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Monday, April 30, 2007

Aishwarya Rai to Give Priority to Her In-Laws Family

Aishwarya Rai has taken Bachchan, the surname of her in-laws, as her new surname in order to give more importance to Bachchan family. Some numerologists suggested that if Aishwarya keeps both the by born surname and in-laws surname then she will not be able to give more importance to her in-laws-family after marriage. That is why; she takes surname Bachchan. Indiafm reported:

IndiaFM Numerologist Niraj Mancchanda had suggested Aishwarya Bachchan because her name would come to number 46 and as she is number 1 (born on Nov 1) she should use her own number as it is always better to use you own number. Whereas Sanjay Jumani and Anupam Kapil had suggested Aishwarya Rai Bachchan so that she uses number 5 (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan comes to number 50)."

Even Amitabh Bachchan recently quoted "Ash desires to use the Bachchan surname. She signed her first autograph in Tirupati as Aishwarya Bachchan".

Niraj Mancchanda comments "Not only Aishwarya Rai but any girl in the world who continues to write her maiden name before the husband's surname will always give more priority to her maiden family and the importance to the husband's family will be secondary after marriage. This is because the maiden surname is written before the husband's surname. To give more importance to the husband's family is only possible if the maiden surname is dropped. As Aishwarya has decided to use the name Aishwarya Bachchan, she will value the Bachchan family and will also use her own number 46 which is the number of immortality.

It seems that Aishwarya Rai is desperate to be a good bahu of Bachchan family. Aishwarya Rai, however, will continue her acting career as her in-laws have no problem with her profession.


Aishwarya Brand Value Increases the Brand Value of The Bachchans’ Brand Value

Aishwarya Rai is now a member of the famous Bachchan family as she got married to Abhishek Bachchan, the son of Bollywood icon Big B nicknamed Amitabh Bachchan and former Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan. Both Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are brand ambassadors of various products. In addition, former Miss World Aishwarya Rai is also one of the most popular celebrities in India and she is also has a great brand value in India. That is why; with the inclusion of Aishwarya Rai in Bachchan family has triggered the brand value of Bachchans. Indiapost reported:

With the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai entering the Bachchan family-fold, the “Bachchan brand” value has now crossed the above Rs 700 crore mark. According to financial analysts and trade experts, the Bachchan brand value is worth Rs 700 crore as Bollywood mega superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan are brand ambassadors for various products.

Ash, becoming a part of the family now, could add to that value by several crores. Among the actors who endorse products, Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are the highest paid stars who charge between Rs 4-5 crore for a single brand. Ash, who was chosen by Time magazine’s Asia edition as one of Asia’s ‘100 most influential people’, is the brand ambassador for products like L’Oreal, Nakshatra Diamonds and Lux, to name a few.

I think the whole Bachchan family is now one of the most powerful families in India with some of its mega stars in the history of Bollywood. So, it is as usual to see the uplifting brand value of Bachchan family.


Aishwarya Rai will Stay with Bachchan Family and Take Bachchan as Her New Surname

Aishwarya Rai will live with Bachchan family from now on. It has already been reported that both Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have no problem with Aishwarya Rai’s continuing career in Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan said that both Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai have decided that they will live with Bachchan family. Aishwarya Rai has started signing autographs as Aishwarya Bachchan. The Peninsula reported:

The emerald-eyed former Miss World, who wed Bollywood heart-throb Abhishek Bachchan in a traditional Hindu ceremony last Friday, "will live with us," he told the Times of India.

"This decision came voluntarily from both Abhishek and Aishwarya," said Amitabh Bachchan, a prolific actor who has a vast international fan base from South Asia to the Middle East and Africa and is known simply as "the Big B".

The 33-year-old, who won the Miss World title in 1994, will continue her cinema career.

He said he and his wife, Jaya, "have insisted that Aishwarya must continue with her acting career. There is no problem or issue with us."


Amitabh Bachchan Says Aishwarya Rai will Bring Happiness to Bachchan Family

Amitabh Bachchan, a legendary actor of Bollywood, has recently said that he is very much happy with the wedding of his son Abhishek Bachchan with Aishwarya Rai. He thinks that Aishwarya Rai will bring a lot of happiness in the Bachchan family. Here, it is notable that the marriage ceremony was held last week creating a huge media attention. Amitabh Bachchan has recently gave an interview where he claimed that if he had no chance to beyond the guest list invited for the marriage as saying the number of guests would be 20,000 if all of the friends of Bachchan family were invited. For your convenience, I am quoting some lines of the interview from Andhracafe reported:

Q: How does it feel to have Aishwarya Rai in the house?

A: It's wonderful! I'm sure there'll be even more happiness in the house because of her.

Q: Will Aishwarya assume the Bachchan name on the passport? Would you like a working daughter-in-law?

A: I've no problem with whatever name she keeps. As far as her continuing to work is concerned, Jaya and I have no problem with that. It's for Aishwarya and Abhishek to decide.

Q: There were many people who felt hurt because they couldn't come to the wedding.

A: Let me put my circumstances before you, and leave it to you and the world in general to judge and sentence us. We were dealing with a marriage and a guest list that was going out from seven privileged personalities and celebrities - my late father, Harivanshrai Bachchan, a literary giant who has his own admirers in the literary world... then my mother, Teji Bachchan, who has relatives friends and associates going back to 90 years.

There was Jaya, a personality in her own right with a large circle of relatives and friends, there were Abhishek and Aishwarya and there was Amar Singh and then finally there was yours truly... These were the hosts to the wedding. Please tell me, how do we even begin to invite all the people who are associated with these seven people?

Yes, it seems that Bachchan family had nothing to with the guest lists. Moreover, Amitabh Bachchan had expressed that he is not happy with the activities of the media over the marriage ceremony.


Aishwarya Rai is Now Aishwarya Bachcha, Says Amitabh Bachchan

Aishwayra Rai will take Bachchan as her new surname. This hot news was confirmed by her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan as saying she desires to use Bachchan as her nickname. Now, Aishwarya Rai is Aishwarya Bachchan. This former Miss World has already signed an autograph as Aishwarya Bachchan. The Himalayan Times reported:

Bollywood's hottest bride will take her new husband's famous name to become Aishwarya Bachchan, said her father-in-law, Bollywood mega superstar Amitabh Bachchan .

Ash has already signed an autograph as Aishwarya Bachchan, the Big B told in an interview to a daily published on Thursday.

``She desires to use Bachchan as her surname,'' Bachchan said.

He says Aishwarya will continue acting in films, bucking the trend of actresses quitting the industry after marriage.

The last week’s marriage of the two Bollywood stars has created huge attraction as well as criticism as the marriage ceremony was a very private affair in the presence of some selective invitees.


Bachchan Family Have No Problem with Aishwarya Rai’s Continuing Acting

Amitabh Bachchan has recently said that her daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai, will continue acting and the Bachchan family will have no problem with her acting in Bollywood. Moreover, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has also said that he will feel comfortable both in acting and dancing with Aishwarya Rai. Here, it is noteworthy that Amitabh Bachchan was earlier seen dancing with Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan in a movie named "Bunty aur Babli", super hit movie of 2005. Reuters reported:

Rai's marriage last week to Abhishek Bachchan, also a top film star, captivated film-crazy Indians, who wondered if the former Miss World would continue her career.

"Jaya and I have insisted that Aishwarya must continue with her acting career," Bachchan told the Times of India, referring to his actress wife who disappeared from the screen after marriage and resurfaced nearly two decades later.

Bachchan said he would be comfortable acting and dancing with Rai, with whom he and his son shared a superhit dance number in the 2005 blockbuster "Bunty aur Babli".

The family faced criticism for Rai and Abishek's fiercely private wedding, to which only a select few were invited. But the actor defended the decision, saying that if he had to invite all his friends, the number of guests would have crossed 20,000.

There was a speculation since the engagement of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan that after marriage Aishwarya Rai would take a long brake from acting. The speculation got extra pace when Amitabh Bachchan’s wife, former actress Jaya Bachchan earlier was not agreed in this marriage because of Aishwarya Rai’s reluctance to quit acting after marriage. Let’s see what is going to happen in reality.


Aishwarya Rai-Abhishek Bachchan Marriage Ceremony in YouTube

Earlier, I posted an entry where I have given a link of a video clip of the marriage ceremony of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan from YouTube. Now, I got another video clip on the marriage ceremony. For sharing the video clip, I am going to put the video link below:




Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan marriage ceremony was something special for this year in Bollywood and most probably the much publicized marriage ceremony in India.

Aishwarya Rai Summoned for Her Kissing Scene with Hrithik Roshan in the Movie Dhoom 2

Aishwarya Rai is now in trouble with her kissing scene with Hrithik Roshan in her last year hit movie Dhoom 2. Both Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan has got summon asking them to present in the Muzaffarpur court, Bihar. The court has also sent a notice to the Bihar government concerning over the matter. Gulf Daily News reported:

Rai, who married into the Indian film industry's most famous family last week, was ordered to appear before a district court over a scene in which she is kissed lightly on the cheek.

Her Dhoom-II co-star Hrithik Roshan and the owners of a cinema that screened the film have also been summoned to Muzaffarpur court in the eastern state of Bihar on May 30.

"The court also sent notices to the Bihar government for allowing screening of the film despite its 'obscene' content," a court official said. He said the judge handed out the orders after a lawyer argued the film "offended public sensibility".

The media is now covering the news with a great importance. The lip-locked kissing scene was earlier created a huge uproar in the media. Aishwarya Rai has recently got married to famous Bachchan family with Bollywoods star Abhishek Bachchan. Just after the marriage, Mrs. Bachchan is now facing a serious problem.


Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan Marriage Video in YouTube

You must have already known that Aishwarya Rai is now the Bahu of Bachchan family as she got married to Abhishek Bachchan, a popular Bolywood actor and son of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. The marriage is dubbed as the ‘Wedding of the Century’ in the Indian media. The marriage ceremony of the couple created a huge media attention. Only some of the selective invitees including were invited in the ceremony and no media personnel was allowed in the ceremony.




That is why; the excitement over the marriage ceremony of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai got a good pace. A heavy security system was taken for the protection of the guest. So, you can easily understand how much valuable can be a marriage ceremony. Today I got some video clips of the marriage ceremony. For your convenience, I am giving a link of a video clip of the marriage ceremony below:

You might have enjoyed the clip. Keep your eyes open. I will post more clips of this popular marriage ceremony in my later entries

Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan with Kissing Controversy

Aishwarya Rai has recently got summon from the court that asks her to present before the court because of her kissing scene with Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. The kissing between them was screened in the movie Dhoom 2, one of the most successful movies of the last year in Bollywood. Apunkachoice reported:

District Judge HK Shrivastava Friday ordered issuing of summonses to them after taking cognizance of a complaint petition filed by an advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha.

In his petition, Ojha alleged Ash, Hrithik, producer of the film Aditya Chopra and director Sanjay Gadhvi had hurt the sensibilities of the audiences by the "obscene" kissing scene.

The court also ordered issuing of notices to Bihar government and proprietor and manager of a local theatre for allowing screening of the film despite "obscene" content.

In the movie Dhoom 2, Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan are seen in a lip-locked kissing scene. At this moment, Bollywood is excited with another kissing controversy that also created a huge media attention. The kissing incident involved Hollywood star actor Richard Gere and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Was Richard Gere Really Guilty for the Kissing to Shilpa Shetty?

The controversy over the open kissing between Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty has already been a hot news in India. The incident created a flurry of protests in India. Recently an arrest warrant has also been sent to Richard Gere and a summons has given to Shilpa Shetty asking her to present before the court on 5 May.

The Jaipur court has given both the order. Earlier, an advocate from Jaipur, Poonam Chand Bhandari, filed an obscenity kiss of the two actors. The court has also found guilty over the matter as saying the incident was sexually erotic. However, Pooja Bedi, a popular television personality, has recently said in a television program named “Kiss And Tel” that kissing or hugging in public can not go with obscenity; rather it should be found out whether the kissing or hugging indicates affection or obscenity. Shilpa Shetty said that she does not have any problem with the kissing with Richard Gere. So, according to Pooja Bedi, there is nothing to be object able over the matter. IBN Live reported:

When asked to Pooja Bedi that can Indians see people kiss each other in public, she said, “I just want to say one thing at the beginning I love the witticism but the issue is so much more deeper and grave than that. This moral policing has to stop. You look at operation majnu Meerut where they attacked couple for just being together. In a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai where couples are hauled up for hugging each other and holding each other. What have we come to? I don’t think it’s a voice a majority.”

“I don’t think there is anything wrong in showing affection in hugging someone showing that you love somebody. There is difference between affection and obscenity like you have to do a lip lock or tongue kissing may be that something too much to digest but if a person being affectionate, I think nothing wrong in that,” she added.

But who decides what is affection when does it cross over to obscenity who decides that a kiss is ok a hug is fine or a lip lock is not.

Well, I think, Indian culture and tradition do not go with having private affair in public. Richard Gere might not have any knowledge regarding the Indian culture. Moreover, I agree with Pooja that as Shilpa Shetty does not complain for the kissing then it is baseless to make the incident bigger.


After Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty, Aishwarya Rai with Kissing Controversy

I have earlier posted some articles on the open kissing of Ricahrd Gere and Shilpa Shetty at a charity event for HIV/AIDS campaign. The issue has created a huge uproar in the media and made people crazy regarding the incident. Even an Indian court has already sent arrest warrant for both the actors. Now, another kissing incident is in the lime light. The last year hit movie Dhoom 2 has screened a kissing scene between Aishearya Rai and Hrithik Roshan. Recently Aishwarya Rai has been given a summon asking her to appear before the court over the issue. Gulf Times reported:

Rai was ordered to appear before a district court over a scene in which she is kissed lightly on the cheek.
Her Dhoom-II co-star Hrithik Roshan and the owners of a cinema which screened the action film have also been summoned to Muzaffarpur court in the eastern state of Bihar on May 30.
“The court also sent notices to the Bihar government for allowing screening of the film despite its ‘obscene’ content,” a court official said.
He said the judge handed out the orders after a lawyer argued the film “offended public sensibility.”
The 33-year-old Rai, who was crowned Miss World in 1994 and married Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan last week, has not responded to the court order, government officials said in the state capital Patna.

Moreover, a notice was also given to Bihar government as the scene was screened in Bihar. Aishwarya Rai has got married to Abhishek Bachchan last week though a very private affair with the presence of some selective guests in the Bachchan house Prateeksha. Now, it is yet to see how Aishwarya Rai will face the situation.


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty in Kissing: A video Clip from YouTube

Earlier I have posted an article on a video clip of Richard Gere kissing to Shilpa Shetty. Recently I have got another video clip of the AIDS campaign in YouTube. The incident is now hot news in India and the recent news is that arrest warrants for both the actors have been sent by the Jaipur court in India as saying the open kissing of Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere was sexually erotic. The YouTube link is given below:



I think the matter should come to an end as I think, Richard Gere did not do that intentionally and he had not any idea regarding the Indian culture.


Richard Gere Kissing to Bollywood Actress SHilpa Shetty in YouTube

Hollywood actor Richard Gere has recently created a storm in Indian media kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in an open function arranged for increasing awareness for HIV/AIDS. Warrant has already been issued by Jaipur court in India for both the actors for violating the obscenity law of India.

Today, I have got a video clip of the kissing scene in YouTube. For your convenience, I am giving a link of the video so that you can experience the scene.


Kissing in public does not go with the Indian culture. Richard Gere might have not known about the matter.


Richard Gere Understands His Guilty with the Kissing Controversy with Shilpa Shetty

Richard Gere has al last apologized for the kissing incident that he made at an anti-AIDS campaign. He has recently said that he could not understand the Indian custom and he feels sorry for this unintentional matter. Mr. Gere also called for the media circus over the matter. The Jaipur court of India has issued an arrest warrant for Richard Gere for violating the obscenity law of India. Enjoy France reported:

Richard Gere said he hadn’t understood the Indian customs regarding such matters and that he regretted any problems he had caused for Shilpa Shetty by his action.

Richard Gere also asked for an end to the "media circus" over it and said he hoped it would not detract from the very important message of preventing HIV/AIDS.

A judge had ordered Shilpa Shetty to appear in his court on 5 May, claiming the actress did nothing to stop the kiss, which he described as "highly sexually erotic," but Richard Gere is reported to have said it was not Shilpa Shetty’s fault.

And Shilpa Shetty sprang to Richard Gere’s defence and said he acted "in good humour" at the time it happened.

I think whatever Mr. Gere did, he did not do it intentionally but he should have had an overall idea regarding the Indian culture before involving in such a sensitive matter.



Shilpa Shetty to Buy a House and Initiate a Chain Restaurant in UK

Shilpa Shetty is going to introduce a chain restaurant in UK named "Shilpa Shetty Dining Hall". The restaurant would be an Indian curry house. Moreover, Shilpa Shetty has recently been reported that she is going to buy a house in UK so that from now on she can stay in her own house in UK. After winning the reality television show, Celebrity Big Brother, she has been a popular figure in UK. Now, she is getting many offers in UK. That is why; she is now a regular passenger to UK. The Times of India reported:

The Bollywood actress hit global headlines after she was bullied and insulted by some of the Big Brother housemates, triggering allegations of racial abuse.

Encouraged by her popularity in Britain, Shetty is also reported to be buying a house in an expensive north London neighbourhood as well as setting up the restaurants, the Mumbai Mirror said.

"The flagship restaurant will be at central London," the Mumbai Mirror quoted Shetty's agent Farhath Hussain as saying. "The work is moving very swiftly and final details are being chalked out."

The curry chain will be called "Shilpa Shetty Dining Hall" and will have branches across the country.

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty had a lot of potential when she first got into Bollywood movie through the movie Baazigar for which she won Filmfare Best Debut Award. However, she could not flourish her carrier according to her caliber. Earlier this year, she again came into lime light begin racially abused by some of her reality television show housemates. The incident created a huge uproar in India as well as in England and she eventually won the show. In the last week, she created another controversy being engaged in an open kissing with Hollywood actor Richard Gere at a charity event promoting HIV/AIDS. For the incident, Jaipur court has recently sent a arrest warrant to both the actors.

I think, the year 2007 would be an eventful year for this talented actress. However, she needs to avoid the controversies like the open kissing that might decrease her popularity in India.






Friday, April 27, 2007

Shilpa Shetty Will Not Participate in Australian Big Brother

The latest winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK, a reality TV show based on UK, Shilpa Shetty was reported that she would also take part in the Australian Big Brother. However, her spokesman Dale Bhagwagar said that Shilpa Shetty would not take part in any other reality TV show. Shilpa Shetty earlier this year has attended to Celebrity Big Brother UK. and won the show. Bollyvista reported:

"She won't be a part of another reality show," he says and adds, "Shilpa participated in the UK 'Big Brother' as she wanted to do something new in her career and take one step ahead in life. It threw challenges untold and she emerged a stronger and more confident person. Since then, she has moved on in life," he said.

Currently, the actress is looking forward to her upcoming film 'Metro' with heartthrob Shiney Ahuja and powerhouse performer Kay Kay Menon. The film is going to get a grand international release in a fortnight.

Around the same time, Shilpa will also launch a perfume in her name, mainly targeted at the UK market.

Yes! 'Brand Shilpa' shows no signs of stopping.

Shilpa Shetty has created a boom in the media having engaged in a kissing with Hollywood actor Richard Gere at an event promoting AIDS awareness. The incident has already been filed in the court and Jaipur court has sent an order to arrest both the stars for their violating obscenity law of India.


Shilpa Shetty To Marry within A Year?

Shilpa Shetty will marry within a year. The news was confirmed by her mother Sunanda Shetty. Recently Shilpa Shetty went to her village home in Mudalaadi, Karnataka in order to take part in the traditional ritual, Kola, seeking blessings for her as well as her family. Shilpa Shetty has recently won a reality TV show UK Big Brother. Shilpa Shetty’s mother has recently said that Shilpa Shetty will marry within a year. Rediff News reported:

Dressed in a yellow churidar, the actress sat silently through the ritual through the night while her mother asked about her daughter's marriage prospects.

She was assured that Shilpa would not have any problems in that respect and that marriage would take place within one year. She was also assured that the current situation with Gere would be sorted out.

During her three-day stay at the village, which created a flutter in the sleepy village, the actress took part in the poojas and also caught up with her relatives, conversing with them in native Tulu.

Shilpa Shetty has created a huge furor in India for her kissing with Richard Gere, a Hollywood actor. The incident happened in a function organized for increasing awareness regarding HIV/AIDS. Recently, it has been reported that Jaipur court of India issued arrest warrant to both the actors over the matter.


Richared Gere Doesn’t Bother to the Arrest Warrant of the Court

Richard Gere does not bother to the arrest order of himself sent by the Jaipur court of India for his kissing scandal to Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. In the last week, Gere kissed Shilpa Shetty at an event promoting awareness for HIV/AIDS. He kissed on her cheek which flicked a lot of protests in India. However, Mr. Gere said that he did not do anything which can cause such warrant to him. RTE Entertainment reported:

In an interview on Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart', he said "Me kissing the girl on the cheek was nothing."

He dismissed the charge, saying "There is a very small right-wing, very conservative political party in India and they are the moral police in India ... they do this kind of thing quite often."

"It goes to a reputable court and it gets thrown out," he continued.

I think Richard Gere does not have any idea regarding the Indian culture. In India open kissing is regarded as obscenity and the country posses some law regarding obscenity. The court has issued warrant to the two actors for breaking the obscenity law of India.


Court Sends Summon to Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty Asking Them to Present in the Court Over the Kissing Incident

Richard Gere and his kissing to Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is now the hot news in India. Earlier this month, Richard Gere gave a consensual kiss to Shilpa Shetty at an event organized for HIV/AIDS awareness among the people. The incident created a flurry of protests in India and Jaipur court of India has sent summon to both the star asking for their presence in the court over the matter. Law Fuel reported:

The actress had been issued summons by the court which asked her to present herself on May 5. However, her spokesmen have denied that any such summons was issued.

Also, and arrest warrant has been issued against actor Richard Gere by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of Jaipur. Gere has so far refused to comment on the issue, Times NowTV reports.

The incident, in New Delhi earlier this month when Richard Gere kissed Shilpa Shetty on the cheeks in good humour at a charity event promoting AIDS awareness, created a huge furore. The two have been charged of obscenity in public under 294 IPC.

The magistrate, Dinesh Gupta, reacting to a private complaint filed by advocate Poonam Chand Bhandari, watched a CD of the AIDS awareness function as shown by a TV channel, to pronounce that the act was "sexually erotic" and "indecent".

Kissing publicly is not allowed in Indian culture which is a very common thing in Hollywood. So, Mr. Gere might have not any idea about the sensitive matter. Now, it is yet to see to what extent the two actors would cost for the kissing incident.