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Bigg Boss headed for cinemas

Plus Aamir Khan grieved by Abdul Hakim murder, Prabhudheva reveals language struggles, Yuvraj Singh to narrate real-life heroes show and Bipasha Basu to walk runway in Goa.

The actor Salman Khan hosts the TV show Bigg Boss, which will be made into a movie. Yogen Shah / Getty Images
The actor Salman Khan hosts the TV show Bigg Boss, which will be made into a movie. Yogen Shah / Getty Images

The hit reality TV show Bigg Boss is headed for the big screen as a horror comedy film. Endemol India, the producers of Bigg Boss, along with Select Media Holdings' film production arm, Moving Pictures, will jointly produce the movie, based on the experiences of the people in the Bigg Boss house. Work will start on filming the movie next year. "The success of Bigg Boss has achieved epic proportions, where we have seen that it has become a part of people's daily lives. We are certain that we will be able to replicate the success and recreate the unpredictability of this format on the silver screen as well," said Endemol India's chief executive, Deepak Dhar. * IANS

Aamir Khan grieved by TV guest's murder

Aamir Khan has spoken of his sadness at the murder of the labourer Abdul Hakim, who had previously appeared as a guest on his TV show to talk about honour killings. Hakim was murdered last Saturday in Bulandshahr, and his wife Mahvish alleges that her family was to blame. Hakim had married Mahvish two years ago, despite strong objections from their families. The couple had appeared on Aamir's TV show Satyamev Jayate to expose their fears that they could be victims of honour killings. "I felt really sad when I got to know that Abdul has been attacked and killed. My whole team [at Satyamev Jayate] is feeling sad about it. Though their story was not shown in detail on our show, we had seen the fear that they lived with," Aamir told NDTV. * IANS

Prabhudheva reveals language struggles

The southern actor Prabhudheva said speaking in Hindi for his forthcoming dance film ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance was the toughest challenge on the shoot. "Talking in Hindi, it was like a test for me," said the 39-year-old. But he revealed his lines had not been dubbed for the movie. The film is directed by the choreographer Remo D'Souza, who said he refused to start on the project until Prabhudheva had signed on. "I only had an idea and I met Prabhu and said: 'I have an idea and I want you only. That's why I have come to you first and if you say yes, only then I'll start writing the script.' He instantly said yes after listening to the idea," D'Souza said. * IANS

Yuvraj Singh to narrate real heroes show

The star cricketer Yuvraj Singh has signed up to narrate a TV show detailing normal people's tales of valour in the face of adversity. The all-rounder, who recently returned to playing cricket after battling lung cancer, will narrate The Unbreakables, which starts on NatGeo on December 24. The harrowing tales he will tell include ones of people captured and held hostage by guerrilla groups while on an adventure tour and of a man who was forced to smuggle cocaine at gunpoint. "I have tremendous respect for people with a profound positive attitude who face dire situations head-on and emerge stronger from them," he said. "It is truly an honour to celebrate undying spirit." * IANS

Bipasha Basu to walk runway in Goa

The Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu will take to the runway at the India Resort Fashion Week (IRFW) in Goa. She will be modelling creations by the designer duo Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor. The theme of Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor's collection is the Mughal Opera. It comprises ruffled tops and high-waisted skirts in a variety of colourful hues. They have used fabrics such as silk jersey, chiffons and metal embellishment for the collection. IRFW began yesterday and will end on Saturday. The veteran actress Zeenat Aman is also scheduled to model clothes for the designer Riyaz Gangji. * IANS