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SRK got together a cozy bash to celebrate Duggu’s 11th anniversary in Bollywood (and his maiden home production turkey)
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 17, 2011)
Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan might well be termed as the new Jai-Veeru in town.
Both the superstars have been bonding big time these days, attending each other’s parties and spending quality time with one another.
At the recently concluded award ceremony in Singapore, SRK made Hrithik miss his flight and party with him as he remembered that on Jan 14, exactly 11 years ago, Hrithik has made his debut with Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. Such love.
Our sources add, “Hrithik wanted to leave for India and his flight was booked. However SRK called him and told him that it was on January 14 that he made his debut in Bollywood. Since he had completed 11 years in Bollywood, it was time to party.
SRK told him that he too was leaving the next day and asked him to come along with him in a chartered flight. So, SRK, Hrithik, along with Karan Johar, Arjun Rampal and Mehr, and Priyanka Chopra partied hard with Hrithik in his room.
Incidentally, SRK also joked that exactly one week after Kaho Naa released SRK’s first home production Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani also released and bombed.
So, he was celebrating that as well. SRK himself called everyone and within no time Hrithik’s room in the hotel turned out to be the place where everyone was present. The next day Hrithik, along with wife Suzzane, More >
By Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; January 14, 2010)
Govinda has waived his fees for his long in the making film Naug...@40. The comic caper had been delayed due to casting and production issues for over two years. The actor is now keen that the project see the light of day.
He had accepted the signing amount as a token, but he has foregone all other later remunerations. Directed by Jagmohan Mundra and produced by Anuj Sharma, the movie is finally slated to release February-end.
Govinda with Yuvika Chaudhry in Naughty@40
Confirms Sharma, “Govinda went out of his way at every stage to ensure that the shooting was completed. He is now taking an interest in the post-production as well. He has taken upon himself the onus to ensure the film gets a theatrical release. Thanks to his interest, the project’s on track.”
Naug...@40 began with a long schedule in London after which it found itself facing production and casting issues resulting in the shooting coming to a standstill.
Initially, Ayesha Takia was signed to star opposite Govinda but as she was planning to get married, she opted out. Mundra was then keen to pencil in Amrita Rao, but the actress did not evince any interest. Eventually, Yuvika Chaudhry stepped into the role.
The film, which also stars Sayali Bhagat, is about a 40-year-old virgin (essayed by Govinda) who arrives from London to India to find a partner before it is too late.
“Govinda lost a lot of weight for the shoot and even coloured his hair to suit More >
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (THE TIMES OF INDIA; January 14, 2010)
Mumbai: The stars will spread their light four weeks ahead of schedule this year. The annual 56th Idea Filmfare Awards 2010 will be organized on January 29 instead of being hosted on the last Saturday of February as is customary. The venue for the ceremony remains Yash Raj Studios in Andheri.
Addressing a press conference at Hotel J W Marriott, Juhu, to announce the new edition, Tarun Rai, CEO of WorldWide Media which owns Filmfare, said that several high-profile award ceremonies were taking place this month but Filmfare maintained an enviable legacy.
Returning to roots, the organizers have adapted the original design of the trophy that was used 56 years ago. “We are crafting the Black Lady using the same mould and metal as we did then, so the size and weight are replicated as well,’’ Rai said as he took it out of a black box.
The first to get her hands on the restored model was three-time Filmfare winner, actor Priyanka Chopra, who was the guest of honour at the event. “It is so heavy,’’ she exclaimed, pretending to drop it in mock horror. “But it feels fantastic to hold it. Like I said before, I am sure my father would not mind if I took this Black Lady home tonight.’’
No less than 123 films are in the running for the honours for 2010. Nominations are yet to be made public but the vibrant box-office success of several films means the competition will be tough, the More >
MUMBAI MIRROR; January 14, 2011
Anushka Sharma who is riding high on the success of Band Baaja Baaraat is not a material girl.
The young lass is strongly against endorsing expensive bags. Anushka says, “I don’t think actresses should flaunt their branded bags. It sets a wrong trend and misleads young girls who cannot afford them.
They get influenced and thus pressurise their parents to let them work in a call centre, so that they can earn enough money to afford such bags.”
The actress makes a candid confession, “In fact I bought my first branded bag recently while shooting for Patiala House in London. I went to a high end shop and fell in love with this expensive bag.
It took me three days to decide whether to buy it or not. I even harrowed my mom and called her many times in those three days to ask whether I should spend so much on a bag or not.”
The producer is performing a havan at Balaji House, because three nasty incidents during the making of Ragini MMS have shaken her up
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 14, 2011)
Balaji’s head honcho Ekta Kapoor continues to be one superstitious woman. Today evening, she is organising a havan at Balaji House (Andheri West). Reason: Ekta wants off to ward off the evil eye before her next film Ragini MMS hits the theatres on March 11.
A source close to Ekta told Mumbai Mirror, “Ragini MMS was plagued by three bad incidents, which shocked the cast and crew of the film no end.”Ekta Kapoor
Explaining the three incidents, our source said, “First, the watchman of the house where the film was shot in Dahanu hanged himself a few days before the shoot began.
Then Rajkumar Yadav (lead actor of the film) got terribly hurt while shooting. After that, Yadav had a serious car accident.”
When contacted, Ekta confirmed, “We are just doing a clean-up act. We completed shooting Ragini MMS in just three weeks’ time, but met with three horrifying incidents. Isliye maine socha ki ek havan karvate hain.”
Anurag Kashyap who is currently shooting for his next, Gangs Of Wasseypur, in Benaras, flew in for two days to celebrate the birthday of the two most important women in his life his actress girlfriend Kalki and his daughter Aliya.
He also attended the success party of Udaan, that producer Sanjay Singh threw, celebrating their recent awards.
The party was a private affair. Anurag along with director Vikramaditya Motwane came in with their spouses. Also spotted at the bash were actor Rajat Barmecha, but Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor were missing.
Anurag confirms, “Yes, I came down for two days. My daughter’s birthday falls a day before Kalki’s. So these two days are like National holiday for me. On top of that Sanjay threw a party to celebrate the success of Udaan, which won three awards recently.”
Anurag organised a kiddie party for Aliya and then went on for a romantic dinner with Kalki to their favourite restaurant.
When asked about his gift to Kalki, Anurag laughs, “Such things don’t matter to us. We are both hippies.”
The director will use this song from Subhash Ghai’s super hit film Ram Lakhan in Gangs of Wasseypur
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 14, 2011) Anil Kapoor in My Name is Lakhan
Remember Anil Kapoor, in a tapori getup thrusting to My Name is Lakhan from Subhash Ghai’s 1989 film Ram Lakhan? It’s official now, Anurag Kashyap has bought the rights of this song for his forthcoming film Gangs of Wasseypur, produced by Studio 18.
The song has been re-created by Sneha Khanvilkar and Yashpal Sharma will groove to it. Anurag Kashyap says, “Yashpal Sharma is playing a local orchestra singer who is always called for any and every occasion.
So, the song comes when one of the key characters of the film is released from jail. The idea is to celebrate the song.Anurag Kashyap
The walk of Anil Kapoor in the start made what Anil Kapoor is and no one can ever forget that.
Ram Lakhan is one of my favourite films by Subhash Ghai. It’s a tribute to him. The film is about those who have been influenced by this era in cinema. Yashpal Sharma is my item girl for the film.”
Mallika Sherawat will play a shaadi-shuda bhartiya nari, covered from head to toe, in Case No 99
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 14, 2011) Nana Patekar; Mallika Sherawat(r)
Voyeurs will be disappointed. Siren Mallika Sherawat, who announced her entry into B-town with 17 kisses and went stark nude in her last film Hisss, will now be seen in a deglamourised avatar in her next, Case No 99.
Covered up from head to toe, Sherawat will be seen sharing screen space with veterans like Nana Patekar and Naseeruddin Shah. We wonder how the audience will react to her bhartiya nari avatar.
The producer of the film, C G Patel, whose United Six is releasing on February 4, confirms Mallika on board, “Yes, we have signed Mallika and paid her the signing amount, but some formalities are yet to be finalised. Nana, who is a great friend, is also on board and is keenly supervising the project.
We are still in talks with Naseerji.” Nana Patekar will essay the role of a CBI officer in this suspense thriller about an insurance scam of 100 crores.
Did Sherawat, whose USP has been her bindaas attitude, have any reservations in playing a sari-clad, married woman? “Not at all! In fact she loved the script. She has a very powerful role and strong dialogue with Nana. People will be surprised to see her in the film.”
Dilip Shukla of Dabangg fame has written the dialogues for the film which goes on floors in March. The film will be directed by debutant director More >
Annoyed with Pankaj Kapur’s disorganised ways, she is giving him hardly any time for the film
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 14, 2011)
Sonam Kapoor is apparently miffed with her director’s way of working. The current schedule of Mausam, which started on Thursday, will get only three days from Sonam as compared to the earlier schedules.
A source from the unit told Mumbai Mirror, “Pankaj Kapur has not been an easy director to work with. There have been times when Sonam was called on the sets for four-five scenes, and she ended up shooting probably only one scene, or, at times, no scene at all. This got Sonam really livid.”
Producer of the film, Sheetal Talwar clarified, “We have Sonam’s dates as required. She had given us her dates before she went for a holiday. They are combination dates with Shahid.”
A friend of Sonam said, “Sonam initially gave her dates in bulk for weeks together. But her days were unnecessarily getting wasted with her barely shooting one scene a day or no scene.
She also had Anees Bazmee’s Thank You and Abbas Mastan’s Players to shoot for. Now she has organised her dates and is giving a very thin window of 2-3 days to Pankaj Kapur to shoot.”
Talwar though blames it on the weather, literally, and said, “The weather is so cold and foggy that at times it becomes very difficult to shoot.”
On April 28, 2010, this paper also reported Shahid’s (the lead actor of Mausam) distress over his dad’s ways. He was quoted saying, More >
Rahul Gandhi heard out 30 delegates from the South film industry over the bitter copyright rift that has polarized the film fraternity
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 14, 2011)
In the bitter copyright rift between producers and composers, producers have found an unlikely ally. Congress leader and scion of the Gandhi dynasty, Rahul Gandhi has sprung to the rescue of producers.
In the fourth week of December 2010, when Rahul Gandhi was in Chennai, 30 delegates from the South industry met up with him on behalf of the producers of the Indian film industry.
Gandhi heard them out very patiently and even invited them to send a representative to air their grievances in the Parliament. Confirming this, South producer and Film Federation Of India President, L Suresh, told Mumbai Mirror, “We told Rahul Gandhi that by the time we come to Parliament it would be too late.
So he said that we could even come and speak in Delhi.” The proposed Copyright Amendment Bill is likely to be passed in Parliament when the next session opens.
Soon after the meeting with Rahul Gandhi, a meeting of Film Federation Of India got fixed with the Information & Broadcasting Minister, Ambika Soni. Said L Suresh, “Yes, we are meeting Ambika Soni on January 15.” Buzz is, soon after he met up with L Suresh and company, Rahul Gandhi had a word with Ambika Soni and even Kapil Sibal and asked them to re-assess producers’ issues before taking a final decision.
Bollywood producer More >