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Love is in the air?cupid strikes Jennifer Aniston

Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston is reportedly smitten by actor Justin Theroux and the couple are taking the relationship seriously. The 42-year-old actress, who was previously married to Brad Pitt and later dated Vince Vaughn and John Mayer, seems to have finally struck the cord with the ‘Your Highness’ star. “Jen is totally into him. They have been hanging out for months. She wants to be with him all the time. She is diving in headfirst,” said a friend.

“They are together all the time. But they sneak around and do everything they can not to be photographed together. Jen doesn’t like her relationships to go public before she’s ready,” the friend added. The couple had earlier spent a weekend together, when Theroux had visited Aniston’s home, before meeting for a romantic lunch at the Beverly Hills hotel. The former ‘Friends’ star later threw a small party at her house last Sunday with the actor and a few other close friends in attendance.

Not a memorable experience

After a fun-filled shooting schedule however, we hear that poor Javed had quite a nasty experience in the end! The story goes that the team needed to shoot the final scene at Mehboob Studios. However, just before the final scene, Javed broke his leg and had to be admitted to a hospital. The actor was in such pain that director Indra Kumar and Ashok Thackeria, in full support, altered the scene and showed all the actors lying on the bed.

When contacted producer Ashok Thackeria said, “The film is on its last leg. Javed jumped on the bed very hard and injured his knee and the ligament below the knee cap tore very badly. We immediately took him to Lilavati as we were in Mehboob Studios. The doctors examined him after X-Rays were taken. Luckily, it was not a major injury but he was in immense pain to say the least. Despite the pain, Javed insisted we finish the shoot and hence, we changed the scene with the four boys together on the bed. Javed was brought with a leg support and crutches to the shooting floor, and we wrapped up the shoot and celebrated later on with Javed and the entire team!”

Sources tell us that Javed had also previously hurt his leg during the shooting of the first Dhamaal. Is it a coincidence or lucky charm, since the first film was a super hit? We will have to wait and watch. Till then, here’s wishing Javed Jaffrey a full and speedy recovery.

Yet another hit song?chartbuster Sunidhi Chauhan

Clips from the song Oye Oye from Double Dhamaal were released recently.
The footapping new number has been sung by none other than the dance number queen Sunidhi Chauhan and it has been remixed by music director Anand Raj Anand. What’s more, it has been choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, who interestingly was a group dancer in the original hit, which was composed by Kalyanji Anandji!

The original Oye Oye song, from the movie Tridev, featured Naseeruddin Shah and Sonam in memorable costumes and is one of the most popular retro songs till date.
Double Dhamaal’s Oye Oye sees the entire cast in all their funny getups and costumes, right from Arshad Warsi as the Punjabi Ghanta Singh, Ashish Chowdhry in his female avatar, to Riteish Deshmukh as a potbellied Gujarati man and an African in ‘Boney M’ style, dancing around with Sanjay Dutt, Mallika Sherawat and Kangana Ranaut.

Looks like after Sheila Ki Jawani, Sunidhi is on her way to give us yet another blockbuster song.

‘Theatre helped me a lot’

Twenty-year-old Satyajeet Dubey, who makes his debut with Shah Rukh Khan’s Always Kabhi Kabhi, says theatre background helped him in honing his acting skills. “Theatre helped me a lot. Though I have not acted or performed on stage, I used to do back stage work. So by observing theatre artists and some renowned actors like Naseeruddin Shah, I learnt a lot. I don’t have any filmi background. I think my observation worked well for me,” said Satyajeet. Did he receive any tips from SRK? “Shah Rukh Khan is a great inspiration for all of us. He just advised to put all our heart in whatever we do. He told me to give my 100 per cent and be honest towards work.”

Directed by debutant Roshan Abbas, the film is produced by SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment and is based on the theme of high-school life. It will see four new faces — producer Karim Morani’s daughter Zoa, Giselle Monterio, who played Harleen alongside Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal, Satyajeet Dubey and Ali Fazal.

About his character, Satyajeet said, “I am playing Tariq Naqvi. He is a geek and has a heart of gold. He is a chilled out person and people call him Einstein as he is thinks a lot. I am paired opposite Zoa. Ours is a love-hate relation.”

Satyajeet gave 127 auditions before getting his first TV commercial — Jhansi Ki Rani. He has featured in ads of Pizza Hut, HDFC, Reliance Big TV and others. “I came to Mumbai when I was 16. I completed my schooling in Bilaspur and came to Mumbai to become an actor. I started doing theatre and lot of advertisements. I got my big break after 127 auditions. Later, Roshan’s wife Shaheen saw me in one of the ads and suggested me for the film,’ he said. The film is set to release on June 17.

Turning into a singer new tune Amitabh Bachchan

After singing songs like Rang Barse and Main Yahaan Tu Wahaan, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has tried singing the title track of his forthcoming home production Bbud­dah — Hoga Terra Baap in a capella style. He has added vocal beats to create the sound of instruments. Music director duo Vishal-Shekhar attempted to compose for the first time a number in a capella style, which means solo or group singing without any instrumental sound.

“We wanted to try something new with this song. We did the basic setup and then Mr Bachchan replaced every track with his voice. He recreated the sounds of approximately ten to twelve instruments, from drum to bass to the snare to the chorus. In a nutshell, he did everything required to make a song,” Shekhar Ravijani said in a press statement.
When the duo approached Amitabh with the suggestion, the 63-year-old was apprehensive about it, but finally decided to go ahead. Amitabh shared his experience on his blog a few days ago. “So Shekhar, of Vishal and Shekhar, have composed something that caused each one that heard it, the goose phenomena.

And now that it is done, comes the improbable part. They want me to sing it! And this is where things shall go horribly wrong. I am trying to resist this compulsion from them and find myself losing at the moment, but I know for sure that I will remain in that state and lose. May god help all the music purists in bearing up with me and for overlooking this great farce that is about to take place over the weekend (sic),” he had posted.

Produced by Viacom18 and AB Corp, Bbuddah — Hoga Terra Baap releasing on July 1, is written and directed by Puri Jagannath. It also features Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon, Sonu Sood, Sonal Chauhan, and southern actors Charmi and Prakash Raj. Big B also recently recorded Ekla Cholo Re for Sujoy Ghosh’s film Kahani.

‘TV will give face to my voice’

He is known for his melodious rendition of songs like Jashn-E-Bahaara and Tu Hi Haqeeqat and Javed Ali now hopes that his voice will finally get a face as he gears up to judge the forthcoming season of singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs on Zee TV. “People have heard my songs, and I have been in the industry for long. But they have not seen me much. I had been wanting to do a reality show for long so that people start recognising me by face. When Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs was offered to me, I jumped at it,” said Ali.

At the press conference of the show held recently, Ali said there couldn’t have been a better opportunity.

“The credibility of this show cannot be questioned. It is one of the best we have and I knew there couldn’t have been a better chance for me. So I didn’t have to think twice about it,” he said. Ali, who has also sung popular number Ek Din Teri Raahon Mein, will share the judges’ panel with known names like Kailash Kher and Adnan Sami. Seasoned singer Alka Yagnik is the mahaguru on the show, but Ali is not insecure.
He says he is amazed at the kind of talent children have in India.

“When I was their age, around five years old, I couldn’t even speak properly. These children are so focused, so talented, they know their songs by heart and with complete rhythm. It is really a great thing and I am looking forward to mentor them and guide them in the best way I can,” he said.