Big B grieves sudden demise of friend (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is ‘saddened’ by the death of his close friend, and says life is “unpredictable”, so live when you have the chance.

The 73-year-old cine icon, who is shooting in Kolkata for his upcoming film “TE3N” here, shared his views on his blog.

“Life is so fulfilling and unpredictable…work continues…and in the middle comes news of a childhood friend, close family ties, classmate, connect till just last month, of wishes and conversation and exchange of properties of my father left at his house in Allahabad…Suddenly passes away this morning! Shocked and grieved and saddened! What to do or say or how to grieve and do what? So live,” the actor shared.

On the work front, Big B is busy shooting for Ribhu Dasgupta directorial along with Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The actor used photographs to update his fans and well-wishers about his professional life.

Before posting a string of images from the shoot, he shared: “The day begins at 5 a.m… the work continues till late night…the love of the well wishers so warm and welcome…the time not for writing in words but in pictures…accepted?”.

Meanwhile, Big B is also all charged up for the release of “Wazir”, in which he stars with Farhan Akhtar. The film, which narrates an action-packed story weaved with through the game of chess, will hit the screens on Friday.


Poonam Pandey calls herself ‘stupid’

Poonam Pandey sent her fans on the virtual world into a tizzy with “Jingle b**bs”, her racy twist to Christmas carol “Jingle bells”. She says she sometimes find her videos stupid, but is glad her fans love them.

The actress, who has oft grabbed headlines for her bold nature, enjoys a wide fan following of 726,000 on Twitter, and the video has registered over one million views on YouTube.

“All my videos are getting good hits. It feels good that you upload a 47-second video which is so stupid and I’ll myself term it stupid, but people love it. Though I’m stupid, but people still love me,” she said.

Poonam, who made her debut down south with the action romance “Malini & Co” last year, didn’t expect the response to “Jingle b**bs”.

She said: “I never expected that I’ll receive such a great response. I thought it was a stupid video, it was silly. It was only done in a funny manner because I know what I’m doing. I didn’t expect it to go viral.”

Meanwhile, Poonam has also signed two “huge” projects, but she can’t reveal much about them at the moment. She also has the film “Helen” in her kitty.


Katrina Kaif believes in loving passionately

Actress Katrina Kaif, who is reportedly dating Ranbir Kapoor, says she believes in loving passionately and calls herself a “die-hard romantic” person.

The actress hopes her next film “Fitoor” puts out this message.

“Yes, I’m a die-hard romantic person. I hope it comes out from the film. May be that’s the intention,” Katrina said here.

“Fitoor”, which means passion or obsession, is the story of a budding artiste Noor (Aditya Roy Kapoor) who falls in love with Firdaus (Katrina). And the trailer paints a whimsical picture with snow and a scenic backdrop. It also hints at the politics surrounding Kashmir.

The film also stars Tabu, who is seen as Katrina’s mother in the film.

Talking about her character, Katrina said: “I think it really helps if you believe in love that way. And that’s the way I see love. I think love is life, love is passion and inherently I believe that. So for me, I think without that belief and conviction, of course it’s hard to portray a character passionately.”

Based on Charles Dickens’s novel “Great Expectations” and directed by Abhishek Kapoor, “Fitoor” is slated to release on February 12.

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