Posts tagged kandivali
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; May 8, 2013)
Shilpa Shukla has probably had the worst year of her life. She lost her father in March and then lost her apartment in Kandivali to fire.
Suddenly homeless, the actress has been staying with her Chak De! India co-star Chitrashi Rawat’s house since the past few days. Shilpa is still reeling under the double tragedy that stuck her.
She says, “I was out of town for a while as first I my father passed away and then I was shooting for BA Pass. Back in town, I was in a meeting when my neighbours called me to inform that my house was on fire. I rushed home to find that the building was being evacuated, electricity was cut, but the damage was already done. There was a short fuse and my house was on fire. The fire did some damage, and the rest was done by water. I lost almost everything. Now the renovation work is being done, and now I hope from here only good things will happen.”
Shilpa seems more rattled by her father’s demise. “My father passed away in front of my eyes. After that, everything seems too petty. I feel that these crises are leading me to something and is encouraging me to start from scratch all over again.” Her optimism still intact, Shilpa informs that she has been Chitrashi’s guest since the fire.
“I am staying in Malad at Chitrashi’s house till my house is ready to be lived again. My friends have really helped me. This whole situation has helped me see the other side of the city and I can feel that I have some gain with this More >
Miscreants connected to Raj Thackeray’s political outfit disrupted the shoot and damaged property worth over Rs 15 lakh
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 30, 2012)
Political parties in the state, have in the past worked as a parallel censor board for the Hindi cinema industry. Filmmakers have had to apologise to party leaders following reports of vandalism on the day of their film’s release. But what happened on Sunday afternoon, was unprecedented. The chauffeur of senior Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) member Pravin Darekar, when stopped outside the sets of Rohan Sippy’s ongoing project, disrupted the shoot in Kandivali and also vandalised property worth over Rs 15-20 lakh.
The incident took place around 2 pm yesterday when Rohan was shooting with his lead actor Ayushmann Khurrana in Green Namkeen Mills, Siddharth Nagar, Kandivali (East).
Confirming the news, additional CP (North Region), Sunil Paraskar told Mirror, “One of the accused is the driver of MNS member Pravin Darekar. The driver wanted to use the road, which passes through the Khatau Mills Compound (which houses Green Namkeen Mills). When some security personnel stopped him, he had an argument with them. Since they did not allow the driver to use the road, he returned with around 15 men who damaged 14 vehicles parked at the spot. Most of these vehicles belonged to Rohan’s film unit.”
Ayushmann and Rohan’s car were not spared. Production manager of the film, Manjeet Singh said, “We are in a state of shock. More >
Term May 19 auditions in Mumbai ‘sham’, accuse organisers of shortlisting candidates beforehand in hush-hush manner
Neha Taneja (MID-DAY; May 21, 2012)
Indian Idol participants from the city claim the organisers have cheated them. Many aspiring singers who travelled to Mumbai from Pune to fulfil their dreams were shocked to learn that a silent audition had already been conducted in the city to shortlist the “eligible” candidates and that the auditions held on May 19 were not genuine.
“We were made to stand on the open grounds of a school in Kandivali in Mumbai for more than six hours,” a parent of a 20-year-old participant said. “There was no arrangement of food or even seating made for us. My ward was not even given a fair chance to put forward her talent.”
A 22-year-old agitated participant said: “There were no proper judges, a so-called expert didn’t allow me to sing more than two lines. I also came to know that some silent auditions were taken beforehand in Pune and Mumbai. They have called us just to show a huge gathering for the auditions.”
Anupama Mandloi, content head, Fremantle Media, said: “Often those who are not selected start pointing at the loopholes and blaming the organisers. Firstly, no silent auditions were held in any of the cities, and secondly, this time our only criteria for selecting candidates is their talent. Moreover, the open auditions are conducted by experts and not any celebrity judge. It is impossible for the experts to listen to full songs More >
Roana Maria Costa | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; March 14, 2011)
Mumbai: Expect to see many more Western Railway (WR) locales on the big and silver screens. WR officials said streamlining and easing of bureaucracy helped them make money through film and commercial shootings. However, Central Railway (CR) has been preferred by filmmakers and ad men.
WR officials said the time needed to get approval for a shoot has reduced from a couple of weeks to around five days. “We are trying to grant permission as soon as possible,” a senior WR official said. WR has identified spots like yards, bridges, cabins, trains and coaches which can be used for shooting. “To encourage shooting on WR’s property, which are scenic and display railway themes, stations, yards, rest houses/ institutes, car-sheds/workshops, goods sheds, bridges, railway museums and sports grounds have been identified,” he said. Some WR spots that have had star visits are the Kandivli and Mahalaxmi car-sheds, Goregaon and Mahalaxmi platforms, Lower Parel workshop, Mumbai Central and Churchgate stations, Bandra terminus, Pali Hill officers’ club, running locals between Goregaon and Churchgate, running Mail/Express trains between Mumbai Central and Valsad/Surat and back, the Bandra railway colony (opposite Gaiety-Galaxy) and the Mahalaxmi ground.
WR, which hopes to rake in more than Rs 50 lakh this year, has written to production houses, urging them to shoot on railway property. In More >
Workers Tear Posters, Stop Screenings
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; August 15, 2010)
Mumbai: Activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) are at it again and this time, their demand was that more Marathi films should be screened at the theatres.
MNS members stormed into several movie halls in the city and in Thane on Saturday, throwing stones and tearing down movie posters. Even as screenings were disrupted at theatres in Kandivli, Dadar and Thane, viewers did not seem to support the cause.“I don’t know why people who have paid to watch a film should be inconvenienced,’’ said a visitor to a Kandivli (E) theatre.“If more and more people go to watch Marathi films at theatres, the number of screenings will automatically go up. Hall owners want to make profits.If they are screening more Hindi and English films than Marathi movies, then it means that there is more demand for Hindi and English films than those in Marathi.’’
Logic and reason, however, fell casualties as MNS workers took to strong-arm tactics. The Shivaji Park police had to rush to Nakshatra Mall in Dadar where the box office were pelted with stones. “We got a call from the theatre management, saying a group of men had thrown stones at the box office. However, by the time our team reached the spot, none of the goons was around. No case has been registered,’’ said senior inspector Suresh Unavne. MNS workers vandalised a theatre at Growel’s Mall in Kandivli (E) where they shouted More >
- By Taran Adarsh, February 12, 2010 – 16:01 IST
Humungous — that’s the right word to describe the initial response to MY NAME IS KHAN. The film had a deafening start at practically every centre, with practically every multiplex generating 100% collections, while single screens in mass-dominated centres opened to a 70% – 80% response, which is very, very good.
At a major theatre in Delhi, the audiences heralded the arrival of the film with band-bajaa and by bursting crackers. Outside a theatre in Patna, a moviegoer distributed roses to cinegoers who had come to watch the film.
The reviews from critics who matter are already out [every reviewer has praised the film to the skies] and the audience feedback is overwhelming. In fact, at several places, there has been a mad scramble to book the tickets and the film is expected to set theatre, city and district records at most centres.
In Mumbai, the multiplexes had decided to open shows at one property each. Hence, the multiplexes didn’t perform the morning shows, but commenced screening from 12 noon onwards. The screenings began at Fun Republic [Andheri], Inox [Nariman Point], PVR [Goregaon], Fame [Malad], Big [Wadala] and Cinemax [Kandivali]. The multiplexes have now started screening the film at other properties.
Despite the Mumbai release getting affected, the film should have a solid, record-breaking Friday, in terms of box-office numbers.