Showing the mahurat shot of "Himmatwala" live on YouTube is not a publicity stunt, says director Sajid Khan and adds that he is just trying to involve his audiences.
"Yes, we will be screening it live on You Tube, but this is not an event. It's a mahurat ceremony which will be shown live to the audience," Khan told IANS.
The mahurat will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.
When asked whether stars are invited, Khan said: "It's not a party. There are no guests or anything."
Amitabh Bachchan is one star who remains connected to his worldwide fans through the online medium -- his blog and Twitter, and even through his voice blog. And now he is also available on social networking site Facebook.
Within just an hour of the activation, the page received 784,417 likes.
"Yipee! I am on FaceBook! My ID: FaceBook.com/AmitabhBachchan," the 69-year-old tweeted.
"And!! Its close to 8 lakhs in half an hour!! Keep it coming, Baby," Amitabh tweeted.
Action films take a toll, says Salman Khan, who is recovering from a facial nerve disorder, and adds disarmingly that a "Tiger" can't make excuses like "I am not well" , a reference of course to his action film "Ek Tha Tiger".
"I am the 'Tiger', I can't make excuses like 'I am unwell, I can't do it'," Salman, who recently underwent treatment for trigeminal neuralgia in the US, told IANS in an exclusive interview.
Member of Parliament Priya Dutt, fashion designer Sanjana Jon and singer Daler Mehandi, among others, have been given the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards.
Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil gave away the awards to 16 people from different fields at a function Monday night to mark the 68th birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Priya Dutt received the award for Communal Harmony and National Integration, Daler Mehandi won it for being the Best Singer of the Year.
The awards have been instituted by NGO Pehchan.
Television actor Gaurav Chopraa admits that he is no longer dating actress Mouni Roy.
"I have been single for quite a long time now. Mouni and I were together but not anymore," Gaurav told IANS, without revealing any further details.
The buzz about their broken relationship has been doing the rounds since the past year, but neither of them spoke about it.