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Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 30, 2013)
Sonam Kapoor, who reprises the role played by Rekha in the remake of the 1980 comedy Khubsoorat, has got the blessings of the veteran actress. But here are some changes in the remake, which Rekha might not be aware of.
The remake of Khubsoorat, which will be produced by Anil Kapoor and directed by Shashank Ghosh, will not see the heroine land up at her sister’s marital home unlike the original.
Unlike Rekha’s character, who had just finished college in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classic, Sonam will be a physiotherapist who works with cricketers. Also in the remake, the point of conflict is not between the heroine and the mother of the hero, but between the lead couple. Sonam’s sister Rhea is the brain behind the modifications.
When contacted, Rhea told Mirror: “Yes, we are making a few changes keeping in mind the fact that we are in 2013. My remake of Khubsoorat will be about embracing the one you love and then embracing the family.” A friend of Rhea told Mirror: “The war of words that ensues between her and the hero is because of their difference in perspectives. We are making the film more contemporary.” The hero of Anil’s film hails from a traditional family in Rajasthan.
The film is set to go on floors by end of this year.
…but they can stop me from doing a film they think I shouldn’t be doing, says Anil Kapoor in a candid chat
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; September 11, 2012)
Anil Kapoor is a relaxed man these days. Though his regular Los Angeles-Mumbai jaunts continue (his film and television interests lie in India and abroad), he finds plenty of time to play daddy to his three children, all of whose interests lie in Bollywood.
You started in 1982. This is 2012. Thirty years and you are still going strong! Yes, few actors have had a continuous run. In my case, I have been around continuously only because I’m work-oriented. The only business I know is films. For three decades, I have only gone from one film set to the other. I never handled money in the initial stages of my career. So for me, the greed for money was not there. I always knew that someone else (brother Boney Kapoor) was taking care of that aspect. Whether my films were hits or flops, my price was going up continuously. I never stopped to think about the money aspect, I was left to concentrate only on my career. I didn’t take titles like superstar seriously. I just wanted to be the most soughtafter actor. From the start, I was clear that I am in films for the big kill. I’m here for the marathon. And I always held on my own. That’s why I didn’t get comfortable with any genre. People liked me in comedies, but then I switched to action, romance and social dramas. I was constantly experimenting. People thought I’d play only the More >
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; September 4, 2012)
Anil Kapoor’s 21-year-old son, who has an enviable physique, has got the names of his elder sisters Sonam and Rhea on his back. Both names are written in Hindi. Harsh is the apple of the Kapoor family’s eye because he is the youngest. And the three Kapoor siblings are inseparable. Sources say that when he was asked by some family members and close friends what if any of his girlfriends or his future wife had an objection to the fact that he has tattooed his sisters’ names so prominently, the youngster, who has a definite mind of his own, turned around and said, “But my sisters are my sisters for life. Why should I shy away from having their names written on me?”
A few other celebs who have the names of their loved ones on their bodies are: Saif Ali Khan has Kareena written on his forearm, Deepika Padukone had the initials RK (Ranbir Kapoor) tattooed on the nape of her neck, Sanjay Dutt has the names of his parents Nargis and Sunil inked on him and Ajay Devgn will soon have the names of his children Nysa and Yug written on his chest.
Meet the film industry’s newly-minted diplomat!
Upala KBR (BOMBAY TIMES; June 18, 2012)
Sonam Kapoor is only 26, but she has learnt — the hard way, no less — to be diplomatic rather than honest, just like her father Anil Kapoor. Her bluntness has often landed her in controversies and she’s having none of that anymore. Here, she tells BT what made her change and why she now prefers being nice but not natural.
Not too long ago, Abhay Deol made rude remarks about your film Aisha and your father Anil Kapoor. You patched up with him recently? Patch-ups don’t work like that in the real world. I have issues with anybody who speaks badly about my father. At that time I was upset, but now it’s time to move on. You have to work with everybody so speak your mind, because in the industry that is perceived as being bratty or foolish. There were issues with Abhay, but we had a good working relationship as actors. We tried to work together again, but that project fell through. Now, he is supposed to do a cameo in Raanjhnaa. I’m excited because I loved working with him. Abhay is a fine actor.
Your father is very diplomatic, while you are very blunt. Honesty is frowned upon in B-Town, though it makes you a media darling. People are hypocritical here. Honesty gets misinterpreted as rudeness and gets lost in translation. I love Katrina Kaif and have said amazing things about her, but people have taken one statement and twisted it saying I called her shameless! I just said that I wanted More >
Aakansha Naval Shetye (DNA; May 15, 2012)Sonam Kapoor
The excitement is hard to miss in actress Sonam Kapoor’s voice as she gears up for her upcoming Cannes visit. “Yes, I’m really excited and looking forward to walking the red carpet at the international film festival,” says the actor, who will be attending the festival’s closing ceremony on May 27.
The super stylish actor had made quite an impact the last year —which had also marked her debut at the red carpet in Cannes— in a Masaba Gupta saree, as well as another Vivienne Westwood ensemble. As for this time, the actor reveals that she is yet to finalise on her dress for Cannes.“All I can say for now is that I will be styled by my sister Rhea. I have shortlisted a few designers, but nothing else is finalised as of now,” says Sonam, but she’s quick to add that unlike the last year, she won’t be wearing a saree this time, though she doesn’t completely rule out wearing an Indian ensemble. What the actor does reveal about her planned look for the red carpet is that the emphasis will be high on the make-up for sure. “There’s going to be a lot of electric, bold, and bright colours there,” she says, adding she is not swayed by the pressure of being under scrutiny on an international level.“The bottom line is to have fun and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing,” she says.
Sonam is already quite a popular face on the fashion scene internationally. “More than the dressing up part and meeting so many exciting people, More >
Anil Kapoor talks about his transformation from a jhakaas tapori to a savvy star in Hollywood with readers Radhika and Tarun Goel and even sings a song from Chameli Ki Shaadi
Reema Gehi (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 15, 2012)
Days before meeting Anil Kapoor, reader Radhika Goel fractured her right foot. “I was feeling quite low because of my health, but your call perked me up. My husband told me to take it easy, but I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” said Radhika, who met her favourite actor at his palatial home in Juhu, along with her husband Tarun. The couple hasn’t missed any Anil Kapoor film, and even watched his recent television show 24. Minutes later, the actor walked in.
Before the conversation began, the couple gifted him a Ganesha. “Thank you,” said Kapoor. “I hope this brings more luck.” “We hope so too. We feel great being regarded as your fans. You seem to have such high family values,” said Tarun. “That’s our culture,” said Kapoor. “My agents in Los Angeles are always surprised by the amount of time I spend on the phone with my family. I encourage them to talk to theirs.” The couple then asked about his daughters’ foray into films. Kapoor said he was anxious when Sonam (Kapoor) signed her debut.
“Moreover because, my wife stayed away from films all this while, she didn’t know which film I was doing, which film was releasing, and she wasn’t even interested. Now because of my children, she’s getting sucked into it. I feel bad for her. But I keep telling her, More >
Kapoor girl’s next as producer is based on Mainak Dhar’s book Herogiri
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 10, 2012)
Rhea Kapoor’s debut film as producer, Aisha (2010), did not really storm the boxoffice, but it seems to have whetted her appetite for more.
In between styling her sister Sonam, Rhea has been working on her next film, which will be based on Mainak Dhar’s novel Herogiri. Dhar’s book Herogiri revolves around an ordinary man possessing extraordinary powers.
Confirming the news, Kapoor told Mumbai Mirror, “I have just bought the rights of the book. When I read the book, I was so entertained and I thought it would be exciting to keep the genre of superhero films alive.”
Karan Boolani, who had worked as an associate director for Aisha, will be directing this superhero film. Devika Bhagat, who wrote the screenplay of Aisha, will be writing the screenplay for this one, too.
Being one of the youngest producers in the film industry, Kapoor said that she wanted to take her own sweet time post Aisha.
“We are a small production company. I was just out of college when I took on Aisha. Post the release, we were offered many rom-coms, sex comedies and even chick flicks. But, it was Karan who got this book for me and asked if I found it exciting.”
Designers teaming up with her production company demand to be paid upfront
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; April 30, 2011)
Designers all around the world love to dress celebrities in their collections. Most design houses send them clothes to wear in films, to events and for photo shoots. There is no better publicity. The bigger the movie star, the more eyeballs it grabs. With Sonam Kapoor being the best dressed actress, designers should be bending over backwards to flaunt their brand, but they have certain reservations. Two designers who’ve received requests from Anil Kapoor Productions to send look-books (the catalogue featuring designs) are being cautious, all thanks to one man — Anuj Sharma, who claims that he’d given clothes for her home production Aisha, and he wasn’t paid or given credit. He has been talking about it to people in the fraternity and warning designers that they would be meted out the same treatment. Designers James Ferreira and Rahul Mishra recently got requests from Anil Kapoor’s office to source clothes for the actress. James says, “Yes, I’ve got a request. There is no harm sending look-books but if they (Anil and Sonam) want my clothes, they will have to pay and there needs to be an agreement. Or else, I’m not interested. Designers have separate rules for Bollywood people as there have been cases where designers were not paid and not given credit.”
Rahul adds, “It’s a great compliment that Sonam is interested More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 22, 2011 – 12:52 IST
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Breakthrough Performance – Female Aditi Vasudev – Do Dooni Char Amrita Puri – Aisha Neha Chauhan – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Shalini Vatsa – Peepli Live Urvashi Sharma – Khatta Meetha Vishakha Singh – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
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Standout Performance By A Music Director Amit Trivedi – Aisha Meet Brothers – Isi Life Mein & Do Dooni Char Sanjay More >
Shashank Ghosh had planned a sequel to Quickgun Murugun but that did not materialise. Ghosh will now be making a film for Anil Kapoor’s daughter, Rhea, who recently produced Aisha with her sister Sonam in the lead.
The buzz is that Shashank would be working on an Indianised version of Alice In Wonderland. Wonder if he’ll play the Mad Hatter, because Sonam’s certainly Alice.
Says Shashank, “I’d like to do my version of Alice In Wonderland with Sonam. But for now I’m doing something else for her home production. I can’t talk about it since it’s a foreign tie-up with Walt Disney. And they have their own ideas on how a film should be projected.
All I can say is that my film with Sonam will go into a completely different space from Aisha. It will certainly not be elitist in tone. I don’t know that world at all.”
Adds Ghosh, “Rhea Kapoor came to me with the idea. I loved it. So there was no scope of giving her my idea on what to make. But I do intend to throw Alice In Wonderland in Rhea’s realm very soon.”
Strangely Shashank has not met Sonam yet. Nor has he watched any of her films. But he plans to start shooting the film in March 2011. Hope Sonam’s reading this…