ALTHOUGH his film, Ek Tha Tiger, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, is doing well at the box office, director Kabir Khan is not overjoyed as the film has been banned in Pakistan, reports NDTV.com.
“It is sad a film that promotes peace and friendship has fallen victim to politics,“ says Khan who elaborates that “it is not about the money but that a film with good intentions failed to be released in Pakistan though places like Dubai and London, which have a mixed population of Indians and Pakistanis, have reacted positively to the film.“
Ek Tha Tiger‘s first day collection surpassed that of Shah Rukh Khan‘s Ra.One and Hrithik Roshan‘s Agneepath, both released last year.
Trisha, Rana to tie knot
WORD is out that Kollywood actress Trisha Krishnan is set to marry her boyfriend, Tollywood actor Rana Dagubatti, reports BollywoodMantra.com. They have kept their relationship under wraps for a long time.
Rana was rumoured to have dated Bipasha Basu after her break-up with long-time boyfriend John Abraham.
Both Trisha and Rana were not successful in Bollywood. Trisha starred alongside Akshay Kumar in Khatta Meetha (2010), which did not fare well, while Rana’s acting in Dum Maro Dum (2011), failed to sparkle.
Trisha was recently seen at Rana’s sister’s engagement in Hyderabad. Rumour has it that the couple will marry at the end of next year.
SHILPA Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra has spilled the beans that Vivek Oberoi and his wife Priyanka are expecting their first child. “Congratulating my dear friend @vivek_oberoi and his wife Priyanka on the good news and welcoming them to parenthood soon!” tweeted Raj.
Priyanka is two months pregnant, confirmed The Times of India. The baby will be due sometime in February or March next year. Vivek married Priyanka in 2010.
Vivek is said to have asked for some time off from work to be with his wife. He is currently working on several films including Kismat Love Paisa Dilli, Jayantibhai Ki Love Story, Krissh 3, Zilla Ghaziabad and Grand Mastiare.
Bruna denies marriage rumour
BRAZILIAN model-turned-actress Bruna Abdullah, who starred in Billa 2 recently, has brushed aside rumours that she is married, reports Bollywoodlife.com.
“There is not even an iota of truth in the reports. It’s just a rumour. Even some of my friends checked with me after they came to know about this. Only after that I realised the power of gossip.”
She also wants to do more South Indian films after seeing the way fans celebrate actors and actresses in India.
“Though my role in Billa 2 was small, I am being noticed,” she said. “Working with Ajith and director Chakri Toleti was a nice experience. I had a nice start with Billa 2.”
Bruna is a Brazilian of Indian descent.
Early release for 3-D Sivaji
THE 3-D version of his 2011 film, Sivaji The Boss, is slated for release this Deepavali but superstar Rajinikanth has asked filmmakers AVM Productions, to release it earlier so that actor Vijay’s film Thupakki and Suriya’s film, Maatraan, also slated for Deepavali release, will not suffer poor ticket sales, reports IndiaGlitz.com.
Quoting sources, the report said that the superstar did not want the two actors’ films to face a setback because his 3-D film is expected to rake in a big chunk at the box office.
Although it is Kochadaiyaan producer Soundarya Ashwin’s wish that her production would be her father’s first 3-D film, Rajnikanth has asked his daughter to hold the Kochadaiyaan release until after Sivaji the Boss in 3-D is out.
Shruthi the believer
ALTHOUGH it’s known that Kollywood ace Kamalhaasan is an atheist, his daughter Shruthi Haasan, is not. The young star has said that she believes in God, reports Southdreamz.com.
“There was no pooja room in my home since my father is a non-believer. But I started believing in the Almighty and I have complete trust in Him,” said Shruthi.
“I frequently visit temples. And my father has not asked me about this,” said the actress-singer-music composer.
The young star, who tasted success in 7am Arivu, is focusing on her music career now as she has not had many offers to act in Tamil films. “I don’t know what actress Shruthi would do after 10 years. But I am sure musician Shruthi would be performing.”
Tight security for Khan film
THE cast and crew of Yash Chopra’s upcoming yet-to-be titled film are in Kashmir to shoot several scenes, reports BollywoodMantra.com. The state is one of the favourite shooting locations for films made under the Yash Raj Films banner.
Yash Chopra wants to shoot scenes involving Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, the lead stars of the film. Kashmir has a turbulent political past and, with mega star Shah Rukh in the film, shooting will be done under tight security.
Both Jammu and Kashmir police are on hand to keep watch during the filming which will take place at the Phalgam region as well as in Ladakh. Shah Rukh was in Ladakh for a scene in Dil Se in 1998.
A major part of the film has been shot in London. The film is slated for a Deepavali release on Nov 13.