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A peek at the booklets that promoted big-ticket films when there was no television or Internet
Ankit Ajmera (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 08, 2011)
Much before the onrush of slickly edited spiffy trailers on our TVs, computers, theatres and cell phones backed by a multi-crore-fuelled marketing circus, filmmakers in India relied on promoting their upcoming films by doling out humble handouts to the audience.
Booklets enlisting film synopsis, cast, lyrics of the songs, pictures and interesting anecdotes would be handed out to the patrons in cinema halls, a sure shot way of building up the interest till the film’s release.
Antique collectors Aziz K Mansoori and brother Arif have stacked up a collection of over 1,000 such cinema booklets pulled in from across India over a decade.(From L to R) Arif, Arman and Aziz Mansoori have a collection of more than 1,000 booklets among other Bollywood collectibles at their shop in Chor Bazaar
At their shop A-1 Corner at Chor Bazaar, some booklets fit in your palm while others are as large as an A4 sheet of paper. Some of these booklets are very rare and according to Aziz, can fetch up to Rs 2,000 per piece.
Most of these booklets, Aziz has collected from his visits to cities in Gujarat and Rajasthan by contacting owners of the 50 to 60-year-old single screen theatres and scrap dealers. Whenever its curtains for an old theatre, it’s good news for him.
“Theatres have a collection of such booklets accumulated over More >
Playing a character modelled on the matinee idol in the Silk Smitha biopic, the actor will sport several wigs and flamboyant clothes but not the paunch
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 10, 2011)
Think a paunchy, flamboyantly dressed, wig wearing 60-year-old South Indian matinee idol romancing co-stars half his age. And think Naseeruddin Shah. Does not quite match, does it?
Director Milan Luthria has managed to pull off a coup of sorts by getting the slim, silver-haired actor to play Rajnikanth in the upcoming Silk Smitha biopic The Dirty Picture. Naseer of course is approaching it with his characteristic humour.
“Yes my character is modelled on Rajnikanth,” he says. “I’ll wear flamboyant clothes and I’ll sport seven or eight wigs too. I’m really looking forward to it,” says Naseer with a glint in his eye.
As for the paunch, the fit and flexible Naseer is steering clear of that. “I’ve asked Milan to eliminate the paunch. We have so many South Indian matinee idols who do not have a paunch,” he points out.
“Dr Raj Kumar from Kannada cinema was extremely fit until a very ripe old age when he continued to be the hero.” Other than the girth, everything about Naseer’s character in the film starring Vidya Balan will be inspired by Rajnikanth.
Interestingly, Naseer admits he has not seen any Rajni film till date. “Milan is sending me a DVD of a film featuring Rajnikanth and Silk Smitha. I’m quite curious to see what it was all about. I am also More >
Mira Nair on what fuelled her love for the visual arts and playing Cleopatra to Tharoor’s AntonyMUMBAI MIRROR; February 10, 2011
Mira Nair thrives in challenges. As the Namesake director readies to shoot for Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, she has to deal with resistance from Pakistani government, which has refused her a visa and permission to shoot in that country.
Nair remains unfazed, and has vowed to recreate Lahore in Delhi for the adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel which deals with the identity issues of a modern Asian Muslim.
In a quick chat, the Oscar-nominated director talks about what drew her to filmmaking and how she had bureaucrat-turned-politician Shashi Tharoor wrapped around her little finger. On the stage of course!
• There is a story that you used to challenge your teachers in school.
I had accompanied my father for two years in Delhi and went to the Loreto Convent there. When I went back to school in Bhubaneswar, I found the system pretty lousy. By that time I had tasted what is called, decent education.
The young teachers (waiting to get married) thought I was a good student and would blindly give me the highest marks. I knew I was getting absolutely unchallenged. And so I decided to start testing them.
When I had essays to write, let’s say, on hospitals, I used to literally write gibberish and would still get the top marks. In short, I was a spunky, kind of mad kid…I still am. (Smiles)
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By Subhash K. Jha, January 27, 2011 – 10:50 IST
After retaining the same appearance for the last 11 years, the Big B has suddenly turned experimental about his looks. After happily deciding to sport a freshly-trimmed beard and new hairstyle, a la Prakash Jha for Aarakshan the Big B is going even a step further. In his next film Budha being directed by the Telugu maverick director Puri Jagannath which starts shooting next month; the Big B will dye his beard and hair into a flamboyant trendy colour!
The colour is yet to be decided. According to insiders from the frantically-experimental unit, the Big B would either sport a red-tinted beard and hair. Or it could be various flamboyant colours.
When contacted the director Puri Jagannath said, “That’s right. Bachchan sir is going totally psychedelic for his part in Budha. You see, he plays a man who is 60 but believes he’s still 25. So he moves around dressed and made up like today’s youngster. And if anyone calls him a budha (old man), he is livid. He will be dying his beard and wig.”
Even the clothes line for the Big B in Budha would be in keeping with his character of a man of 25. Apparently, the Big B would be borrowing accessories from his son Abhishek’s wardrobe.
The actor’s 29th birthday on Saturday evening proved to be more than just a party: it was crazy mix of guests in madcap outfits and innovative hats.
Even his otherwise reticent father, Nitin Mukesh, donned a funky hat. Laughs Neil, “My dad was the most excited about the party.
We went shopping for crazy hats and wigs.
I never knew turning 29 could be so much fun.” Sadly, Neil didn’t invite a single colleague from the industry.
That would’ve added to the fun.
BOMBAY TIMES (October 9, 2010)
Kareena Kapoor, who was on a music reality show found herself becoming the butt of a mean joke. The anchor grandly announced, “Today we have amongst us a very special guest. A man whose association with Raj Kapoor Saab was very close. A man who has cradled Kareena when she was a toddler, etc. He is a noted technician of yore and today, at the sunset of his life, he leads a lonely life and is in deep financial trouble”. Kareena was misty-eyed when she heard this poignant saga. There was pindrop silence on the sets when a frail man was brought in on a wheelchair. The Golmaal 3 cast agreed that technicians in our country toil hard but their contribution is seldom acknowledged. And a sentimental Bebo walked up to hand over a cheque of Rs eight lakhs to the old man which he accepted with trembling hands. It was a very emotional moment but all hell broke loose the moment Kareena decided to bend down and touch his feet as a gesture of reverence. To everybody’s amusement, the old man sprung up from the wheelchair and broke into a jig. Bebo’s eyes literally popped. The old man removed his wig and makeup and it was none other than actor comedian Vrajesh Hirjee. Kareena’s first words were “Thank God I did not touch his feet.” But the sport that she is, she chuckled loudest knowing the joke was on her. Kareena is sure to remember her stint on this reality show for a long time to come.
Tina Dutta, who plays Iccha in the show, threatened to leave it unless her daily fee was doubled; the producer is aghast
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 07, 2010)
When the child actor of Uttran grew up in the show, it was criticised by its loyal viewers. Turns out, it happened for good reason. Apparently the entire crew of the show is very unhappy with Tina (who plays Iccha as a grown-up).
While on this show, Tina has indeed grown too big for her boots. She has asked the producer of Uttran, Pintu Guha to double her existing fee from Rs 15,000 per day to Rs 30,000 per day. A source from the TV industry says, “If this does not happen, Tina has threatened to quit the show.”
We hear, Guha has now asked the AMTPP (Association Of Motion Picture and TV Programme Producers) to look into the matter. He is flabbergasted at her demand because he recently hiked her fee from Rs12,000 per day to Rs15,000. “Tina is demanding an exorbitant amount and her blackmail tactics are unfair,” adds the source.
It was reported recently that Tina accused a hairdresser of stealing her wig. Members of the Hairdressers’ Association intervened and stalled the shoot but the crew of Uttran somehow pacified them and sent them back. Later, it was reported that the wig was found with Tina.
However, Tina says, “Things have been blown out of proportion. The same thing happened when I lost my wig. Later, I found that it was with one of the production guys.” When More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, June 22, 2010 – 16:40 IST
Aamir Khan is one name in Bollywood that has lasted the test of time. Being able to pull of a myriad of roles seems to be his forte. Proving this will be his new advertisement for the popular DTH service Tata Sky.
Aamir was all decked up in a dhobi outfit complete with a kurta – dhoti, a wig and of course the moustache. The shoot took place yesterday near Nepean Sea Road in Mumbai. Looking at Aamir’s get up in the ad, we are now keen to know what kind of look the star will have in Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat.
Besides, yet another question that arises is whether Aamir known for his smart business skills, will be tying up with the said brand for his film Dhobi Ghat? The DTH company remained tight lipped and did not release any information.
By Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 17, 2010)
Dimple Kapadia who is known for her long tresses will be seen in short hair in Kabir Sadanand’s next, Tum Milo Toh Sahi.
The actress plays the role of a Parsi woman opposite Nana Patekar and needed to sport short hair for the role. A source reveals, “Kabir had asked Dimple to cut her hair by a few inches but she flatly refused.
He wanted her to have a real look but she simply put her foot down and eventually donned a wig.” Kabir confirms, “Yes I wanted Dimple to cut her hair short but she refused. Eventually we made do with a wig, which looked quite original on her.”
His hips, thighs and shoulders were riddled with needle wounds believed to be the result of injections of narcotic painkillers, given three times a day for years.
And multiple surgery scars were said to be the legacy of at least 13 cosmetic operations. Experts found the distressing evidence of Jackson’s physical decline while investigating his startling death here last week.
The examination showed the 5’10″ star, once famed for his on-stage athleticism, had plunged to a “severely emaciated” state. It is understood anorexic Jackson had been eating just one meagre meal a day.
Pathologists found his stomach empty aside from partially-dissolved pills he took before the painkiller injection which stopped his heart. Samples were sent for toxicology tests.
Having lost virtually all his hair, the pop legend was wearing a wig when he died and pathologists said little more than “peach fuzz” covered his scalp.
A scarred section of skin above his left ear was entirely bald, apparently the result of a 1984 accident when his hair caught fire as he filmed an ad for Pepsi.
Jackson suffered several broken ribs as frantic rescuers pumped his chest after he collapsed in cardiac arrest. Four injection sites were found More >