There have been frequent rumours about Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra planning to produce a TV show and now, Raj Kundra recently revealed that they will indeed be making a show which will deal with social causes tentatively titled Sone Ka Dil.
Denying the comparisons with Aamir's popular show 'Satyamev Jayate', this show is said to have a different format where the team will honour the people who are working towards development in the society by presenting gold medals or coins as well as promote NGOs where Raj and Shilpa will also be donating for these charitable causes. Though currently the airing slot and the rest of the details of the show are being worked out, Raj announced that they have found thirteen people from different parts of India whose efforts will be acknowledged in the show. He also added that they have shot a music video for the show titled Bharat Bhagya Vidhata which is sung by Altamash Faridi and composed by Palash Muchhal.
A few years back, Nawab Saif Ali Khan was charged for assaulting an NRI businessman from South Africa named Iqbal Sharma at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. And now, after the charges were read by the court, the actor and the others accused Bilal Amrohi and Shakeel Ladak have been pleaded not guilty.
Saif was arrested two years ago after the businessman Iqbal accused the actor of breaking his nose and beating up his father in law with his friends at a five star hotel in Mumbai. However, the actor was given bail and in a public apology and statement to the media, Saif had claimed that he did not hit the businessman and had lost his cool because the businessman was abusing the ladies in their group which included Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora and Malaika Arora Khan.
The game-changing serial '24' is all set to go into Season 2. Yup, it's time for Anil Kapoor to don the producer's hat once again, even if it is to be done at the cost of his film offers.
Apparently, Anil has 6 major film offers this year. But he is tempted to again give priority to '24'. Confirming his full-throttle plans for Season 2 Anil says, "My entire team is into pre-production. Only my own dates need to be worked out. I am in a bit of a fix."
Last year, Anil said no to all movie offers in order to focus on '24'. This year, the movie offers have piled up but Anil is in the mood for Season 2 of the series. Confesses the director, "There are quite a number of tempting film offers. But I haven't said yes to them as yet. I need to work out my dates for Season 2 of '24'. That's a commitment I've made to myself. As a movie actor I've seen and done it all. Television is a new medium for me. And it's very exciting."
So would Anil end up doing no films in 2014? "I am already doing Anees Bazmee's Welcome Back. So I've a major film coming up this year. As for more movies, they would depend on how much time Season 2 of '24' would need. You see, the first season was tougher with the entire machinery and logistics of television being new to me. A lot of the production hassles would be automatically lessened this time," reveals Anil excitedly.
The one thing that is most certainly going to be seen in Season 2 of '24' is the core cast of Anil Kapoor, Tisca Chopra and Mandira Bedi. Rishi Kapoor and Jeetendra are likely to join the cast. "Let's see how it goes. I am even more excited about Season 2," reveals Anil who took a few days off this week to attend his brother Sanjay Kapoor's brother-in-law's wedding.
Just like John Abraham who has been an ardent lover of sports, Randeep Hooda has expressed his love for horses. The actor who owns five horses had even recently bought a polo team owing to his passion. And now, the actor has returned successful from the National Equestrian Championship.
The three day event held in Delhi kick started on March 11 and Randeep ended up winning two gold, one silver and two bronzes in this championship. Revealing about the experience, Randeep also stated that he earned the medals in two days but the third day did not see any victory since he and his horse Johnny Walker were exhausted. However, the actor is not unhappy with it and maintained that this was his best performance till date and his six years of training has finally paid off.
Randeep is currently shooting for Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut Kick which stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles.
Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has done in 3 minutes what Priyanka Chopra would take 3 hours to say.
In an ad that he shot over three days last week, Shoojit got boxing champion Mary Kom to enact her own life on camera.
Says Shoojit, "It was a remarkably inspiring three-day shoot. Though it's an ad we got Mary Kom to feature in it. And we encapsulated every phase of her life from her childhood struggle for a decent life to her hard-working teens to her current status as boxing champ and a home-maker, we got all of this into the script in just a three-minute film."
The director says it was a huge challenge to get Mary Kom's life on to the film in such meager footage. "I wanted it to be an inspirational saga told in just a few minutes. I didn't want her to come across as a model selling a product but a responsible citizen selling an idea to the millions who look up to her. I had never expected her to be so camera-friendly."
The boxer, whose rise from poverty to being a global sports icon is now being made into a film starring Priyanka Chopra, was a "natural" before the camera.
"It was such a pleasure shooting with Mary Kom. She came to the sets with no attitude or fixed notions. She surrendered to whatever the script demanded. She was fully there with me, collaborating and participating like a true member of the crew," says Shoojit.
There seems to be no end to filmmaker Subhash Kapoor's woes. Just when he had bounced back after murky charges of sexual misconduct he now has to face a shooting cancellation because of a locational accident.
Amit Sadh who fell and fractured his right leg while shooting on location in Shimla for Subhash Kapoor's Guddu Rangeela says he would have to remain bed-ridden for three weeks.
Speaking to this writer from the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital Amit said, "It is a routine fracture. I don't know how exactly it happened. I was shooting when I stumbled and slipped. Before I knew it I felt an acute pain in my right leg."
Amit was flown back to Mumbai from Simla and has been advised complete bed rest.
Wincing with pain the actor says, "It's no big deal. I am used to pain of all kinds. In order to walk one first needs to crawl and then stumble and fall. I am right now in that stage of my life where I am learning to walk. I don't mind the fall."
Amit says recent times have been extremely eventful for him. "The past year has been like a hurricane for me. Suddenly after years of struggle I finally stumbled upon some success. And now just when I was enjoying that success I fractured my leg. This is God's way of reminding me to keep my feet planted firmly on to earth."
Amit is expected to be discharged from hospital on Thursday.
"But I have to remain bed-ridden for three weeks. Until then the shooting remains cancelled. This is my chance to catch up on my sleep and reading," says Amit.
A great legend once told about Kashmir that 'If there's heaven on earth, it is here... it is here... it is here...' Well, we may not be a legend, at the same time, it doesn't take us any rocket science to claim and proclaim that 'If there's any heavenly actor on earth, it is him... it is him... it is him...'!!!
Well, no prizes for guessing as to, who that heavenly legendry actor is. He is none other than Bollywood's very own Birthday Boy of today... Aamir Khan, who is best known as 'Mr. Perfectionist'! If his 'Khan-quest' over Bollywood wasn't just enough, he is now all over the TV and ad space as well, either in the form of hosting a famous programme through which he is enabling everyone to call a spade a spade or else ... selling FMCG brands... only those brands on which he truly believes and trusts upon! Well... that's Aamir Khan for you, people...
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Being the son of popular lyricist Javed Akhtar, Farhan too has been a part of the musical world with Farhan Live. The filmmaker has been working on his band Farhan Live for the past two and a half years and the actor recently even took a break from his shooting schedule to perform in the multi-city promotional tour of the band in India.
And now the musician plans to go international with his band. The actor who had recently performed in Dubai will soon be seen carrying his guitar to Singapore and Hong Kong. When contacted, Farhan's spokesperson confirmed the news and says, "It's a great opportunity for the band to perform at an international level. They now only plan to make this bigger."
On the Bollywood front, Farhan Akhtar will be seen acting in Zoya's Dil Dhadakne Do and is also producing the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees.