Thursday, November 22, 2012

Why Kajol never attended JTHJ premiere? She was NOT invited!

Why Kajol never attended JTHJ premiere? She was NOT invited!

The real reason behind Kajol's no-show at the premiere of 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' predates the film's release

After much ado about former Yash Chopra heroine Kajol's no-show at the premiere of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, hot comes the gossip that the real reason behind her conspicuous absence rests elsewhere. 

The real reason in fact finds its deep roots in the times when hubby Ajay Devgn's Bol Bachchan was in the making. Kajol was extremely upset that Yash Raj Films had demanded Rs 5 lakh from Ajay as a charge to reuse a certain section of their famous Kajra Re song, especially since she had done numerous appearances and cameos in their films free of charge. Apparently, it all started there. 

A source adds, `Initially Ajay agreed to pay the amount. However, YRF then hiked the sum to Rs 25 lakh for the 90-second sequence. Ajay was upset and so was Kajol. Ajay later consoled her saying it was all part of the business.` 

The ensuing tussle between her home production and Jab tak hai Jaan worsened when Kajol was hard-pressed to take sides. To top it all, YRF apparently did not even extend an invite to the actress to attend the event, which was graced by several former Chopra heroines. 

The couple was apparently in a huge dilemma over whether Kajol should agree to grace the gala, given the complicated turn of events. 

Another source states, `It was clear that the battle lines were drawn. To Kajol's surprise, YRF did not invite her at all. She was definitely hurt but ultimately she decided to stand by her husband.` 

The source finally says, `While Ajay insists that it is a war over who is right and who is wrong, by not inviting Kajol matters have turned worse. He felt that Kajol had nothing to do with it.`

On his part, Ajay Devgn does not mince words on the issue and states, `Yes, Kajol was not seen at the premiere as she was not invited.` 


Meet The New 'Savita Bhabhi'

Meet The New `Savita Bhabhi`

Model Rozlyn Khan joins the online adult cartoon strip series as a parallel character 

Savita Bhabhi, the desi adult cartoon character and the fantasy of fans all across the country, will now have another face in the form of model Rozlyn Khan. The makers of the original character have created a parallel character based on the butt-baring model who hit headlines during the IPL season this year. 

Our source informs, `Rozlyn has given exclusive rights to Deshmukh, the original creator of Savita bhabhi, to use her name to start a new cartoon series. She has also been offered the lead role in RGV's controversial project titled Savita Bhabhi that is based on the cartoon character.`

Incidentally, the cartoon strip had previously been banned in the country due to its explicit content. Rozlyn says, `Savita bhabhi is not vulgar. People are making money on brands like Savita. In fact, we are now importing porn stars.` 


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Now, just shake your cellphone to charge it!

You may no longer need to worry about your cellphone battery getting down, as you can now charge it by just shaking it.

An Indian origin scientist and his colleagues at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg are designing a new cellphone charger that turns movement into energy.

Shashank Priya and his team's emergency onboard charger draws energy from the piezoelectric force generated by your fingertips clicking the keypad, your voice – or just by giving the phone a good old shake.

The researchers experimented with zinc oxide, a common piezoelectric material, to see how well it converts vibrations from sound and pressure waves into energy to power a phone.

They subjected the material to sound waves of 100 decibels, which made the material vibrate and produce an electrical current at about 50 millivolts. In a cellphone, the piezoelectric material would be mounted below the keys and convert mechanical vibrations into energy that could be stored for later use.

It wouldn't produce a great deal of power – certainly not nearly enough to continuously operate a phone – but would be sufficient for an emergency situation, said Priya.

"In an emergency you could just shake your cellphone for a few minutes to get enough power to make this one important call," New Scientist quoted him as saying. (ANI)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Alessandra Ambrosio dons $2.5mn bra for Victoria's Secret show

Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio hit the catwalk for the brand's annual show to display a gem-studded bra worth a staggering 2.5 million dollars.

Re-designed every year, for the 2012 show the Fantasy Bra was covered in intricate flowers made out of a massive 5,200 precious and semi-precious stones, the Daily Mail reported.

The gems include amethysts, sapphires, rubies and white, pink and yellow diamonds.

And, like all good outfits, it of course has a matching accessory, a jewel-encrusted belt.

As she stalked down the runway, then partied with her fellow angel Miranda Kerr, Ambrosio looked delighted by her expensive bra.

When told she would be wearing the bra designed by London Jewelers, a company based in Long Island, New York, which features a 20 carat white diamond centerpiece, the model says she was a bit taken aback.

"I wanted to scream," the Brazilian beauty said.

"But I won't lie, I was really worried," she added.

Now, Mastercard with LCD screen, keyboard

Mastercard in Singapore has launched a new credit card that has an LCD display and built-in keyboard.

The card has touch-sensitive buttons and the ability to create a 'one-time password', doing away with the need for a separate device sometimes needed to log in to online banking.

Many people find using security tokens cumbersome given the need to keep it with them in order to use online banking.

According to the BBC, Mastercard's interactive card aims to solve that issue.

"We brainstormed on ways to make it convenient and yet secure for customers," the report quoted V Subba from Standard Chartered Bank, which is collaborating with Mastercard, as saying.

"The question was: instead of sending customers another bulky token, could we replace something which already exists in the customer's wallet? That was when credit, debit and ATM cards immediately came to mind," Subba added.

According to the report, future versions of the card could display added information such as the remaining balance.

The card will be available from January before being rolled out globally.

Dabangg was a turning point in Malaika's life

Dabangg was a turning point in Malaika`s life

Malaika Arora Khan says the day she and her husband Arbaaz Khan decided to become movie producers, was the most important turning point in her life. 

"Professionally, there have been many instances which have actually made me the person I am today. But by far, the most special was the day when Arbaaz and I decided to become producers and make a film which is 'Dabangg' and now we are making the sequel. So, professionally, it's the most important turning point in my life," Malaika said at an event to support the Clean Shaven Look for Men campaign.

While 'Dabangg' was directed by Abhinav Kashyap, Arbaaz has himself taken the reins of 'Dabangg 2' in his own hands. 

Talking about Arbaaz as a director, Malaika, who had danced to "Munni badnaam" in the first instalment, said: "I am really excited and nervous. It's been superb not just producing this time, but having him direct the film. I have been pretty hands-on, so yes, it's really nerve-wrecking right now".

"Dabangg 2" stars Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. While Kareena is doing a special song in the film, Malaika will also be seen in a special appearance, which she is keeping under the wraps. However, if reports are to be believed, Malaika has already shot for a peppy number. 

"Dabanng 2" is set for release Dec 21.

Hitting the right notes with Salman Khan

Hitting the right notes with Salman Khan

It's his debut as a playback singer and Vikas Bhalla couldn't have asked for more! Not only has 'Po po' been picturised on Salman Khan, it has also crossed more than two million hits on a video sharing site! 

`My stars are aligned right I think,` Vikas said with a laugh, when CS met him at his Bandra bungalow. And after making such a smashing debut, Vikas dreams of working with AR Rahman and Asha Bhosle someday! Here, the singer speaks about the song, competition in the music industry and his future plans:

On a song!
I had recorded two tracks which I was keen to pitch for films. I met Salman Khan three months back and he heard the tracks. He immediately called Himesh Reshammiya and told him that I would be doing the vocals for his next song. Himesh heard me and I dubbed it. Now the song has an acoustic and rock version too coming out.

Learning the ropes
My first album came out in 1997. Another album came out after a gap of three or four years. Then I took a long break as there was nothing happening in the music field. 

Much later, I did an album but that was not promoted so well. That's when I realised that it doesn't make sense to bring out private albums when they are not doing well. A year ago, I decided that it's time to go for Bollywood. I've never been pushy about my career. Earlier, I was also busy with my acting projects on TV. 

I didn't take out time to market myself as a playback singer. I'm learning the ropes now as I feel it's important. I'm making the effort of meeting people. Even as a singer, I've worked upon myself. I'm a trained classical singer but since the past one year, I have been laying a lot of emphasis on my riyaaz.

Song decides the singer
Right now, the music scenario is such that it's not about an actor having a particular voice anymore, but a particular song having a particular voice. And that is better for the song, which is better for the music industry. 

A simple example is of 'Tu cheez badi hai mast mast', which was originally sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. When they wanted it for a film, it was sung beautifully by Udit Narayan. But in the current scheme of things, they would have probably retained Nusrat saab's voice.

Go with the flow
Bollywood sells and you have to go with the flow. But I genuinely hope that the independent music industry also takes off. There are a lot of talented musicians who feel lost as there is no outlet. Singers like Lucky Ali or Daler Mehendi have come out with phenomenal music in their private albums. That's the kind of music I would like to hear more often.