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The disappointing reception to 7 Khoon Maaf has had a domino effect on Priyanka Chopra’s career and emotional life
Subhash K Jha / Vickey Lalwani / Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 25, 2011)
Bollywood is a natural catastrophe-prone zone, a hazard that dawn on every Friday of the week.
The lukewarm reception and box-office disappointment of 7 Khoon Maaf has particularly taken a toll on its star Priyanka Chopra.
Not only is she not going to be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s next, but the actress has also escaped the backlash by taking the first flight out of Bombay, to the United States. Some are calling it an ‘emotional rehab’.
The director of 7 Khoon Maaf, Vishal Bhardwaj, and actress Priyanka Chopra seemed like a perfect director-and-muse combination with the success of Kaminey (2009).
However, 7 Khoon Maaf turned out to be a commercial and critical turkey; Bhardwaj didn’t transform into India’s Hitchcock and Chopra could not become its Janet Leigh or Kim Novak.
Pre-7KM Chops was the only name on Bhardwaj’s list for his adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller 2 States, starring Shah Rukh Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiawala.
This now has changed. Bhardwaj and Nadiawala are now going a different direction, opening up the role to other possible actresses.
A source tells us, “Bhardwaj’s favourite, Priyanka was a hot contender but she has just delivered a dud with him.
She was finalized for the part since SRK and she get along like a house on fire but More >
Vishal Bhardwaj! The very name is enough to get viewers to theatres. After all, every film of his (Makdee, Maqbool, Omkara, Blue Umbrella, Kaminey, Ishqiya) and also his short film (Blood Brothers) has managed to successfully engage and provide high-octane entertainment as well as meaningful cinema. Hence, 7 Khoon Maaf was definitely on the ‘must-watch’ list of almost every moviegoer. And that was also not only because of Bhardwaj’s successful track record but also because 7 Khoon Maaf had a deadly theme-a woman marrying multiple times and killing all her husband’s! The star cast and the songs were like an icing on the cake! However, 7 Khoon Maaf does have its moments but unfortunately falters at several places. At places, it’s the execution that’s erratic and at places, it’s the writing that’s flawed. What remains consistent is the performance of Priyanka and of course, the murders!
The story of the movie: Susanna (Priyanka Chopra) is a beautiful lady any man would die for! And sure enough, nearly half a dozen husbands of hers are already dead! They were:
1. Major Edwin Rodrigues (Neil Nitin Mukesh): Suave and dashing. But also possessive and chauvinist
2. Jimmy Stetson (John Abraham): An upcoming musical sensation who turns out to be evil
3. Wasiullah Khan (Irrfan Khan): The strangest husband of Sussanna! A poet who seems so innocent and sweet to everyone, but is completely opposite on the bed
4. Nicoloi Vronsky (Aleksandr Dyachenko): He has More >
Off-screen couple, Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, will be seen in a Kunal Kohli-directed love story spanning a century
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 21, 2011)
Their relationship might be on and off in real life, but Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor’s reel life relationship is expected to last a century.
At least on screen. The couple has signed Kunal Kohli’s next film, which is a love story chronicled over a span of 100 years.
While there is always speculation if Chops and Sasha are together or not, this seems to be an indicator that professionally they will be linked in the near future, regardless of their love life.
A source tells us, “This has a very different script dealing with the concept of eternal love. Priyanka loved the script the very moment she heard it and has accommodated her dates to shoot with her beau Sasha.”
Kohli, who specializes in love stories, has slated the movie to go on floors in May.
The source adds, “Since it is a period film, spanning over 100 years, it becomes essential to have different get-ups and different locations with unique set-ups and backdrops.
Kunal has shortlisted various locations, but he will be paying a personal visit to each one to ensure that the locations fit into the script perfectly.”
Kunal says, “I am currently doing a recce for the film. We have to zero down on various locations, as the movie covers 100 years.”
Although Kohli has managed to rope in Shahid and Priyanka, he is yet to More >
Priyanka gets coy when asked direct questions on Shahid
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; February 11, 2011)
There’s a lyrical quality to Priyanka Chopra’s laughter. She is definitely a woman in love. Right now she is also, all knotted up. “The release of 7 Khoon Maaf is close and naturally I’m a wreck,” admits the national award winner, who has continuously raised the bar with her performances in Fashion, Kaminey and even the superdud What’s Your Raashee.
As an actor she is in a cozy place; she serenades Shah Rukh Khan in Don-2, Hrithik Roshan in Agneepath, Ranbir Kapoor in Barfee and Shahid Kapoor in Kunal Kohli’s next.
However the laughter in Ms Sunshine’s voice is something to do with her being serenaded by the best men on and off the silver screen. PC drops a naughty hint saying, “Being loved is the best feeling in the world.”
When asked direct questions on her equation with Shahid, the politically correct actress says, “You may see me having dinner with Shahid or catching a film with him. And you can draw your own conclusions about us. But I don’t need to affirm anything. I don’t owe it to anyone to confirm what is happening in my heart or in my home. What the media sees on a film set or in a public place is something they can draw their conclusions from. Believe me, when I know that this is Mr Right, I will introduce him to the world. Till then you are not getting any confessions from me.”
The trade says that the More >
By Tehelka.com, February 7, 2011 – 09:45 IST
Sharmila Tagore tells RISHI MAJUMDER why the censor board is not running a popularity contest
Sharmila Tagore completes her tenure with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on 5 February. But she has been requested to stay on till the CBFC finds a suitable successor. During Tagore’s tenure, the CBFC has come into conflict with a radically changing film industry. Scenes have been cut, adult certificates doled out, and some films denied certification altogether. At her home in Vasant Vihar in New Delhi, the 64-year-old sits relaxed against a cushy sofa. Rugs line the floor. The walls are covered with art and family photographs. She sips a cup of tea as TEHELKA brings up the criticism levelled against her as chairperson of the CBFC. “I have been misquoted in the papers,” she says. “But we have to put our side there as well.” And she begins to reply – adamant at times, but never losing that calm. Edited excerpts:
The documentary Inshallah Football has been awarded an A certificate for a scene where a former militant spoke about being tortured. Now its main markets – TV broadcasting, satellite channels, cable and DTH are closed. No distributor will pick it up. Isn’t this a virtual ban? The CBFC is not familiar with the exhibition process of documentary films. The producer was invited to a meeting for his point of view but he didn’t come, citing personal reasons. This film, with that scene, had to be given More >
By Taran Adarsh, February 4, 2011 – 08:37 IST
A while ago, while chatting him up for my show on TV, I had queried Sudhir Mishra as to why Hindi film industry fails to produce qualitative movies, unlike the 1960s and 1970s, which have tremendous recall value even in the present day? I markedly remember, Mishra didn’t blink an eyelid while answering this one: “That’s because most producers are not literate enough to understand scripts that could elevate the standards of Hindi films. Film-making for them is limited to the weekend business these days.” The proclamation stayed with me!BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
When you saunter into a cineplex to watch a Sudhir Mishra film, it’s given that this maverick film-maker will serve you non-formulaic stuff. As a viewer, I liked some of his efforts [IS RAAT KI SUBAH NAHIN, HAZAARON KHWAISHEIN AISI], but a few didn’t live up to my expectations. His new film, YEH SAALI ZINDAGI, has already generated the buzz for a variety of reasons. It’s ‘controversial’ or ‘provocative’ title being the key one.
Before I proceed further, let me tell you that the title is of immense significance to the film. Sure, it may sound offensive [the Censor Board chief too raised a hue and cry, asking Mishra to change the title of the film], but why does a commonly used word ['saali'] create an uproar? Actually, I am quite amused at the brouhaha. In our society, we refer to the sister-in-law as saali, don’t we? Besides, almost three decades More >
The film on Jessica may pave the way…
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; January 26, 2011)
The women in Bollywood are constantly short-changed. Filmmakers don’t bat an eyelid whilst replacing Katrina Kaif with Kareena Kapoor or Priyanka Chopra with Deepika Padukone. Of course, everyone knows that the B-town heroine is the necessary evil in a film. “You can’t do without them and yet you can’t make movies just on them,’’ says a trade source.
In what is typically a male-dominated scenario, few Bollywood filmmakers actually stick their necks out to write good scripts for the female protagonist.
Madhur Bhandarkar, who has been successful with his women centric cinema (Chandni Bar, 2001; Page 3, 2005; and, Fashion, 2008) is considered the torchbearer by actresses who occasionally feel the need to prove their mettle. Yet the last 55 years of Hindi cinema, you will only come up with a dozen films with women at the center of the plot that have actually made money.
Mehboob Khan’s Mother India (1957) and Kamal Amrohi’s Pakeezah (1972) are the best examples of female protagonists who have attained posterity.
Will women finally be on top?
However, in the years that have followed, few such films have worked. Trade consultant Amod Mehra says, “Hema Malini had a hit in the dacoit drama Ramkali (1985) and Rekha’s charisma worked in the vendetta flicks Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) and Phool Bane Angaarey (1991). And the Madhuri magic is what saved Indra More >
A legal notice worth 1 crore was sent to the organising committee of the Commonwealth Games, 2010, for playing songs without prior licensing
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 21, 2011)
It’s been a while since the Commonwealth Games 2010, ended but it seems the controversies surrounding the national event continue even today.
Bhushan Kumar, head honcho of T-Series has sent a legal notice worth one crore to the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games 2010, for the infringement of copyright.Bhushan Kumar
Apparently, the committee played some songs, the rights of which exclusively belong to T-Series, without prior permissions or licenses.
Though the list of songs, which have been used by CWG, is a pretty long one, Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire, Dhan Te Nan from Kaminey, Dholi taro from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dhanno from Housefull, Deewangi from Om Shanti Om are some of them.
Vinod Bhanushali President of Marketing, Media and Publishing (TV), T-Series confirms, “Yes, we have sent a notice to CWG for playing our songs between 3 to 14 October without taking prior license for it.
They have done infringement of the copyright by telecasting songs without license.
They have taken ground license for playing the songs but they never took the license for telecast rights. We communicated with them first on October 27 on this matter. They have used our songs on different days, some of them played as songs and others only as More >
Bharati Dubey & Himanshi Dhawan | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; January 17, 2011)
Mumbai: Censor board has no problems with heroines’ pelvic movements but objects to a woman speaking her mind about sex in the film, actress Gul Panag said. Panag, who plays the lead role in Turning 30, termed the board’s objection to uncensored promos of the film on televison ‘strange’.
Producer of the film, Prakash Jha, said the promos were cleared by the censor board. “We have nothing less than 35 certificates for all the promos. No channel will run a promo without a certificate. I am sure the censor board is aware of the rules. Instead of getting hyper, censor board chief Sharmila Tagore should check with her department.”
Tagore, on Saturday, had said that uncensored clips of the film were shown on TV. On Sunday, Tagore told TOI, “My officers told me that all the promos of the film were given adult certificate and cannot be shown on television. The producers of the film are meeting the censor board CEO on Monday. ’’
Jha said, “Do you know the first promo of the film was given a U certificate. The board has not called us for a meeting.’’ Jha, who had faced similar problems during the release of his film Raajneeti, said, “Some people call or write to the censor board and it gets rattled and starts questioning its own certification of the film.’’ Tagore has also raised objections to the title of Sudhir Mishra’s film Ye Saali Zindagi. She said, “We have cleared the film More >
Shahid Kapoor confesses his fondness for the dusky actress
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; January 19, 2010)
It rained 10 different Best Actor awards in Shahid Kapoor’s backyard all through 2010. The accolades came for Kaminey (2009) and the applause carried through for a year. Somewhere in between he had a couple of indifferent films. A dud called Dil Bole Hadippa and an average grosser called Badmaash Company. Both got mixed reactions. That’s when this cutie-pie hero, who has been at the No 4 slot on the Times 50 Most Desirable Men, twice in a row, decided to take a short break to do some serious strategising.
“I was reading scripts every day,’’ confesses the actor. However, he agreed to do just Mausam directed by his father Pankaj Kapur. This March, the shooting should end. And immediately after this Shahid will start work on Kunal Kohli’s next romantic film with his current date Priyanka Chopra. The PC-Shahid romance has gained great momentum in recent weeks after their appearance on Koffee with Karan. Mercifully, he doesn’t shy away from the topic. Admits Shahid, “I am very fond of Priyanka.’’
However, the actor refutes stories of their New Year engagement in Goa. Says he, “As always the media is ahead of both Priyanka and me with their constant speculation. I am not one of those who leads life according to what the press will write or say. I do not let others govern my actions and my thought process. I am okay with being More >