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Sanjay Gupta on changing equations, friends, foes and films
Upala KBR (DNA; June 4, 2013)
Sanjay Gupta is a talented director, who the industry forgot for some reason. He has got the nod from Quentin Tarantino. The Hollywood director, who most industrywallahs think of as God, has gone on record to say that Sanjay Gupta’s Kaante was better than his original (it’s on youtube.com). Gupta has proved his mettle again with Shootout At Wadala (SAW). His phone has started ringing. Every actor in the top league wants to work with him now. You can’t keep a talented man down. There is speculation about which actor will be in his next film. In a candid interview with the After Hrs, the filmmaker talks about his next film, patching-up with his SAW leading lady Kangna Ranaut, never working with Vivek Oberoi, his promise to his old buddy Sanjay Dutt and his new dost John Abraham. Read on…
So sequel of SAW in the making? For now, I am reviving Alibaug as I want to release it this year. There was just a pre-climax scene left to shoot with Sanju (Sanjay Dutt). When he said he didn’t want to shoot anymore, I sat with my writers, re-worked it and completed the shot. Ironically it’s a film about friendships. Now I will complete the film with the rest of the cast. Alibaug was made with a bunch of my very close friends — Sanjay Suri, Parvin Dabbas, Rohit Roy, Sudhanshu and Sameer Soni. And the girls Sophie Choudry, Masumeh, Shabana (Manoj Bajpayee’s wife), Manasi Joshi Roy and Dia Mirza. It’s More >
…there are others too on this list of Famous Gay People In Bollywood who don’t have same sex orientation
DNA (April 3, 2013)
The international website called IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base) is sort of bible for the films fans and the film fraternity. This website has an article — Famous Gay People From Bollywood. The names of this list (in order of appearance) are: Onir, Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan, Bobby Darling, Rahul Bose, Sanjay Suri, Kunal Kohli, Rohit Roy, Sanjay Gupta, Mahesh Manjerekar, Sahil Shroff, Purab Kohli, Aditya Panscholi and Deepak Parasher.
The list was created by ChrisTreborn seven months ago, and it has fans of SRK questioning if it is indeed a fact that their idol has a different orientation.
HOW RELIABLE IS IMDB INFORMATION The Disclaimer: Information in the Internet Movie Database comes from various sources. While we actively gather information from and verify items with studios and filmmakers, the bulk of our information is submitted by people in the industry and visitors like you. In addition to using as many sources as we can, our data goes through consistency checks to ensure it’s as accurate and reliable as possible.
How to correct the mistake…. The website admits, “Given the sheer volume and the nature of the information we list, occasional mistakes are inevitable and, when spotted/reported, they are promptly verified and fixed. That’s why we welcome corrections and submissions.” So now all the actors on that list know what they have to More >
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; October 12, 2012)
Chandrachur Singh is excited about his next film, director Shekhar Jha’s Prem Mayee, which also stars Sanjay Suri. The actor plays the lead role of a professor with dark shades.
Says Chandrachur, “My character, Arun, gives the impression of being a revolutionary. He shows that he is there to change the system and wins people over. His students are in love with him. But at home, he is a different person altogether. Arun is jealous of his wife’s success. And, though it is his wife who keeps sacrificing to make the relationship work, he makes it seem the other way. It was a challenge for me to play this unusual role. The director has delved into the psyche of the man very well.”
Arun’s wife Payal, played by Shreya Narayan, is an IPS officer for the world, but a devoted housewife at home. “She is in a powerful position at the office, but weak and vulnerable in her own home. It is the character’s transformation from a not-so-confident girl to being a confident individual that intrigued me. This is the reason why I said yes to the film,” Shreya says.
Prem Mayee releases today.
With her co-star Isabelle Adjani and the Ambassador from France, the actress played the role of a host to the T at the bash held on Tuesday night
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 21, 2012)
Bollywood’s fascination with the French seems to be on a rise. Close in the heels of Balaji’s declaration of their film The Dirty Picture releasing in France on July 4, comes a party hosted by the French Ambassador Francois Richier. On Tuesday, he flew down from Delhi to celebrate for two time Academy Award Nominee Isabelle Adjani’s induction into the Hindi film fraternity. Isabelle is a part of Preity Zinta’s comeback venture Ishkq In Paris.
The party on Tuesday night was attended by the who’s who of Bollywood, including the cast and crew of the film. Director Prem Raj Soni told this newspaper, “It was a big night for me. I was busy taking care of the guests. I couldn’t eat anything from the spread. Everybody had a lot of fun. We have just shot some crucial scenes with her and have a couple of days left before we wrap up.”
The spread that Soni missed out on consisted of mainly Indian fare. While the starters included a variety of prawns, Mediterranean style chicken and cheese along side the more Indian kebabs and tikka, the maincourse was purely Indian – on Isabelle’s request. “The décor was French inspired with dim lighting and slow music,” revealed a guest.
And all eyes were on Isabelle, who came dressed in a Tarun Tahiliani designed scarlet anarkali. “She had told her director More >
PTI (MID-DAY; May 28, 2012)
As Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s team Kolkata Knight Riders won their first IPL title in Chennai, Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate the proud owner.
The 46-year-old actor, who is the co-owner of the team along with Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta, cheered for the team at the MA Chidambaram stadium with wife Gauri and daughter.
Shah Rukh Khan after his team’s win at Chidambaram stadium. Photo/AFP
KKR became the new champions of the fifth edition of the sporting extravaganza as they defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in a nerve-wracking final match last night.
“Yayyyy!!! More power to team KKR and Shah Rukh Khan. And what a match!!!!!! KKROCKSSS (sic),” posted Karan Johar.
“Congrats SRK! Great win fr KKR!,” Bipasha Basu tweeted.
Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra tweeted, “SRK so happy for you!! Congratulations and well deserved!!!! babyK waiting for the cup now!”
“The wait is over. Well done KKR. Congratulations SRK and all team owners, members and staff. Let the good times roll…,” said Farhan Akhtar.
Preity Zinta tweeted, “Just landed in India and heard the good news! Congrats iamsrk, Gauri and KKR for winning IPL 5! I’m sure tonight the Party is not gonna end! (sic)”
“The badshah and his team does it… in style,” Shreyas Talpade posted on the micro-blogging site.
“I know nothing about cricket but I watched the match and prayed really hard More >
Filmmaker Onir, who has made some powerful films like ‘My Brother Nikhil’ and ‘I Am’, says there is no dearth of talented writers but filmmakers like to play it safe and choose to go with tried-and-tested stories
IANS (MID-DAY; March 12, 2012)
“I don’t think there are no writers or stories, there is a lack of people who believe in them. I am sure there are enough writers and stories but unfortunately the people with the finance don’t trust those stories and don’t want to go for original stories,” the 42-year-old said here at the Mumbai Mantra & Sundance Institute meet.
“They would rather remake something which is already made and that becomes safe. I think it’s more about lack of vision than lack of stories,” he added.
Meanwhile, Onir, whose ‘I Am’ recently won the National Award in two categories – best Hindi film and best lyrics, says the honour becomes all the more special as it came for a film not many people initially believed in.
“It’s still sinking in. It is for something totally unexpected and that makes it very, very precious. Two National Awards for the same film, which nobody believed in when we started off. I am so grateful to all those people who made the film possible,” said Onir.
‘I Am’ was a public-funded film and had four intriguing and gripping tales that appealed to the audiences.
His next production is ‘Chauranga’, being co-produced by Sanjay Suri. He has also announced his next directorial venture More >
By Joginder Tuteja, May 4, 2011 – 11:30 IST
Inspired by the super success of My Name Is Khan which has become a global phenomenon and is still playing internationally despite it’s release in India a year ago, even I AM would be expanding it’s horizons. Even as the film has opened to rave reviews and is one of the best critiqued affairs in last so many months, this Onir directed flick is not resting on it’s laurels and would now be marketed for global platforms.
Says a close associate of Sanjay Suri, co-producer of the film, “Team of I AM has been closely followed how My Name Is Khan – a film that made statement on racism – has been doing wonders internationally. Of course that film has names of superpowers like Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar being attached to it that has allowed it worldwide visibility. In comparison the challenge is immense for Sanjay and Onir to execute similar marketing plans.”
As is a known fact by now, My Name Is Khan, after its February release last year, is still travelling globally and is now a massive success in South Korea as well after making waves in Americas as well as Europe. Prior to that another issue based film Black had done phenomenal business there. Now since I AM too addresses issues like surrogate parenthood, paedophiles, terrorism and homosexuality, the makers believe that it carries great potential to penetrate international markets.
“Our film has a universal language”, says Onir, “Right now we have released the film in More >
MM.com had an exclusive chat with filmmaker Onir on his latest film ‘I Am’, an alleged cold war with Rahul Bose, and what makes a film ‘commercial’Varun Vazir | MM Online Bureau (May 02, 2011)
Onir, whose film I Am released last Friday, confesses that he did not have money to pay his actors yet managed to assemble a strong cast comprising Nandita Das, Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose, Sanjay Suri and Abhimanyu Singh.
The film was shot in a mere 24 days at a budget of Rs 3 crores. Excerpts from an interview:
I Am released on Friday along with four other films. Does that make you apprehensive?
Each film is of a different genre and defines its own audience. Anything good will find its audience. Footfall in the theatres has been increasing as there is a good buzz surrounding the film.
How did you manage to assemble such a cast?
We did not have money to offer the actors. Each of the cast members did this film only because the script excited them.
Which is your favorite story out of the four?
‘I Am Megha’ is very special to me as it is based on the loss of home and identity. I was born and brought up in Bhutan and had to leave the country due to political situations. Loss of home is a subject that touches me personally.
Rahul Bose was annoyed with you because you used his kissing scene with Arjun Mathur for publicity.
Rahul and I have a different take on that. I feel a scene of two people kissing is a beautiful emotion. There is no drama between me and Rahul. We respect More >
By Subhash K. Jha, April 29, 2011 – 12:19 IST
In the story I AM Megha, in Onir’s 4-episode feature I Am, Juhi Chawla plays a Kashmiri pandit woman who journeys back to Kashmir and the trauma of forced migration that she had left behind.
Says Onir, “Juhi’s character is based on my friend Sanjay Suri’s experiences as a Kashmiri Pundit who had to leave his land. The story contains a lot of incidental sounds of militancy, radicalism and fundamentalism taken from recent documentaries on Kashmir.” Drama in real life never seemed more real.
Onir’s film has been passed with an A certificate with just two words being beeped out. Surprising considering there are scenes of explicit sexuality especially in the fourth story, I AM Omar, where one night a white-collar executive (Rahul Bose) and his gigolo-toyboy (Arjun Mathur) are accosted by a homophobic bullying cop (Abhimanyu Singh). The cop not only extorts money from the couple after he catches Bose and Mathur kissing, he forces Bose to perform oral sex on him to escape arrest.
This again, is based on the experience of a true-life gay. “I was going to put his name in the end-credits. But he recently got married and requested anonymity. This person’s experience is certainly not an isolated instance that I’ve used in the film to show how the gay community is targeted. We’ve innumerable instances of decent successful gay individuals being harassed and blackmailed by cops into providing sexual favours to escape More >
By Devansh Patel, April 26, 2011 – 14:58 IST
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say: Nandita Das? That she does films that aren’t entertaining? That she does ‘off beat’ or ‘art house’ or ‘parallel’ cinema? That she does all controversial films? That she thinks she’s too much of a pseudo intellectual? If you all think that’s what describes Das, then stop reading further. Now to my next: Will there ever be an end to our obsession with Nandita Das? No, Never! There she was, dressed in a ‘peacock blue’ Punjabi dress with a dark pink duppata and standing all alone in a corner of a packed room full of media and guests, Nandita was trying to send someone a text from her mobile. I wasn’t going to let go of that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and so walked towards her to strike a conversation. But the moment she turned and smiled, I was falling short of words. Don’t be surprised! Nandita didn’t hold back. She was generous enough to offer a handshake and introduce herself. It is her volatile acting prowess that draws you towards her and her characters. Pretty, sexy and dramatic are one of the very few synonyms that describe the actress. Yes, it’s true that her stature derives largely from roles that disguise her real beauty. Nandita can be tagged as our industry’s brand ambassador of sorts, with her award winning performances in highly acclaimed films that travel world over, her being on the jury of the World’s biggest Film Festival – Cannes More >