Tejaswini Kolhapure in Anurag Kashyap's next venture

Added by harini on Jun 15, 2011

Anurag Kashap who just released his movie ‘Shaitan’ a week ago is already planning on his next venture. For his next Anurag is going back to one of his very 1st heroine Tejaswini Kolhapure. Tejaswini and Anurag worked together in Anurag very 1st movie ‘Paanch’ which failed to make it on screen.

With Paanch never really taking off Tejaswini’s career sank before it could rise. Anurag though went to become a star. After a decade the two will pair up again.

"Before going to the Cannes Film Festival, Anurag told me that it was time we worked together again. He surprised me when a week after his return he gave me a script to read and told me that he wanted me in the film. I loved what I read. Apart from that, I absolutely trust Anurag as a director and will do whatever he offers me", says Tejaswini.

Tejaswini was last seen in a teeny tiny role in Raavan.

"I did shoot for almost 50-60 days, but when I was dubbing I realized it was not the same anymore. Yes, I was initially disappointed but there is no point digging the past," says the actress.

When asked Anurag Kashap, this is what he has to say, “It's a thriller and also features Rahul Bhatt and Ronit Roy. Rest details are still to be finalized."

Sonakshi at loggerheads with Shriya

Added by harini on Jun 15, 2011

Looks like there is a new addition to the long list of celebrities that Sonakshi Sinha can’t stand. After her cat fights with Katrina Kaif, Asin and Zarine Khan, Shriya Saran seems to be the new target. During the finals of Cricket Celebrity League Sonakshi’s displeasure with Shriya was very evident.

If the recent rumors are anything to go by, Sonakshi doesn’t seem to like that fact that Shriya Saran is getting close with Salman Khan.

Rumor has it that Sonakshi walked in during the Chennai Rhino’s innings and settled along with her father Shatrughan Sinha, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor and Subhash Ghai. Shriya Saran was all set to perform during the innings break. Just when Shriya got on stage, Sonakshi started walking towards theBangaloredug out. Audience on seeing Sonakshi totally ignored Shriya and started cheering for her.

The source says, "Sonakshi clearly tried to steal Shriya's thunder. She does not like anyone getting friendly with Salman and all through the CCL, Shriya has been sharing a great rapport with Sallu. This did not go down well with Sonakshi. What she did at the stadium was very juvenile”.

But Sonakshi wasn’t the one who had the last laugh. “Shriya was slated to perform to 'Munni Badnaam' from "Dabangg." As soon as she began to shimmy, the crowd forgot Sonakshi and began cheering for her instead. Sonakshi, immediately went back to her seat, sulking all the way," adds the source.

"Sonakshi does not like Kat, Asin or even Zarine because they are close to Salman. It's the same with Shriya too. The rivalry between the two however, does not end here. The two are being pitted against each other onscreen in Kamal Haasan's upcoming film, "Vishwaroopam." Maybe that is also an issue”, says the source.

With the way that Sonakshi is going there would be hardly be any celebrities left with whom she doesn’t have a problem. 

Rajinikanth to be discharged shortly

Added by harini on Jun 15, 2011

The Superstar Rajinikanth who was hospitalized in April this year is all set to be discharged soon. Rajinikanth fell ill on sets of his new movie Rana. He was rushed to hospital where he was admitted for a month before he was transfered to Mount Elizabeth Medical Center in Singapore for further treatment.

Rajinikanth was diagnosed with kidney dysfunction and was on dialysis. But now Rajinikanth is said to have made progress in his health and doesn’t need dialysis anymore. He is to be discharged shortly after which he will move into an apartment rented in Singapore by his family. He will rest there for a while and go for regular check ups.

After his complete recovery he will be back to shooting his movie Rana.

“Rajni sir is keen to perform all the stunts himself. That’s why we don’t want him to rush back to shooting. As far as I know, he doesn’t like the idea of using a body double to do his action sequences. You know, he is keeping a close eye on Rana’s development”, says the director KS Ravikumar.

The director will begin the shooting of the movie at the end of this month. In absence of Rajinikanth the scenes with Deepika Padukone and Sonu Sood will be shot. 

Shamita pursues Interior Designing

Added by harini on Jun 15, 2011

The not so happening actress Shamita Shetty has decided to choose a different path than Bollywood. The actresses who made her debut in the acclaimed movie Mohabbatein has had little success in Bollywood.

She now has decided to change her career and will be heading to London to join Interior designing course.

"Shamita is now entering another phase in her life and career. She is now heading toLondonfor a six-month course in interior designing. We all felt this was the right move for her to make”, says her famous sister Shilpa Shetty.

Unlike Shamita, Shilpa Shetty has chosen the exile from movies.

"At the moment, I'm playing the most satisfying role of my life - that of a housewife. Films were never the be-all-end-all of my life. Right now I find the idea of looking after my home far more exciting and challenging than rushing off to studios early morning."

Guess living up to the reputation of your famous sibling is never easy. Except for Kareena Kapoor none till now have made a big mark in Bollywood.


Big B to work till his body permits

Added by harini on Jun 14, 2011

Even though he is 68 Amitabh Bachchan refuses to give up. His next movie, the flamboyant Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap is all set to release on July 1st. What’s special about this movie is that Amitabh Bachchan would be playing a lead role after a very long time.

In recent years he has featured in many multi-cast movies but this time around it will be only and only him. From the trailers it looks like the Angry Young Man from the movie Agneepath has grown up into Angry Old Man in Bbuddah... Hoga Tera Baap.

"Age is nothing when you want to work...If the body is working, the face is okay and the voice is okay, I would like to work as long as I can," Big B said at a press conference recently.

"Our profession is like that of sportsmen. If there are serious injuries on the body, they cannot perform. Similarly, if any part of our body stops working, actors also stop working," he added.

"I think a lot of people are troubled by the fact that I am working at this age...It's some sort of campaign to make me stop working. To all those who think so...here you go... 'Bbuddah...Hoga Tera Baap'!"

Kareena's wax statue to be unveiled in September

Added by harini on Jun 14, 2011

Kareena Kapoor is all set to join the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan in MadameTussauds Museum. Her wax statue will be unveiled in the month of September. After this the statue will tour other museums in US, Asia andEurope. The tour will begin in Bangkok in January, and then followed by Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, WashingtonDC, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna and finallyLondon.

Due to Kareena Kapoor’s busy schedule the deal with Madame Tussauds had nearly fallen through. Kareena has 5 major movies releasing this year with 5 Khans; RA.One with Shah Rukh Khan, Bodyguard with Salman Khan, Short term Shaadi with Imran Khan, Agent Vinod with Saif Ali Khan and finally The Act of Murder with Aamir Khan.

The announcement of the statue was to be made during the IIFA awards inTorontobut due to Kareena’s absence in the same, the announcement was canceled. The museum needed Kareena’s measurements but Kareena had failed to allot time for them. They then considered other celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji and Madhuri Dixit.

But recently when Kareena visited London to visit her beau on sets of Cocktail, she made an appointment with the museum and the deal finally came through. After having a pizza and clutch named after her, she will now be immortalized in form of a statue.

Madhuri wants to act with Salman and Shah Rukh

Added by harini on Jun 14, 2011

Hardly anyone says ‘No’ to Rajinikanth. Everyone knows the impact that Rajinikanth has not only in India but all over the world. Recently though, Madhuri Dixit has turned down the offer by Rajnikant to play the role of his sister.

This doesn’t mean that Madhuri Dixit isn’t keen on making a come back. She was quoted as saying, “It'll be wonderful to work with Salman and Shah Rukh again...three of us together in one film. I hope some good script comes our way. It'll be so much fun”. The trio has worked together before in the movie Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam, which did an average business.

Madhuri Dixit has become a fan of Salman Khan recently after watching his movies ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Wanted’. "I am aware of the growing popularity of Salman these days. I have seen his recent films. My kids just love it. Salman deserves every bit of his super success today. I really want to work with him if there's a script" she said.

Madhuri has shared screen space with both Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan before. She made history with Salman in their movies ‘Sajaan’ and the ever green ‘Hum Aapke Hai Kaun’. She starred along with Shah Rukh in ‘Anjaam’, `Dil toh Pagal Hai', ‘Koyla’, ‘Gaja Gamini’ and ‘Devdas’.  She still shares a close friendship with both the stars.

But considering the current situation between SRK and Salman Khan her wish seems a bit far fetched.

Dharmendra to pen his auto-biography

Added by harini on Jun 14, 2011

After Amitabh Bachchan and Dev Anand it’s now time for Dharmendra to pen down this auto biography. The unique quality of this book is going to that it will be written in Urdu rather than English or even Hindi. The Legendary actor is said to be more comfortable with Urdu language than any other.

The book is supposed to cover the legends life story from his childhood to current date. It will cover his struggles and triumphs. The book is also said to include rare pictures of the actor, his poetry and his application form from the talent hunt contest that he took part in when he was 23. The book will give all his fans an insight not only into his professional life but also his personal life.

"Even after winning that contest, I had to slog for a year for Bandini. I spent days without a morsel of food but was adamant on making it in the industry. I have lot to share with people who aspire to become something in life and am planning to do it through my autobiography”, said the legend.

It’s for certain that all his fans would be looking forward to lay hands on his book.

Karisma in Vikram Bhatt's next

Added by harini on Jun 14, 2011

After a long hiatus Karisma Kapoor has signed Vikram Bhatt’s next 3D movie Dangerous Ishq, which is said to be an erotic thriller. Karisma never retired from movies but since year 2006, she has been concentrating on her family life with her business man husband Sanjay Kapur and her two kids Samaira and Kiaan Raj.

She though has been around with endorsement deals and television appearances. It’s said that the success of Haunted 3D clinched the deal for her.

When Vikram Bhatt offered her the lead role in Dangerous Ishq, Karisma accepted instantly as she liked the story and the script. The movie is said to be woman-centric. It’s a thriller based on past-life regression.

Karisma is excited about the movie as it’s the kind of a role that she has never done before and it would her 1st experience working for a 3D movie.

The shooting is all set to commence from September in Rajasthan.

Asin concentrates on Bollywood

Added by harini on Jun 13, 2011

After the success of her recent movie ‘Ready’, Asin has decided to concentrate on Bollywood and give Kollywood a pass. Asin was recently offered the one of the three female lead roles in Rana but she declined the offer stating unavailability of dates. Kaavalan was her last Tamil movie after which she hasn’t signed any more South movies.

With the success of ‘Ready’, Asin is being noticed by big banners and getting interesting offers her way. Currently she is busy shooting for Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2, in which she has been cast opposite Akshay Kumar. She is currently inLondonshooting for the same.

After that project she has Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel Two States: The story of my marriage. In which her co-star will be none other than Shah Rukh Khan.

No wonder Asin has turned down the Kollywood proposal but let’s just hope that her decision proves right.