Posts tagged intensity
By Devansh Patel, March 26, 2011 – 16:05 IST
Ever since we were old enough to talk about men and women getting intimate, see them on screen shed their inhibitions, we learn to keep our literature hidden from our precious beloved in our lives. But those days no longer exist. Or do they? Times have changed. Girls have moved on and so have the boys. We plan a date, sip red wine, relish the grilled food, and end our day with a pleasant kiss and a warm hug. But it’s not all the delicacies on the dinner table that makes an evening special. It’s the talk. Do you talk about deleting your search history each time you’ve indulged in a pleasant afternoon of one handed web surfing? Do you eye another striking figure or a handsome hunk while dining? Do you have to hide? Do you talk about your ‘ex’ with him or her? Do you get ‘hit’ on by a girl when you are with your girl? Does a man come up to you and ask you for a dance when your man is standing there ordering the second round for you? Surely, in this post modern world, ‘talk’ is something we can now share. But how? Ladies might not like to leave their husbands with her, but I’m sure most guys would like an introduction. Welcome Aarti Chabria! She could strip her name down to her initials ‘A.C’ and the summer heat would perpetually go away. Classic and quirky, sleek yet curvy, optimistic and ambitious: Aarti has been around and stayed around, been there and done that, and proving herself to be a consistent winner More >
The actor will play the protagonist Changez’s role in the adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s bestseller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 29, 2010)
After making a film on legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, Mira Nair is planning her next. And this time, her protagonist will be a Pakistani man who lets go of his life of fame in America after a failed love affair and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. And the filmmaker has already chosen the one who will play that protagonist: Shahid Kapoor.
Nair’s film is based on Mohsin Hamid’s second novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was published in 2007 and was an instant bestseller. The lead role is thus quite a challenging yet prestigious offer for Shahid, who will be acting in an international film for the first time.
Apparently, Mira was keen on casting either Shahid or Ranbir Kapoor for the role of the protagonist, who is a bearded man called Changez in the novel. Our source said, “Between Ranbir and Shahid, Mira felt that Shahid had the intensity that the character required. While immensely appreciative of Ranbir’s talent, Mira thought that Shahid was better suited for this role.”
We wonder if Shahid’s intense double role in Kaminey won him his brownie points.
In Nair’s film as well as the novel by Mohsin, the story unfolds in the form of a dialogue between Changez and an American he meets at a cafe in Lahore. The protagonist gives voice to the More >
It is hard to decipher Lucky Ali. Simply because the man has so many layers to him. By the time you unravel and demystify one, a newer, more fascinating aspect emerges
Singer, part-time actor, part-time environmentalist and full-time philosopher…call him what you may, but his beliefs and comments, laced with his typically reflective observations, make for a fascinating study.
Be it his neatly balanced relationships with his two wives, his music, his caustic views on the media or his deep concern for the environment, Lucky dances to his own tunes.Lucky says he had a premonition that he would be married twice. (Below left) With second wife Inaya
We are in his farm, a one-hour drive from Bangalore city, surrounded by acres of green when he walks in dressed in pyjamas and an orange sweat shirt over a grey tee, those famous curls, now all salt and pepper. His hazel eyes are hidden behind dark aviators. “I have puffy eyes,” he says. He reluctantly removes the aviators and settles down on a stone bench.
Over some kadak chai and toast, his “comfort food”, he ponders on a life less ordinary.
Once again, it’s music that has brought Lucky out of near seclusion. After a five-year hiatus, he’s released ‘Xsuie’. “It means ‘at your own pace’,” he explains. He is excited about the online distribution of his album. “I wanted to do away with physical distribution. Imagine the plastic that you More >
Amitabh Bachchan and Madhavan with the newcomers in Teen Patti
… when he acted with four newcomers in Teen Patti
AAKANKSHA NAVAL-SHETYE Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; February 21, 2010)
Pitching young and raw talent against screen veterans may seem like a huge risk for any film, but for director Leena Yadav and producer Ambika A Hinduja, it only meant showing interesting and fresh chemistry on screen. Spanning three generations of actors — from 67-year-old legends Amitabh Bachchan and Sir Ben Kingsley to R Madhavan to newcomers Dhruv Ganesh, Siddharth Kher, Vaibhav Talwar and the youngest of ‘em all Shraddha Kapoor — in Serendipity Films’ forthcoming thriller Teen Patti, Leena took it up like a challenge only to realise that working with such a varied cast has been an experience full of positive surprises.
Dismissing the casting as a risk, Leena insists that the film is one example of young energy blending beautifully with maturity and experience. “Well, I didn’t have just the best of both the worlds, but all the worlds,” she smiles. “Mr Bachchan and Madhavan made the young actors so comfortable as co-actors that the generation gap failed to rear its head on the sets. Their excitement and energy levels made them one of the young ones,” she points out. Highlighting that it was in fact Big B who infused the sets with the maximum energy and broke the ice, Ambika adds, “Mr Bachchan is not only an icon, but also an institution. Although the debutants are born in another More >
// // // In a first for a Hindi serial, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai will air a silent episode later this week to do justice to the trials and tribulations its characters are facing. To highlight the gravity of the scenario, a unique background score will be used to add intensity to the situation in the Singhania household.
Hina Khan, who plays the lead character Akshara, is shown as the most pained of the lot as her family blames her for instigating a relationship between Mohit and Nandini, played by Ayush Agarwal and Niddhi Uttam.
The episode will rely solely on the impact of the background score, sans any support from dialogue. Telling us about the shoot for this special episode, Hina, who debuted with Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai says, “This was a tougher shoot than usual. None of us had to utter a single word. As per the storyline, I had to try and persuade other members in the house to not ostracise me and well, listen to me. We all had to be perfect with our expressions.”
It was also a challenge for the composer of the music. Paresh Shah, from Paresh-Ajay Music says, “Music conveys the conversation. We had to bank on our ability to bring out the emotions and engage the viewers in the story. I have created the music from Akshara’s point of view. This was a unique chance for me to More >