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The girl from the Northern hills Myra Karn who shot to fame with her svelte frame and dewy-fresh looks in Raj Kumar Gupta’s No One Killed Jessica will be seen in a masala entertainer with a top Bollywood hero this time. Sources say that Raj Kumar has chosen this girl as the lead for his film Rapchick Romance that is likely to mount the floors after he wraps up his comedy flick Ghanchakkar.
The trade says that the bespectacled director who is in demand after his first two films Aamir and NOKJ; is currently writing two scripts simultaneously for a leading film corporation. Raj refuses to go on record on the progress he is making. But a source confirms that Raj will first complete Ghanchakkar and move quickly into Rapchick Romance.
Myra too is not at liberty to speak about her role in RR. However, talk is that after playing a realistic Jessica Lal; she will do a 360 degree turn and play a typical Bollywood heroine with the jhatkas and matkas intact. Who will be the hero? Our source says, “Everyone these days wants Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan or Ranveer Singh.” Let’s wait and see who Myra gets to romance in her rapchick style.
Murder has long been one of the sexiest tools in a filmmaker’s arsenal, the very implication of elaborately-planned violence bringing with it an adrenalin high.
And while many films feature murders routinely, here’s a look at ten very different kinds of films wherein the entire action is planned around the murder, ten movies *about* murder, so to speak.Saat Khoon Maaf
Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest film is based on Ruskin Bond’s Susanna’s Seven Husbands, a short story the veteran writer padded into a novella just so the filmmaker could have more meat to work with.
Priyanka Chopra stars as a woman who marries and kills seven husbands and we’ve never quite seen anything like that.Maqbool
Similarly, Bhardwaj’s earlier take on Shakespeare was also one where the Bard’s tale centred around murder.
This time, Irrfan and Tabu star as clandestine lovers having an affair and eventually conspiring to kill Tabu’s husband, the mafia don played fantastically by Pankaj Kapoor.
It is a dark, murky tale of longing, betrayal and loss.Omkara
Vishal Bhardwaj’s rustic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello features many deaths guns figure prominently in Bhardwaj-land but the film, about Omkara tragically doubting his Dolly, culminates in one massive, predetermined murder.
It’s one of the most shocking and brutal killings ever shown on the Indian screen.No One Killed Jessica
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By Subhash K. Jha, January 15, 2011 – 10:29 IST
The real Sabrina Lal got goosebumps when she saw her screen-sister Jessica. The role, as it has been revealed, is played by a young actress named Myra Karn who has absolutely no experience in acting and is in fact a qualified engineer.
Director Raj Kumar Gupta saw a likeness between the real Jessica and Myra. That’s how the chase began.
Says Myra with a laugh. “Raj Kumar Gupta is a friend. We met through common friends in a restaurant and stayed in touch. I’ve known him for some time. For a year now he kept persuading me to play Jessica. I’ve no experience in acting. Apart from family photos, I’ve never faced the camera. And honestly, I wasn’t interested in acting.”
So what gives?
“Nothing!” laughs the engineer-turned-actress. “Raj was persuasive. He said I just had to be myself. I think more than the way I look, it was my chirpy personality that made him decide I was his Jessica. I finally said yes. His instruction was simple, ‘Just be yourself. Don’t act.’ That’s exactly what I’ve done in No One Killed Jessica.”
Myra was signed just a month before shooting was to start. That was really cutting it close for the close-ups when the girl had no acting experience.
Myra comes from an army background. “My father is an army officer. So I’ve pretty much seen most of India during my growing years. My mother is a retired professor, My elder sister Raima is also into teaching. So we’re pretty much a non-film family. No More >
Since a long time, the first Friday of the year was considered a jinx. Many filmmakers were of the opinion that a film is bound to flop if it releases in the first week of January. They even supported their ‘theory’ by giving instances of films that hit screens in the first week of the year and bombed. It was a baseless assumption as coincidentally, all films releasing in the first week of Jan since some years were duds. One can’t expect films like Dulha Mil Gaya, Jawani Diwani etc to work, right?! But No One Killed Jessica, released on the initial Friday of 2011, has helped break the so-called jinx! The film has turned out to be a commercial success for the simple reason that it is a very well made film! Based on the famous Jessica Lal murder case, No One Killed Jessica is a class apart in the sense that never ever a film, based on a true life incident, has turned out to be so thrilling and interesting. A film that surely deserves a watch by each and everyone!
The story of the movie: Delhi, Summer 1999. Jessica (Myra Karn), a bartender in a high profile party, is shot dead by Manish Bharadwaj (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub), son of a powerful politician (Shireesh Sharma). And why? Simply because Jessica refused to serve Manish the drinks after closing hours! Jessica’s sister Sabrina (Vidya Balan) and their parents are shattered with the news of Jessica’s death. The police arrests Manish and his accomplices and it seemed like an open and shut case. After all, More >