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Amitabh Hit by His Own Joke

June 29, 2010 Comments off

Heard of the classic saying, “meri billi mujh hi ko meow?” Now that is exactly what is happening to megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

The superstar, who gave the posted dialogue of a southern film, “I will hit you so hard even Google will not be able to find you”, on a social networking site, is being bombarded with the joke from people claiming it to be an original.

Apparently, the dialogue was posted by Big B and it took no time to become an instant hit in the networking sites. Needless to say, nobody cared about mentioning the credits. The dialogue saw it hay days, getting used as status updates and messages all around the sites and then it made its way back to Big B. Five days after he started the joke, people have started sending his own handiwork back to him, not knowing his involvement in the whole matter. Apparently, rights are not a big thing in this country. And the worst part is Google really isn’t helping much here.

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Chitragada Let her Heart Rule

June 29, 2010 Comments off

The dazzling damsel Chitrangada Singh, decided to quit Bollywood, soon after “Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi”, much to the disappointment of her fans. But she could not keep away for long. The actress had to return to what she does best—acting.

Apparently, soon after quitting Bollywood, she was planning to take up a course in art appreciation abroad, and take it up as a full time career. But guess, the plans are on hold right now, since the actress decided to make a comeback.

“Yes, I am glad that I let my heart rule my head and I decided to come back in Bollywood. And now that I’m here, I don’t think I’m giving it up ever again,” said the gorgeous actress.

We sure hope that we get to see a lot more of her in the coming years.

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7 Crore Offer for Junior B

June 28, 2010 Comments off

Buzz is that Abhishek Bachchan has landed himself a handsome deal of a whopping 7 crore. Even though his last film, Mani Ratnam’s “Raavan” fell flat on its face, apparently, the flop is not doing nay harm to Abhi’s career. Since the chemistry between Abhi-Ash could not salvage “Raavan”, this time the filmmaker is not taking any chances and has signed the whole Bachchan family: Abhishek-Aishwarya and Amitabh Bachchan.

The film was offered to the Bachchan family by Raj Kumar Santoshi. The film will be produced by a film corporation which has not yet been identified. But the 7 crore amount has been offered exclusively to Abhishek. We wonder what the amount will look like, including Amitabh and Aishwarya’s paycheques.

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LSD’s International Journey

June 24, 2010 Comments off

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha is going places. After making huge news in the country and receiving much commercial and critical acclaim, the film is set to begin its international journey.

Dibakar Bannerjee’s LSD has been selected for screening in 3 international film festivals around the world, a rare feat to achieve. It is set to be screened at Munich International Film Festival at the end of June, followed by London Indian Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival in July.

Dibakar Bannerjee is over the moon with the response his film has generated. The film has been quite a rage among the youngsters of the country. And now internationally too, it is on its way. “Finally films that show the real here and now of India are finding a truly international audience. They are looking forward to what’s beyond the Bollywood Star Studded Vehicles – the alternative layers of reality of the modern Indian society. Frankly we have a long way to go – but I’m proud to see LSD as a small beginning to big things!” exclaimed Dibakar.

Vikram Malhotra, COO- Motion Pictures, Balaji Telefilms said, “Given the nature of the film and its contemporary appeal, we were always confident that the film would find immense acceptance outside the country as well. It has doubled our confidence in the kind of films we green light and we hope to take LSD to more film lovers across the globe.”

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Amir does not want an IPL Team

June 24, 2010 Comments off

The adrenalin rush for the next IPL season has already started, and several stars are already in the middle of negotiations for the next Indian Premier League season.

Amir Khan though is one actor who has shown no interest in the recent buzz. The actor who has been sought by many to become the face of one of the IPL teams have straightway refused to comply with this demand. The actor, who is known to be a perfectionist, is not ready to compromise his first love cinema due to any other interest. According to him, taking on the responsibility of an IPL team will result in loss of focus for him. “I want to enjoy cricket. I don’t want the stress of it. I enjoy playing cricket and I’m a huge fan of the game. Owning a cricket team comes with a lot of responsibility. Those responsibilities will take me away from cinema, which is my passion. People have approached me to invest in a team, but I have declined.”

One interesting development in this context is that, Preity Zinta is all set to sell her IPL team after a fall out with ex-fiancé and co owner of the team, Ness Wadia.

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Holbrooke’s plane lands in Afghanistan despite small arms fire

June 22, 2010 Comments off

The US special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, landed in Afghanistan’s contested Marjah region despite small-arms fire on the ground, US officials said Monday.

P.J. Crowley, spokesman for the US State Department, dismissed reports that Holbrooke’s Osprey aircraft was fired on by insurgents. He said it belonged in the category of “first reports are usually wrong”.

Crowley said Holbrooke was airborne, and his plane was not affected or hit by enemy fire.

“While they were airborne, they were aware of small-arms fire below in the general vicinity of Marjah, but it did not affect the airplane itself,” Crowley said.

According to ABC News, Taliban gunmen tried to shoot down the Osprey. Several suicide bombings were carried out after his departure, the report said.

Holbrooke was visiting Marjah for a first-hand assessment of US-led NATO efforts to take over a Taliban-controlled region that they had hoped would set an example for tougher battles to follow.

Troops have met with stiff resistance, which has delayed plans to take on the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar province this summer. Holbrooke was also to visit Kandahar.

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Australian model Miranda Kerr engaged to Bloom

June 22, 2010 Comments off

Supermodels Miranda Kerr of Australia and her Hollywood beau Orlando Bloom are set to tie the knot as they are engaged now. Publicist of Bloom further confirmed the news of the engagement. For a long period they have been denying any relationship between them. Kerr has specially condemned all such reports of her relationship in media for long time.

The representative told a newspaper that they are engaged. Kerr, 27, was brought up in the NSW county town of Gunnedah. Bloom and she met at backstage at a Victoria’s Secret lingerie show in New York in 2006. Bloom is English-born actor of 37 years of age. Both of them had little publicity about their relationship.

Kerr has been speaking almost nothing about her relationship with Bloom. In 2008, while in an interview to People magazine, she did not disclose more than that he was a sweetheart and that is all she was going to say.

The couple even refused the reports in Australian media that they were engaged. At that Kerr’s publicist had described the story as false and misleading as well. But now the fact has come out and they are now a confirmed engaged couple.

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