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The actor feels his appearance helped him bag the role of a father in ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; February 11, 2013)
Ram Kapoor plays a father in Y-Films’ Mere Dad Ki Maruti. And the actor feels it is his looks that helped him get the role.
The actor says, “There are not many men of my size in the industry. If I would have had six-pack abs I may not have been considered for the role.”
While most actors in Bollywood leave no stone unturned to have a chiselled look, Ram is glad that he is getting good roles based on his appearance.
He adds, “Appearance does matter. If I fit into a particular character because of my appearance then why not go for it?”
Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBA MIRROR; January 19, 2013)
It might seem rather strange that Yash Raj Films, known for romanticising their heroines, would throw their weight behind Yo Yo Honey Singh, who has been universally condemned for penning explicit lyrics that allegedly encourage sexual violence against women.
Initially, the intense backlash from all quarters had forced the production company, known to make films for a family audience, to axe Honey Singh’s song, Punjabiyandi Battery, from their upcoming film Mere Dad Ki Maruti. However, in a meeting held yesterday, the production house announced the reversal of that decision.
Ashish Patil, Vice-President of Yash Raj Films’s division, Y-Films, told Mumbai Mirror that the studio has decided to keep Honey Singh on the credit roll as they feel that the singer was unnecessarily dragged into a controversy for no fault of his. Patil explained, “We spoke to Honey Singh and realised that the whole thing was blown out of proportion. He never wrote any lyrics that were vulgar. It would have been an injustice not to keep his song in the film since we have already recorded it”. Apart from being the Vice-President, he is also credited as the producer of the film.
The lyrics of the song penned for the movie include edgy phrases like: “batteries are always charged” and who “always drinks a lot of alcohol”.
“We realise that Honey Singh is known for a certain kind of songs and we cannot ask him to sing something that is not his genre. More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 17, 2012)
Yash Raj Films, the production house that made ‘sarson ke khet’ and Punjab popular in Hindi cinema, has been refused permission to shoot in Chandigarh.
Mere Dad Ki Maruti, a venture of Y Films, the youth projects division of YRF, has been shot entirely in and around the city.
However, when the makers wanted to shoot a flash mob sequence in Sector 17, they were turned back by the authorities.
Sector 17, an area that is always crowded may get chaotic if a film shoot is held there, thought the authorities.
When contacted, producer Ashish Patil from YRF confirmed the story and said, “Its true we couldn’t do the flash mob. We understand the authorities’ concern about the crowd.”
An source from the set told Mirror, “We have shot the entire film in Chandigarh. In fact, we also did a few scenes in Punjab University over the weekends (when classes were not held). However, this particular sequence in Sector 17 didn’t turn out the way we had planned. We had applied way in advance but it got rejected.”
The makers wanted to capture live reaction of the audience during a flash mob for the sequence.
YRF has shot memorable sequences of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Veer Zaara and Bachna Ae Haseeno in the area.
Boney Kapoor has started planning a love story for his son, who recently debuted with Yash Raj Films
Subhash K Jha and Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 17, 2012)
He seems to take the road less travelled, each time. Arjun Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with Yash Raj Films and not with his father Boney Kapoor’s banner. However, now that he’s entered B-town with a big bang, the young actor plans to return to the fold. As Mirror can tell you, the talented boy will star in papa Boney’s next production and not in Y Films’ Virus Diwan as was rumoured earlier.
When contacted, Arjun simply said, “Yes, I’m working with my father soon. But we haven’t locked in on anything as yet.”
Probed about the film, a source revealed, “Initially, Boney had planned to cast Arjun as the younger lead along with Anil Kapoor and Sridevi in Mr India 2. But it is now felt that casting Sridevi and Arjun in the same film may not be such a bright idea. Boney is planning a love story for his son.”
Arjun, like Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh, is under a three-film contract with Yash Raj Films and it would be interesting to see how he manages to balance out his father’s film along with the YRF contract.
All said, he is happy he chose to start his career on his own without his dad’s support. “I feel I’ve made him proud by doing it on my own. As for the future, let’s see what comes my way in life. I am just some days old,” he said.
It is learnt Arjun was originally supposed to debut with Y Films’ Virus More >
Shakti Kapoor’s daughter Shraddha tackles all those tricky questions about the infamous sting operation
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 06, 2011)
Shraddha, Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi Kolhapure’s 22-year-old daughter is trying to find a foothold in the big bad world of movies.
With her debut film Teen Patti bombing at the box office, the girl is nervous about her next Luv Ka The End. “Yup, my first film didn’t do well.
And I am nervous about my next, but only when someone asks me about it. You know what, by and large, I am a very positive person,” she quips.
Perhaps, it was her positive attitude that helped Shraddha get over the casting couch scandal her father got involved in. Way back in 2005, Shakti Kapoor in a sting operation was seen propositioning the undercover reporter who posed as an aspiring actress.
He even mentioned names of established actresses and filmmakers, claiming that the casting couch was the unsaid norm in Bollywood. His little daughter has however let bygones be. “It happens to the best, yaar. Life is full of ups and downs.
Eventually everyone comes out of it. If success is temporary, so is failure,” says Shraddha.
But did she have to go through the casting couch as well? “Thankfully, I have never had an indecent proposal. It helps to have parents who have the know-how of the industry,” quips the star child.
Being a star child also helps in bagging good projects, for sure. Says the girl who still has two films to with Yash Raj More >
By Taran Adarsh, May 6, 2011 – 15:28 IST
I can’t help but recall an interesting conversation with Ashish Patil [the enterprising head of Y-Films] soon after Y-Films was formally launched. He opined that India is the world’s youngest country, with 70% of the population below the age of 35 and explained why Y-Films had decided to target this segment of movie-going audience. It works fine — you cater to an audience that loves to hang out at cineplexes. Plus, as a production house, you juice a big business opportunity. Their first movie — LUV KA THE END — is now in theatres, for audience consumption.
Gone are the days when a woman, spurned by the man of her dreams, would sulk in a corner, shed tears of sorrow and spend the rest of her life in his memory. Times have changed. The Gen X, especially those living in a metropolis, thinks differently. Most relationships begin and end at an alarming rate and before you realize what went wrong between two individuals, chances are they would’ve moved on to ‘greener pastures’ [read new partners]. The spurned girl is not a bechaari anymore.Write your own movie review of Luv Ka The End
In LUV KA THE END, the 18-year-old seeks revenge, when she realizes that her boyfriend has a hidden agenda. Nope, the damsel in distress doesn’t take the route embarked upon by the offended parties in THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT [adapted in Bollywood as OH BEWAFAA], RETURN TO EDEN [remade as KHOON BHARI MAANG] or THE HAND THAT ROCKS More >
By Taran Adarsh, May 3, 2011 – 08:37 IST
Given the brand new star cast of Y-Films’ LUV KA THE END, one assumed that the youth wing of Yash Raj would not release the film internationally, but the company, headed by the enterprising Ashish Patil, is gung ho about the product and has taken the decision to release the film in theatres internationally.
While the film will have a fairly extensive release in U.A.E., Yash Raj will release the film [limited screens] in U.S.A., South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Fiji, Mauritius and Indonesia. Generally, non-star cast films or those starring new names are released directly on DVD, but this move should encourage film-makers making films with new faces to explore international avenues as well [theatrically].
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 28, 2011 – 16:14 IST
Ali Zafar seems to have become Yash Raj’s blue eyed boy. The Pakistani pop singer, who debuted with Tere Bin Laden and will also be seen in YRF’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, even makes a cameo appearance in Y Films’ Luv Ka The End.
Ali would be seen playing a rock star by the name of Freddie Kapoor in this teen flick which stars Shraddha Kapoor and Taaha Shah. He will be seen performing on the track ‘Fun Fun Funaa‘ which incidentally he has only sung. Apparently, it was director Bumpy’s idea to have Ali make a special appearance since he has a huge fan following among the youth.