Posts tagged April 30
Kalki Koechlin bares her heart on marriage, her husband and life post the wedding
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; May 5, 2011)
Kalki Koechlin leaped at the chance to say ‘I Do’ to her long-time live-in partner Anurag Kashyap when he formally proposed to her. The reason – he is a ‘complete romantic’, a trait she Kalki digs. The two got married on April 30 in Ooty and Kalki tells all in a candid chat, where she shares details of her romance with the reserved filmmaker, the real Anurag as she known him, and how her work will never take a back seat even though she is now married. Excerpts from the interview…
What made you think that Anurag was the man? • It’s really an instinct thing. But we got to spend a lot of time together as we were living in, and I discovered that Anurag is a complete romantic. I really like that. He is spontaneous, creative and intelligent. I have always been drawn to creative and intelligent people. I connect easily with them. So, Anurag and I clicked instantly and since then it’s been great. Now, we are starting another chapter in our lives. I’m really excited and grateful to God that I’m sharing my life with a man like him. He understands me, he is caring and loving and respectful to people. You really need these qualities in a man. Again, we connected very well even creatively. So, I think we had to come close to each other. It was predestined (laughs).
So, you are saying that the marriage of minds happened More >
Anant Mahadevan was left fuming when he was not invited for the Maharashtra State Awards, where he along with his film won awards for the best director and film category
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 03, 2011)
Anant Mahadevan is in a state of shock. Rather it is an insult, which will take a long time for the actor/director to get over.
The reason despite winning the Best Director Award for his Marathi film Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (2010), Anant was not invited to the Maharashtra State Awards held at The Gateway Of India on April 30.
A source told us, “This is just not done. How can you not invite the winner? If the winners are not supposed to attend, then whom does the invite list comprise of? Think about this, Mee Sindhutai Sapkal was also conferred as the Best Film in that function. “
When contacted, a disappointed Mahadevan said, “I hope it’s not because I am not a Maharashtrian! I still remember after seeing Mee Sindhutai Sapkal Om Puri told me, that he couldn’t believe that I being a Malayali made this Marathi film.”
Anant further vent his anger, “I think it’s a goof up. Let’s say bad organisation. But I am very sad. I had even prepared a speech in Marathi. Agar jeetunga toh I will go up on stage and surprise them, that’s what I had planned.Poster of the marathi film for which Anant(right) got the state award
I felt embarrassed when many of the actors and directors who were at the award function called up and asked why I wasn’t present More >
Known to go out of his way to help his friends, recently, Sanjay Dutt, took time off from his home production Rascals to shoot for an old friend, Jyotin Goel.
This new film which will also launch Goel’s son Dev. The film titled Pre And Me co-stars Adah Sharma who debuted in Vikram Bhatt’s 1920.
Our source said, “When Jyotin-da requested Dutt to play a small but important character in his film which will mark the debut of his son, Dutt could not say no as Goel was one of the few directors who worked with Dutt during his difficult times and made Safari with him.
Earlier too, Goel and Dutt had worked in a couple of films like Zahreeley and Inaam Dus Hazaar. Dutt put a halt to his own shoot of Rascals and is currently shooting for Goel’s film.”
Karan Johar’s Agneepath and Ekta Kapoor’s Shootout At Wadala are both inspired by the life and times of dreaded gangster Manya Surve. Coincidence?
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 30, 2011)
Good friends Ekta Kapoor and Karan Johar may soon turn foes. Apparently, both their upcoming movies are based on the same person’s life gangster Manya Surve.
Ekta Kapoor and director Sanjay Gupta are all set to make Shootout part 2, which has been tentatively titled, Shootout At Wadala. The film is based on S. Hussain Zaidi’s soon to be released book, Dongri to Dubai.
The film will revolve around the story of gangster Manya Surve, who was the first encounter victim of the Mumbai police. Interestingly, cult film Agneepath was also inspired from Manya Surve’s life.
Now, with Karan Johar remaking Agneepath with Hrithik Roshan in the lead, one can only wait and see how the two films based on the same character unfold on the screen.
Our source confirmed, “Sanjay Gupta’s film is based on Hussain Zaidi’s book and will have a realistic take on the dreaded gangster.
The film deals with the killing of Sabbir who was Dawood’s elder brother, and how Surve was the mastermind behind the whole thing.
Then it follows cop Ishaad Bhagwaan killing Surve, in an encounter in 1982. On the other hand, the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Agneepath’s character Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, was heavily inspired from Surve.
The mannerisms and even the voice were like Surve. It remains to be seen if More >
Khan also decides to come clean on promoting sister’s beau Kunal
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 30, 2011)
It’s tough to forget the dance floor with blinking colourful lights, the whistle and the tough dance moves executed by one of the hit jodis Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar in the title track of the 1994 film Main Khiladi Tu Anari.
The story of an actor trying to help a cop out in a murder case became an instant hit. Saif, it seems, wants to go back to the action thriller once again.
The actor, after 17 long years has decided to make a sequel with his original co-star Akshay under the banner of Illuminati Films, his own production house.
“You know the funny part is that I wanted to make a sequel to Main Khiladi Tu Anari with Akshay when it had released but people asked me not to be silly since sequels don’t work in India. I however, kept saying that they do.
Sequels work all the time in America. Making a sequel to the the film is a pretty good idea and I might do it now,” confirms Saif.
Though Saif has too many films on hand as a producer at the moment, his plan to remake the 1994 hit is definitely on.
Meanwhile, after completing Agent Vinod, Illuminati Films is choc-a-bloc with films like Homi Adajania’s project tentatively titled Cocktail, a film with Raj and DK which will star his sister’s boyfriend Kunal Khemmu and a film with Fox Studios based on a comic book.
Clearing the air about him trying to give Kunal’s career a More >
Anees Bazmee has decided not to work on multiple projects simultaneously, citing the Anna Hazare wave and IPL as reasons for Thank You ’s failure
Noyon Jyoti Parasara (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 30, 2011)
From being the highest paid director in Bollywood to giving three successive flops at the box office, Anees Bazmee says he has learnt his lesson well.
Talking about the slump in his career the director says, “I have always made one film at a time, be it Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha or No Entry.
After making my last couple of movies I have realised that I am not capable of making more than one film at a time.
I salute people who make multiple films simultaneously. I understood it’s not my cup of tea.” Adding to that he says, “I have now decided that I will make one film at a time and will write my films.”Anees Bazmee
He also admits that most actors agree to work with him because of his background as a writer. “My actors have always told me that they trust me because I am a writer and that I should not get in co-writers.
But since, some time ago, I was working on multiple projects it was not possible. Now I will write one film at a time and move on to make it. I am writing No Entry sequel myself,” he informs.
In the meantime, he agrees his film No Problem had issues. “I admit No Problem was not a good film. However, I won’t agree that Thank You was bad.
The problem with the film was its release date. It started on the same day as IPL and then Anna Hazare More >
If all goes well, the actor will star in the Bhatts’ next, instead of Sanjubaba, who first agreed and then opted out of the film
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 30, 2011)
On January 15, 2011, Mumbai Mirror told you how Sanjay Dutt had agreed to work for the Bhatts’ next project.
And considering Dutt’s relationship with the filmmakers that go back a long way, this piece of news did not come so much as a surprise.
However, what did surprise or rather shock us was when Dutt opted out of the project, citing scheduling issues (Mumbai Mirror, April 20). Ever since then, the Bhatts and director Kunal Deshmukh have been on the look out for a prospective replacement.
Now we hear that Vivek Oberoi, who does not share a very good relationship with Dutt, is being considered for the same.
Though nothing is concrete yet, Oberoi has already been narrated the script a couple of days ago. Our source told us, “Since Dutt had some date issues and is no longer a part of the film, the Bhatts had no other option but to look for a replacement. They are keen to have Vivek on-board.”
When contacted, Mahesh Bhatt confirmed, “Vivek has met up with Mukesh and Kunal. He has been narrated the script. However, all of us have to mutually agree. Till then, it will be premature to say that Vivek is on-board. In our business, there is much between a cup and the lip.
This has happened to us Sanjay Dutt didn’t work out. But yes, Vivek had expressed his desire to be a part of the film and More >
MM.com has a chat with item girl Yaana Gupta about her latest item song ‘Laila Main Laila’Varun Vazir | MM Online Bureau (April 30, 2011)
Yaana Gupta, who is often in the news for various controversies, denies rumors about her relationship with Salman Khan (Jhalak Dikhhla jaa 4 co-star) and offer from a magazine to pose nude.
Yaana will be seen in her latest item song ‘Laila Main Laila’ from the film Chalo Dilli (which released on Friday). She also happens to replace Bipasha Basu in an item song from the film Murder 2. Excerpts:
Your latest item song ‘Laila Main Laila’ is making listeners groove. How does it feel to be back?
I feel very excited about it and I am grooving myself.
What do you think of the original song? Which one do you find better?
I am attached to the new one as I am a part of it. The original song has obviously been a hit in the past and I am happy that I got an opportunity to be associated with such a classic song.
Amongst ‘Munni’ and ‘Sheila’, which one is your favorite?
Munni is my favorite. I prefer its music.
How do you rate yourself as an item girl?
I wouldn’t try to rate myself but improve and become better each time.
Do you want to continue to have the tag of an item girl?
I don’t mind.
You are in the news more often for the controversies rather than work. Does it help in getting work?
I don’t think it helps in getting work, but what does help getting work is being Professional, talented and that is what I focus on.
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Even Rajinikanth can have a bad day. The actor felt uneasy on the sets of his new film Rana, was rushed for medical attention
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 30, 2011)
Rajinikanth can make everything right. But what happens when the superstar himself isn’t feeling too well? Shooting with his Rana leading lady Deepika Padukone, yesterday afternoon, Rajini complained of uneasiness and was rushed to Isabella hospital in Chennai.
The day started off fine. After finishing one shot for the mahurat, the 61-year-old actor started feeling a little uneasy. A source close to the film told Mumbai Mirror, “Rajini Sir came to the mahurat on time. But he looked pretty off colour.
He had been unwell since the past two-three days. After some time, he said that he was feeling very uneasy. He was rushed to the hospital. We don’t know who went with him and who didn’t but his wife Lata was with him for sure. In fact, she had come with him for the mahurat.”
However, even the hospital couldn’t hold back India’s original superhero for too long. The actor who was suffering from dehydration was given an intravenous drip, before he was discharged around 6.30 pm confirmed a hospital official. “Chennai mein bahut garmi thi, iski vajah se hua hoga. We were shooting at AVM Studio when this happened around 2 pm,” said our source.
The actor has been strictly advised bed rest for the next few days. Putting up a brave front, the source from the unit added, “Tomorrow, we More >
Deepali S Dhingra (BOMBAY TIMES; April 30, 2011)
“Rukhsar’s surprising me even after five years!” laughs film director Faruk Kabir. And the surprise stems from the director-actor’s observation of his wife during the rehearsals for their play. The real-life couple are making their stage debut with Falsafa and Faruk says Rukhsar, who’s a film actress, was a revelation for him. “I’ve worked with her in my film Allah Ke Banday but that was a very small role. On stage, I realised she has so much voice-modulation,” he says. But the comfort level while acting together was something they acquired after a few rehearsals. “Initially, we would burst into laughter every time we said our dialogues, but with time, we got the hang of it,” adds Rukhsar.
Talking about making her debut on stage, the actress continues, “I wanted to do stage since long, but was just waiting for like-minded people to work with. When director Pawan Uttam approached me, I realised this is a team I am comfortable with. My character is beautifully etched in the story.” The play, that also stars Sumeet Vyas, Abir Abrar, Imran Rasheed, BM Vyas and others, is a love story as well as a satire on society. “Initially, only Rukhsar was approached, but then they thought it would be interesting to include me in the play,” he says. Faruk adds that he would be involved in the writing process of future plays as well. “I’m writing a comic screenplay for a film, which I intend to show first as a play, in More >