July 21, 2011
MUMBAI: Colors’ reality show Bigg Boss Season 5 is all set to be back in a bigger avatar. This time round, the channel has signed Sanjay Dutt along with Salman Khan to co-host the show.
This is the first time in the history of Bigg Boss that two Bollywood superstars would be hosting the season.
Colors CEO Raj Nayak said, “Bigg Boss is one of our flagship shows which has been successfully running on the channel over the last 4 seasons. It’s a unique format that provides brands an exciting and innovative platform, spread over more than three months. This year with two of Bollywoods biggest super stars, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt as hosts we’re confident of making Bigg Boss even bigger & generating both – higher revenues as well as stickier eye-balls.”
July 4, 2011
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed Bollywood film producer Shakeel Noorani’s plea seeking cancellation of actor Sanjay Dutt’s bail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case.
Noorani, who is involved in a financial dispute with the actor, had approached the apex court alleging that he is being threatened by underworld on Dutt’s behest.
Dismissing his petition, a bench of justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan said, “You cannot use this court to solve your financial disputes in a criminal case.”
“How is the producer involved in this (Mumbai blast) criminal case? You file an FIR. We are dismissing your petition,” the bench said.
Advocate Sanjay Hegde, appearing for the producer, pleaded that the bench hear his petition and pointed out that Noorani has already filed an FIR but nothing is being done about it.
“My life is being threatened by the underworld and I have already filed an FIR in the case,” Hedge said on behalf of his client.
Dutt was granted bail in 2007 on his appeal challenging his conviction in the Mumbai serial blasts. A special TADA court in Mumbai had in November 2006 acquitted Dutt of TADA charges but had held him guilty under the Arms Act for possessing a weapon illegally. He was sentenced to six years? imprisonment.
June 8, 2011
Wondering who will play the title role in this film? We did some homework for you
The folks running B-town seem to watch the news – they jump on to any new bandwagon that could bring in audiences. This time around, it’s Baba Ramdev, the guru last seen wearing a lady’s salwar kurta and running from police at the Ramlila ground in Delhi. If he is making headlines, he should set the BO registers ringing madly, is the logic the filmi types use. And we hear that Sanjay Dutt will be playing Baba R in a film based on the recent events, to be directed by his friend Mani Shankar.
Coincidentally, Sanjay Dutt is fondly known as ‘Baba’ in Bollywood. We were left wondering who else in Bollywood could possibly do justice to a role like this one. The brainstorming left us looking no less twisted and hopelessly entangled than the guru in one of his yoga postures , but we somehow zeroed down on three B-town actors who could pull it off with some degree of conviction.
While we weren’t totally sure about Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt (mainly due to their extreme yoga-incompatible physiques), we all almost unanimously agreed on Nana Patekar. Not only are his oratory skills of a legendary stature, he also has a fit body that can be twisted and turned to convince the audience that he is, of course, the real (albeit filmi) deal. Who do you think can play Baba Ramdev convincingly enough?