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Monday, August 23, 2010

Edition 28: Bobby Deol, Bipasha Glows and Akkis conflict

Success Comes With No Guarantee : Bobby


RUCHIKA KHER/IANS

For the first time in his 15-yearold career, Bobby Deol of the romance and action movies has attempted to do a supernatural thriller - a not-so-popular genre. But the actor is taking his chances, saying there is 'no guarantee what will work and what won't'. 'It's not only horror films that didn't work this year. There are many others that didn't either. There

is no guarantee what will work and what won't,' Bobby, the younger son of Bollywood veteran Dharmendra, told IANS.



'Every Friday when your film is about to release, you are scared, you don't want to be around because you don't know what's going to happen,' he said. Bobby's ghost film is titled 'Help' and it has been directed by debutant Rajeev Viran who narrates the story of a malevolent spirit that refuses to leave the human world. While the actor will be seen as a successful horror film director in the movie, Mugdha Godse will feature as his wife. The film is slated to hit the screens Aug 13. This year saw a number of horror films hitting the big screen like 'Click', starring Shreyas Talpade and Sneha Ullal; Ram Gopal Varma's 'Phoonk 2'; Aditya Narayan-starrer 'Shaapit'; Purab Kohli and Arjan Bajwa's 'Hide & Seek'; and 'Rokkk' that had Udita Goswami and Tanushree Dutta. But they all scared the audiences away.



In real life, Bobby doesn't believe in evil spirits. 'As an adult I don't believe in spirits and ghosts, but as a child such stories used to interest me and even scare me sometimes,' said the 43-year-old. 'When I was a little kid, my cousin used to tell me ghost stories. Usually seen in romantic and action movies, Bobby agreed to do 'Help' because he felt it was time to experiment with a different genre. 'When I heard the subject, it sounded interesting; so I decided to give it a shot. End of the day, as an actor you want to experience different

things. I have done this for the first time; now let's see how it fares,' he said. So wasn't he sceptical about working with an actress who is relatively new in the industry? 'No, not

at all. I'm not one of those people. In fact, most of my films are with heroines who are relatively new in the industry. What is important is that the person suits the character and

Mugdha was perfect for this role,' he informed.



Horror is not the only thing on Bobby's plate at the moment. The actor, who made his debut with 1995 film 'Barsaat', is working on two more films - 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'

and 'Thank You'. While 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' will see him reuniting on screen with

his father Dharmendra and elder brother Sunny, in 'Thank You' he will be seen with Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar.



BIPASHA GLOWS THANKS TO JOHN

IANS

All that glitters on Bipasha Basu actually comes from her beau John Abraham. The sultry actress confesses that all the jewellery she has is gifted by her boyfriend.

'All the ewellery comes to me from John. He is my diamond supplier,' Bipasha told reporters after the launch of a new ad campaign of Gili, the jewellery brand of Gitanjali, at Taj Lands End here.Asked about the kind of engagement ring she is looking forward

to, she said: 'Well the engagement ring comes from the other side. You have to ask this to

the other side. I hope it's nice and beautiful; not too big, not too small, just the right size for my finger.' Bipasha maintains that her mother saves a lot of jewellery for her, but she is happy with her own stuff.



'My mother saves a lot of gold and diamond jewellery for me. I have not really looked into it. Till now, I am very happy with my jewellery,' said Bipasha. Bipasha's recent release 'Lamhaa' has garnered mixed reviews but she is happy the way media and public have raved her performance.



'I guess that every film has its destiny but I am very proud to be a part of 'Lamhaa' and the kind of appreciation I got was really excellent both from people from media and common man. I have got a fantastic feedback for my part as Aziza. You can't really

control what actually happens to the film,' said Bipasha, as a parting shot.



AKKI AVERTS SELF-CONFLICT

The showdown has been averted! Action Replayy and Patiala House, both starring Akshay Kumar, were supposed to release in the same month - November. While Vipul Shah had confirmed Action Replayy for November 5, Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja were keen on bringing Patiala House on November 19.



However, the makers of these two films had left the decision on Akshay Kumar, who was supposed to take a call after completing his shoot in Manali. Well, the suspense is finally over. While Action Replayy is confirmed for Diwali [November 5], thus clashing with Golmaal 3, Patiala House has been shifted to next year.

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