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In Bollywood you are only as good as your last film. And this applies to editors too. Reportedly, Farhan Akhtar, who was impressed with Ritesh Soni’s editing work for the songs in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, decided to bring the editor on-board for his directorial venture Don 2.
A source informed us that the director has told the film’s existing editor Anand Subaya to step aside and let Ritesh Soni take control over the song edits.
“When Farhan was looking for editors for ZNMD to replace Chandan Arora, he decided to try Ritesh.
He edited a couple of songs in the film, including the popular Tomatino song.
Farhan liked his work and when he saw the first promos of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, he decided that Ritesh should edit the songs in his film,” said the source.
Piggy Chops apparently miffed with the Chopras for not offering her a meaty role after Pyaar Impossible. YRF denies any bad blood
Noyon Jyoti Parasara (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 09, 2011)
They reportedly made a promise to Priyanka Chopra more than one year ago. But it seems that YRF has not taken any initiative towards fulfilling their commitment to the actress.
A source informed Mumbai Mirror that Priyanka, out of goodwill, agreed to star in the YRF film Pyaar Impossible, which was the production house’s last attempt to revive the flailing career of Uday Chopra. In return, the production house was rumoured to have promised her a role in a big-ticket film.
However, the YRF banner, which currently has four films under production, does not feature Priyanka in any of them. Instead, newcomer Anushka Sharma has already been signed on for her fifth Yash Raj film, which will be directed by Yash Chopra himself. Even the YRF’s latest blue-eyed girl Katrina Kaif has been brought on-board for multiple projects.
“Priyanka expected that she would be rewarded for her gesture with the leading role in YRF’s biggest franchise Dhoom or Yash Chopra’s untitled directorial venture. However, the actress is rather miffed that she did not figure into either of the YRF projects,” explained the source.
And to add to the tensions between the actress and the banner, the source told us that Priyanka expected at least be considered for other YRF films.
When contacted, the YRF spokesperson said, More >
After a good start with Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na with Aamir Khan Productions, Abbas Tyrewala’s directorial career graph went downhill with the John Abraham starrer Jhootha Hi Sahi.
Undaunted, the filmmaker is back with a new script. And this time around, he has his eyes set on Saif Ali Khan for the male lead in his film. Talking about casting Saif in his upcoming project, Abbas said, “We are just discussing one of the various ideas I have. There are no commitments or firm plans yet.”
A source informed Mumbai Mirror, “Abbas had come to meet Saif when he was shooting in Hyderabad last month. Abbas narrated the script and Saif seemed pretty happy with it.
Later when Saif returned to Mumbai, Abbas met him again. Things seem to be on track. However, they will not declare the project till they finalise the script. Saif may also produce the film.”
Confirming that he had met Saif in Hyderabad, Abbas said, “I am just talking to him the same way I have been talking to other actors.
This is just to see whether we can collaborate. And as far as going to Hyderabad for the script narration is concerned, this is what filmmakers do between projects.”
His composition in Bodyguard is strikingly similar to an Eastern European folk song
Noyon Jyoti Parasara (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 05, 2011)
Himesh Reshammiya’s return as a music director in Bodyguard got him a lot of attention. And while he is busy reveling in his comeback, Mumbai Mirror uncovered a secret that might dampen his celebrations prematurely. The song Teri Meri is not as original as the credits claim.
Himesh composed four of the tracks for the film, one of which was Teri Meri. The song just happens to be a rip off of a Romanian folk song La Betleem (Down There in Bethlehem), which has been rendered by various artists in the country.
One of the latest renditions of the song was composed by Cleopatra Stratan, the youngest singers to score a commercial success.
When contacted, Himesh asserted that his tune was original. He said, “Teri Meri is a raag based original composition. Salman bhai had a folk melody in mind, which I developed into a purely Indian raag based melody with alaaps and Indian phrased melody. There is no controversy at all to this.”
The music of Bodyguard was originally to be composed by Pritam. However, Salman decided to hand over the music directorial reins to Himesh. Pritam, who in the credit roll was referred to as the guest composer, worked on the song I Love You.
Indian filmmaker Jagmohan Mundhra passed away on Sunday morning of cardiac arrest. The 62-year old, famous for his films Bawandar and Provoked, was admitted to Bombay Hospital, on Friday night, for internal bleeding.
A doctor from the hospital informed that Mundhra later had a cardiac arrest and had to be put on a ventilator, but eventually expired at 12:57 pm.
Actress Neetu Chandra, who was seen in his 2010 thriller Apartment: Rent at Your Own Risk, informed, “Jag sir’s body will be taken from Bombay Hospital to his residence in Shivaji Park, Dadar West at 3 pm. Following which, the cremation rituals will be held at 4.30 pm, at a nearby cremation ground.”
Mundhra was born into a conservative Marwadi family. He studied engineering at IIT Mumbai and then moved to the US to do his MSc. However, he eventually followed his calling for filmmaking in 1982. His debut film Suraag starred Sanjeev Kumar and Shabana Azmi.
He went on to make women-centric films like Kamla with Shabana and Deepti Naval in the lead roles. In 2000, Mundhra then moved on to address social issues through his films.
The last member in the industry to have met the filmmaker was Arya Babbar. A few days ago, Mundhra had narrated the script of his thriller K3 to Babbar. It was supposed to go on floors in October.
Deepti Naval: Jag changed my career
I’ve been shooting non-stop for 45 days in Delhi. I had left my phone behind in Mumbai. More >
The dreaded dacoit, who was Phoolan Devi’s third husband, will soon be seen on the big screen. Maan Singh, who was played by Manoj Bajpayee in Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen, will play himself in Krishna Mishra’s next, Beehard.
When contacted, Mishra told us, “During my research, I met Maan Singh. He not only helped with the information but also helped me meet Nirbhay. When he found out that we are making a film, he showed interest in acting.
We offered him to play himself. Even though, he has a small role in the film, he was very eager to get on-board.”
The film is based on the lives of the dreaded dacoits Nirbhay Gujjar and Kusuma Nain. Nirbhay was shot dead in 2005. Kusuma is under trial for 198 criminal cases filed against her and is currently in Orai jail in Uttar Pradesh. She has already been sentenced to death for two of the cases.
Beehard is slated to release by the end of this year or early next.
Noyon Jyoti Parasara (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 29, 2011)
Leander Paes’ fans will finally get to see him on screen. However, they’ll not hear him in the film Rajdhani Express. Director Ashok Kohli has decided to get Leander’s voice dubbed by another actor.
Kohli admitted, “We decided to get his voice dubbed by actor Amitosh Nagpal. Leander has a very strong English accent, when he speaks Hindi. This would not go well with the character he plays. However, that’s not the only reason. Leander is also abroad most of the time and waiting for him to dub would delay the film by months.”
Though Leander is unaware of his voice being dubbed, Kohli denied any conflict with the tennis star. “Our agreement clearly stated that the final call on dubbing rests with us. However, if Leander wants to try it out, we would readily agree,” added Kohli.
Rishi, Ranbir, and the Bachchan father-son have come together for Mehrunnisa
Noyon Jyoti Parasara (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 27, 2011)
Circa 1983, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor shared screen space in Manmohan Desai’s blockbuster Coolie. 28 years later, the stars will reunite for Sudhir Mishra’s directorial venture Mehrunnisa. And that’s not all. The project produced by Nikhil Advani will also have the actors’ sons Abhishek and Ranbir making cameo appearances, making it one of Sudhir’s most ambitious project till date.
While Amitabh and Abhishek have worked together in films like Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar and Sarkar Raj, Rishi and his son Ranbir have never shared screen space. “It is a script that Sudhir Mishra started writing in 1996. However, it failed to take off that time. Nikhil Advani was Sudhir’s assistant back then. After all these years, Nikhil approached Sudhir and asked him to rework the script. Saurabh Shukla is writing the dialogues for the film,” revealed a source.
Talking about the storyline, the source said, “The film starts off with two old men played by Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor reminiscing about their past. Here is where Abhishek and Ranbir come in. They play their respective fathers’ younger selves.”
“Nikhil wanted to take this film on the floors this year. But both Ranbir and Abhishek are busy with other projects now. The film will go on floors only next year now,” added the source.
When contacted, Nikhil Advani refused to comment on More >
At a recent fashion event, the cricketer bumped into ex-girlfriend Kim Sharma and fled the venue asking the organisers to shift him elsewhere
Noyon Jyoti Parasara (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 23, 2011)
Ex-lovers Kim Sharma and Yuvraj Singh broke up four years back. While Kim has surely moved on since then and tied the knot with a Kenyan business tycoon, Yuvraj who had then moved on to enjoy his single status and some good cricket, seems to be having problems getting over his ex-love.
At a recently concluded fashion event, Yuvraj came face-to-face with Kim. “There are three lounges at the venue and Kim was sitting in one of them while she waited for the Wendell Rodericks show. That’s when Yuvraj walked into the lounge. As soon as he saw her, he made a strange face and literally ran out of the lounge shaking his head,” said an eyewitness. “Outside, he asked the helpers to take him to another lounge. Evidently, he was not comfortable sitting in the same lounge as Kim,” added the witness.
In the meantime, Kim, taken aback with all that was happening around her, asked the people around her about what was going on. “Later on in the day while talking to some journalists she sounded pretty annoyed at Yuvraj’s behaviour. She stated that now she is a married woman and Yuvraj had no business behaving like that,” added the source.
Kim remained unavailable for comment. However, when we spoke to a person close to the actress, he said, “She is happily married and would not like her More >
The 68-year-old owner of Kamalistan Studios was in Goa shooting for a music video
Noyon Jyoti Parasara and Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 22, 2011)
Shandar Amrohi, better known as Preity Zinta’s god-father and Kamal Amrohi’s son passed away on Sunday morning in Goa where he was shooting for a music video based on his step mother Meena Kumari’s poems. Amrohi, 68 was one of the owners of the disputed Kamalistan Studios in Jogeshwari (East).
When contacted, on Sunday evening, his brother Tazdar Amrohi informed Mumbai Mirror, “I am right now at the Mumbai Airport. We are here to collect his body.”
A close family friend said, “Shandar was in Goa as they had planned to shoot a music album in memory of the late Meena Kumari. After finishing the shoot around midnight, he came back to his hotel room. Around 2 am, he complained of uneasiness. His hotel maid informed Barkha Roy, who is writing his biography Nowhere To Somewhere, also present in Goa with Amrohi.”
Barkha hurried to Amrohi’s room and he told her that he was feeling a bit too warm. However, the two started discussing the day’s shoot. Before Barkha could realise, he suddenly collapsed. Amrohi was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital where the doctors declared him dead.
A couple of months back, Shandar had announced a tell-all biography, in which he would reveal all about his relationship with his stepmother Meena Kumari. The biography was to be penned by Barkha Roy.
The biography, titled Nowhere To More >