Ranbir and Neetu to dance

This will be a first - Ranbir Kapoor will groove with his mother, actress Neetu Kapoor at an awards night. The mother-son duo will perform together at the Colors Screen Awards to be held on January 12. Ranbir says his mother is nervous about their performance.

“I cornered my mother to do a nice jig on stage. We will be performing on songs of my family. I am sure my mother will steal the limelight,” said Ranbir. The 30-year-old says he plans to perform with all his family one by one. On the big screen, Ranbir will be seen with his parents in his next film Besharam .

Matru comes this Friday

Vishal Bhardwaj’s rustic drama Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola has been cleared with a U/A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). “I’ve always wanted my films to reach out to a wider audience. Finally with Matru..., not restricted by the A rating, I’ll be able to do so. I’d like to thank the CBFC for giving this rating as it’s a bright and happy film,” Bhardwaj said. The film had initially run into censor trouble with Pankaj Kapur’s character saying “Pancho”, which, the CBFC felt, sounded like a Hindi expletive. However, much to the director’s delight, the U/A rating makes the movie fit for family audiences, including those under 18.

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola , presented by Fox Star Studios and produced by Vishal Bhardwaj also features Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma.

Favourite actress

Actor Arjun Kapoor is in complete awe of Priyanka Chopra and her performance in Barfi !, and says she is his favourite actress of the year. “Best actress this year (2012) is Priyanka Chopra. She has done terrific work in Barfi! So, she has to be my favourite actress for this year,” the 28-year-old said. Priyanka also happens to be the cousin sister of Parineeti Chopra, who was Arjun’s co—star in his debut film Ishaqzaade , which released last year.

Asked about his favourite song from the last year, Arjun said: “My favourite song has been Deva shree Ganesha from Agneepath . I think that song has helped me a lot in my workout. Everyday I workout listening to that song. So that’s my favourite” Arjun shed 40 to 50 kg for Ishaqzaade .