Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was recently introduced to Hollywood veteran Judi Dench and said it was a delight to meet her.
Big B met her at the book launch of designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla at Sotheby's in London Sep 5.
"Dame Judi Dench, was a delight to have been introduced to. A soft spoken, keen listener, and a complete sport when the lady Mc (emcee) of the evening mispronounced her name as 'Dame Bench'!" Amitabh wrote on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.
Rani Mukerji's character in "Aiyyaa" takes inspiration from not one, or two but three actresses - Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla.
"My character is a huge fan of Sridevi, Juhi and Madhuri. She dreams about them and goes into a fantasy world all the time," Rani said at the first look of her film held here Thursday.
She came dressed as her character, Meenakshi Deshmukh, in an elegant yellow and green traditional Maharashtrian nauvari sari.
Rani revealed that her character is not "normal at all". "She is completely mad and very filmy woman."
She's got the movies in her genes, and acting is all she ever wanted to do. Alia Bhatt, just 19, daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, is all set for a Bollywood debut with "Student of the Year" (SOTY) and wants to play a long innings in showbiz.
Despite her youth, there are certain things Alia is quite clear about: "I don't want to be a one-film wonder and then be re-launched after many years," Alia says.
Is she quite the actor yet? It's too soon to call herself an actor, Alia says, even though she's already clear about what she needs to keep at it.
The national award winning director Madhur Bhandarkar has been invited by The Cairo International Film Festival to join the International Jury. They will be launching their 35th edition of the film festival starting 27th November to 6th December, 2012. This is not the first time Madhur is going to be a part of the film festival. In 2010, a retrospect of Madhur’s five films had taken place. They had screen Chandni Bar, Page 3, Corporate, Traffic Signal and Fashion at the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival.
Actress Jiah Khan, known for her unconventional looks and bold roles, says it is kathak that helps her keeping in shape.
"I do kathak three times a week for two hours. Initially, when I started it, I used to do it everyday and I lost almost five kilos. It is the only exercise I do. I have been doing it for the last eight months," Jiah told IANS.
"My mother is a kathak dancer and she used to tell me that you are in Bollywood, you should learn some Indian classical moves, so I joined her in Mumbai and I love it," she said.