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Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ is a copy!

Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ is a copy!

MUMBAI: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) is in the middle of a plagiarism row. According to veteran writer/director Dayanand Raajan, his unpublished novel ‘Summer Snow’ has been ripped off, almost in totality, by the makers of ‘Guzaarish’.
Raajan has dashed off a legal notice to the producers, UTV and SLB asking them for an explanation on how their film has so many similarities with his novel. A seven-days notice period has been given to the allegedly accused failing which Dayanand

Deepika apes Ranbir in ‘Break Ke Baad’

MUMBAI: Jilted lass Deepika Padukone is all set to relive her bitter experiences on reel for her character in ‘Break Ke Baad’ is closely modelled on none other than her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor.
In ‘Break Ke Baad’, Deepika plays the character of a commitment-phobic girl – Aalia, which mirrors her ex-beau Ranbir, who is infamous for his commitment phobic ways in Bollywood. Deepika and Ranbir were in a serious two years relationship before the Kapoor scion ditched the

Tina heartbroken over ‘Strictly’ axe

Ex-Coronation Street star Tina O’brien is devastated to leave ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – because the show was helping her recover from a break-up. The soap star has been nursing a broken heart since her October split from cameraman Nick Cox, who she met on the set of Waterloo Road.
And the blonde beauty, who was booted from Strictly on Sunday, admits she was using the competition as a distraction. She says, “After my relationship with Nick ended, dancing was therapeutic. It gave

Watson ‘felt sick’ over Potter fortune

Emma Watson “felt sick” and “emotional” when she realised she had amassed a multi-million pound fortune from the Harry Potter movies – and immediately enrolled on an accountancy course.
The actress had no idea what she was being paid to portray Hermione Granger in the wizard movie franchise until she was 17 or 18 when her father sat her down for the “money conversation”.
And Watson, who had previously been living off a £50-a-week allowance, admits she enrolled on a course at

Missing the kings of melody

LAHORE: Although the Indian film industry has produced numerous music directors whose names remain enriched in memory, but there is one duo, which rightly deserves the title, ‘Kings of Melody’, and they are Nadeem Akhtar Saifi and Shravan Rathod, popularly known as Nadeem-Shravan.
In the 1990s and some years of the 2000s, Nadeem-Shravan was the most bankable brand name concerning film music. Although, they had started working in the 1980s, it was Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Aashiqui’ in

Bipasha Basu bags her first Hollywood project

NEW DELHI: After sizzling on Bollywood screen for almost a decade, dusky beauty Bipasha Basu has signed her first international project — English-French director Roland Joffe’s ‘Singularity’. The 31-year-old is extremely excited and admits she does have butterflies in her stomach.
“I am very excited…but have to admit that I am also a little nervous. Everything happened really fast,” Bipasha told reporters. Bipasha met Joffe in a chance encounter at the Taj Land’s End Hotel in

Aamir signs his next

The Bollywood superstar, who has been in self-imposed hibernation, will start shooting in February 2011. After all the hoo-haa about Aamir Khan returning as a villain in ‘Dhoom-3’ or green-lighting Yash Chopra’s next directorial venture, here comes the actual film announcement.
Aamir will return to the big screen in Reema Kagti’s suspense drama that is rolling in February 2011. Reema who made ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd’ must be pinching herself a hundred times over. She’s the one

Parker not responsible for accident

Actress Eva Longoria Parker has been cleared of any wrongdoing in her recent California car crash – police have determined the driver she collided with was at fault.
Roman Gasparyan filed a negligence suit against the ‘Desperate Housewives’ star on Tuesday, accusing her of causing him injury by swerving her car into his on Los Angeles’ famous Hollywood Boulevard last week. Gasparyan announced he was willing to drop the matter, but only if she accepts responsibility for the

Moore says no to cosmetic surgery

Hollywood actress Julianne Moore has vowed never to undergo cosmetic surgery to change her look as she thinks it won’t make her feel any younger. The 49-year-old actress insists she would still feel her age, regardless of how her appearance changes.
“First and foremost, I’m an actor and so I don’t want to do anything to my face. I can do whatever I want, and I’m still going to be 49 years old, it’s not going to change anything,” she said. “I don’t know that I’m going to look any

Soft-spoken 18-year-old Alexandria Mills wins Miss World title

The newest Miss World is from the US. Alexandria Mills, a soft-spoken 18-year-old, was named the winner in Saturday night’s contest in southern China. The tall blonde was a relative surprise winner after speculation focused on other contestants.
Second place went to Emma Wareus of Botswana, and Adriana Vasini of Venezuela came third.
The host country’s own contestant, Tang Xiao, also was among the final five.
According to a brief biography on the Miss World website,

I’m not pregnant: Angelina

A representative for actress Angelina Jolie has rubbished reports that she is expecting another baby with partner Brad Pitt. America’s Star magazine had reported that the couple, who raise six young children together, is preparing to welcome a new addition to the family.
It also said Jolie had been “flaunting a telltale bump” on the set of her new movie in Budapest, Hungary and Pitt had flown out to be by her side. However, the actress’ representative has dismissed it saying

Clooney to direct Gosling

George Clooney has signed on to direct Ryan Gosling in a big screen adaptation of political Broadway play Farragut North. The actor and production partner Grant Heslov have teamed with Farragut playwright Beau Willimon to adapt the 2008 drama for the big screen.
The movie version, entitled Ides of March, follows a press spokesman, played by Gosling, who is manipulated by veteran operatives during a US political campaign, and seduced by a young intern, played by Evan Rachel Wood.

Manson confirms Garbage reunion

Shirley Manson has confirmed she has reunited Garbage to work on the band’s first new album in five years. The rocker swapped music for acting in 2008 after landing a role in US TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
She recently hinted at a return to her roots by admitting she missed singing, and now she has thrilled fans by revealing a Garbage record is in the works. Manson said “I’m working on a record right now with the band. We’ve recorded quite a lot but it’s

David and Posh argue on live TV

They are one of Hollywood’s most enduring couples, but David and Victoria Beckham had an argument in front of a studio audience at the “Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
The football heartthrob was a guest on the talk show and he sparked an argument with his wife, former Spice Girl, by telling the host that she is less tidy than him, reported a website. David told Ellen DeGeneres that he is “very tidy and she’s not” which he said “drives her crazy.”
And Victoria who was among the

Mel Gibson may be imprisoned

The 54-year-old actor is accused by ex-partner Oksana Grigorieva of breaching a court order to provide $20,000 a month in child support for their daughter Lucia and if found guilty at a Nov 10 court hearing Gibson could face jail.
For three consecutive months, Mel has paid Oksana somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000 each month, which is well short of what a judge instructed he must deliver the mother of his child.
Oksana’s attorney Lisa Bloom claimed Mel was a ‘deadbeat dad’

SRK to make history in China

From Berlin, where he is currently shooting for Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Don 2’, Shah Rukh Khan will be headed to China for the premiere of ‘My Name Is Khan’ (MNIK).
And this occasion will go down in history because no Indian film has been released in China in the last 30 years. Intense preparations are on for the premiere, tentatively scheduled for November 30 in Beijing.
Producer Karan Johar says, “It’s an honour especially since China allows only the release of 20 foreign films

Katie Price dedicates book to ex

Katie Price has dedicated her new book, ‘You Only Live Once’, to her ex Peter Andre, leaving her cage-fighting husband Alex Reid upset. The model pays the singer a gushing tribute on the first page of her fourth autobiography.
She says Pete took her “on a wonderful journey of self-discovery” and that he turned her into a beautiful butterfly. “I hope you find the happiness you have always been searching for,” she said after 18 months of slagging off Pete. Alex, 35, got a message