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Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; March 17, 2013)
Mumbai: Visibility of local trains in Hindi cinema has increased, so has Western Railways’ earnings from the entertainment industry in the last four years. Film and television shoots earned WR Rs 1.48 crore in 2012-13, up from a measly Rs 8.35 lakh in 2010.
Many recent releases like Dabangg, Gangs of Wasseypur, Agneepath and Kai Po Che have been extensively shot on WR property. “The Kaun Banega Crorepati promo with Amitabh Bachchan was shot at the Jogeshwari yard. Also Emran Hashmi’s Ghanchakkar, Ranbir Kapoor’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again too have been filmed on Western Railway property,” said a WR spokesperson.
WR sources said one of the main reasons for the increased business from cinema and television was streamlining of approval procedures. The spokesperson added, “A day’s shoot without any rolling stock costs about Rs 1.10 lakh while one with special rolling stock is about Rs 4.12 lakh. We have streamlined permissions for shootings and try to grant approvals in three to five days. We have identified scenic locales all over WR and are also approaching production houses to shoot on WR property.”
Arun Mathias, a film location director, said, “An engine with coaches on the platform and a moving train may go up to Rs 4.25 lakh (for 8 hours). But just a platform shoot or a sequence in a railway yard can be done for Rs 2 lakh.” The Kangana Ranaut-starrer Rajjo is More >
Shakti Salgaonkar (DNA; October 16, 2012)Waheeda Rehman DNA Research N Archives
As you enter her sea-facing bungalow, a portrait of a very young Waheeda Rehman looks demurely at you. As she enters the room, you notice, that little has changed. Her hair, perfectly held in place, a string of pearls and her signature smile in tow, Waheedaji goes down the memory lane with DNA. In your long standing career, we know you’ve done a million interviews. What is the one question that bores you, we will stay away from that question? (laughs) When people ask me when I started and how I started. Unfortunately, that is the question everybody asks. And even if they are all together, they ask the same question again and again. One wonders why they don’t think that this question has been asked and let me ask another one. I feel they don’t come prepared. Or maybe they don’t think we can answer (laughs), I don’t know.
Lifetime achievement, I’m sure you look back at your body of work and reminisce about the various characters you’ve essayed. What was the one role that was the most difficult? I would say my character in Guide. Because for that time it was a very bold subject and a bold role, I would say. More than 45 years ago, it was unimaginable to see a married woman, who walks out n her husband and starts living with Raju (played by Dev Anand). It was not a love story, because she doesn’t walk out on her husband because she is in love with Raju. She is angry with her husband More >
DNA (July 12, 2012)Dara Singh
Wrestler-turned-actor, Dara Singh passed away on Thursday morning.
Dara Singh, had been battling for his life in a Mumbai hospital since the last four days, but was on Wednesday shifted back home after doctors said he has “less chance of recovery” due to significant damage to his brain.
The 84-year-actor was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in an emergency condition on July 7. He had suffered a cardiac arrest and since then he had been in the ICU.
THE TIMES OF INDIA (July 12, 2012)
MUMBAI: Legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh passed away at his Mumbai home early on Thursday. He was 83.
Dara Singh, who was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital last week after a cardiac arrest, was taken back to his home on Wednesday night after his condition failed to improve despite continuous medical effort. Doctors, on Wednesday, had said that chances of Dara Singh’s recovery were poor.
Doctors said that Dara Singh had suffered significant brain damage after the cardiac arrest.
World champion wrestler Dara Singh, who joined the film industry in 1960s, was last seen in 2007 movie ‘Jab We Met’ alongside Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.
Dara Singh, who was a Rajya Sabha member from August 2003 t0 2009, was best remembered for his iconic role as ‘Hanuman’ in the epic TV serial ‘Ramayan’.
Tavishi Paitandy Rastogi (HINDUSTAN TIMES; June 24, 2012)
He isn’t the easiest star to deal with. Or so say many people who have worked with him. He has the reputation of being ‘difficult.’ And he doesn’t even try to defend himself. But in this interview, actor Shahid Kapoor finally comes clean.
Blame it on youth or sudden fame, he says. He promises to improve, to loosen up… something he says he learnt from Kunal Kohli, the director of his latest film Teri Meri Kahaani. Here’s the man. Coming clean. Completely:
Reclusive, arrogant, difficult, snobbish… what’s with this reputation? (Laughs) I really don’t know. I know I have a reputation that is not so flattering, but I guess I owe it to just being a private person. I don’t mean anyone harm and I’m not being mean. I just don’t socialise much, I don’t party too much, I don’t know what to say to the media if I’m not talking about a film that I am doing, so yeah, maybe I am perceived as a snob. But I assure you, I am working hard to improve all this.
Come on, isn’t “being private” the best excuse for being “difficult” or maybe “temperamental”? Okay, let’s put it in perspective. Yes, I agree I wasn’t very easy going by temperament. But remember, I was just 22 when I started out. Think about it, I was fresh from a regular middle-class family, with no “star type” background and I was suddenly thrown into the limelight; it was a big thing. I was overwhelmed.
If that wasn’t enough, I got into a serious, very public relationship. More >
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; March 11, 2012)
A blasé Kareena Kapoor speaks about having sex to Imran Khan in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Imran and Katrina Kaif pair up, leaving Imran’s brother in the cold in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Coyness, romance, sacrifice in love… none of these once-vital elements in Bollywood exist any more. Romance speaks a different language.
“The grammar of love has undergone a sea change,” says screenwriter Mushtaq Sheikh. “From the speed to the language, the entire process of falling in love has changed. The young are in a hurry. They have no time to wait to fall in love or even be selfless about it. They want results. And if they are spending time falling in love, they need to see what they are getting back in return.”
Flash back to the days when love did not declare itself. Lovers then chose to convey their emotion silently—a shy note, a quiver of the lips… and an endless wait. Recalls writer Dilip Thakur, “There used to be a build-up to the first eye contact between the hero and heroine, be it Rajendra Kumar’s hand brushing against Mala Sinha’s in Dhool Ka Phool, Rajesh Khanna singing Mere sapnon ki rani in Aradhana or Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol crossing each other’s path before meeting on Eurorail in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.”
Films like Break Ke Baad, Delhi Belly or the recent Rockstar are anything but love at first sight or virginal. However, the last did have a resonance later of the self-destructive Devdas, an old favourite. But More >
By Joginder Tuteja, April 25, 2011 – 21:13 IST
Now this is what one calls a perfect project in the making. Salman Khan, Anees Bazmee, Pritam, Bhushan Kumar and that promise of an out and out entertainer – one strongly believes that the music of Ready can’t really go wrong. There are movies that are termed as popcorn entertainers; now here is a soundtrack which one believes would be the kind that would be best enjoyed when being a little high. Though four different lyricists – Amitabh Bhattacharya, Neelesh Misra, Ashish Pandit and Kumaar – are roped in for a song apiece with Devi Sri Prasad also chipping in as a guest composer, you look forward to whether Ready indeed has enough ‘dum’ in it to be the biggest commercial soundtrack of the year so far.
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Pritam lends a fantastic start to Ready with ‘Character Dheela‘ and what actually catches your instant attention is the fact that despite this being a Salman Khan entertainer, the song has the trademark sound that the composer is known for lending to his songs. If one has liked the kind of tunes that Pritam has composed for Shahid in films like Kismat Konnection, Jab We Met and Badmaash Company, he is bound to totally lap up ‘Character Dheela‘ due to the Salman element being cleverly integrated by Amitabh Bhattacharya through his smart lyrics (don’t miss that reference to ‘Munni‘ and ‘Sheila‘).
Going totally by Salman’s on/off screen image which in any case is hardly More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 11, 2011 – 17:05 IST
The enormously popular model-turned-actor Shahid Kapoor stars in an adorable new ad campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India extolling one of the many benefits of a plant-based diet: “Chicks Love a Vegetarian”. The ad, shot by ace photographer Atul Kasbekar, shows a casually dressed Kapoor with two downy yellow chicks perched on his body.
Kapoor says, “I love chicks… pigs, cows, fish, and all the other animals too. That’s why I turned vegetarian.”
Kapoor who won PETA India’s Sexiest Vegetarian contest in 2009 received the 2003 Filmfare Award for a debut film for his appearance in his Ishq Vishk. His recent films – Jab We Met, Kaminey, Badmaash Company, and Paathshaala (?) – have all been hits.
In India, animals who are killed for food are crammed into vehicles for slaughter in such high numbers that many animals break their bones, suffocate or die en route. At abattoirs, workers often hack at the throats of goats, sheep and other animals with dull blades. Millions of chickens spend their entire lives in huge factory warehouses packed together so closely in tiny battery cages they cannot even stretch a wing. They stand in their own accumulated waste, which reeks of ammonia. The birds never see the light of day and are denied everything that is natural and important to them.
Meat production is also disastrous for the environment. Senior UN Food and Agriculture More >
The item girl to groove to Zeenat Aman’s hit Qurbani song close on the heels of her other hit Dum Maaro Dum
Subhash K Jha (BOMBAY TIMES; April 3, 2011)
Yana Gupta will dance to Zeenat Aman’s iconic Laila Main Laila in an upcoming film Chalo Dilli. The rich raunchy remix of the song from Feroz Khan’s Qurbani, is the second remix of the senior seductress in a month, close on the heels of Dum Maaro Dum featuring Deepika Padukone. But this time Zeenat is not complaining as the film’s producer Lara Dutta has not only kept the yesteryear actress in the loop, but has also shown her the song. And the sex bomb of the 1970s and 80s has given her thumbs-up to Yana’s gyrations.
Says a source, “What Zeenat liked was that Lara and Yana have stuck to the original and not made her song their own.” Yana, who is currently abroad, can’t stop raving about the song. “I’ve always been a fan of Zeenat Aman and the song Laila Main Laila. And I always enjoy doing item songs. But this turned out to be an out-of-body experience for me. I’m looking forward to performing it live on stage after the film releases.”
So taken up is she with her new number that she has hired Teddy Maurya, the set designer for the remix, to do up her home in a similar style. Teddy who is also a bit-actor (remember the leery hotel receptionist in Jab We Met who rents the honeymoon suite to Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor?) is now busy re-designing Yana’s pad.
The new Laila confirms, “I More >
By Subhash K. Jha, March 28, 2011 – 11:36 IST
Pankaj Kapoor’s dream project Mausam just got costlier. The fastidious director has decided to shoot an elaborate promotional number which would cost the producers a staggering amount of money.
The song which began shooting at suburban hotel on Saturday evening is not quite the promotional video that Shahid has done in the past with Kareena Kapoor for Jab We Met…remember ‘Mauja Hi Mauja‘?
Pankaj insisted that Shahid and Sonam not just take a chance with a dance .The specification to choreographer Ahmed Khan is, the lead pair has to remain in character even when dancing for promotion, thereby taking away from the characteristic zing of a promotional video.
A fairly expensive exercize for a film that’s already gone over-budget.
But as producer Sheetal Talwar puts it, “No expense is too much for this film. Every penny is a wise investment. The song has cost a whopping amount. But the extra amount is money well spent. Did anyone ask K. Asif how much he spent on that ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya‘ song in Mughal-E-Azam? What is important is not the cost. It’s the end-result. We’ve shot a song that Shahid and Sonam can proudly show to their children.”
The extra song which would serve as a promotional video for Mausam, choreographed by Shahid Kapoor’s buddy Ahmed Khan, would cost the producers a whopping extra 1.5 crore rupees.
The song for which an elaborate set has been constructed began shooting at the Royal Palms in Goregaon More >
By Subhash K. Jha, March 14, 2011 – 11:39 IST
Govinda finally admits that his daughter Narmadda is being launched in April. Though he declines from divulging the film’s name, it’s called Manchali. Earlier there were several false starts to the pretty girl’s launch. Govinda is so very excited about his daughter Narmadda’s debut that he’s eager, willing and determined to play any role that is offered to him in the film.
“I’ve told the film’s makers that I’m at their service for anything that they need. Bhai beti ka sawaal hai. Hum beti wale hain. Whatever is required I’ll do. I’m willing to play even a small role in Nammo (Narmadda)’s debut film.”
Apparently, the director Lovely Singh is now modifying the script to accommodate Govinda in the role of his own daughter’s father.
The father is of course enormously superstitious about Narmadda’s debut as he has every right to be. She has waited for almost three years for things to start moving ahead for her career.
When contacted, Govinda initially tried to conceal his daughter’s debut plans saying nothing has been finalized. A little later he called back to say it’s all in place and that it happened in his absence.
“I had only heard the first draft of the script. I was in Gujarat. I’ve just returned. So I wasn’t aware that Nammo heard the full script and loved it. Her co-star is boxer Vijender Singh who’s a good-looking chap. Nammo and Vijendar make a good pair…and you can’t blame me for being protective about her More >