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Big B unhappy with Teen Patti producers

entertainment Updated: Mar 23, 2009 15:20 IST

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Role call
Hello my dears.. you’re back to the week’s grind.. and I’m never off it. But dearies, I love what I do unlike some people who just drag on and on and on. So, no complaints.

Anyway, my darling Banu friend is chilling out in Hyderabad with her beau. And I’m here waiting for Vijjy to call me.. one of those routine things lovers do. And Vijjy does it with absolute regularity.. cho chweet of him no? While I’m waiting for the call, we can do with some goss.

Now, I’ve been hearing so much about Ms Katrina Kaif lately that one more thing about her and I will have to shut my ears and say,
Nahiiiin.” But my friends insist I hear.. and I have to oblige.. you know how it is. Well, one of my new friends complains that Kat has taken her role in Rajneeti too seriously. I’ve heard of people who take real to reel. She does the opposite. Hmm, that’s scary sometimes, Kat.

I’m told she doesn’t get out of her Rajneeti character.. not even at home. Apparently, Katrina plays a super ambitious politician who wants to achieve her goal at any cost.. read that ANY. For that, she willingly chooses the wrong over the right. Hmm. That reminds that my mum’s friend Raveena Tandon had done a similar thing in Satta a few years ago.. or was it decades? I wouldn’t know because I don’t study history.. but it’s repeating itself.. no?

And now, an informer pssts pssts that she.. Kat not Raveena sillies.. has been trying to rub the effect of her role on Salman Khan.. who strangely looks calmer than the Pacific Ocean these days. Aww.. my heart goes out to my Sallu darling who always becomes the pillar of strength in all his women’s lives.. whether they care or don’t. Sigh!

Design intervention
I want to cross check if today is International Complaint Day or what. This is the second one.. and it’s on my kaaliberry. And guess what.. the complain centers around Amitabh Bachchan. He is not known to lose his cool too often. But some informers insist that Bachchan Sr is unhappy about the unprofessional ways of Ambika Hinduja’s production team.. with whom he’s working on
Teen.. Chaar.. Paanch Patti.. whatever.

Fashion designer Akki Narula was Big B’s costume designer for the leafy movie. One of those days, the designer was shown the door and Bachchan wasn’t even informed about the change. One of the designer’s girlie assistants has replaced him. I’m sure my fashion frat friends agree that it’s uncalled for but Bachchan saab being the thorough professional he is, hasn’t complained about this.. yet. I wish production teams had better sense.

It’s not fair..
Not again.. one more complaint from tinselville. Okay, but after this if I get one more.. I’m sure I’ll throw up. I’ve already told Madhu my Mottu Maid to keep some medicines ready. Anyway, I’m getting incessant phone calls.. this time on my landline.. from some random make-up artistes and show organisers. They have all been cribbing about a certain actress called Aamna Sharif.

They said she throws attitude. But everyone in show town worth their salt and pepper does that. It’s the easiest way after all to feel like a star and tell the world you’ve arrived. Just before I hung up on one of the callers, he said that Aamna takes two to three hours only for her make-up. Oof.. now I know and so do you.. that that’s why this once-upon-a-time TV starlet looks extra peaches-and-cream these days.

Chopper kum
Aww.. Akshay Kumar.. mine and only my Akkkkkiiii.. will not be using a chopper anymore. Ooo.. I mean the helicopter not the kitchen veggie tool naughties. He cooks once in a while I know and peels mangoes for his firang colleagues.. but that’s another story.

Well, my Akkkiiii will no longer use a chopper to fly between Mumbai and Karjat where he’s shooting for Vipul Shah’s Action Replay. Reason: biwiji Twinkle and son Aarav have moved to Karjat.. temporarily of course.. to be with the man of their chhoti family. So, Khiladiji moves in and out of the sets without the chopper. Hmm.

Wanted: rumour
I wonder where these stories about link-ups come from, shortly before a movie releases.

Now, a newbie lead pair, Vaishali Desai and Jackie Bhagnani, are painting the town in shades of red, yellow, blue and green shortly before their debut movie releases. They’ve been spotted at places all and sundry in the city.

I wonder whether they’re trying to convey that they’re seeing each other. Or that they’re just ‘good friends’?

Or is it just the craving for a rumour? Hmm, next they’ll tell each other.. hum aapke hain hi koun. But then such is life dearies!