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For the sake of friendship

Ajay Devgan’s and Sanjay Dutt’s potent friendship has already been proven time and Friendly : Ajay  Devganagain. Both the actors have shared a very strong rapport with each other for a long time now.

While Sanjay acted in All The Best for Ajay, Ajay in turn gave ample dates to him for his home production Rascals. This is just one of the many instances the two have come together.

The latest we hear is that Sanjay has done voice over in Ajay’s live action animation film Toonpur Ka Superrhero produced by Krishika Lulla and Kumar Mangat. When Ajay approached Sanjay Dutt to do a voice of God, one of the characters in the movie, Sanjay Dutt immediately agreed without giving it a second thought. Kireet Khurana, the director of the movie said, “We wanted someone impressive for the voice of God to introduce the characters in the film. Incidentally, Ajay and Sanjay were shooting together at that time.

When I asked Ajay if Sanjay would do it, Sanjay said anything for Ajay.”

Goa enchants Abhishek

Abhishek Bachchan who plays a police officer from Goa in his upcoming movie Dum Maro Dum, says he got to know a completely different side of the tiny tourist state during the shoot of the film.

"The film is about a police officer from Goa. Hence, shooting in Goa for Dum Maro Dum has been a great experience as the film is based there," said Abhishek.

“Usually as tourists when you go to Goa, you get to know more of the places of tourist’s interest. But during this shoot, we actually got to see more of the interiors and literally experienced the place. We went beyond the resort which was very interesting,” recalled Abhishek.

He agreed that Goans have been typecast in a certain way in many movies.
“The image of drinking and making merry is not an accurate account of who the Goans are. People are very loving and sweet, unfortunately they get typecast but that is not what they are, I noticed,” added he.

Abhishek said he liked outdoor shoots a lot. “I am fine shooting anywhere and at any place. At the end of the day, I am an actor and I am just here to do the job. I am not particular that way about India or abroad — I will go anywhere, wherever the film requires,” said he.

However, Abhishek feels actors get so busy working outdoors that even though they get an opportunity to travel to all the beautiful and historical places, they are unable to actually spend time and learn more about the place.

Ex-lovers squabble at midnight

Bad Boy : Ranbir KapoorWhat can be more uncomfortable than your former lover dropping by to pay you a visit, especially when you have moved on and seeing someone else? That’s exactly what happened with Prakash Padukone’s daughter, Deepika, who is now dating liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s son Siddhartha.

Her ex-lover Ranbir Kapoor suddenly dropped in to meet her in the middle of the night.
This happened two months ago. At 12.45 am, Ranbir Kapoor came to Deepika's building to meet her.

Though Ranbir insisted that he wanted to meet her, Deepika was in no mood to let him in.

Consequently, the guard on duty did not permit Ranbir to go upstairs. But Ranbir was in no mood to relent, and after half an hour Deepika met him for few minutes.

This is the first time they met after they split in October 2009.

Vishal chases Ash

If Ash agrees to do the film with Saif this time around, it will be interesting to see this new pair on screen. Apart from this film, the acclaimed film-maker has also approached her with two more scripts and one concept which is his take on William Shakespeare’s cult tragedy, Hamlet, for which he plans to cast Hrithik Roshan.

Bringing the superstars together

It takes a Karan Johar to engineer a casting coup. And now he is going ahead and signing Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan for his next film. Aamir and SRK, both were a part of the film Luck By Chance, but did not come together in any scene.

Aamir and SRK have never shared screen space together except in one scene in the film
Pehla Nasha which was Ashutosh Gowariker’s debut film. It is a dream sequence in the film where Deepak Tijori  imagines that Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Rohit Roy and Sudesh Berry had together congratulated him for a fabulous performance as an actor in a film.

Leading by example

Who would have thought that the simple kid coming from a middle class background with two university professors as parents, someone who is struggling to make his livelihood by making portraits and paintings, would one day be the highest bidder of an art auction for a cause.

The buzz is that recently at an art auction held to educate underprivileged girls, singer Ali Zafar was present too.

During the auction where the who’s who of the society were present, Ali started bidding for a painting, in tough competition with a gentleman, but didn’t give up until he bought the painting for almost a million.

A source says that when Zafar heard about the cause of the auction which was to support higher education of girls coming from ordinary back grounds, Zafar, who is already known to be associated with various charity work didn’t think twice before attending the event and ended up sponsoring higher education of 40 girls.

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