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In the prequel toShootout at Lokhandwala, ex lovers Bipasha Basu and John Abraham will be seen dancing together in a promotional song
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 5, 2012)
It could have been tinsel town’s best kept secret but the cat is now out of the bag… Mirror can tell you that ex-lovers Bipasha Basu and John Abraham will share screen space in producer Ekta Kapoor and director Sanjay Gupta’s prequel to the flick, Shootout at Lokhandwala. While Bips will play Manoj Bajpai’s love interest in the film, she will dance with John Abraham, and of course Tusshar Kapoor, in a special song.
A source close to the film informed, “Bipasha was signed long back, even before the film had its grand mahurat at Mehboob Studios, where the entire cast was revealed. However her name wasn’t announced. The whole idea of the makers was to announce her name during the release to use it as a marketing gimmick.”
The source continued, “Bipasha is paired opposite Manoj Bajpai. Incidentally, she plays a prostitute in the film who is instrumental, though indirectly, in the death of Dawood Ibrahim’s (Sonu Sood) brother, Sabbir, essayed by Bajpai. John’s Manya Surve masterminds the execution of the brother of his biggest rival Dawood and declares war. Incidentally, John and Bips will be seen shaking a leg in the song, along with Tusshar Kapoor.”
Interestingly, both Bips and John were quite professional about doing the film. “Contrary to one’s expectations, Bipasha had no objections in doing the More >
Mirror caught up with Akshay Kumar who is shooting in the Capital’s Chandni Chowk and Connaught Place for his film based on the Zaveri Bazar jewellery heist of 1987
Mehul S Thakkar and Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 10, 2012)
Akshay Kumar, who was not in town to celebrate Holi, was actually painting the Capital red. Mumbai Mirror can tell you that the actor, who has been sporting a very different look for his next – Special Chabbis was shooting a crucial sequence for the film all over Delhi.
In this sequence, Akshay gathers all the 25 men who will work for him. The first schedule of the film was shot in Chandni Chowk, following which the unit moved to Jama Masjid. These pictures were taken when Akshay was shooting in a bungalow on Barakhamba Road early in the morning. The scene revolved around a meeting Akshay’s character has with several ministers and CBI officers. The unit was scheduled to shoot at one of the many farm houses in Mehrauli.
The film, directed by Neeraj Pandey, is about the infamous jewellery heist of 1987, in which 26 men, posed as CBI officers to wipe clean the many shops of Zaveri Bazaar, in Mumbai. Though the film is being shot under an intense security cover, and the storyline too has been kept mostly under wraps, Mirror managed to get an eyeful of the star in Delhi while he was shooting.
The film also stars Manoj Bajpai and Jimmy Shergill among others. The unit will now proceed to Chandigarh, for a four-day schedule. The finale, of course, will More >
After Vivek Oberoi was unceremoniously dropped from the film, the Dabangg villain has been signed on to play the don in Shootout At Wadala
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 27, 2012)
Vivek Oberoi was supposed to portray Dawood Ibrahim in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala. However, the actor who had once been excited to play the part, later failed to revert. And the filmmaker had then said, “I don’t put up with such behaviour. We don’t want Vivek in the film now. We have also asked him to return the script.” With Vivek out of the project, the filmmaker who had been in the lookout for his new Don has finally zeroed in on Sonu Sood.
Confirming the news, Sonu said, “I am extremely thrilled to be a part of this prestigious project. Sanjay Gupta is one of the best technicians we have in the industry. He presents his actors like no one else. On the other hand, Ekta Kapoor is one of the most prolific producers. She leaves no stone unturned for her films.”
Sonu’s character Dawood has always been a Bollywood favourite. “It’s an iconic role. In fact, Gupta has told me so much about the film, I am very excited to start working. Our basic preparations have begun,” added the actor.
When contacted, Sanjay Gupta sounded rather happy having finally found his Dawood. “It is the clash of the titans. Who better to play the young Dawood than Sonu Sood? Have you seen him? His body language and his physique work for the role perfectly. It is a very important character in the film. We show More >
Saif Ali Khan will have buffaloes for company today, while the rest of the world celebrates Valentine’s Day.
The actor is busy shooting in Bhopal for Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan and will not be spending quality time with his ladylove Kareena.
But turns out, Saif was given one day off on Saturday before this particular shooting schedule began. Sure enough, Saif flew back to Mumbai on Saturday just so he could be with Bebo.
But luck was not in favour. Bebo was busy rehearsing that day for an awards function.
A disheartened Saif flew back to Bhopal to resume shooting. Everyone from the Big B to Manoj Bajpai was given Saturday off with strict instructions to be back in time for the shooting schedule.
Prakash Jha said, “It is a very complicated climax. We cannot afford distractions. Love and Valentine’s Day can wait.” Sorry Saif, cêst la vie!
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 28, 2011 – 09:15 IST
Best Film Dabangg Golmaal 3 Ishqiya My Name Is Khan Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Raajneeti Udaan
Best Director Abhishek Chaubey – Ishqiya Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan Milan Luthria – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Prakash Jha – Raajneeti Rohit Shetty – Golmaal 3 Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Guzaarish Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Best Actor In A Lead Role – Male Ajay Devgn – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish Ranbir Kapoor -Raajneeti Rishi Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar Salman Khan – Dabangg Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan Vivek Oberoi – Rakht Charitra
Best Actor In A Lead Role – Female Aishwarya Rai- Bachchan – Guzaarish Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Kajol – My Name Is Khan Kareena Kapoor – Golmaal 3 Katrina Kaif – Raajneeti Neetu Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar Vidya Balan – Ishqiya
Best Break- Out Film Allah Ke Banday – Faruk Kabir / Ravi Walia Do Dooni Chaar – Habib Faizal / Arindam Chaudhuri Love Sex Aur Dhokha – Dibakar Banerjee / Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Pria Sreedharan Peepli Live – Anusha Rizvi- Mahmood Farooqui / Aamir Khan Phas Gaya Re Obama – Subhash Kapoor / Ashok Pandey Tere Bin Laden – Abhishek Sharma / Pooja Shetty Deora, Aarti Shetty Udaan – Vikramaditya Motwane / Anurag Kashyap
Most Promising Fresh Face – Male Herry Tangdi – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Omkar Das Manikpuri – Peepli Live Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden Rajat Barmecha – Udaan Rajkumar Yadav – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Ranveer More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 3, 2011 – 08:26 IST
Best Actor (Male) Ajay Devgan – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish Naseeruddin Shah – Ishqiya Paresh Rawal – Road To Sangam Ranbir Kapoor – Raajneeti Rishi Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar Salman Khan – Dabangg Shahrukh Khan – My Name Is Khan
Best Actor (Female) Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Guzaarish Kajol – My Name Is Khan Neetu Singh – Do Dooni Chaar Vidya Balan – Ishqiya
Best FILM Band Baaja Baaraat Love Sex Aur Dhoka Peepli [Live] Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Raajneeti Udaan
Best Director Anusha Rizvi – Peepli Live Dibakar Banerjee – Love Sex Aur Dhoka Maneesh Sharma – Band Bajaa Baaraat Prakash Jha – Raajneeti Milan Luthria – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Best Actor In A Negative Role – M/F Emran Haashmi – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Manoj Bajpai – Raajneeti Ronit Roy – Udaan Sonu Sood – Dabangg Vivek Oberoi – Rakht Charitra
Best Actor in A Comic Role – M/F Konkona Sen Sharma – Atithi…Tum Kab Jaoge? Paresh Rawal – Atithi… Tum Kab Jaoge? Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden Sanjay Mishra – Phas Gaye Re Obama Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal 3
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) Arshad Warsi – Ishqiya Nana Patekar – Raajneeti Raghuvir Yadav – Peepli [Live] Ram Kapoor – Udaan Sikandar – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey Vikram – Raavan
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female) Amrita Puri – Aisha Neha Chauhan – Love Sex Aur Dhoka Prachi Desai – Once Upon More >
Goes ballistic on Facebook alleging that Amitabh Bachchan stalled the release of Chittagong to benefit Abhishek’s KHJJS. AB refuses to dignify his comments
Sonal Chawla and Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 08, 2010)
Anurag Kashyap’s reputation often precedes him. The filmmaker is known in the industry for candid outbursts against members of his fraternity. But this time, Kashyap has locked horns with none other than Amitabh Bachchan.
Kashyap has posted a comment on a social networking site, alleging that Big B is responsible for pushing the release of Shonali Bose’s Chittagong, which is being directed by her husband Bedabrata.
The film, like Ashutosh Gowariker’s Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, is based on the 1930 Chittagong uprising, led by Surya Sen and his team of Bengali revolutionaries. While in Gowariker’s film Abhishek Bachchan plays the protagonist Surya Sen, in Bose’s, Manoj Bajpai does.
The two films were meant to release around the same time but Gowariker’s reached the theatres first. Reacting strongly against what may have led to the delayed release of Bose’s film, Kashyap has been posting caustic remarks on the networking sites.
While these comments reach millions, you wonder why Kashyap has a soft corner for Bose’s film Chittagong, considering he has nothing to do with the project.
Meanwhile, Kashyap’s post shockingly reads (sic), “See Chittagong, a far superior film made on the same subject as Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.. At More >
But surprisingly, this revenge drama, which will cost around Rs 45 crore, will not have any A-list actors from Bollywood
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 29, 2010)
Anurag Kashyap is all set to make the most expensive film of his career, which will go on floors on December 3. Kashyap, Sunil Bohra and Studio 18 will co-produce the film.
But here’s the most interesting bit: though the film, tentatively titled Gangs of Wasseypur, will have no A-list stars, its budget will be nothing less than a whopping Rs 45 crore, approximately.
In fact, Manoj Bajpai and Raima Sen are the only well-known actors in the film. When contacted, Anurag Kashyap said, “It’s a stylised action plot, in which a revenge drama is spread over three decades.
Everyone is aware that Manoj and I are working together after Satya in this film. We are going to shoot for the next three and a half months in UP, Bihar and Orissa.”
That does not include any locations outside of India. Then why the big budget? When quizzed about it, Kashyap said, “Yes, it is an expensive film and I have never worked on such a big budget before.
The only known actors are Manoj and Raima and, to an extent, Piyush Mishra. All the other actors are new but extremely talented. Also, the film is a musical and we have quite a few songs that will be shot in a stylised manner.”
A source from Studio 18 said, “The studio is extremely excited about the film and is ready to put in such a huge sum.
The film has 18 More >
After Ajay Devgn walked out of Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan, Saif Ali Khan has taken his place.
Incidentally, Ajay had some issues with Jha over the role he was playing in the film that also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai and Deepika Padukone.
Our source said, “Ajay Devgn and Jha have worked together in three films back to back. However, this film won’t have Ajay.
After Ajay walked out of the project, Jha was in a fix, as he had to sign a replacement soon for the film’s shooting schedule was supposed to start in February, next year.
Thankfully, Saif, whose film Two States did not work out, had bulk dates to spare. So he was roped in.
Saif plays a complicated yet a vital character in the film.” However, both Prakash Jha and he remained unavailable for comments.
The actor has walked out of Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 17, 2010)
Ajay Devgn has walked out of Prakash Jha’s much talked about film Aarakshan. Apparently Ajay was not very happy with his role in the film coupled with multiple projects on his hands; he has decided to opt out.
The film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai and Deepika Padukone is now in a fix as it goes on the floors in January.
Our source said, ‘Aarakshan is Prakash Jha’s most ambitious project till date. It is also a difficult film to make. Ajay was not very happy with the way his role had shaped up after the final draft and he told Prakash Jha that he would not like to be a part of the film.
Jha, being a friend of Ajay’s, understood his point of view and they both decided that they would work on some other film in the future.
Ajay himself is on a high as after Golmaal 3 and four back-to-back hits, and he has many offers from the industry.”
The source further said, “In the recent past too, there were many rumours that there were issues between the two over Ajay’s role in Raajneeti as Ajay was not happy. However this time Ajay didn’t want to take any chances and he opted out of the film.”
Ajay Devgn was shooting in London for Tez and remained unavailable for comment. However Prakash Jha said, “It is just a rumour and don’t believe it. I just spoke to him about the dates and Ajay is very much a part of the film.”