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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, March 24, 2011 – 10:35 IST
That Shahid Kapoor is a name to reckon with in Bollywood today is a well known fact. The same has been reaffirmed by millions of his fan following globally!
In a unique research, Bling in order to find the right brand fit for their celebrities, had commissioned a nation-wide consumer research on Shahid Kapoor. The research, conducted by Synovate India, threw up some interesting consumer insights on Shahid. While he is widely known for his cute looks and great dancing skills, his brief foray into the action genre with Kaminey was very well-received. And the results were more shocking than expected! Consumers in the metros felt that he lends his energy easily to action roles. While he has a great physique, he is not traditionally beefy, which make his action sequences very relatable. On the other hand, the consumers in mini-metros like Lucknow and Ludhiana suggested that with him maturing in age and roles, he could easily take up more action-packed roles. Even the Southern Indian consumers, who look for a complete hero, felt that he fits the bill as he could pull off romantic as well as action roles, to go with his great dancing skills.
When it’s Shahid, can women be far behind! Well, so, here’s what the women folks had to say. Women, across geographies and age-groups, felt that action roles add a lot of zing to his already-sexy image. With such a high recall of his portrayal of Charlie in More >
After mending fences with the director, Shahid has been frequenting his Lokhandwala office to convince him to make a sequel
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 30, 2010)
If all goes well, Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj will team up again for the sequel of their much-acclaimed Kaminey. Earlier, this newspaper had reported that the actor and the director, who had parted ways during the making of Kaminey, have now patched up.
The latest on that patch up is that Shahid is now wooing Vishal to make the sequel of Kaminey with him in the lead role.
A source close to the actor said, “Shahid’s double role in Kaminey as the feisty Charlie and the soft-spoken Guddu was lauded by many. The actor has been sending the director feelers, so that he casts him in Kaminey 2.”
Apparently, post his patch up with the director, Shahid has been frequenting Vishal’s Lokhandwala office. He is making frequent visits to Vishal’s office and urging him to make the sequel of Kaminey. The actor strongly feels that the film is now a brand and has a lot of potential for a sequel.
The source added, “Though Vishal is excited about making the sequel, he is taking his time to make a clear decision on it, as he is currently busy with the post-production work of Saat Khoon Maaf, starring Priyanka Chopra as well as the pre-production work on his next project with Ekta Kapoor starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone.”
But the director’s commitment to Shahid stays strong More >
Days after Katrina chose to walk out of the film, Bobby Deol has joined the cast of Abbas Mustan’s The Italian Job. As of now, the cast includes Abhishek Bachchan, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Omi Vaidya.
Incidentally, this will be Bobby’s fifth film with Abbas-Mustan after Soldier, Ajnabee, Humraaz and Naqaab.Bobby Deol
When contacted, Mustan of Abbas-Mustan said, “Yes Bobby plays one of the most integral parts. In the film, Abhishek plays Charlie who forms a team of five people and Bobby is one of the lead characters.
He plays an illusionist and that’s why Abhishek’s character is keen to have him in his team.” Apparently, Abbas-Mustan’s Bollywood remake is very different from the 2003 original. Mustan adds, “We don’t want to reveal much but this film is one of the most challenging scripts for us as well as for Bobby.”
Bobby, do you agree?
READY TO DANCE ON THE CHANCE?
I have an interesting anecdote to share on Chance Pe Dance (CPD). It was mid-October last year. The promo of the film had not come out anywhere on the net except on Bigcinemas.com due to some reason. And the people didn’t know about it as Big Cinemas’ website was surfed mostly for online booking. But apni MSian Shalu Dhyani managed to surf deeper into the website and unearth the CPD’s promo which was lying in one of its inside pages! She informed me about it and we decided to share it with the rest of the world. I downloaded the teaser from Bigcinemas.com and then uploaded it on YouTube (with special mention and thanks to Shalu Dhyani!). To make the people aware about it, I joined the fan clubs of Shahid, Genelia and CPD on Facebook and pasted the link of the video clip there. The response that came amazed me. In short time, news spread that CPD promo was out. Within an hour, the teaser had got 1000 views and was increasing every minute! People started giving me ‘Thank you’ messages. Few asked as to how I got hold of the promo and I jokingly replied to them that I stole it from Ronnie Screwvala’s laptop!
But this terrific response to the first promo of CPD made me realize instantly that this is a film which will surely get a terrific opening and has high chance of succeeding at the BO. Most importantly, the film is for youth and about youths and it touches the subject of dancing as well-something which most moviegoers would More >
Parinda, Satya, Vaastav, Company and Gangster-these are handful of Hindi films which were based on the mafia/gangster menace and also very well executed. Now Baabarr should be added to this list of ‘finest gangster films of Bollywood’! The film is violent, gory and raw but at the same time, it’s thoroughly engrossing packed with award-winning performances and amazing execution! It was a must-watch but unfortunately, was missed by many! The story of the movie: The film is based in Amarganj, the Uttar Pradesh town where criminal incidents occur daily and has become a part and parcel of the residents. In one of its dingy lanes, Baabarr (Sohum Shah) emerges as a ruthless gangster. Working with his 5 brothers, Baabarr runs an extortion racket and doesn’t think twice before killing. The govt entrusts the task of eliminating Baabarr and his gang and all their activities to S P Dwivedi (Mithun Chakraborthy). How Dwivedi, along with corrupted Daroga (Om Puri) go about doing their duty is what follows next in the film.
Director Ashuu Trikha may not accept, but the truth is that Baabaar, undoubtedly, is based on dreaded UP gangster, Rafiq Qureshi’s life. The director and the screenwriter (Ikram Akhtar) wonderfully trace Baabarr’s journey from his first murder at 12 years to his death at just 22 or 23 years. The film keeps you on the edge of your seat right from the beginning and has several high-voltage shocking scenes which give goosebumps.
One of the four factors More >
With homosexuality getting increased acceptance in the country, isn’t it time for Bollywood to get a gay, macho character? Actually, it might already have—in Charlie, the lisping ‘bad boy’ hero in this year’s hit, Kaminey. From bloggers to critics, many have speculated about the sexuality of the character portrayed by Shahid Kapoor. To begin with, Charlie lisps—a standard gay stereotype. Apart from that, his relationship with Mikhail has distinctly homoerotic undertones. The two sing duets in a psychedelic nightclub, dance in the rain and make plans to run away—while rolling on the floor together— when Charlie tells Mikhail about the stash of cocaine he has chanced upon? And a scene where Mikhail chases Charlie in a red sports car, amid pouring rain, would have had Freud smiling in glee. What about the ending, which shows Charlie hitched to a gorgeous gal? Blogger Ganesh Chandrashekhar argues that it’s a postdeath dream. ‘‘Charlie dreams of being a successful bookie and married to a woman. This looks like Charlie’s homosexual guilt coming through, because the addition of a female character in the end seemed rather contrived, suggesting that he hopes to be straight in a highly homophobic society.’’ Other bloggers have pointed to Charlie’s emotional breakdown when he sees Mikhail’s corpse. And they see heavy symbolism in Charlie naming his dream bookie venture ‘Mikhail & More >
For the first time ever, the collections of a film in Mumbai territory will be less than other territories of the country. The reason is obvious-the film wasn’t allowed to be released during weekends in the most profitable territory of the country due to the swine flu scare. But then came Monday and one of the most awaited films of the year, Kaminey, finally hit the screens in the city. Expectations were huge and it’s pleasurable to know that the film hits the bullseye and gives complete entertainment. After New York and Love Aaj Kal, Kaminey is surely the third biggie of the year which rocks!
The story of the movie: Charlie and Guddu (both played by Shahid Kapur) are twins. Both have speech defects and live separately and can’t stand the sight of each other. One rainy night, both commit a ‘sin’ which leads to corrupt cops, wicked politician and dangerous smugglers after them. And this was the night when they also run into each other. Will they be able to get out of the mess? And what such crime did they commit that so many villains were after them? Watch Kaminey and find out for yourself.
The beginning of the film is very unconventional…actually the entire film is! The film holds you right from the beginning (more after the song Fatak) and grips you till the last scene. The situation, the set up, characters and their background…everything here is raw and rowdy.
First and foremost, what really is damn impressive about the film are its characters. Each More >
By Taran Adarsh, August 12, 2009 – 21:34 IST
Dhan Te Nan. Vishal Bhardwaj pays homage to cinema of yore and that’s reason enough to go out and grab tickets for one of the most keenly anticipated films of our times.
A few monsoons ago, Farah Khan paid homage to the cinema of 1970s with OM SHANTI OM. Now Bhardwaj picks up characters that we have witnessed on the Hindi screen before, but executes it like Tarantino and Guy Ritchie do. He creates a film that’s so different from movies we’ve witnessed thus far.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Let’s say, KAMINEY is bold, stark, funny and unpredictable and that’s what works in its favour. There’re two more reasons: Shahid Kapoor and of course, ‘Dhan Te Nan’. Okay, we’ve seen Shahid pitching in a sincere act in his earlier films, but KAMINEY should catapult him to superstardom. His double role in KAMINEY is exemplary.
There’s another star in KAMINEY and that’s ‘Dhan Te Nan’. Your heart starts beating faster every time you hear this in the background or also when Shahid breaks into the song. The track is as big a craze as ‘Jumma Chumma’ [HUM], ‘Ek Do Teen’ [TEZAAB] and ‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’ [KHAL-NAYAK] and will contribute enormously in attracting viewers in hordes.// // // //
Having said that, I wish to add that KAMINEY is not the usual masala film. Sure, it’s a well-made film, but there’s no spoon feeding here. One has to be attentive, very attentive to grasp the goings-on and also the twists in the tale. It’s not one More >
Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey
Shahid Kapoor, who plays a double role for the first time in Kaminey, has adopted his father Pankaj Kapur’s method of acting. Both the characters, Guddu and Charlie, played by the actor have speech defects — one stammers and the other lisps.
Pankaj Kapur has played two extremely diverse roles in Anubhav Sinha’s Dus. When director Vishal Bharadwaj asked the senior actor’s son to play the morally-incompatible twins, Shahid apparently studied the way his father played the double role in Dus.
Amole Gupte, who plays the villain in Kaminey, confirmed the news and said that he has never witnessed such diligence. He said, “When Shahid played Guddu, who stammers, he completely internalised all of the character’s traits, including the stammer, so the character doesn’t end up looking like a caricature.”
On many occasions, Shahid would remain in character for days so that he wouldn’t lose thread of the two roles. Elaborating on Shahid’s preparation for the role, Amole said, “Shahid stayed on the sets throughout and did not retreat into his vanity van to keep absorbing the ambience and the sweaty milieu in which Guddu and Charlie had to function in their own separate ways. I know that Pankaj works in the same way.
I truly believe that Shahid has inherited his More >