Preity Zinta recalls ‘Jhoom Barabar’ experience

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, whose recent performance in the multistarrer “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” has received mixed reviews, says she, Abhishek Bachchan and Bobby Deol were exhausted doing the numerous dance sequences for the film which was shot in England.

“Abhishek, Bobby and I are all Aquarians. We were so exhausted because we were constantly dancing,” she said. “There’s a lot of dancing in ‘Jhoom…’ Also, the lines were so funny. We had to work hard on getting it right. It’s been a long time since I had so many funny lines to mouth.”

Preity also recalled the tough schedules they had while shooting for the film.

“We were located at the same place in London for such along time. We were there for three months at a stretch, and I was there right through,” she said.

“Fortunately Shaad works very quickly. But it was hectic and tough. I remember we shot ‘Kiss of Love’ in the freezing cold. During one of the lavish sequences Shaad turned around to say, ‘This is the most expensive film I’ve shot. ‘Saathiya’ and ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ were lavish. But not like ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.’

Rituparno Ghosh to direct Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal and Amitabh Bachchan

New Delhi, Feb 19 : Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh had been eager to direct Amitabh Bachchan. And now her long waiting wish is fulfiled. Preity ZintaArjun Rampal and Amitabh Bachchan will be seen together in Rituparno Ghosh’s forthcoming English film.

The yet untitled film, which is being produced by Planman Motion Pictures, will also feature Shefali Shah, Bengali actor Jishu Sengupta and Divya Dutta.

“I am extremely happy with the finalisation of the cast. A great script and good actors are an extremely exciting proposition. I am sure the film will shape up wonderfully. After all, Ghosh is a magician of a director,” said Arindam Chaudhuri, chairperson of Planman Motion Pictures. Shubho Shekhar Bhattacharjee, CEO, Planman Motion Pictures, said the film would go on floors by the end of February.

“An integral part of the film would be shot abroad, for which we are exploring several location options. As soon as the formalities are done, we will finalise the international schedule,” said Bhattacharjee.

Rani Mukherji and Preity Zinta to play ‘Holi’ on KBC with Shahrukh Khan

Mumbai, Feb 17 : Shahrukh Khan really created a wonderful Valentine’s Day on the newly launched Kaun Banega Crorepati, and now he is planning the same for the ‘Holi’. It is said that he will host the show on ‘holi’ with two sexy ladies on the hot-seat, Rani Mukherji and Preity Zinta.

One advantage of having Bollywood’s reigning superstar Shah Rukh Khan as the host on STAR Plus’ popular game show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (KBC) is he can convince all his buddies to come to the hot seat.

After the star-studded Valentine’s Day special, Shah Rukh has just recorded yet another special episode for KBC. This time it’s for spring festival of Holi, featuring his two co-stars Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji. The episode went off like a charm. A source from the set told IANS: “There were rumours about a fallout between Preity and Rani who were once best friends. But Shah Rukh has a special knack of making all his heroines feel special.” “Earlier this week on ‘Koffee With Karan’ Shah Rukh actually made Kajol and her cousin Rani – who self-admittedly don’t socialise together – sit together on one sofa and be civil to each other. Now on KBC, Preity and Rani got along like a house on fire.” Though the exact prize money won by the two leading ladies is not known, the sources said they won close to Rs.50 lakhs together.

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