Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday Gossip!

Good morning, people! Just a quick reminder that I will be in New York City from the 14-17 so there will be NO daily updates then. Okay? Cool!

Now, let's move on... we have some very sad news first...

* There was a fatal accident on the sets of Son of Sardar. A light man named Machinder Arvel was electrocuted. My sympathies to his family and friends.

* Actress Nupur Mehta has been fingered as the honeytrap in the cricket match fixing scandal. And who is Nupur Mehta?

* Zarine Khan is going to play a princess again in a Tamil film.

* Ranbir Kapoor news! He'll be seen in the remake of Telugu film Ishq and apparently Bombay Velvet is on again with Ranbir instead of Aamir.

* Kalki joins the cast of Ye Jawani Hai Deewani aka Wake Up Sid director Ayan Mukherjee's next film. Unfortunately, the lady paired opposite Ranbir will not be Kalki but Deepika Padukone. I'm sorry but I cannot take ANY film seriously casts Deepika Padukone in a role that requires her to do more than giggle. She's fine for stuff like Housefull but not for anything that requires, you know, acting skill. I can understand why producers would want Deepika for her name brand and this film will get a lot of buzz just because of the "ex" factor but I won't be wasting my time seeing it.

* Who doesn't love Prem Chopra?

What was the experience of working with Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor like?

Saif has evolved as an actor and I see a drastic improvement in his acting skills. I remember working with him in Yaar Gaddar back in 1994; now when I saw him perform in Agent Vinod, he comes across as one of best actors in recent times. Not only as an actor – even as a producer, he is very hands-on and very generous.

* British film The Infidel is getting an Indian remake.

The remake will focus on India’s two main religions: Hinduism and Islam. Sajjad Chunawala, Director of Trigno Media said: “People are terrified about race and religious issues, especially issues surrounding Muslims and Hindus, and when people are terrified, what they really should do is laugh.

* Anurag Kashyap and Imtiaz Ali will screen their unreleased films at the Wassup Andheri Festival.

* Neil Nitin Mukesh's surly 20 year old brother is already being buzzed about as a director, despite never having directed anything and only be 20 and in college. And the industry wonders why people hate star children.

* Meanwhile Aamir's son Junaid Khan is getting hassled about entering films. How is he 18 already?! I remember when he was a sullenly awkward 12 year old towering over his dad...

He comes across as a down-to-Earth kid, though. As to be expected from Aamir Khan's son!

Junaid says that he enjoys music (he's a trained pianist), sports like football and squash (which have taken a backseat ever since he joined the service club) and gaming (but his video game console has been lying untouched for six months). We also ask him if his extracurricular activities includes theatre - seeing, of course, that he comes from a film family - to which he says, "I'm deeply involved in my work for our service club."

Good boy, Junaid!

* Choreographer Ganesh Acharya makes an on screen cameo in Tezz.

* Preity Zinta is worried about the title of her comeback - Ishq in Paris, which is close to the rumored title of Shahrukh's film London Ishq.

* Amala Paul and Siddharth to reprise their roles in the Hindi version of Kadhalil Sodhapuvathu Yeppadi?

The promo for an upcoming documentary on scriptwriter Aghajani Kashmeri! You can check out more information here! The film is going to debut in Toronto in April, so don't miss it!!

I couldn't watch this whole thing because I got too embarrassed for her but... "The Shahrukh Song." Enjoy!

1 comment:

maxqnz said...

I really liked The Infidel - Omid Djalili is very funny and Richard Schiff was superb as his "nemesis". It will be very interesting to see how it translates - I have yet to see much evidence that Indians can laugh at themselves on the matter of religious differences. Plus, of course, there's the fact that the basic storyline involves the many similarities between Judaism and Islam, right down to circumcision. I wish the creative team well, but remain a little sceptical of their ability to pull this off.

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