Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan recently took his co-star, debutante Madhurri Bhattacharya, for a ride - literally.
To shoot a fast-paced song for their forthcoming film "Prem Ke Gaane", the two actors had to be on a bike. Much to the dismay and nervousness of Madhurri, Arbaaz said that he doesn't know how to ride a two-wheeler.
"As the cameras began to roll she (Madhurri) hesitatingly got behind Arbaaz, who kept telling her that she should pray that they survive this lengthy shot where he was expected to speed down a steep slope on the bike. The poor girl was literally having a nervous breakdown as she clutched on to Arbaaz," said a source.
"But finally as the camera rolled and Arbaaz took off the bike on the back wheel and Madhurri nearly passed out only to regain her consciousness when she realised that they were cruising at top speed with Arbaaz in total control of the bike," added the source.
Manoj Bajpai wants to share Bhandarkar's success with 'Jail'
Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai says he gave the nod to filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar for "Jail" because he wanted to share the director's success.
"I know Madhur Bhandarkar since 14 years now. We struggled together and I now feel very happy for his success on a personal level. When Madhur offered me this role, I said yes without much thinking as I wanted to be part of his success," Manoj posted on his www.manojbajpayee-en.itzmyblog.com.
Now the actor, who has featured in films like "Satya", "Shool" and "Zubeida", says he has left everything regarding the shooting of "Jail" on Bhandarkar.
"I know that he will honestly justify my role. It has been a fairly good experience as of now and I pray to god for the same ahead too. Though I won't be able to talk much about the film but my character is an introvert sort and it gives a totally different sensitivity being able to express such difficult emotions of this character," he added.
Starring Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead, "Jail" traces the life of a middle-class family boy working in the corporate sector and how after one sudden incident he goes to jail.
Neha Dhupia is crazy about cricket
Beauty queen-turned-actress Neha Dhupia says she is a die-hard cricket fan and doesn't miss even one match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) these days.
"I have always been a big sports fan and have been to several cricket matches but IPL is so glamorous. This is the only occasion where we see our Indian players teaming up with various international cricket stars. There are film stars and cheerleaders and there is no stone left unturned to promote the game," said Neha.
"When the matches are on, I am simply glued to the TV screen and in between if I get any call, I avoid them saying that I am busy in a meeting," she added.