Monday, June 14, 2010

Abhishek-Aishwarya don't criticise each other

They are the most sought after onscreen and offscreen couple and individual stars, but Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan say they would never rate each other professionally.

Having worked in six films together, the couple is going to rub shoulders again for Mani Ratnam's upcoming movie "Raavan" and analysing each other at work is the last thing on their mind.

"We don't rate each other. We just like working with each other as co-actors, " Aishwarya, 36, said via telepresence from Mumbai late Friday night.

"Abhishek is a very free actor. He breaks himself free. He works as a team member and doesn't act as a male lead or anything of that sort (on work), " added the former Miss World-turned-actress, who was wearing a white salwar kameez and a pink dupatta.

"He is a team mate fulfilling his director's vision in every which manner he can and a pleasure to work with, " she added.

Her actor-husband chipped in: "We don't criticise our performances. As a wife, Aishwarya has always been equally and completely supportive and more than that as a co-actor, she does everything to make it go right. She does not ever compromise even on her co-star's work."

" (And) as a couple we never bring work home...that's a rule, " added the actor, who was sporting a pink shirt and a black suit.

The pair earlier worked together in films like "Dhai Akshar Prem Ke", "Kuch Naa Kaho", "Umrao Jaan", "Dhoom 2", "Guru" and "Sarkar Raj".

The couple, who married in 2007, was speaking through video conferencing that ran simultaneously for more than two hours across the capital, Mumbai, Chennai, New York and Dubai to promote "Raavan".

Also present with them were Ratnam and Tamil superstar Vikram from the southern city. Vikram makes his Bollywood debut with the movie.

Releasing June 18, "Raavan" is a bilingual, co-produced by Reliance Big Pictures and Madras Talkies.

In the movie, Abhishek plays outlawed local hero Beera Munda, who kidnaps Aishwarya (Ragini), wife of Vikram (police officer Dev). As the story progresses she reportedly develops a soft corner for her abductor.

Oops... Lara had a Wardrobe Malfunction

The latest incident of wardrobe malfunction occurred during the IIFA award ceremony held in Colombo this year. This time, it was the turn of the sizzling beauty, Lara Dutta, to bear the brunt of wardrobe malfunction.

Dressed in a beautiful low cut golden dress, Lara was present on the stage for the launch of a musical reality show of which she was the judge. While addressing the gathering, the strap of her dress suddenly snapped.

But the cool and composed lady didn’t let this to affect her. The experience of walking the ramp helped her. She quickly held on to the strap and went backstage. Lara’s presence of mind confirmed that no malfunction can unruffled her.

A source revealed that she looked a little uncomfortable when the photographer asked for her pictures.

Sometimes these things are done for the sake of publicity. But Lara is one of the most wanted actresses in industry and doesn’t really need such cheap publicity gimmicks.

From supermodel Carol Gracias to bollywood actresses like Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Riya Sen, Kangana Ranaut, Samita Shetty, Freida Pinto as well as Celina Jaitley had become victims of wardrobe malfunction earlier.

No gay relationship for Christina Aguilera

American singer Christina Aguilera has confessed to have a liking for women, but insists that would never date one. The 29-year-old singer told a gay magazine that she is attracted to girls but does not like being in a gay relationship, reports The Sun.

!“I definitely love women. They are more attractive to the naked eye. My husband knows that I get into girls. I think it's fun to be open and play,” the ‘Dirrty’ hitmaker said.

“I don't think I could ever really be with a woman because that's a lot of estrogen and I'm a lot to deal with when it's that time of the month, so I can't imagine it times two,” Aguilera added.

“And you know, I love d***. To be honest, that I cannot live without,” she told Out magazine.

Big blow to Himesh, Niharika and Jennifer Kotwal's plan

The singer-turned-actor had shot for about 40 per cent of the film. His co-stars were newbies Niharika Singh (a beauty pageant winner) and model Jennifer Kotwal (who was once linked to Yuvraj Singh and has featured in south films).

Admits Himesh, "I have no clue what is happening to the project. I have not heard from the producers for the last nine months."

He adds, "I have been busy with my other films like Radio which released last December and Kajraare which is slated to release soon. There is also A Love Issshtory and Ishq Unplugged which will be my next releases." Mud Mud Ke... was being produced by Aditya Narayan Singh along with Ashtavinayak with director duo Seema-Sudhir at the helm.

According to B-Town buzz, financial constraints forced Mud Mud Ke ¦ to grind to a halt.

Says a source, "It was overshooting the budget big time. For one particular scene, they wanted a fancy bungalow but whatever was available fell short of their requirements so they erected an opulent bungalow set at Film City."

Adds the source, "The film has been shot with Himesh's long locks, now he sports a short crop so there will also be the problems of continuity.

For the film, Himesh was also slated to go shirtless and flaunt his abs. And the producers had plans to shoot the film at exotic locales abroad like the Bermuda Triangle but now all that has gone for a toss.


Courtney Love posts topless photos on Facebook

Courtney Love has released a series of naked pics on her Facebook page.

The widow of rock legend Kurt Cobain has raised eyebrows once again by posting topless photographs of her on the social networking website Facebook.

In one shot, Love is seen crouching on all fours dressed in leopard print underwear, with a matching hat and stockings along with famous U.S. transsexual, Amanda Lepore, who prepares to whip her behind.

Another picture, additionally, shows her in a black dress grabbing her crotch and later, Love is seen posing almost nude, but for a pair of frilly knickers, in a deserted warehouse.

The shots add to the singer's already controversial image, having carved out a niche for outrageous behaviour with her band Hole.

It is believed that the pics were taken around five years ago.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beauty of the week - Jacqueline Fernandez

This year’s IIFA was in her homeland Sri Lanka and the beautiful Jacqueline Fernandez was more than happy to play a lovely host to the entire Bollywood fraternity in Colombo during the three-day extravaganza.

She shined on the ramp for the IIFA fashion show by ace Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra and won the Best Debut Female Actress award for her film Aladin.

Born to a Malaysian mother and Sri Lankan father, Jacqueline’s tryst with glam world started when she won Miss Sri Lanka crown in the year 2006 and went on to participate in the prestigious Miss Universe pageant.

The girl is passionate about learning various languages and can speak Spanish, French and even Arabic.

Presenting you Jacqueline Fernandez, the new foreign import from the exotic island country of Sri Lanka.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Imran, Sonam Make An Amazing Pair: Karan Johar

There is a lot of freshness exuded by the onscreen jodi of Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor in the upcoming romantic movie I Hate Luv Storys (IHLS). Even the readers of ApunKaChoice approved of the couple in a recent photo-poll.

Now, it’s the film’s producer Karan Johar who’s lavishing praises on the chemistry whipped up by the young couple.

“The two (Imran and Sonam) form a very fresh pair and that should work for the audience. In fact ever since the promotion of IHLS began, there has been excellent feedback all over. People are reacting to the freshness factor. There is a youthful energy which they bring and that is pretty much visible in the film,” Karan Johar is quoted as saying by a news agency.

Ironically, the film pokes fun at the cheesy romantic films of Bollywood, some of which Karan himself has been known for. Yet, the producer gave his nod of approval the minute he heard the story. He’s under no illusion that mushy romances no longer work with audiences.

“The old fashioned love is no longer accepted. Even if people see that happening, they find it so unbelievable,” Johar told the agency.

The film, directed by the first timer Puneet Malhotra, is slated to release on July 2.