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BOMBAY TIMES (January 23, 2011)
Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi that’s releasing worldwide on February 4 is a fun, racy, zany thriller with its fair share of lip-locks. Yup in YSZ, Delhi boy Arunoday Singh plays a simple-minded crook called Kuldeep, whose approach to love is straightforward. He loves his girl (Aditi Rao Hydari) and he believes that the best way to shut her up every time they have a fight is to kiss her on the lips. That way there is no scope for any argument, he feels. One of his lines in the film is, “Shaadi ki thi Sridevi se, nikli Phoolan Devi.” So, driven by passion for his girl is Kuldeep, that he is ever ready to lock lips with her, be it in a rickshaw, public place, their bedroom or their kitchen. And the intensity of the kiss can’t be measured because it comes naturally to him. Sudhir Mishra, who has directed this romantic thriller, says, “I find it very odd when physicality in a romantic relationship is depicted coyly, or people seem almost apologetic about it, hurrying through it!” Arunoday and Aditi — the young lovers of Yeh Saali Zindagi — seem to know how to savour their on-screen lip-locks. They will vouch for it.
An aspiring actor and director Onir of My Brother Nikhil fame in a face-off over an intimate encounter that brings the industry’s taboo subject out in the open
Bharati Dubey (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 15, 2011)
One of the seldom-discussed aspects of the film industry’s casting couch syndrome is the exploitation of young men by a clique of powerful men who are gay. But in a first, an aspiring young actor, who recently acted in a film based on the theme of homosexual love, has alleged that he was molested by film director Onir.
It’s a charge the director forcefully denies, giving compelling reasons to suggest that his encounter with the actor was by mutual consent.
However, the nature of this public allegation has created a stir in scandal-saturated Bollywood. Largely this is due to Onir’s reputation as a filmmaker of sensitive films like My Brother Nikhil, Bas Ek Pal and Sorry Bhai. He is also one of the few directors who are out in an industry that is surprisingly coy on the subject.
Ranged against him is a 28-year-old struggling actor Yuvraj Parashar from Agra. Parashar got his break in a recently-released film Dunno Y Naa Jaane Kyun which strangely featured the likes of Zeenat Aman and had Lata Mangeshkar warbling its title song, Dunnowhy…naajaanekuuu. Indeed! The film was a box-office fiasco.Film director Onir; (right) aspiring actor Yuvraj Parashar
Undaunted by that Parashar decided to show his work to directors like Onir and More >
Beating her earlier record of shooting LSD in a month, the producer’s next, Ragini MMS, is being shot in a record schedule of 20 days
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 30, 2010)
While her last film Love Sex Aur Dhokha was shot in nearly a month, Ekta Kapoor’s next Ragini MMS, a paranormal film based on a true story, is even quicker.
Apparently the film is being shot in a record time of 20 days and is ninety per cent complete. The film stars Raj Kumar Yadav of LSD fame and Kainaaz Motiwala of Wake Up Sid fame in the lead pair.
The film is co-produced by Ekta’s Alt Entertainment and I Rock Films
Ekta confirms, “The story is based on a real life couple’s experience. We already had 50 per cent of the material and we added another half to make it more entertaining. So films like this should take 20 days max. By January 5, we will be done.”
Was it easy to wrap up so fast because of no stars involved? “You can say that. We took a decision of taking a new guy and a new girl because we wanted to make the film in a very raw manner.
We wanted the couple to look as real as possible, I mean the kind of conversation they have in their bedroom. Imagine Paranormal Activity having Kate Winslet. It would have never worked.” Ekta adds.
Giving credit to her team and co-producer for the speedy shooting Ekta says, “The director, the producer Sid Jain, and the team from our side were very clear what they wanted to do. Such films are made for smaller audiences so More >
In the build-up to her first movie, director Kiran Rao talks about being a star wife and birthing Dhobi Ghat
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 21, 2010)
Her directorial debut got a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Indian release is two months away. In her office in Khar, Kiran Rao is smiling from ear to ear. So far, shehas only been a quirky accessory to a famous actor. Now is the time to step out of the wings.
Did you always want to be a part of this industry?
I loved acting in school, but there was no connect with films. We weren’t allowed to see too many. I was in drama clubs and liked to write. These two hobbies connected by the time I finished college. By then, I had developed an interest in photography and felt that I should do something with images. I decided to do Masters in Mass Communications to gain direction. There it started to crystallise that my hobbies were art forms which collaged to make cinema.
I needed to know people, so I started working in commercials. Along the way, my friend Reema Kagti asked if I wanted assist the director on Lagaan.
How did Dhobi Ghat happen?
I wanted to direct a representative of who I am, which helps me find my artistic voice. I started writing it in 2005. Simultaneously, I was working as an associate producer with AK Films. It was quite a journey before I was happy with my script. I didn’t have a preconceived idea, but as it flowed and I shared it More >
// // // For years now, Anupam Kher, wife Kirron and their son Sikander, have been living in Gigi Apartments in Juhu. A very fancy building, the property was developed by ace-screen villain of the 1980s Ranjit, who earlier owned a palatial bungalow on the same plot.
The apartment was done up very tastefully by Kirron Kher. In fact, Kirron has always been a very house-proud person and taken personal interest in everything that went into the interiors, right from the silver artefacts to the silk cushions.Anupam, Sikander and Kirron Kher
So it came as a little bit of a shock when a neighbourhood source recently mentioned the Khers no longer lived in the building and have moved out to another address in Juhu – allegedly because they wanted a home that would prove luckier for their son Sikander.
Sikander made his acting debut in Sanjay Gupta’s Woodstock Villa (2008), but his career hasn’t exactly taken off.
Incidentally, Gigi Apartments has proved quite ‘lucky’ for both Anupam and Kirron. Living there, Anupam has not only landed some of the best roles in Bollywood, he also got an international break with Hollywood biggie Woody Allen. Even Kirron’s acting career has been scaling heights, what with her being highly appreciated in big films like More >
Mumbai: Three-and-a-half months after he was arrested for allegedly raping his maid in his own bedroom, actor Shiney Ahuja won bail from the Bombay high court on Thursday after his lawyer argued that there were inconsistencies in the rape complaint. He was, however, asked to leave Mumbai and stay in Delhi until he is required for the trial.
The 36-year-old actor’s jail stay will not end for at least another day. As the court order and the subsequent paperwork was not complete by the end of office hours and thanks to the holiday for Gandhi Jayanti on Friday, Shiney will finally step of Arthur Road jail only on Saturday, said his lawyers.
Apart from setting a bail amount of Rs 50,000 and a surety of the same amount, Justice A P Deshpande said the actor should surrender his passport and warned him against offering inducement to witnesses, directly or indirectly, and tampering with evidence.