Friday, September 25, 2009

Khatron Ke...' has disciplined me: Anushka Manchanda

'Khatron Ke...' has disciplined me: Anushka Manchanda
By Robin Bansal

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Injuries notwithstanding, pop star-turned-VJ-turned-playback singer Anushka Manchanda is happy to be part of adventure reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2". She admits it has given her "memorable" injuries but says it has disciplined her.

"My life was very undisciplined (before the show) partly because of my career and partly by choice. But I don't think the kind of discipline that I had to maintain over there I've maintained it in my entire life," Anushka told IANS over telephone from Mumbai.

"Waking up at four in the morning, sleeping around nine and eating on time - this was for me like going to a hostel or a school where you stand in a line with the other girls and where Akshay Kumar is the principal," added the 24-year-old.

Anushka, who is still to shoot for the show's finale, says she will cherish the experience. "It was very stressful and very exciting, but the experience has just been awesome."

"Khatron Ke Khiladi" is the Indian version of popular international show "Fear Factor".

Level two of the Indian version started with 13 celebrity women, including Mandira Bedi, Shweta Salve, Rosa Catalano, Sushma Reddy, Carol Gracias, Bruna Abdullah, Rupali Ganguly, Nauheed Cyrusi, Pia Trivedi, Jesse Randhawa, Shonali Nagrani and professional wrestler Sonika apart from Anushka.

Shot in Cape Town, the show is aired on Colors and requires each of the contestants along with their male partners to compete with each other to win the prize money of Rs.5 million.

The stunts performed during the show also led to injuries for the girls.

"Nobody's gone home without an injury...Sonika had stitches on her chin. Nauheed had a neck injury. I have a scar on my inner arm because of a rope burn, which I am very proud to show and I even got rashes on my face after a cockroach stunt," she said.

"Jesse's got one on her wrist. Shweta had black and blue marks all over her legs while Pia's hands were literally cut. Girls really got hurt. They did," added Anushka, who was Shweta's room mate during the show.

Not many know that the participants also got Sundays off.

"The shoot was about three weeks but luckily we did get Sundays off unlike in Level 1. We managed to spend some time together and know the girls. We went out, had lunch together and shopped. We used to look forward to Sundays there.

"We made some good friends and it was really nice to have someone for support there, especially when you have women supporting women," explained Anushka, who also claims to have cried the "maximum" there.

As far as stunts go, while she enjoyed a "chopper stunt" the most, she found the "flush tank" the most difficult of all.

"The most enjoyable stunt for me was the chopper stunt but Flush Tank was the most difficult stunt. It's a cylinder kind of object pushed into the water and then pulled up... You have to get inside the cylinder and you unclip the flags from your waist and you clip it at the top.

"Once you are inside that thing, you have to wait for 20 seconds before they open it. There is no place to breathe. I swallowed so much water in that stunt and I started banging on the glass after putting one flag. That stunt was so scary considering I am slightly claustrophobic and I am not comfortable being under water," she explained.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Akshay Kumar Katrina kaif appointed brand ambassadors of National Games

Akshay, Katrina appointed brand ambassadors of National Games

Ranchi, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif have been appointed as brand ambassadors of the 34th National Games 2009, starting Nov 21 in Jharkhand.

"They will be present at the inaugural as well as closing ceremony of the National Games," R.K. Aanand, president of Jharkhand Olympic Association (JOA), told reporters here Thursday.

"They will also endorse the promotion of the National Games," he added.

Asked why Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not been appointed as brand ambassador, Aanand said: "Dhoni is from Jharkhand and we will invite him for the inaugural and closing ceremony."

According to sources in National Games Organising Committee (NGOC), Akshay and Katrina have been paid Rs.4 crore. Posters and cut-outs of both the stars will be used for promotion.

Jharkhand was awarded the 34th National Games in 2002. First, they were expected to be held in 2007 but couldn't take place due to lack of proper infrastructure. They were then rescheduled for December 2008, then shifted to February 2009 and again to June 2009 -- but each time they were postponed due to incomplete infrastructure.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sharukh Khan and Akshay Kumar on the set Blue Movie

Sharukh Khan and Akshay Kumar on the set of Blue at Filmcity Studio in Mumbai
KKk Level 2 Photos 1 2 3 4

Monday, September 21, 2009

Akshay Kumar Mata ki chauki Sanjay Dutt on the occasion of Navratri in Mumbai

Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar arrive for Mata ki chauki at the home of actor Sanjay Dutt on the occasion of Navratri in Mumbai.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sharukh Khan and Akshay Kumar turn friends?

Bollywood actors Sharukh Khan and Akshay Kumar smile on the set of Blue at Filmcity Studio in Mumbai.
 Akshay Kumar shoots a promotional video for his upcoming movie Blue at filmcity in Mumbai.


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