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Salman Khan, 45, who took a payment for Ready during downturn has hiked his price, post his super successful run at the box office. The actor, who was taking Rs 40 crore for his films, decided to take back home a whopping Rs 50 crore.

Two directors have validated to film professional Subhash K Jha that Salman has not only increased his fee, but is also ‘choosing’ his directors.

According to a source salman is not only increasing his film charge but he’s also became selective for his directors. Like, for the T Series venture Salman has put forward the names of two directors and has asked filmmaker Bhushan Kumar to choose from one of them. Moreover, he insisted on Sonakshi Sinha for Kick and now he’s suggesting Zarine Khan to his forthcoming filmmakers.

Producer Bhushan Kumar told Jha that Salman’s price has been reorganized for his next. “When Salmanbhai did Ready the film industry was facing a huge financial crisis. But he agreed to cut down his price from Rs 40 crore to Rs 17 crore. This was the only way we could have made Ready at that time. Now the market has changed for the entire film industry. So, we are currently re-negotiating with him for our next film.”

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The veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, best known for her act in movies like “Pyaasa” and “Guide“, has been chosen to receive the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third top civilian award, on the eve of Republic Day.

Waheeda, presently not in India, was honored the Padma Shri, the fourth highest national award, in 1972. She was born in Muslim family in Tamil Nadu, the 74 year old, famous actress started her assignation with Indian cinema with Telugu movie “Jayasimha” in 1955 and after one year made her debut in Bollywood with “C.I.D“, in which she played a cameo.

She is discovered by Guru Dutt, Waheeda got her big break in her mentor’s “Pyaasa” and later she marked in his cinematic masterpieces like “Kaagaz Ke Phool“, “Chaudhvin Ka Chand” and “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam“.

Waheeda also played the lead role in “Guide” with Dev Anand. Based on R.K. Narayan’s novel, it is believed to be a notable movie for its screenplay, direction, performances and music. In fact the film grabbed all the main Filmfare awards of the year as well as the actress for her.

She is also known for her dance and one sees her graceful moves in songs like “Paan khaye sainyaan hamaro“, “Kaanton se kheench ke yeh aanchal” and “Piya tose naina“.

She sustained to do different films through the 1970s and 1980s, but after “Lamhe” in 1991, she took a long time off. It was only over a decade later that she came back to the big screen with projects like “Om Jai Jagadish“, “Water“, “Rang De Basanti” and “Delhi 6“. Waheeda won her first National Award for her performance in the 1971 film “Reshma Aur Shera”.

She has won accolades and awards in large numbers during her over five-decade-long movie career including Filmfare best actress trophy for “Neel Kamal” in 1968. She received the Filmfare lifetime achievement award in 1994, and is also a recipient of the NTR National award for 2006.

SRK, who all set to have a crackling chemistry with dancing diva, Madhuri Dixit in his films like Dil To Pagal Hai and Devdas, is more than keen to work together with her once again. Talking to media SRK exposed his feelings saying he has no double thoughts when he said that the counting for the good and talented stops when he said ‘Ek do teen‘. He would love to team up with Madhuri again or at least want her to make a guest appearance in his film in the years ahead.

They both, who were also seen in films like Anjaam and Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam caught up lately as Madhuri is in town to judge the reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa season 4 where Shah Rukh says they had a lot to talk about. He said that the recent communication with her was refreshing and indeed he had a gala time. They spoke about their children at length.

Just like all the fans of Madhuri, Shahrukh Khan also is sold out on her beauty. He said that he just love her completely, she was his darling. He said he is fond of her deadly smile and beauty. Shah Rukh is also making his comeback on the small screen as the host of a Reality Show Zor Ka Jhatka, based on the worldwide popular reality show “Wipeout”.

Which make Kareena see red any guesses? The two words “Size Zero” when used together. Kareena Kapoor told the media that she’s tired of her weight being under scrutiny ever since the since the release of her film, Tashan, in 2008.

She made the things clear saying that that was the requirement of the film Tashan to loss weight and she ended up setting a trend, because all the leading ladies of Bollywood film industry are down by a few sizes she added and express her joy telling that it feels good to have been a role model but it’s not possible for anyone to remain the same size forever. She further said that she could not stick in the gym all her life and she’s not getting into a bikini again for sure.

Bebo is going to show her curves in her next projects like Karan Johar’s Short Term Shaadi, Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One and Salman Khan’s Bodyguard, call for a sexy look. She said that she doesn’t want to be matchstick thin; she can show off her curve now.

Although Shah Rukh Khan’s fan list is continuous and recently Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone the hot couple featuring in Kunal Kohli’s upcoming movie Break Ke Baad, who will be seen paying tribute to SRK.

The movie is a romantic comedy and shot in Delhi, Mumbai and Mauritius. Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone are playing the lead role in the film; Imran is playing a theatre owner while Deepika plays a wannabe actress in the movie. The story rotates around the life of two, who are childhood friends, fall in love at a tender age and then break up. The film tracks their post break-up blues and how they handle to recover their relationship in spite of being in two separate geological locations.

The director of the film Kunal Kohli told the media that Imran performs Shah Rukh’s signature steps in the title track Dooriyan as well as he is very fond of SRK for his popularity as the king of romance.

Padukone, who started her career with SRK in Om Shanti Om (2007), is a big admirer of Khan. She too mimics him in the film. “In a drunken stupor in Break Ke Baad, she claims she is Shah Rukh Khan,” says Kolhi.

Recently Sushmita Sen has been seen under a hat at the international airport where she had gone to see off her friend who was leaving for Dubai. Unlike some other stars who wear dark glares even through long flights, Sushmita Sen boarded the plane wearing her hat. But she take off her hat aside as she took her seat and wore it only when it was time to deplane. She didn’t take off her hat even at the immigration counter after landing at Dubai. It wasn’t as if she was pretending to hide the fact that she wasn’t wearing any make-up. Sushmita was attracting more attention with her hat because it looked very out of place there.

The pop singer Mika Singh who was in US has called Pritam the noted music director to be prepared for a surprise gift and later on gifted him a new silver grey Toyota Fortuner but the music director refused by saying that it was so expensive a gift.

A few days later, when Mika came back to the city, he stressed to Pritam that if one friend presents something to the other, then it has to be accepted. After some interpretation, the hesitant Pritam gave in and accepted Mika’s gift.

It seems that, Mika purchased three Fortuners, of which he kept one for himself. As said by my informer, the vocalist offered one to another friend who had gifted him his first luxurious and exclusive designer shirt years ago. Informer is now wondering what will Mika gift next? I’m waiting to be surprised. After all, such is life diaries.

The young actor Neil Nitin Mukesh was promoting his forthcoming film Lafangey Parindey at his premises but he was getting too much friendly with the girls and there must not have been one girl he didn’t kiss on the cheek and the same time he was ignoring male assistant directors and production executives around. So this young actor is very mischievous I tell you.

At the party when he thought he know some faces he headed towards them to greet them with a hug and peck on their cheek. His cheekiness undoubtedly excludes him from being on my blue-eyed boys list. After all, such is life diaries.

On the eve of the release of Mani Ratnam’s film Raavan, there was a recent poll on who looks the best with Aishwarya Rai on screen. Amusingly it was her ex flame Salman Khan who got a thumping approval.

Salman bagged more then 50% percent of the votes, while Hrithik Roshan came second and Abhi third.

Though Aish worked with Salman in just one film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, yet audience seemed to have loved their pair.

The Bollywood actress Jiah Khan who has been acted in three hit movies Nishabd, Ghajini and Housefull, has been offered to act in Hollywood films and she has signed two international ventures. Talking to media she revealed that the both the films have huge canvases and one of the movies is an adaptation of a classic English play.

Jiah further said that she had been offered roles a number of times from Hollywood even before her debut film Nishabd but she said that she couldn’t find herself to be fit in those characters which had been offered that’s why she refused the offers but this time she said the roles were according to her expectations and she loves to perform these characters that she immediately connected with the characters.

When someone asked Jiah Khan that is she playing the lead role in the films? She said that the idea of a leading lady is different in the West, you can have Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore and Halle Berry in one film with each one playing a significant role applying a leading lady and she is playing the important roles in both the movies she said.