Daily Archives: December 17, 2012
Captain Dhoni blames batsmen and seniors for defeat
For Mahendra Singh Dhoni, life cannot get tougher. Having suffered whitewashes in England and Australia last year, India’s captain suffered the ignominy of losing a home series to England.
Instead of taking …
Farooque Shaikh: LISTEN AMAYA deals with two generations
However he made a resounding comeback with the National Award winning, LAHORE, and followed it up with the topical SAAS BAHU AUR SENSEX . And the good news is that early 2013 …
Buzz is, Shah Rukh Khan wants to work with PeeCee in his next film. Will it be a Happy New Year for the actress?
Soumyadipta Banerjee and Chandrima Pal (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 17, 2012)
Kareena discusses flirting with Saif and her love of lace lingerie in her just-launched book
MUMBAI MIRROR (December 17, 2012)
The director’s now making a film with the sex siren
BOMBAY TIMES (December 17, 2012)
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 16, 2012)
That the audience would recognise present-day politicians in the characters of Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha, had been reported by this newspaper. Here’s one to start with: Ajay Devgn will play a role modelled on activist-politician Arvind Kejriwal in the film.
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; December 17, 2012)
After her much-acclaimed performance in the Hollywood film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Tena Desae will be next seen in Bollywood’s Table No 21 with Rajeev Khandelwal.
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; December 17, 2012)
BOMBAY TIMES (December 17, 2012)
Rajinikanth’s life story has been included in a chapter for students of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the Learning to Communicate (Course Book 6). The chapter is titled ‘From Bus Conductor to Superstar’ and it comes under the category ‘Dignity Of Work’. The lesson has reportedly been included to inculcate a sense of achievement amongst kids and to motivate them to follow their goals and passion in life with persistent hard work.
NEW DELHI: A medical student in her twenties, who was traveling with her male friend in a whiteline bus from Munirka to Uttam Nagar area in west Delhi, was allegedly gang-raped by a group of men inside the moving bus and thrown off the vehicle near Mahipalpur in south Delhi on late Sunday night.
The woman’s friend is an engineering pass-out and works for a private firm.
The girl and the boy were reportedly returning after watching a movie at a theatre in Select City Walk mall in Saket area of south Delhi.
They took an auto till Munirka and then boarded the whiteline bus from the bus stop to go to Uttam Nagar area near Palam where they reside.
Actress Tena Desae is thrilled with a Golden Globe nomination for her Hollywood film ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’. The movie is in the run for the best motion picture (Musical or Comedy) award, it was announced in Los Angeles.
“I had the best feeling about this film from the word ‘go’ and always expected the best for it. I’m thrilled the film has been nominated for the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards. They’re all much respected awards and a nomination is supremely exciting,” Tena said in a statement.
The actress, who plays Sunaina, a call centre worker in the movie, added: “The competition is tough and has some truly fantastic films this year, which makes the nomination all the more incredible. Fingers crossed.”
Tena will soon be seen opposite Rajeev Khandelwal and Paresh Rawal in ‘Table No.21′. Directed by Aditya Dutt, the movie is dark and intense and hits theatre on Jan 4, 2013.
Last quarter of 2012 isn’t exactly going as per plans. ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, ‘Son of Sardaar’, ‘Talaash’ and ‘Khiladi 786?, all biggies boasting of superstar actors, were expected to put the box office on fire. Wait, before the box office comes in, they were also expected to be classics. Okay, let’s keep ‘Son of Sardaar’ and ‘Khiladi 786? out of it. After all, the makers never promised a film that will be remembered or acclaimed for it’s content.
However, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ and ‘Talaash’ were expected to be on these lines, at least amongst the audience. One can go on and on about the ‘wow-this-film-looks-fab-on-paper’ conversations that were centred around the Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan starrers. In fact at the beginning of 2012, no one would have doubted the box office journey that these films would take. Content or no content! In the middle of this all, there came ‘Son of Sardaar’.
There was talk that AR Murugadoss’ recent Tamil film being directed by him with Akshay Kumar in the lead would be backed by Eros International. But the latter walked out as they felt the money involved was way too much.
Since then, everyone’s been wondering who would back the Thuppakki remake. The cat is out of the bag now and it’s Reliance Entertainment. We’re told the deal is already done and only the paperwork remains. And, get this; the price tag is much lesser, so Reliance will be investing much less than Eros International was asked to.