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Tinsel town diva Priyanka Chopra is still riding high on the success of her first music single, ‘In My City’.    Overall, the response to the song has been quite positive and now, she has even more to celebrate — she recently released the video of the hit single.

And although the song is undoubtedly an international one, Priyanka says that she still wants to retain a ‘desi’ feel to the video. In fact, she made up her mind that she would introduce audiences across the world to the beat and rhythm of Bollywood through the video.

“I wanted to give it (the video) an Indian flavour in terms of dancing. I wanted the world to see what Bollywood is all about,” Priyanka smiles. She adds that she made a conscious attempt to give the video an “Indian identity”.

“I was keen that the identity of the song be Indian. I am very India-proud,” she states, adding, “When people see my video, they must feel that Bollywood is like this.” Keeping this in mind, her entire look in the video strictly avoids stereotypes. In fact, she’s tried to ensure that her style is a fusion of different attire, which people in India as well as the west can relate to.

She also admits that the first person she showed the video to is her father, who is very close to her.
“I showed the video to my dad first. He is not well and has been in the hospital for a while now. He really liked it — specially the namaste which I do,” she explains.

Priyanka also reveals she would like to sing for her own films from now on. In the meantime, she has more to look forward to. “This is just the beginning. I am waiting for the entire album to come out,” she says.


Respected actor on board

Southern actor Nassar is the latest addition to  the cast of the international movie Kamasutra 3D.  He will be joining the national-award winner Salim Kumar and the sensuous Sherlyn Chopra. Nassar, one of the most
respected actors in the South, has worked with veterans like Mani Ratnam and Kamal Hassan. In this film, he will be essaying the role of a Rajput king, whose kingdom is invaded by the Mughals.

His poetry turns out to be his only savior, as the Mughals decide to retain Nassar in the court to entertain their emperor. The actor later becomes a lunatic and hallucinates about being a mighty ruler. The director of the film, Rupesh Paul feels that Nassar will be the perfect actor for the role of the Rajput king, and is very upbeat about this addition to his magnum opus. Sharing his excitement, Rupesh says, “Nassar is a respected and gifted actor
and is a veteran in the industry.” Sherlyn Chopra, predictably, is ecstatic. “Delighted to have Nassar sir on board for Kamasutra 3D. To say that he’s a phenomenal actor would be an understatement,” she gushes.

Wedding bells in tinsel town

Director Mohit Suri has tied the knot with his long-term actress girlfriend, Udita Goswami, in a traditional Punjabi wedding. Udita was dressed in a red lehenga while Mohit wore a red sherwani for the private ceremony, which was conducted at a temple.

Film-maker and uncle Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, as well as Smiley  Suri were present during the ceremony. Those from Bollywood who attended the wedding included Dia Mirza, Kangana Ranaut, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shraddha Kapoor, Anurag Basu and a few others. Mohit and Udita, who have been dating since
2005, looked delighted to finally be tying the knot in the private ceremony.


Unsure about the future

Actor Arshad Warsi, who played the role of Circuit in the popular Munnabhai series, says that he has no idea about the status of the third instalment of the movie series.

“I don’t know about that (the status of the film). Raju (Hirani) is the best person to answer. I think Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to make it, but I don’t know. I really have no idea about the Munnabhai

series. I have been very busy with my projects — so, I really don’t know,” he says, adding that the directors of the film would be the right people to keep movie-buffs informed.

He acknowledges that a lot of his fans are waiting for Sanjay Dutt and him to share screen space once again, but adds that things don’t always work out the way one plans.  “I know that people are waiting for me and Sanjay Dutt to get back together. But I am okay. I don’t keep pre-conceived notions about anything in my life. If we go ahead, then good. And if not, then it’s fine — life goes on,” he adds.

Meanwhile, the actor is excited about playing a dacoit in his next film, ‘Chambal Safari’. “I am quite excited about Chambal Safari. it will go on floors by the end of this year ,” he states.

Casting away negative energy

Film-maker Ekta Kapoor, along with the cast of Ek Thi Daayan, is set to perform a yagna at the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad. She says she will be attending this to get rid of all her negative energy. Emraan Hashmi and Huma Qureshi will reach Allahabad as early as February 8, and engage in a series of innovative activities to promote the keenly-awaited supernatural thriller. The team will reside in specially-constructed tents on the banks of the Ganga, amid tight security. Ek Thi Daayan, co-produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and directed by Kannan Iyer, releases worldwide
on April 18.

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