Gossip, gossip, Monday GOSSIP!
First things first, everybody is talking about Hisss and, in a semi-shocking development, Jennifer Lynch says:
"Hisss was taken away from me in the edit. I have no idea what the film looks like. I came close to a directors' cut, which Mallika, Venus and producers (Govind Menon and Vikram Singh) referred to as 'European, languid and sensual' all the things I thought were compliments. Apparently, that did not make them happy. I have no idea what is out there. Good or bad, I cannot take credit for it. Aside from shots and performances that I pray have not been butchered."
Now, this is an interesting turn of events. I would be very curious to see Ms. Lynch's director's cut to see how it differed from what I saw - which, admittedly, was appealing only to a select audience of Mallika fans, B-grade horror-movie enthusiasts, and me.
* Here is the full quote from Shahrukh about Don:
"Don is very, very beautiful behind the dark, mean exterior and you just have to get to know him."
What?!!!!!! Don is a manipulative, misogynist, jackass!!! He takes pleasure in other people's pain - believe me, I've done a full analysis of Don.
I almost can't wait to see Don 2 just to see how Shahrukh's Don is woobified.
The Don 2 team is also banking on a boost to German tourism following the release of the film.
* PC World reviews Google's music service.
There is no way to queue songs and add them to a playlist, if you play songs through Google Music India service. Playing each and every song individually is asking too much from your average music enthusiast, and that's what Google Music India service expects you to do right now.
* Another Ram Gopal Varma film, another effigy to burn - this time, the Telugu Desam Party is upset at the depiction of N.T. Rama Rao in Rakta Charitra.
* A panel of female directors spoke out at MAMI:
The obvious question of sexism was raised. Anusha Rizvi put it into perspective by saying that it was not just a phenomenon for the film industry but was a common occurrence in every industry globally.
"In workplaces, men have two ways of dealing with women, quiet flirtation or outright condescending. So you have to figure out how to deal with it. Beyond a point, there is no point talking about it," said the co-director of Peepli Live.
* Shahid Kapoor's look for Mausam is revealed!
An onlooker on the sets said, "Shahid was pretty comfortable in the company of others. His moustache makes him look even younger."
Heeeee! What doesn't make Shahid look younger?
* Akshay Kumar is gearing up for Action Replayy with interivews!
How far are you willing to go though Akshay? After all with so many comedies and light hearted entertainers in a row, audience are now expecting a complete masala outing from you. Would you oblige?
I will always oblige, it's 'when' that will keep you guessing (smiles).
He obliged a fan with a dream date in Toronto!!
* Arshad Warsi did his own bike stunts for Golmaal 3!
* Apparently Jackie Shroff is playing Shirdi Sai Bab.
Maalik Ek marks a comeback of sorts for actor Jackie Shroff, who dons the garb of Shirdi Sai Baba. The film is based on the saint's preachings and philosophies.
* Abhishek Bachchan left a Guzaarish promotional event early - leading to much speculation on whether or not he is comfortable with Aishwarya being in the spotlight or with her chemistry with Hrithik.
I suspect that he was probably just bored.
* And, finally, Aishwarya talks about working with Sanjay Leela Bansali.
"We are so strangely connected that we can communicate so much in silence. You can't bring down the experience of working with Sanjay in one word, sentence or a paragraph. Sanjay can't be contained in a word."
Behind the scenes of Golmaal 3!
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