Pataudi Hospitalised Again!
Veteran cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was admitted to hospital yet again on Saturday following complications in his lungs. The cricketer was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi with an apparent lung disease. However, Pataudi’s ailment hasn’t yet been diagnosed, even though he was shifted to the ICU and being treated and tended around the clock. This is the second time Pataudi has been hospitalised this month.
Pataudi’s daughter Soha, flew to Delhi on Saturday itself after getting the news. Son, Saif Ali Khan too stalled the shoot of midway and rushed to Delhi. He has since roped in a reputed US medic to look into his father’s illness.
Mausam Postponed to This Friday!
All the speculations regarding Mausam‘s release getting delayed were put to rest by Shahid Kapoor on Sept 14 at a press conference held in Mumbai. The much awaited Shahid-Sonam starrer which was scheduled to release on September 16 has been pushed by a week to September 23.
Shahid who plays the lead in Mausam said, “The release date has been shifted to September 23. We needed a NOC from IAF and Censor Certificate, we got a ‘U’ certificate and then the board wanted to see the film once again. This consumed a lot of time delaying the release date. We have made the required changes in the particular 30 seconds scene“. The actor further added, “It was very important to announce this. Our team believes in our film and we feel that it is as authentic as it could be, we want to bring the best for our audiences.”
Shahid Kapoor also added, “I have seen the film yesterday and am really happy with it, I am excited and eagerly awaiting its release. Now we will have more time to promote the film and since there are no major releases in the next two weeks, Mausam will not face any problems.”
Mausam was facing some problem in obtaining the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Air Force. The makers of Mausam had received a conditional NOC from the IAF. A special screening for the top IAF officers and heads was arranged in Delhi today. The IAF requested for a minor correction in a particular aerial action sequence. The scene in question is only 30 seconds long and needed computer graphic changes.
Speaking on this director Pankaj Kapur said, “IAF has been amazingly supportive, they have co-operated with us since the past 1 year. The IAF didn’t ask us to remove anything, they only asked for minor changes, these were computer graphic changes to be made in an action sequence in the film which we have incorporated. It is our duty to make sure that all the representation is done authentically and in accordance with IAF. I thank them, they have been very supportive. Since the scene is a computer graphic scene it will take some time to make the changes. As our overseas prints would not be ready in time we decided to shift the release date by a week.”
Sonam Kapoor, who plays the lead opposite Shahid stated, “We all have worked hard and I think we can promote it more for a week. Mausam will definitely be enjoyed by all.”
The premiere of Mausam which was supposed to take place at the Toronto International Film Festival also got cancelled. Ram Mirchandani from Eros told the media that they will now be having two premieres for Mausam, one in London and the other in Mumbai.
Akshay Donates 2 Crores to Ice Hockey Association
His latest home production Breakaway aka Speedy Singhs is all set for release, but we don’t call him the Khiladi Kumar for nothing, Akshay Kumar will be donate Rs 2 crore to the Ice Hockey Association Of India ( IHAOI) in an attempt to promote the sport in the country.
The decision of donating the amount to the IHAOI was made by Akshay and the makers of Speedy Singhs to encourage the sport within India. The IHAOI in New Delhi is the national body coordinating ice hockey in India under the supervision of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
Incidentally Speedy Singhs is also based on the sport of ice hockey. The film is slated to release on September 23.
Madhuri Back in Mumbai
There is good news for all Madhuri Dixit fans. After living in Denver, USA for all these years after marriage, Bollywood’s dhak-dhak girl has now decided to relocate to India.
Madhuri quit Bollywood when she was at the top of her game, a shockingly unconventional move in an industry where stars hang around much after their time is up. She moved to Denver in US, after she married Dr. Shriram Nene, a cardiovascular surgeon in 1999. She lived a simple life of anonymity there with her husband and two sons Arin and Ryan; though she kept visiting India to fulfill her work commitments.
Madhuri’s last film was YRF’s Aaja Nachle in 2007. She also appeared as one of the judges in reality dance show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ this year and is currently also associated with leading Chef Sanjeev Kapoor for the Food Food channel.
Madhuri does not plan to buy a new house and intends to stay in her Juhu apartment with her family when she shifts here. She is now working on turning it into a kid-friendly pad. She has also begun looking for a school for her kids Arin (Class 3) and Ryan (Class 1).
She posted on her twitter page, “For all my fans, we r relocating to India! It will b good to b back home.”
Enjoy this vintage video of Dixit that inspired so many girls to dance with their “Thumbs Up”!
Written By: Harjot Ghuman-Matharu – Fulkari.ca