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Priyanka Chopra’s father Dr. Ashok Chopra no more
Source: Glamsham.
Vinita Singh
Elenoa Adi
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra’s father
Dr. Ashok Chopra, who
was critically ill and
battling with cancer
for quite some time,
passed away today.
As per the reports, his
father breathed his last
today. He was admitted
at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani
It is believed that he was
suffering from cancer
since 2008.
It was in 2005, when
Priyanka was shooting for Rohan Sippy’s
Bluffmaster, her father
fell ill.
Priyanka Chopra who
was juggling with her
film assignments and
attending to her father,
was exceptionally close
to him. She was said to
have been extremely
anxious and worried
about her father’s
health. In fact, Priyanka
put aside all her work
assignments to give her
time to ailing father. It
is heard that Priyanka
even had organized a
Puja at her home for
dad’s recovery.
Dr. Chopra’s condition
deteriorated last week
and despite the stress,
Priyanka went about
fulfilling her work
commitments until her
father was admitted to
the hospital.
It is ironic that Priyanka
Chopra’s father passed
away when Father’s
Day just round the
corner (June 16)
Our heartfelt condolences
to Priyanka and her
family at this distressing time!
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Johnny Lever
Can’t stay away from comedy
Assuring fans that his role as a CID officer in the
forthcoming action thriller “Enemmy” will provide
adequate humour, popular Bollywood comedian
Johnny Lever Thursday said he cannot stay away
from comedy.
“Mai comedy se dur nehi reh sakta (I can’t stay
away from comedy). Yes, you will see me doing
adequate comedy in the action thriller. This role will
show that even a person who makes others laugh can
get angry,” Lever told reporters here at a promotion
for his forthcoming flick “Enemmy”.
Directed by Ashu Trikha, “Enemmy” is a cop action drama, which features Mithun Chakraborty and
actor Suneil Shetty in lead roles. Also, Mithun’s son
Mahaakshay plays a CID officer in the film.
Lever has played endearing characters providing comic relief in films like “Kaho Naa Pyar Hai”,
“Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Golmaal 3″ and “Yamla
Pagla Deewana” among others.
“I definitely want to work in comedy films, as you
see I look more like a comedian. The audience also
likes me in that way and even if I am not delivering any dialogue my face makes them laugh,” said
Slated to release June 21, “Enemmy” also features
Kay Kay Menon and Yuvika Chaudhary of “Om
Shanti Om” fame.
Johnny Lever
his son,
Source: Times of India
Jiah’s Khan’s suicide has
created a sorrowful atmosphere and Aditya Pancholi’s
family is being targeted for
the tragic loss. Suraj Pancholi, son of Aditya Pancholi and
the late actress’ boyfriend is
being labelled the reason for
Jiah Khan’s suicide.
Jiah Khan, 25 hung
herself in her Juhu home on
June 4 and Suraj was questioned for the same as reports
emerged that the actress was
depressed due to her not so
blooming Bollywood career
and a sad personal life.
“If Suraj is to be blamed
then please make him the villain,” says protective father
Shobhaa De , in her blog
post commented, “Like
father, like son” in reference
to Aditya and Suraj Pancholi
with which Aditya is very
“What’s Shobhaa De’s
problem with me and my
son? What does she mean
by saying, ‘Like father, like
son?’ Let the truth come
out. If Suraj has done some
wrong, let it come out. But
don’t condemn him in your
column for something he
hasn’t done. Everyone has
children,” said the hurt
Suraj Pancholi, (left) son of Aditya Pancholi.
He said: “Suraj ki kya
galti hai (What’s Suraj’s
fault)? They’re probably
looking for a villain in this
story, and Suraj has been
selected as the villain of this
story. If you take Raavan out
of the ‘Ramayan’, it loses
its impact. What is Sholay
without Gabbar Singh?”
“For the last three days,
Source: Bollywood Celebden
I’ve done what I could do as
a concerned father and the
head of my family. Now I’ve
the space to see what loss has
Jiah’s family suffered. We
were there – my son Suraj
and I, for the funeral. Not
for a second did we think
we should stay away just to
avoid trouble.
“Jiah and her mother (ac-
tress Rabiya Amin) are our
friends. We are not going to
turn our backs on them just
because some questions are
being asked by some people
who don’t know the truth and
are only interested in being
judgmental,” he added.
According to Aditya, even
his son is going through
a tough phase losing Jiah
“Suraj is very hurt and
shaken. But what can he do?
I know Suraj will be fine.
But what about Jiah’s mother
and sisters? Would they ever
be normal again? Looking at
Suraj’s grief, I am reminded
of Jiah’s family’s grief,” he
Aditya also believes it’s
wrong to blame only the
broken relationship between
Jiah and Suraj as the reason
for her suicide.
“There must be other factors. Jiah bottled up all her
emotions. Suraj tells me she
never raised her voice. He
says the maximum she ever
raised her voice to say was,
‘Suraj, this is not done’.
“I want to request people
to not try to make my son
the villain. It’s circumstances
that played villain in Jiah’s
life. If that one moment when
she took that drastic step had
been averted, she’d still be
alive,” he added.
Well, blaming someone
for someone’s death is very
hurting and without any practical evidence it is cruel too.
We hope Jiah’s family recovers from their tragic loss
and this matter settles down
in the best way possible for
both the families.
Legendary singer
Manna Dey
admitted to hospital,
condition stable
Source: Hindustan
The condition of legendary playback singer Manna
Dey is now stable and there’s
hope he will be cured within
a few days, said his doctors
on Sunday. The 94-year-old
singer was admitted to a
hospital in Bangalore due to
chest infection on Saturday.
Prabodh Chandra Dey, popularly known as
Manna Dey has been suffering from chest infections
and respiratory problems and
was admitted to Narayana
Hrudayalaya in Hosuru Road
on the outskirts of Bangalore. The Dadasaheb Phalke
awardee is currently undergoing treatment there.
Dey currently resides in
Bangalore with his relatives,
after spending more than
fifty years in Mumbai.
Having recorded more
than 3,500 songs in a number
of languages including Hindi
and Bengali, he regaled generations of listeners with his
romantic ballads, intricate
raga-based songs, Qawwalis
and fast-paced modern numbers, lending his voice to a
number of Hindi and Bengali
film stars.
His popular tracks include
‘Poocho Na Kaise Maine’
(Meri Surat Teri Aankhen),
‘Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen’
(Waqt), ‘Zindagi Kaisi Hai
Paheli’ (Anand), ‘Yeh Dosti’
(Sholay) and ‘Ek Chatur
Naar’ (Padosan). Dey was
being treated at his home for
the past couple of weeks.
Legendary singer Manna Dey
Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
gorges on ‘Purani Dilli’ delights
Source: Bollywood
A movie’s shooting in
old Delhi gave veteran actor
Anupam Kher the chance to
gorge on local delights like
Mughlai food and jalebi.
“Night shoot in Old Delhi
means having to deal with
amazing Mughlai food,
jalebi, kulfi faluda and raat ki
rani ki khushboo (fragrance
of jasmine). Wah Purani
Dilli,” tweeted Anupam.
The actor is shooting
in the capital for Sanjeev
Sharma’s “Saat Uchakkey”,
which is being produced by
filmmaker Neeraj Pandey’s
banner Friday Film Works.
Manoj Bajpayee was
also present for the movie’s
shooting, and he says he had
a great time. “(Anupam Kher
is) One hell of a gem! Got
him the best Mughlai food
and he felt sleepy after having all of it,” tweeted Manoj.
There’s another actor
missing the different culinary
and thirst-quenching flavours
that Delhi offers.
Sandhya Mridul tweeted:
“Janpath Depaul’s, Lajpat
Nagar’s Lassi, Chanakya
Nirula’s, Defence Colony’s
Moet’s, South Extension
Chaat, Prince Masala Banta,
Pandara’s Gulati… Remembering My Delhi.”
Jeetendra’s 40 year journey in the film industry can
be scripted as a legendary
one. He is definitely one of
the pioneers of Bollywood
cinema. Hope he continues
delivering brilliant movies
through his production house
and entertain all of us.
Pitobash Tripathy:
Not just me, every actor has to struggle
Source: Times of India
Having won awards for his portrayal
of Mandook in the film ‘Shor In The
City’ and as Bhaggoo in ‘Shanghai’
singing Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Pitobash
Tripathy says he has finally a made a
place for himself in Bollywood, albeit
with difficulty.
A small town-boy from Orissa, Pitobash is a qualified engineer who quit
his job and came to Mumbai to study at
the FTII. “My parents were not happy
with my decision initially because they
thought that acting was not a stable
career. But now, when they see me, they
are happy,” says Pitobash who was in
Lucknow recently as part of the cast of
Craig Gillespie’s Million Dollar Arm.
“I was lucky to get this role. I had
seriously never thought I could be part
of a Hollywood film, but now I am extremely happy because my character is
a significant one and I will be going to
Atlanta to shoot next month,” says the
actor who has also been part of films
like Chitkabrey, Joker and I Am Kalam.
Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan
Shahrukh, Amitabh
to work together
in a film
Source: Bollywood celebden
Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh
Bachchan, the two coveted superstars
of Bollywood might be seen together
sharing screen space in R Balki’s next
Both the actors haven’t been seen
together in a film for five years, since
2008 and if at all have they been seen
in the same film, it might just be for a
special appearance.
Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh
Bachchan, the two coveted superstars
of Bollywood might be seen together
sharing screen space in R Balki’s next
Both the actors haven’t been seen
together in a film for five years, since
2008 and if at all have they been seen
in the same film, it might just be for a
special appearance.
Pitobash Tripathy.
Pitobash says, “My coming to Mumbai wasn’t easy. My parents are humble
people and I am the youngest among
six children. Right from my childhood
I wanted to be an actor. I was quite active in dramatics in school and college
and in fact at age 12 I got the National
Balshree Award from the then President of India, Late Dr Shankar Dayal
Sharma in Creative Performance. It’s
as if I knew I would end up becoming
an actor so I self-trained in western and
contemporary dance. But just to satisfy
my parents, I did my engineering from
Kolkata and I also got a job but I quit
that once I got through FTII, Pune,
which was like a dream come true,”
says Pitobash.
But the struggle was just about to
begin as Pitobash spent several years
making rounds of producers offices before he bagged a role. “I’m not the only
one. Every newcomer in Bollywood
struggles. Mine was more because
firstly the industry does not have too
many from my state, so there were not
many examples for me to quote from.
Dam gains weight
for next film
Source: Mid
Paoli Dam
had to put on
a few kilos
for her role
in Suhail
film.”I follow
a strict gym
Paoli Dam
routine and
also maintain
a diet
I am an actress and for me to look
good on screen is vital. However,
I have always trained myself to be
flexible and work as per my role’s
It’s very important to look natural
on screen and I want to give my best
as an actress,` says Paoli. `I don’t
mind losing few kilos or gaining for
the role I play in a project.`
Rishi Kapoor:
Cast members of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Ranbir and his mother
Will Ranbir be
seen in ad with
mom Neetu?
Source: Mid
After doing an ad with his father
Rishi Kapoor, there’s buzz that Ranbir will now be seen in an ad with his
mom Neetu
They will be seen together in
Abhinav Kashyap’s upcoming film as
well. Looks like this filmi family is
together at home and work.
All are equally responsible for YJHD success
Source: Hindustan Times
After Anurag Basu’s Barfi!
(2012), Ranbir Kapoor’s recent
release, director Ayan Mukerji’s
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
(YJHD) is the actor’s second
film that has crossed the Rs. 100
crore mark at the box-office. In
fact, YJHD reached the magic
figure in just seven days of its
Based on these figures, the
reports might give the entire
credit to Ranbir for the film’s
success, but his father Rishi Kapoor states that his son was only
a part of the team that made the
film such a hit.
“I think the credit should
go to Ayan and Karan Johar
(producer of YJHD). Ranbir
has worked hard on this film
as he does for all his films, but
the whole team has worked
towards the success of YJHD.
Be it Ranbir, Deepika Padukone
and Kalki Koechlin (co-stars),
or Pritam (music director of
YJHD) — all of them are
equally responsible for making
the film a hit,” says Rishi.
However, the veteran actor is
proud that his son’s film is buzzing at the box-office currently.
“Being Ranbir’s father, I am
very happy to see the response
to YJHD. I am getting hundreds
of calls throughout the day for
it,” says Rishi.
Talking about response, the
trailer of Rishi’s upcoming film
D-Day, directed by Nikhil Advani, has been getting a positive
reaction on YouTube too. “My
film, which hasn’t even released
yet, has already got over a billion hits on YouTube. I am very
happy seeing the response,”
says Rishi, who is currently
shooting for Subhash Ghai’s
Mithun Chakraborty:
My son better dancer than me
Source: Times of india
National Award winning actor
Mithun Chakraborty, hailed as
the “disco dancer” of Bollywood, has asserted that
his son Mahaakshay is a
better dancer than him.
“My son is a better dancer than me. I
always try to encourage
him in his endeavours,”
Mithun told reporters
at a promotion for his
forthcoming flick Enemmy.
Sharing screen
space with his son in the
forthcoming action thriller,
he will be seen as a senior
CBI officer, with Mahaakshay
portraying young CID recruit.
However, son Mahaakshay
contradicted his father, averring that
there can be “only one original disco
“I believe that there is only one
original disco dancer, and I think that
is my dad. But I have tried my best
to do a different kind of dance theme
here. I have danced with my father in a
promotional song in the film and I hope
the audience will like it,” said
Mahaakshay made his
acting debut as Mimoh
with the film Jimmy
in 2008 and later he
was seen in movies
like Haunted 3D and
Loot. But he could
not get a strong
foothold in the
Mithun, who
doubles as grandmaster or Maha
Guru (MG) in the
hit TV reality show
Dance India Dance,
likened late popstar
Michael Jackson (MJ)
as ‘god’ and said it was
unfair to compare him
with MJ.
“I don’t think I can be compared to MJ in any way. He is god and
I am MG, and I can’t dance like MJ,”
said Chakraborty.
Directed by Ashu Trikha, cop action
drama Enemmy also features Suneil
Shetty, Kay Kay Menon, and Yuvika
Chaudhary of Om Shanti Om fame. It
is slated to release June 21.
Ranveer Singh (right), is ispired by veteran actor Dev Anand’s (left), movies to learn the art of
expressing through his eyes.
Dev Anand’s work inspired
‘Lootera’ Ranveer
For his forthcoming movie “Lootera”, actor Ranveer
Singh watched veteran actor
Dev Anand’s movies to learn
the art of expressing through
his eyes.
Ranveer, 27, has always
played high-on-energy roles
in his previous films. But for
“Lootera”, director Vikramaditya Motwane wanted him
to portray maximum emotions through his eyes, and
not via body language.
“’Lootera’ is a tribute to
1950s. We have styled our
romance on Dev Anand,”
spokesperson of the film said
in a statement.
Co-produced by Phantom
Films and Balaji Motion Pictures, “ Lootera” also stars
Sonakshi Sinha. It releases
early next month.
Naseeruddin Shah.
Naseer looking forward to
Dedh Ishqiya with Madhuri
Source: Mid
Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is delighted to team up with Bollywood diva Madhuri
Dixit in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Dedh Ishqiya, and
says he is looking forward to their working
It’s a really funny script. What Vishal
Bhardwaj and (director) Abhishek Choubey
have come up with is quite gorgeous. And
I’m really looking forward to doing this film.
I am very happy to get to work with Madhuri.
Whatever work we’ve done together so far
has been very sketchy,” said Naseer.
Recollecting his past collaborations with
Madhuri, Naseer said, “Madhuri and I have
worked together in Rajkumar, which was not
so nice. And then we did Gaja Gamini together. Maybe you should ask Madhuri what
Gaja Gamini was all about. I still haven’t
been able to figure it out. We did Tridev but
didn’t have any work together in this film.”
Talking about their roles in Dedh Ishqiya,
Naseer said, “We play two con-persons trying
to constantly out-con each other.”
Dedh Ishqiya is a sequel to 2010 film
Ishqiya starring Vidya Balan, Naseer and
Arshad Warsi. While Naseer and Arshad
would reprise their roles, Madhuri has taken
Vidya’s place.
Paresh Rawal to play Om
Prakash’s role in Chupke Chupke
Paresh Rawal’s profile
Date of Birth: May 30, 1950
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Birth Place: Gujrat
Religion: Hindu
Education: Narsee Monjee
Institute of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Marital Status: Married
Languages: Hindi, English, Gujarati
Spouse: Swaroop Sampat
Debut Film: Arjun
Famous Movies: Garam
Masala, Bachke Rehna Re
Baba, Hulchul, Aitraaz,
Shankar Dada MBBS,
Poochho Mere Dil Se,
Aan: Men at Work, Fun2shh, Jodi Kya Banayi
Wah Wah Ramji, Baghban, Aanch,
Hungama, Dil Ka Rishta, Kehtaa
Hai Dil Baar Baa, Chor Machaaye
Shor, Awara Paagal Deewana,
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin,
Aankhen, Moksha, Yeh Teraa Ghar
Yeh Meraa Ghar, Nayak, Love Ke
Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega, American
Chai, Shikari, Tera Jadoo Chal
Gayaa, Deewane, Har Dil Jo Pyar
Karega, Hadh Kar Di Aapne, Hera
Pheri, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani,
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Bulandi
Latest Movies: Garam Masal
Film Awards: National Award
for Sardar, Tammanna, Filmfare
Awards For Best Comedian, Filmfare Award for Best Villian
Other Facts: He has performed in Telugu & Punjabi Movies Also.
Favourite Actor: Naseeruddin
Shah, Om Puri, Amitabh Bachchan
Source: Metromasti
Filmmaker Umesh
Shukla has roped in actor
Paresh Rawal to step into
Om Prakash’s shoes for
the new version of the cult
classic, Chupke Chupke.
“So far we have only finalised Paresh Rawal, who
will play Om Prakash’s
role,” Shukla, who had
directed Oh My God with
Paresh in the lead role, told
“Needless to say
Pareshji is a wonderful
actor and I share a good
bonding with him. It will
be fun to work with him
again,” he added.
The 1975 Hrishikesh
Mukherjee-directed lighthearted drama, Chupke
Chupke, saw stellar
by the likes
of Amitabh
who can
Dharmendra’s antics
in the film!
“We have
made many
changes in the
script and it’s not
a remake it is
an adaptation
of Chupke
rest of
the cast
is yet to
be decided.
written the
and the
film is
in its final
draft stage.
It’s a fun-filled
Shabana Azmi’ profile
Name: Shabana Azmi
Birthday: 18th September
Zodiac: Virgo
Marital Status: Married to
renowned poet, script writer and
lyricist Javed Akhtar in 1984.
Earlier in her career, she was
linked to director Shekhar Kapur.
Shabana Azmi (top right)
Azmi is four times doctor
Source: Hindustan Times
Shabana Azmi is the most
academically qualified actress in
India by far and now the veteran
actress is all set to receive another
doctorate, this time from the
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Wednesday. This would
be the “Masoom” actress’s fourth
honorary degree. Earlier, she has
received the same honour
from Leeds University in Britain,
the Jamia Millia Islamia and the
Jadavpur University.
“It’s good to be honoured in
a domain away from my home
ground. For the academic world
to acknowledge my contribution
is gratifying.
Yes, this is my fourth doctorate,” said the actress known for
her roles in “Junoon”, “Sparsh”,
“Saaz” and “Earth”.
Awards: Shabana Azmi has
been honored with the National
Film Award for Best Actress for
a total of five times, making her
the most awarded actress in the
Besides these, she has been
the recipient of the Filmfare Best
Actress Awards and nominations
for the same for many of her
She has also been honored
with internationals awards in
film festivals like Taormina Arte
Festival (Italy), Chicago International Film Festival and L.A.
Shabana Azmi has been conferred with prestigious honors
like Padma Shri and Padma
Bhushan by the Government of
India, Martin Luther King Professorship award by the University of Michigan, and Mumbai
Academy of Mumbai Academy
of Mumbai Image.
Trivia: Shabana Azmi was
among the first actresses of
parallel cinema, which is famous
for its realistic content and serious approach. One of the finest
actresses of the industry, she has
been a part of many foreign films
and projects as well. Besides
proving her
acting prowess, she has
also been
engaged in
social work,
for women’s
rights. She
is a member of the
Rajya Sabha,
and also the
of the United
Nations Population Fund.
Biography: Born in a
Muslim family to
poet Kaifi Azmi
and veteran theatre actress Shaukat
Azmi, Shabana had
a natural inclination
towards intellectual
growth. The socially
active environment
she had at home
helped her develop
interest in social and
human values, paving
the way for her to be
associated with social
activities later in life. She
completed her schooling
from Queen Mary School,
Mumbai and graduation
in Psychology from St.
Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
She also pursued a
course in acting from Film
and Television Institute of
India (FTII) Pune in 1973.
Zohra Sehgal
Source: Wikipedia
Date of Birth: 27 April 1912)
Birth Place: aharanpur, Uttar Pradesh,
Religion: Hindu
Languages: Hindi, English
Zohra Segal started her career as
dancer with dancer Uday Shankar in
1935 and worked with him for the
next eight years. She has appeared in
many Bollywood films as a character
actor as well as in English language
films and television series.
She also appeared in Bhaji on the
Beach (1992), The Mystic Masseur (2001), Bend It Like Beckham
(2002), Dil Se.. (1998) and Cheeni
Kum (2007); and the TV series, The
Jewel in the Crown (1984), Tandoori
Nights (1985–87), Amma and Family (1996).[2] At the age of 90, she got
the lead character around whom the story
revolved in 2002 film Chalo Ishq Ladaaye,
where she had stunt sequences, emotional
scenes etc. Considered the doyenne of Indian
theatre, she acted with Indian People’s Theatre
Association (IPTA) and Prithviraj Kapoor’s
Prithvi Theatre for fourteen years, during the
period traveled over India, with the troupe.[3]
Early life and education
As a girl she was a tomboy fond of climbing trees and playing games. Zohra lost vision
in her left eye as she contracted glaucoma at
the age of one year old. She was referred to a
hospital in Birmingham where she was treated
at a cost of £300.
She lost her mother while still young. As
per their mother’s wishes, she and her sister
were sent to Queen Mary College, Lahore.
Strict purdah was observed there and the few
males invited to speak did so from behind a
screen.[5] As a result of seeing her sister’s
failed marriage, she decided to pursue a career,
rather than get married.
Upon graduating, her maternal uncle,
Sahebzada Saeeduzzafar Khan, who was based
in Edinburgh to study medicine, arranged for
her to apprentice under a British actor. So
they started from Lahore by car and, en route,
crossed Iran, Palestine, before reaching Damascus, Syria, where she met her cousin. Then
they traveled into Egypt and caught a boat to
Europe in Alexandria.
Zohra Sehgal (bottom left) part of the Uday
Shankar Ballet Troupe, ca (1935–37).
While still in Europe, she received a telegram from Uday Shankar: “Leaving for Japan
tour. Can you join immediately?”
On 8 August 1935, she joined his troupe
and danced across Japan, Egypt, Europe and
the US, as a leading lady, along with French
dancer, Simkie.
When Uday Shankar moved back to India
in 1940, she became a teacher at the Uday
Shankar India Cultural Centre at Almora.
It was here that she met Kameshwar Sehgal,
an young scientist, painter and dancer from
Indore, eight years her junior, belonging to the
Radha Swami sect.
There was initial opposition from her parents, but they eventually gave their approval
to marry. They married on 14 August 1942.
Jawaharlal Nehru was to attend the wedding
reception, but he was arrested a couple of days
earlier for supporting Gandhi’s Quit India
After her husband’s death in 1959, Zohra
first moved to Delhi and became director of
the newly founded Natya Academy. She then
moved London on a drama scholarship in
1962. Here she met Ram Gopal, a India-born Bharatnatyam dancer, and
starting 1963, worked
as a teacher in the
“Uday Shankar
style” of dance
at his school in
Chelsea, during
the short period
of its existence.
Her first
role for British television
was in a BBC
adaptation of a
Kipling story,
The Rescue of
Pluffles, in 1964.
She also anchored 26 episodes
of BBC TV series,
Padosi (Neighbours;
1976–77). Her career in the
almost two decades remained
sporadic, despite several small appearances in
many films.
Year Title
1946 Dharti Ke Lal
1946 Neecha Nagar
1950 Afsar
1956 Heer
1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling
1964–1965 Doctor Who (TV series)
1967 The Long Duel
1967 Theatre 625 (TV series)
1968 The Vengeance of She
1968 The Expert (TV series)
1969 The Guru
1973 The Regiment (TV series)
1973 Tales That Witness Madness
1974 It Ain’t Half Hot Mum (TV series)
1978 Mind Your Language (TV series)
1983 The Courtesans of Bombay
1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV series)
1985 Tandoori Nights (TV series)
1985 Harem
1986 Caravaggio
1987 Partition
1987 Never Say Die
1989 Manika, une vie plus tard
1989 The Bill
1991 Masala
1992 Firm Friends
1993 Bhaji on the Beach
1994 Little Napoleons
1995 Amma and Family (TV series)
1997 Tamanna
1998 Not a Nice Man to Know
1998 Dil Se..
1999 Khwaish
1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
1999 Dillagi
2000 Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa
2001 Landmark
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
2001 Zindagi Kitni Khoobsoorat Hai
2001 The Mystic Masseur
2002 Bend It Like Beckham
2002 Anita and Me
2002 Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
2003 Saaya
2004 Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya?
2004 Veer-Zaara
2005 Chicken Tikka Masala
2005 Mistress of Spices
2007 Cheeni Kum
2007 Saawariya
Interview with Madhuri Dixit
Ram doesn’t control my career
Source: Times of India
adhuri Dixit is the second
actor in Hindi cinema
after Amitabh Bachchan to have skillfully
resurrected her slipping
career. And just as the Big B, she has also
been given a warm welcome back by people
around. Post marriage with US-based doctor
Shriram Nene in 1999, Madhuri stayed away
from the greasepaint, arc lights and cameras,
but a Yash Raj film Aaja Nachle (2007) lured
her back from the picturesque Denver, USA
to the gritty Mumbai studios and almost
nailed her chances of a career revival.
But Mads proved stronger than her unfavourable circumstances. She rose from the
ashes, shrugged off the ‘has-been’ dust and
bounced back with renewed energy.
TV has given her the centre stage with
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and in movies, Karan
Johar breathed a new life into her career
with the hit ‘Ghagra’ number that’s currently topping the charts. Her chemistry with
a younger co-star Ranbir Kapoor (in Yeh
Jawaani Hai Deewani’s ‘Ghagra’ song) is
another proof. Tell her that and she launches
her famous smile. There are endorsements
deals and more movies to talk about. But
what she is most excited about is her new
venture online that promotes dance — the
reason for Madhuri’s being. We meet her at
Filmistan Studio to wrap up this long pending big interview.
Let’s start with your new song ‘Ghagra’ in Karan Johar’s film. The chemistry
between Ranbir and you was incredibly
palpable. How did you manage that?
Ranbir’s fabulous expressions lend an
additional value to anything he does. In this
case, it added a good proportion of ‘mirchi’
(hot quotient) to the song. He has got very
infectious energy. It was like a ched-chaad
(playful teasing) between Ranbir and me.
Also I guess the fact that we enjoyed each
moment of the dance and were pretty
comfortable with each other, made a difference to the song. And then there was Karan
(Johar), Farah (Khan), Ayan (Mukerji) and
the whole team.
What if you were offered to do a movie
whose script revolved around an older
woman and a younger man? Would you do
I can’t say now. I have to listen to the
script. It depends on how it is treated. Everything depends on the treatment.
doing my Kathak and I rehearse every day.
Also, I’m eating right and keeping in shape.
I’m a non-smoker and non-drinker and essentially a happy person. That’s what counts
the most. Your well-being is reflected in your
‘There’s a great amount of professional
growth in this city for Ram and me’
Now that you’ve permanently moved to
Mumbai from Denver which according to
you provides a more quality life?
They are two different kind of lives, so
a comparison would be unfair, but I would
say there is thrill here and serenity out there.
Mumbai is like Manhattan.
There’s a certain pace, a social life and
the thrill of a professional life. Given our
background, there’s a great amount of
professional growth in this city for both Ram
and me. We have our roots in India, in this
city and an infrastructure in place to kickstart something in a big way. So naturally
I see much more opportunity here than in
Denver. In Denver, I was a homebody, and
that’s a life I’d chosen with great happiness.
I wanted that break from the arch lights
and focus on building a lovely home,
have some fun, look after my kids and
do things that I had missed out on
while pursuing my dream. But I miss
Denver, especially the mountains,
the cool air and the sprawling
and live those moments completely. You
will not get back this time again, so live
every moment you get.
You must have seen Ranbir
Kapoor as a teenager?
I don’t know how old or
young he was then! I have
a great amount of respect
and admiration for
him as an actor. He
is such a fine actor!
To have stepped
out of the
shadows of his
famous parents (Rishi
Kapoor and
Neetu Singh)
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page 10
Like what?
Out there I had enrolled
myself into a guitar class, I
learnt driving and cooking,
and I would go shopping
to the neighbourhood
vegetable market. We
built a gourmet kitchen
in our house in Denver. And I even had
the time to indulge
in small talk with
my neighbours. At
hindsight, it was
so much fun! I
guess life offers
you opportunities to live
your dream.
We just
have to
Is it true that Ram has full control over
your career now?
No, he doesn’t. My movie career is far
from Ram and my production house RnM.
That’s my area of expertise and the decisions
are made by me. His management is restricted within our production house. Dance
With Madhuri is our big project together
and this is where Ram takes care of the
technology and I take care of the artistic
side. I go to our office for a few hours as
all decisions are made there. But he is
my husband and I discuss everything
about my life with him.
Do you find Ranbir charming,
naughty or shy?
He is all this and much more.
He can be very charming and I
heard that he is naughty on the
sets. But I felt that he was very
shy. When I was on the sets I
didn’t hear a sound from him. He
was always in the background,
either watching the shots or
rehearsing the dance.
You’ve been looking younger
and stunning of late. What’s
your secret?
I’m suddenly dancing a lot. My
new endeavour, Dance With Madhuri, requires me to wear my dancing
shoes almost every day. I’ve started
n From page 9
who are fabulous actors
themselves, and create his
own identity so early in life
truly is commendable.
He is very professional and
inspiring for his co-stars and
directors. Having actors like
him encourages filmmakers
to make different kind of cinema. He is a fearless actor in
every sense.
Who is your personal
favourite amongst the young
actors today?
It’ll be very unfair to
comment on that as I haven’t
seen everyone’s work. I have
seen most of Ranbir’s work,
like Rockstar (2011), Wake
Up Sid (2009), Rocket Singh
(2009) and Barfi! (2012). I
have seen Shahid Kapoor
and Kareena Kapoor’s work
in Jab We Met (2007) and
they were fabulous. So were
Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti
Chopra in Ishaqzaade (2012).
I’m yet to see Varun Dhawan
or Siddhart Malhotra’s acting
and I don’t know what their
capacity is.
So what are your plans
I have a long and exciting
road ahead. Right now, I am
busy with my upcoming film
Gulab Gang’s post production work, and in a few more
days my next film Dedh
Interview with Madhuri Dixit
Ishqiya will be complete. I’m
shooting for Jhalak every
day and I’ve signed few
more new endorsements.
And of course, there is my
new undertaking — my
passion project — an online
dance academy website
which enables you to
be a dancer. You can
learn from the
video uploaded
on the website, shoot
and then
put up
on the
you were
in the tech
my husband
(Ram) had his
own software
company before he
did medicine, so he has
experience in this field. I
am a very passionate dancer.
So we clubbed our expertise
and decided that the digital
space would be the best
place. I want to take this art
form to every house. This is
my way of giving something
back to my fans.
I’ve just embarked on it.
I can only say, Inshallah! I
want my website to be like
I’ll try
hip hop, Bollywood dance or
Indian classical — you name
it and it’s all going to be
available under one umbrella.
I’m getting Mahagurus, the
best in their field of dance, to
teach online. I recently had
Pt. Birju Maharaj share
his dancing experiences
No monetising plan?
At some
point we
would get
into the
you’ve realised
your dream?
every form of
dance. Be it freestyle, salsa,
how and
Even if
we do, it’ll
be affordable. And
whatever is
earned from it,
a part of it will go
back into the project,
while the rest will go
to charity. Right now, I
am treating it as a passion
and trying to reach out to as
many as people I can.
Is this also another step
towards film production?
There’re bigger plans,
but right now we’re on the
digital platform and want
to expand. I believe all the
screens, be it digital or TV,
are going to be one soon.
And with 4G coming in,
digital is clearly the future.
About producing a film, we
would love to do that at some
point. When we hear some
good script, we will get some
good actors together.
Will you remain an actor
Right now, I don’t see
myself giving up acting as
this is an interesting time
in cinema. Hindi cinema is
celebrating actors of all age
groups and giving opportunities to explore their talent in
full splendour. However, it’s
interesting to see that I’m
enacting diverse roles and
exploring many dimensions
of my professional life. I’m
an actor and a judge, and I
am teaching dance, so in a
sense I am a Guru to my pupils and there is other stuff.
It’s an exciting time for me.
So, yes, I don’t see myself as
an uni-dimensional professional.
Give us a sneak peek
into Gulab Gang and Dedh
I play a strong woman
in Gulab Gang. The movie
is about women empowerment and women education.
Basically, it’s about a group
of vigilantes who solve
problems existing in society
which are not particularly
pertaining to women.
Whereas in Dedh Ishqiya,
my role is very vulnerable, of
a very soft and different kind
of a woman.
You said you have no
problem doing intimate
scenes in movies?
Oh, that was said in the
context to Dedh Ishqiya.
You’ll have to watch the
movie to understand what I
meant when I said it. Having
said this, I don’t mind doing
romantic scenes provided the
treatment is aesthetic. And
everything would depend on
what the subject is and the
sensibilities of the director.
If I feel squeamish about
doing a romantic scene, I’ll
not do it.
Your co-stars like Salman
Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and
Aamir Khan are ruling Bollywood today, whereas their
female counterparts aren’t as
prominent as them.
It’s great to see them
up there. All of them have
worked hard. I still remember when I was working with
Akshay, he wasn’t that big,
but was getting there. And
all of sudden he has come
up. He deserves the success.
Look at the phenomenal
rise of Salman. He deserves
every bit, especially because
he never bothered about
slots and positions in spite of
working very hard. That’s the
best part about him. People
ask me if I want to work with
these co-stars. Why wouldn’t
I if a suitable role comes my
Do you want to share
your diet plan with our
Sure. I have five small
meals throughout the day.
My morning starts with a
small breakfast that consists
of oatmeal or three egg
whites and toast, followed
by tea. I’m a tea drinker and
I need minimum two cups
a day. And then I have a
mid-meal comprising nuts or
curd with half a fruit. Lunch
is usually a piece of chicken,
some vegetables and carbs (I
prefer roti to rice and bajre
ki roti is my choice). A little
amount of carb is necessary during the day as we’re
involved in physical activity.
In the evening, I have an
egg-white and a cup of tea
or some form of protein. I
have an early dinner which is
by 7.30 pm and it includes a
bowl of salad, grilled fish or
chicken and vegetables.
I want to act with
Salman Khan
In a nice commercial potboiler, something like Hum
Aapke Hai Kaun part 2.
Shah Rukh Khan
In a nice romantic film,
with a perfect romantic setup
and beautiful music.
Akshay Kumar
In a good action thriller or
maybe a spy film.
Aamir Khan
In a nice social drama,
based on relationships. In
short, in a meaningful and
popular film.
Ranbir Kapoor
In a crime thriller! There
has to be some unspoken
electricity between us, more
on the lines of partners- incrime where one is constantly trying to outdo the other.
It’ll be good fun.
Bollywood gossips/news
Junaid Khan
Aamir Khan’s
son takes a new
Source: times of India
Vishakha Singh isn’t slowing down as she is the only leading lady in Bajatey Raho which is produced by Eros and has Tusshar Kapoor as the male lead.
Vishakha Singh:
I am not Katrina Kaif to take it easy
Source: times of India
When it rains, it pours - This could
well be true for Vishakha Singh who
has as many as three films of her lines
up for release in quick succession.
As a matter of fact, two of these films
- Fukrey and Ankur Arora Murder
Case - would be releasing on the
same day!
‘’Actually, I got these films backto-back. Last August I started working on Vikram Bhatt’s Ankur Arora
Murder Case and then in September,
Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani
offered me Fukrey. When filmmakers
like these offer you films, you don’t
think too much. Moreover when the
scripts by themselves are so fantastic,
there is no reason to go slow,’’ says
Vishakha who had her share of waiting period after making an impressive
appearance in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan
Sey two and a half years back.
Meanwhile she isn’t slowing down
as she is the only leading lady in
Bajatey Raho which is produced by
Eros and has Tusshar Kapoor as the
male lead.
‘’This film came my way in January. I guess it has all come well as a
part of a flow. I didn’t even have time
to think whether I should slow down
at all. In any case, I am not a major
star like a Katrina Kaif to take it easy
and be selective. Bajatey Raho is
such a cool comedy and after playing
an emotional part in Ankur Arora
Murder Case and a sorted character in
Fukrey, it was good to find myself in
a fun zone,’’ details Vishakha.
While Fukrey and Ankur Arora
Murder Case release this weekend,
Bajatey Raho is slated for 26 July
release. Meanwhile Vishakha would
soon be beginning a film down South
as well.
Aamir Khan’s 18-year-old son, Junaid, is all grown up. And Khan Junior
has followed his star father into Bollywood. But unlike Aamir, Junaid hasn’t
taken to acting (yet). Instead, he’s taken
up the role of an assistant director to
Rajkumar Hirani on his upcoming film,
Peekay. Aamir is also starring in the
“It was my suggestion that he learns
something about cinema and gets a new
experience in life before he makes his
choices. It will help him in the long
run. Let him discover it and tell us what
he wants to do in the future.
“Once he has a little understanding
of the craft, let him choose. It’s too
early to assume that he will end up in
movies. It could be acting or directing;
everything is going to be his choice. He
is doing his B.Com now,” Aamir had
told HT in an interview late last year.
Looking good, and with a wellmaintained physique, we welcome
Junaid into Bollywood.
Riya Sen
Suicide’s a
cowardly act:
Riya Sen
Source: times of India
Vishakha Singh.
Bollywood actress Riya Sen is saddened with Jiah Khan’s suicide who
hung herself from her a ceiling fan
in her apartment in Juhu on 3rd June
(2013). It is believed that Jiah took
this drastic step due to many reasons,
including her break up with Aditya
Pancholi’s son Sooraj. A six page
suicide letter was also found which was
addressed to Sooraj Pancholi.
Expressing her shock Riya says,
“It’s upsetting to think that such a beautiful and talented girl like Jiah who was
just 25 had to commit suicide, which is
such a cowardly act. I’m sure life must
have had so much more to offer her in
due course of time. Also though easier
said than done, I think one must learn
to be bigger than a situation rather than
fall into it. But each to their own. We
are no one to judge. What I really feel
sad about is that one shouldn’t always
give up everything just because of
failure in life.
Bheegey Hont
from Murdeer
Bheegey Hont Tere, Pyaasa Dil Mera
Lage Abrah Sa, Ha Mujhe Tan Tera
Chamke Barsa De, Mujh Par Ghataye
Tu Hi Meri Pyaas, Tu Hi Mera Jaan
Kabhi Mere Saath, Koi Raat Guzaar
Tujhe Subah Tak Mein Karoon Pyaar
Saans Se Aanch Teri, Tan Aag Tera
Cheene Neendh Meri, Hey, Loote
Chaina Mera
Kaala Jaadu Kare, Lambe Baal Tere
Aankhen Jheel Teri, Dore Laal Tere
Kabhi Mere Saath, Koi Raat Guzaar
Tujhe Subah Tak Mein Karoon Pyaar
Aankhen Keh Rahi, Jo Na Hum Kahen
Use Sun Le Tu, Jo Na Lab Kahen
Tu Na Soye Aaj, Mein Na Sowoon Aaj
Tujhe Dekhoon Aaj, Tujh Mein Khowoon Aaj
Kabhi Mere Saath, Koi Raat Guzaar
Tujhe Subah Tak Mein Karoon Pyaar
Bheegey Hont Tere, Pyaasa Dil Mera
Lage Abrah Sa, Ha Mujhe Tan Tera
Agar Tum Mil Jao
from Zeher
Agar Tum Mil Jao
Zamana Chod Denge
Hum... (3)
Tumhe Paakar Zamane
Bhar Se
Rishta Tod Denge Hum
( Agar Tum Mil Jao
Zamana Chod Denge
Hum )... (2)
Bina Tere Koi Dil Kash
Nazara Hum Na Dekhen
Ge... (2)
Tumhe Na Ho Pasand
Usko Dobara Hum Na
Dekhen Ge
Teri Surat Na Ho Jis
Teri Surat Na Ho Jis
Wo Sheesha Tod Denge
Agar Tum Mil Jao
Zamana Chod Denge
Agar Tum Mil Jao
Zamana Chod Denge
Tere Dil Mein Rahenge,
Tujhko Apna Ghar Banaye Ge... (2)
Tere Khwaabon Ko
Ghenno Ki Tarha Khud
Par Sajaye Gein
Kasam Teri Kasam...
Kasam Teri Kasam
Taqdeer Ka Rukh Mod
Denge Hum
Tumhe Hum Apne JismJaan Mein Kuch Aise
Basa Lenge... (2)
Teri Khusboo Apni Jism
Ki Khusboo Bana Lenge
Khuda Se Bhi Na Jo
Khuda Se Bhi Na Jo
Wo Rishta Jod Lenge
Agar Tum Mil Jao
Zamana Chod Denge
Tumhe Paakar Zamane
Bhar Se
Rishta Tod Denge Hum
( Agar Tum Mil Jao
Zamana Chod Denge
Hum )... (2)
Hollywood gossips/news
I’ve got you bro!
Wayne Rooney shares
picture of son Kai looking
after his little brother Klay
Source: Daily mail
When an only child is confronted with a new sibling it can
be a hard adjustment.
But Kai Rooney seems to be embracing the fact that he has
a brotherly addition to the family.
And clearly the three-year old is more than happy to look
after his 4-week old baby brother Klay, lovingly holding on
to him in a sweet portrait.
His is footballer father Wayne, 27, posted the photo online
with the caption: ‘Kai looking after his little brother’.
And that is obvious as Kai supports Klay’s head while he
rests in his older brother’s lap, wearing a cable-knit cardigan
and a white babygro.
The three-year old wore a grey polo shirt with its red
collar flipped upwards, a signature style for the eldest son of
Brotherly love: Kai Rooney holds baby Klay in an affecColeen and Wayne.
tionate family photo posted by father Wayne
Denzel Washington to star in Shovel Ready
Source: The SUn
Actor Denzel Washington has entered
negotiations with Warner
Bros to headline its film
adaptation of Adam
Sternbergh’s sci-fi
novel, Shovel Ready. The
award-winning actor and
father of four is offered to
lead the film, the feature
adaptation of a forthcoming sci-fi novel by New
York Times
Magazine culture editor
Adam Sternbergh, reported
Ace Showbiz.
In a way similar to
Washington’s, Man on Fire,
the plot of upcoming movie
centers on a garbagemanturned-hitman, who is hired
to kill the daughter of a powerful, maniacal evangelist.
Ultimately, the killer becomes
girl’s protector. It is set in a dystopian future
of New York City.
As of now, the project already gets Erwin
Does Will Smith’s
new film prove
he’s a scientologist
Source: The SUn
Will Smith was the most bankable
star in Hollywood – his movies were
surefire smashes.
But not now — and questions are
being asked if the jug-eared one’s latest
turkey has flopped because of its apparent references to Scientology.
Some critics believe sci-fi snore
After Earth has effectively outed Men
In Black star and rap icon Smith as a
follower of the controversial cult.
Will came up with the story idea
and produced the £84million movie.
Co-starring his son Jaden, 14, it is about
their spaceship crashing on a post-apocalyptic, abandoned planet Earth.
Will, 44, who plays General Cypher
Raige, lies dying in the cockpit and
relies on 13-year-old son Kitai (Jaden)
to go off in search of the rescue beacon
which broke off their craft.
on board to be the producer.
The actor himself is already committed to,
The Equalizer, which unites him and young
Hollywood star Chloe Moretz.
But the intrepid lad must first fight
admit they were encouraged to do.
off a ferocious alien Aura monster.
Samantha Domingo, 46, from Kent,
Gripping stuff. Or maybe not, judgwas a member of the
cult for 20
ing by the disappointing £17million the
years and
film took on its first
says: “In
weekmy opinion
in the
Earth is
for the
flop is that
emoit appears
to be less
is part
of the
fiction than
Tom Cruise
with scientologist
Pals ... Will Smith
The film’s
tag “Danger
church’s very powis real, fear
is a
erful indoctrination process.”
choice”, a line Cypher tells Kitai, may
But the religious ramblings may not
be a first clue to the scientology subend there. At the centre of the wasteplot.
land Kitai tackles is a volcano — just
For bottling up fear and emotion is
like the cover image of scientology
something that former scientologists
bible Dianetics.
Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux
Aniston, Theroux move
into dream mansion
Source: The Sun
Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux have
finally moved into their dream Bel Air home.
Renovations to the mid-century home are said to
have cost £8million on top of the £13.5million the former Friends star paid for the mansion last year.
Updates include a retractable roof, a 1,600sq ft wine
cellar and a special margarita fountain for mixing her
favourite drinks.
Also on the giant property is a million-dollar Korean clay spa for Jen and a man cave for actor Justin
equipped with top-of-the-range gadgets.
The couple hope the palatial pad includes enough
space and entertainment for each of them so they can
enjoy a happy marriage without getting in each other’s
And if it doesn’t work, I hope Jen makes him sign a
Imogen Thomas
It might be time to give
up glamour modelling:
Imogen Thomas
Source: The SUn
Imogen Thomas has stripped off to reveal her postbaby bikini body.
The mum-of-one, who posed in just a neon pink
swimsuit for a new mag shoot, has been working hard
to shed her pregnancy pounds since giving birth to baby
Ariana four months ago.
Imogen, 30, says she felt she had to lose weight
quickly to get back to her day job, glamour modelling.
But now the former Big Brother star, who put on 3st
during her pregnancy and went from a size 10 to a size
16, has revealed it might be time to give up the glamour
shoots for good.
Asked if she felt under pressure to slim down after
Ariana’s birth, the Welsh star told Now magazine:
“When I saw pictures of myself, I was the biggest I’d
ever been.
“I wanted to get the weight off – but there’s added
pressure when you’re being photographed.
“I’ve been modelling for years and just wanted to get
back to it.”
But now Imogen, who has appeared in dozens of
lads’ mags shoots, says she has had a change of heart.
She said: “It feels like it might be time to give up
glamour modelling, even though it’s been my life for so
“It’s my income and I love it. But I’ll still do my
Hollywood gossips/news
Freeman falls asleep
during interview
Source: Hindustan Times
Morgan Freeman dozing off, not once but a couple of times as his fellow acting legend talked
about all the neat magic tricks the movie’s magician characters pull off without computer effects.
Veteran Hollywood star Morgan Freeman
was caught dozing off in the middle of an
on-air interview with a news channel.
The 75-year-old actor may have been
woken a bit too early as he was seen sleeping on his chair while his ‘Now You See Me’
co-star Michael Caine trailed off enthusiastically about their new film, reported New
York Post.
Freeman woke himself up about halfway
through the satellite chat, but still had a hard
time keeping his eyes open.
Emma Watson
Emma Watson back
to Brown University
to finish degree
Source: Hindustan Times
Emma Watson has revealed that she will be
returning to Brown University this fall to complete her degree. The 23-year-old actress told that she has been in charge
of her own education since she started out on
‘Potter’ when she was just 9 or 10, the New
York Daily News reported.
The star said, referring to her university
studies, that she liked the fact that she could
design her own major and could even take independent studies if she wanted to, on subjects
that weren’t necessarily in the curriculum.
The flame game ... Rihanna
Rihanna sparks more controversy with dodgy ‘ciggie’ snap
Source: The Sun
Rihanna lights up a suspicious looking cigarette as she unwinds in her hotel
In snaps posted by her best pal Melissa
Forde, the pop superstar is seen wrapped
up in a Bob Marley blanket and appearing
to smoke marijuana.
It’s not the first time she’s been willingly caught on camera partaking in such
recreational antics, prompting outrage
from parents of impressionable young
Explaining her decision to promote her
drug use on social network sites, Rihanna
recently said: “I’m posting pictures of
myself smoking pot to tell the truth about
“I’ve got so much to think about, why
bring all this extra s*** by being dishonest?”
Further defending her actions, the
chart-topper revealed that she refuses
to exercise censorship when it comes to
posting images online.
She told Elle mag: “Well, I Instagram
everything about my life, whether it’s
smoking pot, in a strip club, reading a
Bible verse — how crazy, I know!”
However, her habit of documenting her
weed-smoking has triggered some angry
Earlier this year, she was targeted after
uploading a snap of herself puffing on a
questionable roll-up.
One angry Twitter user wrote: “Why r
u teaching other girls who look up to you
to do this?”
Hours later, she responded: “I don’t
really give a f***.”
Ted Dwane
Ted Dwane set to
undergo emergency
Source: Daily mail
‘Our little princess!’
Source: Daily mail
They’ve done their best
to keep daughter Alaia-Mai
out of the spotlight since
her birth on May 20th.
But now Rochelle and
Marvin Humes have finally
shared a picture of their
little girl on Twitter.
Admitting they had been
somewhat ‘over protective’
since their daughter’s birth,
the pair are seen sitting
proudly alongside AlaiaMai in an adorable picture.
Marvin captioned the
shot: ‘We know you guys
have been wanting to see
a picture of our little Princess. Mummy and Daddy
are very over protective but
here’s a precious picture,
she’s a little camera shy x’
In the image, the
three-week-old tot is seen
looking super-cute in a
white dress with diamond
bow detail, with Rochelle
clutching little girl’s hand
with one arm, and with
the other wrapped around
Protective Marvin is
seen holding up AlaiaMai’s head, tweeting fans
that their daughter is a little
‘camera shy’.
The family portait
comes after Rochelle and
Marvin stepped out with
their daughter last week.
While the Saturdays
singer Rochelle looked
sleepin for the outing, she
looked in great shape and
happy as doting father
Marvin followed behind
with their daughter in his
Our little princess! Marvin Hum
es posted a shot of himself and
wife Rochelle with their daughter Alai
a-Mai on his Instagram page
Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has
been rushed to hospital after a blood clot was
discovered on his brain.
The musician, who had been ‘feeling unwell
for a few days’, is set to undergo emergency surgery to remove the clot.
The folk-rockers, who announced the news in
a statement via their website, have been forced
to postpone three gigs in the US while the
28-year-old receives necessary care.
It reads: ‘Our friend and bandmate Ted
has been feeling unwell for a few days, and
yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive
emergency treatment.
‘The scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that requires an operation. Ted
is receiving excellent care and we are being assured that he will recover quickly from surgery.’
The award winning group signed off their
announcement wishing him a ‘speedy recovery’
and ‘much love.’
Due to the operation they have been forced
to cancel headline dates this week in Dallas,
Woodland and New Orleans.
However they have reassured fans that all of
the dates will be rescheduled and they have no
plans to reschedule or cancel any more.
Kelly Clarkson - catch my
I don’t wanna be left behind
Distance was a friend of mine
Catching breath in a web of lies
I’ve spent most of my life
Riding waves, playing acrobat
Shadowboxing the other half
Learning how to react
I’ve spent most of my time
Catching my breath, letting it go,
turning my cheek for the sake of the
Now that you know, this is my life, I
won’t be told it’s supposed to be right
Catch my breath, no one can hold me
back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath, won’t let them get
me down, it’s all so simple now
Addicted to the love I found
Heavy heart, now a weightless cloud
Making time for the ones that count
I’ll spend the rest of my time
Laughing hard with the windows
Leaving footprints all over town
Keeping faith kinda comes around
I’ll spent the rest of my life
Catching my breath, letting it go,
turning my cheek for the sake of the
Now that you know, this is my life, I
won’t be told it’s supposed to be right
Catch my breath, no one can hold me
back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath, won’t let them get
me down, it’s all so simple now
You helped me see
The beauty in everything
Catching my breath, letting it go,
turning my cheek for the sake of the
Now that you know, this is my life, I
won’t be told it’s supposed to be right
Catching my breath, letting it go,
turning my cheek for the sake of this
Now that you know, this is my life,
I won’t be told what’s supposed to be
Catch my breath!
Catch my breath, no one can hold me
back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath, won’t let them get
me down, it’s all so simple now (it’s all
so simple now!)
Catching my breath, letting it go,
turning my cheek for the sake of the
Now that you know, this is my life, I
won’t be told it’s supposed to be right
Catch my breath, no one can hold me
back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath, won’t let them get
me down, it’s all so simple now
Feel So Close Lyrics
Calvin Harris
I feel so close to you right now
It’s a force field
I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like
a big deal
Your love pours down on me, surrounds me like a waterfall
And there’s no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now
[Dance beat plays]
I feel so close to you right now
It’s a force field
I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like
a big deal
Your love pours down on me, surrounds me like a waterfall
And there’s no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now
[Dance beat plays]
And there’s no stopping us right now
And there’s no stopping us right now
And there’s no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now...
Movie of the week
Man of Steel is an upcoming 2013 American superhero
film directed by Zack Snyder,
produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S.
n Henry Cavill as Clark Kent
/ Superman / Kal-El:
n Amy Adams as Lois
n Michael Shannon as
General Zod:
n Kevin Costner and Diane
Lane as Jonathan and Martha
n Laurence Fishburne as
Perry White:
n Russell Crowe as
n Antje Traue as Faora:
n Ayelet Zurer as Lara
n Harry Lennix as
General Swanwick[40]
n Christopher
Meloni as Colonel
n Richard Schiff as
Dr. Emil Hamilton
Man of Steel not altering
tornado depiction
Source: wikipedia
In the upcoming film, Man of Steel, Superman faces off
against ruthless outcasts from his home planet. The last son
of Krypton also encounters a more realistic force of nature
on earth: a deadly tornado. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder said there was never any discussion about altering
the pivotal scene involving a twister following recent
deadly storms in Oklahoma.
“He’s changed by those events,” said Snyder during an
interview to promote the movie. “If anything, we feel like
our Superman has a connection - not to make light of it - to
the kind of grief that happens during those kinds of natural
disasters. Also, in a sad way, even Superman can’t change
A top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado hit the Oklahoma City
suburb of Moore on May 20, killing 24 people. Another round
of violent storms that produced a separate EF5 tornado struck
last Friday, leaving nearly two dozen people dead.
“It’s a terrible tragedy, mother nature doing its thing,” said
Henry Cavill, who plays Clark Kent and Kal-El. “I hope that
everyone who can salvage things can salvage things, grieve if
they need to grieve, move on from stuff and repair and rebuild,
if they have the opportunity. I can’t even imagine what it’s like.”
The tornado scene in Man of Steel, can briefly be spotted
in the latest trailers for the Warner Bros. film, which is set for
release June 14.
Earlier this year, Warner Bros. released Gangster Squad after
delaying the shoot-’em-up movie so filmmakers could rework a
key scene involving an attack on a theater after the deadly shooting at a midnight screening of, The Dark Knight Rises, in Aurora,
Profile: Robert De Niro
Born: August 17, 1943
Citizenship: United States and
Education: High School of Music
Art, Alma mater Stella Adler Studio of
Occupation: Actor, director, and
Years active:1959–present
Spouse(s): Diahnne Abbott (m.
Grace Hightower (m. 1997)
Children: 6 (including Drena De
Parents: Robert De Niro, Sr. and
Virginia Admiral
Early Life
Robert De Niro was born in Greenwich Village, New York City, the son
of Virginia Holton Admiral, a painter
and poet, and Robert De Niro, Sr.,
an abstract expressionist painter and
His father was of Italian and Irish descent, and his mother was of English,
German, French, and Dutch ancestry.
His Italian great-grandparents,
Giovanni De Niro and Angelina Mercurio, emigrated from Ferrazzano, in
the province of Campobasso, Molise;
and his paternal grandmother, Helen
O’Reilly, was the granddaughter of
Edward O’Reilly, an immigrant from
De Niro’s parents, who had met at
the painting classes of Hans Hofmann
in Provincetown (Cape Cod), Massachusetts, divorced when he was
three years old. De Niro was raised by
his mother in the Little Italy neighborhood of Manhattan, and in Greenwich
Village. His father lived within walking
distance and Robert spent much time
with him as he was growing up.
De Niro attended PS 41, a public elementary school in Manhattan through
the sixth grade, and then went to
Elisabeth Irwin High School for seventh
and eighth grades, the private upper
school of the Little Red School House.
He was accepted at the High School of
Music and Art for the ninth grade, but
only attended for a short time before
transferring to a public junior high
school.He began high school at the
private McBurney School and later attended the private Rhodes Preparatory
School, although he never graduated
from either. Nicknamed “Bobby Milk”
for his pallor, De Niro hung out with a
group of street kids as a youth in Little
Italy, some of whom have remained his
lifelong friends.
The direction of his future had
already been determined by his stage
debut at age ten when he played the
Cowardly Lion in a school production of
The Wizard of Oz.
Along with finding relief from shyness through performing, De Niro was
also entranced by the movies, and
he dropped out of high school at age
sixteen to pursue acting.
De Niro studied acting at the Stella
Adler Conservatory, as well as Lee
Strasberg’s Actors Studio.
De Niro’s first movie role, in collaboration with Brian De Palma, was
in 1963, at the age of 20, when he
appeared opposite his friend Jill Clayburgh in The Wedding Party; however,
the film was not released until 1969. He
then played in Roger Corman’s 1970
Bloody Mama, which starred Shelly
Winters as Ma Barker. He gained popular attention with his role as a dying
Major League Baseball player in Bang
the Drum Slowly (1973). That same
year, he began his collaboration with
Martin Scorsese, when he played the
smalltime crook Johnny Boy, alongside Harvey Keitel’s Charlie, in Mean
Streets (1973).
De Niro at the 2011 Cannes Film
In 1974, De Niro had a pivotal role in
Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather
Part II, playing the young Vito Corleone
– the director having remembered
his previous auditions for the roles of
Sonny Corleone, Michael Corleone,
Carlo Rizzi and Paulie Gatto, in The
Godfather. His performance earned
him his first Academy Award, for Best
Supporting Actor,[2] although Coppola
accepted the award, as De Niro was
not present at the Oscar ceremony. He
became the first actor to win an Academy Award speaking mainly a foreign
language, in this case, multiple Sicilian
dialects (although he delivered a few
lines in English). De Niro and Marlon
Brando, who played the older Vito
Corleone in the first film, are the only
actors to have won Oscars portraying
the same fictional character. Brando
and De Niro came together onscreen
for the only time in The Score (2001).
After working with Scorsese in Mean
Streets, he had a successful working
relationship with the director in films
such as Taxi Driver (1976), New York,
New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980),
The King of Comedy (1983), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Casino (1995). They also acted together
in Guilty by Suspicion and provided
their voices for the animated feature
Shark Tale.
Taxi Driver was particularly important
to De Niro’s career: his iconic performance as Travis Bickle shot him to
stardom and forever linked De Niro’s
name with Bickle’s famous “You talkin’
to me?” monologue, which De Niro
largely improvised. The role of Travis
Bickle earned him his first Academy
Award Nomination for Best Actor.
In 1976, De Niro appeared, along
with Gérard Depardieu and Donald
Sutherland, in Bernardo Bertolucci’s
epic biographical exploration of life in
Italy before World War II, Novecento
(1900), seen through the eyes of two
Italian childhood friends at the opposite
sides of society’s hierarchy. In 1978,
De Niro played Michael Vronsky in the
acclaimed Vietnam War film The Deer
Hunter, for which he was nominated for
Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Fearing he had become typecast in
mob roles, De Niro began expanding
into occasional comedic roles in the
mid-1980s and has had much success
there as well, with such films as Brazil
(1985), the hit action-comedy Midnight
Run (1988), Analyze This (1999), opposite actor/comedian Billy Crystal, Meet
the Parents (2000) and Meet the Fockers (2004), both opposite Ben Stiller.
Other films include “True Confessions” (1981), Falling in Love (1984),
Once Upon a Time in America (1984),
The Mission (1986), Angel Heart
(1987), The Untouchables (1987),
Goodfellas (1990), Awakenings (1990),
Heat (1995), The Fan (1996), Sleepers
(1996), Wag the Dog (1997), Jackie
Brown and Ronin (1998). In 1997, he
re-teamed with Harvey Keitel and Ray
Liotta along with Sylvester Stallone in
the crime drama Cop Land. De Niro
played a supporting role, taking a back
seat to Stallone, Keitel, and Liotta.
In 1993, he also starred in This
Boy’s Life, featuring then-rising child
actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey
Maguire. Around this time, he was offered the role of Mitch Leary in In the
Line of Fire, opposite Clint Eastwood.
However, due to scheduling conflicts
with A Bronx Tale, he turned the role
down in favor of John Malkovich, who,
himself, received an Academy Award
nomination for the role. De Niro would
later reference In Line of Fire, along
with Dirty Harry and Magnum Force,
two more of Eastwood’s films, in Righteous Kill.
In 1995, De Niro starred in Michael
Mann’s police action-thriller Heat, along
with fellow actor and long-time friend,
Al Pacino. The duo drew much attention from fans, as both have generally
been compared throughout their careers. Though Pacino and De Niro both
starred in The Godfather Part II, they
shared no screen time. De Niro and
Pacino once again appeared together,
in the crime thriller Righteous Kill.
In 2000, De Niro played the role of
Master Chief Billy Sunday opposite
Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the George Tillman, Jr. biographical film Men of Honor,
based on the life of Carl Brashear, the
first African American to become a U.S.
Navy Master Diver.