Archive for the 'bollywood' Category

16
Mar
09

Neha Dhupia wants to work with SRK

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Former Miss India Neha Dhupia, who has as many as five films lined up this year, says winning a beauty  pageant is no guarantee of striking gold in Bollywood and that it’s only hard work that finally counts.

“It’s not easy to create a place for yourself in Bollywood even if you have a pageant behind you. No one in the industry was holding special carpets  for me because I had won the Miss India contest. You have to work hard if you want to prove something. It’s taken me a long time to carve a niche for myself, but I’m glad that finally I have done it,” Neha told IANS on phone from Goa.

The actress is set to appear in five movies this year – Paying Guest with Mukta Arts, Pappu Can’t Dance Saala and Raat Gayi Baat Gayi by actor-director Saurabh Shukla, Raftaar co-starring Emraan Hashmi and Priyadarshan’s De Dhana Dan.

In Pappu Can’t Dance Saala, her first release this year, Neha is acting along with funny man Vinay Pathak.

“In this comedy film I’m doing with Vinay Pathak, I play the role of a Maharashtrian back-up dancer. It was something very different for me because I’m not a Maharashtrian. I had to learn the mannerisms of the character, who is a complete brat and a bully, but Saurabh (Shukla) helped me a lot,” she explained.

Neha maintains that she has become more careful while choosing projects as she doesn’t want to get typecast in a certain role.

“I’m holding myself back now and doing only interesting projects.”

After winning the Miss India crown in 2002, Neha stepped into Bollywood with 2003 Qayamat: City Under Threat, which starred Ajay Devgan. She got noticed when she did the bold Julie in 2004, but got typecast in a glamorous image.

She went on to do films like Kyaa Kool Hai Hum and Shootout At Lokhandwala, but she tried to break her glam image with Chup Chup Ke, Mithya, Maharathi and Dasvidaniya.

“I feel in our industry you get typecast instantly. When I started off I was offered other roles as well, but I chose the ones I did and got stuck with one image, which was hard to break. That was a mistake and I’ve learnt from that. There was no guiding force for me when I entered Bollywood,” Neha said.

Like many others in Bollywood, Neha too admits she would love to work with Shah Rukh Khan and Mani Ratnam, but adds that she doesn’t consider anyone her competition in the industry.

“I don’t consider anyone my competition. Everyone is great and so talented. Why compete? I would rather be a collective part of the industry,” the actress said.

12
Mar
09

Kareena will be Mrs Khanna in July

kareenakapoorsadUTV Spot Boy in collaboration with Sohail Khan Productions is all set to release Kareena- Salman starrer Main Aur Mrs Khanna on 3rd July, 2009.

Main Aur Mrs Khanna s is about Samir and Raina who have a fairy-tale marriage. Samir has an immensley satisfying professional life and they both have love  and a great relatioship to keep them together until one wrong decision forces them to part ways, maybe forever!

Main Aur Mrs Khanna is a beautifully woven film with a simple story line. This is surely to strike the right chord with the audience like our other films. And with such a talented bunch of actors and team I am sure the film will garner accolades from the audience is what Vikas Behl, the COO of UTV Spot Boy had to say on this project.

After winning the hearts of the audience and critical acclaim with a mixed bag of films like Aamir, Welcome to Sajjanpur and Dev D, UTV Spot Boy is all set to present another interesting film.

Main Aur Mrs Khanna which is to release on 3rd July, 2009 stars Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor & Sohail Khan and is a co-production with Sohail Khan Productions. Continuing its vision of inducting a new talent pool into Bollywood, UTV Spot Boy is once again vouching for a debutant director Prem Soni with this film.

28
Feb
09

Shahid, Vidya’s evening out

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Perfect: Shahid Kapur was seen with his Kismat Konnection co-star Vidya Balan at the grand finale of a reality show.

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Njoy!!: Shahid was seen enjoying every bit of the show.