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But Vicky Donor stole his thunder, reveals film-maker John Matthew Mathan about the hero of his unreleased film – A New Love Ishtory
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 4, 2012)
Director John Matthew Mathan has had a bit of a rough road in the Hindi film industry, especially after Sarfarosh. Post the film’s success, he started work on a script based on the subject of brain drain. However, tragedy struck in the form of 9/11 and the story lost its relevance.
Unfazed, Mathan moved on to another project titled Shikhar (2005). And while it received critical acclaim, the film didn’t fare too well at the box office. It was in 2007 that the director started filming his next named A New Love Ishtory, written by Vipul K Rawal and starring Himesh Reshammiya and Niharika Singh (who was earlier dating actor Rakesh Bapat). The film was ready by 2009, but didn’t hit theatres reportedly due to a fallout between Himesh and the producers T-Series. Apparently, Himesh’s film with T-Series Kajraare was screened only once in a small theatre in South Mumbai and a theatre in Pune, which eventually led to them parting ways. However this was only one of the reasons why the film didn’t see the light of day, as Mirror can now reveal.
Incidentally, Himesh and T-Series had later managed to iron out their differences. Then again, John Abraham’s film Vicky Donor hit them like a bolt from the blue. And the subject of both films turned out to be the same. In A New Love Ishtory, Himesh played a sperm More >
MM.com has an exclusive chat with Amrita Rao and finds out why the quintessential girl-next-door has decided to turn herself into a glam diva, her artist-muse relationship with painter M F Hussain and, of course, relationships
Varun Vazir | MM Online Bureau (May 04, 2011)
Actress Amrita Rao has been keeping a low profile for a long time. After a long time, her next film Love U…Mr Kalakaar! releases on May 13. The girl with an infectious smile, Amrita Rao who played a role of a girl next door in a series of films like Vivah, Ishq Vishk and Shikhar confesses that she has transformed into a glam diva. Excerpts:
Why have you been keeping a low profile all this while?
(Laughs) It was never a conscious effort. I did not have a single release in 2010 as I was filming for Love U…Mr. Kalakaar!. I was affected by the recession in 2009 and two of my big projects did not take off. One was AB Corp Ltd’s film directed by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi (of Pinjar fame) The Legend Of Kunal and the other was Ken Ghosh’s romantic film with Neil Nitin Mukesh. I am in the news only due to my movies; I don’t make news of my personal life.
Tell us something about your character in Love U…Mr. Kalakaar! I am excited about doing a role that is completely different from what I’d done in my last Rajshri film, Vivah. I play Ritu Diwan, a young management trainee who is finding her own space in her father’s business. She is a Mumbai girl who is young, vivacious and More >
Has India’s favourite music composer moved on to a bigger, global platform?
Chandrima Pal (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 05, 2010)
From Internet blogs to the denizens of Delhi’s South Block, everyone is splitting hair over his compositions. But the man behind it all is ensconced in his Chennai studio, unfazed by the furore around him. Like the proverbial eye of the storm.
For A R Rahman, these are the best of times, the worst of times. His art is at its most eclectic, garnering international acclaim heralding him as one of the world’s best. In his own country detractors are declaring that he has lost his touch. He is buying a five-acre plot in Los Angeles to set up his production facility with sound engineer Resul Pookutty. He is also being accused of being indifferent, aloof to his Bollywood projects, delaying them and churning out music that often stumps listeners. With every milestone in the West, Rahman seems to move a step away from home.
His fiercest critics are ironically in the industry that has given him his biggest successes — until of course Slumdog. The Hindi film fraternity has always had an uneasy relationship with Rahman, who is still god down south. Many in Bollywood find it hard to accept his artistic ways — he remains in Chennai, works mostly at night, has his own creative yardsticks for choosing projects and delivers only when he is ready. Some feel his best is behind him, others feel he is constantly breaking new More >