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Financier Raju Shah and the film’s producers lock horns over dues worth Rs 36 crore and dishonoured cheques worth Rs 8 crore
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 25, 2012)
Close on the heels of Nagpur-based builder Appu Wadhwani filing a case against the makers of Bol Bachchan, the Ajay Devgn-Abhishek Bachchan starrer is headed for even more trouble.
Film financier Raju Shah is moving court today against Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision, alleging they owe him monies to the tune of Rs 36 crore.
And that’s not all. Apparently, Ashtavinayak gave Shah post-dated cheques amounting to Rs 36 crore, of which cheques worth Rs 8 crore have bounced.
Shah, who has worked with Ashtavinayak on Blue, Khatta Meetha and Rockstar, told Mirror, “Ashtavinayak owes me Rs 36 crore and gave me post-dated cheques to that effect. I was supposed to deposit Rs 17 crore till June 30. Accordingly, I deposited Rs 8 crore but was told by the bank on Friday that the cheques have been dishonoured.”
Shah had a fallout with Ashtavinayak during Rockstar, but never made it public, till now. “We went ahead with Bol Bachchan simply because we thought things would improve. Of the Rs 41 crore they owe us, they returned Rs 5 crore during Rockstar but we are going mad trying to recover the remaining Rs 36 crore,” said Shah.
A friend of Shah revealed they were also supposed to produce Bhagam Bhag, Abhishek-Aishwarya starrer Ladies and Gentleman and Kunal Kohli’s Saif Ali Khan-starrer with Ashtavinayak but none of More >
Boman Irani, who plays a Parsi in his next, feels young filmmakers can finally break the cinematic stereotypes built around communities
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; June 5, 2012)
Being a thorough secular setup, Hindi films over the time have portrayed the multi-cultural India. But in the process, certain communities have been shown in a rather stereotypical way.
A proud Parsi, Boman Irani feels it’s part and parcel of cinema and there’s not much one can do about it except laugh. Belonging to the depleting “tribe of 67,000 Parsis”, he points out that Basu Chatterjee’s Khatta Meetha explored the community without making it look like a caricature. In a freewheeling tête-à-tête, Boman also shares his thoughts on cricket, theatre and his son’s impending Bollywood debut.
Let’s begin with the hackneyed question — how is it like being a Parsi and playing a Parsi on screen? I find it very similar to playing any other person with any other backdrop. For instance, I might be portraying a Parsi in five different films but none of them are similar to each other. Every single character varies from one another and that’s how an actor operates.
So how do you know that you’ve done a good job essaying a Parsi role? When a fellow Parsi comes over to me and says that I’ve done well. Simple. Similarly, when I’m playing a Punjabi unless a Sardarji feels that I’ve done justice to the role, I won’t be sated.
Don’t you think Parsis are stereotyped when it comes to cinema? The world is full of More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, March 29, 2011 – 16:39 IST
Here is presenting an exclusive still from Joker on which we have managed to lay our hands on. As can be seen, the still pretty much gives an impression of this being a fun film, what with Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha leading the bunch with a dance in mud.
Though the makers (Shirish Kunder, Farah Khan, UTV) are unwilling to share any details around the situation in the film that involves this mud dance, it is pretty obvious that the song setting is rural here with Minissha Lamba being the sole individual to have stepped in from a city (look out for her chic Western outfit). As for Sonakshi, she appears to be continuing her ‘gaon ki gori’ act from Dabangg, something that should keep her established fan base happy. With Shreyas Talpade seemingly in a fun world of his own, other characters like Sanjay Mishra, veteran Asrani and Vindoo Dara Singh are filling the frame as well.
What is surprising though is to see Akshay Kumar in an altogether different get up from what one has been seeing of him in films like (upcoming) Thank You, Tees Maar Khan, Housefull, Action Replayy or Khatta Meetha – his last few releases. Though he has played a villager in Singh Is Kinng, he was in Sikh attire there. However in Joker, he seems to have entered the interiors of the country and gone authentic with his villager act.
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By Taran Adarsh, February 10, 2011 – 13:54 IST
A while ago, I posed a question on Twitter and Facebook, asking people what their expectations were from PATIALA HOUSE. The reaction ranged from encouraging and affirmative to unenthusiastic and unexciting. A wide number of caustic and scathing comments were a consequence of Akshay Kumar’s last year’s releases, namely KHATTA MEETHA, ACTION REPLAYY and TEES MAAR KHAN. Also, a few called it similar to DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL, while some even compared it with NAMASTEY LONDON.
In fact, a lot many factors go against PATIALA HOUSE. Director Nikihil Advani and Akshay’s last outing together, the infamous CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA, remains a favorite punching bag to this day. Besides, PATIALA HOUSE comes at a time when people have had an overdose of Akshay starrers. I reiterate, there ought to be at least six months’ gap between two films of a major star, while this is Akshay’s fourth release in six months [KHATTA MEETHA - 23 July, ACTION REPLAYY - 5 November and TEES MAAR KHAN - 24 December]. Moreover, the film opens exactly one week before the keenly anticipated World Cup cricket matches and coupled with that, it will have no breathing space as the very next week witnesses the release of another much-awaited film 7 KHOON MAAF. Expecting PATIALA HOUSE to overcome these hurdles is tough, mainly when the chips are down!BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
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As Akshay Kumar faces a series of film flops, his wife steps up to give her hubby a better perspective, on his film choices
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 09, 2011)
Our Bollywood stars might seem like they are living the dream life of glitz and glamour, but just like any of us, they too, are subjected to the topsy-turvy world of business.
Lately, veteran actor, Akshay Kumar, has had to deal with consecutive film flops.
As upsetting as this is to hear, it makes Bollywood seem more real, as compared to our surreal perceptions of the industry.
What is even more endearing, is knowing that Twinkle Khanna, has stepped-up to her wife duties, by going through Akshay’s scripts to give him a better perspective on his choice of films.
A source tells us, “Akshay, in the past, has been cast in good films. His recent flops, however, are not entirely his mistake, but just bad luck to an extent.
The scripts were definitely not great either. It all started from Chandni Chowk To China. Although, Tees Maar Khan did manage to salvage him, the movie turned out to be a Box-Office flop.”
The source also commented on Twinkle reviewing Akshay’s scripts, saying, “There is no harm in a second opinion, if you can get it. Moreover, Twinkle wants Akshay to get it all correct hereafter, so she is pitching-in by advising him on the scripts he receives.”
Another source close to Akshay clarifies that Twinkle does look into Akshay’s work-related offers, “But she just gives her More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 22, 2011 – 12:52 IST
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Male Aditya Roy Kapur – Action Replayy & Guzaarish Ali Zafar – Tere Bin Laden Ranveer Singh – Band Baaja Baaraat Rajat Barmecha – Udaan Suriya – Rakht Charitra-2 Vikram – Raavan
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Female Barbara Mori – Kites Sandeepa Dhar – Isi Life Mein Shraddha Kapoor – Teen Patti Sonakshi Sinha – Dabangg Trisha – Khatta Meetha Zarine Khan – Veer
Breakthrough Performance – Male Arunoday Singh – Aisha Herry Tangri – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Meiyang Chang – Badmaash Company Omkar Das Manipuri – Peepli Live Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden Sikander Kher – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Breakthrough Performance – Female Aditi Vasudev – Do Dooni Char Amrita Puri – Aisha Neha Chauhan – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Shalini Vatsa – Peepli Live Urvashi Sharma – Khatta Meetha Vishakha Singh – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Hottest New Director Abhishek Chaubey – Ishqiya Abhishek Sharma – Tere Bin Laden Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg Anusha Rizvi – Peepli Live Maneesh Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Punit Malhotra – I Hate Luv Storys Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan – Lahore Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Hottest New Film Aisha – Rhea Kapoor Dabangg – Arbaaz Khan Peepli Live – Kiran Rao Tees Maar Khan – Shirish Kunder, Twinkle Khanna & Kritika Lulla Tere Bin Laden – Pooja Shetty Deora Udaan – Anurag Kashyap
Standout Performance By A Music Director Amit Trivedi – Aisha Meet Brothers – Isi Life Mein & Do Dooni Char Sanjay More >
The actor should be a happy and proud man on his birthday, today. But what about the others?
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; December 27, 2010)
As Salman Khan brings in his 45th birthday today, he has enough reason to yell from the rooftop of Galaxy Apartments. The year clearly belongs to him. His detractors may argue that he doesn’t have Aamir Khan’s acting skills or Shah Rukh Khan’s charisma. However, the youngest of the Khan-triumvirate has proved that he has superstar power in abundance.
Not only did he hit a purple patch with Dabangg, the highest grosser of 2010, he also won hearts with his role as the anchor of Big Boss Season 4. His Being Human work also won him more brownie points than all of Bollywood’s muscle men combined.
Trade consultant Amod Mehra says, “This year will see a total of 237 Hindi movies (including dubbed ones) release till December 31. And, the only two genuine super hits are Dabangg and Golmaal 3. Tees Maar Khan (TMK) is just four days old, so I’m not even including its figures in this analysis. But, honestly, this year if you ask me Khaano mein Khan kaun hai, I would reply Salman Khan. He did have a flop in Veer but he made up lost ground with Dabangg in a major way. He has left his contemporaries gasping for breath because right now he has a superb lead.’’ Analysing the year so far, trade sources say that besides the fact that Salman and Ajay Devgn (Golmaal 3, Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai) had golden More >
Bollywood’s Khiladi No.1 has another ace up his sleeve
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; November 22, 2010)
Akshay Kumar is getting into the fourth gear of his promotions for Tees Maar Khan that is releasing worldwide on December 24. Simultaneously his banner Hari Om Productions, that has given us entertainers like Singh is Kinng, De Dana Dan, Khatta Meetha, Waqt — A Race against Time, and Farah Khan’s Three is Company have signed Bollywood’s youngest girl Sonakshi Sinha for Shirish Kunder’s Joker.
Shirish says, “Joker will be India’s first 3-D magnum opus. And the reason why I’ve signed Sonakshi is because she is ideally suited for the role. Also, Akshay has acted with almost every heroine on the scene. Sonakshi and he are a fresh pair; the casting is already creating ripples.’’ Says the Khiladi himself, “Joker is not a super-hero film. It is not about me wearing some clown’s clothes or being part of a circus. Why it is called Joker is something you’ll have to wait to know. However, I can tell you, it is going to be one of the most technically advanced movies made in India. Children and adults are going to love it. The story moves from a village to NASA and well after that there’s some suspense involved.’’
Even as he gears up to romance the Dabangg hottie, Akshay says that 2011 will be as action packed as any other year in his career. Says he, “I have Patiala House, Thank You, Joker, my international film — Rob Lowe’s Break-Away More >
By Taran Adarsh, November 4, 2010 – 12:28 IST
Brand GOLMAAL is back again. Its equity continues to soar upwards. Naturally, every film of this franchise carries the burden of humungous expectations. Touted as India’s first-ever trilogy, GOLMAAL 3 [G-3], the third installment of GOLMAAL and GOLMAAL RETURNS, promises to mesmerize, tickle your funny bone and entertain moviegoers of all ages. G-3 promises to be bigger, better, funnier and far more entertaining and amusing than the first two parts.
There’s a flipside of having a thriving brand. No matter how hard you try, comparisons with the earlier parts are inevitable. The question everyone’s keen to ask is, does it supersede the forerunners in terms of entertainment? The best thing about G-3 is that it lives up to its undertaking of amusing you from the word go, till the very culmination. From inception to conclusion, save for a few lax moments, G-3 is high on fun and entertainment quotient.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
By now one is well versed with Rohit Shetty’s funda: Come, have a blast at the movies. Frankly, there’s no word called ‘logic’ in Shetty’s cinematic dictionary and the moviegoer too has attuned himself/herself to Shetty’s high-on-entertainment laughathons. I’ve often said that comedy is serious business and a director attempting one has to walk a tightrope. But Shetty has mastered the art by now and G-3 proves that when it comes to entertainers, he’s amongst the best in the More >
On a Telegu channel, the actress’s name was allegedly linked with a Nigerian drug peddler only because designer Sidney Sladen, who is of African origin, is a good friend of hers
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 27, 2010)
Trisha Krishnan, who made her debut in Khatta Meetha, had a dark encounter with the law recently. The actress landed herself in a drug scandal when a recent report on a Telugu channel claimed that she is into drug abuse and is closely associated with a drug peddler from Nigeria. Trisha, on the other hand, believes that she is being dragged into this controversy only because she is a good friend of Sidney Sladen, a designer of African origin, whom the channel is accusing of being a Nigerian drug dealer.
Quite irked about the turn of events, Trisha, who is currently in Chennai, says, “It’s very strange. I was shooting in Kodaikanal when this Telugu news channel declared this report; they put up a still of mine with a very dear friend who is African-American. They assumed that this fashion designer friend of mine from Chennai was a drug peddler from Nigeria.”
The actress decided to act on this immediately and got her lawyer to issue statements to all television channels. She also took legal action against this particular channel, which she believes is unnecessarily linking her name to a drug peddler. A furious Trisha says, “This is not a harmless rumour.
There is not an iota of truth to it. It’s strange where this More >