Deepika Padukone has been finalized for ‘Dostana 2’ but the delay in the film shoot may let Deepika walk out of the project making room for Katrina Kaif. Tarun Mansukhani wants Deepika Padukone for the sequel but the script of the movie is not yet ready and Deepika can’t wait for the film to begin anymore as her next film is on the line. The ‘Cocktail’ actress riding high on the success of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Chennai Express’ or Katrina Kaif will replace Priyanka Chopra in the sequel.
Karan Johar has approved a script and the film was expected to go on floor in November but now there has been a question mark.
“Tarun has been tirelessly working on the script of the sequel for quite some time now. However, Karan is a difficult man to please. Although, he had finally Okayed a draft early this year, it seems now he is not too convinced about it anymore and wants Tarun to rework on it,” the source said.
For the delay in the shoot, Deepika Padukone
is yet not sure about doing ‘Dostana 2? The source adds, “Deepika is ready to do the film but only if it starts around October. By January, she will begin shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s next, in which she stars opposite Ranbir Kapoor. If the first schedule of ’Dostana 2? gets delayed, she might have to let go of this project, as she can’t push Imtiaz’s dates. Those are matched with Ranbir’s, who also has a choc-a-block shooting calendar.”
If Deepika Padukone is not available for the project then the next suitable option is Katrina Kaif. Hence, we will get to see Katrina romancing John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in the film.
Salman Khan’s love life is no news to B-town. Months after his relationship with Bollywood beauty Bollywood Actress
Katrina Kaif ended for over some unknown reasons, Salman started seeing a Romanian TV anchor named Iulia Vantur. There was a strong buzz that Salman is very serious about his new Romanian girlfriend, and would marry her soon. But then came a twist in the tale!
Our birdie, on the condition of anonymity informed us that the Dabanng dude is single again and has ended his alleged romance with Iulia Vantur
. Wait, there is some more. The reason for their break up is apparently Salman’s parents. If the reports are to be believed, Iulia apparently is married to Grammy nominated Marius Moga. When she was confronted about it, she kept denying the allegations. That was when Salman’s family decided to step in and take charge of the situation. As more and more information about Iulia’s past started to emerge, the Khan family decided it was best that the couple parted ways.
Apparently, Salman who was facing problems in getting a visa for London finally got it but he stayed back in the city to celebrate Eid and to sort this matter out with his family. But it seems that Salman failed to convince his parents.
Now on one hand where Salman is alone and single again, Iulia is believed to have packed her bags and gone back to Romania.
Aishwarya Rai to do an item number in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela?
Her last big-screen appearance was in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish in 2010, now Bollywood actress
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will probably do an item number in Bhansali's next.
The buzz is that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali approached Aishwarya for a special dance number in his next movie, 'Ram Leela' starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
According to reports, Sanjay is keen on having Aishwarya on board and she is considering it.
Aishwarya and Bhansali have previously worked together in films such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Devdas (2012) and Guzaarish (2010).
The actor is believed to be getting several offers for films from directors including Karan Johar and Sriram Raghavan.
A doting mother to her two-year old daughter Aaradhya, Aishwarya is taking her sweet time for the comeback. Whether she will take Bhansali's offer is yet to be seen.
Shahrukh Khan to throw a grand iftar party at Mannat
With a big ticket movie that has Ramadan Eid as its release date, an Iftar party is something that cannot be overlooked as a promotional strategy. And with Chennai Express lurking just around the corner with Eid as the release date Shahrukh Khan has decided to host a grand Iftar party.
With SRK almost patching up with arch rival Salman Khan only last week at another iftar party, it seems that SRK just can’t avoid hosting one! And so, sometime this month, Shahrukh Khan’s Bandra home Mannat will host a barrage of media along with other film personalities at a rather happening Iftar party where he vows to serve some choicest Ramadan delicacies. At a recent press conference SRK said, “I would really like to celebrate the day apart from the religious sentiments attached to it for all the good things happening around me. I will celebrate it with the whole team of my film. I will keep a party at home and we will all meet” said the superstar who also went on and invited the media.
Well, be assured that we will give you a complete lowdown on the affair as it takes place, so stay tuned to find out more about SRK’s grand Iftar party! Click here
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Suraj Pancholi Reveals Jiah Khan's Shocking Past
After all the rumours and speculation that floated around him, Suraj Pancholi now has come forward and cleared the air on his relationship with Jiah Khan. With the court having granted him release and closing the case against him, he speaks about his love, life and times with Jiah.
In an interview to the Times of India, Suraj Pancholi Reveals Jiah Khan's Shocking Past
, “I met her through Facebook 10 months back. She was a really nice person, quiet, small things made her happy, caring, but she was too possessive even about my guy friends. We went twice for dinner and then a week later, I get a message saying, ‘Suraj, I need help. My hand is bleeding. Can you come over?’ I was in town and she stayed in Sagar Sangeet Juhu (three minutes from my house), so I sent my staff to her house at 11.30 at night. She opened the door and fainted. She had slit her hand at the elbow like 3 inches. I was 21 then. By the time I went there, the doctor had stitched her up and she was on drips. I was with her, but she did not speak.”
Later, Suraj spoke to her mother in London and asked her to come as her daughter needed help. She promised to come in 2 months but turned up only after 4. “During those four months, I fell in love with Nafisa. I could relate to her as I too, like her, lived alone and could see what she was going through. She would tell me how she was depressed due to not getting work, her relationship with her family not being good, the fact that her father had disowned her and that she supported herself. She told me about her getting abused by her former boyfriends and how an older man had raped her when she was 14 in London and how at one point in her life, she would get only one meal a day. I fell even more for her. She just needed more love from her family and respect from people around. I could not fulfill all of that, though I did more than a 21-year-old could. She would cry every night. She could never be alone after she met me and would come to my house often.”
He also revealed that she had trust issues. She would accompany him to class and sometimes he would have to make his teachers talk to her to convince her that he was in class. He also revealed how she would cry every night during the seven months he was with her she would cry.
He also shared that, “Before she committed suicide on Monday, she called on Saturday to say, ‘I am going to Hyderabad. I am going to get a film and just want you to spend this Sunday with me’. I told her okay, but I don’t want to go through the trauma of separation again so this would be the last Sunday together.
I sent her a bouquet on Monday morning saying, ‘All the best’. She again called me on Monday evening saying, ‘I want to meet you’. I said, ‘I can’t meet you’ and sent her a message saying, ‘Nafisa, let’s not do this’ and put my phone off. And that’s the last time I spoke to her. Two hours later, my father told me about her committing suicide.”
“I still love her.”, he signs off.
Suraj Pancholi first party appearance after his release Suraj Pancholi
was spotted with his faterh Aditya Pancholi in Baba Siddiqui’s Iftaar Party. This was his first social appearance after spending few days in jail in connection with Jiah Khan’s Suicide
Legendary Bollywood Actor Pran's died
last Friday evening leaving Bollywood celebrities nostalgic. Some remembered his iconic villain roles, while some recollected his popular dialogues and songs, and there were others who shared what a "heart of gold" the "gentleman" had.
Pran, whose real name was Pran Kishan Sikand, was 93. He died at the Lilavati Hospital at 8:30 p.m., his son said.
Following the news of his death, a flurry of Bollywood celebrities
- both old and new, took to twitter to share their fondest memories of the actor, who made an endearing impact on his fans as a hero, villain and a character actor in a filmography of over 400 movies across a career spanning six decades.
Here's what the celebrities had to say:
India's favourite "bad man" and veteran Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikand, died on Friday after a prolonged illness. He was 93. MANMOHAN SINGH, Prime Minister
"I convey my heartfelt condolences to the the bereaved family and Pran's countless fans and admirers. I pray for peace of the departed soul." NARENDRA MODI, BJP Leader
"Sad to know of demise of legendary actor Pran. He will be remembered for generations. Condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace." AMITABH BACHCHAN, Actor
"Pran Saheb passes away ! A gentleman, most collaborative colleague, a senior of immense distinction, a true disciplined professional" ANUPAM KHER, Actor
"Final Curtain Call for one of the Most Loved Actors of Indian Cinema. An Actor & A Gentleman. Pran Saab- We will miss you & your Warmth.RIP" SRIDEVI, Actor
"Today we have lost a legend, a gem and an iconic actor. We will miss you. RIP Pran Saheb." MOHIT CHAUHAN, Musician
"The villian we loved to hate. You will be missed Pran saheb. Thank you for all those brilliant performances." MAHESH BHATT, Filmmaker
"Enchanting memories of Pran Saab courses through the hearts of millions of people who grew up watching his films. India loves u Sir!" KAILASH KHER, Musician
"Ek aur bade buzurg Legend Actor Pran ye Duniya Chhod Gaye, Bhagwan bhi "Old is Gold" me vishwas rakhte hain, what a great talent, prayers"
Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan
and his wife Gauri Khan became parents to a baby boy who was named AbRam – Born May 27 at Masrani Hospital. SRK issued a press statement
and clarified all the controversies about the new born.
“Amidst all the noise that has been going around, the sweetest is the one made by our newborn baby, AbRam. He was born prematurely by several months but has finally come home. Gauri and our whole family have been dealing with his health issues for quite some time now. As a family our silence on this subject has been because of the personal nature of emotional strife that we have been going through due to his health,” said SRK in his statement.
Here are some of the celebrities’ blessings and well wished to the Khan family: Karan Johar:
AbRam is the most beautiful child I have seen Abhishek Bachchan:
Many many congratulations to @iamsrk and Gauri for the arrival of little AbRam. Lots and lots of love. Shobhaa De:
Welcome to the world AbRam! I love the significance and symbolism of the name. Congratulations, parents! Anjana Sukhani:
Super congratulations for the little bundle of joy …..stay blessed alwayz @iamsrk
Shah Rukh Khan and his wife recently hit the headlines with the news of the couple having a surrogate child. But even before the good news could be confirmed by the celebrity couple, controversy struck when a certain NGO claimed that the couple had done sex determination test of the child, which is illegal in India. However, clearing the air on the matter, SRK sent out a press statement not only announcing the name of his son but also clarifying that he never did those tests as claimed by certain people. Following is the press statement sent out by SRK
Amidst all the noise that has been going around, the sweetest is the one made by our new-born baby, AbRam.
He was born prematurely by several months but has finally come home.
Gauri and our whole family have been dealing with his health issues for a long time now.
As a family our silence on this subject has been because of the personal nature of emotional strife that we have been going through due to his health.
We wish to make a special mention and thank Dr. Jatin Shah for his expertise and contribution. We also wish to thank all the other doctors, nurses and medical staff who have made his life possible. As trying were the times, we never lost hope that life always brings with it.
Just to put the record straight there was no sex determination for our child. The baby was born much before the speculations of 'sex determination' and other 'issues' pertaining to the same were being raised in the media by some organisations.
Suffice to say his coming home puts to rest completely false and at times insensitive claims of sex determination and alleged illegalities.
We also apologise to all those other doctors and hospitals who had to face unwanted scrutiny and questioning by some parties.
Our son is a surrogate baby and the entire process is bound by strict confidentiality. We would appeal to all, to allow us to cherish this private moment as a family.
It seems unfortunate that I have to explain/clarify so many aspects for our new-born baby. Wish it were just a simple message of happiness on behalf of the family.
They say a baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. Post this statement, I hope we all move on too.
Shah Rukh Khan
The IIFA 201 3 Rocks
began with technical award for IIFA 2013
on Friday where Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" took home the major trophies including Best Screenplay, Cinematography and Make-up among others. Here's a list of winners of all other categories: Best Actor:
Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi! Best Female Actor:
Vidya Balan for Kahaani Best Film:
Barfi! Best Director:
Anurag Basu (Barfi!) Best Story:
Tani and Anurag Basu for Barfi! Best Supporting Male:
Anu Kapoor for Vicky Donor Best Supporting Female
- Anushka Sharma for JTHJ Best Debut Female
: Yami Gautam for Vicky Donor Best Debut Male:
Ayushmaan Khurana Best Actor In Comic Role:
Abhishek Bachchan for Bol Bachchan Best Actor In Negative Role:
Rishi Kapoor from Agneepath Star Jodi Of The Year:
Deepika padukone and ranbir kapoor Best Debut Director:
Gauri Shinde for English Vinglish Best Music Director:
Pritam for Barfi! Best Lyrics:
Amitabh Bhattacharya, mujhme kahin from Agneepath Best Singer Male:
Sonu Nigam for Agneepath Best Singer Female:
Shreya Ghoshal for Chikni chameli Special Awards IIFA Forever
: Yash Chopra Indian International Cinema Outstanding Achievement:
Anupam Kher Outstanding Contribution To Indian Cinema:
Javed Akhtar Humanity Award:
Shabana Azmi Digital Star Of The Year:
Shah Rukh Khan