Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) After playing a rustic villain in "Omkara", Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is now playing a Sikh in his forthcoming film "Love Aaj Kal" and took Punjabi classes to get the right accent for the role.
"Saif plays a Punjabi in 'Love Aaj Kal'. But he didn't have the accent of a Sikh guy. So Saif mastered it by taking training for Punjabi diction. Saif got himself a tutor to train him to speak the language," a source said.
In "Love Aaj Kal" Saif has teamed up with Deepika Padukone. It is Saif's debut production and is directed by Imtiaz Ali of "Jab We Met" fame.
Annu Malek gives reality show participants their big break
Popular music director Annu Malek has offered a group of four boys, who percussion with props like bucket, bottle, sticks and basketball, a chance to do a song with him in future.
Beat Boxers, a group of boys trained by ace percussionist Taufiq Qureshi, performed their unique act on Sony TV's latest reality show "Entertainment Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega", being jointly judged by Annu and choreographer-director Farah Khan.
Farah had announced that she will collaborate with the dance group Fictitious, which also put up a unique performance on the show, for some future project.
NRI bids to marry Rakhi Sawant
Elesh Parujanwala, a 30-year-old Gujarati NRI, is one among the thousands bidding to marry item girl Rakhi Sawant through the reality show "Rakhi Ka Swayamvar".
Parujanwala came from Toronto after leaving his family business to start a new venture in India sometime back and felt the need for a partner. And with Rakhi looking for a groom through a reality show, he felt he had a good chance too, a source from the show's sets told IANS.
"He loves Rakhi's desi jhatkas and is totally impressed with her frank and honest nature. If things work out between him and Rakhi, he is willing to leave Canada for good and settle in Mumbai," said the source.
Parujanwala is a graduate in acting and loves movies, cars, reading, and dancing and will be seen on "Rakhi Ka Swayamvar" to be aired on NDTV Imagine starting June 29 every Monday-Friday at 9 p.m. Rakhi will choose a groom for herself with the help of the viewers through the show.