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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sania Mirza booked for trespass in mosque

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Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The police Thursday registered a case against tennis star Sania Mirza and an advertising agency for shooting a commercial in the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad without permission.

The Hussainialam police station registered a case of trespass against Sania and the advertising agency on a complaint by the minority welfare department.

Assistant commissioner of police, Charminar, B. Reddenna said the department had complained that Sania and the ad agency shot the commercial in the mosque without its permission.

The minority welfare department is responsible for the upkeep of the 17th century mosque located near Charminar, the symbol of Hyderabad.

The case was filed amid reports that some people were planning protests against the alleged desecration of the mosque after Friday prayers.

Hyderabad district minority welfare officer Kareemulla had Tuesday lodged a complaint with the police that the commercial was shot without permission. However, the police registered a case two days later.

The shooting evoked protest from the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), a powerful political party in the Muslim-majority old city, and from a section of people, who alleged that Sania and the agency had hurt their religious sentiments.

The mosque officials pointed out that the shooting of films and commercials was not permitted in the mosque premises.

Meanwhile, the police have made tight security arrangements to prevent any untoward incident Friday as some people were reportedly planning protest against the shooting of commercial.

The mosque is a major tourist centre. Tight security is in place at the mosque since the May 18 bomb blast that killed nine people. Muslims constitute 40 percent of the city's seven million population.

Reel Buzz: Aamir Khan Plays Shankar's 'Robot'?

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This is the new grapevine that is spreading in the industry. It is said that no sooner than Sharukh Khan turned off to go ahead with Shankar for the film 'Robot', Aamir Khan is turning on for the same. The projects left out by SRK are being taken away by Aamir Khan and they are proving to be hits. Now Aamir Khan is continuing the same old phenomenon again. The Interesting aspect is that Aamrir Khan is willing to produce this scientific thriller as well by investing about a Rs 100 cr. Another factor to be underlined is that Ameer Khan is going to play dual role in this film as scientist and Robot. The plot goes this way- A scientist invents a Robot to take care of his child. But when he knows that the Robot kills a few people, he puts an end to it.

Earlier when Shankar narrated this theme to SRK, Hrithik is supposed to play Robot and SRK, the scientist. Now both are to be played by Aamir Khan.

Now one knows how far truth holds in this gossip. It is also said that Ajith is showing interest in working with Shankar for Robot. Let us wait until the news comes officially.

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Smart cup in which you can put 2-3 of your favorite cookies. You don't need extra plates. It's made for right handed and left handed.


BANANA GUARD - Protect Your Banana!
Are you fed up with bringing bananas to work or school only to find them bruised and squashed? Banana Guard allows you to safely transport and storage individual bananas letting you enjoy perfect bananas anytime, anywhere.


Lock Cup - Anti-Theft Coffee Cup. Are you tired of others stealing your coffee cup? Well now there's a solution. The Lock - Cup has a hole which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his/hers shaped key to close the hole.

Making tea, though easy to do, is also time consuming. Once you pour the hot water into the cup, you must patiently hover over it, waiting for the tea to steep. Well, the Penguin Tea Timer happily does the waiting for you.
Place your tea cup under the beak and set it to the desired time. As you turn the timer dial, the beak lowers the tea into the hot water. When time is up, a bell sounds and the penguin automatically lifts his beak, removing the tea bag from the water.


You love toast, but you always burn it? Than, this invention us for you.
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One Click Butter Cutter controls your portion as an important part of staying healthy. This ingenious butter cutter delivers one standard pat with each click of the handle.


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Oh, Kamaal Kar Diya Sukkhi: Sukhwinder Singh

Oh, Kamaal Kar Diya Sukkhi: Sukhwinder Singh

The famed singer Sukhwinder Singh has come back to hit the headlines with his 'Dard–e–Disco' of 'Om Shanti Om' once again. He is attached to the much hyped Rajkumar Santoshi movie 'Halla Bol'.

This time he is not only singing for the film but also trying his hand at creating background score. Here is a tête-à-tête with the multi- talented Sukhwinder.

Q. This is the first time you are creating background score. How was the experience?
A. It was great. Directors usually take the background of a song for the background of the film.

When I prepared the song for Santoshiji's movie 'Halla Bol', he offered me a chance to score the background of the film based on the music of that song. He wanted the same passion that he had for the film, in my music. I am happy that I didn't disappoint him.

Q. Which is easier to create - background music or music?
A. Both are tough. It is true that creating the background needs time as well as the knowledge of every situation of the film. I took 90 days to make that background music. I applied my heart to it, which is why I was able to sustain the interest.

If I had to spend 150 days on it, I would have still had the same passion. Sometimes we get exhausted making a 4-minute song and sometimes we tirelessly make a full background for a full length movie.

Q. You sang Gurubani in that film. Was that your decision or Rajkumar Santoshi's?
A. Both of us wanted the Gurbani in the film. Santoshiji had kept a sequence where only some 'Pakeezah' song would have been suitable. I suggested the Gurubani. He was happy with the result, and he wanted me to sing it as well, much to my surprise.

Gurubani indicates that one needs no weapon to remove the negativity from our society. Only terrorists use weapons. When we are calm, we can spread our thoughts. I sang a revolutionary song – 'Ang ang zakhmi hae mera' – in that film.

Q. You have also worked in Rajkumar's 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh'. How much did he contribute?
A. We were not well-acquainted at that time. I was mostly attached to A. R. Rehman. We just met at a party. Then the producer Saami Sidiqui re-introduced us for 'Halla Bol'. I had already been introduced to the project by someone else.

I knew him as an action movie maker and I thought this movie would be on similar lines. Then I saw some parts of the movie and he told me the whole story. I offered him some music which he liked and gave me the responsibility of creating the music for the movie.

Q. What's special in the music of 'Halla Bol'?
A. Like most music director, I also think it is great (laughing).

Q. But what is special?
A. The fact that we were not trying to make anything different. Music speaks the same language as the film. That's the identity of a good movie. And that's the specialty of its music.

Q. After 'Dard-E-Disco' of OSO, you are believed to be lucky for Shah Rukh Khan.
A. Nothing like that. Even Shah Rukh and Farah worked very hard for the song. It also has the support of Vishal Shekhar's music and Javed sahab's lyrics. Some of my other songs with Shah Rukh were also popular.

People used to say even then that I was lucky for him. I didn't believe in luck then, but now I really have faith in it. How have people forgotten my other popular songs with Shah Rukh?

Q. The song has made Shah Rukh look young although he is 42.
A. Shah Rukh is a very professional actor. He has certain qualities that keep him on the pinnacle of success. Our combination worked well but we cannot forget the physical work.

Q. What did you think of the combination of 'dard' and 'disco' in the song?
A. I though it had a little Sufiana. In that genre of songs people mention 'ghungru' and pair it with pain. You may remember 'Chhaia Chhaia'.

'Tere ishque nachaya kar thaiya thaiya' is the column by Peer Bulle Shah that we used in the second part of the song. In that genre, if one has pain, then he gets the 'ghungru' on his feet. When we feel passion, we also feel our heart dancing in pain. This is how I felt while singing 'Dard-E-Disco'.

Generally we are instructed not to move while singing, but I danced throughout the recording of the song.

Q. How did Shah Rukh react to the song?
A. In our industry we have a tradition - when we are happy with something we praise it openly, and when we are disappointed, we either advise or keep numb.

After the song, Farah came screaming to me, "Sukkhi, you have done a fabulous job. None could have sung that song like you". Actually when people are happy with me they call me Sukkhi. I met Shah Rukh in a concert in Dubai.

He hugged me and said, "You really do some magic. People say that you eat either ice or pepper. Then how do you do that? I think you know some magic." I was so happy with his reaction.

Q. Please tell us about your forthcoming films.
A. I actually like to do one film at a time. After 'Halla Bol', I am preparing music for Subhash Ghai's 'Black and White'. I think the music of that film also will attain the height that the music of 'Hero' achieved.

Saif has to wait for marriage: Bebo

Saif has to wait for marriage: Bebo

Kareena Kapoor says she keeps her work and love life separate.

Kapoor said in an interview published that work was her focus right now and marriage to her boyfriend and well-known actor Saif Ali Khan was a long way off.

"They are two different compartments,'' she said.

She has dreamed of marriage and children like most women, but said: "At this point I am too young to think about it. We will take each year as it comes, not each day as it comes.''

Kareena recently ended a three-year romance with Shahid Kapur , with whom she starred in the hit love story Jab We Met.

Kapoor also won praise from critics last year for "Omkara,'' a Bollywood adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello.''

Kapoor said Khan was very supportive since he too worked hard to succeed in India's movie industry.

"I am highly ambitious. My strength, my confidence and everything else stems from my ability to work hard in my career which is the pivotal point of my life,'' she said. "It's beyond everything.''

"Instead of Nandana, Jimmy didn't want to kiss" - Anand Rai

Debutant director Anand Rai whose thriller Strangers releases this Friday, has an interesting story to tell. "The script required a kissing scene. I nervously approached my leading lady Nandana Sen and spent some time convincing her. She eventually agreed. How was I to know the objection would come from the other party?"

The film's leading man Jimmy Sheirgill refused to smooch Nandana. "He was adamant. He said he wouldn't have done the film if he knew about the kiss. I had no option but to drop it." Anand is all praise for his cast. "Jimmy is among our most underrated actors. For the other leading man's role I needed a man of a few words. K .K Menon fitted the bill. As for the girl, I needed someone who would look convincing as a girl who has spent all her life in London. Nandana Sen was perfect."

Rai is quite bewildered by reports that Strangers is based in Alfred Hitcock's Strangers On A Train. "I really don't know where that came from. Yes, the film does have Strangers as its title and there's a train running through the plot. But beyond this, my film is as close to Hitchcock as Jimmy Shergill is to Jimmy Mistry. Mine is an original story," the debutant director brags.

Oh yeah? We shall see. Anand shot the film entirely in London. "And not as touristic city. I've gone into lanes and bylanes of London. And unlike other films shot abroad I've even shot the interiors in London." Yes, but Anand couldn't get Jimmy Sheirgil to kiss.
On The Sets of Don Muthuswami, Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty, Shakti Kapoor, Rohit Roy, Ali Asgar
Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty, Shakti Kapoor, Rohit Roy, Ali Asgar

On The Sets of Don Muthuswami, Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty, Shakti Kapoor
Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty, Shakti Kapoor

On The Sets of Don Muthuswami, Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty, Ali Asgar, Shakti Kapoor
Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty, Ali Asgar, Shakti Kapoor

On The Sets of Don Muthuswami, Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty
Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty

On The Sets of Don Muthuswami, Dolly Minhas, Mithun Chakraborty, Meghna Malik, Ashim Samanta
Dolly Minhas, Mithun Chakraborty, Meghna Malik, Ashim Samanta

On The Sets of Don Muthuswami, Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty
Hrishita Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty

hooting of Samanta Movies latest venture Don Muthuswami is complete. This start to finish schedule was completed within 45 days. Starring Mithun Chakraborty, Hrishita Bhatt, Rohit Roy, Mohit Raina, debutant Anusmriti, Vishal Kotian and Shakti Kapoor, this film is produced by Shakti Samanta and directed by Ashim Samanta.

The story of the film is about a hardcore Don Muthuswami played by Mithun Chakraborty. On his father's advice, he is trying to alter and improve his image. Now he wants to be called Sir Muthuswami. This whole process for his transformation turns into a comic ride. The music of the film is given by Anu Malik.

Aamir to host Pogo Amazing Kids Awards

Aamir Khan’s special bond with children is something that’s known to one and all. With Aamir’s directorial debut, Taare Zameen Par, revolving around children, the actor has been going all out interacting with his young fans be it at a radio station on Children’s day, or judging a kids’ musical reality show on television.

The latest news doing the rounds is that Aamir will be hosting the Pogo Amazing Kids Awards 2007. Incidentally, Darsheel Zafary, the lead child protagonist in Taare Zameen Par would be co-hosting the award function which would be telecast on Dec 29 2007.

This is the first time that the normally reclusive actor would be hosting an awards show and apparently the only reason he has agreed to do it is because kids have been a real source of inspiration and strength for him.

Considering the popularity the kids channel Pogo enjoys among tiny tots, one thing is certain that Aamir would add many loyal fans for his film, which opens on Dec 21.

Shilpa Shetty's 'Miss Bollywood' in London

What: Red Carpet arrivals for London performance of Miss Bollywood musical, starring Shilpa Shetty.
When: Wednesday 12th December
Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London

Bollywood superstar and international icon Shilpa Shetty comes to audiences across Europe, as she makes her mesmerising stage debut in "Miss Bollywood" - a musical tour de force guaranteed to bring theatre audiences leap closer to the grandeur, opulence and true essence of the world's largest film industry popularly known as 'Bollywood'. Celebrated for her outstanding dancing abilities in the realm of Bollywood film, Shilpa Shetty is set to bring the stage alight, leading a performing company of over 40 leading dancers from Bollywood film and beyond in a musical extravaganza that has never before been brought to the international stage.

Miss Bollywood is set against the backdrop of London, in preparing for the 2012 Olympics. It follows the story of 'Maya' - performed by Shilpa Shetty - a classically trained dancer and choreographer, recently arrived from India to set up a dance academy in a soon to be demolished East London building. Maya soon finds herself thrust into the limelight, where she must either sink or swim. Her tribulations include the unwanted attentions of a famous but predatory producer and a jealous diva. Will vulnerability, purity of heart and a sizzling passion for dance allow Miss Bollywood to fulfill her dreams against all the odds?

The musical is a concoction of riveting dance sequences that could be entered in the Olympics, showcasing a combination of eclectic dance forms taken from the east and west of India, absorbed and transformed into the phenomenon known as 'Bollywood' dance, with Shilpa Shetty re-capturing on stage some of the Bollywood film industry's greatest hits over the past 40 years.

Miss Bollywood also takes a gentle look at the cultural divide between characters with Asian heritage but who consider themselves totally British and those who are from India in search of fame and fortune in Europe's multi-cultural capital city. The Olympic ideals of fair play and trying one's very best are the inspiration for the storyline and setting, in keeping with the tone of a spectacular show that places entertainment and wow factor as its top priorities.

After months of passionate rehearsing and preparation for what is set to be the most electrifying stage event of the year, Shilpa Shetty comments, "The project has been a labour of love in its entirety, and seeing its fruition, from the initial concept into a tangible realisation has been a dream come true. Miss Bollywood will appeal not only to fans of Bollywood films and their super catchy hit songs but also to the mainstream audiences for high energy dance or musical theatre. Extravaganza is the right description!"

The show is devised by renowned choreographer Ganesh Hegde, whose previous credits includes working with Michael Jackson. The stunning costumes have been designed by leading Indian fashion talent Neeta Lulla, who often dresses Shilpa Shetty in her films and an array of other A list Bollywood actresses. Miss Bollywood comes to Royal Albert Hall, London on 12th December with international celebrities gracing the red carpet including singer Jay Sean, Tottenham footballer Jermaine Defoe, Member of Parliament Keith Vaz, Celebrity Big Brother participant Daniel Llyod and host of other vip's. So all you Londoners, do not forget to buckle your shoe, take your house keys, put on your jumper and scarf and get ready to join the celebrations along with your favourite Shilpa Shetty tonight at the Royal Albert Hall.

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