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By Subhash K. Jha, December 28, 2009 – 13:03 IST
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Why did Genelia D’Souza rush to meet her director Ken Ghosh at midnight on Christmas Day when her family waited for her at home for the festivities?
At midnight on Thursday when Christmas day started, Ken Ghosh finished editing and post-production of Chance Pe Dance and was feeling like sharing the moment with his lead pair. Shahid Kapoor however, was unavailable. Genelia, Ken thought, would be busy celebrating Christmas with her family.
Says Ken, “Even I was supposed to be back home with my wife and kids for Christmas opening gifts (I love doing that). But since it was the final day of post-production, I had no way of avoiding work even on Christmas. I really wanted to share that moment with my actors.”
On an impulse Ken called up Genelia. “And guess what? She agreed to come down to Pixion in Bandra where I was editing straight from midnight mass which was in a Church nearby. I never thought she’d do this, what with Christmas being an important day in her home. But she did. But then Genelia has been hand-on with this project, almost like a part of the production team.”
Genelia’s enthusiasm for the editing and post-production of Chance Pe Dance was due to her proximity to the project, in more way than one. Explains Ken, “Genelia lives down the road from Pixion where we edited Chance Pe Dance. And her gym is in the same building as Pixion. So throughout the editing and post-production Genelia has been dropping in. But on Christmas midnight she outdid herself.”
Genelia rushed to the editing studio after midnight mass, saw the complete film and rushed home to join the family for Christmas. Says Ken emotionally, “Before she left she gave me the best Christmas gift ever. A big hug. Throughout the shooting of Chance Pe Dance she has been our sunshine girl. So much so that when she wasn’t on the sets, all of us would actually get depressed and perk up the minute she came back.”
It is common knowledge that Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are bonding big time these days. Aamir too admits to his close friendship with Salman and says, “Yes, I am very fond of Salman. I also spend time with him whenever we can match our schedules.”
What is more interesting about the Khans apart from their friendship is the buzz about their nocturnal adventures. Rumour has it that when Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao is away at their weekend bungalow in Panchgani, the actor packs off the rest of his staff such as his personal assistant by around 9pm but retains his security staff.
A source says that when Aamir retains his security staff beyond midnight, it is a dead giveaway that he is going to be visiting his best friend Salman.
So what do these two forty plus actors do on their boys’ night out?
A common friend says that Aamir drives to Salman’s home in Bandra; where he parks his vehicle. Then Salman gets his red motorcycle out and the two go for a spin. Both their security staff follow them in their respective vehicles. After their nocturnal spin, they invariably land up either at Salman’s bachelor pad and have a round of drinks; or if Kiran is out of town, they land up at Aamir’s home.
And that’s not all. It is said that Aamir, who is currently on a diet, is known to break his resolve on nights that he is with Salman.
The Aamir-Salman friendship also extends to having special previews of their films for each other. Aamir had a sneak preview of Ghajini for Salman and Sachin Tendulkar. After the trial, Salman had given Aamir some suggestions on ‘changes’ to be made; which Aamir incorporated into the film.
Anyway, this time around too, Aamir who is currently in Delhi will hold a special screening of 3 Idiots only for Salman. Of course the trial is likely to happen only after December 3, because Salman, Katrina Kaif, Sridevi, Celina Jaitley and Neha Dhupia are expected to perform for a show in Dubai on December 2.
Guess, sooner or later, even Salman will hold a special screening of Veer, which is slated for a January 22 release next year, for Aamir too.
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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, November 26, 2009 – 15:18 IST
Even as the tinsel town wakes up to the anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, film stars and the industry make the right noises in the media, the King Khan dedicates himself to the Nation in a unique way.
Shah Rukh Khan and BJP spokesperson Shaina N C painted a wall at Marine Lines at midnight to pay tribute to the heroes and victims of 26/11. Mumbaikars joined them in large numbers.
Here’s saluting those who fought against the terrorists on those fateful three days. Jai Hind!
Fainting spells seem contagious in the industry. Priyanka Chopra started the trend, and now Asin follows suit. It’s worrying though, that the compulsion to maintain an hourglass figure is affecting the health of the actresses. They lose weight at an alarming rate and resort to unhealthy dietary plans. It’s bound to catch up, sometimes even in public.
On Saturday (October 24), just two days before her 24th birthday, Asin collapsed at a club in Andheri where she was doing a series of non-stop television interviews for her latest film.
In the middle of the conversations, Asin simply passed out and had to be revived by her staff and friends who rushed forward with instant energy-boosters.
Resting at her home on her birthday on Monday, Asin laughed, “I’ve become quite a hazard zone, haven’t I? Going by the number of mishaps, I qualify as the desi Calamity Jane. Actually, I hadn’t slept at all that day or the night before. I had been doing back-to-back interviews for London Dreams for the last one week with just 3-4 hours of sleep. On that day, there was no sleep or food at all. Anyway, I’m making up for the exhausting week with the most peaceful and happy birthday of my life.”
Asin brought in her birthday with a quiet dinner on Sunday night with her close friends. She said, “I had eight of my closest friends over for dinner. We had a ball. At midnight, they made me cut a cake. I felt like I was 12 years old again.”
Earlier in the evening, Asin arrived home to a big surprise. She said, “When I opened the door, the entire house was done up with balloons by my parents, just like they used to for my birthdays when I was a child. I had to burst quite a few balloons because there was no room to even walk. I’ve never felt happier.”
The second half of the day was devoted to spending time with the kids in her highrise apartment. She said, “Fortunately there was enough cake and chocolates to go around. So it was great fun. This is the best birthday I’ve had.”
Lately, Shah Rukh Khan might have had serious issues with several people from the film industry but the first actor who he had an ego clash with was Sunny Deol way back in 1993. Now, the two actors have patched up 16 years after they had a huge fight during the making of Yash Chopra’s Darr. They finally buried the hatchet during a party on Saturday night and the man responsible for the patch up was host Subhash Ghai.
A source present at the party said, “Shah Rukh had come in earlier in the evening and he was sitting in one of the private sections at the party venue with Karan Johar and his other friends. Sunny Deol was accompanied by director Neeraj Pathak, who he was chatting with, when Ghai suddenly went up to the reticent actor and took him to the private section. Ghai headed straight to Shah Rukh and reintroduced the two warring actors.
SRK and Sunny shook hands and gradually warmed up to each other and were later seen chatting animatedly with lyricist Prasoon Joshi.”
Commenting on the SRK-Sunny animosity, the source added, “Sunny was probably the first one among the long list of people that Shah Rukh has had a problem with over the years. Sunny had such a big issue that after Darr he completely stopped speaking to Shah Rukh and Yash Chopra. The two actors have buried the hatchet after so many years.”
According to the source, Sunny left the party early and when the clock struck midnight, SRK’s friends gathered around him to celebrate his and Gauri’s wedding anniversary, which was yesterday.
After a gap of almost a year, Priyanka Chopra was spotted at ex-boyfriend Harman Baweja’s house on Thursday night. Like every year, the Bawejas had their Diwali party get-together and Priyanka was on their guest list.
A source says, “Harry and Pammi Baweja have their annual Diwali celebration, which goes on till the wee hours of the morning. It also has some B-town celebs attending the party. This year it was a shock to see Priyanka at the party. After her break-up with Harman, she had completely disappeared from Harman’s life. She even cut-off ties with his parents by not visiting his house. However, she was in touch with Harman’s sister Rowena, on and off.”
It was Harman’s parents who invited Priyanka to the party. The source adds, “Although the invitation was given by Harman, it was his parents’ call which got Priyanka to his house. The actress walked in post-midnight and stayed at the party for a few hours.”
It was during the promos of What’s Your Raashee? that Priyanka and Harman upgraded to talking terms. The source adds, “Priyanka was like a family member when she was dating Harman. After their relationship went kaput, she never visited his house. Her attendance at Harman’s Diwali party sends out a lot of messages to people.”
But the question is that if Harman Baweja is back in Priyanka’s life, then where does that leave Shahid Kapoor, whom Priyanka is supposed to be dating?
|Although Sanjay Dutt was reluctant to celebrate his 50th birthday as close friend and mentor Amar Singh was not back on his feet after his surgery, his friends across the globe brought his birthday in with a bang. The celebration on Tuesday night was nothing less than a grand affair in Cape Town, South Africa, where the actor is shooting for No Problem.
Naturally, Maanyata played a perfect host, by welcoming the guests and making sure that everybody was comfortable. A source present at the bash said, “It was an extremely private affair with select invitees. Dutt’s close friends like Imran from South Africa, Paresh from Chicago, Mac from LA, Sudesh of Wizcraft and cricketer Graham Smith were present. Among the filmi crowd were Akshaye Khanna and Paresh Rawal, who were shooting in Durban and flew down for the party.”
According to the source, the bash was organised by Sanjay’s friends from Cape Town. The source added, “Everybody was welcomed by a local band after which, they drove down in a black limousine from the hotel to one of the most beautiful lounges, Karma, at Camps Bay.”
Apparently, Akshaye Khanna, was in high spirits after a few drinks and kept hugging Sanjay.
“Apart from dancing to typical Bollywood songs, there were belly dancers too to entertain the guests. Alcohol flowed in plenty while the select menu included a choice of sea food specialties and Sushi. At midnight, Sanjay cut the cake and they partied till Wednesday morning.”
Everyone, including Maanyata, gave a speech in Dutt’s honour.