MASALA MIX: Kareena to retain surname


THE soon-to-wed Kareena Kapoor will retain her name after marriage to Saif Ali Khan on Oct 17, reports The Times of India.

Unlike Saif’s mother, actress Sharmila Tagore who took on the name Ayesha Begum after marrying Saif’s father, Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan, who was the nawab of Pataudi. Kareena will retain her surname.

“Saif doesn’t want me to change anything about myself, including my name, after marriage. So I will be Kareena Kapoor Khan. That means I have the privilege of having two of the most powerful surnames in Bollywood attached to my name,” said Kareena. “My signature will have a triple K — KKK,” she beamed.

Kareena  comes from the legendary Kapoor family of Bollywood. Her great grandfather was Prithviraj Kapoor, her grandfather, the legendary Raj Kapoor, her uncles Shammi Kapoor, Sashi Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor, and her father Randhir Kapoor.

The much-awaited wedding of Saif and Kareena will likely be a private affair at the Pataudi Palace, Saif’s ancestral home, attended only by family members.

Aishwarya and baby to join Abhishek
ABHISHEK Bachchan, who is currently shooting Dhoom 3 in Chicago, wants his wife Aishwarya Rai and baby Aaradhya to join him soon, reports

Lead actor Aamir Khan already has his wife Kiran Rao and baby son Azad in Chicago to keep him company. The shooting  has been scheduled for three months. Aamir has rented a house there and as such gets to spend time with his wife and son after work.

This has probably prompted Abhishek to have his family over, too. Reports state that Aishwarya  and Aaradhya will leave for Chicago soon. Recently Aamir and Abhishek were photographed enjoying a roller coaster ride at Chicago’s Six Flags Amusement Park.

Hollywood stint for Karine
BOLLYWOOD actress Zarine Khan, a Katrina Kaif look-alike, has been offered a role in a Hollywood movie, reports The Times of India.

At the launch of a cosmetic brand in Mumbai recently, she said: “I have been offered the film but I am thinking about it. It is a thriller called Chimera, opposite Billy Zane. I have read the script.”
Chimera is based on the novel The Fallen Angel.

Zarine debuted in Bollywood film Veer (2010), starring Salman Khan. Word was out then that Salman chose a Katrina Kaif look-alike for his film as he had just broken up with Katrina and wanted a “substitute”.

She had minor roles in Ready (2012), Housefull 2 (2012) and the forthcoming Tamil period film Karikalan alongside Vikram. She will star again with Salman in a film titled Partner 2 next year.

Asked about her limited movie offers, Zarine said: “I really don’t want to be in the race of newcomers, who are just running after the projects. It’s not that I haven’t been offered roles in films. I received a lot of offers after Housefull 2, but I want to take my time and do quality work rather than quantity.”

All abuzz about Talaash
THE recently-released trailer of Talaash, starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji has set netizens abuzz, as the psychological thriller is trending high on Twitter, reports

Talaash is a crime thriller about a cop working on a strange series of accidents that occurred at the same spot in the city. Things reach a climax when a film star dies in an accident that looks set up.

In investigating the case, Inspector Shekhawat (Aamir) seeks the help of a sex worker named Rozy (Kareena). Meanwhile, he is himself tormented by his troubled past, an accident that he can’t forgive himself for. Rani Mukerji plays his wife. Directed by Reema Kagti, the film is slated for release on Nov 30.

Vadivelu’s big comeback
KOLLYWOOD comedian Vadivelu who has been out of the limelight for more than a year is planning for a big comeback. He is ready to play the lead role in the sequel to his blockbuster, Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi, reports

The comedian is said to be busy with preliminary works related to the film and will make an official announcement when things fall into place. He’s also said to be working on two other projects although the details are not known yet.

Vadivelu faced a setback when the DMK party he campaigned for in the recent Indian election, suffered a defeat. As such, he fell out of favour with filmmakers who seem to have pledged their alliance to the ruling party.

Amala returns to silver screen
SHE was the leading Kollywood actress in the 1980s and has wowed filmgoers with her Pan Indian looks. Although actress Amala left filmdom after her marriage to Telegu actor Nagarjun, she will be making a comeback in the soon-to-be-released Telegu film titled Life Is Beautiful, reports The Times Of India.

Knowing that Amala’s Kollywood fans would want to see her again on the silver screen, director Sekhar Kammula has decided to also release the film in Tamil.

Amala plays a widowed parent. “It’s not a comeback really... I’ve been playing mum at home... only now I’ll be doing it in Sekhar’s film,” said Amala.

Her famous Tamil films include Mythili Ennai Kathali (1986), Velaikaran with Rajnikanth (1987), Pesum Padum and Vetri Vizha with Kamal haasan (1987) and Prabhu (1989).

Stop the speculations
THE media was recently abuzz with news that Kolaveri music composer Anirudh is composing the tunes for actor Simbhu’s sequel Manmadhan 2. Simbhu or STR as he prefers to be known, has asked the media to stop their speculations, reports

“Please stop writing about Manmadhan 2 as nothing has been confirmed and I have yet to finish writing the script,” he told reporters.

The romantic thriller Manmadhan (2004) was such a hit that there were rumours that the sequel will have six heroines. STR is currently working on Vaalu, Vettai Mannan, Podaa Podi and Vada Chennai.

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