Posts tagged tees maar khan
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 29, 2013)
At a time when Hindi films have come under criticism for disrespectful portrayal of women, and Censor Board decisions are increasingly being viewed as arbitrary, the Information & Broadcasting Ministry has stepped in to broker peace between the warring parties – the producers and the Board. The bone of contention being the Cinematograph Act 1952 that the film industry thinks is outdated. The I&B Ministry has called for a meeting with all parties concerned between April 3 and April 5, though the venue hasn’t been decided yet. Representing the film industry will be Farhan Akhtar, Ramesh Sippy, President of the Producers’ Guild Mukesh Bhatt, President of the Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers (AMTPP) Sajid Nadiadwala and Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association Chief TP Aggarwal. Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chief Leela Samson and CBFC CEO Pankaja Thakur will represent the censors. Also present will be senior members from the special panel that was instituted under the chairmanship of judicial expert Mukul Mudgal to review the functioning of the Censor Board.
The meeting will set the pace for the necessary amendments to the Cinematograph Act 1952, after taking into consideration suggestions by all concerned. Special song and dance numbers, foul language, and scenes portraying actors and actresses smoking and drinking are likely to be discussed during the meet.
Aggarwal confirmed the More >
Neha Maheshwri Bhagat (BOMBAY TIMES; October 31, 2012)
After the debacle of her husband Shirish Kunder’s Joker, a film Akshay Kumar refused to promote for reasons best known to him, filmmaker Farah Khan and Khiladi Kumar fell apart. The duo had shared a fabulous rapport previously. They had coproduced Tees Maar Khan and though the film was a box-office turkey, both Akki and Farah benefited enough to take their friendship and business association to the next level. But with Joker, things took a nasty turn. In a candid chat with Bombay Times, we questioned Farah about it and she said…
What do you have to say about the recent controversy involving Akshay Kumar and your film Joker? I just feel that actors need to be a little more responsible. That’s my stand on the whole issue. If you are in a project and have taken money for it, you ought to be there till the end.
So, the tiff continues… Both Shirish (Kunder) and I have moved on. That’s why we don’t want to give interviews on this particular subject. Being the producer, I did whatever I could to promote the movie. But when the actor washes his hands off, it sends the wrong signal to everyone.
Do you agree that friendship and enmity in Bollywood are not permanent? I don’t think they should be permanent anywhere, at least not enmity. This industry is so small that you bump into the same 30 people at every party. You can avoid someone for some time, but not forever. But sometimes, you have to stand up for your principles. More >
Akshay Kumar’s decision not to promote the film did not happen overnight. Mirror finds out what led to the most speculated fallout of recent times
Mumbai Mirror Bureau (August 31, 2012)
Shirish Kunder is at it again. During the making of his debut film Jaan- E- Mann, he had managed to antagonise Salman Khan, so much so that it took all of Farah’s good offices to mend fences with the moody star. The making of Tees Maar Khan saw him cross swords with his wife’s friend and benefactor Shah Rukh Khan, in a battle of egos that precipitated the infamous slapgate episode. SRK had declined the film, as did Hrithik Roshan. And now, he has managed to upset the only star who stood by him through the most turbulent of times.
Akshay Kumar, his lead actor and co-producer in Joker has evidently abandoned the ambitious film. While some claim that the actor should have been professional enough to take the project to its logical conclusion, others feel that he was way too hurt to continue his association with the film. However, a brave Farah tried to deflect critics by attributing Akshay’s absence from promotional activities to “smart marketing strategy”, but two recent incidents paint a different picture.
Akshay has been on TV exhorting audiences to watch a little-known film instead – Prateek Chakraborty’s From Sydney With Love. If that was not enough, he has flown off to Muscat, severing whatever tenuous connection he had with the film he had once been proud to be a part of.
So what More >
Salman Khan has acquired the title for doing several walk-on parts over the years
Jyothi Prabhakar (BOMBAY TIMES; June 29, 2012)
Most actors in Bollywood would probably cringe at the thought of doing a cameo — the general impression is that only an out-of-work actor does such roles. But Salman Khan, who is nothing if not a good friend, doesn’t shy away from doing them in the name of dosti!
Right now, Sallu has five cameos stacked up. He’s doing one for Ajay Devgn’s Son Of Sardaar, Preity Zinta’s Iskhq In Paris, and lent his voice for Umesh Shukla’s OMG! Oh My God. He has also promised Govinda that whenever the latter finalises a film for his daughter Narmmadaa’s debut, Salman will appear in it. That apart, he has also done a cameo for good friend Deepshikha’s directorial debut, Yeh Dooriyan. Deepshikha never tires of telling the story, “I told him that I was turning producer-director and gave him a brief outline of the story. I asked him if he’d do a special appearance, and he readily agreed.”
Filmmakers aver that Bhai’s heart is as large as the biceps he flexes, and that he never says no, never mind the fact that some of the movies don’t even ring a bell somewhere — they’ve sunk that badly! Often filmmakers get his OK for a cameo, and weave in something to suit him.
So addicted is Salman to cameos, that when he was in Cuba for the shoot of Ek Tha Tiger, a filmmaker asked him if he could pose for a few pictures for Cuban Tourism, and bhai ne phat se ek cameo kar More >
Mirror gets you what transpired between former rivals SRK and Akshay during the IPL match between Kolkata and Pune
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 21, 2012)
Not all’s wrong with the current season of IPL. During Saturday’s match between Kolkata and Pune, all heads turned as Shah Rukh Khan walked purposefully toward archrival Akshay Kumar, going on to slap his shoulder in a friendly way. The spectators in Pune looked even more surprised as the two actors sat together, locked in a private conversation that lasted 15-odd minutes.
All thanks to producer Shabina Khan, who had accompanied Akshay for the match. Shabina, we believe, walked up to Shah Rukh Khan to say hello. When Shah Rukh asked her about Akshay, he was told that the actor was only a few seats away. SRK did the unimaginable: he immediately got up and headed toward Akshay.
“This is when all eyes turned,” revealed an eyewitness, adding that Shah Rukh praised Akshay for the promos of Rowdy Rathore. Interestingly, Shah Rukh has had a rather rocky relationship with the film’s producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Ever since Om Shanti Om and Saawariya released on the same day two years ago, the duo haven’t exactly been on friendly terms. True, Shah Rukh had congratulated Bhansali after seeing Guzaarish, going on to tell him that Devdas was Bhansali’s best film till date.
Coming at this juncture, Shah Rukh’s camaraderie with Akshay in full view of nearly 50,000 people can be construed as a continuation of the actor’s More >
The buddies are working together again after five years
Upala KBR (BOMBAY TIMES; March 18, 2012)
Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan will come together again after five years (their last release being Om Shanti Om in 2007) in the film Happy New Year, directed by Farah. Says a source, “After the fight SRK had with Farah’s husband Shirish Kunder at Sanjay Dutt’s party in February, the duo patched up. They even met a few times at home after that. It was during one of Farah’s visits to Mannat that they talked about working together again. Before SRK left for a 40-day schedule to London for his next film, Farah narrated the script and he instantly said yes. Apart from his wife Gauri, SRK’s close friends Kaajal Anand and Karan Johar have been instrumental in bringing the warring duo back together.” Adds the source, “Farah even went to London for two days recently to seal the dates and complete other formalities. The film is being touted as the baap of Main Hoon Naa and will be a wholesome entertainer.”
WHY THEY FELL OUT The former best buddies parted ways personally and professionally some years ago when SRK kept Shirish’s film hanging for five years, before ultimately deciding not to do it. Farah took it personally. Things got worse when she cast Akshay Kumar in Tees Maar Khan and announced it without informing Shah Rukh, which obviously did not go down well with him.
Matters came to a head when late last year, post the release of RA.One, Shirish posted sarcastic comments about More >
That’s what choreographer Farah Khan asked her husband Shirish Kunder after getting an offer to play the female lead in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Shirin Farhad to be directed by his sister Bela
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 07, 2011)
Ace choreographer -filmmaker Farah Khan is all set to make her Bollywood debut as a lead actor. The woman who created Munni and Sheila has been signed on as the leading lady in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Shirin Farhad to be directed by his sister Bela.
A visibly glowing Khan met us at her Seven Bungalows flat and kickstarted a rather interesting and revealing tete-a-tete, saying, “Shoot your questions. My triplets just went to sleep, they sleep in unison.”
How did it feel when you were asked to play the female lead in Bhansali’s Shirin Farhad?
Thinking he was pulling my leg, I said, ‘You’re mad’.
Understandable, since the two of you have often taken digs at each other…
(Laughs) Yeah, we have trashed each other in the past. We have actually shared a very off-on relationship. We started our careers around the same time (pauses and stares at the ceiling).
Go on…Yogen Shah
But we have been more than fine with each other for the past couple of years. We started bonding after my babies were born. He sent me a very sweet SMS and I sent biryani on his birthday. Since then we have been very cordial.
Did you say ‘yes’ to Bhansali instantly?
(Smiles) I asked Shirish if he would be embarrassed to see his 40-plus wife More >
MM.com had an exclusive chat with filmmaker Onir on his latest film ‘I Am’, an alleged cold war with Rahul Bose, and what makes a film ‘commercial’Varun Vazir | MM Online Bureau (May 02, 2011)
Onir, whose film I Am released last Friday, confesses that he did not have money to pay his actors yet managed to assemble a strong cast comprising Nandita Das, Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose, Sanjay Suri and Abhimanyu Singh.
The film was shot in a mere 24 days at a budget of Rs 3 crores. Excerpts from an interview:
I Am released on Friday along with four other films. Does that make you apprehensive?
Each film is of a different genre and defines its own audience. Anything good will find its audience. Footfall in the theatres has been increasing as there is a good buzz surrounding the film.
How did you manage to assemble such a cast?
We did not have money to offer the actors. Each of the cast members did this film only because the script excited them.
Which is your favorite story out of the four?
‘I Am Megha’ is very special to me as it is based on the loss of home and identity. I was born and brought up in Bhutan and had to leave the country due to political situations. Loss of home is a subject that touches me personally.
Rahul Bose was annoyed with you because you used his kissing scene with Arjun Mathur for publicity.
Rahul and I have a different take on that. I feel a scene of two people kissing is a beautiful emotion. There is no drama between me and Rahul. We respect More >
Powerhouse performer Om Puri at his candid best in an interview with BT
Tanvi Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; May 1, 2011)
For someone whose repertoire of films comprises – Ardh Satya, Aakrosh, Bhumika, Gandhi and more recently — Action Replayy and 3 Thay Bhai – Om Puri surprises us when he confesses that he does not enjoy the process of filmmaking any more! “I was enjoying it till the 80s and early 90s. After 1995 the quality of films in Bollywood has suffered.” In Ahmedabad for an international film festival, Puri says present day films revolve round characters one can’t relate to. “In a country where 90 per cent of the population lives in villages, I don’t understand how can films like Singh is Kinng, Patiala House and Tees Maar Khan be made? I don’t understand how can you give away crores of money to an actor because he has achieved star status. Only in the Hindi film industry an actor is bigger than the film. And when a film flops, producer marta hai bechara.”
Predominantly an arthouse cinema actor, Puri feels “meaningful” films still have their share of audience. “There is a lot of good cinema being churned out by Vishal Bhardwaj, Dibakar Banerjee, and Ashutosh Gowariker. The only difference between them and earlier arthouse filmmakers is that in the case of the former lot, the main protagonist in a commercial film has to be a saleable star. For a film like Sarkar, Mr Bachchan’s role could have been essayed by me or Naseeruddin Shah, More >
Bollywood’s fave Barbie doll is getting ready for a hot item song again!
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; April 25, 2011)
Like the emcees of yore would constantly announce to a packed auditorium — ‘People, hold your breath, lightening (read Kat) is about to strike again’.
There is news in the mar ket that Katrina Kaif is get ting ready for another item song. A trade source says, “This item number will be in Aditya Chopra’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan that has Imran Khan and Katrina in the lead.”
When anything happens in Adi’s backyard, details are usually scattered. But we hear that Adi has just one instruction for Sheila aka Katrina. He wants this item number in MBKD to be hotter and raunchier than Sheila ki Jawaani. Our source adds,
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 25, 2011 – 12:37 IST
The last time Katrina Kaif shook her legs to an item number, it ended up becoming a national anthem of sorts. Yes…we are indeed talking about the chartbusting ‘Sheila Ki Jawani‘ track from Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan which had Kat looking her sexiest best.
Now the latest buzz is that in her forthcoming film-YRF’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan- Katrina is all set to outshine her last effort by performing the baap of all item songs. The song is a full-on tapori number and will have Katrina More >