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Bollywood Baatein

Anoop Kumar
09/17/2008

(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)

Katrina Kaif seems to be riding the crest of a bright new wave of success. The things have been happening to her career within just a matter of time, sometimes surrounding like a fairytale coming true. She has given six blockbusters back to back in the recent times and as a result she has been signing some of the very best films. The actress seems to have her kitty full of projects and directors and actors are just dying to work with her.If the latest hearsay is something to go by then the actress has apparently bagged the lead role in a film which will be directed by the eternal romantic filmmaker of the Indian silver screen, Yash Chopra. The celebrated director is going to make a comeback to movies after a long gap of four years. The film will have The Badshah, Shah Rukh Khan and The Megastar, Amitabh Bachchan leading the way. Can Kat ask for anything better?

 

Vidya Balan's on a roll. Post the success of Kismat Konnection the actress' kismet is really shining. She's just back from a month long trip from New York where she had gone for a fund raiser and she's all set to shoot for her next set of exciting projects, namely Pa with Amitabh Bachchan and AB junior and Vishal Bharadwaj's production. She's choosing her new films with care as always but one thing she's sure of is ' no more fluff roles for her.' Obviously the actress can afford to pick and choose cos she's the only girl who has had nine big hits out of the total twelve films in her filmography. All her films have been hits or super hits with the exception of Eklavya, Halla Bol and Salaam-e- Ishq where her role was smaller than the audience in the theatre!

 

The insinuation that Rani is a resident Yashraj heroine has the talented actress fuming. A source close to Rani says it takes the actress all her willpower to stop herself from bursting a blood vessel when she's referred to as the ghar ki heroine at Yashraj. "What exactly do people mean by this?" says a source very close to Rani. "Agreed Rani has done comparatively more films with the Yashraj banner. But that's because any heroine in Bollywood would be foolish to turn down an author-backed heroine-centric part like Laga Chunri Mein Daag. And so what if the film didn't work? She's very proud of the film and rates it among her best films."

 

Bollywood’s super-duper star will lend his voice to the character of an elephant in an animated film. Akshay Kumar has agreed to be a part of the Percept Picture Company’s children’s film Jumbo which tells the story of father-son bonding through a touching tale of a baby elephant and his father. According to Akshay, ‘Jumbo’ is a film that will not just entertain kids, but will also give out an important message regarding love and understanding.  ‘Jumbo’ will hit the theatres by the end of this year.

 

After stoking her temper with some provocative comments, Ram Gopal Varma has made peace with the Bollywood siren Mallika Sherawat . Things had soured between Ramu and Mallika after the former used a poster of Mallika in his film Contract without any prior permission from the actress. To top it, Ramu showed Mallika as an object of a hitman’s fantasies in the film. This had irked Mallika and she had sent a legal notice to the filmmaker. After Ramu’s horror film managed to pull the crowds away from ‘Maan Gaye’, Ramu had unhesitatingly said that a crow (in ‘Phoonk’) had beaten Mallika’s sex appeal at the marquee. Needless to say, such a comment did not go well with the lady who swells with pride at being called “sexy”.But now, Ramu has made amends and patched up with Mallika. The filmmaker reportedly sent a number of friendly messages to Mallika and she responded in the same vein. Ramu himself says the friction between him and Mallika is a thing of past. Moreover, there is a chance that Mallika might act in Ramu’s sequel to ‘Phoonk’.








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