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Monday, September 24, 2007

Nikita Anand's Dil Dosti

Her upcoming movie Dil Dosti etc. is a Prakash Jha movie where she was caste opposite to Shreyas Talpade and Naseeruddin Shah's son Imaad. But that is not enough when u talk about her. She was the Ms. India Universe 2003.

Abhishek is doing Rakeysh Mehra's Delhi 6

Though both the parties are maintaining a tight-lipped silence on –record, it is safe and correct to state that Abhishek Bachchan who was the original choice for the role is finally doing Rakeysh Mehra’s autobiographical Delhi 6.

The film chronicles the director's growing-up years in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi, and the title refers to the postal pincode for the area where Rakeysh Mehra's film unfolds.

Abhishek, it would be remembered was always the first choice for the role. Mehra and the younger Bachchan, fast friends and creative collaborators since Rakeysh was supposed to direct Abhishek's debut in Samjhauta Express, fell apart over date problems.

The project then went to Hrithik Roshan (who said yes, then no since he didn't want any ill will with the Bachchans), Rang De Basanti's Siddharth (who also declined for reasons best known to him) and finally the bright superstar-in-the-making Ranbir Kapoor (who had a problem connecting with the script).

"Like they say, Daane-daane par likha hai khane wale ka naam. The world is indeed round. The fact that the project has returned to Abhishek proves it," says a source close to the project, while Abhishek in his habitually diplomatic way is cautious. "Right now, it's too early to talk about it."

He now leaves for Nambia for the shooting of Goldie Behl's Drona. The dates for Delhi 6 will be worked out when Abhishek returns. The film is expected to be shot in the summer of 2008 in Delhi.

Is Sanjay Bhansali making Hamari Jaan Ho Tum?

If reports from an imaginative section of the media are to be believed, Sanjay Bhansali has already firmed in on his next project. And it's called; hold your breath, Hamari Jaan Ho Tum.

Before we moved ahead with this mushy mythical yarn, let's rewind quickly to the exquisite soundtrack of Saawariya where one of the most melodious tracks has the cutest love lyrics that go, ‘Thode badmaash ho tum thode nadaan ho tum / haan magar yeh sach hai hamari jaan ho tum’.

Indeed Hamari Jaan Ho Tum was an idea that the moviemaking magician was toying with after the success of Black. It was a story about young love in which Sanjay wanted to cast Udit Narayan's son and Mahesh Bhatt-Soni Razdan's daughter.

So is that going to be his next project? Laughs the beleaguered director, "Right now I’m too consumed by the release of Saawariya to even think about what I'll do next. My music composer Monty Sharma and I are busy putting together the background score. Do you know, Monty is the first composer I've worked with who writes music? He knows the musical notations and he puts every note of a tune down on paper before recording them. Such precision in musicianship I’ve never encountered before. I can't think beyond Monty and his music right now."

As for Hamari Jaan Ho Tum, Sanjay has no plans of making that in the immediate future.

Hrithik Roshan to endorse Cinthol

After endorsing everything from cola to cell phones, the Indian ‘Greek God’ Hrithik Roshan will now endorse Cinthol. It seems like he intends to carry forward the ‘Hrithikmania’ into advertisements as well.

Father Rakesh Roshan confirms, “Yes it’s true that he is doing the Cinthol ad, however I am not aware of the further details.” The legal formalities are still on; however by the end of week, work on the ad would begin.

Hrithik’s next release is going to be Ashutosh Gowarikar’s grand venture Jodhaa Akbar, which is slated to release on January 25.

Amisha Patel snubbed big time

Amisha Patel is an intelligent girl but is she equally skilled actor? Looking at the list of recent her films it seems the gujju lass is running out of steam. Her Honeymoon Travels bombed at box office and the upcoming Bhool Bhulaiyaa promos don't even feature her.

Though she has high hopes from the film it seems Priyan has completely sidelined her for current rage Vidya balan. This has made Amisha extremely upset with director and even the producers T. Series.

Amisha plays the lead actress opposite Akshay Kumar however the posters show her standing with character actors like Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Manoj Joshi and Paresh Rawal, whereas Vidya Balan is sitting pretty next to Akki despite being paired with Shiney Ahuja, the second lead.

According to sorces, Amisha was very upset when she saw the posters and immediately called Priyan but it was too late by then as all the posters were designed and sent for printing.

To add fuel to fire even the music CD covers carry the same design, so Amisha has decided not to promote the film.

Though Priyan maintains that he was not aware that Amisha was upset. He says, "I have seen the posters and the CD covers you are referring to, and if Amisha is hurt and feels let down then she has every right to be. These kind of things do let you down."

I don't want to be a Lover boy: Neil Nitin Mukesh

Neil Nitin Mukesh, who plays Vikram in Sriram Raghavan's 'Johnny Gaddar', worked as a child artiste in 'Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni'. Now he is a confident young man, with a smile to kill for, and, of course, a face that makes women go weak in the knees. This hunk is all set to rock Bollywood with his confidence. We manage to speak with him on his life.

Tell us something about 'Johny Gaddar'.
The movie is about five friends who want to make quick money. I am playing the character of Vikram, the most ambitious, because of whom the others get into a soup.

One of the five friends turns out to be a crook, and another is murdered. Everyone tries to solve the mystery of this murdered man, and there is huge twist towards the end of the movie.

What was it like, working with Rimi Sen?
Rimi is fabulous - a very composed actress. She has been in the industry for over three years, and that makes her a senior. She is extremely helpful, and a good human being.

Tell us about yourself.
I had a normal childhood, like most other children. I graduated from HR College, with a B.Com degree. At my father's insistence, I have been very focused on my career since I was in the 12th standard. I did a 4-month workshop with Kishore Namit Kapoor and also at Anupam Kher's institute, during vacations.

I also assisted Aditya Chopra in his movie 'Mujhse Dosti Karoge', when I was in college. I did receive offers as a lead actor earlier, but I did not want to debut with a love story. I chose to wait.

Then Sriram offered me this movie soon - I was impressed with the script, which demanded an ensemble cast.

Does this mean that you will not do any love stories?
Nothing like that, it's just that I did not want a set image as a lover boy. People learn a lot of things before coming into the industry. I chose to learn how to act. I am confident that people will remember me on the basis of my work.

You come from a family of singers, yet you chose to be an actor.
I have always wanted to be an actor. It has been my childhood dream. I have also worked in Yash Raj's movie 'Vijay' and Vimal Kumar's 'Jaise Karni Wiasi Bharni' as a child artiste when I was around 4 years old.

Yash Raj uncle used to give me a box of chocolates everyday. I loved my job because of those chocolates at the end of the day.

When I played the role of Govinda as a child in 'Jaise Karni Waise Bharni', I was appreciated more than Govinda and that left an impression on my mind. If I had become a singer, people would have expected a lot more from me because of my father and grandfather.

Do you regret not being a singer?
No, not at all. My grandfather and father entertained people by singing and I do that with my acting.

Did your father ever force you to become a singer?
Never. He is the most supportive father, guiding me in the right direction. I had the freedom to choose whatever career I wanted, wherever my interest lay. He is not a friend, but a father. He never imposed anything on me, and, at the launch of the movie's music, he was more excited than I was.

Actors take to singing quite a bit these days. Do you think you will consider such a step?
Of course (laughs). I am not that bad and you know the background I come from. I will consider singing if the script of the movie demands it.

What are your future plans?
After this movie I am doing 'Tera Kya Hoga Johnny', which is a Sudhir Mishra movie. The 'Johnny' factor in the title is a co-incidence, and it is not a sequel to my first movie. Apart from that I have signed two movies with Adlabs, but I would not like to discuss it now

Child artist Bittu to turn director

Vishal Desai popularly known as ‘Master Bittu’ will soon be directing a film for BR Films. Vishal was a famous child artist in 70’s and has acted in movies like Chupke Chupke, Amar Akbar Anthony, Mr.Natwarlal, Do Aur Do Paanch and Yaarana. Vishal however continued his passion for films by assisting Ravi Chopra in films like Baghban, Baabul and presently in Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai under the banner of BR Films.

Ravi Chopra confirms, “Vishal is my assistant and we shall definitely back him up in his project. Presently, he is working on the script, once that is ready we will go ahead with it.”

Ravi Chopra is currently busy with Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai, which is a working title for the film. It was recently reported that Chopra is adapting Paritosh Painter’s hit play ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil’ into a film. However, Chopra says that nothing is confirmed on that front and contrary to the report, he has definitely not decided upon a title for it. “Yes, we are interested in the play but we are still in talks regarding this project. And no, we have not banked upon any name yet,” says Ravi Chopra.

Ram Gopal Varma Is Still A Great Director (!)

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Ram Gopal Varma made the film 'Aggi' that kept down many from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari. There is no film viewer who praised the film. Everybody blasted it and also called the 'worst movie; in the career of Ram Gopal Varma'. But Abhishek Bachchan in an interview given this morning says that Ram Gopal Varma is the most talented director.

Yes, his talent was seen earlier but not seen now, is the comment from audiences.

Well, there is a reason for this statement of Abhishek Bachchan. Ram Gopal Varma is now making Sarkar Raj with entire Bachchan family- Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya- and hence the relation ship management is required. No one knows if Bachchan family works for another film after Sarkar Raj! Indeed, that all depends on the success of Sarkar Raj

Director Says Autobiographies Are Silly

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Bollywood director Karan Johar says that writing autobiographies is only personal interest but not so useful to society.

He says, "Making a note about one's own self and putting it in the form of a book and selling is something silly. At the same time, in the fashion of telling all facts, some people are hurting people after many years. It proves to be an unnecessary curtain raiser for controversies. I don't like them personally".

He is underlining Vyjayanthi Mala and Dev Anand as known to all.


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