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The filmmaker, who last tasted commercial success with Black, has zeroed in on the Fashion director for the Hindi remake of 2002 Tamil hit Ramana
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 17, 2012)
Here’s one pairing that is bound to create a lot of buzz. Two filmmakers who are as different as chalk and cheese – Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Madhur Bhandarkar – are coming together for an upcoming film.
We can tell you that if all goes well, Bhandarkar will direct a film for Bhansali, which is the Hindi remake of the 2002 Tamil blockbuster Ramana, written and directed by A R Murugadoss, who also made the superhit Ghajini.
About Ramana: the film was first made in Tamil at a budget of Rs 11.5 crore and starred Vijaykanth and Simran. Released during Diwali, it ran for 150-odd days in theatres, a lot judging by today’s standards. It was later remade in Telugu as Tagore, with Chiranjeevi in the lead and then in Kannada with Vishnuvardhan headlining it.
A source told us, “Bhansali has been wanting to make Ramana since quite some time. He was thinking about whom to pass on the mantle. It was recently that he zeroed down on Bhandarkar. Ramana is a very hard-hitting film and would suit Bhandarkar’s style of filmmaking.”
Reportedly, Bhandarkar has agreed in principle and the modalities are being worked out.
According to the source, an official from Bhansali’s company went with the offer to Bhandarkar’s office in Andheri last week. He even gave a DVD of Ramana to the director, who saw the More >
Sammir Dattani’s on cloud nine. The actor is super thrilled with the audience’s response to his latest release I Hate Luv Storys (IHLS). Sammir, who made his debut with a Rajshri film and was later seen in the critically acclaimed Mukhbir, is very pleased with the was his career is shaping up. Earlier this year he was seen in Shyam Benegal’s Well Done Abba, and in his recent release, he wears his heart on his sleeve to woo his lady love Sonam Kapoor in style.
A Shyam Benegal film and a Karan Johar release in the same year has been extremely exciting for him. “Last year I told a friend that I want to do a Dharma film and work with Sonam Kapoor. I didn’t expect both things to happen together,” he says.
Speaking about his character Raj in IHLS, he says, “Who would not like Raj? He’s your quintessential lover boy and a perfect catch. Sonam and I play Raj and Simran — the perfect couple a la Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. That was really special since DDLJ is among my all time favourite romantic films.” So did he take inspiration from Shah Rukh Khan for his character? “No, I play an investment banker. He comes from a corporate background, dresses formally. Also our director Punit Malhotra knew exactly what he wanted so I didn’t need to look anywhere for inspiration. But yes, I do go down on my knees and sing Tujhe dekha to yeh jaana sanam to Sonam in our opening scene. I was so anxious about the idea of singing impromptu on screen,” he More >
LOVE! The four-letter word as well as the feeling that everyone must experience! A strange phenomenon where even the most realistically thinking person throws away his practical thought out of the window and starts living in a dreamy world. Expectations reach skyhigh. And in some unfortunate cases, when all the dreams get shattered, the person in love feels like a fool. Normally, in Bollywood, heroes are shown falling for that cute girl and suffering a terrible heartbreak and its repercussions when the girl dumps them for some reason or the other. In case of I Hate Luv Storys, the girl falls for the guy inspite of knowing that he makes fun of love and hates ‘love stories’ and she also experiences that elusive one-sided love feeling (normally reserved for heroes in our cinema) for a part of the film. And this is one of a rare factor of this otherwise predictable film! I Hate Luv Storys may not be that perfect and classic romantic flick but it has its moments and is definitely the perfect treat for the weekend!
The story of the movie: Jay (Imran Khan) is an assistant director and is working under Veer Kapoor (Samir Soni), a very popular Bollywood director, knowing for making hopelessly romantic films. Strangely, Jay hates love and lovey-dovey films. He believes that those who are in love are in need of help as love is sickness! On the other hand, Simran (Sonam Kapoor) is a sucker for love stories and a die-hard romantic. She has a wonderful fiance Raj More >
By Taran Adarsh, July 1, 2010 – 16:01 IST
The first thing that attracts you to I HATE LUV STORYS is its title. Let’s face it, we adore love stories… at least I do. We idolise the characters decades after the movies have come and gone. The songs that come on our lips instantly while playing a game of antakshri are romantic songs as well. In fact, the biggest moneyspinners, let’s face it, have been love stories, right? So how can we ‘hate’ a love story?
No matter how mushy or cheesy they are, we find love stories irresistible because of the tremendous rush we experience at the end. Some of us are big suckers for love sagas, aren’t we? That’s precisely the reason why this title [I HATE LUV STORYS] nagged me no end every time I watched the promo of this film.
Helmed by first-timer Punit Malhotra, I HATE LUV STORYS is typical candyfloss romance with a story that’s not jaw-droppingly different, let me forewarn you. But if you’re young at heart or a diehard and hopeless romantic, you’d lap up I HATE LUV STORYS like a kid laps up his fav candy.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Now to the vital question: If I HATE LUV STORYS rests on a thin plot, what is it that drives the film for the next two hours? My answer to that is, four factors: The fresh pairing and chemistry between the lead cast, tremendous youth appeal, terrific music and magical moments that make a love story work.
Final word? The makers have never claimed that I HATE LUV STORYS will change the face of Hindi cinema. Nor More >
Sonam Kapoor’s happy to be in Karan Johar’s love story opposite Imran Khan
Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; May 10, 2010)
Sonam Kapoor has seen Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge at least 20 times and says she will not tire if she has to see it another 20 times over. “It is one of my most favourite films,’’ says Bollywood’s youngest livewire actress. “The chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol is amazing. I just love them.’’ Simultaneously, she confesses, “I’m the world’s biggest mush queen with a voracious appetite for love stories.”
Quite naturally, Sonam is super-excited about her July 2, release, Punit Malhotra’s I Hate Luv Stories.
“It’s a fabulous film,’’ she says. “And, it has me playing me. I’m playing Simran who advocates love stories, whereas Imran Khan is Jay, and he’s a cynic. Of course, everyone knows that opposites attract and that is what happens in our case.’’
Gushing uncontrollably about IHLS, Sonam adds, “I loved working with Karan Johar. He is one guy who treats me like an individual. He knows my dad, Anil Kapoor, but when he approached me to play the lead in his film, he spoke to me like an independent person who makes her own decisions.’’
Dharma Productions, says Sonam, spoils its actors. “I was pampered by everyone from director Punit to Karan,’’ she smiles. She admits to having got along like a house on fire with Imran, though on screen they’re constantly pulling each other’s legs. “I personally like guys who More >
With Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra starring together for the first time in Anjaana Anjaani, there is bound to be curiosity about the film. And adding to director Siddharth Anand’s nervousness is the fact that his forthcoming film has only two characters!
Siddharth Anand says, “The expectations are high and frankly, I’m scared. It looks like a romcom. But it’s actaully a love story. I’ve made my riskiest film.”
Commenting on what Anjaana Anjaani is about, he says, “It’s a very real look at love. There’s no third character. So, we needed two actors who could hold the audience’s attention without props and a supporting cast.”
Siddharth says that the film won’t work if Ranbir and Priyanka’s performances don’t click. “When Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge released, you wanted to feel and touch Raj and Simran. That’s how I want audiences to feel about Ranbir and Priyanka.”
Anjaana Anjaani has been scripted by Advaita Kala. “She wrote the chick-lit Almost Single. I asked her to develop a story by my wife Mamta. Ranbir and Priyanka had no reference points for their performance in my film, which is about a few days two strangers spend together,” adds Siddharth Anand.