Greetings to all my Internet friends!
It's another bright and sunny spring morning here in Washington, DC and your's truly has the day off for Easter Monday! But before I get to my busy schedule of relaxing, let's see what is happening in Bolly-town!
* I cannot wait for the year's first big flashy masala film Prince!
Shot across South Africa, Thailand and India, Prince narrates the story of a quick-witted thief who wakes up one morning to realise that he has a gunshot on his arm and has absolutely no clue about how he got it because he has lost his memory and that his life is at stake.
More about PRINCE!!!
In fact, of the total time of about two hours ten minutes, the action sequences alone form roughly half of that. After a long time, Vivek Oberoi has got the opportunity of playing lead in an action film and he wants to make full use of it. The gutsy actor even jumped off from a thirty- two storied building to twenty- eight storied building with his motorbike in the film.
* India Today lists the rules for the successful launch of a star kid.
Rule No 2: Huge publicity
Seen at all the right places is a big plus for that big Bollywood launch. Aamir was enough to get Imran to all the right places and through all the right doors.
* Shahrukh is doing a Vidhu Vinod Chopra film!
Former foes Shah Rukh Khan and Vidhu Vinod Chopra will finally work together in Vidhu's next production, Ferrari Ki Sawaari. The film is about a young boy whose dream to play cricket at Lords in England comes true, thanks to the Ferrari of a legendary cricketer.
* I can only hope that the film includes a scene like the one Shahrukh promises to enact if KKR with the IPL: dancing nude to "Dard-e-Disco."
* Deepika Padukone says she doesn't mind working with older stars - but somehow I don't think all those uncles will like how she phrased it...
"I don't think it makes a difference. What is important is whether the person opposite me fits the role or not. When you come to watch a film, you do not think that 'Oh, this is an Akshay starrer and I am going to see a leading man who is 40-50 years old.'"
Hee hee! At 24, there isn't much of a difference between 40-50, it's all 'old.'
* Speaking of Akshay-uncle, the poor thing had to hide out from his wife and his dietician to indulge in delicious Italian food while shooting in Italy.
* And one of the songs in the Akshay-Aishwarya starrer Action Replayy is going to be a tribute to 1970s romance!
The couples shortlisted are Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor and Parveen Babi and Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz.
I don't usually think Amitabh-Jaya when I think 70s romance... but I guess with Aishwarya in the film, they couldn't really do an Amitabh-Rekha scene.
* A.R. Rahman, who is going on a world tour later this year, says Islam doesn't forbid music.
* Prakash Jha finds Katrina Kaif inspiring!
“Katrina is inspiring. Her quality of work, innocence, honesty and dedication is extremely inspiring. The movie was very tough for Katrina and it took her a lot of courage and confidence to essay the role, give it her best. It's my good luck that I cast her,” Jha told reporters at a press conference in Gurgaon on Saturday.
* It's the end of the road for India's Touring Talkies.
* There is no turning back as Hollywood money seems set to swamp Bollywood despite all the high-profile flops.
* Actor Tom Alter is still fighting the good fight:
Titled Bring Down the Walls, the play is an exploration of freedom in 21st century India, through the journey of five characters in search of their individuality. Each character represents an issue that commonly disturbs and conflicts with the existing social order. Watching and tracing their development are two characters (Lushin and Alter) who represent the rebellion of the previous generation and thus give us a periodical window into either side of the establishment. The whole story is brought to life by a background score inspired by Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
Finally, enjoy Bipasha Basu looking vaguely startled on the cover of Marie Claire!
Note from Filmi Girl:
I love Bollywood - and all the ridiculous things that happen in Bollywood - but it doesn't mean that I can't occasionally make fun of various celebrities and films.
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xoxo Filmi Girl