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Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; November 26, 2012)
Imran Khan, 29, meets us at his nana’s bungalow. This bungalow is replete with history as it originally belonged to Nasir Hussain, one of the most successful director-producers of his time. Imran, who has lived here from his childhood and who is now tasting his own success, has revamped the bungalow to give it his own modern touch. In a freewheeling interview with Bombay Times, he talks about grappling with failure, his role model Aamir Khan and how he got trained with slaps from NK Sharma for his upcoming film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. Excerpts:
You have renovated and are living in your grandfather Nasir Hussain’s house. How emotionally attached are you to it? For me, this is a major labour of love as my family completes 50 years of living here. I was born in the US and my parents got divorced when I was just two, at which point I moved back here with my mother. My father was half-Bengali and half Scottish and his surname was Pal. My mother is half Muslim and half Christian. My original name was Imran Khan Pal, but my mother dropped Pal when we came back. When I was ten, I went to a boarding school in Ooty. There was a fight between the trustees and our principal and they kicked him out. The principal stood up and asked us if anyone wanted to go with him and about 20 of us put our hands up as we liked him. He had a farm land on the outskirts of Ooty, where he set up the gurukul where I studied for five years. I learnt a More >
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; October 6, 2012)
Director Punit Malhotra, who is best known for I Hate Luv Storys will now be seen playing a hero in one. The young filmmaker has been signed on by director Samar Khan for his short format film.
“It is yet untitled and the hunt for a girl to be paired as the lead opposite Punit is on,” says Samar, whose film is part of the Large Short Films made especially for online release.
As for convincing Punit to star in his upcoming flick, Samar reveals that he has known him for a long time and when he narrated the idea, Punit was all for it and agreed immediately.
“We have already shot for some of his parts in Bangkok and will soon head to Goa,” informs the Shaurya filmmaker. So how was it directing a director?
“Well, he completely forgot that he’s a director to begin with. And it helped that he knew what I would expect as one. He’s a complete natural in front of the camera, very much at ease,” explains Samar.
However, despite the short format, the film is said to be a full-on masala entertainer.
“Yes it has all the elements of any regular Bollywood potboiler, but has made for online release,” adds Samar. “There is definitely nothing small about it except the story time. Julian Colston has shot the film, Ranjit Barot has done the music… all these are experts in their own fields. So, the execution is large,” he says, adding that he felt like he was back in school.
“It’s not easy. Especially when the world is watching you. The film will be More >
The filmmaker has cast YRF’s blue-eyed girl over his ladylove in his next
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 7, 2012)
Punit Malhotra’s next after I Hate Luv Storys is one of the most awaited ventures this year. And though the young filmmaker had retained his hero from the previous venture Imran Khan for it, the hunt for the female lead had been on. According to reports, Sonam Kapoor, the heroine of Punit’s debut venture and also reportedly his lady love, was the frontrunner. But Mirror has learnt that Parineeti Chopra has finally bagged the coveted role.
Interestingly, Parineeti is not the only YRF favourite who had been poached by Karan Johar this year. Arjun Kapoor, too bagged a role in KJo and Sajid Nadiadwala’s joint venture 2 States recently.
A source close to the production house revealed, “Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar are very close. When Karan wanted to work with Parineeti, he only had to ask.” Apparently, industrywallahs and even people in the production house had taken Sonam’s inclusion in the film as a foregone conclusion. “Sonam has fewer projects in hand right now. So everybody thought she would be the female lead. When Punit decided on Parineeti, it came as a surprise,” said the source.
The role however, fits Parineeti’s brash, outspoken onscreen image to the T. According to the source, the female lead in the film, a love story is similar to the actress’ previous on screen roles in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl and Ishaqzaade.
Punit, who had remained evasive More >
Imran Khan, Karan Johar and Punit Malhotra reunite for a film. They’re still on the lookout for an actress
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; June 11, 2012)
It took them two years, but Imran Khan, Punit Malhotra and Karan Johar have reunited for a film. The actor, director and producer last worked together in 2010’s I Hate Luv Storys. Commenting on the delay, Punit notes, “I always wanted Imran for my film. He was my first choice. We did have some differences on the script initially and lost around six months in sorting that out. But now we are both on the same page.’’
Punit adds, “There’s a method to all our madness. Imran, Karan and I are at a happy place as far as this film goes. The nice thing about the three of us collaborating is that we are in familiar territory and the comfort levels will help us make the nicely ambitious film that we’re hoping to.’’
Is it a romantic comedy again? “It will ultimately be categorised as a love story,’’ says the IHLS director. “It’s got that vibe. But this time around the script has much more to offer.’’ Imran called in to say, “Dharma has become a second home… giving me the chance to work in two successful films — I Hate Luv Storys (2010) and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012) — in the past two years. I’m very excited to team up with Punit once again, since we had such a great working relationship on IHLS. I’m looking forward to making yet another special film together.’’
Adds Johar, “Punit, Imran and I are back together making a super fun yet More >
BOMBAY TIMES (March 11, 2012)
After playing Imran Khan’s sidekick in I Hate Luv Storys and making his presence felt in films like Mumbai Meri Jaan, Bedhundh (Marathi), My Name Is Khan and Crook, model and actor Kavin Dave, is stepping into the world every actor dreams of – yes, he is all set to take centre stage!
Producer-director Jagdish Rajpurohit ‘s Bumboo has Dave in the lead part. “I am excited and am looking forward to Bumboo’s release,” he smiles. Kavin’s brush with the camera began when he was barely seven. “My first ad was a candy commercial followed by a number of television serials that had me as a child artiste.”
Kavin continues, “After graduation, I began pursuing theatre and mastered the art of acting under the guidance of eminent theatre personality Satyadev Dubey. It was here that I met Jagdish Rajpurohit, and over a period of time our meeting culminated into a thick friendship. Because of our common interest in cinema we landed up writing the adaptation of L’emmerduer for India.”
He adds, “Forget the lead, I was not even considered for any role in Bumboo! Rajpurohit wanted someone who would look slightly older than me. But I convinced him otherwise. Well, that’s where I stand apart I guess!”
By Joginder Tuteja, May 10, 2011 – 12:08 IST
Now this is one clash that could well be the biggest of the decade. One can already sense trade salivating at the very prospect of Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan, two of the hottest young stars around, to be taking on each other. Reason being that their Rockstar and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan would now be clashing at the box office on 9th September.
“It wasn’t planned this way though”, comments a trade source, “Though Mere Brother Ki Dulhan was announced months ago and the release date too was fixed well in advance, as has been the policy of Yash Raj Films, Rockstar has actually come as a surprise. It was initially supposed to release much earlier.”
This in fact is true because earlier there were talks of a three way clash between Salman, Hrithik and Ranbir when their Ready, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Rockstar were expected to arrive on the same day. However, better sense prevailed and Salman’s Ready was (for all the right reasons) was given a free run.
“Still one did expect Rockstar to arrive soon after Ready. That didn’t happen though as the release date of this Imtiaz Ali directed has been pushed around for a couple of times already. Now that the new date is 9th September, tongues have already started wagging in the industry on whether this has been intentional.
“Though Ranbir does have an edge over Imran, it is still early days to underestimate anyone”, says a prominent filmmaker, “If Ranbir had Raajneeti last year, which More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 9, 2011 – 14:11 IST
They are among the hottest young actors of the current generation and when they came together for a special photo-shoot, sparks were bound to fly. We are talking about the charming Imran Khan and the gorgeous Anushka Sharma who feature in this month’s issue of Hi Blitz.
Imran, who debuted with a bang, with Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na had a few B.O. disasters before his next big hit I Hate Luv Storys. The actor says, “After IHLS, I decided that I must work with people whom I respect and who respect me because I want to enjoy the process of making a film.” Meanwhile Anushka too speaks about how the success of Band Baaja Baaraat took her by surprise. The chirpy actress says, “I never expected BBB to be successful. I was scared whether the film would work because there were no big stars in it. Not many would agree to work with a newcomer at the beginning of their career but I agreed to do so because of my faith in Aditya Chopra, Maneesh Sharma and the script.”
Imran has worked with some of the hottest leading ladies in B-town from Kareena to Katrina while Anushka has shared screen space with biggies like Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. However, they are yet to star together in a film but going by the looks of this photo-shoot, they surely would make for one sizzling on-screen couple.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 5, 2011 – 09:51 IST
Best Film Band Baaja Baaraat Dabangg My Name Is Khan Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Raajneeti
Best Direction Maneesh Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Guzaarish Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan Milan Luthria – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Performance In A Leading Role Male Salman Khan – Dabangg Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan Ajay Devgn – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Ranbir Kapoor – Raajneeti
Performance In A Leading Role Female Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Kareena Kapoor – Golmaal 3 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Guzaarish Vidya Balan – Ishqiya Katrina Kaif – Raajneeti
Performance In A Supporting Role Male Mithun Chakraborty – Golmaal 3 Arshad Warsi – Ishqiya Emraan Hashmi – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Arjun Rampal – Raajneeti Manoj Bajpayee – Raajneeti
Performance In A Supporting Role Female Amrita Puri – Aisha Dimple Kapadia – Dabangg Ratna Pathak Shah – Golmaal 3 Shernaz Patel – Guzaarish Prachi Desai – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Performance In A Comic Role Paresh Rawal – Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Johny Lever – Golmaal 3 Riteish Deshmukh – Housefull Anil Kapoor – No Problem Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden
Performance In A Negative Role Naseeruddin Shah – Allah Ke Banday Sonu Sood – Dabangg Emraan Hashmi – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Manoj Bajpayee – Raajneeti Ronit Roy – Udaan
Music Direction Salim – Sulaiman – Band More >
Gurgaon, March 13 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was named the worst actor and Sonam Kapoor the worst actress at the third annual Golden Kela Awards Saturday night, a spin-off of Hollywood’s Razzies awards, which recognises the worst in cinema.
While Shah Rukh won the award for Karan Johar‘s ‘My Name is Khan’, where he played a patient of Asperger’s syndrome, Sonam got the award for her home production ‘Aisha’.
Shah Rukh was selected for his role in “My Name Is Khan” ahead of Imran Khan (“I Hate Luv Storys” and “Break Ke Baad”), Neil Nitin Mukesh (“Lafangey Parindey”), John Abraham (“Jhootha Hi Sahi”) and Hrithik Roshan (“Guzaarish”).
Sonam was named the worst actress for her performance in “Aisha” and others nominated in the category were Deepika Padukone (“Housefull” and “Break Ke Baad”), Aishwarya Rai (“Raavan”), Kareena Kapoor and Kajol (“We Are Family”), Priyanka Chopra (“Anjaana Anjaani”), Pakhi Tyrewala (Jhootha Hi Sahi).
Ironically, Shah Rukh has also won the Filmfare award for the best actor for the same film.
‘My Name Is Khan’ also received the worst film award.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the worst director award for ‘Guzaarish’. ‘Guzaarish’ also got Black Award for Emotional Blackmail.
Director Ram Gopal Varma was awarded the Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award (Please Stop Its Enough), asking him to stop making films.
Once dear friends, the two young actors are embroiled in a heated battle for chunks of B’wood & advertising pie
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 11, 2011)
The newest rivalry is between Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan. While Ranbir has made his mark as an actor, Imran is making waves as a charmer.
Our source said, “When there are two actors eyeing the same position then there are bound to be problems.
However the friendship between the two was too good to be true. Initially the first friction took place when Imran’s now wife and then fiancée made some comments about Ranbir while watching Raajneeti.
However Imran picked up the phone and clarified everything and all was okay. Both the friends were so close to each other that they had also decided to start a production house; they were in talks with Imtiaz Ali to make a film with them.
However the production house did not materialise as both got busy with their respective careers. It was Imran who started on a high note with a superhit in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, while Ranbir had a flop film in Saawariya.
However they both have always been considered ‘youngsters to watch out for’. Imran suffered a setback with a couple of flops like Luck and Kidnap while Ranbir did some good work in semi hits Bachna Ae Haseeno, Wake Up Sid and Rocket Singh-Salesman of the Year, the latter failing to even get a decent opening.
Ranbir got his first big hit via Raajneeti where he was also praised as an actor. Imran More >