Today in gossip - Sonu Nigaam does Britney Spears, Downton Abbey makes a Bollywood debut, Shekhar Kapur's Paani, Preity Zinta, trailer for Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande, AND MORE!
* The AFP spins a story from the Delhi Belly fallout.
* Sonu Nigam appears on a Britney Spears remix of "I Wanna Go."
* Dharmendra reflects on the change in filmmaking over the years. He laments how things have been shortened and compressed...
* Check out one of the locations for Housefull 2 - Burghley House in Stamford, a location that is also used in Downton Abbey!
* Rohit Shetty, meanwhile, was filming in Karnataka for Singham. (I love the reference to Ajay Devgn as the "Surya of the North.")
* Sajid-Wajid say they will not be pilfering South Indian tunes for Rowdy Rathod.
* Kangana Ranaut has no love lost for certain contemporaries.
As for her detractors trying to run her down, she adds, “I know where this malicious gossip comes from. But I also know that it’s not uncommon in the industry for an outsider to be treated like this. There’s so much insecurity in the industry... I know how hard it is for some to accept that an outsider with absolutely no filmi connections is catching up with them. But it’s a compliment if my peers percieve me as a threat.”
* Paani is still in the works - Hrithik Roshan is apparently is attached. Awesome.
* Preity Zinta is desperately trying to resurrect her career. Maybe she should send the memo to Madhur Bhandarkar? Heroine is currently missing a leading lady... *cough cough*
* Ahana Deol's debut has been shelved for the time being. She should team up with Narmaada Ahuja for a two-heroine film! Adhyayan Suman and Harman Baweja can be the heroes... Real old-fashioned nepotism bonanza!
* What is this bizarre obsession with 'new faces' that some Bollywood leading men have? Kajal Aggarwal isn't good enough to appear opposite Abhi now because she worked on Singham? SMH, bro... I hope this is just a rumor. Kajal has had way more hits than you, Baby B, in the last few years, so I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss her.
* Even after the mediocre film that was Blue, somebody is letting Anthony D'Souza direct another film.
Trailer for Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande - produced by Anupam Kher, I think. The tapori heist film seems to be becoming a thing, which is AWESOME.