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Richa, Nikhil play thieves in Tamanchey

Thursday, June 28th, 2012


Mumbai, June 28 (IBNS) Actor Richa Chaddha of Gangs of Wesseypur is all set to break the mould again and is playing a saucy thief and petty criminal in Tamanchey, a film by first time producers We Inc.
 Tamanchey will also be the next film of Nikhil Dwivedi after the commercially successful ‘Hate Story’.
Tamanchey is set in the UP heartland and is a Badmaash love story with a quirky twist.
The music is by Krishna of Tanu weds Manu fame.
Richa and Nikhil are bringing back the rustic in this film.
It’s a classic bad girl meets good bad boy love story masala maar ke and has a ensemble cast of theater actors and an international crew to add add sheen to the ‘desi’ kahaani.
“Richa Chaddha as the haughty object of desire and disdain is not to be missed and the chemistry between Nikhil Dwivedi and her is sizzling to say the least,” said an official spokesperson.
The film has been shot across Mumbai, Delhi and Himachal and celebrates love, humour, sex and guns, said the makers.

Arjun Kapoor bags ‘2 States’

Thursday, June 28th, 2012


Mumbai, June 28 (IBNS)  Ishaqzaade Arjun Kapoor has been finalized to play the lead in Dharma Productions next film ’2 States’.

Sajid Nadiawala has brought out the rights to Chetan Bhagat’s novel 2 States.

Sajid Nadiawala and Karan Johar have joined hands for the upcoming Dharma Productions’ movie – 2 States.

 This movie will be starring Arjun Kapoor in the lead role, confirmed the makers.
  Karan and Sajid appreciated his acting skills and feel that Arjun is a perfect match for the role of a Punjabi college boy.
Debutant Abhishek Varman, who is currently Karan Johar’s creative director, will be directing this movie.
Karan and Sajid are all praises for this young debutant director and said they have faith that his talent and creativity make for a great combination.
Karan and Sajid said they both are excited to work on the project together. They said they like the story which will make a ‘magnificent’ movie.

‘Slap Bonanza’ on Pavitra Rishta sets

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012


Mumbai, June 19 (IBNS) Actress Asha Negi who plays the lead Purvi in Zee TV’s primetime show Pavitra Rishta recently had a drama of her own to face on the sets when a scene required her to get slapped by co-star Shruti Kanwar who plays Ovi.

Photo: Pavitra Rista

A little reluctant to be slapped for real, the actress had already sent feelers to the director asking for the scene to be captured using camera tricks that make it look like a real slap though her co-star Shruti’s hand never actually touches her cheeks.

It seemed Purvi told the director, “I have never been slapped in my whole life and I would really prefer to keep it that way!”

Looking at her reluctance to be slapped, the director and her Pavitra Rishta co-stars Ankita Lokhande and Shruti Kanwar teamed up and decided it was time for Purvi to be a sport and be slapped for real-not once, not twice but atleast 6 times.

They however asked “Shruti the slapper” to go easy with the force so that Asha doesn’t get actually hurt, but just exasperated and frustrated while shooting.

So when it was time to shoot the scene, Asha was bewildered when actual slaps landed on her face and worse still, retakes after retakes were called for.

When after the sixth take, the director asked for yet another retake, Asha said to the director, “This is not fair … we had a discussion about the slap, didn’t we?”
That is when all the co-conspirators jumped in, burst out laughing and hugged Asha, explaining how they’d all decided to get her slapped for real on seeing the way she was trying to chicken out of the scene.

Shruti who delivered all the slaps laughed out the loudest but insisted, “Those were the softest slaps anyone could have asked for … so you better not crib, Asha!”

The current track has Shruti who plays Archana’s daughter Ovi discovering that the love of her life Arjun (played by Rithvik Dhanjani) is seeing Archana’s adopted daughter Purvi (Asha Negi).
In an angry outburst, she slaps Purvi for attempting to steal a man who belongs to her.
Pavitra Rishta will now see a love triangle of sorts where Archana will be caught in a dilemma as either way, one of her daughters will be hurt.

Sheeba Chaddha enters Hitler Didi

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Mumbai, June 19 (IBNS) Zee TV’s’ show Hitler Didi is witnessing new Bollywood entries in quick succession.
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After veteran villain Ranjeet, it’s time for senior actress Sheeba Chaddha, who’s featured in popular blockbusters like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Luck By Chance and Dil Se to make her entry on the show.
Sheeba will essay the role of Indira’s aunt ‘Dulari Bua’, who is extremely strict by nature.

As already seen on the show, Indira has been successful in getting her house back from Kukreja’s clutches.

Now in the upcoming episodes, she will ask her father Inder Sharma (Rituraj Singh) to leave the house as he has been the reason behind all her miseries.
Sheeba who will enter the show as Dulari Bua, will be nothing short of a lady don.
Dulari will come to the Sharma Niwas to take revenge on Indira as she is responsible for throwing her brother, Inder, out of the family home.

Sheeba said, “It’s a pleasure to be working with Zee TV and Ila (Ila Bedi is the producer of the show). It’s a strong, feisty character and locks horns with the female protagonist.

“Rati (Pandey) being as sharp as she is in Hitler Didi, this one will be a fight to the finish!” she said.