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It was time for cosy bonhomie. Ranbir Kapoor cancelled his out of Mumbai trip for the promotion of Anjaana Anjaani, only to stay back for the premiere of Do Dooni Char, which has his parents, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor playing the leads. And Ranbir has done this for the first time.
Our source said, “Ranbir watched the film three months ago and loved it. In fact, he told the director Habib Faisal not to change anything about the film.
He has been actively involved in everything that is happening around the film. He even gave advice to mother Neetu Singh on the film. Ranbir wanted to be by his parents’ side and that’s why he cancelled his promotional plans.”
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 5, 2010)
The Walt Disney Company (India) is on an ambitious plan of building a family entertainment brand in the country. Disney continues to touch more Indian kids and families each day through its best-in-class entertainment. Its stories and characters are universal and resonate well with Indian audiences just the way they do with the fans world over. Its movies are all about story telling with family values that evoke friendship, optimism, fun, and a sense of oneness. They inspire and remain timeless for generations. The company continues to remain focused on technology, creativity and innovation in content while reaching out to newer platforms. Starting with Do Dooni Chaar (starring husbandwife duo Rishi and Neetu Kapoor), Disney’s first live action Hindi movie, fans will now be able to buy all future Disney movie tickets, local and Hollywood, on Facebook. This new application reaches out to its audience wherever they are and provides them a convenience to enjoy the movies while connecting with friends on social networks. They can book their tickets on the portal while ‘poking’ a friend and also invite their buddies and family to watch the much-awaited Disney movies with them.
What’s fun is that they can inform all their friends with just a click that they will be watching the company’s movies each time they book tickets on the site. It’s the next level of social interaction along with an ease of staying at home and booking Disney movie tickets whenever and from wherever to avoid queues at cinemas. So, join the Duggals (Rishi-Neetu) at a cinema near you from a computer nearest to you, this Friday!
BOMBAY TIMES (TNN; October 4, 2010)
We all know that Disney is releasing the much-awaited Do Dooni Chaar and that’s their first ever in Hindi live action film! We also know that it has been produced by management guru Arindam Chaudhuri’s Planman Motion Pictures! But what we didn’t know was that Arindam has always been a Disney fan! “Oh Disney is one of the most highly mentioned case studies in my classrooms,” says Arindam expressing his appreciation for The Disney Way, one of his favourite book and must read for all IIPM students.
About the movie he says “Well, “Do Dooni Chaar” is a lower middle class school teachers journey from a scooter to a car with a stellar performance by the beautiful pair of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.” Must say, it’s been one journey from the professor’s real classroom to Disney.
By Joginder Tuteja, September 22, 2010 – 11:25 IST
Shifting ahead of Anjaana Anjaani has proven to be an expensive affair for many a filmmaker who were planning to release their movies in the month of October. One of them is Anjum Rizvi who would now be shelling out more moolah for the continued promotion of his newest production A Flat. Reason being that this Jimmy Sheirgill – Sanjay Suri starrer has now been pushed ahead all the way to November to avoid the clutter that has been created in the month of October. The film would now be releasing on 12th November even though the decision means an escalation in cost of promotion.
“It’s okay, ours is a reasonably budgeted film but I won’t mind pumping in some more money for the film’s promotion, says Rizvi who has earlier made A Wednesday and Charas with Jimmy Sheirgill, “Added promotion is only going to help the film further. People have been reacting positively to the well cut promos so far and now that we have more time in hand, there would be a lot more revealed about the true mood of the film in weeks to come.”
“A Flat should still find shows for itself since we are arriving a week later. There should be some empty space available”, says Rizvi, “In case there is any issue with that we would come on 19th November.”
Jimmy is also in agreement with his producer here. He says, “Anjum has been around for a reasonably good time to understand the rules of the game. He is a smart businessman and knows how to release his films. He won’t take any decision out of sheer emotion. If he is deciding to push the film ahead, it makes sense. This should only add on the film’s prospects in the long run.”
With Guzaarish (if at all it arrives) expected to be the only release on 19th November, A Flat could well enjoy some breathing space out of the October clutter. A good decision indeed since there are more than couple of dozen films already fighting it out in October. These are Anjaana Anjaani, Aakrosh, Crook: It’s Good To Be Bad, Jhootha Hi Sahi, Knock Out, Rakta Charitra – I, Hissss, Allah Ke Banday, Do Dooni Chaar, Benny and Babloo, Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun…, Khichdi – The Movie, Baru – The Wonder Kid, Ramayana – The Epic, Dus Tola, Impatient Vivek, Paan Singh Tomar and Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu.
Now that’s quite a line up!
Neetu Singh talks about her comeback in the movies, getting slim to inspire her husband to follow suit, and how she’s still best friends with Zeenat, Shabana, Rekha and Hema
• You did a blink-n-miss appearance in Love Aaj Kal. What makes you come back with a full-fledged role in Do Doni Chaar after 30 years?
Kuch decide nahin kiya tha. In fact, I had decided I won’t do it. I have been refusing films for years. The entire credit goes to the director of Do Dooni Chaar, Habib. My husband (Rishi) was very keen that I should hear him out. Habib simply bowled me over with his narration.
• Were you nervous for the first shot?
I won’t lie. I was nervous on the first day. I even spoke to Ranbir about it. This role is so unlike my personality. I love dressing up and here I was playing a middle-class housewife. I was asked to cut my nails, put oil in my hair and have a choti.
Ranbir explained to me that I should go with the director’s conviction and I’ll be fine. All these years I have been telling Ranbir what to do, and here he was advising me. It was such an experience. When Ranbir finally saw the film, he sent me a text message saying that ‘Mom, you are so cute in the film’. But you know what (pauses)
Do Dooni Chaar is not a comeback per se for me. I am not going to start signing up movies left, right and centre. I didn’t decide to take a break. I was working from the age of five till I was 21 years old. I don’t like a very hectic lifestyle. I am a very laidback person.
If in the future there is a film, then it mostly has to be with my family only. I must relate to it. Like I did in Do Dooni Chaar, where I play a middle-class housewife who runs her house within a certain budget.
• How can you relate to that? You married into a very rich khaandan, and had everything at your beck and call.
Yeah. But deep down, I am still a very middle-class housewife. Thanks to my roots. I think twice before I buy something. I bargain. I don’t indulge in wastage, maybe hence I am often fighting with my servants. Riddhima is just like me. She is not a spendthrift. Those values have gone into her and I am very proud of that.
• How have you maintained yourself so well?
I wanted my husband to lose weight. And I started reading and telling him what to eat and what not to eat. But he is so bindaas and happy-go-lucky. I imbibed so much from those readings that I started adopting all the measures. I think I can write a book on ‘How to get slim’. Today, I go to the gym everyday and even do kickboxing. I feel so fit, and that’s so important.
• How much has shooting for a film changed from your times?
Lots. You have vanity vans. I come from the times when we did our own make-up on the roads and changed clothes in somebody’s house. Of course, after requesting the house owner! And then most of the time, there was no dubbing or sync sound. And today, there is so much of preparatory work going on.You have bound scripts, hamare time pe lines were written on tables kept on streets.
• Are you in touch with your contemporaries?
Very much. All the time. I meet with Zeenat, Shabana, Rekha and Hema, we talk for hours. There were no bad vibes in those days. Rekha used to help me do my make-up.
• And today’s heroines can’t stand each other…
I don’t know what’s wrong. It’s pretty strange. I think it’s become too competitive.
• Competition existed even then. Tell us, how did you hold your nerve amidst top stars like Hema, Rekha, Rakhee, Zeenat, Parveen. What was going in your favour?
My age. I was the youngest in that lot. The male actors opposite me were 12-15 years older than me. They all used to mother me. Rishi Kapoor was the only one around who was my age. Dimple was a big star after Bobby, but she got married. And I was the only girl who suited him. There was no choice. I was the only girl who was known, else Rishi would have had only newcomers to work opposite him. Think of it, I think at least 20 girls debuted opposite him in his entire career.
• The average career-span of an actress has reduced from your time. Do current actresses have it in them to sustain longish runs like Hema, Rakhee, Rekha and Zeenat?
Well, Rani has been around for long. Ditto for Kajol. So, I don’t think that’s a problem. Among the newer lot, I think Priyanka Chopra is doing very well for herself and she is going to be around for a very long time.
• You have had your share of ups and downs. In hindsight, how would you rate your 30 years as a housewife?
I see these years as very fulfilling. I have two beautiful kids. I have a very good husband and lovely in-laws.
• No rules laid down by the Kapoors?
People think like that, but that’s not the case. The Kapoor khaandan is very humorous and carefree. It is also wrong to believe that they don’t let their girls work. Like Riddhima herself never wanted to get into movies. On the other hand, Ranbir wanted to be in films ever since he was five.
• Do you get ruffled when so much is written about Ranbir’s work and personal life?
Not really. The media has become very strong. But he is handling everything very well. He is quite intelligent.
• Speaking of media, a story recently reported that your neighbours are unhappy about the renovation of your house. You were making a preview theatre or a studio here.
We are not making a studio or a preview theatre. I am not going to let outsiders into my house. I am not building a theatre per se, which would hold premieres. I see no reason why anybody should object. I am not breaking any BMC rule. It’s just a home theatre we plan to have. And you see, my house has become old, wiring etc has gone awry. Have I no rights to live well?