Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya moves to dancing pitch!
Mumbai, May 26, 2012
Cricket and entertainment are the two primary religions in India. And one of the most popular forms of entertainment, is, of course, dance.
The newest season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa that will be telecast on Colors will bring together both these elements as famed Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya and cricketer-turned-ghazal singer Talat Aziz take to the dance floor to prove to the audiences that they are truly the gods of entertainment.
Even though the Sri Lankan all-rounder has never been a part of the world of music and dance, he understands the rhythm required for dance…thanks to his intense cricket training much like fellow contestant and renowned ghazal singer, Talat Aziz who has some insights in sur and taal.
While one may think that Jayasuriya might require some tips from his musical contemporary, Talat's tables might just turn as the unstoppable Jayasuriya forays onto dance floor for his second innings.
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Actors are often required to learn a new skill or art to complement their character onscreen and Sharman Joshi, who portrays the role of a single parent to a ten year old child in the upcoming movie "Ferrari KiSawaari", had to learn to make and toss an egg omelette.
According to the grapevine, for a scene in the film, he had to execute each domestic chore for his home which also included cooking breakfast for the family. The shoot demanded him to make an egg omelette and flip it over multiple times while cooking it. The pampered person that Sharman has been in his childhood, he didn't even know how to break an egg for starters!
To give his hundred per cent to the shoot, he made it a point to practise cooking omelettes at least twice a day. He practised for a good five days and learnt the art of breaking eggs evenly, cooking them and also flipping the omelette.
He was amazingly perfect and completed the shoot in one take. This became a fond memory for the cast and crew of Ferrari Ki Sawaari, but Sharman had to still give retakes – not for the film, but to cook for the crew, who enjoyed the treat.
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Producer-director Kunal Kohli is leaving no stone unturned to promote his upcoming film Teri Meri Kahaani (TMK). The filmmaker has planned various promotional activities for the film around the globle alongwith his stars Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor.
The promotions will kickstart on June 7 at the International Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Singapore where both Shahid and Priyanka will give individual dance performances. Thereafter, they will travel to Melbourne (Australia) for the opening of the Indian film festival to be held from June 11 to 22 where they will promote their film.
“The film is releasing on June 22 and it’s a great honour for us that the Melbourne festival will close with a private screening of our film. We will be guests of the State of Victoria, Australia and also have lunch at Melbourne Cricket Ground. All of us are cricket buffs so it will be thrilling to be there. Shahid and Priyanka are both excited to showcase their film in the emerging film markets around the world," Kohli said.
Kohli believes that it’s important for Indian films to be exposed to international festivals as it would contribute to the growth of Indian cinema.
“We are going to have premiers in London, Toronto and Dubai and numerous other, big and small cities in India. Film festivals such as Cannes, Stuttgart or Melbourne help create awareness about Indian films all over the world. Of late, even foreigners are showing active interest in watching Bollywood films. When I was at Stuttgart last time, the Germans knew me! I was pleasantly surprised. I credit Yash Raj Films for marketing their films and hence popularizing Indian cinema in Europe,” adds Kohli.
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Shekhar Suman recently hosted Rashmi Desai, the popular teleserial actress on the sets of SAB TV’s Movers and Shakers.
Rashmi dazzled the sets with a sizzling dance performance on hit number Ooh La La La.
Rashmi revealed her secret and shared that, “We never forget our first crush. Mine was Hritik Roshan. I have always been and will always be in love with him.’
The actress's mother spilled some more secrets about her saying, “Rashmi was an extremely naughty kid and despite the fact that I am a teacher, she hated studies but she makes fabulous rotis.”
This prompted Shekhar to invite Rashmi to make some rotis which, when he ate them, reminded him of the rotis his mother made.