Priyanka’s lucky seven!

19 02 2010

Vishal Bhardwaj is taking all the time in the world to get the casting of Priyanka Chopra’s seven husbands right in his  film Ek Batta Saat. Vishal wants the seven husbands to look as different as possible.

As reported earlier, Priyanka Chopra plays the protagonist in the film and kills all her seven husbands. A source reveals, “Vishal wants each actor to look different from the other. So far he has finalised Mohanlal, Naseeruddin Shah, John Abraham and Arshad Warsi.

As is evident from the casting till now, each actor has a distinctive look – from skin colour, body structure, height, even personality. The script of the film is quite unconventional.”

Adds the source, “Irrfan Khan might be signed to play the fifth husband. During his recent visit to the US, Vishal had zeroed in on a foreigner, who will play one of Priyanka’s husbands.”

Ek Batta Saat is written by Vishal and renowned author Ruskin Bond. We hear Vishal liked Bond’s short story Susanna’s Seven Husbands, which the writer later developed into a film script.

Priyanka without make-up in Vishal’s next!

24 11 2009


In her next, a female-centric flick with Vishal Bhardwaj, Priyanka Chopra will be greasepaint-free. The film is based on a short story written by Ruskin Bond.

A source reveals that Priyanka plays an Anglo-Indian woman who will have seven husbands and eventually end up killing them all. Reveals a source, “It’s Priyanka’s toughest role to date. Her character is extremely volatile. It being an out-and-out thriller, PC’s look will also be different. It was Vishal’s idea to make her totally make-up free. Her plain-Jane look worked in Kaminey, and he wants to recreate that again.”

This will be Vishal’s first woman-oriented film. “The protagonist is a girl and the story is told from her perspective. Also, apart from PC there is no other major known face in the film. The seven husbands will be played by relative newcomers or by supporting characters.”

Ruskin and Vishal have been working on the screenplay together. The movie goes on floors early next year.

Murder kiya re!

According to the script, PC will come up with ingenious ways of killing her husbands. According to sources, an overdose of Viagra will bump one of her old husbands off.

– Mid-day

Shahid’s Birthday Bash: He might have invited Amrita Rao???!!!!

26 02 2009


Wow I love today!! I read this article talking about how Kareena was jelous that she was not invited to Shahid’s bash ( I mean why would she…she’s his offence , love ya Kareena) anyway…blah-blah the whole nine-yards with the ex-couple Shahid and Kareena. BUT  then it said on the guest list Shahid invited Vidya, Priyanka, AND AMRITA!!!! I know it’s probably a lie but hope it’s not!! Anyway i wish Vidya and Priyanka were cut off the list. Even though I have nothing against Vidya, and I love Priyanka..I don’t like them being linked with Shahid 😦 But hey…he got linked with Amro too ( from on now I’m calling Amrita Rao…Amro 🙂 ). Here’s the article:

We had reported that Shahid Kapur was planning an intimate gathering of friends and family for his 27th birthday at his home. The party happened as reported last night. But what’s even more interesting was that when ex-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor learnt about Shahid’s party, she planned an impromptu dinner party at Saif’s Bandra home the same night.

Says a source, “Shahid’s bash was at a lounge bar of a suburban five-star hotel. The guestlist had Vidya Balan, Amrita Rao 🙂 and Priyanka Chopra all of whom he has been romantically linked to! Meanwhile, ex-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor was not invited. Others included Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder, his Kaminey director Vishal Bhardwaj, Sajid and Wardha Nadiadwala, Ken Ghosh, Ahmed Khan and wife Shaira, designer Shabina Khan and trainer Abbas.”

Shahid was shooting in Jodhpur for Yash Raj’s next with Rani Mukerji and flew down for a day for the party. He came on Tuesday and boarded for a flight back this morning. Apart from B-Town folk, the party also included Shahid’s dad Pankaj and stepmom Supriya Kapur, their children Rohan and Sanaa, Shahid’s brother Ishaan (Shahid’s mother Neelima Azim and Rajesh Khattar’s son) Shahid’s close friend from Bangalore, Shriram were also present.

A source adds, “When Kareena heard about Shahid’s party at Sajid Nadiadwala’s party on Tuesday night, she immediately decided to host her own at Saif’s Bandra home though hers was a gathering of select friends like designer Aki Narula, her make-up artiste, Mallika Bhatt, designer Shabina Khan (who was also invited to Shahid’s party), Amrita Arora, Malaika Arora Khan, Arbaaz Khan and a few others.”

A source close to Kareena says, “What rubbish! Kareena didn’t throw any party. She was shooting double shifts for Rensil D’ Silva’s next and some patchwork for Kambakht Ishq. Maybe designer Akki Narula threw some party but Bebo wasn’t involved in it.”


Working with Rani was a great learning experience: Shahid Kapoor

18 01 2009

Bollywood’s boy-next-door Shahid Kapur, who is working on his first film under the Yash Raj banner, is all praise for his co-star in the film, Rani Mukerji.

“I’m excited to be working with Rani. I have seen so many performances of hers and actually felt – ‘Now, that’s a performance!’. So working with an actor who has done such good work can be a great learning experience,” said Shahid.

The young actor, who has been riding high on his success post hit film Jab We Met, is delighted by his association with Yashraj, the most sought after banner of the Hindi film industry.

“Only when you work in a Yashraj film, you understand why people want to get associated with the banner,” said Shahid. The as-yet-untitled film is under production.

“Their way of functioning is so professional. The kind of respect that is given to you, the way you are treated and the way work is done is just a fabulous experience,” he added. He was recently in the capital as the brand ambassador of Pioneer, electronic car audio and home theatre entertainment products.

Starting off his career by working in music videos and advertisements, Shahid made his Bollywood debut as a background dancer in Subhash Ghai’s Taal. After four years, he made his debut as a lead actor in Ishq Vishk, after which he got associated with films like Fida, 36 China Town, Chup Chup Ke, Vivah and the highly lauded Jab We Met, among others.

Born to acclaimed actors Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem, Shahid says he is “fortunate” that he will soon be directed by his father, something that he always wished. So is he nervous or excited about the project?

“A little of both. I consider myself very fortunate because I feel my father is the best actor in the industry – not one of the best. And to be directed by an actor who has worked for 30 years is simply great.” The actor’s upcoming film Kaminay, directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, has attracted a lot of attention because of its unusual title and the efforts to keep Shahid’s look under wraps. Shahid has said it is the “role of a lifetime” for him.

“I think Vishal is one of the best directors I have worked with. Honestly, he has offered me the role of a lifetime. I feel very lucky that he chose me to do this part. It’s a very difficult and challenging part, however, very exciting at the same time and different from what I have done so far in my career,” elucidated the actor.

The actor is also doing his second film with director Ken Ghosh.

In spite of being one of the best dancers in Hindi filmdom, Shahid was extremely nervous before learning a new dance form called Krumping for Ghosh’s film Yahoo.

He said: “I am a huge fan of Justin Timberlake. I remember the first day of rehearsals with Justin’s choreographer Marty, suddenly I started getting sweaty hands and became nervous.”

“I was feeling that it’s very nice to see the videos of people and say that we too can dance like them. But when you actually get down to do that, it does make you feel a little nervous,” said Shahid.

That’s cool it’s a film about cricket and Amrita Rao is doing a cricket film with Harman called Victory. Hey look Shahid and Amrita are made for each-other, kya jodi hai!!! (what a couple) 🙂

Shahrukh helps Shahid and Priyanka!

5 01 2009

The buzz is that Bollywood King Shahrukh Khan helped Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra during Mumbai terror attacks.

It is said that Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and other members were busy in shooting of Vishal Bharadwaj’s upcoming film ‘Kaminay’ at Marine Drive on November 26 when terrorists attacked several places of Mumbai. All the unit members cancelled the shooting and left for home.

If reports are to be believed, When Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra were going home, they came to know about another attack in Juhu. Shahrukh Bungalow Mannat was near. They rang up Shahrukh Khan, he told them to come home and they spent night at Mannat. It is learnt that Shahrukh Khan and her wife Gauri Khan are very kind hearted to others.

A close friend of Shahid Kapoor revealed, “Shahid and Vishal left at 10.30pm but they had to face many problems while coming back. Priyanka Chopra and Shahid decided to spend a night at Shah Rukh’s place because they could not move further. They left in the morning when situation was normal.”

Shahid & Priyanka kiss for Kaminey!

19 12 2008


These days Priyanka Chopra’s career graph is going ahead. She has given ‘Fashion’ and ‘Dostana’ as successful films to Bollywood.  She is teaming up with Shahid Kapoor in this film called ‘Kaminey’.

The movie ‘Kaminey’ is directed by Vishal Bharadwaj and is all set to schedule for a release in March next year. The film has just completed a schedule in Mumbai. In the film, Priyanka Chopra is playing the role of a middlecalss Marathi girl while Shahid Kapoor is playing the role of a gambler.

Shahid Kapoor’s get up in the film is quite interesting as he has long hair. The look was quite secret and Shahid did steer clear of cameras so that he could keep his look under wraps for a while. While shooting for this film, both actors also live in the same building in the suburbs.

It is said that Priyanka Chopra seems to be flying high these days. She is also believed to have been roped in by Yash Raj Films to do their next film, which will be directed by Jugal Hansraj and Uday Chopra will play the lead role in the film

~Well hopefully it is just for the movie…even though I love Priyanka… i swear i will hate her if she starts getting too close to my Shahid Kapoor because he’s only Amrita Rao’s 🙂 Wish both of them good luck for their movie Kaminey!