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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 25, 2010 – 15:52 IST
Anu Malik needs no introduction, when it comes to music. October 21st saw yet another feather in his cap in the form of the prestigious Asha Bhosle Award that was given to him by the Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Natya Parishad (ABMNP).
For starters, ABMNP, which was established in August 1996 to provide stage to upcoming artists and nurture their talent, held this gala event in Pimpri. Readers may recollect that, while the first Asha Bhosle award was presented to the legendary Lata Mangeshkar at the hands of the late Ramakrishna More, Minister for Cultural activities, the second was given to Khayyam, followed by music director Ravindra Jain, Bappi Lahiri and Pyarelal in the subsequent years.
ROCKET SINGH GOES THE ‘THE HANGOVER’ WAY! I always believe that promotion is of utmost importance for a film to succeed. It helps to create hype and arouse curiosity which in turn helps the film get a good opening. But some producers don’t stress too much on promotion, presumably for two reasons:
-> The producer doesn’t have enough money to publicize his product. Or maybe, the budget of the film went so high that the producer couldn’t afford to spend additional 2-3 crores on promotion
-> The producer is supremely confident of his product. He is confident that he has come up with a winner and come what may, it will attract audiences and do a great job commercially.
The second reason seems applicable as to why Rocket Singh-Salesman Of The Year, releasing tomorrow, isn’t promoted much. Obviously, YRF aren’t short on funds so first reason can be ruled out. And going by Ranbir Kapoor’s confident declaration that Rocket Singh is his best film till date, it seems that the film will turn out to be a great entertainer. In his words, “I can proudly say that Rocket Singh… is not just my greatest film till date but also one of the greatest films made in the recent times. Believe me, it belongs to a different world altogether”.
Maybe, Ranbir did this as a personal publicity campaign on his part; after all, actors always do this, isn’t it? But it’s a fact that whenever the Chopras adopt a negligible promotional strategy for their film, then that film works wonders. More >
The Barjatyas may be lying low after Ek Aur Vivah, but they’re planning to return with their grandest film of all. To be directed by Satish Kaushik, it will be a bio-pic on the life and music of the legendary musician-singer Tansen who regaled Emperor Akbar’s court in the 16th century. The last important film on Tansen was made in 1943 when K L Saigal immortalised the classical vocalist with his screen presence and voice in a film directed by Jayant Desai. The only actor-singer today is Himesh Reshammiya. But Himesh as Tansen?
Apparently since Kaushik worked with him in Karz, Himesh’s name did come up for consideration. But the Barjatyas, known to be sticklers for protocol and tradition, firmly vetoed the idea. And the mantle has fallen on Abhishek Bachchan.
“He has the look and intensity. He also has the dialogue delivery of his father. And we do need a Tansen who thinks in Hindi and talks the language fluently,” said Satish. That kind of eliminates the Barjatyas’s favourites Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan — who apparently were also considered. But the all-important music score that will require a firm grip over classical elements, is going to another favourite, Ravindra Jain, who did films like Geet Gata Chal and Chit Chor.TIMES NEWS NETWORK