Friday, September 22, 2006

Rani’s absence felt at fest

Some Bollywood fans here were sorely disappointed that the popular Rani Mukerji, the lead actress of ‘KANK’, could not make it to the Toronto gala screening despite being stationed just a brief flight away in New York.
Apart from the fact that she is currently busy with the shoot of Siddharth ‘Hum Tum’ Anand’s ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ on locations in and around the Big Apple, the organisers of the 31st Toronto International Film Festival revealed that a delay in rustling up a Canadian visa for her prevented Rani Mukerji from hopping over to Toronto for the gala.
As a result of the Rani no-show, there is no Bollywood diva in Toronto this year. The festival has attracted a stream of male stars though - Amitabh, Shah Rukh, John Abraham and Arshad Warsi, the last two representing the Yashraj Films-produced ‘Kabul Express’. The glamour quotient would surely have soared much higher if Rani or the other ‘KANK’ lady, Preity Zinta, had been here.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Rani, Saif want separate hotels?

Guess who was missing at the screening of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival? Rani Mukerji.,00180012.htm