Posts tagged Jagdish Rajpurohit
BOMBAY TIMES (March 16, 2012)
Lifting plots from international ventures has given Indian filmmakers a bad reputation. It has caused damage to such a degree that a filmmaker, who wants to adapt a film legally, is also looked down upon with great apprehension and suspicion as debutant director Jagdish Rajpurohit experienced, recently.
Rajpurohit happened to watch French film L’emmerduer and showed keen interest to adapt it in Hindi. Francis Veber, the writer, forget entertain, point blank refused to meet Jagdish Rajpurohit.
Our source said, “Francis Veber and TFI International were completely stonewalled about the meeting. They were bitter about The Dinner Game experience that was made as Bheja Fry here. The money promised was not paid. Francis felt cheated and betrayed.”
Francis Veber played so tough that it took Rajpurohit to ultimately appoint a French agent, Tony Scott, to actually initiate the negotiations and establish his production house’s credentials.
When contacted Jagdish Rajpurohit confirmed the incident, saying, “Here, I was offering a price to them but they were constantly worried that I would plagiarize L’emmerduer. I had to literally shout at the top of my lungs that I was there to buy the rights and not remake it for free.”
“I don’t know much about the Bheja Fry incident but some film makers should stop lifting other people’s stories and cause disrepute to Indian film makers. Chori karke filmein mat banao… it will only result in getting bumboo’ed,” he More >
BOMBAY TIMES (March 11, 2012)
After playing Imran Khan’s sidekick in I Hate Luv Storys and making his presence felt in films like Mumbai Meri Jaan, Bedhundh (Marathi), My Name Is Khan and Crook, model and actor Kavin Dave, is stepping into the world every actor dreams of – yes, he is all set to take centre stage!
Producer-director Jagdish Rajpurohit ‘s Bumboo has Dave in the lead part. “I am excited and am looking forward to Bumboo’s release,” he smiles. Kavin’s brush with the camera began when he was barely seven. “My first ad was a candy commercial followed by a number of television serials that had me as a child artiste.”
Kavin continues, “After graduation, I began pursuing theatre and mastered the art of acting under the guidance of eminent theatre personality Satyadev Dubey. It was here that I met Jagdish Rajpurohit, and over a period of time our meeting culminated into a thick friendship. Because of our common interest in cinema we landed up writing the adaptation of L’emmerduer for India.”
He adds, “Forget the lead, I was not even considered for any role in Bumboo! Rajpurohit wanted someone who would look slightly older than me. But I convinced him otherwise. Well, that’s where I stand apart I guess!”