Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Oprah Winfrey in India, parties with the Bachchans

Oprah Winfrey was welcomed by all the Bollywood stars at the Color Screen Awards 2012. Before the Screen Awards, Oprah Winfrey attended a party hosted by Parmeshwar Godrej followed by a party at Amitabh Bachchan's home. Oprah Winfrey, one of the most influential women in the world looked pretty dressed in an Indian attire. Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Screen Awards accompanied by the Bachchan family. A R Rahman also performed specially for Oprah along with Shiamak Davar.

Oprah Winfrey welcomed by Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachcha

Oprah Winfrey welcomed by Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan

The queen of American TV, Oprah Winfrey partied with B-town’s best and also met Aishwarya Rai’s daughter Beti B

Oprah Winfrey has arrived in India! And socialite Parmeshwar Godrej hosted a private party to welcome this famous talk-show host. But before arriving at the party, Oprah decided to pay Aishwarya Rai’s baby daughter a visit. She stopped at Jalsa and spent some quality time with the little one. “The gracious Oprah Winfrey visits our home, to meet us and bless the baby..warm hearted, endearing .. drive her to party in her honor,” Amitabh Bachchan tweeted. After seeing the baby, Oprah headed for the party venue along with the Bachchans, where she was welcomed by B-town’s who’s who.

Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, superstar Shahrukh Khan also spent time with Oprah. Godrej’s uptown Juhu residence was guarded by two police vans and 10 security personnel. The guest list included novelist Shobhaa De, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty with hubby Raj Kundra, Abhay Deol with actor-girlfriend Preeti Desai, Lara Dutta, Dino Morea, Sameera Reddy, Kalki Koechlin, Kangna Ranaut, Anil Kapoor, Imran Khan, jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali, Anupam Kher and Sikandar Kher. Oprah is in India to shoot for her new talk show Next Chapter that revolves around her interviews with famous celebrities from around the world. Who do you think will make it to Oprah’s interview list this time?

Photos: Zee News and Yogen Shah 

Hrithik eager to show Agneepath to Big B

Hrithik eager to show Agneepath to Big B

If Hrithik Roshan is eagerly awaiting the release of Agneepath, he is equally keen to show the film to the original Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, Amitabh Bachchan. "I think once the film is ready for previews, he will be the first person we will call," said Hrithik who reprises Amitabh's role in the Agneepath remake. The original, directed by Mukul Anand, came in 1990 and Big B had won a national award for his performance in the movie.
While the original Agneepath was produced by Yash Johar, the remake is being financed by the late filmmaker's son, Karan Johar.

At the same time, he is also excited about Sanjay Dutt's villainous role in the action thriller and claims that Kancha Cheena will be the next big villain in Bollywood. "If you are an actor, you want to do all kind of roles. Kancha is one of the best roles and also one of the best performed roles. There was one Gabbar Singh, there was one Mogambo and now one Kancha Cheena," the 38-year-old said at a promotional event held at a McDonalds outlet for Agneepath.

Hrithik also said that this remake of the original 1990 film may not be as stylish as the original, but is definitely entertaining. "Agneepath is a very simple and a hard-hitting film.I have seen the film, so I can say that it is quite entertaining," he said.

Besides promoting Karan Malhotra-directed Agneepath, which releases Jan 26, Hrithik is also working hard on his fitness for his father's Krrish 3.
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There is now a complacency of thought and deed within

Jalsa , Mumbai              Jan  16,  2012          Mon  6 : 52 PM
 Wishing Rasha Zayed a very happy and prosperous birthday. Peace and well being be around you always .. Love
 There is now a complacency of thought and deed within. A resignation that seeks freedom. Freedom to say do and act in whichever way, for the transcendence of peace and tranquility. These are philosophic qualities and may seem to be too pseudo in compartment. A pseudo intellectualism, often the harbinger of envy, dislike, skepticism and immense ridicule from those that have been troubled by its presence.
But to put it in simpler terms, the ecstasy of deriving at the right chord, either through voice or instrument, must needs be the ultimate deliverance. A deliverance that has often been referred to being of saintliness and divine, but deliverance all the same. There is the need to spend time with our own self, to allow it to fester inside us and trouble us with its disease, hopefully incurable. Being within is no crime. It may seem so socially, but in the end it does possess you and leaves you immensely lifted and fulfilled. I feel and felt that this morning as I ran through my work on the desk with the notes and chords and instruments all adding their flavor to my presence. It is not as though it just came on, it was desired and willfully so. I do believe being in the company of the studio last night with musicians and sound, did have a profound effect on me and I wonder if it is not too late to pursue what comes within me so strongly – music learning or language or betterment of the soul through both these.
One shall allow the soul to prevail and guide me in whichever direction it wishes me to.

I must turn in now. There are some medical procedures to be followed tomorrow and they need a rested body. Nothing alarming but in preparation for something in case it turns out alarming.
Good night till then .. and shall bring you the results of all this by the morrow ..
Amitabh Bachchan

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