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Emraan Hashmi reveals the secret of his success
Sarita Tanwar (DNA; May 13, 2013)
Emraan Hashmi would come off as arrogant to most people. There is a lot of arrogance there, but it’s not an aftereffect of stardom, not that he cares how you interpret it. He is defiant, dead against chamchagiri and indifferent about everything but his career. He does what he wants to, always has. From his professional choices (doing heroine-oriented films, wooing the classes after winning over the masses, turning down a KJo film!) to his personal life (not attending film parties, not befriending his colleagues, and not bowing to people who matter). It’s not a facade or a carefully cultivated image. It is all him. He has always been that guy. Even when he was an assistant director on his uncle Mahesh Bhatt’s set to now being the leading man in big banner, big budget films. His attitude doesn’t change according to the amount on the pay cheque, or the stature of the person in front of him. He is real, unapologetic and that’s refreshing. Here Emraan talks about what he hates most about acting, why he leads a double life and why he doesn’t watch Hindi films. Read on…
Are you content with your success? Never, one can’t ever be content. If there’s no higher place to get to, then you…(trails off). I am very ambitious. But I don’t show it. I might even come across as someone who is mildly disinterested. It’s part of my personality. But my career graph is very important to me. It wasn’t always the More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 22, 2013)
Altaf Raja, who shot to fame with his song Tum To Thehre Pardesi, will be seen with Emraan Hashmi in a music video for Raj Kumar Gupta’s Ghanchakkar.
Apparently, Altaf lent his voice to Emraan for the first time in the film, and the song turned out to be such a hit that Gupta thought it would be a good idea to bring the actor and the singer together in a music video.
A source told Mirror: “Altaf had already recorded the song for Emraan last month. Gupta liked the number and came up with this plan. He has briefed the singer about it. Altaf is visiting Mumbai next week.”
Emraan is a fan of the singer, who is famous for his nasal style of delivering the Qawali. The actor is keen on exploring the music form in his upcoming film costarring Vidya Balan.
Altaf began his musical training at the age of 18. After his hit debut, Tum To… , he has released at least seven albums. He did playback singing for Hindi films including Market, Toonpur Ka Superhero and Company.
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; April 16, 2013)
Get ready to see Vidya Balan in an all-new avatar. The actress is gearing up to record for a music video for her Ghanchkkar opposite Emraan Hashmi.
According to sources, the planning that is going around the video is pretty massive. An insider says, “This will be the first time that Vidya will shoot a music video for a film, though she has already done an item song in Ferrari Ki Saawari. Amit Trivedi has composed the song, which will be shot keeping in mind Vidya’s character in the film.”
Talking about the “quirky” music track, director Raj Kumar Gupta says, “The song will reflect her character of a bindaas Punjabi housewife. It will be a tribute to all the husbands, boyfriends and fiancés in the world.” The director also adds that the sequence of the music video in the film is yet to be decided.
Emraan Hashmi is probably the most understated A-lister in Bollywood, content to do his work and not blow his trumpet. He gives us an inner view of his work ethic, films and the role he is avidly waiting for. To hear the entire conversation, log onto www.follo.co.in/emraan on your mobile
Indu Mirani and Anju Maskeri (BOMBAY TIMES; April 13, 2013)
Ek Thi Daayan’s release is round the corner… It’s a very important since it’s my first release this year. It’s a fascinating script, a supernatural thriller, deals with witches. It’s based on folklore. My state of mind is the same as before every film, confused and scared.
How was it working on Danis (No Man’s Land)Tanovic’s An Episode In The Life of An Iron Picker? I thought Danis, who has won over 46 awards for his first film, would be quite controlling on the sets. On the contrary, he leaves the stage open for an actor’s thoughts and interpretation. And that comes from inner confidence. We shot the film in 45 days, people over here shoot for 100-150 days, and sometimes still end up making trash. I like Danis’ sense of humor; it’s like mine, very dark and sarcastic.
And playing a suave conman in Ghanchakkar. Ghanchakkar is a very interesting story that came to me a year back and I still tell Raj (Kumar Gupta) that’s the longest narration I have ever had. I took three loo breaks; it was almost a 4-hour narration. It’s a quirky comedy with dark humour.
Everyone wants a piece of Emraan now… I don’t know, but it’s scary. But I’ve More >
Fans assembled near the actress’ film sets had a rather surprising request for her
Sonali Joshi Pitale (MID-DAY; April 12, 2013)
Recently while Vidya Balan was shooting for her upcoming film Ghanchakkar in Rustomjee Complex at Goregaon, the locals residing there had a fanboy moment. They waited for hours to meet their favourite actress and at the end of their meet and greet session had a rather surprising request for her to fulfill.
Sources say instead of the regular autographs and photographs, each and every fan wanted to hug the actress.
A unit member says, “Vidya was completing a 12-hour shift that had started at 7 am. Soon locals came to know of her presence and gathered near the sets to meet her.” While the crew waited for the crowd to disperse, to their surprise they decided to wait till the end of the day.
Finally, Vidya emerged from her vanity van to fulfill their demand.
The source adds, “When Vidya realised that people were waiting to meet her, she came out of the van. She was surprised to know that they neither wanted her signatures nor her pictures. Instead they wanted to hug her. She immediately granted their wish.”
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; April 10, 2013)
Life’s come a full circle for Vidya Balan in terms of her dressing style. But it’s only for her role in Ghanchakkar opposite Emraan Hashmi.
Sources say that in Ghanchakkar, Vidya is portrayed as having a poor style sense.
An industry insider says, “When she started out in Bollywood, everyone slammed Vidya’s dressing sense. Her garish outfits and sack-like costumes won her brickbats from all quarters. But thanks to designer Sabyasachi, Vidya created her own niche in the industry with her traditional sarees. But looks like the past has come back to haunt her in her next film.”
But Vidya is taking things in her stride as she says, “It was great fun to say the least. My character in the film is actually quite outlandish and crazy and yet so relatable. I wish every woman were as confident as my character Nitu Bhatia in terms of her body and appearance.”
Till a few years ago theatre actors were seen in two-bit roles in movies, with the only honourable exceptions being stars such as Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi. But suddenly many young theatre artistes have made the successful transition to Hindi films with pivotal roles. RINKY KUMAR speaks to a few good men theatre actors, filmmakers and casting directors to find out what triggered this trend.
Rinky Kumar (MID-DAY; April 7, 2013)
What’s common between a 20-something guy being chased by zombies on an all-boys trip to Goa, a guy strutting around Emraan Hashmi’s house in his underwear and a chubby ‘loser’ who has suicidal tendencies? Nothing, you might think. But here’s what: Anand Tiwari, Namit Das and Kunaal Roy Kapur are all established stars on the stage who are now essaying these pivotal roles in their respective movies — Go Goa Gone, Ghanchakkar and Nautanki Saala. All the three films will hit the marquee in the next few weeks. They are some of the many theatre artistes who started off with small roles, but are now getting more screen space in commercial Hindi movies.
New-wave cinema demands new faces Theatre artistes have always been an integral part of cinema, case in point are actors such as Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi and Rajit Kapur, to name a few. But of late younger stage artistes are being seen onscreen more, thanks to their popularity in television commercials and also the new wave of movies that is dominating More >
Dutt decides to surrender on April 18, putting a question mark over his unfinished project PK with Raju Hirani
Vickey Lalwani (MID-DAY; April 6, 2013)
Sanjay Dutt has decided to surrender before the police on April 18 and with just 12 days to his incarceration, there is a rush to finish the projects the actor has been working on. “Sanjay has asked all his producers to complete shooting his scenes by April 13. He wants to finish the dubbing for these films between April 13 and April 17,” said a source close to the actor.
However, given the new deadline, the actor is now on a sticky wicket with Rajkumar Hirani’s PK. “There is ambiguity over Dutt’s portions in PK. He has a few days of work left. It remains to be seen if he can complete that by April 13,” said the source. The actor is already out of Rajkumar Gupta’s Ghanchakkar, where he was supposed to play himself in a cameo.
Dutt is at present busy finishing the shoot for TP Aggarwal’s film Policegiri. “It’s a race against time on the sets,” a source from the film unit told Mirror. The actor has already completed Apoorva Lakhia’s Zanjeer 2.0 in which he plays Sher Khan, the character epitomised by legendary actor Pran. A few days ago, he shot a song for the film. “He has done an amazing job in the song and we are sure it will become one of the highlights on the film,” a source close to the film said.
Dutt has also shot a few scenes for Karan Johar’s home production Ungli –a film that also stars Emraan Hashmi, Randeep More >
Raj Kumar Gupta tells us just how long his lead actress kept him waiting for Ghanchakkar
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 4, 2013)
Aamir, No One Killed Jessica and now Ghanchakkar – you seem to have a penchant for shooting at real locations… It is not easy, but I have managed to do it so far. You need to work with a certain mindset – you will get just one or two takes to get it right. You need to prepare the actors accordingly. I can turn a star into a character but I can’t create a real-life location. It is difficult to replicate. If I am not convinced with shooting in made-up sets, how can I convince my audience of the same?
The subjects you pick for your scripts are unconventional and it is not that easy to get producers. Every film has its own struggle and yes with Aamir, it was more difficult as it was my first film. Moreover, I wanted to do it with a newcomer and not any star.
However, no film is easy and I had to fight for Ghanchakkar as well. After Aamir, it wasn’t difficult to get financers on board. But this time the writing process was a long and excruciating one. I was stuck with the computer within the four walls of my room for what seemed to be an eternity. But I was clear in my mind that nothing can stop me from finishing it.
Ghanchakkar is a conscious decision to explore a different genre. In fact, I had finished writing Ghanchakkar eight to nine months before I started shooting for No One….
Who was more difficult to convince, Vidya or Emraan? Vidya More >
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; April 3, 2013)
While many people have ditched the trains to fly high, looks like Vidya Balan prefers the Indian Railways! Our sources say the actress will be promoting her upcoming film Ghanchakkar along with co- star Emraan Hashmi on trains across the country.
The duo, who even shot for sections of the film in Mumbai local trains at night, will be spotted taking a train journey across several metro cities to promote their film as well.
A source says, “The cast shot in trains for nearly 10 days for which special permissions had to be taken from the Western Railways. Emraan shot for several action scenes on the train. Now they will take to the trains once again in Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore.”
ROLLING ON THE WHEELS
Both Vidya and Emraan are not new to trains. The actress travelled extensively on trains during her college days. She even shot at metro stations in Kolkata for Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani. Emraan has even starred in a film called The Train, for which he shot in local trains in Bangkok.