Masala Mix: Wedding bells


BOLLYWOOD actors Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor married on Saturday at Saif‘s ancestral home, Pataudi Palace, after being together for five years.

The wedding ceremony was attended only by family and close friends, including Saif‘s two children Sara, 16, and Ibrahim, 10, from his first marriage to Amrita Singh in 1991.

Saif is the son of the late Mansoor Ali Khan (the last Nawab of Pataudi and former captain of the Indian cricket team) and legendary actress Sharmila Tagore.

Kapoor will become the Begum of Bhopal after her marriage. The traditional wedding was held in accordance with Pataudi tradition.

On Monday, a grand reception for the Bollywood fraternity was held in Delhi.
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who is Kapoor‘s good friend, designed the wedding outfits. He had also worked on restoring Tagore‘s lehenga which Kapoor wore on her wedding to stay true to the Pataudi tradition.

It was worn by Tagore‘s mother-in-law, Begum Sajida Sultan of Bhopal, on her wedding day.

Birthday date for Kochadaiyaan

KOLLYWOOD superstar Rajnikanth’s much-awaited Kochadaiyaan will be released on his birthday on Dec 12.

However, delay in the post-production work may see the film being released in January, reports

“Since this is the first Tamil film to be made in 3-D using performance capturing technology, intense post-production work is required. A big team is currently working day and night on the project,” according to sources.

“However, every attempt will be made to release the film on Rajni’s birthday,” they say.

Kochadaiyaan is directed by Rajnikanth’s daughter Soundarya.

Journalist role for Tamannah

ACTRESS Tamannah is excited to play a journalist in the upcoming Telugu film Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu, reports She will star alongside leading Tollywood star Pawan Kalyan in the film.

To play the character well, Tamannah studied how journalists work and also listened to director Puri Jagannath’s advice.

“I am eagerly looking forward for the movie’s release,” said Tamannah, adding that she would sign a Tamil movie soon.

Aishwarya makes her debut

KOLLYWOOD will see another Aishwarya when “Action King” Arjun’s 21-year-old daughter Aishwarya makes her debut in the film Pattatthu Yaanai. She will star opposite Vishal, who was Arjun’s protege, reports
Vishal started his career as an assistant director to Arjun who directed Vedham and Ezhumalai before turning to acting. It seems that Aishwarya had been approached by several top filmmakers, including Mani Ratnam, while she was in college.

Pattatthu Yaanai will be directed by Bhoopathy Pandian of hit film, Malai Kottai fame. The film will be produced by producer-turned-politician, Michael Rayappan.

Luxury gift from Shilpa’s hubby

FORMER Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband, businessman Raj Kundra, has presented his wife and newborn son with a luxury apartment in Noida, near Mumbai, reports Times of India.

Three years ago, on Shetty’s birthday, he presented her with an apartment in Dubai’s swanky Burj Khalifa.

The sprawling 278sq metre duplex apartment is in Noida’s newest luxury residence, Supernova. The 80-storey building is the tallest in the area.

Kundra also recently thanked Shetty on Twitter for her celebrity status as he said that being married to a celebrity was a privilege — one gets VIP treatment wherever one goes!

No go with Salman

THE Internet was abuzz with rumours recently that Vidya Balan had turned down an offer to work with Salman Khan.

Many entertainment portals reported that unlike other Bollywood actresses who hope to be paired up with the three Khans — Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir — Balan was more interested to work on a film where she is the protagonist and not plain eye candy.

Her last two films, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani, showed her acting prowess.

The reports stated that Vidya was approached for the film Kick, starring Salman, but she decided not to take on the role where she’ll play second fiddle to Salman.

However, her spokesperson has denied any film offer to star opposite Salman, reports

Poking fun at Gautham’s films

DIRECTOR Gautham Vasudev Menon’s forthcoming film, Neethane En Ponvasantham (NEP), will see comedian Santhanam poking fun at some of Gautham’s earlier films, reports

NEP stars Jiiva and Samantha in lead roles. It is being touted as Gautham’s collaboration with music maestro Ilayaraja. One of the songs was recorded in London with a 108-piece orchestra. NEP is slated for release before year end.

Vidya Balan

Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan

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