Film Snippets : My Grandchildren were my Inspiration for 'Paa': Amitabh

Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a 12-year-old progeric in "Paa", says he has taken cues from his grandchildren to adapt a child's mannerisms for the role.

"A lot of prosthetics went into making me look like a 12-year-old in 'Paa'. I did try to watch kids and took a little bit of hints from my own kids' childhood, but I took most from my grandchildren. They were quite an inspiration for me for 'Paa'," said Amitabh.

The actor, who turned 67 recently, has essayed the role of a child suffering from progeria, a rare disease which causes premature ageing among children.

Directed by R. Balakrishnan, the film also stars Abhishek Bachchan, who plays Amitabh's father in the film.

Priyanka prefers good script over 'popularity of co-actor'

Priyanka Chopra says she gives importance to script and not her co-stars while choosing a film. That is why she agreed to work with Hurman Baweja in "What's Your Rashee?".

She did "Kaminey" with Shahid Kapoor when all wasn't hunky dory with him and she is also pairing up with yet another flop actor Uday Chopra in her next film "Pyaar Impossible".

"The scripts work for me. 'Kaminey' has proved right - it's proved to be a huge success for being such a different film. It's tremendously successful and that goes to show the importance of a story," she said.

"It's the content of a film which is most important and I honestly go with my instincts when I choose a film and that is what has always worked for me.

"Even 'Pyaar Impossible' is about a geek who is in love with a girl he is scared to even talk to and how these two people get together. I just pick films based on whether the content is different or not," she added.

Amrita Rao hires Shah Rukh's fitness trainer

Bollywood actress Amrita Rao, who had been ill due to long hours of shooting, has hired superstar Shah Rukh Khan's trainer to get back in shape, said a source close to her.

"Amrita wants to lose weight. She has been asked to go on a complete health diet comprising fruits and boiled vegetables as she is required to look completely fit," said the source.

The actress, who made her debut with "Ishq Vishq" in 2003, is apparently also mastering kick boxing and aerobics these days.

Sushmita Sen - busy for nothing!

She had no release in 2008 and this year she featured in two duds -- "Karma, Confessions and Holi" and "Do Knot Disturb", but beauty queen-turned-actress Sushmita Sen insists her absence from the limelight has been due to her busy schedule courtesy her ventures.

"I am basically a very busy person. I am just the sort of person who is constantly delving into different things and wetting my palms to see what all interests me and I have been mostly outside the country shooting for my films," said Sushmita.

"I have also been keeping busy with the dubs and promotion of my films. I have also been working around my other companies so that I could have a very fulfilling year," she added.

Her future film projects include "Dulha Mil Gaya" and "No Problem".


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