Kareena Kapoor's spicy avatar in the first trailer of "Heroine" has grabbed over two million eyeballs since its launch on YouTube.
The trailer was launched July 25 on small screen as well as internet, and the stupendous response has left director Madhur Bhandarkar extremely happy.
"I am overwhelmed by the great response the promo has got. This is just the beginning," Bhandarkar said in a statement.
Kareena plays Mahi Arora, an actress in the film, which narrates the ups and downs in the life of a movie star.
The trailer captures many facets of an actress' life - the struggle, success and downfall, and Kareena looks smashing in most scenes, including the item number "Halkat jawaani".
"Heroine", produced by UTV Motion Pictures, will release Sep 21.
I'm very much part of Dharma Productions: Mansukhani
Enough is enough for director Tarun Mansukhani, who has finally spoken out against rumours that he has been asked to leave Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and that he asked the filmmaker for a share in the company's profits. He has refuted both claims.
According to recent reports, Johar asked the "Dostana" director to leave his production company following creative differences on "Dostana 2".
"Rumour#1 - 'Karan has asked me to leave Dharma' - I have not been ousted from Dharma (Productions). I am very much a part of the company. Always was and always will be. There are no misunderstandings or creative differences between Karan and me," tweeted Mansukhani.
The director also set the record straight as far as asking for a share in Dharma Productions' profits are concerned.
"I have never ever asked for a share in profits. Karan pays me more than I am worth. He has given me an apartment to stay in. And even tolerated and pampered me despite not having made a film since 2008."
"It would be extremely ungrateful of me, someone who is eternally indebted to him, to ever ask for a share in profits," he added.
Mansukhani says, "Karan has and always will be my family, my friend and my boss."
Don't hide your illness, advises Mumtaz
Veteran actress and cancer survivor Mumtaz, whose favourite co-stars Rajesh Khanna and Dara Singh passed away recently, says it is never wise to hide an illness.
"What I don't understand is, why does one have to hide one's illness? When I was ill with cancer, my thyroid gland was gone because of the chemotherapy. That meant anything I ate went straight to my weight. I bloated up. But since my fans knew about my condition, no one made fun of me," said the 65-year-old.
"I was honest about my illness and I am honest about my age. Fans love you more for your honesty. They all know that no matter how big the star, he or she will die one day," she added.