been TWO YEARS since I last updated this website.
Terribly sorry! I will attempt to update the site
from now on with Hrithik/Ash or Arjun/Ash related
To catch up... well, Arjun/Aishwarya shippers
would know that had Madhur Bhandarkar did not
injustice-ly thrown Aishwarya away from his Heroine
due to her pregnancy, we could have finally got
the opportunity of seeing Arjun Rampal and Aishwarya
together in a movie after 8 years. But well, Aishwarya's
role has been given to Kareena Kapoor.
And as for Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya, well
they did Sanjay Bhansali's Guzaarish
together in November 2010 -- a brilliant and heartfelt
film which won them many accolades.
For now, here's wishing Aishwarya with good health
and good luck with the baby. Hopefully she'll
continue to make more films with her friends,
Arjun and Hrithik in the years to come.
RAPPORT ON GUZAARISH SETS
Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s first
pairing up together happened with Yash Raj Films’
Dhoom 2 and their sizzling chemistry rocked
the box-office. Ashutosh Gowariker’s mega
epic Jodhaa Akbar saw them coming back
together and taking their chemistry a step further.
Now they are back together for the third time with
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish
and if our unit sources are to be trusted then these
Bollywood’s hottest on screen pair displayed
amazing rapport when they got shooting together
Though Guzaarish went on floors from July
31st, Ash just recently joined them after coming
back from Mani Ratnam’s Ravana shoot.
Our unit sources reveal, “There was instant
chemistry between the two as they caught up with
each other after a long time. From their first shot
together, they were right on cue.”
It is learnt that all their shots, which were rather
intense, were canned in the first take itself, much
to the delight of the director. And as soon as a
dramatic scene would be wrapped up, the two would
be cracking up about something they said to each
other. “It’s their personal rapport
that makes their acting seem so effortless on screen,”
our source added.
Apparently Ash had also brought homemade food for
the entire unit and was instrumental in making the
sets cosy for everyone.
OF THE DIRECTOR
has been concentrating on his home production, Kites,
which has left him with little time to prepare for
the role of a paraplegic in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s
Guzaarish. The actor may be moving around
on a wheelchair at home, but the role requires more
work than that, for which time is in short supply.
Bhansali’s solution is simple: bring Goa to
Mumbai. He has decided to recreate Goa in a studio
in Mumbai for the first major schedule, giving Hrithik
some breathing room.
the news, Sanjay said, “It’s not just
Hrithik whose role requires tremendous preparation.
Aishwarya’s part too is far from a slip-in
slip-out character. Both are very busy actors.
But they’re also quick on the uptake. And
once they are back, they’ll be able to give
themselves completely to the project.”
recent weeks, Sanjay has been meeting paraplegics
all over the country and they’ve also been
invited to Mumbai to meet the director. Commenting
on the meeting, the director said emotionally,
“It has been a life-changing experience.
It is so inspiring to meet these people. Many
of them haven’t moved from their wheelchairs
and beds all their lives. And yet they’re
so free-spirited and their zest for life is amazing.”
want Guzaarish to be inspirational and
not some depressing and defeatist story of physical
disability. And I want my lead actors to be as
inspired as I am. I know Hrithik and Aishwarya
can bring the spirit of ebullience into the story.
I know they’ll get the point as soon as
they join me,” said Sanjay.
STARTS ON 20 JULY
Leela Bhansali is all set to start his latest magnum
opus, Guzaarish. Come 20 July, the director
will start shooting with his lead pair, Hrithik
Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Mumbai's Mehboob
Studio, where a big set will be put up.
to the details, his associate from the movie,
said, "Bulk dates of the two actors have
been taken. For the next four months, the film
will be shot in Mumbai and two other outdoor locations,
which we cannot disclose. Hrithik will start shooting
with us from 22 July."
is a love story and will be Bhansali's fifth film.
Like all his other films, Bhansali prefers shooting
at a studio. Bhansali says, "I like to construct
sets and then light it up. It is a part of my
story telling. My story needs a setting and I
like to create that ambience."
has taken a long break from his film shooting.
Apart from a commercial shoot in the first week
of July, the actor will be confined to the edit
studios where the post production of his film,
Kites is being done. Likewise, the female
lead of the film, Aishwarya also took a break
recently. Prior to that, she was busy finishing
the talkie portion of Vipul Shah's Action
Replay in Karjat, where she stars opposite
is a casting coup for Bhansali to get the duo
together after all the brouhaha about their famous
kissing scene in Sanjay Gadvi's Dhoom 2.
However, both said that the script and working
with Sanjay Leela Bhansali was too great an opportunity
for them to miss. And not to forget the magic
they created for Ashutosh Gowarikar's Jodhaa
Akbar, which has won the film over 50 awards
LOSES AKSHAY/ASH FILM
success and the resultant adulation after Rock
On!! have gone to Arjun Rampal's head. When
Arjun asked Vipul Shah to double his price for the
already signed Action Replay, it led to
his ouster from the film. He has now been replaced
by Roadies host and MTV VJ Ranvijay.
A source close to the production house said, "Ever
since Arjun won awards for his performance in Rock
On!!, he feels that the money that Vipul was
paying him for Action Replay was not justified.
He demanded almost double of the earlier amount
and refused to work for the earlier sum. Vipul was
completely taken aback with Arjun's demand as the
producer-director had worked with Arjun in Aankhen
(2002), when he was yet to make his mark. Also,
after a long wait, the two friends had got together
for this film. Feeling betrayed by Arjun's high-handed
behaviour, he replaced him with Ranvijay. The shooting
began yesterday at ND Studios."
Arjun Rampal confirmed that he is no longer doing
Action Replay and said, "Yes it is true
that I am not doing Vipul's film but it is not because
of the money factor. There are some other issues
which are best left between Vipul and me." When
we checked with Vipul Shah, he maintained a diplomatic
stand and said, "Arjun and I are friends. His dates
were clashing with Rajneeti, so we mutually
decided not to work on this film. Ranvijay is doing
the role now." The film also stars Randhir Kapoor
with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, who
have been paired opposite each other after Khakee
AT AWARD EVENTS
may be old news to most of you Bollywood fans who'd
watched the earlier 'Star Screen Awards'
and 'Filmfare Awards' this year, but I'd
just like to point out the sweet moments our beloved
stars shared with each other in these events. Be
it Hrithik Roshan who instinctively got up from
his seat to hug Ash after she won the 'Star Screen
Popular Actress' award or Arjun Rampal who got hugged
by Ash after winning the 'Filmfare Best Supporting
I've upgraded the fanlisting section to the Enthusiast
Script. Makes it easier for me to manage
members, and more so faster for me to update members.
All pending members have been added, and I've
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at all, I have deleted your website's URL from
the list. So do update me if by any chance you'll
be updating your links again.
ALONGSIDE ASH AND AKSHAY
Vipul Shah whose had four hits to his credit is
now on a new high. the producer director has started
working on his next venture titled 'Flash
Forward' with Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai
and Arjun Rampal in the lead.
director is on the look out for a young actor.
He is now on the look out for a young actor. Vipul
has a penchant to shoot his films on outdoor locales
especially Punjab. But Unlike all other films
this film will be shot in N.D. Studios with a
start to finish scehdule.
film is based on a play titled 'Action Reply'.
The film is being produced in association with
Akshay Kumar’s banner Hari Om Production.
Meanwhile the producer-director is going on in
full swing with his forthcoming venture London
Dreams at Chandigarh.
director is busy wrapping up the shoot with Salman
Khan, Ajay Devgan and Asin in the lead and has
planned to release the film on August 14. Incidentally
Vipul Shah’s last release 'Singh Is
Kinng' starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina
Kaif was the biggest box office success. Vipul
believes that the August month is favourable to
him, especially the independence day. Hence he
has set the date in advance for his on August
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ASH/HRITHIK FOR BHANSALI
Roshan has become quite choosy of late and this
is quite apparent by the fact that the only film
Hrithik has signed after his home production Kites
is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next. Hrithik
confirmed this and said, “Sanjay Bhansali’s
film is the only film that I’ve accepted
after Kites. I just jumped at it. We’re
both very passionate film persons.Though there’s
one other script that I’m looking at, nothing
touched my soul except Bhansali’s script.”
believe he’s passionate and his passion
is evident in his films. I thought Devdas and
Saawariya were spectacular. I’m no one to
judge, but I thought Saawariya was wrongly marketed.Otherwise
it was as passionate as his earlier films,”
raved Hrithik about Bhansali.
is also pretty excited about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
being his co-star in the film. After all they
shared a very special chemistry in Dhoom 2 and
Jodhaa-Akbar. “The pairing with Aishwarya
will be as special as the film that will project
it. It’s always about how committed and
passionate the script allows us to be. Given Sanjay’s
calibre I don’t see why we won’t be
able to recreate the same chemistry again. The
project is definitely going into a different territory,
in more ways than one,” he said, hinting
at a unique shooting location.
hear that Sanjay is revisiting Goa for this film,
a huge departure from his other set-bound films.)
film will require a great deal of emotional wrenching
from Hrithik. “I feel all the physical pain
and turmoil that I’ve gone through in the
recent past will add to my experiences as an actor.
The more turmoil I go through the better I am
as an actor. My work is about creativity and not
about the business side of it. I know Sanjay’s
film will offer me optimum emotional sustenance,”
he signed off.
is next on cards?
Aishwarya: I am working on Robot and
Mani Ratnam’s film. I have accepted Sanjay
Leela Bhansali and Vipul Shah’s film. I
IN BHANSALI'S NEXT
rumors that master director Sanjay Leela Bhansali
and the brilliant Hrithik Roshan will be working
together have been growing for months. If that
was not enough to get fans in in a tizzy, now
the buzz is that his co-star in a romantic story
will be none other than the beautiful Aishwarya
much is known about the project but a source told
Mid-day, "Hrithik has signed on the dotted
line and even allotted his dates for the shooting,
which starts in the second week of July. Aishwarya
has heard the script and has liked her part but
because she is away shooting for Mani Ratnam's
next, she has not been signed on officially. She
has confirmed her dates for the movie, though.”
of this has been confirmed by Bhansali or Hrithik
as of yet. Only thing that is confirmed is that
according to Aishwarya’s manager Hari Singh
she and the director have had several meetings.
will all have to wait and watch to see if these
rumors are indeed true and that the exciting team
of Bhansali, Hrithik and Aishwarya will come together
for the film! BollySpice will be sure to report
as soon as it is confirmed or denied so keep checking
just like to add recent spoof of 'Jodhaa Akbar'
done up by the ever spiffy MTV India. Those who
haven't watch, I recommend you to have a look.
They surely are a good laugh.
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