Buzz is that Madhuri Dixit [ Images ], who recently gave birth to a baby boy, will perform with singing sensation Adnan Sami [ Images ] in the US, where Sami is on an extensive tour.
Dixit's secretary Rikku Rakesh Nath is promoting the concert. Nath's son Karan and client Amisha Patel [ Images ] have confirmed their participation in the show.
Zayed: Cuts like a knife
The debacle of Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne (Esha Deol [ Images ], Salil Ankola) has left its debutante Zayed Khan [ Images ] an unhappy man.
Adding to his woes is the news that many of his scenes in Farah Khan [ Images ]'s directorial debut, Main Hoon Na [ Images ] (Shah Rukh Khan [ Images ], Sushmita Sen [ Images ], Amrita Arora [ Images ]) have been slashed at the editing table.
Sohail Khan [ Images ] was the original choice for Zayed's role, until big brother Salman had a spat with SRK [ Images ] and Aishwarya Rai [ Images ] on the sets of Aziz Mirza's Chalte Chalte (SRK, Rani Mukerji [ Images ], Jas Arora). Ash, as a result, was replaced by Rani.
The Hinglish connection
Though her new release Praan Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye (Raveena Tandon [ Images ], Dia Mirza [ Images ], Rinkie Khanna, Sushmita Sen, Mahesh Manjrekar [ Images ], Shweta Menon [ Images ], Divya Dutta [ Images ]) failed to get good reviews, Namrata Shirodkar [ Images ] isn't sulking.
Shirodkar refuses to divulge any more details, saying, "It is too early. I am reading it. The script looks good. Time will tell whether all three of us will sign it or not."
Sonu's pious intentions
Singer Sonu Nigam [ Images ] has decided to build a temple in his parents' name, called the Shobha Agam Kumar Temple (Shobha and Agam are Sonu's parents).
At a recent concert in Yavatmal, Maharashtra [ Images ], attended by a crowd of 10,000 people, Nigam said the entire proceedings of the show would go towards construction of the temple.
Another one bites the dust
Following a rather sedate debut in Bas Yun Hi (Purab Kohli [ Images ], Nandita Das [ Images ], Rajiv Gopalkrishnan, Sameer Malhotra, Sandhya Shetty, Tannishtha Chatterjee [ Images ]), Parmita Katkar will now appear in an item number in Pankuj Parashar's Inteqam: The Perfect Game.
Parmita was among the Top Five in the Miss India [ Images ] 2003 contest and will represent the country at the Miss Asia-Pacific contest in Manila, Philippines, later this year.
A national level swimming and athletics medallist from Bangalore, Parmita also features in Padam Kumar's Supari (Uday Chopra [ Images ], Rahul Dev [ Images ], Nandita Das, Purab Kohli, Aakash Saigal, Nauheed Cyrusi [ Images ]).
Apparently, Parashar decided to cast her in Inteqam after watching a tape of her performance during the Miss India 2002 contest.