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Ali ZafarAli turns saviour

Pakistani popstar Ali Zafar got a fitting reward for a daring rescue act on the sets of the film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan when he stepped in to save leading lady Katrina Kaif from a mishap. The Pakistani Prince of Pop jumped in to rescue the Bollywood head-turner when her hair got stuck in a pedestal fan on the sets of the Yash Raj movie, which is being shot at Nabha.

According to eyewitnesses, Zafar suffered minor bruises on his arm while Kaif who was terrified after the incident expressed her gratitude by giving the Tere Bin Laden actor a big hug. However, a spot boy who was also injured in the incident was not so lucky. In the past, similar rescues on film sets have proved to be typically ‘filmi’, with the saviour and
victim falling for each other. A case in point being Sunil Dutt’s courageous act to save Nargis from raging fire on the sets of Mother India. The couple had soon tied the knot.

But the Sajaniya hitmaker is already married and is the father of a young child, while Kaif has been linked to Ranbir Kapoor after she reportedly split from Salman Khan. The actress’ first meeting with her co-star was not so good after Zafar failed to recognise her when she went up to him at a party.

‘I never felt the absence of dialogues’

Not everyone can enjoy doing an entire film without a single dialogue. But Tusshar Kapoor, who has been playing a mute character in the funny Golmaal series, says it has never bothered him.  “I never felt that I don’t have dialogues in the film. The character is known today because of that otherwise it could have been any other character. It is there throughout the film in the most important scenes. So I never felt the need for anything else,” said Tusshar.

Tusshar, who added comic relief to the first installment of Golmaal in 2006 as Lucky, did an extension of the character in the 2008 film Golmaal Returns, which was again a blockbuster.

Now with Golmaal 3 slated to hit screens on November 5, the actor will continue with his mute act. The film also stars Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Shreyas Talpade and Arshad Warsi.

“Initially, when this role was offered to me, I was sceptical because it was a mute character, but it worked and the risk I took helped in the bargain,” revealed Tusshar. “This time around, along with the lovable facet of my character, you will also see a little roughness and inner aggressiveness in the character.”

The actor, who has been part of films like Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, Kucch To Hai, Gayab, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Life Partner, has always been more into comedies and says he thoroughly enjoys them.

“I really enjoy comedy and I am very comfortable doing it, but that doesn’t mean I don't rehearse for it. To get into the skin of the character is very important. So I rehearse well, work hard on it, but because I enjoy it, I don’t mind going an extra mile,” said Tusshar.
The actor, who is the son of yesteryear actor Jeetendra and brother of TV soap queen Ekta Kapoor, will be seen in films like Love You Mr Kalakaar, Hum, Tum and Shabana, Shor and Run Bhola.

Comfortable with herself

Realistic : Kristen StewartTwilight star Kristen Stewart’s portrayal of a stripper in new movie Welcome to the Rileys was so realistic she was offered a job in the lapdancing club where she shot her scenes.
The 20-year-old actress plays a teenage runaway in the new film opposite James
Gandolfini and her character resorts to the risque profession. Stewart admits she felt uncomfortable stripping on camera but she was so good at it that the manager of the venue, where they were filming, offered to hire her full-time.

“While doing this movie, one shocking thing was to discover how easy it is to flaunt your sexuality. Like, I went to a strip club with the director and the costume designer and it being an odd grouping of people going into a strip club in the middle of the afternoon, I was straight-away offered a job,” said Stewart.

And the actress also had to deal with an increase in male attention as she walked around the film’s location in New Orleans, Louisiana in her skimpy costume.  “Walking around New Orleans wearing the kind of stuff I was wearing literally was enough for many guys to ask me out,” said Stewart.

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