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MUMBAI MIRROR (August 30, 2012)
For an entire generation of filmgoers, the movie remains a cult classic that can never be replicated.
When Sholay released on August 15, 1975, neither director Ramesh Sippy nor producer G P Sippy imagined the kind of fanfare it would create. The film ran for over five years straight at Mumbai’s Minerva theatre, one of the country’s largest cinema halls of the time. In this photograph captured by ace lensman Shyam Aurangabadkar, almost the entire stellar cast of the film is seen partying after a hectic day’s shoot in the picturesque terrain of Ramanagar in Karnataka. (Late) Amjad Khan did an unforgettable turn as the feared bandit Gabbar Singh. Apparently, he was the makers’ second choice after Danny Denzongpa turned down the role. Amjad prepared himself for the role by reading a book based on the dacoits of the Chambal valley. A K Hangal, who passed away recently, played the blind Rahim Chacha in the film. After all, who can forget his dialogue: “Itna Sannata Kyun Hai Bhai” when his son Ahmed, portrayed by Sachin, returns dead on horseback.
Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan enacted the roles of the two crooks, who are close friends, Veeru and Jai, respectively. They’re assigned the job of capturing Gabbar alive by a seriously maimed ex cop Thakur Baldev Singh portrayed by (late) Sanjeev Kumar, who sadly isn’t there in the picture. Among the interesting anecdotes related to Sholay, Bachchan married Jaya Bhaduri four months before filming More >
After the superhit Dhinka Chika, the composer will score the music for Kick
Subhash K Jha (MID-DAY; May 20, 2012)
Devi Sri Prasad, the Telugu-Tamil composer of the chartbuster Dhinka Chika in Ready will enter Bollywood with a full-fledged score, thanks to Salman Khan.
Khan was keen to have Devi Prasad do the music of Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger, but that didn’t work out. He will now compose the music of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick and Sohail Khan’s next Sher Khan.
Prasad is joyous about his Hindi debut. “I want to be remembered for quality than quantity here,” he says.
Prasad has just done the Hindi version of his new chartbuster Aa ante Amalpuram from the Telugu film Aarya for the Sonu Sood starrer Maximum. “I’ve also started working on the music of Singham 2 in Tamil with Suriya in the lead, and I’ve just finished composing the item song for Gabbar Singh, the Telugu version of Dabangg.”
By Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; April 23, 2012)Shruti Haasan
Actor Shruti Haasan’s on a mission these days. The actress, who’s already become a popular name down South, reveals that she is looking at taking up films here in Bollywood on a serious footing. And keen to shift base here, Shruti’s been busy house-hunting in the city, though she admits that with mum actor Sarika based here, it’s not like she doesn’t have a house here already.
“It’s not like I am choosing one industry over another. There need not be that choice as I think I can balance the two easily, it’s not like one will take the backseat for the other. Dad’s in Chennai and mom’s here, so depending on work, I’ve been juggling homes too. I’ve mostly been in Chennai though, since I’ve been doing more films down South, but now that I’m contemplating Bollywood more seriously, I thought it best to shift base here too, so I am on a house-hunting spree these days,” says Shruti.
In fact, the actor may have shortlisted at least a few houses, before she leaves for Switzerland to shoot for Gabbar Singh, the South remake of Dabangg. She admits to having seen the original Salman Khan starrer and loving it too. But the actor insists that she hasn’t based her role on actor Sonakshi Sinha’s performance, who played Salman’s love interest in the hit flick. So is it her interpretation of the same character then? “More than mine, it’s my director’s interpretation,” she quips, adding, “There have been changes made to suit More >
MUMBAI MIRROR (February 24, 2011)
We chanced upon a link on YouTube that reveals the king of all bloopers in Indian cinema. The clip gives you a clear shot of Thakur’s hands, which Gabbar Singh had cruelly chopped off with the help of a sword. Well not quite! Check out the link below:
…plotting and planning in the laugh riot releasing today
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; December 3, 2010)
It’s been a while since funny bad guys like Crime Master Gogo have made us roll with laughter with their antics on screen. But imagine, what if we get not one — but four funny gangsters to ribtickle us? Wouldn’t it be great fun? Films like Andaz Apna Apna, Phir Hera Pheri, and Awara Pagal Deewana have quashed the concept of the traditional villain — an evil and cold-blooded character who gets punished at the climax. A funny take on them in the shape of the bumbling baddie has resulted in some serious laugh-athons at theatres. And it is these funny bad guys who make today’s big release, Revel Films’ Phas Gaye Re Obama.
The filmmakers say these characters will have audiences in splits. Leading from the front is one of the funniest men in the country, Sanjay Mishra, who plays a recession-hit gangster who is barely able to make ends meet but hopes to some day become an MLA. Neha Dhupia plays Munni Madam — a manhating gangster who has styled herself on the iconic Gabbar Singh. She runs an all-women gang whose members are named after popular Bollywood heroines. Neha says, “It’s really great to have characters like these rolled into one film. The laughter quotient automatically goes up like never seen before.”
Amole Gupte plays the Minister of Animal Welfare who virtually runs the local kidnapping industry when not trying out More >
Sonu Sood talks about making villainy fashionable again and getting himself a fab physique
BOMBAY TIMES (September 18, 2010)
Sonu Sood, who has made villainy fashionable thanks to his baddie act opposite Salman Khan in Arbaaz Khan Productions Pvt Ltd and Shri Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd’s Dabangg, has been receiving fantastic feedback. Earlier this year, the actor got the Filmfare Award for his Telugu film Arundhati, and he also bagged the Nandi Award from the Andhra Pradesh State Government as the most popular villain down South. “Touchwood, things have been so smooth,” he says. “My career has picked up enough steam for me to warrant some enviable roles,” he adds. And he is sure that after the way his character Cheddi Singh has been received in Dabangg, he will be able bring villainy back in a major way. He is also excited that he got to be a part of the most popular song Munni badnam hui. And while Sonu says that his act is not in the league of a Gabbar Singh or Mogambo, he is confident that baddies, who went missing in the Bollywood scripts, will be back with a vengeance after his act. And though Sonu’s character — Cheddi Singh — died in the movie, Sonu will be seen in the sequel as Cheddi’s twin brother. Sonu’s body has come in for a lot of appreciation post Dabangg. Salman, who is the poster boy of fitness trends in India, was himself heard commenting about how Sonu’s dedication to fitness had him somewhat unnerved!
Dharmendra talks about battling booze, making movies and getting fitter
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 10, 2010)
• In your forthcoming film Yat Yamala Pagla Deewana you are working with your sons Sunny and Bobby for the second time after Apne. How is working with family?
With family, there are no ego clashes, no negativity. It always gives you an extra boost, which shows in the final output. After Apne, we were flooded with offers from filmmakers who wanted to cast the three of us. But we were waiting for a good script.
Yamala Pagla Deewana is a comedy, but the backbone is the emotion. Sunny and Bobby play my sons. I play a thug who has separated from my wife (played by Nafisa Joseph) and take Bobby with me. Let’s keep the rest of the story under wraps (smiles).
• You are working with your daughter Esha too in Tell Me O Khuda…
With daughters, you see, I am still a man from the village. Let’s not go there. All said and done, we live for the happiness of our children, don’t we? I felt very tense when I saw her doing so many action scenes. She was hanging from the wing of a plane. I was waiting in my vanity van and I called her. Her phone was off. I called up the director. She was hauled up and assured me that she was fine. When I wasn’t convinced, she said that she has my Jat blood and I should stop worrying about her.
• Does Hema Malini worry about her?
You rarely get such a brave and strong mother like her.
• And how is she as a More >
Bollywood superstar ready to step out of shadows after meeting Aditya Chopra
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; August 8, 2010)
Aamir Khan has had just one dilemma in the last eight months. The actor has been obsessed with one thought — after 3 Idiots ,what next? On July 9, BT broke the news that Aamir and filmmaker Yash Chopra had decided to work together.
While the market buzzed with news of Aamir playing the villain in Dhoom 3, sources close to the actor denied it categorically. However, it is now known that Aamir met with Aditya Chopra, who gave him an one-line narration of the role of the villain the film. And, an insider reveals, “Aamir has loved what he heard. In all probability, he will listen to the script on August 13 when he returns from Melbourne and Delhi.”
Aamir doesn’t wish to confirm or deny these developments as yet because he will start reading the script next week after his Peepli Live releases. However, it is said that the actor is keen to play the baddie because what he heard from Adi has truly excited him. A trade source says, “After 3 Idiots Aamir needs something very challenging and dynamic. And he knows that playing the villain in a established franchise like the Dhoom series will create a huge buzz.”
Dhoom 3 in all likelihood may not be directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. Chances are that the film may have a director of Aamir’s choice. As of now, the Chopras are very excited because their villains have been the most More >