WHILE shooting for the film Rush in Goa, actors Emraan Hashmi and Neha Dhupia were stuck in a maze of mirrors for 40 minutes, reports Glamsham.com.
According to the report, the set designers had built a huge maze consisting of mirrors for a song sequence. But it seemed that when the actors were in the maze, they were confused by the reflections. It took a while before they figured the way out of the maze. Both Emraan and Neha were said to have laughed about the incident later.
The thriller revolves around the media and politics with Emraan playing a journalist.
Rush started production in 2010 with the title 24x7 Raftaar, with director Shamin Desai at the helm. However, when Desai passed away, it was put on hold. Last October, Desai’s wife, Priyanka, announced that she would finish the movie. Filming then resumed and it was given a new title. Rush is expected to be released before the end of the year.
No changes after marriage
For Genelia D’ Souza, very little has changed after her marriage, reports Bollywoodlife.com. The actress who married Bollywood actor Ritiesh Deshmukh in February, said: “I am still the same person and will continue to be the same.
“I give my 100 per cent at work and at home. Like most girls of the modern era, I can multitask and I am leading a happy married life with Ritiesh.”
Her last film in Kollywood was Urumi and her next Bollywood film will be Rock The Shaadi, opposite Abhay Deol.
Holidays with her daughter
Actress Urvasi, who is divorced from actor Manoj K Jayan, was recently granted permission by a Kerala court to have her daughter, Thejalakshmy, with her on vacations, reports IndiaGlitz.com.
The Ernakulam Family Court has ordered that the 10-year-old girl be allowed to stay with Urvasi during Onam and Christmas holidays and the first half of the summer vacation.
Manoj was given custody of the girl when the couple divorced. The court also allowed the girl to stay with her mother every second Saturday of the month.
The decision was made ex-parte as Manoj did not turn up in court.
Sonakshi too busy for love
Sonakshi Sinha is a busy actress in Bollywood now. Her debut was in Dabaang with Salman Khan and her second film, Rowdy Rathore with Akhshay Kumar, was the recently released.
She has four more films lined up for release, which means the 25-year-old has had no time to pursue other interests, including a love life, reports Bollywoodmantra.com.
“I want to do better films, play better characters, keep working hard and grow as an actress,” she said.
Asked if she had anyone special in her life, she replied: “No time, and no inclination either. Right now, I’m too focused on my work.”
Her mother, Poonam Sinha, has watched her movie but not her father, former Bollywood star Shatrughan Sinha.
Sonakshi said her mother was a more objective critic than her father. She has another film with Akhshay and one each with Ajay Devgn and Salman. “I’ve been shooting for the five films, apart from doing advertisements and shows. So I haven’t had a gap as such,” she said, explaining her almost two-year absence from the silver screen since Dabaang in 2010.
Look out for the snow
When Billa 2 hits the theatres, cinemagoers should pay close attention to a scene at Likani Palace in Georgia. It seems the scenes had to be re-shot when it snowed and temperatures fell to sub-zero.
Although it was difficult for the cast and crew to shoot in the extreme weather, the snow added a dramatic effect to the scene, reports The Hindu.com. One crew member was reported to have said that they could not have achieved a similar feel artificially.
Likani Palace is the summer retreat of the president of Georgia. Billa 2 is said to be the first film to be shot there. The film is slated for release worldwide on June 15. It is a prequel to the the blockbuster Billa, released in 2007.
Mad about tattoos
Producer-turned-actor Udhayanidhi Stalin, whose recent film Oru Kal Oru Kannadi was a success, loves tattoos. In the film, cinemagoers would have seen his hand that had a few tattoos on it. One of these is the name of his son, Inba and now that he has a daughter, her name, Thanmaya has been inked together with the film’s initials, reports The Deccan Chronicle.com. “My daughter likes stars a lot, so I tattooed her name along with a star. And as I love Oru Kal Oru Kannadi which marked my acting debut success, I inked OK OK on my hand,” he explains.
Udhayanidhi is currently producing Neerparavaigal with Vishnu Vishal, Sunaina and Nandita Das in the leading roles.
The Hindustan Times reports that after finishing Rowdy Rathore, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is planning a romantic film next with Kareena Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles.
He has yet to name his film, although he has confirmed that he has the duo in mind. If he manages to get them both, it will be the first time that Ranveer and Kareena will be in a film together.
Sanjay is impressed with Ranveer’s acting in Band Baaja Baraat. “He is a great guy to work with. Plus, with 11 songs and great locales, I feel the chemistry between Ranveer and Kareena is going to rock,” he said.
Filming is expected to begin next month.