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‘Laden’ with accolades

Tere Bin Laden, the runaway comic hit of 2010, is making its presence felt in the United States of America. After running to packed houses in India for more than seven weeks, this ‘politically incorrect’ satire from Walkwater Media is set to gather eyeballs in the mainstream American space with word that it has been invited as the opening film at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in New York.

Pradhuman Singh, who played the controversial yet lovable and funny character of Laden in the movie, is upset about the fact that he will not be able to make it for the screening due to visa issues. However, he is happy about the fact that the movie is all set to rock the audiences in America. He said that even if he cannot be there to see the audiences’ reaction to the film, the director of the film Abhishek Sharma and his co-star Ali Zafar will be present.

The Friars Club, which was founded in 1904, is more like an institution. Its membership has included entertainment icons from the Marx Brothers, Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball to Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld. Their annual film festival boasts of the funniest films from Sundance and other festivals.

The entire team of Tere Bin Laden is ecstatic as according to them, it is an honour that an Indian comedy will open the festival this year and it is a rare achievement for Indian cinema in general. With all eyes on the opening film, the press turnout is expected to be huge. With support from the members of the iconic Friars Comedy Club, where will Tere Bin Laden go next? Let’s wait and watch!

Taking the big leap

Model Kirti Kulhari is playing the lead role in the film Khichdi. She is very excited as she had always wanted to work in films. But the young lady is quite nervous at the same time. Hailing from Pilani, Rajasthan, Kirti is a known face on television as she has worked in various TV commercials for the past two and a half years. She loves acting, singing and dancing. She has worked in a range of commercials for mutual funds, air conditioner, hair oil, toothpaste to name a few.

Kirti also shot for a tea commercial with Saif Ali Khan and a mobile ad with Ranbir Kapoor. She has also acted in many plays like Chinta Chod Chintamani, a family drama-cum-comedy; Shehenshah of Azeemo, a children’s play; and Sakharam Binder. She was also seen in a music video of Abhijit Sawant called Junoon. She has a few more videos lined up in the months to come — like Choti Si Baat with Karan Oberoi from A Band of Boys and a song called Shaitan.

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Proving their dancing prowess 

Tabu and Vidya Balan are performing an item number in a movie. Both the actresses are perfect in their acting skills.

But will they be able to prove themselves as dancers par excellence too? In the song from Bhool Bhulaiya — Mere Dholna Sun, Vidya had done a magnificent classical dance which was loved by the audience.

Tabu is one of the best actresses in the country. Though she has done graceful dance numbers like Mujhe Rang De from Takshak, it’s tough to imagine her doing an item number.

Sources even said that she was unable to perform some of the dance steps shown by Prabhu Deva. As a result, these steps had to be changed.

Santosh Sivan has shot this item number, which is supposed to be a ‘sensational rain song’.

Now, let’s see if this song will be liked by the audiences or not.

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