Recently Koena Mitra pulled off successful prank on her colleagues with very little effort and tricked them into believing that she is getting engaged.
Koena sent SMS writing: 'I know this may shock and surprise you but you are invited for my engagement on Feb 29 at J.W. Marriott Hotel. Invites will reach you soon, please message me your address.' Most of her friends failed to notice anything unusual about the date 'Feb 29' and the actress received more than 45 SMSs in response to her invite.
Her friends' lack of attention added up to a satisfying and an unusual experience for the actress.
Actress Koena Mitra has been signed for a Rs.70 crore film by a Los Angeles based production house in collaboration with Pritish Nandy Communications. The film titled Karna will be Koena’s first international project. Koena has been casted opposite a Hollywood actor whose name is yet to be revealed. It is going to be an action film and it is said that Koena plays the role of a superwoman in the film.
The LA production house has tied up with Guangdong Light Industry Machinery Group (GLIM) based in Hong Kong to execute the martial art sequences. GLIM is known for its action sequences in Hollywood movies like Face Off and Matrix. Koena is already undergoing rigorous Tai Chi training for the film.
2006/11/26 5:33:24 All of Koena’s fans are baffled. Although the actress is adamant that she is single, they’re just not willing to believe her. Reason? Apparently, Koena has been getting bouquets of roses every single day without fail for some time now, and her friends are dying to find out who this mysterious wooer is. We wonder how long the suspense is going to last? Will the smitten man please come forward and show his face to the lady (and her friends), please?
Koena Mitra is shooting in Bikaner again and though during the last schedule she has got together with the cast and played pranks on several people by acting as the ghost it was only natural that everyone on the sets is on the tenterhooks also this time obviously expecting more works from the mischievous Bengali tigress. And though there is silence form her side currently, the question all are asking is, is it a lull before the storm?
Koena Mitra recently signed an international project tentatively titled Karna budgeted at Rs 70 crore. The film to be co-produced by PNC (Pritish Nandy Communications) and an LA based production house is aiming for an August 2008 release. Koena Mitra will lead the cast along with a Hollywood name as her co-star.
Karna will be shot in Hong Kong and China and will have lots of special effects. The international production has also tied up with the Hong Kong based special effects company GLIM for the same. GLIM has earlier worked on projects like Faceoff and Matrix.
Karna has martial arts and requires high levels of fitness. Koena has been training hard for her role in the film. She has already trained in Tai Chi and other martial arts for the film. The film will be ready for release in 2008. Koena Mitra is under a non-disclosure contract and has been working on her training in tai chi as well as other fitness routines. She was selected because of the combination of her 'Indian face and international body'.
Bollywood actress Koena Mitra will be starring in a action-packed Hollywood movie, for which she has already started taking ‘special training’ in various forms of martial art.
"The movie is named Karna. You will get to see lot of action scenes performed by me in this movie. I have been taking special training in various forms of martial art as I am expected to do lot of stunts," 23-year-old Koena, who performed in a Indian Cricket League match here last night, told reporters today.
Without divulging any details about her latest venture, she said, "even children will enjoy watching this movie".
Koena, who got her first break in Bollywood when she did an item song in Ram Gopal Verma's "Road", said her forthcoming Hindi film is named "Anamika", in which Dino Morea and Minissha Lamba will be playing the lead roles.
Regarding her future plans in Bollywood, the model-turned-actress said, "it is not possible to work with a plan. Working in Bollywood is like gambling, you cannot plan in advance. I am growing up with experience". Koena, who hails from Kolkata, said given a chance she would love to work in a Bengali movie.
Koena said that it was for the first time that she had performed in a cricket stadium.
"Among my hobbies are riding motorbikes and dancing," she says and regards Madhuri Dixit, Jaya Prada and Meenakshi Sheshadri as her role models in dancing.
Ram Charan's engagement function will be held at Domakonda Fort in Nizamabad on December 1st. Chiranjeevi has officially confirmed this news. Chiranjeevi family went to Raj Bhavan and greeted Governor Narasimhan on the eve of Diwali festival. Later, they have invited Governor's family for the engagement function.
Domakonda Fort belongs to Upasana's great grand father's family, where elaborate arrangements are being made for the function. Upasana's family is planning to grandly perform the engagement function.
2011/11/15 12:33:53 As reported earlier, the venue for Ram Charan and Upasana's engagement function has been changed from Domakonda Fort to Hyderabad for the convenience of the guests. Their engagement function will be performed at Golconda Resorts near Gandipeta in Hyderabad on December 1st. Although, Upasana's family have spent lakhs of rupees for renovation of their Domakonda Fort they have agreed for change of venue, since the fort couldn't be ready to host the grand function by the date. It is learnt that the exact Muhurat time of the engagement is 11.53 am on December 1st.
Yesterday, all the sections of media caught with fever about sensuous beauty Anushka’s secret engagement with Nagarjuna’s son and her Yoga student Naga Chaitanya. The rumor was ignited from the gossip columns of a leading a Tamil news paper and it spreads like wild fire all over Telugu media.
Anushka, who came to know about this, has promptly condemned them. She said, “Chaitu is very younger than me. Then how can anyone expect a secret engagement with him? It is a mere rumor and nothing else. If, ever my engagement is fixed with any person, then I will call the media first and let them write about it. But, right now I have no plans for my marriage. It may take place after two years only.”
However, she refused to give the name of her lover about whom she has mentioned few months ago.
2011/5/27 1:34:19 The latest buzz is dynamic hero Manchu Manoj’s engagement with a TDP leader’s daughter is fixed for June 12th. It is learnt that, currently the girl is pursuing her Engineering degree at Hyderabad. Few days back Mohan Babu has given hint about his son’s engagement but skipped to give any further details about the bride and her family. So, soon we may expect an official announcement about his marriage.
Few know that Celina Jaitely is a prankster and loves having fun on the sets. Recently while shooting for Love Has No Languages in New Zealand, the actress played a prank on debutant director Ken Khan and taught him few lines in Hindi.
It all happened when Khan and Celina were supposed to go for an informal party at a restaurant. Since most of the guests were Indians, Khan thought that it would be nice if he greeted them in Hindi. But little did he know that Celina would play a prank on him. Says Celina, "I taught him to speak Namaste! I told him that Indians say 'Namaste, tera baap chor hai.' I also told him that this was the best way to begin his speech particularly if he wanted to please people."
Well, when Ken was called on stage and he said, 'Namaste! Tera baap chor hai!' Celina says, "You should have seen the expression on the guests' face when Ken actually said that to them. They just were stunned and did not know how to react. His accent it sounded very funny. Of course, later I told the guests that it was a prank that I had played on him."
Model-turned-actress Koena Mitra was attacked by a stalker inside the Sahara Star Hotel here on New Year's Eve after she had performed there.
"I had this most traumatic experience. I was physically attacked by a man, about six feet tall. It started with him following me around at the show," Koena told IANS. The show was at the hotel, where she was performing with Bipasha Basu and Tanushree Dutta.
"Right from the start, I could see his eyes trailing me. I thought he was just another fan, so it was okay. Before the show, he came up to me and asked for a photograph. I sportingly agreed. Then he asked, 'Can I hold you for the picture?' I told him to take a hike and the security guys whisked him off," Koena recounted.
"After the show, all of us - Bipasha Basu, Tanushree Dutta and I - proceeded to the VVIP lounge to relax. How was I to know that the stalker would show up there," the Bollywood actress asked.
"When I saw him, I froze. But he wanted to shake my hand. Thinking that he'd leave me alone after shaking my hand, I agreed. When he shook my hand, he crushed it so hard that it hurt. The look of horror must've showed in my eyes because the security men came running and pushed him way."
But that was not end of her ordeal.
"Before anyone knew what was happening, the demented man pounced on me and grabbed at my waist," Koena said. "I was so shocked that I hit him. The man was so tall that my blows landed on his shoulders. By then, everyone in the room was frantic. Tanushree and the others screamed."
Koena said she had no idea that something "so horrible" could take place inside a five-star hotel. "With all the security around us and the VVIP treatment, how secure are we, the so-called celebrities? The cops told us to wear decent clothes and threatened to punish us if we broke the dress code for our performances on New Year's Eve."
Indignantly, she added: " We know how to take care of such things. Instead of keeping an eye on us, shouldn't the cops look out for those poor women on the streets who fall prey to unwanted attention?"
Koena still quakes when reminded of the incident. "I was so scared after the incident that I refused to go to a party with my friends after the show. I went to Mount Mary Church and (then) headed home."
Koena feels the intruder can strike again.
"He kept screaming that he has dozens of my pictures on his phone. I saw the look in his eyes. It wasn't the look of a decent man," said Koena, who celebrates her birthday on Jan 7.
"I'm going to be very careful about where I go and how I celebrate my birthday."
2006/12/12 5:58:46 The first copy of 'Nenu Marachiponu' directed by Madi and produced by Prank Shankar on the banner of Under Word International is ready and the film is all set for release soon.
Producer says, 'A girl, who was brought up in strict discipline by the parents, falls in love with someone. What her parents did on learning about her love? Does she able to win her love form part of the story.
Director moulded this love story on the celluloid in an efficient way. There is a good definition to the love in this film and it would definitely enthralls the audiences.' Ramaraju Vibhudi, Tiruvedi, Manivannan, Nizhalgal Ravi, Mansur Alikhan, Prank Shankar and others are in the cast. Music is by Deva and camera is by Williams.
2006/12/20 4:51:44 The first copy of 'Nenu Marachiponu' directed by Madi and produced by Prank Shankar on the banner of Under Word International is ready and the film is all set for release soon.
Producer says, 'A girl, who was brought up in strict discipline by the parents, falls in love with someone. What her parents did on learning about her love? Does she able to win her love form part of the story. Director moulded this love story on the celluloid in an efficient way.
There is a good definition to the love in this film and it would definitely enthralls the audiences.' Ramaraju Vibhudi, Tiruvedi, Manivannan, Nizhalgal Ravi, Mansur Alikhan, Prank Shankar and others are in the cast. Music is by Deva and camera is by Williams.
Bollywood actress Koena Mitra was in Delhi on Thursday to pro mote state of Jharkhand. She said, "We actresses are often asked to promote commercials or a movie. I am really happy that the government of Jharkhand chose me to promote this cause."
In films, Koena is all set to share screen space with British actor Orlando Bloom for her upcoming Hollywood film Karna, which will be produced by Pritish Nandy Communications.
"I am very excited about the film. It was a very different experience as I am playing a superwoman in the movie." On her training for the role, she said, "I went to Hong Kong and Beijing. I trained for 11 days in swimming, horse riding and also in several jumping sessions as I am scared of heights. I also had a six-month training to develop a British accent," Koena said.
Did she find working for a Hollywood film any different ? She said, "I cannot say which is better. I have several item songs, comedy films in Hindi cinema. Now I've got an opportunity to work in an English film. I am enjoying both." She added, "Shooting for Karna was a real life experience. They treated me like a tough girl with lots of vigorous training sessions that would help me in future."
Meanwhile, Karna is scheduled to release in two months. She is also playing an important role in Anant Mahadevan's forthcoming thriller Anamaika, which is slated to release in March.