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Confident about her new film

Actress Prachi Desai, who will soon be seen in the Sanjay Dutt-starring action film Policegiri, says that although her co-star won’t be there for promotions of the film, she is confident that it will do good business.

Currently, Sanjay is in jail to serve his remaining jail term in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. Prachi believes his fans will definitely watch the film.  In Policegiri, produced by T P Aggarwal and his son Rahul and directed by K S Ravikumar, Sanjay plays a tough yet charismatic police officer. “I have to say that everyone (the film’s cast and crew) will do their best. It’s unfortunate what has happened. We do understand that but, at the same time, we are doing our best. I am sure there are
people who love him (Sanjay) for what he is (sic),” Prachi says.

They are still going to go to the theatre (to watch the film Policegiri) no matter whether he goes to their cities to promote the film or not,” she adds.

Meanwhile, Prachi admits to being quite excited about her look in the film. After being seen in ultra-modern look in her last release I, Me Aur Main’, this time her character is more “colourful” and “approachable” — in her words. “There is no particular look, but we have tried our best to keep it as young and colourful and as approachable for people as possible,” says the 24-year-old.

“I am just happy experimenting with looks and with Policegiri, I guess I am getting a chance to do that again,” she adds.

Slated to release on July 5, Policegiri also features Prakash Raj and Om Puri. Besides them, Salman Khan will be seen in a cameo in the film.

Vidya turns party queen

Vidya Balan, who is laying a loud, Punjabi housewife in her upcoming film Ghanchakkar, will be hosting at least hree kitty parties in three different cities.
As of now, it seems hat Chandigarh, Delhi and Lucknow are the cities that have been shortlisted.

Talking about this, Raj Kumar Gupta says, “It is super nteresting. Actually,
we came up with the idea when Vidya and I overheard a conversation that a bunch of women were having during a kitty party. They were discussing their marriage, how lazy their partners could be and they were sometimes forgetful also. We immediately knew that we wanted to throw these parties and talk to the women about their lazy lads.”

   Ghanchakkar is set to elease on June 28.

‘I don’t believe in size zero’

Actress Priyanka Chopra’s appearance may not have any similarities with boxer Mary Kom, but she is working hard to get into shape to play the Olympic bronze medalist in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film.

“I don’t believe in size zero. Yes, I have lost weight as I am training myself for my next film. I am working hard to build muscles for my character, which is inspired by Mary Kom,” says Priyanka.

The 30-year-old actress, who doesn’t shy away from shedding her glamorous
image to try different characters as she did in Kaminey and Barfi!, finds the journey of Mary Kom, a girl from Manipur who went on to become five-time world champion, inspiring.

“It’s not a biopic but it is a film that is inspired by her life. I personally find her journey very inspiring. This film talks about how to grab the right opportunity, work hard and how sheer hard work can bring success. I am very nervous about the film as it is very close to my heart,” Priyanka says.

To be directed by Bhansali, the film will go on the floors by June.    The 30-year-old Mary Kom was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, this year.

‘I want to get abusive on screen’

She’s “done with crying” and wants to get abusive on the screen, says Tisca Chopra, who will be seen in a pivotal role in forthcoming film ‘Ankur Arora Murder Case’.

   “Now, I am done with crying and want to give gali galoch on the screen. I want to get abusive on the screen. I want to play a bad person,” Tisca says. Talking about her choice in playing a toughie on the screen, she adds, “As far as bad roles are concerned, I am dying to do a tough role where I can get to play a cop or a detective like Kiran Bedi.”

Produced by Vikram Bhatt, ‘Ankur Arora Murder Case’ is a medical thriller, where Tisca plays mother to the protagonist Ankur Arora who dies due to medical negligence. Earlier, she had played mother to a dyslexic child in Taare Zameen Par and won accolades for her performance.

   “I have become an expert in handling troubled children (on the screen). But for this film, first I had said no to Vikram as it was emotionally draining. It’s a well-written script and was difficult to play,” she says.

   However, she’s going to avoid such roles from now on. “I am not so keen to do very serious (roles) again,” she says. “I would also like to do a fun comedy, where funny things are happening all around — life is funny enough.” Directed by Suhail Tattari, ‘Ankur Arora Murder Case’ is slated for a June 14 release. It stars Arjun Mathur, Kay Kay Menon and Vishakha Singh.

A world of crime

Snatch’ is woven around two seemingly disconnected plots that get meshed together before the end.

A valuable 34-carat diamond is stolen by Frankie Four Fingers who is on the run when he falls afoul of thieves and other criminals. Turkish runs illegal boxing matches.
He owes a lot of money to crime boss Brick Top when his boxer Gorgeous George loses the match to Mickey.

Turkish decides to use Mickey’s prowess in the boxing ring to make a quick buck.   Watch the twists and turns that bring these two incidents together as everyone tries to claim the diamond.

It airs on Sony Pix at 9 pm on June 6.    The movie stars Jason Statham, Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Brad Pitt, Rade Šerbedija, Vinnie Jones and Mike Reid.

Hunt for a conman

Love Crimes’ stars Sean Young, Patrick Bergin,  rnetia Walker, James
Read and Ron Orbach.

In this suspense-filled romantic thriller, an intensely-driven, emotionally-
repressed assistant district attorney endangers her life and career to
catch a crafty conman who specialises in love games.

   Tune in to ‘Love Crimes’ n MGM at 7.30 pm on  June 6.


(tv show timings are subject to change)

 

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