Mallika Sherawat to do a Goldie Hawn ...

Sameer Wadekar

imageMumbai, (IANS) Oomph girl Mallika Sherawat is gearing up to play a female cadet in a Hindi film based on the Goldie Hawn comedy, "Private Benjamin".

The buzz is that producer Ravi Walia is planning the film titled "Fauj Mein Mauj" with Mallika playing Hawn.

"Fauj Mein Mauj" will be structured to suit the Indian audience and Murli Nagavalli, who was an assistant to Priyadarshan, will direct it. They are yet to find the male lead, reports Bollywood Trade.

She is also working in Mani Ratnam's "Guru" which has Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in the main roles.

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Will '36 China...' be Shahid-Kareena's lucky mascot?

Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor, one of the hottest couples in tinsel town, are hoping Subhash Ghai's "36 China Town" will finally weave magic for them as an on-screen pair.

Abbas-Mustan have directed the film and the couple sound upbeat about it, reports Bollywood Trade.

At the music launch of the film, Kareena said: "Abbas-Mustan are special to me and Mukta Arts is just like family. I am glad to be associated with them and I feel elated about all my co-stars in the film."

"I am just a couple of years old in the industry and have had the privilege of working with the top names in the business. I thank Subhash-ji and my directors Abbas-Mustan for having given me this opportunity," said Shahid.

Shahid and Kareena will also be seen in Boney Kapoor's next, "Milenge Milenge", and Priyadarshan's "Chup Chupke". But right now all their hopes are pinned on "36 China Town".

They came together for the first time in Ken Ghosh's flop show "Fida"

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Upen Patel signed seven films

Upen Patel, the new sensation on the block, has signed seven films. Since then he has been getting countless calls from the industry congratulating him for the lucky seven he has signed on, Bollywood Trade reported.

But Upen as humble as ever says: "I owe a lot to Subhash-ji (Ghai) and Abbas-Mustan. My loyalties will always lie with Subhash-ji. They have been extremely supportive and guided me. No matter what I achieve I'll always be thankful to Subhash-ji. I'll always be a phone call away at any point of time in my career."

"Ashiqui", the promo song of his debut film "36 China Town", is already on air and he is touted to be the next John Abraham, making a transition from a super model to films.