Monday, 24 February 2014

Ajith postpones his surgery

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Ajith postpones his surgery


We had earlier reported that Ajith was all set to undergo a surgery sometime by the end of 2013. The actor had sustained injuries on his leg while he was shooting for Arrambam, and had decided to postpone the surgery until he finishes Veeram. However, we have now learnt that he might not be getting himself operated upon for this whole year.

A source close to the actor says, "Ajith will commence work on his film with Gautham Menon soon, and wants to keep himself fit for the project. He has been hitting the gym and has kept himself occupied. Whenever the pain surfaces, he tries some self-healing method. He isn't too keen on a surgery, and is trying to keep himself agile by performing exercises under the guidance of a trainer."

Meanwhile, there was buzz that Anushka might not be teaming up with Ajith in his film with Gautham Menon. The source says, "That's untrue. Gautham and his team are planning to come out with an official announcement soon."

Veena Malik is now Mrs. Asad Khan Khattak

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Veena Malik is now Mrs. Asad Khan Khattak


Veena Malik finally married Asad Bashir Khan Khattak in closely guarded western ceremony with a few family friends. After the wedding ceremony was over, the bride and the groom came out for a photo op and posed for the photographers.

The wedding took place on one of the world's most luxurious cruise of USA- 'Spirit of Washington'. Both of them exchanged vows. Asad's elder brother Arshad Khattak was the best man and the host for the wedding.

The Malik-Khan wedding festivities started a few weeks before the marriage. It took place away from the media glare and without any of the couple's friends from the film industry.

After their quiet wedding, the couple intends to send sweets to people from the industry.

They have remained tight lipped about their post marriage plans, though Veena will take a sabbatical it seems.

Yami Gautam relates to 'Total Siyapaa' character

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Yami Gautam relates to 'Total Siyapaa' character


Actress Yami Gautam says she can relate to her character in her forthcoming film "Total Siyapaa" because she has experienced the same situations in real life.

A cross-border love story, Yami is seen as Punjabi girl Asha who falls in love with a Pakistani, Aman, played Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar.

"I think in terms of situations and gravity of the problems, I am little closer to Asha," Yami said Sunday here while promoting her film.

She says there are days when you think "today everything will be perfect" as "I have planned everything. I will get the guy to meet my mom, will do this and that... will have everything under my control, but eventually everything happens just opposite."

"So, I have had these situations and I know how it feels at that time," added the actress who bowed in Bollywood with " Vicky Donor".

However, she feels unlike her, Asha is over-confident.

"Asha is a bit over-confident. You would have seen in the teaser that how cleverly she tells only half-truth to her mom that he is a Muslim. But she keeps the other part of the story hidden," Yami said.

Directed by E. Niwas and written by Neeraj Pandey, "Total Siyapaa" also features Kirron Kher and Anupam Kher. It is slated to release March 7.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Tabu, who got asphyxiated, is fine

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Tabu, who got asphyxiated, is fine


Tabu, who got asphyxiated while shooting for Haider in Kashmir, texted to say that she is fine.

The actress got breathless while warming herself in front of a bonfire at the location and had to be rushed to a hospital. She was apologetic that the shooting was disrupted for a day on account of her health. Being the professional she is, Tabu was on her feet the next morning.

Be your wife's best friend: Vidya Balan

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Be your wifes best friend: Vidya Balan


Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan, who play Siddharth and Trisha in Shaadi Ke Side/Effects, have been playing agony uncle and aunt to real-life couples in a special column. Here's the duo again, offering quick-fix solutions to relationship problems.

I got married recently and I'm having a very stressful time. When I do what my wife says, she thinks that I have no brains and can't think for myself. And when I do something by myself, she again thinks that I have no brains and I should have listened to her instead! I am very confused! Help! Sid: Challenge your wife to a tough crossword game. But make sure you know the answers beforehand. Once you win, remind her of this game for the rest of your happily married life. Caution: Never ever ever ever let her find out that you cheated. Trisha: Every time she says, 'you have no brains', you tell her that she chose you for your brain, so it's her fault.

Once my husband forgot my mother's birthday and I got upset, so he got us gifts. Recently, I got him a gift without an occasion. He thinks that I have done something wrong and refuses to see reason. His suspicions are driving me mad. Wife in distress! Sid: Out with it now. What have you really done? Trisha: Take back the gift and let him keep wondering what wrong he has done... Hehe!

During my proposal to my girlfriend, I told her that I found my best friend, lover and partner for life in her. Now, when I want to hang with my male buddies, my wife insists on coming along — she says I only said that we are each other's best friends. Then she promises that she will come for a short time, but stays for the entire evening. She does this every single time! Sid: Just pray. There is no other way. Anything you say will put you in danger buddy. Trisha: Be her best friend and tell her the truth. She will appreciate it and if she doesn't, I didn't say this.

CCL is all about the spirit of the game : Shruti Haasan

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CCL is all about the spirit of the game : Shruti Haasan


In the midst of all the excitement surrounding the nail-biting finishes in CCL 4, actress Shruti Haasan is thrilled about how the event has evolved over the past few years. In 2013, she was chosen as the brand ambassador of Chennai Rhinos and earlier this year, she was named as the brand ambassador of CCL.

Interestingly, she went on to act in a string of successful films in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi in the past one year. "I'm from Chennai and I was more than happy to cheer for the Chennai Rhinos last year. I'm really fond of the Telugu and Hindi film industries as well. So, there's no question of being partial to any team. Besides, it is a lot convenient for me to cheer for everyone," shares Shruti.

"The best part of CCL," she says, "is that it has brought the film fraternities from different regions under one umbrella. As actors, our interactions with each other are quite limited. Be it award ceremonies or other such rare occasions, no other event gives us the scope as CCL does, to bond with each other. And I think that's a great thing." Shruti admits that she was quite fond of the game as a kid; however, she hasn't played the game in years.

Beyond all the fun and frolic associated with the tournament, Shruti reveals that it's heartening to see actors play their heart out. "It is all about the spirit of the game. Whether you are a star or not, we have seen how passionate everyone is about winning. It's not everyday that you get to see so many actors come together to play. For people too, it's a different experience, because they get to see their favourite actors in a completely different light," avers Shruti.

Despite her hectic shooting schedule over the last couple of months, during which she had been shuttling between Mumbai and Hyderabad, Shruti attended almost all the CCL matches. Ask her how she managed it and pat comes the reply, "You know, these days, all I know is when I have to eat, sleep and wake up. But I have a great team who tell me what to do."

The actor has just wrapped up shooting for her upcoming Telugu film, Race Gurram, for which she has also sung a peppy soundtrack. "I've been quite fortunate to have worked with several musicians including Ilayaraja, Harris Jayaraj among others. I love Thaman's rhythmic programming in his composition and it's so energetic. It's also the first time I've sung a song in the electronic music genre in Telugu," she reveals.

Meanwhile, she has been reportedly approached for Mani Ratnam's upcoming multi-starrer and another Tamil film with Vishal is on the cards. "It's too early to talk about my next set of projects," she signs off.

Watch CCL LIVE on Rishtey. The finals will take place in LB Stadium, Hyderabad on February 23, 5 pm.

Jackie Chan urges fans to avoid rhino horn products

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Jackie Chan urges fans to avoid rhino horn products


Jackie Chan recently stood up against the use of rhino horn products and has called for a boycott for the same.

The 'Rush Hour' actor, in a new public service announcement, asked his fans to boycott products made from rhino horns with an intention to stop their senseless slaughter, Contactmusic reported.

With an aim to oppose the homicide of rhinos for their horns, the 59-year-old martial artist filmed a video for organizers at the African Wildlife Foundation and WildAid.

Chan stated that everyone pays for guns, bullets, arrows, chainsaws, axes and machetes to hack off the face of the rhino, and shells out money for the life of a beautiful creature, asserting that one should avoid buying products made from rhino horn and when the buying stops, the killing can be stopped as well.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills

Nani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills - CineDen

Nani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills

Nani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills - CineDenNani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills - CineDen

Nani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills

Nani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills - CineDenNani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills - CineDen

Nani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills

Nani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills - CineDen

Nani and Vaani Kapoor in Aaha Kalyanam (2014) Tamil and Telugu Movie Stills

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Lily Cole buys a bookshop

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Lily Cole buys a bookshop


British model-turned-actress Lily Cole has bought a bookshop here to save it from closure.

Cole became involved with Claire de Rouen Books, which specialises in photography and fashion, after the death of its founder left it in jeopardy.

She bought the store with her friend Lucy Moore, who now runs the shop in the Soho area of the capital, and Cole is proud to be keeping the business alive.

"I part own a bookshop for some strange coincidence of reasons, and it is one of the best things I part own in my life, or own in my life," she told the London Evening Standardnewspaper.

"Every time I come, I walk by, I come upstairs and I look around and see what is new and open and find new treasures and discoveries, I feel so proud of it," she added.