TRUST me, gorgeous Aishwarya Rai is on a winning spree, for sure. With so many awards, felicitations and honours already bestowed upon her...she’s in for yet another (colourful) feather in prismic plumage, with the release of Albela!
The unanimous verdict of the cinegoers has been that Ash has never looked so gorgeous and performed with more verve than in this frothy, feel-good film. Ms Rai deserves full marks for her remarkable growth as an amazing actress as well as for her spontaneous maturity in getting under the skin of an incredible variety of characters.
Remember her soft drink ad (with Aamir Khan) when she suddenly leans her hips against the doorpost and drawls: "Hi. I’m Sanju. Got another bottle?"
Directed by Deepak
Sareen, Albela has Govinda and Namrata Shirodkar on the mostest
marquee, too... with Jatin-Lalit pitchin’ in with some pulsating
music. No mindless violence, no (yawn) tear-jerking melodrama, no stupid
stunts — Albela is Aishwarya Rai and absolute, effervescent
Sushmita Sen, of late, has been rather down in the dumps. Maybe, I could call it a mid-life crisis (or, more aptly, a mid-career crisis)! She’s quite cut up with the Hindi motion picture industry — as well as its people!
Obviously, the sensational Sen feels cheated and abandoned by the filmmakers — producers ‘n’ directors, both. She was heralded as "the new queen bee of Bollywood" not too long ago (when she relinquished her "Miss Universe" crown ‘n’ sash)and announced that she was entering desi filmdom), right? But today, she realises that she’s virtually nowhere — all the hype ‘n’ hoopla is gone!
No amount of badmouthing ‘n’ bitching will help. So, shhh...Sush!
Karisma ka charm
Karisma Kapoor is really moving — as in turbo travel! By clinching Film-fare’s coveted "Best Actress" award, she has upped her status ‘n’ standing. And, at the same time, she has also pushed sis Kareena into the wings while she lords all over centrestage!
A number of filmmakers have reportedly shelved their (proposed) projects with Bebo... preferring instead, to queue up to Karisma... even if it means having to hang on for a couple of years before she can give them (confirmed) dates to start with the shoot of their movies. Now if that ain’t Karisma ka charisma, tell me, what is...?
Just horsing around
Film folk (and filmstars, in particular)are known for their strange fetishes and stranger idiocyncracies. OK one actor who takes the cake and the icing is Jackie Dada Shroff, for sure!
Frankly , he’s always been a "different" sort, y’know. And which is precisely where his alag-alag appeal lay. But now, he appears to have gone too much overboard — way rad hatke, if you comprehendo what I mean. Like, I’m told that, of late, he’s been spending a fortune — on buying race horses, if you please!
Honest to God, I dunno if the bombing of his home production, Grahan, has eclipsed the light from his grey cells... but, as of now, Jackie is in full, bloomin’ form to be called Jacko the whacko of Bollywood, friends.
Rumour has it
* that Twinkle Bhatia (nee Khanna) will be quitting films to opt for reality plays.
* that Sangeeta Azharuddin (nee Bijlani) is returning to the silver screen.
* that Aamir Khan is getting cold feet
before the release of his home production, Lagaan.