Dilip Kumar: I'm eager to go home
Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who suffered a mild heart attack last week, is recovering well. He took to Twitter to update his fans about his health.
‘Monsoon is reluctant to leave Mumbai; I am eager to go home. Thank you all doctors, nurses and staff of Lilavati,’ the 90-year-old actor.
Kumar, who had been admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati hospital, will be discharged tomorrow.
A source close to the actor said, 'He is much better (now) and hence we have decided to take him home. He is recovering quite well. He is having food on his own. He will be discharged tomorrow.'
Image: Amitabh Bachchan, Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar
Photographs: Dilip Kumar/Twitter
On the sets of Sajid Khan's Humshakals
Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu, and Tamannah are currently shooting for the first song You Are My Caller Tune for Sajid Khan’s Humshakals in UK.
Bipasha Basu shared a picture (above) and tweeted: ‘Shooting at Hyde Park corner! Dancing to a groovy tune fr Humshakals:)’
Riteish Deshmukh also shared a picture from the sets and added: ‘Dancing wth Saif, Bipasha n Tamannah. Humshakals song- 'U R My Caller Tune- Himesh @ his best, love this number.’
Meanwhile, Ram Kapoor, who also stars in the film, shared a picture of him with director Sajid Khan and co-star Saif Ali Khan and tweeted: ‘Here's a pic from the humshakal's set.’
Image: Bipasha Basu and Riteish Deshmukh
Photographs: Bipasha Basu/Twitter
Divya Dutta turns 36!
Actress Divya Dutta, who was last seen in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, turns 36 today and her Delhi-6 co-star Abhishek Bachchan tweeted his wishes.
‘Here’s wishing the supremely talented @divyadutta25 a very happy birthday… big love,’ Bachchan tweeted.
Divya will be next seen in a mini TV series on Indian constitution called Samvidhaan. The series is produced by Rajya Sabha and directed by Shyam Benegal.
Image: Divya Dutta
When Mira Nair lost to Aamir Khan
Reactions continue to pour in over the Film Federation of India’s decision to send The Good Road to Oscars.
Film critic Rajeev Masand recalled a similar incident when Aamir Khan’s Lagaan was picked over Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding.
‘I remember in 2002, Lagaan was picked over Monsoon Wedding as India's entry to the Oscars. Mira Nair had said she was disappointed bec MW had an advantage over any other film since it had won at Venice and had major festival buzz and was the darling of the international press. Aamir Khan, upset at Mira's statements, said it was arrogant of Mira to think no other filmmaker/film (from India) could mount a successful Oscar campaign. And we all know how he pushed and drove Lagaan into the consciousness of Oscar voters, which resulted in the film finding a place in the final shortlist. One only hopes The Good Road can and will do that. If it can't, it will forever be remembered as the film that wasted an opportunity that The Lunchbox might have better exploited,’ Masand wrote.
Meanwhile, author Shobhaa De slammed chief of the jury Goutam Ghose and tweeted: ‘So, what exactly is Goutam Ghose saying? That he gorged on the Lunchbox but his jury found it less appeasing?’
Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta added: ‘Dear Mr. Ghosh, films submitted to the Oscars are not supposed to showcase the country but the cinema of the country. If the selection committee's criteria is films showcasing India, then they should be sending the tourism ads for the Oscars.'
Image: Aamir Khan in Lagaan
Amitabh, Rekha, Sridevi, Jayalalithaa get honoured
At the concluding day of four-day celebrations to mark the 100 years of Indian cinema in Chennai, veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, K Balachander, Sridevi and Mammooty were honoured by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who earlier acted in film before entering politics, was also honoured at the ceremony.
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted his vote of thanks: ‘Thank you SIFCC and the CM of T'Nadu, for giving us this honour respect and dignity by the hands of the President of India, no less. We in the North and in Mumbai have done nothing on this occasion, but the South does and humbles us all. What a fantastic gesture !!
‘Under the patronage of the CM of Tamilnadu, Dr Jayalalita, all elders who have contributed to cinema all over India, decorated ! What a momentous evening in Chennai, where SouthIndianFilmIndustry celebrates 100 yrs of Cinema and felicitates all languages !!’ he added.
MS Viswanathan, Javed Akhtar, Randhir Raj Kapoor, Mohanlal, Ambariesh and Paravathamma Rajkumar, K Vishwanath, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, Aparna Sen, Goutam Ghose, Preeti Saproo, Utham Mahanthy and Manoj Tewari were also honoured by Mukherjee.
The event was organised by the Tamil Nadu Government and South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC).
Image: Amitabh Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
PHOTO: Veena Malik visits Indore!
Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who will be next seen in Supermodel opposite her ex-beau Ashmit Patel, recently visited Indore to promote the film.
‘SUPERMODEL promotions....last leg Indore!!!’ Malik tweeted with the picture (above).
Directed by Navin Batra, the film is based on the fashion world, and looks closer at a model's life. Supermodel will release on September 27.
Image: Veena Malik
Photographs: Veena Malik/Twitter