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A critically-acclaimed debut, a three-year hiatus and a stellar comeback, the bold CHITRANGADA SINGH displays her bravosity and prowess as she recounts her journey
By RUCHIKA VYAS (iDIVA; February 26, 2011)
CAREER CHOICE It sort of chose me. After some print modelling, I did a music video for Gulzar saab. I got noticed and was called for the audition of Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Fortunately, it all worked out.
OUTSIDER AMONG INSIDERS I had to make my own relationships. Also, when I returned to films after a three-year gap, I had to start all over again, which was a little difficult. But it is untrue that people have any prejudices if you’re not from a film background. As long you have talent and you’re good at your job, it’s enough. It gets a little tougher because you don’t get as many opportunities and things are not well planned for you. But I’m happy to have come so far and people have been very good to me.
THE THREE-YEAR TWITCH I want to state clearly that my husband had nothing to do with it! I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do at that point. It was a moment of indecision; I just wasn’t ready for it. I didn’t want it that bad, especially because it was so demanding. You have to be very committed to what you do, so I just thought I’ll think about it. I gave it a long thought, and after three years, I knew then that this is what I wanted to do. And I’m glad I took that break; it just made things so much clearer. More >
Tisca Chopra says she’s loving the accolades she’s getting for her new sexy avatar in her latest release
Elina Priyadarshini Nayak (BOMBAY TIMES; February 10, 2011)
She etched a place for herself in the minds of the audiences beautifully, playing a dedicated homemaker in Taare Zameen Par. And now she is basking in the accolades for her hot and sexy avatar of an ultra glam socialite in Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji. In a candid chat with BT, Tisca speaks about working with Madhur Bhandarkar and her upcoming projects.
‘A PLEASANT SURPRISE’
Tisca’s performance in DTBHJ is being widely appreciated, and she’s glad, for it, she says. “I am slightly surprised because I was not expecting such a huge response for my oomph factor.” So what kind of compliments is she getting? “In TZP everybody felt sympathetic towards me, but this time I have received some amazing reactions. My account on my social networking site has crashed with comments, especially from men asking me out on a date. In fact, my husband hugged Madhur after watching the film. Sanjay told him — “I haven’t seen my wife like this before, and she has grown as an actor””
‘MADHUR BELIEVED IN ME’
“It’s difficult for someone to break an image that Aamir Khan had created, and only a gutsy director like Madhur could see the potential in me to do Anushka Narang.” The movie has some real hot scenes with co-star Emraan Hashmi. Was she a bit skeptical about working with the ‘serial kisser’? “Not at More >
Unhappy at being treated at par with Priyanka’s other screen husbands, the star has boycotted all promotional events for Vishal Bhardwaj’s film
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 08, 2011)
It is a film that promises to eschew convention. Not only does it have a strong female lead, all seven male actors cast opposite Priyanka Chopra in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf (SKM), have to be content with a level playing field.
Something Bhardwaj was pretty unambiguous about while finalising his cast. However, there is one star in the galaxy of actors playing Priyanka’s seven husbands, who is quite upset with the arrangements.
John Abraham, who has no issues playing second fiddle to his leading lady it is a Vishal Bhardwaj film after all is unhappy with the fact that the filmmakers are not treating him any differently from the other actors.John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra in Saat Khoon Maaf
John, who is used to his PR exercises and elaborate media calls, has decided stay away from the promotions, much to the chagrin of the team of SKM.
A source from the unit reveals, “John was not ready to share the limelight with Priyanka’s other six screen-husbands.
He was under the impression that he would be given more prominence over his colleagues and not be relegated to being ‘just another husband’ in Priyanka’s domestic harem.” Sources also say that the only actor he did not mind sharing the limelight with was his colleague from New York, Neil More >
By Subhash K. Jha, December 31, 2010 – 21:02 IST
Salman seems to have taken Asin completely under his wings. Earlier this month, he not only took her on a safari in the National Park – just the two of them – he also looked after her constantly when she fell ill shooting for Ready.
Is Asin going the Priyanka Chopra way? Driving herself to a nervous exhaustion. Like Priyanka, Asin’s mom is a doctor.
Laughs Asin palely, “So the warnings are being served up with stern regularity. I know I’ve been overdoing it. But it couldn’t be helped. I fell ill because of the round-the-clock shoots and the weather change. I was doing two shifts a day. I was doing my makeup at 6am to start shooting for ads and photo sessions by 7pm and that too in the chilly outdoors. Then I’d head to Film City to shoot for Ready with Salman.”
By now it is clearly established that there are two Salman Khans: the slap-happy one and the sensitive caring soul whose heart bleeds for others. It was the gentle caring side of Salman which surfaced last week on the sets of Anees Bazmee’s Ready when Asin fell ill with exhaustion-induced fever. Since the shooting could not be stopped (the climax involving approximately 25 actors was being shot) Salman not only made sure Asin was comfortable, he would check on her every hour to ensure she had her food and medicines.
Says a source, “This was an incredibly compassionate side to Salman. He would keep inquiring about how Asin was feeling. And he More >
By Devansh Patel, December 18, 2010 – 10:59 IST
Now when you have Vidya Balan telling you, “I am pregnant”, you’d get a shock of your life. You’d tend to look around and see if there isn’t anyone listening to the breaking news, right? So you look around and to your horror see half a dozen people staring at you. Then like a teacher telling a kid, ‘Come on son, fill in the blank’, Vidya completes the blank, “I am pregnant with anticipation for the release of No One Killed Jessica“.
Smart, ain’t she? A pun in a way when she meant ‘pregnant’ because not only is she busy promoting her film No One Killed Jessica, she has wrapped up her film Kahani too which is directed by Sujoy Ghosh. On further questioning, she quotes, “Working with Sujoy was great fun. Kahani is special because I shot this film in my favourite city: Kolkata. It’s the fourth film I’ve shot there. I’ve seen Kolkata like I’ve never seen before.”
So when it comes to hard work, you know for sure that Vidya Balan nails it and how. To our surprise, she unquotes her quote, “After Parineeta, I felt that I really worked hard in Ishqiya but after Kahani, I felt that I’ve never worked hard before. We worked our a** off. It’s about this woman who comes down from London in search of her husband and what a search it was.”
Suave, smart, hard working, talented and then comes respect. Yes, one of the most respected names when it comes to the field of acting, she doesn’t forget to pay one too to her More >
Barbara Mori gets talking about love, life and Hrithik Roshan
Deepali Dhingra (BOMBAY TIMES; November 29, 2010)
Barbara Mori might not be in the city but the smokin’ hot actress is still generating a buzz in the city. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with her alleged affair with Hrithik Roshan but with her recently released film in India that has opened in the country after a number of years. Kites might not have been able to take flight at the BO, but Barbara believes people will like her in this one. “The woman I play is very weak emotionally. She is a fragile lady who needs love in her life. And when she does not get the desired love from her husband, she goes the other way to fulfill her desires,” she explains. That’s that, but we’re more interested in what she has to say about Hrithik at the moment. Is she in touch with him? “Oh yes! I love Hrithik’s family and I am in touch with them. We are friends forever. We don’t really care for things happening around. We just care about what we know. Here in Mexico, it is the same. People just talk and talk. They know about our lives but they have no right to judge us with whatever limited knowledge they know. Nobody can judge anybody. People know that I have a son and I was married. That does not mean they know everything. I don’t care what they feel!” she says firmly.
Personally, what does she think of infidelity? “I understand that at times, when you don’t get what you want in your More >
Bollywood baddie in Hollywood film with Will Smith, Janet Jackson, Whoopie Goldberg, Queen Latifa and others
Sharin Wader Butani | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 17, 2010)
Long before Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, there was Gulshan Grover who crossed over to Hollywood. Now he’s doing it again. Bollywood’s goodhearted baddie has signed the film The Driver opposite Mexican hottie Salma Hayek. It’s being directed by Bill Duke and has Hollywood biggies like Will Smith, Janet Jackson, Whoopie Goldberg, Queen Latifa, NBA star Kobe Bryant and some famous comedians playing themselves in guest roles. Duke explained Gulshan’s presence, “Since the protagonist will be acting with a range of Hollywood stars, I wanted to cast an Indian actor with talent, range, experience and the ability to improvise.” The Driver is a comedy where Gulshan’s character is that of a rank-and-file accountant who is doing what’s expected of him, until he finally decides to risk it all, dragging his wife (Hayek) behind him on a journey to go after his dreams. “It will be a pleasure to work with Hollywood stars,” said Gulshan, who has just returned from the US after inking the deal.
TV’s most loved, most deranged family is readying itself to be unleashed on film. And if our conversation with all its actors is anything to go by, it might just be as riotous
Malay Desai (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 26, 2010)
What began as a joke is now… well, a bigger joke. Khichdi, the TV series christened after the ubiquitous rice-lentil dish of the subcontinent, will be served on a larger platter — the big screen, this week. The promoters are relaying this from the rooftops, and with good reason.
After all, no other product of our TV heritage - Hum Log, Malgudi Days, CID et al has made it to 70mm, a trend the West adopted years ago.
The sitcom, a brainchild of writer Aatish Kapadia and then Gujarati film actor Jamnadas Majethia opened in 2002 amidst a wave of expensive game shows and melodramatic soaps.
It took self-deprecating humour to a new high (or low, as some might feel) and grabbed TRPs. Its second season wound up at its peak in 2005, but not before beginning a trend of Gujarati characters in TV serials, earlier set only by ‘Malhotra’-esque Punjabis.
The serial’s Parekh family, played by veteran actors of the vernacular stage is now etched in telly history: Anang Desai, aka ‘Babujee’, the timid head of the family, ‘Jayshree’; his gossip-loving daughter-in-law (Nimisha Vakharia); the idiotic couple, ‘Praful-Hansa’ (the endearing Rajiv Mehta and Supriya Pathak) while producer Jamnadas Majethia himself is Himanshu the buffoon. The two More >
A day after he filed a complaint against his 27-year-old maid for stealing 5000 Euros from his house, violinist L Subramaniam, married to vocalist Kavitha Krishnamurthy, found himself battling attempt to rape charges
Manasi Paresh Kumar (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 07, 2010)
Recently, L Subramaniam found himself in the middle of a sex scandal, when his 27-year-old maid Bhagya filed a complaint against him at the Sanjay Nagar police station in Bangalore, on Friday morning. ‘Coincidentally’ the famed musician had filed a complaint against the maid a day earlier, for stealing 5000 Euros from his home.
The artiste resides in Dollars Colony with his singer wife Kavitha Krishnamurthy and two children. Subramaniam had kept 5000 euros in a locked drawer at his residence after returning from an international trip. Says Kavitha Krishnamurthy, “I had concerts in the US in June and my husband had accompanied me. We stopped over at Europe for a while.”
When the duo landed from Geneva on July 14, they declared 5000 Euros to the Customs department. But since the Euro exchange rate had dipped then, the family decided not to exchange the money immediately and locked it along with the declaration form in their bedroom.L Subramaniam (second from right) with his family
“It was the first week of August that we decided to exchange the currency and found that the money was missing from the drawer, but the declaration form in which we had wrapped it, More >