Not wanted so soon
Bon jour my chocolate cup cookies! Awww.. Graham Bell’s invention was ringing just so incessantly this morning.. that I had to wake up. And well, it turns out to be my travel agent, Chomas Took’s office.
They proudly announced that my travel bookings had been made to my demands.. and they’ve promised it will be a complaint-free trip to Greece tomorrow morning. What bliss that is!
Ah, what’s this I’m hearing now? My trade khabru lets in that it looks like Wanted – Dead and Alive is on its way to become the next Milenge Milenge in Boney Kapoor’s life. Huh?
Matlab, says my source, Salman Khan, the hero of the Prabhudeva directed movie is acting difficult once again. Seems Sallu is so gung ho about Veer breaking his flop run that he wants the periodic epic to be his next release.
Yeah, we all know that director Anil Sharma couldn’t complete the schedule in Jaipur after a portion of the wall at Amer Fort collapsed and the film is still far far away from wrap. But that doesn’t seem to make any difference to Sallu.. bhai ne decide kar liya to kar liya.
So, after dilly dallying with shooting dates for Wanted a couple of months ago, Sallu is now making Kapoor chase him for dubbing dates while he completes Veer, says my informer.
Bechare Boneyji. Wonder what papads he will have to roll now to get Sallu to cooperate and help release Wanted first. Shudder shudder!
Sometimes I just can’t understand the ways of our movie nagariya. Why would a person work with another the second time when the first outing itself didn’t sail as smoothly as anticipated? Like Ronnie Screwwala of UTV and Ashutosh Gowariker had differences of opinion over the budget of Jodhaa Akbar, but went on to team up again for What’s Your Raashee?
A chidiya tells me that things have soured between the two again, when Gowariker returned after wrapping up a schedule in Chicago with Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja. Apparently, UTV had told Gowariker to keep the budget tight, but the director isn’t toeing the monetary lines.
As a result, the budget has gone up by a few crores with a considerable portion of the movie yet to be shot. Last heard, the accountants at UTV are making calculations 24 x 7 to see where they can cut corners.. before things get out of hand to such an extent that recovery becomes a long tedious process, forget netting a profit. So much trade talk, I tell you.
Wig chahta hai
If this piece of information is any indication, it looks like Aamir Khan is trying to shed his perfectionist image. But then again, that may not be the real picture.
Khair, seems Khan, who has so far sported a different style in every movie since Dil Chahta Hai, has had enough of experimenting with his hair. (Lest he goes his good friend Salman Khan’s way or what?)
So for his look in biwi Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat, Khan is taking the help of a hairpiece. Of course, not one to be easily satisfied, I’m told it took over two dozen wigs before Khan would finally settle on one that he felt suited his character best.
Really now. I just hope the wig-maker didn’t end up tearing his own hair in frustration.
Holiday goes public
Aha, here comes Madhu my Mottu Maid with my lichi cremosa. Before I could even take a sip, she’s rushed out and returned with her laptop to show me pictures of Aftab Shivdasani and Aamna Shariff.
Pointing to me the snaps of the couple demonstrating affection for each other, Mots claims that they.. the pictures, not the couple sillies.. are all over the internet. Itna hi nahin, besides the holiday pictures, there are some in which Aamna is posing with Faffy’s relatives.
Mots goes on to say that the Shivdasani family has long accepted Aamna as a very important part of their Faffy’s zindagani.
That’s like stating the obvious. The only question is: when are Faffy and Aamna getting hitched? Really now.. that’s something only Mottu in this whole wide world cares about.
Treat me special
Oi oi.. now I’m getting sandeshas about Divya Dutta on my kaaliberry. According to my messenger, Divya feels that after Welcome to Sajjanpur
Anyway, point is that Divyaji wants to be treated with more respect now.. and doesn’t want anyone to call her a supporting actress. Kyun?
Kyunki she feels that it’s high time industry folks treat her as a heroine. That’s what I call delusions of grandeur. But then, such is life dearies.