Talk around Tinsel Town
It’s been a dramatic week at Bollywood. Some success, some celebrations and lots of controversies.
* Success need not always be sweet. Between being bitten by Zandu Balm manufacturers for using the words in a song, the producers of Dabangg also had to hear some bitter words from who else but Mr. Ram Gopal Varma who said this –
"Since all the top film pundits and filmmakers agree that Box Office collections of a film should be the only parameter to decide who is the top, the top Directors of the industry in descending order today are Abhinav Kashyap, Raju Hirani, Prakash Jha, A.R. Murugadoss, Prabhu Deva, Rakesh Roshan, Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Sajid Khan, Aamir Khan, Aditya Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, etc etc... In case you don't know the man at the top, he used to be somewhere in 'out focus' in the background in Yuva, shooting as Mani Ratnam's some 4th assistant or something."
*Talking of RGV, all those who hate to love the man, or love to hate the man, MUST READ this http://rgvzoomin.com/how-to-kill-rgv/
* After Dabangg’s ‘BIG BANG’ release, next big thing to come down in theatres is Endhiran/Robot whose release is postponed to October 1st! For those who aren’t aware of it already, here’s a sneak peek into Rajnikanth's superstar ways – tickets for the film’s trailer! http://twitpic.com/2pakls (Pic courtesy - twitter account @AnandRanga (http://gurufilms.in/)
* Not sure what to make of this. I feel it’s got disaster written all over it - Shakira to portray Goddess Kali in an upcoming 3D movie. However, there’s no confirmation from the Diva herself, so guess we have to wait & watch.
* Rishi Kapoor is on FACEBOOK. Here is what he has to say, "I'm surprised at how many youngsters connect with me on Facebook. I sometimes suspect they want to connect with me only so they can get in touch with my son. But these kids insist they are my fans, and so are their mothers."
* Much in news for its casting troubles, Abbas Mastan’s next ‘ITALIAN JOB’ remake now titled ‘Players’ will see Sonam Kapoor in a even more SEXY avatar. The girl will fill her wardrobe with short, sexy clothes for the film and the onus of making her look hot, like never before, is on the capable shoulders of Anaita Shroff Adajania ( yes! the same lady who dressed Aishwarya for Dhoom 2).
* And the 57th National Awards Winners have been announced. Paa of bollywood takes home 4 awards, south Indian cinema gets some great recognitions. Check here to see if your favourites have made the cut.
* Talking of awards, amidst birthday celebrations last week, Shabana Azmi has another reason to be happy. She was conferred with the Taj Enlighten Tareef Award for her outstanding contribution to cinema. Earlier recipients of this award are director Mrinal Sen, screenplay writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar - Shabana's husband - and megastar Amitabh Bachchan, among others.
* After Wanted, Prabhudeva will now make his next Hindi film for Sanjay Leela Bansali with Akshay in the lead. Now that’s a deadly combination I’m waiting to see on celluloid!
* Rakhi Sawant is back in the news AGAIN by venting her fury at how women ‘use’ Salman Khan to gain publicity. "Girls just come to Salman to make their careers and once they are done with their job, they leave him." TSK TCH! now now! Practicing what you preach Rakhi?!?
Cine-scope this Friday! (Films releasing 24th September 2010)
The only release for the week Anjaana Anjaani has been postponed to October 1st to avoid its clash with the hearing of Babri Masjid verdict which is scheduled for the same day.
What’s brewing this week!
First Promo Launch event of 'Guzaarish' will happen in Bombay on sept 23rd.Hrithik, Aishwarya, Sanjay Bhansali expected to attend.
Lakme Fashion Week is on in full swing at the Hyatt. Although Bollywood has been a bit irregular in attendance, the week will see the likes of Sunidhi Chauhan
Hollywood actor John Travolta is arriving in Mumbai on Sep 25, sccompanied by 12 US military trained bodyguards.
Theatrical trailer of Imran Khan- Deepika Padukone starrer Break Ke Baad expected in theatres on 24th September.
Rahul Bose's NGO 'Foundation' will hold an auction of India's most historic sports memorablia on 23rd Sept in Bombay.
Tweet (le) birdie told me! (Kyunki har Tweet kuch kehta hai!)
(Disclaimer: No vocabulary/grammatical corrections done. Decode at your own risk :) )
HIS last update! Damn you controversy hunters! Hope he has not quit twitter for good :(
@beingsalmankhan Looks like I mite hv to get off twitter. Don't want to but wat to do? I think I messed up,so sorry guys,$sorry bolne mein koi sharam nahi
@realpreityzinta http://twitpic.com/2opfpf - Nothing beats watching a blockbuster in a theater with the audience ! Congrats 2 d team of Dabaang!
@priyankachopra http://yfrog.com/0we18yj Anjaana anjaani in da house!!! On the sets of indias got talent yesterday!! Full dhamaal!!
@iamsrk got a pic from the d decor shoot...the furnishing is awesome...the wife looks fine too. http://twitpic.com/2offls
@vivek_oberoi Just got back from the premiere of 'ZANGOORA' at the Kingdom of Dreams...a brilliant visual spectacle!!! Kudos to the entire team-well done! My beautiful family at the Culture gully in kingdom of dreams :) http://plixi.com/p/46064812
@Riteishd That's @arshadwarsi2010 n me sketching @ashishchowdhry. we r d new M.F.INSANE s in town http://plixi.com/p/45372974
@DuttaLara (on her engagement to @MaheshBhupathi) Thankyou everyone! From both Mahesh and me, for all your blessings and good wishes!! Good n ight and God Bless.
@rampalarjun Landed in Paris, driving to Epernay the heart of Champagne, its gonna be a dizzy day. Good morning. Les Creayeres my Hotel in Champagne, reached. http://twitpic.com/2o09s0
@geneliad Dats prithviraj @lionheart_ps n me,only means of transport frm shoot 2our vans is a tractor. Super fun thou http://plixi.com/p/45581398