The THIRD dimension
There was a time when going to the theatre to watch a movie was an occasion. People were all dressed and excited, and why not? The big screen and booming sound system was like nothing they had experienced before. It was definitely an event. Time changed and in came VCRs and video libraries; movies reached the homes in a cheaper, less time-consuming way!

3D MAGIC: A grab from Avatar
3D MAGIC: A grab from Avatar

For cinema’s sake
Aishwarya Rai posed with aplomb for the shutterbugs at the Cannes Film Festival. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt marked their attendance as well. Penelope Cruz, Rachel McAdams and Salma Hayek followed suit. In between, whosoever came, saw and conquered the red carpet, but films took a backseat and celebrities and their designer costumes grabbed all the attention.

IN JUDGEMENT: Tapesh Sharma

IN JUDGEMENT: Tapesh Sharma

In Bollywood you need to have a godfather, television production houses prefer good looks over talent, modelling comes easy, but you need to be lucky to bag plum projects! And if you aren't ready to abuse on national television, the tag of a struggler too doesn't come easy. At times, the glamour industry is a test of resilience. Needless to say, one fallback option is a must.

WATCH OUT: Parth Gargish

WATCH OUT: Parth Gargish

Shine under the rainbow
As rain washes away the heat, skin problems may be the only thing worrying us in the revelry. Taking care of our largest organ of our body is a challenging task but some simple steps can keep all troubles at bay, according to the experts. Dermatologist Dr Monika Mittal says, "In this season the temperature increases and there is a lot of humidity so acne, blackheads, open pores are common."

the ‘in’ side
Home shield
After the burning heat of summer, monsoon showers are such a welcome. The weather becomes pleasant but keep in mind that our buildings need to be protected from the rain or else you may end up with seepage and dampness in your homes.

rain guard: Water proofing solutions are a must in the monsoon

Rain guard: Water proofing solutions are a must in the monsoon

Road Rage
The one wheel ride
Increasing number of vehicles…increase in travel time….rising frustration. Your car stuck in the ever increasing jams…How about dodging it all and that too on a single wheel? Yes, 'Mono-wheel' is one crazy idea from the past that has always inspired and enthralled us from its first appearance in France in 1869.

it’s rocking
Ode to Switty
Ram Sampath deserves a huge round of applause. It is for his music that Delhi Belly has become the most awaited movie of the season. If DK Bose helped the flick get immediate attention, it's the next track, Switty Tera Pyar that's adding to the excitement. The rap track and Akon like look of all Imran Khan, Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor has already made the song a hit with the youngsters. Lets find out what makes the song just a hit.

New faces of 2011
This year get ready to see several new faces vying for your attention. From Zoa Morani in Always Kabhi Kabhi to Parineeti Chopra in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, take a look...
Another PC on the block!
Parineeti Chopra in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl: Priyanka Chopra's cousin is pretty and attractive. She was part of YRF's marketing team before Maneesh Sharma cast her in the film and YRF signed her on for a three-film contract. Her life has changed overnight! She has already been linked with Ranveer Singh, her co-star in the film.

Zayed turns producer
Following in the footsteps of his father Sanjay Khan, Bollywood actor Zayed Khan is set to make his foray into production with 'Love Breakups Zindagi', a slice of life film about relationships. Zayed has teamed up with Dia Mirza for Born Free Entertainment, their production house and the actress will also be seen opposite him in the movie.

So far so good
Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston, who is reportedly dating actor Justin Theroux, believes honesty is the key to making a relationship a success and is extremely happy in her personal life. The 42-years-old insists it is crucial to be able to talk openly and honestly to your partner in order for love to last, reported a publication. "You don't confront your man about things which you're not happy about, you approach it in a much more constructive way. All couples face those kinds of difficulties, but you've got to be able to talk about your problems and your needs and do it in a positive way," Aniston said.


Happy go lucky: Jennifer Aniston

Happy go lucky: Jennifer Aniston

Uday Chopra to quit acting after Dhoom 3
Uday Chopra turned to Bacchus to make an important confession - that he is giving up acting. "Ok confession time... Dhoom 3 is my swan song... my last film... no I'm not giving up acting... quite the opposite, acting is giving up on me!" he tweeted. Uday, who posted a series of tweets while at a bar in Kansas, later apologised for being drunk.

Aishwarya is new dream girl: Hema Malini
Hema Malini, the original dream girl of Indian cinema, says Aishwarya Rai is the new dream girl of Bollywood. “As I have said many times, Aishwarya Rai is a dream girl and a great actress. In fact, she is much more than a dream girl," Hema Malini said here while interacting with the media about her upcoming film "Tell Me O Khuda" which has her daughter Esha Deol in the lead role. The actress said the dream girl tag to her was given by people and the media. "They just started calling me a dream girl. That's how it happened. But every girl today is a dream girl...acting itself is about dreams," she said.


Dream Title: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Dream Title: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Guest appearance
TV actresses Mona Singh and Supriya Pilgaonkar will be seen shaking a leg on bride-to-be Ratan Rajput’s mehendi ceremony in Imagine TV’s Ratan Ka Rishta. They would be joined by Neha Marda, Sneha Wagh and Supriya Kumari and the artists will be seen performing on dance numbers like Rola Pe Gaya, Mehendi Rang Layee and Dhoom Tana.

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