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Earning his keeper

Performance pays. And pay well. For his consistently smashing performance, M.S. Dhoni has been promoted to the elite Grade A of Indian cricket alongside Dravid and Tendulkar. Apart from bragging rights, the heavy hitter will get a cool Rs 50 lakh per game. Oh yes, the endorsements are extra!

Silver for Shilpa

The Brits are seriously wooing Shilpa Shetty. The Bollywood actress was presented with the Silver Star Award for her contribution to international humanitarian causes, particularly for increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by leader of Britain’s House of Commons Jack Straw. Wow! What'll they think of next?

Masses to classes

Rajnikant is the password for every IT whiz these days. The common man's hero has reinvented himself by playing a US-returned software pro in the blockbuster Sivaji: The Boss. Tickets are scare as companies like Cognizant, TCS, ICICI and HDFC have made group bookings of entire theatres. Also, he is now the highest paid Indian actor, taking home Rs 16 crore for the movie.

Dream girl dances

Actress Hema Malini is all set to perform a solo dance number in a Hindi film after nearly 17 years. This will be for Pradeep Sarkar's upcoming movie, Laga Chunari Main Daag, being shot in Varanasi. “My daughters are busy with their own thing. And I’ve the time to do what I want,” she says. We’re waiting.

July 2007

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