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Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 4, 2013)
Sonakshi Sinha maybe heading for her maiden on-screen kiss. Director Milan Luthria has managed to convince the Dabangg actress, who has so far shied away from doing any intimate scene, to share a lip-lock with her co-star Imran Khan in her upcoming film Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Again.
“The makers of the sequel thought it was important to include such a scene, to match up to the steamy scenes of the Emraan Hashmi starrer. So, the original script of the sequel had a sensuous scene between Imran and Sonakshi,” a source said. However, now the intimate scene might be toned down and reduced to a smooch. “Milan had few rounds of discussions with the actors. Although, Imran was game, Sonakshi needed some convincing,” the source added.
Though Imran has done some risqué scenes in the past, Sonakshi always had had her reservations. However, the scene was an integral part of the script that she has decided to make an exception. While Sonakshi refrained from commenting, Imran’s spokesperson said: “Imran Khan understands the requirements of a script and will not shy away from a kiss if the script demands so.”
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 25, 2013)
Sonakshi Sinha may not have been able to visit her father’s native Bihar yet, but her tryst with Bengal continues. After shooting at picturesque locations in the outskirts of Kolkata with Ranveer Singh and the crew of Lootera, the Dabangg girl is all set to return to the city – and this time to shoot for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s mafia drama, Bullet Raja.
A source close to the crew said: “Tigmanshu had gone to Kolkata to do a recce and has finalised the locations along with the producer of the film, Rahul Mittra. Sonakshi and Saif are supposed to fly in next week to shoot a song. They will shoot on the streets of the city for seven days.”
The first schedule of the film has been shoot in Lucknow over 40 days. This had crucial scenes of the film, with plenty of action. After this, Saif left for his honeymoon. Meanwhile Sonakshi was wrapping up all her other commitments in the city, that included shooting for Himmatwala among other things.
While Saif sports a rustic look in the film with a moustache and short kurtas withsleeves rolled up, Sonakshi will compliment him in a slick, urban avtar.
Incidentally, the film’s cast will have company – Gunday starring Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra too will start shooting there. Seems Kahaani has woken up Bollywood to the charms of the quaint city.
Bullet Raja has music by Sajid -Wajid.
Jayoti Soor (DNA; January 20, 2013)Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha doesn’t mind her ten-day holiday in Phuket being cut short for work, and confesses that she might be turning into a workaholic looking at her packed schedule ahead. She also clarifies that contrary to rumours, there has been no fallout with Salman Khan.
You have been the face of Sohail Khan’s Celebrity Cricket League and the news is that you have been dropped… My schedule is really packed and they understand that I will not be able to attend the matches, as I will be busy shooting for my films. We are like a family. I had to cut down my 10-day holiday to Phuket to just four days and strangely I did not mind it. In fact, on the fourth day, I started feeling restless.
Does that mean you are turning into a workaholic? (Laughs) I might be. The fact is that I love my work and have no room for anything else in my life right now.
After matching steps with Prabhu Dheva in Oh My God you recently shot for an item number Thank God It’s Friday for Sajid Khan, you seem to becoming a hot favourite for item numbers… I did Go, Go, Go Govinda as it was a fun Janmashtami number, and who would not like to shake a leg with Prabhu Dheva? The current item number that I shot for is a 80’s disco number and has a retro feel to it. I got hooked onto it because Sajid said item toh hai but there is no skin show.
Are you averse to skin show even if the role demands it? I can’t comment on how others operate. But, I have certain More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; January 18, 2013)
It was straight out of an ’80s film on the Filmistan Studios sets of Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala. The scene took us three decades back when Jeetendra and Sridevi were part of the original Himmatwala. The setting including the props for a special item song in the film reminded us of the disco era of Bollywood.
Sajid, a self-proclaimed film buff of the ’80s says, The whole set is reminiscent of discos of those times and I have drawn inspiration from discotheques that started back then such as Scorpio, Xanadu, RGs, Cellars and Take Off. I used to frequent those places and that’s how I made this entire set. It is my tribute to that era and that’s why you will see iconic elements from that time.” So from Rubik cubes, Pac-Man video games, posters of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jackson, Mithunda, Rishi Kapoor from Karz, Tom Cruise in Top Gun, everything on the sets was a turn back in time.
The director adds, “The song aptly titled Thank God It’s Friday also reminds us of those times when both Saturday and Sunday used to be a holiday.” And speaking of Sonakshi Sinha, who is shaking her booty to the track, Sajid says, “I was clear that I wanted an A-lister for my opening song. Sonakshi and I have been friends from sometime now and know each other well.” The dance number will present Sona in a retro, non-Indian look.
Sonakshi, Imran sent back after a mob barged onto the sets
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 18, 2013)
High drama unfolded on the sets of Milan Luthria’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again in Dongri yesterday afternoon.
Residents of the neighbourhood, who apparently had problems with the music being played on the sets, barged inside and demanded that filming be stopped immediately.
Apparently, the situation turned so ugly that Milan was forced to tell his lead actors – Sonakshi and Imran Khan – to turn back and head home. Sonakshi was just five minutes away from the sets and Imran was at a distance of about three km when all this happened and they were asked to beat a retreat.
An eyewitness told Mirror, “Some people suddenly entered the sets and started shouting ‘Bandh Karo’. The production unit was shocked and tried to argue reason with them but without any success. The crowd was quite aggressive.”
The eyewitness said that with this sudden turn of events, Luthria was very concerned about his actors’ safety, Sonakshi in particular. Even Imran was informed. Both were asked to take a U-turn.
A friend of Milan said, “The crowd did not want the shoot to continue. It only made sense to call it off, instead of putting our foot down, and making the situation worse.”
When contacted, Milan confirmed the news and said, “Some locals had an issue with the music when it was actually rather soft. I was very concerned about Sonakshi and Imran. I chose the safe option of calling More >
Or is someone conspiring to paint him in bad light?
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; January 17, 2013)
Looks like Ranveer Singh has been attracting a lot of negative publicity lately. Not only is he reported to have a series of cold wars with his industry colleagues, the actor apparently has also been trying “too hard” to impress girls at a Bandra club. One can only wonder why Ranveer is so keen to rub people the wrong way. There is no escaping the fact that the actor has been consistently making headlines with his bizarre antics. A dekko:
Hair today, gone tomorrow
For his upcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, Ram Leela, Ranveer was specifically asked to keep a beard. But when Ranveer walked onto the sets with a clean- shaven look, it was enough to earn SLB’s ire. Apparently a huge fight followed and crewmembers had to resolve the issue by suggesting prosthetics.
The big shatru?
After Ranveer paid some rather cosy compliments to Sonakshi by saying, “I would like to date Sonakshi, she is the perfect Indian beauty”, Shatrughan Sinha was apparently infuriated by the actor. While the actors shot in Kolkata, Shatru summoned Sona back to Mumbai.
Get, set, go
There was simmering tension on the sets between Ranveer and his co-star Arjun Kapoor, both lead actors of Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday. Apparently while shooting there was constant struggle over oneupmanship between the two. Industry insiders say ever since Ranveer’s alleged ex Anushka Sharma was linked to Arjun, he took an instant More >
We catch up with the actress as she shoots a special song for Sajid Khan’s next, togged up in 80s’ glam
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 15, 2013)
Filmistan Studios, where a special song with Sonakshi Sinha is being shot for Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala, looks straight out of a 80s discotheque. When Mirror reached the set, it was shimmering with mirrors, gaming consoles, and giant cutouts of Mithunda, MJ and Madonna looking back at the 150 dancers dripping in bling.
We caught up with Sonakshi in her vanity van, prepping for her first-ever glamorous song and dance number, while Sajid spoke animatedly to his choreographer, Chinni Prakash, another icon from the 80s.
“I am in love with that age and Chinni Prakash has come up with some mind blowing steps for Sonakshi,” Sajid tells us later, pointing at a bar with a giant poster of Amitabh Bachchan.
Sonakshi is ready by now and she makes an impressive entry, reminding us of Sridevi in the black promotional outfit for Chaalbaaz. Incidentally, one of her other looks is inspired by Parveen Babi in Namak Halaal. We asked Chinni if Sona needs to rehearse. “Not at all, she picks things up quickly. Just three attempts and she is good to go,” he gushes.
As the camera begins to roll for a 20-second sequence, Sajid remains glued to the monitor. Sonakshi gives an error-free take.
Time for a break and we get chatting with her. “I was never into watching films in the 80s but right now I managed to catch some famous songs,” she tells us More >
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; January 14, 2013)
In showbiz, where business overrides emotions, Sonakshi Sinha, 25, is seen as the girl with the Midas touch. With the exception of Shirish Kunder’s Joker, a film that even a magician couldn’t have saved, this starbeti has struck gold with — Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore, Son Of Sardaar and Dabangg 2. Excerpts from a quick conversation with Bollywood’s darling of the masses:
How has the journey between the two Dabanggs been? It’s been a whirlwind, though nothing much has changed on many fronts. Salman is still the most straightforward guy I have met in the industry. He doesn’t hesitate to tell me anything. Also, I’m still a baby around him. His family has known me since I was 17. Even today, they treat me the same way they had when I first met them.
Two years and four super-hits. Does it seem unreal? I don’t pinch myself wondering how all this happened, because I have worked hard every day of the last couple of years to get here. I’m eternally grateful for the fact that I’m doing what I like best. I thank my stars for it. I wonder why I wasted all that time being fat. I should have lost weight and started acting earlier. But as they say, things happen when they are meant to. Dabangg was the best start I could have got. From then on, it’s been a combination of hard work, luck and everything put together.
Several actresses have been crowing about being part of the 100-cr club. How does it feel to have three films there? This 100-cr More >
Saif Ali Khan on the husband-tag, his equations with his directors and looking West for inspiration
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; January 12, 2013)
It is almost a ritual in the Khan parivaar to head to Gstaad every year. Listed as begum Kareena Kapoor’s favourite holiday destination, the Swiss town automatically became their honeymoon spot as well. Taking a short break from post-marriage bliss, Saif Ali Khan talks to us from Gstaad about his heroines, working in sequels and his future projects.
How’s the Swiss sojourn been? Very cold but at the same time very beautiful! It is very different this time as we are completely into healthy eating and healthy drinking with very little partying. We hope by the time we are back we would be fitter than before ( laughs).
How has marriage changed you as a person? It is a completely different ball game when from being a boyfriend you become a husband. Expectations change and so do your reactions. If I start talking about the exciting and not-so-exciting things, you will need a few more pages.
You are working in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullet Raja. We heard you don’t get along with him. True? Please ask Tigmanshu about this… I love him to core. I hate to question my directors. If I start doing that then I will be in a huge mess. I’m an actor, not a director. My directors have more sense of cinema than me.
You will be working with Sonakshi Sinha for the first time in the film. I look forward to working with her. Not many are aware that I have worked More >
Stars come together in a massive awareness campaign that’ll go live next month
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 9, 2013)
In an initiative that will definitely be welcomed by the country’s billion, top stars from Bollywood will come together in a campaign to raise awareness for the girl child. The video, which has been envisaged along the lines of the immensely popular and rousing Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, in all likelihood will see Sonakshi Sinha, Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon, Sushmita Sen, Shilpa Shetty and Nagarjuna, to name a few, lip sync to the song by Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan. The music has been scored by Nikhil Kamath. A source close to the development revealed: A production house has been entrusted with the job of shooting the stars at their respective homes for the collage that will be put together. The song, titled Betiyaan has been allocated to each of the stars. The film is being directed by ad man and filmmaker Rajeev Walia, who heard the song and approached the government with the idea to use it for a larger cause. Apparently, he was immediately given a go-ahead. Raveena Tandon was the first actress to come on board, he says.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the only filmmaker in the campaign who has already shot for his part said: “Killing of the girl child is a very serious issue. Not only are there rampant foeticides and abortions, when a girl child is born, a pall of gloom falls on the family. It is almost as if someone has died. It is not just More >