Filmi Fundas

Prelude to a screen blazer

The music launch of Main Aur Mrs Khanna was held last week in Mumbai. The cast and crew of the film — Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Kareena Kapoor, along with Bappi Lahiri, music directors Sajid-Wajid and director Prem Soni officially launched the music of this much-awaited romantic and fun-filled film. The movie is all set to sizzle on screen on October 16.
The event started off with Prem Soni hosting the event followed by the screening of the songs, and interactions with the media. Kareena Kapoor dazzled in her purple dress and Salman and Sohail looked their best. Speaking to the media, Kareena Kapoor said, “I have known Prem for the last eight years.”
Speaking about her bond with the Khan family, Kareena said that her sister Karishma has always been close to Salman. “We have been family friends for years. That is why I chose to do this film. Also, I have a role that I haven’t done before. My character is strong and represents today’s woman. When the script was narrated to me, I knew I had to do this film.”
Salman peppered the evening with humour. As usual, the star entertained the media with his funny one-liners. He said he was very happy that the movie has shaped up very well and is flattered by the way Prem Soni has directed it. He praised Kareena and Sohail on their acting abilities.
Main Aur Mrs Khanna marks the debut of Bappi Lahiri as an actor. Sohail Khan, who is one of the producers of the film, and has also acted in it said that he is very happy with the project. He also said that he has always enjoyed working with Salman bhai and as usual, Kareena Kapoor has give a brilliant performance. The evening was rounded off with Bappi da singing two lines of one of his evergreen numbers — Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.

Scorching the ramp

Amrita Rao wowed the City of Joy as she became the showstopper for the grand finale at the Kolkata Fashion Week — Season 2. Amrita donned an outfit designed by Manish Malhotra. Walking along with her were actors Ronit Roy and Dino Morea.
Apparently, many designers are keen to tie-up with Miss Rao these days. A few months back, there were rumours about the growing friendship between Amrita and Priyanka Chopra and now, it’s incidental that Amrita will be featured in two leading beauty magazines on the cover of which Priyanka had appeared recently.
Is this filmy friendship here to stay? Only time will tell.


Paired after 38 years

Sanjay Sharma’s Dunno Y... Naa Jane Kyun not only marks the comeback of two sirens of yore — Zeenat Aman and Helen, it is also after 38 years that Zeenie is going to be paired with Kabir Bedi. The two did an advertisement for a soap way back in 1970 following which, they acted together in Hulchul in 1971. In this film, the duo meets after a gap of 20 years and in reality, they saw each other after 40 years. Director Sanjay needed a stylish and handsome actor to match up to Zeenat. And who better than Kabir Bedi who has been know as one of the most stylish actors ever? However, Kabir was himself apprehensive about doing a film as senior artistes do not get roles like they used to. But when he heard this script, he instantly liked the emotional role that he would be playing.

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