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Debarati S Sen (BOMBAY TIMES; November 8, 2012)
Playback singer Shaan, his sons Soham (10) and Shubh (7) have sung a Sajid-Wajid composition for Himmatwala. Shaan says, “Soham used to sing well since he was a kid. He once sang Sonu Nigam’s Main Hoon Na and I recorded it. Sonu loved it so much that it was his ringtone for a long while. But as he grew up, Soham lost interest in singing.”
Over the years, many of Shaan’s composer friends asked him if he would like his sons to sing for a film and he’d always refuse, saying, “They are very shy and are not much interested in singing.” Yet, both kids are musically inclined and the older one plays musical instruments well, especially the piano.
Shaan says, “During weekends, when I do riyaaz, Shubh joins me sometimes, but Soham simply lurks around. This song was decided on an impulse when Wajid made the request for them to join in with me.”
The recording was great fun. Shaan says his sons “looked very cute with those large headphones in the studio”. But he dismisses the kids’ part in the song by saying, “It isn’t a proper song per se, they just sang a few lines. They had learnt their part well and were confident.”
The actress will romance Sanjay Dutt and take care of his wild bunch in the remake of 1982 blockbuster Satte Pe Satta
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 05, 2011)
Remember a sharp Hema Malini throws a watermelon from her balcony onto an unkempt Amitabh Bachchan, standing beneath her house to woo her?
And when she lines up all seven brothers and marches them off to take a bath? That Amitabh’s most cherished films is being remade after 28 years, with Sanjay Dutt stepping into his shoes is known.
But now this adaptation of the 1954 Hollywood musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, will have Vidya Balan play Hema Malini’s straight-talking, no-nonsense bhabhi.
The director, Soham, wanted someone who looks mature and very charming at the same time. He thought of a few other names, but after consulting apna Sanju baba, he felt that Vids would do justice to the role.
The actress has been on an all-time high after an award-winning spree this year for her stellar performance in Ishqiya.
If all goes well, the film will take off with the Lage Raho Munnabhai pair.
A source close to Vids told Mumbai Mirror, “Soham sounded it off to Vidya, who was blown away by the script. She has agreed. The modalities are being worked out.”
While Vidya chose not to respond to our calls and text messages, Ashtavinayak Films and Soham Shah refused to comment on the story.
But we had this ace up our sleeve, so we thought we’d share it with you.
Ashu Trikha believes in following his dreams, even if that means waiting for three years to realise them. Not the one to follow a beaten path, the director, who’s also directed Alag, is back with another hatke film, this time based on the crime scene in Central India. Titled Baabarr, the film marks the debut of newcomer Soham along with actress Urvashi Sharma and also stars stalwarts like Mithun Chakraborthy, Om Puri, Tinnu Anand and Sushant Singh. Here, the filmmaker talks about his crime caper. Baabarr is based on real-life incidents. What made you choose such a hard-hitting subject? • The entire fact that such incidents have happened and continue to happen even today, and that the characters depicted in the film really do exist, is a matter of great shame for any society. It was something that I felt about very strongly. You tried to deal with the film in realistic manner… • Yes, because the film required it. Baabarr is a stark film, not for the fainthearted. A lot of research has gone into it. And during that, we realised that to get the right feel, it was important to keep the backdrop as natural as possible. So whether it’s shooting on rough terrain or in real locations or with real country made revolvers, we have tried to present reality in the truest form. Your last few films have all been very different. Weren’t More >
Director Ashu Trikha is ready with his film Baabarr which releases this month. Apparently, the film is based on gangster Rafiq Qureshi’s life and the dreaded D2 gang, who ruled UP and especially Kanpur, for over 30 years. Although the filmmaker denies this, there are far too many similarities in the film to ignore.
A source said, “Rafiq, who was the leader of the D2 gang, was one of the most feared gangsters. The gang began operating in 1975 and Rafiq joined the gang in 1981 and immediately took over the reins. There were six brothers in the gang. In 2005, Rafiq was arrested in Kolkata. He was taken for interrogation to Kanpur where he was killed. Thereafter, two of his brothers, Taufiq and Iqbal were also killed. Two brothers, Afzal and Shafiq, are still in prison while another brother, Atiq is still absconding.”
Newcomer Soham plays the role of Rafiq, who is called Baabarr in the film. Commenting on the similarities, the source said, “The similarities are — Barbarr’s wife is shown fighting a human rights case against the government for the unlawful killing of her husband just like Rafiq’s wife. Barbarr gets married in jail while in custody just like Rafiq. Also, Rafiq belonged to Kuli bazaar where the film is being shot. There are also references to a lady More >