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Tappoo promises unforgettable show
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Sonakshi Sinha is not single!
What’s so sexy about Katrina?
I don’t need a Danny Boyle: Bappi
Today, Bappi Lahiri turns 59 and plans to bring in his birthday quietly. “We’ll have a party later to celebrate the success of The Dirty Picture,” he says, ecstatic that his song ‘Oo la la…’ is topping the charts. “Back in the 1980s, I had 12 jubilee hits in a year-and-a-half. This song is in the same-Jeetendra-Sridevi Mawwali style and after the recording I had told the composers Vishal-Shekhar, that we had created a superhit.

But I had never imagined that it would sprint ahead in three weeks, faster than last year’s ‘Sheila…’ and ‘Munni…’,” he admits. The composer, who has sung for several actors from Vinod Khanna (‘Bambai se aaya mera dost…’ from Aap Ki Khatir, 1977) and Amitabh Bachchan (Raat baaki… from Namak Halal, 1982) to Sanjay Dutt (Tamma tamma… from Thanedaar, 1990) and John Abraham (Bambai nagariya…’ from Taxi No. 9211, 2006), is thrilled by the response to ‘Oo la la…’

“People still like my voice. Recently at a show in Kolkata I had to sing it three times,” he beams, pointing out that his jazz album, Walking On Love Street, is on CMJ’s Top 5 New World Adds Chart and and WONY Oneonta, New York — Top Ten Jazz Playlist Week. “My song with American Idol winner Shaun Barrows is playing in 38 radio stations, and also hotels, airplanes and stores.”

Walking On Love Street that has Diana Williams as Bappi’s co-lyricist, Doron Zor on the guitar and features five-time Grammy nominee Jeff Lorber. It was recorded at Hollywood’s Rusk Studios, with the acoustics, including sitar, flute and santoor recorded in India with Bappi himself on the tabla. The album is dedicated to his wife Chitrani, who he met at a recording studio. “I was 23 with just three films to my credit, Zakhmi Aurat (1988), Chalte Chalte (1976) and Aap Ki Khatir. She was 19. It was love-at-first sight and I told my parents that this was the girl I wanted to marry. We came home in a car and then on a whim, went walking down love street. We’re still there,” he smiles.

With 462 films to his credit, Bappi who completes four decades in the industry, points out that he’s won many awards and celebrated many jubilees. But this is the first time that two of his songs are topping the charts, in India and abroad at the same time. “It’s a rare feat for any musician and I didn’t need a Danny Boyle to boost me. I did it on my own with an album I produced, composed, wrote and sang for,” he points out. “For years, people have been calling me a copy cat, but these are original. RD Burman, Shankar-Jaikishen and I were merely ‘inspired’. Today’s music directors just take songs from every country and simply ‘chaapo’ (produce) them under their own names.”
John Abraham with five beauties in ‘I, Me Aur Main
Bollywood hunk John Abraham will be seen with five actresses, including Chitrangada Singh and Prachi Desai, in a new movie “I, Me Aur Main”, to be directed by debutant Kapil Sharma, son of noted astronaut Rakesh Sharma.

Presented by Reliance Entertainment, the film is produced by Shrishti Behl Arya and Goldie Behl, the movie is a slice-of-life film about protagonist John and the women in his life.

“We’re happy to announce the title of the film ‘I, Me aur Main’ starring John Abraham directed by a very talented Kapil Sharma and presented by Reliance Entertainment. It’s a feel good film with something for everyone,” Arya said in a press statement.

Apart from Chitrangada and Prachi, actress Zareena Wahab will also be seen in the film, along with two other female leads, details of whom are currently under wraps.

“‘I Me Aur Main’ is an entertaining youthful film with a fresh and light touch. We are very pleased with the way the film is shaping and are confident it will deliver to the company’s vision of producing wholesome entertainers,” said Sanjeev Lamba, CEO of Reliance Entertainment.

The film will release early 2012.

Salman, Shahrukh fight again
Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan are at war again and this time it is related to work. They both want to work with ‘Ghajini’ director AR Murugadoss. SRK was supposed to work with Murugadoss but the project shelved and now Salman is heard to team up with the director.

A source revealed, “If talks fructify, Murugadoss may do a film with Salman in 2012. At the moment, the ‘Ghajini’ director is under contract with a leading foreign studio for their next film. However, as soon he wraps that up, he may look at doing a film with Salman”.

King Khan had couple of meetings with Murugadoss and the duo might soon start working on a new project, much before Salman.

“Murugadoss had a couple of meetings with SRK when he was busy with production work on his current Tamil film, ‘7am Arivu’. He is likely to sign that film once he completes work on the Suriya starrer. As far as Salman is concerned, the director has not yet met him and the project will take quite some time to shape up,” the source added.

It seems the battle between the two Khans would never cease down.



Katrina Kaif voted FHM’s sexiest woman
BollywoodWorld.com, Bollywood Hot and Sexy Actress Katrina Kaif tops the Sexiest Women 2011 list of men’s lifestyle magazine FHM, edging out Deepika Padukone who won the title last year. Katrina had won the title in 2008 and 2009 too.

The FHM 100 Sexiest Women list is based on online and SMS voting and saw a whopping 35,000 responses this year.

“We’d love to say 2011 was a close contest, only Sheila made sure it was far from. A feat that becomes even more significant because no woman in the world across all 28 editions of FHM has ever won the Sexiest Woman in the World title three times in the last 17 years that we’ve been making the list. Her average is higher than Sachin Tendulkar’s and she replaces Deepika Padukone who won the crown in 2010,” said Kabeer Sharma, executive editor FHM India, in a statement.

Katrina seems to be the toast of the season — she was the only Bollywood actress to feature on the India Today’s Elite Power list and is also the most Google-searched Indian celebrity.

Sonu Nigam Tickets in San Jose (CA)
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