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Prachi Kadam (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 31, 2012)
She made her Hindi film debut alongside Ranbir Kapoor in Anurag Basu’s Barfi! And now Ileana D’Cruz is all set to start shooting for Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero where she is paired with Shahid Kapoor.
Apparently, Ileana and Shahid got along like a house on fire during the film’s rehearsals. Which is probably why Shahid has been addressing Ileana as ‘Ranbir’s girl’…
A source from the sets told Mirror, “Ileana had a great time working with Ranbir on Barfi! She shared some of those experiences with Shahid, who has now started teasing her as ‘Ranbir’s girl’. Shahid is being plain mischievous. Besides, Ileana knows only two actors so well; one being Ranbir and the other Shahid.”
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; October 29, 2012)
Shah Rukh Khan returns to romance in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Akshay Kumar gets back into his Khiladi shoes while Hrithik Roshan will reprise his Krishh avatar. Abhishek Bachchan returns as Jai Dixit in Dhoom 3 and John Abraham gets into action mode with Shootout At Wadala. Even Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Aamir Khan are not venturing too far from the kind of roles that have made them popular with the masses.
As senior heroes play it safe and dabble in genres that have always been their forte at the BO, it’s the younger lot that is refusing to follow the beaten track in Bollywood. So, look out for Imran Khan who has taken a complete 180 degree turn from his usual urban image to play a Haryanvi in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola while Shahid Kapoor will be seen playing a cop for the first time in Neeraj Pandey’s yet-to-be-titled film. Earlier, Ranbir Kapoor gave up his lover boy image to essay the hearing-and-speech-impaired hero in Barfi! while Abhay Deol has always been associated with hatke roles. Even newbie Arjun Kapoor played a rustic guy in his debut film Ishaqzaade.
Trade observers feel that it is commendable for these young actors to move out of their comfort zone and push the envelope when it comes to their roles. More so, in the case of actors who are moving away from their established images. “Both Ranbir and Imran are known for their romantic image. So to move away from what generally works for them is More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 23, 2012)
Following the demise of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra on Sunday evening, a pall of gloom descended upon the entire film industry. The iconic director, who had just turned 80 on September 27, and was eagerly awaiting the release of his last directorial Jab Tak Hai Jaan, died, literally speaking, with his boots on; something he had always wanted during his lifetime.
At around 9pm on Sunday, the late movie mogul was ferried in an ambulance from Lilavati Hospital to Studio No 3 of Yash Raj Studios. Incidentally, this was the same place where he had announced his retirement last month while revisiting his film journey with Shah Rukh Khan.
Immediate family and friends of the late Yash Chopra, which included Karan Johar, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan stayed by his side throughout the night of Sunday. In fact, Shah Rukh, who had been one of the first ones to reach Lilavati Hospital after hearing news of his passing away, did not leave the late Chopra’s side till around 5’o’clock on Monday morning. Amitabh Bachchan too was there for the longest time.
Between 9am and 12pm yesterday, the filmmaker’s friends and almost the whole film fraternity dropped by at the studio to pay their last respects.
Among those who came were Rekha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Mukesh Bhatt, Pankaj Kapoor with his wife and son Shahid, Sohail Khan and wife, Suniel Shetty, Arjun Rampal and wife, Katrina Kaif, Deepika More >
Actor is all set for an image overhaul in his next film, thanks to the choreographer-turned-director’s touch
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 16, 2012)
Thanks to Prabhu Dheva, Shahid Kapoor is all set to get a perfectly new signature look for his upcoming film, reportedly titled Namak, by Viki Rajani. The choreographer-turned-director is known to give ‘special’ looks to his actors. A source informs, “Prabhu Dheva is taking keen interest in working on Sasha’s look. Apart from his physical appearance in the film, Prabhu is planning a unique dance step for him too.”
Salman’s collar dance step in Wanted and Akshay’s signature dance in Chinta ta chita chita song from Rowdy Rathore were also Prabhu’s creations. Our source adds, “There is going to be a drastic change in Shahid’s body language. Prabhu wants to explore Sasha’s versatility through this. The actor too is open to experimenting.” And the reason behind this image overhaul is Shahid’s desire to target the masses. The source elaborates, “Incidentally, Prabhu is known to cater to the masses and knows exactly what works with them.” All the best, then.
Sunayana Suresh (BOMBAY TIMES; October 15, 2012)
Ileana D’Cruz, the Barfi! heroine, seems to now have her eyes set on a full-fledged career in Bollywood. She hasn’t signed a Telugu or Tamil film for over a year and the Goan girl seems to be sending out a message loud and clear — her priorities now lie in the city of her birth, Mumbai. Come November and Ileana will start shooting for Phata Poster Nikla Hero opposite Shahid Kapoor.
While some south Indian filmmakers are crying foul over the actor’s changed priorities, especially since they believe she owes it to the south for helping shape her career thus far, this trend isn’t new. There have been other heroines who began their careers in the south, but didn’t look back after tasting success in Mumbai. Asin has had a stray release or two in the south after shifting to Mumbai; Kajal Aggarwal, another Mumbai girl, who’s currently working on her second Hindi film after Singham, hasn’t signed up for any new south project. A Tamil director explains, “It boils down to greater visibility and success. And Bollywood is a dream that they wouldn’t give up so easily. They consider south films a ladder.”
Tamannaah and Taapsee are also poised to make their B-town debuts with Himmatwala and Chashme Buddoor, respectively. One hears that there is a change in their priorities already.
Sayantan Dalal (DNA; October 14, 2012)Shahid Kapoor DNA Research N Archives
Amidst his hectic schedule and work on his upcoming films, actor Shahid Kapoor manages to squeeze out some time to rejuvenate himself. And guess what brings a smile on his face? Playing cricket with the children of his locality! The actor is often spotted on Sundays spending time with the kids from his society.
From Monday to Saturday, Shahid is on his toes juggling between workshops and meetings with directors for the pre-shoot work for his upcoming films. A source informs, “Shahid is gearing up to start shooting for his next film Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero with Ileana D’Cruz. He also has Prabhu Dheva’s Namak (rumoured title) for which he is making sure all the prep work is done before they start shooting. But Sundays he keeps for himself to relax and unwind. And what better way than spending time with the kids.”
Shahid simply loves cricket, so it’s no surprise to know how he spends his time on off days. “On Sundays he is spotted playing cricket with kids from his locality. These kids gather religiously to not only get a glimpse of the actor, but also to play with him. Shahid organises various cricket tournaments there and even plays with them. Initially the society members were totally taken aback to see Shahid like that. Not only that, he even has lunch with the kids during the breaks they take from the cricket tournaments,” the source further adds.
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After a gap of four months, Shahid Kapoor is back in the gym to tone physique for his topless acts in Rajkumar Santoshi’s film
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; October 10, 2012)
Shahid Kapoor is once again gearing up for a lean and mean look for Rajkumar Santoshi’s upcoming film Phata Poster Nikla Hero. The actor, who has to do many action scenes in the film, has been told to chisel his body for a few topless scenes. The actor has been off the gym route for a few months for another film commitment. A source tells us, “It has only been a week since Shahid joined the gym after a gap of almost four months. He had been asked to lose all the bulk for another film.”
The actor was so out of form that on the first day, he couldn’t lift the required sets of weight. The source says, “There was a lot playing on his mind that day. Sasha was battling through some personal issues. He was also unhappy that the film for which he let go off his strong built didn’t work out ultimately.” Apparently, his trainer Abbas Ali had to ask him to leave and come back later. The source adds that his trainer has ordered him to keep his shirtless image in mind and use that as an inspiration to build his body.
After five long years, Rani Mukerji opens up to Mid Day to talk about stereotypes around Bollywood actresses
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; October 9, 2012)
It has taken Rani Mukerji almost five years to break her silence with Mid Day because of a misunderstanding. But when she starts talking, she does it in style! And with a smile… The light-eyed Bong beauty is quick to let bygones be and start talking about Aiyyaa. As long as there are no cliched questions, the 34-year-old husky-voiced actress is happy to answer all of them.
It’s been a long time since ‘No One Killed Jessica’. Would you call ‘Aiyyaa’ a comeback film? No, I won’t. Aamir (Khan) does one film a year but you don’t go around asking him whether ‘Talaash’ is his comeback film. I have two releases within a period of a year and half. The thing is people in the industry feel that it’s okay for an actor to take time to prepare for his next but the same standards don’t apply to an actress. I believe somewhere the prevalent mindset has to change.
Do you ever experience insecurity as an actress? I’m neither an insecure person nor an insecure actress. I don’t look around who are my competitors but yes, I’ve got a responsibility towards my fans. I need to surprise them. At least that’s how I feel about my job. So it all boils down to choosing the right film. However, sometimes your instincts work and sometimes they don’t.
Are you very choosy? I think it’s important for an actor to have that power to choose. You can’t do More >
Chaya Unnikrishnan (DNA; October 8, 2012)Prithviraj
Actress Rani Mukerji is currently on a promotional tour across the country for her upcoming film. At one of the events she apparently confessed that Prithviraj Sukumaran is a better co-star and way better dancer than Shahid Kapoor. “She said that she had far more fun on Aiyyaa as compared to working with Shahid in Dil Bole Hadippa,” says the source.
Rani is seen doing two dance numbers with Prithvi — one is a belly dance and another one is inspired by a Kamal Haasan song from the 1980s. In all her interviews, the actress has been praising her co-star. However, when the shooting had just begun, Rani had no expectations from Prithvi.
“He being a South Indian and not acquainted with Bollywood, she was not sure how Prithvi would manage Bolly dancing, especially because he came across as a shy and reserved person. It was only later that she realised he was a good dancer,” says the source.
After Aiyya, Rani’s next release will be Talaash, a thriller with actors Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Rani is one of the few actresses to have done two heroine films since the beginning of her career. She has acted with actors Kajol, Kareena, Preity Zinta and Vidya Balan. When asked about it, Rani had said, “We are here to act and more the merrier.”
In her career spanning over a decade the actress has done a variety of roles including that of a hearing impaired and blind girl in Black, but so far the National Award has eluded her. More >
Renuka Vyavahare (BOMBAY TIMES; October 8, 2012)
Shahid Kapoor has been having it tough over the past few months. One of his films, a Hindi remake of South film Vettai was canned, while he opted out of Maneesh Sharma’s film. He was gung-ho about both projects and underwent weight training for the two very different roles, but to no avail.
For the Vettai remake, he had to beef up and for Maneesh’s film, he had to lose weight as he played a collegian. After six months of hardcore weight training for Vettai, he learned that the film had been canned. Slightly disheartened, he got himself back on his feet and proceeded to lose weight for Maneesh’s film. After eight years of gym training, Shahid took a four-month break in order to look ‘unmuscular’. Unfortunately, he left this film because of differences between the producers and him.
Shahid’s personal trainer, Abbas Ali, confirmed, “Shahid lost four kilos of muscle weight for Maneesh’s film. He lost metabolism. He was demotivated. He’s 31 and a vegetarian and it isn’t easy for him to fluctuate his workout and diet.”
The Kapoor boy is now working on a muscular look for Prabhudheva’s Namak. But training the actor is an uphill task. Says Abbas, “I had to motivate Shahid to get back. He underwent mental endurance training… yoga and meditation. For someone who hadn’t missed the gym for a day in eight years, the past couple of months have been tough. Shahid is back and has been regularly training for a month now. I had to train More >