Rural-Urban Divide Split Wide Open
By ApunKaChoice Mon, Aug 09, 2010 11:31:54 GMT

A satire about farmers’ suicide in rural India, Peepli [Live] is produced by Aamir Khan and directed by journalist-turned-filmmaker Anusha Rizvi. The movie doesn’t boast of any popular Bollywood star but has a host of actors from theatre and even some adivasis (tribals) from the village of Bhadwai in Madhya Pradesh.

The film features actors Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Malaika Shenoy, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffer, Nawazuddin Siddique and Vivek O Sharma.


Natha (Manikpuri) a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid government loan. A quick fix to the problem is the very same government's program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed suicide. As a means of survival Farmer Natha can choose to die!

His brother (Yadav) is happy to push him towards this unique 'honor' but Natha is reluctant. Local elections are around the corner and what might've been another unnoticed event turns into a 'cause celebre' with everyone wanting a piece of the action.

Political bigwigs, high-ranking bureaucrats, local henchmen and the ever-zealous media descend upon sleepy Peepli to stake their claim. The question on everyone's lips �" “Will he or Won't he?” As the mania escalates what will be the fate of Farmer Natha; nobody seems to care how he really feels?
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By Aparajita Ghosh
Fri, Aug 06, 2010 15:17:58 GMT

Beneath the bold strokes of rouge, one is likely to find pallor. Likewise, beneath the opulent, Austentatious, chic look of Aisha, one unsurprisingly stumbles upon a gem of a story flimsily told. About 200 years after it first took life on paper from the ever productive pen of Jane Austen, ‘Emma’ comes to life once again (Hollywood has already done it) on the silver screen in director Rajshree Ojha’s film Aisha, starring Sonam Kapoor as its titular protagonist.

Set in the high society of Delhi, it’s the story of a rich, privileged girl with truckloads of designer costumes, lots of free time and an irrepressible fixation to play cupid between people who would rather be happy left alone. Aisha (Sonam) is surrounded by a bunch of friends who patronize her, pamper her, irritate her, peeve her, drool over her and also become a vocation for her.

There’s Arjun (Abhay Deol), an investment banker, who keeps giving Aisha reality checks and is the source of unending annoyance and irritation for her. There’s the spunky Pinky (Ira Dubey), Aisha’s best friend who speaks out her mind without being obsequious. There’s the small-town girl Shefali (Amrita Puri) who’s come to Delhi to get married. Aisha takes her under her wing and tries to fix up her match with possible suitors, including Randhir Gambhir (Cyrus Sahukar) the son of a mithai baron. There’s the charming Dhruv (Arunoday Singh), a London-returned hunk for whom Aisha develops a liking. And then, there’s Aarti (Lisa Haydon), a gorgeous, sexy chick who is a close friend of Arjun, but an object of jealousy for Aisha.

The first half of the film whooshes past in character introductions and also the matchmaking antics of the eponymous heroine. Aisha’s a breeze of fresh air. Her eye always on the lookout for opposite genders to make a match with. And Sonam, with her affected mannerisms, is perfectly suited to play the part. They way she simpers, puckers up her face or raises a brow has every hint of the superficiality of high class gentry. To that effect, Sonam performs well.

The second half of the film becomes somewhat a mess when the castle of Aisha’s creation comes crumbling down like a house of cards and the relationships go kaput. The track between Arjun and Aarti (Abhay and Lisa) and Aisha and Dhruv (Sonam and Arunoday) isn’t as perky as could have been and the jealousy pangs that the two lead stars get out of it aren’t really plausible. In fact, the film’s pace slackens but the proceedings do speed up again after Aisha does soul searching and realizes her love for Arjun.


Fri, Jul 9 02:31 PM

Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) After finishing all her assignments here, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is off to London for a month's break.
'Landed in London...Love the summers here, weather is beautiful. Heading towards home sweet home now. So looking forward to this one month break,' Shilpa posted on her Twitter account.
The actress, who is married to London-based businessman Raj Kundra, has a house in Weybridge in Surrey, southeast of London.
Amitabh to work with Balki again?
He gave an award-winning performance as a progeric child in R. Balakrishnan's (Balki) hit film 'Paa' and now Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is planning to work with him again.
'Sitting with RBalki is always a refreshing experience and this evening we talked of so many issues and so many film possibilities and so many stories that need to be made.
'He narrated four-five ideas and they were all fantastic. Problem is which one to start, and start first,' Amitabh posted on his blog.
Amitabh worked with Balki in 'Paa' and 'Cheeni Kum'.
Sameer Soni turns scriptwriter
Actor Sameer Soni, who was recently seen in Karan Johar's 'I Hate Luv Storys', has scripted a film.
'I have written a script for a film. In fact I had also gone to meet Karan Johar to take his view on it. When I narrated it, he quite liked it and said that I should direct it. But nothing concrete is in place regarding that matter till now,' Sameer told IANS.
When asked whether he plans to quit acting and get into direction or scriptwriting, he responded: 'Acting is my passion, I can never leave it. Yes, if someone likes this script and decides to produce it, then I would love to direct it. But I will not leave acting for anything.'
In the past, Sameer has been seen in films like 'Baghban' and 'Fashion'.


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By MovieTalkies.com, 21 April 2010

It's a hair splitting issue. Over a thatch of hair above the upper lip, that is. John Abraham essays a cop in Vipul Shah's untitled venture, a remake of the Tamil winner 'Kaakha Kaakha'. The flick centres around a posse of police officers, all experts in battling organized crime.

And in keeping with the macho and scruffy 'look' required, Johnny Boy has been asked to show up with a stubble and… moustache.

Stubble's fine, avers J. Abbs who did sport it to gud effect in 'Jism'. The moustache, however, is a sore factor as Johnny Boy feels that he won't be able to pull it off! Meanwhile, JA has been working out to bulk up and display a more 'tougher' look.

Incidentally, Surya and Venkatesh, both sported whiskers in the Tamil and Telugu versions, respectively.

As the flick sets to roll in May, the hunky star needs to make up his starry mind. States Shah in a tabloid chat, "We are having a look test soon and will finalise the 'look' after that."
Quite a prickly issue. Hah, quite so.

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Giving some of the sexy and sultry looks, Minissha Lamba definitely has that Oomph factor in her. In a recent photo-shoot for the on-going month’s issue of FHM a fashion magazine the sizzling actress Minissha gave some hot posses, that would get men drooling all over her. She is seen in many different summer looks making it perfect for the magazine to sell like hot cakes…take a look!

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By glamsham
Tuesday Apr 6 10:30 AM

Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
Actress Kangna Ranaut has a screen image that borders on serious and tragic roles. In fact at one time the media was ready to dub her as the new tragedy queen, in the late Meena Kumari mould after a number of roles, especially post GANGSTER and WOH LAMHE.
However, the actress is all set to break the shackles and the first project is going to be Anees Bazmee's NO PROBLEM, where she will be seen in a comic role. In the film Kangna will also be dancing to a Punjabi item number composed by Pritam and choreographed by Chinni Prakash. The attempt will be to make Kangna dance and shake it Shakira 'ishtyle'!

Well, our best of luck to Kangna 'Shakira' Ranaut!

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By glamsham
Wednesday Apr 7 10:50 AM

Ruhail, Bollywood Trade News Network
Ram Gopal Varma is back to doing what he does best. The filmmaker is busy readying the plot of his upcoming gangster film, a subject that no one can attempt better than him.Ram Gopal is active on two fronts at the moment. While his horror film PHOONK 2 is all set to unleash its scare factor, the filmmaker is secretly readying his gangster film which has been titled DEPARTMENT.
Sharing details of his films exclusively, the filmmaker says, "DEPARTMENT will explore the long spoken about subject between police and the underworld. The nexus has been attempted in many films but not as convincingly and as real as DEPARTMENT dares to do. I'm still getting the script ready and the star will be decided soon."
With this film, RGV will return to gangster genre after making highly successful ones earlier like SATYA and COMPANY. Now, that the master is getting ready with his most loved subject, let's expect fireworks in the making.
By indiaabroad
Wednesday Apr 7 2:15 PM
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra has just started shooting for director Vishal Bharadwaj's 'Saat Khoon Maaf' and says it will be a different movie.
'It's too early to speak about 'Saat Khoon Maaf' but it will be a very unique film for sure,' Priyanka told reporters here Tuesday after launching the denim brand Levi's Change your World campaign at Grand Hyatt hotel.

Commenting upon the reports that she rejected Hollywood offers for 'Saat Khoon Maaf', she said: 'I can associate only with the film I am committed to and I was committed to Vishal Bharadwaj....'

Priyanka was more than happy to collaborate with Bharadwaj again after 'Kaminey'.

'To work with Vishal again is a great opportunity because I think he is one of India's most celebrated filmmakers. He has shown confidence in me, so I feel a bit nervous and anxious as well.'

Based on Ruskin Bond's story 'Susanna's Seven Husbands' about a femme fatale who bumps off her seven spouses, 'Saat Khoon Maaf' also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Irrfan Khan.

Priyanka, who replaces actor Akshay Kumar as a brand ambassador of Levi's and even as the host of the reality show 'Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi'', describes it as a sheer coincidence.

'I would say it's a complete coincidence,' said Priyanka who is looking forward to hosting the adventure reality show. 'I am very excited about 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' because it's a perfect show for me. I have seen its last two seasons. It was one of my favourite shows. It would be so much fun to actually host the show.'
By indiaabroad
Wednesday Apr 7 2:35 PM
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Lara Dutta has shot down reports that she's set to don the director's hat.
'I'm NOT directing anything right now guys! Not equipped to do so! Maybe quite a few years from now. In the meantime happy in front of the camera,' she wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Reports suggested that Lara was planning to direct an independent film and has been working on the script for two years. The film was said to go on floors by July.

Meanwhile Lara is busy promoting her new film 'Housefull' that also stars Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Jiah Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Arjun Rampal.

The film is about a man named Arush played by Akshay Kumar who gets caught in crazy situations all because he has a deep secret - he has three wives. It will release April 30.

By galatta
Tuesday Apr 6 5:25 PM
Popular South Indian actress Rambha will marry Canada-based businessman Indhiran Padmanathan on April 8 in Tirupathi. The ceremony is planned as a complete family affair and a grand reception will be held in Chennai on April 11. A grand engagement party was held by Rambha at Hotel Park Sheraton in Chennai on January 27. The latest buzz is that the actress has decided to continue acting after her marriage. "I will continue my profession till I feel bored. After that, I will help Indiran in his business. But I have made a decision to act only in meaningful roles. The films I accept henceforth should add value to my career," she said. On her wedding plans, she said, "The marriage will take place in Tirupathi on April 8. We have planned a grand reception at Rani Meyyammai Hall in Chennai on April 11. We will then leave for New Zealand for our honeymoon." Rambha aka Vijaya Lakshmi is a popular Indian actress who has enacted many successful roles in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Bengali and Bhojpuri films.


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Nandana: How can I justify censoring myself?

How do you avoid a superiority complex when you have a dad who is invited by Barack Obama for dinner?
I’m tremendously proud of both my parents, but my sense of self-worth is entirely independent of them both. I’ve never believed in reflected glory — it’s always been a priority for me to make my own way. Since childhood, I’ve been a pretty confident girl and willing to take chances. I’m sure both of them had a lot to do with instilling that courage and self-assurance in me. But I’m not the kind of person who would ever have a superiority complex.

Considering that your Rang Rasiya and another film — Makara Manju — deal with the life of Raja Ravi Varma, does competition bother you?
Not at all. I know that Rang Rasiya is extraordinary and absolutely unlike any other film. Secondly, I’ve always been very positive as a person — it takes a lot for me to feel insecure. I am vulnerable only when it comes to the people I love. Nothing else in the world — neither the competition nor the glitz — is important enough to get stressed, is it?

Recently, an article mentioned that Kareena Kapoor had wanted the lovemaking scenes from Kurbaan deleted from the print that was meant for her mom. Did you ever harbour such thoughts about the daring scenes of yours from Rang Rasiya?
Not even for a second did I feel that way. I’m proud of Ketan Mehta’s important and outstanding film, and loved playing Sugandha. But yes, there is one moment in the film in which the muse inspires the artist by posing for him. I am quite a private and shy girl and so, making the decision to accept the role was difficult. In fact, the biggest help in making that decision came from my family — both my parents felt that the scene in question is the emotional and political heart of the story (the Censor Board agreed!) and that the film would not be true to itself without it. In a film dealing with censorship, how can I justify censoring myself? So, by the time I did the scene, I was fully in character. I was not the shy girl Nandana, but the iconoclast Sugandha, who broke all the rules of her time by the sheer power of her extraordinary courage and conviction. Why would I wish to hide any aspect of Sugandha’s personality?


By indiaabroad
Friday Mar 26 8:10 AM
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Next year, 2011, is going to be the year of sequels in Bollywood with as many as five blockbusters getting ready with the next instalment of their stories -- 'Race 2', 'Dhoom 3', 'Wanted 2', 'Partner 2' and 'Don 2'.
Like the 2008 hit action 'Race', 'Race 2' is also directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced under the Tips Films banner. The original, which explored themes of sibling rivalry, betrayal and passion, starred Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu and Katrina Kaif in pivotal roles.

Except Bipasha Basu, the directors plan to retain the same cast for the sequel. It was reported that Bipasha would be replaced by another actress, although nothing is official at the moment.

The other sequel in the works is 'Partner 2'. The original starring Govinda, Salman Khan, Katrina and Lara Dutta released in 2007.

'Partner 2' was supposed to release this year, but the shooting dates got postponed till 2011. The sequel will retain its original cast.

Boney Kapoor, producer of the Salman Khan-starrer 'Wanted', is also planning to launch the film's second part next year.

'Wanted', a remake of Telugu film 'Pokiri', was directed by southern dancing star Prabhu Deva and also starred Ayesha Takia.

The third instalment of action film 'Dhoom' will also make an appearance next year. While 'Dhoom' released in 2004, 'Dhoom 2' hit screens in 2006. Now, after a gap of five years, 'Dhoom 3' is expected to release in 2011.

It was reported that Aditya Chopra will himself direct 'Dhoom 3', which will have some alterations in the star cast.

Later in the year releases 'Don 2', a sequel to Farhan Akhtar's remake of the 1978 film 'Don' (2006).

The crime thriller, directed, co-written and co-produced by Farhan Akhtar, will star Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Ishaa Koppikar, Boman Irani and Om Puri all reprising their roles from the previous film.

Going by the list, it seems that audiences will have only sequels to choose from the plate in 2011.
By indiaabroad
Friday Mar 26 8:40 AM
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Aparna Sen, whose long-awaited film 'The Japanese Wife' will soon be seen in the theatres, says she couldn't trust anyone but old favourite Rahul Bose to play Snehamoy, the Sundarbans schoolteacher who falls in love with a woman he's never met.
'To play Snehamoy, I needed an actor who would give me 200 percent,' Sen, who gets back to direction after '15 Park Avenue', told IANS in an interview.

'What is very difficult about Snehamoy's character is that he is a humdrum little man and yet he has something extremely extraordinary in that humdrum life. He has a Japanese wife whom he has never met. The bizarreness of the whole premise is utterly charming. It was difficult to trust anyone with that character except Rahul.'

After 'Mr. & Mrs. Iyer' (2002) and '15 Park Avenue' (2005), this is Sen's third film in a row with Rahul.

'You know what happens... a kind of understanding establishes and then it becomes very easy to work with that same actor. Many directors have done this. Satyajit Ray had used Soumitra Chatterjee in so many films,' she said.

'The Japanese Wife', based on a book by Kunal Basu, revolves around Snehamoy, a schoolteacher in the interiors of Sundarbans, West Bengal, and Migaya (Chigusa Takaku). They start off as pen pals, fall in love and even get married through letters. They don't meet each other even through 15 years of marriage.

Prior to 'The Japanese Wife', the story of every film the award-wining director had directed was her own.

'See, I would not be able to do anyone's story because I have always done film on my own story. In this case Kunal Basu and me... our mindset was similar. When I read the story, I used to often discuss it with Kunal. I used to send him my script at certain points. We talked over phone, exchanged SMSes, etc.

'I found it very easy to remain true to his story while I was fleshing it out. The film, of course, has its nuances. For instance, he didn't give the widow (played by Raima Sen in the film) a name in his story - as if it was a trivial character. In the film, I have given her a name and importance to her character too,' said Sen.

Sen's story has some resemblance to Anjan Dutta's Bengali play 'Priyo Bondu', where two classmates start communicating through letters. They continue even when they are middle-aged. In due course, they realise they are in love with each other but prefer to maintain the relationship over letters.

Asked to comment on that, she said: 'I have also heard 'Priyo Bondhu'. There they have met each other. In 'The Japanese Wife', they don't meet until the end of the story.'

Though she has earlier acted in her directorial ventures like 'Paroma' and 'Paromitar Ek Din', Sen now finds it difficult. And that is why, she said, she roped in Moushumi Chatterjee to play Maashi in the 'The Japanese Wife'.

'You know it's too much trouble directing and acting in the same film. Even in 'Iti Mrinalini', I have acted. But here I thought Moushumi is far more suitable than me.

'Moushumi has a very good sense of timing that makes her a very good actor also. Her eyes sparkle all the time. I wanted someone very vibrant and she was the only person I could think of. Where Rahul and Raima are very shy, don't talk too much, she is like a contrast to all of them,' she added.

Sen gave instructions to Japanese actress Chigusa Takaku through an interpreter.

'She can't speak a word of English so I directed her through interpreters. I don't know Japanese. Even when she came India for shooting, we had to keep interpreters for her. A girl studying Japanese in Santiniketan used to stay with her like a shadow. I was scared... what if she falls sick in the middle of the night, she won't be able to convey that to anyone.'
By galatta
Friday Feb 26 6:25 PM
Legendary actor Kamal Haasan's daughter Shruti Haasan's Kollywood debut opposite reigning actor Suriya in a film to be directed by talented A.R. Murugadoss is one of the major happenings in the South Indian film industry these days! While the shooting of this yet-to-be-titled flick, being simultaneously made in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, is all set to begin this week, we hear that the makers' original choice in the female lead of the film was Asin, but they finally chose Shruti Haasan instead of Asin as reportedly Shruti Haasan has a face which is more suited for Bollywood. To be produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin, this untitled film will have music by Harris Jayaraj. Ravi K. Chandran will be the cameraman. More details including the title, shooting schedule, cast and crew are awaited.

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Anjana's Sharp Skills!


By movietalkies
Wednesday Mar 24 4:32 PM
A business management degree holder and pure vegetarian… turns mercernary killer! Heyyy, hold your horses… Anjana Sukhani hasn't lost it, folks.
Rather, she lost her kool… over a swarm of mosquitoes wanting to have a taste of her celeb blood! The 'Golmaal Returns' gal swatted down a sizeable number of the offending creatures who invaded her make up van, as they were canning scenes for a film at a locale replete with lush greenery.
Sukhani, though, has a way with daggers. Co star Rehan Khan of 'Tum Milo Toh Sahi' ought to know. He shuddered inwardly as Sukhani zoomed into action for a knife throwing sequence in the Kabir Sadanand helmed flick. A couple of tries later... she got it right, even as a young Khan composed himself and producer Nikhil Panchamiya beamed a relieved grin.
The friendly barbs hurled at Sukhani later… are another matter altogether.

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By movietalkies

Wednesday Mar 24 4:32 PM
He's 'Wanted', she's 'Ready'. Reportedly, Deepika Padukone who was supremely eager to be cast alongside Salman Khan in Anees Bazmee's forthcoming flick has been elbowed out… in favour of Asin!
The Bazmee flick, a remake of a South blockbuster 'Ready', will showcase the 'London Dreams' duo, once again. Although, Vipul Shah's flick didn't exactly set the cash registers ringing, it helped to forge a good palship between Khan and Asin.
Reportedly, it was Khan who convinced Bazmee and producer Bhushan Kumar (T series) to lassoe in Asin as the female lead for the romantic comedy, readying to roll in June.
Surely strange, considering SK was all over the town gushing to media types about how keen he was on pairing up with Dippy onscreen!

'Kites' team starts new trend, premieres music on radio


By indiaabroad

Wednesday Mar 24 5:45 PM
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) The music of Hrithik Roshan's eagerly awaited film 'Kites' has been launched and this is the first time a movie album has premiered on a radio channel.
'I think, this is for the first time there is a music premiere happening on a radio channel, which is great. I am hoping for some good feedback,' Hrithik told reporters at the Radio Mirch studio here Thursday.

There has been a lot of buzz about the film and finally the promotion has started.

Asked how different the promotions will be from other movies, Hrithik said: 'I am not the marketing guy, so I am clueless. I am just an actor and am happy doing acting. I don't think on those terms.

'They (marketing team) must be doing something to promote the film. They will tell me what to do and I will do whatever I can do.'

Directed by Anurag Basu, 'Kites' will be released in both Hindi and English. The film is about two lovers and their thrilling journey filled with precious moments and unexpected betrayal.

Mexican actress Barbara Mori, who plays Hrithik's love interest in the movie, is expected to come down for the promotion activities of the movie set for a May 21 release.

'Yes, I think she will be coming down on the 20th of next month and help in promoting the film,' said Hrithik.

Kangana Ranaut also features in the movie, but she has not been highlighted so far.

'I really am not the person who decides on promotion and marketing. The film is a love story between Barbara and me. The idea to project the first promos of the film comes from the director's vision, what he wants to tell the audiences and that's how the promos are made,' said Hrithik.

Asked whether he has flown kites, Hrithik said: 'Yes, I remember papa used to teach me. We used to live on the 13th floor of a building... I was too small and I used to wonder that the kites seems so light but when it's flying, it's really hard to hold the 'manja' (string). I remember that really clearly because I could not hold it and it used to keep flying away from my hand.'


Rahman Goes Green Tunefully!
By MovieTalkies.com, 23 March 2010

 He's turning rivals green with envy…even as the 'Mozart of Madras' goes green himself! The heftily lauded A. R. Rahman will be rooting for the cause of the environment with his 'Jai Ho' world tour.

His concert will roll out the red, oops sorry, green carpet for attendees and will draw their attention to crucial issues such as global warming and climate change.

A Rahman source states, "Green carpets will be rolled out at the event and we're looking at having only non alcoholic beverages."

Reportedly, the concert will span 16 major cities worldwide touring Canada, US, France, Netherlands, Norway and the UK, among others.

Besides, Amy Tinkham, the famed choreographer and director, who in the past has teamed up with musical heavyweights such as Sir Paul McCartney and Britney Spears, will serve up her expertise to make the concerts truly unforgettable….
Vidya Calling Sabya
By MovieTalkies.com, 24 March 2010

Confessedly, Vidya Balan is a confirmed insomniac. And she grabs her first forty winks only in the wee hours of the morning… close to 3 a.m, that is.

A close source avers that Balan remains in chat mode with a rather stylish male and their nocturnal conversations extend for a verryyyyyyyyy loooooooonnnnnng time. Male in question: Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

The topline designer and the lissome star bond over …books! The duo discuss the plots and characters of the latest books that they're both reading in great detail, as they're both voracious readers.
No need to read more meanings into it…
Bips Turns The Tide…
By MovieTalkies.com, 24 March 2010

Bipasha Basu is canning scenes at her fave hotspot...Goa, for Rohan Sippy's 'Dum Maro Dum'. The Bengal bomb belle, however, is feeling all at sea. Hah, quite literally.

Apparently, her cushy deluxe room faces the aquamarine sea and pool… but Bips has got no time to swim! "I've been shooting all the while," groans the star in a media chat."I can see people enjoying themselves and having a blast in the water, and that makes me feel worse."

Admittedly, Bips can wade in "only about five feet of water." Earlier, she'd made up her celeb mind and taken swimming classes, but had to cut them short mid way owing to her cine assignments.

Presently, the frantic filming has taken it's toll… as Bips was unable to do her gym regime for two days. Fitness video, anyone?
SRK : Thick Skinned For One Crore!
By MovieTalkies.com, 23 March 2010

It's steel blue, crafted of reinforced latex and costs… a mere crore! Shah Rukh Khan has earned the right to beam as the owner of the costliest body suit in B town history, styled expressly for his role of a super hero in the Anubhav Sinha directed 'Ra.One'.

The special outfit, fitted with micro computer circuitry, was created for him in Los Angeles and SRK has unforgettable memories associated with it's fabrication.

The winning 'MNIK' star was required to stand in a 12x3 chamber, when the warm latex liquid would be slowly released until it reached his neck. Once the mould solidified, it was slit from the side and gently peeled off his celeb body. The process took close to an hour. A concealed zipper was used to join the two separated halves together.

Says a close insider, "The body suit is meant to provide both protection and flexibility. It acts as a tough exterior to minimise external injury, while it is flexible enough not to hamper movement while performing stunts."

Tough hide, Mr. Superstar?


Shilpa's Rocking IPL Reality!
By MovieTalkies.com, 23 March 2010

She'll be holding court… and courting controversy, pretty soon. After her stint as a judge with reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,' Shilpa Shetty Kundra has reportedly bitten the arbiter bait, yet again.

Reportedly, the saucy star has raked in a whopping sum to play judge on 'IPL Rockstars'. A close source states, "The show 'IPL Rockstars' required a star connected to the Indian Premier League. Shilpa was roped in coz' she definitely fitted the bill."

Channel 'Colors' aims to blend the nation's two mega passions: cricket and music together, by having 12 talented singers competing to be the 'IPL Rockstar 2010'

The kool Mrs Kundra will judge contestants based on their stage presence and crooning capabilities. Rocking judge for rockstar magic!
Ranbir, Deepika's Hotel Horror!
 By MovieTalkies.com, 23 March 2010

Their little cat and mouse, sorry, Kat and mouse game, is providing ample grist to the gossip mills. Ranbir Kapoor's romantic equation with Katrina Kaif has earned sheets of newsprint. And his now on, now off alliance with Deepika Padukone has sent tabloids into a tizzy.

Delhi courted a date with controversy recently, when Padukone checked into a swanky hotel for the canning schedule of 'Break Ke Baad,' her Imran Khan starrer.

A few days later, who should check in… but Ranbir Kapoor! Blissfully unaware, Ranby Boy stayed put until he got wind of this queasy development. But he swiftly swerved into damage control mode… and shifted to sibling Riddhima's newly styled apartment.

A close source states, "Since he was out of the country for over two months, Ranbir thought it was a good time to catch up with Riddhima."

Better excuses, Mr. Kapoor?
 Mugda Godse

Bollywood stunner Mugda Godse enthralled the crowd as she walked the ramp for Pria Kataaria Puri at the opening day of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010 in Mumbai. This and many more...

Little Ashes' gay sex scene was uncomfortable, says 'straight' Robert Pattinson


Tue, Mar 23 02:10 PM

New York, Mar 23 (ANI): 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson has said that he is 'straight' and was quite 'uncomfortable' doing gay sex scenes in "Little Ashes."
In the art house film, Pattinson plays Spanish artist Salvador Dali, who embarks on a sexual relationship with writer Frederico Garcia Lorca (played by Javier Beltran).
"We were both straight, but he was Spanish, so much more confident about being naked and stuff," the New York Daily News quoted Pattinson as telling London's Times.
However, the British heartthrob admitted that love scenes could be just as "awkward" with a girl.
For example, he said that for his on-screen romance with Emilie de Ravin in "Remember Me" was a closed set.
And despite all the precautions Pattinson took for the film - including "a little patch on your privates" - his sex scenes didn't go quite as smoothly as he had hoped.
"I'd spent so long taping [the patch] round myself and then literally it falls off within one second and it's taped to the sheet. You realize the whole crew are looking directly at your b--- crack," said Pattinson. (ANI)



Love Sex Aur Dhokha Movie Review

March 20, 2010 11:07:02 AM IST
By Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network

t's dark, distressing and deeply disturbing. But it's also the reality of the times we are living in. Dibakar Banerjee is no director with a penchant for candy floss cinema. His cinema is hard, riveting and deeply compelling. He can make you laugh as well as cringe in your seat with the hideous reality on screen. Bannerjee does not believe in pulling his punches.

The characters portrayed are all real; people you meet everyday. Kudos to the actors for pulling off such stunning performances, all of them. His execution of the film is path breaking. He has taken a risk and it has worked. Hand-held camera, jerky movements, low light indicated on the far left corner of the handy cam... it has it own charm.

Banerjee has depicted his story in three slots with three pair of actors. First up is Love. A final year student Rahul (Anshuman Jha) is wrapping up his project, a short film. He falls in love with his heroine Shruti. All seems hunky-dory as the two elope because her father has already arranged her marriage. They get married and she musters courage to inform her father, a hotheaded businessman with an equally hotheaded son. Father coaxes them to return saying it's okay. The young lovers, oblivious of the world and the wickedness around them have something deadly in store for them. Dhoka! 

Next follows Sex. A young, tech-savvy camera agency executive Adarsh (Raj Kumar Yadav) has installed spy cams in an upcoming mall. He has taken a loan he cannot repay. His friend encourages him to woo a salesgirl Rashmi (Neha Chauhan) he does not fancy, but who he thinks will be easy prey, catch the 'action' on camera and sell it for Rs 40,000. The entire process is like a reality show with Adarsh displaying all the tackiness of an uncultured youth and Rashmi falling for his 'concern'. The end here is deeply disturbing.

Final act, Dhoka. A young starlet Naina (Arya Devdutta) wants to make it to the music video of reigning pop artiste Loki Local (Herry Tangri). Loki promises her the role of a lifetime for a 'bout on the couch'. She succumbs; he decides to cast a Russian instead. Cheated, she attempts suicide where a 'sting journalist' who too has survived a series of suicide attempts saves her. Prabhat (Amit Sial) hits on the idea of catching Local on camera doing the 'act' and please his ever-demanding boss, as well as help Naina gets even.

What is very smart is the way Banerjee weaves the lives of all three couples to make it one smart movie. At first, it appears as three separate issues but the end surprises. Intelligent cinema.

It real and it's scary. Very scary. LSD is not for the faint-hearted.

Rating - 4/5