May 19

Aamir Khan Body Building Again

A Pali Hill birdie who loves to perch near Aamir Khan‘s abode chirps to say that Mr Aamir Khan Building Body Again for a film the mainstay of his lifeaamir gymAll his meetings, events revolve around his gymming that’s when he is not sipping protein shakes. The birdie has also spotted the star changing his work out T-shirt in the car while going elsewhere.

Phew! Mr Perfectionist has to live up to his name.

May 09

Ali Zafar Replaces Shahid Kapoor

The actor-singer is pumping iron for his forthcoming film after apparently replacing Shahid Kapoor to clinch the lead role ,Ali Zafar pakistani actor Ali Zafar who has been till date cast in mushy, romantic roles is all set to break the mould. The actor-singer-composer-lyricist is said to be pumping iron for his first all-out action role. While there has been speculation that he’s playing Shahid Kapoor’s brother in the Hindi remake of the southern flick, Vettai, recent buzz suggests he could well be playing the main lead himself. According to trade sources, Ali could end up playing the part originally offered to Shahid. “Although he was earlier offered the brother’s character, Ali might step into Shahid’s role if the latter doesn’t commit to the film,” revealed our informer, attributing the change to Shahid not being convinced about south Indian director Linguswamy’s Hindi version. Since the producers and director are keen to remake Vettai in Hindi, they won’t wait forever for Shahid to commit to the film. As our source says, “After a point in time, they’ll move on without Shahid. And Ali is a good, dedicated and hard-working actor. He has also started working on his physique for the action sequences in the film. So there’s no reason why he can’t do that part.” Ali confirms that he’s doing an action film, but declined to comment saying, “Various talks are on, things are going on. I’d rather you wait for the official announcement.” He was forthcoming when asked about stepping out of his romantic image and into the shoes of an action hero. “I like challenging myself. So I put myself in difficult situations, and consequently push myself to explore as an actor,” he enthused. A fan of action since he was young, Ali states, “As a kid, I used to draw action comics. I still sketch action figures.”

May 09

Chitrangada in Sudhir Mishra’s Next

Chitrangda Singh, who is reteaming with Sudhir Mishra for yet another intense story based on sexual harassment at work place, says the critically acclaimed director is quite a taskmaster Chitrangda, who left the film industry to get married following ‘Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi’, is back and she is trying not get typecast with similar roles.Chitrangada ft pic

The actress was last seen in ‘Desi Boyz’ and has even done an item number in ‘Joker’. But it is her latest film opposite Arjun Rampal that is keeping her busy these days.

“It has turned out to be a really intense film on sexual harassment at workplace. What makes it more challenging is that Sudhir Mishra doesn’t settle for anything less than excellent. It is tough to work with him because he is quite a taskmaster,” Chitrangda said. Earlier titled ‘Inkaar’, the film may get another name change with ‘Power Play’ as its latest title.

The film features Arjun Rampal as a corporate honcho who mentors a newbie (Chitrangda), only to sexually harass her. She, however decides to take matters to the higher authorities and charges him in the case of harassment.

Apart from Rampal, Chitrangda will also be working opposite John Abraham in ‘I, Me Aur Main’ which is all set to release as well this summer.

“It was great fun to be paired with Akshay in my last release. Now with Arjun and John, it is going to be an altogether different outing,” Chitrangda said.

With a serious film on sexual harassment, a romcom and also an item number, the actress is experimenting with genres instead of sticking to her serious image post ‘Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi’.

“I guess as an actor I was doing similar kind of work over and over again and after a while I wasn’t getting too excited. I wanted a change and do something different. This is where ‘Desi Boyz’ came into picture. Now my upcoming films are exploring different territories as well,” she said.

Chitrangda, however, regrets not being a part of ‘Krissh’. “I was really excited about stepping into ‘Krissh’. Unfortunately things didn’t work out but I have signed new films. It has been a natural progression. I think I have really managed to refresh myself in the last one year. I am looking forward to more exciting stuff in months to come.”