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Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 30, 2013)
Filmmaker Mohit Suri (of Woh Lamhe and Murder 2 fame) finally tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, actress Udita Goswami at Juhu’s ISKCON temple on Tuesday.
The duo fell in love at the launch party of the film Zeher in Goa way back in 2005 and has survived many break-ups.
While Udita’s parents came from Nepal to attend the wedding, Mohit’s uncles Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt , sister Smiley Suri and cousins Vishesh Bhatt, Emran Hashmi were also there to bless the couple.
The guest list included Dia Mirza, Jacqueline Fernandez, Tanushree Dutta, Kangna Ranaut, Ken Ghosh, Shaad Randhawa, Suneel Darshan, Ramesh Taurani, Tanuj Garg, Rohit Roy, Anurag Basu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kunal Deshmukh and Vishal Mahadkar among others.
It was a traditional Indian wedding with the blushing bride dressed in a red lehenga and the groom looking dapper in a white kurta-pyjama with a black jacket. However, Mohit was heard complaining about the ‘uncomfortable’ pink turban and wished the grooms were saved from such ‘tortures’, but all in good humour. The platter was an elaborate but vegetarian one. After the rituals, the guests moved to a popular subarban night club. Earlier the Mehendi ceremony was held at Mohit’s sister Smiley’s residence on Monday. The reception will be held at the Mahalakshmi Race Course on January 31.
Vishal Mahadkar debuts with Blood Money
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; March 12, 2012)
The recent times has seen several debutant directors. Rohit Dhawan directed Desi Boyz, Karan Malhotra made Agneepath and Shakun Batra gave us Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. And now, Vishal Mahadkar marks his directorial debut with Blood Money, a thriller starring Kunal Khemu and Amrita Puri as the lead pair.
As an assistant director, Vishal was given the responsibility of handling projects in hot water. “He passed with flying colours,” says Mahesh Bhatt, adding, “His indefinable energy made him worthy to be placed in the driver’s seat for Blood Money.” Bhatt continues, “I saw in him a wild vitality, which is the fuel for any good work. Vishal had that restlessness in him. He had that ‘salt’ in him. He had that quality of a leader in him like a general in control.”
Mukesh Bhatt adds, “What makes me happy is that he delivered a quality product with a limited budget of 10 crores. Vishal has done a brilliant job.” For Vishal, making the film was a learning process. Each day of shooting brought a new experience. “It has given me a big kick. It has still to hit me that my film is on the brink of release. I can confidently say that my film will be received very well.”
The Vishesh Films and Viacom 18 production releases on March 30.
Even before his directorial debut Blood Money hits theatres, he has been roped in by the Bhatts for their next Vishesh Films’ project
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 18, 2011)
Vishal Mahadkar, who is currently directing Blood Money for Vishesh Films, has reportedly been roped in to direct the remake of the 1990 romantic musical Aashiqui.
The film, which will go on floors next year, was originally to be directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. However, a source close to the production house has informed Mumbai Mirror that since Bhandarkar turned down the offer, the Bhatts decided to hand over the directorial reins to newcomer Mahadkar.
The producers' decision has come as a surprise since Mahadkar's directorial debut Blood Money has yet to hit theatres. However, the source explained, "Vishesh Films' owners Mahesh and Mukesh are very happy with Vishal's confidence and skills. Blood Money has worked out well."
According to the source, the film has not only got a new director, will also feature a new face. "The film's original cast Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal will not be a part of the Aashiqui 2 . A nation-wide hunt is on to find a fresh face to star in the film," added the source.
When contacted, Vishesh Films' head honcho Mahesh Bhatt, who directed the original film, said, "Yes, we are making Aashiqui 2 with T-Series, who also produced the original film. It's difficult to divulge any further details, at this point of time."
Everyone knows that if it is a Mukesh Bhatt-Mahesh Bhatt production, then the lead actor has to be Emraan Hashmi.
Since Hashmi’s debut in Footpath in 2003, all Vishesh Films projects have featured him in the lead role, except in Dhokha (2007) (and Mr Jha forgot Woh Lamhe?!!) where model Muzammil Ebrahim was launched. But things are fast changing in the Bhatt camp.
As we have come to know that their next project will feature Kunal Khemmu and not Hashmi as the hero. The film will not even include a cameo by their favourite actor.
Kunal Khemu on returning to the Bhatt camp said, “We go back a long way. I did my first acting role as a child in the Bhatts’ Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke. I did one of my most important roles in Zakhm again as a child actor for them. Then I did Kalyug.”
“Yes we have been in talks for a while. Now I am doing a film, which revolves around the story of a man living abroad, his dreams, adventures and misadventures,” he said.
Kunal is not only excited about returning to the Bhatt camp after Kalyug he’s also excited as the film is being shot in Belgium.
“It is the first time that a Hindi film is being shot in Belgium. We’ve selected some stunning locations. We start shooting in two weeks,” he added.
The film is being directed by Vishal Mahadkar, who has been an assistant director for the Bhatts for quite some time now.
Vishal was recently in the news for apparently coming to blows with Bhatt favourite Mohit More >
Actor Udita Goswami speaks to BT about her Hollywood experience, moving bag and baggage to Los Angeles, Mohit Suri and much more
BOMBAY TIMES (March 9, 2011) Now that you are back from Los Angels, tell us how was the experience? It’s been two days since I’m in India and trust me I already want to go back there. I had a wonderful time.
So was the trip productive in anyway? Absolutely. I was supposed to be there for 21 days but I ended up staying for two months. I had a lot of work lined up for me in India. But when I was invited to the Oscar week festivities, which is a big deal there, I decided to stay on. Honestly, I thought it is a once in a lifetime chance and I shouldn’t miss it. Thanks to my stay there, I met a lot of people from Hollywood, hired a manager, publicist and lawyer. So it was extremely productive.
So are you planning to shift base now? Yes. I have plans of going back there in August or September. I have done my groundwork. I’ve looked at places I could shift to and plan to take driving lessons. My secretary here almost wanted to kill me when I was delaying my return to Mumbai because I was having so much fun there. The only reason that I’m back in India is to work on my American accent.
Considering most of our top actors have failed to make a splash in Hollywood films, why are you willing to take such a risk? For someone like me, who hardly does any work here, I think it’s a good idea to move to LA. The thing that works More >
Mohit Suri comes to fists with Vishal Mahadkar, blaming him for the break-up with girlfriend Udita
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 07, 2011)
Ho gayi hogi fight. Ladkon mein aisa ho jata hai,” says a source describing the initial spat, which almost escalated to physical blows between Mohit Suri, director of Zeher (2005) and Vishal Mahadkar, one of the assistant directors of Mahesh Bhatt’s company.
Contrary to popular belief though, men do not come to fists over nothing. The latest incident of male ego on display occurred at Kunal Deshmukh’s birthday party last week, when Suri blamed Mahadkar for his split with his girlfriend, Udita Goswami.Mohit Suri and Vishal Mahadkar
The argument got so heated that they had to be separated from each other. A source tells us, “Mohit and Udita loved each other a bit too much and so, it is only natural, at this point of time, that Mohit is feeling low and cranky. But yes, matters did almost get out of hand at Kunal’s party.”
“When contacted, Deshmukh said, “Aisa kuch nahin hua tha. But please keep me out of this.” Mahadkar too denies the fight, saying, “Oh, I was expecting a call from you guys. Kunal just called me that you guys had a story on our fight but that fight never happened.”
Suri remained unavailable for comment. However, Goswami expressed shock and conveniently ignored our query about her split from Suri saying, “What? I have no idea about what you are talking about.
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