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Sanjay Dutt is in the interview [Department]

May 16, 2012

In this no holds barred interview Sanjay Dutt talks about his approach to acting, his role in Department, his forthcoming films and his resolve to steer ahead of politics.

What is your role in Department?

I play a tough cop Mahadev Bhosle of ATS in Department, which is a hard-core action thriller that deals with the politics within the police force.

In what way is the role different from the roles of the cop that you have essayed earlier in various films?

An actor has got to play different roles. Even if he has to play a character that he has played earlier, what makes the character different from the ones that the actor has played earlier is the persona or for that matter the mannerisms that the character has got to portray. Read more…

A Filmy May!

May 3, 2012

As the summer starts, May is the filler to all the summer blockbusters that will be releasing. But this year, May has a powerful line-up and it might just become the top month of the summer.

Jannat 2

After the super success of Jannat, the team of director Kunal Deshmukh and producer duo Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt have come back with the sequel. No prizes for guessing who stars in it. Emraan Hashmi, the staple diet of Bhatt camp stars in the lead role along with actors like Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda and Imran Zahid. While Jannat explored the dark side of the cricketing world, the sequel is set against the explosive murky backdrop of the arms trade in North India. It revolves around Sonu Dilli (Emraan Hashmi), who buys and sells locally made guns and weapons and has been tagged as ‘KKC – Kutti Kameeni Cheez’ by his customers. Read more…

April Movie Fever!

April 4, 2012

Though cricket fever is slowly taking over, big movie releases are determined to keep the moviegoers throughout the month of April.

Titanic 3D (April 5th, 2012)

One hundred years after its maiden voyage, Titanic sets sail again for theatres in 3D this Friday. The 1997 film was inspired by the most famous shipwreck of modern history, the RMS Titanic. The exorbitant budget, notoriously troubled production and young leads made it a risky Hollywood endeavour for James Cameron back in 1997. 15 years later, the film is the second highest grossing movie of all time (eclipsed only by Avatar), Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet Read more…

Abhishek Bachchan gathers his [Players]

December 12, 2011

In a heart to heart interview Abhishek Bachchan tells Jyothi Venkatesh that he used to use his reviews to learn how to improve as an actor, instead of getting angry with his critics, who he feels have made him a better actor over the years.

Is Players the remake of Italian Job?

Basically, Players is about a gold heist. I’d say that though Players is actually the official remake of Italian Job, I prefer to call it an adaptation since the basic dacha is that of Italian Job, which was first made in 1969 with Michael Cain when I was not even born and once again in 2003 with Mark Wahlberg. Read more…

Ranveer Singh cons [Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl]

December 9, 2011

Given the bombastic statements he makes and his overpowering body language seen on TV shows and his interviews, I was expecting Ranveer Singh to walk in with a swagger and give us some headline-worthy quotes (he does say things like ‘I don’t know what a star is, I am not. I work like a dog’) but alas, the actor who struck gold as the uncouth Bittu, one half of a marriage making agency in Band Baaja Baraat disappointed me for sure. He comes across this good-natured, polite boy who will speak only when spoken to, won’t make any loud statements, smile sweetly and not be overenthusiastic about his next film. Maybe it’s the presence of his co-star and rumored girlfriend, Anushka Sharma (“We are very good friends, while people are writing things which don’t even exist between me and Sonakshi Sinha” he responds to a question on his alleged link-ups) sitting in another corner giving interviews. Read more…

Anushka Sharma joins the fight of [Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl]

December 7, 2011

Hell hath no fury like a woman complimented on her weight, especially when the woman in question is Anushka Sharma and the compliment goes something like this, ‘You have become painfully thin…what’s your diet’, ‘painfully’ being the operative word and reports flying thick about her battling anorexia. That’s enough to start Anushka, daughter of an army man, fly off the handle and shoot like a machine gun, stopping just short of giving some gaalis (poor journo didn’t know where to disappear while the others ducked her verbal bullets). OK, so all those who hang on to every word written about our celebrities (nudge nudge wink wink) and believe them, Anushka has this to say, “I am perfectly fit. I take offence at being called an anorexic, have been reading articles about my battling with it. Anorexia is a mental disease, would have been in hospital now and not actively promoting the film. In my first film, you saw me wearing Patiala salwars, so you probably didn’t realize I was thin. I am 5 ft 9 inches, 175 cms. I have long bones. I have a very high metabolic rate. So thank you very much!” Read more…

Vidya Balan shows [The Dirty Picture]

December 5, 2011

After the boldness in Ishqiya, Vidya Balan continues her streak in the portrayal of late South Indian actress, Silk Smita in The Dirty Picture.

Is The Dirty Picture based on the life and times of Silk Smita?

At the very outset, let me make it very clear to you that my role in The Dirty Picture is not at all based on the real life story of starlet Silk Smita but inspired by her story. I’d say that it is the story of a dancing star, which was very popular in the 80’s. Though there were quite a few dancing stars like Silk Smita, Nylex Nalini, Disco Shanti and Polyester Padmini, it was only Silk Smita who was at the top of the heap at that point of time. Read more…

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