Posts tagged Khiladi 786
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; March 7, 2013)
Director Ashish R Mohan (of Khiladi 786 fame) is leaving no stone unturned to make his next film, based on dreaded UP gangster Babloo Shrivastav. And we hear that last month Mohan made a trip to Rai Bareilly to meet up with the goon. Sources say the director spent two days with Babloo to know more about his life for the film’s script.
Our informer says, “Ashish had met Babloo in December to inform him about his intention of making a film on him as he found his life very fascinating. Babloo agreed. Last month again, Ashish met him in UP to gather information so he could make the script as authentic as it gets.” Apparently, the director has got some vital information from the gangster himself to include in the film.
Ashish had befriended Babloo through his close aide Vinay Sharma at the Patiala House Court in Delhi where the gangster approved the idea of his life story to be made into a film.
The director refuses to comment on the matter and states, “I am scripting the film and once I will be ready, I will make an announcement.”
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; January 15, 2013)
The year 2012 saw Eros International come up with a mix of potboilers and outof-the-box films. While there was masala entertainment like Housefull 2, Cocktail and Khiladi 786, there were thought-provoking films like Chakravyuh, Vicky Donor and English Vinglish, too.
Says Sunil Lulla, MD, Eros International, “We want to cater to all kinds of audience and therefore the diverse mix of films, across scales, genres and budgets. We aim to be a true studio model by not only co-producing films, but also acquiring and distributing Hindi and other regional language movies. For instance, last year we acquired the worldwide distribution rights of Son Of Sardaar and Ferrari Ki Sawaari and the overseas rights of Dabangg 2. This year, we have an eclectic blend and also plan to launch new faces.”
On her association with the company, filmmaker Gauri Shinde says, “I showed them English Vinglish and after watching it, they instantly decided to be involved. For me, as a director, it was a very satisfying association.” Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is currently shooting the Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone-starrer Ram Leela, feels this film corporation has the network to take his film to its deserved potential. “Together we hope to present some great cinema on the global platform,” Bhansali adds.
The corporate house began 2013 with the Paresh Rawal-Rajeev Khandelwal film Table No 21. Now, they plan to pursue their new-age concept with co-productions More >
MID-DAY (December 31, 2012)
Rakesh Upadhyay is a multifaceted personality. The creative-producer of the recently released grosser Khiladi 786 and business partner to singing sensation and music director-cum-producer Himesh Reshammiya, Rakesh has had a long and successful history with Bollywood. In a chat, he talks about his work in Punjabi cinema and future projects.
What are you working on currently? As of now, I’m a business partner with Sunny Siddhu in Canada-based White Hill Productions which is based in Vancouver. We are a known line production and distribution network in North America. We’ve already completed the production of two Punjabi films — Best of Luck starring Gippy Garewal, Jazzy B and Simran Kaur Mundi and Jatt and Juliet Part 2 starring Diljit Dosanj and Neeru Bajwa.
So you’re concentrating only on Punjabi cinema? The production house is now in the process of starting multiple Punjabi films and will soon enter Hindi cinema as well. To top it all, a distribution network is in the offing in London, Australia, Sydney and Dubai. Apart from these, I’m also working busy with Himesh’s much-anticipated international album At Da Edge, which will have 15 English numbers and the video will be shot by none other than Roman White who has been a regular video director of Justin Bieber. The album will kick off with the first video being shot in USA very soon.
And you’re also involved in production work… I’ve been the executive director on board for Baba Arts Limited for More >
After SRK, he ends his association with the banner over a sour deal
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 28, 2012)
Recently, Shah Rukh Khan snapped ties with close friends Sunil and Kishore Lulla of Eros International because he was upset they had pitted Ajay Devgn’s Son of Sardaar against his Jab Tak Hai Jaan. And now Akshay Kumar has followed suit and severed bonds with Eros, with whom he had worked closely until just a few days ago in Khiladi 786.
Apparently, Eros ticked off the actor rather badly by initially promising to present his AR Murugadoss film, remake of Thupakki, co-starring Sonakshi Sinha, and later backtracking on the deal. The original deal with Akshay was for around Rs 80 crore but surprisingly, Eros refused to pay up. They wanted to first see how the original South flick fared at the BO. A source close to the project said, “They felt they would rather check the fate of the original before issuing payment. This annoyed Akshay but he kept quiet.”
However, it didn’t end there. Even after the original film hit theatres down south, Eros kept dragging its feet. “This infuriated Akshay no end. He had been getting several offers but had chosen to go with Eros on the film. He had had enough. That’s when he took his venture to Reliance Entertainment,“ said the source.
According to insiders, Reliance got a back-door entry by offering Akshay more than what Eros had agreed to cough up. Reliance was also happy with the way Khiladi 786 has fared. Asked about the More >
With his recent successful run at box-office, Himesh Reshammiya is confident about his upcoming projects
MID-DAY (December 25, 2012)
With five hit films in a row that have done Rs 100 crore business worldwide, Himesh Reshammiya is pretty sure that his next will make it to the exclusive club as well! The film in question is Special Chabbis where he is a guest composer for one song. Khiladi 786, of which Himesh was a co-producer too, turned out to be the fifth hit film grossing more than Rs 100 crore worldwide.
According to co-producer Rajesh Upadhyay, the numbers speak for themselves. “All the revenues from Indian theatrics, satellite, overseas music and video rights after the film yielded Rs 70 crore within two weeks, Rs 30 crore from satellite and Rs 8 crore from overseas and Rs 7 crore from music, video and other rights. The other four films are Bodyguard, Bol Bachchan, Son Of Sardaar and OMG Oh My God! with 25 hits songs in a row,” says a trade source.
Needless to say, Himesh is on top of the world. He is very excited to plan a release date of his first international album At Da Edge that is set to be released across 122 countries. The first video will be shot in US by Roman White who has directed videos for Justin Bieber.
Himesh’s new look for the same has been styled by Damian and Avigail who have been styling Rihanna. The album has 15 songs composed and sung by Himesh with remixes by DJ Edward Maya.
The first single is called ‘I have been waiting for you so long’. More >
WHY THE RECENT BIGGIES HAVE BEEN SO DISAPPOINTING?
In a span of one month, moviegoers were presented with four bigshot films, starring A-listers and backed by premiere production and distribution houses of the country. Sadly, none of them have able to garner fair amount of appreciation that is normally expected from a big film. Hence, it’s no wonder that the box office collections too aren’t very encouraging.
It all started with the great clash of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar on Diwali Day (Nov 13). Both the film did attract sizeable number of audiences to theatres. But thanks to mixed feedback for both the films, these films fell after the 6-day festive period was over. Too much is made of the 100 crore club but it’s a good barometer for judging film’s success. And Jab Tak Hai Jaan took close to 20 days to reach there, even though it had competition from Son Of Sardaar, which indicates that something somewhere has gone wrong. Both the films fortunately were correctly priced and hence were profitable ventures.
Aamir Khan’s first film in 3 years after 3 Idiots, Talaash, was never in the league of other biggies. It wasn’t a typically massy film – it was a suspense drama and an emotional tale at its core. Moreover, it released on a regular working Friday, unlike other biggies of the year that had the advantage of holidays and extended weekends. Although collections have been to an extent satisfactory, the public response has been mixed. A section of audience has More >
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TALAASH has grossed 73 crore nett in ten days as it grossed around 10.50 crore nett in its second weekend. The film had a good jump of 60-65% on Saturday.
The film has dropped in most markets but cities with high concentration of premium multiplexes like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata and Bangalore are doing pretty well. These areas have high ticket rates and therefore the film has managed fair collections in second weekend despite limited appreciation.
The film had heavy drops in places like CP, CI and Rajasthan where KHILADI 786 has done its best business. There is no release next week and if the premium multiplexes can give good performance next weekend, Talaash can go towards 90 crore nett and a distributor share of around 45 crore.
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; December 10, 2012)
Very often, the soundtrack of a Bollywood film has proved to be the crucial factor in ensuring the film a good opening. And Akshay Kumar is one actor who has made optimum use of this. The music of his latest release, Khiladi 786, too, has topped the charts.
Akshay has struck gold for the fourth time this year, beginning with the songs of Housefull 2, like Papa Toh Band Bajaye and Anarkali Disco Chali, Rowdy Rathore’s Chinta Ta Chita Chita and Aa Re Pritam Pyaare. Next, the Go Go Govinda track from his home production OMG Oh My God! captured the frenzy of the nation during Janmashtami.
Considering the popularity of these soundtracks, Akshay may well be the hero with the most chartbusters to his credit in 2012. He concedes that he knows when the music of his film is going to do well. “When I hear my film’s music blaring from the cars around, I’m assured it’s doing well,” he says. But tell him that he’s the “chartbuster hero” and he smiles, “When I listen to any song, I listen as an audience. The credit for the success goes to the music directors who contributed towards that.”
After she was seen in the raunchy number in Khiladi 786, the actress has been getting offers from southern industries too
PTI (BANGALORE MIRROR; December 9, 2012)
After being the pretty inmate in “Bigg Boss 3”, Polish-German model Claudia Ciesla says her item song in the recently released Akshay Kumar-starrer “Khiladi 786” has made her a well-known face in the industry.
The 35-year-old model-actress said she is getting many offers down South too following her raunchy number ‘Balma’, where she shook a leg with the film’s lead actors Akshay and Asin Thottumkal.
“I am getting praises from the industry after my item number. Even Akshay sir praised me when he saw the song for the first time. I am getting many offers including Bollywood, Southern film industry, advertisements and many others. I will concentrate on acting now. I am lucky to be a part of this song because it gave me an identity in India,” Claudia told PTI.
She has no inhibitions in doing dance numbers and would like to do more of them in the future.
“I would love to be called an item girl. It’s a respectable position now because all the main actresses in the industry are doing item songs, be it Kareena or Katrina. It’s a good platform for a newbie actress to show her acting and dancing skills through these dance numbers,” she added.
‘Balma’, sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Sreeram, is a tribute to the legendary music director R D Burman. The song was choreographed by Ganesh Acharya.
Claudia, who started her career at More >
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KHILADI 786 managed to grow around 10% on Saturday as compared to Friday. The collections on Saturday will be in the 9.25-9.50 crore nett range adding to the 8.50 crore nett on Friday giving it a two day total of 18 crore nett approx.
The growth is mainly due to the fact that collections in Delhi/UP, East Punjab, West Bengal and Mysore were very low on Friday and all these circuits have added in the 10-30% range on Saturday. The central belt of CP-CI-Rajasthan along with Bihar is seeing the best business and collections were great in these areas on Saturday.
Although the film has managed growth on Saturday it is still a limited upturn especially considering low collections on day one. Even a 30 crore nett weekend does not look forthcoming unless Sunday somehow manages phenomenal growth.