Getting waxed for ‘Paying Guests’ was torture: Shreyas Talpade

New Delhi, May 29: Talented actor Shreyas Talpade plays a woman in debutant director Paritosh Painter’s ‘Paying Guests’ and says getting his hair waxed for the role was extremely painful. He vows not to play a woman in near future.

‘Getting waxed for the role was a torture for me. It was like being in a delivery room. I was yelling like a mad dog while I was getting waxed. Even my wife Deepti got scared. She was with me when it was being done,’ Shreyas told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

Salman avoids Aishwarya, Shahrukh

Mumbai, May 29: Bollywood’s bad boy Salman Khan is in the news again for all the wrong reasons.

It’s not his reported breakup with girlfriend Katrina Kaif but his absence on Karan Johar’s birthday bash that has caught the eyes of the rumourmongers.

Buzz up!Almost all the who and who in Bollywood let their hair down on Karan’s birthday bash. Most of the family members of Salman Khan were also present at the party including his brothers Sohail Khan and wife Seema Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan. However, Salman’s conspicuous absence made the guests guessing.

Old heroes romancing young heroines

Mumbai, May 29: Older heroes romancing young heroines on screen was a trend that spelt box-office success last year.

There was the versatile Aamir Khan wooing the 24-year-old Asin in Ghajini, a nerdy-looking Shah Rukh Khan made debutante Anuskha Sharma (21) fall in love with him in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Salman Khan’s real-life lady love Katrina Kaif was paired opposite him in Yuvvraaj.

The trend worked vice-versa too, with Bipasha Basu, at 30, romancing Ranbir Kapoor, 26, in Bachna Ae Haseeno and Vidya Balan matching steps with Shahid Kapoor in Kismet Konnection.

Katrina denies split with Salman

Mumbai,May 29: As the news of her split with Salman Khan spreads like wild fire Katrina Kaif has gone into damage control mode. She has rubbished reports that Salman was throwing all her belongings from his Galaxy Apartments den.

Katrina said that she stays as an independent woman and there are no questions of any of her stuff lying with Salman and added that she had never even given a gift to Salman.

Buzz up!Katrina went on to say that her photograph is still hanging in the walls of Salman’s bedroom and there are no question of any trouble between them.

Ash gets grace marks with Sonam

Mumbai, May 28: After the Cannes’ red carpet fiasco, Sonam Kapoor who is a die-hard Aishwarya Bachchan fan (as per her own confession) walked up to the latter at Karan Johar’s birthday party on May 25 and extended an olive branch.
Sonam was excited about walking down the red carpet with Ash during the Cannes Film Festival, however, that didn’t happen.

Sonam and Ash represent the same beauty brand and chances are that these actresses might have to walk the red carpet at some event in the future. So the young Sonam wanted all to be well between her and Ash.

It’s official: Salman-Katrina have broken up

Mumbai,May 28: It’s been almost a year since the tense strains of the Salman-Katrina relationship have been visible to the public, and now, after months of speculation over the outcome of this growing tension, the couple has finally called it quits.

This breakup seems to have been in the pipeline for a while now, since rumours of both Salman’s and Katrina’s relationships with the likes of Asin and Ranbir Kapoor have made headlines for the last few months.

Mumbai cong to fund Slumdog kids’ homes

Mumbai,May 27: : The Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) led by Kripashankar Singh will bear the cost of the two Mhada tenements to be allotted to Slumdog Millionaire child stars-Mohammed Azharuddin and Rubina Qureshi. Each tenement has a carpet area of 180 sq ft and costs Rs 3 lakh.

The decision was taken in New Delhi. Speaking to TOI, Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh said, “I requested CM Ashok Chavan to expedite the process of allotting houses to these actors.

Salman throws Katrina out of his life

Mumbai,May 27: Salman Khan finally seems to have taken a final stand on ladylove Katrina Kaif. After repeatedly proposing her for marriage and being turned down each time, Salman seems to have had enough of Katrina Kaif.

He is now trying to remove Katrina’s memories from his house and has started removing all her belongings from his house.

Salman who recently left for London to shoot for his upcoming movie Veer made sure none of Katrina’s memories were left in his Galaxy Apartments den. Salman shares the apartment with his family and Katrina used to be a regular visitor.

Down the memory lane with Kimmy Katkar

Mumbai, May 27: Once sex symbol, now glam-mom. In her first interview in years, Kimmy Katkar opens up on her gritty fight for her son’s life and life after Bollywood

For starters, she was never Kimi. “It’s Kimmy Katkar. Someone spelt it wrong and it stuck. I hated it, ” says Katkar. She of the arched eyebrows and long legs, desi Jane to an eminently forgettable Tarzan, Jumma to a lusting Amitabh Bachchan in Hum, has just welcomed me to her home with a cool glass of iced tea.

Katrina leaves Salman in a lurch

Mumbai,May 27: Bollywood’s real life couple Katrina and Salman have been together since 2003 but haven’t tied the knot yet. And it seems that the couple is not thinking of walking down the aisle in the near future as well.

Katrina who is currently riding high on a popularity wave with promising projects like Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani, De Dana Dan and Rajniti is more keen to concentrate on her career. Salman on the other hand has already made a mark in the industry.

I am not a nude or topless model

New York, May 27: Salman Khan’s ‘special’ friend and Hollywood actress Claudia Ciesla is livid. And very rightly so! The Indian media has incorrectly ‘termed’ her a nude and a topless model. In an exclusive interview to a reporter, Claudia poured her heart out:

“I had done just one shoot 4 years ago and that too for a very prestigious international publication. That was at the beginning of my career, and while I won’t say it was a mistake; I may add in hindsight that it was an indiscretion.”

Aamir-SRK meet up

Mumbai, May 26: All those who think that after their high profile meet to resolve the producers-distributors’ ongoing strike against the multiplex lobby Aamir Khan Aamir and Shah Rukh KhanMore Pics
and Shah Rukh Khan haven’t come together again; here’s a piece of news.

The two actors who sent flashbulbs into a tizzy on April 7 at a hotel in Mumbai, met again at a suburban studio a few days ago to catch up with the producers and check what exactly is the status on the strike.

Neither our bodies were touching, nor are we kissing

Mumbai, May 24: After facing the wrath of political affiliates while doing a bold and scandalous bikini photo shoot for a men’s magazine, actress Neetu Chandra has now developed cold feet.

Recently, while the actress was shooting for The Man magazine at a 3-star hotel with model Krishikka Gupta, a group of regular male customers started shouting “Jai Maharashtra’ slogans and threatened action from Raj Thackeray’s Maharashrtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). They even tried to confiscate the camera, resulting in the shoot having to be abruptly called off.

Neetu Chandra in trouble for her ‘Lesbian’ photoshoot

Mumbai, May 24: Recently, when actress Neetu Chandra (of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! fame) agreed to do a bold photo shoot for a men’s magazine, she hardly realised it would spark controversy and outrage from political affiliates.

Neetu, who had agreed to do hot and sexy cover for ‘The Man’ magazine, was shooting along with model Krishikha Gupta outside the lobby of a 3-star hotel, when a group of the hotel’s regular male customers watching it by the pool, suddenly started raising strong objections, by indiscriminately shouting at her and the magazine crew.

Salman officially ‘accepts’ playboy playmate Claudia Ciesla

Mumbai, May 23: Heart throb and the darling of millions of women, Bollywood badshah Salman Khan has officially acknowledged German supermodel and Hollywood actress Claudia Ciesla as his “special friend”.

According to a report in a national Kolkatta-based newspaper, Salman Khan has ‘confirmed’ to the Indian press his friendship with Claudia and has even introduced her to his family’.

Asin New House / Apartment in Green Acres

Mumbai, May 23: Asin Thottumkal is finally ready to live independently. She recently moved out of her parents’ Lokhandwala apartment and has shifted into her own house at Green Acres, which is in the same locality. The actress permanently shifted base from Kerala to Mumbai once she made her mark in Bollywood with Ghajini after which she bagged films like London Dreams and The 19th Step among others.
A close friend of Asin said, “She has been house hunting since 2007. It took her two years to move out of her parents’ house. She decided to stay by herself the day she turned 21.”

Big B has less money than King Khan

Mumbai, May 23: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan might be a big fan of Indian Premier Legue but the actor says that he does not have enough money to buy a team.

“I dont have as much money as Shahrukh. He has money and so he owns a team,” the actor said in an interview to Zee news.

Like the millions of Indians, the mega star too loves cricket as he never misses IPL matches.

“I watch almost all the matches of IPL,” Bachchan said.

Soft Porn Film Titled Aishwarya

Mumbai, May 22: To apparently cash in on the popularity of top Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai , the makers of a soft porn film have titled it ‘Aishwarya’ and given it the catchy punchline – ‘Based on true rumours’.
Apart from the mainstream Hindi film industry, there also thrives an industry of soft porn films starring struggling girls from towns and cities. At times the makers of these films rope in girls who have facial resemblance to Bollywood actresses.

No pubs for Kareena!

Mumbai,May 21: Actress Kareena Kapoor has been losing sleep… and it’s not quite over Priyanka Chopra and ex-beau Shahid Kapoor’s alleged love affair.

Or so we’re told! “What else can you expect when you’re shooting for four films simultaneously?” says a friend of the actor. Currently working at completing 3 Idiots, Kambakkht Ishq, Agent Vinod, Qurbaan and Main Aur Mrs Khanna, Bebo now prides herself in not having slept a wink for 36 hours.

Lisa Ray in Hello’s ’50 Most beautiful’ list

Toronto, May 20: Lisa Ray, the Indian origin actress who catapulted to international recognition through Deepa Mehta’s Water has been featured in the Canadian edition of Hello magazine as one of the ’50 Most Beautiful People’ of the country.

The 37-year-old supermodel-turned-actress features along with Ruby Dhalla, a Canadian politician, in the list which features only two Indians, reported Hello online.

While reacting to her inclusion in the list, Lisa Ray said, “I guess I need to thank my parents for this. I am really proud to feature along with such prestigious people.”

Freida Pinto is miffed at blogs and websites

Mumbai, May 19: Freida Pinto instructs her lawyers to sue blogs using pics from a 2006 calendar shoot…. Websites and blogs are picking up pictures from an old calendar shoot she did in 2006.

The scans of her calendar made an appearance on the net a few weeks back. They were first uploaded on a US-based celebrity blog and were later picked up by many popular blogs and sites.

After seeing the old pics, the Slumdog Millionaire actress has now asked her lawyers to take legal action against any site making these pictures more popular.

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Shankaracharya calls Mallika Sherawat ‘Pure Soul’

Mumbai, May 10: Calling Mallika Sherawat ”a pure soul,” Shreemad Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shree Shree Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji, the 36th and present pontiff of Shree Ramachandrapura math, made a special invitation to Mallika Sherawat to visit his new ashram in Karnataka and organized a number of special pujas in her honor.

Shahrukh not selling his Knight Riders

Mumbai, May 01: Contrary to reports, Shahrukh Khan is not planning to sell his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which has performed shockingly poor in the ongoing tournament so far.

The passion that he puts in his work, SRK poured that in building up his IPL team, right from choosing the cheerleaders for KKR to the team’s extensive publicity campaign. But the team hasn’t performed up to the expectations of SRK and its many KKR fans.

Akshay Kumar too pricey for producers?

Mumbai, May 01: So what if his last two movies were duds? Akshay Kumar still demands an amount that can make any producer’s jaw drop.

Something like this happened with writer Rumi Jaffrey while directing the comedy film ‘Life Partner’. According to some reports, Akshay Kumar was approached to play one of the lead characters and the actor apparently made his dates available for the movie.