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A film directed by Rajpal Yadav and featuring him in the lead will give fans and followers the opportunity to see both the legends in action once again
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 16. 2012)
Both legends in their own right: wrestling champion and actor Dara Singh, who passed away a few days ago, and the doyen of Hindi theatre Satyadev Dubey, who left this world on December 25,2011, will be seen for one more time in a film titled Ata Pataa Laapataa directed by Rajpal Yadav, who also plays the lead in it.
The film, a musical political satire, will see Dubey playing a theatre actor a la Sir Lawrence Olivier’s portrayal of Shakespeare and Dara Singh as the owner of a drama company. Fortunately, Ata Pataa Laapataa has been completed, and will release in October. It is dedicated to Dubey and Singh.
Asked about his film, Rajpal says,”When Satyadev Dubeyji agreed to be in my film, I felt I had achieved something great in life. And after that, Dara Singhji also agreed to be part of my film. Both the doyens were so inspiring to watch and direct. Satyadevji would say,’Don’t hesitate in correcting me if I am going wrong’. This, coming from the God of acting to someone who’s not just his disciple but also a first-time director.”
About Dara Singh, Rajpal says, “He was so professional in spite of his failing health. And so childlike in his enthusiasm about his role. By the time we came to his dubbing, he was too ill to travel. So, we recorded his dubbing at his home. We did try to More >
Emraan Hashmi talks about his journey from Footpath toShanghai and rise from formula to creative fulfilment
Anand Holla (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 10, 2012)
Days before Shanghai’s release, Emraan Hashmi had to cancel his tickets to the the IIFA awards at Singapore. The last thing this actor, at the cusp of stardom and art, was expecting to be held up by was a stomach flu. At his expansive Pali Hill residence, Emraan, in a checked shirt and flat-front khakis, lounges in the hall that’s flush with sunshine and breeze. “I must have eaten something nasty at Kanpur or Lucknow where I had gone to promote Shanghai. I really wanted to be with Dibakar Banerjee and my co-stars at a platform like IIFA,” he says.
Away from the arc lights, Emraan is the antithesis of his ‘filmi’ screen image. He has had a silent surge, first as a mass hero, then as a bankable star, and now an ‘A-lister’, who is starring in a Karan Johar film as well as a Vishal Bhardwaj venture. In most of his 25 films thus far, the majority of which have been super-hit potboilers, the 33-year-old has played grey, troubled characters that get away with swindling, killing, betraying people and, of course, kissing girls and getting luckier than that too. From Footpath, Murder, Gangster, Awarapan, Jannat, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai to his disarmingly sincere performance as Jogi Parmar in Shanghai, Emi (pronounced Immy) has coursed the long mile. The only thing that has remained unchanged in his career is the signature More >
Actors and spouses Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak-Shah stay together because they play together
By Reema Gehi (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 29, 2012)
In theatre, there are no heroes or heroines. But it would be hard to ignore the fact that actors Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak-Shah are an institution in the business. They are striking, opinionated and utterly revered for their passionate performances. More than three theatrical decades of togetherness, and the couple that completes each other’s sentences, seems to be still in sync.
“Thirty-two years seem to have gone by in a flash,” says Ratna, at their home in Bandra, also a popular rehearsal hub for the Motley bunch of actors. If there is one leitmotif that runs through their life, it would be acting and theatre. “We would not have been so deeply involved in each other’s lives had we been in separate professions,” says Naseer.
They first met at the rehearsals of Satyadev Dubey’s Sambhog Se Sanyas Tak (copulation to celibacy, when translated). A couple of years later, the two got married. “It wasn’t love at first sight, or anything like that. In fact, when Dubey introduced me to him, I didn’t even get his name right. I heard it as Shivendra Sinha, a filmmaker from FTII. He looked like one of them with his long kurta, long beard…,” says Ratna. “We were a whole bunch of new actors, so Naseer was brought in as he was a trained actor from NSD.” The two worked together for a few months before the play saw the light of day. Soon, More >
BOMBAY TIMES (March 11, 2012)
After playing Imran Khan’s sidekick in I Hate Luv Storys and making his presence felt in films like Mumbai Meri Jaan, Bedhundh (Marathi), My Name Is Khan and Crook, model and actor Kavin Dave, is stepping into the world every actor dreams of – yes, he is all set to take centre stage!
Producer-director Jagdish Rajpurohit ‘s Bumboo has Dave in the lead part. “I am excited and am looking forward to Bumboo’s release,” he smiles. Kavin’s brush with the camera began when he was barely seven. “My first ad was a candy commercial followed by a number of television serials that had me as a child artiste.”
Kavin continues, “After graduation, I began pursuing theatre and mastered the art of acting under the guidance of eminent theatre personality Satyadev Dubey. It was here that I met Jagdish Rajpurohit, and over a period of time our meeting culminated into a thick friendship. Because of our common interest in cinema we landed up writing the adaptation of L’emmerduer for India.”
He adds, “Forget the lead, I was not even considered for any role in Bumboo! Rajpurohit wanted someone who would look slightly older than me. But I convinced him otherwise. Well, that’s where I stand apart I guess!”
If his drop dead looks were anything to go by, Vaibhav Anand (fondly called Vibhu) should not have such a tough time getting noticed here. And given his pedigree, talent is something we are taking for granted.
Legendary actor, late Vijay Anand’s banner will launch Vaibhav in a thriller (though we’re sure some girls were hoping it’d be a romance). The project is expected to go on floors mid next year. And this film is being pitched as one that would hopefully revive the banner after 25 years; it will henceforth be called Vibhu Vijay Anand Pictures.
And guess what? The chiselled face isn’t all Vibhu boasts of; he has written this film himself.
When contacted, Vaibhav said, “Yes, we are relaunching our banner. It will be a thriller that I have written and will also be my debut venture. The film’s story is on solving the mystery around a train in the course of eighty years.”
It’s not such a surprise, however, that Vibhu, like many others in Bollywood, was trained at The Lee Strasberg Academy. “I have also done extensive theatre with Satyadev Dubey. Besides that, I worked under Ravi Chopra and Sooraj Bharjatya to acquire on-the-set experience.” Enough said Vibhu; now we’ll let your work do the talking.