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Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; April 28, 2013)
Mohit Suri, 32, has come a long way from the time he started off at 16 as an office boy for the Bhatts, delivering cassettes to the T-Series office. He is an open book for his family and has no secrets. His films may have failed him in the past,but his music has not. Over an hour-long conversation with Bombay Times, just ahead of his release Aashiqui2, he talked about his complex relationship with his father, why he didn’t miss his mother and what makes Mahesh Bhatt special for him in his life. Excerpts:
Let’s talk about your childhood? I was born and brought up in Mumbai. My mother is the youngest sister of Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt. My father was a non-filmi guy from Delhi and fell in love with my mother, who was an air-hostess at that time, and moved to Mumbai for her. My dad was working with Dunlop and we travelled all over till, when I was five, we moved back to Mumbai to start afresh. He started manufacturing computers and would go house-to-house selling, building a market for a business that was not established at that time. We had financial issues. When I was eight, my mother died of a cardiac arrest at 37, just before the release of the original Aashiqui that was dedicated to her. I was too young to be able to recall my mother, but I could give you a day-to-day account of my father after my mother died. He brought me up while my older sister Smilie Suri moved in with my mother’s mausie, who was also Emraan Hashmi’s More >
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; December 25, 2012)
Jacqueline Fernandez, 27, holds her strongest bonds with her father and her country Sri Lanka. Ahead of her upcoming film Race 2, she opens up to Bombay Times Excerpts:
Let’s talk about your family? My dad is Sri Lankan and my mom is Malaysian. I was born and brought up in Bahrain and did my schooling there and university in Australia. My mom’s dad is Canadian and my great grandparents were from Goa in India. People in Sri Lanka with a European ancestry are called ‘Burghers’. So actually I am a cocktail who looks quite Malay and am a ‘Burgher Sri Lankan’.
My dad left Sri Lanka in the 80s as it was unsafe to live there because of the civil crisis due to the clashes between the Tamilians and the Sinhalese people. He was a musician and was also part of a band. He moved to Bahrain where he fell in love with my mother, who was an airhostess at that time. We were four kids born within a gap of one year each and were extremely naughty. Since we were four of us, my father did a day job as a salesman in a duty-free shop and a night job as a DJ. I know now that it was a huge struggle for my dad to ensure we were comfortable but he never showed it. He was doing two jobs and would hardly get any sleep. We had no remorse or guilt as children but he could not sleep more than three hours a night. He never had time to bond with us as kids even though he really loved us. I used to worship him like God as he could never harm anyone and he is More >
Chaya Unnikrishnan (DNA; December 9, 2012)
Jacqueline Fernandez, who is gearing up for her upcoming film, rubbishes all reports of toning down her hotness quotient and not doing any kissing on screen. “I have done it in Murder 2 and I would like to believe, as actors we have a role to perform and if I feel it’s (kissing) right I will do it. There’s nothing wrong with it,” says Jacqueline. What about rumours of her dating director Sajid Khan, who is said to be the one taking a call with respect to her films and wardrobe?
“It’s not true. I am a big girl and can make my own decisions. People like to be curious but there are certain things you need to keep for yourself and that’s what I intend doing,” she states firmly.
Currently, Jacqueline has put all her energies into Race 2 for which she confesses to have worked the “hardest”.
“Being a thriller, the characters are full of grey shades and secretive, so it was something I had to work on,” says the hottie. Since the makers wanted her character to connect with the Gen-X, it’s edgier and grungier. “I have dyed my hair black because it’s a dark character. Physically, to be fit for the role, I trained for three months,” informs the actress who also considers Murder 2 her most challenging role so far.
“It was a murder mystery, gory and very bold. I was new to that genre, that intensity and felt like a newcomer,” she says.
After her outing as a solo heroine starting with her debut film Alaadin, Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Tu More >
After Murder 2, Prashant Narayanan is back in a negative role once again
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; December 8, 2012)
Often Bollywood actors detest the stereotypical tag of being termed a character- actor. But turns out actor Prashant Narayanan is not one of them.
The Kerala-born, who was last seen playing a villain in Murder 2, will be back as a baddie in his upcoming film Cigarette Ki Tarah.
Coming from a theatre background and after delivering some memorable performances in South films over the past few years, Prashant has no qualms about having to play a negative role.
“When I heard the script of the film, I really liked it. Also, it was something different from the characters I have earlier played on screen. That’s what matters to me.” In fact, Prashant didn’t think twice before signing the project, helmed by a debutant director and having first-time actors as part of the cast.
Elaborating further on his choice of role, he says, “I play a mad cop in the film, who is in search of Nikhil Dabar (played by Bhoop Yaduvanshi) who is on the run. It is an interesting romantic thriller.” After Cigarette Ki Tarah, Prashant has some interesting films lined up like Issaq directed by Manish Tiwary, which is an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and another film titled Main Nahi Anna.
Cigarette ki Tarah is directed by Akashditya Lama starring Bhoop along with Madhurima Tuli, Yuvika Choudhary Prashant Narayanan and Sudesh Berry in lead roles. Produced by PY Films, the film is slated to More >
Erotica and profane language become the norm rather than the exception in Bollywood
Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; July 22, 2012)
Hindi cinema of the 70s was replete with symbolism, where everything from sculptures to flowers could effortlessly imply sexual indulgences. Cut to the new millennium, and Hindi films have undergone a sexual metamorphosis, exploding at their seams, as they are now, with adult content. And this time, it’s as real as it gets. From the genre of sex comedies to erotic content, use of profanities and explicit publicity material, filmmakers seem to be tapping upon the country’s new found acceptance of kinky content.
THE USE OF ABUSE This new age storytelling began with the casual use of colloquial abuses and is now laden with four letter cuss words. Case in point — the supposed watershed moment brought in by Delhi Belly, which used very many cuss words and also didn’t compromise on its raunchiness quotient. A research paper on the abusive content in Hindi films records that the words f**k/f*****g/f****r were used 79 times in this movie! At the time of the movie’s release, producer Aamir Khan had cited the irreverence in the movie as a reality of life, justifying the content saying, “It (the movie) doesn’t have any skin-show but ashleel (obscene) language has been used… the movie will change the definition of bold films in the industry.”
EROTIC TRICK Filmmakers today have finally become unapologetic about visually presenting sex, kink and More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 4, 2012)
Having composed chartbusters like Woh Lamhe in Zeher, Judaa Hoke Bhi in Kalyug and Phir Mohabbat Karne Chala in Murder 2, Mithoon has become the Bhatts’ lucky mascot. And thus, Pooja Bhatt in spite of having three other music directors for Jism 2, roped in Mithoon at the last moment. Confirming the news, Mithoon told Mirror, “Our family has had a long association with the Bhatts (His father Naresh Sharma composed several tracks for the filmmakers). And also, my compositions for them have been chartbusters.”
Reportedly, when Pooja narrated the scene to Mithoon, he immediately agreed to score a number and even wrote the lyrics. The song, Yeh Kasoor Mera Hai has been sung by Sonu Kakkar of Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo fame.
When contacted, Pooja said she was glad to have Mithoon on board. “I have been a big fan of Mithoon ever since the Maula Mere Maula Mere song released. And yes, we have toned down the video for the track composed by him in Jism 2.”
By Chaya Unikrishnan (DNA; May 10, 2012)A still from the film Jannat 2
Even as filmmakers are battling it out with the I&B Ministry to air U/A films at prime time on TV, the box-office seems to be thriving with adult films. Since the last couple of years, we have seen several ‘A’ certified films like The Dirty Picture, Delhi Belly and Murder 2 ringing the cash registers.The latest one to join the hit parade is Jannat 2 .Even Hate Story before that did pretty well and Vicky Donor despite its topic of sperm donation managed to get an U/A certificate and succeed at the box-office. Clearly, filmmakers are no longer shying away from exploring subjects with adult themes. Neither are they worried about getting that dreaded ‘A’ certificate, which was believed to keep a major chunk of the audience away.
Says trade analyst Amod Mehra, “Filmmakers are open to experimenting with adult content, which need not necessarily be vulgar. Vicky Donor appealed to a mature audience and sperm donation is no longer a taboo topic.” He, however, points out that the trend of making adult films is not new. “There have been sleazy adult films packaged with good music in the past. Also, today the multiplex audience is open to adult cinema with good content, which is why non-family films like Delhi Belly did pretty well,” he reckons.
Agrees Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures, which co-produced Delhi Belly, “In the last few years, we have seen ‘A’ films like Race, Kaminey, Delhi More >
Budding writer Kapil Chopra has filed a case of plagiarism against the filmmakers, alleging they stole his story to make their forthcoming sequel ‘Jannat 2′
By Mauli Singh (MID-DAY; May 3, 2012)
The Bhatts are at the receiving end of a string of allegations once again. A Mumbai-based budding writer named Kapil Chopra has filed a case against the Bhatts for plagiarism. He alleges that their latest project, the sequel of Jannat, is his story and has demanded credit as a storywriter.
The hearing of the case took place last evening and was presided over by Justice Dharma Adhikari. Our source was present in the court and reveals the details of the case, “Kapil had registered his story with the Film Writers Association in 2007. He knew the director of the film, Kunal Deshmukh very well. He had narrated the script to him and had also left a bound copy at Bhatts office.”
The source adds, “When Kapil saw the promos of the film he realised that it was his story. The characters, plot and the dialogues were strikingly similar to his script. He met Kunal and Mukesh Bhatt but they denied his allegation. The young writer filed his case against the producers who are allegedly known for lifting films.”
A source close to the writer says, “Our industry has become immune to plagiarism. It’s one thing to copy films but how can you steal someone’s unpublished work and not even give credit to the person? This hasn’t happened with Kapil for the first time. The Bhatts used a few scenes from his More >
By Prachi Kadam (DNA; April 10, 2012)
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is super-busy these days. And it’s not just her films that have her all tied down. She’s also doing up her house in between a host of other things. But besides doing commercial Bollywood cinema, the pretty lass apparently has also been offered a Hollywood film. Talking about her Hollywood aspirations, Jacqueline says, “It’s really amazing that people in Hollywood follow our work, and yes, I was offered a Hollywood film, but things are yet to materialise. However, I am in a happy space and I’d love to do crossover cinema.”
So the ‘number 2’ girl, who tasted success with Murder 2, was also a part of the recent box office success, Housefull 2. She’s now working hard towards making a hattrick with her upcoming film Race 2. “I think number 2 is my lucky number and maybe I am the sequel queen. In fact my flat number is also 2. (Smiles) And it’s amazing that all the sequels I’ve been a part of did well. I am very excited for Race 2. But frankly, more than anything, I just wish to do good work and enjoy life to the fullest,” adds Jackie.
Though Jackie sports a hot look in her films these days, not many know she was a bookworm back in school. She says, “I never really was the ramp model type. I was actually short as per modeling standards and it used to make me nervous. I guess I never belonged there. But what I miss is school and doing my home work, I know it may sound weird but I More >
By IANS (MID-DAY; March 27, 2012)
Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is just three films old in Bollywood, regrets not doing ‘Krrish 3′ and clarifies that director Sajid Khan does not influence her decisions.
“‘Krrish 3′… I think more of my bad luck. It was unfortunate clash of dates. I felt a major burden on lot of people, so I had to make the decision. Both parties tried hard to make it work, but it didn’t work. It’s my bad luck I couldn’t do ‘Krrish 3′,” Jacqueline, who debuted in Bollywood with 2009 release “Aladin”, told IANS.
Another offer that she turned down was for Mahesh Bhatt’s “Raaz 3″ because she didn’t want to be typecast.
“Unfortunately you tend to get stereotype in the industry and that was the major concern for me. When ‘Murder 2′ released, there were lot of offers coming my way,” she said.
“When we got into the later stage of finalisation of ‘Raaz 3′, I just was not comfortable. I felt I have done it in ‘Murder 2′, so it’s time to move on. ‘Housefull 2′ was a major relief. It’s a different genre. It sees me as a lot more Indianised,” added the 26-year-old.
Countering speculation that her “Housefull 2″ director Sajid Khan is mentoring her, Jacqueline said: “There has always been a reason for my action. I am not from this industry. I have made my movies and career choices completely on my own. When it comes to these things, I don’t take advice. I don’t have mentors. Sajid Khan is not my mentor. People are very quick to take the credit, but are not More >