Friday 31 May 2013

Bhola Is Shot Dead - Bandook

Bhola is sent on a mission by Tripathiji to kill his enemy Bhushan. While on his way his associates are shot & killed. Bhola tries to escape but on vain & is shot dead.

With Aashiqui 2, I Couldn't Have Asked For More - Palak Muchhal

In this Bollywood Hungama exclusive 'Musically Yours' interview, Palak Muchhal spoke about the response she has got for singing 'Chahun Main Ya Naa' and 'Meri Aashiqui 2' from the film 'Aashiqui 2'. She explains how she bagged the film, experience of working with music composers with Mithoon and Jeet Ganguly and fondly remembers her association with music composer Sohail Sen on 'Ek Tha Tiger' song 'Laapata' and Himesh Reshammiya on 'Damadamm'. Don't miss!

Ranbir Will Be A Fantastic Director - Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in the second part of their exclusive with Content Head Broadband Faridoon Shahryar discuss their thoughts on acting and why being beautiful need not translate into being a good actor. Ranbir says some wonderful things about Deepika's growth and Deepika shares her thoughts on how Ranbir will be whenever he turns a director. Don't miss!

I Will Always Be Romantic - Dharmendra

Evergreen superstar Dharmendra Sahab in the first part of his exclusive with Content Head Broadband Faridoon Shahryar talks about his eagerly awaited film 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2'. Dharam ji talks about why he will always remain young at heart and why romance comes automatically to him. Must watch!

EXCLUSIVE - I Really Like SALMAN - Dhanush

In the second part of his Bollywood Hungama exclusive interview with Content Head Broadband Faridoon Shahryar, Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor talk about 'Ranjhanaa'. Dhanush answers fan queries on 'Kolaveri Di' and his favourite Bollywood actor while Sonam talks about what's the best thing about being an actor and whether she would like to star in 'Dostana' remake alongside Kareena Kapoor. Don't miss!

Emraan Hashmi-Vidya Balan Launch 'Lazy Lad' Song

Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan launched the impressive 'Lazy Lad' song from the film 'Ghanchakkar' in Mumbai. Also present was director Rajkumar Gupta who explained the crux of the song. Emraan and Vidya came dressed up as the characters of the film and raised laughs with their one-liners and antics and also spoke about the experience of doing the film. Don't miss!

First Day First Show Of 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'

BTW - SRK, Aamir, Ranbir, Deepika, Akshay, Mallika And More

Welcome guys to your very favourite show, Bollywood This Week. Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan graced the first look launch of 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again'. Shahrukh Khan was discharged from hospital. Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush attended the music launch of 'Raanjhanaa'. Prominent Bollywood stars were seen at the 41st birthday bash of Karan Johar. Check out what Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur have to say in your favourite 'Itsy Bitsy Interviews'. And lastly, check out the top 5 tweets of the week in our fun concluding segment. It's a exclusive video. Must watch!

Hope We Become As Successful As Guru Dutt And Dev Anand - Preeti Gupta

In the first part of their Bollywood Hungama exclusive interview with Content Head Broadband Faridoon Shahryar, actress Preeti Gupta and director Nitin Raghunath talk about their upcoming film 'Mere Haule Dost', the plot of the film, why it should connect a chord with the audiences, getting a release under 'PVR Director's Rare' and association with each other. Don't miss!

Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Again.. Promo Launch Event

This event was one of its kind, held at the original set of the film itself!

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again is an upcoming Bollywood film directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. It is a sequel to the 2010 hit film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. The project features Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonali Bendre and Sonakshi Sinha in signed roles respectively. The film releases on 8th August on Eid.

Subhanallah - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani | Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone

Do you remember the 1st time you fell in love? That feeling that you want to live forever. Come experience that feeling again with Bunny & Naina in Subhanallah.

Directed By: Ayan Mukerji
Produced By: Dharma Productions
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin & Aditya Roy Kapur
Music By: Pritam Chakraborty

Ghanchakkar I Vidya & Emraan's House I Behind the scenes

Film sets look vast on screen, but sometimes, what appears as marble and brick may in reality be plywood flats and exquisite paint jobs that give the illusion of richer materials.Watch how the spacious house of Ghanchakkar was created by Art designer Sukant Panigrahy. Ghanchakkar starring Vidya Balan & Emraan Hashmi releases in cinemas on 28th June.

Kalakalappu @ Masala Cafe comedy movie scene - Cat and Mouse game - Vimal | Santhanam | Anjali

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Kalakalappu @ Masala Cafe comedy movie Scene - Who is Amitabh mama ? - Vimal | Shiva

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - Zinda Official New Full Song Video f...

Check out the brand new video Zinda from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Starring Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles, this Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra flick is inspired from the true story of the "Flying Sikh" Milkha Singh. Zinda - the live wire track is sure to give you goosebumps!
Song - Zinda
Singer - Siddharth Mahadevan
Music - Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Lyrics - Prasoon Joshi
Director - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Banner - Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures Producers - Rajiv Tandon, P. S. Bharathi & Viacom18 Motion Pictures

Music video by Shankar Ehsaan Loy;Siddharth Mahadevan performing Zinda. (C) 2013 Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd.

Bhola Punishes A Man For Humiliating His Mistress - Bandook

A young female who is deaf & dumb is married to a man who is not of her religion. The lady is humiliated by her husband as he sells her off to people for some ransom amount. Facing so many problems, the lady runs away & later is humiliated in front of the villagers as she is called Bhola's mistress. Learning of this Bhola kidnaps her husband & cuts off his nose & ears to teach him a lesson.

Bhola Assigned To Shoot Pappu - Bandook

Bhola gets an opportunity to work with Tripathiji who is a very famous politician of Uttar Pradesh. Tripathiji then asks Lochan to assign Bhola to kill his competitor Pappu. Bhola does not want to loose this opportunity & wants to be a powerful man under Tripathiji.

A Young Boy Is Bashed Up For Eve Teasing - Bandook

In the interiors of Uttar Pradesh a young boy is based up by the villagers for his ill deeds of eve teasing the girls passing by. Only one boy was caught from a group of 6-7 people & was also held responsible for all the robbery happening around in the village.

Lochan Is Enraged With Bhola - Bandook

Lochan encourages Bhola to use the power of gun as a ladder to wordly success. The next day when Bhola is taken on a mission by Lochan he fails to aim & runs away after getting nervous. Enraged Lochan then goes in search of him & bashes him up.

Bhola Is Insulted By The Head Of The Village - Bandook

Bhola is introduced to the head of the village by Lochan. Lochan gets Bhola to get him for the security of the village head & is tested for his ability. he is then asked to play a kabbadi game, but he loses the game & is insulted by the head of the village.

Constable's Reckless Behaviour Puts Him In Trouble - Bandook

After arresting the boy for his ill deeds of eve teasing the constable misbehaves with him & tries to get physical with him. Then enters Lochan Singh Yadav, who is sent to the village to be in charge of the constables. He then rescues the young boy taking him along for his help.

Bhola Humiliated By His Father - Bandook

Bhola returns home & his enraged father humiliates him for being a coward. He then tells his father that he is not a coward & has threatened the king to kill him.

Bhola Is A Criminal - Bandook

Bhola rescues a girl who is physically hurt & is lying unconscious in a shade. When the young lady gains her conscious she is shocked to see a man besides her who introduces himself as a criminal.

Friendship Karna Chahti Hai Tu Mujhse? - Fukrey (Dialogue Promo 2)

Friendship Karna Chahti Hai Tu Mujhse? - Hunny tries hard to flirt around with Priya & makes her jealous while she has a soft corner for him. Check out the official dialogue promo of 'Fukrey' featuring Pulkit Samrat & Priya Anand.

'Fukrey' is an Excel Entertainment film directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba featuring Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadda, Vishakha Singh & Priya Anand in the lead roles. The film is produced by Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani & is all set to released in theatres on 14th June, 2013.

Sawaar Loon Lootera Song With Lyrics | Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha

Presenting "Sanwaar Loon" full song with lyrics from movie "Lootera" starring Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha , the music is composed by much talented Amit Trivedi. The movie is set to release on 5th July 2013.

Song: Sawaar Loon
Singer: Monali Thakur
Music: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music On: T-Series

"Piya Aaye Na" Aashiqui 2 Full Video Song | Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor

Enjoy the beautiful video song "Piya Aaye Na" from movie "Aashiqui 2", a movie produced by T-Series Films & Vishesh Films, starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor in voice of KK, Tulsi Kumar.

Song: Piya Aaye Na
Singer:Tulsi Kumar, KK
Music Director: Jeet Gangulli
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Lyrics:Irshad Kamil
Movie: Aashiqui 2
Producer: Bhushan Kumar Krishan Kumar Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
Director: Mohit Suri
Music Label: T-Series

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Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyali Ho (Remix) Full Song | Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega | Salman Khan

Song: Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyali
Film: Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Singer: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Sameer
Music Director: Anu Malik
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Priety Zinta
Music On T-Series

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Fukrey Dialogue Promo | Pulkit Samrat, Priya Anand

Check out the dialogue promo from upcoming movie "Fukrey" featuring Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadda, Varun Sharma and others.

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Shaka Laka Boom Boom Title Song | Bobby Deol, Upen Patel, Celina Jaitley, Kangana

Song: Shaka Laka Boom Boom
Movie: ShakaLaka Boom Boom
Singer: Himesh Reshammiya, Aakriti Kakkar, Rap Artist-Earl
Starcast: Bobby Deol, Upen Patel, Celina Jaitley, Kangana & Others
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics: Sameer
Music on T-Series

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"Subhanallah Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" Latest Video Song | Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone

"Subhanallah" is a breezy track from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani with oodles of tender mushiness that is easy on listening, The song is in voice of Shilpa Rao and Sreeram and is surely an impressive soundtrack from Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone starrer latest bollywood movie.

Music Label: T-SERIES


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Banda Good Hai is the latest video song of movie Policegiri starring Sanjay Dutt, Prachi Desai, Prakash Raj, Rajpal Yadav and Om Puri.

The movie is an action drama directed by K.S. Ravikumar and is set against a police versus underworld backdrop in the small town of Nagapuram situated on the Maharashtra-Andhra Pradesh border.

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Get ready, Poonam Pandey's erotica 'Nasha' set for July 26 release

Get ready, Poonam Pandey`s erotica `Nasha` set for July 26 release

The trailer of controversial model Poonam Pandey's debut film "Nasha" will be launched in the first week of June and the erotica is set for a July release, says director Amit Saxena.

"The film is ready and we are planning to have the trailer launch in the first week on June. The film is set for a July 26 release," Saxena told.

This is not the first time that Saxena has wielded the megaphone for a bold film. In 2003, he wore the director's hat to make Bipasha Basu and John Abraham starrer erotic thriller "Jism".

If "Jism" was about a stormy affair between a Casonova lawyer and a married woman, "Nasha" is a passionate love story between an 18-year-old boy and a 25-year-old girl.

"Yes, it's a bold film, but it's basically a simple love story. It's a very different subject and Poonam has done a great job in the film," said Saxena.

For the role, Poonam, 22, apparently gave up her disciplined diet routine and gorged on junk food to gain weight.

The model made headlines during 2011 Cricket World Cup when she offered to go nude before Team India if they won the trophy.

"Nasha" has been produced by Aditya Bhatia.

Mamta condoles Rituparno Ghosh's demise

Mamta condoles Rituparno Ghosh`s demise

By Santa Banta News
Condoling the death of genius storyteller Rituparno Ghosh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said with Ghosh's demise the state has lost "a golden artist of a golden era".

"This is a very sad day for us. Bengal has lost a golden artist of a golden era. Entire Bengal is saddened," Banerjee told reporters outside the late filmmaker's residence at south Kolkata.

Director of landmark films like "Unishe April", "Bariwali" and "Raincoat", Ghosh passed away Thursday morning following a cardiac arrest, family sources said. He was 49.

He was suffering from pancreatitis.

Banerjee said in order to enable the admirers and friends to pay their last respects, his body will be kept at the state-run film and cultural centre Nandan Thursday afternoon.

"We have taken a decision to keep his body at Nandan so that everybody can pay their last respects," she said.

Ghosh's last rites will be held Thursday evening.

Bipasha gets homesick even before leaving home

Bipasha gets homesick even before leaving home

Thursday, May 30, 2013 15:32 IST
Apparently, Bipasha Basu is feeling homesick even before embarking on her two-month long shoot schedule in Ooty

Bipasha Basu is known to be extremely close to her family. The actress, who has a 55-day upcoming shoot schedule coming up in Ooty, apparently wants her family to pay her a visit to rescue her from the clutches of loneliness in the Nilgiri hills.

A source says, `Bips has a long schedule coming up without any break. Just thinking about missing her family has already made her homesick. She will be shooting non-stop without her friends and family for company. She has asked them to visit her in Ooty one by one.`

During her stay in Mumbai, the actress is known to fly down to Kolkata quite often to see her family.

The source adds, `She has also packed a lot of books and DVDs to take with her to pass time.`

Says Bipasha, `I am stocking up on scripts and my favourite TV series and movies for the next 60 days. It is the longest outdoor schedule I have ever had.`

Not without my gym

A fitness freak, Bipasha has also asked the makers of the film to recreate a portable mini gym for her in Ooty. Apparently she does not want to give her exercise regime a miss.

Why Freida opted out of her Bollywood debut

Why Freida opted out of her Bollywood debut

Thursday, May 30, 2013 15:34 IST
Freida Pinto walks out of her first Bollywood film after makers dilly-dally in handing her a bound script

It looks like Freida Pinto's wait for her first Bollywood outing just got longer. The actress has decided not to be part of Navdeep Singh's film in which Raj Kumar Yadav was slated to feature opposite her.

The Slumdog Millionaire star apparently informed the makers about her decision after her recent Cannes outing.

Freida, who is presently in Ethiopia shooting for a Hollywood film, has been left with a sour after-taste with what was supposed to be her Bollywood debut.

What prompted her to take the decision sources claim is the dilly-dallying over giving her a bound script, especially when the makers were keen that she woo international financiers for the project because of her Hollywood outings.

Speculations galore

Ever since the film was announced there had been buzz that it was not happening. It suffered an initial hiccup when Eros decided to pull out as co-producer. However the film's producer Vikramaditya Motwane and director Navdeep Singh were still determined to make it happen.

Says a source, `Freida was interested in the road thriller and had given her nod to her role, which was that of a detective. Even though Navdeep's earlier film Manorama Six Feet Under was not exactly a success and his zombie film Rock The Shaadi with Abhay Deol and Genelia D'Souza was stuck, she was still game to be a part of his project.`

Style of working

Adds the source, `When the story was narrated, she had asked for certain revisions which they had agreed to do. But whenever she asked for a hardbound script later, there was no proper reply. They then expressed a desire to rope in international financiers but there was no way it could happen without a bound script.

Freida then got weary of the happenings and decided not to be part of the project.`

What particularly irked her was that she is used to a certain style of working in the West, something that Bollywood is unfamiliar with.

Freida and Vikramaditya remained unavailable for comment.

No Kareena or Anushka! Hunt on for Hrithik's 'Shuddhi' leading lady

No Kareena or Anushka! Hunt on for Hrithik`s `Shuddhi` leading lady

Thursday, May 30, 2013 15:35 IST

Filmmaker Karan Malhotra is making "Shuddhi" with Hrtihik Roshan in the male lead, but he has yet to finalise the leading lady for the film and says that the hunt is still on.

This will be his second film with Hrithik after "Agneepath" remake, which was Malhotra's directorial debut and the action revenge drama did so well at the box office that it entered the Rs.100 crore club.

There were reports that the director was considering Kareena Kapoor or Anushak Sharma for the part.

But denying the reports, Malhotra said: "We have not finalised Kareena or Anushka. We are still looking for the leading lady. We shall soon make an announcement."

To be produced by Karan Johar, "Shuddhi" will go on the floors by November.

"I don't know from where rumours are coming. So far only Hrithik Roshan has been confirmed and the leading lady is not yet finalised. Probably by June mid we will finalise the leading lady for the film," Malhotra told.

Spot the difference: Ameesha has changed clothes in full public view

Spot the difference: Ameesha has changed clothes in full public view

Thursday, May 30, 2013 15:36 IST
Well, it's not so difficult, as the revised poster of Ameesha Patel's next film is identical to the first except for the actress standing out in red

The poster of her upcoming film has the actress in a red hot dress with a gun in hand. When the poster of Susi Ganesh's film starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Puja Gupta and Ameesha was initially released, it had her in shorts and an unbuttoned shirt.

In the revised poster everything else remains the same except for Ameesha. It looks like the actress wanted to stand out from the rest. As she was wearing clothes similar to her co-star Puja, she perhaps wanted to attract attention in a brighter shade.

About her dress change Ameesha says, `As I play a character with grey shades, I felt a gun in hand and a bright outfit was necessary. The initial poster made the film look like a love triangle which it is not.` Ah.

Paresh Rawal turns 63

Paresh Rawal turns 63

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:46 IST

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal turned 63 years on Thursday. He made his debut in the Bollywood with the 1984 film 'Holi'.

Rawal played supporting and villain roles throughout the 1980's and 1990's.

In 1994, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in the films 'Woh Chokri' and 'Sir'. For the latter, he also received his first Filmfare Award for Best Comedian.

This was followed by Ketan Mehta's 'Sardar', which saw him playing the lead role of freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel, a role that got him national and international acclaim.

The actor followed it with the film 'Tamanna' (1996), in which he played the role of a eunuch, who raises an orphaned girl, played by Pooja Bhatt.

Since 2000, Rawal has started playing comic roles and has been thoroughly successful in making people laugh.

Rawal's biggest hits were comedy flicks 'Hera Pheri' and 'Phir Hera Pheri', where he played the character 'Baburao Ganpatrao Apte'.

He bagged the Filmfare Best Comedian Award and the IIFA Best Comedian Award for his performance in 'Hera Pheri'.

Some of his successful films include 'Hulchul', 'Garam Masala', 'Malamaal Weekly', '36 China Town', 'Chup Chup Ke', 'Golmaal: Fun Unlimited', 'Bhagam Bhag', 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa', 'Welcome', and 'OMG: Oh My God!' among others.

'The Great Gatsby' story similar to Indian stories, says Amitabh

`The Great Gatsby` story similar to Indian stories, says Amitabh

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:46 IST

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan who was recently seen in an important role in Hollywood film, "The Great Gatsby" says that the story of the film is similar to the stories which we get to see in India.

"The story is quite close to the stories which we make in India. There is a poor man who is in love with this girl. He goes to war and thinking that he will not come back, she gets married to this rich billionaire. Gatsby's belief in life to create enough wealth to bring her back, " Bachchan said at an interview held with G2: The Global Gujarati editor Abhinav Aggarwal Thursday.

The film has been directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

Bachchan plays the role of Meyer Wolfsheim, who is Jewish and said that this is the first time probably an Indian played a non-Indian in an American film.

"Baz felt that Wolfsheim suited my appearance. But I feel that we must look above all this when we see a film. It does not matter if an Indian plays a Jewish character. This is the first an Indian is playing a non Indian in an American film, " he said.

Talking about how Hollywood and Bollywood should work together, Bachchan said that the process had already begun.

"There are lots of collaborarions taking place. We have many Hollywood corporations in India who are interested in co producing Hindi cinema, " he said.

The actor also added that American cinema gives competition to cinema world over.

"Wherever American cinema goes, it destroys the local industry there...but I feel competition is good. In India, due to cultural differences, cultural stories may not work. Hollywood is 5 percent in India, I am sure that they would want to increase that, " he said.

Talking about the style of filmmaking in both the industries he said that the amount of research done in Hollywood is a lot.

"The west is obsessed with research. It is wonderful. I don't think we spend enough energy doing that, " he said.

He also added that the west excels in promoting their films. "Hollywood is brilliant at how they promote themselves. We can't compare ourselves to them, " he said

"We have a paucity of funds, " the actor said.

"Hollywood has a lot of money. But I think we are getting there. A great amount of the younger generation is trained in America and they bring back with them a lot of knowledge of how management needs to be incorporated, " he said.

Ram Kapoor set for guest appearance on 'Sanskaar'

Ram Kapoor set for guest appearance on `Sanskaar`

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:46 IST

Actor Ram Kapoor will make a guest appearance on the show `Sanskaar - Dharohar Apnon Ki`.

Ram, currently seen as business tycoon Ram Kapoor in `Bade Acche Lagte Hain`, will be seen essaying happy-go-lucky guy Purshottam Patel Kapoor, but likes to be called Paddy.

Paddy is born in India, but has lived abroad for over 30 years. He is very close to Bhoomi (Shamim Mannan) and has come down to India to meet her.

Ram will reportedly start shooting Friday.

The show airs on Colors Monday to Friday at 9 p.m.

Reach Of 'Balika Vadhu' worked for me: Siddharth Shukla

Reach Of `Balika Vadhu` worked for me: Siddharth Shukla

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:47 IST

Television actor Siddharth Shukla says he did other shows, but "Balika Vadhu" has been a turning point in his career.

In the show, he plays Shiv, who is married to protagonist Anandi.

"It has been a turning point. I also feel that shows, which I had otherwise done, those characters have been loved. But the whole viewership of 'Balika Vadhu' is more than all shows of mine put together. The show has a lot of reach and that has worked for me, " he told.

Siddharth has been part of shows like "Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na", "Jaane Pehchaane Se Ye Ajnabbi", "Love U Zindagi".

Initially, he was nervous about working on the show with the cast which has already carved a niche for themselves.

He made his entry in the show as a government officer who falls in love with Anandi, who has been divorced by her first husband Jagdish, and eventually marries her.

"It had put a lot of pressure on me when I started. Also, I wasn't there from the start of the show. Everyone was set and huge in star value. I was nowhere close to them as actor. There was a lot of pressure. But those people were so welcoming and never made me feel inferior, " he said.

Shukla will be seen showing his dancing skills on Colors' dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" and takes it as a crash course in dance.

"I love to dance, but the flip side is that I can't dance. It took me a while to get convinced whether I should be a part of it or not, " said the actor who already has "a lot" on his plate.

"I am doing a show for which I have to shoot regularly. But then I knew that I will never get a chance to just learn dance and this is going to be an amazing crash course. Since it is a competition, you would try to do it perfectly, " he added.

Talking about his experience on the sets of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa", the actor added: "I am not a dancer and for me, to learn the art is fun. It gives you the confidence that you can dance. But then you have to do different forms every time."

"Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" going on air June 1.

Cooking therapeutic for Siddharth

Cooking therapeutic for Siddharth

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:48 IST

Southern actor Siddharth, seen in Bollywood films like "Rang De Basanti" and "Chashme Baddoor", says cooking is as therapeutic as yoga for him, and he loves wearing the chef's hat for his friends.

"Cooking is my yoga. Made Alleppey prawn curry and coconut rice today. Best kind of therapy. Your stomach's full at the end of it, " Siddharth posted on his Twitter page Thursday.

"I cook for friends. They are very critical, so I need to be at the top of my game. That's a big part of it. Cooking is in our genes. Score, " he added.

The actor, who is awaiting the release of Tamil comedy "Theeya Vela Seiyyanum Kumaru" June 14, has also found relief from his shoulder ache through acupressure.

"After a year of trying every kind of physiotherapy, strengthening and rehab for my shoulder, I finally found relief. Acupressure - it works! I didn't believe in acupressure despite several people recommending it. I can tell you, if you have any kind of chronic pain, just try it, " he added.

Now use Varun Dhawan, Parineeta Chopra 'emoticons'

Now use Varun Dhawan, Parineeta Chopra `emoticons`

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:48 IST

A series of new emoticon avatars of young Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Parineeta Chopra have been launched by a global mobile social communication application.

WeChat has introduced the special emoticons to make the communication experience more fun and exciting for users. Users can access the emoticons through a contest where they need to add 15 friends on their WeChat accounts.

The launch of these special emoticons is an extension of WeChat's young and fun spirit and represents its efforts to innovate and connect with local Indian audiences, said a statement.

Earlier this month, WeChat had introduced a TV commercial campaign with Parineeti and Varun as its brand ambassadors. "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" going on air June 1.

It's so sudden. I can't believe Rituda is gone!

It`s so sudden. I can`t believe Rituda is gone!

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:50 IST

To lose a friend, a dear friend, so suddenly is not a easy thing to deal with. On hearing of of Rituparno Ghosh's sudden death all his friends in Kolkata went into shock on Thursday morning.

Sujoy Ghosh whom Ritu turned into an actor to play the Bangla detective Bhyomkesh was desperately trying to arrange an air ticket to Kolkata. `It's so sudden. I can't believe Rituda is gone!` Sujoy exclaimed before he hurriedly signed off.

Ritu's closest friend the Bangla heart-throb Prosenjit who worked in several highly-acclaimed film with his director-friend, sobbed uncontrollably. `It's so sudden. He was all right until midnight on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning he was gone. This can't be true. `

Arjun Rampal who got a career-defining role in Rituparno's The Last Lear was in transit on the way to the US with his family for a holiday when the news reached him.

After the initial response of shock and disbelief Arjun said, `Just the other day I was asked to name the people who made the biggest difference to my career and Ritu was on top of the list. He took keen interest in my work right till the end. He called me up after seeing Chakravyuha and Inkaar and praised me performance.

Before we worked together in The Last Lear he was critical of my choice of films. 'What are these films that you are doing?' For Last Lear we went through a month of intense preparation, and I could feel this change in me as an actor.

I remember I had this big important scene with Mr Bachchan and the way Ritu worked in it, fine-tuned it and finally shot it was something else. He would push me beyond the boundaries to make me realize my potential.

Within a year I've lost two people from whom I've learnt a lot. First, Ashok Mehta and now Rituda. Sad. My holiday is ruined. My wife is trying to console me saying he went because he had to go. But why should I not feel sad?

I am glad I feel a sense of loss when I lose someone who matters to me. If I didn't I'd be convinced I am totally desensitized. I regret not meeting Rituda for a long time. `

The shock was palpable even in Mumbai. Jackie Shroff who had worked with Ritu in Antar Mahal said, `Rituda's going is a loss to the entire film industry. We've lost an invaluable artiste. `

Raakhee Gulzar who worked with Ritu on the whodunit Shubo Mahurat recalls him fondly. `What a talented boy!And so driven. He was specially good with his female characters probably because he was in touch more with his feminine side. I had a wonderful time working with him. Why did he have to go so early when his best was clearly in front of him?`

Manisha Koirala who worked with Ritu in Khela and Antar Mahal was stunned on getting the news in New York.

Says Manisha, `I'm extremely sad to hear Rituda is no more. He was a sensitive director and a really nice person. I loved working with him. In fact his film unit had become family to me. Indian cinema has lost an able director. It's a great loss for all of us. I wish his soul journeys into bliss. `

R Madhavan who has done a quirky film called Sunglass directed by Rituparno remembers the director most for his erudition. `He knew so much about cinema, art and life. I spent hours discussing these with him. Rituda was brimming over with life. It's hard to believe he's gone!`

Satyamev Jayate' tempted Vishakha to do 'Ankur Arora Murder Case'

Satyamev Jayate` tempted Vishakha to do `Ankur Arora Murder Case`

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:51 IST

Actress Vishakha Singh, who will be seen in Vikram Bhatt's "Ankur Arora Murder Case", says chat show "Satyamev Jayate" tempted her to take on the medical drama.

The actress feels nowadays focus is more on earning comfort than saving patients.

"Last year, when I was watching 'Satyamev Jayate' and how Indian Medical Association opposed Aamir Khan, I felt sad. Even though being a doctor is a noble profession, there are doctors who forget that there is a living being right in front of you and you have to take greater responsibility, " Vishakha told.

Produced by Vikram Bhatt, the film revolves around a child who dies on the operation table due to medical negligence.

The actress accepted director Sohail Tattari's film as she found the story simple yet impactful.

"When Vikram brought the film to me, I was confused as he is known for his horror films. I liked the fact that it's a simple, non-complicated, and competent film. That is what attracted me, " said the actress who will be seen with actors like Tisca Chopra and Kay Kay Menon in the film.

"If it was any other role, like a lawyer and RJ, one still knows. The entire language here was different. For me, my best friend is a doctor and have five uncles who are doctors and I also watched a lot of 'Grey's Anatomy', which helped. Also, we had a doctor on the sets, which helped too, " she said.

Other then her Hindi projects like "Hum Se Jahan" and "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", Vishakha has also been a part of southern projects like "Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya", which was a huge hit.

She says that offers for southern films came her ways when she was free so she thought that it was better to work.

"I was happy about it, so I continued. The focus is on Hindi, but since my southern film was a hit, it is my responsibility to do more. Now I am trying to balance it out, " she said.

The actress seems to have a busy 2013 with "Fukrey" and "Bhajathe Raho" releasing this year. She will also be making her debut Malayalam cinema with "Motor Cycle Diaries".

"It is very difficult to balance all the things. Eventually, I'd want to do just two films a year. But because I am starting out, there is a pressure of doing as much work as possible.

"If I had my way, I would do a 'Kill Bill' or a Basanti from 'Sholay'. I want nice meaty roles where you can't replace me with anyone else. But you can't have what you want. I am trying to pick the best from what I am getting, " she said.

I take inspiration from my parents: Amitabh Bachchan

I take inspiration from my parents: Amitabh Bachchan

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:52 IST

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that he takes inspiration from his parents. He said even today his parents inspire him.

"I limit my inspiration to my my father and mother. My father was a poet and my mother was from a Sikh family and it was very unusual for them to get married in the city of Allahbad, " Bachchan said Thursday during an interview with G2: The Global Gujarati magazine's editor Abhinav Aggarwal.

Talking about his relationship with his father, the actor said that he regrets not being able to spend more time with him.

"I live with his works and books. I regret not spending enough time with him. When he passed away I was devastated. He passed away when I was 62, " he said.

Bachchan referred to his mother as being "strong willed" and "protective". "My mother was strong willed and protective. She was beautiful, " he said.

The actor said that he is happy that his entire family consisting of wife Jaya Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stay under one roof.

"It is convenient that all of us stay under one roof. I think communication is important and I insist that we keep communicating. This brings a feeling of togetherness, " he said.

Prateik starrer 'Issaq' trailer out now

Prateik starrer `Issaq` trailer out now

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:53 IST

The official poster and the trailer of Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur starrer 'Issaq' has been released.

In this Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet directed by Manish Tiwary, the story is seen transposed to Banaras and its neigbouring areas, those remain witnesses to violence unleashed by sand mafia controlled by urban elite and equally violent retaliation by Naxalite armies.

The sand mafia is run by two influential Banarasi families, Kashyaps and Mishras, who are at brutal feud with each other. Kashyap has an 18-year old, pretty and innocent daughter Bachchi from his first wife.

Bachchi's role is played by Amyra Dastur who marks her debut in this film. On the other hand, Mishra's son Rahul (played by Prateik) is a good-looking teenager with predictable interests for a boy of his background - Girls & Guns!

Things change when the battle-hardened and pleasure-seeking Rahul and romantic yet head strong Bachchi fall in love.

Disregarding the consequences, the young lovers choose to go ahead with the dictates of their hearts. What follows is a high octane action-filled drama.

Manish Tiwary's 'Issaq', thus turns into a commentary on the meaning of love in contemporary India, the makers say.

The film is slated to release on July 26.

'Vishwaroopam 2' canned at Bangkok airbase

`Vishwaroopam 2` canned at Bangkok airbase

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:55 IST

"Vishwaroopam 2", the sequel to Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" is being shot in Thailand, and the team even shot scenes at the Bangkok airbase, reveals actor-filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.

"Filming 'Vishwaroopam 2' at Bangkok airbase. Complex camera rigging for action sequence, " Kapur posted on his Twitter page along with a picture depicting a busy scene with several crew members surrounding an aircraft. The sky looks bright and blue.

Kapur also posted another photograph clicked from perhaps below the aircraft's nose cone. "Interesting angle? 'Vishwaroopam 2' filming at Bangkok airbase, " he added.

Directed and produced by Kamal, "Vishwaroopam", was a bilingual espionage thriller made at a budget of Rs.95 crore.

Alia Bhatt new face of Garnier

Alia Bhatt new face of Garnier

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:56 IST

Budding actress Alia Bhatt has been roped in as the new face of Garnier Pure Active range of products.

The range focuses on skin problems like acne, pimples and dark spots, especially for the youth of the country.

"Personally, I love this superb range of cleansers that help me in keeping my skin fresh, acne and oil free, and soft as ever, " said the "Student Of The Year" actress in a statement.

TV actor Rajesh Kumar bonds with Rishi and Randhir Kapoor over food

TV actor Rajesh Kumar bonds with Rishi and Randhir Kapoor over food

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:56 IST

Telly actor Rajesh Kumar (best remembered for his Roshesh act in Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai) will be seen on the big screen in Indra Kumar's upcoming film starring Randhir Kapoor and Rekha

Rajesh essays the role of Randhir's son. Throughout his life, he has been told that he looks like Rishi Kapoor. To his surprise, Rishi who was shooting for Subhash Ghai's film in the vicinity dropped in on the sets to make his day.

Rajesh says, `The Kapoors are so grounded that they don't make you feel ignored. They interact with you warmly as if you are part of their family. They love food so the interaction becomes even more interesting.`

Samantha loves mix of fun, frolic and work

Samantha loves mix of fun, frolic and work

Friday, May 31, 2013 13:57 IST

Southern actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu says she thoroughly enjoyed working with the team of her upcoming yet untitled Telugu family-drama starring Pawan Kalyan, and that she feels the film is already a winner.

"Schedule over. I really love working with Trivikram and Pawan Kalyan. There was no shortage of laughter that's for sure," Samantha posted on her Twitter page.

"Talkie (portion) done. Only one more schedule abroad. If the result of this film has anything to do with how much we enjoyed making this film, then we have winner," she posted.

The film is directed by Trivikram and also features Praneetha, Boman Irani, Nadhiya, Mukesh Rishi, Brahmanadam, Tanikella Bharani and Ali.

After completing the shoot, Samantha wanted some relaxed time with her family.

"And now to more important duties. Family time," posted the actress, who gorged on mangoes at home.

"Oversized t-shirt and shorts. Mangoes in one hand and the TV remote in the other. (I have) absolutely no plan to move off my bed. This is how it's done," she added.

Meanwhile, Samantha will soon get busy with her Tamil project with producer-director Linguswamy. She also has three Telugu films in the offing.