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Agencies (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 6, 2013)
The cast of forthcoming movie Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (YPD 2) had to call off their scheduled promotional activity in a Noida mall due to the crowd that had gathered to meet and greet the stars.
Dharmendra and his sons – Sunny and Bobby – came to promote their movie in a Noida mall on Tuesday, but they had to leave due to security concerns.
Neha Sharma and Kristina Akheeva and director Sangeeth Sivan were also there and the cast and crew were amazed to see the teeming throng of people in the jam-packed mall.
As it was not easy to control the excited fans, the film’s team left without completing the promotional activity. Even though Dharmendra and Sunny requested the audience to calm down, their words fell on deaf ears. As the crowd went out of hand, the makers had no choice but to call off the event.
The film will release on June 7.
Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; May 20, 2013)
Sunny Sunny Deol is a man with a knitted brow these days — he is trying to make sure that Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 fares well at the box office. “There are three full time jobs — producing the film, managing everything around it and acting in it — which I’m handling at the moment, so obviously there’s stress,” he says.
In fact, the pressure took a toll on him during the movie’s music launch a few weeks ago. Biggies like Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan turned up for the Deol family, and the celebration made it to the front page of every entertainment daily. But there was more to it, Sunny says, “We had planned a complete event for the movie’s music launch, but all the actors turned up and the media went berserk. But, at the end of the day, the love, warmth and affection that everyone had for us created magic on stage that day.”
He is hopeful now that the three of them — Dharmendra, Bobby and he — and the two actresses — Kristina Akheeva and Neha Sharma — will be able to charm the audience. He says, “The movie is the dearest thing we have. The first one was good and now it has turned into a franchise. We are carrying forward our characters from the first film, who were loved by the audience. Plus, Bobby and papa get to play parts which they otherwise would not. The three of us together are like three stars, but from the same family.”
The Deols are enjoying what director Sangeeth Sivan has created with them in YPD 2. More >
BOMBAY TIMES (May 9, 2013)
The starry attendance at the music launch of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 was proof of the goodwill the Deols — especially Dharmendra — have in the industry. Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan came to wish Dharamji, Sunny and Bobby the best for their upcoming film. Singer Toshi and composer Sharib started the event with a song from the film and were later joined by Sunidhi Chauhan. Next, dancers performed to Changli, Kurta Tera Lal Rang Da and the title track. The Deols also invited Aamir, SRK, Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan, Juhi Chawla, Subhash Ghai, Anil Sharma, Rahul Rawail, Rajkumar Santoshi, director Sangeeth Sivan, co-stars Neha Sharma, Kristina (sporting jewellery from Anmol Jewellers) and crew to launch the film’s soundtrack. Dharamji said that he’s the number one dancer in India. “My son Sunny has conceptualised a song for me in the film,” he said.
The movie releases June 7.
Subhash Ghai and Anupam Kher
Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh
Toshi and Sharib
Bobby Deol had a rather amusing experience while shooting for a champagne-filled song sequence
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; April 30, 2013)
Opening a champagne bottle might look easier than done.
Ask Bobby Deol if you don’t believe us. The actor had a rough time trying to uncork bottles of bubbly wine for a club song in his upcoming film. In fact, he almost hurt his eye as he couldn’t get the scene right! During the shooting of the title track of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Bobby was supposed to open a champagne bottle on cue. While the shot was on, his co-stars Neha Sharma and Kristina Akheeva quite easily opened the bottle but he couldn’t. Not once, not even twice.
“He just couldn’t pop the cork open even after trying repeatedly. It seemed tragic after a while. He kept on trying to open the bottle but could not much to the amusement of the cast and crew members present on the sets,” says a unit member.
During the next shot, a more determined Bobby almost popped his eye out with the cork landing right on his forehead! But later, he got it right. Thankfully, that is.
Speaking about this incident, Bobby says, “That’s always the case with opening a champagne bottle, isn’t it? When you want it to open, it doesn’t open. Otherwise, it just pops out and spills all over. In my case, it didn’t open! I could only laugh about it.” Neha Sharma who was sitting beside Bobby says, “That was a funny scene when Kristina and me just popped open the champagne bottle and Bobby couldn’t. After the More >
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; April 2, 2013)
Sunny Deol seems to know the mantra — sharing is caring. The actor ensured that his co-star Neha Sharma, who apparently had been feeling very homesick in London, was served with garmagaram parathes to warm the cockles of her heart.
The actors had been shooting for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 in UK over three months and Neha was left craving for home-cooked food.
A source says, “The Deols are known for their hospitality. Both Dharmendra and Sunny have a special chef on the sets who cooks Punjabi specialties for the father and son. The actors made sure that even Neha got a taste of the chef’s culinary expertise. The actress dug into some tasty methi ke parathe that is also her favourite.” And not just Neha, apparently the rest of the film’s crew too apparently was left licking their fingers after the Punjabi feasts!
Where does our male superstars’ obsession with young co-stars leave our just-arrived debutants?
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; February 15, 2013)
So Salman’s found a new face opposite him for Sohail Khan’s film while SRK is hunting for one for Farah Khan’s next. Rumours are also abuzz that Nawab Saif Ali Khan is also looking for a fresh face for his home production. So what happened to Diana Penty who debuted in his home production, Cocktail, just last year? Last season’s flavour? Maybe yes.
2012 saw the grand debut of as many as a dozen newbies. But only a handful of them have any films on their plates this year. So why are our 40- something A-list male superstars so fussy about their co-stars’ age? Is it because of their insecurity about looking older or is it the fear of being overshadowed? After all, their A-list female counterparts too have their platter laden with too many meaty projects. Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma have no dates to spare for the entire year.
Tricks of the trade
Trade experts attribute this to a couple of factors. First of all, the lack of top actresses in Bollywood right now.
Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, “Kareena is already married and Priyanka is very busy. Sonakshi has already done two to three films with Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Stars prefer to go for new girls who bring freshness to the project.” This is the reason that every year sees the influx of three to four More >
Vivek Oberoi and Neha Sharma talk about Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story
BOMBAY TIMES (February 15, 2013)
Director Vinnil Markan’s Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story (JBKLS) is a love story of a gangster with a fun twist. It is about this tapori Jayanta — played by Vivek Oberoi — who is a tough guy with a golden heart. When he meets this educated, sophisticated girl — played by Neha Sharma — from a corporate background, sparks fly.
Says Vivek, “The moment I heard the script, I was hooked. For me, it was an interesting mix — a blend of the ‘bhai’ roles that I have done, in Company (2002) for instance, and the vulnerable lover boy in Saathiya (2002). That was the challenge. I’ve played a tough guy before, but I have never played someone who is so tough that he can bash up 20 people. I meet this girl and we both detest each other at first. But then, he falls in love with her. Apun Jayantabhai, aur yeh apun ki bhadotri. This is a line from the film.”
When asked about his co-star, the actor says, “Neha was fabulous, she’s really committed and the chemistry between us is sizzling.” Neha, on her part, says, “The chemistry is for everybody to see. It really rocks. People who have seen the promos, called me to say that Vivek and I look good together. I hope the audience likes us as a pair too.”
Talking about her character Simran, the actress says, “I play this modern, endearing girl, who comes from a small town to Mumbai with dreams and aspirations. However, she loses her job and has to move into More >
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; February 13, 2013)
Love is unpredictable. You may find it under least-expected circumstances, and that too, with people you never thought you would fall in love with. This is essentially the crux of Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story (JBKLS).
Actor Vivek Oberoi, who plays Jayanta Bhai, says, “This bhai is different from the other bhais I’ve played. He’s lovable, jovial and entertaining. His love story is interesting since he and the girl come from two different worlds.” The lead actress, Neha Sharma, enthuses, “I’m very anxious, but also can’t control my excitement. I couldn’t have asked for a better team — an extremely supportive producer, a talented director and an amazing co-star.”
MUMBAI PLAYS A ROLE TOO
Mumbai plays an important part in the film, which has been shot across the city, from Colaba in the south to Madh Island and even Dahisar in the north.
Says director Vinnil Markan, who has grown up in Delhi, “I love the town side of Mumbai, especially its architecture. It has an old world charm, which I’m mixing with the new-world buzz. We’ve shot in places like Kotachi Wadi in Girgaum, Worli Fort, Matunga King Circle and Five Gardens in Dadar, locations not usually seen in films.”
Monsoon also marks its presence in the characters’ lives. Vinnil explains, “Most of the film was shot before and during the initial phase of the monsoon season, the remaining was completed by early July. Rain is used as leitmotif in the film. When it’s all bright More >
BOMBAY TIMES (February 9, 2013)
Neha Sharma, who will next be seen in Kumar Taurani’s Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story, had to share quite a steamy scene with Vivek Oberoi. The romantic-comedy, directed by Vinnil Markan, required Neha to lose all inhibitions for a lovemaking scene with Vivek.
While the actress had her initial reservations and doubts, she decided to muster up the courage and went ahead to shoot for it, only to surprise everyone with a flawless act, which was okayed in the first take itself. Talking about his lead pair, Vinnil says, “One of the biggest challenges as a director is to shoot intimate scenes that come off looking as natural as possible. Vivek and Neha made it easy since they were open to directions and took a professional approach towards shooting the scene. Their chemistry in the film will take audiences by surprise”.
Pleased with the new actress’ performance in the film, producer Taurani adds, “Neha and Vivek share great chemistry and that made the intimate scene more convincing. They are both thorough professionals and have given their best to every shot in the movie”.
JayantaBhai Ki Luv Story, produced by Kumar Taurani, releases February 15.
—————————–Neha, Vivek attacked by bedbugs during intimate scene shoot
Sonali Joshi Pitale (MID-DAY; February 9, 2013)
While shooting for an intimate scene with co-star Vivek Oberoi, Neha Sharma found her in the middle of a rather difficult situation.
Neha was not only nervous to shoot the scene, the More >
Chaya Unnikrishnan (DNA; February 4, 2013)
Neha Sharma is a big fan of Salman Khan. What’s more, in one of her upcoming films, that is Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Neha’s character is shown to be one. “It was easy doing that role. My character is mad about Salman and has seen his films a zillion times, her favourite being Maine Pyar Kiya. That’s how she falls in love with the character played by Bobby Deol too,” reveals Neha whose entire family has been watching Salman’s films first day, first show. Ask her about her reaction if she lands a film with the superstar and she squeals, “I will be hysterical for a week at least.”
However, co-stars are not the criteria for Neha when it comes to choosing a film. Having made her debut opposite Emraan Hashmi in Crook, Neha co-starred with Riteish Deshmukh in Kya Super Kool Hai Hum and will now be seen in a romcom with Vivek Oberoi in Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story. Neha describes her character as a young, independent outgoing small-town girl who comes to Mumbai to make it big. She lands up staying in a place that is right next to a gangster played by Vivek. “Both of us are from completely different backgrounds. While I am an IT graduate, he is uneducated and the film shows how despite not wanting to, the duo falls in love with each other. It’s a simple, fun film,” says Neha, who is looking forward to the response. “I am happy to have done both Crook and Kya Super Kool Hai Hum but Crook did not do well and one can’t say what went wrong. More >