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Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; June 18, 2013)
After his last production Nautanki Saala, which he also directed, Rohan Sippy is now working on a woman-centric subject for his next, Sonali Cable. The film produced by him is directed by debutant Charudutt Acharya.
Says Sippy, “The script was among those selected for Mumbai Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012. It is the story of a girl who runs a cable network.” The script was apparently chosen through an evaluation process of submissions from around the world, including the United States and France for the screenwriters’ lab.
Adds Sippy, “We have already shot about 70 per cent of the film. Charudutt wrote the dialogues for my earlier film Dum Maaro Dum. He also did the screenplay and dialogues for Nautanki Saala. It consists of an ensemble cast.” Mere Dad Ki Maruti actress Rhea Chakraborty, Ali Fazal, Anupam Kher and Raghav Juyal, who was part of a dance reality show, feature in the film.
BOMBAY TIMES (May 14, 2013)
Hunny (Pulkit Samrat)
Claim to fukra fame: Believes that a jugaad can do anything; has failed three to four times and is still in class XII.
Pulkit: The film is like a cupcake shop where you find different flavours. A fukra is a total jugaadoo. If he wants something, he’ll get it by hook or crook. That’s how my character is.
Zafar (Ali Fazal)
Claim to fukra fame: Has flunked in college. The notes of his music are related to the girl he loves. Only when she is around can he create music; otherwise, he’s a miserable failure.
Ali: Zafar is hanging on the edge of life and somehow things don’t work out for him. But he uses his shortcomings as his strength.
Lali (Manjot Singh)
Claim to fukra fame: A correspondence student, he prays at a gurudwara every day so that he gets admission in the same college as his girlfriend.
Manjot: I said yes to the film without hearing the script because I liked the title so much. Lali’s father has a sweet shop, but all he dreams about is this college because his girl goes to it.
Dileep Singh aka Choocha (Varun Sharma)
Claim to fukra fame: He dreams about weird things and lives in a world of his own; a class XII student who is struggling to clear school.
Varun: Choocha is innocent, loveable and freespirited. Hunny and he are brothers. Whatever Hunny says, Choocha will ensure it’s done.
Fukrey releases June 14.
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; October 4, 2012)
Ravi Rai who made soaps like Sailaab, Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai and Sparsh is all set to mark his debut as a director on the big screen. And he feels that it’s better late than never.
His upcoming film is a story about five friends who shift to Mumbai to become actors but end up becoming everything but that. The cast of the film is still being decided with actor Ali Fazal already being finalised to play one of the protagonists in the film. The hunt for the lead girl is still on though the film is supposed to be complete by year end.
“I chose Ali because I knew that he can justify the role to the tee. After seeing him work and watching him at close quarters, I can say that he has taken his character a notch higher with his performance,” Rai adds. The veteran director-producer who produced the Marathi film Tingya which won 53 national and international awards, says he simply works on impulse.
He says. “I often bump into people who keep asking me why it took me almost two decades to direct a Hindi feature film. I don’t plan much for the future. I don’t know what I’m going to do next. For instance, as of now, I know I’ll be working on this project till April next year when the film’s release will coincide with summer holidays. I don’t know what I’m going to do next.”
After exploring the dark side of Goa in his film Dum Maro Dum, director Rohan Sippy is ready to delve into something new. Ramesh Sippy’s son has decided to take a break from the silver screen and move to the stage with a musical starring Shahana Goswami, Rahul Dev and Ali Fazal (the actor who played the character of Joy Lobo in Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots).
A source close to Rohan informed Mumbai Mirror, “Rohan will direct this musical fashioned on Broadway productions. He is very excited about this new idea. The rehearsals will take place in Mehboob Studios, Bandra.”
“Considering it’s a musical, the play will have very high production value. It will be done on a huge scale. There will be live singers also. However, the singers are still to be finalised. The entire Sippy household is buzzing with activity these days. Everybody is keyed up about this play,” added the source.
Terence Lewis will choreograph the entire production while Ranjit Barot will compose the music. Abraham and Thakore have been signed on for designing the costumes.
The musical will open in Delhi, next year.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 3, 2011 – 12:08 IST
There is no denying that Shah Rukh Khan is among the busiest actors around, what with his film commitments, his IPL commitments and numerous other endorsement related work. Even as he is neck deep busy travelling with his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Shah Rukh managed to squeeze out time to shoot a music video for his home production Always Kabhi Kabhi directed by Roshan Abbas.
Always Kabhi Kabhi, produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, stars relatively new faces such as Zoa Morani, Giselli Monteiro, Satyajit Dubey and Ali Fazal. To see that the film gets its due share of eyeballs, the makers decided to shoot a special music video featuring SRK along with the cast of the film. The song called ‘Antenna‘ features in the climax and is set against the backdrop of a jail set with some rebellious lyrics describing how parents’ frequency many-a-times doesn’t match with that of their children.
Famous choreographer duo Bosco-Caesar choreographed the song and King Khan air-dashed from Kolkata straight to the sets, quickly practised his steps and was ready for the shoot. Post the shoot, SRK once again had to return to be with his KKR team for their next match. Surely here is one actor who is always high on energy!
SRK will stand by Morani’s daughter and do a promo for her debut film
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 02, 2011)
It came as no surprise when we heard that Karim Morani’s daughter Zoa was being launched by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment. After all, we knew about Khan’s friendship with daddy Morani.
And speculations about SRK doing a cameo in the film Always Kabhi Kabhi also started doing the rounds. Anything for a good friend’s daughter, right?Zoa Morani
However, it has now been confirmed that King Khan will not be a part of the film. Although, he will do a promotional video for it. Confirming the news, director Roshan Abbas told Mumbai Mirror, “On my first meeting I had told SRK that we needed his guidance to make this film.
When the trailer was being worked on, SRK was away shooting for Don 2. We all wanted him to be a part of it.”
So now, King Khan will talk about his school days in the soon-to-release promo of the Zoa starrer.Shah Rukh Khan
When King Khan agreed to be a part of the promo, Abbas’ joy knew no bounds. All charged up, he said, “The excitement grew. Imagine the impact of SRK introducing the film!”
With the backdrop of high school students, their issues and their relationships, the film is expected to hit the screens on June 17. Besides Zoa, the film also stars Love Aaj Kal kudi Giselli Monteiro, Ali Fazal and Satyajeet Dubey.
By Joginder Tuteja, March 4, 2011 – 15:11 IST
He was the perfect fit for Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots. However, when it came to making a transition to Shah Rukh Khan’s Always Kabhi Kabhi, Ali Fazal had to really struggle and in the process lose it all. For the uninitiated, Ali is the same boy who played the memorable part of Joy Lobo in Hirani’s masterpiece.
“In Aamir’s film, Ali had a minor though important role to play. It’s his suicide that resulted in Aamir’s first serious confrontation with Boman Irani. Post 3 Idiots, Ali was recognised but no one ever looked at him as a hero material. This is the same time when auditions were taking place for Always Kabhi Kabhi. Someone referred Ali to director Roshan Abbas who was hosting the auditions”, says a unit member from Shah Rukh’s production team.
What followed next was a complete disaster as Ali walked in while carrying the same persona as that of Joy Lobo. It was apparent that he was still not out of his earlier mould and was severely under-prepared for the role of a leading man that he had to play in Always Kabhi Kabhi.
“Naturally, Roshan rejected Ali in a single go”, informs the source, “There was no way that he could have even continued with Ali. For his film Roshan wanted a boy who had to play the part of a school teenager. On the other hand, Joy was continuing with his rock star looks with flying locks, stubble and the works.”
He was pronto sent back but Roshan’s female assistants persisted with him to give More >
Whoever thinks that one needs really huge budgets and big stars to make an endearing and funny film should take several leaves out of PNC’s book, like JHANKAR BEATS, HAZARON KHWAHISHEIN AISI, PYAR KE SIDE EFFECTS, CHAMELI to name just a few. And then combine with them the team of Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Saurabh Shukla who have already woven magic with BHEJA FRY, MITHYA, DASVIDANIYA and you would obviously get a heady mix of great direction, narration and performances as seen in RAAT GAYI BAAT GAYI.
Of course, PNC would continue this trend of refreshing and sensible films in the year to come as well. Here are some snippets of what’s to come. Deviating from romantic comedies would be a horror flick CLICK, directed by Sangeeth Sivan and starring Shreyas Talpade, Sada, Sneha Ulhal and Chunky Pandey. Then there would be the much talked about EK THO CHANCE, which sees the return of Saeed Mirza as a director after over a decade. The film stars Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Purab Kohli, Amrita Arora, Zafar Karachiwala, Vijay Raaz, Pawan Malhotra, Ali Fazal, Ashwini Kalsekar, Sadia Siddiqui, Saurabh Shukla and is a dramatic representation of everyone who comes to Mumbai, the city of dreams and magic.
There is also a psychological drama, THE ACCIDENT starring Shiney Ahuja, Soha Ali Khan, Juhi Chawla, Rahul Dev, Honey Chaya and directed by Abhijit Chaudhiri. Then there are FATSO More >