March 30, 2010

On Location

Priyanka Chopra, who tried to keep her whereabouts an enigma, is currently in Kashmir shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj's Saath Khoon Maaf. Here are some absolutely lovely pictures of her whilst shooting there.

OMG. She looks so beautiful in that second picture! I can't get over it. There's also a picture of her in a full blown burqa. It's pretty tight.

From what I'm gathering, the film is about a woman who has seven husbands (I'm assuming at different times) and kills them off one by one... thus the title "Saath Khoon Maaf" (Seven Forgiven Murders/Forgiven Seven Murders). It's apparently based off of the book, Susanna's Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond (another book adaptation. Is this Bwood's latest trend?). She claims the role is a really difficult one and is taking a toll on her. Oh, but Priyanka we have full faith in you! I mean, Shahrukh Khan didn't call you the greatest actress in Bollywood today for no reason. Anyway, the seven leading men are John Abraham, Vivaan Shah, Mohan Lal, Anu Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Naseeruddin Shah, and Irrfan Khan. Did your eyes glimmer with delight upon reading "Naseeruddin Shah?" Mine too. I mean, Naseeruddin + Priyanka + Vishal Bhardwaj... how can you go wrong. Oh... it's all too promising, so I'm going to calm down a bit and lower my expectations. Saath Khoon Maaf is expected to release sometime in 2011. I hope I'm misinformed and it's actually earlier. Haha, here's to hoping!

Trailers, Promos and Friends


FINALLY! The much much awaited and talked about KITES trailer has dropped. The film stars Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, and Kangana Ranaut. It's directed by Anurag Basu and produced by daddy-dearest, Rakesh Roshan. The chemistry between Hrithik and Barbara is supposed to be incredibly hot. So hot that there were rumors of an alleged affair, but those died when wifey Sussanne Roshan claimed her and Barbara were friends. The dancing in this is supposed to be spectacular and I don't doubt it. It looks action packed, thrilling and passionate. Here's the theatrical trailer, you judge for yourself.

Next up is a promo for BADMASH COMPANY, the Shahid-Anushka starrer I talked about earlier.

This looks like Bunty aur Babli meets Dhoom, but honestly I don't mind. I'm loving the cast. Seeing Shahid-Anushka on screen is sooo refreshing. Nice, adorable, young and promising faces. AND IS THAT MEIYANG CHANG FROM INDIAN IDOL?? Oh, but it is. How did that even happen? I don't know nor do I care. I'm just glad to see him on screen again. (Btw, if you're wondering how/why there is a Chinese man who can speak Hindi so well don't be alarmed. He was born and raised in India. His family has been living in India for three generations. He's more Indian than I am American. Weird.) Also, I'm going to cross my fingers and hope for a good dance number... but all I sense are annoying club bangers... that are catchy and I grow to love and hate. P.S. this film is directed by Parmeet Sethi. Parm-who? "Kuljeet" from DDLJ, "Raj Malhotra" (the boss) from Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin. He's also Archana Puran Singh's husband. Archana Puran Singh = "Ms. Borganza" from KKHH and "Preeto" from Mohabbatein.


So I made a mistake in one of my previous posts. Arjun Rampal IS in Ra.One. How exciting!

Other upcoming films are BREAK KE BAAD which stars Deepika Padukone and Imran Khan. I haven't decided what it is about the two of them that's similar, but they are similar and I hope good things happen for them with this film.