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Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; December 27, 2012)
Manoj Bajpayee sure has set a new benchmark with his performances in Gangs Of Wasseypur (GOW), Chittagong and Chakravyuh. He currently has Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha, which starts in February, followed by A Wednesday-director Neeraj Pandey’s Special Chabbis.
When asked what does he look for in a movie, Manoj says, “A great script, something that has never been told or enacted before. I’m also looking forward to working with some fine directors like Vishal Bhardwaj, Dibakar Banerjee, Shoojit Sircar, besides Prakash Jha and Neeraj Pandey. Waiting is not something new to me. After Satya, I waited eight to nine months before Shool happened.” Further, the actor asserts that he’s learnt from his past mistakes and is not in a hurry to sign films in desperation. “Good scripts are not in abundance. Even if a good role is being written, it doesn’t mean the director will offer it to me. So that makes my wait longer. As long as my bank balance doesn’t start depleting, it doesn’t matter,” he smiles.
His power-packed performance in GOW got him many compliments. But the one that he cherishes the most was a message from his Satyagraha co-star Amitabh Bachchan. “By the time I finished reading Amitji’s message, I had tears in my eyes. I felt all the hard work has paid off,” he says.
Right now, the actor is looking forward to Special Chabbis and Shootout At Wadala. “When I saw A Wednesday, I was blown away by the structure of the script. That More >
Sayantan Dalal (DNA; July 15, 2012)Riteish Deshmukh
Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who’s geared up for his next release Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, is going all out to make sure the film turns out to be a blockbuster hit. Riteish has now taken to the mike, and has crooned a Marathi number for the film! The actor has taken one of the most popular item numbers and has made a different version of his own.
Riteish has not only lent his voice, but also managed to give an unique touch to the whole new version of the song UP Bihar Lootne made famous by actress Shilpa Shetty in the film Shool. Informs a source close to the production, “When Balaji bought the rights to the song and decided to rehash it. They asked Riteish to sing some Marathi lines in the song that they had put together for their version Hum toh hain cappuchino. Producer Ekta Kapoor was so impressed with his song that she pushed Riteish to sing an entirely different version of the song, and that too completely in Marathi. He immediately agreed and in addition he even wrote the Marathi lyrics for the song.”
After hearing the song his friends asked him to shoot a video for the same. Taking the idea forward, Riteish approached a friend from his architectural days, Samir Hanchate, who had pushed him to take up acting, to direct his first Marathi song.
Every actor can’t be a Khan, says National School of Drama reject Manoj Bajpayee. For him, acting isn’t about stardom
Anshul Chaturvedi (BOMBAY TIMES; June 12, 2012)
The ‘four-times-rejected-for-NSD’ Manoj Bajpayee speaks on the cinematic art of acquired leching, his willingness to call up directors to ask for work, and how he’s seen good movies fail for lack of publicity, so he’s not shying away from it any longer.
You were never one to be seen at movie promotions. Isn’t the current campaign — unfamiliar territory — tiring you? Things have changed a lot; the fact that everything is temporary was perhaps never as true as it is now. Meri kuch filmon ka jo hashr hua woh mujhe yaad hai, when I faced situations where the producer could not ensure much visibility for my movies, sometimes for lack of funds, or for other reasons.
Such as? 1971 is a prime example! It is one of the best films of my career. Uss film mein har cheez thi. It was the first real film on the Army, but due to a lack of resources, attention, or visibility, woh kab aayi kab gayi theatres mein, pata hi nahin chala. Yeh aalam thaa ki jin theatres mein film lagi thi, un ke baahar tak film ke posters nahin lage! Aur usi film ko National Award mila for Best Film of the year!
So I don’t know whether the promotions work or not — yeh fact hai ya myth — but I am not going to find out. Sometimes, publicity can be a brain dead thing, but I say, let it be if it is working for a film, I am available, because I have More >
By Joginder Tuteja, November 23, 2010 – 14:18 IST
After a hiatus, Ram Gopal Varma would be back into the business of making films with a vengeance. He would soon be flagging off multiple films in the year 2011 where he won’t necessarily be coming behind the camera as a director.
“That’s true, I can’t sit quite for long. I have to start new productions now”, confirms Ramu whose last production without him as a director was ill fated Go (2007). On the other hand, his other production Shabri is stuck in the cans for years.
There was a time when Ram Gopal Varma was busy giving breaks to number of first time directors. They could have ranged from spot boys to assistant directors to writers but anyone with promise who caught fancy of Ramu had a good enough opportunity to get a film for himself.
“However, the results weren’t always favourable”, comments an industry veteran, “Look at the line up of such films with first time directors. Except for Shimit Amin (Ab Tak Chappan), Sriram Raghavan (Ek Hasina Thi) and to some extent Chandan Arora (Main Madhuri Dixit Banana Chahti Hoon) and E. Niwas (Shool), none of the others managed to make any niche for themselves.”
His argument does make sense. After all, post their debut films, the makers of Pyaar Tuyne Kya Kiya, Road, Gayab, My Wife’s Murder, James, Mr Ya Miss and Go have hardly made much mark in Bollywood over the decade gone by.
“Ramu went back to directing each of his last few productions, whether Rakht Charitra, Agyaat, More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, August 7, 2010 – 15:09 IST
Veteran producer Nitin Manmohan, who has produced films such as Baaghi, Bol Radha Bol, Shool, Chal Mere Bhai and Dus, found himself in a soup when his wife Dolly Panchamia assaulted him for cheating on her.
According to a report published in Mid-Day, Nitin Manmohan was having an extra-marital affair and his wife got to know of this. She even hired the services of a detective to verify the same and when it was verified her anger knew no bounds. She confronted Nitin and began assaulting him physically, even dragging him 11 floors down their apartment in Juhu. In a fit of anger, Dolly even hurled a brick at his Mercedes car thereby damaging it.
The incident happened in full public view in their building. Nitin Manmohan has now moved out of his place and is apparently staying in a rented apartment at Versova.
Manoj Bajpai and Anurag Kashyap to work together again after falling out ten years ago
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 28, 2010)
// // // Manoj Bajpai and Anurag Kashyap had clicked when they were working with Ram Gopal Varma. Anurag wrote three films for Manoj – Satya, Shool and Kaun. They both quit working with Ram Gopal Varma after they aired their differences with their mentor. Both the friends also fell out over a misunderstanding, but now they are set to work together after almost ten years.
Our source said, “After they fell out, they didn’t speak to each other for almost eight-nine years. They were extremely close until then. They recently caught up and Anurag offered him not one, but two films. Manoj is quite kicked and is looking forward to acting in both.”
Manoj Bajpai said, “All I can say is that I am doing two films with Anurag but I can’t share details. I have had a long standing relationship with him and he gave me some of the best films of my career. Finally, he will be directing me.”
Anurag is just as happy with the reconciliation. He added, “When I was writing the script, the first person I thought of was Manoj and I just called him. He was very happy and I asked him if he could come over right away and he agreed. After that, I narrated the script, he said yes, we got drunk and became emotional. It is a gangster film set in Bihar, but I can’t give you other details of the second film. The misunderstandings are a thing More >