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It was a close call for filmmaker-turned-actor Rituparno Ghosh.
Recently, while shooting for a screen adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitrangada in Kolkata, Rituparno was seriously injured when a camera fell straight on his forehead. Thankfully, he was shooting in a real hospital with real doctors.
A source explains what transpired, “It was a sequence showing Rituda being wheeled into the operation theatre.
Since Rituda is, for the first time, simultaneously directing and playing the lead, he was on the stretcher giving his shot and instructing the cameraman to take close-ups of his face.
This was when the camera fell on his forehead. There was blood all over his face.”
Rituparno was knocked unconscious.
But after a CT-scan, several tests and some stitches, he was declared out of danger.
By Satish Sundaresan, December 8, 2010 – 17:06 IST
It’s now obvious that all of Bollywood actresses are becoming more and more health savvy, which is apparent from terms like ‘Size Zero’, ‘Am on a diet’, ‘Power Yoga’, ‘Pilates’ etc… After Shilpa Shetty and Bipasha Basu, its now the turn of the gorgeous Lara Dutta, to be educating people the value of fitness and good health through the DVD H.E.A.L.(Health, Exercise And Longevity). Bollywood Hungama exclusively brings to you all the poses that she has shown in the DVD. Over to you, Lara…please ‘HEAL’ our readers:
Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svasana) Calms the nervous system works on overall flexibility and strength.
Chair Pose (Utkasana) Increases heart rate and stimulates the circulatory and metabolic systems.
Warrior 2 (Veerbhadrasana 2) Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles, stimulates abdominal organs and hones the power of concentration.
Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)
This pose is an extension of seated meditation and improves sense of balance also relieves sciatica (backache) and reduces fleet feet.
Camel Pose (Ustrasana) Stretches and opens the entire front side of the torso (chest, abdominal wall, pectoral muscles, front of the shoulders and biceps)
Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) Drains the legs of metabolic waste and allows fresh, oxygenated rich blood to circulate through the head, heart and chest. Also calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
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Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRRROR; October 28, 2010)
The Director Lovely Singh will remember his recent trip to Hyderabad for some good reasons, but more importantly, some very unpleasant ones.
When he landed up on the sets of Golmaal 3 in Hyderabad to meet his friends Kareena Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor, Lovely was oblivious that the two had planned to gang up against him.
Later that day, both Kareena and Tusshar told Lovely that the hotel he was supposed to stay in, was haunted.
That night, minutes before falling asleep, Lovely found two `Nimboos’ on his bed. The next day, he found blood in his toilet. And on the third day he started hearing weird noises, like that of a girl crying.Lovely Singh
Only later did Lovely realise that these were all pranks and that Kareena and Tusshar had planned them.
A petrified Lovely said, “I could not sleep for three nights. Even Ajay Devgn teamed up with Tusshar and Kareena. The worst was when they hid a walkie-talkie behind the AC that made weird noises.” Wait, that’s not been mentioned; are you sure there was a walkie-talkie Lovely?
By Taran Adarsh, October 22, 2010 – 08:28 IST
Welcome to the law of the jungle. Where there’re no rules. Where the life of a human being is not worth a penny. Where goonda raj reins supreme. Where men are butchered and women abducted and raped. Where the police obey the orders of the goons. Where guns, swords, bombs, knives and sharp weapons are a man’s best friends. Welcome to RAKHT CHARITRA, based on the true story of Paritala Ravi.
Ramgopal Varma is known for dark and gritty cinema and RAKHT CHARITRA is not just the film-maker’s, but also Hindi cinema’s most violent film so far. Be forewarned, RAKHT CHARITRA is not for the lily-livered. Nor is it for those who love to visit cineplexes with their families, weekend after weekend, to watch that perfect family film. This one has just one song [not needed, actually], no romance, no comedy/humour, no phoren locations, no good looking faces, no family gatherings and no striking sets that are mandatory for escapist cinema. RGV is a rebel, he likes to make movies he believes in and RAKHT CHARITRA proves it yet again.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Let me add, RAKHT CHARITRA is not one of RGV’s most accomplished works. Perhaps, one of the reasons could be because he’s now churning out gangster and crime-based films with amazing regularity and obviously, there’s not much he can explore due to the limitations of this genre. But, yes, RAKHT CHARITRA has a fascinating story to tell and even if you aren’t acquainted More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 13, 2010 – 15:03 IST
Raveena Tandon – Thadani may have cut down on movies but the actress still continues to make news. The actress will now feature in an eye-catching new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)- India just in time for Lakme Fashion Week which will be held in Mumbai from 17-21 September. The ad shows the actress wearing a slinky outfit that resembles snakeskin while she is lying in a pool of ‘blood’ under the words, ‘Wearing Exotic Skins Kills. Leave Wildlife Out of Your Wardrobe’. While her outfit has been designed by Karishma Trehan, the ad was shot by Avinash Gowariker.
Speaking about this topic, Raveena said, “Wearing shoes, clothes and other accessories made out of exotic skin is about as cold-blooded as it gets. These days, there’s a wild kingdom of fake snake, mock croc and python leather that pay tribute to the beauty of these animals without making them fashion victims.”
With this, Raveena joins the likes of John Abraham, Pamela Anderson, Sir Paul McCartney and Jackie Chan, who are a few names who have taken part in campaigns of PETA to help animals.
Dharmendra talks about battling booze, making movies and getting fitter
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 10, 2010)
• In your forthcoming film Yat Yamala Pagla Deewana you are working with your sons Sunny and Bobby for the second time after Apne. How is working with family?
With family, there are no ego clashes, no negativity. It always gives you an extra boost, which shows in the final output. After Apne, we were flooded with offers from filmmakers who wanted to cast the three of us. But we were waiting for a good script.
Yamala Pagla Deewana is a comedy, but the backbone is the emotion. Sunny and Bobby play my sons. I play a thug who has separated from my wife (played by Nafisa Joseph) and take Bobby with me. Let’s keep the rest of the story under wraps (smiles).
• You are working with your daughter Esha too in Tell Me O Khuda…
With daughters, you see, I am still a man from the village. Let’s not go there. All said and done, we live for the happiness of our children, don’t we? I felt very tense when I saw her doing so many action scenes. She was hanging from the wing of a plane. I was waiting in my vanity van and I called her. Her phone was off. I called up the director. She was hauled up and assured me that she was fine. When I wasn’t convinced, she said that she has my Jat blood and I should stop worrying about her.
• Does Hema Malini worry about her?
You rarely get such a brave and strong mother like her.
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By Subhash K. Jha, September 4, 2010 – 16:51 IST
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The Sanjay Dutt-Kangna-Irrfan Khan thriller Knock Out is in censor trouble. The trailer has been banned by the censor board for an allegedly derogatory reference by Irrfan Khan to the 1000-rupee note.
Apparently, when someone in a scene wonders aloud why the 1000-rupee note is pink in colour Irrfan retorts, “Because it is created from the blood and sweat of the common man.”
The censor board raised an objection to what they see as a derogatory reference to the Indian currency. Rather than deleting the objectionable reference, the film’s makers have gone with the trailer to the revising committee.
Someone very close to the project says, “Why should the reference to the 1000-rupee note be seen as derogatory? What we’ve said is that politicians build their wealth on the betrayed trust of common people. Isn’t that the truth? Besides in Aashayein we have John Abraham constantly throwing money around, kicking and shoving wads of currency. Why didn’t the censor board object to that?”
Producer Sohail Makhlai confirms that the trailer has been stopped by the Censor Board. “It’s true they object to a dialogue on the 1000-rupee note. We’re now taking the trailer to the revising committee.”
After kicking the butt two months ago, the actor has gifted hookahs to all his smoker friends to avoid passive smoking
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 02, 2010)
Though it’s a bit late for acting on your New Year resolutions, Neil Nitin Mukesh has finally decided to quit smoking. The actor hasn’t smoked a single cigarette for the past two months. And to avoid getting back into the habit of smoking due to peer pressure, Neil has gifted hookahs to his friends.
A friend of Neil’s reveals, “Neil wasn’t a chain smoker but was quite addicted to the habit. Recently when he realised that the levels of nicotine had increased in his blood, the actor immediately decided to quit smoking. It has been more than two months that the actor has given up the habit. Neil has so far managed to live without smoking.”Neil Nitin Mukesh
When asked about the decision to gift hookahs, the friend says, Neil has gifted hookahs to his group of friends who smoke. He has done this to refrain from passive smoking.
He bought around four or five sets of hookahs and gifted them to his close friends who are regular smokers.
This will also help his friends to give up smoking eventually and at the same time will ensure Neil doesn’t even see any cigarettes around him.”
When asked, Neil laughed and said, “Yes I have quit smoking and have bought hookahs for friends so that they don’t smoke near me.”
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Priyanka copes with leeches, lack of connectivity and social life in Coorg as she shoots for Saat Khoon Maaf
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 25, 2010)
No connectivity, no television, no parties – Priyanka Chopra confesses to having no social life while she’s tucked away in the jungles of Coorg, where she has been shooting for the past month for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf. The self-imposed isolation is not all bad though, even if she has to fight off leeches that are merrily feasting on her blood. She is able to read and work on her character as there are no distractions.
After days of attempting to contact Priyanka, we finally able get through to her on a local Coorg number. She says, “This has been my longest innings away from family friends and a social life, unless of course you count the company of the leeches. I haven’t been able to keep in touch with anyone at all except for that one day when I had to fly to Delhi for my grandmother’s funeral.”
Priyanka’s mom recently went to Coorg to spend time with her daughter. “But that was for just a brief while,” she says, “But my three closest friends are expected in Coorg very soon.”
Priyanka has been shooting non-stop. She says, “There is no time to think about anything except work and sleep. And yes, I’ve been reading a lot of books and scripts. Otherwise, I’m totally focused on getting my character right.”
And this time Priyanka has plenty to get right. She says, “In a way, More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, February 1, 2010 – 14:18 IST
He is as ‘reclusive’ as ‘reclusive’ can get. He is the ‘chashmo-chirag’ of the Deol family, who can safely be titled as one of the hottest stars in Bollywood.
We are indeed referring to the suave Abhay Deol, who is on the cover of the February issue of the ‘andpersand’ magazine. Those in the know are aware of the fact that this dude is quite media shy. To which, Abhay admits, “I am media shy. I didn’t depend on the media to promote me. In that sense, I don’t owe them or anyone anything. I arrived upon success solely by myself.” Talking about films, he says, “I like films where I can relate to the characters- where I find them to be all flesh and flesh and blood, tangible and real.” For those who felt that being a Deol had everything carved out for him and that Bollywood was a cakewalk for this man, he answers, “The Deol tag meant that people expected me to be in a certain way, to live up to a certain standard. So, it kind of worked for me and against me, at the same time.” And this one is for those who ‘question’ about him not being ‘carved’ out for the quintessential Bolly hero, “I know I am not cut out to play a filmi hero. I don’t look like a hero.” Some confession that, Abhay!
All this and much more, in the latest edition of ‘andpersand’.
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