Monthly Archives: April 2010

A US based gym launched in Pune by Sunil Shetty

Sunil Shetty
Sunil Shetty

Sunil Shetty launched a US based gym in Pune yesterday. He has launched the same gym in Nagpur before. Talking about his new business venture, the actor says, “It is called Anytime Fitness and I launched the first gym in Nagpur and one in Pune yesterday. I am in the core team. When the company approached me, I made it very clear that before I joined, certain conditions would have to be met.”

It is one of the biggest groups in the USA. In India, they are planning to launch 250 gyms in the next three years. The one in Mumbai will be launched next month. When asked what Sunil’s conditions he said were, “The financials are in place and it is a very cost-effective. The fees range from various schemes beginning from Rs. 399 to 500 and 999 a month. The gym is for senior citizens and children between ages of 4-17 too. It is a complete concept for me and what I say makes a difference.”

There will be trained nutritionists and dieticians who will monitor everything. They also have kitchens for moms to cook in, cooking academy, centralized kitchen for serving breakfast, with lunch and dinner. None of the gyms in India has all these facilities. Sunil Shetty dreams of making this country obesity free.

The actor also said, “The Indian cricket team has access to TRX training. TRX training has two cables and is freehand. It is exercising with your own body weight and it is very difficult. The good thing about TRX is that you can carry the cables everywhere when you travel. I am hooked onto TRX tracks and work out regularly six days a week at the gym in my building.”

Asin to do another film with Salman

Asin, Salman
Asin, Salman

Asin is to work opposite Salman Khan again after London Dreams! A source revealed that Asin has bagged the role instead of Deepika Padukone in Anees Bazmee film. The film will be a Bhushan Kumar production, and is a remake of a super hit South film. It has been said that Salman and Asin were close to each other on the sets of London Dreams. Even though the film flopped, Salman was still in touch with Asin. There was even news that Salman helped her to get an apartment in the suburbs.

The original movie is a Telugu film with Ram and Genelia in the lead roles. It was one the highest grossing film in the south in 2008. Bhushan Kumar confirmed the news saying, “Yes, we are producing the film and it goes on floor in June. Talks are on but I cannot comment on the casting.”

Kareena to play a tomboy in Golmaal 3

Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor for the first time will be portraying a tomboyish character in her upcoming movie Golmaal 3, which is directed by Rohit Shetty. When the director was writing the story of this movie, he thought of giving Kareena’s glamorous image a break and offer an unusual role. He wanted her to be a part of the boy’s gang, which comprises of Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Kunal Khemu, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade.

A close source revealed, “Kareena will sport casual wear in this film. No designer dresses, shoes and bags for her. She will play a badass who spouts abusive tapori language and rides around on a bike. She will be seen doing dadagiri like boys in the gang.” When asked about the role, Bebo she said, “My look in Golmaal 3 is non-glamorous. It is young and grunge, keeping the weather and look of Goa in mind. I play a tomboy but with a feminine touch. Though I will be using tapori language, it will not be too abusive or vulgar. It will be well in tone with my persona.”

When asked was about this news Rohit Shetty, he confirmed and said, “I wanted to give Kareena a new image with this movie. She is one of the boys in the film, and will be sporting minimal make-up. She is talking with Manish Malhotra and they will come up with the right look for the part. I have tried not to make her use too much foul language or abusive lingo. Her whole look and hair will be undergoing a thorough change. Her character in the film is not that rich. We are looking forward to teaching Bebo some exciting language. She has already become a goonda now.”

Top Ten Songs of Week

Top Ten Bollywwod Songs

1] Taron Bhari Hai Ye Raat Sajan (Sadiyaan)
2] I Dont Know What To Do (Housefull)
3] Rahiman Ishq Ka Dhaga Re (Well Done Abba)
4] Mujhe Teri (Paathshaala)
5] Chal Haath Mila (Tum Milo Toh Sahi)
6] Keh Do Zara (Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai)
7] Tu Gandi (Love Sex Aur Dhokha)
8] Dekho Raste Mein (Hum Tum Aur Ghost)
9] Ajnabee Ehsaas Ko (Do Dilon Ke Khel Mein)
10] Aye Khuda (Paathshaala)

Top Ten Indi-Pop Songs

1] Jee Le (It’s Rockin 2009)
2] Baakhuda (My Free Spirit – Shibani Kashyap)
3] Aman Ki Asha (Aman Ki Asha)
4] Dhan Te Nan Remix (Everybody On Dance Floor Groove 8 )
5] Maanja Ve (Sound of Sophie – Sophie)
6] My Kind Girl (Identity – Raghav Mathur)
7] Tere Ishq Mein (Teri Ibaadat)
8] Ishqamaan (Ishqamaan)
9] Teri Deewani (Soulful Sufi)
10] Chaandan Mein (Chaandan Mein – Kailash Kher)

Dostana sequel to hit the floors this summer


Famous filmmaker Karan Johar will start shooting for the sequel of Dostana, which is a lighthearted tale of three friends, this summer. The lead actors of this movie are Banished Bachchan and John Abraham. Karan recently posted on his micro blogging site Twitter, “Dostana 2 starts filming this summer. The final cast will be announced at the end of the month…of course AB and John lead the way.”

The filmmaker whose last release was Shahrukh Khan starrer My Name is Khan. Karan is still completing the last shooting schedule of his untitled film with Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. This upcoming movie is an adaptation of the Chris Columbus comedy drama Stepmom. Karan also posted on Twitter, “Sonam Kapoor’s last shooting day today for I Hate Luv Stories…one song with Imran Khan left and it’s a film wrap…summer release.”

Priyanka Chopra has Double Celebrations

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra recently received the National award for best actress has one more reason to celebrate; her dad is releasing a music album. Priyanka says, “My entire family including parents and my grandparents were here for the National awards ceremony. It was a big moment for me and I wanted my entire family to be a part of it. On Saturday, my father’s music album is releasing. So the family has double reasons to be togther.

Priyanka also got the best actress award for her performance in Fashion, and is eagerly waiting for her next movie with Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie is titled Saat Khoon Maaf, where Priyank has seven husbands.

Why Saif lost the bid for Pune IPL team

Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan

Apart from Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor too made a bid for the new Pune IPL team but they lost to the Sahara group. However, Saif is not at all disappointed that he lost the bid. Saif says, “It is a business proposition that made sense to us at a certain price, but certainly not at 370 million! And it does not make economic sense to us anymore.” He was only bidding because he belongs to a cricket family. Saif said, “I was bidding because we love cricket. And glamour and IPL go well together but as I said at a certain price only.”

Earlier this month, Saif Ali Khan and Kareeena Kapoor were planning to bid for the IPL team along with Karisma and Sanjay Kapur. A sudden change in the rules ruined the entire plan.