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Year-end marriage, but not in London
The muhurt of the much-awaited Bollywood wedding of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor remains elusive with the actor revealing that the marriage is postponed to the year-end and not going to happen in London. Earlier, Saif's mother Sharmila Tagore had said that her son would tie knot with Kareena on October 16 at Pataudi Palace in Haryana. However, in an exclusive chat with agency, the 41-year-old actor said that the event was not immediately round the corner. It is going to be a year-end wedding. Dismissing the buzz that the ceremony will not take place in India and the venue may be shifted to London, Saif said, the wedding is not happening in London for sure. He declined to disclose details as the wedding is their private matter.
Shatru undergoes bypass
Veteran actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha underwent bypass surgery at a Mumbai hospital and will continue to stay there for a few days there. The 66-year-old actor-turned-politician had been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on July 2 after he complained of breathlessness induced by painting work at his residence. The surgery was conducted July 16 morning by cardiac surgeon Dr Anvay Mulay. Sinha made his Bollywood debut in 1969 with 'Sajan' and has acted in over 200 Hindi films, besides being a part of some Bengali and Punjabi movies. Known for his powerful dialogues, some of his famous Hindi films include 'Kalicharan', 'Vishwanath', 'Blackmail', 'Dostana', 'Shaan' and 'Kala Patthar'. Later, he ventured into politics and is currently BJP's Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib in Bihar.
KJo with PM at London Oly
Karan Johar seems to have already hit gold before any other sportsperson got at the London Olympics. The filmmaker will reportedly accompany Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the London Olympics. They are the only two Indians, who have received special invitations for the opening ceremony of the gala event. Reports also suggest that KJo will not only accompany the Prime Minister, but will also witness the event in a special box reserved only for special guest from around the world. While talking with media, Karan said it's a once-in-a-life-time opportunity. He also said that it will be exciting to witness such a breathtaking event from close quarters.
Akshay on Rs.1 mn bike
Action king Akshay Kumar will be seen riding a specially designed motorcycle worth about Rs.1 million in his upcoming movie ‘Oh My God!’ Motorcycle called Vardenchi Chopper, has been especially conceptualised for the movie, keeping in mind its theme and concept. It took Vardenchi 45 days to make the Chopper. It is designed keeping in mind the look of the film and the splendid personality of Akshay. Akshay loved the design and the drool factor of the motorcycle. It has some unique features, such as - 500 cc engine, eye-catching graphic jobs, double-sided swing arm, mirror classic chrome and 300 mm rear tyre. ‘Oh My God!’ also featuring Paresh Rawal releases Sep 28.
Aamir’s son in B’town
Junaid, 17, has been recruited to assist Raj Kumar Hirani on his next project ‘Peekay’, starring his father Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma. Actor-producer Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta's son Junaid will finally make his Bollywood debut, albeit, behind the camera. Khan junior will be assisting director Rajkumar Hirani in his maiden production ‘Peekay’. While Aamir and Hirani remained unavailable for comment, a source close to the film confirmed the story and revealed that the director offered the 17-year-old Khan a chance to work on the project starring Aamir and Anushka Sharma. So, Junaid has been traveling across the country scouting for suitable locations for the shoot. The film is scheduled to go on floors later this year (2012).
Salman hosts Sangeeta’s b’day
The former model-actor, Sangeeta Bijlani, who visits Mumbai frequently to finalize her divorce from cricketer-turned-politician Azharuddin, found herself in an unhappy situation on her birthday, July 9, 2012. Her big plans to celebrate her birthday at a restaurant had to be cancelled at the very last moment because of some reservation issues, and she was suddenly facing the prospect of disappointing her guests and herself. And that is when the Khan family swung in. Salman's ever ready mom Salma threw open the gates of Galaxy Apartments for his son Salman’s Ex girlfriend and cooked signature biryani for Bijli's guests. The icing on the cake was of course Salman dropping by to wish the birthday girl before the party wrapped up.
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