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Singer-actress Monica Dogra, who has featured in a saucy and aesthetically shot cover for a men's magazine, believes featuring thus is akin to an honour.
"I think magazine covers are an honour of sorts... How important they are or not, I'm not too sure of. I do know, that it is an honor to be considered cover 'worthy' so to speak," Monica told IANS.
She features on the cover of the March issue of men's magazine FHM wearing a black jacket and her bare essentials to match the overall look, which is bold and powerful.
Monica, who was seen in "Dhobi Ghat" and "David", says the shoot was challenging.
"This shoot, as most bikini/men's magazine shoots are in India, was challenging merely because of how much of a stigma there is in India toward them. You have to ensure that shoots like these are tastefully done," she said.
However, she was "really pleased with the shoot" in the end.
"I still had a touch of worry inside me about how it'd be perceived. But that's all art really, right? You create something as best as you can and then you have to let it go and people will think of it what they will," added the talented artist, who is a popular independent artist and has sung songs like "Dooriyan bhi hai zaroori" from the film "Break Ke Baad".
As a person who is inclined towards music, Monica loves to catch up on music magazines.
"I'm a fan of Platform magazine, Motherland, and Rolling Stone India is nice because it's a magazine that covers a scene I'm intimately involved in," she said.
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Not so long ago Vidyut Jamwal stepped in to play a role earmarked for Irrfan Khan in "Bullett Raja". Now director Tigmanshu Dhulia will cast them together in the same film.
But Irrfan and Vidyut wouldn't be seen together in the same frame as they will be cast as the younger and older versions of the same character.
"My next film is 'Bichhde Sabhi Baari Baari'. It's the story of two friends and their relationship over a period of 35 years. Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan have been cast as the older avatars of the buddies, whereas Amit Sadh and Vidyut Jamwal would play the younger versions of the same characters," Dhulia said.
But surely Manoj and Irrfan are accomplished enough as actors to pull off the age span?
"I don't think so," Dhulia averred.
"Irrfan and Manoj can't look 25. That's the age when the two protagonists become friends. I can't have Irrfan and Manoj playing 25-year-old men. That period was something else when Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz used to play college students."
"Today's audience won't accept Irrfan or Manoj as 25-year-old, just as they won't accept Vidyut and Amit as a 50-year-old or a 60-year-old. So I need two sets of actors," added the acclaimed filmmaker.
Vidyut and Amit will now have to spend some time with Irrfan and Manoj to get a hang of their body language.
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Actress Juhi Chawla is glad that her film "Gulaab Gang" has overcome its legal hassles and has finally hit theatres Friday.
The Delhi High Court Thursday cleared the release of the Hindi movie, reportedly based on the life of activist Sampat Pal, who formed the Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh.
"I am happy and excited. There was so much build-up and we were looking forward to the film. But yesterday (Wednesday) there was a hiccup and we felt the film would not release," the 46-year-old said here Thursday at a special screening of the film.
"But I am so glad everything for the moment is settled and the film is in theatres. Hope you (people) will come and watch the film," she added.
Sampat Pal moved court to stop the release of the film, alleging that it is based on her life and a portion of the movie shows her in bad light.
The film's release was suspended by the court but the filmmakers filed an appeal in the Delhi High Court Thursday and the film was cleared for commercial release.
Directed by Soumik Sen, "Gulaab Gang" also stars Madhuri Dixit.
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Actress Kangana Ranaut believes she has given her best shot ever to her forthcoming movie "Queen".
"My role in 'Queen' is very challenging and as an actor, I believe I have never done such good work in any film before. I haven't got such a good opportunity before," the 26-year-old said here Thursday in an interview.
"Queen" is the story of a Delhi-based girl Rani, who goes on her honeymoon alone due to some circumstances.
The film, which released Friday, also stars Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao.
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Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan will grace the audio launch of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiiyaan" here Sunday.
"Shah Rukh Khan has agreed to attend the audio launch on Sunday. When Soundarya Ashwin Rajinikanth called and requested him to be present at the event, he instantly agreed. He said that it's like his own film and he'll be there," Rajinikanth's manager told IANS.
SRK's spokesperson confirmed his presence too.
"Kochadaiiyaan", which is supposedly India's first motion capture photo-realistic animated film, is directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya.
The film also features Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, R. Sarath Kumar, Aadi Pinisetty and Shobana in important roles.
Touted to be made along the lines of Hollywood films "Avatar" and "Tin Tin", the film is jointly produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment.