Saturday, January 31, 2009

Can playing sexy save Mallika’s career?

/photo.cms?msid=4054268 Love her or hate her but you can’t ignore her. That’s Mallika Sherawat for you. Recently, we heard (one more) interesting bit of hush-hush news about one of Mallika’s films. After doing bold roles in Khwaish and Murder, the actress was all set to play a seductress in Forbidden.

According to sources, Mallika was quite excited about her role in the erotic thriller (which doesn’t surprise us). Unfortunately for Mallika, the film was shelved.

The film was to be produced by Ratan Jain and directed by debutant Manish Gupta. The entire film was to be shot in a palatial villa in England. Interestingly, the script required Mallika to seduce her 20-something step son.

“Mallika had some qualms when it came to who would play her step son. She did not want any well-known face for the role. At one time, Tusshar Kapoor was considered and the producers had a meeting with him. But, Mallika refused to work with Tusshar. Left with no choice, Ratan Jain and Manish Gupta finally signed Aditya Seal who had made his debut as Manisha Koirala’s juvenile admirer in Ek Chhoti Si Love Story,” said our source.

All was going well and Manish Gupta was scheduled to go to UK to finalise the location when he suddenly learnt the film had been shelved. “Later, Manish learnt that Ratan Jain did not want him to direct Bobby Bedi’s film Stoneman Murders, which he was also supposed to make. Manish was told that he solely concentrate on Forbidden or opt out. Manish chose to direct Bedi’s film instead of Jain’s.” said our source.

Manish Gupta confirmed that he was to direct Forbidden with Mallika Sherawat in the lead. When asked if Ratan Jain had given him an ultimatum, a tactful Manish said, “I was unable to direct Forbidden because I started work on Stoneman Murders at the same time.”

When asked why Forbidden was shelved, Ratan Jain said, “Is it necessary for me to tell all this? I don’t want to talk about it.” While Ratan Jain and Manish Gupta continue their fight, Mallika we suppose is desperately looking for another sizzling role to put her flagging career back on track.

Christmas release for Aamir's next

Christmas seems to be truly merry for Aamir Khan.
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His earlier film, Taare Zameen Par, was released on December 21, 2007, and Ghajini on December 25, last year. Now, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, producer of the Aamir-starrer 3 Idiots plans to release the film on Christmas day.

The film’s first schedule was shot in Ladakh and Shimla in September last year. Meanwhile, the second schedule of 33 days is currently being shot at IIM Bangalore. They will return in February to complete
the last schedule in Mumbai. The film will be nearly 80 per cent complete after the Bangalore schedule.

Our source says, “Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Raju Hirani have realised that Aamir has been extremely lucky with his films released during the Christmas season.”

Chopra confirmed the news, “3 Idiots is a happy film. Christmas is the perfect time to release such a life-affirming work. It would add to the spirit of happiness and good cheer of Christmas.”

Comfort zones for sex

If boredom is setting into your relationship and causing doldrums in your sex life, it's time to shed your inhibitions and get more experimental
Comfort zone for sex
Right ambiance for a better sex life. (Getty Images)
to enhance sexual pleasure.

While you may have already indulged in different kinds of love-making with your partner, it's important to ensure the right settings to make the most of a night of passion. Be it the bedroom ambiance, surrounding items, lighting, aroma or anything that helps boosting your sexual desire, the decor of the room must be in accordance with your mood and the kind of sex you want to indulge in.

Marriage and relationship counselor Gitanjali Sharma elucidates, "Sex is a natural need for all human beings. But there has to be appropriate arousal for a night of passion and the environment, ambience and bedroom settings play a major role is stimulating your sexual hormones. Just like we eat when we are hungry, similarly, there has to be a sex drive and a physical desire to make you indulge in sex and it come from various things in the pleasure playground."

Couples indulge in sex for various reasons. Some want to experiment and try out new things in bed, while others love seeing their partner experience heights of pleasure. There are others too who love pampering their partner through diverse forms of sex.

Here are various settings that can enhance your sexual camaraderie.

Create an innovative environment during experimental sex
As the name suggests, an experiment signifies something creative and out-of-box, so it could be a wild sexual stint. Couples opting for experimental sex aim to bring back the excitement and lust filled initial-days of their relationship. No matter how long they've been into their relationship, there is a need to have an Earth-shattering sexual experience every once in a while.

DO IT RIGHT : Dr Amita Mishra, a sex and relationship expert suggests, "When it's about being experimental, try out just about everything. From the sofa to the floor, living room to the kitchen, bathtub to the garden, let your imagination take over completely. Enacting a porn star or a pole dancer act could take your spouse by surprise. Having meals in a semi-clad state will ignite your partner's erotic side. Keep sexual props like whips, chains, pompoms and streamers handy to add to the mood."

Pamper your beau during make-up sex
Make-up sex is a quick and effective way to get rid of an ugly argument, so if you had a gut-wrenching fight with your spouse, there can be nothing better than indulging in a sexual reconciliation. While the act gives you several chances to say 'sorry' to your partner, don't forget the right ambiance is e a blessing in disguise. Not only it will make your partner feel pampered, but also let you gradually descend towards a sex romp.

DO IT RIGHT : Marriage and relationship counselor Gitanjali Sharma adds, "Keep a nice musical show piece, preferably a couple doing ball dance, alongside the bed that makes a chiming sound to add to the soothing aroma that you wished to create. Also, a lavish chandelier placed right above your bed can create the right combination of light and shadow. Also, decorate the room with flowers, place some surprise gifts for your partner, use satin bed sheets, heart shaped pillows etc that create a perfect atmosphere that makes your partner forget the fight and enjoy the sexual gratification."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rahman Does A Sexy Number

The Pussycat Dolls, that vivacious all-girl American pop group that made men swoon and wonder with their raunchy song and video Don’t You Wish Your

Pussycat Dolls Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me, is apparently under our A R Rahman’s musical spell. The Indian Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee who’s got the world standing up and saying Jai Ho to his music in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, is remixing the award-winning song for a single music video track by the Pussycat Dolls. The original was done by Indian rap-bhangra artiste Sukhwinder Singh. But Rahman, after hooking up with American music producer Jimmy Iovine — has worked with bands like U2, Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen and Eminem, has done a remix version for the Pussycat Dolls. The Pussycat Dolls, made up of lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt and Carmit Bachcr, achieved worldwide success in 2005 with their album PCD and produced hits like Buttons and Stickwitu, the latter which earned the group a Grammy Award nomination. Last year, they released their second studio album Doll Domination, which included the hits When I Grow Up and I Hate This Part. Throughout their rise to fame, the group has been criticised for its overtly sexual image and explicit dance routines, but Rahman has apparently no issues working with them. According to a source, the website desihits got in touch with Rahman and Iovine for the remix version. The track is being produced by American singer and record maker Palow Da Don who has done albums with Will Smith, Fergie, Rich Boy, Usher, Nelly, G-Unit and Mario. The website’s CEO Anjula Acharia Bath, admitted that she had spent time with Rahman on the track which would “be a great dance anthem with an amazing beat and a collaboration of sounds of the East meeting the West”. She added, “I was humbled to watch Rahman and Iovine in the studio.” Rahman, after the double whammy delivered by the Golden Globes and Oscar nomination, has characteristically gone underground and could not be contacted for comment.

Bipasha headed west

Bipasha Basu has been chosen to star opposite Hollywood actor Billy Zane, in music-director-turned-producer Tabun’s next project.

Bipasha Basu

Sources also tell us that Kareena Kapoor was the initial choice for the role, but Bips was chosen instead.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

John Abraham hurt

John Abraham has hurt his leg badly. It was while shooting for David Dhawan’s film Hook Ya Crook that the accident
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A unit member informed us that he had to slide down a 20-feet pole. But he couldn’t get it right. Unfortunately for John, he landed directly on his leg.

In spite of orders from the doctor to take some rest, our Johnny Bravo quickly treated himself to some first aid medication, and went pole sliding all over again. This time he got it right, and then rushed to the X-ray clinic. Talk about wanting to get it right by hook ya crook...

Shimmy your way to sexy

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When your sex life is almost non-existent or you just can't seem to get that date into your warm bed - that's when you know you really got to work it hun bun. And while you can start reading the classic Kamasutra or watch erotic/disgusting porn to get some pointers, I suggest the sure shot way into his pants - the shimmy.
That's the first thing you'll learn while belly dancing, where you hold your entire body still and softly shake your tummy or chest. Belly dancing means showing your sexy tummy and moving your body in a way that will make him forget his X-box; Heck even the sentence, 'I can belly dance,' will drive his imagination wild and you can guarantee yourself a few dates.

Don't believe me? No prob - read this:

The not-so-secret diaries

The setting

"Even if you are an average dancer, it's easy to turn men on. But when he's got the bait and you actually lure him in, you better turn your bedroom into a princess's harem.

"That means, throw around those velvet and heavy silk rugs, drape the lamps and dim down the lights. You have to have strong incense stick or aroma candles burning to add to the mystical set-up of the room. Remember - let him feel like the prince, so that you can get what you really want from him." - Radhika Gupta

Divine Goddess...

"You've got to fake it if you don't feel like one already! Wear your belly dancer top with harem pants and your jingly belt. Leave your hair down (wet hair looks super hot) and clasp on those ices. To add some additional spice, get your belly pierced. That way his eyes will never move away from your hip drops.

"Or else, to melt him after just one shimmy make sure you are showing off some cleavage and dab on some perfume there. This makes him sweat even with the air conditioner on." - Tanya Vora

Shake that thing Ms...

When my boyfriend stares at all those bikini clad women more than at me, I get mad. So I dress up in my dance clothes, turn on the music and start dancing like he's not even in the room. He gets super turned on and comes to watch me, but I continue to ignore him. Then he comes real close and I start giving him a little attention.

"He goes wild when I do the chest shimmy. I mix that up with the undulation where I push and lift my chest and then roll my tummy towards him. I keep him at close proximity when I do this. That way my chest and bare stomach brush past his chest and he gets turned on in less than a second. Bikini babes bye-bye!" - Nikasha Bhatia

In no time you'll be giving Shakira a run for her money! So fast-track your life back to sexy, just a few classes will be enough to make him your slave. But just make sure he isn't a heart patient, you don't want to go running to the ICU instead of the bedroom!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

AR Rahman: It’s all about the faith

AR Rahman believes spirituality adds magic to
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AR Rahman
his music.

It’s prayer time for A R Rahman. After Slumdog Millionaire’s worldwide music acclaim, the music maestro has apparently become extra meticulous about rituals. Rahman said, “I have been particular about prayers for the last 15 years. With success and acknowledgement my faith and conviction in the strength of prayers has only increased ten folds.”

A source close to the musician revealed, “Even when Rahman has a tedious schedule, he makes it a point to offer Namaaz five times a day, especially so after the awards. Recently, he asked a producer to hold the release event of Delhi 6 music earlier so that he could attend the Friday Namaaz.”

Rahman confirmed this and said, “It’s true that I pray from 1 pm to 3 pm, so I requested the producers to wind up the event in the morning so that I get the afternoon free.”

Clarifying his stance on religion, he said, “Religious sounds rather vulgar these days, I am more of a spiritual person. And I believe in being consistent with my spirituality. As one grows in life, one realises the magnitude of spirituality. It is the most beautiful passion. It raises you above all the negativities. For me and my music, spirituality is the most important element and I don’t think I can create the kind of music I do, if I don’t practice spirituality.”

Movie Review: Chandni Chowk to China!

The movie Chandni Chowk to China is a story of a poor guy Sidhu who lives in the Chandni Chowk of New Delhi along with his Dada Mithun Chakraborty. His fate and Ranvir Shorey who played the role of the interpreter called Chopstick, brought him to a village of China to kill the villain Hojo, which was played by Gordon Liu. Sidhu who is in fact the Akshay Kumar thought that he was reached here to become the King, but there people actually thought that he is an incarnation of a great fighter.

Mean while he met with a twin and their father, the role of twins Meow Meow (Suzy) and Sakhi are being played by Deepika Padukone. One of the major problems which I faced during the movie is that the most of the dialogues are in Chinese which caused me to concentrate on the English writing, so might be this is one of the reasons behind the headache.

I will give two out of five stars to the movie. The star caste of the movie includes Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Ranvir Shorey, Gordon Liu, and Mithun Chakraborty. The movie was directed by Nikhil Advani. Click here to download the mp3 songs of the movie.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Aamir Khan’s flattered by cool Katz!

So Ghajini has become the biggest grossing movie in the shortest possible time span? Hmmnn! Why aren’t we surprised? ‘Coz its Aamir boy who
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wore the ‘thinking cap’ (he probably has it screwed on) for the promotional blitzkrieg.

No wonder this Khan has audiences of all shapes, sizes and ages wrapped around his muscled finger (or is it his entire body?). Not only the junta, even industry folks (hot babes with boyfriends included) are in awe of Aamir’s sense of perfection. Recently during an interview with us, Katrina Kaif commented that Aamir Khan has the best body in the business. We’re sure AK must’ve been maha-khush on hearing this, though in his usual nonchalant style he told us, “I’m flattered by what Katrina said.

If you ask me, I like John’s physique. I think he has a great body. I only did what was required for my role. I think Salman has got a great physique, too.” Aha ... we’re sure Sallu will love the latter part of Aamir’s response, but the bit about Johnny boy? We sooo doubt that he’ll agree with his dost. For ‘butt’ obvious reasons, na?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

John and Katrina's identity crisis

Looks like, John and Katrina had some tough time convincing the New Yorkers about their top-notch celebrity status in Bollywood. The two B-town hotties were denied entry into a night club in New York, as the two did not carry sufficient identity proofs! The stars were there to celebrate a crew member’s birthday out of their hectic schedule for their forthcoming film- New York.

The actors immediately rushed to their hotel to fetch their IDs, but by the time they returned- the party was almost over! The incident surely might have put the actors in an embarrassing position.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Rab NeBanadi Jodi's Oscar connection

t's time for YRF to start their celebrations as Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi has had a successful run at the BO since its release last week. And if that was not enough the news is that YRF has got a call from the Oscar library requesting them for the script of ‘Rab Ne...’ for its permanent collection.

News has it that it's basically the sensitivity of the screenplay and the unusual love story that attracted the attention of the Oscar library. For the uninitiated, the scripts in the collection are kept at the famous Margaret Herrick Library and are made accessible strictly for research purposes only. It's actually the students, filmmakers, writers and actors who can avail of the script. Not just that, the screenplays may only be viewed in the library since they do not get circulated and no screenplay is allowed to be photocopied.

Critics may not have given ‘Rab Ne...’ the much expected five star ratings, but being chosen for the Oscar library is an achievement in itself! SRK will surely agree to this!

Lord 'shave' the Queen: Shilpa

Actresses are usually ready to give their arm and teeth for the role of a lifetime. Here’s one who’s agreed to chop off her lustrous locks for one such particularly enticing offer.

Shilpa Shetty it seems has agreed to sport a bald pate for a film titled Desire. The project is an Indo-Chinese venture that’s being directed by Malyali film director R Sarad. Shilpa will reportedly star Shilpa opposite Chinese actor Xia Yu. Shooting for the film kicks off soon in Kerala. Although nothing concerning her looks has been revealed, speculations are rife that the actress may just go all the way and shave her head. What Shilpa has made it clear is that it’s going to be her most challenging role yet.

Desire is based on ten years in the life of Shilpa’s onscreen character, for which she’s also been perfecting an Odissi dance form.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Kat grooves for the King!

Looks like the King of Bollywood can’t do without his
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We are talking about Akshay Kumar and his lucky mascot Katrina Kaif. After giving a string of hits, the jodi will be seen together once again. Katrina has agreed to shoot for a special number for the Akshay-starrer Blue .

The song will be shot on a whopping Rs 6 crore budget and in Mumbai soon. According to a unit member, “Katrina has agreed to do the song only for Akshay’s sake. She genuinely did not have the dates to accommodate another film. But Akshay considers Katrina to be lucky and the two get along very well. So, the actress agreed.”

We hear Katrina has been rehearsing for the song and will have to do double shifts to complete it. But she doesn’t mind it. And, looks like Akshay could do with a little luck after his dismal opening with CCTC last week.

My work is my life: Bipasha

Back in Srinagar to shoot for 'Lamhaa', Bipasha Basu says that she’s not going to risk her life for a film. This is what the dusky beauty says
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about the issue.

“Too much was made out of the whole thing (when Bips left the schedule in Srinagar earlier). Lamhaa is a difficult film. There was bound to be ups and downs. The producer and director knew why I left. A certain amount of security was promised. The first seven days were absolute chaos – nothing was organised and there was a lack of security,” she said.

“Yes, my work is my life. But then, I’ve a life beyond work. I’m not going to risk my life unnecessarily for any film. Who comes to hold your hand when you’re in pain? Let’s be optimistic,” she added.

She said, “This time, hopefully, we’ll shoot without any trouble. Let’s be sensible about it. Lamhaa is a sensible film and it would be difficult for audiences to follow (the language and behaviour of the local Kashmiri girls, which she’d planned to learn earlier). At the end of the day, we’re making a commercial film.”

“I love working with Rahul Dholakia (the director of Lamhaa ). He’s fun and funny. We’ve a strange equation. He looked at me at the start and asked if I am a method actor. I liked that. It showed the director had enough respect in me to first find out what kind of an actress I am,” she added.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

15 Sexiest Women of India!

During my leisure time I asked a few friends of mine that who is the sexiest Indian women? They suggest lots of names and I was surprised whom to choose as the sexiest Indian women. Finally I came up with the 15 names and found to share them with my visitors, so that you can choose and vote for the sexiest Indian women.

15> Perizaad Kohla:

This Hot lady is there in my list because of her superb performance in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star One. I have seen a few episodes of the serial and liked her.

14> Parvathy Omankuttan:

The Miss World Runner Up of the year 2008 from Kerala is a hot name these days. I liked her when I saw her after the event.

13> Udita Goswami:

This Hot and sexy lady from the movie “Paap” was a big name a few years back, but is not in the news from last few months. She is one of the hot models of India.

12> Sushmita Sen:

Former Miss Universe from India, is one of my personal choice. I liked her very much in the movie “Mai Hoon Na”, especially when she wears a Sari, she looks too hot.

11> Celina Jaitley:

One of the sensational hot at the time of her debut movie “Janasheen”, in which she came along with Fardeen Khan. I personally did not like her too much but some of my friends are too excited to put her name in the list.

10> Mallika Sherawat:

One of the hottest actresses of India. Got the immense popularity in the movies like “Murder” and “Khwahish”. She got the world wide popularity after working with Jackie Chan in the movie “The Myth”.

9> Riya Sen:

One of the sexiest and cutest girls in my view. I like the charming face of Riya. She was in lead role in “Style”, but after that she did not worked for any main movie.

8> Tanushree Dutta:

One of the cutest faces of the Indian Film industry. I liked her in the movie “Aashiq Banaya Aapne “.She won the Femina Miss India title in 2004.

7> Deepika Padukone:

One of the sensational faces of the last year. She ignites the box office in her debut movie “Om Shanti Om”. I like her cute face but personally don’t consider her as the sexiest Indian movie.

6> Shweta Tiwari:

Shweta Tiwari is one of the popular faces of the Bhojpuri movies and a popular television actress. I liked her so much in her role of “Prerana” in the Popular Serial of Ekta Kapur’s “Kasautii Zindagii Kay”.

5> Mandira Bedi:

One of my personal choices, as far as the sexiest ladies are concerned. She got the immense popularity in the serial “Shanti” of DD National and then she came into lime light in the World Cup Cricket.

4> Priyanka Chopra:

Former Miss India World and Miss World 2000, and a top class actress of Bollywood. She made her debut in the Bollywood from “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy”.

3> Bipasha Basu:

One of the hottest actress of Indian Film Industry, and a Super Model. She is often cited by popular magazines and newspapers of India as one of the Asia’s sexiest celebrity women.

2> Sania Mirza:

The Tennis Star of India and she was a sensation in year 2007-08. Sania Mirza won the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls’ Doubles title, teaming up with Alisa Kleybanova of Russia. Although she is a good tennis player but she remains in news for either her skirts or some of the other reasons. Many people in India consider her as the sexiest face of India.

1> Katrina Kaif:

And the sexiest Indian woman in my views is Katrina Kaif, who was also elected as the Sexiest Asian Women for 2008 by a magazine in UK. Her cute face is liked by most of the people in India. She got the immense popularity by working in the movies like “Welcome”, “Singh is King”, “Namastey London” and few other flickers.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kareena plays diva...again

Kareena Kapoor has refused to perform with Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Bipasha Basu at an awards function to be held
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The organisers were taken by surprise when they learnt that Kareena had opted out of the show at the last minute. They have been running the promos of the show with Kareena and the other four actresses.

Kareena informed the organisers about her decision last evening. The act in question was the finale of the awards ceremony.

Our source said, “The organisers had planned back-to-back performances with Kareena, Katrina, Priyanka, Deepika and Bipasha. Kareena, who has done many more films than the other four, who are performing in the finale did not want to be clubbed with them. She wants to do bigger, better and exclusive stuff.”

Our source added, “As a policy, Kareena has decided not to perform at weddings and New Year bashes and she had made this public too. As for this particular function, she was in two minds for some time but later decided to stick to her decision.”

Director of the show, Mohammed Morani of Cineyug said, “Kareena is out from the function. Her name has been pulled out from the TV promos.”

Monday, January 12, 2009

All-time Bollywood Earners



Aamir Khan's Ghajini is breaking box-office records in almost all possible ways. The film had one of the biggest box-office openings possible in the country. To garner opening collections as big as Rs 7 crores which is almost four times the biggest opening for any Bollywood film is an achievement in itself. Add to it the film has collected a worldwide gross of Rs 200 crores in just 2 weeks which clearly slots Ghajini in the list of all time blockbusters.

No wonder Ghajini happens to be the first film to celebrate its second success party. In times of global recession when films are not even in a position to celebrate a single success party, this Aamir Khan film just goes one step ahead.

With the blockbuster success of Ghajini, we speak about the other top Bollywood blockbusters of all time.


Mother India – India's first Oscar nomination

Not many might be aware that Mehboob Khan's Mother India (1957) was a remake of his earlier black-and-white film called Aurat (1940). As he added colours to Mother India narrating the basic turmoil of the Indian farmer, the film fascinated one and all with its touching drama and towering performances from the cast comprising Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raj Kumar, all of who went on to become big stars.

Mother India was a huge crowd-puller and was also the first Indian film nominated at the Oscars.


Mughal-e-Azam – 14 years in the making

This historical indeed created history in ways more than one. The film was in making for as long as 14 years but despite that never lost its sheen when released in 1960. The production values were grand with magnanimous war scenes and royal sets.

Mughal-e-Azam happens to be one of the few films that lived up to its hype. Word is that the current booking never opened for weeks since tickets were sold in advance. Cine-goers used to queue outside Bombay's Maratha Mandir theatre for weeks to catch this majestic movie.

At times when film budgets would never hit the million mark, Mughal-E-Azam was made at a huge budget of Rs 1.5 crores and went on to collect much more.


Sholay – 6 years uninterrupted run

The name Sholay is synonymous with super-success. Almost anybody and everybody who has little knowledge about Bollywood would know the film Sholay and its success story. Ironically this blockbuster didn't get a big opening when released on 15 August 1975 but picked up soon and then there was no looking back.

The dialogues of Sholay are still fresh in audience mind and so are the characters from the hero to even the villain's sidekick. The film ran for 4 uninterrupted years in Mumbai's Minerva theatre and continued for 2 more years in the matinee show.


Hum Aapke Hai Kaun...! – released only with 4 prints

It took a couple of decades for any film to come close to being a blockbuster success. Like Sholay, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun wasn't a huge opener since the film released only with 4 prints across Mumbai. But this is one of those rare films that picked up with positive word of mouth and whole families thronged to theatres with the comeback of the family drama.

Even Sooraj Barjatya might not have estimated that his film would do such huge business at the box-office. Hum Aapke Hai Kaun...! ran for years at Mumbai's Liberty cinema.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Akshay Kumar’s next big film…

Akshay Kumar Like we gave you Aamir Khan in wife Kiran’s film Dhobi Ghat when everybody else was talking about Ghajini, we now break the news of Akshay Kumar’s next big film even before his Chandni Chowk To China releases. It is called Patiala House. And, yes, the King of Singhs is going back to Punjab with this comedy.

There are going to be 32 Sardars in the film, all seen in one frame, not even Akshay’s Singh Is Kingg was so daring! These 32 Sardars are all members of one big joint family in Punjab. Among them is Dara Singh, the Godfather of Bollywood’s Sardars, and son Vindu. Vindu spoke to BT, “After I completed shooting with Akshay for Kambakt Ishq, he asked me to keep myself free in 2009 for this film.

He also wants dad to be part of it. My dad has retired but he can’t say no to Akshay who had obliged him by doing one of our Punjabi films.” Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja, who made Chandni Chowk to China, are producing Patiala House. Confirming the news, Nikhil said, “It goes on the floors this year.”

And, if you are wondering which of Akshay’s fave ladies — Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor or Deepika Padukone — will be opposite him in this film, then here’s another little bit of news that BT’s got. There are talks that South Indian actress and Ghajini star Asin may play the lead role.