What's cooking between Dia and Arshad?
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What's cooking between Dia and Arshad?

It's worthy to note that Arshad Warsi and Dia Mirza, er, I mean, Dia Handrich have been spotted together on more than a couple of occasions recently.

entertainment Updated: Feb 03, 2009 17:43 IST
Hindustan Times

His show stealing plans
Howdee doo hoo my mazedaar marzipans? What’s happening at your end? There’s so much happening in movie town that my ears are on smoke from all the sizzling gup that I’ve been hearing of late. So without wasting any more time, let me get straight to your dose of daily goss..

Awright.. looks like recession is a term that doesn’t exist in Akshay Kumar’s dictionary (does he have one?) or duniya. He simply refuses to negotiate on his remuneration for stage shows even when organisers request him, ‘thoda soch samajhke adjust kijiye.’

So, while one organiser of a recent award show declined to cough up the monies Akki demanded.. another company for a forthcoming award show agreed to pay the Khiladi Kumar’s fixed price. Majboori types.. because they believe that he’s the show stealer and have scheduled his act as the grand finale of their function.

Dunno about his show stealing abilities, but quite a few of Akki’s co-actors have revealed to me about his scene-stealing skills. And this certainly isn’t good news for Sanjay Dutt. Seems after he shot some solo sequences for Blue in the Bahamas last year, now Akshay Kumar wants to have some more action scenes.. featuring himself.

I’m told Akki has discussed with the producers and director about the kind of stuntbaazi he wants to film.. ekdum
international ishtyle. Doesn’t matter if his last didn’t find many takers from Chandni Chowk to Chunabhatti. But it’s believed that he has made it clear that Sanju baba doesn’t fit into his action portion.

Now it remains to be seen how the neo-politician Dutt retaliates to the Khiladi’s moves. This is getting interesting, I tell you.

There will be blood
If my khabru’s trade information is any indication, the biggest dhamaka this year isn’t going to take place during Diwali in October.. but two months later, during Christmas. Kyun? Kyunki, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan will battle for box office supremacy.

Last year, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Ghajini had two weeks between them, but the Khans’ one-upmanship continued despite their friendly jhappis and thappis when they met aamne saamne.

However this time round, Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan and Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots are scheduled to release the same Friday. I know that December is far far away.. but trust me dahlings, this clash will sizzle up a lot more by then.

Retail therapy
A birdy from Bandra wants to share some tiddy-bitty about Deepika Padukone. Birdy was looking for some stuff at the Mango store at Linking Road, when Deepi sauntered in.. wearing huge sunglasses and with her hair tied up a la Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

At first, the Padukone lass looked around to see if anyone had recognised her.. and when she realised my birdy did.. she rushed up the stairs to the higher level stores. Curious as a cat, my tweety claims that a sale was on at the store.. and that too in its last days.

Aaaawww.. not something one would expect from Deepi who has certainly established that she’s here to stay. Hai na? Unless these are the side effects of something called Chandni Chowk to China. Or shouldn’t I ask?

Just good friends, really
Okay, they have declared from the rooftops that there’s nothing happening between them.. and they are just good friends.

Fine. But it’s nonetheless worthy to note that Arshad Warsi and Dia Mirza, er, I mean, Dia Handrich have been spotted together on more than a couple of occasions recently.

According to Madhu my Mottu Maid, Dia drops in at an Andheri studio, where Warsi is working on the post-production of his movie, Bole Toh. Nah, she’s not helping him with the editing sweetsums.. but had gone to dub her part one of the days.

And after wrapping up his kaam kaaj, Warsi drops Dia at her home in Bandra.. but not until they’ve chatted for another hour or so, while still in the car outside her building, gleams Mottu. Hmm.

Trust issues
Okay, now Mottu wants to tell me about another jhagda pattice in glamour town. And this one has even reached the city nyaayalay. According to Mottu, nirmata Keshu Ramsay has taken writer-director Paritosh Painter to court for breach of trust.

Apparently, Painter babu had committed some script to Keshu, who had even paid him an amount to complete it. But it seems Paritosh went ahead and sold the same script to someone else for a higher fee. So now Keshu wants to recover from Painter the price for breach of trust. But then, such is life dearies.

First Published: Feb 03, 2009 16:23 IST