‘TAMIL FOR ME IS MY COUSIN ESHA’
Abhay Deol on his transformation from being a Punjabi munda to playing a
traditional Tamilian in the upcoming Shanghai
Clearly there’s no seven-year itch as far as Abhay Deol is concerned. In the years
gone by, the 36-year-old actor has become one of the most respected actors on the
marquee. After playing safe initially with lover-boy roles in Socha Na Tha, Ahista
Ahista and Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, he took giant strides into off-beat cinema and
broke stereotypes in Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Manorama Six Feet Under, Oye Lucky!
Lucky Oye!, the avant-garde Dev.D and the super-successful Zindagi Na Milegi
Dobara, getting accolades for every avatar. His Tamilian act in Shanghai will take him
a few notches higher. After all, it isn’t everyday that a Punjabi munda slips seamlessly
into a white dhoti and delivers a cool-as-a-cucumber performance in a hard-hitting
What was your first reaction when Dibakar Bannerjee asked you to play TA
Krishnan, a Tamilian, in Shanghai?
My first reaction was one of denial. I was like, ‘Are you all right? What is it? Does no
other decent actor want to play the role?’
Then why did you relent?
Dibakar is one filmmaker I’m happy
working with even without him giving me a script narration. I trust him implicitly. In
fact, after we did Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, he did Love, Sex Aur Dhoka and had no
role for me. I hoped he has a role for me in his next film at least.
So tell me about Mr Krishnan.
Well he is this egotistical, cold IAS officer who doesn’t suffer fools. He has a chip on
his shoulder and refuses to make small talk with anyone.
You’re actually looking cool in the white veshti (dhoti); cooler than most
Tamilian men would look, especially because you don’t have the slightest hint of
Thank you for the compliment! Dibakar didn’t order me to get a paunch. I think he
told Emraan (Hashmi) to get one for his role though. He just said to me, ‘Don’t get
too beefy or muscular’. So for six months, I didn’t do weights. Instead, I concentrated
on martial arts, yoga and running. Anyway, Krishnan is not a lazy guy. He plays
badminton and is very athletic. It’s just that he doesn’t sport sixpack abs.
The Tamil accent must have got to you, right?
It was tough, but I had a fantastic teacher in a filmwriter called Madhi. First, I asked
him to teach me the letters in the Tamil alphabet and realised that it has ‘b’ and ‘h’.
Dibakar and I were very sure that we did not want to stereotype the Tamilian. After
all, IAS officers often serve outside their state, and they are also wellversed with a
second language like Hindi, Marathi, etc. So Krishnan could get away with speaking
Hindi and only going into Tamil occasionally.
How good is your Tamil now?
It is very rusty. I have no one to practise it with. I’m grateful to Madhi for being
forceful and teaching me enough to get through the shooting. We don’t have
professional voice trainers, so I missed that. Also, the regular guys who were sent to
coach me were slightly enamoured by my status and weren’t forceful enough. But
Madhi was a tough cookie. He made sure I got it right! Who is the first Tamilian
that comes to your mind?
Tamil for me is my cousin Esha. I even told her that I was preparing to play a
Tamilian and asked her if she could teach me the language. However we didn’t
around to doing it because she was busy with her shoot when I was filming Shanghai.
So you didn’t observe any South Indians closely when you were shooting
I have seen a few Tamil girls over the years; but I haven’t ever observed a South
Have you ever bumped into a Krishnan in real life?
You mean a Krishnan kind of character. Actually I think Krishnan is like Justice
Hegde who was carrying out that inquiry in Karnataka a while ago. I was amazed at
the way life imitates art. This inquiry that Justice Hegde conducted into a land-grab
issue was similar to what we have dealt with in Shanghai. And yet our film was shot
long before that inquiry became public knowledge. In fact even the Anna Hazare
movement actually started after we finished filming Shanghai. So in that sense we
haven’t copied anyone.
Abhay, can you recite the Vishu Sahasranamam the way you did in the film?
Film mein maine ratta mara. I parroted it for the film. In real life, I don’t chant. Nor
do I believe in idol worship. I know there is a higher being and I respect that force.
Produced by PVR Pictures, Shanghai releases June 8.
Abhay Deol in the film
Demi Moore has officially dropped the @mrskutcher handle she used to use for her
micro-blogging account. She posted, “So for now it will be @justdemi It could grow
on me!” The actress returned to the microblogging website last month after a lengthy
absence following a medical drama and a rehab stint for exhaustion in January. She
wrote, “So hard finding a name that was fun somewhat playful and available. So for
now it will be @justdemi. It could grow on me!”
Moore and Kutcher separated at the end of last year.
MOVING ON: Demi Moore
Bromance in tellyland!
The competition in the TV industry may be fierce, but there are male actors who
have still managed to strike a rapport. Neha Maheshwri Bhagat checks out the
‘brotherly romance’ between some of them
We believe them when they say that two actresses can never be good friends in the
glam world thanks to cutthroat competition. But how is it that male actors manage to
steer clear of any animosity? There are abundant examples in tellyland, where two
male actors became thick as thieves during the course of their daily soaps. We can cite
several reasons behind their camaraderie (read: TV predominantly is about the fairer
sex, which means less competition amongst the male breed of TV is more practical)
and why they usually avoid indulging in ugly spats and petty squabbles. Where for
actresses, tensions brew over whose-makeup-is-better, male actors bond over music
and spend maximum time sharing the same makeup van. Some actors, who share an
evident bromance in real life are:
AND YASH SINHA
Serial: Afsar Bitiya
Bond over: Cars and gadgets
Kinshuk says, “Yash and I have known each other for a very long time. He is a simple
guy without any strings attached, courteous and hard working. Kaajal was our first
show together and we started in Afsar Bitiya from where we left in Kaajal. I was
really happy when I got to know that he would be playing my brother in the show. We
are very similar and get along like a house on fire. We are the biggest pranksters on
our sets and have been rechristened after the lethal jodi of Chanakya and
Chandragupta — brains and brawn.”
ANIRUDDH DAVE AND ZUBIN DUTT
Serial: Ruk Jaana Nahin Bond over: Cars and bikes
Aniruddh says, “Zubin and I had bumped into each other at a party before meeting
each other on the sets of Ruk Jaana Nahin. We had a lot of scenes together. Though
our make up rooms were separate, we started having lunch together. We used to meet
post our shoot and dine out together. Now, that he isn’t a part of the ongoing track, I
miss shooting with him and catch up over the phone whenever I get time. He is like
my brother.” RAVI DUBEY AND SHARMAN JAIN
Serial: Saas Bina Sasuraal Bond over: Music, food, cars, gadgets and movies
Ravi says, “Sharman is almost like a kid brother. I am quite protective about him and
really fond of him. We gelled really well almost immediately probably also because
we both come from North India. He is a warm and helpful boy. He respects me a lot
and addresses me as Dubey Ji. We are both pretty fitness conscious. One more interest
that’s common amongst all guys in the world is ‘ladies’, sorry Sargun (Sargun Mehta
is Ravi’s girlfriend), I am just kidding! We often meet for coffee, dinner and movies
and Sargun is also very fond of him. All of us at SBS are inherently mad and believe
it or not we really bond over this madness.”
SHAHEER SHEIKH AND ROHIT BHARADWAJ
Bond over: Music, long drives
Rohit says, “Shaheer and I started bonding in the very first half an hour of a serious
scene together, where we were both laughing. Shaheer has no ego hassles, is full of
life and is sensitive. We share the same make up room. We also frequent each others’
houses and trust each other a lot. We are like brothers, which is what we play
onscreen too, protective about each other. Coincidentally, he is from Jammu and
Kashmir, which is very close to my native place Pathankot, so in a way we have been
brought up in similar cultures.”
KUNAL KARAN KAPOOR AND DUSHYANT WAGH
Show: Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Bond over: Music, movies and food
Dushyant says, “When I saw Kunal for the first time, he asked me if I was playing his
aide Guru in the show and introduced himself as Kunal. This served as an ice-breaker.
We also share the same make up room. We both love to make friends hence it was
very easy to befriend each other. We go for movies, shopping and long drives
together. He is a dear friend.”
Actor Vrajesh Hirjee will play one of the three brothers in Bhai Bhaiyya Aur
Vrajesh Hirjee has joined the cast of Bhai Bhaiyya Aur Brother to essay the role of
Sameer Chawla, the ‘brother’ in an upcoming show. The actor, in his career spanning
over 10 years, has acted in over 40 Gujarati plays and movies like Kaho Naa Pyaar
Hai, Golmaal and Golmaal Returns.
Producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah says, “Vrajesh is a versatile actor and can pull off
the role of a USA returned Indian with ease and play it to perfection.”
Talking about his role, the actor says, “I have been a regular viewer of the channel
for quite some time now and even take inspiration from some of the actors where
comic roles are concerned. It’s a family entertainment channel in the true sense of the
word and to work in their production is a great opportunity.”
Watch this space to know more on the cast of Bhai Bhaiyya Aur Brother launching
soon on SAB TV.
I’M HERE: Vrajesh Hirjee
Shilpa’s baby shower
Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s baby shower (in her ninth month) hosted by sister Shamita
along with Kiran Bawa and Rupali Shah turned out to be a green and mauve affair at
the actress’ bungalow in Juhu. The hall was decorated with balloons and white teddy
bears with baby diapers. It was a high-tea do with the table full of delicious food like
sausages, smoked chicken, salmon sandwiches, chocolates and carrot cakes. Shilpa
cut a big white two-tiered cake with a pregnant lady on the top. The actress’s family
all sported various badges. While her mother Sunanda Shetty sported a tiny badge that
had ‘grandmother-to-be’ on it, Raj Kundra was seen flaunting his badge that said
‘baby’s new designer’.
PICTURE PERFECT: Raveena Tandon Thadani and Shilpa were seen bonding
big time. Raveena was overheard telling Shilpa that she should post their picture from
the do, as this was her only chance to look slimmer than Shilpa (who kept
complaining that she was looking like a balloon).
Raj Kundra and Shilpa
Shamita Shetty welcomes Ramona Narang
Shilpa’s parents Sunanda and Surender Shetty
Sameera Reddy stood out in her desi avatar
Farah Khan came with her kids Anya, Diva and Czar
LADY LONG LEGS: Malaika Arora Khan
FAMILY TIES: Maanayata and Namrata walked in together with Namrata’s daughter
Saachi. Later in the evening, Maanayata was seen having dinner with hubby Sanjay at
a SoBo restaurant
Akshay Kumar’s sister Alka and Twinkle’s best friend Anu Dewan were seen at the
baby shower though Akshay’s wife Twinkle (who stays a few blocks away) was not
WHAT’S IN THE BASKET? The ladies were gifted a goody bag or rather basket
(below), that had scented designer candles, short-bread cookies, a small clutch with
girly stuff in it and a box of sweets
WHEN SCRUBS HARM!
That seemingly harmless TLC you want to give yourself may not be the best for
your skin as excessive use of scrubs can cause damage, warn experts to Ismat
It’s probably something most people write into their weekly itineraries, checking
into the spa for some pampering with a sea salt, sugar or another exotic scrub. Often
considered to be a detox, people tend to use a scrub more than their skin actually
needs and this can be detrimental, says skin expert Ishween Anand. “Excessive
scrubbing and rubbing as well as exfoliating can damage the skin, so one should not
do so on a daily basis unless using an extremely mild homemade scrub,” she states.
The damage it can cause
While scrubs are said to slough off dead and dry skin, we often overdo that. “Some
scrubs that have mineral oils, synthetics (abrasive beads made of plastic) or chemicals
that can be harmful if you skin is sensitive. If the skin has a cut or bruise, then avoid
using a salt body scrub as it will aggravate the condition and burn the skin,” adds
Dr Jaishree Sharad explains further, “The topmost layer of the skin is a protective
barrier layer. Too much scrubbing will disrupt this layer and make the skin more
sensitive to UV rays, leading to easy tanning, rashes and sunburns. Also, the creams
used for scrubs can block pores and cause whiteheads and infection of hair follicles,
known as folliculitis.”
Can scrubs really get rid of dull, dry, or flaky skin, clogged pores, blemishes, white
bumps and uneven skin tone? Dr Sharad busts some myths. “On the contrary, it is
wrong to scrub dry flaky skin as this will disrupt the barrier function of skin making it
extremely sensitive. Moisturise with a coconut milkbased moisturiser if you have
flaky skin. Scrubbing will cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation leading to
darkening of blemishes,” she avers.
How often should one use scrubs in a spa? “Maybe once in seven or 15 days. Every
every three to four days is not advisable,” says spa manager Sonali Kadam.
So, what works?
Natural exfoliants are said to be the ideal choice. Adds Anand, “Scrubs made with
natural ingredients such as sugar, salt, carrier oils, honey work, assuming you are not
over doing it. Also choose natural oils such as sweet almond oil, Jojoba and Avocado
oil. These natural ingredients are great for the skin.”
Specialists believe one should choose their scrubs based on the type of skin,
sensitivity of skin, frequency of use and process.
“Whipped scrubs are also great as the particle sizes of the exfoliants are much
smaller and are better for sensitive skin. Try a grated coconut pack mixed in coconut
water or crushed almond and mint leaves; it will cleanse the skin well,” adds Dr
Sugar: It is considered gentle as it has smoother edges than salt. Can be great for
Apricot kernels: Rich in vitamin A, which is vital for healthy skin, they are perfect
for elbows, backs, heels and thicker skins. Nutshells and fruit kernels can have jagged
edges so they aren’t ideal for sensitive skin.
Honey: As a moisturiser, honey is an apt skin softener and can nourish the skin. Can
be used in combination with oatmeal.
Oatmeal: A gentle grain, oatmeal moisturises skin. It is able to reduces inflammation
in sensitive skin.
DIY SCRUBS THAT WON’T HARM SKIN Cooling, nourishing scrub:
Grated coconut — 3/4 cup Wild turmeric powder — 5 pinches Sandalwood oil — 15
Method: Mix together and apply gently on skin.
Ingredients: White cane sugar — 1/2 cup Honey — 1/4 cup Avocado oil — 1/4 cup
Wheatgerm oil — a few drops Aloe Vera gel — 5 tbsp Crushed rose petals — few
Mix together and apply gently on skin.
Berries are good for your skin
Perhaps the best protection from harmful UV rays comes from berries. Right from
strawberries to blueberries, raspberries cranberries, and more, the deeply coloured
fruits are considered to be the most effective skin foods. They help the skin construct
collagen, which makes it smooth and supple. Berries also have plenty of antioxidants
and can neutralise damaging free radicals, which are a major cause of premature skin
ag ing and cell damage. Experts advocate using berries in face masks and peels.
Mulberries can cure acne and fresh strawberry can be mixed with olive oil and lemon
as a pack. The fruit is good for acne-free skin and improves its tone. Another tip? For
glowing skin, just have a hand ful of mixed berries with your breakfast each morning!
Scientists find alternative to whale barf in perfumes
Aproduct from fir trees and yeast may soon replace ambergris, a kind of whale
barf, to make expensive perfume, scientists said Thursday.
For centuries, perfume makers have prized ambergris for its ability to prevent
scent from dissipating. The wax-like substance is secreted by sperm whales to
protect their digestive systems from sharp objects. When the animals vomit, the
ambergis reacts with salty ocean water and eventually washes ashore in chunks that
can look like rocks. Featured in Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick, it is a stuff of
legend that still garners small fortunes for those who find it on the shores of the
Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean.
Scientists have long sought alternatives for industrial uses because ambergris is
rare, costly at US$10,000 a kilogram, and could “be a factor in whale hunting”, Joerg
Bohlmann, a professor at the University of British Columbia, told AFP. The gene
research, by Bohlmann and his colleague Philipp Zerbe, was published Thursday in
the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Bohlmann said he expects consumers will prefer
the plantbased product to ambergris. “If you ask people what they prefer, a
component on their skin from whale vomit, or resin from a fragrantly-smelling tree,
they may not say the first choice.”
The University of British Columbia will license a bio-tech company to
commercialise the product, he said.
Indians love their smartphones...
Survey conducted by an internet search giant says we use our smartphones for
Internet-related activities more than our American counterparts do
When it comes to accessing Internet through smartphones, the number of Indians
outweigh the number of Americans in the activity, says a survey conducted by a
search engine giant in partnership with a research firm.
The survey indicated that 56 per cent of smartphone holders in India access internet
on their phones multiple times in a day in comparison to 53 per cent in US.
It also said the number of smartphone users in India are less than 50 per cent of the
245 million smartphone user population in the US.
Over 75 per cent of the Indians visit social networking sites on their smartphones as
compared to 54 per cent in US, while, up to 81 per cent of Indians access e-mail on
the phones as against 73 per cent doing the same in US, the survey said.
“Culturally, even beyond the well-educated, mainstream Indians are technology
curious and device-savvy. We believe that the internet — like telephony did — is
making the leap from wired internet to mobile, and hundreds of millions of Indians
will go online on their mobile devices,” the search engine giant’s Country Head
(Products) Lalitesh Katragadda said.
Of the 56 per cent usage of internet through smartphones in India, 59 per cent are
males and 48 per cent females, the survey said.
The survey emphasised that mobile phones are no longer just means to make calls
and send messages but are also used to follow news, watch TV, listen to music, check
e-mail and access internet.
A majority, 77 per cent, of the smartphone users in India use the device to listen to
music, 35 per cent of them read newspapers, book and magazines or watch TV while
33 per cent use it to play video games, the survey showed.
“Smartphones, being powerful devices, can act as pocket supercomputers as well
and can do a lot more than to just navigate through social networking pages,” it added
ON A KEY NOTE: Indians keep busy on phones
I live to eat, can’t diet’
...confesses Amrita Raichand, as she shares her fitness secrets
My exercise regime
I use a combination of everything, as I get bored easily of the same routine. So my
exercise regime is a nice mix of Aiyangar yoga, aerobics, weight training, swimming
and my favourite — long walks.
I live to eat so dieting is just not my cup of tea. Yes I am careful about what I eat after
7 pm which mainly means no carbs at that time. And when I have a shoot coming up
then I become a little more disciplined (laughs).
My problem areas
My face. I just can’t seem to get rid of the baby fat on it!
My body is very flexible and luckily I have thin legs.
My fitness idol
Every woman who is a mother and still has a great body is my fitness idol. I take my
inspiration from real people and especially older women because when I see one
looking beautiful and fit beyond a certain age I feel, ‘Yes the future is bright!’ as long
as you take care of yourself.
MY FAVOURITE CELEB BODY MALE Hritik Roshan MY FAVOURITE
CELEB BODY FEMALE Julia Roberts MY FITNESS MANTRA Eat well,
exercise five times a week, sleep well and most importantly be happy! As told to
Debarati S Sen
FOODIE: Amrita Raichand
Shopping paradise for men
The new Raymond store in Thane promises a complete shopping experience
Raymond Ltd., India’s leading textile and apparel major today announced the
launch of its 684th The Raymond Shop (TRS) at Thane. Located on the arterial
Ghodbunder Road, this outlet sprawled over 8,500 sq ft will offer customers the entire
range of Raymond fabrics and apparel brands in an ultra-premium ambience. The
store has the most contemporary retail and visual merchandising elements that
accentuate the premium ambience, that’s a fusion of contemporary style and
traditional design elements. Combined with the Raymond signature service and
fashion advisory of it’s well-trained staff, this outlet is sure to raise the standards of
fashion shopping for men in Thane.
The highlight of the store is the Virtual Trial Room, which is the latest retailing
technological innovation that allows a customer to view himself dressed in different
garments to make his choice easier. From the inception of The Raymond Shop in
1959, the Raymond retail network has strived to provide it’s customers with an
unmatched shopping experience. It has pioneered the modern-day organised retailing
in the country as early as five decades ago. Its wide reach and range of products,
makes it the largest one stop retail network for men in the fabric and apparel category
in the country. Its reach across the length and breadth of the country including big
cities and smaller towns has allowed The Raymond Shop to tap a wide spectrum of
consumers. The chain has been customer driven from the start providing excellent
service and merchandise. The Raymond Shop, today, epitomises the Raymond brand
values of trust, excellence, quality and leadership.
Keeping in line with this fine tradition of reflecting the Raymond values and
customer proposition, the 684th store offers complete wardrobe solutions to its
customers with a fine range of fabrics and ready to wear collection. It offers over
3,000 qualities, shades and designs of Raymond fabric to its customers. In addition to
the complete range of suiting and shirting fabric, it also offers Custom Tailoring along
with men’s apparel and accessories from Raymond Premium Apparel, Park Avenue,
ColorPlus and Parx. The store houses the Made-to-Measure setup, which offers
customised wardrobes to customers, who do not compromise on style, fit and finish.
The Raymond Shop has always taken great care to build excellent customer
experience and ensures that it stays contemporary and fresh to its customers. This
store at Thane like the other The Raymond Shops is a one-stop-shop for millions of
The Raymond Shop, Raunak Centre, Ghodbunder Road, Thane (W).
The new Raymond showroom at Ghodbunder Road, Thane (W)
The store has a huge variety of options
An international vibe
Tryst boasts of a world class ambience
Tryst at Phoenix Mills has been the perfect launchpad for many upcoming artistes
with its New York, SoHo style ambience. Everything from the lights and cocktails to
the the placement of the exclusive tables enhances the clubbing experience for its elite
clientele. The special LED lights installed from Spain make it the first nightclub in
India to have such a high tech lighting system where the lights react to human voice
Tryst also has its own special cocktails made from the famous Jager miester. On the
music front, it plays global dance tunes from the likes of David Guetta, Swedish
House Mafia and other global sounds. You will also hear special Turkish sets
performed by Bunty Arora and the in-house DJ Sandy. Wednesdays are dedicated to
Hip Hop played by DJ AJ.
Recently Anusha premiered her latest music video at Tryst. Born in Sudan, Africa,
Anusha lived in the UK and later in Australia before finally finding her way back to
India. Said Anusha, “I couldn’t think of a better place to premiere my video — it goes
with the look and feel I’m aiming for — international!” Following Anusha’s
performance, a set was played by the very cool DJ B Projekt.
Summer holidays — a good time to get into shape
Bharat Thakur tells you how
Summer is a great time to focus on weight loss. The heat warms up muscles in your
body so they are supple and flexible. The body then responds better to a workout.
Artistic Yoga is an intense, dynamic practice that helps one lose weight. It doesn’t just
burn calories and drain the body of energy but works on the endocrinal system to fix
the metabolic rate and bring about a sustained weight loss.
For losing weight, Artistic Yoga focuses on cardiovascular training, increasing the
metabolic rate, detoxification and balancing of hormones. For example, forcardio-
vascular endurance, we practice kriyas such as KapalBhati. Surya Namaskar at a
faster pace and the dynamic practice of asanas takes this further. The endocrinal
function is regulated through the practice of bandhas such as Jalandhar Bandh,
MoolBandh and UdiyanBandh. Pranayamas such as AnulomVilom or alternate nostril
breathing increase metabolic rate, reduce anxiety and detoxification.
Studios at: Marine Drive, Chowpatty, Bandra, Juhu, Worli, Cuffe Parade, Napean Sea
Road, Lokhandwala, Versova, Borivali, Thane, Tardeo, Matunga (E) and Powai.
Group classes, personal training and corporate programs are available. Call: 1-800-
Virasana and (inset) Bharat Thakur
Miranda’s unusual beauty secrets
Model Miranda Kerr has revealed some unusual beauty techniques. In a recent
interview, the 29-year-old revealed how she uses rosehip oil to boost her complexion,
lip balm to give her eyes a lift and a kitchen tablespoon to curl her eyelashes. After
applying a coat of mascara she pinches her eyelashes between her thumb and the piece
of cutlery to achieve the desired look. Miranda, who gave birth to son Flynn last year,
says that motherhood has forced her to rely on quick fix beauty solutions.
Miranda, who has previously extolled the benefits of coconut oil and Tahitian Noni
Juice, also said that rosehip oil helps give her skin a natural glow. The oil has long
been recommended as a remedy for healing scars, pits and other skin blemishes.
Getting jiggy with it...
Bachchans to shake a leg together after seven years. The video will have a series
Rohit Shetty’s Bol Bachchan is all set to record a title track that has a series of
firsts. Sources indicate that Amitabh Bachchan, who is expected to fly overseas for a
health check up, has made adjustments in his travel schedule to film a special song for
BB. This track will see the Bachchans shaking a leg with their next-door neighbour
and good friend, actor-producer Ajay Devgn for the first time. Big B has sung for the
track and the music interludes will also have the veteran mouthing iconic dialogue
from his hit movies like Amar Akbar Anthony and other entertainers. Not just that,
Abhishek will also sing a few lines. The track will bring Abhishek and Amitabh
together after Kajra Re (2005’s Bunty Aur Babli). Himesh Reshammiya is the music
composer and veteran choreographer Chinni Prakash who has worked with the Big B
on Jumma Chumma De De (Hum; 1992) is the dance director for this track. One
hears the song will picturised in Mumbai in the second week of May.
Dancing duo: Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan