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Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; May 14, 2013)
Celebrated lensman Jagdish Mali, who was known by the less-informed only for his portraits on Rekha, passed away at noon on May 13. Bombay Times was fortunate to get some exclusive pictures shot by Jagi. A couple of months ago, the photographer was put in an embarrassing spot when a segment of the media reported that he was going through bad days. Fortunately, in his lifetime, he managed to regain some of his lost glory in print. Jagi lost his battle with life after he suffered a fall and was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital. His actress-daughter Antara and son-in-law Che Kurien paid him frequent visits in the last week. The news of his death came as a rude shock to the Bollywood celebrities whom he had photographed in his halcyon days.
In his four-decade-long career, Jagi had a wide and illustrious portfolio. His father was an artiste and Jagi, who grew up in the middle-class bylanes of Bandra East, started his life shooting unusually sharp pictures of everyday life. Fate, of course, had other plans. Celebrities sought him out and got him to shoot their pictures because his camera often spoke more eloquently than he did.
Fastidious and moody like most artistes, Jagi would only shoot when he was inspired. While one will have to publish a tome to show his entire life’s work, the image that comes to mind as Jagi’s trademark shot is the black and white photograph of Aamir Khan’s Ghulam poster that shows the actor packing a More >
The upcoming gala is also meant to scotch all rumours of a rift between his media company and Boney Kapoor
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 19, 2013)
He may be facing a certain amount of heat because of the Supreme Court asking him to refund Rs 24,000 crore to his investors, but Subrata Roy Sahara seems determined to cool off with yet another mega bash.
Close on the heels of the party he hosted for his grand daughter’s naming ceremony, Roy is planning a bash to celebrate Sridevi’s Padma Shri award, at his suburban five-star. The party will be held either on April 23 or 27, and guests have been asked to keep themselves free on both days as of now.
According to sources, in true Sahara-style the bash will see filmmakers, actors, politicians, cricketers and industrialists turn up to congratulate the actress.
Among the few who seemed to have confirmed are the Bachchans, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Hema Malini, Anil Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapure, Preity Zinta and Chiranjeevi, besides Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina. “Subrata Roy wanted to host this party earlier, but his work commitments kept him extremely busy,” revealed a source close to the group.
This party assumes a special significance for the film industry. “This one is special. It puts an end to all the on-going speculation about Boney Kapoor, who has been heading the group’s media and entertainment initiative since 2011, having problems with the company,” says the More >
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; February 3, 2013)
Bollywood power couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol, who are both known to be maha choosey about their films and endorsements, are also unanimous about taking up social causes. The two stars will join ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in an initiative to raise awareness about children’s right to education through the Support My School Campaign. For it, the three will participate in a 12-hour live telethon today in a bid to raise awareness and funds. An insider shares that this is not the first time that the star couple is lending support to this cause. “Last year too, Ajay donated around Rs10 lakh towards it,” says an insider.
Talking about supporting the campaign, Ajay says, “Both Kajol and I strongly believe in the cause of education and support it too. Every child has a right to education and we all as individuals must try our best to ensure that children are not deprived of their basic right. As celebs, we can and should try to do the best possible to help bring about the awareness for such noble causes and help them in any and every way. We are parents ourselves and know that there is no substitute for education in life. So, we are glad to be a part of such an initiative.” Ajay has also been the brand ambassador for Save The Girl Child Campaign along with Kajol, which was a campaign backed by the Maharashtra government.
Meanwhile, the actor has recently wrapped his Himmatwala schedule and is slated to join filmmaker Prakash Jha in More >
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; January 22, 2013)
Prior to their film’s release, most B-Town folk seek all kinds of godly intervention for success in their endeavours. But legendary singer Asha Bhosle has gone a step further. She has invited the god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar to launch the music of her Bollywood acting debut, Mai.
Everyone knows the rapport the master blaster shares with Bhosle as well as her sister Lata Mangeshkar. They are his biggest fans and he respects them a lot. So for her big moment, Bhosle wanted no one but Tendulkar to release the music.
Says a source, “It was entirely Ashaji’s idea to have Sachin at the event. She called him and requested him and he agreed to grace the event. She then told director Mahesh Kodiyal and producer Subhash Dawar and they were but naturally thrilled with the idea.” Says Dawar, “Ashaji personally invited him to unveil the music of the film.” In the past, Bhosle has stated that she would love to sing a duet with Tendulkar. Perhaps at the event he could hum a few lines with her!
After undergoing a makeover for her next film ‘Barfi’, Priyanka Chopra thought her hairstyle ended up looking like Sachin Tendulkar’s
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; August 29, 2012)
In Anurag Basu’s Barfi, Priyanka Chopra plays an autistic young woman. To look her part, PC had to be given quite a different look from her usual self. However after her hair was re-done, the actress thought she looked exactly like Sachin Tendulkar.
Anurag explains, “To prep up for the role, Priyanka was made to meet several autistic kids. We took a few things from here and there to give her a suitable look. After seeing for the first time how she looked like Jhilmil, her character, PC said, ‘Aila, I look like Sachin!’” We wonder what Sachin will say to this…
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; June 24, 2012)
They do not look similar but Rajesh Mapuskar, 40, the debutant director of Ferrari Ki Sawaari, and his mentor Rajkumar Hirani could be alter egos. They share a certain simple and straightforward value system and are motivated by a similar passion for storytelling.
In this interview conducted at a bustling Andheri coffee shop, the soft-spoken Mapuskar strains to be heard over the din, just as his film about the Indian middle-class dream tries to steer a different path from the Rowdies of Bollywood. Excerpts…
Tell me how a middle-class boy from Shrivardhan in Raigad district came to Bollywood. After my Class X, my father sent me to study Commerce at Kirti College in the hope that I’ll become a chartered accountant. But then I met Rajkumari Hirani during an ad film shoot where both of us were modelling for Vardhman Threads. We were both trying to become models! In addition, we shared many things in common. For instance, we both loved eating at Goa Bhawan at Juhu Circle. While we were making ad films, Raju often spoke of making a feature film about a maverick doctor. After years of doing ad films I got bored and decided to move to Bangkok which is when Raju told me to stay back to do just one film with him and that’s how I came to assist him in Munnabhai MBBS. And after that Lage Raho… and 3 Idiots. Now that my own film has released, Raju jokes with me calling me his senior because I have done four films whereas he has done More >
Ritwik Sahore, the 12-year-old actor from Ferrari Ki Sawaari talks about his film, success and everything it entails
MUMBAI MIRROR; June 18, 2012
How did you land a role in Ferrari Ki Sawaari? My house in Kandivali (East) was getting renovated. To stay away from all that noise, I had gone to a mall with my mother. The casting director of the film spotted me. He thought I looked like Sachin Tendulkar and would fit the role. He started following me. He spoke to my mother. She initially thought that he was offering her a role (laughs). My parents sat me down and asked me whether I would like to act. They let me take the call. I wanted to try it out. The filmmakers were very considerate. They shot with me on days I did not need to go to school.
Darsheel Safary also started off like you. But then, reportedly, his father started asking for huge sums of money. Are you going to put a heavy price tag on yourself too? Firstly, I haven’t decided what I want to do in life. But yes, now that Ferrari Ki Sawaari has got good reviews, I think I should become an actor. But no, I will never put a heavy price tag on myself. I hate attitude. I want to be the way I am – grounded. If I don’t, people will start hating me.
Tell us about your favourite scene in the film The scene I like most is where Sharman Joshi goes to the bank to request a loan. I want to see that scene over and over again.
Your favourite film and actor? I love all films. But Golmaal 3 and 3 Idiots are my favourites. As More >
Films based on the common man always find an audience. And if Rajkumar Hirani is involved, then definitely the curiosity and excitement increases manifold. Because we all know, that it will have loads and loads of lessons to be learnt and to be cherished for life! And as expected, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Rajesh Mapuskar’s directorial debut excels beautifully in this department. The director tells a beautiful story with élan and succeeds to a great extent! Sadly, the film has its share of cinematic liberties. All films have it but in case of Ferrari Ki Sawaari, it’s too much. Nevertheless, the film deserves a watch!
The story of the movie: Rustom aka Rusy (Sharman Joshi) is a head clerk at the RTO. He’s upright, honest and ever smiling whose life revolves around his son, Kayo (Ritwik Sahore) and his passion for cricket. Kayo aims high but big dreams often need hell lot of money, something that Rusy doesn’t have. But Rusy gets an opportunity whereby he’ll be paid handsomely, if he gets a Ferrari for a rich and influential person. All hell breaks loose when Rusy gets the Ferrari, but without informing its legendary owner – master blaster Sachin Tendulkar! Watch Ferrari Ki Sawaari to find out what happens next.
A smile gets on viewer’s face as Rustom’s character is introduced. He’s cheerful, simple, happy and most importantly, truthful and honest – something that we all aspire to be. The by-now famous scene and in a way also the best scene is where Rustom insists on a fine for More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 5, 2012)
Speculation is rife about Sachin Tendulkar making his debut in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s much anticipated Ferrari Ki Sawaari. Fanning these rumours comes news about Nita Ambani’s private screening of the film for him and his family at Antila on Sunday night. While the filmmakers have been rather tight lipped about the cricketer’s rumoured involvement in the film, we wonder whether Nita’s gesture is a hint that Sachin is indeed going to be part of the film.
His Kolaveri-style video dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar draws severe flak. Malik says he’ll try harder next time
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 5, 2012)
Mirror has stumbled upon a fan boy video that seems to draw inspiration from Dhanush’s Kolaveri Di, which music composer Anu Malik has dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 centuries. Titled Sachin Ke Sau Ka Dhamaka, the lyrics goes somewhat like this: Toh main yeh soch raha hoon, main yeh bol raha hoon, kee cricketers toh bahut hai duniya mein lekin sachin jaisa koi nahin… 100 century marna koi khaane kaa kaam nahi… aisa aadmi koi duniya mein nahi aayega, 100 percent guarantee. No ahankaar, sirf cricket se pyaar…
And there are two such videos, of varying durations, uploaded by Malik on his You Tube page within a span of six days. What caught our attention wasn’t so much Malik’s endeavour as the slew of unsparing comments he seems to have drawn, mostly slamming him for what is perceived as sheer ridiculousness. One read: “Sachin’s reaction after listening to this song: Why the hell did I score 100 centuries?” Another said: “You (Malik) should think of retiring else Sachin will seriously think about retiring.” A third went: “This is an embarrassment to Sachin’s success.”
What exactly was Malik thinking? When contacted, he was humble enough to take the criticism in his stride and said, “Shall try harder next time,” adding, “I have done it for my love for Sachin and I stand by my song. I love him and the song is my way More >