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The actress may have left the country, but she continues to maintain three apartments in Andheri
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 9, 2012)
She was known for her risqué outfits. In fact, in September 1993, when the actress posed topless for a film magazine, she was charged under India’s obscenity laws. But the outspoken actress lashed out at the masses calling them ‘hypocrites’. Mamta Kulkarni, reveal industry insiders, is still as bold and outrageous as ever. And she has moved to Dubai. However, what surprised us was the fact that the girl, who made Ranaji famous in Karan Arjun, still owns three spacious flats in Sky Anchorage Apartments in Andheri. What’s more, the actress has no intentions of disposing them off in the near future either.
A source close to Mamta revealed that the actress is rather possessive of her property in Mumbai. “She sends about Rs 90,000 to the Sky Anchorage society every year for maintenance. Over and above that, she pays up to Rs 51,000 as property tax. The money is shelled out by her boyfriend Vicky Goswami, who she lives with in the UAE,” said the source.
Mirror has learnt that Mamta and Vicky have recently sent Rs 8,75,000 to the society that plans to start redevelopment soon. The couple even made nominations for their Andheri property. “Mamta has nominated her sister as the caretaker. This just goes to show that Mamta and Vicky are still very much together,” added the source.
During the 1990s, Mamta Kulkarni was part of several More >
By Taran Adarsh, March 25, 2011 – 11:23 IST
Some stories intrigue you. And if they happen to borrow from real life, the curiosity to watch the screen adaptation only enhances considerably. More so if the story talks of the stormy and tumultuous relationship between a scheming politician, who aspires to be the Chief Minister of a North India state and a political journalist, who aspires to achieve the star status in her field of work. Now add love, lust, conspiracy, scams, deception and murder to the plotline and what emerges is a piece of work that stands apart from stories that we are habituated to watching on the Hindi screen.
Come to think of it, the trend of female actors essaying the part of a journo on the Hindi screen isn’t new. Right from Sridevi [MR INDIA] to Dimple Kapadia [KRANTIVEER] to Juhi Chawla [PHIR BHI DIL HAI HINDUSTANI] to Preity Zinta [LAKSHYA] to Konkona Sen Sharma [PAGE 3] to Deepal Shaw [A WEDNESDAY] to Kangna Ranaut [KNOCK OUT] to Rani Mukerji recently [NO ONE KILLED JESSICA], the fearless media person has been witnessed in varied avtaars. But the part Divya Dutta portrays in MONICA is a tad different from the ones mentioned above.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
MONICA is not just about a media person, but also looks at the various roles that she portrayed in her life – wife of an alcoholic, mother of an illegitimate child, a go-getter, ambitious woman who “has the access to the pants of a powerful politician” [that's a dialogue More >
A bank has sealed Krantiveer maker Mehul Kumar’s office for non payment of dues
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 28, 2010) Mehul Kumar
Filmmaker Mehul Kumar (Krantiveer, Tiranga, Mrityudata), whose new film Krantiveer-The Revolution which takes off where the earlier film of the same title ended, released last Friday is in serious trouble. Over time, a number of debt-related legal cases were filed against him in various parts of India. Recently, Samata Bank, from where he supposedly borrowed approximately Rs 50 lakhs and failed to return it, has sealed his Juhu office.
Apparently, Kumar has been in debt for a very long time . Six months ago, a leading financer in Bihar, Shyam Bahadur, filed a case against Kumar in Munger Court. “He (Kumar) took Rs 15 lakhs from me. When he did not pay up, I went and met him. I didn’t like his behaviour. With all the ghapla he did, he made a multiplex in Jamnagar. This is just not done,” said a furious Shyam Bahadur. “I was helpless. That’s why I took the help of the law. I pray that justice is done.”
The worst affected is PEN (Popular Entertainment Network), from whom Mehul Kumar borrowed Rs 8 crores. Jayantilal Gada, of PEN said, “Mehul Kumar’s films say that government chor hai, police chor hai, lekin yeh aadmi khud kya hai? I have been fighting cases in court against him for a very long time but I still haven’t got justice. He started paying a little money in the form of interest to me More >
- By Taran Adarsh, June 26, 2010 – 07:50 IST
The sequel to the immensely successful KRANTIVEER, KRANTIVEER – THE REVOLUTION, opened to dull houses, despite no solid opposition this Friday. Meanwhile, everyone’s keenly awaiting I HATE LUV STORYS, which opens next Friday. It’s sure to fetch a flying start at the ticket window, given the fresh look of the film, besides terrific promotion, excellent music and the brand called Karan Johar as its producer.
By Taran Adarsh, June 25, 2010 – 15:59 IST
Raising a strong voice against the system, corrupt netas, dishonest cops, fraudulent land sharks and the corrupt practices in general has been a fav subject of dream merchants in Bollywood. Mehul Kumar’s KRANTIVEER [Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia] is best remembered, among other things, for Nana’s fiery performance and his outburst in the finale, when he’s about to be hanged in public. I distinctly recall, the single screens [there weren't multiplexes then] reverberated with ceetees and taalis when Nana delivered those acidic lines.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
KRANTIVEER – THE REVOLUTION remains faithful to the core issue. This time, it’s Nana and Dimple’s screen daughter Jahan who takes the onus of fighting the politicians, land sharks and corporate honchos who take the common man for a royal ride. That’s not all, Jahan even ‘awakens’ a harassed housewife who is assaulted in full public view by her errant husband. Quite a hothead!
KRANTIVEER worked for various reasons, but a strong reason was it being amongst the early films to raise a voice against injustice and malpractices. Post KRANTIVEER, there has been a barrage of films that have followed a similar path. That’s why KRANTIVEER – THE REVOLUTION, despite the right intentions, doesn’t stand out. However, the provocative dialogue and the reference to 26/11 do catch your attention in its second half.
The young daughter of the man responsible for the last More >
A sequel has to be better or more impactful or at least equally powerful as the first part. Sadly, Krantiveer-The Revolution fails to reach the level of its predecessor, Krantiveer. There’s nothing fresh and hard-hitting about the film although it deals with lots of topical issues.
The story of the movie: Roshni (Jahan Bloch), daughter of the fierce and legendary Pratap Narayan Tilak (Nana Patekar) has inherited not only her father’s courage but also the spirited lingo and indomitable style. She joins a news channel and like her father, she is trying to awaken the people by exposing corruption at all levels. Helping in her mission are her college mates Goldie (Aditya Singh Rajput), Uday (Harsh Rajput) and her new friend Vishal (Samir Aftab). How they fight evil and attempt to rid society of corruption and other immoral practices is what the film is all about.
The problem with Krantiveer-The Revolution is that it doesn’t offer anything new. The builder-politician nexus, communal harmony, inefficient police, sting operation, terrorism, love triangle and other such issues are attempted a zillion times. Moreover, there aren’t any significant twists and turns in the film. The way the protagonist (Jahan) and her buddies so easily defeat the villains seemed too unbelievable.
Certain portions in the film seemed too vague. A wannabe tries to act too fresh with our heroine, she takes her to police station but the cop refuses to file a complaint. No explanations More >
Nana Patekar, the 58-year-old actor, who is currently shooting for the Kannada film Yaksha, has learnt the language to dub his lines.
However, learning a South Indian language for the Marathi-Hindi speaking actor is not a cakewalk. Nana says, “It is a challenge to learn a new language. But what is life if you don’t create new challenges for yourself? I have always done what I wanted to do in life. When I agreed to do my first South Indian film, I decided I will speak my own lines. Why should I allow some other person to speak for me? I have been working hard, getting the accent right. It’s a complicated process. However, one is never too old or too young to learn something new.”
Although Nana is tight-lipped about his role in the film, according to sources, Nana plays a messiah of the down-trodden, the kind of character that he played in Mehul Kumar’s Krantiveer (1994).