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A face off between sisters

We’ve often heard of cat fights between the two leading ladies of a film, but what happens when two sisters are working together in the same film? We are talking of the Bong sisters Riya and Raima Sen, who will be seen sharing screen space together for the first time in Rituparno Ghosh’s Noukadubi.

Apparently Rituparno had approached Riya and Raima for the film at the same time, and both of them even received the script together. They were offered two very diverse roles and both of them had no qualms playing the characters. However, according to our sources, Riya initially thought Raima’s character had a lot more prominence and had much more scope and dimension to it as compared to hers.

But being a thorough professional and a doting sister, Riya chose to go ahead with the role she was offered, as it was extremely challenging. Interestingly, both the actresses are playing roles very contrary to their public image.

While Riya Sen is considered to be a sexy siren who can give half the population with the Y chromosome sleepless nights, in this movie she will be seen in a complete de-glam avatar. And on the other hand, Raima, who is known for her intelligent and matured roles, will be playing a sophisticated woman.

And what did Raima have to say about her experience working with Riya? “It was nice having to watch her doing such a complex character. She was so easy and comfortable on the sets and with the director. Everyone pampered her silly. This is the first time I’ve played such a mature character in Ritu da’s film. I play the character of a learned and sophisticated woman who holds her own in any situation. It’s quite a contrast from Riya’s character who plays a naive village belle.”

On being askedabout the experience of shooting in Kolkata, Riya giggles, “Raima pampered me silly on the sets. Right from organising the best-make up vans and acquainting me with the staff in Kolkata, she was always a phone call away and kept everything prepared for me. Sometimes I felt I was treated like a baby, it felt like my first film.” And while both sisters are aware of the comparisons that will be drawn, they are more thrilled at the prospect of featuring in the same film, under the able hands of acclaimed director Rituparno Ghosh. We sure can’t wait to see the sister duo in action!

A gangster’s comeback

In Shree Ashtavinayak’s latest flick Luck directed by Soham Shah, Bollywood’s favourite baddie Danny Denzongpa makes a comeback, but with a total image overhaul. Danny is playing a rich gangster in the film and director Soham Shah has created a special look for his character.

Clad in jeans and kurta, accessorised with gold chains and sporting gelled hair, Danny sure looks like never before.

We hear from inside sources that Danny is very particular about his work and was initially apprehensive about this new look proposed by Soham.

He even suggested a few changes here and there. But Soham stuck to his guns and assured Danny that the styling would suit his character just perfectly.

And as they say, all is well that ends well. Danny went ahead with Soham’s suggestions and was delighted with the final output.

He was indeed impressed with the way his character has been shaped in the film and couldn’t stop beaming about it. We can’t wait to see the ultimate Bollywood baddie doing what he is best at, after a long spell.

Hard to collaborate with ‘Pussycat Dolls’

The hip hop queen of India, Hard Kaur, who is a bundle of talent has proved herself time and again. The only female Indian rapper has been approached by none other but the American pop group Pussycat Dolls to record a song with them.

The agent for Pussycat Dolls wanted to get in touch with Hard Kaur as they liked her music and wanted to work with her.

Pussycat Dolls wanted to make their impact in India and they wanted to do it through Hard Kaur as they felt she would do a great job and also she has huge fan following in the UK and India. So you could say Hard Kaur is making the nation proud by bringing in talents from across world.

Says the talented hip hop queen “I have already sent the chorus I have written to Pussycat Dolls, which goes on like Move over, Hard Kaur is here.” She wants to add an Indian element in the song and hence intends to make them sing a line in Hindi.
However, she could not shoot the video with them due to her commitments to the show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and deeply regrets the  delay.



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