Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ajay Devgn’s birthday gift

Ajay Devgn`s birthday gift for wife KajolKajol attended two iftar bashes on Tuesday night – one hosted by Ekta Kapoor at a suburban hotel and Sanjay-Zarine Khan’s party at their Juhu home

What caught attention was the gleaming white pair of wheels she was spotted zipping into at both the events.

The car’s bonnet had a bright red swastika mark – a clear telltale sign that it was a new purchase. Turns out that it was hubby Ajay Devgn’s gift to Kajol on her birthday (August 5).

Says a source, `Ajay surprised her with the car on her big day. Tuesday was the first time she was spotted in public in it. He felt giving her the latest pair of wheels was the best present for her.


Aishwarya is back

Aishwarya is back in action!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with other Bollywood stars will perform for Uttarakhand flood victims in a special event

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with other Bollywood stars will rally for a cause and perform for a seven-hour on-air marathon event initiated by a television channel

On Independence Day, B-Town is yet again showing they care. Several stars will join the seven-hour on-air marathon event initiated by a television channel network to alleviate the sufferings of the people hit by the Uttarakhand floods. Buzz is that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be the stellar attraction.

Says a source, `The actress will apparently be performing to a medley of patriotic songs for the event. Abhishek Bachchan has also given his nod for the show. `

Asin opposite

Bhushan Kumar Confirms: It`s finally Asin opposite Abhishek in `Mere Apne`

After going through a gallery of leading ladies in speculative and totally unfounded news reports, it is Asin who has been finalized to play the lead opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Mere Apne.

The film is beig directed by Umesh Shukla whose debut work Oh My God on ritualistic religiosity created quite a stir across the country.

This time again Umesh tackles a thorny issue. Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan were signed to play father and son some months ago.

The leading lady’s slot remained vacant with names as far-ranging as Kareena Kapoor and Shradha Kapoor being thrown around. The director firmly denied approaching these ladies.

Eid mubarak

Eid mubarak - from BollywoodWith the festival of Eid celebrated in US, UAE and Saudi Arabia today and India gearing up for the celebrations tomorrow, Bollywood takes to Twitter to convey their wishes, Here’s what they say…

Shah Rukh Khan: To new dreams and even newer realities. May Allah bless you all… Eid Mubarak.

Priyanka Chopra: Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate today.. May Allah give us all strength peace and happiness..

Karanvir Bohra: Wishing all Eid Mubarak.

Jackky Bhagnani: Eid Mubarak to everyone whose celebrating it today . May this year all of you a lot of happiness.

Farah Khan Ali: Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate today. May you have a wonderful day and year with health, happiness and prosperity.

Amitabh Bachchan: Eid Mubarak to all our followers and readers and all humanity.. May there be friendship, love, happiness and understanding ever.

Resul Pookutty: Eid Mubarak to all of you!

Shekhar Ravjiani: Eid Mubarak! Wish you all peace, joy and prosperity.

Mubina Rattonsey: Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating today! Happiness, love and peace always.

Farhan Akhtar: Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating it today.

Nikhil Chinapa: Peace, love and joy. Eid Mubarak.

Ragini Khanna: Eid Mubarak to all the lovelies who are celebrating today and everyday.

Shekhar Kapur: Eid Mubarak. To those celebrating this day and a wonderful smile and hello to those celebrating each day.

Hard Kaur: Eid Mubarak everyone.. Hope you all have a wonderful and beautiful time with family and loved ones.

‘Bigg Boss 7′ Record 130 crore

`Bigg Boss 7` Record 130 crore deal: Salman to get Rs 5 crore per episodeThe 47-year-old actor is keen to finish shooting of the reality show before completion of the 2002 hit-and-run trial, in which he faces charges of culpable homicide

He may be buried deep in legal woes, but on the professional front, it seems that Salman Khan is riding very high. The 47-year-old actor will be once again breaking records, as he is set to become the highest paid actor on television — with a salary of Rs 130 crore.

Sources within the industry say that Khan, who was being paid a whopping Rs 2.5 crore per episode to host Bigg Boss Season 6, will now be paid Rs 5 crore per episode for Season 7.

This year, the reality television show produced by Colors and first developed by Endemol, will see the star in a double role, as the show’s concept is of heaven and hell. Salman, who will appear for a total of 26 episodes, will be portraying the roles of angel and devil.

A source told MiD DAY, `This year Salman has charged a substantial amount as he has a double role. So, the shooting takes more time and the concept is different. He will shoot two episodes in a day per week.`

When asked why he would be shooting two episodes a day, the source added, `He wants to finish shooting before the trial for his 2002 hit-and-run case draws to a close.` The trial will begin on August 19.

With Salman’s stock rising and him receiving a big fat chunk of change, talks are swirling about the company recovering costs and the effect it will have on advertising during the show. While the main sponsor of the show was Vodafone last year, this year the company is still in talks with few major players.

According to another source, `The company will hike the ad rates because it’s a premium show which is extremely popular with a large scale family audience, which caters to almost every product in advertising. People love to watch the show and it also garners a high TRP rating so word is that Colors will hike the ad rates.`

When MiD DAY contacted Colors, a spokesperson from the parent company Viacom said, `As a policy we do not comment on artist’s remunerations.` He added about advertising, `The show has just been announced, so it’s too early to talk about the concept and the company is still in talks with other companies regarding sponsorship.`

From Big Brother to Bigg Boss

Big Brother is a reality television show, which was first developed by Endemol in Netherlands. The first show of Big Brother was broadcast in 1999.

In 2007, Shilpa Shetty won in the offshoot called Celebrity Big Brother in UK. Bigg Boss is the Indian edition of the Big Brother show and started in 2006 on Sony TV and then switched to Colors in 2008.


Hindi movie star Salman Khan has been announced as the face of UAE based high-street retailer Splash.

The AW’13 campaign featuring Salman will be shot in London and will be launched later this month.

`Splash is an amazing high street retailer with a very vast reach in the region,` the `Ek Tha Tiger` star said in a statement.

Salman Khan to endorse Middle East fashion retailerIn the past, Splash helped Salman launch the fashion brand of Salman’s Being Human NGO.

`Our relationship with Salman dates to when we launched Being Human as part of our brand portfolio, which now gets stronger. Salman is a brand and his appeal spans through generations, classes and nationalities, particularly with the Arabs in the region, where every personality of his is loved and revered by his fans,` Splash CEO Raza Beig said.


Hrithik-Kareena in never seen before avatar in `Shuddhi`Karan Malhotra has finally pulled off a dream cast for his next directorial venture ‘Shuddhi’. Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor team up again after a long hiatus
The director says a cliche it may sound, but the two will be seen in a completely new avatar in the movie.

“Yes, finally we have confirmed Kareena for the role. I feel she is a stunning looking girl and she suites the character best. I am sure she will do justice to the film,” said Malhotra.

“I am not allowed to talk much about my film, but all I can assure you is Kareena and Hrithik will be seen in a never before role in ‘Shuddhi’. I know it’s the most cliche line ever, but I can assure you on that,” added the director who made ‘Agneepath’ remake with Hrithik.

Was it a conscious effort to reunite Hrithik-Kareena on screen almost after 10 years?

“No, it was not a conscious decision, it was just a coincidence. They both look lovely together, the script demanded them and I am lucky to have them on board,” he said.

Kareena-Hrithik last outing together was 2003 release ‘Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon’. They were also seen together in ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge!’ and ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ and ‘Yaadein’.

Talking about Kareena, Malhotra said, “Kareena is a thorough professional and she took it as any other job. I don’t think there are any differences.”

‘Shuddhi’, which will be produced by Karan Johar, will go on floors by early next year.