Imran does an Akshay!

19 05 2010

Imran Khan, who was preparing to be a bit of a flirt for one of his next films, needed to draw inspiration.

So, he apparently saw a whole load of Akshay Kumar movies to learn how to be a dil phek (a man who wears his heart on his sleeve). Imran confessed that he loves the way Akshay did his flirtatious numbers in films like Heyy Babyy and even Bhool Bhuliya. And when he had to play a flirt, he knew who he had to ape.

~TOI





Sonam working on 5 projects!!

4 04 2010

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Sonam Kapoor has just done two movies since her debut in 2007, but this year, the actress has her hands full with the release of two projects and shooting schedules of three movies.
The 24-year-old, who was first seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Saawariya” and later in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s “Delhi-6″, is awaiting the release of “Aisha” and “I Hate Luv Storys” in 2010.

“Guys, I’ve finished filming ‘Aisha’ and ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ and they will be my two releases this year. I’m working on three films this year. I’m doing ‘Thank You’, ‘Mausam’ and the third one I can’t talk about,” Sonam posted on her Twitter page Saturday.

In “Aisha”, which is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Emma, Sonam plays the role of an uber chic high society girl and has three actors opposite her – Abhay Deol, Arunudoy Singh and popular veejay Cyrus Sahukar. It is expected to release in August.

Slated to release in July, “I Hate Luv Storys” is a romantic movie produced by Karan Johar and directed by debutant Punit Malhotra. It will have Sonam cast alongside Imran Khan and Sammir Dattani.

In the midst of promoting these films, Sonam will also be giving time to her new films – Anees Bazmee’s romantic comedy “Thank You” opposite Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Kapoor’s “Mausam” with his son Shahid and another project, the details for which she isn’t ready to give out as yet.





Akshay sinks teeth into Katrina!

30 03 2010

Katrina Kaif’s health problems just don’t seem to end. After several health scares, including a recent one when she fainted on the sets of Tees Maar Khan, on Friday evening Katrina was injured on the film’s sets when Akshay Kumar’s jaw accidently hit her head while shooting a dance sequence at Malshej Ghat.

A source said, “It was a ballet-like dance sequence and Katrina’s head bumped into Akshay’s jaws and his teeth hurt her head badly. Katrina immediately realised the gravity of the injury as director Farah Khan rushed towards her. Since it was a head injury, Katrina felt dizzy for a few minutes but immediate care was taken to make her feel better.

When Akshay saw that Katrina’s head was bleeding due to the impact, he told her that she will have to take at least four stitches. The very thought that she would need stitches made Katrina all the more scared and she almost started crying when Farah stepped in and told Akshay to not scare her anymore.

A doctor was called to the sets to have a look at Katrina’s injury before she left for the day. Akshay couldn’t help but joke that though he is an action hero, it is Katrina who keeps getting injured. First she fainted on the sets, and now this injury.”

Farah Khan remained unavailable for comment as she was shooting in a no network zone in Malshej Ghat. However, the spokesperson of Tees Maar Khan confirmed and said, “Yes, Katrina did get injured badly after which Akshay kept pulling her leg. Katrina is fine now and has resumed shooting.”





New:Akshay and Katrina “Tees Maar Khan” Still!

29 03 2010





No reality shows for Kareena!

27 03 2010

On the heels of Priyanka Chopra filling in for Akshay Kumar in the third season of television reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, comes news that a leading general entertainment channel has offered Kareena Kapoor a reality show too.

The show, should the actress accept the offer, will reportedly be titled Main Kareena Kapoor Banna Chahti Hoon. And the reigning Bollywood diva will have to travel the length and breadth of India to meet various contestants who aspire for an Bollywood innings.

While the modalities are still being worked out, news has it that Bebo herself is flattered with the concept. And even more flattered with the remuneration being offered. However, she can’t even think of a television debut till late 2011 because she has just started filming RA 1 with Shah Rukh Khan in Goa. Simultaneously, from April 7, Kareena will also start work on Golmaal-3 in Goa. And, on May 20, she is likely to begin Agent Vinod with Saif Ali Khan in Mumbai. In September, Bollywood’s No. 1 actress begins a film with National Award filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar.

~TOI





No one can match Akshay Kumar:Priyanka Chopra

23 03 2010

Priyanka Chopra last paired with Akshay Kumar in 2005 with their last movie being Waqt. Reports had then said that their relationship had allegedly gone sour.

However, that isn’t stopping Priyanka from showering praises on Akshay whom she replaces as the host of the Indian version of Fear Factor on Colors. Priyanka says she can never match the standards set by Akshay for the show who, with his daredevil stunts and panache, grabbed eyeballs.

“I am not getting into Akshay’s shoes. I am carrying forward his legacy. He has already established the show and set a standard. But I am looking at setting my own standards and the bar will be really high. Akshay is the original khiladi and he loves stunts and doing action sequences. No one can emulate him. He does all the strenuous stunts with such ease that they look perfect. It will be a tough challenge for me to follow up his act but I am ready for it,” says Priyanka, who was reported to be very close to Akshay a few years ago. The actors had vehemently denied those rumours then but did not team up with each other post the gossip.

The news of Priyanka hosting the show also means that she is now fully fit. A few months ago she had fallen ill post which doctors advised her to take rest and not push her body for a few months.

She says, “I am fine. In the next few months I’ll get to do a lot of action stunts. Later this year I start shooting for Don 2 where I have some heavy-duty action sequences. Even in this show I will do all the action routines myself and there is nothing that I have been advised not to do. I love the adrenaline rush I get from doing action sequences and I am looking at pushing my body. It will be great fun.”

~ DNA India





Akshay wants holi with Aishwarya!

22 03 2010
Akshay Kumar is apparently sulking with filmmaker Vipul Shah. He wanted very badly to play Holi with his heroine Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in their film Action Replayy.

But despite Vipul’s best efforts, he couldn’t come up with a Holi song that justified Akki and Ash together.

Instead, it was Neha Dhupia who got a chance to colour Ash red in the song. Aishwarya had a rocking time shooting for the Holi song.

Akshay apparently was complaining that he didn’t get to participate in the song that he liked so much, nor did he get a chance to dance with Ash. But this time his complaints fell on deaf ears. Vipul was adamant about not changing his original sequence.
~TOI