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Arshad Warsi walked out of director Kabeer Kaushik’s next, Maximum, just a day before it was to go on the floors. Naseeruddin Shah stepped in at the last moment and saved the project.
Kaushik has so far directed Warsi in two films, Sehar and the actor’s first home production Hum Tum Aur Ghost. But the director suddenly found himself in deep trouble because of Arshad’s unprofessional behaviour.Naseer (L) and not Arshad (R) will star in Kabeer Kaushik’s next
A source said, “From the beginning Arshad had issues with the script. He wanted his character to be more hard-hitting, edgy and diabolic. Kabeer and Arshad are old friends, so he made whatever changes he could to please him.
After that, things seemed to be fine and the film was ready to roll. But at the last minute Arshad backed out.”
This left Kabeer in a state of panic and utter helplessness. But it was Naseeruddin who saved the day for Kaushik. As he not only decided to step into his Ishqiya co-star’s shoes, but also made date adjustments so that he could shoot Maximum between his theatre commitments.
“Arshad Warsi had issues with the project and thus withdrew a day prior to the start of the shoot,” Kaushik confirmed. “It was always my dream to work with Naseer Saab. He graciously agreed to be part of the project. Frankly, it’s a dream come true.”
Our source further informed us that now the role is being modified to suit Naseer. But he will More >
Arshad Warsi, who had had a fallout with director Kabeer Kaushik, has patched up with him and is acting in his next
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 04, 2011)
It’s truly patch-up season. Arshad Warsi, who had a fallout with director Kabeer Kaushik more than a year ago, has mended bridges with him finally. The actor will now star in his next, Maximum.
Arshad, who worked in two films with Kabeer, Sehar and his first home production Hum Tum Aur Ghost, developed creative differences with him during the latter. Reportedly, Kabeer wanted to make Hum Tum Aur Ghost a serious film, while Arshad wanted it to be a light entertainer.Arshad Warsi Kabeer Kaushik
Arshad was very vocal to the press about his differences with the director. The film, which failed at the box office, added fuel to the fire.
Kabeer admits, “Arshad and I have an eight-year-old professional relationship.
Yes some creative differences stemmed while filming Hum Tum Aur Ghost, but we never had a fall out.
We lost touch for a while after the release of the film.”
So who extended the olive branch first? “It was organic. I had this great script and I thought he suited the role perfectly. Arshad said yes. He plays a negative role in the film.”
Arshad didn’t revert to our call.
Saturday 10th April 2010 09.00 IST
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Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai opened to a very poor response of around 10-15%. The reports are not encouraging so it will be tough for the film at the box office.
Prince opened well at places but overall it was a mixed opening as multiplexes at places were not encouraging. The film had a 70-75% start at some single screens but collections were as low as 30% at some multiplexes. It remains to be seen how the film goes over the weekend.
Tum Milo Toh Sahi was very poor as it grossed around 2 crore nett in its first week. FLOP
Sadiyaan was even worse with around 1 crore nett over its first week. DIASASTER
Hum Tum Aur Ghost dropped heavily in week two with around 75 lakhs to take its total to around 4.75 crore in two weeks. DISASTER
Saturday 3rd March 2010 09.00 IST
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Its the same story again as Sadiyaan and Tum Milo Toh Sahi open to very poor response of 10-15%. Both films will struggle at the box office with Sadiyaan managing a small run at some B + C centre single screens abut overall that will not amount to much.
Clash Of The Titans opened better at 40-50% but even that is below par as expectations were of a higher openeing. The film may improve over Saturday and Sunday.
Hum Tum Aur Ghost grossed a poor 4 crore nett over its first week. DISASTER
Well Done Abba managed 2 crore nett over its first week. It iwas steady over weekdays but on lower side. FLOP
Love Sex Aur Dokha fell in week two as it grossed around 1.75 crore nett. The two week total is 8.25 crore nett and film is profitable due to very low costs but theatrical business remains below the mark. AVERAGE
- By Taran Adarsh, March 26, 2010 – 16:42 IST
Empty cinema halls greeted the three key releases of the week – HUM TUM AUR GHOST, WELL DONE ABBA and MITTAL V/S MITTAL. The opening and noon shows were dismal at several centres. What comes as a surprise is that the films were well promoted prior to their release, especially HUM TUM AUR GHOST. But the poor numbers have come as a shocker. Let’s hope the business picks up on Friday evening as well as on Saturday and Sunday.
By Taran Adarsh, March 26, 2010 – 08:37 IST
I’ve often said, interesting ideas don’t necessarily translate into enthralling celluloid experiences. That’s what I realized, for the umpteenth time, as HUM TUM AUR GHOST concluded.
Hollywood has attempted several films wherein the living has been shown interacting with the dead. In fact, two decades ago, there was a mad rush to Indianize GHOST [Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg]. The fascination with the dead continues to haunt Bollywood to this date.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Arshad Warsi – who has been credited with the story of HUM TUM AUR GHOST – has denied that the film is inspired by GHOST TOWN. Yet, there’re some similarities and that could be coincidental. So far, so good!
Now here’s the hitch. The screenplay – the lifeline of any film – is what makes a film stand on its feet and in this case, HUM TUM AUR GHOST suffers due to inept writing. Ideally, the writers and director should’ve come to the point right away, but the film takes its own sweet time to come to the point and what comes across is also not enticing, barring a couple of attention-grabbing moments. By then, the viewer has already lost interest in the film.
The sole saving grace is the performances by the principal cast. Sadly, that’s not enough!
For Armaan [Arshad Warsi], life was picture perfect. He has a doting girlfriend Gehna [Dia Mirza] and also a great job. But there’s a problem: Armaan hears voices. Voices that More >
Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza and Boman Irani talk about their ghostly experiences
HARSHADA REGE Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; March 26, 2010)
Arshad Warsi is set for a double dhamaka, as he turns producer with Indian Films’ Hum Tum Aur Ghost which releases today. Arshad, who seems to be pretty happy with his first production, says, “I am confident about the film. I saw it with the general junta and I am happy with their reaction. The movie has turned out how it was meant to be— sweet, funny, emotional in parts. How much people are going to like it… I don’t know, because you can never predict these things. But it’s definitely my kind of a movie.”
The movie has Arshad playing a photographer who has a big problem. “He tries to cure himself by consulting a psychiatrist and trying other remedies, but that’s of no help. His problem is that he can see dead people and unfortunately there’s no medicine for that,” he explains. The twist creates a lot of trouble in his relationship with his girlfriend, played by Dia Mirza. The actress is very confident about the movie. “We’ve not treaded the traditional plot. It’s a refreshing film,” she says.
The ghost played by Boman may have created trouble for Arshad on screen, but the duo had a great time working together. Speaking about his role, Boman says, “People keep asking me how I played the role of a ghost and I tell them I visited the cemetery every night and waited for a friendly ghost to pass More >
By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 25, 2010)
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• You got a lot of strong reactions for the kissing scene in Ishqiya.
I’d never done a kissing scene before Ishqiya. And I’ll never do a kissing scene again. SRK is the king of romance but he has never done a kissing scene. I think it was a gimmick in Ishqiya.
I did it as my character was required to – he is aggressive and raw, unlike Naseer’s character.
• There was buzz that the kiss created trouble for you at home.
As far as my personal life is concerned, everything is fine. Every relationship has its ups and downs but Maria and I are very much together.
• Even Vidhu Vinod Chopra seems to have a problem with you… he said you can’t handle success.
Vinod has an opinion about everyone, and he says that about everyone. I don’t have any problem with him. If another Munnabhai film is made, I will definitely be a part of it.
• Despite doing some good films lately, why do people not take you seriously as an actor?
The problem is that when you are doing comedy, people can’t take you seriously. One has to do more dramatic roles. But I don’t think I should crib, because loads of films are being offered to me. I guess some things take time. I am waiting for my sunshine.
• You were supposed to direct Hum Tum Aur Ghost, so why did you take on Kabeer Kaushik? And then you fell out with him. I figured that between Boman and me, we’d have all the fun we wanted. But we More >
By Joginder Tuteja, March 24, 2010 – 12:54 IST
The challenge Bollywood is all set to hit back. And how! A couple of years back when Season One of Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket competition kick started, not many were prepared for its might. In fact the only film which succeeded in a major way despite the onslaught of the cricket matches was Emraan Hashmi starrer Jannat. Yes, the film was well made but its success was also primarily due to the fact that this film from the house of Bhatts dealt with match fixing and betting, something which was quite contemporary at its best.
However, Bollywood pretty much realised that with matches beginning from 4 PM in the evening and wrapping up around 11 PM in the night, it was futile to bring any new releases in theatres while the tournament was on. This is the reason why in 2009 there were no biggies announced in the duration was IPL was scheduled. It was a different matter that this time period also saw the stand off between producers and multiplexes which led to a total draught of movies in theatres. However, it was quite clear that even without the strike, no filmmaker with crores riding on his project would have dared to bring it up in theatres.
Comments an insider, “Yes there was this waiting period but then it only led to double trouble. First and foremost there was no software made available to theatres which means that Bollywood wheels stopped moving for a couple of months, hence bringing the More >
MARK MANUEL Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; March 21, 2010)
Good morning, Mumbai — and Navroze Mubarak! The Irani New Year and first day of spring began at 11.02 and 13 seconds last night. But BT invited the ‘Bawajis of Bollywood’ (actually, two Parsis, two Iranis and one half-breed) for a pow-wow on Saturday morning itself to the Rustam Faramna Agiary standing serenely in dappled sunlight at the Khareghat crossroads of Dadar Parsi Colony (DPC).
At 9 am sharp, Shenaz Treasuryvala arrived in a strappy floral summer dress, like a fresh gust of perfumed air rustling the dead leaves on the road, eager to do her bit and then catch a flight to Goa. “I started the year stressfully, I need a break — I’m an escapist, but I may come back on Navroze to have dinner with my family,” she said, the pout in place. Perizaad Zorabian Irani followed, the classic Yummy Mummy in a backless halter-neck lime green dress and golden stilettoes, showing pictures on her cell of daughter Zaha who is 2.4 years and son Zayaan who is four months only. “Life is insane, so much nonsense is happening,” she grumbled.
Nauheed Cyrusi, model and star of the DPC — whose mother is Parsi and father Irani (“I have the best More >