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Aditi Rao Hydari talks about her role in Murder 3, doing intimate scenes and on ‘family member’ Aamir Khan
Itee Sharma (MID-DAY; February 10, 2013)
The Murder franchise did wonders to the heroines of the earlier two films — Mallika Sherawat and Jacqueline Fernandez. Do you expect something similar to happen to your career as well? My career had a weak start, but with every film, I have taken one baby step forward. I am keeping my fingers crossed for Murder 3. My instinct says that it will help me.
Mahesh Bhatt compares you to the legendary actress Nutan! Goldie Behl had said the same to me when we were shooting for his production, London Paris New York. For Mahesh Bhatt to reiterate that is like a big encouragement that I am on the right path. Nutanji was a complete actress; and I think I have already proven that I am cut out to be a heroine.
Are you getting used to compliments? I met Vaibhavi Merchant a few days ago, who had choreographed the song Sasural genda phool in my first film, Delhi 6. She said she was very proud of me. Mr Amitabh Bachchan also complimented me at an award show recently, and said, “You are becoming more and more beautiful every day and your work is becoming better and better.”
You seem to be upping the ante as regards the sex quotient in your films (you kissed Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar, kissed Arunoday Singh 22 times in Yeh Saali Zindagi and now have intimate scenes with Randeep Hooda in Murder 3). Do you treat this as part of an actresses’ job? More >
MUMBAI MIRROR (February 8, 2013)
From demure sister-in-law to Sonam Kapoor in Delhi 6 to being the next Bhatt girl, Aditi Rao Hydari has come a long way. Murder 3 revolves round how well you know your lover. We got Aditi to talk about the film, her role and everything in between.
You play a strong willed character in Murder 3. What made you pick the film? I have always been a strong willed woman. My characters have always had a mind of their own. Roshni in Murder 3 is like that. Roshni gives love the first priority but on the condition that her partner will stay true to her. That is me!
How important is it to know your partner inside-out? Highly! Successful relationships are built on the depth of knowledge of your partner. That’s what Murder 3talks about.
After Mallika Sherawat, you created a new kissing record in Yeh Saali Zindagi… I would rather we talk about recordsin acting whenever that happens. I don’t mind kissing on screen but at the same time I don’t want to be known as a silicone and no substance actress.
Can you forgive cheating in a relationship? Absolutely not. It is one thing to make a mistake and admit it but quite another living with the consequences of that mistake.
Your character is driven by love not money. What about real life? ‘Less love, more sex, no calls, just text, new boy, no ex, more sleep, less stress.‘ Key words that most of today’s relationships are built on. Money can’t buy you love but it can buy you substitutes. It’s disheartening that More >
Young composer Abhishek Ray on making it in the competitive music world of B- Town
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; October 28, 2012)
Abhishek Ray has been composing music for as long as he can remember.
The youngster has films like Paan Singh Tomar, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and the recent release Prem Mayee to his credit, among others.
You recently got Shreya Ghoshal to render her first rock song in a Hindi film. The song featured in the recent release Prem Mayee. I came up with this hard rock track Palchinn that was sung by Shreya and me in a live unplugged rock concert. It was a rage on the Internet. I was keen to make Shreya do something she had not done in a film track before. And she, too, was excited about it. Though the film was about an intimate relationship, I wanted one song to stand out and it had to be rock.
These days, every film has at least three to four music composers. Does this work for a film? Yes, it’s happening and maybe works for the economics of a film. But this is a fragmented approach to music composing. It is the music that holds the film together. But most often songs are composed and shot in isolation and then used in the film.
You mean item numbers? Item numbers are great too. I loved Chikni Chameli. But the music has to match the mood of the film. In one film there can be several types of songs too. They only want kaan khade karne wale gaane nowadays. But there has to be a dhun first which will give the audience a hint of the theme coming their More >
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; September 4, 2012)
Irrfan seems to be making the most of his tryst with Hollywood. So much so that he is apparently preferring to give his dates to a Hollywood film — the same dates that were supposed to be given to a Bollywood film he’d said yes to earlier. Sources tell us that the actor has opted out of director Shivam Nair’s rustic romcom with Aditi Rao Hydari. Meanwhile, he’s believed to be finalising a couple of films in the West. Besides, there is also talk that he might play a bigger role in the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, after an eight-minute part in Marc Webb’s reboot of the franchise.
An industry insider tells us Irrfan quit Shivam’s movie some days ago. The movie, which was to be shot extensively in Lucknow, had the actor playing a light role after a considerable time. Irrfan was to play a brass band member who goes to weddings to woo girls. While he has worked together with Aditi previously in Yeh Saali Zindagi, this is the first time they were being paired together romantically. “Now, producer Anjum Rizvi and director Shivam are wondering whether to wait for Irrfan’s dates or cast another actor in his place,” says our source.
When contacted, Irrfan replied via a text message saying, “I’m waiting for the latest draft.” But, when probed further about his Hollywood plans, he didn’t revert to our query.
However, Rizvi confirmed that Irrfan might not act in his movie due to date issues. “I was told he had a couple of prior More >
Erotica and profane language become the norm rather than the exception in Bollywood
Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; July 22, 2012)
Hindi cinema of the 70s was replete with symbolism, where everything from sculptures to flowers could effortlessly imply sexual indulgences. Cut to the new millennium, and Hindi films have undergone a sexual metamorphosis, exploding at their seams, as they are now, with adult content. And this time, it’s as real as it gets. From the genre of sex comedies to erotic content, use of profanities and explicit publicity material, filmmakers seem to be tapping upon the country’s new found acceptance of kinky content.
THE USE OF ABUSE This new age storytelling began with the casual use of colloquial abuses and is now laden with four letter cuss words. Case in point — the supposed watershed moment brought in by Delhi Belly, which used very many cuss words and also didn’t compromise on its raunchiness quotient. A research paper on the abusive content in Hindi films records that the words f**k/f*****g/f****r were used 79 times in this movie! At the time of the movie’s release, producer Aamir Khan had cited the irreverence in the movie as a reality of life, justifying the content saying, “It (the movie) doesn’t have any skin-show but ashleel (obscene) language has been used… the movie will change the definition of bold films in the industry.”
EROTIC TRICK Filmmakers today have finally become unapologetic about visually presenting sex, kink and More >
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; June 28, 2012)
Mumbai: For perhaps the first time in Bollywood history, the revising committee of the censor board (CBFC) has granted a film a UA certificate with a caveat that it can be aired on TV only after 11pm—the time when ‘most children under the age of 12 are either asleep or have parents at home to provide parental guidance’. The government has moved the telecast of Jannat 2, released in theatres in May with an A certificate but certified UA after cuts for TV, to the late-night ‘adult’ time band.
This is the second Bollywood film to be relegated to an adult slot in a span of two months: a similar treatment was meted out to the Vidya Balan-starrer The Dirty Picture in April. At the time, Bollywood was vociferous in its protest, which was assuaged when the government informed the industry that it was a one-off incident.
Directed by Kunal Deshmukh, with Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta in lead roles, Jannat 2 which, like TDP, was bought by Sony TV, follows the illegal arms trade in Delhi. Producer Mukesh Bhatt told TOI that he would not accept the condition laid down by the censor board.
Big Brother Is Watching Again Jannat 2 is the second film after The Dirty Picture to be banished to the ‘graveyard slot’. “Some films, despite cuts and certification, retain their adult theme and are not suitable for young viewers,” said a source in the censor board.
———————Bollywood protests Jannat 2’s graveyard slot
Mumbai: In a span More >
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Yamla Pagla Deewana is only film to cross 30 crore net in first week this year. Thank You is second best. There have been 12 major releases so far and the opening week figures are as follows. All figures are for Fri-Thursday period.
Yamla Pagla Deewana - 34.65 crore
Thank You - 28.92 crore
Patiala House - 24.41 crore
Dum Maaro Dum - 22.02 crore
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji - 21.01 crore
No One Killed Jessica – 19.46 crore
Tanu Weds Manu – 18.78 crore
F.A.L.T.U. - 16.34 crore
Saat Khoon Maaf – 14.73 crore
Dhobi Ghat - 12.44 crore
Yeh Saali Zindagi - 7.47 crore
Game - 6.59 crore
Chitrangda Singh goes sexy to play mutant, loses weight, gets pierced
Suruchi Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; April 29, 2011)
Chitrangda Singh can’t wait to be seen as Bollywood’s first female mutant, and that too opposite Hrithik Roshan in Krrish 2. Chitrangda recently returned from Hong Kong, where she underwent training for her fight sequences in the film. The Yeh Saali Zindagi actress says that she is having the time of her life, doing all sorts of crazy stunts.
“I have just come back from my action workshop, where I was getting trained under experts, as my role requires me to do a lot of dhishum dhishum and maar dhaad,” she says laughing, and adds, “I did a lot of training on ropes, harnesses and even did a little bit of kick boxing.”
So is she excited or nervous about working with Hrithik? “Of course I’m excited. He’s such a cool person. In fact, he and I were in China together some time back, to prepare ourselves for the movie. He also wanted me to get the hang of the character. He told me that I have to look and act and prepare myself in a certain way. He’s even given me tips on how to handle action sequences. I am super duper excited, but I can’t talk much about the film right now. Let the right time come,” says the actress.
Receiving compliments for having lost weight from those around her, Chitrangda seems ready to play a sexy mutant. She’s even got a new piercing, one on her tragus (see pic). Is that for the film? “No yaar. It’s More >
Lyrics of Bollywood chartbusters are funky, contemporary and even raunchy these days. BT finds out why
Tanvi Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; April 21, 2011) Funky, with-it and contemporary words seem to have overtaken poetry in Bollywood chartbusters of late. Sample some lyrics of today’s floorburners — Aaj mere liye chair kheech raha hai, kal meri skirt kheechega, Potty pe baithe nanga (Dum maaro Dum), Aali re saali re mooh khole toh gali re (No one killed Jessica), Kar do charso bisi – Razia phas gayi gundo main (Thank You), Char baj gaye lekin party ab bhi baki hai (F.A.L.T.U.), Pigeon Kabootar (3 They Bhai), Karma is a bitch (Shor In The City) — and you’ll find sizzle and high octane, even sensual lyrics, but no high poetry.
Are lyricists comfortable with songs that are so blase and in your face? Popular lyricist Prasoon Joshi says, “Some songs are made just to create hype for a film before its theatrical release. A large number of songwriters are convinced that Generation Z likes to hear lyrics that have shock value. People need to understand that creativity and popular taste don’t match.” Musician Sonu Nigam says, “I was asked to sing for AR Rahman in Robot. The lyrics were atrocious and I had to refuse it. Today some production houses dictate terms to composers and feel creating ‘cool’ lyrics is more important than ‘meaningful’ lyrics. Music should be written for the sake of music.” Even singer Sunidhi Chauhan confesses that she “rejects” More >
Anees Bazmee, as a director, shot to stardom with Deewangee and No Entry, both films which were terrific entertainers. Bazmee’s next, Welcome, also went a long way in making him the new hotshot director. However, his next 2 films, Singh Is Kinng and No Problem hugely disappointed the viewers although the former did commercially very well. Anees Bazmee movies became synonymous with the illogical haphazard cinema. This hugely affected the prospects of his latest film Thank You. The film already was in danger because its lead actor Akshay Kumar’s prestige has taken a beating with his recent films and also the promos sadly haven’t excited the viewers. But surprise! Thank You works and brings a smile! Bazmee seems to have finally abandoned his slapdash direction and comes up with a pretty neat entertainer!
The story of the movie: Raj (Bobby Deol), Yogi (Suniel Shetty) and Vikram (Irrfan) are based in Toronto. They are friends, business partners and also share common obsession-cheating on their wives. Yogi’s wife Maya (Celina Jaitly) had caught him red-handed with a girl and hence Raj and Vikram’s wife, Sanjana (Sonam Kapoor) and Maya (Rimi Sen) are also suspicious of their hubbies, especially Sanjana. Hence, she hires a detective Kishan (Akshay Kumar) to find out the truth. Kishan is known for bringing erring husbands on the line but in this particular case, he finds it difficult to do his job as the trio is very smart in fooling their wives. Moreover, More >