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Shubha Shetty (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 5, 2013)
Eeating remains an elaborate exercise on the sets, even for the fussy stars – whether it is caterers serving meals on the sets or in their vanity vans, or personal chefs rustling up favourite dishes. We spoke to some of the busiest people in the business to get a taste of what’s cooking on the sets.
AISHWARYA’S KORI ROTTI
One of the most popular caterers in the industry, Jhama Foods, was founded by Shivanna Shetty, who ran away from his home in Mangalore at the age of seven. After menial jobs in Mumbai, he set up his canteen at Natraj Studio and catered to producers like Pramod Chakravarthy, Ramanand Sagar, Shakti Samantha, FC Mehra, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Boney Kapoor and N Chandra. Eventually, he started taking full-fledged catering orders on various film sets and now runs his business with his son Purshottam (right).
Jhama’s specialty: Manglorean food. Aishwarya Rai’s mother had got them to cater to their guests for ten days at the time of her daughter’s wedding. “We served typical Manglorean dishes like Kori rotti as most of the guests were from Mangalore,” recalls Purushottam. During the making of Tezaab, Purushottam’s mother prepared a Manglorean fish curry for Madhuri Dixit, and for Sridevi during Mr India.
On location abroad for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Amitabh Bachchan’s assistant requested them to make simple vegetarian food like Bhindi, Rajma and Dahi Kadhi for the actor. Currently, Jhama is catering to Ram Leela, Yeh More >
Bharati Dubey (BOMBAY TIMES; April 5, 2013)
Tired of allegations that it does not help members of the fraternity, the Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) has appealed to actors who are Members of Parliament — Jaya Bachchan, Rekha, Jaya Prada, Raj Babbar and Shatrughan Sinha — and lyricist Javed Akhtar to lend a helping hand.
CINTAA had recently received a lot of flak for ignoring the plight of actor Shrivallabh Vyas — best remembered for his role in Lagaan (2001) — whose family has been finding it unable to foot his medical bills.
CINTAA general secretary Dharmesh Tiwari says, “It will help if they donate even a third of their MP fund. We can use it for the construction of CINTAA tower, where we plan to have a medical centre and probably even a hospital floor for artistes. We are not a rich association, but we try our best to help the artistes in need.”
Most actor-politicians, especially those nominated to the Rajya Sabha, have used their funds for causes like education, beautification of beaches and public health, claims Tiwari. As of now, CINTAA’s membership fee is a mere 75 and they provide a medical insurance of 25,000. “But if we need more, we have affiliations with various other trusts,” says he.
So how come no assistance was provided to Shrivallabh? Furnishing the copy of a letter that was sent to the actor’s wife, he says, “We had sanctioned Rs 50,000 in 2009, but she said she didn’t need the money. And now, we hear that their financial condition is bad. More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 4, 2013)
Sonakshi Sinha’s always been her papa’s little girl. And while shooting in Lucknow for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullet Raja, she began to miss him a lot. So, Shatrughan Sinha lost no time in booking a flight to Lucknow, and was there beside his daughter on the sets for the entire first half of Sunday.
A friend of Sonakshi told Mirror: “Sonakshi was glad to have her dad on the sets. For quite some time, he sat next to the monitor and watched his daughter perform. He spent quite a few hours there, chatting heartily with Tigmanshu and producer Rahul Mittra.” According to the friend, while shooting for Son of Sardar too, Shatrughan had flown to the outskirts of Punjab where his daughter was shooting just to be with her.
The veteran actor says he and his family are praying for Sanjay Dutt’s leniency plea
Subhash K Jha (DNA; March 24, 2013)
The irrepressible Shatrughan Sinha has stood by Sanjay Dutt for the last 20 years in the latter’s struggle for freedom. And now even though his parent-party, the BJP, stands by the honourable Supreme Court’s decision to send Sanjay back to jail, Shatrughan is all for leniency towards Sanjay.
Speaking exclusively to After Hrs he said, “Whatever I am today as a politician and actor, I’ve learnt from Sanjay’s father Sunil Dutt saab. He has been a constant source of inspiration. And Sanjay is very close to me. I’ve struggled with him for all these years as he has been fighting for his freedom. It pains me to see Sanjay standing where he is right now. I’ve been with him in this battle to prove his innocence for 20 years.”
The forthright politician-actor recalls, “The first time Sanjay went to jail I was the only one there with his father, when Sanjay got bail. I was with Sanjay when he went to meet Balasaheb Thackeray to put forward his defence. I’ve supported his craving for freedom because I believe Sanjay is not a terrorist.” Sinha finds the current wave of empathy for Sanjay in the entertainment industry very ironical. “I want to ask those who are shedding crocodile tears for Sanjay, trying to show how aggrieved and concerned they are about his predicament, where were you all these years when he lived in the fear of losing his freedom? I am sure these More >
BOMBAY TIMES (March 8, 2013)
At a recent event when veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha addressed Rani Mukerji as Rani Chopra, the entire industry went into a tizzy, starting a fresh round of speculations about Rani’s relationship with film-maker Aditya Chopra.
Funny it is, that the studio owners sent out a release making it look like the veteran actor-politician had made a blooper. Consequently, he made it clear that he had made no mistake when he addressed Rani as Rani Chopra.
One knows Rani does not entertain personal questions. But an insider informs that the actress was the only one who was not unduly perturbed with Shotgun’s ‘slip of the tongue’.
Subhash K Jha (DNA; February 13, 2013)
The irrepressible Shatrughan Sinha is unfazed by the brouhaha he created by calling Rani Mukerji, ‘Rani Chopra’ at the unveiling of Yash Chopra’s statue at the Yashraj Studios on Monday.
While television channels went berserk with what they saw as Sinha’s faux pas, Shotgun makes it clear that the Chopra surname that he used with Rani’s name was no mistake. He is not regretful about the public revelation.
He told this paper, “I only stated the truth. Either you should not ask me to speak in public. If you do, you better be prepared for some frankspeak. I was asked to speak on the great Yash Chopra. While I was mentioning the family members my wife reminded me that I had forgot to mention Aditya Chopra. To this I replied, ‘I have mentioned Rani Chopra and that is as good as mentioning Aditya Chopra too.’ I see no harm in this. I didn’t think it would become such an issue.”
At a function to unveil the statue of the late Yash Chopra, Shatrughan Sinha’s ‘slip of tongue’ led to a comic scramble
Mumbai Mirror Bureau (February 12, 2013)
Shatrughan Sinha’s ‘slip of tongue’ at the unveiling of late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s statue Monday, not only created a ripple, it also prompted YRF to send out a hurried note, requesting mediapersons to not read too much into it.
Sinha, rather innocently referred to Rani Mukerji as Rani Chopra. By the time, the studio’s damage control team had swung into action, word was out, that perhaps it was a Freudian slip on the part of the veteran actor, and maybe he knew something that the whole world has only been guessing all this while.
While mentioning the entire Chopra family during his speech, Shatrughan said, “Yash Chopra, Pamela Chopra, Uday Chopra, Rani… just now, my wife said I missed out on Aditya Chopra. Rani Chopra ka naam liya hai toh zahir see baat hai Aditya Chopra ka naam bhi… (When I am taking Rani Chopra’s name, then it is obvious that I am taking Aditya Chopra’s name as well).”
Rani, according to reports, covered her mouth in shock. For a long time now, rumours have been rife that the 34-year-old actress shares a close bond with Aditya Chopra, and the duo has already tied the knot in 2012 in a private ceremony but none of them have either officially confirmed their relationship, or their wedding.
What added credence to the wedding theory was Rani’s teary-eyed presence on the stage. As she stood with More >
The actor dressed up to humour the filmmaker, while a radiant Vidya Balan more than made up for the absence of the leading ladies from his films
MUMBAI MIRROR (January 26, 2013)
When Subhash Ghai threw a party to celebrate his 67th birthday this Thursday, everyone had expected him to introduce his latest ‘discovery’ Mishti to the members of the fraternity. However, Ghai chose to keep some cloud of mystery still hovering over his newfound muse. It was only recently that Ghai had put a face to the dancing silhouette of the poster of his upcoming film Kaanchi.
Curiously, none of Ghai’s ‘M’uses — Meenakshi, Madhuri or Mahima — were present at the party. But it was Vidya Balan instead who came to wish the veteran director.
The party was held at a five-star hotel in Bandra Kurla Complex and the first to arrive was Mithun Chakraborty, who came with his son Mimoh. As the party coincided with the date of the premiere of Race 2, many guests, including the directors Abbas and Mustan dropped in while on their way back from the premiere and left in a hurry.
Rakesh Roshan arrived with his wife Pinky, while Shatrughan Sinha came in with Pahlaj Nihalani and was later joined by his wife Poonam. Salman Khan, with whom Ghai has already announced his next film, came in well past midnight, closely followed by his colleague and buddy Aamir Khan, who came sporting a signature Subhash Ghai hat. Perhaps just to humour him. Among others who came to wish the director were Rajkumar Santoshi, More >
Or is someone conspiring to paint him in bad light?
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; January 17, 2013)
Looks like Ranveer Singh has been attracting a lot of negative publicity lately. Not only is he reported to have a series of cold wars with his industry colleagues, the actor apparently has also been trying “too hard” to impress girls at a Bandra club. One can only wonder why Ranveer is so keen to rub people the wrong way. There is no escaping the fact that the actor has been consistently making headlines with his bizarre antics. A dekko:
Hair today, gone tomorrow
For his upcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, Ram Leela, Ranveer was specifically asked to keep a beard. But when Ranveer walked onto the sets with a clean- shaven look, it was enough to earn SLB’s ire. Apparently a huge fight followed and crewmembers had to resolve the issue by suggesting prosthetics.
The big shatru?
After Ranveer paid some rather cosy compliments to Sonakshi by saying, “I would like to date Sonakshi, she is the perfect Indian beauty”, Shatrughan Sinha was apparently infuriated by the actor. While the actors shot in Kolkata, Shatru summoned Sona back to Mumbai.
Get, set, go
There was simmering tension on the sets between Ranveer and his co-star Arjun Kapoor, both lead actors of Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday. Apparently while shooting there was constant struggle over oneupmanship between the two. Industry insiders say ever since Ranveer’s alleged ex Anushka Sharma was linked to Arjun, he took an instant More >
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; January 14, 2013)
In showbiz, where business overrides emotions, Sonakshi Sinha, 25, is seen as the girl with the Midas touch. With the exception of Shirish Kunder’s Joker, a film that even a magician couldn’t have saved, this starbeti has struck gold with — Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore, Son Of Sardaar and Dabangg 2. Excerpts from a quick conversation with Bollywood’s darling of the masses:
How has the journey between the two Dabanggs been? It’s been a whirlwind, though nothing much has changed on many fronts. Salman is still the most straightforward guy I have met in the industry. He doesn’t hesitate to tell me anything. Also, I’m still a baby around him. His family has known me since I was 17. Even today, they treat me the same way they had when I first met them.
Two years and four super-hits. Does it seem unreal? I don’t pinch myself wondering how all this happened, because I have worked hard every day of the last couple of years to get here. I’m eternally grateful for the fact that I’m doing what I like best. I thank my stars for it. I wonder why I wasted all that time being fat. I should have lost weight and started acting earlier. But as they say, things happen when they are meant to. Dabangg was the best start I could have got. From then on, it’s been a combination of hard work, luck and everything put together.
Several actresses have been crowing about being part of the 100-cr club. How does it feel to have three films there? This 100-cr More >