Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mallika Sherawat & Vivek Oberoi In KLPD


Its official, Mallika Sherawat has been signed opposite Vivek Oberoi in Amit Chandrra’s KISMAT LOVE PAISA DILLI (KLPD). Incidentally the film has been in the headlines off late as it was taken to be the sequel to the Director Sanjay Khanduri’s 2007 sleeper hit EK CHALLIS KI LAST LOCAL, with the name GYARAH CHALLIS KI LAST METRO doing the rounds. However the most interesting facet of the development of this film is the signing of Mallika Sherawat.
The source also goes onto add that when Sanjay and Amit approached Mallika with the script of KLPD that had the actress playing a parallel lead to the actor, Mallika readily agreed to do the film as she felt the role was too good to let go off and was excited to play a content driven lead, which she hasn’t done ever since PYAR KE SIDE EFFECTS, in which her performance was highly appreciated.
Mallika is to play a Delhi based Punjabi bombshell who gets caught in a adventurous journey when she misses the last Metro home. Mallika would soon be back to Mumbai as the film goes on floors. On touching base with Amit Chandrra the producer of the film he stated that the film is called KISMAT LOVE PAISA DILLI (KLPD) and the film is not a sequel to EK CHALIS KI LAST LOCAL but a new story. The only similarity between the two films is that they are comical thrillers. The filmhas three elements Kismat, Love and Paisa coming together in one crazy fun night in Delhi, hence the title KISMAT LOVE PAISA DILLI was apt.

Tia Bajpai : The Haunted Girl Is Thankful To Vikram Bhatt


From HAUNTED, newcomer Tia Bajpai has moved on to another film LANKA where she is playing a tormented character. To enact two tough roles at the verybeginning of her career was a tough call for Tia and if she has managed to get it right without many hiccups, she has her mentor Vikram Bhatt to thank.
‘I am lucky that I worked with someone like Vikram sir in my first film,’ Tia sounds delighted here, ‘That experience is coming in handy for all the work that I am doing now. It has become far better for me to understand the nuances better.’
However, since it was director Maqbool Khan and not Vikram Bhatt calling the shots for LANKA (Vikram is basically presenting the film), didn’t she miss her mentor’s presence on the sets?
”Since Maqbool anyways knew the script inside out, I didn’t feel like reaching out to anyone else for help or guidance. Also, the best part about Sir is that he doesn’t interfere,’ she says, ‘He gave Maqbool full freedom to make the film in the way he wanted and never came up with this command that ‘See, I am Vikram Bhatt so listen to me’. That really worked for everyone involved.”
As is a known fact, this modern day tale has Manoj Bajpai playing Raavan while Arjan Bajwa is enacting the part of Vibhishan. Even though the makers claim that they have taken reference from a real life incident, can one really ignore the religious element to the story?
”See, in any case none of us are named after any of the mythological characters; the only pointer here is Lanka and that basically is an indicative of the empire that Manoj’s character has built in Bijnor,’ says Tia, ‘I don’t see why anyone’s religious sentiments should be hurt.”
LANKA releases all over this Friday.

Ranveer & Anushka : The Chemistry Continues With Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl


LADIES V/S RICKY BAHL is up for release and yet again the world is interested in knowing if Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma are seeing each other. While the man ofthe moment continues to be amused with the immense interestshown by many from within as well as outside the industry about theirreal life pairing, Ranveer gone onrecord for the umpteenth time to declare that he and Anushka stay on to be great friends.
”In fact I can say on record that she is my closest friend in theindustry. She is the one who I canclaim to be belonging to my inner circle,’ declares Ranveer ‘As for us meeting frequently then well, both of us have a very busy life and hence hang out as and when we get a chance. Most of that in fact happens when we are working together, just as it happened in case of LADIES V/S RICKY BAHL where we spent quite some time with each other.”
While that happened in the Goa schedule of this Maneesh Sharma directed film where the episode featuring Ranveer and Anushka is set, the young man who plays the title role of ‘Ricky Bahl’ is also happy to talk about his experience of shooting with Aditi Sharma, Dipannita Sharma and Parineeti Chopra in Lucknow, Mumbai and Delhi respectively.
”It is always nice to work with new girls,’ Ranveer gives a mischievous smile here, ‘Amongst the three of them, Parineeti is someone who is totally new and has a very fresh energy to her. She wanted to do so many things at the same time and the kind of energy she brought during shooting was infectious. As for Dipannita, she is mature and strong, just as the character she plays in the film. On the other hand Aditi is very level headed and can keep her calm in the most adverse of situations. I learnt a lot about being patient from her.”
With such off screen banter between the five youngsters here, it would only be further interesting to see how they take on each other on-screen in this Maneesh Sharma film which releases this Friday.

Hrithik Roshan’s Agneepath To Be Released Internationally


Eros International Media Ltd (EIML), a leadingglobal company in the Indian film entertainmentindustry, has announced that it shall be releasing Dharma Productions’ AGNEEPATH, one of the most eagerly awaited releases in the New Year in the international markets on January 26, 2012.
Announcing the deal, Pranab Kapadia, President – Marketing & Distribution, Eros International plc said, “AGNEEPATH marks the first of the big ticketreleases next year and Eros is excited about associating with Dharma Productions to present this thrilling action film on a global platform. Audiences are looking forward to Hrithik’s portrayal of the legendary Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, made famous by Amitabh Bachchan while Sanjay Dutt’s villainous look has stirred up much curiosity. The promos have evoked very good reactions and we are anticipating a very encouraging response to the film.”
Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions added, “We are delighted that Dharma Productions is collaborating with a leading studio like Eros. We have always been appreciative of Eros’ endeavour in the world of commercial cinema and we hope this coming together for the first time helps both of us to take a giant leap in the coming years!”
AGNEEPATH directed by Karan Malhotra is homage to the cult 1990 classic directed by the late Mukul S Anand. The action drama stars Hrithik Roshan playing the role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan originally played by Amitabh Bachchan. The film also stars Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt as the menacing ‘Kancha Cheena’ and Rishi Kapoor who also essays an antagonist in the film.

Aamir Khan’s Indirect Role In Don 2


Our headlines may come as a surprise to most as the two top Khans, Aamir and Shah Rukh, though cordial to each other are not exactly bosom pals. But hold on to your horses because what we are saying is true, though there is bit of a twist to the tale.
As is known, in February 2011, Shah Rukh Khan was in Malaysia’s exotic tourist island, Langkawi, to shoot for DON 2. During his two week sojourn, King Khan stayed at Langkawi’s The Danna Hotel, located very close to the shooting venue, the cable car and the rain forest.
It may well be a co-incidence of sorts but the fact is that (believe it or not!) the name of the general manager of The Danna Hotel was Aamir Khan, who made sure that SRK’s stay was a very comfortable one. The interesting information came to our knowledge during our recent visit to Langkawi!
Well, we are sure that Aamir Khan’s efforts were not in vain because we know for sure that some of the most stunning shots from DON 2 are from the Langkawi portions, but more on that later!

Shweta Bhardwaj – The Red Hot Bikini Bomb Of Players


Abbas-Mustan who are known to show their actresses in a very glamorous avatar in their films, are not shying away from doing the same in their upcoming film PLAYERS.
Shweta Bhardwaj who plays a pivotal character in the film, is going to be donning a bikini in the film & the sequence is one of the highlights of the film.
Shweta Bhardwaj, who had wooed men right from her 1st film MISSION ISTAANBUL, where she played a role like that of Lara Croft, is quite confident that she will sway men of their feet even this time. With another sexy actress Bipasha Basu, who is in PLAYERS too, we wonder how hot this film will really turn out to be.
Also starring Abhishek Bachchan, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonam Kapoor, Sikandar Kher, Vinod Khanna and Omi Vaidya, PLAYERS, with music by Pritam, releases all over on 6th January.

Kareena Kapoor Is The No.1 : Says Karan Johar


The big debate as to ‘who is India’s numero uno actress presently?’ seems to be sorted out for the moment. Well how? Filmmaker Karan Johar putting the long time guesswork to the rest declared that Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor is ‘Heroine No. 1′.
Recently at an event to unveil the first look trailer of the upcoming film EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, Kareena was posed a question whether she considers herself the No.1 actress of B-town. While Kareena refused to answer the tricky question saying, “I don’t know. I am not going to answer this question,” Imran Khan, producer Karan Johar and debutant director Shakun Batra, who were also present at the event, prompted, “According to us Kareena is Heroine No.1.”
And if this was not enough Karan, who was at his wittiest best at the event, quite dramatically announced, “Introducing the Heroine No.1 Kareena Kapoor (chuckles).”
When it comes from someone like Karan Johar, Kareena can safely accept or call herself Heroine No. 1 the next time. What say Bebo?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Red Carpet Photo of the Week The Royal Couple


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the New York premiere of Jolie's directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story set amidst the Serbian War conflict.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of "In the Land of Blood and Honey" at the School of Visual Arts on December 5, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »

Hottest Hollywood Hookups 2011


Screening Room: Theron's 'Young Adult,' Cruise's New Role & Oscar Predictions


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Trailer of the Week

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - 12/25/11

The second trailer for Stephen Daldry's inspirational-looking, star-studded film about a boy who loses his father (Tom Hanks) in the World Trade Center on 9/11, debuted this week. The trailer shows us much more of Max Von Sydow, who is generating Oscar buzz for his role, as well as the performances of Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Viola Davis, and Jeffrey Wright. Although the film's protagonist is a nine-year old with a piercing high-pitched voice, the film is expected to be one of the best of the year. Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran-Foer (Everything is Illuminated), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is set for a limited Christmas Day release and will go wide in January.

Casting Corner
Cruise's All You Need is Kill

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  • Tom Cruise has been cast in Doug Liman's All You Need is Kill. The Bourne Idenity director has been working on the project for a while now and it should get fast-tracked now with Cruise attached. The film is based on the Japanese novel and centers around a soldier fighting an alien war who relives his last day again and again.
  • Not casting news, but noteworthy nonetheless, is word that Radiohead guitarist, Jonny Greenwood, will score Paul Thomas Anderson's newest film, The Master, as he did withThere Will Be Blood. The Master is based on a L. Ron Hubbard-type who starts his own religion after World War II. Anderson favorite, Phillip Seymour-Hoffman will play the title role with Joaquin Phoenix as a drifter who becomes his confidant.

Miranda Kerr Gets Naked for 'Industrie Magazine'


Miranda+Kerr in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party
2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party.Samueli Theatre, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA.November 29, 2011. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »Miranda Kerr (Industrie Magazine)Now that we have your undivided attention, here are all the sexy details. Victoria's Secret angel Miranda Kerr stripped off hersparkly skivvies for a "tasteful" nude spread in the new issue of Industrie Magazine. From the sexy black-and-white shots that capture Miranda's remarkably stretchmark free side view, you'd never guess the Aussie model gave birth earlier this year.

Miranda's willingness to pose in the buff doesn't come as a complete surprise, given her past comments regarding nudity. She told New York Magazine, "People should be comfortable with their bodies; it’s natural, and it’s not vulgar, you know."

One thing's for certain; that Orlando Bloom is a lucky, lucky man.

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