Monday, April 27, 2015

Another hoax rumor of Amitabh Bachchan’s illness shames journalism!

Once again WhatsApp and other Social Media shamed journalism by circulating fake rumors of superstar Amitabh Bachchan being seriously ill. 

The rumor mills went viral on Sunday afternoon and spread like a forest fire because the news mentioned that Amitabh Bachchan had been infected by a serious infection and was hospitalized at Bandra’s Lilavati Hospital. To make the news authentic the pranksters had even put pictures of Amitabh Bachchan’s anxious son Abhishek Bachchan and mother Jaya Bachchan in despair!

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However soon when genuine journalists jumped to scrutinize the authenticity of the news the learned that Amitabh Bachchan was hale and healthy and was spotted with his family attending a party organized by filmmaker Karan Johar at his Bandra residence late night on Sunday. 

On further investigation as to how the rumor spread revealed that usually Amitabh Bachchan has the habit of entertaining his fans on Sunday but this Sunday he failed to appear hence his fans got anxious and the rumor spread. 

A source close to Bachchan family informed, “Every Sunday Amitabh Bachchan Sahab comes out in the gallery of his bungalow and waves hand to his passionate fans, which throngs his bungalow, each Sunday in large number but this Sunday Bachchan Sahab did not appear as he was busing shooting for his upcoming film WAZIR.”

“However Bachchan Sahab had instructed his security guards about his schedule but unfortunately the guards goofed up. Instead of notifying Bachchan fans that Bachchan Sahab was busying shooting they erroneously informed them that Bachchan Sahab is ill thus the rumor went viral!,” lamented the source.

Anurag Kashyap annoyed at Radhika Apte’s Frontal Nude Video Going Viral!

Eminent filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is an angry man because a portion of his short film which he had directed exclusively for an International film company has gone viral. Readers may wonder so what’s the big deal? 

Well the portion that has gone viral on WhatsApp and other social media is that of Bollywood sex bomb Radhika Apte exposing her frontal nudity below the belt, a scene which has never ever been portrayed on Indian screen! 

Readers may recall that Radhika Apte is the new bold and beautiful sex siren who was scenes in some tantalizing bedroom scenes with Varun Dhawn in the recent hit film BADLAPUR. She was also seen in the film HUNTERR.

The scene which has gone viral depicts the hot actress lifting her dress and exposing her nude front part below the belt. The clip has taken the nation by storm and is being circulated among the youth like a hot cake and this has annoyed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

Briefing the media Anurag Kashyap retorted, “The scene being circulated on WhatsApp is actually an integral portion of the movie and is very important for the narrative but I feel disgusted at the cheap mentality of people, who are sharing the video for sexual pleasure!!” 

He added, “The circulation of the scene is an insult to an artist’s work. The scene has nothing sensational or seductive and was shot with an entire crew consisting of women. Even while the footage was in post-production care was taken about its privacy.” 

Anurag informs that the film is a short 20 minute film based on a true story and he had been commissioned to direct the film for a International film company. “Besides me six other top notch directors from across the globe have been commissioned to direct short stories that will eventually clubbed into a single movie,” informed Anurag Kashyap. 

Anurag Kashyap is so angry with the leaked video that he has even taken up the issue with Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, who has assured him to take to take necessary steps and trace the culprit!

After Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play a boxer!

Though cricket is supposed to be the most popular game in India but it seems Bollywood is more fascinated with boxing, a game that highlights machismo!

Remember in the past macho star like Dara Singh playing a boxer in the movie BOXER (1965), Amitabh Bachchan in NASEEB (1981), Dharmendra in MAIN INTEQUAM LOONGA (1982), Mithun Chakraborty in BOXER (1984) Sunny Deol in GHAYAL (1990), Aamir Khan in GULAM (1998) etc.

The trend has continued even today. According to latest news brilliant actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to play of a boxer in his forthcoming film being directed by Sujoy Ghosh, which is based on the book The Devotion Of Suspect X. According to reports Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be pitted against Saif Ali Khan.

To get into the skin of the character Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is quite thin, has, began enhancing his body and muscles under the supervision of a physical trainer at his personal gym. In addition to building his physique he is also learning boxing and kickboxing techniques to give authenticity to his character, which is his forte.

Readers may recall that the trend of boxing has picked up in Bollywood thanks to the success of Priyanka Chopra starrer in MARY KOM. 

Others actors who will be seen playing boxers in upcoming movies include Ranbir Kapoor, playing a street fighter in BOMBAY VELVET, Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra playing boxers in BROTHERS and Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar’s SULTAN.

In fact even actor-producer John Abraham had planned a remake of Sylvester Stallone Hollywood hit ROCKY with former world champion David Haye, with whom he has collaborated for a flagship fitness-cum-boxing centre too.