Bollywood Buzz: Akshay's voice... over?

A local casting call will be held in the coming days with film director Raja Krishna Menon. (AFP)

Akshay Kumar did a voice over for the film Jumbo by Percept and the film sank faster than the Titanic. Akshay now lends his voice and his weird laughter to a mobile brand, which does not really benefit much from that voice. Still someone there thinks that his voice is good enough to carry films on its own and hence the makers of the Transformers Dark of the Moon have requested Khiladi Kumar to dub for the character of Optimus Prime in the film. When Akshay is not able to salvage his own films, one wonders how he will be able to salvage other movies.

Ekta Kapoor's week

Ekta Kapoor had a good time in the week gone by.

On the same day she launched her TV serial Bade Achhe Lagte Hain on Sony TV which eponymously is a very show starring Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar. The show has bene getting rave reviews from men and women alike and is being touted as one of the best from the Kapoor camp.

Add to that Ekta winning the game of one-upmanship over another entertainment major UTV.

While Kapoor started shooting her film Dirty Picture the same day her Tv show went on air, Madhur Bhandarkar begins shooting this week for his Aishwarya Rai film for UTV. While Vidya Balan has had a lot of time to prepare for her role in the film, Ash has plunged headalong into Heroine sans any preparation.

Not without Maee sister!

While the spokespersons of the film Maee have already started putting out news that Lata Mangeshkar has decided to give her voice for the Asha Bhosle starrer co starring Padmini Kolhapure, sources close to the legendary singer and elder sister of Asha Bhosle inform that she has still nto given the nod to sing for the film.

Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle are sisters and often Ashaji has alleged that her sister has not wanted her to rise as a singer. Asha and Lata do not necessarily share a great rapport and the news that Lata was singing for an Asha film came in as a surprise. Well for now, there is no surprise. We will let you know when she agrees to do so.

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