Katrina Kaif and Farhan Akhtar are going all out for Zoya Akhtar’s next film Zindagi Milegi Na Dubara. Katrina will be performingÂ various stunts in the film and she has already started learning to ride a dirt bike. She is taking the preliminary lessons in Mumbai and will go in for an advanced course when shooting starts in Spain. While she has ridden lighter bikes earlier, this is the first time she will be handling a dirt bike.
Meanwhile, Farhan Akhtar has started learning freeflying for the film in Spain. Freeflying is a type of skydiving that has Farhan jumping from planes and flying in a vertical position, with either feet first or head first! The first time he jumped, he was all muddled, but now after having jumped 16 times, Farhan has got the hang of it.
After Shekhar Kapoor,it seems that hrithik has found another admirer in Gurinder Chadha:
â€˜I am waiting for KITESâ€™
Gurinder Chadha is her bubbly, effervescent self as she speaks to Screen from London about her soon-to-be-released film Itâ€™s A Wonderful Afterlife. Between peals of laughter, she describes the experience of making the movie, casting Shabana Azmi and Heroes hottie, Sendhil Ramamurthy and her Bollywood dreamsItâ€™s A Wonderful Afterlife looks different from your previous big, fat wedding extravaganzas.
Well yes, it does look different simply because it is a little different. I am attempting my hand at horror/supernatural for the first time. But it’s not just horror, itâ€™s comedy too.
Who in Bollywood is the favourite of the netizens? The answer is loud and clear: Katrina Kaif! So, when a poll is conducted on the web for the â€˜Hottest Body of the Decadeâ€™, no brownie points for guessing whoâ€™s going to top it.
The oh-so-beautiful, pristine, gorgeous Bollywood babe Katrina Kaif has won the online battle for the hottest bod by getting 33 percent votes. She pipped to the post hotties like Bipasha Basu (13 percent), Aishwarya Rai (10 percent) and Priyanka Chopra (9 percent).
â€œLadyâ€ luck is literally shining very bright on Hrithik Roshan these days.With the top and the hottest leading ladies inÂ showbizÂ working with Hrithik,he is going through THE phase of his Superstar life.Every actor or rather every man would want to be in his shoes right now!
The list goes as:
Media reports of scorching scenes between the couple Â were inundated right sinceÂ the making of Kites.The theatrical promos have confirmed the same.
Q. Can you tell me which film had the biggest opening in 2005, was it No Entry or Mangal Pandey?
A. Mangal Pandey had the biggest opening in 2005. It had record first weekend business and near record first week buisness.
Katrina Kaif, who is busy promoting her forthcoming film Raajneeti, says she may get married in the next two years.
“I think in two years I will get married. But still two years is a long time. I think I still have some time. Lets see. You know as the saying goes, ‘Man proposes god disposes’ – so every time we make a plan god comes and changes it. Let’s see,” Katrina, who is often linked with Salman Khan, told reporters in Mumbai.
With his soon to be released film Kites creating a furore in the film world, Hrithik Roshan is ‘hotter than ever’ property in Bollywood. Just recently the actor, much to the delight of his fans, took to the …
One of the most successful transitions from actor to director (KHUDGARZ, KHOON BHARI MAANG, KARAN ARJUN, KRRISH etc.) is that of Rakesh Roshan, who along with veteran composer, brother Rajesh Roshan, treated music lovers to some high class, melodious music under their banner Filmkraft. Exactly a decade ago, another Roshan, the most charismatic star of them all, Hrithik Roshan , joined them and together they went on to create box office records with KAHO NA PYAR HAI. Now ten years have gone by and super hero Hrithik has stamped his authority and proven his box office clout (both in India and Overseas) time and time again.
The father son duo have a hundred percent success record and uncle Rajesh has always stood up to the occasion and come out of hibernation to compose chartbusters for Hrithik. Blockbuster films like KAHO NA PYAAR HAI, KOI… MIL GAYA and KRISHH all had memorable or good music. In fact the music of KAHO NA PYAAR HAI and KMG is still popular amongst the youth. And going by the trend this should continue with KITES, a truly international film with Spanish star, the vivacious and pretty Barbara Mori. But this is for the first time that a film starring Hrithik (under their banner Filmkraft) is being directed not by his father but Anurag Basu, another super successful director (MURDER, GANGSTER and LIFE…IN A METRO). Anurag too has ears for good, classy music and all his previous films had some lovely songs to boast of. So, with gargantuan expectations we go ahead and savour the musical offering that these super creative minds have for us.
It’s a typical Rajesh Roshan soft, sentimental love ditty (that we are so used over the years) that opens the album and so naturally when we come across ‘Zindagi Do Pal Ki’ its nostalgia revisited. Rendered to perfection by K.K in his highly lovable high pitched style, the beauty of the song lies not in its catchy ‘mukhda’ but its beautifully paced ‘antara’ that is absolutely magical as it unfolds slowly and yet manages to grasp the attention of the listener. The number is not entirely a romantic offering but its semi philosophical in its outlook too, and that is what makes it unique and special. Veteran lyricist Nasir Faraaz , who is a regular with the Roshan camp, has done an outstanding job of combing the two themes and coming up with a song that is way above the ordinary as was the demand of the situation. The old world charm is prevalent (with traces of R.D. Burman- Kishore classic , ‘ O Hansini Meri Hansini’ from ZEHREELA INSAAN ) throughout the composition which is laced with beautiful harmonica and soft synth instruments. A superb composition first up!
‘Zindagi Do Pal Ki-Remix’ by DJ A-Myth will be appreciated by those who like fast beats and heightened tempo, though frankly the original beauty of the track that lay in its relaxed paced is hampered to an extent.
Zoya Akhtar’s all-boy flick featuring Hrithik Roshan, brother Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol will only have two women Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin. When Zoya signed Kat, she told her: “This will be your sexiest look ever!” Shot completely …
Huge. That, in one word, pretty much summarises the expectations that one has from the music of Kites. Roshans have been a team since time immemorial and it is just apt to expect nothing but an excellent soundtrack when Hrithik Roshan, Rakesh Roshan and Rajesh Roshan come together. Add to that, the man in the driving seat, Anurag Basu, who has to his credit many musicals including Life In A Metro where Pritam’s soundtrack has managed a cult status for itself over years gone by and you are pretty much sitting at an album from which a music lover would be expecting nothing but the best. With lyricists like Nasir Faraaz and Asif Ali Beg roped in to write for five songs in the album, there is a certain freshness which is pretty much expected as well.
Let’s set an expectation clear at the very onset. Unlike many fly-by-night albums that make an instant impression from the word ‘Go’ with chartbuster tunes heading straight towards the next dance floor upstairs, Kites takes it’s time own to settle down. So one has to be indeed patient before passing a verdict in this musical score by Rajesh Roshan that actually carries forward the 70s mood in the new age milieu. These are the kind of songs that have to be nurtured, read: played on multiple times, before one starts developing a liking. And once that happens, there is no looking back as the numbers continue to play on in your mind after the music has stopped.
This is what happens in case of the opening track ‘ Zindagi Do Pal Ki‘ as well which has Rajesh Roshan written on it from the very first note. Whether it is the coming together of Western and Indian instruments or the way KK goes on to stretch his vocals for the words ‘ Intezar Kab Tak… ‘, you know it is a clear cut Roshan family influence in the song. A love song written by Nasir Faraaz, it is simple, has a moderate pace to it and takes time to settle down before one picks it up all over again to add it to the list of the favourites. The ‘remix version’ keeps the sanctity of the original intact and doesn’t turn out to be any intrusion whatsoever.
What follows next is a better track, ‘ Dil Kyun Yeh Mera‘, which is written by Nasir Faraaz and has an oriental beginning to it, hence reminding of many a composition that has been created by Pritam for films coming from the house of Bhatts. Perhaps it is also the KK factor that one ends up getting nostalgic about the Anurag Basu-Pritam combination but then the fact remains that once the singer begins singing his lines, you know that Rajesh Roshan can’t be ignored for long. He is someone who should be composing more often but when one hears a soothing tune like ‘ Dil Kyun… ‘, one also ends up looking at the entire situation positively and prays that he continues to take his time but make timeless tunes like these. One would have thought that a ‘remix version’ wasn’t required for a song like this but 50 seconds into it and the rap-n-reggae that comes along ensures that you would definitely want to play this one on as well when in a different mood.
It’s a soft beginning for Nasir Faraaz written ‘ Tum Bhi Ho Wahi‘ which has the sound of guitar leading to Vishal Dadlani coming to the forefront. After singing for half a dozen composers from the current times, the composer-singer lends his vocals for a veteran as well and gets into a rock mode soon after. A little later, even Suraj Jagan joins Vishal behind the mike and gets into his trademark full throated rendition. However, what is noticeable is a signature sound that plays on right through the song. This is one of those tracks that doesn’t hook on you from the lyrics perspective but it’s the hook sound which stays on with you long after the song is through. This is the reason why this sound arrives at the very beginning in the ‘remix version’.
The title song arrives a little later in the day and is aptly titled ‘ Kites In The Sky‘. Written by Asif Ali Beg, this English track also makes the much talked about singing debut of Hrithik Roshan. However, it is Suzanne D’Mello who arrives on the scene first and it is only 45 seconds into the song that Hrithik makes an appearance. Does he do well? Oh yes, and that too amazingly well. A soft and slow moving track where every note is up for scrutiny, ‘Kites‘ has minimal instruments in the background, something which is always a tough situation for any singer, even if he is trained, because ever nuance is noticeable. However, credit it to Hrithik and the team of Kites which pulls off this classy number quite well. A number that should be a hot favourite in lounges and urban youth.
Still waiting for that quintessential dance number featuring Hrithik Roshan? Well, wait for ‘ Fire‘ which is four and a half minutes piece with minimal singing that is heard very late in the day. One doesn’t mind that though since the techno sound that carries ‘ Fire‘ from inception to the ultimate culmination reaches its crescendo exactly 100 seconds into the piece. Now that’s the point which should burn the dance floor when played on in a disc or a club because Hrithik is expected to ensure trademark dance moves from here on. Rajesh Roshan, Vishal Dadlani, Anirudh Bhola and Anushka Manchanda form the quartet that lends its vocals and though their collective output is 80s at it’s best, it’s the coming together of Western instruments that make ‘ Fire‘ an irresistible track that only adds on to the excitement once it resurfaces once again.
Wake up, Mumbaikars! Rise and shine, and tune into the breakfast show Hi Mumbai on Radio Mirchi 98.3FM, itâ€™s from 9.15 to 11.15 am. In which RJ Jeeturaaj, your high-spirited and bubbly host, has with him the Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan and his music composer uncle, the legendary Rajesh Roshan.
Theyâ€™re there to talk about Kites, that much-awaited film, starring Hrithik and Latino bombshell Barbara Mori. Donâ€™t know how Jeeturaaj dragged them down to the Mirchi Studios in Lower Parel so early (the Roshans are probably still in their pjs), but make the most of it, this is an interactive show… you get to chat with Hrithik over your scrambled eggs and tea.
Listeners will be treated to the music of the film, naturally, because this edition of the breakfast show is intended to be the â€˜Mirchi Music Premiere of Kitesâ€™. According to Rajesh Roshan, â€œThe songs are soft and melodious to suit the romantic flavour of the film. We recorded two songs after they were shot, which was quite challenging, I had not attempted this in 37 years of my career. But with Rakesh as the guiding force, everything was possible.
MUMBAI: “I like the jury’s choice,” is what Kalki Koechelin said after she won her first Filmfare award for Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D. The actress has now been signed on by Excel Entertainment for Zoya Akhtar’s tentatively titled film …
Nafisa Ali is back in movies after a long stint. She talks to TOI about her latest release Lahore and future projects.
What made you pick Lahore? When Sanjay narrated the story I connected with it instantly as the …