Bollywood Toons Imam plays Sallu – Sallu

Bollywood Toons: Imam plays Sallu - Sallu

By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Nov 22, 2012 - 10:29 IST


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Bollywood actors Tabu, Irrfan Khan promote ‘Life of Pi’ in Goa

Bollywood actors Tabu, Irrfan Khan promote ‘Life of Pi’ in GoaPanaji: Bollywood actors Tabu and Irrfan Khan promoted their forthcoming film ‘Life of Pi’ in Panaji, Goa on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Khan said: “It is a long journey and I cannot sum it up in few words. It could be a story of anything, for me it was a story of tiger, tiger who symbolizes our inner sense, which symbolizes, how I existed on planet. It could be a story of a boy, of a human being, his spirits and his struggles, the victory of his spirit, it could be a story of a boat, which was lying there, which was not used and suddenly a storm comes and the boat was used and that is the greatness of a story teller, I mean, if you look it from a different angle, it works any which way.”

Expected to be shot in 3D, Canadian Martel’s (Manners of Dying) Man Booker Prize and other awards winning novel is an adventure tale about 16-year old Pi Patel stranded on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, an injured zebra, and a hungry Bengal tiger in Pacific Ocean on his voyage from India to Canada.

It has reportedly sold millions of copies and was a global publishing phenomenon. Keith Robinson adapted it into a play and toured England. Tabu said: “I have an interesting role, I am playing Pi’s mother and it is about a family.

Pi is a central character of a film, I am not, but I did it, because I think, it is a lovely story to be a part of. It has a wonderful story and that is why I have done it.”

The film uses computer-generated imagery to bring a cinematic feel to the spiritual tale of a Hindu boy who survives a shipwreck and gets stranded on a lifeboat for 227 days with a spotted hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger. It is director Lee`s riskiest film to date, even after 2005`s ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ for which he won the best director Oscar.

That film generated controversy for breaking barriers about gay portrayals on screen. ‘Life of Pi’ stars novice Indian actor Suraj Sharma, who was plucked from more than 3,000 hopefuls. The film is slated to be released on December 14, 2012.

ANI

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Sajid pays homage to Kader Khan with Himmatwala

It appears that when Sajid Khan said he wanted to pay homage to the 'masala' films of the 80s with Himmatwala, he really meant it. While he has ensured that the look and characterization of his actors as well as the overall setting and milieu is similar to that of the era gone by, insiders confirm that the same holds true for the film's dialogues as well.

"The original Himmatwala with Jeetendra and Sridevi had Kader Khan writing dialogues which were totally mass oriented. In fact the veteran actor and writer is credited with penning dialogues of over 100 films, most of them in the 80s and majority of them starring Jeetendra and Amitabh Bachchan. For his version of Himmatwala, Sajid wanted some 'damdaar' dialogues that enticed 'taali maar' amongst audience", informs a source.

While he was nostalgic about Kader Khan's work, Sajid's brief to his writers Sajid-Farhad was also to step into a similar zone and bring on the kind of mass friendly dialogues that could send single screen audiences in ruptures.

"This suits Ajay Devgn's on-screen persona as well because whenever he has indulged in some heavy duty dialogue-baazi, case in point being Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (which was again set in the 70s), it has been lapped up with open arms. For Sajid, the very package of Ajay, 80s situations and Kader Khan style of dialogues worked perfectly", the source continues.

"Why just single screen audience, I am sure even family crowds at multiplexes will go completely crazy with the kind of dialogues we have in the film. I have grown up on Kader Khan's highly dramatic lines and am sure that he would be very proud of what we have written. In fact if I get an opportunity, I would even walkthrough these dialogues with him", says Sajid Khan.

Those who have had a sneak peek at some of the spoken lines so far vouch for the veteran to approve. However we would love to see it for ourselves once the First Look is out.

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Minissha learns Haryanvi for Zilla Ghaziabad

Being an actor is not all that easy; we bet our very own Minissha Lamba will be able to vouch for that. Minissha attended a workshop not just to learn Haryanvi but also to perfect the accent for her forthcoming film Zilla Ghaziabad.

Learning a new language for the film was an enriching experience for her. For Zilla Ghaziabad, she was trained in Haryanvi by a professional trainer. "The movie was an enriching experience. I play a glamorous, forward woman from Ghaziabad, who speaks the typical dialect of the district. It doesn't take as much of an effort to get a hang of it, since I am basically a girl of the north, but it was totally worth the effort," says Minissha.

In the past, Minissha had learnt Dakini language for Well Done Abba.

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Deepika Padukone Bollywood’s busiest actress

Deepika padukone pic 200x200 One of the busiest actresses in Bollywood today, Deepika is currently working on three movies simultaneously, one of which is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.The grapevine on the Deepika and Ranveer dating story started as the actors are spending considerable time for their workshops. Known to be a perfectionist, Bhansali has set up a workshop to train the lead pair on various techniques that reportedly takes up 15 to 18 hours a day. Under such rigorous training regiment, it would be very difficult for both the actors to have any personal time, let alone spend time dating.

The busy actress could not even take a day off to visit her family for Diwali. Deepika’s closest friends have also been complaining about her not being able to spend quality time with them, as the actress has barely taken a break post her last successful outing in Cocktail.

The upcoming film is also written by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and will star Deepika and Ranveer. Shooting for the film began in September and the film’s official release date is yet to be announced.The busy actress will be seen next in Race 2 which releases on January 25th and is also shooting for Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express co-starring Shahrukh Khan,Ayan Mukherjee’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani with Ranbir Kapoor and Kochadaiyaan with Rajnikanth.


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Ram Gopal Varma to showcase short film on 26/11 Friday

Ram Gopal Varma photo 200x154 Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma will Friday show his 15-minute film on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to people closely linked to the incident, including policemen and survivors.

“I did this film after extensive research and after in-depth interviews with not only the policemen but also survivors and others directly and indirectly connected to the incidents,” said Varma.

“The terrorist attacks of 26/11 were probably the most horrific happenings in post-independence India and the intention of the film is to truthfully portray the emotional aspects of those tragic moments.

So it has nothing to do with the launch date (Nov 23) being near or far to the (incident’s) anniversary date (Nov 26) but it is to do with the true intent of making this film,” he said.

In the film, Varma has shown the exact sequence of events of that night.

“Many of us know of the attacks which happened that night but very few of us have a knowledge of how they happened and that is exactly what we felt should be known to everyone in the world and hence we decided to make this film both for the Indian and international audiences.”

The film’s cast mostly has new actors, he said. – IANS


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Even after 8 years, Vivek, Riteish, Aftab chemistry intact

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Actor Aftab Shivdasani is shooting for “Grand Masti” with Vivek Oberoi and Riteish Deshmukh and says that even after eight years their chemistry has not changed.

“Grand Masti” is a sequel to 2004 adult comedy “Masti” that had all the three actors in the lead role.

“There was a gap of eight years, so obviously every person must have grown as an actor. But the important thing is that even after eight years, the chemistry has not changed. We are so comfortable with each other, enjoying so much, there is no ego, no clash,” the 34-year-old said here Tuesday in an interview.

“We have already shot for 40 days but I have never felt like I don’t want to go to the shooting or I don’t want to talk to anyone. Every one is working in a fun mood, this film has been a breeze,” he added.

Indra Kumar, who had directed “Masti”, is wielding the megaphone for the part two as well.

“Masti” featured Vivek, Riteish and Aftab as three friends who decide to cheat on their wives, played by Amrita Rao, Genelia D’Souza and Tara Sharma respectively.

But for “Grand Masti” Maryam Zakaria, Kainaat Arora, Bruna Abdullah and Sonalee Kulkarni will join them in the cast. Ajay Devgn will also feature in it.

Meanwhile, Aftab does not want to call “Grand Masti” a sequel and instead terms it as a franchise.

“It’s not a sequel, it’s a franchise. I guess franchise is a safer option because people kind of know what to expect when it comes to a franchise or a sequel. At the same time, it has its own brand equity in place. You know that people had liked the brand in the past, so obviously, they will want to see the second part,” Aftab said. – IANS


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Jacqueline Feranandez set to impress with stunts in ‘Race 2′

jacqueline fernandez photo 200x268 Actress Jacqueline Feranandez showed her daring side when she performed a combat sequence in her upcoming slick thriller “Race 2″.

In the film, Jacqueline will be seen performing a fencing sequence using swords and knives, with Saif Ali Khan in tow. The film releases Jan 25.

Fencing is a sport of armed combat using three weapons – foil, epee and saber. Jacqueline learned and performed the epee and sabre centred-fencing sequence, which combines the use of swords, knives and cavalry weapons.

“We got two experts from Vietnam to teach her. A sequence like this needs style and grace and you can’t hurry it up or it will not be justified. Jacqueline, on her part, worked hard for two months to learn the moves,” said Abbas of the director duo Abbas-Mustan.

“She wore a fitted costume showing off her curves, with her hair flowing loose. Head gear is worn during fencing, but if we did that people would have assumed a stunt double was doing the scene. So we took cinematic liberty and left her hair loose which looks good with the moves and proves that she’s doing the stunt,” he added.

The actress was gung-ho about performing her stunts and refused to use a body double.

“When Jacqueline was briefed about the scene, she was quite excited and decided that she wanted to perform the stunt herself,” said an insider.

“On the day of the shoot, Peter Haines (action director) and Abbas-Mustan were amazed with how much she had learned. In addition to the fencing combat, the scene also involved front and back flips which she practiced for extensively and finally gave her take without even any harness,” the insider added. – IANS


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Riya Sen exposing her deep cleavage

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