Stepping into virtual world

Filmi Fundas
Last Updated 20 January 2010, 11:56 IST
Stepping into virtual world

The official website of the forthcoming light-hearted comedy Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? was launched recently in Mumbai.

The website was launched by the film’s lead actor Ajay Devgan in the presence of his co-star Konkona Sen Sharma, producer Amita Pathak and director Ashwni Dhir.

Amita Pathak’s father Kumar Mangat was also present at the event with director friend Satish Kaushik.

Ajay inaugurated the website in an interesting manner by cutting a mock ribbon on the screen, while everyone else cheered him.

Ajay and Konkona were seen happily posing for the cameras.

The lead pair of the film also shared some of their funny experiences with guests in real life. Debutante producer Amita Pathak also shared her experiences of handling her new role as a producer.

Scheduled to release on February 26, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? is a laugh riot produced by Warner Bros Pictures and Wide Frame Films and stars National Award-winners Ajay Devgan, Paresh Rawal and Konkona Sen Sharma.

The film revolves around a middle class couple (Ajay and Konkona), who land up with an unexpected guest (Paresh Rawal) at their home.

The chaos that follows makes it a rib-tickling comedy where the agonised couple tries out various methods to shoo him away but fail time and again.

‘Shopping keeps the world rolling’

Stepping into virtual world

Popstar Shakira has gone on a shopping spree in a bid to counter the global financial meltdown and help save the world’s economies by splashing the cash. The She Wolf hitmaker admits she used to feel guilty about splashing her cash because she is Catholic, but soon realised that her spending habits are a good thing.

“I do like to enjoy things any normal girl my age enjoys — I jog in the park, watch really bad movies. I used to feel guilty, I am a Catholic girl after all. But today, the way I see it, shopping keeps the world rolling. A world where people don’t consume?
The economy gets worse,” Shakira said.

The 32-year-old Colombian-born beauty also slammed reports of her constant denial towards her native country and insisted she does her bit for the progress of her homeland. “It couldn’t be further from the truth. I go frequently to Colombia. I grew up understanding that in countries like mine when you are born poor, you are destined to die poor,” Shakira said.

“I have seen how many children are recruited into the militia or the drug-trafficking business at an early age because they are not safe at school, and I understood that I could do something about it even in a small way. No child wants to be a drug dealer or in the militia,” she added.

Quest for knowledge

Neha Dhupia took some time out from her busy schedule recently to spend some time with children who suffer from hearing difficulties. Deeds, an organisation that works with these children invited Neha to give away the trophy for a quiz titled Quest 5, which was held for children with hearing difficulties. Students from 12 special schools took part in it.

Reveals a source, “Neha interacted with the children and distributed gifts to them. The kids enjoyed being with her.”

Neha has always been into social causes. She recently shot for a ‘go green’ calendar to promote the cause of conservation of the environment and now, she’s doing her bit to support Deeds in their endeavour to work for children, those of whom live with hearing difficulties. “Neha has always been one actress, who openly speaks about the causes she believes in. Deeds thought of her as the most apt person to promote this cause,” adds the source.

Who is Salman’s ‘veer’?

Stepping into virtual world

Magnum opus Veer starring Salman Khan is very close to the actor’s heart. Salman, who has penned the script of the film has focused on the father-son relationship.
Talking about his idea of Veer, Salman reveals, “My father is a real veer as he has always faced tough times with courage and I salute him for that.”

Recalling his fond memories with his father, Salman says, “I remember when I was small and I flunked in Maths, I was terrified to face my father and disclose the fact to him. Somehow gathered guts to tell him; to which he politely reacted and told me not to worry and spoil my vacations. Exams are not the real test. He said beta agli
baar zara dhyaan se padhna (study with more concentration next time).”

Now this gets us thinking — is the father-son relationship in Veer structured on Salman’s relationship with his father? Well, only time will tell.

(Published 20 January 2010, 11:08 IST)

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