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Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 24, 2013)
Although Freida Pinto’s international career has been on an upward swing ever since the release of Slumdog Millionaire, back home, she is yet to be regarded as someone capable of ensuring a decent box office opening – or so is the opinion of Sunil Bohra, whose Hindi version of Trishna is yet to see the light of the day. And according to him, it is due to the absence of a star in the film.
When Mirror caught up with Bohra, the producer of the film, and asked him about the reason behind the delay, he said: “Ï have been waiting to release the Hindi version of Trishna since the longest time. I have to choose the right Friday when there are few films releasing. I don’t want my film to get lost in the crowd. I am looking at a June release. Only Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan’s films don’t get lost in the crowd.”
The bilingual, directed by Michael Winterbottom, is an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic Tess of the D’Ubervilles and is co-produced by Anurag Kashyap. The English version of the film was premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9. The Hindi version of the film was scheduled to release in December 2012, which was postponed to March 2013.
Freida, who was willing to come down to India to promote the film , today, has no clue about the developments. A friend of hers told us: “It is surprising why Bohra has not released the Hindi version when the English version has already come and More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; February 13, 2013)
As a tribute to Indian cinema completing 100 years, producer Sunil Bohra and actor Vipin Sharma will make a film on the film industry. The film will be Vipin’s directorial debut and the storyline will deal with the numerous strugglers who want to make cinema their profession.
Says Vipin, “Cinema is part of everyday life. Stories of a bus conductor or a waiter becoming a superstar or a spot boy becoming a big producer inspire the strugglers. They eventually become extras or find some other way to make a living in the film industry. The struggle continues and many of them live in the eternal hope that one day their talent would be recognised.”
The actor-director adds, “The film is a salaam to these soldiers who are keeping their dreams alive.”
Casting director Mukesh Chhabra and Karanvir Bohra will play lead roles. Yo Yo Honey Singh will be giving music for the film.
Sunil Bohra’s next project to be based on sentenced terror mastermind David Headley
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; January 25, 2013)
It’s a classic case of reality bytes. Hours before the sentence verdict on Pakistani-American LeT terrorist David Headley was announced, we heard that producer Sunil Bohra will be basing his next production on the terror mastermind.
Our sources tell us that Bohra has already bought the rights of Rahul Bhatt’s book Headley And I, which is written by S Hussain Zaidi and will be making a film with international stars. Hansal Mehta will adapt the novel into the script and the director is yet to be finalised.
Bohra says, “I would say it just happened. I have been avidly following the David Headley case. Even when the whole Rahul Bhatt-episode happened, I had read it in the newspapers. A week back, my cousin Abhishek Vyas happened to read the novel and suggested we should make a film on it. I jumped at the idea and called Hussain Zaidi.”
Incidentally, Bohra admits he has not read the novel, though he hopes to start soon. “It has all the ingredients of a big film. I am very excited and it will be an eyeopener.” The producer says he is extremely enthusiastic about his project and adds, “All this happened in the space of only a week. I have never been so charged about anything else in this world.”
How it began…
Rahul Bhatt’s book with Hussain Zaidi is based on his experience with Headley whom Rahul had befriended. Later, Headley turned out to be the More >
Subhash K Jha (BOMBAY TIMES; January 11, 2013)
Joining the ranks of Hrishikesh Mukherjee classics being remade (Khubsoorat, Chupke Chupke) is Satyakam, which is considered by many to be the director’s finest film ever.
After months of chasing the producer of the 1969 film – Sher Jung Singh Panchi, Sunil Bohra (Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2) finally succeeded in buying the remake rights from him in late December last year. Bohra will be helming the remake of this film about idealism in the face of growing corruption and compromise.
While Mukherjee’s film was toplined by Dharmendra as the ideologue who would rather perish than compromise on his ideals, the remake may see the veteran actor’s nephew Abhay Deol reprise his memorable role. “There’s something very upright about Abhay. He reminds me more of Dharam Paaji than Sunny or Bobby,” said Bohra. When contacted, Abhay remained silent on the issue. The remake will go on floors this year.
Producer Vinod Bachchan prefers to move on than be hassled by uncertainty of the court case
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; December 16, 2012)
It’s been a year-and-a-half since the producers of Tanu Weds Manu fought over ownership. The dispute has finally been resolved. Vinod Bachchan (left), who holds 51 per cent stake in the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the film, has patched up with all the parties he had sued, including co-producer Shailesh Singh (right) and distributor Sunil Bohra.
Vinod has confirmed that the agreements for the music, worldwide, satellite and direct-to-home rights were earlier sold without his knowledge. Post the truce, he has got 80 lakh in settlement but he has managed to retain the rights to make the film’s sequel in future.
Vinod and Shailesh, who produced Tanu Weds Manu with R Madhavan and Kangna Ranaut, had entrusted Sunil Bohra with the distribution rights of the film for a stipulated period of 10 years. However, Bohra not only sold the movie to a corporate house, but also the satellite, music and DTH rights, claiming he’s the producer. When Vinod learnt of the developments, he filed a complaint at Oshiwara Police Station under Section 120 (B) of the IPC.
For the first time ever, rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh croons a Gujarati song, penned by producer Sunil Bohra
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 22, 2012)
Looks like the Punjabi munda is going the Gujju chokda way! Vocalist and rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh has sung a peppy Gujarati song for the first time ever for which producer Sunil Bohra turned lyricist.
It was a casual chat between the two that led to the composition of the track. Bohra recalls, “This is also the first time that I have penned a music track. I was in Delhi with Honey when we went to his studio for a jamming secession. In between our conversation, we started talking about the old Gujarati song Achko machko. This iconic Gujarati track is from a film that was made by my family.”
Apparently, Honey started singing it and the two decided to come up with a single track. The duo is yet to decide whether to make a new video for the song.
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 18, 2012)
It could be a second innings between Zeishan Quadri and the coal mafia. After writing and acting in the Gangs of Wasseypur series, he is all set to pen another script on the coal mafia, this time on kingpin Suresh Singh.
Sources also hint that producer Sunil Bohra could make his directorial debut by helming this project.
A source informs, “After incorporating many real-life incidents in Gangs of Wasseypur, Zeishan has come up with a well researched script on the life of Singh who incidentally was also a politician. Bohra will be producing the film.” Elaborating on the project, Bohra says, “I loved Zeishan’s idea and told him to come up with a script. He did research for over a month in Dhanbad. I could also direct the film but I am yet to take the final call. I have always wanted to helm a gangster film.”
The maverick filmmaker talks about his friends and partners in film making — Guneet Monga and Sunil Bohra
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; October 6, 2012)
Guneet Monga, 26, is a person Anurag Kashyap trusts immensely — to the extent that she is today a partner in his company, Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt Ltd (AKFPL). In the bargain, Guneet who has her own company, Sikhya Entertainment, is neglecting it as she is currently working with Anurag on all his projects and is the face of his company in the market. While Anurag prides himself in the creative selection of the directors, actors and the script, Guneet manages the production side of it. Sunil Bohra, another friend of Anurag, has his own company, Bohra Bros, but he manages the distribution and music for the projects he and Anurag work together on.
As Anurag says, “All three of us share a similar passion for films and have worked together on all projects post Shaitan. We are working together on many films in different languages — Hindi, Marathi and Bengali. I am a creative person with a high need for space, and thus, I cannot put together the kind of films we are doing without Sunil and Guneet, who understand distribution, music and production, which are essential parts of a film. The kind of films we are doing have a high-risk element as many of them involve newcomers and, therefore, require us all to be on the same page.”
Further, on reports alleging escalation of production costs by Guneet, Anurag says, “Gangs Of More >