Rahul Bose doesn’t mind injuries while playing rugby

June 14th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Johnny Depp

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Talented actor Rahul Bose simply loves playing rugby - so much so that he doesn’t mind the broken fingers and nose that he suffers during tournaments. The actor was selected to play for India at the World Cup qualifier for the Asian zone rugby tournament in Bangkok recently.

Speaking of the injuries he has suffered, Rahul said: “I have had two major arthroscopies, six broken fingers, including two shattered thumbs and three broken noses. The most serious one was when dirt was kicked violently into my eyes. I almost lost my eyesight because there were 210 pieces of stones stuck in the corneas of both my eyes.”

The actor, however, admitted that India has a long way to go to reach the World Cup.

“The best 32 nations play the World Cup. India is ranked 83rd and we were recognised only 10 years ago and have decades to go before we reach the World Cup,” Rahul said.

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Shaan heads for vacation with wife, kids

Bollywood playback singer Shaan is all set to take his family on a “much-needed” vacation.

“I will be going to Europe on a holiday on the 19th along with my wife and kids,” Shaan told IANS by phone from Mumbai.

The family holiday would last almost 20 days, he said.

Shaan, who has sung Bollywood chartbusters like “Jab se tere naina” and “Chaand sifaarish”, is not one of those who takes frequent sabbaticals from work.

“This is the first time I’m going on a holiday,” he said.

This is an ideal time for him to take a break as there is not much on the work front right now. “I’m not doing anything soon apart from a few songs here and there.”

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Dino Morea busy jet-setting for work

Model-turned-actor Dino Morea says he’s been kept really busy travelling for work.

“I was shooting in Hyderabad and then flew to Bangkok, from where I headed to Dubai and now I am back to Hyderabad - and all in a matter of four days!” he was quoted as saying.

Dino, who’s acted in movies like “Raaz” and “Dus Kahaniyaan”, said: “It has been a hectic but exciting four days as well, where I have got a very humbling compliment about my current look.”

The actor is flaunting a French beard and a hat that often reminds people of popular Hollywood actor Johnny Depp.

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Anita Hassanandini to play Draupadi

Actress Anita Hassanandini, who has acted in films like “Kuch To Hai” and “Krishna Cottage”, has been chosen to play the role of Draupadi in Ekta Kapoor’s mega serial “Kahani Hamare Mahabharat Ki”.

Anita is said to have beaten popular TV actress Gauri Pradhan in the race to bag the coveted role.

The mega serial is scheduled to go on air Aug 15 and the actress, who is excitedly waiting for the narrations to begin, is studying the character well by reading the Hindu epic “Mahabharata”, a release stated.

Anita, who was also seen in Balaji Telefilm’ “Kabhi Sautan Kabhie Saheli”, is working on her looks and has started growing her hair to get into the skin of the character.

The actress made her Bollywood debut with the 2003 horror film “Kuch To Hai” produced by Balaji Telefilms, followed by “Krishna Cottage” (2004) and “Koi Aap Sa” (2005).

She played the protagonist in the serial “Kavyanjali”.

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