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Published in The Saudi Gazette on 02 - 10 - 2009

SRK has no time for Farah's film!
Shah Rukh Khan it seems is preferring to shoot Anubhav Sinha (Dus, Cash) directed action thriller Ra.1 rather than going in for Farah Khan's Happy New Year after he completes My Name Is Khan. Both Ra.1 and Happy New Year are being made under the King Khan's home banner Red Chillies Entertainment.
A source reveals, “SRK was earlier in two minds whether to go on floors first with Farah's film or Anubhav Sinha's. But apparently he has made up his mind to do the action adventure movie Ra.1, which has a superhero backdrop. It will begin shooting from early next year and will be extensively shot on foreign locations.
Shah Rukh has already begun preparing for the role by working out on his physique and is again aiming to acquire 6-pack abs. He was also recently quoted stating, “I want to put on my tights and my kids blanket on my back. I want to do this film for my children. I've always wanted to make a superhero film, but I never had six-pack abs. Now that I have them, I want to do this. It's not an animation film, as many people believe; I would like to clarify that. It's a live action film.” - Agencies
Aishwarya cries over past
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Bachchan is very upset these days because her past is coming back to haunt her. The Bachchan Bahu broke into tears on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish because of the comments made by her ex beaus Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi.
The actress was heard to have said that she had moved on with her life and wanted the others to follow suit.
She added that she was happily married to Abhishek Bachchan and people should let her be at peace.
Trouble started with an interview that Salman Khan gave a few days ago. Not known to speak too often about his past relationships Salman opened his heart out on this rare occasion. When quizzed about whether he physically abused Aishwarya as was reported by the media Salman sarcastically said that when he hit someone he gave it his best shot and had he hit Aishwarya, the former Miss World would not have survived. If that wasn't enough Aishwarya woke up to another shock when Vivek Oberoi slammed her on Farah Khan's chat show Tere Mere Beach Mein.
Vivek said Aishwarya was ungrateful as she had called him immature when had called the infamous press conference accusing Salman of threatening him. Vivek regretted having been in a relationship with Aishwarya and said that she had spoiled his life and ruined his career. - Agencies
Salman-Asin can't stand each otherExpect the unexpected in Bollywood. Friends turn foes and Vice versa. We heard not long ago that Salman Khan was going gaga over Asin Thottumkal, his co-star in London Dreams. It was even rumored that they were having affair. Now, the latest we hear is that all is not well between the duo.
Now Salman and Asin just can't stand each other though nobody knows what went wrong between the duo. Adding more fuel to the fire, Asin never turns up for discussing the promotional activities of London Dreams. It's her father Joseph Thottumkal, who has been running around meeting Salman and Vipul Shah in spite of his ill health. It is said that Asin does meet Vipul Shah but only when Salman is not around. So, Vipul has to do double duty, running between the two actors.
So, what has transpired into their chemistry? Has Katrina Kaif warned Salman from meeting Asin like he told her not to work with Vivek Oberoi? - Agencies
Sameera Reddy had lip surgery
Sameera Reddy sparked rumours when she appeared at the Fashion Week with a plumper upper lip than usual. The apparent surgery is the latest step in the line of makeovers (gone are her curves, and she now sports an extra-skinny avatar) that she has been undergoing to revamp her acting career.
The actress denies having her lips enhanced, “I haven't done anything to my lips! Are you joking?” A friend of the actress adds, “Sameera hasn't done any lip surgery. It's because she has lost weight drastically in the last three months that her face looks more chiseled and lips fuller. Sam has a natural pout and because her features have got accentuated her lips are looking plumper. Sam is extremely confident and happy with what she is gifted with and would never adopt artificial means.” - Agencies
John is already married!
Believe it or not Bollywood actor John Abraham has revealed that he is already married. Well before you let your imaginations go too far away let us clear the air and say Bipasha Basu has no reasons to feel cheated. The hunk who revolutionized biking in India with his movie Dhoom said that he had no desires to settle down soon in life as he was already married to his bikes.
He added that he would marry Bipasha only after adding four more bikes to his collection. The New York star was in New Delhi to launch some new bike models from Yamaha Motors. John has been a brand ambassador for the auto giant in India for years now. John said that he regularly went on honeymoons with his bikes and revealed he doesn't let anyone touch his bike.
He candidly added that even girlfriend Bipasha Basu doesn't like sitting behind him as he keeps on complaining about the bike getting scratched. - Agencies
Amir bonds with Salman
Aamir Khan is back in town to start shooting for his latest film 3 Idiots, where he acts with Kareena Kapoor. He has left behind his wife Kiran Rao in France. So, who is he bonding with in town? Surprisingly with Salman Khan. It is said that Salman has personally invited Aamir to watch his latest film Wanted, in which he acts with Ayesha Takia Azmi.
Another news is doing the rounds that Aamir has accepted the invitation and planning to watch it along with some of his close friends near his residence. - Agencies
Mohanlal bags the Sree Chithira Tirunal award
Mohanlal has been chosen for this year's Sree Chithira Tirunal award, instituted by the Sree Chithira Tirunal Trust in fond memory of the late King of Travancore.
The award includes a cash price of one lakh rupees and a citation. Mohanlal's latest Tamil movie Unnaipol Oruvan with Kamal Hassan has garnered a good opening at the box office and has got rave reviews regarding the treatment and the superb acting skills of the stalwarts. Unnaipol Oruvan is a remake of the Hindi movie A Wednesday.
Sree Chithira Tirunal award was instituted in 2006 to honor those people who have rendered exceptional contributions in the field of art, science, literature, medicine, education and cinema. M S Swaminathan, ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair and National Security advisor M K Narayanan are some of those who have received these award earlier. - Agencies
Sureshgopi's Detective becomes CBI EnquiryPopular Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi played dual roles in a Malayalam hit film Detective. The film had completed over 175 days of screening in Kerala so far. The same movie is being dubbed into Telugu by D Bharanikumar with a changed title — ‘CBI Enquiry'. Producer says, “We are planning to release the film in October.
Sureshgopi has played two roles, as a political leader and also as a CBI officer in this movie, while Sindhu Menon playing the heroine. Dialogue writer Krishna Teja has penned powerful dialogues for the Telugu version and they would suit the expectations of the Telugu audiences for a film with Sureshgopi as hero. Director Jeetu Joseph has made the film as a good mystery and action flick.
The screenplay of the film would be so tight that the audiences cannot guess the real villain in this film till the last minute.” Devan, Saikumar and Jagathy Sreekumar and others are in the cast. - Agencies
Ali Azmat-Fuzon now on Indie Bandwagon
Ali Azmat is on to doing a soundtrack venture for Mumbai Cutting, a film by Sudhir Mishra, and Indie director and somewhat a friend of Ali Azmat - justified for bagging the soundtrack.
It is not a new single they are working on as most of the singers might brag, this one is real and Mishra has chosen the song Sawal from Ali's much acclaimed album ‘Klashinfolk'. The movie may be out in the market by early 2010.
Another song for friend Mishra's yet another movie; Ali is actually composing a song titled Tera Kya Ho Ga Johnny.
This is not a song from one of his previous albums but an original out of the new mill – churned out by Ali.
Fuzon is widely rumored to be doing a mega ballad song for the same movie, details of which are still a bit fuzzy.
The song Lagay Na Jiya from the album Journey will be used in Mumbai 11 or Mumbai Cutting. Congrats to Fuzon if they bag this opportunity at this time.

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