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Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; February 4, 2013)
Hollywood import Judi Shekoni (of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), who is shooting in Mumbai for Shubir Mukherjee’s Hindi film, is not too well versed about Bollywood. It was a chance encounter with the filmmaker in London that landed her a role in Club Dancer. The only two B-Town actors she has heard of are Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan.
Los Angeles- based Judi says, “Now that I am in Mumbai, I am getting familiar with Hindi film stars. I don’t know much of Bollywood. But I heard of Amitabh Bachchan after he acted in the Hollywood flick The Great Gatsby. I was told that he is the biggest and the most distinguished star. Seeing his pictures, I have realised why there is such an aura about him and what makes him so special.” As for Hrithik Roshan, it was his dancing prowess that caught her attention. While on a visit to Manchester in England, where she grew up, an Indian family told her that he was as good an actor as a dancer. “I went on the Internet to look up some of his songs to see how he dances. I must say I was impressed. I am a big fan of Justin Timberlake, looks like now there is another — Hrithik,” she gushes.
Judi who is also learning some lines to say in Hindi is keen to do more of Bollywood films.
Twilight star Judi Shekoni was shooting in Madh Island when a few union members decided to play spoilsport
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 1, 2013)
British actress Judi Shekoni, best known for her role of an Amazonian vampire in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, was spotted shooting for a song in Madh Island on Thursday. The actress has been signed on by Shubir Mukherjee (youngest son of Sashadhar Mukherjee, founder of Filmalaya studio) for two songs in his upcoming film Club Dancer. Incidentally, Shubir is the same man who in 1995 had brought down Samantha Fox to feature with Govinda in the ‘unforgettable’ film Rock Dancer.
Meanwhile, Judi has been practicing in an Andheri studio before facing the camera.
She seemed prepared enough, as swayed to the Bollywood beats, dressed in a lacey dress and a bikini underneath. It was all going according to plan – the actress frolicking in the surf pouting at the camera, till it was time to emerge from the water. We hear some members from an influential film union arrived at that precise moment and stalled the shoot.
An eyewitness told Mumbai Mirror: “Judi is unaware of the way unions function here. She had changed into her bikini and was taking instructions from her director when the men arrived and demanded to see her artist card, mandatory for all foreigners.”
It took close to an hour to resolve the issue, but it did end amicably.
When contacted, Shubir Mukherjee said: “I met Judi in London, at the premiere of Twilight. I More >
Priyadarshan has always come up with zany comedies but De Dana Dan takes away the cake. In your entire life, you would have not seen such complicated and bizarre film ever, nor would you see it in future! There are some 25 characters; the entire action takes place inside a luxurious hotel and misunderstandings galore in the film. In fact, the flick thrives on misunderstandings and mistaken identities! However, like many other pathetic comedy flicks attempted this year, this doesn’t disappoint all thanks to Priyadarshan’s excellent handling and execution!
The story of the movie: Nitin Bankar (Akshay Kumar) works for Archana (Archana Puran Singh), a rich lady in Singapore and who loves her pet dog named Moolchandji the most! Nitin’s only friend is Ram (Suniel Shetty). While Nitin is in love with Anjali (Katrina Kaif), Ram loves Manpreet (Sameera Reddy). However, both Anjali and Manpreet are born and brought up in rich families and their families would not like their daughters to marry financially unstable men. So Nitin and Ram come up with plan to get quick money-they decide to kidnap Moolchandji in exchange of a huge ransom from Archana! Without realizing that the kidnapping has gone awry, both hide in the luxurious Pan Pacific Hotel waiting for the ransom. Unfortunately, there are more colourful, anti-social, gadbad-types people in the hotel at that time! And then starts the mother of all misunderstandings, mistaken identities and unlimited, More >
By Taran Adarsh, November 27, 2009 – 10:52 IST
Be forewarned. DE DANA DAN is the most bizarre film from the maharaja of laughathons, Priyadarshan. Not even in your wildest dream you’d think that Priyadarshan would place almost an entire film in a hotel and have its entire cast, comprising of 26 [or is it 27?] characters, most of them weirdos, interacting with each other. Brings back memories of BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY? May be!
But Priyadarshan needs to be credited for pulling it off. There are times when you laugh hysterically at the most outlandish jokes and situations. There are times when a raised eyebrow or a wide-open jaw makes you break into a guffaw.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Be cautioned. DE DANA DAN is a loud film, with each and every character screaming on top of his/her voice, with the characters shouting, running, even floating and swimming in the end.
But what do you expect in a Priyadarshan film that has a title like DE DANA DAN? The promos never promised path-breaking or thought-provoking cinema that would give birth to debates and discussions. So why look for logic in this one?//
DE DANA DAN makes no qualms of narrating a story you haven’t heard before. Here, the story is non-existent and it’s left on Priyadarshan to mix-n-match those two dozen characters and keep the momentum alive for the next 2.45 hours.
DE DANA DAN promises laughter and entertainment and sticks to its promise. This one’s not for the hard-nosed types, but for those who worship More >