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Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRRROR; October 28, 2010)
The Director Lovely Singh will remember his recent trip to Hyderabad for some good reasons, but more importantly, some very unpleasant ones.
When he landed up on the sets of Golmaal 3 in Hyderabad to meet his friends Kareena Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor, Lovely was oblivious that the two had planned to gang up against him.
Later that day, both Kareena and Tusshar told Lovely that the hotel he was supposed to stay in, was haunted.
That night, minutes before falling asleep, Lovely found two `Nimboos’ on his bed. The next day, he found blood in his toilet. And on the third day he started hearing weird noises, like that of a girl crying.
Only later did Lovely realise that these were all pranks and that Kareena and Tusshar had planned them.
A petrified Lovely said, “I could not sleep for three nights. Even Ajay Devgn teamed up with Tusshar and Kareena. The worst was when they hid a walkie-talkie behind the AC that made weird noises.” Wait, that’s not been mentioned; are you sure there was a walkie-talkie Lovely?
Refusing to shoot for a promotional song, the actors cost producers a colossal loss
As far as stories on actors’ whims are concerned, this one takes the cake. Lead actors of Golmaal 3 Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor refused to turn up for the shoot of a promotional song in their film, causing the producer Ashtavinayak to suffer a loss of Rs 35 lakh.
The entire set that had been constructed specially for this song at Yash Raj Studios (Andheri) had to be dismantled because the actors chose not to come. Says a source, “The set cost Rs 35 lakh. Ajay and Kareena’s decision not to shoot for the extra song did not go down well with the producers, but they could do very little about it.”
Explaining why Ajay and Kareena did not shoot for the song, our source adds, “They did not like Pritam’s composition Desi Kali.”
Apparently, Pritam, who has composed the entire background score of the film, was the obvious choice for Desi Kali as well. Moreover, Bhushan Kumar wanted Pritam only.”
The source revealed that the two actors disliked the song and felt that it wouldn’t give any impetus to the film. But guess what? Yesterday, both Ajay and Kareena shot for an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 4. We suppose that suited their tastes better?
Pritam confirmed that Ajay and Kareena didn’t shoot for his song, and said, “I don’t know why they didn’t shoot.”
When contacted, Bhushan Kumar said, “Yes, a set had been put up at Yash Raj Studios. But Ajay was busy shooting for Priyadarshan’s film Tez.
In fact, I called up Priyadarshan and asked him for Ajay’s availability. But we couldn’t pull it off.”
When we told Kumar that Ajay and Kareena might not have turned up because they didn’t like Pritam’s composition Desi Kali, Kumar said, “See, I am telling you whatever I was told by Ashtavinayak.
Besides, I didn’t incur a loss as I am not the producer, Ashtavinayak is.”
While Ajay and Kareena remained unavailable for comment, Ashtavinayak too chose not to revert on the matter.
Having developed serious issues with the production team of Aditya Datt’s Will You Marry Me, Shreyas Talpade allegedly refused to dub for the film
Not too long ago, Mumbai Mirror reported that the entire star cast of Aditya Datt’s Will You Marry Me flew back home without completing the Dubai schedule, on realising that the makers weren’t left with any money.
Reportedly, the situation was so bad that the actors of the film, Rajeev Khandelwal, Celina Jaitly and Mugdha Godse had to foot their own hotel bills. Now, one hears, Shreyas Talpade has refused to dub for the film.
He is apparently upset with the production house since nothing has worked out as per the initial plan.
A source says, “The entire production team has caused constant delays in shoots. They have also had payment issues. Shreyas has been very upset with the production team and the director Aditya Datt and hasn’t turned up to dub for the film.
Shreyas is one of the most humble and chilled out guys in the team and never complains about anything. There must be something really serious that has upset the actor.”
Though Shreyas tried to laugh it off initially, he finally confessed and said, “Things keep happening on film sets every time, but I won’t let the film suffer. Yes, I was a little upset but at the same time, I wasn’t keeping too well. Isn’t it pretty common for little differences to happen on sets? Thodi bahut upar neeche hoti rehti hai.
I told the production house that I have been a little caught up with my film Chemistry and with the promotions of Golmaal 3 and that I will soon come for dubbing.”
Producer Krishan Chaudhery said, “Nothing like that. He will be dubbing from 21st of this month. He has been busy shooting.”
BOMBAY TIMES (October 9, 2010)
Kareena Kapoor, who was on a music reality show found herself becoming the butt of a mean joke. The anchor grandly announced, “Today we have amongst us a very special guest. A man whose association with Raj Kapoor Saab was very close. A man who has cradled Kareena when she was a toddler, etc. He is a noted technician of yore and today, at the sunset of his life, he leads a lonely life and is in deep financial trouble”. Kareena was misty-eyed when she heard this poignant saga. There was pindrop silence on the sets when a frail man was brought in on a wheelchair. The Golmaal 3 cast agreed that technicians in our country toil hard but their contribution is seldom acknowledged. And a sentimental Bebo walked up to hand over a cheque of Rs eight lakhs to the old man which he accepted with trembling hands. It was a very emotional moment but all hell broke loose the moment Kareena decided to bend down and touch his feet as a gesture of reverence. To everybody’s amusement, the old man sprung up from the wheelchair and broke into a jig. Bebo’s eyes literally popped. The old man removed his wig and makeup and it was none other than actor comedian Vrajesh Hirjee. Kareena’s first words were “Thank God I did not touch his feet.” But the sport that she is, she chuckled loudest knowing the joke was on her. Kareena is sure to remember her stint on this reality show for a long time to come.
The case over Apni Toh Jaise Taise being used in Housefull and I am A Disco Dancer being used in Anjaana Anjaani and Golmaal 3 was won by Saregama India Ltd
Saregama India Ltd officials won two court rulings in their favour last week. As on date, they have legally triumphed over Prakash Mehra’s son Punit as well as filmmaker B Subhash (of Disco Dancer fame).
When Puneet Mehra objected to his father’s song from Laawaris, Apni Toh Jaise Taise being used in Housefull, the makers of the film claimed they had bought the rights of the song from the music label Saregama, which had released the Laawaris soundtrack in 1981.
Puneet then moved court alleging that Saregama flouted copyright norms by allowing Sajid Nadiadwala to use this song. However, Nadiadwala went into appeal. A division bench of the High Court then granted permission for the release of the film.
Meanwhile, B Subhash was furious when the song I Am A Disco Dancer (from Disco Dancer) was used in two films without his copyright permissions: Anjaana Anjaani and Golmaal 3.
Subhash sent a legal notice to Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros, producers of Anjaana Anjaani. Subhash was also planning to drag producers Ashtavinayak to court for Golmaal 3.
But destiny had other plans. Confirms Apurv Nagpal (Managing Director, Saregama India Ltd), “The Kolkata High Court has ruled in our favour. We are extremely relieved and happy. B Subhash objected to the use of the song I Am A Disco Dancer in Anjaana Anjaani and Golmaal 3.
|A still from Laawaris|
|A still from Disco Dancer|
But then again, the Mumbai High Court refused to grant any injunction against both these films. All thanks to our legal system.”
When contacted, Prakash Mehra’s son, Punit, said, “This is an order at the interim stage. We have the rights of Apni Toh Jaise Taise and we are not worried. And of course, we are not giving up.
We too have faith in our legal system. We shall take the fight to the Supreme Court.”
Also, B Subhash told Mumbai Mirror, “This is not a ruling. The judge has still to look at it in a broader way. Let’s see what happens.”
For Golmaal 3, the actor was perched on two cars without cables. The director, Rohit Shetty, is impressed
Devgn is trying to make a name for himself with stunts. With the Golmaal series, he has taken that leap of faith. While in the first part of Golmaal, we saw Ajay Devgn make an entry on a sports bike (a bit of a throwback to his debut Phool aur Kaante).
In Golmaal Returns, we saw him making an entrance balancing on two hummers, but this time with Golmaal 3, Devgn is pulling a stunt which is bigger and better than the last two.
Our source said, “Ajay Devgn will be seen balancing himself on two Dodge cars, one bright pink, the other yellow. But here is the catch. The cars were driven on only two wheels. Balancing on two inclined cars becomes a task, but not for Ajay Devgn. He performed this stunt with ease without a harness or a cable.”
When contacted, Rohit Shetty, director of Golmaal 3, said, “Yes, it is true and the most interesting part was that he used no harness or cable. It took us three days to figure out how it can be pulled off and took us one day to shoot it.”
Kareena Kapoor is pretty excited about her next release Golmaal 3. In Golmaal Returns, she was called Ekta and played the role of a daily soap housewife gone dotty.
Incidentally Tusshar Kapoor played her brother in the second version of the film. Now Kareena will be called Daboo in Golmaal 3.
Incidentally, Daboo is the pet name of Kareena’s father, Randhir Kapoor, in real life. Kareena insisted that her name should be Daboo in the film for emotional reasons.
When contacted, Kareena Kapoor confirmed the news and said, “Yes, it’s funny yet emotional for me. Daboo is the name of my character. She is a total chavanni chaap and Daboo being a fun name, it’s perfect.
I am thrilled as it’s my darling papa’s name and I hope it proves lucky for me. I am sure it will.”
We hope so too!
I’m sexy in the naach-gaana routine, says Kareena
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 30, 2010)
Kareena Kapoor is the only female lead in Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal-3 (if you don’t count Ratna Pathak, that is), and buzz is that Bebo had laid down this condition before coming on board the male-dominated comic flick. The flip side to this is that she will be the only one providing the oomph factor to the otherwise arid landscape. And though her character is of a girl who has verbal diarrohea (like a Sholay ki Basanti), the title track of the film has her trademark sizzle. Kareena does a shimmy and shake in harem pants, ganji, and with a lot of bangles that would have the Waka-Waka Colombian sex bomb Shakira reconsider her moves. The actress told BT, “Rohit Shetty has a way of making his title tracks truly interesting. For Golmaal Returns, I turned Cat Woman a la Halle Berry style. The Meoow number that I did went on to become a chartbuster. When it came to G-3, Rohit once again wanted me to be sensuous. He said, ‘Bebo, drop all your defences and let’s do a sexy track.’” The actress was more than willing. “My audience expects me to be sexy and sizzling at least in the naach-gaana routine. So I’ve gone ahead and done hip-shaking, that is a cross between Shakira’s Waka-Waka and Hips Don’t Lie. The choreographer Ganesh Acharya added our Bollywood moves to the track but there’s just this extra hip swing that I think is very hot,” she said. email@example.com
By Joginder Tuteja, September 22, 2010 – 11:25 IST
Shifting ahead of Anjaana Anjaani has proven to be an expensive affair for many a filmmaker who were planning to release their movies in the month of October. One of them is Anjum Rizvi who would now be shelling out more moolah for the continued promotion of his newest production A Flat. Reason being that this Jimmy Sheirgill – Sanjay Suri starrer has now been pushed ahead all the way to November to avoid the clutter that has been created in the month of October. The film would now be releasing on 12th November even though the decision means an escalation in cost of promotion.
“It’s okay, ours is a reasonably budgeted film but I won’t mind pumping in some more money for the film’s promotion, says Rizvi who has earlier made A Wednesday and Charas with Jimmy Sheirgill, “Added promotion is only going to help the film further. People have been reacting positively to the well cut promos so far and now that we have more time in hand, there would be a lot more revealed about the true mood of the film in weeks to come.”
“A Flat should still find shows for itself since we are arriving a week later. There should be some empty space available”, says Rizvi, “In case there is any issue with that we would come on 19th November.”
Jimmy is also in agreement with his producer here. He says, “Anjum has been around for a reasonably good time to understand the rules of the game. He is a smart businessman and knows how to release his films. He won’t take any decision out of sheer emotion. If he is deciding to push the film ahead, it makes sense. This should only add on the film’s prospects in the long run.”
With Guzaarish (if at all it arrives) expected to be the only release on 19th November, A Flat could well enjoy some breathing space out of the October clutter. A good decision indeed since there are more than couple of dozen films already fighting it out in October. These are Anjaana Anjaani, Aakrosh, Crook: It’s Good To Be Bad, Jhootha Hi Sahi, Knock Out, Rakta Charitra – I, Hissss, Allah Ke Banday, Do Dooni Chaar, Benny and Babloo, Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun…, Khichdi – The Movie, Baru – The Wonder Kid, Ramayana – The Epic, Dus Tola, Impatient Vivek, Paan Singh Tomar and Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu.
Now that’s quite a line up!