Today in gossip - trailer for Ayesha Takia's MOD; Rajinikanth proves to be a class act once again; Bangladesh opens its theater doors for Bollywood; and MORE!
* Next the words "class act" in the dictionary is a picture of Rajinikanth. He's paying tribute to the over 1000 fans who shaved their heads to pray for his recovery.
* Check out the Top 10 most anticipated films for the rest of 2011!
7) The Dirty Picture
Backed by Ekta Kapoor, the film chronicles the life of a B-grade actor [Silk Smitha - FG]. While Kapoor shrewdly catered to the masses with jarring cliches when handling her small-screen projects, her big screen ventures have mostly been those that defied convention. And with a stellar cast of Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Shah, this one is bound to raise eyebrows.
* Bollywood returns to Bangladesh!
In January 2010, Bangladesh decided to allow the release of Indian films but this happy period lasted only six months as aggrieved local filmmakers cried foul and appealed against the decision. Thus, Indian films were banned again. Now, cinema owners, fed up with the lack of local interest in local fare, appealed to the court to allow Indian film imports and the courts have agreed.
And they couldn't have picked a better time - Bollywood is better now than it's been in years!
* Bollywood star sought for gay pride parade in Amsterdam!
Although gay Hindustanis seem to be queuing up to get on board, Ms Bhikharie would have liked to see more prominent members of the Hindustani community joining the 'crew' to show their support. The response from the wider community has been neutral or positive - at least, SaVo has received no really negative comments - and she says a number of celebrities have expressed their support, but “a lot of them are on holiday, or say they think it’s a great idea but that they can’t join in”.
* John Abraham will be starring in I Me aur Main.
* Good news for Once Upon A Warrior fans... Laxmi Manchu is headed to Bollywood!
* Saif Ali Khan is baffling to me.
The actor was asked this question during an interview with a popular Bollywood news channel. And guess what he had for an answer- Dinu dada, a crew member from his latest flick Aarakshan. However, when asked to elaborate on his quip, the chote nawab wittily said, “It would be too ‘gay’ on my part to elaborate on this friendship”.
Has he finally cracked or has he just gotten bored with interviews and started answering things randomly?
* I hadn't heard of Stand By until just now.
John Abraham starrer GOAL was also based on the game of Football. So how is STAND BY different from it?
STANDBY as I said is based on Football game. But definitely its storyline is completely different from GOAL. DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL was based on current fictional story of the South Asian community in the UK. Whereas STAND BY is more so to do with internal politics that has spoiled our sports administration for years and never allowed the sport to develop thereby ruining lives of young sportsmen.
* I also hadn't heard of this film until just now.
The film, which also stars BBC Radio Cumbria presenter Gordon Swindlehurst, was made in Carlisle and around Windermere in the summer of 2007. The title role was played by Anupam Kher, who has previously starred in Bend it Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice. Mr Bhatti on Chutti tells the tale of a group of Indian tourists who visit the Lakes but become embroiled in the saga of a missing British woman. As the search gets underway, a comedy of errors unfolds and various secrets are revealed.
* This is kind of funny... Shahid Kapoor is still smarting over his role being chopped in Deewane Huye Paagal. If I remember correctly, Shahid was nowhere near as charismatic back then as he is now. His role was probably chopped for a good reason...
* Kangana will be working with Rana Daggubati in an upcoming film.
* Kat was in and now she's out of the next Karan Johar-Ayan Mukherjee project.
* Meet the three top child stars of Bollywood!
* Arbaaz Khan's birthday bash was broken up by the police.
* Sanjay Dutt's niece is making a big screen debut.
* Neetu Chandra claims to have an international project she can't talk about... I wonder if it's a film being produced here in Washington, DC... there were rumors of a "star" being cast. Hmm...
Check out the trailer for MOD - Ayesha Takia's new film!