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Raveena Tandon plays Shobha De

29 November 2012 3:21 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Even as Raveena Tandon gets ready to take her new film Shobhna's Seven Nights, about a rich bored columnist-author who gets into a relationship with a struggling actor moonlighting as a gigolo, to the Indian Film Festival at Houston, the film seems to be getting itself into a series of sticky situations because of the close resemblance that some characters bear to real-life figures from the Indian entertainment and publishing industry. To begin with, Raveena Tandon's character is partly inspired by Shobha De, a fact that the director verifies. He admits that the character has been "expanded into a colourful scandalous avatar" which may not go down well with Ms De. Now we come to know that the character played by Rohit Roy of a dashing rakish glamour photographer is modelled on Atul Kasbekar. The director admits that Ronit's character is indeed based on Kasbekar, "It's true. When I »

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