Sonakshi, Asin Refuse Film With Shahid Kapoor
Rumour has it that not one, but two actresses have turned down a film opposite Shahid Kapoor. According to reports, Sonakshi Sinha and Asin Thottumkal have both said no to the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster film, Vettai, in which Shahid is the male lead.
Sonakshi reportedly felt that the hero-centric film would not be the right career move for her, given that she has played prominent roles in Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore.
On the other hand, Asin has moved on to greener pastures – namely, the Khans. She will appear in Most Wanted in 2013 with Salman and with SRK in Sajid Nadiawala's upcoming film based on Chetan Bhagat's novel, 2 States.
Industry insiders believe that South Indian actress Ileana D'Cruz has agreed to do the role opposite Shahid. The movie will be an action flick directed by Tamil director N. Linguswamy, who also directed the original Tamil film, with Shahid in the lead role.
Kangana Loses 5kg To Fit Into Mutant Costume
Kangana Ranaut is relying on martial arts to make sure she does not gain even miniscule weight in order to fit into her skin-tight costume for her superhero next Krrish 2. She is also closely watching her diet to make sure nothing goes wrong.
It is learnt that for her character as the mutant in the film, Kangana also has to train in martial arts for her action sequences. "She is learning some techniques of karate, judo and taekwondo," said a source. Interestingly, Kangana had to lose about five kilos for her part to fit into her costume.
"Besides, it's not comfortable to wear such a suit in this hot weather for long hours," points out the source, adding that if a fold develops in the costume during the shoot, the actress has to remove it and wear it again before the next shot. "Not to forget, it takes at least an hour for her to get into the costume and get her make-up re-done," he says.
Needless to say, the actress also has to put up with her fair share of bruises after doing her own stunts during the shoot. Sources say, "Since she's training in martial arts for her role, it's natural for her to do her own action scenes. Kangana knows that some bruises can't be avoided."
I'd Like To Write An Autobiography Some Day: Sonam
Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is known for style statements, is a voracious reader and would like to pen down her autobiography some day.
"You know I think I am too young and inexperienced and I don't know if I have the talent to write, but you know everybody is narcissistic. I would like to write about my life one day or the other. I am an actor after all, but I don't know if right now I will be able to," the 26-year-old said while launching the book Two Mothers And Other Stories by Khalid Mohamed.
Known as a fashion icon, Sonam would not touch the topic she is most known for in her book. "Clothes and style is just my personal choice. It is not something I am obsessed with. May be romance," said Sonam while talking about the issues she would want to touch upon in her book.
She will soon be seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag opposite Farhan Akhtar.
Priyanka Hungry For More Roles
After doing more than 30 movies in Bollywood, playing 12 characters in What's Your Raashee? and seven characters in 7 Khoon Maaf, actress Priyanka Chopra still craves for more.
In her next release Teri Meri Kahaani opposite former beau Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka will be seen playing three different characters. "When I went to narrate the story to Priyanka, she didn't say a word. But after the narration, the first thing Priyanka asked me was: 'I have to play only three characters?' I was amazed. She still has the hunger to do more and do far better," said Teri Meri Kahaani director Kunal Kohli in a statement.
The film is set in three eras – 1910, 1960 and 2012. Priyanka said: "I enjoy doing such characters. It gives me a high. I play three different characters in the film."
Not Easy To Match Steps With Prabhu Deva, Says Akshay
Akshay Kumar, who returns to the action genre after seven years with Rowdy Rathore, confesses that he had to put in a lot of hard work while shooting dance sequences as director Prabhu Deva's steps were very difficult. "Whatever he tells me, I go and rehearse it. We start rehearsing one week before. His steps are not so easy that you can do it immediately on the sets. Whatever steps he tells me I practice it and then do it finally," Akshay, who is a good dancer himself, said.