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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Film Industry Organises Silent Protest To Remember Gang Rape Victim's Death

Shabana Azmi called for a silent protest at the death of Delhi gang rape victim Amaanat at the Kaifi Azmi Park in Mmbai today evening. Shabana Azmi, Genelia Dsouza, Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Om Puri, Kunal Kapoor, Sonali Bendre, Satish Kaushik, Nadira Babbar, Kailash Kher, Javed Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Prasoon Joshi, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik etc were present. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Why Does Salman Khan Want Critics To Try Their Hand At Direction?

In an interview with me a short while back, Salman Khan said that he makes movies for people at large and not for four critics who have issues with my films. "If the critics know so much then why don't they make a film. Except for Khalid Mohammad who made two films, none of the critics have made films,"  said Salman. 

"I Don't Follow Any Script While Anchoring Bigg Boss 6": Salman Khan

In an interview with me a short while back, Salman Khan said that there's no script given to him while canning his episodes of Bigg Boss season 6 and everything is improvised by him on the sets. "I watch all the episodes on a daily basis and if I miss any episode then I watch it on a DVD,"said Salman. Talking about the various contestants, Salman said that Imam seems to be putting up an act to some extent and even Rajeev Paul. 

"Dilip Shukla Is The Dialogue Writer Of Andaaz Apna Apna": Salman Khan

In an interview with me a short while back Salman Khan disclosed that Dabangg and Dabangg 2 writer Dilip Shukla had also written the dialogues of the cult classic Andaaz Apna Apna. Speaking on the controversy as to who created the character of Chulbul Pandey whether it was Dilip Sukla or diretor Abhinav Kashyap, Salman said that the work speaks for itself. Shukla on his part said that he never spoke about the controversy and would prefer that his work does the talking. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

John Abraham To Unveil Standard Chartered Marathon Trophy Tomo Dec 21

John Abraham will unveil the 10th edition trophy of Standard Chartered Marathon, Mumbai in 2013 at an event in Bombay tomorrow December 21, 2012. 

Salman To Be Present At Special Sreening Of Dabangg 2 Today Dec 20

Salman Khan along with many other Bollywood celebrities will be present at a special screening of Dabangg 2 at a multiplex in Bombay today December 20. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hrithik, Arjun And Sohail To Launch Kai Po Che First Look Promo On Dec 20

Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal and Sohail Khan will launch the first look promo of 'Kai Po Che' at an event in Bombay tomorrow December 20. The principle starcast of the film and director Abhishrk Kapoor will also be present. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat's novel 'The Three Mistakes Of My Life'. I have read the novel and found it thoroughly gripping but I wonder if the film will honestly depict the staunch stance against the fascist incidents of Gujarat especially because writer Chetan Bhagat has been displaying a new low of sycophancy for Chief Minister Narendra Modi off late through his buttered-up tweets canvassing for Modi. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"John Is Hot; Saif Super-Talkative, Funny...": Jacqueline Fernandez

Kareena Kapoor On Talaash, Dabangg 2, Satyagraha, Film With Imran Khan..

Suzanne Roshan, Preity Zinta, Gul Panag To Be At Style Du Jour....

First edition of Grey Goose Style Du Jour will be held in Bombay today December 18, 2012. Suzanne Roshan, Gul Panag, Preity Zinta, Ameesha Patel, Pooja Bedi, Kabir Bedi etc are expected to be present. 

Kamal Hassan To Be Present At Vishwaroopam Press Con Today

A press conference for the movie 'Vishwaroopam' will be held in Bombay today December 18, 2012. Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Javed Akhtar and Shankar Ehsan Loy will be present. 

Karisma Kapoor To Be Announced As A Radio Jockey Today

Karisma Kapoor will be announced as the new Radio Jockey of Big 92.7 at a hotel in Bombay today December 18, 2012. This will surely make Radio a bigger platform for sure. 

Film Finance Conference And Awards To Be Held Today December 18

The second edition of Film Finance Conference and Awards will be held at a five star hotel in Bombay today December 18, 2012. Govind Nihalani, N Chandra, Pahlaj Nihalani, Milan Luthria, Rakeysh Mehra, Dibakar Banerji, Abhishek Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor etc will be present.  

Kareena Kapoor To Be At Filmfare Awards Press Conference Today

Kareena Kapoor will be present at a press conference in Delhi today December 18, 2012 with regards to Filmfare Awards 2012. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Priyanka Chopra To Announce Association With Blenders Fashion Tour Tomo Dec 14

Priyanka Chopra will address the media tomorrow December 14, 2012 at a press conference in Bombay to announce her musical association with Blenders Fashion Tour. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Aamir Khan On His Criterion For Doing A Film

Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par, Rang De Basanti and 3 Idiots are films that will be remembered amongst the best films of Hindi cinema even twenty years down the line. I asked Aamir Khan in an interview post the success of Talaash, if it is a conscious effort on his part to make films for posterity, films that rise beyond Box Office records and weekend madness. "Only thing that I am thinking when I am selecting a film is that do I like it. The story does it affect me, move me, touch me and if it does then I want to be a part of it. At that time I don't know what the business will be, I don't know whether it will be remembered in posterity, whether it will turn out the way we want it to turn out. I know none of that. I just know that it excites me. I know that the next two years of my life I will have a great time working on this material. That's all I am concerned with. It makes me happy," Aamir said. 

"P.K. Has Its Fair Share Of Humour": Aamir Khan

Raju Hirani is a rare director who wonderfully blends massy humour with intellectual brilliance. I asked Aamir Khan in an interview post the success of Talaash, if P.K. will also be having Hirani's trademark humour that works superbly with front benchers and this is what Khan had to say: "Raju has a great sense of humour and I think it is one of the big aspects of all his films. I think P.K. also has its fair share of humour." 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Deepika To Be Launched As Garnier Girl Today Dec 7

Deepika Padukone is the nest brand ambassador of Garnier. Deepika will be officially announced as the ambassador at an event in Bombay today December 7, 2012. 

The Attacks Of 26/11 To Be Screened At Berlin Film Festival?

Ram Gopal Varma in an interview with me said that there are plans of screening his latest film 'The Attacks Of 26/11' at the Berlin Film Festival. RGV also disclosed that the film will be releasing sometime in March 2013. The first look promo should be coming out in a week's time from now. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dabangg 2 To Have More Screens Than Jab Tak Hai Jaan In The Overseas Market?

"I am in constant dialogue with my international distributors as to how they propose to make Dabangg 2 a little more unique than the normal way of exploiting a film. They have some plans how to get more presence felt internationally maybe even explore areas of international release that have not happened in the past. The entire world is there for you to exploit. You could be opening a few markets which were not existing say till six months back," said Arbaaz Khan in an interview with me about the overseas release strategy of his film Dabangg 2. Any tentative number of screens internationally? "Very difficult to say. But they will probably be the highest number of screens that an Indian film has released in." More than Jab Tak Hai Jaan as well? "I don't know but I would presume if they (Eros) feel confident that they can do it then yeah...," Arbaaz said. 

Mahi Gill Has A Special Appearance In Dabangg 2

"My love interest in the first version of Dabangg 2 (Mahi Gill) has a special appearance in Dabangg 2," said Arbaaz Khan in an interview with me. I had taken a question from Celeste from Milan, Italy who had mentioned that "Arbaaz is one of the most handsome Indian men." When I told Arbaaz about it, he said, "Wow, I've put on a little weight while making this film and I need to shed that." 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Malaika Arbaaz To Indulge In A Conversation: What Makes Her Feel Special

Malaika Arora Khan will be indulging in a conversation with her husband Arbaaz Khan on the subject of "What makes her feel special" at a plush hotel in Bombay on Thursday December 5, 2012. 

Hrithik Roshan To Launch World's Largest Vending Machine Tomo Dec 4

Hrithik Roshan along with Hotwheels team xtreme will launch the world's largest thrill machine (read Vending machine) tomorrow December 4. Hrithik has been mentioned as the captain of the Hotwheels team. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Aamir Khan On Talaash, Dhoom 3, Hajj Experience, Satyamev Jayate 2, His Directorial Next

Aamir Khan gives his wholehearted attention to everything that he does. That includes giving interviews too. It is a treat to speak to him since he makes everyone around him completely at ease. The interview before the release of his film Talaash turned out very well. We featured it in a four part series and the response has been extraordinary with over 6.5 lac video views. I am sharing all the four parts in this blog post.

"I Am Not A Logical Person, I Am An Emotional Person"

"I'm Surprised No Film Has Broken The Record Of 3 Idiots"

Aamir On Dhoom 3, P.K., Satyamev Jayate Season 2, His Next Directorial Venture

Aamir On Dhoom 3 Leaked Videos, Why He Stays Away From Twitter/ Facebook And Will He Start Blogging Again

"Dabangg 2 Writer Dilip Shukla Is A Very Nice Mind": Salman Khan

Writer Dilip Shukla along with Abhinav Kashyap had co-written the script and dialogues of Dabangg and now he is the solo writer of Dabangg 2. In an interview with Slaman Khan, I asked for his opinion on Shukla and this is what Salman had to say. "He is an amazing writer. A very nice mind. I like him," Salman said.  

"Sajid Nadiadwala Wanted To Direct After Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega": Salman Khan

"I thought if Sajid (Nadiadwala) is going to make a film with me, then he might as well direct it as well," said Salman Khan in an interview with me. "After Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, he wanted to direct but it didn't work out. Now, when he is producing a film, he might as well direct it as well," Salman added. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

"Jhootiya Saala In Dabangg 2 Was Coined By Me": Arbaaz Khan

Maa ki jhooti khasam nahin khaana chahiye, Jhootiya saala  is a punchy dialogue in the theatrical trailer of Dabangg 2. Salman Khan has contributed punchy dialogues in Dabangg, Ready etc so is this dialogue written by him as well? "That word Jhootiya was coined by me. The dialogue was maa ki jhooti khasam nahin khaana chahiye and he shoots. I just told him how about Maa ki jhooti khasam nahin khaana chahiye, jhootiya saala. He said, this is nice. I said then say it," said Arbaaz Khan in an interview with me. "Salman generally contributes a lot to his character and his role, dialogues. I have learnt now on this film a little more about Salman the actor than I did knowing him for such a long time even in the last film," Arbaaz added. 

"Chulbul Pandey Is Salman Khan And Salman Khan Is Chulbul Pandey": Arbaaz Khan

Salman Khan has had many hits in the past and will have many hits in the future but one character that will always be remembered is the iconic Chulbul Pandey from Dabangg. In an interview with me, this is what director of Dabangg 2 Arbaaz Khan said: "When an actor and character become synonymous then it is an unbelievable thing. Chulbul Pandey is Salman Khan and Salman Khan is Chulbul Pandey. And he is Dabangg. Salman has made it his own. There is one character that was in the script and there was one character that was interpreted by Salman. Little nuances that Salman brought to the character with his experience as a star and his own ability of the body language that he put into the character, simple thing like moustache, the way he speaks his lines, his style have all made this character so iconic. I can't recollect a character other than Munnabhai or Chulbul Pandey that springs in the mind in the recent times. Hope we continue with this legacy and hope we keep giving more films to entertain people."