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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 3, 2011 – 14:24 IST
‘First impression is the last impression’ and so goes the cliché. It has started reflecting even more on the fortunes of movies, what with the First Look posters pretty much sealing the fate of a film. Unfortunately though this doesn’t seem to be working in favour of Rajinikanth’s Rana which hasn’t resulted in many swooning over the film’s poster that has just been unveiled, what with industry and fans divided over it.
Says a prominent filmmaker on condition of anonymity (for just the right reasons), “Is this really THE Rajinikanth film that was being promised all this while? It seems so 80s in its look. Agreed that ‘masala’ films are back in vogue but even these films are being innovative when it comes to presentation of their lead actors. Look at the poster design of films like Dabangg/Ready (with Salman) and Yamla Pagla Deewana (Deols) and you would know what I mean.”
The poster of Rana shows Rajinikanth standing tall in a warrior’s costume and seems to be an out and out photo-shop job with the man made to look leaner and in the best of physique. Not that this is not a trend with other actors as well but in case of Rajinikanth, it is up for scrutiny even more as the man is expected to stand tall when compared to the rest. In fact some have equated Rana to being a B-grade ‘masala’ pot-boiler.
“Well, only pea sized brains can make accusations like these”, says a college student who is an ardent More >
Chitrangda Singh has bagged a role of a sexy female mutant in the Hrithik Roshan starrer
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 29, 2011)
Chitrangda Singh is surely going places. And by that we don’t just mean London, where she was shooting Rohit Dhawan’s Desi Boyz recently.
The dusky damsel has been signed as Bollywood’s first female mutant, yes, that’s right, opposite Hrithik Roshan in the much talked about Krissh 2.
The actress from Delhi, who first got noticed in Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in 2005, has come a long way since then.
Apart from her earthy beauty, which made her an overnight sensation, her off-beat roles have been much acclaimed.
Chitrangda, who landed in Delhi after her London shoot, on Sunday night, was expected to rush to Mumbai this week and finalise her clothes, hair, look and even language for the mutant’s role in the Rakesh Roshan film.
Apparently Chitrangda’s transformation will be so drastic that even she will find it hard to recognise herself.
A source close to the project confirms, “There are two leading ladies in the film. Priyanka Chopra, who starred opposite Hrithik in Krissh (2006), will be back in the same role. The other major female protagonist will be played by Chitrangda.
They needed someone who could look earthy and ethereal. Both Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan decided Chitrangda was the best bet for the part of the sizzling female mutant.”
Apparently Rakesh Roshan decided on Chitrangda, after seeing her More >
By Subhash K. Jha, March 12, 2011 – 14:39 IST
The hotshot director of Bbuddah, the new Amitabh Bachchan starrer, is in a bit of a fix. Big B’s much-discussed look with tinted hair and dyed hair is yet to be finalized, thanks to Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan for which Big B is currently shooting in Bhopal.
Not only do the mega-star’s two looks for the two films differ, there’s no way he can move from one to the other effortlessly.
Says a source, “In Bbuddah, Big B needs to look like a defiant rebellious 60-year old man who thinks he’s still 22. After much deliberation the director and the star had jointly decided on a particular cool-dude look. All the details of the look, Big B’s special dyed wig and an imported tint for his beard had been taken care of.”
But then the unexpected happened. Big B decided to sport a specific look for Aarakshan. He trimmed his beard and hair to a size that he thought suited his character, thereby throwing the look for Bbudaah completely out of its intended course.
Understandably there is high anxiety on the sets of Bbuddah as the look needs to now be modified according to how the Big B looks for Aarakshan.
Says the source, “In Aarakshan, Big B plays a college professor. His look has been tailored accordingly. But now the look planned for the Big B to play the street-smart dude in Bbuddah is no more applicable because of the size of his beard and hair for Aarkashan. So basically the makers of Bbuddah now need to work out a new look for Big B More >
Catch the first look of Aamir Khan in Reema Kagti’s next.
The beard and the earrings have been a constant through Imran Khan’s wedding party and Kiran Rao’s debut but Mumbai Mirror gives you an exclusive peek at Aamir’s new get-up.
Though shades of the Sarfarosh Aamir seem to have reappeared, the grungy look adds a twist to the tale.
Let’s see how he works on shaping this character and while you are at it Aamir, you might want to lose a few inches?
By Taran Adarsh, January 24, 2011 – 12:37 IST
Following the super-success of NAMASTEY LONDON’S music and his sell out concert at Wembley, Himesh Reshammiya choose his favourite city London for his new styling and photo shoot for his mainstream international album @ DA EDGE.
After giving pop star Rihanna a complete makeover from ‘Umbrella’ to ‘Only Girl’, international stylists Damian & Avigail gave Himesh a stunning new look for his mainstream international album @ DA EDGE, which will be released in 122 countries worldwide.
Damain & Avigail’s clients include Rihanna, Ciara, Eliza Doolittle and Kelly Osbourne. Says Damian, “The most exciting part of styling Himesh was the opportunity to work with someone who has such a wealth of experience in another culture to mine. Himesh’s direction was very precise and this enabled me to give him a contemporary look and unique style.”
Bollywood Hungama reveals the spectrum of looks that Himesh will be using for his videos to be directed by Roman White [director of hit videos of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift]. Simultaneously, Himesh’s music publishing company HR Musik Limited will soon be announcing the names of featured artists who will be collaborating with Himesh on his international album and also on his Bollywood music content that will come out this year.
Himesh says, “I loved working with my stylists Damian & Avigail in London, who have given me this new look and I’m really looking forward to shooting the videos More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 11, 2011 – 14:18 IST
While a lot has been spoken about Shah Rukh Khan’s look as ‘G.One’ in the sci-fi extravaganza Ra.One, its time to move on and check out Kareena Kapoor’s look in the film. The actress, who is paired opposite SRK, is surely doing her own to look her sexiest best. The buzz is that Kareena asked her dietician Rujuta Diwekar to prepare a special diet for her so that she could lose few kilos for a particular song called ‘Chhammak Chhallo‘. And the results are there for all to see as Bebo looks smokin’ hot in this sexy white dress.
It was quite a challenge for both Kareena and Rujuta to get the desired results as Bebo was shuttling between Las Vegas (where was shooting with Imran Khan) and Mumbai. However Rujuta ended up preparing 3 different diets for her – one for her stay in Mumbai, one for her stay in Vegas and believe it or not… even a diet to be followed while in flight. Rujuta, who couldn’t travel with Bebo to Vegas, was in touch with her throughout on BlackBerry Messenger finding out if she is eating the right things at the right time.
During the shooting of the song in Mumbai, Bebo was even given makhaana (lotus seeds) by her dietician as they are supposed to be nutritious. With such a strict diet regime, Bebo did manage to lose 5 kilos much to her and her dietician Rujuta’s delight.
To play the role of a college professor, Big B insisted his hair and beard look exactly like his director Prakash Jha’s
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 04, 2011)
Amitabh Bachchan will don a look in Aarakshan that resembles its director Prakash Jha.
The team starts shooting for the film later this month in Bhopal. And for this film Big B has decided to change his look completely.
Last week during a discussion over the film, Prakash Jha apparently suggested that Bachchan’s normal look might be altered for the college professor’s role he will play. Bachchan’s excited response was a question to Jha, “Okay, how would you like me to look?”
Before Jha could react, Big B’s said, “I want my hair and beard to be styled exactly like yours for my professor’s role.”Prakash Jha
Says a source, “At first Jha thought this was Big B’s wry humour and he requested him not to pull his leg. But Bachchan was serious and insisted a looks test be done immediately. Now, he will sport a look that is a replica of Jha’s.”
When contacted, Prakash Jha admitted that Bachchan will change his look for Aarakshan and added, “Bachchan Saab has made it clear that he wants his hair and beard exactly like mine.
He thinks an academic should look like me. I’m flattered.”
For every big budget tidal flop – Kites, Guzaarish, Raavan, Veer, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, there was one small Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Peepli Live, Tere Bin Laden, Phas Gaye Re Obama that clicked to balance the tide. Did 2010 see the return of parallel cinema?
Satyen K Bordoloi | MM Online Bureau (December 28, 2010) Peepli Live was one of the indie films that garnered positive reviews this year, while mega-budgeted films with impressive star-casts floundered at the B.O.
Cinema can be a perennial David vs. Goliath battle. In India it is between the all pervading Bollywood and its indie cousin that was known as parallel cinema in the ‘70s. While the movement died down quietly, there has been a resurrection of sorts as the worst year ever for Bollywood has coincided with the best year for indie cinema in decades spreading waves of cheer for cinema lovers.
Here’s a list of a few that raise cheers, chuckles and cognition at the box office.
Love, Sex Aur Dhokha: If Anurag Kashyap is the king of Indian indie cinema, Dibakar Banerjee is the Prime Minister. Not a man to mince words or get vitriolic, he believes in delivering one masterpiece after another. 2010 saw one such film that will go down in history for being something no film has ever done, not even its loose inspiration Look. Imagine this simple detail that the actors in the film were also its cameraperson. What is great about the three different but loosely connected stories made More >
Piyali Dasgupta; TNN (TIMESOFINDIA.COM; December 26, 2010)I’d like to write a book
I have many interests other than acting, but if you ask me if I ever want to direct a movie, I’d say no. Firstly, I don’t have the patience to handle the entire unit and secondly, I am not at all a technical person. On the other hand, I do love socialising and interacting with people. But somehow controlling them on the sets is just not my thing. I would prefer acting to directing. Somewhere down the years, I would like to write a book, though.
Sabya has groomed me
I wouldn’t deny the fact that Sabya (fashion designer Sabyasachi) and I share a unique bond. However, Rani, who has been Sabya’s all time favourite, is still his wife, and I consider myself to be his second wife. It’s true that ever since Sabya has come into my life it has changed. He has transformed not only my look but also brought changes in my personality. I have been criticised a lot by all for my dressing sense, but Sabya changed that. He has groomed me. He understands my personality very well and has always given me the right advise.
I would never say no to an item number
I have always experimented with my roles and wouldn’t mind doing an item number also someday. So what if it’s an item number? After all, that is also an act by a actor. My passion for acting will always remain. Sheila ho ya Munni I would never say no to an item number.
Out and about in delhi
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The actor is out of Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist; the director was tired of waiting for him
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 18, 2010)
We reported on September 29 that the mainstream actor Shahid Kapoor had chosen to act in Mira Nair’s adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid’s bestseller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The latest is Shahid is no more a part of this project.
Shahid’s exit from the project stems from the fact that he kept Nair in the dark about the availability of his dates. Naturally Nair could not take these nakhras for too long.Shahid Kapoor Mira Nair
Without informing Shahid, the director has already started auditioning with fresh faces. Some of the names who have auditioned for the part are Pratik Babbar, Ali Zafar and Rehan Khan.
A source said, “Shahid is currently shooting for Mausam and wasn’t giving dates to Mira Nair for her film. He has a particular look for Mausam and would not shoot any other film. Mira’s film revolves around a Pakistani man and she needed Shahid to have a bearded look for the character. He kept dillydallying and did not revert with the dates.”Pratik Babbar, Ali Zafar and Rehan Khan
The source adds, “Mira wants to go on floors early next year with her film, and she saw no sign of Shahid of doing the film. Thus her team started auditioning for relatively fresh faces, which will suit the role for a Pakistani guy.”
We sent an email to Mira Nair, but did More >