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  • First On Net: Akshay Kumar’s Exclusive Interview For Filmfare By Raghuvendra Singh | January 2013

    I’m b bit wary when I meet up with Akshay Kumar on the sets of BOSS. It’s reportedly a remake of 2010 Malayalam hit POKKIRI RAJA. The original starred Mammootty and considering Mammootty’s formidable reputation, I wonder how Akshay would get into the skin of a Mammootty flick. But an action film is an action film in any language and I’m sure Akshay is heads and shoulders above Mammootty as far as action is concerned. There is a fun track blaring in the background as Akshay goes about beating up goons in his Chin tat a rumbustious style. Director Anthony D’souza (of Blue fame) sets up the next action shot and Akshay takes time off to shoot some breeze with poor moi who’s been willing

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  • I feel more responsible today-Salman Khan

    Ahead of his birthday tomorrow, Bollywood star Salman Khan talks about being the actor with the ‘blockbuster touch’ Aakanksha Naval-Shetye (DNA; December 26, 2012)   Everything you touch seems to turn to gold at the box-office, including your latest Dabangg 2. Do you feel like the ‘man with the Midas touch’? Arre baap re! Midas didn’t have a happy ending, did he? (feigns a worried expression). I wish what you are saying was true, then I wouldn’t have to worry about film scripts, direction, acting (laughs). But I think the genre has worked for me. Besides the director, cameraman, spotboys are as much a hero in the making of a film. I am just fortunate that my fans have always been there for me. What

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  • Ajay spreads ‘save the tiger’ message in Himmatwala

    BOMBAY TIMES (December 28, 2012)   It is learnt that Ajay Devgn and Sajid Khan, who’re working on of Himmatwala, have incorporated the Save the Tiger campaign in their film. The movie, set in the early 1980s, features a sequence in which Ajay grapples with a huge tiger — that has escaped free — before getting it back into its cage. And after ensuring the wild cat is locked in and the people around are safe, his character is believed to tell the tiger to not get out again. “Otherwise, I’ll have to fight with you to put you back in again. And then, people will be fighting to save the tiger,” Ajay’s character is reported to be saying to the tiger. Interestingly, the sequence

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  • We were offered to ghost direct films – Abbas-Mustan

    Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; December 28, 2012)   For decades, Hindi cinema has expressed the idea of love as do jism aur ek jaan. This idea, though it’s filial, not romantic love, finds form in the partnership of brothers Abbas-Mustan. The directors of hits like Baazigar, Baadshah, Khiladi and Race say they have not spent a single day apart in 54 years. They share a common cellphone, and as we discovered during the course of this interview, often finish one another’s sentences. Presenting Bollywood’s most unusual jodi.

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  • Check out Ayushmann assisting Shoojit for Madras Cafe

    Ayushmann Khurrana had to fly down to Kochi to work as Shoojit Sircar’s AD for 10 days. Know why… Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; December 27, 2012)   No one knows it better than John Abraham and Shoojit Sircar to hold a man to his words. So much so that more than a year after Ayushmann Khurrana offered to double up as an AD for them, the two called forth for his services on the sets of their upcoming film, Madras Cafe.

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  • No takers for Rajesh Khanna’s last film

    Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 26, 2012)   He may have regained some of his lost glory in death earlier this year but as things stand, the ‘First Superstar of Hindi Cinema’ may not be back on the silver screen to entertain his fans one last time.

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  • Rekha, Sharman Joshi in Indra Kumar’s Super Nani

    Sneha Mahadevan (BOMBAY TIMES; December 27, 2012)   It is a dream come true for director Indra Kumar, who managed to get Rekha to play the protagonist in his next film, Super Nani. The film, which also stars Sharman Joshi, Randhir Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Indra Kumar’s daughter Shweta, is about a grandson inspiring his grandmother to do something worthwhile in life.

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  • Dabangg 2 Has Excellent First Week

    Dabangg 2 had an excellent first week as it collected around the 99 crore nett range. It is the third highest first week collection (7 days) of all time behind Ek Tha Tiger and Bodyguard. The collections did drop a bit on Thursday as it a collected in the 6-6.25 crore nett range. It was around 20% lower than the previous day. The film has gone into week two with a huge screen count as there is no other major release. There are multiplexes with 25 or 30 shows in week two which is rare. The second week record of Three Idiots of 55 crore will be safe but Dabangg 2 may surpass the second best total for week two which was the 36 crore

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  • Bollywood’s Ten Biggest Flops of 2012

    Aiyyaa Aiyyaa’s quirky and bizarre humour didn’t find many takers. Remake of the 25 minute-long Marathi film Gandh (fragrance), Aiyyaa was two and a half hour-long and probably got lost in translation. Too many songs cropped up at the wrong time in the film, making it even more unbearable. Heroine Approximate budget: Rs 32 crore Approximate box-office recovery: Rs 20 crore Heroine flopped because of several plot holes. The film only depicts the protagonists fall in the film and doesn’t explore her rise in the film industry, unlike in other Madhur Bhandarkar films. The audience couldn’t sympathise with Kareena’s manipulative and destructive Maahi. Also, the film didn’t provide any fresh insights into Bollywood, like it promised. Agent Vinod Approximate budget: Rs 62 crore Approximate box-office recovery: Rs

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