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Bharati Dubey (BOMBAY TIMES; October 12, 2012)
Randhir Kapoor talks to Bombay Times about his own and his daughter Kareena’s marriage and the RK legacy, which Karisma, Kareena and Ranbir have taken forward.
Not many seem to have been invited for the wedding? As much as Babita, me and the entire Kapoor family would like to have a reception party, we have to respect the sentiment of the couple who are marrying. Kareena and Saif want to have a small, private wedding, and only the immediate relatives of the Kapoors and the Khans, and friends close to my children have been invited. I would personally like to say sorry to those who’ve not been invited to the wedding. The bigger reception in Delhi has been organised by Saif’s mother, a lot of politicians will be attending that one as Sharmilaji is very well connected politically. I just want Kareena’s fans to pray that she remains happy in her marriage.
Is Babita shifting back to RK House? Babita is happy where she is. We are certainly together, it is just that we decided to stay separately. She is still my wife and I am her husband.
And what is the father of the bride planning for the wedding? There is not much planning as it is going to be a quiet wedding. The registered marriage will take place here and the reception in Delhi. If I had my way, I would’ve had a big bash and invited the whole world. But kids of today are different and have their own mindset. Besides, it would’ve been chaotic with the crowd and media More >
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; August 30, 2012)
After her last outing on the big screen in Housefull, Jiah Khan disappeared from the scene. During her long break, she pursued an acting course at a drama school in London and is now back in B-town. We hear she’s inked a deal for three ‘high concept economically budgeted’ movies. However, she hasn’t signed them as Jiah khan, but as Nafisa Khan. Yes, that’s her real name which she opted to forsake when Ram Gopal Varma signed her opposite Big B in Nishabd.
Confirming it with BT, she says, “Yes, I had changed my name to Jiah when I was 16. But now I want to be myself, so I am back to my real name. I was always Nafisa Khan. My family and friends call me Nafisa and I am used to it.” Thrilled to return to Bollywood, she enthuses, “I’m super excited to start work on my next film. My experiences and training back at drama school were very enlightening. I always believe in improving, be it kathak or my acting skills, and would want to experiment more when it comes to work.”
From playing son to Meena Kumari to mom to Boman Irani in Shirin Farhad… , Daisy Irani tells it like it is to Mirror
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 26, 2012)
She’s been flooded with congratulatory messages and calls for her performance in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. Says Daisy Irani, “I learnt a lot shooting with Boman Irani. He taught me the value of silence. I talk non-stop. He’s such a good actor but he hardly says anything while shooting. There’s a breathing exercise he does. I’ve to learn it from him,”
Daisy’s sister, Honey Irani long gave up the arc lights for marriage to Javed Akhtar. She is mother to Farhan and Zoya Akhtar. However, Daisy continues to romance the camera. “Bela Sehgal gave me a dream role in her film. I had so much to do in the plot, and enjoyed every minute of it. Except when I saw myself in the film, I decided to lose weight, asap,” says Daisy, adding, “I love acting but where are the roles? I recently did a small role in my nephew Sajid Khan’s Housefull. But that was more like home turf. Sajid coaxed me into doing the role. Otherwise, I don’t get roles that would suit a fat actress of my age.”
The conversation veers toward a non-existent childhood. “Honey and I had no childhood, no education. We didn’t go to school. We were pushed into acting by our parents. By the time we grew aware of our predicament, our childhood was gone. We made a lot of money, but got none of it. Our mother blew it all up but no regrets,” says Daisy. It was More >
Bharati Dubey | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; June 10, 2012)
Suddenly, sex is not taboo in Bollywood. No one knows how and when the script changed and the plot of Bollywood comedies thickened with sex-heavy vocabulary. Probably it was Delhi Belly, written by Akshat Verma, that changed the rules. In a scene in the blockbuster, a lead character gate-crashes a wedding and throws the familiar line to the guests: “Yeh shaadi nahi ho sakti’’. Then he drops the bomb. Pointing a finger at the bride, he says, “She has given me a **** job.”
This line made millions of jaws drop. It just blew away the old-style comedy, generally a mixture of slapstick and stupidity. With Hrishikesh Mukherjee-style humour gone out of fashion long time ago, the industry as well as the audience lusted for change. So now, silly comedies have made way for adult comedies. If Vicky Donor, Masti, Delhi Belly, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum, Housefull and Housefull 2 are anything to go by, comedies with bold themes and bolder dialogues are mainstream now.
So how did the change happen? “The success of these films only goes to prove that a novel concept with good humour and a sprinkling of sex makes it a fun watch for the viewer,’’ says trade analyst Taran Adarsh. But media commentator Shailesh Kapoor attributes it to the change in viewer profile. “In 10 years, college-going youth have become the primary drivers of viewership. They expect their language and their psyche to be reflected on screen. And sex is definitely an important More >
By IANS (MID-DAY; March 20, 2012)
Sajid Khan with Zarine Khan(l), Jacqueline Fernandez and Asin(r)
Sajid Khan, whose third directorial venture ‘Housefull 2′ is ready to release, says he and his producer Sajid Nadiadwala never make films to earn money
“I know when he produces films, he doesn’t do so to earn money. Whenever someone has made films to earn money, they have never worked. He loves movies, I love movies,” the 39-year-old said in an interview.
“We want to make films which we can look back at, our kids can enjoy, our families can enjoy,” he added.
The host-turned-actor-turned-director says he tries to keep the budget tight.
“He (Nadiadwala) trusts me a lot. He goes with my vision. I fight with him a lot that why are you giving such a huge budget and spending so much, I will save money. But he says spend. He spends a lot,” said Sajid.
Sajid, whose directorial debut ‘Heyy Babyy’ and his second film ‘Housefull’ were produced by Nadiadwala, feels bonding between a producer and a director is important.
“Fortunately, we don’t look at each other as producer and director. We always believe we are best friends. He is like an elder brother. We are like family and I know he’ll give his life for me and I will give my life for him,” he said.
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 29, 2012)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s last film Guzaarish failed to do too well at the box office. Despite that, the filmmaker’s upcoming project Rowdy Rathore has been sold for a staggering Rs 35 crore, say sources from the trade. Perhaps it’s the Akshay Kumar magic that has worked for him this time around.
This is happens to be the highest that Bhansali has received for any of his films till date. Interestingly, even Akshay Kumar’s films in the past had not generated such a high price. His film Housefull, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala fetched the highest satellite price for the actor so far.
Mumbai Mirror has learnt that Bhansali, who had been in talks with broadcasters over the satellite rights of the film directed by Prabhu Deva, sealed the deal last week.
While UTV’s CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur remained unavailable for comment, a source from the production house confirmed the story. Rowdy Rathore is coproduced by Bhansali, UTV and Shabina Khan.
By Subhash K. Jha, May 7, 2011 – 15:08 IST
Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez who shared a fleeting moment of song-and-dance camaraderie in Housefull are all set to get really cosy as husband and wife in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Jai Ramji.
Dhulia, who never shies away from hot breathy love-making sequences, recently shot some torrid scenes with Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill in Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster. For Jai Ramji too he has some extra-special plans for the bedroom.
The idea of casting Jacqueline came to Tigmanshu after he saw the lately-emboldened actress comfortably cuddling up to Emraan Hashmi in the stills of Murder 2.
It’s time for the actress to carry her sizzle further in the inspiring company of Arjun Rampal who lately did an semi-x-rated love-making sequence with TV actress Shruti Seth in Raajneeti .
After Preity Zinta, it’s Jacqueline Fernandez who has been added to the cast of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s rustic tale Jai Ramji. And he plans to add a number of more glamorous babes from Mumbai in even the smaller female parts. He has already spoken to number glam-dolls for even the cameos and walk-on parts. They’ve all agreed to be part of Dhulia’s glamour bazaar.
Tigmanshu’s logic is simple. Going rustic and real doesn’t mean relinquishing glamour. “This is a logic we’ve inherited from the art-house films where realism was equated with a lack of glamour. My film is set in a small town. But it will feature sexy glamorous Bollywood actresses. We need to break the More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 27, 2011 – 11:10 IST
She dazzled the audience with her last film Housefull and is currently the next big thing with her upcoming films Murder 2 and Housefull 2; she is none other than the Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez.
We may have thought that this leggy damsel was busy shooting for her films, but in fact she took some time out for an ad shoot for a winter wear brand, Rage. Jacqueline was shooting with director Vinod Mukhi after completing the entire shooting of his film Diary of A Butterfly.
The ad in question was shot over a period of two days and talking about the experience of working with Jacqueline, Vinod says, “Working with Jacqueline was an awesome experience and I must appreciate her professionalism. Her coming dot on time saved the energy of the unit since it was very hot and we were shooting under the sun for a winter wear brand. I hope to work with Jacky again because she is very professional and very beautiful.”
Other Bollywood actresses who have done ads for this brand include Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy.
By Ruchika Vyas, Team iDiva (April 23, 2011)
From winning the Miss India title to taking over as Miss Universe, to marrying her ‘ideal’ man, Lara Dutta Bhupathi has come a long way
How important was winning the Miss Universe title? Do these pageants help as a Bollywood platform
Miss Universe is a gift given to very few women in their lifetimes and I had the most incredible year where I grew overnight and also discovered myself at a very young age. The opportunities that it brought far surpassed anything else that has happened in my life.
I have always wanted to be an actor. When I was younger, I thought it would be the stage and I’d do theatre, but the opportunity to act on screen is what millions dream of. I am blessed to have a career that I am passionate about.
How did you find your footing in Bollywood?
I knew very little about Bollywood when I started out. In hindsight, I should have done more homework. Having said that, I’ve never had bad experiences in the industry and share good relationships with all the directors, producers and actors I’ve worked with. For a complete outsider, I’ve had my fair share of successes. I’ve spent eight years of my life in the industry and I think I’ve managed to get a foothold now.
What is it that you hate or love about the industry?
With acting, you are presented with various opportunities to do what you’ve never done before. I always say, as actors, you live hundreds of lifetimes in one, which is one of the More >
By Rajiv Vijayakar (Screen Weekly), April 15, 2011 – 14:11 IST
“The first aspect that strikes me about the current epidemic of reworkings of classic songs is that it is yet another sign of the herd mentality of producers. If a horror film is a hit, everyone wants to make one more. If ‘Munni Badnaam Hui‘ becomes a rage, it sets a trend too. They all want to cash in as it becomes a Vicks Formula 44 syndrome that looks at shortcuts to success. Such time-tested classics, they feel, are sure shot means of selling the music because the songs have stood the test of time.
However, of the 10 or more such songs I have heard, seven have been bad or worse. I liked the way ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno‘ was done in the film of that name, where the essence of the original was maintained and some of the old song’s portions were also included. The Housefull song from Laawaris, creatively speaking, was not bad. And Yamla Pagla Deewana was well-done indeed. But Thank You’s ‘Pyar Lo Pyar Do‘ and Dum Maaro Dum‘s version of the ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna‘ track are so badly done that the essence of the original classics has been lost.
And what do I mean by essence? It means that the song should be good enough to sing and not have gimmicks that disturb the flow of the tune or the words. Like some of the DJs do a really tremendous job of remixes.
But to me, more than the creative aspects, the most obnoxious part of the trend is that due credits are not given! This means that anyone can remove More >