Finding Fanny to be Made into Novel for 2015 Release

Finding Fanny to be Made into Novel for 2015 ReleaseIf you’re bowled over by Homi Adjania’s Finding Fanny on the big screen, you might be happy to hear it’s also set to be released as a book in the near future. With a star-studded cast including Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, the original satirical story is to be extended and expanded into a novel by Kersi Khambatta and director Adjania,

Nothing has yet been made official, but the book’s release date is expected to fall in 2015.

Here’s the official video trailer for Finding Fanny, which is to launch in theatres across India in September:

Shahid Kapoor Looks Incredible on GQ Magazine Cover

Shahid Kapoor Looks Incredible on GQ Magazine CoverShahid Kapoor has graced the cover of GQ Magazine for the first time. Dressed and styled as he’ll appear in Haider – the upcoming movie from Vishal Bharadwaj – he’s scored some serious cool points with the critics and has a pretty incredible new accolade to add to his belt.

Haider was filmed for the most part in Kashmir and represents a modern day take on Hamlet – Shakespeare’s iconic epic. Kapoor stars alongside Kay Kay Menon and Shraddha Kapoor.

Priyanka Chopra Admits She’d Go Fully Bald For the Right Movie

Priyanka Chopra Admits She’d Go Fully Bald For the Right MovieAre we about to see Priyanka Chopra add a decidedly new on-screen look to her already outstanding collection? Quite possibly – she’s more than willing to consider going fully bald!

Chopra was speaking about her role in the new movie ‘Mary Kom’ in which she portrays a bald character. This time around she wasn’t actually shaved bald and instead donned a head covering to achieve the affect, though she’s now admitted that if the right director asked her to do so, she would indeed shave he luxurious locks for a movie.

“It was just about one scene in ‘Mary Kom’, so it was not required for me to go bald,” said the actress.

“Then who would have shot the rest of the film? But if a film requires for me to go bald entirely, maybe I will do it. But just for one or two scenes, I can’t go bald,”

Mary Kom launches nationwide this coming Friday – September 5.

Police Protection Offered to Shah Rukh Khan – Shots Fired Near Colleague’s House

Police Protection Offered to Shah Rukh Khan – Shots Fired Near Colleague’s HouseBollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan has been granted additional police protection after his close friend and business partner began receiving threats from underworld gangster Ravi Pujari.

Shah Rukh Khan comes across as untouchable on the big screen, but in real life faces just as many dangers as everyone else – perhaps more. Authorities have confirmed that the Bollywood superstar has been granted a higher level of police protection, after it was revealed that the still at-large gangster Ravi Pujari has made death threats to his business partner, Ali Morani.

Along with the frightening rhetoric, police also confirmed that gunshots had been fired close to Morani’s Juhu home. The fact that Shah Rukh is so closely tied with Morani has prompted police to assume that he make in fact be in danger and have therefore offered him more intensive protection and surveillance.

Ravi Pujari is a notorious figure of the criminal underworld and has been linked with a serious of extortion claims and violent incidents.

 

Finding Fanny’s “Virgin” Censorship Fuels Debate At the Board’s Business in Bollywood

Finding Fanny’s “Virgin” Censorship Fuels Debate At the Board’s Business in BollywoodHaving forced Homi Adjania’s into a difficult corner following yet another controversial decision, debate rages as to whether it’s time for Indians Censor Board to be completely dissolved and reinvented.

India’s Censor Board is once again in the firing line of the nation’s filmmakers, following confirmation that the Homi Adjania’s movie Finding Fanny has fallen victim to the board’s increasingly strict output rules. One particular scene is said to have caught the board’s attention, in which Deepika Padukone speaks the words “I am a virgin” – far from the first time such words have been used in an Indian movie.

Having now been pushed back from its original August 25 release date to sometime next month, the Censor Board is being blamed for unnecessarily stunting the growth and development of the Indian film industry by constantly changing the rules.

Critics insists that the very nature of the Censor Board is flawed as the vast majority of decisions are made on the back of personal preference, rather than a specific set of guidelines. This in turn has the potential to lead to the misinterpretation of both context and dialogue, prompting entirely senseless censorship and damaging delays.

Finding Fanny will now see its release on September 12 and stars Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Panjaj Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah.

Happy Ending Confirmed for November 28 Release Date – Raj Kapoor Short Abandoned

Happy Ending Confirmed for November 28 Release Date - Raj Kapoor Short AbandonedNovember 28 marks the big day for Happy Ending – Ranbir Kapoor confirms Raj Kapoor is no longer happening

Happy Ending, the long-awaited comedy romance from Raj Nidimoru, has been confirmed for a November 28 release date. Finally proving fans with a date to count down to, Happy Ending stars modern day movie royalty in the form of Saif Ali Khan and Ileana D’cruz, alongside Govinda and Kalki Koechlin.

Also confirmed for cameo roles are Preity Zinta and Kareena Kapoor.

A modern love story with a contemporary Indian couple at its heart, Happy Ending promises a lavish serving of romance, love and friendships.

Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor has confirmed that he will not in fact be making a telling the story of his grandfather, the iconic Raj Kapoor. Instead, he now plans to focus on another short film that will feature the three Khans – Shah Rukh, Salman Khan and Aamir.

“After I said that, I began to think that a short film would be too small to tell about Raj Kapoor’s life, it will take me 500 hours to do it,” the director revealed this week.

“But then I also began thinking on whom can I make a short film. Then I thought about an eight-minute short film where Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are sitting on a couch and only talking.”

Robert Pattinson Opens Up About Kristen Stewart Breakup – Candidly!

Robert Pattinson Opens Up About Kristen Stewart Breakup – Candidly!Twilight superhunk Robert Pattinson has candidly spoken of his controversial breakup from former squeeze Kristen Stewart, while also admitting he’s fond of playing games with the paparazzi.

Robert Pattinson managed to shake his nice-little-boy image in a big way a couple of year back when it came to light that he’d been cheating on his then-flame, Kristen Stewart. And while it might have taken some time for the couple and their fanbase to come to terms with the breakup, it’s clear that for him at least things have moved on quite a long way and he’s hardly brooding for times gone by.

“S**t happens, you know?” he told Esquire UK for the mag’s September issue.

“It’s just young people … it’s normal! And honestly, who gives a s**t?”

He also went on to say that rather than the split itself, his biggest fear and worry at the time was having to talk about it to the press.

“When you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict,” he said.

“It’s like that scene in ‘Doubt,’ where [Philip Seymour Hoffman is] talking about how to take back gossip? They throw all those feathers from a pillow into the sky and you’ve got to go and collect all the feathers.”

And even after so many years of fame on a level few Hollywood hunks ever come close to, he still has no idea why the world and its paps are so obsessed with him.

“I used to dress up my assistant as me, and get him to drive off with like five cars following him around for hours,” said the Twilight star.

“I think it goes through periods where you’re assigned ‘this is the guy to follow.’ But whenever I see a bunch of paparazzi hanging out, I always think, ‘Oh God, what have they found out!’ Oh, THAT love child! I totally forgot!”

“There was a time, three years ago, when I didn’t know where to live where I wouldn’t be trapped in my home, you know? But I worked it out. It’s not that big a deal in the end,” he told Esquire.

“Half of it is in your head.”

Bieber Versus Bloom – A Case of No Contest

Bieber Versus Bloom – A Case of No ContestWho’s the single worst person in the world right now…at least in Hollywood circles? Come on…like you really need to ask!

It’s the question that’s on the lips of every Hollywood gossip merchant right now – is Bieber or Bloom the worst person on the face of the Earth?

And it’s not as if the answer is a difficult one either…Bieber wins hands-down.

Now, admittedly there’s never any excuse for resorting to violence…chances are you’ve already seen the video of Orlando Bloom taking a rather mild-mannered swing and Canada’s proudest export. And if you haven’t, here it is in all its glory:

But here’s the thing, with the way Bieber has been behaving it was only ever a matter of time until someone lashed out at him. And to be honest, he’s lucky it didn’t turn out to be someone a thousand times bigger than him and armed with all manner of nasty weapons.

Long story short – you cannot behave like a superbrat year after year and expect the world to keep licking your boots and lining your pockets. Something has to give eventually and shy of ending up face-down in a pool of vomit having completely lost control, the chances of some bystander putting the smackdown on Bieber were growing by the day.

It’s just, none of us really expected that it would be Orlando Bloom…albeit in the form of a rather inspirited attack.

Of course, it’s not as if it’s really done any good as we’re only likely to see the feud intensify and become even more pathetic in the aftermath of the Ibiza boxing bout.

Still, with track records being as they are the general consensus on the ground, it’s pretty hard to group Bieber and Bloom under the same header, regardless of how (technically) out of order the latter was.

 

Sinead O’Connor Hates Marriage, Loves Hairy Men

Sinead O’Connor Hates Marriage, Loves Hairy MenIn a revealing Q&A session ahead of her new album’s launch date, Sinead insists that nothing compares to hairy men.

Sinead O’Connor, famed for recording what’s largely considered the saddest song in the history of history, has opened up to her fans in an online Q&A session…perhaps a little too candidly. Along with admitting she’s rather into ‘hairy men’ and has no real intention of getting married, she also spoke of getting somewhat inebriated on Indian food and contributing to questionable websites.

My, how thing have changed!

Of course, it’s not as if she’s the type to keep her opinions quiet and controversy has been following the ‘Nothing Compares to You’ singer around for years. In the latest Q&A session organized by The Guardian in the UK, she insisted that anyone trying to get into the music industry should ‘run and get a real job’ and while she open insisted “I’m not wife material” she did state that she should ‘do’ Van Morrison “before it’s too late.”

As for her position in the long standard Blur versus Oasis debate, she chose her side of the fence and explained it: “Oasis. They’re hairier. I like me a hairy man.”

Sinead’s new album is scheduled for release on August 11, so chances are you’ll be hearing a lot more from the inimitable Irishwoman in the days and weeks to come.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Pharrell Williams Blasted for Feathered Headdress Elle Gaffe

Pharrell Williams Blasted for Feathered Headdress Elle Gaffe‘Happy’ singer might be feeling a little less joyful today after being bombarded with criticism for wearing a feathered headdress for a special edition cover shoot for Elle Magazine.

Pharrell Williams is the kind of guy that doesn’t seem to be able to put a foot wrong – at least until he goes p*****g off half of America by donning a feathered headdress. Not the “Happy” singer was trying to make some kind of weird fashion statement – he’d instead been asked by Elle magazine in the UK to wear the thing for a special edition cover shoot…and he did.

“We persuaded ELLE Style Award winner Pharrell to trade his Vivienne Westwood mountie hat for a native American feather headdress in his best ever shoot,” according to the spiel explaining the rather controversial move.

Sadly – and long before ever going to print – the preview of the cover that appeared on Elle UK’s website didn’t exactly go down well with readers…the term ‘lead balloon’ comes to mind. Comments piled up by the hundred pretty much straight away and it’s safe to say not all supported his choice of headwear.

A fair few also went directly to the source, blasting Pharrell’s own website will all manner of comments and criticisms.

Here’s a sample of just a few of them:

Taino Ray: How can you do something so stupid and disrespectfulll.. you are not a Chief Pharrel.. The eagle feathers are sacred… Even if you are part Native the headdress is off limits… Its for Warriors and people of the plains culture.. You don’t have the right to wear that Pharrel… neither does Cher or Emerson Windy… You guys don’t get it…. You will learn the hard way by us Natives telling you so…

Gail Lichtsinn: You have no right to wear a headress that is so sacred to native people..Those headresses are earned and not worn to make a buck or draw attention..They have meaning and are worn by our men with pride and dignity..This is a mockery of a proud people..We are not a joke and take these things very seriously..Go back to wearing your OWN clothes

Sandy Johnson: I love your music! BUT…please don’t insult our Indigenous People by wearing a headdress. They are earned one Eagle feather at a time through acts of selflessness and bravery. Thank you.