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Mira Nair to push Tabu's name for Oscars?
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Indo Asian News Service

New York-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair likely to push Tabu's name for an Oscar nomination this year. The talented actress played the central role in her film The Namesake.

'She is definitely going to project Tabu as a potential best actress at the Oscars. Though Irrfan Khan is as good, if not better, the focus of Nair's Oscar campaign for her masterly study of the Indian diaspora is likely to be predominantly Tabu,' said a source close to the project.

'Irrfan is excellent. But he lacks what the Americans are looking for in their Oscars recipe. Tabu is exotic, glamorous and mysterious. This is her first real exposure to the Western audience. And they're lapping up her Bengali act, thick accent and all. On top of that she's also wowing the westerners with her performance in Cheeni Kum,' added the source.

Will Tabu be the first Indian actor to win an Oscar?

'Why not?' says Mira's creative compatriot Deepa Mehta. 'She's amazingly good, on a par with any of her Western counterparts,' said Mehta who six years ago offered Tabu the lead in 'Water'. The deal fell apart.

A lot of global cineastes are positive about Tabu's chances. However, Tabu herself remains supremely indifferent to recognition at home or abroad.

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Malaika Arora Khan - Maxim Mom oozing maximum appeal

Malaika Arora Khan is undoubtedly our industry’s hottest mom who not only oozes style and oomph, but she does it with élan and pride. The lady has many firsts to her credit—the first to perform an item number on a moving train, the first non–model to VJ for a popular music channel and the first model whose stilettos became as big a hit as she was. Now, the latest addition to this list of firsts is being the first mother to appear on the Maxim cover of this month’s edition. Titled ‘Black Velvet’ the photographs show Malaika in black lingerie, striking provocative poses on a couch. The concept of the shoot is by Wendell Rodericks while photographs are snapped by Farroukh Chothia.

- Maxims India

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Kim Sharma has a pink side

One would expect bold and sexy Kim Sharma’s favorite colour to be something black or red. But, the gal apparently is extremely fond of the colour pink. Parts of her house have been done in various shades of pink. Even her little pooch is often spotted dressed in pink outfits.

Kim explains, “The colour pink instantly brings a smile to my face. It’s such a calming colour; it reminds me of all things sweet and nice!”

- Bollywood Stars

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