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Laying down the rules

It looks like Vidya Balan’s boyfriend Siddharth Roy Kapur takes decisions regarding her career. Is it because Sid is insecure about his girlfriend’s past? That could be the answer as sources say Vidya had received plum offers opposite her ex-flames Shahid Kapoor and John Abraham. And Vidya turned down both the offers. Apparently, Sid was not comfortable with her bonding with these guys. 

Terminally ill?

Erstwhile B-town superstar Rajesh Khanna is reportedly terminally ill. He has been in and out of a hospital in Bandra, Mumbai for the last one year.
He recently fell ill again and his estranged wife Dimple Kapadia was spotted keeping vigil. Kaka, as the former superstar is known, did step out to do a fan commercial recently with Cheeni Kum maker R Balki. But an insider confirms that he is far from well.

A walk down memory lane

Saregama is all set to rejuvenate the golden era of Bollywood music with a unique concert titled ‘The Bollywood Musical’. The label has collaborated with talented music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman for re-creating the biggest classics. Titled ‘Reinterpreting The Biggest Hits of Cinema Symphonically’ will represent the work of over 30 tracks from Saregama’s repertoire which includes the top hits of Indian cinema during the 60s and 70s.

The evergreen melodies of Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, RD Burman, Kishore Kumar, Shankar-Jaikishan, Lakshmikant-Pyarelal and others will be rendered by renowned singers of today.

Salim-Sulaiman will be accompanied by over 28 instrumentalists, eight vocalists, chorus and state-of-the-art production to embark upon this musical journey. Spearheaded by the composer duo, the orchestral and contemporary fusion concert will be hosted at historical places of India and abroad from October 2012.

Said Salim-Sulaiman, “Our only aim through this show is to represent the golden era of Indian music in our way for the young generation. It’s an acoustic and contemporary representation of all the classics which has never been done before in Indian cinema and music.”

Facing the music

Oscar-winner AR Rahman was scheduled to perform his first live concert in Mumbai on May 14. However, he could not go ahead with the show and as a result, his concert manager has been served a legal notice for allegedly reneging on a contract to perform by Miles Ahead Multimedia Private Limited (MMPL)

Time to checkmate!

If the buzz in tinseltown is any indication, the Sanjay Dutt-Ram Gopal Varma feud over ‘Department’ is far from over. Well-placed industry sources reveal that the actor is very angry with the director for blaming him on a micro-blogging site for the debacle of their film. So much so that he could ensure that no actor works with him again and consequently, jeopardise Sarkar 3, which the film-maker has announced.

According to a source, the first person Sanjay can convince to opt out of the film is Abhishek Bachchan. Especially since Ramu has openly blamed Abhishek for getting Sanjay in the film and then himself opting out due to the unavailability of suitable dates, reveals a source, adding that the next in line would be Amitabh Bachchan himself.

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What’s in a name?

Trust Rohit Shetty to come up with the most interesting ideas for his movies. In his latest comic caper Bol Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan goes by his real name.And that’s not all! News is that the actor will be playing not one but two characters on screen and Rohit thought it would be a fun idea to have one of AB Junior’s characters go by his actual name in the film.

And sure enough, there has been a buzz around the trailer which was out on May 24 across all networks. Fans and industry insiders have been excited to see Abhishek’s antics on screen in this laugh riot as the actor has not been seen in a comedy since 2008.
A source quips, “The audiences will be able to see Abhishek in two hilariously contrasting characters in Bol Bachchan. There is a lot of curiosity around the fact that one of his characters’ names is Abhishek Bachchan and also around his dual avatar in the movie. One character sports a moustache while the other doesn’t. Even the way the two dress, talk and walk is extremely unique.”

All we can say is that the more, the merrier. One of the most anticipated films of 2012, Bol Bachchan also stars Ajay Devgan, Asin and Prachi Desai and is presented by Fox Star Studios and produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd along with Ajay Devgn Ffilms.
The movie is slated to release on July 6. 

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