Posts tagged Vinod Mehra
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; January 16, 2013)
Remember Soniya Mehra? Daughter of the late yesteryear star Vinod Mehra, she made her debut in the 2007 film Victoria No 203 — a remake of the 1970s hit. The film proved to be a dud and Soniya vamoosed from the big screen. The youngster was later seen in a brief role in Ekk Main Aur Ekk Tu followed by buzz that she was to feature in a film with Abhay Deol but it never took off.
It looks like Soniya is now looking at B- Town anew. She has been cast in Ekta Kapoor’s Ragini MMS 2, directed by Bhushan Patel.
Says a source, “ Though the makers have only announced Sunny Leone’s name in the cast so far, Soniya too features in a pivotal role. The cast has been told to keep mum about the details of the project.” Soniya was barely two years old when her father passed away and she was brought up by her mother Kiran’s family in Kenya. After completing her education in London, she moved to Mumbai keen to follow her father’s footsteps.
As reported ‘Lost and found’ ( Hitlist, January 12), Ekta’s former pal Anita Hassanandani apart from TV actor Karan Mehra and newbie Sahil Prem also feature in the film.
MUMBAI MIRROR (April 26, 2012)
Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra, Rekha, Prem Nath, Reena Roy (Whew!), Neetu Singh, Bindiya Goswami, Sarika, Yogita Bali Aruna Irani, the list of actors in Rajkumar Kohli’s 1979 version of Jaani Dushman was unending. And thus, the silver jubilee celebration of the blockbuster was a star-studded affair. Captured by ace lensman Jagdish Aurangabadkar, this picture taken at the party is a proof of that fact.
Posing for the memorable picture is Nargis who had come to cheer her husband Sunil Dutt. Completing the happy family is Sanjay Dutt standing next to his father. Leading ladies Sarika and Reena Roy come next. Reena is seen sharing a joke with her co-star Nishi Kohli. Behind Nishi is a very young Amrish Puri. Next to Amrish is Prem Nath and the young Bindiya Goswami. Sitting in front with Jaani Dushman Silver Jubilee trophies are Rupesh Kumar and director Rajkumar Kohli.
Unlike Kohli’s 2002 multistarrer project with the same name, this one dealt not with icchadharari naagin but men who would turn into devils whenever they saw red. However, it did reflect Kohli’s obsession with the unknown. As a director, Kohli seemed to be more inclined towards subjects that were surreal, like the tale of the woman who turned into a snake in Nagin.
Though his subjects weren’t too real, the success Kohli tasted was. And thus many of his projects went on to become blockbusters. Jaani Dushman being one of More >
MUMBAI MIRROR; April 13, 2011
Sachin Bhowmick, the romantic fairy-tale writer, might have passed away but his fascinating stories will forever remain with us. With films like Anuradha, Love in Tokyo and An Evening in Paris, not only did he create some legendary love stories of that era but also lured the young generation of today.
His famous screenplays in Krrish, Koi… Mil Gaya and Taal touched our hearts.
Here, in this picture clicked by Shyam Aurangabadkar at a party in Mumbai in the mid-1980s, Sachin Bhowmick (fourth from right, in specs) can be seen standing peacefully next to Deven Verma who starred in quite a few films with Bhowmick’s screenplay. Sober with his body language, Sachin seems too shy to be clicked.
A passionate film writer, Sachin was not even close to being filmi in real life. In this picture, (from left) film director Sagar Sarhadi, thespian Sanjeev Kumar, filmmaker Ravi Tandon, actor Vinod Mehra, Sachin Bhowmick, actor Deven Verma, A K Hangal and Iftekhar are looking happy with the world. From this group, Sanjeev Kumar, Vinod Mehra and Iftekhar have passed away.
TWO THRILLERS RELEASING TOMORROW!
Following the debacle of last week’s Toh Baat Pakki and Click, all eyes now are on tomorrow’s two big releases, Karthik Calling Karthik (KCK) and Teen Patti (TP). After these films, there would be no biggie releasing till April end as it is (wrongly) assumed that people don’t go to theatres when IPL is going on!
My take on these two films:
KARTHIK CALLING KARTHIK: The promos of this Farhan Akhtar-Deepika Padukone starrer has clicked with the youngsters. Also, the title of the film and that the protagonist in the film getting a call from himself has made everyone curious. “How can that happen?” they are asking themselves and will be surely catching the flick to get the answer! However, such kind of a psychological thriller might not be accepted by all, especially the masses. Till now very few films in this genre has succeeded (classic example-Bhool Bhulaiyaa). Hence, the commercial prospects for KCK shall be bright only if it gets a great response. It would surely get a better opening than Teen Patti, the other release.
TEEN PATTI: TP gives us a chance to see two ‘living legends’ together-Amitabh Bachchan and Sir Ben Kingsley! The plot seems similar to the Hollywood film 21 but the film has managed to make its presence felt. It also stars Madhavan and it marks the debut of Shakti Kapoor’s daughter Shraddha along with three other newcomers. If one goes by the promos, then the film seems to be a thrilling heluva ride. More >
Believe it or not, the Vinod Mehra, Jaya Bachchan, Amrish Puri starrer Aahat – Ek Ajib Kahani, directed by Kishore Rege, will release this year, 36 years after it was completed in 1974.
Salim Jafer, who is distributing the film in India, confirmed and said, “We are releasing Aahat- Ek Ajib Kahani on February 26.”
// // // While Vinod Mehra and Amrish Puri are no more, Jaya Bachchan has been informed about the release of the film. Salim said, “We have informed Jayaji that we are releasing Aahat this month.
She told us, ‘Bahut achhi baat hai ki aap is film ko release kar rahe ho.’”
When asked about what led to the extremely long delay in releasing the film, Salim said, “We had some problems which I don’t want to talk about. Then the producer of the film, Franklin Fernandes, passed away. Uske baad picture cans mein padi thi. Now, SP Seth has decided to produce it. We are very proud of the fact that we are releasing a film, which has two good actors who have, unfortunately, passed away.”
Talking about the film, producer SP Seth said, “Jayaji plays a blind girl and Vinodji plays a cameraman. No prizes for guessing that Amrishji plays a menacing villain.”
Will you watch Aahat? • AASHNA ARORA (22): I won’t watch it. It’s not a big film. Right now, I am looking forward to seeing Rann and More >