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On a dangerous journey

Sunny Leone has emerged as the most dangerous celebrity in the Indian cyber space this year, according to security technology company McAfee. For the sixth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal some of the riskiest celebrity sportsmen, actors and politicians across the web and the 2012 rendition of ‘Most Dangerous Celebrity’ research.

In the India ranking this year, Sunny Leone displaced Katrina Kaif, who owned this title in
the 2011 edition of this annual research.

Cyber criminals follow the latest trends, often using the names of popular celebrities to lure people to malicious sites, designed to steal passwords and personal information.

This year, searching for a celebrity name with “sex videos” and “free downloads” as part of the search term, resulted in the highest number of risky sites. The top 10 celebrities in India from this year’s study with the highest risk percentages are Sunny Leone, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and last but not the least, Poonam Pandey.
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Set for unmatched dancing display?

Madhuri Dixit and Prabhu Deva are known as the ‘gods of dance’ in Indian film industry and their last dance number Que Sera Sera from Pukar was proof of their unmatched dancing skills. The song was shot more than 12 years ago but it is popular even today and is used as a yardstick by many choreographers. Which is why the makers of upcoming film ‘ABCD-Any Body Can Dance’, want Madhuri and Prabhu Deva, to dance together, for a song in the film. While Prabhu Deva is part of the movie, Madhuri has been approached for the dance number with him. She was interested and has conveyed the same to the makers. But her dates need to be worked out. The shoot is scheduled for the end of the month. Madhuri, who has judged many reality shows, has time and again spoken about her number in Pukar and how scared she was about shaking a leg with legend Prabhu Deva, back then. This time, if things work out well with ‘ABCD’, she will be seen dancing in 3D and will have some of the finest danc­ers performing with her.

Sharing a great rapport off screen

Nagarjuna’s magnum opus in Telugu Damarukam which stars Anushka Shetty and Ganesh Venkatraman boasts of an interesting love triangle and lots of heavy duty special effects.

Sources close to the unit say that Ganesh plays an obsessive lover and his character is inspired by Shahrukh Khan’s character from Darr. But there is a twist in the story as sources also say that the story is a contemporary take on a famous mythological story about Lord Shiva.

When quizzed, Ganesh chose not to disclose much, saying “All I can say is that it’s a role of a lifetime and the audience will be seeing me in an altogether different light. In my roles so far, they have seen how nice I can be. Now they are going to see that when I am mean, I am devil personified,” he laughs.

Nagarjuna’s recent challenge that the special effects in this movie will be better than Eega has left many people curious about this film, which is rumoured to be Nagarjuna’s biggest film of his career. It is estimated to be made for a whopping budget of Rs 45 crores.

Sources close to the actor say that Nagarjuna shares a great rapport with Ganesh. Nagarjuna, who is nick-named the Salman Khan of the South, has always promoted young and upcoming stars, taking them under his wings and they’ve all done very well and gone places. Ganesh, who will be in Hyderabad for the movie release, says that he is already getting some interesting offers from Tollywood.

Playing the anti-hero has always been a turning point in the career of many big stars and director  Srinivas Reddy says that , “With this film, Ganesh has truly arrived.”

This is a fantasy film written and directed by Srinivasa Reddy. Nagarjuna and Anushka Shetty play the lead roles in this film. The music by Devi Sri Prasad. Editing is by Gautham Raju, art is by Ashok, cinematography is by Chota K Naidu.

SRK’s chivalry floors Katrina

Some people might believe gentlemanly behaviour to be outdated, but Katrina Kaif doesn’t belong to this group — she thinks that Shah Rukh Khan’s chivalry, which she experienced while shooting with him for Jab Tak Hai Jaan, was “nice to see”.

“He is very gentlemanly. He always opens the door for you. If you come in, he’ll stand up and will pay attention to even the smallest thing,” Katrina says.

She adds, “When we were shooting the song Ishq Shava, it was freezing cold. As soon as the shot was over, he would make sure that I had a blanket. You don’t see that a lot these days. Gentlemanly behaviour has gone out of fashion, so it’s nice to see it.”

However, the actress admits to being sad that the song which the cast of the movie had planned to shoot in Switzerland has now been cancelled, due to Yash Chopra’s sudden demise.

“Personally, I think it was a little bit sad — it was a little bit emotional for us that we didn’t get to do it. Yashji kept on coming up to me and saying that it’s not going to be a shoot, it’s going to be a party,” Katrina recalls.

“We had actually done the entire costume fitting — there were 12 saris which Manish (Malhotra) had made, and Yashji saw each one of them. He had also planned a
sequence in the water and we were laughing about it. He had said, ‘Now we will just go to Switzerland and party’,” adds the actress.

She’s daddy’s little girl

Everyone knows that Sonakshi is quite a bit of a daddy’s girl — and she’s further illustrated this fact in her next film Son of Sardaar, in which she apparently mouths the word that made Shatrughan Sinha famous — khamosh!

Apparently, the film includes a particular scene in a train, in which Sonakshi gets into an argument with a fellow passenger. Over the course of the fight, she loses her cool and screams the word. The makers of the film thought that including this bit would give the audience a good laugh.

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