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Must Watch: Sexy Sonakshi; SRK's IPL party

Last updated on: May 21, 2011 09:59 IST

Sonakshi's sexy photoshoot

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There was a time when Sonakshi Sinha and perhaps the people closest to her never imagined that she would become a star, although destiny dictated otherwise -- she catapulted to fame with her grand entry to B-Town in Dabangg, opposite Salman Khan.

What few know is the effort it took for her to light up the big screen. A few years ago, at 90 kgs Sonakshi was more than just overweight. While studying fashion designing, however, she realised that she needed to lose at least one-third of her weight, not just to look good but also to feel healthy.

Here's the routine Sonakshi started on in her bid to drop the excess baggage:

  • She began visiting the gym twice a day.
  • She started on a high protein diet.
  • She cut back on her carbohydrate consumption.
  • She experienced immense benefits from spinning.
  • She included weight training in her regular fitness regime, working at it four to five times a week.

The actress revealed that she did not have to look back after she lost 30 kgs. She got enough guidance and health tips from one of the fittest heroes of the industry, Salman Khan. With her great looks and a perfect body, she is the new darling of Bollywood -- and India.


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Sexy IPL cheerleader gets filmi call

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Mumbai Indians cheerleader Gabriella Pasqualotto, who was sent home midway through IPL 4 for exposing the antics of some of the top players on a blog, has been offered a role in a major Bollywood movie and also been invited to the inaugural India Grand Prix in October.

According to a report in a South Africa newspaper, the 22-year-old has been flooded with media requests from all over the world since her return to her native country.

America''s NBC channel and top radio DJs from Australia have also requested for interviews of her.


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SRK throws a party to celebrate KKR success

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Shah Rukh Khan, who seems to be very happy with the performance with his IPL cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders, threw a party for the team, and his filmi friends.

Shah Rukh was seen greeting Australian cricketers
Brett Lee and James Pattinson, as he invited them into his home, Mannat, in suburban Bandra, Mumbai.

KKR captain Gautam Gambhir was also spotted, along with Wasim Akram, Mark Boucher, L Balaji and many more cricketers.

Shah Rukh's Don 2 co-star Priyanka Chopra arrived with Sonali Bendre-Behl, Sonali's husband Goldie Behl and sister-in-law Shrishti Behl


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First teaser :Big B's Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap

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Amitabh Bachchan is back to making films under his banner AB Corp. His next film is titled Bbuddah - Hoga Tera Baap.

This first teaser of the film brings back the angry man image of the superstar

His son Abhishek Bachchan seemed excited by the new film'THE B back to doing what we love to see him do, might not be that young but he's definitely ANGRY! very excited about this film. Bbuddah- hoga Tera baap!!! How cool is that title!'


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Trailer: Multi-starrer Zindagi na milegi dobara

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Excel Entertainment has come up with a unique way to promote its upcoming multi-starrer Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The film studio has tied up with mobile operator Aircel to make the promos of the film available on mobile and Internet.

The film stars Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin and Abhay Deol and is set for release on July 15.

Addressing reporters in Mumbai , Rahul Saighal, Chief Marketing Officer, Aircel said, "We have 55 million subscribers and we are spread over 13 circles. And if you are an Aircel subscriber then you will be able to watch the promos for free on your cellphone."

Ritesh Sidhwani, who's producing the film, said, "We felt that this is a fantastic way to promote films. This promo goes beyond voice."


He also added that the importance of internet cannot be undermined and potential of this captive audience base is huge.

Aircel has also set up a page on Facebook to promote the film and it has already registered more than 6 lakh likes on the page.


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Double Dhamaal trailer

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After the success of 2007's comedy Dhamaal, director Indra Kumar has decided to make a sequel. The new film, Double Dhamaal, will star the original cast of Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aashish Chaudhary with two additions: Kangna Ranaut and Mallika Sherawat. Mallika will play Dutt's wife whereas Kangna will play the sexy secretary, who tries to woo her boss.


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Ramnami duppattas spread communal harmony

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Tanda, a small city located in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh is known for several small and big business units that manufacture clothes. The famous Ramnami Dupattas or saffron coloured scarves, used extensively as an offering to Hindu Lord Ram, are made here on a large-scale. Right from weaving to printing, thousands of people irrespective of their faiths are involved in the production of the dupattas. And the success of these units is attributed to the amity between Hindu and Muslim artisans who have been working together for ages.


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Why SRK wants to beat Gayle

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Bollywood superstar and principal owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan is hopeful of his team making it to the play-offs in the ongoing fourth edition of the Indian Premier League.

"It is a big match. We don't play individually, we play as a team. I am not tensed, but I am worried," he declared, ahead of KKR's crucial match against Pune Warriors at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

"Earlier, at Bangalore, our match was curtailed due to rain, so I felt bad. If we get a chance to play a full game then we will hopefully win. I hope we will be in the semi-finals," he added.

In a lighter vein, Shah Rukh took on former KKR player Chris Gayle, who is now with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

"There in no one player who plays against any team, except Chris Gayle. He is a monster," he said.

The superstar said he met Gayle, after the West Indies cricketer scored a century against KKR earlier in the tournament, and "tired to hit him on his face but couldn't manage to because of his height".

Asked why former KKR captain Sourav Ganguly was missing from the guest list at the party at his residence recently, the actor replied, "The party was for all players of Kolkota Knight Riders. It was for the first time that KKR had come to Mumbai, so I thought of having a party at my house. I had not invited any other player and I am sure if I had invited, they would have come."

After going unsold at the players' auction earlier this year, former India captain Ganguly made a dramatic entry into IPL 4 when he was signed up by debutants Pune Warriors India as a replacement for injured pacer Ashish Nehra.


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