Celebs Factory
Content feed Comments Feed

Shakira's Addiction

Shakira, the Columbian rockstar is back with her extravagant moves with her honest hips. As the dim lights sets the mood, check out the latin sensation gyrating her hot sexy body like never before in her new music video 'Addicted To You..'

Celebs Photo Gallery

Celebs Factory presents an exclusive image collection of Celebrities across the globe. Check out the uncensored and unseen images of celebrities exclusively in our Gallery section. Your search for Celebrity Images ends here..

Poonam for Playboy!!?

Poonam Pandey, the controversial Kingfisher model all nude much to the delight of her fans after the victory of Shahrukh Khan's IPL franchise cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. Find out if she's willing to go full frontal for Playboy..


Bipasha Basu's mother seems to be taking after her daughter as far modelling is concerned!

The actress' beautiful mother made her ramp debut alongside her darling daughter for a jewellery brand which Bipasha endorses at a jewellery show.

Its for the first time that Bipasha's mom was seen doing the catwalk and it was all for a noble cause.

An overjoyed Bipasha revealed, "I walked the ramp with my mother for the very first time for Gitanjali in association with Beti, against female foeticide."

Backing her initiative to bring in awareness about the cause, Bipasha added, "In our country the strength of a daughter is underestimated. I come from a family of three sisters where all three of us were given every kind of opportunity and encouragement by our parents!"

So how would the supermodel turned actor rate her mother's ramp walk, we wonder. "She for a first timer was so confident! I was very nervous though" concluded Bipasha.

Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone will appear as special guests on the fifth season of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, which starts off August 15 with megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the host.

"One interesting candidate and the entire anxiety of the working of the show just flies past .. we had a few today and tomorrow is another day .. let us hope that all goes well .. the second episode towards the evening will have invites to Saif and Deepika .. who come to promote their film and mine as well - Aarakshan !!!"Amitabh posted on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.

"In many ways, the philosophy of the film and that of KBC is quite similar. Given opportunity, even the lesser privileged shall prosper. Or at least have the capacity to prosper," he wrote.

However, Mumbai rains played spoilsport as the production unit had to stall the shooting of the show several times due to the noise of the rain.

"The rains have been incessant.. and so harsh that we had to stop shooting KBC at times, because of the noise factor. But all in all a most satisfying day ... harsh and hard, but satisfactory," Amitabh said.

Saif had previously appeared with actress Preity Zinta in the second season of the show, while Deepika came as a guest last year although she didn't play.

Olivia Wilde may be one of Hollywood's hottest actresses, but it seems that her fashion sense deserted her today.

Luckily, the star's bizarre ensemble of tiny satin pink shorts, strapless blue top and outlandish furry leg warmers was only for a film role.

The 27-year-old star looked like she was channelling the 1980s as she filmed the scene holding a sign that read 'free hugs.'

The Cowboys and Aliens actress topped off the look by plastering her face with make up and wearing aqua blue running shoes.

Eventually she was able to strongarm someone into wrapping their arms around her by opening her arms and demanding a hug, with some equally outrageously dressed pals giving her moral support.

Little is known about this vanity project flick titled 'Free Hugs', but the actress has written on Twitter about the demands of being a director.

She said: '5am call. I'm sleeping with the director and I still can't catch a break?

'P.S: I'm the director. why didn't I write a story about sunsets?'

Olivia has come a long way from her early days, where she earned her notoriety by playing the bi-sexual bad girl Alex Kelly on the O.C. Her character had affairs with both Adam Brody's Seth Cohen character and Marissa Cooper, who was played by Mischa Barton.

Although Olivia is American, she holds a dual Irish citizenship through her journalist father Andrew. Her real second name is Cockburn, but she changed it to honour Irish writer Oscar Wilde.

Free Hugs directed by hottie Olivia Wilde marks her debut as a film director and had shared a pic of her co-star Justin Long, writting “Checking out Justin's awesomeness on the set of Free Hugs today. He is brilliant and I’m one lucky director.”

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are hugely popular Hollywood actors and siblings who don't get to spend much time together. So when they had the opportunity to meet up at their father's wedding, they were determined to spend as much time as possible together.

In a recent interview, Jake said it was his sister's love of acting and musical theatre that first inspired him to get into the industry.

He said: 'Some of my earliest memories are of my sister coming back from doing a rehearsal for some musical during elementary school.

'I would watch her, and I realized that she was getting attention that way. I joined her and we would put on shows together and she would always boss me around.

'She would put on a stage performance of Cats, and I would be a lone, poor cat sitting in the corner while my sister performed. I never got to be the star. I did everything wrong according to her.'

But Jake said recently he has no desire to collaborate with Maggie on a film project any time soon, after they appeared together in Donnie Darko in 2001.

He said: 'I love her a lot, but we don't go around looking for something to work on together.

'I would rather spend time with my niece and spend time like brothers do with sisters.

'It would take something that I love so much, that I would need her to be a part of, and vice versa.'

Jake and Maggie took a back seat earlier this week as they attended the wedding of their father Stephen to filmmaker and professor Kathleen Man.

Simbu's forthcoming film 'Vettai Mannan' is taking shape at a fast pace, and that's quite visible from the teaser trailer that is doing rounds now.

Vettai Mannan is the directorial debut of Nelson and features Simbu, Jai and Deeksha Seth in the lead roles. The tunes are set in by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

The video posted below is the teaser of the film that got out recently, and it truly seems to be an 'intense travel through the underworld' as the trailer showcases.

The approach of Simbu as Vettai Mannan asking people to e-mail details of whom to kill and asking them to transfer cash to his account is quite novel for a promo and Simbu seems to have carried off this gangster look with the right attitude and firm speech.

Don't forget to post in your feedback on the teaser of 'Vettai Mannan' letting us know your expectations on this action packed entertainer.

The Change-Up is an upcoming role-reversal comedy about two friends, Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (Jason Bateman) whose bodies get switched from wishing for each others lives while peeing into a wishing fountain.

Directed by veteran comedy filmmaker David Dobkin of Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers and Fred Claus, The Change-Up is an R-rated comedy in a Freaky Friday-ish way that shows the complications of an uncalled wish.

Who says men can't change?

Written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore, the writers of The Hangover, The Change-Up is another comedy that shows how two men (Mitch & Dave ) change when their lives interchange with time not on their side. Its about the struggle that Mitch and Dave go through to avoid themselves from completely destroying each others lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.

With Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin in the cast, The Change-Up would premiere in theatres on 5th of August.

The Avengers is an upcoming American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.[2] It was announced in April 2005 and is based upon the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.

The Avengers is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that crosses over several Marvel superhero films including Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios has released a shortened version of the final scene in Captain America: The First Avenger that includes a teaser for next summer’s The Avengers!

The Avengers has Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner.

The Avengers is set to hit theaters on May 3, 2012.

Gautham Menon is to direct Vijay next!

The film has been titled Yohan: Adhyayam Ondru with the tag line – Mission 1: New York City!

Gautham and Vijay had a fallout sometime ago due to some creative differences, following which the project that they were supposed to work together did not take off a couple of years ago.

However, the two have now decided to bury the hatchet behind and get on to a new beginning.

To mark the new beginning, they will be joining hands for Yohan: Adhyayam Ondru.

The heroine and other cast and crew will be announced very soon.

Olivia Wilde recently dished that she got the fun task of picking her nipples for her romantic comedy, The Change-Up.

Actresses certainly get to make some important skin-related decisions when making movies. Mila Kunis admitted that she got to choose her butt double for Friends with Benefits, but her nude scene tweaking wasn't nearly as weird as Olivia's.

Movie magic has certainly come a long way. Wilde was wearing flesh-colored pasties on her nipples to preserve her modesty while filming a nude scene with Ryan Reynolds for their movie The Change-Up, but when the film was being reviewed later, the pasties were visible. Once upon a time such an issue might have led to an expensive reshoot, but not today - instead a little CGI magic was used to create fake nipples for Olivia Wilde's nude scene.

The actress said of the quick fix: "I wasn't actually naked but now I appear to be naked because... in that scene Ryan Reynolds is supposed to be covering them (with his body) and he moved and so the pasties were in the movie and so they had to paint in nipples using CGI. And I got to approve the nipples! They sent me an email saying, 'Please review nipple cover shot one through seven and decide which one is most like the original.' I don't know what he (producer) was using as source material... but I think it's pretty close."

This is really a great time actresses live in - they can now do nude scenes without actually doing nude scenes, and they can use CGI to make their naughty bits look extremely close to the real deal. However, this could turn out to be a terrible thing for normal women -- if actresses like Olivia Wilde start using CGI to enhance their bodies in movies, they'll help to create a level of perfection that's impossible to achieve, and women will continue to compare themselves to the digitally improved stars.

So what do you think - is CGI nudity a good or bad thing?

Hollywood has seen competing films made on volcanoes, serial killers, killer asteroids and even competing Snow White films but not anything like this until now.

It is reported that there are two different projects in the development about Linda Lovelace, the '70s porn star who became a worldwide celebrity with "Deep Throat.

Does the world really need competing films about Linda Lovelace?

Indeed, one of the interesting things about Lovelace's life is that she transformed herself from a porn star into a crusader against pornography before her death in 2002 at the age of 53. Her story has the sort of dramatic arc that seems perfect for an Oscar nomination, plus the fact that there are usually so few meaty lead roles for actresses.

Maybe that's why there are two Lovelace films in development.

While one of these two projects may be wooing "Cowboys & Aliens" co-star Olivia Wilde, there is another called 'Inferno' that was in talks with Lindsay Lohan fitting in as Linda Lovelace. The filmmakers however decided that she wasn't worth the trouble and moved on to Malin Akerman with the role.

As for Wilde, just a few years ago she was simply the striking beauty with the dumb name on "House." After"Tron: Legacy" and "Cowboys & Aliens," she's working her way onto the A-list. That was sure fast.

Taylor Lautner who plays Jacob Black aka Jake in the Twilight series is out of his wolfpack for his upcoming action-thriller 'Abduction'.

Directed by John Singleton of 2 Fast 2 Furious and 4 Brothers, Abduction marks Lautner's first foray into the leading-man territory.

In the movie, Lautner plays Nathan, a teenager who finds out that he was kidnapped as a child after his picture shows up on a missing-persons website.

The mystery is to be unveiled, when Nathan sets to uncover the truth about his past, he realizes he is being pursued and must go on the run to solve the mystery of his identity.

The cast of the film that has Taylor Lautner in the lead also has Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs and Alfred Molina.

Nathan's fight of his life to find the truth begins September 23, 2011.

Is marriage on the cards? Most of our actresses dread this question, but then they shock us with their surprise big, fat weddings. Actress Neha Dhupia is going to be the next on the list of the hot married Bollywood babes.

The bombshell is thinking of walking down the aisle. As per reports, if things go as planned, then Neha Dhupia might tie the knot with her Colombian beau Jimmy by the spring of next year. Neha, who has earlier dated Squash champion Ritwik Bhattacharya for almost six years, started seeing Jimmy after her break-up with Ritwik.

The actress thinks that this is the right time to get married and in Jimmy she has found a perfect partner. But Neha doesn’t want to comment on this matter. As for now she has a film Gandhi To Hitler lined up for release, and she is concentrating on it.

Neha apparently wants a beach wedding for herself.

Rakhi Sawant recently shocked the makers of her new show Gajab Desh Ki Ajab Kahaniyan by demanding C-string panties. She’s now revealed her inspiration behind the unique thong.

Rakhi is inspired by the American reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

“I’ve been inspired by reality TV star Kim Kardashian to wear C-string panties in my show. Usme strings nahi hai, use pehnna daring wala kaam hai,” Rakhi is quoted to have said.

What’s funnier is that the item girl wants panties in three colours: red, pink and purple. She claims that she will be the first Indian actress to wear these weird thongs. The producers are believed to have spent about Rs. 75 lakh on Rakhi’s dresses only.

The item girl has sprung back into headlines with her sensational statements about wanting to marry Baba Ramdev.

What’s so great about donning a bikini? Zareen Khan perhaps thinks so and is in no mood to flaunt a bikini as she feels she doesn’t have a perfect body.

Why so, Zareen? We loved you in the song Character Dheela and you looked so fit and fab. The Veer beauty has trashed the rumours that she will be sporting a bikini in the Housefull sequel. In the first part, the three actresses, whether it was Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta or Jia Khan, all sported a two-piece. Thus speculations were rife that Zareen will also slip into a bikini for the sequel.

“There is no bikini scene in the film and moreover I haven’t got a body for it,” confirms the actress, who was even called Fatrina (a fatter version of Katrina Kaif) during her Veer days.

Then why gym-shym, Zareen? Isn’t she working hard on her body for Housefull 2? The actress says it is because her character needs to look glamorous, and also she wants to be at par with the other heroines. Aha...competition!

Housefull 2 also stars Asin, along with Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh.

Uff teri ada! What a perfect occasion to say good bye to her traditional get-up. This was the moment we were waiting for! We were left transfixed by the ravishing Madhuri Dixit posing in style at Vogue Beauty Awards 2011. Madhuri went for a deep-neck black backless gown for the event.

After finishing her show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa early this year, Madhuri Dixit bid adieu to India and was back with her kids and hubby in the USA. But soon she was back. First she made a stunning appearance on the Day 1 of the Synergy1 Delhi Couture Week 2011, and then she graced the coverpage of Vogue for the August issue. And now, she goes backless, sporting a contemporary outfit and flashing that million dollar smile, working her charm on us.

Are we dazed by her dazzling beauty at this age? Or, may be, we are simply jealous, as the Indian cinema’s dhak-dhak girl still remains the Queen of Hearts.

Check her out..!!

Salman Khan turns rocker and Kareena Kapoor rocks her desi look in the peppy song video ‘Desi Beat’ from their upcoming movie Bodyguard.

The album composed by Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya has four songs from the movie that is riding high on the buzz:

  • I Love You by Ash King.
  • The beautifully sung Teri Meri by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal.
  • The title track Bodyguard sung by Salman himself and
  • Desi Beat by Mika Singh and Amrita Kak.

‘Desi Beat’ has been composed by Himesh Reshammiya and sung by Mika Singh and Amrita Kak.

Enjoy the video and watch Salman Khan totally rock the song with his moves.

A fitter and the slimmer looking Australian spin legend Shane Warne credited his girlfriend Liz Hurley for losing 22 pounds and said he feels better than he has done in years.

The colourful leg-spinner, who was never interested in his physique or appearance during his playing days, was photographed more muscle-bound and tanned on the set of Gossip Girl in New York.

The Daily Telegraph spotted him "sporting a tight blue T-shirt, dark glasses and a chic new hairdo and was almost unrecognisable from his former incarnation as a beefy, louty, knockabout bloke from Down Under."

"Since he met and started dating Hurley, he has morphed into an altogether more sophisticated creature. These days Warne seems to be styling himself, or being styled, on a cross between James Bond and a Ken doll," the daily said.

Warne had his eyebrows reshaped and has even admitted to using moisturising cream.

"Yes, I'm still a man," he said.

The Notebook star Ryan Gosling says that he no longer sets goals for himself as he is happy with the roles he is being offered.

The 30-year-old actor has grown more comfortable with the roles he is offered as he has gotten older and has nothing else to achieve, reported Contactmusic.

"Do I set goals for myself? Not really. I think now that I'm 30 I'm more comfortable. Maybe it's because I'm playing characters that are older, so it is easier to find good material. But I also have more control, I think," said the Blue Valentine actor.

Gosling will be next seen in Drive and said that he loved preparing for the movie.

"I did everything on it except the transmission. The stunt training was the best time ever. You show up at an abandoned church parking lot and there's a new Camaro and a new Mustang sitting there. You get in your car and you drive it until it won't drive anymore, until it's smoking or on fire," Gosling said.

Karisma Kapoor, who is returning to silver screen with Dangerous Ishq 3D, has told its director Vikram Bhatt that her favourite costume designer Manish Malhotra should be on board.

The actress, who bid adieu to movies after marrying Delhi-based industrialist Sanjay Kapur in 2003, met Bhatt last week at her residence.

During the incisive chat, Karisma discussed every aspect of her comeback film at length. She apparently told the director that she would be able to work only around her baby's daily schedules.

The intricate and historically-relevant costumes of the film's protagonist that take her through five different eras are to be researched by Nidhi Yasha, who designed the costumes for Bhatt's Haunted 3D.

Karisma, who has hardly ever worked with any other designer, gently but firmly asked for Manish to do her clothes.

"There was no compulsion to take on Manish. He is the best in the business of clothes and it'd be a pleasure and privilege to work with him. Nidhi Yasha would now be researching Karisma's clothes. Manish would actually be designing them," said Bhatt.

Karisma, who entered Bollwyood in 1991 with Prem Qaidi, featured in hits like Coolie No.1, Hero No.1, Raja Hindustani, Dil Toh Pagal Hai and Zubeidaa.

After being tagged as the undisputed serial kisser of Bollywood, Emraan Hashmi is now fast earning a reputation of being the biggest prankster too.

During the shoot of Ekta Kapoor's Dirty Picture in Hyderabad, the actor played a 'dirty' prank on the film's leading lady, Vidya Balan.

A source from the crew recounts, "One day, photo shoots were happening with Vidya, Emraan and Tushar (Kapoor) at the studio. While Vidya was shooting pictures in a complete Silk Smitha get up, with a plunging neckline and a short skirt, Emraan was fairly free and just hanging around. To get Vidya in the mood to shoot those sensuous pictures, some English music was being played."

While all this was happening, Emraan decided to pull a prank on Vidya. He held a glass of soft drink in his hands, pretended it was alcohol and started ogling at her. He even started winking and making faces at her.

"Vidya was baffled. Looking at the glass in Emraan's hand, she thought he was drunk and asked him not to distract her. To this, he quickly added, 'But what to do, you are looking very hot.' Vidya got really hassled with his behaviour and complained to the production managers," the source added.

She asked them to whisk him away, or she would leave. Seeing Vidya seething with rage, a production guy couldn't control himself and burst into laughter.

Soon everyone on the sets, including Emraan, joined him.

"Vidya was bewildered to see everyone laughing, but soon realised that she was made a bakra. She turned red with embarrassment, " the crew member said.

We wonder who Emraan's next victim will be.

Son of yesteryears actors Mithun Chakraborty and Yogita Bali, newbie Mahakshay alias Mimoh believes that being a star son is a "curse".

"Everything is a curse of being the son of such a big actor. It's a big burden," Mimoh told IANS.

"I am a newcomer and he (Mithun) has been here in the industry for 30 years and he says that he is still learning. I am just two films old. How much would I know," asked Mimoh, who made his acting debut with Jimmy in 2008.

"But people would still compare me with him," lamented Mimoh, who starred in the Vikram Bhatt directed Haunted 3D this year.

Being constantly compared to his National Award winning father is not easy but now Mimoh has learnt to take it in his stride.

"Now I am used to it. I am proud to be his son. It involves huge responsibility, which is helping me in being more responsible," said the 26-year-old.

Being the son of the signature actor of the disco dancing era, Mimoh is in the process of getting into the groove of some of the best dancers in the industry, including his father.

"If it's ever mentioned about dance, Mithun Chakraborty's name tops the list. Being his son, people expect me to dance too. But yes, I am still learning and trying to pick up some of dad's steps, some of Hrithik Roshan and some of Shahid Kapoor. And I think this learning process would continue forever," said Mimoh.

With his newly acquired confidence as a box office champ, Salman Khan is now working on proving himself as the best dancer among all the Khans.

This was his brief to his current favourite choreographer Mudassar Khan, when they started shooting the track Desi beat for his upcoming Bodyguard.

"Salman is hell-bent on proving he's the best dancer among the Khans. When Desi beat was being planned, Salman very clearly told Mudassar that he wants to be the best dancer among all the Khans. Salman shot the song like crazy," a source says.

As if getting his favourite choreographer was not enough, Salman also got on board a song director to shoot the number.

The concept of a song director joining the choreographer for a star is still novel in Bollywood. Sanjay Leela Bhansali served as a song director in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 1942: A Love Story even as Farah Khan was the choreographer.

And now Salman, we hear from reliable sources, wants to patent this collaborative style of shooting a song.

"Salman will work simultaneously with a choreographer of his choice and a dance director in all his major song and dance numbers," says the source.

When asked about the Bodyguard number, producer Atul Agnihotri confirmed: "We got Mudassar and also a song director, Sumit Dutt. The number rocks."

The collaboration that started with Dabangg where Salman gave Mudassar the chance to choreograph the song Humka peeni hai, has now reached a stage where Salman insists on bringing his blue-eyed choreographer in all his films as a lucky mascot. Looks like, Salman has found his own version of what Saroj Khan used to be for Madhuri Dixit.

For the Bodyguard number, the source adds: "Mudassar was told to take Salman out of his comfort zone as a dancer. Salman has never done this before. This is the first time Salman has followed a choreographer's instruction to the minutest detail."

The steady stream of South actors heading to Bollywood is likely to have an addition soon. Telugu star Allu Arjun is reportedly on the radar of Yash Raj Films.

If reports are to be believed, the very stylish actor, whose recent release "Badrinath" has hit a bullseye at the box office, has been offered a role in Yash Chopra's next flick.

Rumours are also rife that though Allu is very keen on working with YRF, his schedule which includes 4 big releases, may stand in the way. Apparently the actor plans to hold a meeting with the production house to try and adjust dates to accommodate YRF (who wouldn't).

We at Celebs Factory wish him all the best.

He became a southern superstar after being in the industry for over a decade and actor Vikram says that it is his will power that has kept him going.

The 45-year-old Tamil movie actor, who made his Bollywood debut in Mani Ratnam's Raavan in 2010 said that he never gave up his struggle as he had faced a bigger challenge during his college days.

"I was riding pillion on my friend's motorbike and we met with an accident which badly injured my right leg," said Vikram.

He had to undergo 23 operations over four years to save his badly injured leg from being amputated.

"I was bedridden for three years and on crutches for one year before I fully recovered," he added.

Born as John Kennedy Vinod Raj, the actor tasted success after playing the lead role in Sethu in 1999 as a tough young man who uses violence as the only way to deal with people.

The actor was recently in Malaysian capital to promote his latest movie Deiva Thirumagal in which he plays the role of a mentally-challenged man who goes to court to seek the right to raise his young daughter.

The movie is based on Sean Penn and Dakota Fanning starrer I Am Sam, which got a Hindi remake in the form of Ajay Devgn-Sushmita Sen starrer Main aisa hi hoon.

It seems the saga of Sonakshi Sinha's proposed Tamil project, Vishwaroopam, with the mighty Kamal Haasan is far from over. Though the delay in the project has forced the actress out, the indefatigable maestro of makeovers has his heart and mind set on her.

Feelers after feelers are apparently being sent to Sonakshi and her father Shatrughan Sinha.

"Now that Kamal Haasan has taken over the direction of the project it is more imperative than ever that he get his first choice for the leading lady, and that's Sonakshi. The role was written with her in mind," said a source.

But despite the legendary actor's persistence, Sonakshi is unable to accommodate the project.

"Sonakshi has allotted her dates to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Prabhu Deva for Rowdy Rathore. This will go on through August. Then in September she does another schedule of Shrish Kunder's Joker. Vishwaroopam was supposed to start rolling in May-June. It's still not taken off. There is no way she can accommodate Kamalji," said a source close to Sonakshi.

Apparently Sonakshi, who became a rage after her debut in superhit movie Dabangg, has been wondering why her presence in the film is so important.

"It's a wonderful role and it suits Sonakshi. Kamal Haasan wants Vishwaroopam to compete at the box-office with Rajnikanth's Rana," said the source.

In the two lavish projects set in two continents, the two Tamil superstars share screen space with the two Bollywood beauties Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi.

Interestingly both Rana and Vishwaroopam got delayed due to various reasons and are now expected to start and be completed at about the same time.

The actress is extremely upset with Sagar Ballary, director of both her films Bheja Fry 2 and the forthcoming Hum Tum Shabana for badmouthing her.

Shocked and hurt Minissha says Ballary is stooping this low just for publicity. "I used to consider Mr Ballary a friend. But if he is trying to get publicity by maligning my name, then he's hardly a friend."

The director, who apparently was at loggerheads with Bheja Fry 2 producer Mukul Deora during the making of the film, has accused the actress of shooting a promotional video for the same 'behind his back'.

Minissha retaliates, "The producer asked me to do the video, so naturally I did it. Why should Mr Ballary have a problem with that? I'm caught in the crossfire between Mr Ballary and the producer of Bheja Fry 2.

Since he can't hurt the producer, he has chosen to make me the scapegoat."

She is also disappointed with his comments about editing her role in the Hum Tum Shabana. "I play the title role in the film. So how can he threaten to chop off my role?"

Saddened by the souring of the friendship, she says, "It takes years to build a friendship, but just a few careless remarks to ruin it. As a director, he should have been more responsible with his words.

I can understand him wanting publicity for his film. But why at my cost? I did Bheja Fry 2 although I had a small role just for Sagar Ballary. And this is what he does!"

The actress had not bothered to confront Ballary after his statements. "What is there to ask him? I've spoken to the producer and he's also upset about Mr Ballary's outburst."

Brad Pitt, who is raising six children with partner Angelina Jolie, reveals that his choices have changed after becoming a father. Now, before signing on any movie, he thinks about what his kids will see.

"I think that after becoming a father, I am changing in my choices. Today, everything I do, I look at in the context of what my kids are going to see and feel. I think about everything I do now - what my kids are gonna see, how they're gonna feel. But I think they know me as a dad; I hope they would just think I'm a pretty damn good actor," Pitt said in an e-mail interaction with IANS from Los Angeles.

Pitt and Jolie have been together since 2005. They are raising six kids -- adopted children Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, and Zahara, 6, and biological children Shiloh, 5, and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

The 47-year-old also hinted that there are chances of him marrying his actress girlfriend as they are being pressurised by their children to do so.

"The kids ask about marriage. It's meaning more and more to them. So it's something we've got to look at. If Angie and I feel it's important for the kids, then we'll get married," said Pitt.

Known for hits like Mr and Mrs Smith, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Ocean's Eleven, Pitt had shot for The Mighty Heart in Pune, India.

"While in Pune, I went for a motorbike ride all by myself. I was so fascinated by the chaos, the traffic, different rules we have been having that I wanted to get out on the road. So I bought a helmet and was able to ride around quite peacefully."

He enjoyed being in India but when he comes to Bollywoood movies, Pitt says, "I don't know a lot. I can't sing and dance."

The actor is upbeat about his new film, Tree of Life that released in India Friday (July 29). Directed by Terrence Malick, the film earned rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival. It received the prestigious 2011 Golden Palm (Palme d'Or) award at film festival.

"For me, the adults that we are are the direct result of the children we were. In this sense The Tree of Life follows the lives of three brothers who move between a loving mother, who represents the purest goodness, and a father, who is a human with his own faults," he said.

This is not the first time that rumours about Trisha tying the knot has been flying around.

The media has been speculating about Trisha's happiest event time over and over again, only to be foiled by the star’s vehement denials.

Except that this time around, the rumours about the diva of south films, could well have been true.

A big actor from the Tamil film Industry, on condition of anonymity, told one of the magazines that the top actress herself informed him that she was headed for wedlock soon.

Another source close to Trisha said that she wanted to opt for a groom chosen for her by the family and that she would want to interact with the boy selected by her parents before giving the green signal.

The ravishing beauty was busy wrapping up Mankatha and her Tollywood flick Bodyguard.

Trisha’s mother Uma Krishnan was busy searching for a suitable groom for her daughter.

It has been reported that Trisha’s family had short-listed two prospective grooms. One of which is from the United States and the other was a city-based guy.

When Trisha was contacted, the bubbly heroine sounded surprised to hear that ‘marriage’ rumours were making the rounds again.

She sighed with exasperation, “The reports are baseless! I will marry when I meet the right guy. And you will be the first to know when that happens. There’s nothing to hide,” concluded the actress.

Well, its best to leave it at that for now.

However, it seems that the soon-to-be dad, Abhishek is not very keen to start shooting for the 'Dhoom' series in November as his wife Aishwarya’s due date for their first child is on the same month, and the actor wants paternity leave to spend time with his wife and baby B.

Speaking about Abhishek postponing the shooting of 'Dhoom 3', a source stated, “Yash Raj had Abhishek's dates from November onwards. But Aishwarya is due in November and Abhishek wants to spend some quality time with his baby and wife before getting back to work.

Hence, he requested YRF to postpone the shoot for a month or two."

Meanwhile, it’s heard that the 'Dhoom' series is now ready to roll only in December or January on Abhishek's request to postpone the film’s shooting.

Confirming the news, a source said, “Bachchans are family to YashChopra. He immediately agreed to give Abhishek some time off. He asked the makers of Dhoom 3 to begin shooting the film only after Abhishek is ready.”

Abhishek, who has a list of peppy item numbers to his credit like ‘One Love’ and ‘Right Here Right Now’, said in a recent interview that item songs are a lot of fun.

"I definitely think that item songs are a lot of fun to do. I enjoy the beat and pace. And sometimes the singing too. I have enjoyed doing all of them but strangely I have never looked at them as item numbers," stated Junior B.

It’s common knowledge in the industry that Abhishek never gets nervous when exuding his dancing skills on screen and most of the time his song numbers have been a hit with the audience.

When the actor was asked whether he’s getting ready to do an item number in his forthcoming films, Abhishek stated, “My directors would be the best to answer. But yes, if they ask me to shake a leg I won't shy off for sure."

Ayaan Mukerji's next has a been a talk of the town ever since it was announced that ex-flames Katrina and Ranbir will be coming together for the film, but it now looks like Deepika is most likely to take over the former actress’ position in this most coveted project.

The latest buzz is that Katrina may back out of the film since her dates are fully packed for this year and she had no dates to accomodate this film.

Katrina, who had initially given much thought to Ayan’s film, is finding it difficult to do the project and is working on every possibility for the dates. Meanwhile, a source has revealed that if Katrina walks out of the project then Dharma productions may rope in Deepika for the project.

Rumors have it that the makers have already decided that Ranbir’s arm candy in the flick is going to be Deepika. And, it’s learnt that even Ranbir has already made up his mind to act with his ex-girlfriend.

Katrina, who is basking in the success of her last outing ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, is getting ready to shoot for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ with her ex, Salman and has no problems working even with Ranbir.

Speaking about Katrina, a source said “At the moment, Katrina is trying to adjust her dates for Ayaan. However with back-to-back projects like Ek Tha Tiger with Salman Khan and Yash Chopra's directorial venture opposite Shah Rukh Khan, the possibility of the actress being able to give dates to Ayaan seems remote.

"Katrina's diary for the next one and a half year is full,” concluded the source.

After objecting to Ram Gopal Verma’s film ‘Not A Love Story’, Amar Nath Grover, father of murdered TV producer Neeraj Grover has asked Ramu to donate part of the film’s earning to a charity.

The film is said to be based on the infamous Neeraj Grover murder case which convicted Maria Susiaraj and her then fiancé Emile Jerome to three years and seven years of imprisonment respectively.

The film starring Mahie Gill and Deepak Dobriyal has already received a lot of flak from all sections of the society.

Slated for an August release, the film’s director has filed a caveat in court to ensure that his controversial film is not stalled by any of the concerned parties going to court to stay the release of his film.

Speaking to a daily, Neeraj’s mother, Neelam Grover, said,

"Earlier, we were planning to go to the court against the film. But when we were in Delhi, Mahesh Bhatt spoke on our behalf to Ram Gopal Varma to find out if the film shows anything related to casting couch. RGV assured him that the film had no such content. It only shows how Neeraj was brutally murdered and how Jerome is behind bars because of Maria`s act. Since then we have been patiently waiting for the release of the film."

Neeraj`s father, Amar Nath Grover, added, "As a father I just want that my son`s image should not be tarnished. I want RGV to make a trust in Neeraj`s name, either in Mumbai or Kanpur. He should donate a part of his earnings from the film to the trust."

"The trust would work to provide medical facilities to the underprivileged. I am also okay if Ram Gopal Varma gets a two-three room polyclinic constructed in Kanpur, which is taken care of by the trust. I don`t want to be a beneficiary of the trust. If the film in anyway shows my son in bad light, then the work done by the trust would help me in protecting his image."

Denise Richards hasn't always been happy with her body.

The 40-year-old actress recently opened up to a magazine about the series of her botched boob jobs and why she decided to show them off in Playboy.

"When I was 19, a doctor put in bigger implants than what I asked for. I was in such a hurry to get them that I didn't research my doctor," Richards says. "I just thought because they're a plastic surgeon, they must be good. You have to be your advocate for your own body and ask 100 questions."

When she met with another surgeon to have them corrected, the doctor gave her even larger implants. "I felt very vulnerable," she tells Us. "I was getting ready to film Wild Things (1998), and I didn't want to get into a lawsuit with some plastic surgeon. It wasn't right what the doctor did, but it is what it is."

So why did the Real Girl Next Door author decide to doff her top for Playboy in 2004?
"A couple reasons: I wanted to encourage women that it's OK to embrace your sexuality even though you're a mom," Richards explains.

"At the same time, I was having some problems in my marriage [to Charlie Sheen] and I didn't feel sexy and felt I had to prove something."

The Blue Mountain State actress who recently adopted 6-week-old daughter Eloise Joni adds that she's happy with her current breast size.

This is the size I wanted them to look at 19! There's a long investment with breast implants. They're not going to last a lifetime and things can go wrong," she tells Us. "I'm happy with them now, but in a year that could change," concluded Richards.

In 'Tees Maar Khan', Katrina set the stage on fire with her sizzling item number "Sheila Ki Jawani" and now Yash Raj Films has turned the hot British beauty into a dashing rockstar.

Katrina Kaif in 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' looks marvelous in its new track "Dhunki".

In Dhunki, Katrina features as a Delhi University student, who holds a concert in a fort without a legal permission. Shot in the locales of Agra and against the backdrop of Taj Mahal, Katrina looks stunning as ever in a tomboyish attire - loose hair, kohl eyes with funky accessories and a tattooed back.

Strumming stylishly on her electric guitar... Katrina is surely gonna rock with her "Dhunki"flavour.

"As soon as the fans heard that Katrina was shooting for Dhunki at Agra Fort, a crowd of 1000 plus gathered within a few minutes! All the crowd and mob shots shown in the song are authentic - the only way Katrina could safely leave the venue at the end of the shoot was when a team of police was called to escort her out and take her away in a police van," revealed the sources talking about the shooting experience of the song.

The shooting of Dhunki was one real hectic schedule for the team while it was a fabulous treat for public that one can literally see it in the song.

Catch Katrina in a never seen before '70's rockstar avatar' oozing unstoppable energy and charisma in Dhunki from the Imran Khan starrer 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan'.

Here's looking at the on-off lovebirds of Bollywood.

Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra looked on while on the sets of their film 'Teri Meri Kahaani' in Stratford-Upon-Avon. They've been there a for over a week now.

Whether it's to do with being in William Shakespeare's birthplace or the generally pleasant weather in the UK, their chemistry on the outdoor shoot is far different from what we get to see back home.

An eyewitness confirms that the good looking couple weren't just coolly comfortable but were constantly spotted together and couldn't seem to stop talking in-between takes.

The next schedule of the film starts today in Nottingham, where Dhoni's boys will be taking on England in the second Test.

It was rumored that Anushka Sharma is dating her co-actor Ranveer Singh from Band Baaja Baarat, but the star has been denying the speculations.

When questioned by the host Simi Garewal on the show India’s Most Desirable, Anushka Sharma said that she is more than open to the idea of an arranged marriage.

When asked whether marriage is important to her, Anushka Sharma said: “Absolutely. It is very important. I want to be married and have kids. And when I’m married, I probably do not want to continue working.”

“I would prefer an arranged marriage,” Anushka Sharma confessed.

Anushka Sharma’s mother, Ashima Sharma, said: “I don’t think she will marry a boy from Bollywood. She is not interested in Bollywood types. I think she will go for an arranged marriage only.”

Father Ajay Sharma added, “She has always been insisting and even now says she wants to get married only if its going to be an arranged marriage. She has even asked us to start looking for a suitable groom for her.”

It looks like Anushka Sharma is taking the traditional route and seeking her parents to find the right match for her! We wish the star all the best and look forward to her finding her Mr. Right!

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's look in the much-awaited remake of 'Agneepath' was revealed on his 52nd birthday today.

"First Look of Sanjay Dutt in Agneepath! Await your comments," filmmaker Karan Johar said on micro-blogging site twitter.

Johar posted a link of Agneepath's facebook page on twitter, which shows the 'Khalnayak's' shaved head, besides his bulked up physique and tattoos over his arms.

Directed by Johar's former assistant, Karan Malhotra, 'Agneepath', a remake of the 1990 Hindi film is reportedly radically different from the original film.

The original 'Agneepath', directed by Mukul Anand, starred Amitabh, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Rohini Hattangadi and Danny Denzongpa and was produced by Yash Johar, Karan's late father.

Though Agneepath failed commercially at the box-office, Bachchan's performance was praised. Bachchan and Chakraborty received National award for Best Actor and Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award respectively.

The remake version will see Hrithik reprising Bachchan's iconic role of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan with Priyanka Chopra as the female lead opposite him. The character essayed by Mithun Chakraborty has been totally done away in the remake and the role of the villain played by Danny Denzongpa is being essayed by Dutt.

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is touted to play another negative character in this remake of Agneepath that is expected to hit cinema halls on January 13, 2012.

Looks like it is raining audio launches in the town this August.

Just when the audio launch of Ajith's 'Mankatha' was reported, here comes another audio launch that is good news for all Suriya fans out there.

'7am Arivu' team is gearing up for its music launch soon after 'Mankatha's audio hits the stands.

Harris Jayaraj has done the music for this film and the audio album is touted to have 6 songs, inclusive of one song in Chinese.

7am Arivu has Harris Jayaraj's association with Mandarin singer Hau, from China and the duo were quite comfortable working together. Harris had even revealed that he felt good when Hau was able to play one of his Tamil songs too.

The music launch of '7am Arivu' is being planned as a grand affair.

The fans of Suriya are particularly looking forward to this because of the reports leaking about the hero's dare devil acrobatic acts during the music launch.

7am Arivu would have Suriya sporting three different avatars that are distinctly different from each other.

Sruthi Haasan will be making her debut into Tamil films as Suriya's heroine with '7am Arivu.'

The film is believed to be very sophisticated in fight sequences and special effects with director A.R. Murugadoss roping in talent from the west for the Computer Graphics required in the film.

Though there are no confirmed reports regarding the music release date yet, a part of the film circuit has revealed that the audio launch of '7am Arivu' will take place on August 20. Though this date has not been confirmed by anyone closely associated with the film, it has created an unrested eagerness among Suriya fans.

Bharath is one of the talented actors in Kollywood who started his career with the sensational film Boys more than eight years ago.

Although he was well received with Boys smashing several records, Bharath established himself as an actor with another film Kadhal that later on was declared to be a big hit.

In his recentl film Vaanam, Bharath had an important role to play and the actor has now made shocking revelations during the making of this film.

A source close to Bharath said that the actor felt that he was sidelined in the promotions of ‘Vaanam‘, and all the attention was given to Simbhu that had upset and angered Bharath.

Bharath himself said that, “Before accepting the offer, I was told that the cast of Vaanam has Simbhu, Anushka, Prakashraj and Sonia Agarwal alongside with equal importance given to everybody in the cast.

But to my shock, I realized that I was fooled only during the release of the film,” said the actor.

Bharath is however very confident that all his future films like Yuvan Yuvathi, Thiruthani and 555 will be good films and he would not have bitter experience again.

The source revealed that Bharath has been working very hard for the success of these films and to establish himself as a big star.

Nayantara, who last shot for Director Bapu’s Telugu film ‘Srirama Rajyam’ was reported to be very sentimental on the sets of the film.

The cast and crew of the film were happy at the actor’s dedication. But the director found that there was a problem with Nayantara.

The director felt that Nayantara's mole on her lower lip would hike the sex appeal of her character in the film and wanted to avoid that from happening as the actor was portraying Sita, an avatar of Godess Lakshmi of the Hindu mythology.

When the director had asked Nayantara to cover up the mole, the stubborn actor had refused to do so for sentimental reasons.

As a solution to this, the technicians of the film were told to cover the mole using computer graphics with the actor's consent.

Srirama Rajyam produced by Yalamanchi Saibabu under the banner of Sri Sai Baba Movies is the remake of the all time classic Telugu film ‘Lava Kusa’ with Balakrishna playing the lead role of Lord Rama with Nayantara opposite him as Sita.

The chief magistrate court of Kozhikode has issued a summon to actress Meera Jasmine to appear for a case filed by a producer against her.

According to the case filed on the basis of Malayalam producer and director K.A. Devarajan’s complaint, the actress had taken an advance of Rs 5 lakhs from him to do the film Swapnamalika, but failed to honour her commitment.

After having received this summon from the Kozhikode court, Meera had approached the Kerala High Court requesting exemption to be granted from making a personal appearance in the court, on the summons issued by the lower court.

However, the High Court has rejected her appeal and has asked her to be present at the court on or before August 8.

Currently Meera has no projects in Malayalam and is awaiting for her only release in Tamil, Mambattiyan with Prashanth.