IS AISH MANGLIK?
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By Naresh Kumar - Eye TV India Bureau

Is Aish manglik?

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Aishwarya Rai has wisely kept mum on the media report that her manglik status has refrained the Bachchan family to marry their only son Abhishek with her. We may remind the viewers that manglik spouse is dangerous for its partner, it is said. Industry circles wonder if the media report is true that Aish is manglik and will thus pose a danger to her spouse after marriage!

'Delhi Heights' to shoot in Dilli

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Sivaji Productions, founded by late Sivaji Ganesan 50 years ago, is back to produce a Hindi film titled 'Delhi Heights', starring Jimmy Shergill, Neha Dhupia, Om Puri, Rohit Roy, Simone Singh, Vivek Shauq and Kamini Khanna. The movie's script is written and directed by Anand Kumar. The film is being produced by actor Prabhu , who claims to shoot the movie near Delhi any day from now in Delhi and release the same during Diwali this year. The banner's last film 'Chandramukhi' with superstar Rajinikanth was a super hit and had created several box office records.

Big B sees bright future

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Millennium star Amitabh Bachchan has expressed his full confidence in the bright prospects of Indian film industry in the coming years and to successfully compete with Hollywood. However, the Big B has wondered why the producer of the largest films in the world is lagging behind Hollywood in respect of film revenue. He has mentioned these facts why addressing the media on the occasion of International India Film Academy weekend in Dubai last week.


Nepalese boycott Udit songs

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While the Nepalese have forgotten the controversies involving Indian film stars like Hrithik Roshan degrading their country in the past, playback singer Udit Narayan has created another by allegedly abandoning his first wife. This is to recall that Udit Narayan comes from southern Nepal, and therefore the reports of deserting his first wife have upset the Nepalese so much that they have started boycotting Udit Narayan's songs sung in Hindi movies.

Navin Nischol remanded

In a shocking incident Gitanjali Nishchal, the wife of cine star Navin Nischal, has recently committed suicide after hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her room in Mumbai. She is reported to have written in her suicide note that she was stressed out due to her husband's alcohol consumption habit. Before taking the extreme step to end her life she is also reportedly to have got into a bitter argument with her husband, The Mumbai Police is, however, investigating into the matter and has remanded veteran Bollywood actor Navin Nischol and his brother Pravin to police custody till May 6, for allegedly abetting the suicide of the actor's wife.

Kashmira in Tamil, Telugu movies

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Ram Gopal Verma is casting his sexy item girl Kashmira Shah of the 'Jungle' fame as the heroine of his next bi-lingual film 'Aa Ammayi' in Telugu and 'Ava' in Tamil. She isn't new to these languages as she has had a stint in Telugu film. Besides, Kashmira is also playing an important role in a joint venture of Ramu and Prakash Raj, starring Prakash Raj ( himself opposite Manisha Koirala ) beside others.

Tinu to play eunuch

Actor-director Tinu Anand will play a eunuch in 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars' - a movie based on the lives of eunuchs. Another director Madhav has written the script based on his deep research of the subject. Madhav adds that eunuchs are also human beings but have been wronged by society for being ostracized . The movie's story, according to Madhav, centers around an abnormal boy born in a royal family. The boy is a eunuch ; his parents perform Puja to transform him. However, they look for a eunuch to conduct the Puja. Tinu though a head priest is a eunuch too. He tries his best to transform a eunuch into a human being!

Mandira Bedi moves on

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Mandira Bedi who chose games as her hobby though not cricket had never dreamt of turning a cricket commentator one day and rubbing shoulders with Kapil Dev and Imran. Similarly, she was amused to find herself acting in television serials and then in a movie like ' Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' and also in her husband Raja Kaushal's 'Shaadi Ka Laddoo'. Since these movies didn't fare too well for her, she was convinced that she is fit for the small screen only. Luck favored her soon with a big game show like 'Deal Or No Deal' , where she replaced no less a person than Madhvan anchoring that program for Sony. Mandira is in the news for her dresses too. She drew a lot of comments on her strapless dress during her stint as a cricket commentator.

'Antariksh' in the making

Director Praveen Gangoude, who debuted a movie on environment, titled 'Vandevi Ka Rahasya' is busy these days in making a film titled 'Antariksh' with a view to teaching space technology, astrophysics and astronomy to children. The director has borrowed the ideas of India's President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the subject. Interestingly singer Sudesh Bhosle has given his voice to songs sung by Vaisali Sawant for the movie .

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