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Ranbir Kapoor Paying tribute to daddy

With kohl-lined eyes and mouth full of paan, actor Ranbir Kapoor has re-lived his father Rishi Kapoor’s tapori ways from Amar Akbar Antony in his new item number for Chillar Party. The Raajneeti star liked the fun-filled kids’ film and didn’t hesitate to do an item number for it, deciding to pay a tribute to his father by imitating him in the song.

The 28-year-old dons the look of a tapori, with kajal in his eyes, a cupped tirchi topi on his head, a thin moustache and a real paan in his mouth making his lips go deep red, according to the film’s co-directors Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari. “As an actor, Ranbir keeps improvising. And when it came to the ‘inspired’ look in the song, he was prompt to come up with the idea to have a similar kind of head-gear, moustache and paan-chewing look as his father,” said Bahl.

Ranbir has always been in love with Amar Akbar Anthony and the tapori look created an impression on his mind when he was growing up. “Akbar happens to be one of our favourite characters from Bollywood too. And we were confident about experimenting with Ranbir,” said Tiwari.

The movie is about a gang of innocent yet feisty kids from Chandan Nagar. One day, two strangers Fatka and Bheedu enter the lives of these kids and become an inseparable part of the Chillar Party. 

Beautiful: Beyonce KnowlesA gift for fans

Columbia Records will release ‘4’, the fourth solo studio album from Beyonce Knowles, on June, 28. The album was recorded over a year between the spring of 2010 and 2011, while Beyonce took time away from the spotlight. She engaged in what she describes as “simple things, including listening to every kind of music that I truly enjoy”. Her mixed musical gumbo will be displayed on the upcoming album.

The title signifies not only the artiste’s fourth solo offering and the day of her birth but is also a personal gift to her fans. For over a year now, her fans around the world took to the social media pages urging her to name the album for her special number. 

The intensely anticipated video for the album’s lead single, ‘Run The World (Girls)’, made its premiere on ‘American Idol’.

Filmed in Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert over three days in April, the Francis Lawrence-directed video boasts a cast of over 200 dancers, a menagerie of exotic animals and Beyonce as the leader of a stunning army of women.

Getting in the groove 

Actress Demi Moore is reportedly set to star as a seductress in ‘Magic Mike’, an upcoming film inspired by actor Channing Tatum’s experience as a stripper.

Reports state that Moore will play the role of an older woman who tempts Alex Pettyfer, a newcomer, to exotic dancing in the movie which is based on Tatum’s brief stint stripping at the age of 19 before finding fame as an actor.

Tatum will star as Pettyfer’s mentor. The 48-year-old actress, who bared it all in 1996 movie ‘Striptease’, is said to be thrilled about joining the cast.

“Demi met director Steven Soderbergh at Soho House in West Hollywood last week to discuss the film, and she loved it. She is so excited about the role,” said a source.

It’s double trouble!

After having the audience in splits with their first outing together, the Dhamaal team is back again! Reliance Entertainment and Maruti International’s Double Dhamaal is all set to entertain audiences all over India on June 24.

The hilarious trailer has been released across all channels and websites and is garnering a lot of laughs.

Produced by Ashok Thakeria and Indra Kumar and directed by Indra Kumar, this laugh riot is shaping up to be one of the most awaited releases of the year, with a new glamorous touch to it in the form of Mallika Sherawat and Kangana Ranaut.

Boasting of a huge starcast of Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Ashish Chowdhry and Jaaved Jaaferi, along with Mallika and Kangana, the film starts from where Dhamaal ended.

Four boys Adi (Arshad), Manav (Jaaved), Roy (Riteish) and Boman (Ashish), unknowingly donate all their money in the end of the previous film.

Now, as they curse their luck, they discover that Kabir (Sanjay Dutt), who was previously their partner in crime, is living a luxurious life. What follows is a comical tale as the four boys try their luck at easy money, once again.

This time around they are accompanied by two alluring women Kamini (Mallika) and Kiya (Kangana).

So gear up for a battle of wits between two groups — Sanjay, Mallika and Kangana versus the four boys as Double Dhamaal releases in theatres on June 24. 

Finding her way in the industry

Shaitaan is becoming the talk of the town for its unusual promos but no one is more excited about its release than model-turned-actor Kirti Kulhari, 25, who is playing the role of a lower middle-class girl in the film.

She is the one who brings sense and sensibility to the frivolous group of youngsters and is a turning phase in the film.

Kirti, who has been the face of many brands in the past, stepped into cinema just a while back and made her debut in Khichdi — The Movie as Parminder. Kirti was also a national-level badminton player during her school days in Mumbai. With no family connections in Bollywood, she maintains,

“I’m finding my own way into meaningful films as I don’t have a godfather.”

But meaningful cinema turned quite the opposite for her when she was shooting for one of the toughest scenes in the film, at Navrang Cinema.

The scene required her to be really edgy, nervous and screaming. What really got her into the groove was the slap given by Gulshan Grover which turned out to be a little too realistic.

The scene involved Kalki Koechlin slapping her and Gulshan coming and slapping her as the two actresses screamed at each other. The rehearsals for the scene went fine but during the take, the scene went slightly out of hand and Gulshan really slapped Kirti hard by mistake. This obviously took her by surprise and before she could react, he banged her head to the wall hurting her head.

She broke down and all these reactions, which came so naturally during that time, were canned by the director and he mentioned that he would never get another take which was so real without realising that Kirti was actually hurt. Though they did another take of the scene, this one has been retained and is one that Kirti will never forget.

“I have tough scenes in the film. For me, it was a very disturbing experience because even though you are an actor, you don’t always act. There are moments when you actually feel what is happening in a scene. Many times during the shoot, I cried to vent out my emotions. It was very tough,” she says.