Taking the offensive 13 Dec 2009 | 405 Views | admin
I couldn't believe the news. No, I know there's all kinds of strange and stupid stuff going on in the world, but every so often something really really exceptional happens. Something that causes you to blink twice, then look around to make sure someone isn't playing a prank on you. And this was one of those times: A gentleman was filing a complaint against a brand of Scotch Whisky called Teacher's because it was offensive to teachers.Read more...
Queenstown to become the next Bollywood Star 8 Dec 2009 | 525 Views | admin
Major Bollywood production company Dharma Productions will film in Queenstown in late January, putting New Zealand on screen in front of as many as 150 million viewers.
The major feature film I Hate Luv Stories stars Bollywood heart-throb Imran Khan and the beautiful Sonam Kapoor. Due for release in May 2010, it has already been noted by Bollywood critics as a film to watch out for.
Tourism New Zealand’s Acting Chief Executive Tim Hunter says the opportunity to showcase New Zealand and for media coverage in India is huge.
Imran Khan to get engaged on January 16 8 Dec 2009 | 391 Views | admin
Aamir Khan's nephew Imran is solemnising his formal engagement with beloved for many years Avantika Malik on January 16 and the auspicious and grand ceremony will be held in Mumbai instead of New Delhi which the industry informers had speculated.
Grapevine rumours had it that he was supposed to throw a lavish party in Arjun Rampal's lounge Lap but sources close to the actor confirm that the bash in happening in Mumbai where the whole of the film industry is expected to land up. The couple is now busy with the preparations of the event after which they shall also announce their marriage date.
I got another interesting email this week, which got me thinking. Last week I mentioned that I’m following a pretty strict diet, because I’m whipping my body into shape. Vikram, who is a budding actor wrote to me asking how important it is to have a good physique in order to be an actor. We’re all getting more and more conscious of the way we look nowadays. Some of us to the point of obsession, which is obviously not a good thing.
Let’s take a look at this whole thing honestly and practically. Everybody on board? Here we go. I don’t think rippling muscles are a prerequisite to becoming an actor; they certainly don’t guarantee so much as a chance, let alone success.
Mumbai: Aamir Khan's actor nephew Imran, who proposed to his longtime girlfriend Avantika Malik a couple of months back, has pushed back the date of their engagement
DNA has learnt that Imran wants to get hitched only after completing his pending work commitments. Since he is currently shooting for Karan Johar's I Hate Love Stories (which has Sonam Kapoor opposite him), he managed to convince his family and Avantika that it would be better to delay the engagement and marriage.
Here's my status update 30 Nov 2009 | 377 Views | admin
Seems about time to do another roundup. For those of you who came in late, every few weeks I write a `roundup' column to fill you in on what I've been up to, what's been going on, and what is soon to be going on. First, the coincidence; last week's column mentioned Sachin Tendulkar, and on Monday itself I got a call inviting me to a dinner in his honour! It's this weekend, so I'll let you know how it went. Any conversation topics I should steer clear of?Read more...
Culture of Fear 23 Nov 2009 | 296 Views | admin
I'm fairly certain you all follow Ithe news. At least enough to be aware of the happenings last week; this guy called Loin (I don't think that's his real name, par sara sheher usse yehi naam se jaanta hai) didn't care for Sachin Tendulkar's statement about being "an Indian first", and he said in his own column (published in an entirely different newspaper) that he was offended by this kind of broadminded thinking.Read more...
“I should lead by example...” 19 Nov 2009 | 370 Views | admin
Youth sensation, actor Imran Khan believes it’s never too early to go ‘green’. In Verve , he writes about spending his childhood growing vegetables and using tiles made from industrial waste in his Bandra home.
So I’m going green. I mean I’ve always been green, but that was more, you know...green on the inside. I didn’t actively do anything about it. Now I’m actually doing green things. Confused? Guess I ‘blue’ it. Better start from the beginning.Read more...