Today in gossip - Kat fight over Bodyguard item songs; That Girl in Yellow Boots hits US theaters; Ekta Kapoor is stopped by customs; and a few more odds'n'ends!
* We all know the real money for actors and actresses in Bollywood is in advertising.
Mr Mukherjee's most recently collated data suggest that, in terms of the percentage of airtime, the top five celebrities are Katrina Kaif, a British-born actress, Shah Rukh Khan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kareena Kapoor and Sachin Tendulkar. The top five in terms of the numbers of products advertised (if actual products rather than simple brands are counted) are Dhoni (34 products), Khan (26), Kapoor (21), Tendulkar (19) and Kaif (18). The actor Amitabh Bachchan, 68, known within the world of Bollywood as the "Big B" and who once had dozens of products to his name, has downsized his endorsements to a relatively modest 15 – among them cement, suits, the state of Gujarat and a programme to eradicate leprosy within India.
* If competition between Kareena and Katrina leads to a battle of item songs then we are all winners.
* Good news for film lovers in the US, Kalki Koechlin's That Girl In Yellow Boots is getting distribution in the US... in non-NRI theaters!
* Prakash Raaj speaks!
Be it in Wanted, Bbuddah, or Singham you played the villain who plays to the gallery- loud, over the top and a bit comical. Though the masses seem to love it, don't you think its getting a bit repetitive now?
See…you have to be very clear what the intention of such films is. The films which you mentioned are for sheer entertainment for the masses and if they love it, I will do it a 100 times again. If it is a film like Kanchivaram (for which I won the National award) I won't play to the gallery. Every film has a premise and an intention for which it is made and if your director wants you to perform in a certain way, you have to do it. At the end of the day, you are not bigger than the film.
* The latest celebrity to be stopped by customs at the airport... Ekta Kapoor.