Punjabi singers talk about the style statement they like to make on stage and in their albums Sans bling, what style
Where is the bling? Where are the satins or silks, the trademark fabrics used in making folk costumes? Where is the heavy embroidery, gotta work on the borders, jewellery and accessories? Fifteen years ago bling confirmed the celebrity status of Punjabi singers; not that they compromised on the music, but Gurdas Maan, Hans Raj Hans, Kuldeep Manak were fashion icons in their own way.

Punjabi singers talk about the style statement they like to make on stage and in their albums

The stage is set
Bollywood celebrities are surely making their presence felt on stage as well. After Mahesh Bhatt presented his play The Last Salute at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh recently, now it's the turn of actor Paresh Rawal and Yashpal Sharma to woo the audiences during the second Chandigarh Theatre Festival. And all thanks is due to the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration and Tagore Theatre Society, which brings in the best of theatrical productions for the festival scheduled from September 17 to 21 at the Tagore Theatre.

Children at Tiny Feet, Giant Leaps Childís play!
A ballet lesson to hone the little dancer in your child, abacus classes to improve algebra skills and a foreign language for that extra merit ó life of a kid is not easy these days! And learning just became more fun for the younglings as several creative hubs, which aim to make global citizens out of the kindergarten kids, have come up in Chandigarh.

Children at Tiny Feet, Giant Leaps

Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba and Tusshar Kapoor Hum, Tum Aur A Love Triangle
Hum Tum Aur Shabana is directed by Sagar Ballary (who earlier directed the famous Bheja Fry), and stars Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade and Minissha Lamba. "It's a rom-com," says the director. "The promos of the film might make you think that it is a love triangle. But it is a lot more than that, I assure you," he confirms about his movie.
STAR CAST: (L-R) Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba and Tusshar Kapoor

No kissing please
Prateik Babbar refused to kiss Kalki Koechlin in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's production, My Friend Pinto. Kalki was okay with the scene but he refused.

Abhay Deol and Scarlett Johansson Dream encounter
Abhay Deol, who is considered to be a very versatile actor because of the roles he experiments with, was recently in Shanghai. Over there, he met Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson, who completely bowled him over. Abhay talks to us about Scarlett, Shanghai and more.

good company: Abhay Deol and Scarlett Johansson

Back to back
Model Lisa Haydon's second Bollywood outing is Rascals. She has done a hot item song in it called Shake it saiyaan. She has bared her back in the song and had no qualms doing so because she is very comfortable with her body and sex appeal.

Ajay Devgn Rumour it is!
This is with regards to tabloid reports of actor Ajay Devgn starring in the sequel of Phool Aur Kante with Sonakshi Sinha. As his official spokesperson, we deny this news and also deny that talks of such a project have ever taken place. There is no such project in discussion and all stories with regards to this film are untrue.

No sequel: Ajay Devgan

Broad(way) horizon
Actor Hugh Jackman is returning to Broadway with his play Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.

W.Ee bit nervous
Pop diva Madonna says she is nervous about her second directorial W.E because she wants to prove herself as a filmmaker the same way she did as a singer.

Anna Faris Blame it on the fame
Actress Anna Faris blames fame for destroying her first marriage to actor Ben Indra. The 34-year-old who wed Indra in 2004, says that her scene-stealing roles in Scary Movie and The House Bunny took a toll on their three-year union.

split action: Anna Faris

Leonardo DiCaprio Billion dollar boy
Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has grossed more than $ 1 billion at the box office over a span of 18 years, but the actor says that money isn't what motivates him to pursue new projects. The 36-year-old, who has given hits like Titanic, Blood Diamond, The Departed, Shutter Island and Inception said money didn't matter to him until he entered his 30's and wanted to take up production.

Titanic gain: Leonardo DiCaprio

Dinner with Daggubatti
Bipasha Basu and her buddy Rana Daggubatti were spotted having dinner at a popular restaurant in Bandra, suburban Mumbai. Bipasha was casually dressed in a white tee with jeans. What's cooking here?

Sportsman's spirit
Akshay Kumar's Speedy Singhs (an Indo-Canadian venture) is about ice-hockey players. He is going to donate Rs 2 crore to the Ice Hockey Association of India.

A still from Mere Brother ki Dulhan Charisma Katrina ka
Mere Brother ki Dulhan has collected Rs 27 crore in its first three days. It was made on a budget of Rs 30 crore and trade experts say it will easily cross Rs 50 crore. Most of the success has been credited to the charisma of Katrina Kaif.

brisk business: A still from Mere Brother ki Dulhan

Everything here is FISHY!
Is there something 'fishy' with your feet? Do you feel a continuous nibbling sensation on your skin? Don't get confused - you have just landed up for a fish pedicure! Yes, it is the Garra Rufa fish, often called the Doctor Fish, imported from Turkey, which helps in giving you a perfect pedicure by consuming only the dead areas of the skin.

itís rocking
Although the film is yet to be released, the song has already become a hit with music lovers. It has to be. For, not everyday we have Akon crooning for a Bollywood flick. Chammak Challo from Ra.One is a complete package that has great music and choreography. SRK's fan got to see him after a long time but the wait has been worth it. He is looking fit and Kareena, as always, is looking gorgeous. But the hero of the song remains Akon. His fans tell us why.

Clock wise
A new study has found that people who wake up early are slimmer, happier and healthier than those who get up later in the day. Researchers at the Roehampton University concluded that those who fight the urge to ignore the alarm clock complete morning chores faster, pack their children off to school earlier and thrive in the workplace.

High Spirits
Absolut Tango
This drink is a fruity burst of flavours, a medley of Absolut Blue and mandarin mixed with mint, tangerine and freshly squeezed orange juice neatly laced with an orange knot and infused pomegranate.

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