Saturday, 12 January 2013

Neha Dhupia’s loss is Mugdha Godse’s gain

Neha Dhupia’s loss is Mugdha Godse’s gain

Mugdha Godse

It was just recently that news was doing the rounds that Neha Dhupia has opted out of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s sequel to 2011 film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. Neha was supposed to be a part of an item song. However, looks like Neha’s loss is Mugdha Godse’s gain!

Yes! Mugdha Godse, who came into the limelight with her debut movie Fashion has been roped in to replace Neha.

Neha had to opt out due to date issues. Confirming the same, Neha tweeted, “Much against my wishes n the team of #sahebbiwigangster2 , I had to opt out of the item song as my dates did not work out! The time I spent with #tigmanshudhulia and his team was tons of fun. N v look forward to workin with each other in the future! #clarified”

When there was doubt whether the news of Mugdha being roped in was true or not, Producer Rahul Mittra confirmed,”We have finalised Mughda after Neha expressed her inability to do the item number. Mugdha is a good dancer and she will surely add to the oomph factor required for the song.”

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is going to star Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Soha Ali Khan, Mahie Gill, Randeep Hooda and Raj Babbar.

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Shahrukh Khan wants to do different films

Shahrukh Khan wants to do different films

Shahrukh Khan

Bollywood is a world of dreams which lakhs of people want to be a part of. The Baadshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan was no different.  In his career spanning two decades, he achieved everything he could dream of. Now, he says he wants to make different films as he is in a position to experiment.

“I feel I was in the industry at the right time and I am very proud and thrilled that lot of things are changing with the films,” said Shahrukh Khan, at a recent press conference of Nerolac Paints, where he launched its new initiative “Paint The Change”.

“When I came in (Mumbai) that time it was only about romantic films. Now things are changing and the journey has been great. I will keep working till people want to see me,” added Shahrukh.

He says that individuals should keep dreaming, but at the same time shoud stand rooted into reality.

“Everyday a new dream is born. It is nice to keep on dreaming. I dream to make different films, I want to see my kids healthy. But I feel you have to be rooted in reality before dreaming. Believe in reality at the first place and get your education first,” he said.

“Right now I am in a position where I can afford to do anything but when I just started off that time my dream was to have a house, car and everything,” he added.

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Ayushmann Khurrana to take styling tips from Sonam Kapoor

Ayushmann Khurrana to take styling tips from Sonam Kapoor

Ayushmann Khurrana

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana who is all set to start shooting with Sonam Kapoor for Yash Raj Films’ next says he would use this opportunity to take some styling tips from the fashionista.

Ayushmann said,”Sonam is quite a style icon and I must say she is awesome. While for shooting the film, I will take some styling lessons from her.”

The actor who is still riding high on the success of his debut film Vicky Donor has signed a three-film deal with YRF. He is paired opposite Sonam for his first film with the banner.

The movie is being directed by Nupur Asthana and is a romantic comedy which shows the love story of the two at the time of recession.

The shooting for the film begins at Delhi in February. The film also stars Rishi Kapoor in a pivotal role.

Ayushmann’s next film is Ramesh Sippy’s Nautanki Saala and is all set to release on 12th April.

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Farhan Akhtar ‘runs’ away from endorsements

Farhan Akhtar ‘runs’ away from endorsements

Farhan Akhtar

It has been 18 months since Farhan Akhtar has stayed away from brand endorsements. Here is why he did so!

Farhan Akhtar is working in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and he wants to keep his look under wraps.

Apart from this, the actor has taken his role very seriously and he even went through intense physical training to achieve the body of an athlete, Farhan has apparently even refused all endorsement deals until the release of the film. And all this is to avoid the audience getting a peek into his new look.

A source close to the actor said, “Farhan has worked really hard on this project. For the last one and a half years, he has been working out and has fully devoted his time to the film. Because it’s a biopic, he worked extra hard on developing his character and didn’t want his or his team’s efforts to go in vain. That’s the reason he refused to take up any endorsements.”

The source further added that Farhan did not want to break the continuity of the shoot and hence was not willing to let anything come in between.

The revealed posters of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag look very promising and it has been heard that Farhan has gone through so much of rigorous training that he was nearly transformed into a runner himself.

Says the source,”While he was training and shooting for the film, several brands got in touch with his endorsement agency to sign him up. Right from clothing brands, sports shoes, cameras, toiletries and beverages, he was offered deals that together summed up to roughly Rs.15 to Rs.18cr.”

Photographer Atul Kasbekar, whose company manages Farhan’s endorsements, confirmed the news saying, it is true that Farhan has not signed any brands as it would have compromised the look of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

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Om Shanti Om releases again….in Japan!

Om Shanti Om releases again….in Japan!

Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone

It was six years ago that Om Shanti Om released and became a blockbuster. The movie had tough competition from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. However,it not only became a hit but also brought in great recognition to the lead actress Deepika Padukone.

Now, if reports are to be believed, the movie is all set to wow the Japanese audiences! The film is readying for a big release in Japan on March 16.

“Farah will also travel to Tokyo a few days before the release. The idea is to be part of the film’s marketing there. OSO will get one of the biggest releases an Indian film has seen till date (in Japan). Eros is working on the entire plan,” says an inside source who is in vicinity to the development.

However, it is not known whether the film’s lead cast Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone will travel to Japan for the event. “Around the time of the Japan release, they will be wrapping up Chennai Express . So, they might not be able to travel with Farah,” adds the source. Coincidentally Chennai Express is their second film together after Om Shanti Om.

When contacted, Farah confirms: “Yes, I am thrilled to know that OSO is releasing in Japan. I have seen the trailer (dubbed in Japanese). When the film hit theatres in 2007, I was pregnant and couldn’t travel to the Berlin Film Festival (where it was screened) and for its London premiere. Now I’m set to tour.”

Let us hope the magic is going to repeat far East!

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Parineeti Chopra and Siddharth Malhotra in Johar’s next

Parineeti Chopra and Siddharth Malhotra in Johar’s next

Parineeti Chopra and Siddharth Malhotra

There had been rumours doing the rounds that Karan Johar is planning a movie with his Student of The Year star Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra. For all the people who heard this news, let us confirm to you that it is 100% true!

It has been confirmed that Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap are going to co-produce Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra’s next – Hasee Toh Phasee.

Karan Johar released the first look on twitter and wrote,”The title of the Dharma-Phantom film with @S1dharthM and @ParineetiChopra is Hasee toh Phasee!!!….#haseetohphasee”. It is heard that ad-film director, Vinil Matthew is going to turn director with this flick. It is heard that he was the man behind the film’s concept and will be the one to execute it.

Hasee Toh Phasee is going to be co-produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Phantom Productions which is a joint venture by Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwane.

Anurag Kashyap feels that the fresh pairing of Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra will be something to look forward to. He said,“The story works with fresh faces, but requires a high level of chemistry and maturity in the performances. After spending months, shortlisting various actors, we finalised Sidharth and Parineeti.”

This will be Siddharth’s second film after Student of The Year which released in 2012 while Parineeti Chopra is two films old with her last flick being Ishaqzadee. Let us hope this is going to be a great combination!

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