Shahid’s wedding date mystery
The rumour mill suggested that Shahid Kapoor might be getting married to his Delhi-based fiancée Mira early this month. However, it now seems that Kapoor has denied that he is getting married on June 10, but only confirms that it would take place sometime later this year. In the meanwhile, he has finished shooting for Shandaar and Udta Punjab. According to sources, the makers of Shandaar are secretly hoping that Shahid’s wedding takes place only after their film releases in September.
Vidya-Emraan face chemistry test
This Friday is the litmus test to ascertain whether the smoldering chemistry between Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi witnessed in The Dirty Picture really exists or not. Their last film together, Ghanchakkar, barely impressed, forget about sizzling! But with hit-maker Mohit Suri (Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain) helming a love story written by Mahesh Bhatt, there is a chance that the Balan-Hashmi combine might just work in Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani. While the lead pair play star-crossed lovers, it’s quite possible that the scene-stealer might just be the third axis of this love triangle, Rajkummar Rao plays Balan’s unhinged husband. Balan is a single mother living in fear. She meets hotelier Hashmi and starts to believe she has a shot at freedom and happiness; that is until her past comes back to haunt her in the form of her husband (Rao). Apparently Bhatt’s script is based on the love story of his own parents and stepmother. It has also been published as the book All That Could Have Been.
Bappi’s gay item number
A large segment of the LGBT community and liberals were unhappy with the popular John Abraham-Abhishek Bachchan song, Maa da ladla from Dostana. Now the makers of Dunno Y-Life In A Moment, the sequel to another gay themed movie, Dunno Y Naa Jaane Kyun, starring Kapil Sharma and Yuvraaj Parashar, are touting their gay item number as the real deal. At a recently concluded ‘queer’ themed film festival in Mumbai, the lead actors promoted their film by performing the track Chatni Chatni, composed by Bappi Lahiri. The film also stars Zeenat Aman and Pakistani actresses Meera and Sadia Khan. Another curious element of this film is that it has been directed by Tonje Gjevjon, a Norwegian filmmaker, and Indian director Sanjay Sharma, and has been shot in Norway. The sequel is described as a musical romantic comedy made in three languages — Hindi, English and Norwegian.
Irrfan takes on dinosaurs
Simon Masrani is the entrepreneur who now owns and runs the park in Jurassic World. Irrfan Khan, who is fast becoming Bollywood’s most popular export, plays Masrani. Khan co-stars with Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio and Bryce Dallas Howard in the sci-fi adventure about a dinosaur park. Speaking about his role Khan said, “The Park is not just about amusement and making money. Masrani also wants the public to see nature and the wonders of nature.” Ask him if one of the big creatures eats him up and he said, “You will have to wait and see but I am also a big creature in the film!” Khan is currently shooting for Inferno with Tom Hanks in Florence, Venice and Budapest. In a note welcoming Khan to the film, Hanks, who plays cryptologist Robert Langdon, wrote, “This will be a most pleasant movie to make, I think, provided you and I have a few more scenes together! If not, we will just have to save the world as is!” Khan plays Harry Sims, the Provost, in thefilm based on Dan Brown’s novel.