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The animation project which is an adaptation of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, might not see the light of day at least for another one year
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 01, 2011)
Ever wondered what’s been happening to the ambitious animation project based on KJo’s 1998 blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai? Well, the Tarun Mansukhani and Vishal Sonawane directed Koochie Koochie Hota Hai has been lying on the shelf for quite some time now. Mumbai Mirror finds out why…
A source close to the film said, “Koochie Koochie Hota Hai should have released in 2009. Then they released the promo of the film with My Name is Khan in February 2010. It was then expected to release in 2010.
Later they said that they would release it in 2011. The latest is that the film will not see the light of day for the next twelve months at least.”
Explaining the inordinate delay, our source revealed, “Karan and Tarun started going slow on the film after the Saif-Kareena Yash Raj animation film Roadside Romeo bit the dust. The market for animation films in India has still not picked up, it’s good only on the mythological front.
A buzz around the film will have to be created so that there is scope for this animated version, and only then, Karan and Tarun will go ahead with the film.”
“Also, the dubbing of the film is yet to be completed. The pending animation work will take around three days of work,” he added.
Does the film have buyers? “Well, that’s not a problem. The buyer is in place. More >
Overworked with promotional trips for No One Killed Jessica and day-long shoots for Sujoy Ghosh’s untitled next, Vidya suffers from a dizzy spell at a multiplex in Hyderabad
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 17, 2010)
If old Bollywood flicks had damsels in distress faint with shock on reel, today’s heroines are doing it in real life. Vidya Balan is the latest one to join the ‘too-stressed-to-stand’ fainting club along with Piggy Chops and Katrina. With the short expiry date on the female-actor package, Vidya is doing too much, too soon.
While promoting her latest flick No One Killed Jessica at a multiplex in Hyderabad, Vidya passed out for a few minutes. Thankfully, the crew members of the film were with her and ready to offer a helping hand. But playing guardian angel was none other than co-star Rani Mukherjee.
A source that was with her at the promotional event said, “Vidya has not had a break since the past five months. Her schedule has been extremely hectic for the past few weeks. She is sleeping for barely 2-3 hours a day.
She definitely needs some rest. Last afternoon, we reached the multiplex where a promotional event for No One Killed Jessica. She told Rani and a couple of people next to her that she was not feeling well.
“A chair was brought for her and she passed out for a couple of minutes. Rani told the crew members to get something sweet for her and water. She was given all these and she sat down for some time. Rani More >
Exhausted from shooting one film by day and dubbing for another by night, Balan finally broke down on the sets
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 06, 2010)
Shooting all day in sweaty crowded outdoor location for one film and dubbing for another film has taken its toll on Vidya Balan’s health. After Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan has suffered a health setback caused by acute overwork. The actress suffered from nervous exhaustion in Kolkata, where she is working on Sujoy Ghosh’s film.
The incident happened earlier this week when the actress was burning the midnight oil for over a month shooting during day-time for one film and dubbing another. Suddenly in the middle of shooting, Vidya burst into tears and loud wracking sobs. A stunned silence followed. The unit was naturally shocked since there was outwardly no provocation.
Says Vidya, “Yes, it happened a few days ago and it scared the hell out of me and everyone in the unit. I am not prone to tantrums or outbursts.
I don’t know what happened to me. I just broke down. It was work pressure. In the past three months I didn’t have a day’s respite. It was crazy. I was shooting all day for Sujoy’s film in Kolkata.
Then director Rajkumar Gupta’s people had flown to Kolkata for my dubbing of No One Killed Jessica because that is releasing on January 7. So I was dubbing in the night. It was tough schedule. I guess I overdid it.
My breakdown was as much a shock to me as it was More >
By Joginder Tuteja, October 25, 2010 – 12:55 IST
This is turning out to be an unimaginably busy year ahead for Deepika Padukone. She started off 2010 with Karthik Calling Karthik. Later she was seen in Housefull and it wasn’t too while ago when she enacted the role of a blind girl in Lafangey Parindey. Well, picture abhi baaki hai, literally so, as before the year ends, she would also be seen in Break Ke Baad and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.
While this wasn’t strenuous enough, there is more. Both her new releases would be literally arriving back to back. While Ashutosh Gowariker had announced 3rd December as the release date for his Abhishek Bachchan starrer Khelein Hum…. many months ago, Kunal Kohli’s Break Ke Baad (with Imran Khan in lead) too joined the race by declaring 26th November as the D-day.
“This means double the stress for Deepika”, comments an industry veteran, “It is an entirely different ballgame today when it comes to the release of a film. One just can’t rest after the dubbing of the film. There are ‘hazaar’ promotional events involved, not just pre as well as post the release of a film. Moreover, there are other commitments of a celebrity as well which are not just related to the films.”
All of this means that Deepika would be promoting both her new releases in a parallel manner. When at least a month long commitment is a given for the promotion of any major film, it would be interesting to see how Deepika manages it all for two movies in a More >
By Subhash K. Jha, October 23, 2010 – 11:56 IST
Bhavna Talwar rushed off to the prestigious Doha Tribeca Film Festival, where she is part of the distinguished 4-member jury along with Salma Hayek, English director Nick Moran (of Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels fame) and the Bosnian director Danis Tanovic of (No Man’s Land fame).
She is somewhat worried about her second directorial venture Happi; Pankaj Kapoor’s only acting assignment. Earlier, Bhavna had directed Pankaj in the intensely moving Dharm. If Pankaj Kapoor, the director is eagerly awaited, Pankaj Kapoor, the actor is no less looked forward to.
Sadly, we won’t be getting to see Pankaj for a very long time on screen. Not that he doesn’t have an acting assignment. But the one project that he chose as an actor is Bhavna Talwar’s Happi. Almost completed a year ago, only Pankaj Kapoor’s dubbing needs to be done.
Apparently, Pankaj who had assured the director that the dubbing of Happi, where he plays a common man on the streets of Mumbai inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s characters, would be completed during a break between the schedules of Mausam, would now do so only after his directorial debut is complete.
This ‘sacrifice’ is a father’s spontaneous gesture to his son. Says a source, “Pankaj ji is not happy with the way some of Shahid’s recent films have gone. He feels Shahid needs that one big epic push which Mausam can give him. And Pankaj ji wants to focus entirely on building that one monumental film which More >
Gul Panag and the director of her film Turning 30, are screaming at each other over a botched dubbing schedule; producer Prakash Jha has acted as a mediator
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 11, 2010)
The young female director of Turning 30, Alankrita Shrivastava, is not having it easy in Bollywood. She has had a cat fight with her actress Gul Panag.
Supposedly, after Gul Panag finished dubbing for the film, the entire hard disk containing the dub crashed (obviously they hadn’t heard of back-ups!). So Alankrita requested Gul to re-dub the film. Ms Panag was not too pleased but she agreed.
However, Alankrita called her again; no hard disk had crashed this time, but Alankrita was not happy with the re-dub and wanted to dub yet again. This is when Gul wigged out.
Producer of the film Prakash Jha acted as the mediator, but Alankrita and Gul are not the best of friends anymore.
When contacted, Alankrita said, “That’s rubbish. Gul is a very committed actor. She has always co-operated with me. We did have to re-dub the film. All the actors had to. And she has done a terrific job. There’s no question of a fall-out.”
Gul Panag, also being diplomatic. says, “Alankrita is very particular about what she wants. It’s hard work to get it right. But we’re both totally committed to doing our best for the film.” We recommend they watch Brian de Palma’s Blow Out, set in a dubbing studio, and make up! It’s a good scream.
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
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 20, 2010)
• 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 More >
The actress is very upset because the promos of Boney Kapoor’s Milenge Milenge seem to suggest that she’s back on track with Shahid Kapoor
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 29, 2010) Kareena Kapoor
Bebo is angry. And Boney Kapoor’s film Milenge Milenge is to blame. The film is finally releasing and the promos are on in full swing. But Kareena, the leading lady of the film, is upset about Boney Kapoor using the line `They are back together’ in the promos.
It is obvious that Kareena wants to stay as far away from her ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor as possible. Hence, something that merely suggests that she and Shahid were once together, has miffed her.
Kareena is also feeling cheated because she went out of her way to help Boney Kapoor finish the film. Our source says, “Kareena and Shahid broke up long ago and the film was stuck for various reasons. Before Boney decided to release the film, Kareena had to help him by completing the leftover dubbing. She also did a photo shoot for the promotion of the film so it does not look dated.
Shahid, on his part, shot for a music video. But Kareena was shocked when she saw the promos that read `They are back together’, as though reiterating the fact that they broke up and have now patched up.The credit card that got Kareena’s goat
Kareena told a couple of friends that it was not fair that despite helping Boney complete the film and facilitating its release, he did this. She is More >
In an industry where being selfless gets you nowhere, Ajay Devgn stands apart. Recently, he came to the rescue of Dinesh Patel, the man who gave him his first blockbuster break, Phool Aur Kante. Despite his busy schedule, Ajay took time out to finish dubbing and shooting for the film Naam, produced by Dinesh Patel and directed by Anees Bazmee.Ajay Devgn
Though Sameera Reddy replaced Priyanka Chopra, who walked out of the film after shooting some scenes, Naam had been held up for over five years.
Our source says, “Most of the actors don’t like their long-delayed films to be released because it does more harm to their image instead of benefitting it. Not Ajay Devgn though. Always grateful to Patel for giving him his first big break, Ajay decided to bail him out of this hopeless situation. The recovery of the film will not be more than seven crores, whereas the cost of releasing it is three times more.”
When contacted, Patel confirms, “Yes we are planning to release the film soon. Ajay and Anees have completed their job and we are looking at an August release.” But the producer can’t but lament the delay in the film, “It took so long because Priyanka Chopra walked out after shooting a few scenes. She suddenly felt that she had become a very big heroine. Then we got Sameera Reddy. But we still didn’t have Ajay’s dates. Later, Aneesbhai also got busy with his projects and I was also unwell for a year.”
Ajay’s help is the light at More >
THE TIMES OF INDIA (June 6, 2010)
Forty-eight hours ago, “Raajneeti”, the film, opened to good reviews, fuelling talk that Katrina Kaif was here to stay as Bollywood’s reigning diva. Not so, says the actress, the real star is the movie, not the actor. She talks marriage, Salman Khan and her “foreign” accent with Bharati Dubey. Excerpts:
“Raajneeti” has given ballast to your status as Bollywood’s Queen Bee, hasn’t it?
• It is a very kind sentiment. But a lot of work has gone into the making of “Raajneeti”. I worked on getting the accent right for 25 days during the dubbing of the film. A lot of tears, heated discussions went into it till we finally got it right. It is too early to say if the film is a success but there are positive reactions. Besides, I also feel the trend is changing. Today it is the film which is the star.
Many doubts were expressed when you accepted the role. • That’s one-hundred per cent true! My accent was perennially discussed. But there was one good outcome — everybody agreed that my accent blended well in the movie. My victory was about overcoming the language hurdle.
“Raajneeti” is said to be inspired by the Mahabharata. Were you aware that another film, “Kalyug”, was on the same lines, with Rekha playing Draupadi’s role? • Yes, just a week before the release of “Raajneeti”, a friend told me that the film reminded her of “Kalyug”. It is a good thing that I didn’t see the film, otherwise I would’ve got More >