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Guess who we spotted in Hyd?

One of the teen world’s biggest idols has been shopping, sipping chai and taking in the sights in Hyderabad. Mischa Barton aka Marissa Cooper of the OC fame, is filming Ravi Kumar’s Bhopal: A Prayer for Rains in the city.

At her side are Kal Penn (from Namesake) and Martin Sheen (from East Wing). The 21-year-old arrived in India early this week to shoot for the movie which also stars Rajpal Yadav and Tanishtha Chatterjee.

A source from the unit said Mischa has been enjoying shooting in Hyderabad. “She seems to be in love with everyone there. Similar to her screen persona, she is like a bubbly fizz and is very-very curious to learn more about India.” Mischa’s been writing and posting videos about her stay in India on her blog too.

“Hey everyone! I’ve just begun filming Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain in Hyderabad, India – it’s truly amazing to have the opportunity to work in such an unbelievable place. I love being able to experience different cultures and lifestyle. Luckily, I had a break from filming, so I took that opportunity to check out a local market with my sister Hania and my friend Kal Penn. We caught some of it on tape and #8230;” (see pics above) The film is based on the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

Rajpal Yadav said, “It’s the biggest film of my career so far. I can’t talk much about it. All I can say at this point is, Mischa is a wonderful person. She is beautiful both by her looks and at heart. She loves the colours and food of India. Both Kal and Mischa are great co-stars to work with.”

It’s a 55-day schedule. Rajpal is back in Mumbai, but the others are still in Hyderabad.

Yahoo!

Walled In DVD Cover

Amazon.com has posted the DVD cover for Walled In. They also have a street date set for March 17, 2009. Click here to pre-order. Thanks to Maz for the tip!

Also, Mischa’s official blog has been updated with a couple of new videos. She’s now in India filming Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain.

Complete Series DVD Scans

Scans of the book that comes with The O.C. Complete Series DVD Collection have been uploaded. Hugeee thanks to Jen from Desiring Hayden for taking the time out to scan all the pages featuring Mischa for us!

Handbag Retailers

I’ve added a page on the various retailers that stock Mischa’s handbag collection. These are sites that I’ve found myself so there might be more out there. So far I know of the collection being sold in the United Kingdom, Australia and at least online in Scandinavia. If anyone else has any additional information I’d love to hear from you.

Mischa Barton dating Luke Pritchard from The Kooks

I don’t usually post stories like this but since there are direct quotes from the guy in question, I figured there is at least some weight to it. Maybe Mischa will clarify on her blog.

Mischa Barton dating Luke Pritchard from The Kooks

Get ready to see more of Mischa Barton. I can reveal the OC actress has bagged herself a British rock star boyfriend – Luke Pritchard from The Kooks. My spies spotted the 22-year-old actress on a date with the indie singer in a small boozer in North London. The couple must have thought nobody was watching as they cuddled and kissed on a leather banquette at the Old Queens Head, a traditional pub in Islington.

They were at a special Christmas bash for trendy DJ collective Oh, Inverted World. And boosted by the festive cheer, the usually uptight Mischa really let herself go, clapping and cheering loudly when Luke, 23, below, got up on stage to do a surprise solo acoustic session.

So I spoke to the Kooks frontman at the band’s post-Brixton Academy gig party the following night and found that the feeling was mutual.

A gushing Luke, whose band’s album Konk went straight to number one when it was released back in April, confided to me: “It’s early days yet but, yes, we are seeing each other. “I’m very lucky. She’s beautiful, so I feel lucky she decided to go out with someone like me. It came about because we have lots of friends in common and kept going to the same parties.” I was surprised Mischa wasn’t at the gigs in Brixton though, but Luke told me: “She is in LA. She has work to do.”

But now the band’s tour is over, Luke revealed: “I plan to enjoy myself and hopefully see more of Mischa.” Both have had a string of high-profile romances. Luke’s ex’s include TV presenter Fearne Cotton and singer Katie Melua.

Mischa has dated Taylor Locke, guitarist in American band Rooney, and Whitestarr’s Cisco Adler.

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Ad Preview

Here is a preview of one of the upcoming advertisements from Mischa’s handbag collection. The line seems to be doing extremely well with regular sell outs at ASOS, Debenhams and John Lewis in the UK. As mentioned, the collection also just recently launched in Australia (through David Jones) and is also available in Scandinavia.

Handbag Collection Launches in Australia!

To all the Aussies who visit, Mischa’s handbag collection has launched in Australia. They are available at David Jones stores across the country. At this stage we aren’t sure if the bags are available at every store but if you’d like to purchase one, maybe ring ahead and find out if your nearest store has them. They apparently only went on sale in Australia within the last week or two so the line is just brand new. From the prices I saw, expect to pay upwards of $100 (Australian dollars) for most styles currently available.

Mischa Heads to India

According to Mischa’s offical blog, Mischa will be heading to India over the weekend to begin production on her next film: Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. The update also features a new video blog where Mischa talks about her favourite cities.

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