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Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 5, 2013)
The last time he directed a film was Chance Pe Dance in 2010. Now Ken Ghosh is fast prepping up to don the director’s hat with his yet-untitled film.
Recently, Ghosh finalised Arshad Warsi and R Madhavan as his leading men. The latest is he has cast Aditi Rao Hydari as the heroine in his film.
A source close to the project told Mirror, “Ever since London Paris New York, Ghosh wanted to work with Aditi; her histrionics impressed him. Aditi too agreed to do the film.”
Produced by Shyam Bajaj, Ghosh’s film is a rustic comedy. Aditi and Ghosh were unavailable for comment.
What went wrong with the actor who had everything going for him? Mirror investigates
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 24, 2012)
Shahid Kapoor, who began as a background dancer in Taal, has had his share of both controversies and accolades. Good looking and talented, Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azim’s son could have easily consolidated his position on the top of the pile after Vivah, Jab We Met and Kaminey. But quite inexplicably, 31-year-old actor has been throwing it all away, as if willingly stepping aside for the younger actors to surge ahead.
Hailed by critics as an actor who leaves an ‘indelible impression’ on the audience, Shahid has earned the reputation of being ‘arrogant’ and ‘difficult’ with a string of career decisions that have baffled even his staunchest critics, and ticked off some of his closest allies. Not to mention the half-a-dozen flops since Kaminey.
There are whispers of Shahid’s ‘unprofessionalism’. Filmmakers who approach him with new projects, complain that he likes to keep them on tenterhooks.
Apparently, Shahid made Balaji Motion Pictures wait for two months before telling them that he was not interested in playing Chhota Rajan’s character in the sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. Imran Khan moved in for the kill. Shahid also lost out to Hrithik Roshan for Siddharth Anand’s remake of Tom Cruise-starrer Knight & Day.
A source close to Shahid’s former best friend Ken Ghosh, who made Ishq Vishk, Fida and Chance Pe Dance with him, adds: More >
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 24, 2012)
Mirror caught up with Shahid Kapoor in Mysore, where he is shooting for Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero. Excerpts from the interview in which we grilled him on the controversies dogging him:
Did you lose out on the YRF film because you turned up for a puja in a pair of shorts? Do you really think YRF films get cancelled because of shorts? Have I not attended enough pujas in my life to know what not to wear? I waited eight months for Maneesh Sharma’s film after committing to it. First it was inclement weather. Then, Maneesh had a slip disc. And finally, I was told he needed time to finalise the script. Imagine an actor wasting eight months of his life for a film. Post Mausam, I was offered 18 films. The fate of Mausam at the BO was a personal injury.
Did you also refuse to attend reading sessions and rehearsals? Ridiculous. Why will I wait for eight months and not follow my director’s vision?
They say ‘Shahid is fickle minded’. You refused Punit Malhotra’s film because you wanted changes. You were also replaced in Milan Luthria’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again. I am not fickle minded. I had never committed to both the films. I would love to work with Milan, but the film never reached the narration stage. Karan and I have been in talks, but nothing has materialised.
Do you think you made some blunders? Some of my films didn’t do well. Obviously those choices were not correct. But I don’t fear failures anymore. More >
Priyanka Dasgupta (BOMBAY TIMES; June 6, 2012)
It’s a 10-minute long film based on a fictional rendering of one of India’s biggest contemporary problems. Titled The K File, the film has been directed by Mumbai-based Oorvazi Irani and scripted by author Farrukh Dhondy. It highlights the dilemma faced by the Indian prime minister and the home minister over the trial of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist whose group held the city hostage in November 2008. That perhaps is the reason why the film is now a talking point in cyberland.
Sanjay Nath (who has acted in Paathshaala and Chance Pe Dance) plays the terrorist, while Gujarati stage actor Tushar Ishwar essays the role of the home minister. Ask Farrukh — who was associated with Shekhar Kapur’s The Bandit Queen and also wrote Ketan Mehta’s The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey — why he penned such a controversial film and he says, “I was asked for a current story by the director. I was reading a newspaper and came up with this idea. In my opinion, Kasab is a tool in the hands of Islamist terror groups.”
The protagonist in the movie goes by the name of Asab. This is because “the lawyer asked us to call him Asab as the text is separate from the film itself. There might still be some contempt involved,” explains Farrukh.
What’s interesting is the way the story unfolds, from Asab wanting mutton biryani as his last wish to the final scene that resolves around the dilemma in a rather quirky fashion.
But Bollywood is still celebrating!
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; May 4, 2011)
It is ironical that Bollywood sees mirth in gloom. Of the 67 odd films (including the dubbed ones) that released, only six made an impact at the box office. That is a meagre 10 per cent ratio. However, Bollywood trade pundits say that the first four months of 2011 have definitely been more lucrative than the corresponding period in 2010. And that is the reason why even cynics are smiling, not scowling.
Better than 2010 The January to April 2010 period saw major turkeys like Shahid Kapoor’s Chance Pe Dance, Priyanka Chopra’s Pyaar Impossible, Amitabh Bachchan’s Teen Patti and Abhay Deol’s Road Movie to mention a few. “This year we have been lucky,” says Vajir Singh, Editor of trade journal Box Office India. “First we broke the January jinx with No One Killed Jessica and the huge hit in Yamla Pagla Deewana. Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji and Dhobi Ghat sailed through. In the World Cup season too we managed to have a runaway hit in Tanu Weds Manu.
Hits versus flops Trade analyst Taran Adarsh (Bollywood Hungama) agrees that the producers did fear the ides of March; this month didn’t have any significant release but April brought some relief in Faltu that opened well. Taran also adds that 2011 most certainly brought a smile on the faces of some distributors. “While the number of flops far outnumbered the hits, the important thing to note is that the dark horses worked. More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 28, 2011 – 09:15 IST
Best Film Dabangg Golmaal 3 Ishqiya My Name Is Khan Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Raajneeti Udaan
Best Director Abhishek Chaubey – Ishqiya Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan Milan Luthria – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Prakash Jha – Raajneeti Rohit Shetty – Golmaal 3 Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Guzaarish Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Best Actor In A Lead Role – Male Ajay Devgn – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish Ranbir Kapoor -Raajneeti Rishi Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar Salman Khan – Dabangg Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan Vivek Oberoi – Rakht Charitra
Best Actor In A Lead Role – Female Aishwarya Rai- Bachchan – Guzaarish Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Kajol – My Name Is Khan Kareena Kapoor – Golmaal 3 Katrina Kaif – Raajneeti Neetu Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar Vidya Balan – Ishqiya
Best Break- Out Film Allah Ke Banday – Faruk Kabir / Ravi Walia Do Dooni Chaar – Habib Faizal / Arindam Chaudhuri Love Sex Aur Dhokha – Dibakar Banerjee / Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Pria Sreedharan Peepli Live – Anusha Rizvi- Mahmood Farooqui / Aamir Khan Phas Gaya Re Obama – Subhash Kapoor / Ashok Pandey Tere Bin Laden – Abhishek Sharma / Pooja Shetty Deora, Aarti Shetty Udaan – Vikramaditya Motwane / Anurag Kashyap
Most Promising Fresh Face – Male Herry Tangdi – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Omkar Das Manikpuri – Peepli Live Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden Rajat Barmecha – Udaan Rajkumar Yadav – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Ranveer More >
The actor should be a happy and proud man on his birthday, today. But what about the others?
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; December 27, 2010)
As Salman Khan brings in his 45th birthday today, he has enough reason to yell from the rooftop of Galaxy Apartments. The year clearly belongs to him. His detractors may argue that he doesn’t have Aamir Khan’s acting skills or Shah Rukh Khan’s charisma. However, the youngest of the Khan-triumvirate has proved that he has superstar power in abundance.
Not only did he hit a purple patch with Dabangg, the highest grosser of 2010, he also won hearts with his role as the anchor of Big Boss Season 4. His Being Human work also won him more brownie points than all of Bollywood’s muscle men combined.
Trade consultant Amod Mehra says, “This year will see a total of 237 Hindi movies (including dubbed ones) release till December 31. And, the only two genuine super hits are Dabangg and Golmaal 3. Tees Maar Khan (TMK) is just four days old, so I’m not even including its figures in this analysis. But, honestly, this year if you ask me Khaano mein Khan kaun hai, I would reply Salman Khan. He did have a flop in Veer but he made up lost ground with Dabangg in a major way. He has left his contemporaries gasping for breath because right now he has a superb lead.’’ Analysing the year so far, trade sources say that besides the fact that Salman and Ajay Devgn (Golmaal 3, Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai) had golden More >
Rati Agnihotri’s son, Tanuj Virmani, will make his Bollywood debut in Joe Rajan’s film, Luv U Soniyo
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 06, 2010) Tanuj Virmani
It seems to be an ideal year for star kids to be making their Bollywood debuts and Rati Agnihotri’s son Tanuj Virmani is next in line.
Tanuj will act in debutante Joe Rajan’s film, Luv U Soniyo. Earlier, Tanuj was scheduled to make his debut with Ravi Chopra’s film Purani Jeans but he opted out of it. The actor clarified, “I always wanted to make my debut with someone who I am comfortable with.
Ever since he narrated the script to me and made me listen to his songs, I knew that I have to be a part of this film. When he narrates something I can visualise what he is saying. I have found the right chord with this film.”
Was Purani Jeans about discord then? Tanuj added, “I had signed that film but unfortunately it is not happening right now due to Raviji’s health. Its been shelved for the time being and God willing, I will again be a part of it.”
Finally, talking about being compared to his mother, he said, “It is like a double edged sword. My upbringing has been non-filmi.Joe Ranjan
I was never interested in films until a few years ago, when I worked as an assistant director (Aao Wish Karein and Chance Pe Dance).
After that I decided to be an actor. I am just 22 years old and I don’t think too much about being compared with my mother.”
Leave the thinking to the others, More >
By Taran Adarsh, October 5, 2010 – 08:40 IST
Star kids are embraced warmly by the film industry. The new star kid on the block is Tanuj Virwani, son of actress Rati Agnihotri. Reportedly, the youngster assisted a number of directors in the past and is being groomed to be an actor. “That’s true,” Rati confirms, “Tanuj has assisted Ken Ghosh [CHANCE PE DANCE] and Glen Barretto [AAO WISH KAREIN]. He’s even written, directed, scripted, edited and acted in three short films.”
Tanuj polished his acting skills from Kishore Namit Kapoor and he made three short films in case film-makers want to see how he looks on screen and also acts. “Each short film is of 15-20 minutes duration,” Tanuj reveals. The youngster adds that he’s not looking for a conventional launch. “There have been offers, but I don’t want to take rash decisions. The script has to be good, that’s more important,” he states.
Look forward to Tanuj take his first step as a lead man.
The actor, who is in Scotland, chose to watch Hollywood flick Knight and Day instead of Milenge Milenge that stars his former girlfriend Kareena Kapoor
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 13, 2010)
While Bebo fussed over the line “They’re back together”, which Boney Kapoor used to promote Milenge Milenge, Shahid chose to go a step further. Much like an adult trying to dissociate with his embarrassing teen boy-next-door look, Shahid chose to overlook the release of the film in Scotland, while he was there shooting for his father Pankaj Kapur’s Mausam.
It’s a classic case of a now A-list actor disowning a film at the last moment. And when that film stars your ex-girlfriend, the problem gets even more grave.
We hear Shahid chose not to watch Milenge Milenge when it released in Scotland. Interestingly, Shahid went to watch the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day, which released on the same day. (Maybe Boney Kapoor should plan an action film with Bebo and Shahid the next time?)
Shahid happens to be a big fan of Tom Cruise’s films and was waiting for this one eagerly. But missing your own film for one that is likely to stay in theatres for a while? The irony gets better. Milenge Milenge was running at a theatre next to the one that was screening Knight and Day.
A source reveals, “Shahid was most disinterested with the release of this old film of his. This movie was stuck in the pipeline for a long time before it finally released More >