Friday, December 18, 2009

Star shower at PETA's anniversary

Shahid Kapoor

While Shahid Kapoor gets the PETA Asia Sexiest Vegetarian Award, a bevy of B-town celebs gather to be honoured with humanitarian awards at PETA's 10th anniversary bash. The gala will also have recorded video appearances by former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson and rocker Bryan Adams.

As celebs gather at the Trident Hotel at Bandra kurla Complex, in Mumbai, we caught up with some of them who have supported the humble cause.

"My contribution towards PETA should have been much more than what I have done. I feel honoured for being recognized by such an amazing
organization. I am extremely honored to receiving the humanitarian award," says Bollywood actress Eesha Koppikar.

Talking about her lovee for animals, Celine Jaitly, who appeared in a PETA ad in 2009 for saving elephants from captivity says, "Animals are my first love, getting PETA's award motivates me to do more work for animals. They can't speak for themselves and yet their love is so unconditional. I am glad I could make a difference."

Raveena Tandon Thadani, who's equally excited about being honoured says, "Animals need us to speak for them. Let's stop the cruely and let us make a difference."

John Abraham, who campaigned for independence for caged birds in a popular ad campaign for PETA and is also hosting the event, remained unavailable for comment.

Music Review Chance Pe Dance' music makes you shake a leg Rating:** 1/2

Chance Pe Dance' music makes you shake a leg (IANS Music Review)
By Ruchika Kher

Film: "Chance Pe Dance"; Music Director: Adnan Sami; Lyricists: Kumaar, Irshad Kamil, Irfan Siddique and Amitabh Bhattacharya; Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Tulsi Kumar, Javed Ali, Vishal Dadlani, Soham Chakrabarthy, Shreya Ghosal, Kunal Ganjawala, Master Saleem, Neeraj Sridhar, Amit Kumar and Shaan; Rating:** 1/2

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shake a leg with the music of Shahid Kapoor-Genelia D'Souza-starrer "Chance Pe Dance". The soundtrack has been composed by Adnan Sami and it boasts of fast-paced, high-on-energy dance numbers.

The album contains seven originals and two remix versions.

It opens with "Pe pe pepein" that starts with typical wedding music in the background. A Western song with rap by Hard Kaur and vocals by Master Saleem and Neeraj Sridhar, "Pe pe pepein" has a strong Punjabi flavour. It's a fast-paced song and slowly grows on you.

The song also has a remix version that adds more beats and makes it a perfect dance number.

Next is "Pump it up" with Vishal Dadlani behind the mike. The song has a punch and starts with a bang. It's a full-on dance number with a mix of dhol and electronic guitaring.

This track too has a remix version which is faster and includes more orchestration.

Up next is a slow love ballad "Pal mein hi", which is beautifully crooned by Soham Chakrabarthy and Shreya Ghoshal. The song brings in a tranquillising effect. It's a sweet and pleasing romantic number that touches a chord with the listener.

Then we have another fast track in the guise of "One more dance". The song sung by Kunal Ganjawala is not that impressive. The song has a techno feel and is meant for the dance floor; it, however, fails to create an impact and falls flat.

It is followed by "Yaba Daba Yahoo". Sung by Kunal Ganjawala, it takes the dance flavour of the album further. A fun number, it has a heavy dose of English lyrics.

"Rishta hai mera", sung by Shaan and Tulsi Kumar, changes the mood of the album. It's a soft, smooth song. An inspirational number, "Rishta hai mera" is a melodious composition and generates interest.

Finally there is "Just do it". High on electronic arrangements, the song has been crooned by Amit Kumar and director Ken Ghosh has composed it. It has influences of hip hop and is a dance number yet gain.

On the whole, if you want to dance away to glory, then "Chance Pe Dance" is the album you are looking for.
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I don't get affected by rumours and gossips about my love life Shahid Kapoor

Chance Pe Dance, Shahid Kapoor,Genelia Dsouza,
By Joginder Tuteja, December 18, 2009 - 11:32 IST
Shahid Kapoor isn't resting. He has already seen two of his films releasing in 2009 (Kaminey, Dil Bole Hadippa), is currently shooting for Parmeet Sethi's film with Anushka Sharma, and is busy promoting Chance Pe Dance which arrives in January next year.

Meanwhile, even as names of his past, present and perhaps future girlfriends continue to emerge at a break neck speed, he prays if a Vivah organized by his parents would finally settle all rumours, speculations, gossips, grapevine and idle talk once for and all.

Joginder Tuteja gets into a conversation with Shahid who has been super busy shooting for his films but is still managing to keep a close tab on the promotion of Chance Pe Dance as well as reactions to his newest on-screen partner Genelia D'Souza.

Akshay-Katrina 'jodi' is the hottest today while Saif and Kareena too are building a good brand around themselves. In such times, it is seems quite good to see a fresh pairing with you and Genelia coming together for the first time in Chance Pe Dance.
We had a hearty laugh because it was the camera that eventually had captured my 8 packs

I agree. Ever since the First Look of the film came out, I have got so many messages and calls congratulating me about this new pairing. Yes, there is a certain freshness that has certainly come in due to both of us coming together. Since the film boasts of a young subject, it was imperative that Genelia and I look compatible with each other. We really had a lot of fun doing Chance Pe Dance together and with the promos and songs clicking with the audiences, I am now excited to see how they react to the entire film. Genelia has done really great work in the film and what strikes me most is that she is a heroine who can also act! I am sure we will do a lot of more movies together.

For these abs, I am not going to stop eating what I want or take added strain
After Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, you too seem to have developed a fascination for this entire 6 pack, 8 pack abs affair?
(Laughs) Believe me; even I was surprised when I developed 8 pack abs. I was just trying to get in shape and was working out for that. However, it was during the shooting of a song for Chance Pe Dance when director Ken (Ghosh) just smiled and waved at me. He called me near the monitor and asked me to have a look at it. We had a hearty laugh because it was the camera that eventually had captured my 8 packs.

Shahid Kapoor Come on, it's hard to believe. You developed an 8 pack and it's the camera which told you first about it?
I swear that was indeed the case. See, I was working out to be fit and not to get into any competition with anybody. I wasn't sitting and counting my abs. But yes, when Ken pointed this out, I did feel good about it, more so because this hadn't been planned. However, let me also clear that I am not going to live for maintaining this physique. Fit rehna important hai but for these abs, I am not going to stop eating what I want or take added strain.

Meanwhile, you seem to have developed quite a playboy image for yourself during last couple of years. It seems like you are having an affair with every leading lady that you interact with during the making of your films. Vidya Balan (Kismat Konnection), Priyanka Chopra (Kaminey) and now Anushka Sharma (yet untitled Yash Raj film) - it is indeed one enviable list. Really Shahid, what's happening?
(Laughs) Really yaar, my mummy-daddy should just find a nice girl for me and marry me off
Vivah style. I guess it would be best if I go through an arranged marriage. At least talks around my so-called affairs would come to a stop. I mean ever since I went single two years back, there have been these constant talks around my relationships with fellow co-stars.

It is amusing when media breaks the news to me that I am seeing a girl. Can it be funnier than that?
Isn't it annoying for you?
Annoying would be too harsh a word. But yes, I am really aghast about the entire thing - not because of the entire pairing up thing but the fact that at least I should know if I am really going around with someone. It is amusing when media breaks the news to me that I am seeing a girl. Can it be funnier than that?

Does it lead to an uncomfortable situation between you and the girl in question?
I make sure that it doesn't turn out to be the case. I don't get affected by rumours and gossips and neither do I want my co-star to be. I am living my life the way I want to and I am not going to stop that just because someone out there wishes to talk or write about it by giving it a spicy connotation.