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Throw a stone and you are likely to hit someone who is offended by a film. With the surge in cases against filmmakers, the industry clamours for clarity
Shubha Shetty (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 26, 2013)
Chennai-based advocate P Balambal has filed a case against Jolly LLB, alleging the film suggests it is jolly to be a lawyer when in reality, it is not so.
While this may be dismissed as an example of taking one’s profession a bit too seriously, fact is, it is just the latest in a cache of cases against various films pending in courts across the country.
Indeed, the one persistent complaint seems to be “my sentiments have been hurt”; be it a scene, dialogue, song, dance or title of any film based on any topic. And though some such cases may arise out of genuine concern, others appear to be quick fixes for instant publicity or financial gain.
Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios, producers of Jolly LLB, said: “The series of legal notices slapped on Fox Star Studios regarding our latest film Jolly LLB is evidence of increasing intolerance among fringe groups, who, if they have their way, won’t let cultural freedom flourish. The recent observation by SC judges, ‘Don’t watch the film if it offends you’ is an incisive pointer to discourage such elements. The fact that the film is a big hit is proof that the common man is far more tolerant. We need to ensure that culture vultures don’t run us over.”
Rahul Dholakia, who dealt with cases against both Parzania and Lamhaa, said: “Bollywood More >
Kavya Christopher and Lata Srinivasan (BOMBAY TIMES; October 10, 2012)
While Mollywood star Prithviraj catches Rani Mukerji’s fancy in Aiyyaa, where she wants to marry a tall, dark and handsome (TDH) South Indian, Sudeep’s lead role in his next, Makkhi, is grabbing eyeballs, too. Yes, ‘cool and sexy’ TDH South Indian actors are in season in Bollywood!
When we spoke to Prithviraj about the south stereotype in Aiyyaa, he said, “This movie shows South Indianism as very attractive. In the movie, Rani plays a girl who finds everything about South Indianism — smell, colour, looks, complexion — very cool and sexy. It sort of puts all south Indian characteristics in a way that Bollywood has not looked at it before.” In fact, the actor is keen on doing more Bollywood flicks. As for Sudeep, he’s five films old in Bollywood and is enjoying the offbeat films he does here.
An influx of South Indian actors is headed to Bollywood. Tollywood star Rana Daggubati sizzled with Bipasha Basu in Dum Maaro Dum; his peer, Ram Charan Teja, is all set to romance Priyanka Chopra as the angry young man in the Zanjeer remake.
Earlier, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Mohanlal, three of the South icons, had forayed into mainstream Bollywood. Today, South actor Prakash Raj is one of the most sought-after villains in Hindi cinema.
OTHER SOUTH STARS IN BOLLYWOOD While Tollywood star Rana Daggubati was seen in Dum Maro Dum, his contemporary Ram Charan Teja will be launched in Bollywood in the Zanjeer More >
The actor sets the record straight about his alleged linkup with his ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ costar
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; June 30, 2012)
We caught up with Rana Daggubati on the sets of his next Telugu film and the actor was rather forthcoming in speaking out about his much talked about ‘relationship’ with former co-star Bipasha Basu.
You are often referred to as the Casanova of Tollywood… I think I don’t even know what it exactly means! My movements are not restricted like other actors. I am a friendly guy and people often misunderstand my friendliness for being flirtatious. But when I hear such things, I feel somewhere I am doing something right (laughs)!
Are you friends with your exes? Am I friend with my exes? Oh yeah, very much!
What about Bipasha? Bipasha was never my girlfriend. I don’t know where these reports come from. I am seeing someone and I will share the details once I am sorted in my life. No matter what you say, people just believe what they want to believe.
Were you sad after Department tanked at the box office? Nobody knows what Friday will bring. The reviews for the film were not good but I acquired a lot of working knowledge while shooting for Department. I always wanted to play the role of a cop and my role was appreciated.
What next in Bollywood? I have been receiving a lot of offers after Department, but nothing has interested me. But I will be rounding up on a couple of projects by the end of next month. I believe in doing one film at a time. I also More >
Saturday 7th May 2011 09.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
CHALO DILLI had a poor first week of around 5.50 crore nett. The film has done okay business in the Delhi/NCR.
SHOR IN THE CITY also had a poor first week of around 3 crore nett.
DUM MAARO DUM fell around 75% in week two as it recorded 5.75 crore nett business in week two. The two week total is 28.50 crore nett. FLOP
By Joginder Tuteja, May 7, 2011 – 14:26 IST
No one may be saying that yet but the battle lines have clearly been drawn between Asin and Zarine. ‘Sabse Favourite Kaun’ could well be the question for Salman who has ensured that both women, who are currently on his ‘I-am-going-to-make-them-superstar’ list, do get their share of fun and fame as he gets ‘ready’ for his next outing.
“As of now, Salman isn’t playing a favourite here but the fact remains that both Asin and Zarine are vying for his attention”, says a source attached to the film, “It is known to all that Asin is his leading lady in the film while Zarine is just for the song and dance sequence. Still, to ensure that his ‘Character Dheela‘ jig with Zarine doesn’t steal Asin’s thunder, he has gone an extra mile to make his ‘ Dhinka Chika‘ with her as extra special.”
Resultantly, added emphasis has been placed on ‘Dhinka Chika‘ to make it stand out from the crowd.
Meanwhile Zarine is happy that after a classy portrayal in her debut film Veer, she has now managed immediate attention for herself courtesy her ‘bindaas’ act in ‘Character Dheela‘. Asin is closely studying this as well and wants to make sure that with ‘Dhinka Chika‘ she gets her share of action.
“No actress would want to go through the route that Bipasha had to for Dum Maaro Dum“, says a trade insider, “Despite her being the sole leading lady in the film, it was Deepika’s item number for the title song that grabbed maximum eyeballs. Now 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
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 2, 2011 – 16:44 IST
The wonder-kid Darsheel Safary was recently live on Bollywood Hungama‘s video chat talking about his action-adventure film Zokkomon. For all those who missed this fun-filled session, here are the excerpts:
Ajay : hi darsheel how are you? Darsheel Safary : Ajay…i am good
~zEUs~ : tell us about zokomon? Darsheel Safary : zeus….its an action adventure filmDarsheel Safary : zeus….its an action adventure film
Niraj : please tell us how did you get your break in taare zameen par Darsheel Safary : Niraj…through Shiamak Davar
Ibrahim Dam : All the best for Zokkomon Darsheel…. Darsheel Safary : Thanks Ibrahim
madhatter : what was it like shooting for the film Darsheel Safary : madhatter….It was an amazing experience becos I got to learn 2 things- one was the action by William Ong (the stunt director of JackieChan) and secondly the visual effects by Prana Studios ( IRON MAN and Tron Legacy)Darsheel Safary : madhatter….It was an amazing experience becos I got to learn 2 things- one was the action by William Ong (the stunt director of JackieChan) and secondly the visual effects by Prana Studios ( IRON MAN and Tron Legacy)
Ajay : is it a kid film? Darsheel Safary : no Ajay…its a complete family entertainer
Niraj : did you always wished to work in films? Darsheel Safary : Niraj….its my passion
madhatter : the papers have quoted that u charge a large fee… is that u or ur parents who decide? Darsheel Safary : More >
Frankspeak with Abhishek Bachchan
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; May 3, 2011)
Abhishek Bachchan is juggling three mobile phones. The actor has been getting kudos for his sensitive performance in Dum Maaro Dum from the industry, the media and friends. The superstar son is happy that despite the IPL craze, DMD has managed good numbers. AB junior, who has been travelling non stop to various cities for the film promotions, admits that it is the first time in weeks that he has actually managed to put his feet up and relax. Excerpts from the interview:
So with DMD’s success, brand AB is looking strong again? Honestly, I was very nervous before the film’s release. It felt like I was giving my 10th standard exams all over again. Of course, I’m happy with the congratulatory messages I got for my performance. Also the reactions on the social networking sites have been encouraging. DMD has already covered most of its costs. Satellite has taken care of a fair percentage; the rest has come from the box office.
Eleven years into the business; are you still affected by praise and criticism? That will always be the case. When people criticise you (I have been getting a lot of that until Dum Maaro Dum came) it shows that they still care. That is the sign of success. Indifference is what kills an actor. Extreme love and extreme hate are welcome. At least, you evoke a response. It means you still matter. What more can a performer ask for? You know that More >
- By Taran Adarsh, April 29, 2011 – 13:43 IST
DUM MAARO DUM collected approx. Rs 22.8 cr to Rs 23.8 cr nett in Week 1. The film permormed very well at multiplexes of Mysore, Nizam and Bengal circuits, but elsewhere, the response at plexes ranged from average to below average. Single screens, however, remained dull
DUM MAARO DUM was below the mark in week one with around 22.50 crore nett. The 8th day has seen a huge fall with collections 80-85% lower than first day. The film is looking at 30 crore nett lifetime business.
THANK YOU grossed around total 3.50 crore nett in week three taking its three week total to 43.25 crore nett. BELOW AVERAGE
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By Joginder Tuteja, April 27, 2011 – 12:24 IST
After spending a decade in the industry, Bipasha Basu has now bowed down to market diktats. She is now willing to do something that she has seldom done before which is to dance on an item number for a film where she is not the leading lady.
“Right from the time she made her debut with Ajnabee (2001), Bipasha was clear about one thing that she would never dance for someone else’s film”, says a source close to the actress, “There were offers right from the beginning but she always resisted the temptation. After all she has enjoyed her fair share of chartbuster tracks like ‘Mehbooba’ (Ajnabee), ‘Beedi Jalaile’ (Omkara), ‘No Entry’ (No Entry) and ‘Lucky Boy’ (Bachna Ae Haseeno) amongst others.”
The only exception made was an item number ‘Phoonk De‘ for ex-beau John Abraham’s No Smoking and a fleeting appearance in Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte’ (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi).
However, her resistance seems to be breaking now and she is open to the idea of gyrating to the tune of an item number. One strongly suspects if this has to do with the fact that today Malaika Arora (Munni), Deepika Padukone (Dum Maaro Dum) and Mallika Sherawat (Razia) are making the best use of the space being made available for those special item numbers. Recently Yana Gupta too bagged a special item number for Bhatts’ Murder 2.
“Yes, may be I need to give ‘special song and dance numbers’ a rethinking”, says Bipasha in a tad More >