Who says our filmstars get a raw deal in Hollywood? Ask Nagesh Kukunoor. The producers of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill have signed the Hyderabad Blues boy and Heather Graham of Boogie Nights fame for their next venture, segments of which will be shot in the humid Indian capital. Never mind if the Delhi segment lasts only for five minutes.
Baichung Bhutia, we hear, is busy party-hopping with friends these days when not playing or not staying at the sprawling new flat he’s bought in London after signing for Bury FC. Sure there’s big money in football these days—remember he signed for jct Phagwara for Rs 15 lakh, to return to East Bengal the next season at Rs 25 lakh.
Love You Hamesha, starring Akshaye Khanna and Sonali Bendre, has been in the making for four years now. But if director Kailash Surendranath is to be believed, “it may never be released” because of “funding” problems. Surely, four years is a long time. Incidentally, insiders say that a lot of work was done on both Akshaye and Bendre to make them look consistent. But what might have cemented the film’s fate, some say, “could’ve been the fact that they were stars when the film was launched, but they are not saleable now!”
In these days of mush and chocolate romances in Bollywood, one wonders if Salman Khan is missing a chance to flex his muscles on screen. How else can one justify his fisticuffs with scribes last week in Mumbai? Guess it’s time our hunks realised the difference between real and reel life—those mock fights in front of the camera never hurt. But it need not necessarily be so when you are not playacting!
It’s by far the first case of its kind—a thief walked away with a handsome loot of many latest models of drivers and clubs of Jeev Milkha Singh during the Euro Benson & Hedges open in UK. The ace Indian golfer was but happy that the thief spared his favourite Taylor Made driver. Some relief this.