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DNA (May 21, 2013)
Paoli Dam, who was last seen in Hate Story, is all set to take up the cause of medical negligence in a big way.
She says, “A few years ago, my close friend’s relative was admitted to the hospital because she was suffering from jaundice. She died due to doctors’ and hospital’s negligence. I felt bad but couldn’t do anything for her family as I was in no position to do so. But I couldn’t forget the incident. The victim’s family has moved the apex court against the doctor and the hospital. They had asked for justice and compensation and though they waited for the judgment, they were rewarded as the hospital had to pay huge compensation in a landmark judgement. When Vikram Bhatt got in touch with me for his film based on the Ankur Arora murder case, I immediately said ‘yes’ to the role. The thing came to my mind was: this is the right platform to express my opinion about the medical system and create mass awareness. Medical practitioners’ community need to fix ethics and accountability. They should have the authority to take disciplinary action against delinquent physicians. People from all stratas of society are affected by this. Michael Jackson’s, doctor was imprisoned for medical negligence. I also admire Aamir Khan for bringing the issue of medical negligence to the fore in Satyamev Jayate.”
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; November 19, 2012)
Paoli Dam is looking forward to be in Goa for the 2012 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that is being held from November 20-30. The Bengali bombshell, who made her B-Town debut with Vivek Agnihotri’s Hate Story, has her Bengali film Elar Char Adhyay, in the Indian Panorama section.
She says, “The event showcases Indian cinema to the world. There are plenty of delegates from around the globe, so I will be soaking in all kinds of cinema. It is an honour to have your film at the festival. It will be screened both in the Panorama and competitive section.” Akshay Kumar is slated to do the opening honours.
Paoli considers the project special to her. Directed by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay, it is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s last novel Char Adhyay. The film is set in India under the British in the 1940s. It’s about a woman’s dilemma between her love and her commitment towards her motherland. Elar Char Adhyay was screened in May at the Bangla Film Festival in London as well as the Bangla Film Festival and awards ceremony in Pattaya, Thailand in July.
Paoli is currently working for her second Hindi film, The Ankur Arora Medical Case, directed by Sohail Tatari about medical negligence. “I have four days of shoot left after which the film will be wrapped up.” For a change from her dare-bare image, Paoli chose a slice-of-life drama for her next Bollywood outing in which she essays a lawyer. She is also simultaneously shooting for More >
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; October 4, 2012)
Bengali films bombshell Paoli Dam is not only in for an image makeover for her second B-Town outing but is also going sans make up
The sex siren, who has been shooting for Vikram Bhatt’s production Ankur Arora Medical Case directed by Sohail Tatari, essays a lawyer in the film.
Paoli who is best remembered for her skinfest in her B-Town debut (Vivek Agnihotri’s Hate Story) says, “This is something totally different with reference to what I have done before. I have family friends who are lawyers. As this is the first time I am doing such a role, I have learnt the technical parts from them. Sohail also conducted training sessions. We would speak in a legal dialect to get a hang of it.”
As reported ‘Look who’s back’ (Hitlist, September 19), Paoli preferred a drastic change for her new B-Town project by taking a role completely in contrast with some of the popular choices of today. The starlet is extremely keen to break the mould and do different kind of films. She wanted a change of image not restricted to the wardrobe alone, but even a deglam look!
Nikhil Dwivedi on his equation with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan and his upcoming film
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; August 7, 2012)
Nikhil Dwivedi might have been out of news for a while but the actor is all set to make a comeback with his next film with Richa Chadha. Post that he will commence work on another, believed to be based on gangster Abu Salem. In an interview Nikhil talks about his equations with SRK and Salman, while trying to dodge questions about his gangster next…
How do you manage to stay close to both SRK and Salman? Because they are both good people. And let’s go to the next question please.
We heard you are doing a biopic on Abu Salem. Is that right? I will not take names but my next project is currently a work in progress. All I can say is that for an actor, it’s always a challenge to play a real-life character and especially if the subject has been so much in public domain. I cannot reveal much yet, but I am extremely excited to start work on my next, which will be loosely inspired from real life people, events and happenings.
But why Abu Salem? I did not say it’s about Abu Salem.
Is it true you had applied for permission to visit Taloja jail, where Salem is currently housed? (Looking surprised) Well what can I say? RAW must hire you!
You seem to be drawn more towards realistic cinema. What’s your take on mainstream films? I do not differentiate. Cinema is cinema. It should entertain and wherever and whenever possible, it must make a relevant point More >
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 30, 2012)
We’ve heard Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen, who has starred in films including A Dangerous Method, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Carlito’s Way, Crimson Tide, G I Jane, A Perfect Murder and Witness, may be director Sudipto Sen’s choice for his adaptation of Bengali litterateur Samaresh Babu’s Amrit Kumbher Sandhaney. If things go as per plan, Mortensen will play a curious foreigner who visits the Kumbh Mela, and meets and falls in love with a dusky Bengali beauty to be portrayed by Paoli Dam.
When contacted, Sudipto Sen refused to confirm Mortensen’s presence in his film. “I am contract-bound to make an announcement only at an agreed time. But yes, I think Viggo will be the comfortable choice. And his dates are available too.”
So is he getting Mortensen on board? “I am travelling to Los Angeles on July 10 for the final dates. I am determined to start shooting in November and complete it during the next Kumbh Mela in January and February,” Sen said.
IANS (MID-DAY; June 6, 2012)
Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who has kept her distance from typical Bollywood potboilers, skin show and the glamourous look, feels the Hindi film industry is not adapting the right elements of western film making.
Several actors like Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Paoli Dam have recently dared to bare in their movies. Asked if she is comfortable with the idea of exposing on screen, Tannishtha said, “I have nothing against pornography. Personally, I don’t think I want to be a porn star.”
“But anywhere in a literate world in a cultured society, that is an alternative culture existing. Unfortunately, we are embracing the trash of the west and that’s very sad,” she added.
She says ignoring skin show is not the solution. “I am not saying that pornography does not need to exist. It has its own space, but I think you should make serious stuff for the mainstream,” she added.
However, she is very happy in her own space with projects like British film ‘Brick Lane’ and Indian films ‘Road, Movie’ and her next, Mangesh Hadawale’s ‘Dekh Indian Circus’. She is glad that alternate cinema is now being appreciated by the country’s audience.
“I am very happy here. I think more interesting stuff is happening in this space and in the last two years, we need to question what is commercial because a lot of what we call ‘other kind of cinema’ is embraced and appreciated by our younger audiences,” Tannishtha said.
“Big examples are ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ and ‘Vicky More >
Paoli Dam may just have made it more difficult than ever for Bollywood actresses to be coy on screen. A few months after Vidya Balan made ripples with her unfettered act in ‘The Dirty Picture’, Dam, 31, seems to have pushed the boundaries even further with ‘Hate Story’. An established heroine in Bengali films, Dam — whose claim to fame might well become her ‘bold’ roles, including the full monty in the unreleased ‘Chatrak’ — tells Meenakshi Sinha why she’s uninhibited under the arclights
THE TIMES OF INDIA (May 6, 2012)
What is the feedback to ‘Hate Story’? • People have loved it. From the story, the background score to its dialogue, the way it’s shot, everything is being appreciated.
This is your first Bollywood film as a leading lady. How did you prepare for it? You practically made out in front of the camera. • I didn’t (laughs). That was the character. Yes, the film is bold and my aim was that it shouldn’t look artificial. That’s all about good acting. It’s not about just titillating people or creating a sensation. I’ve always liked Vikram Bhatt’s films. When he narrated the storyline and the character, I found it outstanding. It’s a woman oriented film. So I thought that there couldn’t be a better launch than this in Bollywood. The film had ample scope for performance; it was stylised, glamorous with many shades to Kaavya, my character in the film. I had tremendous support from Vikram, director Vivek Agnihotri, dialogue writer Rohit Malhotra who made it very More >
Apparently, that’s the reason why Nikhil Dwivedi chose not to play the baddie in Bengali actress Paoli Dam’s Bollywood debut
By Hiren Kotwani (MID-DAY; April 19, 2012)
Word is already out that Bengali siren Paoli Dam’s new film Hate Story revolves around the actress seeking revenge from a man (played by Gulshan Devaiya) who had once wronged her. Now we hear that Nikhil Dwivedi, who plays Paoli’s close friend in the film was actually offered Gulshan’s role first.
Apparently, the Shor In The City actor declined the role as it required him to do many explicitly intimate scenes with Paoli. We ask him if he refused the offer because he didn’t want to offend his then-fiancée Gaurie, Nikhil declines to comment, maintaining, “As an actor, I’m happy with the scope for performance my character gave me.”
Surprisingly, the actor himself is missing from most of the publicity posters of the film as the promotion is focused more on Paoli than anyone else. Nikhil brushes it off saying, “That’s because her character is the selling point of the story.”
We wonder if he is getting a raw deal in the film and Nikhil dismisses it, pointing out that the crux of the film is about Paoli seeking revenge. “I’m playing her close friend who secretly loves her. I’m proud of the way Vikram’s (Bhatt) script has shaped up. And Vivek’s (Agnihotri, director) aesthetic sense of shooting,” he says enthusiastically.
DNA (April 17, 2012)
A Hate Story poster
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the distributors of Hate Story, a Hindi film to be released soon, not to display revealing posters promoting the film.
Refusing to stay a West Bengal Government order directing the distributors not to display the posters showing actress Paoli Dam in sensuous positions, Justice Dipankar Dutta directed that the distributors and the state to file affidavits in support of their contentions.
The distributors claimed that the film has already got an ‘A’ certification and as such the state government cannot ask it not to show the posters of scenes from the film.
The state Advocate General, Anindya Mitra, opposed the plea claiming that such posters should not be displayed in public places, where children also go.
The film, to be released on April 20, by producer Vikram Bhatt is a thriller and revolves around the character played by Paoli Dam.
Actress wishes late maverick artist could paint her in the nude after seeing Titanic again
By Hiren Kotwani (MID-DAY; April 10, 2012)
Looks like Bengali actress Paoli Dam is mighty impressed by that infamous scene in James Cameron’s Titanic where Leonardo DiCaprio paints Kate Winslet in the buff. In fact, she even wishes the late maverick artist M F Husain were around to actually do the job.
Apparently, the actress, who’s making her Hindi debut under the aegis of Vivek Agnihotiri in the Vikram Bhatt scripted film Hate Story, expressed her wish list after seeing the film in 3D over the weekend.
“Paoli wished Husain saab were around, so she could have requested him to paint her like Leo sketches Kate, wearing only a heart-shaped precious stone and nothing else,” revealed our source.
M F Husain
Paoli bagged her Hindi debut after rave reviews of her performance in Chatrak impressed Bhatt and Agnihotri. Our source says, “The conviction with which she did the explicit scenes with frontal nudity also impressed Vikram and Vivek to cast her in the film.”
Interestingly, Paoli has hired fitness instructor Prashant Sawant, who helped Shah Rukh Khan build his six-pack abs for the Darde-E-Disco number in Om Shanti Om. “Paoli felt that she had recently added a couple of kilos after the shooting, and she wants to shed them at the earliest.”