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Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 27, 2012)
After playing a rockstar in Imtiaz Ali’s film in 2011, Ranbir Kapoor is ready to explore roles in varied genres this year. With the shoot of Ayaan Mukerji’s romance Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani already on floors, and Anurag Kashyap’s period film Bombay Velvet in his kitty, the actor has now signed Dabangg director Abhinav Kashyap’s next. In the film, Ranbir will be seen playing a character akin to Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg. The venture will be co-produced by Abhinav and Viacom 18.
However, getting Ranbir to sign on the dotted lines had not been easy for the filmmaker. Mumbai Mirror has found out that Abhinav had to change his original plans considerably to get Ranbir say ‘yes’ to his project. “Abhinav had initially wanted to make a film titled Karnaama with Ranbir in the lead. That was supposed to be an adventure film. But later, he along with Viacom 18 head honcho Vikram Malhotra decided to put aside plans of making Karnaama. At least for the time being,” said a source close to the production house.
The new project will see Ranbir playing a tapori. “His character is that of a bold, upfront, street smart guy. His body language and talking style will be very Mumbaiyya,” added the source. The actor will have to attend workshops to improve his Mumbaikar accent, revealed the source.
The source also told us that Ranbir has already allotted dates for the film that will go on floors this November. However, the female lead has not been More >
The actor will give a much required facelift to Chillar Party
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 19, 2011)
Ranbir Kapoor is all geared up to do an item number in the children’s film Chillar Party, directed by Vikas Bahl of UTV Spotboy.
The children’s film like its predecessors in the genre without any known face will now get the much required star factor added to it.
Our source tells us, “Amit Trivedi has composed the music for Chillar Party. This particular song is a mix of street instruments, local voices and dialect, sung by Amit and his mother.
Bosco Caesar has choreographed the item number in a contemporary street-dance style. Designer Akki Narula has been roped in to create Ranbir’s look in the video, which will feature him in three avatars one in which he plays himself and then a tapori.
The third look incidentally resembles Rishi Kapoor’s character in Amar Akbar Anthony. Ranbir has been bonding with the kids to make them comfortable and has been rather inspired by some of their moves.”
When contacted, Bahl said, “Ranbir Kapoor saw the film and loved it. That’s when we requested him to do an item song for the kids. He loved the idea, and he immediately agreed. I’m extremely touched by Ranbir’s gesture. It is extremely sweet of him to do this. It’s my debut film and to have him in the item song for Chillar Party is really priceless.”Chillar Party, a UTV Spotboy production and directed by Vikas Bahl, will get a star value with More >
Despite its lowbrow sensibilities, ‘Dabangg’ has gone on to break box office records thanks to the charms of superstar Salman
Anil Singh | TNN (MUMBAI MIRROR.COM; September 21, 2010) Salman Khan is one of the main reasons behind the success of Dabangg, say industry people
How does one explain the stupendous success of a film like Dabangg, which is a cross between a Dharmendra and a Rajnikant movie? Why has the Salman-starrer grossed more money than Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots and Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti, which have (arguably) far superior content? What has endeared it to the urban multiplex audience despite being aimed at small-town India?
The answer lies in the fact that it is an unpretentious entertainer rooted in Indian reality, say directors Mahesh Bhatt and Sudhir Mishra. “Dabangg (fearless) reclaimed the space that Hindi films had ceded to Bhojpuri films because of the metrocentric sensibility of Bollywood directors,” explained Bhatt.
Mishra, known for acclaimed films such as Dharavi, Chameli and Hazaron Khwaishen Aisi said, “Our directors are living in their heads in America, they are ashamed of making Hindi films.” Big films, according to him, come from Indian reality “but of late, directors who come from Bollywood families have abdicated this space to small-town boys such as Vishal Bharadwaj, Raju Hirani and Anurag and Abhinav Kashyap.”
Bhatt said, “Just as Indian cinema was patting itself on its back for having grown up, the whole More >
By Taran Adarsh, August 20, 2010 – 17:10 IST
Sometimes, your reputation precedes you. Pradeep Sarkar carries the reputation of making women-centric movies. Films like PARINEETA and LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG prove it. Who would’ve ever thought Sarkar would do a 360 degree turn in his third film by calling it LAFANGEY PARINDEY, set it in a chawl and make his characters speak tapori lingo? Hard to digest, isn’t it? Frankly, the skilled storyteller takes you on a trip least expected from him.
When you attempt something you haven’t attempted earlier or ventured into before, you either fall flat on your face or walk with your chin up in air. Sarkar doesn’t slip, although LAFANGEY PARINDEY does have its share of hiccups that show up intermittently. Unlike PARINEETA and LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG, Sarkar narrates a simple story this time around and though it has nothing to do with the Rajesh Khanna – Mumtaz – Meena Kumari starrer DUSHMUN, you can’t help but draw parallels with it, which, frankly, could be a coincidence as well. Yet, to be fair to Sarkar, he ventures in an unknown territory like a seasoned player.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
On the flipside, the film has a major flaw and that dilutes the impact to an extent: Casting Neil Nitin Mukesh as a tapori. He just doesn’t look like one. Even if he tries very hard to get into the skin of the character, you just can’t connect with him since the suave and dashing demeanor makes him look like a Harvard returned, not More >
Shraddha Kapoor, who is making her debut with Leena Yadav’s Teen Patti, calls her dad Shakti Kapoor ‘Baaps’ as she offers him coffee. Both get comfortable for a joint interview in the conference room of the production office of the film.
Dressed in denims and a tee, Shraddha starts off with her childhood dream, “Since childhood, I have seen my father and my aunt Padmini Kolhapure at shoots. I had a natural inclination to follow in their footsteps.”
Doting dad Shakti, looking at his daughter with pride, says, “She is a graduate from Boston University, a 90 per cent student with a very bright future. She is pretty and talented and nothing can stop her. She is very bindaas, and very few people make me laugh like she can.”
Her training started in school where she learnt Kathak and started doing theatre in 9th grade. She says, “That gave me a taste of the stage. Before Teen Patti, I trained with Mr Mohit Tugnait, who taught me acting and diction. For Teen Patti, we did many workshops with Barry John and Ashley Lobo.”
Did Shakti warn her about the wolves in the industry? He says, “I always believe that if you are strong, nothing in this world can hurt you. Wolves are everywhere, but in show business, we are more exposed to them.”
At this More >
By Joginder Tuteja, October 27, 2009 – 11:22 IST
Last week, Madhur Bhandarkar had presented his upcoming film Jail for a Censor certificate. While it is common news by now that his film was granted a U/A certificate, what hasn’t come out so far is the heated argument that went inside the confines of the four walls. Situation had turned so ugly that during the 45 minutes debate with the Censor officials, Madhur threatened to follow the path of many of his contemporaries in Bollywood and henceforth make only candy floss films. Reason being that Censors had a strong objection against usage of abusive language in certain scenes, depiction of jail inmates, a sex scene involving two gay inmates, skin show by Mugdha Godse and of course much hyped nude scene featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh.
Here is a blow by blow account on what actually transpired in the screening room:
“Once the film’s screening was through, Censors were quite happy with the realistic depiction of life in jail. They appreciated the fact that as promised, it was shown realistically without being overtly dramatized. Also, they felt that a movie like this was the need of an hour as it broke away from stereotype cinema and showed something new to the audiences. They congratulated Madhur for his brave effort and were liberal with compliments”, says a source closely attached to the film.
However, trouble began when it came down to handing over the Censor certificate to the film. Apparently, Censor board felt that the film More >