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Filmmaker will approach Sohail Khan to broker peace between him and Salman
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; August 28, 2012)
Looks like that David Dhawan is still paying the price for his alleged row with Salman Khan during the release of their 2007 film Partner.
Apparently, now David wants to make a sequel of the film, but despite several attempts to make peace with Salman, he has been unable to do so. Our sources say that David is now planning to approach Sallu’s brother Sohail to broker peace between the two.
The source adds, “The work on the sequel had begun but Salman is still not ready to work with David. The filmmaker will take help from Sallu’s brother Sohail to convince him to do the film.” David Dhavan remained unavailable for comment.
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; June 26, 2012)
He’s the voice behind some of the biggest hits. Whether it’s Soni De Nakhre (Partner, 2007), Jalwa (Wanted, 2009) Right Now (Housefull 2, 2012) or Mukhtasar (Teri Meri Kahaani, 2012) to name a few, the songs have topped the charts and have been rendered by Wajid. Yes, Wajid Khan of the composer duo Sajid-Wajid who has created space as a singer, in just five years!
David Dhawan’s Partner was the first film for which Wajid turned singer. And has not looked back since then. Today, his singing skills have not only impressed directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Kunal Kohli, but also Aditya Chopra who praised Wajid’s talent and ability. “Aditya Chopra complimented me on my singing talent. Actually, I was just rendering a demo when Aditya heard it. He insisted that I sing the song. He said that only my voice could do justice to it,” reveals Wajid who has even rendered a number in Dabangg 2.
The composer-singer says that his father, Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, taught him the importance of the art of singing for a good music director. “It helps the composer to convey the tune and the rhythm in a better way. And somehow this teaching remained with me. One day while recording for Partner, I just sang the two lines of the title track, Do You Wanna Partner which Salman heard and insisted that I actually record it myself. Ditto David Dhawan and then things fell into place. David keeps teasing me saying, “I was the one to give you the More >
BOMBAY TIMES (May 8, 2011)
Mere Paas maa hain… Javed Akhtar’s famous dialogue had Indians hooked since Deewar released way back in 1975. More than three decades after this scene became a part of Bollywood folklore, things have changed manifold as far as the role of mothers go. Maa ke haath ka banaya hua kheer isn’t staple in this age of Brand Bollywood. But that does not mean this industry has forgotten maa totally.
The avatar of maa has undergone mammoth changes. Today’s sexy, bold and confident single moms — as played by Vidya Balan in Paa, Priyanka Chopra in Pyaar Impossible, Kajol in My Name is Khan and We Are Family, Lara Dutta in Partner and Preity Zinta in Jaan-E-Mann — has shifted the spotlight completely from a Nirupa Roy in a crumpled cotton saree shedding tears over her morally corrupt son on the wrong side of law. The cool moms, as played by these actresses, are all fiercely independent characters who are in complete control of their lives without their man. In an industry often accused of misogyny, this is possibly the most positive change that’s slowly gaining ground.
The increasingly discerning audiences are looking for variety in scripts and maturity in characters as much as the directors are writing roles keeping this wider horizon of New Age India in mind.
The biggest affirmation of this change is the fact that mainstream actresses like Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Preity Zinta aren’t shying away from More >
By Ruchika Vyas, Team iDiva (April 23, 2011)
From winning the Miss India title to taking over as Miss Universe, to marrying her ‘ideal’ man, Lara Dutta Bhupathi has come a long way
How important was winning the Miss Universe title? Do these pageants help as a Bollywood platform
Miss Universe is a gift given to very few women in their lifetimes and I had the most incredible year where I grew overnight and also discovered myself at a very young age. The opportunities that it brought far surpassed anything else that has happened in my life.
I have always wanted to be an actor. When I was younger, I thought it would be the stage and I’d do theatre, but the opportunity to act on screen is what millions dream of. I am blessed to have a career that I am passionate about.
How did you find your footing in Bollywood?
I knew very little about Bollywood when I started out. In hindsight, I should have done more homework. Having said that, I’ve never had bad experiences in the industry and share good relationships with all the directors, producers and actors I’ve worked with. For a complete outsider, I’ve had my fair share of successes. I’ve spent eight years of my life in the industry and I think I’ve managed to get a foothold now.
What is it that you hate or love about the industry?
With acting, you are presented with various opportunities to do what you’ve never done before. I always say, as actors, you live hundreds of lifetimes in one, which is one of the More >
…in debutante director Rohit Dhawan’s film
Roshni K Olivera (BOMBAY TIMES; March 4, 2011) David Dhawan’s son Rohit is ready to follow in his dad’s footsteps. His debut film as director — Eros International’s Desi Boyz, which is written by him and stars Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh — is currently under production. And Eros is taking their association with Rohit to the next level by joining hands with him for his next project too. “I couldn’t have asked for more,” said an excited Rohit. “I have wonderful producers and an awesome cast! Now I hope to fulfill my cinematic dreams through Desi Boyz.”
Commenting on the development, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International said, “We have enjoyed some great successes like Partner with David Dhawan and are now looking forward to working with his son Rohit. We are confident of him joining the ranks of leading directors in the industry.”
Ram Mirchandani, Chief Creative Officer, added, “With audience taste getting so evolved, it’s important for them to have an emotional connect with the film, besides being able to laugh their heads off. The script of Desi Boyz is that and much more.” The film, which will see Akki and John come together after six years (Garam Masala released in 2005), has completed its first schedule in Mumbai and the next schedule in London will commence soon. The movie is slated for a November release.
Shoot stress and personal insecurity makes Bollywood couples opt for working holidays
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; February 25, 2011)
Till the end of 2010 Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan took five vacations annually. And this superstar couple hid their exorbitant travel bills from their immediate family because they didn’t want to get lectured on how “they were blowing it all up.” In 2011 though, the star couples are getting more prudent in their approach to their breaks. “Earlier stars would hesitate to join their partners during work. Landing up on a film/commercial set wasn’t considered an ideal way to spend quality time with one another. However, now, there seems to be little choice. Even the most established actors are working around the clock this year,” says an insider. “And vacations will have to be ruled out unless they happen on the shooting location.” On February 23, Kajol boarded a flight to Bangkok to ring in her wedding anniversary (February 24) with Ajay Devgn. The actress is going away till March 5. “We take a holiday every year for our anniversary,” says Ajay. “This year I don’t have the privilege because I’m shooting back-to-back.” Kareena Kapoor flew to Bhopal to squeeze in three days with Saif. Says Bebo, “Aarakshan was planned as a one schedule film. It is set to release in August. It has a heavy duty combination of Amitabh Bachchan, Saif and so many other actors. It’s impossible for Saifu to fly down to More >
BOMBAY TIMES (January 31, 2011)
Deepshikha Nagpal, the actress who has worked in Koyla, Baadshah, Partner, Dhoom Dhadaka etc. is gearing up for bigger things. She is likely to be in the Limca Book of Records for playing eight roles in one film; and we don’t mean eight characters. The actress who is making her directorial debut with a serious drama Yeh Dooriyan is handling as many as eight departments at a time!
She is not only directing and acting in the film, she has also written the story, screenplay and dialogue besides choreographing and producing it too. Ask her about her varied roles and she says, “I have been in the industry since long. My grandfather was a renowned personality in the silent era and has to his credit the launch of cult heroes like Ashok Kumar and Mehmood. I myself have worked with Ashutosh Gowariker, Rakesh Roshan and Abbas Mustan and have learnt things from them. My film deals with a very sensitive subject and I had to convey it to people, so I thought I might as well take up the challenge and make the film myself.”
Being a single mother herself and having a story which resembles her life, Deepshikha feels a special connect with the subject and wants to reach out to many women like her. “Yeh Dooriyan has the tag line Love After Divorce… is it a crime? And I really want to raise this question in society through my film. Women like me have to go through a lot and I hope my film opens the eyes of many,” says the More >
Salman and Govinda reunite at Hum Dono Rangeen premiere
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 05, 2011)
Looks like the month of February seems to be all about patch-ups! Probably the approaching Valentine’s Day seems to be putting our stars in a very loving and forgiving mood.
First with Deepika and Katrina and now Govinda and Salman have decided to take the high-road and let bygones-be-bygones.
On Thursday night, at Dev Anand’s Hum Dono Rangeen premiere held in Cinemax (Andheri), Salman and Govinda hugged like long-lost friends and cleared the air. They were even seen leaving the premises together.Nilesh Wairkar
If you are wondering what went down, well let’s just say that behind any male friendship that goes sour, there is always a woman! Mumbai Mirror was the first to break the story of how Salman and Govinda, who were as thick as thieves, fell out with each other.
The story goes back to when Salman had a keen interest in launching Govinda’s daughter, Narmada. Instead he launched Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter, Sonakshi.
There was a time when Govinda used to frequently visit Salman’s house, Galaxy Apartments, at Bandstand. Their friendship was on a high after Partner.
From spending time at each others’ homes to auto rickshaw rides at odd hours of the night, they were indeed inseparable. Then came Dabangg.
While Salman remained unavailable for comment, Govinda told Mumbai Mirror, ‘Yes, Salman and I met after a very long time.
And we met More >
By Vinay Radhakrishnan, December 31, 2010 – 13:24 IST
An ardent Katrina Kaif fan, Vinay Radhakrishnan writes an open letter to his favourite actress.
I love watching you on screen. I love the fact that you hold a definite grace even as you don that Barbie look perfectly well on you.
I fell in love with you in Namastey London (a film that made many agree that you had arrived as an actor). I was happy to see you get into a comic zone with Partner. Race was pulsating and ‘Zara Zara‘ still plays in my iPod. New York made me strongly believe that Namastey London was not a flash in the pan. I didn’t mind your two scene act in De Dana Dan because I was more than happy with Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and knew that you would strike big with Raajneeti. And then when Tees Maar Khan came closer to release, I knew that ‘Sheila’ would be worth the price of the ticket, something which did happen eventually.
But, and it is a big BUT for that matter, I was surprised that your act started and ended with ‘Sheila’. Of course there was that cute ‘You Dirty Dog’ but when the boys in the house, Akshay (Kumar) and Akshaye (Khanna) were having all the fun, didn’t you feel left out?
A few questions for you that may not entice a response but I do expect them to be read at the least:
1. Really, how did the conversation go like when the film was narrated to you? Was ‘Sheila’ (and only ‘Sheila’) handed over to you on a platter and told that this would be the start and end of it? Was More >
That Salman Khan is making all efforts to promote Sonakshi Sinha and not his daughter Narmada (as he had promised once) has irked Govinda a lot
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 17, 2010) Salman Khan
Salman Khan and Govinda have had a fall-out. Once thick as thieves, they are hardly on talking terms anymore. Reason: Salman’s keen interest in Sonakshi Sinha’s career.
Govinda is miffed that Salman has not lived up to his promise of helping him to launch his daughter Narmada.
A source says, “Narmada is as beautiful and talented as Sonakshi. Last year, Salman was very much involved with grooming Narmada. However, after he started shooting for Dabangg, he has eyes and ears for Sonakshi and not Narmada.”
Govinda may be a disgruntled dad but will not be vocal about it at all, feels the source. After Salman gave him a new lease of life by asking David Dhawan to cast him in Partner (2007), Govinda has grown immensely respectful of Salman.Narmada with Govinda
Apparently, a lot has changed with time. Partner 2 (the sequel which was planned earlier) has not gone on floors yet. And under ideal circumstances, Narmada would have been shooting for at least one film by now, the way Sonakshi is. And Govinda is now making his displeasure apparent. “Dono ke beech Sonakshi ko lekar problem zaroor hai,” adds the source, referring to Govinda and Salman and the fact that Sallu is making all efforts for Sonakshi and is completely ignoring More >