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A maverick and one of the most respected filmmaker he is, but lately we hear corporate houses are shying away from investing in his films. Will Vishal Bharadwaj tide over this difficult phase?
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 10, 2013)
Vishal Bharadwaj can safely be called the thinking man/ woman’s director. This filmmaker has earned huge respect thanks to his immense talent in music and film- making.
While his music was accepted whole heartedly (he recently claimed that music will remain his first love), unfortunately his recent movies have not been able to create any ripple at the box office. It is said that the last film of his that actually made some money is Ishqiya back in 2010 — which was produced by him but directed by his protégé Abhishek Chaubey. It’s been three years since a film that came from the Bharadwaj stable has apparently managed to make much profit. So understandably, the corporate houses are not so sure of backing the film- maker.
According to a source, Bharadwaj is planning to direct a film but when he approached Fox Star Studios, which had earlier produced his film, he was apparently turned down. But later, they budged and put down a condition that they will produce a film provided Chaubey directs it.
However, they deny the whole episode. “ We have had a great association with Vishal on Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.
The film’s opening weekend is among the top five of the year and we recovered all our costs.
While at this point, there is no discussion with More >
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; April 19, 2013)
Huma Qureshi, 26, ensures she gets what she sets her heart on. She is more emotional than practical and would rather take her decisions based on gut, if not for her younger brother Saqib, who is more mature and is her best friend and advisor. Ahead of her upcoming film Ek Thi Daayan, she talks to Bombay Times about her conservative family background, her mentor NK Sharma and why she would never give up her friendship with Anurag Kashyap. Excerpts:
Let’s talk about your childhood? I was born and brought up in Delhi. While my dad is from Delhi, my mom is Kashmiri. My dad Saleem Qureshi owns a chain of restaurants called ‘Saleems’ for the past 30 years and it has eight outlets. While we lived in GK 1 in South Delhi, we were always sent to our grandparents’ house at either Nizammuddin Basti near the dargah or Rakabganj at Old Delhi on the weekends. My grandparents were extremely conservative and my brother Saqib and I had to be well-behaved and I had to be dressed in a salwar kameez. My father had seven siblings and we had a huge family. We also had a huge house with a tree in the centre of the courtyard. We used to love going there as we were all a riot. As I grew up, I was suddenly not allowed to play being a girl and I resented that. I am more girlie now, but at that time, I was a bit tomboyish and a brat. Though I now kick myself, I did not want to learn Urdu at that time as I found it uncool. We would also go to Kashmir for More >
Close on the heels of rumours of her alleged closeness with Anurag Kashyap, comes the buzz that Huma Qureshi has grown fond of her director Abhishek Chaubey. Could it be a publicity stunt for her next… Overtime?
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; April 6, 2013)
Rumours of Huma Qureshi’s alleged romance with her Gangs of Wasseypur director Anurag Kashyap first surfaced during the promotions of the film. Adding fuel to the fire, a tabloid recently wrote about their special bonding over plates of biryani. However, the grapevine is buzzing with rumours that Huma has now developed a sudden liking for her Dedh Ishqiya director Abhishek Chaubhey.
Recently however Kalki Koechlin slammed rumours of her troubled marriage with Anurag and instead stated in no uncertain terms how they were still together, as reported in ‘Wedding wows’ (HitList, April 2, 2013 - CLICK HERE)
A source says, “Huma and Abhishek met on the sets of her upcoming film where she costars with Emraan Hashmi. Abhishek is the creative producer of the project and Huma will also be starring in the director’s next. Abhishek attended the book launch event for Huma’s next recently and that’s when the rumours gained momentum.”
It would be natural to wonder if all this is a mere cover-up act to shift focus from the ongoing speculations about Huma and Anurag’s special closeness.
Then again it could be a promotional tactic to garner eyeballs for her upcoming project.
The source adds, “After the rave reviews for her last few films and More >
Renuka Vyavahare (BOMBAY TIMES; March 13, 2013)
His steamy lip-lock scene with Vidya Balan in Ishqiya had made headlines. And now, for the sequel Dedh Ishqiya, the actor was reportedly required to kiss co-star Huma Qureshi. Says our source, “Huma plays Arshad’s love interest. The intimate scene, which has not been shot as yet, is significant but less steamy than the one with Vidya. There will not full-fledged kissing, but a peck.”
During the first film, Arshad was reportedly apprehensive about the kissing sequence. But he believed in makers Abhishek Chaubey and Vishal Bharadwaj, and also the script. So he just went for it. It was also said that he had vowed to never kiss on-screen after that. The makers have considered Arshad’s reservations and have toned down the lovemaking scene and the kiss is said to have been reduced to a peck now.
Amrapali Sharma (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 20, 2012)
Like father like son… At 16, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s son Aasmaan has already made his directorial debut with a film titled The Identities, which is in Hinglish. And though it’s only a school project and not meant for theatres, it’s a commendable effort on the part of the young boy who is studying in 10th class at Ecole Mondiale World School in Juhu.
That’s not all. Aasman managed to get veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah’s son Vivaan and Kalki Koechlin to act in his flick.
Speaking to Mirror, he explained, “I had to do a creative project for school so I chose to make a short film. I spoke to dad, who, along with his associate director Abhishek Chaubey of Ishqiya fame suggested the plot which I developed into a script. Next, I wanted an actress so dad sent the script to Kalki who liked it and agreed to work.”
The budding director further said, “Vivaan is a friend and we used to hang out a lot during 7 Khoon Maaf so he agreed instantly. Dad helped me with editing. He liked the first cut.”
The 15-minute thriller was shot in three days at a location in Mumbai. It was budgeted at around Rs 1.50 lakh, the entire amount sponsored by doting papa Vishal Bhardwaj, making him the official producer of The Identities. There are only three characters in the film; two men and a girl. It doesn’t have any songs but there is a background score taken from Deep Pradhan’s test scores. Pradhan is assisting Bhardwaj on the background score of More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 5, 2011 – 09:51 IST
Best Film Band Baaja Baaraat Dabangg My Name Is Khan Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Raajneeti
Best Direction Maneesh Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Guzaarish Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan Milan Luthria – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Performance In A Leading Role Male Salman Khan – Dabangg Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan Ajay Devgn – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Ranbir Kapoor – Raajneeti
Performance In A Leading Role Female Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Kareena Kapoor – Golmaal 3 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Guzaarish Vidya Balan – Ishqiya Katrina Kaif – Raajneeti
Performance In A Supporting Role Male Mithun Chakraborty – Golmaal 3 Arshad Warsi – Ishqiya Emraan Hashmi – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Arjun Rampal – Raajneeti Manoj Bajpayee – Raajneeti
Performance In A Supporting Role Female Amrita Puri – Aisha Dimple Kapadia – Dabangg Ratna Pathak Shah – Golmaal 3 Shernaz Patel – Guzaarish Prachi Desai – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Performance In A Comic Role Paresh Rawal – Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Johny Lever – Golmaal 3 Riteish Deshmukh – Housefull Anil Kapoor – No Problem Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden
Performance In A Negative Role Naseeruddin Shah – Allah Ke Banday Sonu Sood – Dabangg Emraan Hashmi – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Manoj Bajpayee – Raajneeti Ronit Roy – Udaan
Music Direction Salim – Sulaiman – Band More >
Last night, producers of the critically acclaimed film announced its sequel
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 19, 2011)
After the super success of Ishqiya, there have been speculations over a sequel from some time. However this proposed project had failed to take off despite the success of Ishqiya, for which its lead actress Vidya Balan won several awards.
However everything seems to be on track now ands last night at a party the producers of the film, Shemaroo and Vishal Bhardwaj, announced the sequel with the same cast and crew.
Our source said, “Ishqiya was a huge hit and was also critically acclaimed. The producers were very happy and were keen to make a sequel. However the film did not take off for a long time. Everything seems to be on track now and last night the film was announced at a private party at the producer Shemaroo’s office.
Arshad and Vidya were present when the film was announced, while Vishal, his wife Rekha, and Abhishek Chaubey were also present. Abhishek has an idea and the script is currently under finalisation. The film will go on the floors in the middle of this year.
The last draft is being written and maybe one or two people might be added. Vidya and Arshad are equally thrilled to do the sequel.”Abhishek Chaubey
Our source said, “Abhishek was being offered to direct a film from several production houses. He too was in talks and there was a strong buzz that he was going to make a film with John More >
Gurgaon, March 13 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was named the worst actor and Sonam Kapoor the worst actress at the third annual Golden Kela Awards Saturday night, a spin-off of Hollywood’s Razzies awards, which recognises the worst in cinema.
While Shah Rukh won the award for Karan Johar‘s ‘My Name is Khan’, where he played a patient of Asperger’s syndrome, Sonam got the award for her home production ‘Aisha’.
Shah Rukh was selected for his role in “My Name Is Khan” ahead of Imran Khan (“I Hate Luv Storys” and “Break Ke Baad”), Neil Nitin Mukesh (“Lafangey Parindey”), John Abraham (“Jhootha Hi Sahi”) and Hrithik Roshan (“Guzaarish”).
Sonam was named the worst actress for her performance in “Aisha” and others nominated in the category were Deepika Padukone (“Housefull” and “Break Ke Baad”), Aishwarya Rai (“Raavan”), Kareena Kapoor and Kajol (“We Are Family”), Priyanka Chopra (“Anjaana Anjaani”), Pakhi Tyrewala (Jhootha Hi Sahi).
Ironically, Shah Rukh has also won the Filmfare award for the best actor for the same film.
‘My Name Is Khan’ also received the worst film award.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the worst director award for ‘Guzaarish’. ‘Guzaarish’ also got Black Award for Emotional Blackmail.
Director Ram Gopal Varma was awarded the Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award (Please Stop Its Enough), asking him to stop making films.
By Subhash K. Jha, March 4, 2011 – 10:31 IST
Abhishek Chaubey whose Ishqiya created erotic ripples in 2010, is ready to go on the floors with his next directorial venture. This time Abhishek will make a thriller-whodunit with dark yet humorous overtones.
The wanton wily wannabe-rich adulterous woman’s role in Ishqiya gave to audiences a new kind of cinematic heroine. Rustic, robust and full-bodied in her sexual appetite. Vidya in Ishqiya was like no other screen queen before.
Interestingly, Abhishek’s mentor and producer Vishal Bhardwaj too explored a very different sexually-charged and voluptuous aspect of womanhood in his directorial undertaking 7 Khoon Maaf. But Chaubey is quick to point out he had nothing to do with 7 Khoon Maaf. “In fact it is Vishal’s first film where I was not involved,” says the Ishqiya director.
The challenge for Chaubey is to take the female protagonist in his second film beyond Vidya Balan in Ishqiya and Priyanka Chopra in 7 Khoon Maaf.
Says Chaubey, “The woman in my next film is not just delicious in her provocative attitude, she is also deeply mysterious. I can’t say if she is unique. But she’s certainly arresting and in no way like the typical heroines.”
Apparently, the young director would cast Vidya Balan in the central part again. The woman’s part would again be a whammer, though far more sophisticated and mysterious than in the previous film.
Confirming these components in his second film, Abhishek Chaubey says, “Yes, I’m making More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 28, 2011 – 09:15 IST
Best Film Dabangg Golmaal 3 Ishqiya My Name Is Khan Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Raajneeti Udaan
Best Director Abhishek Chaubey – Ishqiya Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan Milan Luthria – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Prakash Jha – Raajneeti Rohit Shetty – Golmaal 3 Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Guzaarish Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Best Actor In A Lead Role – Male Ajay Devgn – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish Ranbir Kapoor -Raajneeti Rishi Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar Salman Khan – Dabangg Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan Vivek Oberoi – Rakht Charitra
Best Actor In A Lead Role – Female Aishwarya Rai- Bachchan – Guzaarish Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Kajol – My Name Is Khan Kareena Kapoor – Golmaal 3 Katrina Kaif – Raajneeti Neetu Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar Vidya Balan – Ishqiya
Best Break- Out Film Allah Ke Banday – Faruk Kabir / Ravi Walia Do Dooni Chaar – Habib Faizal / Arindam Chaudhuri Love Sex Aur Dhokha – Dibakar Banerjee / Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Pria Sreedharan Peepli Live – Anusha Rizvi- Mahmood Farooqui / Aamir Khan Phas Gaya Re Obama – Subhash Kapoor / Ashok Pandey Tere Bin Laden – Abhishek Sharma / Pooja Shetty Deora, Aarti Shetty Udaan – Vikramaditya Motwane / Anurag Kashyap
Most Promising Fresh Face – Male Herry Tangdi – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Omkar Das Manikpuri – Peepli Live Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden Rajat Barmecha – Udaan Rajkumar Yadav – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Ranveer More >