What are Bollywood stars planning for New Year?
By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) As New Year's Eve rolls in, the Bollywood brigade is planning to whoop it up in different ways.
While Priyanka Chopra, Suniel Shetty and Sonam Kapoor plan to make it a family affair, Bipasha Basu, Malaika Arora will entertain their fans with performances and others like Tusshar Kapoor are going to welcome the New Year with work.
Priyanka Chopra: I'm shooting till the Dec 30. Then I have one day to spend with my family. After the New Year, I am off to Bangkok to shoot a commercial for a beauty soap. My wish? That my father remains well and my films do well!
Suniel Shetty: I'm off to spend the year-end with my family in our Khandala home, and that includes my parents, of course. I'd want my family to be happy and complete in 2008. On the professional front, I want my production company Popcorn Entertainment to march ahead.
Bipasha Basu: I'm working on New Year's Eve. I'll be performing at the Marriott. Then I'm heading to Kenya for a week's holiday. I hope in 2008 I've loads of fun and I do great work. I'd like more travel for myself and less violence for the world.
Tusshar Kapoor: I can't travel out of Mumbai for the New Year because I'm shooting. So it'd be just close friends home on the Dec 31. My only wish for 2008 is to see my films get a smooth release.
Sonam Kapoor: I'm actually working this New Year in Jaipur. But my parents, sister and my best friend are coming to visit me.
Arshad Warsi: I'm off to the mountains in Uttaranchal with my family. I wish the world would take global warming seriously in 2008.
R. Madhavan: I'm off on a cruise with my wife and son in Singapore. My wish? I want to spend lots and lots of time with my family in Chennai in 2008. In 2007, I was home for all of 28 days.
Raveena Tandon: I'll be with my husband, my two children and friends at a friend's house in Alibaug. I want to get back to some work in 2008.
Esha Deol: On the 31st I'm with my old school friends. In 2008, I want a role that will challenge me as an actress. Waiting with fingers crossed. I've kept my dates free. For the rest of world, I pray for peace.
Urmila Matondkar: I'll be working during New Year's Eve. As for my wish list for 2008, do you have the time?
Shabana Azmi: I've no plans for the New Year. I guess I'll go with the flow in the coming year.
Mona Singh: This may sound boring, but I'll visit gurdwaras for the New Year's Eve to thank god for all he has given me. Then I'll spend the day with the family. I'll party at night with friends. In 2008, I hope I get that one big role in Bollywood.
Perizaad Zorabian: This New Year is special because it's my first as mummy to baby Zaha. Playing mummy, daddy and baby is like living in a fairytale. In 2008, I want to balance out my family life with my career.
Rahul Khanna: I'm spending the New Year with friends in the US and looking forward to a year of interesting and fun-filled roles.
Arbaaz Khan: This year for the New Year's I'll be at our family farmhouse in Panvel with my parents and brothers. Earlier, during the year-end we'd head to Goa or Dubai. In 2008 I want to quit smoking. My son is growing up and I don't want him to feel it's okay to smoke because daddy's doing it.
Malaika Arora: I'll be in Delhi performing for Country Club. In 2008 I want my new TV show and my feature film "EMI" to do well
Koena Mitra: I'll be dancing at the Sahara Star Hotel. Afterwards I'll party. I'm glad I'll be working and I'll bring in the New Year with work. In 2008, I want better work and more love from everyone. At the end of the day all we want is happiness.
Dino Morea: I'm spending the New Year with my family and closed friends. My parents are down from Bangalore. In 2008, all I want is to work every day.
Celina Jaitley: My brother got engaged Dec 27. So we'll have a family dinner on New Year welcoming his fiancée to the family. That apart I want my career to finally take off in 2008. I've worked hard. I want my dues.
Amrita Rao: Since January 2007 I've been living out of suitcases. I've just returned from a month's schedule in Jaisalmer. So now I'm looking forward to spending time in Mumbai. My cousins have come down from America and we'll be partying together.
Irrfan Khan: My tall and long plan is to explore the interiors of Maharashtra. It's very important to be in touch with one's roots. Anyone who wants to accompany me is welcome to do so.
Rahul Bose: It's a sombre New Year for my sister and me. We lost our father recently. We're in our ancestral home in Kasauli going through his things, putting finishing touches to his life. But I don't grieve for my father. I celebrate his passing forth. Happy New Year!