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She made her acting debut last year with comedy drama Faltu. And now, ex-beauty queen Puja Gupta has bagged a big role in Saif Ali Khan’s production Go Goa Gone. She will be seen opposite Saif and the other male lead, Kunal Khemu, in the film. “Yes, it’s really exciting to work with a star like Saif Ali Khan. And honestly speaking, I couldn’t have asked for anything better in my second film,” chuckles the newbie, who was the winner of the Miss India Universe title in 2007.
She also went on to bag a place among the top ten contestants at the Miss Universe pageant in Mexico.

Interestingly, Puja, along with her other cast members, hit the popularity charts with singer Hard Kaur’s chartbuster Chaar baj gaye… from her debut movie. And now, she plans to request makers of Go Goa Gone also to include a song by Hard Kaur in the film.

“For all of us in Faltu, the song Chaar baj gaye… did really well. We all are proud of it. Otherwise too, I really like Hard Kaur as a singer and person. We all know that people really enjoy her songs a lot,” she says.

Go Goa Gone is a zombie comedy directed by Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru, who delivered a surprise hit Shor In The City last year. The film’s shooting has already begun in Goa.

Buzz is that Saif also plans to include an item number in the film. He will reportedly shoot a promotional video for the film after Agent Vinod releases.

It’s believed that since it is a comic zombie film, the video will also have a similar-themed backdrop. The song might also have funny lyrics.

Composer duo Sachin-Jigar, who composed music for Shor In The City, will be directing music for the film. The film is expected to hit theatres by the end of this year.

Actor Saif Ali Khan, who has been annointed the 10th Nawab of Pataudi, says he’s honoured and hopes to carry his late father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi’s legacy forward in a responsible manner.
“I’m overwhelmed with the kindness and simplicity the village heads have shown me and my family and the respect to my late father. This is a huge responsibility for me to take my father’s legacy forward in whatever way I can,” Saif said in a statement.
“This is a deeply personal part of my life. Princely titles no longer exist, but family values and tradition do…I shall be conscious of this always and do the best I can for Pataudi,” he added.
Saif was Monday anointed the 10th Nawab of Pataudi at a ceremony at the family’s Ibrahim Palace in Pataudi. Heads of various villages of the area tied a white turban (pagri) around his head to annoint him the new nawab. His mother Sharmila Tagore and sisters Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan were also present.
The 41-year-old’s father, popularly known as Tiger Pataudi, passed away Sep 22 in New Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital after battling a severe lung infection.

Saba Ali Khan, Tiger Pataudi’s daughter, said on a recent visit to Bhopal that a formal pagdi ceremony for Saif Ali Khan will take place in Pataudi soon. “After the 40 days of mourning for Abba, this ceremony will take place. I will also participate in the ceremony,” said Saba.

The pagdi ceremony is symbolic of inheriting the title of Nawab of Pataudi. For this ceremony, representatives of all the 52 villages under Pataudi province bring a 9 metre-long pagdi for the Nawab. Recalling Tiger’s pagdi ceremony, Anwar Khan of Bhopal said, “After tying three pagdis, each 9m long, Nawab sahab folded his hands and suggested that a coin, instead of pagdis, will do. He took the remaining pagdis in his hand, as a gesture of acceptance of people’s respect.”

Family of former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who died of a lung ailment last month, held a prayer meet at the Chinmaya Centre in Delhi on Saturday. Many personalities from the film industry, politics and cricket world including Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaikwad and Ajay Jadeja attended the meet.

“I have never heard Tiger abuse, he was an utter gentleman. He was very lazy and never used to carry his own cricket kit. I always asked him to carry it, but he didn’t listen and borrowed from others” said Bishen Singh Bedi, former cricketer, sharing an anecdote.

Apart from known faces of the glamour world, Tiger’s fans from across the city joined in to pay their last tribute to the Nawab.

Naresh Hemrajani, a resident of Delhi and a Pataudi fan, said, “He was the captain when I was young and used to play cricket for my school. He was my idol. I have great regard for the man and he has earned this stature.”