Thursday, August 19, 2010

Salman Khan splits with Katnina Kaif

In an interview to TV channel Headlines Today, Salman Khan has strongly suggested that he has broken up with Katrina Kaif. He also said that they continue to be friends. "I have broken up with Katrina. We were friends then for everybody, we are friends now," Salman said. The actor was quoted by the channel as saying, "Koi cheez tootati hain toh isliye kyonki ya to different ways chali gayi hai, ya ek shakhs ki growth nahin hui, ya ek ne kuch aur path chun liya hai, ya sensibility samajh mein nahi aati, ya thinking galat ho gayi hain (A relationship breaks if it gets stretched in different directions, or one person does not grow, or the other person takes a different path, or there is some misunderstandingor they have grown out of love.)"
Salman was asked by the interviewer as to how he handles break-ups. To which he replied, "So there are different interferences, the parents perhaps... or the interference of anything," he said, adding, "it's just two people not getting along, something that obviously doesn't end peacefully. But if you can manage to stay friends, there is nothing like it."
Katrina Kaif too had hinted at something similar recently. She was quoted in an interview as saying, that she's still looking for a partner.
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Shraddha Kapoor -Daughter of Shakti Kapoor

Just because she happen's daughter of Shakti Kapoor and the niece of Padmini Kolhapure, the role did not land on her lap on a silver platter.Shraddha got break on her own merit. Not many are aware of the fact that she had actually gone to audition for the role. It helped her that Ambika Hinduja who is the producer of Teen Patti had seen her pictures on Face Book.
Shraddha Kapoor was born in Mumbai to Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi (Padmini Kolhapure's elder sister).
She makes her debut with Teen Patti starring Amitabh Bachhan and others.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sonam Kapoors fitness funda

Sonam Kapoor is fitness crazy. The svelte actress whose giggle-a-minute banter and easy smile have made her a fashion magazine favourite, doesn't call off her date with the treadmill...Not even for an interview. "I try and work out at least five times a week," she reveals, "It's only to maintain my weight and be healthy." One look at her exercise schedule will tell you that the lady is no iron-pumping gym bunny. In fact, it sounds more like a hobby list than an exercise calendar.
Fit and fun "I love hiking and biking, they're my favourites," says Sonam, insisting that she still takes time out to cycle outdoors when she can. "I also love dance pilates and would recommend half an hour of mad dancing before you head to work to release that great rush of energy." The get-up-and-dance music that's currently dominating her iPod includes tracks by Rihanna and Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Jay Z, and of course, queen Madonna. Yoga and cardio complete the cycle, but Kapoor insists that she needs to keep changing her routine to prevent boredom.
Her worst fitness mistake - lack of sleep. "I used to miss out on a good night's sleep, and only later did I realise that sleep deprivation made me put on weight. It's the worst thing you can do." This love for fitness is not just a by-product of being a rising movie star. Till 15, she was so skinny that her nickname at home was 'Giraffe'. Then, suddenly at 16, her hormones went out of whack. She says, "I had a polycystic ovary disorder and gained 30 kilos. Of course, I over ate too, but I wasn't aware of the fact that I was fat and didn't look good. "My decision to lose weight wasn't about looking good, it was about fitness because I realised I couldn't dance like I used to."
Assisting director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was her pivotal moment. "Sanjayji cast me in a film when I was at my heaviest." Weight off "But it took me a year and a half to lose weight because I was determined to do so responsibly." Aware that being a public figure weighs her down with public expectations, she adds, "I'm not striving to be extremely skinny. I want to look and feel young, so I eat right and exercise." And does she cheat on her healthy diet often?
"Cheating once in a while is not cheating," she winks and continues, "You just need to balance it out." The actress also announces that she's turned a tee-totaller. "I was never fond of alcohol, I only enjoyed the occasional glass of white wine but I stopped even that because it's high in calories. "I don't party too much. I think I've crossed that age of partying hard. I like to be in control. I'm a happy person. I don't need the high."
Fitness regime: Works out at least five times a week

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mugdha Godse looks hot in a sari

On the first day of 'Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2009' Model turned actress, Mughda Godse walked the ramp for designer Satya Paul, wearing a shimmery saree with a signature Satya Paul play of pattern. Mughda looked very much at home while on the ramp.

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Nandana Sen is a true global citizen

Nandana Sen, daughter of economist and Nobel Prize winner Dr Amartya Sen and poet-writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen, the transformation from a "geeky little girl with thick glasses" to an enchantress, at least on-screen, is a matter of wide-eyed wonder.

"My parents expected me to be a writer or to go into academia, because quite accidentally I always topped my class. So my career choice was a total surprise to them initially, especially since I was such a shy and nerdy little girl."

The actress grew up in three different cities -- London, Kolkata, and Boston -- and lives between the US and India. She has been offered films as varied as Spanish, American and French. In the next year or so, as an Islamic pacifist in The War Within, a tough city girl in The Forest and in a comic role in It's a Mismatch.

Strangely, from Seducing Maarya (2002), to Strangers (2007) and now Rang Rasiya, the 'enchantress-seductress' seems to be Sen's preferred role. But the one she enjoyed essaying the most is her latest, simply because it has been the most challenging. "Sugandha's journey is especially complex -- we see her go from a petulant child to a girl in love, to a passionate muse to a woman betrayed."

Rang Rasiya has a few scenes for which she had to expose. "Because the film deals with art censorship and moral policing, there's a sensitive scene that forms the backbone of the story," says Sen. "By the time I shot for it I was absolutely comfortable, but it was not an easy decision to make. I thought about it a great deal and discussed it with my family. Everyone agreed it was absolutely central to the story and not exploitative in any way."

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

What is in a name ?

Mallika Sherawat

Born Reema Lamba, she changed her name with both confidence and prescience, choosing the name because it means 'Empress.' Sherawat is her mother's maiden name. Not that there's anything wrong with the name Reema, but the way she towers over industry standards makes the Mallika name perfectly appropriate

Yana Gupta

This one isn't technically a change of name, but then any excuse for sticking Yana into the middle of a babes-only slideshow works, doesn't it? Born Jana Synkova, the Czech girl took on the Gupta tag after her wedding to painter Satyakam Gupta, and sticks to it despite their formal separation in 2005.

Born Nandita Morarji, Nagma hit peak in the 1990s, when she dominated Tamil Cinema. Earlier, her Bollywood innings opened strongly, her Salman-starrer debut Baaghi emerging as a huge hit. Yet she shifted to Tamil and Telugu cinema, and her Tamil Nadu fans even erected a temple in her honour. Nowadays, she's a major star in Bhojpuri cinema.

Mahima Choudhary
When Subhash Ghai launched Ritu Choudhury, she was quick to change her name -- since the showman had made stars out of actresses with names starting with M, like Madhuri Dixit and Manisha Koirala. Pardes was a big smash, but despite some brief bursts of success in the late 90s, her career never quite took off. Guess the M wasn't enough

Shabana Raza was working on her first film, Kareeb, when director Vidhu Vinod Chopra started constantly referring to her by the name of her character, Neha. The name stuck and he even credited her as Neha, and things. Neha married Manoj Bajpai in 2005.

Born to an English father and a Muslim mother, Yasmeen Roy made her debut with Raj Kapoor's much-criticised Ram Teri Ganga Maili when she was just 16. She had a couple of hits -- like Dance Dance opposite Mithun Chakraborty -- but nothing could capture the public's interest like the wet white sari she wore in her first film.

Born Mumtaz Begum Jehan Dehlavi to a Pashtun family, she was the fifth of eleven children. Starting her career at the age of nine, Mumtaz worked as a successful child artiste for several years until she blossomed into a fine beauty and actress Devika Rani advised her to change her name to Madhubala. The change came into effect with Neel Kamal, where she starred opposite Raj Kapoor. She was fourteen, and the critical applause was deafening. The rest, of course, is history.

Meena Kumari
Mahjabeen Bano was the third daughter born to Sunni Muslim parents. Her mother used to be a stage actress and dancer, and following Mahjabeen's birth, her father was trying to break into movies. Mahjabeen was ushered into the profession as a child artiste, billed as 'Baby Meena.' By the time she grew older -- and her name naturally progressed from Baby to Lady Meena -- she was the sole breadwinner for the family.

Born to Tamil acting legend Gemini Ganesan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli, Bhanurekha Ganesan did not reveal her origins until the mid-70s, when she was trying to break into Bollywood. She did phenomenally well through the end-70s and the 80s, doing memorably with many a superhit opposite Amitabh Bachchan

Jaya Prada
Born Lalita Rani to the family of a Telugu film financier, she was 14 when a dance recital at her school led to an impressed producer offering her a musical number in Telugu film Bhoomi Kosam. The rushes of that 3-minute song were enough for other big name filmmakers to start approaching her, and she emerged as a great southern star of the 70s. Hindi success came to her in the 80s, and director Satyajit Ray called her one of the prettiest women in the world.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Aishwarya Rai alone at Cannes

Actress Aishwarya Rai arrived to the opening night ceremony and premiere of the film "Blindness" during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France, wearing black gown and looking very sexy and hot.

She was seen joking with American actress Eva Longoria.While husband Abhishek was busy shooting in Canada.