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Sunday Mid Day pays a pictorial tribute to the ace lensman who passed away earlier this week
Shubha Shetty Saha (MID-DAY; May 19, 2013)
In the mid ’90s Jagdish Mali (fondly called Jaggi by his friends) was one of the most sought after photographers in the city. He had set up his independent studio, after having worked with CineBlitz magazine. His studio was located in Aram Nagar 2, which was considered to be the haven for photoshoots as Mali had two other ace photographers, Rakesh Shrestha and Jayesh Sheth as neighbours.
Reticent and somewhat shy, Mali outwardly didn’t have the flamboyance that one expects from a glamour photographer. He was soft spoken and always smiling. But behind the camera, he was passionate and assertive.
And perhaps it was this very nature of his that made Rekha and Jackie Shroff, some of the reigning stars of that time, so comfortable with him that they refused to shoot with anybody else.
Whoever entered his studio, whether it was a star or a cub reporter, was treated equally and fed with samosas and endless cups of chai. At no point in his career, did his smile or demeanour change.
Once age caught up with Mali, as is frequently the case in Bollywood, the man who was always surrounded by people, suddenly found himself alone. But when I spoke to him a few months ago, Jaggi told me how he hoped to get busy soon, instead of dwelling on his loneliness or sickness.
He was suffering from severe diabetes. Jaggi will surely be missed.
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Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; May 14, 2013)
Celebrated lensman Jagdish Mali, who was known by the less-informed only for his portraits on Rekha, passed away at noon on May 13. Bombay Times was fortunate to get some exclusive pictures shot by Jagi. A couple of months ago, the photographer was put in an embarrassing spot when a segment of the media reported that he was going through bad days. Fortunately, in his lifetime, he managed to regain some of his lost glory in print. Jagi lost his battle with life after he suffered a fall and was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital. His actress-daughter Antara and son-in-law Che Kurien paid him frequent visits in the last week. The news of his death came as a rude shock to the Bollywood celebrities whom he had photographed in his halcyon days.
In his four-decade-long career, Jagi had a wide and illustrious portfolio. His father was an artiste and Jagi, who grew up in the middle-class bylanes of Bandra East, started his life shooting unusually sharp pictures of everyday life. Fate, of course, had other plans. Celebrities sought him out and got him to shoot their pictures because his camera often spoke more eloquently than he did.
Fastidious and moody like most artistes, Jagi would only shoot when he was inspired. While one will have to publish a tome to show his entire life’s work, the image that comes to mind as Jagi’s trademark shot is the black and white photograph of Aamir Khan’s Ghulam poster that shows the actor packing a More >
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 14, 2013)
Aditya Chopra’s next Aurangzeb revolves around a construction company based in Gurgaon, who in the façade of construction conducts an illegal racket. The group is headed by Jackie Shroff and his son Arjun Kapoor helps the father in the illegal business.
Apparently, the scion of one of the leading construction companies based in Delhi feels that the story is too close home. The company is apparently worried about the image of the company and is demanding to watch the film before the release. However, Yash Raj Films says there is no such development. The spokesperson of the production company said, “The film is based on fictitious characters and situations. There is absolutely no truth in this. It is not based on any company. No one has approached us for a special screening.”
Reticent Arjun Kapoor opens up about missing his mother, his relationship with Sridevi and about his envy for Anil Kapoor…
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 9, 2013)
Arjun Kapoor, currently taking baby steps into filmdom, is confidently gearing up for his second film after his debut in Ishaqzaade. In a candid chat with Hitlist, Arjun talks of matters close to his heart..
Your second film’s title, Aurangzeb, is a historical character’s name. How good (or bad) were you in history as a student? (Laughs) As a young boy, I was very good in history. My mother used to be really happy with that. But Aurangzeb is not a period film. I would to play a historical character from the contemporary Indian history, the political scenario of the ’ 70s, ’ 80s and ’ 90s.
In your debut film you were a solo hero but in your next, you have three other heroes — Prithviraj, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff. Is there a fear of being one in the crowd? Competition kahan hoti hai? A film needs actors. We all are playing characters and all these actors bring credibility to the film. Seeing them as competition is a very small way of seeing things.
Did you feel extra comfortable with Rishi (Kapoor) and Jackie (Shroff) who have been friends of your family? There was no ice to be broken with them, I know them since I was a kid. I would touch Chintu uncle’s (Rishi Kapoor) feet. He would tell me ‘Tu Boney ka beta hai aur Ranbir ka dost.’ With Jaggu dada, I would go to their house for Tiger’s birthday, hang out with him More >
BOMBAY TIMES (April 15, 2013)
Jackie Shroff’s teenage daughter Krishna will not follow in her brother Tiger’s footsteps and become an actor. Tiger is making his debut in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti. His younger sister is studying filmmaking overseas. Jackie confirmed the news.
It is said that Krishna was offered lead roles in films, including Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year. However, she prefers staying behind the camera. She is expected to join an established director as an assistant when she completes her studies.
Shroff and Kapoor will come together after twelve years for Shootout At Wadala, where Shroff will play cop one more time
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 12, 2013)
Whether it was the cop-chasing goon routine in films like Andar Baahar and Ram Lakhan, or the ‘brothers caught on different sides of the law’ drill in movies like Parinda, Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor shared screen space in a slew of films, and successfully at that.
Last seen together in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Lajja, the actors are set to re-unite on reel after a gap of twelve years in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala, produced by Ekta Kapoor.
Late Wednesday, Jackie was signed up for a cameo in Gupta’s film. When contacted, Jackie confirmed the development and said, “Ït’s been more than a decade since Anil and I worked together. I am really looking forward to getting back on the sets with him.” Anil too is excited about it. Jackie has worked before with Gupta in two films – Ram Shastra (1995) and Jung (2000).
Asked about the cameo, Gupta revealed, “Jackie will essay the role of a police commissioner. He has a great sense of humour. He is fun, and can make a very tense moment seem easy.” Meanwhile, a source said Jackie plays the cop, who orders Afaq Bhagwan, Anil Kapoor’s character, to gun down Manya Surve, portrayed by John Abraham, in an encounter. “There is a confrontation between them, which is one of the highlights of the film,” said the source.
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Sneha Mahadevan (BOMBAY TIMES; April 6, 2013)
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti, the film that marks the debut of Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff — with debutant heroine Kriti Sanon — will go on the floor on April 6 in Patiala. The date is special for Sajid as two decades ago, the first schedule of his movie Judwaa went on the floors the same day. Heropanti is scheduled to have a 2014 Valentine’s Day release.
With this film, Sajid is marking a return to the action-romance genre. His wife Wardha and mother will be giving the first clap for the film. Sajid says, “I have always believed in giving breaks to deserving people. So far, I have given breaks to several leading ladies and young directors. I have full faith in Tiger and his talent. This boy is going to redefine action and dance. Working with newcomers has its own energies and I am looking forward to the shoot.”
Jackie’s wife Ayesha, who is thrilled to see her son work with Nadiadwala’s production house, says, “Tiger couldn’t have got a better producer than Sajid. The love that he and Wardha have extended to Tiger is unparalleled. Sajid has not only been supportive, but immensely patient and nurturing. I keep saying Tiger is fortunate to have two sets of parents. Both Jaggu (Jackie) and me are happy that Sajid and Wardha have taken our son under their wings and have made him a part of their family. As a mother, I am immensely proud of Tiger’s hardwork and determination. We are grateful for this new beginning and super More >
BOMBAY TIMES (March 26, 2013)
One of the first things Salman Khan did when he returned from the US after his medical trip was to visit Sanjay Dutt. As a youngster, Salman had always looked up to Sanju and Jackie Shroff, who were flamboyant men with a sense of style.
Over the years, Sanju and Salman have had their share of differences, but Sallu has always treated Sanju like his own older brother. When he heard of the Supreme Court verdict in Sanju’s case, the actor drove down to his house to lend his friend moral support.
It was also touching to see Punkej Kharbanda (the man who had managed Sanjay in his heyday) arrive with Priya Dutt. Punkej and Priya were heard asking the media, who have been standing vigil outside the Dutt residence for four days now, whether they needed water, soft drinks or food.
The newcomer is already impressing the industry with his dance and action moves
Subhash K Jha (DNA; March 7, 2013)
Jackie Shroff was never an action star or a dancing sensation, but his son Tiger who will be launched in Sajid Nadiadwala’s film Heropanti seems set to excel in both the skills. Says an insider, “Don’t want to build up expectations for the newcomer before his film is launched, but Tiger dances like Hrithik Roshan and does action like Akshay Kumar.” That is a major compliment.
The newbie is also not very much like his father on several other aspects. Adds the insider, “Unlike his dad, who in his time was known to be a born flirt, Tiger is very shy with girls. He is very reserved with the opposite sex. There was an apprehension among Tiger’s team and family members about him opening up on the big screen. He recently did a test photo shoot and those present felt that the boy is a natural in front of the camera.”
Jackie, who is shooting a Bengali film Swabhumi in Jaisalmer, could barely contain his pride. “By God’s grace, Tiger has turned out to be a good boy, far more hard-working and focussed than I used to be when I started. And fully trained! Tiger understands his body and the camera. When I started I was a dud.” Jaggudada is all praise for Tiger’s producer Sajid too. “I don’t think my boy could’ve started with a better producer. Sajid is experienced and generous. He will make sure Tiger is well packaged and presented. My debut in Hero just happened. But a More >
None of her colleagues, except Deepti Naval, stayed in touch with her during her illness, laments the actress
Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 25, 2013)
The film fraternity is notorious for its share if fair-weather friends. And Manisha Koirala is learning it the hard way.
The actress, who is preparing to return to India in July, post her treatment for cancer, poured her heart out on a social networking site on Saturday, on how lonely the journey has been.
Even though Manisha has received ample support from her family friend Subrata Roy Sahara, who ensured she received the best of medical treatment in New York, the actress seemed anguished over the no-show from her peers.
“How slowly, shadows of my past friendships are becoming distant dream… did I have bunch of friends with whom there were promises of life time? Disappointed, yes I m…but then life fills you with new hope, new friends…hoping this time round it would be rooted in deep values rather then just crazy, fun times!!” wrote the depressed actress wrote.
When Mumbai Mirror got in touch with Manisha’s manager Subrata Ghosh, he couldn’t recall any Bollywood stars visiting her or even enquiring about her well-being while she was going through chemotherapies in New York. Except, Deepti Naval.
Manisha had worked in Deepti’s directorial debut Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish. Although the film was never commercially released, the two bonded. And it was Deepti, who has been Manisha’s constant More >