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Sneha Mahadevan (BOMBAY TIMES; April 6, 2013)
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti, the film that marks the debut of Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff — with debutant heroine Kriti Sanon — will go on the floor on April 6 in Patiala. The date is special for Sajid as two decades ago, the first schedule of his movie Judwaa went on the floors the same day. Heropanti is scheduled to have a 2014 Valentine’s Day release.
With this film, Sajid is marking a return to the action-romance genre. His wife Wardha and mother will be giving the first clap for the film. Sajid says, “I have always believed in giving breaks to deserving people. So far, I have given breaks to several leading ladies and young directors. I have full faith in Tiger and his talent. This boy is going to redefine action and dance. Working with newcomers has its own energies and I am looking forward to the shoot.”
Jackie’s wife Ayesha, who is thrilled to see her son work with Nadiadwala’s production house, says, “Tiger couldn’t have got a better producer than Sajid. The love that he and Wardha have extended to Tiger is unparalleled. Sajid has not only been supportive, but immensely patient and nurturing. I keep saying Tiger is fortunate to have two sets of parents. Both Jaggu (Jackie) and me are happy that Sajid and Wardha have taken our son under their wings and have made him a part of their family. As a mother, I am immensely proud of Tiger’s hardwork and determination. We are grateful for this new beginning and super More >
Having said that, Sajid Nadiadwala promises that his maiden directorial Kick will showcase the actor in a way the audience will remember
Bharti Dubey (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 5, 2012)
Sajid Nadiadwala is turning to direction. And he is both excited and nervous. “I may have spent 25 years in the industry as a producer, but I feel like a debutant today,” claims the filmmaker since as a producer he only had to work with his mind but direction ‘comes from the soul’. Moreover, the film stars his old friend Salman Khan. And presenting the star in a way his fans would want to see is not easy.
But Sajid is confident about the venture that has been his ‘baby since the word – go’. “Ek Tha Tiger is one of the biggest grosser but Salman’s fans felt they didn’t get enough of the superstar. I wouldn’t like to comment on someone else’s film. But as far as Kick is concerned, I want to make sure it has some great moments for the audience to remember,” he tells Mirror.
The filmmaker claims that his friendship with Salman over the last two decades will add value to his maiden directorial. “Our journey together and the comfort level we share is important. Also, we have great chemistry, and that is something I want the audience to see through this film. This is my directorial debut, so I want to make it extra special for the people” he explains.
In fact, Sajid tells us that it was Salman who pushed him into direction and adds, “Since Judwaa, which we made in 1996, he’s been telling me I More >
Aakansha Naval Shetye (DNA; July 3, 2012)A still from the movie Bol Bachchan
Bollywood’s love for double roles is an old one. Right from Hum Dono to Ram Aur Shyam to Seeta Geeta and later Mahaan, Chaalbaaz, Bol Radha Bol, Kishen Kanhaiya, Gurudev, Duplicate, Judwaa… there’s never been dearth of such films in the past. But it’s only more recently that filmmakers seem to have stumbled upon this formula once again and are not shying away from cashing on it. So, the recent superhit Rowdy Rathore had Akshay Kumar play a double role, while Saif Ali Khan is gearing to play two roles in the sequel of Judwaa and Kangna Ranaut reportedly in Tanu Weds Manu sequel. There’s also buzz that Katrina Kaif may be reprising Hema Malini’s iconic roles in a remake of Seeta Aur Geeta. Not just A-listers, starlet Veena Malik who made her debut in a recent release (Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai), too played a double role.
Trade observers say that double roles have always been lapped up by film lovers here. “There’s already more scope for entertainment in such films, be it action or comedy. Double roles naturally lend themselves to very interesting situations that work in favour of the films. So, it’s a tried and tested formula that has high success rates,” explains trade analyst Taran Adarsh, but adds that since the kumbh ke mele mein bicchade bit is a bit too done to death, filmmakers also have to be more innovative when it comes to presenting them.
Filmmaker David Dhawan, who has explored More >
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor appear to be on a mission to meet all professional deadlines before their impending wedding in October
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; June 21, 2012)
While Saif Ali Khan’s work schedule seems to be crammed right now with his professional commitments, looks like the actor is determined to make sure his impending wedding with Kareena Kapoor is stress free — at least from the work end.
Their wedding is rumoured to take place at Pataudi on October 16 with a lavish reception in Mumbai the same day. It seems both Saif and Kareena are planning to effortlessly juggle their timetables to comfortably fit in their wedding schedule.
The groom’s calendar: Saif is currently shooting for the sequel of Race in Turkey with Abbas Mustan. The film has two more weeks of shooting left. On returning from Turkey in July, Saif will shoot for his fourth home production, titled Go Goa Gone with directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, which incidentally has been delayed on several previous occasions.
Confirms Raj, “ We will shoot for a couple of days in first week of July and then Saif will start promoting Cocktail with Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty. Once their film releases, we will again start shooting.”
Contrary to speculations, Saif in fact has a full-fledged role in the film and is required to give 18 days for the shoot. The tentative date for release is around October this year. Judwaa 2 and his thriller with Anurag Basu will commence in 2013.
The bride’s More >
Bollywood is all set to revisit the double role formula
Seema Sinha (BOMBAY TIMES; June 11, 2012)
In last week’s release Rowdy Rathore, apart from the desi action or unabashed entertainment, one thing that stood out was the double role of the leading hero. In the past decade, not many filmmakers have attempted to exploit the dual character, but now the double role formula, which was considered to be a favourite among many filmmakers at some point of time, looks set to return.
HIT FORMULA? Be it the identical twins caught in extreme dramatic situations of lost and found, or a lookalike becoming the cause of confusion, the comedy of clones is often a sure shot formula to success. Trace the history of Bollywood and you will find that almost every top actor has played a double role in at least one film in his or her career, and these films have been huge grossers at the box office – Dilip Kumar (Ram Aur Shyam), Dev Anand (Hum Dono), Sanjeev Kumar (Angoor), Rajesh Khanna (Aradhana), Amitabh Bachchan (Don, Satte Pe Satta), Shatrughan Sinha (Kalicharan), Hema Malini (Seeta Aur Geeta), Sridevi (Chaalbaaz), Salman Khan (Judwaa), Shah Rukh Khan (Duplicate, Om Shanti Om), Govinda (Aankhen), Sunil Shetty (Gopi Kishan), Anil Kapoor (Kishen Kanhaiya).
REVISITING DOUBLE ROLE In the recent past, we have seen Shahid Kapoor playing a double role in Kaminey and Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal. According to film director David Dhawan, who has given a string of hits with male leads in a More >
The actor who had vowed to stay away from double roles after his first in Judwaa, will play the good-natured twin to the wily Prem in Anees Bazmee’s No Entry Mein Entry
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 19, 2011)
Salman Khan played a double role for the first time in his career in the 1997 film Judwaa. After that, the actor vowed never to do another double role, except for the sequel to the David Dhawan film. However, after a 14-year long wait, it seems that Sallu has grown weary of waiting for the sequel to materialise. Mumbai Mirror has learnt that the actor has agreed to do a double role in director Anees Bazmee’s sequel to No Entry.
According to a source close to the actor, Salman decided to go-back on his own vow because his plans for sequels to his films rarely follow through, especially the ones directed by David Dhawan. The source explained, “Sallu doesn’t have much luck when it comes to sequels. Both the sequels to his David Dhawan films – Partner and Judwaa – have yet to see the light of day. That’s why Salman, who initially refused producer Boney Kapoor’s suggestion to play a double role, conceded to the plan after all.”
Apparently, Bazmee has been busy working on Salman’s double role. While Salman will play his character from the original film – the love specialist Prem, he will also essay the character’s good twin, claimed the source.
When contacted, Bazmee said, “All I can tell you about the double role is that while in one role Salman is a pukka More >
Angry for being left out for the last five years due to Akshay Kumar, Salman demands additional money to start shooting for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 08, 2011)
You never ever anger Salman Khan. And if you do, you pay for it. Sajid Nadiadwala has. He had to pay an additional Rs 5 crore to keep his lead actor from walking out on his film, Kick.
Nadiadwala’s much-awaited Salman-Sonakshi starrer that is supposed to go on the floors this September, faced a major roadblock in the form of Khan.
Sources revealed that Salman, in no uncertain terms, told Sajid that he would charge an additional Rs 5 crore for the film. That is, of course, if the producer wanted to go ahead with the shooting.
One would wonder why Salman would charge Sajid an additional amount for the film. Our source revealed that Salman was unhappy about the way the filmmaker had treated him over the last five years.
Nadiadwala had been casting Akshay Kumar in all his big budget films and Khan had never been approached for a film till he made a comeback with Wanted.
Salman wanted the producer to pay for his neglect. “Salman is one guy who expects total loyalty,” added the source.
Salman and Nadiadwala go back a long way. They hit it off with Jeet in 1996, followed by a superhit Judwaa (1997). The association continued with Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004).
The two had a fallout during their last film Jaan-E-Mann in More >
Sajid Nadiadwala to pick a contestant from Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2011 and launch her in his next
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; March 22, 2011) Producer Sajid Nadiadwala will launch one of the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2011 (PFMI-2011) finalists in his next film. The participants can take heart in this news that he may launch any of the 20 finalists and not necessarily the winner of the crown. Sajid, who has a keen eye for beauty and talent, says, “All the girls that I have worked with have had a special quality in them. I believe in presenting my heroines on par with my heroes. The advantage the Femina Miss India beauty pageant girls like Priyanka (Anjaana Anjaani) and Lara (Houseful) have is their supreme confidence. I think these girls already had an advantage when they started, because of their grooming.’’
The filmmaker continues, “God is kind, but yes you can say that I’m considered a lucky mascot for some of the biggest heroines. I spotted Karisma Kapoor (Jeet, Judwaa) before she did Raja Hindustani, Rani Mukerji (Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega) before she did Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Preity Zinta (HDJPK) when she first arrived in Mumbai and I had signed Priyanka Chopra (Mujhse Shaadi Karogi) soon after she had won the Femina Miss India crown in 2000. All these girls are the biggest and the best names in showbiz. And, I must say that I feel a sense of pride when I see their career graphs.’’
Director Sabbir Khan says, “It is heartening More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, November 3, 2010 – 11:47 IST
For NGE, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, its been surviving and scoring in that era of entertainment when the corporates, with their multi-million dollar fund raising & over-committing capacity, almost wiped out most of the individual production houses.
It’s been sheerly on the strength of the versatility and vision of its spearhead Sajid Nadiadwala that has made NGE a force to reckon with, despite the corporate onslaught.
With two successful multistarrer movies, Housefull and Anjaana Anjaani already having released this year, all eyes are now fixed on 2011-2012.
The New Year will trigger off with two new shots in the arm of his organization – the Saif Ali Khan starrer directed by Siddharth Anand based on Chetan Bhagat’s book ’2 States’, which starts shooting in January 2011 and the Shahid Kapoor starrer Heer And Ranjha directed by Sabbir Khan.
Both Saif & Shahid will be working with NGE for the first time. Also, this will be the first time that NGE will be filming two of its projects simultaneously and gearing both the films for 2011 release.
In the 2nd half of 2011, NGE will commence the sequel to its blockbuster Housefull, this time with one of its favourite superstars, Akshay Kumar.
Around the same time, Salman Khan, who has literally nurtured his friend Sajid Nadiadwala’s foundation for years with super-hits like Judwaa, Jeet, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, will More >
By Taran Adarsh, September 8, 2010 – 15:04 IST
The fight between good and bad has been the fodder of many a Hindi film of 1970s and 1980s. In fact, it wouldn’t be erroneous to state that these films dominated the cinema of yore and a lot of us, who have grown up on masala films/wholesome entertainers, will vividly recall the serpentine queues outside cinema halls and a mad scramble to book the tickets of those films. Hardcore masala films were relished with glee by the audience then.
However, for some inexplicable reason, masala films became extinct or should I say, disappeared from the face of Hindi cinema over a period of time. GHAJINI and WANTED revived this genre, bringing back memories of the bygone era. Now DABANGG takes this genre one step ahead.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Be forewarned. DABANGG is rustic, has loads of action, harps on the age-old mother-son and varied relationships [half-brother, step-father], eventually turns into a vendetta fare, has a number of songs placed smartly in the narrative [including an item number]… but the packaging is slick and polished. Sure, it’s old wine, but packed in a brand new bottle, with a new brand ambassador [Salman Khan] endorsing this masalathon.
Most importantly, it has Salman like never before. Breathing fire and venom, Chulbul Pandey aka Robinhood Pandey taps Salman’s star power like no film has and the result is sheer magic. In fact, DABANGG stands on three pillars – Salman’s star power, More >