The grand dame of Bollywood music Lata Mangeshkar has filed a lawsuit with record label Sa Re Ga Ma against American hip-hop outfit Truth Hurts for illegally sampling Bollywood song Resham Laghta Hai.

The hot new hip-hop outfit, the latest protege of Dr Dre, incorporated the song from the film Jyoti into the super smash hit song Addictive.

But they forgot to ask permission from Sa Re Ga Ma, who are the holders of the rights to the original soundtrack of Jyoti, and they failed to ask Lata Mangeshkar for permission to feature her vocals in the song and music video.

This lawsuit is ironic because of the number of western tunes Bollywood has sampled over the years.

Incidentally, the original of Resham Laghta Hai has been re-released and is doing very well.

Meanwhile, the most amazing casting coup in Indian film industry almost happened when Latina music star JENNIFER LOPEZ came close to acting in a Telugu film.

J-Lo was approached to act in South Indian film Johnny starring Pavan Kalyan for one song sequence.

Rumour has it that the offer was to the liking of the Latin siren, but then came the hitch when she quoted her large fee. It was more than the entire budget of the film.

With all things Bollywood (ie the Guru) in fashion at the moment, Bend It Like Beckham director GURINDER CHADHA has announced her next two projects.

The two films are 'The Mistress of Spices' and 'Bollywood Untitled'. The projects will be shot in India, UK and USA and the first is expected to go into production next year.

One film that KAREINA KAPOOR can't stop gushing about is Khushi, which is now in the post-production stages.

The young actress, who has already taken a number of challenging roles, said she had to work the hardest in the Khushi, which is penned in for December release.

The male lead in the film is Fardeen Khan and the music has been composed by Anu Malik.

Elsewhere, ROHAN SIPPY has finalised the cast of his directorial debut Kuch Na Kaho. The film will star Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Arbaaz Khan and will start shooting on September 10.

Rohan will have a lot to live up to with his debut feature as his father, Ramesh Sippy, directed Sholay, the greatest ever Bollywood film.

Also against him is the fact that Abhishek Bachchan and Arbaaz Khan are riding on a long line of dud films.

Arbaaz replaced his brother Salman Khan, the original choice for that particular role. Although he says he doesn't know why his brother isn't doing the film, many feel it is because of Salman's fiery on-off relationship with the film's leading lady Aishwarya Rai which prompted the director to replace him.