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Puri, Mirren get romantic
Om Puri and Helen Mirren are getting romantic! The two star in the upcoming American comedy-drama The Hundred-Foot Journey along with Manish Dayal and Juhi Chawla. Described as “a wonderful co-star” by Puri, the British actress even helped him with his waltz moves in the dance scene.
The rapport was great off camera, and he even cooked a few times for her: “She loved the Indian food,” he said. The two sort of romance each other in the film, and it would be interesting to see how this good relationship plays-off on screen.
“The special thing in this film would be that I am acting with Helen Mirren and they fall in love with each other. She is my Smita Patil,” said Om Puri.
In other movie news: Kahaani is getting a Hollywood remake! The movie, called Deity, is a thriller about an American woman who goes to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself at the centre of a dangerous conspiracy. The story unfolds in the context of a colourful, week-long festival. We’re excited to see how this one compares to the previous Vidya Balan starrer.
Speaking of festival, Aishwarya Rai attended the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland last Wednesday as the Longines Ambassador of Elegance. Rai looked beautiful as always in a black coat, with her tresses tied in a bun.
The Swiss luxury watch brand is the official timekeeper and watch of the games. It provides more than 190 timekeepers and 122 tonnes of equipment to support the event. Longines is also the presenting partner of the gymnastics competitions and has been involved in the games since1962 when it was the timekeeper of the event in Perth, Australia.
#BollyTalks wonders if Trinidadian Keshorn Walcott caught sight of the Bollywood babe, now that would have been a picture!