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Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 16, 2013)
Tuesday night saw the cast and crew of Shootout at Wadala converge at a suburban venue for a bash thrown by Tusshar Kapoor, who played the perfect host in the absence of sister Ekta, who is currently pursuing a business course abroad.
Seen at the do were Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Sonu Sood, Kangna Ranaut and Sophie Choudry among others. Strangely though, John, who plays the pivotal role of Maanya Surve in the film, left soon after he arrived. Kangna’s presence came as a bit of a surprise considering there were reports she had been upset with the makers for promoting certain members of the cast more than the others. If she was feeling left out, she certainly didn’t show it. Or was it just a publicity stunt, we wonder!
A source present at the party told Mirror: “Tusshar more than made up for Ekta’s absence. He stood at the entrance, welcoming each guest. A huge crowd had gathered outside the venue to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars but there was no chaos.”
About the star guests, the source said: “John left very early though someone as senior as Anil stayed on for the longest time and interacted with everyone.”
Tusshar took care of the guests including organising a delectable spread for the guests, the source added.
Among the highlights of the evening was Sonu, who had recently undergone a leg surgery, appeared fully recovered. Funnily enough, the DJ kept playing ‘Manya Aala’ for hours after John had left the place. More >
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; May 15, 2013)
After their superhit Singh Is Kinng, Punjabi dudes Akshay Kumar and Sonu Sood are getting together again, this time for comedy, aptly titled Entertainment. While the two are said to be on opposite sides in writer duo Sajid-Farhad’s directorial debut, they seem to be bonding big time off the screen. The other day, Akki invited Sonu home at 7 am for a joint narration with the directors. Interestingly, both the actors are fitness freaks who wake up before sunrise for their exercise sessions. During the break, they indulged in a healthy breakfast of oatmeals, fresh fruit juice etc. No doubt there’s going to be a good dose of bhaichara between the two when they start shooting for the film in July in Bangkok.
Aakanksha Naval-Shetye (DNA; April 23, 2013)
In Akshay Kumar’s next untitled film, he will be taking on the baddies that Salman Khan beat up in Dabangg and Dabangg 2. While Salman himself hasn’t repeated the villains for Mental, you might just see them in action with AK. The film is being produced by TIPS and writers Sajid-Farhad, who are making their directorial debut, who want to have impressive line of bad men for their flick. They want the action to be on a completely new level, and are keen to have not one but three villains facing their hero.
While the duo are tight-lipped about who the villains facing AK will be, insiders reveal that they are in talks with bad men of both the Dabanggs — Sonu Sood, Prakash Raj and Niketan Dheer — to play the baddies in their film too.
Sajid says, “It’s too early to talk about it or confirm anything yet. We are in the process of finalising the cast before any announcement can be made.” If confirmed, it will be the first time that the three will be facing Akshay. Prakash Raj was the main villain in Singham, Wanted and Dabangg 2, while newbie Niketin Dheer post Dabangg 2 will be seen taking on Shah Rukh Khan in Chennai Express. Meanwhile. Sonu Sood is playing the role of Dawood Ibrahim in Shootout In Wadala.
BOMBAY TIMES (April 23, 2013)
Shootout At Wadala’s ensemble star cast is going to be in for a royal treat when they visit Dubai on Thursday to promote their action drama. For the first time, the ruling family of the United Arab Emirates has agreed to meet a Bollywood cast. Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood, Tusshar Kapoor, Mustafa Zahid, Sunny Leone and Sophie Choudry will meet His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The cast will meet the royal family informally and probably show them some scenes from the film.
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; March 4, 2013)
Looks like Sonu Sood prefers to play it fair and square.
Sources say that the actor broke his leg in Dubai and the first thing he did was to call up the producers of his next films from the hospital and inform them about the mishap. He apparently even offered to give back the signing amount to them.
A source says, “He kept on saying aloud, ‘What will I tell them?’ He was very upset. He called them up straight and informed them about the accident.” A friend of Sonu states, “ The actor doesn’t like wasting dates. In the past too, when he fractured his nose, he waited for seven days to complete the shooting and then have his nose fixed.”
Down and under
Sonu also opted out of the Telugu remake of Zanjeer due to his injury. Buzz is that he has been replaced by South actor Srihari. Apoorva Lakhia, who is helming the project, says, “What has happened with Sonu is very unfortunate. We took one year to finalise everything and get him on board. We shot with him for a day and even thought of rescheduling the dates once he gets well.” However, since the film is slated for a May release, the replacement was necessary. “We are talking to Srihari, but nothing has been finalised.”
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; February 28, 2013)
When an actor suffers a major injury, producers worry about schedules and budgets going haywire. However, Sonu Sood, who suffered multiple fractures in his right leg earlier this week, is believed to have expressed more concern for his filmmakers.
Apparently, his friends suggested that he focus on recovering first and then think about his producers. But soon after he got out of the operation theatre, the actor called up the producers he was committed to and offered to return their signing amounts because he didn’t want any filmmaker to suffer or wait for him for six weeks.
While the producers of the Zanjeer remake told him to get well soon, Prabhu Dheva told Sonu that he had changed the schedule of his movie to facilitate shooting with him after his recovery. The biggest surprise for the actor was when Salman Khan offered him a movie. After inquiring about his progress, the Dabangg dude flummoxed Sonu by suggesting that he do Salman’s role in the Hindi remake of Mahesh Manjrekar’s Marathi movie. Reportedly, Salman said that Sonu wouldn’t have any problem shooting as the character was required to be on wheelchair and later, crutches. So Sonu’s dates wouldn’t go waste like those for his other films that are under-production.
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; February 14, 2013)
Sources say that Sonu Sood can’t contain his excitement after having seen some portions of Shootout At Wadala where he plays Dawood Ibrahim. The actor has apparently been receiving a flurry of calls from his fans and friends alike after they watched him in the film’s promo. And as a token of gratitude, Sonu has gifted director Sanjay Gupta a highend watch.
Our source says, “ The response to the promos has been good and Sonu has been getting many calls regarding his look.” Says Sonu, “I felt that this is definitely one of my best roles till date. Sanjay is my brother and it was something that I did just out of an impulse.”
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; February 9, 2013)
Sonu Sood, who owns a bungalow in Aaram Nagar, Andheri West, had rented it out to producer Sheetal Talwar last year to start a restaurant. We now learn that Sonu has registered a non-cognisable (NC) offence complaint against Sheetal at the Versova police station because the latter reportedly didn’t pay his dues. The actor has taken back possession of his property. However, he has been getting threatening messages from the producer.
Trouble apparently started when the producer delayed the rent payments. According to Sonu, “Even earlier the rent would come late, but after five months Sheetal stopped paying the rent altogether saying he was sorting out the permissions and licenses for his restaurant. According to a clause in the agreement, if Sheetal didn’t pay rent for two months, the lease would be automatically nullified. But since five months have lapsed and Sheetal wasn’t reverting to my calls, messages and mails, I registered an NC against the producer and I have also sent him a legal notice stating that the agreement was nullified and I am taking back the possession of his place.”
The actor has posted security personnel outside his property to ensure that the producer doesn’t claim it back. However, Sheetal is reportedly not taking this lightly. He’s also believed to have gone to Versova police station to lodge counter complaints, but, we hear, the cops didn’t register his case. He’s also alleged to have sent text More >
BOMBAY TIMES (January 8, 2013)
Sonu Sood, who is currently shooting in Thailand, was stationed on a yacht for a few days. One hears, that two days ago, the actor and a few members of the unit were shooting at a spot called No Man’s Land. While they were returning to the main shore, the unit’s boat was hit by high tide. The boat almost capsized, says a spot-boy. It is also learnt that Sonu, who suffers from sea-sickness, panicked. However, the latest we heard is that the actor is much better now and his wife and children have flown from Mumbai to Bangkok to keep him company.
Prachi Kadam (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 3, 2013)
Prabhu Dheva’s run of luck in Bollywood has been largely tied to his repackaging of the southern formula – OTT action and an unabashed love for the rough and the rowdy. And his film titles are ample proof of that – Wanted, Rowdy Rathore… Little wonder then that for his next, starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, he refused to take chances. In keeping with the sensibility of his ouvre, the choreographer-director has changed the working title Namak to a more massy Rambo Rajkumar. And with that he has managed to punch out any ambiguity that there may have been about the film’s content, flavour or even target audience. That a change was in the air was first indicated by Shahid Kapoor, when this newspaper met him in Mysore recently. It was obvious that Prabhu in particular, wanted the title to be catchy and massy. And what better fit than Rambo Rajkumar, given that Shahid’s character is called Rajkumar in the film, right?.
Much like Rathore, Rajkumar will be involved in some bone crushing action sequences with Sonu Sood in the climax. We hear Shahid will also get to take off his shirt to unleash his combative avatar in the sequence.
The new title has immediately got two thumbs up from all the stakeholders – Shahid and Sonakshi especially. We hear the actors were happy with RR for reasons beyond the ordinary. “Shahid’s last major hit was Kaminey. Since he was keen to go back to that mean, street-smart image, the film and its More >