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Manoj Bajpayee to team with Tabu for Neeraj Pandey’s next

The duo will share screen space after 14 years

Actor Manoj Bajpayee says he is looking forward to working with Tabu in his upcoming film and calls her a “wonderful actress”.
“I am excited to work with Tabu. she is a wonderful actress,” the actor told IANS.”I will start shooting with her in my next which will be co-produced by myself. I am thrilled about this project. I can’t reveal the plot of the film but it’s an out and out thriller film,” he added. The yet-to-be titled film will be directed by debutant Mukul Abhyankar. The film will be co-produced by Neeraj Pandey. Meanwhile, Manoj is busy promoting his next film Tevar, produced by Boney Kapoor, and says he has lot of expectation from this film.

“I have a grey shade in Tevar and I have enjoyed the role. I have worked with Boney before in Bewafa which didn’t work well at the box office but I am expecting a lot from this film,” he said. “The kind of films I am doing lately is great. This is the best phase now and I am getting more active about my films,” he added. Tevar features Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead.

After Action Jackson, Prabhudeva wants to direct a horror film

Yes! The ace choreographer turned director is keen on trying his hand at a different genre

Prabhudeva, who is known for making action and comedy films, says he wants to try a horror flick in future.

“I think now I want to make a horror film. It’s not easy to scare the audience. Let’s see in future if I get a good script, I will make a horror film,” said the director who is geared up for the release of his film Action Jackson.

The film has stars Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role and the director says that Ajay has given his best in the film.”Ajay is extremely hard working. He is a very dedicated actor and he has given his best in this film,” said Prabhudeva. Action Jackson will hit theaters Dec 5.

Want to know what special gift Fawad Khan received for his birthday?

Well to Fawad it may be another feather added to his glorious cap but we believe the actor couldn’t have received a better birthday gift. Interested? Read on!

He came, he saw, and he continues to conquer. Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan and entered Bollywood and created a buzz which fails to fizzle out. The actor became a household name with his hit show Zindagi Gulzar Hai on Zindagi. Soon after, the handsome hunk made many ladies week in the knees with debut film Khoobsurat, opposite Sonam Kapoor where he played the dapper prince Vikram Singh Rathore. Fawad Khan Fawad Khan Fawad Khan Fawad Khan Fawad Khan Fawad Khan Fawad Khan

The actor’s talent was recognized and appreciated and now we hear that Fawad has bagged himself the ‘Bollywood Best Debut’ Masala award! The award show is being held in Dubai and we believe the timing couldn’t have been more perfect as the hunk celebrates his 33rd birthday today.

A perfect birthday gift isn’t it? Fawad was recently seen in another of Zindagi’s hit shows titled Humsafar starring Mahira Khan, which received much appreciation by the audience. The actor was recently in the news for having been approached for a film opposite Sonakshi Sinha, which will be a biopic based on the life and times of Amrita Pritam, an Indian writer and poet.

Well looks like this Pakistani lad is on a roll and there ain’t no stopping him. As for the best debut award, we feel this is just the beginning for the actor! Do you think Fawad will be the next big thing in Bollywood soon? Post in your votes in the box below!

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Sonakshi Sinha lost weight to shoot Radha nachegi song for Tevar

And that’s one reason why the producer of the film can’t stop praising Ms Sinha

Boney Kapoor is working with his son Arjun for the first time in his latest production venture Tevar but it’s the film’s leading lady Sonakshi Sinha that the producer is raving about.

“Look at her in Tevar. Sonakshi has never looked more stunning. She lost oodles of weight specially to shoot the song Radha nachegi (of the film). Look at how gracefully she has performed the song.”Very few contemporary leading ladies can carry off a semi-classical number so fluently,” raves Boney and adds that he will work with her again “very shortly.”

The Radha nachegi song is one of the most expensive song-and-dance sequences to have ever been shot.“We had to recreate the banks of the river Yamuna on a studio floor. It wasn’t easy…or cheap,” said Boney. The director will be casting Sonakshi in the Hindi remake of yet another South Indian hit directed by a fresh director.

Chinmayi praises Sonakshi for her effort in learning Tamil

Chennai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who surprised Rajinikanth with her performance in 'Lingaa', earned praise from popular playback singer Chinmayi who has dubbed for her in the upcoming Tamil movie.

Chinmayi, who has dubbed for the 26-year-old actress in Tamil and Telugu in the multilingual film, said it was refreshing to see the effort Sonakshi has put in, in learning the Tamil lines.

"It is her first Tamil film and her sincerity showed. She could have actually tried dubbing for herself in Tamil if not for the fact that it wouldn't have sounded like a Tamil native. If at all she does act in some urban love story she could dub for herself," Chinmayi posted on a social networking site.

A source from the film's production team had recently said, "It is Sonakshi's debut in the south and we all are quite fascinated, including Rajinikanth sir, by how she has adapted to the south movies so quickly. Even though it is a completely new language for Sonakshi, she has been pretty quick with the shooting..."

Chinmayi missed out on a chance to sing in the Rajinikanth starrer as she was travelling but director Ravikumar made sure she was part of the movie and got her to dub for Sonakshi.

"And yes after Shivaji this is the first time I didn't get to sing in a superstar film. But I definitely believe all that happens is for the very best," she told PTI.

Besides Sonakshi, the other lead actress is Anushka Shetty. The music for the film, scheduled for release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi on December 12, is by A R Rahman. 

Chinmayi, who has dubbed for actresses like Trisha ('Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa' (VTV), Samantha (Ye Maaya Chesaave (Telugu version) and Tammanah (Kandaen Kaadhalai), feels dubbing artistes do not get due recognition. Except the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh state governments, there are no awards for dubbing artistes, Chinmayi said.

She said in her posting on a social networking site that she was not a dubbing artiste "by my primary profession" and dub "for the fun of it." "A dubbing artiste does a lot of repair work for an artiste who doesn't naturally speak the language they are acting in. The next time you watch a villain or an actor whom you know to be a non-native speaker of the language, watch the lip-sync. You'll know the amount of work that dubbing artistes have been putting in to elevate the performance of the actors."

"..There have been generations of artistes who have gone unsung and have been (and continue to be) routinely underpaid for their efforts." "To be honest, until I started dubbing I didn't realize the amount of work of a dubbing artiste puts in. Especially the artistes that dub for villains. They really stretch their vocal cords to a different dimension."

"So the next time you watch a film, in addition to praising the work of your favorite actor, be it villain or a supporting actor, check the rolling credits for the dubbing artist and give them due credit. Due credit to South Indian Dubbing Union that has done a lot for the improvement of the scenario where they make sure artistes and dubbing coordinators are paid," she said.
Chinmayi is looking forward to the release of Dhanush starrer 'Anegan', which is also scheduled next month, in which she has rendered a composition scored by Harris Jayaraj.

"Roja Kadale has received some encomiums and I am grateful," she said. She also got to work in Isai' with actor/music composer S J Suryah, who, she said, was a 'revelation'. "I didn't expect to see him as a music director when I went to the studio.I like both songs that I have sung for him."

She is also awaiting the release of the Marathi superhero film 'Baji' starring Shreyas Talpade, in which she got to render a composition, next year. As for music concerts/stage shows, she said she will be singing for the 'Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaaru' event next month. 

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Ajay Devgn: I believe six-pack and eight-pack abs make you weak

The Action Jackson star believes in staying physically fit

Actor Ajay Devgn believes in being muscular and fit rather than running after six-pack and eight-pack abs that other actors have flaunted in their films.

“For Action Jackson, the makers wanted me to sport a bulky body, which was very easy for me to achieve.”I believe six-pack and eight-pack abs make you weak. They look nice, but they can make you physically weak. I believe you should be muscular and fit. I don’t want to promote eight-pack abs,” Ajay said.The actor, who’s currently busy promoting his film Action Jackson, says there is no buffoonary in the film.

“Prabhudheva is a very good actor himself and there is no buffoonary comedy in the film, and his comic timing is great. I enjoyed working with him,” he said.Directed by Prabhudheva, Action Jackson also features Sonakshi Sinha.

Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez click selfies for a cause!

The actresses indulged in clicking selfies but read on to know why those selfies were special… Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez Alia-Bhatt-238114 Sonakshi-Sinha-2811114 Jacqueline-281114 Ileana-281114 Nimrat-Kaur-281114 Ravi-Dubey-284114

An NGO started a charitable cause for underprivileged children on social media yesterday which called for people to take selfies and upload the same on social networking websites like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the #EduSelfie and #CelebrateLife.

Bollywood celebrities also hopped on to the selfie bandwagon as they clicked themselves for a cause thus encouraging their fans to do the same. Among others it was Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ileana D’Cruz and Nimrat Kaur who helped children with their selfies. Television actor Ravi Dubey also helped the initiative with a selfie! The initiative says that every 10 selfies with the #EduSelfie would sponsor 1 underprivileged kid’s education.

We hope that more Bollywood celebs follow suit and help the cause. Till then all you guys reading this can also upload a selfie and help a child get educated because every selfie counts!