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By Taran Adarsh, October 22, 2010 – 08:28 IST
Welcome to the law of the jungle. Where there’re no rules. Where the life of a human being is not worth a penny. Where goonda raj reins supreme. Where men are butchered and women abducted and raped. Where the police obey the orders of the goons. Where guns, swords, bombs, knives and sharp weapons are a man’s best friends. Welcome to RAKHT CHARITRA, based on the true story of Paritala Ravi.
Ramgopal Varma is known for dark and gritty cinema and RAKHT CHARITRA is not just the film-maker’s, but also Hindi cinema’s most violent film so far. Be forewarned, RAKHT CHARITRA is not for the lily-livered. Nor is it for those who love to visit cineplexes with their families, weekend after weekend, to watch that perfect family film. This one has just one song [not needed, actually], no romance, no comedy/humour, no phoren locations, no good looking faces, no family gatherings and no striking sets that are mandatory for escapist cinema. RGV is a rebel, he likes to make movies he believes in and RAKHT CHARITRA proves it yet again.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Let me add, RAKHT CHARITRA is not one of RGV’s most accomplished works. Perhaps, one of the reasons could be because he’s now churning out gangster and crime-based films with amazing regularity and obviously, there’s not much he can explore due to the limitations of this genre. But, yes, RAKHT CHARITRA has a fascinating story to tell and even if you aren’t acquainted More >
Kasab’s lawyer, Abbas Kazmi, who’s just out of a reality show, says every inmate in the house can stoop to any level to win
Divya Pal (BOMBAY TIMES; October 13, 2010)
Why do you think you were ousted from Bigg Boss’house right at the start…
I believe the masses didn’t support me because they are still angry with my decision to defend Kasab. But I want people to understand the reasons for which I made that choice. The only message I want to convey is – Agar main nahin toh koi doosra vakeel Kasab ko represent karta. It has been mentioned in our Constitution that every criminal should get at least a lawyer to fight his/her case. Aur court ne mujhe appoint kiya tha. I didn’t become Kasab’s lawyer because I wanted to. Bharat sarkar ne mujhe meri fees di thi. Kanoon ki zaroorat thi jo maine poori kari.
What’s next? High-profile criminals like Kasab to participate in reality shows, especially when former dacoit Seema and Devinder Singh aka superchor Bunty have set an example?
I want people to understand that Seemaji was earlier a dacoit. It was her past and now she lives the life of a respectable citizen. We have to understand that Valmiki too was a dacoit at one time before he became a sage. Toh har ek ka past hota hai. We should also look at one’s reformed self, which is important for society. As far as Devinder goes, I think he couldn’t understand the entire format of the show. Usko barabar brief nahin kiya gaya tha.
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Sanju baba’s tainted past comes back to haunt him; he is denied entry into the US to attend Trishala’s graduation day
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 04, 2010)
It isn’t an easy situation. Sanjay Dutt, who has had a chequered relationship at best with his New York-based daughter Trishala, won’t be able to attend her graduation ceremony, a singularly special day for Americans as parents join their children to celebrate the completion of their degrees in a ceremony titled commencement.
Sanjay Dutt’s application for his visa renewal (he had a 10-year visa to visit the United States) was rejected for the second time by the US consulate on the grounds that he was convicted for the 1993 serial blasts, for illegal possession of arms.
A source close to Dutt reveals, “The actor was very disheartened as he is unable to go to the US for his own daughter’s graduation day.
Commencement or Graduation Day is a big deal in the US and he wanted to be with his daughter on her big day.
Trishala is graduating from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.” Ironically, Trishala was so traumatised by Sanju baba’s tryst with the legal system that she took up law as a career option. And now daddy himself will be missing.
The source continues, “Sanjay Dutt had a 10-year visa which expired. Dutt had re-applied twice but has been rejected both times.
The actor has been flying all over the world for his shoots and location scouting, but just can’t More >
Is Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai about him or not? Read this life-sketch of the legendary smuggler and check for yourself
Deeptiman Tiwary and Abhijit Sathe (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 23, 2010)
For Bollywood scriptwriters who tend to seek inspiration from the underworld, Haji Mastan would be hard to resist. Movies like Deewar and Mukkadar Ka Sikandar were loosely based on the life of this smuggler.
As Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai is all set to release next week – with a disclaimer as directed by court - we put together the stories from the life behind the legend.
Contrary to his eulogised figure in movies, Mastan was no dreaded don or gangster. He had never killed a man or shot a bullet in his entire life. He was merely a smuggler with money and connections. What turned him into our Don Corleone was his penchant for exhibition - of power in Robin Hood style and of luxury in the company of the glamour world.Haji Mastan with Sona, a starlet he fancied, financed movies for and later married
Haji Mastan was born Mastan Haider Mirza on March 1, 1926 in Panaikulam village near Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.
His father, an impoverished farmer, migrated to Mumbai with Mastan in 1934. They ran a small cycle-repair shop near Crawford Market that barely fed the family.
As Mastan toiled through the day at the shop, Mumbai’s cruel wealth whizzed past him in luxury cars and beamed through the posters of art-deco film theatres. No wonder, he started nursing 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 >
Two cops cunningly told Sameera to bribe them if she didn’t want a traffic ticket
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 21, 2010)
A couple of days ago, Sameera Reddy ran into some trouble with the cops while she was driving. A traffic cop pulled her up for being busy on the phone while driving and also asked her to grease his palm before he let her go.
The incident happened near Santacruz airport when Sameera was driving on the highway. She said, “Initially, the traffic cop thought I was talking to someone on my mobile while driving. When I told him that I was singing some song while listening to it on my phone, he informed me that I had still broken the law. Till then, it was fine. But when I asked him how much I had to pay, he refused to write the amount on the parchi. I was flummoxed.”
“When I protested, another officer joined him but he didn’t help me either. Then the first traffic cop told me, ‘Aap toh actress hain. Aap bade log kahaan court mein jayenge?’ Don’t I understand what that means? He was hinting at a monetary compensation other than the parchi,” added Sameera angrily.
So, did she finally pay? She said, “Well, I didn’t pay a single penny. While they were dillydallying, a few people gathered around my car and demanded to know what was going on. When some of them recognised me, the cops suddenly became very sheepish and said that I could go. Phew!”
REDIFF.COM (February 12, 2010) 14:40 IST
Sending a stern message to troublemakers protesting against the release of My Name is Khan, Mumbai [ Images ] police on Friday said it would apply provisions of a law against them which stipulates that those inflicting damage will have to compensate the victims.
“In case of any damage caused by protestors, we will ensure that the victim gets the compensation. Section 51 and others of the Bombay Police Act, which will pave way for the victims to seek compensation, will be applied against the agitators,” Joint Police Commissioner (Law and Order) Himanshu Roy told PTI.
“Our utmost priority is to ensure everything goes fine and apply stern sections of the IPC, the Bombay Police Act and others against the troublemakers,” he said.
Against the backdrop of the decision by multiplex chains owners in Mumbai to have a limited release of Shah Rukh [ Images ] Khan-starrer MNIK post-noon on Friday, no untoward incident was reported, Roy claimed.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 665 more Shiv Sainiks on Friday morning as a preventive measure, taking the total number of the outfit’s workers put behind the bars to 2,665 since Tuesday.
Fourteen Shiv Sainiks including a corporator were Friday arrested from outside cinemas screening My Name is Khan after the activists indulged in stone pelting.
Eight Shiv Sainiks were arrested from outside Fun Republic cinema in suburban Andheri while six others were arrested from K-Star Mall.
“We have arrested Shiv More >
YRF TV is set to give telly programming a twist! Come January 1, and it will launch five shows on Sony Entertainment Television. Producer Yash Chopra is excited about his company’s foray in tellyland. “TV is getting bigger and bigger by the day,” remarks Chopra, who’s given the Indian film industry some of its biggest hits over the past many decades. His busy schedule may not permit him the time to watch TVserials, but his wife Pammi gets her daily dose of entertainment from the small screen. “There are some serials that she likes and ardently watches every day,” he says. The Chopras had been planning to get into television for the past couple of years. “It was my son Aditya’s idea. After the release of his film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, he started concentrating on TV. This whole year he has been focussing on this; he has put in a lot of effort,” reveals Chopra Sr. Talking about their television foray, he says, “YRF TV is an initiative to engage and entertain the entire family through content which More >
Sudhir Mishra Shiney Ahuja
The actor is out on bail after being imprisoned for alleged charges of raping his domestic help.
Confirming the news, Sudhir says, “Hitman is the story of an assassin who looks back on his violent life the day that he thinks he will die. We will certainly not show him in a light that will hamper his case or image. My writer, Vinitesh is putting together the character in a way that it doesn’t clash with Shiney’s interests. In my film, he is a repentant hitman. We want the law to take its course, but at the same time, we want Shiney to feel he is part of the mainstream.”
Sudhir, who speaks regularly with Shiney, who’s now in Delhi, says the actor had not quite recovered from his 100-day trauma. “He probably never will. No one can fully recover from such an ordeal. But at least friends should make him feel welcome and comfortable. If, as you say, he is being ostracised, then it’s really sad. Now that he is out, Shiney needs to lead a normal More >
Did you anticipate that Shiney would get bail yesterday? Honestly, I always went with a positive and open mind. Every time I used to feel ki ho jayega.• What was special about yesterday that made it happen? I would attribute it to our daughter, Arshiya. We hadn’t seen her since a long time as she was in Delhi. It was only six days ago, on September 27 that she came to Mumbai. It was her second birthday on September 28. She brought luck and her father was freed.
• How did you react when you heard that Shiney has been granted bail? I was overwhelmed, I started crying. I can’t tell you how happy and relieved I am feeling right now.
• How are you planning to meet Shiney — with a hug or a kiss? (Laughs) We will definitely hug. I imagine it will be a family picture with my daughter, parents and parents-in-law also being there.
• Has the ordeal brought you and Shiney closer? Yes, but that would have happened to any couple. There were funny stories about us and Shiney bore the brunt of it.
• Are you not planning to return to the US (where she works). Will you continue staying in India with Shiney? US can wait. That’s not a priority. I will be with Shiney — be it in Delhi or Mumbai.
• Did you pray fervently for your husband’s freedom?
Of course, More >