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Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; February 19, 2011)
She is hot, young and has got a good headstart in Bollywood. Shazahn Padamsee is certainly a newcomer to watch out for. This blue-chip girl who joins the league of young talent like Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonam Kapoor, isn’t insecure about anyone because she reasons, “No one is my competition. Every one of us has something new to offer. I cannot compete with anyone because she is not the same person as me. She will have something unique. There is enough space for everyone and no one has to go for another’s throat.”
Rocket Singh didn’t set the box office on fire but Shazahn got heads to turn in her debut opposite the charismatic Ranbir Kapoor. The recently released Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (DTBHJ), has pitchforked her to the list of commercially successful girls in showbiz. “Rocket Singh gave me a great start. A film’s collection is in the hands of the audiences but the fact that I managed to make a mark makes me happy. I’m a positive person and I took forward the positioning Rocket Singh gave me,” she says.
Shazahn adds, “DTBHJ has given me everything that a youngster like me could have asked for. I have to thank Madhur Bhandarkar for trusting me and mentoring me. It was a big party on the sets. I’m overwhelmed with the response that I have got for this film. I’m in a great More >
Tisca Chopra says she’s loving the accolades she’s getting for her new sexy avatar in her latest release
Elina Priyadarshini Nayak (BOMBAY TIMES; February 10, 2011)
She etched a place for herself in the minds of the audiences beautifully, playing a dedicated homemaker in Taare Zameen Par. And now she is basking in the accolades for her hot and sexy avatar of an ultra glam socialite in Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji. In a candid chat with BT, Tisca speaks about working with Madhur Bhandarkar and her upcoming projects.
‘A PLEASANT SURPRISE’
Tisca’s performance in DTBHJ is being widely appreciated, and she’s glad, for it, she says. “I am slightly surprised because I was not expecting such a huge response for my oomph factor.” So what kind of compliments is she getting? “In TZP everybody felt sympathetic towards me, but this time I have received some amazing reactions. My account on my social networking site has crashed with comments, especially from men asking me out on a date. In fact, my husband hugged Madhur after watching the film. Sanjay told him — “I haven’t seen my wife like this before, and she has grown as an actor””
‘MADHUR BELIEVED IN ME’
“It’s difficult for someone to break an image that Aamir Khan had created, and only a gutsy director like Madhur could see the potential in me to do Anushka Narang.” The movie has some real hot scenes with co-star Emraan Hashmi. Was she a bit skeptical about working with the ‘serial kisser’? “Not at More >
Ajay Devgn says he’s got the box office numbers because he’s different
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; February 6, 2011)
Madhur Bhandarkar and Kumar Mangat Pathak’s Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is Ajay Devgn’s third comedy within a span of a year. The earlier two were Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge and Golmaal-3.
DTBHJ took a promising start; naturally Ajay keeps signing on more comedies each season. Says he, “I’m the kind of actor who will sign up for any script that I’m convinced about. But, it is sheer coincidence that my last few films have either been madcap comedies or action thrillers. Most actors are stuck in a groove. Some are kings of romance and others are action junkies. I’m one of the fortunate few artistes in Bollywood who has been able to juggle my films successfully.’’
The actor believes that the audience wants an actor to constantly evolve. “Predictable is boring, I’m not. I strive to do different films, because each year I have three to four releases. The audience has tall expectations from me.’’
The last five months of the year will see some jampacked action for this extremely talented actor, who has Rohit Shetty’s remake of Singham and Bol Bachchan,
Priyadarshan’s Tezz and David Dhawan’s Rascals lined up for release.
Obviously with the tide flowing in his direction, the once laidback actor isn’t even thinking in terms of slowing down. “I’d be lying if I say I don’t get tired working throughout the year. Of course I do. For a More >
By Subhash K. Jha, February 1, 2011 – 11:09 IST
They first knocked off the ‘s’ word and even the ‘v’ word (virginity) from the promos. Now they’ve restricted his film’s audience by giving it an Adults Only certificate.
Madhur Bhandarkar is livid with the censors. Though he quietly accepted the ‘Adults Only’ certificate from the censor board for his new film Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji (DTBHJ), the director now feels that the film got labeled an Adults film because his reputation precedes his cinema.
DTBHJ opened to a relatively smaller crowd because kids and families stayed away.
Says a source close to the harried filmmaker, “The film lost twenty percent of its audience because of the Adult rating. The minute the audience hears a film is for Adults Only and that it’s a sex comedy, the families stay away. I don’t mean to question the censors’ decision. But I wonder how DTBHJ qualifies as adult entertainment?! It’s a harmless and entertaining look at courtship and romance in the metropolis. What is shocking about three guys looking for female company?”
Interestingly Bhandarkar’s film has no lewd references or double meanings, no shots of cleavages and thighs. “There were scores of situations in the script where I could’ve put in some off-colour masti. But I kept it all within limits. I’ve my own code of censorship which my conscience won’t allow me to break,” observes the source.
Even more exasperating is the fact the film’s promotional trailers on television have More >
Ajay Devgn is confident that his new film will keep people in splits
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; January 28, 2011)
It’s been a while since a genuine, rib-tickling comedy hit the silver screen and Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, presented by Bhandarkar Entertainment and Wide Frame Pictures, that releases today, promises to entertain with its paisa-vasool content.
This slice-of-life film is a light-hearted romantic comedy with an ensemble cast spearheaded by Ajay Devgn — perhaps the actor who has had the most fantastic year of all in 2010. Ajay is certainly shouldering a lot of responsibility as the industry is expecting a hit from him again.
“The USP of the film is that it is a comedy,” says Ajay, adding, “I have seen how the film has turned out and I’m a relaxed man right now. It has all the right ingredients of becoming a big hit. As an actor I do know that there is expectation from me to deliver a hit and I’m hoping people will love our movie.”
Ajay plays the role of Naren Ahuja, a manager at a multinational bank who has filed for divorce, and has been paired opposite Shazahn Padamsee. DTBHJ is his sixth comedy and he has struck gold at the box office with all his previous five including the Golmaal series (three films), All The Best and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge.
“Comedy is the soul of the film and the script is super. It has created so many moments and situations for comedy that will leave you in splits. I think people of all More >
BOMBAY TIMES (January 22, 2011)
Shazahn Padamsee is super excited about Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji that is releasing worldwide on January 28. It’s a big deal for a girl in her early 20s to have worked with such a big star cast including Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Omi Vaidya. Best of all, she’s the fun-loving love interest of these men in the film. Shooting sessions were full on humour, pranks and good fun, but of course there was serious work being done alongside. Knowing Madhur Bhandarkar, who is a considerate filmmaker, he always extracts the very best from his actors and Shazahn was only too happy to be cast by him. “I evolved as an actor during the shoots. Ajay gave me tips on how to get the timing right. Omi is a witty man and Emraan showed me how he cruised through his initial films. All of this boosted my determination, and I stayed focussed,” she says. Playing the character of June Pinto from Bandra, Shazahn says that she’s a lot like June herself. “I even dress up like June,” she adds. Coming from a theatre background, this PYT was anxious in the beginning but Madhur calmed her nerves and selected her without a single audition or screenplay session. “With such trust, I had to rise to the occasion. Now I am ready to face the audiences reaction. My fingers are crossed,” she confessed with a smile. On the release day January 28, she intends to watch DTBHJ with the aam janta at Galaxy cinema and get first-hand reactions.
Ajay and Emraan talk of emotions and temptations
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; January 11, 2011)
In their last outing, Milan Luthria’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai — one of the biggest hits of 2010, intense lover-boy Ajay Devgn and serial-kisser Emraan Hashmi rocked. Different as they are in acting styles, looks and screen mannerisms, these actors portrayed their ‘screen lover act’ with precision. Ajay was his brooding self, making women go weak-kneed with just the flip of his eyelids and the passion in those searing dark eyes; Emraan was the louder, more robust lover, using his physicality to convey his feelings. The outcome was terrific. Both men managed to strike goals in their individualistic style.
Guess what, now they’re back in Madhur Bhandarkar and Kumar Mangat Pathak’s naughty comedy Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji releasing on January 28.
Says a trade consultant, “This time the magic will be a little different. Ajay and Emraan play lovers with a difference, but the bottom line is that they’re both men seeking love, who’ll do anything to keep that emotion alive.’’ According to trade circles, DTBHJ is a film that is targeted at the youth. Distributors feel that while the 18-25 year old target group is keen to check out this slice-of-life romantic comedy with an interesting babe quotient (three hot girls), there is also tremendous curiosity about this film in the 25-40 age bracket because each of the heroes is giving his own love More >
BOMBAY TIMES (January 10, 2010)
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (DTBHJ), directed and produced by Madhur Bandarkar, might be a slice of life film about three men and their romantic adventures, but like all Madhur’s movies, it also has very well etched out and strong characters that get as much prominence as the boys. Madhur has a new card up his sleeve in hot and sexy debutant Shraddha Das, who is playing 3 Idiots wonder Omi Vaidya’s love interest. She plays the role of Omi’s dream girl Gungun who is a radio jockey wanting to be a famous actress. Shraddha says, “Getting a substantial, performance oriented role in my favourite director’s movie is the biggest and best dream break I could ever ask for coming from a non-film background. Madhur is a very easy and fun director to work with, contrary to his serious films image. DTBHJ, despite being a romantic comedy, has a major realistic touch to it and my character too, definitely.” Also produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, the movie is set to release on January 28. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya, Shruti Haasan, Ritupurna Gosh, Tisca Chopra and Shazahn Padamsee.