Is Ash quitting films for marital bliss to Abhishek?

The industry s buzzing with rumours that Aishwarya Rai will be quitting films after her soon to be nuptials with Abhishek Bachchan. The rumours of Abhishek getting married to Ash in February have been doing the rounds for quite a while in spite of both the stars denying it. The Ash-Abhi love saga has been hogging media attention since a while and the couple has finally acknowledged their relationship by getting engaged. This is sure to send producers and directors into a panic wave, as Ash is considered one of the most sought after actresses in bollywood. Moreover producers and directors who have signed Ash for their forthcoming films this year will surely worry that Ash may return their signing amounts soon.
Ash already has quite a few projects lined up for this year, right now she is shooting for Akbar-Jodha with co-star Hrithik Roshan, then she has Ramgopal Varma’s Sarkar 2, a project with John Abraham, and several more in the pipeline. Well Ash has not yet made announcements about quitting, so until it comes from the horse’s mouth, everyone will just have to hold their breadth. But her directors are confident that these are just mere speculations and rumours and that Ash will stick to her professional commitments.

Salman Khan’s family doesn’t believe in animal sacrifice on Bakri Eid

Salman Khan’s family celebrates various festivals like Diwali, Eid and Christmas at their home. However the Khans don’t particularly follow rituals and customs associated with any of these festivals. The Khan family has also never followed the tradition of goat sacrificing on the occasion of Bakri Eid. While Shahrukh Khan buys expensive goats for the traditional sacrifice, Salman Khan’s family are all animal lovers hence have never really performed the animal sacrifice.

Sohail Khan says “Ever since I can remember I have not witnessed a sacrifice in our family, it’s just that we are not comfortable doing certain things. I am an animal lover and don’t believe in killing them.” Arpita Khan says “We don’t sacrifice goats during Bakri Eid.” Almost everyone at the Khan home has their own pets; Sohail and Salman have dogs and even their father Salim Khan keeps a lot of pets at their Panvel farm house.

Although Salman Khan may be known as a spoilt brat in the film industry, there are those who claim that Salman would actually go out of his way to be nice to those around him. Salman was shooting for Salaam-E-Ishq at the Millennium Bridge in London and was asked to arrive early for the shot and he arrived at 6.00am. But when he arrived the crew began to panic as the set up had not yet been completed for the shot, also the weather was really cold. So the entire crew was worried that Salman would throw a tantrum as he was asked to report early in such cold weather for the shot. But to everyone’s surprise Salman told the crew to chill out and even ordered hot coffee for everyone. Now that’s our Sallu Bhai for you.

Rani set to play a prostitute in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is currently working on his next film Saawariya which is all set to launch two newcomers, Ranbir Kapoor son of Rishi and Neetu Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Anil Kapoor. But Sanjay has also made sure that his two favourite muse Salman and Rani Mukherjee will also be in the film. Though everything related to the film is being kept under wraps it is being said that Rani will be playing the role of a prostitute called Gulab in the film. This is the second time that Rani will play the role of a prostitute after Mangal Pandey.

According to sources Saawariya is based on a short story called ‘White Nights’. Saawariya is a musical which has been set in the British Raj and it is being shot in Simla. White Nights is the story of a young boy who is always in his own world, he is a dreamer. One day he meets a young lady and they spend four nights together. Well it will be interesting to see Bhansali’s adaptation of the short story. The cast too of Ranbir, Sonam, Salman and Rani seems very interesting. We will just have to wait and watch after the film releases. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also extremely excited as he is one of the few directors to be approached to direct an opera in Paris.

London cabbie fails to recognize superhero Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan has had a great year with Krrish and Dhoom 2 turning out to be superhits. Krrish made Hrithik an Indian superhero while Dhoom 2 saw Hrithik turn into a style icon overnight. Hrithik has many fans, young, old etc from different parts of the world and wherever the actor is spotted he is mobbed by his fans. However once during a film shoot in London, Hrithik decided to take a quick cab ride to his destination, on the way he began to chat with the cab driver and to his complete astonishment he realized that the cab driver was not even aware of whom he was. Hrithik did mention that he was a bollywood actor in the course of the conversation but the cabbie seemed unimpressed.

However when they stopped at a signal a young crowd of girls spotted Hrithik and began to scream and shout his name, the cabbie then realized that a big superstar was in his cab. To make up for his lack of recognition the cabbie then asked for Hrithik’s autograph instead of his usual cab fare. Well Hrithik was actually relieved that he’s still the superstar everywhere!

John’s a great actor off-screen too

Bipasha Basu recently celebrated her birthday and was in for a treat from boyfriend John Abraham. John surprised Bipasha with a surprise party on her birthday but not before he put on an act of feeling ill. John pretended to be sick after having dinner with Bips as he wanted to throw off any suspicion of a party. Bips says “On the night of my birthday, John pretended to be sick and said that he wanted to go home after a heavy dinner. He did this just to put me off the trail of the surprise birthday party my friends gave for me. John put on a great act and I was completely taken in.” John performed his tired/ill act so well that Bips was actually sure there was no party for her in store.

No doubt Bips was disappointed, but she decided to drop John off to his place and then head home. But when she reached John’s place she was pleasantly surprised when all of her friends jumped out and wished her a happy birthday. Bips adds “If I had to give an award for best performance that night it would have to be to John.” Although Bips was fooled, she is no doubt happy about it. Well some girls have all the luck!