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Monday , March 25 , 2013
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Steven Spielberg’s coming to Mumbai meant that all the sharks and dinosaurs of Bollywood surfaced under the same roof. I couldn’t make it because I had a very precious spa appointment (yes, I’ve come a long way from sleeping in a haystack!) but I heard that seeing Abbas-Mustan, poor Steven’s thought bubble was: Judwaa Jaws! Anyway, the man’s supposedly taken a liking to Anushka Sharma and wants to cast her in a film on India. Till things move on that, I would like to quote Boycott here: Roooobish!


Too many good things I hear about this girl. And that makes me a bit suspicious. The latest bit of shining on Alia Bhatt’s CV is the way she is being a mango girl in Imtiaz Ali’s Highway team. She is the only lady in a very male scheme of things but Alia’s taken that in her stride and has been moving in buses and even trucks(!) on the roads they have been shooting on. That too with almost no make-up.

kashyap ki kalki

Well this is one love story which brings tears to my eyes. Every damn time. Anurag may make the most hard-hitting of fillums but banda bahut romantic hai when it comes to his Chandramukhi... wife Kalki. Now I hear that Kalki, who is playing a cerebral palsy patient in Shonali Bose’s new film, talks to hubby Kashyap “in character” over phone. Every night. Chhoooooo chhhhweeeet!

Vishal’s wedding

Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding is getting its Broadway version next year. While Mira is involved with it, word trickles in that Vishal Bhardwaj has been signed to create new songs for the stage version. None of the tracks from the Mychael Danna soundtrack will find space in the musical except Aaj mera jee kardaa. Everything else will be fresh Bhardwaj compositions.