Close-up or cover up?

Aishwarya Rai
Salman-Ash have gone public about their relationship. "I am a very emotional person. I am not the kind who hides matters close to my heart." This was Aishwarya Rai . And a day after this talk, Ash and Salman went public.
At a recent function of a film that did not star Ash, Salman invited her to the stage to release the cassette and Ash gladly did. Besides giving each other the Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam looks, the duo also posed for pictures. And a team of enthusiastic members made most of the opportunity. As for the duo, they made themselves scarce once the party was in full swing.

Still sizzling
When Rani Mukherjee has successfully moved out of the Govinda phase and is making her presence felt again in Bollywood, Rani's sensuous aunt, National Award-winner Debashree Roy is making a re-entry into Bollywood.
Debashree's debut Bollywood vehicle Kabhi Ajnabi Thay opposite cricketer Sandeep Patil had been rejected in the '80s and the actress had gone small with a role in Mahabharat.
Nevertheless, in Bengal, Debashree was and is still a top-rated star. At a recent music release function, Debashree was spotted looking almost as young as she was two decades ago. Wonder, if Roy would share the secret of her youth with her niece?

Showman turns coach
Suhbash Ghai
Subhash Ghai's filmi ventures may not have made great waves lately, but the showman will never say die.
Now, he is, with an investment of Rs 20 crore, setting up a Film and Television Training Institute at Film City, Goregaon, Mumbai. The venture, Whistling Woods International Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between Ghai's company, Mukta Arts and Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Development Corporation Ltd, an autonomous body which shall hold 15 per cent share in the venture.
Mukta Arts will be the one which will build the training institute while Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Development Corporation will provide the land for the venture. The place where the institute will be located, is the hub of filmi activity with most shootings happening there.

Greener pastures for Aryan Vaid
After carving a niche for himself in the world of modelling, Graviera Mr International – Aryan Vaid, is all set to enter Bollywood. He has been signed on by Jhamu Sugandh in the film System. The film will be directed by former ETN Head, Arvind Ranjan Das who makes his directorial debut with the film as well.
Rumour is that the makers are still deciding on whether to cast Aishwarya Rai or Sushmita Sen opposite Aryan.
The hunk would definitely have a ball of a time with either of them.

What Mission, what Kashmir?

Anupam Kher
Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Mission Kashmir seems to be a movie without a mission. For it has irked Kashmir refugees to a great extent. Director Ashok Pandit, who is making a film Meri Zameen again based on Kashmir feels very insulted by the movie. "If Chopra wanted to make a father-son vendetta film, he could have just gone ahead and made one. Why bring in terrorism and Kashmir into it," he questions. "How can you glorify terrorism and call a militant a brave man, when he brutally kills unarmed, innocent people?"
Pandit's film, set in Kashmir, is about a family uprooted from their own land Anupam Kher and Nandana Dev Sen play the father-daughter in the film.

Govinda bails out Jackie
Jis Desh Main Ganga Rehta Hai may definitely may have not done well at the box-office but definitely strengthened Jackie and Govinda's relations. For, Govinda is all set to remove the Grahan from Jackie's life. He has actually bought the Bombay rights of the movie and is set to release the movie that features Anupama Verma, Jackie Shroff, and Manisha Koirala, all three stars whose markets are currently low.
Nevertheless, with the 'Virar ka chokra's' gracious move, the movie could at the same time do wonders for the two actresses and remove the Grahan from Manisha's life on the big screen.

Pareshan Rawal!
Paresh Rawal
What happens when an overconfident actor gets too big for his boots?
In case of Paresh Rawal, he got ousted from Lajja. Seems when director Rajkumar Santoshi approached Paresh Rawal, he gladly accepted the role in Lajja. But suddenly, Rawal started giving Santoshi problems.
Santoshi's move was simple. He replaced Rawal with Tinnu Anand. And Rawal's ouster was Tinnu's gain. He is now already being flooded with work and the industry buzz is that Tinnu Anand after his censored role of Bal Thackeray in Bombay, has come ou