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Debutant director Amit Chauhan’s Boys Toh Boys Hai, inspired by Archie comics and starring Love Sex aur Dhokha actors Anshuman Jha and Raj Kumar Yadav, had to pay the penalty for breaking labour laws.
The crew was caught shooting more than 12 hours twice. The first time the producer was fined 50,000 and the second time, the producer received a warning.
A source from the crew informs, “The union has become super strict since the new rule come up a few months ago. Accordingly, no shootings are allowed beyond 12 hours which is one and a half shift. One day we exceeded the time limit by few hours while we were shooting the climax scene at the Madh Island and we had to pay fine.”
While shooting for his next Hollywood venture The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, our favourite slumdog learnt to ride a bike for the first time
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 19, 2010)
Dev Patel’s next is currently being shot in Udaipur. Fox Search Light, who produced Slumdog Millionaire, is working on this project and John Madden of Shakespeare in Love fame, is directing it.
Newbie Tina Desai, who plays the female lead in the film, will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Lillete Dubey in prominent roles.
We bring you fresh news from the sets. Talking about Dev’s character in the film, a source says, “His character is named Sunny in the film. He has an ancestral property in Udaipur, which his mother and brother want to sell but Dev is against it.
Dev’s character is emotionally attached with his house and he does not want to sell it. In order to protect the property he converts it into a hotel, where he starts handling everything single-handedly the front desk work, housekeeping and work in the kitchen.”
Apparently, Dev has been working really hard on his character. The source adds, “He has been learning to ride a motorcycle, as he is required to do that in one of the scenes in the film. Dev had never ridden a bike before but he is a quick learner. But for his safety, a man always accompanies him on his rides.”
Turns out that, only Dev’s scenes have apparently been shot so far. The lead More >
An entire set erected in Mumbai for Mausam had to be dismantled, causing the loss
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 19, 2010)
Sonam Kapoor, the Masakalli gal from Delhi 6, is feeling much better now after her bout of typhoid. But her illness and her consequent inability to be present on the shoot of Mausam has caused a big hole in the producer’s pocket. The loss is rumoured to be around Rs 75 lakh.
An entire set for Mausam, directed by Shahid Kapoor’s father, Pankaj Kapur, had to be dismantled in Mumbai recently. “Some romantic scenes of Sonam and Shahid had to be shot.
But since Sonam went on sick leave for a long period, we had no option but to cancel the October shoot. The dismantling of the set caused a big loss to the producer,” says a source.
Adds the source, “The next schedule will now be shot in Gwalior. Sonam might be required but only for a few scenes.”
When contacted, Talwar confirmed, “Sonam couldn’t shoot since she was down with typhoid. We had to dismantle a set in Mumbai and lost Rs 75 lakh. But it’s okay. What is important is that Sonam is better now. No problem about the money. We are insured on that, we’ll recover that at a later date.
And of course, we’ll shoot the Mumbai schedule very soon, but that’s only after we complete the Gwalior shoot.”
Having developed serious issues with the production team of Aditya Datt’s Will You Marry Me, Shreyas Talpade allegedly refused to dub for the film
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 19, 2010)
Not too long ago, Mumbai Mirror reported that the entire star cast of Aditya Datt’s Will You Marry Me flew back home without completing the Dubai schedule, on realising that the makers weren’t left with any money.
Reportedly, the situation was so bad that the actors of the film, Rajeev Khandelwal, Celina Jaitly and Mugdha Godse had to foot their own hotel bills. Now, one hears, Shreyas Talpade has refused to dub for the film.
He is apparently upset with the production house since nothing has worked out as per the initial plan.
A source says, “The entire production team has caused constant delays in shoots. They have also had payment issues. Shreyas has been very upset with the production team and the director Aditya Datt and hasn’t turned up to dub for the film.
Shreyas is one of the most humble and chilled out guys in the team and never complains about anything. There must be something really serious that has upset the actor.”
Though Shreyas tried to laugh it off initially, he finally confessed and said, “Things keep happening on film sets every time, but I won’t let the film suffer. Yes, I was a little upset but at the same time, I wasn’t keeping too well. Isn’t it pretty common for little differences to happen on sets? Thodi bahut upar neeche More >
The low collections of the film are posing some problems for a couple of Sanju’s producers, but David Dhawan is confident of Munnabhai…
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 19, 2010)
For Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the box-office collections of Knock Out were as low as 0.58 crore, 0.47 crore and 0.84 crore respectively, one of the lowest collections for a Sanjay Dutt starrer, ever. Knock Out producer Sohail Maklai, a close friend of Dutt’s, is in shock. “I don’t know what went wrong.”
One now hears that Apoorva Lakhia’s Mumbai Taxi Service, about corruption in the police and starring Sanjay Dutt in the lead has been shelved. This apparently happened at the behest of producers Ashtavinayak.
Another Dutt starrer Chatur Singh Two Star, based on the Pink Panther series and directed by Ajay Chandhok, had been shot in South Africa with much fanfare; it is now stalled.
With American studios tightening the noose on illegitimate derivations and adaptations, the makers of Chatur Singh are now willing to let the film remain in the cans. Why would they want to cough up a fortune for copyright infringement?
One of Dutt’s friends says, “The producers of Sanju’s last two films Lamhaa and Knock Out have lost huge amounts of money. Bunty Walia, a close friend of Dutt who produced Lamhaa, is on the verge of bankruptcy. Sanju is a fantastic star. He just needs to get back into shape.
And he needs to stop relying on wrong advisers. The people close to him More >
The actress has done most of the nude scenes in Hisss herself
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 19, 2010)
Mumbai Mirror has reliably learned that Mallika Sherawat has done most of the nude scenes herself in Jennifer Lynch’s Hisss, despite co-producer Ratan Jain and her brother Vikram Lamba claiming that a body double had been used for the same.
Confirming the same, Govind Menon, co-producer of Hisss, said, “Mallika has done most of the nude scenes in Hisss herself. She is a very committed artiste.” Did she have any inhibitions? Menon added, “Working with a woman director made Mallika very, very comfortable. You know what, we talk about competing with the best cinema in the world. For this, we should be ready to do what Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek do, or else we should simply stay at home.” With our clothes on, we hope.
Added Menon, “It was only when she crawls in the mud that she opted for a body double. Moreover, it was very cold that day. The mud scenes were very physically cumbersome. She used the body double for a stunt or two as it would have been dangerous for her to jump.Stills from Hisss
There is no body double in any of the several scenes where she transforms into a snake. Come to think of it, the whole concept of nudity is justified because when you transform into a snake, which Mallika often does in the film, you can’t have a dress or even a cloth or even a piece of jewellery on More >
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 19, 2010)
Siddharth Anand’s Two States based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel has just been announced. And the grapevine says there is already a fall out. It is reported that the film that was announced with Saif Ali Khan (playing a Punjabi) and Priyanka Chopra (playing a South Indian). Now an insider says, “Even before the movie goes on set, there is news that producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Siddharth feel that Deepika Padukone is a better choice for the role of a South Indian than Priyanka is.” Since everything is very tentative right now, none of the principal star cast nor the the makers wish to go on record. But it may well happen that the Love Aaj Kal pair of Saif and Deepika may return in this contemporary take of Ek Dujje Ke Liye.
But has India forgiven the Hollywood actor for kissing Shilpa Shetty?
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 19, 2010)
Richard Gere’s coming back and efforts are on to make the Hollywood star sign an international project to be directed by acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Goutam Ghose. The film titled Lala will see Gere play a writer in India. However, the hitch is that Gere was heavily panned by rights groups in 2007 when he kissed Shilpa Shetty’s cheek during an AIDS awareness programme for truck drivers outside New Delhi. And the actor, who has frequently visited India to help the Tibetans, was served with an arrest warrant. His popularity has also taken a beating.
Efforts are on to see that the incident does not haunt Gere during his visit. Legal opinion is also being taken as the filmmakers don’t want the award winning actor to land in India and be whisked away to prison. Gere, it seems, also needs an assurance that such kind of incident will not damage him further.
The film itself is a controversial one as it will see Gere get involved with the Narmada Bachao Andolan. The script will see him take up the issue of the region, a heavily politicized subject that also got Aamir Khan some heat from political parties in Gujarat.
So, if Gere’s name is not a flashpoint, the project certainly has the capability to irk many due to its content. Will he risk another panning from people in India is something that we have to watch out More >
That, says Rekha, is her biggest catwalk of fame these days
Mark Manuel | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 19, 2010)
I owe her an apology. This interview was done long ago. Much before her birthday. Or her last film, Sadiyan, released and sank at the box-office. Ahead of the rains. Even earlier than she got the Padma Shri. But it never got written. Months ago, we spoke at the health club of a suburban five star where Rekha religiously works out every evening. “Sundays included,” she told me over a cup of herbal tea. The tea was awful, but she was on her second cup. And, at whatever her age, from reaching out and touching distance she looked like the proverbial million dollars. Still. Even in baggy tracks and sweaty tee. Perhaps, it was the workout. “I’m not into heavy duty stuff. I listen to me in everything I do,” she said. “No weights but freehand exercises. I do yoga and also cardio. And in between, I dance, stretch myself, there’s no set rules. That applies to my life as well. It’s important to utilize every bit of your being. Not on a daily basis. I try to on a second basis. But time doesn’t exist in my life. When you savour and relish every moment, then you learn the art of preserving yourself. I don’t use or overabuse myself, don’t do drugs, I eat simple vegetarian food, my mind is not polluted, my mother’s values are imbedded in me. I’m a perceptive person. I know what’s good and I don’t venture into what’s not good. I’ve More >
Makers of Phone Booth won a case against Knock Out, forcing producer Sohail Maklai to shell out Rs 1.5 crore in order to release his film today
Kunal M Shah & Sunil Baghel (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 15, 2010)
Sohail Maklai might have heaved a sigh of relief yesterday late evening when the special bench of the Bombay High Court passed the decision that he can release his film Knock Out today.
However the decision comes at a steep cost; Maklai has had to cough up Rs 1.5 crore as damages, as the judge ruled that the film was indeed a copy of the Hollywood blockbuster, Phone Booth, starring Colin Firth.A still from Knock Out
Our source said, “20th Century Fox had filed the case against the makers of Knock Out, AAP Entertainment and Sohail Maklai, saying that the film is a remake of their production Phone Booth. The judge, Roshan Dalvi, watched both the movies on Wednesday and ruled in favour of 20th Century Fox on Thursday, thereby putting a stay on the release of the film.
However, the producers of the movie approached a division bench of the HC against the order of single judge. After hearing the case for about an hour and a half, the division bench comprising of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice D Y Chandrachud, in turn, put a stay on the order passed by the single judge.Yogen shah Sohail Maklai A poster of Phone Booth
The bench directives though made it clear that the relief granted to them was on More >