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Shilpa Shetty elated as Wellness Icon

Plus: Gangnam Style rights are a gift for Jackky Shagnani's dad; and Amitabh Bachchan wants to be a journalist in next life.

Shilpa Shetty. AFP
Shilpa Shetty. AFP

The Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty was named the Wellness Icon at the NDTV Good Times Lifestyle Awards 2013 on Saturday. “Received the NDTV WELLNESS ICON award today. Happy I continue to inspire people in the field of wellness and fitness (nine months after a baby),” tweeted the actress. She posted a picture of her trophy and certificate on Twitter, from the Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort. Married to the businessman Raj Kundra, Shetty had her baby boy Viaan in May last year.  Apart from being active in showbiz, Shetty is also the chairperson of Iosis Spa & Wellness Pvt. Ltd., in which she is a partner with her friend Kiran Bawa. – IANS

Gangnam style rights a gift for dad

It took the actor Jackky Bhagnani, 27, a long time to get the rights to Korean singer Psy’s superhit Gangnam Style for his film Rangrezz, which will be released later this month and features the actress Priya Anand opposite Bhagani. He says it was his gift to his father, the producer Vashu Bhagnani. “I thought that Indians should also have this song. So I started a conversation, which took three months. When I got the papers signed for the song, I took them to my dad and said: ‘You have done a lot for me and I have got a gift for you.’ He was shocked to see that gift,” he said at the Wassup Andheri Fest on Friday. “We have named our Gangnam as ‘Desi Gangnam’.” – IANS

Big B newsman in his next life

The megastar Amitabh Bachchan wouldn’t mind being a journalist in his next life – just for the freedom of speech that a scribe enjoys. “Next life? A journalist for sure! Shall have the joy and liberty to express and speak out, without fear of any repercussions,” tweeted the 70-year-old. The actor is currently in Bhopal, shooting for Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha. “Prakash Jha shooting film at a speed that is rather astonishing! But best is that he knows what he is doing... most directors do,” he said on Twitter. – The National staff