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Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 14, 2012)
Ranbir Kapoor may have started shooting for Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam but he still has his previous project to complete. Mirror has learnt that a crucial song sequence is still to be shot for Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Ranbir will be seen grooving to his uncle Randhir Kapoor’s chartbuster from Jawani Deewani after which Ayan’s film is titled.
According to a source, the song to be shot in April 2013 would have a retro feel with Ranbir incorporating his uncle’s steps from the 1972 musical. “But Ranbir and his director Ayan Mukerji don’t want it to be too retro either. R.D. Burman’s original composition would remain intact. But the dance steps would be re-done completely,” the source added.
Prachi Kadam (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 17, 2012)
When it finally arrived, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s big day had surprise in store.
It was last evening that the couple had a Hindu wedding at the Taj Hotel in Colaba. Possibly, this was their best kept secret in the run-up to D-Day.
At the stroke of 7.30 pm, Saif and Kareena took the traditional ‘saat pheras’ amidst really tight security on the first floor of the five star hotel.
The Kapoor khandaan walked in at around 7pm. Spotted among the celebrity guests were Ratan Tata, Preity Zinta, Fardeen Khan, Vikram Phadnis, Arjun Kapoor, DJ Aqeel, Hiroo Johar, Shweta Nanda, Ritu Nanda to name a few.
Karan Johar was present at the wedding from 4pm, lending his support to the bride and the groom.
It turned out to be a rather exclusive affair with only few friends and family members from both sides present. Around 80 to 100 people attended.
Earlier in the day, Saif’s pad at Fortune Heights, Bandra witnessed the solemnization of the marriage.
Saif-Kareena first left for the mehendi ceremony. Kareena looked every bit the blushing bride to be in red and green suit while Saif exuded confidence in a grey kurta and white pyjama. We even spotted Saif’s son Ibrahim looking on as the couple drove off.
At around 1pm, the registrar at the Bandra Family Court Surekha Lohkare reached the actor’s house. About an hour later, all the formalities were completed and Saif and Kareena were pronounced as man and wife.
Among the witnesses present More >
Bharati Dubey (BOMBAY TIMES; October 12, 2012)
Randhir Kapoor talks to Bombay Times about his own and his daughter Kareena’s marriage and the RK legacy, which Karisma, Kareena and Ranbir have taken forward.
Not many seem to have been invited for the wedding? As much as Babita, me and the entire Kapoor family would like to have a reception party, we have to respect the sentiment of the couple who are marrying. Kareena and Saif want to have a small, private wedding, and only the immediate relatives of the Kapoors and the Khans, and friends close to my children have been invited. I would personally like to say sorry to those who’ve not been invited to the wedding. The bigger reception in Delhi has been organised by Saif’s mother, a lot of politicians will be attending that one as Sharmilaji is very well connected politically. I just want Kareena’s fans to pray that she remains happy in her marriage.
Is Babita shifting back to RK House? Babita is happy where she is. We are certainly together, it is just that we decided to stay separately. She is still my wife and I am her husband.
And what is the father of the bride planning for the wedding? There is not much planning as it is going to be a quiet wedding. The registered marriage will take place here and the reception in Delhi. If I had my way, I would’ve had a big bash and invited the whole world. But kids of today are different and have their own mindset. Besides, it would’ve been chaotic with the crowd and media More >
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; August 29, 2012)
Saif Ali Khan’s production company will launch Kareena Kapoor’s cousin Armaan Jain, who is in his early 20s, in their next film. Armaan is the son of Reema and Manoj Jain. Reema is Randhir Kapoor’s youngest sister who lives in South Mumbai. She is very close to her nieces Karisma and Kareena.
Armaan has been an assistant director on Shakun Batra’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and has often been spotted hanging around his cousin Bebo on the sets of the film.
One always knew that Armaan would step in front of the camera once he had finished his stint as AD; but it comes as a pleasant surprise to know that this youngster is being launched by none other than Saif.
Another valuable piece of information one gathered is that Athiya, Suniel Shetty’s daughter, who studied in a film school in the US was being considered for a lead role in a film by Saif ’s office. No official confirmations are available on this because the casting process is still underway.
Hrithik Roshan plans a special audio-visual for father Rakesh, who completes 25 years as a director in Hindi cinema, this year
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 7, 2012)
Rakesh Roshan completes three decades of film production and 25 years of being a director in the Hindi cinema industry this year. To celebrate this milestone, son Hrithik has planned a very special ode for the filmmaker. An insider told Mirror how the actor, who’s currently busy shooting for Krrish 3, has decided to get in touch with all the veteran directors, actors, music composers and even technicians who had worked with his father through the years.
“Hrithik has chalked up a list of people he wants to meet. This includes his father’s contemporaries. Apart from actors like Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Rekha, Randhir Kapoor, Jeetendra and all those who Sr Roshan had worked with, will be the filmmakers and cameramen and even technicians,” said the insider.
Hrithik wants to meet these people who have worked closely with his father and make them talk about their association. “He will eventually convert the entire footage into a neat audio visual,” added the insider.
Roshan Sr, who started his film career as an actor in 1970, started his own production in 1982. In 1987, he directed his first film Khudgarz. After which, he has had a successful spate of movies, his last hit as a director being Krrish in 2006.
MUMBAI MIRROR (July 23, 2012)
Almost the entire film industry attended Rajesh Khanna’s Chautha ceremony held at Mumbai’s Taj Lands End on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
Pictures of the superstar brought back warm memories as colleagues, friends and family reminisced about the times spent with the actor and how he had touched their lives in different ways.
Singer Shubha Mudgal rendered a beautiful prayer song as a mark of respect for the late actor. After which, Khanna’s grandson Aarav thanked her, going on to present a special video to all those gathered. Edited by Akshay Kumar, the video featured excerpts of various interviews with the late actor in them.
Aamir and Kiran Rao, and Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan were among those who came in quite early. The Kapoor clan was in full attendance, including Rishi and Neetu Singh, son Ranbir Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Shweta Nanda along with her mother-in-law. Rakesh Roshan came, and so did Hrithik and Susanne Roshan.
Among the superstar’s contemporaries who were present at the ceremony were Prem Chopra, Jeetendra, Asrani, Reena Roy, Bindu and music composer Anandji to name a few. Shashi Kapoor, who had undergone a cataract operation just the day before, came in a wheelchair to pay his last respects.
Yash Chopra, who was partnered by Khanna, when he first decided to become an independent producer and start his own banner Yash Raj Films, looked emotional.
Akshay Kumar was busy looking after the guests while wife Twinkle, who is pregnant with More >
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 20, 2012)
The antim yatra of the ‘first superstar of Hindi cinema’ was truly befitting the cult status Rajesh Khanna enjoyed, in his hey day. Laid on a make shift bed with a big black and white poster of him in front, Khanna’s body was ferried in a truck adorned with flowers and garlands, with estranged wife Dimple, younger daughter Rinke, son-in-law Akshay Kumar and grandson Aarav by his side.
The procession started on Thursday at around 10.15am from Khanna’s bungalow Aashirwad on Carter Road, reaching the Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle West by 11am.
Thousands of people lined the road, anxiously waiting to catch one last glimpse of the legend. So much so traffic had to be diverted with the police finding it increasingly difficult to control the swelling crowd.
In fact, the kind of mass hysteria was reminiscent of the days when Khanna, at the peak of his career, would be mobbed by fans during public appearances.
A section of the crowd, in its desperation to cross over to the side that houses the crematorium, caused some of the iron railings of the divider to come crashing down, creating a gap. They then rushed toward Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan, catching them unaware. The situation was saved when in the nick of time, a few police officials encircled the father-son duo for security purposes.
The last rites started only at around 11.15 am, thanks to the incessant rains, and saw just a clutch of film personalities including Amitabh More >
Prem Chopra draws the industry together for his son-in-law’s moment of glory
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 22, 2012)
The turnout at Prem Chopra’s Wednesday night party to celebrate the much-lauded performance of his son-in-law Sharman Joshi in Ferrari Ki Sawaari was impressive to say the least. Needless to say, this onscreen baddie has garnered a lot of goodwill in the industry. Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra and Tushar Kapoor were among the first to arrive, and left in some time after congratulating the team of Ferrari…
Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s excitement was palpable, so much so he was heard mouthing one-liners like: “I am drinking Vodka, what more can I ask for? I have a sea-facing house, what more can I ask for? I have a Mercedes parked outside, what more can I ask for?” He walked in with his wife Anupama but was later seen escorting her out. He was in such high spirits he evinced interest in working with some of the guests at the party, Ronit Roy and Salman Khan included.
Even as the excitement seemed to have dimmed down, Salman’s entry, two bodyguards in tow, fired up the atmosphere. No sooner did he arrive, the actor hugged Prem Chopra and Sharman Joshi, then seating himself down next to Manoj Kumar and chatting with the veteran actor for a good 10 minutes. Salman floated around for quite some time, meeting almost everyone present, including Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani and Ramesh Taurani.
Also present were Saawan Kumar Tak, Vashu Bhagnani, Indra Kumar and Pritam. More >
The two ladies were spotted leaving for Goa to celebrate Karisma’s son’s second birthday
Mehul S Thakkar (BOMBAY TIMES; March 12, 2012)
Kiaan Raj Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor’s little son turns two today. And to celebrate his birthday, the Kapoor family flew out to Goa on Sunday morning. Interestingly, apart from Mommy Lolo and aunt Bebo, the little one’s grannies Babita and Neetu were also part of the entourage.
For the few unaware of the Kapoor Khandaan dynamics, Neetu and Babita have never been the best of friends, despite their husbands Rishi and Randhir Kapoor being as thick as ever. In fact, Neetu reportedly did not even attend Karisma’s wedding. And thus, seeing the two ladies bond at the Mumbai airport on Sunday did manage to raise a few eyebrows. An eyewitness told Mumbai Mirror, “It was very heartwarming to see Babita and Neetu bond. The entire family looked very happy together. Like two doting naanis, the women fussed over little Kiaan and seven-year-old Samaira.”
The Goa entourage also included nana Randhir Kapoor. And though aunt Kareena took time off from her hectic schedule to be a part of Kiaan’s birthday festivities, her boyfriend Saif Ali Khan, busy promoting his home production Agent Vinod, couldn’t be a part of the family trip.
While Kiaan turns two today, his sister Samaira turned seven yesterday. And thus, the family celebration in the party capital of India is surely a special one. After all, the kids have already managed to bring the family (read More >
MUMBAI MIRROR; May 11, 2011
Circa 1979. One of the biggest films in Bollywood history was launched. And this was the party.
This picture taken by Jagdish Aurangabadkar on September 30, the same year, captures some of the icons of the Indian film industry in a single frame. It was the launch of Yash Chopra’s blockbuster film Silsila at Rajkamal Studios.
Prem Chopra standing hand in hand with Amitabh Bachchan seems to be sharing a joke with the three Kapoor men Shashi, Randhir and Rishi standing to one side with Sanjeev Kumar holding on to his cigarette.
Their clothes reveal a lot about the men in this picture. While upcoming Rishi Kapoor and the ruling star of the industry then, Amitabh, can be seen in fashionable jersey shirts, the elder Shashi Kapoor and Sanjeev Kumar look relaxed in the desi kurta-pyjama.
The two leading ladies of the film, which released two years later and went on to become a blockbuster, Jaya Bachchan and Rekha, would have made the picture look even better. But maybe their presence would have been a hindrance to the uninhibited laughter being shared on stage by the men.