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Monday, 9 January, 2012

Haya Zia


Vidya Balan

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A Y A Zia, now a well known name in the television and fashion industries, started her career in 2011 when she started modelling in Karachi “I remember the day when I faced the camera for the first time. It was a humid day in May but I was shivering when the director called action,” she said while talking about her career in an exclusive interview with Pakistan Today. A 24-year-old resident of Gulistan-eJauhar, she says that she is not inspired by anyone and wants to forge an identity of her own. “In a few months I have made a mark in the industry and I am hopeful

that in the future too I will continue down this path, you will hear my name from every nook and corner of the country. Talking about her past, she said she graduated privately and started working in a private bank while she was still studying. “We are four sisters and one brother and my father runs a small business. I wanted to share his financial burden as a son would,” she said. “While working at the bank, I got offers from various production houses. As I was fond of modelling I responded to some offers after which I did several shows as a model. I am currently working in many drama serials. Some of these dramas were aired in the last few days and audiences will see me in other serials soon,” she added. Elaborating on the projects she is currently involved in, she said: “Initially, I did fashion shows for a private modelling firm. Then I was offered commercials by Thomas Fernandez. Since then I have appeared in advertisements for several products.” She said that working as an assistant director at Venus Corporate for several months boosted her self-confidence. She is currently in a contract with ANB Productions for performing in serials. The audiences will see her in the lead roles in some of these soaps, while in others she will perform supporting roles. To a question about the showbiz industry, she replied that while there is number of people in who do not encourage youngsters, there are those who are not only very encouraging, but also help out the new people.

Madhuri Dixit

Man breaks in Twitter verification with fake account of Murdoch’s wife LONDON AgEncIES

Ever since Twitter developed a system in 2009 for authenticating celebrity accounts, following a lawsuit by then-St Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa over the unauthorised use of his name, the microblogging site’s blue-and-white “Verified Badge” has become an authoritative imprimatur — the surest way to tell whether an account is genuine or fake. But the system is under greater scrutiny today after the administrator of an account allegedly belonging to Wendi Deng Murdoch, which briefly received the Verified Badge after launching on Sunday, admitted that she was not, in fact, the wife of News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, who had joined Twitter right before the New Year with his own verified account. Before the revelation, news outlets had dissected Rupert and Wendi’s splashy appearance on the social networking site tweet by tweet (Rupert praised Rick Santorum and Fox films, while Wendi advised her beloved Rupert on Twitter etiquette, flirted with the likes of Ricky Gervais, and overused exclamation points and smiley faces).

Beyonce has a baby girl nEW YORk: US pop diva Beyonce has given birth to a girl named ivy Blue carter, media reports said. The baby and mother are doing well. The New york Daily News reports the singer checked into Lenox hill hospital on Manhattan’s upper east Side on friday night under the name “ingrid Jackson.” Beyonce and her husband, hiphop star Jay-Z, rented out the hospital’s entire fourth floor for $1.3 million, the report said. on Saturday night, people were seen bringing bags of food and bottles of red wine onto the heavily guarded hospital wing, apparently for celebrations, The Daily News noted. Several security guards were spotted patrolling the perimeter of the hospital, the paper said. There has been no official confirmation of the birth. AfP

Anil Kapoor

No rats for

Rakesh Roshan MuMBAI: rakesh roshan’s upcoming film krissh 3, which is currently under production was denied permission by the animal welfare Board of india (awBi) to include rats in one of the scenes. The board has also sought an explanation for scorpions and frogs that were found misused earlier on their sets. in the application made by them, roshan’s production house sought permission to include five rats. This was for a scene in which the artiste would keep all these animals and insects in a lab because he is shown to be an animal lover in the film. however, awBi denied the application late last month. and instead, they asked the applicant to explain about the snakes, scorpions, frogs and other creatures that were seen loitering around on the sets. it was recently reported that the script of the film demanded real reptiles rather than animated versions. hrithik roshan had assured that the reptiles would not harm others or get harmed, as there were trained professionals to look after them. when we tried contacting Major General r M kharb, the chairman of awBi, he was unavailable for comment. however, on awBi’s website, the status of the application made on December 22 by roshan’s production house clearly mentions that the permission given may not be approved as the applicant needs to explain the reports on the reptiles that were found on the sets. Speaking on the issue, rakesh roshan said, “we used dummies for long shots and for the close-ups we will be doing it on computer graphics.” AgEncIES

Ranbir Kapoor

Sunny Leone to bare it all for

Jism 2 MuMBAI: Mahesh and Pooja Bhatt want the adult film actress to shed her clothes for the opening scene of the forthcoming venture; a sequel to the 2003 hit erotic thriller starring John and Bipasha She became the most searched name on the internet with her entry into Bigg Boss 5. and now, international adult film actress Sunny Leone might just appear on the silver screen, the way she appeared in all those search results. Mumbai Mirror spotted Pooja Bhatt explaining Sunny her introduction scene in Jism 2, the sequel to the 2003 erotic thriller Jism, in a colaba 5-star recently. and the ‘explanation’ could be summed up in just one word - nudity. cashing in on her ‘porn star’ status, Pooja wants Sunny to pose nude for her upcoming project. and on Tuesday afternoon, the filmmaker and her father Mahesh Bhatt carried pictures to demonstrate how exactly they wanted Sunny to feature in the opening scene of the film. Mumbai Mirror found out that Pooja’s

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