Thursday, April 1, 2010

Interview - Vidya Balan

Post PAA and ISHQIYA Vidya Balan has become 'hot cake' in Bollywood. Our correspondent had.

A word with the beautiful actress, who recently visited Kolkata to flag off Airtel Kolkata Marathon 2010, on her new avatar.

With two hits back-to-back, you are back in full swing! I didn't go anywhere so as to be back! (Smiles) I know what you mean.

You won't believe, I still can't get over PAA. As for ISHQIYA, God is being too kind to me these days.

I am being offered roles where I can learn a lot, as well as strain myself to get the actor out of me.

You have always been appreciated in films that need actors and not it PARINEETA, PAA or ISHQIYA.

Shah Rukh wants to overtake Tharoor on Twitter

'King of Bollywood', Shah Rukh Khan's latest wish is to overtake politician Shashi Tharoor on micro-blogging website Twitter.

The actor, who became a member of the social networking site at the behest of his friend, filmmaker Karan Johar, has managed to scoop some 169,565 followers in just forty days.

But Tharoor, Minister of State for External Affairs, is way ahead of Khan with his 661,456 followers. "In few months I am going to overtake Shahi Tharoor (on twitter)

I am going for him. He is our god," Khan said at the 'NDTV Indian of the Year Awards' function here last night. Tharoor said he will be happy to be overtakan by Khan.

"I had predicted this the day Shah Rukh joined twitter. I will be happy rather than regret it," the politician said. The 44-year-old actor.

Why Katrina is not part of item song in Housefull

The Katrina Kaif-Akshay Kumar pairing has proved successful time and again.

And so, producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan decided to get Kat on board for.

An item song in their film Laawaris song in Housefull. But the other actresses of the film Deepika Padukone.

And Lara Dutta -- had a problem with the very mention of her inclusion and made their displeasure evident.

Merry-go-round Katrina, too, was reluctant to do a song in a Deepika starrer, given.

The resentment the two actresses share over Ranbir Kapoor. Sushmita Sen was approached.

The song was finally filmed on Jacqueline Fernandes. A source reveals.

"Katrina was offered the song but it became difficult to convince the other actresses to allow for her presence. Kat even heard the track and raved about how catchy it was.

Since Katrina and Akshay have amazing on-screen chemistry it would have been a treat to have her along with Riteish and Arjun. It wasn't meant to be."

Ruling her out But even the filmmakers didn't pursue the matter further as having Kat as an added attraction wasn't going down well with the three heroines. Especially, Deepika. Kat and Dippy recently came face-to-face at a film studio but looked through each other. So to avoid unpleasantness on the set, the idea of having Kat on board Housefull was ultimately ruled out. Director Sajid Khan denies Katrina was in the running for doing the song.

Zarine Khan Not Fatrina…Anymore

Zarine Khan gained the name of Fatrina after she was introduced in a chubbier fashion to Bollywood.

And things didn't help when Veer flopped left right and center. Nor did it help.

When her acting skills were criticized by all. Khan went on to claim that her flab was required for the film and so on.

However, she is now determined to shed it all.Not only has she acquired herself.

A trainer but has been gymming, jogging and swimming on a daily basis.

According to sources, she has already slimmed and trimmed down immensely; results are showing.

Sources also went on to claim that she has been paired with Salman Khan yet again once again in the Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick.

She however, chooses to take a "no comment" stand on the topic.She is completely done with her chocolate diet that she was put on by Salman, who insisted she look like a weighty princess in Veer. Zarine went on to gorge on chocolates, pastries and cakes gaining over 10 kilos.

Zarine confirmed, "Every morning, I do pilates for an hour with Yasmin Karachiwalla. While weight training is thrice a week also with her… this is a strenuous cardio workout that is why it is also referred to as military training; it is also fast-paced.

When I feel tired with the Boot Camp workout, I make sure I do brisk walking. I am usually at Joggers Park, Bandra."Needless to say, no more sweet treats for the actress; she had too much of them during Veer apparently.

Kareena Kapoor refuses to share the stage with Shahid Kapoor

Since the time Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor parted ways, Boney Kapoor’s project ‘Milenge Milenge’ has been suffering setbacks. First, the film has been out rightly delayed.

Next, Boney Kapoor’s plans for shooting a promotional video for the film with Shahid and Kareena went berseck as Kareena went.

On her size-zero spree and the promoters of the film had to give up the idea. The promotional song had.

Already been recorded with Himesh Reshammiya and as per the sources, now this song will be shot on Shahid and a new girl.

The latest headache for the producer has been the fact that Kareena has refused to come together and share the stage with Shahid Kapoor for the promotion of the film.

She is ready to promote the film but sans Shahid. The producers of the film are in a fix with Kareena’s unprofessional attitude.

Dear Kareena, linkups or breakups, professional commitments should always come before personal preferences!

Katrina Kaif refuses item song in Deepika-starrer?

The Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif jodi has a ‘hit-hit’ score at box office. And this is enough reason why filmmakers want the sizzling jodi back on the silver screen.

Apparently, director Sajid Khan also wanted the crowd-puller duo for his film House Full. Kat was asked to do a special.

‘Apni Toh Jaise Taise’ item song with Akshay Kumar and the rest of the starcast.

In fact, Sajid has bought the rights of the original song, which is from the 80s hit ‘Laawaris’.

But the idea wasn’t too welcomed by other actresses of ‘Housefull’, namely Lara Dutta and Deepika Padukone.

Insecurity played its part and as reported the gals made their “displeasure” evident.

As a source tells a tabloid, Katrina did hear the song and quite liked it, but was reluctant to do it because of her cold vibes With Deepika Ultimately the song was picturised on Jacqueline Fernandez. We hear she rocked in the song.

Lara Dutta officially with Mahesh Bhupathi, Dino back with Mahtani!!

Lara Dutta, the sizzling hot babe of bollywood with a perfect figure who scorched the silver screen with bikini sequences.

In Akshay Kumar-Sanjay Dutt starrer ‘Blue’, has made her relationship with tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi public.

After much denial about the affair, Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi attended the fifty-fifth Filmfare award function together.

And made their intention clear by posing unhesitatingly for the camera. Sources close to couple say that.

Lara Dutta and Mahesh are now willing to move to next level of relationship as both are now free from encumbrances in their personal lives.

While Mahesh Bhupathi recently got divorce from his wife Swetha Jaishankar, Lara Dutta, too, seems to have gotten over with Dino Morea chapter.

For Lara, it became possible only after Dino Morea, whom she had been dating after dumping Kelly Dorje(her earlier live- in partner), decided to get serious with his ex -flame Nandita Mahtani (after Lara gave him a cold shoulder).

There has been a buzz about the relationship between Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi for a long time in bollywood but they had never confirmed the reports. In fact, after denying the same at the initial stages, Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupahti had chosen a ‘no comment’ path about the matter.

Earlier, Lara Dutta and Dino Morea were dating each other but an explosive interview by Kelly Dorje in Stardust magazine had ruined everything between them. In fact, Kelly had openly accused Dino Morea of back- stabbing him in the matter of Lara Dutta(Kelly and Dino were thick friends), while showing fake friendship with him.

Lara Dutta could not tolerate this and decided to move away from Dino Morea. Another factor that caused Dino-Lara break up is also said to be the Nandita Mahtani factor. Sources say Nandita Mahtani would always behave with Dino in the presence of Lara as if she was still her girlfriend and did not care about Lara’s presence. This obviously infuriated Lara and she decided to move away from Dino for ever.

I suffered silently, says Jiah Khan

Actress Jiah Khan has had enough. She hadn’t spoken a word when she was unceremoniously replaced with actor Genelia D’ Souza in the much hyped but flop movie Chance Pe Dance.

Shahid Kapoor, the male lead of the movie, had then made it clear that it was director Ken Ghosh’s directive to replace Jiah overnight.

He had said, “It was totally his (Ken’s) decision (to replace Jiah). I was equally sad when I was told that Jiah was being replaced.

I never really liked her being replaced like that but I could have done nothing about it.” Ken confirmed later that it was his own decision but never really wanted to get into the details.

After the fiasco, Jiah immediately left for London. Now, for the first time, she has opened up on the matter. Speaking.

On the phone from London, she says, “I suffered silently when this happened (when Ken asked her to leave the sets).

I was asking myself ‘why?’ But I had no option when he (Ken) told me to leave even as the film was nearing completion.

But I never questioned his decision and quietly walked away hoping that it will be the end of it,” she says. But it was not.

Stories started appearing about how every scene of Jiah’s was getting deleted frame by frame. “A film is like a marriage. When it breaks off it creates a lot of bad blood. But I decided not to go around saying things against anybody. It was not that I didn’t know what was being said about me. Still, I decided not to stoop so low,” Jiah says.

But as luck would have it, the film flopped at the box office. “I know that it has flopped. But even now I will be dignified in not uttering a bad word against him. But regarding working with him again, I really have to think harder,” she ends.

Chopra 'stops speaking to Ratonsey'

Priyanka Chopra has reportedly stopped speaking to Mubina Ratonsey, a friend of her ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor.

According to The New Nation, the actress cut herself off from Ratonsey after she allegedly leaked secrets about the couple's private life.

Reports have suggested that Ratonsey denied ever revealing any of Chopra's secrets when the star confronted her.

However, Chopra reportedly decided to sever their friendship after more information was leaked.

Katrina Kaif signed as brand ambassador for Lux Purple

She is what Superstars are made up of! An actress on every director's wishlist.

She is none other than Katrina Kaif, the lady who is giving not just the Bolly heroines, but also top models.

A marathon run for their money. After having launched a thousand (well... make that a million plus)

Products with her ravishing smile, Katrina Kaif is now all set to do it all over again, this time round with the prestigious Lux soap.

The news of Kats becoming brand ambassador has really many minds thinking since till now it was the eternal beauty.

Aishwarya Rai who was at the helm of things for the said soap brand, for long time now. Also the last time round, it was the very same Kats who replaced Ash as the face for the Nakshatra range of jewelry. Kats will be endorsing 'Lux Purple Lotus & Cream', a soap infused with anti-ageing properties. With this, Katrina joins the ranks of all the Dream Girls of Bollywood.

Priyanka visits Twitter HQ

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who is set to cross the 200,000 mark in Twitter followers, visited the headquarter of the micro-blogging website in San Francisco after being especially invited there.

Priyanka tweeted about her visit to the headquarter where she met Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder.

"My day was really interesting because I was invited to Twitter headquarter in San Francisco! Had a great time.

Thanks Biz and team for the wonderful hospitality," she posted. The 27-year-old, who has been shooting.

In US for Sajid Nadiadwala's "Anjaana Anjaani", is going to cross the 200,000 mark as far as her followers on Twitter are concerned.

At present, she leads the Bollywood bandwagon on the site with 196,903 followers and has left stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Shahid Kapoor far behind.

"Priyanka was in the US for her movie shoot. She had to drop by at a studio for the NDTV Indian of the Year programme and there she met the Twitter team.

She was invited to the headquarter office in San Francisco since she is so popular among the Bollywood celebs on Twitter," a source close to the actress said.

Kareena Kapoor recommends Kunal Khemu for 'Golmaal 3′

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have been going steady for quite sometime now. So, it did not come as a surprise when.

Bebo recommended Kunal Khemu to director Rohit Shetty for ‘Golmaal 3’ as Khemu happens to be the beau of Soha Ali Khan, Saif’s sister.

Recently Saif, Kareena, Soha and Kunal met for dinner where Kareena got to know Kunal better and accepted his talents.

She discussed his movies and forthcoming projects and commented that he was making the wrong choices with his movies.

Rohit was hunting for another star and after Kareena convinced him, he made up his mind to cast Kunal along with.

Ajay Devgan Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Arshad Warsi, Mithun Chakraborty and Kareena herself.

Shahid Kapoor fans break stage

Shahid Kapoor's fans reportedly broke a stage as they rushed to get their pictures taken with him.The actor had to be rescued by members of the organising committee before he was crushed by his own fans, according to Mid Day.

Reports suggest that Kapoor had been promoting a brand of jeans at an event in Delhi when the incident happened. Organisers had apparently invited. Some competition winners to join Kapoor.

On stage so they could have their photos taken with him. However, the whole audience rushed forward and the stage collapsed under their weight.

Lara hotter than Deepika?

When we visited the sets of ‘Housefull’ - a film directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.

A song sequence with the entire cast - three good looking men (Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal and Ritesh Deshmukh)

And five gorgeous women (Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukine, Jiah Khan, Jaqueline Fernandez, Malaika Arora Khan) was being shot.

Indiatimes Movies chose to put the men in the hot seat and ask them to rate the women on the basis of ‘Sexy’ quotient.

Of course, Akki was called on to the sets for some naach-gaana, but Arjun and Ritesh quite sportingly put their neck on the line and rated the 5 hot babes!

So who did they think was the hottest of the lot? “Lara Dutta,” was the unanimous decision.

“She has really worked hard on her body and is looking good,” said Arjun, while Ritesh nodded approvingly.

The second hottie as per Arjun and Ritesh was Deepika Padukone. “She is a stunner.

They said! Deepika is followed by Jiah Khan, followed by Jaqueline Fernandez.

“Malaika comes fifth... But that’s only because we see her as a bhabhi,” said the two actors!

Deepika Padukone skating with Neil Nitin Mukesh

Deepika Padukone learns her way around a rink specially set up at Yash Raj Studios for her role in an upcoming YRF film.

She and Neil Nitin Mukesh will be seen skating in Yash Raj Films' untitled next directed by Pradeep Sarkar and both have been training for it.

As there are no skating rinks in Mumbai, and it is too expensive to maintain them in our climate.

A special skating rink has been set up at one of the production floors in Yash Raj Studios (where the film is also being shot).

Starting from scratch A source from the production says, "They are both skaters in the films. While Neil knew how to skate.

And just had to brush up on his skills, for Deepika it was virgin territory and she required a trainer. Being a sports lover, the actress took it up as a challenge.

For the last three months, she has been training with an expert who has been specially hired for her. Initially, she would practise almost two hours every day but now she's gained the confidence she skates for half an hour and can even smoothly skate during the shoot."In Pradeep Sarkar's love story, both Deepika and Neil have extremely challenging roles to play. The film set in the gritty streets of Mumbai. The actress is hesitant to talk about her role, "It's too early to talk about it."

Katrina dying to be with Ranbir?

After ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani' Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have undoubtedly become one of the hottest pairs of Bollywood.

It seems Katrina who has worked with actors like Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, has finally realized that she looks better with actors her age.

Katrina is keen to be part of Ashtvinayak’s next that stars Ranbir Kapoor in main lead.

This untitled film will be directed by Imtiaz Ali, who is yet to finalize his star cast.

“Imtiaz’s film will have two leading actresses opposite Ranbir and Katrina wants to be one of the leads,” says a unit hand.

Apparently Katrina is keen to be part of the project but the only problem is that the character is of a Punjabi girl.

“It’s surprising that though Katrina’s look and accent won’t match to this role, yet she is keen to be part of the project”, says the insider.

Well we won’t be surprised if Katrina learns Punjabi this time to be paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

Katrina Kaif Counts ‘Rajneeti’ As A Wonderful Experience

The much loved actress of Bollywood Katrina Kaif not only leaves her powerful impact.

But is also over blown by the support of the ‘Rajneeti’ team which she counts as an wonderful experience.

Katrina recollects, "It's been a wonderful ride so far and I've had wonderful support from a lot of people.

The audience has been very supportive and I hope that I keep getting the opportunity and the good work and as long as that's there, I am happy.”

It was quite a challenging role for the beauty who had to master her acting skills to project herself.

In a dynamic light to stand out from the crowd of superbly talented actors like Nana Patekar.

Naseeruddin Shah, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal and the young sensation Ranbir Kapoor.

She is inclined to do more meaningful roles, Katrina reveals, "If it's a good film and I enjoy it and I think the audience will enjoy it then I will do it.”

This film which is slated to go for a release on June 4th is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Prakash Jha.

Priyanka Chopra Tweets Her Way To Twitter HQ Will Bollywood Drive Twitter To The Top?

Reports have it that she was in US for the shooting of Sajid Nadiadwala’s “Anjaana Anjaani”. Sources say that she was in a studio for the NDTV Indian of the Year programme.

Where she met the Twitter team, who invited her to the Head Quarters at San Francisco. even during the NDTV Indian of the year programme twitter was.

The hot topic with SRK and Shashi Tharoor discussing their twitter follower count on stage. Infact Karan Johar won an award for propagating twitter among bollywood celebs as well.

There was also an exclusive chit chat with Biz stone the founder of twitter in the same awards programme. Priyanka met Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone at Twitter HQ as well.

She also tweeted about the event saying “My day was really interesting because I was invited to Twitter headquarter in San Francisco! Had a great time.

Thanks Biz and team for the wonderful hospitality.” Priyanka has moved forward by leaps and bounds in the Twitter arena, leaving.

Other celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shahid Kapoor and others behind in her wake. A big reason for that has been her regularity on Twitter and her willingness to interact with her fans.

Several retakes for Konkana

We recently came to know about Konkona’s tiring experience while shooting for an aarti song for her upcoming comedy movie Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

While Konkona was shooting for the song wherein she had to light a diya during the shot, she experienced a really tough time while lighting the diya.

Our source on the sets revealed that whenever the director called the shot Konkona would light the diya, but due to some reason or the other the diya wouldn’t burn or would blow off by itself.

This kept happening several times and Konkona was really frustrated by.

The whole situation as she ended up taking several shots until the diya finally lit. Well, we hope all the pain that Konkona took for the song pays off on screen.

Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupati - Out with the truth!

The most happening two individuals of tinsel town these days is, Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupati.

Reportedly the two were seen hand in hand recently at an Awards function. The love birds were happy and appeared as cosy as a pair of kittens!

The two have been denying their relationship for quite sometime and after their individual single status, that is to say, Lara’s parting ways from.

Dino Morea (who was her boyfriend after her break off with Kelly Dorjee) and Mahesh the Ace tennis star of.

India ending his relationship with wife, the two have been linked together by various sources. However, each time there was a stony silence maintained by the two.

But, just as things were getting cool out came the truth, there were the two strutting confidently at a high event Awards ceremony hand in hand.

The tongues wagging were stunned into silence and the hot couple was certainly the winner as all were bowled over with the comfort level the love birds shared with each other!

What Ash can do Kat can do better

Katrina Kaif has become Bollywood's latest Lux diva. Katrina's beauty soap deal comes.

In the wake of reports that the last Lux ad-film, featuring Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan and hubby Abhishek, failed to create an expected effect.

Katrina is the reigning queen of Hindi mainstream films. She joins the league of Bollywood's biggest heroines who have endorsed.

The beauty soap down the decades, including Madhubala, Hema Malini, Sridevi, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor and Aishwarya.

Kat's entry with a new campaign gives the 'soap drama' a new twist. Lux makers signing up Katrina.

As their new endorser in a solo ad-film is being seen as definite recognition of the actress' growing stature.

Aishwarya Rai-A natural stunner in the age of fake beauties

Even though Aishwarya has often been termed as ‘plastic’ by some, there is no iota of doubt that Aishwarya’s beauty is all natural and god-gifted.

It has often been claimed that Aishwarya is probably the only actress who has got best features and that too, perfect.

She has often been termed as the most beautiful woman of the world. Fellow actress Priyanka Chopra once commented that.

She thinks god was on a vacation when he made Aishwarya, whereas we, the mortals, were made in a day.

This complement itself speaks volumes about the beauty of this gorgeous lady who is now married to actor Abhishek Bacchan.

In fact, her hubby, in an interview claimed that she looks as much perfect when she gets up in the morning after the night’s sleep, as when she is making people drooling by appearing in front of the camera.

She did a non glamorous role in a Bengali film called”Chokher Bali “where she was draped in a white sari for most of the time. Even though she was not allowed to wear make-up, the beautiful lady looked absolute fresh and radiant in the movie.

She earned much critical acclaim and praise for her role as a widow in the movie. The ravishing beauty was ready to go without make-up once again in the film’Provoked’and received rave reviews for her role of a battered housewife.

Bollywood today has very strict notions of what is beautiful and what is not. Actresses today don’t think twice to get under the knife to get that very perfect look. Even though the results have been disastrous in case of some actresses, the popularity of cosmetic surgery has not diminished even a bit.

Aishwarya, on the other hand, can be an example of how a natural beauty can be so stunning. She is 36 today, but does not look like. She has maintained herself well and her still gives off the same radiance and warmth even after so many years. No matter she has been called plastic by some, this elegant woman gets our vote for being a natural beauty.

Katrina Kaif’s head starts bleeding on sets of ‘Tees Maar Khan’

Katrina Kaif is the lady whose stars are all in the wrong directions, it seems. Diseases, illnesses and accidents have become a daily bread for Katrina Kaif who is having hectic as well as vulnerable phase these days.

Not in the pink of health (she passed off last week on a film set), she met with an accident again and this time her co-star Akshay Kumar was responsible.

Its o happened that during a song for which the sexy hotties were waltzing, Akshay’s jaw struck Katty’s head and she started to bleed. Next.

She began feeling dizzy and a truant Akshay heightened her fear factor by pronouncing that she would need a minimum of 4 stitches. This made Kat shed tears as she began to cry but soon a laughing Akki calmed her down and ceased pulling her legs.

By the way, the injury was a minor one that didn’t cause much trouble. Only a slight bruise and Katrina was up on her toes once more. “Katrina did injure herself on the head, but she’s fine now and has resumed shooting,” reports a source from IANS.

Poor Katty is undergoing loads of painful periods these days with her fragile health swinging like a pendulum. But, isn’t there a saying; ‘No Pain No Gain.’

Aishwarya Rai needs help to wear skin-tight dress

In an industry where actresses are known to gather flab and flesh as soon they tie the nuptial knot.

It’s a wonder that Aishwarya Rai has been able to maintain that killer figure even.

After years of her marriage to Abhishek Bachchan. Totally understandable then that fashion designers still give.

The doe-eyed beauty the skin-hugging garments to slip into. But Jeez! we couldn’t believe our ears when we heard that.

Aishwarya had an attitude to throw when asked to wear a skin-tight outfit by a designer.

Not that Ash didn’t like the outfit or she had a grouse with the designer, but the former beauty queen remained as impassive as a statue while putting on the dress. It was the designer’s female assistant who had to pull the dress over Ash and make sure it was fit at all places. Could it be Ash’s vanity or plain sloth? Your call!

Kareena Kapoor declines own TV show

Actress Kareena Kapoor has confirmed she will not be hosting her own TV show. It was reported that the.

Bollywood stunner may follow in the footsteps of fellow actress Priyanka Chopra who will be the host of TV reality show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'.

Reports also suggested that had Kareena Kapoor accepted the offer, she would have hosted her own show titled.

Main Kareena Kapoor Banna Chahti Hoon', and would have seen her travelling across India to meet various contestants who aspire for.

A Bollywood career. Kareena told ZEE News; "Honestly, between films and endorsements, there is absolutely no time for television.

"I will consider television perhaps after a year-and-a-half or two. I have been offered a television show in the past, too.

But I haven’t bitten the bait because my film career is rocking. Television is an option that I definitely find exciting, but I would much rather concentrate on one thing now. So it is films for the moment."

Live audience scare Vidya Balan

With her enchanting beauty, captivating smile and seductive ways, Vidya Balan became the fantasy woman for many with her very first Bollywood film, ‘Parineeta’.

Vidya went on an award winning spree when she started her career and there was no looking back since then for this Indian beauty.

With amazing performances like ‘Paa’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ and ‘Ishqiya’, in 7 years, Vidya has succeeded in achieving superstardom.

But there is something that sends jitters down her spine. Recently at an event Vidya divulged that.

She loves acting but she cannot ever think doing theatre. “I will never do theatre because I am extremely petrified of the live audience,” said Vidya.

While theatre artists are hooked on to the medium for the ‘live audience’ aspect, here we have Vidya, who’s a brilliant actor on screen but is scared of performing live. Perhaps that’s the reason why we haven’t seen Vidya Balan perform at any of the various award functions held in the country. But we are sure her fans would want her to get rid of her fear and rock the stage with her gorgeous presence soon

Bike-riding Kangana fractures her foot

Riding the hefty bike Bullet takes a lot of muscles and sinews. The lissom and delicate Kangana Ranuat isn’t exactly the kind of person you’ll let.

It ride and that too with a person sitting pillion. But there she was riding the mean machine while shooting.

A scene in Kapurthala, not far from Jalandhar in Punjab, for director Anand Rai’s film Tanu Weds Manu during the weekend.

However, much to the director’s shock, Kangana lost her balance. The bike skidded and fell down, landing on the actress’s foot.

To make things worse, Kangana was wearing ghungroo, which took the blow of the bike’s metal and pierced her foot.

The crewmembers ran to help Kangana, who was clearly in pain. Her foot was bleeding when the bike was taken off her.

She was immediately rushed to a hospital where she was diagnosed with a minor fracture of foot and given medical treatment.

The actress has been advised bed-rest for a week, but we hear she’s raring to start shooting again. Atta girl!

Hrithik's time to face the music

Hrithik Roshan has finally admitted that he has indeed tried to improve his singing skills when it comes to his humming of.

A song for the much-awaited movie Kites. "It was time to face the music, literally!" the actor says. "I have tried to sing for Kites.

And the idea was to be honest to the grammar and hence there is no lip-syncing involved here. I was very embarrassed and nervous.

I am hoping that I am not judged by the telecast sound quality," he adds. Guess, on this one, it will not be his father.

Who will be brutal with his opinion, but his uncle and music composer Rajesh Roshan who will have a final word. And that before the audience has declared their verdict.

Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor will be part of another film

Reportedly Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor will be part of another film, after Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti.

They are set to play the lead roles in Anurag Basu’s Khamoshi. Priyanka Chopra will also be playing one of the leads. Her character.

A mentally challenged person, enters the film only after the interval though. Khamoshi will make.

It Priyanka’s second film with Ranbir, as they will be appearing together in Siddharth Anand’s Anjaana Anjaani.

Imtiaz Ali has been trying to get Katrina and Ranbir together in his film, Rockstar. Katrina turned the offer down to star in Anurag Basu’s next.

Katrina may have missed out on the chance to be the sole actress in a film, which she could have done with Rockstar.

Priyanka’s presence in the film hasn’t been confirmed as of yet as Anurag Basu is still trying to finalize her dates.

Priyanka pushes Katrina out of Basu’s ‘Khamoshi’

Ranbir Katrina Kaif is miffed and its all because of Priyanka Chopra. Just days after it was reported that Priyanka Chopra is.

The latest addition to Anurag Basu’s ‘Khamoshi’ that has Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role, Kat has walked out of the flick.

Wonder why? Its simple, Katrina is in no mood to share the limelight, especially when it’s with an ace actress like Priyanka Chopra.

With her opting out the film, Kat hopes to send her message loud and clear that it’s only solo films for her, from here on.

Confirming Katrina’s decision, a close friend of the actress said, "When Katrina agreed to do Anurag Basu`s film with Ranbir, no mention was made of another heroine, and certainly not of Priyanka.

However, when word about this reached her, she found the whole idea of the credit titles reading `Ranbir-Katrina-Priyanka` too gimmicky.

Not that she has anything against Priyanka or any other co-star." However, there are other reasons involved too.

Sources suggest that the real reason could be that Katrina wishes to get busy with her first production that is the remake of a French film.

Nevertheless, the dazzling actress doesn’t deny that she has decided to do only solo-heroine films. "I am not saying I won`t do films with other leading ladies, but for now, I`m happy in the space I am. Why should I unnecessarily rock the boat? And yes, I am finally about to lock the deal to produce my film. It`s a fabulous role and I`ve been angling for the remake rights for quite some time. I`d like to get down to it as soon as possible," said Katrina. Well, looks like Priyanka stole the show yet again!

Bipasha throws tantrum at an event

Bipasha Basu's tantrums are growing quite frequent. Most recently, she stomped out of.

A dealers' convention (organised by a brand she endorses) in Ahmedabad on Sunday night, after committing to it.

Reveals a source present at the event, "Bipasha was to make an appearance and the organisers were to pay her attendance fees immediately after.

She would be expected to attend, sit in for an hour, meet contest winners, give out prizes on stage, do some photo-ops and leave.

The actress came in more than an hour late. Nobody knows why." Quick exit That wasn't all.

The source adds that because Bipasha had come in late, she could only meet half the contest winners.

The event had started without her, She refused to wait for an hour saying she was in a hurry and had to leave.

The event managers and the brand folk refused. The actress got up, almost rudely ticking them off.

And stomped out to her car. In fact, she was so upset that she even left her managers behind before anyone could even react!"

She soon had a change of heart. Adds the source, "After driving halfway, Bips called the organisers and told them that she wanted to come back but by that time everyone had had enough of her moody, cranky behaviour. They politely told her that they didn't need her.

They had spoken to Malaika Arora Khan who was already present there (she was performing at the event) and she had agreed to step into Bipasha's shoes. In fact, the organisers are so livid with Ms Basu that they have even held her appearance payment back. You can't come to an event, insult people and walk away!" A nightmare

A source close to Bipasha says, "It was a logistical nightmare. There was a long waiting period between the two activities she was supposed to do. The event was within a certain timeline and it was one of those rare occasions where everything didn't fall in place. She wasn't late for the event nor was the event delayed because of her."

The source insists that it wasn't anybody's fault - not the organisers, nor Bipasha's nor the brand she endorses. "It's unfortunate that this happened and the onus is always on the artist to spearhead the course of events which follow after that.

Bips was the artist involved so unfortunately, the onus comes to her. If everyone had kept their cool, this unfortunate incident wouldn't have taken place."Why did she leave her managers stranded at the event? "Bipasha took one of her managers as she normally does. But most people would think she left the whole team behind, which is not true."

Sonam Kapoor feels shy in front of dad

Like a typical daddy’s girl, Sonam Kapoor was all blushes when her father Anil Kapoor showed up on the sets while she was shooting a romantic scene for the film I Hate Luv Storys. Kapoor senior dropped by to see his daughter at work at the suburban sea-facing lounge where Sonam and co-star Sammir Dattani were ready to shoot a candlelight dinner scene, involving a proposal and a break-up.
However, Sonam was shy of shooting the romantic scene in front of her dad and reportedly asked director Punit Malhotra, with whom she has a budding friendship, to shoot the intimate scene later. Puneet obliged and shot the solo close-ups on Dattani, while Sonam gave the cues by reading her lines alongside. It was only after Anil Kapoor had left the sets, did she get ready to shoot the romantic scene.

Aamir Khan honored with Padma Bhushan Award today

Bollywood Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan who has always been away from.

The award ceremonies received the Padma Bhushan Award today in New Delhi.

When asked about his seclusion from awards, he told he prefer to accept certain important awards.

That have meaning such Dinanath Mangeshkar Award and. The National awards.

The actor said, “I do accept awards but the media does not report them. I have accepted.

The Dinanath Mangeshkar award and also the National award. These hold some meaning so I have gone for these.”

Aamir earlier also has been acclaimed for Padma Shri in 2003. Feeling honored the actor said that he will accept this award with folded hands as it really means a lot to him. The superstar added, “The Padma Bhushan is an honor which the country is giving me. I accept it with folded hands. It means a lot to me since it is my country honoring me.

Priyanka Chopra’s entry made Katrina Kaif’s exit from Ranbir’s film

After Priyanka Chopra has been starred opposite Ranbir Kapoor with an important role in Anurag Basu’s Khamoshi, Katrina Kaif has stepped out of the movie. Luckily her much-awaited wish has come true simultaneously.
Katrina was trying hard to get the rights to remake the French film from a very long time and finally the deal has resulted in her favor. She wanted to begin with this project as soon as possible and for that she had to give up some of her ongoing assignments where Khamoshi was the preferred option besides Tees Maar Khan and Dostana 2.

Katrina is really excited about this French venture as she will be playing a negative role of a gold digger in the film. Katrina said that she prefer to do solo-heroine films at this point of her career. Confirming this buzz the actress said “…I’m happy in the space I am. Why should I unnecessarily rock the boat?”

John-Bipasha call it quits

It seems that is the season of break-ups in Bollywood. After Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

John Abraham and Bipasha Basu have parted ways. They were touted as one of the best couples of Bollywood. Marriage was also on the cards.

Alas! Destiny had some other plans. John and Bipasha were dating each other since 2002. It is believed that since last year.

The couple was having constant fights and distance was the factor, which led to the split. Sources close to couple state, John Abraham is known to have.

A Casanova image. Although earlier Bipasha didn’t bother about it much, it's believed that off late, Bipasha Basu was getting increasingly insecure about John’s flirtatious image.

To add to that, John’s pairing opposite Pakhi in Abbas Tyrewala’s ‘1-800-Love’ didn’t go very well with Bipasha.

Reportedly, John and Pakhi became very close friends during the shoot.” Earlier too during the making of.

Salaam-e-Ishq Vidya Balan and John came close to each other and Bipasha’s insecurity reached it’s high. Though John somehow salvaged the situation.

A common friend of Bipasha and John confirmed the development and said, “Yes, John and Bipasha have broken up. The differences between them were too much to handle for Bipasha who finally broke-up with John.” Don’t be shocked, today is 1st April and we are just playing pranks on you.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram - Bravado on the mid air Blasts!

The latest buzz doing the rounds in bolly circles is that the film ‘Raavana’s director Mani Ratnam had taken.

A real life like shot in one of the scenes, which nearly froze the unit due to fright for a moment .

It so happened that the director, who had undergone a bomb scare in real life.

When a bomb was hurled at him and luckily it burst in mid air just before it reached him, wanted.

To incorporate this particular scene in his film ‘Raavana’. Now, the two leads that is, Aishwarya.

And the south star Vikram, were to be the ones to be attacked with the bomb. For the shoot.

A petrol bomb was to be used, this had to be hurled from a distance of 25 feet, and it was supposed to burst mid air just 15 feet from where the stars were.

This bit of the scene was to be done with utmost accuracy. As everyone on the sets, including the action director were quite tensed, the leading actors, Aishwarya and Vikram, very bravely enacted the scene. The action master also had done the required act perfectly; the bomb exploded exactly the way the director wanted it to.

The actors braved it out and no one had the guts to say that they would not be able to do the stunt scene, out of fear, as no one wanted to upset the respected director’s wish. However, since the shot has already been Okayed, it remains to be seen how effective it will be for the film.