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Maqbool Fida Hussain to paint Madhuri Dixit and Amrita Rao on the same canvas; will soon make a film with the two in lead roles
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 28, 2009)

Madhuri Dixit

Amrita Rao

After painting several solos of his favourite ladies — Madhuri Dixit and Amrita Rao, legendary artist MF Hussain is now geared up to paint the two together on the same canvas for the very first time. The inspiration for this painting comes from a film, which will star Amrita and Madhuri, and will be made by Hussain.

“Hussain has even asked Madhuri and Amrita to visit him during Diwali this year to discuss the logistics of the film,” said a source.

Confirming the story, Hussain said, “I do a lot of combination paintings. I have started working on the Madhuri and Amrita painting. It should be ready in a month’s time.”

Along with the painting, Hussain has also begun working on the film.

MF Hussain

Confirming his plans of making a film with the two Bollywood actresses, Hussain said, “It’s a bit early to divulge any details but yes, there is one such project in the pipeline. I want to make a film starring Madhuri and Amrita. I believe that my painting is incomplete unless I make a film on it.”

When asked if unlike his previous films Gaja Gamini (2000) and Meenaxi: A Tale Of Three Cities (2004), he would now like to make a commercial film, he replied, “No. I don’t want anybody to dictate what I have to make.”

Priyanka Chopra, without concern for her health, interrupted her well-deserved vacation and flew to Mumbai only for a day to dub for What’s Your Rashee?

By Vickey Lalwani (MIMBAI MIRROR; August 28, 2009)
Priyanka Chopra is evidently committed to her projects, as she takes a break from a break to dub for What’s Your Rashee? Either she is a workaholic or health is currently not high on her list of priorities. After suffering a long period of ill health coupled with exhaustion, which needed hospitalisation for a few days, Priyanka has returned from her holiday to Mumbai only for a day to fulfill a work commitment.

Priyanka had left for an unknown foreign destination last Wednesday, but she interrupted her holiday and flew into the city early on Thursday morning. After a brief rest, she headed to the studios to dub for Ashutosh Gowariker’s What’s Your Rashee? She plans to take off for the second leg of her vacation after a day of dubbing.

A source says, “The dubbing of What’s Your Rashee? was so important that Priyanka just could not refuse. While a few of her friends who were with her on the holiday told her to take it easy, Priyanka still chose to make a hectic dash.”

Last evening, Priyanka’s father confirmed the news, “Yes, Priyanka has come back. She had to dub for What’s Your Rashee?”

When asked if Priyanka was facing a burn out and concentrating too much on work, Dr Chopra said, “Priyanka is absolutely fine. Work is fun. Aur kaam bhi to important hai. Requirement thi.”

Priyanka’s parents are accompanying her on the second leg of her holiday. “Yes, my wife and I are going with her,” Dr Chopra added.

Not once in six years, has Priyanka Chopra taken it easy. This was her first vacation, which was supposed to be really relaxing. But some people just don’t seem to know how to relax.

Sanjay Dutt’s refusal to grow a beard for Lamhaa and reluctance to give more dates leaves producer Bunty Walia with no choice but to do away with the actor’s additional scenes
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 28, 2009)

Bunty Walia

Bunty Walia, who had categorically stated not too long ago that he needs Sanjay Dutt for an additional four-five days to complete his forthcoming film Lamhaa, has now decided to release the film without shooting those portions with the actor. Moreover, Bunty and Sanjay are not even spending too much time together as they used to earlier. The evening drink and gupshup sessions at Sanjay’s Bandra residence are all a thing of the past.

The story goes that Bunty wanted Sanjay Dutt to grow a full beard once again to shoot for the additional portions but Sanju, who had shaved off his beard for his look in other films, was in no mood to grow it again to suit Bunty’s schedule. Even though Bunty initially waited for a long time and repeatedly coaxed Sanjay to shoot the pending portions, he got tired of waiting and eventually decided to do away with the additional portions to be shot with Sanjay.

The reason why Bunty can’t wait any longer is that he has borrowed a lot of money and has also sold a few of his cars to meet the budget of Lamhaa. Any further delay would be a bad financial decision.

Rahul Dholakia, director of Lamhaa, said, “We finished Sanjay Dutt’s portions in January. We are now editing the film.”

Bunty claimed that Sanjay was gracious enough to ask him if he wanted him to grow the beard again. He also claimed that Sanjay and he have not had a fall out. However, he did not deny that he seldom spends time with Sanjay these days. He said, “Sanjay has been busy shooting for the past six months all over the world. Where is the time to spend with him? Also, he is off drinks now. You want me to land up in somebody’s house and force him to drink?”

Sanjay Dutt

“I had a feeling that we need Sanju for a couple of extra days to shoot for Lamhaa but Rahul proved me wrong. Recently, Rahul came back from the US and I checked with him. He has seen the scenes shot for the film and he doesn’t require any dates from Sanjay. Whatever we had shot with Sanjay for 40 days earlier is enough for the film. Besides, I am a stand alone producer who doesn’t have any corporate backing for Lamhaa. My money has come from the bank for which I am paying heavy interest. I can’t wait any longer,” added Bunty.

TUSHAR JOSHI (Mid-Day; August 8, 2009)

Director Tarun Mansukhani’s Dostana has been selected to open the iView Film Festival in New York on August 28 and 29.

The director who is working on a sequel to the film will attend the festival with actor John Abraham. “I am thrilled that Dostana is making news months after its release.

I expect a lot of Asians to attend the festival since John will accompany me,” said Mansukhani.

He added, “It is sweet of Abbas Tyrewala who is directing John in a film shot in London to allow the actor to attend the festival.”

Abhishek Bachchan and John pretended to be gays in Dostana to rent an apartment in Miami, Florida.

But when asked whether the sequel too will be set in the US, Mansukhani said, “I cannot say for sure, but chances are that it will most likely be set in the US.”

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