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Priyanka Chopra wants to be cast opposite Abhishek Bachchan again, extends the olive branch through messages to Rohan Sippy

By Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 05, 2010)

Priyanka Chopra is a sharp woman with a firm business head on her shoulders. Knowing that her jodi with Abhishek Bachchan had proved to be popular, she sees no reason to let a little tiff come in the way of another hit together. So, she has decided to extend the olive branch to Bachchan Jr. The actress has been sending feeler messages to Rohan Sippy to be cast in his next opposite Abhishek Bachchan.

The Abhishek-Priyanka jodi became quite a hit in Rohan Sippy’s Bluffmaster. The duo worked in a couple of movies thereafter and was appreciated. But it may be recalled that the friendly bonding between the two had been strained last year at a film award event when the two wanted to dance to the same number and a misunderstanding ensued.

Abhishek, who had even jokingly called Priyanka his heartthrob on national television in the past, hadn’t taken kindly to Priyanka’s obstinate behaviour at the event, and thereafter the two never crossed paths again.

A source reveals, “Priyanka has sent feelers to Rohan and is keen to work on this project. She has heard the gist of the script and she liked it. Moreover, Abhishek Bachchan’s presence has attracted her to the film. She finds him fabulous as an actor and loves their on-screen pairing.”

The director, of course, takes the diplomatic route. Rohan says, “I would definitely love to work with Priyanka, as she is a fabulous actress and I really enjoyed working with her. However, I have not yet approached anyone for the female lead for this film till I lock in some other critical casting.”

Even if he hasn’t made up his mind, has Priyanka been artfully bringing herself to his attention? He says, “That’s totally flattering. She is one of my favourite actors.”


By TUSHAR JOSHI (Mid-Day; November 27, 2009)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Hrithik Roshan are at loggerheads over the usage of English dialogues in Guzaarish. The director and actor have been indulging in verbal volleys over it.

Guzaarish has quite a few dialogues in English. In fact, most of the interaction between Hrithik and his co-star is in English. While Bhansali thinks it’s necessary to converse in the Queen’s language, Roshan doesn’t feel the same.

Recently there was a showdown between the two when Duggu went ahead and spoke some lines in Hindi, which were in English in the script. This upset Bhansali who told the actor that he couldn’t make changes and call the shots.

Meri marzi yaa teri marzi?
A source reveals, “Hrithik feels that an overdose of English will make the film too classy. It won’t cater to the masses that will come to see the film. He even suggested that Bhansali add subtitles, but the director isn’t quite convinced. He’s going ahead and using English lines wherever he thinks fit.”

The risks Duggu is taking
Apart from growing a beard, Hrithik has also been asked to pile on some extra kilos for the film. “Since his character is paraplegic and bound to a wheelchair, he will have to look chubby and let go of his muscular chiselled appearance.  Hrithik is pushing the envelope and taking huge risks with Guzaarish,” notes the source.

Hrithik and Bhansali remained unavailable for comment.

By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 14, 2009 – 16:13 IST

Dil Bole Hadippa! A young, super-excited fan of Bollywood Hungama.com, Anita couldn’t help sharing her review of Dil Bole Hadippa with us after she caught a sneak peek of the highly anticipated film at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Read on to find out if the movie lived up to her expectations.

For all of you who have been waiting to see Dil Bole Hadippa (DBH) and Rani Mukherjee’s triumphant return, you will not be disappointed. DBH was what Ta Ra Rum Pum and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic should have been, a light-hearted Indian-flavoured family entertainer from Yash Raj Films. It’s good to see that both Rani and YRF have returned to the formula that we all know and love.

The film starts out with Veera Kaur (Rani Mukherjee), a hardcore typical Punjabi kudi who is completely obsessed with cricket. She’s so confident of her abilities that she boldly claims that she can hit six sixes in a row, even when a pro pitcher takes her up on the bet. Veera also works alongside Shanno (Rakhi Sawant) and others in a dance troupe that performs regularly. Of course, while they perform, she’s backstage playing cricket with the kids, which is extremely endearing.

Enter into the story Rohan Kapoor (Shahid Kapoor) and his father Vikram Kapoor (Anupam Kher). Rohan is an accomplished cricket player in England who has lived there for many many years. Vikram somehow convinces Rohan to come to India and be by his side.

Dil Bole Hadippa! Vikram’s close childhood friend, Liyaqat Ali Khan (Dilip Tahil) is from Lahore, Pakistan. To foster peace between the two nations, the friends have set up an annual Peace Cup. Vikram asks Rohan to captain the Amritsar team and lead them to victory.

When Rohan comes across Veera for the first time, her adorably bad English and her defensive patriotism catch him completely off guard. She’s most definitely like no one he’s met before. Veera finds out that the Amritsar cricket team is holding tryouts for selection. She gets extremely excited and runs off to become the town’s new batting star. Unfortunately, when she goes to the tryout, the security guards and the rest of the men in line scoff at the notion that a woman could play cricket with them. Rani is heartbroken.

Rani realizes that she can dress up as a man and possibly fool the cricketers into letting her onto the team! Rani freaks out when she sees that the same foreign jerk who annoyed her, Rohan, is the captain. She stumbles and lies and tells him her name is Veer Pratap Singh. Veer succeeds in impressing Rohan and is accepted into the team.

After a lot of fun-filled moments between Rohan, Veera and Veer Pratap Singh, its time for the final cricket match.

Dil Bole Hadippa! Overall, I would definitely recommend Dil Bole Hadippa. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a movie that doesn’t take itself so seriously. I really liked that aspect of DBH. Plus, if you’re a Rani fan, this is most definitely the movie for you. She is beyond amazing and she is back like she’s never been before. Shahid is pretty much the most adorable thing ever and also a good reason to check out the film.

Anita can be reached at http://wasabi-girl1.livejournal.com/233500.html

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To get even with Randeep Hooda, with whom she had a tiff, Divya Dutta made sure there were umpteen retakes for a scene in which she had to slap him

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 05, 2009)

Divya Dutta and Randeep Hooda in Love Khichdi

Divya Dutta found a unique way to get even with co-star Randeep Hooda, with whom she had a tiff, while shooting for Love Khichdi. While shooting for a funny scene, Divya had to slap Randeep a dozen times. Instead of acting, the wicked Divya slapped him for real and made sure there were at least half a dozen retakes.

Shrinivas, director of the film, confirmed the news and said, “It was quite a funny incident. Divya and Randeep had some differences. Divya sure had her revenge. I wasn’t aware of the issue while shooting the scene, it was only after the shot was canned that my assistants informed me about their tiff. It was not a very emotional, dramatic scene but a funny one. Divya, who is otherwise a fine actress, enjoyed a far more number of takes than she would’ve ideally taken. However, I must say Randeep was a gentleman as he also played along. Since I had to shoot from two different angles, it also helped Divya’s cause, I guess.”

Divya Dutta chose to downplay the incident and said, “I did not have any major issues with Randeep except a creative difference. Since Randeep is known to be a realistic actor, I asked him beforehand if I could hit him for real and he agreed. Poor guy. I must say that he was extremely sweet and didn’t say anything when the scene was being shot.”

Lamhaa is in trouble. Bipasha Basu has dates but the director doesn’t. Will the dates go waste?
By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 14, 2009)

Bipasha Basu

A tiff between producers and directors isn’t rare and at times, inevitable. However, Lamhaa’s producer Bunty Walia and director Rahul Dholakia have reached a stage where they don’t speak to one another unless necessary. This development could hamper the film’s completion

According to Walia, Bipasha Basu has allotted dates in August to shoot her remaining parts, which will take upto three days. However, the film’s director Dholakia is not willing to shoot on the dates given by Bipasha. It is believed that he is planning to be in the US next month for some personal work.

Rahul Dholakia isn’t even aware that Bipasha has allotted fresh dates. He said, “I can’t start shooting anytime. The scenes that are remaining are a part of the film’s climax. They are very dramatic and I’ve to be in the right frame of mind to shoot them. I can’t get behind the camera and start shooting just because the actors are available.”

This stance hasn’t gone down too well with producer Walia. He said, “Bipasha is a busy actress. When our schedule went a little haywire, she got busy with other commitments. I won’t let go of the dates, even if I have to shoot without the director.

Dholakia has the final word, “Lamhaa is too important a film to be sacrificed to personal egos.”