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D id Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali get together like a house on fire as they would like us to believe or were they at loggerheads over ‘creative differences'? Hrithik insists that the director didn't give in to his usual temper on the sets and Aishwarya Rai states that she was the connecting link between the two, having worked previously with both Hrithik and Bhansali on different films. Meanwhile, Hrithik has been getting too generous, donating one lakh rupees each to the seven top contestants on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge TV show. Whether Guzaarish is a hit or not, Hrithik has earned brownie points for himself.

Over to romance

M adhur Bhandarkar's forthcoming film, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, has been generating interest in trade circles. The film will release on January 28 with three actors at the helm — Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Omi Vaidya of 3 Idiots fame. The romantic comedy has Shruti Hassan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shraddha Das in the female leads. Madhur has moved away from hard-hitting plots to a frothy, fun, slice-of-life film.

Talk about coincidences

Deepika Padukone is known to draw from characteristics of people whom she has met to enact her roles. When director Danish Aslam narrated the story of Break Ke Baad, she found that her character Aliyah was similar to Ranbir Kapoor in real life as both are commitment phobic. Though she denies making good use of past references from her own life to enact a few episodes, insiders note that Deepika is having the last laugh aping Ranbir Kapoor.

The arc lights on her

A ll eyes are on Tees Maar Khan as we inch closer to December. Farah Khan will ensure enough publicity blitzkrieg unveiling one surprise after the other in the promos of her film. The film is more than just a heist story. Farah guarantees plenty of laughs and even Katrina gets to do some comedy. She plays a wannabe actress who gets caught in embarrassing situations and waits for Akshay Kumar to bail her out.

Nauka Dubi at IFFI

D irector Rituparno Ghosh's Nauka Dubi, produced by Subhash Ghai's Mukta Searchlight Films, will have its world premiere at IFFI Goa as the opening film of the India Premier Section on November 24. The magic of Rabindranath Tagore's words will cast a spell over the audience when the Hindi film, which the director describes as a tale of four cross-wired lovers, gets a contemporary makeover. The film stars Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, sisters Raima and Riya Sen. The film will coincide with the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore and will released in theatres in January 2011.

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