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With the bitterness between Sanjay Dutt and Sanjay Gupta finally coming to an end, the question is what happens to those who took sides in the conflict…
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 16, 2012)
With the change of equations between Sanjay Dutt and Sanjay Gupta, it looks like it’s sunny times for Kangna Ranaut too. Dutt and Manyata have apparently patched up with Kangs with the actress being invited to the Dutt household’s Mata ki chowki today.
A source informs, “It is a known fact that Kangna and the Dutt family had major issues and she was ousted from the Dutt camp. Kangna was extremely close to Manyata and she even worked in Dutt’s first home production Rascals.” The informer adds that it was during the making of the film that the Dutt family fell out with Kangs and she was banned from all the events around their film.
The fact that Kangna also went ahead and signed Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala added fuel to the fight. However all that seems to be a thing of the past and apparently it was Manyata who invited her to the Mata ki chowky.” Another source says, “The fact that Kangs never went around talking ill about the Dutt family has worked in her favour.” Kangna chose not to take our calls.
What happens now? The recent patch-up between Sanjay Dutt and Sanjay Gupta left a trail of repercussions in the industry. During the ongoing dispute, some prominent names chose to take sides to appease either Gupta or Dutt. With the ending of this six-year long feud, we take a look at More >
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 10, 2012)
The failure of Department had led to a blame game and consequent rift between Sanjay Dutt, Dharam Oberoi and Ram Gopal Varma only to later see Dutt and Varma patch up, leaving Oberoi in the lurch.
A miffed Oberoi went on to file a case against Varma for non payment of dues amounting to Rs 50 lakh. He took the battle a step further by seeking a stay on the October 12 release of the film Bhoot Returns directed by Varma and produced by Alumbra Productions Pvt Ltd.
Oberoi’s contention was that Bhoot Returns is a film owned by Varma, and Varma owes him Rs 50 lakh for the movie Department, co-produced by both of them. However, the matter came up for hearing before the Bombay High Court on Tuesday and the court refused to grant the stay on Bhoot Returns’ release.
Varma and Alumbra Productions Pvt Ltd were represented by lawyer Ajay Vazirani of M/s. Hariani & Co., Advocates & Solicitors. Vazirani told Mirror, “Our victory will set an example in the industry for many who try and stall the release of films a few days prior to their release date in an attempt to extort money from the filmmakers.”
Oberoi however declined to comment. All we can say is while RGV can heave a sigh of relief for now as Bhoot Returns will hit theatres on October 12 as preordained, the war between Oberoi and him looks like it is far from over.
Department’s failure leads to war of words between Dharam Oberoi and Sanjay Dutt versus RGV
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 22, 2012)
Ram Gopal Varma’s Department, which crashed at the box office, has thrown into sharp focus the fissures that ran deep within the team. The gloves are off, and the stakeholders are indulging in a slug fest with Sanjay Dutt going to the extent of saying he doesn’t want to ever join hands with RGV again. Speaking to Mirror on Monday evening, Dutt said, “Hits and flops are a part of the industry. But I really don’t know if I shall work with Ramu again.” Dharam Oberoi, CEO of Sanjay Dutt Productions, too said, “I am sure that I don’t want to work with Ramu on any other project in my life. We told Ramu so often those 5D cameras, which he used, are not apt to make a film but to no avail. Ramu just does not listen.”
Dutt seconded Oberoi saying, “I have been in the industry for 32 years and I know which cameras are suitable and which are not. But ab kya karen? Jo ho gaya so ho gaya. But yes, I really don’t know at this point of time if I want to work with Ramu again.”
RGV’s reaction to the outrage was predictable: “I don’t know what they are thinking and neither do I care… but from my side, I don’t want to see the faces of Sanjay Dutt and Dharam Oberoi for the rest of my life.”
Department has been panned by critics and audiences alike, despite the stellar cast comprising Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Dagubatti. A trade expert on More >
Amrapali Sharma (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 17, 2012)
Stars and their date ‘troubles’ are common phenomena in the Hindi cinema industry. And thus, when Sanjay Dutt decided to give all his dates to the various projects other than Vinod Bachchan’s Zila Ghaziabad, the filmmaker couldn’t help but wait. But now, Mirror has learnt that the actor is ready to revisit the project. In fact, Sanjubaba, who had earlier given dates allotted to the film to other productions, has decided to start shooting for Zila Ghaziabad again starting this weekend in Wai.
A source close to the film revealed, “The Sanjay Dutt and Vivek Oberoi starrer venture was not going as per schedule. There were differences between the producer Vinod Bachchan and Sanjay.”
According to the source, Dutt started shooting for Son Of Sardar after the release of Agneepath. Moreover, he used the dates allotted to Zilla Ghaziabad for re-shooting portions of Ram Gopal Varma’s Department.
However, when we contacted Sanjay Dutt’s manager Dharam Oberoi, he explained, “The film is almost complete. Only a patchwork shoot is left. That would take about six days. The shoot was stuck due to the unavailability of fight master Kannan. Sanjay Dutt was available any day. But now, it is all sorted out.”
Dharam Oberoi was upset with the filmmaker asking him to leave Dutt’s car
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 27, 2012)
Ram Gopal Varma’s Department is slowly turning into a controversy magnet. On April 25, we told you how Hyderbad based producer Kiran Kumar Koneru is miffed with the filmmaker. Also, his two leading ladies, Anjana Sukhani and Laxmi Manchu haven’t taken too well to the fact that Ramu has been promoting item girl Nathalia Kaur and not them. And now, the filmmaker has developed differences with the co-producer Dharam Oberoi. Mirror has learnt that a couple of days back, while shooting at Filmcity, Ramu and Dharam had a verbal showdown over an action sequence starring Sanjay Dutt.
A source from the sets told us, “The unit was shooting on the helipad in Filmcity. Dutt wasn’t too happy shooting there. He wanted the backdrop to be of a mill. But due to some permission problem, the unit ended up shooting at Filmcity. Dutt did not like the makeshift arrangement and wanted to leave. Ramu, on the other hand, was eager to wrap up the shoot since the film is set for a May 18 release.”
The fight began when Ramu went to talk to Dutt and found Dharam sitting in the actor’s car. “Ramu asked Dharam to leave. Of course, the co-producer did not like it. And thus began a verbal duel. The pitch became higher until the entire crew was shocked,” added the source.
The fight however proved futile. Dutt refused to shoot and walked out of the sets. Needless to say, the day’s work More >
Post Agneepath, Sanjay Dutt has reportedly jacked his price to a staggering Rs 10-crore plus. Are producers taking note?
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 5, 2012)
Fortune is a fickle mistress. So is fame. And who knows this better this than our veteran Bollywood stars, who make quick hay while the sun shines.
Sanjay Dutt, who has not really had a talking-point role in a long time, is keen to leverage the success that Kancha Cheena has brought him. Mumbai Mirror has learnt that Dutt has hiked his rate from Rs 5 crore to a staggering Rs 10-crore plus.
It was for Agneepath that he had charged Rs 5 crore, and from the looks of it, he is not not going to visit that amount any time soon.
While industry watchers are still reeling from the impact of the news, Dutt’s CEO Dharam Oberoi (right), confirmed the story and justified the hike. “Every actor raises his price after a big success. If Sanju has delivered the biggest hit of 2012 so far, doesn’t he deserve the hike?”
Oberoi says Agneepath has turned to an unexpected turning point in the star’s career, akin to what Munnabhai and earlier Vaastav achieved. “People cheered him at the election campaigning too,” points out Oberoi.
A friend close to the star told Mirror that after a somewhat tumultuous phase when he flirted with politics and settled down with Maanyata, he is in a ‘happier space’ now, thanks to Agneepath.
“While a certain section of the audience found Agneepath extremely violent, there is a large section which has More >
In an answer to Ram Gopal Varma’s uncharitable SMS messages about Dum Maro Dum, Big B opts out of his film Department
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 26, 2011)
After a successful association with the Bachchans, the buzz is, that Ram Gopal Varma has all of a sudden managed to anger the first family of Bollywood.
Amitabh and his son Abhishek who have worked with the director in many films including Sarkar, Sarkar Raj, Rann, Naach, RGV Ki Aag and Nishabd are no more a part of his forthcoming film Department.
While Abhishek Bachchan was reported to have dropped out from the film a couple of days back, his father, too has now decided to no more be a part of the project. And this decision on the Big B’s part comes in the wake of Ramu’s unprofessional attitude towards his son’s last release Dum Maro Dum. “Amitabh is not interested in working with a filmmaker who has meted out such shoddy treatment to his son,” said a source.
In fact, this was Ramu’s way of avenging Abhishek’s refusal of his film Department. “It all started last month when Abhishek told Ramu that he wasn’t too keen on working in the film. The director couldn’t take a ‘No’ gracefully. He started sending out uncharitable remarks on Dum Maro Dum from his cellphone,” informed our source.
While Amitabh chose not to respond to our story, RGV started off by sending us a text, wherein he maintained that it was he who replaced Abhishek with Rana Daggubatti. “I have replaced Abhishek More >
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; March 23, 2011) Word has it that Sanjay Dutt’s per day cost to a producer is far more than that of Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan. Apart from what actors charge for a film, they get a daily fixed sum from a producer for their staff. This includes daily wages for an assistant, driver, hairstylist and makeup artist. In Sanju Baba’s case there’s an entourage and it’s bigger than that of any A-list star.
A producer on condition of anonymity says, “Sanju’s daily staff expenses come to almost 1.5 lakh a day! This is over and above his fee for the film, and it is a lot of money. No one complains because he is much liked in the industry and one is not even sure if Baba is aware of the amount being charged. His manager Dharam Oberoi is the one who collects the sum and distributes it among the team members.”
It is learnt that Dutt’s entourage consists of his Man Friday Mohammed (who charges 60,000 a shift) and he has two assistants, Raju and Vishnu, who do all the work and are paid separately. Then there is his old make-up man Deepak, who needs an assistant and they both receive separate money packets. The hairdresser is either his personal or from stylist Aalim’s studio, whose daily bill is around Rs 20,000 or more. Also he brings his own vanity van for which he charges Rs 20,000 (most actors who own vans use their own, and charge the producer) and finally the driver’s daily packet. Sanju comes More >
From a small-time actress not so long ago, to the owner of a Rolls Royce, there’s more to Manyata Dutt’s evolution to a lady of the manor than what the eye can see
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 05, 2010)
When Sanjay Dutt gifted his wife Manyata a Rolls Royce earlier this week, all the world was there to hoot for the couple.
Manyata, visibly a new mom of twins, her white and yellow dress stretched over her post-pregnancy belly made a striking picture - the picture of a woman caught in the middle of transformation.
Gone was the shapeless salwar kameez and in its place a cool dress, appropriate shoes, bag and sun glasses. The hair - loose and wavy - continues to hark back in time, although it will be just a while until the lady seeks out a suitable hairdresser.
Manyata Dutt is evolving, even as she has affected much change in her husband Sanjay Dutt’s life. There is reason why much noise was made about Mrs Dutt’s new gift. “Manyata publicity ke liye kuch bhi karegi,” says an insider. “It was her idea that the media be called and that Sanjay should speak about the new swanky car.
So Sanjay cooked up a tale that the car was a post-delivery gift to Manyata.” Fact is, the actor has been dying to buy a Rolls Royce for the last eight years. He is very fond of fast cars. He is known to have gone into depression when Vidhu Vinod Chopra gifted a Phantom to Amitabh Bachchan, after the release of Eklavya.
A few months ago he was heard More >
Dharam Oberoi’s (CEO of Sanjay Dutt Productions) daughter, Neha Oberoi, is getting married on December 14, to a diamond merchant Vishal Shah. The wedding party is at Taj Land’s End (Bandra).
The groom to be, Vishal Shah, belongs to a diamond trading family. Neha and Vishal have been dating since four-and-half years, and now they have decided to get married.Neha Oberoi with her fiance Vishal Shah
“Neha tried her best to make an impression in Bollywood, but her debut film Woodstock Villa bombed. At present, she isn’t thinking much of a career in Bollywood; she is happy to tie the knot and settle down. If a nice, plum offer comes her way in future, she might take it up,” says a source.
Confirming the news Neha said, “Yes I am marrying Vishal shah. I’m not likely to do any more films in future. I have got into fashion designing and I am looking forward to open my own store.”
The source further added, “Dharam and Sanjay are going to invite almost the entire industry for the wedding recption. Dharam is in a very happy frame of mind.”