Archive for 08/07/2013

The newest Facebook shared link sensation is the news that, apparently, director Shankar had planned ‘Endhiran’ with Kamal Haasan. He even had a few mock shots, it seems, until destiny interfered, and eventually landed the role in Rajnikanth’s lap.

The rest is history; Tamil Nadu’s super-mega-duper star became India’s superstar, and Bollywood still hasn’t figured out how this man, who they once considered as at best whimsical, at worst a laughable supporting actor, shook them all up with what can be best described as ‘mindlessly flawless entertainment’.

London: Farhan Akhtar has been given the seal of approval for his performance as Milkha Singh in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ by the man himself.

“Farhan has played the part so well, he is almost a duplicate copy of Milkha Singh from every angle. He made me cry,” said the 77-year-old runner.

“India is falling behind today in the field of athletics. That is the reason I wanted this story told so that the coming generation can know about Milkha Singh and all the hard work and sweat that goes into athletics. My hope now is that the gold medal that slipped from my grip in the Rome Olympics, can be won by them in my lifetime,” Milkha said at the gala screening of the film in central London.

He was joined on the red carpet by the film’s lead actors- Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor, as well as director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and writer Prasoon Joshi.

“I think every generation needs reference points and Milkha Singh’s life is a great reference point for young people. His life can be a blueprint at some level – that it can never get tougher than this,” said Akhtar, who trained for months to embody the character of the toned athlete on screen.

‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, which releases worldwide on July 12, traces the story of the sprinter’s life through the vagaries of the Partition of India in 1947, during which his family was brutally killed, to a life of petty crime and his redemption as an Army officer.

“This is not about his gold medal. It is about a lost childhood and the sheer need to live life to the fullest. We all know about the legend but the film explores how he may have lost an important race but won in life,” said Mehra.

“There is a lot of noise in South Asia around cricket and movies and everything else seems to get drowned. That is what makes this film more unique, un-Bollywood and more World cinema. We don’t have answers but just thoughts we can share with the audience,” he added.

Bollywood superstars leave for Macau to attend the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards. The three-day IIFA Weekend will be held from July 4-6 and is expected to draw over 500 luminaries from the Indian film industry.

We spotted some celebrities at the airport. Click on!

From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the sci-fi action adventure ‘Pacific Rim’.

When legions of monstrous alien creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are synched via a neural bridge, called “The Drift”. But as the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.

On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes – a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee – who are teamed to drive a seemingly obsolete Jaeger. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr., Burn Gorman and Ron Perlman.

Click on, for exclusive snaps from ‘Pacific Rim’.

Most women are ardent shoppers. Whenever the topic of shopping comes up, ladies always let their hairs down. For them buying is a rejuvenating affair. Many a times it happens that girls buy things which are not needed at all. From clothes to accessories many things are purchased out of sheer impulsiveness. Hasty decisions lead to this kind of behavior. Lovely ladies must know the skill of clever shopping.

Intelligent shopping is a must in the modern world. Many products are bought which are not at all needed. This leads to a huge wastage of your precious time. As a result of which unnecessary money flow is bound to happen. People, mostly women are captivated by the deep discounts available at various stores. This is the basic reason for purchasing impulsively. The psychology of a person can be gauged the way he or she shops. The intelligence of a shopper comes out when he or she goes out in the market.

Some characteristic traits of a smart buyer are as follows:

An intelligent purchaser knows what is needed by her.

Products to be purchased are categorized by the buyer according to its importance.

Needs are settled before thinking of desires.

The buyer thinks about the price of the product before buying.

The next step of her strategy is to analyze the facts that whether the product to be purchased is making her utilize her money properly or not.

These are some guidelines which are helpful for the ladies who shop without thinking anything. Some girls, especially teenage girls spend their money purchasing many things which are no need to them. Spending lavishly on fashion magazines which are seldom read, buying accessories which aren’t used, shopping of clothes which aren’t worn, purchasing toys which acts as a mere show piece, are all signs of useless purchasing. An intelligent consumer has the ability to assign funds efficiently as well as successfully. One thing must be kept in mind. The hypes created by distributers and shop keepers, lure the emotional buyers. A smart shopper never lets herself get trapped by these.

Born & Brought up in Bangalore & happily married & settled in Hyderabad, psychologist by profession Amita Motwani waving Indian flag in USA by bagging the Mrs. India International 2013 in Atlanta, USA.

Mrs. Amita Motwani, a psychologist by profession proudly waved India’s flag at Mrs. India International Pageant in Atlanta. Strongly supported by her husband, family & in – laws, Amita finally accomplished her dream to compete in an International beauty pageant, & a pageant of this caliber, Amita is on the ninth cloud, why wouldn’t she be? She has also cleanswept all the sub awards in the pageant( Mrs.RAMPWALK, Mrs.Beautiful Face, Beautiful Smile, Beautiful Eyes.) Amita has made us proud on international grounds.

Mrs. Motwani certainly has done all it takes to win the extremely prestigious Mrs. India International 2013 title at Atlanta on 18th May & now she stands to be the only Indian to represent our country at the Mrs. International 2013 to be held on July 19th in Chicago, USA.

Amita, highlighting the significance of the International pageant she mentions, “The International Pageant system has been developed to promote today’s married women, their accomplishments, and commitment to family and marriage. Around the world women are finding this system to be the opportunity to work with their husband and family to become positive role models. It is beyond just a beauty pageant…It is so much more.” It salutes Beauty with a Cause.

Behind the title are Mrs. Motwani’s tremendous efforts & perseverance. Maintaining balance between physical & emotional levels, rigorous work out regime, nutritionists, designers & most importantly juggling her family & personal space pretty well.

Amita adds, “I took the title seriously from the time I enrolled myself. I thoroughly enjoyed the process I went through, revamped myself, I grew & I won the title. I proudly stand as the only Indian to represent the Mrs. International pageant. Feels great!”

Talking about global exposure she further adds, “I made new friends, the pageant gave all the contestants the opportunity to learn about customs & family life in other countries. They were curious to learn about our traditions & sung praises for Indian women. Representing my country at an international level is overwhelming. It made me want to work even harder. ”

Amita who believes that winning the title wouldn’t have been possible without the support from her husband, family & in-laws mentions, “My husband & in-laws supported me & their belief in me further motivated me to work harder towards winning the title & there I have it.”