Posts tagged Teen Patti
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 14, 2013)
After a bad start, Shraddha Kapoor is back where she has always longed to be – in the limelight, enjoying the adulation that Aashiqui 2 has earned her. And there’s more. There’s a buzz that her miniscule role in Imran – Kareena starrer Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has been touched up to give her more screen time and a special song and dance number too. But the petite girl just giggles when we mention that.
The 24-year-old daughter of Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi Kolhapure insists she is enjoying the new heights with her feet firmly planted in the ground. The disaster that was her debut, Teen Patti, still haunts her. “I was devastated. Life came to a standstill. But my mom, dad and aunt (Padmini Kolhapure) sat me down and said, ‘Rise and shine. Brush this off. Don’t let one failure affect you so much. There will be light ahead. Get up and restart your dance classes and gym.” And that’s what she did.
At a time when almost all newcomers have the tacit or explicit endorsement of major productions houses or directors, Shradhha has had to deal with some heavy baggage – that of her father’s controversial legacy. Reason why she has been on her own all this while. “It hasn’t been easy,” she admits, elaborating, “I auditioned for Teen Patti alone. The audition for Luv Ka The End too was very exhaustive. I had to give a test for five scenes and two songs. I know the film was made for a niche audience but I don’t know the numbers the film got but More >
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; April 21, 2013)
Shraddha Kapoor, 24, is the daughter of Shakti and Shivangi Kapoor. Currently her house, as she says, has turned into a paagalkhana with both, her film Aashiqui 2 and her brother Siddhant Kapoor’s film Shootout At Wadala, releasing within a week of each other. While she does not deny being spoilt by her father, she remains real and thrives on forming normal human connections with people around her. She is terribly stubborn, but sensitive. She is interested in a plethora of life experiences and is an advanced scuba diver. She opens up to Bombay Times about her father, her soulmate Teju mausi (Tejaswini Kolhapure) and her mother, who is her best friend. Excerpts:
Let’s talk about your filmi background? I am a Mumbaichi mulgi. My father Shakti Kapoor is a Punjabi and my mother Shivangi (nee Kolhapure) is a Maharashtrian. My father has acted in over 700 films. My mother acted in one film, Kismat with Mithun Chakraborty, in which my father also had a role. My father fell in love with her and would drive her around in his sports car and they subsequently got married. My mom is the most beautiful woman and I think she has taken some serum to look young all her life. Both my mother’s younger sisters, Padmini and Tejaswini, are actresses. I am extremely close to Teju mausi as I am quite similar to her. We both are adventurous, spontaneous, childish, impulsive and a bit silly and have our own strange sense of humour. Padmini mausi did More >
MUMBAI MIRROR (July 18, 2012)
Of late, he has been hitting headlines more for his battle with ill health but fact is, Rajesh Khanna remains the only actor till date to have delivered 15 consecutive solo super hits (1969-1971). Doesn’t come as a surprise then he is still referred to as the ‘First Superstar of Hindi Cinema’.
In his hey day, fans, more so of the female variety, would mob him during public appearances, so much so he needed police protection. In private, women would marry his photographs and send him letters inked in their blood.
This picture captured by ace lensman Shyam Aurangabadkar has the superstar playing a game of teen patti with his friend and co-star of several hits, Sharmila Tagore.
The great grand niece of Rabindranath Tagore kick-started her film career with Satyajit Ray’s Deviand Apur Sansar, making her Bollywood debut opposite Shammi Kapoor in Shakti Samanta-directed 1964 romantic blockbuster Kashmir Ki Kali.
The ‘Bengal tigress’, as she came to be known, rose to popularity in the sixties but it was her rather intense roles opposite Khanna that helped her evolve as an actress. The 1969 film Aradhana was the pair’s first hit, again directed by Samanta. Subsequently, they went on to give six BO hits, the likes of Safar, Amar Prem, Daag and Avishkaaramong others. Some of the other films they did including Tyaag, Raja Rani, Chhoti Bahu and Maalik ended up being critically acclaimed although they didn’t exactly set the cash registers More >
Remember Shraddha Kapoor? Actor Shakti Kapoor’s daughter, who was last seen in Y-Films’ Luv Ka The End, has bagged what could easily be called her biggest film to date, Aashiqui 2. On Tuesday, the actor signed the deal with Vishesh Films.
Shraddha Kapoor made her acting debut in Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan and Raima Sen.
“Like all Bhatt films, Shraddha has a sensual and interesting role in the sequel. It will put her in a different league altogether,” says an insider from the production house. Shraddha confirms: “Yes, I am the new Aashiqui girl.”
Shraddha made her Bollywood debut in 2010 with Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan. Besides Shraddha, the sequel will star Aditya Roy Kapoor, who is best known for his work in films like Guzaarish (2010) and Action Replayy (2010).
But Bollywood is still celebrating!
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; May 4, 2011)
It is ironical that Bollywood sees mirth in gloom. Of the 67 odd films (including the dubbed ones) that released, only six made an impact at the box office. That is a meagre 10 per cent ratio. However, Bollywood trade pundits say that the first four months of 2011 have definitely been more lucrative than the corresponding period in 2010. And that is the reason why even cynics are smiling, not scowling.
Better than 2010 The January to April 2010 period saw major turkeys like Shahid Kapoor’s Chance Pe Dance, Priyanka Chopra’s Pyaar Impossible, Amitabh Bachchan’s Teen Patti and Abhay Deol’s Road Movie to mention a few. “This year we have been lucky,” says Vajir Singh, Editor of trade journal Box Office India. “First we broke the January jinx with No One Killed Jessica and the huge hit in Yamla Pagla Deewana. Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji and Dhobi Ghat sailed through. In the World Cup season too we managed to have a runaway hit in Tanu Weds Manu.
Hits versus flops Trade analyst Taran Adarsh (Bollywood Hungama) agrees that the producers did fear the ides of March; this month didn’t have any significant release but April brought some relief in Faltu that opened well. Taran also adds that 2011 most certainly brought a smile on the faces of some distributors. “While the number of flops far outnumbered the hits, the important thing to note is that the dark horses worked. More >
By Joginder Tuteja, April 23, 2011 – 12:22 IST
After being all cute and nice on television as well as her brief stint with films, Shenaz Treasurywala is now showing the mean side of her. Living up to the adage of ‘killer instincts’, Shenaz is revealing her inner devils by means of her first film as a screenplay writer – Luv Ka The End. Icing on the cake happens to be the fact that the film comes from the house of none less than Yash Raj films.
“It was Yash Raj Films’ idea to make a film around three girls who would be taking revenge on a guy in a course of one night. They commissioned Shenaz to write the film after reading another screenplay that she had written about three girls. However, the girls in the original screenplay were a little older in their late 20s and the setting was more like ‘Sex and the city’ in Mumbai. YRF wanted a young teen flick instead and hence put Shenaz and her partner (Roye Seagal) through a series of tests before finally giving them a green signal for Luv Ka The End “, informs a source attached to the film.
Once Shenaz, a popular VJ and actress in films like Ishq Vishk, Radio and soon-to-be-released Delhi Belly came into picture, she started developing younger characters that were to be played by the likes of Shraddha Kapoor (for whom the film is a re-launch after a disastrous Teen Patti) and her on-screen boyfriend Taaha Shah on whom the revenge is planned. Incidentally this is also the first ever film for which Shenaz has written More >
She is the latest supermodel to set her eyes on Bollywood
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; April 22, 2011)
Model Diana Penty has signed Homi Adajania’s film where she will share screen space with Saif Ali Khan. However, the leading lady is Deepika Padukone. The yet untitled movie is set to be shot in London and New Delhi.
Reveals an insider, “Diana went through a round of auditions before she was finalised for the role. Looks like it is a two-heroine film. The crew is presently scouting locations in London and they will start shooting mid-May. Diana went through complete grooming, from diction to acting, before she was signed on. The film is edgy and she will be tested as an actor. She is not just eye-candy in the film.”
The film brings back the Saif-Deepika Love Aaj Kal jodi. Their chemistry had worked in their first film and Homi wants to exploit it further. But this one’s nothing like LAK. It’s a little complex but a thorough entertainer.”
After surviving cancer, composer Aadesh Shrivastav is back to work. He will now complete composing the background score of Sanjay Surkar’s Stand By
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 21, 2011)
Aadesh Shrivastav (below) insisted on doing the background score of Sanjay Surkar’s (above) Stand By even while he was recovering
Having won the toughest battle of his life, fighting cancer, Aadesh Shrivastav is back to what he is passionate about, music. The composer was discharged last week from the hospital and quite zealously, got down to work.
Currently he is back to what he left half-complete, the background score of Sanjay Surkar’s Stand By, which is slated for release in May. He has also given the film’s music.
The director had no intentions of troubling the musician when he is still recovering. Surkar requested Aadesh to leave the background score to someone else. Aadesh, in turn, asked Surkar to allow him to do the background score as it’s his work originally.
When we called to enquire about his health, Aadesh was resting so we didn’t bother the artiste who is currently working from his studio in Juhu. However, the director Surkar informed us, “Yes Aadesh is back to doing our work.
He has always been a great help right from the beginning and the music that he has given us is amazing. When we met, he wanted to be involved in the entire film and he was involved in the whole story sessions as well.
He knows the film completely and so I More >
Gurgaon, March 13 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was named the worst actor and Sonam Kapoor the worst actress at the third annual Golden Kela Awards Saturday night, a spin-off of Hollywood’s Razzies awards, which recognises the worst in cinema.
While Shah Rukh won the award for Karan Johar‘s ‘My Name is Khan’, where he played a patient of Asperger’s syndrome, Sonam got the award for her home production ‘Aisha’.
Shah Rukh was selected for his role in “My Name Is Khan” ahead of Imran Khan (“I Hate Luv Storys” and “Break Ke Baad”), Neil Nitin Mukesh (“Lafangey Parindey”), John Abraham (“Jhootha Hi Sahi”) and Hrithik Roshan (“Guzaarish”).
Sonam was named the worst actress for her performance in “Aisha” and others nominated in the category were Deepika Padukone (“Housefull” and “Break Ke Baad”), Aishwarya Rai (“Raavan”), Kareena Kapoor and Kajol (“We Are Family”), Priyanka Chopra (“Anjaana Anjaani”), Pakhi Tyrewala (Jhootha Hi Sahi).
Ironically, Shah Rukh has also won the Filmfare award for the best actor for the same film.
‘My Name Is Khan’ also received the worst film award.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the worst director award for ‘Guzaarish’. ‘Guzaarish’ also got Black Award for Emotional Blackmail.
Director Ram Gopal Varma was awarded the Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award (Please Stop Its Enough), asking him to stop making films.
Jennifer Aniston reacts to rumours about being in the Hollywood remake of Khamoshi and Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya
Anshul Chaturvedi | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; February 9, 2011)
Hollywood stars may be very appealing to Indian audiences, but is the interest level just as high if they are seen in our desi films? A Stallone in Rambo rocks, but that doesn’t mean Stallone in Kambakkht Ishq is aspirational; Julia’s shooting for Eat Pray Love got more interest here than the film itself did, post release; and the Big Daddy of western star’s Indian connect, Sir Ben Kingsley himself, couldn’t do anything to change which way the cards lay on the table for Teen Patti.
So I opted to not ask Jennifer Aniston if she was fascinated by India. But Jennifer’s latest release Just Go With It, still has an India connect since it, engagingly enough, has been described online as a remake of the Salman-starrer, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, which charge is dismissed with a shrug by the movie’s director, Dennis Dugan, since both MPKK and JGWI are actually remakes of The Cactus, which is based on a play. So there’s little risk, yet, of a Jennifer starrer being branded a remake of a Sush-starrer.
Do a net search and you find that this is not the first time you are looking at ‘Jennifer Aniston in Indian remake’ goss. As far back as 2008, the net had stories of Jennifer having expressed her willingness to play the character of Waheeda Rehman in a remake of Khamoshi (no, not More >