Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Aamir khan prepares for Toronto film fest

Aamir khan prepares for Toronto film festPopular actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan is preparing to fly to Toronto for the screening of his wife Kiran Rao's directorial debut "Dhobi Ghat" at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

"Getting ready to leave for Toronto. First screening of 'Dhobi Ghat' on Sep 10 at the festival. Too many nervous days too close together," Aamir posted on his Facebook page.

The film festival is to be held Sep 9-18.

In "Dhobi Ghat", Aamir plays the lead role of a painter. Set in Mumbai, the film revolves around four people who are separated by class and language but drawn together in compelling relationships.

Actor Pratiek Babbar too plays a key role in the film.


A.R. Rahman is human, not god: Vishal Dadlani

Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani is defending Oscar winner A.R. Rahman against all negative comments for the latter's composition "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto", which is the official song for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

"The only infallible one is god, who sends music to us all. Everyone else is human, including Rahman. We're all allowed off days. Be nice. All you doubters, and haters, please understand that Rahman has done more for music and India's international image than almost anyone else," Dadlani of music director duo Vishal-Shekhar posted on Twitter.

Rahman, who is said to have charged over Rs.5 crore to compose the song, is receiving flak for lack of any catchy phrase a la 'Waka Waka'.

Nevertheless, a lot of his fans are also supporting him.

Dadlani is looking forward to meeting Rahman on the sets of Zee TV's "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar".

"Today's guest on 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa...' is the man himself, Mr. A.R. Rahman. Oddly, I've never met him before! Can't wait," he posted.

While Dadlani is one of the judges on the show, Rahman will be a special guest in one of the upcoming episodes.


Sanjay Dutt more handsome in real: Mallika Sherawat

Glamour girl Mallika Sherawat, who is shooting for comedy film "Double Dhamaal", says she finds Sanjay Dutt more appealing than she ever thought he is.

"Met Sanjay Dutt... even more charming than I've heard, and even more handsome in person... 'Double Dhamaal' is going to be a fun shoot," Mallika posted on her Twitter page.

The actress, who had shifted base to Los Angeles to pursue her Hollywood dreams, is in India to promote her film "Hisss". She will also shoot for "Double Dhamaal", a sequel to laugh riot "Dhamaal".

The film will feature Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Aashish Chaudhary and Aftab Shivdasani, apart from Kangana Ranaut, Mallika and Sanjay.

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