Blog Posts by Sayoni Sinha

  • BB6 contestant Sana Khan on the run

    Salman's 'Mental' co-star is on the run after being booked by  Navi Mumbai police on kidnapping charges

    More trouble is in store for the ‘Mental ‘ shoot. After the indefinite strike by the southern dancers for in equal representation and low pay, now the lead actress of the film has gone missing.

    'Bigg Boss 6' contestant Sana Khan is Salman Khan's leading lady in his next film 'Mental'. The actress is on the run after being booked by  Navi Mumbai police for trying to kidnap a 15-year-old girl who had rejected Sana's cousin Naved's marriage proposal. Naved fell into a romantic liaison with the minor girl through Facebook last year and after hanging out with her so some time, he proposed marriage, which she refused. After harassing her for months, he along with Sana and two other friends hatched a kidnapping plan to teach her a lesson. The girl managed to give them a slip and the family lodged a complaint in a  Navi Mumbai police station.

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  • Big fat fashion disaster

    When it comes to representing India abroad, why do we always go overboard? Here’s why

    When Anil Ambani walked the Oscar red carpet last year with his Dream Works Studios partners Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, one couldn’t help notice the contrast in the attires. Ambani opted for black velvet, red-trimmed bandhgala, with ruby and diamond buttons, as opposed to a tuxedo. While it is commendable that he went for the Indian attire, surely he could have done better than the ill-fitting pants and the over the top bandhgala. The otherwise suave businessman is known for his crisp suits and formal clothes but why did he lose the plot while walking the red carpet?

    Cut to 65th Cannes Film Festival, the hotbed of the latest in style, fashion and couture. Cannes 2012 saw Aishwarya Rai bounce back after the public backlash regarding her weight post pregnancy. Ash chose clever make-up and a Roberto Cavalli kaftan to hide her pregnancy fat. It worked. Well, almost. However, L’Oreal Paris brand

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  • Rishi Kapoor's look inspired by Dawood?


    Rishi Kapoor’s much anticipated look from Nikhil Advani’s upcoming action thriller has now been unveiled. A look


    Clad in whites, blues and brown suits and silk kurtas, with black hair and a mustache, Rishi Kapoor is the picture of sublime aristocracy and raw power in D Day. Add the retro red aviators and you’ve got a look that is going to be etched into people’s minds for years to come. But one can't help noticing that his look has been modelled on dreaded don Dawood Ibrahim.

    The seasoned actor plays a fictional character codenamed Goldman by the Indian security establishment. A fugutive in hiding, Goldman is a sinister, diabolical and chilling individual, who cloaks himself in a veneer of outward charm and respectability. The casting process though was not all smooth sailing. Rishi Kapoor was initially skeptical about whether he would be able to carry off the role. However, once his look test was done, the veteran actor needed no more convincing that he was the right choice, so much Read More »from Rishi Kapoor's look inspired by Dawood?
  • ‘Formula films don’t work for me’


    Says John Abraham as he talks about his character in ‘Shootout At Wadala’ and choice of films


    When John Abraham burst into the small screen with ripped body and dimpled cheeks in ‘Jism’, the critics were quick to put him under ‘models can’t act’ slot. The film grabbed a lot of eyeballs for its erotic content and audience approved of his chocolaty looks. After a string of flops, his role in Yash Raj’s Dhoom set him in the league of A-list actors and proved that he was here to stay. After 11 years in the industry, he is gearing up for a life-changing performance as Manya Surve in Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Shootout At Wadala’. In a candid chat, John talks about his character and why formula love stories don’t work for him.

    Excerpts from the interview:

    What were challenges involved in playing a real life character? Did you battle self doubt?
    It was a challenge but I took it up. What helped me is the research for the character. Where he came from, his background. We spoke to the police officers,

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  • Why Sallu refused ‘Bombay Talkies’ song


    Sources say that the star refused to be a part of the grand song because of SRK’s presence

    To commemorate the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, the makers of Bombay Talkies have brought together the biggest names of Bollywood. The song’s star cast includes the Khans — Shah Rukh, Aamir and Saif  — Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor. Bollywood’s most glamorous leading ladies will also be seen, which means fans of Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukherji, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Deepika Padukone and Madhuri Dixit. However one star is missing from action- Salman Khan.

    Sources say that Salman was approached to be a part of the song but when he learnt that arch rival Shah Rukh Khan will also be there, he backed out. After their very public spat five years ago, both the Khans have made sure that they don’t cross each other’s path and have consciously avoided sharing space in the events. While Shah Rukh has been forthcoming when Read More »from Why Sallu refused ‘Bombay Talkies’ song

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