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'Raanjhanaa' director in search of voice for Sonam

'Raanjhanaa' director in search of voice for SonamMumbai, Sep 22 : Actress Sonam Kapoor, who plays a 17-year-old in Aanand Rai's "Raanjhanaa" is trapped in a strange dilemma. Her character can't get older until a ghost voice is found to sing a song for her.

Rai is looking for a singer, who can express the 17-year-old character's emotions as she falls in love for the first time.


Siddharth Mallya has no appetite for Bollywood career

Siddharth Mallya has no appetite for Bollywood careerMumbai, Sep 22 : Businessman and socialite Siddharth Mallya moves around in Bollywood circles, but he says he is not interested in entering the film industry as he does not understand it.

"I do not see myself getting into Bollywood. I have no offers on the table or no interest as of now to get into Bollywood," the 25-year-old said here Friday at the launch of NDTV Good Times' "Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl".


Neither marrying, nor doing 'Jism 3': Nathalia Kaur

Neither marrying, nor doing 'Jism 3': Nathalia KaurMumbai, Sep 22 - Brazilian model-turned-actress Nathalia Kaur is sick of rumours. She has clarified that she is neither tying the knot with anyone, nor is she a part of "Jism 3".

"I am not doing 'Jism 3' and I am not getting married. So I want to clear it I am not doing that film," Nathalia told reporters here.

The actress started her career in Bollywood with a special appearance in Ram Gopal Varma's "Department" earlier this year.


Let actors turn singers, says Shankar Mahadevan

Let actors turn singers, says Shankar MahadevanMumbai, Sep 22 : Shankar Mahadevan is all for actors entering the singing arena, but the singer-composer says they cannot change the music scene of the country.

Actress Priyanka Chopra recently launched her international single "In My City" and actor Ranbir Kapoor also sang a few lines in a promotional video for his film "Barfi!".

But Mahadevan says media shouldn't base assumptions on "one-off cases".


Siddharth Mallya to make TV debut

Siddharth Mallya to make TV debutMumbai, Sep 22 - Siddharth Mallya, son of industrialist Vijay Mallya, is set to make his debut on the small screen as a host and judge of the fourth season of "Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl".

The show is a hunt for a model to feature in the annual glamorous Kingfisher Calendar.


Siddharth felt odd shooting SOTY

Siddharth felt odd shooting SOTYMumbai, Sep 22 -Model-turned-actor Siddharth Malhotra says facing the camera for Dharma Productions' "Student Of The Year" (SOTY) was a little "odd" as he had worked as an assistant director with the banner before.

"With Dharma (Productions), it is a little odd, because the same people I worked with as an assistant director, and now I had to work with them as an actor," said Siddharth.


Asin on European holiday!

Asin on European holiday!Mumbai, Sep 22 -After delivering back-to-back hits "Housefull 2" and "Bol Bachchan" this year, actress Asin Thottumkal has decided to take a short break, and decided on Europe as the venue for her sojourn.

"She had hardly got any time for herself as she was busy shooting for 'Bol Bachchan' and then got into promotions for 'Housefull 2', and later with the promotions of 'Bol Bachchan'.


Bipasha takes week off for recovery

Bipasha takes week off for recoveryMumbai, Sep 22 - Bipasha Basu is taking a much-needed break. After suffering a bout of exhaustion and viral fever after the release of her film "Raaz 3", the actress started work on "Aatma", but she has now realised she needs proper rest.

"Have taken a week off from work to recover properly! Taking baby steps towards my fit self. We all should realise nothing is bigger than good health," said the otherwise fit and fabulous 33-year-old.


Not nervous about 'Shootout At Wadala': Tusshar Kapoor

Not nervous about 'Shootout At Wadala': Tusshar KapoorMumbai, Sep 22 - Actor Tusshar Kapoor is confident that with Sanjay Gupta's direction, his next film "Shootout At Wadala" will perform well at the box office.


Mallika big icon of sensuality: Vivek Oberoi

Mallika big icon of sensuality: Vivek OberoiMumbai, Sep 21 - Actor Vivek Oberoi, who is paired opposite Mallika Sherawat in upcoming film "Kismat Love Paisa Dilli" (KLPD), says the bold actress is an icon for sensuality, and her potential hasn't been recognised.


Pulkit dons transformed look for 'Fukrey'

Pulkit dons transformed look for 'Fukrey'Mumbai, Sep 21 - Actor Pulkit Samrat, who made his Bollywood debut as a rugged, Punjabi boy in "Bittoo Boss", is undergoing complete transformation for his next movie "Fukrey".

The film, produced by Excel Entertainment, co-owned by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, will present Pulkit in a completely new style, says a source.


'Dhoom 3' first Bollywood film to release in IMAX

'Dhoom 3' first Bollywood film to release in IMAXMumbai, Sep 21 - Yash Raj Films' (YRF) much-awaited "Dhoom 3" will be the first Bollywood film to be released in IMAX theatres, after being digitally re-mastered in the IMAX format, it was announced here Friday.

The third instalment of the popular action-adventure "Dhoom" franchise will release in IMAX theatres, known for high-end digital projection and sound systems, across India and select global locations, in 2013.


Akshay Kumar's bravest stunt?

Akshay Kumar's bravest stunt?Mumbai, Sep 21 - Akshay Kumar has done several stunts in his acting career, but he surprised everyone when he managed to lift 'heavyweight' comedian Bharti Singh in his arms, quite effortlessly.

Akshay and Paresh Rawal came to the sets of Sony's "Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe" to promote their upcoming film "Oh My God".


Aamir Ali choosy about reality shows

Aamir Ali choosy about reality showsMumbai, Sep 21 - Popular TV actor Aamir Ali says he is particular about being a part of reality shows, and would like to stay away from anything which gets into his personal space.

He has earlier been part of two non-fiction shows - "Nach Baliye 3" and "Zara Nachke Dikha".

"I have done two reality shows in a span of seven years of TV career. I feel the audience must want you. Plus I am careful of which reality show I do," Aamir told IANS.


Isha Sharvani performs malkhamb with broken arm

Isha Sharvani performs malkhamb with broken armMumbai, Sep 21 : The show must go, believes actress Isha Sharvani, who went ahead and performed aerial acts for an upcoming episode of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5" despite a broken arm, which is in a cast.

The actress, who is a contestant on the popular reality show, aired on Colors, injured her right arm during one of her past rehearsals for the show.


Sidhwani's sweet binges!

Sidhwani's sweet binges!Mumbai, Sep 21 -Ritesh Sidhwani is one of the fittest and well-maintained producers in tinsel town. But this Ganesha festival, he has stuffed himself with sweet delights.

All that he has on his mind now is the gym.

"Two days of eating ladoos and modaks. The difficult part begins tomorrow morning at 8 a. m. in the gym," Sidhwani tweeted Thursday night.


Manisha one of our finest actresses: RGV

Manisha one of our finest actresses: RGVMumbai, Sep 21 - Manisha Koirala is making a comeback with "Bhoot Returns", and filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma feels she is one of the finest actresses in the country.

"I have worked with Manisha in 'Company'. When I finished the script of 'Bhoot Returns', I realised Manisha would be perfect for the role. She is one of the finest actresses we have," Varma told IANS


Sick of being called serial kisser: Emraan Hashmi

Sick of being called serial kisser: Emraan HashmiMumbai, Sep 21 - Emraan Hashmi's recent run of success at the box office has people calling him 'Hit Man Hashmi' and the actor says it is better than being called serial kisser.


Another horror film for Bipasha?

Another horror film for Bipasha?Mumbai, Sep 20 - Bipasha Basu has tasted success with "Raaz 3", and is already working on horror film named "Aatma". She might soon sign another horror-thriller, being scripted by Vikram Bhatt.

Post "Raaz 3", the director is frantically scripting a horror-thriller for Bipasha.

This project would be launched as soon the scripting is done.


KJo predicts golden run for 'Heroine'

KJo predicts golden run for 'Heroine'Mumbai, Sep 20 - Filmmaker Karan Johar is super impressed with Kareena Kapoor's act in "Heroine", and Madhur Bhandarkar's direction. He feels the movie will set the box office on fire, once it releases Friday.

"'Heroine' will have the cash registers ringing this weekend!!! Congratulations in advance Madhur," Johar wrote on Twitter.


Priyanka wants desi touch to song's video

Priyanka wants desi touch to song's videoMumbai, Sep 20 - Bollywood's 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra is back in Los Angeles to work on the video of her debut international song "In my city" and says she wants to add an Indian touch to it.

"Off to rehearsal! Let's show the world what Bollywood is made of! Let's do this desi style," tweeted the 30-year-old, who is riding high on the response to her song, as well as to her acting in Anurag Basu's "Barfi!".


Dinesh Thakur passes after prolonged illness

Dinesh Thakur passes after prolonged illnessMumbai, Sep 20 - Actor-director Dinesh Thakur, who appeared as one of the leads in 1974 "Rajnigandha", passed away here Thursday, after a prolonged illness. He was 65.

Actor Raza Murad, his friend from the theatre industry, confirmed the news.

"Dinesh Thakur passed away today morning. He was not keeping well since last three to four years," Raza told IANS.

He is survived by actor-wife Prita Mathur.


I don't think cinema in Rs.100-cr terms: RGV

I don't think cinema in Rs.100-cr terms: RGVMumbai, Sep 20 - Director-producer Ram Gopal Varma, known for making small budget films, says had he made movies with the thought of minting Rs. 100 crore at the box office, he wouldn't have been able to make films like "Kaun?" and "Satya".


I'm not upset with Sridevi: Tusshar Kapoor

I'm not upset with Sridevi: Tusshar KapoorMumbai, Sep 20 - Actor Tusshar Kapoor, who was reportedly upset with actress Sridevi for her remarks on the remake of his father, Jeetendra's 1983 film "Himmatwala", says his reaction was misunderstood.


Cinema is far more progressive than TV: Karan Johar

Cinema is far more progressive than TV: Karan JoharMumbai, Sep 20 : Known for making larger than life family dramas for the big screen, filmmaker Karan Johar is now connecting with the masses on a new level through his appearances on the small screen. He however says this is just a phase and he can't work for the medium full-time as he fails to understand the concept of TRPs and finds cinema "far more progressive".


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