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We ask Sonam Kapoor who seems to be extraordinarily focussed on her new slate of films that could finally earn her the elusive actor stripes
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 21, 2013)
Sonam Kapoor is growing up. And the signs are all there – she is learning from her mistakes and is admitting to them. The actress, who had started off with Saawariya, has had better luck with her brand endorsements and fashion appearances than at the box office. Though she does not mind the fashionista tag which is taking her places (read Cannes, Paris), the 27-year-old claims she is serious about getting it right with her new slate of films, starting with Raanjhanaa.
“Even before Thank You, and Players hit the theatres, I realised my life was not going the way I wanted,” she says, looking mint-fresh in a blue and white denim-jacket combo. We forget it’s barely been hours after she returned from Cannes to shoot for her next with Ayushmann Khurrana. “I was working on big projects, but I wasn’t comfortable. I realised I had not earned my right to be there. I needed to be a better actor. Was I being hard on myself? Maybe, but that’s the truth,” she says with surprising candour. Apparently, that is when Sonam decided to swap big-ticket projects for scripts and directors. “There was no point no point trying to be something that I was not. I needed to switch off. I needed a break,” she says.
After Players bit the dust, Sonam decided hang her boots, temporarily. Till both Anil Kapoor and Aditya More >
The filmmaker who had initially expressed his doubts about Abhishek’s bankability in Hera Pheri 4, has been thrown out of the project altogether
Sonal Chawla (BOMBAY TIMES; June 6, 2012)
He was the king of slapstick comedy. With films like No Entry, Welcome and Singh Is Kinng to his name, Anees Bazmee was the undisputed ruler of the box office when it came to humour. However, after two failed ventures (Thank You and No Problem) and a wrong decision (one that seemed right at the moment) the director seems to have hit a rough patch. Mirror has learnt that the sequel to Hera Pheri that was supposed to be directed by Bazmee has changed hands. Neeraj Vora, who directed Hera Pheri 2 (titled Phir Hera Pheri), will take over the latest project of the successful franchise.
Confirming the news, Bazmee told Mirror, “I am not directing Hera Pheri 4.” When we asked him the reason, he simply told us, “The star cast has changed. Akshay and all are not there.”
However, initially Bazmee was rather excited about directing Hera Pheri 4 and had even completed the script. The film had been announced with Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh in the lead roles replacing Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty. Nana Patekar was supposed to take over from Paresh Rawal.
But later after Players released and tanked, Bazmee was no longer confident about directing his film with Abhishek’s bankability and the film was put in the freezer. “But now, the intitial response to Junior B in Rohit Shetty’s Bol More >
Thursday 5th May 2010 09.30 IST
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Yamla Pagla Deewana is only film to cross 30 crore net in first week this year. Thank You is second best. There have been 12 major releases so far and the opening week figures are as follows. All figures are for Fri-Thursday period.
Yamla Pagla Deewana - 34.65 crore
Thank You - 28.92 crore
Patiala House - 24.41 crore
Dum Maaro Dum - 22.02 crore
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji - 21.01 crore
No One Killed Jessica – 19.46 crore
Tanu Weds Manu – 18.78 crore
F.A.L.T.U. - 16.34 crore
Saat Khoon Maaf – 14.73 crore
Dhobi Ghat - 12.44 crore
Yeh Saali Zindagi - 7.47 crore
Game - 6.59 crore
Promising to be the same always, Salman says he doesn’t believe in labelling his successKunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 04, 2011)
Post two consecutive money rakers Wanted and Dabangg, one would expect Salman Khan to now start having those starry airs. Looks like, he couldn’t be bothered less. While people may think that whom they see is a new, more focused, serious Salman, the star himself feels, “Stardom and all is bakwaas. I am and always will be the same. The only thing that has probably changed in me is that I have learnt to say ‘No’.”
Salman, who always stood by his friends, has now realised that even friends deserve to be told ‘No’ when required. “Gone are the days when I used to make a film and say ‘chalta hai, sets pe dekh lenge, kuch bana denge’ to friends who did not have a script. Give me a good script and I will do it,” explains the actor.
However, the star sure has learnt to say a ‘yes’ to media. Salman, who never promoted his own films, did so for Wanted. And for his forthcoming film Ready, he has even designed the promotional events.
The actor who brought a graffiti covered bus to an event of the film recently, still chose to deny his new media savvy avatar, “I am bakofying, and you are chapoying. It’s the release of my film. I am doing my job and you are doing yours. Solves the purpose for both of us.”
With a lot of expectations pinned on Ready after the success of his last two films, the media promotion is understandable. “I More >
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 Taran Adarsh, April 29, 2011 – 13:43 IST
DUM MAARO DUM collected approx. Rs 22.8 cr to Rs 23.8 cr nett in Week 1. The film permormed very well at multiplexes of Mysore, Nizam and Bengal circuits, but elsewhere, the response at plexes ranged from average to below average. Single screens, however, remained dull
DUM MAARO DUM was below the mark in week one with around 22.50 crore nett. The 8th day has seen a huge fall with collections 80-85% lower than first day. The film is looking at 30 crore nett lifetime business.
THANK YOU grossed around total 3.50 crore nett in week three taking its three week total to 43.25 crore nett. BELOW AVERAGE
BOX OFFICE INDIA.COM
Anees Bazmee has decided not to work on multiple projects simultaneously, citing the Anna Hazare wave and IPL as reasons for Thank You ’s failure
Noyon Jyoti Parasara (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 30, 2011)
From being the highest paid director in Bollywood to giving three successive flops at the box office, Anees Bazmee says he has learnt his lesson well.
Talking about the slump in his career the director says, “I have always made one film at a time, be it Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha or No Entry.
After making my last couple of movies I have realised that I am not capable of making more than one film at a time.
I salute people who make multiple films simultaneously. I understood it’s not my cup of tea.” Adding to that he says, “I have now decided that I will make one film at a time and will write my films.”Anees Bazmee
He also admits that most actors agree to work with him because of his background as a writer. “My actors have always told me that they trust me because I am a writer and that I should not get in co-writers.
But since, some time ago, I was working on multiple projects it was not possible. Now I will write one film at a time and move on to make it. I am writing No Entry sequel myself,” he informs.
In the meantime, he agrees his film No Problem had issues. “I admit No Problem was not a good film. However, I won’t agree that Thank You was bad.
The problem with the film was its release date. It started on the same day as IPL and then Anna Hazare More >
Bobby Deol on the see-saw called stardom
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; April 26, 2011)
Life is coming up roses for Bobby Deol post Yamla Pagla Deewana and Thank You, but ill health has put a spoke in his celebrations. The actor was in a mellow mood just before he flew to Russia for a month-long schedule of Abbas Mustan’s Players. Excerpts…
Your career is going good, so why the low profile? Funny you should ask this. I was very happy with the success of Yamla Pagla Deewana and wanted to keep the celebrations going. But I’ve been facing some health issues or the other. So I’m happy, yet not able to celebrate. My dad (Dharmendra) always told us that health is true wealth and we should care for it above all else. I’m more careful now.
Despite bad health, you’ve packed in two releases in four months… Yeah, YPD came in January and the whole month went by with promotions and then celebrations. I also had a birthday (January 27) break. Then Thank You promotions began. Since I wasn’t well, my stamina was low. But success is a good thing. My spirits are high.
Your sons are said to be missing you like crazy? I’ve hardly been home from the start of 2011. Both my sons Aryaman and Dharam are missing me like crazy and vice versa.. When they heard I’m going off for a month to Russia, they were upset. Both of them take turns sleeping with me whenever I am home, because they want to be close to me.
Is success in this second round of your career More >
- By Taran Adarsh, April 25, 2011 – 13:07 IST
DUM MAARO DUM collected approx. Rs 16.5 cr in its opening weekend. The business was clearly divided – it was excellent in plexes of Mysore and Nizam circuits, but plexes in several territories ranged from average to below average. Business at single screens remained low all through the weekend, despite the holidays. Breakup:- Thu [previews] 80 lacs, Fri 5.4 cr, Sat 4.7 cr, Sun 5.6 cr.
All numbers include paid previews.
Mumbai – 6.50 crore
Delhi/UP – 3.13 crore
East Punjab – 1.17 crore
West Bengal – 86 lakhs
Bihar – 20 lakhs
CP Berar – 51 lakhs
CI – 40 lakh
Rajasthan – 49 lakhs
Nizam – 1.15 crore
Mysore – 1.21 crore
Others – 52 lakhs
TOTAL – 16.14 croreMysore Equals East Punjab for Dum Maaro Dum
Dum Maaro Dum has grossed more in Mysore than East Punjab which has never happened before for a major film. In East Punjab it collected 1.17 crore nett including paid previews while Mysore was 1.21 crore nett including paid previews.
This is because the collections are very good in Mysore but very bad in East Punjab. The East Punjab and Mysore weekend numbers for major films released this year are as follows.
No One Killed Jessica
East Punjab – 1.20 crore
Mysore – 88 lakhs
Yamla Pagla Deewana
East Punjab – 3.53 crore
Mysore – 49 lakhs
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji
East Punjab – 1.33 crore
Mysore – 62 lakhs
East Punjab – 1.83 More >
Lyrics of Bollywood chartbusters are funky, contemporary and even raunchy these days. BT finds out why
Tanvi Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; April 21, 2011) Funky, with-it and contemporary words seem to have overtaken poetry in Bollywood chartbusters of late. Sample some lyrics of today’s floorburners — Aaj mere liye chair kheech raha hai, kal meri skirt kheechega, Potty pe baithe nanga (Dum maaro Dum), Aali re saali re mooh khole toh gali re (No one killed Jessica), Kar do charso bisi – Razia phas gayi gundo main (Thank You), Char baj gaye lekin party ab bhi baki hai (F.A.L.T.U.), Pigeon Kabootar (3 They Bhai), Karma is a bitch (Shor In The City) — and you’ll find sizzle and high octane, even sensual lyrics, but no high poetry.
Are lyricists comfortable with songs that are so blase and in your face? Popular lyricist Prasoon Joshi says, “Some songs are made just to create hype for a film before its theatrical release. A large number of songwriters are convinced that Generation Z likes to hear lyrics that have shock value. People need to understand that creativity and popular taste don’t match.” Musician Sonu Nigam says, “I was asked to sing for AR Rahman in Robot. The lyrics were atrocious and I had to refuse it. Today some production houses dictate terms to composers and feel creating ‘cool’ lyrics is more important than ‘meaningful’ lyrics. Music should be written for the sake of music.” Even singer Sunidhi Chauhan confesses that she “rejects” More >