Posts tagged RAHUL BOSE
…there are others too on this list of Famous Gay People In Bollywood who don’t have same sex orientation
DNA (April 3, 2013)
The international website called IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base) is sort of bible for the films fans and the film fraternity. This website has an article — Famous Gay People From Bollywood. The names of this list (in order of appearance) are: Onir, Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan, Bobby Darling, Rahul Bose, Sanjay Suri, Kunal Kohli, Rohit Roy, Sanjay Gupta, Mahesh Manjerekar, Sahil Shroff, Purab Kohli, Aditya Panscholi and Deepak Parasher.
The list was created by ChrisTreborn seven months ago, and it has fans of SRK questioning if it is indeed a fact that their idol has a different orientation.
HOW RELIABLE IS IMDB INFORMATION The Disclaimer: Information in the Internet Movie Database comes from various sources. While we actively gather information from and verify items with studios and filmmakers, the bulk of our information is submitted by people in the industry and visitors like you. In addition to using as many sources as we can, our data goes through consistency checks to ensure it’s as accurate and reliable as possible.
How to correct the mistake…. The website admits, “Given the sheer volume and the nature of the information we list, occasional mistakes are inevitable and, when spotted/reported, they are promptly verified and fixed. That’s why we welcome corrections and submissions.” So now all the actors on that list know what they have to More >
Shubha Shetty (MID-DAY; March 15, 2013)
The upcoming Fashion Week will see an unlikely candidate walk the ramp. The model in question is Kiran Rao and this would be the first time she has undertaken such an assignment.
Apart from Kiran, the fashion show will also have Dino Morea and Nandita Mahtani walk the ramp together–an indication they are finally in a mood to acknowledge their long-standing relationship.
But, it isn’t without reason these celebrities have decided to walk the walk. All this is for Ronnie Screwvala’s Swades Foundation – an NGO that works for rural empowerment.
Designer Vikram Phadnis, in collaboration with the foundation, travelled to rural areas of Maharashtra like Raigad and Ratnagiri and took inspirationfrom the rustic fashion and it is the collection based on this that the celebrities will be wearing during the show
Joining Kiran, Nandita and Dino will be the likes of Deepika Padukone, Ekta Kapoor, Jeetendra, Farah Khan, Dia Mirza, Rahul Bose, Vaibhavi Merchant, Sanjay Khan, Chetan Bhagat and the Kai Po Che team including Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Raj Kumar Yadav.
The actor came in for sharp, widespread criticism for his comment at a Delhi event on Friday, where he advocated reform for rapists, even Nirbhaya’s, if any of them showed ‘genuine remorse’
Chandna Arora (BOMBAY TIMES; March 11, 2013)
Men are integral to the fight for women’s safety — that was the message and theme of a ‘social media storm’ organised in support of the Ring The Bell campaign in Delhi. But that was overshadowed by the controversy around a statement Rahul Bose made, saying that even Nirbhaya’s rapists should be given a chance to reform if any of them shows genuine remorse.
“…We have to ask ourselves, of the five or six of the rapists of the December 16 (gang-rape), is there anyone who wants to change, who wants to reform … Nobody is saying about commuting any sentence, the sentence stands as it is, but while it stands, can we create a gender warrior among them?” he asked. “If anybody is open to reaffirmation, do we have it in us to subvert our patriarchal mindset and tell them that we are ready to confer even the right to reform to you, even if there is such a massive public upsurge against you?… If we have to… evolve as a civilisation further beyond the boundaries of India, then we have to look at forgiveness,” he said.
By the next morning, social media was buzzing with sharp reactions to this statement, with Rahul coming in for criticism about, as some tweets said, ‘defending rapists’. “@RahulBose1 should also tell us how exactly we can measure remorse. More >
Rahul Bose, who plays an Al Qaida terrorist in Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam, is livid over the protests
Roshmila Bhattacharya (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 29, 2013)
Rahul Bose is livid over protests by Muslim groups alleging that Kamal Haasan’s Hind/Tamil bilingual, Vishwaroop/Vishwaroopam, also dubbed in Telugu, portrays the community in a negative light. The actor who plays the villain, Omar, asserts that there’s not even a shadow of communal colour in the film.
“If Omar is an Afghani Al-Qaeda Jihadi intent on destruction, then Mr Haasan’s character, Vishwanath, is an undercover RAW agent, equally determined to keep the country safe. And since both the hero and the villain are Muslims, the anti-Islamist debate is a non-starter, they targeted the wrong film,” he says.
Speculations are rife that Omar is modelled on the slain terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. Bose shrugs off the misconception, “It’s laughable, there’s no resemblance in look or dialogue, 32 reviews down South have been kind to me.”
The espionage thriller opened in 82 screens in Kerala on January 25, but screening was stopped after the first show. In Trivandrum, youth wing members of parties like the Yuva Morcha and Hindu Munnani ensured shows resumed the next day, but in Karnataka the state police, afraid of disrupting communal harmony, pushed the release to January 27, post the Milad-un-Nabi and Republic Day celebrations.
In Andhra Pradesh, the Telugu version opened in Hyderabad a day after the rest of the state, More >
Rahul Bose explains why he chooses to do the hatke-kind of films and his definition of success
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; January 22, 2013)
There are very few in the Hindi film industry who have managed to balance their acting career with an equal involvement in social causes. Rahul Bose is one of them. The actor, who recently participated in Mumbai’s annual marathon, also has two others films in two different languages up for release. In a carefree chat with us, the 45-year-old shared his thoughts on films, direction and his favourite sport rugby.
Do you think more Bollywood actors should back social awareness events? If you’re happy doing it, do. If not, there’s no compulsion. One actress once told me that her job is to make others happy by acting, so isn’t she right in her own way? We should follow our heart’s desire and shouldn’t exhibit arrogance at the same time. At least that’s what I believe in.
Is it a conscious decision to do unconventional roles? Let me put it this way: a career is not defined by what you say yes to but what you say no to. As I grow older, the pleasure of doing decent work is what satisfies me. I’m less attracted to fame and money today. Apart from Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam, I stand by every single film I’ve worked in so far.
And you’re playing a negative role in your next, Midnight’s Children? Well, it’s a token villain to be precise. The film doesn’t’ really have a villain. In fact, Deepa Mehta has inserted moments in the film, which are very More >
Team BT (BOMBAY TIMES; January 21, 2013)
The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013 on Sunday saw a lot of first timers like Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadda, Tom Alter, Vidya Malvade, Rajneesh Duggal, author Gregory David Roberts and wife and restauranter Nikhil Chib and wife Natasha. Besides them, the usual favourites — John Abraham, Anil Ambani, Milind Soman, Rahul Bose, Tara Sharma, Ashmit Patel and chef Sanjeev Kapoor — were spotted in their sporty best.
The themes at the marathon, as always, were causes like save the girl child, women empowerment, education, save the environment, support for the physically impaired. However, the recent gangrape incident and the nationwide uprising that followed it, seemed to have been given a miss.Evelyn Sharma Rajneesh Duggal Miss India World 2012 Vanya Mishra, Chairman of the Miss World pageant Julia Morley and Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu Tina Ambani, Gulshan Grover, Sakshi Tanwar and Sharman Joshi
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; January 18, 2013)
Rahul Bose, who will be seen playing the role of General Zulfikar in Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, seems to share a karmic connection with the book. A source says that the actor was actually supposed to play another character, that of Saleem, in BBC’s adaptation of the same novel that was being planned almost 15 years ago. According to the source, Rahul had auditioned for the role of Saleem Sinai in front of Rushdie way back in 1997. “Rushdie loved his performance so much that he signed him to play the lead role of Saleem in a documentary-styled film series. Rushdie had planned the novel to be made into a five-film series with BBC. However, due to some unavoidable reasons, the film had to be called off. But now interestingly, Rahul is once again associated with the novel though playing a different role,” says the source.
With Anurag Kashyap showing interest in his project, Rahul Bose is keen on directing his muchdelayed second film
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; January 16, 2013)
More than 10 years ago, Rahul Bose made his directorial debut with Everybody Says I’m Fine! Though the film was received positively on the film circuit, he hasn’t gone behind the camera for his second film since.
However, the actor-director is optimistic about ending the delay very soon.
Especially since Anurag Kashyap has shown faith in his script and might produce it too.
For more than half a decade now, Rahul has been trying to adapt Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke. But things are about to change. “Every year I keep telling myself that I’ll get working on this film and then I don’t for some reason or the other. But I feel 2013 will be different. Before approaching Anurag, I knocked on the doors of all possible production houses, independent entities and financiers. But none of them showed any tangible interest nor were ready to take a risk,” sighs Rahul, who will appear next in Deepa Mehta’s screen adaptation of Midnight’s Children.
So why didn’t he move on to some other script? “I’ve spent more than six years on it and I’ve written 18 drafts so far. I could have shifted my attention to something else but the feeling that isse toh mujhe banani hai kept me engaged. Hopefully, we’ll start shooting in the middle of the year,” Rahul crosses his fingers. Amen.
Subhash K Jha (BOMBAY TIMES; October 24, 2012)
Among the first to produce and host quiz shows on television, his name is associated with ground-breaking formats like Kaun Banega Crorepati and Dus Ka Dum. And now, Siddhartha Basu is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Shoojit Sircar’s political thriller Jaffna.
In a casting coup of sorts, the director of Vickey Donor has roped in Siddhartha to play the head of the RAW team in his upcoming film, alongside John Abraham who portrays an investigative journalist. Not many people know that Siddhartha happens to have substantial past experience as a stage actor.
When contacted, Sircar refused to comment saying he had signed a Non Disclosure Agreement with his producers. However, Siddhartha, who is currently in London, spilled the beans: “My good friend and long-time associate Shoojit won’t take no for an answer. He says I am just what he has in mind to play the head of an intelligence agency.” We’ve learnt Jaffna will also have Ronit Roy and Rahul Bose as RAW team members.
Lead actor Satya Bhabha had to work really hard to keep up with co-actor Siddharth, his on screen rival, on the sets of Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Midnight’s Children
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 6, 2012)
It was a battle between the ‘nose’ and the ‘knee’ on the sets of Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children in Sri Lanka. Lead actor Satya Bhabha who plays the grown up Saleem Sinai and Tamil superstar Siddharth, who is cast as the abandoned child of Saleem’s foster parents have been nicknamed the nose and the knee based on their characters’ disproportionate body parts. And though newcomer Satya has been trying hard to give his best, the Rang De Basanti actor appeared more confident, reveals a source from the sets.
Apparently during the confrontation scenes in which Siddharth and Satya come together, director Deepa Mehta frequently had to tell the Tamil-Telugu actor to “slow down” and let his co-star catch up.
A member of the team on condition of anonymity said, “Among the male members of the cast, and that includes brilliant performers like Anupam Kher, Ronit Roy, Vinay Pathak and Rahul Bose, Siddharth clearly stands out. That became a problem for Satya, a relative newcomer to cinema, since he had many confrontation scenes with Siddharth. Deepa had to ask Siddharth to tone down his performance to let Satya get comfortable with the scenes.”
So did the enmity between Saleem and Shiva in Salman Rushdie’s famous novel spill over to Satya and Siddharth’s real lives? “Not More >