March 11, 2014 49 reads 0 comments
Veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee Tuesday ended speculation about contesting the Lok Sabha elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket, and also said no to campaigning for candidates.
In 2004, Chatterjee had contested the Lok Sabha elections for the Congress from Kolkata North East constituency but lost to Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidate Mohammed Salim.
Last week the actress met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat Nabanna, fuelling speculation that she was eyeing a ticket for the polls.
"I am not thinking of politics at the moment. Though I have got offers from more than one party, I am not taking the step now. I can't say about the future though," she told the media here.
"When I feel I am capable (for politics), then I will announce my decision. I will not be campaigning for any candidate," she said.
Chatterjee admitted that joining politics in 2004 was a mistake.
"It was a mistake on my part. I couldn't understand the nuances. I had only 25 days," she said.
The actress - one of the highest paid in her time - spoke about her "immense respect" for Banerjee, a fact that had in the past prompted her to decline an offer to stand against her.
"I was once asked to stand against her but I declined. She has come a long way through so much struggle and I have tremendous respect for her," she said.
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Dia Mirza celebrated International Womens Day on 8th March with her fans on Twitter, where she encouraged her male and female fans to pledge, using the Hash Tag #ThisWomensDay.
Dia pledged on Twitter (@deespeak), saying, "This Womens Day I pledge to make place for myself in my list of priorities. If I take care of myself will I be able to take of my family." Many fans replied with their pledges. Dia's male fans, too, took a pledge to
respect the fairer sex. A female fan tweeted, "#thiswomensday Pledge to live, not survive. From HER, heroes are born!". Dia retweeted and even responded to few of the many pledges by her enthusiastic fans.
Womens Day has always held a special place in Dia's life. A photoshoot, 14 years ago for a Women's Day edition, played a stepping stone in the gorgeous acto's career. Since then, the actor has been making her presence felt every year with her work and appearances.
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Jacqueline Fernandez, who will be next seen in Salman Khan starrer Kick, recently had a pleasant surprise when a female fan landed on the sets of the movie to seek advice from her on beauty products.
A source close to the actress said, "One of the assistant directors of the film, who used to regularly praise Jacqueline for her look, asked her to share beauty tips with his female friend. A sport that she is, Jacqueline readily agreed to do so." The actress spent around half an hour with her on the sets.
Confirming the news, Jacqueline said, "I have always believed in natural beauty products and that's what I recommended to her. She called me up a few days later to tell me that my tips worked wonders for her."
Apart from Kick, Jacqueline will also be seen in Roy, where she will share screen space with Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal.
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Trendspotters.tv, an online digital channel, has entered into an alliance with film production banner Mukta Arts as their online channel partner for Subhash Ghai's directorial "Kaanchi".
This will be its first such film association. As part of the deal, the digital channel shall be associated with the film for special promotional activities during March and April.
“I have been a trendsetter myself and I am more than keen to be associated with Trendspotters.tv,” Ghai said in a statement.
Trendspotters.tv will showcase behind the scenes stories of the film, and it will also webcast a pre-release interview of Ghai along with the star cast.
“At Trendspotters.tv, we are keen on engaging our audience with fresh developments in the world of entertainment. Bollywood being a much loved genre of films among our target audience, collaboration with the production house that has given some of the biggest hits of the industry is indeed a significant one,” said Kunal Kishore Sinha, founder, www.trendspotters.tv.
Featuring Kartik Aaryan Tiwari from “Pyaar ka Punchnama” fame along with newcomer Mishti in the lead, the film is scheduled to hit the cinemas April 25.
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Tired of comedy shows encashing in on cross-dressing antics? Sunil Grover has decided to go easy on the gender benders, and on his show "Mad In India", he will now play two roles - the popular female avatar Chutki and a brand new avatar as a boy named Sabjee.
"The idea is to expand the bandwidth of the humour from gender differences to a more broad-based appeal. It is hoped that Grover's kid-avatar Sabjee would become as popular as Grover's female avatars," said a source.
"Mad In India" is on a damage control spree. The show makers have roped in cricketer Harbhajan Singh for a tete-a-tete with Grover, who will appear before the cricketer as a child eager to learn the ropes of the game.
"The producers wanted Grover to come on the show as Chutki to interview Harbhajan Singh. But Grover doesn't want to make the cross-dressing the show's talking point. Hence, the child," said the source.