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2008-07-08 00:00:17

There's another kid on the block but this one's not from a filmi background. Gayatri Patel, who studied at the Emory University in Atlanta, has won many beauty pageants in the US. Three years ago when she came to Mumbai, she did theatre, music videos and a few ads and now she's ready to show her jalwa on the big screen. She has signed her first film Let's Dance to be directed my National Award winning editor Aarif Sheikh. The story is about a dancer who gives direction and life to a...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By HARSHADA REGE Prateik Babbar, the 21-year-old son of late Smita Patil and actor- MP Raj Babbar, has acting in his genes. Naturally, he decided to face the arclights. Of his debut film Janee Tu... Ya Jaane Na, Prateik says with a sheepish grin, "I don't think of it as my debut. I was doing production work with Prahlad Kakar and at the same time did some auditions. I just got an opportunity to do this role and I accepted it." 'Dad' wasn't too happy with his decision. "He was very...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By Meena Iyer Pahlaj Nihalani and Kumar Mangat are producers scorned. Their films Khushboo and Haal-e-Dil made it to the multiplexes one Friday in June 2008, but didn't stay there even for three days. When Nihalani's kin was turned back from a multiplex screen because his film was withdrawn without notice, the enraged producer created a ruckus in the foyer and threatened to file an FIR against the multiplex. Ultimately the theatre owners gave in. They played a show for his 18-member...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

Reems, as she is known among friends, is working hard and shooting continuously with Karthi for Selvaraghavan's action adventure fantasy Aayirathil Oruvan. For the film, Erum Ali, the Chennai-based designer has taken special care over her costumes as Reema plays the role of a princess in the second half! It is learnt that she plays an archaeologist in the first half of the film. Director Selvaraghavan, who has worked in movies such as 7G Rainbow Colony and Kaadhal Konden, has been...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By URVASHI ASHAR Farhan Akhtar, who successfully donned the director's hat for Dil Chahta Hai, hasn't only put on the actor's garb with Rock On, but also the singer's bandana. The filmmaker who plays the lead role in the musically-inclined flick - that of a band's lead singer - has actually sung six of the nine tracks of the album himself. Debutant director Abhishek Kapoor was insistent that each of his actors learn to do the part they're playing. "I can't have a lead singer in my film...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By DEEPALI DHINGRA Ask Sameera Reddy anything other than work-related questions and she refuses to get drawn into controversial area. So anything to do with her relationship with ex-boyfriend builder Shamshul Lalani remains unanswered. "I will never comment on my personal life. That's one thing I guard more than anything," she says. However, we press her to at least put an end to all those rumours doing the rounds about her seeing cricket's poster boy Ishant Sharma. "I supported Shah...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

Considering his achievements, you would think Shyam Benegal a proud man. But meeting him, reveals a down-to-earth and amiable person. It is an easy conversation. The renowned filmmaker was recently in Goa for a film festival. Unfortunately, ill health temporally hampered his stay but after a quick visit to a local doctor, he was back to his energetic self. The doctor's visit caused him to remark, "I am better. A nice Goan doctor cured me. I have great trust in Goan doctors because my...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

Kollywood superstars can take a leaf out of Aamir Khan's book. The star was seen aggressively promoting his nephew Imran Khan's debut film Jaane Tuya jaane na. He was there in all the channels and print promoting the film and even holding a red carpet premiere of the film. Aamir also went for the throat of Imran's competitor Harman Kohli's Love Story 2050, which had more pre-release hype and was releasing the same day. By Friday afternoon, the verdict was out that Jaane Tu... had been...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By TANVI TRIVEDI Sameera Reddy is deliriously happy. She is secure in the knowledge that while Race happened to be a block buster, it was no small feat that her comic interludes with Anil Kapoor were appreciated by the audience. " Touch wood," she says, "I am where I wanted to be all along - I am being recognised for the work that I am doing."Soon enough, the youngest of the Reddy sister will be donning the avatar of a judge for a television reality show. "I think SRK and Salman Khan...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

On a breezy evening, we met the trio who spoke about their journeys to stardom. "I used to perform in small associations and won several prizes. Later, I learnt Carnatic music," Ranjith, who initiated the conversation said. Haricharan, who also has a musical background, chipped in. "My grandfather had a sabha. I have been learning Carnatic music for the past 14 years. My father introduced me to classical music." However, Krish had a different tale to narrate altogether. "I never learnt...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.