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Katrina on Shahid’s wish list

After working with number of A-list actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, now actor Shahid Kapoor is keen to work with Katrina Kaif. He recommends her name to father Pankaj Kapoor for his directorial debut Mausam, but Pankaj is not convinced with it and looking for a young new face.

Mausam is the directorial debut of Pankaj Kapoor and Shasha (Shahid) will play the male lead in it. While for the female lead, the son actor recommended Katrina’s name, but the father actor is not so keen to do so. Revealing the situation, a source said, “After working with A-list actresses such as Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Vidya Balan, Katrina Kaif is the next actress on Shahid’s wish list. He thinks Katrina is extremely talented and would love to work with her in a film. His father’s movie is a love story and Shasha (Shahid) finds Katrina apt for the role.”

“He has spoken to his dad Pankaj recommending Katrina for the film. But, Pankaj is keen to cast a young fresh face for the film. A nationwide hunt is on for the film,” added the source.

When asked to Pankaj Kapoor, he said, “I am still in the scripting process. My daughter is looking into the casting. Only once I am done with the script, will I be able to take the final callfor the female lead.”

Shooting for the film will start in January next year.


normal_amitabh_bachchan6Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan along with Samajwadi Party General SecretaryAmar Singh have been accused of involvement in a Rs 500 crore money laundering scam, according to a complaint lodged with Kanpur police.

This complaint has been lodged by local businessman Shivkant Tripathi late Thursday who as per iinformations, charged the two famous persons also known to be close friends of being involved in a major fraud through money laundering in Kanpur.

“The complainant has accused Amar Singh of floating half a dozen companies in which 43 companies were amalmagated allegedly with the intent of siphoning off tonnes of black money,” Uttar Pradesh’s additional director general of police Brij Lal told reporters in Kanpur on Friday afternoon.

“Amitabh Bachchan figures among the key stake holders in most of the companies, while Amar Singh’s wife Pankaja Singh is shown as a partner,” he said.
Cases were registered under the Money Laundering Act as well as Prevention of Corruption Act.

“The provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act could be invoked in view of Amar Singh’s then appointment as chairman of the UP Development Council,” the official said.

While complainant Tripathi could not be contacted, cops were not sure how they would proceed with the case.

Now this sounds like an interesting scam again!!!

rani_side1Rani Mukerji put Salman Khan’s patience to test by taking a long time to answer his question on his show. The actress, apparently, took so long to answer that Salman went and sat on the sofa. He also told her to tell him when she was ready with the answer and remarked that she was taking longer than even Aamir Khan to answer. Only when she was done would he return to the show.

Recently, a TV channel interviewed her and asked her about her marriage plans. She has apparently got tired of the media asking her that again and again, and has now asked them to question Aditya Chopra (who is her alleged boyfriend) about it.

srk-watchSRK gives a full blown interview to Rajdeep Sardesai after the brouhaha over the issue of him being detained by US immigration authorities.

Rajdeep Sardesai:Critics say that the entire detention in America has been hyped by Shah Rukh himself as some kind of publicity for your film My Name is Khan. It’s part of SRK’s attempt to remain in the news. How do you react?

Shah Rukh Khan: As a matter of fact, I am averse to being in front of news when I am not really doing it for my film. My film is coming much later. It’s eight-nine months away. Normally you don’t start publicity of a film that early. Second, it’s not very positive to be questioned, to have someone asking someone to be vouching for you in someone’s wonderful country. I think it’s a little disrespectful. I wouldn’t use that as a part of publicising myself, neither I am that kind of a person. So may be those who say this believe in designed things like that.

Rajdeep Sardesai: But you know, people are detained and questioned at American airports, post 9/11 it’s a regular practice. Why suddenly should Shah Rukh Khan take it as a personal affront? Was it ‘how can you detain me, Shah Rukh Khan’?

Shah Rukh Khan: No, no. I don’t think so. I am very humble about who I am. I speak in third person when I am talking about my acting. That’s how I am.

Rajdeep Sardesai: What was it that made SRK – who has also been subjected to checks and questioning – suddenly this time believe that this was way too much. What went out of line, where did you snap?

Shah Rukh Khan: No I did not snap at all. I didn’t even know it had taken this kind of a momentum. I called a friend who’s perhaps related to the media. And obviously when you call family, they go, ‘what happened?’. I went for my work, came back at 2 am, had calls from all channels – yours being the first one – and I remember I felt funny about the interview. I hadn’t taken it as a personal affront.

Rajdeep Sardesai: You did not take it as a major issue?

Shah Rukh Khan: No I did not.

Rajdeep Sardesai: Come on, Shah Rukh be honest. You were angry, you were upset.

Shah Rukh Khan: No I wasn’t angry. I was disturbed with the kind of questions they were asking.

Rajdeep Sardesai: What were the questions they were asking you?

Shah Rukh Khan: They were asking me for someone to vouch for my entry into America, if I knew Americans, I had to give their telephone numbers and also of my business associates. I was hoping they don’t call because it was a little embarrassing. The things they were supposed to check they did not. There were 20 people including an immigration officer who said very loudly that ‘Hey, I vouch for you, Shah Rukh Khan’, pointing a finger at me. I was like, ‘it’s a little embarassing’.

Rajdeep Sardesai: So there were people who knew who you were and yet kept questioning. You weren’t somewhere where you felt you were being questioned because of your surname. That had you been, for example, a Hindu name, you wouldn’t have been questioned. Was it that factor? Somewhere was there a feeling that ‘I am being looked at suspiciously because I am a Muslim’.

Shah Rukh Khan: I am and I have accepted that for the past few years. And that’s okay. I am absolutely allright by that. I have no issues because I am very pragmatic.

Rajdeep Sardesai: It’s a strange situation where for a couple of days this was the biggest story. Now you’re saying it’s anon-issue. You’re almost saying, ‘it’s not troubled me at all’.

Shah Rukh Khan: I feel disrespected because I never made this story. I just called a few people for things that should be taken care of by the Indian consulate.

Rajdeep Sardesai: At no stage did you want this to become a story?

Shah Rukh Khan: I have no issue about it. I did not want to talk about it. Suddenly I got a call from who I know…who said we got very nervous. I said no it wasn’t that big a deal.

Rajdeep Sardesai: You say it’s not a big issue but you are still making a big deal out of it somewhere. Wherever you went to America, you did mention.

Shah Rukh Khan: I spoke to you guys first because I did not want any misunderstanding that I had gotten arrested or whatever. Even in the first interview I insisted they were polite.

Rajdeep Sardesai: What have you told your children about it?

Shah Rukh Khan: My son was excited that I was caught and was disappointed to learn I wasn’t. My daughter was very happy that I also get detention. I explained to them that we have a name which will ensure we are checked extra and it’s okay since it’s a rule.

salman-khan-katrina-kaifActress Katrina Kaif has finally come out the closet and accepted she and Salman Khan are together. In fact it’s Katrina who is making Salman to wait for the marriage.

In an interview with the well known magazine, Katrina spoke boldly about her relationship with the macho man of Bollywood. Earlier Katrina used to ignore all these questions with the smile. But now she has come forth with her relationship disclosing some saucy details. So much in love with the actor, she carries his picture all the time. She later added that Salman is a very wonderful person.

Katrina also dismissed over-possessiveness of Sallu towards her and told that she is extremely happy with him. And what about the marriage? Though Sallu is ready, she is making him to wait as she explained.

Well its a known fact that Salman and Katrina are an item, but it just official now with confirmation from Kat herself.

shahid-kapoor-priyanka-chopra-in-kamineyActors Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor were always parts of the news during last few months. Sometimes the reports said the couple is together, while the other time they said they broke up. But the latest information says that they are not together, as we didn’t found Shahid at Priyanka’s birthday bash.

It’s now clear that the couple has separated their ways; however Shahid’s absence made it confirm. The party was attended by Priyanka’s relatives and friends. One source revealed, “It was shocking to find that Shahid was not a part of the celebration. One expected him to come in at least for a few minutes.”

“Priyanka’s cousins, who belong to the same age group, had especially flown down from London to be with the actress on this special day. It’s surprising how Shahid, who is known to be Priyanka’s closest ‘friend’ in the industry, wasn’t seen at Priyanka’s bash,” the source added later.

However, Priyanka seen happy talking with her guests and was not affected by Shahid’s absence at the patrty.

katrinaBollywood Gossip : Bollywood Actors Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan managed to assure the world that they are still together after Katrina appeared on the latest episode of Dus Ka Dum and Salman sang and danced for her.

While on the one hand, it seems things are going well for the couple, Katrina Kaif recently decided that she will spend her 25th birthday without her beau.

Afterall, it isn’t just Kat’s 25th anniversary, but also the first anniversary of the Salman-SRK fight that had taken place during Katrina’s birthday celebrations.

Some might remember that an inebriated Salman Khan had asked SRK to come on his show Dus Ka Dum, and SRK had refused, leading to a heated exchange of words and reportedly also some violence.

It was Katrina and SRK’s wife Gauri who had to intervene. Pictures of a crying Katrina were all over the media.

As a result, this year, Katrina is looking for some peace and quiet. She was quoted saying she is really looking forward to going home – London – to be with her family.

She said it will be the first time in nine years that her entire family, that is, her parents and their eight children will be together.

Katrina Kaif says she has been working extra hard to be able to make time for this vacation, or as she call it, this necessity.

kunal-khemu-soha-ali-khan1Another Bollywood couple parted their ways as Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu called it’s off to each other. The actors come close to each other on the sets of Dhoondte Reh Jaoge, in which they were casted opposite each other. But now even if they broke up, they don’t have any hard feeling for each other and still friends.

Few months ago there was news that Kunal headed to Goa to be with Soha when he learnt that Siddharth her co-star from Rang De Basanti is spending good time with her over there. May be the rift between them started since then. One source revealed, “They parted in a very dignified manner. There is no animosity on either side. They are still friends.”

But when it asked to both of them, instead of confirming their split they don’t even accepted that they were involved romantically before.

“That’s because we are not working on any film together,” said Kunal.

However Soha said, “Since we actresses seem to have been created more to romance our co-stars and less to act in films, it is only natural and fitting that during Dhoondte Reh Jaoge and 99, Kunal and I were ‘paired up’ by the media, and now that we are no longer working together, we have ‘broken up’. For my future boyfriends, please refer to my list of anticipated releases.”

salman_katrina-726616Bad days have indeed hit Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Days after rumours of their split comes something much uglier.

The webworld is flooded with a fake sex video featuring look-alikes of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The video, possibly made on a cell-phone originated in Canada, but it took no time for it to spread all over the world.

Reports say that now an MMS clip of the video is also doing the rounds.

Due to the uncanny resemblance of the people in the video to Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, the video was being pitched as an authentic one for quite a while, till some people watched it closely and figured out it was not actually the two Bollywood stars, but look-alikes.

Salman and Katrina Kaif have maintained a dignified silence over the issue and have decided to let it die its own death.

salmanaishwaryaBollywood Gossip : There were reports earlier that Abhi-Ash were moving to the new bungalow from their current abode Jalsa in Juhu, but the two rubbished them, saying they had no intentions of living separately and away from Maa and Paa (Jaya and Amitabh).

For past two and a half years work is going on a huge bungalow situated at Carter Road, Bandra, Mumbai. While no one seems to be confirming it from the Bachchan family, there is a strong buzz within the industry the circles that this bungalow, named Naivedya is going to be the new abode of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Now incidentally, this Naivedya is bang next door to Salman Khan’s plot.

Reveal sources, “Abhi and Aish have been making late night visits to Naivedya to check the progress on their house.

Call it a twist of fate or just luck, Aish’s ex boyfriend Salman Khan’s plot, on which he is reportedly constructing a building for himself and his family, is just next door to Aish’s to be new abode. The building doesn’t have a name yet and the plot is numbered ‘83-A’.

As one passes the road one can see the building under construction (plot 83 A) on the left belongs to Salman Khan, while the white bungalow, Naivedya, on the right belongs to Abhi-Aish. Interestingly, Salman Khan’s building is a little taller with more floors than Abhi-Aish’s villa.

Salman currently stays at Galaxy Apartments on Bandra Bandstand with his parents.