The famous Indian choreographer Longinus Fernandes made all the actors in Slumdog Millionaire dance to his tunes and he has directed a sequence in Hollywood movie, Eat, Pray, Love. Out of all this, it was our very own Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan bowl him over, with her ‘dream’ like dance moves.
He has choreographed one song in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s, Guzaarish, Udi Udi. When asked about this song, Longinus said, “It is very unusual. We have never seen Aishwarya doing such steps. It is very different from what she has done in the past and she has done a brilliant job with it. She is a wonderful dancer and she dances like a dream. It did not take her much time to learn the dance, but it did take some time to perfect the dance and to get in the mood of the character.”
The song is turning into a rage especially due to Aishwarya’s graceful and impressive moves in her red and black long dress. The dance director said, “Sanjay wanted to make this song unique and different one. I asked him if we can add a little bit of Spanish in it and give it a raw, earthy feel. He loved the idea, so we gave the whole dance a look, which is very rustic, so we tried to make it as natural as we can.”
Longinus has won the Filmfare Award for this famous choreography for the song ‘Pappu can’t dance saalaâ€¦’in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Bhansali and Longinus met for the first time on the sets of a dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.
When asked Longinus how he got a film with Sanjay he said, “It was not very tough for me to get this break with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He has always been fond of me. He was one of the judges on Jhalak and he told me that time that he will work with me for sure. He kept his promise.”
Guzaarish where Hrithik Roshan plays a paraplegic patient is slated to release on November 19.
The king khan of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, came along with the Bachchans for the world premier of Raavan. Thousands of fans on Wednesday night were gathered at the British Film Institute in London for the premier. However, they were present there to catch a glimpse of the two superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan. Raavan is directed by the veteran director Mani Ratnam, and also features the Tamil superstar Vikram.
On Sunday, Amitabh updated twitter by saying, “Shahrukh, Abhishek probably spoke to you about London premier of Raavan, see you, Gauri and the kids there. Good that you are coming.” Shahrukh was in London, shooting for his upcoming movie Ra One.
Abhishek is overwhelmed with the response and he said, “It is wonderful, look at the reception we have got. We are feeling on top of the world and so happy that we came to London to premier the film.”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is going to make her debut on television. Aishwarya is very busy with shoots of her upcoming movies, but if things go well, she will be hosting a show on national television. It is going to be a chat show and the remaining logistics are yet to be discussed. The debut of this beautiful actress is part of a family deal. According to a source, “right from the time they signed Amitabh Bachchan for Bigg Boss, the channel had decided to have Abhishek and Aishwarya as well.”
Aishwarya was unavailable for comment, her spokesperson denied any such news. However, the channel’s spokesperson said, “no comments.”
The famous Bollywood photographer Dabboo Ratnani’s annual 2010 calendar is out. This is the 11th year where he has captured all the top celebrities for his trademark calendar. The calendar this year will have a black-and-white theme.
Deepika Padukone’s picture looks like she is not wearing anything, since all the body parts you see are bare. Dabboo Ratnani says, “I wanted to make her look sensual, but aesthetic. Last year, I shot her in a sari, so this is in total contrast. She strikes a thinking, dreamy pose, and I have used lighting to match her mood. Normally Bollywood is associated with bright colors. Black and white images are of the bygone eras but I opted for a stark B&W mood in the snapshots is dark but the styling modem.”
Every year, Dabboo starts his preparations in October. Although, he has many interactions with the celebrities for their shots for magazines, movies and portfolios, every year all of them take time out for the calendar. Ratnani says, “The shoot provides the stars a platform to experiment with their looks and styling.” The 2010 calendar includes celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, John Abraham, Sonam Kapoor and Kangna Ranaut.
The celebrities who are making their first appearance in this calendar are Asin, Farhan Akhtar, Genelia D’Souza and Imran Khan. Dabboo does not want to comment on which star is looking the best. He says, “They are all my friends and go out of their way to cooperate. For me they all look hot.” Dabboo Ratnani is not interested in selling his calendar in the market, it is exclusively made for the Bollywood celebrities.
Aishwarya Rai Bachan is using ignore and walk policy these days. A few days ago, Salman Khan and Aish crossed each other. This incident took place at the Mehboob Studio Salman was shooting there for Veer’s promo, which is releasing next year. Aishwarya was also shooting in the same studio for her upcoming movie Guzaarish by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
According to the people present there, Salman just came out of his car and was speaking over the phone with a pleasant smile. However, his smile disappeared as soon as he saw Aishwarya step out of her car and walk towards her van. Aish entered her van immediately, so the onlookers could not see her reaction. However, Salman’s uneasiness was visible.
According to the sources in the studio, they stopped for a moment, looked into each other’s eyes and walked away immediately. The source also said that after the incident Salman was not in the mood to shoot, but could not get away with it. the source also mentioned, “though he walked in talking on the phone with a smile, after coming face-to-face with Aishwarya he did not utter a single word, except when he was facing the camera.”
Seems like even after marriage, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan is here to stay in industry, as the list of her admirers is growing. She has been favourite of many filmmakers. As if Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Mani Ratnam choose her over many other Bollywood actresses, one more filmmaker Vipul Shah has all the praises for her. Instantly, Aishwarya is working with Vipul for his film Action Replayy alongside Akshay Kumar.
Talking about Ash, Vipul said, “Akshay and I have worked together for sometime now and we share a comfort level. Working with Ash has been a revelation in this film. She has been very dedicated. A film that travels in time is not easy for actors. Also, both Akki and Ash are a very good-looking couple and make an attractive on-screen pair. She is certainly one of the best actresses that I have worked with.”
Earlier there were reports that the two dancing divas of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will together judge some dance reality show. And also that the channel is in talks with two of them. However the latest update on it says that Aishwarya has lost the place to Madhuri. Thanks to the exorbitant amount she charged to appear on the show. However Madhuri demanded an affordable price and so will represent one of the teams of the show titled Dance Premier League. The show also promises many other Bollywood stars.
One source revealed, “Madhuri and Aishwarya were both being considered to be the judge for one of the teams. Aishwarya lost out to Madhuri as she quoted an exorbitant amount of money. The makers of the show couldn’t afford her and the scales tipped in Madhuri’s favour as she had demanded an affordable price.”
However, Riku Rakesh Nath, Madhuri’s manager said not going much into details, “The discussion is still on.”
Meanwhile, VP Marketing of the channel, Danish Khan confirmed, “Yes, Madhuri has been chosen to represent one of the teams.”
When asked about Ash, he said, “I don’t want to talk abut the money involved but Madhuri is definitely on board for Dance Premier League.”
But talks around the floor say that Madhuri demanded much affordable price, so is Aishwayra lost it out.
Maintaining her status of an international star, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is once again set to appear on Oprah Winfrey. However husband Abhishek Bachchan is also invited to join her on the show.
This is for the second time Ash making appearance on the show. The show is one of the prestigious shows and big celebrities like Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman have appeared on it revealing their secrets.
Last time when Ash went on the show, she spoke about importance of family, living with parents and also taught Oprah about how to drape sari. However this time she might more emphasize on family values as she is married now and into a prestigious first family of Bollywood.
Aishwarya has also appeared on David Letterman’s Late Show previously. The couple had already flown to States for the shoot of Oprah Winfrey.
Well, who is not her fan? But this time the fan itself is a superstar. Superstar of South India, Vikram is also a great fan of former Miss World and Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. However the actor had paid tribute to Ash in one of his film being cross-dressed in her style and performing on her hit numbers from Devdas and Taal. According to sources the sequence has become much popular in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu that every time it causes audiences to clap and whistle.
Meanwhile, Vikram also get a chance to act with his favorite star in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil version of Raavana. For Hindi version of the film, Ash is paired with hubby Abhishek Bachchan.
If things work out well then Bollywood’s two dancing divas Madhuri Dixit Nene and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen judging a dance reality show. The TV channel is in talks with the actresses. However this will happen only if their dates match. Madhuri who is coming on or off to India, may accept the offer. If this happens, we will see the actresses together once again after Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas.