If bold films beget passion, Vijay Mallya’s Rakht should see blood being spilt. Bipasha Basu, India’s favourite eye-candy girl, leads an all-Barbie cast, playing Drishti, a tarot-card-reading psychic drawn into a gruesome murder. She, if not the entire film, promises to be heart-stopping. Also watch out for Yana Gupta’s self-explanatory item number, Oh what a babe!
There seems to be a new love in Vivek Oberoi’s life—Ganga maiya. Spotted at the Parmaarth ashram at Rishikesh recently, he went all out during the ganga arti. And don’t miss this—the star went around declaring to all and sundry about how he would love to spend all his time on the banks of the Ganga doing puja. Well, all we can say is, Ash, hurry up! Marry him before he takes sanyas or declares himself a brahmachari. Or still better, star him in a film called ‘Vishwamitra’.
Here’s India’s own version of the Jack Sprat nursery rhyme. Chhota Shakeel’s ‘girlfriend’, Rubina Siraj Sayyed, is definitely on the large side—but she’s not at large anymore. Mumbai cops picked up this celebrated beautician for aiding and abetting the Dawood henchman’s operations in the city. The mehendi moll was paying off lawyers and taking care of 25 of Shakeel’s gang members’ families.
Guess who was recently spotted with her soul brother Shotgun and his wife at the music release of the film, Doobara? Zain Zia, daughter of former Pakistan ruler General Zia-ul-Haq. In between savouring Mumbai’s hospitality, she kept her date with Amitabh Bachchan. She wants to build a charitable hospital for diabetics in Islamabad in the memory of her mother. Amitabh promises to help.
Johnny Depp, once voted among the sexiest men in the world, is now taking to children’s film—Tim Burton’s version of Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Animation film Corpse Bride follows.