We have adored Mugdha Godse for a while especially when we heard how many sunglasses she owns. Maybe we are biased because she played such a nice fag-hag in Fashion. Maybe it is the memory of how nice she looked on the ramp with sari pallus that fell languidly below her blouse. We must admit All the Best has not nourished our love much. However there are imminent possibilities of adoration because she has just finished shooting a horror film with Bobby Deol. Meanwhile, her Jail colleague Neil Nitin Mukesh promises his essential frontal nudity will not distract mothers. Thus dampening hopes everywhere.
Following the trail-blazing Asin a whole bunch of PYTs from Chennai are heading to Bollywood this year. Trisha, Lekha Washington, Mamta Mohandass, Priyamani, Madhurima and Laxmi Rai are all making their debuts in Hindi this year. While this always warms the cockles of our hearts there remains the slightly depressing memory of Genelia D’souza. Genelia who is not south Indian but a certainly a south Indian star had four blockbuster hits in four languages last year. But when she came back to Bollywood for Jaane Tu Jaane Na she had to sit slenderly on the sidelines as the world went bananas over co-star Imran Khan. No fun to be a queen in exile. Even worse to be in a place where no one recognises your blue blood.
The curly mop known as Imaad Shah has been spotted all over Delhi recently. But startling rumour has it that he is in town to rehearse a theatrical production of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Few details are forthcoming except that you can expect to see/hear/faint in December. However, recordings of Shah’s pleasant voice singing his own compositions (Hindi, pop, urban, witty) have been making the rounds recently. There is a song about a man and his scooter that we particularly like. Seek it.
Fans of Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye!’s Dibakar Banerjee, rejoice and shower rose petals on the street. He has finished shooting his newest film Love, Sex and Dhoka. The film reportedly is about our new-found love for reality shows and our old, old love for voyeurism. You will break out the rose petal kit when you hear it stars Abhay Deol.
Compiled by Nisha Susan