Vidya Balan gets song ‘Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale’ added to her Marathi debut Ekk Albela


Vidya Balan insisted its makers include Lata Mangeshkar’s famous song Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale from Albela in Ekk Albela.

Actress Vidya Balan, who makes her Marathi film debut with “Ekk Albela”, insisted its makers include Lata Mangeshkar’s famous song “Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale” from “Albela” in it.

“I like all songs of ‘Albela’, but ‘Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale’ has always been my favourite song. When Shekharji (Sartandel) and Munishji (Babre) had come home, I asked them, ‘aren’t we shooting this song?’. They actually weren’t planning on it, but very sweetly in a montage they added it. So thank you very much for that,” Vidya said, at the launch of the song “Shola Jo Bhadke” from the film.

“Ekk Albela” is a biopic on the life of Bhagwan Dada, who, the trailer names as India’s first dancing and action hero. The film sees the recreation of the popular film “Albela”, which starred Bhagwan Dada and Geeta Bali, and which was popular for songs such as ‘Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale”, “Shola Jo Bhadke” and more.

Vidya plays Geeta Bali in the film, in a guest appearance.

About her preparation for the role, she said: “I just saw the songs as I have been a fan of Geetaji and of this film. I saw the film again.. I have tried to adapt her nuances. I know that I don’t look at all like Geetaji. I have attempted to look like her, to act like her, her expressions, how she would move her hands.

“She played with her face, with her eyes, with her hands, her fingers spoke so much, she used her wrists beautifully and most of the shots are close-up. What I realized is that there is not so much of body, but the eyes, the smile, all of that was what really was her charm. I hope I have done it decently. You don’t see all shades of her. You see Geeta Bali, the star, you see me recreating the songs. I don’t think it’s a biopic.”

Is Vidya open to do a full-fledged biopic on Geeta Bali? “Of course, I’d love it. But I’ll have to put in a lot more work to look like her,” she said.

“Ekk Albela” directed by Shekhar Sartandel, sees Mangesh Desai playing Bhagwan Dada.


I am a greedy actor, says Vidya Balan


Vidya Balan says she is a greedy actor and doesn’t believe in restricting herself to Hindi film industry. 

Actress Vidya Balan says she is a greedy actor and doesn’t believe in restricting herself to Hindi film industry.

“I wanted to do a Marathi film as I am from Mumbai…I was born and brought up here so, I know their culture. There couldn’t have been a first Marathi film for me better than this. I am looking at Marathi scripts. A few films didn’t work,” she said.

“I am also doing a Malayalam film which is a biopic. I am a greedy actor. Wherever I will get a role, I will go,” Vidya told reporters during the song launch of “Shola jo bhadke” from “Ekk Albela”, her debut Marathi film.


Salman Khan – Anushka Sharma’s Sultan trailer crosses 10 million views in 6 days!


We have been eagerly waiting for the trailer of Salman khan starrer Sultan since a long time. The leaked pictures, teasers and posters just kept on adding to our anticipations. The trailer was finally.

Earlier the teaser of the film was said to have gained the fastest 5 million views

We have been eagerly waiting for the trailer of Salman khan starrer Sultan since a long time. The leaked pictures, teasers and posters just kept on adding to our anticipations. The trailer was finally released six days again and it has taken the internet by storm. It has crossed 10 million views with such a small time frame. Well, it is a great trailer and fans all over the world are definitely watching it again and again.

On the day of trailer launch “Sultan trailer day” started trending on Twitter, not just in India, but WORLDWIDE. Earlier the teaser of the film featuring Salman Khan crossed 5 million views in 48 hours. Now that’s a record. And now the trailer of the film is garnering such a great number of views and likes. We can only guess what the soon to release song Baby ko Bass Pasand Hai would do! It might even break the internet.

Last year, reportedly Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dilwale broke the record of getting the highest number of views in 36 hours. Teaser of Tamil film Puli starring Vijay had crossed 4 million views in 6 days. As we lack a parameter to judge which video has the fastest likes or view, we rely on estimates.

Sultan is film based on wrestling. Salman and Anushka Sharma play wrestlers and each other’s love interest in it. Also starring in the film are Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh.


Naseeruddin Shah’s oblique attack on Anupam Kher stirs controversy


Naseeruddin Shah’s veiled comments against Anupam Kher on Saturday (May 28) drew sharp reactions from his former co-star and some members of the film fraternity. 

Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah’s veiled comments against Anupam Kher on Saturday (May 28) drew sharp reactions from his former co-star and some members of the film fraternity.

In an apparent dig at Kher, Shah had said, “A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he has become a displaced person.”

“Shah Saab ki Jai Ho. By that logic NRIs should not think about India at all.:),” Kher had tweeted.

The actor later said that he had spoken to Shah to clarify the matter. Kher said Shah denied making that statement.

When approached for his comments, Shah said, “I don’t want to say anything. I don’t want to give any reaction. This is misreporting.”

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar wrote on Twitter, “You don’t have to be Kashmiri to fight for #KashmiriPandits plight. Every Indian should condemn the brutality and support their resettlement.”

Replying to Bhandarkar, Pandit said, “Well said Sir. Just like @NaseerudinShah who is from #Meerut but raised his voice for #GujaratRiots.”


Mika Singh Is Getting Married Next Year – And He Made The Weirdest Wedding Announcement!


Mika is currently seen as one of the mentors on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and during the shaadi special episode on the show, he made quite the wedding announcement.

He said in a statement:

“Yes, it is true. It was the ‘shaadi’ (marriage) environment on the set of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, where all the other mentors were sharing their wedding anecdotes that prompted me to take the plunge.”

However, he added:

“It felt like it was time to share some of my own. So the wait is over, as I have finally decided to get married in the coming year. Let’s hope I get a nice girl as my companion for life.”

So a wedding announcement without a potential bride? That’s one weird wedding announcement. We love!


Sonu Nigam To Undergo Surgery; Cancels Concerts


Some time ago, Sonu Nigam had to undergo surgery for his knee, and was in immense pain after the procedure. The singer had attended an event for Sarbjit in crutches, where he revealed that he’d undergone major surgery, and had made a public appearance for the first time in two months. However, it looks like Sonu will be having surgery yet again, as he revealed in a recent interview to Radio and Music that the second round will be happening soon:

“I have been having cartilage issue for a year and a half. I have been limping all this while. So I thought of taking five-six months off my schedule to get it fixed. The first leg is done. The second leg will be coming very soon. So, I will once again be bedridden.”

It seems like the issue cropped up because the singer played a lot of squash without proper guidance, hence his damaged knee cartilages. According to SpotboyE, he has cancelled all concerts until September, but from the sounds of it he will continue to record songs during that time period.

Here’s hoping his second surgery goes well, and here’s wishing him a speedy recovery!

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All’s NOT Well Between Salman Khan & Sanjay Dutt – Here’s Why


According to a recent report on, all’s not well between Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt. And apparently, the reason behind their fallout happens to be the former’s manager, Reshma Shetty. It seems when Dutt was out on parole in December 2014, our B-townbhai had given him a suggestion. Salman had asked Sanjay to hire his manager Reshma to handle his work and bag some projects for him in his absence. But unfortunately, he didn’t land even a single project despite waiting for long. And Sanju baba later found out that Reshma and her team had hiked his price so much that the production houses were quite reluctant to cast him. Reportedly, Dutt decided to let her go after that. And that’s what caused a strain in his relationship with Salman. If these reports are true, we sincerely hope that they will sort out the differences between them soon.


Here’s Why Imtiaz Ali Chose Anushka Sharma Over Deepika Padukone For His Next With Shah Rukh Khan


Imtiaz Ali has reportedly cast Anushka Sharma opposite Shah Rukh Khan in his upcoming movie and according to a column by Rajeev Masand, Deepika Padukone was considered for this role too. Imtiaz decided to not repeat Deepika after working with her in Love Aaj Kal andTamasha because he felt that DP has done too many movies with Shah Rukh and their pair would be a little jaded. He cast Anushka due to the fact that she has done fewer movies with SRK and that their chemistry would be fresh. If this is the reason then it’s rather strange as Deepika has done just one more movie with SRK as compared to Anushka. He also mentioned that Anushka was offered Tamasha, but she let it go as she thought her role wasn’t meaty enough, so this was Imtiaz’s way of making it up to her.

What do you think, who looks better with SRK, Deepika or Anushka?




Priyanka Chopra Is All Set To Announce Her Second Hollywood Film!


Not too long ago, Priyanka Chopra announced her first Hollywood film, Baywatch – a film we hear she landed after doing a Skype chat with the makers. And now, the actress is all set to announce her second movie! She is currently in talks for her second project, and this will also feature her in a pivotal role. We’re told that she will make an announcement soon, and it is expected to take people by surprise and be received with a lot of excitement.

As for the rumours that she’s the next Bond girl, official sources say that she hasn’t auditioned for that film at all – apparently, the actress isn’t being asked to audition, but is rather being approached for roles directly.

She’s definitely killing it in the West, what with Baywatch, Quantico and her numerous magazine covers. We can’t wait for this next announcement!

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John Abraham Talks About His Wife Priya Like Never Before


A while ago, I told you how John Abraham gave his best wishes to newlyweds Bipasha Basuand Karan Singh Grover when asked about them in a Mumbai Mirror interview. During the same conversation with the leading tabloid’s Entertainment Editor Roshmila Bhattacharya, he also spoke about his wife Priya Runchal at length like never before. Theirs was a long distance marriage as Priya was in Los Angeles, but she has now joined him. Here’s what John said:

“Now she has joined me and handles everything, from my management to finances. She’s a good teammate, my partner in everything, but doesn’t like to go to too many functions. Anyone else in her place would love to come out in a red gown and walk the red carpet, she’d rather concentrate on credible causes. While some flaunt their partners on Facebook or Twitter, I hold her in high regard… Priya has a strong sense of self. She doesn’t want to be called an actor’s wife, she’d rather make her own space. She’s not enamoured by the glamour around, her biggest strength is her simplicity and that’s something I find attractive across the board.”