Stomach this: Emraan Hashmi has until now mostly been the maverick, cocky guy in all his films. But one can trust Dibakar Banerjee to flip a stereotype on it''s head. The filmmaker has cast Emraan alongside Abhay Deol in his next film, Shanghai, and has asked the actor to pile on kilos and grow a paunch.
Much luck: Shruti Haasan is back on the big screen with Madhur Bhandarkar''s Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji and can''t stop gushing about the director and his first attempt at a light-hearted comedy. "Mr Bhandarakar has a great sense of humour," she says. Well, lady, looks like you haven''t watched his previous works.
Patriotism pays: When Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey tanked at the box-office, many secretly wished that Ashutosh Gowariker would be too heart-broken to continue making the lengthy sagas he does. They might have to wait for that a bit longer for he has been bestowed with the Best Patriotic Film Director Award at the 17th Lions Club Awards.