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She has decided to take some strong preventive measures and her social network from now on will be much smaller
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 22, 2010)
Ekta Kapoor’s Facebook and Gmail accounts were hacked yesterday and the tsarina of TV has decided to take some preventive measures from now on. When asked if she intends to find out the culprit Ekta says, “You can’t find that out. It’s a stupid act of some loser.”
Ekta, who had more than 1500 friends on her FB account, is quite irritated with the mischief monger. “It’s annoying. I had reconnected with my school friends after a long time. But now I will have to find another way to keep in touch with them. What’s more annoying is that my Gmail account has also been hacked. I,m not net savvy but I had become better with Facebook,” she laments.
Ekta has decided to take a break from Facebook for some time. She announces, “I will be off Facebook for a couple of months. I need a break now.” But don’t expect the same cyber-exuberance from her again. “Now I will be even choosier while adding friends on my new Facebook account. I won’t have more than 50 people. I can’t take such risks anymore.”
By Subhash K. Jha, October 18, 2010 – 11:12 IST
The little volatile town of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, home of gangster-turned-politician Paritala Ravi on whose violent life Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakht Charitra is based, will resemble a fortress on October 21 when Vivek Oberoi, Ram Gopal Varma and the team of the film descends on the hostile town for the premiere.
The indefatigable Ramu calls it his do-or-die premiere. And rightly so since Varma received death threats for attempting to shoot Paritala Ravi’s bio-pic in Anantapur. Finally, the film had to be shot elsewhere.
But now Varma is not backing out. And his leading man Vivek Oberoi has decided to be equally brave.
Says Ramu. “This is my last attempt to make the local population in Anantapur understand that I wasn’t out to sensationalize or demonize their local hero. They need to see and judge for themselves.”
The director has invited prominent members of the local establishment including cops and civil servants to watch the film.
But trouble is anticipated by the Rakht Charitra team. The producers have ordered a 3-cordon security for Varma, Vivek and the team. No Indian film team has ever attended a premiere under such an elaborate security bandobast.
Says Ramu, “If the locals decide to create trouble, there’s zilch that the bandobast can do about it. I don’t care what the risk, we’re going to Anantapur with the film. If I’ve to go, I’ve to go. But I promise you, if something happens to me you’ll be the More >
By Devansh Patel, August 23, 2010 – 11:09 IST
var iurl ='http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href='+document.location+'&show_faces=false'; document.getElementById('fblike').src=iurl; // ]]> People in our film industry do take risks. They do an offbeat film, they turn themselves from actor to director, and they do an overnight Hollywood migration. But this man has just about done something which can be rightly described as ‘out of the ordinary’. The term Prem Raj has evolved to describe an unpredictable factor in any number of domains. Now don’t ask me the question: Who is Prem Raj? Because it definitely isn’t Prem and Raj – two of the most clichéd Hindi cinema screen names. Having said that, the word Prem Raj is synonymous with one of India’s biggest super stars: Salman Khan. Didn’t get it? Ok, let’s flash back here. The director of Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, Prem Soni is back. He is back from the brink with a new identity, Prem Raj. I call him ‘The Wild Card’. But we all lovingly call him Prem. So for the rest of the interview, let’s stick to the latter. Prem just hasn’t changed his name but fortunes too. He has a big announcement to make which might leave the rest of the Indian film fraternity in a bit of frenzy.
This bit of news is going to take you on a long ride of exciting reading. So fasten your seat belts because Prem is officially announcing here on Bollywood Hungama his exclusive three film deal with himself. Again the question, isn’t it? Ok, IMore >
He’s no star, he’s not made any blockbuster, so why is half the industry chasing Azam Khan? Here’s the reason
Mauli Singh and Saumit Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 23, 2010)
A Bollywood Quiz question: Who is the most sought-after Khan in the industry today? If your answer is Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, or Salman Khan, sorry you have got it wrong. The name is Azam Khan. And this Khan, mind you, is being chased by Bollywood for all the wrong reasons.
Khan, a former executive director of K Sera Sera and the brain behind One More Thought Entertainment, which helmed such ambitious projects as Vinay Pathak-starrer Dasvidaniya, Khalbali Fun Unlimited and Phoonk, allegedly owes over Rs 20 crore to people across the industry.
Mirror has learnt that he owes money to so many people and organisations that now there is list of his creditors that almost everybody in Bollywood readily recognises. At the last count, this list had 123 entries.Azam Khan in blue with Pervez Damania, Vinay Pathak and Shashant Shah; (below right) the Q7 Audi Khan drives despite his debts
There are more than 20 cases of bounced cheques, misappropriation of funds and cheating filed against Khan in various courts of Mumbai. He owes money to film trade magazines, dubbing studios, poster and vinyl printers, camera hire outfits, even laundrywallahs and caterers. Several well known Bollywood outfits like K Sera Sera, YT Entertainment, Celebrities Management, and Nine More >
Anxious not to increase problems for Lamhaa, Bunty Walia removes the controversial character of Kuku Pare
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 17, 2010)
Bunty Walia’s film Lamhaa has been mired in controversies from day one. Now we hear that the character of militant-turned-politician Kuku Pare has been completely chopped from the film. Newcomer Ajaz Khan plays the role of Pare in the Rahul Dholakia-directed film.
Our source said, “The entire track has been removed as the producers of the film did not want any more trouble. Apparently Kuku Pare was not very happy that his character was being portrayed in the film. Bunty and Rahul decided it was best to remove the character than risk any more trouble.”Ajaz Khan as Kuku Pare Bunty Walia
When contacted Bunty Walia said, “The character was not fitting in the scheme of things. Rahul thought that the character should be left out and that’s about it. There is nothing more to it.”
Ajaz Khan, who plays the role, said, “I have no issues if it is for the betterment of the film. Bunty is a close friend and it was a good role for a newcomer like me. However I am sure we will work together in the future. There were too many controversies surrounding the film. I guess they didn’t more with this character.”
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With a substantial amount of gold co-starring with Bappi Lahiri in his upcoming film Bappida Tussi Great Ho, producer Vilasrao Tayde decided not to lose some golden sleep over its security.
The film attempts to reveal the mystery behind the singer-composer’s obsessive love for the yellow metal. In fact, besides the copious amounts he wears on his neck and hands, Bappi will be adding some more to his waist as well. And some of the jewellery will be from his personal collection.
Says Tayde, “Yes we have insured the jewellery for approximately Rs 1 crore. The shoot starts next month and we will also be shooting outdoors.
At the end of the day, it is my responsibility to keep the gold safe I didn’t want to take any unnecessary risk.” Tayde adds that he’d been planning the insurance ever since the script was discussed with Bappi.
By Taran Adarsh, January 28, 2010 – 10:55 IST
Get ready for tangy, pungent, sizzling and spicy stuff. Be forewarned, ISHQIYA isn’t the fluffy, candyfloss, saccharine sweet story of lovers breaking into songs in mustard fields. In ISHQIYA, you just don’t know what turn the story may take next. Not just the story, even the characters here are so impulsive and unpredictable.
You need to have a strong stomach to absorb ISHQIYA. It’s high on drama, it’s wild, it’s real. But it’s not dark, it’s not sleazy, it’s not crass. Frankly, you don’t expect debutante director Abhishek Chaubey to make a stereotypical fare thanks to the tutelage by his guru Vishal Bhardwaj, who loves to swim against the tide and undertake risks in film after film.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
You could call ISHQIYA a distant cousin of OMKARA. Set in Gorakhpur in North India, the film has a rustic feel, depicts characters that may make you uncomfortable and is laced with saucy lingo. Yet, it’s different than OMKARA.
Two thieves, Khalujaan [Naseeruddin Shah] and Babban [Arshad Warsi], are on the run from their boss, Mushtaq. They seek refuge at a friend’s house, but instead meet his widow, Krishna [Vidya Balan]. The time spent together draws the duo to her, Khalu with his tinted vision of old-fashioned love and Babban with his lustful eye. But the past catches up with all three!
There’s no denying that the promos had prepared me of the journey ahead, yet it took me a good 15-odd minutes to get into the world More >
New theatre will not have film reels; it will screen movies that are transmitted via satellite from MumbaiBy Shraddha Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 26, 2010)
Imagine a movie with no film reels or grainy images. Instead, a satellite beams a new film straight to a large screen while you dig into a tub of cheese popcorn.
From Tuesday, Amdavadis will get to experience it. Film production and distribution company K Sera Sera has set up such a hi-tech system in its two-screen theatre in a mall near SG Highway. Interestingly, the company is calling it a ‘miniplex’, a concept it plans to introduce across the country within three years.Company officials promise that you will never see a dark or grainy picture in the miniplex, which is to be inaugurated by Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday
But, why visit such theatres? For a start, it’s because of the picture quality.
The process does away with the traditional projection system involving film reels. Instead, digital projectors connected to servers receive seamless transmission from a satellite. These projectors give high-definition pictures, so you will never see a dark and grainy picture on the big screen.
K Sera Sera CEO Sanjay Gupta claims that the resolution and picture quality would be similar to that of a Blue Ray DVD. The miniplex is expected to be inaugurated by Shah Rukh Khan. Such theatres are common in the US and a few other countries, but, as of now, no other city in India, not even India’s film hub More >
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for his sharp music sense. He first discovered Ismail Darbar and as a team, they gave two blockbusters with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas. His risk paid off, and the music was a huge hit.
Now, Bhansali is set introduce music director duo Ajay and Atul in Bollywood. They have just delivered a superhit Marathi film Natrang.Ajay and Atul
Our source said, “Someone suggested their names to Bhansali, who heard their music and loved it. He met up with them and immediately signed them for his upcoming film Chenab Gandhi, which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rajeev Khandelwal and Vidya Balan in lead roles.Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Bhansali was very impressed by the music they had created for the Atul Kulkarni and Sonali Kulkarni-starrer Natrang.
The film created a buzz not only for its performances, it got some rave reviews for its music as well.”