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By Subhash K. Jha, May 4, 2011 – 14:09 IST
There is more excitement in Delhi for the shooting of Maneesh Sharma’s Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl than expected. Apparently, Ranveer Singh keeps slipping into his character Bittu’s accent from his debut film Band Baaja Baraat, leading to much amusement and some annoyance among the unit.
Ranveer Singh’s character Ricky Bahl in Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl is actually based on someone the writer Habib Faizal knew in his growing days in Delhi. And Ricky Bahl is not the only hero in a Yash Raj Film to be based on the same character.
Abhishek Bachchan in Shaad Ali’s Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom which Habib Faizal wrote was also based on the same character and even had the same name.
Habib doesn’t deny the similarities, “Yes, Abhishek’s character in Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom was named Ricky Thukral. Ranveer I’ve named Rick Bahl. Are they similar? They might be. They are both creations of the same mind. I grew up surrounded by Buntys and Rickys in Delhi. It’s important to use the spoken language that one hears around oneself for the characters.”
While writing Ranveer’s second character, Habib made a concerted effort to make them sound different. “Ranveer’s Bittu and Ricky both have their linguistic peculiarities. They both speak the way I think they should. I often see the characters in our films speaking a language that no one speaks any more. I can guarantee you that Ranveer will sound as conversational and real in Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl as he did in More >
By Taran Adarsh, January 14, 2011 – 08:27 IST
In the 1970s and 1980s, Bollywood churned out hardcore masala films by the dozens. Those films appealed to the ‘Balcony Class’ as well as the ‘Stall Audience’ [terminology used for dissecting the audience then]. Even today, films like SHOLAY, AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY, NAMAK HALAAL, DON, ROTI KAPADA AUR MAKAAN, DHARAM-VEER, MUQADDAR KA SIKANDAR et al, the most popular films of that era, appeal to the guy riding an auto rickshaw as well as the CEO of a multinational company. Masala films, in my opinion, can never go out of vogue. The gargantuan success of films like DABANGG and GOLMAAL 3 last year endorses this viewpoint.
The reason why masala films tick to this date is because they have the power to entertain. I’ve often heard my non-film friends comment that cinema, for them, symbolizes an outing with their family. They want to be transported to a world of make-believe in those 3 hours and forget their worries/sorrows/trials/tribulations in the process. YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA does that and does so most convincingly.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA is a tribute to the cinema of yore. Every rule in the book that made hardcore commercial films major money spinners then have been read minutely and integrated in the plotline of this one. Generally, movie makers often claim that their film is hatke, that it boasts of stuff that the viewer hasn’t watched on screen before, but YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA makes no More >
// // // Imran Khan and director Punit Malhotra have a code language that allows them to openly indulge in gossip without anyone else understanding what they meanBy Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 16, 2010)
We have often heard about differences between directors and actors, but this one is surely an exception. Imran Khan and director Punit Malhotra of I Hate Luv Storys have created their own language which only they know and understand.
This might be a fun way for Punit and Imran to share secrets and talk about personal stuff that too in front of everyone, but it cause for amusement and at times even annoyance for the cast and crew of the film.
A source from the unit reveals, “Imran and Punit get along like a house on fire. They know each other since many years and working on the same film has only bought them closer. They both have been born and brought up in Bandra and strangely have their own code language which they always converse in. This language is only known and understood by them. It has been termed as the IP (Imran-Punit) language by the crew.
At times it is quite amusing to hear them talking in their code language because of all the weird words and noises. For an onlooker, it is as good as hearing Greek or German. At times it also gets annoying because no one understands what they are telling each other and more importantly about whom.Punit Malhotra Imran Khan
After trying hard to figure out what they are saying, Sonam Kapoor More >
Nobody can beat Shah Rukh Khan when it comes to taking pot shots at himself. The Bollywood star was at his wittiest when he shared his aspiration of becoming a porn star.
The actor was in Delhi to launch management guru Arindam Chaudhuri’s new book ‘Discover the Diamond in You’ when he revealed his desire.
“I always wanted to be porn star. I am going to work with all the positivity and clarity to be a porn star,” Shah Rukh said much to the amusement of the packed audience.
And where did this inspiration arise from? “I have always been a huge fan of Sylvester Stallone who was a porn star before becoming Hollywood superstar,” the actor said.
Shah Rukh, famous for his outrageously funny remarks did tickle the funny bone of the audience who was in for a laugh riot while listening to the actor.
And it was the icing on the cake when the actor said, “I will take my flag and put it up in America after becoming the biggest porn star of the world.”
The whole joke started when Chaudhuri, while reading excerpts from his book gave example of Stallone’s determination and his journey from a porn star to becoming one of the Hollywood’s icons.
He also referred how Akio Morita, founder of Sony, Japanese electronics giant, started the company with a dream to have his country’s flag flutter high on the soils of US. “You see that is what happens with students like me who take all the wrong things from best of the examples given to them,” Shah Rukh jested.
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