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March 2009
Bollywood Buzz

Aamir, Danny Boyle bond at Slumdog premiere

What a night! It was glamour ‘n’ glitz all the way as the Indian premiere of Slumdog Millonaire saw the who’s who of Bollywood mingling with the cast and crew of the celebrated movie on the red carpet. Aamir, Hrithik and Suzanne, Sushmita Sen, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Preity Zinta, Vidya Balan, Shabana Azmi, Imran Khan with girlfriend Avantika, to name just a few? all came in their dazzling best. The Bachchans, however, were conspicuous by their absence.

Later at an exclusive party after the premiere, Aamir Khan and the film’s director Danny Boyle were seen bonding like buddies, sparking rumors that the two might do a film together. Boyle had earlier said that he wants to make another film set in Mumbai and that he’s a great admirer of Aamir’s style of filmmaking.

Shahid, Priyanka in love?

The latest buzz in tinseltown is that Shahid Kapur has finally found a soulmate in his newest co-star, Priyanka Chopra. The two are supposed to be bonding big time on the sets of Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminay and also share a steamy lip-lock in the movie. They happen to be neighbors too. Of course, we don’t know where all this leaves Sania Mirza! However, Priyanka is rumored to have told Harman Baweja in December that it was all over between them. The guy is now getting utterly fond of his Victory co-star, the petite and pretty Amrita Rao. Yes, yes, the same girl who was once linked to Shahid.

Back to the Future with Akshay, Aishwarya

Nothing is confirmed yet but there is a buzz that Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai are all set to light up the screen again, four years after Khakee, in a movie tentatively titled Action Replay. Directed by Vipul Shah, Action Replay is said to be inspired by the Hollywood cult film Back to the Future which starred Michael Fox.

While on Akki and Ash, both the stars have been honored with the country’s prestigious civilian award, the Padma Shree, for their contribution to cinema. While Ash expressed her happiness at getting the award, Akshay admitted he couldn’t understand why he got it! “But I feel very honored.”

Big B in Hollywood-Bollywood venture?

Amitabh Bachchan, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz and Katrina Kaif?interesting line-up of stars, you’d agree! Well, if the buzz is to be believed, then producer Feroze Nadiadwala has done the impossible—he’s managed to rope in all these biggies for his upcoming Hollywood-Bollywood venture, Jewel Of India. What’s more, he’s got Rob Cohen of The Fast And The Furious fame to direct his magnum opus. Feroze is obviously inspired by his cousin Sajid’s much talked about Kambakht Ishq with Sylvester Stallone and Kareena Kapoor!

Feroze is not willing to divulge much at this stage except that the film will be an adventure-packed fast-paced thriller revolving around the Kohinoor diamond.

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