Saturday, 17 March 2012

Over 71,000 proposals for Veena Malik

Who is Veena Malik ?

Veena Malik is an actress and model from Pakistan. Malik has since established herself as a leading actress of Urdu cinema. She is also known for her various social causes, most notably as a representative of the World Health Organization. There may be very few people who are actually aware of the impact that Veena has made in their lives. The woman has done everything right to gradually inject her with a drug that has made us so obsessed with her. She may be slight over-weight, she may not be the prettiest chick on the block, but she has definitely become an integral part of our daily lives as per her fan in pakistan.

People who prefer to dwell in denial can keep doing so, but the fact of the situation can hardly be argued with. Veena has become one of the most popular celebrities in Pakistan.

Swayamvar Season 4 – Veena Ka Vivaah

Pakistani starlet Veena Malik, who became famous post her stint on the controversial Bigg Boss 4, is now gearing up for Swayamvar Season 4 – Veena Ka Vivaah. In fact, she has set a record of sorts by garnering the maximum number of entries (71,240) for the reality show on Imagine TV, bypassing earlier celebs Rakhi Sawant (30,000), Rahul Mahajan (43,000) and Ratan Rajput (54,000).

And while a number of ‘applicants’ are from India, Pakistan and the UK and US, the starlet has also received entries from Poland. An excited Veena says, “I am overwhelmed by the response, but was thrilled that the maximum number of entries were from India.”  Delhi, Haryana, NCR, Moradabad, Uttarakhand are the front-runners with 41% of the entries coming from these areas.

Mumbai and Pune follow at 38%. The show also received over 600 international entries, with 39% applications from Pakistan and the rest from Saudi Arabia, UK, USA, Poland, New Zealand, Bahrain and Nepal.

“I knew that guys serious about getting married would send in their profiles, but over 71,000 is a number beyond my expectations. And though I was expecting entries from the UK, US, India and Pakistan, I found it surprising to see a large number of entries from Poland,” Veena says, adding, “I think Pakistani and Indian girls are famous for their beauty, family values and tradition, which is why even guys from Poland are interested.”

The show’s production team screened the entries and brought them down to 116. Veena then picked the top 40. She complains, “Choosing the 16 finalists is giving me sleepless nights.”

Veena will get Rs 3 cr for being on the show and an dditional Rs 1.5cr if she gets married. “I want to grow old with my husband. I want a soul mate.”

Murder 3: Bipasha | Mallika | Jacqueline

With the success of their ‘Murder’ and ‘Murder 2’, the Bhatts have already announced ‘Murder 3’ as their next project. Buzz is that ‘Murder 3’ will go on floors in 2012. Co-producer Mukesh Bhatt says that they will soon announce its cast. According to sources, it will have Bollywood wild child Emraan Hashmi essaying the lead again but we’ll have to wait a while to know who will step into ‘Murder 2’s Jacqueline Fernandez’s shoes. This is another matter that Emraan barely found any time to celebrate the success of ‘Murder 2’. Buzz is that Emraan was summoned by the makers of ‘The Dirty Picture’ to report on the film's set in Hyderabad.

Director Mohit Suri has been told to leave all other ideas and work on the next Murder movie. Murder 3 will now be made sooner rather than later. The way it's going, Murder 2 will be one of the biggest hits of 2011 and the biggest success so far of the Bhatts' production house. They now want to do Murder 3 quickly. The writing has already begun.

Says Mukesh Bhatt, "At the moment I can't reveal the casting plans. But yes Mohit Suri will again direct the next Murder film." The one thing that the writer has been asked to keep in mind while doing Murder 3 is to keep the plot original. Murder was apparently plagiarized from Unfaithful and now Murder 2 is said to be ripped off from a Korean film.

Mukesh Bhatt baulks at the suggestion of plagiarism. "People said Murder was copied from Unfaithful when it was more like B R Chopra's Gumrah. As for Murder 2, I haven't even heard of the Korean film The Chaser. If there are similarities then they're purely coincidental."

Adds Mahesh Bhatt, "Saying Murder 2 is ripped off is an uncharitable remark. It's like saying Ghajini was copied from Memento. A situation can't be copyrighted. I'd say Murder 2 is closer to our own production Sangharsh. A Hindi film is like a patched quilt."

Recalling how the censors refused a U/A certificate to the film’s first promos because of a line that went, ‘Tere tukde kare char’ (will cut you into four pieces), Emraan argues that news channels had gone to town about how Neeraj Grover’s body was chopped into 500 pieces by Emile Jerome Joseph in the Maria Susairaj case. He admits that maybe his dad didn’t “get it” but today’s generation connected with it going by the deafening response to his entry scene. And the clapping and whistling was not limited to the single screens. It continued into the usually-not-so-vocal multiplexes too.

Murder 3 is definitely on the cards. We haven’t started work on a script yet, but it should flag off by mid-2012. We have no choice. After the super success of Murder (2004) and Murder 2, we have to take the franchise forward,” asserts Emraan Hashmi, unfazed by the scathing criticism his straggly

Jism 2: Who is this Mystery Girl ?

With Jism for title, it's rather easy to guess what to expect in the film, isn't it?

Upping the titillation quotient, the sequel will now feature porn star Sunny Leone in the lead role.

But before they actually sign the Bigg Boss evictee, producer-director Pooja Bhatt has shot a poster for Jism 2 with a mysterious girl in the nude.

"Sensuality is how you see things," Pooja Bhatt says, likening the poster to a 'piece of art.'

Can nudity be celebrated as beauty or erotica? Pooja answers, "Each person views things differently. Maybe there's nudity or lack of it. Some people are referring to the poster as sensual. I would like to believe it is."

The nation was definitely awaiting for this surprise ever since porn star Sunny Leone got evicted from the Bigg Boss 5 house. Finally, the poster of the Bhatt's Jism 2 has been released. While TOI claims that speculation is rife about the starring of Indo-Canadian Sunny in the flick, Pooja Bhatt is still shying away to reveal out the secret.

During Sunny's stay in the Bigg Boss house, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt had visited the house in order to sign Sunny for the film. In fact he was waiting for Sunny's eviction from the show, so that he could start up with his Jism 2 project with her. Even Sunny after her eviction revealed her dream and desire to make her Bolllywood debut in Jism 2.

But smart Bhatt girl, Pooja is definitely against letting out the secret. "I ain't letting my secret out.” And as far as the poster goes, Pooja says that since there was so much speculation, they decided to put a little teaser in place. Another surprise in film is that it would cast two male actors.

"I will announce whether Sunny Leone is in the movie or not, but until then, keep guessing," Pooja told

Mahesh Bhatt had offered the movie to Sunny while she was participating in the reality show Bigg Boss 5.

Meanwhile, Pooja said she was happy that a saucy poster of Jism 2 has been well received.

"I am glad that curiosity has increased so soon. I assure you, we will take this curiosity to the peak. I will not let the heat die down because Jism 2 is going to create a lot more 'jadoo' and lot more 'nasha'," Pooja added.

She also said Jism 2 will be totally different from the previous movie.

Sunny Leone: Who?

Sunny Leone is an Indo-Canadian pornographic actress, actress, businesswoman and model. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003 and was a contract star for Vivid Entertainment. Named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010, she has also played roles in independent mainstream films and television shows.

Is he apprehensive about negative reactions from the audience about casting a porn star? "Those who give business to the sex industry also condemn it. The people who ridicule a porn star would not be brave enough to admit that they themselves have an insatiable appetite for porn. Otherwise, how can it become a hundred billion dollar industry? I was 11 or 12 when I learnt about the female anatomy through dirty pictures that made their way to school. But today, kids are introduced to porn much earlier; we know what parents got through," he says, adding, "We are living in the age of test tube babies, wombs on rent and sperm donation. I think the idea of looking down upon a porn star is passe; it needs to be junked into the dustbin of history. The truth is that people watch Sunny every day on a TV show and she is a part of our household now."

And why is he considering Sunny? "Bold entertainers have always caught my imagination because I feel that life is not what it appears to be for them. The struggle they go through is what made me choose Sunny. Beyond the glamour of the porn star, there is her dark, painful journey - that's what I want to explore, provided Sunny allows me to. But the movie will not be her autobiography. Sunny is of Indian origin and looks decent to me, but there is a residue of the struggle which is also visible, and that is true for every entertainer, not just a porn star. If she has shed her clothes and entertained people through porn movies, she has also shed her inhibitions. But to shed your clothes is one thing, and to allow people to access your inner being is something else.

Imagine the response if a dark-skinned Indian woman who had acted in porn films had gone to the Bigg Boss house instead of an Indo-Canadian porn actress.

Would she have got millions of hits like Leone's Web site is apparently receiving now?

When Laxmi, a transvestite, was a guest in the Bigg Boss house, some housemates claimed they felt uncomfortable with her presence.

To those of us in news business (especially online), she has become a hot property. No matter if you have stories on breakthrough in blast cases, fears about an imminent dam collapse, Parliament logjam over FDI in retail which politicians say will drive general stores in your neighbourhood out of business, what’s surely clicking is Sunny Leone (or for that matter a song named ‘Kolaveri Di’, which too has become a rage in the country, and of course Salman Khan).

What is it that the news story on Sunny Leone tells readers about and one on bomb blasts probe breakthrough does not? To me, nothing!

Does this highlight most people on the Internet are looking for titillation and similar stuff. Is that why porn sites are more popular than anything else on the Web? Is the ‘web of sex’ more powerful than anything else online? Ask those who always search on Google ‘safe search off’ mode!

Or is it that the Internet, at least in India, is still the best ‘private’ medium to satisfy your sexual instincts.

If we go by rough estimates (no latest official data is available), at least 40% of Internet is porn. And this year .XXX domains went up for sale.

Probably that is the reason why the porn star has set the Web (Internet) on fire. She is trending on Google, and entertainment websites (and news ones too) are splashing news about every move of hers - the pole dance, whether she has revealed her status or not, what she eats, what she says etc etc.

With adult TV banned in India, sale of pornographic magazines illegal, and no safe ‘sex districts’, online porn has emerged as one sure shot way to find whatever you want to see. And Sunny Leone’s ‘Bigg Boss’ avatar that paved her way into the mainstream has brought ‘porn stars’ to the headlines.