Shahid gifts himself Rs.1.5 million bike (Film Snippets)

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Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) After John Abraham, Shahid Kapur is the new bike enthusiast in the Hindi film industry and has gifted himself a sports bike, costing close to Rs.1.5 million.

"Shahid loves biking. When he was shooting with Ahmed Khan for 'Ishq Vishk', Shahid would go with him for long bike rides along the Western express highway. And now, he has gifted himself a new bike, but only after his parents' approval," said a source close to the actor.

The source added that Shahid takes special care of his new possession.

"He is very possessive about the bike and insists on cleaning it himself. He has been biking a lot these days especially at nights and also while going for his shoots," said the source.

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I was paid to gain weight: Swapnil Joshi

At a time when all the actors are headed to the gym to tone their body, television actor Swapnil Joshi, best remembered for having played Lord Krishna in mythological serial "Mahabharat", is gorging on food to gain weight.

He says he gained seven kilos for the new show "Ghar Ki Baat".

"I have gained seven kg for this role. I had to eat a lot. If on any day I used to look slim by even an inch, they used to feed me with bananas, pizzas and what not," Swapnil said.

Swapnil says that he had a great time putting on weight especially since he was being paid for it.

"I used to think it's tough to slim down, but after this experience I think putting on weight is a tougher task," he quipped.

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Abhay's camaraderie with his 'Dev D' director

Abhay Deol enjoyed every bit of shooting for his forthcoming film "Dev D" mainly because director Anurag Kashyap was always chilled out on the sets.

"Anurag would just let Abhay be during the shoot. There was no typical actor-director relationship, where the director calls the shots. Anurag would not say anything to Abhay even if he was fiddling with something or playing with a toy. Abhay really liked that and he also liked the fact that Anurag is spontaneous," said a source.

In "Dev D", which is a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic novel "Devdas", Abhay plays the lead role. The film is slated for release Feb 6.

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