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A new division of YRF films shot a major portion of their next Girls Just Wanna Have Fun around the YRF canteen
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 11, 2010)
In a historical move of sorts, Yash Raj Films has chosen not to shoot at lavish outdoor locations in one of their forthcoming projects.
And that’s not all. For shooting a major section of one of their forthcoming projects, they chose not to step out of the YRF premises at all; they built the sets at the YRF canteen!
Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Yash Raj’s new division of youth movies called Y Films has finished shooting its first project Girls Just Wanna Have Fun… at the YRF canteen. The makers of the film created a set that resembled a college and shot most of the film right there.
Shraddha Kapoor and five other newcomers star in the film.
A source from the unit reveals, “The movie is about college life and relationships. A college set was put up in the cafeteria and around 35 days of the film were shot in the cafeteria. The shoot was wrapped up within two months.”
Without divulging any information on the sets, the official spokesperson for Yash Raj said, “The film being produced by our youth films division, is still untitled and yes, Shraddha Kapoor is playing a significant role in it.”
Films starring Tom Cruise and Dev Patel are commencing production in the exotic state of Rajasthan starting October
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 21, 2010)
After Danny Boyle directing Slumdog Millionaire, Julia Roberts shooting in Delhi for Eat Pray Love, and Ang Lee scouting location and talent for the Booker-winning Life Of Pi, India is continuing to woo top Hollywood A-listers.
Two more Hollywood films–Tom Cruise’s much-awaited Mission Impossible 4 and Fox Searchlight’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring Dev Patel– are both commencing production in Rajasthan come October.
A highly placed source informs, “Tom Cruise’s film is going on floors on October 10 in Udaipur. After finishing the two-month-long schedule in Udaipur, the crew will move to Jaipur for another month-long shoot.” Another source reveals, “They have booked rooms in Shiv Vilas, a five-star hotel in Jaipur.” The hotel authorities confirmed, “Yes, we got an inquiry from Tom Cruise’s Hollywood production film for bookings in November and December, but they haven’t confirmed yet.”
The source adds, “A Delhi-based production company, I Top, has been hired to do line production for the Tom Cruise film.”
Meanwhile, Fox Searchlight starts The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Dev Patel in Udaipur. The film, which is based on Deborah Moggach’s book, These Foolish Things, tentatively stars Julie Christie, Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson. The film is going on floors in October More >
Sonakshi Sinha has broken up with boyfriend Aditya Shroff and is trying hard to not be affected professionally
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 29, 2010)
Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter Sonakshi Sinha, who will be seen romancing Salman Khan in Dabangg, may be happy professionally but her personal life has come to a grinding halt. The actress called it quits with her boyfriend Aditya Shroff (the Head of Programming and the advertising division of Fame multiplexes) two months ago.
A source reveals, “Sonakshi and Aditya were dating each other for over two years. They parted ways two months ago. The couple had a major fight over some internal problem.Sonakshi Sinha
Aditya’s behaviour really angered Sonakshi and she decided to part ways with him.
Moreover, the actress didn’t want her personal life to affect her work. So she ensured the relationship ended on a good note.”
Apparently, both Sonakshi’s and Aditya’s families were aware of their relationship, but Sonakshi’s father Shatrughan Sinha never openly acknowledged their relationship.
The couple spent a lot of time with each other despite that and hence have a lot of common friends. Although they have parted ways, they still maintain their friendship and are in touch on and off.Aditya Shroff
The source adds, “Recently, Aditya was seen at many Dabangg-related events but Sonakshi has now asked him not to be a part of any in future.
She does not want the media to see them More >
By Taran Adarsh, July 27, 2010 – 08:24 IST
Is Vishal Bhardwaj planning a sequel to the much-acclaimed ISHQIYA? At least that’s what a section of the media would like us to believe. But the news is mere speculation. “No, there are no plans to make a sequel. I read about it in the newspapers and was quite amused. The fact is, there’s no truth to it. In fact, the thought of making a sequel hasn’t even crossed my mind,” ISHQIYA director Abhishek Chaubey clarifies.
So what is the talented director making next? “I have commenced writing my next script. This one’s set in North India. The screenplay will take another two months to complete and only then will we take it further,” Abhishek divulges. Is his mentor Vishal Bhardwaj producing the film? “Yes, he is. I will narrate the screenplay to Vishal-ji once I am done,” he adds.
READY FOR THE GAME! Siddharth in Striker
Don’t just expect a good film, but a brilliant one, says Siddharth about his debut as a solo hero in Striker
DEEPALI DHINGRA Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 31, 2010)
Consider this. Telugu star Siddharth plays the role of Karan R Singhania in one of 2006’s biggest hits Rang De Basanti and manages to shine despite the presence of stalwart Aamir Khan. And even though he’s flooded with offers from Bollywood after that, the actor finally says yes to his debut as a solo hero in Hindi films in 2010, four years after RDB. This definitely speaks volumes about Indian Film’s Striker, where Siddharth portrays the role of a carrom player, Surya, who grows up on the fringes of crime in Mumbai in the mid 80s but does not succumb to it. For Siddharth, this role was everything he could have asked for, for his entry as a solo hero in Hindi films.
“I’ve done only nine films in nine years, so that itself shows how choosy I am. I’ve invested a lot in Striker and I would like to tell my fans to come for this film with not just high but very high expectations,” says a confident Siddharth. To play the role of a carrom player convincingly, he had to interact with actual carrom players and learn their body language. “I had to undergo carrom training for two months. Also, since the character stays in Malwani in Mumbai, I went to live there for a few weeks,” he adds.
Considering sports films in India are mainly about cricket, how does he think a More >
Bharati Dubey| TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; January 26, 2010)
Mumbai: Sporting ties between India and Pakistan may have been weakened because of the IPL auction, in which each Pakistan player up for bids was rejected, but our neighbours continue to import Indian cinema to run the film business in Pakistan. There were apprehensions that Salman Khan-starrer Veer would not find takers after the Pakistan government threatened to break bilateral ties with India . However, the film has got a good initial at the box office and Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots, even after two months, is being shown in three screens of one cineplex. The average earning from Indian movies is about Rs 2 crore a film.
Satish Anand, a distributor from Pakistan, said, Veer had an outstanding initial. The deal for My Name is Khan is already sealed. There is no interference from the government on the release of imported films. But the cricket controversy has hurt sentiments and affected goodwill in Pakistan. According to him, Bollywood films continue to have uninterrupted screenings. One reason for the demand for Indian films in Pakistan is the lack of good local cinema . Most distributors and exhibitors are happy because Indian films are keeping them in business. I dont see the situation changing soon; that too in the absence of good local films. Indian films have been playing in Pakistan households for the past two decades. The only change has been their recent introduction on the national cinema circuit, said MD of More >
Raghubir Yadav, aka Mungerilal, is wanted for constantly remaining absent in court. Cops haven’t been able to nab him, though he was shooting till a month agoBy Vinay Dalvi (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 29, 2009)
While actor Raghubir Yadav may be a known face in every household, thanks to the popular TV serials Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne and Chacha Chaudhary, for the police he remains untraceable for the past two months. This, despite him having been involved in shooting of a film right up to last month.Meanwhile, Yadav’s estranged wife Purnima says he has been shooting for Aamir Khan Productions’ Peepli Live and will be attending the Sundance Film Festival in US soon
Yadav is wanted by the police after a warrant was issued against him for constantly remaining absent in court.
On the lookout for Yadav, the Aarey police visited the address mentioned by the family court in Bandra. But not finding him there, they submitted a report to the court stating that they have failed to locate him.
On September 19, the family court which is hearing a case against Yadav filed by his estranged wife Purnima, had issued an arrest warrant against Yadav. The court had earlier issued summons to Yadav for failing to appear in court for some time.
“We went to the given address of Roshini Archreja, who worked with Yadav in TV serials, and whose residence Yadav was said to live at. But she denied he ever lived there,” said Inspector Ashok Duliye of Aarey Police Station. “On More >
By Subhash K Jha (MID-DAY; August 21, 2009)
In case you and the rest of the industry were wondering where Farhan Akhtar is, we’ll tell you. It appears that Farhan has for the last two months insulated himself against the outside world to write the screenplay for the sequel to Don.
A worthy successor Says a source, “Farhan is in competition with his own father. Trying to equal, let alone better what Javed Akhtar wrote in the first Don, is not an easy task. He has to get the writing right to make the sequel a worthy successor to the remake of the original Don.”
Locked away Though Farhan is unavailable for comment for the first time (not even his wife and children are allowed to disturb his creative endeavour), Farhan’s business partner Ritesh Sidhwani confirms that Farhan is completely locked away from humanity. “He wanted to write a sequel that goes beyond the first film. And I think he has cracked it. The script for Don 2 rocks.”
While the core cast – Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and Arjun Rampal - remains unchanged, a large part of the crew including the Director of Photography and the production designer, will change. Don 2 begins shooting in Germany from the summer of 2010.
While Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor may have had sizzling chemistry off screen a while ago, she shied away from kissing him on screen for Kaminey. Apparently, Priyanka is not a fan of PDA (Public Display of Affection), on and off screen. She refused to lock lips with Shahid in a scene that leads to love making, which eventually leads to her getting knocked up. Now if you won’t kiss, it’s kind of hard to reach the final result, right? But it still took Vishal Bharadwaj two months to convince her to do the scene.
The intimate scene was first shot in Lonavala, but Vishal felt that the result wasn’t very convincing. So, he suggested that they kiss — an idea that did not appeal to Priyanka.
It can’t be that she was repulsed by her co-star, so why did she protest? Our source revealed, “Priyanka said that she was not told about the scene in advance. She categorically told Vishal that she was uncomfortable doing the kissing scene. Vishal did not press the issue and shot the scene without the kiss.”
Vishal was not satisfied, so after a few days, he called the couple to check out the scene. But Shahid was not free to reshoot because he was busy with Ken Ghosh’s Yahoo by then.
“Later, when Priyanka and Shahid saw the scene together with Vishal, Priyanka realised that something was amiss. She understood Vishal’s perspective More >