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There’s nothing as awkward as bumping into your ex at a random coffee shop or club. But what trumps that in awkwardness hierarchy is when you agree to act in a movie and then find out your former lover is going to be a part of it as well. The person in question? Sanjay Dutt. The former lover? Madhuri Dixit. The value of awkwardness involved? Priceless.
Regarding the movie itself, I am talking about Kalank if you haven’t guessed already, things seem to be going well in terms of the pre-release response it is getting. The trailer has quite a dark feel to it with some good quality creepy background music. You know, the kind that always wins the crowd. And the scenes that are shown don’t give away any of the plot line, but are just enough to plant that curiosity bug in the cinematic lobe of one’s brain. The release of the film is just around the corner on the 19th of April, and hopes to offer an interesting storyline based in the pre-independence era of the 1940s. Definitely sounds like a movie worth checking out.
Celebrities these days can’t pull off even the simplest of everyday acts without setting the rumour mill ablaze. Met a lawyer? Oh, her marriage is probably on the rocks and she’s getting a divorce. Seen with a child? Oh, that’s probably his illegitimate child that was born out of wedlock. Similarly, Priyanka Chopra was seen making a late night visit to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital on Monday. Maybe she just had a case of the loosies or a spot of viral fever. But no, the rumour mill self alighted and spat out its verdict - she has to be pregnant. And since she visited the hospital in the night, the baby most likely has warewolf genes that need to be looked into. Thanks rumour mill. Thank you for that. Well Priyanka, I can’t say I’d like to be in your shoes. As quirky and fabulous as they might be, according to reports of course. But I do hope things are all well in the health department.
It always tickles my funny bone when the director of a sci fi movie has a name that goes in line with the sci-fi-ness of the movie. I’m talking about Vi Anand, whose first name is spelt with a VI? Making it sound like a technical term that probably stands for Visual Interface Anand or something along those lines. The name of the actual film, which is Disco Raja, has nothing sci fi about it at all though. Funny how these things work.
The movie is going to be an experimental sci fi entertainer as the description goes, and will be starring Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja, the actor who got the title from his affinity for mass action scenes and nasty fights. Ravi Teja most probably has his fingers crossed for this one as his last couple of movies have been back to back flops. And he thinks more of him might do the trick, so he’s supposedly playing the dual role of father and son in the movie.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone
If it looks like all Ranveer Singh does is jump around goofily and burn his seemingly unlimited source of energy, ask him about Deepika and he goes into intense lover boy mode. Deepika and Ranveer both appeared separately on Koffee with Karan before getting hitched in November last year, and an unseen video of them answering questions about each other has popped up. Ranveer can be seen losing all his goofiness and going into said intense love mode. One of Karan Johar’s questions for him was ‘If you wake up one morning to find your clone is posing as you in front of Deepika, what would you do or say to prove your identity’, and Ranveer looks at him straight and says ‘I’d just look into her eyes and she’d know’. Jeez, talk about cheese when fanning that love breeze. Johar also asked Deepika when was the last time they fought and apparently, well, they don’t fight at all. I wonder how one keeps the passion alive in a relationship when you don’t fight.
The title of the song sure didn’t sound like a winning entry, but the Jonas Brothers’ new comeback single Sucker proved that names don’t matter and what really matters is how beautiful you are on the inside. And the song really turned out to be a beauty because it just reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. In a well executed PR move, the Jonas Brothers broke their six year long hiatus by posting a picture of the three of them in colourful costumes followed by a teaser video. Then, after the appetisers were consumed and appreciated in an orderly fashion, March 1st
saw the Sucker video take the internet by storm. And now, they hit number one. Their first number one song that too. As you can guess, the brothers are ecstatic, and got busy thanking fans and team members on social media. What still baffles me is how someone else writes the song, which in my opinion is the hard part, but all the fame and fortune comes to pretty much just the band members. Ahh well, I guess sometimes in life you just end up getting the short end of the stick. There’s a term for that. I think it’s sucker.