Posts tagged Anil Kapoor
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 16, 2013)
Tuesday night saw the cast and crew of Shootout at Wadala converge at a suburban venue for a bash thrown by Tusshar Kapoor, who played the perfect host in the absence of sister Ekta, who is currently pursuing a business course abroad.
Seen at the do were Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Sonu Sood, Kangna Ranaut and Sophie Choudry among others. Strangely though, John, who plays the pivotal role of Maanya Surve in the film, left soon after he arrived. Kangna’s presence came as a bit of a surprise considering there were reports she had been upset with the makers for promoting certain members of the cast more than the others. If she was feeling left out, she certainly didn’t show it. Or was it just a publicity stunt, we wonder!
A source present at the party told Mirror: “Tusshar more than made up for Ekta’s absence. He stood at the entrance, welcoming each guest. A huge crowd had gathered outside the venue to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars but there was no chaos.”
About the star guests, the source said: “John left very early though someone as senior as Anil stayed on for the longest time and interacted with everyone.”
Tusshar took care of the guests including organising a delectable spread for the guests, the source added.
Among the highlights of the evening was Sonu, who had recently undergone a leg surgery, appeared fully recovered. Funnily enough, the DJ kept playing ‘Manya Aala’ for hours after John had left the place. More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; May 16, 2013)
More than a decade ago in Biwi No 1, Anil Kapoor and Tabu last appeared as a couple. And now buzz is that the two actors are once again all set to do a film together — in Abhishek Sharma’s (of Tere Bin Laden fame) upcoming film, to be produced by Pooja Shetty.
Our sources say that the director handpicked Tabu to star opposite Kapoor, who will be playing young actor Pradyuman Singh’s (the fake Osama Bin Laden) 32-year-old son.
A source says, “Abhishek has already spoken to Tabu. Anil and the actress had also done Virasat that was a huge hit. After that they did a cameo together 13 years ago in Biwi No 1.”
Besides her recent appearance in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, Tabu had been missing from the B-Town radar for quite some time now.
Another insider adds, “Tabu has been very particular about the films she has been signing. She will also be seen in one of Salman Khan’s upcoming projects. Although she has been doing films in Hollywood, she is only keen to take on projects where she has a substantial role to play. She has loved Abhishek’s subject but is yet to sign the film.”
Both Tabu and Abhishek remained unavailable for comment.
Subhash K Jha (DNA; May 9, 2013)
Sunny Leone was set to step into Mallika Sherawat’s shoes for the Welcome sequel. But now that plan has been put to rest. Director Anees Bazmi confirms, “Sunny did come to meet me and my producer Firoz Nadiadwala. But that’s about it. Sunny wasn’t signed for our film… She is not doing Welcome Back.”
What went wrong? A bit of probing reveals some uncomfortable home-truths about the prospects of the adult star in Bollywood. For all the hype and glamour, mainstream actors are still not comfortable with the idea of working with Sunny. Apparently after meeting Sunny, producer Firoz Nadiadwala and director Anees Bazmee had a closed-door meeting with the two actors who have to woo her on screen — Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar.
Says the source, “Both Nana and Anil have family images. And Nana, in fact, is fiercely correct in his politics. Chasing Sunny would not look correct for Nana or Anil. So she was regrettably dropped from the film.” It is learnt that one of the actors explained his situation as, “I wouldn’t mind working with Sunny Leone. But my wife would mind. I don’t care where she comes from. But my wife does.” So this time wife gets her way and Sunny loses the part.
Reticent Arjun Kapoor opens up about missing his mother, his relationship with Sridevi and about his envy for Anil Kapoor…
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 9, 2013)
Arjun Kapoor, currently taking baby steps into filmdom, is confidently gearing up for his second film after his debut in Ishaqzaade. In a candid chat with Hitlist, Arjun talks of matters close to his heart..
Your second film’s title, Aurangzeb, is a historical character’s name. How good (or bad) were you in history as a student? (Laughs) As a young boy, I was very good in history. My mother used to be really happy with that. But Aurangzeb is not a period film. I would to play a historical character from the contemporary Indian history, the political scenario of the ’ 70s, ’ 80s and ’ 90s.
In your debut film you were a solo hero but in your next, you have three other heroes — Prithviraj, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff. Is there a fear of being one in the crowd? Competition kahan hoti hai? A film needs actors. We all are playing characters and all these actors bring credibility to the film. Seeing them as competition is a very small way of seeing things.
Did you feel extra comfortable with Rishi (Kapoor) and Jackie (Shroff) who have been friends of your family? There was no ice to be broken with them, I know them since I was a kid. I would touch Chintu uncle’s (Rishi Kapoor) feet. He would tell me ‘Tu Boney ka beta hai aur Ranbir ka dost.’ With Jaggu dada, I would go to their house for Tiger’s birthday, hang out with him More >
He has even commissioned author Anuja Chauhan to write an original script
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; May 9, 2013)
We had earlier reported that Anil Kapoor had bought the rights of two books — Anuja Chauhan’s Battle For Bittora and Mainak Dhar’s Herogiri — to be made into films. His daughter Sonam is a fan of Anuja’s writing. Now, we hear that Anil has commissioned the author to write an original script for him. Guess Sonam’s reading habit has an influence on her father.
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; May 3, 2013)
Anil Kapoor, 56, feels blessed that even after acting for 35 years, he is able to pick and choose roles he wants to do. Ahead of his upcoming film Shootout At Wadala, he talks to Bombay Times about his meeting with Raj Kapoor, his attachment to Boney Kapoor and his desire to just see Sonam happy. Excerpts:
Let’s talk about your childhood? I was born in Tilak Nagar, Chembur, where we lived in a concrete one-room chawl. In a single room we were three brothers, one sister, my parents and sometimes even my grandparents. We had two lavatories that were shared between 10 families. We lived there till I was 10. My father was an assistant to K Asif, the director of Mughal-e-Azam, after which he became secretary to Shammi Kapoor. In those days, your secretary was treated like family. So we were close to Shammi uncle’s family and through him, Raj Kapoor’s family. Shammi uncle used to stay at Deonar next to Raj Kapoor’s house in Chembur. We had then shifted to Sion Koliwada from a single room to a double room till I was 14, when we shifted back to Chembur close to RK Studio, so that my mother and Krishna aunty could stay close to each other as they were inseparable sisters. They are still best of friends and we were like Krishna aunty’s children. She is the only one who has slapped me as a mom and till today I feel extremely close to her.
Are you a trained actor? I joined St Xavier’s College, but was not interested in studies and wanted to More >
BOMBAY TIMES (April 25, 2013)
The news saying Anil Kapoor and his beti Sonam are sharing screen space for the first time in Bombay Talkies is untrue. And the media has made it seem like you are about to witness some great father-daughter moments on the big screen for the first time ever. But the truth is that though Anil and Sonam are in the same song, just like 20 others from the film industry, they are neither in the same frame nor are the father-daughter sharing screen time. To put it simply, they have both shot individually for the same song at different points in time. And if you blink, you may miss one or the other.
Boney Kapoor shrugs off Bollywood’s no-show at the party in honour of Sridevi’s Padma award
Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 25, 2013)
By Sahara standards, this was possibly one of their quietest parties in a long time. Especially when you consider the recent gala that brought India’s most famous and most powerful together to bless Subrata Roy’s grand-daughter at her naming ceremony in Delhi.
It came as a surprise then that most of the A-listers mentioned in the media invite did not turn up for the bash in honour of Sridevi’s Padmashri award.
The actress however, made the most of the moment. Dressed in a white Manish Malhotra lehnga, Sridevi beamed happily, flanked by her gorgeous daughters and her proud husband. If their host was feeling the weight of controversies and the sound drubbing that his IPL team had received earlier that day, he certainly did not show it.
Notable among those who attended were media baron Subhash Chandra, Jeetendra, Anil Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Anupam Kher, Madhoo, R Balki and Gauri Shinde. While the event managers insisted Hrithik was expected to arrive, he did not. Neither did any of the Bachchans, who until recently were frontrunners at every Sahara do. Missing in action were all three Khans as well as the younger crop of actors, who have often professed their love and admiration for the veteran actress on social media.
When Mirror quizzed Boney about the disappointing turnout, he shrugged it off. “I would say the success of such More >
BOMBAY TIMES (April 23, 2013)
Shootout At Wadala’s ensemble star cast is going to be in for a royal treat when they visit Dubai on Thursday to promote their action drama. For the first time, the ruling family of the United Arab Emirates has agreed to meet a Bollywood cast. Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood, Tusshar Kapoor, Mustafa Zahid, Sunny Leone and Sophie Choudry will meet His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The cast will meet the royal family informally and probably show them some scenes from the film.
The upcoming gala is also meant to scotch all rumours of a rift between his media company and Boney Kapoor
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 19, 2013)
He may be facing a certain amount of heat because of the Supreme Court asking him to refund Rs 24,000 crore to his investors, but Subrata Roy Sahara seems determined to cool off with yet another mega bash.
Close on the heels of the party he hosted for his grand daughter’s naming ceremony, Roy is planning a bash to celebrate Sridevi’s Padma Shri award, at his suburban five-star. The party will be held either on April 23 or 27, and guests have been asked to keep themselves free on both days as of now.
According to sources, in true Sahara-style the bash will see filmmakers, actors, politicians, cricketers and industrialists turn up to congratulate the actress.
Among the few who seemed to have confirmed are the Bachchans, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Hema Malini, Anil Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapure, Preity Zinta and Chiranjeevi, besides Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina. “Subrata Roy wanted to host this party earlier, but his work commitments kept him extremely busy,” revealed a source close to the group.
This party assumes a special significance for the film industry. “This one is special. It puts an end to all the on-going speculation about Boney Kapoor, who has been heading the group’s media and entertainment initiative since 2011, having problems with the company,” says the More >