Movie snippets

1. Tabu hurts herself: actress Tabu, who has been keeping a low profile of late, hurt herself on the sets of her upcoming project Cheeni KumI. The actress cut her thigh while getting out of her makeup van and shooting was halted. She was advised a couple of days rest and given the appropriate medical attention. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan. A film to look forward to.

2.Watch it!: Rani Mukherjee, who is flying high, is the new ambassador of Titan Raga, the stylish watch brand targeted at the upwardly mobile Indian woman. According to Rani, Titan Raga watches are sensuous, beautiful and feminine - just like the woman of today - and so she decided to endorse it. How about the money?

3. Aesthetic Item Number? Sizzling Sophie Choudhary will be doing an item number in Pyar Ke Side Effects. The VJ turned actress, who was seen in a couple of music videos earlier, took the almost boringly predictable step of becoming an IT girl in Bollywood. She says that the producers and director have assured her that she will be shot 'aesthetically'. We have yet to see an item number that has been. Maybe this is it. And oh, earlier this year, Sophie was seen in David Dhawan’s Shaadi No. 1.

4. Bollywood in English: Actress Soha Ali Khan, who has found it relatively easy to find a footing in Bollywood thanks to her acting-royal genes, will soon be seen in Postcards, her first English language character in a Bollywood movie. The plot weaves together three separate stories and about a couple's relationship which has gone kaput. The star cast also has veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, Victor Banerjee, and Roopa Ganguly. The daughter of yesteryear actress Sharmila Tagore and Former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi is doing well in Bollywood.

5. Ash's Provoked is hot: Ash's latest project, Provoked, is based on a true story and many international buyers are competing to buy it after it was screened in Cannes. The film has also been appreciated by the international media. Producer J. Murli Manohar is laughing all the way to the bank having sold the film to more than 12 countries in four days after the screening. Will this film make Ash an international star?

6. Hrishikesh critically ill: Veteran filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee continues to remain critically ill but stable. The 83-year-old Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient has been suffering from chronic renal failure for many months and was admitted to the Lilavait Hospital for pneumonia and sepsis. The creator of unforgettable films including Anand, Abhimaan, and Guddi has also been conferred with the prestigious Padma Bhushan award

7. Faana's magic: Faana, starring Aamir Khan and Kajol, has broken box office records by becoming the biggest all-India opening weekend grosser. It raked in Rs. 22.79 crores in the first three days of its release. This has happened in spite of the controversy surrounding its release in Gujarat. Aamir is riding high - this is his second straight hit after the megahit Rang De Basanti. Produced by Jashraj films, the film has been directed by Kunal Kohli.

8. Rakesh outwits Menaka: The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and Menaka Gandhi are the nemesis of Bollywood. However, Rakesh Roshan has proved too cunning for them. For his upcoming Krrish, the producer had some vital scenes involving animals - he simply shot them in Singapore! There, the concerned authorities permit the use of animals for film shoots. So there, Menaka!

9. Khan is still King: Shah Rukh Khan was written off by the filmy press since his Swades and Paheli did not make the expected huge amounts at the box office. Still, they did well and the Kind Khan continues to fly high. Film fans, however, have no doubt about who is the reigning star. In Star TV's 'Sabsey Favourite Kaun' Awards 2006, Shah Rukh reigned supreme and Rani beat Kajol to the Numero Uno spot.


10. Brochure tale: Here's one more snippet about Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Did you know that publicists Himanshu and Rahul Nanda made a unique, one-of-a-kind brochure to showcase the film at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival? Those who have seen it said it had the maximum number of pages in the history of film brochures and second, they did a great job.

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HindiSong.com 2006
Shilpa's secrets, Ash is bankable, says Forbes, No way to evade, Ayesha Takia ties the knot, Feroz Khan ill, Preity meets PM, Woman in white, SRK's Moment of Truth, Aamir to do comedy, Growing up
Jayaprada releases book, Ambika Hinduja weds, Heaven on Earth in India, Aditya compliments Anurag, SRK undergoes surgery, For a good cause, Dev Anand, Feroz Khan honored, Vidya very single, Foodie Minnisha, Devoted papa
Recession? Not for IPL!, Jaya Prada is back, Fairytale ending or not? , Proud mother, Warrior princess, Grand wedding, Award for Kareena, More stunts from Akshay, Magic in the air, Movie on 26/11
Sonam on the catwalk, Madhuri keeps trying to make comebacks, Lara's the brave one, Cottages for royalty, Lucky Bebo, Dancing with glee, post-Aditya? , Taking no chances, Good luck, Aamir, Preity receives award, Shilpa on getting older
Aishwarya in Peru,No Abhimaan remake, Negligence,Lucky for me,Here I am, Helping Hand, Diving in, Style me, Cross-border adoption, Ravishing Raveena
The next generation makes its debut, Sunju the Politician, Smita's son makes his debut, One more NRI fare, Mithun and Rati together again, Big Star, Big Money, Shilpa receives award, Adult drooler on its way, Salman to celebrate with Katrina, Sridevi glitters
For a good cause, Boring blogger, Best of Vegetarians, Crorepati chooses money over Khan, Mira Nairs next, Will he make it this time, Tapan Sinha honored, Take it Easy, Critics bothered by Big B criticism, Indian film at Iranian Film Festival
And oh, plastic surgery helps too, Size zero doesn't suit me, Shah Rukh's new lady, Vivek's next, No.1 in an inconsequential poll, The Tour starts in July, One more conquest for Mallika, Akshay pins hopes on his next, My boyfriend is the secret of my fitness, Deepika in a double role again
An actor in Paris, Preity at Cannes, Security Force for Mallika, One more animated film, Biscuit Badshah, Ajay Devgan honored, Success smells sweet, Cricket woes, Salman on TV
Jewelry junkies, Tame book by Shobha , Model actor, Nagesh's ultimate love story, Proud father, Watchful Lara, Desi ghee is good, Proud feat, Mimoh feels lighter now, Anupam Kher makes a point, Padma Shri to Shyamalan