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He has hired a brand manager, has become money wise, and got rid of all distractions in the form of women. The inside story of the transformation of Salman Khan
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 12, 2011)
Even as you read this, several projects are being tweaked to make room for the one star producers have put their monies on.
Boney Kapoor is turning his mutli-starrer No Entry sequel into a Salman Khan comedy. David Dhawan’s Partner 2 has been shelved because Salman refused to do a multi-starrer and Atul Agnihotri’s Bodyguard has gone through several changes to make it a film about Salman.
Enjoying what is undoubtedly the best phase of his professional life, Salman has turned a completely new leaf. The eternal struggle with the expanding waistline or multiplying chins apart, the 45-year-old has never looked more confident, sounded more assured and made so much money.
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala, his friend of 20 years, says it has a lot to do with the way the star has finally managed to rid himself of negative press and the bad boy image. In fact, the way Salman, known for his utter contempt for the media, has been working it, has fuelled speculations that his new image may have been sculpted by spin doctors. “There are no brains driving him, it is just Salman bhai all the way,” says Sajid of Sajid-Wajid, who have been composing music for his films. Insiders say, Salman’s turnaround came just before Dabangg, which was also the time Arbaaz had More >
For every big budget tidal flop – Kites, Guzaarish, Raavan, Veer, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, there was one small Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Peepli Live, Tere Bin Laden, Phas Gaye Re Obama that clicked to balance the tide. Did 2010 see the return of parallel cinema?
Satyen K Bordoloi | MM Online Bureau (December 28, 2010) Peepli Live was one of the indie films that garnered positive reviews this year, while mega-budgeted films with impressive star-casts floundered at the B.O.
Cinema can be a perennial David vs. Goliath battle. In India it is between the all pervading Bollywood and its indie cousin that was known as parallel cinema in the ‘70s. While the movement died down quietly, there has been a resurrection of sorts as the worst year ever for Bollywood has coincided with the best year for indie cinema in decades spreading waves of cheer for cinema lovers.
Here’s a list of a few that raise cheers, chuckles and cognition at the box office.
Love, Sex Aur Dhokha: If Anurag Kashyap is the king of Indian indie cinema, Dibakar Banerjee is the Prime Minister. Not a man to mince words or get vitriolic, he believes in delivering one masterpiece after another. 2010 saw one such film that will go down in history for being something no film has ever done, not even its loose inspiration Look. Imagine this simple detail that the actors in the film were also its cameraperson. What is great about the three different but loosely connected stories made More >
Singer Adnan Sami says he’s determined to fight for his home which has been confiscated by ED
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 28, 2010)
Acombative Adnan Sami whose sprawling house at Andheri has been attached by the Enforcement Directorate for violations under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, took on the builder and the registration authorities in Mumbai on Monday.
Sami, of Pakistani origin, came here in 1999 and has been in India since. “I’m a tax payer now. I’ve done everything according to the rules. I have a PAN card. In 2003 I decided to buy this property in Oberoi Sky Garden.Adnan Sami and his wife Roya at their Oberoi Sky Garden (right) residence in Lokhandwala on Monday
I knew the builder Vikas Oberoi and he said to me, ‘I’ve just completed a building and I’ve got some apartments in it, why don’t you check it out?’ He got his office and legal team to take care of the formalities. My job, I thought, was done once I paid the money.
Obviously when you buy property there are a thousand papers and legal documents. How was I to know what the formalities were, wasn’t this his (Vikas Oberoi’s) line of work? Anyhow he asked me to furnish documents like passport, PAN card, etc. They took care of the formalities. That I was a Pakistani was never hidden. It was all there on paper. Then I needed a part loan. Vikas Oberoi arranged a loan of Rs 1.5 crore rupees. The whole property was worth Rs 2.3 crores.”
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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, December 27, 2010 – 14:19 IST
Adnan Sami came to Mumbai and shot to fame with songs like ‘Kabhi Toh Nazar Milaao’, ‘Lift Kara De‘ and likes. The songs became so famous far and wide that Adnan, in no time, became the blue eyed boy of the music industry. Not the one to ‘throw his weight around’; he shocked everyone with ‘shedding off his weight’, one fine day!
Post that, he has been in the news mostly for his personal reasons than professional. Few days back, Adnan was in the news for his estranged relationship with his ex-wife. His family issues were out in the open. And now just when, things seemed to settle down for the singer, another controversy has struck him.
It is learnt that The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has confiscated Adnan’s eight properties and five parking spaces under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). According to the reports, ED slapped the penalty on Adnan on grounds of illegal possession of the estate and now as per FEMA, Adnan’s same belongings have become government properties. Not just that, the Directorate not only imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on him, (as being a Pakistan national, he was not allowed to acquire properties in India), but also charged him with purchasing properties without the permission of the Reserve Bank of India.
News has it that the singer had purchased eight flats in Andheri for Rs 2.53 crore and had taken loan of Rs 1.5 crore from a bank for the purchase.
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Shah Rukh Khan’s set to give you one in the new year
Roshni K Olivera | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; December 18, 2010) Shah Rukh Khan’s ready for TV again. The superstar is set to host the Indian edition of the global blockbuster TV reality show WipeOut on Imagine TV early 2011. Called Zor Ka Jhatka, the show will have Shah Rukh take 28 TV stars, outside their comfort zone, into the world’s biggest obstacle course in Argentina to battle it out. At stake is prize money worth Rs 1.5 crores, including a mega cash prize of Rs 50 lakhs for the winner of the finale. In this show, from jumping over moving obstacles to bouncing off big balls and dodging swinging pendulums hurled their way, the contestants will have to sweat it out big time. Known for his comic timing, sharp wit and clever lines, SRK indeed is the perfect host who, we are sure, will make every fall and every tumble seem even funnier! As Sameer Nair, CEO of Turner General Entertainment Networks India Pvt. Ltd, says, “We are delighted to kick start 2011 with Zor Ka Jhatka hosted by the one and only Shah Rukh Khan. Simply put, it is an outstanding entertainer… something that the whole family can watch together. The combination of a super star host, bizarrely challenging obstacles, enthusiastic and competitive contestants and a whole lot of bloopers will make this show a must watch.”
Badshah Khan is glad too. “This is an exciting association for me on many levels… coming back to television, More >
Even though she is being paid more than them, Priyanka Chopra is in no mood to join the bandwagon of Bipasha Basu, Mallika Sherawat & Co.
The actress has kicked a Rs 3 crore offer to shimmy at a 5-star hotel for this New Year’s Eve. This amount being offered to her is actually double of what she would demand for a role in a film (Rs 1.5 crore, at last count).
The time it would take to earn this amount is as little as 3 hours of actual work.
The schedule of a film is much longer, going into months. So why has Chops turned down such a profitable offer?
The answer is her diva image that she has been painstakingly building up over the last few years.
A source close to Priyanka told Mumbai Mirror, “A 5-star hotel in Andheri came up with an offer to Priyanka asking her to gyrate at the forthcoming New Year’s Eve.
Priyanka turned them down politely.” Explaining why Priyanka declined, the source added, “Priyanka is very uncomfortable dancing in hotels in front of a live audience.
She doesn’t get a very good feeling in doing such performances. Yes, Rs 3 crore is a very tempting amount. But despite the hotel officials coaxing her, Priyanka was adamant that she wouldn’t toe the line.” The actress remained unavailable for comment. Dirty dancing alone, Chops?
Supriya Sharma | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; October 31, 2010)
Raipur: He came, he said Chhattisgarhia sabla badiya (Chhattisgarh is the best), the crowd roared, he left. It lasted all of eight minutes. But actor Salman Khan’s brief appearance at a government event in Raipur has left behind a trail of controversy.
On Tuesday, the actor flew down in a private plane for the inauguration of the weeklong celebrations to mark 10 years of Chhattisgarh. While it was an official event, it appeared that his trip was paid for by a private company, and the actor made a pitch for the firm. “This is Mr Anirudh Dhoot. He is setting up a power plant in the state. He is doing good work. He will give jobs to many people. Please clap for him,’’ Salman said. Dhoot is the managing director and scion of Videocon group, which is diversifying into oil and gas, telecom and power.
Chhattisgarh govt under fire
The Videocon group plans to set up a 1320 MW plant in Jangir Champa district of Chhattisgarh at a cost of Rs 6,000 crore. Initially, Aamir Khan had agreed to take part in the function, for a token fee of Rs 25 lakh that was to go to his preferred charity. However, since he was busy, Salman’s name was proposed, but the estimated appearance fee was Rs 1.5 to 2 crore. The government was spared the expense as Videocon offered to sponsor him, sources said. Intriguingly, the state did not acknowledge any private sponsor either at the venue or in its More >
Makers of Phone Booth won a case against Knock Out, forcing producer Sohail Maklai to shell out Rs 1.5 crore in order to release his film today
Kunal M Shah & Sunil Baghel (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 15, 2010)
Sohail Maklai might have heaved a sigh of relief yesterday late evening when the special bench of the Bombay High Court passed the decision that he can release his film Knock Out today.
However the decision comes at a steep cost; Maklai has had to cough up Rs 1.5 crore as damages, as the judge ruled that the film was indeed a copy of the Hollywood blockbuster, Phone Booth, starring Colin Firth.A still from Knock Out
Our source said, “20th Century Fox had filed the case against the makers of Knock Out, AAP Entertainment and Sohail Maklai, saying that the film is a remake of their production Phone Booth. The judge, Roshan Dalvi, watched both the movies on Wednesday and ruled in favour of 20th Century Fox on Thursday, thereby putting a stay on the release of the film.
However, the producers of the movie approached a division bench of the HC against the order of single judge. After hearing the case for about an hour and a half, the division bench comprising of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice D Y Chandrachud, in turn, put a stay on the order passed by the single judge.Yogen shah Sohail Maklai A poster of Phone Booth
The bench directives though made it clear that the relief granted to them was on More >
- By Taran Adarsh, July 24, 2010 – 08:46 IST
1. LAMHAA: Has been rejected outright. Collected approx. Rs. 6 cr. nett in its opening weekend and approx. Rs. 2.50 cr. nett from Monday to Thursday. The Week 1 collections stand at approx. Rs. 8.50 cr. nett on 922 screens, which is shockingly low. The film will entail huge losses
2. TERE BIN LADEN: Is a success story. Collected approx. Rs. 90 lacs nett on Friday, approx. Rs. 1.35 cr. nett on Saturday, approx. Rs. 1.49 cr. nett on Sunday, approx. Rs. 45 lacs on Monday, approx. Rs. 52 lacs on Tuesday, approx. Rs. 46 lacs on Wednesday and approx. Rs. 44 lacs on Thursday. The Week 1 total stands at approx. Rs. 5.61 cr. nett on 344 screens. The cost of investment to the distributors is approx. Rs. 7.5 cr. [incl. P. & A.] and the returns from theatrical and non-theatrical avenues should ensure profits to its distributors and also its producers
3. UDAAN: Collected approx. Rs. 1.25 cr. nett during its opening weekend and approx. Rs. 1.25 cr. nett from Monday to Thursday. The Week 1 total stands at approx. Rs. 2.50 cr. nett on 150 screens. The cost of production was around Rs. 3 cr. and UTV spent another Rs. 2 cr. on P. & A., so the total cost is around Rs. 5 cr. The Satellite rights have been sold [to Colors] for Rs. 3.5 cr., music [T-Series] and Home Video [Disney] together will fetch around Rs. 75 lacs. The theatrical revenue from India will be around Rs. 1.5 cr. and other rights and Overseas More >
Turn on, tune in, drop out… LSD breaks all norms of mainstream filmmaking. Meenal Baghel meets its director Dibakar BannerjeeBy Meenal Baghel (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 21, 2010)
// // // The sign outside Dibakar Bannerjee’s office reads: Please do not smoke in the corridor. If you must burn your lungs, walk a few steps down.
Inside the small, unpretentious office, where Bannerjee is the boss, he lights up ever so frequently.
The 38-year-old director, Bollywood’s flavour of the month, has just returned from Delhi where he picked up a national award for his 2008 film Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye, and also to visit his parents.
The influence of his growing up years in Delhi, first in the bustling Karol Bagh, then Ashok Vihar, saturate his work, making him one of the finest chroniclers of contemporary Delhi culture. His observation of a certain breed of Delhi women - talkative, with an in-your-face sensuality, and yet exuding vulnerability - is particularly astute.
But he does not want to be seen as a ‘Delhi filmmaker.’
“I think with Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (quirkily acronymed LSD) I have made a more universal film which could be located anywhere in India…I need to break out of this Delhi stamp.”Pic: Satish Malavade
The director, it emerges over the course of the interview, is wary of any form of straight-jacketing and is very much his own man, a bit of an anomaly in Bollywood, where, despite the patina of sophistication, the puppy, jhappi, More >