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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Veena Malik Nude On FHM Magazine Cover

A Pakistani actress who posed in the nude for an Indian magazine with the initials of Pakistan's feared and powerful intelligence agency on her arm has triggered fury across this conservative nation.

Veena Malik's photo on the website of FHM India, in advance of its publication in the magazine's December issue, has been lighting up social network websites since earlier this week.

Many here anticipate a backlash, as nationalists and Islamists regularly stage rallies against anything they deem an insult to Islam or to the national honor. India and Pakistan have fought three wars, and the Inter-Services Intelligence agency or ISI has been accused of sponsoring terrorist attacks inside India.

Malik has broken Pakistani religious and national taboos in the past. She is a target for conservative ire and a heroine to some Pakistani liberals.

Conservative cleric Maulana Abdul Qawi declared on Aaj TV on Saturday that her latest venture into controversy was a "shame for all Muslims."

In an interview with Pakistani Geo television broadcast Saturday, however, Malik said the nude photo was published in violation of her agreement with FHM India and she was considering legal action against the magazine.

Malik acknowledged having been photographed for a "bold but not nude shot." She said the editor of the magazine had promised that he would cover most of the photo with the ISI initials.

The photo was intended to poke fun at the Indian fear of Pakistani spies, she said, adding "whatever happens (in India), people say ISI is behind that."

Magazine editor Kabeer Sharma said Malik had given full consent for the shoot and the picture.

"We have all the record(s)," he told the Pakistani television station. "Veena was very excited about that ISI idea."

Zubair Khan, a 40-year-old shopkeeper in the northwestern city of Peshawar, agreed, saying the photo had given rival India another opportunity to insult Pakistan. ( In.news.yahoo.com )

"She has earned a bad name for the entire Pakistan nation," he said.

Others questioned the authenticity of the photo.

"It seems to be an Indian attempt to malign Pakistan by faking her nude pics, or she might have done it to get a cheap publicity," said Lubna Khalid, 38, a housewife in the southern port city of Karachi.
Twitter commentator Umair Javed however called on Pakistanis to "make copies of the picture and bury it in your backyard. This way, our grandkids will know there were some amongst us who lived free!"

Asked by reporters whether Pakistan would "pursue the matter" legally, the country's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Saturday, "First, let us see whether it is real or fake."

Malik does most of her work in India. The entertainment sector there is booming, while Pakistan's is moribund. Her ties to Pakistan's archrival have landed her in controversy in the past.

During a much-publicized talk show appearance early this year, she lashed out her nemesis Abdul Qawi, who criticized her for having a scripted love affair with an Indian actor on an Indian reality show.

"What is your problem with me?" an angry Malik demanded of the scholar, who had accused her of insulting Islam.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao blessed with a baby boy


Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao are blessed with a baby boy. And if you are surprised how you never heard of it earlier, it is because the child was born through IVF to a surrogate mother.

The delivery happened on December 1 at a private clinic in Mumbai. Aamir Khan confirmed that they went for IVF-surrogacy due to medical complications. Expectedly both Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao are elated to have the baby.

Aamir Khan will be next seen in the film Talaash alongside Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor. Also he will be doing a TV show next year. ( Timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

The news took the whole industry by surprise, especially because Kiran had been spotted at different events without the least hint of a baby bump. But now, the reason is clear, as Aamir and Kiran announced the latest arrival in their family with a press statement. "It gives us the greatest joy to share with you the good news of the birth of our baby boy. This baby is especially dear to us because he was born to us after a long wait and some difficulty. Due to medical complications, we were advised to have a baby through IVF-surrogacy, and we feel very grateful to the Almighty that all has gone well. We are humbled by the greatness of God, the miracles of science, and the kindness and love of our families and friends in being there for us while respecting our privacy. We seek your good wishes and blessings for our child," said the statement from the couple.

Aamir Khan has two kids from his first wife, Reena Dutta - a son named Junaid and a daughter named Ira .

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Genelia D'Souza Filmography

Genelia made her acting debut in Bollywood in 2003, with Tujhe Meri Kasam, alongside Ritesh Deshmukh. The movie centers on two friends, who study in the same college, have houses opposite each other, and were born in the same hospital on the same day. D'Souza portrayed Anju, one of the friends. The movie garnered poor box office returns, and it failed to propel her career in Bollywood. Following her poor debut in Bollywood, she decided to act in South Indian films. Tamil director, S. Shankar, was impressed with her performance in the Parker Pen commercial and decided to cast her in a leading role in his 2003 Tamil film Boys, a story about five teenagers having stereotypical teen-boy fantasies. D'Souza portrayed the character of Harini, a girl who falls in love with one of the boys from the group.

The movie was well received, and subsequently she started receiving Telugu film offers. She left Tamil cinema for a while to concentrate on the Telugu film industry. She made her Telugu debut in Satyam in 2003 opposite Sumanth, in which she played the role of a medical student, for which she was praised for her performance. The movie was a box-office success,and it raised her profile in the Telugu film industry.

Broader public recognition came to D'Souza in her second Hindi movie, Masti in 2004, which was also opposite Ritesh Deshmukh. The comedy focuses on three close friends who reunite after three years, but are now married and are being harassed by their wives. D'Souza portrayed the character of one of the wives.
Indian film critic Taran Adarsh was complimentary of D'Souza's role, saying, "Amongst the wives, Genelia is the best, Genelia looks the stern and demanding wife and is sure to be noticed." This film was a critical success, and also fared well at the UK box office. The same year, she appeared in the Telugu fim Samba. Her final Telugu movie in 2004 was Sye, set against a rugby union backdrop, in which she played the role of a vivacious college student. In 2005, D'Souza experienced a slump in her career. Her first Telugu movie in 2005, Naa Alludu, was commercially unsuccessful. Later that year, she starred in the Tamil romantic entertainer Sachein, in which she played the role of Shalini, a typical fashionable college-going Tamil girl.

A review in The Hindu noted, "Genelia, who hardly made an impression in Boys, makes much impact in Sachein." The movie evoked mixed response from audiences, but was well received with the younger generation, and was a commercial success. She later appeared in the Telugu patriotic movie Subhash Chandra Bose set against a backdrop of Pre-independence period, which was also an economic failure. The year 2006 marked a significant turning point in D'Souza's career. She completed two Telugu movies in early 2006, one was the romantic comedy Happy, and the other was Raam. She then portrayed the role of Haasini, a vibrant, effervescent and a happy-go-lucky young girl, in the 2006 Telugu romantic film Bommarillu, alongside Siddharth Narayan. The movie, a blockbuster at the box-office, grossed Indian rupee250 million (US$ 5.68 million) in India, and also won the 2006 Golden Nandi award.

Her character was well-received by critics, and garnered her the Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress, besides Nandi Special Jury Award and Santosham Award for Best Actress. Following the success of Bommarillu, D'Souza played the role of the daughter of a local don, in the Tamil gangster film Chennai Kadhal. D'Souza's performance received ambivalent reviews. While The Hindu praised her performance, Rediff criticized her commenting, "Genelia stands up yet again to prove the point that if you are pretty and well dressed, you can get away with anything, without acting." Shortly after wards in 2007, D'Souza played the role of sister of a notorious gangster in the blockbuster Telugu movie Dhee. Her performance was appreciated, netting her the FNCC Best Actress Award. The following year, D'Souza appeared in the 2008 Telugu romantic thriller Mr. Medhavi, in which she portrayed the role of a student from Canada. The movie was moderately successful, nonetheless D'Souza was complimented for her performance. ( Telugu-news.com/ )

She made her Kannada debut in Satya In Love the same year, in which she was appreciated for her smile. Later, she was cast in a leading role in Santhosh Subramaniam, a Tamil remake of Bommarillu. The film also turned out to be rather successful as its predecessor. Sify described D'Souza's portrayal as "the soul of the film" and the film's "biggest strength", however Rediff described her character as "appears a little too good to be true."


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Genelia D'Souza BioGraphy

Genelia Personal Profile

Name: Genelia D'souza

Nick Name: Genny,Cheenu

Date of Birth: August 5, 1987

Birth Place: England

Height: 5 ft 6 inches

Schooling: Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra

College: St. Andrews College, Bandra

Education: Business Administration

Family: Mom, dad and elder brother

Profession: Actress, Model

First Film: Boys

First Hero: Siddarth

First Director: Shankar

First Producer: AM Rathnam

Hobbies: Watching movies and listening to songs

Favorite movie stars: Sharukh Khan and Kajol

Favorite singer: Lucky Ali

Favorite song: Secret of success

Favorite dresses: Jeans, T Shirts and Salwar Kameez

Languages known: English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada

Religion: Christian

Marital Status: Single

Nationality: Indian

Claim to fame: For Hasini role in Bommarillu movie (2006)

Genelia Biography

Genelia D'Souza is an Indian film actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu and Hindi language films, as well as Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada language films. D'Souza first hit the limelight in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan. She made her acting debut in the Hindi movie Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003, which failed to propel her career in Bollywood, but soon achieved recognition in the Tamil film Boys the same year. She subsequently acted in many Telugu movies during the period from 2003 to 2005, which earned her recognition in the Telugu film industry.

Born in Mumbai into a Mangalorean Catholic family, D'Souza was raised a Roman Catholic in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai. Her mother Jeanette D'Souza was formerly a secretary to managing director with a Pharma MNC, who left her job in 2004 to help Genelia with her career. Her father Neil D'Souza, is a senior official with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). She also has a younger brother, Nigel D'Souza. According to D'Souza, her name "Genelia", means "rare" or "unique", and is a portmanteau of Jeanette and Neil, her mother and father's name. She is also often informally referred to as Geenu, her nickname. D'Souza studied at the Apostolic Carmel High School in Bandra and later joined St. Andrew's College in Bandra to pursue her Bachelor's Degree of Management Studies. She completed her degree while shooting for her first film, Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003 and initially thought that an MNC job would suit her. She liked sports and studies in college, and was also a State level athlete, sprinter and a National level Football player. D'Souza did her first modeling assignment at age 15, the result of being spotted as the bridesmaid at a wedding. She was selected for the Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, just two days before her exams, and had to shoot the next day. Initially she refused, because of her exam the next day, but the director persuaded D'Souza to shoot for the commercial. ( Imdb.com )

She gained wide attention from the Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, who said "she was good, and her expressions were spontaneous". She further did a Fair and Lovely 2003 Cricket World Cup advertisement with cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rockstar Movie Reviews


Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kumud Mishra, Piyush Mishra, Shernaz Patel, Moufid Aziz

Directed by Imtiaz Ali

Rating : *

This film says that depression, apart from making one horny, ignites the artist in one. But our lead, Janardhan Jakhar/JJ (Ranbir Kapoor) was neither adopted, nor abused as a child to feel down enough to become like his idol, Jim Morrison. So, to pursue pain, JJ flirts with college hottie and serial heart-breaker, Heer Kaul (Nargis Fakhri). He hopes to be dumped, shattered and consequently become a musical genius. But following several awkward proposals, JJ and Heer actually bond over doing wild things, which they trigger off by saying, ‘gandh machaate hain!’

While Heer is scheduled for a Kashmir marriage that would jet her off to Prague, JJ crashes her wedding but avoids clich├ęd Bollywood tactics of charming her parents or making a swift getaway as they’re not in love. The wedding leads to Heer’s departure, closely followed by logic departing from this feeble rock-u-drama like a ball smashed from Sachin Tendulkar’s bat. ( In.movies.yahoo.com )

JJ is clobbered and thrown out of his house for attending Heer’s wedding (a crime because?) and a reason even sillier than that. Broken and hungry, JJ takes refuge at a ‘darga’ which also doubles as ‘school of Sufi music for the lesser privileged’. After two months, he also spends some time, making a living babbling bhajans (to be fair that all religions offer a chance to hone one’s musical bone?).

One montage leads to another and JJ becomes Jordan, a revolutionary solo artist, headed to Prague for a recording. Song and dance numbers to amuse the country’s tourism board follow as Jordan and Heer finally get intimate (just when we thought they’d hook up in the sequel). If Heer’s married state wasn’t rarifying enough, she also suffers from psychiatric issues and is finally diagnosed with a form of terminal bone marrow. Oh, yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Finally, an orgasm of sadness results in compositions like ‘Nadaan Parindey Ghar Aaja’, possibly dedicated to the script writers of ‘Rockstar’ who never returned to the sets.

Ranbir is committed in his disturbed desi rocker avatar and his abstention from any intoxicants makes him an idol who wouldn’t corrupt his worshipers. Nargis blends divine beauty with lips that jive like she’s in the movie, ‘Finding Nemo’.

Although the ‘Rockstar’ soundtrack is being crowned universally, Rahman’s work has become formatted. It’s like, be it a horror or an animated children’s film, Rahman will insert a minimalistic yet soulful Sufi number (*Kun Faaya Kun), one Masakali equivalent- (*Sheher Mein), one high-pitched Dil Se-esque number (*Nadaan Parindey) and a soft soothing love song (Tum Ho). Shamelessly ignoring the rock theme, only ‘Saadda Haq’ comes close to the head banging genre. Also note that Mohit Chauhan is a trained professional and do not try singing ‘Oh, yeah! Yeah! Yeah!’ at home or outdoors, unless you want to risk being certified as an imbecile.

The film’s crisp post-production and beautiful cinematography makes the screen light up to dreamy sights and the enumerable chopper shots allow a great vantage point to take in the stunning landscapes of this eastern European country.

Watching ‘Rockstar’ once is like watching it many times over, thanks to the repeated montages that sporadically recap the film. If you thought being stabbed once was bad, here’s what a knife set can do.

The film drives home an unscientific hypothesis that people who’ve endured sufferings/ heart break/ loose motions etc will reach their creative best. By this logic, each person in the audience will be blessed with superhuman creativity as they step out after watching ‘Rockstar’. Oh, yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ghazal king Jagjit Singh dies at 70


Jagjit Singh

Renowned ghazal singer, Jagjit Singh, 70, passed away at 8 am at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, where he had been admitted to on September 23 after suffering from a brain hemorrhage. It was a voice that mesmerized a nation with a deep brooding sadness and the lyricism of Urdu. Along with his wife, Chitra Singh, he made a name for himself in the 70s and 80s as a leading ‘non-filmi’ voice in the recording industry. However, Bollywood did import his skills selectively over the years. One that comes to mind is Tum Itna Joh Muskura Rahi Ho from Arth. The image of a recently-divorced Shabana Azmi holding back her tears on returning to a cold apartment, while Raj Kiran strums a guitar and breaks into a song became a theme song of sorts for the bittersweet tribulations of urban life.

Jagjit Singh is survived by his wife, Chitra Singh, and though the couple saw meteoric heights, it also experienced dark personal tragedies. Their only son, Vivek, died in a car crash in the early 90s; his stepdaughter from Chitra Singh’s first marriage, Monica, who was a tarot card reader, committed suicide in 2009. Known as the ‘Ghazal King,’ Jagjit Singh’s personal tragedies gave his atmospheric, depressive soul-searching ghazals an emotional edge. Singh was also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan award. He sung in several other languages including Hindi, Punjabi and Nepali. He also collaborated with Lata Mangeshkar for the album ‘Sajda’ which went on to break records for a non-Bollywood album. However, what made him a national sensation was his quintessential single, ‘Hoto Se Choon Lo Tum’, a ghazal that would send his fans into a frenzy at the many concerts he performed at. ( In.movies.yahoo.com )



His other popular ghazals include Meri Zindagi Kisi Aur Ki, Mere Naam Ka Koi Aur Hai, Apni Marzi Se Kahan Apne Safar Ke Hum Hain, Wo Jo Hum Mein Tumme qaraar tha, Patta-patta Boota-boota Haal Hamaara Jaane Hai, Hoshwalo Ko Khabar, etc. He has also sung for popular movies like Sarfarosh and Tarqeeb.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rascals : Movie Review

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Arjun Rampal, Chunky Pandey, Satish Kaushik

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Directed by David Dhawan

Rating:*

Brand David Dhawan has always urged moviegoers to leave their brains at home. It's easy to pick a hole at this suggestion, who packs to go watch a movie, anyway? But assuming this was possible, can the remaining organs collectively make his movies an enjoyable experience? This is clearly an open debate for another forum. For now, 'Rascals' is yet another from the Dhawan stable that sticks to the staple ingredients that make his films what they're known for: silly gags, women in minimal clothing and rhyming one-liners which are usually insults. Having said that, don't expect anything more or less than just that from this one.

The film features conmen Chetan Chauhan (Sanjay Dutt) and Bhagat Bhosle (Ajay Devgn) who both spend some time conning others and then each other before landing up in Bangkok. Here, between trying to one-up each other, idiotically duping locals and some in-film branding for Pan Pacific Hotel, they bump into Khushi (Kangna Ranaut), a millionaire without a cause. Khushi's flippant attitude towards her immeasurable wealth (she keeps aimlessly signing cheques worth crores of rupees) and her perfectly toned body instantly draw our despicable duo towards her.

Naturally, our already competing rascals try every prank in the book to malign, seriously injure or ridicule each other, to win Khushi's attention and interest. The odd part of this sleaze contest is that neither of them seems to know whether they're gunning for Khushi's wealth or her vital stats. In all this, Khushi grins dementedly when flirted with/ spoken to/just like that, much like a battery-operated doll running on dodgy batteries.

A possible duplication of Govinda-Anil Kapoor's 'Deewana Mastana' is only obvious. Apart from the entire format, even elements like setting up a hooker to tarnish the other and a long exchange of dialogues involving cult B'wood actors who sacrificed their love for a friend or a brother, seem stale and tiring. Stupid humour is the nationally accepted form of humour in Bollywood. But 'Rascals' manages the incredible feat of falling below the already low standards set by this genre.( In.movies.yahoo.com )

Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn haven't aged well. But that is not the issue. The issue is that they have aged and they need to realise that if they don't stop playing twenty-something's now, it could just be a bit too late to play the forty-somthings. Kangna's speech therapist has done a great job but when she's excited in a scene, there's no stopping the spit from hitting the ceiling.

'Deewana Mastana' had tickled many arm pits to be memorable. This washed-up version only repeats the better gags and in doing so, ruins the fond association with the original. Catch This Blog on facebook : Bollywood Tadka  .

 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wedding bells for Bipasha Basu soon


New Delhi, September 30 (ANI): If the rumours are to be believed bong bombshell Bipasha Basu has finally decided to settle down. Yes, the dusky beauty is thinking of marriage and settling down. Buzz has it that the Bips and her 'Dum Maro Dum' co-star Rana Dagubatti are thinking of tying the nuptial knot very soon. They met on the set of 'Dum Maro Dum' and ever since the duo are together. In various occasions, the couple was spotted together.

Meanwhile Bipasha has rubbished reports about her wedding with Rana. 'Reading reports of my supposed wedding plans, there is absolutely no truth in them,' Bipasha, who parted ways with actor John Abraham, wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter. ( in.omg.yahoo.com )

Gossips about Bipasha - Rana affair has been lingering in the air for quite long. Rana then laughed off the allegations saying he is not dating his co-star who is actually six years older to him.  Rana's name has also been linked with Shriya Saran before.

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Katrina Kaif finalised for 'Dhoom 3'

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Mumbai: After an extensive hunt for a new face to star opposite Aamir Khan in 'Dhoom 3', the film makers have finally decided on actress Katrina Kaif to play the female lead in the upcoming sequel of the blockbuster series. Yash Raj Films made the announcement today after director Vijay Krishna Acharya (popularly known as Victor), and producer Aditya Chopra decided to go with the leggy beauty.

 "After almost a year of searching for a new face for 'Dhoom 3' we were still unable to find the perfect debutant to play the lead role. We even reached out to international talent but were still unable to find someone who stood out.Both Adi and I really wanted to be sure that the person we chose would be perfect for the role," Victor said in a statement.

"Once we decided to go with a known face and not pursue the new-comer route, Katrina Kaif was the obvious choice for all of us. She is someone who we all know will bring tremendous enthusiasm and commitment to the film. The first time pairing of Aamir with Katrina  will also certainly add value," he said. ( Newsbullet.in )

The theme of the 'Dhoom' series centres around thrill, action, bike chases, handsome thieves, smart and daring stealing plans. After the success of 'Dhoom' (2004) and 'Dhoom-2' (2006), there is much buzz in B-town regarding the next sequel. Aamir would be seen as the baddie in the film while actors Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra would be continuing with their famous pair of 'Jai' and 'Ali'. The shooting will begin in the end of this year and it is slated for a 2012 Christmas release.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Dirty Picture First Look Movie Review


The Dirty Picture of Ekta Kapoor is already catching the attention of all cine lovers.The Dirty Picture is going to release on 2nd December 2011 . The Main Star Cast of  The Dirty Picture  is Vidya Balan , Naseeruddin Shah , Emraan Hasmi and Tushar Kapoor.As we all know that this film based on the life of well-known south actress Silk smitha and the great Rajnikant.There are lots of Expectations with this Movie .

Here is the first Look Photographs of The Dirty Picture 

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bodyguard: Movie Review


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While it's no guarded secret that Salman Khan's Bodyguard is remake of a South film, what many might not know is that it also liberally borrows its love story from Aamir Khan's Ghajini and climax from Shah Rukh Khan's Kuch Kuch Hota Hain .

So you have Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) as the newly-appointed hot-n-happening bodyguard of Divya (Kareena Kapoor) who follows her everywhere from classroom till bedroom. To divert him from duty, Divya starts flirting with Lovely on phone posing as an anonymous caller. Until she expectedly falls in love with him!

This love story clearly brings back memories of the Ghajini romance track with merely a gender-reversal. Like Aamir Khan who never discloses his true identity to Asin in Ghajini , even Kareena Kapoor refrains from revealing to Salman that she's her secret caller.

Where does Kuch Kuch Hota Hai come into picture, you ask? Well, while there isn't any love-triangle as such, there's an ailing mother on deathbed who writes personalized notes to her son, unveiling the entire narrative in flashback mode. And like the daughter in K2H2 , the son of Bodyguard finds a substitute for mother through his biological mom's diary.

What still works in the film's favour is that, unlike most overblown Salman Khan capers, Bodyguard doesn't go slapstick in humour, loud in attitude or crass in conduct. Salman continues to be a glorified hero who does the customary topless act in the climax but, in the character of Lovely Singh, he is refreshingly restrained and comes across as down-to-earth guy (esp. after his regular recent ostentatious antics).

The story isn't much innovative but at least it stays true to its theme. Regardless of the title, theme or Salman's biceps, Bodyguard is more of a love story than an action film. It remains lighthearted for its major runtime until when the villains suddenly surface in the climax. Unlike the Tamil or Malayalam versions, there isn't much buildup or back-story about the baddies in the Hindi Bodyguard and Salman makes mandatory mincemeat of them in a single action sequence.

Popular South filmmaker Siddique, who already directed the Malayalam and Tamil versions, seems at ease while making the film for the third time. He works more for a surprise element in the climax but it isn't something that you can't see coming. And though the climax is predictably cliched, he doesn't leave much scope for melodrama. The pacing is quick, music is peppy, action is stylized and editing is crisp. Karisma Kapoor's dubbing for Kareena's telephonic conversations seems seamless.
( Timesofindia.indiatimes.com )

Salman Khan is cool and convincing in the title role. His subdued act and charming innocence wins your heart. Kareena Kapoor is likeable. Hazel Keech as Kareena's friend is alluring. Rajat Rawail, as the bloated comedian, makes you laugh with his funny T-shirt captions and gibberish lines. The graceful actress of yesteryear, Vidya Sinha, is criminally wasted. The villains from Aditya Pancholi to Mahesh Manjrekar have nothing much to do either.

Bodyguard doesn't catch you off guard. But it's a decent entertainer nonetheless.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Shammi Kapoor has died after a long career in Bollywood

The versatile Indian actor was rushed to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital on Friday in critical condition, and died on Sunday of kidney failure. 

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Famed for his lighthearted touch in movies, he made his Bollywood debut in 1954, and was part of the Kapoor acting dynasty, which included his successful actor brothers, Raj and Shashi, and their father Prithviraj Kapoor, a well-known theater personality.His notable screen credits include Junglee and Professor.  Kapoor is survived by his wife and two children. ( Seek4media.com )

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