Elli Avram: Won't take Salman's proposal seriously
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Salman Khan had been seen flirting with newcomer Elli Avram a number of times during her stint on reality TV show Bigg Boss, which the Dabangg star hosts.
"I will not take his (Salman's) proposal seriously," Elli joked.
The 23-year-old actress, who recently made her Bollywood debut opposite Manish Paul in Mickey Virus, said she does not know Salman well enough to think about a relationship with him.
"On a serious note, relationship and marriage is something huge in life which is between two people, who know and respect each other and have values," Elli said.
The Swedish actress has listed Shah Rukh Khan as her favourite and said she loves his 2002 film Devdas.
"I like Devdas the most because the love that is shown in the movie is so deep and beautiful, it is amazing. I have a crush on that movie," said Elli.
When asked about her experience in Bigg Boss, Elli said she is supporting wrestler Sangram Singh and hopes that he wins the show.
"Sangram is a very humble and nice man. My relationship with Kamya Panjabi was cold from the beginning, but I do not have any grudge against her," she said.
The actress also said that she has been reading film scripts but is yet to decide her next move in Bollywood.
"I have lot of offers from Bollywood but I am taking it slow," she said.
Image: Elli Avram in Mickey Virus
Anil Kapoor, Disney India team up for Khoobsurat
Walt Disney Studios have announced their next film Khoobsurat, in which they have teamed up with actor-producer Anil Kapoor and his daughter Rhea Kapoor.
Khoobsurat, which is to be directed by writer and ace ad film director Shashank Ghosh, will star Sonam Kapoor in a lead role.
"For a long time now we were looking for a script with Disney's values and we're happy to have found that in Khoobsurat. We are also looking forward to working with Anil Kapoor Film Company on this lovely film," said Rucha Pathak, Senior Creative Director -- Studios, Disney UTV.
The film narrates the story of Mili (played by Sonam Kapoor), an exuberant, vivacious and fun girl who turns the lives of a royal family upside down.
"We are excited to bring Khoobsurat with Disney India. Disney always stood for wholesome and heartwarming entertainment and we look forward to creating that with this film as well. Shashank's take on the film is unexpected, colourful and fun," producer Rhea Kapoor said.
The other cast of the film includes Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Amir Raza Hussain.
The film went on the floors recently in Bikaner, Rajasthan and will hit the screens in mid-2014.
Image: Anil Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
Hansal Mehta begins shooting Citylights
Director Hansal Mehta, who is collaborating with Rajkumar Yadav again on Citylights after Shahid, is embarking on a week-long shooting schedule in Rajasthan this month.
The Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films' project is an official remake of UK's award-winning film Metro Manila, which is also Britain's entry in the Best Foreign Language film category at the upcoming 86th Academy Awards.
Based on the life of a poor farmer who comes to the city of Mumbai in search of a better life, the film will see Yadav working with actress Patraleka.
The film is slated to release worldwide on May 1.
Image: Hansal Mehta
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