Manish Malhotra outfits Kareena for IIFA performance (Movie Snippets)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MUMBAI - Manish Malhotra says he has designed Kareena Kapoor’s costumes for her stage performance at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards 2010 in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo next month.

“I am doing the finale fashion show there and also designing Kareena Kapoor’s costumes for her performance,” Malhotra told IANS in an interview.

Aamir Khan-starrer “3 Idiots” has bagged the maximum number of nominations at the IIFA. It has received 14 nominations, including best film, best actor, best director and best actress among others.

Malhotra believes that director Rajkumar Hirani’s film deserves all the awards.

“I think ‘3 Idiots’ deserves all the awards. I loved the film. It’s a huge hit. It should sweep all the awards,” said Malhotra.

The IIFA awards are being held June 3-5.


Tusshar Kapoor does a Saif in Rajshri’s next

Saif Ali Khan sketched cartoons in “Hum Tum”, and following in his footsteps is actor Tusshar Kapoor who will play a cartoonist in Rajsrhi Productions’ next “Love U…Mr. Kalakaar!”.

Tusshar plays an artist called Sahil who derives his inspiration from everything, including nature, a scrap of paper or even a spider’s web.

Featured alongside him is Amrita Rao as Ritu, a management trainee whose world revolves around debits, credits, turnovers, profits and deadlines.

She falls in love with Sahil and helps him sketch new rules of business and what comes forth is an artist’s simplicity amidst the corporate world.

Directed by debutant S. Manasvi, who has also penned the story, screenplay and dialogues, “Love U…Mr. Kalakaar” is being produced by Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya and Ajit Kumar Barjatya.

Sooraj R. Barjatya and Rajjat A. Barjatya are working as as associate producers on the film. The movie will go on floors early July 2010.


Chunky Pandey names dish on his ‘Housefull’ character

Actor Chunky Pandey has taken a novel road to make his screen name more popular - he played Aakhri Pasta in the recently released comedy “Housefull” and has launched a dish of the same name in his restaurant Elbo Room.

To make the addition more experimental, the 49-year-old announced that whoever will be the first to order the dish, will get a chance to meet him.

“Housefull”, a full on comedy, also stars Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone and Riteish Deshmukh among others.


Kunal Kapoor taking parkour lessons

Kunal Kapoor is busy with something else other than acting - the actor is taking parkour lessons.

“Off to learn parkour.. The art of jumping over stuff, tumbling, falling, etc…basically, the quest to find the monkey gene withi,” Kunal posted on his Twitter page.

Parkour is a non-competitive, physical discipline of French origin in which participants run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible.

It is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one’s path by adapting one’s movements to the environment.

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