I always wanted to be director: Salman Khan (Movie Snippets)

Friday, October 22, 2010

NEW DELHI - He is a superstar, a writer and a prolific painter but Salman Khan has revealed a hidden ambition - to be a director.

“I always wanted to be a director but acting is good for now. I will continue to write and paint though,” Salman told IANS.

While he has had multiple painting auctions for charity, Salman also wrote self-starrer period film “Veer”.


Bollywood’s bad man up for good cause

Bollywood’s most celebrated villain Gulshan Grover will boost the celebrity quotient at the finale of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Oct 23-27 without sashaying down the runway.

“This is the first time ever I’ll be participating in a fashion event. Though Bollywood has been doing that, I am not going to walk the ramp. This bad man is going to be there for a good cause on the concluding day of the fashion week,” Gulshan told IANS.

“The designers have designed more than 30 auto-rickshaws and I am going to announce a winner and that rickshaw will be given to a driver. Rickshaws are almost like the life line of a city and this time fashion will reach out to someone who makes one’s life comfortable in a metro,” he added.

The actor has been invited to the gala by his college friend and Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) president Sunil Sethi.


Friends Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn

Friends for over 18 years and having worked in all six of his films, including the upcoming “Golmaal 3″, actor Ajay Devgn says he looks for chances to work with his director-friend Rohit Shetty.

“Rohit is one of the best directors I have worked with in recent times. Most directors are comfortable with more intimate cinema, but with Rohit it is the opposite. He knows how to bring scale into his productions,” said Ajay.

“He has successfully carved his niche as a comic-action director and I feel that Rohit betters himself with every film. I really look forward to working with him,” added the national award winning actor.

“Golmaal 3″ hits the screens Nov 5.


Won’t take TV till it excites: Juhi Babbar

Last seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s television series “Ghar Ki Baat Hai”, actress Juhi Babbar is adamant about not accepting any small screen offers until it rouses her creativity.

“I get so many offers for TV but I won’t push up anything if it doesn’t excite my creative sensibilities,” Juhi told IANS.

Known for her contribution to theatre, Juhi has also done a handful of movies like “Kash… Aap Hamare Hote”, “Unns: Love… Forever” and a couple of Punjabi outings.


‘Dus Tola’ like ‘Malgudi Days’: Manoj Bajpayee

For those who missed watching hit TV series “Malgudi Days” based on the works of R.K. Narayan can rejoice as actor Manoj Bajpayee says his forthcoming movie “Dus Tola” is based on the same format.

” ‘Dus Tola’ is a very lighthearted ‘Malgudi Days’ sort of film. It talks about those innocent people in villages, small towns and their love, betrayal and relationships. It creates humour and talks about human behaviour. These are the elements which were seen in ‘Malgudi Days’,” Manoj told IANS.

“Dus Tola” hits the screens Friday.

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