I am unaffordable, Raj Kundra boasts

Ali Zafar
Ali Zafar

We all know that businessman Raj Kundra and superstar Salman Khan are at loggerheads and have never agreed or even made an effort to agree with each other. Their rivalry has now gone a step higher after Raj made a comment in a recent interview that Salman Khan is nowhere close to him when it comes to their financial status and that his monthly income is more than what Salman earns from a movie.

The businessman has further stated that he would never want to be like the superstar. Recently, Raj had tweeted that he is “unaffordable”.

“To all the Senti’Mental’ lot out there in a business interview I was asked would I act I said as a businessman i am unaffordable…period!” read his tweet.

He again tweeted, “Dear friends respect all work. Excel in what you do. Create multiple sources of income. Finally Mujey Iss interview mein ‘Kick’ Mila xx.”

Kundra later tweeted, “To all haters….all I have to say is when u do charity u don’t need to talk about it. What I do when I do is none of your business. #kick.”

KICK is Salman Khan’s upcoming film which was set for Eid release. We wonder what is Salman’s reaction to these comments.

Yes. I said that too. Raj wjo?!


Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra went bald for a crucial sequence in the forthcoming biopic Mary Kom based on the life of Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom. The actress says it was her "responsibility" to do justice to her character.

The versatile actress says she was very excited about her look, so much so that she was all around the film's set in that look.

"Mary has done it (gone bald) in her life. This is an authentic scene in the film and I was very excited about it," Priyanka said on Wednesday at the launch of the film's trailer.

"First of all I am an actor, so as an actor it is my responsibility that whatever character I take up I do it with honesty. This is always my personal challenge that I set for myself that how differently I can portray all my characters. So I was not at all hesitant, in fact I was very excited," she added.

Will she ever go bald in real life?

"Never say never. I always surprise myself, so you never know," the 32-year-old said.

Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and helmed by Omung Kumar, Mary Kom will hit the theatres on September 5.


Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar has turned filmmaker with a yet untitled short film. Ali, 34, who was mostly known for his singing prowess back home in Pakistan, began his acting career with the Bollywood movie Tere Bin Laden.

The Total Siyapaa actor posted a picture of himself from the film's set on micro-blogging site Twitter.

He tweeted: "The details of the film have been kept under wraps."

As an actor, Ali will next be seen in Shaad Ali's Kill Dil that also stars Parineeti Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Govinda.


Om Puri says filmmakers in Bollywood do not write roles for older actors which leaves them with no choice but to retire. ”There are not many roles written for older actors and it gets difficult to get exciting roles today unlike the west. In western countries, there are roles written for older actors. Films are made on them, including love stories. But that is not the case here,” Puri lamented.

“If I don’t get work, then I will retire only. I don’t go and knock doors for work, if I get work I will do it. I will do theatre otherwise,” he added. Puri will be seen next in The Hundred-Foot Journey, which is an upcoming American comedy-drama film but back home he has no films in his kitty.

“I don’t have work… Tell someone to give me work. I am serious, I am not having any work to do right now. Priyadarshan was there (who used to take him in his films), but he is also not doing anything right now,” he said.

“In this age there are not many roles being written for us. And I don’t call up people and ask for work,” he said.

Amitabh Bachchan still gets work at the age of 71, and Puri feels the megastar’s involvement with commercial films has become a boon for him.

“They (filmmakers) take stars. They have been stars, I am not a star… Not commercially at least. I have been a wonderful actor, but not a commercial star. For Mr Bachchan films are being made like Sarkar and others. I have never got Rs one crore for a film, I get Rs 40-50 lakh only, or Rs 15-25 lakh,” he said.(10 lakhs is equivalent to about 1.4 million shillings).

“I don’t expect anything from anybody. When you grow old…your days are gone, it is part of life. They (Hollywood filmmakers) make films with older stars where they play main parts, but that is not the tradition with us. Here films are made for money, they (in Hollywood) make films with passion, may be not all films."

However, he feels there are a few filmmakers in India who are passionate about their movies.

“We have filmmakers who make films with some kind of responsibility and take cinema seriously like Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, Prakash Jha. But now these people also take stars…without stars they cannot work. Then, they even add item songs in a film, like Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh was a good film but he added a (item) song,” he added.