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Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has said that Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole is so hot that she could turn any straight woman into a gay.

Fergie joked that she has a crush on Cheryl saying that she was ‘hot enough to turn anyone.’

“Some girls you look at and think, ‘Damn, you shouldn’t look that good’. Cheryl is one of them. She has this quality that turns powerful men into giggly schoolboys. Any guy that ends up with her will be lucky,” the un quoted Fergie as saying.

“It might not be a man. I”d take her out on a date and she knows it,” she added.

Abhishek Bachchan, India”s leading actor, has said that it is Bollywood, not Hollywood, that leads the world”s film industry.

Bachchan was speaking at the world premiere of his latest movie, ”Raavan”, at London”s British Film Institute.

“India has the largest film industry in the world. We sell twice the amount of tickets that Hollywood does,” Sky News quoted Bachchan as saying.

“They are at a threshold where people have suddenly developed this love for Indian cinema. But I don”t think it”s going to be this huge rage in the English-speaking world. There is always a language barrier and that is something that has to be respected,” he added.

Music album of the much-awaited Bollywood film, ”My Japanese Wife”, was released here on Wednesday.

Present on this occasion were My Japanese Wife’s director Aparna Sen and actors Rahul Bose and Moushumi Chatterjee.

The film shot mainly in English is based on a novel authored by Kunal Basu and includes 16 songs.

Japanese actress Chigusa Takaku plays the title role of the Japanese wife in the film.

While interacting with the media at the music launch, Aparna Sen described her film as a ”modern-day fairy tale”.

“When he (Kunal Basu) told me the story, I thought it was so bizarre. It was so absurd and it was so charming. I found it utterly innocent…I mean, as I keep saying…they have quoted me on the book cover…. The story is almost surreal in its innocence. It is like a modern-day fairy tale,” said Sen.

Meanwhile, actor Rahul Bose, who has earlier worked with Aparna Sen in her offbeat films, ”15 Park Avenue” and ”Mr and Mrs Iyer”, said his character in the film is quite romantic.

“The character Snehmoy has stubbornness. He is writing a letter for the past 17 years to his lover, whom he has never met. During these 17 years of relation, he even marries her after eight years through letters, and they even live together like husband and wife in the same manner. One has to be really romantic for this. There is a stubborn and a strong man hidden behind the peace-loving and introvert man. Nobody can even imagine it. It was a beautiful character to play,” said Bose.

”The Japanese Wife” tells the tale of Snehamoy, a schoolteacher played by Rahul Bose in the interiors of Sundarbans, West Bengal, and Migaya, played by Chingusa Takaku. They start off as pen pals, fall in love and even get married through letters. And although they have been married for 15 years and live together, they have never met each other.

The film is scheduled for release on April 9.

Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer My Name is Khan has become Bollywood”s most successful box office opener in Britian.

The movie, which was engulfed in controversy during release after a row between its star Shah Rukh and Shiv Sena, a hardline Hindu party in India, has already grossed more than 936,000 pounds since hitting screens.

The film has entered the UK Box Office charts at number six.

Shiv Sena got angry after the Indian actor said Pakistani players should be included in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition, reports The BBC.

UK Top 10

1. Valentine”s Day

2. Avatar

3. The Wolfman

4. The Princess And The Frog

5. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

6. My Name Is Khan

7. Invictus

8. A Single Man

9. Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

10. Astro Boy

Source: Screen International.

Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan has highlighted weaknesses of full-body scanners in terms of privacy.

The invasive scanners, which allow security to detect non-metallic devices, objects and weapons on a person’s body but also reveals organs and genitals in the process, are set to be rolled out across Australia””s airports.

While talking to BBC talk show host Jonathan Ross, the ‘Badshah of Bollywood’ revealed that he autographed printed scans of his body for female security officers, reports News.com.au.

“I was a little scared. I came out (of the scanner) and then I saw these girls and they had these printouts,” Khan said.

“So I looked at them, I thought maybe it””s a form you””re supposed to (sign) … and you could see everything inside. And then I””ve autographed them for them,” he added.

Khan said the incident which occurred at London airport embarrassed him.

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has chosen the House of Commons as the venue for her UK wedding celebration this week, say sources.

The Celebrity Big Brother star tied the knot with jewellery tycoon Raj Kundra in Mumbai in November, reports The Mirror.

A source reveals: “The celebrations have been organised partly by MP Keith Vaz and they are thrilled to be holding their special day at such an iconic British location.

“Shilpa’s having a ceremony in India too but the British celebrations are going to be big and they’ve spent a lot of money ­organising a grand affair.”

Shilpa and Raj got together in early 2007 and share a seven-bedroom house in Weybridge, Surrey.

Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch has revealed that she had problems with her recent boob job which prompted her stay in hospital.

Earlier reports had suggested that the singer entered The London Clinic in the U.K. capital after suffering an adverse reaction due to cold medication.

“It wasn”t because she has a cold. She”s fine, she just had a little leaky something or other,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

Also, a friend told Britain”s Daily Mirror newspaper: “She saw something oozing out on to her top. She was worried as to see stuff seeping out was horrible.”

Winehouse had undergone a breast enhancement operation in October.


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