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Kareena Kapoor gets competitive with Ranbir

Plus: Shilpa Shetty returns to showbiz; Dubai-filmed video is No 1 in India; Boney Kapoor says new Mr India film is a sequel, not a remake.

Kareena Kapoor is in competition with her cousin Ranbir when it comes to Filmfare awards. AFP
Kareena Kapoor is in competition with her cousin Ranbir when it comes to Filmfare awards. AFP

Kareena Kapoor gets competitive with Ranbir

The six-time Filmfare Award winner Kareena Kapoor is in competition with her cousin Ranbir Kapoor to see who can scoop up the most trophies from the award-giving body. “I have tough competition in my family now. You never know, soon Ranbir might top my record and even our grandfather’s,” Kareena told reporters. Ranbir has four trophies; their grandfather, the legendary actor Raj Kapoor, had won 11 awards. The 58th Idea Filmfare Awards will be held on January 20 at the Yash Raj Films studios in Mumbai. – IANS

Shilpa Shetty returns to showbiz as TV judge

Shilpa Shetty is returning to the industry as a judge on television’s dance reality show Nach Baliye 5. Shetty, who gave birth to her first child in May, said the time was right to get back on the screen. “It’s all about striking the right balance,” Shetty told reporters. “I shoot for one day in a week for Nach Baliye and the baby comes with me to the sets. All other meetings and appointments and jobs are adjusted according to his timings. He is nearly seven months old now and I am enjoying motherhood.” Joining her on the show’s panel of judges are the filmmaker Sajid Khan and the choreographer Terence Lewis. – IANS

Dubai-filmed video takes the No 1 spot in India

The Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh’s music video for his single Brown Rang, which was filmed in Dubai, is the most watched video in India in 2012, according to YouTube, which came up with the list not only based on views, but also shares, searches, likes and comments. Also included in the top 10 are the music videos for the films Ek Tha Tiger, Cocktail, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Jism 2 and Rowdy Rathore. – IANS

The new Mr India film is a sequel, not a remake

The filmmaker Boney Kapoor clarified he is working on a sequel instead of a remake of the 1987 hit Mr India. In the original movie directed by Shekhar Kapur, Amrish Puri played the villain Mogambo, a performance that was the highlight of the sci-fi comedy. “We don’t have plans of remaking the film. We are working on a sequel,” said Kapoor. “In this sequel Mogambo won’t be there – there’ll be a new villain.” He quashed rumours that Salman Khan will be roped in to play the sequel’s bad guy. “If I had my way, I would plan every film with Salman Khan,” he said. “But this is not in my hands – it will be according to the script.” – IANS