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Angelina Jolie spoke to the media in Mumbai yesterday during a press conference to talk about her shooting experience in India for A Mighty Heart. She clarified that she and Brad Pitt have no plans to adopt an Indian baby. Read the full article after the jump but here what Angelina said on the importance of this film: “We need to tell the story of Daniel Pearl and the reason we are making this film is because it’s very important to have a dialogue between the two cultures. I have the blessings of Daniel Pearl‘s family to play this role.”

UPDATE :: Added more pictures of Angelina Jolie in sandalas and carrying a brown leather bag on the set of A Mighty Heart from earlier today. Angie was spotted leaving the Anjuman-e-Islam school in Mumbai, India.

Angelina Scorches Indian Baby Rumors

It was an unusual start to an eagerly awaited press conference. Hollywood diva Angelina Jolie, who evidently kept her role as ambassador in mind at her first encounter with the Indian press on Wednesday evening, began with a confession.

“We have been avoiding the press since we landed in India, but the only reason was that we had a lot of work to do,”she said.

Jolie arrived at the conference in a white linen ensemble. Flanked by co-stars of the film, A Mighty Heart, her humble confession was followed with a terse rider: please ask questions pertaining to the film only.

The only personal query she allowed was one that enabled her to clear the air about rumours of her adopting again. No, Brangelina won’t be adding an Indian baby to their brood after all.

The evening began with the usual banter between her management team and the press. The ‘screening’ of journalists took an inordinately long time, with some being asked to stay out of the conference.

For those who did eventually make it to the Princess room at the Taj, there was disappointment in store: producer Brad Pitt had decided to stay away. Was it to mind the babies? No one knows.

The actress insisted that A Mighty Heart was not about terrorism. “We need to tell the story of Daniel Pearl, and the reason we are making this film is because it is very important to have a dialogue between two cultures,”she said. “I had the blessings of Daniel Pearl’s family to play this role.”

When asked if Marianne Pearl was the most difficult character she had played in her career, the actress replied, “When you are in the middle of making a film, you always think that way.

Playing her role is certainly challenging for me, as I have to make the world understand this woman and her family.”
Jolie said that though she knew Marianne personally, she had never met anybody who had faced this kind of trauma.

“She has every reason to be embittered and angry about what happened to her husband and her, but she is very positive and has nothing against Pakistan,”she declared. Did Marianne visit the shooting or want to see rushes of the film? “She is not interested,”replied Jolie.

“She has been travelling around the world, writing on women’s issues.”

Indian actor Irrfan said that he had expected to get intimidated by the star but she went out of her way to make him comfortable.

“She has a very strong personality and it comes across,”said the actor who referred to Jolie as “Angie”during the conference.

And finally, Jolie’s take on Mumbai’s infamous suburban trains. When asked how her much-publicised ride on a local was, she replied straight-faced, “It was fun.”

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  • Dancer

    As usual JJ you are on top of things with our BAMZS family!!! Thanks for the lovely article.

  • http://justjared.com kuala

    these are the prettiest pictures I’ve seen of Angelina in a while.

  • candycancy

    She is so beautiful!

  • lhenpop

    go AJ!!!! you rock!!!!

  • briseis

    Jared and Audrey,

    Thanks so much for being on top of all things BAMZS. Gosh, Angelina looks so lovely in these pictures. So much for those who say she never smiles. And I am glad that at least she gave one press conference clarifying all those adoption rumors.

  • angelah

    Thanks for the new thread & pics J!! She’s gorgeous as always :-D

  • CLINIQUA

    I love her hair – and her new highlights. I’m starting to think she and Brad may be going to the Cruise wedding. :-D

  • ann

    Whore like always!

  • lhenpop

    wow! she rocks! she’s so beautiful! go AJ!

  • angelah

    briseis Says:

    November 16th, 2006 at 10:28 am
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    You should see the splash clip—she was LOL @ that mickeyd place. I’m lovin’ it!

  • Maniston

    Morning BAMZS Fans!

    This woman is gorgeous. Thanks Jared for the new thread.

  • Hazel

    She really is naturally beautiful.

  • briseis

    Angelah,

    Yes, I did see the splash clip. She was really laughing out loud and seemed to be enjoying herself. And all those people and papz outside mickey ds … it’s so unbelievable! I’m loving it too.

  • Be sane

    What I like a lot about Jolie is that she has “On” and “Off” days. She is “Off” in her private time in terms of how she dresses–I would say rather grunge looking :) But when she is “On” the job, such as a press conference like this, she totally rises up to the occasion to show us what a true Hollywood starlets are supposed to look. Same goes with Brad these days and I like that a lot about both of them. But, needless to say, both Jolie-Pitt look great either “on” or “off”, without hair/makeup persons trailing behind–they don’t have a need nor necessity to hide behind a hair curtain. Oh and some so-called “starlets” do hind behind the hair curtain even they are supposed to be “On”.

  • Mediterranean

    This is the smile which comes from the heart!

    Thank you very much Brad, you are the one of the main reasons for this smile. God bless the Jolie-Pitts.

  • BCBG
  • COLD HARD MATH

    TOMKAT’S WEDDING? Oh god, I hope they don’t go to that fiasco.

    Thanks Jared for the pics. She looks happy! Angie has always had a nice smile. Have a good one, everybody.

  • fan

    She has lightened her her hair. It looks softer and really good.

  • alea

    Gorgeous…
    So, r they in Italy this weekend?
    Tom.. wedding.. etc…

  • Be sane

    Mediterranean Says:
    November 16th, 2006 at 10:39 am
    This is the smile which comes from the heart! Thank you very much Brad, you are the one of the main reasons for this smile. God bless the Jolie-Pitts.”

    Couldn’t have said it better, Mediterranean! We need to thank Nicole Kidman for getting out of MAMS :)

  • briseis

    Cliniqua says:

    ” I love her hair – and her new highlights. I’m starting to think she and Brad may be going to the Cruise wedding.”

    Do you honestly think so? Don’t you think that TC wouldn’t like that as the papz and the tabloids would divide their focus and spotlight Brad and Angelina as much as they would the bride and groom? You know that our Brad and Ange are about the ONLY couple who could take the focus off TomKat and I don’t think Tom would like that.

  • African Girl

    Good Morning All,
    She looks really young in this pix. The woman has a lovely smile, doesn’t she?

    I read on the last thread that AJ was choosen Woman of the year by some magazine. Honestly, I almost fell off my chair (yeah…that’s right I said it) when I saw that. So let’s see, JA wins Man of the year for 2005 and AJ wins Woman of the year for 2006. Seriously, am I the only who sees the humor and irony in this. The jokes practically write themselves….so ib won’t even bother. :)

    Anyhoo, there’s a report floating around about AJ’s bodyguards in a scuffle…..I’m sure it’s gonna find it’s way here soon. Something to note….”an unidentified man” tells the reporter about some racial slur one of the bodygaurds supposedly said, yet for the other accusation, they mention names. Kinda suspect if you ask me.

    Thanks Jared.

  • KARISHMA

    I am not angie hater here just to clarify before I start on my post! But today what happened in a MUMBAI school by Jolie and her bodyguards is disgusting and disappointing to say the least. For a woman who claims to want to understand faith and culture and a rainbow family and all that jazz today was involved in an incident which proves that she can be a HYPOCRITE!!

    Today her bodyguards pushed and slapped small kids and their parents as Jolie made her way to a shoot at a Mumbai school. They called the parents there who protested BLOODY INDIANS and FUCKING BLOODY MUSLIMS!! Now I am assuming Jolie had to be there as her bodyguards were surrounding her and must have heard that crap

    What would she have done had it been Maddox or Zahara who were coming into school and say some politician was coming in and their security guards roughed up her kids? What would she do if someone called Zahara a Bloody Black? Would she just take it??????????????????? Ok its her bodyguards who did all that, but what the heck does she mean by letting them get away with it..

    In India we dont have a papparazi like out there, so she must realize that you cannot abuse and treat everyone around you assuming they are that! Those parents didnt even care a damn who she was, some of them didnt even know who she was until told! It just shows she is a hypocrite to talk about a rainbow family and abuse people in another land. No one was harassing her, her security better be more careful considering even Pune was filled with such incidents…

    I hope she comes out with an apology or makes them do it! U cannot insult any culture or be racist when u just quote that you are making the movie to bring about and understand different faiths! How can u just abuse people and hit small kids! I think this time Jolie and her security have gone really far! I just hope the Indian govt kicks them outa here ASAP….If she is all what she claims to be she will put an apology out to those parents and young kids…

    Those ass like bodyguards need to rot in hell…

  • tabloids

    How wonderful to see her looking so happy and beautiful.

  • lookwhaticando

    Beautiful Smile, Still I will be glad when they come back State Side. Hurry home BAMZS, We love you

  • Ciev

    loving the big smiles! i’d never stop smiling if i had Brad Pitt and 3 beautiful healthy kids.

    thanks for the pics Jared & Audrey

  • http://celebritysource.blogspot.com/ Courtney

    She looks GORGEOUS!!!

    I love that smile & laugh! I love her!!

  • angelah

    African Girl Says: November 16th, 2006 at 10:42 am
    Honestly, I almost fell off my chair (yeah…that’s right I said it) when I saw that. So let’s see, JA wins Man of the year for 2005 and AJ wins Woman of the year for 2006. Seriously, am I the only who sees the humor and irony in this. The jokes practically write themselves….so ib won’t even bother.
    ———–
    :lol: I see it too

  • bdj

    KARISHMA , there are always two sides to a story. Maybe you should research more before you rant aganist AJ. In this story, the media caused most of the rukus.
    AJ looks great and I wish her the best.

    Jolie’s bodyguards beat up mediapersons in Mumbai

    Mumbai, Nov 16: In yet another incident involving Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie’s bodyguards, the waiting mediapersons outside a south Mumbai school got beaten up by them on Thursday.

    Jolie was shooting for her latest flick ‘A Mighty Heart’ about slain Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl’s life in the school premises when the incident happened.

    Media people were outside the school, waiting for the shoot to get over and subsequently speak to the famous actress, when the bodyguards manhandled them.

    It is also reported that the parents of the children studying in that school had objected to the management giving the school premises for shooting of the film.

  • lookwhaticando

    COLD HARD MATH Says:

    November 16th, 2006 at 10:40 am
    TOMKAT’S WEDDING? Oh god, I hope they don’t go to that fiasco.
    ===================
    Hey CHM, I dont even think Brad and Angie want to be there, I sure don’t want them to go either.

  • KARISHMA

    I am not an angie hater here just to clarify before I start on my post! But today what happened in a MUMBAI school by Jolie and her bodyguards is disgusting and disappointing to say the least. For a woman who claims to want to understand faith and culture and a rainbow family and all that jazz today was involved in an incident which proves that she can be a HYPOCRITE!!

    Today her bodyguards pushed and slapped small kids and their parents as Jolie made her way to a shoot at a Mumbai school. They called the parents there who protested BLOODY INDIANS and FUCKING BLOODY MUSLIMS!! Now I am assuming Jolie had to be there as her bodyguards were surrounding her and must have heard that crap

    What would she have done had it been Maddox or Zahara who were coming into school and say some politician was coming in and their security guards roughed up her kids? What would she do if someone called Zahara a Bloody Black? Would she just take it??????????????????? Ok its her bodyguards who did all that, but what the heck does she mean by letting them get away with it..

    In India we dont have a papparazi like out there, so she must realize that you cannot abuse and treat everyone around you assuming they are that! Those parents didnt even care a damn who she was, some of them didnt even know who she was until told! It just shows she is a hypocrite to talk about a rainbow family and abuse people in another land. No one was harassing her, her security better be more careful considering even Pune was filled with such incidents…

    I hope she comes out with an apology or makes them do it! U cannot insult any culture or be racist when u just quote that you are making the movie to bring about and understand different faiths! How can u just abuse people and hit small kids! I think this time Jolie and her security have gone really far! I just hope the Indian govt kicks them outa here ASAP….If she is all what she claims to be she will put an apology out to those parents and young kids…

    Those ass like bodyguards need to rot in hell…

  • Angie

    she is sooo beautiful! thank u JJ a lot!

  • Not a Surprise
  • Maniston

    I love to travel but all these awful stories the Indian media put out there has soured my desire to see the country. It may be wrong to feel that way but I do. I’m just tired of them portraying Brad and Angie as monsters and when a negative story comes out its taken as truth and then plastered all over the internet, CNN, etc. A positive story only makes its way here at jj. Brad & Angie’s responses to negative stories only make it here. If this new claim is true then yes an apology should be issued but if its not true or at least not the whole story will people like Karishma come back and say he/she was wrong?

  • fan

    oh, now it’s gone from bloody Indians to bloody muslims to slapping children….give me a break

  • BCBG

    http://www.splash-video.com

    3rd row, 2nd column… Angie @MCD

    somewhere in the middle of the video, on the street, was that Brad (the one with sunglasses, brown shirt, tall)?

  • Amaya

    Thanks Jared! She looks so lovely…as usual.

    African Girl, this year GQ chose Lohan as their lone woman on the list except they gave her the title of “Obsession of the Year” and she doesn’t grace the cover..thank god lol Stephen should have been on one of the covers…of course that’s just what I think.

    Stardust, they have Stephen’s picture and articles on the site! He’s the 10th picture!
    http://men.style.com/gq/features/slideshow/v/11072006MOTY Sadly though….KO’s isn’t up but I know that the issue is on stands now!

  • sad

    KARISHMA

    Were you there ? It seems to me that there are twos sides to the story and we have heard one. I have noticed that the Indian press are worse than tabloids, I remember the story where Brad and Angie were being blamed for a helicopter landing, a week later it turns out they had permission to land. We do not know what is going on , but India is a mess, if they can’t handle a small film production, how do they expect to have more people go to film there, they seem to love drama. So now we have gone from Bloody Indian…to Bloody Muslims, I don’t believe this story for one minute, and you karisma are obviously not a fan of Angelina, to blame her for something she has no control over.

  • Maniston

    Not a Surprise Says:
    November 16th, 2006 at 10:49 am

    No they are mistaken and are talking about Chin.

  • KARISHMA

    Sorry for the double post
    But BDJ there are tons of splashes on tv now about this! The kids are being interviewed. The paretns are being..DOnt just stick to that one article…There are no 2 sides here…The truth is right there….I know all of u ANGIE lovers wont believe it and I love her too dont get me wrong

    But its a total different line when U use the words BLOODY INDIANS…U dont come to my country and be racist…U dont rant on Muslims and abuse them in a MUSLIM SCHOOL when you are shooting a movie about that…Its just sick and if U really want to know 2 sides wait until tomorrow when the print media gets the whole story out. I just watched 12 year old kids telling their story…They wont lie and so wont parents who have just been abused….I am sure her bodyguards are capable of it…

    Its just HYPOCRISY if she sticks to it and terribly disappointing for an Angie fan like myself..But im sure everyone here will say its just OK u can be racist no big deal!

  • from Perez Hilton

    Well, I think BAMZS fans need to go over to Perez Hilton and give him a piece of their mind. In his latest thread he is calling Angie a slut. Where does he stand on her? I thought he liked her and hated the X. He is confusing.

  • D on the West

    Thanks Jared for the Pics. She looks so happy and genuine. I love her hair a bit lighter it softens her. Keep it up! BAMZS family.

  • tabloids

    Karishma, when big stars go outside the country to do things like movies, in the case of Brad and Angie, or Madonna’s adoption or even Tom Cruise getting married in Italy, the occasions attract a lot of people and paparrazis and there definitely will be reports of happenings like this one. Most of the reports are exaggerated in the press to cause sensation. I think Americans should be used to this type of reports now and be more logically instead of blaming people. Plus you never get to hear the bodyguards side of the story. The story also said nobody filed any complaints, this is the account of a journalist. Give it a rest.

  • Observer

    I wish the posts here are numbered like they used to be. Reason: I’d refer to a post withouth having to refer to the poster’s name.

    Without referring to the poster(s), then –

    Please! Brad’s fans: Those nice smiles comes from her own personality, not from “Brad”! It’s mooshy to always drag him in when looking at her. I’m glad “Brad” was not at the press conference (Thank God!) even though those journalists were disappointed.

    Her hair always looks good and extremely natural.

  • KARISHMA

    maniston I would apologise because i am her fan and I so hope so…
    U dont want to come here who cares, its ur choice

    @sad
    I am her fan BTW and no i wasnt there but i dont think those kids being interviewed were lying…And no she has no control over those racist remarks but she has a control over those rambo boys of hers and tell them to just SHUT up! dsnt she?

    Like I said no one will feel anything is wrong here, which is sad considering racism needs to not be tolerated!

  • angelah

    BCBG Says: November 16th, 2006 at 10:50 am
    ——–
    I think that was the bodyguard.

  • Be sane

    As I’m fearing, I think Perez is getting bought by Huvane who might be offering him some connections. He is using CCox to “approach” him. While ago, he also did some very odd “pro” X items and then stopped. It obviously looked like Huvane called in for some favor and Perez had to do it.

  • tabloids

    Karishma, you say you are a fan, I’m just noticing your post for the first time on this thread. Where have you been when Aniston’s fans have been using racial slurs on Brad and Angie’s children? I never read your post being angry about that, now you are angry over what some journalist wrote that you are not sure of ? Give us a break!!!

  • Frenchy

    Good Morning all.

    Reposted

    I have Deja Vu. That photo of Angelina on the cover of Maxim is an old one. It’s “done the rounds”. She’s looking good if not “very maxim” on that cover.

    Whoeve said that local production liasons in countries are resposible for any local shoots is correct. The failure of the local liaisons, who know local customs, protocol and the nature of day to day life has been magnified in this production. I don’t think it would have been like this in Pakistan. Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, South Africa, etc…all seem to have their ish together as far as film production. Anyhow, this incident will be seen for what it really was. Overblown like the other “incidents” reported with inaccuracies in the Indian tabloids and a failure of local productions teams.

    Thanks to Tres Jolie of the fabulous photos of Angelina. Her natural hair color is growing in and looks more flattering than the goth black that she loves. She looks like a teenager!

    Thanks JJ for a new thread.

    Have a good day everyone.

  • Maniston

    KARISHMA Says:
    November 16th, 2006 at 10:56 am

    You got that right. It is my choice.

    Lets play devil’s advocate. Lets say the bodyguards pushed children and mothers around and called them racist names. How does that make Angie a hypocrite? How does that make Angie a racist? Have any of the children or parents accused Angie of doing these things?

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