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New avatar: Urmila Matondkar‘I am in no rush for films’

Rangeela girl Urmila Matondkar has been missing from the big screen for almost three years.

But she says she is willing to wait for something special in films and is happy to do shows on TV.

“I have done many different things that only when something really interesting is offered to me, something which is a notch higher than what I have done before, I take it up. Otherwise I’m willing to wait,” said Urmila.

“People do come to me with scripts, but I don't know what they are thinking while writing those roles,” she added.

The actress, who was last seen in 2008 in EMI — Liya Hai Toh Chukana Padega, still exudes the charm and charisma that she had when she became the talk of the town with her scintillating performance in the hit film Rangeela (1995).

And now she is ready to spread glamour on the small screen once again by stepping into the shoes of actress Mallika Sherawat and judging the dance reality show Chak Dhoom Dhoom along with Javed Jaffrey and Terrence Lewis.

In the past, Urmila had judged another dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. When asked if she found television challenging as a medium, Urmila said, “It’s very challenging to be on television because there are no characters, no lines, no dialogues, it’s just you.

But at the same time, it’s nice because if you are confident about yourself as a person, it’s great to be connecting with the audience directly like this,” she added.

“I wasn’t ready to do it initially because I feel that anything that you repeat can be very boring. But then I got excited because it was a dance-related show and dance is something very close to my heart,” she said.

“When I heard the entire format, I thought it was particularly interesting because this is the first time that groups will be judged, which is quite difficult for the performers as well as judges. When you are judging a person on a one-on-one basis, it is easy, but when a person is performing in a group, everyone has to be good and in sync,” she added.

The actress, who has done films like Judaai, Satya, Mast, Pinjar, Jungle, Bhoot and Ek Haseena Thi and is known for her dancing expertise, has already decided her criteria for judging the groups.

Urmila also revealed that in Jhalak Dhikla Jaa, she had to sometimes mince her words because she was judging celebrities.  “It was restrictive in Jhalak... because you know that the contestants are celebrities in their own right. In that show, sometimes I did find myself in a tight spot but here, I don’t think it will be the same,” said the actress.

‘I’ll make videos of my poetry’

Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra is passionate not only about acting.

He writes poems too and soon wants to release them in the audio-visual format.
“I’ll make videos of my poetry so that I can make people understand why I wrote what.”

“I’m an emotional man, whatever touches me, I write that,” said the 75-year-old.

The actor is on cloud nine after the success of his recently-released film Yamla Pagla Deewana, which also starred his two sons Sunny and Bobby Deol.

Happy: Kate HudsonEngaged or not?  

Hollywood beauty Kate Hudson, who is pregnant with Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, is reportedly engaged to the rocker. The couple hosted a family party at a London hotel recently after jetting from Los Angeles to celebrate the engagement.

The 32-year-old rocker and the Oscar-nominated actress, 31, confirmed last week that they are expecting a baby. “It was an intimate party. They kept their engagement secret as they wanted to celebrate with their nearest and dearest before it became public knowledge,” said a source close to the couple.

Hudson’s mother, actress Goldie Hawn and her partner, Kurt Russell, along with Bellamy’s parents were the special guests at the party. The How To Lose a Guy In Ten Days’ star already has a seven-year-old son Ryder, from her previous marriage to Black Crowes’ singer Chris Robinson.

Film industry of Malegaon 

Mollywood is a thriving film industry in the quaint town of Malegaon situated in Maharashtra’s Nashik district.

The town has been regularly churning out remakes of Bollywood films with various look-alikes and a twisted town-centric storyline.

Shafiq Sheikh is a scrawny man of average height and has a lanky frame. Sheikh regardless of his physical attributes is Malegaon’s Christopher Reeves. Like Reeves  Sheikh wore red underpants over blue stockings in Malegaon Ka Superman, Malegaon’s classic version of the superhero movie.

In the absence of any professional acting or dancing classes, the actors learn by scanning and diligently practicing every move of the real stars.

“From dancing and fighting to dialogue delivery, I have learnt it all from Khan sahib (Shah Rukh Khan),” says Shah Yatim, the lead actor of Khandesh Ke Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.

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Venturing into production 

Buzz is that Alpha & Omega star Justin Long has started his own production venture. The actor was last seen lending his voice to Humphrey, the Omega wolf in the movie.

After being seen in a series of romantic comedies, the actor has been on an animation spree with movies like Alpha & Omega and Megamind, which apparently he enjoyed doing a lot!

Like many actors, the star has taken a step towards a different avenue of film-making and decided to start his own production company called I’m So Sorry Productions. He co-founded this company with his brother, Christian, and business partner Keir O’Donnell.

News that the production company has already sold a sitcom and will have a feature film written out with Justin Long in the lead is also doing the rounds. Looks like his fans have a lot to watch out from the talented actor.