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Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 29, 2012)
Early this year, Shekhar Kapur, had promised to wrap up his dream project Paani in 2012. The film was formally announced at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010. However, little had been done since then. “I plead guilty for not focussing on Paani for two years. I got busy with another film and selling my tech and social media company,” Kapur had explained. And now, the filmmaker has set his heart on an altogether fresh venture. Mirror has learnt Kapur recently signed on the writer of Vicky Donor, Juhi Chaturvedi to pen a story. In fact, she has already started work on the project. Kapur confirmed the news and added, “That’s right.
I have asked Juhi to work on a film with me. I loved Vicky Donor. I like the way Juhi writes. And yes, I shall direct that film.”
Impressed with Vicky Donor, Kapur called Juhi for a meeting. An eyewitness told Mirror, “They spoke at length. Shekhar looked rather pleased with his choice.”
But Juhi already has her hands full. She is already committed to three projects with Ram Mirchandani’s Rampage Motion Pictures, Shoojit Sircar’s Rising Sun Films and John Abraham’s J A Productions respectively, the trio behind Vicky Donor. However, a source close to the three companies told Mirror, “Sircar is the captain. However, he will certainly have no issues if Juhi goes ahead with Kapur’s film first. Sircar respects Shekhar tremendously.”
Mirror has also learnt that Kapur and his team are in advance talks More >
South star Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja makes his Hindi film debut with Zanjeer remake
Bina Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; April 14, 2012)
Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer (1973) created mass hysteria, reflecting the mood of the nation on its release nearly four decades ago. It defined Amitabh Bachchan’s “angry young man” persona. Cut to 2012, with corruption, scams and steep price rises, and the nation is seething once more. Seems like Zanjeer is more relevant today than ever before. The iconic cop is back in an angrier new avatar.
ACP Vijay Khanna’s role, immortalised by Bachchan, will now be reprised by Ram Charan Teja (son of legendary Telugu actor Chiranjeevi). This is Ram’s first Hindi film. He made his debut with the south film Chirutha (2007), but tasted success with the 2009 film Magadheera, for which he won the Best Actor award.
Zanjeer is being shot in Hindi and Telugu with the same cast. Shooting begun with a high-octane drama scene with the entire cast. Priyanka Chopra stars opposite Ram. The film also stars Arjun Rampal, Prakash Raj and Mahie Gill in pivotal roles.
Teja’s proud father Chiranjeevi says, “I’m the happiest man and father today, but at the same time I’m jealous of my son. It took me 12 years to enter Bollywood and my son has managed to do it after his fourth film. It is extremely challenging to come close to the character played by Amitabh Bachchan, but if my son can manage to come close to it, it will be great. ”
Director Apoorva Lakhia adds, “I am More >