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Ricky Bahl’s next victim...

BIG CATCH Dipannita SharmaDipannita Sharma is yet another victim of Ricky Bahl. Before you wonder what we are talking about, the leggy lass will be falling prey to the flattery and guile of Ricky Bahl, the lead character of Yash Raj Films’ upcoming film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. The role of Ricky, who cons his way through life, will be essayed by Ranveer Singh, who made a rocking debut at the box office with Band Baaja Baaraat last year.

Along with Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita now joins the lead pair, Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma, in director Maneesh Sharma’s romantic comedy, the shooting for which starts in the end of March.

Dipannita, a well-known model, fashion and style diva, will be playing the role of a corporate no-nonsense executive in the film.

The Band Baaja Baaraat team welcomes her on their next escapade. Produced by Aditya Chopra, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl is planned for December 9 release worldwide, the same weekend that Band Baaja Baaraat released. Will the list of Ricky Bahl’s innocent victims grow longer? Let’s wait and watch. 

Many takers for Ash’s fashion sense

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan truly knows to turn heads every time she steps out. Whether she is walking the red carpet at one of the biggest film events in the world or supporting a woman’s campaign, Aishwarya loves playing with her wardrobe.

Just when the world was talking about how stunning she looked in an Armani  gown at the recently-held Academy Awards’ ceremony, Ash decided to change her avatar completely when she stepped out next.

The actress’ next public outing was the Lavasa Women’s Rally Prize Distribution where she was seen in a simple and sophisticated Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla salwar kameez.

And most recently on Saturday night, Aishwarya had all the fashionistas at the Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards talking about her truly fun and fearless outfit — an Armani suit.

 Aishwarya, who got the readers choice award for being The All Time Favourite Fun And Fearless Woman, received compliments through out the night for her designer outfit at the glittering ceremony.

 “Aishwarya’s power suit was both trendy and sophisticated. There is something so sexy about a glamourous woman in a menswear-inspired two piece,” said a person at the event. Trust Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to up the fashion ante every time she steps out.

Overcoming many challenges 

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presents Zokkomon, an action-packed adventure of an ordinary boy who rises from despair and solitude to meet unexpected challenges. Directed by Satyajit Bhatkal (from the Lagaan production team who has also authored a book called Spirit of Lagaan), the film is set for release in India on April 22 and stars Darsheel Safary in the lead along with veteran actor Anupam Kher and Manjiri Phadnis (of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na fame).

Zokkomon is an action adventure film about an ordinary boy who overcomes extraordinary challenges. Kunal, played by Darsheel Safary, is an orphaned boy, who discovers how cruel life is when he is abandoned by his heartless uncle. Left to fend for himself, Kunal discovers the hero within and begins his epic journey of adventure and transformation to become Zokkomon.

The music of the movie has been composed by the famous musical trio Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy with Javed Akhtar’s lyrics. The screenplay of the movie is by Lancy Fernandes, Svati Bhatkal, Satayjit Bhatkal and choreography is by Shiamak Davar and Raju Sundaram. 

King of sequels

Abhishek Bachchan is all set for a busy year ahead. He will be seen in Dostana 2 and Dhoom 3.

And for all you know, he might even be seen in Sarkar 3. Also, if his upcoming film Players is a success, there could be a sequel for that as well.

As the grapevine goes, franchise can be a great strategy to keep one’s career graph soaring. The actor recently called himself the “king of sequels”. 

Dhoom 3 goes on floors later this year with a new villain — Aamir Khan. First John Abraham, then Hrithik Roshan and now Aamir Khan.

The stakes for Dhoom are getting higher as the franchise gets bigger.

But Jai (played by Abhishek) and Ali (played by Uday ) will remain constant as the story cannot go without them. 

Biggest fan ever

Sunny Deol, who is presently shooting in Varanasi for his upcoming movie Mohalla Assi, got to meet his biggest fan in the city.

His fan came cycling all the way from Allahabad to Varanasi specially to meet Sunny as he could not afford any other mode of transport.

The fan had earlier come cycling from Allahabad to Mumbai but couldn’t meet Sunny unfortunately.

 He had to satisfy his dream of meeting Sunny by visiting his idol’s bungalow in Juhu.
The fan, however, was not complaining as he considered himself to be fortunate to get a glimpse of the star’s house.

Soon as he heard about Sunny Deol visiting Varanasi for his upcoming film, he
didn’t waste a single minute and made it a point to travel all the way to meet his idol.

The holy place did help him fulfil his wish of meeting Sunny.