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She’s got The Dirty Picture to gloat over. He has The Life of Pi. But other than success, costume designer siblings Niharika Khan and Arjun Bhasin have little in common. Mirror catches up with them
Mitali Parekh (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 28, 2012)
In his open-plan, sun-washed apartment in Bandra, Arjun Bhasin sits guarded and churlish. Sister Niharika Khan — who will now forever have ‘National Award winner’ (for The Dirty Picture) sewn before her name — sits crosslegged on a table. Her train of conversation runs candidly across countries, inappropriate for discussion in front of the press. Arjun periodically tries to steer it to safer territory. “You know, not too many people know we’re siblings,” she says, “Which is odd because if I grow a beard, I’m Arjun.”
The costume designer siblings arrived at a common career through different routes. True to his nature, Arjun took the methodical path. He first studied filmmaking, then focused on costume design, and assisted designers before setting out on his own 10 years ago.
Niharika fell into the profession only in 2007 with Khoya Khoya Chand, because “they wanted Arjun, but couldn’t afford him”. So even while Arjun might repeatedly announce that he is five years younger than Niharika (and it’s true), she considers him a senior in the profession, constantly checking if she can assist him. “I get so excited when he shows me sketches and mood boards. I’d jump at the chance to work with him. But he doesn’t let me,” she rues. “But More >
The actress has been invited to deliver a lecture on Hindi cinema
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; May 8, 2011) Soha Ali Khan is on cloud nine. The actress has been specially invited by the acclaimed Harvard University to deliver a lecture on Hindi cinema in an interactive session titled Cinema – Then and Now. What’s making the Oxford grad’s visit to Harvard even more special is the fact that her mother, Sharmila Tagore, would be joining her during the session. The event will also screen Soha’s works like Khoya Khoya Chand, Rang De Basanti and Antarmahal.
She will pay tribute to icons of Hindi cinema like Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Waheeda Rehman and her mother Sharmila Tagore in her lecture. “I’m quite excited and tense about my Harvard visit,” says an excited Soha. “I have never really delivered a lecture on cinema before and I will be in front of the most academic followers of Indian films there. It’s a really humbling experience that I have been chosen by them to speak about Indian cinema and that my films are also being screened.”
About her lecture, Soha discloses, “I have done a thorough research of the cinema we have created over the ages. I have a pretty huge period to cover in my lecture, but I will touch upon landmark films, directors and actors who have made huge contributions in shaping up cinema as it is today. I will specially talk about how Meena Kumari, Madhubala and Waheeda Rehman and also my mom helped Indian cinema to More >
The unconventionally-paired Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak speak about their upcoming film ‘Chalo Dilli’, which is also Lara’s first as a producer
Varun Vazir | MM Online Bureau (April 25, 2011) Two of a kind: Vinay Pathak and Lara Dutta
Seated in the recording room of Mehboob studio since 1 pm, this writer met Vinay Pathak and Lara Dutta, the unlikely pair of Chalo Dilli (which releases on April 29), after a four hour wait. Vinay, full of energy and wit was simple dressed in a pair of jeans and a black shirt and Lara looked stunning in her short dress.
Despite having given several interviews since morning, the duo still looked very excited to talk about their film. Excerpts:
What is Chalo Dilli all about?
Vinay Pathak: Chalo Dilli is a story-oriented and content-driven film. It’s a story that characters tell because the situations move them forward.
Is it an out-and-out commercial film?
Lara Dutta: Chalo Dilli has more commercial content than any other commercial film.
What are the various locations in which the film has been shot?
LD: The film starts with two people trying to get from Mumbai to Delhi. We’ve also extensively shot in Jaipur, the Shekhawati region including Jhunjhunu, Sikar and that entire belt.
The two of you make for quite an unconventional pair. What do you have to say about that?
LD: That’s what the story is all about. In the film, we’re two as-different-as-can-be people on a journey together, but on a personal level, we are not More >
Subhash K Jha (BOMBAY TIMES; April 1, 2011)
Shiney Ahuja has been sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment, thereby drawing to a close a two-year long court battle after he was accused of raping his domestic help.
Celina Jaitly was in a state of shock after hearing the verdict. She said, “It’s shocking. I don’t know if his lawyer gets to reappeal. My heart reaches out to his family. What they must be going through. It just shows one impulsive moment can ruin one’s life. Many rapists and criminals roam free. I feel Shiney paid for being a celebrity.”
Soha Ali Khan who worked with Shiney in Khoya Khoya Chand and the unreleased Accident expressed shock on being told about the verdict. “I am shocked. I can’t even begin to imagine what he and his family must be going through. I don’t know the actual facts. So I can only pray for them to have inner strength. I wish them well.”
Sudhir Mishra who had introduced Shiney to the Hindi cinema in Hazaaron Khawishein Aisi and later gave Shiney his career’s best role in Khoya Khoya Chand, said, “I really shouldn’t be commenting. What can I say? I am numbed. But we can’t get emotional about this. The verdict of the court is unquestionable and I completely believe in it. If the court has found Shiney guilty so be it. It is still unbelievable what has happened to him. I can’t even begin to think what went on in his head. Or how he might do what he is supposed to have done. Because what he More >
A generation gap doesn’t have to translate to misunderstandings. iDiva joins mother-daughter duo Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan, as they speak of their relationship and how they learn from each other everyday
By ALISHA FERNANDES (iDIVA; March 26, 2011)
GROWING UP Sharmila: When you grow up in families that give great importance to aesthetics, values and culture, like I did, you tend to naturally imbibe it from your surroundings. I have never put pressure on myself or felt pressure from my family to excel, and have always led life according to my terms. I was neither a victim of stardom nor fashion. And I also know that as a mother, I supported my children in their choices and never pressured them into anything they didn’t want to do. Soha: I wasn’t even aware of how much my parents had accomplished till I was almost 20! I knew that they were famous, but I didn’t know the extent of their achievements. My father captained the Indian cricket team for 10 years and my mother managed to comfortably succeed in both, art and commercial cinema, but to me, they were just Abba and Amma. I was always made to feel very special, and supported with all my choices. I was academically smart, participated in drama and sports, and had an active social life; so I was a happy kid. I wanted to study further and it helped that I grew up in Delhi as opposed to Mumbai, so I wasn’t exposed to the filmi world as much.
BEING ROYAL Sharmila: It is a part of More >
After the disappointing reception to Turning 30 and differences over shots in Raajneeti, filmmakers Prakash Jha and Alankrita Shrivastava end their six-year association
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 02, 2011)
I didn’t want to be on any sets. I was tired and I wanted to take a break to write my next film,” says Alankrita Shrivastava. Well, that’s her explanation for not being a part of Prakash Jha’s next film, Aarakshan.
However there is more brewing between the two. They have shared a professional relationship for the past six years, ever since Shrivastava assisted Jha on Apaharan (2005).
Our source gives us the inside scoop on the strained relationship, telling us, “This is the first time in over six years that Alankrita is not a part of Prakash Jha’s film.Alankrita Shrivastava with Prakash Jha
She joined Jha during Apaharan and after that she was involved in the production of Khoya Khoya Chand (2007), Dil Dosti Etc (2007) and other films. She was the associate director of the super hit Raajneeti (2010).
The problems emerged as a result of differences in opinion over a couple of sequences in Raajneeti, which were shot by Alankrita.
However, the problems escalated due to the disastrous response to Alankrita’s film Turning 30 (2011), which media-shy Jha promoted with Alankrita and Gul Panag.”
When contacted, Shrivastava denied a fallout with Jha, telling us, “I have not left Prakash Jha Productions. I am writing my next film. After More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, February 23, 2011 – 15:06 IST
Remember Dipannita Sharma- the model cum actress who debuted in 16 December and was later seen in films such as My Brother Nikhil, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar and Khoya Khoya Chand. After lying low for a while Dipannita is now back and would be seen in Yash Raj Films’ forthcoming venture Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl.
In the film, Dipannita plays a corporate executive who falls prey to the flattery and guile of Ricky Bahl (Ranveer Singh) as he cons his way through life. Along with newcomer Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita now joins the lead pair, Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma, in director Maneesh Sharma’s ‘Rom-Con’, shooting of which starts end of March.
Sonia Jehan insists she’s waiting for a work permit to do film opposite Abhishek…
SUBHASH K JHA Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; February 16, 2010)
Was the lovely Sonia Jehan, who plays Shah Rukh Khan’s sister-in-law in My Name Is Khan, unable to do Abhinay Deo’s Crooked because of her Pakistani antecedents? It appears to be so because she has been denied a work permit in India. Though Sonia, the grand-daughter of the legendary Noor Jehan, holds a French passport and has been living in Delhi with husband Vivek Narain for seven years now.
Confirming that she’s no longer a part of the film opposite Abhishek Bachchan, producer Ritesh Sidhwani said, “Sonia is no more doing our film, Kangna is, because Sonia’s work permit did not come through.” He denies her Pakistani roots have got anything to do with this. “Her parents are living there but Sonia was born and raised in France,” added Ritesh.
Meanwhile, unaware that she had been already replaced in Crooked, Sonia said, “It’s not confirmed that I will not be doing the film. I am hopeful that the paper work is processed in time for me to keep the commitment. So far I’ve worked on a spouse visa. But the rules regarding work permits for foreigners recently got more complicated. I don’t blame the authorities. There are thousands of foreigners working in India. Their credentials have to be ascertained. It’s just a matter of timing.”
She’s also in the process of shifting from Delhi to Mumbai because More >
It was supposed to star his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, but by the time Abhishek started shooting for Crooked on January 14, she had already opted out of it due to a date scramble. But Abhishek isn’t sulking.
“For Abhishek and Ash, the whole charm of doing another film together was to not be together. Crooked was supposed to cast them not as a pair, but in different segments,” says a very reliable source. Abhishek’s co-star in this film, directed by Abhinay Deo, is former Miss India Sarah Jane Dias.
// // // As for Aishwarya, far from being Abhishek’s romantic interest, she was supposed to play his adversary. It was a role similar to what Kareena Kapoor will play in Sriram Raghavan’s Agent Vinod opposite Saif Ali Khan.
Crooked has four major leading ladies. Besides Sarah, there are Shahana Goswami (who shot to fame with the same banner’s Rock On!! last year), Gul Panag and pretty Pakistani actor Sonya Jehan.
The meaty and mysterious part of a cop on the trail of global criminals in this whodunit – which Aishwarya was to play – has gone to Sonya. She made her debut as Mumtaz Mahal in Akbar Khan’s Taj Mahal and was last seen as a 1950s actress modelled on her legendary grandmother Noor Jehan in Sudhir Mishra’s Khoya Khoya Chand. Sonya also has a role in Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan.Sonya Jehan Aishwarya Rai More >
Any kind of calamity, whether natural or man-made, is immediately picked up by the film fraternity to capture the event in celluloid. The 26 July 2005 Mumbai deluge was one of the biggest natural disasters in India in this decade and surprisingly, no film, comprising A-listers was based on it yet. Finally, Tum Mile takes the initiative. It’s a love story and the floods serve as a backdrop. Unfortunately, the ‘flood’ connection wasn’t utilized well and hence, the film fails to impress fully.
The story of the movie: Akshay (Emraan Hashmi) and Sanjana (Soha Ali Khan) become friends when they both were based in Cape Town. Although Akshay was struggling painter and Sanjana was a creative writer cum environmentalist and a daughter of a rich billionaire (Sachin Khedekar), they both hit off well and fall in love. They decide to move in. Unfortunately, both face problems, more so because of Akshay’s financial insecurity. Finally, both have to break up. Six years later, they meet each other once again in a London-Mumbai flight. Things have drastically changed for both Akshay and Sanjana now. However, once they land in Mumbai, they have to go through a roller coaster ride as heavy rains have crippled the entire city. The date was July 26, 2005. They have no choice but to be together in this dark time.
Let’s get one thing straight-although Tum Mile was promoted as a film based on floods, it is actually not. 70% of the film is Emraan-Soha’s flashback in Cape Town. More >