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Raja Chaudhary is dating model-actress Shradha Sharma, who he met on a social networking site

By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 29, 2009)

 

Shradha Sharma

Looks like Raja Chaudhary is finally looking to make some positive changes in his life. The ex-husband of Shweta Tiwari is now relishing the idea of being in a relationship.

Raja is in love with model Shradha Sharma,who has also acted in the TV serial Saarthi.

The duo has often been spotted cosying up at social dos. Buzz is that they have been seeing each other for the past 7-8 weeks.

A friend of Raja says, “Raja and Shradha were introduced to each other on the internet. They got along like a house on fire. Raja likes the fact that Shradha cares for him. She looks into his work schedule and keeps reminding him about things that slip his mind. He is extremely fond of her. Shradha too reciprocates his feelings.”

Raja Chaudhary

Raja admits that he knows Shradha closely. He says, “We are getting to know each other better. That’s all I can say for now.”

Shradha is more frank. She says, “Yes, I am dating Raja. I like the guy. He is a simple and honest man. I was impressed by his dancing skills in Nach Baliye. Raja and I are planning to do stage shows together.”

BOOKED! Salman Khan at a theatre ticket counter in Delhi. For more pictures of the actor, log on to http:// photogallery.indiatimes.com

That’s what people said to Sallu selling tickets at the BO

AYANDRALI DUTTA Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; October 29, 2009)

When people went to get the advance tickets for the Salman Khan-Ajay Devgn-Asin starrer London Dreams at a multiplex in Daryaganj in Delhi, they had to jostle way more than the average crowd that gathers at theatres for advance bookings. One reason for that could have been that the guy selling tickets at the ticket window was Sallu bhai himself ! Although the superstar arrived three hours late to open the advance booking for the film, the enthusiasm of the thousand-strong crowd seemed undimmed, and it became difficult even for the police to control it. But Sallu was undaunted, and with his trademark nonchalance, said, “Yehi Dilli hai!”
The strange part was that the crowd that followed Salman was mainly male. But why? “Arre, anyone can be my fan,” he said with a smile. Remembering the days when he himself went to the movies in crowded theatres, Salman said, “I had watched Arjun, starring Sunny Deol. I must say, what a crowd it drew.” That’s from one crowd-puller to another, but Delhi moviegoers are surely not throwing away one particular ticket they bought for this movie!
Amitabh Bachchan effortlessly sang the title song of Paa in a child’s voice

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 29, 2009)

 

Amitabh Bachchan and Aadesh Shrivastava

We bet you’ve never heard anything like this before. Literally. On Tuesday, Amitabh Bachchan recorded the title song for Balki’s Paa in the voice of a 12-year-old and that too without the help of technology.

Music director Aadesh Shrivastava says, “I thought I would initially record the song in Amitji’s normal voice and later use technological enhancement and modify it to make it sound like a child’s. However, Amitji was firm that I wouldn’t have to do anything of that sort and that he will sing in a child’s voice without any help. He went on to do just that.”

Aadesh, who handled the daunting task of recording music maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s tune in Amitabh’s voice, adds, “It is originally a tune created by Raja sir (Ilaiyaraaja). Normally, I’d never even dream of touching his tunes but I have worked as a drummer for him on Sadma (1983) and he sent this song from Chennai for Amitji to sing it in Mumbai.”

Aadesh predicts that the song will be an instant hit with children. “Amitabh does not sound like a grown-up man imitating a child. Don’t ask me how he has managed to do it. I just sat there stunned.”

Ritesh Deshmukh has worked his way up slowly from a five-hero film, to four, three, two and now as a solo hero. He has impressed everyone with his comic timing and hopes to continue to do so with a fantasy (Aladin), a serious film (Rann) and a romance (Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai)

By Indu Mirani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 29, 2009)

What gives you a high? When a family member wins an election or when you have a film doing well?

Undoubtedly, when a family member wins an election. That’s because much more is at stake in politics and it’s a once-in-a-five-year event. As an actor, you get three to four chances a year, but in politics you have to wait for five years for another chance.

If you had three wishes, what would they be?

 

If I have a lamp that Amitabh Bachchan comes out of as a genie, I don’t think I want anything else. That itself is worth three wishes.

 

Will you ever play a woman again as you so successfully did in Apna Sapna…

It was very difficult playing a woman but if I got a lot of time to work on it, I would like to play it differently. I would really like to do it the way Hollywood does it, with prosthetics. If the script demands it, then I would push the envelope. The last time it was just about waxing and threading, this time I would do it better.

Your successes have largely been as a comic actor. Did you find comedy or did comedy find you?

What happened is that a few comedies that I did worked and then only comedies came my way. But, after doing comedies I have become funny in real life too. I’ve enjoyed doing them. And it’s even more enjoyable when people like your work. It’s like a pat on the back. But then there’s also a fear of overdoing it and it’s important to realise when you’ve crossed the line. When I read a comic script, I know that these are the scenes where I am supposed to ham and so I see to it that in a scene before and a scene after I underplay it.

What do you mean when you say that after doing comedies, you have become funny in real life?

Actually, the basic core of me is very shy, because that’s how I’ve been brought up. I was so shy, I didn’t speak to a single girl all through my school days. So at birthday parties at home, there would be only boys. We’re only three brothers. So the thought of a girl coming home was very odd. No one ever told us, it was all in our head. In college, I used to like this girl and I never had the courage to go up to her and tell her that I liked her. And by the time I decided to do that, she had already started seeing someone else. But I was just happy with the idea of being in love with her.

When I went to architecture college, probably because there were 28 women and 16 boys, and a lot of group projects, I really opened up as a person. I was funny in bits but I didn’t have the courage to just go up on stage and say something funny. But when you become an actor, you become shameless. And to be a good actor, you need to be very shameless. You really need to do anything and everything. That shattered all my inhibitions.

To have come from there and worked in so many comedies, I now know exactly how comedies work. I know exactly when to put in a punchline, which words to stress to make people laugh. And I think that eventually helped me in my personal life.

Do you feel like an outsider in the film industry?

For the first two years, I didn’t feel like a part of the industry in my own head. I had not achieved anything. It was not about how people reacted to me. It was about my own achievements. It was only after Masti was successful, Kya Kool Hai Hum and Bluffmaster worked and just before Heyy Babyy, Dhammal, and Apna Sapna Money Money, that I felt that I was a decent actor and could find my foothold in the industry. Then I stopped feeling like an outsider.

You’ve always been a big fan of SRK. If offered, which of his films would you do for free?

I would do a film for free, if he were in the film. I really don’t care what films he’s done because those films are not special without SRK. If I were to do those films, they wouldn’t be that great.

Is Genelia the woman in your life?

Not again! I am single. I am not seeing Genelia. We go back seven years, ever since we started working together. I’m glad to have a great friendship with her, she’s a wonderful person. The sad part is that sometimes you start pulling back from a friendship because people are talking. But as an actor, you learn to live with it.

Are you looking for love?

I am not exactly looking for love. Love is something that everyone wants, everyone needs, and love is most welcome. But it’s not necessary that if I find love, I’ll talk about it. I see couples out there holding hands, and it’s really great. Many-a-times, I wish I had that courage.

Aladin’s team will repaint the damaged portions of the walls where their posters had been put up

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 29, 2009)

 

Aladin posters on Senapati Bapat Marg

The protest against Aladin posters being put up on the graffiti wall painted for the Wall Project, on Senapati Bapat Marg, has now led Aladin’s team to rectify their mistake. The posters were pulled off, but the wall had already been damaged.

So, director Sujoy Gosh, music directors Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani and the lead pair Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandez have decided to repaint the wall where the movie posters were put up. The team will paint the wall today.

The posters were immediately removed when the complaint from concerned citizens reached the producers. Director Sujoy Ghosh commented on the incident, “We don’t know who put up the posters on these walls.

Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandez

I completely agree that it was wrong. It is unfortunate that our film posters were put up there. We thought that we should make up for the damage. Then one of the guys in the team suggested that we should repaint the walls and Vishal agreed as well.”

Sujoy also apologised for the mistake, “We are sorry for the inconvenience. If I had it my way, this would never have happened.”

Hrithik Roshan and Monikangana Dutta have passionate kissing and lovemaking scenes in Guzaarish

By Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 29, 2009)

 

Hrithik Roshan

The forthcoming Kites is not the only film in which we will see Hrithik Roshan in passionate scenes. After filming sizzling scenes with Barbara Mori in Kites, Hrithik is now ready to make love to super hot model Monikangana Dutta, who plays his former love interest, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish. Evidently Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has no lip lock scene with Hrithik in the film.

A source says, “Although Aishwarya is paired opposite Hrithik, he has intimate scenes with Monikangana. As she plays Hrithik’s former love interest, Bhansali wanted their sizzling chemistry to be quite apparent. Monikangana has a small but very important role and it was imperative that she has intimate lovemaking scenes with Hrithik. Being a debutante actress, the model is nervous about her passionate scenes with the actor.”

Monikangana Dutta

“They have not shot for the scene as yet but Bhansali has already briefed the two. Initially, there was also a lip lock scene between Aishwarya and Hrithik but the director later dropped the idea as it wasn’t really necessary. The lovemaking scene between Hrithik and Monikangana is far more crucial as Bhansali wants to highlight their love for each other in his film.Apparently, Hrithik’s wife Sussanne is aware about the passionate scenes and has spoken to Monikangana so that she is less nervous while shooting for them,” adds the source.

The intimate scenes will be shot during the film’s next schedule in January in Goa.

Sharman Joshi steals the show in 3 Idiots, Aamir demands that the balance should tilt in his favour when the film is being edited

By Mumbai Mirror Bureau (October 29, 2009)

There’s tension brewing between the formidable Aamir Khan and his 3 Idiots director Rajkumar Hirani. The root cause is none other than Aamir’s unassuming, but talented co-star Sharman Joshi.

 

Joshi who was last seen playing Aamir’s Delhi-campus buddy in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti has walked away with the film, leaving poor Aamir less than happy. Aamir has asked Rajkumar Hirani to turn things around at the edit table. Whether the director complies with the demand remains to be seen.

In his defence, sources from the film’s crew say the tilt and imbalance between Aamir and Sharman’s role was not on the cards when the film was conceived.

Says the source, “It just happened. Aamir has no problem being part of an ensemble cast, or even playing a secondary part. If you remember Aamir made an entry in his production Taare Zameen Par at intermission point. Even in RDB, Siddharth had the most powerful role.”

So what seems to be the problem? Continues the source, “Sharman’s role and performance have turned to be quite different from the way Aamir had perceived it. Mind you, he has no problems with Sharman walking away with the film.” And no one is sure how the film tilted in Sharman’s favour.

Rajkumar Hirani

Now when the much-awaited film is less than two months from release, Rajkumar Hirani wants no friction within his team.

Says the source, “Raju is a peace-loving man. He doesn’t want friction under any circumstance. And certainly not with Aamir whom he respects and holds in the greatest esteem. But we can’t really blame any of the three parties, Aamir, Sharman or the director for the way things have turned out.”