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Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; January 7, 2013)
When it comes to B-Town, birthday parties are always an affair to remember. And such cynosure events are mostly held in the city itself. However, Bipasha Basu is spending her special day away from Mumbai with a handful of dear friends.
The Bong bombshell who recently launched her second fitness video turns 34 today. She has had a busy week but she’s not complaining as she’s looking forward to throwing a private bash in Goa.
People expected to turn up are longtime buddy designer Rocky S, along with some other close friends and relatives.
“She left for Goa yesterday and will be spending the day there with her loved ones and will be back only on Tuesday. Also, she has always adored the place for its wonderful beaches and have been planning for a while to arrange a beach party there,” says a source close to her.
On being asked whether there will be Bollywood actors present at her do, the leggy lass turns diplomatic. “I like celebrating my birthday and I’m one of those who live for the moment. Since this is a once- a- year event, I want it to be a private event attended by those whom I cherish having in my life. I don’t think I’d want it any other way,” smiles Bips.
So what does she wish for in 2013? “Continued good health, love and success,” pat comes the reply!
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Birthday girl Bipasha Basu is living it up with her friends and family in Goa on her special day
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There were 15 hits films in 2012 with EK THA TIGER leading the pack and emerging the biggest of the year. Action led the way with the four biggest hits of the year (EK THA TIGER, DABANGG 2, ROWDY RATHORE and AGNEEPATH) all being action films. There were around 155 Hindi film releases in the year.
ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER -
BLOCKBUSTER 1. Ek Tha Tiger 2. Dabangg 2 3. Rowdy Rathore
SUPER HIT 4. Agneepath 5. Housefull 2 6. Barfi! 7. OMG Oh My God! 8. Raaz 3 9. Kahaani 10. Vicky Donor
HIT 11. Jab Tak Hai Jaan 12. Bol Bachchan 13. Son Of Sardaar 14. Cocktail 15. Ishaqzaade
EK THA TIGER, DABANGG 2, AGNEEPATH, JAB TAK HAI JAAN and SON OF SARDAAR got the benefit of major holiday which improved the film’s prospects at the box office.
EK THA TIGER got the luck of the draw as two of the biggest holidays of the year, in the form of Independence Day and Eid as well as holidays after Eid, all fell in its first week giving it a huge extended first week.
Bipasha Basu talks about the highs and lows of 2012 and being comfortable in her own space
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; December 29, 2012)
The year is coming to an end and Bipasha Basu has her eyes set on 2013. The actress may not be on a film-signing spree but she rules out being part of the ‘rat race’. Bips talks about being content in her own space and coming full circle in her career with her last Bhatt film.
Do you have any New Year plans? Just a couple of days ago, I didn’t know whether I’d be celebrating Christmas or not! That’s how unorganised I am. So naturally, I don’t have any plans for New Year’s Eve either but I’ll make sure I enjoy it with my dear ones.
What has been the high point of 2012 for you? There have been several of them. For instance, coming back to the Bhatts — it was like completing a circle. And then the overwhelming reception Raaz 3 received even though my role was evil. For an actor, they say the toughest part is to get accepted playing a villain so I think that was a career high for me.
And what about the low points? Immediately after Raaz 3, I had swine flu. It was horrible. Even after I recovered, I was having post-traumatic experiences. There were days when I just didn’t just have the energy to carry on. For someone as hyperactive as me, it was almost like death. I’m the kind of person who asks for health more than anything else because once I have that, I’ll figure out the rest.
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Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 14, 2012)
Despite ten years in the industry, Bipasha Basu is still trying to adjust to large crowds. On Tuesday, scared of being mobbed, she fled an event.
This is not the first time Bipasha has faced the ‘mob’ menace. The year started with the actress reportedly getting ‘mobbed’ in a mall in Bangalore. Sources claimed, it was just the sight of the people outside the store she was visiting that frightened her. This was followed by several other ‘mobbing’ reports. Be it during the promotional tour of Raaz 3 in Ahmedabad or during an event in Surat where she was ‘rescued’ by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
On Tuesday too Bips wasn’t pleased with the security arrangement. After giving the organisers an earful, she left soon after. “Things were pretty chaotic,” she told us.
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; December 13, 2012)
It looks like Jacqueline could be having second thoughts about declining Krrish 3. The actress, who was initially approached for a meaty negative role, was later replaced by Kangna.
Jackie confesses that though she wanted to do the film, her dates did not match. In fact, she also said no to Esha Gupta’s role in Raaz 3, which went on to become a hit.
The actress rues, “ Sometimes certain circumstances are beyond your control. Then you hear about those projects and think you could have been a part of those films, you do feel bad. But you have to learn to let go.”
Jackie crosses Kangna again
Recently at a gym, Jackie and Kangs had a near face-off incident. As Kangna entered the gym, the former model-turned-actress was seen leaving in a huff. Though onlookers say Jackie saw Kangs entering, she didn’t want to hang around and neither did the two exchange any pleasantries.
Sneha Mahadevan (BOMBAY TIMES; November 22, 2012)
Vikram Bhatt has had a good year with both Raaz 3 and 1920 Evil Returns faring well at the box office. He recently entered a partnership with Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series to produce five films that promise to push the barriers in the science-fiction, thriller and horror genre.
Vikram had wanted to direct fewer films and produce more, but now he has decided to direct two of the films himself. Though horror is his forte, this time he will be directing an action film set in the sci-fi genre. The second film, starring Bipasha Basu, is his most ambitious project.
About their association, Bhatt says, “Bhushan and his company understand the value of a new idea and they are willing to cross frontiers to make films of the future. It’s rare to find partners who share your belief and vision.” Kumar adds, “We are happy to associate with Vikram and ASA Productions, they have an impressive track-record with their films.”
The first film to go on floors this January is Bhaag Johnny, a supernatural thriller with Kunal Kemmu. Next comes Hate Story 2.
Sayantan Dalal (DNA; November 14, 2012)
Actress Esha Gupta seems to have become the new blue eyed-girl in the Bhatt camp. After doing two back-to-back films with the production house, run by filmmakers Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt, the actor is likely to do a thirdfilm with them.
The pretty actor made her debut with the Bhatts in Jannat 2, opposite actor Emraan Hashmi. She then went on to star in their next film, Raaz 3, which also had actor Bipasha Basu getting back with the Bhatts. “This year, Esha Gupta has definitely proven to be the lucky charm for the production house. She starred in two back-to-back films with them – Jannat 2 and Raaz 3 – and both turned out to be hits, commanding a good opening at the box-office (BO). Whereas Raaz 3 did fantastic business at the BO within first three days of its release, Jannat 2 had a good turnout as well. Esha herself was critically acclaimed for her performances in both the films. Thus, it’s not surprising that the Bhatts consider her lucky and want to collaborate with her again.”
The actress, who recently starred in director Prakash Jha’s multi-starrer Chakravyuh, has been busy with her debut on TV show Supercars. The source further adds, “The Bhatts are considering her for one of their upcoming flicks, which will be their third with the leggy beauty. They are very happy with her work and her professional attitude. Though it’s too early to talk about it, they are definitely considering her for their next film and are lining up a More >
Jayoti Soor (DNA; November 14, 2012)Vikram Bhatt DNA
Vikram Bhatt’s films despite eliciting a laugh rather than a scream from the audience have mostly clicked with the masses due to their racy themes and bold characters. In a candid chat with DNA, he divulges why despite all odds his films click at the box-office and why critics’ acclaim has eluded him so far.
Vikram feels more than the star power, it is the story you decide to tell, that remains the deciding factor between a hit and a flop film. “90 percent people feel that having stars in your film is equivalent to success. Stars will earn you the initial crores but there is no security. For me the story lies at the heart of everything,” he says. Talking about the reason why he has stuck with newcomers more than established actors in the industry. “I had little choice over the matter. I have always wanted to make films with weird, haunted themes that the established names have refused to experiment with,” he says and adds, “Rather than make stars of the actors I have launched, my actors have made me into a star.”
Speaking about why awards have eluded him, he answers confidently, “I don’t care for critical acclaim. They want a certain kind of aesthetics and content that I won’t like to confine myself to. I love making mass entertainers,” he says and adds, “These very critics change their opinions with time. None of the mass entertainers like David Dhavan, Rohit Shetty or Manmohan Desai have appealed to the More >
The filmmaker talks about riding the roller coaster and making his way back to the Bhatt camp with
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 31, 2012)
A hit, a flop, a rumoured reunion and dissolution Vikram Bhatt has had a mixed year so far. But with his upcoming production, the filmmaker seems to be excited. Here he speaks about rumours of him getting back to his wife, his company getting dissolved and his daughter Krishna…
Haunted a hit, Dangerous Ishhq a flop and then Raaz 3 a big hit. How has it been? Exactly like a roller coaster! The phone rings like mad and then it goes silent and then rings like mad again! After a hit, people want you to repeat the magic and after a flop people don’t want to be anywhere around you but I am on the top of my game now!
After seven years away from the Bhatt camp, your comeback film with them Raaz 3 made a lot of moolah… My intent to go back was to give back what I owed to my guru and my friend. I had left over petty issues and I had to right the wrong. I thank God that the movie is a success because the mere intention of repaying my debt would never be enough.
How much truth is there in the news that you and your business partners at ASA (his banner) are separating? That’s nonsense! I owe my partners as much as I owed Bhattsaab and Mukeshji. They came to a man who was down and out before 1920 and put their faith in him. They helped me fulfill my ambitions of 3D and backed me on every step. I am committed to make this company the biggest in More >
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; October 14, 2012)Esha Gupta DNA Research N Archives
She had three films to bank on even before her first release, and actress Esha Gupta admits that she could’t have asked for a better start. “I am yet to figure out the hows and the whys of it,” she says. “All I know is that it’s been one day of shooting after another and I have just been soaking up each experience as it comes. And I am prepared to take it all on.” And does that include rumours of link-ups that most actors often face? “Well, I find the thought amusing. Link-ups huh? They better be with someone hot and unattached though,” she laughs.
What about her chemistry with her Chakravyuh co-star Arjun Rampal? “Well, we play a married couple, so we have tried to maintain the flavour of a relationship between a man-and a woman, instead of the regular girl-meets-boy romance. So that role was also interesting for me to play so early on in my career,” shares Esha. Incidentally, the actor sports a tattoo on her wrist with the initials AR and she points out that it did have tongues wagging and imagination running wild. “But it’s not Arjun Rampal as many would like to believe, AR are the initials of my parents’ names,” she reveals.
Esha’s track record is already proving to be an enviable one, but what has everyone talking about is her transition from a sexy Bhatt heroine in Raaz 3 to a tough-as-nails cop in Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh. “I really don’t understand why people find it hard to More >