Big B's 'arduous sitting' with American make-up expert (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for director R. Balakrishnan's next and the look test for the film with American make-up expert Dominie Till took a lot of time.

"An arduous sitting for Balki's (Balakrishnan) look test with the lovely Dominie from L.A. that did my prosthetic make-up for 'Paa'," Amitabh posted on Twitter Thursday.

"It took time to be accomplished - the make-up I mean. It's 3:30 am! What? Off to bed," he further posted.

The film also features "Raanjhanaa" star Dhanush and southern star Kamal Haasan's younger daughter Akshara.


Saif, Riteish bond over paintings

Actors Saif Ali Khan and Riteish Deshmukh are so passionate about paintings that they ensured they got their hands on some of the creations in London while filming their new project "Humshakals".

The shooting schedule in Mauritius and London gave both the actors quite a lot of time to spend together on and off the sets and paintings was one thing that brought the two closer.

"Saif and Riteish are very passionate about paintings. They would wrap up the shoot in time so that in the evenings the duo could go for shopping for paintings in London. Apart from discussing about the movie scripts and having fun on the sets with the crew, the two were also seen discussing their love for paintings," a source said.

"Humshakals" also stars Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Tamannaah and Esha Gupta.


Amol Gupte all praise for Anuj Sachdeva

Filmmaker Amol Gupte has launched Anuj Sachdeva in Bollywood with his forthcoming film "Hawaa Hawaai" and he says the TV actor is "mature".

Anuj reportedly plays a parallel lead as Saqib Saleem's elder brother in the film.

"The biggest surprise in 'Hawaa Hawaai' is Anuj Sachdeva! What an actor! So mature! So effective as Bugs! I couldn't have got a better Bugs! Everybody's asking me who's Bugs? What a performance," Gupte said in a statement.

Anuj, who has become a rage in Punjab with his super hit Punjabi film called "Haani", also liked the script of the film.

"Amol sir's conviction for the film and the extremely well written script just made 'Hawaa Hawaai' a film which I couldn't turn down. The character I am sure will connect well with the audiences," said Anuj.