Posts tagged Teri Meri Kahaani
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 18, 2012)
Liquor baron Ponty Chadha, who was killed along with his brother Hardeep after they fired at each other inside a farmhouse in Delhi’s Chhattarpur area on Saturday afternoon, had other business interests included real estate, sugar mills and film production, which he used to look after along with his two brothers – Hardeep and Rajinder.
Ponty was one of the three sons of Chadha Group founder Kulwant Singh Chadha, who died in 2011. After the death of their father, the three brothers were jointly managing the Chadha Group, which had been consolidated under the Wave brand. The group was headed by Ponty, who also ran a popular chain of multiplexes.
He was said to have interests in Pooja Bhatt’s Jism 3 and Cabaret. Confirming this, her uncle Mukesh Bhatt said: “He was genuinely interested in investing in the entertainment world. We have lost a dynamicpersonality in our business. I worked with him in Murder 2 and Jism 2.”Also, Ponty was in advanced talks with Vinod Bachchan, who has been doing the rounds of temples to see his Sanjay Dutt-Vivek Oberoi starrer Zila Ghaziabad. A source close to Bachchan said, “The film was to get a December 11 release. Vinod vows to brave this out. Let’s see.” Chadha last distributed the Ashvini Yardi-Akshay Kumar co-production OMG Oh My God which turned out to be a winning proposition. Prior to OMG, he had bought the distribution rights of Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, directed by Sujoy More >
Tavishi Paitandy Rastogi (HINDUSTAN TIMES; June 24, 2012)
He isn’t the easiest star to deal with. Or so say many people who have worked with him. He has the reputation of being ‘difficult.’ And he doesn’t even try to defend himself. But in this interview, actor Shahid Kapoor finally comes clean.
Blame it on youth or sudden fame, he says. He promises to improve, to loosen up… something he says he learnt from Kunal Kohli, the director of his latest film Teri Meri Kahaani. Here’s the man. Coming clean. Completely:
Reclusive, arrogant, difficult, snobbish… what’s with this reputation? (Laughs) I really don’t know. I know I have a reputation that is not so flattering, but I guess I owe it to just being a private person. I don’t mean anyone harm and I’m not being mean. I just don’t socialise much, I don’t party too much, I don’t know what to say to the media if I’m not talking about a film that I am doing, so yeah, maybe I am perceived as a snob. But I assure you, I am working hard to improve all this.
Come on, isn’t “being private” the best excuse for being “difficult” or maybe “temperamental”? Okay, let’s put it in perspective. Yes, I agree I wasn’t very easy going by temperament. But remember, I was just 22 when I started out. Think about it, I was fresh from a regular middle-class family, with no “star type” background and I was suddenly thrown into the limelight; it was a big thing. I was overwhelmed.
If that wasn’t enough, I got into a serious, very public relationship. More >
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; June 26, 2012)
He’s the voice behind some of the biggest hits. Whether it’s Soni De Nakhre (Partner, 2007), Jalwa (Wanted, 2009) Right Now (Housefull 2, 2012) or Mukhtasar (Teri Meri Kahaani, 2012) to name a few, the songs have topped the charts and have been rendered by Wajid. Yes, Wajid Khan of the composer duo Sajid-Wajid who has created space as a singer, in just five years!
David Dhawan’s Partner was the first film for which Wajid turned singer. And has not looked back since then. Today, his singing skills have not only impressed directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Kunal Kohli, but also Aditya Chopra who praised Wajid’s talent and ability. “Aditya Chopra complimented me on my singing talent. Actually, I was just rendering a demo when Aditya heard it. He insisted that I sing the song. He said that only my voice could do justice to it,” reveals Wajid who has even rendered a number in Dabangg 2.
The composer-singer says that his father, Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, taught him the importance of the art of singing for a good music director. “It helps the composer to convey the tune and the rhythm in a better way. And somehow this teaching remained with me. One day while recording for Partner, I just sang the two lines of the title track, Do You Wanna Partner which Salman heard and insisted that I actually record it myself. Ditto David Dhawan and then things fell into place. David keeps teasing me saying, “I was the one to give you the More >
Priyanka and Shahid say that it is possible
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; June 22, 2012)
In real life, Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra have never once confessed to being anything other than good friends. But on screen, they advocate undying love in Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Kahaani, not once but thrice over. The film’s narrative spans three eras — 1910, 1960 and 2012. This superstar couple, who are in the Friday matinee, show terrific chemistry as they go through the motions of love, estrangement, passion and life-long commitment, making you believe in those ‘happily-ever-after’ stories.
Taking cue from the film’s narrative and strictly with reference to the film, we ask PC and Sasha how long after a break-up would they wait to find a new love. Surprisingly, both actors articulate similar thoughts.
Says Shahid, “Honestly, I don’t think there can be a time frame set on how long one should wait between relationships. If you’ve broken up with someone and are sure about it; then there’s no harm in getting into another relationship soon after.’’
He adds, “No one actually plans on falling in love. You may break up with some in the afternoon; and find yourself attracted to someone else in the evening. The emotion just hits you like a meteor. I’ve heard love is blind; but I think it’s also deaf and dumb. It’s an overwhelming emotion that takes over; sometimes when you least expect it to.’’
Priyanka says, “If you’re sure that one relationship is over, and then you can move on More >
TERI MERI KAHAANI V/S GANGS OF WASSEYPUR!
An exciting weekend awaits us! The two big releases tomorrow have generated considerable hype and excitement. Both the films have a fabulous music score going in their favour, moreover. My take on the releases:
TERI MERI KAHAANI:
The film marks the return of Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra after their super-sizzling chemistry in Kaminey. It’s a unique love story as it traces the journey of two individuals, playing three different characters and who fall in love in three different eras! Hence the tagline ‘Thrice Upon A Love Story’. However, it’s not a reincarnation-based saga as was believed by many. Shahid looks cool as the batameez Javed in the 1910 track and his shayaris will be the icing on the cake. Priyanka meanwhile takes the cake in the 1960s track and looks ravishing in the song Jab Se Mere Dil Ko Uff. However, the 60s Bombay sets look damn tacky! The 2012 track is embellished with 2 fine songs – the now-famous Mukhtasar and That’s All I Really Wanna Do. That the film is based in three different eras makes it stand out from the rest of the romcoms. Sadly, the excitement is just moderate. Opening will be average but the film should get patronage from youngsters and college-going audience.
Aap humein bhool jao humein koi gham nahi! Aap humein bhool jao humein koi gham nahi! Jis din humne aapko bhoola diya… Samaj lijiyega iss duniya mein HUM nahi!!
GANGS OF WASSEYPUR:
The niche audiences were dying for its release. And More >
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 20, 2012)
After a lot of speculation and deliberation, Shahid Kapoor will finally work with Prabhu Dheva
After their bonding together at a recently held awards event, it comes as no big surprise that the actor has signed up to do the choreographer-turned-director’s next film, titled Namak. The project is based on the drug trade in Madhya Pradesh and will see the actor in an action avatar.
Our source says, “Prabhu Dheva has been keen that he signs Shahid for the film. He has seen his intense portrayal in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey. He will however give him the mass entertaining image.
Shahid was keen to also see the feedback that he receives as Javed in the 1910 period of his upcoming film Teri Meri Kahaani with Kunal Kohli as that is a character appealing to the masses. To top it all, both Sasha and Prabhu bonded big time at the recently concluded IIFA Awards ceremony making it easier for Shahid to sign the film.”
The source adds, “Prabhu Devaa is one of the most sought after directors and is known for his action films. Shahid has never done hardcore raw action before and it will be interesting to see him in an out and out action drama.” Shahid Kapoor confirmed the news and said, “Yes, I am working with Prabhu Dheva and it is a full on masala film.”
BOMBAY TIMES (June 20, 2012)
1. To capture the true essence of romance, director Kunal Kohli became Shahid and shot an entire love song with Priyanka Chopra. The depiction helped Shahid and Priyanka bring out the perfect expressions.
2. For a drunken scene in the film, Shahid’s reference point was Amitabh Bachchan who has done some memorable scenes in movies like Amar, Akbar Anthony. “Shahid being a teetotaller was in a dilemma to how to portray a drunkard. I told him that Amitabh is teetotaller too, and he could draw inspiration from him,” says Kunal.
3. For the song Jab Se that shows the 60s era, Shahid came up with steps at the spur of the moment, and there was no choreographer. During the 60s the late Shammi Kapoor would choreograph himself and come up steps with impromptu, his body moving graciously with the rhythm of the music. It was a challenge for Shahid to do the same.
4. When the lead pair went to Melbourne Cricket Ground, they were taken to an ongoing football match. The coach came with a couple of balls and taught the actors the rules of Aussie football game; a game that is unique to that country. He taught them to play after which SK, PC spent the next half hour playing on the ground and having great fun.
5. In the scene with the sheep, the unit was asked to get some grass for them as they kept eating Shahid’s fingers.
6. Shahid and Priyanka were constantly challenging each other through the making of TMK. When they were shooting the 1910 bits, they had a More >
Tired of not being able to spend time with her parents, the actress decided to fly them down to Singapore with her
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 13, 2012)
Priyanka Chopra has been rather busy lately. We told you how the actress flew down for her cousin’s graduation ceremony in Switzerland on one day only to fly back home to attend Karan Johar’s 40th birthday bash the next. Between media events, film promotions and recording an international music album, she has hardly had time for herself. And thus, when PeeCee had to fly off to Singapore for an award ceremony recently (IIFA Awards), she made sure that she took this chance to spend some quality time with her family.
Mirror has learnt that the actress flew down her parents to the country and though she was busy preparing for the event, she made sure that her work trip doubled up as a family vacation of sorts.
The actress’ publicist told Mirror, “The first half of the year has been very hectic for Priyanka. First she was busy with promotions of Agneepath. Then she was shooting for Barfi! and Teri Meri Kahaani. She has been travelling to the US often for her music album as well. And now the promotions of Teri Meri Kahaani have started.”
Also, her father’s health has been a matter of concern. “Last year he was hospitalised. Even with her work, Priyanka tries to spend time with him,” added the publicist.
Thus, PeeCee decided to mix work with family. “She took her parents to Singapore. After spending a few days More >
BOMBAY TIMES (June 12, 2012)
Director Kunal Kohli loves shayari. This was evident in 2006’s Fanaa where he got Aamir Khan to recite heartfelt, poignant poetry. In the upcoming Teri Meri Kahaani, he gets the lead pair Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra to do the same.
TMK is set in three eras — 1910, 1960 and 2012. In the first era, Shahid plays Javed Quadri, one of his three characters in the film. Javed’s story is set in pre-Independence Lahore and his verse is integral to his character in the 1910 era. The verse was written by Kohli for his leading man.
Javed’s a village Romeo who uses shayaris to impress girls. He falls in love with Araadhana, PC’s character from that era. She’s the daughter of a freedom fighter and also resorts to verse to reply to Shaks.
However, here’s an interesting twist. Shahid may be the screen shaayar but in real life, it’s Priyanka who is a poet at heart. Insiders reveal that “Shahid has never written poetry but PC writes a lot of poems whenever she has the time. She looks forward to every moment be it joy or sorrow to pen a line.”
Eros International and Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Kahaani releases on June 22.
A low-down of the B-Town stars and their antics at the IIFA happenings in Singapore…
MID-DAY (June 11, 2012)
Posed glory Parineeti Chopra arrived on the green carpet in a tight grey dress which showed her thunder thighs and hovered in front of the cameras. She even made a faux pas in a question, then burst out laughing and then threatened the photographer to delete the quote. She was on the green carpet for a good 10 minutes and refused to leave and kept posing with her legs crossed.
Sridevi’s glass act Sridevi in shorts and a white shirt was spotted rushing into the hotel with a serious face, until she came to a glass door of the lobby entrance. She pushed it in a hurry twice only to realise that the door had to be pulled. Her daughter Khushi was seen giggling at her mum’s mistake and Sri started laughing herself.
Shotgun indeed! Shatrughan Sinha walked into an after-party in a bright orange silk kurta and pyjama. Really Shotgun, is this a place you need to play a politician?
Mika reigns Mika was a big hit in an otherwise lacklustre IIFA Rocks event. Mika danced and sang and then claimed, “You can love me or hate me, but you cannot ignore me,” before walking off the stage. The show started two hours late and the halls were not upto their capacity. Nargis was the showstopper at the Varun Bahl fashion show.
Race but no pace Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani were at their funny best at their film’s event. Sharman bagged an award for racing even without getting into the car More >