Despite a recession,producer Madhu Mantena is a happy man these days...

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: February 20, 2009 12:44:38 am

Dream team
Despite a recession,producer Madhu Mantena is a happy man these days. Reason: he has teamed up with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his next,Chenab Gandhi. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan,Hurman Baweja and Vidya Balan. “It is a privilege to work with Big B,” says Mantena. Chenab Gandhi is set in the 1930s and is made on a budget of Rs 35 crore. The film also marks the debut of Vibhu Puri as a director.

Looks matter
There has been so much hype surrounding Delhi 6 but Divya Dutta’s look in the film has been kept under wraps. Apparently the actress is all set to surprise the audiences by flaunting a daring new gypsy look with tattoos all over her neck and arms. The pretty actress looks four shades darker than her normal self. “It took four hours for my makeup. It was exhausting but I loved the end result. All the effort was worth it,” says the actress.

Fine line
Dimaag ko shot mat de,Yeda bana ke peda mat kha,are popular phrases among teenagers. One such phrase has become a favourite with Ashmit Patel who is all set with his next release The Flag. In the movie,Ashmit has one favourite one-liner and that is ‘Dimaag ka dhaliya mat bana’. According to a friend of Ashmit’s,he is so addicted to this one-liner that he keeps saying it all the time. “I have got so habituated to this funny one-liner that I have made it a part of my daily conversation,” laughs the actor.

Karan’s dream dance
THE man,who is a dream director for many Bollywood actresses today,revealed on Oye! It’s Friday that he used to day-dream about only one as a young boy…the gorgeous Sridevi. In his growing up days,Karan Johar would gather all his friends every Friday after school at his place and would put up a grand show of Sridevi’s dance numbers for all. His favourite those days was the hit song Ta Thaiya Ta Thaiya Ho where the southern siren danced alongside Jumping Jack Jeetendra,surrounded by dozens of earthern pots.

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