Posts tagged Oshiwara
Shiva Devnath (MID-DAY; January 16, 2013)
A 49-year-old Marathi film producer was arrested yesterday evening for allegedly raping a struggling actress.
According to Oshiwara Police, the accused Ramesh Singh is a resident of Kandivli (East) and had promised a 33-year-old woman a lead role in his upcoming film.
The woman, a native of Pune, stays alone in Goregaon and had met Singh through a model co-ordinator.
On Saturday afternoon, Singh called the woman to a mall in Oshiwara. They had lunch together and the accused told the victim that he wanted to finalise her contract and give her the signing amount. He added that the financer was in Dahisar and he promised to drop her back after the deal was done. “Singh allegedly raped the woman after taking her to a guest house in Dahisar,” said PSI Vijayanand Patil, Oshiwara police station.
The victim, who was threatened with dire consequences if she complained, left from the guesthouse and went back to her apartment. On Sunday she called her parents in Pune and told them what had transpired the day before.
Her parents guided her to lodge a complaint at the nearest police station. Overcoming her fear, she approached the Aarey Milk Colony police station on Monday to register her complaint against Singh.
The case was transferred to Oshiwara police station as Singh had picked up the woman from the area.
Yesterday, the officers from the Oshiwara police station arrested Singh from his house.
He will be produced before the court More >
Filmmaker sends a letter to the cops saying the Ravi Pujari gang has been calling to ask for Rs 50 lakh as protection money
Nazia Sayed (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 21, 2011)
The underworld has returned to Bollywood. And this time they have targeted none other than the YRF man himself.
Yash Chopra has been receiving threat calls from gangster Ravi Pujari. In fact, Chopra has even gone ahead and sent a letter to the Zonal DCP about the same and has received extra security post that.
According to the police, a Ravi Pujari gang member has been calling up the landline at Yash Raj Films office in Oshiwara. The person, at times claiming to be Ravi Pujari himself, has demanded protection money worth Rs 50 lakh from the filmmaker.
Tired with the calls, Chopra sent a letter to the cops and two constables have now been posted outside the YRF office.Underworld don Ravi Pujari has been threatening Yash Chopra (Above)
This is however, not the first time Pujari or his gang members have threatened a film personality. Before Chopra, Ayesha Takia’s husband Farhan Azmi received threat calls in a similar fashion.
Filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Ravi Kapoor have also received threats from the same gang.
The Additional Commissioner of Police confirmed the story and said that the police are looking into the matter.
When contacted, a Yash Raj Films’ spokesperson denied the story. Yash Chopra was not directly available for comments.
Aditya Narayan and Shweta Agrawal take their relationship problems to the street
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 04, 2011)
Aditya Narayan and Shweta Agrawal’s relationship hit a bump in the road on Wednesday night at a private dinner hosted by Sunidhi Chauhan for the recording of her song with Enrique.
Aditya and Shweta are both trying to make a niche for themselves in Bollywood; they acted together in Vikram Bhatt’s Shaapit last year.Yogen Shah Aditya with Shweta in happier times
After being in love for a year, there seems to be trouble in paradise for Udit Narayan’s son, Aditya, as he publicly squabbled with girlfriend Shweta.
They then proceeded to take their fight outside the restaurant and Chauhan followed suit to separate the two.
Our source describes the incident, telling us, “It was very evident that something was wrong between the two, as they looked irritated.
The private dinner was hosted by Sunidhi as she had just completed her international album with Enrique.
She invited her close friends, which included Shefali Zariwala, Hard Kaur, Shriya Sharan, Aditya and his girlfriend Shweta for a celebration dinner. When the fight between Aditya and his girlfriend got out of hand, they left and started fighting outside the restaurant at Oshiwara.
That’s when Sunidhi also rushed out and took control of the situation, before it got out of hand. Aditya and Shweta left separately.
It definitely seemed that something was terribly wrong and More >
Far from the madding Andheri-Goregaon, dramaville has a new address – the distant but affordable Mira Road
Alka Shukla (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 13, 2011)
At Mira Road, in the midst of an unending cavalcade of trucks on the highway, a slew of under-construction towers, dozens of builders’ hoardings persuading readers the suburb is not really that far, and a cluster of factories at Penkar Pada, the last thing you expect is a dash of glamour.
But inside one of the decrepit structures, you are greeted not by the drone of heavy machines but spot boys and lightmen moving shooting equipment and production vans.
The town, considered the last resort way into the ’90s, is now on television.
Separated from Greater Mumbai by a marshy creek, the suburb was just fields until the late ’70s. Even in the late 1990s, it was primarily two large townships Shanti Nagar and Naya Nagar with a few others just emerging.
Now, in 2011, when the population here has crossed the 10 lakh mark, it is fast becoming the small screen’s big location.Nilesh Wairker Actors rest on the palatial set of Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo between shots
A monument to this merger of the old Mira Road and the new is Magnum ‘studios’, an erstwhile textile factory.
The palatial house here is home to Bharati, a midget and lead character of Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo, and her in-laws.
It attempts to remind you of the Agra style of architecture. The garishly dressed men and women in it are, More >
Yesteryear actress Farah Naaz slaps legal notice on TV channel for filming her secretly for a show about swapping moms
Bapu Deedwania (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 11, 2011)
Actress Farah Naaz, who reigned during the 80s and 90s, was in for a rude shock when a team from a reality show reached unannounced at her residence in Oshiwara on February 2 and allegedly began shooting her and her 14-year-old son without her permission.
The furious actress has sent a legal notice to the channel and the production house.Yogen shah
The show is about contestants exchanging mothers, and how she fits into and adapts to her new family.
Farah, known for hits such as Naseeb Apna Apna and Love 86, lives with her son at Starship apartments in Oshiwara. In her legal notice a copy of which is available with Mumbai Mirror -Farah says that her privacy was invaded by the channel and the production house to boost the show’s TRP.
What has possibly complicated the matter is the fact- as brought out in the notice that one of the contestants is Vindoo Dara Singh, Farah’s ex-husband and father of her son. Singh is now married to Dina Unirovia, who is also participating in the show.
According to the format of the show Unirovia is required to take care of Tanaaz Irani’s children Zeus and Zianne and in turn Tanaaz is required to take care of Unirovia’s child.
Farah’s lawyer advocate Rizwan Siddiqui said that Farah and her son had never shown any interest to be part of this show More >
Kunal M Shah chronicles Bollywood’s wickedest scandals from 2001 to 2010 with encyclopaedic rigour
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 31, 2010) 2001
Star secretary Ajit Diwani was murdered by the underworld in 2001. Cops caught producer Nazim Rizvi and later Bharat Shah for their alleged involvement with the underworld during the making of Chori Chori Chupke Chupke.
From Salman Khan to Preity Zinta to Shah Rukh Khan to Sanjay Dutt, everyone was deposed before the MCOCA court.
Salman Khan creating a ruckus with his then girlfriend Aishwarya Rai on the sets of Shah Rukh Khan’s Chalte Chalte following which SRK replaced Aishwarya Rai with Rani Mukherji.
In September, Salman Khan’s car mowed down some pavement dwellers in Bandra. Salman was allegedly drunk.
The case is still pending. By October the same year Abhishek and Karisma’s engagement was announced, but was soon called off. Aamir Khan and his wife Reena Dutta filed for divorce.
Aishwarya Rai moved on from Salman Khan and started dating Vivek Oberoi. Vivek Oberoi called for a press conference to announce that Salman Khan was threatening him over the phone and had allegedly made 41 calls to him.
Mallika Sherawat announced her debut with 17 kisses in Khwahish.2004
Starlet Preeti Jain filed a rape case against director Madhur Bhandarkar.
Madhur went underground for some days before appearing in front of cops and the More >
The two lovers have parted ways
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 03, 2010)
All is not well between Himesh Reshammiya and his lover TV actress Sonia Kapoor. Sonia is no longer a regular at Reshammiya’s flat in Sky Heights, Lokhandwala. Sources say that the two lovers have definitely parted ways.
Sonia and Reshammiya were dating each other since 2006. A few months ago, there was even talk of how Sonia goes back to her flat in Castle Tower, Oshiwara, and plays Reshammiya tracks at deafening decibels, annoying her neighbours.
A source, on request of anonymity, told Mumbai Mirror, “Since the past two months, Sonia is not seen in our building anymore. Pehle woh roz dikhti thi. Sonia and Reshammiya are now just friends.”
According to the report that broke Reshammiya’s extra-marital affair, his parents and wife Komal had no objection to the dalliance; they had accepted the fact and welcomed Sonia to their family. Reshammiya and Sonia even went on holidays together. On New Year’s Eve, they travelled to Sri Lanka. He also used to take care of all her expenses and had been recommending her to all his producer and director friends. The couple had even been spotted going for a spin the hood in Himesh’s Merc.
However, Sonia and Himesh put up a very brave front when we called them last evening. Said Reshammiya, “Sonia and I are still friends.” Seconded Sonia, “That’s right. And you know what, we were never in a relationship.” That’s not More >
Hindi film director Vishal Bhardwaj and Anglo-Indian writer Ruskin Bond make for an unlikely working pair. But they think the world of each other
Anubha Sawhney Joshi | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; August 22, 2010)
It’s not everyday that you hear Ruskin Bond sing. “But I was so bored and irritated with Mumbai’s traffic, I really considered breaking into song just to clear the cars,” says the 76-year-old Mussoorie resident only half in jest. The writer made the trudge from Colaba to Oshiwara to meet friend and fan Vishal Bhardwaj, who has based two of his films (The Blue Umbrella and Saat Khoon Maaf) on stories originally written by Bond. But more on that later.
“I’m a really bad singer but I quite enjoy singing. As a young man, I was fascinated by opera and would subject people to my baritone and tenor,” he says. But egg him on to sing and he surprises you with a song nowhere close to opera. Hawa mein udta jaaye, mera laal dupatta malmal ke.. err.. ka, Bond croons, sitting in the music room of Bhardwaj’s office. The music director nods approvingly.
Getting this duo together in Mumbai is a rarity. “But I’m happiest meeting Ruskinji in Mussorie,” says Bhardwaj, adding that he’s bought the house next to the author’s and they now share a wall. They actually share more than that. Both love the mountains. And enjoy a story well told, preferably over a couple of stiff drinks.
So who’s the better storyteller? “He is,” both say in unison. More >
Nothing is permanent in Bollywood. Udit Narayan’s son Aditya, who will be making his debut with Vikram Bhatt’s Shaapit soon, has moved out of his father’s house. Apparently he doesn’t want to be associated any longer with his father – all is definitely not well.
Our source said, “Everything was fine till Aditya started shooting for Shaapit. In fact, Uditji had even come for the first day’s shoot. Now Aditya has bought himself a house in Oshiwara and is staying there. He has categorically told his father that he wants to create his own identity and told him not to interfere with his career.”Aditya Narayan
Vikram Bhatt, the director of Aditya’s film, said, “I can’t comment on the father-son relationship as I am not aware about anything amiss. His father called me after he saw the promos and I am sure he is very happy for Aditya.”
But Aditya Narayan didn’t mince words. “I don’t want my father to promote me. I have my own house and studio and I want it to be my solo effort. He has brought me up but I have always taken my own decisions, be it the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa show or Shaapit.”
Asked why his father is not seen by his side these days, Aditya said, “He was present on the sets on the first day of the film. Why would I want my father to visit my sets everyday? He helped me take a More >
One of the steadiest relationships in Bollywood has gone kaput. Rumour has it that the four-year-long relationship between Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey has hit a rocky patch and that that their impending wedding, which was to be held in December, has been called off. The couple was living together at Oshiwara, Andheri. A source said, “Konkona and Ranvir had been going around for quite some time and they were extremely serious about each other. Despite their hectic work schedule, Ranvir would make sure that he was always present wherever Konkona used to shoot and similarly, Konkona would always make time for Ranvir.
Everything was fine between them and they had also finalised a December wedding. However, something went wrong and the marriage has been called off, at least for the time being.”
“There is definitely something wrong between the two and there is a big question mark over the status of their relationship. No one is aware except a few close friends and immediate family members as to what exactly led to the break-up. Both Ranvir and Konkona love their privacy and this is precisely why they never spoke about their relationship even while they were seeing each other all these years. It is highly unlikely that they will speak about their break-up,” added the More >