Friday, January 4, 2008

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Director Rajkumar Hirani of the Munnabhai fame still hasn’t finalized the cast of his upcoming film. Hirani will be revealing the inadequacies of modern education system in his next film, ‘Idiots’, which is learnt to be based on author Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘Five Point Someone’. The story is about three IIT students. To play one of them, Hirani has approached Aamir Khan. The actor has given his nod to Hirani but the production house of Vidhu Vinod Chopra has yet to make a formal announcement of Aamir’s presence in the film. Now, as per insider news Hirani is considering signing Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham for the other two roles. And actress Kajol is on Hirani’s wish list for the female lead in the movie.

Kabul Express

Bengali Beauty Bipasha Basu was in Goa with her boyfriend John Abraham on her birthday on January 7. The couple was supposed to holiday in Kenya, but canceled the trip. They are now in Goa for a brief vacation. Bipasha told a tabloid that she would spend her big day on the beaches of Goa, eat Goan food, and also visit a spa. On the big day, she would fly back to Mumbai to celebrate her birthday with her family and friends. After the celebrations get over, Bipasha will begin shooting for Yashraj Films’ next project with Ranbir Kapoor.

On The Catwalk

John knows his limitations perfectly well . “I’m not aiming to be an art house actor. I know my limitations. And I’ve been working my way around them. To me, doing a No Smoking is as valid as doing a Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal,” said John.

He has feet firmly planted in the present and is looking at the future in a pragmatic manner. He says, “My next two films again take my career on an unpredictable course. Karan Johar’s film with Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and me is a light romantic film. Sriram Raghavan’s film with Aishwarya Rai is also a romantic film, though more intense. I’ve made my own place. But, I still need to do a lot more.”