An NGO Friday welcomed the Central Board of Film Certification's decision to give an 'A' certificate to the upcoming movie 'Heroine', saying the move will protect young children from getting exposed to tobacco use in the film.
In a letter addressed to CBFC xhairperson, HRIDAY said that CBFC has taken the decision considering that almost 30 percent of the scenes in "Heroine", directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, depict tobacco use.
The letter says that Bollywood has insurmountable influence on Indians and Indian youth regard actors and actresses as idols they wish to emulate.
Kareena Kapoor will warn viewers of "Heroine" about the dangers of smoking at the beginning of the movie, during the interval and at the end, through a voiceover, says director Madhur Bhandarkar.
The decision has followed the government's new diktat, which allows filmmakers to show smoking scenes in movies, albeit with an actor warning the audience that Smoking kills.
A 20-second anti-smoking promo will thus be screened thrice during the film's showcase.
The team of "Son Of Sardaar" (SOS) got a surprise visitor in veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, while they were shooting for the movie in Patiala.
The actor-politician's daughter, Sonakshi Sinha, who is the lead actress of the movie, was delighted to see her father, especially as she had been feeling homesick in Patiala.
Her hectic schedule, thanks to constant film promotions and outdoor shooting schedules, have been keeping her away from home. So after hearing this, the doting father decided to go to Patiala and surprise his daughter in the middle of her shoot.
Actor Salman Khan, who shakes a leg with Preity Zinta in her debut production "Ishkq In Paris", is not returning any favours by performing the cameo, says the actress.
In 2009 Salman starrer "Main Aur Mrs Khanna", the actress made a special appearance in a song.
"There is no hard and fast rule that just because I did a song in his film he does for me. Out of all the actors, he has been closet and most supportive friend in whatever I have done. Not just for this song but for music as well," said Preity.
She makes people laugh. Delnaaz Paul's cute and adorable image on screen has won her a huge fan following. As an actor she would like to experiment with other genres, but not at the cost of her happy-go-lucky image.
"If the audience has put me in a bracket where I am bubbly, happy, positive and sweet looking, I am happy about it. Very few people fit into that bracket. Why would I want to change it," she asked while speaking to IANS.