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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Nandana Sen - The new action queen

Everyone unanimously admitted that Nandana Sen was quite bold owing to her bold nude scenes in ‘Rang Rasiya’. Now, there is another proof to this. The bold and the beautiful lady has performed the most dangerous stunt ever performed by a female actor in any part of the world.

Miss Sen shot this action sequence for a Tips film being directed by debutant Kuki Gulati opposite Viveik Oberoi. She revved - up a mobike and speeded from the rooftop of a 30-storey building right onto the top of an adjacent skyscraper.

Narrating the experience, Nandana says, “They said I don’t have to do it. They were willing to use a body double. But I’m glad I took the leap. It helped me to overcome my vertigo.

I knew how to ride a bicycle. So learning to ride a mo’bike was not that hard. But it wasn’t an easy thing to speed across from one 30-storey building to another. Our action director Alan Amin was fantastic. I flew across one building to another. It was liberating.”

Talking about her role and the transformation it required, she says, “It’s a very Matrix like look and role. I enjoyed the stunts immensely. And this role was a complete antithesis to what I play in Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya. It was wonderful to take up such a challenge.

I play an all-action chick who is an undercover cop. I learn kick-boxing, tai-kwundo and I learnt to shoot guns for real. The five kgs I had gained for Rang Rasiya was quickly lost.”

Nandana Sen feels that the role has helped her evolve as a stronger woman. She says, “I’m quite clumsy in real life so I’m used to calamities. And my threshold for pain is quite high. Yes, the heavy mo’bike did fall on me and my shoulder got hurt. But I continued shooting.

I’m very much a girlie girl. But all this physical action really changed my body language and psychological approach to crowded places..

Even a pointing a gun at an adversary is such an aggressive job. The combat training really came out of my shell. Now I feel less vulnerable in crowds.”

nandana sen

nandana sen

Asin, Ranbir Kapoor & sci-fi flick - Irresistible combination

Asin had been delivering hits down South and was just waiting for the right time and right role to debut in Bollywood. Seems the time is just too right for her coz even before her debut flick ‘Ghajini’ could hit the screens, Asin has bagged in meaty projects with some of the topmost heroes of Bollywood.

The actress is close on the heels of completing her ‘London Dreams’ with Salman Khan and Ajay Devagan. Meanwhile, talks are going on to sign for the biggest projects with Disney and Warner Bros.

Well-known in South, GV Films are all set to produce an untitled film which will be simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi with Asin as female lead in both the versions. Producers Usha Venkataramani and Mahadevan Ganesh of GV Films have finalized Ranbir Kapoor as the male lead in Hindi version.

Though not much has been disclosed about the film, GV films claim that it would be based on science-fiction like Rajnikanth starrer ‘Endhiran’.


Genelia D’souza dazzles in the latest issue of ‘Seventeen’

Jaane Tu…’ made her the hot favourite of the younger teen generation and sure enough, Genelia D’souza graces the cover of the magazine ‘Seventeen’ which is meant purely for the teens.

The issue has Genelia get candid about herself giving out all the tips for her fans to reach the same heights as her. She tells her readers all about her past including, “They called me Mowgli in college for the longest time ever!!!”, “The one thing that I have learnt from a race or a match is that you have only one take to make it” etc… She also speaks about the wildest thing that she has done and the meaning of her name (which many still do not know, we bet). Besides all these, you can also get a glimpse of the ‘real-life Genelia’ in this issue.

For now, Genelia is busy with her Bollywood assignments and will arrive with ‘Sasirekha Parinayam’ in Telugu. Good going Genny!!!

genelia dsouza

Shahrukh & Anushka Enjoyed Success of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi at Press Meet

The stars of hit, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma attended the press meet as PR exercise to commemorate success of the movie and answered the questions of media with full confidence.

Anushka who hails from the Bangalore was spotted by Wendell Rodricks, the famous fashion designer during a fashion show. Wendell Rodricks also spotted ‘Om Shanti Om’ fame Deepika Padukone. However, before, finally scheduling Anushka for ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ SRK did have an interview of Anushka. At the press meet Shahrukh as well as Anushka were looking gorgeous.

Shahrukh khan and anushka sharma

Shahrukh khan and anushka sharma

Shahrukh khan and anushka sharma
Shahrukh khan and anushka sharma

John Abraham voted sexiest Asian male of the year

New Delhi, Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham has been voted the sexiest Asian man of the year by the leading British Asian weekly Eastern Eye.John rose to the top slot from last year's third position by beating previous winner Shah Rukh Khan. Hrithik Roshan remained at the second position for the second year in succession.
The actor's fan following became bigger ever since he flaunted his well-toned body on Miami beaches in the hit movie "Dostana". When the camera panned lovingly over him, many men and women almost swooned.
The judges included Brianna Ragel, editor of Asian Woman Magazine, Che Kurrien, editor of GQ India and Farhad Dadyburjor, former editor of FHM India.
Other British Asians to make it on the top 10 list include Pakistani musician Ali Zafar, model-turned-actor Upen Patel, Ranbir Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Imran Khan, pop singer-songwriter Jay Sean and Britain born Pakistani boxer Amir Khan respectively.

Newcomers like TV presenter Rav Wilding, actors Harman Baweja and Stephen Uppal also find place in the 50 sexiest men list.

Aamir and I share an extremely cordial relationship: Shah Rukh

Mumbai, The cold war between the two reigning Bollywood Khans, Shah Rukh and Aamir seems set for a thaw with Shah Rukh appealing to everyone to watch Aamir's film "Ghajini" that releases Dec 25.A day after proclaiming himself the biggest brand in the country, Shah Rukh, in an apparent change of heart, said at a press conference: "I appeal to all to watch 'Ghajini'."
He was speaking late Thursday at a press conference to introduce to the media the lead actress of his latest release "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi", Anoushka Sharma.
Shah Rukh said: "I want all the people to watch 'Ghajini'. We as people from the industry know how much pain it takes to make a film. We wait anxiously every Friday to see the result of our hard work that we put in to make a film."
"So my best wishes are with every film be it 'Ghajini' or 'Chandni Chowk To China' or any other movie. I want every film to do well," he added.
Shah Rukh said: "During the time when we talk of unity and wish to stay united, we should pray good for everyone."
Rubbishing reports of his rivalry with Aamir, Shah Rukh said, "We share an extremely cordial relationship."
Citing an example, he said when they met at a party recently they were discussing doing a film showing their six-pack abs.
"I was scared as I lost my six packs and wanted Aamir to say no. Luckily, he said he has lost his packs too, so let's give a chance to some other actor," Shah Rukh quipped.
About Aamir, he said, "I think he has changed himself well over the recent period of time. Previously, he did not like to interact much with the public and the media, but now he interacts well and has also developed a sense of humour."
On the inclusion of "Rab Ne.."'s script in the Oscar library, he said, "It feels good as now Indian film scripts are getting recognition in the West."
He said Indian films suffer from lack of good screenplay writing. "The main reason is that we do not have good schools to teach it," he said.
"Screenplay is a science, which needs to be taught where one needs to say many things in least possible words," he explained.
Shah Rukh pointed out the need to change the style of writing screenplays in order to get recognition in the international market.
"Our stories are too lengthy, full of songs and dances which makes it unacceptable for the international audience. So if we change the style and be more compact in story telling our work will be more accepted internationally," he added.
Shah Rukh also lauded the media for their efforts of covering news and being the bridge between stars and the audience.
He said "Initially, I used to be quite embarrassed by the questions being asked by the media as a few were very personal. But later, I realised those questions were not to embarrass me but they really wanted to clarify certain things, which was in good taste."
"Media guys are true to their work as I am to acting," he remarked.
On Wednesday, he said "Rab Ne Bana De Jodi" is doing well and there is no threat to his film from "Ghajini".
"There cannot be any competition with me. I'm the biggest brand in the country. I am always there to endorse for everyone, but the saddest part is that no one is there to endorse for me as there is no brand bigger than me," Shah Rukh said at the launch function of Filmfare magazine's latest issue.
Reacting to Shah Rukh's statement, Aamir said: "He has been speaking about himself for last 20 years so there is nothing new about it."
Aamir is aggressively campaigning for "Ghajini", which will release Dec 25, and the ushers of the multiplexes, where Shah Rukh's film is running, have adopted Aamir's Ghajini-hair style to promote the action-thriller.

Govinda agrees to complete Tigmanshu Dhulia's comedy

Mumbai, Director Tigmanshu Dhulia is a relieved man after Govinda agreed to complete his comedy "Showman", in which the actor plays a conman.Govinda relented and agreed to complete the London-based comedy, which also stars Celina Jaitly and Rimi Sen. The film was pending since Govinda suddenly left London in the midst of the shooting.
The director, anxious to somehow complete his tragic comedy, agreed to Govinda's terms and conditions including changing the film's title to "Showman" from "King Con".
"The film is now called 'Showman' as it originally was. I've also deleted the portions Govinda objected to from a song in London featuring the Queen's lookalike. I've 50 minutes of edited footage. Govinda will now shoot the rest of the film from Jan 12," Dhulia said.


Watchman at Yash Raj studios did not give respect to Kangana Ranaut

It is said that Yash Raj bosses are contenders for privacy and how well guarded their huge studio premises is. Even some Bollywood stars are no exception because Yash Raj’s strict rules are being applied on them too.

According to sources, “On Friday morning just before the trial show of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi began at the Yash Raj Studios’ preview theatre, a white Skoda drove up to the gates of the studios and began honking at the gates so that the watchman would open the gates for them. The watchman avpided to open the gates and walked up to the driver.”

Sources further added, “Though the watchman had seen it was Kangana Ranaut sitting next to the driver’s seat, he knocked on the window and asked the driver whom he wanted to meet at YRF. He then left KanganaRanaut and her driver waiting at the gate for some more time till he went back to confirm the actress appointment over the intercom. After a good 15-20 minutes wait at the gates, actress Kangana Ranaut was finally allowed into the YRF studio”

Shahruk Khan's Family Photos

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