|Indiantelevision.com's Telly Chakkar
The quirky world of television is full of stars,
starry mood swings, the rat race for the stellar
roles and lots more...
Dia or was it Mandira?
week, I told you that Mandy, sorry, Mandira has walked
out of Amol Shetge's forthcoming directorial venture
Sambhav. When I asked the director, he offered:
"She thought she was shooting for a daily soap. She
wanted me to shoot her scenes as fast I could. At
times, she even complained that I was shooting over
her shoulder and not taking her close-up."
my sleuths tell me that the real reason is something
else. Seems that Dia Mirza was deciding the length
of Mandira's role, and in fact, even rewriting the
lines? As for the rest of the story, you guys are
smart enough to take a cue.
peeved with Ektaa
Bhatia has no clue as to why she has been chucked
out from Kasautii Zindagi Kay. Initially, she
was very optimistic and thought that it was just one
of those things, changing track etc. But with no word
coming from Balaji House for a long time, she has
realised that she has been taken for a ride. Of late,
television hasn't been fair to this lady. Remember
there is an absentminded professor and then there
is an absentminded Miss Kango.
a social get together, Mayuri Kango was busy gyrating
away with the Kittie Party gang. Every thing
was hunky-dory, but as the party was wounding up,
the chubby chick flushed everyone's spirits down the
nearest drain. "Where's my handbag? It had my passport,
a gold ring, expensive perfume and credit cards,"
she wailed. She found it alright, but guess where!
The handbag was lying safe at home; she had forgotten
to carry it to the party. Real Party animal, eh!
Khan has fallen in love with another. The Iranian
beauty Nigar Khan , whose claim to fame is being one
of the three fairies of the 'Chadti Jawaani' video
and Sahil Khan (of N Chandra's Style) are quite
an item these days.Last
heard that they seemed inseparable. Hope their passion
is not a case of bubble.
you didn't know this. Mihir Mishra, the handsome Rahul
in Sanjivani-A Medical Boon, was the first
choice to play Niki Aneja Walia's lover in Astitva-Ek
Prem Kahani. Last time we spoke, he confirmed
the buzz: "I was on the verge of signing Astitva-Ek
Prem Kahani when Sanjivani-A Medical Boon
happened." To each his own, but I think that Niki
is more attractive than Gurdeep Kohli. Mihir needn't
agree. And you don't have to let your imagination
run wild to guess why either.
Naidu, a bold bird
her on her entry into Bollywood, I ask the 'Kaliyon
Ka Chaman' girl Meghna Naidu whether she would be
comfy donning the under-sized and suggestive outfits
which has become a criterion to be a heroine? She
shot back: "Go to a disco or a night-club, or say,
a swimming pool. You 'get' people wearing stuff just
what the films exhibit. I don't understand why there
is so much of a hue and cry when Bollywood heroines
wear such stuff on 70 mm. Life imitates films but
its true the other way round also."
I probe further:
Would she be able to do a Jism? "I would listen
to the script in detail. If the script demands scenes
like Jism or even a bikini on me, I am game.
I am smart enough to understand if anything has been
forced into the script just for the heck of it." Now
where have we heard that before...
the ageless beauty
voluptous Shweta Kawaatra is hat ke. Unlike
other girls, she has no qualms about telling her age.
While chatting up with her, I casually ask, "Why do
we see you more in sarees?" "You want to know my age?
Ask directly yaar. Be bindaas! Don't
beat round the bush. These days, there's a new trend.
Don't ask a man his age and don't ask a woman her
salary! I am 26." Another shooter!
I don't know
about you, but I need a dry weekend. The incessant
rain has been quite exasperating. No mood for the
usual vodka to unwind, just give me cups of hot tea.
See you, next week.
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