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Buzz is that Bhansali’s magnum opus had too many English dialogues. These have been changed to Hindi to increase the film’s mass appeal
As Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish nears release, the Hrithik-Ash starrer is going through some last-minute changes to give it more mass appeal.
The film, which has been set in the Portuguese pockets of Goa, had a lot of English dialogue, which have now been dubbed in Hindi.
The film, which had many crucial scenes in English, will now be seen with 95 percent Hindi dialogue to avoid any risk of losing patronage.
Our source said, “The film is based in Goa, in a part where the inhabitants are Portuguese, so it was bound to be in English. However now that the film is shot and done with, the producers of the film, UTV as well as Bhansali, felt that the film needed more Hindi dialogue to appeal to wider audiences.
The initial thought was that the film will only appeal to the gentry, but they realised that it does strike an emotional chord with one and all. They do not want to limit the prospects of the film by having more English as Hrithik’s last film Kites bore the brunt of having too much of a foreign tongue.
However, in this case, there is Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the combination of Hrithik and Aishwarya Rai, so why not go all out and target all sections? Keeping all these aspects in mind, most of the English portions were changed to Hindi.
Now the film is 95 per cent in Hindi. The film is based on the concept of euthanasia (mercy killing) and these were shot in English. However, now the producers feel that these scenes need to be made in Hindi. At the end of the day, it is the emotions in the film which count.”
The source added, “Bhansali is confident about the film and in the past too his film Black, which had a lot of English dialogue, was a blockbuster. So, he wanted to go by his conviction even with Guzaarish. But since everyone said that some vital scenes have to be in Hindi, he agreed to this.”
Conversely, when contacted, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, denied the story. He said, “That’s not true. It’s a Hindi film made for audiences in India and for South Asians overseas. There is no separate dub at all.” The official spokesperson of Sanjay Leela Bhansali also said, “The film was always in Hindi and shot in sync sound, so there is no question of making any changes.” Theek hai, point noted.
|A still from Guzaarish|
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 9, 2010)
You could hear the kiss! It was so genuine… And you could feel the butterflies in your stomach when Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan kissed the Biggest Legend of alltime, Amitabh Bachchan. And who was overseeing this? Hrithik Roshan — Hindi cinema’s heir apparent. A billion hearts missed a beat at Karan Johar’s and Varun Bahl’s maginficent display of Victorian age fashion at the HDIL India Couture Week 2010 on Thursday night.
Amitabh apparently arrived three hours ahead to perfect his show-stopper act. A nervous Hrithik was said to be pacing backstage, practising his walk till the very last minute. And eyes misted over, whistles rent the air as Hrithik dressed in navy blue kicked off the high-life retail line of garments made from rich velvet mixes and lightweight wool. The garments, structured in a masculine sophisticated way, brought new meaning to the simple term style. The colours of black, royal gold, mud brown, rich burgundy, navy blue and dark grey with intricate embroidery gave you the feeling of the ‘Raj’ but were equally contemporary.
The show belonged to the patriarch of Indian cinema. When the very lean Amitabh strode in with dark glasses, a scarf covering his neck, wearing a black long coat over grey trousers and actually glided on the ramp, the women (including daughter Shweta) went hysterical. An emotional Karan touched his feet and wiped a tear as he whispered, “Thank-you Amit Uncle for agreeing to do this for me.” What was least expected was that Hrithik and the Big B would suddenly pull SRK on stage and break into a dance with him.
Says Karan, “Varun and I felt that if this line was to have true meaning, then we should have men like Amit uncle and Hrithik walk the ramp for us. The piece de resistance was the return of the K3G cast on the ramp. It was a blend of fashion and emotion in the house.”
In the wake of Robot’s blockbusterdom, the Roshans are allegedly having second thoughts about this sequel
Rajnikanth starrer Robot pushed the panic buttons in Shah Rukh Khan’s office. It is now doing the same in Rakesh Roshan’s office.
The latest whispers in Bollywood are that the Roshans are not too sure if they should go ahead with the sequel to their super hit Krrish (which released in 2006).
When contacted, Hrithik categorically said, “The film has not been shelved.” According to a source close to the film, “Krrish 2 is definitely not shelved. But what is sure is that Rakesh and Hrithik feel that a lot more work needs to be done on Krrish 2.
The arrival and the subsequent success of Robot has changed equations in the industry.”
Adds the source, “Krrish 2 will definitely happen, but at a later date. As of now, it seems that the Roshans’ next will not be Krrish 2.” When we asked Roshan Sr about this reported delay, he replied, “Not decided.”
We then asked him if Krrish 2 was taking time since he wanted to raise it to the highest standards possible. To this he replied, “No, not correct. I might start Krrish; wait for the announcement.”
Knowing Roshan Sr’s conceptualization, development and execution expertise, we wouldn’t be surprised if Krrish 2 goes on floors sooner than expected. But for now, it is on the backburner for some serious engineering.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 4, 2010 – 12:40 IST
Madame Tussauds has been a name to reckon with when it comes to preserving life like structures of famous personalities immortalized in wax. The latest addition to the museum in London following Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan and SRK is none other than the Greek god of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan.
Hrithik was recently measured up for his new wax figure by the sculpting team in Mumbai and London. They captured a catalogue of reference photographs and hundreds of precise measurements for the figure, which will be unveiled in London in January 2011.
To ensure total authenticity, Hrithik will be closely involved in the creation process, collaborating with the team to agree the pose and even donating items of clothing for his figure to wear.
Commenting on the creation of his figure, the star of hit films including Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, Dhoom, Krrish and Jodhaa Akbar, said: “I don’t really have the words to articulate what it feels like. Being bestowed this honour is overwhelming.” Hrithik, who remembers visiting Madame Tussauds as a child but never imagined he would stand alongside his heroes there, added that his inclusion “re-affirms my belief that nothing is impossible”.
The figure will be created at Madame Tussauds studios in London over the next four months at a cost of £150,000. The first step is to craft a perfect clay sculpture from which the moulds are made to make an amazingly life like wax figure. Then it is over to a team of skilled hair and colour artists to insert the hair by hand and build up life like skin tones using layer upon layer of oil paint; every freckle, mole, dimple and wrinkle are accurately reproduced.
Hrithik Roshan’s just converted part of his home into a world-class gym, where he works out alongside wife Sussanne
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 28, 2010)
Hrithik Roshan has just modified a portion of his house into a world class gym and has been adding new gadgets to it. We hear that wife Sussanne and he now train together. It’s his love for privacy that has made Duggu create a gym at home. Says a reliable source, “Everyone knows Hrithik loves keeping to himself and spending time with family. His workout session is generally long and Sussanne now gives him company. People like Kunal Kapoor also drop by to train with him.”
Hrithik’s trainer, Vishwajit Chaurasia, confirms, “He is completely fit and has no injury problems, including his troubled knee. But he was off the intensive training that he regularly does as he was in Spain shooting. So, he must have definitely lost out on his muscle tone and is now looking to work out seriously again. Privacy is something that Hrithik is always looking for… even in his workouts.”
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 25, 2010 – 14:06 IST
The first look promo of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly anticipated Hrithik-Aishwarya starrer Guzaarish was unveiled earlier this week. While the promo is quite splendid to say the least, the film does bear some resemblance to a 2004 Spanish film called The Sea Inside which is based on a true story of a sailor Ramdon Sampredo who becomes a quadriplegic following an accident. In Guzaarish, the buzz is that Hrithik, who plays a magician, ends up in a wheelchair because of an accident that happens when a magic trick goes wrong.
Bhansali’s earlier films such as Black was also inspired from The Miracle Worker while Saawariya was loosely based on a Russian short story ‘White Nights’.
While neither Bhansali nor his lead actors were in any mood to reveal even a bit about the story of Guzaarish at the launch event, going by the promos of the two films, there is no denying that there is some similarity between Guzaarish and The Sea Inside.
By Taran Adarsh, September 23, 2010 – 09:07 IST
- The release date of quite a few films has been reshuffled. PAAN SINGH TOMAR, starring Irrfan Khan and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, which was supposed to hit the screens in October initially, has been pushed to next year. The new date is yet to be finalised.
- Which will be the first release of 2011? The Rani Mukherji – Vidya Balan starrer NO ONE KILLED JESSICA. The film is confirmed for release on 7th January, 2011.
- Aamir Khan has confirmed the month of release of DHOBI GHAT. It’s February. Reportedly, Aamir is likely to decide on the date shortly. It could be 18th or 25th.
- Several biggies are eyeing June 2011. Shah Rukh Khan’s RA.ONE, Ranbir Kapoor’s ROCKSTAR [the film is 70% complete] and Hrithik Roshan’s ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA are confirmed for release this month.
That’s why KJo has chosen to remake this film
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 21, 2010)
Yash Johar’s Agneepath, directed by Mukul Anand in 1990 with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, was one of India’s earliest cult classics. “It wasn’t a box office hit, but not a day goes by when this film is not spoken about in superlatives,” says Karan Johar, who will make his version of this film with the very handsome Hrithik Roshan.
KJo says, “By remaking Agneepath, I will be living up to a promise I made to my father. Amit uncle’s version had one of his finest performances, he even won the National Award for it. Agneepath is the quintessential underworld film that has become a point of reference for several filmmakers. Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, the character that Amit uncle played, is etched in everyone’s memory. My father (Yash Johar) often wondered why this film didn’t get the kind of commercial success it should have. He constantly told me, ‘Karan, we must remake Agneepath.’ Somehow, I couldn’t see myself directing the remake. But when my assistant Karan Malhotra, who was my backbone on MNIK, said he would like to revisit this subject and recreate the magic, I instantly agreed to produce the film.”
Dharma Productions’ new avatar of Agneepath will have some definite changes. The film’s hero now is a flamboyant 28-30 year-old with a largerthan-life persona. The inimitable coconut vendor Krishnan Iyer MA, played by Mithun Chakraborty, will also not feature in this film. Instead, another very important character is being introduced in the first half. And talks are on with one of Bollywood’s finest actors for this part. Agneepath will go on the floors early next year.
There is a strong buzz that Priyanka Chopra will play Hrithik’s love interest in the film and that Nana Patekar will revisit the role of Kancha-cheena made famous by Danny Denzongpa. Karan refuses to confirm the rest of the starcast. “At this point, we have Hrithik on board for Amit uncle’s role. I will announce the other names shortly,” he says. “Duggu has heard the script and loved it. He is as thrilled about this film as Karan (Malhotra) and I are.”