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Bollywood is all set to revisit the double role formula
Seema Sinha (BOMBAY TIMES; June 11, 2012)
In last week’s release Rowdy Rathore, apart from the desi action or unabashed entertainment, one thing that stood out was the double role of the leading hero. In the past decade, not many filmmakers have attempted to exploit the dual character, but now the double role formula, which was considered to be a favourite among many filmmakers at some point of time, looks set to return.
HIT FORMULA? Be it the identical twins caught in extreme dramatic situations of lost and found, or a lookalike becoming the cause of confusion, the comedy of clones is often a sure shot formula to success. Trace the history of Bollywood and you will find that almost every top actor has played a double role in at least one film in his or her career, and these films have been huge grossers at the box office – Dilip Kumar (Ram Aur Shyam), Dev Anand (Hum Dono), Sanjeev Kumar (Angoor), Rajesh Khanna (Aradhana), Amitabh Bachchan (Don, Satte Pe Satta), Shatrughan Sinha (Kalicharan), Hema Malini (Seeta Aur Geeta), Sridevi (Chaalbaaz), Salman Khan (Judwaa), Shah Rukh Khan (Duplicate, Om Shanti Om), Govinda (Aankhen), Sunil Shetty (Gopi Kishan), Anil Kapoor (Kishen Kanhaiya).
REVISITING DOUBLE ROLE In the recent past, we have seen Shahid Kapoor playing a double role in Kaminey and Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal. According to film director David Dhawan, who has given a string of hits with male leads in a More >
Gunda fame actor breathes his last in a Hyderabad hospital while undergoing a treatment for his kidney ailment
P Pavann (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 15, 2011)
Indian cinema has lost yet another versatile actor. Rami Reddy, the popular villain of the Telugu cinema who also stretched his wings successfully into Bollywood, expired on Thursday noon while undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment.
During a recent public appearance, on being asked about his increasing weight, the actor joked, “I am not following size zero formula. It won’t suit a villain character. I suffered jaundice during which my liver got damaged.”
The 52-year-old actor who acted in over 250 films also including Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Bhojpuri, breathed his last at the KIMS hospital in Hyderabad where he was admitted two weeks ago.
A native of Chittor, the actor was a journalism graduate from Hyderabad’s Osmania University and worked as a journalist with a Hindi and an Urdu newspaper.
After he quit journalism, it was Tollywood director Kodi Ramakrishna who introduced Reddy in Ankusam as Spot Nana in in 1990. The same year he plunged into Bollywood, as a villain, with Juhi Chawla and Chiranjeevi starrer Pratibandh.
His memorable performances were in films like Gunda with Mithun Chakraborty, Waqt Hamara Hai, Khuddar, Akshay Kumar starrer Jaanwar and Talaash.
The director of Talaash, Suneel Darshan, told Mumbai Mirror, “Rami Reddy has a huge profile of work in Hindi and Telugu. His More >
Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Gupta, while enjoying Holi festivities, celebrated their joint venture Shootout At Lokhandwala Part 2
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 21, 2011)
While Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Gupta celebrated Holi yesterday afternoon (see more pics on right), we learn that the duo have more than colour balloons hidden under their sleeves.
The speculations that Kapoor and Gupta would collaborate again for their sequel to Shootout At Lokhandwala, based on the real life shootout at Lokhandwala in 1991, has finally been made official.Yogen Shah
Although the original movie did fairly well at the box office in 2007, Kapoor and Gupta had a professional fall-out following the film’s release.
Then on January 24, 2010 Mumbai Mirror broke the story about the disagreement between them over the subject for the sequel. While Kapoor wanted to base the sequel on another real life cop-gangster shootout, Gupta was reluctant to do so.
A source tells us, “All that is a thing of the past now. Kapoor and Gupta have met at a common point.” Gupta has bought the rights of a recent Hong Kong action movie for the sequel and has been spotted frequently visiting Kapoor’s office in Andheri lately.
Since Gupta had a fall-out with the film’s original director Apoorva Lakhia, the sequel will be directed either by Gupta himself or a new director. We wonder which of the actors from the original film will secure a role in the sequel.
The first part starred Amitabh More >
Bollywood’s sporty men are all set to take on South stars in a day-and-night cricket match at Visakhapatnam
Nimisha Tiwari | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; March 1, 2011)
What’s common between the actors from the South and apna Bollywood brigade, apart from acting? Cricket. And now they plan to come together to play the game.
With the World Cup matches currently on, cricket’s truly the flavour of the season. To make the most of this craze, a select team of tinseltown actors including the spirited Salman Khan, Sonu Sood, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Suneil Shetty, Harman Baweja, Riteish Deshmukh and Ashish Chowdhry, have agreed to make their way to Visakhapatnam (Vizag) on March 5 for a curtain raiser, Day and Night Celebrity Cricket League T20 match there. South stars are obviously not sitting ducks, their cricketing skills are already well-known. The team, which includes Venkatesh, Sudeep, Surya, Manchu Vishnu, Aarya, Siddharth, Tarun, Abbas, Chiranjeevi Sarja, Shantanu Bhagyaraj, Sarath Kumar, Vikrant and Shaam, are all geared to kick their opponent’s ass, on the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium in Vizag. One actor who was chosen to play from both Bolly and Tolly sides was Sonu Sood. A beaming Sonu says, “I’ve always aspired to be a cricketer but main acting field mein aa gaya. I had shot for Atturu with Trisha in Vizag many years ago, so I was called to join the South team first. But, Salman Khan asked me to be on Bollywood’s side.”
The Bolly team is More >
By Subhash K. Jha, February 15, 2011 – 12:06 IST
Aamir Khan will be doing a stark real-time film on AIDS with the prolific Priyadarshan, probably at the end of the year. Priyan who has worked with the other two Khan superstars, Shah Rukh and Salman, met Aamir who has given his verbal approval for the project.
Priyan’s other Hindi project Tezz is now on hold. The large-budget action thriller featuring Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Kangna Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor and Zayed Khan is waiting for the sun to shine on its fate…quite literally. The makers are waiting for the sun to come out in Scotland where the rest of the film is to be shot.
Explains Priyan, “About 40 percent of the film remains to be shot. I will complete it in one stretch in Scotland. But we cannot shoot it before summer when the sun comes out. I hope to complete and release Tezz by year-end.”
Provided Devgn has the dates.
“So for now I’m back in Kerala writing a Malayalam film. It a comedy with my favourite actor Mohanlal called The Arab Camel & Madhavan Nair to be shot in Abu Dhabi,” informs Priyan.
The comedy will also be made in Hindi.
Abu Dhabi has a large Malyali population. Says Priyan, “Even the traffic cops and taxi drivers in Abu Dhabi speak Malayalam. I haven’t directed a Malayalam film in seven years, so I’m very excited.”
For now Priyan has gone back to Kerala and his roots in Malayalam cinema. And is very happy about it.
Says the director, “I haven’t gone to Mumbai for three More >
Imtiaz Ali has certainly seized the moment, making arrangements with Sunil Shetty to capture the reality of Bryan Adam’s concert for his film, Rockstar
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 14, 2011)
Bryan Adams rocked Mumbai, on Saturday evening to a houseful crowd of approximately 20,000 plus.
Sunil Shetty’s mammoth efforts to bring the Canadian rockstar to tour India, has been a blessing in disguise for director, Imtiaz Ali.Yogen Shah
Ali wasted no time in approaching Shetty for permission to shoot scenes for his film, Rockstar, at Adam’s Concert.
An eyewitness from the show said, “The unit shot for the entire show and many crowd sequences will be used, in Rockstar for Ranbir’s scenes, in which he is performing at a concert.
The film scenes will be edited with those of the concert, so that the film’s sequences look as authentic as they need to be.
Imtiaz has not only shot the sequences which required a huge crowd, but has also managed to save big production costs and the hassle of getting everything right.” Clever move, Imtiaz!
Another source said, “Imtiaz did not want anyone to know about this. However, the cat is now out of the bag and there is nothing wrong with it.
Bryan Adams has an amazing fan following in India and the audience here love him. They were enjoying the show and Imtiaz got what he wanted.”
Singer Mika cancelled his Malaysia concert at once.
All it took was a call from actor Sunil Shetty, who wanted him to be a part of the Bryan Adams concert to be held on February 12.
Mika was in advanced talks for his concert in Malaysia, but one call made him change his mind. He did not think twice before cancelling his concert in Malaysia, which was paying him approximately Rs 20 lakh.
Mika said, “Bryan Adams is a very famous singer and sometimes I surprise my audience by singing his songs.
When Sunil sir told me to keep myself free on February 12 for his show, I had no choice but to refuse the Malaysia concert.
Neither can I say ‘no’ to Sunil sir, nor can I miss a Bryan Adams concert.”
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 26, 2011)
Hrithik Roshan has donated Rs 10 lakh to Shabana Azmi’s charity Mizwan Welfare Society, started by Kaifi Azmi. The charity runs a school and college for girls, a computer centre and sewing and embroidery centres. Shabana, who is touched by Hrithik’s gesture says, “Lots of people have come forward. Sunil Shetty said that he would come to Mizwan whenever required. But Hrithik’s gesture completely overwhelmed me. After the Mizwan fashion show (held on January 23) was over, he sent me a text saying how he was really moved by our work and would like to make a small contribution. And then I get a cheque of Rs 10 lakh from him!
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 22, 2011 – 12:52 IST
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Breakthrough Performance – Female Aditi Vasudev – Do Dooni Char Amrita Puri – Aisha Neha Chauhan – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Shalini Vatsa – Peepli Live Urvashi Sharma – Khatta Meetha Vishakha Singh – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Hottest New Director Abhishek Chaubey – Ishqiya Abhishek Sharma – Tere Bin Laden Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg Anusha Rizvi – Peepli Live Maneesh Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Punit Malhotra – I Hate Luv Storys Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan – Lahore Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Hottest New Film Aisha – Rhea Kapoor Dabangg – Arbaaz Khan Peepli Live – Kiran Rao Tees Maar Khan – Shirish Kunder, Twinkle Khanna & Kritika Lulla Tere Bin Laden – Pooja Shetty Deora Udaan – Anurag Kashyap
Standout Performance By A Music Director Amit Trivedi – Aisha Meet Brothers – Isi Life Mein & Do Dooni Char Sanjay More >
Sherawat has agreed to do an item number in Anees Bazmee’s next for free
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 17, 2011)
Now that item songs on distressed damsels are in vogue, thanks to the success of Munni Badnam Hui, another one is on its way called Razia gundo mein phas gayi.
And this one stars none other than the sultry Mallika Sherawat; she will gyrate in Anees Bazmee’s next Thank You.
As for gratitude, Anees Bazmee owes a thank you to Mallika it seems. According to a source, she is doing the item song for free. “Mallika was the first option for Aneesji and she was approved by the entire cast of the film.
In the past Mallika has worked with Bazmee in Welcome. They share a fantastic rapport and she agreed to do the item song at once,” says the source.
Mallika will groove with Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Sunil Shetty and Pritam has worked on the music. Anees, who is currently shooting for the song confirmed, “Mallika is a very dear friend and suits perfectly for this song.
She is shooting with us for five days, as the song will be shot with all the actors in the film.”
Recently, there were reports that Mallika was at loggerheads with the production house of the reality show Chak Dhoom Dhoom. Hope the Thank You team and she gel better.