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Is she Salman Khan’s new girl? Aamir Khan is a living legend: Kareena Kapoor
Salman Khan is known to help young actors find their footing in the big, bad world of Bollywood. Starting with Katrina Kaif, who is now among the top actors in the industry, he’s gone on to support Zarine Khan, Hazel Keech and Mahek Chahal among others. Now, it seems that south actor Daisy Shah is next in line. The Dabangg star apparently did a shoot with her at his farmhouse on his birthday. “They drove down to Panvel on Thursday morning with his crew and photographers and did an extensive shoot there,” says a source present at the farmhouse. This was not just an ordinary photo shoot that he went all the way to Panvel for; it looked as though the team was doing a look test with Daisy. “Salman’s farmhouse is massive. They did photo and video shoots at different locations at the place all through the day,” says the source. Reportedly, the female lead has not been decided for any of Salman’s 2013 projects — Sohail Khan’s Sher and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick. The shoot gives rise to speculations that Daisy could be the lucky Actress Kareena Kapoor calls actor Aamir Khan a living legend. “Aamir is a living legend. He has a beautiful mind and he definitely is one of the finest actors of all time,” Kareena said during India’s Prime Icon programme aired on Big CBS Prime. The actor is competing with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, A.R. Rahman and Narendra Modi for the title of “India’s Prime Icon”. Kareena’s elder sister Karisma Kapoor, who has worked with Aamir in “Raja Hindustani”, also heaped praise at the actor. “Aamir is most definitely an icon and a true legend. He is always up to something new and different. I’ve had the opportunity of working with him in iconic films like ‘Raja Hindustani’ and ‘Andaaz Apna Apna’,” Karisma said. “I’m really happy that after ‘Talaash’ and ’3 Idiots’ even Kareena-Aamir jodi has become a hit pair,” she added.

one to feature in either of these films. Salman had a hearing related to his 2002 hit-and-run case on December 27, but the actor was exempted from his court appearance. “He made the best use of the day. Salman came back to Mumbai late in the evening, after wrapping up the shoot,” says the source. Daisy was an assistant to choreographer Ganesh

Acharya in films like Zameen (2003) and Khakee (2004). Salman also has a subtle connection with her: She was the female lead opposite south actor Jaggesh in the original Kannada version of his 2011 hit Bodyguard. The film turned out to be an equally big hit when it was remade in Hindi with Salman and Kareena in the same year.

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Hailing from an army background, Anushka Sharma has led a very quiet and disciplined life, but confesses her profession has now made her an attention-seeker – an “occupational hazard” for all actors. “I am not spoilt as I was brought up in an army background. But every actor is an attentionseeker. It is an occupational hazard for us. If I don’t seek attention, I will not be doing my work well,” said Anushka in an interview. The actress made her Bollywood debut in 2008 with “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” and later went on to do films like “Badmaash Company”, “Band Baaja Baaraat”, “Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl” and most recently “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. In a short span of four years, Anushka has carved a niche for herself in Bollywood and the 24-year-old says she wants to use her success to do things on her own terms. “You should use success as a way of doing your work in a better way. I want to be successful to be able to do things on my own terms. You should use your stardom and success to be able to pull people into the theatre. That’s what I would want to do with my success,” Anushka said. Asked what her mantra to survive in the industry is, she said: “Do your work and mind your own business; that is the only way.” Anushka admits she wasn’t sure about the film industry before she joined it, but her views changed once she became a part of it. “I used to think it is a dirty

Every actor is an attention Imran Khan follows the footsteps of uncle Aamir Khan seeker: Anushka Sharma
Actor Imran Khan is following in the footsteps of his uncle Aamir Khan and pasting posters of his new film “Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola” on taxis. Imran recounts the similarity between his way and what Aamir once did. “Twenty four years ago Aamir uncle pasted the posters of his film ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’. I remember him telling the story that he and my mother were roaming around the bylanes of Bandra and seeking the permission of rickshaw drivers to paste the posters of his film and telling them that he is the hero of the film,” the 29-year-old said here Monday while promoting the film. “Flash forward 24 years and I find myself doing the same thing. Actually in our city public transport is the most important thing whether it is rickshaw, taxis or buses, it has always been the lifeline of the city. I think it is the easiest way to communicate and reach out to the people,” he added. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, “Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola” also features Anushka Sharma,

Shah Rukh Khan-Karan Johar friends again, to celebrate New Year together
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar are best friends again! There is no tension between the two and in fact they will be celebrating New Year together in Dubai this time. Shah Rukh Khan has finished shooting a song sequence for Chennai Express and has left for Dubai to join Karan. The two seem to be on a holiday spree. Few days back also Karan Johar was holidaying with Shah Rukh and his family in London. “I am here to spend time with Aryan and Gauri. Shah Rukh, Gauri and I are a unit that has

field because of these news channels playing dumb stories. But now I feel that when you get a lot here, you need to give back equally too. So whoever is the biggest star right now is working that much harder,” she said. After garnering critical acclaim for her performance in “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, Anushka will now be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola” opposite Imran Khan and Pankaj Kapoor. It releases Jan 11. The actress found the role of Bijlee challenging as it was difficult for her to relate to it. “This is the first time I dealt with something which I just could not relate to. When I was growing up I was not at all spoilt. There was no scope for throwing tantrums in my

house. Plus, she (Bijlee) is not a stereotypical spoilt brat. I could not look at my personal references for this. I had to be like someone else totally,” she said. Anushka admits that though she felt intimidated by Pankaj Kapoor, she had learnt a lot from the veteran actor. “Pankaj Kapoor is one of the best actors one has ever seen because he has been a theatre actor. He has learnt to blank out people and the crowd and focus. That is one of the strengths an actor must possess,” she said. “I was intimidated by him. He doesn’t talk much so you are always on tenterhooks around him. But it is such a pleasure seeing him act. He doesn’t drink and he has played an alcoholic,” she said.

Pankaj Kapur and Shabana

Azmi. It hits theatres Jan 11.

evolved beyond the realms of

the film fraternity,” said Johar.

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Harper Government Marks New Year with Historic Pension Reforms
The Harper Government is ringing in the New Year with historic public sector pension reforms that will save Canadian taxpayers $2.6-billion over the next five years. The reforms, which come into effect today, bring federal employee pension contributions more in line with the private sector by introducing a 50-50 cost sharing model for pension plan members. The retirement age for new federal hires will also increase, effective January 1, 2013, from 60 to 65 years of age. “Bringing public sector pension contributions more in line with the private sector is the right thing to do,” said the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board. “It’s also the fiscally responsible thing to do. These changes underscore our Government’s commitment to returning to balanced budgets and ensuring the pension system is financially sustainable over the long term.” The pension changes, introduced in the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, which received Royal Assent in second half of FY14. On the policy front, the RBI pointed out that the recent reforms are inadequate for turning around the investment cycle and policy measures in the area of domestic resource allocation such as mining and land acquisition are required. The report took note of the rising non-performing asset in banking system and said it may constrain lending. Referring to inf lation trend, it said while core inf lation could come off faster due to weak demand, consumer price rate would ease at a slower pace. December, are expected to generate ongoing savings of

US House Set to Take Up ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal To Avoid Tax Rises
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to take up a deal approved by the Senate a full two hours after the midnight deadline to avert the worst effects of the socalled feared fiscal cliff. The House is meeting at noon to consider the compromise bill approved 89-8 by the Senate to avert the cliff -- a mix of $6 billion in automatic general tax hikes and spending cuts, but it is not clear yet when it would vote on the measure before it goes to President Barack Obama. The compromise deal to avert the full effects of the fiscal cliff that could spark a new recession with the resulting reduction in consumer spending came after lengthy talks between Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Republicans night. It extends the tax cuts approved during the presidency of George W. Bush for Americans earning under $400,000 and couples earning less than $450,000 -- up from the $250,000 level Democrats had originally sought. Spending cuts too have been delayed for two months to allow a wider agreement. The Bush era tax technically expired at midnight with the Congress failing to pass a bill in time, but few effects will be felt as is a U.S. public holiday. The current House can legislate until, when it is replaced by a new legislature chosen in November. Obama welcomed the Senate vote, saying “Leaders from both parties in the Senate came together to reach an agreement that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support today that protects 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small business owners from a middle class tax hike.” “Glad it’s over,” said Democrat Senate Majority Leader

THE MAGIC OF DIVERSITY
“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. ” -Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Harry Reid shortly after the Senate vote. “We’ll see if the Republicans in the House can become functional instead of dysfunctional.” But a statement from House leadership made no promises. “Decisions about whether the House will seek to accept or promptly amend the measure will not be made until House members -- and the American people -- have been able to review the legislation,” the statement said.

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Indian Economy Likely to Grow at 6.3 Percent in 2013: RBS
Indian economy is likely to grow at 6.3 percent next year largely due to favourable base effect, while inflation is expected to drop to a comfortable 5.4 percent level

in FY14, UK-based bank RBS said. “Growth should accelerate to 6.3 percent [in 2013] from 4.8 percent this year [2012] due to favourable base effect, particularly in the industrial sector,” RBS Research said in a report. It said that inflation will trend down next year on the back of weak growth and relatively stable commodity prices. “We do expect a discernible deceleration in inflation as weak growth and relatively stable commodity prices should mitigate inflation pressures. For FY14, we expect inf lation to average 5.4 percent compared with 7.6 percent this fiscal.” Though it is optimistic about higher growth rate, the report warned that ingredients are still missing which will pave the way for a durable recovery with sluggish momentum in both consumption and investment. “At this stage, various indicators, ranging from non-food credit to auto sales, are still showing marked weakness, presumably an outcome of slowing income growth and persistently high inf lation,” it said, adding investment is likely to remain weak at least till

$900 million annually once the 50-50 cost-sharing regime is fully implemented in 2017. “Introducing these historic reforms is an auspicious way to begin the New Year,” said Minister Clement. “It’s an important signal that our Government is on the right track when it comes to finding reasonable savings and respecting Canadian taxpayers’ dollars.” More information about the public service pension plan is available on the Public Service Pension and Benefits Web Portal. On monetary policy, the RBS opined that a cumulative easing of 125 basis points (1.25 percent) between January, 2013 and March 2014 was likely. “It is likely to be concentrated in the latter part of the year to coincide with the reduction in the twin deficits and improvement in deposit growth.” On the rupee, the report said the Indian unit will be in the range of 53-55 a dollar for the better part of 2013 but may trend lower towards the last quarter.

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Demi Moore ‘shocked’ by ex-Ashton I always wanted to be a movie Kutcher’s divorce papers star: Tom Cruise
Demi Moore has reportedly been left shocked after her estranged husband Ashton Kutcher filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week. The Ghost star had hoped to negotiate a financial settlement quietly and then file her divorce papers afterwards, to show the matter had been resolved, a source told the New York Post. But the negotiations got too bogged down and Kutcher — TV’s highest- paid actor — pulled the trigger earlier, the Hollywood star Tom Cruise says healways wanted to be a movie star. The 50-year-old actor, who split with actress “I feel very privileged to be able to do something that I love. I remember being four years old and dreaming about making movies. It’s a great

life,” he said. The actor-producer is currently working on his upcoming film All You Need Is Kill, where he is playing a soldier.

source said. The source added that Moore had been asking for a lot of money, and the

negotiation was dragging on for so long, that Kutcher got fed up and filed for divorce.

Actor-director Ben Affleck has denied the possibility of being Senator John Kerry’s potential successor, insisting he is not running for office. There were reports that he appears on the list to become a US Senator if Kerry is appointed as the Secretary of State, reported Ace Showbiz. “I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office,” he said in a statement posted on his Facebook page. “Right now it’s a privilege to spend my time

I am not running for the senate: Ben Affleck
working with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), supporting our veterans, drawing attention to the great many who go hungry in the US everyday and using filmmaking to entertain and foster discussion about issues like our relationship to Iran,” he added. The 40-yearold father of three himself played coy when asked about the matter during a December 19 taping of CBS’ Face the Nation. “One never knows. I’m not one to get into conjecture... It’s a big deal for me to come wife Katie Holmes in June this year, says he dreamed of making films when he was just 4-years-old and always relishes the challenge of taking on a new character with every film he makes, reported Showbiz spy. “It’s always exciting to create new characters and I get to live the dream by travelling the world and meeting new people and new cultures.

down here and be on your show that I’ve watched so much, but I’m not going to get into speculation about my political future,” he had said.

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The day in the house begins with Rajev cribbing about no milk and breakfast due to the Luxury budget task. Soon, Bigg Boss sends in more clothes for the housemates to win back the amenities in the house. Karishma soon brings in a platefull of raw maggi offering it to everyone in the house. Sapna sees that Karishma did not offer the same to her and feels that Karishma has let her friendship down. Just then Niketan starts backing Karishma up and Sapna snaps at both of them and says that she cannot trust Karishma anymore. Karishma soon makes up with Sapna by giving her a jar of coffee and tells her that she is really fond of Sapna and does not want to ruin her friendship for anything. Sapna forgives her too and the two hug and make up. As Sapna and Karishma smile at each other, another fight between Niketan and Imam erupts in the garden area. The two fight over the task where Niketan tries to dry the clothes Imam has washed and Imam yells saying he has done his job with perfection and that Niketan should not interfere. Post their fight, Niketan is

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a carton of milk hidden in the refrigerator by Imam and warns him not to do that ever again. Just to take out his frustrations, Niketan goes out in the garden area and sees Imam’s sashes arranged in an order on the chairs and throws them all down. Imam soon realizes what Niketan had done and says that he has nothing do with such losers and that he will rest in peace despite all they do. To know more, don’t miss Bigg Boss 6, Everyday 9PM only on COLORS

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women of the same age are living together in space with each other. As the day ends, Bigg Boss announces an Award Ceremony where all house mates enjoy themselves and have a gala evening together. Post the awards, Niketan finds

TV actor Aniruddh Dave, to be seen in “Housewife Hai...Sab Jaanti Hai”, says it is a show with a message. He says while the show will provide full-

“Housewife Hai...” comes with serious message: Aniruddh Dave
so many things to do at home too. In fact, I feel housewives can do much more than what working women can,” he said. Set in Allahabad, the show Karegi Roshan”. The actor says he is not nervous about the new show, and hopes the viewers will like it. “My fingers are crossed,” he said.

seen talking all that Imam is nothing but a social disgrace and that he has not seen Imam anywhere in his social circle in the last 5-6 years. After all the cribbing over breakfast, Bigg Boss calls Urvashi along with one of her favorite contestant’s in the confession room to have breakfast. She chooses Niketan and the two eat to their content in the confession room. As the day passes, Delnaz and Rajev share a sweet moment when Delnaz calls Rajev and tells him that she wants to give every person a Christmas gift and wants Rajev to choose from the options she has taken out of her vanity box. Rajev instead holds her hand indicating he wants her and

that there was a time when he had the entire package (indicating it to be Delnaz) and that he did not need to choose a part of her. In the evening, Bigg Boss sends in Santa Claus as a surprise on the eve of Christmas who brings in a lot of goodies for the entire house. In the evening, Aashka is seen upset over all that her mom told her about people talking about her and Sana. She tells Delnaz that after all that her mother told her, she has been maintaining a distance from Sana so that people do not take it in any other manner. She tells Delnaz that, if there is anything that needs to be spoken about them, then it should be about how two

fledged entertainment, it will also convey the importance and potential of a housewife. “The show is entertaining, but comes with a serious message. It is on the existence of housewives and how they are not less than working women,” said Aniruddh. Personally also, the actor agrees with the cause. “Housewives have thousands of responsibilities. They have

features Aniruddh in the role of a fun loving husband, whose wife decides to leave her job and devote time at home. “My character is performanceoriented. I can’t do roles where I have to just sit. I am known for my acting style and I always choose different roles,” said the actor, who has been seen in shows like “Ruk Jaana Nahin”, “Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki” and “Mera Naam

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Never discouraged daughters Bollywood needs to learn from from anything: Anil Kapoor Tamil film industry: Big B
Bollywood is a tough industry and maybe his daughters Sonam and Rhea could have chosen something “safer” but proud papa Anil Kapoor says he has always encouraged them to do whatever they wanted to and will continue to back them in their endeavours. “This is a tough industry. You feel that it’s better if your kids choose something else which is safer, which is less speculative, which is less in the face. Here both success and failure are for public scrutiny. In other professions, even if you can’t make it or you change your profession, no one will get to know,” said Anil in an interview. “This is a very, very challenging profession. And they have decided to be in it; so I have encouraged them (daughters); I have never discouraged them,” he added. While Sonam, 27, has made her mark in Bollywood as an actor, Rhea, 25, prefers to stay behind the camera. Apart from being a fashion designer, Rhea was assistant director on “Wake Up Sid” and went on to produce her first film “Aisha” in 2010. She is now working on a new film titled “Herogiri”. Though Sonam and Rhea started working at a young age, they still have fun like all other young girls, said Anil, who also has a son, Harshvardhan. “Instead of wasting time or doing something else, they started working. It is not that they don’t have fun. They have fun the way all the young girls Even though Bollywood is bigger in size, it needs to learn from the Tamil film industry, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said. “Bollywood may be bigger in size and popular, but it still needs to learn from the Tamil film industry. I’ve shot for a few films in Tamil Nadu, and built strong camaraderie with the industry, and in turn have understood how disciplined they are and the affection with which they treated me,” Bachchan said at the closing ceremony of the 10th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF). “This is something Bollywood needs to learn from them,” said Bachchan, who was the chief guest at the event. “The Indian film industry may be the largest in the world but a major proportion of it consists of the southern film industry. The Tamil film industry is the pivotal part in the south and one can’t ignore it come what may,” the actor said. The CIFF, which began Dec 13, ended Thursday. A total of 154 films from over 50 countries

Shah Rukh makes me feel special: Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone, who made a dream debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the 2007 movie Om Shanti Om, reunites with the superstar on screen for Chennai Express and says the two are closer now. “I feel Shah Rukh is still the same. He is as talented as he was (then). Now I have got even closer to him than before. You never get bored with him! He always makes me feel special,” said Deepika. The actress is busy juggling commitments for her two films, Chennai Express and Ram Leela. “For Chennai Express, we are shooting in the outskirts of Mumbai, and Ram Leela will

should have. But they became conscious of work, work ethics and respected work at a very young age, which is very good and that I am very proud of,” said the 53-year-old. Sonam made her Bollywood debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Saawariya”, which failed in the box-office, but Anil is unfazed. “When your first film becomes a blockbuster, it is very dangerous. You stop growing as a person because then you’ve got everything easily. Her film not doing well is also a very good thing according to me. Both Ranbir and Sonam are working and are doing films which they believe in, which they like, with good directors and good producers,” he said. Sonam, who assisted Bhansali

when he was making “Black”, credits her father for being instrumental in shaping her career, but Anil refuses to take the credit. “It is her upbringing which makes her say that she is privileged to be my daughter. But I can say very proudly that whatever she is today is completely because of her. The way she became an assistant and started working. It was not easy. She has come up the hard way,” he said. Anil feels Sonam has chosen a tough path, but is confident that her hard work will pay off. “She works in different projects, which shows her inner confidence. She has chosen a very tough path. But trust me it will be very solid,” said the actor, who will soon be seen in “Race 2″, releasing Jan 25.

were screened at the festival.

be shot in Mumbai, Gujarat and Rajasthan,” she said. Ram Leela is a project by

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Deepika features opposite Ranveer Singh in it.

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Actor Priyanka Chopra, who was in Delhi, has spoken strongly about the brutal gangrape in Delhi that has shamed the country. Addressing the media at an event, where she was to launch a website to aid adolescent girls, Priyanka Chopra asked for the strictest punishment for the offenders while urging girls to learn to protect themselves. “It’s a heinous crime. Culprits should be given stringent punishment. As an Indian I feel ashamed of it. I’m in full support of peaceful protests and I think this will make a difference. It’s time for all of us to come together and make a change and not just forget about it in a few days,” she said. So, does she think the culprits should be given death penalty? “I do believe in severe punishment. But it is not a decision that a single person can take, it is something that needs to be debated,” she added. The actorsinger took the opportunity to lash-out against the lot who blame women for provoking men. “A lot of people have said that girls wear provocative clothes or go out at night and drink, which prompts men to take advantage of them. Some even hold Bollywood songs responsible for it. But the only thing responsible for a woman getting raped is a man’s mindset. There is no other reason for it. I could be walking naked, but you still don’t have the right to rape me,” she pointed out. The actor however suggests that women must learn to protect themselves: “Girls should go out in groups and make sure they carry pepper spray or something with which

Nobody has the right to rape me, Didn’t get acting break because of says Priyanka Chopra Priyanka, says Parineeti Chopra
Actress Parineeti Chopra, who made her Bollywood debut last year with “Ladies VS Ricky Bahl”, says she did not get her first break because of sister actress Priyanka Chopra. Parineeti cleared the air during an episode of television show “Live My Live 2″ aired on UTV Stars. Parineeti said there is this popular belief that she got her first movie because of her sister, Priyanka, but the fact is that she knew Maneesh Sharma, who directed “Ladies VS Ricky Bahl”, since a long time and that’s how she was approached. Tuhin, a fashion designer from Kolkata, met Parineeti on the show. Parineeti told Tuhin how she is called a tomboy by her father and he always tells her to act feminine and classy. She says he wants her to behave a little more reserved instead of being the frank person that she is. Tuhin gifted Parineeti a gown, that he created in one night, after being informed that he was selected for the show. The episode featuring the

they can protect themselves with. Mothers should also teach their sons to respect a woman rather than telling their daughters to not wear this or that. That is the world we need. Meanwhile, girls should protect themselves.” The 30-year-old actor, who’s UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador, thinks that it is heart-warming that several young Bollywood actors have come out strongly against the rape.“Celebrities have the power to draw attention of the masses to an issue, since people listen to us. And I think it is my social responsibility as a celebrity to use the platform that I have to create awareness,” she said.

Other Bollywood actors on the Delhi gangrape case: Deepika Padukone, actor: It is high time we did something about stopping such crimes. The rules and laws should be a lot more strict and action needs to be taken, much faster. Sonakshi Sinha, actor: But what’s the point if the trial goes on for 10 long years ... rape calls for immediate death ... set an example, sow the fear. There’s nothing worse you can do to a woman Shahid Kapoor, actor: We will talk about this for a few days and move on .... Is this who we are or who we have become ...If we cannot make every woman feel safe in this country WE FAIL.

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Please note these figures are only based on domestic ticket sales in India without including the entertainment tax. If one counts total global sales, what with the popularity of Bollywood movies all over the world, some movies have grossed more than Rs 300 crores! As far as actors go, Salman Khan tops the list having acted in 5 of the Rs 100 crore films, followed by Kareena Kapoor,Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Asin who have acted in 4, and coming in tied at 3rd place are Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra who have acted in 3 of these top grossing movies. In 1913 the first Indian movie Raja Harishchandra was released. Next year, 2013, marks the centennial celebration of the Indian movie industry. I am sure all the directors, actors, script writers and all those involved in this fascinating industry will release some great movies and perhaps we will see at least a dozen movies that will surpass this benchmark figure and maybe go way beyond! Long live Bollywood!

For a fistful of 100 Crores!
Lachman Balani
Ever since 2008, when Aamir Khan’s Ghajini set the bar of grossing Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 Billion) in domestic ticket sales, everybody has tried to crack that barrier. However, in 2009, it was Aamir Khan’s 3 idiots that once again made the grade. As a matter of fact it grossed over Rs. 200 crores! However in 2010,Salman Khan’s Dabangg and the Ajay Devgn /Kareena Kapoor starrer Golmaal 3 made the grade. In 2011, five movies, Ready, Bodyguard, Ra.One, Don 2 and Singham grossed more than Rs 100 crore . Though there is some dispute on Singham, considering the parallel economy in India, it is a safe bet to assume that it did surpass the Rs 100 crore mark. Bodyguard set a record for being the first movie to gross Rs. 100 crore in a week! 2012 has been a banner year for the Rs 100 crore club! 9 movies have made it! Agneepath,

Honour to do biopic on Smita Patil: Chitrangada Singh
Actress Chitrangada Singh, who many believe resembles Smita Patil, says it would be an honour to do a biopic on the late actress. “I would love to do a biopic. Biopics are really working very well these days. I would be more than happy to do a biopic,” said Chitrangada. Asked if she would be open to one on Smita Patil, she said: “I think it will be a big honour to play Smita in reel life. I would love to do a biopic on Smita Patil. I have never given it a thought, but now I feel it would be great to do so.” Smita Patil was known for her work in films like Bhumika, Shakti and Arth. The actress died in 1986 following childbirth complications. She was 31. Chitrangada says she considers it a compliment when people compare her with Smita Patil. “It is an added advantage for me. Many feel that my face resembles her. It feels really great when people are remind of a person, who is not there, through me,” she said.

Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Barfi, Dabangg 2, Bol Bacchan, Son of Sardaar, Ek Tha Tiger and the late Yash

Chopra`s Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Ek Tha Tiger broke the 1 week record set by Bodyguard and grossed the benchmark figure

in 5 days! It is now closing in on the record set by 3 Idiots

and may just cross the Rs. 200 crore mark by year end!

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Playing Bijli was mentally draining: Ranveer Singh injured on sets Anushka Sharma of Gunday
For Anushka Sharma, playing the role of Bijlee in Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola was far too complex than the roles she has done till now, and even left her mentally drained. “So far the characters which I have played have been very strong girls so I cannot play them in a relaxed way. I played them the way they were written. Bijli is one of the most complex characters I had to play,” said Anushka. “My character is saying something and means something else, you have to read between the lines. It is a complete dichotomy. For me, the way she (Bijli) was, was not something which I could relate to naturally. I just could not relate to her. She is very vague and vain,” she added. Written and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, “Matru Ki Bijli...” also features Imran Khan and veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor. It is due to hit screens Jan 11. But being a Vishal Bhardwaj film, Anushka says she was prepared for the unexpected. “Vishal Bhardwaj’s films are not obvious. That is what I had to learn. Human beings are flawed and he works in this grey area. When a film is not very verbose, it is the inbetween spaces you have to fill, which becomes difficult,” said the 24-year-old. “Mentally it was draining. After a few days, I sent a In 2010 Ranveer Singh made a stunning debut with the film Band Baaja Baaraat, now with two films that have already released and one in the final stages of post production, he is busy shooting two projects Ram Leela and Gunday, back to back. However the stress and hectic schedules seem to have caught up with Ranveer who injured himself while shooting. The incident occurred at the Chandivali Studios where Ranveer was shooting for a song. Apparently, Ranveer was performing his steps on an elevated structure, when he lost his balance and fell down, hurting his back and suffering injuries on his face. Confirming the accident, Ranveer’s spokesperson says, “Ranveer who has just completed the first schedule of Gunday, injured himself slightly while shooting the song sequence whereby his cheek has a small gash and required a few stitches. However, Ranveer is perfectly fine and is continuing with the shoot schedules as per plan.” Though the injury may not be too serious, Ranveer jokingly said “Now I am even more in

Sunny Leone loves Delhi’s gol-gappas!
Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone is set to perform in the capital on New Year’s Eve. She says she enjoys the street food, especially the spicy gol-gappas. “I love Delhi! My favourite thing about being there was before I came here as Sunny Leone (was) walking on the streets, eating gol-gappe,” she said. Sunny made her Bollywood debut with Jism 2 this year. She has now even settled in Mumbai and is loving it. “I moved into my new place a couple of months ago in Mumbai, it’s beautiful. It overlooks the Arabian Sea. I never thought I will wake up in the morning and say ‘I am looking at the Arabian Sea’. So it’s really special for me. Everything is coming together and I love it,” the 31-year-old said here.

message saying I don’t think I can do this. Everything which I have done has been simple till now. Here there are too many layers. I would have spoilt it if I had played it linear,” she added. However, the actress agrees she has learnt a lot during the course of the film. “When I started shooting this film, I saw the world in either black or white. After doing this film, somewhere I started accepting things more, and became less judgmental. I started to sympathise with

people. Everyone has made mistakes in life and acceptance of that was what I learnt in the film,” said Anushka, who made her Bollywood debut with 2008 film “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”. “Vishal Bhardwaj has seen a certain kind of life. He has seen so much which you and I won’t even think is true, because we have lived in big cities. He has learnt a lot from life and that’s what you see in his films,” she added.

character for Gunday.”

Sunny will soon start shooting for Ragini MMS 2, her second

Bollywood project.

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India’s batting needs to fire to India will bounce back against Pakistan: Sachin Tendulkar tame Pakistan in second ODI
Wrecked by Pakistani seamers in their opening ODI, India’s under-fire cricketers will have to pull themselves up against the archrivals when they clash in a must-win second one-dayer on Thursday with the form of their top-order batsmen a concern. Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan had sucked the life out of Indian batting when his fiery spell of four for 43 in Chennai mopped up the top order and eventually set up a six-wicket victory for his team. None of the top five batsmen could even reach a double digit figure and if it would not have been for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s heroic unbeaten 113, things would have been more embarrassing for the hosts who are trailing the three-match series 0-1. Another defeat on Thursday would mean India’s second series loss in less than a fortnight after England recorded their first Test series win (2-1) on Indian soil in 28 years. With odds heavily stacked against them at Eden Gardens, a struggling India will be under tremendous pressure on Thursday to keep the threematch series alive. It remains to be seen how captain Dhoni makes the famed top-order click with both Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir struggling to give a good start to the team. In absence of retired ODI Sachin Tendulkar might have called time on his limitedovers career but he says his heart is still with the team and exuded confidence that India would bounce back in the ODI series against archrivals Pakistan. “Even though I am not part of the team now, my heart is always with the team. I will support the team all the way. And I have no doubt that the team is going to bounce back in the series,” Tendulkar said during his first interaction with the media after his retirement from ODIs. “The team needs good wishes and support from all of us. They need good feedback from everybody so that they can play good cricket,” he said, while also offering the countrymen good wishes in the new year. “Now 2013 has set in and I would like to wish the people of this country happiness and good health,” he added. Tendulkar, who has been holidaying in Mussoorie with his family, thanked fans for the support he got throughout his long career. “It has been a fantastic journey for the last 23 years and I would like to thank everybody for their support. They have supported me in the ups and downs of my career. It means a lot to me. So, it has been a memorable journey,” he said. Asked about his holidaying in Mussoorie, Tendulkar said, “For the last 23 years, the

Javed Miandad to visit Delhi for final ODI
Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has revealed he would be attending the final one-day international of the ongoing limited-over series between the two countries in Delhi on January 6, adding that he has already obtained an Indian visa for the same. In 2005, it was reported in the press that any requests for a visa by Miandad could be turned down due to his son Junaid’s marriage to Mahrukh, the daughter of most-wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim, who is wanted in India in connection with the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. Miandad claimed that he had faced absolutely no problem in getting an Indian visa, and added that he is quite excited about travelling to Delhi for the big game. Miandad currently holds the second most powerful position in the PCB, that of

batsman Sachin Tendulkar, senior pro Sehwag is yet to take up the challenge and lead the batting from the front. Sehwag had a poor 2012, accumulating 217 from 10 matches. Barring a 96 against Sri Lanka last year, he’s yet to fire since his record-breaking 219 in December 2011. The Sehwag conundrum is hurting India’s cause and the Delhi opener will need to come up with a sizzling innings to give India a dazzling start, something that more often than not translates into a big win. Considering that Sehwag, who did not play the T20Is, specially figured in India’s ODI scheme of things, his return to form will be the need of the hour. “When the senior player like Sehwag comes into the side, when he is specially picked for the series, he needs a go ahead,” Dhoni said indicating that Sehwag will remain at his slot.

Virat Kohli too is going through a mini-slump and it has only added to India’s misery. Kohli had injured his foot in Chennai and there’s a cloud of uncertainty over him but India would want the promising right-hander to be back in his usual number three. Barring Yuvraj Singh who had set up India’s series-levelling T20 International win in Ahmedabad with his 36-ball 72, India’s batting has been a picture of inconsistency. But the skipper has backed his famed batting line-up despite the prolonged lean patch. “All of Indian top-order were bowled which means that the deliveries were good. You can’t really question the talent of our top order,” Dhoni said, giving credit to Pakistani pacers in Chennai. “Honestly, there was plenty for the bowlers in the initial period. They bowled in the right areas and exploited the conditions.”

cricket schedule has been very tight and I could get just a few occasions to spend time with the family. Here I was able to have long walk and appreciate how beautiful the country is and how fabulous the place is.” “I have my privacy here and I thanked the media for this. I played badminton, table tennis, tennis ball cricket also and

watched cricket on television,” he said when asked how he had spent his time during the holiday. Tendulkar has been holidaying in this north Indian resort town with wife Anjali, son Arjun and daughter Sara since December 23 just after announcing his ODI retirement.

director general, and is directly reporting to the chairman, Zaka Ashraf. Meanwhile, the World Cup winning captain Imran Khan has declined invitation citing political commitments.

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The Chitrangda Singh-Arjun Rampal starrer, Inkaar, deals with the issue of sexual harassment at work places. And to make sure the makers have got their facts right, Viacom 18 will soon conduct an in-depth survey to understand how exactly employees behave in such sensitive situations. “The country-wide survey has been commissioned by the makers, who are also collaborating with a professional agency for the same,” says a source. The survey will be conducted across six major cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune and Chandigarh. The makers have also shelled out a large amount of money to carry out the survey extensively. “They are spending around Rs. 2 cr. As part of the study, hundreds of male as well as female respondents will be asked hard-hitting questions that cover topics like sexual promiscuity and gender advantage,” adds the source. When contacted, a spokesperson from Viacom 18 confirms the news, saying, “Yes, we have

Inkaar makers spend Rs. 2 crore on I am lucky to be a part of Kai Po Che: sexual harrassment survey Amit Sadh
Actor Amit Sadh who plays the role of Omi in his upcoming movie Kai Po Che!, considers himself lucky to be a part of the film. “The story of the film is beautiful and I am lucky that I got to be a part of the film. It’s a big film, the canvas is bigger and as an actor you have to go and give it your best.” “I play the character of Omkar Shastri a.k.a Omi, who is crazy about his friends and will do anything for them. He also looks up to them for guidance in taking decisions,” he adds. The actor who began his journey from TV had to struggle before he could make a mark in the film industry. “After Guns and Roses (TV serial) I didn’t get work, I wanted to do movies and I had to wait for five years to get one. I was getting frustrated. In between that I went to New York to study acting so that I could enhance my skills as an actor.” When asked about his expectations from his work, he says, “I want to do quality work and want to grow as an actor. I

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has already shot her portion of the film Bombay Talkies, which celebrates 100 years of Hindi cinema with four short films from four Hindi film directors. Zoya worked with Katrina Kaif in her 20-minute feature. Anurag Kashyap is currently filming his section with Amitabh Bachchan. And Dibakar Banerjee has apparently signed on Nawazuddin Siddiqui. But the producers of Bombay Talkies are still uncertain about Karan Johar’s film and whether Shah Rukh Khan will be part of it or not. Karan JoharProducer Viacom 18 claims that Shah Rukh is the central character of the Karan Johar film that showcases how romance in Hindi cinema has changed over the years. But Karan says the actor is not yet part of his short movie. “I am currently in the preproduction stage and haven’t cast anyone. I just locked the screenplay a few days ago, and plan to start the shoot by the end of January,” says Karan. However, the director, who is

Haven’t cast anyone for Bombay Women tell me English Vinglish Talkies yet: Karan Johar
Actress Sridevi, who played a housewife in her comeback film English Vinglish this year, says she has been approached

initiated a survey. It is an expensive affair. However, it will

all be worth it once the results come out.”

expect that when people go and watch me they don’t see Amit

Sadh, they see the character that I am performing.”

changed their lives: Sridevi
held to announce the world television premiere of the film. Sridevi further said that the film has even had an effect on children. “A lot of kids, Jhanvi’s (Sridevi’s daughter) friends said sorry to their parents after

watching the film, for being mean to them,” she said. Directed by Gauri Shinde, English Vinglish tells the story of a housewife, who learns English to change her family’s outlook towards her.

known for his three hour-long sagas, is finding it difficult to narrate the story in 20 minutes, the time each filmmaker has been allotted. “For me, it’s a challenging format. We have 20 minutes to tell a story, which is coherent and connected to the other plots. This can be a

challenge for any filmmaker,” says Karan. Bombay Talkies releases on May 3, a day that marks the film industry’s centenary. “I am excited by this short film. It’s something I have never done before,” says Karan.

by many women telling her that the film changed their lives. “A lot of people and especially ladies approach me. Wherever I go, people even tell me I have changed their lives,” the 49-year-old said here Thursday at a press conference

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I have forgotten Nayanthara, says Prabhu Deva
There was a family that had a parrot that was always embarrassing them by cussing and other stuff like that. So one day the boy took the parrot and stuck him in the freezer. Two hours later the squawking stopped. The kid checked the freezer and the parrot said, “Okay I’ll stop cussing, but I have one question”. The boy said, “What”? The Parrot asks, “What did the turkey do”??? One day, a mailman was greeted by a boy and his dog. The mailman said to the boy, “Does your dog bite?””No,” replied the boy. Just then, the dog bit the mailman.”Hey, “he yelled.”I thought your dog doesn’t bite!” “He doesn’t,” reply the boy, “but that’s not my dog.” There was a duck that went to a local store to buy chapstick, the clerk asked if he would pay cash and the duck said, no, just put it on my bill. The math teacher saw that little Johnny wasn’t paying attention in class. She called on him and said, “Johnny! What are 4, 2, 28 and 44?” Little Johnny quickly replied, “NBC, CBS, HBO and the Cartoon Network!” Patient: Doctor, I have yellow teeth, what do I do? Dentist: Wear a brown tie... A woman went to a Florida lemon grove to apply for a job, but the foreman thought she seemed way too qualified for the position. “Do you even have any actual experience picking lemons?” he asked. “Well, I think I do.” she replied. “I’ve been divorced three times.” A woman said to her friend, “I don’t know what to do. My husband is such a mess maker that you can’t imagine. He doesn’t put anything in its place, I am always going around the house organizing things.” The friend says, “Take a tip from me. The first week after we were married I told my husband firmly, ‘Every glass and plate that you take, wash when you are done and put back in its place.’” The first woman asked, “Did it help?”Her friend said, “I don’t know. I haven’t seen him since.” Teacher: How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? Programmers: None. That’s a hardware problem. There were three men on a hill with their watches. The first man threw his watch down the hill and it broke. The second man threw his watch down the hill and it broke. The third man threw his watch down the hill, walked all the way to the bottom, and caught it. The other two men were puzzled and asked the third man how he did it. The third man said, “Easy. My watch is 5 minutes slow!” An old man was wondering if his wife had a hearing problem. So one night, he stood behind her while she was sitting in her chair. He spoke softly to her, “Honey, can you hear me?” There was no response. He moved a little closer and said again, “Honey, can you hear me?” Still, there was no response. Finally, he moved right behind her and said, “Honey, can you hear me?” She replied, “for the third time, yes!” At the airport check-in counter, a man overheard a woman ask for window seats for both herself and her husband. The clerk pointed out that this would prevent them from sitting together. “Sweetie,” the woman replied, “I’ve just spent 10 days of quality time in a compact rental car with this man. I know what I’m requesting!” A mother is reading a book to her 3 year old daughter. Mother: “What does the cow say?” Child: “Moo!” Mother: “Great! What does the cat say?” Child: “Meow.” Mother: “Oh, you’re so smart! What does the frog say?” The wideeyed little 3 year-old looks up at her mother and in her deepest voice replies, “Bud.”
First Friend: Why are all those people running? Second Friend: They are running a race to get a cup. First Friend: Who will get the cup? Second Friend: The person who wins. First Friend: Then why are all the others running? Prabhu Deva is having a dream run in B-town. The ABCD star, in a recent interview clarified about the relationship he had with Nayanthara until a year ago. He claims that he has forgotten everything that had happened between him and Nayanthara and is now moving on steadily. He says, he keeps himself busy with his Bollywood projects, to stay away from loneliness. He believes that whatever has happened in his life till now is for good and is a lesson. He also understands that he is the sole reason for all the happiness, success, defeats and losses in his life.

Yo Yo Honey Singh, who made an appearance on the Ethir Neechal title track with his rap portions along with Hip Hop Tamizha, has found himself in the eye of the storm from various feminist groups. The Punjabi rapper had skyrocketed his way to the top of the charts after delivering a few hit songs this year, but a couple of songs under his name supposedly demean women and its lyrics have been accussed of being overtly suggestive and insensitive. At present, the entire country has been outraged by the barbaric incident in Delhi and Honey Singh’s music has come under the scanner for its lyrical content. The rapper though had issued a statement of clarification

Ethir Neechal rapper in trouble !

saying that the two songs that have stirred up a mess are infact not written or sung by him. He said that he had contacted Youtube to request them to notify the individuals

misusing his name and posting such offensive songs. He also claimed that he was from a small town where he learnt to respect and treat women fairly.

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experience past life regression while in hypnosis tend to learn more about themselves and why they behave the way they do. Whether they believe that they do something in a certain way because it was how they did it in a past life, or their imagination creates a past life experience as a metaphor to explain the behavior, a deeper understanding is reached. More and more books are written about past life experiences of those that have taken the journey. I have yet to read about or work with anyone that claims that they were a historical figure in a previous life. (Sorry to disappoint you)!) It’s certainly possible however the chances are slim. I have worked with people that have experienced hard lives and joyous lives, lives full of love and others filled with loneliness. Lives they have shared with others that are also in their current life perhaps in a different capacity. Like the child that says to her mommy, “do you remember when I was the mommy?” It is a very common occurrence that the life that is experienced has some relationship or meaning for the current life. Once again the subconscious mind can either be directing you toward a past life that has meaning for you now, or is coming up with a story much like a dream to give the explanation you seek or what you need to live a more fulfilling life. One example, through actual experience was the 35-yearold client that had recently lost her husband. In the past life experience in which she was a man her best friend was the same “soul” that in this life was her recently departed husband. The experience was felt strongly enough to bring her to tears. Since a person in hypnosis can easily communicate with others I asked her what was going on and if she would like me to help her distance herself from the experience and the emotional content. She told me to not be concerned and asked for time to be alone with the experience. When asked later about the

Hypnosis For Personal Exploration
Hypnosis and NLP can help people make changes in their lives at the subconscious level. Once the change is accepted by the subconscious mind unconscious behavioral changes are the result. There are three most common reasons a person comes to see a hypnotist, to stop smoking to lose weight and to reduce the stress in their lives. There are hundreds if not thousands of other potential uses of hypnosis from pain management to improving focus, from improving your communication to the elimination of specific fears. On the edge there are other uses for hypnosis. Uses such as entertainment and past life regression. As New Age thinking and beliefs become more accepted, the edge is beginning to become mainstream. More and more people are looking to hypnosis as a way to learn about themselves. For some this means taking a trip into deep hypnosis, where the veil that separates the conscious and subconscious mind is lifted. There is also the ability to take a trip into a past life. I may have lost some of you already, but for those that have stayed this far let me say that whether you believe in reincarnation or the existence of a soul or not, you can benefit from this type of exploration. Let me explain. There are those that fully believe that the soul is eternal and can choose to experience life as a human being. While typically the past is hidden from the current incarnation there may be instances such as going somewhere for the first time and feeling as if you belong there, or meeting someone new and within minutes having the feeling that you have known them for your entire life, where the veil is at least partially lifted and an experience triggers a thought or a “memory”. Others believe the experience is entirely in the imagination. That somehow a person is simply creating the experience of a past life. We could debate forever and still never reach agreement on this point however it really doesn’t matter. Those that

Aries: Life can change in an instant! Be optimistic and thankful, and good karma will head your way. On the work scene, learning a new skill will be extremely useful for your career advancement. A creative venture gets the go–ahead. It is all systems go and there is no time to waste. Lucky Numbers: 5 18 13 19 20 30. Taurus: You’re on a fast track to success, believe that you can win and you will! Your life is up for review, and many of you will already feel the change in energy. Your work life can take off this year, stay the course and don’t allow a negative thought to penetrate your mind. Lucky Numbers: 8 19 13 11 10 1. Gemini: Love news is on the way! If it’s not exactly what you expect to hear; don’t pre–judge, look for the silver lining, it could work out for the best. Your partner or close friend can benefit from a sensitive discussion but you will need to be diplomatic. Spend time over the holidays getting ready for next year. The more structure you can build into your day the more organized you will be. Lucky Numbers: 8 16 4 32 33 42. Cancer: Intense and romantic love vibes circle your atmosphere. If you lock eyes with an alluring stranger; it could be love at first sight! Unexpected money can land in your pocket, but there could also be conditions attached. Build relationships at work with people you can easily communicate with, those who are on the same page as you. Lucky Numbers: 9 8 5 4 31 33. Leo: Romance planet Venus is in a position where it influences your personal life. Mars is in a passionate power position for love, but be mindful there is a fine line between being passionate or aggressive. Love ups and downs allow you to learn more about someone. It’s a bright new year; you’re in control, make your own decisions. Lucky Numbers: 7 13 40 39 28 1. Virgo: Nurture your domestic environment. Beautify your surroundings to make your house a home and safe haven to come home to. An emotional family matter can come to a head, deal with it now and move forward with no regrets. It’s a New Year and a fresh start, and a good time to finish overdue jobs before you get too busy to do so. Lucky Numbers: 17 35 39 41 40. Libra: When it concerns love, don’t keep secrets. It is wise to act with integrity and reveal all, even if it’s news from the past. For success at work, think outside the box and put your creative stamp on a project. When work opportunities cross your path, you may need to grasp them quickly to take advantage of a situation. Lucky Numbers: 1 11 12 5 42 8. Scorpio: It’s a positive money time, but don’t make rash decisions with your hard earned cash. It’s easy to make and spend money right now. If you’re impulsive it can drain the bank account. When it concerns love, think before you speak to avoid a misunderstanding. Lucky Numbers: 9 21 29 27 25 28. Sagittarius: There’s an abundance of planetary activity in and around your sign, anything can and probably will happen. Venus in your sign can get your heart racing. Business is progressive and financial reward can come your way – this is a year to restock the cash reserves. Review your spending habits and reset the budget. Lucky Numbers: 37 32 34 21 6 11. Capricorn: It’s an action plus week and just when you thought you couldn’t get busier, life demands even more of your time. It’s the start of the year and thoughts of reviewing and resetting your goals take most of your energy, but leave time for love. As Venus moves closer to your sign on its transit, love heads your way. Lucky Numbers: 40 32 21 5 6 7. Aquarius: It’s time for change! Out with the old and in with the new. You have the power to make your dreams a reality; don’t be afraid to take a risk. In the process of reaching for the top, make time for ‘you’. Keep your money management in check. Don’t say yes to an opportunity if it doesn’t feel right. Lucky Numbers: 8 7 16 5 4 31. Pisces: To win a heart, be proactive and try a romantic approach. You can feel vulnerable when you open up to love but the result will be worth it. This year will be full–on and you want to get organized to take on extra work load. Make sure your energy supply doesn’t dwindle just when you need it the most. Look after you! Lucky Numbers: 9 12 14 1 3 8.

experience and the strong emotions that were evident, she smiled and told me that the tears were tears of joy. She told me that it was at that moment that she realized that she would see her husband again. Just knowing this gave her great comfort and helped in her grieving process. Although many have had intense experiences right away it is as likely that it feels like a dream. Like a dream the meaning may not become evident right away. Others may feel as if something happened but may have a hard time recalling the experience. Sometime after the session they may experience an event that triggers the memory and the meaning of the past life. As stated above, this can happen spontaneously for some although hypnosis for most people will help immensely to lift the veil between the conscious and subconscious mind. Past life regressions can be experienced individually or in a group. Whether the content is shared with others or is too personal to share in that setting it is fun to share the hypnosis experience itself. Are you and your friends into trying something new? Call me to host a regression gettogether for your friends. Weight loss support groups are forming now. We’re currently accepting applications for our Hypnotist Certification Training through the National Guild of Hypnotists and NLP Basic practitioner training through the National Federation of Neuro-Linguistic Psychology. NLP tools and techniques are useful in bringing quick and permanent changes. We also offer Hypnobirthing

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Things You’ll Need Semi-Ripe Pineapple – 500grams Grated Coconut – 200grams Natural Yogurt – 200ml Dried Red Chili – 4 Turmeric Powder – 1/2tsp Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Water – 200ml Salt – to taste Oil – 1 tbsp Golden Touch Mise en Place [5 mins] Cut Pineapple into 2inch by 1/2inch batons Grind Coconut and dried Red Chili to a smooth paste Golden Touch Steps [5 mins] Boil Pineapple in water with Turmeric & Salt for about 20 mins. Lower the flame In a pan heat Oil, add Mustard Seeds, allow to pop. Add Curry

Pineapple is eaten fresh or canned. Is available as juice or as a combination of juices. It is cooked, used in desserts, ice-creams and in fruit cocktail. Although pineapple is considered good for many illness, it also considered to induce child-birth in India.

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Deepika Padukone spends time with Shahid Kapoor has no time to party family, thanks to Ranveer Singh
Each year Deepika likes to be with her family at this time of the year. However, this year she was committed to shoot for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela with Ranveer. Ranveer has lately been running from the sets of Ram Leela in Gujarat to the sets of Gunday in Kolkata. The actor injuried himself on the sets of Gunday, which eventually affected Bhansali’s Ram Leela also. “Ranveer Singh was shooting simultaneously for Gunday and Ram Leela. In fact, the whiskered look that he sports for Sanjay Bhansali’s film has been incorporated into his personality in Gunday for the want of a choice. Remember back in 1969 how Rajesh Khanna’s bearded look in Ittefaq had to be incorporated into Do Raaste as the superstar shot simultaneously for both,” said a source. Bhansali was all set to complete the shooting of some dramatic scenes between Ranveer and Deepika, but Ranveer’s accident forced the director to postpone the shoot. And Deepika has quietly taken off to Bangalore to be with her family. The new year looks promising, but hectic for Shahid Kapoor. And by the time most of us will have recovered from last night’s celebrations, the actor will already have finished a significant amount of work. It’s a working January 1 for Shahid, and it started at 6 am! Naturally, the actor, who has been busy shooting for Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero (PPNH), did not have time to let his hair down on New Year’s Eve. A source close to the actor reveals that he is working all day today, busy finishing brand endorsement shoots. The source says, “For the last one month, Shahid has been busy shooting in Mysore for PPNH. And even though the makers gave him a break for New Year’s Eve, Shahid had endorsements to wrap up. In his two-day break, he is shooting continuously. He has told the brands to finish off as much work as possible.” As a result, today, Shahid started work as early as 6 am. “He reported to work early in the morning, so that he could start shooting by 8 am,” the source revealed. The actor is in a rush because

he has only January to finish PPNH, before he starts on Prabhudheva’s Rambo Rajkumar next month. In an earlier interview, Shahid had

said, “There’s no break on New Year’s Eve for me. I’ve taken it upon myself to make sure that I just keep working.”

John Abraham to become ‘real action hero’
Action films are Bollywood’s new formula for instant success, with every actor worth his salt climbing on to the bandwagon in the last two years. John Abraham, tagged ‘Action Abraham’ by his fans, feels that the industry needs to further improve the quality of action. “What we need is a real action hero. I don’t mean a superhero or a guy who does unbelievable stunts while strung on cables. I mean action using physical strength; and I hope to fill that void. I hope I can justify the Action Abraham tag my fans have given me next year, with action-packed films. I have Race 2, Madras Café (his own production) and Shootout At Wadala. They will take action to another level.” John adds, “There are two kinds of action — where you are kicking around and people say ‘wow’, and the other, where you wear your underwear over your pants and say, ‘I’m a superhero’. That’s not the space I want to occupy. I want to do hardcore, raw action like Force (2011). You have a John

Rambo (Sylvester Stallone’s character) and John McClane (Bruce Willis’ character in Die Hard), then why not a John Abraham? Ask him about acting in multistarrers, and if actors get insecure about their roles, he says, “I knew what my role would be when I signed Race

2. The film will excite people and my role is something I have revisited after Dhoom (2004). My character is out-and-out negative. As for competition, we all did our jobs, which we were clear about, so on the contrary, we had fun bonding while shooting.”

January 04, 2013 (TORONTO) www.starbuzz.ca

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