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The actress will not only sing but also feature in a music video for Ice Age: Continental Drift
Bryan Durham (BOMBAY TIMES; July 8, 2012)
Aditi Rao Hydari will be singing a special Hindi version of We Are Family for Ice Age: Continental Drift. The actress talks about her association with the film franchise.
What has kept you going back to the series, film after film? The series just grew on me. I feel that the antics and camaraderie between Sid, Manny and Diego makes this series watchable over and over again! I love how these completely different animals unwittingly become friends and go through the most unusual and unique adventures together in each film.
Who is your favourite character? I think the squirrel Scrat is one of my favourite characters! Though he has no lines, his obsession with his beloved acorn is hilarious! Apart from Scrat, Sid the Sloth is also super cute and funny in his goofy moments!
Why should someone watch Ice Age: Continental Drift? Because it is perhaps one of the best examples of a complete family film, where there is something for everyone. It has a powerful story, fantastic action, eccentric wit and comedy, and in 3D… what more can you ask for? And of course, Scrat is back!
Give us details of your association with the movie. Fox Star Studios India thought it would be best to extend the theme of the movie through the peppy song We Are Family, which is a global hit already. I’m singing in Hindi and feature in the music video as well.
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BOMBAY TIMES (May 8, 2011)
Mere Paas maa hain… Javed Akhtar’s famous dialogue had Indians hooked since Deewar released way back in 1975. More than three decades after this scene became a part of Bollywood folklore, things have changed manifold as far as the role of mothers go. Maa ke haath ka banaya hua kheer isn’t staple in this age of Brand Bollywood. But that does not mean this industry has forgotten maa totally.
The avatar of maa has undergone mammoth changes. Today’s sexy, bold and confident single moms — as played by Vidya Balan in Paa, Priyanka Chopra in Pyaar Impossible, Kajol in My Name is Khan and We Are Family, Lara Dutta in Partner and Preity Zinta in Jaan-E-Mann — has shifted the spotlight completely from a Nirupa Roy in a crumpled cotton saree shedding tears over her morally corrupt son on the wrong side of law. The cool moms, as played by these actresses, are all fiercely independent characters who are in complete control of their lives without their man. In an industry often accused of misogyny, this is possibly the most positive change that’s slowly gaining ground.
The increasingly discerning audiences are looking for variety in scripts and maturity in characters as much as the directors are writing roles keeping this wider horizon of New Age India in mind.
The biggest affirmation of this change is the fact that mainstream actresses like Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Preity Zinta aren’t shying away from More >
Gurgaon, March 13 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was named the worst actor and Sonam Kapoor the worst actress at the third annual Golden Kela Awards Saturday night, a spin-off of Hollywood’s Razzies awards, which recognises the worst in cinema.
While Shah Rukh won the award for Karan Johar‘s ‘My Name is Khan’, where he played a patient of Asperger’s syndrome, Sonam got the award for her home production ‘Aisha’.
Shah Rukh was selected for his role in “My Name Is Khan” ahead of Imran Khan (“I Hate Luv Storys” and “Break Ke Baad”), Neil Nitin Mukesh (“Lafangey Parindey”), John Abraham (“Jhootha Hi Sahi”) and Hrithik Roshan (“Guzaarish”).
Sonam was named the worst actress for her performance in “Aisha” and others nominated in the category were Deepika Padukone (“Housefull” and “Break Ke Baad”), Aishwarya Rai (“Raavan”), Kareena Kapoor and Kajol (“We Are Family”), Priyanka Chopra (“Anjaana Anjaani”), Pakhi Tyrewala (Jhootha Hi Sahi).
Ironically, Shah Rukh has also won the Filmfare award for the best actor for the same film.
‘My Name Is Khan’ also received the worst film award.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the worst director award for ‘Guzaarish’. ‘Guzaarish’ also got Black Award for Emotional Blackmail.
Director Ram Gopal Varma was awarded the Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award (Please Stop Its Enough), asking him to stop making films.
By Subhash K. Jha, March 7, 2011 – 13:19 IST
Siddharth Malhotra’s next film would be antithetical in mood to the earlier film. “If We Are Family made people cry, this one will make everyone laugh. It is a full-on Manmohan Desai kind of entertainer with four heroines and a hero.”
The one person confirmed in Siddharth’s cast for his second film is Kajol. “Yes, Kajol is definitely doing a cameo. She has to.”
Now Siddharth waits to narrate his script. Karan Johar has no time for his directors. At last count, there were 11 directors at Dharma Productions waiting to narrate their scripts. These include Siddharth Malhotra, Rensil D’Silva and Punit Malhotra, all of whom are ready with their next scripts after their maiden film for Dharma.
But Dharma’s boss Karan has no time to hear their scripts.
If you are a director, it isn’t easy getting to meet Karan Johar to have a say. Not even if you are a director employed and affiliated to Karan’s Dharma Productions.
There is a long queue of Dharma-employed directors waiting to narrate their scripts to the boss-man who tragically, is so much out of Mumbai that he gives his gallery of directors ulcers as they anxiously hold on to their ideas wondering if their next film is approved.
One such anxious hopeful is Siddharth Malhotra who directed the Kareena Kapoor-Kajol tearjerker We Are Family for Dharma. Siddharth is now ready with his next script – a full-on musical masala entertainer written by Yunus Sajewal, who’s currently More >
By Subhash K. Jha, February 10, 2011 – 11:13 IST
On Monday night, Arjun Rampal left for Bangkok to do a longish 20-day cameo for David Dhawan’s Rascals. Arjun, who has lately become extra-picky about his projects, was in two minds about doing a cameo at this juncture of his career when he’s trying very hard to consolidate his position as an actor with a distinctive identity.
Says a source, “Although Arjun was tempted to work with David Dhawan for the first time, the last thing he wanted do was to get into the cameo space again. Repeatedly, filmmakers have put Arjun in the cameo space with the promise of bigger roles later. Karan Johar and Farhan Akhtar had given Arjun walk-on parts in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. These led to sizeable parts in We Are Family and Rock On. But now Arjun is done with cameos.” Apparently, Arjun duly informed David Dhawan of his inability to do a cameo in a film that already features Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn.
This is where Dutt who turns producer with Rascals stepped in. Not too many people would be able to say no to Sanjay Dutt, especially when he is on the verge of entering a new phase in his life as a producer. Apparently, Dutt met Arjun and told him that he must do the part since it was written specially for him.
Just before flying out to Bangkok on Monday night, Arjun said, “Yes I finally agreed to do Rascals. I always wanted to work with David Dhawan. And it is Sanjay Dutt’s first production. So all More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 29, 2011 – 21:49 IST
Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan
Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) Kajol – My Name Is Khan
Best Film Dabangg
Best Director Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan
Best Film (Critics) Udaan
Best Actor Male (Critics) Rishi Kapoor – Do Dooni Chaar
Best Actor Female (Critics) Vidya Balan – Ishqiya
Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male) Ronit Roy – Udaan
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female) Kareena Kapoor – We Are Family
Best Sensational Debut (Male) Ranveer Singh – Band Bajaa Baaraat
Best Sensational Debut (Female) Sonakshi Sinha – Dabangg
Best Debut Director Maneesh Sharma (Band Baaja Baraat)
Best Playback Singer (Male) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (Ishqiya)
Best Playback Singer (Female) Mamta Sharma – Munni Badnaam Hui (Dabangg) Sunidhi Chauhan – Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan)
Best Story Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Best Music Sajid – Wajid & Lalit Pandit (Dabangg)
Best Lyrics Gulzar – Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (Ishqiya)
Best Dialogue Habib Faisal – Band Baaja Baaraat
Best Choreography Farah Khan – Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan)
Best Action Vijayan Master – Dabangg
Best Screenplay Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap – Udaan
Best Background Score Amit Trivedi – Udaan
Best Costumes Varsha Shilpa – Do Dooni Chaar
Best Editing Namrata Rao – Love Sex Aur Dhokha
Best Cinematography Mahendra Shetty – Udaan
Best Sound Design Pritam Das – Love Sex More >
…but Udaan stole everyone’s thunder at the 56th Idea Filmfare Awards 2010
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; January 30, 2011)
The Khan charisma was on display again. Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan picked up his 14th Filmfare Award for Best Actor in his home production My Name is Khan; while his costar in the film, Kajol, stayed up way past midnight to pick up her trophy as Best Actress. SRK also dazzled the audience with a magical dance performance with one of his favourite ladies, Madhuri Dixit, before switching loyalties to the ladyin-black. The superstar said he would dedicate the award to his daughter, Suhana, who has been unwell. “My children love it when I win awards,” he said. “And, of course, I love it most of all.” Karan Johar bagged the Best Director Award for MNIK, a film that he co-produced with SRK. Karan wept holding the 3.5 kilos trophy. It had taken him 12 years to woo back this snooty black lady for his directorial skills. After taking a bow at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May last year, Udaan stormed the 56th Idea Filmfare Awards 2010 by winning seven trophies. This heartrending story of a young boy who takes flight after being forced to face his disciplinarian father’s angst, while growing up in a small town in Northern India, made its producers Sanjay Singh and Anurag Kashyap and director Vikramaditya Motwane proud by picking up seven awards. The film won awards for Story and Screenplay, Background More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 22, 2011 – 12:52 IST
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Male Aditya Roy Kapur – Action Replayy & Guzaarish Ali Zafar – Tere Bin Laden Ranveer Singh – Band Baaja Baaraat Rajat Barmecha – Udaan Suriya – Rakht Charitra-2 Vikram – Raavan
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Female Barbara Mori – Kites Sandeepa Dhar – Isi Life Mein Shraddha Kapoor – Teen Patti Sonakshi Sinha – Dabangg Trisha – Khatta Meetha Zarine Khan – Veer
Breakthrough Performance – Male Arunoday Singh – Aisha Herry Tangri – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Meiyang Chang – Badmaash Company Omkar Das Manipuri – Peepli Live Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden Sikander Kher – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Breakthrough Performance – Female Aditi Vasudev – Do Dooni Char Amrita Puri – Aisha Neha Chauhan – Love Sex Aur Dhokha Shalini Vatsa – Peepli Live Urvashi Sharma – Khatta Meetha Vishakha Singh – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Hottest New Director Abhishek Chaubey – Ishqiya Abhishek Sharma – Tere Bin Laden Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg Anusha Rizvi – Peepli Live Maneesh Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Punit Malhotra – I Hate Luv Storys Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan – Lahore Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Hottest New Film Aisha – Rhea Kapoor Dabangg – Arbaaz Khan Peepli Live – Kiran Rao Tees Maar Khan – Shirish Kunder, Twinkle Khanna & Kritika Lulla Tere Bin Laden – Pooja Shetty Deora Udaan – Anurag Kashyap
Standout Performance By A Music Director Amit Trivedi – Aisha Meet Brothers – Isi Life Mein & Do Dooni Char Sanjay More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 14, 2011 – 09:31 IST
Best Film Band Baaja Baaraat Dabangg My Name Is Khan Peepli Live Udaan
Best Director Abhinav Kashyap (Dabangg) Karan Johar (My Name Is Khan) Maneesh Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat) Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Guzarish) Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan)
Best Actor In A Leading Role Ajay Devgn (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai) Hrithik Roshan (Guzaarish) Salman Khan(Dabangg) Shah Rukh Khan (My Name Is Khan) Ranbir Kapoor (Raajneeti)
Best Actress In A Leading Role Aishwariya Rai Bachchan (Guzaarish) Anushka Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat ) Kajol (My Name Is Khan) Kareena Kapoor (Golmaal 3) Vidya Balan (Ishqiya)
Best Actor In Supporting Role – Male Arjun Rampal (Raajneeti) Arshad Warsi (Golmaal 3) Emraan Hashmi (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai) Manoj Bajpai (Raajneeti) Nana Patekar (Raajneeti) Ronit Roy (Udaan)
Best Actor In A Supporting Role – Female Amrita Puri (Aisha) Kareena Kapoor (We Are Family) Prachi Desai (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai) Ratna Patak Shah (Golmaal 3) Supriya Pathak Kapoor (Khichdi, The Movie)
Best Music Pritam Chakraborty (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai) Sajid – Wajid & Lalit Pandit (Dabangg) Shankar Ehsaan Loy (My Name Is Khan) Vishal – Shekhar (Anjaana Anjaani) Vishal – Shekhar (I Hate Luv Storys) Vishal Bhardwaj (Ishqiya)
Best Lyrics Faiz Anwar – Tere Mast Mast (Dabangg) Gulzar – Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (Ishqiya) Niranjan Iyenger – Sajda (My Name Is Khan) Niranjan Iyenger – Noor e Khuda (My Name Is Khan) Vishal More >
By Joginder Tuteja, January 5, 2011 – 14:25 IST
Karan Johar is kick starting his next directorial outing sooner than expected. Though he had made it pretty obvious that after his heavy duty My Name Is Khan, he would be changing gears to get into a far more comfortable zone, there were still speculations around what would be bringing on floors. The closest that one expected was a rom-com on the lines of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, his debut film.
Meanwhile there were rumours that kick-started about him launching Varun Dhawan (son of David Dhawan) and Alia Bhatt (daughter of Mahesh Bhatt). However, since there wasn’t any formal announcement from the man at the hot seat, one still waited with bated breath to know about his plans.
Well, the wait is over now with Karan Johar making it all official. He is all set to direct a young tale which is titled Student of The Year. The film would launch not two but three newcomers which include Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and also Siddharth Malhotra (who is different from the namesake director who recently made We Are Family.
Talking about the film, Karan Johar says, “Student of the Year will have everything that I love about movies. It will have songs, dances, happiness, fun and frolic all around.”
One does understand where Karan is coming from. After all not just My Name Is Khan but even his previous outing Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was a relatively seriously film. Though there were songs and dances in the film, at the core of it the film More >