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Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; April 28, 2013)
Mohit Suri, 32, has come a long way from the time he started off at 16 as an office boy for the Bhatts, delivering cassettes to the T-Series office. He is an open book for his family and has no secrets. His films may have failed him in the past,but his music has not. Over an hour-long conversation with Bombay Times, just ahead of his release Aashiqui2, he talked about his complex relationship with his father, why he didn’t miss his mother and what makes Mahesh Bhatt special for him in his life. Excerpts:
Let’s talk about your childhood? I was born and brought up in Mumbai. My mother is the youngest sister of Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt. My father was a non-filmi guy from Delhi and fell in love with my mother, who was an air-hostess at that time, and moved to Mumbai for her. My dad was working with Dunlop and we travelled all over till, when I was five, we moved back to Mumbai to start afresh. He started manufacturing computers and would go house-to-house selling, building a market for a business that was not established at that time. We had financial issues. When I was eight, my mother died of a cardiac arrest at 37, just before the release of the original Aashiqui that was dedicated to her. I was too young to be able to recall my mother, but I could give you a day-to-day account of my father after my mother died. He brought me up while my older sister Smilie Suri moved in with my mother’s mausie, who was also Emraan Hashmi’s More >
BOMBAY TIMES (March 11, 2012)
After playing Imran Khan’s sidekick in I Hate Luv Storys and making his presence felt in films like Mumbai Meri Jaan, Bedhundh (Marathi), My Name Is Khan and Crook, model and actor Kavin Dave, is stepping into the world every actor dreams of – yes, he is all set to take centre stage!
Producer-director Jagdish Rajpurohit ‘s Bumboo has Dave in the lead part. “I am excited and am looking forward to Bumboo’s release,” he smiles. Kavin’s brush with the camera began when he was barely seven. “My first ad was a candy commercial followed by a number of television serials that had me as a child artiste.”
Kavin continues, “After graduation, I began pursuing theatre and mastered the art of acting under the guidance of eminent theatre personality Satyadev Dubey. It was here that I met Jagdish Rajpurohit, and over a period of time our meeting culminated into a thick friendship. Because of our common interest in cinema we landed up writing the adaptation of L’emmerduer for India.”
He adds, “Forget the lead, I was not even considered for any role in Bumboo! Rajpurohit wanted someone who would look slightly older than me. But I convinced him otherwise. Well, that’s where I stand apart I guess!”
By Joginder Tuteja, April 1, 2011 – 11:13 IST
Emraan Hashmi wouldn’t have suspected this to ever happen. However unbelievable it is on the cards with Amitabh Bachchan turning out to be his on-screen rival. Though the day is still a little far away but come 8th July and Big B’s Bbuddah – Hoga Terra Baap would be taking on Emraan’s Murder 2 in theatres.
“Though it would be a matter of pride for any actor to be in consideration for fighting it out with the legendary actor, the fact is that for Emraan, Big B’s announcement of Bbuddah – Hoga Terra Baap has come as a little too sudden and quick”, says a veteran industry insider, “Earlier there was a probability of Ajay Devgan’s Singham clashing with Murder 2. However that clash was averted. Now with Bbuddah – Hoga Terra Baap coming on the same day as Murder 2, 8th July has become interesting all over again.”
One waits to see what happens on this day since Amitabh Bachchan v/s Emraan Hashmi clash does make for an interesting episode ahead. The kind of films they do are poles apart and a marked difference in their age groups with generations separating them also means that audience would be keenly awaiting the two to take on each other.
“The clash would be terrific if it indeed takes place”, the source adds, “Big B would be returning as an angry man, though much older, with Bbuddah – Hoga Terra Baap. It would be after years that he would be seen flexing his knuckles and would be seen in the kind of role that his die More >
Neha Sharma, who made her debut last year in Bollywood with serial kisser Emran Hashmi in the fiasco Crook, is in for a shock.
Overnight she has been replaced by Charmy Kaur in Puri Jagannath’s Boodha. Charmy is the famous South actress who played the lead in Ram Gopal Varma’s Telugu film Dongala Mutha, a film that was completed in just five days.
Now the buzz is that actor Nagarjuna has a hand in this eleventh hour replacement.
Apparently Nag has taken Charmy under his wings and has been recommending her to influential filmmakers including RGV and Puri Jagannath, who are close to him.
Originally, Ramu was supposed to produce Boodha. Now Puri is making Boodha with Ramu’s crew.
Director Puri Jagannath admits Charmy is a part of the cast in Boodha. Unfortunately, the director makes no mention of Neha.
Quite defensively Neha said, “I didn’t quite like the role. ‘Replaced’ won’t be the right word. Puri Jagannath had to find someone. So anybody…’
By Joginder Tuteja, February 3, 2011 – 10:43 IST
It’s celebration time for the team of Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji. For the entire cast and crew of the film, it is time to pop the champagne with the romantic comedy turning out to be a success for all involved. After a good weekend, the film has stayed on to be rock steady over the weekdays as well, hence ensuring that this medium budgeted film would end up being a good earner for all involved.
Says Madhur Bhandarkar, the man at the hot seat, “It is always good when commercial success comes as well along with critical acclaim. I am happy to have got into a different zone with this film.”
Well, he has all the right reasons to rejoice, especially after Jail which underperformed despite the critical acclaim. As for the others in the cast and crew as well, it is time to taste success as most of them had a commercial disappointment behind them.
While co-producer Kumar Mangat as well as Ajay Devgn have a Toonpur Ka Superherro, Emraan Hashmi couldn’t find many takers for Crook. Shazahn Padamsee was hardly noticed in Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year. Ditto for Shraddha Das who had made her Bollywood debut with Lahore as well as Shruti Hassan who didn’t have much going for her in Luck. Now as the entire team has tasted success, it is not shying away from painting the town red.
Says Emraan Hashmi, “To move from a gangster flick like Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai to Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji was some transition for me. It 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 >
BOMBAY TIMES (January 23, 2011)
Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi that’s releasing worldwide on February 4 is a fun, racy, zany thriller with its fair share of lip-locks. Yup in YSZ, Delhi boy Arunoday Singh plays a simple-minded crook called Kuldeep, whose approach to love is straightforward. He loves his girl (Aditi Rao Hydari) and he believes that the best way to shut her up every time they have a fight is to kiss her on the lips. That way there is no scope for any argument, he feels. One of his lines in the film is, “Shaadi ki thi Sridevi se, nikli Phoolan Devi.” So, driven by passion for his girl is Kuldeep, that he is ever ready to lock lips with her, be it in a rickshaw, public place, their bedroom or their kitchen. And the intensity of the kiss can’t be measured because it comes naturally to him. Sudhir Mishra, who has directed this romantic thriller, says, “I find it very odd when physicality in a romantic relationship is depicted coyly, or people seem almost apologetic about it, hurrying through it!” Arunoday and Aditi — the young lovers of Yeh Saali Zindagi — seem to know how to savour their on-screen lip-locks. They will vouch for it.
Did Ajay Devgn’s walkout spell doom for one of Bollywood’s biggest announcements?
Meena Iyer & Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; December 11, 2010)
Blame it on Ajay Devgn. When the Bollywood superstar who has tasted blood in 2010 with huge box office numbers, walked out of Firoz Nadiadwala’s most ambitious announcement Power; a wire snapped and Rajkumar Santoshi tripped! A quick recap: Power was announced on September 22 with a grand mahurat. It was Anantachaturdashi, one of the most auspicious dates in the Hindu religious calendar.
The mahurat took place on the dot with Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn participating in the event. On the dias, a beaming Rajkumar Santoshi and his starcast played the mutual admiration game. It seemed like the perfect launch for a huge film like this.
Only minor roles were left to be still cast. One was a young actor (it was tipped off to be Harman Baweja, the Emraan Hashmi) and the leading lady was still being finalised.
Then Golmaal-3 happened. Ajay and Rohit Shetty struck gold at the Box Office yet another time and suddenly you heard that Ajay is ditching Santoshi for his now favourite, Rohit.
Though Ajay refused to comment on the subject, an insider says, “Ajay had his solid reasons for backing out. He has tremendous respect for Rajji and had actually agreed to this project without a full script narration. Then he heard the narration, he realised that his role in Power had shades of More >
The Akshay Kumar-Vipul Shah jodi is back with yet another flick, Action Replayy, that looks as exciting as their previous films. A great concept adapted from a successful play, funky music, 70s era, big stars…what more can one ask for? Better script I would say! Action Replayy had the ability to be a rocking entertainer but unfortunately doesn’t reach there. Nevertheless, the film also doesn’t leave you outright disappointed. The performances, songs and numerous individual funny moments ensure you leave the theatre with a smile!
The story of the movie: Bunty (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Tanya (Sudeepa Singh) are in love with each other. Tanya wants to get married but Bunty hates the ‘M’ word. He has seen his parents Kishen (Akshay Kumar) and Mala (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) fighting with each other every now and then. Bunty has thus developed a phobia for marriage. At this point, Tanya introduces Bunty to her grandfather Anthony Gonsalves (Randhir Kapoor), a scientist who has developed a time machine. This provides Bunty with an incentive to time-travel and go back 35 years to add some sparkle and love in Kishen and Maya’s relationship. Bunty thus lands up in 1975 in the then Bombay. It was a time when Kishen was a nerd. When Mala was her neighbor and a reckless tomboy who loved ragging Kishen with her pal Kundanlal (Rannvijay). When Kishen’s dad Rai Bahadur (Om Puri) and Mala’s mom Bholi Devi (Kirron Kher) were sworn enemies. Bunty has a difficult mission-he More >
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Crook had first week of around 11 crore nett. The film fared very poor all over. FLOP
Do Dooni Chaar picked up and grossed around 3 crore nett in week one. The film is doing well in the Delhi/NCR area.
Anjaana Anjaani dropped in week two with around 6.50 crore nett collcetions. The two week total is 38.50 crore nett and the film will finish around the 41 crore nett mark. ABOVE AVERAGE
Robot was steady on the lower side with around 5.50 crore nett collections in week two. The two week total is 16.75 crore nett. The film has done average business in the Maharashtra area. BELOW AVERAGE