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Nadiadwala, who turns director with Kick, is forming a team with formidable credentials to help him sail through
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 16, 2013)
Jaideep Sen (right), who assisted Raj Kanwar in films including Jeet, Jaan, Judaai and Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, will now assist the man who produced these movies – Sajid Nadiadwala (left) – in his directorial debut, Kick.
This comes as a surprising move from Sen, who has already directed Krazzy 4 (2008) and is currently first assistant director to Rakesh Roshan in Krrish 3.The question that popped up was this: Why would an established director want to go back to being an assistant to a debutant director? Jaideep said: “Being a part of Kick is my privilege. Sajid is a role model and I was happy when he said yes to my request.” Nadiadwala, on his part confirmed, saying: “There are other people who have done short films in the past, who will also be assisting me.”
Apparently, the producer-director is busy building the right team for his first film as director, and has also cherry picked talented short film directors to help him in his endeavour.
A source close to the development said: “Sajid has been a hands-on producer for so many years, and is completely in control of the project in that role. However, as a director, it’s a completely different ball game. Sajid has never directed any film in the past and Jaideep will be the main person calling the shots.” A source close to Sen added: “Jaideep has been briefed More >
Composer Ram Sampath and singer Sona Mohapatra live on love, music and unwavering work ethics
Anand Holla (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 13, 2012)
Last May, a week before Aamir Khan’s ambitious TV debut Satyamev Jayate was to go on air, the fate of its rousing title song was perched precariously on Ram Sampath’s platelet levels. Sampath and songstress wife Sona Mohapatra, had discarded a bunch of songs that would be played at the end of each episode, days before he was admitted to Jaslok Hospital with typhoid and malaria. “After watching 20 hours of the show’s footage on various issues, we realised that we would have to start from scratch and create songs that surmised the respective subjects. Also, we didn’t know which of the eight options we had worked on would be used as the title track,” says Mohapatra.
While the duo struggled with deadlines, Mohapatra heard rumours that Sampath could be replaced. The producer of Khar-based recording studio Om Grown Music met Khan to sort things out. “I told Aamir that nobody could get the emotional context of this show better than Ram. He told me — Ram will only do it…don’t worry,” she says. Sampath, meanwhile, rustled up a mini studio inside his hospital room to complete the work. “Aamir trusts me because our relationship is based on integrity,” he says.
Integrity is a recurring theme in a life-and-times conversation with the 30-something couple. Before he trickled into public consciousness with the Delhi Belly (2011) and Talaash (2012) More >
Palash Sen sends legal notice to Star and Aamir Khan Productions, alleging that parts of the tune of Satyamev Jayate’s anthem have been lifted from Euphoria’s decade-old song
Diksha Kamra (BOMBAY TIMES; May 7, 2012)
Aamir Khan’s TV debut yesterday, that was preceded by months of publicity, culminated in a controversy with the band Euphoria alleging that the chorus of the show’s 22-minute anthem, Satyamev Jayate, has been lifted from the band’s decade-old song that goes by the same name. While Euphoria’s lead singer Palash Sen said that all the TV show’s team had to do was ask him for their song to be used, composer Ram Sampath refused to comment.
I WAS SHOCKED: PALASH For the last few days, Palash Sen has been receiving calls from many fans who told him that the tune of the anthem of Aamir’s show was the same as Euphoria’s song, also called Satyamev Jayate. “The trailers and the anthem of this show have been running on television for quite a while, but I had not seen the videos. When I heard it, I was shocked. In 2000, Euphoria released its second album Phir Dhoom, and one of its songs was named Satyameva Jayate. And the chorus of composer Ram Sampath’s version is exactly the same as the chants in our song. They’ve basically used the same refrain. Jo baaki ka gaana hai, that has different words and tune. But the mainstay of the song — the chorus — is ours. Which is why I’ve sent a legal notice to them,” says Palash.
He adds, “It was the first Indian non-film song which More >
The baadshah of Bollywood has been sketching the storyboard for RA.One himself
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 18, 2011)
Shah Rukh Khan is leaving no stone unturned for his forthcoming film RA.One. So much so, that the star himself has started doodling the storyboard for the film along with artist Atul Chouthmal.
Khan insisted that Atul was called back after the director Anubhav Sinha got a new storyboard artist from Hollywood.
When contacted, Atul said, “I had already signed the contract with Red Chillies and had worked on the film.
However, they hired a Hollywood artist who had worked on films like Spiderman. He had a different vision and SRK sir was keen on me as he wanted someone from Mumbai.
He thought that someone from the city would know the roads well.
And all this happened even before I met SRK. I was called at Yash Raj Studios where he met me. He then took me to Filmcity in his car where we discussed the work. He had already doodled many sketches and he was very clear on how he wanted to go about the storyboard.
I used to have creative sessions with him before every schedule and then with Anubhav Sinha. The work has really turned out good.”
“We used a Spiderman toy to make everyone understand the shot. More than 50 per cent of the crew were foreigners and the storyboard went a long way in explaining things to them. It was an amazing experience working with SRK.
I made a sketch of him and presented it to him. It is now a part of the wall in More >
A veteran writer points out uncanny similarities between his novel and Guzaarish
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; November 6, 2010)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) is in the middle of a plagiarism row. According to veteran writer/director Dayanand Raajan, his unpublished novel Summer Snow has been ripped off, almost in totality, by the makers of Guzaarish. Raajan has dashed off a legal notice to the producers, UTV and SLB asking them for an explanation on how their film has so many similarities with his novel. A seven-days notice period has been given to the allegedly accused failing which Dayanand will move court to get a stay order on the release on the movie.
“Guzaarish has many similarities with my novel. It’s shocking that the main plot, the love story, the hero being wheel chair bound due to accident and even the mercy killing are the same as in Sanjay’s movie. I had shown my novel to some people in the industry but I have no idea who leaked it to the writer of the film,” Dayanand told BT.
There are many uncanny similarities that the writer unearthed between his novel and Guzaarish that made him suspect plagiarism. According to him, both the scripts are positioned as love stories with mercy killing as a key point. Goa is a backdrop in both as is the religion, Christianity. Like in the book, in the movie, too, the hero is a famous public figure except that while Hrithik is a magician in SLB’s movie, in Summer Snow, the man is a More >
Monisha Singh claims copyright to the concept of Rakt Sambandh, UTV pays her Rs one crore in compensation for the script
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 16, 2010) UTV’s Ronnie Screwvala
In a landmark case, music composer Ram Sampat was awarded compensation of Rs 2 crores as he won the plagiarism case against the Roshans in 2008. Sampat had accused the Roshans of stealing his tune for Krazzy 4. Another case, where the producer had to shell out good money for the concept to the rightful owner, comes to light.
Ex-UTV employee and Tarun Katial’s wife Monisha Singh has learnt the hard way that she has to place her trust wisely. For her new production house Milestone Movies, she wanted a unique concept that she hoped to sell to a television channel. So Monisha roped in writer Prashant Jadhav to brainstorm with her. They put their heads together, came up with an exciting concept…
…and the rest is history. At least, that’s what she would have liked to say. But the writer took the concept to UTV without her knowledge. The production house loved it, called it Rakt Sambhandh and planned to air it in July. They were unaware of the fact that there was another creative force behind the idea.
Monisha, naturally, was upset by the developments. She sent a legal notice to UTV. Realising that they had made an unwitting faux pas, UTV is paying her a compensation of over Rs one crore. A source says, “UTV lapped it up, without realising that More >
By Subhash K. Jha, May 15, 2010 – 14:30 IST
The problems for Raajneeti seem to be getting more pronounced. Earlier this week, there was a Mumbai-based social worker Naseem Khan who filed a petition in court against Raajneeti asking for its release to be stopped because one of the central characters apparently resembles Sonia Gandhi.
Now one hears that actor and self-styled star Kamal R Khan (or KRK as he likes to be called) has sent Prakash Jha a legal notice claiming rights over the title Raajneeti.
When contacted Jha admits Kamaal, known to generate publicity for himself through various controversies, has indeed sent a legal notice claiming copyrights over the title Raajneeti.
“But my lawyers are looking into it .There’s absolutely nothing in this claim. We shouldn’t give any importance to people who jump into the picture at the time of release for whatever reasons. Look at the way Rakesh Roshan is being harassed over Kites by some person claiming to be entitled to crores of rupees. Earlier we had someone making claims over Ram Gopal Varma’s Rann days before release. This is not done!”
Speaking on Mr Naseem Khan’s claims that Raajneeti casts aspersion on one of the most revered politicians of the country, Prakash Jha retorts, “Let all these self-styled supports of Soniaji come forward to show their loyalty. Am I an irresponsible citizen and filmmaker who would do something so foolish as to portray Soniaji in a bad light? No one has seen a More >