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BOMBAY TIMES (February 4, 2011)
Normally heroes are known to charm their heroines. Especially the debutante ones. Bollywood is full of stories, of heroes making a play for their heroines on and off the sets. However, unfortunately for hero Vipinno, the well-chiseled actor from Africa making his debut in Tum Hi To Ho, he had no such opportunity or luck. Due to the complexity of the character he was expected to enact, that of a deranged, possessed lover, Vipinno had subjected himself to getting into the skin of the character, during the shoot. Hence his co-star Charu Sharma was always, almost scared of the effective mad mood swings, he so perfectly portrayed during the shots. Being the romantic counterpart, whom he is madly in love with, Charu had presumed, that an informal rapport was the best way for artistes to generally unwind. But watching her co-star always preparing for his role, that too of an obsessive character, was surely an uneasy experience, especially for two strangers scheduled to compatibly work together. However as the filming progressed, Charu was relieved when it dawned on her that Vipinno was an easy going co-star, and great fun to interact with. Even though fanatically focused on creating an insane impact.
Aamir Khan hosted a special screening of Dhobi Ghat for dhobis. The film also is without an interval
Mauli Singh & Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 17, 2011)
The first print of Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat was brought out two days ago. And guess who got to watch it first? Not B-Town biggies but a lot of dhobis who actually work at the dhobi ghat in this city.
Aamir Khan held a special screening of the film for the people, whose lives are the core of the film. 55 dhobis including the President and Vice President of Dhobi association watched the film at the Ketnav preview theatre last weekend.
Says a source close to Aamir, “The dhobi association was very helpful during the shoot of the film. Pratik, who plays a dhobi in the film, was made to interact with dhobis to understand his character well.
During the shoot, some dhobis had requested Kiran to show them the film and Aamir fulfilled their wish. Aamir was present at the screening and he met each one of them and had lunch with them.”Meanwhile…
Most film theatres, especially the posh ones in mutiplexes, depend on revenue earned through snacks sold during movie intervals. But it seems, they made an exception for Aamir Khan.
After advertising Dhobi Ghat as a 95-minute film with no intervals, Aamir personally visited the owners and managers of various multiplex chains, who have now agreed to screen it without intervals.
And this includes theatres across India. Says a source, “Aamir insisted More >
The director has aborted all plans of the third sequel for Rakht Charitra after the assassination of Maddilacheruvu Surayanaryan (Suri) in Hyderabad
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 05, 2011)
The sudden death of gangster-politician Maddilacheruvu Surayanaryan (Suri) on Monday in Hyderabad, allegedly at the hands of his right-hand man Bhanu has left Ram Gopal Varma totally shattered.
On learning of the assassination in Hyderabad, Varma was so utterly shocked that he completely withdrew.
“To see a man whom I had interacted with so closely being gunned down and being taken away wrapped in a cloth was bad enough. What’s worse is the fact that the man who allegedly killed Suri is someone I knew from close quarters,” says Ramu.A still from Rakht Charitra 2
Shaken and barely able to speak, RGV adds, “I was more in touch with this guy who allegedly killed him. In fact, it was Bhanu who had called me up to arrange for a screening of Rakht Charitra for Suri.
He was Suri’s shadow. Every time I met Suri Bhanu was around attentive, respectful and alert. Bhanu answered all of Suri’s calls. I thought I knew Bhanu better than Suri. This betrayal has just shocked me. I can’t bring myself to trust anyone anymore.”
The filmmaker has become paranoid and suspicious now. “I made Rakht Charitra and moved on. Now this ghastly incident has dragged me back to the reality behind my film.
Suri getting shot despite all his power and that too by his most More >
Piyali Dasgupta; TNN (TIMESOFINDIA.COM; December 26, 2010)I’d like to write a book
I have many interests other than acting, but if you ask me if I ever want to direct a movie, I’d say no. Firstly, I don’t have the patience to handle the entire unit and secondly, I am not at all a technical person. On the other hand, I do love socialising and interacting with people. But somehow controlling them on the sets is just not my thing. I would prefer acting to directing. Somewhere down the years, I would like to write a book, though.
Sabya has groomed me
I wouldn’t deny the fact that Sabya (fashion designer Sabyasachi) and I share a unique bond. However, Rani, who has been Sabya’s all time favourite, is still his wife, and I consider myself to be his second wife. It’s true that ever since Sabya has come into my life it has changed. He has transformed not only my look but also brought changes in my personality. I have been criticised a lot by all for my dressing sense, but Sabya changed that. He has groomed me. He understands my personality very well and has always given me the right advise.
I would never say no to an item number
I have always experimented with my roles and wouldn’t mind doing an item number also someday. So what if it’s an item number? After all, that is also an act by a actor. My passion for acting will always remain. Sheila ho ya Munni I would never say no to an item number.
Out and about in delhi
I love coming to Delhi. More >
MM.com speaks to Natha’s mother, Farrukh ‘Ammaji’ Jaffer, only to bring out the intellectual and lighter side of a lady from the rustic lands of Uttar Pradesh
Kathika Kandpal (MUMBAI MIRROR.COM; September 28, 2010) Farrukh Jaffer, a far cry from Ammaji of Peepli Live
“I am too busy and too free, depending on my priorities. But if there is someone to listen to me, I can talk 24 hours. Jaise ham abhi aapse baat kar rahe hain,” 72-year-old Farrukh Jaffer bursts out laughing. “Ammaji” is bound to slip out of your mouth when you are talking to her. One of the most memorable characters of Peepli Live, Ammaji, is what she is better known as now.
A graduate and a student of National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi, Farrukh started her career in All India Radio as an announcer in Lucknow. At NSD, she learnt a lot from one of the most influential theatre directors Ebrahim Alkazi. She performed in a few of his plays and thoroughly loved the experience. But somehow, she felt closer to radio and films. It was Muzzaffar Ali, director of Rekha-starrer Umrao Jaan, who gave her her big break in the film where she played Rekha’s mother. Farrukh, who has her base in Lucknow for years now, feels deep gratitude towards Muzzaffar Ali, “I am thankful to Muzzaffar saab from the bottom of my heart. He gave me my first break. And it was his serial Damyanti where Ashutosh Gowariker spotted me and offered me Swades. He always gave me the freedom an artiste like me craves More >
Anurag Kashyap has been harrowed by an imposter, who has a not only opened fake accounts by his name on Twitter and Facebook, but also by his next film That Girl In Yellow Boots. Using these, the impostor has been interacting with various acquaintances of Anurag’s.
Anurag, who is not at all amused, wants to track him down with the help of cyber police. He plans to file a complaint as soon as he returns from Toronto from the screening of That Girl In Yellow Boots starring his girlfriend Kalki.
Anurag, whose real Twitter id is ankash1009, speaks from Toronto, “This guy is really bothering me. He has many accounts all over the place. His twitter handle is imanuragkashyap. He also has a Facebook account in my name and I guess he does all that using a mail id that must be fake too. He is setting up meetings using this fake id. Till now it was okay but now the guy is getting out of hand. He is interacting with someone like Taran Adarsh with whom I don’t see eye-to-eye. Tejaswini Kohlapure has been talking to him.”
After a year of all work and no breaks, the actor went on an exciting low-budget, hitchhiking trip around Europe, with six of his (male) friends
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 08, 2010)
The scene will actually be quite like Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa but this time, it’ll be six of Imran Khan’s best friends spending quality time together. After having worked continuously for over a year, Imran has finally decided to take a break. And what better way to do that than going on a backpacking trip to Europe with your best friends?
Our source says, “The trip was very different from the usual ones star take. It was not one that Imran splurged on. The seven friends were on an adventure trip. They travelled on a low budget, hitch hiked, stayed in small European villages and met and interacted with the local people.”
Apparently, this one was an all-guy trip (oops! Sorry Avantika) with few rucksacks and a lot of laundry making its way back home. Imran travelled in trains and buses and explored as much of Europe as possible with his friends.
You wonder how the actor coped up; didn’t he fear being mobbed by fans? The source adds, “This is how Imran is in reality; he loves to travel and explore new cultures and see different places.
Before he became an actor, he’d make such trips often. But over time, he has gotten very busy with his work and has therefore has had to cut down on such trips. Imran was very excited about this trip.”
When contacted, More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, August 30, 2010 – 12:12 IST //
Amitabh Bachchan was probably the first most sincere celebrity blogger in Bollywood who used the platform to connect with his fans and update them on his activities, thoughts and interact with them regularly. No wonder then that he had innumerable followers who would start their day with reading what the revered Big B had to say.
But apparently there was one errant follower who used the ability to comment on the blog to vent out his negativity. He would leave derogatory remarks that would cross the line of decency and were abusive. Big B mentions in his blog, “There is a serious effort by a member that writes and comments on this blog to use language and expression that is abusive, filthy and utterly disgusting.” The unrelenting person would even send messages that were downright vulgar on Big B’s phone and provoked the star to take corrective measures.
Amitabh Bachchan reported the matter to the authorities and now any attempt from this miscreant would come under legal cyber space action.
All bridges are mended between estranged son and mother; recently Shahid’s mother was babysitting his pup; now he’s acting in her film
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 02, 2010)
It was a fallout that was a sore point in an otherwise rising career graph; Neelima Azim, dancer-singer, and son, actor Shahid Kapoor, had for all practical purposes parted ways. Mother and son just couldn’t see eye to eye.
Neelima Azim was chasing Shahid Kapoor, after his success at the box-office, for her directorial debut. But so peeved was the son that he refused to budge from his boycott and kept her at bay. It hurt.
Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor went on to act in his father’s directorial debut titled Mausam, a feature that is still in production. His father, Pankaj Kapur and mother Neelima Azim had an acrimonious divorce years ago.
Shahid continued to bristle from the bad break-up and was often accused of taking sides. For example, acting in daddy’s flick while evading his mother was not seen kindly by some of his detractors.
But this seems to be a change of season, a warmer tide seems to have washed over Shahid. Apparently, the now mature actor is willing to not only speak and interact with mother, but, from we’ve heard, has also green-lighted a project to be directed by her. Industry pundits are ecstatic at this emotional reunion.
Interestingly, the film stars Chandan Sanyal (his pal in Kaminey) and Bhavna Pani, his ex-flame. Let’s see how they share More >
Nikhil Dwivedi talks about his equation with the two Khans of Bollywood
Deepali Dhingra | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; July 20, 2010)
Raavan wasn’t favourably received at the Box Office. Was that disappointing for you? Obviously, because every actor has expectations from his film. But at least I got some good reviews for my performance and that is heartening. I’ve seen the hard work put in by all, right from the director to all the actors, including Aishwarya and Abhishek. Somewhere, I don’t feel disappointed for myself but for the entire cast and crew. For me, this film was a step forward in every way.
What’s in the pipeline now? I want to concentrate on the remake of Arjun, I’m quite excited about that. We have changed the entire script and made it contemporary as unemployment is not an issue so much now. But again, it’s about the main protagonist being against the system. Then there’s a film with Shashank Shah, who made Dasvadaniya. A film with Tushar Kapoor would be releasing sometime in September. It’s a very edgy film.
What’s happening with Basra? Basra was delayed for some reasons. But I’ve been told by director Navdeep Singh that the project is on. I believe they are looking forward to shooting it sometime in October. They’ve taken my dates for it.
Recently, there have been rumours about your falling out and patching up with Shah Rukh Khan as well as your proximity with Salman Khan. What’s the true picture? I’ve known Shah More >