Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Katrina Kaif Going social

Mumbai: She is planning to launch her official website by the end of the year, but Katrina Kaif denies being on the social networking site Twitter and says someone has been impersonating her.

"Something has to be done to stop this sort of vandalism. I am not on Twitter or any other social networking website. I plan to start my own website by the end of the year," said Katrina.

Katrina doesn't believe in half-measures. It comes as no surprise to know that she intends to start her own website after months of research, preparation and build-up before the Internet's most 'hit' girl delves deeply into her own domain.

"I don't want this to be something I start and then leave to others to take care of. Of course, there will be professionals employed to oversee my website. But I'll pick and choose all the material and pictures that will on the site," said the actress.

Katrina's website will be called and the actress wants it to be a one-stop all-purpose stopover for all her fans.

"My website will be comprehensive. It will have my exclusive pictures. In fact, I'll be doing photo sessions done specially by me. It will also have pictures taken by me on my sets and on location."

But the website won't carry reports on her day-to-day activities.

"I don't think it's cool to let people know where I am or what I'm doing throughout the day. I'm not on any of the social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. I guess my life is not an open Facebook," she puns.

The design, colours and format for her website are ready. It has been designed by her sister's boyfriend and two professional designers from Britain.

"I looked at several designs presented to me. Then I saw a British actress' website which I quite liked, though it was too dark for my personality. My website will be fun, feisty, bubbly and colourful, to go with my image".

"There's nothing haphazard and everything official about it," she said.

Katrina Priyanka at loggerheads

Bollywood's leading ladies Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif are set to battle it out to be India's youth icon.

The two actresses, along with actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar as well as superstar Hrithik Roshan have been nominated in the entertainment category for the Videocon India Youth Icon Awards.

Versatile actor Rahul Bose has also been nominated for the youth icon award, but for his contribution towards social justice and welfare. Rahul is the founder of the NGO, The Foundation, which works for various issues like education and child abuse.

Conceptualised by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd in association with media partner Sahara India Media, the awards will be a platform to honour young individuals for their extraordinary contribution to society. It will be sponsored by Videocon.

Awards will be presented to people in categories like sports, technology, media, the arts, private entrepreneurship and politics apart from entertainment and social justice and welfare.

The nominations have been decided by a panel of experts including journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, filmmaker Shyam Benegal, tennis ace Leander Paes, renowned cardiologist Naresh Trehan, actor and social activist Shabana Azmi, singer Usha Uthup and Venugopal Dhoot, chairman of Videocon Industries Limited.

The winners will now be chosen through online voting and the awards will be distributed Sep 25.

Would Aamir and Shahrukh appear together ?

In what is probably the mother of all casting coups in Bollywood, SRK and Aamir might come together soon in a movie that has at its helm none other than Danny Boyle and Anurag Kashyap. 
News is that both the Khans have been approached by Anurag Kashyap to work in his next project, 'Bombay Velvet'. Anurag is known for being a director with very high artistic integrity, his recent claims to fame being 'Dev D' and 'Gulaal'. Danny Boyle of 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame is said to be producing this venture- now we know what those talks with Aamir Khan was all about!
SRK and Aamir, as all of us would know, have a long history of bitter face-offs and cold wars and grudging public acknowledgements of each other's star power. The media has thrived on the Khan wars, and if this casting miracle is true, we're waiting for the mayhem this will unleash on television, in print and online!
The two Khans have been vociferous about the causes they believe in and have come together in a display of solidarity during the recent spat between producers and multiplex owners. And they have kept us entertained all the time, whether on screen or off it.
If they are individually responsible for fireworks at the box office, imagine what their cinematic union can do to Bollywood. We're keeping our fingers crossed and are eagerly waiting for the official confirmation.

Who's Harman ??????

Harman Baweja (remember him?)Yep, the same long forgotten hero of Love Story 2050 and Victory and more importantly known as Priyanka Chopra’s boyfriend. The other day we spotted him at a suburban gym, pumping irons and doing push-ups. The poor guy just gaped and gaped at fellow gymers as if wanting to be recognized by everyone, but much to the poor guy’s dismay, not a single soul stopped by to recognise him. Guess, we tell you some people are just short-sighted these days, or maybe they suffers from selective amnesia! Never mind

Where is Mallika's ?

We may be seeing less and less of the Jat lady Mallika Sherwat lately, but behind her Twitter account she is actually shining… alteast by updating her status regularly. But what exactly she’s doing in the US? Last heard she’s doing a song and dance number for a Hollywood movie and walking the ramp for a known designer in Paris. Oh really? How about roping her in for some Sach Ka Sammna?