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MUMBAI MIRROR (August 17, 2012)
When you do a film, you cannot predict its fate at the box office. You just try and give it your best shot. That’s what exactly happened with Tezaab. I feel the film became a blockbuster because if its intensity, the chemistry between Munna and Mohini and the Ek Do Teen song. The film was a big milestone of my career. So was the song.
When director N Chandra approached me with the role, I was thrilled. It was altogether a different ballgame for me. I had never done anything like this before. I was playing a pop singer whose family is using her. Mohini’s relationship with her father was rather unusual. It was very unlike me. There was a lot of anguish, a lot of hysteria and over the top scenes. Till then, I had been playing ‘sweet’ girl roles. Tezaab was intense and difficult.
An interesting incident comes to my mind. I was supposed to cry in a scene with Anil Kapoor since people were against our relationship. I tried hard, but couldn’t get it right. Then Anil told me to imagine my sister going away. I did that. And voila! I cried. So technically, in the scene I am not crying for Anil like I am supposed to but for my sister.
However, I never could have imagined that the Ek Do Teen number will become one of my most popular songs. I remember having rehearsed for it for 16 days with Sarojji (Saroj Khan, the choreographer). The shoot went on for almost seven days. On the last day, we shot for the entire day and night. It was quite More >
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; June 28, 2012)Naseeruddin Shah
Swinging between offbeat cinema and hardcore commercial masala fare with absolute ease, actor Naseeruddin Shah’s choices have been rather unpredictable. “That’s the whole idea. I think people should give up trying to figure it out. I have never been able to do it myself and gave it up a long time ago,” laughs Naseer, who will now be seen playing a power-hungry cop in Maximum. As we settle down for a tete-a-tete, the actor talks about his career graph; and also reveals why he resented being called the ‘Amitabh Bachchan of art cinema’!
How would you describe your career graph? A lot of consistent highs, but dips too during many failures, bad decisions and wrong choices, but to be honest I’ve never looked at my life as a career. Instead I treated it as a joyride, so I can do what I please, and that’s what I have done. In the beginning it was by chance that it happened because I didn’t get too many offers that I could refuse and by the second film I was entrenched in art cinema and working with the best filmmakers there. So, I’ve just gone with the flow.
Do you surprise yourself with your own choices? Yes, particularly when they turn out to be bad ones (laughs). So I look back and wonder why I did them, but there are no regrets. See, it’s always the fall of the dice! A Wednesday, Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture were all films that I took chances with and were all a shot in the dark, but they worked, while there More >
After Gaja Gamini, the actors will come together again in Abhishek Choubey’s Dedh Ishqiya where they keep outwitting each other
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 18, 2012)
Naseeruddin Shah and Madhuri Dixit will team up once again, this time around for Abhishek Choubey’s Dedh Ishqiya. We’ve learnt both actors play con artists who are into a game of one-upmanship throughout the film. Said Naseer, “It’s a really funny script. I am very happy to get to work with Madhuri. Whatever work we’ve done together so far has been very sketchy.”
Recalling their past collaborations, Naseer said, “Madhuri and I have worked together in Rajkumar which was not so nice. And then we did (laughs) Gaja Gamini together. Maybe you should ask Madhuri what Gaja Gamini was all about. I still haven’t been able to figure it out. We also did Tridev before these two films although we didn’t have any work together in the film. Madhuri used to play cricket with my son Imaad. He was 3 at the time. And she took a liking to him.”
At present, Naseer is shooting a film called John Day, a vigilante story directed by debutante Solomon. Asked about the film with Mrinal Sen, he said, “I don’t know anything about this project. I will surely work with him if he asks me to. No questions asked.”
Naseeruddin Shah is gearing up for a full-fledged dance number with the Vidya ‘Silk Smitha’ Balan in Dirty Picture
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 27, 2011)
The last time he came close to dancing was in Ishqiya last year. And the only time Naseeruddin Shah really shimmied to none other than Saroj Khan’s moves was 22 years back in the superhit song Tirchi Topiwale from Tridev.
However, according to director Milan Luthria, “It’s ‘Oye Oye’ time for the Shah Of Actors again.”
Shah who plays an aging actor in the film, will have to perform a full-fledged dance number for Luthria’s Dirty Picture.
The project, which already has had Vidya Balan who plays Silk Smitha, feel a little out of her element with the kind of costumes and the required weight gain, has now demanded that Shah do what he has never been comfortable doing.
In fact, the last time Shah really danced in Tridev, the media quoted him saying, “I am not really suitable for the role”.
However, since filmmaker Luthria and producer Ekta Kapoor is adamant on Shah shaking a leg, he being the perfectionist actor he is, has demanded practice sessions for the same before the film goes on the floors.
A source informed us, “Naseer saab is rehearsing for his dance in Dity Picture every day at Milan’s office. He comes for the rehearsal every day at 8.30 am.”
“Naseer saab practices about two hours everyday. His wife Ratna comes along to boost him up a bit. And don’t forget that Vidya is playing Silk More >
After her husband Rajiv Rai’s near fatal encounter with the underworld, Bakhtawar Murad Khan (Sonam) fell off the Bollywood map. Come January she will return home to the city of dreams
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 22, 2010)
The poise, with which she carried off a sexy two-piece as early as 1988 in Yash Chopra’s Vijay, was Bakhtawar Murad Khan, aka Sonam’s trademark.
Even in the song Oye Oye from Tridev (1989), it is evident in her gait. And sure enough, post Tridev, Sonam shot up to fame with several hits with Gulshan Rai and his son Rajiv Rai.
She went on to marry Rajiv Rai in 1991 but then her life took a turn for the worse. She left India soon after her husband was almost killed by the underworld and was never heard of. In fact, while Rajiv Rai was in and out of Mumbai making films in exile everyone wondered where she had disappeared. But it turns out Sonam will return to India in 2011.
A close friend of Sonam’s reveals that her marriage with Rajiv was seriously troubled and that their only son Gaurav had kept the couple together. But now, the buzz is that Sonam wants to renew her career in the entertainment industry. Given her lineage, that shouldn’t be tough.
Sonam’s grandfather was the great character-actor Murad; her uncle is Raza Murad. Faruk Kabir (the director of Allah ke Banday) and Sanober Kabir are her cousins. Confirming her return, Faruk says, “Yes, Sonam is coming to Mumbai in January.”
Shedding light on her life till More >
By Subhash K. Jha, January 8, 2010 – 12:02 IST Vidya Balan who never touches alcohol shot for special risqué number entitled ‘Ibn Batuta‘ in Ishqiya with her co-stars Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi. Says Vidya, “We shot the song last month after the entire shooting was completed. I don’t drink and I had to act sozzled along with Naseer saab and Arshad.”
The track will be used in the opening and credit titles of Ishqiya.
Says Vidya, “Arshad is a fab dancer. And Naseer saab was having a ball dancing to the song Vishal Bhardwaj had composed. I think the last time he danced was for ‘Oye Oye‘ in Tridev. But you can’t tell. He’s so good. Both the guys were having so much fun, and I had to join in pretending to be totally drunk.”
The song came out so well that the director Abhishek Chaubhey was thinking of using it in the narrative. But since it didn’t fit in, ‘Ibn Batuta‘ will now just be part of the credit titles.
That isn’t the only daredevil thing Vidya has done in Ishqiya. This has to qualify as one of the most sensuous things a mainstream Hindi-film heroine is seen doing in any movie.
In what Vidya Balan describes as the most blatant come-hither gesture she has ever seen any actress in Hindi cinema make, in Ishqiya she was required to take Arshad Warsi’s thumb in her mouth and suck on it suggestively.
Each time she did so in the rehearsals, Vidya would burst into uncontrollable giggles. And Arshad would join in. Recalls Vidya, “Fortunately, Arshad is a friend. We’ve More >