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Happy to promote

Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, who tied the knot early this month, are busy promoting their upcoming film Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. The two actors are not complaining as it allows them to spend a lot of time together. 

“We have had no time for ourselves yet. But so far so good. We are really enjoying ourselves. We are promoting the same film, touring and getting a lot of time with each other. It’s fun. I am enjoying this process,” the 33-year-old actor said while promoting Tere Naal... on the sets of ‘Dance India Dance’.

Directed by Mandeep Kumar and produced by TIPS Industries Limited, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya hits theatres on February 24. Riteish is happy to have teamed up with Genelia after a gap of eight years. Their last film together was the 2004-release Masti. “After eight years, we have got a chance to promote a film together. I thank TIPS for this opportunity and for casting us together. I’m pretty excited about it,” he said.

The couple, who got married on February 3, debuted together with Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003.

After that, Riteish featured in some rib-tickling comedies like Kya Kool Hai Hum, Apna Sapna Money Money, Malamaal Weekly, Dhamaal, ‘Heyy Babyy’ and ‘Housefull’, while Genelia did films like Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, ‘Life Partner’ and ‘Force’.

Besides Tere Naal Love ho Gaya, Riteish will soon be seen in ‘Housefull 2’.

A dark shade

British actress and model Hazel Crowney who was seen in a cute role in Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar, is geared up for her next project Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal, which happens to be a dark and hard-hitting movie set in Bihar and Mumbai.

Hazel seems to be pretty excited to play a part in the movie since she is the only actress in the predominant male cast. She plays the role of a Mumbai girl who meets one of the protagonists and falls in love with him.

Interestingly, this is the second time Hazel will be working with Ravi Kissen. She was earlier seen with Ravi Kissen in a funny ad last year. Hazel has also been a part of movies like U, Me Aur Hum, ‘Flat’ and Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon. She also made her presence felt on Indian television by participating in shows like Khatron Ke Khiladi and Zara Nachke Dikha.

Rash Productions’ Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal promises to show the horrid realities of the underworld crimes.

The movie also stars Sharat Saxena, Yashpal Sharma, Rahul Kumar and Murli Sharma.

Powerhouses come together

Bollywood veterans Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, who gave the hit film Amar Akbar Anthony along with Vinod Khanna, are coming together in the forthcoming film Mehrunnisa.

“We were to shoot for the film in April but because of Amitabh’s health condition, the shooting has been postponed to October,” Rishi said without divulging any other details of the film.

Amitabh is currently recuperating in a Mumbai hospital post his abdominal surgery. Rishi, 59, who launched the ‘India Week’ at the London School of Economics and delivered his thoughts on the Indian film industry, said, “Hopefully we will have a new film under the R K banner as well. We, the Kapoor family, have been part of Indian Cinema for about 180 years. I am very proud that the Kapoors have been working in the films for four generations.”

He added, “Bollywood is one of the few rivals to Hollywood and it is growing bigger and bigger.” Answering questions, Rishi said he was selected for the hit film ‘Bobby’ by default. “After Mera Naam Joker failed at the box office, Raj Kapoor wanted to make a love story sans big stars and that is why I was selected,” he said. “I owe my career to the music directors of the era,” he added.

Sugar-coated experience

On the last day of the shoot of Jodi Breakers, veteran actress Helen brought a huge cake on the sets for the whole cast and crew of the film. Celebrating the successful completion of the film, she cut the cake and fed everyone.

The lead actress of the film, Bipasha Basu, did not lag behind either as she brought around 30 kilos of kheer kadam for everyone.

The entire unit relished the mouth-watering delicacy. Looks like the cast now has a number of ‘sweet’ moments to cherish for life.

Mysterious girl

Hindi cinema is breaking barriers like never before.

While few film-makers continue to follow the tried-and-tested method, there are few who test the norm.

Stirring up tremendous buzz nowadays is the mystery girl seen on the bold poster of Vikram Bhatt’s next film — ‘Hate Story’. The movie is being directed by Vivek

With only her bare back visible and a tantalisingly placed gun and tattoo, the makers are keeping mum on the identity of the model.

The daring poster has created quite a stir in the industry and trade circles.

It has been splashed all over and people are probing the makers to reveal who this sexy back belongs to.

Well, any guesses? Watch this space for more updates!

Conquering the world

With millions of fans all around the world, she has appeared opposite the biggest stars and is surely loved by one and all. This weekend, watch the beautiful Kareena Kapoor on ‘India’s Glam Diva’.

The actress, who has risen to heights of superstardom, talks about her love, life and career on the show.

Since her debut in ‘Refugee’, Bebo was always reckoned as an actress to watch out for. However, success did not come easily to this glamorous diva. After her debut, Kareena delivered quite a few unsuccessful films.

Talking about Kareena, Rajeev Masand, a well-known film critic and jury member on the show says, “There hasn’t been an actress who has made more bad choices than Kareena.” But it was this initial setback that led the Chammak Challo girl to go on and achieve what she has today.

The actress reveals that she was wary of making bold choices earlier on in her career. But all that changed when she decided to star as the young prostitute with a golden heart in the movie Chameli.

Apparently, Kareena had been offered Chameli a year before she actually took up the film as she was initially reluctant to do a role like that at the beginning of her career. It obviously was a good decision as her portrayal of Chameli garnered her many awards and the film marked a significant turning point in her career.

Find out all this and more about Kareena on February 25 at 9 pm on ‘India’s Glam Diva’ on Big CBS Love.