Sarah Jane Dias to release her debut single
After Priyanka Chopra decided to debut as a singer, it seems that she has inspired many Bollywood actresses to move forward with their passion for singing. Amidst Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor, who have been lending their voices for the songs of their own films, we have Sarah Jane Dias who has decided to release her first single, 'Forgot to be me'.
In fact, apart from composing and writing the song, she will also be seen in the music video of the same along with fellow actors Arunodhay Singh, hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani and VJ Bani. Excited about the new development in her career, Sarah also expressed her gratitude towards Arunodhay, Sapna and Bani for being supportive of her venture. Moreover, she also thanked the incredible support she received from the music industry which included Vishal Dadlani, Ankur Tewari, Sid Coutto and Mikey McCleary.
It is being said, that the music video in question will be launched on a music channel on February 13. We also hear that the actress has written and sung two more songs which are slated to release in March.
Tejaswini Kolhapure delivers a baby girl
During the promotions of the much delayed film Ugly, Tejaswini Kolhapure had revealed about her pregnancy. The actress, who is also the sister of veteran Bollywood actress Padmini Kolhapure, was excited about the release of the Anurag Kashyap directorial despite the controversies it was trapped in and was equally thrilled about embracing motherhood. And now, the actress has given birth to a little angel at the renowned Lilavati Hospital in suburban Mumbai.
Tejaswini's husband, Pankaj Saraswat, expressed his happiness over the news and stated that since this is their first child after their eight years of marriage, she will be treasured and also assured that the mother-daughter duo are doing absolutely fine.
Pankaj also mentioned about how actress Shraddha Kapoor was in tears while reacting to the good news and his father-in-law and classical singer Pandharinath Kolhapure's wish to make the newly born a singer just like him. However, revealing about the naming ceremony, Pankaj said that they have looking for fusion names but are yet to decide on one.
We at Bollywood Hungama wish Tejaswini Kolhapure and Pankaj Saraswat a very hearty congratulations!
Rakesh Roshan to produce a film starring Irrfan Khan and Aditi Rao Hydari
After the success of the superhero franchise Krrish, speculations were on the rise about producer Rakesh Roshan concentrating on a thriller with Hrithik Roshan and continuing with the next installment of Krrish after he wraps up the former. However, it seems that there has been a change in the plan. Though Rakesh Roshan has decided to produce a comedy thriller, it will be minus his son and superstar Hrithik Roshan.
Apparently the film, which is yet to be titled, will star National award winner Irrfan Khan alongside the pretty Aditi Rao Hydari who will be seen playing his wife. Though nothing further has been revealed about the plot of this untitled film, we also hear, that it will also star Kunal Kapoor, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Vijay Raaz in prominent roles. Directed by Abhinay Deo, the film will have music composed by Rajesh Roshan.
The film in question is slated to go on floors by the end of February and will be extensively shot in Mumbai and Lucknow.
Happy Birthday Preity - The dimpled diva turns a year older today
During the past year, Preity Zinta has been diligently rebuilding her life as an actress post her stint in the IPL. She produced a fiasco Ishqk In Paris, and recently made a guest appearance with Saif Ali Khan in Happy Ending.
Recalling childhood memories of her birthdays, Preity giggled, "My parents used to have these birthday parties in Simla where I'd stand at the door and ask the guests for my gift. And I'd ask them to leave if they didn't bring anything. Ah, childhood! You get away with so much when you are innocent. Bachpan ke din bhula na dena!"
Preity will soon be seen in a completely rustic avatar opposite Sunny Deol in Neerraj Pathak's Bhaiyyaji Superhit.
About her gradual return to acting she borrows her friend Shah Rukh Khan's line, "Abhi toh picture baqi hai, mere dost. If after 30 years I can convey even an iota of the grace possessed by Jaya Aunty (Bachchan), I am blessed."
She regrets neither her stormy stint in the IPL nor her disastrous tryst with film production. "I am not the one to regret anything. I am not much of a planner either. I don't know why but my name was brought into every controversy regarding the IPL's relationship with the entertainment industry; which is okay! I am okay with the good, bad and the ugly."
Preity has been through rough times. But stronger for it. "I can handle it. When the going is not so great you know who you are and who your friends are. So bring on the bad and the good. I can take both on my chin. I am a gutsy gal."
Preity is happy with life. "It doesn't matter how the world looks at you. It's how you look at yourself that matters. I've great friends, a great life."
Preity Zinta has been spending a lot of time outside Mumbai. "Whenever I'm not shooting I'm out of the country. Don't get me wrong. I love Mumbai to death. But tell me what can an actor do in the city if she isn't working? I can't go out partying. I can't even take a jog. I can't go out with any guy. If I do I've to beg some women to come along, otherwise the guy and I get linked up. I can't handle it anymore."
In LA where she spends a lot of time with her brother and niece, Preity felt patriotic this Republic Day. "I watched the Republic Day parade on television. I loved the parade. It's a moment of great pride every year. There's so much chaos all around us. That's one day and one sphere of activity where we see a comforting discipline and elegance."
Bhatts opt for Adults Certificate to retain censored scenes in Khamoshiyan
The steamy quotient in the Bhatts' new erotic temptation Khamoshiyan would have been seriously reduced if it wasn't for the Bhatts' willingness to accept an 'Adults' certificate.
Sources say the film's prolonged love-making scenes would have been "seriously curtailed" by the Censor Board Of Film Certification.
A source close to the censor board says, "The love-making scenes were unnecessarily prolonged. The censor board ordered three of the love-making scenes to be cut. Two of them were part of song sequences. There are a few other scenes of violence that have been chopped off, such as one showing a chicken's head being chopped off and there's an audio modification of the word 'f..k'. But it's the love-making scenes that were going to be largely affected."
Apparently, the censor board was willing to let the above deleted scenes and the dreaded 'f' word remain, if the Bhatts wanted a 'U/A'(acceptable for all ages but with parental guidance) certificate. But the Bhatts opted for an 'Adults' certificate instead.
Says the source, "Rather than take a 'U/A' with the cuts the Bhatts preferred an 'A' without the cuts."