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BOMBAY TIMES (April 4, 2013)
Jeetendra turns 71 on April 7. Instead of throwing a lavish party, his daughter Ekta Kapoor intends to fly her parents Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor to the Vaishno Devi shrine near Jammu to seek blessings of the deity.
Tusshar, who is promoting Shootout At Wadala, is not expected to join the family. However, sources say the siblings are also planning a special documentary on their father, who is perhaps one of the few Bollywood superstars to have completed 50 years in films. Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand have also had golden jubilee runs. Amitabh Bachchan has completed 44 years in the industry and Rishi Kapoor has had a 40-year run as an actor.
Tusshar, of course, refused to give away any details on the documentary. He just said, “It’s a thought. I don’t wish to give away any details at this juncture. How soon we can execute the documentary and whether it is just for personal consumption or whether we will decide to make it public, is something I cannot say at this point. But we do intend to do something to mark dad’s golden jubilee in films.”
Filmmakers respond to Mirror story about the plight of the theatre owners, plan to launch the first look at Liberty
Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 13, 2013)
Mumbai Mirror had recently highlighted the plight of single-screen theatres (Can’t sell, can’t survive and dying, March 8). Seems there may be some good news for the theatres after all.
Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwane have decided to launch Lootera, the film they are jointly producing, at Liberty Cinema, the magnificent and royal single-screen theatre in SoBo.
A source close to the project revealed that the decision was taken during a brainstorming session at the Balaji office. “The meeting was about how to launch the first look of Lootera within the proposed budget. One of our members mentioned how single-screen theatres were running out of business and we realised it would be a good idea to launch the film at one such venue and everyone voted for Liberty,” said the source.
Apart from sending out a signal to the film fraternity, Liberty was also chosen because of its retro feel and the fact that Lootera, a period romance set against the 50s, would be best launched at such a theatre.
Tanuj Garg, CEO of Balaji, said: “Let us not undermine the importance of single-screen theatres in Bollywood. They are a vital aspect of our business. We are all aware of the current scenario but we feel if the More >
Her production house will now set up an in-house distribution wing which will be headed up by her uncle Ramesh Sippy, who was recently inducted into the company
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 28, 2012)
From being a television series production house (and eventually ruling the small screen with over 100 shows) to being one of the most prolific film producers, Balaji has come a long way. And now, the company’s head honcho Ekta Kapoor has decided to expand further and get into the distribution space. Following the same module as Yash Raj Films and UTV Motion Pictures, Balaji Motion Pictures will now distribute their own ventures.
Ekta’s maternal uncle Ramesh Sippy, who rejoined the company a couple of months back, will head the distribution department. While Sippy confirmed the development, Tanuj Garg, CEO of Balaji Motion Pictures added, “Setting up an in-house all-India distribution infrastructure is only logical for a company like ours that is at the forefront of content creation and marketing. This will give us greater control on the value chain, which is in line with deriving studio status.”
A senior member from the Balaji office revealed the idea to get into distribution was in fact Ekta’s brainchild. “She discussed it with her parents, Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. They seconded it. She had a long meeting with the top officials of the company, who felt that the idea to get into distribution makes a lot of business sense. More often than not, selling one’s film More >
By Sneha Mahadevan (DNA; March 19, 2012)
Actor Prachi Desai, who made an efflortless transition from television to films, is now pretty much settled, in terms of the choice of films and the roles she is being offered.
The actor, who is currently shooting for Bol Bachchan with actor Abhishek Bachchan, says this film is very special for her. Besides her co-star, what she’s most excited about is a special dance number that she recently shot for the film. “I personally look at item numbers as any other trend. When I was in school, it was the ‘in’ thing and now it has just come back. Since I am from the industry, I am a little biased — I believe that item numbers are being shot aesthetically now, and to all the women who are getting offers, it’s great. I haven’t done one as yet, but I would like to because I love dancing,” says Prachi.
The actor is also super excited about working with Abhishek and actor John Abraham. “Besides having to match up with them, considering they are so tall, both are super energetic. You need to have like four Espresso shots to be able to match the energy they exude on set,” she gushes.
The petite actor, who was also in the news for her alleged fallout with mentor and best friend, TV czarina Ekta Kapoor, says things are fine between them. In an industry, where friendships are termed fickle, Prachi does agree that it takes time to forge a bond and then continue the association. “Things are absolutely fine with Ekta and me. By More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 28, 2011 – 09:15 IST
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