Hrithik confirmed for 'Agneepath' remake

Thursday, October 21, 2010 0 comments

It's official. Karan Johar has finally admitted it is Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra in the 'Agneepath' remake.

Speaking officially for the first time about the casting of the 'Agneepath' remake, Karan Johar coolly and cleverly passes on the buck to his novice director Siddharth Malhotra for Abhishek Bachchan's absence in the remake...a decision that jolted everyone who thought that Abhishek was a natural and inevitable inheritor of the 'Agneepth' role.

Says Karan: "When my father (late Yash Johar) produced 'Agneepath', he left everything to his director Mukul Anand and kept completely away from the project. I'm carrying on the family tradition."

"The casting for the 'Agneepath' remake was decided by the director Siddharth Malhotra. He decided on Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra. Why Hrithik and not Abhishek? I think Siddharth has his own ideas on how to present the character. I think the protagonist in the new 'Agneepath' would be very different from how he was in the original."

The script for the new 'Agneepath' is also entirely revamped. Priyanka Chopra won't play a nurse, like Madhavi had done in the original. And Mithun Chakraborty's character from the original has been done away with completely.

If there was any tension about Abhishek not even being approached for the remake of "Agneepath", it was wiped away at the HDIL Haute Couture Week where it was crystal-clear that the Bachchans still treated Karan as part of their family.

At Manish Malhotra's fashion show, Abhishek, more baffled than hurt by not even being asked to do the 'Agneepath' remake, walked up and warmly hugged Karan. Later, Karan coaxed the original 'Agneepath' protagonist Amitabh Bachchan to walk the ramp with star of the remake Hrithik Roshan, thereby putting an end to all speculation within the film industry about a strain between the Bachchan parivar and Karan over the 'Agneepath' issue.

Says Karan emotionally: "The Bachchans and my family go back a long way. Our association is not on a film-to-film basis. It doesn't matter how many films we work in or don't work in. For the record I will be doing at least 10 more films with Abhishek in my lifetime. He has already done two films with our banner Dharma Productions. He's doing 'Dostana 2' next year."

Thursday, October 21, 2010 Who boycotted Saif and Kareena


We know from personal experience that there are very few B'wood stars who are punctual. Most of them get away with being hours late for events, but not this time for Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

It seems that when Bebo and Saif got to an event in Mumbai almost two hours later than they were supposed to, the media boycotted them. So what was the reason for this delay? Apparently, the couple were stuck in traffic. Surprising, considering that the event venue was just about half an hour away from their home. The organisers say that they kept updating the journos about this, but that didn't stop them from walking out anyway.

We hear Saif apologised to everyone, but we think he might have also learnt that you can't keep all the people waiting all the time!

Break Ke Baad - First Look

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 0 comments

Break Ke  Baad, Imran Khan,Deepika Padukone,Sharmila Tagore,Shahana  Goswami,Yudishtir Urs

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the Cover of Condé Nast Traveller India Magazine 2010 - Photos, Video

The Indian edition of Condé Nast Traveler has hit the stands. This is the third title from the Condé Nast stable to be launched in India, after Vogue and GQ. Positioned as "the ultimate luxury travel and lifestyle magazine for the well-heeled, global Indian," the title will be priced at Rs. 100 and will be a bi-monthly. The launch issue cover features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, photographed by Pascal Chevallier in Paris as she takes readers on a tour of her favourite European capital. Contributing writers in the launch issue include Suketu Mehta, Fatima Bhutto, Richard Quest, Sir Mark Tully and Sunita Williams.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Condé Nast Traveller (India) October 2010

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Condé Nast Traveller magazine
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Bollywood Celebrates Navratri Photos


Preity's still positive about her IPL team


Preity Zinta hopes her Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab, which was axed recently, would overcome adversity.

"Thanks for all your support for Kings XI Punjab! If you know you are right and done nothing wrong then god and the forces of the universe have to support you! We shall overcome!" Preity posted on her Twitter page.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) axed the team for violating franchisee conditions, especially on ownership.

Preity co-owned the team with her former boyfriend Ness Wadia and two other businessmen.

Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji at HDIL Couture Week 2010 - Photos, Video




Rani Mukherjee Celebrating Durga Pooja - Photos