‘I love reading’

Stunning Sriti Jha, famously known as Jyoti’s sister in Sphere Origins’ show Jyoti answers a rapid fire.

What are the top three songs on your current play list?

Aaj Din Chadya (Love Aaj Kal), Raina Beeti Jaye (Amar Prem) and Mora Gora Rang Laile (Bandini).

What’s the weirdest rumour that you’ve heard about yourself?

That I am married to Vikrant Massey.

What is the most adventurous thing that you’ve done?

River rafting

Name one reality show you would like to be a part of.

Any dance reality or quiz show.

Which is the invention that you will remain forever thankful for?

Cellular phone and television.

Do you believe in fairytales?

Totally. I live in my own fantasy world.

Is there any Hollywood film whose remake you’d love to work in? 

Finding Neverland

And the remake of any Bollywood film that you’d love to work in? 


What are your hobbies?

I love reading.

Are there any yesteryears' Bollywood actresses that you can relate to?

Sharmila Tagore, Nutan and Waheeda Rehman.

According to you, which newcomer in the television industry has had the maximum impact?

Ratan Rajput of Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo and Sneha Wagh of Jyoti.

Of ambitious youth

Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai airs on October 27 at 10 pm on Sony Entertainment Television.

Karthik to call in February

Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar are back again with their next production Karthik Calling Karthik, which is slated for release under the banner of Excel Entertainment on February 12, 2010. Karthik Calling Karthik is about a man who gets phone calls from himself, and never knows what to expect when the clock strikes five. Karthik Calling Karthik stars Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor and Shefali Shah.
Other credits include music by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy with lyrics by Javed Akhtar.

Neha tops beauty chart

After winning the Miss India Pageant, Neha Dhupia is all set to top the beauty list once more. She has been chosen as the beauty ambassador for India by American pop singer, actress and fashion entrepreneur Jessica Simpson for her TV show Price Of Beauty.
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and this is exactly what Jessica and her crew would go around the world to find out, how different people perceive beauty. Jessica has planned for a special segment on Bollywood for which they have selected Neha as their beauty ambassador.
Neha was noticed by the makers in her US mini series Bollywood Hero which fetched the beauty immense appreciation. The shoot is scheduled to start soon in Mumbai and according to sources, Jessica and her crew have also planned for a big Bollywood party once the shoot gets over.

New motorcycling team

The Mask of Zorro star Antonio Banderas seems to be revving up for a new career as he is launching his own motorcycling team. The Spanish star is investing in a team to compete in the Moto2 league, a new category in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing league that’s slated to begin next year.
The 49-year-old star plans to hire rider Joan Olive as well as another racer for the team, which he will either name the Banderas Racing Team or Team Antonio Banderas. “I have always been passionate about this world and the opportunity came along and I didn't hesitate. I will try to give my best to the riders in this new category so that they can work in the best conditions,” Banderas said.
Banderas has been a motorcycling enthusiast for the last 30 years and is said to own a number of bikes in his personal collection.

A tragic tale

HBO presents Troy starring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana and Diane Kruger at 9 pm on October 27. Based on Homer’s classic epic The Iliad, this box office hit brings to life the well-known and tragic tale of antiquity — the fall of the mythical city of Troy. Young Trojan prince, Paris (Bloom), has fallen in love with Menelaus’ beautiful wife, Helen. Although he knows that his father, King Priam (O’Toole) has engineered a fragile peace with the Greek kingdom of Sparta, he throws caution to the wind and abducts Helen. His elder brother, Prince Hector (Bana) is furious when he finds out that Helen is with them. With Helen’s abduction, war is imminent.