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Sonakshi Sinha, the new face of a clothes brand, talks about fashion and her style mantra
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; March 26, 2011) Sonakshi Sinha has a distinct sense of style and that probably worked in her favour when Provogue was shopping for a brand ambassador. The Dabangg girl has also walked the ramp for many designers, who love showing off their creations on her.
Now in her capacity as the face of Provogue, she shares her fashion fundas with BT readers, “You should always have a signature style. My signature is being casual, funky and chic. I’m more of a street fashion person than being high fashion. I’d rather wear something cool and comfortable than something that’s fashionable but not something I can carry off. Unlike other actresses who spend a fortune on clothes and accessories, Sonakshi isn’t a shopaholic. “I barely shop. Sometimes I do have to, but I don’t go overboard. I believe in quality over quantity. I splurge on clothes more than on bags, shoes or accessories,” she says.
MY FASHION TIPS ->Comfort is most important. If you are uncomfortable wearing something, you won’t look good. ->Don’t follow trends. Have your own unique style. ->Analyse your body type and only wear what suits you. ->Don’t be a brand freak. Buy things that appeal to you, it could be from a mall or from a street stall. ->Mix and match things. Be original.
MUMBAI MIRROR; January 14, 2011
Anushka Sharma who is riding high on the success of Band Baaja Baaraat is not a material girl.
The young lass is strongly against endorsing expensive bags. Anushka says, “I don’t think actresses should flaunt their branded bags. It sets a wrong trend and misleads young girls who cannot afford them.
They get influenced and thus pressurise their parents to let them work in a call centre, so that they can earn enough money to afford such bags.”
The actress makes a candid confession, “In fact I bought my first branded bag recently while shooting for Patiala House in London. I went to a high end shop and fell in love with this expensive bag.
It took me three days to decide whether to buy it or not. I even harrowed my mom and called her many times in those three days to ask whether I should spend so much on a bag or not.”
By Vishwas Kulkarni (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 31, 2010)
// // // He is currently the toast of Marathi cinema for his critically-acclaimed role in Natrang, a smash Marathi indie about the trials and tribulations of a tamasha nachya.
An impoverished day labourer, who doubles up as an amateur wrestler, transforms from being the village pehelwan to a nachya, the stock effeminate comedian in a tamasha troupe.
The film chronicles the artiste’s anguished journey from prejudice to popular acclaim. The success of Natrang has suddenly created a buzz around the world of Marathi cinema. Competing with biggies such as Avatar and 3 Idiots, both monstrous blockbusters, Natrang has become a case study for a successful Marathi flick.
From one screening a day on Day One to two screenings a day on Day Two, to three screenings a day on Day Three at Eros, the film has reached a far wider audience than anticipated; in fact after almost a month’s run it is even coming out with subtitled prints. And its lead actor Atul Kulkarni has been happy to host trails for the latest feather in his cap.
Excerpts from an interview:
How did you accept this role?
I have a simple rule. I usually respond to the script. When I initially received the bound screenplay (an entire entourage starring Nikhil Sane from Zee Talkies, director Ravi Jadhav, the producer, the cinematographer, landed up at my house to convince me, something I found very touching). But I still had to get into the idea. On reading the More >
GET READY FOR A HEAVILY CROWDED WEEKEND! Last year, many well-made films failed at the BO since they released simultaneously with another biggie which ate into its collections. This year, too, the trend is going to be followed. And no one can do away with it since there are only 52 weeks in a year and 150 films on an average hit the screens annually! So the first clash of the titans in 2010 is between two exciting Hindi films and one regional film. Co-incidentally, all three are my most awaited films! An analysis on these flicks:
RANN: The film has been in the news since last 10 months esp after the film composed an alteration of the national anthem and made it public. Based on the media and its sensationalism, this RGV-directed film is expected to be a shocker. The casting is excellent (Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Paresh Rawal, Rajat Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav, Gul Panag) too. However, it is on the publicity front that the film has failed. The promotion hasn’t been upto the mark and there is not a huge curiosity and hype surrounding it. A favourable response should only help is sail safely.
ISHQIYA: The film is been discussed ever since its superb promo was out with Kaminey last August. Then what added to its hype is that it is produced by Vishal Bharadwaj and that it presents talented actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan in never before seen avatar! For Arshad, this is a hit that he badly needs. Vidya is expected to have given a More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 19, 2010 – 16:51 IST
What could be the worst that could happen to a film up for release? Horror of horrors, it finds itself on the Internet. Following an unfortunate trend where films find their way into the cyberspace before the release, Sudhir Mishra’s Tera Kya Hoga Johnny has been uploaded on the video sharing site YouTube by unknown miscreants. And all this when the film – which was in the cans for almost 2 years – was slated for an early 2010 release.
The film stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Soha Ali Khan, Kay Kay Menon and Shahana Goswami and street child Sikandar playing himself. The filmmakers had also recently announced plans of dubbing the film in English for the international audience.
When contacted Sudhir Mishra, who’s directed iconic films like Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi and Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi, was unavailable for comment.
It is a malaise that indeed needs pondering… who puts these films out? The industry needs to watch out or indeed, Tera Kya Hoga?
PLAYING TOUGH: Salman Khan in a still from the film
The Bollywood hunk’s new film is on the lines of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart and Brad Pitt’s Troy
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (BOMBAY TIMES; January 16, 2010)
Salman Khan won’t have to make much of an effort to take his film Veer, an Eros International Media Ltd presentation and Vijay Galani Moviez production, to international audiences. “The grandeur, budget, sets, its action, writing, the acting, cinematography, and score put it on par with Hollywood films like Gladiator, Troy and Braveheart,” said a trade analyst. Coincidentally, Mel Gibson wrote Braveheart while Salman penned Veer himself !
“Salman is the ideal star to play a warrior; his gravelly voice and impressive physique combine to give him a huge presence. He is larger than life and adds charisma to a vengeance-driven heroic character,” said Galani. Director Anil Sharma without the use of computer effects has given Veer the feel of a classic epic project. “It was shot extensively in Rajasthan where action sequences involving thousands of fighters, horses, hundreds of elephants and camels, including huge sequences such as a train robbery and a full-fledged war were shot. Shootings also took place across the United Kingdom using chariots, vintage costumes, horse carts and items peculiar to the late 19th century. In fact, it’s the first Bollywood film that has been shot in Buckingham Palace,” said a source from the film unit.
Salman took almost 20 years to write this More >
By Joginder Tuteja, January 13, 2010 – 16:14 IST
After nominations for SCREEN awards were announced Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra was seen blasting SCREEN for largely ignoring Delhi 6 from the nominations that have been announced, it is Madhur Bhandarkar’s turn. Reason? His Jail has been truly and completely ignored. While it can be argued that nominations were based on popularity quotient of the films and the artists involved, Bhandarkar is holding a grudge.
While Jail hasn’t fetched him any nominations, Madhur is even more shocked with the exclusion of Neil Nitin Mukesh from the list created for ‘Best Actor’. The ones who have made the cut are Aamir Khan (3 Idiots), Amitabh Bachchan (Paa), Ranbir Kapoor (2 nominations for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year), Saif Ali Khan (Love Aaj Kal) and Shahid Kapur (Kaminey).
Says a source close to Bhandarkar, “He is just not able to digest that Neil’s performance in Jail has been ignored. Ok, so the film didn’t do too well at the box office but at the end of the day it wins critical acclaim. It’s really surprising and only leads one to look at the nominations list more carefully.”
It could well be a trend in the making for Madhur Bhandarkar as far as SCREEN nominations are concerned. Last year too when nominations were announced for the ‘Best of the Best in 2008′, Fashion wasn’t nominated for Best Film, Best Music or Best Director. However, Priyanka Chopra and Kangna did see nominations coming their way while More >
Fainting spells seem contagious in the industry. Priyanka Chopra started the trend, and now Asin follows suit. It’s worrying though, that the compulsion to maintain an hourglass figure is affecting the health of the actresses. They lose weight at an alarming rate and resort to unhealthy dietary plans. It’s bound to catch up, sometimes even in public.
On Saturday (October 24), just two days before her 24th birthday, Asin collapsed at a club in Andheri where she was doing a series of non-stop television interviews for her latest film.
In the middle of the conversations, Asin simply passed out and had to be revived by her staff and friends who rushed forward with instant energy-boosters.
Resting at her home on her birthday on Monday, Asin laughed, “I’ve become quite a hazard zone, haven’t I? Going by the number of mishaps, I qualify as the desi Calamity Jane. Actually, I hadn’t slept at all that day or the night before. I had been doing back-to-back interviews for London Dreams for the last one week with just 3-4 hours of sleep. On that day, there was no sleep or food at all. Anyway, I’m making up for the exhausting week with the most peaceful and happy birthday of my life.”
Asin brought in her birthday with a quiet dinner on Sunday night with her close friends. She said, “I had eight of my closest friends overMore >