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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, February 14, 2011 – 16:59 IST
Musicians like Lucky Ali, Sukhwinder Singh, Himesh Reshammiya, Ali Zafar and a few others have all been bitten by the acting bug. The latest to join the ‘band’ wagon is none other than Pakistan’s vocal maestro – Atif Aslam. Pakistani filmmaker Shoaib Mansoor of Khuda Kay Liye fame has cast the singer in the lead role of a doctor in his latest Pakistani flick Bol.
The attention grabbing story is based in the heart of Lahore, taking you through a journey in the life of a family experiencing the ups and downs and the problems faced between the Shia and the Sunni Muslim communities. While the older generation clings on to the pain and separation, their younger counterparts would love to forgive and forget. The Pakistani thriller is slated to release later this year.
During shooting, in New Zealand, for Players, Neil Nitin Mukesh had broken his finger.
However, his insistence on continuing to shoot has made the injury worse, causing a fracture, of his little finger, on his left hand, in three places.
Doctors have had to insist that Mukesh rest his hand, in a cast, for five weeks.
Mukesh tells us, “I’m not a reckless person. But, one has to be professional and weigh the pros and cons.
When a heap of things fell on my hand, during an action sequence that Allan Amin was directing, in New Zealand and I insisted on doing my own stunts I knew my finger was hurt.
It had gone numb. But, to cancel shooting would have meant immense losses for Abbas and Mustan. I couldn’t bear that. So, I bore the pain instead.”
He also tells us that if the fracture does not heal properly, he might require surgery.
By Tehelka.com, February 7, 2011 – 09:45 IST
Sharmila Tagore tells RISHI MAJUMDER why the censor board is not running a popularity contest
Sharmila Tagore completes her tenure with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on 5 February. But she has been requested to stay on till the CBFC finds a suitable successor. During Tagore’s tenure, the CBFC has come into conflict with a radically changing film industry. Scenes have been cut, adult certificates doled out, and some films denied certification altogether. At her home in Vasant Vihar in New Delhi, the 64-year-old sits relaxed against a cushy sofa. Rugs line the floor. The walls are covered with art and family photographs. She sips a cup of tea as TEHELKA brings up the criticism levelled against her as chairperson of the CBFC. “I have been misquoted in the papers,” she says. “But we have to put our side there as well.” And she begins to reply – adamant at times, but never losing that calm. Edited excerpts:
The documentary Inshallah Football has been awarded an A certificate for a scene where a former militant spoke about being tortured. Now its main markets – TV broadcasting, satellite channels, cable and DTH are closed. No distributor will pick it up. Isn’t this a virtual ban? The CBFC is not familiar with the exhibition process of documentary films. The producer was invited to a meeting for his point of view but he didn’t come, citing personal reasons. This film, with that scene, had to be given More >
The actor fell off a horse and injured his leg while shooting for Raja Bundela’s Son of Flower
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 31, 2011)
Veteran actor Kulbhushan Kharbanda is seriously injured.
Kharbanda had an accident while shooting for Raja Bundela’s film, Son of Flower. The actor fell from a horse and injured his leg with multiple fractures.Kulbhushan Kharbanda
The incident happened around a fortnight ago. Kharbanda was immediately rushed to a hospital. He is now bedridden and will be out of action for nearly three months.
When contacted, Raja Bundela, the director of the film said, “We were shooting at Panna in MP when Kulji fell off the horse. I am extremely sad that he got injured during my shooting.
While riding a horse, the actor got a bit too excited and had a fall. A horseshoe injured him. We normally take all the precautions but these things happen and no one has control over such mishaps and accidents.”
When contacted, a convalescing Karbanda said, “The doctor has advised me to take rest. I don’t know when I will be fit again, but it is a long process.
It might take at least three months. I have two fractures and right now, I can’t shoot, as I can’t even get up from my bed. The doctor will decide as to when I might be able to get back on my feet.”
We wish him a speedy recovery.
Bollywood is not all about glitz and glamour; there’s hardship too. Kangna Ranaut chose to stick to all her commitments despite suffering from very high temperature.
Though the actress has been advised bed rest by her doctors, Kangna has shoots lined up back to back This includes one song in Tanu Weds Manu, and entire shooting schedules for Dhamaal 2 and Rascals.Rana Chakraborty
Kangna’s friend said, “Three days ago when Kangna was doing the promotions of her film Tanu Weds Manu on TV reality show, Zor Ka Jhatka, the actress felt so weak that a doctor had to be called to the sets.
Kangna has viral fever and is very weak but is continuously shooting for all her commitments. The doctor has been accompanying her to all her shoots.”
Tanu Weds Manu director Aanand L. Rai says “Kangna has been down with a viral fever over the last few days. It’s been quite bad, but she has a very tight schedule with travel planned for another film.
Despite fever, she made time to shoot for the climax and a song. She is also doing promotional activities for the film. We appreciate her professionalism.”
Shamin Desai, co-founder of Channel [V] and ad filmmaker, passed away on Tuesday night
Vishwas Kulkarni (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 20, 2011) SHAMIN DESAI (February 5, 1966 — January 18, 2011)
He earned quick fame for his ability to conjure characters like Aunty 303 at Channel [V]; he made even faster cash as an ad filmmaker in the late ‘90s.
His penchant for hip became a tad outdated at the cusp of the millennium when he made Auroville 316, a feature film inspired by the American indie road flick genre, and one, given his notorious vanities, no one saw.
He had a hollow leg; he drank like a fish. It was a habit that eventually got him. By the time the stomach cancer was detected it had spread to the liver and other parts. But even when the malaise had reduced him to a gaunt shadow one could see how badly he wished to live.
Even as doctors gave up hope and prepared his wife for the worst, former colleagues did visit him with collaborative possibilities, not out of condescension, but with the hope that the spark that had brought so much wit to music television at the dawn of India’s economic liberalization might still be rekindled.
It could have been a thought ticking in his mind as well in those final hours. Because it was clear to him, as he often quoted to his buddies over copious pegs at Hotel Godwin in Colaba, that all you ever needed to make a movie was a girl and a gun.Shamin Desai (circled) with his colleagues at Mudra circa More >
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; January 2, 2011)
Mumbai: An FIR has been lodged against actor Tulip Joshi in Kerala for cheating. The producers of the film Dam999 have alleged that she took advance payment of Rs 8.5 lakh to act in the film but did not honour the contract.
Joshi, however, denied the allegations. She said, “I had fallen ill and even mailed the number of doctor so they could cross-check. I was waiting for the production house to call me back for shooting, but I found later that they had replaced me with another actor. I had blocked by dates for the film because of which I lost out on other assignments and money.”
Line producer of the film, Vinod Unnithan said they had signed Joshi for Rs 14 lakh and paid her 50% in advance. “After two days of shooting, she wanted to go to Delhi and promised to come back. We booked her tickets but we got a call from her saying that she was not well. She asked us to postpone the shoot, which we did. Later, she alleged that her role was not good enough and didn’t want to continue with the project. We replaced her with Megha Burman, a newcomer.”
The director of the film, Sohan Roy, said, “We have lost Rs 50 lakh because of Joshi. We don’t know how the distributors will react to a new actor.”
Unnithan said, “I even visited the flat at Pali Hill, where she had signed the contract, but she wasn’t there. Her friend threatened us that he had connections in high places and would shut down our production More >
Claude Marie Dutt De Cavey suffered a cerebral stroke and was hospitalised. She went into coma and eventually passed away
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 29, 2010)
Jackie Shroff’s wife Ayesha lost her mother, Claude Marie Dutt De Cavey, on Friday, November 25. She passed away at 4.30 pm at a suburban hospital in the city.
Claude Marie suffered a cerebral stroke on November 17 and was hospitalised soon after. Reminiscing the traumatic day, Ayesha says, “That day, my mother had just finished bathing.
She was about to get ready, as she had invited a few friends for lunch. But she called me to say that she was feeling very uneasy. I called the doctor, who asked me to admit her to a hospital immediately.”Ayesha Shroff (left) with her daughter Krishna and mother, Claude Marie Dutt De Cavey (right)
On the way to the hospital, Claude slipped into coma. Laments Ayesha, “After that, she never opened her eyes. Her heart stopped beating on Friday morning. The doctors revived her for a brief period but by afternoon, her condition deteriorated further.”
Incidentally, this was Claude’s second cerebral stroke. “My mom was based in Belgium. Two years ago, she had come to stay with us. At that time, she suffered a mild cerebral stroke but the doctors saved her. After that, she never went back to Belgium. But this time…” breaking into sobs, Ayesha adds, “My mother is gone. I don’t know how to cope with this loss. She was very close to More >
Farah Khan is in acute pain as her left wrist has become completely immobile.
The choreographer-turned-director’s wrist bones have collapsed under stress for having worked too hard for the past few days.
A source close to Farah says, “She has been carrying her triplets Czar, Diva and Anya together in her arms quite a lot lately.
She doesn’t think twice before lifting up two kids at a time, which has harmed her wrists over time. She tried a lot of painkillers, sprays and ointments but none of them worked.”
Farah’s family members are very worried. Apparently, doctors have now advised her to undergo extensive tests.
When contacted, Farah said, “I am headed to get an MRI done.” Here is a mantra for you, Farah Om Shanti Om.