Daily Archives: January 3, 2013
WILL TABLE NO 21 PROVIDE A GREAT START TO 2013?
2013 has begun and the first week itself sees the release of as many 4 films, all small/medium budgeted ones – Table No.21, Rajdhani Express, Dehraadun Diary and Meri Shadi Karao. Out of these, Table No.21 seems most promising and if reports are positive, can turn out to be the first success of 2013!
The first trailer can make or break the film and first theatrical trailer of Table No 21 confirms the fact. The trailer is riveting and makes viewers extremely curious for the film. Paresh Rawal seems in top form as the villain while Rajeev Khandelwal though reminds one of his debut film Aamir, shows promise. Tena Desae, having Hollywood films to his credit, is part of the principle cast too. The film deals with a reality show which boasts of terrible and even fatal consequences if the participant break the only rule – lie while answering. The film is around 2 hours length and can turn out to be an engaging thriller if made well and attract audiences. Unfortunately, promotion hasn’t been satisfactory after the first trailer was unveiled. Also, the film is directed by Aditya Datt – who has made disasters like Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Dil Diya Hai, Good Luck and Will You Marry Me – which has made many viewers vary of the film. The film has no competition as such (Dabangg 2 wave is waving off). Good feedback is the only thing that can save the film.
Filmmaker Karan Johar and superstar Shahrukh Khan have been the best of pals for years now. And to no surprise, Karan Johar was much expected to celebrate this New Year with Khan but KJo chose to turn down SRK’s invite at the last moment.
Karan Johar who was very much in Dubai at that night had been invited by both Salman Khan and SRK to their respective NYE celebrations hosted in Palm Jumeirah address, The Times of India reported.
A source close to the filmmaker spilled the beans: “Karan did receive an invite from SRK, and for the longest time he was actually in two minds whether he should miss it or be there. For years they have ushered in the New Year together in Dubai. You can say, the tradition was broken for the first time.”
Reportedly, Khan’s dinner bash was a quiet and private affair. It was attended by SRK’s other friends Boney Kapoor, Sridevi, Chunkey Pandey and wife, Sanjay and Maheep Kapoor. But, unfortunately, KJo wasn’t a part of it.
Starting his showbiz career as a TV show host, Sajid Khan has been steadily climbing up the Bollywood ranks. And our sources say that Sajid is now apparently the highest paid director in tinsel town after receiving a cheque of a whopping Rs 25 crore for his upcoming film Himmatwala.
An industry insider says, “He is Bollywood’s perfect ingredient for masala films. A particular production house saw some footage of his still-in-the-making film and were bowled over by his work. Now the company wants him to direct a film for them and have already handed over Rs 25 crore as his fee.”
After a successful 2012, actor Akshay Kumar enters 2013 by shooting for the Hindi remake of Tamil action thriller Thuppakki. Akki tweeted about the shoot on the social networking site today.
Akshay tweets, “Started shooting my first film in the New Year, the Hindi remake of Thuppakki! Would love to get your good wishes today.”
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1. Salman Khan :
The two biggest grossers belonged to him just like last year and is simply at a different level to other stars as far as box office is concerned.
2. Akshay Kumar:
A huge year with Rowdy Rathore and Housefull 2 although Khiladi
786 was a downer towards the end of the year.
For John Wright, the man who first told Sachin Tendulkar that he stood a good chance of becoming the first batsman to score a century of international hundreds, the one-day innings which stood out in terms of value was not one of Tendulkar’s monumental hundreds where bowlers were taken to a slaughter house, but a determined 81.
While paying tribute to the batting champion, who called time on his one-day career last week, the former India coach reckoned that Tendulkar’s neat knock against Zimbabwe at Harare during the 2003 World Cup was an innings which helped calm a nation. “He was under considerable pressure (India were trounced by Australia in the previous game and all hell broke lose in India). Sachin had a brief press conference before that game and it was almost quite presidential in its briefness and honesty. He assured everyone that there was nothing to worry and the team members were giving it their best. Only Sachin could have sent out that message. And then to follow it up with action was just tremendous. That’s the kind of strength Sachin has,” said Wright from Christchurch recently.
Tendulkar’s 81 off 91 balls (10×4) helped India post 255 for seven before Zimbabwe were bowled out for 172.
The statement Tendulkar gave out to the media was: “We ourselves are disappointed with the kind of performance we all have put up. I also understand the disappointment you have gone through. I’m just here to assure all of you that we’ll be fighting till the last ball is bowled.”
Ship Of Theseus has been to three film festivals — Cannes, Tokyo and Mumbai — and deals with questions of identity, justice and beauty, among others, by way of its protagonists.
This is called secularism? This guy has been giving such speeches in the past as well but UPA government is always silent for the sake of vote banks. Such people exist in every community and each one of them should …
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) turned a new leaf in cricket diplomacy by granting visa to former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad, who shares close family ties with the India’s most wanted gangster-turned-terrorist Dawood Ibrahim .
Miandad would arrive in India on January 5 to watch the third and final ODI between the two neighbours in New Delhi the next day. He would also be honoured during the last match.
In fact, the former skipper claimed that he had absolutely no problem in getting an Indian visa, which is normally a cumbersome process for citizens of either country.
It could be mentioned that Miandad’s son Junaid is married to Dawood’s daughter Mahrukh. The marriage with the daughter of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts mastermind was solemnised under unprecedented security cover in Dubai in 2005.
Hugh Hefner’s celebrating the new year as a married man once again.
The 86-year-old Playboy magazine founder exchanged vows with his “runaway bride,” Crystal Harris, at a private Playboy Mansion ceremony on New Year’s Eve.
Ms Harris, a 26-year-old “Playmate of the Month” in 2009, broke off a previous engagement to Mr Hefner just before they were to be married in 2011.
Playboy said on Tuesday that the couple celebrated at a New Year’s Eve party at the mansion with guests that included comic Jon Lovitz, Gene Simmons of KISS and baseball star Evan Longoria.
From all the public appearances that are lined up on his busy diary of commitments, Bollywood superstar and accused in a 2002 hit-and-run case Salman Khan has been let off from the kind that is least expected – those that require his presence at the court of law.
A court document obtained by Mid-day has revealed that the actor has been exempted his court appearance a whopping 83 times in the past decade. On December 26, Mid-Day reported how the Bandra police had failed to serve him the court summons, even though he was spotted in the same week at a high-profile party and shooting in Mehboob Studios. He has also been reporting to work on the sets of his TV show.
Subsequently, Salman was exempted from the court appearance on December 27, which happened to be his 47th birthday. The actor’s sisters Alvira and Arpita, and his lawyer Dipesh Mehta appeared at the Bandra court on behalf of the birthday boy.
The shocking court statistics came to light in a court petition filed by Santosh Daundkar asking about the inordinate delay in the case proceedings. The petition says, ‘The Salman hit-and-run case happened in 2002 but the trial in this case is still far to end, even though more than 10 years have elapsed and 90 court hearings have taken place’.
Trinamool’s politics of shame: Cash and dancing girls
A controversy has broken out after young girls danced in skimpy clothes at a Trinamool Congress foundation day function at Bhangar in South 24 Parganas district with a TMC leader allegedly throwing …
Akbaruddin Owaisi ( Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA, Andhra Pradesh) : Remove the police for 15 minutes and then 25 crore Muslims are enough to kill 100 crore Hindus.January 3, 2013 | aman 16
It’s strange that our so-called secular media is completely oblivious of this incident and have remained mum over the issue. This moron praises terrorists like kasab and lambasts India and Hindus. Ironically he is considered to be pro-congress.