Would you watch RGV's film on 26/11?
Three years after Ram Gopal Varma went hoarse claiming he would not make a film on the 26/11 attacks after he was spotted touring at one of the affected sites, the Taj Mahal hotel, the filmmaker has confirmed that he is indeed making a film on the tragedy.
'After 'Department.' I am making a film on the attacks of 26/11,' he tweeted.
'Every one more or less has seen on TV or heard of what happened during that time. But my attempt now would be not only to capture on film the physical aspect but also the behind the scenes aspect of what exactly happened from the time Kasab and rest of the team landed on Amar Singh Solanki's trawler in the high seas, till kasab's heroic capture by the late Tukaram Ombale at Girgaum chowpatty. This will be intercut with what the various gallant police officers did in their attempt to get the situation under control.
'I am being assisted by Rommel Rodrigues, author of "Kasab the face of 26/11", who has an extensive and encyclopedic knowledge of the event but my film is not based on his book,' he added.Would you watch 26/11 on film, by Ram Gopal Varma? Tell us!
Image: Ram Gopal Varma
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
Amitabh: Sushil Kumar's cheque is ready
Sushil Kumar, who made national headlines after winning Rs 5 crore on Kaun Banega Crorepati 5, hasn't got his money yet. He recently quoted by a tabloid saying that he has no clue when he will be getting money, how much tax will be deducted nor the channel has contacted him.
When fans asked Amitabh Bachchan about the matter, he tweeted: 'People asking why Sushil Kumar not paid his KBC win .. cheque ready, but he wants it at CNNIBN Award ceremony in Delhi on 16th.. Also as per terms and conditions of Sony, they have to pay within 60 days of on air broadcast .. so still time for expiry !'
In the meantime, he spent his time reading scripts and meeting prospective directors. 'Spent an entire day with expectant prospective directors and scripts ... fascinating what this generation thinks and how .. If I had my way I would work in all the offers ..but sadly some shall have to be put aside .. Along with the scripts I get to see, because of time, all those films I never get to see .. and they are stunning and so well made !!' he added further.
Image: Amitabh Bachchan
Photographs: Stringer India/Reuters
Chikni Chameli or Jungli Billi?
Katrina Kaif's item number Chikni Chameli is creating a lot of buzz. However, it is the Hindi version of a popular Marathi song. Music composer Atul and Ajay Gogavale have apparently used their Marathi track titled Kombadi Palali from 2006 film Jatra for the song.
Riteish Deshmukh, who saw the video, couldn't stop praising Katrina Kaif. 'Chickni Chameli from AGNEEPATH- is just outstanding-I have never seen an actress dance like KATRINA does- she raises the bar to another lvl,' he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the film's heroine Priyanka Chopra is trending on Twitter, thanks to her character in Don 2. According to her, she's a 'badass' in the film. 'So I heard #JUNGLIBILLI was trending last night..I missed it.. Awww..saw the first copy of #Don2 !cant wait for u guys to c it..I'm Badass!' she wrote.
Image: A scene from Agneepath
Shilpa Shetty, who recently confirmed the news of her pregnancy, thanked everyone for wishes. 'Want to thank each one of u fr all ure beautiful heartfelt wishes, Really touched:)Went thru each one of them. Thanku thanku sooooo much,' she tweeted.
Meanwhile, Shabana Azmi who attended Lara Dutta's baby shower tweeted her blessings. 'Was at Lara Dutta's baby shower. She is glowing mashallah.bahut saari duayein for her , Mahesh and the baby,' she wrote.
Image: Shilpa Shetty