Ashutosh Gowariker files complaint against union members for disrupting shoot
After Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Ashutosh Gowariker is now busy with his magnum opus Mohenjo Daro. The film which went on floors recently in Bhuj, Gujarat is now caught up in a crisis after the workers around the set refused to complete the work and hence the shoot was stalled for about three days.
These union members who belong to Allied Mazdoor Union and Film Studio Setting claimed that they had stopped their work owing to non-payment of their dues. In fact, Gangeshwar Srivastava, general secretary of the union, mentioned that their members have been on the set for more than a month but they weren't provided their remuneration neither were the regular expenses covered. He also further added that they had to send money to them for performing the Vishwakarma Pooja on September 17.
As the work was stalled, producer Ashutosh Gowariker decided to take the legal route and lodged a complaint with the Indian Film and Television Producers Council accusing the members of stalling work that will result to losses in the company.
However, Lawrence D'Souza, executive producer of the film maintained that though they had the payments ready, since the shooting venue was located in Bhuj, the fees could not reach the workers on time.
Co-produced by UTV, Mohenjo Daro is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and it stars Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in lead roles. The film, which will also be extensively shot in South Africa, is slated to release on January 22, 2016.
Sajid Nadiadwalas Housefull 3 goes on floor with Akshay Kumar Abhishek Bachchan Riteish Deshmukh in Jan15
Come January and Housefull 3 would be going on floor. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh. The film would be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International with Sajid-Farhad as the director duo.
Confirms Sajid Nadiadwala, "Yes, we begin shooting in January."
While names of the three male leads have been confirmed, one still awaits announcement around the three leading ladies.
"In a month's time, their names would be announced too," assures Nadiadwala.
In the past, Housefull as well as Housefull 2 have been big successes. Now there are huge expectations from third in the franchise as well and with Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh continuing to be an integral part of this Nadiadwala production, one looks forward to continued 'dhamaal' in this laugh riot.
Priyanka Chopra wins Hrithik Roshans Bang Bang dare challenge
Hrithik Roshan over the years has acquired the status of being Bollywood Greek god thanks to his well built and chiseled physique. The actor who is currently gearing up for his next release Bang Bang, recently challenged Priyanka Chopra to a dare on twitter. In fact the actor posted on twitter saying, "The only girl I cud dare this! For super @priyankachopra my #bangbangdare HANDSTAND with a push up!! Do u accept! U have 3 days!"
Interestingly, Priyanka Chopra who has been in her best form till date, thanks to her recent release Mary Kom, took up the challenge to perform pushups while doing a hand stand. If that wasn't enough the actress took the challenge a notch higher by performing the same wearing high heels. Posting a video of herself accomplishing the feat, Priyanka posted, "Here you go Hrithik Roshan...a handstand with 3 push ups! In high heels! #bangbangdare ...next time try and make it a little difficult"
Post viewing the video an obviously stunned Hrithik took to twitter again congratulating the actress saying, "Give it up 4super peecee guys! Unbelievable!! This one can really just about do anything! #bangbangdare." Later adding, "#bangbangdare winner!!RT @priyankachopra: Here you go @ihrithik a handstand with 3 push ups... in high heels! :-)"
Apart from Priyanka, Hrithik Roshan had also challenged other film fraternity friends like Uday Chopra, Dino Morea, and Ranveer Singh.
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Its a shock even to me- Minissha Lamba on Bigg Boss
She will unarguably be the prettiest face on Bigg Boss this season. Minissha Lamba who has been keeping a low profile these days, suddenly surfaces as contestant on Bigg Boss this season.
"I know it's a shock even to me," Minissha laughs. But I needed to get out of my comfort zone. I know I am not cut out to be loud and argumentative. But that's the whole beauty of doing something so opposed to my personality. I'll try to remain myself and not give in to the temptation of acting like I am someone else."
Minissha Lamba is honest enough to admit she was relatively unoccupied. "I've cleared my decks for the next 2-3 months. I don't know how long I'd last. But I do know I am prepared for whatever happens. I know I am not really cut out for this. But it's always interesting to be the odd one out. Let's see what happens."
I have low tolerance level - Aarya Babbar on Bigg Boss
Raj Babbar's son took one of the toughest decisions of his life when he decided to be on Bigg Boss Season 8.
Speaking just before entering the House, Aarya said, "I know I am known to have a low tolerance level. But I'll surprise everyone who will watch me on the show. And I promise you I'll make my parents proud."
Of course Aarya will raise his voice if the need arises. "I've learnt to hold my peace in recent times. But if I see something wrong happening in the House I won't keep quiet."
So what brings Aarya to Bigg Boss?
He laughs, "The money, of course. It's good. But the real reason is the book that I've written. It gets published in January. I hope to express myself on what I've written in the Bigg Boss House. When I come out as a winner-of course I'll win-I hope to have a relatively larger readership."
Aarya sees Bigg Boss as a new beginning. "12 years ago I made my debut as a leading man in Ab Ke Baras. Now I am heading into another phase in my life as an author. Bigg Boss is a good vehicle to take me into the new level in my life."
Aarya says he is here to win. "I haven't come here to while away my time for a few weeks. I want to go all the way. It's always been that way for me. I don't believe in half-measures."