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Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; December 26, 2012)
They say when in Rome, do as the Romans do! And Shahid Kapoor has taken this adage quite seriously. The actor who is currently in Mysore to shoot his next film Phata Poster Nikla Hero has taken it up as a challenge to learn Kannada.
Apparently, the actor overheard some unit hands talking in an unfamiliar language. On investigation, he found out it was Kannada.
A source says, “Shahid is always looking to learn new things. When he heard some crewmembers speaking in alien tongue, he wanted to know what it was. He was intrigued. He summoned them and demanded to know what language they were talking in.” And now we hear that Sasha has already picked up a few basic words in the South Indian language. “He has even been interacting in Kannada with a few locals and unit members. He listens to their pronunciations very carefully,” adds the source.
During his off-time the actor engages the locals in conversation to learn more from them.
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 24, 2012)
Mirror caught up with Shahid Kapoor in Mysore, where he is shooting for Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero. Excerpts from the interview in which we grilled him on the controversies dogging him:
Did you lose out on the YRF film because you turned up for a puja in a pair of shorts? Do you really think YRF films get cancelled because of shorts? Have I not attended enough pujas in my life to know what not to wear? I waited eight months for Maneesh Sharma’s film after committing to it. First it was inclement weather. Then, Maneesh had a slip disc. And finally, I was told he needed time to finalise the script. Imagine an actor wasting eight months of his life for a film. Post Mausam, I was offered 18 films. The fate of Mausam at the BO was a personal injury.
Did you also refuse to attend reading sessions and rehearsals? Ridiculous. Why will I wait for eight months and not follow my director’s vision?
They say ‘Shahid is fickle minded’. You refused Punit Malhotra’s film because you wanted changes. You were also replaced in Milan Luthria’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again. I am not fickle minded. I had never committed to both the films. I would love to work with Milan, but the film never reached the narration stage. Karan and I have been in talks, but nothing has materialised.
Do you think you made some blunders? Some of my films didn’t do well. Obviously those choices were not correct. But I don’t fear failures anymore. More >
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; July 30, 2012)
Ditching high speed chases a la Tezz, Priyadarshan’s next is about love. The film’s still untitled, but the director has signed Jackky Bhagnani for the lead. The film’s about youngsters who fall in love and get married in haste, and then get divorced equally recklessly. South actress Priya Anand plays the lead with Jackky. Priyan has already started shooting in Mumbai and says, “Keeping the story in mind, I’m shooting in a natural environment. A few scenes have been shot in the rains too, and 30 per cent of the film is done.”
About Jackky, Priyan says, “I watched a song from Ajab Ghazab Love and the ease with which he danced impressed me. He wasn’t camera-conscious; he was quite at ease.”
In the movie, Jackky plays a college student who, like boys his age group, experiences love. “But the real meaning of love is what my story conveys. Jackky has the boynext-door, college kid look and he was just right for the part. In the film, his character hails from a middle-class family in Mumbai who travels by bus and lives a normal life,” said Priyan, adding, “We will finish the Mumbai schedule soon and then go to Mysore for the next one. I plan to release the film by January next year.”
-By Taran Adarsh, May 4, 2011 – 12:42 IST
SHOR IN THE CITY opened to rave reviews and has shown a healthy escalation in business over the weekend. The Monday numbers have also been steady. Here’s the day-wise, circuit-wise data:-
Mumbai: Fri 32.83 lacs, Sat 52.08 lacs, Sun 86.80 lacs, Mon 27.08 lacs
Delhi-U.P., Punjab: Fri 22.19 lacs, Sat 30.86 lacs, Sun 34.91 lacs, Mon 13.47 lacs
West Bengal: Fri 2.68 lacs, Sat 4.22 lacs, Sun 6.11 lacs, Mon 1.83 lacs
Assam: Fri 56,000, Sat 97,000, Sun 1.11 lacs, Mon 34,000
Bihar: Fri 76,000, Sat 81,000, Sun 63,000, Mon 31,000
C.P.: Fri 2.41 lacs, Sat 3.58 lacs, Sun 3.78 lacs, Mon 1.52 lacs
Rajasthan: Fri 1.68 lacs, Sat 2.42 lacs, Sun 2.36 lacs, Mon 93,000
C.I.: Fri 1.09 lacs, Sat 2.01 lacs, Sun 2.16 lacs, Mon 92,000
Mysore: Fri 3.96 lacs, Sat 7.84 lacs, Sun 8.31 lacs, Mon 2.65 lacs
Nizam: Fri 2.58 lacs, Sat 3.41 lacs, Sun 3.64 lacs, Mon 1.82 lacs
Orissa: Fri 45,000, Sat 35,000, Sun 27,000, Mon 11,000
Tamil Nadu, Kerala: Fri 89,000, Sat 1.17 lacs, Sun 1.12 lacs, Mon 69,000
Friday – 72.08 lacs
Saturday – 1.10 cr
Sunday – 1.51 cr
Monday – 51.67 lacs
Total – Rs 3.85 cr
- By Taran Adarsh, April 29, 2011 – 13:43 IST
DUM MAARO DUM collected approx. Rs 22.8 cr to Rs 23.8 cr nett in Week 1. The film permormed very well at multiplexes of Mysore, Nizam and Bengal circuits, but elsewhere, the response at plexes ranged from average to below average. Single screens, however, remained dull
DUM MAARO DUM was below the mark in week one with around 22.50 crore nett. The 8th day has seen a huge fall with collections 80-85% lower than first day. The film is looking at 30 crore nett lifetime business.
THANK YOU grossed around total 3.50 crore nett in week three taking its three week total to 43.25 crore nett. BELOW AVERAGE
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- By Taran Adarsh, April 25, 2011 – 13:07 IST
DUM MAARO DUM collected approx. Rs 16.5 cr in its opening weekend. The business was clearly divided – it was excellent in plexes of Mysore and Nizam circuits, but plexes in several territories ranged from average to below average. Business at single screens remained low all through the weekend, despite the holidays. Breakup:- Thu [previews] 80 lacs, Fri 5.4 cr, Sat 4.7 cr, Sun 5.6 cr.
All numbers include paid previews.
Mumbai – 6.50 crore
Delhi/UP – 3.13 crore
East Punjab – 1.17 crore
West Bengal – 86 lakhs
Bihar – 20 lakhs
CP Berar – 51 lakhs
CI – 40 lakh
Rajasthan – 49 lakhs
Nizam – 1.15 crore
Mysore – 1.21 crore
Others – 52 lakhs
TOTAL – 16.14 croreMysore Equals East Punjab for Dum Maaro Dum
Dum Maaro Dum has grossed more in Mysore than East Punjab which has never happened before for a major film. In East Punjab it collected 1.17 crore nett including paid previews while Mysore was 1.21 crore nett including paid previews.
This is because the collections are very good in Mysore but very bad in East Punjab. The East Punjab and Mysore weekend numbers for major films released this year are as follows.
No One Killed Jessica
East Punjab – 1.20 crore
Mysore – 88 lakhs
Yamla Pagla Deewana
East Punjab – 3.53 crore
Mysore – 49 lakhs
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji
East Punjab – 1.33 crore
Mysore – 62 lakhs
East Punjab – 1.83 More >
- By Taran Adarsh, April 22, 2011 – 16:58 IST
Despite the fact that Friday is a National Holiday, DUM MAARO DUM opened to dull houses at major centres of the country. Of course, the opening trends of DUM MAARO DUM were better than Abhishek Bachchan’s last release GAME, but that’s no compliment.
The occupancy at multiplexes was slightly better, especially at metros, but the average occupancy was in 30% to 35% range [although a few venues reported better occupancy], while single screens were between 10% – 15% – 20%. The average opening, thus, stands at 25% – 30%. Meanwhile, the paid previews on Thursday recorded dull figures at most venues and one of the reasons could be the number of shows that were held. DUM MAARO DUM had screenings from 6 pm onwards and as many as 5 to 6 shows were held at some venues. The business, therefore, got divided.
In view of the fact that it’s a National Holiday, the morning and noon shows of DUM MAARO DUM should’ve started on 50% – 60% note at least. The terrific promotions as well as no major opposition to contend with are two factors that go in its favor. But Punjabi film DHARTI, starring Jimmy Sheirgill [in North India] and Telugu film MR. PERFECT, starring Prabhas [in South India], besides the IPL matches in Kolkata and Mumbai, respectively are likely to prove tough opponents.
Let’s hope the evening and night shows of DUM MAARO DUM show a major jump. Fingers crossed!
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By Taran Adarsh, March 25, 2011 – 11:38 IST
Notwithstanding Anees Bazmee’s last dud NO PROBLEM and the string of flops to Akshay Kumar’s credit, UTV’s new film THANK YOU has met with a favorable response from distributors. Though UTV has its distribution offices across the globe, the corporate entity has sold the theatrical distribution rights of the film for various territories like Punjab, Rajasthan, CP Berar, Nizam, Mysore, Bihar and Bengal. “The deals were clinched at a formidable price,” UTV’s Gaurav Verma informs me.
UTV is in the process of closing deals for a few more territories in the coming days, thus recovering a major chunk of their investment prior to the film’s release.
THE TIMES OF INDIA (January 10, 2010)
Bangalore: The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) has written to media organizations urging them not to carry advertisement or news related to Hindi film No One Killed Jessica (NOKJ).
The missive is being seen as a desperate attempt from the chamber to restrict screening of the film in Karnataka. The letter urges the media to refrain from publishing advertisements and news on NOKJ till distributors abide by the chamber rules. The chamber executive, the letter says, had decided not to allow screening of NOKJ in more than 24 theatres because its makers had gone against the principles of the chamber.
KFCC rules stipulate the release of non-Kannada films in 24 theatres across the state. But NOKJ is showing in 27 cinemas across Bangalore and Mysore. “I don’t know why the chamber has been resorting to such tactics when they have been condemned once by the Competition Commission of India,” an upset film distributor said. “Exhibitors’ discriminate against Hindi films, in terms of number of theatres, which is unfair,” a source said.
-By Taran Adarsh, December 25, 2010 – 16:44 IST
TEES MAAR KHAN embarked on a fantabulous start in India, fetching approx. Rs. 13.5 cr nett on its opening day [Friday]. The circuit-wise breakup is as follows:-
Mumbai – 4.8 cr Delhi-U.P. – 2.85 cr Punjab – 1.23 cr Eastern Cicruit – 1.15 cr C.P. – 75 lacs C.I. – 52 lacs Rajasthan – 75 lacs Nizam & Andhra – 68 lacs Mysore – 59 lacs Tamil Nadu & Kerala – 18 lacs
The Saturday numbers were expected to be bigger than Friday. However, Day 2 collections were 13.75 cr nett – 25 lacs more than Day 1 Collections. It remains to be seen if TEES MAAR KHAN manages to cross Rs. 40 cr nett. by Day 3.