over Story : We have lost the Pop Sensation Michael Jackson

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Rimi Sen Interview On Sankat City

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My favorite song on rain is Rim jhim rim jhim Divyanka Tripathi

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I want someone who is more sorted Chandana Sharma

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Cover Story : Disasters pile up; no respite for Bollywood

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 NONE OF MY DIRECTORS LISTEN TO MESaif Ali Khan tells JYOTHI VENKATESH that he decided to turn a producer with Love Aaj Kal because after having spent eighteen years in the film business he wanted to be ion his own steam.

I Have Been a Huge Fan Of Saif Since i Saw Him in Dil Chahta Hai

DEEPIKA PADUKONE tells JYOTHI VENKATESH that Kareena Kapoor is not insecure as an actress to demand that Saif should replace Deepika in Love Aaj Kal with her, just because Saif is her boy friend and Imtiaz Ali is her favorite director after Jab We Met, when he meets her at PVR Lower Parel for this interview

Hiten Rajgor To Play The Role Of Shiney Ahuja in a Film To Be Made Inspired By The Rape Case

Hiten Rajgor is in the news these days ever since he was signed to play the lead in the film Chamak The Shine to be launched inspired by the recent Shiney Ahuja rape case.

I Havent Plagiarized: Pritam Chakraborty

The super successful Pritam Chakraborty is a very unhappy man right now.


SHINEY AHUJA tells JYOTHI VENKATESH on the sets of Accident, that he prefers to spend time after pack up with his wife Anupam and his daughter, who he loves very dearly, ironically just three days before he was arrested on the charge of raping his maid

What is your role in Accident?
I play the role of Akshat, an IT guy who is working in California in Accident which is being produced by Pritish Nandy Communications and directed by Abhijeet Bhattacharya.The film is about how horror strikes and what happens when Akshat decides to move to India for a change, along with his wife played by Soha Ali Khan. I can identify a lot with the role of Akshat, because like Akshat, my sister and brother in law who were also in IT have come back to India from the USA

Considering the fact that you are always extra choosy as an actor, what made you grab the project?
I liked the script as well as the team behind the project and hence decided to grab the project though it is true that I have been extra choosy about my films and select very few that appeal to me. In order of preference I go by first the script and my role and then I see who the director is and then the team.

How has the experience of working with a director like Abhijeet been?
It has been wonderful working with a director like Abhijeet because he is a perfect mix ion visual aesthetics and performance. Abhijeet has a good grip over his actors and their performances, especially since he has an ad background.

Why do you have this reputation of not being friendly with your leading ladies?
An actor need not be a good friend of every actor with whom he is acting, though he has to be friendly. I am friendly with my co-actors. I may know you for several years but that does not mean that you are my best friend.

Preity Zinta did not invite you to her party after the shoot of Har Pal. Why?
Yes. It is true that Preity Zinta who is my leading lady in Jahnu Barua’s Har Pal did not invite me to a party that she hosted. So what? However let me clarify that what Preity had stated had been picked out of context by the media. Preity had only stated that both she and I did not hang out after the shoot with each other. What she said was true.

You have been described as shy and introvert. Describe the real Shiney Ahuja!
Neither have I ever been extra friendly nor have I insulted any one in my life. Let me assert that I am neither shy nor an introvert as I have been labeled all these years ever since I had made my debut with Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaar Khwahishen Aisi. It is just that I prefer to spend as much time with my wife Anupam and daughter who I love dearly, as soon as the pack up is announced.

Is it true that you have made an attempt to break your image as an actor with Har Pal?
As an actor, it has never been my endeavor to break my image. Though I played a negative role in Vinod Pandey’s Sins, I played a serious role in Hazaar Khwahishen Aisi. In Jahnu Barua’s Har Pal, I do not have a serious image. It is my first ever romantic comedy, though Preity has essayed similar roles before. It is in fact a different film for Jahnu Barua who has been making serious issue based films earlier including Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara.

Do you think that it is a handicap as an actor, being saddled with serious roles?
You would not believe it but the fact is that when I was doing theatre way back in Delhi, I had never ever done a serious role and all my friends there used to tell me not to try to go to Mumbai and try my luck as an actor in Bollywood for the simple reason that I was not at all cut out to do serious roles.

Why did you decide to do a small part in a big set up like Bhool Bhulaiya?
I decided to take up the offer to do a part in an Akshay Kumar project like Bhool Bhulaiya only because the film had Priyadarshan as the director and ten times more budget than the kind of films which I used to do earlier. I feel that it is good to be a part of a film that has a certain reach.

How did you feel being overshadowed in Bhool Bhulaiya?
If you ask me whether I felt overshadowed by Akshay Kumar in the film, all that I can say that I am only a three year old actor in films whereas Akshay has put in nineteen more years than I have. I have always believed in my part and my director. Considering that all the jokes in the film start only after Akshay makes his entry in the interval of the film, it was a foregone conclusion that Akshay would walk away with all the applause in the film.

There is a complaint against you that you interfere with your directors.
I do not know how I have been labeled as an interfering actor. It is far from true. I just do my job as an actor and do not interfere with my directors. Earlier the media used to write that Aamir was interfering with his directors but now that Aamir has proved to be a successful mega star, now it is being said that Aamir is only contributing for the betterment of his film.

Which films are in your kitty after Har Pal and Accident?
Right now I am excited about playing the interesting role of Richard in James Ordinez in his International film Silver Cord. I was zeroed in for the project after the producers had seen my performances in films like Gangster and Hazaar Khwahishen Aisi. Silver Cord is a science fiction romantic film. It is quite sad that in India science fiction films have never worked in the past because we try to cut corners and make a 30 crores film in 3 crores. -Sampurn Media

I am as beautiful as PEACOCK

I dont want to be a puppet-Rimi Sen

Tell us something about your film Sankat City?
It’s a comedy film, kind of slapstick but a movie that you can watch. The storyline and characterisation is good. It is a situational comedy but more sensible than any other comedy film. They have not done over the top to get the attention of audience

“Sharmila-ji didn’t source her own sarees” - Costume designer, ‘Morning Walk’

Recently there was a news piece making the rounds that for her upcoming film ‘Morning Walk’, Sharmila Tagore insisted on designing her own wardrobe. She did so in order to go with her character in the film and hence went out of her way to source Baluchari and Daccai sarees from West Bengal.

I am not comfortable in short clothes - Rimi Sen

Q. What is fashion according to you?

Longinus long journey

The remarkable craft in Slumdog Millionaire continues to bag the honours. Choreographer Longinus Fernandez is recently honoured by the Astaire for the song Jai ho… “I am enthralled from with in and I am happy that I could reach till here. I owe my success to my family who stood by me through thick and thin. I would also thank Farah Khan for believing in me, supporting me and also recommending me to people. I know deep down her heart she is more than happy for my success and of course Danny Boyle”, Longinus expresses.

Instrumental music always interests me- Anushka Manchanda

One of the VIVA girl’s Anushka Manchanda has come a long way in this industry. After the group spilt because of differences, Anushka got to work as VJ for Channel [V] for a short time. She has also been in the modelling world.

Katrina kaif has lost her original voice while dubbing in proper hindi

katrina-kaifWho says Katrina can’t speak proper Hindi? She’s been practising constantly with friends and in her dubbing, so much so that Katrina has almost lost her voice. The dubbing for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani has taken its toll on her throat. Raj Kumar Santoshi is always known to be very particular about his actors’ lamguage. For Ranbir in  Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani who has a lot of colloquial Hindi to speak, he has personally been supervising the dubbing.

Nymphomaniac from ‘Bheja Fry’ compares cricket with orgasm

She was termed as ‘nymphomaniac’ in ‘Bheja Fry’ (2007). Couple of years after the release of the films, she continues to be stuck with that image even though she has worked in different films ever since then. While ‘My Friend Ganesha’ (2008) saw her playing a young mom, recent release ‘Kal Kissne Dekha’ (2009) had her play a bombshell professor.

Raghu in unexpected form

Raghuram who gave nightmare to the contestants in MTV Roadies, got candid in an interview talking about his film, fundas and future. Reality show specialist will be for the first time dealing with fiction with the film   1-800-love. So guys get geared to expect many unexpected avatar of his.       

Asin Injured and Alone In Her New Home

Asin has badly injured her right leg while practising her martial arts Kalaripayattu in Kerala.

Mangeshkar for the next generation

The music album ‘Naav Maaza Shaami’’ is introducing a new voice Radha Mangeshkar. Her Last name precisely hints her belonging to the biggest musical family in the film industry. She is the niece of melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and daughter of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar. Radha is the 3rd generation of Mangeshkar gharana into singing. Her debut album comprises of marathi folk songs. Legendary marathi poet ND Manohar, Sudhir Moghe and Late BB Borkar have written the lyrics of the songs. Her father who is also her guru have composed the music.  

KKD, ZLKH add on to long list of 2009 flops

Both Hindi releases that arrived over the weekend gone by, Kal Kissne Dekha and Zor Lagaa Ke Haiya, have failed at the box office. While former was a much publicized and promoted launch vehicle of Jackky Bhagnani and Vaishali Desai, the latter was just not promoted at all in spite of the presence of Mithun Chakravorty.

Could Shiney Ahuja Be Guilty? Filmakers React

Mahesh Bhatt: “The news has shocked and shamed us. The Shiny we at  Vishesh Films worked with  in Gangter and Woh Lamhe is  not  the  demon that surfaced in  the media on Sunday night. If what is alleged  is proved  in  the courts  we must condemn the dastardly deed with all our might.Our outrage cannot be selective

John Studied The Holy Quran Very Closely For New York

For Saif Ali Khan getting conversant with the holy Quran to play the jehadi in Rensil D’Silva’s Kurbaan was relatively easier.

Indian wellness in vogue in top global spas

BANGKOK - Ayurveda-based treatments are getting popular in most of the top spas across the globe. Now another traditional Indian system ‘vastu’ - which believes positive energy emanates from how all things material are arranged - is also taking root at these health and healing resorts.

Only for you my child

When we played with him in the yard, Mother would come out and say, "You’re tearing up the grass”. “We’re not raising grass," Dad would reply.  "We’re raising boys."…is the household tale. Though he is always been accused of spoiling us, he continues to spoil. “MY DADDY STRONGEST and he has the unprecedented powers to make impossible possible for me”… And thus they are our super-dad’s. Our televisions super-dad’s share their fatherly experience with us. 

I am not judgmental about love in Love aaj Kal

IMTIAZ ALI tells JYOTHI VENKATESH that as a filmmaker he did not cast Kareena Kapoor after Jab We Met in Love Aaj Kal though Saif Ali Khan has produced the film because he did not want to spoil his film by casting the wrong actress even though he is Kareena’s favorite director

Vashu Bhagnani Refuses To Let Shah Rukh Khan Share Publicity With Son Jackky Accuses Director Of Unbecoming Conduct

Producer Vashu Bhagnani’s war with his director Vivek Sharma just got murkier.

Women have more guts than men: Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar was his usual entertaining self off screen during the press meet of his upcoming film, Kambakkht Ishq. Following are the excerpts from his interview taken that time.

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