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Unable to tackle his unprofessional behaviour on Zor Ka Jhatka, the production company asked Akashdeep Saigal to leave the show
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 01, 2011)
Endemol India, the international entertainment-production company behind some of Indian television’s most successful reality shows, including Bigg Boss, Fear Factor, Deal Or No Deal and Show Me The Money, is getting sued by one of the contestants of the reality show, Zor Ka Jhatka which is hosted by Shah Rukh Khan.
A contestant, television actor Akashdeep Saigal, who previously had serious issues while shooting for two earlier reality shows, Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, got sacked for not reporting on the sets.
A source confirmed, “Akashdeep loves to make a splash on reality shows, if not by winning then by other means. Right from the first day he was the loudest and most flamboyant of all contestants. After a few days in Buenos Aires, Akashdeep suffered a rib injury.
He was advised to discontinue shooting for some days and to get off alcohol and cigarettes for 30 days. But he was partying right through. He took four days to let the injury heal. But on the fifth day he refused to turn up for the shoot. All the other contestants began to question Akashdeep’s absence.
Endemol representatives in Buenos Aires had no choice but to ask Akashdeep to return to Mumbai, but without cutting his due remuneration.”
Instead of returning back he decided to sue More >
Kiran and Aamir talk about intellectual snobbery, and how he made his way into his wife’s film despite her misgivings
Namrata Bhawnani (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 12, 2011)
Through the interview, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao share much playful eye contact. It’s almost like he’s seeking a mental pat on the back when he says something funny or clever, and she’s a sounding board for his constantly ticking mind.
They complete each other’s sentences and as he teases her for her intellectual leanings, she shrugs off the jokes good-humouredly. Excerpts from an interview:
Why cast Aamir as Arun when your vision was to make a small, indie film with Dhobi Ghat?
Aamir: Actually, she didn’t even want me in the film. I was very crafty about it, though…
Kiran: Yeah, I didn’t want him. I didn’t want a known actor with baggage. I was testing theatre people and non-actors. Arun’s character is attractive, complex and restrained. He spends a lot of time alone, watching video tapes. It’s all in the reaction. Aamir said, ‘Why don’t I audition and show you how I can play it?’ And he did.
Of course, the economical dynamics of the film change when you cast Aamir…
Kiran: It added pressure, as it’s a small film. There is no way this film will be a blockbuster. People have certain expectations from Aamir. But we became a little more relaxed about the budget, it was Rs 2 crore and went up to Rs 5 crore.
Aamir: And you would’ve never got (Spanish guitarist) Gustavo More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, December 22, 2010 – 13:51 IST
Tees Maar Khan (TMK), 2010′s much awaited movie, is all set to take on movie pirates just before its release. Bollywood wants to end the year on a good note and all hopes are on Farah Khan’s next release Tees Maar Khan. This is also the reason why the producers are putting immense pressure on the pirates this week.
Alliance Against Copyright Theft (AACT) has rendered its full support to the producers of the film. Anybody seen in possession of a TMK pirated CD/DVD will be booked under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957. AACT’s enforcement consultants have planned raids at various locations across India to seize pirated goods like inlay cards, DVD writers and other equipment.
Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures who are also the producers of the movie says, “The entire team of TMK is working hard to curb piracy. We are working closely with the authorities to intercept attempts to copy or distribute pirated versions of the movie. It is important for our industry to collaborate with AACT against piracy. We will continue putting pressure on the pirates till the release and post release as well.”
Further Farah adds, “In the last three years the biggest hits have released on Christmas, and with TMK we are confident of continuing the trend. Over the last month we have been appealing to the audiences to refrain from buying pirated copies of the movie. Our enforcement team is keeping a More >
The government is amending its copyright laws to protect singers and lyricists. Bollywood is responding to this with a strike on Jan 6
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 23, 2010)
It’s a shrill climax to an old story, starring the poor writer with rubber chappals and the producer in his Mercedes. Now the writer wants his due for that chartbuster that earned the producer his Mercedes in the first place.
Earlier this month, the Parliamentary Standing Committee, headed by Oscar Fernandes, presented its Copyright Amendment Report.
Buzz is that the Bill will be passed early next year. But producers are very upset with this new Copyright Act, because it will give composers and lyricists a share over income earned on their work.Sameer Javed Akhtar Rakesh Roshan Pahlaj Nihalani
Producers are loath to any such provisions. Producers have called for a strike on 6 January 2011. “No film unit will shoot anything, come what may,” says a source.
Confirming this, senior producer Pahlaj Nihalani said, “Yes, there will be a strike on 6 January. Producers khatam ho chuke hain. We are giving the composers sufficient money. Out of 100 films only the music of around 10 sells. Why should every music-related person in every film become a shareholder?”
Nihalani said that lyricist Javed Akhtar has been chiefly responsible in getting the Bill passed against the producers. “I fail to understand why the government is siding with Akhtar. This More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, November 26, 2010 – 16:03 IST
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish continues to remain in the news but for all the wrong reasons. Despite glowing reviews, the film failed to take off at the Box Office and will entail heavy losses to its makers. As if this was not enough, now a scriptwriter who goes by the name of Akhil Rajendra Dwivedi has sued Bhansali for Rs. 2 crore alleging that the director used his script without informing him.
Apparently, Dwivedi claims that he had registered his script (which is very similar to Guzaarish) in 2005 and had even met Bhansali in 2008. SLB loved the script and said that he would get back to Dwivedi in a few weeks time. However, he never reverted and was unreachable for Dwivedi.
When Dwivedi finally saw Guzaarish (which released last Friday), he was shocked to see the similarities in the film and his script. When Bhansali didn’t pay heed to his demands of giving him due credit, he had no option but to go ahead and sue the filmmaker for Rs. 2 crores.
It may be recalled that a few days before the release of Guzaarish, a novelist called Dayanand Raajan too had threatened to file a case of copyright infringement against Bhansali.
With this new lawsuit, it looks like things are only getting bleaker for Bhansali.
The actor will supposedly return to host the next season of Dus Ka Dum on the condition that he is paid Rs 2.5 crore per episode
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 09, 2010)
On October 30, Mumbai Mirror broke the news that Salman Khan will be back in Dus Ka Dum, on his own conditions. Here’s the latest on that.
According to a source, the actor apparently told the channel that he will return to the show only if he is paid Rs 2.5 crore per episode.
That is approximately a 51 per cent hike on what he was paid for the first and second seasons of Dus Ka Dum, the source tells us, “Salman was being paid approximately Rs 1.65 crore per episode then.”
But according to reports in the media, hadn’t Salman charged only Rs 89 crore for the 104 episodes that were telecast in the first season of Dus Ka Dum? Adds the source, “No. That was a conservative figure portrayed in the media.”
According to insiders from the television industry when Salman was signed up for the first season of Dus Ka Dum, he charged Rs 89 crore for 104 episodes. And for the second season of the show, the actor had reportedly asked for a decent increment of Rs 44 crore. However, that did not materialise. Then, Salman slashed his fee for the second season after the channel admitted to a cash crunch as a result of the economic recession.
Well, seemingly, the recession is truly over for Sallu. Wonder if the mammoth success of Dabangg has had a role to play?
It will be More >
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 >
- 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 >
After all the hard work, Kareena Kapoor believes in indulging herself. One hears that she has recently ordered an S-Class Mercedes Benz worth Rs 75 lakh for herself. The luxury car will be delivered to her doorstep next week.
And while Kareena believes in gifting herself, she also loves pampering her family members. News has it that she will also be gifting a Mercedes to her elder sister, Karisma Kapur, who is due to deliver her second child any day now. The car will be Kareena’s gift to her didi for the soon-to-be-born baby.
Kareena admitted that she has been looking at the various new swanky models of luxury cars in the market but she wasn’t too keen to divulge any details on her new purchase. All Kareena said was, “I’ve wanted a new car for a while.”
It was also being suggested that Kareena would get herself the BMW-7 series. In fact, some reports even said that Saif Ali Khan was presenting her a new car, which of course is not the case. At least not currently.
There are also reports that Saif was toying with the idea of buying a Mercedes Benz sports convertible worth Rs 2 crore for himself. However, his plans are said to be on hold for the moment.
Bharati Dubey| TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; January 26, 2010)
Mumbai: Sporting ties between India and Pakistan may have been weakened because of the IPL auction, in which each Pakistan player up for bids was rejected, but our neighbours continue to import Indian cinema to run the film business in Pakistan. There were apprehensions that Salman Khan-starrer Veer would not find takers after the Pakistan government threatened to break bilateral ties with India . However, the film has got a good initial at the box office and Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots, even after two months, is being shown in three screens of one cineplex. The average earning from Indian movies is about Rs 2 crore a film.
Satish Anand, a distributor from Pakistan, said, Veer had an outstanding initial. The deal for My Name is Khan is already sealed. There is no interference from the government on the release of imported films. But the cricket controversy has hurt sentiments and affected goodwill in Pakistan. According to him, Bollywood films continue to have uninterrupted screenings. One reason for the demand for Indian films in Pakistan is the lack of good local cinema . Most distributors and exhibitors are happy because Indian films are keeping them in business. I dont see the situation changing soon; that too in the absence of good local films. Indian films have been playing in Pakistan households for the past two decades. The only change has been their recent introduction on the national cinema circuit, said MD of More >