SONALI BENDRE IN FAMILY WAY
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By Naresh Kumar

Sonali Bendre in family way

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Sonali Bendre is looking cheery and chubby these days. And the reason for the glittering smile on her face is out. Goldie Behl is in the family way. Yes, you heard it right! Sonali will soon have a new bundle of joy in her life and has joined her other colleagues like Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor in awaiting new arrivals in their family.

'Black Friday' case deferred to Feb 15th

The Mumbai court has fixed the date of hearing of the case regarding the screening of 'Black Friday' on February 15th.As a result the movie which was scheduled to release earlier has been deferred. This is to recall that the alleged culprits in the Mumbai blasts have objected to the exhibition of the movie in theaters as it is based on Mumbai blasts, and may prejudice their cases.

Namrata marries Mahesh Babu

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Actress Namrata Shirodkar has married with the Telugu hero Mahesh Babu. This was kept a closed secret from the public though the family members were present on the occasion. The marriage was observed both in Telugu and Maharashtrian ways. Namrata is sister of former Miss India Shilpa Shirodkar and has acted in several Hindi movies She was recently seen in Gurinder Chadha's 'Bride and Prejudice' and 'Rok Sako to Rok Lo'.

'Jo Bole So Nihal' in trouble again

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N.R.Pachisia's film 'Jo Bole So Nihaal' has run into trouble once again. Initially the leading lady of the film walked out due to a fallout with the filmmaker. Then the film was consistently getting delayed. And now the producer adds that an insurance agent while shooting for the film in USA harassed him. Pachisia states that Indian producers who shoot in USA have to get their equipments insured. He had insured his equipments for $6000 with an agent called Bina Shah. On the last day of their shoot they lost some equipments and Pachisia claimed for insurance that amounted to a sum of $80000. The next day the movie team was to shoot with the Discovery crew. But Bina Shah called them up, saying that the Pachisia and the team were making false insurance claims. So the Discovery crew refused to work with the Indian team. This amounted further losses to Pachisia to $5000. ' Jo Bole So Nihaal' stars Sunny Deol as a police constable from Punjab who runs into some trouble.

Negar Khan not to get visa

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Item girl Negar Khan who was recently flown back to her hometown, Norway, might never get a chance to return to India. The immigration department of India has intimated the Indian embassy in Oslo that since Negar has violated the visa rules twice, she be refused re-issue of an entry permit the next time she applies. The Oslo authorities also added that Negar had never applied for a work permit to seek employment in India. And despite that she has been working in Hindi films and music videos in India for the past three years. She just possessed a tourist visa that expires on March 2005. Negar's HSBC bank account has been frozen so that she cannot operate from outside India. Also after the Negar Khan episode the immigration officials immediately ran a check for legal documents of Adnan Sami, Yana Gupta and Antonia Bernath. They all possess the necessary documents, it is said.

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