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Bollywood Celebs and their favourite vacation spots.

Come summer and the high and mighty of tinsel town pack their bags and fly away to exotic locations leaving us lesser mortals to sweat it out in the scorching sun. Here are some of our bollywood celebs’ favourite holiday hotspots.

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First up on the list is Shah Rukh who loves spending his summer vacations in London along with his family. So taken is he by the place that he has even bought himself a home there, and now, with Aryan studying there, he has all the more reason to stay in London.

Shah Rukh’s close pal, Karan Johar also loves spending his holidays in London with Manish Malhotra for company. And we thought he preferred New York.

latest bollywood updatesAnother Bollywood jodi that loves London is Abhishek and Aishwarya, they love going to the low on mercury city along with their tiny tot, Aaradhya

Moving away from London are Hrithik and Suzanne who prefer going to Maldives along with their kids. Nothing to beat a beach resort we say.

bollywood gossipArjun Rampal and his family are the seaside types too. He makes sure that he takes his wife, Mehr and his daughters to Bali whenever he has to beat the heat of aamchi Mumbai.

Minissha Lamba loves her summer getaways to be culturally rich besides being cool that’s why she heads to Barcelona whenever she’s out of sun tan lotion.

Rounding up the list is beauty queen Dia Mirza, who is more of the far-east types as she recently tweeted a couple of her pics on a cruise in Japan. 

Here’s a list of exotic summer retreats that our favourite Bollywood celebs love heading to whenever they need to beat the sweltering summer heat of Mumbai city.

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Chashme Baddoor Movie Review

Comedy king, David Dhawan’s latest offering, Chashme Baddoor is the official remake of the 80’s classic of the same name. The film stars Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma and Taapsee Pannu in pivotal roles along with Rishi Kapoor in the supporting cast.

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The film is a comic take on the friendship between three good for nothing lads and what happens when one of the boys starts a romance with a girl who has spurned the other two. Sid aka Ali Zafar is the ‘Seedha Ladka’, the studious one, and his ‘Do Kaminey Dost’ are ‘Filmy Kamina’ Jai aka Siddharth and ‘Poetic Kamina’, Omi aka Divyendu and then comes Taapsee Pannu as Seema, the modern ‘Phataka Haseena’ who has them all in a tizzy.  The story revolves around how the two rejected friends throw a spanner in the works of the budding romance and then try to salvage it when they realize that Sid truly loves Seema. Rishi Kapoor as Joseph Furtado reprises the role of Lallan Miya played by Saeed Jaffrey but this time he is not the disgruntled paanwala whom the three owe money to but a café owner. He has his own love story going with the sprightly, elegant Josephine (Lillete Dubey).

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Bombay Talkies’ directors reveal their film’s story

With the trailer of Bombay Talkies out in the open, there’s quite a lot of buzz and curiosity around the individual stories that form a part of the film. But the director’s might have just let the cat out of the bag while discussing the individual titles of their short stories.
 
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Dibakar Banerjee said that he’d name his short film ‘Star’ which means that the film will be centred around his protagonist, Nawazuddin’s desire to become a star.

Zoya would have named her story ‘Sheila Ki Jawaani’ which means that her child protagonist wants to become an item queen but faces opposition from her parents as depicted in the film’s trailer.

Karan Johar’s title ‘Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh’ makes it obvious that his short film is based on the trials and tribulations faced by his protagonists who are involved in a love triangle.

And the last one is Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Murabba’ which can be about his protagonist’s journey to present superstar Amitabh Bachchan with a bottle of Murabba thereby fulfilling a promise he must have made to someone. 

Bollywood’s Novel Ways

Bollywood is increasingly banking on literature to gain a foothold in global cinema. Filmmakers are looking at a slew of award winning books that have a huge fan base of their own, as it helps build the curiosity factor around a film.

As they say, never judge a book by its movie! So let’s take a trip down Bollywood history to find five novel adapted movies that have made it big in Bollywood.

Devdas: When we talk about films based on books, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Devdas is the first one that comes to mind. Did you know this film has had around five adaptations in Hindi? Out of these five, the one directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali stands out. Its leading stars Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai got several accolades for their performances. The film received commercial as well as critical success.

Guide: It the finest movies to come out of Bollywood and considered a masterpiece by many. Guide brought together the evergreen, Dev Anand, and the gorgeous Waheeda Rehman. The story revolved around a footloose guide who falls in love with a beautiful danseuse. The screenplay of the movie was adapted from R. K. Laxman’s novel, The Guide. Guide was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.

3 Idiots: Considered to be the most successful Hindi film, in terms of box office returns, 3 Idiots touched on the issue of cramming versus real knowledge in educational institutions. The performances by the three main protagonists, especially Aamir Khan’s, is highly appreciated. Though the screenplay was loosely adapted from Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone, the author had an issue with the filmmakers for not giving him due credit which resulted in a minor controversy.

Umrao Jaan: The story of Umrao Jaan, a famous Lucknow courtesan, gave Rekha the opportunity to essay one of her finest performances to date. Adapted from the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada by Mirza Hadi Ruswa, the film was directed by Padma Shri awardee Muzaffar Ali and depicted the rise and fall of the ethereal courtesan. Unforgettable songs such as Dil Cheez Kya Hai were the highlights of the film, apart from Rekha’s powerhouse performance.

Omkara: The movie had been adapted from the famous Shakespeare play, Othello. Director Vishal Bhardwaj loves making adaptations.  This movie had actors like, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Bipasha Basu in it. Saif’s performance as Langda Tyagi in the movie was highly appreciated and it is considered to be his best till date.

With the success of films adapted from books, it seems like an increasing number of bestsellers are being adapted for the big screen every year. A few of the recent and upcoming adapted movies include Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che, Karan Johar’s Shiva, Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet and Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala.

Salman Khan was Nervous Before Hosting ‘Renault Star Guild Awards’

While Salman may be riding high on the waves of success with two consecutive Rs. 150 crore hits in Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2 but the actor couldn’t hide his nervousness when it came to playing first time host at the Renault Star Guild Awards. The red carpet of the event saw the superstar fielding questions about his hosting debut where he acknowledged TV anchor Manish Paul’s mastery at hosting events. Salman also insisted that the guests need not be afraid of him as he would be at the receiving end of all the jokes. 

Salman, who is known to have broken down into tears the last time he tried something similar during his ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ days seemed to be taking things in his stride and talked about the difficulties that come with being a host. He even went on to laud his rival, Shah Rukh Khan’s hosting capabilities but didn’t refrain from imitating him when the press egged him to do so. 

Sonakshi Sinha, Salman’s co-star from the Dabangg franchise will be co-hosting the ‘Renault Star Guild Awards’ with him. She was also seen interacting with the press and was quite diplomatic in tackling their queries.

Filmfare Award Winners Launch Magazine’s New Issue

Bollywood’s most prestigious awards, also known as its Oscar equivalent, the Filmfare Awards, are done with their annual ceremony and are about to launch the latest issue of their magazine. The editor of the magazine, Jitesh Pillai was seen at the launch with this year’s Filmfare awardees like Ayushmann Khurrana, Ileana D’Cruz and Richa Chadha.

 

The actors who had turned out at their best were seen talking about their journey so far in Bollywood and their reaction on winning the award. Gangs of Wasseypur star, Richa Chadha talked about her penchant for doing experimental films and also about her insecurities as an off-beat actress. Barfi heroine, Ileana D’Cruz looked hot in a black gown and talked about her transformation from a sex symbol down south to a demure Bengali girl in Barfi. Vicky Donor star, Ayushmann Khurrana seemed happy to have bagged the award even though he wasn’t expecting one.

 

The launch seemed to be a mixture of a lot of new faces and some experienced hands. The Filmfare Awards will be telecasted on television on 17th January, 2013. 

 

Salman Khan attends Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam Screening

Serial do-gooder, Salman Khan has gone all out to support Kamal Haasan amidst the whole Vishwaroopam ban controversy by asking his followers on Twitter to support the icon. Touched by the gesture, Kamal reciprocated with a special screening of the movie for Salman and a few other Bollywood celebrities at Bandra’s Ketnav Theatre.

The screening saw Salman Khan turn up in his trademark ‘Being Human’ T-Shirt and yesteryear actress Rekha also showed up. Kamal and Salman were seen engaged in a discussion after the screening and they posed for a photograph too. Later on Kamal’s co-star in Vishwaroopam, Pooja Kumar praised Salman’s gesture while Kamal himself talked about the whole issue and said that Salman had liked the movie and found nothing objectionable in it.