Johnny Depp Talks to Patti Smith About Working with Angelina Jolie, Jack Sparrow, and His Own Musical Aspirations By VANITY FAIR
On Angelina Jolie: “Meeting her and getting to know her was a real pleasant surprise,” Johnny Depp tells rock legend Patti Smith, writing for Vanity Fair, of working with Angelina Jolie on their upcoming film, The Tourist. “You don’t know what she might be like—if she has any sense of humor at all. I was so pleased to find that she is incredibly normal, and has a wonderfully kind of dark, perverse sense of humor.”
Depp tells Smith of the challenges he and his co-star faced with constant media scrutiny on set. “Poor thing, dogged by paparazzi, her and her husband, Brad…all their kids,” Depp says of Angelina and her famous brood. “There are times when you see how ridiculous is this life, how ludicrous it is, you know, leaving your house every morning and being followed by paparazzi.”
Depp tells Smith about the difficulties that arose while filming together—having to be discreet to avoid unwarranted speculation—which included “having to hide, sometimes not even being able to talk to each other in public because someone will take a photograph and it will be misconstrued and turned into some other shit.”
Depp compares Angelina to another famous leading lady. “I’ve had the honor and the pleasure and gift of having known Elizabeth Taylor for a number of years,” he says. “You know, you sit down with her, she slings hash, she sits there and cusses like a sailor, and she’s hilarious. Angie’s got the same kind of thing, you know, the same approach.” On Captain Jack Sparrow: On the set of the upcoming installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, Smith asks Depp what it’s like to play the iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow. “Somebody once asked [Hunter S. Thompson], “What is the sound of one hand clapping, Hunter?,” and he smacked him. Captain Jack was kind of like that for me, an opening up of this part of yourself,” Depp says. “There is a little Bugs Bunny in all of us.”
“They couldn’t stand him. They just couldn’t stand him,” Depp says of Disney’s reaction to his controversial interpretation of Sparrow. “I think it was Michael Eisner, the head of Disney at the time, who was quoted as saying, ‘He’s ruining the movie.’ Depp reveals to Smith, however, that he remained unfazed by the studio’s hysteria. “Upper-echelon Disney-ites, going, What’s wrong with him? Is he, you know, like some kind of weird simpleton? Is he drunk? By the way, is he gay?… And so I actually told this woman who was the Disney-ite… ‘But didn’t you know that all my characters are gay?’ Which really made her nervous.”
On his most recent role in The Tourist: Depp tells Smith why his role of a mathematician in The Tourist appealed to him: “I was always fascinated by people who are considered completely normal, because I find them the weirdest of all.” Of the complications of having played so many eccentric roles in his career, he says, “They’re all still there, which on some level can’t be the healthiest thing in the world…. I always picture it as this chest of drawers in your body—Ed Wood is in one, the Hatter is in another, Scissorhands is in another…. They’re still very close to the surface.”
On life: Elsewhere in the interview, Depp talks to Smith about their shared fondness for the Monkees’ 60s pop hit “Daydream Believer”; the music career he almost had (“Going into acting was an odd deviation from a particular road that I was on in my late teens, early 20s, because I had no desire, no interest, really, in it at all. I was a musician and I was a guitarist, and that’s what I wanted to do”); being born in the wrong time (“I really believe that, at a certain point, if you’re born in ’60-something or whatever, you got ripped off—you know what I mean? I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time”); and what he’d still like to accomplish: “[Marlon Brando said,] Why don’t you just take a year and go and study Shakespeare, or go and study Hamlet. Go and work on Hamlet and play that part. Play that part before you’re too old…. So what he was trying to tell me was: play that fucking part, man. Play that part before you’re too long in the tooth. Play it. And I would like to. I’d really, really like to.”
Highlights - What he did on Thanksgiving (played ping-pongs, video games) - Plugs the Nerd Machine website - His trip to Europe - How he speaks some Spanish "Una cerveza, por favor." - How he got pink eye in Italy and had to go to the hospital - Lopez congratulates him on Tangled - Clip from Tangled - BEST PART: Lopez gifts Zach a pimped out golf cart which YVONNE STRAHOVSKI drives out and then she dances to the stereo system of the golf cart! Haha soooooooooo cute!!
Ricky Martin was overwhelmed with emotion when he finally revealed his sexuality to his mother and father - because they welcomed the news by expressing their unconditional love for the singer.
The Livin' La Vida Loca hitmaker 'came out' as a gay man in March after wrestling with his feelings for years, and he admits he was prepared for a difficult talk with his parents when he decided to come clean about his chosen lifestyle.
But he was surprised when his mum and dad revealed they were already aware of his homosexuality.
Martin tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "(Mum) asked me, 'Baby, are you in love?' And I said, 'Yeah mum, I am in love.' And she asked me, 'Is it a man?' and I thought, 'Wow, this is gonna be easier than what I thought.' And I said, 'Yes mum, it's a man.'
"I was extremely surprised and then she said, 'Come on, give me a hug. You're my son and I love you, and I will always be here for you.' So it was very beautiful. "My father... he kinda told me. I wanted to tell him and he said, 'You don't have to say a word. I love you and I just want you to be happy.'"
Daniel Radcliffe is the richest British star under 30.
The 'Harry Potter' actor has made an estimated £45.6 million, £25 million of which comes from the final two films in the series 'The Deathly Hallows', alone, almost £15 million more than the second-placed star, 25-year-old Keira Knightley, who has made a fortune of £30.1 million so far.
Four of the top five money-makers in the list compiled by heat magazine come from the wizard movie series made famous by Daniel, with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint making £20.6 million and £19 million respectively.
'Twilight: Saga' actor Robert Pattinson - who appeared in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' - was placed fifth, having earned £18.5 million so far.
Britain's highest earning music star is 'Bleeding Love' singer Leona Lewis, who has generated a £12.5 million fortune since winning 'The X Factor' in 2006, placing her in sixth place.
Heat editor Sam Delaney said the list proved not all rich people are "corrupt, cigar-chomping fat cats".
He said: "In these tight financial times, there's a great deal of animosity felt towards society's richest. But who could possibly resent the millions earned by a charming young rascal like Daniel Radcliffe?
"The heat rich list is proof that not all mega-rich people are corrupt, cigar-chomping fat cats. This list is full of young people who have largely made their cash out of putting smiles on other people's faces"
Other notable inclusions on the list include Sienna Miller at 17, who at £6.1 million has earned less than Arctic Monkeys' singer Alex Turner, who has amassed an estimated fortune of £7.5 million.
'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole has earned £7.9 million, putting her ahead of all her Girls Aloud bandmates.
Yes, Teddy’s glacial journey out Beverly Hills’ longest walk-in closet got a major boost on the Nov. 29 episode.
It was the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Silver (Jessica Stroup) managed to get one more kiss out of Teddy (Trevor Donovan) before he came to his senses and told her there was “someone else,” all while making google-y eyes at his down-low bro Ian (Kyle Riabko.) Teddy seized an opportunity to get Ian alone, then seized Ian’s face. It was definitely a “whoa there now” moment, and it caused all viewers to pause. And rewind. And play again.
Alert your mother: Colin Firth was in town last week. The British actor best known for playing variations on the repressed-but-sexy English gentleman, such as the aloof Mr. Darcy in the BBC’s “Pride and Prejudice,” and the uptight, but still eligible, Mark Darcy, foil to the caddish Hugh Grant in “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” was staying at his favorite hotel, the Trump SoHo, and working the talk-show circuit. On Tuesday afternoon, he appeared in the lobby, wearing a black sweater and jeans, and displaying a jarringly un-brooding personality. “I’m not a big fan of hip hotels,” he said, explaining his choice of the Trump. “I prefer corporate—I hate to say that.”
Firth was promoting his new film, “The King’s Speech,” in which he plays King George VI, who ascended the British throne in 1936 after his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in order to marry Wallis Simpson. Because of the weighty historical context (Britain on the eve of the Second World War) and the role (the story revolves around the King’s struggle to overcome a debilitating stammer, with the help of a speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush), it’s being discussed as Oscar material. This annoys Firth.The Academy Awards “could not have been further from our minds,” he said. “I thought we were making what could be a rather grim story of a man’s misery.” But he acknowledged that the monarch’s fear of public speaking could have broad appeal. “It’s an extremely heightened representation of anxieties that we all understand.”
He has one public-speaking horror story: “It was a punishment. I was eight. I was talking in class, and the teacher said, ‘Oh, do you want to give the lesson?’ ” The following week, after several sleepless nights, Firth was made to teach an hour-long class on the topic of soil. “It’s the only thing I ever really learned during my entire school years,” he said. “I still remember words like ‘loam’ and ‘subsoil,’ and different levels and layers. I brought in samples and little test tubes.”
This was in Hampshire, England. Firth’s father, a history professor, grew up in India, the fifth generation in a family of British colonists. He moved his family around, assuming teaching posts all over the world: Nigeria, St. Louis, and various places in England—“Billericay, Brentwood, Bath.” Firth downplayed the trauma of his peripatetic childhood compared with the trials endured by George VI, who was forced to wear leg braces and was abused by his nanny. But, he said, it gave him an appreciation for the importance of speech. As an eighth grader in Missouri, he was teased about his accent: “I kept hearing this expression ‘Pip pip cheerio!’ ” he said.(I'LL KILL THEM, BB)
Walking down Spring Street, Firth arrived at Mercer Kitchen, where he surveyed a downstairs bar area, and said, “Amazing! iPads and iPods littering the landscape!” He opted for a table upstairs, where he ordered a Diet Coke and scallops, and talked about learning to speak like King George VI.“There’s no manual on how you achieve a stammer,” he said. “There’s a lot of work on how you overcome one.” Tom Hooper, the film’s director, urged Firth and the rest of the cast to work on their British accents, to make them historically accurate. “We spoke differently as a culture eighty years ago,” Firth said, then did an impression of a nineteen-thirties aristocrat “tapping his ‘R’s: ‘Tedibly, tedibly.’ ” The Royals had their own way of speaking. “If you listen to Edward VIII’s abdication speech, it’s got some very strange sounds,” he said. “Almost an American influence.” George VI clenched his jaw when he spoke, and Firth imitated his weak “R”s: “He would say, ‘Might is Llllright.’ ’’ The current Royals, Firth said, have an accent, too. “It’s actually, I think, rather particular to the aristocracy, perhaps even to just the Royal Family—” He stopped himself, and added, somewhat unconvincingly, “I can’t really imitate it.” (He said that he hadn’t been following the Kate Middleton story very closely: “I’m not part of that discussion.”)
Firth draped an arm over the banquette and suggested that the idea of the repressed Englishman is an outdated cultural stereotype. “It’s not as common in England as is perceived,” he said. “Certainly not in my generation. We grew up wanting to be Jimi Hendrix or Keith Richards—we didn’t grow up wanting to be a Conservative Member of Parliament.
“The English are very paradoxical people,” he went on. “It doesn’t take much to get them to let their hair down—soccer, alcohol, music, or general excitement.” Of the things that excite him, he said, food “is very high on the list. I cook Indian food. That’s a big pleasure of mine.” He added, “I’ve been forbidden it by my wife.”
Firth recently celebrated his fiftieth birthday. It fell on the day that “The King’s Speech” screened at the Toronto film festival. When Firth walked onstage, the audience started singing. “So I got a ‘Happy Birthday’ from two thousand people,” he said. “It made me blush.”
For the past few years Kwanten’s been burning up the small screen as the hilarious Jason Stackhouse in True Blood, and in his spare time over the last year he’s managed to squeeze in three films – Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Griff the Invisible, and Red Hill. And there’s plenty more to come.
Kwanten shares everything with GQ from growing up in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, to breaking into Hollywood and his dislike of sleep. Despite his success Kwanten remains down-to-earth and is still excited by living and working in Hollywood – “Every time I drive down Santa Monica Boulevard, every time I see the Hollywood sign, I’ve been here eight years now and I still have that twinkle.”
Last night, Alexander met with Gaga in her dressing room. The two sat down to chat for almost 20 minutes and, in addition to filming the video above, Gaga gave Alexander a few messages she wanted to be relayed to you guys. Firstly, the new album is going to be like “bad kids going to church, having fun on a high level.” We can also expect the first single to be released in February 2011.
Just because we in HP fandom complain of not enough Rupert posts, but don't bloody post any!
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More... On Alan and Julie: “Alan Rickman [who plays the menacing Severus Snape] fascinates me,” says Grint. “He always seems to be in character. He’s really quite intimidating with that air about him. Actually, he’s nice to talk to, but he’s got this presence that makes you feel like he’s unapproachable.” Julie Walters is one of his favourites. “I’m quite close to her. She’s warm. She really is like my mum, and she’s seen us grow up.”
On Ron’s dark turn: “My part really improves,” says Grint. “It’s more complicated. Ron has a total freak-out, and gets jealous and angry. There’s a lot of paranoia and grief, and he falls in love. It’s quite a big moment for him.”
On the kiss: The final book and this film also include the first kiss between Ron and Hermione, a relief for frustrated viewers. Rowling hinted at an attraction between the two for a long time, and there were petty jealousies and near misses. “The kiss happened quite naturally, and in the second part of Deathly Hallows they’re really quite couply, holding hands a lot. It wasn’t like it came from nowhere. It was quite a tricky kiss, a bit strange, but quite sweet really. It was just one shot, but we had about six takes. It was all right, yeah. Easy after the first take,” says Grint, then adds, “I’ve almost no memory of it at all.”
On fame: Grint often gets followed down the street or accosted in bars. When he goes with his mates to rock festivals, he has been known to wear a duck mask, just so he can walk around freely. “You develop an instinct for it. You can hear people saying your name, feel their stares. But it depends where you are. Here in Britain, people are a lot more reserved. In America it’s kind of crazy: louder, a few screams, and they want me to sign stuff – them. I once signed a tattoo of me, Dan and Emma on a guy’s arm. He was quite an old guy, 40, freaky, quite weird. It wasn’t a great tattoo either. I looked a bit like Anne Robinson.”
On the end: “It felt like the last day at school,” says Grint. “Packing up all the stuff in my dressing room, all the old toys still there from when I was 11… I’d underestimated how emotional it would be. We all cried.”
On being casted: “I suppose when they selected us as kids, they weren’t expecting us to act that much. They didn’t really want kids from drama school. I always felt quite a strong connection to Ron. I don’t know if it was just a ginger thing though,” he says, laughing. His hair is actually less carroty in real life: “Yes, the sun calms it down a little bit.” As for the Rupert-Ron intermingling, he says: “Possibly I’ve taken on some of his characteristics and we have merged into the same kind of person.”
And a lovely quote from Julie Walters! “When he first started he was really cute and really shy,” recalls Julie Walters, who has played Grint’s screen mum Molly Weasley from the start. “My abiding memory of him is at the first premiere and Grant, my husband, and I looked at Rupert and there was a beautiful little moon face, and he looked like a rabbit caught in the flashbulbs. He was such a sweetheart you wanted to cuddle him.”
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Haters 2 the left, down the corridor and FUCK OFF out of it!!!
Imran Khan - Hot Chocolate His sweet smile has many girls skip a heartbeat and we are sure you young girls have already started fantasizing about a date with Imran. Imran Khan debuted with a chocolate boy image in 'Jaane tu ya jaane naa...' but soon after his first movie he changed his image in the next films like Kidnap and Luck, where he played the role of an angry young man and appeared shirtless. The shirtless style broke the chocolate image and now he has got a Hot chocolate image with the toned and tanned body.
Arjun Rampal - Tough and Simple He might not be the world's best actor, but we tend to forgive Arjun Rampal for any career bloopers all because of his beautiful face and broad chest. A girl could transfer all her problems onto his wide, capable-looking shoulders.
Akshay Kumar - Singh is King Akshay entered the industry on his own merits. Handsome face, cute looks, a martial arts expert and some talent took him places. He is the man of hard work. He is the real stunt man of the bollywood. He is fearless, he is the most desirable stunt hero of the Bollywood. He is really a true performer and a real life Khiladi.
Ranbir Kapoor - The Chocolate Boy Actors who look like their mom's never have a good debut and have to struggle the earlier part of their careers (Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan). Ranbir reminds you so much of Neetu Singh that it is hard to consider him as an individual. Though his movies were not good at the box office, but he managed excel. So what if there is not a single big hit in his pocket, so what if your girlfriend is doing better than you, so what if your work is always compared with that of your parents..... You are still the most adorable chocolate boy of the bollywood town.
John Abraham - BUTT, The Best Humility thy name is John Abraham. John's style is laid back. Just like his personality. The most photographed of male models, John's assets are his physique, his smile and the way he wears his jeans. Whether in long hair or the recently cropped tresses John's style is confident and cool. He was the center of attraction in Dostana, in which he looked really Hot. His physique and his smile are the two assets that make him the coolest guy of the B town.
The Tom Hanks of Bollywood, takes his look and role in movies very seriously. Whether it is the dhoti-bundi look in Lagaan or the long mustache look in Mangal Pandey or the shaved head for Ghajini, Aamir spends a lot of time and effort to get the right look for his character. He showed-off his well toned body and 8 pack abs (not 6). He might not carry this toned body for long because once he gets in a character for a movie that is how he looks even when he is not on the sets.
Hrithik Roshan - Bronzed 'n' Hot Hrithik's style is casual and an athletic body and his Greek god looks make him look stylish in whatever he wears. He took his style one step forward in Gowariker's period piece Jodhaa Akbar. He is an all time favorite handsome hunk, a heart-throb and a dream guy. His well-oiled muscles and torso in Dhoom 2 and Jodha-Akhbar, has set impossibly high standards for fit, yummy bodies in Bollywood.
Salman Khan - Bare Essentials Salman was the first Bollywood actor to take weight training seriously and bring the whole muscular look to Bollywood (and I thank him for that). However he overdoes everything like taking his shirts off to show his chest and abs often. He was the one who started appearing shirtless on screen and since then it is a way to show-off the toned body.
Saif Ali Khan is definitely one of Bollywood's beefcakes. The buff star set hearts racing as he danced, shirtless of course, with Preity Zinta in Salaam Namaste and Kareena in Tashan and seduced Bipasha in Race. (Has anyone noticed that Bips gets all the shirtless men?)
Shahid Kapoor has come a long way since his Ishq Vishq days. Of course, he had a ripple of a muscle even then, but like good wine, he's matured with age and looks H.O.T in Kaminey (remember the scene where he's running with the horse!). That is one scene where you can say that he is now completely transformed as a man.... A powerful man
Hrithik Roshan born 10 January 1974, is an award-winning Bollywood actor. Roshan, who began his career as a child actor in a few films in the 1980s, made his film debut as a leading actor with the blockbuster Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000), which earned him two awards for Best Actor and Best Male Debut at the Filmfare ceremony, as well as numerous other awards. During his career, he was praised for his performances in films like Koi… Mil Gaya (2003), Krrish (2006) and Dhoom 2 (2006), being his biggest commercial successes so far, and winning him many Best Actor awards each. His commercial success and critically appraised performances have established Roshan as one of the prominent actors of India.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan born 2 November 1965, is a highly acclaimed Indian actor, as well as film producer and television host. Khan started out his career appearing in several television serials in the late 1980s. He made his film debut with the commercially successful Deewana (1992). Since then, he has been part of numerous commercial successes, as well as having delivered a variety of critically acclaimed performances. During his years in the Indian film industry, he has won seven Filmfare Best Actor Awards and has had significant box office success. While films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Chak De India (2007), and Om Shanti Om (2007), remain some of Bollywood’s biggest hits, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) have been hits in the overseas market. Since 2000, Khan branched out into film production and television presenting as well.
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan born 16 August 1970 in New Delhi, India) is an award-winning Indian actor. He is the son of the Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and the actress Sharmila Tagore. He has two sisters; actress Soha Ali Khan, and Saba Ali Khan. Khan made his debut in 1992 with Parampara. He had his major success with the 1994 films Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Yeh Dillagi. After starring in several box office failures throughout the 1990s, he gained acclaim and rose into prominence with his performance in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), and went on to turn his career professionally after that. He was praised for his performance in Nikhil Advani’s hit Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), which won him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, and won the coveted National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in another hit Hum Tum (2004). He then had commercial success with films like Salaam Namaste (2005) and Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007), and starred in numerous critically acclaimed projects such as Parineeta (2005) and Omkara (2006). These successes put him among the most successful actors in the industry
Akshay Kumar born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, on September 9, 1967 is an Indian film actor. He has appeared in over 80 Hindi language films. During the 90s, Kumar was primarily described as the action hero of Bollywood, starring in hit action films such as Khiladi (1992), Mohra (1994) and Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), and being particularly known for his “Khiladi Series”. However, he was simultaneously recognised for his performances in romantic films like Yeh Dillagi (1994) and Dhadkan (2000) as well as dramatic films such as Ek Rishtaa (2001), showing his versatility to perform a range of roles. In 2002, he won his first Filmfare Award under the Best Villain category, for his performance in Ajnabee (2001). Willing to change his intransigent image, Kumar later ventured mostly into comedy films. His comic performances in films such as Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Garam Masala (2005) and Jaan-E-Mann (2006) met with critical acclaim. His success came to its peak in 2007, when he starred in four consecutive commercial hits. Having done so, he has thus established himself as one of the prominent actors of the Hindi film industry
John Abraham born December 17, 1972 in Mumbai, India, is a Bollywood actor and a former model. John Abraham is one of the most successful male models in India, His height is 6′ 1″. Abraham’s father is a Malayali Christian architect, from Alwaye, Kerala in India. His mother, Phiroza Irani, is part of Bombay’s Parsi community. Abraham’s Parsi name is Farhan but his father gave him the name John. He has one younger brother, Alan. Abraham first went to the Bombay Scottish School and later to Jai Hind College. He was an avid sportsman, captaining the college football team. He earned his M.B.A degree from Mumbai Educational Trust. Abraham made his film debut in 2003 with the controversial film Jism. The film did well, and his work was noticed widely
Salman Khan born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on December 27, 1965 is an Indian film actor. Khan, who made his acting debut with the film Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), had his first commercial success with the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), and won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance. He went on to star in some of Bollywood’s most successful films, such as Saajan (1991), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994), Biwi No.1 (1999), having appeared in the highest earning films of five separate years during his career. In 1999, Khan won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his extended appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and since then has starred in several critical and commercial successes, including Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Tere Naam (2003), No Entry (2005) and Partner (2007). Khan has thus established himself as one of the most prominent leading actors of Hindi cinema
Aamir Khan born Aamir Hussain Khan; March 14, 1965 is an Indian film actor, producer, director, screenwriter, occasional singer, and the founder-owner of Aamir Khan Productions. Appearing as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain’s film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Khan’s career started eleven years later with the film, Holi (1984). He received his first commercial success with his cousin Mansoor Khan’s film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance in the film. After eight previous nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, Khan received his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Raja Hindustani (1996), his biggest commercial success so far. He later earned his second Best Actor award at the Filmfare ceremony as well as numerous other awards for his role in the 2001 Academy Award nominated Lagaan. Taking a four year break from acting, Khan made his comeback with Ketan Mehta’s The Rising (2005). In 2007, he made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par for which he received a Filmfare Best Director Award. Being a part of several commercially successful movies and delivering highly acclaimed performances, he has established himself as one of the leading actors of Hindi cinema
Arjun Rampal born 26 November 1972, is an Indian actor, as well as a fashion model. Arjun Rampal was discovered in a Delhi discotheque by designer, Rohit Bal. He was a student of prestigious Hindu College, Delhi then. Arjun became Rohit’s protégé and promoted him to the extent that he became one of India’s most sought after male supermodels His debut movie – Moksha was released in 2001 and was directed by Ashok Mehta. However, this film was released after his second film, Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, in which he appeared with Sunil Shetty and Aftab Shivdasani. Although both films did not perform at the box office his performances in both films was lauded by critics. In 2002, he won the Award of the International Indian Film Academy for Face of the Year
Amitabh Bachchan born as Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, is an Indian film actor of Hindi cinema. He gained popularity in India in the 1970s as an action hero and over the decades of his career which have since spanned numerous film genres, he has become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema. Bachchan holds the record for the most number of Best Actor nominations at the Filmfare Awards and has won three National Film Awards and twelve Filmfare Awards to date. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter of Kaun Banega Crorepati, India’s version of the British television game-show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He was also an elected member of the Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987. Bachchan is married to Jaya Bhaduri also an actress. They have two children, Shweta Nanda, a television presenter and Abhishek Bachchan who is also an actor in Bollywood and is the father-in-law of Aishwarya Rai, his wife
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Neil Mukesh born 15 January 1982 also known as Neil Nitin Mukesh is a Bollywood actor. He is the son of singer Nitin Mukesh and the grandson of the late noted singer Mukesh. As a child he made brief appearances in Vijay (1988) and Jaise Karni Waise Bharni (1989) He made his movie debut with the 2007 Sriram Raghavan directed crime thriller Johnny Gaddaar. He received good reviews for his role of Vikram, the main protagonist. Though the movie did not do well at the box-office, his acting was appreciated. A reviewer noted that he has made a good move by not being afraid of taking on a negative role. His next film is Sudhir Mishra’s Tera Kya Hoga Johnny