It is not easy for every newcomer to make a mark in the Indian film industry.
Only the lucky few, without the presence of Bollywood in their genes and a
godfather, have done so and a luckier few have started their journey with the
most desirable Khan! Asin Thottumkal is one of those. In a telephonic interview
for the UTV Stars show, Superstar Santa, Asin speaks about her own tryst with
destiny and her place in the Indian film industry. At the age of 26, when most youngsters are still understanding the glamourous film industry,
Asin, a fresh face in Bollywood, has not only made a formidable mark Down South, but has also already worked with the likes of Amir and swayed to Dhinka Chicka with
Salman! “I have been fortunate enough to have worked with the two ace actors very early in my Bollywood career,” she says.
Fashion comes a full circle. There are no rough edges, no corners, no sides, no
opposites. Each thread picked up from where we left off. Which is why, you can
never say how far you’ve come. Pretty much a scenario of the trends to watch
out for in 2012!
Who hasn’t heard of Yo Yo Honey Singh, the king of rappers, especially if you
belong to Punjab where a geri is incomplete without playing his hits like
Chaska, Panga and more recent ones like Dop Shop and Brown Rang from the
album International Villager? We catch up with the artiste to know more about
this happening rapper.
Musical notes: Honey Singh
People begin New Year resolutions seriously enough — only to abandon them
midway. But having a friend can boost the likelihood of sticking to them,
suggests a study. This finding implies that buddy schemes could make a big difference to people following dieting plans, health programmes and could be integrated into state-run wellbeing initiatives.
“Specific plans regarding when, where and how a person will act have been termed implementation intentions,” explained Mark Conner, professor in psychology at the University of Leeds, who co-authored the study.
Kareena all the way
Will Players strike gold?
In 2012, Bollywood opens its account with the adaption of the old Hollywood blockbuster, The Italian Job. Will the audiences go for gold and make Players the first hit of the year?
a comeback trail
Karisma Kapur is looking so gorgeous and glamourous that the mother-of-two could
give any other actress a run for her money. Dangerous Ishq, directed by Vikram
Bhatt, is her much-awaited Bollywood comeback. It was supposed to be an erotic
thriller but Karisma put her foot down on the bold scenes. Vikram Bhatt’s films are known for their bold content and intimate scenes. Take Haunted and 1920, for instance. This is his first film with an established leading lady in a while so he had to do away with the intimate scenes if he wanted Karisma to be in the movie. She is a mother-of-two now and cannot have a sexy siren image.
back again: Karisma Kapur
Pop sensation Lady Gaga is keen to land a role in a Bollywood movie. The Poker Face hit maker travelled to India in October to perform her first show in the country and mingled with actors Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun Rampal during the visit, reported a publication online.
Smoke without fire
Pop star Kylie Minogue has denied that she is teaming up with Madonna. The Spinning Around singer is set to mark her pop milestone with a one-off televised extravaganza, which will reportedly feature performances with her sister Dannii Minogue and former collaborators Nick Cave and Jason Donovan, a publication reported.
Amidst reports of her impending marriage with beau Siddharth Roy Kapoor, actress
Vidya Balan, says, she would love to settle down but wedding is not on cards so
soon. When asked she said, “My career is going good. I am happy. Emotionally
and mentally I am in happy space. I am not thinking of marriage as of now but a
right time will come for it. I do believe in the institution of marriage. I will
not ignore it for long time. I will definitely get married,” she said, on the
sidelines of the first look of her upcoming film, Kahani. Reportedly, Siddharth
and Vidya have been dating since they met on the sets of No One Killed Jessica
early last year. It has been quite a while now, since reports linking the two
have been doing the rounds. Let’s see what happens.
Knot soon: Vidya Balan
In this cold weather, we all prefer
to hide our legs in warm wraps of denims or tights. But the trend has changed
and we are seeing a lot of stockings and pull-up socks these days. They come in
different colours and style and also thickness. From opaque to thick, stockings
that were once thought to be a little girl’s friend have graduated and are now
complementing the shapely legs of a pretty woman!
What better way to fight the chill than dig into hot desserts? But a word
of caution—with the decrease in physical activity we must try to keep off
those excess calories. So, we stick to the simple good old apple crumble which
is easy and quick to cook. You can make it with ingredients readily available
and is light on the stomach because of its fruity base.
If the younger generations' declining interest in reading and writing bothers
you, well, this piece is for you. Campfire, a publishing house that's into graphic novels, has come up with a unique online writing contest in association with Spell Bee India. Called 'Young Writer of the Year', this is open to students across India from class V to IX.
"Making money is not the motive but to promote reading and writing among the young people is," says Andy Dodd, marketing consultant with Campfire. The competition opened some 10 days back and Andy has been flooded with calls from enthusiastic writers.
have already created a niche for themselves in Bollywood. This edge of the seat
thriller Players is the official remake of The Italian Job (a 1969 film starring
Michael Caine, which was remade in 2003). The buzz is that Players is not the
same film. The plot is much thicker. There are many new characters. The
screenplay is very different from the original. The energy of the film is very
different. Abbas-Mustan, the director duo know how to make an entertaining films
and Players which stars Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh,
Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor and Omi Vaidya promises to be just that.
The year ahead