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  • Maaya 5:19 am on August 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Arbaaz Khan delighted with award for Varun Sharma 

    Varun Sharma has recently won an online poll for Best Actor in a comic role, courtesy his stupendous act in Fukrey which brought him all around laurels. While the youngster is of course flying high with continued recognition he is gaining even a year after he was first seen on the big screen, he has also managed to keep the producer of his next film Dolly Ki Doli happy.

    “Yes, it is a matter of pride to see an actor from my film seeing such good appreciation,” says Arbaaz, who chose Varun as one of the key protagonists in his Sonam Kapoor starrer, “He was excellent in Fukrey and the awards he is getting are all well deserved. What impresses me most is that he has how own brand of comedy; he doesn’t mimic anyone or follows a traditional path. He is an original and that is what is making him stand out.”

    That is pretty apparent from the fact that despite competition from the entire Grand Masti (Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani) and Go Goa Gone (Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Virr Das) team, Varun managed to come up trumps and emerge at the top.

    No wonder, one can …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 5:19 am on August 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Salman Khan to upstage the Toronto Film festival 

    Kick superstar Salman Khan will take off for a 3-day tour of Toronto from August 28 to promote Vinay Virmani’s big-ticket film Dr. Cabbie.

    The flash decision to fly in Salman to Toronto post Kick was taken in a move to upstage the Toronto Film Festival which starts on September 4.

    Dr. Cabbie, directed by Jean-Francois Pouliet was to premier at the Toronto Film festival. But, with a clutter of Hindi films being screened at the Festival this year, the Toronto-based actor Vinay Virmani and his entrepreneur-dad Ajay Virmani have decided against screening Dr. Cabbie at the Festival. Instead, they have decided to steal the Indian thunder at the Toronto Film Festival by inviting Salman Khan, the official producer of Dr. Cabbie to Toronto just days before the film.

    While the details of Salman Khan’s activities in Toronto during his 3-day visit are being kept a secret, it is reliably learnt that Salman Khan would spend an extensive part of his time in Toronto interacting with Indian cab drivers in Toronto.

    Says a source, “That’s what the film is about. It is about the adventures of a young taxi driver in Canada who moonlights as a doctor.

    Local cabbies would …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 5:19 am on August 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Kajol starrer produced by Ajay Devgn to start in October 

    “We are starting in October,” says director Ram Madhvani, who has got the very selective Kajol to agree to be in his feature film.

    Apparently, Kajol, who has been saying no to practically everything on offer immediately said yes to Madhvani’s project.

    “We know each other for years. We’ve worked together in several ads. I’ve somehow convinced myself into believing ad-making is high-art. Anyway, somewhere Kajol and I developed a mutual trust and respect while working on the ads. When I went to her with this subject she agreed to do it,” says Madhvani.

    At the moment, he is not allowed to reveal any more information except that the film will be produced by Kajol’s husband Ajay Devgn, though he won’t be playing any role in the film.

    Says Madhvani, “To direct Kajol in a feature film is an incredible challenge. She has excelled in every conceivable part. I’ve to make sure she goes beyond what she has already done. I’ve not directed a full-length film for a very long time. I couldn’t have hoped for a better return to full-length direction.”

    The schedule beginning in October would be worked around Kajol’s domestic duties.

    “Of course, the mother comes first, always. …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 5:19 am on August 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Sanjay Leela Bhansalis new muse is Priyanka Chopra 

    On her new pal Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s request, Priyanka Chopra flew into Mumbai specially to attend to the first-look event for Mary Kom and to attend a special birthday party hosted by the filmmaker for his new favourite.

    In fact, Priyanka flew out to the US straight after the party at SLB’s residence on Friday night.

    It was Aishwarya Rai, who at one time, inspired Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make a trilogy of great films, namely Devdas, Hum…Dil De Chuke Sanam, and Guzaarish. For a while, it was Rani Mukerji who seemed to occupy SLB’s muse-space. Then, it seemed Deepika Padukone had taken over as SLB’s resident muse when he signed her for Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani.
    But it’s Priyanka Chopra, with whom SLB has hit it off like no other actress before, so much so that he actually did the unthinkable for Priyanka Chopra.

    Says a source close to SLB, “Never in his life, would Sanjay have dreamt of hosting a party for anyone in his house. In fact, he has never had a party in his house. But he did it for PC last week, on the occasion of her birthday. He not only hosted a birthday party for …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 2:36 am on August 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Nurture Nature — Don’t Wage War Against It 

    Dia Mirza has waged a war in support of Tiger Conservation in India and she urges you to join in
    …read more

    Via: bollywoodjournalist

  • Maaya 2:35 pm on August 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    It was difficult interviewing Karan Johar 

    Q: What was your reaction when you were asked to host the show ‘Look Who’s Talking’?
    My first reaction was to not host it at all. Because I’m not a camera friendly person. Secondly, there are too many chat shows right now. And other people who are doing it are doing it really well. So my logic was why do I need to do a chat show? But the makers of Look Who’s Talking had great faith that I could pull off the chat show. Also, I didn’t want to do a chat show because I didn’t want to tailor myself to something that is going on television. If at all I do a chat show it has to be close to my personality. After a lot of brain storming, Look Who’s Talking happened and I’m happy with the final product.

    Q: You know the most of the stars personally. How easy or difficult was it to get them on board?

    All the stars on the show were forthcoming. I’m just the medium in the show. I just wanted to ask questions and move away. It should look like the stars are talking to the audience. All my interviews went well except it …read more

    Via: filmfare

  • Maaya 11:31 am on August 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Movie Review: 22 Jump Street 

    Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

    Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Ice Cube, Amber Stevens,Wyatt Russell, Jillian Bell and Jimmy Tatro

    22 Jump Street takes off from 21 Jump Street. Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Gregory Jenko (Channing Tatum) are told to infiltrate a college in order to catch the dealer of new designer drug WHYPHY, which has already led to the death of student. They think its exactly like last time, when they went undercover in a Highschool but they soon find out that college is way, way different…

    Now, as fanboys must know, 21 Jump Steet, the TV series, jumpstarted the career of Johnny Depp, blah, blah, blah… It was a straight-jacket police procedural, high on action and low on comedy but the films have thankfully deviated from that and bloomed into a full comedy franchise. Sequels are tricky and have been known to really stink but this one is better and bawdier than the original.

    Yes, the rude language and sexual and toilet humour dominates the proceedings but there is an emotional depth underneath that balances it all out. Morton is basically nerdy and Jenko is more of a Jock and the duo naturally deviate to their …read more

    Via: filmfare

  • Maaya 11:16 am on August 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Local people from Sri Lanka cast in Bombay Velvet 

    He captured the gruesome brutality of a small town named Wasseypur in his films Gangs of Wasseypur I &II and now Anurag Kashyap is all set to enter a complete commercial space with Bombay Velvet that will present Mumbai in a different era altogether.

    However, a lot about the movie including the fact that it brings together Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma for the first time is very special. Despite the fact that the film represents the most popular Indian city, it was not shot in India. Bombay Velvet is completely shot in Sri Lanka where a huge set was erected that looks similar to the Bombay of the 60s. Also, a novel technique was adapted for the casting of the film.

    The makers decided to cast many Sri Lankans in the film and took a new route of finding the right people. To create awareness, various advertisements were placed in the newspapers about cast requirements. Since, the film will showcase the Bombay of the 60′s and its dynamic cosmopolitan life, consulates of India, Russia, USA & UK were approached to get Indian and foreign characters. Many tourists and foreigners from abroad who have settled in Sri Lanka were contacted …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 11:16 am on August 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Arjun Kapoor Deepika Padukone might visit your house looking for Fanny 

    With its unique casting coup, Finding Fanny has already increased the curiosity among the audience and the trailer has only added to it. The English language Bollywood film however has its unique promotional strategies.

    In a bid to promote the film, the cast of Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny, which includes Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor, will be paying surprise visits at the homes of people in various cities to find Fanny Fernandez. Makers of Finding Fanny are gearing up to make this meet and greet more interesting and exciting. The makers want the promotions to be true to the film – and keep it quirky right from the word go!

    Finding Fanny is an off the wall, comical story about a bunch of oddballs who venture out to find Stefanie Fernandes (Fanny); in the process, they discover a strange sense of solace and love amongst each other, and end up seeing a point to their previously pointless lives.

    This is the first time that Deepika Padukone will be romancing Arjun Kapoor on screen. While Deepika has worked with Homi previously in the hit film Cocktail, Arjun has never worked with director before. Moreover, the film will also see Deepika …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 11:16 am on August 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Movie Review: Hercules 

    Director: Brett Ratner

    Cast: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewel and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

    Finally the Rock has come back to corny action movies. He’s picked up the mythological action-movie gauntlet where he left it with The Scorpion King. But Dwayne Johnson’s return to the loincloth bearing duties is far from his best. Hercules is too formulaic, too seeped in mythology clichés. It feels like we’re watching updated reruns of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Conan movies, minus the B-movie monster suits. It all used to be fun at one point and then we grew up to the likes of Peter Jackson and Gore Verbinski.

    So in director Brett Ratner’s 2014 reiteration of the age old Greek saga we have a very Samoan looking lead man play a chap rampaging through Greece as the mighty Hercules, son of Zeus. Sinbad would’ve been acceptable but The Rock playing Hercules is pushing suspension of disbelief a bit too far. If you can look past the cultural disparity you’ll find a run of the mill, the-world-needs-a-hero escapade. A fellow and his gang of merry men (and one very pretty Amazonian woman) form a band of mercenaries. The leader is Hercules and while the jury may …read more

    Via: filmfare

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