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MUMBAI MIRROR (May 15, 2013)
For someone whose smile lit up the entire screen, Juhi Chawla is rather anxious to hide it in this picture captured the night of November 1, 1998. She is seen arriving at the Mumbai Airport in a wheel chair, with her left leg in plaster. Reportedly, Juhi, who had been on location abroad, had sprained her ankle the night before while boarding a speed boat at the Male International Airport. Duplicate and Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate were among the films the actress starred in that year.
(At the music launch of the Deols’ upcoming film where the media pounced on SRK)
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 9, 2013)
They were sharing a public platform after a long time. Sunny Deol had not really gone out of his way to be seen with Shah Rukh Khan ever since he felt shortchanged in Darr. Aamir Khan and SRK had not been BFFs after a prolonged season of jibes. But on Tuesday night, they put aside their differences to celebrate the music launch of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. And while the pictures of the starry guest list – featuring Hrithik and Papa Roshan, Aamir, SRK, Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Sunny, Dharmendra – have since been doing the rounds, Mirror gets you the insider’s view of what really happened when they all came together.
The buzzing suburban venue saw Aamir walk in early and take his seat. The Deols and the media greeted him warmly. But all that changed once SRK walked in. Thanks to the simmering controversy around his Wankhede episode, all eyes and ears were on the actor, who was bombarded with requests for a comment and a photo op.
Aamir got up from his seat and greeted his peer cordially, but as soon as it became evident that the media and the guests were keener to get a piece of SRK, he moved away, maintaining a dignified distance from him.
SRK was also much in demand by Papa Roshan, who pulled him aside and engaged him in a serious conversation for a good few minutes. We wonder if they were exchanging notes on superheroes. On the More >
BOMBAY TIMES (May 9, 2013)
The starry attendance at the music launch of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 was proof of the goodwill the Deols — especially Dharmendra — have in the industry. Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan came to wish Dharamji, Sunny and Bobby the best for their upcoming film. Singer Toshi and composer Sharib started the event with a song from the film and were later joined by Sunidhi Chauhan. Next, dancers performed to Changli, Kurta Tera Lal Rang Da and the title track. The Deols also invited Aamir, SRK, Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan, Juhi Chawla, Subhash Ghai, Anil Sharma, Rahul Rawail, Rajkumar Santoshi, director Sangeeth Sivan, co-stars Neha Sharma, Kristina (sporting jewellery from Anmol Jewellers) and crew to launch the film’s soundtrack. Dharamji said that he’s the number one dancer in India. “My son Sunny has conceptualised a song for me in the film,” he said.
The movie releases June 7.
Subhash Ghai and Anupam Kher
Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh
Toshi and Sharib
Mehul S Thakkar (MID-DAY; May 6, 2013)
It’s 7.50 pm and the match is about to take off. The mood at Eden Gardens, Kolkata is electrifying. Chants of the home team slogan rent the air. The bowler begins his run up, the batsman takes position. But the crowd is looking away. The VIP stand is empty. “Will he come in today?” Everyone wants to know. Suddenly a message crackles on the wireless: “Shah Rukh Khan is in the building, he is coming up, get ready.” He walks in with his entourage, with strict instructions to his personal security, ‘No pushing anyone, be gentle to everybody.’
For SRK, this season of IPL has been an exercise in image management. Besides keeping his appearances decidedly lowkey, he has also kept his children away from the glare of the media. With Aryan in London, it is Suhana who has kept him company. But SRK has not let her out of his sight at all. As for the speculations about a fallout between his friend and franchise partner Juhi Chawla, on Friday, SRK simply walked in and hugged her and her husband Jay in the air-conditioned lounge. None of these images will ever make it to the media.
Back at the stadium, the PA systems announce his arrival as he takes up his favourite spot on the balcony. The crowd is up on its feet, frantically taking his pictures as he waves out to them. The match is relegated to the background. The stand is dotted with prominent faces – Usha Uthup, Raima Sen, Rituparna Sengupta. SRK plays the host, almost as if they are visiting More >
It was a bash hosted by producer Anubhav Sinha on Tuesday night to celebrate the wrap-up of his film Gulab Gang
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 2, 2013)
Producer Anubhav Sinha hosted a big bash Tuesday night to celebrate the wrap-up of his film, Gulaab Gang, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla in lead roles.
The entire cast and crew of the film was invited. While Juhi came and stayed on till the wee hours of the next day, Madhuri reportedly excused herself from the party as she was unwell.
It was an emotional moment for both Sinha and debutant director Soumik Sen as they recalled some of the tough schedules of the movie. The surprise package of the evening was when members of the Gulab Gang, arrived, dressed in black and not pink as the unit was otherwise used to seeing them. A guest at the party told Mirror, “Even Anubhav failed to recognise the ladies as throughout the schedule, he had been seeing them in pink sarees.”
Among those spotted were Sinha’s filmmaker friends, including Vishal Bhardwaj, Sudhir Mishra and Shoojit Sircar, who came to wish him luck and were later seen mingling freely with the guests. Soon enough, the party moved to the dance floor, and two songs from the film as well as some from RA.One etc. were played by the DJ. “Tannishta, who hasn’t had the opportunity to dance in the film, let her hair down all evening with Juhi and other members of the team. Juhi was heard narrating how challenging some of the schedules of the film had been.”
At one More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 1, 2013)
You read it here first that Aamir Khan and Imran Khan were planning a reunion of sorts for the entire cast and crew of Mansoor Khan’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, which completed a quarter of a century on April 29.
And, the Monday night gala that kicked-off with the screening of the film at a suburban preview theatre, later shifting base to Imran’s Bandra residence, only to continue till the wee hours of Wednesday, was a fitting celebration to mark the occasion of completion of 25 years of QSQT.
For starters, the film’s screening proved to be a trip down memory lane for a majority of those present. A guest present at the screening on condition of anonymity revealed: “Soon after the film began, I could see almost every one around me in tears. They were so moved. In fact, it is difficult to express in words the kind of emotions that were on display there. Especially, Aamir’s entry with guitar in hand and his scenes with Juhi got every one nostalgic, and they couldn’t hold back their tears.”
The celebratory mood continued well after the screening but the venue shifted to Imran’s residence. Said the guest: “Mansoor Saab brought out an old guitar, and composers Anand-Milind started playing tunes from the movie. Udit Narayan sang Papa Kehte Hain while Alka Yagnik sang Kahe Sataye. For those who were part of the film but are no more, two minutes of silence was observed. The party then shifted to the lawns, where Aamir played pranks on Juhi More >
Juhi talks about her changing equation with Shah Rukh and rivalry with Madhuri
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 25, 2013)
We caught up with Juhi Chawla on the sets of Gulaab Gang and the actress was looking leaner than her usual self. “I have been under the weather for the past three days,” she said looking anything but. Apart from the new and improved look, what was conspicuous was the absence of her omnipresent secretary Sanjay KS. And this got us curious…
Seems, we are seeing a new Juhi. What happened to Sanjay KS, your secretary of over two decades? Things have changed and I have decided to let go of the old ways of doing things. Now, I have an agency, which looks into my endorsements and films. Importantly, I am not competing with anybody. Filmmakers know my acting capabilities and I am just a phone call away.
After so many years, you and Madhuri are finally working together. How did it happen? When you are flying too high, many a times, you let your ego take the decisions. In my case, I ended up making Karisma Kapoor a star in the process (laughs). I was the first choice for Raja Hindustani. Also, she went on to do Dil To Pagal Hai, which was offered to me first. Coming to Gulab Gang, I was bowled over when I learnt that they wanted me to play a negative role. Madhuri is the hero and I am the villain. We tried to modify few lines for the role, which wasn’t written with me in mind, but realised the changes would take away the punch. So we went ahead with it in More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 23, 2013)
Twenty-five years ago, on April 29, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak created cinematic history. And according to sources, Aamir and Imran Khan wish to commemorate the occasion with a special screening of the film in the presence of the cast and crew.
“There is a plan to screen the film at a Mumbai multiplex on April 29, and we are looking for a multiplex for the same,” said a source close to Aamir, adding, “The screening will be followed by a party, hosted by Imran Khan at his Pali Hill residence.”
QSQT gave us Aamir as the original prototype of the chocolate hero and Juhi Chawla as the actress with the endearing smile that she could have well copyrighted, had it been a different country.
The film, which created box-office history, was a game changer in more ways than one. Arriving at a time when Bollywood was sagging under the weight of autumnal stars and formulaic content, the film’s master-stroke was the fresh cast, dreamy choreography and melodious music (Anand-Milind) that stood apart from the current trend of tacky disco songs.
Speaking about the music that catapulted them to fame, Anand Srivastav of the duo Anand-Milind said: “We composed with conviction, not to impress anyone. We had a very informal relation with the director Mansoor Khan. There was no proper music sitting, but several tunes were composed in Mansoor’s van while we drove around Carter Road.”
But distributors were not impressed. Recalls Anand: “They told Nasir More >
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; March 23, 2013)
The song that became an internet rage will be spoofed — giving it an Indian flavour — in the trailer of the film Hum Hain Raahi Car Ke, which will be released on April 1.
Says director Jyotin Goel, “From American college students to Egyptian protesters and even Australian miners, everyone’s dancing to the song Harlem Shake’s catchy beat. Our version will see Juhi Chawla, Chunky Pandey, Dev Goel and Adah Sharma performing.” And to make it a laugh riot, they have incorporated elements like Spiderman, a gorilla, a khukri-wielding whacko and a loony doctor. Goel explains, “Rather than a rom-com, we would like to call it a com-rom.”
Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke releases on May 24.
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; March 20, 2013)
Pooja Chopra, 27, has her mother and Miss India running through her blood. Her fractured leg let her down at the Miss World pageant in 2009, so she jumped off a 40-feet bridge without a body double in her upcoming film Commando to teach her leg a lesson. She has been brought up on the love of her nani and didi and will do anything for her mother. She talks to Bombay Times about her Miss India journey, the role of Juhi Chawla in her life and the one regret she will always have. Excerpts:
Let’s talk about your family? I am a Punjabi, born in Kolkata and brought up in Pune. My mom left my dad’s place when I was 20 days old and I have never met him. My didi was seven years old at that time. My father did not want a second child and my mom was not willing to let go of me. He would hit her and had stopped giving her food. Didi tells me that she wore frocks that had pockets. She would hide rotis in her pocket to give it to my mom so that she could eat. When I was born, nobody came to see my mom in the hospital. The last nail in the coffin was when my mom saw dad take a pillow and put it on my face as he probably did not want a daughter. She picked me up and left with my sister and moved to Pune to live with my nani. My mother was a nurse before her marriage, but she came back and joined the hotel industry where she has worked in the housekeeping department for the past 27 years. Didi was my mother as I stayed with her through the day. I More >