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Bollywood Baatein

Anoop Kumar

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

Anushka Sharma, who debuted opposite Shah Rukh Khan in "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi", says she would like her dream guy to be like Surinder Sahni or Suri, the middle-class nice guy played by the superstar in the film. She also says she never dreamt of becoming an actress. "I would love to have someone like Suri. He should be a nice man. I believe in having a man who is beautiful and strong from inside... Inner beauty is most important. But I found Suri to be handsome and good-looking too, " Anushka told in an interview.Directed by Aditya Chopra, "Rab Ne..." is the story of a mismatched couple played by Shah Rukh and Anushka and how the two of them find love in the backdrop of a dance competition. The model-turned-actress considers herself "fortunate" to have landed a debut with Yash Raj Films and, that too, opposite Shah Rukh, but Anushka says she had never planned to become a Bollywood heroine."I never dreamt of becoming an actress; so it is not a dream come true for me, " she said. Anushka, who is under a three-film contract with the Yash Raj banner, said she would be concentrating on those projects for now. "I have signed a three-film contract with Yash Raj. But I am free to do any other project if I wish, " she clarified.


Starting her career with a family oriented flick titled Iyya, Nayantara has gradually made a glamorous image for herself. With each new film the she is proving to be bolder and the skin show too is increasing.  The actress has now taken all the glamour character to a new level in her upcoming Telugu flick Dubai Seena in which she is paired opposite Ravi Teja.  Not just in dancing but she involves in certain sensual scenes where she has crossed her limits in dressing. According to our sources she has shot a scene that is going to be too hot for Tamil film industry.  The dubbing to the film is in progress and the movie is expected to release next month in Tamil as well. Her fans would surely be waiting eagerly to see their favourite actress in action once again.


Sunil Shetty had produced the Vivek Oberoi – Zayed Khan starrer, Mission Istaanbul and shot the film almost entirely in various parts of the beautiful country. The film flopped miserably at the box office, but what has left Shetty frustrated even months after his film's debacle is the attitude of Turkey's Ministry of Tourism. A close pal of the actor-producer informed, "Sunil had co-produced Mission Istaanbul with Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Entertainment. Amongst the various agreements between him and Balaji during the pre- production time, he had taken the responsibility of the outdoor shoot facilities. Since the city of Istaanbul was an important part of the plot of his film, Shetty decided to shoot there. He approached the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry too showed great enthusiasm. They agreed upon providing him the best of the facilities in terms of subsidies or subsidized rates of shooting equipment and locations. But as per the general norm, before he began shooting, he had to deposit a certain amount with the Ministry and then in his film, display the logo of the Ministry. He was asked to deposit US $5, 40, 000 that comes roughly to around Rs. 2.7 crore by the Ministry and he obliged. He fulfilled all their conditions and the shoot went on smoothly. But now it has been months since the film has released but still there has been no talk from the Turkish Ministry of reimbursing his huge deposit. After innumerous phone calls and request letters failed, Shetty has now finally approached Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) to intervene in this matter on his behalf."An IMPPA official told, "We have sent a letter to the Turkish Ministry of Tourism, urging them to oblige Mr. Sunil Shetty at the earliest, failing which, we request all the Hindi film producers to refrain from shooting in Turkey."


Bollywood has been pitting SRK against Akshay Kumar ever since the latter started delivering one big hit after the other. Aki earned the title Kinng Kumar and there have been loads of talks about how he's been busy giving King Khan sleepless nights.Akshay Kumar on his part claims that there's no rivalry with Shah Rukh Khan and one can't be compared to the other. He's said, "Both of us have worked hard with cheerfulness in peaking for success. Of course we had no God Fathers paving ways for us here in Bollywood and yet we made it happen big. Everyone's got their unique panache of entertaining audiences. Of course, everyone's best according to me."  SRK's 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' has been spinning up with high-profits box office but SRK chooses to talk diplomatically.  He says, "We are all busy treading for the best spell from each of our flicks. And I don't have any conflict with Aamir, Akshay or anyone else. We admire each other's works and best efforts".

Lata Mangeshkar had last sung with music directors Ram-Laxman 14 years back for 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun'.  Now she's teaming up with them again for Santosh Kumar Jain's debut film, 'The Lifestyle in Generation Next'.  Even before the super success of 'Hum Aapke Hai Kaun', they have worked together on movies like 'Woh Jo Hasina', 'When Love Calls', 'Saatwan Aasman', and 'Saanch Ko Aanch Nahi'. Lata's last biggest hit was 'Kitne ajeeb rishtey' from Bhandarkar's 'Page 3'. Laxman revealed his excitement happily, "I am doing Jain saab's film. I am very happy about working with Lataji. I am sure that this song will create the same magic as before."There has been a confirmation from Lata Mangeshkar's sister Usha as well about the nightingale giving her go-ahead to the song.  

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