Women are active in show business like never before, but will they surpass the status Bollywood heroes enjoy? Never, says actress Bipasha Basu, who feels there is “minimum” opportunity for female actors in the Hindi film industry.
“In Bollywood, the opportunities for female actresses is very minimum. There’s not much choice for us except to be safe and look pretty and do some nice dance numbers,” Bipasha told reporters in an interview.
The year 2011 saw films like “The Dirty Picture”, “No One Killed Jessica” and “Saat Khoon Maaf” — showcasing a promising trend as far as women finding prominent roles in movies was concerned.
“Both commercial and serious films are important to me and, I think, as an actor I need both. After you get commercial success, you want to do a film like ‘Shanghai’. I knew it will not be able to do so much business like ‘Murder 2′ or ‘The Dirty Picture’. But it was an important film for me,” Emraan told reporters in a group interview.
Emraan’s recent “Raaz 3″ has not been received well by the critics.
Check out photos of Emraan checking out his Raaz 3 in theatre
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The elegance with which Vidya wears the traditional saree has prompted a well-known Chennai-based sari brand to sign the actress as its brand ambassador.
“When it comes to acting, I would not say I am inspired from Vidyaji because I have not seen her film, ‘The Dirty Picture’,” Veena said at a photo shoot.
Vidya Balan attended the IIFA Awards 2012 in a black and gold Masaba Sari.
Now this is the second time in two weeks we have seen Vidya in Masaba, has Vidya switched allegiances to Masaba from Sabyasachi?
Vidya also bagged the best actress award for her role in The Dirty Picture!
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Size zero may be a fad, but actress Vidya Balan, who flaunted her curves unabashedly in “The Dirty Picture”, says she is all for the Indian woman’s curvaceous body.
“The only zero I am associated with is the zero cholesterol and zero trans-fat that are feature of Aliva snacks… and yes, the zeroes that come in my cheque,” Vidya quipped on being asked if she would ever endorse the size zero figure.
“I like the curvaceous Indian woman’s body. And if I may say so, I am well-endowed,” she added.
The 33-year-old was here Thursday for the official announcement of her appointment as brand ambassador of a new range of snacks brand Aliva, from the Pepsico stable.
Dressed in a shocking pink sari teamed with her trademark elbow-length sleeved blouse, Vidya looked elegant, and her vibrant, fun-loving mood justified her choice of colour.
Vidya says she likes to flaunt a mix of traditional and modern.
“A part of me is very traditional, which is why you see me wearing a lot of saris. But a part of me will always wear these low-back blouses,” she said, as she sat up to show her deep cut back of her blouse to the audience.
Vidya Balan is all set to go clean and become the brand ambassador of the rural development ministry to spread awareness about sanitation and cleanliness in the country.
Balan said the sanitation campaign needs to become a national obsession.
According to a statement, she has agreed will campaign for two years and will be involved in the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan –the restructured version of the Total Sanitation Campaign.
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Balan will appear in ad campaigns to propagate construction and use of toilets besides promoting habit of hand washing, personal hygiene and managing waste.
We hope Vidya Balan’s involvement will lead to improvements !
Vidya Balan is angry and has come out fighting against the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s decision to halt the screening of her blockbuster film The Dirty Picture.
Vidya said “It defies logic when the same government body that has honoured a film with three National Awards is now calling for the same film not to be broadcast on national television.
“What is even more astounding is that the Censor Board, which has cleared the film for television broadcast, is under the aegis of the very same government body!”
“I do hope that better sense prevails and that the film industry is not once again used as a convenient high-profile punching bag for anyone looking to establish their high moral credentials.”
Sony bought the television rights to the controversial film for a reported 8 crore and are already planning to show the film at a later date.
Sony executive Sneha Rajani said: “Our hands were tied. But ‘it’ will come soon… with a bang.”
Will you be watching if they show the film?