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Javed Akhtar talks about his long and warm friendship with Yash Chopra
As told to: Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 22, 2012)
I worked for the first time with Yashji in Deewar and it turned out to be one of the most memorable films that we ever did together. Salim saab and I first met him when he was doing a film with Gulshan Rai and he promised to do a film with us. That was almost 40 years ago, and we did Deewar in 72-73.
However, it was during Trishul when we went to Delhi to write the script with him when we became close friends. That’s when I realized that he was so entertaining.
He was a complete foodie and Salimsaab, him and I shared a lot during that trip. That man had a great sense of humour too.
In fact, he was the one who encouraged me to take up lyric writing. Not many people know that Yashji was the one who actually made me a lyricist with Silsila. He literally pushed me to write my first song ‘dekha ek khwab to yeh silsile huye’.
The news of his demise is shocking not only for me, but everyone in the film industry. He was totally full of life and I guess everyone who has worked with him must be extremely sad today. His film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ is about to release and we are all sure that the film will be a huge success, but he won’t be around to enjoy it.
I have some fond memories of him. We have after all done many successful films like Kala Patthar and Silsila with him. I have also written lyrics for his film ‘Veer Zaara’.
Even when we were not working More >
Prachi Kadam (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 23, 2012)
Perhaps it is his critically acclaimed portrayal of Rauf Lala in Agneepath that seems to have pleased the makers of Yash Raj Films’ next Arjun Kapoor starrer Aurangzeb. According to insiders, Rishi Kapoor is al set to play a negative role in the film that is rumoured to be a fresh take on the 1978 blockbuster Trishul.
An insider told Mirror, “After seeing Rishi in Agneepath, the makers felt that he would be apt for the negative role in Aurangzeb. Arjun will be playing a double role in the film.”
Rishi has reportedly been working on YRF’s other venture –– Yash Chopra’s directorial starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma that will hit the theatres this Diwali. And according to our source, the makers decided to rope him in for yet another production.
YRF next is an adaptation of the 1978 film except that Arjun Kapoor plays both Big B’s and Shashi Kapoor’s role
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 8, 2012)
The latest on Yash Raj Films’ Aurangzeb that goes on floors this month is that it is an adaptation of Yash Chopra’s powerful 1978 film Trishul that starred Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor. The radical difference being up and coming actor Arjun Kapoor has a double role, where he plays both Bachchan’s and brother Shashi Kapoor’s character.
A source close to the film let spill, “It definitely looks like an inspired version of Yashji’s Trishul. Jackie Shroff plays Sanjeev Kumar’s part of a tycoon but in this case, his wife leaves him, taking one of the twins with her. He grows up, bearing resentment toward his father and the business empire, a la Bachchan. The other twin, also portrayed by Arjun Kapoor, looks after the business along with his father, similar to Shashi Kapoor in Trishul. It seems they’ve turned the role of the tycoon’s two sons into a double role.”
However, the mother figure, played by Waheeda Rehman in Trishul, remains central to the dramatic conflict in Aurangzeb. While the actress hasn’t been decided yet, “It would have to be someone as dramatic and volatile as Shabana Azmi but must be able to look 30 as well as 60 since the mother leaves her tycoon-husband with the twin still young in her hand,” the source hinted.
Aurangzeb is set in the Gurgaon business centre near Delhi. “The film will be shot More >
Rajesh Khanna’s leading ladies get nostalgic about their co-star and his ardent fan following
MID-DAY (July 19, 2012)
‘Phir bheega diya Mumtaz ko, aa gaya na bukhar?’ Mumtaz: Those were the best days of my career. Kaka and I enjoyed working with each other. Otherwise a reserved person, he was very free with me. Hum log bahut acche dost ban gaye they and we had good chemistry between us. He was a huge icon and there is no replacement for him. I am glad that recently I met him in Mumbai.
He was not really meeting anyone but I called Dimple and requested her. He was very happy to see me. Dimple complained that he was not eating anything. So I told him that he must fight, as I did as a cancer survivor. To which he replied, ‘Mumtaz you are a very brave girl.’ I asked Kaka to be brave too. He promised he would but he left us.
There are so many fond memories of us working together. We did the maximum number of films together and our fans loved our pair. We used to always get a rain duet and I always got fever after shooting it. He used to joke then, ‘Phir Mumtaz ko bheega diya, ah gaya na bukhar?’ There are many such incidents but at this moment, I am at loss for words.
He often came late on the sets and I used to hate it. But then he would tease me. I am at least happy that I could speak to him and spend sometime before he left us. He will always remain in my heart and in the hearts of millions of fans.
‘Kishoreda’s voice was the closest to Kaka’s’ Leena Chandavarkar: More >
More B-Town filmmakers are setting and shooting their flicks in the country’s capital. BT analyses the trend
Tushar Joshi (BOMBAY TIMES; May 19, 2012)
The Hindi film industry is in Mumbai. Actors and filmmakers live here and have offices in the city. Even the studios are all here. So why are more and more Hindi films now being set and shot in Delhi? The country’s capital is not only the newest destination to shoot films, but script writers are setting their stories in the alleys and nukkads of the city. The Delhi-friendly wave began with Dibakar Banerjee’s Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), about a middle class man from Delhi. The film was a commercial and critical success, and its main attraction was the city. The latest in the line of shot-in-Delhi films is Vicky Donor.
Born in Dilli Credit for bringing Delhi in our films goes to filmmakers and writers from that city, who have made careers in B-Town. Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra (Delhi 6, Rang De Basanti) is a Delhi boy who went on to make films set in the city. Mehra says, “I am a Delhi boy and all my stories are somehow influenced by events from my youth. Rang De Basanti was set in Delhi and so was Delhi 6, which is actually a post code of a certain area in the state. My next, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, is also set in Delhi. Since I belong to that area, I can relate to the stories and tell them to my audience.” Shoojit Sircar (director, Vicky Donor) adds, “I lived in Delhi for 15 years and I’m in love with the city and its culture. More >
Mahesh H (BOMBAY TIMES; April 21, 2012)
Yes, it is true that another film is being made on the life of the late sex siren Silk Smitha. But no, it is not a remake of Ekta Kapoor’s hit The Dirty Picture and will not have Nikitha Thukral in the lead, as has been rumoured.
Producer Munivenkatappa has signed on Pakistani actor Veena Malik to essay the role of Silk Smitha in his film titled Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga. To be directed by Trishul and starring Munivenkatappa’s son Akshay in the lead, the film aims to be a more realistic take on the life of the late actress.
So has he procured the remake rights from Ekta Kapoor? “There is no question of acquiring any rights. When The Dirty Picture was made, the makers claimed that the film was not about Silk Smitha, but we all know it is. Ekta did not get the rights to make a film on Silk from the late actress’s family. So why should I pay her to make a film on Silk, when we can have a better take on the subject. Silk has done films in Kannada. Our intention is to make a better film than The Dirty Picture,” says Munivenkatappa.
The film, he informs, will be high on glamour and the producer claims to have approached actors Nikitha Thukral, Charmme and Pooja Gandhi for the role. “But they refused fearing that the film would be too bold,” he says. That is when Veena was approached . “After reading the script, she said that she was moved by the climax and immediately agreed to do the film,” says Munivenkatappa.
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MUMBAI MIRROR; November 16, 2011
From being an extra in a Shashi Kapoor film, Amitabh Bachchan went on to be the actor’s co-star in films like Deewar, Trishul, Namak Halal and Silsila. Captured by ace lensman Jagdish Aurangabadkar on the sets of Yash Chopra’s 1978 film Trishul, the actors are seen sharing space with the filmmaker in the picture.
After months of media speculation, it’s official now!
Yash Raj Films is pleased to announce its next project. Directed by Kabir Khan and Produced by Aditya Chopra, the romantic-thriller “EK THA TIGER”, stars Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif in the lead roles.
Yash Chopra, speaking about the project, said it was a very happy moment for him. “Everyone knows my association with Salim saab, having worked together on Deewaar, Trishul and Kaala Patthar. It is a very happy moment for me and YRF to have his son Salman with us for the first time. Over the years, Salman has become a very matured and talented actor and both he and the beautiful Katrina have a tremendous connect with their audiences. Combined with Kabir’s edgy directorial skills, we can all look forward to a thrilling film. I really loved the script which is based on a story written by Adi and I am sure that the whole team will do an excellent job on this project.”
Salman Khan was also honoured to be working with YRF for the first time. He said, “In the past Adi and I have met a few times on various projects but somehow, when Kabir and he came to me with this particular story, we all just knew that this was the one. It is a very ambitious project and will be a challenge for all of us, but that’s exactly what makes it such a big draw. Above all this, I’m honoured to be working with Yashji, who has worked so closely with my Dad in the past.””
The story is by Aditya Chopra and the Screenplay & Dialogues have More >
At Anil Kapoor’s birthday bash last Thursday, iconic Bollywood screenwriting duo Salim-Javed spent quality time after many years
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 28, 2010)
Anil Kapoor celebrated his birthday on Thursday night with close friends and family.
It was a grand evening, but what made it a truly memorable night was when two screenwriting legends, Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, buried the hatchet and greeted one another warmly.
Our source said, “Javedsaab was sitting with Anupam Kher and Firoz Khan when Salim Khan entered the party late at night. Salimbhai was disturbed by the turn of events, in which Salman had slapped a fan who was getting too close for comfort.
Once everyone came up after solving the problem, everyone surrounded Salimbhai saying that it is okay. That’s when Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan came face to face. Anil Kapoor, who saw a potentially awkward situation, joined in and started a conversation about the films that they used to do.
The conversation went on for an hour after that; Salimbhai and Javedsaab were seen having an animated conversation. It was a sight to watch the two legends together.”
When contacted Anil Kapoor said, “I couldn’t have asked for a better surprise birthday gift. Two legendary writers sitting and chatting. I am glad that my birthday party was instrumental in getting them together.”
When contacted Javed Akhtar said, “In Bombay, you keep bumping into people. But yes, our meeting was More >
BOMBAY TIMES (December 27, 2010)
The 70’s charmer Shashi Kapoor, who has been hospitalised for a while now, had a surprise visitor. BT spotted Amitabh Bachchan walking into the hospital to meet him. Big B spent half an hour talking to him and lent a patient ear to Shashi. Amitabh and Shashi were a winning team through the 70s–when they did unforgettable films like Deewar, Trishul, Imaan Dharam and Suhaag. Both actors care deeply for each other. Shashi, doctors maintain, is suffering from age related problems and refuse to give details on his condition. However, the yesteryear superstar has had very few visitors from the industry. Amitabh, onlookers say, was pained seeing Shashi in such a condition and when he walked out people saw his eyes moist.