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Himesh Reshammiya marks his international debut in French director Christopher Lenoir’s film A* Is Killed, based on Michael Jackson’s death
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 14, 2011)
Recently there was a buzz in the industry that Himesh Reshammiya was about to embark on an international debut.
Well, Reshammiya has not only signed and sealed the international deal with French director Christopher Lenoir, but has also completed shooting for the movie.
The film, called A* Is Killed, which is reportedly based on the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, will feature Reshammiya essaying the character of Sidharth Patel.
Our source tells us, “The makers of the film have come up with a unique strategy and have just released the promo of the film on the web. In the promo of A* Is Killed, the mysterious circumstances leading to the death of a superstar has an uncanny resemblance to Michael Jackson’s death. Himesh has already shot for the film.
He was selected by producers ARI Films and director Christopher Lenoir, who felt that he would best suit the part of Sidharth Patel, the only Indian actor in the film.
Himesh’s character, Sidharth, is an Indian musician mesmerized by the superstar.”
The source adds, “While everyone thought that Himesh is down and out, he has now surprised everyone with a film, which is sure to make headlines all over, especially in India due to its controversial subject.” Despite repeated attempts to contact Christopher Lenoir and More >
The actor was rushed to hospital after he suffered three cardiac arrests in quick succession. Apparently, medical negligence prior to a liposuction surgery triggered the seizures
Kunal M Shah and Lata Mishra (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 11, 2011) 21 June 1963—10 January 2011
Versatile actor Vivek Shauq is no more. The 47-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday morning. Shauq has worked in over 50 films and is survived by his wife and three children.
Fondly remembered as Jaspal Bhatti’s other half in shows like Ulta Pulta and Flop Show, Shauq appeared in several films and received critical praise for playing Sunny Deol’s friend in Gadar-Ek Prem Katha (2001).
Actor Rana Jung Bahadur, who was also Shauq’s neighbour, said, “As per the information I have got, he died of a heart attack. He had gone to Thane for some minor thing, as he knew someone there. The news is shocking.”
This “minor thing” was in fact a liposuction surgery, which triggered a cardiac arrest and caused Shauq’s death. Dr. Vijay Surase, a cardiologist at Jupiter Hospital, said, “His medical history shows that in 2003 he underwent a major angioplasty operation and three stents were put in his heart. He was prescribed blood-thinning medicines called Aspirin and Clopidogrel. But he discontinued them prior to his liposuction operation.”
Shauq was brought to Jupiter hospital on January 3 after he suffered three cardiac arrests. “His heart had already stopped functioning. Three More >
Following a suspected cardiac arrest, RP Chhiba has been admitted to a hospital in New Delhi
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 17, 2010)
Shah Rukh Khan’s father-in-law, RP Chhiba was hospitalised at a Delhi hospital after a suspected heart attack. Both Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan are in Delhi at present to be by his side.
A reliable source, close to the Khan family, confirmed this. “Shah Rukh Khan’s father-in-law was immediately admitted to a hospital in Delhi. His condition was critical when he was taken to the hospital,” said the source.
Shah Rukh and Gauri met in Delhi for the first time and went on to marry each other. Since then, Shah Rukh has been very close to his father-in-law. Obviously, this recent incident has come as quite a heavy blow to SRK’s sentiments. Needless to say that Gauri too is very distressed about her father’s health.
However, thankfully, Gauri’s father’s condition is reportedly better now. “Mr Chhiba is recovering. Both Shah Rukh and Gauri are there with him in Delhi,” adds the source.
It was not long ago that Bobby Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan’s close friend and CEO of Red Chillies, was hospitalised. This must be a sensitive time for the superstar. Shah Rukh Khan’s secretary didn’t revert to our calls and texts. We wish his father-in-law a speedy recovery.
Is Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai about him or not? Read this life-sketch of the legendary smuggler and check for yourself
Deeptiman Tiwary and Abhijit Sathe (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 23, 2010)
For Bollywood scriptwriters who tend to seek inspiration from the underworld, Haji Mastan would be hard to resist. Movies like Deewar and Mukkadar Ka Sikandar were loosely based on the life of this smuggler.
As Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai is all set to release next week – with a disclaimer as directed by court - we put together the stories from the life behind the legend.
Contrary to his eulogised figure in movies, Mastan was no dreaded don or gangster. He had never killed a man or shot a bullet in his entire life. He was merely a smuggler with money and connections. What turned him into our Don Corleone was his penchant for exhibition - of power in Robin Hood style and of luxury in the company of the glamour world.Haji Mastan with Sona, a starlet he fancied, financed movies for and later married
Haji Mastan was born Mastan Haider Mirza on March 1, 1926 in Panaikulam village near Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.
His father, an impoverished farmer, migrated to Mumbai with Mastan in 1934. They ran a small cycle-repair shop near Crawford Market that barely fed the family.
As Mastan toiled through the day at the shop, Mumbai’s cruel wealth whizzed past him in luxury cars and beamed through the posters of art-deco film theatres. No wonder, he started nursing More >
Meena Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 20, 2010)
“I’m not afraid of death. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.’’ —Woody Allen. B-4, Flat 48, Greenfields, Andheri East, a pokey little flat in a nondescript society was the address of international award winning actor Nirmal Pandey (Bandit Queen, Daayraa, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin, Train to Pakistan) until his untimely demise on February 18, 2010. Like his address, his fate under the arc lights too didn’t change in the last 15 years.
The National School of Drama alumni, who was born in Nainital in 1962, is one of those countless actors who came to Mumbai in the early ‘90s to find his place in the sun. And though he got his 15 minutes of fame, he never could quite crack the Bollywood code – a fact that left him disillusioned till the end.
On February 19, an ambulance (bedecked with red roses) bearing the registration MH-10 2530 carried the dead actor to the crematorium in Oshiwara. A cloth banner that said ‘Nirmal Pandey Amar Rahe’ attempted to show reverence to his fame. With the exception of his immediate family; and two lesser-known actors Girija Prasad and Ramesh Goyal, a handful of anonymous B-town types followed the body on bikes.
A lone cameraman captured the actor’s last journey; and even the two policemen on duty at Cooper Hospital, seemed indifferent. They had no crowds to man, no road to cordon off. No paparazzi turned up to capture this funeral; nor were there any grieving crowds to suggest that a famous More >
// // // Filmmaker Tahir Hussain, Aamir Khan’s father, passed away early yesterday morning following a massive cardiac arrest at his Bandra residence. He was in his early 70s. Aamir and his wife Kiran Rao were holidaying in Los Angeles when they heard about Hussain’s sudden death. They are on their way back to Mumbai and are expected to be here by today evening for the funeral.
Hussain started his career as an assistant director with Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Dil Deke Dekho in the late ‘50s. He went on to be the production executive in Teesri Manzil, Jab Pyar Kisise Se Hota Hai and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon. He started as an independent producer with the blockbuster Caravan starring Jeetendra and Asha Parekh. After Caravan he went on to produce several successful films, Anamika, Zakhmee, Locket, and Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke among many others.From (L): Aamir Khan, Tahir Hussain
His last film as a producer was Madhosh (1994), his son Faisal Khan’s debut film as an actor, which failed at the box-office. Hussain had directed the film Tum Mere Ho with Aamir and Juhi Chawla in lead roles.
He had also produced Dil Dhoondta Hai in 1999 but the film still remains unreleased.
Hussain is survived by his first wife Zeenat, second wife Shehnaz and four children Aamir, Faisal, Farhat and Nikhat.Caravan Aamir’s More >
Aamir Khan and (right) Tahir Hussain
Filmmaker dad Tahir Hussain passes away…
MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; February 3, 2010)
Filmmaker Tahir Hussain, more wellknown as Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s father, passed away yesterday morning. Tahir produced movies like Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai(1961) Pyar Ka Mausam(1969) and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke(1993) and also went on to direct Tum Mere Ho with his son Aamir. He was the brother of the renowned filmmaker Nasir Hussain along with whom he was closely associated in the early part of his life and career. Tahir and his wife Zeenat lived in Pune. However, he frequented his son Aamir’s home in Mumbai and it was there that he suffered a cardiac arrest. Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao Khan are in Los Angeles. A shocked Aamir couldn’t get himself to say anything. Kiran and he were making immediate arrangements to take a flight to Mumbai via Hong Kong. Aamir will arrive in Mumbai today after which the last rites will be performed.
Faisal Khan, Aamir’s younger brother also lives in the same apartment complex and will be present for the burial, as will his sisters. On January 18, before Aamir flew to attend the Sundance Festival for a showing of his film Peepli Live, the actor and his wife had a special lunch with Tahir and Zeenat.
Tahir, dressed in a white kurta-pyjama, was actually looking relaxed and was concerned that his wife who had gone for a routine check up was delayed for lunch. Aamir even invited him for a More >
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Aamir Khan’s father — filmmaker-writer Tahir Hussain — passed away this morning following a cardiac arrest at Aamir’s Bandra residence, in the suburban area of Mumbai.
He had a massive heart attack. Aamir and Kiran, who are in Los Angeles, are flying back. The funeral is likely to be held tomorrow evening,’ sources said.Tahir is best known as the producer of blockbusters like Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Zakhmee (1975), Anamika (1973) and Caravan (1973). He had also directed Aamir and Juhi Chawla in his only directorial outing, Tum Mere Ho in 1990.
Not many know that he had acted in a couple of films like Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai, and Pyar Ka Mausam.
Tahir Hussain started his film career in 1957 as an assistant director to his brother Nasir in films like Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Dil Deke Dekho.
He is survived by his wife Zeenat, sons Aamir and Faisal and daughters Farhat and Nikhat.
Aamir, who is in the US with wife Kiran Rao to attend the Sundance Film Festival where his film Peepli Live was premiered, is expected to arrive by tomorrow.
Kannada matinee idol Vishnuvardhan, passed away of cardiac arrest yesterdayBy S Shyam Prasad \ Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 31, 2009)
At the age of 22, H N Sampath Kumar was rechristened Vishnuvardhan by legendary director Puttanna Kanagala and he had fame and popularity literally seeking him out overnight. The Mysore-born actor would often call his entry into films as dynamic and expressed a desire to have a graceful exit. It turned out to be an unexpected exit in the early hours of December 30; and not just from films.
At 59, none of his fans, friends or family expected him to perish. The late actor was suffering from diabetes and had developed cardiac problems during his last days. He is survived by his wife, Bharati and two adopted daughters.
Vishnuvardhan made his film debut with a small role in Vamshavriksha directed by Girish Karnad in 1972. In the same year, he appeared in Puttanna Kanagala’s magnum opus Naagarahaavu, where he played the protagonist Ramachari, which remains a much-liked character to date.
A polyglot who could speak six languages, his life changed when films beckoned him. As Vishnuvardhan would recall later in life, he had neither enthusiasm nor love for films. “I was not a hard worker, but a sincere worker,” he summed up his film career. When his first photograph appeared in Chitradeepa magazine after his film debut, what the young Vishnuvardhan aspired was to be recognised by girls as he walked around Gandhi Bazaar.
At the More >
Asha Parekh has lost two of her co-stars in two days. First, it was a little-known actress-producer Chandrakala who worked with Asha in Nasir Husain’s Teesri Manzil (1966). She passed away all of a sudden on December 4 due to a massive heart attack. Besides doing bit roles Chandrakala had also produced films like Pyar Hi Pyar (1969) starring Dharmendra and Vyjanthimala and the Rajesh Khanna starrer Anand (1971).Asha Parekh
Yesterday, Bina Rai passed away. Best known for her roles in films like Anarkali and Taj Mahal, the 78-year-old actress passed away due to a cardiac arrest.
Talking about the demise of Bina, Asha says, “It happened all of a sudden. I wasn’t even in town. We worked together in one of her best films Ghunghat in 1960 for which she won a Filmfare award. She played Bharat Bhushan’s wife and she was fabulous.”
While working in Ghunghat, Asha was a timid and young supporting actress while Bina Rai was a big star. Talking about her experience of working with the late actress in Ghunghat, Asha says, “Binaji was an introvert. I was the youngest person in the unit. She was my senior and very intimidating. On the sets, she wouldn’t mix around and kept completely to herself. I remember once a co-star was getting a shot repeatedly wrong. The giggler that I am, I kept bursting into giggles. Binaji just stared at me, and then suddenly More >