Amrita back in Shahid’s life??

4 04 2010

Many celebs magazines are reporting that Amrita Rao, the Bollywood dolly is dating actor Shahid Kapoor. According to the latest reports, Amrita Rao was newly spotted with Shahid Kapoor at a restaurant enjoying a candle light dinner in Delhi. While we cannot confirm the genuineness of this report, fans of the actress are more than pleased to hear the news as many people think that Amrita Rao and Shahid Kapoor make the best and ideal pair ever.

According to source, a celebrity website targeting all gossips of Bollywood, the two actors are more than good associates and in fact share an amazing chemistry that at times even make Kareena Kapoor jealous. Until now we have not heard any official statement from the actors but rumours have it that the two will soon declare their association. -Agency

My Word: One article that made my day! I hope it’s true…but there is a chance it’s just one of those rumors again 😦





Priyanka+Amrita in but no more Kat, Deepika, Vidya and Anushka in JKSAH

20 03 2010

Debutant director Milap Zaveri has been forced to drop his big plans of roping in a dozen odd big names from the industry in his feature film Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. Till about a fortnight back, he had made his intentions very clear about getting Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan and Anushka Sharma for a shot or two in his ‘alien love story’. It all seemed just perfect and apt as well since his film has a Bollywood background with Riteish Deshmukh playing an assistant director and Ruslaan Mumtaz enacting the role of a superstar. This is why; it wasn’t difficult to justify the presence of numerous leading men, ladies and other filmmakers in Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai.

However, as is the current situation today, Milap would have to be content with half his wish list turning out to be true and the reason behind this is an age old issue – date problem – something that has always shown its ugly side ever since the inception of Bollywood.

“Really, all these women were so nice and supportive of me right from the time I had requested them to come on board. Verbally, there was an understanding that they would feature in the film. But then I was the man in hurry, though for all the right reasons. Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai goes for Censors this Friday and I had to get the final cut ready. I couldn’t have afforded to delay that by waiting for any further shoot. Though everyone from Katrina and Deepika to Vidya and Anushka did assure me that they could be available at a later date, I couldn’t have waited further. Ultimately, I had to let go”, says Milap who is hurt due his shattered dream.

Meanwhile, there was silver lining in the form of Priyanka Chopra who readily gave her shot for Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai soon after her return from US shoot of Anjaana Anjaani. Though it has just been a few days since she landed in Mumbai after a marathon shoot of her Siddharth Anand directed film, Priyanka was game to shoot for the guest appearance.

“Isn’t that fantastic? Now, I have at least half my wish been granted. Along with my beautiful alien (Jacqueline Fernandez) and the looser-in-love (Riteish Deshmukh), I have some great folks like Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Sajid Khan, Boman Irani and Amrita Rao as a part of my very first film. As for the rest (Katrina, Deepika, Vidya and Anushka), I will make sure that they are in the film’s premier at least. By no means can I afford not to have them connected to Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai in some way or the other”, smiles Milap.

Also starring Ruslaan Mumtaz, Sonal Sehgal and Vishal Malhotra in principal roles, Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai has music by Sajid Wajid and lyrics by Sameer. Presented by Warner Bros and a co-production of Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja, the film releases all over on 9th April.





I have grown in awe of Sushmita Sen:Amrita Rao

20 03 2010

New Delhi, March 16 : She has completely revamped her looks and broken out of her shy and coy image, but for actress Amrita Rao, her “Main Hoon Na” co-star Sushmita Sen is the ultimate style icon and someone she has grown up in awe of.

“According to me the most stylish person in Bollywood is none other than Sushmita Sen. I have grown up in awe of her since I was in school,” Amrita told IANS here.

“Apart from that, I closely interacted with her during the making of ‘Main Hoon Na’ where I realised that apart from her outer personality, fashion element and her dressing sense, she has this wonderful inner personality and confidence and for me it is her innate charm that makes her the style icon she is,” Amrita told IANS here.

The actress was in the capital to introduce the names of two designers – Namrata Joshipura and G. Pia Fleming – who will be showcasing an exclusive collection for Fiama Di Wills at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, starting March 24.

The actress sashayed down the ramp, first wearing a black and beige balloon dress designed by Fleming and then a purple short dress by Joshipura.

When asked about her personal style statement, Amrita said: “I like to customize fashion. A lot of times we see things on others and feel that it will look good on us too, but that’s not the case always because each one of us has a different structure and different complexion so its very important to customise. Also fashion trends keep changing so its very important to be comfortable in what you wear.”

Amrita was last seen in “Short Kut: The Con is On” and is now taking her time before she takes up anything else.

“I am interacting with some filmmakers and am going through some very interesting scripts. For me its important that I do some striking work right now. I have done a variety of roles and I want to go a step further. I want to be careful with what I take up now,” she said.

Copyright Indo Asian News





Priyanka’s guest appearance!

18 03 2010

Debutant director Milap Zaveri has been forced to drop his big plans of roping in a dozen odd big names from the industry in his feature film Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. Till about a fortnight back, he had made his intentions very clear about getting Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan and Anushka Sharma for a shot or two in his ‘alien love story’. It all seemed just perfect and apt as well since his film has a Bollywood background with Riteish Deshmukh playing an assistant director and Ruslaan Mumtaz enacting the role of a superstar. This is why; it wasn’t difficult to justify the presence of numerous leading men, ladies and other filmmakers in Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai.

However, as is the current situation today, Milap would have to be content with half his wish list turning out to be true and the reason behind this is an age old issue – date problem – something that has always shown its ugly side ever since the inception of Bollywood.

“Really, all these women were so nice and supportive of me right from the time I had requested them to come on board. Verbally, there was an understanding that they would feature in the film. But then I was the man in hurry, though for all the right reasons. Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai goes for Censors this Friday and I had to get the final cut ready. I couldn’t have afforded to delay that by waiting for any further shoot. Though everyone from Katrina and Deepika to Vidya and Anushka did assure me that they could be available at a later date, I couldn’t have waited further. Ultimately, I had to let go”, says Milap who is hurt due his shattered dream.

Meanwhile, there was silver lining in the form of Priyanka Chopra who readily gave her shot for Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai soon after her return from US shoot of Anjaana Anjaani. Though it has just been a few days since she landed in Mumbai after a marathon shoot of her Siddharth Anand directed film, Priyanka was game to shoot for the guest appearance.

“Isn’t that fantastic? Now, I have at least half my wish been granted. Along with my beautiful alien (Jacqueline Fernandez) and the looser-in-love (Riteish Deshmukh), I have some great folks like Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Sajid Khan, Boman Irani and Amrita Rao as a part of my very first film. As for the rest (Katrina, Deepika, Vidya and Anushka), I will make sure that they are in the film’s premier at least. By no means can I afford not to have them connected to Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai in some way or the other”, smiles Milap.

Also starring Ruslaan Mumtaz, Sonal Sehgal and Vishal Malhotra in principal roles, Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai has music by Sajid Wajid and lyrics by Sameer. Presented by Warner Bros and a co-production of Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja, the film releases all over on 9th April.





MF Hussain longs for India:Amrita Rao

17 03 2010

Amrita Rao is muse- turned-friend for artist Maqbool Fida Husain. In fact, she spoke to him just days before he gave up his Indian citizenship.

But he never discussed the issue with her. Says Amrita, “Our conversations are not really professionally inclined. We discussed art and cinema, and what  films he’s watching. He never really told me anything about his citizenship.”

But, Amrita says she’s known him closely enough to understand how he feels. She says, “Because I’ve known him so closely now, because of being his muse since Vivah, I know how strongly he feels for this country and how much he loves it. I know how much he wants to come back.” In fact, she adds, “Whenever I’m there in Dubai and he comes to see me off at the airport, he looks with longing eyes as to when he’ll be able to pass that channel and come to India. That really makes me cringe.” Amrita says that he’s continuously thinking about merging cinema with art, which is his biggest dream. “In fact, he still talks about making movies, and keeps making notes about ideas that he could utilise. At 96 years of age, not many of us could be the best at doing what we did in our prime. I really admire that about him.”

It’s Amrita’s character Poonam from the flick, Vivah, that first enchanted Husain when he decided to paint her. “You know,” she says, “When he painted me, it was as Poonam. Every painting he has done of mine has a full moon, which literally signifies Poonam, which was my name in Vivah, and that is the character that attracted him towards me. So, in every painting of mine that he has done, you will see a full moon in the background.”

And Husain now wants to do another series, depicting Amrita as the quintessential Indian woman, adopting different cultures that India has to offer. Even though Amrita is excited about this series, her favourite work remains the first painting he did of her. She says, “The most precious is the first one that he did. I’d insisted that I wanted him in the painting with me because I had heard that he’s great with self portraits. You can see him painting me in the painting, which is what makes it so special.”





Katrina, Priyanka,Amrita, Deepika, Vidya, Anushka to do cameos

5 03 2010

After getting Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Sajid Khan, Amrita Rao and Boman Irani to make guest appearances in his film-about-films Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai writer-director Milap Zaveri feels the star line-up is just not strong enough.

With the help of producer Nikhil Advani, Milap has roped in some more A-listers at the last minute.

Glam queens Deeepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Vidya Balan will make cameo appearances in Milap’s film and thereby add to the film’s commercial value.

The cameos with these five ladies are expected to be shot next week, just 3 weeks ahead of the film’s release creating a major last-minute pre-release situation.

Says Milap, “That’s true. I’m roping in the names you’ve mentioned. Shooting at the last minute would be no problem because all of the star appearances are in the first reel, so I just have to re-edit the initial reel. Also, I’ve kept slates in the pre-final print announcing the various star cameos which I’ve filled up as and when they’ve been available.” Milap is candid enough to admit his film has no big star value. “The only star is Riteish Deshmukh. Jacqueline Fernandez and Ruslaan Mumtaz will become stars after the film is released. Until they do, I need to get audiences into theatres. That’s why we need to rope in more stars in cameos.”

Besides his own clout in the industry as a long-standing and very successful writer-director, Milap Zaveri’s producer Nikhil Advani is also using his good wishes to rope in the glam-queens to add a dash of allure to Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai.

Nikhil has apparently sent out messages to Deepika, Priyanka, Anushka, Vidya and Katrina who have all agreed.

While Anushka will shoot her portion on the sets of Nikhil Advani’s Patiala House, the other ladies will touch base next week and do the needful.

Says Milap, “Vidya would be slightly difficult since she’s shooting in Delhi. But we’ll manage.” Milap is expected to fly down to Delhi to get Vidya’s cameo in place.

Making a film about the film industry is not easy. The director is expected to rope in all the stars that can be crammed in the film. Luckily, for Milap Zaveri, he has a producer who can get his friends to do the needful.

Says Milap, “The stars making special appearances have been absolutely wonderful. Akshay Kumar insisted on seeing a part of the film before doing his cameo. Akshay speaks about Ruslaan Mumtaz’s character in the camera. And do you know, Karan Johar actually agreed to be snubbed by Ruslaan Mumtaz! Ruslaan plays a superstar and in the film he refuses to take Karan’s calls.”

Farah Khan has a full-fledged role as a film director. But the biggest sport so far seems to be Boman Irani who shot for just the trailer of Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai.

Says Milap emotionally, “That’s true. Boman is not in the film, only in the trailer. Everyone who has made an appearance in my film has been wonderful. I guess it comes from being around for so long.”





Meet Shahid Shanatics!

2 03 2010

Shahid Kapoor has a huge fan following in India and abroad. Most are girls between the age of 13 and 25. Some of the younger girls have got fan sites where they exchange a lot of info and banter about him.

They keep abreast with all his daily social activities and award functions and appearances. Some of them sitting in Australia and UK have come up with these names:
Shamrita- fans who love Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao
Shanatics — fans who are fanatic about Shahid Kapoor. They all seriously refer to each other as Shanatics.
Shayanka — fans gave this name to Shahid and Priyanka’s jodi in Kaminey. This is the section that wants the jodi to do more films and make them happy.
Shanelia — fans gave this name to Shahid and Genelia’s jodi in Chance Pe Dance.
Sharashtra — all the places in the world where Shahid rules.
Shak — that’s another name for him.
Sasha — that’s a name that his friends actually use for him. It’s also very popular online, though this has not originated online.
Fafha — that’s the F equivalent of Shasha.
Fahid — of course… that’s hugely popular now thanks to the F language of Kaminey.
Shonamuni and Charlie Boy — are both take-offs from Kaminey too.
Shasome — is what they think Shahid is, so also Shantastic.
Sharricane — is the hurricane that is Shahid
Shanatics reside in Shashaland.

Incidentally, the girl fans are called Kaminies and Charlie’s Angels.

My Word: GO SHANATICS and all the other names 🙂