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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Megan Fox is no fan of nude scenes

Megan FoxAmerican actress Megan Fox has revealed that doing nude scenes is not really her cup of tea.

Even though Fox, 22, may seem to be free-spirited, she insists that having to do a number of nude scenes in her latest movie "Jennifer''s Body" was not enjoyable.

"I have a few love scenes. I eat and seduce everyone - boys and girls. There''s a lot of kissing and craziness. It was awkward, it''s always awkward and it''s never fun," Daily Telegraph quoted Fox as telling Fox news.

"Johnny Simmons and I got really close and became really good friends, so it was hard not to just laugh hysterically and endlessly.

"So I''m kissing him and he''s like my brother - it was really awful. He got spit in my mouth and it was gross," she said.I''m not comfortable with it at all. It annoys me," she revealed.

"I don''t leave my home ever. If it do, it''s to go to KFC, so I''m not involved in Hollywood at all. I don''t ever read anything about myself - people that I know that have Google alerts on themselves are all crazy.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Now Watch Hot Mallika Sherawat in Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam

It must be really impossible to make a comedy like that—no one else has been able to do it. Look how badly this one crumbles in its zealous effort. Every dialogue strives to make you laugh, every act tries too hard. By the end, you’re the one who’s tired.

Writer-director Sanjay Chhel (Khoobsoorat, Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa) says in an interview that his film is “on the lines of” Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. But it’s more like a replication. Maan Gaye replaces the Mahabharata dramatisation and in comes the Mughal-E-Azam story.

If you remember well, the original’s hilarious climax also incorporated the Anarkali-Salim love story. Other similarities include the theatre set-up, goofy antics on stage, and even a corpse (parked on skates here) makes a fleeting appearance. Come to think of it, even the two titles have an uncannily similar ring to it.

The story starts and we’re introduced to Kalakar Theatre Company that’s staging a cheesy, rabble-rousing play called India Jaago. Paresh Rawal plays the earnest actor Uday Shankar Mazumdar, who’s nuts about his actress wife Shabnam (Mallika Sherawat) and suspicious of other men eying her. Young, beautiful Shabnam wants to become a film heroine and find new romance. The play comes under fire from the local Goa police and under duress, they have to stage their old Salim-Anarkali love yarn.

Poor Uday Shankar must compete with a new admirer, a young chap (Rahul Bose) who’s a RAW agent. He’s arrived in the city to prevent a don (Dawood caricature as usual) from masterminding the serial Bombay blasts (the film is set in `93). In doing so—the play, the love triangle, extraneous characters like a local bhai and a ghazal singer who’s supporting the “jihad”—all get mixed up.

For ‘laughs’ you have the actor playing Salim saying in Dilip-Kumar style: “takhliyan” and then “fuck off” (non-beeped). Other dialogues go like this: one character says baal baal bach gaye. The other who’s wearing false hair says: wig wig bach gaye. Prince Salim chortles: Anaru, I am your kangaroo. Sherawat is referred to as “item” throughout.

Other chaotic scenes have Rahul Bose’s character in a suit, on stage by accident, hiding his face with costume armour. In another scene, Anarkali’s lost contact lens has all the actors down on their knees looking for it… while the play continues. These stretched situations are broken by songs, each looking identical.

Paresh Rawal is so genuinely and impossibly funny—those are the only portions you really enjoy. Mallika Sherawat is in top form as in Ugly Aur Pagli. Like in the former, she does that blowing-hair-off-her-forehead routine. Rahul Bose looks dishy and does surprisingly well in the comic scenes. One wonders why he didn’t give commercial films a thought much earlier. Kay Kay Menon is dependably good. All the other actors—a talented bunch—are monumentally wasted.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Himesh makes a ‘hatless’ show in ‘Karzzz’ promo

New Delhi, Aug 18: Himesh Reshammiya, the singer, composer and actor, is all set to sway the crowds with his ‘hatless’ look in the upcoming Bollywood flick ‘Karzzz’. Going by the looks of the promo of the movie, Himesh has gone for a complete makeover this time, and the visibly leaner actor is even flaunting a more ‘in’ hairstyle (this could be figured easily as the promo flaunts his ‘Himesh-sans-cap’ look!)

Himesh is working hard to gather due credit for ‘Karzzz’, for he is the actor-composer-singer, in the movie. The promo has used all the new-age editing effects, and is almost on the verge of putting Reshamiya on the league of international singer-actors who act, compose and sing in their movies.

The movie is a remake of 1980, Rishi Kapoor starrer ‘Karz’, and the crooner will have to do justice to the example set by the veteran actor. He will serenade Urmila Matondkar, and debutante Shweta Kumar in the reincarnation-themed flick. This theme was quite popular in the 80s, and Rishi Kapoor had quite mastered the ‘lost-memory’ expression, but it will be touched upon after a long hiatus in contemporary Bollywood.

Let’s see if we find Himesh up to par to carry the weight of expectations his role has set on him. Whatever the outcome, ‘Karzzz’ will surely give the producer his due, for people do go to watch Himesh belt out his nasal numbers – loving him or hating him! What’s more, Himesh will even get to do some high-octane action sequence in this masala-movie!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

You may just get hooked

You know the best thing about these reality shows? They beg you to be judgmental. They go out of their way to grab your attention, have an opinion, however harsh, about them. Even if briefly, it puts the viewer in a powerful spot.The ones out to seek attention aren't doing it for charity either. They make their own money, an attractive amount too.And so whether you enjoy it, feel apathetic or plain disgusted, reality TV, for the time being is here to stay. Welcome to yet another show and its star-anchor. This time it is Shilpa Shetty [Images]. After what Big Brother did for her career, she has every reason to promote the cause, as the glamorous hostess of the second season of Big Boss.

The series, which kick-started Sunday on Colors, had a perky Ms Shetty in a flashy red sari, announcing its 14 participants to the viewers. Sorry guys, no Sherlyn Chopra [Images] or Mithun Chakravarthy on board. Coming back to Shilpa, she isn't half bad. Despite a hideous sari, her confidence remains intact as she excitedly takes you inside the spacious yet strictly functional albeit claustrophobic Big Boss house or playfully introduces the anxious contestants.

Often that constant smirk on her face appears to be mocking the unsuspecting participants with a 'Been there, done that. Your turn now!' If only, she wouldn't keep repeating, 'I am luvin' it'. It might make McDonalds happy but it gets annoyingly tiresome after a while.The idea is simple. Fourteen folks, thrown in together, forced to co-exist and perform assigned tasks for 84 days with the camera, 32 of them, documenting each and every move. If you enjoyed Ravi Kisshen's gyaan and Rakhi Sawant's drama queen act in the first season, chances are you may get hooked on second time as well.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Rihanna Topples Katy Perry On Hot 100

Rihanna's "Disturbia" puts an end to the seven-week run at No. 1 by Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" on the Billboard Hot 100, rising 3-1 after selling 148,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Rihanna's fourth chart-topper here, tying her with Beyonce and Mariah Carey for the most by a female artist this decade.

Chris Brown's "Forever" holds at No. 2, while "I Kissed a Girl" slides to No. 3. Another Rihanna song, "Take a Bow," remains at No. 4, followed by M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," which jumps from No. 16 to a career-best No. 5 as the chart's top digital gainer. The track, which sold more than 136,000 downloads, appears in the trailer for the new comedy "Pineapple Express."

Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" slips 5-6, Kardinal Offishall's "Dangerous" featuring Akon holds at No. 7 and Lil Wayne's "A Milli" falls 6-8. Rounding out the top 10, the Jonas Brothers' 'Burnin' Up" rises 11-9, and Ne-Yo's "Closer" stays at No. 10.

The chart's top debut comes from another Jonas Brothers song with the title track to their new album, "A Little Bit Longer." The track starts at No. 11 with 131,000 downloads; the album of the same name is a lock to debut next week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Also new is rapper the Game's "My Life" featuring Lil Wayne at No. 21.

On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "A Milli" dethrones Keyshia Cole's long-running No. 1, "Heaven Sent." Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like" featuring Chris Brown and Sean Garrett is the top debut at No. 73.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Katz and Akshay get talking

The age difference between them is, well, considerable. But there’s no denying Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif are Bollywood’s Jodi No. 1.

On screen and in the three films — well four, with Singh is Kinng — they’ve done together, Akki and Kat are simply magic. In person, talking exclusively together for the first time and to TOI over soup and salad at Thai Pavilion, the two make a rollicking couple. And they give the impression of being great buddies who are oblivious that the lights and camra have been switched off, the action has stopped, and pack-up has been ordered. The vibe between them is electric, but if there is sexual chemistry as well, it was missing at that moment. The conversation was as saucy and spicy as the food...

Shilpa Shetty, winner of last season's reality series, Big Brother UK, has been roped in to host the Indian version of the show -- Big Boss season 2.

Rajul Hegde caught up with her to know more. Excerpts:

What made you decide to host this show?

The reason I agreed to do Big Boss 2 is because I was familiar with the format. It makes it easier for me to empathise with the housemates. I will be the only connection between them and the outside world. I am sure it is not going to be easy for them and I wish them good luck. I am looking forward to be part of this show.

Do you feel that before entering this show, the contestants should take up some sort of relaxation course to keep their mind fresh and calm?

Firstly, those who actually take part in this show will not have anything to hide. Secondly, they are confident of themselves and want to be famous overnight.

When I joined Big Brother I went with the mindset that I have nothing to fear as this was not my first time before the camera. Despite that, I thought I would be out in the first week. Being in Big Brother teaches you a lot. There are lot of highs and lows. And it's a learning curve and viewers will really know everything about you in this show. That is why reality shows really work on television. It's a great form of entertainment at other people cost.(laughs)