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Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; May 16, 2013)
More than a decade ago in Biwi No 1, Anil Kapoor and Tabu last appeared as a couple. And now buzz is that the two actors are once again all set to do a film together — in Abhishek Sharma’s (of Tere Bin Laden fame) upcoming film, to be produced by Pooja Shetty.
Our sources say that the director handpicked Tabu to star opposite Kapoor, who will be playing young actor Pradyuman Singh’s (the fake Osama Bin Laden) 32-year-old son.
A source says, “Abhishek has already spoken to Tabu. Anil and the actress had also done Virasat that was a huge hit. After that they did a cameo together 13 years ago in Biwi No 1.”
Besides her recent appearance in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, Tabu had been missing from the B-Town radar for quite some time now.
Another insider adds, “Tabu has been very particular about the films she has been signing. She will also be seen in one of Salman Khan’s upcoming projects. Although she has been doing films in Hollywood, she is only keen to take on projects where she has a substantial role to play. She has loved Abhishek’s subject but is yet to sign the film.”
Both Tabu and Abhishek remained unavailable for comment.
A film by the makers of Tere Bin Laden, will see the 53-year-old play a 30-something, while his father is being played by a 32-year-old. Some role reversal!
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 13, 2013)
Manmohan Shetty’s daughters Pooja and Aarti, who made a mark with their debut production Tere Bin Laden, have taken on a rather curious project. The untitled film will star Anil Kapoor who plays a protagonist at least 20 years younger than himself. In the film, Anil travels to Hiroshima, in Japan to prove a point to his father. What’s even more curious is the fact that Anil’s father will be played by Pradhuman Singh of Tere Bin Laden fame. Pradhuman, once again, is two decades younger than Anil. The film will be directed by Abhishek Sharma, who directed Pooja and Arti’s first film.
Confirming the development, a proud Manmohan said: “I am not interfering with the project. This is their second, independent film and I am sure it will turn out a good as their first one, if not better!”
A source close to the film told Mirror, Änil is extremely kicked about playing a character who is decades younger. The film will commence later this year, and will be shot mostly in Japan (we are not sure if Hiroshima can be recreated in Film City!)
“But right now, Anil is busy with Shootout At Wadala and 24. He is also very occupied with the remake of Khoobsoorat. It will be December by the time he is free for the film,” said the source.
The heroine and the rest of the cast of the film is More >
BOMBAY TIMES (May 10, 2012)
Ali Zafar is beaming with pride after bagging the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award on the doyen of cinema’s birth anniversary this year. Having flown down especially from Dubai and joining stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Vidya Balan and Ekta Kapoor — Ali was presented a trophy for his outstanding service to the film industry. The coveted 143rd Dadasaheb Phalke Awards were presented, honoring artists, behind the camera as well as on screen for their significant contribution to cinema. An elated Ali said, “This is a huge honour and I’m still very small for it… Dadasaheb was the Father of Indian cinema and I’d like to thank everyone for thinking me worthy of this — I’m overwhelmed and still falling short of words.” The occasion also gave Ali an opportunity to meet the legendary Dilip Kumar. “Dilipsaab for me has always been more than just an inspiration as an actor. He’s an ideology more than an idol. I couldn’t believe when I saw him there because I had always wanted to meet him. And when I actually did, I stood in awe of him and then instantly sought his blessings. I pray for his health,” he said. Interestingly, Ali is the first multi-faceted personality (besides being an actor, he is a lyricist, composer and singer too) from Pakistan to have been bestowed with this honour. After having won laurels for his performance in Tere Bin Laden, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and London Paris New York, the actor is all set to show funny side in More >
Shakal Pe Mat Ja is all set to take viewers on a crazy, fun journey
BOMBAY TIMES (October 8, 2011)
Newcomer Shubh Mukherjee (see pic) features in Shakal Pe Mat Ja — a comedy based on a real life incident that he has also directed. A trained dancer and Shiamak Davar’s protégé, he is ready with his soon-to-release film. A Linc Entertainment production, SPMJ has Hrishitaa Bhatt starring as well.
The film takes off on the lines of a situational comedy a la Tere Bin Laden. Shakal Pe Mat Ja is the story of four young boys who get caught as suspects at Delhi International airport, exactly a year after the 9/11 attacks. The boys claim that they were capturing an American aircraft on camera for a documentary but fate holds other plans for them.
Shubh plays one of the boys, the others being played by Chitrak, Pratik and Harsh. The film also stars Saurabh Shukla, Raghubir Yadav, Aamna Sharif and Umang Jain. The music has been scored by Salim-Sulaiman.
Saritaa Jalan, director-Linc Entertainment only has words of praise for the newbie, “Shubh is multi-talented with great vision. We are surprised with his energy levels and his passion for film making.”
Sources from the unit insist that Shubh looked into every aspect of the film and for the last few months, worked on it day and night.
Subhash K Jha (BOMBAY TIMES; May 5, 2011)
On Monday, when Osama bin Laden was declared dead, the plan of making a sequel for Tere Bin Laden was also canned. Filmmaker Abhishek Sharma who made the satire was flooded with calls from Laden fans (the film, not the man). Apparently, the producers of the film also urged Sharma to “cash in on the Osama craze.” And so did the Twitterati.
But Abhishek is firm. No sequel, shukriya. “With the man I think the sequel has also died. I can’t just use the Laden theme to evoke laughter. I know people want me to, but I can’t force myself to generate laughter out of a name that’s gone from ‘dread’ to ‘dead’,” rationalises Sharma who is now busy scripting another satire.
Abhishek was amazed at the number of people who connected his film with Osama’s death. “It was almost as if I was closely connected to Osama in some way. I am so glad that there is such a close association in people’s mind between my film and the real Osama when in fact, Osama was only a concept, not a real character in my film.”
Adding to people’s eagerness to reach out to the maker on the real Laden’s death was the fact that there were a lot of conspiracy theories about his death floating around.
Says Abhishek, “It was even being said that it wasn’t Osama’s body. My film too, was about substituting the real Osama with an imposter. I was too amused to see people linking the death of the real Osama with my film. However, I regret to say More >
Pradhuman Singh who played Osama in Tere bin Laden talks about his initial apprehension when he had to do the role, how he feels about Osama’s death and other movies he will be part of
Priyanka Dasgupta | TNN (MUMBAI MIRROR.COM; May 03, 2011)
The joke was not on Osama.. but on the war on terror, says Pradhuman Singh, who played the fake Osama bin Laden in Tere Bin Laden. He says even though the film was banned in Pakistan, most people watched it online.
Having played the fake Osama in Tere Bin Laden, what’s your reaction to the news of his death?
The battle has been going on for years. It was a battle between one country and a man. There has to be one winner and one loser. Now, it’s certain that the US has won. But all said and done, no one can shove down our throat the views about one particular person. Nothing is in white and black. It’s all grey. I am no one to judge whether Osama bin Laden’s stance was right or not. I can only offer my congratulations to the US. Yet, I must all add that this whole war has been going on for far too long. It’s not really worth it. There has been too much of infighting going on in Afghanistan.
So, many other countries, including Iraq, have faced the brunt of it all. Were you ever apprehensive about playing the character Noora in the film?
Initially, when I had not read the script, I was a bit apprehensive. I was wondering if it would be a biographical role. After all, Osama has been one of the most radical people in More >
By Taran Adarsh, April 15, 2011 – 11:29 IST
Have a few questions to ask… The first question is for Mr. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Pray, what prompted you to green-light the screenplay of TEEN THAY BHAI? Okay, I am sure, you got fascinated by a fascinating concept [what an idea, sirji], but didn’t you realize that the screenplay was going nowhere, on paper itself?
The second question is for the three actors – Deepak Dobriyal, Shreyas Talpade and Mr. Om Puri specifically, whom I hold in very high esteem. What was narrated to you [before you signed on the dotted line] and what comes across on screen – is it the same movie? If the answer is in the affirmative, I would like to pose another question to each one of you: What prompted you to say ‘Yes’ to this project? Credible names backing it? Or, well, spare dates? It can’t be the script, right? Or is it?BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
The third question is reserved for the director of this [sinking] ship – Mr. Mrigdeep Singh Lamba. How could you let go of this golden opportunity? I mean, with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and PVR backing the project, three supremely talented actors at your beck and call and one of the best cinematographers in the business [Ashok Mehta] giving vision to your concept, how could you come up with this embarrassment of a movie called TEEN THAY BHAI?
Irrespective of how his films fare, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has gradually emerged a name that’s synonymous with qualitative cinema. His name More >
Published: Thursday, Mar 17, 2011, 18:42 IST By Taniya Talukdar | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA
It was when Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra was looking to produce a film for a debutant director that he came across Mrighdeep Singh Lamba.
The result? A film called Teen Thay Bhai, a comedy caper, which is on the verge of release. On his association with Rakeysh, Mrighdeep says, “I know how producers read a script and interpret it, but Rakeysh does it in a very different way. He doesn’t look at the commercial aspects at all. Instead, for him, the script needs to tug at his heart’s strings.” The director believes that opportunities are created by producers and that is the reason why we got to see great cinema through films like Phas Gaya Re Obama, Tere Bin Laden, Ishqiya, Love Sex Aur Dhokha etc.
The shooting of the film wasn’t an easy task in itself.
“We had a tough time shooting the film, the average temperature was between -10 to -13 in Gulmarg. We had to deal with blizzards and snow storms and if that wasn’t enough, once we got stuck in the hotel for two days. The ground floor was totally immersed in snow and it had reached the first floor. I was worried about the location and decided to go check on it. I came out of the first floor window and started walking towards the destination but on the way, got buried neck deep in the snow. Some of my crew members went out looking for me and found me and I was saved. It was a very funny and dangerous situation,” More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 5, 2011 – 09:51 IST
Best Film Band Baaja Baaraat Dabangg My Name Is Khan Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Raajneeti
Best Direction Maneesh Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Guzaarish Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan Milan Luthria – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Performance In A Leading Role Male Salman Khan – Dabangg Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan Ajay Devgn – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Ranbir Kapoor – Raajneeti
Performance In A Leading Role Female Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Kareena Kapoor – Golmaal 3 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Guzaarish Vidya Balan – Ishqiya Katrina Kaif – Raajneeti
Performance In A Supporting Role Male Mithun Chakraborty – Golmaal 3 Arshad Warsi – Ishqiya Emraan Hashmi – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Arjun Rampal – Raajneeti Manoj Bajpayee – Raajneeti
Performance In A Supporting Role Female Amrita Puri – Aisha Dimple Kapadia – Dabangg Ratna Pathak Shah – Golmaal 3 Shernaz Patel – Guzaarish Prachi Desai – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Performance In A Comic Role Paresh Rawal – Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Johny Lever – Golmaal 3 Riteish Deshmukh – Housefull Anil Kapoor – No Problem Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden
Performance In A Negative Role Naseeruddin Shah – Allah Ke Banday Sonu Sood – Dabangg Emraan Hashmi – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Manoj Bajpayee – Raajneeti Ronit Roy – Udaan
Music Direction Salim – Sulaiman – Band More >
Teen Thay Bhai is one such film about three brothers at a funeral
Bina Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; April 4, 2011) 2010 saw several intelligent comedies like Tere Bin Laden and Phas Gaye Re Obama become sleeper hits. 2011 continues to keep this brand of cinema alive and kicking. PVR Pictures’ Teen Thay Bhai that is scheduled to release on April 15, has superb actors like Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade and Deepak Dobriyal in it.
This endearing comedy which director Mrighdeep Lamba has put together, revolves around three down-on-luck and out-of-money brothers who meet at their grandfather’s funeral with nothing in common, except their undying hatred for each other.
“Of course, there is a twist in the tale,” laughs Shreyas. The deceased grandfather has left the brothers a hundred acres of land in Himachal. And they can access it only if they tolerate each other, says a clause in the will.
Shreyas who is a household name as far as comedy goes with films like the Golmaal series having hit a big high, says, “Comedies don’t usually fail. What matters is that the comedy should be clean and make you laugh. That’s exactly what Teen Thay Bhai does. It is a great mix of situational and slapstick comedy.”