The latest news updates from Bollywood – February 13th 2012.
News and Rumours
- Kareena Kapoor will have two item numbers in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine. One song is supposedly called ‘Halkat Jawani’.
- Luv Ranjan, the director of Pyaar Ka Punchnama, will be directing his next titled Akash Vani. Kartikeya Tiwari and Nushrat Bharucha – who played Rajat and Neha in Pyaar Ka Punchnama – have been cast for the lead roles.
- Anurag Kashyap has signed Siddhant Kapoor (son of Shakti Kapoor) for his next titled Ugly.
- John Abraham was in Mangalore on Saturday to inaugurate Euro Gold Jewellery showroom. He was supposedly bitten by a female fan!
- Ali Zafar injured himself while shooting for a action sequence in David Dhawan’s ‘Chasme Baddor’.
- Sonu Sood has confirmed that he won’t play the villain in Dabangg 2. Arbaaz Khan is looking for a new actor to reprise the role. The shooting is expected to begin in March.
- Govinda has lost 17 kilos of weight and also got a hair transplant done. He is looking much younger and fitter.
- Geeta Basra injured her foot while shooting for an item number in Zilla Ghaziabad
- Rumour: Indra Kumar is planning to cast newly married couple Genelia D’Souza and Ritesh Deshmukh in the sequel to Masti – titled Grand Masti.
Box Office Update
- Ek Main Aur Ek Tu completed a strong first weekend at the box-office with 20.5 crores of business (net). Breakdown: Friday – 5.25 crores, Saturday – 7.25 crores, Sunday – 8 crores.
- Agneepath crashed in Week 3, the third weekend collections are around 3.25 crores.
- Ek Deewana Tha releases this week. It’s expected to open slow, but grow on word-of-mouth.
Quotes of the day
- “If I weren’t working, I’d be married by now” says Kareena Kapoor when quizzed about her marriage plans.
- “I wasted 4 months last year on Race 2. I never refused to meet him. I was not in the country, so I suggested he meet my managers.” says Deepika Padukone on the Race 2 controversy with producer Ramesh Taurani.
- “Another shining star of the music world gone too soon…! We will miss you, Whitney… Respect and prayers for you! ” A R Rahman expresses sadness over the untimely passing away of Whitney Houston.
- “Coming back and working with him after so many years is fabulous.” says Bipasha Basu on working with Vikram Bhatt again in Raaz 3 after so many years.
- “Yes, it has been a very emotional weekend. The most important feedback has been Aamir’s, despite him not having seen the film.” says an emotional Imran Khan, who is basking in glory after the success of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Apparently, Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao loved the film and told Aamir that it’s Imran’s best performance ever.
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