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All rest and no work makes Kangna Ranaut a curvy girl. Surprisingly, the producers and director of Tanu Weds Manu are only too happy with her curvy avatar
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 10, 2010)
// // // When the usually waif thin Kangna Ranaut fractured her foot in Jalandhar while shooting for Tanu Weds Manu she didn’t realise that all the bed rest will result in her gaining several pounds. Just twelve days of rest and gorging on Indian ghar ka khaana and mithaais while recuperating at her parents’ house in Manali has resulted in Kangna putting on 7 kgs.
Another factor that’s making Kangna’s resolution of staying in shape an uphill task is all the pampering by Tanu Weds Manu producers Vinod Bachchan and Shailesh Singh, and director Aanand Rai. The filmmakers have been making sure that Kangna eats to her heart’s content.
And her diet has gone from healthy greens to chhole bhature, gulab jamuns and jalebis, which they keep sending to her parents’ house ever since she fractured her foot. What’s making matters worse is that Kangna has also been giving a miss to her daily workout, which includes 2.5 hours of yoga and gym.
While Kangna is obviously not too happy about the extra weight, surprisingly, her director is delighted with her new curvy avatar. So what if all her costumes for Tanu Weds Manu have to be made all over again? Designer Reza is being sent to Manali to take Kangna’s new measurements for the costumes, which will be More >
Injured Kangna back in Mumbai, producer estimates loss at Rs 1.5 crore
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 31, 2010)
Kangna Ranaut’s freak bike accident on the sets of Tanu Weds Manu in Jalandhar has burnt a hole in producer Sailesh Singh’s pocket – he claims to have incurred a loss of Rs 1.5 crore.
The actress injured her foot when the bike she was riding suddenly skidded. She is now back in Mumbai.
Sailesh now regrets not insuring the film. “I should have insured it. The tragic part is that I had spoken to an insurance agent on March 27 and we were supposed to get the film insured by end of the week. Unfortunately, the accident happened on March 28.” Now he has no choice but to grin and bear the loss.
The month-long shooting schedule in Punjab has been cancelled and Kangna’s co-actors, R Madhvan and Jimmy Shergill, were asked to pack up and go home. “I hope to get the combination dates of these three actors and resume the shoot by April 15. I think Kangna will be fine by then,” says Sailesh.
Kangna Ranaut fractured her left foot in a freak accident on the sets of Anand Rai’s Tanu Weds Manu yesterday.The actress was shooting for an action scene at Kapurthala, on the outskirts of Jalandhar.
A source from the unit reveals, “Kangna was riding a Bullet bike for the scene with a person sitting behind her when they lost balance and the bike skid. Kangna was wearing ghunghroos for that particular scene and when her foot got trapped under the tyre, the metal ghunghroo pierced her foot badly injuring her. When the crew finally extricated her from under the bike and the ghungroos were removed, her foot was bleeding.”The source continues, “Kangna’s foot was bleeding profusely and she was in immense pain. She was rushed to a hospital in Jalandhar and given first aid. The X-ray revealed that the damage was more serious than anticipated.”
Producer Shailesh Singh says, “She has a minor fracture and has been advised bed rest for at least a week. We are very concerned about her. We arranged for the best orthopaedic surgeon to do the surgery. We will figure out what happens to the shoot later. Right now, our only concern is that she gets well soon.”
Adds director Anand Rai, “The moment the bike skidded, everything seemed to come to a standstill. But I must say that she is a fighter. Even from the hospital bed, she’s been asking about More >
By Mumbai Mirror Bureau (March 27, 2010)
Kangna Ranaut’s sense of style has been much commented on and usually she takes compliments in her stride.
But even she was bowled over when Anil Kapoor, whose daughter Sonam is herself a style diva, was full of admiration for the way Kangna was put together whether at formal functions or in a casual way.
What amused her however was Anil’s query about whether she made special trips regularly to foreign shores to stock up on her wardrobe or if she shopped online, as Sonam did.
Kangna, who comes from middle-class stock and is proud of it, didn’t tell Anil this, but is horrified at the cost of designer clothes online. “I wouldn’t pay Rs 8 lakh for a dress,” she said.
Instead she picks up clothes from whichever country she travels to and puts them together in her inimitable style.
It’s not ‘Crooked’ anymore, say producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar
SHARIN WADER BUTANI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; March 29, 2010)
What was Crooked has been set straight. Excel Entertainment’s Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar have changed their game plan and this time it’s final. The film that they are producing, directed by Abhinay Deo with an impressive cast including Abhishek Bachchan, Sarah Jane Dias, Kangna Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Jimmy Shergill, Gauhar Khan and Shahana Goswami, is now being called Game.
“Crooked was just the working title,” says Ritesh, who revealed the first look of his stars to BT. Handling the huge starcast has not really been an issue for the producers as “they are bonding really well,” says the much-relieved Ritesh. And why not! He and Farhan had seen to it that everyone was comfortable and at home while shooting. They presented gift hampers of champagne and chocolates to the cast on the very first day of the shoot. Including Abhishek, who has been put on a strict diet by his wife Aishwarya. “We are going to be shooting in Samos in Greece, and then Istanbul in Turkey, the entire unit is going to be there… what fun,” says Ritesh.
Though some of the actors are only required in Greece for a couple of days, the generous producers are allowing them to stay on after their shoot is done. Abhishek, who celebrates his wedding anniversary next month, will even have Ash on location where More >
Kangna Ranaut’s secret, according to make-up artist Clint Fernandes, is her fine bone structure. “Her features are small and harmonious. No one feature — the eyes or mouth or nose — overpower the other. That’s why you can manipulate her face by changing the hair or make-up.” Another thing that works in her favour is her acute sense of fashion and knowledge about her own face and body structure.
She’s known to do her own make-up and hair often and isn’t a slave to stylists. Says photographer Jatin Kampani, who did the recent Filmfare magazine shoot, “She transforms herself. She is open to experiments and it helps to have someone who is open to trying out new things on your team.”
Clint dissects her different looks and explains how she makes them work for her.High street glam
This is a very chic look. She’s pulled her hair into a high ponytail with a bit of back-combing to give volume at the crown so that it’s not plain. She’s gone with mascara and blush and a strong mouth. The thing with Kangna is that she’s very aware of the larger picture in fashion, not just what’s happening in Mumbai.
You could place her anywhere in the world and she would still be one of the most fashionable people there. Even her chappals are Chanel!Simple sophistication
Kangna More >
Five apparently is her lucky number. Or so the curly-haired temptress, Kangna Ranaut has been told by leading numerologists. She wants to believe that her 23rd birthday (adding up to 5) today will take her several notches up, professionally. She has ten films on hand, and is romancing Hrithik Roshan (Kites), Abhishek Bachchan (Crooked), Ajay Devgn (Once Upon a Time in Mumbai) R Madhavan (Tanu Weds Manu) and Akshaye Khanna (No Problem). But, of course, it isn’t all roses for this mountain beauty who still feels like a little girl lost in Mumbai. “I’m guessing this will be an extra special birthday,” says Kangna. “Professionally I’m rocking. There’s so much work happening that I barely have time to hear myself think. I want it that way because this is the time for work,” she says, pointing out that the shelf life of Bollywood heroines has shrunk to around six years. “Bollywood plays by its own rules. It is never about your talent here. It is always about which hero is romancing you on screen. I’m super-confident about my talent but if you judge me only by which heroes I’m working with, then you may argue that I’m not even in the race. However, as far as I’m concerned, my career has gained momentum. And, I’m making the niche I need to,” says the National Award winning actress. But at the same time, Kangna laments she’s got no More >
By Joginder Tuteja, March 20, 2010 – 14:44 IST
Madhur Bhandarkar may not have won yet another award for Best Director at the recently held National Awards. However, his leading ladies ensured that he didn’t miss out the moment of reckoning. Both Priyanka Chopra and Kangna Ranaut, who have won National Awards for themselves after their stellar act in Fashion, pulled along Madhur Bhandarkar to New Delhi where the ceremony was held on Friday.
Informs a source close to the filmmaker, “For both Priyanka and Kangna, this was recognition at the highest level and they understand that the world will look at them far more differently from this point on. As actors they have seen tremendous growth ever since they started their career a few years back. However, Fashion showed them in a different light altogether and ever since the 2008 release of the film, they haven’t thanked Madhur less for the kind of performance that he extracted out of them.”
In the past there have been instances of leading men and ladies walking out of their professional relationship with their directors even after delivering a major blockbuster.
“However, Priyanka and Kangna are different”, continues the source, “They know how to stand by the man who has been known for redefining the image of so many of his actors in the last decade. No wonder, all of them are still in touch and this is the reason why when the date was announced for the National Awards ceremony, they urged Madhur Bhandarkar to More >
Kangna seems to be in a reflective mood as she talks about her experience in Bollywood so far
By Diksha Kamra | TNN (March 19, 2010)
It’s double celebration time for Kangna, for the pretty gal also turns a year older in a few days.
When she joined Bollywood, she was all of 17, and was “immature.” At first, the crazy life of an actor dismayed her. “I used to think this is such torture – shooting for multiple hours and working for so long. At times, you’re supposed to begin your day at 5.30–6 am,” she says. Then she thought there was discrimination too. “I would think ‘Why this break for that actor, and why this one for me?’” But things have changed today? “Of course. After spending a decent amount of time in the industry, one becomes more calculative and observant. Today, I feel that if I’ve chosen to do this kind of work, I better live up to it. I understand the business of filmmaking.”
What else has she observed all these years? “That despite the frenzied pace, one can have fun, lots of fun. Only that fun is unpredictable, you never know when you’re going to laugh – in the middle of shooting, or on the sets or elsewhere,” she says, adding, “I’ve also observed that the image of actors is very bad. People think all actors are dumb. Once I had a discussion with a director, after which he was surprised, and said, ‘Oh! You’re so intelligent.’ And I felt, perhaps, this is not the way they expect an actor to be.” And she has more More >
MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; March 20, 2010)
The over-imaginative PR machinery of actresses uses one weapon at regular intervals. Every time they feel that they need to get their heroine’s stock up, they brainwash journalists into believing that X actress has been paid an X amount. So you’re sipping your cuppa one morning and you almost fall off your couch, when you read that Priyanka Chopra got paid Rs 6 crore for Pyaar Impossible, or Kangna Ranaut will be paid Rs 5 crore for a film with a minister’s son, and Kareena Kapoor got paid Rs 10 crore for Golmaal 3 (later brought down to Rs 7 crore), while Katrina Kaif is offered Rs 7 crore by Abbas-Mustan for The Italian Job. When this round of blitzkrieg is done, you’ll have a final rumour on how Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is actually still in demand, is being offered a sum that totals the price of the current lot of divas.
“Circulating rumours on prices is the easiest thing,” says trade consultant Amod Mehra. “The truth is often very far away from the actuality. And, the market right now is certainly not ready to pay the heroines the prices they or their kith often claim.” Mehra explains that the reason for this is simple logic. You don’t have to be Einstein to know that Bollywood heroines still don’t sell a film. Therefore, any producer who pays a heroine a price, has to pay a price for it! More >