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By Subhash K. Jha, December 14, 2009 – 11:13 IST

Shahid Kapoor, Ken Ghosh Ken Ghosh admits he had loud arguments with Shahid Kapoor on the sets during the shooting of Chance Pe Dance.

But it had to do with Shahid’s suddenly-saturated schedules.

Says Ken, “For the first time in his career Shahid was doing three films at the same time-Kaminey, Dil Bole Hadippa and my film Chance Pe Dance. Naturally there was a conflict of interest.”

Ken admits there were loud arguments over Shahid’s schedules. “I’d ask for three days. He would have only one day to spare. I’d naturally be upset. Then understandably, Shahid wanted time off. He couldn’t be seen on my set straight after shooting for one of the other two films. This naturally led to heated arguments. For me as a director it was okay to come on the sets without sleep. But Shahid had to catch up on his resting time. Or the dark circles would have shown on camera. And since Shahid is fair-complexioned those dark circles would be even more visible.”

The last thing that Ken wanted was for his hero to fall ill. “Priyanka Chopra had to be hospitalized because of overwork and exhaustion. I didn’t want Shahid to go through the same experience.”

The effort has been worth it for both Shahid and Ken. “Shahid’s dancing in Chance Pe Dance is the film’s mainstay. But his performance is not just about dancing. Some of the things he has done with in the dramatic scenes took me by surprise. Shahid has brought subtle expressions into scenes which I didn’t catch while shooting. Only during editing I realized what he had done.”

Ken Ghosh who introduced Shahid Kapoor in Ishq Vishq five years ago admits the actor has changed. “Isn’t change inevitable? We all evolve with time. Shahid is no exception.”

So are the stories of a rift between the two true?

Ken doesn’t deny the fact that there were heated arguments and fights during the making of Chance Pe Dance. “But they were all for the betterment of the film. See when Shahid did his first film Ishq Vishq with me he only had that film on hand and was able to give me his full attention.”


As her haemoglobin count continues to plummet, Katrina’s health is causing distress to all those who know her

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 14, 2009)

As her hemoglobin count continues to plummet, Katrina’s health is causing distress to all those who know her.

Everyone around Katrina, well-wishers, co-stars, friends and family are beginning to be extremely worried about Katrina’s deteriorating health. On Sunday she was again at a suburban hospital to take further tests as her haemoglobin count continued to fall, despite treatment from the best doctors in the city.

Though Katrina has been extremely selective recently about the appearances she makes, she is obviously still straining too much and it is affecting her adversely.

On Sunday Katrina woke up unable to get out of bed.  The  worst  blow to her  frail energy level  was  the hectic  wedding of  Salman Khan’s close family-friend Krishan Narayan’s  daughter which Katrina attended for two consecutive nights on Friday and Saturday for the sangeet  and wedding.

Forgetting her delicate health, Katrina had simply let herself go, dancing and having a good time.

A friend explained, “It was a commitment she couldn’t wriggle out of. The bride’s father, an associate of politician Praful Patel, is a very close friend of Salman Khan. And Katrina who has always looked at Salman’s friends as her own, had to be there.”

The result of two consecutive nights of merry-making was a relapse. On Sunday Katrina had to undergo a series of complicated medical tests that went on the whole day

The friend continued, “Katrina’s haemoglobin count continues to plummet. The doctors are perplexed by this. They can’t figure out what is causing this abnormality in her blood. She has been prescribed complete bed rest.”

When contacted, Katrina tried to dismiss her indisposition with. “I will be just fine. I just need to rest.”

Meghna Naidu will marry Kushal Punjabi in February 2010
By Sonali Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 20, 2009)

Kushal Punjabi and Meghna Naidu

Item girl Meghna Naidu got engaged to boyfriend Kushal Punjabi in true filmi style recently and will tie the knot in February 2010. Meghna, who was abroad for a show, had no idea that the show was going to be one of her most memorable.

Letting us in on the story, our source said, “After Meghna’s performance, Kushal went down on one knee and proposed to her. They have been dating each other for a long time now and make a cute couple. Meghna and Kushal both love dancing and that’s what keeps them connected. Their wedding is scheduled for February.”

Thanks to Arjun Rampal, the usually reticent Akshay Kumar couldn’t stop dancing and singing at the wrap-up party of Housefull in London. Twinkle is delighted
By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 01, 2009)

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar and parties never went hand in hand. That is till a few weeks ago. Everyone who knows Akshay knows him as this reticent actor who stayed away from late night parties and socialising preferring instead to stick to his healthy lifestyle, which included going to bed at 10pm and waking up in the wee hours of the morning to exercise. During parties, including his own, Akshay would always let his friends have fun while he quietly stood smiling in a corner with a glass of juice in his hand.

The juice still hasn’t changed. Akshay remains a teetotaler but the man has turned into a party animal in London, thanks to Arjun Rampal. The two were shooting together for Housefull and Arjun would try to drag Akshay to pubs and clubs almost every night.

A source said, “Arjun really brought out Akshay’s extrovert side. They would often go out together for a boys’ night out whenever their respective families were not in London.”

After Arjun left London, Akshay’s newfound fun side was made clear last week when the unit of Housefull saw Akshay having a great time during the wrap-up party. The star went to the dance floor and sang aloud Jee karda from Singh Is Kinng. Those present were shocked.

Arjun Rampal

A guest present at the party said, “It was most unexpected. First, Ritesh Deshmukh and Akshay sang and danced to a song called I am a loser from Housefull. When the DJ started playing Jee karda, Akshay took the mike and not only sang the song but also danced.”

The one person who is the happiest about the outgoing Akshay is his wife Twinkle. For years, she has been complaining about how staid he tends to be in crowds.

Esha Deol clears the air about her self-imposed exile
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 10, 2009)

Esha Deol

Esha Deol, who has been shunning the limelight for over six months, is finally open for dialogue.

Responding to our repeated calls and text messages, Esha said, “I am absolutely fine. It’s just that I am keeping a low profile. I have been living in Goregaon with my mom and sister. Mom is busy with her election campaign, so I am helping her to do up our Juhu residence.”

Why did she maintain a low profile? “That is a deliberate decision. I am in Bollywood only for my passion for acting. I don’t want to sign six films and regret them later. To tell you the truth, I am still in touch with my friends from Bollywood, like Fardeen Khan and Zayed Khan. I am not seen in social gatherings and award functions as I have outgrown parties. Bahut party-sharty kar liya, it’s time to change. Everybody needs to grow up at some point in his/her life and I have grown up too,” she added.

Esha has signed only one film, Exchange Offer directed by Shivam Nair, last year and wants to work with new directors and do rebellious films like Dev.D and Manorma Six Feet Under. She elaborated, “The genres I have worked on don’t interest me anymore. Now, I am on a different trip. I am no longer bothered about how much money I make. Why do I need more money than I have? I have a roof over my head. Moreover, I am not a materialistic person. I don’t need designer gowns and fashionable bags. I am perpetually in my black tee and blue jeans.”

There is no dent in Esha’s Bollywood aspirations as she is still religious about her workouts with her personal trainer and her dance guru. “I can’t do without a two-hour extensive workout everyday, and that is not because I want to be a size zero or a perfect 10. As for dancing, it is my first love,” added Esha.


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