Rani upset with Aishwarya for making snooty remarks
Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya used to be friends; however their friendship soured when Rani stepped into a film role that was earlier supposed to be done by Ash in the film Chalte Chalte. Ash was extremely miffed and ever since the two have maintained a distance. Rani has always been close to the Bachchan family especially Abhishek with whom she shares good on-screen chemistry. However this too didn’t go down well with Ash and she was not invited for the prestigious Ash-Abhi wedding.
Recently while Ash accompanied hubby Abhi on the Switzerland schedule of Lagaa Chunari Mein Daag, she passed some nasty remarks about Rani’s excessive make-up in some parts of the film. This has left Rani fuming and she is upset with Ash. A source claims “Rani is maintaining a dignified silence only because of Amitabhji and Abhishek. She is extremely fond of them and doesn’t want to hurt them.” However sources claim that very soon Rani will break her silence on the entire issue.
Vidya Balan‘s dancing skills disrupt shooting schedule
Vidya Balan and Shahid Kapur are shooting for Aziz Mirza’s film Lucky Charm in Toronto. However Vidya was recently asked to lose weight so that she would not look older than Shahid in the film. Now there seems to be another problem as Vidya is unable to get the complex dance steps in the film right. Vidya was also perhaps apprehensive as she had to dance opposite Shahid who is a brilliant dancer.
The unit members were irritated as Vidya had to give many retakes to get the dance steps right. Moreover the songs were being shot where there was extreme traffic and this distracted her. Choreographer Ahmed Khan said “Yes, there were a few retakes. Vidya took some time to get acquainted with my way but eventually she managed to pull it off.” Hence the choreographer has also decided to hold dance rehearsals prior to the shooting schedue so that Vidya can improve her dancing skills.
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali upset with Farah Khan
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Sawaariya and Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om will both have a Diwali release. Naturally both filmmakers are anxious about the other’s film eating into the audience of their film. However earlier SRK who stars in Om Shanti Om chatted with his Devdas director Bhansali and sorted out the matter, they both mutually decided to release their film simultaneously and also not to bad mouth the other’s film. Farah’s film Om Shanti Om will star SRK and debutant Deepika Padukone while Bhansali’s film Sawaariya will star newcomers Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.
However Bhansali is extremely upset with director Farah Khan as he feels that during a chat show she made fun of his films and his mother too. He has also been fuming as he has heard jokes regarding his mother’s name which is a part of his ‘Leela’. Sanjay feels that it is fine to be competitive but there is no need for people to get personal and make nasty remarks.
Hrithik Roshan on a three month break to recuperate from knee injury
Hrithik Roshan has been shooting for Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodha Akbar for the last one year. The actor has had to put in a lot of effort and hard work for his role in the film. While enacting a few battle sequences for the film, Hrithik had injured his knee. Unfortunately at the time he was unable to rest and give his knee proper treatment and now it seems that he is in immense pain. Nonetheless the actor continues to shoot and is doing some final finishing touches for the film.
Hrithik would earlier travel to Karjat daily where the shooting for Jodha Akbar was held at N D Studios. Later Hrithik decided to stay in Karjat in the cottage provided to him by the Studio as traveling to and fro was getting very hectic. However sources claim that his stay at the cottage was not very comfortable and hence he moved to a five star hotel in the vicinity. A source says “Hrithik has braved a spate of injuries during the schedule, he was taking medicines but he didn’t get the much required rest.” Hence Hrithik will now take a three month break to recuperate from his knee injury and relax.
Amitabh and Salman donate money to help noted poet with medical expenses
Bollywood is known to do its bit for many charitable causes and actors Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan proved that bollywood is always ready to help. The two actors donated money to help with medical bills of noted Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal. Amitabh donated Rs.5 lakhs while Salman donated Rs.1 lakh for Dhasal’s treatment. Director Madhur Bhandarkar also contributed Rs. 50,000 for the poet’s treatment.
Amitabh claims that like Namdeo he too suffered from the same ailment called myasthenia gravis and hence he knows the feeling. Amitabh says “This is my way of helping in a small way.” As for Salman’s contribution, his father Salim Khan said “It’s a very small contribution from Being Human-Salman Khan foundation.” Dhasal’s treatment is extremely expensive and his wife has already spent Rs.6 lakhs on his treatment, she has also had to put her flat on sale for his extensive treatment. Dhasal is extremely grateful to Amtiabh, Salman and director Madhur for their contributions.