Priyanka Chopra Went Green?


Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is on a spree of firsts this year. After winning a national award recently for her role in "Fashion", the actress is now making a debut in an animated video in order to raise environment consciousness.

Produced by Red Dot Productions, it is an attempt to inspire people to take action such as saving water and electricity, planting trees and reducing pollution, as a part of the NDTV-Toyota Greenathon Campaign.

"It was the first time I shot for an animated video and I had to imagine everything as I was standing against a chroma screen... We were very sure about the fact that it had to appeal and connect with the audience and not be boring and preachy. The animation has made it visually appealing and interesting, " Priyanka said in a statement.

Priyanka who is also the ambassador of the campaign, will be seen in a mix of animation and real life sequences in the video.

Titled "Hawaaein, patte, paani", it has been penned by legendary lyricist Gulzar and composed by musician trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy.

In the video, the actress shows a polluted, dry and barren landscape and is looking for a solution. As she finds it, a green sapling sprouts out of the cracked earth.

She hands the sapling to a little girl, who gives it to carefree young people. These youngsters inspired by the little girl hand out saplings to people and urge them to think of the impact of their everyday actions on the planet. As these people take further such steps, Priyanka's world begins to change for the better.

The video will premiere on NDTV 24x7, NDTV India and NDTV Profit Wednesday. It can also be accessed on green.ndtv.com.

Hrithik Roshan's Waist Size Went Up To 34?


Hrithik Roshan had to put on some weight for his role as a paraplegic in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Guzaarish'.

According to Hrithik, his waist size went up to 34 for the first time in his life. The lean actor had to gorge on batata wadas and bhajiyas so that his weight shot up.

He, however, needs to lose all that weight now, for which he's gone back to his diet of boiled food, salad and egg- whites. Let's hope the handsome actor is back in shape soon and has girls drooling over him once again.

Anjana Sukhani Is For Adoption! Any Takers???


Anjana Sukhani now knows she doesn't have to worry if she ever needs to be adopted.

Recently, she put up a status message on a popular social networking site saying 'Locked out of my house, will someone adopt me?' and received a number of replies, from dull to wacky.

She put this up as her status when she recently got locked out of her house, forgetting the keys inside. She couldn't wait around as her neighbors weren't home. So, until she could arrange for the spare keys, she went online and set this as her status.

Anyhow, given the kind of replies she got, if the need ever arises for her to be adopted by someone, she'll have a lot of takers.

Sada Hates Aishwarya Look Alike Sneha Ullal


Newcomer Sada, who will be debuting in Bollywood with the film, 'Click', is already throwing her weight around quite a bit. She has issues with her co-star Sneha Ullal (remember the Aishwarya Rai look alike?).

Though Sneha isn't a top star, she is obviously more known than Sada. And that fact doesn't seem to be going down too well with the debutante.

Sada has clearly stated at events that she does not like Sneha's presence.

At a recent event, when a media person asked Sada her name, the newbie actress lost her cool and walked out of the event. What can we say?

All we hope is that Sada doesn't land in a soup because of her grumpiness this early into Bollywood.

Catch Aishwarya Rai & Akshay Kumar's Saturday Night Fever


More than 30 years after he made women weak in the knees with his pelvic thrusts in the 1977 hit "Saturday Night Fever", Hollywood star John Travolta has found an Indian avatar in Akshay Kumar, who has done some similar moves in the upcoming movie "Action Replayy".

A self-confessed Travolta and retro music fan, Akshay boasts of having watched the trend setting film number of times. He shakes a leg on Travolta's dance moves from "Saturday Night Fever" in a song in the romantic retro trip movie alongside Aishwarya Rai.

"The 1970s was full of energy, that is the reason why retro is hip. There is something about the fashion and music of that era which makes it so funky even today and perhaps it will always be that way, " Akshay said in a statement.

Directed by Vipul Shah, the time-travel caper is weaved around a story that progresses backwards in time.

Akshay and Aishwarya will be seen together after five years on the big screen. They were last paired opposite each other in Raj Kumar Santoshi's "Khakee".

Aamir Khan Resigned After Miffing With Media & Javed Akhtar


Miffed by media reports that he is trying to harm writers, Bollywood star Aamir Khan has resigned from the 10- member committee formed by the government to look into the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act.

"It seems to me that there is an attempt by certain people to attack me in public by printing lies about me, thereby turning the attention away from a genuine debate about copyright issues," Aamir wrote Tuesday to Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal.

According to media reports, at a recent meeting between producers and writers over the issue of royalties, Aamir tried to take the credit from the writers by saying that a song's popularity depends on the star it was picturised on and not on the lyricist's efforts.

His remarks apparently angered Javed Akhtar who said that the song "Papa kehte hain" became a hit despite the fact that Aamir was not a star at that time.

Aamir says he isn't comfortable facing such allegations.

"I am grateful to you for inviting me to be part of a committee to discuss the various issues regarding amendments to the Copyright Act. However in light of these public attacks on me I don't think I am comfortable to be part of this committee," he said in his letter to Sibal.

"I take great pride in my honesty and integrity, and attach an enormous amount of value to my sense of justice and fair play. Monetary achievements have never excited me. If they had, I would have acted in many more than one film a year, thereby being financially much richer than I currently am."

The actor's latest release "3 Idiots" broke several box office records. But he is not driven by monetary achievements and never hesitates to do challenging work, he said.

"Had I been driven by monetary achievements I would not have produced films that challenge the mainstream and break new ground, films like 'Lagaan', 'Taare Zameen Par' and 'Peepli Live', that most producers would hesitate to produce.

"I believe that what I have earned is the love and respect of my colleagues and my audience.

And this I have done through my work and through the manner in which I work. This is why such public attacks are most damaging to me emotionally and leave me crippled," Aamir wrote.

Aamir made his debut with Madan Sharma's "Holi" in 1984 but it was his cousin Mansoor Ali Khan's directorial venture "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak" that made him an overnight star. After that there was no looking back for Aamir.

In the letter, he also said that based on his long association with the industry, he has a lot to contribute to the ongoing debate, but cannot make any "meaningful contribution in this atmosphere".

"In the past 26 years of my involvement with the film industry, I may have made mistakes, but never have I knowingly been dishonest or unfair in my dealings, whether as an assistant director, actor, producer or director.

"I feel I have a lot to contribute to the ongoing debate but I cannot make any meaningful contribution in this atmosphere. Aggression of this type leaves me feeling very disillusioned and sad and I am unable to function.

"Therefore I request you to accept my resignation from this committee and please appoint another person in my place," he wrote.

"I believe that amendments to the Copyright Act are long overdue and I am so happy that a person like you is spearheading this movement. I believe that the changes that you are bringing about in the sphere of education are so dynamic, progressive and positive, that I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that you will do the same in the field of copyright."

The panel also includes Javed Akhtar, Boney Kapoor, Mukesh Bhatt, Vishal Bharadwaj, Vishal Dadlani, Prasoon Joshi, Anjum Rajabli, Madhu Manthena and Bhushan Kumar.

Esha Deol Have Best Calves To Display


Esha Deol, in her own words, is bruised black and blue. This month after participating in a camel race in Jaisalmer and doing road stunts in Goa for her mother's production Tell Me Oh Khuda, Esha can barely move a limb.

“The director Mayur Puri and the fight master Parvez Bhai forgot I was all said and done, a girl and therefore delicate in my own way. This has been the most physically demanding experience of my life, ” says Esha wincing in pain.

Twenty-six years after Hema Malini got on a camel in the Rajasthan deserts to sing the haunting Ae dil-e-nadaan in Kamal Amrohi's Razia Sultan, Esha rode the camel like a pro in Jaisalmer.

Protests Esha, “In Razia Sultan Mom was singing on the camel. I was wincing in pain. For ten days I rode the camel like a professional for a camel race along with Arjan Bajwa, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Sudhandhu Pande.

I was the only girl in the team. But people seemed to forget that. But if I may say so, I had the best calves on display in the typical Rajasthani camel-rider's costume, the kurta lungi and all.”

For the first few days Esha was in a daze. “The seat on top of the camel is so rough and so unfriendly to comfortable riding, my knees and inner thighs were constantly bruised.

When my mother saw I was hurt she was livid. But I told her to chill. And we continued shooting on the camels for a good week after that. Now I can call myself an expert camel rider.”

Esha's training in kick-boxing held her in good stead. “For the last two years I've subconsciously been training for this film. I needed to get physically fit. Which I've done. And I needed to mature emotionally. That too, I think, I've achieved.”

Esha says shooting Tell Me Oh Khuda has been like shooting three different films.

“We shoot in three different continents with three different cinematographers. So it's like doing three different films. In Turkey I shot with Rishi Kapoorji and in Jaisalmer I'm shooting with Vinod Khannaji.”

Now Esha wants to bring her father Dharmendra and mom Hema together for the last segment of the film.

“It's a dream for me to have them in the same film as me, so that one day I can tell my grandchildren, 'I made this happen.'. And I will make it happen.”

Aishwarya Rai Proved That She Is The Bahu No.1


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is yet to recover from the bouts of fever that seems to have caught the pretty actress. But surprisingly, despite her illness, she is heard to have visited hubby Abhishek Bachchan's nani (maternal grandmother) on latter's birthday in Bhopal.

Abhishek confirms, “Aishwarya is much better, but still not 100 percent. But because she's my nani's favorite so she made the trip to Bhopal. She will be back to fighting fit.”

Abhishek's sister Shweta Bachchan-Nanda along with her family joined Abhishek and Aishwarya on the visit to their nani's place.

“We made a surprise trip to Bhopal last night. It was my nani's 80th birthday. Her expression to see all her grandchildren was priceless.”

Well, that's sounds really thoughtful on Abhishek's part. As far as Aishwarya is concerned she seems to be managing her 'Bahu Dharm' quite nicely.

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Katrina Denied Sex Tape Rumours, Found Solace In Diamonds?


Katrina Kaif, these days is busy with the promotion of her forthcoming film 'Raajneeti' in which she will be seen in a de- glam look.

Now the news is that this sexy actress also has her best friend accompanying her where ever she goes. And well her best friend is none other than- Diamonds!

A friend of Katrina said, “Katrina feels that diamonds are a symbol of security that you can pass on to the next generation. And that is why they are so special to every woman. She firmly believes that diamonds are a women's best friend.”

Apart from promoting her latest film, Katrina is also busy clarifying about the sex tape, allegedly of her younger sister Isabel Kaif. Katrina appealed to everyone that they shouldn't believe in such fraudulent claims.

Well we can understand the concerns of sis Katrina toward Isabel, who by the way is making headlines for all the wrong reason even before entering B-town.

Aishwarya Rai Is Much Better Now!


Aishwarya Rai, who was down with high fever and a sore throat for past four days, is now recuperating well, informs her father-in-law, veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan.

"Many have inquired after Aishwarya's health. Thank you. She repairs well and even though there are some remnants of the ailment persisting, she has decidedly improved in her condition, " Amitabh posted on his blog.

"We have all been with her and by her side. Abhishek has come away from his shootings and I have come away from my incessant TV interviews on 'Teen Patti', " he added.

Aishwarya was unable to talk or swallow food due to her condition, Amitabh had earlier informed.

Abhishek, who came down to be with her from his shoot for "Crooked", says that his wife is now improving.

"Aishwarya is much better. I'd like to think it's all the TLC (tender loving care), " he posted on his Twitter page. "But think it's got more to do with all your wishes and concern. And of course...Of course antibiotics lend slight support. But why let medication take all the credit when we can share it?"

The actress was shooting for Vipul Shah's "Action Replay" in Manori in northern Mumbai when she returned home with high fever.

Priyadarshan Wants To Say Sorry To Shahrukh Khan & Karan Johar


The prolific Priyadarshan's reputation after his television appearance calling the conflict between the Shiv Sena and Shah Rukh Khan a publicity stunt, has put him in the 'block' list of many important cellphones in Mumbai.

Predictably Priyan pleads innocence. “I was quoted out of context. I'd never speak like that about Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar. They've both been very nice to me. If I've hurt either of them I apologize to them publicly, and would like to add that in any conflict between filmmakers and politicians I'd naturally and inevitably support my own fraternity.”

Priyadarshan wanted to call his new film with Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu and Akshay Khanna Ishaq. In fact he had all but finalized the title when to his horror Priyan found out that a film entitled Ishqiya is already out.

“Vishal Bhardwaj beat me to it!” laughs Priyan. “He took the title Ishqiya. And once that was out there was no point in calling my film Ishaq. So we've named it Garam Hawa after M S Sathyu's classic.”

Priyan hopes to live up to the title of Sathyu's film. “I'm not such a bad filmmaker, you know. If I'm the director of De Dana Dan I also made Kancheevaram.”

Shahid Kapoor Said At least Respect My Dad If Not Me


Shahid Kapoor is amused that his father Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut "Mausam" is being likened to Tom Cruise's "Top Gun" just because he plays an air force officer in the film.

"I am relatively new to the industry but at least respect my dad's credibility as a film personality. 'Mausam', which actually is a working title, has nothing to do with 'Top Gun' except for the fact that Tom Cruise played the role of a naval flight officer while in 'Mausam' I play an air force officer, " Shahid told.

"Other than that, there is no similarity whatsoever since my dad has written an entirely original story and screenplay of the film, " he said.

The young actor says his father's credibility should be kept in mind by those floating rumours that "Mausam" is a remake of "Top Gun".

"My father's career spans more than 25 years and he has been known for his original work even as an actor. This is the reason why he has acted in only 35-odd movies despite getting so much critical acclaim. Do you think that for his own film as a director, he would end up remaking another film, " he said.

"I don't know how someone just picked the Tom Cruise angle just because I play a uniformed officer in my film. On the contrary, 'Mausam' is a love story, " said Shahid.

The leading lady of this 'love story' has not yet been decided, but work is on to get the entire pre-production in place for "Mausam", which will go on floors in April.

"I am glad that I have full two months to prepare for the role. I have a lot of time now to give to the film and since I am not working on anything else in the interim, I have requested dad that he allow me to work on some other departments in the film as well.

"I am quite interested in contributing to 'Mausam' other than just being an actor and I am sure dad would be sympathetic enough to give me an opportunity."

Shahid is not signing up for any other new film. So will it be only one film at a time from now on?

"That's not really the case. Also, it's not that just because it is dad's film, I am giving it any extra attention. 'Mausam' is the kind of film that an actor should be doing in a single stretch without working on anything else.

"The script is such that as an actor, I have to dedicate all my time and presence to it. It's more to do with the subject and the character than anything else and you'll see it for yourself once the film releases, " he said.

Shahid would next be seen in Ahmed Khan's "Paathshaala", which releases in April, "Milenge Milenge" with Kareena Kapoor in the same month and Parmeet Sethi's directorial debut for Yash Raj Films in June.

Ich liebe Oish (I Love You All) Shahrukh Khan


Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has a huge fan following in Germany, tried to learn German while he was in Berlin, but says he is not good with learning new languages.

"'Ich liebe oish' is the second thing I learnt in Germany. They said 'oish' means all... as in 'I love you all'. Not good with languages. Just about make it in Hindi and English. But I know so many people who pick up languages so fast. It astounds me, " Shah Rukh posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

King Khan left a trail of swooning fans at the red carpet premiere of his "My Name Is Khan" in Berlin and the tickets for the film were sold out in five seconds at the fest.

Fans had not slept all night to keep their places in the queue despite the sub-zero temperature.

Smita Was Not Happy Doing Rain Song That She Cried


Pratik and not Abhishek Bachchan will pay the lead in Goldie's film.

Shooting in the Mumbai streets in movies about life in the metropolis has become a way of life for Pratik Babbar. Last month he shot for Raghav Dar's My Friend Pinto on the Mumbai streets. Now during the whole of July Pratik will be on the streets of Mumbai shooting in the pelting rain for a thriller set in the monsoon.

Remember Smita Patil's celebrated song in the rain Aaj rapat jayen with Amitabh Bachchan in Namak Halal?

Apparently Smita was so unhappy doing a rain song that she cried after she came home.

One hopes Pratik likes the rain more. Goldie will shoot the entire film tentatively entitled Copycat in the rains.

Says the director, “It's gritty realistic romantic thriller set on the streets of Mumbai during the rains. We'll be shooting from July through the monsoon.”

Goldie didn't want artificial studio rains for the film. But he did want Pratik for the lead.

Says Goldie, “There's something special about that boy, besides the fact that he looks so much like his mother. He suits the role perfectly.”

A new girl will star opposite Pratik. A short-list of hopefuls has been drawn up and Goldie would take his best-friend and almost-brother Abhishek's help to choose the finalist for the female lead.

Priyanka Chopra On Date With Shahrukh Khan Valentine's Day?


Priyanka Chopra's single status didn't come in the way of her Valentine's Day celebrations at all - she celebrated it by watching "My Name Is Khan".

"Hey guys on my way to see MNIK. My Valentine's Day gift to myself! Yay! Excited, " Priyanka posted on her Twitter page.

The actress is currently in Las Vegas for the shooting of "Anjaana Anjaani", which also features Ranbir Kapoor and Zayed Khan.

Amitabh Bachchan Ko Gussa Kion Ata Hai?


Megastar Amitabh Bachchan brought back memories of his 'angry young man' days when he came here Monday for the promotion of his upcoming film "Teen Patti" in a visibly upset mood -- for reasons unknown.

Clad in a white pin-stripe black suit, white shirt and pink tie, the 67-year-old, who is known for his punctuality, was two hours late for the promotion of the film.

The actor entered the event with a noticeable miffed look and picked a seat not meant for him.

When a PR agent informed him that he was to be seated in the centre where his nameplate was assigned to him, he asserted: "Just change the card".

Asked by a scribe how he maintained his innocence despite his success and whether it was courtesy the values inherited from his father, Big B who was trying to answer looked at the gawking male debutants from "Teen Patti" and said: "What are you looking at?"

He then answered: "People like these (pointing at the audience) keep me going."

The 67-year-old was at the Gold Souk mall here alongside the cast and crew of the film which included producer Ambika Hinduja, director Leena Yadav, R. Madhavan and newcomers Siddharth Kher, Dhruv Ganesh, Vaibhav Talwar and Shraddha Kapoor.

A source who was present at the event said about Amitabh's mood: "Amitji is probably angry because of the questions he was asked by a TV journalist...."

Releasing Feb 26, "Teen Patti" is about greed and deception with the background of high-stake gambling. Apart from Amitabh in the lead, it also stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Raima Sen and Saira Mohan in important roles.

The film also boasts of special appearances by Ajay Devgn, Jackie Shroff, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ranjeet, Shakti Kapoor and Tinnu Anand.

Amruta Patki Fainted In The Heat?


Former Miss India Earth 2006 Amruta Patki has finally entered Bollywood and will be shortly seen in the film Hide & Seek. A tete-a-tete with the model-turned-actor.

How did you bag this role?
Apoorva Lakhia (producer) was auditioning a dozen new girls for this film and I got lucky.

So what's the character of Gunita Sodhi in Hide & Seek?
I'm playing the character of Gunita who belongs to a filthy rich family which eventually makes her a snob (Laughs). Nothing else matters to this girl until, of course she falls in love with Om Jaiswal (Purab Kohli).

This makes an interesting love triangle with me, Purab Kohli and Mrinalini Sharma who is playing Jyotika and Om's love interest.

So along with this love triangle, Hide & Seek is a suspense flick which is based on 6 best friends whose terrible past catches up with them due to a fun game they played as kids called Hide & Seek on a X'mas night.

Is it true that you fainted during the shoot of Hide & Seek?
Well, I'll tell you something, acting in a film is not a cakewalk! We were shooting in Ahmedabad for Hide & Seek and the temperature touched a 50 degree Celsius so the heat caught on to me and I fainted.

So how was the experience to work in a film for the first time?
As I said it was not a cake walk but it wasn't that bad either because in every field, one has to struggle in some way or the other. Anyway I love watching suspense films and I'm more than glad to be a part of one.

What kind of films do you want to do in future?
As a debutant, I've no limitations on what genres of films I would like to do as this is a learning phase. I want to grow as an actress instead of being a celebrity and do all kinds of films like comedy, romance, serious etc.

Tell us about your experience with the cast and crew of Hide & Seek?
I got a lot of support from both Apoorva Lakhia and Shawn and the rest 6 of us had a lot of fun during our shoots. It will be a memorable experience forever.

What do you do in your free time?
I like listening to good music and reading books.

Kangana & Dino Morea Shared A Smoking HOT Goodnight Kiss To Eachother?


Dino Morea, who is often spotted with her girlfriend Nandita Mehtani, delivered a shocker at Sanjay Dutt and Manyata's wedding anniversary bash when he was seen getting cosy with petite Kangana Ranaut.

A leading daily splashed images of the duo getting intimate with each other but whether it was a full-blown smooch or just a peck on the cheek isn't visibly clear.

Confirming the news, a source told, “It was a well attended affair and several couples like Shilpa and Raj Kundra, Sunil and Mana Shetty, Fardeen and Natasha Khan, David Dhawan and wife Lalli, besides some others like Kirron Kher and Amar Singh were present.

Dino, who made an appearance sans his steadiest girlfriend Nandita Mahatani, had lots to talk about with Kangana Ranaut. Before long, they were chatting away so intimately that it was difficult to believe that this was their first proper meeting at a private party.”

And when it was time to leave, Dino hugged Kangana and planted a kiss.

“Interestingly, when they both decided to leave at the same time, they hugged each other rather warmly and the peck on the cheek was as hot as it gets. In the lobby, as they waited for their cars, a happy Dino couldn't resist hopping on a kiddie car lying there, which made Kangana burst into delighted laughter, ” adds the source.

We certainly hope that Nandita is not reading this.

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Lets Have A Date With Sophia Choudry


With her latest album SOS-Sound of Sophie topping charts at an escalating pace Sophie has much reason to celebrate. And now there is great news for all those fans and admirers of Sophie Choudry too!

Apparently, the tech savvy Sophie, who has recently got her own channel on the popular website You Tube is running a contest named 'Sophie Ko Mohabbat Sikhade' where people can upload a video of themselves talking about what they think about love and the most romantic thing they have ever done.

Aiming to build interaction with her fans Sophie hopes to engage people through this contest. The winner of the contest gets to go on a date with none other than the scintillating Sophie.

Certainly this move of hers will surely grab all the attention and would turn the spotlight on her, something we believe she loves to bask in!

Akshay Told Only Hot Katrina Kaif For Tees Maar Khan


There were reports that the title of "Tees Maar Khan" may go through a change as lead actor Akshay Kumar was not happy with it. But producer Shirish Kunder says the whole controversy was "fabricated".

"Perhaps pages were required to be filled in and a news around our film made for a spicy story. I guess someone just fabricated an entire article about Akshay being unhappy with the title, " said Kunder about the film which will be directed by his wife, Farah Khan.

The filmmaker, who has earlier directed Akshay in "Jaan-E-Mann", said: "Do you know that most of the compliments that we have received so far on the film have been around the title? There is no point changing it since it truly reflects the spirit of the film. If it had to change, it would have happened by now."

Many felt that the word Khan in the title would indicate some kind of connection with one of the top 'Khan' actors, something that didn't quite amuse Akshay.

"How idle minded can people get? Arrey, when you spell a word in Hindi, it has to be 'Khan' and not 'Kha'. Now we can't have our title as 'Tees Maar Khan' which would then lead people to say '....maar kha', get beaten up.

"Come on, it's a plain and simple humorous title that conveys the real spirit of the film. Our intention is not to create any controversy whatsoever."

Kunder's debut production has been surrounded by controversies since it was announced late last year.

If Farah Khan opting for Akshay instead of Shah Rukh Khan wasn't a good enough reason to set tongues wagging, there was a toss up for the leading lady between Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor.

"Well, there were quite a few top names in consideration as well as newcomers. But then no one was approached per se. Once we decided that Katrina Kaif was the best fit, we finalised her, approached her and got her on board. It's as simple as that. Anything else that was said or heard was plain speculation, " said Kunder.

Shooting of "Tees Maar Khan" will start March 1 and the filmmaker is planning to wrap it up by August.

Also starring Akshaye Khanna in a big role, "Tees Maar Khan" has music by Vishal and Shekhar and has already confirmed its global release date Dec 24.

This will be the first time in three years without an Aamir Khan film releasing on Christmas Eve. So this slot was up for grabs.

Christmas Eve releases in the last three years have been "Taare Zameen Par" (2007), "Ghajini" (2008) and "3 Idiots" (2009) -- all huge Aamir Khan successes.

Hungry Anjana Sukhani Is Surviving On Subway


Charming actress Anjana Sukhani is relishing the food of Subway restaurant these days. The reason for living on restaurant food is because her mommy is not at home these days to cook up homemade delicacies for the missy.

Apparently, Anjana’s mommy is out of town and has left her little princess in the care of a cook to make sure Anjana is fed well, but the ‘Jashn’ actress has rebelled against the cook as she does not like her cooking.

And as Anjana is no chef so she has decided to save her life with take-outs and seems like she is bowled over by Subway food. And Anjana has been gorging on Subway sandwiches not for a day or two but for 11 days straight. The delivery guy has been visiting her apartment twice a day!

With this speed Anjana will surely have to hit the gym and do some yoga and kick-boxing to get rid of those sinful calories!

Salman Khan Is Too Much For Someone


We are all aware of macho man Salman’s fan following, but never before has one heard of a fan who treats Salman Khan as god!

But it seems like the world is full of amazements! We hear a certain fan of Salman keeps a picture of him in his wallet and starts his day by looking at his picture, every single morning!

“A fan of Salman Khan wakes up every morning to Salman’s picture. Funnily enough we’ve heard of people starting their day by looking at god’s picture, but for this fan– Salman is God. His house is like a shrine dedicated to Salman, ” we hear from an eyewitness.

“The fan carries Salman’s picture in his wallet and keeps looking at it throughout the day– Salman is an inspiration to the fan. This guy follows all of Salman’s films avidly, his charitable works and his life in general, ” adds the witness.

We are sure that after knowing about this fan, Salman Khan would be eager to give darshan to him quite literally!

Salman Khan Is The Reason?


After Kajol, Shahrukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Salman Khan and Katrina now its time for Karan Johar to rag someone else and thus KJo has a whale of a time with John Abraham this week on ‘Lift Kara De’ and so will all the viewers.

Our source form the sets informs, “Karan ragged him about his fabulous abs by saying that he has last time saw john, coming out of the water in yellow shorts.

And that too looked overdressed according to Karan! John is game for all the ragging and John was surprised to see that his yellow shorts have assumed iconic proportions.”

“Most of the fans, who auditioned, came dressed in yellow shorts! If Karan remembers seeing him last time in yellow shorts then John remembers the first time he set eyes on Karan– as a contestant at the ‘Gladrags contest’ where Karan was the judge along with Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan who had draped the sash when he won, ” adds the source.

But the man, whose body sends the adrenaline rushing amongst women, gives the entire credit to Salman Khan. “Salman Khan is the reason for most Indians to go to the gym!”

Aishwarya Bedridden With High Fever?


Doting parents-in-law Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan are looking after Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai who is down with high fever and has been advised bed rest by doctors.

"Aishwarya has come back from the shoot in pain and distress. Doctors called, investigation done and medication registered to settle issues down, but it persists, " Amitabh Bachchan, posted on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.

Explaining the condition of his daughter-in-law, the Big B wrote: "There is high fever and an infection in the throat, cannot talk, cannot swallow. Sad and so concerned to see her in such a condition. Abhishek has been summoned from his shoot as Jaya and I attend to her."

Aiswarya was shooting for Vipul Shah's "Action Replay" in Manori in northern Mumbai and returned home with high fever.

Abhishek attended to his wife, but had to rush for his shooting schedule.

"The morning was spent with a rather unwell wife. But, work calls so off (to) the shoot for 'Crooked', " Abhishek wrote on his Twitter.

The Item Girl's Fixation?


While Bollywood has come a long way in its evolution since the turn of the millennium; the decade has certainly belonged to the ubiquitous item number.

The Bollywood producer’s version of a crowd-pleaser, item numbers have allowed stuffy film composers an easy entry into the country’s club scene, and have been a stepping-stone to redoubtable success for a plethora of actresses, dancers and what-have-you, all of whom are quite liberal in their skin-show and tag themselves simply as item girls.

But while the phenomenon of item numbers may have become a part of the common lexicon in the new millennium, in no way does this imply that the concept is anything new.

Indeed, far before some smart cookie coined the term “item number”, dexterous dancers were making their mark and etching their names for posterity on the canvasses of Bollywood, with acting skills to boot. In a look-back, let’s glances through some of the most famous item numbers and dancers of Bollywood of all time.

Helen- Long before the concept of item dancers was established, the coquettish Helen had etched herself in the Indian cine-goer’s mind as the eternal item girl.

As beautiful as her namesake from Troy, Helen was graceful, but never lewd; sexy, but never vulgar. She lent the concept a level of artfulness and sensuality that all the other item dancers who followed her, can only aspire to reach, but never really can.

And while she has everything from Sholay’s ‘Mehbooba Mehbooba’ and Caravan’s ‘Piya Tu Ab To Aaja’ to her credit, nothing really matches up to her first big hit, ‘Mera Naam Chin-Chin Choo’ from Shakti Samanta’s 1958 classic, Howrah Bridge, sung to perfection by the legendary Geeta Dutt.

Bindu- Who, but who, could have thought that a traditional, married Gujarati woman could look as sexy as Bindu did in the ‘60s and ‘70s?

The campiest and vamp-iest of the lot, Bindu was also the boldest actress through those decades. Although she also showed off her considerable acting skills in films such as Abhimaan and Chaitali, it was her bold image that made her an enduring sex symbol for the ages.

Films such as Hawas and Do Raste showcased her as the essential vamp, but without a doubt, it was her portrayal of Mona Darling, in Zanjeer, dancing to ‘Dil Jalon Ka Dil Jalake’ that established Bindu as a legend amongst item girls.

Aruna Irani- Long before she turned into the evil sister-in-law of her ‘80s films and the mother of her ‘90s roles, Aruna Irani was a vampy second lead regular during the ‘70s film circuit.

With her sultry eyes and smoldering looks, Aruna Irani was the go-to-girl for many a filmmaker looking to please the front-bencher crowd. Although she initially sought to make her mark as a heroine, eventually, she settled down in her image as a second-rung lead.

In films like Anokhi Raat and Buddha Mil Gaya, she excelled in her role as a visual distraction from the story on screen, but it is the Hema Malini-starrer Jyoti, with its chart-busting hit ‘Thoda Resham Lagta Hai’, that Aruna Irani’s more sultry days are remembered for.

The ‘80s Girl- The ‘70s and ‘80s had a bevy of girls looking to fill the space vacated by the top triumvirate of item dancers, Helen, Bindu and Aruna Irani.

The range extended from the likes of the coquettish Padma Khanna, to the sexy Asha Sachdev and Prema Narayan, to out-and-out garish Kalpana Iyer and Jayshree. Between them, these beauties had the item song market cornered, and many a famous tracks were picturized on them.

If Jayshree had songs like ‘Naach Meri Jaan’ with Mehmood from Main Sunder Hoon, then Asha Sachdev had the suggestive ‘Jis Kaam Ko Dono Aaye Hain’, from the Jitendra-starrer ‘Ek Hi Rasta’, while Kalpana Iyer had the disco genre cornered through the ‘80s and Prema Narayan sizzled her swimming costume with a host of other beauties in ‘Mausam Mastana’ from Satte Pe Satta..

Biapsha Basu Missed John When She Was Under Attack In Delhi


If John Abraham had been with Bipasha in Delhi last week the ugly incident at a 5-star hotel would not have happened. Unfortunately John couldn’t accompany Bipasha to Delhi at the last minute.

Says Bipasha, “I missed him when I was under attack in Delhi. He has been a pillar of strength throughout the making and marketing of my fitness video.John is always there for everything I do.

Being a Capricorn I like to do everything on my own. Emotionally I need tremendous support from all my loved ones including my parents and John. But when it comes to my work I’m fiercely independent. I’ll only take advice from someone who shares my passion, like John does.”

John would be up in the middle of the night helping Bipasha with the video.

Fondly the lady in love says, “I’d be up at 3 am scripting my video and I’d poke him awake to get his feedback. He would give his inputs no matter how tired or sleepy. He has been a great help.He’s always there for me. He has been a wonderful support.”

Says Bipasha, “This was my baby project. No one had shot a fitness video before. It provides a 25-minute fitness regime with all the shot posturing being made very clear on camera so that the audience would be led into the exercizes shot by shot.

I’ve never done anything like this. I did it all by myself, with the help of a team. I wanted maximum eyeballs for this.

A lot of hard work has gone into it. Eight months of toil. Even at the gym I kept working on the video.Creating content was easier. But putting it together and taking it out for people was new to me. “

Bipasha’s emotional and physical contours have changed.

“I’ve worked out for the last six years. I’ve done all kinds of exercizes. But in the last eight months while trying to put forward a regime for my fitness video I ended up following the same regime. With each passing year I think my physical fitness is getting better.”

And now John Abraham thinks Bipasha has the best body in show business.

Bipasha laughs, “He could be biased because he’s my boyfriend.We’ve been told we’re the sweetest and fittest couple in our gym.That means a lot to us. It’s not just the body that makes an individual attractive. You’ve to have a face and a personality to match.We’re in a visual medium. And I’ve to admit most of my colleagues look good, both men and women.”

Initially Bipasha wanted to do the fitness video only for her friends. “There were so many unhealthy people around me. Every time I’d try to push them into the gym they’d say they’ve no time. My music video is for busy, lazy, shy and non-privileged people who can’t afford the gym fees.

I wanted it to be concise execizes that could be done in just 25 minutes and I didn’t want them to look intimidating, like ‘Oh my God only Bipasha Basu can do them.’ The idea was to make it fun and easy.

The best thing is, a lot of my friends and journalists started following my fitness video from a day after it was released. I wanted to to be comprehensive and that included precautionary measures to make sure no injury happened.”

The song ‘Love yourself’ was sung by Monali while Bipasha did some parts of the song.

Sighs Bipasha happily, “The concept ‘Love Yourself’ has clicked. People have always asked me why I look so content. That’s because I like myself.

Everyone has an added passion besides their main vocation. John has bikes. Likewise I’m passionate about health and the mechanics of the human body. Whether it’s yoga, swimming or running. Anything that helps me remain physically fit is good for me.”

Bipasha hopes to inspire a lot of people. “Fitness and health are becoming really big in India. Everbody wants to be fit. I’m glad I came out with my health video at this time.”

Bipasha plans to release fitness video every six months. “I already have the idea for the next fitness video.I’ll so something completely different in my next. The first one was tiring because I was groping in the dark. The second and third will be far smoother.

Sometimes working on the first fitness video was like banging the head against my wall.Sometimes I had to remind people on my team this was a fitness not a music video. I was like Goddess Durga protecting my project. This is one baby that had nothing to do with John.”

Neetu Chandra - When Baba Calls, You Just Go


When it comes to religious sentiments, it’s a known saying that god calls his devotees himself. Neetu Chandra experienced when she decided impromptu to take a road trip to Shirdi.

"I think it was the way of God to call me to his place. Kehte hain ki jab Baba bulaate hai toh aapko jaana hi hota hai.

Same happened to me as well the moment I woke up on Wednesday. Never before had I felt such a strong urge to visit Shirdi but this was something else.

I couldn't think of anything else and just started getting ready for the quick trip, " says Neetu Chandra who was accompanied by her mother and brother.

Since 2010 is anyways turning out to be quite eventful for Neetu, she has now decided to pray for her professional success and personal happiness.

"I am going to thank Baba for all the good feedback that came my way for 'Rann'. I also have some major releases coming up so I am going to pray for them too. But above all, I am also going to fight with Baba for the success of my friends which is long due.

I have a couple of close friends who are not from the industry, are very talented and deserve all the success coming their way. However, it appears that Baba is just testing them out.

I am going to question him that why isn't he being considerate to them. If he doesn't do the needful after this trip of mine, I will make sure that I pack my bags all over again and visit him to get into a fight, " Neetu adds.

KATRINA KAIF- Learning bhojpuri language

It might be interesting to know that beautiful and sexy Celeb of Bollywood katrina is now interested in learning new languages. This half British celeb had to take up Hindi lessons when she just joined the industry as she was week in Hindi and today Katrina Kaif is among the leading damsels in Bolly industry.

But this is more interesting to know that now this sexy siren of bollywood is now adressing her fans in a few Bhojpuri words. Recently, she had been to Bihar for the promotion of her movie 'Raajneeti' and made an effort to address her fans in Bhojpuri. Though she can not speak it perfectly and made some small errors, her effort was still appreciated.

Katrina is one of the most brilliant and talented actresses of Bollywood who came up with no filmy bacground and had always attempted to learn new things, new languages and that is why she is one of the most sought after stars in the industry.

Is That Really Not Katrina's Sister Isabella In That Raunchy Video


Katrina Kaif has set a new trend– she's merging business with a social cause and we are impressed!

Katrina's brands have been doing exceptionally well after having Katrina on board and are now passing on the goodwill to her mother's charity that work with unwanted and abandoned baby girls.

Reveals a source, “Katrina Kaif is the first Bollywood star to initiate brands into tying up with charitable trusts- in fact a certain diamond brand in question has just tied up with Katrina's mother Susanna's charitable organization Relief Projects India.”

We come to hear that this donation is an approximate 50 lakhs and many of Katrina's other brands are also contemplating such tie-ups.

So do we hear her contemporaries chasing to follow suit?

Katrina Kaif will soon be seen next in Farah Khan's 'Tees Maar Khan' alongside Bollywood Box office King Akshay Kumar. Talking about her co-star Katrina says, “He's my comfort zone, working with the same actor time and again doesn't provide any challenges, but with Akshay in the same frame, I am more at ease with my performance.”

Talking about her sister Isabella's name being dragged to the raunchy video episode, Kat says, "The video has been circulating for the last six months and it's absolutely fake! "

"My mom is freaking out over certain stories appearing in the papers and is planning to legal action. Even YouTube knows it's a fake video and that it's not Isabella.

I request people not to harm a minor (Isabella is 17 years old) by carrying these fake videos. Do you think this video would be floating around for so many months if it was true?" she adds.

Not Any Big Actress Wanted To Be Jessica Lal?


Rajkumar Gupta’s film, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, stars Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan as a journalist and Sabrina Lal, Jessica’s sister, respectively.

However, this has lead to a problem in casting a popular actress to play Jessica Lal, as her role is comparatively very small.

Since the director and the producers have no choice, they will have to settle on a newcomer for Jessica.

According to sources, actresses who had been approached for Jessica’s role backed off as soon as they found out that Vidya and Rani had the big roles.

Rajkumar Gupta, the director, however states that their reason for choosing a newcomer for Jessica is so that the audience feels the impact of the crime which will happen only if the girl is a new face.

Anurag Basu Will Direct Abhishek Bachchan Himself


It looks like Anurag Basu's proposed project with Abhishek Bachchan will have to wait.

Producer Goldie Behl who recently announced a film starring Abhishek Bachchan to be directed by Anurag Basu to be produced under Goldie's banner Rose Movies, has now decided to first direct his own film starring Abhishek Bachchan before going on to Anurag's film.

Goldie says he doesn't want to wait as long as he did between his first directorial undertaking Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai and his second Drona to make his third film.

Says Goldie, “There was a gap of seven years between my first and second film. I got distracted by many things. I don't want to wait at all to start my next film. ”

Goldie is the process of locking in on his third directorial venture to start shooting before the year ends. Abhihek Bachchan's presence is a given.

“I can't dream of making a film without him. He's my brother, ” says Goldie emotionally.

However the reason why Anurag Basu's project has been moved forward is a little more complicated. Basu is busy with the pre-production of his film starring Ranbir Kapoor. His project with Abhishek for Goldie Behl has been pushed to the next year.

Says Goldie, “That's true. Anurag starts anothers film before he starts mine. That's an important project for our banner because it is the first production from Rose Movies to be made by an outside director since my sister Shristi and I took over.

If you remember, my father Ramesh Behl had started the banner by giving a chance to Ravi Nagaich to direct The Train. With Anurag Basu we hope to carry forward the tradition of using promising directors. Anurag has come up with a wonderful concept. ”

Unfortunately Anurag's script is far from ready. So Goldie gets to direct Abhishek first.

Pooja Chopra The Miss India Decide Not To Enter In Bollywood


Beauty queen Pooja Chopra, who was crowned Femina Miss India World 2009, says she is "not in a hurry for Bollywood".

"There are a few scripts that have come my way. I won't say none of them is exciting but the fact is I am not in a hurry to get into Bollywood. I am not very keen in trying my hand in the industry as of now. If I get something very interesting, I would definitely think about it, " Pooja Chopra, who was here for the inauguration of Richfeel Trichology Centre, told.

She feels the script and the director are important elements for success of a movie.

"The director and script have more importance for me than who would be my co-star. I don't have a specific list of actors to work with but definitely would like to go for a big banner like Karan Johar and Red Chillies Entertainment production house, " she added.

Richfeel Trichology Centre offers solution to all hair and scalp problems. "Richfeel's collaboration with Miss India has been from a very long time, and after experiencing it myself I can say it is good. It is good to endorse a brand in which you really believe. "

The 24-year-old is keeping herself busy with a lot of fashion events, public appearances, shoots and endorsements.

Shahid & Anushka Are In A YRF's Badmaash Company?


Actor Parmeet Sethi's directorial debut, being produced by Aditya Chopra, under the Yash Raj Films banner has finally found a title - "Badmaash Company".

The film starring Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang and Vir Das is a story set in the 1990s in Mumbai.

It revolves around four young friends who get together to start a company and their business becomes an instant hit because they find a way to beat the system.

The film is set to hit screens May 7, 2010.

Hrithik Roshan Says To Go To Watch My Name Is Khan Movie


Superstar Hrithik Roshan has finally joined the micro-blogging site Twitter and in his maiden message he urged fans to go and watch Shah Rukh Khan starrer "My Name Is Khan".

"Spread humanity with a vengeance, go watch 'My Name Is Khan'...and for the record, my name is Hrithik Roshan, " he posted as his first Tweet.

Shah Rukh is courting controversy for favouring Pakistani cricketers' inclusion in the Indian Premier League (IPL) - a stand which has cast a shadow over the release of his film "My Name Is Khan".

Hrithik received a warm welcome from his close friends, filmmaker Karan Johar as well as actors Abhishek Bachchan and Genelia D'Souza on the social networking site.

"One of my closest friends and one of the finest actors I know is here! Hrithik Roshan...give him love Tweeple!" posted Johar, whose controversial film "My Name Is Khan" is finally releasing Friday.

Abhishek said: "Please welcome my dear friend to the chaos!"

And Genelia welcomed him saying, "Twitterverse".

The 36-year-old is awaiting the release of his much-hyped film "Kites", which is being co-produced by his father Rakesh Roshan's Filmkfraft and Reliance BIG Cinemas. It is set to hit screens May 21.