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Make way for Quickgun Murugan and his steed on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Since animals are not allowed on it, the horse will ride in an open tempo, while Murugan will ride the horse
By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 06, 2009)
Where there is will, Quickgun Murugan will find a way, saar. The quirky cowboy and his majestic steed will gallantly cross the Bandra Worli Sea Link, with a little help from a four-wheeler friend. Telegu superstar Dr Rajendra Prasad, who plays the role of the desi cowboy had given a formal application to the regulating authorities of the Sea Link, requesting for special permission to ride his horse on the bridge. However, the authorities referred to the law that animals are not allowed on the newly built bridge.

Quickgun Murugan

Undeterred by the response of MSRDC, Quickgun came up with a brainwave. According to Plan B, he will hire an open tempo, the horse will ride in the tempo, while Quickgun will ride the horse as the tempo carries them across the Sea Link. It’s a simple case of creative interpretation of the rules without breaking them.

Dr Rajendra Prasad said, “I was disheartened by the response from the authorities. Instead of taking it seriously, they almost made fun of it. But where there is a will, there is a way. As per the rules, I can go on the Sea Link with any four-wheeler after paying the toll and I will take my tempo. My horse and I will be the cargo. It’s a simple solution.”

The character, inspired by SRK’s Rascala act in Om Shanti Om, will be crossing the Sea Link atop an open tempo later this month.

MAKING A MARK: Genelia poses for the BT camera in front of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. For more pictures of the actress, log on to http://photogallery.indiatimes.com
Genelia D’Souza, in a break from being a diva down South, tells BT that Bollywood is happening slowly for her…

NIMISHA TIWARI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; July 15, 2009)

Despite her big break in Bollywood last year with Jaane Tu… opposite Imran Khan, Genelia D’Souza hasn’t had another release as yet, and she is seen more in TV commercials than promos for forthcoming films with big banners. While other actresses her age, who made their debut around the same time, are already doing their third and fourth films. “What’s the definition of a big banner,” she asks. “I have worked with UTV, Studio 18, Aamir Khan Productions, done films in the South, and I have four releases this year. There’s one opposite Fardeen Khan, It’s My Life opposite Hurman Baweja, Hook Ya Crook with John Abraham and Yahoo with Shahid Kapoor. Isn’t that a lot?” But, yes, she agrees, that you come into your own in Bollywood only when you act with the Khans. And that kind of film is eluding her currently. “Like every young girl, I too would like to work with the Khans, but each film has a script and only a suitable actor can play that role,” she admits. Meanwhile, she’s in Mumbai on a break from the South, where the name Genelia D’Souza is bigger news than in Bollywood. BT caught her splashing around in the rain near the new Bandra-Worli Sealink. “It’s been five years since I played football in the rains. Do you know I was a national level football player in college,” she asks, surprising us.
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Shahid’s teeny-bopper charm and Genelia’s teensy-weensy skirt combined to raise the collective amorous temperature of onlookers
By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 08, 2009)

Shahid Kapur

Genelia D’Souza

Genelia’s micromini caused macro problems for a photoshoot yesterday at Bandstand, Bandra. Shahid and Genelia were to shoot for the first look of director Ken Ghosh’s untitled film against the backdrop of the Bandra-Worli sea link. Her tiny skirt attracted a huge crowd and even the cops couldn’t keep the crowd at bay, who wanted a glimpse of those shapely legs.

A source said, “Shahid had canned all his scenes for the film. We just had a day’s shoot left before the film goes into post-production. The photoshoot was supposed to start at 4pm and was to be wrapped up in a couple of hours at the Bandra Bandstand fort. When Genelia emerged, she was wearing a micromini and the crowd started gathering. It was supposed to be a sizzling, intimate photoshoot with Shahid and Genelia posing extremely close to each other. Within minutes, the crowd started multiplying. Ken Ghosh decided that he couldn’t trust the crowd with Genelia in a mini skirt. As the crowd threatened to grow beyond controllable numbers, it dawned on the unit that they hadn’t even called private security or the cops. It was becoming difficult for both Shahid and Genelia to step out to shoot. Even the cops despaired over the numbers. Some of the persistent blokes in the crowd had even edged over to the fort and on the stones, which was a red alert for potential danger. They even tried covering up Genelia with a pair of jeans, but it was futile. The cops told the unit to cancel the shoot.”

genThe director admitted that they tried and gave up. Ken Ghosh said, “The crowd was crazy. Shahid and Genelia had to rush back to the van. The sun was setting and we were losing light. We called security and cops, but it was of no use. Genelia was wearing a mini skirt and with such a crowd, it would not have been a pleasant shoot at all.”

Ram Mirchandani, Chief Creative Officer, UTV Rampage Motion pictures said, “Yes it was a very scary sight and people were all over the fort. I was scared that someone might just fall and lose his life. We did not let the actors come out of the vans as it could have resulted in a stampede. We have now completed the film and are looking for an apt title for it. (Earlier the film was titled Yahoo).”