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Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; January 18, 2011)
Bollywood has its fair share of superstars who have some very embarrassing and some endearing pet names. It’s common knowledge that Hrithik Roshan is called Duggu and his father Rakesh Roshan — Guddu. Govinda is Chichi. The Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was called Munna by his mother, Teji Bachchan, and his younger brother Ajitabh is called Bunty by the Big B. Vidya Balan is referred to as Vidu at home. And, of course, Sunny and Bobby are the pet names of the Deol brothers who are originally jats by the names of Ajay Singh and Vijay Singh. The Kapoor khandaan has not felt shy of calling Randhir Kapoor — Dabboo, Rishi — Chintu, and Rajiv — Chimpu. The Kapoor sisters are also famous by their pet names — Lolo (Karisma) and Bebo (Kareena).
But wait, here’s an interesting catch. Some of our Bollywood stars have been rechristened by their own families. A source says, “Babita Shivdasani-Kapoor’s nickname for her daughter Kareena is Anarkali. And Kareena’s beau, the royal Saif Ali Khan, is Salim. Whenever Babita refers to Kareena and Saif (especially amongst the inner circle) she apparently talks about “Salim and Anarkali”.
The source says that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is the darling of the Bachchan parivaar, is called Pari (Fairy) at home. “In fact, even when Jaya Bachchan reportedly refers to Ash in front of their close Bollywood friends, Mrs B invariably says, ‘Wait a More >
After mending fences with the director, Shahid has been frequenting his Lokhandwala office to convince him to make a sequel
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 30, 2010)
If all goes well, Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj will team up again for the sequel of their much-acclaimed Kaminey. Earlier, this newspaper had reported that the actor and the director, who had parted ways during the making of Kaminey, have now patched up.
The latest on that patch up is that Shahid is now wooing Vishal to make the sequel of Kaminey with him in the lead role.
A source close to the actor said, “Shahid’s double role in Kaminey as the feisty Charlie and the soft-spoken Guddu was lauded by many. The actor has been sending the director feelers, so that he casts him in Kaminey 2.”
Apparently, post his patch up with the director, Shahid has been frequenting Vishal’s Lokhandwala office. He is making frequent visits to Vishal’s office and urging him to make the sequel of Kaminey. The actor strongly feels that the film is now a brand and has a lot of potential for a sequel.
The source added, “Though Vishal is excited about making the sequel, he is taking his time to make a clear decision on it, as he is currently busy with the post-production work of Saat Khoon Maaf, starring Priyanka Chopra as well as the pre-production work on his next project with Ekta Kapoor starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone.”
But the director’s commitment to Shahid stays strong More >
MUMBAI MIRROR; February 26, 2010
Those who are waiting for a dialogue akin to “Toh kya maine tumhara rape kiya tha?” which Sweety (Priyanka Chopra) yells at Guddu (Shahid Kapoor) in Kaminey, might be in for a slight disappointment while watching Vishal Bhardwaj’s next Saat Khoon Maaf starring Priyanka.
The maverick Bhardwaj is in the mood for some normalcy. Much unlike his earlier films Omkara, Kaminey and Ishqiya, all of which had some rather bold scenes and dialogue, Saat Khoon Maaf won’t have any attention grabbing scenes.
While the talking point of Kaminey was the lovemaking scene between Shahid and Priyanka, what set Ishqiya apart from other films was its rustic and abusive dialogue.
A source says, “Saat Khoon Maaf is a film about Priyanka and her seven husbands. Being a Vishal Bhardwaj film, one would expect it to have a healthy dose of bold dialogue and sexually explicit scenes. However, Vishal has decided to have his characters speak in a cool, calm and collected manner in his next film.”
“Vishal does not want to deviate from the subject by showing intimacy between Priyanka and the actors. While writing the script, some suggested to Vishal that he should have at least two intimate scenes but he plainly refused. Whatever is required by the script will be included but one need not go overboard. Though Priyanka kills all More >
For the first time ever, the collections of a film in Mumbai territory will be less than other territories of the country. The reason is obvious-the film wasn’t allowed to be released during weekends in the most profitable territory of the country due to the swine flu scare. But then came Monday and one of the most awaited films of the year, Kaminey, finally hit the screens in the city. Expectations were huge and it’s pleasurable to know that the film hits the bullseye and gives complete entertainment. After New York and Love Aaj Kal, Kaminey is surely the third biggie of the year which rocks!
The story of the movie: Charlie and Guddu (both played by Shahid Kapur) are twins. Both have speech defects and live separately and can’t stand the sight of each other. One rainy night, both commit a ‘sin’ which leads to corrupt cops, wicked politician and dangerous smugglers after them. And this was the night when they also run into each other. Will they be able to get out of the mess? And what such crime did they commit that so many villains were after them? Watch Kaminey and find out for yourself.
The beginning of the film is very unconventional…actually the entire film is! The film holds you right from the beginning (more after the song Fatak) and grips you till the last scene. The situation, the set up, characters and their background…everything here is raw and rowdy.
First and foremost, what really is damn impressive about the film are its characters. Each More >
By Taran Adarsh, August 12, 2009 – 21:34 IST
Dhan Te Nan. Vishal Bhardwaj pays homage to cinema of yore and that’s reason enough to go out and grab tickets for one of the most keenly anticipated films of our times.
A few monsoons ago, Farah Khan paid homage to the cinema of 1970s with OM SHANTI OM. Now Bhardwaj picks up characters that we have witnessed on the Hindi screen before, but executes it like Tarantino and Guy Ritchie do. He creates a film that’s so different from movies we’ve witnessed thus far.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Let’s say, KAMINEY is bold, stark, funny and unpredictable and that’s what works in its favour. There’re two more reasons: Shahid Kapoor and of course, ‘Dhan Te Nan’. Okay, we’ve seen Shahid pitching in a sincere act in his earlier films, but KAMINEY should catapult him to superstardom. His double role in KAMINEY is exemplary.
There’s another star in KAMINEY and that’s ‘Dhan Te Nan’. Your heart starts beating faster every time you hear this in the background or also when Shahid breaks into the song. The track is as big a craze as ‘Jumma Chumma’ [HUM], ‘Ek Do Teen’ [TEZAAB] and ‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’ [KHAL-NAYAK] and will contribute enormously in attracting viewers in hordes.// // // //
Having said that, I wish to add that KAMINEY is not the usual masala film. Sure, it’s a well-made film, but there’s no spoon feeding here. One has to be attentive, very attentive to grasp the goings-on and also the twists in the tale. It’s not one More >
Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey
Shahid Kapoor, who plays a double role for the first time in Kaminey, has adopted his father Pankaj Kapur’s method of acting. Both the characters, Guddu and Charlie, played by the actor have speech defects — one stammers and the other lisps.
Pankaj Kapur has played two extremely diverse roles in Anubhav Sinha’s Dus. When director Vishal Bharadwaj asked the senior actor’s son to play the morally-incompatible twins, Shahid apparently studied the way his father played the double role in Dus.
Amole Gupte, who plays the villain in Kaminey, confirmed the news and said that he has never witnessed such diligence. He said, “When Shahid played Guddu, who stammers, he completely internalised all of the character’s traits, including the stammer, so the character doesn’t end up looking like a caricature.”
On many occasions, Shahid would remain in character for days so that he wouldn’t lose thread of the two roles. Elaborating on Shahid’s preparation for the role, Amole said, “Shahid stayed on the sets throughout and did not retreat into his vanity van to keep absorbing the ambience and the sweaty milieu in which Guddu and Charlie had to function in their own separate ways. I know that Pankaj works in the same way.
I truly believe that Shahid has inherited his More >