Madhuri Dixit to perform at Filmfare awards?


Indo-Asian News Service

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit is rehearsing with Saroj Khan for a special performance to commemorate

the late Parveen Babi at the 51st Fair One Filmfare awards to be held at Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority

(MMRDA) Grounds here Feb 25.

After a gap of four years, the two dancing queens have teamed up for a performance. The last time they worked together was

in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus "Devdas".

The other major performance will be by Abhishek Bachchan and Ashwarya Rai, who are currently in the headlines for their

so-called marriage plans.

American actor and musician Will Smith will also attend the event and entertain his fans in India.


Mandira to play 'Deal Ya No Deal' with dabbawalas

After railway porters, traffic policemen and auto rickshaw drivers, Sony TV's game show "Deal Ya No Deal" has invited

Mumbai's famous 'dabbawalas' to play the game with Mandira Bedi.

Sudhir Dabbawala will play the game and his 22 colleagues will enjoy the fun and thrills as part of the audience at 9 p.m.

Feb 24.

The dabbawalas are members of the labour-intensive firm called Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association. Around 5,000

semi-literate people work with this group to transport 175,000 lunch boxes in a three-hour period every day.

They use public transportation over 25 km and the process involves multiple transfer points at a high level of


The dabbawalas even impressed Prince Charles with their innocence and commitment to work. This time round, they will

please Indian viewers on the game show.

The second series of "Deal Ya No Deal" with Mandira has given the show greater interactivity and made it a complete

reality game show.

The show will continue with its simple and easy format. No difficult questions, no muscle power, only one mantra - Deal Ya

No Deal.