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Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; July 8, 2012)
Mumbai: In spite of the abundance of violence and abuse, if not sex, and an ‘A’ certification, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur raked in Rs 25 crore at the box office in 13 days. Kashyap believes the decent collections are an indicator of the changing taste, and “we, as an audience, are coming of age”.
A pointer to the trend is that more than one in three films produced in the country over the past three years have carried the ‘under adult supervision’ (U/A) or ‘adult’ (A) label. Bollywood’s production statistics show that while the number of films produced has fallen slightly-—from 1,288 in 2009 to 1,255 in 2011 —the number of ‘U/A’ films has been swinging between 420 and 435, while ‘A’ films have risen from 214 to 244 in three years.
Kashyap, who has had to tweak or shelve his projects due to Censor Board diktats, told TOI, “It’s heartening to see our audience mature. But real maturity will be apparent when audiences stop giggling at abuses on screen and we come out of our repressed sexuality.”
Even as films with ‘U/A’ and ‘A’ certification are growing, the government’s decision not to allow their screening during prime time is a cause of concern for the Hindi film industry.
‘Soon, tag may make or break a film’ Mumbai: There’s been a massive change in the nature of movies being churned out today, but the government continues to stick to its norms on not screening films with adult themes during prime More >
By Jayeeta Mazumder (DNA; May 9, 2012)
Cannes is on everybody’s mind right now for obvious reasons— celebrity spotting, hot gossip, filmi banter and of course, India’s presence at the prestigious event. This year, joining the bandwagon of Indian films to be showcased there, is Chana, a 15-minute film, directed by Nikhil Pherwani and produced by Vishaal Desai. The film will be premiering in the Short Film Corner Section, as the second chapter of a Short Film Series titled ‘Sinners’, which consists of seven short stories with a common underlying theme — the seven deadly sins.
Nikhil couldn’t be more elated. “It’s a huge thing to be selected at Cannes and we are really excited. It means global recognition,” he says, adding about the film, “Abhishek Reddy, who’s previously worked in the film Stanley Ka Dabba, plays 11-year-old Chana. He is a hungry boy unable to satiate that hunger and therefore his perceptions of the world around him are affected by his state of mind.”
Nikhil is no novice to cinema. Having worked on films like Stanley Ka Dabba and Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, he’s not nervous at all. Given the fact India is a subject in a lot of Hollywood projects now, Nikhil is sure that his film too will manage to pique the interest of foreign audiences. And he’s all praises for his kid protagonist: “Abhishek has done a fantastic job. He walked barefoot on scorching streets without any fuss and has done whatever was required of his role. He’s a thorough professional.”
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Ketan Ranga (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 18, 2012)
A sordid affair involving cosmetic surgery, allegations of sexual harassment, CCTV cameras, and mobile phone recordings came to a dramatic conclusion with the arrest of a model-turned-actress by the Khar police on Thursday.
Mahee Shaikh, who acted in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, has been apprehended on charges of trying to extort money from Vijay Sharma, a doctor who had performed a facial surgery on her last year.
Mahee had told Sharma that she was unhappy with the procedure, and had demanded that he pay her Rs 1 lakh as compensation, or she would frame him in a sexual harassment case. Little did she know that the doctor, against whom similar charges had been levelled by two other models in the past, had installed close-circuit cameras in his office to guard against threats of exactly this nature.
The story begins in July 2011, when Mahee underwent facial surgery at Sharma’s clinic. She paid Rs 10,000 in cash and another Rs 50,000 by cheque.
Sharma did not hear from Mahee again until February 15 this year, when she arrived at his office unannounced and complained that she was not happy with the quality of her surgery.
According to CCTV footage in Sharma’s office, Mahee told him: “Paisa refund karo nai toh main aapke khilaf jhoote charges lagaungi, jaise pehle aur ladkiyon ne charge lagaya tha…. Media main jaa ke band bajaungi.”
Sharma replied that she could have the surgery done again if she was unhappy, but Mahee More >
Actor Shikha Talsania’s taking her time to find roles that don’t centre on her physiology
Mitali Parekh (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 09, 2011)
It’s hard to recall where you’ve seen Shikha Talsania. She’s your sister’s sunny friend who easily becomes your best friend. As easily as she was Ranbir Kapoor’s in Wake Up Sid. And then you remember that dialogue that struck a note with everyone, “Main nahi samajhti [what failure is]? Just look at me… Roj subhe diet pe jaati hoon aur shaam tak fail ho jaati hoon.”
Being a “slightly overweight” woman is a shortcoming in an industry weighed down by the legacy of Tun-tun and Guddi Maruti. “Yeahhh… I don’t want to be the fat girl who licks her lips when she’s hungry or horny. I don’t want to be the girl on the treadmill, who collapses and then a thin girl gives her a tonic, saying, ‘Try this’. And then she becomes thin too,” says Shikha talking about the existing caricatures. “I am a plus-sized actor. My size is secondary. Fat girls also fall in love, yaar. They also have friends, and dress well. Luckily, there are many scripts that tell the truth - in every size, shape and form.”
That’s why she is just another girl on the bus with Abhishek Bachchan, in a telecom network ad. Or a middle-class girl who uses a tea packet to bribe a government employee.
More recently, she plays Aliya, the eldest daughter of the Aziz household in Deepa Mehta’s film adaptation of Midnight’s Children. “When I was in college, Seema Biswas, who is a More >
Thursday 5th May 2010 09.30 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Yamla Pagla Deewana is only film to cross 30 crore net in first week this year. Thank You is second best. There have been 12 major releases so far and the opening week figures are as follows. All figures are for Fri-Thursday period.
Yamla Pagla Deewana - 34.65 crore
Thank You - 28.92 crore
Patiala House - 24.41 crore
Dum Maaro Dum - 22.02 crore
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji - 21.01 crore
No One Killed Jessica – 19.46 crore
Tanu Weds Manu – 18.78 crore
F.A.L.T.U. - 16.34 crore
Saat Khoon Maaf – 14.73 crore
Dhobi Ghat - 12.44 crore
Yeh Saali Zindagi - 7.47 crore
Game - 6.59 crore
But Bollywood is still celebrating!
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; May 4, 2011)
It is ironical that Bollywood sees mirth in gloom. Of the 67 odd films (including the dubbed ones) that released, only six made an impact at the box office. That is a meagre 10 per cent ratio. However, Bollywood trade pundits say that the first four months of 2011 have definitely been more lucrative than the corresponding period in 2010. And that is the reason why even cynics are smiling, not scowling.
Better than 2010 The January to April 2010 period saw major turkeys like Shahid Kapoor’s Chance Pe Dance, Priyanka Chopra’s Pyaar Impossible, Amitabh Bachchan’s Teen Patti and Abhay Deol’s Road Movie to mention a few. “This year we have been lucky,” says Vajir Singh, Editor of trade journal Box Office India. “First we broke the January jinx with No One Killed Jessica and the huge hit in Yamla Pagla Deewana. Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji and Dhobi Ghat sailed through. In the World Cup season too we managed to have a runaway hit in Tanu Weds Manu.
Hits versus flops Trade analyst Taran Adarsh (Bollywood Hungama) agrees that the producers did fear the ides of March; this month didn’t have any significant release but April brought some relief in Faltu that opened well. Taran also adds that 2011 most certainly brought a smile on the faces of some distributors. “While the number of flops far outnumbered the hits, the important thing to note is that the dark horses worked. More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 26, 2011 – 12:00 IST
Though Emraan Hashmi debuted with Footpath, it was Murder which catapulted him to stardom. Emraan is now hoping that the sequel of Murder too proves to be equally lucky for him. While the original film starred Mallika Sherawat and was directed by Anurag Basu, Murder 2 has the sexy Jacqueline Fernandez paired opposite Emraan while Mohit Suri takes over the mantle of directing the film.
From the looks of it, Emraan and Jacqueline share some really steamy scenes in the film. Apparently, Jacqueline plays the centrespread model of a Playboy-ish men’s magazine. The role requires her to shed all inhibitions and most of her clothes which the Sri Lankan beauty surely doesn’t mind doing.
Emraan too has got completely in shape for this role and his chiselled torso is there for one and all to see. After recent hits like Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Emraan would be hoping that Murder 2 also clicks in a big way at the Box Office.
- By Taran Adarsh, April 25, 2011 – 13:07 IST
DUM MAARO DUM collected approx. Rs 16.5 cr in its opening weekend. The business was clearly divided – it was excellent in plexes of Mysore and Nizam circuits, but plexes in several territories ranged from average to below average. Business at single screens remained low all through the weekend, despite the holidays. Breakup:- Thu [previews] 80 lacs, Fri 5.4 cr, Sat 4.7 cr, Sun 5.6 cr.
All numbers include paid previews.
Mumbai – 6.50 crore
Delhi/UP – 3.13 crore
East Punjab – 1.17 crore
West Bengal – 86 lakhs
Bihar – 20 lakhs
CP Berar – 51 lakhs
CI – 40 lakh
Rajasthan – 49 lakhs
Nizam – 1.15 crore
Mysore – 1.21 crore
Others – 52 lakhs
TOTAL – 16.14 croreMysore Equals East Punjab for Dum Maaro Dum
Dum Maaro Dum has grossed more in Mysore than East Punjab which has never happened before for a major film. In East Punjab it collected 1.17 crore nett including paid previews while Mysore was 1.21 crore nett including paid previews.
This is because the collections are very good in Mysore but very bad in East Punjab. The East Punjab and Mysore weekend numbers for major films released this year are as follows.
No One Killed Jessica
East Punjab – 1.20 crore
Mysore – 88 lakhs
Yamla Pagla Deewana
East Punjab – 3.53 crore
Mysore – 49 lakhs
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji
East Punjab – 1.33 crore
Mysore – 62 lakhs
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After Riya Sen and Shriya Saran, Indian bowler Sreesanth has been painting the town red with Shazahn Padamsee
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 25, 2011)
Indian bowler who loves to dance in award functions, Sreesanth has recently been spotted getting a bit too close to Sharon Prabhakar and Alyque Padamsee’s daughter Shazahn.
The girl who made her big Bollywood debut in YRF’s Rocket Singh was seen painting the town red with the young cricketer.
On Friday, April 22, an eyewitness tipped off Mumbai Mirror, “Shazahn and Sreesanth have gone for a drive in South Mumbai. They are sitting pretty close.”
One must note that Sreesath who last played for Kochi against the Mumbai Indians at Wankhede, this IPL on April 15 has fallen in love with the city since then. He has been spotted in Mumbai on and off since the last match.
Shazahn too, has smartly kept away from the ongoing matches. Though the girl did meet up with her new friend afterwards. When contacted, the actress did not even deny it. She confirmed that the two had been driving around the city after the matches.
But when asked whether there was anything romantic, the girl promptly replied, “Oh, Sreesanth and I are just good friends. I am busy with my career. I am very much single. Can I call you back?”
Call back she did. And we asked her whether she found Sreesanth handsome. “Well, I can’t comment on that,” she quipped and quickly added, “He is sweet.”Shazahn and Sreesanth were caught getting More >