Voluptuous NRI model-actress Sasha, who has returned to the city after a long break, is emerging the centre of distraction at showbiz parties and even at the recent starry Zinda premiere.
It's her Mallika-style plunging neckline that has the cameras zooming on to her. In her defence she says, " I am not a fresh wannabe. I've already acted as the parallel lead with co-stars Aseem Merchant and Iqbal Khan in this Hindi crime-thriller Bullet. In the movie, I played an undercover spy on a secret mission.
Even though 'twas a bitchy role, I was 'fully-clad' in the movie. So even those who have seen the movie, take a while, to recognise me off-screen." Darling, all those who've seen the movie…that isn't a very long list... neither is all those who've heard of the film.
New starry haunt
Ace interior designer Mustafa Eisa opened the doors of his restaurant China White for his filmi and socialite bunch of friends on Tuesday evening, with wife Rukshana in tow.
|Alvira and Atul Agnihotri
||Mustafa Eisa, Rukhsana and Rahul Khanna|
He had a set of master chefs flown in from China and Hong Kong to take care of the starry guests.
The guestslist included Salman Khan, Yash and Avanti Birla, Rahul Khanna, Sangeeta Bijlani, Mohd Azaruddhin, Queenie Dhody, Namrata Barua and, Alvira and Atul Agnihotri, Suman Ranganathan, Tejaswani and Padmini Kolhapure, Pooja Bedi, and Anupama Varma (whew).
And that's just half the list. Good turnout dude, will this place become the fav star hangout like Olive?
Calendar ke liye kuch bhi
Our model brigade and celeb crowd don't seem to have enough with calendar launches.
We wonder what drives them to attend the dos — the glossy calendar or an opportunity to throw their weight around. Tuscan Verve unveiled its date pad on Tuesday evening.
The celebs who made a queue to grab their copies included Suman Ranganathan, Shettal Malhar, Aditi Gowitrikar, Bunty Walia, Anupama Verma, Niketan Madhlok and Reshma Bombaywalla.
The highlights: Suman Ranganathan kept raving about the learning experience she had on the sets of Devaki while Bunty Walia in his torn pair of jeans was heard giving some guru-gyan to Anupama Verma about storming into films.
Indian Idol album launch
The Indian Idol Series 2 music album has finally, hit the stands; recorded by Sony BMG, the music has been composed by Miko.
The theme song sung by the top 12 contestants is Woh Pehli Baar, which boasts of some fresh lyrics and spirit of the Indian Idol. NC Karunya — Kawa kawa, Monsoon Wedding; AmeyJanuary 19, 2006— Tum jo mil gaye ho, Haste Jakhm; Monali Thakur — Yaar bina chain kahaan re, are some of the songs…
Amitabh V/S Shah Rukh
In a response to the piece Shah Rukh inks 12-crore deal (hitList, January 15) ICICI Bank authorities called us to say that King Khan has not 'really' replaced Big Bachchan as his contract ended a while ago. They also claim that the transaction value of 10 crore is a highly out of range.
Says Charudatta Deshpande, head of corporate communications, "Mr Bachchan's contract had expired long back and Khan has been roped in to give us an edge in the global market." We thought it didn't get any more global than the Big B.
SRK Hockey Laga(a)n
Unlike 2005, Shah Rukh Khan has lots of films lined up in 2006.
There is Karan Johar's Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna, which might possibly release in the month of July. Then there is Farhan Khan's Don. Then there is Farah Khan's Happy New Year in the month of August.
And Khan is planning his next home production, too. It will be directed by Shimit Amin (Ab Tak Chhappan). The film is tentatively titled Chak De and its story is based on the Indian Hockey Team. Hoping to break Aamir's Lagaan record, eh SRK?
Q. Why does the MBBS degree suit Sanjay 'Munnabhai' Dutt?
A. Because of his 'Married But Bachelor Status'.