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Ex-flames reunited

Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp has invited his ex-flame supermodel Kate Moss and her boyfriend for a holiday to enjoy the coming new year. The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his partner Vanessa Paradis will join Moss and her beau Jamie Hince for a winter escape to Depp’s private 45-acre island in the Bahamas, which he bought in 2004 for more than two million pounds.
The news was let slip by The Kills’ guitarist Hince, who has been dating Moss ever since she split with rocker Pete Doherty.
 Moss and Depp had a very intense relationship from 1994 to 1998. They lost touch after their break-up but Depp got back in contact after publicly speaking out for her, when she became embroiled in a cocaine scandal in 2005.
Depp’s pirate-themed island is called Little Hall’s Pond Cay and has five beaches with unique names.
 The first one is named Paradis after his partner, the second and third are Lily Rose and Jack as a tribute to his kids and the fourth one is called Brando after Hollywood legend Marlon Brando. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen any place so pure and beautiful. You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It’s instant freedom,” said Depp about his island.

Trying to woo Neil back

After snubbing Neil Nitin Mukesh by cancelling his three-film contract post the success of New York, Percept Picture Company (PPC) is wooing the actor back. A hasty decision-making process may have ended up costing PPC a lot.
The production house had signed a three-film contract with Neil Nitin Mukesh after the critically acclaimed
Johnny Gaddar. But after sometime, PPC cancelled the contract.
Now after the success of New York, the PPC wants to sign him up again. But Neil sticking to his new improved market price, where as the production house wants him at his old price!


Indian Charlie Chaplin

The legend of Charlie Chaplin is soon going to be revived by none other than heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor. The actor is leaving no stone unturned in trying to get the look right for his next film.
 Ranbir Kapoor will soon be seen in Charlie Chaplin’s avatar for his forthcoming movie Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Confirms a source, “Ranbir had been gifted an entire Charlie Chaplin series by his friend which he studied diligently. He has put in a lot of research for the role right from Chaplin’s clothes to his walk to his comic timing.”
In fact, Ranbir is also a great fan of Charlie Chaplin and in his childhood, had collected a lot of  Charlie Chaplin posters. He went to an extent to stick Chaplin stickers in all his books when he wanted to decorate them. Ranbir will soon be seen in this avatar this November in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani also starring Katrina Kaif.

‘Prince’ to release in January

Kumar Taurani’s film Prince — It’s Showtime, which was earlier scheduled to be released in the second week of December, is now scheduled for release in January 2010.
The exact date will be announced shortly. “We had earlier fixed the date of release as December 11, but since our film is very high on visual effects, the post production work has taken longer than anticipated. We now plan to release it in January 2010.
We will announce the new date as early as possible,”
explains producer Kumar Taurani.
The film is a fast-paced action thriller starring Vivek Oberoi in a never-seen-before avatar.

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Flight of fantasy


Shruti Hassan is all set to test the waters down South. After impressing both the critics and audiences with her compositions in Unnaipol Oruvan, which stars her father Kamal Hassan, Shruti is back to acting.
While going through a lot of Hindi scripts, given her special connection to the South, Shruti is excited about doing a South Indian film as it holds a special importance in her heart.
The beautiful actress has signed on a Telugu movie where she will be cast opposite Siddharth (of Rang de Basanti fame). It will be directed by Prakash Rao, a National Award-winning director, who will be directing his first feature film that’s based on fantasy.
The shooting is scheduled to commence in Hyderabad around mid-November.
Shruti’s scorching good looks and killer attitude seems to have won her a bevy of admirers.
Combine that with her rock star status and talent inherited from her parents, Shruti sure has all the makings of a future star!


Touching Deepavali

Nandana Sen is piercing her nose this time and no its not as a fashion statement, but for her Rakhi brother.
Nandana’s driver, Shehzad Ali is her Rakhi brother. Every year, they exchange gifts and her Eid dinner is lovingly and deliciously prepared by his family.     This year for Deepavali, Shehzad Ali gifted Nandana a gold nose ring.
 Says Nandana, “While my Eid gifts are practical — clothes, books and toys for his three little sons, his Deepavali gift this year was simply
amazing and imaginative. 
Because he saw me sporting a nose pin in my latest shoots, he got me an exquisite gold nose ring.”
“Unfortunately, I don’t have a pierced nose. Now I’m considering getting it pierced to do justice to his sweet gift.”


Reality on-screen

Vinod Khanna plays a naxalite in Red Alert — The War Within. Says Ananth Mahadevan, the director of the film, “The film couldn’t have been more timely. It reflects today’s headlines. Viewers might also find shades of Kobad Ghandy in one of the film’s characters played by Vinod Khanna.”
Though in real life he belongs to the  establishment, in Red Alert, he plays an anti establishment, intellectual ideologue, a left wing Maoist. He is actually condemning the government. He is well-read, well-versed with issues, an intellectual, who does not raise the gun, but his weapon is motivation and strategising for the naxal movement to be a ruthless organisation to achieve their ultimate goal.
Ananth had earlier worked with Vinod Khanna in the film Chandni, but unlike that film, in Red Alert, Vinod Khanna’s performance is more subdued, with different mannerism and body language to get into the character of the intellectual cold blooded Maoist.

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