Big B defends 'running around trees'

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds it disturbing when the "dancing around the trees" culture in Indian films is looked down upon.

Big B took to his blog to share his views on the subject.

"I often become a part of noticed debate on the culture of our films and our industry. And often have been privy to comments that not just criticise but also despise the efforts made by those who design their recall on the level of music and therefore its subsequent dance that it brings."

"The often mentioned 'dancing around the trees' comment. Yes ... it does happen, so what? So long as I am not dancing on your head, why not the tree?"

In the 70-year-old's opinion, those that "dislike it and annihilate its occurrence, must make (an) effort to enact it themselves, purely as an exercise".

"Find out what it takes to express music and its words and its feel, in the unrealistic escapist environment of our commercial film." he added.

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Shreya Ghoshal spooked out!

Singer Shreya Ghoshal experienced a scary moment on the sets of "Indian Idol Junior", courtesy host Karan Wahi.

Karan was up to his usual funny antics while shooting an upcoming episode.

After young contestant Priyam sang the haunting "Gumnaam hai koi", a nasty prank struck Karan, who sprang up from behind Shreya's chair, sporting a scary mask.

Shreya got the scare of her life and was left terrified. After catching her breath, she slyly joked about what happened and also appreciated Karan's acting skills.

"Indian Idol Junior" airs on Sony Entertainment Channel.

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Rajesh Khannna's songs revisited on first death anniversary

On the first death anniversary of Rajesh Khanna Thursday, a music channel is set to pay a tribute to Bollywood's first "superstar" by playing his chartbusters.

9X Jalwa has lined up a special programming initiative in memory of the actor.

"Known for his acting versatility and his choice for superhit music, this superstar was tagged as the romantic icon of Bollywood. In his honour, we present a special on our 'Block Buster Beats' and 'Love Sweet Love' segment," Amar Tidke, senior vice president and content head, 9X Media Group, said in a statement.

Rajesh Khanna, seen in hits like "Aradhana", "Kati Patang", "Anand", "Amar Prem" and "Aan Milo Sajna", died after a prolonged illness last year.

Some of his popular songs are "Yeh shaam mastani", "Ye reshmi zulfein" and "Jai jai shiv Shankar".

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