Salman Khan’s driver and bodyguard get into a fight!
Salman Khan, who is currently shooting in Sangam Mahuli in Satara district for Dabangg 2, decided to explore some villages near Panchgani. The actor accompanied by his driver and bodyguard, set out to explore after wrapping up the shooting. Mid way through the trip, Salman had the urge to ride back to the sets on his bike. So his bike was quickly transported the spot and Salman rode off, leaving his two staff members behind.
The driver, who was driving an Innova, slowed down because of the mist and fog. Some locales in a jeep tried to overtake him, but he didn’t give them way. The angry locals finally overtook the Innova and came to a halt before the car. Soon a fight erupted and the driver and bodyguard got beaten up by the locals. Both parties ended up in the local police station where they lodged a complaint against each other. Luckily for Salman, he had nothing to do with the incident or else it would have given boost to yet another controversy surrounding the Dabangg Khan!Click here to read more
Veteran Bollywood editor MS Shinde passes away
Veteran editor MS Shinde, who had won the Filmfare Award for his work on one of the most revered Bollywood films, Sholay, passed away in Dharavi, Mumbai today. He was 82.
Shinde was suffering from cancer. Apart from Sholay, the editor had worked on close to 50 films including Razia Sultana, Brahmachari, Seeta Aur Geeta, Shakti, Saagar, Shakti, Sohni Mahiwal and Shaan. He also edited Shahrukh Khan films Chamatkar, Ram Jaane and Zamaana Deewana (the last film of his career).Click here to read more
Om Puri health scare dismissed
It seems Bollywood actors are having a tough time shooting in Uttar Pradesh. Recently there were reports of Dhanush falling ill with flu on sets of his film Raanjhnaa in Varanasi. Shooting in the same location, Om Puri was knocked out of action. While shooting for his political satire titled Rambhajan Zindabad, the actor was struck with typhoid and was under the weather for a few days. A source from the sets said that Om started shivering after waking up from his afternoon siesta, and displayed symptoms of a fever. The film unit informed the doctors immediately and took the veteran actor to a nearby hospital.
Yesterday, on Sunday, Om was discharged after the doctors declared his condition was stable and the actor immediately reported on the sets to resume shooting the remaining six days of his schedule. The film, which also stars Rajpal Yadav and Shweta Bharadwaj, has already faced issues earlier with rains forcing the producers to stall the shoot for two days in a row. Well, we wish Om Puri a speedy recover, and wish him luck for the film where he also plans to make his debut in singing!Click here to read more
Actor-director Dinesh Thakur passes away
Veteran Bollywood, television and theatre actor and director Dinesh Thakur breathed his last today (September 20) in a Mumbai hospital. He was 65. Thakur had been ailing with kidney problems for a while and had little money to cover his medical expenses.
The veteran made his Bollywood debut with Gulzar’s Mere Apne in 1971. After working in Basu Bhattacharya’s Anubhav in the same year, he bagged a major role in Basu Chatterjee’s Filmfare Award-winning movie Rajinigandha (1974) and went on to act in several films including Kalicharan (1976), The Burning Train (1980) and the more recent Fiza (2000). He also wrote films and won a Filmfare Best Story Award for Ghar (1978). Click here to read more
Navraj Kwatra murder case: Police recovers pornographic CDs
Navraj Kwatra, the 65-year-old son of the eminent write Amrita Pritam, was found dead in suspicious circumstances. Police recovered pornographic CDs – featuring struggling Bollywood starlets – from his flat. Kwatra, a photographer, stayed alone at his ground floor flat in LIC Colony in Borivali.
He was strangled to death by two unidentified assailants last Friday. Police investigations also revealed that CCTVs were installed in the flat’s bedroom and bathroom. Condoms (mostly female), Viagra pills and sex toys were also recovered from his apartment. The police are questioning the small time models and struggling Bollywood female actors who featured in the pictures and videos.Click here to read more
Salman Khan shoots special film for Indo-Tibetan Border Police!
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police had a special guest from B-town to promote their upcoming marathon in the Capital. None other than Salman Khan flew down from Mumbai to endorse the special do. Bhai promoted ‘Run for the nation’ marathon to be held on October 7 in New Delhi. What’s more, the Ek Tha Tiger actor shot a special film to appeal to the youth to run for the marathon. Salman also encouraged youngsters to join the security forces in the short film.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is celebrating its golden jubilee year in 2012. It was raised in 1962 to counter the Chinese aggression. At present, a 60,000-strong force guards the 3,488km long border.Click here to read more
Saif Ali Khan questioned by Enforcement Directorate
On September 8, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned actor Saif Ali Khan in an eight-year-old case of importing a high-end car from Dubai. An official said Saif was called in for questioning and his statement on the the mode of payment and the car’s subsequent transfer to India recorded. The case goes back to 2004 when the actor had allegedly purchased a Toyota Land Cruiser from Dubai. The car was however, imported to India under the transfer of residence rules by a Kerala resident named Kolangara Mohammad.
The Customs department, which was initially investigating the case, maintained it has reasons to believe that Mohammad could not afford such a car. Their special investigation and intelligence branch felt that the transfer of residence rule was allegedly misused in the case. In 2006, the Customs had roped in the ED after they found that a large sum of money was withdrawn from a bank account in Mumbai, which allegedly belonged to the actor.Click here to read more
Did Shahrukh Khan’s film with Yash Chopra finally get a name?
It is a rare thing that a big ticket film is almost up for release, but it still doesn’t have a name. Everybody was surprised when the teaser trailer of director Yash Chopra’s Shahrukh Khan-Katrina Kaif-Anushka Sharma starrer was released along with Salman Khan’s Eid release, Ek Tha Tiger. The reason behind the surprise was that it didn’t have a name. It was called ‘A Yash Chopra Romance’. Soon after that there were rumours that the romantic film has been named Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum, which was later denied by the makers. It has been a while since that denial and now we hear that the musical has been named Yaara Silli Silli. There is no official confirmation about this development, but wethinks this might not be the name of Chopra Sr’s Diwali offering. We wonder why is it taking the makers so long to name their film, especially when they can use the expertise of their lyricist, Gulzar. We don’t think he would take so long to come up with a name. If nothing else, the legendary writer can always coin a brand new word for the film’s title. Watch this space for more gossip about this Yash Raj film.
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Chakravyuh song Tata, Birla is a ‘personal attack: Censor board
We wonder why filmmaker Prakash Jha’s films always run in to some trouble or the other before their release. His latest film Chakravyuh, starring Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol and Esha Gupta, has courted controversy, too. This time, it’s not for any issue but for a song that names the country’s top industrialists, and also an international one.
Featuring Abhay and sung by Kailash Kher, the song goes thus: Tata, Birla, Ambani aur Bata, sab ne hai desh ko kaata. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refused to pass the song not once but twice, as it felt the lyrics seemed like a personal attack. Click here to read more