No ‘Short Kut’ to success for Amrita Rao (Film Snippets)

July 7th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) She has been hogging the limelight for her dare to bare act in “Short Kut: The Con Is On” that releases Friday. But Amrita Rao says she believes in hardwork and not taking shortcuts to achieve success in life.
“My entry in filmdom was not a freak accident, it was my participation in ad films that got me due recognition with famous directors and producers. I guess that’s the only shortcut I have taken in my life and it paid off. Otherwise, I don’t believe in shortcuts at all, I believe in the fact that slow and steady wins the race,” she said.

“Short Kut-The Con Is On” is a comedy and it also stars Arshad Warsi and Akshaye Khanna. It has been produced by Anil Kapoor and directed by Neeraj Vora.


Post ‘New York’ Kabir Khan busy babysitting

Bollywood filmmaker Kabir Khan, who is currently basking in the success of his recently released film “New York”, is busy taking care of his kids while his wife, popular host Mini Mathur, is shooting for a new TV show in Malaysia.

Mini is shooting in the jungles of Malaysia for Sony TV’s soon-to-begin adventure reality show “Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao”. And Khan is taking care of their five-year-old son and less than a-year-old daughter.

“The jungle is not for kids and now that the film has released and received a fabulous response, Kabir has promised he will take care of the kids and will be shuttling over the weekends to catch up with me. I will definitely go crazy here after two months,” Mini said in a press release.

The Indian version of the British adventure show “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” will go on air July 13. In the show, celebrities will be left in a jungle with the bare essentials needed to survive under adverse conditions.

Mini will be hosting the show with VJ Yudhishtir, popularly known as Yudi.


Kirron Kher digs own wardrobe for TV show

There is no designer to be thanked for Bollywood actress Kirron Kher’s classic clothes and accessories that she sports on the reality show “India’s Got Talent”. She digs into her own wardrobe to deck up for the show.

“All the clothes that I wear on the show are my own. I mostly wear saris,” Kirron told IANS.

The actress’ ethnic and royal taste in terms of fashion is not hidden from many who have followed her style.

Talking about her taste, she said: “I love ethnic and woven saris, but I’m not too fond of embroidered ones. I love kanjivarams, tussars and those with kantha work. I also like French printed chiffons for their lovely flow. Basically, anything which is understated and has fine work and looks like from the 1920s and 1930s is my ideal choice.”

Among the designers, Kirron likes Pallavi Jaikishen, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla and Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s saris.

She is judging the variety reality show along with internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and actress Sonali Bendre.

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