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Once dear friends, the two young actors are embroiled in a heated battle for chunks of B’wood & advertising pie
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 11, 2011)
The newest rivalry is between Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan. While Ranbir has made his mark as an actor, Imran is making waves as a charmer.
Our source said, “When there are two actors eyeing the same position then there are bound to be problems.
However the friendship between the two was too good to be true. Initially the first friction took place when Imran’s now wife and then fiancée made some comments about Ranbir while watching Raajneeti.
However Imran picked up the phone and clarified everything and all was okay. Both the friends were so close to each other that they had also decided to start a production house; they were in talks with Imtiaz Ali to make a film with them.
However the production house did not materialise as both got busy with their respective careers. It was Imran who started on a high note with a superhit in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, while Ranbir had a flop film in Saawariya.
However they both have always been considered ‘youngsters to watch out for’. Imran suffered a setback with a couple of flops like Luck and Kidnap while Ranbir did some good work in semi hits Bachna Ae Haseeno, Wake Up Sid and Rocket Singh-Salesman of the Year, the latter failing to even get a decent opening.
Ranbir got his first big hit via Raajneeti where he was also praised as an actor. Imran More >
After making five back to back comedies, Rohit Shetty has decided to return to his favourite genre – action.
The film will be a remake of the South superhit Singham with Ajay Devgn in the lead role. When questioned about his action-packed directorial venture, Shetty tells us, “I have always loved action.
Singham has raw action , which I am excited about as I have designed and will be executing the action sequences myself.”
He described a snippet of the movie’s action sequence telling us, “There is a kidnapping scene at a parking lot.
It is a chase sequence between Ajay and some gangsters, which will require cars to be blasted. There will be about 200 cars and we will be blasting around 20 of them.” The movie is slated to go on floor on March 2.
By Taran Adarsh, January 7, 2011 – 12:25 IST
A thought often crosses my mind while watching some films. Do people involved in those films actually know what they’re making? This thought crossed my mind not once, twice or thrice, but several times while watching IMPATIENT VIVEK. One wonders what this film is all about. Is it a love story? Or is it about a dysfunctional family’s quarrels? Is it meant to make you laugh? Sadly, in this film the laughs are hard to come by.
To be honest, I didn’t quite understand what this film was trying to say in the first place. Assorted characters and various plots have been mixed and merged to make a 2-hour fare, which, sadly, leaves you feeling exasperated at its conclusion.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Vivek [Vivek Sudershan], who people fondly call IV, falls hopelessly in love with Shruti [Sayali Bhagat] at the scenic locales of Goa. After a cold response from her, the dejected IV returns to his hometown in Rajasthan and two years later, fate knocks on his doors as he accidentally bumps into her. Dejected after knowing that she is already engaged, a spurned lover in Vivek decides to take over. He kidnaps Shruti. Her family makes desperate attempts to trace her. In the end, all’s well that ends well.
Director Rahat Kazmi, who is also credited with the script of the film, attempts to incorporate just about everything in those two hours. But it comes across as a poor assemblage of sequences, instead of a coherent plot More >
The makers of Phas Gaye Re Obama are on cloud nine. The film will now be made in Telegu by a prominent south producer who has requested for the remake rights.
Subhash Kapoor, the director of the film confirms the news and says, “Yes it is true. Sayed Ayub, who runs a prominent production house in the south, has approached us with an offer to remake the film in Telegu.
We will finalise the terms and conditions by next week. I strongly feel that while the basic concept and the storyline of the film are fresh, the film’s simplicity can be adapted in any language.
The story of a millionaire getting kidnapped and people making money out of it can fit in any language and culture.”
And Kapoor believes that his film has bagged this opportunity without any external support. He says, “Other small films this year had big names behind them. Udaan had an Anurag Kashyap, Peepli live had an Aamir Khan, Tere Bin laden had Manmohan Shetty and LSD had Ekta Kapoor.
That our film will have a Telegu remake is very encouraging.”
With so many films getting churned week after week, it’s necessary to come up with a flick that is unusual and well-treated so as to stand out from the rest. Phas Gaye Re Obama, thus, comes at a right time with a plotline that is so novel that you can’t help but get curious. The big bad recession that hit the world last year had financially crippled the biggest of companies and businessmen. But the same meltdown affecting goondas in a faraway North Indian town…isn’t that a terrific idea? Phas Gaye Re Obama thrives on such a plotline and fortunately, director Subhash Kapoor treats it right and in the end what we get is a film that is smart, sassy and total paisa vasool!
The story of the movie: 2008 USA. On one hand, Barack Obama is elected as the next US President and on the other hand, lakhs of Americans are struggling with the sudden meltdown. One such person is the Indian-born Om Shastri (Rajat Kapoor) who overnight becomes a pauper. He has taken a huge loan against his house and has to repay the entire $100000 in 30 days or else he’ll be on the streets. Om thus decides to fly to India and sell his ancestral property. In his village, a small-time kidnapping gang of Bhaisaab (Sanjay Mishra) is struggling with recession. Assuming that Om is a millionaire, they kidnap him only to find out that their plan has backfired. Om doesn’t have much time left to get back to US and at such a point, he gets abducted. To find out what happens next, watch the More >
And is very happy with the turn of events. The actor bares all about a dark patch in his life and how love helped him through it
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 22, 2010)
This love story is getting cuter by the day. Imran Khan and fiancee Avantika Mallik are now living together in Avantika’s house.
Imran has moved out of his bungalow, since it is currently being renovated. It is expected to be ready before January 14, 2011, which is when the actor will marry Avantika. Imran’s mother Nuzhat is also staying with the couple.
Says Imran, “My bungalow belonged to my grandpa (late Nasir Hussain). The time had come to do it up all over again. It required a lot of repair for various reasons. The inside structure is being changed to a large extent. So, now I am staying at Avantika’s house.”
The actor, who is very attached to his family, intends to keep a lot of his grandfather’s belongings intact, like his chair and desk. “I am putting them up in my office. I shall be using them. I will never do away with certain things, which are everlasting memories. My grandpa penned so many hit films sitting on that chair and using that desk to write.”
As for living in Avantika’s house, the actor seems very comfortable with the idea and says, “What I see in Avantika, I can’t see in any heroine I have worked with. I proposed to her first in our period of dating. It’s been nearly eight years now. It’s not early to get married. Weren’t many stars in More >
By Joginder Tuteja, November 9, 2010 – 13:56 IST
Getting the correct buzz right through the making till the very release has traditionally played a major role in hyping up a film. Tees Maar Khan has aimed at being nothing different with a highlight a week keeping this Farah Khan directed film in news ever since it was announced.
Now add another highlight which is bound to make audience look forward to what new does this Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer has to offer. The music of the film would be launched in Mumbai on Friday and if sources are to be believed, it would turn out to be one of its own kind and never-seen-before event.
“It is definitely not going to be a regular press conference coupled with the screening of a few songs. It is going to be an altogether different affair”, says a highly placed source from the marketing team of Tees Maar Khan, “A film like Tees Maar Khan has to be pitched differently.”
Extending the reason behind the ‘difference’ that Tees Maar Khan is aiming for, the source adds, “When it comes to regular music launches, there is at least one such event that happens in Bollywood, whether for a big or a small film. There is visibility that comes in but nothing which is long lasting. Also, one doesn’t always find a launch to compliment the theme and the genre of a film as all of them look just the same. If Tees Maar Khan too had to do the same, its music may well have arrived on the stands without quite going More >
…because fans and the Tamil film fraternity will come out in his support — a bonding which, Sanjay Dutt says, Bollywood has lost. Sanjay gets into straight-talk mode with Anshul Chaturvedi, and doesn’t mince his words
Anshul Chaturvedi (BOMBAY TIMES; October 13, 2010)
Two hours daily in the gym; driving at 250 kmph on the Expressway; excited to-be dad; still as jittery, in your own words, as a newcomer when a release approaches — in this case, “Knock Out”. So how’s 51 different from what 28 may have been?
Actually, nothing much has changed…. I do drive the car myself. I’m looking forward to the twins. I do get nervous; I remember how I was before Lamhaa’s release — a little jittery. And it’s not deliberate — this is just how I am.
And you’re fitter at 51 than you were at 21?
I think so. And in fact, my current focus on gymming is also because, if you notice, in Blue and Kidnap, I’d let myself go a little. Case sar pe thaa, the judgment was about to come out and to bring focus to cinema was difficult for me at that stage. Fitness was hardly a priority.
It was such a big accusation. Being part of a terror activity? My God! When the judge said that you always wanted to hear this, that your dad always wanted to hear this, you are acquitted from the terror charge — that moment was the greatest moment of relief in my life. I had let myself go around that time, and I got a lot of mail, a lot of fan reactions, saying, ‘you started More >
By Taran Adarsh, August 27, 2010 – 12:59 IST
Comedy is serious business and I genuinely believe that making people laugh is an arduous task. The best of film-makers, with years/decades of experience behind them, have tried attempting laughathons time and again. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes they don’t. HELLO DARLING also tries to tickle your funny bone, but in vain.
Frankly, the story of a sex pervert and three alluring ladies could’ve resulted in one naughty film. HELLO DARLING uses every trick in the book [skin show, generous dose of double entendres et al] to make you laugh, but barring a scene or two, the effort falls flat on its face.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Final word? This film is a joke in the name of comedy!
HELLO DARLING tells the story of three working girls – Candy [Celina Jaitly], Mansi [Gul Panag] and Satvati [Eesha Koppikhar] – who bond together in a posh office of Mumbai, though each of them belongs to a different stratum of society. The biggest issue they face is in their work place. It is headed by their smart boss Hardik [Jaaved Jaffrey], a chronic playboy. He is smart. They have to be smarter. Who wins this battle of the sexes?
An interesting story idea may not translate into an interesting/entertaining film. On paper, perhaps, the concept of HELLO DARLING may sound hilarious, but what unfolds is childish and bizarre. Forget smiling, you wear a constant smirk on your face at most times. In fact, even if the plotline was weak, More >
Both hotties are now eyeing the light-eyed boy
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; July 26, 2010)
In the flaky world of films everyone is as good as his last Friday. And the light-eyed Imran Khan, who had a hit in I Hate Luv Storys, is suddenly the object of Bollywood’s desire. Super-hotties Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra, who were chasing Ranbir Kapoor fast and furiously, completely over-looked Imran who was standing in the bylanes post those disasters Kidnap and Luck. In fact, when Sanjay Gadhvi’s 7 Days in Paris with Imran and Kat fell by the wayside after these two actors reportedly had “issues”, Kat didn’t even blink her mascaraed lashes. And PC, too, seemed in no hurry to come to the rescue of the pariah called Imran.
But all that stands changed post IHLS. And, why aren’t we surprised that the hoity-toity actresses now have a different stance on Aamir Khan’s light-eyed nephew. Reliable sources say that after Karan Johar announced his Short Term Shaadi (working title) with Kareena Kapoor and Imran, he reportedly got a message from Kat asking him why she was not selected for the Imran film. It is said that Karan assured her that his banner would be making many more films with Imran and, of course, Kat would be definitely considered for a role with the boy.
Sources close to Priyanka say that she has to choose between two films currently. One is said to be with Imran and the second could be Kunal Kohli’s film with Saif Ali Khan. PC is More >