Thursday, 29 November 2012

I and Saif are very balanced as a couple: Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor will soon be seen in an item number in Dabangg 2. The newly wed discloses that it was her hubby Saif Ali Khan who actually forced her to say yes to the song.
Kareena revealed that, Saif reminded her that she is an actor and that her job is to entertain the audience.
Talking about the song, Kareena Kapoor tells, “The song is very sensual and evocative – something the masses will love. Both Saif and I think it will be one of the biggest films this year. It’s a Salman Khan film after all.”
Ever since Kareena’s look in the song ‘Fevicol’ has become viral, her fans are frantically waiting to see the song too
In the meantime, Bebo is in a very happy phase of marriage, presently. She says that she is very happy and fortunate that her five year relation with Saif has finally converted into a marriage.
While talking to a leading daily, Bebo admitted that she and Saif are very balanced as a couple and compliment each other very well. She told, “And if I am very modern, then he kind of becomes protective. He is also someone who will always give me the right advice. When I ask Saif something he doesn’t take it lightly because he knows if I am asking him something; it must be very important. I take his words very seriously.”

Salman Khan opens wallet for Dabangg 2 crew members!

Dabangg 2 filming at last came to an end with its last schedule in Dubai. The completion of the movie obviously called for a celebration. Well, the celebrations were however done in a very unique way. It wasn’t the regular party, nach-gana and all. Instead, the film’s crew went on a shopping spree in the mall capital of the Middle East. What was more thrilling was that Salman Khan, the hero of the film, joined the crew too.
A source told, “Bhai had just finished shooting for the song Saanson Se sung by Sonu Nigam. The next morning everyone went for shopping. He called the crew and told them that it would be his treat.”
Salman declared: “You shop, I’ll pay.”
However, this did not come as a surprise to the crew, since everybody was aware of Salman’s generous nature.
“Salman is known for doing these little things for everybody around him. On the sets, he even ensures that everybody has eaten properly,” told the source.
The generous Khan also ordered them not to worry about the bill and that they could pick up whatever they wanted.
“There were 15-20 crew members. They picked up a lot of stuff – clothes, shoes, belts, watches and more. After a point in time, Bhai joined in as well. He picked up a few things for himself too. The bill, when it appeared, ran up to a few lakh. But Bhai did not even blink before paying,” the source further added.
In the meantime, the onlookers in the mall just couldn’t take their eyes off Salman Khan. “The other shoppers were excited to see their favourite Khan shopping at the mall. Salman is very popular in Dubai, more so after Dabangg, in which one song was shot in the city. A lot of people asked him for autographs and also to pose for pictures with them. Bhai was in a very good mood and readily posed for pictures with his fans,” told the source.

I keep gazing into Aamir’s eyes until he asks me not to: Rani Mukherjee

When Rani Mukherjee started her career, she had a huge crush on Aamir Khan. But then, she was a starter and she didn’t have the guts to look into Aamir’s eyes. And now after 14 years, they have come together for their third movie Talaash, and this time around Rani keeps gazing into his eyes until he asks her not to.
In 1998, both Aamir Khan and Rani came together for their first movie together Ghulam, The movie was a block buster at the Box Office. By the time Ghulam released, Aamir was already a superstar with movies like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Dil to his credit while Rani was a newcomer.
Recalling a few incidents on the sets of Ghulam, Rani told, “When I did my first film with him, I used to look at his shoes as I used to be all tensed and nervous. I was a huge Aamir Khan fan. I had a crush on him. When I had seen QSQT (‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’), I was in school.”
“I was very nervous while doing a romantic scene with him. I would look at his shoes because I couldn’t look into his eyes because I feared I would fall in love with him,” she further added.
“Now I look into his eyes. I keep gazing into his eyes until he asks me not to,” added the 34 year old actress.
Aamir and Rani share a good relationship off screen and she wishes that it lasts forever.
She told, “Over the years, Aamir and I have built a friendship which, I would like to believe, is for life. I would like to believe that I will be attending his 80th birthday also.”
Rani wouldn’t stop admiring Aamir Khan.
“He was a superstar when I did my first film with him and he is a much bigger superstar even now. His focus, dedication and sincerity towards his craft, his approach towards filmmaking, performance and character, has become greater and bigger with time,” she told.
Talaash is a crime thriller directed by Reema Kagti and also stars Kareena Kapoor. It’s set to release in theatres Nov 30.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Hrithik Roshan beats Salman in paycheck amount for a film!

Hrithik Roshan beats Salman Khan’s paycheck with his newest official remake of ‘Knight And Day’, bagging a whooping amout of Rs 30 crore. The original starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in the lead.
With Ek Tha Tiger, Salman Khan was the highest paid Bollywood actor, with YFR paying him Rs 27 crore. But now, Hrithik Roshan it is.
The Knight And Day remake stars Katrina Kaif in the lead, opposite Hrithik and is directed by Siddharth Anand.
Allegedly, after the super hit Agneepath, Hrithik has doubled his fee. According to a popular tabloid,‘several trade experts and analysts [have] confirmed Hrithik’s price hike off the record.’ This is the second time Hrithik has hiked his fees, first being in 2006, when the actor had hiked his fee by 21 per cent.
A trade analyst reveals, “So what if Hrithik is charging Rs 30 crore for the film? I think it’s less compared to what he gives in to his projects.”
Unlike few other Bollywood superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, who usually opt for profit sharing of their movies, Hrithik has stuck with the clear-cut payment model.
Hrithik is presently shooting for Krrish 3 with director daddy Rakesh Roshan, which will hit theaters on November 3, 2013.

My decisions are extremely emotional in nature: Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan has always been friendly with one and all in the film industry. Even his enmity with his contemporaries has always been under wraps.
Well, the year 2012 sees something very exciting. Shahrukh Khan’s film Jab Tak hai Jaan released in November mid week. Aamir Khan’s film is yet to hit theaters by end of November and Salman Khan’s Dabangg 2 will release on 21 December. Regarding this, Aamir has a lot to share and discuss.
Aamir told, “Of the three Khans — SRK, Salman and me — I`m the one who always goes with my heart. I am not unhappy with the tag that people think that I am intelligent. And if they think that I am a thinking person, there`s nothing wrong with that. But it is just not accurate. My decisions are extremely emotional in nature. If you ask for a logical reason for anything I do, I will not have any.”
Aamir further added, “Our films are releasing a few weeks apart from one another. I personally feel there is enough space for all our movies, especially if they are coming three weeks away from the other. I have always maintained that I want Salman and SRK`s films to do well, as should mine.”

Lara Dutta wants the Miss Universe tag even at 60!

Lara Dutta is very aware of her looks and is aware that she is beautiful. She tells that she’ll make sure, even at the age of 60, she looks beautiful enough to be called a Miss Universe.
The former Miss Universe was at the launch of the Fortune Rice Bran health oil at Taj in Mumbai.
“I would like it that when I’m sixty years old, someone walking down the street sees me and says “this many years ago she was Miss Universe”. I want to be able to look good to believe that. So I’m gonna make sure I take very good care of myself, and make sure that I look like a Millennium Miss Universe when I’m sixty years old,” Dutta told at the event.
Ahmedabad-based Adani Wilmar, promoters of the Fortune brand of edible oil have roped in Lara Dutta to promote the oil product.
“I am very very particular about the products that I endorse,” told Lara. The actress also stressed on the point that living starts with the harmony of mind, body and soul.
Lara Dutta recently gave birth to a baby girl. Weight issues are not a big concern to the actress. She says, her daughter is more important to her than her weight.
Meanwhile, Lara will soon be seen in director Bejoy Nambiar’ movie David, which also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tabu, Vinay Virmani and Isha Sharvani. The film is expected to release some time next year.

Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur’s honeymoon in the Caribbean Islands!

Vidya Balan and beau Siddharth Roy Kapur are taciturn about their marriage, but sources say that the preparations are on in full swing. It is heard that there will be a Punjabi-style sangeet on December 11, followed by an early morning Tamil wedding at a south Indian temple on December 14, followed by a reception.
“Siddharth and Vidya both want to keep it very private so she’s inviting only very very close friends and family,” tells Balan’s sisters friend.
Buzz also has it that Vidya Balan’s pet designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee will designing her entire bridal wear as well as her trousseau. He will design 18 saris for the trousseau and her family.
“All the saris will be in pure Chennai silk and he is himself going to Chennai to source the silk. In Tamil weddings, there’s a change in sari for different rituals during the wedding so she has two bridal saris, both warm-shaded silks and Sabya’s doing some exquisite work on them. The cholis will be very traditional,” tells a source.
The couple has also planned their honeymoon in the Caribbean Islands. They will then stay in their sea facing flat Parineeta, on Juhu Tara Road.

Either the awards are rigged or actors are paid for the presence: Abhay Deol

At the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Abhay Deol was a part of an interactive session. The actor had a lot to say about awards system in Bollywood.
According to Abhay, the award system in India is not clean. Either the awards are rigged or actors are paid for the presence and so they attend the function. “Talk to any actor off record and he will tell you, you either go because you are winning an award or you go because you are getting paid. Otherwise, you don’t go,” Abhay told.
Speaking candidly during the interactive session, Abhay further added, “In that case, pay me and I’ll perform. If you tell me you are awarding talent, then no. It is just an exercise in appeasing those you have worked with or appeasing those you want to work with.”
Recalling an incident way back in 2009, his film Dev D had made waves all around the nation. Abhay’s performance was electrifying and well-appreciated. However, leave alone an award, the actor was not even nominated for one.
“I was promoting ‘Road, Movie’ at the time the Filmfare Awards were happening, and no one wanted to talk to me about ‘Road…’. The entire press wanted to know why I wasn’t selected for an award. And I said, ‘It was a family fare. If you are part of the family, then you will get it.’ And I stick by that,” Abhay told.
“The validation that I might be doing something right is the fact that I didn’t get the award,” he mocked.

Sunny Leone’s item no. in Sunny Deol’s film!

News about Sunny Leone not doing an item number in Singh Sahib The Great are not true. Filmmaker Anil Sharma told the song is very much on and that he is keen to shoot the song with her and they are working on her dates.
Anil told, “Sunny Leone is a wonderful human being. She is a very good friend. We are trying to work on her dates. She is busy with her other projects. There are some date issues and nothing more than that. I want to work with her and we are trying to incorporate an item number with her.”
Recently rumors were Sunny Deol, who is in the main lead refused to work with the porn star as he wasn’t content about the jokes that were going on rounds about him and Sunny.
Anil Sharma clarified it and said, “All these are just rumors. Sunny Deol is one actor in Bollywood who is least interested in getting into controversies. He only wants each and every actor to grow. He was very upset after he got to know about the rumors.”
Shooting for “Singh Sahib The Great” will start Dec 10 and Anil Sharma told that it would be a “50 days schedule till January-end”.
“During the same time, I am planning to shoot for the item number as well,” added Anil who has roped in Ameesha Patel for the female lead.

Shahrukh and Deepika off to Goa together for Chennai Express!

Shahrukh Khan’s JTHJ just hit theaters last week, but the actor has already moved on. He is gearing up to shoot for his next project Chennai Express.
Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone are back together again, and this time it’s for Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express which is expected to release on Diwali next year. Rohit has already begun shooting for the film at his favorite location Goa, which is anyway packed these days as the season is kicking in. And that’s why; SRK and Deeps were spotted at the Mumbai airport where they were boarding the plane for Goa.
After Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express will be Shahrukh Khan and Deepika’s second movie together. Since Deepika made her debut opposite SRK in Om Shanti Om, she has always had deep respect for Bollywood’s Baadshah.
Deepika is looking ahead at a very busy 2013. Apart from the movies like Race 2, Kochadaiyaan, and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani that are up for release, the lady is also slated to do a movie with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
In the meantime, the Shahrukh-Katrina-ANushka starer Jab Tak Hai Jaan has been considered as a super hit and has already joined the 100 crore club.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Erase’ is an electro-pop number!

Priyanka Chopra’s international single ‘In My City’, was a mega hit. The actress next features in a song called ‘Erase’, a collaboration with The Chainsmokers. The group comprises New York-based producer/DJ duo Andrew Winter and Alex Pall.
Priyanka tells in a statement, “Music for me has been a very organic process. I have been fortunate enough to work with the best and the most passionate people in the business. I have my team to thank for ‘Erase’.”
“Even though I was hard at work on my debut music album they allowed me opportunity to break away and work with and feature on this single by ‘The Chainsmokers’. These guys are super talented and completely crazy, which made the whole process so much fun,” she told.
The song is an electro-pop number with heavy beats and loud synthesizers. This is a new genre to the actress and she is very impressive, with just the right accent.
‘Erase’ will be out in December 2012. However, a sneak preview of the song is available, which was released over the weekend. So far, the track has garnered over 25,000 plays within a day of the release.
The Chainsmokers told, “Working with Priyanka was such an incredible opportunity. Priyanka has such a sensual voice that really opens up which allowed us to create this big room vocal house sounds and still have a hard electro break.”

Beside Bebo, original ‘Munni’ Malaika features in Dabangg 2 item number!

Malaika Arora is back in Dabangg 2, looking sensational, sizzling and sexy. Oh! We all missed her, didn’t we?? Well, Dabangg 2 will now see two sexy and hot item ladies: Kareena Kapoor and Malaika Arora.
‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ is like the father of all item numbers. Every item track after Munni, took a cue from the number. Not just that. Every item song also competed and was compared to Munni. It’s like Malaika’s Munni was the benchmark for every item number. Leave alone the song, even the item girls were compared to Malaika Arora.
Malaika Arora is the undoubted and most successful item girl in Bollywood. The actress is all set to make a come back with a sizzling number for Dabangg 2, which is yet to be titled. Though she is very much a part of the movie, she is not ready to divulge any details about her part.
The 39-year-old actress recently verified, “I am a part of the film, but in what capacity, you will only know that once you see the film. So when you watch the film, then you will see me.”
Well, the first look of her sizzling ‘Munni’ avatar is already out, making the film look even more glamorous. Dabangg 2 will release on December 21.

Kareena Kapoor’s sexy move in ‘Fevicol Se’!

Kareena Kapoor sizzled in ‘Halkat Jawaani’ and now the actress is all set to take item numbers to another level with her newest item track in Dabangg 2,’Fevicol’.
The first look of the Favicol poster has the eye-catching Kareena clad in a black choli and a shimmery blue lungi, designed by Manish Malhotra. Her hair is kept open and she wears a gajra on her wrist. However, we think that Kareena’s look in the current item number, is very similar to that of her sizzling avatar in Halkat Jawaani.That’s how Bebo’s fans reacted too.
It is learnt that kareena Kapoors outfit is inspired from elder sister Karisma Kapoor’s attire in her famous track ‘Sarkaiye Lo Khatiya’ from the movie Raja Babu.
The item song ‘Fevicol Se’ also features Salman Khan. Dabangg 2 will release on December 21. The film headlines Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. Prakash Raj is the vilian and has replaced Sonu Sood. The film is directed by Arbaaz Khan.

Son of Sardaar Review

Son of Sardaar Review
Director :   Ashwini Dhir  Music :   Himesh Reshammiya and Sandeep Chowta
Lyrics :   Sameer Anjaan, Irshad Kamil, Manoj Yadav, Shabbir Ahmed and Ashwini Dhir 
Starring :   Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan (special appearance) 

‘Son of Sardaar’ comes in as an engaging treat. The multi-starrer action cum rom-com is quite a expected tale, but does unfold its share of subtle surprises. SOS is a typical masala entertainer. It’s got all the formula of an action-packed film. Ashwani Dhir’s direction is quite praiseworthy, considering the fact that the movie follows a traditional formula. The action sequences are a completely fantasy. Even Rajinikanth might seek certain tips to incorporate such hard-to-believe action sequences in his next! Nevertheless, the film is meant to be such. Certain portions are a bit of a drag, but the comic sequences will make up for the monotony. The cast has put up a good show. Overall, SOS is worth a watch, a complete family entertainer!
Someplace in a London Pub, Rajveer Singh (Ajay Devgn) is giving gyaan to a fellow sardar, surrounded by English goons. One of them (goons) goes for his turban. Singh seethes: "Sardar par joke karna, par joker mat samajna."
You are then treated to a full-grown Tamil ishtyle fight sequence with Rajveer even bouncing one English goon like a tennis ball! Well, you can't really blame the makers for this dynamic influence because SON OF SARDAAR is a remake of a south movie.
During the fight, towards the end, he is helped by his friend (Salman Khan) to knock out the last baddie. Then his uncle comes with a letter stating that Rajveer has to go to India to settle a property dispute. The price of the property is just Rs 50 lakhs, and we are given to understand that it is quite a bit of open land.
Rajveer is astonished about this new-found bounty. He is then told a story he is not aware of. His father had killed Ranvijay Singh's (Sanjay Dutt) uncle and was in turn killed by Ranvijay. They were looking to wipe out the entire family but Rajveer was sent to London and for 25 years Ranvijay has not tied the knot because he promised his family that until he kills the last person from that family, he will not rest.
As fate (read script) would have it, Rajveer lands in Ranvijay's house and then begins the action. For Ranvijay, a guest is like God, so they cannot kill Rajveer as long as he is in their house. When Rajveer learns about this fact, he designs ways and means to stay put in the house. Also, he has added reason to stay in the house –Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha), who he helped get into a running train, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege style.
‘Son of Sardaar’ is very funny in parts but is mostly contrived humour. How long can you stretch a joke, which finally becomes a joke on the one narrating it!
The sets are grand and colorful, the star power is there but with such a flimsy plot, ‘Son of Sardaar’ goes nowhere. This fact, even the characters know because even after their role has been accomplished they are hanging around for number's sake.
Being the hero, Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt have something to bite on to in their role. But for the rest, it's a stand and stare fest! Arjan Bajwa has this confused expression on his face all throughout his stay on the screen, while an established actress like Tanuja is left tied to the cot, bewildered.
Sonakshi Sinha is proving to be a good influence on the screen. She is neither sexy nor hot. But there's something about this girl that makes you want to look at the screen whenever she is on. She is cool in a typical Indian sense!
The movie is loud, dramatic and highly amusing.
On the whole, ‘Son of Sardaar’ is an absolute love and romance saga and worth to watch it.

'Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ Review

'Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ Review
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma
Direction: Yash Chopra

The King of Romance behind the camera directing the Badshah of Romance in front of the camera. And a script that boasts of solid, never-ending love. No, there cannot be a better way to portray love on the silver screen.

There is a basis why Yash Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan are called the Kings of Romance, they have managed to intertwine one memorable love story after the other that remains etched in our memories. 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', Yash Chopra's last directorial project had created ample pre-release buzz and the anticipation in the theatre was obvious. 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' is yet another impossible love story made believable by the conviction of the makers.
Samar Anand (Shah Rukh) does odd jobs in London for sustenance, unnecessary to say our quintessential Bollywood hero is versatile; he croons, he grooves, he has a heart of gold and he is charmer all the way. On a cold London night, while cleaning snow from the sidewalks, Samar falls for the beautiful Meera (Katrina Kaif), Indian billionaire's daughter who is always negotiating with God and cutting deals to accomplish her unfulfilled wishes. Quite visibly their love for each other is mired by impossibilities.
Yash Chopra romances are historically high on sacrifices and the two besotted lovers are driven apart by circumstances. Our polite odd-job man is now Major Samar Anand, nicknamed 'The man who cannot die' because of his daredevil acts of courage. Rookie documentary filmmaker, Akira (Anushka Sharma) wants to movie the fearless bomb squad head and needless to say, the feisty kudi soon finds herself falling hook, line and sinker for our strong army man.
At 47, Shah Rukh, still strikes the right notes as the typical romantic hero. Anushka acts her part with ease but Katrina still needs to work on getting the emotional parts right.
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh in an extended cameo make for a pleasant watch; and the scene where Neetu Singh meets Katrina is unusually moving. Anupam Kher as Meera’s dad doesn’t really have a lot to do.
Cut to direction. Only somebody like Yash Chopra could have made those mesmerizing locales of Pehalgam and Ladakh come alive on celluloid. London, on the other hand, is beautiful – be it in winter, rain or summer.

Rahman's music too doesn't really grow on you after you have watched the movie. AR Rahman’s music in the film somewhere seems underused. The songs ‘Challa’, ‘Ishq Shava’ and ‘Saans Mein’ are a delight to the ears. The Master Musician’s ‘Heer’ is a beautiful song. The numbers are hummable, and nice ones; but just that. They aren’t exactly exceptional. We’ve had better specimens from Rahman in the past, and will sure have better ones in the future.
JTHJ doesn't quite stand out like some of Yash Chopra's earlier works and the pace of the second half seems to drag a bit. It's just that when you watch the movie, the canvas is pleasing, the characters are lovely and the story restores your faith in good, in love and in impossible relationships.
Yash Chopra, you made sure that you will live on and that your last film will be remembered - jab tak hai jaan!
On the whole, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ is an absolute love and romance saga and worth to watch it.

Aamir Khan experiences police work in real after sunset!

Aamir Khan, who is commonly known as Bollywood’s perfectionist, has left no stone unturned to fit completely into the role of a policeman for his upcoming crime/thriller Talaash.
Seemingly, Aamir interacted with Policeman who were on patrol in the night to know more about their work after sundown. He went through this trouble just so that he could give the perfect shots for Talaash.
Aamir will be seen as inspector Shekhawat, and in the film most of the shooting has taken place after sunset.
A source told, “Almost all of the major scenes have been shot during the night. Since the shooting would take place after sunset, there would be cops on the sets. Aamir often chatted with them asking details about their work and inquiring about the places that they would visit often.”
Another source told, “Night seems to be a key player in the film’s story. The idea of making this movie had also stemmed from an incident involving cops that was witnessed by Zoya and Reema who then wrote this project.”
Talaash is directed by Reema Kagti and also stars Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee. The movie will hit screens on the 30 of this month.

Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla will part of Uttar Pradesh based ‘Gulab Gang’!

Madhuri Dixit was firstly cast as the lead actress in Gulab Gang, but since the script demanded another powerful actress, Anubhav Sinha decided to cast Juhi Chawla too.
Can it get any better? Madhuri and Juhi, both of them were top actresses in the late 80s and 90s but they never shared screen space together. And possibly Anubhav Sinha has already got it right, with directing both the powerful performers in Gulab Gang. Anubhav thought of Juhi when he watched Son Of Sardar, for which Juhi has been highly praised for her splendid acting.
Anubhav was in high regard of both the female leads while talking to the media. He told, “Gulab Gang is about two iconic female characters. I couldn’t have pulled off a better cast than the two most iconic female stars, Madhuri and Juhi, together for the first time on Indian screen.”
According to Anubhav, the movie is an action-drama with two women at loggerheads. And that’s why he needed two actresses who could give their best performances.
Madhuri Dixit has already started working for the movie, she is busy selecting her costumes and getting the right look for the role. Juhi is very thrilled about the movie. The movie also stars actress Mahie Gill and Shilpa Shukla, who are also powerhouses of acting.
Gulab Gang is based on a true incident and an all-female gang called ‘Gulabi Gang’ from Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region. The gang stands for women suffering from domestic violence and other social problems.

Aamir Khan doesn’t believe in BO figures for film success!

The ’3 Idiots’ star thinks that box office numbers can be confusing. He believes that the posh figures aren’t a great way to decide how well a movie is made or liked by its viewers. This view seems to contradict the popular thinking that Rs 100 crore is the new definition of a box office success.
Though three of his movies have earned over Rs 100 crores and been touted major box office hits, the actor refuses to believe in the number game. Aamir khan told that a lot of people go watch a movie because a particular actor is starring in it. In his words “…success means when we as creative team sit together to watch a movie before it releases… feel that we have succeeded in making what we set out to do.” He told that if the team feels that they’ve come close to doing it, it’s the first sign of success. And that he is the last person to look at figures. He only reflects on them later to estimate how well a movie of his was received.  He tells that numbers are only one of the many ways to understand how well a film does, and not necessarily the most important one.
The actor stresses the importance of giving credit to the whole team for the success of a movie. He tells ‘Film making is a team effort…its tough’. And that every member of the film-making crew, right from the director to the sound and set engineers play an important role.
This multitalented actor is without doubt a humble one. We are looking forward to seeing how his next film ‘Talaash’ fares on the box office and with the spectators.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan is the first film to list in U.S top 10 big grossers!

Last weekend the final Yash Chopra directorial endeavor entered the U.S top 10 at number 8, grossing $1.3 million. This is a rare thing for a bollywood film in BO rankings usually dominated by American ones.
The film has earned over £4.7m overseas making it the highest opening Bollywood movie ever in the US, UK, Australia and the Middle East. The three hour long film has made the charts along with the Hollywood biggies like the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn at the number one spot, 007 Bond Movie Skyfall at number two, Spielberg’s Lincoln at the third spot, Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph at fourth and Flight starring Denzel Washington at fifth.
The huge openings have been attributed to the loyal bollywood fans in the US. Jeff Bock, the exhibitor relations expert noted that ‘It is very rare for a Bollywood movie to make Top 10”. He also told that ‘…almost every week there is a new Bollywood film in limited release, and every now and then  they do open in the top 10”.
This movie was cinema legend, Yash Chopra’s, last. The man was really praised for his directorial skills and screen-writing. He will absolutely be missed in the bollywood fraternity as well as the masses. The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh even went far as to title the late director as “an icon of Indian Cinema” and told that he would be remembered by millions.

Bollywood Celebrities justfy Kasab’s hanging!

When reports of Kasab’s hanging and burial in Pune reached the citizens of India, its stars choose to express their opinions about the execution on their twitter feeds. Some choose to simply rejoice while others posted their condolences for the families affected in 26/11 blast. Here’s a bunch of tweets from Bollywood Celebs.
Abhishek Bachchan: Man who should be honoured today: the one who captured Kasab: Asst Sub Inspector Tukaram Omble
Mahesh Bhatt: A life for so many lives! You kill and violate the sanctity of life then your life should be taken & in the same manner as the life you took.
Celina Jaitley: Well done Govt. Of India however, the source of the ideology of the fanatics who turn young men into terrorists is still alive. Today R Veer Shaheed & the victims of 26/11s horrendous acts of terrorism will finally Rest In Peace.. Kasab u & ur mates will burn in hell
Riteish Deshmukh: #kasab hanging – congratulations govt of India – for doing it so effectively. For once the govt broke the news n not the news channels.
Siddharth: The death penalty scares me no end…having said that, Ajmal Kasab needed to die. He’s going to realize that the whole heaven thing…was a lie.
Shreya Ghoshal: Kasab, the lone surviving 26/11 terrorist, hanged at 7.30AM at Yervada Jail in Pune: Senior state government official.” Finally!
Randeep Hooda: Kasab hanged at 730 am at yerwada jail. About time. Jai Hind!!!!
Aftab Shivdasani: Finally Kasab hangs… Prayers for 26/11 victims and their families
Tanuj Garg: Ajmal Kasab’s hanging is only the beginning. He was but a foot soldier. What about the masterminds roaming free in a neighboring country?
Suresh Menon: Can we get some tax relief now that the govt doesn’t have to spend so much on Kasab’s security!
Kunal Kohli: Now that Kasab has been executed, can we also get his handlers & the planners who attacked my city? We need them executed too. Kasab has been hanged! Finally, God forbid there’s a next time we need to hang/execute such terrorists faster.
Vishal Dadlani: Kasab was just an errand-boy with a gun. India is thrilled with his death, but the real culprits must be laughing at our sheer gullibility!
Ken Ghosh: Kasab is now facing the highest of all courts! Sentences meted out here are for all eternity
Kailash Kher: Finally Kasab Got Hanged, Justice implemented in India, the world Believed our Law. Our People will be glad n in trust with governance.
Madhur Bhandarkar : #Kasab’s execution is a victory not only for the mumbaiker who suffered at the hands of terror, but the entire nation.
Farah Khan: Kasab finally hangs. A day of vindication 4 d people who lost their loved ones 26/11. May terrorists all over know that their fates r sealed

My kids are very understanding for lock lips with Katrina: Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan’s on screen kiss with Katrina Kaif in their latest movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan, never seems to come to a full stop. After the media and fans making a big issue about it, it’s now SRK’s kids who talk about their reaction on seeing their dad lock lips with the beautiful Katrina.
Shahrukh Khan told, both Aryan and Suhana are very understanding and are aware of the fact that their dad is an actor and has to do things on screen to justify his roles.
“For me the film is more than just the kissing scene, and I am an actor and that’s what I do for a living. Not only my kids, (but also) people around here (media), everyone knows that I am an actor. So there is no awkwardness or intense reaction to what I do on screen,” SRK said. The megastar was at the launch of his business project KidZania, in Mumbai.
In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shahrukh Khan has kissed his leading lady for the first time in his career as an actor.
SRK revealed, “I had a couple of rules actually – that I won’t ride a horse and I won’t kiss. Both are cumbersome. I don’t know how to do both on screen.”
“I will be very honest. Adi ( Aditya Chopra), Yash ji and Katrina, and I say this with all humility and thankfulness to them, that they knew I was awkward, I had issues and I am a very easy actor to work with. They are like my family and they said, ‘You don’t have to do this’ and then they got together and they forced me and then even paid me for it.”
It is said that the scene that was seen on screen was just a fleeting moment of lip-locking. Apparently, its was a long passionate kiss between SRK and Katrina; however, King Khan requested Aditya Chopra to cut it down.
Shahrukh also shared his experience about working with Katrina Kaif, one of the most sought-after stars of Bollywood.
He told, “I have never rehearsed for the song. But I saw Katrina rehearse for #IshqShaava and realized how rehearsals are important.”

Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam are love birds again?

After the mega hit Vicky Donor, director Shoojit Sircar is set to cast Ayushmann Khurrana afresh for his upcoming movie Hamara Bajaj. The director has two ladies in mind for the role.
He told, “I have two leading ladies in mind for this film – Yami Gautam and Parineeti Chopra. Both of them are wonderful actresses. I feel both of them will fit the role, I would like to work with them,” he also added that as of now, he has only finalized Ayushmann Khurrana for the movie.
“Let’s see how things shape up, than we will decide whom to cast,” he further added.
After delivering superb performances in Vicky Donor, both Yami Gautam and Ayushmann Khurrana look great together on screen. Their performances were up to the mark and most certainly they will come together for the film.
Hamara Bajaj will go on the floors in mid-2013, and will be produced by John Abraham. John was also the producer of Vicky Donor.
Shoojit told, “My movie is in its scripting stage…We are planning to shoot the film in Bhopal, Lucknow, Delhi and other locations.”
As of now, Ayushmann is busy with his forthcoming project Nautanki Saala. The movie also stars Kunal Roy Kapur.

Sexy Poonam Pandey’s shocking ‘Nasha’ for bold scenes crazy fans!

Poonam Pandey’s debut film Nasha has finally gone on floors. And the controversy queen tells that all her fans will be astonished with her bold scenes and boldness in the movie.
Poonam told, “I am a bold person, so I was quite comfortable shooting for the bold scenes. In fact, I enjoyed shooting for the bold scenes. I am here to entertain the viewers and I am doing my job.”
The shooting of the movie began on Nov 5, and the will wrap up early next year. The cast and crew of “Nasha” have been shooting since Nov 5.
Poonam Pandey told, “We started shooting for the film Nov 5 in Mahabaleshwar. It was amazing shooting here. The weather is cold, but it’s a perfect location for the movie.”
“We are shooting few scenes in the open and some scenes inside the rooms,” she further added.
Jism fame director Amit Saxena is directing the movie.
The first look of “Nasha” was shot recently and Poonam Pandey told, “I know everybody loved the first look, but trust me it was not easy shooting for that. I had to pose for each and every alphabet to make it look authentic and it was not easy. It was difficult but I am glad everybody loved it.”
Have a look at the first poster of Poonam Pandey’s forthcoming movie Nashaa!

Saif Ali Khan works hard to get time for honeymoon with Kareena!

Saif Ali Khan has been working very hard to make sure that he completes the Race sequel before taking his wife Kareena Kapoor for a honeymoon.
Saif can’t wait any longer. It’s been more than a month since they got wedded, but Saif has been involved in a lot of work and hasn’t been able to take some time off. But now Saif is looking forward to take his wife someplace far away and very soon!
A source told, “Saif wants to make sure that all his work for the sequel of Race is completed and out of the way so that he can take his much-deserved break. Only the dubbing was remaining and the actor finished it in six days flat, while working 10 hours at a stretch.”
The source also further added that Saif never worked this hard even for his home production. “He wouldn’t dub for more than three hours at a stretch. Looks like he is in a hurry to get away.” The final print of the movie will be out in January when Saif is scheduled to leave for his holiday.
Saif Ali Khan will be seen in Race 2 next, while Kareena Kapoor will be sen opposite Aamir Khan in Talaash.

Now Katrina Kaif is Rs 3 crore stage performer!

Katrina Kaif is presently the most sought after actress in Bollywood. But, she is never prepared to accept the fact. From the past few years, things have been falling completely in place for the leggy young woman. The newest we hear is that Katrina has bagged an award show act worth 3 crore. The event will take place in January.
According to a source, the event organizers “lately met Kat and she has agreed to perform at the function and will be dancing on her latest hit Ishq shava, Chikni Chameli and Sheila Ki Jawani along with a medley of her other hit songs.”
“Katrina has the maximum number of hit songs in her kitty since the past few years. All we can say is that Kat is totally worth it!” tells an insider from the Awards Organizing team.
Buzz has it that Katrina will share parts of her earnings from the performance with her mother, Suzanne Turquotte’s Chennai based charity.
If the news is true, Katrina will become the highest paid actress in the category.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sonakshi Sinha has no animosity with Farah Khan!

Ever since the filming of Joker, all wasn’t going very well between the makers of the movie, Farah Khan-Shirish Kunder and the lead pair, Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha. Things were pretty clear too, when the stars were not seen actively promoting the movie.
At a new event, Farah, hinting at the past, told that no matter what, the lead stars of any movie should by the film and that she will work with those who stand by the movie.
But, Sonakshi clearing the air, tells, “I was part of promotions. It is wrong to point fingers that I have not promoted the film. I know things are being written about me as well. I don’t think the result of the box office changes the equation between two people. Farah is very cordial to me, she is very nice to me there is no animosity with her.”
“I have known Farah from before I interacted with Shirish when I signed the film. The working experience with Shirish was good. With Farah it is like an elder sister, it was wonderful to work with her when she was choreographing. She is jovial, full of life,” she told.
‘Joker’, a fantasy movie, opened to a very poor start and bombed big time at the box office. However, Sonakshi is not discouraged with the film’s failure. “I think success and failure are part of every profession, everyone goes through it. ‘Joker’ was a risk that everyone took. It did not do well, audience did not accept it, it is ok. It happens,” Sonakshi told.

Alia Bhatt is a south Indian?

Alia Bhatt, has been the talk of bollywood ever since her debut movie Student Of The Year, which was directed and produced by Karan Johar. Well Alia has surely had a dream start in the film industry as the cutie has already bagged her next movie. Alia Bhatt will next be seen in ’2 states’ opposite Arjun Kapoor.
A lot will be expected from the film as its being co-produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala. Karan wanted to make the declaration of Alia being in ’2 States’ only after SOTY released. Since SOTY is still doing so well, and Sajid loved Alia’s acting capabilities, both Karan and Sajid think that she is perfect for the role.
Seemingly, Karan and his team have already started preparing the young actress for her character in the film. ’2 States’ will be directed by Abhishek Verman, who is also making his debut as a director. Abhishek has previously worked as a creative director on Karan’s movie Student Of the Year.
’2 states’ will only go on floors once Arjun Kapoor is done with YRF’s Aurangazeb.2
Like in the novel, Arjun Kapoor will be seen as a Punjabi boy, while Alia Bhatt gets to play a beautiful and a clever South Indian girl.

Katrina is cool about Shahrukh’s pulling leg act in media!

Salman Khan frequently makes fun of his ex-girlfriend, Katrina Kaif and the actress is very cool about it. We guess, Shahrukh Khan, Katrina’s co-star in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, is also following Salman’s footsteps as the actor was also seen pulling Katrina leg, at a recent press event. This time too, Katrina didn’t mind.
So what does Katrina Kaif have to say about all this?
Well, the actress doesn’t mind, as she feels she is no unfamiliar person to the industry and so why take offense simply…
“They’re not going to do that if they are not open with me. We share a good rapport with each other. I’ve known Salman for quite a long time now and he is a good friend. Apart from being a fabulous co-star, Shah Rukh is chivalry personified. The very fact that they crack jokes and make people laugh at my expense proves the kind of rapport I share with both of them. Besides, who doesn’t like to make others laugh?” asked Katrina Kaif.
Katrina Kaif also told that she is not allergic to humour, “These media events are usually tedious with the clich├ęd questions asked again and again. Under such dull conditions, if they decide to poke harmless fun at me, I don’t see anything wrong with that. On the contrary, it brightens up the ambiance and the people end up saying ‘maza aaya’ while leaving the room. I think that’s how it should be. We are all just doing our job here and I don’t take myself seriously.”
Katrina is all set to star opposite Shahrukh Khan, in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, a Yash Chopra film. JTHJ also headlines Anushka Sharma.
It is heard that Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif’s pair is in huge demand. Now that the award season is fast approaching, event organizers have already started working on whom to sign for various stage performances. SRK-Kats name tops the list on every event organizers.

Malaika Arora confirms about friend Kareena’s special item number!

Malaika Arora, created a sensation with her item number ‘Munni Badnaam’ in the smash hit movie Dabangg. Now, the diva is all set to recreate the magic in the sequel of the film Dabangg 2. But Malaika is being tight lipped about her role in the movie.
“I am a part of the film, but in what capacity, you will only know that once you see the film. So when you watch the film, then you will see me,” Malaika told at the recent Belnder’s Pride fashion show.
While Malaika isn’t ready to reveal in any details about her part, she tells that she is very happy that her friend and actress Kareena Kapoor is a part of the home production.
But Malaika won’t be missing out, as she too will be doing an item number in the film. Seemingly, Malaika Arora shot a song with Salman titled ‘Pandeyji Ceete Maare’for the movie.
But, she has also made it clear that she is happy that Kareena Kapoor is doing a special song in Dabangg 2.
“Kareena is unquestionably a part of our film and I am really glad that she is there and will be doing a special song in our film,” she told.
Dabangg 2 will see Salman back in action as a cop and Sonakshi will be seen as his wife. The movie is directed by Malaika’s husband and Salman’s brother Arbaaz Khan.
The movie expected to hit theaters on Dec 21. .