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BOMBAY TIMES (May 20, 2013)
Taare Zameen Par star Darsheel Safary has scored 84 per cent in his board exams. He has decided take up commerce as a subject for his graduation and he also intends to continue acting.
He says, “I love acting and I also know it is going to come in the way of my studies. Out of curiosity, my friends do ask me who I am shooting with, but that’s fine with me. I am a normal person. I will attend all lectures, go for social gatherings and participate in extra curricular activities too.’’
Darsheel is hoping to get admission in a South Mumbai commerce college.
Ritwik Sahore, the 12-year-old actor from Ferrari Ki Sawaari talks about his film, success and everything it entails
MUMBAI MIRROR; June 18, 2012
How did you land a role in Ferrari Ki Sawaari? My house in Kandivali (East) was getting renovated. To stay away from all that noise, I had gone to a mall with my mother. The casting director of the film spotted me. He thought I looked like Sachin Tendulkar and would fit the role. He started following me. He spoke to my mother. She initially thought that he was offering her a role (laughs). My parents sat me down and asked me whether I would like to act. They let me take the call. I wanted to try it out. The filmmakers were very considerate. They shot with me on days I did not need to go to school.
Darsheel Safary also started off like you. But then, reportedly, his father started asking for huge sums of money. Are you going to put a heavy price tag on yourself too? Firstly, I haven’t decided what I want to do in life. But yes, now that Ferrari Ki Sawaari has got good reviews, I think I should become an actor. But no, I will never put a heavy price tag on myself. I hate attitude. I want to be the way I am – grounded. If I don’t, people will start hating me.
Tell us about your favourite scene in the film The scene I like most is where Sharman Joshi goes to the bank to request a loan. I want to see that scene over and over again.
Your favourite film and actor? I love all films. But Golmaal 3 and 3 Idiots are my favourites. As More >
The actor will be seen sporting prosthetics in Deepa Mehta’s next
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 13, 2012)
At 11, Darsheel Safary won millions of hearts with his portrayal of a dyslexic child Ishaan in Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par. Five years later, the actor has taken up a role that is more challenging. In Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Darsheel who plays the younger Saleem Sinai is sporting a prosthetic nose. In fact, Mirror has learnt that Darsheel was not allowed to remove the artificial nose even when he wasn’t shooting. But Darsheel isn’t complaining.
To Mirror, he said nonchalantly, “Well, Saleem is a very unique character in looks and personality. It wasn’t easy playing him. But I am used to tough roles. I did Taare Zameen Par when I was only 11.”
In the novel, as in the screenplay, Saleem has a very unique and long nose. So, Mehta wanted to cast an actor who fits the bill. She got Satya Bhabha (with a fairly large nose) to portray the older Saleem Sinai. And when it came to Darsheel, she decided to fit him with a prosthetic one.
Darsheel spent a lot of time hanging out with Satya Bhabha who plays the older Saleem. “I was told to observe him carefully and use some of his body language. He’s a fun guy. We had a lot of man-to-man conversations,” said the 16-year-old actor.
Having completed his shoot for the project, Darsheel also revealed that in the future, he may not continue acting. “Dancing is also a passion. So I may More >
Madhuri Dixit-Nene talks about how different she will be on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa this time
Seema Sinha (BOMBAY TIMES; June 10, 2012)
The original Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit-Nene is back on the small screen to judge Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa that begins on June 16 to air every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm on Colors. Here, she talks about the show, her role and her family’s reactions…
Heard that you are going to be a bit tough this time… The contestants are thrown in a not-so-comfortable zone in this show. I have to be their guide and help them shed their inhibitions. I have to be truthful. I will be polite but never rude. I can never be nasty. But yes, I will certainly be strict this time. They just have to impress me with their hard work and put in lots of efforts. I will try and be a good critic.
Who among the 13 contestants look promising to you so far? We would know that only after the first episode, but at times there could be a surprise element. I am curious to see them perform, especially someone like Jayasuriya. Darsheel (Safary) is also super confident.
What are your expectations this season? There is an interesting bunch of celebrities this time. There is a cricketer, there is a kid…who’ve all stepped out of their comfort zone. Even we, the judges, are coming out of our comfort zone and getting more innovative. This time, I have decided to sing whereas Karan (Johar) will recite some shayari.
How will the three judges play their respective part? I will look at the More >
The Canada-based filmmaker talks on why Imran Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor didn’t make the cut for her upcoming film based on Salman Rushdie’s novel
By Hiren Kotwani (MID-DAY; May 18, 2012)
With September just a few months away, Deepa Mehta is gearing up to debut her screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Deepa who had apparently offered the role of the protagonist to Imran Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor before she cast British actor, Satya Bhabha, speaks on the challenges of making this epic film.
Many Bollywood artistes like Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Seema Biswas, Rahul Bose, Shahana Goswami and Darsheel Safary feature in your film. Any particular reason? Indian cinema has fabulous actors. There are many actors in the film from the National School of Drama and for a few it was their debut performance. It would be really dumb not to take advantage of this and dip into the Bollywood pool of talent.
How much did it have to do with the fee? Reportedly, Imran Khan was quoting a high price? What fee? Though Imran Khan had crossed my mind briefly, it was just that I have never spoken to him, nor Shahid Kapoor, nor Ranbir Kapoor for Midnight’s Children. All fabulous actors, but Saleem Sinai, the unlikely protagonist, is hardly their cup of tea.
Rani Mukerji and Kangna Ranaut were to initially be part of your film. Irrfan opted out due to Life Of Pi and Nandita Das left the film for motherhood. That More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 2, 2011 – 16:44 IST
The wonder-kid Darsheel Safary was recently live on Bollywood Hungama‘s video chat talking about his action-adventure film Zokkomon. For all those who missed this fun-filled session, here are the excerpts:
Ajay : hi darsheel how are you? Darsheel Safary : Ajay…i am good
~zEUs~ : tell us about zokomon? Darsheel Safary : zeus….its an action adventure filmDarsheel Safary : zeus….its an action adventure film
Niraj : please tell us how did you get your break in taare zameen par Darsheel Safary : Niraj…through Shiamak Davar
Ibrahim Dam : All the best for Zokkomon Darsheel…. Darsheel Safary : Thanks Ibrahim
madhatter : what was it like shooting for the film Darsheel Safary : madhatter….It was an amazing experience becos I got to learn 2 things- one was the action by William Ong (the stunt director of JackieChan) and secondly the visual effects by Prana Studios ( IRON MAN and Tron Legacy)Darsheel Safary : madhatter….It was an amazing experience becos I got to learn 2 things- one was the action by William Ong (the stunt director of JackieChan) and secondly the visual effects by Prana Studios ( IRON MAN and Tron Legacy)
Ajay : is it a kid film? Darsheel Safary : no Ajay…its a complete family entertainer
Niraj : did you always wished to work in films? Darsheel Safary : Niraj….its my passion
madhatter : the papers have quoted that u charge a large fee… is that u or ur parents who decide? Darsheel Safary : More >
By Subhash K. Jha, April 25, 2011 – 12:31 IST
Regardless of its performance at the Indian box office, Darsheel Safary’s super-hero act in Zokkomon was a big hit at the Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles which Darsheel’s co-star Anupam Kher attended.
Anupam has returned to India with jaw-dropping stories about audiences’ response to Darsheel. “The boy was a unanimous winner. Everyone at the screening in Los Angeles ‘oohed’ and ‘aahed’ over his innocence vulnerability and the confidence with which he held himself in front of the camera. As a super-hero he will be a cult figure among kids.”
Now plans are afoot to release an English-language version of Zokkomon for the international market.
Darsheel’s father Mitesh confirms these plans. “We never expected such a response to Darsheel and the film abroad. The reviewers in the US have praised my boy and the producers Walt Disney might prepare an international version of Zokkomon.”
This of course would depend on how the film performs at the Indian Box Office. The opening has not been too encouraging. But an international version of Zokkomon is nonetheless being put together with Darsheel being projected as the youngest super-hero in the world.
Aamir Khan’s clout in global cinema is expected to give Darsheel and Zokkomom a big boost internationally.
Darsheel seems to have wriggled back into Aamir Khan’s attention. When asked how he feels about his new film the boy quickly answers, “It should do well, with the blessings More >
By Taran Adarsh, April 22, 2011 – 09:11 IST
Okay, superhero films are the flavor of the season. The super-success of KRRISH and the tremendous hype for RA.ONE only reiterates this fact. But ZOKKOMON is the first superhero film that has a child actor having super powers and vanquishing the villains with super tricks. What makes this film special, besides the above-mentioned fact, is that it’s a Disney production that’s directed by Satyajit Bhatkal, who was associated with LAGAAN.
ZOKKOMON is like any superhero film, but at the same time, it’s not. Like most superhero films, the superhero here keeps his identity concealed by sporting a mask and wearing a costume. But there’s a difference. He’s not blessed with super powers, yet flies, evaporates into thin air and plays every possible trick that a magician would.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Though Bhatkal has shot the film very well and the production design is up to the mark, he’s letdown, to a major degree, by the writing that doesn’t make the situations appear convincing. There has to be some logic when one shows a kid flying in air and also performing daredevil stunts. But no explanations are offered. All we are told is that there’s a ‘Magic Uncle’, a scientist, who transforms Darsheel into Zokkomon. Sure, the kids don’t question logic, but this segment of movie-going audience has more questions to ask than the adults.
In a nutshell, this one’s adventurous and fun in parts, not in toto. However, it’s More >
BOMBAY TIMES; April 17, 2011
Director Satyajit Bhatkal, is eagerly waiting for his Bollywood action adventure superhero film, Disney’s Zokkomon to release this week on April 22, and not just because it’s his debut film!…The director is all set to showcase a special screening for none other than Mr Perfectionist of Indian Cinema, Aamir Khan! Aamir and Satyajit have been close childhood buddies, with Aamir including Satyajit as part of the Lagaan team. Satyajit, who wrote the book, The Spirit of Lagaan, has also directed a National Award winning documentary called Chale Chalo, produced by Aamir as well….and it so happened the Aamir went a step further and made it one of India’s first theatrically released documentaries! With such a close friendship, the actor has taken a keen interest in Zokkomon, which interestingly also showcases another actor close to Aamir, Darsheel Safary as India’s first child superhero. Sources suggest that the special screening is due to happen anytime this week, and we are sure Satyajit, and the rest of the team will be looking forward to Aamir’s reaction to the much awaited film.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 15, 2011 – 15:27 IST
After impressing one and all with her act in Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na, the pretty Manjari Fadnis will now be seen in Disney’s Zokkomon alongside Darsheel Safary and Anupam Kher.
In a particular song sequence in Zokkomon, Manjari would be seen in 16 different get-ups. The song called ‘Eena Meena Maina Mo‘ has Manjari dressed up as Anarkali, Helen, Catherine Zeta Jones, Devdas’ Paro and many others.
In fact, within just three minutes of screen time she has morphed her look from Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago to a glamorous office girl to an Arabian Nights look in harem pants!
The 16 different looks have been inspired by popular film icons across Hollywood and Bollywood, and Manjari and Darsheel had a complete blast shooting for the song.
The song has choreographed by the dance maestro Shiamak Davar himself, and sources say that it is one of the highlights of the film.
Zokkomon releases across theatres on April 22.