Mallika, the best actress?
The official Zee Cine Awards nominations list is not out yet, but if the buzz is to be believed, it does have a surprise in store.
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And that's got to be Madame Mallika Sherawat who has been nominated for the Best Actress award.
The film? Murder. The apparent logic? "She carried the film entirely on her shoulders."
Now we are not sure if that was entirely because of her acting abilities. But then, who ever said acting is all that counts!
An item number with a difference
Depending upon the budget, one is usually subjected to item numbers performed by either well-known actresses or lesser-known starlets at many events.
At the same time, not all events call for item numbers. But the "item number" performed by choreographer Sandeep Soparrkar and actress Kitu Gidwani at the Teacher's Achievement Awards was one with a difference — it was a beautiful ballroom tango that completely mesmerised the audience.
The performance was followed by a glittering award ceremony with Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, Rahul Dravid and Karan Thapar were some of the awardees.
While this event did not have the usual dose of masala and gossip that we're used to, we did feel that tasteful events like this one are becoming increasingly rare in Mumbai's social scape. A sign of things to come?
This schoolgirl loves Salman!
Peer harder and it should not be difficult to figure out who this schoolgirl, posing alongside posters of Salman Khan is.
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Yes, it's a file picture of Sushmita Sen herself! And talking of dreams coming true, little did this pretty girl from New Delhi's Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute know that few years later, she would be seen gyrating next to Salman on screen.
Unless her fascination was meant to be kept a secret. If that's the case, sushhh then!
Abhishek is no hotstepper!
We always suspected that junior Bachchan had a wicked streak. This one proves it.
During the shooting of Main Hoon, the show on Zoom that focuses on behind-the-screen wizards who make on-screen stars look good, Abhishek Bachchan let everybody on to a secret: he actually made ace choreographer Terence Lewis give a shot in his place during the filming of Ram Gopal Varma's Naach.
A close-up of Abhishek and Antra's foot movement was being filmed and Bachchan Jr was feeling a tad lazy, so he convinced Lewis to get into his jeans and shoes and give the shot.
Thanks to Abhishek's art of persuasion, Terence agreed.
Ramu was looking at the shot on the assist monitor and after the shot was done, he shouted, "Well done Abhishek and Antra, good shot!" Abhishek, who was sitting right behind him, answered, "Thank you, Thank you!"
So now you know why Bachchan Jr "looked" so fleet footed in Naach!
We've heard of actors turning into nervous wrecks before the release of their debut films, but Abhay Deol has taken this a step further.
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While his much-hyped film Socha Na Tha was scheduled for release last Friday at the Inox multiplex, the debutant actor severely sprained his back and has been advised to take it easy by the doctor.
Says the young cousin of Sunny Deol, "I hurt my back while working out. It's not that I am bed-ridden or anything, but I can't afford to exert myself. That will only prolong the problem. It's not serious, though."
The pain was obviously serious enough for the producers to cancel the premiere of the movie. With sporting injuries putting a damper on pre-release celebrations, we'd definitely advise the young Deol to watch his back!
Pratichee: Back where she belongs
Remember Pratichee Mohapatra from the erstwhile band VIVA? She's all set to create ripples again in the music world with the debut of her solo album to be released this March, courtesy Universal Music.
What's more, the songstress has also reportedly signed an exclusive, three-year contract with the company.
Off late, Pratichee had also been keeping busy with modelling assignments for brands like Lifestyle, Sony Ericsson and L'Oreal.
She also received a few offers from industry players for filmi roles, but the smart cookie that she is, Mohapatra has decided to stay away from movies for the moment.
Now here's one woman who is the perfect contender for the "glamourous all-rounder" title. Way to go babe!