Posts tagged love story
MUMBAI MIRROR (March 28, 2013)
He may not have followed in his father’s footsteps to box office glory but Kumar Gaurav shared a close camaraderie with his dad, late Rajendra Kumar.
This picture has the duo sharing a quiet moment even as Rajendra looks dotingly at his son.
An actor who earned the moniker ‘Jubilee Kumar’, in the 60s when six to seven of his films ran in their silver jubilee weeks simultaneously, Rajendra, tried his best to launch his son into stardom, and for a while, even succeeded.
He produced and starred in Gaurav’s debut vehicle, Love Story (1981), which proved to be a blockbuster, not to mention established the young actor as a chocolate hero of the 80s. He continued to produce films for his son – Janam and Naam (the latter also starred Gaurav’s brother-in-law Sanjay Dutt in the lead).
Gaurav went on to win rave reviews for his performance in the Mahesh Bhatt-directed Janam but his subsequent films failed to make a mark at the box office. Forced to take a long hiatus from acting, the actor made a successful comeback of sorts with Sanjay Gupta’s Kaante (2002), where he shared screen space with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, among others.
Though Gaurav has always maintained he does not miss anything about showbiz or Bollywood, he is often seen at the Dutt family affairs, steadfastly by the side of his wife Namrata and Sanjay.
Deepali S Dhingra (BOMBAY TIMES; April 30, 2011)
“Rukhsar’s surprising me even after five years!” laughs film director Faruk Kabir. And the surprise stems from the director-actor’s observation of his wife during the rehearsals for their play. The real-life couple are making their stage debut with Falsafa and Faruk says Rukhsar, who’s a film actress, was a revelation for him. “I’ve worked with her in my film Allah Ke Banday but that was a very small role. On stage, I realised she has so much voice-modulation,” he says. But the comfort level while acting together was something they acquired after a few rehearsals. “Initially, we would burst into laughter every time we said our dialogues, but with time, we got the hang of it,” adds Rukhsar.
Talking about making her debut on stage, the actress continues, “I wanted to do stage since long, but was just waiting for like-minded people to work with. When director Pawan Uttam approached me, I realised this is a team I am comfortable with. My character is beautifully etched in the story.” The play, that also stars Sumeet Vyas, Abir Abrar, Imran Rasheed, BM Vyas and others, is a love story as well as a satire on society. “Initially, only Rukhsar was approached, but then they thought it would be interesting to include me in the play,” he says. Faruk adds that he would be involved in the writing process of future plays as well. “I’m writing a comic screenplay for a film, which I intend to show first as a play, in More >
The actress has bagged the much coveted role in Yash Chopra’s next romantic directorial venture
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 24, 2011)
Following our story on September 28, 2010, about SRK in Yash Chopra’s next directorial venture, the industry was abuzz with speculations over the actress that would make the cut.
All rumours can be put to rest now. For the first time in her eight-year acting career, Katrina Kaif, will star opposite SRK in the YRF project.
A source close to YRF says, “Katrina was the first choice for the heroine’s role in Yashji’s film. She immediately said ‘yes’ to the film. She has loved the script and is looking forward to working with Yashji. She will play Shah Rukh’s romantic interest.”
Talking about the film’s storyline, the source reveals, “Obviously, the film will be a love story. Yashji is a master of romance. There is no reason why he will not generate and extract great chemistry between Shah Rukh and Katrina.”
Since the production house has witnessed some turmoil in the recent past, YRF is depending on the success of this project. When asked if SRK and Katrina feel secure about this endeavour, the source says, “Shah Rukh and Katrina have very good relations with Yashji and Aditya. They have equal faith in both of them. They are like family to them.”
Considering, the last film that SRK did with Yash Chopra (Veer Zaara, 2004) was a success, here’s hoping that all works out well for YRF.
By Taran Adarsh, March 22, 2011 – 08:30 IST
Vishal Bhardwaj – music composer; also director. Sanjay Leela Bhansali – director; also editor + music composer. Shirish Kunder – editor, director; also music composer. Farhan Akhtar – director; also singer. There are many instances of creative people getting involved in jobs other than those they specialize in. And almost all of them have been major success stories. Now add Ismail Darbar’s name to this list. Ismail Darbar, known for his memorable musical score in HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM and DEVDAS, is all set to direct a film.
“Directing a film was on my mind since quite some time,” Ismail Darbar tells me, “I was waiting for the right financier to back the project. I wanted someone who would give me the freedom to make the movie exactly the way I visualized it. I didn’t want an interfering person to back my dream project. Finally, I found the right person in a non-film personality. He’s a gem of a person. He’s an entrepreneur from a non-film background.”
Ismail has been working on the script for the past one year and has already recorded nine songs in these one-and-a-half years. “It’s a love story and the best tracks will be retained in the film,” the talented composer reveals. The casting, he adds, will be finalized once the scripting is complete.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, March 14, 2011 – 14:12 IST
Today 14th March 2011 is a special day for Indian cinema as it marks the 80th anniversary of Alam Ara – the first Indian film to have sound.
On this very day in the year 1931, Alam Ara debuted at the Majestic cinema in Mumbai causing such frenzy and stampede among the audience that the police control had to be called for.
Alam Ara also featured the first song of Indian cinema -’De De Khuda Ke Naam Par‘- sung by actor Wazir Mohammed Khan himself. The film, directed by Ardeshir Irani, is a love story between a prince and a gypsy girl and was based on a Parsi play.
The sad part though is that as a result of a fire which took place at National Film Archive of India at Pune in 2003, the last surviving print of Alam Ara was destroyed and the film is no longer available in its original format.
Signs on bestselling author of The Zoya Factor to script his next love story, Guppie – Mein Liar Nahih Shayer Hoon. He has also split with his partner of many years, Mukesh Talreja
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 23, 2011)
Nikhil Advani has decided to fly solo for his next directorial venture. Advani, who partnered with Mukesh Talreja to produce Salaam-E-Ishq (2007), Chandni Chowk To China (2009) and Patiala House (2011), has broken away from Talreja to form his own production house.
For his first endeavour alone, Advani has signed on Anuja Chauhan, author of the bestsellers, The Zoya Factor and Battle of Bittoria, for his next film, which is tentatively titled Guppie- Mein Liar Nahih Shayer Hoon.Nikhil Advani
When contacted, Advani was not very forthcoming about starting up his own production house, telling us, “It is too early to talk about my banner and starting my production house.
I am excited about starting my new film with Anuja Chauhan. Anuja and I have worked together extensively on many ad films.
I loved Zoya Factor and Battle of Bittoria and so I wanted her to write an original screenplay for my film. I had this idea and Anuja is writing it. It’s going to be a love story, scheduled to go on floors in the middle of this year.”Anuja Chauhan
When questioned about casting and if Akshay Kumar will be a part of the film, he said, “It is too early to talk about the casting of the film.
Akshay and I have had a couple of More >
Off-screen couple, Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, will be seen in a Kunal Kohli-directed love story spanning a century
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 21, 2011)
Their relationship might be on and off in real life, but Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor’s reel life relationship is expected to last a century.
At least on screen. The couple has signed Kunal Kohli’s next film, which is a love story chronicled over a span of 100 years.
While there is always speculation if Chops and Sasha are together or not, this seems to be an indicator that professionally they will be linked in the near future, regardless of their love life.
A source tells us, “This has a very different script dealing with the concept of eternal love. Priyanka loved the script the very moment she heard it and has accommodated her dates to shoot with her beau Sasha.”
Kohli, who specializes in love stories, has slated the movie to go on floors in May.
The source adds, “Since it is a period film, spanning over 100 years, it becomes essential to have different get-ups and different locations with unique set-ups and backdrops.
Kunal has shortlisted various locations, but he will be paying a personal visit to each one to ensure that the locations fit into the script perfectly.”
Kunal says, “I am currently doing a recce for the film. We have to zero down on various locations, as the movie covers 100 years.”
Although Kohli has managed to rope in Shahid and Priyanka, he is yet to More >
By Taran Adarsh, February 11, 2011 – 12:03 IST
Hindi films have often depicted rare illnesses/disorders/disabilities… GHAJINI [Anterograde Amnesia], PAA [Progeria], MY NAME IS KHAN [Asperger Syndrome], TAARE ZAMEEN PAR [Dyslexia], BLACK [Alzheimer's], KARTHIK CALLING KARTHIK [Schizophrenia], GUZAARISH [Paraplegia]. Now Ganesh Acharya’s ANGEL talks of Cerebral Palsy. Like his peers, Acharya isn’t merely highlighting a disability. ANGEL is primarily a love story… a hatke prem kahani in filmi lingo.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Love can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. It can happen to people who have arrived at the sunset of their life and also to those with serious disabilities. Though we talk about how love is the purest emotion, our society, very often, does not accept love when it doesn’t fit into our perception of love. To cite an example, love between an elder person and someone half his/her age or love between members of the same sex or between disabled individuals may make us uncomfortable. We get judgmental at times, thinking that we are right, while others — those who don’t act according to what we feel is right — are labeled as rebels, oddballs and misfits. ANGEL does that. It goes into the unconventional zone, depicting a love story between a social misfit and a woman suffering with Cerebral Palsy.
There’s talk that ANGEL is similar to GUZAARISH. It’s not. Nor is it similar to SADMA. In GUZAARISH, Hrithik was completely paralyzed below More >
BOMBAY TIMES (January 26, 2011)
Sudhir Mishra’s quirky take on love Yeh Saali Zindagi boasts of an exciting most unusual fresh pairing in the form of two acclaimed actors Irrfan Khan and Chitrangda Singh. While Irrfan has wowed the East and the West alike with his unique style of acting, Chitrangda has just become sexier and a more fine actor in quick time. “It was a fantastic experience to work with Irrfan. Ours is a very different but exciting pairing. While I’m emotional, he is reserved,” says Chitrangda. “Chitrangda is so beautiful that one finds it hard to remember lines in her presence so in that sense I had to work harder for the role,” adds Irrfan, clearly bowled over by his co-star’s beauty. Yeh Saali Zindagi that opens on February 4, is a quirky love story in the guise of a thriller. Irrfan Khan plays the role of Arun, who has to save his lady love Priti played by Chitrangda. The movie is a towards a roller-coaster ride shattering climax However, it is a happy film that is all abou romance.
“Romance is the real essence of the movie despite it also being a thriller. It is because of love that things in the movie happen,”Chitrangda ends saying.
By Taran Adarsh, January 21, 2011 – 11:56 IST
When you step out of school, you look forward to the life in college and of course, ‘freedom’. You are stepping into adulthood, learning to cope with life and enjoying the thought that you will be able to take your own decisions. With great difficulty you procure admission in a college and hope to nurture your dreams. But is it all that fun? Not really!
I was horrified when I read a news-report sometime back about a student being forced to bathe in his own urine by his seniors. I was aghast. I was disgusted. I was appalled. I genuinely felt that some socially responsible film-maker should make a hard-hitting film on ragging and create awareness on the evils of this form of abuse, which has caused several deaths in the last so many years. HOSTEL, directed by Manish Gupta, addresses the issue, although it’s not the first. MUNNABHAI M.B.B.S. and 3 IDIOTS also had a scene or two depicting the maltreatment. But the films should not be compared because this one is a full-fledged film on this subject.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
The story of HOSTEL is inspired by true-life events, I am told. But the question is, does it serve as a wakeup call in the true sense? Does HOSTEL successfully bring to the fore the gravity of torture people experience in the name of ragging? Unfortunately, it doesn’t. Sure, it’s well thought of and well intentioned, but not well penned and well executed. The film starts off brilliantly, More >