Please watch 'Goal', urges Bipasha


After Madhur Bhandarkar's "Corporate", Bipasha Basu is elated about her forthcoming film "Goal" and says it is different and everybody should watch the movie.

"Essentially 'Goal' is my film. It is set against the backdrop of football. The script is very good and entertaining. People demand something different and 'Goal' is a very different kind of sports film. So they must come to see it. I am sure they will like it," said Bipasha.

Commenting on the change in the industry, the dusky beauty said: "The Hindi film industry is now offering a choice to audiences by churning out a variety of films."

Another project that Bipasha is looking forward to is Ben Kingsley's "Taj Mahal", in which she will play Aishwarya Rai's daughter.

"Currently the script is being worked on. Next year we will think about the rest of the proceedings."

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Gul Panag has eyes for - vegetables!

Gul Panag is so fond of green vegetables that wherever she goes she asks for her favourite pulpy vegetable juice. And if the drink is not listed in the menu card she tells them the recipe to make it.

"I love vegetables and especially when you are travelling your oil intake increases so much that it becomes necessary to take some vegetables," said Gul.

"Wherever I go I ask for a vegetable juice. If they say any such preparation is not a part of their menu, I even tell them how to make it. You have to take a cucumber, some spinach and a tomato and grind them in a mixer to a pulpy juice. It is so easy to make that no one can refuse," she explained.

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Shahid, Bollywood's new 'lover boy'

Shahid Kapur has wowed critics as well as movie buffs with his performance in the romantic comedy "Jab We Met". And after the film he is all set to take over the mantle of Bollywood's lover boy.

Trade analysts are unanimous that after Shah Rukh Khan in "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" and Salman Khan in "Hum Aapke Hain Koun?", Shahid is the best bet for the lover boy image. He is the quintessential boy a girl can take home, say analysts.

"Jab We Met", which also has Kareena Kapoor, has been declared a hit with appreciation coming in from all quarters. In its second week, the print count has seen a massive increase with a 40 to 50 percent increment in shows all over.

Confirmed director Imtiaz Ali: "Yes, the response has been overwhelming. I expected a good turnout but frankly the 'Jab We Met' performance is beyond my expectations. Now we are further going for the kill by increasing the print count all over the world.

"In Mumbai alone the shows have increased from 204 in the first week to 301 per day in the second week. On the other hand, in Punjab, looking at the phenomenal business that the film is doing, the shows have seen a jump from 68 to 99 per day. A similar pattern is being followed everywhere. As you must be aware, it is a big success already overseas too."

Obviously, with all the top banners approaching him after the hit, it's Shahid who is laughing all the way to the bank.


Indo-Asian News Service