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Gaurav Chopra files police complaint against Jeetandra, his wife and others, claiming he was threatened with false police cases for reporting ‘malpractices’
Abhijit Sathe (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 14, 2013)
The man who oversaw Balaji Telefilms’s finances between 2009 and 2012 lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Crime Branch days ago against the firm’s promoters Jeetendra, his wife Shobha and others for threatening to implicate him in false cases after he allegedly unearthed malpractices in the firm.
Gaurav Chopra, a chartered accoutant and chartered management accountant, who worked as financial controller at Balaji Telefilms, lodged his complaint with Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy, alleging that Jeetendra Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and other staffers at Balaji were harassing him by withholding his pay, threatening to file false police complaints against him and forcing him to resign from the company.
JCP Roy confirmed that his office had received a complaint from Chopra and that the matter was being probed.
Chopra says he joined Balaji Telefilms on September 10, 2009 as financial controller. He says the company was impressed by his performance and gave him a substantial pay hike on completing a year there. However, Chopra claims, during his association with Balaji Telefilms, he got to know about alleged “unprofessional and illegal dealings, unfair labour practices and high-handed attitude of the management”, to which he objected.
Chopra says he advised the More >
Boney Kapoor shrugs off Bollywood’s no-show at the party in honour of Sridevi’s Padma award
Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 25, 2013)
By Sahara standards, this was possibly one of their quietest parties in a long time. Especially when you consider the recent gala that brought India’s most famous and most powerful together to bless Subrata Roy’s grand-daughter at her naming ceremony in Delhi.
It came as a surprise then that most of the A-listers mentioned in the media invite did not turn up for the bash in honour of Sridevi’s Padmashri award.
The actress however, made the most of the moment. Dressed in a white Manish Malhotra lehnga, Sridevi beamed happily, flanked by her gorgeous daughters and her proud husband. If their host was feeling the weight of controversies and the sound drubbing that his IPL team had received earlier that day, he certainly did not show it.
Notable among those who attended were media baron Subhash Chandra, Jeetendra, Anil Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Anupam Kher, Madhoo, R Balki and Gauri Shinde. While the event managers insisted Hrithik was expected to arrive, he did not. Neither did any of the Bachchans, who until recently were frontrunners at every Sahara do. Missing in action were all three Khans as well as the younger crop of actors, who have often professed their love and admiration for the veteran actress on social media.
When Mirror quizzed Boney about the disappointing turnout, he shrugged it off. “I would say the success of such More >
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; April 24, 2013)
Tusshar, 36, dropped Kapoor and added an ‘s’ in his name at the age of 23, when he joined films due to his mother’s faith in numerology. While he loves kids and will probably tolerate marriage for that, he has so far not found a person he could marry. He has made mistakes with his friends in the past that has made him cautious today and which makes him take time to trust. Ahead of his upcoming film Shootout At Wadala, he talks to Bombay Times about his kind father Jeetendra, his strict mother Shobha Kapoor and his emotional sister, Ekta. Excerpts:
Let’s talk about your childhood? I was born and brought up in Mumbai and studied at Bombay Scottish. Other than kids looking at you if films would be discussed, it was a normal childhood. We were at that time living in a bungalow just behind Gautam Apartments at Pali Hill and used to come back and play with the building kids. Until the age of 14, when we shifted to Juhu, Ekta and I shared a room and fought like cats and dogs over the most inane things, ranging from which audio cassette would play in the car to who would sit in the front. I would beat her black and blue. Once, she was running after me and got stuck in the door as I pushed the door and she broke her nose. My dad had to run down many times as she would scream or he would be passing our room and see both of us on top of each other fighting and had to stop us. Though we care a lot for each other and are possessive about More >
BOMBAY TIMES (April 4, 2013)
Jeetendra turns 71 on April 7. Instead of throwing a lavish party, his daughter Ekta Kapoor intends to fly her parents Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor to the Vaishno Devi shrine near Jammu to seek blessings of the deity.
Tusshar, who is promoting Shootout At Wadala, is not expected to join the family. However, sources say the siblings are also planning a special documentary on their father, who is perhaps one of the few Bollywood superstars to have completed 50 years in films. Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand have also had golden jubilee runs. Amitabh Bachchan has completed 44 years in the industry and Rishi Kapoor has had a 40-year run as an actor.
Tusshar, of course, refused to give away any details on the documentary. He just said, “It’s a thought. I don’t wish to give away any details at this juncture. How soon we can execute the documentary and whether it is just for personal consumption or whether we will decide to make it public, is something I cannot say at this point. But we do intend to do something to mark dad’s golden jubilee in films.”
Aakanksha Naval-Shetye (DNA; April 1, 2013)
Tamannah was recently spotted at Ekta Kapoor’s office. Now, we don’t know if a film is in the offing soon, but what we do know is that while there, she was in for a pleasant surprise. After a long meeting with the producer, Tamannah was about to leave. On her way out, the actress who recently made her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn in Himmatwala chanced to meet the original Himmatwala Jeetendra. And by the looks of it, the actress was quite thrilled too. After introducing herself, she spoke to the senior star for a few minutes before parting ways, but not before touching his feet and seeking his blessings.
After delivering three back- to- back hits, Sajid Khan delves into untested waters with Himmatwala, his remake of the 1983 blockbuster by the same name. An otherwise jovial man, Sajid is a bit apprehensive before his film releases. He has opted for Ajay Devgn to step into Jeetendra’s shoes and newbie Tamannah in the role that made Sridevi a star
Itee Sharma (MID-DAY; March 17, 2013)
What are you feeling currently — excitement at seeing one of your favourite films, Himmatwala, come alive onscreen once again or anxiety over whether your version of the film will be able to recreate the same magic 30 years later? March 29 is going to be an emotional day for me. Not every filmmaker gets the opportunity to relive his childhood 30 years later. I am anxious but more as an viewer than as a filmmaker — Himmatwala is more than enough to satisfy the filmmaker in me, who wants to make entertaining family films free of bloodshed and sexuality. I am more amazed because in the last five years, every second film is a remake either of a hit Bollywood film or a South movie, yet everyone is talking about my official remake.
Why did you want to direct a remake? It is a remake only in name. I would call it a rewrite. My Himmatwala and the 1983 film are poles apart. Why direct a remake — the question is very valid… but I don’t know the answer. By the time I had finished my first draft of Himmatwala, I realised we didn’t need to buy the rights of the film.
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Shubha Shetty (MID-DAY; March 15, 2013)
The upcoming Fashion Week will see an unlikely candidate walk the ramp. The model in question is Kiran Rao and this would be the first time she has undertaken such an assignment.
Apart from Kiran, the fashion show will also have Dino Morea and Nandita Mahtani walk the ramp together–an indication they are finally in a mood to acknowledge their long-standing relationship.
But, it isn’t without reason these celebrities have decided to walk the walk. All this is for Ronnie Screwvala’s Swades Foundation – an NGO that works for rural empowerment.
Designer Vikram Phadnis, in collaboration with the foundation, travelled to rural areas of Maharashtra like Raigad and Ratnagiri and took inspirationfrom the rustic fashion and it is the collection based on this that the celebrities will be wearing during the show
Joining Kiran, Nandita and Dino will be the likes of Deepika Padukone, Ekta Kapoor, Jeetendra, Farah Khan, Dia Mirza, Rahul Bose, Vaibhavi Merchant, Sanjay Khan, Chetan Bhagat and the Kai Po Che team including Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Raj Kumar Yadav.
Whoever said recycling is good, probably was not thinking about the 80s. Here’s why…
MUMBAI MIRROR (February 28, 2013)
The 80s were a peculiar decade for Hindi cinema. Think cheesy dialogues, OTT clothes and ear-splitting music. Think also shiny disco balls and glamour girls who bucked the trend in their chic sensibility
There is no running away from it though, and thanks to the retro wave that is sweeping through the box office, here’s looking at what we don’t mind to see more of from that era, and what is best forgotten.
TRASH IT - You could kill someone with the needle-point white shoes immortalised by Jeetendra. And when paired with his all-white bodyhugging ensemble, Jumping-Jack became the single-most important factor behind the boom in the whitening industry.
- Anything plastic is bad for the system – smiles, surgery and yes, jewellery. The decade’s fascination with hoops, squares and other geometric shaped accessories in colours to match the outfit, was hurtful for the eyes.
- Women embraced padded shoulders and puffed sleeves, and the men pulled theirs back to give them company. And we rolled up our eyes in dismay. Think Love 86, and you have a lesson on what-never-to-wear.
- Tota- maina, Tathaiya tathaiya… cheesy lyrics set to tune with screechy violins and moves that were a curious mix of break, disco and all things Bollywood. Jeetendra, Govinda, Mithun… their signature move was the knee-jerk reaction. Pun intended.
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Agencies (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 5, 2013)
Ekta Kapoor, who has bought the rights of the 1976 blockbuster Nagin, is remaking the Jeetendra-Reena Roy starrer, albeit with a contemporary twist.
A source close to the project said, “The film will be set in today’s times. It will be in keeping with the sensibilities of today’s audience. We need three to four months to finalise the script.”
The original Nagin starred Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Sanjay Khan, Rekha and Mumtaz.
Both the director and cast of Ekta’s remake is yet to be finalised. “We haven’t identified the director yet. Once that is done, we will think of the actors. It is also too premature to talk about a cameo for Jeetendraji and Reenaji,” said the source.
The other eagerly awaited Balaji project is Milan Talkies that stars Priyanka Chopra opposite Imran Khan for the first time.
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; January 26, 2013)
Abhishek Kapoor, 41, having flopped as an actor five times could have remained a palace of failure had it not been for his father and the Bhagwad Gita. His film Rock On won him a national award. Ahead of the release of his upcoming film Kai Po Che, which is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s The 3 mistakes Of My Life, he opens up to Bombay Times about his buddy Sohail Khan, his livein girlfriend Pragya and why he believes it’s imperative for filmmakers to induct new talent. Excerpts:
You started as an actor. How did you become a director? I have always been surrounded by the film industry as my one mama is Jeetendra and the second, a producer. Right from Junior KG upto B.Com, Aditya Chopra was my best friend and for fifteen years we sat next to each other. All my memories of school are with him. Hrithik and Uday were classmates and a year junior to me. My mama and my family are very close and my mum and Hrithik’s mum were best friends. I was impulsive and dropped out in the last year before finishing my B.Com. Adi and I moved in different directions. I was really young when I made my foray into acting. Though my career started with Pahlaj Nihalani’s film, it got shelved and I got stuck with B-grade films. I realised I did not enjoy acting. I stopped working for a couple of years after that. I started a dotcom business for online talent and ticket management, but that also eventually closed down, as I could not raise the money More >