(Calcutta Tube) Akshay Kumar seems to be going ga ga over his ‘Action Replay’ co-star Aishwarya Rai’s looks and says the 36-year-old manages to look 21 despite the efforts of make-up artists to make her look 50.
‘I am now sitting in my van being tortured by my make-up artists to look like an old haggard man in the stunning mountains of Manali. About to shoot the much awaited song with Ash (Aishwarya) who still looks 21 even when they try and make her look 50,’ Akshay posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The actor says he hates make-up and he has to apply oodles of it for his role in the Vipul Shah film, a time travel comedy tale based in Mumbai of the 1950s. The actors require a retro look to be in tune with the theme of the film.
‘For the record, I hate make-up, so Vipul Shah you owe me a Bentley…can’t believe in three days ‘Action Replay’ will be wrapped,’ added Akshay.
Big B shoots at studio he inaugurated years ago
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was nostalgic while shooting for TV commercials for the upcoming season of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC) at a studio because he had inaugurated it over 30 years ago.
‘At the Film City…completing the promotional TVCs (television commercials) for ‘KBC’. We shot at the studio floor one and a whole lot of memories came flashing by. Floor No. 1 that we were on, was inaugurated by me,’ Amitabh posted on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.
He also recalled some of the films he shot for at the same location.
‘…it was on this very same floor almost 30 years ago we did some of most honourable and distinguished films ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’, ‘Kala Pathar’, ‘Sharabi’…the list is endless,’ he added.
Amitabh says he was most touched to see the junior artists at the shoot.
‘…what was most endearing was the ‘junior artists’ at the shoot. Some of the ladies in the crowd have been with me since the 70’s, older but still junior artists. Remarkable longevity of these very noble artists, but sad in a way that they never matured on to something bigger. They sat there wondering if I would recognise them, talk to them – but I did and it was a joy as ever,’ he posted.
Ajay, Kajol’s film date
Guess who was spotted at a suburban theatre in Mumbai catching the latest Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz starrer? None other than Ajay Devgn and wife Kajol.
Ajay, being the doting husband that he is, took a pregnant Kajol to watch the action comedy ‘Knight and Day’. ‘Kajol is a huge Tom Cruise fan and Ajay devotedly took wifey dearest to catch the flick,’ said a source.