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SUBHASH K JHA Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; March 18, 2010)
The buzz is that Sarah Thompson sneaked in and out of Mumbai (why sneaked, she’s unrecognised here) over two days last week to dub for Raajneeti and Katrina Kaif was at her cordial best with the American actress. The Hollywood and Bollywood beauties play Ranbir Kapoor’s videshi and desi girlfriends respectively in Prakash Jha’s film but have never before come face to face because they share no scenes in the film. The buzz is also that Ranbir, naturally, got along like a house on fire with Sarah and Katrina, therefore, was expected to be somewhat cool with the American actress when she visited Mumbai. Katrina was reportedly polite, but aloof with Sarah. But Ranbir chatted her up on the sets like a long-lost friend. Katrina was spotted seeking Arjun Rampal’s company. After dubbing, Sarah wanted to visit some non-touristy spots in Mumbai. Ranbir leaped at the opportunity to take her around. But Sarah, fearing the super active Bollywood paparazzi, wisely asked for female company to prevent tongues from wagging. No, Katrina didn’t volunteer to take her around. The duty was dumped on Prakash Jha’s daughter Disha. Apparently, the girls visited Chor Bazar, where Sarah bought a lamp, and then the Dhobi Ghat at Mahalaxmi about which she had heard so much.
Sarah will be back in Mumbai this summer to promote More >
TWO THRILLERS RELEASING TOMORROW!
Following the debacle of last week’s Toh Baat Pakki and Click, all eyes now are on tomorrow’s two big releases, Karthik Calling Karthik (KCK) and Teen Patti (TP). After these films, there would be no biggie releasing till April end as it is (wrongly) assumed that people don’t go to theatres when IPL is going on!
My take on these two films:
KARTHIK CALLING KARTHIK: The promos of this Farhan Akhtar-Deepika Padukone starrer has clicked with the youngsters. Also, the title of the film and that the protagonist in the film getting a call from himself has made everyone curious. “How can that happen?” they are asking themselves and will be surely catching the flick to get the answer! However, such kind of a psychological thriller might not be accepted by all, especially the masses. Till now very few films in this genre has succeeded (classic example-Bhool Bhulaiyaa). Hence, the commercial prospects for KCK shall be bright only if it gets a great response. It would surely get a better opening than Teen Patti, the other release.
TEEN PATTI: TP gives us a chance to see two ‘living legends’ together-Amitabh Bachchan and Sir Ben Kingsley! The plot seems similar to the Hollywood film 21 but the film has managed to make its presence felt. It also stars Madhavan and it marks the debut of Shakti Kapoor’s daughter Shraddha along with three other newcomers. If one goes by the promos, then the film seems to be a thrilling heluva ride. More >
By Subhash K. Jha, February 20, 2010 – 10:53 IST
It’s been a hectic time for Hema Malini. She’s been producing a film for her daughter Esha under impossible weather conditions and back-breaking schedules in different parts of the world. Last week she had to rush with her cast and crew to Goa to shoot the carnival there.
Said Hema, “The Goa shoot was not supposed to happen now. But we needed to shoot the carnival which was held from February 13-16. So we preponed the schedule that was to happen later in the year and rushed to Goa last week. Now we’ll have to go back to Goa later.”
On Saturday, Hema had to travel from Goa to Patna for a dance recital which she had committed to perform before the unscheduled Goan trip. However, she hadn’t bargained for being put in what Shashi Tharoor so picturesquely described as the ‘cattle classes’.
Giggles the danseuse-actress, “There was no business class in the flight to Patna. I had to sit in economy. I didn’t mind at all. But the people around me seemed to be very distracted. I felt concerned for them.”
Hema had around 300 pairs of eyes gazing at her. “I don’t know why they needed to stare. You say because I’m beautiful? No. I never believed I was. My mother always taught me to stay grounded. I never started believing I was someone special.”
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, February 20, 2010 – 12:48 IST
No sooner that the controversy around SRK’s comments on Pakistani cricket players has settled down, the actor finds himself in yet another controversy related to the IPL.
This time round, it’s the courtesy of inner wear brand Lux Cozy, of which, SRK is the recently appointed brand ambassador. The story goes that, since SRK is the brand ambassador of the said brand, it was rest understood as to they will be sponsoring the uniforms for Khan’s T-20 team Kolkata Knight Riders, besides a monetary angle of course. All was well so far. Now the twist in the tale is that the Lux Company is owned by the Todi brothers (Ashok and Pradip). They are the same Todi brothers who were charged with apparently leading to the suicide of computer graphics designer Rizwanur Rehman, a Muslim, after he married Ashok Todi’s daughter Priyanka, who was a Hindu by religion.
This news had made it to the national headlines and remained atop for quite sometime. This ‘sponsorship’ move by SRK for KKR with the said brand has not been taken kindly by many. That’s the reason why it has sparked anger in many people’s heart. Not just that, since it has a religious pinch to it, a few religious bodies too have come in the forefront to express their opposition. In the lieu of all this, there has been a meeting that has been arranged which will include artistes, actors, dancers, writers, performers and also a few prominent names express More >
By Subhash K Jha (MID-DAY; February 19, 2010) Director wants either Ranbir or Shahid to play the protagonist
Each time there is a big natural disaster, calamity or crime story, some filmmaker (mostly the Bhatts) announce that they are making a film on the subject. Many of these films never materialise.
Hansal Mehta, who started his career as a director with a film on legalese (called Jayate), now wants to make another film entitled Jayate on the slain defense lawyer Shahid Azmi.
Early beginnings Interestingly, Hansal has been researching on the defense lawyer from long before he was slain. He says, “I got interested in Shahid when I was researching for my first film Jayate. I got to know that at the age of 16, Shahid was accused of conspiracy against the State and arrested. He spent 5-6 years in Tihar jail. It’s during his years as a Tihar inmate that Shahid became interested in the legal system and in defending the indefensible.” Mehta says he has already completed a major apart of his scripting and intends to shoot by year-end.
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Adds Hansal, “I plan to meet Shahid’s family members as soon as they’re out of mourning. I want to assure them that I’m not making this film to grab headlines. I was fascinated by his life from the time I got to know he spent years in jail practising to be a defense lawyer.”
Hansal may have to defend himself against political parties in Maharashtra, which may describe him as a Paki-lover. Protests the doughty More >
Come March 4, we just might see the end of the Raja Chaudhary-Shweta Tiwari fiasco.The warring couple separated almost two years ago but the official divorce is still to come through.
One of the key reasons for the imbroglio and delay in the divorce proceedings was Shweta’s demand that she get the flat at Dheeraj Basera, Malad, where the couple and their daughter Palak had been staying during happier times. Shweta had refused to sign the divorce papers till Raja agreed to her demand.
Fed up with the delay, Raja recently agreed to hand over the flat to her. Shweta has been staying at Shiv Shakti, Malad, since their separation.
Confirming this, Raja said Shweta made him sign a written agreement a few days ago which pledged that the Dheeraj Basera flat would be hers once their divorce is finalised.
Raja, who was initially reluctant to sign on the dotted line, is now looking forward to marrying Shraddha Sharma, whom he has been seeing for some months. Raja said, “Enough is enough. I want to be free and marry again.”
Prakash Jha and Deepti Naval’s daughter Disha is set to become a playback singerBy Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 17, 2010) Prakash Jha with Disha
Prakash Jha’s 18-year-old adopted daughter Disha, who has been assisting her father on his recent projects, is all set to pursue a career in playback singing.
When asked about her choice of career, Disha says, “From the time I was a child I was passionate about singing. In my school when I had to memorise answers I’d set them to impromptu tunes.”
As soon as Prakash Jha became aware of his daughter’s avid interest in music he arranged for her to be trained by a classical vocalist. “I spent my childhood in a boarding school at Panchgani. As soon as I came to stay with my father in Mumbai I began training under Padmini Kolhapure’s father Pandit Pandharinath Kolhapure. Soon after that I started training under Archana Shah who’s my current guru,” says Disha.
Disha says she intends to start singing professionally as soon as her guru tells her she’s ready. In the meanwhile, Disha continues to learn the ropes of filmmaking from her father.
“I’m the costume supervisor for my father’s Raajneeti. But it didn’t take him long to realise what my real passion was because he too is a singer. He has also sung a little bit in his earlier films,” she adds.Deepti Naval
Disha says she’s very close to both her adoptive parents, Deepti Naval and Prakash. “They live in different homes, but we’re one More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, February 13, 2010 – 14:35 IST
While his Gladiator act in Veer may not have set the cash registers ringing, it certainly hasn’t affected Salman Khan. Sallu is busy shooting for his next film Dabangg directed by Abhinav Kashyap and produced by Arbaaz Khan. We came across some on-the-sets stills of the film and were in for a surprise to see Salman sporting a moustache. Yes…you heard it right; Salman who apparently plays a police inspector would be seen sporting a moustache in this film. Even brother Arbaaz who stars in the film will sport a moustache.
The film also marks the debut of Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter, Sonakshi Sinha. One will have to wait and watch how Sallu fans react to this new look of his.
Pankaj Kapur has been screen testing an increasing number of star kids for Mausam, but just doesn’t seem satisfied with anyBy Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 09, 2010)
// // // Pankaj Kapur is auditioning for his directorial venture Mausam starring his son Shahid Kapoor and is keen on new faces, especially the stars kids. Yesterday, he auditioned Govinda’s daughter Narmada.
In the past, they also screen tested Shatrugan Sinha’s daughter Sonakshi Sinha, Sharon Prabhakar’s daughter Shazahn Padamsee and now Govinda’s daughter Narmada.
A source reveals, “As per the script, Pankaj Kapur requires a very young face. He has been auditioning several new faces. Recently, he did a screen test with star kids. To start, off he had called Sonakshi Sinha who didn’t make the cut. Next was Shazahn Padamsee, who made her debut in Rocket Singh, but was found to be very expressionless for the role. Yesterday, Govinda’s daughter was giving her screen test for the role at Mehboob Studio where Avinash Gowarikar was doing the photo shoot.”
Since it is vital for Pankaj that the casting is precise, he is expanding his horizons. The source continues, “Pankaj is screen testing outsiders too as he wants the apt girl to star opposite Shahid. All these star kids are newcomers and fall in the age bracket of 20-23.” Govinda’s wife Sunita said, “I am not aware of this. Narmada has gone to the gym.” Narmada, however, claims she wasn’t screen tested for the film. She says, “One of my More >
Bharati Dubey & Ambarish Mishra | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; February 7, 2010)
Mumbai: Both parties in the Shiv Sena-Shah Rukh Khan feud appeared to climb down a little on Saturday without backing off from their ideological positions amid talk that a Bollywood actor and a senior state politician had played mediator between the party and the actor.
The Sena, despite insisting that Khan was a “traitor’’ for taking up the cause of Pakistani players who were not picked by any team for IPL, said on Saturday that it was not interested in disrupting the screening of his next release, My Name Is Khan.
The first Sena official comment—on not wanting to disrupt the film—came, significantly, a day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi declined the safety of a helicopter and travelled by Mumbai’s lifeline, the local train, through some traditional Sena bastions, sending out an unmistakably strong political rejoinder to the Sena and its agenda.
Khan’s comments, too, after he touched down in Mumbai on Saturday morning, were much more guarded than those he had made abroad. Not once did he say he had said anything wrong—when he commented on Pakistani players not being picked for IPL teams (his own team did not pick any)—but he made the right noises to indicate that he was not interested in taking the war of words forward in the run-up to the release of his film on February More >