Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The fans usually just look at the fame and interesting lifestyle that the film stars have and tend to overlook the hard work put in by them.
Recently Kareena Kapoor, one of the most successful actresses in filmdom, had to shoot for 36 hours without a break.
The actress has a chock-a-block schedule thanks to films like "Kambakkht Ishq", "3 Idiots", "Agent Vinod", "Mr. and Mrs. Khanna" and an untitled movie by Rensil D'silva in her kitty. She just went rushing from one set to another.
Kareena shot continuously without complaining about tiredness or any lack of sleep. Onlookers said that this is what stars are made of and it was a really good gesture from the actress to shoot without any complaints.
Shilpa Shetty take cricket lessons from Graeme Smith, Shane Warne
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who co-owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals, had a brush with on-field action when she teamed up with cricketers to learn a few tips.
She tried to learn some basics about the game from Graeme Smith and Shane Warne, the members of her team, but soon she was left out of breath.
"It was a fun day... Graeme (Smith) taught me how to bat and Shane (Warne) taught me how to spin the ball! We played for a bit and after I ran four times between the wickets I was gasping for breath," Shilpa posted on her blog from Cape Town.
"Now I respect my cricketers more, wonder how they do it, handling all that pressure, gawd! We actors have it easier, at least we get retakes... anyway it's still a thankless job when they lose," she added.
Amitabh Bachchan to sing for TV commercial
After crooning songs like "Mere angane mein", "Rang barse" and "Chali chali" for his movies, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan now has lent his voice for a TV commercial.
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, who is also directing the actor in his forthcoming film "Aladin", Amitabh has sung the song for a Himani Navratna Oil commercial, for which he is also the brand ambassador.
"He has an incredible energy level that comes across on the screen as well. We had an amazing time shooting the ad with him," said Ghosh.
The jingle has been composed by Vishal-Shekhar and sources claim "Amitabh too spent long hours in the studio with the musicians and provided his own inputs".
The 66-year-old will also shake a leg in the ad.