Tanushree Dutta to host Best of Fear Files
Tanushree Dutta, the beauty queen turned actress, with films like Aashiq Banaya Apne, 36 China Town etc... to her credit, had disappeared from the scene for quite some time now.
The good news is that she will now be seen hosting the 'Best of Fear Files' on Zee TV. Talking about the show, she said that she was having a great time shooting for the show, as it not just 'any other' crime show. She added that the reason why she agreed to do the show was because it used a mixture of first hand testimony and gritty realistic drama, without sensationalizing the scary element on the show.
Big B Sarika team up for Anurag Kashyaps TV series
Readers may recall that last year, we had told you about Anurag Kashyap's ambitious TV venture featuring Amitabh Bachchan. This time round, we have some more updates on the same.
Buzz is that in this 30-35 episode series that's being co-produced by Big B's Saraswati Creations and Endemol, Big B will be seen playing a construction king. Not just that, his character in the serial will be seen marrying two times. While Sarika plays his first wife, the name of the lady playing his second wife is still kept under the wraps.
Watch this space for more developments.
Contesting stars films banned on Doordarshan
This term of elections is witnessing not just rules and regulations, but also its implementation like never before.
Amongst the other terms and conditions, there is one which is related to actors who are contesting for Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission has banned the telecast of their feature films on Doordarshan. The stars include the likes of Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Smriti Irani, Nagma, Javed Jaffery amongst others. The concerned election officials stated that the films and programmes were brought under the ambit of the model code of conduct and will now be viewed as 'objects that will influence voters'.
On the other hand, the films and ads of the contesting candidates have not been banned from being telecasted on the private channels or cinema halls. Talking about this step, UP's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umesh Sinha said that the feature films have been banned in Doordarshan as it is run through public money.
Trishala Dutt to launch Dream Tresses
Even though Sanjay Dutt has been not in a happy space of late, this news will surely make him proud of his daughter Trishala Dutt. The good news is that she will soon be launching her brand of hair extensions.
Trishala will be seen launching the hair extension brand titled 'Dream Tresses' on April 23, 2014. The accessories will be available on the internet to cater customers across the globe through shipping.
While on one hand, she is happy about the launch, on the other hand, she will be sorely missing her father during the brand launch.
Its Akshay versus Akshay on Republic Day next year
Believe it or not, Neeraj Pandey's untitled film which is yet to go on the floors will be released simultaneously with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's production of Gabbar which too stars Akshay Kumar. Neither of the two big projects is willing to move out of the coveted January 23, 2015 slot.
A source very close to Sanjay Bhansali says, "We decided that Gabbar is perfect as Republic Day release. We took a call on the release 3 months ago. Its theme is socio-political reform. It's the story of one man's crusade against corruption. Akshay, who has been doing a string of action-adventure entertainers, would be doing a film very relevant to the nation's conscience. And what better slot for this film than Republic day?"
Livid at Neeraj's film "jumping in" out of the blue, the source close to Bhansali fumes, "They haven't even shot a single frame and they decided to barge into our release date without any consideration for our film? It's highly unethical. We are not moving out at any cost. But we want to know how a film's release can be announced without shooting a single frame?"
Neeraj Pandey, who is currently in Mauritius, hunting for locations for his untitled Akshay Kumar starrer, says, "Fortunately or unfortunately, release dates are a great event in the box-office calendar. We've chosen to reserve January 23 as the release of our film although we haven't even started shooting the film."
When informed of the Gabbar release on the same day, Neeraj replies, "I am not aware of which other films are releasing that day. If Gabbar is also coming, we are fine with that."
Pandey also confirms that Tapsee Pannu would be playing the female lead opposite Akshay. "At the moment, I can only confirm Akshay and Tapsee. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalized."
Some interesting sidelights to the impending Akshay Versus Akshay clash:
â¢ Â Although during the year 1994, Akshay had 11 releases, this would be the first time two Akshay starrers releases on the same Friday.
â¢ Â Salman Khan's Jai Ho which released for Republic Day 2014 was also about socio-political cleansing. In both Gabbar and Jai Ho, the hero urges the masses to become more proactive in bettering the social system.
â¢ Â Both Gabbar and Neeraj Pandey's film star actresses from Tamil cinema trying to establish a foothold in Bollywood. Shruti Haasan and Tapsee Pannu are the Tamil queens seen as the rising stars in Bollywood.