Bollywood bigwigs like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Kajol, Lata Mangeshkar amongst others have joined hands to raise funds in a marathon seven-hour musical gala as they celebrate the 66th Indian independence day .
The funds are for Uttarakhand flood victims. Composers Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, along with writer/poet Prasoon Joshi will also participate in the event in an effort to raise Rs 25-30 crores. All the celebrities will be performing free of charge as their contribution to this noble cause.
The event that is being touted as the highlight of this event will be Big B performing with Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Joshi. He will be singing Mera Desh (My country) that has been penned by Joshi and composed by the music director Trio.
"The noble initiative is an opportunity for the entire Hindi film industry to stand by the very people who showered us with unconditional love and have made us who we are," Bachchan said.
Yo Yo Honey Singh Miffs Vishal and Shekhar
Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh is riding high on the apparent success of the Lungi Dance song in Chennai Express. The song was a tribute to the superstar Rajnikanth who actually called Shah Rukh Khan to compliment him for the cheeky ode.
“I did it (the song) for Shahrukh bhai. I had a great time shooting with Sharukh Bhai ,Deepika Padukone and Rohit Shetty. I’d work with Shahrukh any day again. He just has to ask,” said Honey Singh. “He is a phenomenon and a source of inspiration to all outsiders in Bollywood like me. We will be collaborating again very soon.”
On the other hand, Vishal and Shekhar, who are personal friends of SRK are rather miffed at the inclusion of this song since they provided the music to this soundtrack. Looks like another controvery is brewing. Honey Singh was in a very scandalous story and was almost deported because he was accused of rapping about encouraging rape but he claimed that the video and the song were totally a fake.
Double Whammy With Double Role
Salman Khan may be in the midst of shooting his new film but he’s already bagged another huge banner film that’s going to be directed by Suraj Barjatya. We will be seeing Salman in a double role for this yet to be titled venture. The last time we say Sallu in a double role was in Judwaa back in 1997. The lead lady hasn’t been finalised as yet but the names being rattled off a list right now are Anushka Sharma, Ileana D’Cruz and Parineeti Chopra.
Salman has a great rapport with director Suraj Barjatya from the days when he worked with him in super hit films like Maine Pyaar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun.
Rishi Kapoor and Big B Back on screen together
The last time we saw these two actors in a scene together was in 1991 in Shashi Kapoor’s Ajooba. They were part of the cast in Delhi 6 but the duo didn’t have any scenes together; and now they will be facing each other on the big screen as friends who have not spoken to each other in more than 25 years, in Sudhir Mishra’s Mehrunissa.
The duo have been advised to be as hostile as possible to each other. The project is about a Muslim and a Hindu friend who fell out because they both fell in love with the same girl. It’s about their confrontation after 25 years.
Chitrangada Singh plays the girl they both fell in love with. But most of her scenes would be with the actors who play the young Big B and Rishi.