Bill Clinton requests Amitabh to attend CGI (Film Snippets)November 26th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Former US president Bill Clinton has been trying to convince Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to attend the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting to be held in Hong Kong next month.“Bill Clinton writes in to ask me to join their global conference for the betterment of the world in Hong Kong,” Amitabh posted in one of his recent blog entries.
The latest update on the same from Amitabh has been that Clinton called him up “to request” him to come for the event.
The veteran actor has mentioned about the CGI more than once on his blog.
In one of the posts, he wrote: “I need to prepare also for the CGI - Clinton Global Initiative. Global warming, solar energy, lighting villages….”
The CGI was established in 2005 by Clinton to bring together global leaders from various backgrounds to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Topless women interrupt ‘Khalbali’ shooting
While shooting near a poolside in Bangkok for their forthcoming film “Khalbali”, the cast and the crew were constantly distracted by a group of topless women relaxing there.
“Director Ajay Chandok was shooting a song there,” a source said.
“The women weren’t conscious of the people around. But no matter how hard the crew tried to ignore the sight, it was not possible for them to concentrate on the work,” the source added.
“Khalbali” stars Nikhil Dwivedi, Chunky Pandey, Rajpal Yadav, Shruti Seth and Johny Lever, apart from others.
Aamir gave me the best compliment ever: Jiah Khan
British-born actress Jiah Khan, who hogged the limelight for her role in Ram Gopal Varma’s “Nishabd” opposite Amitabh Bachchan in 2007, says she has received the best ever compliment in her life from her “Ghajini” co-star Aamir Khan.
“Aamir told my mother that if I was a part of ‘Ghajini’ it was because of my own achievement and talent. It was the best compliment I have received that too from the best actor of the country - Aamir Khan. What more could I ask for,” Jiah said.
Jiah says getting selected for “Ghajini” was the most memorable moment for her because she feared rejection.
“When Aamir and the director told me I was in, I couldn’t believe it! I was in tears and overwhelmed,” she said.