Monday, 14 May 2012

Rowdy Rathore' is the perfect comeback: Akshay Kumar

) "Rowdy Rathore" will be Akshay Kumar's comeback film into the realm of action and he feels that this might be the perfect opportunity.

"I think this the perfect comeback. What is better than the guy who wanted such a good action film, is not directing 'Rowdy Rathore'. Prabhu has action and more action. His mind is full of action and he choreographs action," he said Saturday, referring to the film's director Prabhu Deva.

Both Akshay Kumar and his co-star Sonakshi Sinhasaid that they wouldlove to ride auto- rickshaws on the streets of Mumbai.

At a promotional event, the stars were made to travel in a vehicle next to an auto rickshaw race organised by the team.

"I was asked to stand in the jeep. Whatever has been told to me I will do. When I was sitting in the jeep I said many times that give me also the auto rickshaw to ride. Maybe the reason was that I don't even have a license to drive an auto. You have to follow the rules," Akshay Kumar told reporters.

The film is all set to release on June 1.

Talking about the stress "Rowdy Rathore" has put on him, Akshay Kumar optimistically said: "Every actor is worried about his film. A little stress is always there. But if it doesn't work, the next film will come."

Dressed in a purple top and shocking pink jeans, Akshay looked more rowdy than ever.

"It's not only pink but yellow, red all are rowdy. When I got these clothes for the first time, I was shocked but then I got used to it. A lot of people like to wear such clothes. This is just a character and I would love to play it," he said.

Talking about his "Dabangg" co-star, Akshay was full of praise for Sonakshi.

"Sonakshi is a very simple girl, she works and goes home. She comes on time and goes home. She is very professional. She has never bullied or played pranks on people," he added.

Joker' features in New York Times, Shirish excited (Movie Snippets)

Filmmaker Shirish Kunder is excited to know that his much- anticipated movie "Joker" has featured in New York Times' August movie release schedule.

"'Joker' features in The New York Times movies list. The only Indian film that finds a place in it," tweeted the 38-year-old.

Starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles, the film is set to release Aug 31.

"Joker" is being jointly produced by Kunder, Farah's Three's Company and Akshay's Hari Om Entertainment Co.

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'Jism 2' team off to Sri Lanka

After shooting in Delhi and Mumbai, Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is off to the island nation to shoot the last lap of "Jism 2".

"Off to one of my favourite countries in the world - Sri Lanka and this time I am taking the entire crew of 'Jism 2' with me," Pooja tweeted.

A sequel to 2003 film "Jism", it stars Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone along with Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh.

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After 'Gulaal', Abhimanyu excited about 'Upanishad Ganga'

Abhimanyu Singh, who launched into showbiz by Anurag Kashyap in "Gulal", is playing 33 different roles in television show "Upanishad Ganga", which airs on DD.

Kashyap and Abhimanyu met at the Mumbai airport. The former was there to catch a flight to Patna, where he will promote his upcoming film "Gangs of Wasseypur".

When the filmmaker asked him about the serial, Abhimanyu said: "It's an amazing serial and to play 33 roles for a 52 episode serial was like an icing on the cake. And it has been a pleasure working under the guidance of Chandraprakash Dwivedi."

After a gap of almost two decades, Dwivedi has returned to the small screen with "Upanishad Ganga". His last stint on TV was in the successful and popular serial "Chanakya", which used to air in early 1990s