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By SHAHEEN PARKAR (Mid-Day; December 11, 2009)

Sushmita Sen and Kangna Ranaut will attempt to be just that for a song called Shakira Jaisi…

Hips Don’t Lie — ask Sushmita Sen and Kangna Ranaut. The stars are learning to shake their kamariyas like the Colombian singer who can wriggle her hips and more effortlessly.

The actresses are presently shooting for a song sequence for Anees Bazmee’s No Problem (it’s not a sequel to No Entry!). Music composer Pritam has composed a trademark Punjabi hip track that goes Shakira Jaisi Hile Lakhni…

Sush and Kangs, who play sisters in the flick, have been matching steps to Chinni Prakash’s choreography.
The two actresses will be making their moves in six yards. While Sushmita has draped herself in an Abu Jani sari worth Rs 4 lakh, Kangna settled for a Suneet Varma creation which costs Rs 3.5 lakh.

The song is being shot at the Filmistan Studios. Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor who feature in the film are also in the song that has been penned by lyricist Kumar (of Maa Ka Ladla fame).

Produced by Anil Kapoor, Rajat Rawail and Spice International, No Problem is slated to release in the third quarter of 2010.

Says Rawail, “We have been shooting for this track from Tuesday. Pritam has scored an extremely peppy song that tells them to shake like Shakira! It is a celebration song as Kangna is getting engaged to Akshaye in the film. The dance unfolds in their father Shakti Kapoor’s home — he plays the police commissioner.”

After a long schedule in South Africa, Bazmee has started the Mumbai leg of the film’s shoot. From next week, they will be shooting at various parts of south Mumbai.

H-twon in a sari
While you may have to wait a while to see Shakira in a sari (the outfit she wore during a Farah Khan choreographed performance at an awards show — seen alongside — doesn’t count as one), here are a list of Hollywood actresses who draped up.
Helen Mirren (at an awards show)
Katherine Heigl (in 27 Dresses)
The Pussycat Dolls (at an event)
Cameron Diaz (at a photoshoot)
Elizabeth Hurley (at an event)

Shakira Ve the last track that featured the name in the title. the fool n final gaana featured Ayesha Takia & Shahid Kapoor

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Shilpa’s sangeet ceremony on November 21 in Khandala will celebrate the fact that she is a Bunt and is marrying Raj, a lively Punjabi

By Sonali Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 10, 2009)


Now that she is engaged and the wedding date has been finalised, Shilpa Shetty is gearing up for her sangeet ceremony in Khandala. Shilpa will do all the requisite jhatkas-matkas while dancing to some of her most popular Bollywood songs with fiancé Raj Kundra at their sangeet.

Preparations are on in full swing and choreographer Ganesh Hegde will see to it that everybody’s dance moves are perfect at the sangeet on November 21, a day before the wedding. The couple’s family members and close friends will also be performing.

Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty

Giving us all the details, Ganesh says, “The sangeet is not a professional thing for me. I am related to Shilpa. We are keeping this as personal as possible and haven’t involved any professional dancers. We’re planning something cute where all the family members pay tribute to each other. Raj’s younger brother is extremely enthusiastic about it. Raj’s family members will be coming down from London.”

Commenting on the sangeet’s theme, Ganesh adds, “There’s no singular theme, but yes, we will explore and celebrate that Shilpa, who is from a South Indian (Bunt) family, is marrying Raj, who is a Punjabi. We’ll have a good mix of South Indian and Punjabi style dance and music.”

About Shilpa and Raj’s special number, Ganesh says, “They will be dancing together on a lovely romantic number. We haven’t finalised the song yet but it will definitely be one of Shilpa’s own numbers. Apart from Shilpa’s own songs, there will be some high-tempo numbers too. The guests won’t dress in special costumes for their performances as they will anyway be dressed in their finery.”

Ganesh Hegde

Is there a special bit about the ceremony that will be a surprise for the couple, we ask Ganesh. “Not really,” he says. “We all will be rehearsing together so planning a surprise will be difficult… Shilpa is aware and very much part of everything we have planned. We will start the rehearsals very soon.”

NOT WITHOUT MY SON-IN-LAW: Akshay Kumar and (below) Dimple Kapadia. For more pictures of the stars, visit http://photogallery.indiatimes.com

Rishi Kapoor plays action star’s father in Patiala drama

SUBHASH K JHA Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; October 20, 2009)


Years ago a smart-alecky director wanted to cast Dimple Kapadia as the seductress and mafiosi in Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi who entraps Akshay Kumar into a lustful bath. “Can you imagine how embarrassing that would’ve been?” Dimple had almost choked later on. That role, blessedly, went to Rekha. But Dimple and Akshay are now finally coming together as mother and son in Nikhil Advani’s London-based, cross-generation drama Patiala House which also pairs Rishi Kapoor and Dimple for the fourth time.

The couple from the trendsetting Bobby were subsequently seen in Sagar and more recently in Pyar Mein Twist.

After the failure of the pricey Akshay comedy Chandni Chowk To China, Nikhil is ready to shoot Patiala House which casts Rishi and Dimple as man and wife. Akshay will play their ideologically-opposed son. Says the director, “People may see the casting as gimmicky. But, after Chandni Chowk… I felt I had to be true to myself. In
that film I was trying a language that wasn’t mine. In Patiala House ,I return to my native tongue.”

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Akshay plays a second-generation Sikh in London, he won’t be wearing a turban in this film. His father, played by Rishi, will be in a turban once again after Love Aaj Kal. The film will also star the spirited Anushka Sharma in her first film outside the Yashraj banner. Apparently Akshay, who loved Anushka’s performance in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, personally requested her to step into Patiala House. Nikhil sees Akshay and Anushka sharing a great chemistry on screen. “They’re both so warm and so Punjabi in their demeanour,” he says.

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