No kisses for Katrina ..Not even a Dostana?

30 03 2010

That’s the dilemma Karan Johar, Tarun Mansukhani and Manish Malhotra are facing as they plan Katrina Kaif’s look for Dostana 2.

Whatever the producer, director and stylist respectively come up with, they realise has been done before with Priyanka Chopra in Dostana… right from beachwear to sarees. Dostana 2 moves completely away from Miami and shifts to London. That’s another issue. London has been done to death by Bollywood. Practically every second film from Vivek Agnihotri’s Goal to Abbas Tyrewala’s 1-800-Love has been shot there. There is not a spot in London that Indian moviegoers aren’t familiar with.

The third issue facing Dostana 2 is Katrina’s no-exposure, no-kissing clause. Since the film won’t go anywhere near beaches, the actress needn’t fear exposure. As for kissing, the kiss is again between Abhishek and John!

~TOI

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Katrina will definitely be in Dostana 2:Tarun

2 03 2010

Being in demand and in competition for the No. 1 slot in Bollywood, comes with its own headaches and, well, a fair share of heartaches. Katrina Kaif’s stock is at an all-time high.

After nine hits, she’s come to be considered a lucky mascot and now all the big  filmmakers want to sign her on in 2010. But… this demand is causing Kat more stress than delight, say trade sources.

Tarun Mansukhani wants her for Dostana-2 with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham, Imtiaz Ali was considering her for Rockstar opposite Ranbir Kapoor, Ritesh Sidhwani has approached her for Zoya Akhtar’s film opposite Hrithik Roshan and, Kat has already been signed for Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan opposite Akshay Kumar.

These filmmakers want to start shooting in April-May-June. Naturally, the actress can’t spread herself thin despite her wanting to be in each of these projects. And right now, Kat must be joining her hands in prayer and hoping that some divine intervention will sort out her dates diary.

Tarun says, “Kat will definitely be in Dostana-2, come what may.” While Ritesh says, “We’re working towards getting Kat in our film for sure.” But Imtiaz is reportedly looking at a new Kashmiri girl opposite Ranbir.

~TOI





Kareena to work with her one time enemies Abhi and John in Dostana 2!

2 11 2009

Kareena Kapoor is recently known for making new friends and now that, that is done, Kareena is making her foes her friends, Abhishek and John for Dostana 2.

Kareena Kapoor , who a few years ago was on uneasy terms with Karan Johar, has completed one major film Kurbaan with his production house and is now in the thick of another major project, Stepmom, co-starring Kajol. And the buzz is that the actress is all set to take over the leading lady’s mantle from Priyanka Chopra in the Dostana franchise.

This is a serious olive branch exercise for Kareena since it not only makes this her third prestigious film in a row for Karan, but also brings to an end her long-standing strained relations with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. With John, Kareena had locked horns after her comments on his acting abilities made on Karan’s chat show. The rift with Abhishek was far more serious. The actors had decided not to work together after things soured between Abhishek and Kareena’s sister Karisma Kapoor. Says a source, “Ironically, Kareena had been dropped from the first Dostana because she couldn’t work with Abhishek. And now she’s back in Dostana 2. Never say never again, at least in Bollywood, where equations change every Friday.”

Incidentally, Katrina Kaif was a serious contender for Dostana 2. In fact, rumours were that she had almost been finalised. However, director Tarun Mansukhani denies casting Katrina. “How could I finalise anyone until I finished the script except John and Abhishek who are an integral part of the Dostana brand,” he asks. About casting Kareena, the director says non-commitally, “We are almost done with the script. At the moment I’m neither confirming not denying Kareena’s presence.” The story of Dostana now moves from Miami where Abhishek and John shared a flat masquerading as a gay couple to London where they continue to play gays.





2009 IIFA Award Nominations Announced!!

20 05 2009

It’s that time of year again as the 2009 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards nominations were announced today!  It comes as no surprise that the stars with the biggest hits of 2008, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan, are the leading names going in with their film’s ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ and ‘Ghajini.’ 

The award show itself is celebrating its 10th year and the weekends festivities will be held from May 11th to the 13th in Macau, China.  Check out a full list of this year’s nominees below.

Best Film
A Wednesday
Dostana
Ghajini
Jodhaa Akbar
Race
Rock On

Best Director
A.R. Murugadoss – Ghajini
Madhur Bhandarkar – Fashion
Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On
Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Male
Aamir Khan – Ghajini
Abhishek Bachchan – Dostana
Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar
Naseeruddin Shah – A Wednesday
Shahrukh Khan – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Female
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Jodhaa Akbar
Asin – Ghajini
Bipasha Basu – Race
Katrina Kaif – Singh is Kinng
Priyanka Chopra – Fashion

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male
Abhishek Bachchan – Sarkar Raj
Arjun Rampal – Rock On
Irrfan Khan – Mumbai Meri Jaan
Sonu Sood – Jodhaa Akbar
Vinay Pathak – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female
Bipasha Basu- Bachna Ae Haseeno
Ila Arun – Jodhaa Akbar
Kiron Kher – Dostana
Shahana Goswami – Rock On
Kangana Ranaut – Fashion

Best Actor in a Comic Role
Abhishek Bachchan – Dostana
Anil Kapoor- Race
Rajpal Yadav – Bhoothnath
Tejpal Singh – Jodhaa Akbar
Shreyas Talpade – Welcome to Sajjanpur
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal Returns

Best Actor in a Negative Role
Akshaye Khanna – Race
Imran Khan – Kidnap
Paresh Rawal – Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
Pradeep Rawat – Ghajini
Vishwas Badola – Jodhaa Akbar

Best Story

Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On
Haidar Ali – Jodhaa Akbar
Madhur Bhandarkar, Ajay Monga, Anuradha Tiwari – Fashion
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday
Shiraz Ahmed – Race

Best Music
A.R.Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar
A.R.Rahman- Ghajini
Pritam – Race
Shankar Ehsaan Loy – Rock On
Vishal Shekhar – Dostana

Best Lyrics
Anvita Dutt Gupta – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Jaideep Sahni – Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Javed Akhtar – Jashn-E-Bahara (Jodhaa Akbar)
Javed Akhtar- Socha Hai (Rock On)
Sameer – Pehli Nazar Mein (Race)

Best Playback Singer – Male
Atif Aslam – Pehli Nazar Mein (Race)
Farhan Akhtar – Socha Hai (Rock On)
Javed Ali – Jashn-E-Baharaa (Jodhaa Akbar)
KK- Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Sukhwinder Singh – Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)

Best Playback Singer – Female

Bela Shinde – Man Mohana (Jodhaa Akbar)
Monali – Zara Zara Touch Me (Race)
Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Ore (Singh is Kinng)
Sunidhi Chauhan – Desi Girl (Dostana)

Think any one/thing is left out click on the title and post your comment below!!





Love trouble for Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone??..Again!!

26 04 2009

We alway’s here Ranbir-Deepika fighting over this and that..but when I read this article it somehow seemed so true! Well, who knows what’s really going on with these two.

A close pal of the couple reveals, “Last week Deepika was to join Ranbir for going to Dostana director Tarun Mansukhani’s birthday party late at night. Since she got stuck due to her work commitments (shooting of Excel Entertainment’s Kartik Calling Kartik), Ranbir told her he would go alone to the party. But despite telling her so, he didn’t go there. Instead he chose to attend another party that had his debut film Saawariya heroine Sonam Kapoor and her good friend Kunal Kapoor.

“He didn’t tell this to Deepika who was well under the impression for days that he was at Tarun’s party. John Abraham and Bipasha Basu too came in for the bash. When Deepika came to know about Ranbir’s lie, it is learnt that she lambasted him over the phone while he kept giving her excuses such as how it was all a last minute change in his plan etc.”

Also, just days back, Ranbir’s sister Riddhima told to a news channel journo on TV that she doesn’t think Deepika is Ranbir’s girlfriend and that she knows Deepika only as one of his good friends.

-newsline365.com





Want to watch the Filmfare Awards??

9 03 2009

Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor

Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dTL92BQ9go 

Things that wowed me!!!

1) Kareena and Saif stayed to watch Shahid’s performance!! And by the way SHAHID ROCKED!!! 🙂

2) Ranbir and Imran ruled they were hillarious

3) I loved Karan Johar’s thing in the beginning.

3) I loved the poetry Ranbir said to Bipasha.

4) I also loved their Ghajini, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi act and the Dostana act were Deepika comes 🙂

5) I loved the whole thing it was fantastic, I hope to see Ranbir and Imran as hosts again soon 🙂





53rd Filmfare Award Nominees|Winners|

28 02 2009

54th Annual Filmfare Award Nominees

Best Film
DOSTANA
GHAJINI
JAANE TU…YA JAANE NA
JODHA AKBAR
RAB NE BANA DI JODI
ROCK ON!!

Best Director
A.R. Murugadoss – Gajini
Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On!!
Aditya Chopra – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Anees Bazmee – Singh Is Kinng
Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
Madhur Bhandarkar – Fashion
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Aamir Khan – Ghajini
Akshay Kumar – Singh Is Kinng
Amitabh Bachchan – The Last Lear
Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar
Shah Rukh Khan – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Aishwarya Rai – Jodhaa Akbar
Anushka Sharma – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Asin Thottumkal – Ghajini
Kajol – U Me aur Hum
Priyanka Chopra – Fashion

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Abhishek Bachchan – Sarkar Raj
Arjun Rampal – Rock On!!
Prateik Babbar – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
Sonu Sood – Jodhaa Akbar
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal Returns
Vinay Pathak – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Bipasha Basu – Bachna Ae Haseeno
Kangna Ranaut – Fashion
Kirron Kher – Dostana
Ratna Pathak Shah – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
Shahana Goswami – Rock On!!

Best Music
A R Rahman – Ghajini
A R Rahman – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
A R Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar
Pritam Chakroborty – Race
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Rock on!!
Vishal-Shekhar – Dostana

Best Lyrics
Abbas Tyrewala – Kabhi Kabhi Aditi, Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane
Gulzar – Tu Meri Dost Hai, Yuvvraaj
Jaideep Sahni – Haule Haule, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Javed Akhtar – Jashn-E-Bahara, Jodhaa Akbar
Javed Akhtar – Socha Hai, Rock On!!
Prasoon Joshi – Guzarish, Ghajini

Best Playback Singer (Male)
Farhan Akhtar – Socha Hai, Rock On!!
KK – Khuda Jaane, Bachna Ae Haseeno
KK – Zara Si Dil Mein, Jannat
Rashid Ali – Kabhi Kabhi Aditi, Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
Sonu Niigaam – Inn Lamhon Ke, Jodhaa Akbar
Sukhwinder Singh – Haule Haule, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Alka Yagnik – Tu Muskura, Yuvvraaj
Neha Bhasin – Kuch Khaas Hai, Fashion
Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane, Bachna Ae Haseeno
Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Ore, Singh Is Kinng
Shruti Pathak – Mar Jaawan, Fashion
Sunidhi Chauhan – Dance Pe Chance, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi