Genelia back to 'Pappu dance' in 'Life Partner' (Snippets)


Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Genelia D'Souza surprised her choreographer on the sets of "Life Partner" when she requested him to include the signature step of the song "Pappu can't dance" from "Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na" in the song "Teri meri ye zindagi".

"Everyone constantly keeps telling Genelia how popular the song had become and that she grooved so well in the song. So while shooting for this song, Genelia requested choreographer Bosco Caeser if they could include the step. They were taken aback, but understood that it was a sentimental thing and let Fardeen Khan and her use the step," said a source close to the film.

Talking about the song situation, director Rumi Jaffery said: "'Teri meri ye zindagi' is the romantic song picturised on Genelia D'souza and Fardeen Khan? in the film newly married and are on their honeymoon."

"Life Partner" also stars Prachi Desai and Tushar Kapoor and is scheduled for an Aug 14 release.


Gauhar Khan is Rekha fan

Model-turned-actress Gauhar Khan, who will be seen with Ranbir Kapoor in some parts of "Rocket Singh - Salesman Of The Year", doesn't idolise anyone but admires yesteryears actress Rekha for her overall persona.

"Rekha has so much dignity around her and she is presentable on all occasions. In all her movies, she has portrayed her characters with so much depth," said Gauhar, who believes in acquiring the good qualities of everyone she meets.

Gauhar also loves the way Rekha dresses up.

"As a kid also I would wait up to watch the award ceremonies as I was always curious to know what Rekha would turn up in," she said.


Mika churns out Tamil bhangra for 'Quickgun Murugan'

After elder brother Daler Mehndi crooned for Rajnikant, singer Mika mixes Punjabi bhangra and Tamil music together for the promotional video of English film "Quickgun Murugan".

Mika has especially created the music for the film and calls it Tamil bhangra. Instead of regular Punjabi words, he will be heard mouthing idli, appam, and sambhar tuned with the robust Bhangra beats.

"Yes, it is true that for the first time we are trying something like this. When we finished recording the song, we couldn't believe how funky it was sounding. It has turned out to be a catchy sound. And when it will hit the radio channels and pubs, it will become the new cool song. Best part of the song is that the south Indian cowboy would be grooving with me in the video. So even our dance is a mix of both," said Mika.

Starring Rajendra Prasad, "Quickgun Murugan" is about a superhero. It is being produced by Fox Star Studios that distributed the Oscar winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" and will hit the screens Aug 28.


After jungle, Varma and Priyanka head to beaches

After shooting in dense Sri Lankan jungles, Priyanka (Nisha) Kothari has convinced director Ram Gopal Varma to shoot the promotional videos of his latest "Agyaat" on safer and calmer locales like beaches.

Priyanka had a tough time shooting for "Agyaat" as Varma made her wear skimpy clothes. As a result, after the shoot in the jungle she would end up having bruises and scars across her arms, legs and abdomen as well as swellings.

Every evening after pack up, she would nurse her wounds. After they finished shooting, Priyanka promised herself that she would never go back to the jungle.

When Varma decided to shoot the two promotional songs with her in the jungle, she didn't want to go back. She managed to convince him to shoot at a beach in Sri Lanka.

Varma gave in and shot the songs on the beach.