No means no - Pooja Bhatt tells celeb agents

Indo Asian News Service
11 November 2013

Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has set the record straight for celebrity agents who have been going "against protocol" to get a place for their clients in her movies.

"To most well meaning agents out there - surpassing me and contacting my father (Mahesh Bhatt) or the directors I hire is not going to get your actor the role," Pooja, who produces films under her banner Fisheye Network, posted on her Twitter page.

Visibly upset by an incident, she added: "When I have said 'no' it means 'no'. Attempting to chat up the hapless director won't quite help. It's not in order and against protocol.

"As for the casting couch? Fisheye Network operates like Disney! The only person you can flirt with to get the part is probably 'Goofy'!"

Fisheye Network has so far doled out films like "Sur", "Jism", "Paap" and "Jism 2".

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Sonakshi's fun shopping spree in Kolkata

As a graduate in fashion designing, Sonakshi Sinha has an eye for detail, and she loves street shopping. She decided to accompany her stylist for a shopping spree in the lanes of Kolkata when she was shooting for "Bullett Raja".

Sonakshi plays an aspiring actress in the Tigmanshu Dhulia movie in which she is paired with Saif Ali Khan. The film's narrative is set against the backdrop of Kolkata and Lucknow.

From Mall Road to Chowringhee Lane and College Street, Sonakshi travelled everywhere with her stylist to pick clothes for herself.

"Sonakshi loves street shopping, and when she learnt that the clothes for her role have to be picked up from some famous lanes, she jumped to the idea and insisted that she too goes with her stylist and it will also help her to understand the role better," said the source.

"Bullett Raja" is about a mafia based in Uttar Pradesh.

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Short stories occupy Sanjay Gupta

Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta is keeping himself occupied by penning a series of short stories. He is loving it.

"Just finished writing the final draft of the first short story in a series of short stories that I intend to write. Enjoying the process," tweeted Gupta whose last Bollywood directorial was "Shootout At Wadala".

His next will be "Mumbai Saga".

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