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By Mauli Singh (MID-DAY; August 12, 2011)
Mollywood’s superstar Shaikh Shafique, who takes on the tobacco mafia in ‘Malegaon Ka Superrman’, is dying of throat cancer in real life
Over the years, we’ve seen many celluloid supermen having tragic endings in their real life. Now we hear the lead actor of Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra’s next Malegaon Ka Superrman Shaikh Shafique is meeting the same fate.
You can call it a cruel joke or irony, but the 28-year-old actor who fights the evils of tobacco in the film is suffering from throat cancer (as a result of his tobacco intake) and has very few days left to live.
Last stage A source informs, “The debutant actor Shaikh Shafique, who lives in Malegaon, was very excited to play superman in the film. But his world came crashing down when he was diagnosed with throat cancer a year ago. He is in the last stage.”
The source adds, “Since Shaikh is critical, Kashyap and Bohra have arranged a special screening of the film in Malegaon. They just want to keep their superman happy.”
Release date Bohra says, “I was shocked when I found out three days ago that Shiekh will not survive more than few months. I immediately released the poster and announced the release date of the film because I want him to be there when the film comes out. It is being released in November.”
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Arshad Warsi, who had had a fallout with director Kabeer Kaushik, has patched up with him and is acting in his next
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 04, 2011)
It’s truly patch-up season. Arshad Warsi, who had a fallout with director Kabeer Kaushik more than a year ago, has mended bridges with him finally. The actor will now star in his next, Maximum.
Arshad, who worked in two films with Kabeer, Sehar and his first home production Hum Tum Aur Ghost, developed creative differences with him during the latter. Reportedly, Kabeer wanted to make Hum Tum Aur Ghost a serious film, while Arshad wanted it to be a light entertainer.Arshad Warsi Kabeer Kaushik
Arshad was very vocal to the press about his differences with the director. The film, which failed at the box office, added fuel to the fire.
Kabeer admits, “Arshad and I have an eight-year-old professional relationship.
Yes some creative differences stemmed while filming Hum Tum Aur Ghost, but we never had a fall out.
We lost touch for a while after the release of the film.”
So who extended the olive branch first? “It was organic. I had this great script and I thought he suited the role perfectly. Arshad said yes. He plays a negative role in the film.”
Arshad didn’t revert to our call.
Dev Anand’s cult classic Hum Dono is releasing in colour on February 4 this year.
The veteran actor invited the army chief as the main guest at the premiere, which is likely to include a lot of B-Towners as well.Dev Anand
Anand says, “Since the film pays a tribute to the Indian army, during the premiere of Hum Dono in 1961 I had invited Lieutenant General Choudhary, who was the area commander in Southern Command then.
He was an important man. He asked me to come to the Gun house in Bombay.
I went to meet him and had a few drinks and drove to the main Eros theatre. Now 50 years later when I am holding the premiere of the film again, I have invited Lieutenant General Sanjeev Chopra to be the chief guest.
He is the area commander in Southern Command. And he will come. I am very thrilled.”
Kangna Ranaut never went to college. But recently, she got a chance to experience campus life while shooting for Tanu Weds Manu.
A source close to Kangna says, “In the film, she plays a girl from Delhi University. So, it was important for Kangna to get acquainted with the lifestyle of Delhi University.
Since Kangna has never experienced campus life in real life as she started working at the age of 16, she decided to get the taste of it before shooting the film.
Many female students at the university live in the women’s’ hostel as paying guests. Kangna lived in one of those for almost a fortnight to get a feel of their lifestyle. The production team of the film arranged for her to live in one and took required measures to protect her identity.”
Kangna who stars with R Madhavan in the film says, “The character of Tanu is rooted in Delhi University. I stayed there and it helped me in my performance.
Till date I am thankful to the girl who hosted me and was my roommate. We ended up becoming friends.”
Ximena Navarrete Rosete, a Mexican model, bagged the lead role opposite Salman Khan after she expressed her desire to be in Bollywood
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 01, 2011)
If rumours are to be believed Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete Rosete is making her Bollywood debut opposite Salman Khan in David Dhawan’s next Partner 2.
The Mexican model, who is on a 10-day tour to India to promote designer Sanjana Jon’s Celebrate The Girl Child Campaign, said in an interview that she is a huge fan of Salman Khan and expressed her desire to act in Bollywood movies.
A reliable industry source reveals, “Ximena will romance Salman Khan in the Partner sequel. The makers were looking for the female lead in the film and felt that Ximena fits the bill but she will have to learn Hindi and some Bollywood dance moves for her role.
The model recently met Salman and has already started taking lessons in Hindi.
The New York-based fashion designer Sanjana Jon will style her clothes for the film.
Sanjana, who is close to both Salman and Ximena, has been instrumental in making this happen.”
Both Salman Khan and the director David Dhawan didn’t revert to our repeated text messages.
Grapevine has it that Abhishek Sharma’s debut Tere Bin Laden, starring Pakistani popstar Ali Zafar, will soon have a sequel.
According to a reliable source Abhishek Sharma is quietly working on it.
They say Ali Zafar will jointly produce the film with Pooja Shetty.
Sharma doesn’t deny the story but maintains a diplomatic stance and says, “It’s a possibility but I am not sure when is it going to happen.
Pooja, Aarti and I feel that only if the sequel is better than the original, will we make it. Right now I’m working on a fresh script.”
Ali Zafar, who has bagged a nomination for best debut, tells us why a section of Pakistan is averse to his Indian ambitions
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 28, 2011)
How has life changed post Tere Bin Laden?
I wrote an email to my director Abhishek Sharma stating that he has completely changed my life and for the better.
Was Bollywood always on your mind?
Like everyone else I also grew up watching Dilip saab and Mr. Bachchan’s films and later on Aamir and Salman and Shah Rukh Khan. I started as a model and also did TV shows but didn’t enjoy acting then. After that I got busy with my music albums. Then I wanted to do something bigger and better so I came to Bollywood.
We keep hearing about the rift between Imran and you?
Whenever I read such stories I call up Imran and ask him what’s happening. He says, ‘don’t worry people try and create rift between actors, don’t take it seriously.’ We have a very good relationship. We went out partying recently.
You didn’t come for his wedding?
My brother-in-law was getting married the same day. In fact, I just got a text from Kiran (Rao). She is hosting a party for Imran and Avantika’s wedding.
You were experiencing a lot of visa issues.
Not at all. I have a multiple entry visa. Normally it takes 40 days to renew it. I am thankful that the officers grant me the visa pretty quickly.
Do you see yourself shifting base to India?
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Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 26, 2011)
Hrithik Roshan has donated Rs 10 lakh to Shabana Azmi’s charity Mizwan Welfare Society, started by Kaifi Azmi. The charity runs a school and college for girls, a computer centre and sewing and embroidery centres. Shabana, who is touched by Hrithik’s gesture says, “Lots of people have come forward. Sunil Shetty said that he would come to Mizwan whenever required. But Hrithik’s gesture completely overwhelmed me. After the Mizwan fashion show (held on January 23) was over, he sent me a text saying how he was really moved by our work and would like to make a small contribution. And then I get a cheque of Rs 10 lakh from him!
The success of Yamla Pagla Deewana seems to have given a fresh lease of life to Sunny Deol’s dipping career. His tentatively titled film Happy New Year with T-Series, which was put on hold for two years, picked up again.
He has recently finished a schedule of the film and has started shooting for Chandra Prakash Dwivedi’s Kashi Ka Assi. A source close to Sunny informs, “The T-Series film was supposed to go on floor in 2009 but was kept on hold for two years as the producers were unsure of Sunny’s market position at that time.
But seeing the promos of Yamala Pagla Deewana and hearing the good buzz about the film the producers decided to roll the film and cash in on that.”
The director Vinay Sapru however gives another version. “Mr. Bushan Kumar believed in the script and cast from the beginning regardless of the fate of Yamla Pagla Deewana. Last year, we couldn’t shoot due to recession,” says Sapru, on returning from the US after completing a 25-days-schedule with Sunny Deol and Kangna Ranaut.
Imtiaz Ali loves challenges. In Love Aaj Kal he made a Brazilian girl speak and dance like a desi Punjabi kudi. This time he has cast Nargis Fakhri of Czech Pakistani origin in Rockstar.
Speaking Hindi was obviously a tough task at hand but Nargis too is a determined player. She has surprised everyone by picking up the language quickly.
A source from the crew informs, “Nargis’ command on Hindi was not good and she faced a lot of trouble mouthing the dialogues initially.
Though she was assigned a Hindi teacher and Imtiaz was also helping her with her diction, she would take very long to shoot a scene.
However, on a recent schedule she surprised everyone with her fluent Hindi. She has been working very hard on her Hindi and has shown a lot of improvement over the last few months. Her diction and pronunciation is clear now.”
Like it taught Katrina Kaif, Bollywood has trained Nargis too. It doesn’t spare anyone.