Posts tagged Aditi Govitrikar
Sneha Mankani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 4, 2012)
It was a well-attended evening to felicitate Vidya Balan hosted by Atul Nishar of an Indo-American association for art and culture. When Vidya’s father, PR Balan, who had accompanied her to the do, was invited up on stage to say something about his daughter, a shy Vidya promptly covered her face in nervous anticipation of what he was about to say. Turned out, it wasn’t as embarrassing as she had imagined. The doting dad congratulated Vidya, telling her how proud he is of her endeavours. Overcome by nostalgia, he went on to speak about how he had messaged his girl during the interval when he first saw The Dirty Picture. “I am really proud of you Vidya and I did not find the movie vulgar at all. You are a brilliant actress and a new star will be born after The Dirty Picture,” he had texted at the time. Judging by the response to the film, his predictions seem to have come true. Seen exchanging pleasantries at the event were Michael Mullins, Neeraj Bajaj, Dr Alka Nishar, Habil Khorakiwala, Tabu & Richard Rothman, Sunita Menon, Satish Shah, Reena and Ashok Wadhwa, Aditi Govitrikar, Rashmi Uday Singh, Ananya Dutta, Bharat Dabholkar, Lillete Dubey, Lata Patel, Neeta Lulla and Nishka Lulla.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, July 8, 2010 – 13:13 IST
What’s common to Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Mahima Chaudhary, R Madhavan, Rajneesh Duggal, Aditi Govitrikar and… the super gorgeous Lara Dutta? Well, we do agree that, all of them have been achievers and super-achievers in their own right of the word. But, besides all of this gyaan, the one word that binds them all with Lara Dutta is PETA.
You got it right. Readers may recollect that Bollywood Hungama had broken the news of Lara being chosen the latest ambassador of PETA. Well, now, we bring to the images of the sultry Lara in a spectacular full-length gown made of lettuce leaves and other vegetables. For starters, it’s the ace Gavin Miguel who has designed the dress, while it’s the ace fashion photographer Jatin Kampani, who is to be complemented for shooting the ads.
Speaking about PETA, the sensuous Lara said, “Even seemingly small choices can have a big impact on our health, our community and the world around us. Going vegetarian is one of the easiest ways to improve our health, help countless animals and protect the Earth.”
We just couldn’t argue on that! After all, how can anybody argue with perfection? Way to go, Lara!
Priyadarshan has always come up with zany comedies but De Dana Dan takes away the cake. In your entire life, you would have not seen such complicated and bizarre film ever, nor would you see it in future! There are some 25 characters; the entire action takes place inside a luxurious hotel and misunderstandings galore in the film. In fact, the flick thrives on misunderstandings and mistaken identities! However, like many other pathetic comedy flicks attempted this year, this doesn’t disappoint all thanks to Priyadarshan’s excellent handling and execution!
The story of the movie: Nitin Bankar (Akshay Kumar) works for Archana (Archana Puran Singh), a rich lady in Singapore and who loves her pet dog named Moolchandji the most! Nitin’s only friend is Ram (Suniel Shetty). While Nitin is in love with Anjali (Katrina Kaif), Ram loves Manpreet (Sameera Reddy). However, both Anjali and Manpreet are born and brought up in rich families and their families would not like their daughters to marry financially unstable men. So Nitin and Ram come up with plan to get quick money-they decide to kidnap Moolchandji in exchange of a huge ransom from Archana! Without realizing that the kidnapping has gone awry, both hide in the luxurious Pan Pacific Hotel waiting for the ransom. Unfortunately, there are more colourful, anti-social, gadbad-types people in the hotel at that time! And then starts the mother of all misunderstandings, mistaken identities and unlimited, More >
By Taran Adarsh, November 27, 2009 – 10:52 IST
Be forewarned. DE DANA DAN is the most bizarre film from the maharaja of laughathons, Priyadarshan. Not even in your wildest dream you’d think that Priyadarshan would place almost an entire film in a hotel and have its entire cast, comprising of 26 [or is it 27?] characters, most of them weirdos, interacting with each other. Brings back memories of BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY? May be!
But Priyadarshan needs to be credited for pulling it off. There are times when you laugh hysterically at the most outlandish jokes and situations. There are times when a raised eyebrow or a wide-open jaw makes you break into a guffaw.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Be cautioned. DE DANA DAN is a loud film, with each and every character screaming on top of his/her voice, with the characters shouting, running, even floating and swimming in the end.
But what do you expect in a Priyadarshan film that has a title like DE DANA DAN? The promos never promised path-breaking or thought-provoking cinema that would give birth to debates and discussions. So why look for logic in this one?//
DE DANA DAN makes no qualms of narrating a story you haven’t heard before. Here, the story is non-existent and it’s left on Priyadarshan to mix-n-match those two dozen characters and keep the momentum alive for the next 2.45 hours.
DE DANA DAN promises laughter and entertainment and sticks to its promise. This one’s not for the hard-nosed types, but for those who worship More >
MAKING A MARK: (From top) Dia Mirza, Konkona SenSharma, Neil Nitin Mukesh; (below) Abhay Deol and Shabana Azmi. For more pictures of the stars, visit Twenty stars to do the catwalk for a good cause NICOLE DASTUR Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; October 23, 2009)
When Naresh Goyal’s 20-year-old daughter Namrata Goyal, who is Shabana Azmi’s godchild, went to the village Mijwan in UP with the actress-cum-activist for the first time, she came back with an idea. Such was the life transforming experience for her. To rewind a bit — Shabana Azmi’s NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS), which was started by her father Kaifi Azmi, has been doing noteworthy work for the betterment of the villagers of Mijwan. When Namrata was amidst the villagers, she too was inspired to do something for their welfare. And that’s how ‘Mijwan — Sonnets in Fabric’, a fashion show with a difference was born, to raise funds to set up a District Learning Centre in the village. “I have always believed in the power of youth to act as catalysts for change. Fifty percent of India is under 25 years, they can change the world if they are motivated to get involved and tap into their own reserves of strength,” says Shabana. The fashion contest-cum-show will also serve as a platform for fashion designing students to showcase their talent. Students from five fashion and design institutes will take part in an inter-collegiate contest where shortlisted students will be mentored by designers Manish More >