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Post the success of Aashiqui 2, Aditya Roy Kapoor talks about his roles, relationships and handling newfound stardom
Ankur Pathak (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 24, 2013)
Post Aashiqui 2, and with the exception of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, would you be comfortable doing supporting roles? I’d like to make a strategic choice and focus on consolidating my position as an actor. For that I need to do lead roles. For better or worse, Aashiqui 2 has worked terrifically. I have been accepted by the audiences and now it is more important than ever, for me to choose my films wisely. Still, it’d be ridiculous to say I would be ignoring all supporting roles.
What is the best compliment that you have received for Aashiqui 2? An elderly lady came to me and said that she had spent her entire life with an alcoholic so she knew what their peculiarities were, and I got the complexity of an alcoholic character perfectly right in the film.
Do you need the assurance of a relationship to keep yourself grounded? I don’t see any direct connection, but yes everybody needs a compassionate relationship. I haven’t had one in a while, but that’s not really my priority right now. If love comes and hits me on the face, then I’m not going to let it go because you can’t control the matters of the heart.
How are you finding this overnight stardom? It is quite unreal. I have never seen such kind of success in my life. Not even around me. It makes me nervous. I’m trying to soak in as much as possible because I’m well More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 22, 2013)
Currently in Cannes as a jury member and part of the Indian contingent at the 66th Film Festival, Vidya Balan has decided extend her trip to one more week in a bid to mix business with pleasure.
It is learnt her husband, Siddharth Roy Kapur, plans to leave Mumbai in a few days to join her there.
A source told Mirror: Siddharth and Vidya had already chalked out a week-long trip post the fest. Siddharth will wrap up his work and leave in the next three to four days.”
Several French destinations are on the couple’s itinerary before they return to the city by end of this month.
BOMBAY TIMES (May 14, 2013)
After their earlier successful associations (Jannat, 2008 and Jannat 2, 2012), Emraan Hashmi and Kunal Deshmukh have joined hands for an untitled edge-ofthe-seat thriller, being produced by UTV Motion Pictures. The makers are yet to finalise a leading lady for the film that will go on floors in July.
Says Emraan, “Kunal and I are experimenting with something new. After Ghanchakkar, this is my second film with the production house. Together we hope to make an entertainer.”
Kunal says, “I’m always excited to work with Emraan and this time the association is special because this production house is known for its slate of successful films.”
Says Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director — Studios, Disney UTV, “Whenever Emraan and Kunal have come together in the past, they have taken the box office by storm. So it is a coup for us to be associating with this duo. The film will keep the audience guessing till the end.”
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 14, 2013)
After Jannat, Tum Mile and Jannat 2, director Kunal Deshmukh is teaming up with Emraan Hashmi one more time for his next project – a thriller. Not only is this their fourth collaboration, it is the first time they are joining hands on a film that is not from the Bhatt stable.
A source told Mirror: “Kunal is in talks with UTV and their discussions are in the final stage, almost. Emraan, who is currently on vacation with his family, has immense faith in Kunal’s vision and doesn’t More >
Kunaal Roy Kapur talks about how he gave up photography for acting
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; April 24, 2013)
Although few recognised him as the Delhi Belly actor, thanks to his shaven looks, Kunaal Roy Kapur has had a good outing with Nautanki Saala recently. Over a cup of coffee and cookies, the actor discusses his dinner table talk with the Kapurs, his family and on giving up photography.
After Nautanki Saala, what’s next? I am hoping to start a movie in July called Kala Ghoda directed by Aditya Bhattacharya. It’s a dark comedy and I play a cop. It starts in July. I also have a small role in Ayan Mukherji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Then I have a movie with Vir Das, which may release by the end of this year.
Any plans to direct? I have a project, which I am working on. I have a producer on board now and we are in the process of casting but I don’t want to talk too much about it right now. It’s a comedy set in Mumbai. I’m hoping to start that by the end of the year but it all depends on the cast.
With your elder brother (Siddharth) as a producer and younger one as actor (Aditya) and now an actress sister-in-law (Vidya Balan), your family seems to be fully filmi. How’s the atmosphere over the dinner table when the Kapurs sit together? Well we talk about cinema too much. The dinner or lunch table chats are always about who is doing what project, what interesting scripts have come along. Not in any great detail but generally it’s a lot of film talk and it’s fun. But we also More >
More and more production houses are coming together to make films… Aakanksha Naval-Shetye investigates the upside and flipside of this new business model
Aakanksha Naval-Shetye (DNA; April 21, 2013)
B-Town has developed a fascination with joint-productions. But is there a sense behind these partnerships? Ideally when two big banners come together, they should bring their strengths to the table. Like a big A-list hero. So when Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala announce a film together, one should bring Shah Rukh Khan to the table and the other Salman Khan. Now that would be big. But their co-production 2 States stars two newcomers Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor. The question begging to be asked is: Why does a Dharma or a Nadiadwala need to come together to cast these newbies? The answer is simple. Karan wanted to make this film and Sajid had bought the rights to the Chetan Bhagat’s novel.
Ekta Kapoor announces co-venture with Pritish Nandy Communications to produce Shaadi Ke Side Effects starring Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar. Again, here was a film that was a sequel to PNC’s Pyar Ke Side Effects, they wanted a A-List star to act in the film. Ekta, liked the script and roped Vidya for the film.
Then there is Karan Johar and Anurag Basu’s Hasee Toh Phasee with Parneeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra in the lead. Karan has admitted many times that he doesn’t have the sensibility to make a film like Anurag, though he thinks there is an audience for his brand of cinema, like Udaan, More >
MUMBAI MIRROR (April 18, 2013)
Four months after Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur took their wedding vows in an elaborate ceremony, it has emerged the actress is seriously contemplating taking on a double-barrelled name. At a recent party, one of Vidya’s team members let it slip that she was toying with the idea of changing her screen name to Vidya Balan Roy Kapur. A source present at the do overheard the conversation: “The other guests got excited and started inquiring. The team member continued talking without realising others were listening in as well,” the source told Mirror. “In fact, all of them told the team member to congratulate Vidya for her decision on their behalf,” added the source. While nothing has been finalised yet, Vidya, remained unavailable for comment. The actress had started shooting barely days after her marriage. She has almost wrapped-up Ghanchakkar, co-starring Emraan Hashmi and is currently shooting Marriage Ke Side Effects with Farhan Akhtar.
Sneha Mahadevan (BOMBAY TIMES; April 2, 2013)
TV actor Amit Sadh’s last screen outing, Kai Po Che (KPC), got him critical acclaim from the press, the trade pundits and public alike. Post the super-success of KPC, he is all set to work on a romantic comedy with the same makers, UTV Motion Pictures. Says Amit, “I’m very kicked about this project. It’s very different from Omi in KPC. My look, my hairstyle, my body language, everything is new. Though there are expectations from me, I am relatively new and too naive to take myself seriously. I am grateful to the production house for backing me all the way.”
Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney UTV, says, “One of the many positive outcomes from the success of KPC is the recognition of Amit’s incredible talent. This youngster is a fantastic actor and he has the looks, physical attributes and the acting chops to mould himself into any sort of role. I can say that you will see many more facets of Amit’s talent on screen in the years to come and we are happy to provide him with the right opportunities to make this happen.”
The actor’s godfather Abhishek Kapoor adds, “Amit listens and then digs deep within for the answers and what he comes out with is real, powerful and original. I’m waiting for the next opportunity to work with him again.”
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 30, 2013)
It was meant to be her first release after marriage to Siddharth Roy Kapur, who also happens to be the CEO of the film’s producers – UTV Motion Pictures.
However, Vidya Balan-starrer Ghanchakkar, which is two-and-a-half months away from release, is in a quandary as VFX work on the film is yet to start. Tata Elxsi, the animation and special effects division of the Tata Group entrusted with the job, has had a fallout with UTV over a deal signed between them in August last year. Apparently, Tata Elxsi is now demanding double the amount that was finalised in the contract. When contacted, COO of Tata Elxsi, S Nagarajan, excused himself, adding that a certain Kunaal Saigal from his office would get in touch with us.
Saigal first asked us to send the query via email, and when we did, he replied saying: “It’s a general policy. We do not comment in the media on client-company matters.”
Meanwhile, a source close to the film revealed that while the deal was sealed for around Rs 11 lakh, Tata Elxsi is now demanding Rs 20 lakh, arguing the footage is two minutes longer than what was on the contract. The source however maintained the footage is longer only by 30 seconds and the VFX for that kind of additional length can even be done complimentary.
“UTV felt this is rather unfair. If they pay up an extra Rs 9-10 lakh, it would unnecessarily inflate the budget of the film. That’s why the talks fell through and there was no amicable More >
Exhibitors finally ink deal to acquire Himmatwala and Chennai Express as a twin offer, casting a shadow on Akshay’s Eid release
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; March 26, 2013)
The turf war seems to be getting more interesting by the minute. As a blow to the makers of Akshay Kumar starrer Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again, sources say single screen owners have gone ahead and recorded a deal over the weekend to acquire the coming Friday’s release Ajay Devgn’s Himmatwala as a package deal with SRK’s Chennai Express.
This is in line to what several theatre owners had done last year that resulted in Devgn moving the courts against Khan’s Eid release Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Similarly, Ekta Kapoor’s film might suffer the same fate.
Says our source, “One can’t deny the recent success of both Ajay and Sajid Khan. The film is also a solo release and so exhibitors have rushed to sign the deal. With maximum single screen owners opting for the Devgn starrer, it is clear that they also have to now run Chennai Express. It means that the other Eid release Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai 2 and the Sunny Deol starrer Singh Saheb The Great will find it difficult to rope in single screen theatres.”
An industry insider says, “Producer Ekta Kapoor will now have to find some other strategy to counter this newly signed deal.”
Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, “All the major exhibitors have signed the deal over the weekend and now it will be suicidal if any film clashes with Chennai Express during Eid.”
Trade expert More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 13, 2013)
She may or may not try out playback singing, but Priyanka Chopra may well be the voice of a lovable aircraft if the director of The Simpsons has his way. Mirror has learnt that PeeCee has been signed by Disney to lend her voice to Klay Hall’s animated film Plane, which will release later this year. In the film, the actress, who plays a character called Ishani, is paired with Dane Cook, who is the voice of Dusty Crophopper.
According to a source, the makers of the film were looking for a voice from India, who could do justice to the Asian character. “Klay’s office got in touch with Siddharth Roy Kapur, who suggested Priyanka’s name.” Apparently, what helped PeeCee clinch the deal was her rapport with UTV that recently received a boost with Barfi!
“PeeCee is supposed to dub for the original English version of the film. Decision on the Hindi version is yet to be taken,” added the source.