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Treats for Saif and team

Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha are currently shooting for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja in Lucknow and the buzz on the sets is that the locals were so happy about the team shooting in their neighbourhood that they went out of their way and brought home-cooked food for the entire crew.

A source close to the team says “We have been shooting in Lucknow for quite a long time now and we were all feeling very homesick. One day, a group of ladies came to Saif and
offered him some homemade mutton biryani.

Saif loved it so much that he couldn’t stop praising the dish. And the next day, we saw huge dabbas filled with biryani not only for Saif but for the entire team.”

The source adds, “It was really very sweet of those ladies — they treated us to such amazing and yummy food. We couldn’t thank them enough for the lovely food.”

Bullett Raja, which is set against the backdrop of a mafia based in Uttar Pradesh, will be a complete action-packed entertainer.

‘Tanuj is such a brat’

Recently, the team of Luv U Soniyo — a romantic movie by Joe Rajan, which stars Tanuj
Virwani and Neha Hinge — were shooting a birthday sequence in the interiors of Goa. It was a three-day long scene which required an exquisite cake, lots of balloons and a nice celebration mode. A customised cake was used and since they were shooting in a remote spot, it was impossible to cart a new cake to the sets each day.

Joe suggested that they use the same cake and informed Neha that she would just have to pretend to eat it and her side profile would be captured. On the third day of the shooting, she took a small bite and shot for her scene — but Tanuj, who is quite mischievous and loves to play pranks with his leading lady, filled her mouth with a big piece of the fermented cake — while the camera was rolling.

“Tanuj is such a brat — he put the entire piece of cake in my mouth and it was so sour! I could not even do anything because the camera was rolling and it was the last shot as the cake had already been cut! So, I had to gulp it down and ended up with a bad stomach the next day,” recalls Neha.


Annoyed by the fuss

An item song performed by Mumait Khan in Ashuu Trikha’ s forthcoming film ‘Enemmy’ has the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) stepping in with firm hands. The names of four women — Katrina, Kareena, Bipasha and Priyanka in the song have been replaced by the labels ‘Miss India’ and ‘Miss World’. 

In the original lyrics, written by Shabbir Ahmed, these actress’ names were reportedly used in a derogatory sense. However, Ashuu is angry that he was asked to alter the lyrics. “Kareena, Katrina, Bipasha and Priyanka are, for me, not the actresses but just four names,” he says. 

“The song mentions four common Indian names which the Censor Board, in its wisdom, thinks refer to four popular Indian actresses. They wanted us to get a verbal NOC (no-objection certificate) from these actresses before clearing it,” he adds. He is astounded by the logic applied to the song. “My argument is very simple. Why does the Censor Board believe that the names mentioned in the song are exclusive to the actresses? There are hundreds of girls and women with the same names,” he states.

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