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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Edition 19: Bollywood News

Taste of Bollywood For Jacqueline

Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, who started in the Hindi film industry with 'Aladin', got her true taste of Bollywood while shooting for 'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai' where she had to imitate screen icons like Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra.

Till about a few months back, the only Bollywood personality that Jacqueline knew was Big B, Riteish Deshmukh and Sanjay Dutt, her co-stars in 'Aladin'.

However, it took a 'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai' to make her aware about other major film personalities like Dharmendra, Mithun Chakravorty, Sunny Deol and Ajay Devgn amongst others.

"Who doesn't know Amitabh Bachchan? After all he is an icon all over, including Sri Lanka. However, even after stepping into the world of Hindi films, I wasn't really too aware about her other screen personalities. I am sure not many would mind though, I am still learning," she told PTI.

But she had her share of Bollywood celebrities while on the sets of 'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai'. In the film, where she plays a woman from planet Venus, Jacqueline is required to be a part of a hilarious sequence where she puts on TV and finds various actors staring from the screen channel after channel.

"Yes, this is a hilarious sequence where Jackie, who has just landed from Venus, gets her first taste of Bollywood medicine," said Milap Zaveri, the writer-director of the film.

"As she starts flipping channels, she comes across Himesh Reshammiya, Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, Mithun Chakravorty, Ajay Devgn, Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan. She is quite amazed on seeing their on screen antics and starts copying their trademark dance steps, dialogue delivery and kicks & punches," he added.

So what Jackie gets to see is Himesh Reshammiya coming up with a nasal rendition, Sunny Deol getting into the 'Yaara O Yaara' (Jeet) jig all the way, Sridevi coming up with her historic 'Nagina' act, Dharmendra with his 'jat yamla' persona, Mithun's disco-dancer act and last but not the least, Bachchan's 'Tiger' roar from 'Hum'.

Sigh of Relief for Sushmita

Sushmita Sen can sigh now what with the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court upholding an order of a lower court which dismissed a criminal complaint against her for her comments on pre-marital sex. Sen, a former Miss Universe, had landed in legal trouble for her comments in a TV interview that "No male or female in India is having chastity or virginity.
" A plain reading of the interview given by Sen to a TV channel showed that she had answered a question relating to her personal life and it reflected only a personal opinion,” Justice G.M.Akbar Ali observed. Dismissing a Criminal Revision Case filed against a city judicial magistrate’s dismissal of a criminal complaint against her for her comments on pre-marital sex, the judge said the lower court had rightly considered all aspects.
Moreover the Tamil newspaper which had published her interview had only reproduced an earlier interview telecast on a English channel on Oct 6, 2007 the judge said. There was no material to show a prima facie case against the actress, Justice Ali said.
Greesh Kumar, an advocate, had filed the complaint against Sen under Sec 292, 292(a) 293, 294,(obscene acts and song) read with Sec3(4)(6) of Indecent Representation of Women Act and also under Sec 2 and 3 of Young Persons(Harmful Publication)Act 1956. Counsel for Kumar contended that Sen had categorically stated that in her opinion no male or female in India "is having chastity or virginity" and it had been published in dailies also.

Abhishek Gets I-PAD From Sister

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan recently got a belated birthday gift - an Apple iPad - from his sister Shweta Nanda which is not yet available in the Indian market.
'His sister has just got him his delayed birthday gift... the much talked of and recently hogging much of the limelight - the iPad,' Abhishek's father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan posted on his blog.
'He has spent the entire day sorting out this rather sleek looking gadget and I dare say it is indeed a marvellous piece of equipment. Have pestered the daughter to get me my birthday gift in advance and present me one as well,' he added.
Ipad is a 9.7 inch touchscreen tablet which is just 0.5 inches thick. It is thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook and delivers a battery life of up to 10 hours.

Who Can Replace the Kat?
It is confirmed that Bollywood star Katrina Kaif was the first and only choice for Tees Maar Khan.

Reveals a source,” The lead role in the film is a meaty one and plenty of actresses must have been keen to play it. However Katrina was the only one approached for the film”

Additionally sources add that the role in Tees Maar Khan was tailor made for Katrina Kaif hence casting of any other actress was out of question. The gorgeous Katrina Kaif seems to be the flavor of the season with the best movies in her kitty and the best brands riding on her pretty shoulders.

Confirming her decision to cast Katrina says director Farah Khan “After meeting Katrina we knew we found our female lead for Tees Maar Khan. She is so beautiful and talented with such great screen presence that she suited the role perfectly. From among the established actresses in Bollywood, the only one we considered and approached for the role was Katrina hence speculation over us considering other actresses should end.”

Katrina often considered Bollywood’s lucky mascot is set to work her magic on the box office this year with Rajneeti, Tees Maar Khan and Dostana 2.

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