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Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 18, 2012)
Liquor baron Ponty Chadha, who was killed along with his brother Hardeep after they fired at each other inside a farmhouse in Delhi’s Chhattarpur area on Saturday afternoon, had other business interests included real estate, sugar mills and film production, which he used to look after along with his two brothers – Hardeep and Rajinder.
Ponty was one of the three sons of Chadha Group founder Kulwant Singh Chadha, who died in 2011. After the death of their father, the three brothers were jointly managing the Chadha Group, which had been consolidated under the Wave brand. The group was headed by Ponty, who also ran a popular chain of multiplexes.
He was said to have interests in Pooja Bhatt’s Jism 3 and Cabaret. Confirming this, her uncle Mukesh Bhatt said: “He was genuinely interested in investing in the entertainment world. We have lost a dynamicpersonality in our business. I worked with him in Murder 2 and Jism 2.”Also, Ponty was in advanced talks with Vinod Bachchan, who has been doing the rounds of temples to see his Sanjay Dutt-Vivek Oberoi starrer Zila Ghaziabad. A source close to Bachchan said, “The film was to get a December 11 release. Vinod vows to brave this out. Let’s see.” Chadha last distributed the Ashvini Yardi-Akshay Kumar co-production OMG Oh My God which turned out to be a winning proposition. Prior to OMG, he had bought the distribution rights of Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, directed by Sujoy More >
Shahana Goswami is preparing for a makeover so that filmmakers can see her in a new light
Saadia S Dhailey (BOMBAY TIMES; November 30, 2010)
Whether the films got good reviews or bad, there were no mixed reviews about Shahana Goswami’s acting prowess. Yet she continues to be seen in roles that support a film, rather than shoulder it, including her latest with Imran and Deepika. Shahana agrees, and admits rather honestly, “Though it’s nice to get talked about playing small parts, I am dying to do a leading lady’s role.” Not that offers haven’t come by, she shares, but they didn’t match her list of must haves. “I’d want a good banner, along with a good script and a good director,” she says, as she believes these are essential for visibility.
Meanwhile she is busy with what she calls a “personal project,” and no, that isn’t wedding preparations with her beau Milind Soman. “You can call it a make-over. I am working on presenting myself in the best way I can, and look like an actress should.”
In spite of hating the gym, she has finally signed up to shed the extra kilos. “Though Milind and I don’t work out together – he prefers to run, and I just can’t match up with his pace –he’s helping me set the goals,” she says, and is sure that results will begin to show in a month. For the rest, her friends from the industry are helping her out, including Deepika. “Deepika is in a different league, and she shares the experiences that it More >
By Subhash K. Jha, February 1, 2010 – 11:51 IST
She came, she shot and she sneaked out of Mumbai on Friday night on a flight to New York, traumatized by the experience of making a film on the life of a sex worker.
Lucy Liu came and shot her 30-minute film entitled Meena for ten days in Mumbai and tried to sneak out of Mumbai on Friday night as quietly as possible.
Says a source, “Lucy shot her film right until Friday evening then rushed to the airport to escape all media attention. She had to return to New York for another film. Then she had to edit her Mumbai film entitled Meena and submit it by mid-2010.”
According to an actor in the film, “Lucy is painfully shy of the press. Plus this was her first film as a director, and it was on a very sensitive subject.”
Lucy’s film was on the subject of prostitution. According to a source, “The film inspired by Meena’s tale as told in the book ‘Half The Sky’ is about a real-life sex worker Meena Haseena who at the age of 10, was abducted from her village in Bihar and brought to Mumbai. Meena grew up in a brothel. After escaping from the brothel, Meena made it her life’s mission to help as many of her sex-worker colleagues to escape from a life of prostitution as possible.”
The irony that moved Lucy Liu was that Meena couldn’t manage to rescue her own daughter from a life of prostitution.
Says an actor from the film, “It took Meena 14 years to rescue her own daughter from prostitution. As Lucy shot this sensitive film, she’d often More >
A man insisted that Govinda should marry him. When Govinda refused, he started stripping, forcing the actor to run away from the spotBy Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 27, 2009)
A few days ago, Govinda got quite a scare when man dressed up as a woman entered Jal Darshan building in Juhu, where Govinda resides, and demanded to meet the actor.
Although the building’s security guards did not allow the man inside the premises and tried to talk to him, he refused to relent. An eyewitness says, “The man said that he wanted to meet Govinda at any cost. He refused to budge.”
When all efforts made by the security guards failed, they were left with no choice but to inform the star about the visitor. On getting to know about the hullabaloo created by the man, the actor agreed to meet him thinking that he might be one of his ardent fans.
The actor was in for a shock when the man directly told him: “I am a man but I want to marry you. If need be, I am even ready to undergo a sex change operation, but please let’s start a life together.”
At first, Govinda was shocked by the revelation. Thereafter, he tried to explain to him that this was simply not possible. However, the man was in no mood to listen. When he realised that his sweet-talk was failing to do the needful, he started removing the padding he had worn, right in front of Govinda’s eyes, embarrassing him to no end.
That’s when the security guards took stock of the situation and had no More >