3, Bipasha Basu plays a frustrated, jealous actress. The role is, apparently, inspired from none other than his ex-lover Amisha Patel.

Says Vikram, `Well, all I can say is, all art is finally cannibalised from one's personal experiences. When I was with Amisha, both of us were going through a career low. I've seen how failure affects people. `

Vikram's mentor Mahesh Bhatt, who is the producer of Raaz 3, admits to the similarity. `Vikram shared details of his tumultuous relationship with this Amisha.

Insecurities are an integral part of an actress' life, as her shelf life is limited. We built on that idea to create Bipasha's character in Raaz 3. ` When asked whether the actress in Vikram's life is Amisha, he replied in the affirmative.

`We took the basic idea of the insecurities that creep up on an actress after a few years in the business, and then we built on her desperation. The film shows the character urging her director (Emraan Hashmi) into wrongdoings. In her desperation to cling to her stardom she begins to workship a satan and practices black magic on her younger rival. `

Do for die for Bips

Mahesh Bhatt says Bipasha in her own career has reached a do-or-die stage. `Younger girls have come into the industry and she has suffered a broken heart recently. Given the circumstances, she will either sink like a rock or fly like a bird. `

When we asked Amisha about her life being used to develop a character, she says, `Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I do not want to comment. I've too much on my plate with my own productions and the films that I've signed outside my production house. I would rather focus on them. `

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

Item Girl Richa!

Item Girl Richa!

The actress recently shot for an item song composed by the RDB in Akshay Chaubey's untitled directorial venture

After portraying de-glam roles in all the three feature films she has appeared in so far, Richa Chadha did what she has never attempted before. She recently shot for an item song composed by the British Punjabi band RDB in Akshay Chaubey's untitled directorial venture.

With an acting career that has her playing characters way too older than her actual age, she found the whole experience a welcome change from her usual drama-driven act. And she enjoyed it thoroughly as well!

Speaking about her experience, Richa explains why she opted for an item number, `I agreed to the song only because Akshay asked me to.

Also, he's one of the very few in the industry who knows that I can dance. The pub-type number was catchy and I learned my moves within a couple of hours when the cahoreographer had scheduled an eight-hour shift to teach me the whole thing!`

Incidentally, Akshay and Richa go back a long way. The debutant director who assisted Dibakar Banerjee during the making of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! is also a friend of the actress' brother and has known her for quite a long time now. Both hail from New Delhi and even the song is set in the neighbourhood that the two grew up in.

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

Ranbir Kapoor caught smooching!

Ranbir Kapoor caught smooching!

A well-connected Delhi birdie who loves to flit around Bollywood stars chirps with this garma-garam khabar about Ranbir Kapoor

The actor who was in the capital recently to shoot for an ad was spotted by the birdie at a five-star hotel nightspot in the wee hours of the morning. As it was well past closing time and the place was dimly-lit, Ranbir had left his guard down.

Seeing the star, the birdie took flight towards the hero. But was stopped in the tracks when Ranbir began smooching a girl! Nooooo, it was no B-Town actress, but someone from Mumbai whose father is highly influential and well-known in business circles.

The girl's family is not associated with Bollywood at all. Keep guessing, folks. But remember Ranbir is single and so is the girl. But we really wonder where all this leaves a certain couple of actresses he has been linked to. Tee hee!

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

I Have No Problem Making Love!

I Have No Problem Making Love!

After 'Raajneeti' and 'Heroine', Arjun Rampal shoots for another lovemaking scene on screen. This time much more confident

For someone who previously cringed at the mere mention of shooting for a lovemaking scene, Arjun Rampal has come a long way.

No longer has he done away with all the hang-ups regarding the same, recently he also helped his co-star Esha Gupta calm her nerves during the shoot of an intimate scene with him.

Arjun says, `When I shot my first intimate scene for Raajneeti, I was a little hesitant. I went, 'Oh my god, yeh main kaise kar paunga, yeh main kyu kar raha huun'. But, then I realised it's a part of my job! Now when I shoot for any intimate scene, I just take it in my stride. `

The actor adds, `Intimate scenes are done when the script demands. It doesn't make sense forcing it. Earlier sex was a taboo. But now our new generation doesn't take it that way. In my film with Prakash Jha, the intimate scenes are incorporated in the right manner. `

Jha says, `After doing the lovemaking scene in Raajneeti, Arjun has become a veteran. We shot the scenes very aesthetically with half-light.`

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

'Asad Rauf used me for sex' - Model

How`s that?: `Asad Rauf used me for sex` - Model

Leena Kapoor claims that Asad Rauf, who has officiated in more than 100 international cricket matches, sexually exploited her after promising marriage

Renowned cricket umpire Asad Rauf has been caught on the back foot following allegations by an Oshiwara-based model that the former Pakistan first-class cricketer sexually exploited her for several months after promising marriage.

Leena Kapoor has sent a written complaint (copy with MiD DAY) to the office of Pratap Dighavkar, DCP, zone IX. She has mentioned that she had met Rauf through a mutual friend in Sri Lanka six months ago. They exchanged numbers and then stayed together in the country for three days.

On reaching Mumbai, she fell ill. Rauf came over to see her and their bond grew stronger. Kapoor says Rauf committed at the time that he would marry her and get her a new flat. He told her he was married and had two kids, but his religion allowed him to have more than one wife and his family would give its consent.

The two kept meeting, often when Rauf - who is a member of ICC Elite Umpire Panel - would come over to India to officiate in tournaments including the IPL. `I asked him several times about the marriage and he would always tell me that it would happen soon, ` Kapoor told MiD DAY.

Kapoor said that a few days earlier she tried calling Rauf, but there was no response from his side. Five days ago, he allegedly called her up saying he didn't know her and didn't want any further interactions with her.

According to officials from the DCP's office, they have received a letter and an inquiry would be conducted soon.

Courtesy: Mid-Day.com

English Vinglish Trailer

Trailer of English Vinglish Director: Gauri Shinde Cast: Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain, Priya Anand Release Date: 5 October 2012
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