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Here’s the real life story which inspired Kapoor’s sensuous paranormal thriller all set to release on Friday the thirteenth
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 05, 2011)
She tried to hide it, but we managed to pull the cat out of the bag. Ekta Kapoor’s forthcoming paranormal thriller Ragini MMS, which is already making news with the ‘A’ certificate and unrestrained sexual scenes, is based on 22-year-old Delhi girl Deepika.
Talking to Mumbai Mirror last evening, Deepika however decided to keep certain things about her a secret still. “I don’t wish to reveal my surname. You can understand why. But yes, Ragini MMS is inspired by what happened to me one night when I went out with my boyfriend. I was 19 then,” revealed the girl.Ekta’s Ragini MMS encapsulates the real life experience of Deepika (above)
Like in Ekta Kapoor’s forthcoming film, Deepika and her boyfriend (name withheld by request) had gone out for a weekend to a house in the outskirts of Delhi.
“The area was very dark. Somehow, I got a lot of negative vibes when I entered that place. But then when you are with a person you trust, you know how it is.
I did not pay any attention. But I was very uncomfortable throughout the night. All along, I felt somebody was watching us,” said she.
After a night in each other’s arms, Deepika was shocked to see the laptop they carried switched on. Her boyfriend had recorded the entire passionate interlude.
So why go with him in the first place? “I More >
Amitabh Bachchan has refused to mouth his own dialogues and portray a diehard fan of himself in Bbuddah
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 14, 2011)
Creative differences are pretty common in the film industry, especially between that of a lead actor and the director of a film.
Telugu director Puri Jagannath’s ambitious project, Bbuddah with Amitabh Bachchan, too had its share of upheavals.
Bachchan’s role of a 60-year-old who behaves like he is 22 has gone through various discussions, changes and doubts.
Apparently, now, Puri wants Big B’s character in Bbuddah to be a diehard Amitabh Bachchan fan saying the mega-star’s most iconic lines at the drop of a hat.
Says a source, “Initially when Puri put forward the idea, Mr Bachchan was amused. But as the shooting began Mr Bachchan found the whole idea of mouthing his own lines most vain and self-glorifying. So, Big B put his foot down about this form of self-projection and said ‘no’ to it.”
The star has also objected to a lot of the ‘young’ (read: uncouth) lines that his character has to say. In fact during the first schedule he asked Puri to change the lines.
While Puri Jagannath remained unavailable for comment, a friend of the director said, “The whole idea of doing this character who refuses to act his age was to project Amitji in a light that the audience had never seen before.
If we take away those colourful lines, the character loses its uniqueness.”
Testifying Big B’s approach towards the More >
A Bhiwandi man, who was trying to extort money from Farhan Azmi, was foolish enough to think he would get away with his outrageous demand
Vinay Dalvi (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 18, 2011)
This one is for the most-foolish-robbery-attempts section. Khalid Ansari, a 22-year-old from Bhiwandi who was making extortion calls to actor Ayesha Takia’s husband Farhan Azmi, on Wednesday evening arrived at Azmi’s politician father Abu Azmi’s office in Colaba carrying a huge suitcase. He told the shocked staff that he was sent by one Abdullah to collect Rs 1 crore. Within minutes of his demand, Ansari was arrested.
Just a day before Ansari’s arrest, Azmi had lodged a police complaint saying he was receiving extortion calls from a man who identified himself as a Ravi Pujari aide.Khalid (below) had been tormenting Farhan, seen here with wife Ayesha
An officer from Colaba Police Station said, “Everyone at Abu Azmi’s office was shocked to see this man carrying a huge suitcase.
He asked for Farhan, and when his demand for a meeting was declined, he simply put the bag on the table and asked Rs 1 crore to be put in it.
Farhan was getting extortion calls from people claiming to be Pujari gang members since March 13.”
Cops upon confronting Ansari discovered he was not carrying any weapon. They believe he was on a get-rich-quick scheme.
“We don’t think this man is connected to the Pujari gang. He was just trying to take advantage of the situation. We have his More >
By Subhash K. Jha, March 12, 2011 – 14:39 IST
The hotshot director of Bbuddah, the new Amitabh Bachchan starrer, is in a bit of a fix. Big B’s much-discussed look with tinted hair and dyed hair is yet to be finalized, thanks to Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan for which Big B is currently shooting in Bhopal.
Not only do the mega-star’s two looks for the two films differ, there’s no way he can move from one to the other effortlessly.
Says a source, “In Bbuddah, Big B needs to look like a defiant rebellious 60-year old man who thinks he’s still 22. After much deliberation the director and the star had jointly decided on a particular cool-dude look. All the details of the look, Big B’s special dyed wig and an imported tint for his beard had been taken care of.”
But then the unexpected happened. Big B decided to sport a specific look for Aarakshan. He trimmed his beard and hair to a size that he thought suited his character, thereby throwing the look for Bbudaah completely out of its intended course.
Understandably there is high anxiety on the sets of Bbuddah as the look needs to now be modified according to how the Big B looks for Aarakshan.
Says the source, “In Aarakshan, Big B plays a college professor. His look has been tailored accordingly. But now the look planned for the Big B to play the street-smart dude in Bbuddah is no more applicable because of the size of his beard and hair for Aarkashan. So basically the makers of Bbuddah now need to work out a new look for Big B More >
Lots of drama on new reality show set to take off tonight
Roshni K Olivera | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; January 12, 2011)
Forget song and dance, reality show now getting more personal. Maa Exchange, a new show on Sony Entertainment Television, starting tonight at 9 pm and every Wednesday a Thursday thereafter, will see two housewives from disparate socio-economic backgrounds and cultural mindsets being swapped and made to run each other’s households for a week, setting their own rules and managing the family members.
The celebs, who’ve participated in this show, have had quite an experience! Says celebrity mother Pooja Bedi, who was swapped with comedian Rajiv Nigam’s wife Anuradha, “It was a learning experience in what to do and what not to do. It was the biggest shock to me as I was fighting for her rights as a woman at her house with Rajiv, here she was fighting against me. Despite her digs at me, I am proud at the way my children handled themselves with courtesy and politeness.” Rajiv Nigam did have skirmishes with Pooja, but they would be all right by evening. Regarding his wife Anuradha, he has a different take as he reveals, “My wife had a bad experience and felt Pooja is fake. Her dau was well-trained to act in this show.”
TV actor Sudesh Berry’s wife exchanged places with actress Apara Mehta and for them it was a pleasant experience. “Though my 22-year-old felt a bit awkward in the beginning, rest of my family jelled with Apara,” More >
After a disastrous start, Farhan Akhtar found his musical muse. The guitar he carries along wherever he goes
Indu Mirani (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 09, 2011)
Farhan Akhtar was just a toddler when his parents, writers Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, noticed that the young boy would not just listen rapt to the music of the day including the classics, but would also note down his version of the song so that he could sing it later.
In their enthusiasm to nurture his talent, they bought him a harmonium and appointed a music coach. “But somehow,” Farhan recalls, “I never did get into the instrument and, in fact, it put me off wanting to learn music.”
It was years later when family friend, Benjamin Gilani, started strumming the guitar on periodic picnics to Khandala the family undertook, that the love for music reawakened. “I just wanted to be Benji Uncle. Those evenings spent around the bonfire with a young man and his guitar were fascinating,” he sighs.
With music a major part of his life now, Farhan listened to all varieties of music but it was only when he was a 22-year-old that he got his first guitar, a present from his dad “who was probably making it up to me because he felt responsible for the harmonium fiasco.”
Detailing the fascination that began then and continues to be the most important aspect of his life after acting and directing, Farhan says, “I taught myself from books and instructional videos. I had a lot of friends who played with More >
Jiah Khan is finally seeing her fortunes turn in Bollywood.
She is still celebrating the success of Housefull, her second film after Ghajini which worked at the box office. She has a third reason to celebrate for the actress just bought herself a house in Chelsea, London.
Talking about her new acquisition, Jiah tell us, “I am so happy today. I bought an apartment in London. For last six months I have been juggling between India and London, where I will be shooting for an English production.
And I thought this was a good time to buy a house here. It’s a two bedroom apartment in Chelsea. It feels great to own a house, that too where I grew up,” says the actress.
For a 22-year old, this would be quite an achievement. But Jiah is aiming higher. Now she aspires for a villa in France and of course, one in Mumbai too.Jiah’s new house in London
Kangna Ranaut, the small town girl is taking big strides in showbiz
MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 29, 2010)
Kangna Ranaut doesn’t have the measurements to make you sit up and take notice of her. But if she were to make a clean breast of things, she would still have a lot to say. The 22-year-old from Manali made several mistakes (personal and professional) in her first year in Bollywood. But she’s used those very same mistakes as stepping stones on her journey to stardom.
With multiple releases lined up in 2010 including Kites, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, Tanu Weds Manu, Knockout, No Problem and The Actor, life is throwing a rainbow of roles for her.
She recently bagged the National Award as Best Supporting Actress for Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion. Elated with her new honour, Kangna says, “I didn’t know how significant the National Award was till I got deluged with messages from within and outside the film industry.’’ Confessing that she is super-ambitious, she adds, “Till mid-2008, it seemed like nothing was moving in my life. I got good films from Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt. But things were still moving slow. Then all of a sudden I found my career gathering steam. After Gangster and Woh Lamhe, the accolades poured in for Fashion. Makers like Rakesh Roshan, Anees Bazmee and Mani Shankar Aiyar signed me for their projects. And, clichéd as it may seem, there has been no looking back.’’
Showbiz apart, Kangna is one of those More >
Aamir Khan, who at 44 plays a 22-year-old collegian, says in his mind he is stuck at 18!MARK MANUEL Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; December 22, 2009)
Aamir Khan, as you know, has gone into hiding to promote his new film that releases this Friday. In disguise, to people’s surprise, he has popped up in different parts of the country over the past week: at Varanasi, as a Banarasi babu; outside Sourav Ganguly’s house in Kolkata as a cricket fan; in an Ahmedabad school, defying Narendra Modi’s fatwa; at the Chanderi village in Madhya Pradesh; then a Punjabi wedding in Faridkot; and, yesterday in Chennai. How this is helping the film, I don’t know; but I’m sure Aamir does, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he returns to Mumbai as Santa Claus on Christmas Day. He is hoping the festival will prove as successful for him as it did last year when he released Ghajini, and in 2007 — for Taare Zameen Par. Just before he went underground, Aamir told me over a quiet cup of tea at his Pali Hill home: “Christmas is a coincidence, but I’m hoping it will be third time lucky. I also believe for a film made well, any time is a good time to release it, otherwise no matter how you plan it…” He has no doubts that this film has been made well. It’s been produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Raju Hirani. And, acting opposite him for the first time in his 20-year-career is Kareena Kapoor. Of his gorgeous co-star, Aamir said enthusiastically, “She’s outstanding, a great and instinctive More >
While Sharman Joshi didn’t have to work that hard on looking like a 22-year-old in Raj Kumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots, Aamir Khan and Madhavan, one above 40 and the other in his late 30s, had to work really hard to look like young IIT students.
Things were bound to be slightly more difficult for Madhavan as he had to first fight one of his most niggling health concern- his weight, especially on his face. But, following Aamir’s footsteps made things easier for Madhavan. As Aamir had decided to play bandminton to stay youthful and fit, Madhavan decided to follow suit to keep his weight in check.
Madhavan says, “The fact that we shot at the Bangalore IIT really helped. Once we went into an actual institute, Aamir, Sharman and I immediately began to feel like students. Age was never an issue because I got the role after an audition. Once I fit in, no one was looking at my passport to check my age. As for the rest, including the physicality, once we got into the IIT everything else followed. Incidentally, I’ve studied in an institution similar to the IIT. I know that life.”
Most worried about his chubby face, Madhavan says, “I tend to put on weight on my face. I had to take care of More >