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‘Every song has its own charm’

golden voice  Sunidhi Chauhan

Singer Sunidhi Chauhan, who has crooned a lot of hit item numbers like Sheila Ki Jawaani, Dekh Le, Mehboob Mere, Beedi and many more, refuses to call these item songs.

“Whatever you call them, every song has its own charm. I don’t like calling them item songs but they are special songs. They are treated specially, they have extra attention and they are picturised in a special way.

So I like being associated with any special song,” the 28-year-old singer said while recording a song for the film Yeh Saali Khushi. 

The music of Yeh Saali Khushi has been composed by brothers Siddharth and Sangeet Haldipur, who had also composed two songs Aa Zara and Tujhko Bhulana for ‘Murder 2’. Sunidhi, who was nominated for the Apsara Award for best female playback singer for the song Aa Zara, is all praises for Siddharth and Sangeet.

 “Everyone has heard Aa Zara and when I go for stage shows, the audience demands for the song and listens to it patiently and also sings with me. It’s only then I get to know how much people have appreciated the song,” said Sunidhi.

“It’s unfortunate that many people don’t know that it’s Sangeet and Siddharth who have composed the song. Such talents should come out and people should recognise them,” she added.

While Sangeet Haldipur was a member of the band Aasma, Siddharth was a part of the famous boy band ‘Band of Boys’.

A wish to come back!

Now that he is back to the shoot, he is eagerly looking foward to promote ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. He feels handicapped currently as his film is days away from its theatrical release and he isn’t in Mumbai to participate in all the frenzy.

Saving lives once again...

People who loved David Hasselhoff’s character as a lifeguard, Mitch Buchannon in ‘Baywatch’, are in for a huge treat. The ageless actor will be seen reprising his role as a lifeguard in one of the much-awaited sequels of the year, ‘Piranha 3DD’. Amusingly, David plays himself in the movie and will be seen doing what he does best — saving lives.

Apparently, David also gets to showcase his singing talent at the end of the movie and it’s definitely worth a chuckle or two. When quizzed about his experience on the set, he said, “There were so many girls in good shape that it looked like ‘Baywatch’ on steroids (sic).”

David Hasselhoff was last seen as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and later moved on to judge ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ too. ‘Piranha 3DD’ is a comedy-horror movie set in a giant water park where numerous flesh-eating piranhas unleash their fury on the unassuming visitors.

It’s directed by John Gulager (of ‘Feast’ fame) and also stars Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Danielle Panabaker, Chris Zylka and David Koechner. ‘Piranha 3DD’ is all set to unleash across screens in India in 2D and 3D in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on June 15.

Smack that! 

Charlize Theron, who will be seen opposite Michael Fassbender, in ‘Prometheus’, recently revealed she wants to punch her co-star! 

     The actress was apparently a huge fan of Michael even before they met on the sets of their upcoming action extravaganza and said that Michael is so talented that she wants to “punch him”.

“Michael Fassbender is one of the funniest guys I’ve ever been around. I saw him in ‘Shame’, in which he plays a sex addict, and I didn’t stop thinking about that film for weeks. I think he’s incredible. He’s so effortless that I want to punch him!”

The two will be seen together in Ridley Scott’s much-anticipated action flick ‘Prometheus’, which is due for release on June 8.

Not all that rare

Thanks to the films of Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat, one thinks kissing has gained popularity only in the recent times.

However, this fact is far from true. Kissing and nude scenes were not all that uncommon in Indian films until the 1950s.  In the film Anusuya in 1921, actress Sakinabai had appeared nude.  And Himanshurai’s Karma (1933) had a four-minute-long kissing scene.

But Lilavati Munshi, a Rajya Sabha member, moved a resolution in 1954 to prohibit screening of ‘undesirable’ films ,  although it was only in 1959 the Government of India amended the Cinematograph Act.

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