Posts tagged Jackie Shroff
By Satish Sundaresan, September 28, 2010 – 15:15 IST
The haunting voice that ordered the 13 inmates saying “Bigg Boss chahte hain …” is back and how! We are indeed referring to the reality show Bigg Boss, which is back with its fourth season. Sources close to Bollywood Hungama told us that, this year, there is a slight change in the format. By now, everyone is aware of the fact that, the popular show, after being ‘shifted’ from Sony TV to Colors channel (which took place last year), will see a brand new host this year – Salman Khan, who has taken over from the legendary Amitabh Bachchan to be the host of ‘Bigg Boss 4′. While Big B has his style of hosting in suits and blazers, Salman will be reportedly seen in a very casual avatar, with his signature language that will connect instantly with the common man as well as the inmates!
One has to give it to the channel for safe guarding the names of the 13 contestants as national treasures. Sources close to us have confessed that they ‘tried their best to get the cat out of the bag’, and this is what they have told us; The most probable 13 contestants this year could be: Dimpy Mahajan, Sneha Ullal, Chunky Pandey, Sangeeta Bijlani, Avika Gor, Rajesh Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Manoj Tiwari, Sara Khan, Shaan, Shiney Ahuja, Shweta Tiwary, Simone Singh and Vinod Khanna. The toss is surely between Rajesh Khanna and Jackie Shroff.
There is also a buzz that singer Sukhwinder Singh and the international celebrity Pamela Anderson were approached (amongst many others) but they refused. Till the time the actual list is out, keep guessing!
In a saucy, hatke interview, Salman Khan unleashes his hilarious, wicked side
I keep an early alarm to wake up on time so that I can interview Chulbul Pandey aka Salman Khan. Zipping past the mad traffic to make it on time, I enter Mehboob Studio. Luckily the star hasn’t arrived. I wait for a few minutes and Sallu arrives with his entourage. The actor has his table-chair set outside his vanity van, where we sit under the hot sun discussing his new avatar as host on Bigg Boss 4. Excerpts from a fun rendezvous:
• If given an opportunity, would you go inside the Bigg Boss house and be locked up with the contestants with no connection with the outside world?
As long as there are no cameras inside, yes, I will.
• For how long can you remain disconnected from the outside world?
Let me see now.
• But will you experiment and go inside?
I have been in more difficult situations than the contestants of Bigg Boss can ever be in! And I have handled them pretty well I guess…So I don’t think it will be that much of a problem. It will be a party place for me. I like people, good people, great people.
• Who would be the first person you would make a call to apart from your parents after getting out?
(Thinks) Apart form my parents, I would call Ashvini (programming head of the channel) and ask her what to do next.
• The contestants discuss everything under the sun about their personal lives. Do you find it right?
That’s good na. It’s entertaining.
• Would you discuss your personal relationships in the house, seen and heard by everyone?
You guys discuss my personal life without even knowing it. That is what I find very amusing. So I don’t even react to it and nobody else also reacts to it. And now the fans have also stopped reacting to it. Now I am on Twitter ya, so whenever something comes up, they immediately tweet.
• Tell me five actors you would like to see in the Bigg Boss house together?
I would like Sanju to be here (Sanjay Dutt), Govinda, myself, Jackie (Jackie Shroff), Akki (Akshay Kumar). We all will have a blast.
• Five actresses?
Five names you choose. All are good.
• Five directors?
All the directors should remain outside and keep directing
• If you were locked in the house with Vivek Oberoi, John Abraham, Shah Rukh Khan, who would you eliminate?
Do I have to answer this question?
I have to? What if I don’t, then?
• You just have to say one person’s name!
I would eliminate myself.
• And if you are not in the house with them, who would you choose to eliminate?
(Loudly) If I am not in the house, I am not the Bigg Boss, then I don’t have the right to eliminate anybody. They can be in as longgg as they want.
• If you had Sangeeta Bijlani, Somy Ali and Aishwarya Rai in the house, who would you eliminate?
I would keep them all.
• You wouldn’t eliminate anyone?
(Long pause) I really really like Sangeeta and Somy. They are my friends.
• Which actresses, if inside, will have cat fights according to you?
I think the actresses nowadays are pretty chilled out. Because I have worked with most of them. They all get along. The way the heroes get along, the actresses get along.
• You mean actresses only get along on screen?
No, off screen also. Nobody is into each other’s work. They are all in their spaces.
• Every contestant is given a household duty to do? What duty would you take up?
I would take the duty of cooking.
• If given a chance, what would you cook?
Nothing! I’ll make such bad food for everybody that they will run away from my food.
• What is the hatke lingo you plan to use on this show?
I would use a lot of beep wali gaalis.
• Among the Hollywood celebrities, which star would you like to see as an inmate inside and why?
I have no idea. I don’t know anybody in Hollywood. I know my friends from here. This industry is Hollywood for me.
• Aren’t you disturbed that controversy never seems to leave you?
Doesn’t that disturb you guys?
• No, it doesn’t disturb us.
No? Then why should it disturb me?
• Why do people see you in a film and want to copy your style?
You are seeing what I am wearing (points out to his clothes). It is very easily affordable. Jeans, t-shirt, ek joota hai and my bracelet, kabse pehen raha hoon.
• Do you have any regrets from the past?
No, not at all.
Will Sangeeta Bijlani agree to be locked up in the house?
Roshni K Olivera | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 16, 2010)
All kinds of rumours are doing the rounds about who will be in the Bigg Boss house. Now the latest is that Sangeeta Bijlani has been approached. The channel is looking for controversial people and even if Sangeeta hasn’t been controversy’s child herself, the men in her life surely have — whether it’s husband Mohammed Azharuddin, who was recently linked to badminton player Jwala Gutta, or ex-boyfriend and show host Salman Khan. Will Sangeeta agree to be part of the show is the big question.
“It seems unlikely. But what does it take for the channel to approach her… at least it creates some sort of a buzz,” says an insider. The channel’s also in talks with actor Ashmit Patel because of a past MMS controversy and his family feud. Veena Malik and Neetu Chandra are also on their wish list and so is Jackie Shroff (what’s the controversy here?). Some of the other celebs likely to be in the house are Manoj Tiwari, Chunky Pandey and Sneha Ullal among others.
Dimpy Mahajan, who married Rahul Mahajan on a reality show, walked out of the house after he assaulted her, and then patched up with him again, has been confirmed too. And guess what? Former superstar Rajesh Khanna may be in the house too! So we just might get to hear his ‘I hate tears’ line if a contestant ‘breaks down’ which often is the case on this show!
By Taran Adarsh, June 11, 2010 – 14:41 IST
Partho Ghosh has made some interesting movies in the past. 100 DAYS, AGNI SAKSHI and DALAAL are three films I recollect instantly. But his new film EK SECOND… JO ZINDAGI BADAL DE makes you squirm in your seat. Films like 100 DAYS and AGNI SAKSHI specifically have recall value only because they had the courage to narrate interesting stories on celluloid. EK SECOND… JO ZINDAGI BADAL DE has an interesting thought, but is saddled with a lousy screenplay, while Partho’s execution of the material is archaic.
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Inspired by the Gwyneth Paltrow starrer SLIDING DOORS , EK SECOND… JO ZINDAGI BADAL DE just doesn’t work!
EK SECOND… JO ZINDAGI BADAL DE tells the story of a couple – Moammar Rana, an author and Manisha Koirala, his beloved. Moammar is a casanova, who two times Manisha with Nikita Anand, who, we are told, was his first girlfriend. What happens when Manisha misses a train by a fraction of a second? Two stories – the first involving Moammar, Manisha and Nikita and the second involving Jackie, Manisha and Roza – run concurrently thereafter.
Nothing works in this film, except, to some extent, the musical score, which is also strictly okay. Despite experienced names, the performances of actors are below ordinary. Manisha has lost the charm. Jackie looks completely lost. Pakistani actor Moammar Rana, seen earlier in DOBARA in a brief role, comes up with standard expressions. Nikita Anand exposes her curves uninhibitedly and is quite effective. Roza sizzles in the dance number, but has no acting talent. Suniel is awkward.
On the whole, EK SECOND… JO ZINDAGI BADAL DE is a poor show.
Partho Ghosh is back after a hiatus with yet another dud. This time, he comes up with Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De, an utterly rubbish and nonsensical film! Straightaway lifted from the film Sliding Doors, the flick just doesn’t make any sense even though the concept was innovative and new for Bollywood. The laughable climax and Sunil Singh’s performance ruins things even more!
The story of the movie: Shantanu Roy (M S Rana) is a writer who has come up with a book on destiny which teaches that a person gets what’s written in his/her fate. He desires his girlfriend Rashi (Manisha Koirala) to inaugurate this book. But on the D-day, she arrives late. Not wanting to waste much time, Shantanu tells his publisher and friend Sam (Sunil Singh) to do the needful. Just as Sam inaugurates Shantanu’s book, Rashi enters the room. She is ‘ek second’ late! Or else she would have got the chance to inaugurate and not Sam! Soon, viewers come to know that Rashi is unlucky and ‘ek second’ either saves her life or screws it. One day, she gets late for an office presentation due to which her boss suffers losses. She’s fired. Frustrated, she is returning back home. At the metro station, she is unable to board the train as, again, she is ‘ek second’ late! Suddenly, at this point, a person starts speaking in the background. He is curious to know as to what would have happened if Rashi had broken the ‘kismat ki dor’, arrived a second earlier and boarded that train! Thus, begins two parallel tracks in the film, one showing Rashi missing the train and the other showing Rashi boarding it! How her life changes just because of ‘ek second’ is what the film is all about!
Five minutes into the film and you’ll feel like stepping out of the theatre. The intro scene was quite tacky and dialogues plain stupid. Then came the first title song featuring Sunil Singh which is a put-off! The film then gets little on track and that’s what makes it watchable till the end. The sequence where the two parallel tracks commence was hilarious, especially the spoon feeding explanation given by the speaker! The intermission point was mediocre but the makers try to enhance impact by having a loud background score at this stage! The climax seemed bewildering. Throughout the film, makers were trying to preach that attempting to change your fate will lead to more satisfaction. But they end up showing the character Rashi more or less happy in both the tracks! And before you realize this, Sunil Singh is back giving love gyaan and some entertainment by dancing in the second title song! Picture khatam!
It is disappointing to see that Manisha Koirala now has to sign such films. M S Rana looks great and has great dialogue delivery. Nikeeta Anand (as Tamanna) has seductive eyes and suited the role of obsessive lover. Jackie Shroff was forgettable. Rozza Catalano was wasted. As for Sunil Singh, the less, the better! He’s Kamaal Rashid Khan part 2!
Story, as mentioned, was lifted from a Hollywood film. Nothing wrong with that but the writers and makers failed to treat it well. Dialogues were tad too preachy. Everyone is teaching something or the other in the film! Music was average but in many ways, the best part of the film!
On the whole, Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De is a poor show all the way! Watch it if you desire to see a complete ham film!
My rating-* out of 5!
Life can change, found out debutante Suniel Singh while working on his film
Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; June 10, 2010)
Just like the film, which is all about destiny, debutante producer-cum-actor Suniel Singh’s presence in Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De, which releases tomorrow, can be credited to his fate. Because initially, it was Aman Varma who was to play his character. “Aman could not reach Kuala Lumpur for the shoot due to some reason. As everyone was ready, it wasn’t possible for me to postpone the shooting. Since I had been involved with the script and the character right from the beginning, everybody insisted that I play the character. First, I laughed it out but then matters got serious as there was no one who could speak Hindi as fluently as I do and so I was in,” said Suniel, who will be seen along with Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Nikita Anand and Rossa Catalano in the film which is produced by Rachana Singh, under the banner of Saroj Entertainment P. Ltd. and directed by Partho Ghosh. “I am glad that Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff and the supporting cast were there to guide me throughout,” said the debutante who has given his all to the film as he knows that “the audience expects good work from an actor”.