Posts tagged jism 2
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; May 15, 2013)
In a rather short span of time, Sunny Leone has managed to make a place for herself in the industry. The adult film star who made her desi debut in the reality show Bigg Boss landed a role with the Bhatt camp. Following a successful film debut in Jism 2, she was signed by one of the biggest banners in B-Town — Balaji Motion Pictures. In the first offering she grooved to an item song. Leading actress Priyanka Chopra was the other ‘item girl’ in the same film – Shootout At Wadala. Next she will be seen in Ekta Kapoor’s pet project Ragini MMS 2. Meanwhile, Sunny has signed an endorsement deal for which she was paid the price that all A-list actresses demand. Not to mention her three-film deal with producer Parag Sanghvi for Rs5 crore. But is she an A-lister yet? After Hrs analyses…
Too early to declare Industrywallahs feel that it’s too early to label her an A-lister, though she has a huge fan following. An industrywallah cheekily points out: “She is an A-lister alright, only the A here still stands for ‘Adult’.” Fact: In Shootout in Wadala, her item song drew the maximum ceetees and taalis in the theatres. Figures show that her Laila song had more hits online than PeeCee’s Babli Badmash. However, SAW director Sanjay Gupta feels she doesn’t make the cut, “Sunny’s just one-film-old and it’s too early to slot her as an A-lister. She is one of the most-searched names on the internet. Now whether it’s for pornography or not, who are we More >
Subhash K Jha (MID-DAY; February 14, 2013)
From two flowers coming together to camouflage a kiss, to sexually explicit scenes and dialogue, celluloid mirrors quick-fix love and push button passion in a world, which has little time for romance.
n 1970, Asha Parekh starred as a (pretend) widow in Kati Patang and Rajesh Khanna was her silent lover. There was not a single touch or caress between the two. Distributors were aghast, ‘How can we have the biggest romantic star of all time not even embracing his heroine once? Audiences would boo the film out of theatres,’ they said. But director Shakti Samanta stuck to his guns. No way. The widow wouldn’t cuddle up to the lover boy, come what may. Jump to 2000. Girls in movies like Ragini MMS look straight at the guy and ask, “Have you come yet?”
Says Asha Parekh, “It’s all too blatant and upfront in today’s films. When I did Kati Patang with Rajesh Khanna there was Anand Bakshi’s poetry to express love between the couple. In the very romantic Yeh shaam mastani Rajesh Khanna didn’t even brush his hand against me. But the intense feelings came through. Those were times of forbidden love. Parents monitored relationships. Today, which 20-something girl or boy would listen to the parents if they forbade a marital alliance? Forget marriage, we now have live-in relationships. And that too we get to see in our films.”
Like we see in Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Parekh feels cinema is only a reflection of reality. “Today, we have songs devoid of More >
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; January 14, 2013)
Sunny Leone is bringing in her second Bollywood film on an auspicious note. The actress, who was last seen in Jism 2, will be at the Siddhivinayak temple tomorrow morning, her first ever visit to a Hindu shrine. According to a source, she and producer Ekta Kapoor will be going to the temple to perform the sacred kakad aarti. “The darshan will mark the commencement of the shoot of the sequel to Ekta’s horror flick Ragini MMS. Since it is an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar, it was decided that they would seek blessings before the start of the shoot. When the plan was shared with Sunny, she was more than happy,” says the source. Ekta is known to start her films only after seeking blessings at temples, and this time her cast is also joining her.
Interestingly, over the years it has become a popular Bollywood practice for filmmakers to visit temples while making their movies. In fact, many films had their music being released in temples, while many other stars made a beeline for dargahs too. Interestingly, it is even more diligently followed when it comes to makers of horror films. “Given the nature of the film, they believe that taking blessings will ensure a smooth shoot schedule as well as the film’s success post its release,” says an industry observer, citing the example of last year when Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta and Emraan Hashmi had visited several temples in Rajasthan during the course of their film Raaz 3.
Jayoti Soor (DNA; December 24, 2012)
Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has donned many hats. Post the success of Jism 2, she revels in the transition from being in front of the camera to being behind it. She spills the beans about her future plans and how being part of the Bhatt family has shaped her as an individual…
Did being an actor help you become a better producer and director? An actor is meant to be selfish because the film industry is an unforgiving place. So, you have to focus on yourself, but I was coming to a phase where I couldn’t do it anymore. I wanted to focus outside myself and that called for a separate path that was creatively more satisfying. I wish I was working as an actress now, as in my time only Sridevi was paid around 25 lakhs. Today I can follow instructions, I know what works on camera. But once an actor, always an actor…
Does that mean you want to make a comeback to acting? I would like to act my age. I am proud to be 40 because I have survived with my soul intact which is a difficult thing to do in this industry. If somebody can accommodate my girth and my mirth then I am your woman. I am not going to go under the knife or starve myself for a role.
After Paap, Holiday, Dhokha, Kajraare not doing well at the box-office, the success of Jism 2 must have come as a pleasant surprise… Jism 2 was made in seven crores and most of the money went in star fees. After four consecutive flops, it was definitely a welcome relief but I knew exactly what I was More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; November 23, 2012)
It appears that all is not well between Pooja Bhatt and Sunny Leone. The adult star, who was launched in B-Town in Jism 2, will not feature in the third outing of the franchise. Apparently the differences between Sunny and Pooja started midway through the filming.
Sunny felt she was being treated like a newcomer when she was already a familiar name. Pooja thought the starlet carried too much excess star baggage.
The forthright Pooja says, “Sunny is not a friend of mine. After 23 years in the industry, I don’t need to be friends with everyone I work with or direct. I got along with Sunny well enough for her to be accepted. This is the first time in history that a porn star has made it in mainstream cinema.”
Pooja adds, “People tell me I did not expose her more? At the end of the day I am a 40-year-old and she is little younger than me. You choose who you want to be friends with.”
She continues, “Sunny was never meant to be in the third part. With every Jism we will be giving the nation a new fantasy. I was asked the same question when I was making Jism 2, that why not Bipasha Basu who featured in the first part? Now people are asking why not Sunny ? It means that the film has worked and we have to raise the stakes with every part.”
The Ponty Chadha link Sunny Leone did not get a trial show for her debut film. The starlet, while promoting the film in New Delhi, managed to see it at producer Ponty Chadha’s Chattarpur Farm house — More >
With distributor Ponty Chadha’s cold-blooded killing, a question mark hangs over the fate of several Bollywood films
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; November 20, 2012)
Ever since Ponty Chadha’s sensational murder, the industry has been abuzz over rumours surrounding his multi-crore fortune. Not only has his death left a huge impact on the liquor business that he owned, it has also cast a shadow over the several films that he was slated to finance.
A Delhi-based distributor on conditions of anonymity says, “Ponty was a great fan of films and of late he has been one of the leading distributors in the Hindi film industry. Now that he is no more, the fate of many films is unknown.” In the past, Ponty had picked up the rights of many films including Ready, Jism 2 and Teri Meri Kahaani.
A source close to the late businessman says, “Ponty was under contract to produce two films with Pooja Bhatt and Dino Morea — the third installment of the Jism series and Cabaret that was announced 10 years ago with Mallika Sherawat.” In fact Ponty had also agreed on financing Abahy Deol’s first film as producer Basra to be directed by Navdeep Singh.”
Another industry source states, “Ponty also had his hands full with films to distribute. He had picked up the rights for Preity Zinta’s first production Ishkq In Paris for his territory. He had also agreed on picking up rights for Zila Ghazaibad starring Sanjay Dutt and Vivek Oberoi. He also has David Dhawan’s next film, which is the remake of Chashme More >
Most Pak artistes who sing for Hindi films record their songs outside India
Piyali Dasgupta (BOMBAY TIMES; October 24, 2012)
Roping in Pakistani singers to sing for Bollywood movies is nothing new, but it is still very rare to find a Pakistani artiste recording a song in India. Most of them record their songs in Pakistan, Dubai or London, and that too, via internet tools. While some artistes believe that it is more economical to record songs in Pakistan, some believe that issues like visas and permissions come in the way. BT talks to some of these Pakistani artistes to understand this process.
I WASN’T CALLED FOR THE RECORDING Arif Lohar, who gained popularity in Bollywood with tracks like Jugni-Dum Gutgoo (see right) from Cocktail, says, “Jugni was already a hit, so it was because of the popularity of this song that I got entry into Bollywood. When I was offered to sing for Cocktail I didn’t know the recording schedule. Unhone kaha ki bas aap gaana bhej dein phir hum usse film mein fit kar lenge. I wasn’t called to Mumbai to record the song. Humne Lahore se hi hamare gaane ka thoda sa modified version banakar music composer ko de diya.”
WE DON’T KNOW WHICH ACTOR WE ARE SINGING FOR Shafqat Amanat Ali (left) says that most often, the singers are told about the situation of the song, but not who they are singing for. He tells us, “It is sometimes difficult to modulate the voice according to a song requirement as we don’t know whom we are singing for. Most of the times More >
Dino Morea talks about his career mistakes, life behind the cameras and Bipasha Basu
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; October 18, 2012)
Sitting on a relaxed Sunday afternoon in his sprawling green bungalow at Bandra, Dino Morea is quite the bindaas guy. A recent Greek holiday has given a lovely golden tan to the actor-turned-producer. In a freewheeling chat, he talks about regretting certain decisions in life and the acting bug that is still within him…
Is it true that you and Bipasha Basu will pair up for Jism 3? Well, I will love that if it really happens. Bipasha is a fantastic co-star to work with and it will be great. But as of now, there are no talks of Jism 3.
Did you enjoy going behind the cameras for Jism 2? I liked my job but I was really jealous of Arunoday Singh and Randeep Hooda who were paired opposite Sunny Leone. All that I wanted was to get back to being in front of the cameras! That said, I am looking to produce and direct more films in the near future. I miss acting and there is an acting-keeda inside me. Actually many people were under the impression that I too was in the star cast for Jism 2. But obviously, I wasn’t!
Do you think you somewhere went wrong with your acting career? Yes, I don’t want to repeat the same mistakes that I made after doing my first film. I made some crazy choices, earned money but now I will be careful in choosing scripts that come my way.
You have been linked with designer Nandita Mahtani. Is marriage on the cards? Yeah, keep the More >
BOMBAY TIMES (October 5, 2012)
Brazilian beauty Nathalia Kaur, 22, who owes her Bollywood debut to the item number in Ram Gopal Varma’s Department, has shifted to Mumbai for good. While RGV signed her for two films before getting her to do the item number, she is still waiting to hear from him. While she has deep respect for Mahesh Bhatt and fond memories of shooting with Pooja Bhatt, Nathalia confirms that she is not a part of Jism 3. Professional link-ups aside, the actress is very much single and ready for Bollywood.
Priya Sugathan (DNA; September 4, 2012)Sunny Leone with husband Daniel Weber
If there’s one word that finds its way in her vocab often, it’s ‘amazing’! But then again, it really is a word that sums up the international adult film star Sunny Leone’s journey to being accepted as a Bollywood heroine, as well as her reaction and those of the naysayers. Refreshingly candid, Sunny who returns to India today, gives us a glimpse of what makes her tick. The excerpts:
How has life changed after the success of Jism 2? It has been really amazing. I didn’t think that the movie was going to do as well as it did. I never thought in a million years I would be a heroine in a movie. In less than a year’s time, all my dreams of being an actor are coming true.
When you were offered Bigg Boss, did you see it as your ticket to Bollywood? My motivation was the offer itself; things like this might only be offered once-in-a-lifetime. I believe when opportunities come your way, you have the choice to take the risk or stay comfortable in your life. But it’s always the risks in life that bring you the success you want. I had nothing to lose at that moment, and I was really scared too. But the love I received from the people of India was absolutely amazing.
Have you made any friends in the film industry yet? I’m in touch with Pooja Bedi and Juhi Parmaar, who I met on Bigg Boss. I have only made friends with people that I haved worked with or am currently working with. Unfortunately, I have More >