Archive for July 15, 2009

Rakhi SawantLike us, if you are quite  vella and scratching your head wondering WTF is going to happen to Rakhi Sawant after the show Rakhi Ka Swayamvar, we got some fresh goss.

According to Buzz18’s Juicy Mausi, Rakhi Sawant will remain single even after the Swayamvar. It seems there is no clause in the contract which states that she HAS to marry someone at the end of the show.

Rakhi Ka Swayamvar is getting quite lot of balls, oops, eyeballs for obvious reasons and generating good buzz. Also, because of the show, NDTV Imagine has moved from No. 5 potition to No.4, replacing Sony.

In the finale, the contestants will be asked to choose between a large sum of money and Rakhi Sawant. And when they do, Rakhi will throw a fit and walk away! ROFL! Marega…jiyega….shaadi karega….TRP ke liye kuch bhi karega!

Bollywoodpopat also reports the same. According to the report, some astro-numerologist Sandhiya Mehta (kaun hai yeh ?), the show is all fake, only good publicty for Rakhi Sawant and great TRP idea for NDTV Imagine.

Wooohoo…we never Imgine-d that we will write so much about Rakhi Sawant!

BTW, if you are still vella and bored, watch this hilarious video. Its a must watch!

Akshay KumarAccording to the news buzz, Akshay Kumar has signed a new film with UTV Motion Pictures. The film will be directed by Anees Bazmee and is titled Thank You.  It seems Akshay has been a fat paycheck even during these recession times. The big question is will Akshay Kumar score a hattrick with Anees Bazmee after Welcome & Singh Is King ?

Thank You is a comic caper and Neil Nitin Mukesh will also star in it. The leading ladies are yet to be finalised.

BTW, we think Akshay Kumar (AK)  should change his name to PAK – Punju Akshay Kumar.  Because in almost every other film he is playing the same good ol’ Punju and doing similar stuff.

filmwritingWe posted about the NFDC’s Screenwriting Lab at Locarno Film Festival in association with Binger Filmlab here. The result is finally out. NFDC has selected six writers/script for the Script Lab. And here is the good news – one of us is in. Here is the complete list of those who are going to participate in the lab.

1. Aparna Pednekar – Mumbai based journalist ( Verve/Vogue/GQ India) . Script – F20.

2. Pratim Das Gupta – Calcutta based journalist ( The Telegraph). Script – Vanish.

3. Siddharth Singh – Mumbai based writer-director ( TVC’s/docus/music videos ). Script – Synchronicity.

4. Somen Mishra – Mumbai based journalist ( CNN IBN) . Script – The Prompter’s Son.

5. Priya Krishnaswamy – Pune based editor (features/docus. FTII grad). 

6.  Vinod Shankar – Chennai based actor-writer-director. Script – Adigaram 79 . 

Hopefully we will be able to blog about all the screenwriting tips from the script lab at Locarno Film festival (8th -12th August) and then the pitching session ( 24th-26th November) in Goa. If interested, keep reading and wish us luck!