Saturday, September 19, 2009


After Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat, Bollywood actress Lara Dutta is the latest celebrity to enter the world of Twitter.
The former Miss Universe, who is currently shooting for her upcoming film 'Housefull' that also stars Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Jiah Khan and Riteish Deshmukh, was helped by her co-star Riteish in setting up the Twitter account.
"Hiya! Just set up my account with help from RD on the sets of Housefull! Very excited!," Lara wrote in her first tweet on the micro-blogging website.
Riteish also expressed his happiness on Lara's entry in the world of Twitter.
"Guys. just got Lara on twitter.@DuttaLara," the 'Hey Baby' actor wrote on his webpage.

Courtesy: Times of India

However, 'Housefull' director Sajid Khan was not too happy with the 'Twitter' activity on the sets of his film.

"Hi guys, this is Sajid Khan. Please do this later as I need Riteish and Lara on the set, Sethji-Akki (Akshay Kumar) is waiting along with Arjuna," the director wrote on Riteish's twitter page.

The 31-year-old actress now joins the list of Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar, Uday Chopra and Gul Panag on Twitter and already has 484 followers just three hours after making her account on the popular networking website.

DIL BOLE HADIPPA : Family entertainer ;Film Review

Dil Bole Hadippa is interestingly has been released at a time when the sporting world is debating controversial athlete Caster Semenya's gender. This is in no way to suggest that Dil Bole Hadippa is a social commentary on gender bias in cricket. In fact the movie is not even a sports flick. It's a lighthearted Punjabi comedy with bits of romance, cricket, music and some good, Indian values thrown in.
Dil Bole Hadippa opens on a familiar note. In the first 15 minutes we are given a journey down Veer Zara's sarson ke khet, a Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi style gururdwara, a sporty DDLJ style entry for Shahid Kapoor, Chak De India's coaching camp and a Dhoom 2 poster stuck permanently in the background. Apart from this the film is sprinkled with several references to classic Bollywood blockbusters. But most of these are done with heart and genuine love for Hindi cinema – which is why you don't mind them.
The story of Veera Kaur (Rani Mukerji) who disguises herself as Veer for a chance at playing cricket is something of a female version Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Her coach is the England returned Rohan (Shahid Kapoor) whose dream is to resurrect his father's flagging T-20 team. The cricket angle in the film is the backdrop of an Indo-Pak friendship series called Aman Cup. There is also a love story between Shahid and the real Rani, that acts as a filler between all the sporting action.
Most of Dil Bole Hadippa relies on the confidence of the lead pair. Their charming enthusiasm and ability to infuse energy into the erratic screenplay is the movie's biggest trump card. While this is clearly a Rani centric film, Shahid Kapoor doesn't allow himself to get overshadowed. Already basking in the glory of Kaminey, this is Shahid's opportunity to showcase some Bollywood style herogiri. He even does a SRK DDLJ spoof, which is almost like an audition test for future YRF projects.
Rani is brilliant as the over the top Sardar. Some of the best scenes of the movie are between Shahid and the Sardar. As the naughty, small town girl, she does a retake of her Bunty Aur Babli act. Rani also makes subtle references to Madhuri Dixit, someone who did many author-backed entertainers, just like Mukerji. All that flab may have disappeared but Rani's screen presence is solid as ever. She goes through the entire film without shedding a tear, except for the last scene.
Which brings me to the last 30-minutes of Dil Bole Hadippa. While the first half is lengthy, disjointed and slow – things pick up post interval leading to a solid finale. The match choreography is no patch on Lagaan and Chak De India, but the emotions are sound. Rani's surprise shot with bat is a 'wow' moment in the film. Anupam Kher plays a cross between Lalit Modi and the cool DDLJ dad. The item girl duo – Rakhi Sawant and Sherlyn Chopra are used as mere props, purely for cleavage show. The peppy score (especially Disco Wale Khisco) is underutilized and deserved better song placement.
Yet despite its flawed screenplay and cheesy treatment, there is an underlying goodness and innocence to the film. There is no vulgarity and some nice bits on family values and religious harmony. Come on! Cinema need not always be dark and edgy.
Verdict: It's a long weekend ahead. And Dil Bole Hadippa is just the kind of movie you will enjoy with your family. This one is an easy watch.
Rating: 2.5/5

WANTED : With lots of unWANTED stuff ; Film review

Genre: Action

Director: Prabhu Deva

Producer: Sahara One Motion Pictures, S. K. Films Enterprises

Presenter: Surinder Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Sahara One Motion Pictures

Music Director: Sajid-Wajid

Lyricist: Arun Bhairav

Star Cast: Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Om Puri, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sayaji Shinde, Prakash Raj, Aseem Merchant, Vinod Khanna

Release Date: September 18, 2009

So far we had a perception that ‘Wanted’ was a ‘Salman Khan’ flick, but we didn’t expect it to have nothing else - no script, no editing, and even no logic. No second thoughts about the fact that the roguish charm of Salman is still there, which makes the movie a bit passable. However, beyond that, there is nothing in the film that would encourage you to spend your hard-earned money on a multiplex ticket. There is hardly any scene in the film that makes sense.
There is no logic in ‘Wanted’, be it the script or its execution. For instance, you have the heroine popping into every scene in which bullets are being fired. There is another thing in the film that is gross - the women only seem to be meant for being molested, giving the hero a chance to prove his goodness (by saving them, of course). The songs are plain pathetic, while the editing is shoddy. The one area where ‘Wanted’ scores is the action sequences, which are truly inventive and entertaining, without turning gory for even a second
The first half of ‘Wanted’ stretches on for much more time than is necessary, with the romantic track overshadowing the narrative. As to the second half, the action sequences dominated everything else. Talking about the performances, Sallu Bhai is fresh, in form, dances like a dream and kills like a pro. Ayesha Takia has been given a raw deal and did not get any scope to show her prowess. The National Award winning actor Prakash Raj was at his very best, while Govind Namdeo was good as always. All in all, this one is a DVD watch!.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Rani's makover mesmerised Shahid

Shahid Kapoor is sporting a bare-chest within an open shirt in the upcoming 'Dil Bole Hadippa' and Rani Mukherjee grabbed praises for her sizzling image makeover in the movie. Both the actors are looking stunning in the movie with their toned body.
Shahid was quite impressed by Rani's change and very much overwhelmed at her slim figure.

Well! Rani seemed to have shared her secret Yoga.

Shahid said that now he is willing to take the path of yoga hereafter. Rani has inspired him to get into Yoga. "When I saw the way Rani looks now, I was awestruck. It's amazing how yoga can help you get such a great body. It is natural and thus healthier than any other form of training. I think power yoga will help me relax and become more flexible since I'm a dancer too," Shahid stated.
News is taking around that Rani has also suggested the actor her personal yoga instructed Payal Gidwani.

Well! the actress still has the spark to impress his co-stars and fans, sometimes with her acting skills and the very recent her well-toned body.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's time now for Akshay and Ajay to tone up for Priyadarshan's next

Ajay Devgan and Akshaye Khanna will be seen in dramatic fight scenes in Priyadarshan's hard-hitting tale of honour killing set in Bihar. And to tone their bodies for the gruelling actions, the actors have got a makeshift gym in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, where the film is being shot.
"I've turned the horrific tale of an actual incident in Bihar of an inter-caste romance into a full-on action movie. See, I wanted to keep it real. At the same time I wanted to make it riveting for the audience," said Priyadarshan.
The filmmaker has relocated a village of Bihar to Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga district to shoot his inter-caste love story.
"While shooting on location (Karaikudi) I've made my two heroes Ajay and Akshaye Khanna into full-on action heroes. This film has the kind of real stunts never seen in Hindi cinema," the director said.
The two heroes have also started working out to get into right shape at a makeshift gym set up in Karaikudi itself.
"Yes we've a set up a terrific gym in this wilderness. It's been set up in an under-construction building. It has all the equipment. We all work out in it. Ajay and I of course. Paresh Rawal also works out," Bipasha Basu, who will also feature in the movie.
"Akshaye only used to play squash for exercise. Now he's started going to the gym. They need to get into a specific shape for this film," she added.
Priyadarshan has roped in his old action director B Thyagarajan and Francis, a stunt director from South Africa, to devise the action scenes that would take the director's drama into the region of riveting realism.
When I say real action, I mean fight scenes that are the opposite of cable-wired flips somersaults, jumps and leaps. This time Ajay has gone as raw as it can get," the filmmaker said.
The action sequences have both Ajay and Akshaye locked in hand-to-hand combats, and other very basic forms of physical aggression that went out of vogue with the old Kung Fu films.
Doesn't the film take Priyadarshan into a space completely different from his National Award winning Kanchivaram?
"Not at all. That was a different kind of reality. This is different," the director said.

John Bechara Recession ka maara

 If there is one actor who is severely hit by recession and the current economic woes looming Bollywood, it’s John Abraham. Even with his buffed up bod and killer looks, John isn’t considered a safe bet in filmdom - a sign clearly visible by the actor’s nose-diving price and constant battle to bag films.
And joining the long list of closed projects is the actor’s dream film that is now on the brink of being dropped.
The film is question was John Abraham`s much loved project, which was to be directed by his old friend Sabal Shekhawat. But John’s dream came crashing down when the producers Studio 18 backed out of the project citing recession as the reason. However, not willing to let go John is now contemplating to back the project himself.
Our source said, “Studio 18 had loved the subject and John was extremely keen to work on the film. Sabal Shekhawat, who is among the finest ad filmmakers, was supposed to direct the film. John had loved this spy thriller. Everything was set and Sabal was in Turkey finalising the locations when he received a call from Studio 18 saying that they were no longer keen on doing the project due to its budget.”
Confirming the news, a source told a news daily, “Studio 18 wanted to reduce the budget, but Sabal does not want to compromise at all on the creative front. He was of the opinion that the film required a certain mounting and he clearly was not in favour of reducing the budget. John was cool about it as he is committed to Sabal, as the director was the one who gave John his break into modeling. John has now taken it on himself to see to it that the project goes on the floors immediately. In fact, another producer is now set to make the film as well.”
Talking about the film, John said, “Studio or no studio, the film will be made. I have complete faith in Sabal and at no point, will I let him down. I will always stand by him like I do with my directors. There is no question of the film not happening; it is very much on course.”

"Dil Bole Hadippa" gets U/A Certificate

Known for their clean image over the years, Yash Raj Films have carved their own niche in the entertainment industry. In order to woo Box Office success, Yash Raj films never succumbed to sleaze show to garb the public attention but charmed the masses with its clean romantic flicks.
However, with the Yash Raj Films upbeat about its upcoming movie ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’, news has it that the movie has landed with a U/A certificate, all thanks to the skimpy clothes of Sherlyn Chopra and the raunchy antics of drama queen Rakhi Sawant!
It is believed that Yash Raj Films were looking forward to attain the U certificate unlike the U/A as their target audience was family audiences. However, with two sex sirens – Rakhi Sawant and Sherlyn Chopa on a skin show spree, the film                                                                                    eventually ended up with a U/A certificate.While talking to a news daily about the U/A certificate, the Regional Officer of Censor Board – Vinayak Azad said, “The film has been given a U/A certificate due to Sherlyn`s onscreen clothes and Rakhi Sawant`s dance number.”

When enquired whether there are any intimate scenes in ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’, Azad added, “There are no high-voltage intimate scenes and no kissing scenes as such. But it features one intimate scene with Sherlyn and the other problem is Rakhi’s clothes in the dance number.”

With Rakhi and Sherlyn branded as the reason behind the U/A certificate of the film, a miffed Sherlyn blasted, "Well, Manish Malhotra is to be blamed for that... He`s dressed me in bikini tops and shorts, which ooze effortless sensuality. And that`s exactly what`s expected of the super model that I play in the film.”