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Garima Sharma (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 10, 2012)
For debutant actor Abhishek Anand, his first ‘item’ song was one that he enjoyed shooting for completely. Anand, who makes his debut with the film Chakradhaar, says that shooting for the item number Banarsi Chhokra was a very unique experience, especially because he tried to copy a strut practiced by Salman Khan in Munni Badnam Hui.
Says Anand, “It’s a song based in Banaras, but my character’s entry is like Salman’s entry in Munni Badnaam Hui. There’s not much dance that I’m doing in the song since I make an entry towards the last part of the song, but whatever little dancing I had to do, it was a great experience. Maryam Zakaria, who is part of the song, was also very good.” The actor, who hails from Delhi, did theatre for a while before moving to Mumbai three years ago. His theatre experience, says the debut actor, is what makes him this confident, and he adds that that’s why he was also so comfortable shooting the song.
Chakradhaar is based on the fight against corruption. It revolves around the character of a simple boy Shravan from Banaras and his transition into Pandit, a powerful goon. Says Anand, “The character has three shades and the transformation is what made it challenging. I worked very hard to establish the character over the past four months and it was very a very gratifying experience.”
The movie also stars Urvashi Sharma, Vidya Malvade, Akhilendra Mishra, Govind Namdev, Darshan Jariwala, Yashpal Sharma, More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 5, 2011 – 16:48 IST
Dabangg may have been the thing of the past but seems like Sonakshi is definitely not willing to forget what the film (and especially Salman Khan) did for her. Even though she has moved into a different zone for Joker, she hasn’t been able to totally disassociate herself from Dabangg. This can be seen from not just her make up and costume but also accessories that are being carried forward from the ‘Chulbul Pandey’ territory.
“There are too many similarities to overlook actually”, says a costume designer, “First came her ‘ghaghra-choli’ look that seemed to be picking on from where ‘Munni’ left in Dabangg. It was surprising since Sonakshi plays a US returned girl in Joker and still gets into the village costume. Chalo, woh bhi theek hai but what about these sunglasses that she is wearing for a scene? If you look closely, they are clearly inspired by Salman Khan’s look in Dabangg.”
Well, it doesn’t even require a closer look actually to see the inspiration, as the design of Sonakshi’s glasses is way too blatant to be ignored. While in Dabangg there were two blinking hearts that reflected on Salman’s sunglasses during the song ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain‘, in Joker Sonakshi seems to have taken the pun of ‘mast mast nain’ way too seriously. This time around her glasses by themselves are designed as hearts.
Shirish Kunder, writer-director of Joker, is actually nonchalant about the entire affair and doesn’t More >
By Joginder Tuteja, April 29, 2011 – 12:47 IST
Promos of Ready are out and what has caught instant attention is the sound of ‘Dhinka Chika‘ which plays right through it’s duration. What has also caught attention to all music lovers especially down South is it’s obvious similarity to ‘Ringa Ringa‘ which was heard in Allu Arjun’s Telugu film Arya 2. Since the composer of Ready is Pritam, many were quick to scream ‘It’s a lift’. However the fact is that it was Salman influence at work as he wanted the song to be incorporated in Ready.
“Bhai had caught fancy to this song and played it continuously in his vanity van during breaks”, informs a source from the film’s crew, “He found the overall attitude of the song pretty exciting and wanted to include it in one of his films. He informed Bhushan Kumar, head honcho of T-Series and also the co-producer of Ready about it and asked him to reach out to the song’s original composer Devi Sri Prasad.”
It wasn’t tough to buy rights for the song and Prasad too was happy to create a Hindi version of ‘Ringa Ringa‘ by making it ‘Dhinka Chika‘. Also, while the hook remained intact, the flavour was tweaked a little to address North Indian sensibilities. Still, there was one problem ahead and it was about how to break the news to Pritam, the original composer of the film.
“These days Pritam is very particular about him being the sole composer for each of his films. He is not too pleased when others share credits with him”, More >
MM.com has a chat with item girl Yaana Gupta about her latest item song ‘Laila Main Laila’Varun Vazir | MM Online Bureau (April 30, 2011)
Yaana Gupta, who is often in the news for various controversies, denies rumors about her relationship with Salman Khan (Jhalak Dikhhla jaa 4 co-star) and offer from a magazine to pose nude.
Yaana will be seen in her latest item song ‘Laila Main Laila’ from the film Chalo Dilli (which released on Friday). She also happens to replace Bipasha Basu in an item song from the film Murder 2. Excerpts:
Your latest item song ‘Laila Main Laila’ is making listeners groove. How does it feel to be back?
I feel very excited about it and I am grooving myself.
What do you think of the original song? Which one do you find better?
I am attached to the new one as I am a part of it. The original song has obviously been a hit in the past and I am happy that I got an opportunity to be associated with such a classic song.
Amongst ‘Munni’ and ‘Sheila’, which one is your favorite?
Munni is my favorite. I prefer its music.
How do you rate yourself as an item girl?
I wouldn’t try to rate myself but improve and become better each time.
Do you want to continue to have the tag of an item girl?
I don’t mind.
You are in the news more often for the controversies rather than work. Does it help in getting work?
I don’t think it helps in getting work, but what does help getting work is being Professional, talented and that is what I focus on.
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By Joginder Tuteja, April 27, 2011 – 12:24 IST
After spending a decade in the industry, Bipasha Basu has now bowed down to market diktats. She is now willing to do something that she has seldom done before which is to dance on an item number for a film where she is not the leading lady.
“Right from the time she made her debut with Ajnabee (2001), Bipasha was clear about one thing that she would never dance for someone else’s film”, says a source close to the actress, “There were offers right from the beginning but she always resisted the temptation. After all she has enjoyed her fair share of chartbuster tracks like ‘Mehbooba’ (Ajnabee), ‘Beedi Jalaile’ (Omkara), ‘No Entry’ (No Entry) and ‘Lucky Boy’ (Bachna Ae Haseeno) amongst others.”
The only exception made was an item number ‘Phoonk De‘ for ex-beau John Abraham’s No Smoking and a fleeting appearance in Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte’ (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi).
However, her resistance seems to be breaking now and she is open to the idea of gyrating to the tune of an item number. One strongly suspects if this has to do with the fact that today Malaika Arora (Munni), Deepika Padukone (Dum Maaro Dum) and Mallika Sherawat (Razia) are making the best use of the space being made available for those special item numbers. Recently Yana Gupta too bagged a special item number for Bhatts’ Murder 2.
“Yes, may be I need to give ‘special song and dance numbers’ a rethinking”, says Bipasha in a tad More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 27, 2011 – 15:39 IST
The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) today announced the winners of the technical awards categories for the IIFA Awards 2011. The trophies will be presented to the winners during the Videocon IIFA Weekend in Toronto, Canada. Band Baaja Baaraat, Dabangg and Robot led the technical winners tally with three awards each.
Maneesh Sharma’s Band Baaja Baaraat won the awards for Editing by Namrata Rao, Song Recording for Vijay Dayal’s ‘Ainvayi Ainvayi‘ and Costume Designing by Niharika Khan. The Rajinikanth starrer Robot walked away with Best Art Director for Sabu Cyril who incidentally won the same award at IIFA 2010 as well. Robot also won the awards for Special Effects by Indian Artists and Make-up by Banu.
The Salman Khan starrer, Dabangg won an award for Choreography for the hit song, ‘Munni Badnaam Hui‘ choreographed by Farah Khan, and Leslie Fernandes who won for Best song recording. The film also won the award for Best Action by S. Vijayan.
The award for Best Cinematographer went to Sudeep Chatterjee for Guzaarish and Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy won the award for the best background score for My Name Is Khan while Pritam Das won for Best Sound Recording for Love, Sex Aur Dhokha.
The IIFA Awards Voting process is a stringent and methodical procedure that is closely monitored by PriceWaterHouse Coopers (PwC), the official auditors for the event. The popular category nominations will then be available for More >
By Taran Adarsh, April 26, 2011 – 08:21 IST
A popular soundtrack acts as sone pe suhaaga if the film is strong in merits. It has been proved time and again! Right from ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’ in QURBANI to ‘Ek Do Teen’ in TEZAAB to ‘Choli Ke Peechhe Kya Hai’ in KHAL-NAYAK to ‘Kajra Re’ in BUNTY AUR BABLI to ‘Munni Badnaam Huyee’ in DABANGG to ‘Chaar Baj Gaye’ from F.A.L.T.U. more recently, a popular song can really do wonders. The new flavor of the season is — you guessed it right — ‘Dhinka Chika’ from READY. In fact, even before the music was officially launched on Monday, the song had already caught momentum, since the words ‘Dhinka Chika’ had been used in the first promo of the film that was launched last week.
Meanwhile, READY is piping hot amongst distributors. The film has been sold for unheard of prices for some territories, while the principal distributor [Ponty Chadha] is likely to clinch the deal for a few more territories for record amounts. Seems like READY is ready to take the nation [and also international markets] by storm when it arrives on 3 June.
Lyrics of Bollywood chartbusters are funky, contemporary and even raunchy these days. BT finds out why
Tanvi Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; April 21, 2011) Funky, with-it and contemporary words seem to have overtaken poetry in Bollywood chartbusters of late. Sample some lyrics of today’s floorburners — Aaj mere liye chair kheech raha hai, kal meri skirt kheechega, Potty pe baithe nanga (Dum maaro Dum), Aali re saali re mooh khole toh gali re (No one killed Jessica), Kar do charso bisi – Razia phas gayi gundo main (Thank You), Char baj gaye lekin party ab bhi baki hai (F.A.L.T.U.), Pigeon Kabootar (3 They Bhai), Karma is a bitch (Shor In The City) — and you’ll find sizzle and high octane, even sensual lyrics, but no high poetry.
Are lyricists comfortable with songs that are so blase and in your face? Popular lyricist Prasoon Joshi says, “Some songs are made just to create hype for a film before its theatrical release. A large number of songwriters are convinced that Generation Z likes to hear lyrics that have shock value. People need to understand that creativity and popular taste don’t match.” Musician Sonu Nigam says, “I was asked to sing for AR Rahman in Robot. The lyrics were atrocious and I had to refuse it. Today some production houses dictate terms to composers and feel creating ‘cool’ lyrics is more important than ‘meaningful’ lyrics. Music should be written for the sake of music.” Even singer Sunidhi Chauhan confesses that she “rejects” More >
The hottest item girl, Malaika Arora Khan presented a sizzling act as she gyrated to songs ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ followed by ‘Honth Rasile’, climaxing in ‘Munni Badnam Hui’ but confessed that she missed Salman on stage
Smrity Sharma | TNN (MUMBAI MIRROR.COM; April 15, 2011)
The item girl misses Salman Khan on stage…
Expect whistles, applauds and cheers whenever Malaika Arora Khan takes to the stage. It has happened before and it happened once again on the stage of Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2011.Sonu Sood and Malaika Arora Khan gyrating to ‘Munni badnaam hui’ at the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2011 show (Pic: BCCL)
The hottest item girl of them all, presented a sizzling act as she gyrated to songs ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ followed by ‘Honth Rasile.’
The sexy babe reserved the best for the very last. Malaika, with her sexy moves and sassy expressions wowed the crowd when she grooved to ‘Munni Badnaam Hui.’
The best part was when Sonu Sood, also the host for the night, joined Munni in his Cheddi Singh element. The audience certainly had a gala time watching Munni and Cheddi together but the fun was incomplete for Malaika.
The actress says, “I miss my Chulbul Pandey each time I have to perform on Munni alone. It’s no fun. Munni is incomplete without him.”
Now, we totally second you Malaika. Munni is indeed incomplete without Chulbul Pandey. More >
By Rajiv Vijayakar (Screen Weekly), April 15, 2011 – 14:11 IST
“The first aspect that strikes me about the current epidemic of reworkings of classic songs is that it is yet another sign of the herd mentality of producers. If a horror film is a hit, everyone wants to make one more. If ‘Munni Badnaam Hui‘ becomes a rage, it sets a trend too. They all want to cash in as it becomes a Vicks Formula 44 syndrome that looks at shortcuts to success. Such time-tested classics, they feel, are sure shot means of selling the music because the songs have stood the test of time.
However, of the 10 or more such songs I have heard, seven have been bad or worse. I liked the way ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno‘ was done in the film of that name, where the essence of the original was maintained and some of the old song’s portions were also included. The Housefull song from Laawaris, creatively speaking, was not bad. And Yamla Pagla Deewana was well-done indeed. But Thank You’s ‘Pyar Lo Pyar Do‘ and Dum Maaro Dum‘s version of the ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna‘ track are so badly done that the essence of the original classics has been lost.
And what do I mean by essence? It means that the song should be good enough to sing and not have gimmicks that disturb the flow of the tune or the words. Like some of the DJs do a really tremendous job of remixes.
But to me, more than the creative aspects, the most obnoxious part of the trend is that due credits are not given! This means that anyone can remove More >